For all its bluster about "standing with the Venezuelan people," the Trump administration is under fire for refusing to give protected status to asylum-seekers from that nation even as the State Department and White House have worked overtime to support a coup and impose sanctions – both of which have served to further destabilize a country in the midst of a political and economic crisis.
bottom line here, trumpboltonpompeo etc etc, are basically nothing more than high stakes ARSONISTS!! they seem to get off on destruction, death, mayhem, and ruining what may or may not be in their way, nothing but malignant , cruel, insane things that have no useful purpose on this planet. to those evil miscreants; BE GONE!! and stay gone!
How long has it been since anyone fully believed the words of a US politician?
I clearly remember Lyndon Johnson saying American boys shouldn’t have to fight for the freedom of Vietnamese. He was a forked tongue US politician who knew American boys would soon be killing and dying even if they shouldn’t be.
Weisbrot and Sachs sez:
The impacts of the (U.S.) sanctions regime, “disproportionately harmed the poorest and most vulnerable Venezuelans.”
Unlike “president” (sic) Guaidó, who remains hale and robust in the middle of Caracas while openly working to overthrow the government. Most nations — and all totalitarian dictatorships worth their salt — would have had this guy out behind the woodshed by now.
They are not ‘refugees’. Except for the fat cats fleeing with their loot, they are victims of crimes against humanity…bought about by the US. They are not fleeing due to potential harm from their government. They flee looking for food and medicine denied by US sanctions…medicine previously paid for. Witness there already 40,000 plus victims of these crimes.
American politicians seem so war crazy, although quite a few of them seem to have evaded war themselves. I found it interesting that GW Bush joined the Air National Guard in Texas to evade going to Vietnam----but then , he just stopped attending-----and nothing happened to him-----Then John Kerry , who actually went to Vietnam was treated as though he was the bad guy. More and more —America seems a hypocrisy rather than a democracy. And Congress seems so willing to do war all the time.
I wonder how many in Congress have stock in Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed, General Dynamics----- can they buy war stocks now? If yes, maybe members of Congress should not be allowed to buy or hold war related stocks, nor should their family members----it seems awfully suspicious, you know, with so many voting for wars.
If America is too ignorant to see the pattern of what we wrought in the middle east, we are destined to follow the leader once again, and again, and again.
This administration knows ZERO about being humanitarian. That cannot be used as an excuse.
Now we can see the outcome of over-worshipping the military. I hesitate to call it OUR military any longer. It now belongs to the fascist U.S. government
No room for the Wicked in Trump’s America.
He wants to maintain that title for himself.
Don’tcha know G, they’re Trump’s military?
I remember cringing when I heard that come out of his lie hole. But until I see something to prove differently, I’m assuming it may actually be truer than we want to believe.
That’s a nice euphemism for having his brains splattered all over the street by a “lone gunman” months ago, which is in reality what would happen to him almost anywhere else in the world. Now that the world is watching, Guaido can do whatever he wants.
The republican psyche has a bizarre need to see other people hurt, and hurting. It makes them feel better about themselves.
Oh, so Guaido has departed from his hide out in the Chilean Embassy all ready?
The cutline for the photo above suggests he was holding a press conference at his party headquarters. Then again, perhaps said ‘headquarters’ has decamped to the Chilean embassy; Sen. Rubio is very lax about keeping me in the loop.
We certainly agree that Rubio is very lax, in every way IMHO, and I’ve not read much of any news whether or not he has reemerged. Damn trumpuglycans have all eyes cast on an attempted coup in Venezuela while the slow moving but ongoing one takes place right here. Or so they believe.
Those clowns shouldn’t be “taken at their word” about the time of day.
Haven’t all of our incursions been coups if we finance them and run their security, and likely have made resource bargains with them?
i wrote a song thirty years ago titled “We Don’t Believe You Anymore.”
More true now than ever!
I wonder. Does the US plan to compete in Central America with China? Or compete with Russia in Cuba? Those ships have already sailed. Panama says it would love more balance. But the US is a one-horse military show.
Check out who the biggest trading partners are for who. Check out the engineering projects under consideration or already built. Who manages the shipping ports in Panama? Who just finished enlarging the Panama Canal? Who ships the most through that canal?
Is US agression for oil? Is it for power? Is it about socialism? Race? Minerals? Drugs? Well, yes and no to all.
It is the only way the US can handle any and all problems. The ultimate distraction with an obedient press, and a sure ticket to a protected reelection.
Maybe this time it won’t happen?
Sends us the words and music.
We don’t believe you anymore.