The US special envoy to Venezuela ignored the potential of US military action in South American countries in the recordings of Russian pranksters revealed on Wednesday.
Elliott Abrams, Special Representative stated in the recording that the United States will not use pressure in Venezuela except if the government makes totally crazy things like attacking the US embassy.
However, Abrams evidently was convinced that he was talking to a Swiss official who said that the United States is trying to overwhelm the Venezuelan army by overthrowing military operations to destruct President Nicolas Maduro.
He said: “We believe that it is wrong to give them countless assurances in tactics that there will be no US military action.” “Although I can certainly tell you that this is absolutely not what we’re currently doing is what you actually see, financial tension, economic burden, and diplomatic force.”
The said prank call was the doing of two Russian comedians namely Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stojarov. One of them posed as Swiss official who spoke with Abrams with regards to capture of the Venezuelan bank account. Said this is one of the efforts to force Maduro to hand over power to Juan Guaido, the opposition leader.
Note that prank calls can be punishable by law and that for anyone who makes use of prank apps to distract or cause alarm to the government causing chaos and war is a matter that should be taken seriously.
These two Russian comedians are notable for their prank calls with celebrities and public officials. This includes a prank call done with the former British Foreign Ministers last year. The recording of Abrams was published online and was released by the Russian media on Wednesday.
Feedback From The State Department
When asked to provide feedback, the State Department stated in an e-mail: “We are generally very clear that in this instance, they all know the Russian brochure and the length of their support for the Maduro regime.”
It said that the US policy is supporting Venezuela’s democracy and supporting the National Assembly, which could be the only part of the government’s democratic election.”
The United States and over 50 governments acknowledged the leader of the National Assembly, Guaido, as temporary president, suggesting that Maduro had not been lawfully re-elected this past year to head this once productive country.