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Western Media Losing Enthusiasm for Failing Coup in Venezuela

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/24/western-media-losing-enthusiasm-failing-coup-venezuela

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FAIR does excellent work!

The US corporate “mainstream” media is a cesspool of US regime lackeys and stenographers.

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That Guaido wasn’t elected president doesn’t matter to the people who want to get their little fingers on Venezuela’s oil. And that he is right wing is considered a plus. When the right wing was in charge preChavez, the ultra rich controlled everything and they didn’t even tinkle down on the poor people. The conditions that made someone like Chavez inevitable are what Guaido wants to reinstall.

As for their agriculture, being a petrostate they always imported almost all their food and never really had much in the way of agriculture. They need to start from the bottom up to develop their agriculture economy, but instead they have been trying to introduce top down mechanized agriculture into a society that doesn’t have the infrastructure in the rural areas to support mechanized agriculture. In terms of their rural economy and the rural life style, Venezuela is still a third world nation. Only the urban areas can offer a first world lifestyle to people with money.

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Some would see this as a failure of the mainstream media to do their job.

Those with a historical perspective based in reality would view it as assiduous adherence to their assigned task.

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We’ve been fucking around in South & Central America for way too long.

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Tellingly, “journalists” couldn’t be bothered to accurately assess Maduro’s support. It’s incredibly strong.

Journalists at mainstream news outlets are best bypassed by people who want full coverage of events.

Those nations that recognized Guaido as the rightful President of Venezuela , and this includes Canada and member nation sof the EU almost exclusively , have show their true colors in that they do not believe in Democracy whatsoever, in spite of their harping on Human rights in Syria or Russia or Iran . They are using “Human rights and democracy” as a bludgeoun to re-impose Colonialism on the nations in question to turn them into Client States dominated by the Corporations.

There absolutely no reason outside of this that can be argued that justifies their actions.

In so doing these Nations have sabatoged any legitimate movements towards peace, Democracy and Human Rights and have done this deliberately in spite of the illusion they and the media create that they are the champions of such things.

They are frauds.

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FAIR does excellent work!

The US corporate “mainstream” media is a cesspool of US regime lackeys and stenographers.
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But even FAIR didn’t mention what Quaido and his fellow insurrectionists were doing in Colombia with money donated to the Venezuelan people for ‘change’! We can’t forget that Quaido hypocrisy.

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So called ‘journalists’ know which side their bread is buttered on. Why people even bother to read or listen to the mainstream ‘news’ anymore is a sad commentary on how thoroughly we have been brainwashed.

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I read the mainstream media merely to find out what corporate America’s latest dictates are.

And occasionally, they stumble upon actual analysis. But that’s the exception.

while I’m no fan of Maduro’s management of Venezuela I’m glad the US coup against him to impose a US lackey is failing. What I’m disappointed in is the failure of the rest of the world to stand up to US bullying and cruel sanctions and make a point of trading with and aiding Venezuela (same with Iran)

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Just like murder itself, murderous sanctions are an abomination. The idea seems to be, “the economy in Venezuela has not been so bad that the people want to democratically replace Maduro (he was elected last year), so if we can make Venezuela a place of hell for the masses, suffering extreme deprivations, hunger and even death (seizing their money for life-saving drugs), perhaps then the people will get rid of Maduro, and we can get what we want, that to which we have of course no right , and can have our compliant guy rule there for the next many years– hell, we could even milk them of their (oil) resources at give-away prices ”. ‘nuff said…

If that does not a malevolent tyrant make, a true lover of merciless sanctions, I don’t know what would.

I’d like to see an article on The Visible Hand of the Market, Economic Warfare in Venezuela, by Pasqualina Curcio Curcio. It’s a little long and difficult but it makes the case of internal collusion of corporate Venezuela in withholding production, inducing inflation, artificially raising prices. Is there truth to these statements? The Real News Network should be mentioned for outstanding reporting on Venezuela (see below). Maduro wrote a short preface to Curcio’s book. I’d also like to hear more about the improvements of Chavez’s reforms. Are they real? Why are they never or seldom mentioned. Here is the article that lists 50 improvements: There’s an article at “Global Research” (.ca) “50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.” A very long list of improvements that followed the election of Chavez in 1999. The number of doctors increased from 20 for 100,000 to 80 for 100,000, a quadrupling of doctors, a reduction in the poverty rate by half, improvement in education, the erradication of illiteracy states UNESCO in 2005, number of children in school from 6 million in 1998 to 13 million in 2011, enrollment at 93%, the gini coefficient measuring inequality fell from 0.46 to 0.39, pension jumped from under 400K to over 2 million, malnutrion decreased from 21% to 3%, calorie per day increased by 50%, land reform, democracy reform, and so on, very impressive. — https://www.globalresearch.ca/50-truths-about-hugo-chavez-and-the-bolivarian-revolution/5326268 – The problem was that the richest had to share the national wealth, which primarily was oil production.

Alfred De Zayas, former official for the U.N. Office of the High Commssioner for Human Rights, gave two interviews in July, 2019, to The Real News Network. He concludes saying, “That gradually, people will come to understand that the situation is far more complex than we think, and that there is a responsibility to protect the Venezuelan people. To protect them from whom? From the United States. To protect them from sanctions. To protect them from the financial blockade.”
https://therealnews.com/stories/un-report-on-venezuela-fails-to-reflect-the-causes-and-severity-of-the-economic-crisis-why-2-2

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