America is re-converting into Washington’s backyard and as a
sideline is returning to fascist rule, similar but worse than the
sixties seventies and eighties, which stood under the spell of the
CIA-led Operation or Plan Condor. Many call the current right-wing
trend Operation Condor II which is probably as close to the truth as
can be. It is all Washington / CIA fabricated, just with more rigor
and more sophistication than Plan Condor of 40 and 50 years ago. As
much as it hurts to say, after all the glory and laurels sent out to
Latin America – with Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Rafael Correa, Evo
Morales, Lula, the Kirchners, José Mujica, Michelle Bachelet –
more than 80% of the population of Latin America were living for some
15 to 20 years under democratically elected mostly left-leaning
governments, really progressive. – Within no time, in less than 3
years the wheels have turned.
America was for about 20 years the only western part of the world,
that was fully detached from the fangs of the empire. It has
succumbed again to the forces of evil, to the forces of money, the
forces of utter corruption and greed. The people of Latin America
have betrayed their own principles. They did it again. Humans remain
reduced as in ancient times, to the unfailing powers of reproduction
and ego cum greed.
It seems in the end, ego and greed always win over the forces of
light, of good, peace and harmony. That’s why even the World Bank
calls corruption the single most hindrance to development. They mean
economic development; I mean conscientious development. This time the
trick is false and fraudulent election campaigns; bought elections;
Washington induced parliamentary coups – which in Brazil brought
unelected President Temer to power, a prelude to much worse to come,
the fascist, misogynist, racist, and self-styled military man, Jair
2015 presidential election in Argentina brought a cleverly Washington
manufactured win for Mauricio Macri, a friend and one-time business
associate of Donald Trump’s, as it were. The election was
manipulated by the by now well-known Machiavellian Cambridge
Analytica method of cheating the voters by individualized messages
spread throughout the social media into believing all sorts of lies
about the candidates. Voters were, thus, hit on the head by surprise,
as Macri’s opponent, the left-leaning Daniel Scioli of the Peronist
Victory Front, the leader in the polls, was defeated.
Macri has adopted a fascist economic agenda, indebted the country
with IMF austerity packages, increased unemployment and poverty
from12% before his election in 2015 to close to 40 % in 2018. He is
leading Argentina towards a déjà-vu scenario of the 80s and
especially 1990’s when under pressure from the US, IMF and World
Bank, the country was to adopt the US dollar as their local currency,
or to be exact, Argentina was allowed to keep their peso, but had to
commit to a one-to-one parity with the US dollar. The official
explanation for this, in economic terms, criminal move (to impose the
use of the currency of one country for the economy of another country
is not only insane, its outright criminal), was to stop skyrocketing
inflation – which temporarily it did, but to the detriment of the
working class, for whom common staple and goods became unaffordable.
was preprogrammed. And the collapse of Argentine’s economy happened
in 2000 and 2001. Finally, in January 2002, President Eduardo Duhalde
ended the notorious peso-dollar parity. The peso was first devalued
by 40% – then it floated towards a 70% devaluation and gradually
pegged itself to other international trading currencies, like the
euro, the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan. Eventually, the newly
floating currency allowed the Argentine economy to get a new boost
and recovered rapidly. Perhaps too rapidly, for Argentina’s own
economy grew substantially under the left, fully democratically
elected Kirchner Governments. Not only did the economy grow rapidly,
it also grew in a widely ‘distributive’ mode, meaning reducing
poverty, assessed at almost two thirds of the population in 2001,
cutting it to about 12%, just a month before Macri was catapulted
into office, by Washington and Cambridge Analytica in December 2015.
Argentina has become rich again; she can now be milked again and
sucked dry by the banking sector, and international corporatism, all
protected by three to be newly established US military bases in the
provinces of Neuquen, Misiones and Tierra del Fuego. They will
initially be under the US Southern Command, but most likely soon to
be converted into NATO bases. NATO is already in Colombia and may
soon spread into Bolsonaro’s Brazil.
nobody really understands what the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
has to do in South America – the answer is unimportant. The empire
suits itself with whatever fits the purpose. No rules, no ethics, no
laws – everything goes under neoliberalism. NATO is to become a
world military attack force under Washington’s control and directed
by those few “enlightened”, pulling the strings from behind the
curtains, form the deep dark state.
marked the beginning of Latin America’s new fascism. South America
struggled for 15 -20 years to become independent from the neoliberal
masters of the north. It has now been reabsorbed into the northern
elite’s, the empire’s backyard — yes, sadly, that’s what
Latin America has become for the major part, a mere backyard of
Washington imposed right-wing dictatorship was preceded by Paraguay’s
2012 parliamentary coup that in April 2013 brought Horacio Cartes of
the right-extreme Colorado party to power. The Colorado Party was
also the party of Alfredo Stroessner, the fascist brutal military
dictator, who ruled Paraguay from 1954 to 1989.
Chile on 9/11 of 1973 a democratically elected socialist, Salvador
Allende, a was overthrown under the guidance of the CIA and a brutal
military dictator, Augusto Pinochet installed for almost 30 years.
After a brief spring of center and left-leaning governments, Chile,
in December 2017, has returned to right-wing, neoliberal politics
with Sebastian Piñera, a former associate of Pinochet’s. With the
surroundings of his neoliberal friends and close accomplices in
Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Peru and even Ecuador, to be sure, he
will move to extreme right, neo-fascist economic rules and, thus,
please Washington’s banks and their instruments, the IMF and the
is on the march. And this despite the fact that 99.99% of the
population, not just in Latin America, worldwide, want nothing to do
with fascism – so where is the fraud? Why is nobody investigating
the scam and swindle in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia? –
and then putting the results up for everyone to see?
the meantime, we have learned about Cambridge / Oxford Analytica (CA
& OA). How they operate and cheat the electorate. They themselves
have finally admitted to the methods within which they operate and
influence voters with lies – and with data stealing or buying from
social media, mainly facebook; millions and millions of personal data
to target electronically special groups of people – bombarding them
with lies to promote or denigrate the one or the other candidate.
precisely this happened in Brazil. A week before the run-off election
that took place this past Sunday, 28 October, Fernando Haddad,
(PT), launched a criminal investigation precisely for that reason
against Bolsonaro’s campaign. Of course, nothing happened. All the
judges, courts and lawyers are under control of the unelected corrupt
right-wing Temer Government – which came to power by a foreign
directed ruthless parliamentary coup, impeaching under totally false
pretenses democratically elected Dilma Rousseff.
now – there is nobody investigating what happened in Brazil,
bringing a military boy, Jair Bolsonaro to power? The left is dead?
Flabbergasted into oblivion -indeed? – How come? With all the
lessons to be learned around the world, and not last in Argentina,
the neighbor – why can the Brazilian left be so blind, outright
naive, as to not understand that following the criminally legalized
system in their country is following the path to their own demise and
eventually to shovel their own grave?
day One, the US firmly counts on Bolsonaro to encircle Venezuela,
together with Colombia. President Trump has already expressed his
expectations to work ‘closely together’ with the new Bolsonaro
Government in “matters of trade, military – and earthing else.”
Bolsonaro has already met with Mike Pompeo, the US Foreign Secretary,
who told him that the situation in Venezuela is a “priority’ for
Brazil. There you go; Washington dictates foreign leaders their
priorities. Bolsonaro will oblige, for sure.
up – LEFT! – not just in Latin America, but around the world.
it’s the mainstream media which have learned the tricks and cheats,
and they have perfected the Cambridge and Oxford Analyticas; they are
doing it non-stop. They have all the fake and fiat money in the world
to pay for these false and deceit-campaigns – they are owned by the
corporate military and financial elite, by the CIA, MI6/5, Mossad –
they are owned and directed by the western all-overarching
neoliberalism cum fascism.
The rich elite groups have free access to the fake and fiat money
supply – its government supplied in the US as well as in Europe;
debt is no problem for them, as long as they ‘behave’.
The accent is on behaving. Dictatorial trends are also omni-present
in the EU, and especially in the non-elected European Commission (EC)
which calls the shots on all important matters. Italy’s Fife-Star
Eurosceptic Government presented its 2019 budget to Brussels. Not
only was the government scolded and reprimanded for overstretching
its accounts with a deficit exceeding the 3% EU imposed debt margin,
but the government had to present a new budget within 3 weeks. That
is how a not-so-well behaving EU government is treated. What a
stretch of authoritarian EU rule vis-à-vis a sovereign government.
And ‘sovereignty’ is – the EU boasts – the key to a coherent
the other hand, France has for years been infringing on the
(in)famous 3% rule. And again, for the 2019 budget. However, the
French government received a friendly drafted note saying, would
you please reconsider your budget deficit for the next year.
No scolding. One does not reprimand a Rothchild Child. Double
standards, corruption, nepotism, are among the attributes of fascism.
It’s growing fast, everywhere in the west. It has taken on a life
of itself. And the military is prepared. Everywhere. – If only
they, the military, would wake up and stand with the people instead
of the ruling elite that treats them like their peons. Yet, they are
part of the people; they belong to the most common of the people. In
the end, they get the same shaft treatment as the people – they are
tortured and shot when they are no longer needed, or if they don’t
behave as the neocon-fascists want.
Dear Military Men and Women – why not pre-empt such risks and stand
with the people from the very beginning? – The entire fake and
criminal system would collapse if it wouldn’t have the protection
of the police and the military. You, dear Men and Women form the
Police and Military, you have the power and the moral obligation to
stand by the people, not defending the ruthless, brutal elitist and
criminal rulers – à la Macri, Bolsonaro, Piñera, Duque, Macron,
May and Merkel. And there are many more of the same blood. ———-
of the first signs for what was to happen throughout Latin America
and spreading through the western world, was the “fake election”
of Macri, in 2015 in Argentina. Some of us saw it coming and wrote
about it. We were ignored, even laughed at. We were told – we
didn’t understand the democratic process. Yes, right. In the
meantime, the trend towards the right, towards a permanent state of
Emergency, a de facto Martial Rule has become irreversible. France
has incorporated the permanent state of emergency in her
Constitution. Armed police and military are a steady presence
throughout Paris and France’s major cities.
are only a few, very few exceptions left in Latin America, indeed in
the western world.
let’s do whatever we can to save them from the bulldozer of
Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water
resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years
with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the
world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at
universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly
for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century;
TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook
(NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion
– An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and
Corporate Greed –
based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the
globe. He is also a co-author of The
World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.