Rubio Pushes for US Military Action in Venezuela

Venezuela is famous for two things;

~ It’s the only nation on the planet named after the Italian city of Venice.

~ It’s also the basket cased cousin among the family of nations proving what a disaster socialism truly is.

As horrible as the tales are of Venezuelans reduced to eating dogs and rats, few Americans are warming to the suggestion that US troops be sent to South American nation to forcibly restore some semblance of order.

In a 2 July, 2014 photo, Republican Senator Marco Rubio shows a photo allegedly proving the Venezuelan government used military snipers to shoot at protesters in Tachira State, during a speech calling for sanctions against the Maduro government on Thursday. Image: C-SPAN

But one American keen on deploying troops to Venezuela is none other than Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

As reported by;

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.

Speaking only for myself, this is a South American problem. Let the South Americans clean-up their own backyard.

Besides, regional powers such as Colombia, Brazil and Chile certainly have the military wherewithal to handle Maduro’s less-than full strength armed forces.

With all that aside, if Sen. Rubio really is all that wound-up over sending American troops to undoubtedly engage in battle with dictator Nicolás Maduro’s National Guard forces, maybe Little Marco should fist take the parent test.

Cited in an article by the Colorado Springs Gazette, an Associated Press photo dated Feb. 9, 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio is seen accompanying his daughter, Amanda, listed as being 15-years-old.

As of this date, Amanda Rubio is undoubtedly of enlistment age.

Rubio goes full Mr. Roboto, repeats same line eight times in 68 seconds

simpsThe junior senator from the Sunshine State claims his musical tastes tend to gravitate more towards fellow Floridian and rapper Pitbull (real name: Armando Christian Pérez). But if the media, Twitter, Chris Christie and Marge Simpson are to believed, Sen. Marco Rubio would probably be more at home giving a hearty Dōmo arigatō to Dennis DeYoung and the rest of the 1980s super-group Styx.

 As reported by Douglas Ernst of the news portal on Feb. 23, 2016, the boyish looking legislator appeared on the Fox News Channel prime time program The O’Reilly Factor. It was then that the show’s host Bill O’Reilly was more of a pitbull than Mr. Pérez as he doggedly held the perpetually thirsty Miamian to task when it came to how exactly would a President Rubio solve the problem of 12 million illegal aliens in the United States.

A noticeably flustered and reportedly red eared Rubio had to fall back on his oft repeated mantra of  it “depends on what the American people will support.” Unfortunately for Rubio, the charge initially raised by former presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) that Rubio is essentially unable to think on his feet and has to rely on memorized talking points again reared its ugly head.

As O’Reilly gave Rubio very little wiggle room on his painfully simple question of “What will you try to sell the voters?” regarding dealing with the millions who’ve broken America’s immigration laws to be here. In a less than 1 minute and 8 second period of time, Rubio mechanically fell back on it “depends on what the American people will support” either verbatim or with minor variances.