The “humanitarian aid” false flag has devolved into violence on the Francisco de Paula Santander bridge in Venezuela.
All aid trucks on the Francisco de Paula Santander bridge to Venezuela are now on fire — the cargo was able to be removed from the last truck and taken back across the bridge into Colombia. #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/ivzk2Ai9Db
— World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) February 23, 2019
Venezuelan security forces attack trucks carrying humanitarian aid.
— Amir Richani (@amir_richani) February 23, 2019
BREAKING: Violence amid protests and clashes at Venezuela's borders, as efforts ramp up to force foreign humanitarian aid into the country, despite the Maduro regime's efforts to keep it out. pic.twitter.com/QCPAUWzTfz
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 23, 2019
Meanwhile, in Santa Elena de Uairén near the Venezuela-Brazil border, gunfire has erupted.
Heavy gunfire heard in Santa Elena de Uairén near the Venezuela-Brazil border; reports of injuries and possible fatalities pic.twitter.com/bGy4FqhhCY
— BNO News (@BNONews) February 23, 2019
Imagine the response if Venezuela tried to drive a caravan of “humanitarian aid” across the border in McAllen, Texas, Nogales on the Arizona border, or the crossing in California at Mexicali. It would likely resemble Bush the Elder’s Highway of Death in Kuwait.
Aerial view of "The Highway of Death" on which Iraqi forces suffered devastating losses at the hands of Coalition Forces as they retreated from Kuwait in February 1991. Between 1,400 and 2,000 vehicles were destroyed or abandoned. pic.twitter.com/fcSNgKolL7
— Antoine Bousquet (@AJBousquet) February 21, 2019
Meanwhile, there was an opportunity for Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela, to partake in a photo-op.
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) February 23, 2019
This was played up by Trump’s neocon national security adviser, John Bolton. He said earlier the next target is Nicaragua and its leader, Daniel Ortega.
The U.S. has provided critically needed aid for the people of Venezuela. Now is the time for Venezuelan military to allow aid through the border. As Interim President Guaido said today “Those who accompany us to save the lives of Venezuelans are true patriots.” https://t.co/Ha3PZFBjoF
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) February 23, 2019
Amid Washington's crude attempts to carry out regime change in Venezuela, John Bolton already threatens the next victim – Nicaragua is in the cross-hairs now. via Angelina Siard pic.twitter.com/hBId4fzCHB
— Victor (@vicktop55) February 23, 2019
If you ever had doubt Bolton and the neocons are living in 1963 during the height of the Cold War, consider the following tweet.
National security adviser John Bolton: "Some people call the country now 'Cuba-zuela' reflecting the grip that Cuba's military and security forces have on the Maduro regime. We think that's a strategic significant threat to the United States" https://t.co/fW6GsThWut pic.twitter.com/S7GF7j7qnS
— ABC News (@ABC) January 28, 2019
“On November 1, 2018, Bolton denounced Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela as a “troika of tyranny” and saying that he looks forward to watching their governments fall.” (by K. Livingstone) https://t.co/q5VHjV6Z9k
— Carly (@CarlyJMorris) February 23, 2019
It looks like the situation on the border will devolve into violence and the US will use this to argue for military intervention, either by the US or in combo with Brazil and especially Columbia. The sanctions imposed on the country will take too long for impatient neocons.
The incidents on the border crossings in Venezuela are a great propaganda victory for the US. It’s not clear who is responsible for torching (and possibly bombing) “aid” trucks on the Francisco de Paula Santander bridge, but the blame was quickly placed on the Maduro and the Venezuelan military.