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Strategies and tactics of covert and overt warfare have been applied against different nations in the region, ranging from,
Regardless of who’s in the White House –
democrat or republican – when it comes to Latin America, the Empire’s
policies remain the same.
Since the April 2002 coup, there has been a dangerous escalation in attacks and destabilization attempts against the Bolivarian Revolution. Although many fell beneath the seductive smile and poetic words of Barack Obama, it’s not necessary to look beyond the past year to see the intensification of Washington’s aggressions against Venezuela.
The largest military expansion in history in the
region – through the US occupation of Colombia – the reactivation of the
Fourth Fleet of the US Navy, as well as an increased US military presence in
the Caribbean, Panama and Central America throughout the past year, can be
interpreted as preparation for a conflict scenario in the region.
Soon, Washington will publish its annual list of
“state sponsors of terrorism”, and if Venezuela is placed on the list this
year, the region could be on the brink of an unprecedented military
A US Air Force document justifying the need to
increase military presence in Colombia affirmed that
Washington is preparing for “expeditionary warfare” in South America.
On the Verge of War
The Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community – which has mentioned Venezuela in years past, but not nearly with the same emphasis and extension – particularly signaled out President Chavez as a major “threat” to US interests.
Days after the report was published, the State Department presented its 2011 budget to Congress.
In addition to an increase in financing through USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to fund opposition groups in Venezuela – more than $15 million USD – there was also a $48 million USD request for the Organization of American States (OAS) to,
One week later, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the OAS – funded by Washington – emitted a whopping 322-page report slamming Venezuela for human rights violations, repression of the press and undermining democracy.
Despite the fact that it was a report – and a Commission – dedicated to the topic of human rights, the detailed study barely mentioned the immense achievements of the Chavez government in advancing human rights; advances which have been recognized and applauded over the past five years by the United Nations.
The evidence used by the OAS to elaborate the
report came from opposition testimonies and biased media outlets, a clear
demonstration of dangerous subjectivity.
President Chavez reiterated that his government has absolutely no ties with any terrorist group in the world.
The Empire Has No Color
She expressed her “great concern” for democracy and human rights in Venezuela, accusing President Chavez of not “contributing in a constructive manner” to regional progress.
In a cynical tone, Clinton advised President
Chavez to “look further south” for inspiration, instead of towards Cuba.
It’s no coincidence that her first tour of the
region coincided with the announcement of a new Latin American and Caribbean
Community of States, which excludes the presence of the US and Canada.
Subsequently, armed forces are strategically
deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action.
Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to
debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its
vulnerability and weakening its defenses.
However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon.