Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza suggested that the United States was behind the burning of a truck carrying US Aid which made international headlines, blaming Secretary of State and former CIA boss Mike Pompeo for staging a false flag.
“The CIA expert in false flag operations, Pompeo, thinks he can fool the world with a truck set ablaze by his own agents in Colombia,” said Arreaza over Twitter on Saturday.
.@SecPompeo, especialista de la CIA en operaciones de bandera falsa, cree que engaña al mundo con un camión quemado en Colombia por sus propios agentes. Aquí está la verdad: pic.twitter.com/ISFXmFMSAt— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) February 24, 2019
Venezuelan television host Jorge Gestoso echoed Arreaza’s sentiment, tweeting that the “burned trucks with humanitarian aid is another attempt to “provoke the invasion” using a “fake news” false flag.
Pompeo took to twitter to denounce “Maduro’s refusal to let humanitarian assistance reache #Venezuela,” asking “What kind of a sick tyrant stops food from getting to hungry people?”
Tensions have reached a boiling point at the Venezuela’s border crossings, including a violent shootout near the border with Brazil that left two dead and 17 injured when national guard soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians attempting to control a segment of the southern border with Brazil.