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The NYT: Imperial Cheerleader

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

The self-styled newspaper of record never met a US war of aggression, color revolution, or old-fashioned coup it didn’t wholeheartedly endorse and cheerlead – ignoring UN Charter principles, other international law, and the US Constitution, forbidding aggression under its Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2).

Headlines capture most attention. In response to Mike Pence’s Wednesday Security Council anti-Venezuela imperial rage, the NYT headlined the following:

“ ‘You Shouldn’t Be Here:’ US Pushes UN to Pull Venezuela Envoy’s Credentials.”

Fact: Nicolas Maduro is Venezuela’s democratically elected and reelected president, Samuel Moncada his legitimate UN envoy – what the whole world knows, including the Trump regime, the NYT, and other establishment media.

The Times highlighted Pence turning truth on its head, calling Maduro Venezuela’s “disputed president, (his) government (responsible for) crime, violence and starvation – bald-faced Big Lies it failed to condemn.

The Times: Pence told Moncada: “You shouldn’t be here. You should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolas Maduro that his time is up. It’s time for him to go.”

Instead of denouncing the above remarks, the Times supports them, calling imposter Guaido Venezuela’s “rightful interim president” – his self-declaration scripted in Washington, flagrantly violating the Bolivarian Constitution and international law.

The Times: “In February, the United States and Russia introduced dueling resolutions on Venezuela at the Security Council. The American proposal called for free and fair elections (sic), and the Russian plan backed Mr. Maduro’s government. Both failed.”

Fact: Russia acted responsibly, recognizing Maduro’s democratic reelection, affirmed by international monitors, calling the process open, free and fair – polar opposite the US money-controlled process, ordinary people having no say over how they’re governed, increasingly repressively.

The Times: “Mr. Pence said he felt that ‘momentum is on the side of freedom.’ ”

The Trump regime’s coup plot failed, short of unlikely direct US military intervention. All bets are off if its hardliners go this far.

In response to Pence’s Security Council rage, Maduro denounced his “arrogan(ce), adding: He  made “a fool of himself at the UN Security Council” on the world stage, representing Washington’s ugly imperial agenda.

Interviewed by Al Jazeera, Venezuelan constitutional lawyer Maria Alejandra Diaz called Pence’s address a “sign of the despair from the United States,” adding:

“They are trying to impose by force its own will” on sovereign Venezuela. “The US is trying to impose an alleged crisis.” 

“They are violating our sovereignty principles, and forcing the international world to take its approach. This is a crucial moment for the world. This moment will define towards which side the balance is going to tilt, towards unipolarity or multipolarity.”

Separately, Mike Pompeo began an interventionist Latin America tour from April 11 – 15 – meeting hard-right leaders in Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia.

He’s seeking greater regional support for the Trump regime’s failed coup attempt to topple Maduro, eliminate Venezuelan social democracy, and gain another imperial trophy.

On Tuesday, a State Department official called repressive regimes Pompeo is visiting “excellent models (sic) of the kind of transition (sic) that Venezuela can achieve (sic)” – falsely adding these nations are examples of “the region’s commitment to democratic values (sic).”

Calling Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and nations supporting them “malign actors,” he failed to explain Trump regime desperation for its failed coup plot against the Bolivarian Republic.

Does Pompeo intend pressuring nations he’s visiting to go along with escalated US tactics against Venezuela? 

Does he have military intervention in mind, a strategy regional countries and the world community strongly oppose.

The Trump regime didn’t launch war on Venezuela by other means to quit. Defeating it has miles to go.

It’s why Russian support is vital to preserve and protect Bolivarian social democracy, what’s too precious to lose.

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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.