While protests in Hong Kong and the debacles in the UK Parliament under Boris Johnson have pushed Venezuela out of the media narrative, a recent US troop detachment to Guyana indicates Caracas is in for more violent civilian trouble.
The US regime has a long and hidden history of encircling rivals and adversaries with military bases with two notable goals in mind. Bribery and extortion. A US-enforced regime change could never ever amount to the implementation of democracy and the rule of law.
One goal is to contain and surround the rival nation to prevent it from expanding its sphere of influence as much as possible; and two, is to support a violent regime-change operation in that rival nation.
The USA wants to oust Nicolas Maduro’s government, as confirmed by one of the leading think-tanks in the geopolitical game. We also already know that there are at least five US military bases and a number of US military advisers in Colombia, which a simple glance at a globe will tell you is on the other side of Venezuela.
By “shoring up relationships” to the east of Venezuela in Guyana, the US military will almost have the Latin American rival completely surrounded. The south is covered by the Brazilian Bolsonaro junta, which is another stalwart Washington puppet.
Back to the matter at hand, despite the removal of warlord Bolton, Venezuela continues to be a major thorn in Washington’s side requiring remediation.
As explained by Military.com, “Air Force officials hope the service’s relationship with the Guyanese military remains strong, especially as Russia and China continue to encroach into southern hemisphere and political unrest in Venezuela shows no signs of subsiding.”
This explains why when, earlier this year, the USA demanded Moscow to leave and cut its ties with the Venezuelan government, Russia essentially laughed in response.
The USA has over 800 formal military bases in 80 countries, “a number that could exceed 1,000 if you count troops stationed at embassies and missions and so-called ‘lily-pond’ bases, with some 138,000 soldiers stationed around the globe.”
Collectively, some other 11 countries including Russia, the United Kingdom, Turkey, China, France and India, have barely some 70 bases between them.
Or take a look at Syria. Iran is Syria’s closest ally, yet somehow US troops ended up occupying 30% of Syria’s territory, including its most oil-rich parts, and has multiple bases there.
The USA has made clear its intentions toward this Latin American nation and while an invasion or attempted regime-change operation would be disastrous, don’t ever put this fact alone past them.
As we saw in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, where there is a will, there is a way, and the US military dictatorship will surely have its way or face losing geo-strategic and oil-rich nations like Venezuela to its arch-rivals, Russia and China.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.