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How The Guardian Agitates For 'Regime Change'

https://twitter.com/medialens/status/1096337998621429761

 

WWWTT

Hey NDPP. It should be a rule on babble that when someone posts a link from a branch of the icm, they should add some kind of disclaimer or note. I sometimes (probably lots of times) am guilty of not doing so when posting links. But will be more conscientious of it moving forward. One of the reasons why I support rabble/babble is to get away from the icm for fucks sakes! A little something dies in me when I see poster here use icm links with no disclaimers. 

NDPP

'Such a Vulgar Lie': Human Rights Watch on Venezuelan Aid

https://twitter.com/rosendo_joe/status/1096228478251343873

 

The Heavy Metal 'Emergency Aid' Arrives

https://twitter.com/MoonofA/status/1096851695999639553

"US Air Force C-17 arrives at Colombia border with Venezuela...It's the first time US military aircraft being used to deliver aid for Venezuela."

NDPP

Venezuela's FM Jorge Arreaza on the US-Led [Canada Planned] Coup Attempt (and vid)

https://twitter.com/GrayzoneProject/status/1096813534598627333

"Times changed and their plan failed."

 

Does Recognition of Parallel Govt in Venezuela Violate International Law? (and vid)

https://twitter.com/TheRealNews/status/1096922173279596544

"A recent study initiated by Andrej Hunko of Die Linke found that recognition of Juan Guaido as 'interim president' probably represents an illegal interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela..."

NDPP

Toronto Star Columnist Linda McQaig Soft-Pedals Canada's Threats Against Venezuela

http://rogerannis.com/canada-newsroll/

"Linda McQuaig is a soft-left, weekly columnist in Canada's largest circulation newspaper the Toronto Star. She was a candidate of the NDP  in the federal election of Oct. 2015. Her column on February 14, 2019 analyzes Canada's threats and interventions against Venezuela. It entirely muddies the waters. For her, Canada is a pliant player in a strictly US enterprise to overthrow the Venezuelan government. 'Canada has called for a peaceful transition,' she writes..."

josh

I read the column and it does nothing of the sort. It’s spot on.  It’s just a tragedy that she didn’t win in her race against Freeland.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Hey NDPP. It should be a rule on babble that when someone posts a link from a branch of the icm, they should add some kind of disclaimer or note.

"icm" isn't a thing.  You tried, it didn't work.

NDPP

Podur: Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing the Theft of Venezuela's Economy

https://podur.org/2019/02/17/inside-the-neoliberal-laboratory-preparing-...

"Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air..."

 

JKR

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Hey NDPP. It should be a rule on babble that when someone posts a link from a branch of the icm, they should add some kind of disclaimer or note.

"icm" isn't a thing.  You tried, it didn't work.

The International College of Manitoba is a thing.

https://www.icmanitoba.ca

However I'm not sure why people should have to provide a disclaimer when using a link from their website?!?!?

This may be a case Manitobaphobia!

NDPP

"The US effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is also designed to foment regime change - which is why many humanitarian groups want nothing to do with it..."

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1096960424141045760

Paladin1

NDPP wrote:

"The US effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is also designed to foment regime change - which is why many humanitarian groups want nothing to do with it..."

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1096960424141045760

 

Better to starve I say.

NDPP

Venezuela Kicks Out 'Interventionist' Team of European MPs Coming To Meet With Guaido

https://on.rt.com/9oja

"A six member delegation that sought to meet with self-proclaimed Venezuelan 'interim president' Juan Guaido is being expelled from Venezuela after being accused by Caracas of coming with 'conspiratorial purposes.'

Like Canada, imperial errand-boys doing dirty business for Uncle Sam.

Sean in Ottawa

Today Trump is ramping up threats to Venezuala.

This solves two problem s for Trump:

1) makes his border crisis real -- will create large number of refugees flowing north.

2) is a distraction

Canada looks like it may back this since Canada recognized the opposition. The is awful and Canada will have blood on its hands.

josh

Paladin1 wrote:

NDPP wrote:

"The US effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is also designed to foment regime change - which is why many humanitarian groups want nothing to do with it..."

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1096960424141045760

 

Better to starve I say.

All they have to do is deliver it to the rightful government in Caracas if they’re truly concerned about the people in question, and not holding them hostage to an outside political agenda.

WWWTT

NDPP wrote:

"The US effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is also designed to foment regime change - which is why many humanitarian groups want nothing to do with it..."

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1096960424141045760

Probably a front to bring military financial and logistical supports for those in Venezuela to fight Maduro. 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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All they have to do is deliver it to the rightful government in Caracas if they’re truly concerned about the people in question, and not holding them hostage to an outside political agenda.

Maduro -- on behalf of the people -- doesn't want it.

Is he personally not hungry?  Or is his refusal also part of a political agenda?

WWWTT

Hi Mr Magoo

Same question could be asked from Bush. Disaster was an act of nature, not man made like this one. 

https://www.mintpressnews.com/bush-reject-aid-offers-cuba-hurricane-katrina/231566/

 

josh

Don’t know. Nor do I know the extent of the hunger problem.  What I do know is that the U.S. and company are using the aid as a pretext for overthrowing the government.  As they readily admit.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/world/americas/venezuela-guaido-maduro-trump.html

Sean in Ottawa

If the US were sincere about the aid to the people they would give it to the current government of Venezuala. We all know that this is not about anything humanitarian.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

If any thread title needs to be changed, it's been this one-while I realize this wasn't likely NR's intent, the title makes it sound as though the point of the thread was to gloat about life getting harder in the Bolivarian Republic.

WWWTT

You got a point Ken! Bring it up to MegB. 

NDPP

Trump Administration Threatens Families of Venezuelan Military

https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1097670790399504384

"Today, President Trump presented Venezuela's military officers with a choice..."

NDPP

Excellent and important interview with Venezuela's foreign Minister. MUST WATCH

Anya Parampil's full interview with Venezuela FM Jorge Arreaza, who explains why he thinks Trump's coup failed and how he is forming a new Non-Aligned Movement at the UN to defend nations against US regime change plans...

https://twitter.com/GrayzoneProject/status/1097656146150723585

The most important take-away is how too many Canadians continue to support the outrageous and very much US influenced foreign policies of their government and how these retrograde and reactionary policies are in turn supported even by so-called 'opposition' parties like the NDP. At a certain point the excuse of ignorance must be discarded and replaced by the reality of active complicity.

Sean in Ottawa

NDPP wrote:

Trump Administration Threatens Families of Venezuelan Military

https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1097670790399504384

"Today, President Trump presented Venezuela's military officers with a choice..."

It is a bit of a dog whistle here. Trump can say that he did not threaten them with US action so much as the effect of their support in terms of the decline of the economic situation.

On its own the statement is not that bad but coupled with threats of US action it takes on the meaning you express.

NDPP

Trump Likes 'Beautiful' Border Walls - Venezuela Should Build Him One

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/02/trump-likes-beautiful-border-walls...

"On Saturday, Feb 23 a breach of the Venezuelan border will be attempted  when the US proxy crowd will try to cross the border with unneeded 'aid' - some sniper shooting is likely to happen while dozens of cameras roll. Any casualties will be blamed on the Venezuelan military..."

a la Maidan Square.

NDPP

'This is a Very Dangerous Situation - They Want to Create a Crisis at the Border' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/ArielElyseGold/status/1098651108254384128

BREAKING: CODE PINK just took over a press conference (we weren't quite invited) by the Venezuelan opposition. Listen to what Medea Benjamin had to say..."

Bravo Code Pink!

NDPP

NO WAR ON VENEZUELA! HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

https://www.nowaronvenezuela.org/23feb/

Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am - Toronto Rally Outside CBC - 250 Front St. West

March to Bay St/ Financial District

The participants and organizations of the Feb 23 'No War on Venezuela' rally in Toronto demand that the federal government immediately recognize the democratically elected president of Venezuela, lift the sanctions and stop laying the groundwork for military intervention. CBC: Stop the Lies! Bay Street: Not your gold, not your Oil, hands off Venezuela's soil!

Check URL for events/activities in  your city/town.

NDPP

Financial Blockade: Chronology of a Strategy to Destroy Venezuela

https://t.co/260ytcXc4b

"Sanctions against Venezuela are a real and palpable mechanism to destroy the State, its identity and with it, Venezuelan society."

 

Red Cross Deems US Aid to Venezuela 'Political'

https://youtu.be/yOINoz7HxQg

"Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is reluctant to accept aid from the US. Author and professor of international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh, Dan Kovalik, joins RT America's Manila Chan..."

NDPP

Meet Juan Guaido's First Ambassador

https://twitter.com/MintPressNews/status/1098717753899397120

"Maria Faria, daughter of a would-be Chavez assassin, illegally barged into Venezuela's embassy in Costa Rica and declared herself ambassador..."

Canada supports.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..if you watch the video you can see guaidó’s envoy was helpless against code pink who in turn were awesome.

This Is Not Humanitarian Aid: A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams U.S. Plan to Push Regime Change

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Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of the peace group CodePink, disrupted an event there, where Guaidó’s envoy to the United States spoke.

CARLOS VECCHIO: So, Gustavo.

MEDEA BENJAMIN: Excuse me. Just as you are trying to take over the Venezuelan government, I want to say these people are a fraud. They don’t represent the Venezuelan people. They are representing the U.S.-orchestrated coup. This is a very dangerous situation. They want to create a crisis at the border that would be a justification for U.S. intervention. This has nothing to do with a humanitarian situation. Indeed, for a humanitarian situation, the U.S. would lift the economic sanctions that have exacerbated the crisis. The issue at the border now is something that is politicizing humanitarian aid. That is why the Red Cross, the United Nations and all the legitimate humanitarian groups have insisted that they will not touch this aid.

What we need now is negotiations. These people here want to take Venezuela to a path of civil war and U.S. intervention. What the Venezuelan people need is negotiations mediated by Mexico—I’m almost finished—mediated by Mexico, by the Uruguayans and by the Vatican. So, let’s say that if you indeed care about the people of Venezuela, you will be calling for negotiations. You will not recognize these people who are willing pawns in a Trump-orchestrated coup d’état. Thank you for listening to the voice of reason.

NDPP

Various and conflicting reports of shooting on Venezuelan border. Be careful what you accept as 'true' as provocations likely and US regime-change operation is still ongoing...

"This is now playing out in real time. US forces are ready for a regime change operation in Venezuela. Next 24 hours will be decisive."

https://twitter.com/evagolinger/status/1098994985804926976

NDPP

Venezuelan FM Holds Presser After UN Meeting (and vid)

https://twitter.com/PressTV/status/1099078260246245378

Requests international media not lend themselves to US war propaganda tactics.

WWWTT

NDPP wrote:

NO WAR ON VENEZUELA! HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

https://www.nowaronvenezuela.org/23feb/

Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am - Toronto Rally Outside CBC - 250 Front St. West

March to Bay St/ Financial District

The participants and organizations of the Feb 23 'No War on Venezuela' rally in Toronto demand that the federal government immediately recognize the democratically elected president of Venezuela, lift the sanctions and stop laying the groundwork for military intervention. CBC: Stop the Lies! Bay Street: Not your gold, not your Oil, hands off Venezuela's soil!

Check URL for events/activities in  your city/town.

Thanks brother NDPP! Looks like the weather will be a little more mild to help a good crowd turns out

NDPP

Hope so!

'People Who Hate Maduro Often Need Humanitarian Aid The Least' - Max Blumenthal

https://on.rt.com/9oxi

"The narrative about 'dictator' Maduro starving his own people aims to split a polarized Venezuela where the poor still support the government, while those backing the opposition are cashing in on the crisis, Max Blumenthal told RT.

'The owners of the largest food companies are making a killing off this economy. And US sanctions are actually allowing them to hoard goods and to make 'maximum profits', the independent journalist said..."

 

Domino Effect: Pompeo Vows US Will Help Uproot 'Authoritarianism' in Nicaragua & Cuba

https://on.rt.com/9oxx

"The US will help the people of Nicaragua and Cuba to resist 'non-democratic regimes' in their countries, Mike Pompeo has said. His comments come as Washington steps up calls for a new government in Venezuela..."

NDPP

"This is a must-watch interview by journalist Abby Martin with UN Special Rapporteur Alfred DeZayas who rejects media assertions about a 'humanitarian crisis' in Venezuela."

https://twitter.com/DerbyChrisW/status/1099198860352729090

Notice this is from the twitter feed of a UK Labour MP. Unlike the collaborationist Blairite NDP, some 'left' representatives haven't surrendered and sold out their principles yet. But I guess as long as Canucklehead dupes continue to avert their eyes from shameful NDP treachery on Libya, Palestine, Venezuela etc and keep voting for them, nothing is likely to change. On the positive side they continue to sink like a stone in the polls.

cco

I note that the CBC has given up on the "interim president" thing and is back to referring to Guaido as an "opposition leader".

NDPP

Washington's 'Aid' Provocations Reportedly Claim First Victims in Venezuela

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/23/vene-f23.html

"...Friday's clash in southeastern Venezuela could be a small sample of bloody confrontations on either or both borders on Saturday that spark a civil war in the country, a military intervention by Venezuela's US-allied neighbors, by the US itself, or a combination of all three. US imperialism has created an explosive crisis that has brought the entire region to the brink of contagion. Guaido has said he plans to mobilize a 'humanitarian avalanche' at the borders..."

josh

Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with Colombia as Maduro government so far appears to have the upper hand on the border.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-23/venezuela-opposition-to-defy-maduro-with-aid-marches-to-homeland?srnd=premium

NDPP

Tensions Flare at Venezuela-Colombia Border Amid Aid Row (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/9oyf

"Caracas says Washington is using its protege in a bid to topple the legitimate government of the country, and take control of its natural resources - a sentiment which apparently was confirmed by US National Security Advisor John Bolton in an interview."

 

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo's Gains

https://fair.org/home/us-media-erase-years-of-chavismos-gains/

"Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of Hugo Chavez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the UN, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the country's story has been almost entirely written out of the media coverage of the effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government by the US, Canada and their right-wing partners in Venezuela and the region..."

NDPP

"The International Red Cross condemns yet another deception by the Venezuelan opposition."

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1099416812146561024

NDPP

"...Venezuela, under Nicolas Maduro's rule, has descended into dictatorship."

https://twitter.com/CanadaFP/status/1099470632633409537

 

'All Options Open'? Venezuela's Guaido Set To Meet Pence, 'Formally' Requests Aid to Topple Maduro (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/9oza

"Following the chaotic and failed attempt by the opposition to forcefully bring convoys of USAID supplies into Venezuela, US-backed 'interim president' Guaido vowed to attend the Lima Group Summit in Bogota, apparently to discuss a course of further action with the countries that have supported his claims to power..."

 

Burning Aid: An Interventionist Deception on Colombia-Venezuela Bridge (and vid)

https://grayzoneproject.com/2019/02/24/burning-aid-colombia-venezuela-br...

Sen Marco Rubio and coup leaders claim the Venezuelan National Guard burned US aid trucks on the bridge in Colombia. But all available evidence points in the opposite direction..."

NDPP

"After discussions tonight with several regional leaders it is now clear that the grave crimes committed today by the Maduro regime have opened the door to various potential multilateral actions not on the table just 24 hours ago."

https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1099500136068202496

 

Important letter written by former UN Rapporteur. Alfred de Zayas calls on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to launch mediation efforts to prevent a violent outcome in Venezuela. He provides evidence of how cooperative the Venezuelan government has been."

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/1099412314858622976

 

"A video I made for the concert on the Venezuelan side of the border..."

https://twitter.com/rogerwaters/status/1099492281755807744

NDPP

Venezuela - There Was A Riot At The Border But What Did The 'Aid' Stunt Achieve?

https://t.co/9EnVVJh08w

"...The 'aid' nonsense did not help brush up Guaido's legitimacy. Defying a court order, Guaido left Venezuela and entered Colombia. If he ever goes back he will have to go to jail. The large mobilization inside and outside of Venezuela he promised, completely failed to appear. The melee at the border crossing only showed that his followers are a gang of brutal thugs.

Guaido also lost his original legal position. He claimed his presidency on January 23 under this paragraph of article 233 of the Venezuelan constitution...That the 'elected President becomes permanently unavailable' was never the case to begin with. But if article 233 would apply, Guaido would have had 30 days to hold new elections. The 30 days are over and Guaido did not even call for elections to be held. He thereby defied the exact same paragraph of the constitution that his (false) claim to the presidency is based on.

All the above will not change the US urge to 'regime change' Venezuela. But it will certainly lower Guaido's support within the country as well as his internal standing. It demonstrated amply that he is nothing but an empty suit. US Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Colombia tomorrow to tell Guaido how to proceed. The focus will most likely be on how to start a sabotage campaign and a low level guerrilla war within Venezuela..."

 

John Pilger: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

https://twitter.com/MintPressNews/status/1099691671317610496

"Should Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th over throw of a sovereign government by the US, most of them democracies..."

NDPP

Live UPDATES: Situation in Venezuela

https://sptnkne.ws/kNcF

Telesur

https://twitter.com/telesurenglish

Venezuelanalysis

https://twitter.com/venanalysis

NDPP

TRNN: Lima Group Members Invoke Human Rights While Trampling on Them (and vid)

https://therealnews.com/stories/lima-group-members-invoke-human-rights-w...

"Venezuelan human rights activist Antonio Gonzalez Plessman discusses the human rights in Venezuela and other Latin American states."

Paladin1

Training video released by Venezuelan military. Some suggest it was in order to intimidate the US military.

Warning-military training scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHDcMojSgs

 

 

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Dimitri Lascaris has an interview from Caracas with a speaker for a network of communes. And by the way, the people passing by in the background definitely do not look as if they are enduring life in hell.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I thought the sanctions were slowly choking the life out of the people.

iyraste1313

Bernie Sanders @SenSanders - 18:47 utc - 23 Feb 2019 
The people of Venezuela are enduring a serious humanitarian crisis. The Maduro government must put the needs of its people first, allow humanitarian aid into the country, and refrain from violence against protesters.

This response to the fake socialist is warranted:

Roger Waters @rogerwaters - 22:27 utc - 23 Feb 2019
Replying to @SenSanders
Bernie, are you f-ing kidding me! if you buy the Trump, Bolton, Abrams, Rubio line, “humanitarian intervention” and collude in the destruction of Venezuela, you cannot be credible candidate for President of the USA. Or, maybe you can, maybe you’re the perfect stooge for the 1 %....Monn of Alabam

iyraste1313

In a series of tweets posted in her twitter account a few hours agoMaria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the US government is moving special forces to the borders of Venezuela along with military equipment.

She also alerted that the same US government (and US companies) with the help of some NATO allies is seeking to buy arms and ammunition in east European countries to arm the Venezuelan opposition....Orinoco Tribune

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