Venezuela: Mergers and Acquisitions – a Swamp and Cabal Chess Game

Venezuela is a hotbed, rife with political accusations, alliances, and – oil. Recognized as having the world’s largest proven reserves of oil, Venezuela’s crisis serves to make it a viable target for the three global powers; US, Russia and China. While oil used to be the new ‘black gold’, as individual countries expanded their resource production, black gold became more akin to black silver.   So what’s all the hubbub to control Venezuela really about?

In 1950, Venezuela was the world’s 4th wealthiest country per capita! Despite numerous natural resources at their disposal, the economy of Venezuela concentrated heavily on oil production. When the shortages in the late 1970’s parlayed to a glut in the 1980’s, Venezuela’s government failed to diversify the economy to balance this shift.   Exports accounted for nearly 17% of the GDP and oil represented 95% of the exports.   When the price of crude tanked, Venezuela was left holding an empty nozzle.

Inflation took off, poverty increased, shortages of basic products became rampant, and Hugo Chavez’ solution was to institute welfare reforms and subsidies.   Instead of diversifying the economy, Chavez further spiraled any chance for a recovery by instituting Socialist ideologies. Fast forward and the Maduro Socialist regime is now facing a collapsed society with inflation rates at 2.3 million%.   Population below poverty rate was 20% in 2015 and is estimated to be 87%-90% today.

Yes! Venezuela is in Crisis – and it was NOT manufactured by the US. It has been in a downward spiral for nearly 40 years.

Despite rich land, Venezuela’s agriculture production is abysmal. Foreign companies have fled, and despite rich resources of iron, ore, gold, diamonds, coal, nickel and bauxite, production has fallen to a drizzle. In 2014, General Motors moved out due to a lack of equipment and supplies.

With the US being Venezuela’s biggest trade partner, China slowly gained traction under the Maduro regime plowing billions into the destitute economy and climbing to second place. Russia doesn’t even make the top ten tier in either imports or exports.   But Russia has taken a significant look at what the collapse does provide – an opportunity.

While Maduro was not ‘aligned’ with the US given his dictatorship moral, Venezuela did represent a significant trade partner with $3.45 billion in US imports (38% of Venezuela’s total) and $11.6billion in US exports (42% of Venezuela’s total).

So the US has an obvious economic agenda and a prosperous Venezuela is good juju for the US.  Hence the country and its assets are prime target practice for whoever lands their flag.  The US telling Russia to get out is like telling the Federal Reserve to dismantle… ain’t goin’ to happen.

Maduro leveled his country without any ‘assistance’ from anyone, except maybe Chavez who is dead.

Russia’s interest, China’s interest, are simply analogous to vulture business deals; an opportunity presents itself, advantage is established.   From a business standpoint it is similar to mergers and acquisitions. But the US had ‘first’ interest given our trade partnership, and maintaining that level requires either helping Maduro move from a Socialist regime to a capitalist one, or finding someone who will without being assassinated in the process.

Venezuela is one of only four countries that utilizes electronic voting machines for its entire electorate. Manufactured by SmartMatic, the machines have come under scrutiny for being easily hacked so as to manipulate an election.   The current Chairman of SmartMatic is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown of the UK.   Malloch-Brown is a former UK government minister, UN Deputy Secretary General with specialties in the World Bank, and former journalist for our very own Rothschild syndicate, The Economist.   He has spent most of his career ‘advising’ politicians in their presidential campaigns including; Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Columbia, Philippines and Venezuela.

Malloch-Brown has been a vocal critic of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the US at large, while being praised by the likes of John Podesta…   Malloch was the Vice Chair for Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute.

Today, Malloch is co-chair of the Board of Trustees for the International Crisis Group.   The current President of the International Crisis Group is Robert Malley who was an advisor and special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and special ISIS adviser to Obama.

It was SmartMatic machines that were used in Obama’s 2012 re-election. And in 2015, Malloch-Brown made a presentation before the Atlantic Council to support modernized voting technology—namely touchscreen machines and optical scanners—which are already in use in 307 counties and 16 states in the U.S.  Elections are rigged.  Attempting to defer the risk to a programmable hacked machine is a sales tactic.  We now know that 307 counties and 16 states – are rigged.  We also know that SmartMatic machines are used in the UK.  Smartmatic now operates under the holding company, SGO Corporation Limited.

The Board of Directors of SGO includes David Giampaolo.  He is also a member of the Global Partners Council at the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). Founded by James Balsillie, William Janeway and George Soros, INET is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working in promotion of new economic theories to address social issues such as wealth inequality and environmental sustainability.

Again we find that the Swampland of the US is intricately entwined in the Swampland of the UK with PM May leading the anti-BREXIT BREXIT tribulation into the fiery pits of Gog and Magog, while the Cabal, not the US, intervenes and manipulates coups and election tabulation.

SOCIALISM – Venezuela – And The US Election…

The Democrat candidates for President have come out of the woodwork brandishing  golden torches signifying their ability to set the world on fire!   Within days, the wind blew out the flame, the media hunkered into silence, and the candidates retreated to their respective estates licking their self ascribed wounds while attempting to quell their deflated ego’s which had been  quite literally – scorched.  OUCH!

Kamala Harris was ablaze as she boldly announced her rigor of extreme Socialism only to find that all her fellow Democrat candidates had been cued with the same dispensary of spew – and The People were laughing.   They mocked the agenda that had no platform, while the media vainly attempted to re-spin the fallen chaos of Socialism that spiraled Venezuela into oblivion and call it ‘bad luck’.   Spurred into action, the MSM regurgitated article after article likely provided by the cabal as they sought to claim that socialism had nothing to do with the economic roil in Venezuela, it was simply a fluke and could happen to any country…

To support that spin, they even instituted a new and improved interim President to re-harness Venezuela into glory and fuel the belief that the problem was just – Maduro.   As such, the cabal instituted a new Socialist, Globalist to prove their point, Juan Guiado.   Reminiscent of Justin Trudeau, Guiado is backed by the UN, the EU Commission, France, UK, and Germany, in addition to the US, Japan, and a host of come aboards.   Certainly Maduro and his predecessor, Chavez, drove Venezuela into poverty, no one discounts that fact, but Guiado is no different, except that unlike his predecessors he is a prop of The Cabal.  

Guiado’s party, Popular Will, is an adjunct of Socialist International, a major European political party whose current president is the former PM of Greece, George Papandreou who resigned as PM as a result of the Greek debt crisis… and founded the Movement of Democratic Socialists whose ideology is pro-European.

It thus becomes clear that Guiado is a puppet of the European Socialists flanked by the banking cabal and George Soros.  And Venezuela is subjected to a Euro Coup.

But this Venezuelan Socialist ideology fell on its face in the US with the Far Left Democrat candidates outing themselves as hailing from that platform.   Raising their torches, like the good little minions they are, the tactic imploded.   And as they snivel in their dungeons waiting to be rebranded, remolded, and recreated, out steps Starbuck’s CEO, Howard Schultz.

While Schultz is a Democrat, having endorsed Hillary for President, he is potentially running as an Independent. Why?   Because it has become the largest US party holding 42% of the popular vote and because it distances him from the Socialists.

The media has focused largely on the millennial preference for Socialism, throwing out statistics ranging from 1/3 to ½, but their voter turnout is roughly 50% with about 55% of those supporting a Democrat candidate.   Socialism is NOT the force.   And the Democrats candidates were fooled into a failing platform.   Or perhaps they were a distraction…

Schultz is definitely not one to fear equations of success having amassed his own fortune from pure grit and is now speculated to be worth well over $3 billion.    While he has claimed he is very much against Trump, he has declined to say why, and he has yet to define a specific political platform from which he may run other than to say he believes reducing the national debt is his number one priority and that the O’Casio/Kamala Warren socialist ideals are basically – stupid.   It could be that Schultz is the Democrat version of Trump and The Cabal is testing his ability to garner numbers.

Controversy spins around him as Democrats are concerned he would split the votes and thus give the election to Trump.   But what they fail to understand is that a Socialist Democrat – is a split, and outside of the millennial population, reality would find few supporters and more than a few enemies within the corporate and high net wealth world of elite who have no intention of forking over 70% of their income.

While the Democrat’s appear to be screaming, ‘don’t do it’, any longer distractions are the game, and Schultz may be the new game in town much to the chagrin of the distractions.   With 9 Democrats already lining up to run in the 2020 election – they will need to destroy each other before one can rise.   Given Schultz is slated to run as an Independent, he will be immune from these initial mudballs as the Democrats slay their own.   And the mud she will sling given none of these diehards are remotely squeaky clean.

Kamala is already giving her rendition of Porky Pig regarding Medicare for all.   A few of the runners are ‘former mayors’ with absolutely no qualifying experience in any realm of anything.   Delaney is calling for ‘international tax reform’ – I guess he thinks being President means he is the global head honcho.   Kirsten Gillibrand is running as a ‘young mom’.   Yang believes in a universal income… I thought that was called Welfare?   Booker thinks that his record of backing liberal policies makes him the perfect candidate.   And then there remain in the wings the remnants: Biden, Sanders, Beto, Kasich, and the naysayer – Michelle whose claim to fame includes such notable accomplishments as being female, being black, and spending 8 years in the White House launching a failed organization to combat child obesity.

At least Schultz has charisma and the brassiness of a Donald.   Unfortunately, it would seem he has no policies. Personally, I think it would be quite lovely to see a skew in the Democrat Party vote given their divine assault on our Constitution and our national security. We shall see.

VENEZUELA: The Soros Cabal Moves In

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.