Venezuela Newslinks 15-16 February 2019

16 February 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting.

Can Maduro Emulate Castro and Assad to Keep NATO’s Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela?

Leaked documents reveal US is sending ‘military aircraft’ to Venezuelan border

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Putin’s Lasting State (translated by Dmitry Orlov)

14 February 2019 — The Saker

[This is an important document. It sets out the Russian government’s view on the state of the nation and its future and I think anyone who is interested in having a future on this planet, needs to read it. See also, Moon of Alabama’s take on Surkov’s essay. WB]

Modern Russian Governance Explained

Foreword by Dmitry Orlov: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this translation of a very important article that describes the nature of modern Russian governance. It is written by one of Vladimir Putin’s close advisors who is a political expert of considerable stature. It has been widely (though rather toothlessly) reviled in Western press (as well wannabe-Western Russian liberal press) but without quoting the source, which I have only yesterday translated into English. The author definitely hit a nerve by demolishing the Western democratic system of “checks and scoundrels” with its illusion of choice and its ever-vigilant deep state.

Putin’s Lasting State by Vladislav Surkov

“It only seems that we have a choice.” These words are amazing in their depth of meaning and audacity. They were uttered a decade and a half ago, and today they have been forgotten and are not quoted. But according to the laws of psychology that which is forgotten affects us much more than what we remember. And these words, taken far outside the context in which they were first uttered, have as a result become the first axiom of the new Russian statehood upon which have been built all theories and practices of contemporary politics.

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Frayed Colonial Media Propaganda Transmission Lines. Fake Atrocities Used to Justify “Humanitarian War Crimes” By Mark Taliano

16 February 2019 — Global Research
Colonial media traffics in war lies as policy.  It advances anglo-zionist imperial projects of global war and poverty. Powerful interests benefit from global warfare as target countries are destroyed and domestic populations are impoverished.

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Malaysian Airlines MH17 Brought Down by Ukrainian Military Aircraft. The BBC Refutes its Own Lies? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

16 February 2019 — Global Research

This week, BBC reporter Riam Dalati confirmed that last year’s “Assad sarin attack” on Douma was indeed “staged”. After a “six month investigation” he concludes:

“I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged.”

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Venezuela’s Foreign Minister: “The US is in Front of the Coup Attempt, not Behind it”

15 February 2019 — TRNN

Interview – in Spanish with English subtitles – with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who speaks about the likelihood of war with the US, the impact of the sanctions, and the way out of the conflict between Venezuela and the US and its allies in the opposition and in the region (inc. transcript)
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Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

15 February 2019 — Mint Press

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly.

By  Ariel Fornari

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In the Crosshairs of the Washington Mafia: Venezuela and Julian Assange By Ann Garrison

13 Feb 2019 — Black Agenda Report

In the Crosshairs of the Washington Mafia: Venezuela and Julian Assange

The US Mafia State [USMS] is still trying to bump off another sovereign state—Venezuela. Meanwhile Wikileaks retweeted the USMS regime change handbook, more formally known as Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare Field Manual 3-05.130, whose authors reveal that major global financial institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Organization for Economic Cooperation are all part of the mob, whose specific assignments include extortion, infiltration, fraud, racketeering, loan sharking, and corruption of public officials.

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