Eva Golinger: America wants to attack Venezuela


Updated: August 19, 2009

Eva Golinger stated, “And for the record, I never said the US was going to “attack” Venezuela, but anyway, the media…”

August 12, 2009

A military agreement between the United States and Columbia has led to widespread concern in South America. Leaders want to know why the United States is trying to increase its military presence in the region. The Colombian government says that having more US troops in the country will help fight drug trafficking and combat terrorism. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, however, ardently opposes these plans. He says that the military bases in Columbia will provoke conflict in Latin America. Venezuelan-American Attorney and Author Eva Golinger joins RT’s Dina Gusovsky from Caracas via skype to discuss this matter.

9 thoughts on “Eva Golinger: America wants to attack Venezuela

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  4. Shaine, you miss the obvious… The oil companies were paying 8% because that’s what the contracts said. Contracts that the Venezuelan government negotiated with the oil companies. It’s not okay to just decide in the middle of a contract that you don’t like it and abrogate it. If you don’t like it, when the contract is over, you negotiate a better deal the next time. All Chavez did was simple theft…

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  6. The US government’s biggest business is drug trafficking, human organ trafficking, child sex trafficking sanctioned by every recent US president), terrorism and genocide, torture, illegal weapons proliferation including chemical and biological, looting of natural resouces across the globe and enslaving much of the world’s population and occupying their countries.

  7. The United States would like to destroy socialism in Venezuela, but it has nothing at all to do with drug trafficking. During the Vietnam war the CIA had an airline called Air America which flew heroin out of Laos in support of the Hmong mountain tribesmen, who grew opium and were fighting the communist Pathet Lao troops. The first to become addicted were the GIs in Vietnam. Then, there is the Contra-cocaine connection and the CIA’s involvement in that smuggling. I could go on and on.
    Hugo Chavez has alienated and extremely aggravated the ruling class of the United States by nationalizing the oil, nationalizing other industries, taking corporate or landlord- owned land and distributing it among the peasants and establishing health care for the poor by bringing in Cuban doctors. In fact, every single thing he has done to help the poor in Venezuela is a black mark against him with the ruling class of the United States. There are a whole host of reasons the US capitalists want the poor not to progress in the world. Sweatshop labor is one, but when the poor progress and become educated, it is a threat to the whole capitalist system. Noam Chomsky has called it “the threat of a good example.” Hugo Chavez’s real crime has nothing whatever to do with drug trafficking and everything to do with every progressive reform he has taken to help the poor. He has done a great deal and that makes him the most hated leader in Latin America to the ruling class of the United States. Therefore, there is the threat of a concocted incident and a Colombian or US invasion or both.

  8. The US needs to get out and stay out of the region. Chavez nationalized the oils companies becuase the US oil companies were only paying something like 8% royal. Chavez only wanted 17%. The oil companies objected; therefore, they lost control.

    It’s like what’s happening in Africa for the grab for African resources. Phelps Dodge goes in and gives a country 17% royal for developing a resource. China goes in and gives the country 38% as well as putting infrastructure in place. Go figure.

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