Trump Regime Seeking Pretext for War in Venezuela?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime Seeking Pretext for War in Venezuela?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Last August during an Oval Office meeting, Trump pressed aides, asking why can't the US invade Venezuela to topple Maduro.

According to AP News, then-Secretary of State Tillerson and national security advisor McMaster rejected the idea, according to an unnamed regime official "familiar with what was said," AP reported.

McMaster reportedly explained that US military action against Venezuela is opposed by Latin and Central American countries. Employing this option would risk losing their support.

Reportedly, Trump pushed back, citing earlier "gunboat diplomacy" in Central America, AP saying "(t)he idea, despite his aides' best attempts to shoot it down, would nonetheless persist in the president's head."

He raised the issue several more times, including with then-Colombian narco-terrorist pr
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