Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money was looted by the US government, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million of it to construct a militarized wall on the US-Mexico border.
Trump killed Soleimani because he could, because he wanted to reassert American military dominance—and because he thinks it can help his chances of reelection.
The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela’s National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump’s policy to a dead end.
The West has more to do with the Hong Kong protest movement than it would like us to know. It’s the ugly face of Washington’s long-standing foreign policy directed at destabilizing one of its long-standing economic foes: China.
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal sits down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas to discuss the plots to kill him, US sanctions on food distribution, corruption allegations, and the corporate media’s industrial grade demonization campaign against him and his elected government.
Given Pompeo’s regime-change agenda for Iran, Caitlin Johnstone pours cold water over his version of events.
Watch: From Colombia and Brazil, Kei Pritsker expounds on the decades of US meddling in South America that preceded the ongoing coup in Venezuela.
The official revealed that thanks to a Venezuelan intelligence operation, retired Colonel Oswaldo Valentín García Palomo was arrested in recent weeks for instigating a failed coup attempt.
Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with the US and its allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “interim president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro no longer legitimate.
The U.S. has had its eye on regime change in Iran for awhile, having spent decades meddling in its affairs.