US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention

By Eva Bartlett

March 30, 2019 "Information Clearing House" Venezuela is America's current target for mass destabilization in the hope of installing a puppet government.

America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state's ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. Alongside the economic war there has been a steady propaganda war, but in recent months, the propaganda has escalated dramatically, from corporate media to US political figures.

Venezuela is described as the country pilots are refusing to fly to, as per a March 18, 2019, AP article on American Airlines cancelling all flights to Venezuela, containing scary phrases like safety concerns and civil unrest.

On March 9, American cancelled my Miami-Caracas flight on the basis that there wasn't enough electricity to land at Caracas airport. Strangely enough, the Copa flight I took the following day after an overnight in Panama had no problem landing, nor did Copa flights on the day of my own cancelled flight, according to Copa staff.

The cancellation of flights to Venezuela then lends legitimacy to the shrill tweets of Marco Rubio, Mike Pence, John Bolton, and the previously unknown non-president, Juan Guaido.

I've been in various areas of Caracas since March 10, and I've seen none of this civil unrest that corporate media are talking about. I've walked around Caracas, usually on my own, and haven't experienced the worry for my safety corporate media is telling Westerners they should suddenly feel more than normal in Venezuela.

 

In fact, I see little difference from the Venezuela I knew in 2010 when I spent half a year here, except the hyperinflation is absurdly worse and in my absence I missed the years of extreme right-wing opposition supporters street violence a benign term for the guarimbas which saw opposition supporters burning people alive, among other violence against people and security.

   

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