Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This world needs prayer.especially as the US is apparently intervening in Venezuela, bound to unleash a real humanitarian crisis.

Hillary Clinton: A lying schemer, in Wall Street's pocket. A war monger. She's likely not up to the physical demands of the job of President of the United States. Going to appoint bank deregulating, wage and environment busting "Free Trader" Billy (The Goat) Clinton as Economy Czar.

Donald Trump : Running for a job he probably doesn't want , and yet he's in range to get it. Feared by Wall Street and mainstream opinion leaders, but definitely preferred by most of them over Bernie Sanders.

Venezuela, in spite of its own problems continues to give essential aid to Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. Cut off this aid without replacing it and you get a new catastrophe and a refugee crisis.

I blog about Venezuela a lot. I know that Venezuela is not on most of the world's minds but it seems to be heading for a real catastrophe this time. I forsee a probable invasion by the United States and / or other countries with the conniving and support of the World's Exceptional and Indispensable Nation very soon, probably while Barack Obama will still be President. There is a document circulating that was purportedly published by the United States Southern Military Command that maps out a twelve point strategy to overthrow the government of Venezuela. The New York Times poo- poos the report, stating that it's impossible that the United States military would be planning an invasion of Venezuela. (I suppose it would be absurd - after all for the United States to invade a small weaker nation would be so out of character😇😇😇) .
We do have two declarations that Venezuela poses a threat to our country signed by President Obama and
issued by the White House.

It's known that Senator John F. Kennedy was briefed on the plans to invade Cuba as a Presidential candidate, and that Richard Nixon carried on as supervisor of the Bay of Pigs invasion after Kennedy was sworn into the presidency. I wouldn't doubt that both Clinton and Trump are in the loop and sworn to secrecy.

Venezuela has many problems and they can seem to be daunting.  The opposition and the world capitalist media have every reason to exaggerate the food and medical crisis in Venezuela, which I'd be the first to say is very serious. The government and its supporters have every reason to minimize the crisis. Simply put an eventual open US or US backed invasion would come under the pretext of a humanitarian aid mission. There's no reason to doubt that US special forces are on the ground in Venezuela and that they'd be involved in"neutralizing" "fanatical" and armed government supporting militia and collectives, as is called for in the document. There are reports of assassinations of pro government activists in Venezuela.

Again, The New York Times asserts that this document is false. Given past US practice I find it incredibly naive to think that the United States would not, at the very least, have contingency plans regarding a military intervention in Venezuela.

Operation “Venezuela Freedom”, American Strategy to Overthrow the Maduro Government

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GR Editor’s Note
Please note that the authenticity of the alleged “Venezuela Freedom” document by US Southern Command has not been verified. Quoted by the NYT, “The document, titled “Venezuela Freedom-2 Operation,” is bogus, as said Col. Lisa Garcia, a spokeswoman for the United States Southern Command.” 
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Recently a document from the American South Command was released in which 12 steps for destabilising and bringing about an abrupt end to Nicolas Maduro’s government are laid out: steps which are being carried out now and were begun some time ago.
The report “Venezuela Freedom 2 – Operation”, which was reproduced in several publications is signed by admiral and current chief of the American South Command, Kurt Tidd.
In the text of the report it is proposed that, using violent means, conditions are created which lead to an eventual change in government – replacing Maduro’s executive with an interim government consisting of a coalition of opposition party and union leaders as well as the obligatory NGOs.
The report which was made public by Venezuelan organisation Misión Verdad (”Mission Truth”) sets out 12 steps which Special Forces would take together with the anti-government opposition centred on the Assembly of Democratic Unity (MUD) to overthrow Maduro.
It is worth remembering that the Pentagon’s strategic programme divides the geostrategic world map into 10 zones and the US has a military command to monitor and control each of these areas. As part of this overall strategy South Command is assigned control over Latin America and the Caribbean.
The report also makes reference to the fall in international oil prices which it insists will force Maduro’s government to put social (welfare) programmes on hold.
Journalist and political analystCarlos Aznarez expressed his opinion that ”the document which has just been leaked is seemingly the second part of a similar one which the previous chief of the South Command John Kelly released.”
He went on to point out :
”It is clear in this document that part of what is being said there was began some time ago and is being carried out now in the form of a strategy centred on bullying and attempting to overthrow Maduro’s government. If you look at the four fundamental points it would appear these are  the use of a strategy to justify the development of a hostile policy on the part of the opposition; international isolation; discrediting as ‘undemocratic’ the Venezuelan government; and the creation of a climate favourable to the application of the Democratic Charter of the Organisation of American States (OAS). This is already taking place and everything points, at least as far as the document is concerned, towards a violent end.”
Aznarez stressed that
”violence is regarded as the most likely way of settling the issue. Although the opposition is considering the possibility of a recall referendum and, moreover, of driving the application of the Democratic Charter of the Organisation of American States (OAS) – which it will be unable to do because the conditions do not exist for this – street clashes and organised blockades like the ones which sprang up two years ago and led to 43 deaths, are currently taking place. For this reason, it is very important to heed what President Maduro is suggesting : the need for solidarity among Venezuelans and the constant rallying of citizens to make it clear to the opposition that the people are not ready to give in.”
”In the South Command document an interim government made up of leaders from the opposition, a few union leaders and the famous NGOs which are always prevalent in these places is mentioned. They are preparing the stage for an outcome using the same thinking as that used in 2002 when they carried out a coup d’etat against Chávez” concluded Aznarez.
Included among the points of this first phase
‘‘[they would] expose for all to see the authoritarian nature of Maduro’s government, encourage their international isolation, tar the government as ‘undemocratic’, create a climate favourable to the application of the Democratic Charter of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and place on the agenda the humanitarian crisis as a pretext for multilateral organisations including the UN to intervene.”
Admiral Kelly asserts
”our timely intervention has allowed for the way to be paved for a swift removal of the regime. Whilst a peaceful, legal and electoral solution is being held up as the way forward there is a growing conviction that there is a need to exert pressure through the use of street protests and to seek to limit and halt sizeable military contingents which will see themselves forcibly given over to maintaining domestic law and order and ensuring the government’s safety: a situation which will be untenable in so far as multiple conflicts and tensions of every kind are being sparked. As part and parcel of this view he is proposing that the recommendations for the second phase of Operation Venezuela Freedom 2 as a whole be reviewed.”
Enlarging upon phase 2 the text proposes ”a set of recommendations which allow for the effective planning of our intervention in Venezuela.” Such recommendations would entail:
  • creating a precarious climate which may combine civil unrest with the carefully measured use of armed violence
  • using, with the focus on a strategy of ‘siege and suffocate,’ the National Assembly,Venezuala’s parliament, as a way of stifling the government’s ability to govern ; and to hold events and demonstrations, arrest governors, deny credit and repeal
  • insisting, on the domestic political front, upon the interim government and on measures to be taken after the fall of the regime including the formation of an emergency cabinet where the business sector, church hierarchy, unions, NGOs and univerisities are included.
  • To arrive at this final phase it is proposed that a short term action plan be vigourously pursued (6 months, with the close of phase 2 towards July-August of 2016) and to apply pressure to smother and paralyse the government, preventing Chavist forces from reforming/regrouping.
  • maintaining the offensive campaign on the propaganda front, creating a climate of distrust, inciting fear and bringing about an ‘ungovernable’ situation.
  • exploiting, in particular, issues such as the shortage of water, food and electricity.
  • ”setting the mould” by suggesting that Venezuela is entering a stage of humanitarian crisis as a result of the shortage in food, water and medicine. It is necessary to continue to manipulate the situation to give the message that Venezuela is ”close to collapse/imploding” asking the international community to intervene with humanitarian aid in order to maintain peace and save lives.
  • insisting on the application of the Democratic Charter as agreed with Luis Almagro Lemes (the general secretary of the OAS) and the ex presidents (headed by ex secretary of the OAS, César Gaviria Trujillo). Here, coordination between organisations of the Intelligence Community (IC) and other agencies such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private communications corporations such as the SIP and various private media agencies (TV, Press, Social media, radio ‘circuits’) is important.
  • The efforts we have been making so far as linking Maduro’s government to  corruption and money laundering must be continued. As far as this is concerned media campaigns must be devised, with witnesses – who are helping to enforce the decree of the 9th of March, 2015 – protected
  • In another area, we must be alive to the reality of the military dimension, even if the campaign  we are driving to gain followers and deter opposition to our aims in institutions has been successful  to date. For this reason, it is vital to continue with the job of weakening Venezuala’s leadership and destroying its ability to govern.
  • As regards the use the government will make of the so-called militias and armed groups a similar reading is necessary. The presence of these fanatical fighters in those towns given priority in the plan is becoming an obstacle for the mobilisation of allied forces and opposition groups on the streets; and an encumbrance to the effective control of strategic military installations. Hence, the request for the neutralisation of these militia in this decisive phase.
  • The military training and preparations in recent months with the Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) in the Palmerola base in Comayagua, Honduras and the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) allow for the positioning of ‘rapid response’ contingents along a geostrategic arc dotted with ‘control and monitoring’ military bases in the Caribbean islands of Aruba (Reina Beatriz) and Curazao (Hato Rey), Arauca, Larandia, Tres Esquinas, Puerto Leguízamo, Florencia and Leticia in Colombia : constituting as a whole a Forward Operating Base (FOB with range over the central region of Venezuela where political-military might is concentrated). (PL) 
(Translated by Nigel Conibear – DipTrans IoLET ACIL –

Published On: Tue, Apr 19th, 2016

Opinion: U.S. Confirms In A Document That Curaçao Will Be Used In A Possible Military Intervention Against Venezuela

MonkU.S. Southern Command, confirms that what is happening in Venezuela is directed and coordinated from Washington. In a document called Venezuela Freedom – 2 Operation –Phase preceding – South Command reveals its strategy and its connection with the Venezuelan extreme right the “MUD”.
In this document the Southern Command makes a series of 12 recommendations and it exposes a mechanism to use parliament as a weapon to boycott Maduro’s government; continue to create food shortages and basic products (economic pressure); use psychological pressure, financially and legally; use international support and execute violence in a selective way. Southern Command indicate that in July or August 2016 they can stage a coup against Maduro.
What is more worrying is the fact that in there recommendation number 12 they mention the possible use of military intervention and they military bases in Aruba and Curaçao will be used for any possible attacks.
unnamed1This document is the imperial script to oust a legitimate government; it’s a plan to stage a coup; it’s a war plan and it connects us as a possible accomplice in an attack against the Bolivarian nation and Hugo Chavez.
It’s almost comical to think that the Dutch government does not know about these plans. This means that our people will be involved in a bloody war with Holland as accomplice. Our people will be used against it’s Latin American brothers.
Our people need to protest and demand from the government Whitemann to stop this madness. We have to get up and demand not to be involved in a possible war against Venezuela. They can’t use our territory that belongs to our people to start a war against our neighbor. The damage to our people is irreparable.
This is not possible!
By Carlos Monk
Former Minister of Government Services