Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc – Who is Next?

5003 Views 24 Comments   by Peter Koenig for The Saker blog

Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals – and their joint war-force called NATO – and this World, our World, what’s left of it when you deduct Washington and its Brussels allies, would at once block every shipment of everything destined for the ports of the United States of America; every sea port, airport and road port. Hermetically. Nothing would enter. Nothing, no food, no medicine, no electronics, no cars – no nothing. And nothing could leave. No exports, no petrol, no grains, no meat, no pharmaceuticals and foremost, no weapons. Nothing.

And now, take your mind a step further – and imagine the same – exactly the same, a total and full blockage of Israel – nothing would enter, no food, no fuel, no medication, no machinery and especially no weapons – and nothing would leave; a full and total blockage.

This would of course be totally illegal; illegal and unacceptable, by any international law, by the standards of the UN Charter, by the Human Rights Laws and Directives – by any ethical values of human morals. Wouldn’t it? – Yet, this is exactly what these countries are doing, have been doing for decades, sanctioning to strangle and murder entire populations into death or submission. The US with Cuba; Israel with Palestine. And the coercion and strangulation go on, unabated.

 

 

The longest embargo – illegal, inhuman and outright criminal – Washington imposed on Cuba – 60 years. Because Cuba has chosen socialism as her form of state and government. Cuba survived and will never give in to the tyrant of the north.

Now the US is expanding her palette of killing by impunity to dominate and subjugate nation after nation which they do not consider bending sufficiently to the dictate of their masters. Venezuela has been targeted for two decades, ever since former President Hugo Chavez was democratically elected in 1998; and Iran, ever since the US-imposed Shah was deposed in 1979 – exactly 40 years ago – by Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Both Venezuela and Iran are rich in natural resources, especially hydrocarbons but also in gold, rare earths and other precious metals and stones.


8 August 2019 — Global Research: ..The Trump regime exceeds the worst of its predecessors. Based on the trend since the 1980s, whatever leadership succeeds it is likely to be even more contemptuous of world peace, equity and justice.Abandoning the JCPOA and INF Treaty, waging war on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and other nations by other means, entirely discarding the rule of law, fostering destabilization worldwide, substituting brute force for diplomacy, along with its rage for global dominance ups the stakes for possible nuclear war against one or more nations…


Contrary to what one would like to imagine, international world bodies, like the United Nations and her sister and associated organizations remain just about silent. When a high-level official utters some benign criticism of the US or Israel – it flairs up for a moment in the ‘news’, then it disappears again, as if it never happened. And indeed, nothing happens. They – the US and Israel – go on with their crimes in impunity.

The latest is an open declaration of economic warfare by Washington, a total embargo on Venezuela; the embargo is now being turned into a naval blockade. Similar steps are to be taken for Iran. That literally means that no merchandise – no matter how vital for survival, like food and medication, is allowed into Venezuela. Three days ago, the US seized, totally illegally, a cargo ship attempting to deliver food and medication to Venezuela – in the Panama Canal, territory which the US does not own or control anymore.

The ship was carrying soy cakes, from which Venezuela was to produce food. Never mind, that the cargoes are fully paid for by Venezuela. And this seems to be just the beginning. Vessels leaving Venezuela with petrol deliveries to client countries are also targeted for blockage, thus confiscating, or rather stealing, Venezuela’s main source of income on which she intends to survive and feed and provide health care for her people. This, in addition to the more than 130 billion dollars total Venezuelan assets confiscated – stolen – by the US worldwide .

Venezuelan commune movements march in support of the Constituent Assembly (photo by AVN)

And nobody says beep. Almost. Yes, there are some collective protests by countries in solidarity – like key members of the Sao Paulo Forum, as well as more than 60 members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM – total 120 members) that have become especially active in recent years in defense of Venezuela within the United Nations. Protests and protest declarations also take place by ALBA members, a Latin American trade alliance (ALBA – Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, 11 members [Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Grenada and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis]).

But most interesting are the hypocrites, those who write and scream that Venezuelans are starving to death, that the Maduro government neglects its people – yet these accusers-in-falsehood – let the US and her vassals strangle Venezuela and steal her foreign assets, including foreign reserves and gold, food and medical imports – they are saying zilch, nada, nothing. Just watching.

To top it all off, the Human Rights Commissioner, Madame Michelle Bachelet, Hypocrite-in-chief, who recently visited Venezuela, at the invitation of President Nicolas Maduro, on a Human Rights mission, and who delivered a devastating report about Venezuela’s HR, full of lies, half-truths and outright omissions, not mentioning with one word the US inspired coup attempts, the US-funded opposition and its bloody atrocities on the Chavista population, and the strangulating and starving by the US and US-dictated European sanctions – Madame Bachelet now came forward condemning the naval blockade.

Great. But she did not stand up against the deadly embargo by the US and the European Union. – What credibility remains for the Human Rights Commission? – The world can see it – it’s all bought, coerced into submission, like so many other UN agencies by the Murderers Inc.

If we are not careful, they are soon going to rule the globe. Thanks god, for Russia and China – which are also subjects of US-EU sanctioning and targeted for take-over. But they are a tiny little bit too big and too strong for this sort of games by the decaying US empire and her obedient rats on the sinking ship.

Similarly, the European Union – despots as they have been for hundreds of years as colonialists in Africa, Asia and Latin America – and continue in a modern colonial role through economic control of much of Africa – this very EU, has been sanctioning Venezuela for years on the orders of Washington, naturally, who else? – Now they condemn the naval blockade, but continue their routine sanctions regime.

According to a study carried out by the Washington DC based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), under guidance of Mark Weisbrot, CEPR co-director and Jeffrey Sachs, economics professor, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York, US and EU sanctions have cost some 40,000 Venezuelan lives. This mainly since August 2017, when Washington escalated its unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela and her state oil company, PDVSA, cutting them off international financial markets.


Crimes of the Blockade – telesurenglish.net Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela The various waves of U.S. sanctions have caused economic losses of at least US$130 billion  . Food Shipment Destined For Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade


Yes, the world would have plenty of reasons to stand up and dish out similar naval and air blockades against the US and Israel. Just as a teaser to begin with, and if that doesn’t send a strong enough wake-up message, perhaps such embargoes should be considered on a longer-term indefinite scale. It’s illegal. But we are living in a world where international laws don’t count – where laws are made, as we go, by the self-declared hegemon, the US of A, and her symbiotic Middle East ally, Israel. – So, why not nudging the legal, moral and ethical order back into balance?

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.  Peter Koenig is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

US Sanctions kill 40,000 Venezuelans : Media Tsunami of Blatant Lies

40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions: Corporate Media Turn A Blind Eye

A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths. This atrocity has been almost entirely blanked by the British ‘mainstream’ media, including BBC News. Additional sanctions imposed in January 2019 are likely to lead to tens of thousands of further deaths.

‘Why for example, would the media not point out the real crimes of the US vassals of South America, like Colombia, where over 6 million people are internal and external refugees, where at least 240,000 peasants and human rights activists were massacred and many were burned by US-funded paramilitary groups, atrocities that are ongoing as of this day..’

The report was co-authored by Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs for the US-based Center for Economic and Policy Research. CEPR was founded in 1999 ‘to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives.’ Its advisory board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz.

Continue reading “US Sanctions kill 40,000 Venezuelans : Media Tsunami of Blatant Lies”

US Fumes as ‘Petro Money’ subverts Campaign to Destroy Venezuela’

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards a New World Reserve Currency? By Peter Koenig

Global Research,      Imagine an international currency backed by energy? By a raw material that the entire world needs, not gold – which has hardly any productive use, but whose value is mostly speculative – not hot air like the US dollar. Not fiat money like the US-dollar and the Euro largely made by private banks without any economic substance whatsoever, and which are coercive. But a currency based on the very source for economic output – energy.

On February 20, 2018, Venezuela has launched the “Petro” (PTR), a government-made and controlled cryptocurrency, based on Venezuela’s huge petrol reserves of about 301 billion barrels of petrol. The Petro’s value will fluctuate with the market price of petrol, currently around US$61 per barrel of crude.

The Petro was essentially created to avoid and circumvent illegal US sanctions, dollar blockades, confiscations of assets abroad, as well as to escape illegal manipulations from Florida of the Bolivarian Republic’s local currency, the Bolívar, via the black-market dollars flooding Venezuela; and, not least, to trade internationally in a non-US-dollar linked currency. The Petro is a largely government controlled blockchain currency, totally outside the reach of the US Federal Reserve (FED) and Wall Street – and it is based on the value of the world’s key energy, hydrocarbons, of which Venezuela has the globe’s largest proven reserves…. article continues here..  The Venezuelan “Petro” –


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MEFOBILLS shocktherapy   The Petro is money, not commodity.  The Petro became money the minute Maduro made it good for taxes.  Goods and Services will be priced in Petro’s.  Most likely there will be stores taking Petro’s for those who take their salary in that unit.

Government workers will be the first to have salary paid in Petro’s.  … Petro volume in money supply will be held to price of oil…Early adopters will be buying Petro’s with dollars, which will then help anchor Bolivar….Blockchain adds transparency, so Petro has good chance to be moral legal money.

I’ll make this prediction right now, it will work.  Other nations in Caribbean and Latin America will also jump on Petro bandwagon.  Mammon, now occupying Washington, London, and Tel-Aviv will not be happy.


Will the US Invade Venezuela?

by Kevin Zeese – Margaret Flowers  at   COUNTERPUNCH

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela.  Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela.     ..                     continues below.. Continue reading “US Fumes as ‘Petro Money’ subverts Campaign to Destroy Venezuela’”

Análisis del Poder Popular en Venezuela : por la Federación Anarquista Uruguaya

  In English here:  https://wp.me/pIJl9-aFs

via   Black Rose Federation        La situación política en Venezuela continúa en conflicto y el legado del Chavismo sigue siendo controvertido y debatido en la izquierda. Reeditamos esta declaración de la Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) con sus perspectivas sobre la situación actual. Fundado en 1956, la FAU fue uno de los movimientos anarquistas más fuertes de América Latina, sobrevivió al período de la dictadura y continúa activo en la actualidad. También recomendamos otras piezas traducidas sobre Venezuela, el inglésThe ‘Madurization’ of Chavismo”  una declaración de los anarquistas caribeños y un análisis de anarquistas chilenos que condujeron investigaciones políticas en Venezuela:Political Situation in Venezuela: Crisis, Trends, and the Challenge of Class Independence”   El texto original en español aparece a continuación.

“El poder popular en Venezuela, impulsado inicialmente por el carismático Hugo Chávez, ha estado en una tensión constante … Desde arriba, los recursos se han reducido y han obstaculizado, en todas las maneras posibles, el desarrollo de las comunas y el poder popular”.

El Poder Popular en Venezuela:  por  Federación Anarquista Uruguaya

En 1989 se vivió en Venezuela una de las máximas revueltas sociales conocida como “El Caracazo”. Esta revuelta popular fue motivada por las medidas tomadas por el gobierno de Carlos Andrés Pérez, quien entregó la economía venezolana al Fondo Monetario Internacional e implementó una política de shock de neto corte neoliberal. Se profundizaba así la crisis económica que ya vivía el país. El saldo de esta inmensa movilización popular fue de 3 mil muertos. Continue reading “Análisis del Poder Popular en Venezuela : por la Federación Anarquista Uruguaya”

Analysis of Ongoing Popular Power in Venezuela: by Uruguayan Anarchists

en castellano aqui: https://wp.me/pIJl9-aFZ       from   Black Rose Fed

The political situation in Venezuela continues to be embattled and the legacy of Chavismo is one that remains contested and debated on the left. We republish this translated statement by the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) with their perspectives on the current situation. Founded in 1956 the FAU was one of the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America, survived the period of dictatorship and continues to be active today. We also recommend other translated pieces on Venezuela, “The ‘Madurization’ of Chavismo” a statement by Caribbean anarchists and an analysis by Chilean anarchists who conducted political research in Venezuela, “Political Situation in Venezuela: Crisis, Trends, and the Challenge of Class Independence.” The original text in Spanish appears below. 

“The Popular Power in Venezuela, initially pushed by charismatic Hugo Chavez, has been in a constant tension … From above, resources have been cut, and they have hindered, in every possible way, the development of Communes and the Popular Power.”

On Popular Power in Venezuela: A Statement by Uruguayan Anarchists

In 1989 Venezuela lived one of the biggest social uprisings known as “El Caracazo.” The motivation of this popular revolt was the measures taken by the government of Carlos Andrés Pérez, who gave over the Venezuelan economy to the International Monetary Fund and implemented a shock policy of explicit neo-liberal nature. Thus, the country’s existing economical crisis was deepened and the balance of this huge popular protest was 3,000 dead.

The appearance in the political arena of nationalist military figure Hugo Chavez, first through a failed coup, then developing a prominent election campaign and winning these elections [in 1999], brought together and channeled all of the popular enthusiasm which had been momentarily silenced with gunshots. Continue reading “Analysis of Ongoing Popular Power in Venezuela: by Uruguayan Anarchists”

Venezuela Brings Regional Elections Forward to October. Greedy Capitalists Still Fuming

Imagen relacionadaYesterday the BBC dedicated its top world headline to the fact that an ex Venezuelan judge accused the president of corruption. .. Sorry? What? Who cares?

After 18 years of subversion, infiltration, coercion, bribery and a constant blitz of fake news the US is pushing Venezuela into a horrific civil war in order to take control of its oil.
Venezuelan commune movements march in support of the new Constituent Assembly (photo by AVN)

Trump cries  for lost democracy in Venezuela and threatens to send in the Marines to take the oilfields. Yet Venezuela has had elections almost every year and the latest Constitutional Assembly system is clearly more democratic than  before. We support the popular revolution and force Maduro and the repressive State not to sell out!

See Also.. US Pushing Civil War on Venezuela for Oil Control

Anything goes in he western media to throw mud at Venezuela . Shock, horror and  hate for a popular Social Revolution. And OMG  Scandal that a ‘socialist’ (albeit corrupt and repressive) State still survives . And this despite a blatantly illegal, billion dollar, decades long US subversion effort abetting one of the cruelest most implacable local oligarchies America has ever seen.

Is Maduro a dictator? By whose standards? Remember how we were fooled by the blitz of fake news into condemning Gaddafi, so they could destroy the best welfare state in Africa, leaving him raped and murdered in the street and the country in horrific chaos to this day.  Remember the mega-lying witch hunt against Saddam..Why? To steal rights over their oil.

We publish here an unreported snippet on local elections being brought forward by the new more directly democratic Constitutional Assembly.. But there is little hope of countering the TSUNAMI OF FAKE NEWS.


teleSUR  via  Aletho News           Venezuela’s newly-elected National Constituent Assembly, ANC, has brought forward the regional elections by two months.

The polls, which had been scheduled to take place on December 10, will now be held in October following unanimous approval by the ANC. Continue reading “Venezuela Brings Regional Elections Forward to October. Greedy Capitalists Still Fuming”

Exposed: Tsunami of Blatant Lies by Western Media on Venezuela

What Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Vote

teleSUR | July 30, 2017  (pics from http://drdawgsblawg.ca/ )               Venezuelans voted Sunday for representatives of the National Constituent Assembly, amid what the government has called a targeted media campaign to destabilize the country and destroy its sovereignty.

camera vs gun.jpgThis one is so iconic! But CNN had to admit that the graphic photo was actually taken in Singapore:

International media outlets rushed to discredit the vote, sharing grossly misrepresentative accounts of the historic electoral process.

The U.S. newspaper Washington Post, for instance, wrote “the decision to hold the vote appeared set to prolong and deepen the suffering of the people of Venezuela” — despite assurances from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that the purpose of the election was to ease economic and political conflicts with the opposition.

The Washington Post also insisted the nation’s 2.8 million state workers “risked losing their jobs if they did not vote.” Continue reading “Exposed: Tsunami of Blatant Lies by Western Media on Venezuela”

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