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Venezuela and the Washington Clock
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 2/11/2019 8:45:25 AM

With speculation rampant over whether the Trump administration is going to invade Venezuela it is useful to review the American experience in Iraq. On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 the strategic perception of Saddam and US planners could not have been more divergent, according to a recently published 1,500 page, 2 volume Army War College survey of that conflict. (Links to volume 1 and volume 2). To America toppling Saddam was an attempt to fix the chaos which resulted in 9/11 and challenged the global world order. "The fight against al-Qaeda in Iraq

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whamdbambam, 2/11/2019 9:24:14 AM     (No. 11899505)

Funny, I don´t recall anyone in the Trump administration talking about invading Venezuela. Must have been something in the Weekly Standard...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/11/2019 9:30:47 AM     (No. 11899512)

#1, then you have not been paying attention...of course, when people in the Trump Administration HAVE talked about invading Venezuela it has clearly been as an option on the table, not as a course of action they intend to take.
Members of the Trump Administration, including Donald Trump have suggested that there are circumstances under which invading Venezuela would be necessary. They have not spelled out what those circumstances might be, and I get the impression that they do not believe those circumstances will occur. They seem to believe (correctly in my opinion) that the key to keeping an invasion of Venezuela from becoming necessary is to make sure that everyone knows that it is always an option.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/11/2019 10:32:26 AM     (No. 11899594)

As far as I know, talk of Americans going into Venezuela is related to protecting diplomats and other Americans, should they be attacked or harmed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/11/2019 12:58:00 PM     (No. 11899773)

I don´t think it will be necessary for us to invade Venezuela. Maduro has already destroyed the country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Butch, 2/11/2019 1:08:04 PM     (No. 11899788)

Every other country in South America (except Bolivia, Ecuador, and Uruguay) want Maduro gone. There´s no need to invade, for Pete´s sake. The Brazilians to the south really want him out, and the Colombians to the west even more. Both countries have strong military forces.

Guaidó -- and the Venezuelan people -- will prevail. Meanwhile, Maduro is getting all his loot out of the country on cargo planes as fast as he can.

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