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United States, get your thieving bloody hands off Venezuela!

John Bolton wants US oil
corporations, instead of
PDVSA, which is owned
by the Venezuelan people,
to be able to extract,
export & sell Venezuela's
natural wealth (see
embedded video).

The most recent of many attempts by the United States to overthrow the government of Venezuela has also failed, but not without a terrrible cost. According to a 27 page report by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs (pdf here) the sanctions imposed on Venezuela since 2017 and theft of billions of dollars of Venezuela's gold and bank deposits have cost the lives of 40,000 Venezuelans, yet, in spite of all these hardships, ordinary Venezuelans, including members of the armed forces, rallied to defeat the attempted coup of 30 April.

The United States government leaders have made little effort to conceal their motives for having caused this much death and suffering. Watch below, National Security adviser John Bolton (pictured above), explain to Fox News on 29 January 2019 how United States' oil corporations will soon be able to able to take over the extraction and export of Venezuelan petroleum once their actions against Venezuela achieves their goal of having their appointed 'President' Juan Guaido take over from from the elected President Nicolas Maduro.

US coup in Venezuela motivated by oil and corporate interests - Neocon John Bolton spills the beans

"We're looking at the oil assets. That's the single most important income stream to the government of Venezuela. We're looking at what to do to that. We're in conversation with major American companies now. I think we're trying to get to the same end result here."

"It'll make a big difference to the United States, economically, if we could have American oil companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela. It'd be good for the people of Venezuela. It'd be good for the people of the United States. We both have a lot at stake here making this come out the right way."

The above confirms the worst fears of the motives of the neo-con swamp that still controls the White House's foreign policy: All their platitudes about 'freedom' and 'democracy' for Venezuela are nothing more than a cynical smokescreen to cover their plans to take from Venezuela its natural wealth and hand it across to their corporate mates.

Until these thieving, lying criminals are thrown out of office and, together with their military industrial complex mates, are made to face justice, there cannot be peace.

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On 23 January 2019, Juan Guaidó, who was virtually unknown in Venezuela at the time, declared himself 'interim President of Venezuela.' He did this at the behest of his masters in the United States government: Secretary of State Pompeo and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolton on at least one occasion shamelessly stated that he wanted U.S. oil corporations to be able to exploit Venezuela's oil wealth once the elected President Nicolas Maduro had been replaced by Guaidó.

In spite of Guaido's clear act of treason on behalf of a country which has repeatedly interfered destructively in the affairs of Venezuela and practically every other country in Latin America since before the start of the twentieth century, Guaidó and his supporters have, astonishingly, been allowed until now, to freely walk around Venezuela in pursuit of their nefarious goals. Guaido has openly asked for an invasion of Venezuela by the United States, and called for the continuation of the sanctions which have so devastated his country, costing 40,000 lives by one estimate!

Finally, nearly eight months later, it seems that the Venezuelan government has finally decided to act against Guaidó, even if not explicitly for the actions described above.

As Stephen Lendman reports in Venezuelan Usurper Guaido to Be Charged with High Treason? (7/9/10):

Until now, his government failed to hold Guaido accountable for sedition and treason, the highest of high crimes against the state.

On Friday, Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek Saab said the following:

“We have initiated an investigation (into) an illegal negotiation behind the country's back (by Guaido) that intends to withdraw the historical claim our country has on the territory of Essequibo. The facts imply a crime of treason.”

Preceding his remarks, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez accused Guaido of being part of a “criminal organization” — aiming to hand Bolivarian territory and resources to foreign corporations, including ExxonMobil.

In April, Guaido's parliamentary immunity was lifted. He faces various charges, including “usurping the functions of the president.”

On Thursday, Maduro asked prosecutors to charge him with treason, urging “(t)he Public Ministry and the Attorney General's Office have to act expeditiously because pretending to deliver the Essequibo is a crime of treason to the Fatherland.”

Maduro urged Venezuelans to defend the nation's “legitimate and non-renounceable” territorial rights over the Essequibo region.

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino defended his country's claim to the territory, saying: “The Sun of Venezuela is born in the Essequibo.”

The territory is located in southeastern Venezuela. It's rich in oil and other natural resources. It links the Caribbean Sea with the Orinoco River.

Venezuelan authorities have audio recordings between illegitimate Guaido envoy to Britain Vanessa Neumann and his “outside advisor” Manuel Avendano to “deliver the Essequibo” to ExxonMobil and other corporate interests, Rodriguez saying:

“The criminal organization headed by Juan Guaido had initiated concrete actions to illegally appropriate Venezuela's assets, financial resources, Venezuelan gold, Venezuelan debt, to enrich themselves and to serve transnational interests.”

What’s likely next? Will Guaido be formally charged with treason, arrested, jailed and prosecuted?

He was guilty of the highest of high political crimes against the state by illegally self-declaring himself interim president in January — attempting to illegally usurp power in cahoots with the Trump regime.

Accountability for his criminal actions is long overdue!

The U.S. has since warned the Venezuelan government that there will be consequences should it proceed to prosecute Guaidó. Let's hope the Venezuelan government stands up to this bullying. Certainly the U.S. should be made to feel welcome to send an attorney to defend Guaidó before the Venezuelan courts, but the International community must tell the U.S. to let the Venezuelan justice system take its course and to get its thieving, bloody hands out of Venezuela!