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Trump checks for an Intervention in Venezuela

In the U.S. capital will be discussed plans for an Intervention in Venezuela to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro. On Friday, security Advisor, John Bolton, had Minister Mike Pompeo and the acting Minister of defence, Patrick Shanahan at the Pentagon about the Situation in Venezuela after the failed uprising against the government of Maduro in the last week for advice.

Also present were Admiral Craig Faller, commander of the for Latin America, responsible Southern Command of the U.S. armed forces in Doral, near Miami. Then Pentagon chief Shanahan of the "comprehensive language options" and referred to the long coastline of Venezuela: "In the vicinity there are a lot of water," the Minister of defense.

disagreements about the role of Russia

insiders in Washington report that at the interview on Friday, both covert operations of the US had been considered the secret services against the government of Maduro, as well as an American Blockade of Venezuelan ports. In a statement, the Southern Command, it was said, Admiral Faller had presented during the discussions "a wide range of military options". The U.S. Südkommando was prepared "to support all the options", if a corresponding statement of success.

On Saturday, the Republican Senator Todd Young (Indiana) had demanded then, the foreign policy Committee of the Senate should concern itself with the plans of the Trump Administration. He was "concerned about reports of a possible military Intervention in Venezuela," Young said.

"We have also talked about Venezuela, and he does not want to interfere with it, except that there is something Positive to happen." the Donald Trump about his phone call with Vladimir Putin

Apparently, but there is within the government's Trump disagreements over Russia's role in the civil war-like conflict in the South American Petro-state. Last Thursday, foreign Minister Pompeo had accused in an Interview, Russia and Cuba, to support the Maduro government military. It was "laughable when people say that you have to prevent that there is an Invasion in Venezuela," said Pompeo. Because it had passed on "is already an Invasion, namely, some time ago, by the Cubans and then by the Russians," said the foreign Minister.

A day later, President Trump spoke after a one and a half hour phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his foreign Minister: "We have also talked about Venezuela, and he does not want to interfere with it, except that there is something Positive to happen," said Trump the intentions of his Russian interlocutor. To him it is not different, even if he wanted to "humanitarian aid" to Venezuela, added the US President.

Video coup attempt in Venezuela: chronicle the situation in The South American country is on the Brink. Video: Reuters, AFP, Twitter,

This statement does not cover but with trump's repeated threats and, if necessary, military tires, in the Venezuela basin. The government also Trump has made in the past few months in dealing with Venezuela several times on the Monroe doctrine. In 1823, President James Monroe formulated the doctrine against any interference of European colonial powers in Latin American Affairs.

The doctrine served Washington as a pretext for hegemonic domination, and numerous interventions in Central and South America and in the Caribbean. Indeed, had Barack Obama's Secretary of state John Kerry in 2013, foreign declared that the "Era of the Monroe doctrine" is over, with the arrival of the Trump Administration, but the doctrine came back in fashion. "This government is not afraid to use the word "Monroe doctrine"," had security Advisor John Bolton has declared in March. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 07.05.2019, 17:43 PM

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