The Venezuelan crisis has reached its maze of tentacles into the US polarizing political opinions and creating riffs among previously affirmed buddies and friends. Why? Because of the fear of war, coup, regime change, and another Syria. I agree that the US should not plunge into another Syria, but I also understand that the less than intellectual US media provide absolute drivel when it comes to factual information regarding the Venezuela crisis. And so, people are turning to Facebook for their analysis and trolls for their insight. A sad evolution to be sure.
On the ground in Venezuela, the analysis of events is a lot less confusing:
Maduro is corrupt. No one disagrees. He has a net worth of somewhere between $2 million and $295 million, and was paid $96 million in 2018. Even the mathematically challenged can read this one. The man’s wealth is said to have occurred because he ‘made smart stock investments’. Hopefully this statement too is obvious. In essence, Maduro bilked his country, sent it plummeting into the abyss of abject economic chaos wherein people were eating their dogs and eating the prolific abundance of rats to survive. He has now essentially invoked martial law in order to sustain a power hold as the people revolt.
For the past few years emigration to neighboring countries has been massive, by 2018 10% of the population had left with an additional 57% wanting to leave. They have nothing. 90% live in abject poverty. Maduro’s response was to say that there was no crisis, everything was just fine…
Because Venezuela is a Socialist/Communist government, and many industries are nationalized, competition was ineffective. Between 1999 and 2016, two thirds of all companies in Venezuela left. Unemployment is now reaching 50% and inflation is tipping 500%, while oil revenue is nearly nonexistent compared to historic revenues. There are no funds to run a country, so Maduro’s only solution – divert those remaining revenues to – Maduro.
Because this is a point-by-point example of failed Socialism, the US Media chose to rephrase it so as to continue to support the rising Socialist ideology in the US. Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris are epitomizing this shift as they call for a restructuring of the Democrat Party into Socialist Democracy – much like the collapsing countries in the EU; Norway, Sweden, Finland, etc…
Enter Juan Guaido. He has invoked himself as interim or temporary President of Venezuela to bridge between an ousted Maduro and a new election. Guaido is himself a member of the Popular Will Party which is – “Socialist”, but distances itself from Chavez Socialism and calls itself a human rights socialist…party that supports globalization.
China has at stake $50 billion in loans and investments it has made over the last decade to Venezuela. Russia has at risk roughly $6 billion in investments with Venezuela. Trump just initiated sanctions against Venezuela’s government run oil company CITGO. What these sanctions do is protect any revenues generated from the sale of their inventory and production of gas by requiring that the money be placed in a sort of trust account that Maduro has no control over.
In essence, what the MSM is not understanding is that this move actually protects both China and Russia’s investments and creates a void for Maduro to continue to siphon off the revenue for his own offshore accounts.
The supposed recognition of Guaido is unimportant in that vein. He is a globalist, likely propped up by Soros and reminiscent of Trudeau and Macron in his supposed ‘youth appeal’.
The European countries supporting Guaido include the Soros Cabal: France, Germany, Belgium, UK and Spain. Other countries recognize Guaido as an interim given the Maduro circumstances: Japan, US, Australia, Israel and Canada Russia and China are adamantly opposed because Guaido is likely a Soros puppet and his takeover of the country would further alienate their outstanding monetary interests. The MSM is attempting to spin that Guaido is US backed, a Trump puppet, in order to deflect the fact that as a Globalist, he is obviously in the Soros Cabal. The memes being parlayed from the likes of; Global Research, David Icke, The Guardian, and a host of liberal outlets.
The Center For Strategic And International Studies has approved of Guaido stating that Venezuela’s assets should be transferred to the control of either the UN or the Catholic Church. That itself should set off alarms! John Hamre, CEO for CSIS, was former Deputy Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton, worked on the Obama transition team and is Chairman of the Defense Policy Board. The current list of Board members of DPB reads like a who’s who of Swampland: Richard Danzig, Henry Kissinger, William Perry, Robert Kaplan, Stephen Biddle, Robert Gallucci, etc…
In other words, The Cabal is and has been pushing for control of Venezuela for some time. Their puppet, Capriles, did not make the cut as intended, and like Syria, Venezuela has assets they want, and alignments they want severed. It is not a US coup. It is a Cabal coup and Maduro is not unlike Gaddafi or Assad. Just another nonrelevant to be ejected.
Maduro is now asking to talk to Trump – likely to explain the choice… Cabal or Maduro.