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Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts:

Nothing better illustrates Washington’s opposition to democracy and self-determination than the blatantly public coup Washington has organized against the properly elected president of Venezuela.

Washington has been trying to overthrow the Venezuelan government for years. Washington wants the state owned oil company to be privatized so that it can fall into the hands of US oil companies. That would ensure Washington’s control over Venezuela. Transferring the wealth out of the country would prevent any economic development from inside the country. Every aspect of the economy would end up in the hands of US corporations. The exploitation would be ruthless and brutal.

Venezuelans understand this, which is why Washington, despite wrecking the Venezuelan economy and offering enormous bribes to the Venezuelan military, has not yet been able to turn the people and the troops against Maduro.

Moon of Alabama’s explanation of Washington’s attack on Venezuela gives you a truer picture that differs completely from the lies voiced by the American and European politicians and presstitute media, a collection of whores who are devoid of all integrity and all morality and lie for their living.

I am not as confident as Moon of Alabama that Venezuela’s effort dating back to Chavez to be a sovereign country independent of Washington’s control can survive. Washington is determined to teach all of Latin America that it is pointless to dream of self-determination. Washington simply will not permit it.

Maduro, despite being the duly elected president with the mass of the people and military behind him, apparently lacks the power to arrest the American puppet who, despite the absence of any law or election as a basis, has declared himself to be president, thus creating a Washington-backed “government” as an alternative to the elected one. The inability of Maduro to defend democracy from within is a sign of the weakness of his office. How can Maduro possibly be a dictator when he is helpless in the face of open sedition?

If Russia and China quickly established a military presence in Venezuela to protect their loans and oil investments, Venezuela could be saved, and other countries that would like to be independent would take heart that, although there is no support for self-determination anywhere in the Western World, the former authoritarian countries will support it. Other assertions of independence would arise, and the Empire would collapse.

Venezuela is an opportunity for Russia and China to assume the leadership of the world, but I doubt the Russian and Chinese governments have the vision to seize the opportunity and, thereby, fundamentally change the world.

Putin is wasting his breath when he correctly criticizes Washington for its violations of international law. In Washington’s view, law is what serves American interest.

Here is Moon of Alabama’s analysis:

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Russia already has a military presence in Venezuela. It has got an air base on the Venezuelan island of La Orchilla.

Furthermore, Russsia’s Gazprom has done a deal with Venezuela’s goverment and oil will be sold through Russian accounts. The Russian Federation is willing to defend its investments in Venezuela.

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Many assets (monetary) have also been placed through the accounts, although I thought they were duel accounts, not just Russia.

As for “apparently lacks the power to arrest the American puppet”; if they did that, that would be like opening Pandora’s box, when there is already part chaos; it would kill the Country dead before a Yanker had set foot in the Country.

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Olivia Kroth

RUSSIA TODAY is a trustworthy news media. It never lies.
The third paragraph of the RT text explains:

At the same time, the bank also admitted that PDVSA does have some accounts in Gazprombank but they were opened “several years ago” as part of the oil giant’s cooperation with some Russian companies.

Gazprom places the Venezuelan oil sales money in its accounts which were opened during the presidency of Hugo Chavez.

Olivia Kroth

TASS reports:

Russia plans to submit to the UN Security Council (UNSC) its own draft resolution on resolving the Venezuelan crisis in response to US-proposed draft that envisages new elections. Copies of both documents were obtained by TASS.

“[UN Security Council] calls for settling the situation in Venezuela by peaceful means,” the Russian draft resolution said adding that the UNSC “supports all initiatives aimed at achieving political settlement, including the mechanism developed in Montevideo.”


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