I think most people have missed it, but the United States Monday threatened to launch an invasion of Venezuela to oust Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro for actions he might take against other Venezuelans, not just against U.S. personnel in the country.
Here is the key phrase from National Security Advisor John Bolton, who briefed at the White House Monday:
The United States will hold Venezuelan security forces responsible for the safety of all U.S. diplomatic personnel, the National Assembly, and President Guaidó. Any violence against these groups would signify a grave assault on the rule of law and will be met with a significant response
Bolton went on to say that “all options are on the table.”
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And then install
How about in a couple of years when the very people we’re trying to help start chanting, “Yankee bastards, go home!”
Save our precious military assets for the enemies who threaten us, like Russia, China, and North Korea. The military that was depleted by Obama is already stretched too thin.