Significant Weekend Up-Dates on President Trump’s Venezuelan Campaign

By Edward Timperlake

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

I expect even by now President Trump’s severest critics see his American sense of eternal optimism that all in Trump Nation saw from the very beginning.  Many fellow Americans have behaved hatefully against him but he is undaunted.

President Trump, after the May Day fizzle in Venezuela, went into high public profile as Commander-In-Chief and called President Putin. In doing so he created strategic maneuvering space to resolve with a minimum of blood spilled, the transition of Maduro and his criminal gang out of power.

The President’s Venezuelan campaign is for human rights with humanitarian relief quickly to follow  to bring comfort to a nation that has created a health care crisis that allows young children die in the dark with no medicine because of the Maduro corrupt leadership debacle:

Under a wooden arch decorated with white balloons in a small house in Caracas’ largest slum, the body of 11-year-old Erick Altuve lay in a small coffin covered in cuddly toys and cartoon drawings, one of four children who have died this month in Venezuela’s main pediatric hospital.

For the past six months, Altuve had not received his medication, his mother, Jennifer Guerrero, said, because of widespread shortages of drugs and medical equipment that have devastated Venezuela’s health system

The world is seeing a very proud and once prosperous nation trying to put their experiment with socialism into the dust bin of history and thanks to President Trump the campaign to oust Maduro is beginning to show real progress.

This includes a major contribution by our neighbors to the North, because Canada is showing decisive diplomatic action against the illegitimate Venezuelan dictatorship.

The Canadian Government has just demonstrated a true morality based reason for taking on the illegitimate dictator Maduro:.

Canada suspended operations at its embassy in Venezuela on Sunday, saying President Nicolas Maduro’s regime is increasingly clamping down on diplomats who oppose his rule.

The diplomats’ visas are set to expire at the end of June, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement, and Maduro’s regime — which Canada has denounced as illegitimate and characterized as a dictatorship — has made it so they cannot be renewed.

“As Venezuela slides deeper into dictatorship, and as Venezuelans continue to suffer at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime, the regime has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function in Venezuela, particularly those advocating for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela,” she said.

When Canada makes such a move the world notices.

They have a world class reputation serving as fearless “Blue Helmet” peacekeepers in very nasty parts of the world, and they really know up close and personal, the evil done by  thugs, murders criminals and dictators.

One recent example is their entering into Mali last year.

“Canadian troops in Mali prepare for daunting, dangerous UN peacekeeping mandate”

The UN’s deputy force commander, Senegalese Maj.-Gen. Amadou Kane, is blunt about the dangers peacekeepers face.

Yes, it is one of the UN’s most deadly missions.

Yes, 170 peacekeepers have already been killed.

And yes was the answer to a CBC News question about whether he believes the peacekeepers are being targeted for attack.

The other weekend breaking news is the reporting that Russian “advisors” are leaving Venezuela.

 “In a Blow to Maduro, Russia Withdraws Key Defense Support to Venezuela”

Russia has been one of Maduro’s major supporters in its standoff with the U.S.

MOSCOW—Russia has withdrawn key defense advisers from Venezuela, an embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro as Moscow weighs the leader’s political and economic resilience against growing U.S. pressure.

Russian state defense contractor Rostec, which has trained Venezuelan troops and advised on securing arms contracts, has cut its staff in Venezuela to just a few dozen, from about 1,000 at the height of cooperation between Moscow and Caracas several years ago, said a person close to the Russian defense ministry.

It was a very good weekend for the Venezuelan Campaign.

Of course it might have helped in the art-of-the deal that President Putin has now embraced  the great American saying about Russia’s previous engagement with Maduro  — “Money Talks BS Walks”.

I suspect Vladimir Putin and also Chinese leaders have had enough hollow promises about debt servicing from one of the wealthiest countries in the world driven into an impoverished socialist hell by a totally inept corrupt group of leaders.