U.S. Coup Attempt In Venezuela Lacks International Support
U.S. Coup Attempt In Venezuela Lacks International Support from Moon of Alabama
There is little doubt where ‘western’ media stand with regards to the U.S. led coup-attempt(vid) in Venezuela. But their view does not reflect the overwhelming international recognition the Venezuelan government under President Nicolás Maduro continues to have.
The Rothschild family’s house organ, the Economist, changed the background of its Twitter account to a picture of the Random Dude™, Juan Guaidó, who the U.S. regime changers created to run the country.
The Economist @TheEconomist – 23:59 utc- 31 Jan 2019Juan Guaidó and Donald Trump are betting that sanctions will topple the regime before they starve the Venezuelan people econ.st/2DMOeEk
It is quite obvious that Trump’s Illegal Regime Change Operation Will Kill More Venezuelans. The Economist supports that starvation strategy.
The supposedly neutral news agencies are no better than the arch-neoliberal Economist. The Reuters‘ Latin America office also changed its header picture to Random Dude. It reverted that after being called out.
Agence France-Press stated at 11:10 utc yesterday that “tens of thousands” would join a rally.
AFP news agency @AFP – 11:10 utc – 2 Feb 2019Tens of thousands of protesters are set to pour onto the streets of Venezuela’s capital #Caracas Saturday to back opposition leader Juan Guaido’s calls for early elections as international pressure increased on President #Maduro to step down http://u.afp.com/Jouu
That was at 7:10am local time in Caracas several hours before the rally took place. Such “predictive reporting” is now supposed to be “news”. A bit later AFP posted a video:
AFP news agency @AFP – 15:50 utc – 2 Feb 2019″>VIDEO: Thousands of opposition protesters pour onto the streets of Caracas to back Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan #Guaido who is calling for early elections, as international pressure increases on President Nicolas #Maduro to step down
That was at 11:50am local time. The attached video did not show “thousands” but some 200 people mingling around.
Hours later a pro Random Dude rally took indeed place. From what I gathered it was attended by some 50-80 thousand people. (Others calculate less.) Flags of the United States and Israel were raised: 1, 2, 3, 4.
The shorter Washington Post report puts them in paragraph 15 and 16 with lines that are consciously constructed to make the rallies seem tiny and Maduro look like a liar:
The pro-government demonstration in central Caracas had drawn about 300 people by 10:30 a.m. Dressed in red and carrying ruling party flags, they were marching toward the presidential palace.“Our people, once again, overflowing this avenue,” Maduro said, addressing his supporters. “Those who accuse us of being a dictatorship must know that since the foundation of the revolution, we have become a profoundly free and democratic people. Venezuela will never have a dictatorship.”
The rally took place after noon. How many people walked somewhere at 10:30am is irrelevant to the total participation. The pictures prove that the venue where the rally took place was indeed quite full.