Venezuela: EU Spurns Violent Intervention For Peaceful Solution

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Above Photo: “We need a peaceful political and democratic and Venezuelan-owned resolution,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini (pictured above) | Photo: Reuters

While the attempted coup fails and the US and wealthy Venezuelans call for military interverention, US allies who fell for the phony Guaido presidency are saying no to war. Extremist Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) posted a tweet Sunday of former President Muammar Gaddafi with two pictures, one with him smiling the other after his gruesome murder. The not too disguised threat was a call for an escalation in Venezuela. In response, people demanded he be removed from Twitter and for his resignation.

Already Russia and China have said there should be no military intervention in Venezuela, now the fragile coalition around the fake president is also saying no to a military attack, particularly in Europe but also in Latin America. The dangerous coup is failing and needs to be brought to an end. KZ

“It is very clear: we must avoid military intervention,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

The European Union is urging the world to abandon a “militarized intervention” into Venezuela, calling for dialogue to develop a “peaceful, political, and democratic” solution to the nation’s domestic political differences.

“What is explicitly quite clear, from our perspective, is that we need a peaceful political and democratic and Venezuelan-owned resolution which obviously excludes the use of force,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

During a meeting with the Lima Group and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Bogota, Juan Guaido, the self-declared interim president who emerged after an attempted coup in Venezuela on Jan. 23, said he was in favor of maintaining “all options open “leave all options open,” including a militarized intervention.

“The position of the EU has been established in this context, it is very clear: we must avoid military intervention,” Kocijancic said.

In an interview with EFE, Sunday, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said,”We have warned quite clearly that we will not support and we will firmly condemn any foreign military intervention.”

Venezuela’s border attracted copious amounts of attention this weekend, after Guaido revealed his intention to receive the controversial so-called humanitarian aid from the United States via Colombia and Brazil.

Instead, the weekend saw opposition forces leading violent escapades, commandeering Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) tanks, and attacked innocent bystanders gathered at Simon Bolivar-Venezuela border bridge.

Colombian forces looked the other way as violent Venezuelan opposition protesters, or ‘Guarimberos’, threw homemade Molotov cocktails at Venezuela’s National Guard and ran over two women in the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) vehicles.

In a statement Sunday, Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez, revealed that the perpetrators are in custody and investigators believe that the attack may have been premeditated.

The United States led the group of 14 countries that make up the Lima Group in a meeting in Bogota, Colombia on Feb. 25.

The so-called Lima Group countries met in Colombia to discuss next steps they might take with regard to justifying their attempts to initiate a coup in Venezuela.

The United States led the group of 14 countries that make up the Lima Group in a meeting in Bogota, Colombia. The meeting was opened by President of Colombia Ivan Duque, leader of the host country, with which Venezuela recently cut all diplomatic relations as a result of their participation Feb 23. attempt to deliver illegal “humanitarian aid” into the country. It was not attended by two of it’s members, Mexico and Costa Rica.

One of the main speakers at the meeting was Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, who spoke down on the rest of the Latin American leaders from a dais — the Latin American leaders gave their speeches while seated.

Groups were found protesting outside of the Lima Group asking for countries to stop its agression against Venezuela and for a removal of economic sanctions that have cost the country and estimated US$38 billion.

In his speech, the vice president, as expected based on previous comments, blamed the government of Nicolas Maduro for burning humanitarian aid trucks on a Venezuela-Colombia border bridge, despite those claims being disproved.

Pence also invoked language appealing to the suffering of the Venezuelan people, attempting to provide a pretext for intervention, as he doubled down on the economic blockade on the country.

Pence again reiterated that “all options are on the table” which most onlookers take as code that the U.S. wants to initiate a full-scale invasion of the country.

Despite that assertion, not all members of the Lima Group back a military solution, including Brazil and Peur, who want “non-military pressure” to be put on Venezuela.

The so-called Lima Group countries met in Colombia to discuss next steps they might take with regard to justifying their attempts to initiate a coup in Venezuela.

The United States led the group of 14 countries that make up the Lima Group in a meeting in Bogota, Colombia. The meeting was opened by President of Colombia Ivan Duque, leader of the host country, with which Venezuela recently cut all diplomatic relations as a result of their participation Feb 23. attempt to deliver illegal “humanitarian aid” into the country. It was not attended by two of it’s members, Mexico and Costa Rica.

One of the main speakers at the meeting was Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, who spoke down on the rest of the Latin American leaders from a dais — the Latin American leaders gave their speeches while seated.

Groups were found protesting outside of the Lima Group asking for countries to stop its agression against Venezuela and for a removal of economic sanctions that have cost the country and estimated US$38 billion.In his speech, the vice president, as expected based on previous comments, blamed the government of Nicolas Maduro for burning humanitarian aid trucks on a Venezuela-Colombia border bridge, despite those claims being disproved.

Pence also invoked language appealing to the suffering of the Venezuelan people, attempting to provide a pretext for intervention, as he doubled down on the economic blockade on the country.

Pence again reiterated that “all options are on the table” which most onlookers take as code that the U.S. wants to initiate a full-scale invasion of the country.

Despite that assertion, not all members of the Lima Group back a military solution, including Brazil and Peur, who want “non-military pressure” to be put on Venezuela.

  • Steven Berge

    Why didn’t the European Union foreign policy chief condemn the reason for americas belligerence? It was admitted that the u.s. wants to pilfer the oil and other resources of Venezuela, and yet there is no admission of the fact that that is why we are threatening war and actually waging economic war against Venezuela. Apparently, no country, or even large block of countries, has the balls to call out the new world order mob.

  • chetdude

    Probably because the EU needs M.E. oil to power THEIR fossil-fueled, capitalist consumption machine that is still somewhat controlled by the USAmerican Empire…

    Rock and a hard place though since they also need Russia’s fossil-fuels as well.

  • Jon

    Time to pressure those EU governments, in the name of honoring national sovereignty into retracting their support of the fake president.