I’m no expert on geopolitics, but I’ve read up enough to know a coup when I see one, I’ve took part in one, Iraq. Only realising it was a coup when I returned, but that’s a story for another day.
Venezuela on the other hand is a carbon copy of what the US and its partners in crime (BP) did to Iran in 1953, overthrowing Mohammad Mosaddegh, a democratically elected head of state replacing him with somebody who will bend the knee to their masters, in this case The Shah of Iran under operation Ajax orchestrated by the CIA and MI6.
I wonder what the operation in Venezuela is named? Operation Domestos ? Operation Harpic? Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of folk on various social media outlets screaming for military intervention and humanitarian aid not realising the reason as to why Venezuelan people are actually suffering. I reply to these people by saying that the US imposed illegal sanctions and blockades on Venezuela, causing hyperinflation, driving food prices through the stratosphere which is designed to stir up unrest.
As soon as the government of Hugo Chavez kicked out the oil companies and nationalised its biggest natural resource in the 2000’s, things started to go sour. A US led coup attempt in 2002 was thwarted by the people and Chavez was reinstated two days later, that’s only the start. Fast-forward to the present day and things look a lot more precarious. The Americans are doubling down their efforts to undermine Maduro and stir up violence. Its straight out of “The guide to overthrowing countries for dummies” handbook. The only difference is now its done in plain sight with no recourse or credible opposition. Just look at Syria, Libya, and Iraq, countries flooded with so called moderate jihadis at the behest of the late John McCain and Co. The aforementioned was handing out cookies to so called protesters in Kiev, Ukraine during the height of another American foreign entanglement. You can see where I’m going with this.
Then comes the self declared president Juan Guaido, a convenient shoe in from the American empire to oust the socialist Nicolas Maduro. You see, the US government detests socialism that works, and don’t get me wrong, there are many forms that don’t and would never work.
To summarise, the outlook for Venezuela is pretty bleak because once the American wheels of propaganda and interventionalism start turning, it becomes a runaway train and nearly impossible to stop. The US empire is in decline and addicted to oil and has Venezuela in its crosshairs once again to give it its latest fix to hold on to its dwindling world dominance. I hope that Venezuela doesn’t turn into the next Syria, for everyone’s sake.