Skip to comments.Trump administration levies devastating sanctions against Venezuela
Posted on 01/28/2019 5:56:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Trump administration on Monday announced devastating sanctions against Venezuela in an effort to pressure President Nicolás Maduro to step aside as the countrys opposition leader vowed to take control of the oil rich country.
National-security adviser John Bolton said penalties would be imposed on Venezuelas state-owned oil company as President Trump recognized self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaidó as the countrys legitimate leader.
While announcing the hefty sanctions, Bolton did not rule out the use of military force as a means to oust Maduro.
The president has made it clear that all options are on the table, Bolton told reporters in the White House briefing room. We also today call on the Venezuelan military and security forces to accept the peaceful, democratic and constitutional transfer of power.... .
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Let’s hope for a bloodless coup.
Their refugees will precipitate a national security emergency for the U.S., LOL!
Good catch. Big Media wouldn’t have wanted that description used for any of their god the Fraud’s “Arab spring” revolutions.
Maduro will attack the US, lose, then ask for help like in WW2 and Germany.
The U.S. should be prepared to send massive shipments of food, water, medical supplies and other emergency supplies and MAKE IT WELL KNOWN THAT WE ARE PREPARED TO DO THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER MADURA IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!
The Mouse That Roared?
Better US having that oil than the Russians or Chinese.
Now that they've had to suffer through years of BS from Chavez and Maduro, it's less likely that they'll fall for that **** again -- and because President Trump waited to get involved (and so far, no troops), pro-US sentiment will be very high. Oh, and we **** Putin, Castro, Ortega, and all the leftist trash in our own country.
Know who will be real upset about this? The Kennedy “heating oil giveaway” non-profit (one of the Kennedys making 600K a year “selling” Venezuelan heating oil in MA).Citizen’s Energy—a real subsidy scam they worked up— but they had deals running with Venezuelan socialists, and raked off big percentages.
Also... the nationalized Venezuelan oil/gas company— in the US is known at CITGO. Watch the price of their gas go off the charts— or not, and be under margined at a loss.
Pretty blatant anti-Venezuela propaganda, considering the Venezeuela legislature elected him.
“Maduro will attack the US, lose, then ask for help like in WW2 and Germany.”
What’s he going to do, fart in our general direction?
The Chavez and Meduro governments owed a lot of money to the Russians.
Meduro just signed a big deal with the Russians in the last 2 months, to take control of Venezueala’s energy sector.
These actions taken by Trump are designed to add significant pressure on Meduro’s tyranny, and if successful, will dramatically and negatively impact Kremlin/Putin objectives in Latin America!
As stated before, Trump is Putin’s worst nightmare!
And the Kremlin and Putin knew this from studying Trump, well before the election.
Even if wrong at times, Trumps patriotism and loyalty to the US and our Constitution is evident in interviews which are decades old.
As had been discussed previously, the Kremlin and Putin were really concerned Trump might win the presidency, and agents from the Kremlin actively conspired and provided false information to the DNC/HRC/Obama effort to stop Trump, or carry out a Coup.
Trump is making Russia desperate, and causing the Kremlin to expose some of its long range plans.
“Better US having that oil than the Russians or Chinese. “
There is a bigger problem here. The only refineries that can process Venezuelan Crude, outside of their own country are in the US. The oil there is very heavy and cannot be readily refined in most refineries.
“Venezuela’s crude oil is very heavy by international standards, and as a result much of it must be processed by specialized domestic and international refineries”
If Trump survives the Kremlin/DNC Coup attempt, and REAL treason, and is finally, somehow, successful in exposing the DNC/Kremlin conspiracy, and Trump continues to interrupt Russias larger scheme to gain geopolitical control or dominance of EU economic and military policy, through the control of energy flow into Europe, Moscow and the DNC could really go down!
None of the previous three presidents would stand in Putins way and design for Europe.
It is quite clear, Putin’s desire was to cause chaos in the West, and through control of energy to Central and Western Europe, strategically impact European economic and foreign policy. The only way to do this was and is to regain dominance throughout the energy producing Middle East. This would also put Moscow in a much more decisive long range position with China.
While so much damage was done to put Moscow in this position by previous administrations, Trump has still gone all in to stop Putin!
As stated before, there is huge US build-up in Europe, missile defense across much of Europe, F-35s, heavy armor and troops in Constanta, A-10s in the Carpathians, Javelin missiles to Ukraine, US Navy and Marines running routes like almost never in the Black, big Marine deployments in the Baltics, Norway, Ukraine, Army and Marines in Poland and Hungary, Air Force expansion in Thule and Alaska etc...
Many here will not like all of this, and the MSM anti-American media and press dare not cover this, but it is nonetheless proof Trump is a Russian sized headache in Putin’s head!
Isn’t that what the democrats are trying?
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