Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Arkain2K, Jan 24, 2018.
How likely are Venezuelan generals to catch word of this and have Maduro... Sorted?
Interesting coincidence! I just listened to a podcast yesterday about the history and truth of US foreign aid and it’s ineffectiveness, especially food and medical supposed used as a political tool by those corrupt officials receiving the aid. #datruth
Can't the CIA take out this lunatic with a headshot or something?
Rubio says sanctioned Maduro loyalists can receive amnesty, but only if they act soon
By Alex Daugherty | February 11, 2019
Getting humanitarian aid into Venezuela is the top immediate priority for lawmakers, but Nicolás Maduro’s military is blocking it.
So Florida Sen. Marco Rubio named six top military officials on Monday who he said would receive amnesty from U.S. sanctions and immunity from Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly if they allow aid to be distributed by non-governmental organizations inside the country. Some of the six are already under sanctions from the U.S. government for being part of Maduro’s inner circle and for leading “violence and repression” efforts against protesters, according to the Treasury Department.
“In this particular case, the price of avoiding a bloodbath, or a civil war, or continual suffering, is having a handful of really bad people who stole a lot of money get to move somewhere else and live. That’s certainly preferable to a bloodbath,” Rubio said during a forum at the Heritage Foundation on Monday. “No one is more idealistic about these things than I am, at least in Congress, but sometimes in the history of humanity you are forced to choose between two options and you have to take the one that is least bad.”
Rubio, who has the president’s ear on Latin America policy, named six Venezuelan military officials who could help get aid into the country if they are willing to defy Maduro: Gen. Vladimir Padrino, Maduro’s defense minister; Adm. Remigio Ceballos, admiral in chief of the armed forces; Maj. Gen. Jesús Rafael Suárez Chourio; Adm. Giuseppe Alessandrello Cimadevilla, head of the navy; Maj. Gen. Edgar Valentín Cruz Arteaga; and Maj. Gen. Antonio Benavides Torres.
They are part of a key group of Venezuelan military officials who have helped keep Maduro in power because he controls the military, though dozens of governments around the world have recognized National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate leader.
Rubio said the group of generals must take “concrete actions” to alleviate Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis and facilitate Maduro’s ouster if they want to receive some type of amnesty. And time is critical.
“It’s a violation of international law for the armed forces of a country to deny humanitarian assistance to civilians. And that is what they are doing,” Rubio said. “How those five or six key military leaders respond over the next week and a half to that key question is going to determine where and how they and their families will spend the rest of their lives. This is the most important decision they have ever made in their life and they’re about to be forced to make it.”
Venezuela Showdown Nears as Guaido Sets a Date for Food Caravans
Alex Vasquez and Fabiola Zerpa,Bloomberg•February 12, 2019
Almost no mention of that in local television outside of some footnotes. However, today Brazil accepted a Guaido appointed ambassador as the official Venezuelan ambassador and she said the aid will get through. Roraima is one of the most isolated states and that's a problem to send the stuff there in the first place, it's like Alaska except it's surrounded by jungle instead of ice. For example, it's the only state not connected to the national power grid, it buys energy from Venezuela (and they stopped delivering) or generates its own with small power plants.
On the other hand it also makes crossing easier, people walk freely along the border due to the Mercosur agreement and you could easily smuggle stuff through the jungle and savanna. Not sure if aid delivered there could reach other parts of the country easily. Probably not with Maduro blocking it.
Hahaha, Beijing knows their investment will be worth absolutely nothing this time next year if they continue standing behind Maduro
If trump wanted this guy dead he’s dead within the hour
God Bless the Venezuelans.
Yep all they need is a little prayer to Jesus Christ and any minute now he will answer their prayers. Idk what they are waiting for. Just pray!!!
Thats a lot of promises. Does a senator have the authority to follow through on those promises?
Seems like that would be an executuve branch kind of thing.
God bless you too, nonetheless.
Dutch to set up Venezuela aid hub on Curacao
AFP•February 14, 2019
The Hague (AFP) - The Netherlands will set up a hub for humanitarian aid for Venezuela in the Caribbean island of Curacao, off the coast of the troubled South American country, the government said.
Dutch authorities would work with the United States and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on the measure, Foreign Minister Stef Blok tweeted late Wednesday.
The Venezuelan opposition and western nations have been demanding that President Nicolas Maduro allows in US aid shipments to the oil-rich country, whose economy is in meltdown.
"The Venezuelan people need humanitarian aid," Blok said on Twitter.
"Therefore, the Netherlands and Curacao have decided to facilitate a humanitarian aid hub in Curacao, in close cooperation with Venezuelan interim-president Guaido and the United States."
The Netherlands is one of around 50 countries that have recognised Guaido as interim president.
Blok did not say when the hub would start operating, saying in a letter to parliament that "the exact modalities will be further elaborated".
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton said the Dutch decision to open the hub would "benefit the people of Venezuela", and also welcomed a one-million-euro ($1.1-million) aid donation to the Red Cross announced by the Netherlands earlier in the week.
At a huge opposition rally on Tuesday, Guaido vowed that humanitarian aid would enter the country on February 23.
US aid sitting on the Colombian side of the border with Venezuela has become the latest flashpoint in a US-led push to topple Maduro, whose socialist government is bolstered by the military and backed by Russia and China.
Maduro accuses the United States of using the blocked aid shipments as pretext for an invasion.
Shockingly, the Venezuelan people don't want Freedom dropped on their heads. Maybe we should respect their wishes and not attempt to rebuild their nation.
@6:15 woman pulls out a pocket Venezuelan Constitution that says "An absent president will proceed in the following cases: his death, his resignation, a Verdict of Destitution by the Supreme Court of Justice, and a case of mental and physical disability."
So, which one is it?
Later in the video: "We understand the modus operandi, the way that the American Government operated against the Libyan people. They set up a parallel government and then look for a way to legitimize it internationally."
Cool story, bro.
But what about these millions of Venezuelan people and their call for help to the international community?
Which part of this comprehensive analysis of the Venezuelan Constitution in plain English posted five pages ago do you still have trouble understanding?
Gazprom Bank freezes PDVSA money, i guess this is like the ref stepping in.
And there are still dellusional idiots who think the Russians will help Maduro lol.
This is hilarious, since this 300 tons of aid from Russia basically means Maduro now finally acknowledge that there are starving Venezuelans who desperately needs food, despite his on-going insistence that there's no such crisis in this shithole.
Venezuela Crisis Prompts Plans for Dueling Aid Concerts on Border
By Mike Ives | Feb. 19, 2019
Workers in Cúcuta, Colombia, assembling the platform on Monday for a concert organized by the British billionaire Richard Branson to raise money for the Venezuelan relief effort.
Jesus H. Christ why can't this bloated human maggot of man they called Maduro just die or explode to bolivia. I am really getting pissed with this whole thing.
Maybe that hypocrite Roger Waters can perform for the Chavistas for free
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