Maduro Must Go

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Nicolás Maduro
Maduro Must Go

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- There is one simple answer to the humanitarian disaster in Venezuela: The dictator Nicolás Maduro and his corrupt, violent, repressive regime must go.

It is vital that the United States government understands that when it embraced the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, it set the full prestige of the United States behind the new reform effort and against the Cuban-Russian-Chinese-Iranian backed Maduro dictatorship.

Venezuela is part of the immediate American neighborhood. If our commitment to change is not effective in our own backyard, the impact on our prestige and leadership worldwide will be substantial.

However, we should not underestimate how difficult getting rid of the Maduro dictatorship is going to be.

The Cubans have a huge investment in Maduro’s survival. They have received subsidized oil from both former dictator Hugo Chávez and Maduro. They send their secret police to train and help the Venezuelan secret police. They provide doctors for the Venezuelan health system.

Putin sees Venezuela as a place to balance the United States meddling in Ukraine and Crimea. From his perspective, if the Americans are going to be in Russia’s backyard, then he wants Russia to be in America’s back yard.

That’s why a few Russian strategic bombers visited Venezuela as a sign of “solidarity.” Meanwhile, a few hundred Russian professional soldiers and police also provide additional security for Maduro.

The Chinese actually have the largest investment in Venezuela among the dictatorships. There are some estimates that China has invested more than $60 billion into propping up the Maduro regime. As usual with the Chinese, they want their money back and will be quite unhappy if Maduro is ousted before they get repaid.

It was no surprise that the Chinese announced they would be happy to help Maduro restore electricity in Venezuela. The collapse of 80 percent of the country’s electricity system had created enormous and growing hardships for the Venezuelan people. Maduro’s response was to invent and blame an American covert cyber attack done so professionally he could produce no proof it was a human intervention that brought electricity production and distribution to a halt for four days.

Long before the collapse of the electricity system, the Venezuelan people were suffering from the economic hardships created by the Maduro regime. The lack of food and medicine was already a humanitarian crisis before the most recent shattering period of darkness.

This isolation and collapse of the dictatorship have been a long time in the making. From the time Chávez took power in 1999, the middle class has been in open resistance to the dictatorship. The resistance kept growing until the dictator’s death in 2013. Throughout his regime, every effort to reform the system was met with violence and repression.

Maduro simply continued down the brutal path Chávez had pioneered. Maduro lacks Chávez’ charisma, and he has a weaker power base than Chávez had.

However, most of the military is still loyal to Maduro. The neighborhood militias (which see themselves as winners against the middle class) also remain loyal to him. Dictatorships can endure a long time if they can protect their allies from the pain the general population is enduring.

The sooner the dictatorship can be replaced, the pain impacting everyday Venezuelans will be relieved. A post-Maduro Venezuela has the resources and the potential to improve lives for all its citizens once the rule of law is re-established.

The Trump Administration should make clear to the Cuban, Chinese, and Russian governments that Maduro is going to leave, and the United States will not tolerate their interference in returning freedom to the Venezuelan people.

All the financial assets of every member of the Maduro system (including relatives, girlfriends, etc.) should be frozen. They should be told that failing to switch sides might make their personal funds available to compensate the people of Venezuela for the damage the dictatorship has caused. The kleptocrats should face having the stolen money taken back for the people from which it was stolen.

The Venezuelan military should be told they will lose decisively if the United States and its allies have to intervene militarily.

A very short, decisive campaign should be planned – starting with a one- to two-hour elimination of what is left of the Venezuelan air force. American forces should be loaded on ships and aircraft should be moved to potential pickup points for paratroopers. The news media should be briefed and given a clear sense of American determination and capability.

Military intervention should be the last resort.

However, a decisive military intervention similar to what was done in 1992 in Panama is better than allowing the dictatorship to win.

In the very near future, we will learn whether freedom or tyranny prevails.

For the sake of our values – and for the future of the Venezuelan people – we must ensure freedom wins.

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Rich

Newt, my friend, notice no commenter agrees with your assessment and advice, not one. How about we restore freedom in our own country before worrying about Venezuela?

Joseph
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Joseph

Newt, STFU. Let Venezuela handle it’s own problems. For the 10,000th time, WE ARE NOT THE POLICEMAN OF THE
WORLD!

SgtJUSMC
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SgtJUSMC

AMEN!

Keith Christy
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Keith Christy

ANYONE ,remember the move RED DAWN ??
Take a close look at what’s building to our south, LOOK FAMILUAR ??

Disavowed
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Disavowed

THIS IS SIMPLY MORE WHITE SUPREMACY AND THIEVERY COMING OUT OF THE U.S. America believes they can control everyone and everything anywhere in the world. Let Russia and China combine forces and station troops in Venezuela and lets see how the big bag wolf known as American is going to handle that.

Tommy
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Tommy

Build the WALL! Protect Americans ( Yeah, even those stupid demorats) Stop trying to run other countries and stop the the demorat regime from ruining OUR country! You people think that maduro is bad, wait and see what happens if a clinton “look-a-like” ever gets elected!
If you are here illegally, the laws need to be enforced and you criminals removed from US soil!

Rev Andrew
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Rev Andrew

Why do Americans have to be put in harms way for this concept of perpetual war ? There are two other ways to solve this problem with Venezuela. One way is to arm and train the opposition and let them die for their “freedom “. Another way is to pay the neighbors of Venezuela to use their militaries to topple The Maduro government. Yes Venezuela is following a path to disaster from which there is no return. Is it worth one American life to save a country that hates everything we stand for.

tomcat
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tomcat

Extreme caution should be used in any military actions because Russia, China and Iran are on Maduro’s side. The wrong move could be the spark for the 3d world war. Plinking away at their air force could do the damage we don’t need. We are spread very thin and have not gotten our military built back to the pre Obumer days. There is no sense in taking this little dictator out and risking a full fledged conflict. Why hasn’t the people of that country rose up and challenged this dictator? It’s the same as all the south American countries, they… Read more »

Keith Christy
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Keith Christy

THE REASON THEY HAVEN’T RIZZEN IS BECAUSE THEY WERE DISARMED JUST LIKE THE DOMO’S ARE WANTING TO DO TO US ?
Watch your 6 cause they will stab ya in the back at any turn !!
Keep our country safe at all cost, there are a lot of older patriots here that are STILL willing to die for our GOD & COUNTRY !!!!!

Tionico
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Tionico

No, Newt. You have it wrong. Venezuela are a soveriegn nation. THEY have made choices over the generations. THEY elected Chavez instead of comeone else, and Chavez’ true colours that SHOULD and COULD have been known were then revealed, and the consequences landed upon they who put him inpower.. the PEOPLE of Venezuela. We have no more responsibility to manage Venezuela than I do my own neighbourhood. Should I come in, take my neighbour’s silly hot rod truck and leave something I deem more “practical” or “acceptable” for him? Or walk down the block and paint his house purple, or… Read more »

Quatermain
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Quatermain

This appears to me to be a problem for Venezuela to solve. The Monroe Doctrine should prevent European intervention but certainly does not provide the basis for us to intervene. Enough being the policeman for the world.

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

So who would YOU have as the policeman for the world? Russia? China?

Quatermain
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Quatermain

None of the above, let the nations solve their own problems. Enforce the Monroe Doctrine if needs be otherwise, butt out.

SgtJUSMC
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SgtJUSMC

Agreed.

Marc DV.
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Marc DV.

I Hope He takes the
3 High Priestess’s with him !
Course Hate to See them Go (NOT)

John
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John

Of course Maduro has to go – he has removed the veil of lies about socialism; but why do politicians want to intervene up to the point of sending troops? Simply, they expound and support socialism as utopia like Bernie and AOC, all the while Maduro, clearly evidences socialism is control of public and private industry which the ruling class prosper on the backs of the citizenry who suffer. Of course they want him out! They can’t continue to spread their lies of utopia while he is in power imposing murder and mayhem!

musicman44mag
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musicman44mag

to jarhead 0369
AMEN. The U.N. should act before anyone else.

Herman
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Herman

Anyone who reads this neocon ass clown and comes away with thinking there’s hope for the empire is just continuing in the farce of global governance.

Ron
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Ron

BS. Here we go, ‘again’. We’re putting our own puppet Gov. in another country. Let’s quit meddling into other Nations affairs.

D. Adams
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D. Adams

The “invasion of Panama” happened December 20, q1988, not in 1992. That is when Manuel Noriega was removed from power and placed in jail….ever since.

Jarhead0369
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Jarhead0369

No, you lying adulterer. Everything up to military intervention by the U.S is fine. The USA is oil independent and is not responsible to fix the rest of the world. I’m a retired US Marine, have spent my time as an infantryman in combat (unlike yourself) and it’s time to let these countries learn to deal with their own choices. One American life is not worth 10,000 Venezuelans.

DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
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DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

Word. This draft-dodging shill for the International Banksters is just mouthing the latest Neo-Con spew so that TPTB can get their hands on Venezuela’s oil reserves. If I had the power, I would have every high school student in the USA read Smedley Butler’s book: WAR IS A RACKET. If I had read it in the 60’s when I was in college, I would have thought twice about enlisting in the Army. After I graduated. It was a miracle I survived. We need to bring our boys and girls home for good. Put them all on our Southern and Northern… Read more »

Jack Mac
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Jack Mac

The Venezuelan government ban the sale of firearms and ammo to its civilians, ban most firearms to civilians, all government forces have all they desire. I do not know what their government considers the governed or what the governed considers themselves, but considered as citizens they is not. These people have subjected themselves to dictatorship and still allowing it. I doubt that our government will allow the population to arm themselves. Even if we did help replace their government the unarmed public would continue to be under subjection. As has been said and accepted by many peoples, “we are in… Read more »