from VoltaireNetwork Website
The Libyan rebels’ August 23 attack on the Venezuelan embassy and compound in Tripoli went largely unreported, though fatalities were narrowly averted as Venezuelan ambassador Afif Tajeldine and the embassy staff moved to a safer location at the last moment and left Libya shortly thereafter.
It transpired in the wake of the incident that
Venezuela’s embassy was the only one looted in the whole neighborhood,
meaning that the attack which, according to eyewitness accounts, was guided
by individuals of European appearance and military posture, specifically
targeted the country’s mission.
It is widely expected that the approach the Empire put to work to destabilize Libya and Syria will in the foreseeable future be employed in Venezuela…
Reuters mentioned the plan on August 17, saying that,
Outbreaks of protests in Venezuela will be backed by vocal media campaigns launched by,
...and will likely be paralleled by acts of vandalism and street killings perpetrated by terrorist groups which will sneak into Venezuela from other countries.
On the whole, what Venezuela will face is an
upgraded color revolution brand involving a stronger than ever component of
armed violence. The Pentagon, the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S.
Department of State, and the corresponding agencies of Great Britain, Spain,
Israel, Canada, and others certainly have the task of preventing the
re-election of Chavez in 2012 written into their agendas…
His program is practical in character and is spelled out with utmost clarity. Reliance on popular support and a loyal army should help neutralize whatever conspiracies, and the Empire’s dominance will not last indefinitely. Chavez’s optimism is based on the realization that the U.S. in its current imperial shape is doomed, as by the middle of the XXI century recurrent economic crises and domestic strife between political factions, ethnic groups, and corporate giants will irreversibly erode its might.
Step by step, at the cost of bloodshed and human sufferings, the U.S. will have to shed the role of the world gendarme and global parasite.
Foreign-policy escapades and attempts to
bulldoze defiant regimes which will continue to proliferate only bring
closer the era of the U.S. agony. Chavez is convinced that the demise of the
Empire will put the final dot in the long search of solutions for the
historically doomed imperialist system.
As a result, plans pop up to use countries’ armed forces against their own populations, and armies are already being trained accordingly.
on terror” in which the U.S. armed forces routinely confronted
civilians deformed the mentality of the U.S. officers corps to the point
where they seem to have lost all inhibitions about such missions as wiping
out domestic conspiracies allegedly waged by Muslim extremists, populist
leaders, the reds, the anti-systemic underground, etc.
With the U.S. constituencies wary of having to deal with conflicts in Syria, Iran, the Caucasus or elsewhere, only a drama comparable to September 11 can revive the population’s militancy.
Chavez believes firmly that the September 11 terrorist attack was masterminded by the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities. Knowing that the elites of,
working against Venezuela, he frequently revisits the theme and urges
Venezuelan TV channels to air programs warning about likely provocations
meant to undermine the Bolivarian regime.
The rise of regional centers of power will be
gaining momentum as a result, and even the countries under various pretexts
routed by NATO will gradually see anti-American forces prevail in domestic
politics. In the world of today, any aggression invariably meets with
Confrontation for its own sake cannot be Chavez’s intention considering the obvious disparity between the U.S. and Venezuela, but the latter has to diversify its international relations and seek viable alternatives to the status it had in the pre-Chavez epoch when the country used to be the Empire’s associated state “freely” consenting to exist as another Puerto Rico.
At that time, the Venezuelan upper class was americanized to the extent of contemplating the country’s full integration into the U.S.
Dumping oil to the global market at ridiculous prices and enjoying the full range of comforts available to the Golden Billion was the dream of the liberals who were dislodged by the Venezuelan revolution to become Chavez’s main foes.
These are the people slamming Chavez over every step meant to strengthen Venezuela’s independence.
...are unacceptable as measures killing the opposition’s
chances for a comeback.
Chavez said that, as the U.S. and European economies are sinking, the time has come to tap into the potentials of such countries as China, Russia, and Brazil and described pulling the holdings out of the U.S. and Europe as,
No doubt, the strategy behind the transfer of assets from Western banks is not limited to the above regards - the de facto confiscation of Libya’s reserves known as “Gadhafi’s gold” must have also been taken into account in Venezuela.
The Venezuelan government has reasons to believe that under certain circumstances the country’s holdings in the West may face a freeze, for example, under the pretext that Western companies would press compensation claims related to nationalizations in Venezuela.
The repatriation of gold reserves should also
help Venezuela sustain economic buoyancy if the dollar and Euro suffer a
At the moment, slightly under 58% of Venezuela’s gold reserves totaling 365 tons are stored outside of the country.
ALBA countries seem receptive to Chavez’s call for holdings repatriation. It should be noted as well that, visiting Caracas in August, 2011, Russian diplomacy chief S. Lavrov indicated that Moscow would readily consider Venezuela’s offer to host its holdings, thus de facto expressing support for the course Chavez was steering.
Beijing’s reaction was essentially the same as
The Venezuelan leader’s radical message that the U.S. and European economies are sinking surely resonated with those who are able to listen.