Trump Says ‘Military Option’ a Possibility Against Venezuela

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  1. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Holy crap.....Trump just wrapped up a news conference and casually through out potential military action in Venezuela. What?!! How many wars does this guy think we can fight at the same time?

    Isis -Iraq
    Isis - syria
    Afghanistan
    North Korea
    AND Venezuela?

    In addition to all the other little efforts we have around the world, like Yemen, etc.

    Not breaking any news here, but Trump is insane.

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/08/trump-venezuela-military-video-option-action-war-attack-threat/

    I wonder how that makes the far left who backed him over Hillary and who don't like interventionist policies feel now? Buyers remorse yet guys?


    In the same news conference he was asked if he had spoken to the mayor of guam yet. Nope. But they will be safe. But if something happens..... wait? What? You just said they would be safe! Ugh. :rolleyes:
     
  2. IronWaffle macrumors 6502

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    Quite a buffet.

    Sure, they say you shouldn't open up several fronts, but at least we've learned from history not to enter Russia.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    He needs an excuse to raise the defense budget.
     
  4. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    And how often have we heard better then Hillary? Seems those culprits have not spoken much about trump and NK and I bet about this either.
     
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    Watch out all you countries that aren't US -- President Trump's massive brain is locked and loaded and ready to fire mind bullets at you -- pewpew, pewpew, pewpew!
     
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    Since China has just neutralised North Korea for him, perhaps he feels he has room for another war.
     
  7. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have they? Is NK ever really "neutralized"?
     
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    Only an idiot would casually throw it out there. He's always talking military this and military that. Funny that a draft dodger is so obsessed with the military now.
     
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    Playing Russian roulette when every chamber is full is not a Good Plan.
     
  11. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    My pea shooter was more of a weapon then trumps brain.
     
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    Did they neuter Kim?
     
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    Yes. They said if he strikes first, they will sit on their hands while PyongYang is flattened.
     
  14. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    It's not casual. It's the only way to have some diplomacy working with an hostile country, to reduce the possibility that Maduro does something even more extreme than the murders and arrests that we see now, and also to encourage a true revolution. This phrase was clearly planned in advance.
     
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    So...The Venezuelan situation is certainly horrifying. Yet, I find no need for military intervention there unless it's to raid/prop up Big Oil Companies...I'll give Trump this - he's not ever subtle.
     
  16. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    Seriously, it's seven months since the oath of office. Do we have to keep going with discussions at Kindergarten level or for once we can talk politics ? This is getting boring.
     
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    Screen Shot 25.png

    Read what the orangeman thinks is the paper of record. (Or don't. Please don't)

    Apparently, Eight is Enough
     
  18. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Jkcerda where are you? trump is so much better then Hillary cause she would cause war.
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    you get excited talking politics? well too bad our president talks at a kindergarten level.
     
  19. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please. As long as we have a president who talks and acts like a child, expect the political discussion to be at that level too. Want that to stop? Get an adult in the White House and it will.
     
  20. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I expect it here.
    Don't blame the president for what you (*) say.

    *= not you specifically. I am talking in general.
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    You are Steve Knight. Are you saying that you talk like trump and you're ok with it?
     
  21. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On what basis would we take military action? Venezuela isn't aiming missles at us.
     
  22. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    We won't without the UN. It's just the typical talk that since the days of Wilson aims at making sure that the US can and will do its part, hoping also to stir some internal uproar in the country.
    Remember, when some hostile/turmoiled country is told "no military option" it usually hears "you're free to act as you see fit."
     
  23. mudslag macrumors regular

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    Good thing we didn't elect warmonger Clinton to office
     
  24. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    when I am talking like trump I am talking the talk walking the walk. got to let my inner child out sometimes.
     
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    Well... "sometimes" is an understatement :)
     

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