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CONFIRMED: South America opposes Trump’s military threat against Venezuela

Donald Trump recently stated that he is considering a military option in Venezuela in respect of overthrowing the popularly elected socialist government of the oil rich state. Recent months have seen increasing hostile protests against the government by US backed right wing agitators.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has said of Trump’s remarks,

“Venezuela rejects in the most categorical and convincing manner the unfriendly and hostile statements by US President Donald Trump… in which he threatens a military invasion against our homeland.

…”The reckless threats of President Donald Trump are designed to draw Latin America and the Caribbean into a conflict that will irrevocably violate stability, peace and security in our region”.

Yesterday, the South American trading bloc Mercosur condemned Donald Trump’s threat of force against Venezuela and stated that dialogue and diplomacy are the only viable options. Mercosur is a South America customs union and trading bloc whose members include Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Additionally, Child, Peru, Columbia and Ecuador. Venezuela’s membership is currently suspended due to the bloc’s opposition to the Bolivarian government, but even so, Mercosur is totally opposed to any military action against Venezuela.

The United States has a history of overthrowing legitimately elected leaders in Latin America, including in the largest members of Mercosur including Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Overthrowing the Venezuelan government would be a return to a precedent that virtually no modern Latin American leaders want to revisit.

The message from the region is clear: No US war for Venezuela’s oil.

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VeeNarian (Yerevan)
VeeNarian (Yerevan)
August 13, 2017

So what? The supremacist and expansionist US will do what it pleases. Who will oppose them?

santiago
santiago
Reply to  VeeNarian (Yerevan)
August 14, 2017

Ahem… That is the point!!

THEY ARE ALREADY BEING OPPOSED all over the world increasingly so, so…. who is going to oppose them? Again so that you understand….. they are already being opposed.

Punisher 1
Punisher 1
Reply to  santiago
August 14, 2017

I think they meant “who will militarily oppose them” . Words are nice and all. But that never prevents the US from doing what they want to do.Like the schoolyard bully,pleas don’t stop punches. Fear of “return punches” stop punches.

ryan_langemeyer
ryan_langemeyer
Reply to  Punisher 1
August 14, 2017

You are absolutely correct. The free nations of the world (those not undermined and controlled by the CIA), MUST taken a joint military stand against the USSA. It is way past time that this be done. Putin…Xi…. please organize this.

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
Reply to  Punisher 1
August 16, 2017

“SANCTIONS” friend!!!!!! Their own medicine??

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
Reply to  VeeNarian (Yerevan)
August 14, 2017

Russia…China…The US cowardly keeps attacking smaller nations.

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
Reply to  VeeNarian (Yerevan)
August 16, 2017

At some point in time maybe the whole world, it’s drawing nearer every day!!!!

Shahna
August 13, 2017

All these countries all over the world starting to stand up and give America the middle finger – isn’t it a beautiful sight!

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
Reply to  Shahna
August 16, 2017

Yes, absolutely!!!

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
August 13, 2017

WHOEVER wants another US-made war on their continent?

Putin's baby
Putin's baby
August 14, 2017

Venezuela is a small country with no major defence, so yanks feel so brave, another little country to invade… cowards all of them.. try China, or Russia?

Dan Kuhn
Dan Kuhn
Reply to  Putin's baby
August 14, 2017

The US can get in all right. It´s what happens after they get in. Chavez bought 100,000 sniper rifles from Russia while he was still alive. Maduro distributed those rifles. The US at the time asked who those rifles would used against. Well Trump just answered that question. So Venezuela will just be another quagmire like Iraq and Afghanistan. Just imagine what the American public is going to think when the body bags from that operation begin to arrive home.

Guy
Guy
August 14, 2017

They would not get away with it anymore .The world is indeed watching now.The 70s is now past and we have found out what the US/CIA did in Central and South America,through covert and overt means.See “The War on Democracy ”
by John Pilger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029172/

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
August 14, 2017

The US has been creating problems all over Latin America for decades and decades. The countries must unite and stand up to this gringo bully.

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