Guiadó Rules Out Diplomacy And Italy Breaks With EU On Venezuela – "We Absolutely Oppose The Fact That A Country Or A group Of Third Countries Can Determine Internal Policies Of Another Country"

Italy is breaking with the EU and continuing to recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president under the non-intervention doctrine, the UN endorsed idea that foreign states should not try to force outcomes in other state's internal affairs (archived). This comes as USG endorsed interim president Guiadó is refusing to engage in a dialogue between Maduro and other Venezuelan parties in Montevideo to be hosted by Mexico and Uruguay.

Meanwhile the US is considering sanctions against NATO ally Turkey over Turkey's ongoing trade relationship with Venezuela. Turkey at the same time is the key party Trump is negotiating with to assure US troops a relatively safe exit from Syria.

A contact on the ground reports greater than normal power fluctuations and internet connectivity interruptions today. Without an acknowledge shot being fired, it appears that Trump's appointement of John Bolton has damaged US and greater anglophone influence on an Obamaesque scale. For engaging a rich, if undernourished, country with war posturing the US is discovering that many of its "allies" just aren't that committed when money is on the line.

USG Sanctions Venezuelan State Oil Company – Will Continue Accepting Oil, But Will Withhold Payment

The USG has announced it is sanctioning Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. Under the sanctions the US is still buying and allowing the purchase of oil produced by PDVSA while further allowing PDVSA to continue operating in the US under its Citgo brand (archived). Per their announcement the criminal organization referring to itself as the United States Government is touting their theft of 7 billion USD and projecting a further 11 billion USD to be captured over the next year. Further the USG is promising to keep the funds in "restricted accounts" payable to their chosen interim president or another interim government of the USG's choosing. This theft dwarfs the current paper fiat value of gold the Bank of England has denied the Venezuelan government.

From the involvement of John Bolton to the brazen nature of this theft cloaked as sanctions, the situation suggests the USG may be pivoting back to imagineering an Iraq style regime change endgame in the Bush/Rice tradition over an Obama type sustained color spring. For his part, Maduro spent his weekend visiting the troops as he oversaw and participated in drills and exercises.

Bolton Watch: Bank Of England Takes ~31 Tons Of Venezuelan Gold, US "Greatest Ally" Israel Joins Regime Change Push, Frances Macron Refuses Popular Demands For New Elections

Over the weekend the Bank of England revealed their willingness to extend Airstrip One's domestic mammy state policies to foreign reserve deposits places in their trust by explicitly denying the Venezuelan government's right to retrieve their gold (archived). Venezuela under Maduro's leadership has been attempting to repatriate their foreign gold reserves in spite of obstruction by Airstrip One in the leadup to the US regime change effort going live.

Meanwhile Israel, "Greatest Ally" of the USG decided on Sunday to support the USG line on Venezuela days later than the rest of USG's dwindling allies (archived).

Finally over the weekend Yellow Jacket protesters convened for the 11th consecutive weekend. Numerous French casualties were suffered at the hands of Macron's forces including a protest leader whose eye was taken from him (archived). The despot Macron has lauded foreign meddling in Venezuela's democracy, demanding the Maduro's recent election be invalidated while his own Presidential term be sustained in spite of widespread French opposition to his policies and his person.

Weekend Roundup: Trump Gives Nancy 3 Weeks, Neocon War Boner Building

Macron Ready to get BLAKKKED This week ended with Trump signing a deal which gives his opposition 3 weeks of USG funding in exchange for their promise to engage his border security proposals. Should they fail, Trump will be free to shut it down again while declaring yet another concurring national emergency to get the barrier building started. The nature of the next shutdown may lead to the Office of Management and Budget transitioning the impending furloughs to pink slips this next round.

At the same time John Bolton and other neocons Trump has allowed into his circle are getting the 2003 Iraq "regime change" team back together again.

Meanwhile French autocrat Macron is calling for regime change against Venezuela's Maduro, a leader who enjoys a far higher approval rating than Macron.

USG Color Revolution Goes Live In Venezuela

The USG color revolution has gone live in Venezuala. Several hours ago Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez swore himself into office as the Interim-President of Venezuela in opposition to elected President Nicolas Maduro who was sworn into office to a new term two weeks ago. This was followed shortly by US President Donald Trump stating he would recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's president.

The situation of the ground is developing, and the coming hours and days should reveal which of the two dueling Presidents controls the instruments of power. Both Presidents are claiming the support of different "International Communities" as well as "the people" in efforts to legitimize their claims. In any case, this democracy business sure appears rather squishy in its need to resort to small groups of violent men as the only means to decipher the enigmatic "will of the people" in a search for shared meaning.

Syria Demands UN Action Against Israeli Attacks To Avert Retaliation Against Tel Aviv Airport

The Syrian government has proposed exercising their right of self defense by the "rules-based" Pantsuitist international order by executng a "mirror" retaliatory strike against Israel's Tel Aviv International Airport (archived). Syria's permanent representative to the UN offered:

Isn’t time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories?…

Or is it required to draw the attention of the war-makers in this Council by exercising our legitimate right to defend ourself and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Civil Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv Airport

Israel began this week by killing Syrian soldiers in retailiation for Syria downing Israeli missiles headed for targets inside of Syria. Syria's international airport near Damascus has been a favorite Israeli target leading to incidents where lives have been lost.

Unrest Today: Israel Kills 4 Syrian Soldiers In Airstrike After Syria Rejected Israeli Demand Not To Shoot Down Missiles During Earlier Airstrike

Israel fired several rounds of airstikes into Syria overnight killing 4 Syrian soldiers and injuring more (archived). Israel is describing the round of missiles which lead to Syrian deaths as retaliation after Syrian air defenses intercepted the bulk of an earlier strike which Israel demanded Syria allow to proceed unmolested. Israel claims that the earlier missiles were intended to strike Iranian forces allied with Syria and for that reason Syrian should have let missiles fired by a belligerent party to strike an allied party inside of Syria unmolested.

US President Donald Trump appears to be continuing to coordinate the withdrawal of US forces from Syria with Erdogan's Turkey despite 4 US subjects dying last week in an event that appears to have been related to local gang violence.

Increased USG Psyops Against Maduro Government Intensify Risk Of Military Confrontation

An alleged Wikipedia edit placing someone not named Maduro as Venezuela's President on Wikipedia lead to numerous stories in English language publications declaring Wikipedia was being blocked in Venezuela. These declarations said connections to Wikipedia were failing due to SSL handshake molesation rather than the more common state actor method of DNS manipulation.

Attempts to verify the block and its implementation with people actually in Venezuela suggest no such thing is happening on a country wide scale if it is had happened at all.

Contacts in Venezuela who offered evidence countering the popular claim of a block on Wikipedia countered with this upcoming Wednesday as the soonest any challenger to the Maduro government is planning to formally  present their challenges his power. In this context the evidence suggests the Wikipedia block story was more likely a USG state department effort to justify "regime change" than an action knowlingly undertaken by the Maduro government.

Persons in Venezuela are advised to maintain high levels of preparedness for US humanitarian missile strikes and intervention within the next 6 months. Persons in the US Navy are advised to maintain very high levels of preparedness for the possibility their ship is sank within the next 6 months.