Venezuela - coup d'état?

So when the US big-oil get their way and dispose of Maduro one way or another.....


......Will the Russians and Chinese then lose their sizable investments?
U.S. sanctions put pressure on Rosneft’s Venezuelan investment
Chinese investments most at risk from US sanctions against Venezuela



Russia's state owned oil giant Rosneft has $3bn invested in Venezuela.
Venezuela gives Russia's Rosneft gas field concessions: Rosneft | Reuters

Uncanny timing as US big-oil now want to steal it all by backing/instigating the Guaido coup d'etat.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-04/russian-policy-venezuela-driven-oil-giant-rosneft-report …

China has got around $50bn, in totality,invested in Venezuela. Plenty of incentive to keep Maduro in place.
Venezuela sold 9.9 percent of joint venture to China oil firm: Maduro | Reuters



 
So when the US big-oil get their way and dispose of Maduro one way or another.....


......Will the Russians and Chinese then lose their sizable investments?
U.S. sanctions put pressure on Rosneft’s Venezuelan investment
Chinese investments most at risk from US sanctions against Venezuela



Russia's state owned oil giant Rosneft has $3bn invested in Venezuela.
Venezuela gives Russia's Rosneft gas field concessions: Rosneft | Reuters

Uncanny timing as US big-oil now want to steal it all by backing/instigating the Guaido coup d'etat.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-04/russian-policy-venezuela-driven-oil-giant-rosneft-report …

China has got around $50bn, in totality,invested in Venezuela. Plenty of incentive to keep Maduro in place.
Venezuela sold 9.9 percent of joint venture to China oil firm: Maduro | Reuters



Yep: You're one of Putin's "useful idiots" right enough.

FOAD
 
You do all realise that arguing with the trollskis is playing their game and giving them the attention their masters demand and for which they're paid, right?

A polite invitation to them to commit impossible acts of self fornication is all they deserve, no matter what point they try to make. Getting tangled up in their pointless crotch massaging and humping of Putin's leg is counter productive.
 
EU-backed group gathers to discuss 'good faith' plan for Venezuela | Reuters
The ICG (International contact Group) on Venezuela will meet in Uruguay regarding the current situation in Venezuela. It includes both pro Maduro and pro Guaido countries. Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean countries presented the 'Montevideo Mechanism' of negotiation, dialogue and communication:
On the eve of the meeting on Wednesday, Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean countries presented a plan for Venezuela, titled the “Montevideo Mechanism.”

“This is based on good faith, where we don’t intervene unless with dialogue, negotiation, communication and a willingness to contribute,” Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, told reporters in Montevideo, echoing comments made earlier this week.
Maduro echoes the views of some calling Guaido a 'US puppet' and I'm sure like countries such as Syria and Iran there's some very big posters of him lining the streets. The ICG has general support from the EU and the majority of EU states plus some latin American countries such as Uruguay, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Costa Rica:
Maduro, who retains control over the state, denounces Guaido as a U.S. puppet who is seeking to foment a coup against him. Maduro is supported by China and Russia, while in Europe Slovakia and Italy have defied coordinated EU actions and the stance of the United States

Lined up behind the ICG are the European Union and a number of member states including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Latin America members include Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and host Uruguay.
The aim of the group is to find a 'political and peaceful process' in 90 days, albeit critics say such stalling plays into Maduro's hands:
The ICG, launched just late last month, has said its aim is to find a “political and peaceful process” within 90 days in which Venezuelans determine their own future, through the holding of free, transparent and credible elections.

Some critics, however, say privately that this stance could allow Maduro off the hook, even as pressure builds against him to step down. Maduro was re-elected to a new six-year term as president last May, but many have condemned the election as a fraud.
With border blocked, desperate Venezuelans ask how U.S. aid will arrive | Reuters
Meanwhile, the border with Columbia being blocked by Maduro's forces, any aid to the population will be stalled. Obviously the pretext of some sabre rattling is used. No doubt they'll be looking for an 'existential external threat' to take their minds off how their country is being run:
Desperate Venezuelans asked on Wednesday how they would gain access to U.S. food and medicine aid due to arrive via the Colombia border after President Nicolas Maduro’s government blocked the frontier crossing to any humanitarian shipments.
Maduro has said he will stop any US aid coming into the country:
Despite widespread hunger and shortages of staple goods in Venezuela, Maduro vowed to turn back U.S. aid after President Donald Trump’s administration last month recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the rightful interim ruler of the South American nation.
Columbian forces appear to have moved back from the border citing the rising tensions. No doubt trying to ease any possible 'border incident justification' kicking off:
Venezuelan security forces blocked the three-lane border crossing from the Colombian town of Cucuta on Tuesday using two shipping containers and a fuel tanker. Armed Venezuelan soldiers stood guard at the customs building, pledging to turn back any attempt to cross the border.

The Cucuta crossing was quiet on Wednesday but Colombian migration officials pulled back a little from the border line, citing the rising tensions with Venezuela.
Unofficial waiting lists for aid are circulated. The border was one of those places where residents could cross and shop for food. It's also apparently one of the exit points for the 3 million Venezuelans who have already left the country:
In the Venezuelan border town of Urena, residents signed up to unofficial waiting lists for aid.

“We’re desperate. Our money is not worth anything. Maduro may not like the help, but he should think about people who do not have anything to eat,” said Livia Vargas, 40. “I signed up on a list to receive aid but then they told us that it would not work like that.”

The largest city along the frontier, Cucuta has been a transit route for many of the 3 million Venezuelans who have fled in recent years. Thousands of people cross four pedestrian bridges that connect the city with Venezuela on daily entry passes to shop for food.
The aid is coming from many countries, not just the US but Columbia, Canada and Germany:
U.S. officials told Reuters aid was on its way this week.

Colombian and U.S. authorities have remained silent on how they plan to distribute the aid without Maduro’s approval.

Shipments are also due to come from Venezuelan companies abroad, Colombia, Canada and Germany.

Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Wednesday airplanes had arrived in Colombia and paperwork was being handled to send the aid to Cucuta. It was not clear where they arrived or what was on board.
The aid has been a long time coming it seems, with people asking when it will arrive. Not sure from the article if it means Venezuelans both in Columbia and Venezuela or just in Columbia:
Peering through cracks in a sheet metal fence to an area where U.S. humanitarian aid is due to be stockpiled in Cucuta, Venezuelan Yesica Leonett pleaded for information on how her four children can benefit from the donations.

“People need help. My children eat boiled banana skins, shredded like meat,” said Leonett, 31, who fled Venezuela eight months ago. “What a joy to get help to my children. An even greater joy would be to get rid of Maduro.”

Police who provide security on the Colombian side of the bridge told Reuters there has been a huge number of Venezuelans asking when and where the aid will be delivered.

“There’s nothing to tell them because we don’t have any information. Sometimes they despair but we can’t do anything, it’s so sad,” said a patrolman located a few yards (meters) from the border.
Columbia has already had 1.1M Venezuelans arrive, with a further 3,000 a day. Expected to reach 4M by 2021, if Maduro stays in power. However, as we have seen in other countries, this is unlikely to phase Maduro's supporters:
Colombia has received more than 1.1 million Venezuelans, with about 3,000 entering each day. Government estimates reach 4 million by 2021 if the crisis in Venezuela is not resolved.

“I’d like to believe this is the beginning of a new Venezuela, but I’ve seen so many attempts by the opposition fail, I prefer not to have false hopes,” Venezuelan Carmen Perez, 67, said in a trembling voice as she bought eggs from the back of a truck
 
The following story is billed as an "inteview" with Guaido, but the reporter only got to ask a few brief questions rather than doing a "proper" interview. See the videos contained in the story for what was asked and his replies.
Guaido says Venezuela's opposition is 'not going anywhere' in CBC interview | CBC News

There are no real details on just what Guaido would do differently from Maduro which would address Venezuela's current problems. His supporters do seem enthusiastic about him at this stage. The reporter makes comparisons between Guaido's style and Obama's.

There aren't a lot of crowd shots, but the average supporter seems to be rather older and better dressed than Maduro's, perhaps reflecting differences in social class. I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from a small sample size however. It would be useful though to know whether much of Maduro's support base is going over to Guaido or whether they are staying with him.

Not sure how common this hat is.
 
Yep, you heard this right.
According to the US, Hezbollah are now in Venezuela.
Who's making this shit up?

 
You have a clear inability to accept facts proven on numerous threads.
Course I do.

Hodeidah, Yemen (CNN) – Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.
US arms sold to Saudi Arabia and UAE end up in wrong hands

CNN must have had a recent change of management as they're fulfilling their job-description as journalists for a change.

Mark my words.

IS, AQ and Venezuela will be spoken about, in the same sentence, before the week is out if Maduro doesn't walk off into the sunset.
 
Course I do.

Hodeidah, Yemen (CNN) – Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.
US arms sold to Saudi Arabia and UAE end up in wrong hands

CNN must have had a recent change of management as they're fulfilling their job-description as journalists for a change.
:) you mean your friends in the Kremlin have never had arms end up in the wrong hands?
Mark my words.

IS, AQ and Venezuela will be spoken about, in the same sentence, before the week is out if Maduro doesn't walk off into the sunset.
On that day (for once), you’ll be right.

Anyway, what’s Jeremy’s position this week? Still supporting Maduro? Or calling for elections?
 
:) you mean your friends in the Kremlin have never had arms end up in the wrong hands?
There's an AK on the Mozambique flag for a very good reason but we're talking about now and we're talking Venezuela.

VALENCIA, VENEZUELA — Venezuelan authorities discovered a cache of weapons and ammunition from the United States and are investigating the intended recipient as the country faces a coup attempt backed by Washington.

Venezuela seizes ‘US weapons shipment’ as Trump vows to support ‘noble quest for freedom’

There will be obvious current and ongoing shades of the Obama Fast and Furious op ATF's Fast and Furious scandal and shades of Obama's Op Timber Sycamore too. thttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/world/middleeast/cia-syria-rebel-arm-train-trump.html at play in Venezuela as we type back and forth.

The US is going full-retard, balls-deep on this one.
 
There's an AK on the Mozambique flag for a very good reason but we're talking about now and we're talking Venezuela.

VALENCIA, VENEZUELA — Venezuelan authorities discovered a cache of weapons and ammunition from the United States and are investigating the intended recipient as the country faces a coup attempt backed by Washington.

Venezuela seizes ‘US weapons shipment’ as Trump vows to support ‘noble quest for freedom’

There will be obvious current and ongoing shades of the Obama Fast and Furious op ATF's Fast and Furious scandal and shades of Obama's Op Timber Sycamore too. thttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/world/middleeast/cia-syria-rebel-arm-train-trump.html at play in Venezuela as we type back and forth.

The US is going full-retard, balls-deep on this one.
So why mention Yemen etc? As for believing what is published by RT: Venezuela seizes ‘US weapons shipment’ as Trump vows to support ‘noble quest for freedom’

Your slip is showing .... again
 
Yemen was mentioned to display that the US has current form for all sorts of subversive shiite.
Classic. So Iran doesn’t supply the Houthi’s?

Stick to Venezuela. What’s Jeremy’s current thoughts?
 
Venezuela aid trucks arrive in Colombia as EU calls for dialogue | Reuters
Meanwhile, the aid trucks mentioned above have arrived at the Columbian border with Venezuela. The border remains closed and blocked on the Vz side. On both sides crowds (only 60 on the Vz side) welcome the trucks:
The crowd waved signs denouncing Maduro as a “cancer” and celebrated the arrival of the convoy.

“This gives me such hope, especially for the family that I left behind, my children, my wife,” said Israel Escobar, 42, a Venezuelan who came to Cucuta a year ago to sell ice-cream on the streets. “This is one more step towards ending that terrible regime.”

Across the border on the Venezuelan side, a group of around 60 protesters demanded that the aid be let through.

Maduro won’t let it through saying ‘it’s a show, a cheap show, a bad show’:
“The so-called ‘humanitarian aid’ operation is a show, a cheap show, a bad show,” Maduro said in interview with Mexican newspaper La Jornada published on Thursday. “You can be sure that it won’t disturb Venezuela.”
Whilst coordinated with Guaido’s team, the aid cannot be forced:
Elliott Abrams, Washington’s special envoy on Venezuela, said the aid effort was being coordinated with Guaido’s team but that the aid would not be forced into Venezuela.

“Let it in, that’s what we’re asking, let it in,” Abrams told reporters at a State Department briefing, calling on members of Venezuela’s armed forces to persuade Maduro to step down or to disobey his orders.
He said the supplies would be delivered to Venezuelans when it was “logistically safe” to do so.
FIt Italian chick is looking for dialogue which is welcomed by Maduro:
EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini said a resolution ultimately must come from the people of Venezuela.
“This is not only the most desirable result but is the only result if we want to avoid more suffering and a chaotic process,” Mogherini said.
Maduro via Twitter welcomed the call for dialogue.
Embassies in a couple of countries websites may have been hacked. Showing support for Guaido and then taken down. The IMF is also waiting for a response from member countries on their stance:
The websites of Venezuelan embassies in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico on Thursday posted statements recognizing Guaido, which the embassies quickly dismissed as the work of hackers, reiterating “absolute support” for Maduro.

The International Monetary Fund, which a new government in Caracas would likely call on for financial assistance, is awaiting guidance from its member countries on whether to recognize Guaido, IMF
 
So why mention Yemen etc? As for believing what is published by RT: Venezuela seizes ‘US weapons shipment’ as Trump vows to support ‘noble quest for freedom’

Your slip is showing .... again
The story was presented by different sources
https://www.smh.com.au/world/south-...eapons-to-maduro-enemies-20190208-p50wmg.html
Venezuelan authorities say a US-owned air freight company delivered a crate of assault weapons earlier this week to the international airport in Valencia to be used in "terrorist actions" against the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro.
An air freight company, 21 Air, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, operates the Boeing 767 aircraft that the Venezuelans allege was used in the arms transfer. The flight originated in Miami on Sunday.
The Boeing 767 has made dozens of flights between Miami International Airport and destinations in Colombia and Venezuela since January 11, a flight tracking service shows, often returning to Miami for only a few hours before flying again to South America.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent through its website. The cellular phone of the company's chief executive, Michael Mendez, had a recording on Thursday afternoon that said it could not accept calls.
If some US entity were attempting to provide arms to a Venezuelan resistance movement, it would be taking a familiar page from the history books.
The CIA operated a dummy airline, known as Air America, from the early 1950s until the mid 1970s for air operations in Southeast Asia, including air-dropping weapons to friendly forces.
More than a decade later, Sandinista soldiers shot down a cargo plane taking weapons to the US-backed Contra rebels fighting the Nicaraguan government. A US. Marine veteran, Eugene Hasenfus, survived the 1986 crash, and later told reporters that he was working for the CIA, paving the way for his release and return to the United States.
Curiously, one of the figures in the Reagan administration instrumental in delivering support to the contras, former assistant secretary of state Elliott Abrams, was named by US President Donald Trump late last month as his special envoy overseeing policy toward Venezuela.
Oh... I have forgotten - The Sydney Morning Herald is a part of vast Putin's agitprop machine.

Btw, @scalieback, has your paymasters from Reuters reported about it?
 

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