Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Venezuela : President Nicolas Maduro readies Army for war with US

(Caracas) Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro has called on the army to prepare to defend the country from the USA. Visiting a military exercise near the northern city of Maracay, he reminded the Military of their obligation to defend the country.
"We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace...We need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the defend every inch of the territory if needs be,"
Maduro's speech came a couple of days after President Trump signed a decree adding a number of top Venezuelan officials to a travel ban encompassing eight countries that Washington says pose a security threat. This comes on top of  how American financial institutions were banned in August from lending new money to Venezuela's government or its state oil company PDVSA. Which are on top of financial sanctions on Maduro and about 20 top officials. As you can see Maduro isn't impressed at been held to account for his dictatorship of the country.