Former US Ambassador recommends “to accelerate the collapse” of the Venezuelan economy

William Brownfield, former ambassador of the US in Venezuela, admitted that sanctions against the state company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) have an impact on the entire people, “to the ordinary citizen”, as he stated in exclusive statements for an international media:

“If we are going to sanction PDVSA, it will have an impact on the entire population, on the ordinary citizen of the Venezuelan communities”, said Brownfield, while using the argument that the state oil company carries out “illicit” transactions.

In addition, he assured that the best solution for Venezuela “would be to accelerate its collapse. At this moment perhaps the best solution would be to accelerate the collapse, even if it produces a period of greater suffering, for a period of months, perhaps years”.

The extremist said that the counter-argument is that “they (the Venezuelan people) already suffer from lack of food, lack of security, lack of medicines, lack of public health”.

An enemy known by Chavez:

Brownfield, who was US ambassador to Venezuela between August 2004 and July 2007, coming from Chile, succeeded Charles S. Shapiro, and is said to be operator of the 2002-2004 anti-chavista coup d’ etat and a sponsor of the Democratic Coordinator, according to what details the Mision Verdad (Mission Truth) web portal.

He is marked for life for not fulfilling his objectives in that period, he could not remove Chávez from power nor defeat Chavez; on a cable sent to the Southern Command of the United States in 2006 and published by WikiLeaks, he describes how he led this integral plan to infiltrate and destabilize the government of Hugo Chávez.

He would head said plan along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), according to the WikiLeaks publication.

Some of the objectives published were 1) To penetrate the political base of Chávez, 2) To divide Chavismo, 3) To protect the vital businesses of the United States and 4) To isolate Chávez internationally.

“The best solution would be to accelerate the collapse”:

After this controversial phrase by Brownfield, “the best solution would be to accelerate the collapse”, it is necessary to emphasize, this plan has been orchestrated and accentuated in the last years against the Government of Nicolás Maduro, an interventionist agenda that has been denounced so much by the National Executive and mainly by the Venezuelan Head of State.

The Sectoral Vice President of Economy, Tareck El Aissami, explained on Tuesday that this shows that “the attacks and the different mechanisms that have been implemented to destabilize the Venezuelan financial system and economy continue.” “On the one hand they talk about humanitarian aid and on the other they block bank accounts for the acquisition of medicines for the country”, said El Aissami.

Brownfield’s acting from Colombia:

The same website, Misión Verdad, points out that since 2007, Brownfield was US’s ambassador in Colombia until October 2010, and there his work against Venezuela did not stop.

As of January 2011 he has served as Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of International Affairs of Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), attached to the US chancellery, however, from the US embassy in Bogotá he also failed to decrease (rather increased) drug trafficking, nor directing anti-narcotics policy from Washington, said the source:

“William Brownfield, until recently undersecretary for the fight against drug trafficking, an eternal enemy of peace, a demonstrated conspirator according to WikiLeaks, conceals his resounding failure to reduce the production of drugs in Colombia, by suggesting oil sanctions against Venezuela”, wrote the Venezuelan Chancellor, Jorge Arreaza, on his Twitter account.

Finally, Misión Verdad summarizes that Brownfield is apparently the one designated by the US State Department to detonate the actions that allow closing the Latin American chapter through the same narrative strategy of “narco-state”, in order to tighten the financial fence (and that is why it puts the accent on PDVSA) and to demoralize the grassroots Chavismo in the coming electoral process.