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O cursed spite

Shortly before I was born, the world permitted Hitler to not only come to power, but to make himself a dictator, and the world community did not start to act until it was too late. Even worse, they teamed up with the larger criminal, Stalin, and totally ignored his crimes. This ignoring is continuing to this day, and Putin’s Russia has never settled the scores with the past. People who have committed crimes against humanity are celebrated as heroes.

The evil of communism survived in Cuba. From there it infected Latin America, and took root in Venezuela. Communism is an ideology of dominance in which the leadership strives for absolute power. To get absolute power, the enemies—present and potential—have to be completely eliminated. The enemy to power is everyone with resources. Thus, everyone has to be poor, and be depending on the state for his survival. The landowners, the factory owners, the merchants, the farmers, the educated, the clerics, the organized labor, all of those have to be eliminated.

The communist ideology says that to create the communist ideal, one has to create a “new man,” and to do that, one has to eliminate about 10% of the population. It has been shown that only about 10% of a population is connected beyond their immediate family, neighbors, and co-workers. Those 10% are the only ones who can stage a rebellion. Those are the ones who have to be eliminated. Stalin executed and starved them to death. About ten millions of them. Castro executed some, confiscated the property of many more, and made conditions so bad that they fled to USA. The Cubans keep fleeing to USA. This summer has seen the largest wave of “balseros” (people fleeing in home-made rafts over the Caribbean Sea) since after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Why now?

Castro’s Imperialism

When the help from the Soviet Union dried up, Castro tried to take control over the oil-rich South American nation of Venezuela. He had an infiltrator in the presidential palace, an army officer by the name of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (who died in Cuba around December 30, 2012, although the regime lied about his death date, and as of today they have still to produce a death certificate, or a medical report, which, together with an audio recording in which his assassination by this method is mentioned, suggests that he was murdered by Raúl Castro). Anyway, in 1989 the first attempt to take power was made, the “Caracazo”, but it failed. A plan to murder the president was averted late in that year, and Chávez was temporarily jailed, but was released by the president (General Peñaloza, then head of military intelligence, has related this to me). In 1992 they tried again, now with a military coup on February 4th, but it, too, failed, and Chávez went to jail. In November the same year a second military coup was attempted, with wanton killings, but also that failed and Chávez remained in jail.

The Venezuelan society was, however, deeply infiltrated, including a high-level person in the presidential palace (we know this because someone tricked president Carlos Andrés Perez to sign the promotion of Chávez after the averted assassination attempt in 1989). They managed to get Chávez released, and he was allowed to run for election to president in 1989. According to what Vice Admiral Carratu has told me (he was “jefe de la casa militar”, responsible for the president’s security, during the 1992 military coup attempt), the director of the election authority was murdered weeks before the 1989 election, and fraud was committed to give the victory to Chávez. And so Castro gained control over Venezuela.

Fast forward. After having successfully used the same method of gaining power in several other nations in Latin America, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez set their sights on Honduras. Then president Manuel Zelaya was host for the meeting in which Cuba was reinstated into OAS, from which it had been excluded after having attempted a military invasion of Venezuela in the early 1960’s. On June 28th, 2009, Zelaya tried to hold an illegal referendum, in open spite of a direct Supreme Court cease and desist order. He was arrested by the military acting on the Supreme Court’s orders. As a matter of national self-defense in the face of the presence of a large number of armed trouble-makers from Venezuela and Nicaragua inside the country, they judged it unsafe to hold the president inside the country, and so they expatriated him to Costa Rica (where he switched to pajama and falsely claimed that he had been expelled in pajama). The constitutional democracy of Honduras had thus saved itself, for now. It was the first country to successfully resist the Russio-Cuban method of infiltration (the second became Ukraine early this year, when the people threw out the pro-Russian president).

However, in Honduras as in Ukraine, the threat is not over as long as the enemy remains committed to try to conquer the country. I believe the best way to permanently bring Russia into line is to support the Siberian independence movement until victory, but that’s another fight. My concern in 2009 was with Honduras. Neither Honduras nor any country on the Western Hemisphere will be safe, until democracy has been restored on Cuba. “Attack is often the best defense,” as the proverb goes. They infiltrate and try to overthrow regimes from the inside. So how to defeat Castro?

Saving peace and democracy

Infiltrating Cuba is virtually impossible due to the complete physical isolation of the nation. They are even more isolated than North Korea, since they have no land borders. Furthermore, they have virtually no internet or other useful two-way communication.

The weak spot of Cuba is their economy. The extermination of all those who were carrying the economy means that there is virtually no economic activity on the island, so they live on tourism, some exports of raw material (nickel stands out), and—importantly—what they are robbing from oil-rich Venezuela, their de-facto colony since 1999.

Investigating the situation in Venezuela I found that there was fertile ground for a rebellion. Contrary to the western media image, the regime did not have the majority of the people behind it. It didn’t take much study to conclude that it was an electoral dictatorship, a “skenvalsdiktatur” in Swedish, a term that was amply used in the 1930’s in Europe, but that now needs to be dusted off for countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and maybe also Argentina. It’s a franchise, Cuba provides the intelligence through their spy agency G-2, and helps the presidents perpetuate themselves in power in return for them helping Cuba.

The country obviously needed a clandestine resistance movement. There had been much struggle but all open, as if it was a democracy. The dictatorship knew how to neutralize the democratic opposition: Leaders were either bought, compromised, or otherwise eliminated, and they effectively managed to divide the opposition. What they didn’t divide they infiltrated, and gave people the wrong ideas. The clandestine resistance would need to communicate the truth, to counter this propaganda and state-instigated rumors.

In February 2011, I contacted a handful of Venezuelans from different backgrounds with an idea to create an anonymous resistance network, and so  “Operación Libertad Venezuela” was born. To this day it has managed to stay largely clandestine, even though since 2013 it has had two public spokespersons: Former director of the election authority CNE, Ana Mercedes Díaz, and María Conchita Alonso, whose fame in Latin America makes an introduction superfluous. “OLV” manages tens of Facebook-pages for sharing news about the struggle, something that the regime’s censorship does not allow in conventional media. Facebook was chosen strategically: Twitter has inadequate security (as proven by the fact that many tweeters have been arrested this year), and specific domains (such as used by blogs) are way to easy to block. They have tried but failed to block OLV on Facebook, and their only recourse has been to drastically slow down the Internet as a whole.

Unlike Twitter, Facebook also offered affordable advertisement, and using that feature OLV kick-started the resistance when the regime was hiding Chávez’s death in early January, 2013, with this post:

Facebook ad from January 7, 2013
This promoted Facebook-post on January 7, 2013, reached almost half a million Venezuelans. The text says that if no new president is sworn in on January 10 {and nobody was}, Venezuela will effectively turn into a Cuban colony, and for that reason OLV summons all to join the freedom fight.

The collapse of the Venezuelan economy, the death of Chávez, and the tyranny of Maduro have all played into the hands of the resistance. The idea that communism is a viable ideology has been torpedoed by reality. The fact that there is a foreign invasion (not just Cuban militaries but also Russian, Belorussian, and Iranian, plus many Chinese workers in the main military base) is now clear to a majority of Venezuelans. The brutal repression of peaceful protests earlier in 2014 has convinced many that this regime is more akin to Kadaffi’s in Libya, or Assad’s in Syria, than to the dictatorships that fell relatively peacefully in Tunisia and Egypt. In other words, this regime will not let go of power voluntarily, they will fight to death to hold on to power. I, too, believe that to be the case, because they are guilty of so many and so severe crimes, that once out of power the only thing that awaits them is prison for life. We are talking crimes against humanity, cocaine smuggling on a huge scale, and support of terrorism.

This quisling-regime of Maduro’s will have to be removed from power by a popular rebellion, by force, the old-fashioned way. Non-violence does not work against people without conscience: Stalin, Hitler, Castro. Furthermore, Maduro is just a figurehead. The real ruler in Caracas is Diosdado Cabello, who has stolen in the order of a billion (with B) dollars—and so have several others of those white collar communists.

Although Russia has rebounded, the economical hardships in Cuba reveal that Venezuela still is important as an economical backer of the Castro dictatorship, because the economical disaster in Venezuela is directly influencing Cuba. The security forces that the regime uses to defend itself on Cuba, are the same ones that it uses to protect its hold on power in Venezuela. A simultaneous uprising in both countries will have the highest likelihood of success.

When the Venezuelan people do take action to defend their liberty and sovereignty, the world had better be ready to stand up for freedom and democracy. Back in 2009 the world falsely condemned the Honduran democracy’s self-defense as a military coup, ignoring the legal and political reality. That was a black stain on the world community, the memory of which will for ever live in shame. When that happened I felt like Hamlet, and I hated it, but a man has to do what a man has to do:

The time is out of joint, o cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right.

I pray that the world will react before it is too late to avert world war three. Those who have perpetrated crimes against humanity in the name of communism have to stand trial, whether they are from Venezuela or Cuba, from Russia or China. The fight against evil never ends, and every generation has to keep up the guard and never allow itself to believe that the war is won. It’s not. It’s just an armistice.

Electric Discharge in mid air

Today we experienced a lightning storm, very mild, but suddenly there was like a static discharge in mid-air in the kitchen, 2 m in front of me, 1 m in front of the stove and microwave oven, about 1.8 m above the floor. The closest “object” was my wife’s head, about 0.5 m away. It was a light flash, the crackling sound of an electric discharge, and maybe 0.5 s later the thunder of a lightning strike was heard outside the kitchen window just behind my back. The house has a grounded copper wire all around the foundation that I installed myself. The grounding point is where the thunder was heard from. The discharge was not in the horizontal center of the loop, but closer to the grounding point. So far we haven’t found anything damaged by the lightning.

It doesn’t match the general description of a ball lightening, since they are longer lived and silent. This had all the features of an electrical discharge, although it happened in mid-air. So why did it happen? Apparently the electrical field got stronger than the dielectric breakdown voltage over some distance, maybe in the order of millimeters. For a distance of 5 mm, about 30 kV is needed. This is of course just speculation, but perhaps a strong current in a lightning outside the house, and or in the copper wire surrounding the house, created a strong magnetic field inside that, once the current ceased, gave rise to an induced electric field with a focal point in that spot in the air. A focal point? Well, perhaps it’s got to do with the limited speed by which an electrical field travels. Maybe the field is created as a wave from the electrical conductor in which the magnetic field is inducing the electricity, and the field from different parts collided in this spot in mid air to form a concentrated electrical field stronger than the breakdown voltage? Electricity is not my field, lightening is not my field, but it clearly appeared to be an electrostatic discharge in mid air, and that is the best hypothesis I can come up with.

Holodomor in Venezuela

There can hardly be any doubt: The Venezuelan puppet regime under Maduro is executing a genocide by hunger. For a long time there has been a serious shortage of food, and people are standing in line from one day to the next just to buy a single package of flour. In the past thousands of tons of food have been found rotting in containers in harbors, but that could be due to incompetence or indifference. However, the new revelations leave no room for doubt: Deliberately burying 200 tons of perfectly good food on a confiscated and abandoned farm is a conscious act executed with a purpose. There is only one logical explanation: They want to starve the Venezuelan people to either submission or death.

The confiscated farm where the food was found buried.

In Ukraine about 10 million people were starved to death the winter of 1933. Stalin took their food and forbade them from leaving the area. My grandfather, Knut “Attarparn” Nilsson, was there at the time, invited by Stalin. He realized that there were no farmers on the farms, and suspected that they were all dead. He just didn’t know how. When he returned to Sweden they sent a loaf of bread with him. It was baked on the grains taken from the farmers in Ukraine, and tasted good according to my dad who was a young child at the time, and who for many decades would know nothing about the Holodomor.

Coincidentally, the night before leaving Moscow, the group in which my grandfather was traveling were all invited to a banquet in the Kremlin. My grandfather, who understood Russian after his time in Alaska (although he had never revealed that to the hosts), switched chair with a friend. Half way through the dinner there was a ruckus around his friend, they took him by force to a hospital and flushed his stomach. Naturally one must conclude that they had poisoned the food and when they realized it was the wrong person sitting there, they saved his life. I say this to illustrate how they think and behave. Killing a person to “save the revolution” is admirable for them, but to kill the wrong person is not allowed.

The food was buried at Corozo Pando in central Venezuela.

Not only does Maduro execute verbal violence; not only does he let his cattle shoot at unarmed protesters; but he is clearly a person who stops at nothing to hold on to power, not even genocide by hunger: Holodomor.

Nazism alive and well in Canadian university

A professor at the university of Ottawa, Susan Spronk, has published an article defending the Venezuelan regime’s brutal repression of protesters, a repression which includes shooting people to death at point blank range, torturing them, raping them, and disappearing them, not to forget incarcerating and detaining them in the hundreds and thousands. Her blatant propaganda lies, her accusing of the victims, her defending all of this in the name of “socialism” makes it totally clear that she subscribes to the same ideology as Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin. Nazism, communism, radical islamism, it’s the same thing: Putting ones own ideas above other people’s right to live.

Susan Spronk defends the murder of Geraldine Moreno and other non-violent protesters in Venezuela.

There is no fundamental difference between Susan Spronk and those who justify the Holodomor, the Holocaust, suicide bombers, or genocide. She has already taken the key step, putting an ideology above human rights. The rest follows automatically.

Here is an article in Spanish criticizing her article point by point on the facts.

China controls all U.S. Internet?

We have heard about the U.S. government’s back doors into internet servers and hubs. Anything the U.S. can do, China can do as well. They just need physical access to the device during the production stage. In every home where there is Internet, there is a modem. For instance, Comcast has Xfinity modems. Where are they made? In China.

If I were anxious to control free speech (like China, Russia, Cuba, and the Maduro puppet regime in Venezuela are), then my main concern would be to make sure that the truth does not go viral on the Internet. It’s not necessary to prevent it completely from getting out, since it can be diluted with propaganda lies. All one has to do is to make it slow in spreading, and a way to do that is to limit the ability of those who are spreading it to access the internet. In fact, that is exactly how the regime is acting in the ongoing conflict in Venezuela. This blog has been the target of such an attack for months (now the technicians have hopefully solved the issue, for now; it was an attack that made it very hard to access the server where this blog is hosted). But now I’m getting a different type of attack.

Several times a day my Xfinity modem stops transmitting certain information, in a very targeted way so as to affect only the channels I use to share information about Venezuela, nothing else. It goes away when I reset it, so the code that’s doing it obviously resides in software, it’s not hard programmed, it’s not in flash memory but in RAM. How do I know it is not in my computer? For two reasons: It cannot be resolved by restarting the computer, and it affects identical computers in the same way, even though I’ve never used them for communicating.

There are two possibilities, the first being that there is a backdoor into the Xfinity modem. A modem like that is a computer. When it starts it works, but then at some point of time, abruptly the communication stops working on certain channels, meaning it gets re-infected. The second possibility is that the hack is being done on the Comcast server that the Xfinity modem is communicating with, somewhere away from my physical location. It would have the same symptom, because when restarting the modem the communication channel is re-established, a new session is started in the server, and until the attacker identifies and corrupts the new session, everything will work.

But why go through all this trouble? I’m helping sharing the truth about Venezuela, I’m assisting Operación Libertad Venezuela, and although this was supposed to be secret (exactly to avoid these kinds of things), some not-so-bright freedom fighters have published it (such as Robert Alonso and Cristal Montañez), revealing that they don’t understand what they are up against. They obviously don’t understand the nature of their enemy. I’m going out of my way to help their country in its fight for freedom, and they repay me by putting my life in danger.

If you want to understand what the limits of the enemy are, watch this documentary (sorry, no English subtitles for non-English speech): The Soviet Story (2008). Maduro in Venezuela, Castro on Cuba, and Putin in Russia are all reincarnations of the same ideology, communism. They will react similarly because they follow the same “logic”. They will kill enemies, but not someone who by coincidence found out a forbidden truth; that person will just be prevented from communicating it. They believe in class warfare, but they will not kill the unwanted elements of society if there is a better way to get rid of them (having them flee to Miami is a better way, from there they will actually be sending money back to Cuba / Venezuela, and provide a staging ground for infiltrating USA). They may ruthlessly kill Smith, but leave Jones alone, because they are following orders and to kill the wrong person is a crime even for them. The easiest way to understand them is to think of them as the Mafia. They are the Mafia, the world’s greatest and most powerful Mafia.

If you wonder what role the Chines play in this, I have a question back for you: What’s the Chinese word for “mafia”? In Italy there are different mafia families. They can cooperate on projects without being united. Every family looks after it’s own interests. Crime is a capitalist endeavor; if the Chinese have a way of hacking internet, there is no reason they wouldn’t sell their services to another mafia family. For money, or for some other favor in return.

The bottom line is that the cyberwar is already in full swing, and the first victim – as always in wars – is the Truth. Except this time it quite literally is the truth that is targeted.

Glory to the Brave People

Gloria al bravo Pueblo. That’s how Venezuela’s national anthem starts, and now they have really shown that they are worthy of those words. They have risen up against a regime that for over a decade has used intimidation and implicit threat of violence against protests in order to make people passive and submissive.

The Venezuelan people have tried every democratic method in the book in order to avoid an open confrontation on the streets, but last year they reached the end of the rope. After the stolen election on April 14th, 2013, people took to the streets the say after, just to be gunned down. Rather than resign, they started organizing clandestinely, and launched street protests in the Fall. It started with a Day of Rage on the 5 month mark of the fraud, which – although it was modest with only some 60 participants – was a water divide because it was held in western Caracas, at Plaza Venezuela, in “chavista” territory, where no opposition protest had been held for over a decade. Yet there was no violence, and the marchers were not molested by the residents. This was a clear sign that the regime’s support was very weak, and it inspired the “autoconvocado” spontaneous protest on November 9, 16, 23, and 30. The Nov 9 march was the first time that the opposition backed the protest instead of trying to sabotage it behind the scenes, like they did with Day of Rage, and with the international event “Por la Verdad” (for the truth) on June 2nd.

After a lull for the December 8th municipal elections and the Christmas holidays, January saw the murder of a former Miss Venezuela. This became a turning point. A vigil in her honor that was convened in western Caracas by Operación Libertad Venezuela (OLV) had to be cancelled when illegal armed regime supporters (so-called “colectivos”) threatened to disperse it with violence. The blatant violence and threat of violence against people who just want food and a reasonable security that they will not be gunned down on the streets, was just too much. Many decided that they might as well die protesting as being shot to death by criminals, or spend 6 hours a day standing in line to buy food. Two opposition leaders, Leopoldo López, and congresswoman Maria Corina Machado, held a press conference January 23rd which initiated town hall meetings around the country under the slogan “La Salida” (the exit). Later on the streets of Caracas Ms Machado called for rebellion openly. They were joined by Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, but other opposition politicians such as the presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, from whom the election was stolen last year, have openly rejected the rebellion.

An OLV poll on Facebook shows that López and Machado enjoy a high degree of trust of 81% and 62% respectively, while Capriles is at 22%. The same poll, made around the end of February and March with 518 participants, has 79% saying that the fight can only end when the regime falls since the people will not stop fighting until that happens. Also 79% considerthe real ruler of Venezuela to be Castro on Cuba, and only 3% consider the regime and the president legitimate.

This seems to be unstoppable. The momentum is too great, the determination of the people is too deep. For years they have gathered steam and now it’s showing up in death-defiant bravery on the streets.

The 150-km march "Andean Crusade" (Cruzada Andina) arrived in San Cristóbal on April 9.

Facebook censures Venezuelan call for help

Facebook has censured an image posted in protest against the crimes against humanity committed by the dictatorial regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. His thugs undressed a protester and forced him to walk naked. In protest many in Venezuela have also got naked, and today there was a naked march in Caracas to call attention to the dictatorship. Yet Facebook censured this picture posted on the page of Operación Libertad Venezuela (OLV, Operation Freedom Venezuela).

Image censored by Facebook 2014-04-05

This is Facebook’s own guidelines: “Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.” Clearly Facebook has in this case violated their own guidelines to “respect people’s right to share content of personal importance“. Their decision is absolutely appalling, given that on multiple occasion regime apologists have posted comments on the OLV page with hate speech and encouragement to violent acts, but not a single time has Facebook removed such a comment contributing materially to Crimes Against Humanity.

The Battle for Democracy in Venezuela

On April 14, 2013, the Cuban regime stole the presidential election in Venezuela and gave the victory to their Colombian man, Nicolás Maduro. People took to streets all over the country but were gunned down. The candidate who really won the election, Henrique Capriles, caved in and called the protests off. At this point the democratic resistance started organizing, and at the 5-month mark of the election fraud, September 14, Operación Libertad Venezuela called for a Day of Rage. The party of Capriles secretly sabotaged the protest, forbidding their members to participate in any way. When this was revealed in public people got very angry, and started realizing that the opposition was working in cohorts with the regime.

One of many demonstrations in 2014 demanding regime change.

This led to a series of grassroots protests in November with thousands of people all over the country. Capriles had sold the municipal election in December as a “referendum” on Maduro, but of course the opposition lost, since the election fraud issue had not been dealt with. This was the final nail in the coffin for his credibility. In January, the tragic murder of a Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear, fueled an outrage over the rampant murder rate, the highest in the world. Shortly afterwards, an attack on a student at a campus sparked a student revolt in Táchira.

One of many killed by the regime. Many have been shot in the head, by either regime thugs (their version of brownshirts), or by snipers, or by soldiers who are often Cubans in Venezuelan uniform.

With Capriles out of the picture, other opposition politicians took over and called for a non-violent rebellion in order to recover democracy. Those behind the October and November protests joined in, and all sectors together took to the streets. These protests are grass roots. Nobody controls them. The number of people supporting them keeps growing all the time. I know of some who were chavistas when it started, and who are now on the barricades since weeks. They have joined when they saw how the regime responded to peaceful marches with gunfire; how they tortured their sons and daughters; and when they were attacked in their homes while not having anything to do with the protests.

The core complain is that Venezuela has been colonized by Cuba and lost it's independence. All other issues are incidental and caused by this.

Let me take Valencia February 12 to 13 as an example. On Feb 12 a peaceful march was ambushed by regime thugs, with the military leaving them at their destiny. Miss Tourism 2013 of the state was shot dead, a bullet hit her head. The next day the same people were demonstrating peacefully in front of a shopping center, and some walked up to the military and asked them to please not shoot at them. The response of the military was to do just that, start shooting at them. They even shot at people in their apartments who were filming what was going on, destroyed vehicles etc. Something unexpected happened when street criminals, people from the poorest areas (the only ones armed apart from the regime) opened fire against the military to defend the unarmed civilians. That has later happened on other occasions in Valencia, and in several other cities as well. What the street criminals see are not militaries shooting at civilians; what they see is Cubans shooting at Venezuelans. There are tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers in Venezuelan military uniform and they form the core of the oppression.

The regime is using military equipment against civilians, including Dragoon tanks with 90 mm cannon which they have been caught on camera firing in civilian neighbourhoods.

The regime uses military equipment such a this tank with a 90 mm cannon. They also deploy thousands of thugs who have been armed and paid by the regime to spread terror, and they are responsible for many of the murders. Furthermore, the regime deploys tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers who, in violation of international law, operate in Venezuelan military uniform. To do so once hostilities have started – which they obviously have – is a war crime.

Queen of Shame: Elizabeth II

Last Friday, the Organization for American States (OAS) voted to hold their meeting behind closed doors, and then they took the ongoing crisis in Venezuela off the table. They needed two thirds majority to do this, which they barely got, so the votes of each country mattered. Among the 22 votes counted in favor of a private meeting were 8 from kingdoms that have Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state, while one of her kingdoms abstained. If those 9 had voted for transparency, the vote would have been 20 to 13 AGAINST closing the doors; the meeting would have discussed Venezuela, the whole world would have been shown the atrocities there being committed, and most certainly the OAS would have expressed outrage.

Queen Elizabeth II and a victim of Crimes Against Humanity
Elizabeth II and Geraldine Moreno, shot in the eye with a shotgun by the Venezuelan military during a peaceful demonstration. RIP.

Why does the OAS vote matter so much? My contacts in the Swedish foreign department have for years told me that “until the OAS acts, neither Sweden nor the European Union will act.” They respect the OAS as the supreme body for supervising the state of democracy in the Americas. Last Friday the OAS voted to turn a blind eye to Venezuela, and immediately the Cuban puppet regime in Caracas deployed all of the Cuban soldiers there present to suppress the uprising in a most bloody and cruel way. Just in the first 48 hours after the vote, 5 unarmed civilians, including a pregnant woman working as sign language interpreter on TV news, were gunned down by either the military or the regime’s thugs. Many more were injured, and thousands were attacked in their homes with gunshots, shotgun shots, and tear gas grenades shot through their windows.

Elizabeth II is the queen over nine American kingdoms who are blocking the discussion in OAS:

Kingdom	                          Prime Minister        Population
Jamaica	                          Portia Simpson-Millor	 2,711,476
Bahamas	                          Perry Christie	   351,461
Belize	                          Dean Barrow	           349,728
Barbados	                  Freundel Stuart	   285,000
Saint Lucia	                  Kenny Anthony	           180,000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Ralph Gonsalves          109,000
Grenada	                          Keith Mitchell	   103,328
Antigua and Barbado               Baldwin Spencer	    86,295
Saint Kitts and Nevis             Denzil Douglas	    54,000

With the exception of Jamaica they are all tiny. Barbados abstained, but in the face of Crimes Against Humanity, inaction is complicity.

All of these kingdoms, except Barbados, are receiving very favorable financing from Venezuela, but only Jamaica has been transparent about how the money is being used. Ex-president Manuel Zelaya of Honduras said in private, when he was trying to get his country to accept the same deal with Venezuela, that this loan with 1% interest over 25 years, and we are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars, “will not have to be paid back”. Zelaya took the money and spent it as he seemed fit, figuring that if and when time came to repay it the one on the hook would not be him personally but Honduras as a nation. Why would we expect that the other members of PetroCaribe got a different deal? Their vote in OAS shows that they have been bought. Look at the video when their ambassadors are voting: They are turning their heads down and voting with SHAME.

In all fairness, Elizabeth II is also the queen of Canada, and Canada voted in favor of transparency. It is a pity that her reputation will be tarnished by the actions of these apparently corrupt kingdoms, who are supporting a vile dictatorship, and not just that: They are covering for a war of aggression, because it is Cuba that is controlling Venezuela, it is Cuba who calls the shots (quite literally). And as if that wasn’t bad enough, they are covering for War Crimes, since the Cuban soldiers are fighting in Venezuelan military uniforms (of the army and of the national guard). So to sum up:

Elizabeth II is the queen over nine kingdoms that are covering for crimes against humanity, crime against peace, and war crimes.

Some will object that she doesn’t have the power to do anything about it. That is an unacceptable position in the face of the worst crimes known to man. If I were in her position, I would rather abdicate as queen over those nine kingdoms, than have their betrayal of the human race destroy my good reputation from my other kingdoms. To do nothing would be a sign of cowardice, and I don’t believe Elizabeth II is a coward.

One day Putin will cry “coup d’état in Venezuela!”

How will the crisis in Venezuela end? Some foreign leaders call for “dialog”. Forget it. That will never happen. The de-facto president, Nicolás Maduro, has no power. He is just a puppet for Castro, while the strong-man inside the country supposedly is Diosdado Cabello, although it’s increasingly clear that the only thing he is capable of is creating mayhem with the help of murder gangs.

This crisis will end when the regime falls and Cuba (and other foreign invaders, including Russia) leave Venezuela, not a day earlier. At that moment someone else will of course have to take the helm and try to restore governability.

When that happens, as certain as “Amen” in Church, Putin, Castro, and their allies will cry “Coup d’état in Venezuela!”

It is so predictable. They do it every single time, and there are so many naïve leftists around who at that moment—but not before—will raise their eyes from their navel and start repeating “Coup d’état?! Coup d’état!? Oh, how typical, another coup d’état in South America!”

Since when is the liberation of a colony from the colonial power a coup d’état? Alas, my prediction is that scores of pundits will emerge from the turfs they normally hide under to declare this particular liberation a coup d’état.

And not just any coup d’état, mind you! No, they will say that it is a fascist coup d’état. They will say that CIA was behind it. But they will never admit that Cuba and Russia have occupied Venezuela, no no no, that is not occupation, that is “brotherly love” or something.

Wanna bet?

Maria Corina Machado, "rebel leader." If Putin calls her military coup leader, she would be the first woman military coup leader in history!