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02-13-19.- With the title of “British military presence near Venezuela is extremely worrisome“, the British newspaper Morning Star reported today on the conduct of military exercises of the British Royal Navy on the island of Curacao, 80 kilometers away. of the coasts of the Falcón state.
The Mounts Bay, a gigantic auxiliary landing ship of the royal fleet, spent New Year’s Day in Miami receiving for the first time in a US Coast Guard helicopter.
The ship then sailed south 50 miles off the Venezuelan coast and arrived in Curacao on January 21, docking in the “Caracas Bai” area, just as Britain was beginning to intensify its diplomatic and economic campaign against Venezuelan President Nicolás Mature.
According to the report, the British Royal Navy affirms that the ship is working in counter-narcotics operations of “demolitions” with the Southern Command of the United States.
The British Navy infantry, according to Morning Start, is conducting war training in the jungle. The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom described its deployment as “routine”.
The photos that accompany the information in the London newspaper show the Marines carrying out simulations in the battlefield, including the evacuation of the wounded.
The first British troops to land in Iraq in 2003
He adds that the Marines are from company A of 40 Commando, a highly trained unit that specializes in hand-to-hand combat and is “very well prepared by the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom to respond in crisis situations”.
The Marines of 40 Command were among the first British troops to land in Iraq during the 2003 invasion.
The photos show that on January 17, the soldiers were practicing river crossings in a jungle place in waters infested with crocodiles. This training, adds Morning Star, seems to have continued this month.
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) is also active in the region, says the newspaper, which indicates that the flight data shows that a transport plane landed in Belize, in Central America, on the evening of January 23.
On February 2, the RAF published aerial photos of the Belizean coast, saying that its personnel were supporting “army exercises in Central America.”
Morning Star quotes the secretary of the Solidarity Campaign with Venezuela, Francisco Dominguez, who expressed concern that Britain “can join any military attack unleashed by the United States against Venezuela”
“Britain’s recent history of catastrophic military interventions should rule out any involvement of the United Kingdom in Donald Trump’s attempts to destabilize a democratically elected government in Venezuela,” he said.