In Possible Preparation for Military Invasion, US Withdrawing All Diplomatic Personnel From Venezuela

The US State Department has announced the withdrawal of all diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, citing the “deteriorating situation” and referring to the presence of US diplomatic personnel as a “constraint on US policy.” Some see the removal of the remaining diplomatic presence as a possible signal of impending military action in Venezuela.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the withdrawal Monday.

Earlier on Monday, President Nicolás Maduro announced two saboteurs had been captured while compromising the communications system of the Guri dam, Venezuela’s main power source. He blamed the US, calling it an “electrical criminal coup” and a “serious violation of human rights.”

The Trump administration, corrupt Republican and Democratic politicians, US corporate media, and European governments have been supporting the coup and calling for Maduro to step down as Venezuela’s President since January.

 

 

Image: “USA Venezuela” by Balkan Photos  is in the Public Domain

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.