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    Trump Ponders Deadly Blockade of Venezuela

    Ron Paul Institute
    Written by Kurt Nimmo
    August 3, 2019


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    President Trump, wandering further afield of his noninterventionist election campaign promise, may soon impose an illegal military blockade on Venezuela.

    According to an unnamed Trump administration official, the blockade will continue until Nicolas Maduro abdicates and Juan Guaido becomes the neoliberal recognized leader.

    In response, Maduro said he’s “ready for battle,” whatever that means.


    https://twitter.com/PressTV/status/1...f-venezuela%2F


    “The draconian US sanctions on Venezuela have come in two phases,” writes Jeffrey D. Sachs of Asia Times.

    The first, beginning in August 2017, was mainly directed at the state oil company PDVSA, the country’s main earner of foreign exchange; the second round of sanctions, imposed in January this year, was more comprehensive, targeting the Venezuelan government. A recent detailed analysis of the first round of sanctions shows their devastating impact. The US sanctions gravely exacerbated previous economic mismanagement, contributing to a catastrophic fall in oil production, hyperinflation, economic collapse (output is down by half since 2016), hunger, and rising mortality.

    In short, the latest imperial president will kill an unknown number of Venezuelans in order to get the preferred government installed in Caracas.

    Military blockades are recognized as acts of war under the Declaration of Paris of 1856 and the Declaration of London of 1909. The neocons and neolibs don’t do international law unless it works in favor of empire. Congress, naturally, is left out of the equation, having long ago waived its responsibility under the Constitution.


    In 1863, when President Lincoln imposed a blockade on the Confederacy during the War of Secession, the Supreme Court ruled it a crime in “The Prize Cases.”

    The power of declaring war is the highest sovereign power, and is limited to the representative of the full sovereignty of the nation. It is limited in the United States to its Congress exclusively; and the authority of the President to be the Commander-in-Chief….to take that the law be faithfully executed, is to be taken in connection with the exclusive power given to Congress to declare war, and does not enable the President to (do it) or to introduce, without Act of Congress, War or any of its legal disabilities or liabilities, on any citizen of the United States.

    Violations of the Constitution, its articles and amendments, are now routine, so much so, especially following the end of the Second World War and the establishment of the Bretton Woods neoliberal scheme, that the founding document is little more than a quaint tourist attraction at the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom (sic) in DC.

    Thankfully, a few Americans are standing up and resisting ongoing economic warfare against Venezuela, Syria, Libya, Russia, and China.


    https://twitter.com/GrayzoneProject/...f-venezuela%2F


    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/arch...-of-venezuela/
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)



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    Neo-cons Brown-shirts on the march.
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    Loyalists gonna loyal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    Neo-cons Brown-shirts on the march.

    Shhhhh. Elections are coming up. Just as SwordSmyth.

    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    I highly doubt this is going to happen, that being said aren't sanctions a blockade of sorts? We're already blockading them to a point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    I highly doubt this is going to happen, that being said aren't sanctions a blockade of sorts? We're already blockading them to a point.
    A blockade is worse than a sanction because it doesn't just discourage trade between the US and its allies but it also blocks trade from anyone to the targeted country. This means that they would be intercepting Russian, Cuban and Chinese shipments to Venezuela.

    He can get away with it with Yemen but I doubt even Trump would try it with Venezuela.
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    It's sickening that he would even consider wasting our tax dollars on an act of war without approval of Congress, against a country that hasn't attacked anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by invisible View Post
    It's sickening that he would even consider wasting our tax dollars on an act of war without approval of Congress, against a country that hasn't attacked anyone.
    How do you know he is considering it?
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    How do you know he is considering it?
    I pray you are right dannno. I just have my doubts.
    ClydeCoulter on the Liberty Movement:
    Yeah, they'll argue over roads and religion, but there are certain themes that bind, among those are freedom and the search for truth and justice.

    Loyalists gonna loyal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    How do you know he is considering it?
    There is a link given in the OP, your question shows that you didn't bother to read it, and is just another knee jerk defense of your Authoritarian Idol by someone with TDS (trump Delusional Syndrome). This statement was made at a press conference, and has been reported by multiple sources. Here's another:
    https://www.rt.com/news/465610-venez...lockade-trump/
    Trump made the off-hand remark, which may mean tons of additional hardship for the people of crisis-hit Venezuela, after he was asked by a reporter at the White House lawn if he has been considering a blockade or a quarantine of the Latin American country, “given the amount of foreign involvement from Russia, China, and Iran.”

    ‘Yes, I am,” the US president responded, without elaborating. The curt response prompted the journalist to ask again, only for Trump to triple down: “Yes, I am. Yes. Yes, I am."
    Feel free to look it up from whatever source you like, if you somehow don't feel the sources given are reputable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by invisible View Post
    There is a link given in the OP, your question shows that you didn't bother to read it, and is just another knee jerk defense of your Authoritarian Idol by someone with TDS (trump Delusional Syndrome). This statement was made at a press conference, and has been reported by multiple sources. Here's another:
    https://www.rt.com/news/465610-venez...lockade-trump/


    Feel free to look it up from whatever source you like, if you somehow don't feel the sources given are reputable.
    Oh, I read the link.

    So just because he said he is considering it means he is actually considering it?
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Oh, I read the link.

    So just because he said he is considering it means he is actually considering it?
    dannno, stop digging.
    ClydeCoulter on the Liberty Movement:
    Yeah, they'll argue over roads and religion, but there are certain themes that bind, among those are freedom and the search for truth and justice.

    Loyalists gonna loyal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    dannno, stop digging.
    Don't worry, I'm not.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    dannno, stop digging.

    You know his credo:

    Orange man G od.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    dannno, stop digging.
    Dannno is right, Trump would never publicly confirm that he has taken any option off the table, he doesn't want to give the other side any information that might help them in negotiations.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Dannno is right, Trump would never publicly confirm that he has taken any option off the table, he doesn't want to give the other side any information that might help them in negotiations
    Can you read his mind, or has the three letter agency that you work for already told you that is the case? Other side? Is there some enemy somewhere that has done nothing to us? Negotiations? What exactly is being negotiated, and with who? Is that a reference to trump continuing obomba's NWO regime change foreign policy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by invisible View Post
    Can you read his mind, or has the three letter agency that you work for already told you that is the case? Other side? Is there some enemy somewhere that has done nothing to us? Negotiations? What exactly is being negotiated, and with who? Is that a reference to trump continuing obomba's NWO regime change foreign policy?
    I would imagine by reading his posts concerning brown people, he is talking about brown people, he's just being more obscure about it. He will probably respond to this inquiry by stating you are merely projecting, or you support the communists, or a sleeping emoji, or if you are lucky enough, a rolled eyes emoji. He's a real piece of work.
    ClydeCoulter on the Liberty Movement:
    Yeah, they'll argue over roads and religion, but there are certain themes that bind, among those are freedom and the search for truth and justice.

    Loyalists gonna loyal.

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    Relevant bump.
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisible View Post
    Can you read his mind, or has the three letter agency that you work for already told you that is the case? Other side? Is there some enemy somewhere that has done nothing to us? Negotiations? What exactly is being negotiated, and with who? Is that a reference to trump continuing obomba's NWO regime change foreign policy?
    I didn't say he was right or that he was not going to enact a blockade, just that he would never publicly take it off the table based on his record.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    I would imagine by reading his posts concerning brown people, he is talking about brown people, he's just being more obscure about it. He will probably respond to this inquiry by stating you are merely projecting, or you support the communists, or a sleeping emoji, or if you are lucky enough, a rolled eyes emoji. He's a real piece of work.
    I don't have posts about "brown people".

    You are the racist if you interpret my posts that way.

    I oppose the influx of communists of any color.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    I oppose the influx of communists of any color.
    That would be 99% of the White House and about the same % of Americans (don't let party fool you). Well, according to Individualists like me and a few others.

    Perhaps it is time for you to move out. Unless you enjoy repeatedly banging your head against a wall. Wait... you're one of them!
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    That would be 99% of the White House and about the same % of Americans (don't let party fool you). Well, according to Individualists like me and a few others.

    Perhaps it is time for you to move out. Unless you enjoy repeatedly banging your head against a wall. Wait... you're one of them!
    America is the only country that might be able to defeat them, I'll stay here and defend my home.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    America is the only country that might be able to defeat them, I'll stay here and defend my home.
    What home? You support government eminent domain lol!

    Oh, I forgot... only for OTHER peoples homes and businesses, not yours ;-)
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    If there were a state in the world able and willing to efficiently oust Maduro, I'd be all for "regime change."

    But there isn't.

    So, this is dumb. It's probably not even intended to oust Maduro: more a dick measuring enterprise.
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken



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