Venezuela

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    Our favorite Socialist Dystopia is about to erupt into a bloody civil war. How do you feel about the fact that it is very unlikely that Trump will intervene despite the fact that Russia and Cuba have a military presence there?
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    I've been meaning to make a topic about this.

    The beauty of the situation is that the US didn't have to physically intervene for something like this to happen. All we had to do was churn out the propaganda, start stumping for this lacklustre, Beto-esque guy with no charisma of his own, and then POOF we have a proxy to take on Maduro and possibly/probably assume the Presidency after he's gone.
    People like him, of course, are always going to be pro-US, because it's the opposite of what their predecessors did and because the US supported them in their rise in the first place.

    It's scary how much soft power the US actually has. In the past 30 years so many formerly anti-US countries have flipped by way of revolution that it's not even funny. Our advantage actually lies in long stretches of peace; the longer such peace goes on the more advantageous our position becomes. Just this year alone we saw successful coup d'etats in Sudan and Algeria that overturned longstanding regimes.
    To stand a real chance our adversaries ALWAYS have to take the initiative of aggressive military action, unless we would be so dumb as to prop them up ourselves. The Soviet Union flipped Gott knows how many countries to Marxism by force and ultimately even that wasn't enough.
    They say the US army is the strongest in the world. While it's probably been the single strongest sea power consistently since the end of WWII, it seems more likely than not that the Soviets were the strongest land power. Our ability to defend Europe, or even the Eurasian continent in general, from them was far less certain. We won the Cold War by buying ourselves time and limiting their expansion, bluffing and blustering our way through the decades until time finally took its toll on the Eastern Bloc.

    They say that the Cold War is over. Nope. As long as there are countries at odds with us or otherwise not aligned with us it's not over. But our adversaries have been made to keep the peace since 1991, which means they're forced onto the defensive.
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    Allen West has an interesting video explaining how the situation relates to the 2nd Amendment.
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    How do you feel about the fact that it is very unlikely that Trump will intervene despite the fact that Russia and Cuba have a military presence there?

    I would like to believe you are right. Given that every time the USA "intervene" they get slammed for it as being the invaders and aggressors. The people in Libya for instance are screaming for the west to help them, again,  "where is the international community" where is American and Britain" they are asking. They want the "international community" to stop a war lord using "child soldiers" to fight in the the overthrow. The libtards are asking the same questions, that is until the "international community" actually does do something and then the libtards scream foul!.

    I hope The great Donald Trump - the best president Britain never had - will keep is record of being the first president in decades never to start or enter a foreign war.  I also hope we don't have to call on The Great Donald and the great people of the USA to come to our rescue anytime soon.
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    Yes, it seems Trump would be less likely to completely bow to whims of the military industrial complex than the previous career politicians. He seems to demonstrate that he will throw them a bone with budget increases, but refuse to give them the grand bonanza gift of another proxy war.

    let's hope the trend continues.