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2020-04-02 Caribbean-Latin America
Forget the coronavirus crisis, I'm ordering a drugs war! Donald Trump sends Navy ships to Venezuela to target president Nicolás Maduro and crack down on 'traffickers' he claims are trying to exploit crisis
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-02 01:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [382 views ]  Top
 File under: Narcos 

Posted by BrerRabbit 2020-04-02 07:50||   2020-04-02 07:50|| Front Page Top

#2 [BBC]US sends warships to Caribbean to stop illegal drugs
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-02 10:08||   2020-04-02 10:08|| Front Page Top

#3 Mr Trump added that the US was co-operating with 22 partner nations, enabling the US Southern Command to "increase surveillance, disruption and seizures of drug shipments and provide additional support for eradication efforts which are going on right now at a record pace".
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-02 10:11||   2020-04-02 10:11|| Front Page Top

#4 So there's the extra 500 troops sent to the border.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-02 10:13||   2020-04-02 10:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Whether or not it's a good priority to squeeze VZ right now it's a fact that the Russians are spread too thin to help them now.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-04-02 10:33||   2020-04-02 10:33|| Front Page Top

#6 Trump is showing the asymmetrical nature of his leadership. Something we haven't seen for a while.

It has to be driving the deep-state folks absolutely nuts.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-04-02 11:11||   2020-04-02 11:11|| Front Page Top

#7 An operation which has been months in the making.

Sounds like journalists are afraid of a price jump.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-04-02 11:53||   2020-04-02 11:53|| Front Page Top

#8 Members of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's team kidnapped, security forces claim they had coronavirus
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-02 11:56||   2020-04-02 11:56|| Front Page Top

#9 The chinese cure, two flu shots to the back of the head?
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-04-02 12:05||   2020-04-02 12:05|| Front Page Top

#10 Lefties seem to think of things as one pie. If you do this you are taking away from that. How can you fight against drugs when you need to concentrate on the virus.

World doesn't work that way. US don't need to sit idle and just let bad actors ramp up while we are distracted.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-04-02 12:19||   2020-04-02 12:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Maybe time for an arclight strike on the presidential palace.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-04-02 12:36||   2020-04-02 12:36|| Front Page Top

#12 Guessing this has more to do with Venezuela than with drugs.
Posted by Iblis 2020-04-02 12:38||   2020-04-02 12:38|| Front Page Top

#13 Venezuela is nextdoor to Colombia so it's a pretty good bet they have access to cocaine. Another good bet is they would not hesitate to do some dealing if they thought it might bring them some hard currency. Smack 'em down hard, Mr. President.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-04-02 12:45||   2020-04-02 12:45|| Front Page Top

#14 Talking about bets: I'd be willing to wager that some of these cartels have corrupted certain politicians in our country. I mean, there can only be so many reasons why they are so adamant in their opposition to the wall. The obvious reason is they want the illegal immigrant vote but a more immediate incentive to oppose the wall would be a suitcase full of cash.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-04-02 12:49||   2020-04-02 12:49|| Front Page Top

#15 #14 Embrace the power of "and".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-02 12:51||   2020-04-02 12:51|| Front Page Top

#16 Ref #14: ....there can only be so many reasons why they are so adamant in their opposition to the wall.

Their urban Democratic constituents are dope dealers. A border wall exasperates throughput.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-02 13:07||   2020-04-02 13:07|| Front Page Top

#17 VZ malaria bloom, poss hoarding CDC recommended Chloroquine
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-02 15:37||   2020-04-02 15:37|| Front Page Top

#18 From last week: Venezuelan General Cliver Alcala surrenders in Colombia to FBI, will help prosecute Maduro & crew.

Now there are rumors that the head of the military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is preparing to surrender as well.
Posted by Lex 2020-04-02 15:42||   2020-04-02 15:42|| Front Page Top

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