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Venezuela puts military on war footing

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his armed forces are ready to face the US which he called “the most criminal empire in the history of mankind”.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has stated that his country is making preparations to resist a US invasion which has been threatened by Donald Trump. While Russia and China have both steadfastly opposed aggression against Venezuela, including during Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavriv and Wang Yi’s time at the United Nations General Assembly last week, Caracas is not taking chances.

After urged for steadfast preparedness on the part of the Venezuelan armed forces, Maduro told the troops,

“We have been blatantly threatened by the most criminal empire in the history of mankind”.

He further stated that Venezuela has “the rifles, the missiles and the well-oiled tanks at the ready” to protect “every inch of the national territory”, before stating that his administration will ensure “every inch of the national territory”.

He then criticised the pro-war rhetoric of the United States in a move which echoed statements by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister who on Monday, addressed the final day of the opening of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

As The Duran reported this week:

“Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations, delivering a speech that represented the final answer among the nations Donald Trump threatened during his deeply controversial address to the UN last week.

Arreaza began with a short history lesson concerning Simón Bolívar, the fighter for the independence of Latin American states against Spanish colonial rule. Arreaza stated that the lesson of Simón Bolívar is one of unity without conquest. He further stated that this is the spirit which continues to guide and shape modern Venezuela.

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister then turned to the UN, praising the noble goals of the UN charter and calling the rostrum of the General Assembly a place that should be “protected and cared for”. He continued saying that “it is an almost sacred place for people”.

He continued stating,

“The UN has been profaned, disrespected and offended over and over again by arrogant powers who intend to impose unilateral rules (upon others)”

Arreaza then referenced the famous 2006 address to the General Assembly by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who said that after George W. Bush’s appearance, the rostrum “smelled like sulphur”. He stated then, that after 11 years, the same smell remains.

Arreaza then denounced Donald Trump as a man who sought to act as the “world’s emperor”, using the UN, which is a place for peace, in order to announce war on sovereign nations. The Venezuelan Foreign Minister compared Trump’s methods to the abuse of “dictatorial absolute power”. He also compared Donald Trump who heavily criticised the socialist government of Venezuela in his speech ,to the likes of the well-known paranoid anti-communist former US Senator Joseph McCarthy as well as former US President Richard Nixon.

He then said that in spite of the rhetorical differences between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, that Obama offered “different style but the same objective”.

Arreaza then slammed US objections to Venezuela being on the UN Human Rights Council saying that as the only nation to ever use nuclear weapons, it is the US whose place on that body should be withdrawn.

Turning to Donald Trump’s infamous border wall with Mexico, Arreaza stated that the wall acts to shield US from the vengeance many seek to impart on the US after telling lies about multiple wars, including the 2003 war on Iraq which was justified on the  weapons of mass destruction hoax. He called the wall an act of “political terrorism”.

He then turned to the Non-aligned Movement, stating that this movement which Venezuela currently chairs is a crucial body which can be used to counter the hegemonic weight of the United States.

Jorge Arreaza then turned to the unilateral sanctions the US has imposed on Venezuela saying that in spite of their outrageous nature, they will not stop Venezuela from spending over 68% of the country’s wealth on social programs.

He concluded by stating that in spite of efforts to destroy his country, Venezuela will achieve victory on all fronts”.

China comes out in strong show of support for Venezuela

 

 

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Stephen McCourt
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No not 2020. 2028: ” European economic and societal collapse by the year of 2028″: https://thesaker.is/pentagon-makes-a-20-year-plan-while-washington-outsources-its-color-revolution/
“On the European Continent, hidden from the common ear and eye, clandestine warfare against European citizens is planned by – the German Bundeswehr, NATO and other European armed forces. They are preparing for subjugating possible social upheavals, if necessary killing their own citizens,,,,” : https://thesaker.is/germany-and-nato-preparing-for-a-fascist-repression-in-europe/

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You GO Venezuela, as a Canadian, I salute you’s!!!

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AriusArmenian
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AriusArmenian

Be prepared, Venezuela.
Never forget that the US wants war.

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It is about THE OIL…BABY!!!!!!
GOLDMAN SACHS destroys countries..Greece,ITALY,SPAIN and so on
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https://youtu.be/aSMLTYHbPCE

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nshah

guess someone need to eliminate all those scumbags swine to rot in hell and meet with their master.. Satan..!

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

EU have no teeth and so when saddam and gaddaffi started selling in euros, there was no real backlash from a US military intervention on behalf of the ptrodollar. China have teeth, so any US military intervention against venezuala after they sell in yuan. Then i think we will see another showing of the ‘Empire with no clothes.’.Trump expects results and the army are not delivering in their stated missions or goals, heads will roll, Hopefully Trump takes forthcoming opportunities to sack inept military staff. (and US foreign policy starts heading in a direction more in keeping with hi campaign… Read more »

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

I rather like the US Military to be commanded by braggarts and blockheads.
there are no Rommel’s or Manstein’s there 🙂

bluewater
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JUST LIKE AMERIKA destroyed IRAQ and SYRIA…now it is being done to Venezuela

https://youtu.be/ESZN_YDE-TU

bbbar
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bbbar

A righteous sermon by O’Keefe. Everything he said was true, and his conclusions make perfect sense.

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Venezuela should immediately invite battle-hardened trainers/advisers from Hezbollah, SAA and Iran.

AriusArmenian
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Perhaps now is the time for Venezuela to invite Russian and/or Chinese military base(s).

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Russia/China should give nukes to anyone who feels threatened by the USA.

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Because of the two giant moats the US hides behind after raping and plundering the world’s nations it will take nukes to stop it. Russia and China should instantly give nukes to Venezuela, Iran, Syria and all nations which have been or feel threatened by the USA. Then a quarantine should be announced. No more trade with the USA and no more fly zone for US planes anywhere in the world. And no concessions to the US Navy if it leaves its own waters. Quarantine and destruction if the US breaks the blockade against it. Vote 1 for Yes, 2… Read more »

Constantine
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‘He then said that in spite of the rhetorical differences between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, that Obama offered “different style but the same objective”.’

Seems the Venezuelan government doesn’t mince words about the Dems, whom Alex Christoforou regularly labels as leftists. But he seems to be just as ignorant as his beloved Trump.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

How about invading the US and putting this sh** disturber out of business??? A los gringos hay que cortarles el cambur.

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Russia’s economy continues to outperform as gold takes center stage (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 118.

Alex Christoforou

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its exposure to western financial markets.

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Via TASS…

Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

Richard Galustian

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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