BRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, in order to prepare for a military invasion to open up a corridor for humanitarian aid?
The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking a US coastguard helicopter for the first time.
It then sailed south to within 50 miles of the Venezuelan coast and had docked in Caracas Bay, on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, by January 21, 2019.
Meanwhile, British marines are conducting jungle warfare training in Belize. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has described their deployment as “routine.”
The marines are from 40 Commando’s A Company, a highly trained unit that specializes in close combat and is held at very high readiness by UK MoD for crisis response.
Marines from 40 Commando were among the first British troops to land in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. Late last year they practiced amphibious landings in the Gulf state of Oman, whose royal dictator is a British ally.
Britain’s air force is also active in the region. Flight data shows an RAF transport aircraft from Brize Norton landed in Belize after dark on January 23, 2019.
On February 2 the RAF released aerial photos of the Belize coastline, saying that its personnel were supporting army exercises in Central America.
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign secretary Francisco Dominguez told the Morning Star: “We are extremely concerned that Britain may join any military attack unleashed by the USA against Venezuela.”
Britain’s recent history of catastrophic military interventions should rule out any British participation in Donald Trump’s attempts to destabilize a democratically elected government in Venezuela.
Morning Star / ABC Flash Point Invasion News 2019.