The economic sanctions on Venezuela annoy me. While I don't want the Venezuelan people to have to suffer, I was hoping that their burned hand might teach them a lesson about socialism. Instead, now Maduro and the international left can point to U.S. sanctions as why things are bad in Venezuela, instead of letting the blame fall squarely where it belongs.
Also, what is it with tinpot dictators and medals? (See photo at the link). Is there some sort of strongman 'pieces of flair' minimum?
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What are he odds of a CIA driven effort to arm and equip a resistance movement? Block Cuba and establish a Maduro-free section, then commence systematically and incrementally annex section until they leave the country.
Then get the hell out.
It seems less cruel than a block aid on a country already suffering a food crises.
Folks there is no cure for Venezuela. The people still think of Chavez as some sort of deity. They are not smart enough to realize the current situation in Venezuela is the fruits of his labor. They truly think he was on the right course and Maduro screw it up. Like the young generation in the US they are lazy and expect the government to take care of them. Socialism is just great and if implemented correctly it is utopia. Well many have tried and they all have failed.