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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Obama Declares Venezuela a National Security Threat


We posted an article earlier this week, stating that on March 1st 2015, former President George W Bush, Dick Chenney and others had been officially declared war criminals by the government of Venezuela:
“Former US President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and Republican Congress members Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Robert Menendez, and Marco Rubio will be denied visas into the country, labeling Bush and Cheney as ‘terrorists.’
The Venezuelan president is also trying to reduce the number of US military personnel stationed at the imposing US embassy on their land.

“In order to protect our country…I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela,” the president said in a speech. 
He also said that Americans were arrested in Venezuela for “espionage activities.” 
“We have captured some US citizens in undercover activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast,” he continued. 
In February, the president of Venezuela accused the US of trying to overthrow the new government, and the accusations went almost completely unnoticed. 
“The northern imperial power has entered a dangerous phase of desperation, going to talk to the continent’s governments to announce the overthrow of my government. And I accuse Vice President Joe Biden of this,” said the Venezuelan leader.
There is plenty of evidence and testimony suggesting that governments, including the United States, have been carrying out false flag attacks on its own citizens for decades. Not to mention the multi-million dollar industry of mind control programming done through television, the education system, main stream media, Hollywood and of course politics. It would seem the US is trying to silence and discredit Venezuelan officials, as an attempt to cover up their own attrocities. In a complete act of hyprocacy US officials stated:
"Venezuelan officials past and present who violate the human rights of Venezuelan citizens and engage in acts of public corruption will not be welcome here, and we now have the tools to block their assets and their use of US financial systems," Josh Earnest, White House spokesman, said in a statement on Monday.
Diosdado Cabello, the head of the National Assembly may be on to something with this statement, as we have seen this pattern before with other countries; such as Iraq, Iran, Libya and others:
"These emergency resolutions are used by the North American empire every time they are going to attack a country. They say they feel threatened. What weapons do we possibly have to threaten the United States?"
For those with the eyes to see, the writing is on the wall. Will the sleeping masses accept this deception or see it for what it is? If your reading these words and you understand what this means... you are the resistence. Share the truth with others.  

Source - Al Jazeera



US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat, and placed sanctions on seven officials.

The White House says the new set of targeted sanctions excludes the Venezuelan people and any trade relations with the nation, and are instead specifically aimed at government officials the US accuses of violating human rights.

"Venezuelan officials past and present who violate the human rights of Venezuelan citizens and engage in acts of public corruption will not be welcome here, and we now have the tools to block their assets and their use of US financial systems," Josh Earnest, White House spokesman, said in a statement on Monday.

"We are deeply concerned by the Venezuelan government's efforts to escalate intimidation of its political opponents. Venezuela's problems cannot be solved by criminalising dissent."

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded by saying the US measures were intended to topple his Socialist government.

"President Barack Obama, representing the US imperialist elite, has personally decided to take on the task of defeating my government and intervening in Venezuela to control it," Maduro said in a national television address.

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry also recalled its top diplomat in the US for "immediate" consultations after the announcement.

Prisoners' release urged

In Monday's statement, White House called on Venezuela to release all political prisoners, including "dozens of students", and warned against blaming the US for its problems.

"We've seen many times that the Venezuelan government tries to distract from its own actions by blaming the United States or other members of the international community for events inside Venezuela," Earnest said.

"These efforts reflect a lack of seriousness on the part of the Venezuelan government to deal with the grave situation it faces."

The White House said the executive order targeted people whose actions undermined democratic processes or institutions, had committed acts of violence or abuse of human rights, were involved in prohibiting or penalising freedom of expression, or were government officials involved in public corruption.

The new sanctions were the third set imposed on Venezuelans since December.

The seven individuals named in the order would have their property and interests in the US blocked or frozen and they would be denied entry into the US.

American citizens would also be prohibited from doing business with them.

Downturn in ties

The latest US action marks another downturn in relations between the US and Venezuela.

Just last week Maduro announced measures to limit the number of US diplomats in Venezuela, reducing a staff of nearly 100 to just 17 individuals.

In addition to reducing embassy staff, Venezuela is now requiring US citizens to have a visa before entering the country.

The two countries have not had full diplomatic representation since 2008, when late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez expelled the then US ambassador, Patrick Duddy.

The US at the time responded by expelling Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador.

Anti-US sentiment

Al Jazeera's Virginia Lopez, reporting from Caracas on Monday, said the US sanctions were being seen by many in Venezuela as a mistake.

"Many think that the measures could actually feed a strong anti-US sentiment among Chavistas who had been disillusioned by Maduro's inability to tackle the country's economic foes, resulting in renewed support for the Maduro government," she said.

Diosdado Cabello, the head of the National Assembly, called upon this sentiment during a political event of the ruling party, PSUV.

"These types of measures only help to galvanise us. All they do is give the Venezuelan people an increased consciousness. These are only threats from an empire that has power, but that lacks scruples," Cabello said.

He also urged the general population to be prepared for an armed US-led attack.

"These emergency resolutions are used by the North American empire every time they are going to attack a country. They say they feel threatened. What weapons do we possibly have to threaten the United States?"
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Source:


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/obama-declares-venezuela-national-security-threat-150309164808710.html
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