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The Venezuelan Crisis – Are we gearing up for War?

 

Report by: Dr. June Knight

March 20, 2019 – Washington DC – As the Democrats constantly push the ideal of socialism in this country, the true face of it is on display through Venezuela.  The country is ran by a dictator, the Maduro Regime, and it’s literally starving their citizens to death. 

Allow me to lay out recent events to the boiling crisis…

According to a press release about Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams dated March 8, 2019, the United States sent tons of critical relief supplies in Colombia and Brazil.  This article states, “The nationwide power outage throughout Venezuela is a reminder that the country’s once quite sophisticated infrastructure has been plundered and allowed to decay under Maduro’s misrule. For Venezuelans, this is much more than an inconvenience. It affects safety and security in an already dangerous country. For those in hospitals, this can affect lifesaving care. For those who have used very scarce personal resources to buy perishable foods that are already hard to come by, this can mean foregoing yet another meal or risking illness. As Secretary Pompeo tweeted last night, Maduro’s policies bring nothing but darkness.”

The United States government is using sanctions and diplomatic actions to pressure the Maduro Regime. Vice President Pence is attempting to bring food and supplies into the country but has ran upon many obstacles. This is why the penalties to the country.

Following this press release, the White House issued another one to announce the President from Brazil is coming to visit the White House..

Press Release from White House Press Secretary on March 8, 2019:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil

President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil to the White House on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  President Trump and President Bolsonaro will discuss how to build a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Western Hemisphere.  The leaders of the Hemisphere’s two largest economies will also discuss opportunities for defense cooperation, pro-growth trade policies, combatting transnational crime, and restoring democracy in Venezuela.  Finally, they will talk about the major role that the United States and Brazil are playing in the effort to provide humanitarian assistance to Venezuela. ###


A few days later, another press release:

Press Releases: The United States Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela by Targeting Russia-Based Bank 03/11/2019 01:57 PM EDT
Washington, DC March 11, 2019

Today, the United States sanctioned Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russia and Venezuela. With this action, we are targeting a financial institution involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that prolong Maduro’s usurpation of democracy. As Maduro’s isolation grows, so do his desperate attempts to expand his corrupt network. Maduro’s enablers, including those in Russia, are facilitating the continued theft of Venezuela’s assets, allowing members of the illegitimate Maduro regime to line their pockets at the expense of the Venezuelan people. While the illegitimate Maduro regime looks for illicit channels like Evrofinance Mosnarbank to facilitate financial support to state-owned oil company PDVSA, which it then pockets for personal gain, the Venezuelan people are starving and sitting in the dark as their electrical system fails. We will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy. We also urge responsible nations across the world to take action and stand with the people of Venezuela.

Now Russia is penalized too?

Secretary Pompeo’s comments on March 11, 2019 about the crisis;

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for being here. I want to make some brief remarks about the situation, an update on the situation in Venezuela, an update on U.S. activity related to Venezuela. Over the past few days, Venezuelans have been thrown literally into darkness thanks to a massive electrical blackout. Patients awaiting treatment in hospitals are dying, food is rotting, telecommunication networks are entirely collapsing. It’s worth spending just a minute on how we got here. Nicolas Maduro promised Venezuelans a better life in a socialist paradise, and he delivered on the socialism part, which has proved time and time again is a recipe for economic ruin .

On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice:

The United States will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week.

Like the January 24 decision to withdraw all dependents and reduce embassy staff to a minimum, this decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.


Secretary Pompeo answered a question about Venezuela that same day:

SECRETATRY POMPEO: It does. Last night we made the decision that we would withdraw the last of our diplomats from Caracas, so they’ll all be coming home. The calamity, the chaos that is engulfing Venezuela today is a direct result of socialism, of the Maduro regime and the Cubans and the Russians all destroying a once proud economy. The United States, the neighboring regions in South America, Central America, they want to have a better life, democracy restored in Venezuela. And America is prepared to play its part, an important part I believe, in helping that happen.

Notice Cuba and Russia’s part in this as well.

On March 13, 2019 – The US Department of State Press Release says, “SECRETARY POMPEO: Brian, it’s not just my belief, it’s a fact. The Cuban regime has foisted their model of economics on the Venezuelan people, and you can see the massive humanitarian catastrophe that is only getting worse. Energy systems don’t work, electrical grids don’t work. The socialist model, state control – it’s just a failed model that’s causing enormous grief to the Venezuelan people. The United States is determined to work along with allies – the Brazilians, the Colombians, the Paraguayans – now 50-plus countries have recognized that Maduro is illegitimate. It’s time for him to go, and we’re going to continue to do whatever work it takes – as the President said, every option is on the table – to deliver to the Venezuelan people the democracy they deserve, and then ultimately we’ll build back an economy where they can again have the wealth that they have under their own feet and offshore in Venezuela so that this can be a once-great country yet again.”

Notice where he says that the United States will do everything it takes to help the people. I believe we are preparing for war. Get ready Bride.

That same day, Secretary Pompeo is in an interview with Rose-Ann Aragon of KPRC 2 in Houston:

QUESTION: Okay, great. And the last topic I wanted to talk about is Venezuela. Can you talk to me about the decision to pull out the many American diplomats from the country?

SECRETARY POMPEO: It was really pretty straightforward. Last night, the – we made the decision that we would remove the remaining diplomats that we had on the ground in Caracas, Venezuela. We’ll get them out in the next few days. The situation on the ground is deteriorating. It’s so tragic. The humanitarian conditions there are just awful. You have people starving, can’t get medicine to the sick. The American people have been incredibly generous, a couple hundred metric tons of food and hygiene kits and medicine sitting in Colombia, and the Maduro regime denying us the ability to get them to people who are starving. It’s horrific; it’s evil. Maduro has to leave. The Interim President Juan Guaido is working diligently alongside the Colombians, the Brazilians, the OAS, a group called the Lima Group, to build out a coalition that when this happens, when the Venezuelan peoples’ voices are finally heard and Maduro leaves, we can restore Venezuela to the economic powerhouse that it has the capacity to be and a place where basic human rights are respected.

Notice how he discussed how America has tried to give supplies but the evil dictator will not accept it. He is preparing America for future actions.

Secretary Pompeo on March 14, 2019 declared, “The United States government, at all levels, remains firm in its resolve and support for the people of Venezuela and Interim President Juan Guaidó. We look forward to resuming our presence once the transition to democracy begins.” Transition to democracy?

In a press release on March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of State called for the Americans left in Venezuela to leave the country.

On March 15, 2019 in an interview with Brian Kilmeade, the SOS elaborated on the escalating situation:

SECRETARY POMPEO: Boy, it is – I’m pausing only because when I think about how bad it is today and what I know it’s going to be like tomorrow and the day after that, it’s going to get worse. The Maduro regime is truly evil, denying food to the hungry, denying medicine to the sick. We’ve delivered – the American people have been so generous – 200 metric tons of food on their borders they won’t let in. We are continuing to take efforts. We had our team land back in the United States just a few hours ago to get them safely out of Venezuela. We’re committed to this effort. I don’t want to forecast what the President may do, but he’s been very clear that we’re considering every tool in the American arsenal to achieve victory for Venezuelan democracy and to get Maduro to leave.

On March 16, 2019 Special Representative Elliott Abrams to Venequela, met with:

Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and other Russian officials in Rome March 18-19 to discuss the deteriorating situation in Venezuela.  Special Representative Abrams will also meet with Italian officials, including Prime Minister Diplomatic Advisor Pietro Benassi.  

This leads us to this week. The President of Brazil is in Washington to meet with the President and discuss the situation in Venezuela.

In the meantime the U.S. Department of State releases a Press Release:

On March 19, the United States co-sponsored an event with Albania, Argentina, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Romania, and the United Kingdom at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to highlight the dire human rights situation in Venezuela. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Carrie Filipetti led a panel that included a former prisoner of conscience, an investigative journalist, a legal expert, and a Member of the National Assembly who shared firsthand accounts of repression and explained the depth of the human rights crisis under the former Maduro regime.

This event highlighted how the former Maduro regime has clung to power by abusing human rights and instilling fear in its citizens. Reports of widespread use of torture, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention, raids by secret police, closure of independent media, and bans on political activity worsen by the day. The panelists presented a panorama of the former Maduro regime’s systematic repression of human rights.

Press Release by White House on March 19, 2019 following the Press Conference:

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2019
Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro

Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Messias Bolsonaro of Brazil committed to building a new partnership between their two countries focused on increasing prosperity, enhancing security, and promoting democracy, freedom, and national sovereignty.

President Trump and President Bolsonaro reiterated that the United States and Brazil stand with the Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido, along with the democratically elected National Assembly, and the Venezuelan people, as they work to peacefully restore constitutional order to Venezuela.

The two Presidents agreed to deepen their partnership through the United States-Brazil Security Forum to combat terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, cybercrimes, and money laundering, and they welcomed twonew arrangements to enhance border security.  President Bolsonaro announced Brazil’s intent to exempt United States citizens from tourist visa requirements, and the Presidents agreed to take the steps necessary to enable Brazil to participate in the Department of Homeland Security’s Trusted Traveler Global Entry Program.

President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally.  The Presidents further welcomed the signing of a Technology Safeguards Agreement, which will enable United States companies to conduct commercial space launches from Brazil, as well as an agreement between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Brazilian Space Agency to launch a jointly developed satellite in the near future.

The two leaders agreed to build a Prosperity Partnership to increase jobs and reduce barriers to trade and investment.  To this end, they decided to enhance the work of the United States-Brazil Commission on Economic and Trade Relations, created under the Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation, to explore new initiatives to facilitate trade investment and good regulatory practices.

The two leaders also made a number of trade-related commitments.  President Bolsonaro announced that Brazil will implement a tariff rate quota, allowing for the annual importation of 750 thousand tons of American wheat at zero rate.  In addition, the United States and Brazil agreed to science-based conditions to allow for the importation of United States pork.  In order to allow for the resumption of Brazil’s beef exports, the United States agreed to expeditiously schedule a technical visit by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to audit Brazil’s raw beef inspection system, as soon as it is satisfied with Brazil’s food safety documentation.  The Presidents instructed their teams to negotiate a Mutual Recognition Agreement concerning their Trusted Trader programs, which will reduce costs for American and Brazilian companies.

The two leaders announced a new phase of the United States-Brazil CEO Forum, and welcomed the creation of a $100 million Biodiversity Impact Investment Fund that will catalyze sustainable investment in the Amazon region.  As leaders of two of the fastest-growing energy suppliers in the world, the Presidents agreed to establish a United States-Brazil Energy Forum to facilitate energy-related trade and investment.

President Trump welcomed Brazil’s ongoing efforts regarding economic reforms, best practices, and a regulatory framework in line with the standards of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  President Trump noted his support for Brazil initiating the accession procedure to become a full member of the OECD.  Commensurate with its status as a global leader, President Bolsonaro agreed that Brazil will begin to forgo special and differential treatment in World Trade Organization negotiations, in line with the United States proposal.  President Bolsonaro thanked President Trump and the American people for their hospitality.   ### 


I believe they are preparing for military action to restore democracy to Venezuela. The President met with the Pentagon officials on Friday, March 15, 2019. Pay attention Bride. We also have the Israeli elections coming up in a few weeks as well. We may see a whole lot happen this Spring!


Dr. June Knight is the President of We are the Bride Ministries, which contains WATB.tv and WATB Radio. She has a Master’s in Corporate Communications and a Doctor in Theology. She has spent the last six years in full-time ministry and serving the Bride of Christ with her talents, skills and gifts. She s a modern-day scribe documenting what God is doing. In 2017 she traveled the entire country – 36 states, 18,000 miles and 6 months praying along the entire border of the country. She made two documentaries of that trip which you can find @watb.tv on YouTube. God finally moved her to Washington DC on October 8, 2018 to help the Bride of Christ on the government level. God recently blessed We are the Bride Ministries with an office next to the White House! Dr. June attends press conferences at various branches of government and other Christian events.   This news is reported based upon the Christian perspective. Find out more about Dr. June at www.drjune.org.

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