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21/4/06

CIA and/or similar covert operators are in full action in Venezuela as we speak

  

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VHeadline.com commentarist Oscar Heck writes: I believe the CIA and/or similar covert operators are in full action in Venezuela as we speak … trying to destabilize Venezuela once again … as in 2002 and 2003.  Not only are these bloodsucking criminals doing their dirty work in Venezuela … but their incestuous cousins in the North American and European mainstream media are also doing their “appointed” part in creating of Venezuela another “dangerous and volatile country.”

Preparations are surely underway to subvert Venezuela’s upcoming democratic presidential elections … elections that anyone in their right state of mind will know are to be won by Hugo Chavez Frias, Venezuela’s present and beloved President.

The fact that Chavez was elected by the majority of Venezuelans (about 58%), and his presidency re-approved through a national referendum (about 59%) in August 2004, means nothing to the bald eagles in Washington or to the Venezuelan elite and mid-to-upper classes who had had the “privilege” of running (ruining) Venezuela for the last 40 years or so … pillaging the country to the point where close to 80% of its population lived in desperation, in vast slums, on slave-like wages, struggling from day to day to feed themselves and their children … with no possibility to set themselves free of the US-based capitalist exploitive grasp on Venezuela .. until Chavez came into the picture in 1998.

The attacks on Venezuela are on many fronts, a situation very similar to pre-Iraq-invasion … and now, pre-Iran-invasion.

The written word

Anti-Venezuela newspaper articles are flooding the mainstream media with “alarmist” “news.”

  • … the use of the phrase “the Venezuela connection” in describing to the general public how Venezuela has become (the number one drug transit country in Latin America).
  • … how (Venezuela protects) the Colombian FARC, a Colombian non-governmental military organization which the USA has officially labeled “terrorist.”
  • … or the (shocking news) that the Venezuelan government sides with Iran in their program for uranium refinement.

In a recent UK Financial Times article published on Vheadline.com and written by a person called Andy Webb-Vidal, he, for example, states, “Venezuela is becoming the leading transit country through which the bulk of the world’s cocaine is smuggled to the US and Europe, according to foreign law enforcement officers.”  

  • However, in the article, he never says who those foreign law enforcement officers are.  Why?

It is critical for readers to always question any writing that claims certain things without providing the sources of what is being claimed.  This is a basic rule of thumb … in order to know whether or not what is being claimed is possibly untrue.  In almost all cases, if something is true, the writer will provide the names (and other details) to substantiate the claim.  Most mainstream media writers (they get a salary, you know) at some time or other (when convenient to the powers that be) do not provide information about where they obtained their information or who specifically said what is being claimed. This is a typical tactic used to deceive the general public. Hey, if the writer writes for a supposedly respected media outlet, then, hey, he/she must be telling the truth, right?  Furthermore, if no one questions the veracity of the material, then it’s gotta be the truth … and nothing buuut the truth! I swear! Just like Iraq!

I don’t know this Webb-Vidal character … but I do know that Aleksander Boyd, the person who operates a site called Vcrisis.com (a rabid anti-Chavez site) publishes some of Andy-Webb Vidal’s articles when the articles can put Venezuela in bad light … anything to throw rocks at Chavez … by throwing rocks at Venezuela as a whole (a very cruel way to do things — like throwing rocks at a large crowd in order to assure hitting the person we want to hit — or like throwing bombs on innocent Iraqis in order to assure the killing of the ones we want killed!).

It is important to note that Aleksander Boyd has publicly called for the use of violence to get rid of Chavez  … and so has at least one of the other writers who is often published by Boyd, Gustavo Coronel, who once upon a time wrote for VHeadline.com.  (Unfortunately I do not have a copy of what Gustavo Coronel wrote where he specifically called for the use of violence to get rid of Chavez.  I have been hacked into so many times that I have lost much information, including the article in question and the link information.)

And they call themselves “civilized” and “democratic.”

But who is Webb-Vidal? It appears that he works for the “reputable” UK Financial Times (out of Venezuela) … but .. let us see what he says (according to OAI Press) .  From an article (May 27, 2004) published on Vcrisis.com, alarmingly (!) entitled, “Venezuela’s Chavez aims at warlike conflict scenarios to stay in power” … “Based on a possible Colombo-Venezuelan conflict, journalist Andy Webb-Vidal, in a press release published yesterday by the Financial Times of London, stated the worrisome intentions of Hugo Chavez of causing an arms race with Colombia. As written by Webb-Vidal, he maintains that Venezuela has launched a weapon procurement spree to gain advantage, is its military balance, over Colombia, thus edging the two countries into an arms race.” 

Where is that “arms race?”

Almost two years have passed since the comments above were made. As far as I can see, the above “news” was meant only to further destabilize the Chavez government.  This is one of hundreds of examples I can refer to. 

Let’s try one more quote, again from Vcrisis.com, again by Webb-Vidal. “Venezuela is preparing to take political control of private banks as part of a drive to spread ‘revolutionary’ government control over the economy of the world’s fifth largest oil exporter.”

The above was published on September 1, 2005 … another “scare,” of course.

I don’t see any government action to take control of private banks. Even if there were some sort of “action” taken “against” the private banks, it would not be action taken unilaterally by the Venezuelan government, or by Chavez himself (as so many anti-Chavez articles often claim … Chavez did this, Chavez did that, etc.). Such actions would be approved through the elected Venezuelan National Assembly! Hello? Andy? Are you there?  Hey, want happened to the arms race? The banks?  How about the FARC?

I believe that Andy Webb-Vidal is a vicious opponent of Chavez … or should I say, an avid supporter of the violent anti-Chavez gang, which of course, includes Aleksander Boyd and Gustavo Coronel … and Maria Corina Machado, and Patricia Poleo … and CAP … and Henrique Capriles Radonski … and Pedro Carmona … and Carlos Ortega and Carlos Fernandez … and many more members of the Venezuelan elite and mid-to-upper classes who supported and/or participated in the US-financed, elite-drive coup against democratically-elected Chavez in April 2002.

Civilized, democratic and educated (as they so arrogantly claim themselves to be)?

Some readers may not know who the above-mentioned people are.  You don’t really have to know them … just imagine that you are being violently raped by a large gang of bloodthirsty, yelling psychopaths, eyes bulging with lust and rage.  in my opinion they are the rapists … they raped, and violently so, the country and its people. Blood for show included, the grins to accompany their morbid acts.

I could go on and on giving examples of the manipulation of information by the violent anti-Chavez sectors and by the mainstream “western” media … how “shocking” and “alarming” “news” is concocted for no other purpose than to help destabilize Venezuela … in order to get rid of Chavez.  Media and information manipulation is an acceptable method to dishonest people … and Andy Webb-Vidal appears to aptly confirm this.  Not providing names or sources to substantiate claims is also acceptable to these people … especially if it is successful at diverting the general public’s attention away from the facts.  Iraq comes to mind again.

CIA and other covert operations

On another front, we know that the violent anti-Chavez Venezuelan crowd is financed by the US government through the NED and USAID … and by perhaps other organizations which divert US taxpayers’ money for covert operations abroad. (There is much written about this by myself and others, with details and the substantiating evidence.  You can use the VHeadline.com search engine and type in: NED. You will access many articles on the subject, dating back to about October 2003, when it was first discovered that the US government was financing the violent Venezuelan opposition to Chavez.)

We also know that the US government, like the violent Venezuelan anti-Chavez gang, is capable of using whatever criminal and ruthless tactics necessary to achieve its goal.  There is no need to question this fact.  The evidence is out there for everyone to see, Iraq.  Therefore, it is quite obvious that part of the tactics to attempt to destabilize Venezuela before the upcoming December 2006 presidential election, include the creation of fear through the use of violence … and extreme violence at that. 

Violence creates fear.  Fears creates panic.  Panic creates chaos.  Chaos calls for extreme measures (such as an invasion of Venezuela by the USA) … which leads to repression and helpless resignation of the general public … which in turn leads to control of the masses … which then leads to exploitation of the masses … and mass enrichment of the ruling classes.

Exactly what the US and the Venezuelan elite want!

As I see it, this step of the plan has begun … the murder of a Venezuelan businessman in Venezuela … next, the kidnapping of three children from a wealthy Venezuelan-Canadian family … in Venezuela (of course!) … and their subsequent violent assassinations … and … the assassination of a photographer from an opposition-run newspaper chain (El Mundo and Ultimas Noticias) … in Venezuela (of course!).

More such gruesome events will occur … unfortunately … but, hey, the US government doesn’t give a flying fling about who gets killed or how they receive their death sentence or who delivers it … and neither does the violent Venezuelan opposition to Chavez.  The years 2002 and 2003 are definite proof that the use of violence is not a problem for most Venezuelan Chavez-haters.

(For readers who do not know what happened in 2002 and 2003 … the Venezuelan opposition to Chavez led a coup against Chavez and organized violent protests which left many people dead or injured and millions of innocent Venezuelans jobless and destitute after an elite-driven, three-month employer lockout. Bombings and assassination were also orchestrated by the anti-Chavez sectors … all this keeping in mind that most of the violent Venezuelan anti-Chavez movement was —  and probably still is —  financed by the US government. I will never forget … and there is much written on VHeadline.com about these events. You can use the search engine – type in words like coup, strike, lockout, bombing, NED, sabotage, PDVSA …)

Who is committing these recent crimes? 

Some vagabond street-criminals?  I don’t think so.  

It could be, as is typical in Venezuela, that the assassinations are a matter of settling of accounts … but maybe not.

Danilo Anderson, the head government prosecutor assigned to the April-2002-coup-against-Chavez trials,  was assassinated in November 2004, shortly after taking on the role. Was someone trying to destabilize the prosecution process of the Venezuelan criminals who were involved in the coup?  Certainly!

Most, if not all of the accused (or investigated), are members of Venezuela’s elite .. the filthy rich who mostly made their money through massive corruption, tax evasion … and at the expense of the lives and the blood of the majority 80% poorer citizenry.

The Venezuelan church elite (the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference) was also instrumental and deeply involved, both subversively and overtly, in the coup and in the subsequent sabotage of the country in 2002 and 2003.

Keep reading the news about Venezuela … here on VHeadline.com, the best English-language source of real news about Venezuela. 

I can assure you that we have only begun the precarious trek through the leech-infested realm of the CIA and its Venezuelan traitors-and-criminals par excellence!

Oscar Heck

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Oscar Heck has been a VHeadline.com commentarist for over 3 years and has contributed close to 500 articles.  Born in Canada, Oscar has spent most of his life working as an executive recruiter and corporate investigator.  He has traveled to 34 countries and lived/worked in 12, including Kuwait during the Gulf War (1991).  Oscar’s love affair with Venezuela began 28 years ago when he first went to work as a missionary in the shantytowns (barrios) of Caracas and in the Barlovento area, east of Caracas. Over the years, Oscar has traveled and worked throughout  much of Venezuela, living mostly in the barrios. Oscar’s strong anti-US-government stance stems mostly from his experience in the Gulf War and from his vast exposure to the inside workings of large corporations. His strong pro-Venezuela stance stems from his love for the Venezuelan Pueblo and from his unwavering belief that Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s current President, is taking positive steps toward enhancing the lives of the traditionally exploited, abused and excluded 80% majority. Oscar is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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