Colombia Accused Venezuela’s Military Of Incursion Over Its Border

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Colombia Accused Venezuela’s Military Of Incursion Over Its Border

Colombia sent a letter to the Venezuelan foreign ministry on November 21 protesting the incursion of a military helicopter and troops from that nation over the border, the latest in a series of similar incidents that have drawn criticism from Colombia, Reuters reported.

According to a statement issued by Colombia’s foreign ministry, the incident occurred on November 15 and 16 near the town of Tibu in Norte de Santander province. “The events have already been protested by the foreign ministry and there has been a meeting arranged between the foreign ministers to analyze what happened and request that measures be taken to prevent a recurrence,” the statement said.

According to the ministry, during their incursion Venezuelan military forces illegally detained several people and stole from them, having caused damage to several private properties and farms.

Forays by Venezuelan troops into Colombia have increased in recent years, heightening diplomatic tension between the government of Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, with Santos accusing Maduro of destroying democracy in Venezuela, while Maduro has said Colombia is part of an international conspiracy seeking to overthrow his government.

Back in March a Venezuelan military group of about 60 people stayed in Colombia for several days, allegedly as a result of a “mistake”, having broken camp and raising their national flag in Colombia’s Arauca Department.

Colombia and Venezuela share a border of 2,219 km (1,379 miles), over which contraband and illegal drugs frequently pass, according to Reuters.

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  • Barba_Papa

    >>According to the ministry, during their incursion Venezuelan military
    forces illegally detained several people and stole from them, having
    caused damage to several private properties and farms.<>Back in March a Venezuelan military group of about 60 people stayed
    in Colombia for several days, allegedly as a result of a “mistake”,
    having broken camp and raising their national flag in Colombia’s Arauca
    Department.<<

    Could this be a case of the general malaise and meltdown in the Venezuelan economy spilling over into the armed forces? That they start looking for additional sources of income, and/or basically no longer giving a shit?

    • Daniel Castro

      These two are always bickering, nothing to see here…

      • Barba_Papa

        True. All of South America is bickering, or has bickered, with each other. Not a single border that has not been changed these past 2 centuries. Usually by war. Currently landlocked Bolivia used to have a coastline with a port.

        • Daniel Castro

          We conquered the Acre state from Bolivia in 1904, but that was because they had an alliance with USA to start spreading their influence in the Amazon region, we tried for 5 years to get them back on their senses… kind of like Moscow, Ukraine and the Crimea issue.

          Outside of that and the fact that we lost Uruguay in 1828, brazilian borders were quite stable since the XVIII century.

  • Enkidu

    Colombia is effectively a US puppet and this story is another fabrication. It has been said for some years now that after the Middle East has been dealt with, South America will be the next boogeyman for the US, and it’s already happening, first Venezuela, then it will be Brazil.

    • Daniel Castro

      Brazil? LoL

      First, our military is aligned with western powers, so they would be giving up an ally, and a powerfull one, for what? Just boogeyman? Argentina would play a better role as that, as it is easy to taunt them using the Malvinas… but even Argentina is algined with western powers…

      Second, they Aphganistan is already more than they cope, Brazil is vastly more complex, a country with swamps, jungles and mountains, endless resourcess, a huge coast to patrol, if only they would make us a favour by attacking us so we wake up from our slumber.

      Fact is they are running out of boogeymen, the only option they have is anti-russian/chinese hysteria.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      First, it’s a Reuters story, a proud member of the fake news network. Secondly, as you stated, it’s a vassal of the Empire and false flags are apt to be reported for an excuse for the empire to respond militarily.

    • TAzz Mannia

      Venezuela is ruled by a group of incompetents. They didn’t need USA to drive the country to bankruptcy. They did it by themselves. Maduro is a piece of shit that could be like Chavez and is not more than a clown. What a rich country in what an incompresible situation.

  • alejoeisabel

    The Imperialists and their Colombian vassals are setting the stage for a “false flag” operation. The US already occupies Colombian military bases. Venezuela better be prepared for what is coming.

  • Vitex

    God those Venezualans are the Embodiment of True Evil. We should bomb them back to the stone age.

    • ruca

      Sarcasm?

      • Moussa Saab

        Hope so

      • Vitex

        Noooooo……yes.