Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the military to come up with a plan for a permanent deployment of forces to the border with Colombia to avert “provocations” he accused the US of masterminding.

[Colombian President Ivan] Duque has plans against Venezuela supported by the US government,” the embattled Venezuelan leader said on Friday at the meeting marking the end of the largest ever Angostura military drills.

Duque has just returned from his trip to Washington where he discussed the political crisis in Venezuela, pledging support for self-declared ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido and his quest to oust Maduro from power.

“We need to give (Guaido) even stronger support to lead Venezuela,” Duque said at the Wednesday meeting, as Trump reiterated that he was considering “all options” in Venezuela.



Source: RT

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Richard Sigfrid

Trade or geo-polar, hegemonistic wars, that are state-managed, superpower militaries, using massive stocks of resources, in per capita terms, accumulated, under geopolitically competitive psychologies, have media-based, euphoric momentums, that misdirect conscious energies of the global humanity, away from their real concerns of possible means of average, day to day, welfare improvements. Geopolitics of the overall military competitiveness being a distant externality. The most profit/market share maximizing news items in the public media have displaced NEWS on the extra-rich, underground stocks of resources. These are the causes of most warfares. Interpersonal, family, clan, inter-district, cross border wars are also resource-scramble- disputes,… Read more »


Since Colombia has first deployed troops at the border, under international law (Hague Convention), Maduro should remember Iván Duque that such act is a casus-belli, a de-facto declaration of war, so intimate him the order to immediately withdraw his troops from the border or face the consequences. Note that Vz air force is way better equipped than the Colombian one, Colombia also has only ManPADS as air-defences. By using BETAB-500 anti-runways bomb thus depriving Colombia of airbases and airports also making an US deployment very difficult. This done, Vz would have air superiority over all Colombia. This could be used… Read more »