by Max Blumenthal from GreyZone
A September 2010 memo
by a US-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan
coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies the potential collapse
of the country’s electrical sector as “a watershed event” that “would
likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no
opposition group could ever hope to generate.”
The memo has special relevance today
as Guaido moves to exploit nationwide blackouts caused by a major
failure at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant at Guri dam – a crisis
that Venezuela’s government blames on US sabotage.
It was authored by Srdja Popovic
of the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), a
Belgrade-based “democracy promotion” organization funded by the US
government that has trained thousands of US-aligned youth activists in
countries where the West seeks regime change.
This group reportedly hosted Guaido
and the key leaders of his Popular Will party for a series of training
sessions, fashioning them into a “Generation 2007” determined to foment
resistance to then-President Hugo Chavez and sabotage his plans to
implement “21st century socialism” in Venezuela...
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