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The U.S. Dare Not to Invade the Venezuela despite All the Talk

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The U.S. Government considers Madura, the democratically elected, and the only legitimate representative of the Venezuela, as a block to its desires in that country in specific and in Latin America as a whole in general, and wants to overthrow him and replace him with the self declared interim president, Juan Guaido.    The U.S. and its allies have already recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, and handed him the control of Venezuela’s foreign assets in the U.S.   But the U.S. will most unlikely invade Venezuela to force out the legitimate President Madura because the cost would be too high, both financially, and morally.  And without an invasion, it will be hard for the U.S. to have its way in Venezuela.


The U.S. had instigated a coup against Madura’s predecessor Ugo Chavez in 2002.  At the time, most observers thought Chavez was finished.   The opposition leaders were already celebrating their victory in the Parliament.   But the U.S. and position leaders apparently underestimated the power of the ordinary citizens in Venezuela.   Three days late, the poor people of Venezuela came out with rifles and sticks and surrounded the presidential palace and demanded the return of their beloved president.   Something unprecedented happened in the end.   Ugo Chavez returned and the conspirators collapsed.   The failure of the coup empowered the Venezuela’s common people and taught Chavez an important lesson.   What was going on in Venezuela had been class struggles.   The left wing government had to rely on the common people to survive, and they had to develop policies that would benefit the common people in order to consolidate their base of support.   Before he died, Chavez had already started the organization of resident committees in the neighborhood, and began arming these people with rifles.  This is a critical move on the part of Venezuelan Government, and at a critical movement, these organized and armed citizen’s will be an important asset for the defense of the country and the state.


The U.S. had tried a military invasion of Cuba in 1960s, and also failed miserably at the time, which late led to the Cuba missile crisis.   Military invasion did not work well most of the time in Latin America.   The only successful case was U.S. invasion of Panama during the Bush Senior administration.  But morally, it was still costly for the U.S.  It confirmed the image of the U.S. as the bully in the world. It arbitrarily interferes with other country’s internal affairs in complete disregard of the international law and United Nations.


In response to the U.S. threat for military action, Venezuelan Government does not back down a little bit at all.   President Madura called a military exercise right away, getting ready to deal with a potential U.S. invasion.   Madura promise that it would reinvent the Vietnamese example for the U.S. if the U.S. dared to invade his country in the end.    The American Government and American people should take Venezuela’s threat seriously, and stop playing with fire any more.


Venezuela has had serious economic setbacks recently because the drop of petroleum prices and U.S. sanctions.   With rampant inflation, life has been hard for the Venezuelan people.    U.S. military action against Venezuela will exacerbate the situation there and could create a huge exodus of refugees to the United States and the surrounding areas.   The U.S. government has serious deficit recently, and military venture into Venezuela will acerbate U.S. financial situation as well.   Good common sense in DC would rule a military invasion in the end.


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Reply Report JimSlip 2019-2-15 15:50
What the US wants is to destroy the current government of Venezuela, but you are only concerned about the outdated approach an enemy may use, without giving the evaluation of how the US has put down Cuba for so long and dragged the once-great USSR into the final destruction. Military action is the last and the costliest to be used in toppling down Madura, get this clear.

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  • The U.S. Dare Not to Invade the Venezuela despite All the Talk 2019-2-24 10:30

    The US attempt at subversion at Venezuela has set a very bad example. What it has long touted, namely, electoral democracy, is something the US would not hesitate to trample if it serves its own purposes.

  • The U.S. Dare Not to Invade the Venezuela despite All the Talk 2019-2-18 17:51

    Why would so many people from Venezuela seek to become "exodus" refugees in USA instead of going over to the side of their nation's supposed "enemy" ? Why don't they stay at home and defend their country against the nasty USA rather than seeking to join the alleged "invader" ? Where is the loyalty, the patriotism, the honour of the "ordinary citizens" of Venezuela ?

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