According to witnesses, violent right-wing opposition members torched the trucks on the Colombian side with Molotov cocktails trying to incriminate Venezuelan security forces.
A new episode in the false flag operation being waged against the Venezuelan government to justify a foreign intervention, happened on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia.
Two out of the four trucks with alleged "humanitarian aid" from USAID, which were trying to illegally enter Venezuela, were burned at the border between the two countries. The burning trucks were on the Colombian side of the Francisco de Paula Santander Bridge where Venezuelan opposition leaders have been leading protests.
According to witnesses, violent right-wing opposition members torched the trucks with Molotov cocktails and then tried to incriminate the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) and the Bolivarian National Police (PNB). teleSUR's Madelein Garcia, reported that the trucks were supposedly trying to enter Venezuela, but were then burned on the part of the bridge that belongs to Colombia.
. @madeleintlSUR reports that near #Ureña, on the Colombian side of the Simón Bolivar international bridge, trucks with #USAID boxes were burnt, as part of the Staged Operation to blame the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela.#TrumpHandsOffVenezuela ���� pic.twitter.com/1iZAbr8W9H— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) 23 de febrero de 2019
The version if events saying that the trucks burned due to a "teargas bomb", which are not incendiary devices, has been circulating on Colombian and international media networks and on social media.
In addition, some people were trying to illegally enter Venezuela using Red Cross jackets, despite not being affiliated with the international medical organization. The Red Cross has already officially rejected these attempts by the U.S. to deliver politicized "humanitarian aid."
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has stated on its certified Twitter account that they have noticed "some people not affiliated with Red Cross Colombia and Red Cross Venezuela wearing Red Cross emblems at the Colombia-Venezuela and Brazil-Venezuela border."
Some trying to illegally enter Venezuela have dressed in Red Cross jackets despite not having permission to.— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) 23 de febrero de 2019
The Red Cross have rejected the attempts by the US to deliver politicized 'humanitarian aid', and have rejected those appropriating their symbols https://t.co/1wiEh1qlPk pic.twitter.com/PaLgIhZDjo
The International organization has urged these people " to stop doing this. They might mean well but they risk jeopardizing our neutrality, impartiality & independence."
Also Saturday morning another false flag operation was denounced by the Venezuelan government. A group of low-level soldiers of the Venezuelan National Guard Saturday took over multiple armored vehicles that belong to the Venezuelan army and rammed them into border barriers at the Venezuelan-Colombian border in a staged operation ordered by right-wing opposition members in Colombia.
During a massive demonstration in favor of peace and democracy in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro declared the coup d'etat defeated because of the unity of civil society with the military.