Venezuela blames climate change after its troops invade Colombia

Posted: April 19, 2017 by oldbrew in humour, News

Map readers required?

H/T Climate Depot

Another story from the ‘Climate change causes everything’ file. Fortunately Colombia has not over-reacted.

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela tried to downplay its illegal entry of troops into Colombia this week by claiming the constantly changing direction of a river near the border accidentally led the soldiers beyond their jurisdiction.

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said the Venezuelan soldiers entered Colombia’s eastern department of Arauca as a result of the Arauca River, which she said is constantly changing its flow and direction.

A diplomatic commission still has to clarify the incident, which is reportedly expected in the coming hours.

The government of Venezuela confirmed soldiers who invaded neighboring territory were part of a group carrying out operations to combat supposed criminal acts by Colombians near the border.

According to Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, the issue was addressed during a phone conversation with Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro. Santos reportedly told him it was “unacceptable” for Venezuelan troops to enter another country and raise their flag — a gesture that could have been interpreted as a violation of Colombian sovereignty.

Maduro told Santos the troops had already left the area, and rejected versions of the incident allegedly distorting it into an “invasion” of Colombian territory, which generated considerable discomfort for the inhabitants of Arauca.

Venezuelan soldiers reportedly lowered their flag and were seen off by Colombian residents, who sang Colombia’s national anthem as they went.

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  1. Gamecock says:

    Direction? Climate change causes water to flow up hill ?!?!

  2. oldbrew says:

    ‘supposed criminal acts by Colombians’

    Maybe they moved the river to fool the pursuers who then blame climate change to save face 😎

  3. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    NO DOUBT Venezuela will soon blame climate change for their citizenry being forced to queue for hours for basic essentials such as toilet rolls, thanks to their centrally-planned (socialist) economic system. The same failed system that climate change activists are advocating, around the world, in order to “save the planet”.

    Colourless, odourless, trace gas and plant food CO2 – the useful patsy that keeps on giving!

  4. Ron Clutz says:

    IPCC has much to answer for, including setting up climate change as an excuse for war mongers to invade their neighbors. The global warming/climate change doctrine provides every politician with as escape from accountability for their actions, or lack thereof.

  5. Gamecock says:

    “The global warming/climate change doctrine provides every politician with as escape from accountability for their actions, or lack thereof.”

    And young scientists learn nothing, as National Geographic magazine says everything is caused by climate change. When the “climate change” schtick ends, and it no longer explains anything, the young scientist won’t know what causes anything.

  6. Curious George says:

    I prefer to think that it was an innocent shopping trip.