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Trump Recognizes Guaido as Venezuela Leader, Challenging Maduro

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posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 12:30 PM
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Trump shouldn't be meddling in affairs of another country.
Trump Recognizes Guaido as Venezuela Leader, Challenging Maduro




President Donald Trump recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela minutes after the opposition leader declared himself the head of state, in the U.S.’s most provocative move yet against the leftist regime of Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, 35, is the president of the Venezuela National Assembly, which Maduro doesn’t recognize.

Juan Guaido Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg “In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant,” Trump said in a statement. “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.”




posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 12:32 PM
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don't be fooled by this. The Only reason the Trump admin recognized Guaido as Venezuela Leader is because of the oil reserves. And mainly because the Trump admin is in bed with Interventionists and Neocons.

Trump yet again is meddling in affairs of another country, while risking his own presidency at home by doing this. Not very MAGA.
edit on 23-1-2019 by AtlasHawk because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 12:43 PM
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Sounds like Venezuela is due for a little Iraqi-style American freedom. And by that I mean bombs.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

From what i understand the Russians have base there, Trump seems to be committing political suicide going up agaisnt he campaigned in 2016.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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Imagine deciding who another countries "President" is...



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
Imagine deciding who another countries "President" is...

You mean like how Obama decided that Assad wasn't the legitimate president of Syria?

For the record, I think Trump should stay out of this. Let Venezuela fall on its own sword.

But in all fairness, consider what has happened. In the last elections, an anti-Maduro opposition party won a majority in the Venezuelan parliament. The Venezuelan supreme court (who are cronies of Maduro) responded by declaring the election illegitimate and suspending parliament. I'm sure XAnarchistX will agree that is pretty much the dictionary definition of despotism.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:06 PM
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60 other countries have rejected Maduro's legitimacy, so it's not just the U.S.


Guaido has sought a transition government and has called for new elections. Guaido and his supporters say Maduro’s latest term is illegitimate; about 60 countries concluded the election was fraudulent.

Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who has pressed for U.S. action against Maduro, praised Trump’s move.




posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:06 PM
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LOL, am I really seing leftists-globalists calling out Trump for "meddling" in foreign nations?

Is this the 2019 collusion season for you guys?



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Just like how they see Assad as "illegitimate" because Assad doesnt want those Jihadists to take over his country. The more i look into Guaido the more he reminds me of a CIA puppet. A young puppet who would be willing to give all of the oil to America for a price.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Here’s the letter from the organization of international observers about the UN appraisal of the elections in Venezuela. You are spouting lies, and supporting lies created by TPTB in order to set the stage for an undemocratic coup, or a war if that fails. Stop spreading and supporting the mistruths that add to public support for illegal wars of conquest and acquisition.


“I was a member of a roughly hundred-strong core of observers of the May 20 Venezuelan election. We met senior representatives of all the candidates, and questioned them closely. We met with the president and two vice-presidents of the Supreme Judicial Tribunal. We examined the electoral system in detail and, on election day, observed voting procedures across the country.
We noted, in particular, not only the sophistication of the voting system which, in our collective view, is fraud-proof, but also that every stage, from the vote itself to the collation of returns, their verification and electronic submission, was conducted in the presence of representatives of the contending parties. As for “reporting irregularities”, we would be interested to hear of examples, since the reporting system is exceptionally rigorous and tamper-free. We doubt you have any evidence to back up the EU’s claim of “numerous reporting irregularities”.
We were unanimous in concluding that the elections were conducted fairly, that the election conditions were not biased, that genuine irregularities were exceptionally few and of a very minor nature. There was no vote buying because there is no way that a vote CAN be bought. The procedure itself precludes any possibility of anyone knowing how a voter cast her or his vote; and it is impossible – as we verified – for an individual to vote more than once or for anyone to vote on behalf of someone else.
In short, the claims in your press release are fabrications of the most disgraceful kind, based on hearsay and not on evidence and unworthy of the EU. It has not escaped notice that the EU was invited to send observers to the election and declined to do so. NONE of the criticism in your EU press release is, therefore, based on direct EU observation in the field.
I would be happy to discuss this further with you and to put you or your colleagues in touch with other observers – among whom were senior politicians, academics, election officials, journalists and civil servants from many different nations including: Spain, UK, Northern Ireland, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Honduras, Italy, several Caribbean countries, South Africa, Tunisia, China, Russia,and the United States (sic).
Yours sincerely,
Jeremy Fox, journalist / writer
Jospeh Farrell, Board of the Centre for Investigative Journalism
Calvin Tucker, journalist MS
Dr Francisco Dominguez, Latin American Studies, Middlesex University”



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: AtlasHawk

So you'd rather have a dictator who lets his people starve?

Do you know how much a bread is worth right now in Venezuela?

They need to carry boxes loaded with money to buy lunch.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: underwerks



what about a Berlin Airlift style dropping of food
That's nicer.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: vinifalou
I’m absolutely positive that if the US got out of meddling in Venezuela, their people would be fine. And if you really cared about dictators letting people starve you wouldn’t be on here complaining about Maduro, you’d be complaining about the sanctions your nation levies all over the world causing starvation and worse. Or the wars for profit similarly all over, that have destroyed millions of lives, numerous nations, etc. the US has literally ruined the lives of generations in its persuit of profit, power, and continued hegemony.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Did I defend Obama?

I 'agree' that ALL states/Governments should be destroyed, So I Don't' support any president/government/state/election etc etc etc

So, any other country can just declare that Trump is not the recognised president...



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
Imagine deciding who another countries "President" is...


Maybe if the people could decide you'd have a point. But they can't, so you don't.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf
But, they did. As stated clearly by the organization for international observers. Which I posted. Deny ignorance.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

how...how does that make sense...



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: vinifalou





So you'd rather have a dictator who lets his people starve?

Here we go with this nonsense. Look at Libya today do you think is a far better country then it was under Gaddafi? Libya today is a failed state with four different factions fighting for the control of the country, among the mist there are the criminals and human traffickers taking the advantage of this chaos.
Do you somehow see that Venezuela will be better off after this so called regime change? get a reality check.

America is allowing Saudi Arabia to starve Yemeni civilians and children, freely with no MSM criticism or attacks by the UN. The UN is allowing it to happen. You don't see that often in the news anymore.






Do you know how much a bread is worth right now in Venezuela?

And somehow you think magically that the prices of bread and food will somehow be better after the git rid of Chavistas?



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
a reply to: Propagandalf

how...how does that make sense...


Their elections were a sham.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: Propagandalf

originally posted by: XAnarchistX
a reply to: Propagandalf

how...how does that make sense...


Their elections were a sham.


One could argue the same about the 2016 American elections.



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