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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 9:23 p.m. PST

"According to an unconfirmed report, a Brazilian government delegation plans to meet with Guyana and Suriname about a possible Venezuelan military incursion into Guyana.
* For Venezuela, entering Guyanese territory could delay an International Court of Justice border ruling and even grant Caracas a bargaining chip in amnesty negotiations with the United States.
* The incursion would come with great risks for Caracas, as it may invite a harsh response from Washington.

A Brazilian delegation's quick trip to Guyana and Suriname suggests things are moving beneath the surface of the border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana. On Feb. 7, Brazilian President Michel Temer approved a trip by Defense Minister Raul Jungmann, Justice Minister Torquato Jardim and Institutional Security Cabinet Chief Sergio Etchegoyen to Guyana and Suriname. According to Agencia Estado, the visit's purpose is to discuss border security with the Guyanese and Surinamese governments. However, an unconfirmed report in Brazilian paper O Antagonista claimed the real reason behind the visit was to share information that Brazil's intelligence services had learned about Venezuela considering a military incursion into Guyana…"


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With the huge and terminal crisis they had…a military invasion of Guyana would be the perfect diversion….


DrSkull09 Feb 2018 3:52 a.m. PST

Don't you have to be able to feed your soldiers before you can invade anything?

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

They will need to wait a few years before they attempt it with any chance of success. A invasion now, while it would distract their population, would end very badly for the current government.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member09 Feb 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Maybe Maduro is going to feed his men Guyanans.



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 10:15 a.m. PST



Cacique Caribe Inactive Member09 Feb 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

I'm told there are no more stray dogs and cats in Caracas.

And yet Maduro keeps on acting as though everything is going according to plan. Maybe that IS his plan … follow the Castros' plan. The loyalists eat well, the others not so much.


Striker09 Feb 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

Seems like a big gamble for Venezuela. As for food, Bud light and their "dilly, dilly" add revealed the strategy. 'They have food! If you want to eat, go get it!" Dilly, dilly.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member09 Feb 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

Long lines for mostly empty shelves is the reality … and large cities devoid of stray animals. Crime is rampant (a word I hardly ever use). And large clashes with government troops happen when and where you least expect it.

Yet, the Venezuelan government's department of tourism paints a completely different picture. Come on down and have a wonderful and relaxing vacation is what they tell the world. Ha!


Legion 411 Feb 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

I really don't think either of those nations have the wherewithal to do much of any type of military ops of any kind for very long. If at all … unless they wanted to go "real old school", i.e. sticks & stones ?

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