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FN har upphört att fungera

Den 16 oktober är det val av 5 nya medlemmar till Säkerhetsrådet för en två-årsperiod. I valgruppen för Latinamerika och Karibien finns endast ett kandidatland: Venezuela. Detta samtidigt som presidenten och andra ledande medlemmar av regimen i Venezuela står under utredning av åklagarämbetet för den Internationella Brottsmålsdomstolen i Haag, misstänkta för Brott mot Mänskligheten. Hur är det möjligt att det enda kandidatlandet är en brutal tyranni, en diktatur som håller sig med politiska fångar och torterar och mördar ungdomar som vägrar överge drömmen om att leva i demokrati och frihet? Ett land som dessutom inte längre är självständigt, utan vars quisling-regim hålls kvar vid makten av kubanska, ryska och iranska trupper och säkerhetstjänst?

Naturligtvis kan detta inte accepteras av en demokrati som Sverige. Sveriges regering bör omedelbart ta till alla till buds stående medel för att rädda FN och freden. Venezuela har inte i FN att göra eftersom landet är en skurkstat, en terroristsponsor, och eftersom det inte i praktiken är ett självständigt land utan en vasall för Kuba, Ryssland och Iran (med Kinas goda minne och samarbete).

Om FNs generalförsamling skulle trots allt rösta in Venezuela i säkerhetsrådet bör Sverige stå rakryggad och lämna FN. Vi har ingen som helst glädje av att vara medlemmar i en maffiaorganisation, och om FN röstar för Venezuela, så bevisar de att det är en maffiaorganisation.

MANIFIESTO: Sí hay una salida a la crisis

Este manifiesto fue publicado por VENTEVENEZUELA el 15 de junio del 2014, y editado por OLV el 17 de junio. Esto significa texto borrado y esto texto añadido.

Una lucha democrática recorre Venezuela, nació en el corazón de nuestros jóvenes y se extendió a toda una nación que ha sido arruinada, fracturada, ensangrentada y traicionada por quienes violaron la Constitución y las Leyes, usaron las armas de la República contra su pueblo y llegaron al poder para entregarla al hampa, la corrupción, la miseria y el poder extranjero.

Los jóvenes han decidido luchar con esfuerzo, valentía y determinación por la conquista de su futuro. Desde febrero de 2014 despertó en toda la nación un movimiento cívico y autónomo de protesta sin precedente que exige un futuro ya. Un futuro donde el respeto a la vida no sea un mito, donde ser independientes, conseguir alimentos, medicinas, electricidad y la posibilidad de tener un hogar propio no sean lujos impensables.

El despertar de los venezolanos evidencia nuestra determinación para producir profundos cambios democráticos. Quienes controlan el poder han respondido con la más brutal represión en las calles y en los tribunales, generando más de 3000 detenciones arbitrarias, cientos de presos políticos, decenas de torturados y el asesinato de 42 venezolanos. El régimen está cometiendo crímenes de lesa humanidad y es el deber de cada ciudadano activarse en contra de esos crímenes.

La crisis sin precedente que vive nuestra nación, la insuperable incapacidad del Gobierno para enfrentarla y el firme avance represivo del régimen dictatorial, nos obliga a plantearle al país una salida a este grave conflicto:  la convocatoria urgente a nuevas elecciones justas, libres y transparentes para elegir un nuevo Gobierno de Unidad Nacional y Poderes Públicos independientes el derrocamiento del régimen ilegítimo, el establecimiento de un gobierno de transición y unión, el restablecimiento de Poderes Públicos independientes, y la convocatoria a nuevas elecciones justas, libres, transparentes y autenticas para elegir un nuevo gobierno, así cumpliendo con nuestro deber constitucional.

La ruta para la liberación nacional requiere de tres pasos fundamentales:

Primero, el fortalecimiento de la unidad democrática con estudiantes, partidos, trabajadores y ciudadanos, que se propongan, clara e inequívocamente, reemplazar al régimen lo antes posible por vías constitucionales.

Segundo, la convocatoria a un gran movimiento nacional para impulsar la renuncia de Nicolás Maduro prevista en el artículo 233 de la Constitución obligar la salida del régimen ilegítimo e inconstitucional bajo Nicolás Maduro.

Tercero, la activación de un mecanismo constitucional, vía enmienda o constituyente, para lograr la renovación del pacto social, la democratización el rescate de los Poderes Públicos y la reunificación de los venezolanos en un nuevo el modelo político, económico y social previsto por la Constitución.

Una vez restablecido el orden constitucional, y una nueva asamblea nacional elegida en elecciones autenticas haya sido instituido, esa asamblea puede promover enmiendas constitucionales para renovar el pacto social, siempre y cuando actúen adentro de la Constitución al modificar la Magna Carta, y no afuera como lo ocurrió en 1999 con un resultado desastroso.

Nuestro pueblo exige un cambio pronto, por una vía pacífica y democrática. El principal responsable de los males que hoy padece el pueblo venezolano es el sistema de gobierno al que nos enfrentamos: no habrá cambio si no salimos de la dictadura.

No será fácil, ni libre de sacrificios: el régimen represor no cederá fácilmente el poder. Es el pueblo soberano, en el ejercicio de su legítimo derecho a la protesta, en la calle y con la lucha no violenta, el que obligará a quienes hoy sustentan al régimen a aceptar un proceso de transición verdaderamente democrático. Sólo así lograremos alcanzar un diálogo político genuino e inclusivo que nos permita lograr el entendimiento y la ansiada reconciliación nacional. Para lograr la reconciliación es indispensable enjuiciar a los responsables por los crímenes de lesa humanidad.

Esta lucha va más allá de los colores políticos; debe superar las barreras artificiales que desde el poder han querido sembrar en nuestro pueblo para dividirlo. No es una lucha del gobierno contra la oposición, es la lucha de un bravo pueblo que se defiende de los ataques de una cúpula represiva, corrupta e ineficiente y que trabaja por los intereses de poderes extranjeros.

Debemos iniciar lo antes posible la ruta hacia la libertad: por eso convocamos a todos los venezolanos, y en especial a los miles de líderes y organizaciones sociales que han surgido o se han movilizado a partir de febrero, a avanzar en esta ruta y encontrarnos en un gran Congreso Movimiento por la reconstrucción nacional.

Convocamos a todos los sectores sociales: estudiantes, trabajadores, emprendedores, profesionales, amas de casa, venezolanos residentes en el exterior; a todas las organizaciones de la sociedad civil: asambleas de ciudadanos, academias, universidades, iglesias, partidos políticos, gremios, sindicatos, asociaciones y federaciones estudiantiles y juveniles, grupos culturales y deportivos, así como el nuevo liderazgo que ha emergido en la calle.

Unifiquemos nuestras luchas en un gran Congreso Movimiento que represente a todos los sectores y a todos los estados del país y que sirva de cauce, norte y guía para abrir una nueva página en nuestra historia,  acordar las bases del país que merecemos y asumir las responsabilidades en las acciones de nuestra lucha hasta la victoria.

Dediquemos este esfuerzo a todos los que han luchado y luchan por el restablecimiento de la democracia en nuestro país. A los caídos, a los presos políticos, a los exiliados, a los enjuiciados, a los torturados, a sus madres y a sus familiares.

Ha llegado la hora del cambio pacífico y constitucional. Ha llegado el momento de construir el futuro. El futuro ya empezó. Ha llegado el momento de rescatar la Patria. Rescatemos a la Patria.

#ElFuturoYaEmpezó #RescatemosALaPatria

Svenska politiker stödjer brott mot mänskligheten

Ett svenskt politiskt parti uppmanar öppet till brott mot mänskligheten, brott av samma slag som judeförintelsen och Stalins utrotning av tiotals miljoner bönder genom att svälta ihjäl dem. Partiet är det gamla KFML(r), nu kallat Kommunistiska Partiet. Deras logga säger rakt ut “klass mot klass”.

Att förfölja en grupp av människor är ett brott mot mänskligheten. Det spelar ingen roll om gruppen definieras på etniska grunder (“judar”), på politiska grunder (“högern”), på religiösa grunder (“kristna”), eller på sociala grunder (“klass”). Kommunistiska Partiet är ideologiskt jämförbara med alla de som förtrycker och mördar av ideologiska skäl: Nazister, muslimska militanta extremister, och naturligtvis andra kommunister till exempel Stalin och Castro.

Det anmärkningsvärda är att de tillåts öppet uppmana till Brott mot Mänskligheten.

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.

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.

Oligarker är också judar

Venezuelas heroiska uppror söker regimens vänner nedvärdera genom att kalla dem som protesterar “fascistiska oligarker”. Detta argument är likvärdigt med att kalla dem “judesvin” som man gjorde på 1930-talet. Det är dags att vi börjar betrakta likvärdiga beteenden på samma sätt. Så, varför är egentligen rasism förbjuden? Om man får vara lite cynisk så finns det två faktorer:

  1. Det är en form av demagogi som fungerar.
  2. Nazityskland förlorade kriget.

Men varför är då inte motsvarande hatdemagogi mot oligarker förbjuden. Enkelt:

  1. Det är visserligen en form av demagogi som fungerar,
  2. men Sovjetunionen var bland segrarna i kriget.

Det är egentligen ingen skillnad mellan “oligarker” och “judar”, för Hitler var det deras tillstånd av “oligarker” som var det viktiga, och det faktum att de var judar var sekundärt men användbart som metod att identifiera dem. Det var långt ifrån bara judar som gasades ihjäl. Att fokusera på rasismen är att missa poängen.

Poängen är att regimen sådde ut hat mot en grupp som ett demagogiskt verktyg för att krossa demokratin.

Exakt på samma sätt beter sig regimen i Venezuela, och har gjort sedan Hugo Chávez kom till makten 1999. Det finns ingen som helst principiell skillnad mellan Nazityskland och Bolivarianska Venezuela: Bägge regimerna kom till makten genom att utnyttja demokratin, bägge använde demagogi för att så hat mot en minoritet av folket, och bägge utnyttjade den uppiskade stämningen för att införa diktatur utan att folket märkte det, eller om de märkte det, utan att de vågade göra något åt det.

Tyskland gick ett grymt öde till mötes och betalade ett högt pris. Venezuelas folk har istället inlett ett uppror som man måste beundra. Obeväpnade går de ut på gatan dag efter dag, sedan den 4 februari, trots att de sedan den 12 februari har blivit mötta med dödligt våld vid många tillfällen. Omkring 30 demonstranter har skjutits ihjäl, slagits ihjäl, körts över. Ibland har det varit slumpvis vem som dött, ibland har det varit rena avrättningar av en ledare.

Christ with gas mask
Jesus på en bil i Venezuela under påskveckan.

Varför protesterar venezolanerna?

Härom dagen skrev Helsinki Times att det är ett “mysterium” varför venezolanerna protesterar. Det är det naturligtvis inte, det enda mysteriet är hur en så idiotisk formulering kunde smyga sig in i tidningen, för den avslöjar bara journalistens oförmåga att göra sitt jobb och navigera förbi regimens penetrerande propaganda. Men nu finns det en hjälp för alla förvillade journalister i Skandinavien: En video på svenska från Operación Libertad Venezuela:

Venezuelas frihetskamp

Videon börjar med då Hugo Chávez klev in på den politiska scenen i Venezuela, och sträcker sig fram till nutid. Videon redogör för de grova dragen i historien, utan att gå på djupet. Avsikten är tydligt att få tittaren att se hur de som protesterar ser på konflikten, inte att försöka övertyga någon om att de har rätt. Det handlar bara om att få framföra sin åsikt i en mediemiljö där regimen har alla möjligheter att få ut sin version, och demonstranterna så gott som inga eftersom media är censurerade, och regimen aktivt förtrycker yttrandefriheten på alla sätt den kan.

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!

Crimes against humanity in Venezuela

Since Chávez was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, and installed in 1999, a range of crimes have been perpetrated by the regime. The first was a judicial coup d’état in 1999 when democratically elected president dissolved the Constitution. The second was the gradual handing over of national sovereignty to Cuba, now complete with the installation of non-venezuelan citizen Nicolás Maduro as the Cuban puppet dictator in Caracas. However, infinitely more serious are the Crimes Against Humanity committed starting in 2002, and still ongoing.

The first of these Crimes Against Humanity was a deliberate slaughter of civilians on April 11, 2002, and the second – and still ongoing – is the political Apartheid against dissenters. We are not talking about tens or hundreds or thousands of individuals; we are talking about more than three million people who have systematically been denied their human rights for 10 years.

Murder and extermination

Let’s start with April 11, which the regime calls a “military coup”. It was a million person march in protest of the president’s policy. It was organized by the employers and the trade unions together. The march was far from the political center of power. Through my research I’ve found out what really happened. I’ve interviewed organizers, participants, an officer in the honor guard, an officer on duty who disobeyed the order from the president to deploy the military, one of the assassins, and one officer–who apart from being a Venezuelan military officer also is a Cuban intelligence agent–whose job it is to make the world believe it was a pre-planned military coup, by acting and speaking like he was involved in the planning of the military coup.

People in the march all say that the call to march to the presidential palace Miraflores came from within the march, not from the leaders. The only reasonable explanation is that the regime sent agitators to the march, because people don’t act like that spontaneously, especially not Venezuelans. In all the cases I have observed in that country, only when infiltrated agitators stir up the crowd does it change its plans (and it happens every now and then).

Earlier, Freddy Bernal, mayor of Caracas, had recruited some of the city’s employees, young men in desperate situations, to be snipers stations on the rooftops around Miraflores. These are rooftops where the honor guard have snipers to protect the president during official acts, so nobody else has access but the regime. However, this day there were no honor guard snipers since there was no official event, and the march was far away. The young men were given sniper rifles and forced to consume cocaine. Regime supporters were also rallied around Miraflores, and a small “field hospital” was set up. When the march approached Miraflores it was close to the point where Avenida Baralt passes below Avenida Urdaneta. Regime supporters were on this second street. Some time here the snipers opened fire. Not only marchers but also regime supporters were hit. Persons in the top echelons of the regime also opened fire, from Avenida Urdaneta down on Avenida Baralt. Police on Avenida Urdaneta tried to stop the march in vain. Police officer Simonovis, later convicted to 30 years of prison, was trying to stop the march and warn it that the regime had prepared an ambush for it up ahead, but the march continued until it was fired upon. The police on Avenida Urdaneta tried to protect the people, fired back at those they perceived were shooting at the crowd. The regime supporters on Avenida Urdaneta who were caught on video shooting down on Avenida Urdaneta were given medals. The police who defended the lives of the innocent civilians were given 30 years in jail.

The calculation of the regime was that they would be able to control the situation. The event was designed to quell any future desire to protest. To once and for all do away with the willpower of the people. However, when Chávez (I won’t call him president, he was a triple coupster, dictator, and quisling, a bigger quisling than Quisling himself), when this quisling ordered the activation of Plan Avila, the military contingency plan to quell a popular uprising, the military refused. One after the other refused to take the call from Chávez. The regime’s plan of how to get away with it involved taking control of the media message, by ordering a “cadena” (as in ‘network’, the government making all stations part of its network). In Latina America (and this should be changed!) the president typically has the power to command all television stations to broadcast an official message live. So Chávez started talking about nonsense on the air, while people fell to the ground outside from the sniper’s bullets. However, here came the second unexpected behavior that day: The private television stations made a split screen, and also ran a ticker on the bottom of the screen, so they got the news out in spite of the “cadena”. This caused national outrage and Chávez eventually resigned. That’s why the regime calls it a military coup. Here’s the thing, though: The officer who wrote the resignation letter, and who has it in his possession with Chávez’s handwritten resignation on the back, is a Cuban agent. His job is to make the world believe that it actually was a military coup. It wasn’t. The resignation was premeditated to allow him to come back with a free pass. He was brought back to days later by general Baduel (who was the only co-conspirator of the Feb 4, 1992 military coup who betrayed Chávez and did not participate in the coup; he later became minister of defense but was then thrown in jail where he still sits).

The crime against humanity was to deliberately lead civilians into an ambush and slaughter them. It constitutes a crime against humanity of murder as described in article 7 (1) (a) and or crime against humanity of extermination as described in article 7 (q) (b).

Later in 2002 a group of military officers made a long occupation of Plaza Altamira in protest against the regime, but the occupation was terminated when a sniper opened fire on the civilians. That assassin is now a diplomat in Costa Rica, if my memory does not fail me. Since the act was perpetrated as part of a systematic attack, it, too, should be considered a crime against humanity.

Persecution and apartheid

After the 2002 events the civil society started collecting signatures for a presidential recall referendum. This was a long and arduous process, in which the regime repeatedly rejected the collected signatures, and put up difficult demands, but they were eventually all met and the recall referendum was held in August of 2004. The “yes” vote got about 60% of the votes, but the regime committed electronic election fraud (this has been proven beyond any doubt through a number of scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals), and declared that the “no” vote had won with about 60% of the votes. However, they did something much worse: They used the signatures to compile a list of dissidents, the “Lista Tascon” as it’s commonly known.

People on this list have ever since been the target of political Apartheid: They have lost their government jobs. They have lost or not been given subsidies. Any and all action that requires government intervention, the over 3 million people on that list have been systematically discriminated against. That is another crime against humanity: Crime against humanity of persecution as described in Article 7 (1) (h), and or Crime against humanity as apartheid, as described in Article 7 (1) (j).

Mass killing

The regime in Venezuela has deliberately armed, equipped, and supplied criminals for the purpose of increasing the level of crime in the country. The police is forbidden from interfering with the activities of these criminals. This has led to the nation now having the highest murder rate in the world, 79 per 100,000 persons in 2013 according to an independent estimate (the regime figures are notorious for being far too low and no serious observer believes them). They true rate may in fact be much higher than 79, it’s very hard to find out. All in all, at the very least, one hundred thousand persons have been murdered in excess of what would have been the case had not the regime had this policy. That this is deliberate is well proven, and that the present dictator, Maduro, is aware of it and condones it, is beyond a shadow of a doubt.

The recent murder of former Miss Venezuela, a well known actress in USA, Monica Spear, was a direct effect of this policy. The minister in charge tried to turn the blame to her for not having bodyguards. That statement reveals that the regime’s intention is to kill off the middle class: Those who can afford a car but who can’t afford bodyguards. The intention is to turn the country into a two-class society: The ruling “vanguard party”, and a powerless proletariate maintained in ignorance. They want the oil income, and they don’t want to share it with anybody. When I write “they” I mean the Cuban regime and the Venezuelan quislings.

Monica Spear, Miss Venezuela 2004, murdered 2014
Monica Spear, Miss Venezuela 2004, murdered 2014 as yet another victim of the Crimes Against Humanity that Cuba is committing in Venezuela.

Starvation, Homelessness, Robbery

Other crimes include an economic policy designed to not provide food for the people, by destroying the production apparatus and not providing foreign currency with which to buy merchandize abroad. It includes the destruction of all private enterprise. It includes the occupation of private homes by regime supporters – with no possibility whatsoever of getting help from the State.

There is no doubt that a Crime Against Humanity is being perpetrated in Venezuela RIGHT NOW. There is also no doubt that Cuba is the architect of this Crime, and there is no doubt that Cuba is being backed up by Russia. The interest of Cuba is the oil: It needs the Venezuelan oil for the regime in Havana to survive. The interest of Russia is strategic: Venezuela is being converted into the most important satellite state of the new Russian Empire; a military outpost designed to threaten USA from the south. China’s involvement is mainly through financing it seems.