Amidst ongoing demonstrations against the Socialist dictatorship,
Venezuela is now withdrawing from
the Organization of American States, which had criticized the Venezuelan regime
for its bloody crackdown on dissent.
Communist Cuba, an ally of Socialist Venezuela, is the only other state in the
Americas that is not a member of
the OAS. The OAS should continue to
encourage liberty in Cuba
and Venezuela, as well as in
member states Ecuador and Nicaragua.
French presidential elections
The center-left candidate won more votes in the French presidential election earlier this week than three pro-Russian candidates, one of whom was far-left, one was conservative and the other a far-right nationalist. The
Russian Federation, which has
interfered heavily in this election, has been particularly backing the
nationalist candidate, who came in second.
As neither candidate won a majority, there will be a runoff election. The ruling socialist party candidate earned the fifth most votes, as neither major party will have a candidate representing it in the runoff for the first time in the history of the
. Because of the threat to liberty and global
security of a victory by the anti-European, anti-NATO xenophobe, the losing
conservative candidate and a former conservative president, Nicholas Sarkozy,
are backing the center-left candidate. Fifth
The leading candidate, a former cabinet minister, has been targeted by Russian state hackers, as well as by Russian propaganda, as the same phony social media accounts that have been supporting Donald Trump are now supporting—in French—the nationalist candidate. Trump had made favorable comments on behalf of the Russian-backed xenophobe who denies French culpability on the Holocaust.
concluded this week beyond a doubt that sarin gas was used in the attack on
civilians last month and that Syria’s
Baathist dictator, Bashar Assad, was responsible for the attack. Sarin is a prohibited chemical weapon of mass
destruction that the Syrian regime was required to give up in 2013 in its
agreement brokered by its ally, the Russian Federation. The chemical attack was launched from a base
at which Russian military forces operate.
The Syrian regime, which is a state sponsor of terrorism, and
often target innocent civilians. The
Syrian civil war has killed hundreds of thousands and created five million
refugees, the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Syria
is also backed by terrorist-sponsor Iran and Hezbollah, the
Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist organization.
Russian anti-government protests
There were more protests yesterday across the
Russian Federation against the government’s
tyranny and kleptocracy.
Venezuela and Russia,
tyrant was democratically elected and gradually became authoritarian by seizing
more and more powers, through both legal and illegal means, while oppressing
the press and the democratic opposition and violating the independence of the