teleSUR – 2019-02-06 23:38:23
Bolton Says US Wants Venezuela’s Oil
Here’s the truth from straight from mouth of Trump regime-changer John Bolton.
US Military Planes Soar Over Colombia, Land in Bogota
(January 31, 2019) — Amid international pressures, US military aircraft have been spotted over Colombia, local media outlets report. For the second time in two days, several US military planes were seen soaring over Colombia. The most recent sighting, reported by Aircraft Spots, is a EO-5C N177RA PLOMO27 spy plane.
Voice of America journalist Steve Herman tweeted:
“Another intriguing US military aircraft spotting over #Colombia now — a @USArmy EO-5C, likely being used for communications intercepts from #Venezuela.”
Several planes, including one C17A cargo plane Globemaster — used for military transport — and one Boeing 737, landed on the outskirts of Bogota at Air Command Military Transport (Catam) airport, a Colombian radio station, The FM, reported Wednesday.
The planes arrived at about 3:00 pm from the Dover air base in Delaware, one of the country’s busiest military bases, before leaving four hours later.
“A rare flight today of a @usairforce Globemaster (max payload: ~77,000 kg) from Dover AFB to #Colombia (and now heading back). It spent ~4 hours on the ground at Bogota,” Herman said.
On Monday, during a televised address, the words “5,000 soldiers in Colombia,” were seen scrawled across a notebook “carelessly” carried by US National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Herman told his followers:
“For those wondering — in view of the ‘5,000 troops to #Colombia’ notation on @AmbJohnBolton’s pad) — a C17 only can carry ~100 troops per flight.”
However, Colombia’s journalists at The FM responded, “The C17 aircraft have capacity for 102 special assault forces or 134 soldiers in side chairs. Heavy cargo, military, an M1 Abrams tank, three Strykers or 6 M11 16. They can carry a total of 77 tons of cargo.”
The United States and its right-wing allies recognized opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido as Venezula’s “interim president” after he self-proclaimed himself such on Jan. 23, an illegal and unconstitutional move and a rejection of the second term of Nicolas Maduro, who won last year’s May elections.
Guaido, the United States and right-wing governments in the region have been calling on the Venezuelan military to oust Maduro. However, the country’s defense minister and top military brass have come out in support of Maduro and his government.
There have been whispers in Washington that the Donald Trump administration is “seriously considering” a military intervention in Venezuela if Maduro does not step down or be ousted internally.
Since the beginning of the recent political crisis, president Maduro has repeatedly said he was open to dialogue with the opposition and its leader Guiado in order to seek a peaceful resolution to the current situation.
5 Facts Exposing Hypocrisy of
Right-wing Governments on Venezuela
(January 21, 2019) — The governments of the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and France criticized Venezuela but their own wrong-doings escape their vision.
After an attempted coup in Venezuela, countries led by right-wing governments like the United States, France, Brazil, etc. came forward in support of Juan Guaido who illegally declared himself as “interim president” of the Bolivarian Republic.
teleSUR takes a look at the hypocrisy of five governments which have unfairly accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of various wrongdoings while turning a blind eye to their own policies.
1) Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron ordered Nicolas Maduro not to repress the opposition but his own administration arrested over 3,000 and wounded 2,000 during the recent Yellow Vest protests.
The protests started against the fuel price hike. The protestors wore the high-visibility yellow vests that every driver in France must carry by law, hence earned the name “Yellow-Vest” (Gilets Jaunes in French).
Soon it was joined by workers, students, even the police threatened to join the movement. The movement called out Macron’s repressive policies and asked for his resignation.
In the latest case, a prominent French anti-government “yellow vest” activist, was badly injured in the eye at a protest Saturday after he was struck by one of the controversial rubber bullets used by French police, disabling him for life.
2) Donald Trump
The US President Donald Trump accuses Nicolas Maduro of not being legitimate because he was elected with only 30.45 percent of registered voters but only 27.20 percent of US voters voted for him in 2016 Presidential elections.
Two years into Trump’s administration, a majority of US citizens have lost confidence in the brash real estate magnate’s performance on everything from the economy to foreign policy, a poll showed Monday.
3) Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro expressed concerns about human rights violation in Venezuela but since taking office, he followed through on his homophobic, racist, sexist, and anti-Indigenous promises during the campaign.
Bolsonaro will seek to classify “invasions” of farmland by landless workers as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for the activists, an Agriculture Ministry official said in early January. The Landless Workers Movement MST behind many of these invasions was a major supporter of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
He removed LGBTI community from human rights policies and gave agricultural ministry power over Indigenous land.
4) Mauricio Macri
President of Argentina Macri blames Nicolas Maduro for being corrupt but he is the one whose name had been mentioned in Panama papers. The Panama Papers, confidential files from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth-biggest offshore law firm, were leaked in 2016.
Macri was the director and vice president of Bahamas-based company Fleg Trading, created in 1998 and dissolved in 2009. The company was managed by Mossack Fonseca when he was a businessman and mayor of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires.
In asset declarations in 2007 and 2008, made when he was mayor of Buenos Aires, Macri did not disclose his connection to Fleg Trading.
5) Justin Trudeau
Canada says that Venezuela’s government is creating ‘terrible marginalization’ against its people, while their own Indigenous people are being marginalized and kicked off their land to make way for a pipeline to be built by TransCanada.
The company won the case to build the pipeline. When the Indigenous people rejected being disposed of their land, Canadian police violently evicted them and used assault rifles on them. The Indigenous communities called this an “act of war” against them.
Fake News about Venezuela Circulates in Social Networks
In these months a series of false news of media whose opinion matrix is permanently biased against the Government presided over by Nicolas Maduro was developed.
The first vice president of the National Assembly of Venezuelan Costituyente (ANC), Tania DÃaz, urged last Wednesday to remain alert to the wave of fakes news (false news ) that are spreading on social networks as part of the media and psychological war against Venezuela .
According to DÃaz, these operations are aimed at “terrorizing, disorienting” the Venezuelan population to create a climate of “lack of protection and hopelessness”, as well as hatred to generate confrontations between Venezuelans.
In these months a series of false news has been developed in various media whose opinion matrix is permanently biased against the government that Nicolas Maduro presides constitutionally .
Faes at Guaido’s house
In response to the complaint made by the opposition deputy Juan Guaido in contempt of the search for his family by the Special Action Force (FAES), the general commander of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) of Venezuela, Carlos Alfredo Perez Ampueda, denied an alleged act of “intimidation” by police forces in the residence of Guaido, in the east of Caracas (capital).
“It is totally false that commissions of the Special Action Force (Faes) are located in Santa Fe in search of the family of the deputy Guaido,” said Perez Ampueda.
The alleged denouncement was made by the parliamentarian during a public ceremony at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and was immediately replicated in social networks and national and foreign media.
Recruitment of minors
On the alleged recruitment of minors in Venezuela, Diaz, clarified that the rumors circulating on social networks are false, while accused of these actions on the right, especially after the guarimbas of 2017.
n his speech, Diaz was responsible for denying and exposing the smear campaign against the administration of the constitutional president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro through social networks, which represents a new onslaught of the US Government. and the Right Governments in Latin America.
“We have a project of humanism, solidarity and love for the human being, we do not do that kind of practices here,” said the official.
Russia involved in Venezuela
Another news that was circulating through the networks is the alleged presence of Russian mercenaries in Venezuela, hired to protect President Maduro.
However, from the Kremlin have been responsible for denying this information repeatedly.
“I do not think he needs our protection, he is a legitimately elected president, he has an army, I think he is well protected,” said Russian ambassador to the UN Vasili Nebenzia.
n turn, the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov reiterated that the Venezuelan people must resolve the situation in their own country “in the constitutional framework,” adding that external interference only aggravates the situation, so Russia does not do it like other nations, alluding to the USA
“This information belongs entirely to the field of conspiracy. There in Venezuela it is everywhere that escorts Maduro, just think logically. We do not have to react to the hoaxes (rumors), “Peskov said.
Also recognized faces have been lent for the disinformation campaign on the case of Venezuela. In this case, the Spanish singer Miguel Bose uploaded to his social networks a video in which explicit tortures are supposed to be a group of young people in a Venezuela jail.
But, after viewing the full video, it is seen that there was no jail and none of the alleged aggressors had a uniform, so what was reported does not represent the reality of what happens in Venezuela.
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