Regime change in Venezuela, being led by the likes of U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra lore, has reached a fever pitch with “Interim President” Juan Guaidó calling for action in response to every blackout—with multiple calls to back a U.S.-led invasion.
Attempts at ousting Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro have been ongoing for months.
As it currently stands, and has for some time now, Venezuela is being leveraged with the U.S.-led and pro-Israel proposition that Maduro must step down for the situation to improve. A form of extortion.
Guaidó was recently stripped of parliamentary immunity by Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, which opens up Guaidó to criminal charges in the country, this followed another call to prepare for a "dry run" on Saturday, April 6th—known only as "Operation Freedom." Venezuelan Ombudsman Elvis Amoroso also barred Guaidó from holding public office for 15 years last month.
Guaidó has posited that Maduro detaining him may be his "final move."
Although Bolton has recently stated that the international community stands behind Guaidó, some have dissented to this position, with "Hands Off Venezuela" gaining momentum in multiple political corners.
Russian troops have been deployed to Venezuela in recent weeks, with comparisons to Syria being made, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the scenario where regime change leads to "another Syria."
Venezuela's Foreign Minister mirrored these thoughts.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has also presented this comparison, while stating that detaining Guaidó would be akin to a coup d'état, despite Maduro being the Venezuelan President. Yeah, some might say Israel influencing U.S. politicians is a "coup d'état" too, baka.
This follows a threat recently directed at Maduro from Rubio.