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Friday, December 08, 2023

The U.S. could be heading toward involvement in another global conflict as tensions between Venezuela and neighboring Guyana skyrocket following a controversial referendum that sparked fears of a land grab in South America.

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... The U.S. military said on Thursday that its Southern Command forces would carry out "flight operations within Guyana" later in the day, and that Washington would "continue its commitment as Guyana's trusted security partner."

On Sunday, voters in Venezuela backed the proposals of Venezuelan leader Nicols Maduro to claim sovereignty over the contested Essequibo region, which has been a bone of contention between Venezuela and Guyana for more than a century. The resource-rich Essequibo region is controlled by Georgetown, making up more than two-thirds of Guyana's territory.

An 1899 ruling declared Essequibo a part of Guyana, which was then a British colony. A 1966 agreement between the U.K. and Venezuela to resolve the dispute has not stopped the flaring of tensions between the two countries, which intensified after oil and gas giant ExxonMobil said in 2015 it had made a "a significant oil discovery" in the region. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-08 12:15 AM | Reply

@#1 ... An 1899 ruling declared ...

When there is a disagreement between States (Countries), and the reference for that disagreement is more than a century ago, there is a big problem that will not be easily solved.


imo, This Ain't Good.


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-08 12:18 AM | Reply

Maduro's deck of playing cards is looking mighty thin these days. If he pushes this, he may well yet find himself ensconced in a Havana home for misplaced dictators.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-12-08 09:34 AM | Reply

Venezuela and Guyana is a "global conflict"?

Who writes this crap?

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-08 06:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

We have fools mostly Democrats, but not all, who believe they can control our underlying society through political elitism, imaginary political projection and claims some must receive benefit but never reality and fairness. They always want war and turmoil.

#5 | Posted by Robson at 2023-12-08 07:32 PM | Reply

America will be fine watching the douchebag government in Venezuela collapse.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2023-12-08 07:33 PM | Reply

Dragged?

#7 | Posted by fresno500 at 2023-12-08 08:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Venezuela has an annual military budget of $741 million (2017) according to Wikipedia.

So we'll match their strength by sending in half a B-2?

#8 | Posted by censored at 2023-12-08 09:30 PM | Reply

Venezuela is a failed state they're likely to have vehicles that break down like Russia's did.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2023-12-08 09:43 PM | Reply

98% agreed. Seems rigged. 10% of any given population are too stupid to understand the question being asked. Yet nearly everyone voted to invade a US ally?
Surely some Venezuelans know annexing parts of Guyana would be a huge gift to Exxon. They would get to do what they have wanted to do since Chavez nationalized their assets.

#10 | Posted by BluSky at 2023-12-09 12:01 AM | Reply

Venezuela is mad that Guyana has more oil than they do.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-09 12:32 PM | Reply

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