January 27, 2019
An alternative headline could read: “Judea Declares War on Venezuela!”
The Bank of England has blocked Nicolas Maduro’s officials from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold, Bloomberg reported, dealing a further blow to the embattled Venezuelan President as he tries to salvage his authority.
According to the report, which cites unnamed people familiar with the matter, the gold is a significant part of the $8 billion in foreign reserves held by the Venezuelan central bank.
CNN has not been able to independently verify the report and is attempting to get a response from Maduro’s officials.
The noose is tightening around Venezuela.
Funny enough, Israel doesn’t want to play ball yet.
The Trump administration has reportedly asked Israel to publicly back the US attempt to force the resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and throw support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president.
However, Jerusalem is said to be stalling on an announcement amid concerns the Maduro regime could respond with measures that could imperil members of the Venezuelan Jewish community.
What makes this story even more interesting is the little-known tidbit that Maduro himself is Jewish. His grandparents were Sephardic Jews who converted – at least that’s what he says. He might just be saying that to make Mossad hesitate, who knows.
One thing seems certain though: everyone in power in the West seems to be unanimous in demanding that Maduro be overthrown.
Which begs the question: why?
I’m not sure yet myself what the real reasons at play here are. It feels like Venezuela is just the only country left that the US can wallop without suffering any real casualties or consequences. There’s that explanation and then the whole “war for oil” thing plus the military industrial complex demanding fresh wars.
One thing is for sure: the official reasons that are given make no sense.
Pompeo’s speech at the UNSC was a blast to the past, a return to Bush-era rhetoric: “Either you’re with us, or you’re evil.”
Nearly two decades later, and absolutely nothing has changed.
There are more countries than not in the Third World suffering from hunger and a mismanaged economy. The Establishment shills seem content enough to allow them to wallow in their own poverty though. Only Venezuela keeps Pompeo tossing and turning at night worrying about the humanitarian situation there.
And the worst part is that it’s all so contrived and insulting.
Because they actually expect you to believe and parrot the official line that this whole thing is about saving Venezuelan children from hunger. If they dropped the faux humanitarian language, it would all be so much less demeaning and exasperating for the American people. Just think: if they rationally stated the case for why a foreign power was a threat to our own, would peoples have such seething disgust for America’s role in the world?
I think people would feel a lot better about the situation.
It’s one thing to pick a fight and lose. It’s another to be destroyed and told that it was for your own good. And quite another when everyone has to listen to Neocons like Pompeo blather on about muh values and muh babies.