Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that “Decisions you make are always encumbered by the fact that you know there’s real risk to your own people, people that you’ve sent into harm’s way,” and added “We wanted to get them out of the country so that we could move forward in a way that provided that opportunity.” That is what was said regarding the removal of diplomats from Venezuela. So…you know a shit show is about to take place.
I hope we’re all paying attention kids because I’d be willing to place a wager on the probability that we’re about to see either U.S. backed forces or U.S. forces in Venezuela to oust Maduro. Here is the multifaceted problem that we’re facing there and the gamble we’ll be taking.
If we don’t invade and Russia gets bogged down fighting an insurgency on behalf of their puppet, Maduro, good. Sucks to suck Diet Commies.
If we do invade and oust Maduro and remove Russian influence and then leave to let them fix their own country. Nice. That’d be cool.
If we don’t invade and Russian influence increases and Maduro starts stacking bodies like the dictator that he is, bad. That’d not be so great.
If we do invade and we get bogged down fighting a populace that actually likes Maduro, or we wear out our welcome, bad. As we’ve all seen, nobody likes that garbage.
Those are the four general ways this could go. If I miss something then…well you know fill me in.
Veterans and citizens alike are pissed that we’ve been at war for 20 years. Nobody wants another Afghanistan/Iraq situation. It’s all going to come out in the wash. We’re going to hopefully find out in the coming weeks what the sentiment down south actually is. But my bet here is that despite the general public opinion saying “Stay the f*** out of Venezuela,” we’re going to go to Venezuela.
I sincerely hope that I am not only wrong, but egregiously wrong in my assessment, but if our foreign policy decisions for the last 50 years are any indicator…we’re going to be fighting in Venezuela very soon. Break out your jungle cammies homies.