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Trump hints at military intervention in Venezuela...

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis.

Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting weapons from a military base after the installation of an all-powerful new legislative body.

"The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary," Trump told reporters.

More than 120 people have been killed in Venezuela and thousands arrested in over four months of unrest. The government in Caracas did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's threat.

Venezuelan authorities have long said U.S. officials were planning an invasion. A former military general told Reuters earlier this year that some anti-aircraft missiles had been placed along the country's coast for precisely that eventuality.

In Washington, the Pentagon said it had not received any orders on Venezuela from the White House. Trump, asked if U.S. forces would lead any operation in Venezuela, declined to provide details.

"We don't talk about it but a military operation - a military option - is certainly something that we could pursue," Trump said.

The United States sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan officials on July 31 after Maduro established a constituent assembly run by his Socialist Party loyalists and cracked down on opposition figures.

Washington has not placed sanctions on the OPEC member's oil industry, which supplies America with about 740,000 barrels per day of oil.

Venezuela possesses a stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to military documents reviewed by Reuters. It is the largest known cache of the weapons in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil.

The United Nations Security Council was briefed behind closed doors on Venezuela in May at the request of the United States. At the time, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Washington was just trying to raise awareness of the situation and was not seeking any action by the 15-member Security Council.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venez ... SKBN1AR14U

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Trump hints at military intervention in Venezuela...

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis.

Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting weapons from a military base after the installation of an all-powerful new legislative body.

"The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary," Trump told reporters.

More than 120 people have been killed in Venezuela and thousands arrested in over four months of unrest. The government in Caracas did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's threat.

Venezuelan authorities have long said U.S. officials were planning an invasion. A former military general told Reuters earlier this year that some anti-aircraft missiles had been placed along the country's coast for precisely that eventuality.

In Washington, the Pentagon said it had not received any orders on Venezuela from the White House. Trump, asked if U.S. forces would lead any operation in Venezuela, declined to provide details.

"We don't talk about it but a military operation - a military option - is certainly something that we could pursue," Trump said.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venez ... SKBN1AR14U



Oh, fuck no. That shouldn't be discussed right now.

Of course, they included a quote with Trumpolini actually saying "we don't talk about a military operation" in the fucking article. Which means it's not really been a consideration at all. Yet the media will probably start spinning this as "Trump is plotting an invasion of Venezuela" soon.

Luckily Reuters isn't as bad as much of the Demstream Media, here in the US, but it's still certainly biased. This is probably the least sensational article on the subject.


A military option is always supposed to be "an option" because you don't know what future events will happen. I'm hoping that's what the prez was implying, and that's my guess since his quote states that it's not even been discussed in this case. It's purpose obviously wasn't meant for Venezuelan ears.

This is more saber rattling meant to make others think he's trigger happy (*ahem* North Korea) than any actual plan to bother with Venezuela, which will have to deal with it's own past super-socialist choices on it's own.

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"We don't talk about it but a military operation - a military option - is certainly something that we could pursue," Trump said.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venez ... SKBN1AR14U


Oh, fuck no. That shouldn't be discussed right now.

Of course, they included a quote with Trumpolini actually saying "we don't talk about a military operation" in the fucking article. Which means it's not really been a consideration at all. Yet the media will probably start spinning this as "Trump is plotting an invasion of Venezuela" soon.

Luckily Reuters isn't as bad as much of the Demstream Media, here in the US, but it's still certainly biased. This is probably the least sensational article on the subject.


A military option is always supposed to be "an option" because you don't know what future events will happen. I'm hoping that's what the prez was implying, and that's my guess since his quote states that it's not even been discussed in this case. It's purpose obviously wasn't meant for Venezuelan ears.

This is more saber rattling meant to make others think he's trigger happy (*ahem* North Korea) than any actual plan to bother with Venezuela, which will have to deal with it's own past super-socialist choices on it's own.


Pretty much agree. But rather than a clever ruse, it might just be another example of Trumps oral diarrhea ;) He doesn't seem able to keep his trap shut.

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http://www.fox5ny.com/news/273723505-story

25,000 Venezueleans are having to make the walk into Columbia every day for a plate of chicken and rice because they are hungry.


Story at above link.

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Madura set up a parallel legislature, now that legislature is attempting to seize power from the legitimately elected body:

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/18/v ... -congress/

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