JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A NICE PIECE ON VENEZUELA BY JOHN PILGER – A TRIBUTE TO CHAVEZ – AND AMERICA’S PRIVILEGED LITTLE BOYS PULLING THE WINGS OFF BUTTERFLIES THEY CATCH AS SPORT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY JOHN PILGER IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies”

 https://consortiumnews.com/2019/02/22/john-pilger-the-war-on-venezuela-is-built-on-lies/#comment-357288

 

Really nice tribute to Chavez, apart from the perspective brought to current events.

Why couldn’t the elemental principle of leaving a country’s affairs to its people be honored by the United States?

Even if Maduro were the kind of figure Trump’s ugly crew keeps telling us he is, why would that give the United States the right or authority to intrude?

Who bestowed the mantle of right and authority in such matters upon the United States?

And the truth is that there is less potential harm from an individual national dictator – something Maduro clearly is not anyway – than there is from a global one.

Good God, America has made a huge number of mistakes in its own elections.

And it deeply resents even a suggestion of outside interference.

But it has made even more mistakes, far more disastrous ones, in its international behavior.

Vietnam? Afghanistan? Iraq? Libya? Chile?

Just to name a few. Millions of lives taken, vast amounts of destruction, and not one worthy goal achieved.

There is a very long list of costly, bloody errors by America since WWII, since the time it conferred upon itself the right to tell others, everywhere, what to do.

And not one of those errors offers an example America’s leadership can learn from?

Really, what does that tell us?

“Don’t bother us, we’re playing with other people’s lives and countries, and we’re having lots of fun!”

Ugly, very privileged little boys, busy pulling the wings off butterflies they’ve caught.

 

Posted February 24, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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