ESCALATION FEARS GROW IN VENEZEULA AS GUAIDÓ SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN INTERVENTION AND US WITHDRAWS DIPLOMATS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ESCALATION FEARS GROW IN VENEZEULA AS GUAIDÓ SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN INTERVENTION AND US WITHDRAWS DIPLOMATS

Concerns over the Trump administration's increasingly hostile policy in Venezuela grew Tuesday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the U.S. was withdrawing all diplomatic personnel from the country.

Pompeo cited the "deteriorating situation" in Venezuela that escalated in January after the U.S. recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as "interim president," rebuking President Nicolas Maduro and coordinating efforts to overthrow the elected government.

Pompeo announces US pulling out all diplomats from #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/LAev9qtyqR

— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) March 12, 2019
The presence of embassy staff in Venezuela is a "constraint" on US policy? That sounds very regime changey to me. Buckle up just in case. pic.twitter.com/y1ckutYKG2

— Hawaii Delilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) March 12, 2019
The US *intentionally created* that "deteriorating situation" in Venezuela, which is why it is withdrawing its embassy staff. This is a criminal US war of aggression, suffocating and strangling Venezuela and its people to try to make their country collapsehttps://t.co/zsieeaJh4U

— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) March 12, 2019
Meanwhile, Guaidó told Fox News on Monday that he plans to invoke Venezuela's constitutional Article 187, which he claimed "allows for an outside country to cooperate or to assist Venezuela in this sense."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to get uglier as things devolve in this country, and be completely assured that the US government is FAR from finished here; they want those oll reserves in the Orinoco Basin enough to steal this country away from its rightful owners, the Venezuelans.

I weep at what this country has become.

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