Maduro threatens military action in Guyana/Venezuela controversy

Guyanese President David Granger (left) and Nicholas Maduro
Guyanese President David Granger (left) and Nicholas Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is set to address the current conflict with Guyana in the Venezuelan National Assembly on Friday, June 26 while threatening military action against any perceived infractions to Venezuela’s territory, Venezuela media is reporting.

On Tuesday, President Maduro reported on its assistance to the plenary session “to present the official position and ask the national union, to ask for support from across the country face the challenge of ExxonMobil.”

He is quoted as saying “I will denounce international manoeuvres…to provoke Venezuela, (it) will not be and I’ll summon the civil union, (the) military to defend our country, our land, our historical positions.”

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32 Comments

  1. Dominican abroad
    June 27, 2015

    Comrade Maduro is exploiting this situation to see if he could sway Venezuelans to his side as he faces a major challenge at the up coming polls. He is also attempting to get his people to forget the many problems they face on a daily basis. Empty store shelves and a lack of toilet paper to wipe their donkeys when they sit, just to name a few. Comrade war is not the answer. You and your henchmen have failed the people, going to war will certainly not help you to regain their trust. You will be badly whipped at the coming polls and that is what you are afraid of. Your rhetoric stinks of fascism.

  2. king skerrit
    June 27, 2015

    come on king skerrit call mummy your spoke old woman from kings hill or kamala on the other radio they will advice you what to do.you always have the answer to all the big question.

  3. June 27, 2015

    those poto laborites i do hope that they will go and fight for maduro and Venezuela

  4. silentoney2k
    June 27, 2015

    Sign me up, i will help the guyanese fight

  5. alas
    June 27, 2015

    Maduro is always testing CARICOM.
    CARICOM Secretary General is so distant and non-vocal, he appears weak.
    Are we going to defend Guyana?
    Will we show Guyana the same favor as Haiti?
    Will we see Petro Caribe (ALBA) against Guyana petroleum?
    We may as well throw that CSME integration crap out de window window. What’s it worth anyway.
    CARICOM heads meeting in early july.
    Will there be a unified position?
    Or will ALBA sympathizers stand against our sister country Guyana?
    Will Roosevelt skerrit, or gonsalves or Gaston Brown speak ahead of/instead of Secretary General Irwin larocque? (When was de last time i heard mister anyways
    De US will speak for and support Exxon Mobil.
    Who will stand with and support Guyana?
    After roughing up Guyana who will be next?
    Trinidad?
    Jamaica?
    Barbados?
    One Caribbean for unity!!!!!
    We must not allow ourselves to be fractured! !!!
    Venezuela testing us.!!!

  6. Francisco Telemaque
    June 27, 2015

    In this case it is all about military might. Guyana, has a defense force, however, nothing in comparison to what the dictator of Venezuela has, the same as how the Venezuelans stole Eves (Bird) island from us, because they know we are weak, and fear to claim what is ours they trampled on our rights prior to Patrick John, and all the Prime there after.

    They got Eugenia inebriated, and in her dunking state told the Venezuelans they can take Bird island. Rosie ran off his mouth, and eventually submit to the Venezuelans wolves the dictators.

    Weak boy, Mountain Chicken mentality Skerrit, farad if he opens his mouth and say Bird island his comrade in crime will refuse to send fuel to Dominica, hence next election that thirty million will come fro Petro – what ever the name I know but I doh calling it oui!

    The greater powers of the world will not allow that little rat in Venezuela unleash it military on the helpless Guyana!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 27, 2015

      Let’s see what Skerrit will say about that, let us see if he is going to come out in Guyana’s defense, and he wanted to send his Dominica army to fight the United States, if they did not lift the embargo on Cuba!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      I hear he has decide to send his army to fight all of the nations which make up the EU, cause I hear they refuse to give him any more handouts. We here his tank’s that roled in to Salisbury loaded with soldiers going to drive through the atlantic ocean and invade Europe.

      Meanwhile he sending his LIAT fighter jets to bomb all of Europe oui!

      I doh joking you know boy!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahah, be belly hurting me, Skerrit boy I whip you again tonight!

    • JoJo
      June 28, 2015

      I do not think that Chavez stole Bird island. I firmly believe he gave his adopted godchild pocket money for it to give up our claims, I really believe that.

  7. silversliver
    June 26, 2015

    This distraction is purely for local consumption, to try to whip up nationalistic feelings, with the aim to take venezuelans mind away from the disaster unfolding around them!

  8. %
    June 26, 2015

    Cant wait to see Skerro in military fatigue fighting for Venezuela.The Real Facts will be shooting out expired teargas.Kid on the block will be stealing gold. Lizz for sat…will be preparing Skerro meal.Reggie with his jungle training will be a Petro Caribe commander.

  9. Ma Moses
    June 26, 2015

    We could of course always ask the U.S.A. to help us out with alternative fuel supplies. That way we support Guyana,and isolate and dump Maduro, who is his way out anyway. Especially now that Cuba is moving closer to the U.S.A. that may be a smart move. It is our survival that comes first and mr. Skerrit knows that too.

  10. ANTIFAKE
    June 26, 2015

    what I hearing dere nor, de man so foolish he want to start a war… Venezuelans just like dumbinicans

    • June 26, 2015

      Maduro is just making these ridiculous statements in a desperate attempt to distract his people from what an utter incompetent failure his regime is. I don’t see it working, though — it’s tough to forget you don’t even have toilet paper.

    • Titiwi
      June 27, 2015

      It think that is just to divert attention away from the problems Maduro has at home. That is a typical move to find a common adversary in time of domestic trouble to try and get the people behind you for a common cause. It hardly ever works in the long run and leads to costly disasters, often with the loss of lives.

  11. A Doubting Thomas
    June 26, 2015

    if caricom says anything that is not pro-venezuela I will advise my PM to issue a statement stating that all action against Venezuela stop else we may be forced to return to bozaye days and Mr Reginald Austrie will no longer be the godfather of Petrocaribe, and put a discount on passports.

  12. Truth be Told
    June 26, 2015

    CARICOM where art thou? What is CARICOM’s position on this issue? Is it time to send Venezuela a warning that if you touch one CARICOM member you touch all? This is why I love NATO and their motto, “All for one – one for all”! Go ahead Venezuela, make my day – touch Guyana!

  13. too late
    June 26, 2015

    The only person who can influence maduro to back off and leave guyana alone is the powerful , supreme ,influential, affluent, blessed, honorable , most high Dr Roosvelt Skerrit of the mighty labour party :-D

  14. Venezuelan Guyanese
    June 26, 2015

    Historically the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuelan has claimed that 2/3 of Guyana was land stolen by the British. Today Guyana is exploring for oil and our good friend Venezuela is mad. I want to denounce any move by Venezuela to attack Guyana… I am calling on all CARICOM members including the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica to denounce the move by this mad Venezuelan who has brought Venezuela to its knees and forcing their people to use grass to wipe their ass since they cannot afford to buy toilet paper :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Janice Rocque
      June 26, 2015

      Dominica DID NOT fight them for Bird Island, but they want to fight Guyana. CARICOM leaders will be moomoo because Venezuela giving them handouts.

      • Titiwi
        June 28, 2015

        hmmm, we could send them a barge of flat stones. They are reusable.

  15. Big Bannan
    June 26, 2015

    Not to worry, Monduro has full military support of all their Alba financially supported countries such as Dominica who cannot tell the difference between a police and a soldier. We will be sending our available soldiers , helicopters and battleships in defense . Or maybe some pai fig to burn them down. But wait! We don’t have fig either . Word on the street is we have begun importing fig from St. Lucia sorry.

  16. crimes
    June 26, 2015

    no wonder why we can’t talk about Bird Island !… smh ! I see..
    However, I believe Venezuela is just talking.. They don’t want to give the American an excuse
    to get involve.. smh :mrgreen: :!: :idea: :roll:
    oil is a U S national security issue… Maduro will not want to be under the u s scope.
    Exon is a U S company..smh :-P

    • Titiwi
      June 26, 2015

      Not only is Exxon-Mobil a U.S. company but Venezuela still owes them U.S.$.1 billion in compensation for grabbing and nationalising their assets in Venezuela. Beware of rats driven into a corner!

  17. DFR
    June 26, 2015

    What a dilemma . What do we do ? Who do we back ? Let’s see . If we have any clout we should be able to broker a peaceful resolution . Why do I detect a possible territorial expansion of this conflict ? I can see the US getting involved .

  18. Angel Falls
    June 26, 2015

    Lest we forget…What is the status of Dominica’s potential petroleum and natural gas reserves off Bird Island?

  19. Shaka zulu
    June 26, 2015

    Hang in there SSU and RSS. You all will get some real action. Send commandant Reginald Austri. He already has jungle training. Would love see where Skeritt stand. Alba or caricom. Chance to show diplomatic skills or run and hide.

  20. kisses
    June 26, 2015

    Interesting to kno wat will be caricom’s position…. will they side petro caribe venezuela or will they side their fellow caricom country…..

  21. grell
    June 26, 2015

    Maduro all you speak is propoganda,touch Guyana ant the US will turn you to dust fool.

  22. Malgraysa
    June 26, 2015

    What now mr. Skerrit? Will you be backing a Caricom member or the founder member of Alba ? Tough choice isn’t it, especially if it means that you may have to bite the hand that feeds you.

    • Tulip
      June 28, 2015

      Nice one. Remember Skerritt and his band of merry leaders in Caricom standing proudly with Venezuela against the United States. Are they now standing with their fellow Caricom member Guyana against the idiot Maduro? We are waiting!

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