Due to illegal US sanctions and restrictions, Venezuela has been experiencing chronic fuel shortages.
To overcome its nationwide fuel crisis, the Venezuelan government is relying on one of its closest allies: Iran. This oil partnership began in June, when six Iranian tankers carried over 1.5 million barrels of fuel and refinery parts to Venezuela after the US computer software hacking and sabotage operations against power plants and refineries in the Latin American country followed by its unilateral extraterritorial sanctions sought to cut off its fuel production. Under international and the UN Charter, other countries should follow in Iran’s footsteps and do the right thing regarding aid to Venezuela.
This comes as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to claim that it is China and Russia whose financial and military interventions “have helped destroy Venezuela.”
This is while under the orders of President Donald Trump, the Pentagon regime is busily developing different options for Venezuela for the imposition of regime change, continuing to insist that “all options are on the table.”
It is public knowledge that everything happens for a reason, and there are plenty of reasons why Pompeo is so desperate to give the impression that Venezuela is in turmoil because of China and Russia:
The dirty work of regime change is the bread and butter of the foreign policy establishment in Washington. Washington’s imposition of sanctions against the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro – to pressure him out of power and allow pro-US opposition leader Juan Guaido to take control – should be seen within this context.
It couldn’t be grimmer or more telling. Chinese officials are right to argue that Pompeo’s lies are “irresponsible and utterly unjustifiable.” Despite international concerns, Washington and its lackeys are as eager as ever to stoke the fires, escalate power struggle, and mobilize followers using implicit political appeals to turn Venezuela into a failed state. That makes them fair game for international accountability and prosecution.
By accusing others, the Americans are trying to transform the political conflict into international struggle, making the instability harder to contain. They are deliberately targeting Beijing and Moscow to distract attention from the fact that they are the reason why many Venezuelans have fled hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and political crisis.
The US foreign policy establishment has created a poisonous media campaign to back the destruction of Venezuela, tearing its people apart, and portraying a cruel image of their government by alleging that “Maduro, with the help of the military, is refusing to allow humanitarian aid desperately needed into the country.”
Typical of the dated petro-political doctrine, the US-led sanctions and regime decapitation fantasies are behind the ongoing humanitarian crisis. By “spreading lies and slandering China,” and by “fueling the Venezuelan crisis and blaming others,” the regime changers seek to give the impression that they were right to destabilize Venezuela with all their faults, and that their illicit campaign should continue.
Here is how to sum up the situation: The battle has not been won and still needs to be fought. Washington’s failed plan to regime change Venezuela should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change; they are only refined and re-adjusted.
The “Empire of Chaos” is still stubborn about its Venezuela vision, but flexible with its plan. Think of it as Washington and its foreign policy establishment looking beyond the resolution of the crisis. The dark forces are admittedly making plans for the day when Venezuela is completely destroyed.
For its own ends, the CIA has reportedly been given the order to supplant diplomacy, make peaceful resolution impossible and violent resolution inevitable. There can be no doubt that’s exactly what they want to achieve.
The United States and its allies need to begin with the realization that there is no audience at the United Nations for their baseless accusations against China and Russia, and for what they claim they stand for in Venezuela. The days of unalloyed American dominance and grandeur in Latin America are gone.
The hegemonic state and its agents of destruction have failed to reassert dominance through sanctions and coercion in Venezuela. It’s all the reason why the international civil society needs to step in to change the course of events in the interest of the resistant Venezuelan people.