Washington seems so dead-set on regime change in Venezuela, the State Department has just appointed a former diplomat with a sordid track record in Latin America and Middle East to spearhead “restoring so-called democracy” in Caracas.
Elliot Abrams is expected to coordinate all diplomatic efforts to replace Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with the unelected self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, recognized by the USA, OAS and several EU members.
The appointment of Abrams is an attempt by the US to introduce a direct control of Venezuela.
The Trump administration appointed arch-neocon Elliott Abrams as special envoy overseeing policy toward Venezuela.
Abrams is notorious for his central role in the Iran-Contra scandal, and oversaw US regime-change wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
During the 1980’s, the Salvadoran government slaughtered perhaps 70,000 people in ways so ghastly there’s no contemporary equivalent, except maybe for ISIS.
Elliott Abrams was a key figure making it happen. He later said he considered this to be a “fabulous achievement”.
Warhawk Marco Rubio called the appointment of Elliot Abrams as Special Envoy on Venezuela is great news. He is an tough & experienced foreign policy expert with a long history of supporting the national interest of the USA.
Venezuela’s government said on Monday it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials.
The only way to stop the assaults is to kick out the US diplomats, so the CIA can not use the US embassy in Caracas as headquarters to coordinate the hostile coup.
ABC Flash Point News 2019.