Whenever the US goes to war, plans one, or stages color revolutions or old-fashioned coups to try toppling sitting governments, establishment media can be relied on to cheerlead what demands denunciation, operating as supportive imperial tools.
Venezuela is in the eye of US rage to topple its democratic government, wanting equity and justice in the country eliminated, replaced by corporate power looting its resources, enforcing serfdom on its people, transforming the state into a plantation for profit-making, police state harshness targeting nonbelievers.
With Venezuela’s borders blocked to prevent entry of Trump regime Trojan horse “aid,” a political stunt unrelated to helping its people, DJT hardliners knew in advance their scheme would fail.
It was prelude for the next round of war on Venezuela by other means, likely greater violence than already planned—to be wrongfully blamed on Maduro, US imperial victims consistently blamed for high crimes committed against them.
Commenting on what happened over the weekend, the self-styled newspaper of record NYT laughably called the stunt “badly needed food and medicine”—failing to explain the Trump regime’s motive or that the amount was a virtually meaningless gesture.
The Times ignored over 1,000 tons of genuinely welcomed legitimate aid supplied by Russia, China, Cuba and other countries, not an imperial stunt, more to come, donating countries wanting to help Venezuelans—countering the Trump’s war by other means, largely responsible for economic hard times.
The Times and other major media refuse to recognize Maduro’s legitimacy. Supporting usurper in waiting Guaido shows allegiance to the Trump regime’s coup plot, an affront to what democracy is all about.
Pathetic Times videos moaned about “hope thwarted along with aid at Venezuela’s border,” another falsely accusing Maduro of “denying Venezuelans US aid”—deplorable propaganda rubbish no responsible editors would tolerate. Times editors featured them to their disgrace.
The neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post pretended that the Trump regime’s border stunt was legitimate aid, along with blaming Maduro for US-orchestrated violence, as well as torching two USAID trucks he and Venezuelan security forces had nothing to do with.
WaPo compounded its Big Lies by falsely accusing Venezuelan soldiers of using “live fire”—“according to some reports” it said without explaining they were fabricated on the Colombian and Brazilian side of Venezuela’s border—anti-Maduro propaganda, not credible information.
Thuggish US proxies bore full responsibility for live fire and other violence. Government forces responded in self-defense, largely with tear gas, no live fire intending to kill or injure.
The Wall Street Journal unleashed its paranoid propagandist/notorious history reinventor/pseudo-journalist Mary O’Grady—cheerleading usurper in waiting Guaido, denouncing Bolivarian social democracy, pretending Trump’s Saturday stunt was a genuine humanitarian effort.
She supports Latin and Central American tinpot despots, notably Colombian narco/terrorist president Ivan Duque, and Brazil’s tyrant Jair Bolsonaro. She abhors legitimate democrats like Maduro, turning truth on its head calling him a “dictator.”
Like all her rubbish, her latest propaganda piece was a litany of beginning-to-end bald-faced Big Lies, including falsely accusing Venezuelan security forces of “unleashing brutality against unarmed civilians.”
US proxies bear full responsibility for weekend violence, orchestrated by Washington, a familiar stunt, similar ones staged time and again in many countries, victims blamed for high crimes committed against them—including Pentagon terror-bombing on the phony pretext of combatting ISIS the US created and supports.
Mary what’s-her-name is a pathetic figure, unable even to lie well. Take everything she says with a grain of salt, best to avoid her altogether.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.