One of the more under-reported stories of the past week was the United States further escalating tensions with Venezuela. This is happening despite the United States and much of the world entering a horrible economic collapse fueled by this insane virus hysteria.
Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro and other high ranking members of the Venezuelan government were officially charged with “narco-terrorism” by the United States. Navy warships have also been deployed to the Caribbean.
The US says it is sending warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drugs.
“We must not let the drug cartels exploit the [coronavirus] pandemic to threaten American lives,” President Donald Trump said.
The move comes a week after the US charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with “narco-terrorism”.
It accused them of flooding the US with cocaine and using drugs as a weapon to undermine the health of Americans.
A $15m (£12.5m) reward was offered for information leading to Mr Maduro’s arrest.
The Venezuelan government called the US deployment a “diversion” from the current pandemic spreading around the US – and the world at large.
The US military deployment will further escalate tensions between the two nations.
Since it appears as if all the dirty tricks to oust Maduro have failed, it is possible that they are setting the stage for a potential Panama-styled operation against Venezuela.
Back in the late 1980s, George H.W. Bush ordered an invasion of Panama to oust its leader Manuel Noriega, because Bush said he was a very bad man who trafficked drugs. What Bush didn’t mention, is that Noriega was friendly with the Central Intelligence Agency prior to him falling out of their favor. He was basically ousted because the United States had lost confidence in their working relationship.
The Panama Deception documentary provides one of the best looks at this often overlooked piece of American history.
Curiously enough, current Attorney General William Barr helped play a role in the Panama invasion. Back then he headed the Office of Legal Counsel within the Department of Justice and drafted a legal advisory justifying Bush’s authority to invade Panama and arrest Noriega.
Obviously, Venezuela is a much bigger country than Panama, so it would not be nearly as practical to launch such a military operation. But with the United States sleepwalking into a major economic crisis, any type of military operation against Venezuela would provide a quick and convenient distraction.