Monday, January 28, 2019

Hillary and Venezuela

Highlighting Trina's excellent post from last week.

 Hillary and Venezuela

Thank God for Hillary Clinton!

She's come out calling out US actions against the democratically elected leader of Venezuela.

Said Hillary, "I would be the world's biggest hypocrite if I, someone who has repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in foreign elections, stayed silent at this time.  I am calling for the democratic process to be respected and upheld."

Thank you, Hillary, thank you!!!

Oh, wait, she didn't say anything.

Because she's a fake ass and a neocon.

Bill Van Auken (WSWS) reports:

The US recognition of Juan Guaidó as the self-proclaimed and unelected “interim president” of Venezuela marks the initiation of a right-wing coup engineered in Washington.
Guaidó swore himself in Wednesday before a mass anti-government rally in Caracas. Virtually simultaneously, Donald Trump tweeted: “The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.”
This attempt at regime change by tweet has been supported by a number of right-wing governments in Latin America, including that of the fascistic former army officer, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was inaugurated at the beginning of the year. Canada also quickly fell into line behind Washington’s conspiracy, while the Macron government in France has reportedly begun discussions within the European Union aimed at drumming up support for Washington’s puppet.
Russia, Turkey and Mexico reiterated their recognition of Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s constitutionally elected president, as did Cuba and Bolivia.
Washington’s recognition of Guaidó as president constitutes a naked intervention by US imperialism with the aim of achieving its own predatory aims in Venezuela, which boasts the world’s largest proven oil reserves. At the same time, it is aimed at rolling back the influence in the hemisphere of Russia and China, which have both established close economic and political ties with Caracas.
This regime change operation has been two decades in the making, from the abortive 2002 CIA-orchestrated coup against Maduro’s late predecessor, Hugo Chávez, under George W. Bush, through the imposition of sanctions by the Obama administration and its designation of Venezuela as an “extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

We need to leave Venezuela alone.  More to the point, we need to grasp that Hillary doesn't care about elections or foreign countries interfering in elections.  Her entire b.s. for the last two years has been nothing but b.s.

This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Thursday:

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