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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:07 PM

Key lawmaker wants U.S. to invade Venezuela to counter Cuba's influence

BY ALEX DAUGHERTY
MAY 23, 2019 04:00 PM


WASHINGTON
A U.S. senator and former presidential candidate said the U.S. military should invade Venezuela if Cuba does not immediately remove its security forces from the country, calling Cuba the Western Hemisphere’s version of Iran.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed posted online Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee, favorably compared potential military action in Venezuela to the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, an operation that lasted about a week and led to the overthrow of the Caribbean nation’s military-run government.

“I think the military option has to be real, I think the ultimate solution is getting Cuba out,” Graham said in an interview with McClatchy. “If Cuba goes, Maduro goes and we have a history of standing up to Cuban intervention in the past and this is a defining moment for the Trump presidency in terms of how they deal with Cuba.”

Graham’s statements are the most specific call for military action in Venezuela from a sitting member of Congress. Florida Sen. Rick Scott has called for the U.S. military to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid in Venezuela and a naval blockade of Cuba to cut off the ongoing oil trade between Cuba and Venezuela.

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https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article230744889.html









Preach it, Porky, preach it good. It's Mental Health Week.

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:12 PM

1. It will never happen

Little Man Putin won't allow it.

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