…by Jonas E. Alexis
If you don’t believe that Trump is part of the Deep State, then just take a look at what’s going on in Venezuela. The man who unequivocally swore that he would put an intermission to perpetual wars or nation building or even US influence in other countries is now carrying the Neocon flag virtually everywhere.
Why are the United States and other countries supporting Juan Guaido in Venezuela? Well, Guaido is not only a puppet of the United States, but he is also a puppet of the oligarchs, the very people who have historically destroyed one country after another through capitalism and “free trade.”
The United States has already put its stamp of approval on Guaido. We are simply repeating history here. Remember why the Anglo-American establishment overthrew a democratically elected president in Iran by the name of Muhammad Mossadegh?
The British newspaper, The Independent, has recently reported: “Venezuela’s government-in-waiting will allow foreign private oil companies a greater stake in joint ventures with its state-owned oil giant, Juan Guaido’s envoy to the US has said.” Guaido’s representative, Carlos Vecchio, has said: “The majority of the oil production that we want to increase will be with the private sector.”
Who are the people that make up this “private sector,” Mr. Vecchio? And when was the last that this “private sector” really helped the poor and needy? Remember how this “private sector” literally destroyed the economy in Russia? If people want a true history of how these people destroyed one country after another, then I would highly recommend Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
This “private sector” stuff is just another phraseology for disaster. You can safely say that it is another word for the oligarchs, the very people who don’t give a damn about the average person or national economy but who want to pursue their wicked activity via “free trade” and capitalism. The US in particular has used these vehicles to destroy economic and social developments in countries like Guatemala. Now the United States is fixed on Venezuela. Russia, however, has said very clearly that this is “destructive meddling.”
Russia is spot on here. It has been recently reported that the US has been smuggling in weapons to Venezuela presumably in order to support the opposition. Trump preposterously declared: “We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom.”
Who is this man fooling this time? We just had a prolonged conflict in Syria, and now Trump is invoking a “noble quest for freedom” to perpetuate a diabolical ideology, as if people are simply dumb. Well, it’s not going to work for us, Mr. Trump. We are not all blind and zombies. The moral and political order will win, whether you like it or not.
-  Doug Stanglin, “U.S. recognizes Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido as president; Russia backs Maduro,” USA Today, January 23, 2019.
-  See Stephen Kinzer, All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003 & 2008); Christopher de Bellaigue, Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup (New York: HarperCollins, 2013); Ervand Abrahamian, The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations (New York: The New Press, 2015).
-  Tom Embury-Dennis, “Venezuela: Juan Guaido will open up oil deals to foreign private companies, opposition leader’s US envoy says,” Independent, February 5, 2019.
-  Ibid.
-  Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (New York: Picador, 2007).
-  For a seminal study on this, see E. Michael Jones, Barren Metal: A History of Capitalism as the Conflict Between Labor and Usury (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2014).
-  Stephen C.. Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer, Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (New York: Anchor Books, 1990); Piero Gleijeses, Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992); Richard H. Immerman, The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007); Nick Cullather, Secret History: The CIA’s Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala 1952-1954 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006); Kate Doyle and Peter Kornbluh, eds., “CIA and Assassinations: The Guatemala 1954 Documents,” The National Security Archive, https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB4/index.html.
-  “Venezuela seizes ‘US weapons shipment’ as Trump vows to support ‘noble quest for freedom,’” Russia Today, February 9, 2019.
-  Ibid.