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On Venezuela I don’t think for a second the motivation is oil in Venezuela . The motivation is strategic importance. As an example I’ll use China’s antics in the south Chinese sea and the creation/militarization of islands . Would the world and most importantly the US be a better place if China gets a foothold in Venezuela then Panama and militarizes the Panama canal?
I would like to see us withdraw from world affairs. But then we would be the nice guys and you know what happens the nice guys .
I’m just not comfortable talking about motives and playing politics like we did in Syria then watching 250,000 people die
I pondered a Chinese Russian alliance. But I don’t think it would stand if there was a war.
Not to mention that if china ever decides to use military force for expansion. India Japan and just about everyone else in Asia would instantly be on our side.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: watchitburn
BS There's no good reason for American troops to be in Venezuela. Sanctions, blockades even...fine. But it's their country, they need to throw out the tyrannical socialists themselves. Not our problem.
With that pull out (kinda) in syria and the deals being done with china I was really leaning toward voting for trump in 2020.
If we go to war in venezuela then I am 100% voting for whoever the dem nominee is , no mater who they are. Just as a protest vote.