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Saturday, August 12, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis. Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting weapons from a military base after the installation of an all-powerful new legislative body. "The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary," Trump told reporters. More than 120 people have been killed in Venezuela and thousands arrested in over four months of unrest. The government in Caracas did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's threat.

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Donald doesn't understand the difference between famous and infamous.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-08-11 07:49 PM | Reply

I never thought I would see the day when I'd welcome a military coup of a sitting President. Is there anyplace on the planet that Donald doesn't want to threaten to attack with US military forces? Yes, I realize that it isn't conceivable that he could actually give such an order, but why does he continue to think that boasting of our military's unquestioned strength and ability to project force is something he has to talk about in almost every context as though he's swinging his own tiny appendage?

The man is not right.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-11 07:50 PM | Reply

Beyond this, one more FBI raid and he'll send the bombers. Pyongyang or Caracas, there's no way it matters to him.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-08-11 07:51 PM | Reply

I never thought I would see the day when I'd welcome a military coup of a sitting President. Is there anyplace on the planet that Donald doesn't want to threaten to attack with US military forces? Yes, I realize that it isn't conceivable that he could actually give such an order, but why does he continue to think that boasting of our military's unquestioned strength and ability to project force is something he has to talk about in almost every context as though he's swinging his own tiny appendage?

The man is not right.

Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-11 07:50 PM | Reply

Sorry that would be a very bad idea. THAT above all else would delegitimize our electoral process. The electorate hath chosen and it's Donald J Trump for 3.5 more years barring impeachment and subsequent conviction.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-08-11 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

25th Amendment. The man is unfit for office and threatens the security of the entire planet.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-11 07:56 PM | Reply

Hey Trump, what about America first?

#6 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-08-11 07:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Donald is sick and evil. Also, and for the first time in his life, he's afraid of being discovered.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2017-08-11 07:59 PM | Reply

Wow, the first country with a dictator killing his own citizens that "progressives" don't want to bombard into oblivion. Good thing Obama isn't in office or they'd be all for it.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-08-11 08:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Little Dick Donnie has to threaten someone in order to feel like a real macho man:

Desperate President Tweets Threat to Republican Senators Who Are 'Turning On Trump'

Apparently making reckless threats aimed at nuclear-powered madmen isn't sufficiently fulfilling for Donald Trump. Perhaps his own reputation as a nuclear-powered madmen dilutes the effect. So Trump is now aiming his electoral weapons at his Republican colleagues in the senate.

www.dailykos.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-08-11 08:28 PM | Reply

Little Dick Donnie has to threaten someone in order to feel like a real macho man:

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday
Ask Hillary about that.
Well actually she does more than threaten.

#10 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-08-11 08:32 PM | Reply

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--www.dailykos.com

lol

What, nothing available from "Teen Vogue?"

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-11 08:37 PM | Reply

What would FDR do? Oh!

#12 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-08-11 08:41 PM | Reply

Mueller has the ------------------- flailing every which way.

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-08-11 08:52 PM | Reply

Sorry that would be a very bad idea. THAT above all else would delegitimize our electoral process. The electorate hath chosen and it's Donald J Trump for 3.5 more years barring impeachment and subsequent conviction.

#4 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Amen, Laura.

IMO the apoplexy would have even been worse had Ted Cruz won the election.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-11 09:01 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot
What? We are talking about Venezuela.

#15 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-08-11 09:07 PM | Reply

--www.dailykos.com
lol
What, nothing available from "Teen Vogue?"

The Daily Kos article discusses Trump's tweets and his retweeting of a Fox News article:

Included in his scheduled morning Twitter tirade was a retweet of his pals at Fox and Friends. [NOTE: Trump must be on the Fox News payroll as this is his 13th retweet of F&F so far this month, and the 121st since he launched his campaign] The article linked in the tweet was, of course, from Fox News. It dealt with the potential electoral tribulations of Republican senators who have had the audacity to be independent thinkers. In other words, they have disagreed with the wannabe dictator in the White House.

The article is titled "Senators learn the hard way about the fallout from turning on Trump."

Here it is:

Senators learn the hard way about the fallout from turning on Trump

www.foxnews.com

Are you going to dismiss Fox News? Nah.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-08-11 09:09 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday
They are all still alive right?
Fallout is a lot different from the Clinton's.

#17 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-08-11 09:12 PM | Reply

#16

Don't countenance his trolling insolence with a response Gal. He definitely isn't worth your time or thoughts.

#18 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-11 09:13 PM | Reply

#18 Nulli is a troll for sure, and a lazy one at that.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-08-11 09:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

What? We are talking about Venezuela.

Mueller's investigation has the bloated degenerate so rattled that he's threatening half the globe as a distraction.

#20 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-08-11 09:16 PM | Reply

--Are you going to dismiss Fox News? Nah.

I don't watch Fox, MSNBC, CNN, cable news or broadcast news in general. That stuff is for idiots.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-11 09:17 PM | Reply

--insolence

lol. The Dowager Countess speaks!

#22 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-11 09:20 PM | Reply

"Mueller's investigation has the bloated degenerate so rattled that he's threatening half the globe as a distraction."

From the king of projection:

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump

Polls are starting to look really bad for Obama. Looks like he'll have to start a war or major conflict to win. Don't put it past him!

7:30 AM - 17 Oct 2012

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-08-11 09:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The tweeter-in-chief is getting tweaked:

Vicente Fox Quesada‏ @VicenteFoxQue

Donald, get it together! Your mouth is quicker than your mind: Venezuela needs a way out, but NOT through violence.

4:29 PM - 11 Aug 2017

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-08-11 09:24 PM | Reply

"I don't watch Fox, MSNBC, CNN, cable news or broadcast news in general. That stuff is for idiots."

You do realize Trump watches all of them.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-08-11 09:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Lemme guess. Trump is worried about his investments in Venezuela?

#26 | Posted by cbob at 2017-08-12 11:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#21

Translation: "I get my news from talk radio. I listen to it 24 hours a day."

#27 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-08-12 01:30 PM | Reply

Actually, I believe he would like to sic the Army on the Reds in Venezuela, but to be successful he would have to demonstrate a clear and present danger to his republic. He would have to get at least a congressional approval to conduct military operations there. After 16 years of continual war the Army is in no shape to start a new war now. Face it, after 15 years of socialist rule there they are only a threat to themselves. The country is in shambles. The government is resorting to volunteer militia,(death squads) to suppress descent. BTW, who is the biggest investor in Venezuela? Occidental Petroleum, owned by Al Gore, or used to be.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-12 06:21 PM | Reply

Occidental Petroleum, owned by Al Gore, or used to be.

I'd be interested in seeing a link that says Al Gore owned Occidental Petroleum.

#29 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-12 06:38 PM | Reply

#29 | Posted by REDIAL Here your sign, I thought this was something that most high school graduates knew.
www.corpwatch.org
ratical.org

#30 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-12 07:14 PM | Reply

OK... he owned some stock. I thought you were implying he owned the company.

#31 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-12 07:28 PM | Reply

He owned enough stock due to his senator daddy that he is worth more than the 99.9% of the rest of us. Private jet set rich. 60 room mansion rich.

#32 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-12 07:44 PM | Reply

That is between 200 and 300 million, at least.

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-12 07:50 PM | Reply

His Occidental stock is a minor contributor to his current wealth. He was worth about $2 Million when he left office and he's worth ten times that now.

The Occidental stock was sold when his father's estate was closed in 1993.

#34 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-12 07:56 PM | Reply

Wow, Gore inherited some money . Reminds me of another presidential contender. One with bone spurs.

#35 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-08-12 08:18 PM | Reply

#35 | Posted by bruceaz
#34 | Posted by REDIAL
Money made from carbon credits?

#36 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-12 10:36 PM | Reply

Goalposts heavy? You said Gore owned Occidental. He didn't. Give up.

#37 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-12 10:38 PM | Reply

#36 well you could too and from what I've been reading we never ratified the Kyoto agreement.

#38 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-08-12 11:09 PM | Reply

Wow, the first country with a dictator killing his own citizens that "progressives" don't want to bombard into oblivion. Good thing Obama isn't in office or they'd be all for it.

#8 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Bears repeating and gets a NW.

Libya, anyone? And that one was done without congressional approval, which is sort of, kind of, required.

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-14 10:53 AM | Reply

Libya was a NATO action, not a US action.

#40 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-08-14 11:10 AM | Reply

Libya was a NATO action, not a US action.
#40 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

I know. Obama "lead from behind". Doesn't change the fact that he sent bombers in (without congressional approval) to destabilize Qudaffi and created a huge power vacuum that the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS filled.

#41 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-14 11:12 AM | Reply

Wow, the first country with a dictator killing his own citizens that "progressives" don't want to bombard into oblivion. Good thing Obama isn't in office or they'd be all for it.

#8 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

What the hell are you babbling about? When did "Progressives" want to bombard anyone into oblivion? Can't you ever post anything of substance rather than just vomiting on your keyboard and making us all dumber for having read it?

#42 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-08-14 01:17 PM | Reply

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