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The Top Five Real Reasons the US Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

    The Top Five Real Reasons the US Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The United States’ various forms of intervention in Venezuela have generally been dressed up and sold to the American public in pro-democracy and humanitarian costumes.   The high-minded rhetoric notwithstanding, here are the top five real reasons the U.S. wants regime change in Venezuela.   1) Venezuela is a Bolivarian Socialist Republic The…

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Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

    Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life: You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up your pant leg. A U.S. presidential administration will…

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Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

    Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

WASHINGTON — Last Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a disturbing interview to Fox Business Network in which he divulged his plans to form a NATO-type alliance against Iran. The U.S. has long accused Iran of supporting terrorism, accusations that have ramped up under the Trump administration. Pompeo said, without a hint of…

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Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup

    Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup

WASHINGTON — For much of the past twenty years, critics of U.S. foreign policy have noted that it is often countries with sizeable oil reserves that most often find themselves the targets of U.S.-backed “humanitarian” interventions aimed at “restoring democracy.” Analysis of the nearly two-decades-long U.S. effort aimed at regime change and “democracy promotion” in…

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Internal US Gov’t Document Outlines Program of ‘Economic Warfare’ on Venezuela

  Internal US Gov’t Document Outlines Program of ‘Economic Warfare’ on Venezuela

GrayZone Project — Venezuela has suffered from an economic crisis in recent years, and while the US government and corporate media outlets have blamed this hardship solely on the ruling socialist party, internal US government documents acknowledge that Washington has been using what it clearly describes as “financial weapons” to wage “economic warfare” on the…

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Hoping for Control Over its Oil, Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Hijack Yemen’s Parliament

  Hoping for Control Over its Oil, Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Hijack Yemen’s Parliament

SANA’A, YEMEN — Hoping to secure control of Yemen’s oil-rich provinces, Saudi Arabia is attempting to circumvent Yemen’s legitimate parliament by holding its own parliament sessions outside of Yemen’s capital. Saudi Arabia hopes the move, which will see a separate Saudi-backed Yemeni parliament meeting in Aden or in Saudi Arabia in early 2019, will force…

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“Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran?

  “Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran?

TEHRAN, IRAN — Earlier this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeated an earlier threat to block ships from leaving the Persian Gulf if the U.S. government continues to seek to block Iranian oil exports. Rouhani’s comments came a day after the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf on Monday in an apparent…

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The Long-term Consequences of Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

  The Long-term Consequences of Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

The next step in the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, when the most severe sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic. Crucially, they apply not only to Iran but to anyone who continues to do business with it. It’s not yet clear how disruptive this move will…

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What’s Really Going On Behind the “Secret” Saudi-Russia Oil Deal

  What’s Really Going On Behind the “Secret” Saudi-Russia Oil Deal

MOSCOW – On Wednesday, Reuters reported the details of a private and “secret” deal reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia, a deal that was aimed at increasing oil output in order to offset the coming shock to oil prices that will follow U.S. efforts to starve Iran of its oil revenues. Notably, Reuters also noted…

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Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran’s Oil Revenues Soar

  Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran’s Oil Revenues Soar

TEHRAN, IRAN — Despite the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign targeting the Iranian economy, Iran’s crude oil and oil product revenues jumped a surprising 60 percent from March 21 to July 23. In addition, figures provided by Iran’s Central Bank show that Iran’s revenues from oil sales soared by 84.2 percent over that same period,…

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