Marco Rubio knows only the Venezuelan army and the country’s civilian militia (more than a million people) are the only thing that stand between it and a potential US invasion, either directly or by covert means (and those are failing despite a long-term blackout).
For the neocon senator and failed presidential candidate, resisting the illegal overthrow of the country and its elected leader (whom Rubio declared should end up like Gadaffi in Libya) is the work of an “armed paramilitary gang.”
“the time for active resistance has arrived” https://t.co/bHYcPIk2qQ
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 12, 2019
Meanwhile, the covert war has reduced the Venezuelan people to using sewage water.
People in Venezuela are having to collect water from drain pipes and natural springs. A huge blackout in the country has left many homes without water. https://t.co/MKbFTNipPq pic.twitter.com/scHbdSf04V
— CNN International (@cnni) March 12, 2019
CNN, of course, doesn’t entertain the distinct possibility the on-going power outage is the work of saboteurs.
The government’s Telesur tweeted the following this afternoon:
The outage and the sudden decision to remove US embassy personnel from Caracas is an indication something serious is about to happen.
Here is neocon former tank commander Mike Pompeo, now Trump’s secretary of state:
The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from @usembassyve this week. This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 12, 2019