War and Peace

The Trump administration has turned their
attacks on the Venezuela government into a full fledged embargo. Besides being uncalled for it is going to be no more successful then the embargo on Cuba. What it will do is cause unnecessary death and suffering by the people of Venezuela . The policy is a desperate attempt by the United States to control Venezuelan oil fields in order to ensure a steady supply of oil so that the United States can wage the war against Iraq that is being pushed by the neofascist, John Bolton, who is President Trump’s National Security advisor. Russia’s leader, Putin, famously asked John Bolton if he had removed the olive branches from the American seal. Those who advocate war lingering whether the Bolton’s or Hillary Clinton deserve the dust bins of history.

Planned Iran misadventure behind need to overthrow Venezuelan government.

The real reason behind the USA plot to overthrow the Venezuela government is the need for a stable oil supply during the wrong headed Trump administration planned assault on Iran

The long term goal of the Trump administration faction led by John Bolton is Iran but the overriding problem with John Bolton’s plan is the fact that such action would block shipping in the Persian gulf. The straits of Hormous rest on Iranian soil and, if blocked, stop 35 percent of the world’s oil traffic from the gulf including Saudi Arabia and all gulf nations.

The problem facing John Bolton and the Trump administration is in finding a reliable replacement for the loss of Arabian oil during an future war against Iran. The solution would appear to be Venezuela. However, U.S. relations with Venezuela are not amicable. Further, Venezuela just signed long term contracts to supply its oil to China. Hence American need to overthrow the Venezuela government in order to further Bolton’s plan to attack Iran.

And why attack Iran? Israel views Iran as a potential threat despite US intelligence reports that Iran has complied with US requirements to cease manufacturing refined uranium suitable for bombs. But reality has never clouded the Trump administration views.

USA led coup attempt in Venezuela on January 23 has so far failed .

The United States tried to engineer a coup in Venezuela Wed., January 23, 2019. Trump was expecting the Venezuela Army to desert the government and support the opposition leader picked by the USA. The United States signaled its desire by recognizing the opposition minority leader as the legitimate ruler and getting several client states to follow suit. Venezuela responded by breaking diplomatic relations with the United States and ordering its diplomats to leave in 72 hours. The United States refused to withdraw the diplomats by saying it does not recognize the authority of the Venezuela government. Trump, who has a history of advocating military intervention in Venezuela, may now use the claim that the safety of United States diplomats are endangered in Venezuela as an excuse for military intervention to overthrow the government in Venezuela.

Such intervention would surely trigger opposition in the rest of Latin America and the world at large. We are very close to a return to gunboat diplomacy with all the evils that entails to self determination and democracy for the people of Latin America.

Trump sets stage for military conflict in Venezuela

The Trump administration has withdrawn recognition of the elected Venezuela government prompting Venezuela to issue an order expelling American diplomats giving 72 hours to leave. Trump refuses to withdraw diplomats thereby setting stage for a military overthrow of the government in Venezuela under the guise of protecting diplomats illegally in Venezuela.

Sabre rattlingly by the USA will inevitably lead to military conflict.