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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    General Ramon Rangel defection, a Chavista that spent several years in Cuba, is very damaging to Maduro’s regime. He knows very well the business wheeling and dealing between Venezuela and Cuba, the secret about Chavez death in Cuba, and the infiltration in the Venezuela military by the Castroit regime.
    While all these "signs" are interesting, it seems that Venezuelans aren't going to ever catch a break. I still can't get it out of my head seeing a decent Venezuelan couple picking thorough come Colombian garbage to find something to eat. Even in Cuba, I never saw that.

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    The Case for Force in Venezuela
    The Case for Force in Venezuela - WSJ

    How to back the regime’s opponents without sending in the Marines.

    By Mary Anastasia O’Grady - June 2, 2019

    Despite extreme repression under the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, the case for a U.S. military invasion of Venezuela remains unconvincing. Yet the case for the use of force by Venezuelans—with organizational and intelligence support from the U.S. and regional allies—has never been stronger.

    Venezuela is occupied by Cuba and Russia and by Iranian proxies. China is also a Maduro ally though it relies on commercial relations to sink its claws into the country. These imperialists may not share a common vision. But they have a common interest, which is to redraw the geopolitical map of the Western Hemisphere to minimize U.S. influence.

    The occupiers have no incentive to back off. A complex web of Venezuelan criminals help them do their dirty work, and they face no imminent threat to their dominance over the population.

    The Trump administration has sought a nonviolent resolution. It has imposed sanctions and offered Venezuelan military commanders generous packages to jump sides.

    But Havana, Moscow and Tehran—along with Chinese credit—offer the thugs running the country something better: the status quo. As long as they have the guns and what’s left of the butter, they have no reason to care about Venezuelans who starve or flee.

    This Maduro “mafia”—as Adm. Craig Faller, head of the U.S. Southern Command, has referred to the regime in Caracas—will need to be forcibly removed. Venezuela’s democratic institutions will need to be rebuilt. Both those tasks belong to Venezuelans. Only they can secure their own democracy.
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    Seems that non-military options have gone nowhere, and a military option is inevitable. North Korea and Iran are watching what the U.S. is going to do with Venezuela since the outcome will affect them too. One military option could be that the U.S stablish a maritime blockade and Venezuelan insurgents supported by Colombia and Brazil launch combine military penetration into Venezuela from the West and South borders. This will seal the end of Maduro regime in a short time. Maduro, if still alive, and the military top brass would be indicted for their crimes. And North Korea and Iran would do well to take note.

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    U.N. rights chief Bachelet urges Venezuela to release prisoners
    U.N. rights chief Bachelet urges Venezuela to release prisoners - Reuters

    Corina Pons, Shaylim Castro
    June 22, 2019

    MAIQUETIA, Venezuela, 22 Jun (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday urged Venezuela’s government to release prisoners who were arrested for peacefully protesting, and confirmed that a delegation would remain in the country to monitor the human rights situation.
    Bachelet, a former Chilean president who arrived in Caracas on Wednesday for a three-day visit, met with President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, as well as activists and victims of human rights violations.

    “It was deeply painful to hear the desire of the victims, of their families, to obtain justice in the face of serious human rights violations,” said Bachelet in a press conference at the Maiquetia international airport before leaving Venezuela.

    “I hope that our evaluation, our cooperation, and our assistance will help reinforce the prevention of torture and access to justice in Venezuela.”
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    Michelle Bachelet, a former Chilean president and member of the socialist party, is worried by the sanctions impose to the Maduro regime that have exacerbate the economic crises. Obviously Maduro invitation to Bachelet to visit Venezuela is a scheme to by time. After Bachelet left, the regime arrested six members of Venezuela's military and police, one of them an Air Force brigadier general. The message to Bachelet is loud and clear.

    This week the U.N. Human Rights Council is in session and over 50 nations will put pressures on Maduro regime to quit. The talks in Norway between delegates of Guaidó and Maduro have collapsed. A fleet of Russian warships have arrived in Havana in an official visit and a Russian air force plane has landed in Venezuela, a perfect timing. This of course is to send a message to the Trump administration. The good thing about this is that is getting very bad.

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Cubans in the palace, illicit gold deals: Maduro’s ex-spy chief speaks out

    In interviews with The Post, Gen. Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera gave new details of the failed uprising to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

    "If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period." --Michael Crichton

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Venezuela is the country with the highest inflation, food and medicine shortages and a large number of political prisoners. Four millions of Venezuelans, close to 15% of the population, have fled the country, one of the larger mass migration on record. The South American countries have absorbed most of the migrants, creating a big economic problem for them. The writing is on the wall. Maduro regime has to go in one way or another.

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Orly? View Post
    Socialism/communism, leftist ideals are to blame..
    You mean "leftists" like Putin? He is solely responsible for Maduro still being in power and Trump has no concept of the Monroe doctrine.

    Maduro is also an important ally for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has built his reputation at home on his ability to project Russia’s power into parts of the world where the Soviet Union once held sway.
    Approximately 400 suspected mercenaries were dispatched to Venezuela that same week to protect Maduro from harm, Reuters reported. The mercenaries are associated with a group called Wagner, a private military contractor that employs more than a thousand former Russian soldiers. The shadowy group has reportedly fought for Russian interests in Syria and Ukraine, although the Kremlin describes them as unaffiliated volunteers.
    Why Russia wants Nicolas Maduro to stay in charge of Venezuela - National | Globalnews.ca
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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    The US Sanctions Cuban State Company for Transporting Venezuelan Oil
    The US Sanctions Cuban State Company for Transporting Venezuelan Oil

    Cuba continues to rely on Venezuelan oil from the Nicolas Maduro dictatorship, for its existence.
    By Sabrina Martín Last updated Jul 4, 2019


    The US Treasury Department has targeted companies that are working with the Venezuelan dictatorship (Twitter).

    The US Treasury Department has sanctioned the state-owned company Cubametales for its relationship with the Venezuelan regime. In addition, it withdrew sanctions against other companies that have decided to suspend their involvement with the Nicolás Maduro regime.

    The Office of Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) took measures against the Cuban state company responsible for the import and export of oil, due to its continued transportation of crude oil to the island from Venezuela.

    “Maduro is clinging to Cuba to stay in power, buying military and intelligence support, in exchange for oil,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in announcing the new sanctions. According to the United States, the sanctions are intended to interrupt Maduro’s attempts to use oil as a bargaining tool.
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    These sanctions would stops companies that buy and sell oil from Cubametales, to avoid sanctions from OFAC. Maduro militarization of oil tankers will backfire, since give the Trump administration a good reason to impose a blockade.

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    These sanctions would stops companies that buy and sell oil from Cubametales, to avoid sanctions from OFAC. Maduro militarization of oil tankers will backfire, since give the Trump administration a good reason to impose a blockade.
    The sanctions on companies that transport Venezuela oil is crippling the Castroit regime economy due to lack of oil. The island is suffering power blackouts and the waiting lines at gasoline stations are very long, “about three city blocks”, according to independent journalist Vladimir Turró. Another “special especial period” is on the making. The especial period was an extended period of economic crisis that began in 1991 after the collapsed of the Soviet Union.

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    Waiting line to buy gas on Havana’s Malecón

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Cubans Are the Central Nervous System of the [Venezuelan] Regime
    "Cubans Are the Central Nervous System of the [Venezuelan] Regime" – Translating Cuba


    Elliott Abrams admits that the military option is not completely ruled out, although it is not preferred by the US. (@USAenEspanol)

    14ymedio, Havana, 22 July 2019 — Elliott Abrams, a special US envoy for Venezuela, has estimated 25,000 Cubans reside in the country who provide information to the Nicolás Maduro regime, as detailed in an interview with the Spanish newspaper ABC. The ambassador places about 3,000 the Island’s collaborators in Caracas engaged in intelligence work, spying on the military and civilians, or teaching how to torture. The remainder, doctors or teachers, “can also be spies and informers.”

    “To understand [Cuba’s] influence, it is enough to remember that Maduro’s bodyguards are Cubans. As I see it, Cubans are the central nervous system of the regime,” Abrams said, also suggesting the possibility that the attempted coup d’etat on April 30 was discovered by Cuban spies and frustrated by that.
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    Elliot is dead on when he says that “the survival of both regimes is very connected, mainly by oil.” He also said that “Cubans are the central nervous system of the regime.” In that case the nervous system needs to be paralyzed by breaking the communication between the regimes. The U.S. sanctions against PDVSA and Maduro’s officers using a carrot and a stick, so far is working.

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    Re: Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Maduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Elliot is dead on when he says that “the survival of both regimes is very connected, mainly by oil.” He also said that “Cubans are the central nervous system of the regime.” In that case the nervous system needs to be paralyzed by breaking the communication between the regimes. The U.S. sanctions against PDVSA and Maduro’s officers using a carrot and a stick, so far is working.
    On August 5, 2019, President Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Maduro socialist regime. These include property and bank accounts of the regime in the U.S. On top of that Florida Sen. Rick Scott is calling for a naval blockade to stop the flow of Venezuelan oil to the Castroit regime. The knot around the neck of Maduro is tightening.

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