[Marxism] AVSN: Colombia & United States threaten attack -- Stop the lies and aggression against Venezuela!
glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sat Jul 24 21:08:42 MDT 2010
A statement from the *Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network*
July 24, 2010 -- Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network -- On July 22,
Venezuela broke off all diplomatic relations with Colombia and placed
its national borders on high alert. This follows accusations made by the
Colombian government that Venezuela is harbouring “terrorists” from the
Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National
Liberation Army (ELN), and hosting several “terrorist training camps”
near the border region that divides the two countries.
At an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of American States in
Washington on July 22, called for by Colombia, Colombia’s ambassador to
the OAS, Luis Alfonso Hoyos, presented television and video images
allegedly taken from computers confiscated during the Colombian
military’s illegal invasion of Ecuadorian territory in March 2008, as
well as some computer-generated maps and photographs of alleged members
of the FARC, which he said were taken inside Venezuela. Hoyos called for
“international intervention” in Venezuela, and gave a “30-day ultimatum”.
Five days earlier, US State Department spokesperson Phillip Crowley said
the “possible” presence of “rebels in Venezuelan territory” had also
been “worrying” his government for a long time.
These moves have all the hallmarks of justifying a pre-emptive strike on
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