The Guyana Government, through the Guyana Defense Force, has ordered all GDF officers to remain within the country’s borders as of yesterday, 16th of November, 2023. Further, travel permits previously issued were rescinded until further notice. This move came as tensions between Guyana and neighboring Venezuela intensify, nurturing fears of a possible war between the two countries. Further, the GDF is ramping up troops and military equipment near to Guyana’s border with Venezuela.
As the cold war between Guyana and Venezuela over the Essequibo Region heats up, this extraordinary move by Guyana is indicative that the government fears an escalation of Venezuelan aggression, something which has been brewing for several years now.
The Maduro Regime is moving forward headstrong in its objective to annex the Essequibo county of Guyana and make it part of Venezuela. The Maduro Regime has posited that, after the December 3 referendum which aims to annex the Essequibo, a referendum which it will most likely win, it will activate the Venezuelan armed forces to defend the Essequibo, which it considers its sovereign territory.
So far, neither the US Government nor the US military has shown any hard evidence that the United States has any intention of defending Guyana from the existential threat of a Venezuelan invasion – a once far fetched theory that is now becoming frighteningly real.