A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish "Against Imperialist aggression, respect Venezuela" during a protest outside the National Assembly in Caracas Venezuela. (AP/Howard Yanes)

When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition In Venezuela And Syria

The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing.