Except for the malarkey about joint efforts to explore the moon, this is aninstructive piece.
Matthew J.L. Ehret
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:47 UTC
Since Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president on January 23, it has become obvious to all intelligent onlookers that this “people-power color revolution” is not directed by Trump at all but rather by what has been exposed as the trans-national “Deep State”. When we look behind the layers of false narratives obscuring the true motives behind this operation, we should not be surprised to find the ugly picture of an insecure empire trying desperately to break apart the new coalition of Russia-China-American partnership now in danger of overthrowing the script for global dictatorship that has been building up for decades.
While anti-Trump neocon Elliot Abrams has been assigned to manage the ongoing coup from the American side of things, an overlooked force driving this scheme is not to be found in America itself, but is rather transatlantic, or more specifically, British-inspired operations in Canada. Two of the most active players in this operation, who we will showcase below, are Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Oxford cohort Ben Rowswell. Rowswell is not only the former Ambassador to Venezuela but current President of the Canadian International Council (aka: the Round Table Movement of Canada1).
The Role of Chrystia Freeland
A map showcasing Lima Group membersAfter completely crippling Russian relations with Canada for over six years, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a close friend of George Soros, has been at the forefront of every attempt to preserve the structures of the failing Anglo-American Empire, including playing a guiding role behind the regime change “direct democracy” movement now tearing apart Venezuela.
In a January 24 Global News article entitled ‘Canada played key role in secret talks against Venezuela’s Maduro‘, an unnamed Canadian Government official described Freeland’s role in the coup: “Playing a key role behind the scenes was Lima Group member Canada, whose Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke to Guaido the night before Maduro’s swearing-in ceremony to offer her government’s support should he confront the socialist leader“.
The quote refers of the Lima Group, a coalition of 14 Latin American nations (11 of whom endorsed the Venezuelan color revolution on January 4) which was founded in August 2017. While some wonder why Canada is a member of this coalition of Latin American nations, the fact is that Canada is not only a member, but the founder.2 The group was set up entirely to legitimize the regime change movement of Venezuela. Not only did Freeland speak with Guaido two weeks before he declared himself president, giving him the green light to begin the operations and stating that Canada would support all actions he takes against Nicolás Maduro, but she will be presiding over Lima Group’s next anti-Maduro meeting in Ottawa on February 4.
In a Globe and Maileditorial of January 27, Ben Rowswell described Canada’s surprising role as leading member of the Lima Group in the following terms: “That our country stands so prominently among these comes as a surprise to many Canadians. It is the product of 18 months of effort over which the Trudeau government has carved out a uniquely Canadian approach to democracy promotion.” Rowswell then laid out the three principles of the “uniquely Canadian approach to democracy promotion” as a combination of:
- The premise that sovereignty stems from the people,
- That direct action to overthrow a government must come from the people, and
- International support is vital for a “democratic” regime change.
While Freeland’s guiding hand behind the 2017 creation of the Lima Group satisfied “principle 3”, “principle 1” is a somewhat meaningless truism when it comes from an ideological social engineer, while “principle 2” remained the most difficult during the years of failed Western coups against socialist governments in Venezuela. Unifying the highly scattered and disorganized forces needed to unseat a president has always been the biggest challenge for the Deep State. In the case of Ukraine and Syria, the use of Nazis and ISIS terrorists were vital recipes for success, but the absence of similar forces in Venezuela posed a major problem which Ben Rowswell himself was assigned to manage in 2014.
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