The US-backed Venezuelan opposition, led by self-proclaimed Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido, is now openly requesting a US military help to overthrow the legal government of the country.
In a letter dated May 11, addressed to US Southern Command chief Navy Admiral Craig Faller and shared May 13 to Twitter by Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Guaido’s “US envoy” Carlos Vecchio said the opposition “welcomes the support of the United States and confirms our government’s willingness to begin discussions regarding the cooperation that has been offered.”
The letter said the situation had “national security consequences for Venezuela and among her neighbors” noting the “equal concern” for “the impact of the presence of uninvited foreign forces that place and our country and others at risk”.
Referring to the “uninvited foreign forces”, the letter likely noted Maduro’s global allies, such as China, Cuba and Russia. The US has repeatedly accused these three states of playing a key role in the ability of the Maduro government to resist to the US regime-change effort.
“We welcome strategic and operational planning so that we may fulfill our constitutional obligation to the Venezuelan people in order to alleviate their suffering and restore our democracy,” the letter said.
The letter appeared online after a recent failed attempt of the US-backed opposition to seize power in Venezuela by force on its own. Now, it seeks to do this with a US military support.
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