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US Crimes against Humanity cannot be Condoned On Jan’ 23, 2019, the CIA Director Gina Hospel has issued a posthumous apology to the family of Osama bin Laden. It reads like this: “New evidence conclusively cleared Osama bin Laden, former AL-Qaeda leader, of any involvement whatsoever in the 9/11 attacks.” “The US CIA extends its most sincere and heartfelt apologies not only to Mr. Bin Laden, but also to his grieving family and the many friends who stood by his side.” “Our Organization acted in haste and without full knowledge, and in doing so, took the life of a loving husband, father, businessman and highly effective community organizer. We under- stand there is nothing we can do or say will bring Osama back, but we hope the bin Laden family will accept restitution of $ 18 million in recognition of their pain and suffering. No one deserves to endure what you have been through.” This news item appeared remotely in “One Opinion.com.” The crime committed by the US is not just limited to taking away the life of an individual. The US imperialists used the 9/11 episode to spell hell in the world. In 2001, George W. Bush, the then US President, had declared a global war in the name of fighting terrorism. He unleashed a war of invasion and occupation against Afghanistan. The US alleged that Afghanistan was sheltering Osama bin Laden whom it alleged as the main brain behind 9/11 attacks. This war rudely overthrew the Afghan govt. headed by Taliban, exterminated lakhs of Afghan people and made the millions of people to oscillate between life and death for the last more than 17 years. Osama bin Laden was brutally Killed in 201 in a secret terrorist military operation directed by the CIA. He died. But the US continued its war and occupation. contd from page 11 enhance their presence in the continent to have a check on the US. Meanwhile Russia has not only proposed a peaceful solution to the present crisis to United Nations security Council (UNSC), but demanding also an end to list of ultimatums against Venezuela by foreign powers. A peace process is also going on to promote dialogue mechanism between the Government and the opposition by Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia & community for Caribbean states. The internal and international situation facing Venezuela is rapidly deteriorating. Inter – imperialist contradiction and contention is sharpening day by day. In this fragile situation, there is very little option left for Venezuelan Govt. to follow. It has to submit itself to the dictation of US imperialism and let them to exploit and plunder their nation. The other option is to stand firmly against the US dictation by mobilizing workers, peasants and democratic/progressive sections of the society. Relying on the revolutionary masses of workers and peasants who have on every occasion in past risen to challenge and saved from US imperialism is the only way to defeat the coup. Of course there is no compromise formula for the people of Venezuela. Giving some conce- ssions to US imperialism to play with the future of Venezuela or to fall prey to other imperialist countries like Russia, either of these options is amount to subjugation and humiliation of people of Venezuela. Whether it is US imperialism or Russian imperialism exploitation, plunder, hegemonies and war is their sole motive. People of Venezuela have every right to choose their reprehensive without any inter- ference of outside forces. People of Venezuela have every right to free themselves from the imperialist clutches, move ahead with their own path of progress. Venezuela people have a glorious history of anti-imperialist struggle. In this hour of great turmoil of Venezuela, anti- imperialist peace-loving people of the world are with them. ™ civil war in Venezuela is overdue. But what triggered the latest move of Washington is the last December visit of Maduro to Moscow when two countries signed multi-billion dollar business ties. Russia has very lucrative contracts in oil exploration, mining and weapon sales. The strategic alliance between the two countries with two Russian Topolev TV-160 nuclear capable bombers flew to Venezuela just after the business agreement which has pushed Washington to take sudden decision to topple the Maduro regime. Both Russia and China have extended their support to Maduro Govt. But their support is not bereft of their economic and political interest. While Russia lend 17 billion dollar, China lend 50 billion dollar over the last few years along with Chinese corporations invested about 20 billion dollar in Venezuelan economy. Apart from it both powers eager to tie up with a client state in the backyard continent of US imperialism and 12 J Class Struggle