Venezuelan President, Dead at 58
That was the news in March 2013.
“Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan president famous for anti-American rhetoric, died Tuesday. He referred to the United States as “a bad person,” “an assassin,” and “a violent invader.” He wondered aloud whether the United States was responsible for a spate of cancer diagnoses among Latin American leftists. Perhaps most famously, Chávez called George W. Bush the devil and claimed the U.S. president left a sulfur smell around the U.N. speakers’ podium. What did the United States do to make Hugo Chávez so mad?” This article from Brian Palmer an American journalist says it was because he hated free trade.
The idea of giving cancer to the South American presidents and causing weather manipulation as spoken of by Chavez, was reported as absurd by the main stream journalists of the west. Maybe we should say that they are dumb dogs that never bark because of their pay.
Notice “However in a secret US cable published online by WikiLeaks, former ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to infiltrate and destabilize former President Hugo Chavez’ government.
Dispatched in November of 2006 by Brownfield — now an Assistant Secretary of State — the document outlined his embassy’s five core objectives in Venezuela since 2004, which included: “penetrating Chavez’ political base,” “dividing Chavismo,” “protecting vital US business” and “isolating Chavez internationally.”
This has become typical of the USA fork tongue dealings with other countries that don’t submit to their ‘democratic advances. “Few in the west realise that extreme poverty has been cut drastically and unemployment has been halved so that no more than 7% of the population is out of work.” By the leadership of Hugo Chávez
“WikiLeaks cables have revealed that Catholic bishops played a key role in 2002’s abortive military coup in Venezuela….Among the latest revelations to emerge from WikiLeaks is that, in 2002, as plotters in Venezuela’s capital Caracas were liaising with the US authorities about the conspiracy to topple President Hugo Chávez, the leaders of the Catholic church in that country were defying the instruction of Pope John Paul II to desist from having anything to do with the coup d’état. Instead they threw their lot in with Pedro Carmona, the extremist rightwing businessman, who took office for less than 48 hours during a brief military coup in April 2002. The guardian July 2011
We see that the Pope is ever the middle man while his priests undertake HIS work. Again in this country as so many times before the Church is in league with the CIA and where possible using its civil arm for religious turned political wars.
Meanwhile Julian Assange continues under house arrest basically because of releasing American war secrets, though in a better position than Bradley Manning who was given 35 years for the military information he released. Manning’s name came up for 2013 Nobel peace prise and he released a very important video The most important video that showed an U.S. Army Apache helicopter in Iraq firing on a group of people who turned out to include journalists from Reuters – they were killed.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange credited the materials attributed to Manning with helping end the US war in Iraq.
“If Bradley Manning did as he is accused, he is a hero and invaluable to all of us,” Assange said during a December address penned from London’s Ecuadorian Embassy. “It was WikiLeaks’ revelations — not the actions of President Obama — that forced the US administration out of the Iraq War… By exposing the killing of Iraqi children, WikiLeaks directly motivated the Iraqi government to strip the US military of legal immunity, which in turn forced the US withdrawal.”
“For me, this seemed similar to a child torturing ants with a magnifying glass,” Manning said Thursday of the footage. In regards to the war logs, he said his opinion remains that the releases consisted of “two of the most significant documents of our time.” The cables, he added, “documented backdoor deals and seemingly criminal activity that didn’t seem” to fit with the public’s perception of an ethically-sound America.
We see the divide in the US but at the top in the drivers seat are not ethically good people in word and deed. I’m sure more would love to hear from the likes of Ron Paul.