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Warning 'Every Option Is On the Table,' Pompeo Stokes Fears of Military Force in Venezuela

Warning 'Every Option Is On the Table,' Pompeo Stokes Fears of Military Force in Venezuela

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

People hold posters during a demonstration by Venezuelans against foreign intervention under the slogan #VenezuelaQuierePaz (Venezuela Wants Peace) at United States Embassy on February 18, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo: Franco Fasuli/Getty Images)

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The same thing the Obama administration pulled in the Ukraine and Syria and people STILL believe these Parties are somehow different?

Bolton is already claiming Nicaraugua and Cuba are next.

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Oh, oh, Pompeo’s back on the tube. Time to scrounge around for some more mental ipecac…

Citing Guaido as the “duly elected” president of Venezuela. Horse shit from a horse’s ass. Film at 11, and 12, and 1, and 2… until War:30, no doubt.

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America has once again proven to be immorally inept at spreading its so called form of perfidious democracy. From various progressive sites, there is plenty of food available in the larger cities in Venezuela so Elliot Abrams “humanitarian” aid is severely questionable. But the USofAssholes only has 10-years of proven oil reserves. Venezuela has 362 years, Iran 109 years of proven oil reserves and the fossil fuel cartel wants it. Instead of being diplomatic and nice about making a deal, they simply want to steal it using eminent domain as their business model.

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How much longer will the American, sheeple condone the egregious, lies and tired rhetoric of the Amerikan, Empire? You would think that even Trump’s statement about Venezuela: " THEY HAVE ALL THAT OIL AND IT IS RIGHT IN OUR BACK YARD" would wake more people up to why the U.S. fascists have manufactured the crisis in Venezuela.

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Count the people Out of any equation that requires Action. We know that as a fact.

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'Manufactured by the US fascists and backed by the Lima Group, Canada, and most of the European leaders:

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The establishment of the republic of Oceana is about to enter its end game. The USA, full well knowing that it’s time as the single super power is numbered, has been prepping for this moment since the 1970’s.
After the establishment of the E.U. and the subsequent rise of the BRICS nations after the end of the Cold War, the USA felt their grip on the new world order slipping away even before it came to fruition. Thanks to W, Barry, and now the Trumpster fire, most of our old allies have, or are in the process of moving on without us. Even the wackos at PNAC have come to recognize that the US has limited influence and power in the 21st century. Our only choice now is to go full out Marshall plan in our own hemisphere. Fascist governments are currently being established in central and South America (Columbia, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Argentina) and of course our covert attempts to destroy the liberal parties in Canada.
Europe, the Russians, and especially the Chinese and Indians, full well see what is happening and will be forced to form their own alliances to counter the military and economic power of Oceana.
It looks like to time to move “1984” over to non fiction.

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It is said the US ‘oil independence’ is due to massive fracking process. So why are the US Warmongers busy attempting to steal other people’s oil? Fracked oil is too light to produce diesel fuel, oil coke, asphalt, etc. Despite child starving sanctions, the US has upped their import of Venezuela heavy oil by a factor of three. Why pay for it when it is next door and you can steal it Nigerian Style.

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I’ve always loved the bullshit about US oil independence. The most that has ever been pumped out of the US in a day is about 10 million barrels.
The US uses about 19 million barrels a day, maybe more.

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Absolutely a fact. That is why they are called sheeple, they have absolutely no ability to think for themselves and only repeat what they are told to think.

" The American people are free to do exactly what they are told." Ward Churchill

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Thanks for the link.

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American policy in Venezuela is to promote economic sanctions, bully any country that does not adhere to the sanctions, create civil unrest and despair, then state it wants to restore democracy under a new leader that will bow to America and its interests. The media eats it up and the American people sink another degree on the morality scale.

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Economic sanctions as a weapon.

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Astounding how these war mongers without imagination/vision keep playing that old song of an excuse for stealing the resources and lives of non whites. I wonder if there is any nation the world over that compares in jingoism to the USA.

Code pink’s letter you can sign:

_The U.S. has a long and sordid history of supporting coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009 — and it always turned out disastrous for the people. The U.S. “humanitarian aid” convoy is an obvious stunt to galvanize the opposition and foment violence in pursuit of the coup efforts. The risks are civil war in Venezuela and U.S. military involvement that could last for years and take countless lives. _

As media, you have a responsibility to report the situation and motivations and the plans of the Trump administration truthfully and accurately. For example, NPR’s Inconvenient Truth recently accurately reported:

“The U.S. effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is more than just a humanitarian mission. The operation is also designed to foment regime change in Venezuela — which is why much of the international aid community wants nothing to do with it. Humanitarian operations are supposed to be neutral._

That’s why the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations agencies and other relief organizations have refused to collaborate with the U.S. and its allies in the Venezuelan opposition who are trying to force President Nicolás Maduro from power.

_"Humanitarian action needs to be independent of political, military or any other objectives,” Stéphane Dujarric, the U.N. spokesman, told a press briefing last week in New York. “The needs of the people should lead in terms of when and how humanitarian assistance is used.” _

_This is the kind of accurate reporting, as well as looking at past U.S. regime change endeavors and the histories of Elliot Abrams and John Bolton’s involvement, that the world expects and needs from media leaders like you. _

The stakes are high and the people of Venezuela, America, and the entire world, stand to pay the price if you do not end your participation in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt.

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I can’t think of any now but in the past, I think the Third Reich was close.

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Make no mistake, Guaido is NOT the answer to Venezuelan woes, but he will be installed by Trump-Pompeo to replace Maduro (who has his own serious problems). Need the vast majority of Venezuelans who want neither Maduro or Guaido to step up. NO US INVASION! Let the Venezuelans settle it.

I thought of that also but in fact we just don’t think about the documents to prove that odious ogres who were in power were responsible for most genocidal wars. the romans, the inquisition etc.

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There is no nation in world history that compares to the US when it comes to imperialism.

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