Venezuela: US-backed Coup Underway

The attempt to dethrone President Nicolás Maduro has not come out of the blue. Since Maduro became president after the death of Chávez in 2013, the US has resolutely aimed at a regime change.

This is a chain of events totally misrepresented by the western mainstream media, as usual.

The US has tried to persuade parts of the Venezuelan army to turn against Maduro, but without any result so far. That is why Washington relies first and foremost on the internal opposition and on diplomatic pressure.

The US gives assistance to the political opposition and tries to unite it as much as possible. According to the color revolution handbook, NGOs, student organizations and local organizations are funded, trained and coached to organize street riots as effectively as possible. The street violence must destabilize the country to such an extent that the government is forced to resign, or that the army intervenes and deposes the government.

Since 2013, the opposition twice unleashed a cycle of large-scale violence. In 2014, 43 people were killed and 800 injured. In 2017, 131 people died.

In the meantime, the economic situation deteriorated very much. This was mainly the result of an economic model that is extremely dependent on oil prices, but also of an outright economic warfare against the regime.

They lied about Iran. They lied about Vietnam. They lied about Chile. They lied about Iraq. They lied about Afghanistan. They lied about Iraq again. They lied about Libya. They lied about Syria. But yeah, sure, this time (with Venezuela) it’s for a good cause (it’s not).

Venezuela holds sway over a considerable supply of global oil, thus having the ability to influence its price of what is termed “black gold”. In 2017 Venezuela was the seventh largest oil exporter in OPEC, accounting for 6.4% of OPEC’s crude oil exports.

The oil price drop of 2015 which affected Venezuela was a global phenomenon.

Since the formation of OPEC in the 1970s, the Saudi Kingdom has been able to use its immense reserves to undermine other oil-producing countries’ attempts to maintain a high and stable price for petroleum. Even if all these nations were to ally, the Saudi Kingdom can turn the tap up or down and change the entire global economy to benefit its own geopolitical agenda and that of its U.S. patron. It did so in the late 1970s to offset lowered production in Iran after the 1979 revolution. And it did so again in 2015, partly in response to the success of the Iran-U.S. nuclear deal. It’s not a perfect mechanism; the price drop hurt the Saudi economy before prices slowly climbed anew. But the most severe effects were felt by the United States’ designated enemies: Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

Weaponized oil prices are a useful tool in globalist conquest, one piece on the chessboard worth holding. But President Maduro seems to be immune to the temptation of the western bribe or its callous threats.

Now he will have to stand the test of an offer he perhaps cannot refuse; the embargoes and bloodshed that have and will continue to befall his nation for his “lack of cooperation”. This is, as Russia states, a “direct path to bloodshed”. This prophesy is quickly becoming true as Maduro has called for the expansion of armed civilian militias as the threat of more violence on the streets of Caracas continues to grow. The militias, created by deceased former president Hugo Chávez to resist “imperialist aggression,” currently consist of about 100,000 members. Maduro’s proposed expansion of the civilian force would increase its size to 500,000.

Furthermore, up to 400 Russian military contractors are in Venezuela to beef-up security for Maduro, according to reports.

Maduro’s announcement was accompanied by a rousing speech in which he called upon Venezuelans to decide if they are “with the homeland” or against it, adding that “now is not the time to hesitate.”

A lengthy western media onslaught has pinned Venezuela’s economic troubles on Maduro’s regime; ignoring western trade embargoes entirely, not to mention the geopolitical significance of Venezuela’s oil supply and its closeness to Russia and China. It is in imperialist interests to subjugate Venezuela.

If the opposition does ultimately capture the presidency, the best-case scenario is that Venezuela adopts the ruinous austerity policies of Macri’s Argentina or Temer’s Brazil. The worst-case scenario could look something like the U.S.-led occupation of Haiti, with the country’s oil industry turned over to the multinationals, like Iraq’s was more than a decade ago.

Juan Guaidó: the western choice for regime change in Venezuela.

Maduro says Venezuela is “the victim of a US conspiracy,” referring to reports that US Vice President Mike Pence promised Guaido full American support the day before he declared himself Venezuela’s new leader. An act of unabashed interference and sponsorship in foreign elections.

Maduro has spoken at length on the situation:

“This is the reason for the coup. They don’t want us to get better. They sabotage us and try to destroy the (Venezuelan) economic system.”

“We will continue denouncing US lies, and I will continue to encourage national dialogue because I am up for a dialogue with all the political opposition, with the opposition media,” he said. “I think dialogue should prevail. I believe in dialogue.”

Guaidó is the thirty-five-year-old president of Parliament. He is very close toLeopoldo López, with whom he is in daily contact, despite his house arrest. Together they founded the right-wing party Voluntad Popular. In the past, this party organised armed pickets that killed people, set fire to public buildings and hospitals, led to attacks on ministries, etc.

Strengthened by Trump’s backing, the opposition took to the streets the same day with the aim of ousting President Maduro and forming a provisional government. Amnesty was promised to the military who would defect. Six days later, on 21 January, some rebellious soldiers posted a video message online in which they declared themselves loyal to the opposition leader.

Tensions increased. On 22 January, Mike Pence, vice president of the US, posted a video message calling on Venezuelans to take to the streets and get rid of Maduro. One day later, the opposition did what Pence asked, they massively took to the streets. There were also large counter-demonstrations by supporters of the government. Guaidó proclaimed himself the new president. He was immediately recognized by the governments of the US, Brazil and Canada, among others. Russia, China, Turkey and Mexico, a large and important country in the region, continue to recognize Maduro. Europe takes a cautious and moderate position.

The situation as it unfolds.

It is unlikely that the recognition of Guaidó by the US and some other countries will bring down President Maduro. But it may lead to further destabilisation of the country. The White House has opted for the strategy of chaos, as it has already done in so many other places.

The recognition of Guaidó will give the opposition a boost. If Guaidó is not allowed to hold the presidency, this may lead to more economic sanctions. The US is currently considering a ban on oil imports. This would have serious consequences for Venezuela’s financial position and would further reduce oil production.

An increasing number of recognitions of Guiadó as president will make it more likely that more countries will adopt economic sanctions against Venezuela. Threatening sanctions, stronger opposition and increasing violence will intensify the pressure on military officers and the PSUV top, in the hope that they will eventually change camps.

At the moment a foreign military intervention is unlikely, even with escalating violence. But in the past Trump has not ruled out such an intervention. With the recent election of the belligerent Bolsonaro, such an intervention could possibly be outsourced by the US to Brazil, together with Colombia, Peru and other countries in the region.

In any case, the interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign country that the US is exhibiting today is unashamed and unprecedented. It violates the most elementary principles of the United Nations.

The deadlock in Venezuela can only be resolved through national dialogue. Maduro, for his part, is in favor of calling for a dialogue, directed to the country as a whole by the governments of Uruguay and Mexico. Any foreign interference or pressure will only add fuel to the flames.

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The WW1 Conspiracy

“If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” — Gutle Schnaper, Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife.

Understanding why the World Wars were deliberately created.

Wars have always been the catalysts of massive change in human civilization since the dawn of time. Wars force people to grasp at security, to clamor for an answer in the midst of chaos, for when we are comfortable; we are complacent, rigid, and uncompromising, real change has most often come in times of desperation — hence “Order out of chaos”, or “Ordo ab chao”, a Masonic principle and motto of the 33rd degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Such a term states the necessity of conflict in bringing forth order, and the interchangeability of what is “good”, and what is “evil”.

The chaos (CHAO) is the society we see around us today and it is the builders who influence the leaders to manufacture this chaos so that they can conceal their creations in darkness while they work towards the light (ORDO). Without chaos there would never be order. Without darkness, there can be no light and without light there can be no darkness. What is the “AS ABOVE”, is the “SO BELOW” of this Secret Brotherhood.

The eminent banking families of the era knew this ancient principle, and swore by it (and still do):

They had (and still have) the influence to ignite major conflicts to set the scene for their brand of politics; the politics of globalization, and that is exactly what they did by funding all sides of the world wars. This was a time far more nationalistic than now, a time of many kings, not few, the real challenge of the secret Masonic Anglo-American order was conquering them all without firing a single shot of their own.

The great wars brought Europe to its knees and did away with the old order (shattering the strength of the Ottoman Empire, British Empire, Russians, Germans, etc) in exchange for the new order: the rise of the UN, the EU, and the European nations’ financial and military dependence on the Masonic globalist bankers.

Political centralization was accelerated in the disguise of being a safeguard against another great war. Later on, the Soviet Union was funded and created as an excuse to keep these globalist political institutions in place.

The Soviets were the much needed “red terror” to unite the Western nations against — for fear is one of the most compelling emotions, a great dose of which kept European nationalism subdued and the globalist vision sustained right through to present times.

How it all began.

World War one, known as the “Great War” and, most infamously, “the war to end all wars”, was one of the bloodiest conflicts in known human history. It all began with three influential men. Among some of the wealthiest individuals in British society:

  1. William T. Stead — Major English newspaper editor who, as a pioneer of investigative journalism, became a controversial figure of the Victorian era.
  2. Reginald Brett, aka Lord Esher — an éminence grise, a friend, confidante and adviser to Victoria, Edward VII, and George V. Known as one of the primary powers behind the throne of his era.
  3. Cecil Rhodes — An enormously wealthy diamond magnate, visionary, and major Rothschild affiliate, whose exploits in South Africa and ambition to transform the African continent would earn him the nickname of “colossus”.

Cecil Rhodes, who, with the Rothschild-Rhodes company, made an extortionate amount of money exploiting South Africans in the wildly profitable mining industry, would have the finances and links to start building a network of like-minded influential people prepared to further influence the course of modern history.

Rhodes was a pioneering advocate of globalization, saying of the English, “I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race. I contend that every acre added to our territory means the birth of more of the English race who otherwise would not be brought into existence.”

Rhodes was open with his ambitions, an 1890 article entitled “Mr. Rhode’s Ideal of Anglo-Saxon Greatness” was published by the aforementioned Mr. William T. Stead, who was a key publicist for Rhodes’ ideals.

The article featured the stunning subhead; “He believed a wealthy secret society should work to secure the world’s peace, and a British-American Federation.”

“(The) Idea for the development of the English-speaking race was the foundation of ‘a society copied, as to organization, from the Jesuits’.”

“We could arrange with the present members of the United States Assembly and our House of Commons to achieve the peace of the world.”

The article quotes Rhodes as saying:

“The only thing feasible to carry out this idea, is a secret society, gradually absorbing the wealth of the world.”

Here are some videos from The Corbett Report, one of the most reputable, well-researched sources of independent media:

Rhodes wanted to make the British Empire a superpower in which all of the British-dominated countries in the empire, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Cape Colony, would be represented in the British Parliament. Rhodes included American students as eligible for the Rhodes scholarships. He said that he wanted to breed an American elite of philosopher-kings who would have the United States rejoin the British Empire. As Rhodes also respected and admired the Germans and their Kaiser, he allowed German students to be included in the Rhodes scholarships. He believed that eventually the United Kingdom (including Ireland), the US, and Germany together would dominate the world and ensure perpetual peace.

After Cecil Rhodes.

Rhodes left a vast sum of money in his will after his death in 1902 to various influential confidantes, in the posthumous W. T Stead published “The Last Will and Testament” of 1902, Rhode’s reasoning was outlined:

It stated that he lamented the loss of America from the British Empire and that they should formulate a secret society with the specific aim of bringing America back into the Empire. Then he lists all the countries he needs to include in this list to have world domination, to have an English-speaking union, to have British race as the enforced culture in all countries worldwide.

He sought support, funding, plans, his agenda was in place — his funds left to those he trusted, and soon after this WW1, WW2 and so forth occurred, modern history quickly took shape.

The Round Table Group.

After Rhode’s death in 1902, this secret society revealed itself slightly, revealing itself as a force for world peace. Its modus operandi was imperialism, a secretive continuation of the open imperialism of previous centuries.

The Boer war was orchestrated to consolidate Rothschild power over the resources of South Africa.

Sir Alfred Milner, a close associate of Rhodes, was instrumental in igniting the Boer War:

“I precipitated the crisis, which was inevitable before it was too late. It is not very agreeable, and in many eyes, not a very creditable piece of business to have been largely instrumental in bringing about a war.”

When W. T. Stead initially objected to the Boer War, Rhodes told him:

“You will support Milner in any measure that he may take short of war. I make no such limitation. I support Milner absolutely without reserve. If he says peace, I say peace; if he says war, I say war. Whatever happens, I say ditto to Milner.”

Rising Germany & The Pre-WW1 Days.

German ascendance in geopolitical power in Europe threatened the Masonic hegemony and world vision, in order to crush the independence of the major European powers, with Germany’s Kaiser being the most threatening, not to mention Russia’s Tsar, it required a devastating war, that war would be WW1 and the Bolshevik revolution.

Lord Esher was a close confidante of the King, a monarch with a hands-on approach to foreign diplomacy and a disdain for the rise of German power, such a sentiment dovetailed perfectly in line with the group’s aims. With insiders in Russia and France, the Triple Entente formed, the pincer that would crush Germany and, in the chaos of war, ruin the other major European nations.

In the run up to the war, the British press released story after story framing Germans as hostiles in every regard, bringing public perception in line with the goals of the master plan.

The British helped the Japanese in the 1904-05 war against Russia, another major national competitor. Japan turned to Cecil Rhodes’ co-conspirator Lord Nathan Rothschild, who supplied them with munitions, copious funds, and denied the Russians access to the Suez canal and high-quality coal, which the British did provide to the Japanese. All this helped Japan win the war.

The Japanese fleet was even constructed in Britain, but these facts did not find their way into the Milner controlled press.

When the Russian navy accidentally fired on a British fishing ship in the north sea in 1904 the British public was outraged. The British foreign office, remarkably, tried to pin this incident on the Germans, triggering a press war between the British and the Germans.

Another aggrandizement came when there were (unsubstantiated) scares over the Germans seizing Morocco, an important trade route out of the Mediterranean, once again the media spun the story to make the Germans appear the aggressors.

The Beginning of WW1.

Eventually the elite got their way when Franz Ferdinand was shot, soon after this, the series of diplomatic and political traps were sprung, controversy engulfed the political class of Europe. Not long after this Europe was at war.

In retrospect, the machinations that led to this war are a masterclass in how power really operates in society. The military compacts that committed Britain and ultimately the world to war had nothing to do with elected parliaments or representative democracy.

When Conservative Prime Minister Arthur Balfour resigned in 1905, deft political manipulations ensured that members of The Round Table; including Herbert Henry Asquith, Edward Grey, and Richard Haldane; three men who liberal leader Henry Campbell-Bannerman privately accused of “Milner worship”, seamlessly slid into key positions in the new liberal government, and continued the strategy of German encirclement without missing a step.

In fact, the details of Britain’s military commitments to Russia and France, and even the negotiations themselves, were deliberately kept hidden from members of Parliament, and even members of the Cabinet who were not part of the secret society. It wasn’t until November 1911, a full six years into the negotiations, that the Cabinet of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith started to learn the details of these agreements; agreements that had been repeatedly and officially denied in the press and in Parliament.

The result of the first world war achieved the intended result; to simplify the world stage and do away with the once-powerful dynasties of old, creating a power vaccum for the new order.

Aftermath.

In the aftermath of the war, four empires disappeared: the German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Russian. Four dynasties, together with their ancillary aristocracies, fell as a result of the war: the Romanovs, the Hohenzollerns, the Habsburgs, and the Ottomans. Yet one major dynasty still reigned supreme, the Rothschild dynasty and its affiliated ancillaries.

Soon after, the League of Nations was formed on 28 June 1919, which eventually became the UN, following WW2, this was taken yet further as the European Union was formed with a direct reference to avoiding massive war in Europe again. The EU’s main website states “The European Union is set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War.” Yet it was these massive wars that were ignited to justify such a political reformation.

The same dialectic was enacted with the “War on Terror” in recent times to justify intervention in places the world order desires to control. I see no ends to such deception so long as the eminent Western banking dynasties persist.

Venezuela: Economic Warfare Brings Nation To Its Knees

Featured article from Mint Press News.

Which is mightier; the pen or the sword? In the case of the recent upheaval in Venezuela, the pen is the obvious answer.

The bankers fight using the pen — the pen that signs the paperwork to impose the sanctions that incur mass starvation, dissolve order, hike prices, and bring nations to their knees — Venezuela is in the crosshairs this time.

Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a determination that singled out Venezuela for failing to adhere to counternarcotics obligations. The accusation came – perhaps not so coincidentally – on the same day that Venezuela declared it would no longer participate in the U.S.’ petrodollar trade system.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro made his position clear, he had stated earlier in that month that the country would look to “free” itself from the dollar within a week’s time, following the U.S.’ sanctions against the embattled nation.

The decision is similar to that once made by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who dropped the dollar in favor of the euro a few years prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, we all know how that ended.

International markets thus far have failed to noticeably react to the policy shift, despite the threat it presents to the petrodollar system. The system, created in the 1970s, calls for OPEC nations to sell their oil in dollars in order to create artificial demand for the U.S. currency, a fiat currency based on thin air — held together by force.

Venezuela, home to the world’s largest oil reserves, is likely to exert some effect on the demand for dollars through its new policy, though the extent of the potential damage remains unclear. What is clear is that it means enough for the U.S. to declare a financial soft war in retaliation.

Millions of Venezuelans have seen their living conditions vastly improved through the Bolivarian process which shifted the focus away from compliance to the Western Banking Cartel.

The problems plaguing the Venezuelan economy are not due to some inherent fault in socialism, but to artificially low oil prices and sabotage by forces hostile to the revolution.

Starting in 2014, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flooded the market with cheap oil. This is not a mere business decision, but a calculated move coordinated with U.S. and Israeli foreign policy goals. Despite not just losing money, but even falling deep into debt, the Saudi monarchy continues to expand its oil production apparatus. The result has been driving the price of oil down from $110 per barrel, to $28 in the early months of this year. The goal is to weaken these opponents of Wall Street, London, and Tel Aviv, whose economies are centered around oil and natural gas exports.

Venezuela is one of those countries. Saudi efforts to drive down oil prices have drastically reduced Venezuela’s state budget and led to enormous consequences for the Venezuelan economy.

At the same time, private food processing and importing corporations launched a coordinated campaign of sabotage. This, coupled with the weakening of a vitally important state sector of the economy, has resulted in inflation and food shortages. The artificially low oil prices have left the Venezuelan state cash-starved, prompting a crisis in the funding of the social programs that were key to strengthening the United Socialist Party.

Corruption is a big problem in Venezuela and many third-world countries. This was true prior to the Bolivarian process, as well as after Hugo Chavez launched his massive economic reforms. In situations of extreme poverty, people learn to take care of each other. People who work in government are almost expected to use their position to take care of their friends and family. Corruption is a big problem under any system, but it is much easier to tolerate in conditions of greater abundance. The problem has been magnified in Venezuela due to the drop in state revenue caused by the low oil prices and sabotage from food importers.

Venezuelans told of how the privatizations mandated by the International Monetary Fund made life in Venezuela almost unlivable during the 1990s. Garbage wouldn’t be collected. Electricity would go off for weeks. Haido Ortega, a member of a local governing body in Venezuela, said: “Under previous governments we had to burn tires and go on strike just to get electricity, have the streets fixed, or get any investment.”

Chavez took office on a platform advocating a path between capitalism and socialism. He restructured the government-owned oil company so that the profits would go into the Venezuelan state, not the pockets of Wall Street corporations. With the proceeds of Venezuela’s oil exports, Chavez funded a huge apparatus of social programs.

After defeating an attempted coup against him in 2002, Chavez announced the goal of bringing Venezuela toward “21st Century Socialism.” Chavez quoted Marx and Lenin in his many TV addresses to the country, and mobilized the country around the goal of creating a prosperous, non-capitalist society.

In 1998, Venezuela had only 12 public universities, today it has 32. Cuban doctors were brought to Venezuela to provide free health care in community clinics. The government provides cooking and heating gas to low-income neighborhoods, and it’s launched a literacy campaign for uneducated adults.

During the George W. Bush administration, oil prices were the highest they had ever been. The destruction of Iraq, sanctions on Iran and Russia, strikes and turmoil in Nigeria — these events created a shortage on the international markets, driving prices up.

Big oil revenues enabled Chavez and the United Socialist Party to bring millions of Venezuelans out of poverty. Between 1995 and 2009, poverty and unemployment in Venezuela were both cut in half.

After the death of Chavez, Nicolas Maduro has continued the Bolivarian program. “Housing Missions” have been built across the country, providing low-income families in Venezuela with places to live. The Venezuelan government reports that over 1 million modern apartment buildings had been constructed by the end of 2015.

The problems currently facing Venezuela started in 2014. The already growing abundance of oil due to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was compounded by Saudi Arabia flooding the markets with cheap oil. The result: massive price drops. Despite facing a domestic fiscal crisis, Saudi Arabia continues to expand its oil production apparatus.

The price of oil remains low, as negotiations among OPEC states are taking place in the hopes that prices can be driven back up. While American media insists the low oil prices are just the natural cycle of the market at work, it’s rather convenient for U.S. foreign policy. Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Islamic Republic of Iran all have economies centered around state-owned oil companies and oil exports, and each of these countries has suffered the sting of low oil prices.

The leftist president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has already been deposed due to scandal surrounding Petrobras, the state-owned oil company which is experiencing economic problems due to the falling price of oil. Although much of Brazil’s oil is for domestic consumption, it has been revealed that those who deposed her coordinated with the CIA and other forces in Washington and Wall Street, utilizing the economic fallout of low oil prices to bring down the Brazilian president.

The son of President Ronald Reagan has argued that Obama intentionally drove down oil prices not just to weaken the Venezuelan economy, but also to tamper the influence of Russia and Iran, Trump has continued this foreign policy.

Writing for Townhall in 2014, Michael Reagan bragged that his father did the same thing to hurt the Soviet Union during the 1980s:

“Since selling oil was the source of the Kremlin’s wealth, my father got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil.

Lower oil prices devalued the ruble, causing the USSR to go bankrupt, which led to perestroika and Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Empire.”

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