US invasion of Venezuela: has the countdown begun?

19.02.2019, Miami.

A US military cargo plane loaded with “humanitarian aid” took off from a US airbase towards Venezuela, the Spanish version of the official US Department of State Twitter account reports on February 16.

A US Air Force C-17 cargo plane took off from Homestead Air Force Base and headed for the city of Cucuta in Colombia. Officials have not discussed the actual content of the cargo, where it is heading, and any possibility of changing course.

It is worth noting that the legitimately elected authorities of Venezuela did not ask the US for humanitarian assistance and do not need it. At the same time, it should be mentioned deploying special forces under the disguise of civilian transportation is a common practice for the US in regime change operations.

 Editorial comment

The US interventions in Latin American states have long-established patterns. One of them is when an invasion is launched under the guise of delivering humanitarian aid carried out by the Pentagon.

The situation in Haiti is an example of such actions in recent years. In 2010, after the earthquake, the US Army, while hiding behind delivering humanitarian aid, increased the number of its troops in this island nation, imported military equipment, and gained full control over Haiti’s airspace.

According to Alfred de Sayaz, a UN expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, who visited Venezuela a year ago, it cannot be described as a humanitarian crisis. Of course, Venezuela is going through difficult times, but in the poorest countries of Asia, Africa and America, the expert says, the situation is much worse. However, the Pentagon is not in a rush to deliver humanitarian cargo where it does not see a significant benefit.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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