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    Russia now has airfield on Venezuelan island

    Venezuelan news agencies, citing the Russian state outlet TASS, reported on Monday that the socialist dictatorship has agreed to allow Moscow to establish a military base on the island of La Orchila in the Caribbean Sea, the first such base since the end of the Cold War.
    https://www.breitbart.com/latin-amer...-in-venezuela/



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    Nicolás Maduro Threatens to Kill U.S. Troops if They Invade Venezuela
    “You must be ready to go to the heart of the enemy who dares touch Venezuelan soil – to go to the heart of the enemy and to tear out his heart in his own territory,” he declared, warning that an “imperialist force” may soon seek to overthrow his socialist regime.
    “We will defend our homeland from imperialists and oligarchs and traitors … whether they are in Bogotá or Brasília,” he continued, before calling on a supposed 1.6 million-member civilian force to be “armed to the teeth” to ensure the country was “impregnable and untouchable.” Maduro has repeatedly alleged that Colombia and Brazil, following the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, would join the United States in a military invasion of his country.
    https://www.breitbart.com/national-s...ade-venezuela/
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    Ugh. I'd sure like to get along with the Russians and everyone else if possible.

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    Why in the he!! would we ever want to invade Venezuela? We have enough problems here with democrats trying to turn the USA into Venezuela North.

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    Well we sorta have them surrounded as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    Why in the he!! would we ever want to invade Venezuela? We have enough problems here with democrats trying to turn the USA into Venezuela North.
    The Venezuelan government is most likely concerned about a possible civil war breaking out; and the US coming in and providing air support for the rebels. Having a Russian military presence and being friendly with the Russian government will be a pretty good deterrence for US military intervention.

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