Expert: Venezuela is the new Syria

Friday, March 29, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Venezuela flagOne national defense analyst maintains that the situation in Venezuela is growing worse and is afraid it could end up becoming another Syria civil war situation.

Russia has admitted that it has troops on the ground in Venezuela, but insists the deployment was provided for military consultations – and not linked to the possibility of military operations.

Meanwhile, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the volatile situation.

To help diffuse the volatile situation, the president has warned the Russians to get out of Venezuela.

Family Research Council (FRC) Senior Fellow for National Security Bob Maginnis contends that dictator Nicholas Maduro is clearly a failed leader.

"He has on his hands a starving country,” Maginnis pointed out. “He is, of course, in bed with the Russians and the Chinese. He lost an election arguably, and should have stepped down a while back."

As the author of Alliance of Evil, the former lieutenant colonel of the United States Army shared that the Venezuelan crisis reminds him of Syria, which has been devastated by a longstanding civil war.

"I think it will be a long-term problem,” Maginnis expressed. “That's why I used the example of Syria.”

He then explained the reasoning behind his perspective.

“Four years ago, most of us would have expected that Bashar Assad would have crumbled and that an Arab militia – or a combination of Arab militias – would have replaced him,” the national security expert deduced. “Well, that's not the case. I'm not at all surprised by this. This is something that we fully should have anticipated, and I suspect it will get worse."

Maginnis conceded that he doesn't see a light at the end of the tunnel in Venezuela.

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