Yeah, but this was expected. Maduro went ahead with the constituent assembly, jailed the opposition designated Supreme Court and had been warned not to continue in his antics. He continued. This is neither irresponsible or reckless by Trump.I had hoped this was a slip and you meant NK. Went and checked the web and... nope, you were right. The wires are blowing up with this right now. FFS... /facepalm
Bottom line is this, with today's news that your Orange Messiah is now threatening to use military force against Venezuela
Trump just handed Maduro his greatest propaganda gift. Instant justification for repression, without any costs.
What? Repression was already as hard as it could be... members of the National Assembly members jailed, thousands detained, torture of hundreds, nationwide raids in the night in opposition neighborhoods clearing entire residential buildings. There is a break within the military and the Chavis take stabliahment.
If anything the sanctions from both the OEA and the US are long overdue, for two separate factors. Maduro's popularity is bellow 20 percent, and even thone that remain do so out of Free Stuff dependence.
Second the sanctions are NOT against Venezuela, but against the assets of Venezuelans who took part on corruption and represión, by freezing or seizing assets they have on the evil empire in dollars.
That moment when you hate Trump so much you would defend dictators he critiques... the Trump derangement syndrome at its finest.