I’m not sure why this administration seems so intent on using our military to help fight it out in Venezuela.
I’m very sorry the Latin American nation decided it needed socialist leadership, but it did, and it is now paying the price of all others who have been subject to socialism. We don’t need young Americans dying in Venezuela to help them correct their mistake.
The White House is now recognizing some guy there who declared himself president instead of Nicolas Maduro, the current dictator. Maduro has ordered U.S. personnel to leave, and the United States is rejecting the demand. It looks to me like we are trying to provoke a confrontation.
“The United States does not consider former president Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata,” said Secretary of State Pompeo.
Asked if military force was being considered President Trump said: “We’re not considering anything, but all options on the table,” he said. “All options, always, all options are on the table.”
So that means “Yes.” So what’s the plan here? Invading Venezuela? For what, exactly?
I’d like to know what’s driving U.S. policy toward the country. I don’t think it’s oil. Someone in the administration seems to have an agenda. But if it is oil, I’ll gladly pay a few more bucks for gasoline to save our kids from fighting in the streets of Caracas.