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    Trumps touts military action in Venezuela

    Aug 11 2017, 8:52 pm ET

    Trump Says ‘Military Option’ Possibility in Venezuela

    by Phil McCausland, Hallie Jackson and Courtney Kube

    President Donald Trump raised the possibility of "military option" in Venezuela over that country’s president’s power grab that has roiled the South American nation.

    "We have many options for Venezuela, and by the way, I'm not going to rule out a military option," Trump told reporters outside his club in Bedminster, New Jersey...

    Trump called Venezuela "our neighbor" and said, "We have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away — Venezuela is not very far away, and the people are suffering, and they're dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ven...ezuela-n791991

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    Venezuela calls Trump's warning of possible military action a 'crazy act'
    Trump's warning of a military intervention


    By DAN MERICA , STEVE ALMASY AND MARIANO CASTILLO , CNN
    Posted: 10:41 PM, August 11, 2017
    Updated: 12:05 AM, August 12, 2017

    (CNN) - US President Donald Trump would not rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela, he told reporters Friday.

    "We have many options for Venezuela. And by the way, I am not going to rule out a military option," Trump said following a meeting with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at his New Jersey golf club.

    "This is our neighbor," he added. "You know, we are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary."...

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    Trump won’t rule out military response to Venezuela

    Jill Colvin and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press Published 10:00 p.m. ET Aug. 11, 2017

    Washington — President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab.

    Speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump bemoaned the country’s growing humanitarian crisis and declared that all options remain on the table — including a potential military intervention.

    “We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option,” Trump volunteered, adding, “A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue.” ...

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    Whatever his reason - deflecting from the intensifying Russia investigation, flexing his military muscle, maniacal quest for universal power and might, Trump seems to be getting off on wargasms. Let's hope and pray that cooler, wiser heads prevail.

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    Wargasms. Love the term.

    Did Venezuela ask for US help?

    Is the rest of the world going to decide the US is a threat and declare military action on the US?

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    *facepalm*

    Ever the statesman and diplomat is our 45.

    Just when I think we've hit bottom, we plummet another league......

    Please, God, make it stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by human View Post
    Wargasms. Love the term.

    Did Venezuela ask for US help?

    Is the rest of the world going to decide the US is a threat and declare military action on the US?
    The US could very well decide to send troops to Venezuela. It might be Trump's face-saving solution to the fact that he's impotent against North Korea, even if NK attacks Guam. No significant countries care if Trump wars with Venezuela. But if he declares war on NK, then he will be facing China and Russia, something that will make it seem like the rest of the world has declared military action on the US.

    Trump is a serious threat to world security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaljoke View Post
    The US could very well decide to send troops to Venezuela. It might be Trump's face-saving solution to the fact that he's impotent against North Korea, even if NK attacks Guam. No significant countries care if Trump wars with Venezuela. But if he declares war on NK, then he will be facing China and Russia, something that will make it seem like the rest of the world has declared military action on the US.

    Trump is a serious threat to world security.
    Throughout his campaign, Trump continually told his audiences that he is a "great unifier", that he "brings people together". Nothing could be farther from the truth! Trump is the Instigator in Chief and proves it almost daily with his words and actions. He knows nothing about diplomacy and doesn't want to learn. Like a typical middle school playground bully, Trump wants to pick fights with anyone and everyone who gets in his way. I fear that 45 is going to drag us into a major conflagration "the likes of which the world has never seen".

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    Yeah, well Trump better watch out because the son of the president of Venezuela has threatened to "seize the White House with rifles".

    "Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary," Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.

    President Maduro's son responded to Trump on Saturday, but appeared confused on the location of the White House.

    "If the unlikely event of defiling the homeland came to pass, the rifles would arrive in New York, " he told Venezuelan state media.

    "Mr. Trump, we would arrive and take the White House."


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysShocked View Post
    Yeah, well Trump better watch out because the son of the president of Venezuela has threatened to "seize the White House with rifles".

    "Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary," Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.

    President Maduro's son responded to Trump on Saturday, but appeared confused on the location of the White House.

    "If the unlikely event of defiling the homeland came to pass, the rifles would arrive in New York, " he told Venezuelan state media.

    "Mr. Trump, we would arrive and take the White House."

    The Trump Tower. Duh!!! Who wants a dump of the White House????? Hello, 24 k gold!!!!!


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    Well since Cabello put out an assassination order on Rubio last month, Trump might not be too happy about it. Could be more the public isn't aware of IMO.

    Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio

    The death threat was outlined in a memo to several law enforcement agencies disseminated last month by the Department of Homeland Security. The memo, designated “law enforcement sensitive” but not classified, was obtained by the Miami Herald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tillicum View Post
    Well since Cabello put out an assassination order on Rubio last month, Trump might not be too happy about it. Could be more the public isn't aware of IMO.

    Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio
    Imo, you undermine public opinion.

    Hopefully some country will lead the way and restore the democracy that Venezuela has enjoyed to date - but led by Trump? Oxymoron - by Trump standards. The US could participate imo, but leading? The US doesn't have the leadership for this kind of intervention at the moment.



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