Washington wants to ensure that there is suffering, in order that Maduro can be overthrown by those whom it has deprived of the basic necessities of life. Further, it wants its own man to be at the Top.
If Putin and Xi would respond positively to Trump’s proposal for a meeting in a “beautiful room” something important could come out of this, Edward Lozansky believes.
The US military has gone from dealing with direct threats (Germany, Japan) to direct threats via proxy (USSR in Korea/Vietnam) to overinflated threats (Iraq, Afghanistan) to fake threats (today’s Russia).
How, even after the disaster of Libya, European leaders can ignore the long history of interventions in Venezuela, to support a new intervention?
The poverty and violence that now rack Venezuela result from a broader situation in which selling what shouldn’t even be bought has run its miserable course until the final act.
America in the Middle East is not “a force for good”, but a force to protect oppressive and expansionist authoritarian regimes on the one hand and exploit the resources of the host country on the other.
What the White House is intent on doing, it seems, is redirecting its military forces in the region away from dead-end causes for a more aggressive stance towards Iran.
The British Empire is dead. It is time for Airstrip One to wake up and recognize its real place in a very different world.