Venezuela’s president calls for military loyalty after Trump’s threat of armed intervention

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August 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned the country’s military against traitors in the face of US President Donald Trump’s threat of military action against the South American country. 

Maduro urged military officials to “be prepared to fight fiercely… in the face of an eventual” invasion.

Trump announced earlier this month that Washington has “many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary,” bringing fierce opposition from Latin American states, including those trying to remove Maduro.

Maduro said, “We must be clear, especially for the youth in the military, that we must close ranks within the homeland — that this is no time for any fissures and that those with doubts should leave the armed forces immediately.”

“You are with Trump and the imperialists, or you are with the Bolivarian national armed forces and the homeland,” he said on Thursday. “Never before has Venezuela been threatened in such a way.”

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