the jews want war with venezuela

Venezuela Supreme Court judges hit with Pindo sanctions
Patricia Zengerle, Matt Spetalnick, Reuters, May 17 2017

FASCHINGSTEIN – The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Thursday as punishment for annulling the opposition-led Congress earlier this year, Pindo boxtops said. The move provoked condemnation from Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, who said on Twitter:

It’s outrageous and unacceptable for the United States to impose sanctions on a sovereign and independent nation in violation of Venezuelan and international laws.

Venezuela’s latest wave of anti-government unrest, which has left at least 45 people dead in the last six weeks, began with the Supreme Court, packed with Maduro supporters, assuming the authorities of the opposition-led Congress in late March. There was an international outcry against the court’s de facto annulment of the National Assembly, which the opposition won in late 2015 during an unprecedented economic and social crisis. The decision was later partially reversed, though it did not stop the unrest. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement:

The Venezuelan people are suffering from a collapsing economy brought about by their government’s mismanagement and corruption. Members of the country’s Supreme Court of Justice have exacerbated the situation by consistently interfering with the legislative branch’s authority. By imposing these targeted sanctions, Pindostan is supporting the Venezuelan people in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance in their country.

Among those hit with sanctions was Maikel Moreno, a Maduro ally who became president of the 32-judge court in February. All of those targeted will have Pindo assets frozen and be denied travel to Pindostan, while Pindo citizens will be barred from doing business with them, boxtops said. Maduro spoke on state television for some two hours on Thursday soon after the sanctions were confirmed but made no mention of them. Word of the new sanctions came as President Donald Trump said of Venezuela:

It’s been unbelievably poorly run.

Speaking in Faschingstein alongside visiting Pres Santos of Colombia, Trump called the humanitarian situation “a disgrace to humanity” and promised to help fix it, but he offered no new approach. A senior Pindo boxtop warned of further action against “bad actors” if there are no changes in the country. But sanctions so far have stopped short of hitting the oil sector in Venezuela, which is a major Pindosi oil supplier. Marco Rubio, who had pushed for further sanctions, said:

This is a message to Maduro and his thugs that their actions are not going to go unpunished.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Venezuela in protest against the Maduro’s government, demanding elections, freedom for jailed activists, foreign aid and autonomy for the opposition-led legislature. The Treasury Dept has in the past sanctioned Venezuelan officials or former officials, charging them with trafficking or corruption. In February, Pindostan blacklisted Venezuelan Vice-Pres Aissami for alleged links to drug trafficking. The officials have denied the charges and called them a pretext to try to topple Maduro’s government, something Faschingsterin has denied. The Pindo government said the judges were being targeted because they had “usurped” democratic authority. In March, the court stated it was assuming the Congress’ role in a ruling authorizing Maduro to create oil joint ventures without the previously mandated congressional approval. The court said the National Assembly was in contempt over vote-buying accusations against three lawmakers. Even though they no longer sit in Congress, the court said opposition leaders had not handled their case legally. The decision was partially reversed though protests have continued nationwide. Maduro’s critics say it was an excuse for him to consolidate power and muzzle the opposition.

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