It is extraordinary that the world accepts the extra-territoriality of US law. There is no basis for the absurd claim that the US serves as the legislative body for the entire world.
Washington announces that it has selected the president of Venezuela, a Washington puppet who not only was not elected by the Venezuelan people but has never been a candidate in a presidential election, and the announcement that Washington has chosen the president of Venezuela becomes the basis for overthrowing a democratic government. The mythical "Western Democracies" line up behind the lie in order to aid Washington in plundering a country.
This is "Western democracy" as it really is. We should be very ashamed that we, the people, permitted the United States government to degenerate into criminality and barbarity.
Caitlin Johnstone shows How Utterly and Irredeemably Corrupt Are the US and UK Governments.
John Pilger demonstrates that tyranny has displaced democracy in the US and UK, both of which are now officially Gestapo states.