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Friday, 11 August 2017 18:38

Donald Trump Open to Military Solution in Venezuela

Written by  Charlie Spiering

President Donald Trump did not discard the possibility of military intervention against the socialist dictatorship in Venezuela Friday evening in a conversation with reporters.

Trump remark comes less than 24 hours after dictator Nicolás Maduro announced he had ordered his foreign ministry to reach out to Washington for “in person” talks with the president, hoping to schedule them for September, when Maduro seeks to visit New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

President Donald Trump did not discard the possibility of military intervention against the socialist dictatorship in Venezuela Friday evening in a conversation with reporters.

Trump remark comes less than 24 hours after dictator Nicolás Maduro announced he had ordered his foreign ministry to reach out to Washington for “in person” talks with the president, hoping to schedule them for September, when Maduro seeks to visit New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting. U.S. Treasury sanctions currently ban Maduro from entering the United States.

“Venezuela is a mess, it is very dangerous mess, and a very sad situation,” Trump said during remarks to reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Friday.

“We have many options for Venezuela, I’m not ruling out military options,” he said.

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Trump made his remarks after meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

“This is our neighbor … Venezuela is not far away,” Trump said, referring to the close proximity of the country in Latin America. “The people are suffering and they are dying, we have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary.”

Pressed for details from reporters, Trump declined to specify who would lead the operation or any potential plans.

“We don’t talk about it,” he said.

Trump also referred to Venezuela as “a mess, a very dangerous mess, and a very sad situation.”

Venezuela is facing a severe economic and political crisis after nearly two decades of socialism, recently exacerbated by the Socialist Party’s (PSUV) attempt to replace the democratically-elected National Assembly with a legislature comprised of hand-picked Maduro supporters. The Venezuelan news outlet Runrunes has documented 156 deaths as a result of police brutality against peaceful protesters throughout the country since late March, when citizens took the streets to protest the Supreme Court’s attempt to annul the opposition-held National Assembly and establish itself as the legislative branch of the country.

The U.S. Treasury has repeatedly sanctioned senior Venezuelan officials since Trump assumed the presidency in January. In July, the Treasury sanctioned Maduro personally, banning him from the United States and prohibiting Americans from conducting business with him. Trump has also met personally with Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela’s most prominent political prisoner, Leopoldo López, in the Oval Office and has asserted he “will not stand by” as Venezuela collapses.

Senator Marco Rubio, who brought Tintori to the White House, has said the Venezuelan political crisis is a “personal priority” for the president.

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If there is to be a "solution", there must first be a problem. What problem does Venezuela pose for the United States?

At the present time, Venezuela is weak, poorly governed and a failing state. Leave them alone and the Venezuelan government will collapse, probably sooner, than later. What right does the United States have to interfere with how a foreign state is governed? What part of the U.S. Constitution gives Donald Trump the ability to take any action against Venezuela. Is this not the same situation as when the U.S. intervened in the affairs of Cuba, Viet Nam, Iraq and others. Will we never learn?

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The Commie leaders always give free stuff to the poor for their vote like they do in Californication. They destroyed the middle class in Venezuela as they always do. The joys of Marxism on display.

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Send Bernie Sellout Sanders and his supporters down there!! They support Socialism so much let them go enjoy it!!!

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