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Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:58 PM

Will Trump use an invasion of Venezuela as cover to kill the Mueller Investigation?

Just going to throw this out there.

Trump likes to give the media a bone to chase while he does his dirty work. What better bone then a war?

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Reply Will Trump use an invasion of Venezuela as cover to kill the Mueller Investigation? (Original post)
TheRealNorth Jan 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #1
TheRealNorth Jan 2019 #3
walkingman Jan 2019 #2
DonViejo Jan 2019 #4
Hekate Jan 2019 #5
Takket Jan 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Jan 2019 #7
joshcryer Jan 2019 #8
C_U_L8R Jan 2019 #9

Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:02 PM

1. Most Americans couldn't find Venezuela on a map and won't care much.

Remember the Grenada "war" of 1983? I'll bet most people don't, or at least don't remember the supposed reasons for it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:17 PM

3. I was pretty young when Grenada happened

But I don't think they had the embedded journalists delivering the play-by-play like they had in Gulf War #1.


But hey, kicking the ass of such superpowers like Grenada won't stop the media or Clint Eastwood from thumping our chests.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:04 PM

2. No telling what that crazy SOB will do. Another opportunity to sell some yellow ribbons at Walmart.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:21 PM

4. How did Nixon going to "Red" China" work for him?

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:22 PM

5. It won't work

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:22 PM

6. he might TRY to do that, but it wouldn't work. The media is capable of covering

more than 1 story at a time.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:36 PM

7. He could easily try it as a convenient distraction.

I definitely wouldn't put it past him. When he is backed into a corner he will do anything to distract.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:46 PM

8. There's a reason Bolton held up the notepad talking about troops.

It's actually really hilarious looking. The script writers could make a comedy of this.




Anyway, they are trying to signal to the Venezuelan generals that they're willing to do something.

And that means that the generals hands are going to be tied if there is an internal coup (actual internal military insurgency). If the generals respond to it, then the US starts droning the hell out of them and the rest of the fighters will turn very quickly.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 08:58 PM

9. He thinks a war will boost his popularity.

No one ever called Donald Trump a particularly smart person.

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