The United States President Donald Trump’s administration has appointed a former convict as a new US special envoy for Venezula. Elliot Abrams was convicted of lying to Congress, 30 years ago, in order to hide the massacre of about 1,000 men, women and children by US-trained El Salvadorian forces.
The same person in the capacity of assistant secretary of state for human rights to President Ronald Reagan, was allegedly helped perpetrate an immoral and illegal triangulation of war crimes.
It is well known that how he was pardoned by Bush Sr. and subsequently became a pro-Iraq War, pro-Venezuela coup adviser to President George W. Bush.
The appointment was announced last week by Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said “Elliott will be a true asset to our mission to help the Venezuelan people fully restore democracy and prosperity to their country. He also remarked how Abrams hadn’t technically had a job in government for the past 30 years.
This appointment comes shortly after Trump has turned up his attempts at distracting the world through nightmarish neoconservative foreign policy moves—specifically, his denial of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro as a legitimate head of state.