24 February 2019 — MROnline
Originally published: Alexandra Valiente, Internationalist 360° (February 22, 2019)
There have been numerous warnings of false flag scenarios yet alternative media, such as RT, have published an unverified report parroting the CIA’s Washington Post that the Venezuelan army fired on unarmed protesters, leaving many injured and 2 dead.
Aside from the utterly spurious nature of the report (US intelligence-opposition), the journalists at RT did not note significant discrepancies.
If the army were indeed attacking unarmed, non-violent protesters, how did these same protesters subdue and detain 27 soldiers?
The incident that took place on the border with Brazil was discussed by Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza during a press conference at the United Nations on Friday (at 6:04). He described the false positive (false flag) incident, stating that the weapons that were used did not correspond with those used by the Venezuelan forces.
This report elaborates,
The destabilizing manoeuvres extend to different regions of the country, in particular the states of Táchira, bordering Colombia, and Bolívar, on the border with Brazil, where opposition sectors meet to try to enter the shipments collected in neighbouring countries.
The day before, pressure increased after the events reported in the town of Kumarakapay (Bolivar state) from where news circulated about a clash with troops of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) with indigenous Pemón, resulting in two deaths and a dozen injured.
However, this version was denied by the president of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, who described the incident as part of the right-wing’s provocative agenda.
Later, in answer to media questions (at 20:34), Arreaza reaffirmed that the Venezuelan army are never authorized to fire on civilians.
He concluded saying that the CIA have been targeting all Venezuelan diplomatic staff, (at 30:57) offering bribes and enticements to encourage defection.
While the US will be working to manufacture consent for intervention through false flag operations, as supporters of the Venezuelan people, we must oppose them on all fronts and not circulate false reports.