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Yankee imperialism again causing concern... Venezuela

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Madurai has made many mistakes in he’s the democratically elected leader of Venezuela. America specialises in destabilising states it doesn’t like. In recent times that’s been Soviet er Afghanistan, then Iraq, followed by Libya, Syria, Ukraine and now Venezuela. I hope we don’t follow in. Venezuelans must sort it themselves. I dead serious civil unrest there as this ring end nicely. Let them get everyone round the table for gods sake. We don’t want another Yemen.
  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    The imperialist running dogs of the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Columbia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama have followed. It will end badly for them.
    Jeremy will speak up for Maduro again, I feel sure.
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  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Oh dear, USSR Resurrection?
    The Cold War is over Red.
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    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Every government describing itself as "socialist" is doomed in the Americas. Its economy will be torpedoed below the waterline by official US sanctions as well as unofficial dirty tricks. Its political dissidents will be armed and encouraged to destabilise the country. This chap Guardio sounds to me like another Bolsonaro - Trump's style of dictator.
  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    The surprise is it hasn't happened sooner.

    There will have been talks between US and the opposition and there will be an agreement that the US gets preferential access to petroleum.

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  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Years of protests.. a failed economy while sat on the richest oil supply... a stolen election... a humanitarian crisis as venezuelans flee the country... action taken by governments across the globe.

    And all Maduro defenders have is that it's a wicked Yankee plot.
  7. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Vehezuela is no example of socialism in action it’s a mess that the yanks are piling on the misery to ordinary people. It’s sad to see. At least the EU is not recognising the American backed stooge... or at least not yet.
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  8. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Not a new strategy, much of LAm is familiar with it.
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  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    staggering you can’t see the malign American interference. Even more staggering but not surprising given your previous posts on almost every political topic that you are happy to support the neo con agenda all the time hook line and sinker. You are more intelligent than that. All you do by paddling out Fox News stories just makes you incredible.
  10. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    You expected original thinking? Get real.
    * It's always all America's fault. Even though Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Peru have all backed Guaido. Oh, and the EU too.
    Russia, China, Iran and Cuba are backing Maduro. Do people really want to be on that team?
    * It's always all about the oil. Even though America is energy independent.
    * It's always all about Fox News. I don't know why either.
    * It's Juan Guaido. G-U-A-I-D-O.
    People might want to at least learn how to spell the guy's name before they opine about him.
  11. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    In the last 50 years have the Americans ever intervened to get rid of a right-wing government in Latin America?

    Trump was looking like he would be different in regard to interfering in other countries.
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  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    You have got it all wrong Red.
    Russia and China have invested billions into the venture and they are upset because the USA has spotted that and possibly corrected their interference in the America's. It is another Cuba in a different guise.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    On the other side of the coin, last October the USNS Comfort (an American military hospital ship) departed for an eleven-week operation in Latin America, with a primary mission being to assist countries affected by the Bolivarian diaspora who received Venezuelan refugees who fled the crisis in Venezuela. The main goal was to relieve health systems in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.


    Those nations are home to hundreds of thousands of struggling Venezuelans. Many are desperately seeking health care and fled Venezuela because of a lack of access to doctors and medicine. A recent report estimated 20,000 doctors have left Venezuela since 2012.

    The hospital ship did not dock in any Venezuelan ports - the Venezuelan President rejected all offers of medical aid from the USA, this denying its citizens the medical treatment needed by so many.

    The Maduro regime has also rejected offers of aid from the international community, repeatedly denying the existence of the worsening humanitarian crisis. As a result, U.S. aid operations have mainly focused on providing financial aid to help Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
  14. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    It is up to the people of Venezuela who governs the country.

    If Guaido wants to be President then he should run for office. He knows however that he cannot gain power through the ballot box. The people don't want him.That's why he took no part in the last election and that is why he, along with his supporters, will try to take power with violence.
  15. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Fox News plants on this site alert.
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  16. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    America has overthrown more governments than Russia and China put together and multiplied it by 10 at least. USA may be a democracy but it’s its version of nasty greedy capitalism that I don’t like.
  17. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Is it possible to take a middle path on this topic?

    The USA have an awful history of economic (& sometimes military) imperialism in Central & South America, as well as elsewhere. But t the same time Venezuela, which should be a rich county, is an economic basket case due to the policies of the last decade or more.

    But how to remove the current regime, and create a democratic state without the US taking the sort of intervention they have done in the past - that's the $64,000 question!
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  18. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    It is already a democratic state.
  19. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Not really. When has power passed from one party/President to an opponent peacefully as a result of an election?
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  20. Timothy_Blue

    Timothy_Blue Lead commenter

    Yankee imperialism

    interesting that you get away with your headline. Imagine the reaction if I had typed one out calling C***** imperialism.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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