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The Battle for Venezuela and Its Oil

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U.S. hostile posturing toward Venezuela is nothing new. Washington, under both Democrats and Republicans, loathed the late President Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian revolution. Chavez enjoyed sticking it to Washington and viewed each attack against him as a badge of honor in his struggle against Yankee imperialism. But Chavez’s successor, Maduro, does not have nearly the charisma or credibility among Venezuelans and progressive forces in Latin America enjoyed by Chavez. And Maduro’s recent actions have been disturbing even to some of Chavez’s close allies. [This is the best explanation I've seen on the Venezuelan situation; Jeremy Schall interview linked in the middle, ~36m, with an author on this topic is a MUST LISTEN, imho.]

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This killing and disruption in Venezuela are for much more than their oil, it for the complete surrender of their sovereignty and their succumbing to these conspirators, much like the United States has done.

Venezuela is rich in much more than oil. They are a world leader in gas resources, fresh water, and other minerals and metals, but IMHO the main thorn in the side of the conspirators working toward a One Government World is that Venezuela has not succumbed to their demands of instilling a program of austerity, privatization (yes there is some privatization in areas such as food transport, hence food shortages, pharmaceuticals, hence medicine shortages, etc.), and deregulations. IN 2007 one can remember similar killings in Venezuela when Chavez decided to pull out of the IMF and World Bank, the two main power holds over countries.

Yes, oil is a big issue, but the privatization is the main one as that gives the power to the elite and not the country. Again, look what it has done in the United States. Once all major industries are privatized, they must be deregulated and more controls of the country are stripped. We're seeing that in education in the United States as now teachers no longer even need a degree in education. How far we have fallen.

Thankfully the leaders of Venezuela see this and are fighting. Our leaders have been bought to succumb.

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Important points, Dennis. Thanks.

Submitted on Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 6:52:06 PM

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Also it might be known Venezuela nationalized a gas company in which the Kochs had 35% interest. You can bet your sweet bippy their fingers are in this mess.

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Kind of like the CIA, these characters seem to be under every rock we overturn!

Submitted on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 4:03:01 PM

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