#HandsOffVenezuela: Brave Italians show us the path of resistance against the European branch of the neoliberal beast
According to RT, Italy vetoed EU recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido. As RT reported:
Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT.
Italy announced the veto at an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers that started on January 31 in Romania, the source said. The statement, which was supposed to be delivered by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini recognized Guaido as interim president if snap elections were not held.
The European Parliament is the first European body to recognize Guaido “as the only legitimate interim president of the country until new free, transparent and credible presidential elections can be called in order to restore democracy.”
The parliament urged the EU to follow suit but the effort stalled due to internal discord. A range of European nations have separately recognized the opposition chief as Venezuela’s acting president, including the UK, France, Sweden, Spain, and Austria. The coordinated move came after an eight-day deadline for Maduro to call presidential elections expired on Monday.
The new government in Italy exhibited signs of resistance against the Brussels bureaufascists’ imposed policies. The Brussels-Berlin axis attempts to dictate brutal neoliberalism by force to member-states.
Recently, the axis expressed its annoyance for the fact that the Greek government decided to raise minimum wage. Although the Greek economy was ruined by the real Troika of tyranny (IMF, ECB, European Commission), Greece has now some - still very narrow - space to make some decisions by its own, as the country is no longer in a program imposed by the lenders.
Italy refused to follow the insane budget discipline, sado-monetarism and austerity that the axis demands from the member-states. All, of course, in order to serve the model that favors Germany's surpluses and big capital's hyper-profits.
Regarding the situation in Venezuela, Washington's puppet Juan Guaido actually launched an indirect threat against the Greek government as he "expressed his concern ... about the Greek government's stance regarding the dire political situation in his country." Also, “The Greek government initially expressed its hesitation to sign the EU statement, but in the end, it agreed to sign. However, Greece’s ruling SYRIZA party issued its own statement, noting that it supports ‘the legitimate President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.’”
This is a small sample of the enormous pressure exercised, especially on small EU countries, to align with Washington's agenda.
On the other hand, Italy has chosen the path of resistance on this issue too by trying to boycot EU’s decision to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim leader. It is expected that Italy will receive double pressure from the imperialist empire and the Brussels-Berlin axis with all kinds of blackmails.
In any case, it is more than obvious that the neoliberal beast is losing the ability of imposing iron discipline to its colonies and therefore, it becomes more aggressive and dangerous than ever.