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Marco Rubio at Venezuela border warns Maduro's troops against "crime" of blocking aid
CBS ^ | 2/18/2019 | Staff

Posted on 02/18/2019 6:58:20 AM PST by mac_truck

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To: miss marmelstein

I really don’t care what happens to them. They voted for it.


21 posted on 02/18/2019 7:33:03 AM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

I totally agree. My problem is with us giving them or attempting to give them food with our hard-earned bucks.


22 posted on 02/18/2019 7:39:29 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: mac_truck

Wow, I’m shocked at the comments here. Denying food aid to starving people is genuinely a crime against humanity. Plus this policy advances our foreign policy goals. The collapse of Socialism in Venezuela may well lead to it’s collapse in Cuba as the thousands of Cuban “advisers” in that country return home to tell their story to their compatriots.


23 posted on 02/18/2019 7:45:42 AM PST by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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24 posted on 02/18/2019 7:48:26 AM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: mac_truck

I’m no fan of Rubio, but he tends to be more on our side than against us.

While I’d prefer someone more conservative to step up and replace him, there are a lot who need replacing more than him.


25 posted on 02/18/2019 8:10:34 AM PST by unlearner (War is coming.)
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To: Doogle

If this were CNN, he’d be a villain for undermining Maduro, the great social justice monkey-boy.


26 posted on 02/18/2019 8:24:53 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: unlearner

“I’m no fan of Rubio, but he tends to be more on our side than against us.”

Marco is pro open borders, member of the Gang of Eight, never-Trumper, entrenched member of the swamp establishment and known liar. Spoke loudly and clearly against Trump’s declaration of emergency. Really not on our side. Right?

I am a Floridian. All to often, he is taking up where the defeated dem Nelson left off.

He is grandstanding showboat.


27 posted on 02/18/2019 10:28:09 AM PST by Hennible Cobb (Don't wait for orders! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: jalisco555
Wow, I’m shocked at the comments here. Denying food aid to starving people is genuinely a crime against humanity. Plus this policy advances our foreign policy goals. The collapse of Socialism in Venezuela may well lead to it’s collapse in Cuba as the thousands of Cuban “advisers” in that country return home to tell their story to their compatriots.

The Venezuelans got everything they voted for.

How is it a "crime against humanity" for American taxpayers to not want to fund socialist food handouts to #ssh#l#s complaining about going hungry in the socialist system they voted for? Here's an idea - don't vote for socialism and expect the yanquis you hate so damn much to come to your rescue when the predictable results come to fruition.

28 posted on 02/18/2019 12:00:20 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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To: jalisco555

You get the larger picture I see


29 posted on 02/18/2019 1:27:09 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Christians still starved or executed in N. Korea: “Kim Jong Un loves his country” (sic))
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To: Hennible Cobb

“Spoke loudly and clearly against Trump’s declaration of emergency. Really not on our side. Right?”

I retract my tepid support. He needs to be primaried out next time around.

If our legislators will not do the most basic function of their job by protecting citizens from foreign invasion and domestic enemies, they’re useless and need to be gone.


30 posted on 02/18/2019 6:38:13 PM PST by unlearner (War is coming.)
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To: Repeat Offender
The Venezuelans got everything they voted for.

Incorrect.

The Venezuelans in April 2013, in the last presidential election, actually VOTED MADURO OUT OF OFFICE.

However, his supposedly neutral electoral commission, the Consejo Nacional Electora (CNE), supported by the ruling socialist PSUV, shut down election returns on election night, and rigged the final results to show a WIN for MADURO and a loss for democratic opposition leader CAPRILES RADONSKI. The People, the majority in Venezuela outside of the rabid red mobs, the mainstream voted no such way for Maduro and the current slavery they have to endure.

Go check your facts.

31 posted on 02/18/2019 10:11:53 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Christians still starved or executed in N. Korea: “Kim Jong Un loves his country” (sic))
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To: AmericanInTokyo
supported by the ruling socialist PSUV

I wonder who voted for the ruling PSUV? I wondered who voted for Chavez?

Socialism was great so long as the "right people" were in charge, or so they thought. The socialists were voted into office, and never had any intention of giving up power.

It's not who votes that counts - it's who counts the votes......and who counts the votes is who the Venezuelans voted for - the PSUV, which was formed from a number of socialist parties that merged together.

Once the voters swept in the Chavismos - the results were predictable.

Regardless of who is right or wrong - it still doesn't mean the U.S. taxpayer needs to shell out to fix their mess.

32 posted on 02/19/2019 3:15:46 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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To: Repeat Offender

That’s one way of looking at it.


33 posted on 02/20/2019 4:13:28 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Christians still starved or executed in N. Korea: (quote) Kim Jong Un loves his country (unquote))
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To: mac_truck

I vote for Rubio for Prez of Venezuela.


34 posted on 02/22/2019 2:03:33 AM PST by beaversmom (Trump is a bionic, 1-man band. Time for all Repubs to jump on his band-wagon & circle the wagons.)
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