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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

A separate article discussed how Saturday events along Venezuela’s land and sea borders unfolded.

Government forces foiled the US-orchestrated scheme to try forcing Trojan horse “humanitarian aid” cross border into Venezuela – a PR stunt unrelated to helping its people the Trump regime is waging war on by other means.

A previous article called the self-styled newspaper of record NYT a press agent for US-designated Venezuelan puppet/usurper in waiting Juan Guaido – a traitor to his country, guilty of sedition and/or treason, belonging in prison for crimes against the state.

Like other Western media, the Times backs him, ignoring his illegitimacy and high crimes. They support US war on Venezuela by other means – likely to intensify in the aftermath of Saturday’s PR stunt.

The Times report on what happened was a litany of bald-faced Big Lies and deception – ignoring Maduro’s legitimacy as Venezuela’s democratically elected and reelected president.

Claiming Guaido has “international support,” the Times failed to explain its from US colonized countries – not independent ones and others rejecting the Trump regime’s hostility toward a sovereign state.

Claiming “aid…is desperately needed in Venezuela,” the Times was silent about US economic, financial and sanctions war, begun by Obama, escalated by Trump, responsible for tens of billions of dollars lost to the country – largely responsible for dire conditions, exacerbated by low oil prices.

The Times lied claiming “hunger is endemic.” A previous article exposed the Big Lie about empty grocery shelves in Venezuela, the Times promoting the deception.

Trojan horse aid the Trump regime tried forcing in on Saturday was blocked. The Times lied claiming otherwise, saying a truck entered from Brazil.

The neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post lied claiming “dozens of Venezuelan security forces switched sides and tried to rescue desperately needed aid packages from burning trucks.”

Four soldiers illegally deserted, crossing into Colombia. The Trump regime, its Colombian and Brazilian counterparts, along with fascist dark forces in Venezuela bear full responsibility for Saturday’s violence, chaos and injuries.

WaPo and other Western media lied claiming otherwise, falsely blaming Maduro and Venezuelan National Guard forces – defending the nation against imperial viciousness.

Mike Pence and Trump’s envoy for regime change in Venezuela Elliott Abrams are in Colombia, Guaido to meet with them in Bogota on Monday – plotting their next dirty tricks, surely to include stiffer illegal sanctions.

The WSJ falsely claimed “more than 60 National Guard forces opted to flee Venezuela, defecting to Colombia…” Independent Venezuelan media reported four soldiers left their posts, crossing into neighboring Colombia.

The Journal lied, falsely accusing Venezuelan security forces of using “gunfire (that) left hundreds injured” – failing to explain that violence was instigated against soldiers and police. They responded in self-defense with tear gas, no live fire used.

The Journal lied claiming “two trucks carrying food and other supplies were torched by Venezuelan forces.” They were set ablaze by anti-Bolivarian elements on the Colombian side of the border.

The Journal cited “Colombian authorities” as the source of its report. Its US controlled fascist/narco regime opposes Maduro and democratic governance.

The Journal: “The failure of the opposition to bring in the promised humanitarian aid to Venezuela left many wondering what its next move would be.”

Venezuelan pollster Luis Vincente Leon was quoted, saying the plot to oust Maduro “is distant from (achieving its) goal,” adding more “battles” remain to be waged. Indeed so, waged by Trump regime hardliners against social democracy, he failed to explain.

Al Jazeera said “(t)he opposition has given up on getting the aid through at least for today.”

According to AP News, “(a) US-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces” – blocking Trojan horse “aid” from entering the country.

Reuters said Pence will meet with Guaido on Monday in Colombia, adding stiff new (illegal) US sanctions on Venezuela could be imposed the same day.

CNN, the most distrusted name in US television, quoted Pompeo denouncing Maduro as a “sick tyrant” – ignoring his democratic election and reelection.

The London Guardian lying machine is as disreputable as its US counterparts. Siding with the Trump regime and Guaido against Bolivarian democracy, it quoted neocon warmonger Marco Rubio threatening Venezuela with greater toughness.

The rest of its report on Saturday events in the country was an exercise in mass deception. The same goes for US establishment media

In the aftermath of what happened yesterday, the next battle in how Trump regime hardliners intend trying to crush Bolivarian social democracy will begin.

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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.