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Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Resist Illegal Orders to Invade Venezuela in Response to Trump

Veterans for Peace

Veterans For Peace (VFP) calls on all members of the U.S. military to refuse illegal orders to intervene in Venezuela. Furthermore, VFP urges all U.S. military leaders to inform the president that they will order their units to stand down from preparations to invade Venezuela.

President Donald Trump has called on Venezuelan soldiers to disobey orders and join coup perpetrators headed by U.S.-backed opposition leader, Juan Guaidó.  If they do not do this, President Trump threatened: “You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out.  You will lose everything.” 

Veterans For Peace President, Gerry Condon states, “While President Trump speaks of supporting democracy in Venezuela and Latin America, the real purpose of the U.S. assault on the Venezuelan government is to fully open the vast Venezuelan oil reserves to U.S. and other Western oil corporations as well as to destroy progressive governments in Latin America that put their own peoples’ needs above the profits of foreign corporations.”

Illegal, immoral and irresponsible U.S. actions, including “sanctions” (economic war) have already taken a great toll on the people Venezuela.  Nonetheless, the vast majority of Venezuelan people and military are standing firm against foreign intervention.

There is a very real possibility that President Trump will order U.S. troops to intervene in Venezuela, whether through a direct invasion and occupation, or through support for irregular counter-revolutionary forces. This would likely lead to a widening war that could spread to other Latin American countries and the Caribbean, bringing increasing suffering to the peoples of Latin America and the U.S.

It is illegal under both U.S. and international law to launch a military attack against another nation unless it is clearly in self-defense, and is approved by the United Nations.

There are a number of options for GI’s who do not wish to follow illegal orders. Veterans For Peace wants service-members to be fully informed as they make profound choices with possibly serious consequences. We urge GI’s facing possible deployment to contact the National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force at (619) 463-2369 and/or help@militarylawhelp.com for referral to a civilian attorney to discuss your options.

Interviews available upon request.


Veterans For Peace was founded in 1985 and has approximately 3,000 members in 150 chapters located in every U.S. state and several countries.  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, is recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the United Nations, and is the only national veterans’ organization calling for the abolishment of war.


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3 Responses to Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Resist Illegal Orders to Invade Venezuela in Response to Trump

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “It is illegal under both U.S. and international law to launch a military attack against another nation unless it is clearly in self-defense,…”

    Afghanistan – self-defense
    Iraq – self-defense
    Libya – self-defense
    Syria – self-defense
    ALL other M.E. countries (excluding Israhell & Saudi Arabia) – self-defense

  2. DL. says:

    As far as I’m concerned, any soldier who obeys orders to shoot innocent civilians for no reason other than he or she is ordered to is a MERCENARY, and they only do it because they are being paid to! To heck with knowing their consciences will bother them at some point and they get PTSD…they are still being paid to kill for no reason. And TAXPAYERS are paying them to do this! “Thank you for your service,” eh? Bwahahahahahahahahah! Now, while you are fighting your self-imposed guilt trip, don’t forget to get your free college edu-macation so when you graduate outta socialist “college” you can aim your guns at us TRUE PATRIOTS!

    Sorry for the rant, all you Trenchers who have fought in wars for no reason, and you know that. But I am sick and tired of this nation getting involved with “regime change” garbage we don’t need to be involved with (don’t Venezuelans make these decisions? Syrians? Iraqis? etc.) or doing the bidding of Rothschild-owned Talmudic Israel…I HATE WAR! I do not hate “warriors,” though.

    • DL. says:

      Or they’ll get their new puppet Bolsanaro to do it….I had no idea Brazilians were this stupid. They “elect” a guy who wants to wipe out indigenous nations and wants to be a puppet for a puppet of Israel…I guess Brazil owes the Rothschilds a lot as well. Where’s Terry Gilliam (of “Brazil” fame) when you need him?

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