It's going down in Venezuela

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Utumno, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    these people will burn your money after they kill your family and friends

    money means little when your objective is to exterminate
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
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    This trying to order europe into doing something may be a good way to get them to do the opposite. I hope they tell Pence to get fucked.
     
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    remember how puerto rico needs help, yeah
     
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    This is in colombia, nothing is being transferred to venezuela

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    Trump to Nominate David Malpass as New World Bank Chief, Officials Say
    February 4, 2019

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ominate-david-malpass-as-new-world-bank-chief
    • Malpass has called the bank too big and too inefficient
    • Some nations may see choice as another attack on global order
    President Donald Trump will nominate senior Treasury official David Malpass to lead the World Bank, according to two administration officials, moving to place at its helm a critic of the development lender and its internationalist principles.

    The announcement will be made this week, after Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, according to the officials, who asked not be identified before the the nomination was made public. The administration on Monday started reaching out to World Bank member countries to rally support for Malpass’s nomination, one of the officials said.

    Malpass has portrayed the World Bank as too big, too inefficient and too reluctant to wean developing countries that have become engines of growth. His public record suggests Malpass may scale back the bank’s ambitions at a time when China has escalated lending to the developing world.

    The lender’s executive board, which represents the 189 member nations, has the final say in choosing the leader.

    The nomination risks provoking opposition from countries that have defended the existing global order against Trump’s criticisms. It could reignite calls for the bank to break with tradition and appoint a non-American in a recognition of the growing clout of emerging markets such as China and India.

    Economic Adviser
    Malpass, 62, joined Trump’s campaign early as an economic adviser. As undersecretary of international affairs at the Treasury, he has enthusiastically supported the president’s agenda of tax cuts and deregulation to bolster economic growth.

    He has also echoed the president’s doubts about international cooperation, declaring that “multilateralism has gone substantially too far” by straying from the “values of limited government, freedom and the rule of law.”

    He has pushed the World Bank to lend less to China, arguing the Asian nation has the financial resources to support itself, and has criticized Beijing for not moving fast enough to open up its economy, the world’s second largest.

    Sharp Break
    His posture toward China is a sharp break from the stance of Jim Yong Kim, who abruptly resigned as head of the bank in January to become vice chairman of investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners. Kim, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, praised China for lifting hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty “almost through brute economic growth.”

    Malpass held senior posts at the Treasury and the State departments under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He served as chief economist at Bear Stearns, an investment bank that collapsed during the global financial crisis.

    His departure would leave open the international affairs post at Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Treasury department, a key role within the administration on global economic matters. Malpass has been closely involved in talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war between the two countries.

    Treasury Personnel
    Malpass struggled at Treasury to retain personnel in his unit, with about 20 career staff members quitting in less than a year. Some of the departing officials decided they couldn’t support the administration’s trade policies, while others chafed at Malpass’s leadership style, according to six people familiar with the matter.

    The World Bank was conceived during World War II at a conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, that also spawned the International Monetary Fund. Treasury official Harry Dexter White and the British economist John Maynard Keynes were the chief architects of the two institutions, which underpinned the postwar economic order.

    The bank’s original purpose was to finance the reconstruction of Europe. But under Robert McNamara, who led the bank from 1968 to 1981, it shifted its focus toward financing development in the world’s poorest countries, a mission it maintains to this day.

    Largest Shareholder
    The U.S. is the World Bank’s largest shareholder. Under an informal trans-Atlantic pact, an American has always run the institution, while the managing director of its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund, has always been European.

    Some experts say it’s time to end the arrangement. “The changing global economic landscape makes the convention outdated. There are many excellent potential candidates across the globe, just as there probably are in the U.S.,” former U.S. IMF executive
    director and Treasury official Mark Sobel said in a recent article.
     
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    Andrew McCabe claims Trump wanted war in Venezuela because “they have all that oil”
    It’s a surprisingly overlooked passage of the former FBI acting director’s new book.
    Feb 20, 2019

    https://www.vox.com/world/2019/2/20/18233394/mccabe-trump-venezuela-war-oil-lawrence

    In a July 2017 private briefing with intelligence officials, President Donald Trump apparently asked why the US wasn’t at war with Venezuela, noting that “they have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.”

    If true, it calls into question why the president has focused so intently on overthrowing the country’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro, and if he plans to send troops in the future.

    The claim comes in a surprisingly overlooked passage in a new book by Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI director, who notoriously has a testy relationship with the president.

    McCabe details what an FBI agent told him directly after briefing Trump. According to McCabe’s telling, the president reportedly derailed the meeting, which was supposed to be about Russian spies, by making unrelated comments about North Korea and other countries.

    Then Trump brought up Venezuela: “That’s the country we should be going to war with,” Trump said, according to McCabe’s recounting. “They have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.”

    McCabe expanded on this during a Tuesday night interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “The president’s remarks to the room were along the lines of ‘I don’t understand why we’re not looking at Venezuela. Why are we not at war with Venezuela?’”

    There are a few things to note up front. First, this is not a first-hand account, as McCabe was not in the room with the president when he is supposed to have made this statement; rather, McCabe was told about it by another FBI agent person who was in the room at the time.

    Second, it’s worth reiterating that McCabe has a longstanding beef with Trump. The president has publicly and repeatedly chastised Jill McCabe, Andrew’s wife, for receiving support from the Virginia Democratic Party and a PAC tied to a Hillary Clinton ally when she ran for a state Senate seat.

    Trump has also targeted McCabe himself on Twitter multiple times, calling him a liar, a “loser,” and “a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey,” among other colorful things.

    And McCabe certainly has had his own problems with the truth: The Justice Department’s inspector general found he had “lacked candor” on multiple occasions when asked by senior FBI officials about actions he took during the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him after the report’s release, mere hours before McCabe was set to retire.

    But despite all that, McCabe’s claim rings true. Here’s why.

    It sure seems like Trump wants a war with Venezuela

    Trump has talked about war with Venezuela before.

    In August 2017, Trump continuously asked his top advisers about a military option for overthrowing Maduro and quelling the growing political and economic crisis his mismanagement of that country has wrought, according to multiple reports.

    H.R. McMaster, then Trump’s national security adviser, and others pushed back hard on Trump’s idea, explaining to him that an invasion was unlikely to work and that it would turn regional allies against the US.

    That apparently didn’t deter Trump.

    On August 11, 2017 — one day after he’d spoke with McMaster about this exact issue — Trump publicly threatened a “military option” for Venezuela while talking to reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. His comments, coming seemingly out of the blue, shocked pretty much everyone.

    And Trump has talked about taking oil from other countries where the US military is deployed.

    During the presidential campaign, Trump spoke repeatedly about seizing Iraq’s oil from areas controlled by ISIS. “It used to be to the victor belong the spoils,” he said on September 7, 2016. “One of the benefits we would have had if we took the oil is ISIS would not have been able to take oil and use that oil to fuel themselves.”

    Now, according to McCabe’s recounting, it doesn’t sound like Trump explicitly said anything about invading Venezuela solely to take its large oil reserves for America’s benefit during the July 2017 briefing. The FBI agent who told McCabe about the meeting almost certainly would’ve relayed that message if Trump had said that.

    But it’s possible Trump had that in mind, the same way he’s had that thought about Iraq before. And asked to clarify, the White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The Trump administration keeps saying “all options are on the table” when it comes to Venezuela, meaning a military option is still feasible. While it’s unlikely, it sure seems that war with Venezuela has been on the president’s mind for years — and it may be because he wants the oil.
     
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    The USA is terrified Russia/China/Iran are importing themselves in mass to the Latin America's

    this is already over
     
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    if they have igla's and atgm's there is no military outside of the US who is going to do anything

    igla's are manpads, infantry anti air

    they are most likely verba's which are the russian replacement for igla's, and the russians supplied the SAA with verba's