Praise for strong words, warnings about sending bullets, over Venezuela

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

MaduroA Cuban-born American is praising the Trump administration for supporting the overthrow of Venezuela’s dictator but a national security analyst warns about military invention.

Humberto Fontova, who fled Cuba in 1961 and has written extensively on freedom and Latin American politics, says it remains to be seen if Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has enough support to overthrow dictator Nicholas Maduro (pictured above). 

Guaido has been recognized by the United States and other democratic countries as the legitimate leader but Maduro is backed by Russia, Iran, and Cuba.

According to NBC News, Maduro is being protected by Cuban soldiers due to distrust of his own armed forces.

Fontova says U.S. support has helped, and he credits President Trump and national security advisor John Bolton for vocally supporting Maduro's ouster.  

“And I think the people down there in Venezuela are starting to recognize that, Hey, these guys are serious. Let's go over with the winning team,” Fontova says.

Bob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, also notes that Maduro is supported by military personnel from Russia and he notes there are reports Maduro was prepared to flee but was convinced by Russia to remain.  

“That makes Vladimir Putin really the puppet master here,” says Maginnis, “and Maduro is just the lackey."

On the topic of American intervention, however, Maginnis insists the United States should not spend blood and treasure to help Guaido, who is also a socialist, he says.

"That's a giant country. That's a capable armed forces," warns Maginnis, who describes any military mission as a "geo-political nightmare" for the U.S.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

I agree with this HHS proposal reversing the Obamacare section benefiting transgenders primarily because …

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

‘We’re trapped’: Likely tornado rips through Oklahoma town
Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between its allies Iran, US
Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks
Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat
Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations
New candidates vie to succeed UK’s May with focus on Brexit
Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Tornado strikes El Reno, Oklahoma; at least 2 deaths confirmed: reports
Thousands march in Hong Kong to commemorate June 4 protests
Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court
Video: Judge blocks part of Trump's border wall plan
Beto echoes Iranian propaganda, says Trump 'provoking another war' with troop increase

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Feinstein sneaking to rekindle nuke deal w/Iran?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein at Gorsuch hearingsSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was rebuked by the State Department for meeting with Iran’s nuclear-deal negotiator without its permission – presumably with intentions of resurrecting former President Barack Obama’s failed nuke deal.