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Maduro vs Guaido.

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    I can't find any information on how Guaido says he will help Venezuela. Anybody have information?
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: I can't find any information on how Guaido says he will help Venezuela. Anybody have information?

    No, neither has this government. It is just like here, lots of promises, which are not kept or turn out to be just the opposite.

    I guess there is also no "book" with a title: How to cleanup an country after an dictator. Such "book" will also be needed here after Trump.

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    Chet:

    "Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread, and that is EXACTLY what we just did in Valenzuela.

    Today's Al Jazeera had a very lengthy article about the topic, but here are a few highlights:

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments.

    In fact, until last week, fewer than 20 percent of Venezuelans even knew who Guaido was ...

    US President Donald Trump's support for regime change is unsurprising - his thin commitment to isolationism notwithstanding. But his decision to name Elliott Abrams, whose bloody fingerprints are all over Nicaragua's Contras and other Central American war criminals, as special envoy to Venezuela was even more extreme than many expected.

    "A US-backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump's efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence ...

    Meanwhile, if there were any question about the role of oil in this equation, Marco Rubio has tweetedabout how US oil jobs demand that the coup succeed, and Guaido is threatening to name a parallel board to Venezuelan-owned (but US-based) oil company Citgo.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/venezuela-slow-coup-continues-190129055253356.html

    If you have trouble "connecting the dots", consider the fact that Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the entire world:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=which+countries+have+the+largest+oil+reserves&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS822US822&oq=which+countries+have+the+lar&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.10591j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on

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    Chet:

    "Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread, and that is EXACTLY what we just did in Valenzuela.

    Today's Al Jazeera had a very lengthy article about the topic, but here are a few highlights:

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments.

    In fact, until last week, fewer than 20 percent of Venezuelans even knew who Guaido was ...

    US President Donald Trump's support for regime change is unsurprising - his thin commitment to isolationism notwithstanding. But his decision to name Elliott Abrams, whose bloody fingerprints are all over Nicaragua's Contras and other Central American war criminals, as special envoy to Venezuela was even more extreme than many expected.

    "A US-backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump's efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence ...

    Meanwhile, if there were any question about the role of oil in this equation, Marco Rubio has tweeted about how US oil jobs demand that the coup succeed, and Guaido is threatening to name a parallel board to Venezuelan-owned (but US-based) oil company Citgo.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/venezuela-slow-coup-continues-190129055253356.html

    If you have trouble "connecting the dots", consider the fact that Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the entire world:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=which+countries+have+the+largest+oil+reserves&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS822US822&oq=which+countries+have+the+lar&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.10591j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on

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    Arizona, guess what? who do you think wants control of those reserves? It is Putin! He's got already some leverage in western Europe with the Russian pipeline selling oil to those countries. Now he wants control of this oil and resources. I bet he gets it. The US can forget again an piece of the world which they thought they controlled it. The real puzzle is taking shape; an huge block consisting of Russia, China, Iran, N.Korea, is taking shape. The US "island" will be more and more isolated from the world, since also Europe has gotten the picture that the US no longer can be trusted.
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Chet:

    "Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread, and that is EXACTLY what we just did in Valenzuela.

    Today's Al Jazeera had a very lengthy article about the topic, but here are a few highlights:

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments.

    In fact, until last week, fewer than 20 percent of Venezuelans even knew who Guaido was ...

    US President Donald Trump's support for regime change is unsurprising - his thin commitment to isolationism notwithstanding. But his decision to name Elliott Abrams, whose bloody fingerprints are all over Nicaragua's Contras and other Central American war criminals, as special envoy to Venezuela was even more extreme than many expected.

    "A US-backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump's efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence ...

    Meanwhile, if there were any question about the role of oil in this equation, Marco Rubio has tweeted about how US oil jobs demand that the coup succeed, and Guaido is threatening to name a parallel board to Venezuelan-owned (but US-based) oil company Citgo.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/venezuela-slow-coup-continues-190129055253356.html

    If you have trouble "connecting the dots", consider the fact that Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the entire world:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=which+countries+have+the+largest+oil+reserves&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS822US822&oq=which+countries+have+the+lar&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.10591j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on

    Thanks. I was wondering why I couldn't find any promises of substance about what Guaido would do.
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    This article popped up on Roots Action yesterday. Since I was unable to post the link, I copied the pertinent parts of the article:

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    On the evening of January 22, 2019, following years of damaging U.S. sanctions against Venezuela, which followed an unsuccessful 2002 U.S.-supported coup attempt, Vice President Pence reportedly called Juan Guaidó and told him that the United States would support him if he were to seize power in Venezuela.

    The next day, January 23, Guaidó attempted to do so. That same day, President Trump issued a statement recognizing Guaidó as the President of Venezuela, despite the fact that Venezuela had an elected president and that Guaidó had no legitimate claim to the presidency.

    On January 24, 2019, the Trump-Pence administration attempted unsuccessfully to persuade the Organization of American States to recognize Guaidó as president.

    And top Trump administration officials have threatened military action against Venezuela.

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    If they want a war with Russia (in Venezuela) be my guest; guess who will win; the Russians are in charge there right now; not Trump.
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    This morning, the EU parliament voted 429 to 104 to recognize Guaido as interim leader until until there were "new free, transparent and credible presidential elections".

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/eu-parliament-recognises-venezuela-guaido-interim-president-190131141421788.html

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    The bumbler-in-chief has now managed to irritate his buddy Putin, who has vowed to support his South American "strategic partner" and warned of the "catastrophic" consequences if the United States were to send military assistance to opposition leader Juan Guaido.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/russia-stands-lose-venezuela-190126142523335.html

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: I can't find any information on how Guaido says he will help Venezuela. Anybody have information?

    I was looking for "Venezuela" in the title so I almost missed this thread. Others have commented, but I'll add mine. I oppose any efforts by the United States at regime change anywhere in the world using military or economic sanctions. Especially in Latin America, America's interference in the elections have not brought stability to the countries. Rather they have just shifted the corruption and incompetence to another party.

    I do not support Maduro in any way, but I oppose efforts by the United States for regime change in the country. If the people rise up against Maduro and force change, that may be good, but often regime change does not change all the underlying factors of why the country is in such a sorry state. If the U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó is seen as another "American crony" then everything that goes wrong after he takes power will be blamed on the USA.

    Vice News is reporting that Maduaro is now closing the border to Brazil "to stop aid from reaching starving Venezuelans". It is a desperate move by Maduro that could ultimately turn the Venezuelan military against him.

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    Betsy DeVos's brother Erik Prince, is trying to put together a private army to send to Venezuela.

    Prince donated $100,000 to a political action committee that supported Trump’s election. His sister, Betsy DeVos, is the administration’s education secretary.

    Prince's role in Trump's campaign was highlighted in the report by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, released this month, on alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

    The report outlined how Prince financed an effort to authenticate purported Hillary Clinton emails and how in 2016 he met in the Seychelles islands, off east Africa, with a wealthy Russian financial official on behalf of Trump’s presidential transition team.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/blackwater-ceo-offered-send-mercenaries-venezuela-report-190430071721696.html

    During the Iraq war, the State Department awarded more than $1 billion to Prince's Blackwater firm AFTER one of the company’s top officials allegedly threatened a government investigator’s life.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/blackwater-state-department-contracts_n_5572355

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    Just to make things interesting, Adam Schiff just announced that he will make a criminal referral of Erik Prince for possible perjury, since he lied to the House Intelligence Panel about a 2017 meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian financier.

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    On the news Pompeo and Bolton wants to "invade" Venezuela ( Probably with the help of DeVos's brother) looks like an "great plan" ; at least then the attention is off Trump and Barr so then they can do whatever they like.

    Such seems always the case when Presidents are cornered.