During the various examples of coverage of Venezuela in the United States the only protests that get mentioned are those against Muardo. As someone who is not a socialist, I tend to agree that the policies Muardo has implemented have not done much to help. However, the way the United States has treated them have not made it any better.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking the assets of Venezuela’s government that fall within US jurisdiction, including those belonging to the country’s central bank and the oil company PDVSA. It also authorises sanctions against anyone supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Well what do you know? It seems the noted humanitarian Donald Trump does not wish to give any trade with this South American nation. That seems to anger the people much more than maybe the President cheating in an election.
Trumps Executive Order said the following:
All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
These sanctions are no different than manslaughter. As of April this year, previous sanctions had killed 40,000 citizens:
A new study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found that tens of thousands of Venezuelans have died as a direct result of Trump administration sanctions put into effect in August 2017, and that tens of thousands more are expected to die as a result of additional sanctions put into place in January of this year.
They Are Aware Of This
During the 1990s, the administration of President Bill Clinton put many sanctions on Saddam Hussein led Iraq. When asked about this, then ambassador to the United Nations and later Sectary of State Madeleine Albright said the following:
I think this is a very hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth is.
What was the price? Well, here was the question she was asked:
We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, are is the price worth is?
Yes, she was asked if a million children dying was worth getting back at Hussein, and she said it was. But don’t worry, she had no such concern when she met with North Korea.