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WikiLeaks: U.S. prepared to organize a revolution in Venezuela

11.03.2013 10:11

Famous WikiLeaks published a package of classified documents by which it can be concluded that the United States has repeatedly tried to overthrow the leadership of Venezuela.

Thus, the actions of the Venezuelan opposition since 2006, have been controlled by two American pro-government companies, Stratfor and Canvas, they also helped the opposition in the parliamentary elections in 2010.

WikiLeaks has published documents dating from July 2004 to December 2011, in its microblog. They represent electronic correspondence between Stratfor and Canvas companies providing resources to "overthrow Hugo Chavez" for students and informal political leaders.

One of Canvas's letters of 2010 is titled "Analysis of the situation in Venezuela, the proposed strategy, copied from the Otpor youth democratic movement, successfully applied in Serbia. It is based on the CIA's experience in use of student protests and the "bulldozer revolution" for the purpose of overthrowing Slobodan Milosevic in 2000 ."

In addition, the letters mentioned the topics of energy, petrochemical and refining industries, as well as political change, the situation with the counter-revolutionary forces and the state of the Venezuelan army. The plans also stipulated rupture of diplomatic relations with Cuba, Venezuela, China, Russia and Iran. This information shows the blatant desperation of the American authorities who are trying by any means to cope with Hugo Chavez, WikiLeaks says.

Another company - Stratfor - is defined by WikiLeaks as one of the branches of the CIA, also designed to provide an analysis of international companies wishing to invest in Venezuela. The analytical company's motives and goals are not independent, in fact the company is one of the CIA intelligence departments.

Information in Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting Inc.) is coming both from the media and other public sources, and the company's own private sources. Some of the results of work of this organization are made public, but much of the information available to it is confidential.

Among Stratfor's clients are the U.S. National Security Department, the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as well-known corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon. Some U.S. media call Stratfor "a shadow CIA".

Data WikiLeaks has received from Stratfor represent the information contained in its employees' e-mails. These letters reveal some working principles of Stratfor, as well as a number of individuals that are or were employees of the corporation's intelligence network. For example, in the private intelligence employees' correspondence it comes to some informant nicknamed Geronimo who turned out a former agent of Stratfor in the U.S. Department of State. This man's name was Fred Barton; he was paid for the information 1.2 thousand dollars a month.

The materials also refer to how the CEO of Stratfor, George Friedman, planned in 2009, along with then-Goldman Sachs Managing Director Shea Morenz to use the information of the "shadow CIA" in commercial interests. For that end Morenz invested in Stratfor more than $4 million and joined the board of directors of the "private intelligence". Recall that the Otpor Serbian resistance movement was created, funded and managed distantly from the United States through a variety of non-governmental organizations such as Freedom House, Albert Einstein Institute and the International Republican Institute. The consequences of this underground revolutionary network and Otpor's activities led to rupture of the Milosevic government. When, after the fall of the Milosevic regime, Otpor announced the fact of its organization support by Americans, many members felt cheated and left the movement.

However, after the change of government in Serbia, Otpor transformed into CANVAS (Center for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies), a sort of think tank of activists promoting democratic ideas. CANVAS' functionaries assisted the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the Arab revolutions. Books on how to organize protests, issued by the organization, have been translated into seven languages, including Arabic and Farsi.

This organization's website provides information that CANVAS' "partners" today are the U.S. government agencies such as Freedom House, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the International Republican Institute, Soros Foundation New Tactics, and the Albert Einstein Institute. Meanwhile, CANVAS works as an expert organization in many countries: Egypt, Palestine, Western Sahara, West Papua, Eritrea, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Tonga, Burma, Zimbabwe.

Having analyzed CANVAS' activity, and the current geopolitical situation in the world, it becomes clear that the activists of the structure are used by Washington to change unwanted regimes.