[lbo-talk] The Bay of Pigs syndrome

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 19:56:59 PST 2019

Interesting report from Bloomberg on why US and Colombian officials aborted a plan by a ragtag group of soldiers led by an exiled Venezuelan general to “invade” Venezuela last month.

The reason is plain: The US and allied right-wing governments in Latin America don't believe they can win a war in Venezuela:

"Despite calls for military intervention, no major government involved -- U.S., Brazil or Colombia -- is planning such a move. Those who oppose the idea say it’d require tens of thousands of troops and billions of dollars in a country twice the size of Iraq with both a standing army and citizen militias."

Meanwhile, the US continues to strangle the Venezuelan economy in an effort to provoke a split in the army and a coup backed, if necessary, by invading forces dispatched by Bolsinaro in Brazil and Duque in Colombia.


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