Pompeo's special tweet potentially indirect threat against those who won't follow the orders on Venezuela
After John Bolton indirectly threatened Venezuela with that 'accidental' revelation of about 5,000 US troops to be sent to Colombia, it was Mike Pompeo's turn.
In a peculiar tweet, the other major Trump warhawk essentially sent a clear message to those countries (mostly under the US influence) that refused to recognize Washington's puppet, Juan Guaidó, as the legitimate president of Venezuela.
Pompeo named one by one the countries that obeyed to Washington's orders: “We applaud Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden & UK for supporting Venezuelan people by recognizing @jguaido today as Interim President.”
And then he placed a map, colouring the obeyed countries and the US with the same intense color.
We applaud Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden & UK for supporting Venezuelan people by recognizing @jguaido today as Interim President. pic.twitter.com/g0oYLY7Qq0— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 4, 2019
The countries under the US hegemony that did not fully obey (like Italy, Greece and Turkey), became immediately distinguishable. And in the case of Turkey, Pompeo's threats surpassed normal levels as in the map the country appears to be dichotomized. A depict that caused furious reactions among twitter users, especially from Turkey.
Earlier, Pompeo launched a first wave of threats at the United Nations Security Council.
“Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. … Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you’re in league with Maduro and his mayhem,” Pompeo told the council. “We call on all members of the Security Council to support Venezuela’s democratic transition and interim President Guaido’s role.”
And while this US imperialist warmonger was spewing lies, propaganda and threats dressed with some "freedom" and "democracy", the war criminal Elliott Abrams was standing right behind him. A common picture that we've seen endless times before another disaster caused by the imperialist empire ...