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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Is Trump Really About to Attack Venezuela?

Posted by M. C. on March 19, 2019

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/march/18/is-trump-really-about-to-attack-venezuela/

Written by Ron Paul

…While US Administrations engaged in “regime change” have generally tried to mask their real intentions, this US-backed coup is remarkable for how honest its backers are being. Not long ago the National Security Advisor to the president, John Bolton, openly admitted that getting US companies in control of Venezuelan oil was the Administration’s intent. Trump Administration officials have gone so far as mocking the suffering of Venezuelans when a suspiciously-timed nationwide power failure heightened citizens’ misery…

So is President Trump about to attack Venezuela? At a recent US House hearing, one of the expert witnesses testified that such an invasion would require between 100,000 and 150,000 US troops, going up against maybe three times that number of Venezuelan troops in a country twice the size of Iraq. With a lot of jungle. All for a “prize” that has nothing to do with US security. If the president makes such a foolish move he might find the current war cheerleaders in the Democrat Party changing their tune rather quickly. Let’s hope Trump changes his tune and returns to his promises of no more regime change wars.

Be seeing you

dying for nothing

Dying for nothing in the middle of nowhere. How is this defending the USA?

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