domingo, 13 de agosto de 2017

Trump: Attacking Venezuela Is ‘Certainly Something We Could Pursue’ – News From


Trump: Attacking Venezuela Is ‘Certainly Something We Could Pursue’ – News From


it's getting to be a daily occurrence like the morning baseball scores:
the latest Trump threat to loose the U.S. military somehow somewhere on
this planet. This morning's potential object of interest: Venezuela. Here's how Jason Ditz of - private describes the latest in one of his summaries. Tom

"President Trump would seem to have a lot on his plate, between wars in
Iraq and Syria, daily threats to attack North Korea, and declaring Iran
not to be complying with the nuclear deal. Still, he found his way
around to talking up the possibility of attacking Venezuela as well.

"Trump claimed to have “many options available for Venezuela, including
a possible military option” against them. He offered no specifics on
what this would involve, but said he would never rule such an attack

"The lack of specificity is likely because no such plans
exist. The Pentagon confirmed as much today, following up Trump’s
comments by insisting they’d received no orders with respect to
Venezuela, and suggesting reporters ask the White House about it.

"Venezuela’s opposition has been resistant to even the hint of
potential US involvement in their ongoing internal crisis, warning that
any US comments would allow the government to try to present the
opposition as in league with the US, and would likely split Latin
America’s position, which at present is uniformly critical of the
Venezuelan government’s recent actions to increase the ruling party’s