May 17, 2019
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of @ThePCJF briefs the press after State Department law enforcement evicted and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective. Full video here: https://t.co/8vCJAniant pic.twitter.com/vv160KPwCl
— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) May 16, 2019
Well, the government has finally forced out the staff of the embassy of Venezuela, replacing it with the staff of the fake president.
This has been a weird little mini-war, as supporters of real president Nicolas Maduro protested the eviction of his staff, and the US government proceeded to shut down their electricity and water.
Four demonstrators who had staged a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy for weeks were arrested Thursday, signaling a possible resolution to the extended standoff.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early in the morning. A State Department spokesman said authorities arrested and removed four people from the embassy.
About noon, a group of police cars drove away from the building. A video posted on social media by Code Pink showed Adrienne Pine, one of the four protesters, in the back of the police car, saying “this is an illegal order that (the police) are following.”
Mara Verheyden Hilliard, a lawyer for the activists, said in a statement that they were charged with interference with certain protective functions.
The protesters consider Nicolás Maduro to be the legitimate Venezuelan president. But the United States and more than 50 other countries say Maduro’s recent reelection was fraudulent and are backing congressional leader Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency.
Guaidó’s newly named ambassador had requested the help of U.S. authorities in clearing the building. Shortly after the arrests, Guaidó tweeted, “The process of recovery of our embassies around the world has started.
“We recovered this building,” Guaidó’s envoy Carlos Vecchio said during a press conference held across the street from the embassy. “Next one will be Miraflores” — the presidential palace in Caracas.
Vecchio said he expected to gain access to the diplomatic compound as soon as law enforcement ends an ongoing security search. He said he plans to use part of the facility as storage for humanitarian aid to be shipped later.
Vecchio also said his team has secured control all six diplomatic buildings owned by the Republic of Venezuela in U.S. territory, five in the nation’s capital and the consulate in New York City.
I don’t know if this is looked at as a symbolic victory. Or what this is looked at as. It is bizarre, and I believe completely unprecedented, to assault an embassy like this. It certainly sets a bad standard internationally. If you wanted to be a cuck, you could talk about how this puts the embassy staff of US embassies around the world at risk.
But who really cares about US embassy staff anyway?
Every time I’ve ever been to a US embassy, virtually the entire staff was locals who had apparently been given US citizenship, and I would say “let me talk to an American” and they would reply in broken, shitty English “I am an American” and I would say “let me talk to a white American.”
So I have little sympathy.
I always considered McDonald’s more of a “safe space for an American” than the embassy.
Which makes this story funnier.
Under a new partnership announced by the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, American citizens can go to any of the 194 McDonald’s in Austria to seek help to contact a consular office https://t.co/HYJQYjXi6o
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 17, 2019
In actual fact, I would support replacing our entire government with McDonald’s.
Ronald McDonald never tried to genocide me, which is a helluva lot more than I can say for Donald Trump.
In fact, Ronald McDonald is based and burgerpilled.
He has a much better approval rating than Donald Trump or the US government generally.
The US government never gave me awesome Happy Meal toys as a child.
Do you know how many different toys there were for the 101 Dalmatians Happy Meals?
That’s right, friends.
The US government never gave me 101 Dalmatians.
Instead they gave me 101 million niggers from everywhere to flood my country and genocide my race.
This is clown world, so I say we put a clown in charge – a clown we trust!
And “United States of McDonald’s” has a nice ring to it.