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Military-Style Raid on Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. Removes Four Activists

This move could push the U.S. closer to war with Venezuela.

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In a move that had been rumored for weeks, U.S. forces have committed a military-style raid on the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. to remove four activists who had barricaded themselves inside at the behest of the socialist Maduro regime.

The video was captured by News2Share and can be seen here:

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Counter-protesters chanted “Guaidó! Guaidó! Guaidó!” as the raid took place and other chants in favor of Juan Guaidó , the man who the U.S. and other foreign powers have declared the new Venezuelan president despite the fact that he has not been elected to that post.

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“We denounce these arrests, as the people inside were there with our permission, and we consider it a violation of the Vienna Conventions,” Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Ron said.

The remaining members of the “Embassy Protection Collective” had been occupying the embassy for 36 days at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro’s regime. There were as many as 50 individuals in the facility at one point, but after U.S. officers blocked food and supplies from entering, most of them were forced to disperse. The four remaining individuals were finally taken out by military-style personnel.

A trespassing notice was posted on the embassy three days ago, setting the stage for the raid that was successfully completed today:

Journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share reported that he was harassed and threatened by pro-Guaidó forces while reporting outside of the embassy earlier in the week.

Fischer said: “If you were watching my… livestream at the Venezuelan Embassy, then you saw that for the first several minutes, a Guaidó supporter was following me around, holding a sign in front of my camera, and yelling at me that I’m ‘terrorist media.'”

Guaidó attempted a revolution late last month that fizzled out almost immediately. If anything, the apparent coup attempt has only strengthened the rule of the fledgling socialist Maduro regime.

Critics such as the National Lawyers Guild are calling this move a violation of International Law that is tantamount to an act of war.

“The United States’ failure to provide guarantees of security and protection to diplomatic personnel, the Embassy and its guests is in clear violation of the most basic tenets of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, in particular Articles 22 and 45, which was ratified by the United States in 1972. It is well-established law that the people inside the premises of an Embassy, the Embassy’s property and its archives are covered by the Vienna Convention,” they wrote.

Trump will have to be careful to avoid conflict with Venezuela while attempting to do the same in Iran, as war hawks in the administration exert more influence over his foreign policy.

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Biden Authorizes Attack on Syria, Kamala FURIOUS It Wasn’t Her Call

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AMERICA IS BACK BABY!

You didn’t seriously think that after four years of peace in the Middle East, things were gonna stay that way, did you Jack? Well of course not! On Thursday afternoon, the Pentagon confirmed that the United States military had carried out airstrikes in Syria against facilities used by Iranian-backed militias. These groups have been operating in Syria for some time in their fight against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

Pentagon Press Secretary Kirby gave the following statement:

“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel. Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kait’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kait’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS).

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This proportionate military response was conducted together with diplomatic measures, including consultation with Coalition partners. The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq.”

According to conservative commentator Jack Posobiec, Vice President Harris was not included in the discussions about the bombing and is very upset that she wasn’t.

Many Twitter users are also pointing out the fact that Biden had fully condemned unannounced military action in the Middle East when it was Trump doing it.

According to the New York Post, the airstrikes were in response to recent attacks against US forces in Iraq. The militia groups targeted have denied any involvement in the attacks and there has been no confirmation as to whether or not they were involved. The New York Post wrote:

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It was not immediately clear if there were any deaths or injuries caused by the US strike, or the extent of damage it may have caused.

On Feb. 15, a rocket attack against a US military base at Erbil International Airport in Northern Iraq killed a US-led coalition contractor and left others wounded, including an American service member.

Two days later, a base hosting US forces north of Baghdad was targeted in another rocket attack, wounding at least one contractor.

On Monday rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, which houses the US embassy and other diplomatic missions.

Earlier this week, the Kataib Hezbollah group, one of the main Iran-aligned Iraqi militia groups, denied any role in recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.

Some Western and Iraqi officials say the attacks, often claimed by little-known groups, are being carried out by militants with links to Kataib Hezbollah as a way for Iranian allies to harass US forces without being held accountable.

Fox New’s Tucker Carlson, who seems to be the only host on any cable news network that has been unquestionably anti-war for the past four years, gave a monologue Thursday night about his take on the attacks:


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