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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

Pompeo says Venezuela's Maduro government is 'illegitimate'

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS JANUARY 12, 2019 / 9:15 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Venezuela’s government under President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate on Saturday and said the United States would work with like-minded countries in Latin America to restore democracy there.

“The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country,” Pompeo told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is on a tour of Middle East countries.

“We are very hopeful we can be a force for good to allow the region to come together to deliver that.”

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Hugh Lawson


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-pompeo/pompeo-says-venezuelas-maduro-government-is-illegitimate-idUSKCN1P60FL



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Reply Pompeo says Venezuela's Maduro government is 'illegitimate' (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2019 OP
PeeJ52 Jan 2019 #1
KCDebbie Jan 2019 #27
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #29
Zoonart Jan 2019 #2
paleotn Jan 2019 #3
George II Jan 2019 #4
Achilleaze Jan 2019 #5
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #31
BlueMTexpat Jan 2019 #6
Cousin Dupree Jan 2019 #7
empedocles Jan 2019 #8
meow2u3 Jan 2019 #9
blueinredohio Jan 2019 #20
Bradical79 Jan 2019 #10
The Liberal Lion Jan 2019 #11
PatSeg Jan 2019 #12
bullwinkle428 Jan 2019 #13
NickB79 Jan 2019 #14
Igel Jan 2019 #18
Efilroft Sul Jan 2019 #15
Farmer-Rick Jan 2019 #16
Takket Jan 2019 #17
Raastan Jan 2019 #19
moondust Jan 2019 #21
Solly Mack Jan 2019 #22
Mosby Jan 2019 #23
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2019 #24
Schmice3 Jan 2019 #25
Iliyah Jan 2019 #26
SomethingNew Jan 2019 #28
Iliyah Jan 2019 #30
SomethingNew Jan 2019 #32
Iliyah Jan 2019 #34
SomethingNew Jan 2019 #35
Maxheader Jan 2019 #33
EX500rider Jan 2019 #36
Maxheader Jan 2019 #37
Turbineguy Jan 2019 #38
Vinca Jan 2019 #39

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:40 AM

1. If anyone knows about illegitimate governments it would be Pompeo

 

up close and personal!

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:27 PM

27. THIS

 

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

29. +1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:40 AM

2. IN light of breaking news about *45 Russia... this is laughable.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:45 AM

3. pots and kettles.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:45 AM

4. That's rich. What is his take on the trump "government"?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:47 AM

5. Oh, really?

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:37 PM

31. Oh crap...I just posted that sentiment above...clearly it's you first. Im deleting. Good one.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:48 AM

6. This is an illegitimate statement from

an illegitimate appointee of an illegitimate "President."

So, while I am not necessarily a Maduro fan, I give Pompeo's statement the credit it so richly deserves: NONE!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:50 AM

7. I wish democracy could be restored HERE.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

8. Maybe Pompeo thinks he will be rescued by 'the Rapture'.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:55 AM

9. meow2u3 says the US' Trump government is illegitimate

and I'm not the only one who believes this.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:34 PM

20. No you're not, I also believe this.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:57 AM

10. Hmm...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. Ha

A member of an illegitimate and illegal government calling another one illegitimate.
That's rich!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:10 PM

12. I'm sure the rest of the world

loves watching us call other governments "illegitimate". The Trump administration is embarrassing enough as it is, Pompeo doesn't have to make it worse.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:14 PM

13. Takes one to know one.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

14. He's not wrong in that it is illegitimate

But the last thing we need to do is try more regime change right now.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:25 PM

18. The US isn't alone.

But there are many who still like Venezuela's "democracy."
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article224246290.html
19 just from the OAS. Even AMLO had his representative "abstain."


And there are yet other who, if Hitler called Mussolini fascist, would say, "Is not!" Simply because a person's who's wrong is 100% wrong and they don't ever to be embarrassed by agreeing with him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

15. Silvery, coppery, irony...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:28 PM

16. Consider the source

He wouldn't know an illegitimate government if he worked in it...oh wait

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:52 PM

17. That's a laugh!!!

Venezuela could write the exact same article with all the names reversed.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:29 PM

19. I guess it takes one to know one

Pompey works for an illegitimate government, too!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

21. Kochboy gonna get that oil!

Please his masters!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:24 PM

22. Snort. Shut up, Pompeo.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:26 PM

23. the real irony is that he said this while in abu dhabi.

Maybe the citizens of the UAE would like a vote, Mike, and not just for some advisory council.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:28 PM

24. Takes one to know one. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:19 PM

25. Interventionists threatening again

They are always threatening other countries to do as we want. Maduro was elected if I remember correctly. I hope that other countries "will work diligently to restore a real democracy in [our] country".

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:27 PM

26. I'll say the USA government is illegitmate

and Pompeo needs to work diligently to restore "real democracy".

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:31 PM

28. Not to be too contrarian, but

the Maduro government is illegitimate and has ruined the entire country, throwing its people into extreme poverty and hunger. Just because a trump official says it doesn’t make it wrong.

For the record, no EU government recognizes the results of the last Venezuelan elections either.

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Response to SomethingNew (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

30. Everybody I know knows that Madura is a illegitimate and know how he

has destroyed his country while throwing people into extreme poverty and hunger.

What is ironic is that t-rump and his administration and cabinet are doing the same thing.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:40 PM

32. No they aren't.

If you really think the Trump administration is anywhere near as bad as Maduro and the Venezuelan government, you need to gain some perspective.

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Response to SomethingNew (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:03 PM

34. Oh please stop it.

Pompeo is a ass and so is t-rump. Please spare me that you know what my perspective is concerning Valenzuela.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:28 PM

35. It is stupid to turn EVERYTHING into "what about Trump?"

There are many other problems out there that are just as real and just as important. Refusing to recognize that because of a singular focus on Trump makes you look like a sheltered crybaby.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:46 PM

33. Got proof of that 10 hut, or are you dementia boys mouthpiece?

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:31 PM

36. It's no big secret Maduro's election was illegitimate.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein stated that the election "does not in any way fulfill minimal conditions for free and credible elections".
Prior to the elections, the Lima Group, with its participating nations of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia, stated that they would not recognize the results of the presidential elections due to the perceived lack of transparency.
On 8 February, the European Parliament, with 480 votes in favor, 51 against, and 70 abstentions, adopted a resolution demanding sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Tareck el Aissami, and other officials, considering them "responsible for the aggravation of the crisis.[159][160] The European Union, through the European Parliament, also ruled that it would not recognize the 20 May elections and called the electoral process "fraudulent".

The governments of Argentina,[161] Canada,[162] Chile,[163] Colombia,[151] Costa Rica,[164] France,[165] Jamaica,[166] Panama,[167] Paraguay,[168] Spain,[169] the United States[160] and Uruguay[170] directly criticized the electoral process in various ways, condemning the disqualification and imprisonment of MUD individuals, the lack of advanced notice for the election date and the bias of electoral bodies, describing such actions by the Venezuelan government antidemocratic.[171][172] Remaining member governments representing countries from the Lima Group, including Brazil, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Saint Lucia, denounced the elections in a joint statement through declarations made by the organization.[151]

Meanwhile, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda,[173] Bolivia,[174] Cuba,[175][176] Nicaragua,[177] North Korea[178] and Russia[179][180] reacted to the call for elections positively, showing support for the process and demanded that there be no intervention.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Venezuelan_presidential_election#International

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:33 AM

37. I stand corrected...


I like to give pompy a hard time,

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:38 PM

38. Pompeo has some experience

with illegitimate government.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:42 PM

39. Speaking of illegitimate governments . . .

Pot. Kettle.

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