HybridAmbassador wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:35 pm
at46 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:10 pm
The money is secondary, especially since the Venezuelan pretty boy promised to pay it back to both China and Russia if he comes to power. What Russia stands to loose is the reputation of being able to protect a country from US military aggression. I don't think it'll come to that - there'll be no intervention. Too many people are making a lot of money from grey trading of Venezuelan oil and gold and stand to make even more the longer this show goes on. The crisis is all fizzle and no steak. Trump needs it to push through the wall, especially given Mexico's conveniently contrarian stance. Once the wall is approved, everyone will forget about Venezuela.
Money is secondary to Putin? Hmmm, he just changed mother Russia's SS beneficiary age to 65 and older when average Russian life span is limited to age 60! He is craving for money,money and more money, so if this, Maduro to go down, he will be in a very bad situation with the Russian people ....
Meh, I'm sorry, but you have no clue. Here's something much more intelligent, if you can actually follow it.
Trump’s tweets on Venezuela actually strengthened Maduro instead of hurting him. The threat of open and brazen interference only helped mobilize Maduro’s fans. If you want to stage a color revolution in Venezuela, you don’t wait till after Maduro’s inauguration to begin the attack.
The freshly minted Latin American lefty connected with US Dems is not Trump’s puppet, because these are the very same Dems who are scheming to impeach that very same Trump. Trump gave only virtual support to the Venezuelan Democrat, while giving real support to Maduro, so that Venezuelan generals, who have no desire to fight with their neighbors and are fully prepared to compromise with NY and London financiers, would lean more heavily on secret services informally headed by the former Venezuelan Vice-President Cabello.
Vice-President Cabello, who is being investigated by the same New York prosecutors that are also pursuing Trump. The investigation has to do with his links to the Colombian "guerrillas". Interestingly, the Bush clan is also linked to the same guerrillas, and Bush protégé in power these days is Bolton.
Thus, Trump's virtual intervention in Venezuela was aimed at preserving the status quo and balance of forces in Caracas, supporting local secret services closely tied with the Bushists. An attempt by Trump’s opponents to sway the situation in a sensitive geopolitical area and thus force him out from his hardened defense position, failed. Furthermore, Trump and Bolton managed to use their opponents’ initiative to spur their own political attack and regain initiative in Congress. The best thing is that the initiative was virtual and required no real action, just like the shutdown.
Trump’s continued pressure on the Dems with the shutdown was beginning to cost him. So he simply suspended it for a while, putting it on the back burner until the next opportune moment. Now he’s got an even better pretext for the potential national emergency on the Mexican border after Mexico turned out in support of Maduro.
All the talk of the virtual war in the Columbian jungle helps divert attention from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which, under different circumstances, would have been used for a massive info attack on Trump. Europeans were also happy to see Washington establishment divert their attention to inter-American affairs and, therefore, gave them all the virtual support they could muster.