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Venezuela is a hotbed, rife with political accusations, alliances, and – oil. Recognized as having the world’s largest proven reserves of oil, Venezuela’s crisis serves to make it a viable target for the three global powers; US, Russia and China. While oil used to be the new ‘black gold’, as individual countries expanded their resource production, black gold became more akin to black silver. So what’s all the hubbub to control Venezuela really about?
Despite numerous natural resources at their disposal, the economy of Venezuela concentrated heavily on oil production. When the shortages in the late 1970’s parlayed to a glut in the 1980’s, Venezuela’s government failed to diversify the economy to balance this shift. Exports accounted for nearly 17% of the GDP and oil represented 95% of the exports. When the price of crude tanked, Venezuela was left holding an empty nozzle.
…and Hugo Chavez’ solution was to institute welfare reforms and subsidies. Instead of diversifying the economy, Chavez further spiraled any chance for a recovery by instituting Socialist ideologies. Fast forward and the Maduro Socialist regime is now facing a collapsed society with inflation rates at 2.3 million%. Population below poverty rate was 20% in 2015 and is estimated to be 87%-90% today.
Despite rich land, Venezuela’s agriculture production is abysmal. Foreign companies have fled, and despite rich resources of iron, ore, gold, diamonds, coal, nickel and bauxite, production has fallen to a drizzle. In 2014, General Motors moved out due to a lack of equipment and supplies.
With the US being Venezuela’s biggest trade partner, China slowly gained traction under the Maduro regime plowing billions into the destitute economy and climbing to second place. Russia doesn’t even make the top ten tier in either imports or exports. But Russia has taken a significant look at what the collapse does provide – an opportunity.
While Maduro was not ‘aligned’ with the US given his dictatorship moral, Venezuela did represent a significant trade partner with $3.45 billion in US imports (38% of Venezuela’s total) and $11.6billion in US exports (42% of Venezuela’s total).
So the US has an obvious economic agenda and a prosperous Venezuela is good juju for the US. Hence the country and its assets are prime target practice for whoever lands their flag. The US telling Russia to get out is like telling the Federal Reserve to dismantle… ain’t goin’ to happen.
Russia’s interest, China’s interest, are simply analogous to vulture business deals; an opportunity presents itself, advantage is established. From a business standpoint it is similar to mergers and acquisitions. But the US had ‘first’ interest given our trade partnership, and maintaining that level requires either helping Maduro move from a Socialist regime to a capitalist one, or finding someone who will without being assassinated in the process.
Manufactured by SmartMatic, the machines have come under scrutiny for being easily hacked so as to manipulate an election. The current Chairman of SmartMatic is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown of the UK. Malloch-Brown is a former UK government minister, UN Deputy Secretary General with specialties in the World Bank, and former journalist for our very own Rothschild syndicate, The Economist.
Malloch-Brown has been a vocal critic of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the US at large, while being praised by the likes of John Podesta… Malloch was the Vice Chair for Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute.
Today, Malloch is co-chair of the Board of Trustees for the International Crisis Group. The current President of the International Crisis Group is Robert Malley who was an advisor and special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and special ISIS adviser to Obama.
It was SmartMatic machines that were used in Obama’s 2012 re-election. And in 2015, Malloch-Brown made a presentation before the Atlantic Council to support modernized voting technology—namely touchscreen machines and optical scanners—which are already in use in 307 counties and 16 states in the U.S. Elections are rigged. Attempting to defer the risk to a programmable hacked machine is a sales tactic. We now know that 307 counties and 16 states – are rigged. We also know that SmartMatic machines are used in the UK. Smartmatic now operates under the holding company, SGO Corporation Limited.
The Board of Directors of SGO includes David Giampaolo. He is also a member of the Global Partners Council at the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). Founded by James Balsillie, William Janeway and George Soros, INET is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working in promotion of new economic theories to address social issues such as wealth inequality and environmental sustainability.
Again we find that the Swampland of the US is intricately entwined in the Swampland of the UK with PM May leading the anti-BREXIT BREXIT tribulation into the fiery pits of Gog and Magog, while the Cabal, not the US, intervenes and manipulates coups and election tabulation.
You have morals. The Bible says what? THOU SHALT NOT TEMP THE DEVIL. Why would Jesus say this? Because the devil is pure evil, and you’re not. (Here is a good book on the subject by Scott Peck.) To see evil you must remember, the devil is smart. To see evil, you must look at the pattern of destruction that lies in its wake.
The other reason is, you must understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. As a MORAL Christian, you’d assume he’s trying to destroy your religion. He isn’t. He’s trying to MAKE MONEY. He’s done this his whole life. He destroyed the British Pound and the Thai Baht just to make money. He called the economic collapse of 2009 the crowning achievement of his life.
Who could ever say anything so absurd? (Besides Obama.) There are tens of thousands of madrassas spread out across the Islamic world. They’re in Saudi Arabia (all around Mecca) In Pakistan, Qatar, Bangladesh, Iran, India, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey. What is their slogan? Death to the infidel.
Can you imagine the Catholic Church operating madrassas in Rome?
My mother HATED Donald Trump. She thought of Trump the same way she thought of Rex Ryan, the old coach of the Buffalo Bills. She thought they were arrogant blowhards. But she watched Fox News.
Contrary to what the media thinks, Democrats don’t watch CNN or MSNBC. Lunatics do. The viewership of these two channels is near zilch. In fact, if you look at the areas that Trump won in states that he lost, he made VERY clear inroads into areas that Obama won.
To put it in her words, “they’re nothing but a bunch of assholes.” (Mom didn’t mince words)
They’re part of a leftist trend I like to refer to as mock TV. They go way back, starting with the old black-face comedians of vaudeville, to assholes like Don Rickles, and more recently to Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, the current boneheads at SNL, Steven Cobert, Rachael Maddow, Fareed Zacharia and probably a dozen more.
They’re not funny. Although I do admit to laughing at some Jon Stewart skits, I can’t remember even cracking a smile at the rest of them, and believe me, I can laugh at ANYTHING. I just don’t find old, regurgitated black-face jokes funny, and neither did my mother.
My mother, on the other hand, was fiercely pro-American, insanely Democratic and totally hated racism and sexism of any kind. My father’s best friend was black, and our family thought of him as a relative. When my oldest daughter told her she was going to Wellesley College, my mother acted like she landed on the moon! The same college as Hillary Clinton!!!!!
When she visited Wellesley and Mount Holyoke, where my youngest went, she was in leftist liberal nirvana. She literally beamed. She sat with a smile pasted across her face listening to Valery Jarret give Sarah’s coomencement speech as if it was the second coming of Jesus. Vespers ar Mount Holyoke was like she met Frank Sinatra.
The Democrats, as well as their minion cable channels have painted themselves into a corner. This is what they don’t get. If you look at a KKK sign from the 40’s, what do they say?
AND NO CATHOLICS
The Democrats retained the Catholic vote for decades in the US because the Republicans hated Catholics. My best friend growing up told me I was going to hell because I was a Catholic. But those days are long gone. The Democrats are losing the Catholic vote and trying to make up for it with immigrants. The problem is, those immigrants ARE MOSTLY CATHOLIC!
She was a true Democrat to her dying day and for good reason. The unions gave my father a job and fought for him. They retired on a union retirement plan. But she couldn’t watch CNN or MSNBC.