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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Fascist US-Led Western Hostility Toward Democratic Venezuela
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Washington wants fascist tyranny replacing Venezuelan social democracy – hostility toward the country raging since Hugo Chavez's December 1998 election as president.
Slow-motion color revolution is ongoing against Nicolas Maduro's government, aiming to topple it, wanting him ousted, a US-controlled puppet replacing him.
Economic and political war rages, part of Washington's strategy, including outrageously declaring Bolivarian democracy a threat to US national security, along with multiple rounds of illegal sanctions – aggression by other means.
On November 9, the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) illegally sanctioned 10 more Venezuelan officials.
OFAC lied claiming individuals targeted "are associated with undermining electoral processes, media censorship, or corruption in
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