'OUR TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT
suffer as Canada backs US sanctions
BETTY KRAWCZYK, CUMBERLANDóVOICE FILE PHOTO
f course, this title is sarcasm. When Jody Wilson-Raybold and Jane Philpott vanished from Trudeauís cabinet I think they left a serious integrity void in that make-believe feminist stronghold. Integrity means not accepting bad ideas when you know they are bad ideas, or try to pretend you know something when you donít.
Like our Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. She speaks with such authority and more than a little righteous indignation when setting us all straight about Venezuela and President Maduro. She says Maduro is an evil dictator and this is why Canada must throw our weight behind the US demand for regime change there. Regime change that must be done in order to help save the poor suffering people of Venezuela.
I donít buy it. And I donít think a lot of other Canadians do, either. Many of us think itís about Venezuelaís extensive oil fields. But no, Freeland insists, itís about the poor suffering people there. Thatís why Canada has had to slap on more sanctions, along with the Americans, against Venezuela. To ramp up the suffering of Venezuelans.
Venezuelans will evidentially have to suffer a
great deal for snubbing Trumpís choice for president of Venezuela, and for
refusing to kick out Maduro. They must be taught that Donald Trump is president
of the entire world. In my opinion this is rather like a man starving a dog over
an extended period of time and then deciding to shoot the dog because he looks
so bad. Especially when the dog, even with his ribs sticking out, has been
guarding the oil.
Donald Trump and his enforcers covet this oil. Enforcers? Who are they? The men who surround Trump and threaten the rest of the world. They act like enforcers act everywhere they areÖdo this or that or we will break your legs and maybe kill you and your mother. Then we will sow your fields with salt. Or something of this nature.
These men are in the news constantly making enforcer threats, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Elliot Abrams. They all love to bully from the pulpit of the Pentagon with the knowledge of the full weight of American fire power behind them.
Experienced enforcers all, they never met a
plundering war for booty they didnít like. Mike Pence, US vice president is
somewhat less seen before the cameras, but certainly joins in the aspirations of
the rest. His Evangelical religion allows for constant wars before the rapture
can descend. Especially wars concerning Israel. Netanyahu is an honorary
cheerleader of the enforcerís club. He depends on Trumpís enforcers to back him
up while he uses live ammunition on the Palestinian protesters claiming the
right of return, and bemoaning Trumpís seeming hesitation to begin bombing Iran.
Sure, they are all up for bombing Iran. They all hate Iran. But first, they
dream of sacking Venezuela.
Freeland, in Canadaís name, recognizes as president of Venezuela a brash young man who goes by the name title of Juan Guido, President of Venezuela. President of Venezuela? Who elected him president? Nobody in Venezuela. Except himself. He elected himself. But I donít think it was really his own idea. As brash and pompous as he is, he would not have done such a thing, or even thought of it, were he not totally sure of powerful forces behind him that could bring such a plan to fruition.
He was introduced to the world as interim president of Venezuela by the residing President of the World, Donald Trump. Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, almost fell over his own feet to be the first to follow suit.
Of course our Minister of Foreign Affairs tries to make more sanctions against Venezuelans sound like a sweet, womanly thing she is doing to help the Venezuelan people. In my opinion, Chrystia Freeland is dumber than a stick about Venezuela. In reality, by doing her bit to try to force regime change in Venezuela she is serving Trump and his enforcers, not Canadians. Next timeÖoil, class and race in Venezuela, why Maduro is holding on, and why Canadians are paying more for gas.