Trump Says He's Open To Military Intervention In Venezuela

Inside the United States, the war party continues preparations for a “humanitarian” intervention in Venezuela.

The importance of the U.S. Congress in the country’s foreign policy matters is well known, just as it is the center of decision-making on finance and trade issues in relation to the corporate sector in general and, specifically, the military-industrial sector. In the U.S. Congress, important actors from outside the political bureaucracy play a decisive role in terms of lobbying and moving things along so as to favor their interests. In earlier articles, we reported how ExxonMobil has spared no expense to affect the focus of U.S. government policy decisions on Venezuela.

The internal moves inside the U.S. Congress carried out with the objective of enacting a draft law to deepen aggressive sanctions against Venezuela has various aspects that complement President Trump’s latest executive order, the Department of Treasury sanctions and the dispatch of finance and supplies to the Venezuelan opposition.

Congress sharpens its aim

As the various components of the U.S. offensive against Venezuela take shape, the U.S. political establishment is also planning their budget for 2018. It includes a line item they call “the situation in Venezuela” from a military point of view. On the webpage of the U.S. Congress, there is a proposed law called (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018).

This proposed law was introduced in the House of Representatives last June 7th and approved on July 14th by a large majority. Last September 18th it was passed by the U.S. Senate, so it only remains to be signed by the President in the White House before becoming law.

The legislator who proposed this law was the Republican Mac Thornberry, sponsored by BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin, according to Open Secrets, all of the major global contractors and pioneers in the composition of the U.S. military-industrial complex.

To facilitate discussion of this proposed budgetary law, two reports were produced justifying its approval. The first of these reports, made available in the House of Representatives last July 6, has a section on page 179 entitled specifically "Venezuela Security and Stability". The report was presented by the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and says this about Venezuela:

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US Congress Asks Pentagon to Prepare to Intervene in Venezuela
Trump says he's open to military intervention in Venezuela
Trump says he's open to military intervention in Venezuela
Trump says he’s open to military intervention in Venezuela
Trump says he’s open to military intervention in Venezuela