“The Maduro Diet” – Venezuelans Suffer Drastic Weight Loss As Hunger Crisis Strikes

Shortages are becoming ever more severe in Venezuela. As Deutsche Welle reports, according to the World Health Organization, hospitals lack 95% of necessary medicines. Many people are undernourished and they receive no help from the government.
“An estimated 75% of Venezuelans lost at least 10 kilos last year because there is not enough food to go around… people here call it ‘The Maduro Diet’…
“When we say people are eating from the garbage, we are not joing, it’s our reality… people don’t have enough to eat.”


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

The World Is Changing And Nations Are Waking Up To What’s Really Going On – Episode 1357b

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 16, 2017
The corporate media is pushing the agenda of pushing race wars in the US. They are pushing very hard just like they pushed the Russian collusion, which turned out to be fake. Lavrov states that US should back off with making threats to Venezuela. US and Japan hold drills near North Korea. Germany is now siding with China and Russia in regards to North Korea. Syrian forces pushing very hard in Syria and they are pushing through IS. As the terrorists are pushed out of Syria 600,000 refugees are returning home to Syria.

Korea And Venezuela: Flip Sides Of The Same Coin

Authored by Jacob Hornberger via The Future of Freedom Foundation,
By suggesting that he might order a U. S. regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North Korea has been desperately trying to develop nuclear weapons – to serve as a deterrent or defense against one of the U. S. national-security state storied regime-change operations. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Venezuela and, for that matter, other Third World countries who stand up to the U. S. Empire, also seeking to put their hands on nuclear weapons. What better way to deter a U. S. regime-change operation against them?
Think back to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The U. S. national-security establishment had initiated a military invasion of the Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, had exhorted President Kennedy to bomb Cuba during that invasion, and then had recommended that the president implement a fraudulent pretext (i.e., Operation Northwoods) for a full-scale military invasion of Cuba.
That’s why Cuba, which had never initiated any acts of aggression against the United States, wanted Soviet nuclear missiles installed in Cuba. Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro knew that there was no way that Cuba could defeat the United States in a regular, conventional war. Everyone knows that the military establishment in the United States is so large and so powerful that it can easily smash any Third World nation, including Cuba, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Venezuela.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

The Elite Push Their Latest Agenda, Divide And Conquer, But It’s Failing – Episode 1356b

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 15, 2017
Charlottesville is a staged event, this event was setup to divide and conquer the people, this is the same tactic the elite use in other nations. Russian bank has been disconnected from the SWIFT payment system. The elite want to invade Venezuela, but by pushing the agenda they are bringing the South American countries closer together. South Korean President tells the world that they are the only ones that can declare war with the North. Kim Jong Un decides not to bomb Guam. Taliban tells Trump to get out of their country. The people in Syria, their message is the same, they want peace and they want to go home. They said they had a peaceful life before the war.

ATTACK VENEZUELA? TRUMP CAN’T BE SERIOUS!

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key positions that have been customarily filled by civilians. He’s surrounded by generals and threatens war at the drop of a hat.
President Trump began last week by threatening ‘fire and fury’ on North Korea. He continued through the week claiming, falsely, that Iran is violating the terms of the nuclear deal. He finally ended the week by threatening a US military attack on Venezuela.
He told reporters on Friday that, ‘We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary. … We have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying.’
Venezuela’s defense minister called Trump’s threat ‘an act of craziness.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 14, 2017.

The Elite Move Ahead With Their Agenda, The Chaos Has Just Begun – Episode 1355

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 14, 2017
YouTube is going after all those videos that expose the deep state. Trump warns Venezuela that the US has a military option. South Korea says unlikely NK will bomb Guam. China bans coal, oil and other imports from NK. US military is not on high alert and there are no actions being taken by the fleet or forces. Russia says the US should leave Afghanistan. The elite are pushing their agenda in Virginia.

Trump Isn’t Going to Invade Venezuela, But What US is Planning Could Be Much Worse

Andrew Korybko
The Duran
Trump was more aggressive than usual yesterday when he said that he’s not ruling out a ‘military option’ in Venezuela, and the international media went haywire speculating that the President was considering an invasion. Nothing justifies what Trump said, but taking aside all moral considerations, his statement shouldn’t have been surprising, and interestingly enough, it might even backfire on him.
All US Presidents routinely restate the rhetoric that ‘all options are on the table’ when dealing with the crises that their country provoked abroad, which in this case is the Hybrid War on Venezuela that seeks to attain proxy control over the world’s largest oil reserves in the Orinoco River Belt and smash the socialist-multipolar ALBA grouping.
Venezuela’s preexisting socio-political vulnerabilities and institutional weaknesses were exploited by the US’ economic machinations against the country in order to trigger a Color Revolution against the government. When that failed, the regime change movement transformed into an urban insurgency and recently expanded its operations by staging a terrorist attack against a military base in the central part of the country.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on AUGUST 13, 2017.

Trump: “We Have A Military Option For Venezuela”

Having made the week for Vix buyers quite profitable, President Trump – whose North Korea rhetoric sent market volatility soaring in the past week – appeared ready to spread the love among long-suffering oil bulls, when on Friday afternoon Trump refused to rule out a U. S. military intervention in Venezuela, and said that the US has a military option in the insolvent, quasi civil war Latin American nation.
“I’m not going to rule out a military option,” Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club discussing recent events in Venezuela. “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary,” Trump said after a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
The president did not answer whether American troops would lead that potential operation.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 11, 2017.

Familiar Pattern: The West’s Marginalization of Venezuela

The corporate mass media are well aware what side of the class war their bread is buttered. Their reporting of the events in Venezuela is a case in point.
‘Venezuela Leaps Towards Dictatorship,’ said The Economist.
‘Venezuela Flirts With Outright Dictatorship,’ exclaimed The Independent.
The New York Times headlined with ‘Venezuela’s Descent Into Dictatorship,’ while The Guardian’s ‘Let’s Call Venezuela What it is under Maduro: a Dictatorship,’ was even more forthright in it’s message.
To top it all, Newsweek went for the double whammy, ‘Putin Steps In To Bolster Venezuelan Dictator, Maduro.’
The sensationalist headlines that present a totally distorted picture of the events unfolding in the country, illustrate the extent of the anti-Venezuela government propaganda witnessed since president Nicolas Maduro augmented the Venezuelan constitution spearheaded by his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, in 1999.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on August 11, 2017.

Empire Strikes Back: Destructive, Dishonest Neocolonialism Targets Venezuela

21st Century Wire says…
It’s no longer any secret that the US have planned and orchestrated ‘regime change’ in dozens of developing countries over the last century.
Washington’s primary tool is the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which has ousted democratically elected governments like Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954), Chile (1973), Nicaragua (1982), Haiti (2006), Honduras (2009), Libya (2011), Ukraine (2014) and still working on Syria (2011-present), to name only a few.
Next is Venezuela.

So why is this level of ‘meddling’ justified by the US media and most of its public?
This month sees some significant anniversaries in the struggle against old-style colonialism. The trouble is that colonialism didn’t go away after countries in the developing world formally achieved their independence from Europe’s ‘Great Powers.’
It was replaced by a new form which proved to be more destructive and immeasurably more dishonest than what went before.
At least the British Empire – which at its peak covered almost a quarter of the world’s land surface, acknowledged it was an Empire.
Today’s more shadowy Empire of Globalized Monopoly Finance-Capital does no such thing. Entire countries, such as Yugoslavia, Libya, and Iraq, are destroyed for not toeing the line, while those which continue to defy the neocon/neoliberal elites, such as Venezuela, are under a state of permanent siege.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on AUGUST 9, 2017.

US Sanctions Mexican Football Legend Rafa Martinez For Being “Front Man” To Local Drug Lord

On Wednesday, the U. S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it was imposing sanctions on eight more Venezuelan individuals, including the brother of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, for “undermining democracy in the South American country.” The Treasury statement said seven are current or former Venezuelan government officials, whom the U. S. accuses of supporting the creation of a constituent assembly that’s charged with rewriting Venezuela’s constitution and yesterday declared itself “superior to all other government institutions.” Chavez’s brother Adan, among those targeted, has been appointed secretary of the new assembly.
In a separate announcement, the Treasury also announced sanctions on “longtime Mexican drug kingpin Raul Flores Hernandez and his vast network“, where it stunned the international footbal community claiming that Mexico international defender and superstar Rafa Marquez was among 22 people sanctioned for being a front man for the kingpin.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 9, 2017.

VENEZUELA’S FIGHT AGAINST SOCIALISM HAS BROUGHT NATION TO BRINK OF CIVIL WAR

After the rebels attacked the military base of ‘democratic socialist’ Nicolas Maduro, the country spun even more out of control. And now, there are viable signs that military support for Maduro could be waning, and should it all fall apart, it could end in a violent and bloody civil war.
According to experts, the key to determining whether civilians will fight the socialist dictator lies in the level of support each side has from the military. But all rankings of military personnel have benefited greatly from loyalties to Maduro, so switching side seems unlikely until the oppression hits the families of lower ranking soldiers
In the meantime, however, Venezuelan authorities arrested seven men over the weekend whom they claimed took part in an attack on a military base outside of Valencia, the country’s third-largest city. Maduro intends to inflict the ‘maximum punishment’ under his tyrannical law. The strike against the regime’s military base took place after a video made the rounds on social media Sunday featuring men in military fatigues calling for a rebellion against Maduro. And the Venezuelan military may have played a role in that attack, leading experts to ponder if a civil war is around the corner.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 8, 2017.

Venezuela’s Demise Is A Geopolitical Litmus Test For The U.S.

Is Venezuela’s 2017 transformation symptomatic of the growing global polarization? And does it show how the collapse of globalism is resulting in the re-emergence of a range of governmental forms which no longer even need to acknowledge ‘Western-style’ democracy?
Are we seeing the revival of a bloc of pre-Westphalian nation-states with major power support?
That is, societies which are not based on the balanced, nation-state concept which evolved from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. Westphalian-style states have come to mean nation-states which married entire societies and leaderships to their geography and were imbued with legitimacy because of the relationships – tacit, historical, or electoral – between the societies and their governance. In shorthand terms: Westphalianism implies sovereignty underpinned by legitimacy. The term ‘pre-Westphalian’, used here for the first time, implies a form of despotism (control of a population without its consent); a lack of the rule of laws agreed by the society, and therefore a lack of structure (and therefore sovereignty) as recognized by its own population.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 7, 2017.

Episode #197 – SUNDAY WIRE: ‘Silicon Stasi’ with Patrick Henningsen and guest Mike Robinson

Episode #197 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Aug 5th, 2017 as guest host Patrick Henningsen brings you this week’s LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network – covering all the top news stories both at home and internationally…
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This week we deliver another LIVE broadcast from the sunny shores of Devon in the UK, as SUNDAY WIRE host Patrick Henningsen is joined by Mike Robinson, editor of the UK Column, as we discuss this weeks top news stories both foreign and domestic. The BREXIT psy-op continues with more fear-mongering over the divorce, while US sanctions bother Russia, and bite North Korea but are they justified, are they legal? Venezuela is on fire, as the US prepare the next phase of regime change in Caracas. What is going on with Google andFacebook? Unfortunately for millions of users, politically-motivated policies are now being implemented – allegedly to ‘tackle hate crime’ but in reality this is being extended by California’s billionaire monopolists in order to ‘disappear’ any political speech which Silicon Valley executives and their administrators might deem offense. It this a new corporate digital Stasi coming into power?

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This post was published at Spreaker on AUGUST 6, 2017.

Venezuela Claims It “Crushed” A Military Rebellion

One day after Maduro’s new “constituent assembly” expelled chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz – the highest-ranking member of President Maduro’s administration to break ranks with the authoritarian – from her post and ordered her to stand trial, confirming fears that it would use its unchecked powers to root out government critics, Venezuelan authorities claimed to have suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia, an official said on Sunday morning.
As Reuters reports, socialist Party deputy Diosdado Cabello made the announcement shortly after the release of a video showing a group of men in military uniform announcing a rebellion and calling for a broad uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. Cabello also said that there was a “terrorist” attack at a military base controlled by troops loyal to the government and several people were arrested, according to AP. One witness in the area of a military base in the town of Naguanagua reported hearing gunshots before dawn, but Cabello said the situation had been brought under control.
On Twitter, Cabello said that troops acted quickly to control the situation in the early morning at the Paramacay base in the central city of Venezuela.
En la madrugada atacantes terroristas entraron al Fuerte Paramacay en Valencia, atentando contra nuestra FANB. Varios terroristas detenidos.
— Diosdado Cabello R (@dcabellor) August 6, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 6, 2017.

VOTING TECHNOLOGY FIRM: OFFICIAL VENEZUELA ELECTION TALLY OFF BY AT LEAST 1 MILLION VOTES

The CEO of a voting technology company said on Wednesday that the results of a recent election in Venezuela were off by at least 1 million votes, confirming the suspicions of some opposition figures that the tallies were inflated.
Antonio Mugica, the CEO of Smartmatic, a company that provides electronic voting systems intended to make elections easier to audit, said ‘without any doubt’ the official tallies reported by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council were much greater than those recorded by the Smartmatic’s voting system.
‘Even in moments of deep political conflict and division we have been satisfied with the voting process and the count has been completely accurate,’ Mugica told reporters. ‘It is, therefore, with the deepest regret that we have to report that the turnout figures on Sunday, 30 July, for the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela were tampered with.’
The vote, held over the weekend, came after years of political turmoil in Venezuela, largely related to the presidency of Nicolas Maduro and a constitutional crisis his socialist government has brought about. In October of last year, the Venezuelan National Electoral Council canceled a referendum intended to remove Maduro from office, prompting a massive opposition march through the streets of Caracas in protest of the decision.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 3, 2017.

Socialist Dictator Of Venezula Lashes Out At Election Fraud Claims

The ‘democratic socialist’ and president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at claims of electoral fraud by the company that administers Venezuela’s voting system. Maduro is accusing the company of succumbing to pressure from ‘the Gringos and the Brits’ to sabotage his controversial and dictatorial new assembly.
‘That stupid guy, the president of Smartmatic, pressured to the neck by the gringos and the Brits, said there were 7.5 million [voters],’ Mr. Maduro said. ‘I think there were 10 million Venezuelans who went out.’ Antonio Mujica, the chief executive of Smartmatic, the Venezuelan multinational has operated the country’s votes since 2004. Mujica said on Wednesday that the count produced by the electronic system was at least a million votes short of that announced by the election commission.
The widespread doubts over election turnouts and results in Venezuela make no difference to dictator Maduro though. He intends to go forward with the installation of the constituent assembly, which has been denounced around the world as a naked attempt to cement his power.
Maduro also claimed that about 2 million Venezuelan’s were prevented from voting because of opposition protests.

This post was published at shtfplan on August 3rd, 2017.

Venezuela’s Opposition, Battling Nicols Maduro, Suffers a Crippling Blow

Just a year and a half ago, Venezuela’s opposition was riding high, at the apex of its power.
It had taken control of the National Assembly after years of having been outflanked by Venezuela’s left. It was planning new laws, the release of its political prisoners and overhauls intended to pull Venezuela out of a deep economic crisis. Its eye was on the presidency in 2018.
But with one contentious vote on Sunday, President Nicols Maduro effectively liquidated any political challenge that the opposition might present for him for years to come. Around midnight, officials certified the creation of a new political body, known as the constituent assembly, with the power to rewrite the Constitution to favor Mr. Maduro and empowered in the meantime to dismiss any branch of government viewed as disloyal.
Early Tuesday, family members of two prominent opposition figures, Leopoldo Lpez and Antonio Ledezma, said on Twitter that the men had been taken from their homes by security forces. Both men had been under house arrest.
It was a dramatic crash for the country’s opposition in its long quest to regain control of Venezuela after a tide of popular discontent brought Hugo Chvez to the presidency in 1999. Not since the politicians joined the military to back a failed coup in 2002 – which spurred Mr. Chvez to purge his opponents – have members of Venezuela’s opposition been laid so low.

This post was published at NY Times