The anti-Venezuela propaganda campaign

The most enlightening aspect of this current anti-democratic, anti-Venezuela propaganda campaign, is the almost complete uniformity of compliance, by almost all media outlets, in most nations, without the merest attempt to question or verify the ludicrous assertions being pushed.

It is exposing the utter dearth of real journalism, independence or integrity of all those "news" organizations.


"All the news you are allowed to hear".


This event provides a very clear sample of the extreme control exerted over both our actual foreign policy and virtaully all media / news groups, by whichever shadowy individuals or group that are really making all the important decisions, not just for our US "democracy" and Trump, but for most of the rest of World.


It would not be very difficult to trace this well-exposed and quite blatant "chain of command" from the real source, down to Trump et al, assuming there are any investigative journalists, or group of democracy defending officials left to do so.


The CIA / NSA could track it down in a few minutes, if they are not already aware, which we must assume they are, as they appear totally unconcerned that some group other than the USG is very obviously running this nation.


Perhaps the CIA are the actual conduit for such command decisions.


Who really gave the CIA, Trump and the MSM their marching orders to attack Venezuela?


Ward Tipton Added Feb 12, 2019 - 6:45am
"Who really gave the CIA, Trump and the MSM their marching orders to attack Venezuela?"
Banksters. Read Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 12, 2019 - 7:55am
Good one. Fully agree...voice from Europe :-)
Dino Manalis Added Feb 12, 2019 - 8:39am
 It's anti-Maduro, not anti-Venezuela, he's the problem and has become a dictator to stay in power.  Maduro has to leave to stop the suffering and allow Venezuela to restore democracy and prosperity.
Michael B Bagala Added Feb 12, 2019 - 10:40am
" almost all media outlets, in most nations, without the merest attempt to question or verify the ludicrous assertions being pushed."
The reason is this
or decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.
Ward Tipton Added Feb 12, 2019 - 10:51am
Ummmm, look at some of the congressional hearings from the seventies ... the propaganda arm of the federal government in the form of the press has been ongoing for as long as their have been national news outlets ... and it has been lawful since ... somewhere in the thirties I believe ... it was a Joint House Resolution ... started with 5 as a I recall, but cannot remember the exact number. 
Johnny Fever Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:03am
Venezuela is not under attack.  Most of the industrialized world recognize that it's a country on the verge of collapse.  So instead of armed intervention, it's doing what it can to facilitate a peaceful regime change.  
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:28am
So instead of armed intervention, it's doing what it can to facilitate a peaceful regime change.  
Two words for you, no not those words, they're Elliott Abrams. 
Stone-Eater Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:33am
Venezuela is just another one in a long list. The last was Ukraine. The next will be Iran. Syria didn't work as planned, maybe because there was no Powell flip chart around LOL 
Jim Stoner Added Feb 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
It's very hard to defend the current regime, and I have no desire to do so.  But the fact is that it is well-entrenched, and there isn't going to be any outside military intervention.  It's probably possible to get some Venezuelan military officers-those with less personal commitments to "chavismo"-- to switch, though. 
Unrepentant Added Feb 12, 2019 - 3:39pm
Fuck Venezuela. They're a bunch of stupid, incompetent assholes who are dragging an entire nation down with them, and in that sense, they get whatever they fucking deserve. Nuke 'em until they glow and then shoot the motherfuckers at night. Fuck 'em, and everyone who looks and acts like them, too.
Cullen Kehoe Added Feb 12, 2019 - 7:27pm
It still doesn't explain how a country with that much oil has so many starving citizens and empty store shelves. The official line was the Zimbabwe scenario unfolding again. All the important industries were turned over the loyal political lackeys who looted them and drove them into the ground. And the people suffered. 
Jeff Michka Added Feb 12, 2019 - 9:44pm
Oh gee....It's that this is what any socialism does to a nation, eh rightist pigs?  Today, it's the USA...Tomorrow because of socialism in the USA, we'll become Venezuela.  Bullshit.  More rightist talking point fear mongering.  Current System: Gooooood...Socialism BAAAAAD, of course.
ChetDude Added Feb 13, 2019 - 12:02am
"Who really gave the CIA, Trump and the MSM their marching orders to attack Venezuela?"
As usual, Exxon Mobile, Shell and friends...
Especially since the fracking "boom" never made any money - just wasted it to create more AGW...
Poor Venezuelan People, they should have learned something from the way USAmerica destroyed the Middle East and not allowed USAmerican oil to be located beneath their soil.
Since they are ignorant greedy pigs, Capitalists aren't allowed to define Socialism -- that's the right reserved for us Socialists:
Socialism is Worker and Community (THE PEOPLE'S) OWNERSHIP of the means of production coupled with democratic processes for decision making that allows the people to achieve consensus about where, when and what to produce, how much and how to do it along with how to fairly and equally distribute what's produced.

Sustainability must be our goal. By sustainability I mean:

1. The integration of human social and economic lives into the environment in ways that tend to enhance or maintain rather than degrade or destroy the environment;

2. A moral imperative to pass on our natural inheritance, not necessarily unchanged, but undiminished in its ability to meet the needs of future generations;

3. Entails determining and staying within the balance point among population, consumption and waste assimilation so that bioregions, watersheds and ecosystems can maintain their ability to recharge, replenish and regenerate.
ChetDude Added Feb 13, 2019 - 12:06am
Stone: I don't believe that Trump's Amerika is strong enough to overcome the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution.
The Trump/corporate democrat coup in Venezuela will fail just as gw bush's did in '02 for many of the same reasons.  Most Venezuelans would rather be "ruled" by one of their own than the Satan from the North.
ChetDude Added Feb 13, 2019 - 12:08am
The USAmerican Empire and its greed for Venezuela's oil have to leave them the f*ck alone in order to stop the suffering and allow the Venezuelan People to retain democracy and restore prosperity.