Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Alex Saab v. The Empire: How the US Is Using Lawfare To Punish a Venezuelan Diplomat

quote [ Saab’s “crime” — according to the U.S. government, which ordered the imprisonment — was money laundering. That is, Saab conducted perfectly legal international trade. Still, his circumventing of the U.S. sanctions – which are designed to prevent relief to the Venezuelans – is considered by Washington to be money laundering.

After a two-year investigation into Saab’s transactions with Swiss banks, the Swiss government concluded on March 25 that there was no money laundering. Saab is being prosecuted because he is serving his country’s interest rather than that of the U.S. Saab was born in Colombia but now holds Venezuelan citizenship. ]

US aid to Venezuela driven by more than just need: report - A new report finds that the US deployment of aid was aimed in part to unseat Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

lol, you don't say. I find it morbidly hilarious that while the US was pushing the narrative that Maduro was a monstrous dictator, their replacement of Juan Guaido (who has since been accused of laundering aid funds.) was heavily supported by Colombia which is now only finally getting press for protest movements that have been going on and off for years.

Former CIA Agent John Stockwell Talks about How the CIA Worked in Vietnam and Elsewhere

John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years. Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies.

U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes

US firm CLS Strategies spread propaganda on Facebook & Instagram for the Bolivia coup regime and right-wing opposition in Venezuela and Mexico

US Sanctions Take Aim at Venezuela and TeleSUR, Force Abby Martin’s “Empire Files” to Shut Down

The U.S. government is seeking as well to cripple the teleSUR media network, despite the fact that it is funded by several other countries.

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[by steele@6:02pmGMT]

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