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Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

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By Nelson Bocanegra and Anggy Polanco

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it is simple!

Nobody has the right to cross a country’s borders without permission.

That permission has not been given by the Venezuelan government.

Without the rule of law there is no law.....

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Why not just celebrate that the people of Venezuela seem to be on the cusp of toppling a horrific regime . . . and who cares if the regime gets labeled as "socialist" or "dictatorship" or whatever else . . . the point is, regardless of how you characterize it, the regime has brought misery to the people of Venezuela.

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Venezuela is falling apart or descending into totalitarianism.

Nobody has the right to cross a country’s borders without permission.

True, but what about when the government has become despotic and the people on the border are crying out for the aid? Troops have been setting fire to the trucks containing food while people starve.

There comes a point at which the rule of a government can be questioned and that is when the consent of the people has been withdrawn. I think that we have reached that point.

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Hands off Venezuela!

https://fair.org/home/venezuela-coverage-takes-us-back-to-golden-age-of-lying-about-latin-america/

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The trucks full of rotten sandwiches (with machine guns and scramble proof radios underneath them) need to be checked by customs.

Why is the US refusing to allow Venezuelan customs officials to check the trucks?

Just file the Bill of Lading with Venezuelan customs, book an inspection time and follow all necessary procedures and the trucks can go through.

The US is refusing to follow the import procedures.

Why?

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The US is refusing to follow the import procedures.

Why?

You'd have to ask that guy you are always praising. His name is Trump.

Odd that you love Trump so much but disparage the US at every opportunity. Why is that?

No mention in this article of the Venezuelan troops torching the aid trucks.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/venezuelan-soldiers-defect-troops-fire-135139918.html

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You'd have to ask that guy you are always praising. His name is Trump.

Actually, this time BBush is praising Putin because Russia wants to keep selling oil to Venezuela.

A few hundred Venezuelan soldiers changing to the opposition isn't enough. Their army is 70K people, so many more need to change sides to have any chance of change for Venezuela. The quickest way for that to happen is for the army to not be paid and for food not to be available to them.

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it is simple!

Nobody has the right to cross a country’s borders without permission.

That permission has not been given by the Venezuelan government.

Without the rule of law there is no law.....

Juan Guaido is the president of Venezuela according to procedures following Venezuelan law.

Yes, it is simple. There is no law in Venezuela now.

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Hands off Venezuela

Organize a “Fair Play For Venezuela Committee”.

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Ah_so - True, but what about when the government has become despotic and the people on the border are crying out for the aid? Troops have been setting fire to the trucks containing food while people starve.

There comes a point at which the rule of a government can be questioned and that is when the consent of the people has been withdrawn. I think that we have reached that point.

It sounds as if Venezuela is in the middle of a civil war. I wish all Venezuelans the very best of luck in solving their internal problems.

No country has the right to cross another country’s borders without permission. That would be an invasion, (aka act of war).

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The crisis happen, are all due to US government sanction in the first place, Hypocrite at it best US government.

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In December there is talk of Russia establishing an air force base in Venezuela then in February there is a 'popular uprising' against the government, supported by the U.S. You couldn't make this stuff up

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Even if you treat as factual everything the backers of the efforts to oust a democratically elected President and government in favour of a guy who has refused to accept the legitimacy of any of the elections the right wingers lost in Venezuela (even the ones that international observers, including representatives of a certain former U.S. President certified to be free and fair) claim about the situation inside Venezuela, and believe that the policies that made Venezuela the fastest growing economy in the region are to blame for the deterioration that happened after the US started using 'sanctions' to rob Venezuela of about a billion dollars a year, not those US sanctions, you'd still have a situation less harsh, violent, and undemocratic than what the Israeli regime has created in Gaza, and yet none of the countries calling for regime change in Venezuela have sanctions against the Israeli regime, let alone are agitating for its overthrow, despite the farces of elections that half the legal population of Israel are prevented at gunpoint from even attempting to vote.

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Nobody has the right to cross a country’s borders without permission.

That permission has not been given by the Venezuelan government.

Without the rule of law there is no law.....

You sir, are ignorant to the very people the Venezuelan government are supposed to be working for!

People have a right to live in peace, prosperity and good health. They are being denied all this by the very government your ignorance supports!

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People have a right to live in peace, prosperity and good health. They are being denied all this by the very government your ignorance supports!

It's the people's responsibility to ensure that, not a foreign country's. Your ignorance is on full display, like usual.

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Chippstar is right. The fight for change has to come from within. And outside country imposing it's will for the betterment of the people there? What does that remind you of? Colonialism maybe? It is the responsibility of the Venezuelan people to build a prosperous society for themselves. Any attempt at outside interference will only be resented. Just look at Africa.

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This is about a people living under an incompetent and repressive authoritarian regime demanding peaceful change.   Anyone who believes in human rights and democracy should wish them well.

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Chucky138 - The crisis happen, are all due to US government sanction in the first place, Hypocrite at it best US government.

Really? "Are all due to US government sanction"? Are you absolving Venezuelans from any/all responsibility for what happens in Venezuela? Maybe the Venezuelian people should petition the U.S. in order to become the 51st State? Then the U.S. would actually be responsible for what happens to the Venezuelan people.

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