Sen. Marco Rubio makes an argument for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela

Ben Kew in Breitbart:

Marco Rubio: ‘Very Strong Argument’ for Military Invasion of Venezuela

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) indicated in a Spanish-language interview with Univisión last week that the United States should consider a military intervention in Venezuela.

In the interview with Miami’s Univisión 23 last Wednesday, Rubio said that a military intervention may be justified on the grounds of national security.

“For months and years, I wanted the solution in Venezuela to be a non-military and peaceful solution, simply to restore democracy,” he said. “There is a national assembly elected by the people that has been annulled by a dictatorship.”

“I believe that the Armed Forces of the United States are only used in the event of a threat to national security,” he continued. “I believe that there is a very strong argument that can be made at this time that Venezuela and the Maduro regime has become a threat to the region and even to the United States.”

The State Department has recognized Venezuela as presenting a genuine national security threat to the United States. The Maduro regime is allegedly involved in major drug trafficking operations, and also providing safe havens and training facilities for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and the Islamic State.

Rubio has long been a campaigner against both the Chávez regime and the current socialist regime. Prominent Maduro henchman Diosdado Cabello reportedly hired a hitman to assassinate Rubio in 2017, a claim the regime denies. He is understood to have President Donald Trump’s ear on directing his policy towards Cuba and Venezuela, where the U.S. has rolled back the lifting of sanctions under Barack Obama’s ‘Cuban Thaw’ and imposed sanctions on the Maduro regime designed to cripple the country’s vital oil sector.

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