Twitter Campaign Bombards US Sanctions on Venezuela

Source:  TeleSUR

March 20 2015

venezuela is not a threat 2A new social media campaign demanding President Barack Obama repeal sanctions on Venezuela is trending globally.

Thousands of protesters took to social media Friday to demand President Barack Obama rescind a controversial executive order labelling Venezuela a national security threat.

At 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time, supporters of the Venezuelan government were called on to mass tweet to #ObamaDerogaElDecretoYa (Obama repeal the decree now) and #ObamaRepealTheExecutiveOrder. Shortly after 11 a.m., the first hashtag was trending worldwide. The bilingual social media campaign is aimed at promoting a global petition against Obama’s executive order on Venezuela.

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twitter 20Alcaldía de Caracas @AlcaldiadeCcs    Seguir
¡No importa el idioma, no importa el país! #ObamaDerogaElDecretoYa #ObamaRepealTheExecutiveOrder activos YA
10:29 – 20 mar 2015
44 RETWEETS 4 FAVORITOS

Translation: Language doesn’t matter, country doesn’t matter!

Signed by Obama earlier this month, the executive order describes Venezuela as a “threat” to the United States, and imposed sanctions on several high ranking Venezuelan officials.

President Nicolas Maduro has condemned the sanctions as an attack on Venezuela’s sovereignty.

The right of people to choose their own path

Since being launched on Wednesday, the petition against Obama’s executive order on Change.org “calls on the U.S. government to fulfill its international obligations regarding the respect for a country’s self-determination and the right of its people to freely choose their own path.”

Over 13,000 people have already signed the petition.

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Carlos Figueira @carlosfigueirar  Seguir
Arranca la recolección de firmas #ObamaDerogaElDecretoYa #ObamaRepealTheExecutiveOrder, en @Mppeuct av. A. Bello
10:29 – 20 mar 2015  Jehyson Guzmán y MinCI

Translation: Signature collection kicks off.

“Sanctions, blockades and armed aggressions are no substitute for genuine dialogue. History has shown, as the Obama administration admitted last December 17 with regard to Cuba, that these are ineffective measures that succeed only in causing harm to innocent people,” the petition reads.

On Thursday, Venezuela took to the Organization of American States (OAS) to urge the United States against imposing a Cuba-style blockade, and dismissing claims Venezuela poses a threat to Washington.

“How can they consider Venezuela a threat, how can we be a threat to a powerful country (like the U.S.); when we go to other countries, it is to cooperate, in solidarity,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told the OAS.

“Our army has never left our borders to conquer other territories … our diplomacy has always been peaceful,” she added.

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One thought on “Twitter Campaign Bombards US Sanctions on Venezuela

  1. There is absolutely no veracity to President Obama’s executive order that declared Venezuela an “extraordinary threat to the national security” of the US.

    Latin America knows that it is a lie! The world knows that it is a lie! The US Congress knows that it is a lie! The CIA knows it is a lie! However, above all else President Obama knows that it is a lie!

    Venezuela has never been a “threat” to the US in the past and it is not one today. Venezuela does not have the military means to attack the US nor does it want to acquire these destructive means to attack the US or any other country. Venezuela is a peaceful country that uses its resources to solve pressing developmental problems like housing, employment, education, health care and many more for the poor and working people who have been always ignored by the millionaires and billionaires within Venezuela who are America’s friends.

    Indeed, Venezuela’s peaceful policy and diplomatic posture towards conflicts are extended in its foreign policy in the Caribbean and Latin America. The fact is that the Venezuelan army has never invaded or occupied the sovereign territory of another country. The same cannot be said of the US with its notorious history of invasion, occupation, death, blood and pillage in Haiti (1915), Cuba (1961), Santo Domingo (1965), Grenada (1983), Panama (1988) just to name a few.

    Further, it was the US government armed with innumerable weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons,long distance missiles, countless warships and warplanes, nearly 900 military bases, chemical and bacteriological weapons that declared the land of Simon Bolivar “an extraordinary threat” and not the other way around. Doesn’t the latter fact alone tell the world which country is the real “threat?”

    On the contrary, it has been Venezuela since the presidency of Chavez as well as the presidency of Maduro that has proposed the use of diplomacy to resolve the conflicts it has with the US in a peaceful and civilized manner.

    Venezuela knows that war kills people and destroys schools, houses, airports and other infrastructure in a country hence its rejection of wars and militarism. It is obviously that after wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and others that have killed millions of people and after scores of invasions in other sovereign countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and beyond that the US government albeit headed by a smiling black President has not yet thought that peace is an alternative to war.

    However, president Obama’s baseless declaration of Venezuela as “an extraordinary threat” to the US cannot and should not be taken lightly since this is what typically what the US empire does prior to militarily attacking a sovereign country particularly one with oil. That was exactly what president Obama’s predecessor in the White House, George W Bush did prior to attacking Iraq another oil producing country. As such, Latin America, the Caribbean and all nations and governments of peace and diplomacy must come to Venezuela’s defense against Mr. Obama’s shameless and baseless imperial declaration against Bolivar’s land.

    Latin America and the world must send Mr. Obama and his imperial government a strong and resounding rejection of their “big stick” and outdated policy towards the right of a sovereign nation to self-determination and development.

    However, to close it must be brought to president Obama’s attention that though it is patently obvious that Venezuela is not a ” threat” to the national security of the US, there is a country far away that is a “threat”to US security. That country is Israel, its Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government. Indeed, Israel unlike Venezuela has nuclear weapons despite its silence about them, it has huge stockpiles of weapons of mass destructions, an effective navy and army and even its own armaments industry.Further, Israel has a PM who apart from being a racist bigot and a man who openly defies and embarrasses Obama, he is committed to destroy the impending deal the US seeks to contain what Washington perceives as Iran’s nuclear ambition to have a bomb. Fortunately, for the bigot in Televi, he has a swat of president Obama’s political foes who control the US Congress and who are equally committed to derail Obama’s strategic deal with Iran.

    These forces led by their bigoted friend in Televi are determined to go to war with Iran even against the intelligence of the CIA and the Mossad. The result would be political instability and increasing danger to Israel and a resounding defeat to president Obama. Who is the real “threat” to US interests? Venezuela’s government and it’s democratically elected president Maduro or Israel and its disparate and and racist PM who used explicit racist propaganda and outright rejection of a Palestinian state to rally the most reactionary segments of Israeli population to win a tight election recently.

    The world will not be fooled president Obama. The world is ablaze for freedom and Venezuela is a forerunner as a sovereign nation for its freedom in its own backward! President Obama needs to rescind Venezuela’s executive order as a ” threat” to the US’s security and issue another one for its “ally” that keeps embarrassing and defying its black president! Peace!!

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