Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats
Flowers, Margaret; Zeese, Kevinhttp://countercurrents.org/2019/03/18/venezuela-us-imperialism-is-based-on-lies-and-threats/
Date Written: 18/03/2019
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23531
First-hand report of a delegation to Venezuela from the US. They say the coup is weak and the Venezuelan people are strong and Maduro has their support.
Our delegation met with community groups, political parties and members of the government, including a private meeting with President Maduro. One theme that became obvious during the visit is that the United States imperialism is fundamentally weak. It relies on lies and bullying threats to get its way. So far, Venezuelans are resisting everything the US and its allies are throwing at it, but they remain vigilant and concerned about an escalation of attacks....
Maduro explained that the attack on the electrical grid came from the United States. There is evidence it emanated from Houston, the home of the company that provided infrastructure for the grid, and Chicago. There were also attacks on power lines and substations inside Venezuela. When a section was repaired, it would be attacked again.
Maduro told us the plan had been for the attack on the electrical grid to cause chaos and confusion in order to provide an excuse for US intervention. The plan failed. Venezuelans realized this was part of the US-led coup campaign, and rather than becoming divided, they united.