Countdown To War On Venezuela - Step II: Trump
Imposes More Sanctions
By Moon Of
25, 2017 "Information
month ago we warned of the
upcoming war on Venezuela.
Such a war
could blow up huge in many nations of the region.
U.S. trained and financed opposition has tried
to create violent chaos in the streets but
failed to gain traction with the majority of the
people. The only support it has inside the
country is from the richer bourgeois in the
major cities which despises the government's
social justice program. Workers and farmers are
better off under the social-democratic policies
of first Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas Maduro. The
coup attempt as step one of a U.S. takeover of
Venezuela has failed.
Last month a new constitutional assembly was
voted in and it is ready to defend the state.
election to the assembly but is now complaining
that it has no seats in it. One of the
assemblies first moves was to fire the renegade
General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz. She had
condemned the government for its resistance to
the coup attempts. She now has fled the country
together with her husband. The Miami Herald
admits that she
is on the U.S. payroll:
Ortega, a longtime government insider who
became chief prosecutor in 2007, is likely
safeguarding some of the administration’s
most damning legal secrets. And
she’s thought to be working with U.S. law
enforcement at a time when
Washington is ratcheting up sanctions on
that Ortega's husband was blackmailed by the
U.S. after he was involved in large illegal
U.S. President Trump
use military force should the dully elected
President Maduro not give up his position. The
CIA head Pompeo recently
countries neighboring Venezuela "trying to help
them understand the things they might do". Did
he suggest weapon supplies to some proxy forces
or an outright invasion?
Today the Trump administration
sanctions on Venezuela:
sanctions Trump signed by executive order
prohibit financial institutions from
providing new money to the government or
state oil company PDVSA. It would also
restrict PDVSA's U.S. subsidiary, Citgo,
from sending dividends back to Venezuela as
well as ban trading in two bonds the
government recently issued to circumvent its
increasing isolation from western financial
Venezuela was prepared for at least some of
these sanctions. A few moth ago the Russian oil
giant Rosneft acquired a share of PDVSA and at
least some oil sales
through that company:
Russian oil firm Rosneft has struck deals
with several buyers for almost its entire
quota of Venezuelan crude for the remainder
of the year, traders told Reuters on
Wednesday, the first time it has conducted
such a large sale of the OPEC member’s oil.
Venezuela's oil deliveries to the United
States have declined in recent years amid
falling production, commercial issues, and
sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
The White House statement calls Maduro a
"dictator" and his Presidency "illegitimate".
Both descriptions are laughable. Maduro was
elected in free and fair elections. The former
U.S. president Jimmy Carter called the election
system in Venezuela
the best in the world.
The new sanctions will likely increase the
support for the current government.
The White House
further economic measures:
call to brief reporters on the measures, the
[senior Trump] official said the United
States has significant influence over
Venezuela's economy but does not want to
wield it in an irresponsible manner that
could further burden the already-struggling
Venezuela will now have some troubling times.
But unless the U.S. launches an outright
military attack on the country -by proxy of its
neighbors, through mercenaries or by itself- the
country will easily survive the unjust
300 billion barrels the proven oil-reserves of
Venezuela are the largest of the world. They are
the reason why the U.S. wants to subjugate the
country. But neither Russia nor China nor anyone
else wants to see those reserves under U.S.
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