US officials told Reuters Friday that the Biden administration is preparing to hit Nicaragua with new sanctions over the upcoming presidential election that will be held Sunday.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expected to win Sunday, and the US has already deemed the election a “sham” even though it hasn’t happened yet. An unnamed State Department official said the planned sanctions would limit certain trade “interactions” with Nicaragua.
Sanctioning Nicaragua has strong bipartisan support in Washington. Earlier this week, the House passed a bill that would implement more sanctions on Nicaragua in a vote of 387 to 35. Last week, the legislation easily passed through the Senate and it is expected to be signed into law by President Biden.
US policy towards Nicaragua is following a familiar script. During the Trump administration, the US put Venezuela under crushing sanctions after claiming election fraud. Since 2019, the US has recognized Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela even though Nicolas Maduro holds the office.
Years later, the sanctions regime in Venezuela has done nothing to change the government in Caracas but has had a devastating impact on the civilian population.
If he wins Sunday, it would be Ortega would serve a fourth term as president. In 2014, Nicaragua’s National Assembly got rid of term limits allowing Ortega to run for a third term in 2016.
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Usual gross interference in another nations affairs by a f..king empire that whines when it thinks someone’s doing it to them…Does the word “hypocrisy” appear in the US lexicon?
so the US government DOES support BDS then
The White House did not immediately respond to a question of whether Biden would sign the legislation, which was introduced by Senator Bob Menendez, Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
And here I thought Menendez was just another Israeli firster. Turns out he’s a multiple layered prick.
And all of this futile empire building began with the acceptance speech of JFK who also almost pulled the nuclear trigger on the Soviet Union. Biden is merely a latter-day JFK. Or tries to be with China replacing the SU.
I once translated for a Nicaraguan woman who described returning home to find her husband, children and farm animals killed by US terrorists. She sobbed uncontrollably on my chest when news people asked her what the war was like. Her answer was, “This is not a war.” When the news people asked what was happening if it wasn’t war, she responded, “Terrorism.”
Joe Biden is a low down terrorist murderer of children. He is an enemy of all life and a gross twisted being who represents couch potato terrorist democrats and republicans.
I have worked against the vile terrorism of normal american citizens since the day the widow’s tears stuck my shirt to my chest. Americans are bad people. They continuously murder innocent people even while snacking in front of their tv.
There is a huge and growing divide between the elite decadence and lust for power, and people who are — in new media environment — more ignorant then ever.
Emboldened by highly valued ignorance , populace has no need to question media narrative!
After all, if media is confirming your life outlook, your “values” you adapted as your own — how do you question then any incongruent information on atrocities abroad?
Unless you belong to the minority, people incapable of internalizing imposed narratives and you SEE outside of the imposed matrix — any disturbing information is quickly written off as a fluke.
But if you do belong to those that see, be comfortable in knowing that this is not a new phenomena.
To paraphrase Byron, those who know the most, must suffer the deepest; knowledge is not a tree of life.
Matrix insures that we accept that things can wrong in otherwise well meaning, well planned and executed American global security universe.
And deep down, people WANT to believe that it was SOMEBODY ELSE’S fault when horrible happens. Why are those people there n the first place? Who put them up to be exposed to danger as we conduct our well thought through operations?
When our computer systems, forever a tangled mess cause problems, and are easily hacked by fifth graders, it is Russia’s fault. It is really an insult of Russia.
When our mercantile trade policies backfire, it is China’s fault. Our own decisions and people who advocated and implemented them — are never subject to criticism!
No, WE we could not have messed up ; we are forever perfect.
We have now Hillary Clinton administration. Clintons and their matrix are in power in all but name.
All their favorite troublemaking spots are in the process of being revived. In Balkans, Central Asia, Ukraine, Middle East, Latin America. Continuing Obama mess in Yemen, and of course, Iran.
But now a new front is definitively opened — confronting not just China, but Russia as well in Far East.
Secure from paying political price at home — or at least believing so, Clinton philosophy is marching on.
Do not underestimate them. They work by taking on WEAKER, disobedient or semi-disobedient countries — and for no particular reason throwing them against the wall. Just to prove the point — nobody will come to their rescue.
Then they work on stronger countries that are eclipsing them — by planting self-defeating attitudes in “civil society” , media, academia and business community.
These power hungry elites have an insatiable lust for domination, for experimentation, and contempt for deplorable little people that bring food to their table, make chairs to place their superior hind ends on.
People are deplored for not knowing how to get power, and are satisfied by being told tales and admiring own inferiority.
People who crave power, are not intelligent nor knowledgeable. They just have NO psychological barriers to seeing human beings as a mere raw material to be used and controlled for personal gain.
The advancements of state institutions that brought us legal security — has been gradually taken over by such psychologically deficient “superiors”. For a while, they played by the rules at home, never abroad. No more.
Now, they are redefining the very institutions of state to suit their own need for control. And teaching like-minded in other countries how to do it at home.
But surprises happen. What happened in Virginia elections has NOTHING to do with Republicans and their newly found attractiveness with voters. Nothing.
It was the case of rejecting the candidate’s view of parents as BACKWARD for doubting controversial education practices. And just after the Democrat establishment came down on one father’ distraught and unruly behavior in School Board meeting — calling such people TERRORISTS — an investigation into the case resulted in a conviction proving his daughter’s assertions.
The news spread as a wildfire — resulting in a motivated vote resurgence.
This is an example of the blind spots imperial policies have. Unfortunately , voters are just as likely to mistake this phenomena for “Republican” win, and fall back into believing that Republicans, the junior partner in the empire, will save them. How sad, but predictable.
And if need be, the joint enterprise imperial duopoly will bring a well disciplines Republican to power, The objection both elites had to Trump was his undisciplined nature, that created a crack in well managed matrix system, and let the little people have a peek inside.
why why why must the USA in its desperate pretence to be in charge, keep interfering with elections and stopping people voting for the leaders they want???
Well, what else would one expect from a nation that recognizes the “president” of a nation in which he is most assuredly NOT the president?
(Kind of like the Amerikkkans who believe that Trump is our legitimate president).
Before long, Amerikkka will be sanctioning every single country on earth, excepting Israhell of course.
If you don’t play nice with us, we’ll starve your population and withhold lifesaving medicines, even though your leader will never feel the effects.
Perhaps the rest of the world will someday return the favor.
This is why ‘Che’
The USA since Thomas Jefferson became President has been a stratified Fascist despotism largely divided between uneducated cheap disposable immigrant labor and Knaves with stolen real and personal property which they’ve multiplied by speculation.
The State governments protected the Profit Class from the masses. Nothing has changed. People are largely ignorant of law and most of the time Jefferson’s party spends is raising money to stay elected.
As far as “foreign policy” goes, it’s pretty much the same as it was when the Sons of Liberty forced the British out. Sport killing native americans, and other bizarre behavior which some thought that religion would remedy, and then they pretty much extended that to the rest of earth
Every now and again a decent person miraculously comes through but it’s far and wide between. Mostly it was at the US Supreme Court, but over the nations infantile history it’s extremely rare
Other countries try to get along with the US because that’s what countries are apt to do, but America is exceptional – i.e., it’s excepted from reasonable conduct and behavior by ad baculum force.
People involved in “foreign affairs” like to think of themselves as remarkable people and other nations go along with it while knowing they’re really a gaggle of assholes.
Assholes like that generally don’t know what they’re doing and just like to boss and bully people around and steal their wealth, which is what Nazi Fascists do.
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