Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

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It’s now all-bullshit all the time.

Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt

The Venezuelan government has an entirely rational reason to suspect the US would use humanitarian aid as a cover to smuggle in weapons to foment armed conflict: The person running quarterback for Trump on the current Venezuela operation, Elliot Abrams, literally did just that 30 years ago.

From the first two paragraphs (emphasis added) of a 1987AP/New York Times article on Elliott Abrams, “Abrams Denies Wrongdoing in Shipping Arms to Contras” (8/17/87—h/t Kevin Gosztola):

Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams has defended his role in authorizing the shipment of weapons on a humanitarian aid flight to Nicaraguan rebels, saying the operation was ”strictly by the book.”

Mr. Abrams spoke at a news conference Saturday in response to statements by Robert Duemling, former head of the State Department’s Nicaraguan humanitarian assistance office, who said he had twice ordered planes to shuttle weapons for the Contras on aid planes at Mr. Abrams’ direction in early 1986.

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Fugitive Venezuelan Colonel Is Shown Confessing to Coup Attempt
in contact with CIA, Colombian officials

A fugitive Venezuelan colonel captured last month after slipping back into the country was shown on video Thursday confessing to ties with the Central Intelligence Agency and Colombian officials.

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British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

 

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Let’s recap here. Americans are sending weapons to Venezuelan terrorists. Venezuelans are not sending weapons to American terrorists. This is a violation of the UN Charter.

Venezuela seizes ‘US weapons shipment’ as Trump vows to support ‘noble quest for freedom’

 

 

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CNN’s ‘Venezuelan army defectors’ not in army, not defectors & don’t live in Venezuela

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‘Resistance’ Media Side With Trump to Promote Coup in Venezuela

In reality, Venezuela has one of the most intensely monitored election system in the world, and the government called on the United Nations to send observation teams. This was blocked by the US on the grounds that the UN would “validate” the elections. Despite this, numerous international election monitoring organizations attended and attested to the vote’s quality. For example, the report of the African Nations’ delegation stated:

The Venezuelan people who chose to participate in the electoral process of May 20 were not subject to any external pressures, and carried out their right to vote in a peaceful and civil manner which we commend. As such, we implore the international community to abide by international law and the principles of self-determination and recognize what we consider to be a free, fair, fully transparent and sovereign election.