Geo-Politics

Venezuela Protestor

Editor's Note:  As I write, we are witnessing a "color revolution" coup attempt in Venezuela. The US MSM portrays the violent protests with the implication that it's the government's fault that the CIA and US corporatocracy - particularly Exxon Mobile/Tillerson - are attempting to overthrow Maduro. Right. The old "I threw a punch but it's your fault your face was in the way" bovine excrement.

This particular coup attempt has been ongoing since 2007 when former President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez began nationalizing Venezuela's oil and gas, raising taxes on corporate petroleum developers and using profits from Venezuela's fossil fuels to fund housing and education projects for ... wait for it ... Venezuelans.  Exxon and Conoco Phillips left Venezuela in a huff and sued. Tillerson has never forgiven Venezuela. In 2002 a coup against Chavez failed. In 2013, he died of cancer and Maduro was elected. The attempts continued through corporate food hoarding and economic attacks. But, Venezuelans have stood by their government and their Bolivarian socialist revolution-in-progress.  So, the empire strikes again.

Neo-McCarthyism

By Robert Parry | April 16, 2017 | Consortium News

Democrats, liberals and some progressives might be feeling a little perplexed over what has happened to Russia-gate, the story that pounded Donald Trump every day since his election last November – until April 4, that is.

On April 4, Trump fully capitulated to the neoconservative bash-Russia narrative amid dubious claims about a chemical attack in Syria. On April 6, Trump fired off 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase; he also restored the neocon demand for “regime change” in Syria; and he alleged that Russia was possibly complicit in the supposed chemical attack.

Evo Morales

President Evo Morales of Bolivia warned Tuesday that humanity was “at risk of disappearing in a nuclear holocaust,” as tensions mount worldwide after U.S. military attacks in Syria and Afghanistan.

“Nuclear power in the United States and Western countries are getting us dangerously closer to a nuclear conflagration,” adding that the capitalist crisis leads the imperialists to “new wars that are in reality military interventions over natural resources, over the control of sea routes or regions with geopolitical, energy, trade or financial value.”

"War aids capitalism, those who support capitalism support war, that is, the philosophy of death and destruction," Morales said.

analysis

Dr. Theodore A Postol | April 18, 2017 | WashingtonsBlog  

The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur: Analysis of the Times and Locations of Critical Events in the Alleged Nerve Agent Attack at 7 AM on April 4, 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

Introduction

This analysis contains a detailed description of the times and locations of critical events in the alleged nerve agent attack of April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria – assuming that the White House Intelligence Report (WHR) issued on April 11, 2017 correctly identified the alleged sarin release site.

Jason Robards

Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey | April 15, 2017 | World Socialist Web Site

Since the April 6 cruise missile strike by the Trump administration against a Syrian airbase, tensions between the United States and the European powers and Russia are at their highest level since the cold war. The rhetoric from the US and its allies has centered on defending the unprovoked attack while Russia has responded by increasing its military support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

chavez at UN

Editor's Note: Luis Amalgro works with NED (the "National Endowment for Democracy") which is funded by USAID (US Agency for International Development), a CIA front line (and here and even here) for regime change (think Libya, Ukraine, and Syria's so-called "White Helmets" which USAID funded last year to the tune of $23 million)

According to Telesur "Defying Venezuela and Cuba’s sovereignty, Almagro supports both countries' right-wing opposition groups.

Almagro has attended anti-Cuba events held by the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy and the Inter-American Institute for Democracy, which frequently call for the overthrow of Cuba’s government."

Cuba has denied Almagro entry to their country.


ISIS 1-Finger Salute

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has fired a rocket loaded with chlorine in western Mosul, Iraq, hitting several soldiers with the gas, according to an AP report.

War is Peace

James Corbett's site The Corbet Report produces video commentary on current events. In 2011, Corbett produced 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory, a hilarious biting expose otherwise known as "Everything You Need to Know About 9/11 in Less Than 5 Minutes", which we re-post every September. (It's the last video on our Resources/Video page, HERE on our site.)  He has now produced this equally good video on the recent US Syria Strikes. (Click on READ MORE to watch the video.)

Nicolas Maduro

 

Four years ago today, a former bus driver with humble working class origins became the President of Venezuela. 

Promising to continue the revolutionary legacy of deceased former president Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro pledged to advance the living standards of Venezuela’s poor and oppressed. 

But since taking office in 2013, Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution have faced non-stop attacks from Venezuela’s U.S.-backed right-wing opposition, making advancements difficult. Improving upon destabilization tactics used during Chavez’s administration, the opposition, it seems, has perfected the art of sabotage. 

bombed out warehouse

Pepe Escobar | April 6, 2017 | Sputnik News 

“These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” Thus spoke the President of the United States.

Instant translation; Donald Trump – and/or the alphabet soup of US intelligence agencies, with no detailed investigation – are convinced that the Russian Ministry of Defense is simply lying.

That’s a pretty serious charge. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov, stressing “fully objective and verified” information, identified a Syrian Air Force strike launched against a “moderate rebel” warehouse east of the town of Khan Sheikhoun used to both produce and store shells containing toxic gas. 

Konashenkov added the same chemicals had been used by “rebels” in Aleppo late last year, according to samples collected by Russian military experts.

Psych warfare

Bruce Wilds | April 12, 2017 | TDW News

Anyone who doesn’t believe that countries use psychological warfare and propaganda to sway the opinions of people both in and outside of their country should be considered naive. On the same note, those fixated on Russia and obsessed with it trying to influence our election may be a bit paranoid. The point is almost everyone attempts to throw their weight around and influence events that are about to unfold. If you remember prior to our election Mexico had nothing good to say about Donald Trump and could even have been accused of being in a full court press to discourage Latinos from voting for him.

false flag instruction

Editor's Note: Given current events, we are reposting these two highly revelent and informative articles.


Kevin Scott King |

Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, London 7/7 bombings, Madrid train bombings, Osama bin Laden Capture/Death, 2011 Norway Attacks, Charlie Hebdo, Boston bombing, Sandy Hook, JFK, RFK, MLK, Pearl Harbor, Lusitania, USS Maine, Gulf of Tonkin, USS Liberty, Aurora CO shooting, Charleston church shooting, Tucson (AZ) shooting, Port Arthur, AUS, all are very real illusions.

Saker Falcon

The Saker | April 11, 2017 | The Vinyard of the Saker

The latest US cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase is an extremely important event in so many ways that it is important to examine it in some detail.  I will try to do this today with the hope to be able to shed some light on a rather bizarre attack which will nevertheless have profound consequences.  But first, let’s begin by looking at what actually happened.

Maria Duran

Maria Emilia Duran | April 11, 2007 | Telesur

On the 15th anniversary of the failed coup against President Hugo Chavez, Maria Emilia Duran talks to teleSUR about ongoing opposition protests:

April 11, 2002 — Venezuela changed forever following the events of this day. For the country’s right-wing opposition, it was a day of celebration, given that they temporarily removed President Hugo Chavez in a U.S.-backed coup. For the country’s poor and oppressed, it was a day of struggle in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution and all of its hard-earned social gains.

Murder of Julius Caesar

| April 10, 2017 | Global Research

Thus far in his first three months in office, the Trump presidency has been a resounding failure. The hyped promise of an Obamacare replacement promoted and led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was a crushing blow. Trump’s travel ban on 7 Muslim nations has been followed by defiant federal judges.

Neoconservatism

Robert Parry | April 10, 2017 | Consortium News

After slapping Donald Trump around for several months to make him surrender his hopes for a more cooperative relationship with Russia, the neocons and their liberal-interventionist allies are now telling the battered President what he must do next: escalate war in the Middle East and ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia.

hell hounds

Finian Cunningham | April 07, 2017 | Sputnik

So the brash, big-mouth tycoon in the White House with an outsized ego has finally unleashed the dogs of war in Syria. Invoking God and the suffering of “little babies”, the supposed US Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump ordered the bombing of Syria with cruise missiles launched from warships in the Mediterranean. A Syrian airbase was destroyed, along with several casualties, and civilians reportedly among the dead.