Trump “Selling” Venezuela Bridge To Nowhere.

by Jerry Alatalo

nited States President Donald Trump, his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the virtual entirety of the Western civilization corporate media establishment are all vigorously at work selling a bridge in South America – to nowhere.

The lies being put forward on the situation in Venezuela are of such immensity that many informed observers perceive their cumulative size as surpassing even the collective lies or disinformation surrounding Syria, or Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam etc. before in the shameful historical record of human catastrophe.

The recent attempt to smear government institutions of Venezuela and its democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro shines bright as the sun on a cloudless day –  as an example of the criminality and deception involved in overthrowing governments freely and fairly chosen by their people. The covert, inept Venezuela “Bridge to Nowhere” disinformation program was (unsuccessfully) coordinated between the highest level of Donald Trump’s administration and the top management and owners of mega-media corporate monopolies.

This sleazy, embarrassing, war propaganda attempt very likely meets definitions for criminal action as examined under current norms, practice and fundamentals of international law. Finally … this enraging and disgusting production displays, once and for all, that Trump’s “promise” to go to the White House and “drain the swamp” was equal on the truth-o-meter to the confidence man telling his victims: “I’ve got a (beautiful) bridge to sell you!”

Intentionally taking the path of grand deception to fool millions of people, – to falsely paint and slander Nicolas Maduro as heartless, cruel, sadistic, dictator, killing his own people, etc., etc., etc. – in Machiavelli-style to spark the overthrow of real democracy in Venezuela is the basic ingredient, the stuff, of war criminals. War criminals … whether covert or overt, economic, media or military, are now commonly perceived and overwhelming rejected as swamp creatures, the worst of the worst among us.

Had Donald Trump, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Elliot Abrams, et al been wiser, they would have stopped at “We intend to take Venezuelans’ oil.” They got too smart … They overreached to the maximum in attempting to “close the deal”, but instead, their uncontrolled lust for money, power and control blew the whole scheming raw deal up.

Now nobody is buying what they are selling. Corporations can change names in hopes of repairing severely damaged reputations. Nations have only the truth.

Peace.

(Thank you to teleSUR English at YouTube)

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OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES AND TO THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MICHELLE BACHELET

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO
GUTERRES

AND TO THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MICHELLE
BACHELET

from Alfred de Zayas,
23 February 2019

Dear Michelle Bachelet,

dear Antonio Guterres

As former UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a
Democratic and Equitable International Order (2012-2018) I would like to urge
you to once again make your voices heard and make concrete proposals for
mediation and peace in the context of the Venezuelan crisis.

The most noble task of the United Nations is to create the
conditions conducive to local, regional and international peace, to work
preventively and tirelessly to avoid armed conflicts, to mediate and negotiate
to reach peaceful solutions, so that all human beings can live in human dignity
and in the enjoyment of the human right to peace and all other civil, cultural,
economic, political and social rights. I
am particularly worried by the…

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MintPress News Debunks Falsified Narratives About Venezuela.

by Jerry Alatalo

Ricardo Hausmann is an important figure – yet nearly never mentioned – for journalists reporting on the recent history (1980-2019) of Venezuela.

enezuela coup d’état shill Joanna Hausmann failed to disclose she is the daughter of Ricardo Hausmann, member of the board of the central bank of Venezuela during the 1980s/90s and Chair of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Development Committee – before the Venezuelan people roundly rejected his failed neo-liberal economic and financial policies, and elected Hugo Chavez president in 1999.

So reports MintPress News’ investigative journalist Kei Pritzker … in a devastating, calmly understated, smart and tough debunking of the repugnant lying-narrative “sales pitch” deployed in United States President Donald Trump’s attempt to illegally overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro.

What is being forced upon the Venezuelan people is the latest in a long pattern of destructive United States-led covert and overt, coercive economic, political and military assaults on nations across the Earth, including Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and more.

Please share this powerful, decisive video report from MintPress News and Kei Pritzker as widely as possible with all of your family, friends, associates, email contacts, etc..

Taking right action and informing others of the truth about the situation in the nation possessing the world’s largest oil reserves can help prevent another historic human catastrophe – another unnecessary criminal war of aggression, harming untold numbers of innocent men, women and children – from occurring in Venezuela.

Please help in any manner deemed necessary for preventing an immensely sad and regretful criminal war from manifesting in the life experiences of the good people of Venezuela, the South American continent, and possibly beyond.

It is now safe to assert in 2019 that 99.99% of people on Earth have seen more than enough barbaric physical and spiritual damage inflicted upon fellow members of the human family, and are therefore loudly and powerfully rejecting any further commission of needless, unwise war…

#HandsOffVenezuela. Peace.

(Thank you to MintPressNews at YouTube)

“NO War On Venezuela!”: Veterans For Peace.

(Cross-posted from Veterans for Peace (VFP) Website)

A Message from VFP President Gerry Condon

Call for VFP Chapters to Organize February 23 Protests Against the U.S. Coup in Venezuela

Dear VFP Members and Friends,

The U.S.-orchestrated coup in Venezuela presents a great threat to the people of Venezuela and to all of Latin America, which apparently is still considered to be “our backyard” by the dinosaurs of U.S. imperialism. The possibility of direct military intervention leading to a long and bloody war is “on the table.”

Even as President Trump makes halting efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria, his administration is doubling down on U.S. intervention in this hemisphere. National Security Adviser John Bolton is also promising to step up U.S. attacks against the progressive governments and people of Cuba and Nicaragua.

The Veterans For Peace statement calling for resistance to U.S. intervention in Venezuela, unanimously agreed upon by the VFP Board of Directors at our recent meeting in Tijuana, Mexico, continues to be welcomed and widely circulated (over 1.5 K “shares” on Facebook).

Veterans For Peace has also endorsed several upcoming mobilizations against the unfolding coup in Venezuela. Most important, because they are coming up soon, are internationally coordinated local actions on February 23.

Check out the website for the No War on Venezuela actions. Veterans For Peace is already an endorser, but VFP Chapters may also sign on, as can individuals.

In less than a week the call for No War on Venezuela actions on Februrary 23 has garnered remarkable support, coming from virtually the entire peace movement in the U.S. and internationally (the Call has been translated into eight languages!).

I encourage all VFP chapters and members to participate in local actions that are already being organized for Saturday, Febuary 23, or to initiate and anchor protests and/or educational events in your communities. Call on your friends and allied organizations to join you. Unity, creativity and flexibility should be our watch words. It could be any type of event, such as a visit to your Congressperson’s office on Friday, February 22, a vigil downtown on Saturday, February 23, or an educational forum on Sunday, February 24.

You can find helpful resources on the website, including a ready made half-page flyer, where you can add your local information. Of course, feel free to produce your own flyer with your own message. The voice of veterans must be heard.

The U.S. regime change operation in Venezuela also presents an opportunity for the U.S. peace movement to step up our game. This includes Veterans For Peace, of course. The VFP Board of Directors is already discussing the possibility of having regular coordinated actions, monthly or quarterly, where all VFP chapters can act together. On February 23 we can begin to exercise our collective muscle while making a real contribution to the peace movement.

How many other organizations have chapters in so many cities? And internationally too. I believe the answer is none. When Veterans For Peace chapters step up together, we will make a real difference.

All out for February 23!

Hands Off Venezuela!
Gerry Condon

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Gerry Condon
President, Board of Directors
VETERANS FOR PEACE