The United States ruling class continues to push hard for a global war. The U.S. military-industrial complex now wants to put a military base in disputed territory in Venezuela in order to take control of the oil resources in the contested Guayana Esequiba area.
According to the Caracas foreign minister, Washington is looking to set up a military base in the Guayana Esequiba area, That territory is contested by Venezuela and Guyana, the former’s foreign minister has claimed, according to a report by RT.
In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Yvan Gil said that the U.S. considers itself “the sovereign” of Latin America, and is now intervening in the more than 200-year-old territorial dispute between Caracas and Georgetown. “The US government seeks to appropriate our oil resources by using the company Exxon Mobil, which has incorporated the government of Guyana into its ranks,” he said.
Guayana Esequiba is rich in oil and gas. The exploration of the disputed territory has been led by Exxon Mobil, which received a drilling license just last week. Guyana is acting “in total violation of international law” by granting those oil permits, the Venezuelan diplomat said. “Unilateral disposal of a disputed territory isn’t permissible, but the government of Guyana persists in its illegal conduct,” he insisted.
Additionally, the U.S. is determined to militarize the situation and blow it up into a conflict if at all possible. “The [US] Southern Command seeks to establish a military base in the contested territory, with the aim of creating a spearhead in its aggression against Venezuela and consolidating the plunder of our energy resources,” Gil claimed.
Gill announced that earlier this week Venezuela’s National Assembly had “unanimously decided to call our people to vote in a consultative referendum to ratify the defense of our sovereign territory against the aggression of the American empire, which wants to lead us to a war for natural resources.” He did not say when exactly the vote would be held, or reveal any other details. –RT
Earlier this week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols reiterated Washington’s support for Georgetown’s claim on Guayana Esequiba, saying it is “Guyana’s sovereign right to develop its own natural resources.”
The battle lines for World War 3 are continuing to be drawn and the U.S. appears to be on the losing side. The American empire will not stand much longer. It’s best to be prepared because things could pop off at any time now.