So did you know that Donald Trump really wants to invade Venezuela?

By | 2018-07-05T06:17:35+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Nope, neither did I.

Courtesy of the AP:

As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can’t the U.S. just simply invade the troubled country?

The suggestion stunned those present at the meeting, including U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, both of whom have since left the administration. This account of the previously undisclosed conversation comes from a senior administration official familiar with what was said.

In an exchange that lasted around five minutes, McMaster and others took turns explaining to Trump how military action could backfire and risk losing hard-won support among Latin American governments to punish President Nicolas Maduro for taking Venezuela down the path of dictatorship, according to the official. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

But Trump pushed back. Although he gave no indication he was about to order up military plans, he pointed to what he considered past cases of successful gunboat diplomacy in the region, according to the official, like the invasions of Panama and Grenada in the 1980s.

The idea, despite his aides’ best attempts to shoot it down, would nonetheless persist in the president’s head.

According to the article, this was by no means the only time that Trump brought his up, in fact, he did so over, and over again. 

So far Trump has been stymied, but I could not help but notice that he got rid of just about all of the naysayers. 

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4 Comments

  1. Beaglemom July 4, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t think he knows where it is but I bet he really wants a hotel there.

  2. freckles July 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Trump is aching for a major military conflict to take the nation’s attention away from Mueller’s investigation.

  3. Lewsiffer July 4, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    OT but Daily Mail has a photo spread on the Palin’s celebration of Willow’s impending wedding, and it’s happening at the Scottsdale home, the one supposedly “sold” in 2016. Looks like they “sold” it into another family LLC. No big surprise but Willow looks preggers, family tradition ya know, being knocked up before the actual marriage.

    • Anonymous July 5, 2018 at 5:20 am

      I am the furthest thing from a Palin supporter, but who cares. So she’s getting married, and they have a naughty baby shower. Willow has always packed the pounds, as does Piper, doesn’t mean pregnancy.

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