Intensifying speculation that the Trump administration is serious about its repeated threats of military action against Venezuela if President Nicolas Maduro does not hand over power to a hand-picked member of the nation’s opposition coalition, scrawlings on a notebook held by US National Security Advisor John Bolton at a press conference Monday afternoon contained the words: “5,000 troops to Colombia.”
The press conference was held to announce new sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, including the freezing of billions of dollars in assets, but also came with a fresh warning from Bolton that Trump is serious when he says that “all option are on the table” for the US to get its way in Venezuela.
The first line of Bolton’s note reads: “Afghanistan->welcome the talks;” a reference to a new framework for peace talks between the US, the Afghan government, and the Taliban reported widely on Monday. While US troops withdrawals are assumed to be part of that, the obvious speculation included the idea that less troops in Afghanistan would allow for redeployment to Latin America. Colombia, a close US ally in the region that shares a large border with Venezuela, has also supported the call for Maduro’s ouster.
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In response to being shown the photo by Reuters journalist, a White House spokesperson stated: “As the president has said, all options are on the table.”
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