- Created: Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:58
- Written by Sam Mcgill
Last summer, Venezuelan opposition leaders met with a group of international reactionaries, including the viciously right-wing former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and the director of USAID for Latin America, Mark Feierstein, to pen the following strategy:
• ‘Maintain and increase sabotages that affect public services... that will enable responsibility to be placed on the government for supposed inefficiencies and negligence’;
• ‘Emphasise social problems, provoking social discontent, increase problems with supply of basic consumer products’;
• ‘Create situations of crisis in the streets that will facilitate US intervention, as well as NATO forces, with the support of the Colombian government. Whenever possible, the violence should result in deaths or injuries’;
• ‘Extend the image of a severe crisis in Venezuela to more external media and possible countries as a means of managing international public opinion’.