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Russia, China veto US Venezuela Resolution in Security Council; Elliott Abrams' role in the 1981 Massacre El Salvador

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[Introduction: There is so much warranted hostility towards Trump and all of his policies that sometimes it spills over into large scale contempt for anything and everything he does internationally.

I have never observed anything like it in my lifetime, and I have had very extensive experience as a private individual consumer protectionist in dealing with Health Ministers and also Permanent Representatives of many nations at the United Nations.

Even the normally collegial and courteous exchanges that used to go on at OpEdNews have been ruptured into rants and raves, angry exchanges and harsh criticisms, no matter what you say. This makes any kind of journalistic effort twenty times more difficult.

This is really wearying when one is merely reporting the news. A journalist is expected to be part of the cheering section or the booing section, no matter what the issue. On Venezuela, for example, many readers want you to condemn Maduro or to condemn Trump or Maduro or to condemn Bernie Sanders for not condemning Maduro. It really is quite absurd, when you stop to think about it.

That is just the problem right there: not many folks are even stopping to think about any or all of this, not at all.

Thus, in this article I will focus on the wide ranging aspects of Venezuela news, and the only person I feel deserves condemnation is Trump's special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams; Abrams was condemned many years ago for his actions to destroy so much of El Salvador, and yes; in 2019, he is still condemned, if to no more than my own humble Buddhist conception of Hell.

Don't forget the underlying motivation for the US in all of this: OIL, and apparently, no amount of turmoil resulting from the hearings in the House of Representative seems to be slowing down Donald Trump and the rest of his entrenched Kletptocracy.]


"Reeling in its own economic collapse, Venezuela has descended into a major political crisis when Guaido declared himself to be the interim president in January and that Maduro was no longer legitimate. Guaido heads the National Assembly and is now backed by more than 50 countries." The US and dozens of other nations have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president, but Maduro still controls the military, state institutions and oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), which provides 90 percent of the country's export revenue.

From the UK publication, the Guardian, please see also: click here

Plus Reuters coverage from Al Jazeera:

click here


Today, Russia, China vetoed US measure on Venezuela in UN Council

Before the Security Council vote took place earlier this week, French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre, in support of the US-drafted resolution, said it "does not represent a legal basis for a use of force, nor an attempt to undermine the sovereignty of Venezuela."

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