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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Trump regime hardliners are hellbent for replacing Bolivarian social democracy with tyrannical puppet rule the US controls. 

They pursue the same objective against all sovereign independent governments, aiming for unchallenged global dominance by whatever it takes to achieve their diabolical aims.

On February 23, neocon extremist Mike Pompeo said the Trump regime “will take action against and hold accountable those who oppose the peaceful restoration of democracy in Venezuela” – code language for wanting it eliminated, along with fundamental freedoms the US opposes.

Pompeo thanked fascist Colombian and Brazilian leaders Ivan Duque and Jair Bolsonaro for partnering with the Trump regime’s coup plot against Venezuelan sovereign independence.

Fellow psychopath John Bolton issued a similar warning, saying Venezuela “face(s) even more (illegal) sanctions and isolation” if Maduro refuses to subordinate his nation’s sovereign rights to US interests – threatening Cuba and Nicaragua the same way.

Lunatic fringe Mike Pence said “(t)he only thing to discuss with Maduro at this point is the time and date for his departure. For democracy (sic) to return and for Venezuela to rebuild (sic). Maduro must go.”

Are Trump regime hardliners Pompeo, Bolton, and convicted felon/US point man for toppling Maduro, Elliott Abrams, plotting a Contra-like war in Venezuela to try achieving their aims?

Venezuelan UN envoy Samuel Moncada believes it’s their dirty strategy, saying on Thursday:

“From the Colombian territory…they are arming so-called the Venezuelan liberation army (thugs) to penetrate into Venezuelan territory with supposed (military) deserters.”

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez explained that over 100 National Guard soldiers were bribed by the Trump regime with a likely false promise of $20,000 for defecting.

Washington is inflating numbers White House officials claim deserted, an attempt to unjustifiably justify creation of a hostile anti-government force, armed by the US with assault and other weapons to escalate violence and chaos in Venezuela.

Maduro officials believe Trump’s “all options on the table” remark suggests military force will be used to topple Maduro – either by proxy thugs or direct US intervention if the other method fails.

Things may come to a head when further when Guaido returns to Venezuela, his actions orchestrated by and directed from Washington.

An arrest warrant may await him for violating a Supreme Court ordered travel ban, Maduro saying days earlier “(n)o one is above the law.”

He failed to order his arrest and detention for prosecution straightaway after he unlawfully self-declared himself interim president – following orders from Washington

Failure to act against him on return to Venezuela would show further weakness – despite Bolton warning of “serious consequences for those who attempt to subvert democracy (sic) and harm Guaido.” 

Pompeo issued a similar warning, saying Maduro’s “days are numbered,” adding “every option” is on the table. The Trump regime will “do the things that need to be done.”

Earlier he sounded buffoon-like, falsely claiming “Hezbollah has active cells (in Venezuela and) the Iranians are impacting (its) people and (other nations) throughout South America,” adding “(w)e have an obligation to take down that risk for America.”

Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia slammed hostile US actions and remarks, saying “(i)f anything represents a threat to peace and security, it is the shameless and aggressive actions of the United States and their allies to oust a legitimately elected president of Venezuela…attempt(ing) to engineer a coup d’etat.”

There’s no ambiguity about what’s going on, similar plots used by the US against numerous other countries – diabolical schemes based on bald-faced Big Lies.

If exposed by establishment media instead of supporting what demands denunciation, they’d fail before able to get their socks on.

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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.