Even with the FEW — all too few — expressions of U.S. opposition to our nation’s interference in Venezuela we see here in this article, not once did I see or hear mentioned the long-term economic sanctions the United States has imposed upon that nation.
We never seem to make a media connection between Venezuela’s economic problems and the financial problems we make worse there every day. Independent of whatever governmental problems they may or may not have, those sanctions only add to the problems created by the drop in oil prices, affecting their top product.
The U.S. knows very well the internal chaos created by the sanctions, adding to the woes of an already stressed population. The U.S. knows that this makes governing the nation all the more difficult.
Our country KNOWS that— and that is exactly why Washington DOES it: to sow chaos in another land whose basic resources we WANT for ourselves, or want in the hands of friends — no matter how much the people might suffer.
We KNOW that, because, it is a pattern, a tool we have used time and time again, to weaken a regime “we” do not like, to add to chaos with the goal of leading to regime change through coup or collapse.
Ironically or disgustingly, we claim to do so to “build democracy” just like in the 50’s when we and Britain overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran to install the Shah and gain access to THEIR oil supplies. And how we funded the truck-owners’ strike in Chile in the '70s, again to create hunger and chaos.
How DARE we speak of democracy or even decency. It is our Hypocrisy that deserves to be sanctioned! The current Democratic primary election regulations here shows just how little respect for democratic process that WE possess!
Where was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s voice in this, one wonders. She is a presidential candidate and has been shown to have one of the few constant voices of opposition to regime-change wars. Why was the DSA quoted and she was not asked or quoted, one wonders?
This article sadly shows how FEW voices are raised about our constant interference in other nations’ affairs, when OUR OWN affairs are in such a state of chaos and anti-democractic decision-making involving our laws and rules.