Washington Goes for Regime-Change in Venezuela; Formally Recognizes President of National Assembly as Head of State

January 24, 2019

Egged on by London's War Party in Washington, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the White House today announced that it was "recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country's constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant." Canada and a number of Ibero- American countries—including Brazil, Argentina and Colombia—quickly followed Washington's lead.

The Maduro government in Caracas responded by breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, ordering all American diplomats out of the country within 72 hours.

China, Russia, Mexico and many other countries have continued to recognize the Maduro government, which recently won reelection, refusing to engage in "interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation."

The British trap has now been armed for a full-scale geopolitical confrontation in the Americas, possibly including violent civil war inside Venezuela. The Venezuelan Supreme Court has backed the Executive, declaring the National Assembly's actions unconstitutional. The all-important military at this point continues to side with Maduro.

War Party loudmouths in Washington are pointing the finger at Russia and China for threatening U.S. security by refusing to join the operation to overthrow Maduro. They are denouncing Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba as Russian and Chinese "beachheads" in the Americas—part of London's effort to stop the extension of the Belt and Road Initiative to the Americas. VP Pence in a recent speech argued that the U.S. faces a "Wolf Pack of Rogue States," a comment which the Air Force Times insightfully characterized as "Pence channels his inner Bush."

Lyndon LaRouche was among the first international statesmen to harshly criticize Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and his anointed successor Maduro, for their British-sponsored Jacobinism. But LaRouche also repeatedly insisted that regime- change operations should never be employed, including in Venezuela, as they open the Pandora's Box to London's efforts to end the Westphalian system of national sovereignty and unleash chaos. The current effort to topple the Maduro government could well do just that, in much the same way as the Bush-Obama regime- change operations in Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere did.