HEARTLESS: Democrats have really lost their way – Check out this Feb 23d thread from the Junior Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy –
Democrats need to be careful about a potential trap being set by Trump et al in Venezuela. Cheering humanitarian convoys sounds like the right thing to do, but what if it’s not about the aid? What if the real agenda is laying a pretext for war? Follow my logic for a second.
Trump, the president who is removing troops from foreign countries, wants to send aid to starving people as a pretext for war in a foreign country? Oooookay.
First, so secret Trump has been talking up war with Maduro since 2017, when he repeatedly asked McMaster for a plan to overthrow Maduro. New McCabe book confirms Now, Trump says “all options are on the table” and Rubio objects to Senate resolution that forbids war.
McCabe? Riiight. We should totes listen to anything HE says about Trump. /sarc
I want aid to get to Venezuelans. But let’s be honest – Venezuela didn’t just lurch into humanitarian crisis. The aid is being sent there now as part of a regime change strategy. Many are hoping that it will be the match that lights a civil war against Maduro.
“It’s been going on a long time, so no point in helping now.” Or something.
Senator Rubio rushed to tweet out reports today of Maduro allies firing into Colombian territory, warning that the “the United States WILL help Columbia confront any aggression against them.” Venezuela ordered Colombian diplomats out in 24 hours, ramping up the crisis.
Senator, I’m pretty sure that coming to the defense of an ally is not the same as starting a war.
Maduro is evil, and the U.S. should pursue a strategy to undermine him and prompt new elections. No one can defend what he has done to Venezuela. But it’s quite a different thing for the U.S. to incite a civil war with no real plan for how it ends (sound familiar?).
Trump should do whatever he can to undermine Maduro, just so long as his opponents don’t get too feisty?
And finally – and perhaps most importantly – go look up the 1947 Rio Treaty, It’s a western hemisphere mutual defense treaty, and may not require a war declaration if Trump is legitimately coming to the defense of Colombia. Don’t think the Venezuela hawks don’t know this.
Return to Trump’s oft-repeated statements against putting U.S. troops in harm’s way on behalf of a foreign nation.
- Leaving Venezuelans starving and dying in Chris’ warped little mind so long as he can dunk on Trump.
- Chris Murphy. The pro-starvation Democrat.
Senator Murphy is no raw newbie like AOC:
- 2013 – Present: Junior U.S. Senator from Connecticut since 2013.
- 2007 – 2013: U.S. Representatives from Connecticut’s 5th congressional district.
- 2003 – 2007: Connecticut Senate.
- 1999 – 2003: Connecticut House of Representatives.