Sunday, September 17, 2017

Washington falls back on their old tired memes of terrorism and drug trafficking once Venezuela ditched dollar in oil sales

One of the primary reasons why the U.S. keeps hundreds of military facilities around the world is not to act as a global 'peacekeeper', but to ensure they have close military support to protect dollar hegemony.  This is because as America has lost its competitive edge on the economic front, Washington has been relegated to using a combination of armed conflict, economic sanctions, and covert overthrow of sovereign regimes to ensure that no country strays away from using the very currency that sustains the empire's power.

So it should come as no surprise that when Venezuela announced and then enacted a ditching of the dollar in their sale of oil earlier this week, that Washington instantly retaliated with their worn out and tired meme of accusing the Maduro administration of abetting drug trafficking.

The U.S., as is custom when the petrodollar system is threatened, wasted little time responding to Venezuela’s decision to forsake the dollar in its oil transactions. 
The same day that Venezuela’s decision to drop the dollar was announced, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will host his counterparts from Peru, Colombia and Brazil on Monday to discuss Venezuela. The U.S. is set to lead military drills with the three countries in close proximity to Venezuela in November of this year. 
In addition, Venezuela’s decision to drop the dollar was immediately followed by Trump’s signing of an annual determination of countries considered to be “major drug transit or major drug producing” areas. Venezuela was singled out and “blacklisted” in the document for failing to adhere to counternarcotics obligations. – Mint Press News
Of course the biggest irony in all of this is that it is the U.S. via the CIA that is the largest drug trafficker in the world, and that the so-called 'War on Drugs' is simply a foreign policy mechanism used to 'justify' the military going into any country who threatens the U.S.'s control over this market.

Since 2001, Washington has attacked no fewer than four nations or governments who sought to bypass the dollar and move towards a multi-polar reserve currency system.  And these nations include but are not limited to Libya, Iraq, Iran, and now Venezuela.

The world is now in full gear towards a shifting away from the dollar and U.S. hegemony over the global reserve currency.  And like nearly every dying empire, they will not give up their power without a fight. Yet this will inevitably be unfortunate for the rest of the world since America still has enough strength to wreak serious havoc on nation states before the transition to a new financial and monetary system is complete.

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