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Canada's Shame...

"Watching events in Venezuela very closely..."

https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/1123219586642522112

bekayne

Didn't he do this before?

Red Winnipeg

Perhaps the 20-year descent into a carnival of utter failure by the current regime in Venezuela will end soon.

It's just too bad that Hugo Chavez isn't alive to see it.

Pondering

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/clashes-rock-venezuela-as-guaido-urges-opposition-uprising-1.4401099

A smaller group of masked youths stayed behind on the highway, lobbing rocks and Molotov cocktails toward the air base, and setting a government bus on fire. Amid the mayhem, an armoured utility vehicle drove at full speed into the crowd. Two demonstrators, their heads and legs bloodied, were rushed away on a motorcycle.

It's a miracle. I should think an armoured vehicle driving full speed into a crowd would cause more damage. 

NDPP

Clearly it's time to lock up the yanqui shake-and-bake prez Guido and fellow bay of piglets as a public safety hazard if nothing else.

josh
WWWTT

At this point it looks like this last ditch resorting to violence has failed. 

The ICM is in full swing with spreading lies and misrepresentation. 

On citytv news, they claim that most countries recognize the opposition leader as the president. With lots of news from Canada and US to support the lies. 

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Such f*cking bullshit. Makes me sick to see Canada cheerleading for neo-fascism in Central and South America.

NDPP

Maduro Congratulates Military For 'Defeating' Coup Attempt As Guaido Calls For More Protests (and vid)

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

"Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has congratulated the military for 'defeating' the plotters of a coup after a day of protests called for by opposition leader Juan Guaido. He pinned Tuesday's violence on the US, who the president believes masterminded the failed attempt to overthrow his government. Guaido called for more protests on Wednesday..."

 

Trump Admin Behave 'Like Thugs In A Barrio': Venezuelan FM (and vid)

https://twitter.com/GrayzoneProject/status/1123321039663108097

"During a recent visit to the UN, Venezuelan FM Jorge Arreaza responded to Washington's gangster diplomacy, likening the Trump foreign policy to 'thugs in a barrio."

NDPP

It Looks Like Another Failed US Coup in Venezuela

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/01/it-looks-like-another-failed-us-...

"The failure of the latest coup plotted so carefully in the war rooms of the White House, [PMO/FM] Pentagon and CIA was pre-ordained as soon as it became clear that Washington's chosen puppet Juan Gerardo Guaido Marquez was nothing more than a creation of theirs, meant to do the bidding of the plotters in DC. As in 2002, the US corporate media have soiled themselves trumpeting the popularity of a coup that is actually widely loathed by the Venezuelan people..."

May Day in Caracas, Venezuela (and vid)

https://twitter.com/vijayprashad/status/1123705024960499712

"This is for you Marco Rubio." [and Chrystia Freeland]

NDPP

Venezuela - Guaido Got Snookered - White House Starts Beating War Drums

https://t.co/wC5jY7rWPH

"After recognising that their original 'regime change' plan failed (again) the White House starts to beat the war drums..."

NDPP

Venezuela - Coup Failure Necessitates A New Policy

https://twitter.com/MoonofA/status/1124299622447493120

"Bolton the 'stache is pushing for war. The larger Latin America strategy behind the 'regime change' attempt in Venezuela necessitates an escalation..."

 

"Wow the only visible books are Hitler and Nietzshe"

https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin/status/1124185370935955458

NorthReport
NDPP

"All Eyes on DC, Which Is Turning Into A Proxy Mini-Battlefield For the Coup in Venezuela"

https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status/1124186598264922112

Alex Rubinstein Twitter for DC Embassy updates

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

NDPP wrote:

Venezuela's Guaido Launches Military Uprising to Oust Maduro

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezuela-guaido-final-phase-maduro-1.5116327

Canada does its bit for 'manifest destiny.'

Don't you have to HAVE a military to launch a military uprising?

NDPP

More from the Canadian Bullshit Corporation...

Trudeau Reaches Out to Cuba On Behalf of Lima Group To End Venezuela Crisis

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/miguel-trudeau-venezuela-maduro-1.5123100

"Trudeau's outreach to Cuba on behalf of the Lima Group marks a new development in Canada's ongoing efforts to find a solution to the crisis..."

I thought Freeland's ongoing regime-change collaborations with Bolton/Pompeo/Abrams/Guaido were designed to do that? Perhaps what Trudeau/CBC are really up to is a lame try to  spin odious Canadian toadyism into 'outreach to find a solution' after repeated failures of their puppet's coup attempts.

NorthReport
kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

This article sets out a good timeline of the latest failed coup attempt. I agree with its conclusion that no matter what Maduro may be doing wrong the people fear a US backed coup far more.

Meanwhile, across town, hundreds of thousands marched in support of Maduro.

“We are with Maduro—now more than ever,” said Carmen Mejía, an elderly hairdresser, as she marched the final stretch toward Miraflores. “We Venezuelans only have one president, and that’s Nicolás Maduro, and we need to support him.”

Many in the crowd said it was one of the largest and most vibrant demonstrations in support of the Maduro government, echoing marches from the era of his popular predecessor, Hugo Chávez. This point is key: If this march was any measure, the continuing push to overthrow Maduro has had the opposite effect, consolidating his base despite internal divisions and criticism of his government.

“Guaidó’s stupidity is Chavismo’s best ally, because it has unified people in support of Maduro,” said Gilberto Giménez, the president of the small, pro-Maduro Electoral People’s Movement party.

https://www.thenation.com/article/venezuela-coup-media-guaido/

WWWTT

Thanks for posting kropotkin. The large crowds supporting Maduro are not being reported the ICM, as expected. 

NDPP

'The Trump Administration is Tumbling into a Proxy Battle With Russia Over Venezuela'

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1125024835787268096

"Not exactly the headline one would expect to see if Trump were a Kremlin asset captive to Putin. It's more like an illustration of why many of us found these deranged conspiracy theories so dangerous..."

 

US Attempt to Topple Venezuelan Govt by Force Would Lead to Grave Consequences - Lavrov

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

"Washington's 'irresponsible' plan to overthrow the Caracas government by force would result in a catastrophe, the Russian FM has warned, calling on the US to stick to international law on Venezuela. Lavrov denounced 'an unprecedented campaign led by the US [and including Canada] and aimed at toppling Venezuela's legitimate government."

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/fUq7ZWTzNxM

"Reporter inside Venezuelan Embassy under siege w/Anya Parampil."

Pondering

Remember when the soldiers were going to be greeted with flowers for liberating Iraq. 

Likewise all the talk here is of "liberating" Venezuela from a socialist dictatorship but Venezuela is no Iraq. 

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Let's hope the US doesn't go the Iraq liberation route. What is frightening is that there was more world resistance to the interference with Iraq than there is for Venezuela. It makes me nervous.

 

lagatta4

Well, we know what a disaster "régime change" was in Iraq, despite the crimes of the dictatorshop there. Régime change is far worse. I loved the quote about Guaidó’s stupidity. Nobody elected him.

Pondering

laine lowe wrote:

Let's hope the US doesn't go the Iraq liberation route. What is frightening is that there was more world resistance to the interference with Iraq than there is for Venezuela. It makes me nervous.

 

There is extreme opposition to military involvement in Venezuela and I think Guaidó made a serious error in appearing to welcome US military intervention. I would imagine that has turned Venezuelans against him and strengthened support for Maduro. 

NDPP

WATCH: "An update on the situation at the Venezuelan Embassy in DC and the negotiations taking place that will determine its outcome."

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1125915013435265024

 

"The Grayzone Project obtained a list of US 'key outcomes' on Venezuela. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destroying its military and puppeteering its political opposition."

https://twitter.com/venanalysis/status/1125848904883494913

Canada supports.

josh

The U.S. military is now announcing its plans on Twitter.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Southcom/status/1126567827819962370

Pondering

They have egg on their faces over this one. They have wrecked havoc on Venezuela again yet failed in their objective. I also notice how they call it a socialist dictatorship. 

NDPP

"If you are following my account for updates on the besieged Venezuelan embassy in DC, you should also follow Alina Telesur who has been subjected to death threats and gross displays of racism. She is also an incredible reporter."

https://twitter.com/RealAlexRubi/status/1127071887576698880

NDPP

Engler: Trudeau Continues Push To Overthrow Venezuela's Government

https://yvesengler.com/2019/05/10/trudeau-continues-push-to-overthrow-ve...

"The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela's government is remarkable. Activists should be disrupting Freeland and other MPs public events across the country to demand an end to their effort to overthrow the government of Venezuela..."

lagatta4

Yes, a lot of Venezuelans who may have soured on Maduro for mismanagement will be mightily pissed off at the putschist supporting an imperialist invasion of their country.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Yes, a lot of Venezuelans who may have soured on Maduro for mismanagement will be mightily pissed off at the putschist supporting an imperialist invasion of their country.

Maduro has been profoundly unpopular for quite some time now, and it goes far beyond the usual griping we all do about our politicians.

And the opposition has received pretty minimal traction from trying to capitalize on that.  They serve as an outlet for people's frustration with the government, but by and large it doesn't look like the people support the opposition for their politics so much as the fact that they represent the only option for change.

Venezuela is touted as having a vibrant democracy, and yet for years, the people have had, as their only two choices, Maduro or a rotating cast of neutred opposition leaders shouting in the streets.  When they tried to vote in a new legislature, Maduro simply replaced it with one of his own.  I don't think the people love Maduro and I don't think they love Guaido either.  I think they're sick and tired of watching things get worse and knowing that they can't do anything about it.

NDPP

This is really all about the US orchestrating a regime change and finally getting at all that Venezuelan oil. Just like most of the msm, some here would prefer we divert our attentions instead to alleged misdeeds of the imperialist's 'enemy du jour', aka the legitimate, duly elected, government of Venezuela. Don't fall for it. It's Washington's weapon of mass distraction to cover and conceal yet another  Yanqui smear, smash and grab operation in what co-conspirator Chrystia Freeland calls 'our backyard.'

'US economic sanctions are killing people in Venezuela.' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/MarkWeisbrot/status/1126346759272316928

josh

Coup plotters to meet with Southern Command.  Probably just to talk about economic theory.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ReutersVzla/status/1127299049495855111

Pondering

The Egyptians didn't need US help to overthrow their government. They had a peaceful sit in until they won. If the Venezuelans want Guaido as their leader they would do the same. 

NDPP

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Seeks 'Direct Communications' With US Military

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/guaido-u-s-military-communications-maduro-...

"Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the US military. Guaido said Saturday that he's asked his ambassador Carlos Vecchio to open 'direct communications' toward possible coordination. Earlier this week, US Navy Adm Craig Fuller said he would meet with Guaido when invited to discuss the future role of Venezuela's armed forces."

NDPP

The Grooming of Juan Guaido...

https://t.co/2dB2CQ068E

"So, who is Juan Guaido and why was he chosen to carry out this coup?"

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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some here would prefer we divert our attentions instead to alleged misdeeds of the imperialist's 'enemy du jour', aka the legitimate, duly elected, government of Venezuela.

How come the people most likely to describe Maduro as "legitimate, duly elected" never describe the National Assembly as also legitimate and duly elected?

Remember that election?  And how Maduro just ignored the results and replaced the Assembly with a new one?

Pondering

Because if one side is the bad guys then the other side must be the good guys so we can't say anything bad about them. 

NDPP

Distorting 'Demcracy' in Venezuela Coverage

https://fair.org/home/distorting-democracy-in-venezuela-coverage/

"The Venezuelan government's current mandate comes from winning an election on May 20, 2018 that was observed by more than 150 members of the International Electoral Accompaniment Mission. In a joint report, the observers said of the agency that organizes the country's electoral process, 'the technical and professional trustworthiness and independence of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela are uncontestable.

At every turn, Guaido and his backers have taken steps that have nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with what Oscar Guodiola-Rivera who teaches human rights and philosophy at the University of London, aptly labeled 'a white supremacist foreign intervention.' That corporate media manages to portray this as a 'pro-democracy movement' is both a tragedy and a farce."

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Anything about the 2015 election in there?  Should we respect the results of that election too, or is that unnecessary?

NDPP

Window of the Venezuelan Embassy

https://twitter.com/pamfoundation/status/1127661869324328960

https://twitter.com/anyaparampil/status/1127995951199805447

"This is the start of the Brownshirt revolution." - Roger Waters- (see FB vid)

NDPP

US Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy...

https://on.rt.com/9ud8

"...At least four embassy 'protectors' have remained inside the building and could be seen through the windows - even after police entered and left, apparently stopping short of forcefully evicting anyone - for now.

'The United States does not recognize the authority of the former Maduro regime or any of its former representatives to allow any individuals to lawfully enter, remain on this property, or take any action with respect to this property,' a notice taped to the door of the building earlier in the day read.

Amid the standoff for control of the building, Venezuela's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America reminded Washington that an intrusion would be a breach of international law. 'The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has not authorized the entry of police officers into the former Embassy building in Washington DC. This intrusion is yet another violation of international law by US authorities and aggression against Venezuela,' Carlos Ron said on Twitter..."

NDPP

Justin Trudeau: 'I Spoke With Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido Today...'

https://twitter.com/ConorlConor/status/1128535932397768706

"Canada and US decide who is president of a sovereign country Venezuela..."

 

The Plot to Kill Venezuela

https://twitter.com/venanalysis/status/1128507340960014341

"Obama forged the spear; Trump has thrown it at the heart of Venezuela.' Vijay Prashad on the deadly US [and Canadian!] sanctions against Venezuela..."

NDPP

Police With Battering Ram Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC and Arrest Anti-Coup Activists (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/9uk7

"In clear violation of international law, police broke into Venezuela's embassy in Washington DC arresting activists invited by staff. Venezuela had not authorized US authorities to enter the building, Vice Minister for North American Relations Carlos Ron wrote on Twitter.  Despite the failure of self-declared 'interim president' Juan Guaido to launch a  coup last month, US authorities continue to recognize his government as the legal authority in Venezuela..."

NDPP

"The US regime just ripped up and shat all over the Vienna Convention for Diplomatic Relations by storming the Venezuelan embassy in DC and seizing the Embassy Protection Collective. This following US seizure of Russian diplomatic property means US embassies are fair targets around the world."

https://twitter.com/MarkSleboda1/status/1129120938874814465

NDPP

A Criminal Affair, United States Imposes War on Venezuelan People

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/15/a-criminal-affair-united-states-...

"The plan is to make Venezuelans suffer enough so that, desperate, they will accept whatever government is presented..."

Canada supports.

WWWTT

Thanks for sharing the US invasion of an embassy in Washington! ICM is quiet as usual. 

NDPP

You're welcome WWWTT.

Amnesty International Doing its Part to Help With Bolton's Push Against Venezuela...

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/1128765336696836097

WWWTT

I pulled this comment out of the link you provided 

Amnesty International is just a tool at the service of western imperialistic states, demonizing their future victims. Hidden war propaganda machine at its best.

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