US Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Military Coup In Venezuela

Republican Senator Marco Rubio stepped up his typically strong rhetoric against the Venezuelan government in a series of inflammatory tweets on Friday.

The Florida senator called for the Venezuela’s Armed Forces to rise up and rebel against the government.

“The world would support the Armed Forces in #Venezuela if they decide to protect the people & restore democracy by removing a dictator,” Rubio said.

The Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also hinted at support for a coup d’etat

RT reports: Rubio’s tweets come after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday hinted at his support for a coup d’etat in Venezuela, as well as more sanctions including an embargo on Venezuela’s valuable oil exports.

The Trump administration is seeking to ramp-up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime in the wake of alleged human rights abuses against political dissidents in the country.

“In the history of Venezuela and South American countries, it is often times that the military is the agent of change when things are so bad and the leadership can no longer serve the people,” Tillerson said at the University of Texas in Austin on Thursday.

Responding to Tillerson’s statements, Jorge Arreaza, the Venezuelan foreign minister, wrote: “Our sovereign democracy does not obey imperialist pressures, it obeys a free people.”

Venezuela is scheduled to have a presidential election on April 22 after mediation talks between Maduro’s leftist government and an opposition coalition broke down on Wednesday.

In January, Rubio urged President Donald Trump to adopt sanctions against Diosdado Cabello, an important ally of Maduro.

  • Kane

    Oh for Gods sake Grow up!Look ,when they took over Fran e or Russia or China they needed to totally crush the values and beliefs the people held.They only want one world view Their view.Their Way .Its about now destroying the Venezuelans idealism about how successful socialism is under a benevolent leader,just as it was about destroying the French’s memory of being the greatest military and economic super power on Earth under the Monarchy ,aboutcdestrying Russia’s memory of the fact that they were the world’s most industrialised and advancedtechnoligically nation on earth and on the very brink of becoming the world’s greatest supoerpiwer prioircto the ” peasants revolt’ Its about lies and deceits oiver thelove of money and its role to enslave and control peoples lives and behaviours and attitudes and beliefs.The religion.