Your $1.7 Billion of Gold Belongs to Us Now, UK Tells Starving Venezuelans

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UK takes Venezuela gold worth billions

The UK government has told Venezuela that it will continue to withhold 31 tons of its gold stores at the Bank of England, despite the fact that the millions of Venezuelans are living in abject poverty.

A new Supreme Court ruling has declared that the British government’s decision to seize the money is perfectly lawful. The ruling, CNN reported“ruled that recognition of heads of state and government was solely the responsibility of the British government, which had recognized [opposition leader Juan] Guaidó as Venezuela’s Constitutional interim President.” reports: Like most duplicitous corporate media, CNN pushed the narrative that Nicolas Maduro isn’t actually Venezuela’s elected president (he “claimed” the “widely disputed” election). But, as I wrote in March, he is president, and “Venezuela’s election process has been recognized as transparent and effective, with former US President Jimmy Carter in 2012 calling it ‘the best in the world.’ On the other hand, the Venezuelan opposition, as well as Western nations, have interfered with and attempted to sabotage elections.”

In any case, the UK court, drawing on the ‘one voice principle’, decided that because UK leaders like Boris Johnson regard the unbeloved Guaidó as ‘interim president’, he therefore, inexplicably, is – in spite of most of the world not recognizing him as such.

So, Venezuela’s 31 tons of gold deposited at the Bank of England,” remains captive.

Meanwhile, script-reading legacy media are echoing one another in claiming that Venezuela has no right to its own gold, disingenuously promoting the false premise that Guaidó is Venezuela’s president.

The BBC ran with: ‘UK Supreme Court denies Maduro claim to Venezuelan gold’.

Fortune Times gushed: ‘UK Supreme Court thwarts Maduro’s bid to control $1.9bn Venezuela gold.’

How very benevolent of the UK courts to thwart the dastardly elected president of a nation whose population it is allied with the US in relentlessly punishing. 

As any good stooge of imperialism does, Guaidó – the Western puppet previously-unknown to the world, and largely unknown within Venezuela before his self-appointment as ‘president’ – pops up when needed, aka when the US and allies want to hurt the Venezuelan people even further. 

In a March 2021 article, I opined, “You would have to have been offline or in a coma for the past couple of years to not be aware of some key facts about ‘interim president’ Guaidó. Venezuelans didn’t vote for Guaidó to be president, he hasn’t even stood for president. Venezuelans voted for Maduro. Guaidó named himself ‘interim president’, to the support of only roughly 50 countries – leaving a glaring nearly 150 countries not recognizing this Western-groomed stooge as Venezuela’s leader.”

Contrary to the UK’s re-recognition of this man as the president of Venezuela, as I noted, even the EU dropped its recognition of Guaidó as interim president. 

On-the-ground support for the non-president?

In 2019, I spent several weeks in Caracas, refuting Western pundits’ and media claims that there was chaos following a series of power outages. During that time, I observed protests in support of the government, and sought out the supposedly-massive protests in support of Guaidó (spoiler, I couldn’t find them, in spite of scouring the city on a motorcycle taxi).

In one particularly massive pro-government protest, Venezuelans spoke of media lies about their country and also how they wanted the “Western puppet” Guaidó to be arrested. 

They make it up, it’s all lies, all lies. The only president we recognize is Nicolas Maduro. And we want this man, Juan Guaidó, to be arrested immediately.

In an encounter another day, a woman unleashed, “We didn’t vote for you, Guaidó. We’re not a North American colony. We’re not Colombia. Respect Venezuela. The US wants to steal our resources. Trump, stop f**king us over.”

Up in the hills of Petare, riding on a friend’s motorcycle, wherever we went, we met people who spat on Guaidó and on the West’s lies about Venezuela.

This latest UK court ruling to continue denying Venezuela its gold – and deny the nation a means of providing relief to its uber-sanctioned population, which struggles to get enough food to eat because of it – is not surprising, giving the West’s history of attempting to overthrow Venezuela’s leaders and destabilize the country. 

It needs to be underscored that the same politicians, pundits and media which promote Guaidó as a Venezuelan leader, much less president, and whitewash the UK’s theft of Venezuela’s gold, systematically downplay the deadly sanctions against its people.


    • Queen is Head of the Commonwealth including COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. She can sack the government so therefore can sack the Judges. They obey her. Have to by rule of law.

  1. Your trillions in patent right royuitys are our`s now HHMI in 1976 and you are genicided by your own other jean peters your father had too much to be a american howard hughes`s and we wanted out of the arms race.KC fratty rattySS commie wealtha

  2. andy cipollo my fake brother was thier conman working for FOX/CBS/BBC/NBC/ABC hollywood power club KILROY`SS and he had fake gold acording to my fake parent`s human trafficing me for leta powell drake and all of hollywood which hated howard hughes to death in mexico

  3. the britty china holds onto all that GOLD thinking it is still worth something BS it is as worthless as the UK KC KFC

  4. And let’s get the story on who exactly decided cinder what 3xact circumstances, to deposit Venezualascgold into the Bank of England in the first place Why? What socialist was thinking that Monarchist England would be their friend? There’s a book of truth that could make a good movie James Bond seducing socialists with his manly attributes, all that current contemporary activities. Topical even.

    • And I’m very sceptical about the bureau of weights and measures Who only has 31 tons of gold? Really Unbelievable for a whole country dripping in oil.

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