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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #110 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 11:31am
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Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has accused the United States of plotting to invade Venezuela and overthrow his government.

The Venezuelan navy stopped two ships exploring for oil for Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) off Guyana’s coast.

In response to the event, the U.S. State Department said Venezuela had behaved “aggressively” and called on the country to “respect international law and the rights of its neighbors.”

“It is evident that the U.S. government is interfering in a matter that is not at all incumbent upon it, with the goal of promoting corporate interests closely linked to the Washington ruling elite.”  said the Venezuelan foreign ministry spokesman.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guyana-venezuela-oil/venezuela-calls-us-comme...
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #111 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:53pm
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Venezuela is seeing the very same political upheaval that currently plagues the US:  The Venezuelan Parliament is obstructing Prez Maduro at every turn, just as US Congress obstructs Prez Trump:

Juan Gerardo Guaido Marquez, head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament challenged President Nicolas Maduro today, saying he is ready to assume country's presidency himself until free and fair elections can be held.

"The Constitution gives me the legitimacy to exercise the charge of the presidency of the Republic to call elections, but I need the support of the citizens to make it happen." said Guaido-Marquez

Iris Valera, Venezuela's Minister for Penitentiary Affairs, said she already has a cell ready for Guaido-Marquez:

"I hope you quickly name your cabinet to know who will accompany you,"   [LOL]

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/venezuela-congress-leader-challenges-madu...
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #112 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 6:43pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:53pm:
Venezuela is seeing the very same political upheaval that currently plagues the US:  The Venezuelan Parliament is obstructing Prez Maduro at every turn, just as US Congress obstructs Prez Trump:

I don't think you can compare them yet Chief, but as I think you noted, we are safest when the government is gridlocked.
  
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Reply #113 - Jan 19th, 2019 at 5:33am
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Jeff wrote on Dec 24th, 2018 at 5:10pm:
I'm intrigued here What If?, Tell me the whole story. Thanks.

BTW, is it OK if I call you "?" ?


You can call me "?".

I never asked him the specifics but I heard a few different ways he and other managed it. One trick was to fly via transit through Panama. They can withdraw USD in a cash machine there without going through immigration - so no visa was required.

I don't know if this is still possible though.

Still haven't heard from him.  Undecided
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #114 - Jan 19th, 2019 at 8:25am
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What If? wrote on Jan 19th, 2019 at 5:33am:
You can call me "?".

I never asked him the specifics but I heard a few different ways he and other managed it. One trick was to fly via transit through Panama. They can withdraw USD in a cash machine there without going through immigration - so no visa was required.

I don't know if this is still possible though.

Still haven't heard from him.  Undecided
Who puts the money in the "cash machine" for him to withdraw?

You're saying he can fly from Panama into the U.S. without a visa?

  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #115 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:37pm
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Big Developments In Venezuela Today

Venezuela Socialist Leader Nicolas Maduro has announced he will break diplomatic relations with the United States after Prez Trump recognized the leader of the opposition as interim president.

Juan Guaido, opposition leader, was met with cheering support after naming himself interim president.

Much rioting continues.  . . . At least six people have died during protests as hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans marched against Maduro.

Maduro expelled all US diplomats from the country. They are given 72 hours to leave.

https://news.sky.com/story/venezuelan-opposition-leader-declares-himself-preside...

Shit is gonna hit the fan.  I hope Trump doesn't use the US military to intervene. That would be a (politically) fatal mistake.
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #116 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:59pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:37pm:
Big Developments In Venezuela Today

Venezuela Socialist Leader Nicolas Maduro has announced he will break diplomatic relations with the United States after Prez Trump recognized the leader of the opposition as interim president.

Juan Guaido, opposition leader, was met with cheering support after naming himself interim president.

Much rioting continues.  . . . At least six people have died during protests as hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans marched against Maduro.

Maduro expelled all US diplomats from the country. They are given 72 hours to leave.

https://news.sky.com/story/venezuelan-opposition-leader-declares-himself-preside...

Shit is gonna hit the fan.  I hope Trump doesn't use the US military to intervene. That would be a (politically) fatal mistake.
Not having diplomatic relations with Maduro's flunkies will hurt us how?

You don't think CIA operatives (and others) have been active in Venezuela all along? I bet they sabotaged the Glorious Venezuelan Experiment and caused the current havoc and suffering.

We'll be lucky if Maduro doesn't declare war on us! Shocked
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #117 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 5:36pm
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Jeff wrote on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:59pm:
You don't think CIA operatives (and others) have been active in Venezuela all along?

The CIA has been very active in Venezuela.  I believe they will continue to be, even after all US diplomats have left.

Jeff wrote on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:59pm:
We'll be lucky if Maduro doesn't declare war on us! Shocked

The puny Venezuelan Army is not a threat to the US: 

Venezuela's Military leaders are “not in the slightest bit concerned about maintaining their professional commitments,” said the high-ranking military officer. “They’re concerned about protecting themselves.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-military/caracas-spring-no...
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #118 - Jan 24th, 2019 at 11:14am
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Things are heating up. 

SoS Mike Pompeo was asked about US Military intervention in Venezuela:

"all options are on the table."

He made it clear that the US will take 'appropriate action' if Nicolas Maduro tries to remove any American diplomats.

Juan Guaido, the new leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has declared himself interim president - he said it is the only way to end the Maduro 'dictatorship' in Venezuela.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6626397/Showdown-Venezuela-Secretary-St...

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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #119 - Jan 24th, 2019 at 12:39pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 24th, 2019 at 11:14am:
Things are heating up. 

SoS Mike Pompeo was asked about US Military intervention in Venezuela:

"all options are on the table."

He made it clear that the US will take 'appropriate action' if Nicolas Maduro tries to remove any American diplomats.

Juan Guaido, the new leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has declared himself interim president - he said it is the only way to end the Maduro 'dictatorship' in Venezuela.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6626397/Showdown-Venezuela-Secretary-St...

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Indeed:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-warns-u-s-against-military-interventio...

When exactly did we abandon the Monroe Doctrine? And why?
  
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