Trump’s continuing his war-mongering ways. This time, however, Trump’s threatening military action in Venezuela.
Things are not going well in Venezuela. The Maduro regime is oppressing its people and making moves to consolidate its power, which has resulted in wide protests by the country’s citizens.
And in late July the Maduro government held a vote to give it the authority to rewrite the country’s constitution. The opposition boycotted this illegal vote, but President Nicolas Maduro went ahead with the vote anyway.
Now the country has established a pro-government assembly to rewrite the constitution. So things are about to go from bad to worse.
That’s why the Trump administration placed new sanctions on the Maduro regime in July. But apparently, that’s not enough for Trump.
Trump says that he’s considering a military option to handle the strife in Venezuela. And he’s not afraid to use American troops to do it.
Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club, “Venezuela is not very far away, and the people are suffering and they’re dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.”
Trump didn’t confirm that whether U.S. troops would lead this military action. But he also didn’t deny it either.
Trump continued, “We don’t talk about it [using U.S. troops]. But a military operation, a military option is certainly something that we could pursue.”
Even worse, Maduro tried to call the White House to talk to Trump. But Trump refused to even take the call!
This is not how a president acts, though. Trump is acting like a rotten child.
That’s the second country that Trump’s threatened with war in a week, however. He also threatened to start a war with North Korea over its nuclear program.
It seems like Trump’s only solution to any conflict is to start a war. And it seems like the only country that Trump hasn’t threatened with war is Russia.
Trump’s war-mongering is going to leave our military overextended. That’s because he seems to threaten a new country with war every week.
The military can’t handle several different wars around the globe at the same time. It’s going to get stretched thin, in spite of the ten percent spending increase that Trump wants for the military.
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And at the same time, Trump keeps ratcheting up his rhetoric against North Korea. He once again threatened a quick response if Kim Jong Un does anything to threaten Guam.
Trump’s blustering could start a nuclear exchange with the communist nation. And it could spread from there.
China and Russia could retaliate against the U.S. if Trump launches a preemptive strike against North Korea. And our allies in South Korea and Japan would pay the price.
Trump needs to dial back his war talk. He’s playing to his base, but his tough words don’t impress anyone else.
Let’s hope that the grownups in the White House can keep our president in check. Share this story on Facebook to show the rest of America the threat that Trump poses to our national security.