US media openly calling for Venezuela military coup
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reelected in May in what Washington wrote-off as a “sham” election. In response, the Trump administration slapped new sanctionson the South American country and seemingly won’t be happy until Maduro and his socialist regime packs up and disappears.
Confirming that it’s Washington’s way or the highway, a former US official who worked as assistant administrator for Latin America at the US Agency for International Development, under the Bush administration, has openly called for a military coup — and Foreign Policy magazine has obligingly published his thoughts.
No biggie, just a major US foreign policy website running a piece calling for the violent, military overthrow of another country’s government. Meh. And a bonus: subhead says without irony only “military can restore a legitimate constitutional democracy.”https://t.co/8W0Qpksset
— Peter Van Buren (@WeMeantWell) June 6, 2018
José R. Cárdenas has argued that “dialogue or diplomacy cannot bring a resolution” and insists that a military coup is a more attractive option. It is up to the US, he writes, to convince the Venezuelan military that they “bear a unique responsibility to rescue their country from the abyss” and that they must stand up and get rid of Maduro by force. It is the military, he writes, that are best placed to “restore a legitimate constitutional democracy.”