Yesterday, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC was stormed by police and the Embassy Protection Collective was forcibly removed. In an earlier attempt, police had backed off after a lengthy discussion with the Embassy Protection Collective and their lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, who pointed out that entering the embassy would be a breach of the Vienna Convention. Collective members reminded police officers that following illegal orders does not protect them from being charged with criminal actions.
The total ignorance of international law that has been displayed of course increases risk of escalation. Lawrence Wilkerson warns for the consequences if the USA would invade Venezuela.