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AMERICAN IMPERIALISM RAMPANT EVERYWHERE TODAY:

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:32 pm

08.01.2017:

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

American Imperialism is alive, growing, improving, omnipresent, and as rampant today as ever in the History of the U.S.

The U.S. has hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Direct Sanctions Monday, 07.31.2017, "... over a disputed
weekend vote that, while consolidating his power, has largely isolated him as the "dictator" of a failing Petro-State."

TALK ABOUT EFFICIENCY AND EXPEDIENCY BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ! I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER WHY THE U.S. TREASURY
SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN IS EVEN INVOLVED ?

I wonder if U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would so Effectively and Efficiently address the Murders, Shootings, Drugs,
and Gang Problems in Chicago, end elsewhere throughout the U.S. ?

AND THE EVEN MORE CYNICAL VEIN OF MY THINKING PROCESSES HAS TO WONDER IF THE FACT THAT VENEZUELA OWNS
CITGO GASOLINE AND OIL PRODUCTIONS THAT SELL PRODUCTS ALL OVER THE U.S. MAY HAVE JUST A TINCY WINCY BIT
TO DO WITH SUCH EFFICIENCY's ? (08.01.2017, BB).


US HITS “DICTATOR” MADURO WITH SANCTIONS OVER DISPUTED VENEZUELA VOTE:
Maria Isabel SANCHEZ,AFP 15 minutes ago

Caracas (AFP) - The United States hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with direct sanctions on Monday over a disputed
and deadly weekend vote that, while consolidating his power, has largely isolated him as the "dictator" of a failing petro-state.

The US measures were unusual in that they targeted a sitting head of state, but their reach was mostly symbolic, freezing
any US assets Maduro might have and banning people under US jurisdiction from dealing with him.

"Yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people," US
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters.

Maduro lashed out at the move, saying it smacked of American "imperialism."

"I will not obey imperial orders. I do not obey foreign governments. I'm a free president," he said.

Colombia, Mexico, Peru and other nations joined the US in saying they did not recognize the results of Sunday's election,
which appointed a new "Constituent Assembly" superseding Venezuela's legislative body, the opposition-controlled National
Assembly.

Maduro's own attorney general, Luisa Ortega -- who broke with him months ago over his policies -- also said she would not
acknowledge the body, calling it part of the president's "dictatorial ambition."

The European Union expressed "preoccupation for the fate of democracy in Venezuela" and said it, too, doubted it could
accept the results.

And Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson warned that Venezuela "stands on the brink of disaster."

"Nicolas Maduro's government must stop before it is too late," he said.

However, old allies Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Russia stood by Maduro, who shrugged off mass protests and a previous
round of US sanctions on some of his officials to see through the election.

Cuba, Venezuela's closest ally, charged that "a well-organized international operation was under way, led from Washington,
with the support of the OAS chief, aimed at silencing the voice of the Venezuelan people, and forcing them into submission
with attacks and economic sanctions."

The National Electoral Council claimed more than 40 percent of Venezuela's 20 million voters had cast ballots Sunday.

According to the opposition, voter turnout was closer to 12 percent, a figure more aligned with the lack of lines at many
polling stations.

Surveys by polling firm Datanalisis showed more than 70 percent of Venezuelans opposed the new assembly.

Further protests were called for Monday and beyond, stoking fears that the death toll of 120 people killed in four months of
protests against Maduro could rise further.

"I feel awful, frustrated with this fraud," said Caracas resident Giancarlo Fernandez, 35.

Demonstrators defied a ban on protests set by Maduro that threatened up to 10 years in prison for violators.

Ten people died in violence surrounding Sunday's election, which saw security forces fire tear gas and, in some cases, live
ammunition to put down protests. Among those killed were two teens and a Venezuelan soldier.

Boycotted by the opposition, and voted for largely by state employees fearful for their jobs, the Constituent Assembly was
made up solely of members of Maduro's ruling Socialist Party.

Tasked with writing a new constitution, it has far-reaching powers -- including the right to dissolve the National Assembly
and change laws.

It is due to be installed on Wednesday.

- More sanctions ? -

The European Union condemned the "excessive and disproportionate use of force" by Venezuelan police and troops on
Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission said: "A Constituent Assembly, elected under doubtful and often violent
circumstances, cannot be part of the solution."

Russia, however, threw its weight behind Maduro and the election, backing the government turnout figure.

The foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement it hopes countries "who apparently want to increase economic pressure
on Caracas will display restraint and abandon their destructive plans."

Yet analysts agreed that Maduro's move had swept away any vestige of democracy in Venezuela.

"Maduro's blatant power grab removes any ambiguity about whether Venezuela is a democracy," said Michael Shifter, head
of the Inter-American Dialogue research center.

Eduardo Rios Ludena, a Venezuela specialist at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, said Maduro had "sacrificed democracy."

"In the short term, the Constituent Assembly gives a bit of breathing space to the government," he conceded, though adding
that grave economic consequences would follow.

Venezuela's 30 million citizens are suffering through shortages of basic goods.

Sanctions against the all-important oil sector would worsen their situation, but could also destabilize the government, which
is frenziedly printing money and running out of foreign currency reserves.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely
yourself about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts,
or writings on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK
Researchers who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.
Bruce Patrick Brychek
 
Posts: 1947
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AMERICAN IMPERIALISM RAMPANT EVERYWHERE TODAY:

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:15 pm

08.01.2017:

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

2016 AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS A SACRED, DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.

WAIT:

THE CLINTON'S, AND/OR THEIR BACKER'S, INVESTOR'S, SUPPORTER'S, etc., TRIED EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK.

THE TRUMP'S, AND/OR THEIR BACKER'S, INVESTOR'S, SUPPORTER'S, etc., TRIED EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK.

THE U.S. COMPUTER'S MAY HAVE BEEN HACKED.

THE RUSSIAN'S TRIED RIGGING THE ELECTION.

These are some of the many theories circulated, and they still continue to come, and receive attention.

BUT IT APPEARS THAT THE U.S. SECRET STATE, SECRET GOVERNMENT, AND HIGH CABAL CERTAINLY DON'T VIEW
ELECTIONS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AS SACREDLY AS THEY CLAIM ABOUT THE FOR THE U.S. ? (08.01.2017, BB).


VENEZUELA: MORE THAN 8 MILLION GRANT GOVERNMENT MORE POWER:
MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press Sun, Jul 30 9:43 PM PDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted Sunday to create a
constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers — a
report more than double the estimates of independent experts and opposition leaders who met the announcement with fury
and derision.

National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena announced just before midnight that turnout was 41.53 percent, or
8,089,320 people. Members of the opposition said they believed between 2 million and 3 million people voted and one
well-respected independent analysis put the number at 3.6 million.

The electoral council's vote counts in the past have traditionally been seen as reliable and generally accurate, but Sunday's
widely mocked announcement appeared certain to escalate the polarization and political conflict paralyzing the country.

"The people have delivered the constitutional assembly," Maduro said on national television. "More than 8 million in the
middle of threats ... it's when imperialism challenges us that we prove ourselves worthy of the blood of the liberators that
runs through the veins of men, women, children and young people."

Across the capital, Venezuelans had appeared to be staying away from the polls in huge numbers in a show of protest
against the vote. Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office reported 10 deaths in new rounds of the clashes between protesters
and police that have killed at least 125 and wounded nearly 2,000 since protests began in April. Seven police officers were
wounded when a fiery explosion went off as they drove past piles of trash that had been used to blockade a street in an
opposition stronghold in eastern Caracas.

"If it wasn't a tragedy ... if it didn't mean more crisis, the electoral council's number would almost make you laugh," opposition
leader Freddy Guevara said on Twitter. Maduro has threatened that one of the constitutional assembly's first acts would be
jailing Guevara for inciting violence.

An estimated 3.6 million participated in the vote, according to one exit poll based on surveys from 110 voting centers
conducted by New York investment bank Torino Capital and a Venezuela public opinion company. That number equates to
about 18.5 percent of registered voters.

"The results thus suggest that the government maintains an important loyal core of supporters that it can mobilize in both
electoral and non-electoral scenarios," the report concluded.

The same exit poll also noted that Venezuela has an estimated 2.6 million government employees, "suggesting that a large
fraction of the votes could have not been voluntary."

A list of nations including Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Spain, Britain and the United States
said they would not recognize Sunday's vote. The Trump administration again promised "strong and swift actions" against
Venezuelan officials, including the 545 participants in the constitutional assembly, many of them low-ranking party members.
The U.S. did not say whether it would sanction Venezuelan oil imports, a measure with the potential to destabilize Maduro's
government and deepen the country's humanitarian crisis.

Maduro said he had received congratulations from the governments of Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua, among others.

Across this capital of more than 2 million people, dozens of polling places were virtually empty Sunday, including many that
in previous elections saw hours-long lines of thousands voting to keep the government in power over the last two decades.

At the Poliedro sports and cultural complex in western Caracas, several thousand people waited about two hours to vote,
many drawn from opposition-dominated neighborhoods where polling places were closed. But at least three dozen other sites
visited by The Associated Press had no more than a few hundred voters at any one time, with many virtually empty.

Opposition leaders had called for a boycott of the vote, declaring it rigged for the ruling party, and by late afternoon they were
declaring the apparent low turnout to be a resounding victory. Ahead of the vote, the opposition organized a series of work
stoppages as well as a July 16 protest vote that it said drew more than 7.5 million symbolic votes against the constitutional
assembly.

"It's very clear to us that the government has suffered a defeat today," said Julio Borges, president of the opposition-controlled
but largely powerless National Assembly. "This vote brings us closer to the government leaving power."

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles urged Venezuelans to protest again Monday.

Maduro called the vote for a constitutional assembly in May after a month of protests against his government, which has
overseen Venezuela's descent into a devastating crisis during its four years in power. Thanks to plunging oil prices and
widespread corruption and mismanagement, Venezuela's inflation and homicide rates are among the world's highest, and
widespread shortages of food and medicine have citizens dying of preventable illnesses and rooting through trash to feed
themselves.

The winners among the 5,500 ruling-party candidates running for 545 seats in the constituent assembly will have the task of
rewriting the country's constitution and will have powers above and beyond other state institutions, including the opposition
-controlled congress.

Maduro made clear in a televised address Saturday that he intends to use the assembly not just to rewrite the country's
charter but to govern without limitation. Describing the vote as "the election of a power that's above and beyond every
other," Maduro said he wants the assembly to strip opposition lawmakers and governors of constitutional immunity from
prosecution — one of the few remaining checks on ruling party power.

Declaring the opposition "already has its prison cell waiting," Maduro added: "All the criminals will go to prison for the
crimes they've committed."

He said the new assembly would begin to govern within a week, with its first task in rewriting the constitution to be "a total
transformation" of the office of Venezuela's chief prosecutor, a former government loyalist who has become the highest
-ranking official to publicly split from the president.

"People aren't in agreement with this," Daniel Ponza, a drywall contractor, said Sunday as he watched a few dozen people
outside a polling place in El Valle, a traditional stronghold of the ruling Chavista movement in western Caracas. "People are
dying of hunger, looking for food in the trash. And I think this is just going to make things worse."

Still, for many others, the looming likelihood of authoritarian government was appealing after months of street blockades
and street clashes.

Sculptor Ricardo Avendano traveled from the opposition-dominated eastern neighborhood of Las Mercedes to vote at the
Poliedro complex, saying the government needed total power to control food prices and shut down protests.

"The most important thing is imposing order," he said. "If I'd been president there wouldn't be protesters in the streets.
They'd be prisoners."
__
Associated Press writer Fabiola Sanchez contributed to this report.
__

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely
yourself about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts,
or writings on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK
Researchers who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.
Bruce Patrick Brychek
 
Posts: 1947
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:09 am

Re: AMERICAN IMPERIALISM RAMPANT EVERYWHERE TODAY:

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