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Vladimir Putin as Mad Max and the Impending Oil Disaster

10 2 48

The US withdrawal of all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas means the real geostrategy show is about to start. For months now US policymakers have been on the rhetorical, economic, subversive interference offensive against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. But the reasons for the Trump administration’s aggressive stance against Venezuela are never cited. Here is a primer for the coming proxy war in Venezuela.

The Prelude to Invasion

Using rampant inflation and food scarcity that now grips much of Venezuela as an altruistic cause of friction with the US, the Trump administration has engaged in a full-scale insurgency in the same way the Obama administration helped create ISIS and the Syria catastrophe. Few analysts point out the truth of Maduro’s Venezuela, and the real reasons thousands have fled to neighboring countries. The most recent assault on the Maduro administration, what Venezuela’s president called an attack by the “imperialist United States,” an energy blackout has now fueled more unrest. After Maduro addressed his nation and the world saying:

“The United States’ imperialist government ordered this attack,” Maduro claimed in his 35-minute speech, only his second significant intervention since the crisis began last week. They came with a strategy of war of the kind that only these criminals – who have been to war and have destroyed the people of Iraq, of Libya, of Afghanistan and of Syria – think up.”

Maduro has been fighting for political survival since January when Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader battling to topple Maduro, declared himself Venezuela’s legitimate leader and was swiftly recognized by the US, Britain, and other allied nations. Now Guaidó has proclaimed Venezuela has “collapsed,” and is calling for “outside intervention,” which I believe will come within days. First and foremost, Juan Guaidó is a US puppet trained and positioned for the regime change Trump needs to take place in oil-rich Venezuela.

I am not the only one predicting this Latin American Spring (my term) Washington has cooked up. Journalist and author Max Blumenthal, as well as Cuban-American journalist Rick Sanchez both, say Juan Guaido’s “real constituency is in Washington” and that he’s at the forefront of a years-long destabilization campaign orchestrated by the US. At The Guardian, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, who teaches human rights and philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London called the election of Juan Guaidó a “coup” orchestrated by the Trump administration. But none of these analysts go so far as to explain why the US is so determined to control Venezuela. While oil riches is mentioned, and sanctions pointed to as causes of the country’s current strife, nobody recognizes how desperate the US is to get at this resource. Make no mistake,........

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