This 19 February 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
President Trump called for regime change in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua on Monday, in a major speech urging the Venezuelan military to abandon its support for President Nicolás Maduro and to support self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó. During the speech, Trump said the U.S. seeks a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela, but that all options remain on the table.
This comes as a new book out by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reveals Trump privately discussed going to war with Venezuela in 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro responded to Trump’s speech in Miami by accusing him of engaging in Nazi-like discourse.
We speak with Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez, who headed the Venezuelan National Assembly’s Economic and Financial Advisory Office under Hugo Chávez. We also speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. He is the author of several books, including “The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South.”
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Parliament: Kingdom of the Netherlands should not be sucked into military conflict in Venezuela
Major concerns in the Lower House about the consequences of the escalating crisis in Venezuela for Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The government must “dp everything in its power” to prevent the Kingdom from “being drawn into a military conflict”.
That say, eg, [government parties] D66, VVD, [opposition parties] GroenLinks and Socialist Party. The parties believe that the Netherlands should make it clear that humanitarian aid is being provided and that it does not want to be involved in a military intervention. According to GroenLinks, the Netherlands should therefore not “be too much on the side of the US Americans”.
US President Trump does not exclude a [military] intervention in Venezuela. …
Venezuela is the largest neighbor of our Kingdom, according to a concerned parliament. Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are near: Aruba even 30 kilometers away. The MPs believe that our country should not politicize the situation, like the US Americans do.
The European Union on Monday (Feb 25) urged countries to avoid any military intervention in Venezuela. “We must avoid a military intervention,” Maja Kocijancic, the spokeswoman for diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, told reporters: here.
This weekend’s attempt by the US to deliver “humanitarian aid” to Venezuela was a staged provocation, with flatbed trucks serving as US imperialism’s modern equivalent of the Trojan horse: here.