Responding to the State Department “applauding” countries that sided with Washingtons regime-change efforts in Venezuela, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that clapping at least kept the US finger off the trigger.
Applauding Maltas decision to deny passage to Russian planes headed for Caracas, newly minted State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called on all countries “to follow Maltas example to stop the Kremlins support for the dictator,” namely Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
We applaud the government of #Malta for refusing to allow Russian planes to use its airspace to supply the brutal former regime in #Venezuela. We call on all countries to follow Maltas example to stop the Kremlins support for the dictator Maduro. #EstamosUnidosVE@MFAMalta
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) April 19, 2019
Responding to Ortagus on Twitter, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the US should keep clapping, since that would keep it busy enough not to start any wars.
We are trying hard to keep your hands away from trigger. So keep applauding – at least its harmless.
— MFA Russia (@mfa_russia) April 19, 2019
The State Departments understanding of “democracy” in Venezuela is to back opposition leader Juan Guaido and impose sanctions until he is installed in power. Guaidos attempts to claim the title of “interim president” since January have failed to impress the police, the military, and the bulk of Venezuelan people.
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