Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The globally influential propaganda multiplier news agencies AP and AFP have both informed their readers that a "fugitive" has been extradited to the United States. "Fugitive businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro extradited to US,"
What a timely article highlighting the seamless lockstep of American hegemonic empire between the "deep state fighting" Trump administration and the "deep state serving" Biden administration which followed it. If anyone can find space between the twin ghouls Pompeo and Blinkin, please point it out, because there is none.
International law specifically bars collective punishment or harming noncombatant civilian populations, yet Trump's Pompeo enacted these sanctions with apparent glee, and they continue under his democratic counterpart. No amount of partisan propaganda changes this.
As is so often the case, the United States acts shamefully and illegally. The remedy to this increasingly lies outside of our current political duopoly.
I sometimes feel like one of those millions of "Good" Germans who went on about their lives, went to work, raised their kids, and looked the other way as the trains carried their Jewish neighbors away. What will history make of us? People like me who feel helpless to affect change and so simply go on with our lives as the government we support with our tax dollars continues to kill both the environment and countless fellow humans. Thanks for not being like me, Caitlin.
When I was posting this piece on social media, I was looking for an attention-getting quote and realized that every bit of this essay should be required reading for all Americans.
Typical American warfare: punish civilians from afar with bombs and drones and starvation.
«modern siege warfare tactics». No, darling. It has been a recurring tactic of empires in the past and now.
«modern siege warfare tactics», no querida. Ha sido una táctica recurrente de los imperios en el pasado y ahora.
Today's Fake News You Can Trust! About sums it up, and the UN is as fake or more so than any, as are the 'international laws'. America under Socialism is so great, remember? Right there with Venezuela now. No one is coming...yet.
Caitlin Johnstone you should fix this, as it is simply not true: "the crushing US sanctions which have been starving Venezuelan civilians to death by the tens of thousands." The sanctions are killing around 30,000-40,000 a year, according to CEPR's study, but nobody ever said these people are dying from starvation. To say that is just false.
I thought the world Bank perished with the Twin Towers.
I love Caitlin's writing but I don't understand how she picks which parts of a news item are real. Why would we assume Saab was extradited to face justice in the US? It is at least as likely that it was done for Saab's own protection, or for the protection of corrupt buddies, or not done at all. Or perhaps he is defecting and arranged this as the cover story.
It doesn't make sense to council skepticism then take newsprint like this at face value.
More America bashing, when it should be bashing The They as The They use America, Venezuela and well, the World. This article actually serves The They's current 5th Gen Warfare 'Hate America!' narrative. All good intentions aside. The They use everybody. I'm not sure we can get out from under our own prejudices and see the real Actors. Everything is 'chatter'.