Trump: Military option for Venezuela on the table

While America’s tensions with North Korea continue to rise, US President Donald Trump clarified that his country has not ruled out military action in Venezuela amid the worsening political crisis in the country. Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino condemned Trump’s statements, calling them “crazy threats.”

Aug 12, 2017, 5:00PM Becca Noy

Source: Trump: Military option for Venezuela on the table | JerusalemOnline

US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and US Vice-President Mike Pence Photo Credit: EPA

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has not ruled out the possibility of taking military action against Venezuela in response to the worsening political crisis in the South American country. Trump’s remarks come after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro established a constituent assembly, which is expected to replace the country’s parliament and rewrite the constitution.

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino condemned Trump’s statements, calling them “crazy threats.” Padrino added that Venezuela will release an official response soon.

The White House stated that Trump will speak with Maduro when democracy is returned to the country. The Pentagon quickly responded that it has not received any special orders from Trump regarding the South American country.

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6 Comments on “Trump: Military option for Venezuela on the table”

  1. joopklepzeiker Says:

    A special election was held on 14 April 2013 to elect a new president, and Nicolas Maduro won with 50.62% of the votes as the candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. He was formally inaugurated on 19 April.[3]

  2. joopklepzeiker Says:

    How the Arabic socialist meet Latin America !!

    Tareck El Aissami

    El Aissami, one of five children, was born from his mother, who is of Lebanese origin,[6] on 12 November 1974 in El Vigía, Mérida, Venezuela,[4][7] where he spent his childhood.[8] His father, Zaidan El Amin El Aissami, who is also known as Carlos Zaidan, was a Druze immigrant from Jabal al-Druze in Syria,[9] who was the head of a local Iraqi Ba’athist Party in Venezuela and had connections with leftist political movements in the Middle East

  3. joopklepzeiker Says:

    Topple Maduro and you get this ” nice guy ”

    Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah

  4. joopklepzeiker Says:

    Are the USA making the same freaking mistake as with Iran in 1953 for the bidding of British and US oil companies who where cheating the Iranian democratic elected government !

    We are still trying to solve that freaking BIG mistake !

    Are the USA gonna make a new one with Venezuela ?

  5. U.S. military intervention in Venezuela would turn much if not most of Latin America against us, including countries which consider Maduro a dictator and oppose his continuation in office. Even Panamanians who vigorously opposed their dictator Noreiga now resent our successful military efforts to remove him.

  6. Hadenoughalready Says:

    Oh, FFS! Let the Venezuelans determine their own futures. If they want Maduro, so be it.
    If not, let them turn the place upside down.
    It’s high time we took care of our own business and left the rest to determine their own.

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