Obama Requests Funding For Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 Budget by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
February 17, 2011

The US government is setting the terrain for the 2012 presidential elections in Venezuela, soliciting funding to back anti-Chavez groups and help prepare a “candidate” to oppose Chavez. Republicans call for an “embargo” against the oil-producing nation.

This week, US President Barack Obama presented Congress with a $3.7 trillion dollar budget for 2012, the most expensive budget in United States history. Within his massive request, which proposes cuts in important social programs and federal jobs throughout the country, is a partition for special funding for anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela.

Included in the whopping $3.7 trillion request is over $670 billion for the Pentagon’s ever-increasing annual budget, nearly $75 billion for the intelligence community and $55.7 billion for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

For the first time in recent history, the Foreign Operations Budget (State Department) openly details direct funding of at least $5 million to anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela. Specifically, the budget justification document states, “These funds will help strengthen and support a Venezuelan civil society that will protect democratic space and seek to serve the interests and needs of the Venezuelan people. Funding will enhance citizens’ access to objective information, facilitate peaceful debate on key issues, provide support to democratic institutions and processes, promote citizen participation and encourage democratic leadership”.

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4 thoughts on “Obama Requests Funding For Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 Budget by Eva Golinger

  1. “These funds will help strengthen and support a Venezuelan civil society that will protect democratic space and seek to serve the interests and needs of the Venezuelan people. Funding will enhance citizens’ access to objective information, facilitate peaceful debate on key issues, provide support to democratic institutions and processes, promote citizen participation and encourage democratic leadership”.

    Why is this a a concern of the US? How does it help the people of the US? Aren’t the Venezuelan people capable of deciding who they want to lead them without undue influence from the outside? Are there grounds to take the US before the world court for this illegal meddling?

  2. I can’t wait for this shit country to finally implode! Clean up your own backyard USA – plenty of shit that needs removing.

    • “Clean up your own backyard USA – plenty of shit that needs removing.”
      -backyard? Do we “own” this real estate, or is it just ours by right?
      Ms. Gottlieb, I can tell you with some authority (-I helped train El Salvadoran soldiers to fight commie insurgents). When we meddle in affairs of other nations, blowback always come back to f**k with us. Ever hear of Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13? Yeah, a violent gang began by former El Salvadoran soldiers (-the ones I helped train). The drug violence in Latin America can be traced to right wing stooges we propped up in many cases. It took me awhile, but I came to see the U.S.A. supported the wrong guys in Latin America back in the 80’s. What we oughta do is “avoid foreign entanglements” and stop cleaning back yards. It’s costly in any case…..haven’t your heard, wer’re broke!

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