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Venezuela - Possibility of Invasion of Guyana

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Apparently Brazilian intelligence is suggesting that a Venezuelan invasion of Guyana might be imminent:

 
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A summary of the territorial disputes involving Guyana from Wikipedia:

Boundary disputes[edit]​

Map of Guyana, showing the Essequibo River and (shaded dark) the river's drainage basin. Venezuela claims territory up to the western bank of the river. The historical claim by the UK included the river basin well into current-day Venezuela.
See also: Schomburgk Line and Borders of Suriname
Guyana is in border disputes with both Suriname, which claims the area east of the left bank of the Corentyne River and the New River in southwestern Suriname, and Venezuela which claims the land west of the Essequibo River, once the Dutch colony of Essequibo as part of Venezuela's Guayana Essequiba.[82][83][84][85] The maritime[86][87] component of the territorial dispute with Suriname was arbitrated by the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea, and a ruling was announced on 21 September 2007. The ruling concerning the Caribbean Sea north of both nations found both parties violated treaty obligations and declined to order any compensation to either party.[88]

When the British surveyed British Guiana in 1840, they included the entire Cuyuni River basin within the colony. Venezuela did not agree with this as it claimed all lands west of the Essequibo River. In 1898, at Venezuela's request, an international arbitration tribunal was convened, and in 1899 the tribunal issued an award giving about 94% of the disputed territory to British Guiana. The arbitration was concluded, settled and accepted into International law by both Venezuela and the UK. Venezuela brought up again the settled claim, during the 1960s cold war period, and during Guyana's Independence period. This issue is now governed by the Treaty of Geneva of 1966, which was signed by the Governments of Guyana, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, and Venezuela continues to claim Guayana Esequiba.[89] Venezuela calls this region "Zona en Reclamación" (Reclamation Zone) and Venezuelan maps of the national territory routinely include it, drawing it in with dashed lines.[90]

Disputed areas of Guyana with Venezuela (red) and Suriname (yellow)Disputed areas of Guyana with Venezuela (red) and Suriname (yellow)
Specific small disputed areas involving Guyana are Ankoko Island with Venezuela; Corentyne River[91] with Suriname; and Tigri Area or New River Triangle[92] with Suriname. In 1967 a Surinamese survey team was found in the New River Triangle and was forcibly removed. In August 1969 a patrol of the Guyana Defence Force found a survey camp and a partially completed airstrip inside the triangle, and documented evidence of the Surinamese intention to occupy the entire disputed area. After an exchange of gunfire, the Surinamese were driven from the triangle.
 
I wouldnt have thought that Venezuela was in any position/condition to invade another country, but I guess Guyana is an easy target?
 
In the 1990;s much of the dirty work in Venezuela was being done by the Guyanese illegal immigrants. Now Guyana is a functioning country and Venezuela is not. So they want to go rob the store.
Is there a nation that will say hej Guyana, we have your back. I know Trudeau neither can nor will
 
Is there a nation that will say hej Guyana, we have your back. I know Trudeau neither can nor will
France might too, Foreign Legion does jungle warfare training in Guyana, only know this because 3 div got offered a spot on the course just before covid.
 
France might too, Foreign Legion does jungle warfare training in Guyana, only know this because 3 div got offered a spot on the course just before covid.

The French do their training in "French Guiana", which is an overseas department of France. And while it is in "The Guianas" it doesn't border the country of Guyana. Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana) neighbors Guyana, but it too has a history of territorial disputes with the Guyanese.

The Guianas.jpg

Though the French, along with a number of other countries (especially the USA), recently exercised in Guyana.


Nations participating in the exercise included Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
 
How absurdly convenient for China.

As if by design.

If the RBIO was a stock, I'd be shorting it right now.
Plus the CCP has a Christmas present for everyone brewing in hospitals at this very moment and it hits kids first!
 
The French do their training in "French Guiana", which is an overseas department of France. And while it is in "The Guianas" it doesn't border the country of Guyana. Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana) neighbors Guyana, but it too has a history of territorial disputes with the Guyanese.

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Though the French, along with a number of other countries (especially the USA), recently exercised in Guyana.


my mistake
 
The chickens are coming home to roost. Venezuela has had a number of issues in recent years - mainly their empty headed politicians.
 
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