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'Akin to a Tripwire': Russian Troops in Venezuela Complicate U.S. Regime Change Plans

'Akin to a Tripwire': Russian Troops in Venezuela Complicate U.S. Regime Change Plans

Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Russia's involvement in the Venezuelan crisis has American officials crying foul.

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Timely move by Russia. The majority of Venezuelan people support Maduro, who was elected via a verifiable ballot process that puts our unverifiable U.S. elections to shame. Pompeo’s pompous propaganda is wearing thin. You can bet those Russian soldiers are battle hardened. Plus, a second plane arrived, carrying 35 tons of equipment for them.

Venezuela Military Deploys S-300 Missiles Following Russian Troop Arrival – Mar 25, 2019 - ZeroHedge

Following the major weekend development of Moscow unambiguously asserting its ‘red line’ concerning potential US military intervention in Venezuela, for which Russia sent a military transport plane filled with Russian troops which landed in Caracas Saturday, new satellite images reveal a major deployment of S-300 air defense missile systems to a key airbase south of Caracas .

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz represents one of the greatest threats to democracy in America today. Though she is draped in the clothing of a Democrat, Wasserman is a corporate lackey who always walks in step with her alleged Republican counterparts. Completely ignorant of world affairs and an enemy of the 99%, she still manages to get elected in Florida due to the fact that she runs against another right wing Republican. It is people like Wasserman, devoid of conscience and moral fortitude, that dominate Congress today. She is the poster woman of fascism-lite but actually represents a reliable gauge of what dangerous people in government are up to. If Wasserman Schultz supports something, you should know instinctively that it is wrong. I have watched this woman up close and I can tell you that she is as right wing and corporate friendly as Steve Bannon.
Meanwhile, as the people in Venezuela suffer under horrible U.S. sanctions, the rest of the world is trying to figure out a way to prop up the struggling democracy there. If Venezuela represents a “threat to America”, then so does every democracy on the planet. Russia is not a wealthy country, but at least they can provide some real aid to the average Venezuelan. Also Venezuelans will need military supplies in case the U.S. decides to slaughter poor peasants in the name of oil. It is important for all Americans to make aggression against Venezuela a central issue in the elections coming up. Our own freedoms depend on it.

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is one of the most corrupt d-party hacks I’ve seen in my lifetime and I’m old enough to have Tammany Hall.

Here’s to hoping that Putin puts more troops in Venezuela. China, how about a few thousand more, you know, in joint training exercise or something.

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If Nancy Pelosi declared herself President, would the Military support her?

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The U.S. is no longer a democracy; it is better described as an oligarchy or an inverted totalitarian state. The idea of democracy is a threat ot the U.S. regime and to the New World Order neocons, which is why the U.S. regime has continually destroyed the infrastructures of all relatively militarily weaker countries that have tended toward democracy or have posed a potential threat to the reserve currency status of the dollar.

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This will simply coerce “Pompous Ass,” “Dolton,” and “Drumpf” to concentrate more heavily on poking a fight with Iran or North Korea.

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Yep, it’s too bad Seth Rich had to be the one from the DNC who was murdered.

Here we have a much more logical choice that wouldn’t have been missed.

Except by the corporate oligarchy.

I agree, but in my opinion, the U.S.has never been a democracy. If you use Cicero’s interpretation of Democracy: “participation in political power”. Sheldon Wollen nailed it when he called America an inverted totalitarian state.

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An "inverted totalitarian state?"

Is that like, where the ruler has his ass where his head should be?

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Nice analogy!

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What a complete asinine statement!
Translation: Maduro is not our thug; he is your thug; Juan is our thug and you are exacerbating tensions in Venezuela by not allowing us to remove your thug so we can replace him with our thug!

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Odd how the Dumph has assured us that Putin is a great guy and doesn’t do bad things, yet mysteriously, we now see Putin and gang doing things that upset the oligarch in chief.
How could the all-knowing one ever be mistaken?
His omniscience must protect him from unending contradiction and the accuracy of truth. All hail the divine orange.

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Speaking of the “shame” of U.S. elections:

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Maduro is not a thug.

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Damn, now the Russians have been invited to have a presence in two foreign countries…!

To catch the US: Nine hundred-ninety eight bases in one hundred-thirty eight foreign countries … invited or not invited. Minus two.

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Now the Russian cyber experts should:
(1) Get the power grid back on
(2) Do the forensics to see who actually took down the grid in the first place. That might really be embarrassing for the CIA. But the CIA probably inserted links to North Korea in their cyber trail like they did with the Sony hacks.

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Eventually the average Venezuelan will rue the day they asked the Russians and Chinese for help to counter US aggression but today is NOT that day.
Today they righteously enabled a gorgeous well deserved smack down of the US crony corporate oligarchy. And THAT is a good day…

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I’m sure the Trump administration will just allow this with no resistance. After all he is a Putin asset who would never go against Putin’s interests right? Oh wait…

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If you want to understand Maduro, think of Mike Pence if he succeeded Trump. He lacks his boss’s charisma but has to live with the results of his reckless giveaway programs. Like Pence, Maduro seems to actually believe in the ancient ideology parroted by his late jefe.

Trump, of course, gave to the rich while Chavez threw money at the poor but neither demonstrated any knowledge of arithmetic, much less economics. How fitting that kleptocratic Russia is hurrying to the defense of the stubborn fool now destroying Venezuela.

For the record, I am a serious socialist but I never support authoritarians just because they mouth socialist slogans.