January 27, 2019
Venezuela Is The New 'Powder Keg': How WW3 Could Kick Off Much Closer To Home Than Most Expect & Lessons We Can Learn From Their Descent Into Oblivion
- Lesson #1: NEVER, Ever Give Up Your Means Of Protecting Yourself And Your Family
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
In this Saturday story over at Zero Hedge they report that Russian long-range bombers were recently intercepted in a Canadian Air Identification zone by NORAD jets with this latest incident coming at a time when UN Security Council talks about Venezuela are now well underway and tensions boiling between Venezuela and much of the rest of the world.
While the two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers remained in international air space and never entered the sovereign territory of either Canada or the US, this was just the latest incident involving Russia bombers much closer to the United States than US officials want them to be and as Steve Quayle had mentioned in an SQnote he left while linking to that story, serious pre-positioning of Russian nuclear assets has been taking place. With Russia eyeing a military base for nuclear bombers in the Caribbean Sea outside of Venezuela as we reported within this January 5th ANP story, turnabout is certainly fair play with NATO long surrounding the nation of Russia with their own military bases.
With Venezuela clearly the 'new powder keg' for tensions between the US and Russia and so much closer to the US than Syria and the Ukraine where previous tensions between the two biggest superpowers in the world had flared, the recent decision of President Trump to refuse to recognize 5+-year Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro as their REAL president while recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as their legitimate president has stirred up a hornet's nest globally.
With Russian President Vladimir Putin warning the US to back off shortly after the latest tensions erupted in Venezuela, while also sending 400 Russian mercenaries to Venezuela to protect Maduro, the potential of Venezuela being the kick off point for WW3 is real.
And with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning a few days ago that the US would take appropriate actions if Maduro attempted to remove any remaining US diplomats in Venezuela hinting at potential trouble ahead, could the long-awaited and long-dreaded clash between the US and Russia happen not in Syria nor the Ukraine but much closer to home in Venezuela?
If so, with Russia now working to establish a military base in the Caribbean and having conducted several nuclear bomb flyovers over the Caribbean Seas, World War 3 might be much closer to home than any of us want or realize.
We also see in this new story over at Bloomberg that a very real financial war is being carried out against Maduro's reign in Venezuela with him being stymied in his attempt to pull $1.2 billion worth of Venezuelan gold out of the Bank of England after top US officials lobbied their counterparts in the UK to cut off Maduro's regime from overseas assistance.
And while European nations recently gave Maduro 8 days to call for new elections or they too will join the US and many South American nations in recognizing Guaido as the legitimate Venezuelan president, as Steve Quayle had also mentioned in an SQnote he left while linking to that story, "I don't think Putin cares one bit!" about what the EU is calling for.
While the mainstream media dedicated very little time over the past several years to the fall of Venezuela, largely because it was once seen as the shining light of socialism in the America's, we've been documenting Venezuela's fall for several years now and none of us are the least bit surprised to witness what is happening there with the Venezuelan people long ago disarmed as Maduro imposed an increasingly totalitarian stranglehold upon the country.
With what is happening in Venezuela giving Americans, and specifically preppers, many different lessons that we can learn to increase our own chances of survival once SHTF here, the shortages of food, medication and basic supplies that the Venezuelan people have been experiencing for several years running now are proof of just how quickly things can devolve with Venezuela now one of the most dangerous countries in the world after being considered a 'beacon of socialism' in the Western hemisphere just a few short years ago.
And we're also not the least bit surprised that in Venezuela's fall into totalitarianism, the government long ago took away the right of the Venezuelan people to own guns to defend themselves and their families against the rapidly growing criminal population there. The 3rd video at the bottom of this story is titled "Venezuela SURVIVOR Warns America: NEVER Give Up Your Guns!"
As The Hill reported back in April of 2018, in the wake of Venezuela banning guns in the country, the homicide rate actually spiked with Venezuela's banning of guns a perfect example of what could happen here in America should Democrats insanely attempt to ban guns from the hands of law-abiding US citizens as also heard in the 2nd video at the bottom of this story. Incidentally, according to a recent US Department of Justice study, gun control laws in America could never work because criminals get their guns illegally, anyways. From this 2018 story at The Hill.:
Since April 2017, at least 163 pro-democracy protesters in Venezuela have been murdered by the Maduro dictatorship. Venezuela serves as an example of how gun prohibition can sometimes encourage gun crime.
In 2012, the communist-dominated Venezuelan National Assembly enacted the "Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law." The bill’s stated objective was to “disarm all citizens.” The new law prohibited all gun sales, except to government entities. The penalty for illegally selling or carrying a firearm is a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Despite criticism from the democratic opposition, the bill went into effect in 2013.
Ostensibly, the motive for gun prohibition was Venezuela’s out of control violent crime. In 2015, Venezuela’s homicide rate was the world’s highest, with 27,875 Venezuelans murdered that year. More broadly, the Bolivarian Republic is the only South American nation with a homicide rate that has steadily risen since 1995. In the year prior to Maduro’s disarmament initiative, the Venezuelan capital of Caracas had a homicide rate of 122 per 100,000 inhabitants, nearly 20 times the global average of 6.2.
By comparison, the U.S. homicide rate in 2015 was 4.9; the U.S. gun homicide rate was 3.03 (based on calculation from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports).
The next time someone you know argues for more 'gun control', enlighten them with those numbers.
With the Venezuelan people now being gunned down by police and the military in the streets of Venezuela as we see and hear in the 1st video below from Infowars, and with tensions between the two sides now at the highest levels that we've seen over the past several years, Venezuela could easily turn into the spark that lights the entire world aflame should the US and Russia bump heads there over Maduro as some believe is increasingly being seen as likely.
Yet what's happening now in Venezuela also presents some unseen potential problems for Democrats with Russian President Vladimir Putin backing Maduro's regime and President Trump opposing it. Should the Democrats go against President Trump's stance on Maduro, as they've pretty much opposed everything he does, they will be agreeing with the stance being taken by Russia and Putin. A 'conundrum' of the highest levels for the left, we'll love to watch how that plays out politically here in America.
So with World War 3 now potentially being kicked off in our own backyard with Venezuela much closer to us than Syria or the Ukraine, we hope that President Trump moves wisely in the days and weeks ahead with Russia warning of consequences should the US use military power in Venezuela as we see in the next paragraph below.
With the US now calling on the world to 'pick a side' on Venezuela and most European nations expected to join President Trump and the US by siding with Juan Guaido as the country's rightful leader, while Russia and Venezuela have both accused the US of attempting to carry out a coup, the stakes for the world due to Venezuela have never been higher. As Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia told the UN Security Council on Saturday, Russia's 'red line' involves the US using military power in Venezuela which he warns "should be avoided at all costs."
And with the recent FBI raid upon the home of 66-year old Roger Stone actually using more manpower than the raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden showing America the way that we are heading in this increasingly totalitarian nation apparently being run by the deep state instead of President Trump, we understand the words of warning in this January 25th story over at Front Page Mag which warns the tactics used by the FBI against Stone, including the collusion with the mainstream media, are reminiscent of tactics used by the Erdogan regime in Turkey or Maduro regime in Venezuela.
So we hope that what is going on in Venezuela offers some lessons to people here in America with our government having grown increasingly totalitarian and financial armageddon always on our doorstep with a $21+ trillion national debt. And as always, we open up our comment section and welcome any prepping tips or advice that you might have. Thank you ANP readers.
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