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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Sanctions Shoot Blanks at Venezuela's Government
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Sanctions harm ordinary people in targeted countries. They don't topple governments – not against Cuba for nearly 60 years, Iran for 40, Venezuela for 20.
Nor have they worked against Syria, North Korea, Russia, China, or other countries. Yet for Republicans and undemocratic Dems, it's their main weapon of choice in waging war by other means, ignoring their illegality.
Media disseminated propaganda accompanies them, notably when the US goes to war and in their run-up. When used, it's a notorious weapon of mass deception – disinformation, Big Lies and fake news drowning out hard truths.
Multiple rounds of Trump regime sanctions on Venezuela failed to achieve their objectives. In cooperation with Russia, Maduro circumvents ones targeting the country's oil exports.
On Thursday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minist
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