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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 15, 2017

The CIA, again, still.

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/august/14/attack-venezuela-trump-cant-be-serious/

The current unrest in Venezuela is related to the economic shortcomings of that country’s centrally-planned economy. The 20th century has shown us very clearly that state control over an economy leads to mismanagement, mal-investment, massive shortages, and finally economic collapse. That is why those of us who advocate free market economics constantly warn that US government intervention in our own economy is leading us toward a similar financial crisis.


But there is another factor in the unrest in Venezuela. For many years the United States government, through the CIA, the National Endowment for Democracy, and US government funded NGOs, have been trying to overthrow the Venezuelan government. They almost succeeded in 2002, when then-president Hugo Chavez was briefly driven from office. Washington has spent millions trying to manipulate Venezuela’s elections and overturn the results. US policy is to create unrest and then use that unrest as a pretext for US intervention.

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