Source: South Front
The US is continuing with its all-out effort to bludgeon Venezuela into submission, maintaining its menacing albeit ambiguous threats against several Iranian tankers carrying fuel to the South American country as a supplementary measure to its sweeping sanctions and economic blockade and reckless military and paramilitary aggressions. The US push to exert maximum pressure on its adversaries has brought both regions to flashpoint once again, as a fleet of US warships has been deployed to patrol maritime approaches to Venezuela for ‘Enhanced Counter-Narcotic Operations’ and up to five Iranian vessels have been identified by several companies tracking marine traffic as being on a course to deliver fuel from Iran to Venezuela.
The threats against the fuel shipments are the latest in a long list of belligerent and hostile acts against Venezuela, from sabotage attacks against the country’s electricity grid, to last year’s dramatic assassination attempt with drones against President Nicolas Maduro at a military parade, repeated attempts to incite mutinies at military garrisons, to the failed mercenary attack that included a maritime incursion from neighbouring Colombia.
Many aspects of the failed mercenary incursion appear to have been clarified.
On the 3rd and 4th of May, two speedboats carrying armed
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