Gunboat Diplomacy & Money Mafia
Recall I warned in March 2014 (almost exactly a year ago to the day) to not allow Ukraine to drown out the unstable Venezuela; and later shared the Jan 2015 reports of Wall Street betting Venezuela will default in a year.
Recently, the deflation in oil prices shook Venezuela to their knees, el Presidente Maduro went world wide begging for money, avoiding the U.S. loan sharks. Venezuela’s foreign debt started the week in negative territory.
As the mantra goes: Follow The Money; wherever it leads (often to institutional investors/bankers).
The White House cloaks intimidating threats with rhetoric: White House, spokesman Josh Earnest, statement: “We are deeply concerned by the Venezuelan government’s efforts to escalate intimidation of its political opponents. Venezuela’s problems cannot be solved by criminalizing dissent,”…
Apparently those U.S. actions were enough to send Venezuela on ALERT for possible U.S. attacks (I wonder if they are watchful for both Covert and Overt attacks?)…
Mr. Diosdado Cabello‘s comments would have me laughing (his choice of words are humorous) if it was not for the deadly potential of armed conflict.
I am reading the Venezuelan misery with food, the escalation of non-diplomatic rhetoric and more saber rattling.
No, this is more state sponsored war mongering, bad bankster’s debt and bad policy. ~Ron
WASHINGTON (Reuters 9 Mar 2015) – The United States on Monday declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.
U.S. President Barack Obama issued and signed the executive order, which senior administration officials said did not target Venezuela’s energy sector or broader economy. But the move stokes tensions between Washington and Caracas…
President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, commented on the sanctions issued Monday by the U.S. government to Venezuelan officials. “Nothing is out of context,” he said.
He also warned that the U.S. plans a “military strike” against Venezuela.
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“Pantry and cleaning basics like dish soap, detergent, milk and cooking oil, chronically in short supply”
Colonialism, Imperialism, & Gunboat Diplomacy