Vince Dhimos on Quora:
Question in Spanish: How will the current situation in Venezuela inspire a new generation of better-prepared politicians?
Translation of my answer in Spanish:
This question leads to other questions. It mentions “preparing politicians.” But what does that mean? Preparing them for what?
We can easily say that Juan Guaido is well prepared for his task. But what is his task? I believe his task is simply to help overthrow an elected president, Maduro, and replace him with an unelected puppet of the US. He was trained for this job at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and at other venues as well.
The really relevant question we should be asking ourselves is this: Does Venezuela need a US puppet or does it need an independent leader who is concerned about the interests of the Venezuelan people?
It seems that the concept of “sovereignty” has been ignored throughout the Western world, and this is due to the fact that the US media, political, business and banking classes dominate the thinking of the entire West, including Latin America.
The US, through agencies like the CIA and CIA spinoffs like the NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and USAID, for example, has brought ruinous and violent coups to countries throughout the world.
The example of Ukraine is instructional. Various NGOs from the US and its allies, such as the NED, USAID, a foundation of George Soros, European officials, US Senator John McCain, and representatives of the State Department, notably Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, went to Kiev in 2014 and started a violent illegal coup against a democratically elected president. After they had succeeded in removing this legitimate president from power, in violation of the Ukrainian constitution and the UN charter, Nuland personally chose the next president, a US puppet named Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Before 2014, Ukraine had had good relations with Russia, which built factories that hired Ukrainians, giving them decent salaries. Russia also had laid a gas pipeline through Ukraine that enabled the country to buy cheap gas and earn money from the gas transit to Western Europe.
Thanks to the above-described US meddling and to the anti-Russian propaganda from the US, Ukraine turned against Russia, refused to pay for the gas supplied from Russia and slandered Russia and its government in its media. The Ukraine military and paramilitaries including fascist groups whose predecessors had cooperated with Hitler in the Third Reich, attacked and shelled the Donbass region that refused to be part of the new puppet government. New laws were drafted to ban the use of Russian in regions where that language was dominant, which led to Crimea breaking away and acceding to Russia. Eventually, Russia became disgusted with these dirty dealings and stopped supplying the gas. Ukraine soon became one of the most corrupt states in Europe. Its refusal to cooperate with Russia eventually led to an economic crisis, because neither the US nor Western Europe kept their promises to help the country restore its economy. Today’s Ukrainian government can be unequivocally called a fraud upon the Ukrainian people, of whom, according to the Atlantic Council, only 5 or 6% are prepared to vote for him in the upcoming elections.
In 2018, the IMF reported that Ukraine had become the poorest country in Europe.
That is the consequence of US-instigated regime change, the disastrous management by US-approved officials and an irrational hatred of Russia that spread throughout Western Ukraine (the East is pro-Russian and is often shelled by the Ukrainian army, killing many civilians and destroying their homes).
I said that Juan Guaido is a US puppet. He was trained in the US to organize anti-government demonstrations and to sabotage legitimate governments on behalf of the US.
If Venezuela wants to follow the example of Ukraine, as described above, then they may well suffer the same fate as Ukraine. Maduro is not perfect, but there is something the Venezuelans need to know, and that is, that the Chinese and Russians have both signed important contracts with Venezuela to build oil refineries and have lent billions of dollars to Venezuela as the first steps toward lifting the country out of poverty. These contracts were supposed to go into effect soon, but the US, learning of this, decided to intervene so that Venezuela could not benefit from them. The US elites have also spread strong propaganda against the current Venezuelan government and against China and Russia. But those countries are not like the US, which has killed millions of civilians in illegal, genocidal wars all over the world since WW II and has destroyed legitimate governments, replacing them with governments loyal to the US but working against the interests of the people. As a consequence of this US aggression, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and other regions have been plunged into chaos, terrorism and poverty. Not one of these countries has benefitted one iota from US “help.” If Venezuela actually benefitted from the proposed US intervention, it would be the first one ever.
So if the person who wrote this question wants to have politicians who are prepared to work for the people, then these politicians must be prepared to oppose the malicious actions of US agents who want to steal their resources, as John Bolton admitted the US wants to do.
Here is an important analysis of Juan Guaidó and his training to betray his people:
From Mint Press: