We're trying to sabotage Venezuela's governemt again, on behalf of Big Oil
Wouldn't it be great if our media discussed how we're trying to all0but-assassinate Venezuela's president instead of harping on about Justin Bieber or Sportsball stars or whatever?
Our country doesn't like Venzuela's leader referring to our interests as "imperial interests," even if everyone knows that's exactly what they are. “With their dinosaur vision," he said about the U.S., at a meeting of Latin American leaders last month, "they’re not going to understand what’s happening and what’s going to happen in our economic, social and political life in the coming years." One of the few journalists covering this to get the story right has been Carl Gibson at Reader Supported News:
A leaked document from November of 2013 shows that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) collaborated with the Colombian government and Venezuelan opposition leaders to destabilize Venezuela and stoke massive protests. The document, obtained by journalist and attorney Eva Golinger, was the product of a June 2013 meeting between US-based FTI Consulting, the Colombian Fundacion Centro de Pensamiento Primero Colombia (Centre for Thought Foundation of Colombia First), and Fundacion Internacionalismo Democratico (Democratic Internationalism Foundation). The third tactic outlined in the 15-point strategy document openly called for sabotage:
"Maintain and increase the sabotage that affect the population's services, particularly the electricity system, that puts blame on the government for assumed inefficiencies and negligence.”
Coincidentally, during one of Nicolas Maduro's televised speeches outlining his economic plan in early December, the power went out for 60% of Venezuelans for several hours. Maduro blamed the act on sabotage.