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China Joins Russia In Slamming US Interference In Venezuela

Back in March, we asked a simple question: Can Russia & China Rescue Venezuela?

Realistically, and in retrospect, the answer was always no, but the reason we asked the question was simple: both China and Russia have extended massive credits to Caracas, and Maduro's regime in particular. As such, letting the country “die” was never an option that either Beijing or Moscow would gladly accept; neither was it an option to allow a transition in Venezuela's top power echelons, one which replaces the pro-Russia and China Maduro regime, with another regime which would, supposedly, be supported and endorsed by the US, and thus jeopardize Venezuela's obligations to the two nations.

And, as we also said last March, "chances are that Washington is aware of the role that China and Russia play there. Otherwise [Washington] would have already gone ahead with the broad oil sanctions, despite potential headaches for U.S. refineries."

Ten months later, something changed and whether due to Trump's urge to once again deflect attention from the domestic political chaos surrounding the government shutdown, Trump decided to escalate his long-running feud with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who on Wednesday announced cutting diplomatic ties with the US after opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country's interim president and Trump formally stated his recognition of Guaidó.

In other words, currently, there are "two regimes" coexisting in Venezuela, which brings severe risk of political turmoil.

The quick US recognition led nations of the Lima Group to imitate and recognize the Venezuelan opposition regime. Nonetheless the country's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López refused to recognize Guaidó, saying the military will defend the constitution and sovereignty.

Shortly after this initial escalation, we reported that the Russian foreign ministry stated that Moscow supports Maduro and accused the US of attempting regime change, "which is the nation's internal affair." Meanwhile, despite Maduro ordering the US to vacate its embassy "within 72" hours, Washington has refused to do so, and has warned that any escalation would be seen as a provocation.

Yet while Russia's support of the Maduro's regime was to be expected, the big question is how China would react to the quasi-coup taking place in Venezuela.

Today, the headline article in China's nationalist Global Times provided the answer, when Beijing effectively slammed what it saw as US interference in Venezuelan issues, noting that "in recent year Washington has enhanced its interference in affairs of Venezuela and Cuba and attempted to regain influence in Latin America. The fast recognition of Guaidó signaled the strong US desire to intervene in Venezuela's internal affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope the folks at the White House, Pentagon, and State Department are "reading the tea leaves correctly" here, watching what is happening on the ground here; one, maladroit reading of the teal leaves, and we may well be off an running into another idiotic, headlong invasion of Venezuela, buffeted by China and Russia coming in on Venezuela's side.

This would be pure insanity, on the part of the US. But unfortunately, just because something is so hamfistedly, pigheadedly stupid as to be immediately disregarded, is no guarantee that the US government won't do it.

Apparently, when it comes to idiocy, when it comes to US government decision making, we have a brilliant new example:

And just like clockwork, we have the following article, also from www.zerohedge.com

Poppeo Promises $20 million dollars to Venezuela oppositionGood, People!!

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