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Dueling Russia/US SC Resolutions on Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Reportedly they’ll be introduced at a Thursday Security Council session, neither with a chance for adoption.

The Trump regime resolution expresses phony “deep concern that the presidential elections of May 20, 2018 were neither free nor fair.”

Fact: Whenever Venezuelan elections are held, international monitors call them scrupulously open, free and fair. The Trump regime resolution lied claiming otherwise.

It “calls for the immediate start of a political process leading to free, fair and credible presidential elections, with international electoral observation.”

Fact: All Venezuelan elections abide by this standard, including Maduro’s reelection by an overwhelming majority last May.

AP News quoted the above statements after seeing the draft US resolution. The neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post added that the Trump regime seeks “ ‘the peaceful restoration of democracy’ in Venezuela (sic), free and fair presidential elections (sic), unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to all people in need (sic),” expressing support for usurper in waiting Guaido, a traitor to his country, a figure with no legitimacy.

The Trump regime’s agenda is all about wanting Bolivarian social democracy eliminated, Venezuela transformed into a US client state under puppet rule, control gained over its oil, gas and other valued resources. There’s no ambiguity about what’s going on.

Venezuela’s electoral process is the world’s best, polar opposite the money-controlled sham US system – one-party rule with two extremist right wings, waging forever wars on humanity at home and abroad, wanting all nations subordinated to its interests, by brute force if other tactics fail.

Russia’s draft resolution slams attempts to illegally interfere in Venezuela’s internal affairs, expressing concern over US threats to topple Maduro forcefully.

Kremlin UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia called the US draft resolution “completely unbalanced,” expressing Russian “support (for) the territorial integrity, unity, (and) sovereignty of Venezuela.”

It calls for its people alone to resolve internal issues “with no hint of (foreign) military intervention” – by “dialogue (and) negotiation.”

According to the text seen by Sputnik News, it also “reaffirms the primary role of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the initiation, organization, coordination and implementation of international assistance efforts and initiatives within its national territory, and recalls that such assistance should be provided with the consent of and on the basis of an appeal by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”

On Wednesday, Maduro cited polling data showing 86% of Venezuelans support dialogue to resolve internal issues – 92% against US military intervention.

Venezuelan ruling authorities “have shown great strength,” Maduro added, stressing that his government has no intention of surrendering to US imperial interests.

Most Venezuelans oppose the Trump regime’s diabolical aims. “(W)e are real. We are the majority,” Maduro stressed.

Usurper in waiting Guaido said he intends returning to Venezuela. Last week, he illegally entered Colombia, violating his travel ban.

On Tuesday, Venezuelan Supreme Court Deputy Judge Juan Carlos Valdez said Guaido is “hiding from justice. What is happening with runaways, who are reentering the country and found by the authorities? They must be caught and sent to a prison…He may face up to 30 years in jail.”

Venezuelan authorities should have ordered his arrest and detention for prosecution straightaway after illegally declaring himself interim president last month – a scheme cooked up by Trump regime hardliners.

On return to Venezuela from Brazil where he’s heading from Colombia to meet with fascist president Jair Bolsonaro, he should be taken into custody immediately on arrival – held fully accountable for his highest of high political crimes, a traitor to his country and people.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.