Bolton Dispenses with the Pretense: Venezuela Coup isn’t about Democracy — it’s about Oil.
The National Security Advisor was photographed this week with notes showing ‘5000 troops to Columbia’. He has now said that American companies taking over Venezuela’s oil reserves is the single most important issue and would be ‘good for business’.
This week has been a difficult one for Venezuelans everywhere, regardless of political stripe. Tensions are very high — and very, very personal.
The United States has flatly refused beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to break diplomatic ties and have since seized the U.S. bank accounts of the oil-rich nation.
The White House then gave the state’s assets over to insurgent challenger Juan Guaidó — a development that has brought the oil-rich nation to a dangerous fever pitch.
Earlier in the week, Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton was photographed holding a notepad that read —
Afghanistan open to talks — 5000 troops to Columbia.
This has prompted a renewed concern that this conflict is escalating from tacitly supporting an opposition leader and into a much harder-nosed, U.S.-led attempt to oust an foreign leader from office.
“It will make a big difference to the United States — economically — if we could have American oil companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela” — John Bolton, Fox Business.
FAST-AND-LOOSE WITH THE TRUTH
John Bolton has a long history of being dishonest and deceitful on the international stage. He is regarded as a major proponent of American intervention and a supporter of U.S.-backed…