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Saturday, August 12, 2017

POTUS will not rule out bombing the s*** out of Venezuela/NoKo

President Trump will not rule out a military strike on Venezuela in spite of his bellicose warning to North Korea about the possibility of a U.S. military action there.

Mr. Trump kept the military option on the table with Venezuela, but he did not give a lot of details to his statement. At the same time, the president stepped up his rhetoric with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a press conference at his Bedminster, N.J. golf course on Friday.

"I'm not going to rule out a military option," he told reporters when asked about Venezuela. "Venezuela is a mess," he said.

According to CNN, the word 'mess' is code for 'I support the white supremacists.'

"We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary," Trump said.

According to MSNBC's Chris Matthews, the term 'military option' is code for 'Obama led from behind and is a Nancy boy who refused to take action'.

Trump's statements came a day after President Nicolás Maduro said in a speech to the new constituent assembly that he hoped to speak with President Trump by phone or meet him when he [Maduro] visits the U.S. in September for the UN General Assembly.

"If he is so interested in Venezuela, here I am," Maduro said Thursday. "Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand."

It isn't clear if Maduro was teasing Trump about hand size, but the possibility is real.

Maduro reiterated his criticism of Trump as the leader of an "imperial power," calling him a threat to the global order. Upon hearing those words, Rosie O'Donnell offered to engage in sex with the socialist dictator in spite of her usual sexual preference.

"With Donald Trump, a dangerous class of lobbyists, multimillionaires and extreme right-wingers reached the presidency, capturing all of the positions of power in the government," Maduro said. "Today, they are threatening world peace."

Venezuela's Information Minister Ernesto Villegas tweeted Friday that Mr. Trump's comments are "the gravest and most insolent threat ever made against the fatherland of Bolivar."

A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that the Department of Defense has no orders from Trump regarding Venezuela (aka the 'fatherland of Bolivar') and referred all questions back to the White House.

The White House later explained that Maduro had requested a call from Trump but POTUS refused the request citing Maduro's steps that the U.S. is characterizing as "the path of dictatorship" the White House said. 

The steps in that pathway to dictatorship appear to be heading in the same direction as our judiciary when it comes to undermining executive decisions.

"The United States stands with the people of Venezuela in the face of their continued oppression by the Maduro regime. President Trump will gladly speak with the leader of Venezuela as soon as democracy is restored in that country," a White House spokesman, who wishes to remain anonymous in case Mr. Trump changes his mind, said.

The question remains then, why is President Trump taking phone calls from Vladimir Putin?

Venezuela has been experiencing antigovernment protests and about 120 people have been killed in the last four months, according to Luisa Ortega, the country's former attorney general who was ousted from office for her activism against dictator Maduro.

Some opposition supporters of Maduro have mixed reactions to Trump's words.

"I'm worried by these remarks because they could deepen the political, social and economic crisis the country," Caracas advertising agent Carmen Gonzalez said.

More radical opponents of the government believe that military action is the only way to get rid of the authoritarian government.

"This government has ruined us, has destroyed this country. I don't see this [military] option as bad as long as this government goes," said Angelica Azuaje, a Venezuelan architect.

However, some political analysts believe that Trump's comments might bolster Maduro by seeming to affirm what the late, not so great Hugo Chávez and Maduro had been saying about the U.S. being out to get the country's Socialist government.

On the other hand, the fact that the people are experiencing firsthand the failings of the socialist government, might not sway the people to go along with the program.

And providing them with toilet paper would be nice.