Disinfo: The US is deliberately destabilising Venezuela and planning a military intervention to gain control over the country’s oil resources

Summary

After its failure to overthrow Assad in Syria, the US has shifted its focus toward Venezuela, a country that Washington is now trying to destabilise under the pretext of “restoring democracy”. In reality, the US, which is an “agent of the New World Order”, is seeking to gain control over Venezuela’s oil resources by creating a crisis in the country followed by US military intervention. The US destabilisation of Venezuela and its efforts to topple Maduro follow a familiar pattern of US interventions in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, also justified as necessary for “promoting democracy”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the US is destabilising Venezuela and is planning an imminent coup-d’état and/or military intervention. See previous cases here. See background information on other Venezuela-related conspiracies

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  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Italian
  • Country: Venezuela, Libya, Iraq, Syria, US, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Nicolas Maduro, War preparation, New World Order, Propaganda, Protest, Bashar al-Assad, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

No evidence provided. After the fall of the USSR, Ukraine inherited the third biggest nuclear arsenal in the world. On December 5, 1994, the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances was signed. According to the document, signatory countries - Great Britain, Russia and the United States - pledged themselves to be guarantors of the independence, sovereignty and borders of Ukraine. In exchange, Ukraine renounced its nuclear status. In June 1996, Ukraine fully complied with its agreements - all nuclear warheads were transferred to Russia for destruction, and classified strategic bases were transferred to non-military use.

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about Germany and the EU supporting a Nazi regime in Ukraine and Nazism taking over Europe. The medieval city centre of Lviv (Ukraine) has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The project of municipal development and rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development. The project started in 2009, and in 2015 Lviv and Leipzig signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, which stipulates the redevelopment of Stepan Bandera street. German Federal Ministry for Economy supports different projects around the globe. Germany is continuously commemorating victims of Nazi regime and has a clear policy against its glorification. .

US preparing Maidan-style operation in Venezuela

Washington is preparing to stage a civilian massacre in Venezuela and use it as a pretext for deposing President Maduro. The US previously resorted to similar tactics in Ukraine and other sovereign states, where CIA-manufactured violent uprisings were used to replace democratically elected leaders with US-friendly stooges.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", also present in the case of Venezuela. There is no evidence to support the claim that the CIA played a role in the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests (more information on their background can be found here); the blame for the February 2014 massacre of civilians in Kyiv lay on the Berkut riot police unit, not foreign actors or the anti-Yanukovych opposition (further debunking here).