William Blum ha documentato come Washington abbia rovesciato numerosi governi sovrani, assassinato leader legittimi e rimosso altri con colpi di stato.
US Coup Plot to Oust Bolivia’s Evo Morales
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
late William Blum documented how Washington toppled numerous sovereign
governments, assassinated legitimate leaders, and removed others by coup
Along with endless wars of aggression and by other means
against nations threatening no one, that’s what US hegemonic rage for
unchallenged global dominance is all about.
Nations unwilling to subordinate their sovereign rights to US interests are on its target list for regime change.
explained that US policies are “worse than (most people) imagine” or
understand. They include virtually every form of lawlessness in pursuit
of its geopolitical aims — notably aggression, economic terrorism,
pressure, bullying, intimidation, and manipulating foreign elections.
When their outcomes elect or reelect the “wrong” leaders, they’re targeted for removal by foul means.
Evo Morales was and remain’s Bolivia’s first indigenous president since elected in December 2005, taking office in January 2006.
October, he was reelected for the third time, defeating challengers
Carlos Mesa and Chi Hyun Chung, his popular support topping theirs
His victory margin over lead challenger Mesa exceeded 10% to avoid a runoff.
Petras earlier explained that no president in Bolivian history “secured
consecutive electoral victories (now four), and ruled democratically
for such an extended period of time…with political stability” as
“the world’s most conservative radical…or the most radical
conservative,” Petras explained that his domestic and foreign agendas
combine “radical rhetoric and…orthodox economic policies,” adding:
most striking aspect of (his rule) is his rigor and consistency in
upholding orthodox economic policies right out of the handbook of the
international financial organizations.”
His independence and anti-imperialist rhetoric made him a prime US target for removal.
He “launched a series of anti-imperialist manifestos against US
intervention in Venezuela; repeatedly denounced the US blockade of Cuba;
opposed the US backed military coup in Honduras and defended
Argentinas claim to the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.”
“joined the radical regional bloc, ALBA, initiated by President Chavez
and supported regional integration which excluded the US. He denounced
the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) as a neo-liberal project.”
He “praised Edward Snowden and his revelations; denounced NSA spying and…denounc(ed) European collaboration with the US Empire.”
He achieved “an unprecedented decade of political and social stability and a growth rate between 4% and 6%” — 4.2% in 2018.
“a master, without peer in Latin America, at justifying orthodox,
reactionary policies with radical rhetoric” — combining service to
business interests with populist rhetoric, denouncing imperialism while
“embrac(ing) neo-liberal economic orthodoxy.”
Petras called him a “genius…political manipulator” — no “social revolutionary” or government of Bolivia’s working class.
been Latin America’s “most successful democratic capitalist ruler…” Yet
hardliners in the US want him replaced, what the post-election coup
plot against him is all about, CIA dirty hands all over it.
earlier, Telesur reported that “Radio Education Network of Bolivia
(Erbol) leaked 16 audios, involving opposition leaders who are calling
for a coup d’etat against” Morales — the plot orchestrated and
coordinated from the US embassy in La Paz, the executive and legislative
seat of government, Sucre the judicial branch seat.
mention contacts between GOP hardliners Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as
well as undemocratic Dem Bob Menendez with Bolivian opposition leaders.
also call for setting government buildings ablaze, organizing
nationwide strike actions, and other disruptive tactics— right out of
the CIA’s playbook, including violent street protests.
denounced what’s going on, telling supporters in La Paz Tuesday of a
coup plot against him, adding backers of the electoral result turning
out in large numbers is “not in defense of (him) but of the people
themselves,” mobilized to defend democracy from dark forces wanting it
He invited the international community to audit
election results, saying: “Let them come here. Let them know how much
they have earned.”
“We never lie or hide.” The world community has
an “obligation to respect our Political Constitution of State. They
have to respect the will of the Bolivian people.”
suggests lead opposition figure Mesa’s accusation of “massive fraud” —
what the US falsely claims time and again when democratic elections
chose the “wrong candidate” — notably Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and
Nicolas Maduro, his successor.
Trump regime hardliners want the
US-controlled Organization of American States (OAS), headquartered in
Washington, to conduct an election results audit to be able to falsely
claim fraud despite no evidence suggesting it.
They and ruling
right wing regimes in Argentina (before succeeded by President-elect
Fernandez on December 10), Brazil and Colombia called for a new election
if an audit doesn’t affirm the anti-Morales result they want.
Friday, he said “I would like to tell you, brothers and sisters, as well
as entire Bolivia and the whole world. I will not give up (the
presidency). We have been elected by the people, and we respect the
He’s in the US crosshairs, wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing him.
US plots using varying tactics are playing out against other sovereign
independent governments on its target list for regime change.
what the scourge of US imperialism is all about, seeking global
dominance by whatever it takes to achieve its objectives — the rule of
law and human toll of no consequence.
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