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Lindsey Williams 2019 Predictions — The Elites Are in Panic Mode — Trump is God’s Anointed to Mess Up Their Plans

  • iKalams Published on Feb 3, 2019
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February 8, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

France on edge: History of Yellow Vest Movement

  • RT America Published on Feb 7, 2019
    The Yellow Vest movement began with grassroots protests in France by those angered by the country’s fuel tax hike. RT America’s Rachel Blevins explains how something minor and localized turned into mass marches, destruction of property, clashes with police, an expansion of protesters’ demands and solidarity from afar.


February 8, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , | Leave a comment

Oil, Gold & Other Riches Behind Trump’s Venezuela Crusade – Maduro

February 6, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Advisor Calls on Venezuelan Military, Central Bank to Join Opposition

  • Trump Advisor Calls on Venezuelan Military, Central Bank to Join Opposition
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The national security advisor to US President Donald Trump, John Bolton, late Saturday called on the Venezuelan military and on employees of the country’s Central Bank to side with the opposition amid the ongoing political crisis.

    “To the Venezuelan military high command, now is the time to stand on the side of the Venezuelan people. It is your right and responsibility to defend the constitution and democracy for Venezuela! […] Venezuelan Central Bank employees and other bankers should accept [interim] President [Juan] Guaido’s amnesty now rather than be held accountable for plundering the country’s wealth”, Bolton tweeted.

    Bolton — a known military hawk appointed by Trump to advise on matters of national security — posted a link to a Bloomberg article claiming that “tensions inside the [Central] bank are brewing” and a link to a video allegedly showing police officers leaving the scene of an anti-governmental rally in the northwestern Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto after refusing to arrest anti-Maduro protesters.

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February 4, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Venezuela Crisis Explained: Latest News & Stunning Revelations!

  • Blackstone Intelligence Network Streamed live on Jan 30, 2019
    What is going on in Venezuela? Why is Donald Trump trying to overthrow Maduro? Who is Juan Guaido? Is this a coup? All of your questions will be answered in this video! #Venezuela #CIA #Trump


February 2, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

CNN Goes ‘Undercover’ To Manufacture Consent For Coup Attempt In Venezuela

  • CNN Goes ‘Undercover’ To Manufacture Consent For Coup Attempt In Venezuela
    by Kevin Gosztola, via
    A CNN “exclusive” report from inside Venezuela aired multiple times on the network on January 28. It is a prime example of how influential media outlets in the U.S. effectively create propaganda for the opposition, which now is receiving funds from President Donald Trump’s administration.

    For the four-minute report, CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh went “undercover” amidst what the network described as the “deepening crisis in Venezuela” in order “to capture the desperation gripping the nation.”

    The segment highlighted hyperinflation at grocery chains, Venezuelans lined up in queues for fuel and food, particularly in Caracas, and opposition demonstrations on January 23, when opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president of the country.

    “This was the day when change was meant to come,” 
    Walsh stated.

    It suggested President Nicolas Maduro’s government has given “handouts” to Venezuelans for years to buy their loyalty, but now “handouts” are no longer enough. Opponents like to equate social programs to “handouts” because corporate elites favor de-nationalization and privatization of services.

    Walsh interviewed a rank-and-file officer in the Venezuela military and granted him anonymity.
     The officer stated, “I would say 80 percent of soldiers are against the government. Some even go to demonstrations. But the big fishes, the senior officers, are the ones eating, getting rich while the bottom we have it hard.”

    Video showed the opposition throwing stones at a military airfield in a standoff that apparently has lasted “for months.”
     One part of the barricade was on fire.

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February 1, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If US Intervenes, It Will Have Another Vietnam War – Maduro

  • RT Published on Jan 31, 2019
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people in the US to deter the Trump administration from putting boots on the ground in Venezuela, warning that any intervention would backfire leading to new Vietnam-like disaster.


February 1, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Many Countries at UN Oppose Trump Interference in Venezuela

  • The Real News Network Published on Jan 29, 2019
    Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay as they discuss the special meeting of the Security Council that took place on January 26, where many small countries stood up against American pressure and refused to recognize Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela, and defended the UN principle of non-interference.

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January 31, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Venezuela Propaganda Debunked – People Are Against Coup

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January 30, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh, the Irony: Macron Suggests ‘Italians Deserve a Better Government’

  • RT Published on Jan 28, 2019
    The French President is taking Italy’s coalition government head on – after dismissing Rome’s criticism of his handling of the anti-government Yellow Vest protests. Emmanuel Macron even suggested Italy should find itself different leaders.


January 29, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

Regime Change is ‘State Policy of US’: Fmr Chavez Adviser Weighs in on Venezuela Crisis

  • RT Published on Jan 28, 2019
    Regime change is a permanent fixture of US foreign policy, but the Venezuelan army’s loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro will make his forceful removal no easy task, a former adviser to Hugo Chavez told RT’s Going Underground.


January 29, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

‘Puppet of Big Banks’: French Hit Back at Macron’s ‘I’m One of You’ Overture

  • ‘Puppet of Big Banks’: French Hit Back at Macron’s ‘I’m One of You’ Overture
    As France braced for the 11th week of the Yellow Vest protests, President Emmanuel Macron said that he is not a ‘man of the elite’ as his critics claim. Yet, people told RT he can’t relate to the struggles of ordinary citizens.

    In an apparent effort to brush aside the label ‘president of the rich’, President Macron decided to reaffirm that he is a ‘man of the people’. “I’m not an heir,” the president said on Thursday.

    If I had been born with a silver spoon in my mouth, or the son of a politician, you could have a go at me. But that’s not the case.”

    He made the remarks in the town of Bourg-de-Peage during the third round of ‘national debates’, a series of town hall-like events the authorities hope will help to foster compromise with the Yellow Vest protesters and other critics of the government. Some, however, find it hard to buy Macron’s ‘I’m one of you’ message.

    “He obviously doesn’t come from lower-income brackets like some of us do,”
     a woman told RT on the streets of Paris. “He can’t understand the everyday problems of French people living on minimum wage,” another Parisian said. “But it’s not really important what he says now. His future actions will define his presidency.”

    Not exactly a man of humble upbringing, Macron comes from a well-off family. Prior to first joining the government as minister of economy and finance, he was an investment banker with Rothschild & Cie Banque.

    “He studied in elite schools, as aristocrats do. He was ‘made’ there. The French elite is created this way,”
     a man told RT. Even if the president is right about not being born into the elite, his milieu most certainly was, another said.

    “Throughout his career Macron has networked with people who were born with silver spoons in their mouths. I think he is more a president for the rich. He is a ‘puppet’ of the big banks.”

    In the eyes of his critics, Macron well deserves the ‘president of the rich’ tag after scrapping the wealth tax, claiming it will prevent capital flight and boost the French economy.

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Emmanuel (“god” with us) Macron — Savior walking on water? The Economist cover is outright identifying Macron as Messiah, Jesus walking on water.

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January 26, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Defying American Values’: Ron Paul on Venezuela Crisis

  • RT Published on Jan 25, 2019
    The Venezuelan President said he is ready for dialogue with the opposition – but is refusing to stand down. Maduro announced he was severing diplomatic ties with Washington, after the Trump administration backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, as interim president.


January 26, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Things to Know About Venezuelan Opposition Leader Recognised as President by US

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  • Things to Know About Venezuelan Opposition Leader Recognised as President by US
    US President Donald Trump has announced that Washington recognises Juan Guaido as the “rightful head” of Venezuela in a move that has been fiercely blasted by President Nicolas Maduro as a coup attempt.

    In the context of the ongoing presidential crisis in Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido took his own oath of office and declared himself the country’s interim president at a mass rally in Caracas on Wednesday. Here are some key facts about the young opposition figure.

    Family & Education
    One of eight children, the 35-year-old was raised in the coastal town of La Guaira and studied industrial engineering at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in 2007.

    Guaido, who has repeatedly been accused by the Venezuelan government of being promoted by the US, did postgraduate studies at George Washington University in DC.

    In 1999, when Guaido was only 15, severe torrential rains caused flash floods and debris flows in the state of Vargas that left tens of thousands of people dead and thousands of others homeless, including his family. According to his colleagues, Guaido’s political views were largely influenced by former president Hugo Chavez’s ineffective response to the natural disaster.

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January 25, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Names New Venezuelan President, Chaos Ensues

  • RT America Published on Jan 23, 2019
    The Trump administration declared on Wednesday that it will recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s rightful president, angering supporters of Nicolas Maduro, who won re-election in 2018. Is Venezuela on the brink of a coup, or will President Maduro be able to hold on to power against the forces of his opposition now getting a full throated backing from Washington? RT America’s Dan Cohen reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.

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January 25, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment