“Venezuela is in a huge economic mess thanks to the manipulations of the still existing oligarchs – and US economic sabotage.”
There, fixed it for ya.
Let’s be clear here what is going on with this piece. It is a subtle article intended to sell CIA propaganda selling points by putting them in a context of anti-intervention so it can convince those against anti-intervention to agree with the CIA narrative as it is used to manufacture consent.
There was nothing ‘crack pot’ about Chavismo or Maduro’s attempts to continue it against the oligarchs creating artificial shortages and the US stealing Venezuela money via sanctions and the Saudis over producing at a loss to lower the price of oil to destroy Venezuela’s income.
It is a talking point that Chavez and Maduro somehow caused all this, as well as Maduro being corrupt, but there never is ANY EVIDENCE to back up these assertions. Why? Because it just isn’t true.
So this is the second freakin’ CIA talking point. It’s an out right lie. Moscow has a right to be involved there as they were invited in by the legit, democratically elected (in a UN certified fair election) government. Only the US should get the hell out. Moscow does have an interest in being there, opposing the American Imperial Project and supporting its allies. It’s in Moscow’s interest to oppose this because sooner or later that Project intends on going after Russia. But stopping it now is wiser than just letting the US get control of any nation that doesn’t already submit to it.
Finally, it totally disgusts me that the anti-intervention here is couched only in terms of what it will cost the USA in money and harm to USAians. Oh my, when we attack foreign countries who’ve never done anything to hurt us and the result is we kill hundreds of thousands of them, make tens of thousands of refugees, destroy their economy, and put fascists in charge who will implement slavery, genocide, and oppression, it’s only wrong because it hurts us.
What the hell is going on with Margolis? How can he write…
We’re in deep trouble when the people who oppose war are just as nasty as the people who want it.