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Threatening Military Intervention in Venezuela During a Pandemic?

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/15/threatening-military-intervention-venezuela-during-pandemic

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Sanctions are insane, inhumane and vain.

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Another terrorist operation by the Axis of Evil, Washington, Langley and Wall Street.

Peace
Po

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Starting more wars has always been a successful strategy for boosting POTUS approval ratings.

I still have my 30 year old “Bush 41/ Noriega…make the connection” T-shirt from the US’ previous Latin American antagonism.

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We must find new avenues of resistance.

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Aren’t they doing the same to intimidate Iran with military might? Very disturbing that this can be cordinated but testing and results can’t?

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You’re trophy-fishing in the wrong waters, here. You won’t likely find here a single person sympathetic to your imperialist, American exceptionalism-based self-deception among the many readers of CD In fact, your delusional post has to make me rethink voting 3rd Party this November. Just who is spreading propaganda? Isn’t it more than mere coincidence that the Trump administration has been pushing “regime change” for many months now - and now decides to place a bounty on Maduro’s head, sending warships under the claim of “narco trafficking”. Geez…where did we see this script before?

I doubt you really believe any of this; but that you will dishonestly regurgitate such lies because it fits with the rest of your ideology and agenda. But as i say, you’re pissing into the wind here, sonny.

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This is why the lack of any consistent, meaningful anti-war movement is such a tragedy. This shit goes on all the time; democracy is subverted and innocents slaughtered all to support Empire. When, oh when will people get as worked up about this as they are about Pussy-grabbing, the threatening of Roe-Wade, immigrant abuse, costs of education and health care, etc.? for the nexus is rather clear to me.
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While the Trump Admin is leading the band, there are sadly, so many Democratic Party voices in the cheerleading squad. That’s almost the bigger tragedy.

Lastly, I wonder how people would react if, say, Maduro, or any other foreign leader were to put a price on the head of Trump, his warmongering cabinet folk, and the House & Senate majority & minority leaders who are likely all on board with this?

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Happy Anniversary Uncle Po:

Hmmm, if someone tries to kill Maduro for the Trump/ Pompeo, Barr BIG mon offer ey----- and I am TRULY amazed that the world hasn’t seemed to respond to their insanity---- THEN --maybe someone from Venezuela will have to abscond with Ivanka and offer a trade? : (Except for the death part, current government, you are acting in an insane and very juvenile way! : (

Nothing will come of this. Trump is too afraid to take a stand on anything. He will bluster but not do anything.

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This drivel is meant to be comic relief, surely.

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Trenchant observations – all three.

From a NY Times article (Oct 2019) title “How Hitler Pioneered Fake News” (“lugenpresse” == lying press).

The form of his propaganda was inextricable from its content: the fictionalization of a globalized world into simple slogans, to be repeated until an enemy thus defined was exterminated.

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It begins with a total devotion to persuasive technique, passes through the creation of a pure myth, and ends with the speaker leading his country on a chase for fake phantoms that ends over real graves. In “Mein Kampf,” Hitler wrote that propaganda “must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”

Lot of trenchant comparisons in the article.

This action against Venezuela is just more fictional situations, but with real world damage. Pushed by the unholy pair of Barr and Abrams along with Pompeo, also complicit in Iran/Contra and other actions against Central and South America.
Resources which could be used against COVID-19. Or used to seize PPE and medical equipment from actual health providers.

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Thank you for the kind remark.

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ROTFLMAO!! Satire is a tough thing to get right, and your control of tone is almost perfect. The little joke of using the spelling “Columbia” is a stroke of genius. Columbia, of course, is the USA, and THAT “Columbia” - the US - is the country that controls drug flows and uses the proceeds to fund operations to destabilize governments wherever the US has “vital interests” - that is, wherever the 0.01% richest people have interests. Also your controlled use of spelling and syntax mistakes. We’re almost ready to believe your piece was written by an ordinary US citizen with typical US language skills. And “my wonderful president Trump” is a lovely touch. And of course “Ramjet” is such a perfect pen name. The last time I saw it was on the credits of a movie in a gay porn shop. And then your oh-so-slightly self-righteous tone in your response is spot on. How dare we not believe that someone out there really believes that bullshit about the US being a “beacon of freedom”? By the way, who threatened you or anyone else? I don’t see any threats anywhere in this comments page. The only undignified language I see is provocation, and it’s coming from you. But then we know it’s all satire, right? You better come out and confess it is, or somebody’s liable to accuse you of being a shill for the Permanent State. You wouldn’t want that, would you? ROTFLMAO!!

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Is that you Guido? How’s that US appointed "Presidency " working out for you? I know the military is not with you but Trump believes in you for What it’s worth.

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A price on the head of Trump? If there isn’t any already I can’t imagine why not.

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and they are unprovoked acts of war.

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We’re at least year 25 of captured news. Prior to that actual facts weren’t always called conspiracy theories, and some stories were reported using different words on different networks. Government press releases took over then, with active suppression of competing reportage.

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The Fascist, Amerikan, Press has been using that paradigm for a long, long. time. From the lies of Vietnam and bogus WMD’s in Iraq to the Government CONSPIRACY THEORY OF 9/11.

" Make the lie big; keep repeating the lie; and it is just a matter of time until the people will believe it." Adolf Hitler.