Chris Hedges, whose column is published weekly on Truthdig, has written 11 books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
After the arrest of an aide to Juan Guaido this week, revelations came about that the U.S. and Guaido were plotting a terror campaign against Venezuela, with mercenaries trained in Colombia from surrounding nations and funded by $1 billion in assets the U.S. seized from Venezuela.
While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists – leaving its children to die of starvation – another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region.