In a leaked recording from a closed-door meeting that took place last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted keeping Maduro’s opposition in Venezuela proved to be "devilishly difficult," and that "The moment Maduro leaves, everybody’s going to raise their hands and (say), ‘Take me, I’m the next president of Venezuela.’ It would be forty-plus people who believe they’re the rightful heir to Maduro."
Pompeo also admitted regime change in Venezuela has been a priority of the Trump administration he became CIA director in 2017, before he was Secretary of State, "Since the day I became CIA director, that was something that was at the center of what President Donald Trump was trying to do."
Pompeo maintained the idea that Cuba has a large influence in Venezuela, saying Maduro is, "is mostly surrounded by Cubans."
Maduro’s government has been calling for a dialogue with the opposition, since Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on January 23rd. The government and the opposition failed to reach any deal after recent talks in Oslo, after the US state department released a statement insisting the talks must focus on ousting Maduro.
Dave DeCamp is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn NY, focusing on US Foreign policy and wars. He is on Twitter at @decampdave.
6 thoughts on “Pompeo Admits Venezuelan Opposition Not United”
Those dastardly shaddowy Cubans again. Apparently we’ve returned to the old Reagan playbook of when in doubt in the Western Hemisphere, blame the Cubans. Black Panthers on march? That’s the Cubans. Nicaraguans get tired of the latest Samoza? Cubans. Ricky Martin comes out of the closet and becomes relevant for another 15 minutes? Clearly those goddamn Cubans. Pompeo fails to perform satisfactorily with the Mrs.? You guessed it, the Cubans.
When will honest, conscious, sincere American will take U.S.A., back from war mongers, criminal terrorists, robbers etc., etc., who were sent over seas from Europe almost three centuries age and got settled in North America, depriving & killing local peoples, thus creating American Murderers – as per in their shitty blood; want to control poor or developing countries resources also with the help of their
TERRORIST BOSS ISRAEL.
There is hardly any such things as a “conscious, sincere Americans.” The vast majority of Americans are vicious, ignorant, greedy bastards who don’t care how many foreign civilians have to be butchered so they can continue to live their cushy lifestyles.
Which of the Latin-American states is more important for us: Venezuela or Brazil? The answer is Brazil because it has the second largest proven reserve of rare earth elements in the world (China is number one. The Vietnam reserves are about equal to those of Brazil). Hence a leftist government in Brazil cannot be tolerated which, in turn, demands that no leftist government can be tolerated by our imperial nation anywhere in Latin America.
True, tho anti-leftists, or anti-commons, was in existence before those metals were important. Resource theft is anti-commons whether it’s rare metals, or bananas.
Avoiding another quagmire will prove ‘devilishly difficult’ for the US. It brings Washington perilously closer to the war it needs to avoid at all cost.
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