Trump in order to distract the American public from his stand against the Senate over who will pay for his Mexican border wall, his withdrawal from Syria after another American defeat, his ever encroaching impeachment on an eclectic bundle of indictments ranging from election rigging to outright racism and his guileless efforts to inflate his already enormous personal fortune while sitting in the oval office, openly declared Juan Guaido (after Juan declared himself that is) as the de facto President of Venezuela and not the elected Nicholas Maduro.
Maduro's Venezuela is suffering from catastrophic economic problems that have led to extreme high unemployment levels, severe shortages in basic food stuffs and medicines, mass emigration, wide spread malfeasance and social injustice.......though mostly contrived by America and Her murderous CIA!
Maduro rightfully responded to America's direct interference in his country's internal affairs by asking America to close its embassy and leave. America refused as it claimed he wasn’t the president!
And as in prior situations the usual suspects fell in behind the USA – Britain being first in and in dire need of a trade agreement followed by Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and the Organisation of American States – quite a few extreme right wing and dubiously elected ‘el presidentes’ in that bunch!
Just as Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi did in Egypt and also in response to Egyptian peoples protests when he overthrew the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood leader and Egyptian president, Mohammad Morsi on July 2013.
A month later El-Sisi's security forces under his orders carried out the Rabaa massacre in which hundreds of Morsi's supporters protesting against his removal were brutally slain. I suppose it depends on what one is protesting about but all achieved with the full support of the Obama administration, although initially quietly expressed support.
Russia, China and Turkey stood by Maduro as did his military who ignored calls from America to overthrow him.
Now let us consider, what if now, what if Trump were to declare Jeremy Corbyn the de facto Prime Minister of Great Britain? How would the world react? More importantly where would the EU stand?
• The current government does not have the support of the majority of the people – Theresa May was elected with a minority government.
• Malfeasance is rife within government – May bribed the DUP with 1 billion pounds to support her minority government and she has handed out British national recognition awards to those MPs willing to forego ethics for knighthoods in order to secure her Brexit agreement, and fraudulent expenses claims matched with unreported holidays that warrant lobbying in return.
• The current British government has been found in contempt of Parliament.
• Tax avoidance and off shore accounts are the norm for the rich and powerful.
• Cabinet ministers have been found to be liars – Johnson and his £350m in the Brexit referendum.
• Cabinet ministers have been found to be inept – Chris Grayling, the current transport secretary after due diligence awarded a multimillion pound contract to a company (Seaborne Freight) to provide ferry services after Brexit to ease the potential logjams at Britain’s ports – the company has no money, no experience of providing such services, no staff qualified in the provision of such services and on top of it all no ships!
• Due to consecutive Conservative government’s austerity policies there are now millions living in abject poverty.
• Malnutrition among children is pervasive among those most affected by Austerity.
• Psychological problems among those employed have increased dramatically due to the adoption of zero contract hours (modern day slavery to the man on the street).
• Basic food stuffs and medicines are being stock piled to ward of potential shortages after Brexit.
As Maduro struggles to evict the Americans from his country and as the British establishment, away from the public gaze centred on Brexit, like its brutal and murderous role in Kenya, agrees to pay compensation but does accept blame for crimes of torture by its colonial forces against Cypriots during the Cypriot push for Independence in the late 1950's, we can make a rational judgement that Maduro's Venezuela and Mays’ Great Britain,
Not much difference really when you analyse it!