The Address | Benghazi – Libya
WASHINGTON – United States Senator, Marco Rubio, faced criticism over posting image of bloodied Muammar Gaddafi, in what was viewed as indirect threat against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.
U.S. Senator Rubio has tweeted two photos of late Libyan dictator Gaddafi – one showing him alive and well and still at the helm of the country, while the other featured his bloodied face as he was being brutally tortured before his murder.
The tweet was largely perceived as an unequivocal message to Venezuela’s embattled President Maduro as the United States continues refusing to rule out a military option in the Latin American country.
Rubio’s tweet was met with criticism considering the brutality with which Gaddafi was killed.
“Muammar Qadhafi was brutally murdered (sodomized with a bayonet) by Salafi-jihadist NATO proxies (one of whom later blew himself up in Manchester, England, massacring dozens). Rubio is openly threatening to do the same to the elected president of Venezuela,” stated American journalist Ben Norton via Twitter.
“Because nothing says human rights like gloating over a human being getting sodomized to death with a bayonet.” stated the media organization of Wikileaks.
Rubio’s post came amid reports that US Vice President Mike Pence is to announce “concrete steps” and “clear actions” to address the situation in Venezuela during a meeting with regional leaders in Bogota, Colombia on Monday.
The situation in crisis-hit Venezuela spiralled downward in mid-January when Juan Guaidó, the head of the opposition-led National Assembly, declared himself the country’s interim president, challenging last May’s re-election of Maduro.