Will Venezuela end up like Syria?

Millions of people have lost their lives from the excesses of the Syrian regime which is aligned to Russia, Iran, Hizbollah, and rebels who are aligned to the United States, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Aug 25, 2017

Dear Editor,

Will Venezuela end up being another Syria? It has been reported in the media that President Trump is contemplating military intervention in Venezuela in the name of a growing humanitarian crisis.This sounds parallel to what happened in Syria: in trying to save the civilian population, they ended up in supplying arms to rebels to topple President Assad. The war continues to this very day, without concrete national solutions in sight. It is due to Russia’s backing of President Assad that put the brakes on a full scale invasion by American forces.

Millions of people have lost their lives from the excesses of the Syrian regime which is aligned to Russia, Iran, Hizbollah, and rebels who are aligned to the United States, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Those who benefited from this civil war were arms dealers, besides those playing a game to ensure regional and global dominance in their greed for resources and the security of the Zionist State.

There are various issues that need to be taken into account in the dangerous Trump Presidency as he plots against resource oil rich countries like Venezuela. Trump came to power on the basis that he would bring back American jobs to the United States, opting out of the climate change treaty, and a promise to build a supreme military. His political rise has basically empowered the deep state plutocrats who control the oil industry and the military establishment to set its foothold on resources globally and for geopolitical military strategies like arms supply that would indirectly create jobs for the American people. His cabinet is made up of billionaires who are, directly or indirectly, connected to oil industries and military powers that are against climate treaties.

The United States Arms industry would profit from a civil war in Venezuela, besides installing a right wing puppet regime that would listen to their dictates. Latin America has been in the fore front of resistance to American Hegemony with the election of left wing parties in the past decade. The crisis in Venezuela is a trump card that is ready for use. Venezuela is rich in oil and many US oil companies would prefer a friendly regime, to be able to exploit it. Such an evil plot should be resisted by Venezuelans.

Therefore, it would be wise for Venezuelan President Madura to embark on dialogue with the opposition and work for the common good of his nation before it reaches a civil war. The recent creation of a constituent assembly has made things worse, since the voice of dissent has been delegitimised. When an institution of governance closes itself to public accountability, it opens itself to foreign interference. This is evident in war torn countries like Iraq and Syria where the internal weakness of autocratic governance has been exploited by the Western Nations using humanitarian issues as a basis to support invasion and rebellion.

The right wing Venezuelan opposition and those who dissent out of legitimate grievance should keep in mind that the American plutocrats of a deep state are not interested in the common good of the Venezuelan nation. It is there to exploit the situation of the Venezuelan people for its own benefit. What the Americans want is a leader who would cooperate with its agenda in terms of military support, the exploitation of Venezuelan oil and the reshaping the Venezuelan economy through neoliberalism.

Dialogue without foreign interference is the way forward for the Venezuelans. Honest peace brokers are required to facilitate dialogue, and certainly the United States is not an honest broker. Lessons from Syria should be an eye opener for the Venezuelan ruling regime and the right wing opposition. It is hoped that Venezuela will not turn out to be another Syria.

Ronald Benjamin,
Ipoh

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