Venezuela Newslinks 18-19 February 2019

19 February 2019 18:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting.

COLDTYPE Issue 178 Mid-February 2019 – is now on line

The Saker interviews Jorge Valero, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism By Carla Stea

19 February 2019 — Global Research

In a spectacular display of solidarity and strength, envoys from such distant capitals as Beijing and Havana, Moscow and Tehran, Pyongyang and Caracas, Damascus and Managua and numerous other states stood together, side by side, in front of the United Nations Security Council, declaring their determination to protect the UN Charter and International Law, and holding sacrosanct the sovereignty and inviolability of each member state.

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Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 12

19 February 2019 —  

  • “They want to enslave us!” Maduro slams Trump’s “Nazi-style” attack on socialism
  • “You’ll lose everything!” Trump’s ultimatum to Venezuelan military, says all options are open
  • Interventionist European MPs coming to meet Guaido kicked out
  • Venezuela losses $38 bln from U.S. sanctions
  • U. S. Senator Rubio pushes interventionist agenda

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Venezuela Newslinks 18 February 2019

18 February 2019 21:19 — The New Dark Age

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Watch privileged Venezuelan opposition support US sanctions and even military intervention

Venezuela lacks investment to boost crude production, says advisor to central bank

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The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan ‘Lima Group’ Policy and Its Nemesis

18 February 2019 — Venezuela Analysis

Hot on the heels of a trip to Caracas, Arnold August looks at the reality in Venezuela, the civil-military union, and press freedoms in the country.

After spending two days in Caracas on February 3 and 4, including a semi-private meeting with President Maduro, what follows below is my basic impression. It coincides with the documented, virtually daily on-the-ground reporting by Venezuelanalysis reporters including among the opposition. My perception has more recently been buttressed by the current on-the-spot reporting by, among others, American journalist Max Blumenthal.

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Declaration by the Republic of Cuba: Stop U.S. Imperialist Military Aggression Against Venezuela

12 February 2019 — Covert Action Magazine

[Editors: When relevant, as here, CovertAction Magazine will link to—and/or publish—material from various individuals, groups, non-governmental organizations as well as official statements from governments and their officials.]

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the U.S. government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

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Venezuela Newslinks 17 February 2019

17 February 2019 22:08 — The New Dark Age

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Jimmy Dore: American reporter in Venezuela contradicts US News Coverage

David Swanson: The Dirty Truth About NATO

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

16 February 2019 — The News Junkie Post

Imperial logic I: External crises distract from internal ones

Empires with internal problems tend to create external crises to distract the public opinion and unite their political and economical ruling class in a fictitious nationalistic fervor. The current United States policy of overt regime change in Venezuela, backed entirely by its NATO vassals, follows an evergreen imperial playbook of creating new crises to obscure failures and divisions.

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Inside the neoliberal laboratory preparing for the theft of Venezuela’s economy By Justin Podur

17 February 2019 — Justin Podur

Dilma Rousseff was president of Brazil until overthrown in a soft coup in 2016. Hugo Chavez was briefly overthrown in 2002. Maduro is being overthrown at the time of writing (2019).

As we watch a US-backed coup unfold in a distant country, as in Venezuela today, our eyes are drawn to the diplomatic, military, and economic elements of the US campaign. The picture of a scowling John Bolton with a big yellow notepad with the message “5,000 troops to Colombia” reveals the diplomatic and military elements. The New York Times headline “U.S. Sanctions Are Aimed at Venezuela’s Oil. Its Citizens May Suffer First” reveals the economic element.

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 11

17 February 2019 — Counter Currents

Venezuela Regime Change ‘Made in the USA and Canada’ (photo:

  • US military planes deliver cargo in Colombian town bordering Venezuela
  • Stop US military adventure against Venezuela: Cuba
  • Latin American left-wing parties call for peace
  • The US is afraid of truth: FM of Venezuela
  • US orders Venezuelan envoy to UN to limit movement within New York City

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On Bolton’s Orders, US Ambassadors Chastise Governments By Wayne Madsen

17 February 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US National Security Adviser John Bolton may be known for a lot of things, but “diplomat” is not one of them. In 2005, Bolton was never confirmed by the US Senate to be George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations because the walrus-mustachioed neo-conservative ideologue had made past comments deriding the UN as a useless organization. In 1994, Bolton infamously said, “There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that’s the United States, when it suits our interests and when we can get others to go along… The [UN] Secretariat Building in New York has 38 stories. If you lost ten stories today, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”

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