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French Presidential Election 2017: Nothing Succeeds Like Success. Macron “Selected”. Billionaires and Bankers Rejoice*

French Presidential Election 2017: Nothing Succeeds Like Success. Macron “Selected”. Billionaires and Bankers Rejoice*

By Diana Johnstone

There is great rejoicing tonight in places accustomed to rejoicing. The best champagne must be flowing in places that have plenty of it, chez Bernard Arnault, for example, first fortune in France (eleventh in the world), owner among so much else of the newspapers Parisien, Aujourd’hui France and Echos, all fervent supporters of Emmanuel Macron. The glasses should be clinking also wherever the peripatetic billionaire Patrick Drahi finds himself, born in Morocco, double French-Israeli nationality, resident of Switzerland, owner of a vast media and telecom empire, including the epitome of post-May ’68 turncoatism, the tabloid Libération, which ran a headline calling on voters to cast their ballots for Macron a day after the public campaign was legally over.

The list is long of billionaires, bankers and establishment figures who have a right to rejoice at the extraordinary success of a candidate who got elected President of the French Republic on the claim to be “an outsider”, whereas nobody in history has ever been so unanimously supported by all the insiders you can name.

There should also be satisfaction in the embassies of all the countries whose governments openly interfered in the French election – the U.S. of course, but also Germany, Belgium, Italy and Canada, among others, who earnestly exhorted the French to make the right choice: Macron, of course. All these champions of Western democracy can all join in gloating over the nonexistent but failed interference of Russia – for which there is no evidence, but part of the fun of a NATOland election these days is to accuse the Russians of meddling.

As for the French, abstention was nearly record-breaking, as much of the left could not vote for the self-proclaimed enemy of labour law but dared not vote for the opposition candidate, Marine Le Pen, because one just cannot vote for someone who was labeled “extreme right” or even “fascist” by an incredible campaign of denigration, even though she displayed no visible symptom of fascism and her program was favourable to lower income people and to world peace. Words count in France, where the terror of being accused of sharing World War II guilt is overwhelming.

Surveys indicate that as much as 40% of Macron voters chose him solely to “block” the alleged danger of voting for Marine Le Pen.

Others on the left voted for Macron vowing publicly that they will “fight him” once he is elected. Fat chance.

There may be street demonstrations in coming months, but that will have little impact on Macron’s promise to tear up French labor law by decree and free labor and management to fight it out between themselves, at a time when management is powerful thanks to delocalizations and labor is disorganized and enfeebled by the various effects of globalization.

As Jean Bricmont put it, outgoing French President François Hollande deserves a Nobel Prize for political manipulation.

At a time when he and his government were so unpopular that everyone was looking forward to the election as a chance to get rid of them, Hollande, with zealous assistance from of the major media, leading banks and oligarchs of various stripes, succeeded in promoting his little-known economic advisor into the candidate of “change”, neither left nor right, a totally fresh, new political star – supported by all the old politicians that the public wanted to get rid of.

This is quite an amazing demonstration of the power of “communications” in contemporary society, a triumph for the advertising industry, mainstream media and the billionaires who own all of that.

France was perceived as a potential weak link in the globalization project of eliminating national sovereignty in favor of the worldwide reign of capital. Thanks to an extraordinary effort, this danger has been averted. At least for now.

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Related Topics:

World Freemasons Gather in Tokyo to Select New Leader as Golden Age Dawns*

Was the French Election Rigged*

Protesters and Police Face-off in Paris During Post-vote Demonstration*

Marine Le Pen Exposes Huge Voter Fraud Scam in France*

German domination of Europe: Marine Le Pen Savages Merkel, to Her Face in E.U. Parliament

There Are No “Macron Leaks” in France. Politically Motivated Hacking Is Not Whistleblowing.*

In the Midst of an Ugly Presidential Race in France, an Untainted Leader is Emerging*

Tyranny in France*

Baron Rothschild Indicted in France for Fraud*

France Gagging the Opposition*

France’s Zionist Prime Minister, Manuel Valls*

CIA Involvement in French 2012 Presidential Election*

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Something Incredible Happens When You Start The Fibonacci Sequence With A 3*

Something Incredible Happens When You Start The Fibonacci Sequence With A 3*

This ratio can be witnessed in everything such as the human anatomy, plants, flowers, the universe itself and even successful companies are well known to use this ratio in the design of their products and logos.

By Luke Miller

The fibonacci sequence is a number pattern which occurs when you start with 0 and 1, and continue to add the subsequent numbers. So-

0+1=1

1+1=2

1+2=3

 

2+3=5

3+5=8

And so on- so we are just adding the last 2 digits in the sequence. 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 and so on. What this does is (after the first few numbers in the sequence) is it creates a ratio close to 1.618- also known as the golden ratio.

This ratio can be witnessed in everything such as the human anatomy, plants, flowers, the universe itself and even successful companies are well known to use this ratio in the design of their products and logos. If god or your representation of what you would call a creator was a number, that number would be 1.618.

Now this article is not about the fibonacci sequence as we know it, there are hidden codes within this sequence that I will speak about in the future, but for this article I wanted to talk about if we start the sequence with 33.

 

3

3

6

9

 

15

24

39

63

So you may ask what is so magical about this sequence and the first clue starts with the number 33, as 33 is the start of this sequence. From a numerological standpoint 33 is incredibly powerful. 3 is mind, body and spirit, with 33 representing this in the physical and spiritual realm. 3+3 also makes 6 which is god or the creator. But what really triggered this code for me was the fact that we can derive the number sequence 3-6-9 from 33, as we have the obvious 3, but also 3+3 is 6 and 3×3 is 9. 3-6-9 represent ascension, which is the act of rising into an important position, but 3-6-9 has a lot more than just a spiritual meaning.

“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” Nikola Tesla

Back to the fibonacci starting with 33- if we take the first 16 digits of the code we will see that something magica starts to happen-

3

3

6

9

15 1+5=6

24 2+4=6

39 3+9=12 1+2=3

63 6+3=9

Then the code starts again

102 1+0+2=3

165 1+6+5=12 1+2=3

267 2+6+7=15 1+5=6

432 4+3+2=9

699 6+9+9=24 2+4=6

1131 1+1+3+1=6

1830 1+8+3+0=12 1+2=3

2961 2+9+6+1=18 1+8=9

And this repeats infinitely with the code of

3

3

6

9

6

6

3

9

So all numbers within this code are 3, 6 or 9. Once you map out these 3 numbers on a 9 pointed grid like the one below you get part of a code and the shape of a triangle.

The second part of the code being binary-

1

2

4

8

16 1+6=7

32 3+2=5

64 6+4=10 1+0=1

128 1+2+8=11 1+1=2

256 2+5+6=13 1+3=4

512 5+1+2=8

1024 1+0+2+4=7

2048 2+0+4+8=14 1+4=5

Again giving the infinite code of 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5. The combination of these 2 codes is depicted in the work of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. See image above. This is the code Tesla thought could be the solution to creating free energy.

If we look back at the fibonacci code starting with 3- the 12th number is 432. From an article from Collective Evolution “It is said that 432 Hz vibrates with the universe’s golden mean, Phi, and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity, and magnetism with biology, the DNA code, and consciousness. When our atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the spiralling pattern of nature, our sense of connection to nature is said to be magnified. The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the sun, Earth, and moon, as well as the procession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, and the Sri Yantra, among many other sacred sites.”

Fibonacci in itself is a magical sequence and the more you look into it the more it seems to give. Is there a divine blueprint embedded within our number code? I certainly feels that way! Would love to hear what you think on the matter

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Related Topics:

Mathematics – God’s Language for Nature*

Reasons to Convert Your Music to 432hz*

The World’s first Flashlight That Runs on Free Energy*

India Permits Free Energy Technology Despite Threats from U.K., U.S., Saudi Arabia*

Free Energy and Tesla’s Pyramid*

Rising Energy Prices, Yes – Free Energy, No = Big Profits!

Iran’s Free Energy Technology

Rockefeller Music Project in the War on Consciousness*

Criminal Investigation Into U.K. Conservative Government*

Criminal Investigation Into U.K. Conservative Government*

By Sean Tabatabai

A criminal investigation into the U.K’s Conservative government is set to announce its results ahead of a general election in June, spelling disaster for the Tories. 

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) say they will announce the findings of a criminal investigation into leading Conservative MPs “before Thursday’s deadline for candidates to declare whether they will stand in the upcoming election.”

The investigation centres around allegations that senior Conservative MPs committed electoral fraud to win the 2015 general election – a crime that carries a hefty prison sentence.

Thecanary.co reports: Now, the U.K. electorate will know if a number of Tory MPs are to be criminally charged before 8 June. Although Theresa May hasn’t ruled out the possibility that Tory MPs who’ve faced allegations may contest the upcoming election regardless.

The oldest sitting MP, Dennis Skinner, says this reduces the current Tory campaign to the “most squalid election campaign that has happened in my lifetime”.

The public deserve to know if they are electing criminals before they vote. And the announcement could prove disastrous for Theresa May, as 30 people are presently under investigation for election fraud.

The scandal

There are two strict spending limits in U.K. parliamentary elections: national and local. The allegations centre on the Conservatives recording local expenditure under the national limit, or not recording spending at all. One part of the ongoing investigation is the failure to declare costs associated with the Conservative campaign ‘battle buses’. Other allegations include hotel expenditure, leaflets, letters signed by Cameron himself, along with food and transport for activists.

More allegations

A separate investigation by The Canary has revealed that the Conservatives may have also committed electoral fraud through telephone polling. Whistleblowers informed The Canary that, as well as general polling, they were paid to call Conservative-leaning voters in marginal seats. The evidence suggests that the Tories may have failed to declare such spending.

Democracy

It’s a small victory for democracy that the public will know before the election if Conservative officials are to be criminally prosecuted. But it could be terrible news for May and her party.

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Related Topics:

U.K. Tory Election Fraud Inquiry Extended as 19 Police Forces Probe 28 MPs*

Outrage as U.K.School Calls Police after Pupil Looks at Ukip Website in Class*

U.K.’s PM Bans Ministers Talking to the Media*

Whopping Vaccine Injury Payouts for US Fiscal Year 2017 Released*

Whopping Vaccine Injury Payouts for US Fiscal Year 2017 Released*

By Brendan D. Murphy

Yet another shocking blow has been delivered to people who still ardently claim that vaccines are “safe and effective,” and that the only complications they can cause are “mild.” The U.S. government department for Health Resources and Services Administration has recently released the running tally of the just-past-half-way-complete US Fiscal Year (FY) of 2017 for compensable vaccine injuries. It currently stands at over $142 million dollars. You read that right. That covers the 377 cases that were thus far successful in obtaining compensation in fiscal year 2017 through the heavily biased (to put it politely) system allegedly in place to redress damage done by vaccines in the USA.

At the rate things are going, we might expect the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to pay out around $220 million or more by the close of FY 2017. To clarify, U.S. Fiscal Year 2017 runs from October 1st, 2016 to September 30th, 2017 – there’s still over four months remaining to rack up more carnage.

Screenshot source: www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/data/monthlywebsitestats04_01_17.pdf

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 was created to “reduce liability and respond to public health concerns.” It granted immunity to pharmaceutical companies and prevented parents from suing vaccine makers for vaccine injuries or death. What other industry has such exceptional standards applied to it? Why the special privilege a.k.a. license to injure and kill with impunity?

According to the CDC’s website, there are “limitations in our knowledge of the risks associated with vaccines” and vaccinations have “the following problems”:

  1. Limited understanding of biological processes that underlie adverse events
  2. Incomplete and inconsistent information from individual reports
  3. Poorly constructed research studies (not enough people enrolled for the period of time)
  4. Inadequate systems to track vaccine side effects
  5. Few experimental studies were published in the medical literature.”1 (emphasis added)

The above very revealing admissions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) completely undercut the pathological overconfidence exhibited in the extreme portions of the community pushing for mandatory vaccination.

Similarly, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program compensation numbers are, not only not reassuring, but, frankly astonishing, and should give not just all parents, but all people in general, serious pause. If vaccines are “safe and effective” as our medical practitioners and politicians constantly tell us via mainstream media outlets, then why are there already over 370 compensated cases in fiscal year 2017? Why is there a running payout total from 1988 up to now of “around $3.6 billion,” according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration?

Why, if vaccines are just so gosh darned safe, does the HRSA government website state (see image above) that, “Since influenza vaccines (vaccines administered to large numbers of adults each year) were added to the VICP in 2005, many adult petitions related to that vaccine have been filed, thus changing the proportion of children to adults receiving compensation”?

It seems to make some sense that the true purpose of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is simply to pay lip service to justice and decency, while allowing pharmaceutical companies to receive a minor slap on the wrist (largely in the form of bad PR) before they go right on with business as usual – “pay to play” or something like that (but then I’m a cynic.). The economic losses are affordable and “worth it”; the human losses are an inconvenient public relations issue to be “managed.”

So Many Questions, So Few Answers

Why, if “many” fully grown adults are seeking injury compensation should we make the blanket assumption that these same vaccines will be “safe and effective” for babies and small children?

The doses are not weight adjusted. No vaccines are weight adjusted to account for the much smaller and more fragile physiology of a baby. Why?

Why does a baby receive the same amount of heavy metals, carcinogens, and the many other toxic ingredients (such as polysorbate-80) that a full grown 200 pound man receives?

Where else in medicine is such a lack of dose control not only tolerated, by blindly promoted and held as sacred?

Why are we not seeing any double-blind randomized controlled trials with true placebo groups demonstrating clearly and honestly that flu (or other) vaccines are safe and not causing children any harm – as well as being “effective”? Until 2005, based on the HRSA document, the ONLY petitions filed for flu vaccine injuries were on behalf of injured children. Where are those safety studies again? Where are the weight adjusted doses again? Why isn’t anyone taking up RFK Jr’s $100,000 mercury challenge if mercury-containing vaccines are so demonstrably safe? Why, why, why, Mr Anderson?

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Pace Environmental Law Review looked at cases of vaccine injury that have been monetarily compensated by the VICP.

The study investigated approximately 1300 cases of childhood brain injury as a result of vaccines in which the Special Masters ruled for the plaintiffs, looking for references to autism, symptoms of autism or disorders commonly associated with autism. It reports that twenty-one cases actually stated “autism or autism-like symptoms” in the court records.  The researchers then identified and contacted 150 more compensated families to find out whether the children had autism.  They were able to find an additional 62 cases (greater than 40% of their sample) for a total of 83 cases of autism.  In 39 cases (47%) there was confirmation of autism beyond parental report. (Emphasis added. Autism is a proven vaccine adverse event. It is also listed in vaccine inserts as one of many possible abreactions.)

Since 1988, when the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program began, 5,353 petitions were assessed as compensable out of the 18,072 filed since then. Nearly 1-in-3 is actually fairly impressive, given the incredible medical, social, and legal bias against recognizing vaccine harm when it occurs, as well as the determined efforts by pharmaceutical companies in court to distort reality and manufacture false doubt in defending their products and controlling perception.

This doesn’t look good at a time when proponents of removing freedom of health choice are campaigning for “no jab no fly” policies that would prevent much of Australia from functioning (particularly economically). This fear-mongering and vaccine hysteria is all the more absurd when one pauses to consider that in Australia, as in the U.S., the clear majority of adults are FAR from being “up to date” with their shots – and have been for decades. We simply don’t worry about it. And yet, the much-feared epidemics never seem to materialize. In fact, most outbreaks seem to follow in the wake of intensive vaccination campaigns – but that’s just a coincidence, right? Just as it’s a coincidence that within hours of getting your baby home from the doctor’s surgery they were seizing, turning blue, and in the nascent stages of encephalopathy…Right?

Because clearly, after $3.6 billion dollars worth of legal payouts in the U.S. alone since 1988 – and with adverse events being under-reported (in the VAERS) to the extent of 90% or more, and with mature adults and children alike being injured by flu (and the other) vaccines to the extent of requiring compensation, clearly, vaccines are simply “safe and effective.”

Logically, if we mandated vaccination across the board, the only possible outcome is an explosion of vaccine injuries and people seeking compensation. It’s simple math. More vaccines means more vaccine injuries and deaths. Aside from the immeasurable human psychological cost and loss of quality of life, who is going to fund the payouts? Is Big Pharma stepping up to the plate and preparing to own the harm it is causing? Not likely, since pharmaceutical companies are legally immune (at least in America). Vaccine Injury Compensation Program funding comes from an excise tax charged on each vaccine:

Vaccine Injury claims are paid from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, managed by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

The [VICP] Trust Fund receives its money from a 75% excise tax on vaccines recommended by the [CDC] for routine administration to children. The excise tax is imposed on each dose, or preventable disease of a given vaccination. (central-pennsylvania.legalexaminer.com)

This reminds me of the carbon tax, which essentially allows “polluters” to simply pay a tax/”penalty” for their emissions and continue with business as usual. It isn’t a deterrent at all for vaccine manufacturers. They would factor it in to their costs of operating.

Disturbing Changes

In September 2014, the CDC notified federal vaccine advisory committees that soon they will no longer be accepting vaccine adverse event reports via phone, fax, or mail. Instead, officials have stated that they will only accept electronic reports of vaccine reactions, injuries, hospitalizations, and death. (vactruth.com)

According to VacTruth, “70 percent of VAERS reports are still filed the old-fashioned way, handwritten and submitted via mail or fax. A mere 30 percent of adverse event reports are submitted to VAERS online.”

Therefore, the change to adverse event reporting seems designed to make it harder to keep accurate tabs on the true number of significant vaccine injuries by discouraging reporting them in general. Some parents dealing with a severe abreaction in a child may also be too overwhelmed and distressed to have the time or inner resources to file a report, a fact few people even consider. Other factors make obtaining compensation even harder:

…certain adverse reactions from vaccines have been removed from the injury tables, including encephalopathy (swelling of the brain) and seizure disorders resulting from specific vaccines, two very common adverse reactions…and autism as a primary injury. Injuries from anthrax and smallpox vaccines are not covered under the NVICP…Parents who file a report with VAERS must file a separate report if they wish to seek compensation for their child’s vaccine injury or death. Furthermore, if your child was hospitalized from a vaccine, but they did not require surgery, you would not be able to file a claim seeking compensation, unless you can prove with certain kinds of evidence that the effects of the injury have lasted longer than six months.

You also need an attorney to file on your behalf. And did you know that injury claims may take from two to ten years to resolve through the VICP? Imagine being a bereaved parent and pondering that life-sucking prospect. The system is very clearly weighted against any kind of justice for vaccine-injured people. This is why I say that nearly 1-in-3 cases receiving compensation so far is actually quite an achievement – all things considered.

You may support blanket vaccination on the way IN to the doctor’s surgery, but you may not support it so much when your child is brain-dead (or just dead) 72 hours later. It happens. I personally know many vaccine-injured people – so many I’ve lost count. My partner is one (thank you very much, Gardasil). The media hides it. Politicians lie about it. Doctors parrot fallacious medical dogmas without thinking. Big Pharma continues doing what Big Pharma does best: poisoning us while we pay them for the privilege.

The x-factor is YOU, the wild card, the ghost in the machine, the one who can stop, think, and say “NO.” You have the power to recognise something that doesn’t make sense and to try a different way – and if you have children then, more to the point, you have the responsibility.

Next fiscal year, let’s aim for $0 in compensation payouts through 100% non-compliance – meaning no vaccine injuries and deaths at all – and a public that understands REAL disease risk and how to actually be resistant and robust rationally. Wouldn’t that be something?

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Related Topics:

New Bill to Enforce Vaccines After Whooping Cough Scam!

Toddler Permanently Brain Damaged by a Mystery Combination Vaccination That Her Parent’s Did Not Consent To*

Vaccine Injury Claims Expected to Increase in 2016*

Triplets Regress into Autism Following Flu Vaccine*

DTP Vaccine Associated With 212% Increased Infant Mortality Risk*

FDA Approves Lyme Disease Vaccine Testing on Humans*

Vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome*

CDC Commits New Vaccine-Autism Crime*

400% Spike in Vaccine Injuries, Flu Shot Wins Top Honors for Biggest Payout*

Congress Fast Track Bill on Experimental Vaccines to the Public*

Rights Group Sues Trump Admin for Legal Explanation of Syria Missile Strike*

Rights Group Sues Trump Admin for Legal Explanation of Syria Missile Strike*

 

 

Government watchdog United to Protect Democracy has launched a legal complaint to force the Trump administration to disclose the legal basis behind the April 6 missile strike on a Syrian airfield. The attack could set a dangerous precedent, the group warns.

The rights group filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Department of Defense and State Department, demanding that data relevant to the missile strike be released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat Airbase in Syria on April 6, killing at least six people and injuring several others. The move came in response to an April 4 chemical incident in the town of Khan Shaykhun, for which the U.S. blamed the Syrian government, without providing any consistent evidence.

U..S President Donald Trump did not get the green light for the missile strike from either the Congress or the UN Security Council. Thus, the lawsuit says, Trump’s unilateral decision still requires a publicly-released legal rationale.

“Some countries may tolerate a head of state launching a new conflict without offering a clear legal justification, but we should not, ” United to Protect Democracy’s legal director and former Obama White House lawyer, Justin Florence, wrote on the group’s website.

Protect Democracy wants access to all records concerning the missile strike under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This covers communications related to the matter from April 4 through to the present, including emails and memos. The agencies are to reply in 20 days.

“Any time we use force against a new adversary, it creates the potential for a prolonged conflict placing American lives at risk. When the Administration contemplates sending Americans into harm’s way, the public deserves a clear explanation for how our government is acting consistent with the law,” Florence stated.

He added that initiating the strike without Congress approval can set up a precedent for “future actions elsewhere.”

Apart from Syria, Protect Democracy also mentions North Korea as a potential conflict area, citing the president’s words on the possible “major, major conflict” with Pyongyang.

The group pointed out that all the previous explanations were inconsistent, recalling Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s quote about “after-dinner entertainment” in relation to the strike, as well as Tump’s justifying references to chemical weapons and protection of national interests, among other statements.

The only official letter sent to Congress appealing to “vital national security and foreign policy interests” was described as “vague” and “worrisome” by Florence as it lacks legal recognition of domestic and international law and declares the possibility of additional action.

There was another precedent of bypassing Congressional authorization on military action, the watchdog notes. Back in 2011, the US intervened in Libya, but then the action was authorized by the UN Security Council and was followed by a detailed legal opinion from the Department of Justice to provide the rationale. And in 2013, then-President Barack Obama did not strike Syria in retaliation to alleged chemical weapons use, as the decision was not supported by Congress.

The refusal to shed light on the actions in Syria would have two “disturbing” explanations, according to Florence. The first suggests that Trump “never rigorously made an assessment about the legality of the Syria strikes” and had no legal guidance on the issue. The second implies the will to “to keep the American people and the Congress in the dark,” which could prevent “oversight of the President’s ability to take the United States into a new armed conflict with another country.”

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Related Topics:

Trump Wastes over $94mn in Taxpayer’s Money on Ineffective Syrian Airstrikes*

Syria Shoots Down 34 of 59 Cruise Missiles, Russia to Upgrade System*

U.S. Deploys Patriot Missiles to Protect ISIS Resupply*

U.S. Delivery of Missiles to ISIS Seized by Iraq*

Syrian Drones Spot Hundreds of U.S., Jordanian Armoured Vehicles at the Border*

 

Venezuela Oil Union Workers Back Maduro’s Constituent Assembly*

Venezuela Oil Union Workers Back Maduro’s Constituent Assembly*

Venezuelan workers protest in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution. | Photo: VTV

 

Wills Rangel, president of the Unitary Federation of Oil, Gas, and their similar entities and derivatives says the Constituent will “guarantee peace.”

Wills Rangel, president of Venezuela’s Unitary Federation of Petroleum Workers, FUTPV, affirmed that oil workers support President Nicolas Maduro’s call for a National Constituent Assembly in the name of peace and democracy.

Accompanied by workers from Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company, Petroleos de Venezuela, PDVSA, Rangel declared,

“We support the Constituent. The workers are present and we’re going to give our best effort for peace and victory.”

Rangel emphasized that some 14 million Venezuelan workers are willing to march in the streets hand-in-hand with the Bolivarian Revolution to assure stability in Venezuela.

“The Constituent is what will guarantee peace,” Rangel added.

Maduro’s Constituent Assembly invokes article 347 of the Bolivarian Constitution, which allows for the convening of a national constituent assembly with the purpose of “transforming the state.” The process is intended to facilitate a dialogue with the opposition and broad sectors of society with the goal of easing the ongoing political tensions.

While seventeen Venezuelan opposition parties have met with the government to discuss the national constituent assembly invoked by Maduro last week, right-wing parties aligned with the Democratic Unity Roundable coalition have refused to negotiate with the government.

 

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Related Topics:

17 Venezuela Opposition Parties Accept Government Invitation to Discuss Constituent Process*

Tensions on the Rise As U.S. Announces Military Drills Near Venezuela*

The Caribbean Supports Venezuela against U.S. Interventionism*

Venezuela’s Opposition Activists Confess Being Paid to Promote Violent Protests*

 

Tensions on the Rise As U.S. Announces Military Drills Near Venezuela*

Tensions on the Rise As U.S. Announces Military Drills Near Venezuela*

The involvement of the U.S. military in an upcoming multilateral military drill in South America has raised concerns over potential ulterior motives on the part of the U.S.

 

The involvement of the U.S. military in an upcoming multilateral military drill in South America has raised concerns over potential ulterior motives on the part of the U.S. The drill, dubbed “Operation: America United,” will involve the installation of a temporary military base on the triple border shared by the drill’s other participating nations: Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.

According to Theofilo de Oliveira, the top general of the Brazilian Armed Forces, the U.S. military will carry out the drill along with the three Latin American nations this November over a period of ten days. The Brazilian military has asserted that the objective of the exercise is to “ develop a greater knowledge, share experiences and develop mutual trust.” Brazilian government officials have strongly denied rumours that the exercise will lead to the establishment of a multinational military base in the Amazon.

The U.S. was invited to participate by Brazil’s unelected president Michel Temer, who has notably boosted Brazilian military spending by 36% while simultaneously freezing public spending for two decades through a controversial constitutional amendment.

A friendly relationship with Brazil’s military is key for the U.S.’ strategic interest in South America. As Hector Luis Saint Pierre – coordinator of international security, defense, and strategy at the Brazilian Association of International Relations – told the BBC:

“Brazil is a strategic partner for the doctrine of the military. If the United States has a good relationship with the Brazilian navy, it is easier to spread its message among the military in the region.”

Pierre pointed out that the drill is of particular interest to the U.S., as it presents an opportunity to focus on the political situation in Venezuela. According to Telesur, President Donald Trump has already met with the presidents of Peru and Colombia to discuss the U.S.’ interest in Venezuela.

As MintPress has previously reported, Venezuela has been the target of ongoing economic warfare as the U.S. continues to disrupt the leftist government first brought to power by the late Hugo Chávez. While Nicolás Maduro – Chávez’s successor – certainly bears some of the blame for Venezuela’s current situation, the U.S. has worked to covertly devastate the Venezuelan economy through a combination of sanctions and oil price manipulation.

With its cash reserves quickly dwindling, as a result, Maduro’s embattled government will likely go bankrupt at some point in the next several months, as nearly 70% of its remaining reserves must be used to pay back interest on loans from foreign governments. When “Operation: America United” begins, the situation in Venezuela is highly likely to be much direr and Maduro’s government on the verge of collapse.

In addition, the U.S. has funneled millions to Venezuelan opposition parties since the failed U.S.-led coup against Chávez in 2002, having spent an estimated $50 to $60 million since Chávez’s election on bolstering the country’s right wing. Now, that figure is set to grow substantially as the U.S. Senate is set to vote on a bill that would funnel millions more to the Venezuelan opposition, as well as unnamed non-government organizations.

The bill titled the “Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act,” seeks to offer $10 million in “humanitarian assistance” to Venezuela and another $10 million for “democracy promotion.”

As the bill itself points out, the U.S. is extremely interested in the financial situation in Venezuela, particularly due to U.S. concerns that Russia may gain control of Venezuelan oil infrastructure if the Maduro government ends up declaring bankruptcy.

Within the text of the bill, concerns are raised regarding Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA and its transactions with Rosneft, a Russian state-owned oil company. As TeleSur noted:

“fearful that PDVSA could default on its $4- and $5-billion dollar loans from Rosneft, regardless of Venezuela’s steadfast debt repayments, the bill warned that Rosneft could come into control of PDVSA’s U.S. subsidiary, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, which ‘controls critical energy infrastructure in 19 States in the United States.’”

Seeing as Russia has already seized Venezuelan oil for unpaid bills despite their political alliance, this fear is not unfounded.

While the U.S. has held drills in South America in the past with little fanfare, the timing and location of the new drill, as well as the nations involved in it, have raised speculation about the U.S.’ current objectives in South America.

Given the U.S. fear of Venezuelan oil becoming the property of the Russian government, as well as the U.S.’ documented history of overthrowing and undermining leftist governments in Venezuela, “Operation: American United” may be less of a drill and more of what its name implies – a way to bring Venezuela, along with other South American nations, back into the fold of U.S. influence.
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