Guaido refuses to rule out United States military intervention in Venezuela

Guaido refuses to rule out United States military intervention in Venezuela

Even if all the accusations being levelled against the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, are basically correct, that does not mean that foreign countries can pick and choose the next leader of the country on their own!

On Monday, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said they could not participate in the distribution of international humanitarian aid to Venezuela from Colombia if there was no prior agreement with those organizations. "The proof is so obvious that there are no more doubts even in the United States".

What Whitaker did not say is that the United States government will not deliver any of these supplies to starving Venezuelans unless the Venezuelan military rebels against their commander-in-chief.

"I'm ready and willing to receive any envoy from the contact group", Maduro told a press conference on Friday at the presidential palace, though he rejected the "partisan, ideological" lens through which its members view the oil-rich nation, reports Efe news.

According to USAID, the US' humanitarian agency, Washington DC allocated $18.6 million for the 2018 fiscal year for humanitarian aid for Venezuelans and Colombian returnees in Colombia.

On Wednesday, one truck tank and two containers were set up at the Tienditas Bridge crossing between Venezuela and Colombia, where the aid is now stored, blocking access to Venezuela.

On Friday, Guaido urged his supporters to stay in the streets and protest until the "usurper" Maduro lets the convoy with US-sent aid, which is now sitting in a warehouse at the Colombian border, cross into Venezuela.

Has America forgotten Operation Manna?

Economic sanctions are effectively compounding the grave crisis affecting the Venezuelan economy, adding to the damage caused by hyperinflation and the fall in oil prices. But the administration has stopped short of imposing so-called "secondary" sanctions, which would punish non-U.S. companies for doing business with the Venezuela government or the state oil monopoly Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA).

I can't wait for a solution to Venezuela's crisis and I firmly believe Maduro is a tyrant who must step down.

Using humanitarian aid to promote a military coup is repulsive and threatens to convert Venezuela in an American foreign policy clusterfuck similar to Vietnam, Iraq, Syria or Yemen.

Earlier, Maduro vowed not to let in "fake humanitarian aid" and claimed Venezuela's crisis has been "fabricated by Washington" to justify intervention.

British airplanes dropped American food supplies to alleviate a starvation in Nazi-occupied Holland in 1945.

"Venezuela's affairs should be resolved by its people within the framework of the constitution and the law through peaceful dialogue and political channels", Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement late Friday.

The Venezuelan people need our help, they do not deserve more misery imposed by shamelessly self-serving politicians and public servants.

Related Articles