Trump: Something Big Will Happen With Venezuela & "We'll Be Very Much Involved"

Trump: Something Big Will Happen With Venezuela & “We’ll Be Very Much Involved”

July 12, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Currently the United States is looking to seize gasoline aboard the next group of Iranian tankers bound for Venezuela, after the last delivery by five sanctions-busting tankers last month were successful despite being accompanied by similar US threats. 

President Trump on Friday signaled the US is indeed about to “move” on Venezuela and its sanctions thwarting activities with the help of ‘rogue states’ like Iran. He told the Spanish-language American channel Noticias Telemundo on Friday that

“Something will be happening with Venezuela” and that the United States will “be very much involved.”

The president was also asked about the future of election in the country, especially related to US-backed opposition leader and self-styled ‘Interim President’ Juan Guaido.

Trump said the US would “take care of the people of Venezuela” and ultimately support whoever was legitimately elected. But of course, it remains that the US deems any support to Nicolas Maduro by definition “illegitimate“.

The interviewer, Jose Diaz-Balart, asked Trump point-blank: “For you, Venezuela, is it Guaido, is it Maduro, is it U.S. intervention?

Trump said in response:

“It’s freedom for their people. It’s freedom. Venezuela was a rich country 15 years ago, and it’s been destroyed by two people, but a system, a horrible system. … And something will happen with Venezuela. That’s all I can tell you. Something will be happening with Venezuela.”

And when pressed over precisely through what route this “something big” will occur in Venezuela, Trump responded:

“We’ll be very much involved.”

“We’re going to take care of the people of Venezuela,” Trump emphasized.

Since last year the president has reportedly been pressing his generals and admirals on enacting some kind of naval blockade off Venezuela’s coast.

However, top Pentagon leadership has reportedly been by and large against the idea, citing the impracticability of such an operation, and likelihood of unnecessary escalation without clear overall goals of how far US military force would be willing to go against pro-Maduro forces.

Washington reportedly does have naval ships in the Caribbean Sea, however, to crack down on what the White House previously described as Maduro’s “narco-trafficking” as well as illegal sanctions-busting activities.

via zerohedge

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  1. Anita Timmons

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    July 12, 2020 @ 3:03 pm

    I heard the comments of young people who lived in Venezuela, who say that under socialism their country is dying. She begged people here in the U.S. to “Please don’t do what we did, DON’T choose socialism!” I too was married once to a man who actually escaped from a socialist country. The ones who had any rights at all, were the dictator leaders! You can see it clearly in our Democrat, “blue” states, where the leaders in those states just let the people fin for themselves, while they enjoy freedom at any time, including going to the park, unmasked, or where ever they wish to go, while the people are locked down in their homes & apartments. AOC told reporters, when she was caught using a jet plane, after saying planes should be banned, that they use toxic fuel, “Well I have to get there on time, and this is the fastest mode of transportation!” OK. This obviously means that the socialist leaders have ALL THEIR rights. It’s the PEOPLE who suffer under socialism, not this tax guzzling “leaders”! The ONLY right we as the citizens have in a socialist country is to PAY THE LEADERS’ BILLS! Oh, and shut up!

    • Janet

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      July 12, 2020 @ 11:53 pm

      Thank you for speaking up and telling it like it is. My generation should be more in touch with the evils of Socialism because we grew up under the threat of a war with Russia and people building bomb shelters, but somehow everybody wants something for nothing and they believe that will happen with Socialism. They can’s see the reality and where the money has to come from. People will be working for free and the government will give them what they need. No more having lots of money and buying fancy houses and cars because they will not have the funds to do it because the government will take it all. Democrats seem to have contracted a disease far worse than COVID-19 and it is insane to think that they can force Socialism on the people without an uprising equivalent to the Civil War and I don’t think the military will be willing to shoot their own families, neighbors, or American citizens as this is the Country and people they are fighting to protect. God Bless America!

  2. Old wolf

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    July 12, 2020 @ 3:25 pm

    We need to clean up our own crap at home befor trying to clean up crap over sea . We got black terrorists killing young girls in our country . And so far were not using any kind of force on them . And now we want to use force in another country ??? What’s wrong with this picture . Black on black crime still grows , and still they cry BLM . To who ? Surely not to the black terrorists that kill kids . Not to the blacks living in BLM controlled areas . It only matters when dealing with the government for more free crap . But you as a individual mean nothing to the black terrorists or the BLM . If you did you won’t be getting attacked by either groups . Your killing your own people faster then the cops . Time to use deadly force on these racists groups that serve no one but themself’s . You notice how all this crap is happing up north and not down in the south where the slavery was . Did you know obamas white side owned slaves back in the day ? If their crying about black power rest asure its all about the power you give them . Your just a fool to be used as they please . How can you kill a child and not feel anything , not even one thought that she was a black child . Their cause is more important then you and your kids . Stop helping these ass holes and report them when you see them . It may just save your childrens life one day

  3. Flor Gutierrez

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    July 12, 2020 @ 5:58 pm

    Mr. President
    We need to deal with the problems at home which are huge! Why are we getting involved with Venezuela when we have so much destructioon in our land? I am all for helping Venezuela after we clean up our act at home. So many people in Government that need to be behind bars and up to now they are running around creating more problems. Where is the justice system in the US? We need to put law and order in place.

    • The Source

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      July 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

      The U.S. is big enough to do both.

  4. Frank

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    July 12, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

    Back off, our PRESIDENT knows what he is doing. That’s the country that turned socialist. And it has destroyed them. That’s what the JACKASS PARTY in our country want to do to us. Just trust in Trump and you will see he knows what he is doing.

  5. David

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    July 13, 2020 @ 9:52 pm

    We need to start a real shooting war with these people DOUBT IT ???? Look up the wars of the reds and whites Russia 1917 reds Communists versus whites Democrats commies won outnumbered 126 to 1 because the whites did not have a stomach for war !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Mike fisher

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    July 14, 2020 @ 2:37 am

    Just say no to globalism and socialism it will destroy are country don’t be stupid people it will be the end

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