Saturday, May 18, 2019

‘Weapons in our hands’ Venezuelan Military warns it is ready to slaughter US troops



VENEZUELA’S Military has issued a warning to the United States – saying it is waiting with weapons at the ready.

By Rachel O'Donoghue
Published 18th May 2019

INTERVENTION: It had been suggested the US could send troops into Venezuela (Pic: GETTY)

Troops in the South American country took part in what was dubbed a “march of loyalty” to show their support for President Nicolas Maduro.

The embattled Socialist leader visited Aragua State to watch the fawning show, in which soldiers pledged their allegiance.

"Only the ones who fight have a right to be. You will never invade my country. Listen to us small gringo. We are ready. With weapons in our hands … we are waiting for you," the personnel shouted during the parade.

It has been suggested the United States could stage a military intervention to oust Maduro, with the Trump administration repeatedly voicing their opposition to him.

Just days ago, the US Department of Transportation ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the countries, saying “conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew travelling to or from that country.” Related Articles

This came after sanctions against the country were widened as the US tries to heap pressure on Maduro.

Maduro and Venezuela’s opposition led by Juan Guaidó have been involved in a bitter struggle for power since the beginning of this year.

On January 23, Guaidó declared himself interim president after saying the position was open because Maduro had used fraudulent means to secure the election.

Troops in the South American country took part in what was dubbed a “march of loyalty” to show their support for President Nicolas Maduro.

The embattled Socialist leader visited Aragua State to watch the fawning show, in which soldiers pledged their allegiance.

"Only the ones who fight have a right to be. You will never invade my country. Listen to us small gringo. We are ready. With weapons in our hands … we are waiting for you," the personnel shouted during the parade.

It has been suggested the United States could stage a military intervention to oust Maduro, with the Trump administration repeatedly voicing their opposition to him.

Just days ago, the US Department of Transportation ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the countries, saying “conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew travelling to or from that country.” Related Articles

This came after sanctions against the country were widened as the US tries to heap pressure on Maduro.

Maduro and Venezuela’s opposition led by Juan Guaidó have been involved in a bitter struggle for power since the beginning of this year.

On January 23, Guaidó declared himself interim president after saying the position was open because Maduro had used fraudulent means to secure the election.

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