In 2011, the U.S. regime, then under a different nominal leader
than in the Iraq invasion, invaded and destroyed Libya
— also on the basis of lies that its press (which is controlled by the same
billionaires who control the nation’s two political Parties) stenographically
published from the Government and refused ever to expose as being lies.
On February 8th, the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center
(CELAG) issued their study, “The Economic Consequences
of the Boycott of Venezuela”, and reported that throughout the
five-year period of 2013-2017, Venezuela’s “economy and society suffered a
suffocation [of] $ 22.5 billion in annual revenues, as a result of a deliberate
international strategy of financial isolation [of Venezuela]. Evidently, this
financial pressure intensified since 2015 with the fall in the price of crude
oil.” So: that’s a total loss of over $112 billion from Venezuela during the
entire 5-year period, and the result has become (especially after 2014) the
impoverishment of the country. The U.S. regime and its allies and their propaganda-media
blame, for that, not themselves, but the very same Government they’re trying to
take down. The U.S. regime and its allies have contempt for the public
everywhere. The more that Venezuelans blame their own Government for this
impoverishment, instead of blame America’s Government for it, the more that
their exploiters will have contempt for them, but also the more that their
exploiters will benefit from them, because the exploiters’ taking control of
the Government will then be much easier to do.
The U.S-and-allied exploiters are attempting to install in
Venezuela a man who has absolutely no
justification under the Venezuelan Constitution to be claiming to be the
country’s ‘interim President’. For some mysterious reason,
Venezuela’s President isn’t calling for that traitor to be brought up on charges
of treachery — attempting a coup — and facing Venezuela’s Supreme Judicial
Tribunal on such a charge, which Tribunal is the Constitutionally authorized
body to adjudicate that matter. So, Venezuela’s Government is incompetent — but
so too have been all of its predecessors since at least 1980, and incompetence
alone is not Constitutional grounds for replacing Venezuela’s President
by a foreign-imposed coup.
At least Venezuela’s actual President is no traitor, such as his would-be
successor, Juan Guaido, definitely is.
Did Venezuela invade America so as for America’s economic war
against it to be justified? Did Iraq invade America so as
for America’s destruction of it to be justified? Did Libya invade America so as
for America’s destruction of it to be justified? Did Syria invade America so as
for America’s destruction of it to be justified? Did Ukraine invade America so
as for America’s destruction of it to be justified? None of them did, at all.
In each and every case, it was pure aggression, by America, the international
Back in 1986, regarding America’s international relations
including its coups and invasions, the U.S. quit the International Court of
Justice (ICJ), when that Court ruled against the U.S. in the Iran-Contra
case, Nicaragua v. United States,
which concerned America’s attempted coup in that country. But though the U.S.
propaganda-media reported the Government’s rejection of that verdict in favor
of Nicaragua, they hid the more momentous fact: the U.S. Government stated that
it would not henceforth recognize any authority in the ICJ concerning America’s
international actions. The public didn’t get to know about that. Ever since
1986, the U.S. Government has been a rogue regime, simply ignoring the ICJ
except when the ICJ could be cited against a country that the U.S. regime is
trying to destroy (‘democratize’). And then, when the ICJ ruled on 9 March 2005
against the U.S. regime in a U.S. domestic matter where the regime refused to
adhere to the U.S. Constitution’s due-process clause regarding the prosecutions
and death-sentences against 51 death-row inmates, and the Court demanded
retrials of those convicts, the U.S. regime, in 2005, simply withdrew completely from the
jurisdiction of the ICJ. Ever since 9 March 2005, the U.S.
regime places itself above, and immune to, international law, regarding
everything. George W. Bush completed what Ronald Reagan had started.
This rogue regime has no real legitimacy even
as a representative of the American people. It doesn’t really represent the American public
at all. It is destroying the world and lying through its teeth
all the while. Its puppet-rulers on behalf of America’s currently 585 billionaires are
not in prison from convictions by the International Court of Justice in the
Hague. They’re not even being investigated by the International Court of
Justice in the Hague. That’s a U.N. agency. Does the U.N. have any real
legitimacy, under such circumstances as this? Can an international scofflaw
simply refuse to recognize the authority of the international court? This mocks
the U.N. itself. The U.S. places itself above the U.N.’s laws and jurisdiction
and yet still occupies one of the five permanent seats on the U.N’s Security
Council and still is allowed to vote in the U.N.’s General Assembly. Why
doesn’t the U.N. simply expel America? It can’t be done? Then why isn’t a new
international legal body being established to replace the U.N. — and being
granted legal authority everywhere regardless of whether a given
national regime acknowledges its legal authority over matters of international
law? Why is Venezuela being internationally isolated and sanctioned, instead of
the U.S. being internationally isolated and sanctioned?
On top of all that, this is the same U.S. regime that has blocked
the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and that has broken one international
agreement after another — not only NAFTA, and not only the nuclear agreement on
Iran, and not only many nuclear agreements with first the Soviet Union and then
Russia, but lots more — and all with total impunity.
And it’s not only the countries that the U.S. invades or otherwise
destroys, which are being vastly harmed by this international monster-regime.
How many millions of the flood of asylum-seekers who are pouring into Europe
have done that in order to reach safety from America’s bombs and proxy-troops —
jihadists and fascist terrorists — which have ravaged their own homelands? What
is that flood of refugees doing to Europe, and to European politics — forcing
it ever-farther to the right and so tearing the EU apart? Why are not Europeans
therefore flooding their own streets with anti-American marches and movements
for their own Governments to impose economic sanctions against all major
American brands, and demanding prosecution of all recent American Presidents,
starting at least with G.W. Bush — or else to vote out of office any national
politicians who refuse to stand up against the American bully-regime?
It isn’t only weak nations such as Nigeria that
are corrupt and rotten to the core. The entire U.S. empire, and especially its U.S. masters, are.
How much more will the peoples of the world remain suckers to the
vast corporate propaganda-operation by that out-of-control beast of a rapacious
regime, which displays the Orwellian nerve to label as being a ‘regime’ each
and every Government that it seeks to overthrow and to call itself a ‘democracy’?
The U.S. regime is itself actually allied the most closely with the world’s
most barbaric rulers, the Saud family, that own Saudi Arabia. The U.S. regime
is also allied with the apartheid and internationally aggressive regime in
Israel. Is such an international gang, as this is, going to get off scot-free,
as if there were no international law — or at least none that applies to
And, if the U.S. regime is so concerned to ‘protect democracy’ and
‘protect human rights’ all over the world (as that perennially lying bunch
always claim to be the ‘justification’ for their invasions and coups), then why
isn’t it starting first by prosecuting itself? (Or, maybe, by prosecuting Crown
Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, for his many crimes — and prosecuting his
predecessors for financing the 9/11 attacks against
Americans?) Well, of course, Hitler didn’t do anything of the sort. (Nor did he
prosecute his allies.) He set the standard. Maybe, ideologically, Hitler and
Mussolini and Hirohito actually won the war, though this has happened after
they first physically lost what everyone had thought was the end of WW II.
After all, nobody is prosecuting the U.S. regime today. Isn’t that somewhat
like a global victory for fascism — the Axis powers — after the fact? Maybe
“we” won the war, only to lose it later. Doesn’t that appear to be the case?
Mussolini sometimes called fascism
“corporationism”, and this is how it always functions, and
functions today by agreement amongst the controlling owners of international
corporations that are headquartered in the U.S. and in its vassal-nations
Is this to go on
interminably? When will this international reign of fascism end?
What would happen if all
the rest of the world instituted an international legal and enforcement system
(under a replacement U.N.) in which all commitments and contractual proceeds to
benefit American-based international corporations and the U.S. Government were
declared to be immediately null and void — worthless except as regards the claims against the U.S. entities? (The owners of those entities have been the
beneficiaries of America’s international crimes.) Contracts can be unilaterally
nullified. The U.S. Government does it all the time, with no justification
except lies. Here, it would be done as authentically justifiable penalties,
against actually massive global crimes.
The U.S. militarily
occupies the world; this is a global empire; it has over a thousand military
bases worldwide. Why aren’t the people in all of those occupied countries
demanding their own governments simply to throw them out — to end the military
occupation of their land?
You can’t have a world at
peace, and anything like international justice, without enforcing international
law. This is what doing that would look like.
What we know right now is
actually a lawless world. That’s what every international gangster wants.