The US last week attempted to carry out a military coup against the legitimate government of Venezuela and its President Nicolás Maduro . They failed.
US share markets rose sharply on news of the announcement that Presidents Xi and Trump would meet at the G20 summit – as the Financial Times simply summarised it ‘Trump plan to meet Xi on trade sends US equities sharply higher’.
There are mounting fears that under the guise of delivering ‘humanitarian aid’ the US is trying to stage-manage a confrontation to provide a pretext for a US military attack on Venezuela.
The Cuban government has raised the alarm internationally that the US is rapidly escalating its threats against Venezuela, including by taking actions which indicate the US is preparing for a military attack on the country.
In the course of 2018 the US launched an offensive against China on multiple fronts.
On Wednesday 15th August, the Bahraini opposition exiled in London celebrated, at a media briefing, the country becoming independent from Britain on 14th August 1971.