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Trump says he’s considering military response to Venezuela

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posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 02:11 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: jacobe001
The worse part in all this is Trump was a draft dodger when he needed to have skin in the game.


Skin in the game doesn't matter. Any effective leader should have no trouble ordering people to fight and die, regardless of relationship.

Plus, the mortality rate in our military these days is pretty low, even combat troops are statistically safer than pizza delivery drivers.


Dafuq.. Pizza delivery drivers huh? Care to have me escort you through the local VA hospital and show you some of the carnage suffered in war? You need to learn some respect for military personnel. A good leader should consider all options before sending troops onto a battlefield. Wars would unfold differently if those issuing the orders weren't sitting in offices and were fighting alongside the troops.
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posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 03:34 AM
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As a Venezuelan born, I can tell almost nobody in this thread understands why the people of Venezuela will most likely never be able to get out of their particular by themselves.

To the one saying let's just send humanitarian aid, how do you propose to send it? You think the government of Maduro will allow that? .

Lots of nonsense being spew here. And lots of hate too. Everyone should kiss their ground and thank that Trump is president right now. He sometimes opens his mouth too much, but he is doing all the right things with little to no help. He is also putting lots of pressure to ensure that the famiy of Chavez and all of those who have stole from the people, that are now living like millionaires in brickell ave have no access to their money by freezing their assets. Maduro already asked to talk to him.

You all have no idea of the day to day of people there. And do not understand the idiosyncrasy of their culture.
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posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 03:50 AM
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a reply to: Cosmology




You all have no idea of the day to day of people there. And do not understand the idiosyncrasy of their culture.


This is the point good sir that some of us would rely on first hand testimony from people like yourself.

We are limited on information as you know so please use this opportunity to pass on what in formation you are able to share .....




posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 04:16 AM
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Well at least a buck private could probably get all the hookers and blow he ever wanted even on his measly salary there



posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: jacobe001


I know Venezuelans here in US, my opinion is based in what they told me. What are your sources?



posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: Anathros
Dafuq.. Pizza delivery drivers huh? Care to have me escort you through the local VA hospital and show you some of the carnage suffered in war? You need to learn some respect for military personnel. A good leader should consider all options before sending troops onto a battlefield. Wars would unfold differently if those issuing the orders weren't sitting in offices and were fighting alongside the troops.


I was referring to numbers killed, not wounded.

A good leader should consider all options but I don't think it would benefit us to put high ranking politicians on the field. That just creates high value targets that make things harder for the troops. Worst case scenario it gets more of them killed having to defend someone. The generals already visit the field when necessary and that's good enough for me.

If we're going to use force, I want us to be using it for the right reasons, I don't think we have the right reasons in this case. We've tried this same thing too many times, and it has always backfired.



posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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Trump says he’s considering military response to Venezuela


Because that always works out so well for the people of the target country.

When is the last time a US military response/intervention went well for either the people of the country intervened (especially them), or the US, for that matter?

Smh. Things go round and round.

Some people never learn.



posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

The generals already visit the field when necessary and that's good enough for me.



Speaking from experience (42 months in Iraq) - Generals fly in the last few days of the month and stay for the first few days of the next month and then leave.

Example:
Dec 29 - Jan 03
Feb 26 - Mar 03
Apr 28 - May 03
Etc - etc

What this does is gives them three -four days per month in theater allowing them to claim both imminent danger/hostile fire pay for the month (for them and cadre) as well as claim the entire month of "service" in theater towards the campaign (for themselves and cadre).

Generals (which we have about five times more than we need) are not really required for the military to function properly. They are figureheads and mouthpieces and as such are indeed a liability.

Politicians should never be in the field and should never even be involved with the conduct of warfare. War is final result of negotiations. It means the politicians have failed to do their job. Once it has been decided that war is the solution it is the military's role to reach a conclusion as rapidly as possible. When politicians become involved it results in failure. We have seen this play out numerous times in recent history.

What could possibly be more of an oxymoron than constrained warfare?
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posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Outlier13

I think THEY prefer the FESTERING principal where Venezuela invades OTHER countries using communist revolutions as the same ol lame-o.
Too bad THEY will have clean up Obama's legacies.



posted on Aug, 13 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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People are so dumb. The states have a military action plan for everything that's happening in th e world. Doesnt mean they're actually going to use military action. Trump is just being an idiot by telling the truth instead of hiding it. If anyone believes that the same thing wasn't going on during obama's terms you are dumb. Obama was just smart enough not to say it out loud. If you don't plan for every possible outcome no matter how remote it may be you are not doing your job



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Ah i love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning. I guess nobody has any idea what's going on in Venezuela right now but hey blaming Trump is far easier then just doing a quick research of their dire situation. Maduro disarmed the civilan population and is killing them left and right but who cares about that no bashing Trump that's the real important issue here.

Civilian death toll rises to a 100

You people are pathetic.




The federal government of the USA kills thousands of American citizens every year. Does that mean that we (the rest of the world) can invade and dismantle it?

I bet your petty PR piece on a "100" dead civilians doesn't mention CIA involvement and subsequent terror tactics used by "moderate opposition". Or the fact that it's open knowledge that the USA did all of this before in Venezuela, including the deployment of snipers that shot civilians and police randomly; and much like with the snipers who instigated the Maidan riots in Ukraine, these snipers were initially portrayed as police indiscriminately killing civilians.

Are you Americans capable of remembering recent history or are you too distracted as you foam from the mouth at the thought of decimating yet another sovereign country?



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The Venezuela crisis could turn into a refugee crisis, as people are leaving that country in masses. So maybe intervening sooner than later will prevent many other problems.
To the people just saying it's none of our business, think about this, if your neighbors house is on fire would you sit there just watching it burn? Or would you call 911 before your house catches fire as well?



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Meinherzbrennt
a reply to: xuenchen

The Venezuela crisis could turn into a refugee crisis, as people are leaving that country in masses. So maybe intervening sooner than later will prevent many other problems.
To the people just saying it's none of our business, think about this, if your neighbors house is on fire would you sit there just watching it burn? Or would you call 911 before your house catches fire as well?


I think the issue is the same people that want to go in and liberate Venezuela, and accept refugees now because Trump is saying it, are the same ones who were against Middle East intervention, and turning away Syrian refugees because Obama said it. The reverse also holds true.

The partisian game is strong on this issue.




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