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Old 01-27-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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On Venezuela, Rubio Assumes Role of Ouster in Chief
By Peter Baker and Edward Wong

It was not the commander in chief but Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who nearly three years after losing his own bid for the presidency has become a lead policy architect and de facto spokesman in a daring and risky campaign involving the United States in the unrest that is now gripping Venezuela. Through sheer force of will and a concerted effort to engage and educate President Trump, Mr. Rubio has made himself, in effect, a virtual secretary of state for Latin America, driving administration strategy and articulating it to the region from the Senate floor, as he did the other day, and every television camera he can find.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/w...venezuela.html
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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Making headline news:


On Venezuela, Rubio Assumes Role of Ouster in Chief
By Peter Baker and Edward Wong

It was not the commander in chief but Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who nearly three years after losing his own bid for the presidency has become a lead policy architect and de facto spokesman in a daring and risky campaign involving the United States in the unrest that is now gripping Venezuela. Through sheer force of will and a concerted effort to engage and educate President Trump, Mr. Rubio has made himself, in effect, a virtual secretary of state for Latin America, driving administration strategy and articulating it to the region from the Senate floor, as he did the other day, and every television camera he can find.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/w...venezuela.html
It is true that the most dangerous place in the world is between Rubio and a television camera. But then again, that's true of many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

Rubio positions himself as a "seasoned foreign policy expert".

Give him a cap with a polished visor, a pair of mirrored sunglasses and balcony at a hacienda with an adoring crowd in the courtyard below looking up at him.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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45's between a rock and a hard place in this instance trying to cater to national security needs and appeasing our remaining allies versus ticking off his handler in the Kremlin. The writing is on the wall with the current regime and it's foreign supporters (most notably Russia and China) while the Venezuelan people are backed by not only their own popular movement but neighboring nations like Brazil and Argentina plus about 20 others including Canada, the UK and France. Where's the complicated decision beyond the incestuous relationship with Putin?
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:56 AM
 
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This is a topic for National Politics, so I wont invest a lot of time to it, but here's Marco's motivation...

Rubio get a lot of $'s from the Cuban family (Fanjul's) who owns U.S. Sugar. U.S. Sugar was founded by the Fanjul's who are Cuban exiles that ran the Sugar industry in Cuba pre-Castro. Castro took their company, & all they had, so they fled.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanjul_brothers

They HATE Castro and his allies....like Chavez then Maduro. Rubio hates Castro's allies (Maduro) too, due to his family's Cuban exile background.

If you, or your family, lost everything due to a communist dictatator, and you could strike back at that dictator and/or his allies in any way possible, wouldn't you do so? I would. So, its part money, part retaliation.

If all of these Democratic Socialists we have taking over America's Democrat Party had to spend 1 hour w/ the Fanjul family of Florida, they'd do a quick 180 on their Socialist leanings. I spent time w/ family of Cuban exiles, and it was life changing.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:11 AM
 
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Venezuela has fallen to communist trickery.
Chinese invested in access of 70 Billion
dollars in exchange for only oil only to help the country.
Due to erroneous investments rather than building infrastructure to build the people
up and out of poverty the global drop in oil prices now further compounds the inability
for the country to pay back its loan.
In effect China's mouth watering grab of 42% of the oil reserves is the prize.
The world is aware how China plays games in lending and seizing due to inability to pay back a loan.
The democratic world is supporting the ousting of Maduro where communist like China and Russia do not.
82% of the people of Venezuela are in great poverty.
Communist countries have starved off millions.
They care more about resources than lives.
Stop pointing the fingers at democratic societies and
start learning to embrace their support for a better out come.
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