The military option has been discussed at a secret off-the-record meeting organized by Washington-based think tank earlier last week.
A military intervention in venezuela has been reportedly discussed at a private roundtable hosted on 10 April by the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), The Gray Zone reported Sunday.
Straightforwardly named “Assessing the Use of Military Force in Venezuela,” the off-the-record meeting involved some 40 figures, including former State Department, National Intelligence Council, and National Security Council officials, as well as Admiral Kurt Tidd who recently left the post of the US SOUTHCOM commander.
Several senior officials from Colombian and Brazilian embassies as well as representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido also participated in the meeting.
The fact that the meeting took place has been confirmed by two unnamed participants, but no other details are available, The Gray Zone reports.
However, the very existence of a meeting named like this suggests Trump administration considers military operation more seriously than before, the report says, adding that such move could have been fuelled by frustration that “every other weapon in its arsenal has failed” to oust Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.
The website managed to confirm the existence of the meeting after a check-in list containing names of those invited has been leaked. When The Gray Zone contacted…