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2019-05-05 Caribbean-Latin America
Guaidó says opposition overestimated military support before failed uprising
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Posted by Fred 2019-05-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6513 views ]  Top
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#1 How come i guessed it would go splat?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-05-05 07:48||   2019-05-05 07:48|| Front Page Top

#2 #1 How come i guessed it would go splat?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles 2019-05-05 07:48

...Lad jumped way too soon. Interesting though that he hasn't yet been placed in durance vile yet, unless Maduro's waiting for something else to get our attention.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-05-05 09:10||   2019-05-05 09:10|| Front Page Top

#3 Lad jumped way too soon.

Prolly should have waited for more of the military to get on board before making a move. If you come at the king, you best not miss.
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-05 10:12||   2019-05-05 10:12|| Front Page Top

#4 They wanted it to be true, and so they ignored evidence to the contrary.

Why is our government trying to overthrow foreign governments that never attacked us? And that possess substantial oil reserves? It's like every tired leftist trope about Latin America come true.
Posted by  Herb McCoy 2019-05-05 10:34||   2019-05-05 10:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Why is our government trying to overthrow foreign governments that never attacked us?

Assuming you mean Venezuela specifically, are we?
Aside from some boilerplate "all options are on the table" talk, I don't see America getting involved except in some humanitarian aid role.
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-05 11:10||   2019-05-05 11:10|| Front Page Top

#6 So all this business with Guaidó is happening on its own, without any involvement by the US government?

Seriously? Really? They just attempted a coup.

"Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday acknowledged errors made in attempting to stir a military uprising, and did not discard a U.S. military option in Venezuela alongside domestic forces"

From the Washington Post, the mouthpiece of the DC Deep State. I just don't know how it can get more obvious than this. They tried a coup, and it didn't work, and now they're talking about a military invasion. Because that worked so well in Iraq.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-05-05 13:26||   2019-05-05 13:26|| Front Page Top

#7 It's not a coup if the government is an illegitimate Commie dictator, but you're a Commie symp who doesn't care if the VZ people are dying, eating garbage, no water or power. It's all Internationale, isn't it?
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-05 13:45||   2019-05-05 13:45|| Front Page Top

#8 I'm not a fucking communist, you fecking moron. Are you on glue? I'm an American who thinks America should serve its own interest first and stop meddling in places that don't concern us. I'm right wing as fuck and you don't forget it.

Do you know we have an economic blockade on Venezuela that is greatly affecting their ability to feed their people? Because we do.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-05-05 14:10||   2019-05-05 14:10|| Front Page Top

#9 Suuuure you are.
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-05 14:23||   2019-05-05 14:23|| Front Page Top

#10 You are receiving this message because you posted in defense of invading another country. I no longer provide individual responses on this matter. It has been my experience that neo-con warmongers are universally incapable of accepting verifiable truths about war, and, by extension, themselves, thus rendering discussion pointless and, therefore, a waste of time.

I wish you all the best in your ongoing battle with reality.

Yours respectfully, a logical person.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-05-05 17:37||   2019-05-05 17:37|| Front Page Top

#11 When you start beating your wife and starving your kids HM, hope your neighbors intervene on their behalf...
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2019-05-05 18:45||   2019-05-05 18:45|| Front Page Top

#12 I have counted myself as a neo-con, being both Jewish and not originally aware of being conservative — a fault of the milieu I grew up in. Before that I thought of myself as a classical liberal, but Classical Liberal already held that nym. Dear Liberalhawk already had my next choice, so that, too, was out. Fortunately, the few trailing wives on the internet hang out far from Rantburg, so here I am. :-)

I have also been known to describe myself as a war monger, because I prefer the wars that various expansionist, totalitarian idiots insist on fighting be fought far from home, destroying the idiots’ home turf instead of ours. Sadly, the only way to do that is to engage them before they are big enough to send men here with troublemaking in mind. I can see where it might strike some as unnecessarily putting our troops in harm’s way rather than as pulling weeds while they’re still small enough not to overrun the garden; I have no way to persuade someone holding the former view that the latter is less costly in the long run in men and materiel — since all that can be seen is the money and lives spent on the small wars rather than that not spent on a worldwide conflagration like World War II that was prevented.

And so I choose to engage with Herb McCoy on those areas where I find his comments informative and insightful. For the rest, I am willing to agree to disagree, because I believe in his way he means as well as I do.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-05 19:14||   2019-05-05 19:14|| Front Page Top

#13 I choose "over there" over "here"
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-05 20:04||   2019-05-05 20:04|| Front Page Top

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