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July 2020 Forums General discussion Venezuela

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  • #189336
    marcos
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    alanjohnston wrote:

    Rather than a new thread I thought wiser to add to this one

    “Cuba on Tuesday imposed sweeping price controls on all state and private businesses as it battles a deepening economic crisis and mounting U.S. sanctions.”

     

    That is what they call socialism, or socialism to our own national style, instead of saying, capitalism to our own national style. In our time socialism is a joke, anything and anybody is a socialist. A lawyer defending  a tenant against rent increase is socialism, a church providing food to their poor members is socialism. The best one is corporate socialism, or CEO socialism

    #189410
    alanjjohnstone
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    As if we didn’t know

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49287899

    The UN’s human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, said the latest sanctions were “extremely broad” and would hit the most vulnerable sections of society. The measures were “still likely to significantly exacerbate the crisis for millions of ordinary Venezuelans”.

    #189411
    marcos
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    #189491
    marcos
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    In Argentina president Macri was defeated in the primaries  by a coalition of Peronist groups including ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as Vice President,

    #189914
    marcos
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/ex-farc-rebels-announce-offensive-despite-peace-deal-colombia-video

    The Colombian FARC-EP is taking up the arms again. Another setback for the USA government in Latin America

    #189915
    ALB
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    Oh dear! That’s going to mean that the media are going to tell us again about  “Marxist guerillas” in Colombia like they used to despite our protests.

    #189916
    robbo203
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    An article that shows the same kind of binary thinking it accuses the “Hard Left” of espousing

    https://areomagazine.com/2019/08/29/from-syria-to-venezuela-mystifying-left-wing-support-of-dictators/

    #189917
    alanjjohnstone
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    The anti-imperialist Left have rewritten history in Syria, blacking out any connection with the Arab Spring.

    Our SOYMB Blog has documented the evolution of peaceful protests leader-free  as in the current case of Hong Kong and then in response of the State repression there was the militarization of protests by what transformed into the Syrian Free Army. The blog has explained how this places the resistance into the hands of its foreign sponsors and removes grassroot democracy

    Even when I cite George Galloway who revealed the State murder of jailed dissident it makes no impression.

    The Left prefers to place the blame on imperialist interventions and insist from the start that they placed snipers in the protests against Assad’s regime to escalate the conflict.

    I was actually not too impressed with the article’s analysis you linked to. The opposition did not arise recently but goes back to the early days of Chavez and the attempts to overthrow him.

    “Guaidó’s political party, Voluntad Popular, is extremely liberal and a member of the Socialist International.”

    I spluttered on my cup of tea when I read that.

    No mention that there are puppet masters pulling the strings of it and him, hence his practical disappearance from the political scene when he failed to produce the goods. The article is very simplistic in its explanations.

    It should be exposing that it is a division between two aspiring ruling elites to control Venezuela but repeats the error of the Left by taking the side of the right-wing.

     

     

     

    #189918
    marcos
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    “Guaidó’s political party, Voluntad Popular, is extremely liberal and a member of the Socialist International.”

     

    Most of  the Latin America political parties are member of the Socialist International and the Christian Social Democracy. The head of that current was Carlos Andres Perez, the ex-president of Venezuela who left with a luggage full of money and the Venezuelan government tried to extradite him for many years, and the USA government was protecting him. He has investments in the Dominican Republic and the State of Florida

    #189919
    marcos
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    Oh dear! That’s going to mean that the media are going to tell us again about  “Marxist guerillas” in Colombia like they used to despite our protests.

    They are already writing about Marxist drug traffickers. The left also call them Marxist guerrillas, they are the first propagators of wrong conceptions. They started as a Maoist group, but later on they became Castroists,   which means, that there is not any essential differences

    #190233
    alanjjohnstone
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    #190247
    marcos
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    Several Colombian presidents have been connected to the drug trafficking and they are allied of the USA government

    #192199
    alanjjohnstone
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    Mercenary army to intervene in Venezuela?

    Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater and prominent supporter of Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month.

    In April, Reuters reported that Prince had proposed using a private army of 5,000 mercenaries to topple Maduro.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/13/venezuela-blackwater-founder-erik-prince-delcy-rodriguez

    #192228
    marcos
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    Erik Prince had a secret meeting with Rodriguez which is the vice-president of Venezuela, and the main purpose was to ask them for the release of 6 executives of Citgo who are prisoners in Venezuela, after meeting five of them were able to obtain house arrest. Gitgo was given as  collateral to the Russian petroleum company Rosneft  in exchange for a 1.5 billion dollars  loan

    They offered their service to protect the judges of the Venezuela court systems and to train the police, and I do not think the government of Venezuela is going to accept that kind of offer, they are not a bunch of fool, they know the history of this enterprise, and they know that they have employed mercenary in Latin America, especially from Chile and Colombia.

    The USA government is denying that they authorized the meeting, but if it is not true he should be sanctioned because according to the rules, nobody can make a business deal with any official of Venezuela government, but his crook is one Trump campaign contributor and the brother of the secretary of Education, and he has several military contracts with the Pentagon.

    It is similar to the Cuban blockade where the USA has authorized several future contracts with the Cuban government to buy commodities from the USA farmers, and the shipments have been authorized by the US Department of Commerce.

    Five thousand mercenaries can be easily wiped out by the Venezuelan armed forces, they have more than 1 million “Milicianos” trained to fight in the jungles and the mountains of Venezuela

    #192229
    alanjjohnstone
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    After reading this information, it occurred to me, since I have devious mind, that we may well be getting subjected to some deliberate dark propaganda ops.

    By releasing such information it would cast suspicions upon the loyalty of the vice-president and others in the Maduro government. Who could he trust?

    As you say, the logistics don’t match the threat.

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