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DONALD TRUMP was calling for a war for oil with Venezuela two years ago, conversations revealed by former FBI chief Andrew McCabe show.
Mr McCabe, who published a book on the agency’s relations with Mr Trump called The Threat this week, reports the president saying: “I don’t understand why we’re not looking at Venezuela. Why we’re not at war with Venezuela? They have all the oil and they’re in our back door.”
The explosive remark was picked up by the Defend Assange Campaign and Media Lens, which noted it had not been mentioned at all in British media.
Mr Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has publicly admitted to oil as a motive for the threatened conflict with the Latin American nation, saying last month: “It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela.”
Venezuela’s elected President Nicolas Maduro warned on Thursday that the US was trying to overthrow his government “because they believe that, by reversing and destroying the Bolivarian Revolution, they will be able to recolonise and dominate the entire continent.”
A drumbeat for war has been sounded by US and European politicians, amplified by most media outlets, since Washington prompted the unelected president of the defunct National Assembly Juan Guaido to declare himself president last month and then recognised him — a move quickly copied by Britain, some Latin American and most EU member states though regarded as illegal by most countries.
Marchers in Caracas today demanded Juan Guaido be tried for treason for his actions, though the authorities have so far made no move against him.
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