Skip to comments.This Is Why Trump Is Threatening A New Embargo On Cuba
Posted on 04/30/2019 4:14:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating. Throughout the day, protests have erupted. Supporters and opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro are once facing off after months of economic destitution that has left the beacon of 21stCentury Socialism an absolute hellhole. Youve all read the reports. Medicals supplies are absent, hunger is rampant, and inflation is through the roof. No one is safe from economic blight, except Maduro. Venezuelans from all social classes have suffered. Theres footage of people eating out of trashcans. Zoo animals are being killed for food. Venezuelan children are now being forced into prostitution in order to eat. Its a nightmare, but onward comrades is the mantra of the current government, which has devolved into a de facto dictatorship.
Now, President Trump has threatened Venezuelas ally, Cuba, with a new and aggressive embargo, demanding their security forces end military operations in the country (via Reuters):
If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete.... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2019
....embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2019
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States would hit Cuba with sanctions and an embargo if it continued its military support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba, Trump said on Twitter. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!
Cuba has denied it has troops on the ground, though theyre as about as trustworthy as North Korea. There are definitely security forces protecting Maduro, which was discussed last February (via Fox News)
Venezuelas disputed and embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is so fearful of his own people that he has called on Cuban guards to serve as his security detail, a top U.S. military official said.
Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Maduro, fearing for his own safety, has completely surround[ed] himself with Cuban security. I think its a good sense of where the loyalty of the Venezuelan people are, that his immediate security force is made up of Cubans, Faller told the committee.
Trump wants to be the one to take them down. Internal meltdown is the only way. I just wish Fidel would be alive to see it happen. Raul can hopefully tell him wherever they end up. The feather in Trump’s cap would be rubbing it in the noses of Cuba’s friends in the Hollywood community. That includes the Kenyan’s friend Gloria Estefan.
I feel down sometimes, but behold what it is now to be a lefty:
1. Trump facing strong re-election chances
2. One of the last commie outposts going down
3. AOC looking like a valley girl
4. People doubting the major networks more and more
OTHERS I missed..?
Trump wants to be the one to take them down.
I’m still waiting for him to close the border with Mexico down.
I'm going to shut down the government if I don't get a wall!
I'm going to shut the border down if illegal immigration does not stop.
I'm going to declassify documentation pertaining to the Russian hoax if this impeachment talk doesn't stop!
I'm going to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities.
I'm going to bus illegals to sanctuary cities.
There are more. The problem is democraps are seeing through Trump
Embargo? We are sending food and medicine.
Maduro refuses it.
We already took your best and brightest.
I for one will not flame you. Nothing you said is untrue.
Too many threats, too little follow up.
Yeah but i’m too lazy to list more and these are big ones and will do :)
We already took your best and brightest.
and the richest who are now in Florida.
This has to be lies. Socialism is a paradise. Self sustaining. Cant stop the huge influx of people from America wanting to live down there in socialist heaven.
Im still waiting for him to stop taking in muslims.
Maybe a blockade? Shut down oil and gas importation by Cuber.
I think it was Bush that convinced the successful Chavez coup military officers to release Chavez. Then Chavez killed them.
President Trump should just appoint socialist comrade Bernie Sanders as Ambassador to Venezuela, he can take Hollywood with him and show Maduro how Socialism is supposed to work.
We have heard much talk on the border while illegal entries are at an all time high. Now the talk shifts to Cuba. Waiting here to see what happens.....if anything.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Russia's push into Ukraine has put many on edge. But less known is that Russia is also strengthening its military links south of the Rio Grande and re-establishing itself as a power in the region.
Vladimir Putin has been strengthening military links here, and Russia is now the largest arms dealer to governments in Latin America, surpassing the United States.
Russia has even floated the possibility of building new military bases in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and putting its warships permanently in the Caribbean.
In the midst of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov recently visited Cuba, Peru, Chile, and Nicaragua, where he announced that Russia would also pour money into the new Central American canal project. ..."
BY: Bill Gertz
February 20, 2015
Russia agreed to provide military training for three leftist regimes in Latin America and increase military visits and exercises following a visit last week to the region by Moscow's Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, Pentagon officials said.
Shoygu met with defense and military leaders in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and signed several agreements on warship visits and military training during the visit, which ran from Feb. 11 to 14. It is not clear whether any new arms deals were completed during the visit.
Defense officials said the Russian leader is seeking bases in the region for strategic bomber flights that Shoygu recently promised would include flights over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
Dozens of supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido converged Tuesday on the now-shuttered Venezuelan embassy in Washington, clashing with pro-regime activists who have been camped out at the building for weeks in support of embattled Nicolas Maduro.
.... In Washington, flag-waving and national-anthem singing demonstrators, many of whom were born in Venezuela, quickly outnumbered those from the anti-war group Code Pink gathered to support Maduro's regime.
.... "This group the Code Pink has taken the embassy," Gandullia said. "We want to enter. We want to take over. And demonstrate that it belongs to us." Activists from Code Pink, which protests U.S. support for Guaido, have been living and protesting at the embassy for weeks.
.... In interviews, these protesters emphasized that they are from Venezuela unlike many of the Code Pink protesters.
"Those people right there, theyre not Venezuelan. They dont have a passport. They dont have our IDs," ....
"They are communists, socialists with Maduro," he added. "Im anti-Maduro. And Im here representing my people."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Cindy Sheehan, Jodie Evans, Hugo Chavez,
Medea Benjamin [co-founder Code Pink]
Code Pink 'Bundles' for Barack, 4/14/2008
"The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink [Jodie Evans] has bundled more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obamas presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money."
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