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Trump to expel dozens of Maduro loyalists from the US

The Trump administration is expelling dozens of officials loyal to Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro from the United States, a top administration official announced Friday.

“Maduro supporters that abuse or violate human rights, steal from the Venezuelan people or undermine Venezuela’s democracy are not welcome in the United States,” Special Envoy Elliott Abrams told reporters at the State Department. “Neither are their family members, who enjoy a privileged lifestyle at the expense of liberty and prosperity of millions of Venezuelans.”

Abrams’ announcement follows through on a threat aired prior to last week’s attempt to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela in coordination with top opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom the U.S. and dozens of other countries have recognized as the interim president of the country. Maduro blocked the deliveries, and now, U.S. officials will revoke the visas of Maduro's top officials and their families in an attempt to fracture the unity of the regime leadership.

“We are applying this policy to numerous Maduro-aligned officials and their families,” Abrams said, noting that privacy laws prevented him from sharing specific details about who is affected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The optics on this appear churlish and infantile, all at the same time.

First of all, if these people who supported Maduro, going home, if they can make it, most probably means a hail of bullets for them and their families, by either US soldiers, special ops, or mercs.

And then, you have the following companion piece, also from freerepublic.com:

Trump Sanctions Top Maduros Military./ This article goes on to state:

"“We are sanctioning members of Maduro’s security forces in response to the reprehensible violence, tragic deaths, and unconscionable torching of food and medicine destined for sick and starving Venezuelans,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

The move came the same day Trump's State Department announced it was expelling dozens of Maduro loyalists from the United States.

The new Treasury blacklist includes a major general with the Venezuelan National Guard, three senior officials responsible for Venezuela’s internal defense, and a colonel in the state national police force. The United States also sanctioned a commander of the FAES, a special police squad “known for their violent role in suppressing dissent from Maduro’s political opponents,” according to the Treasury Department bulletin."

I frankly think that these two measures, taken so quickly, are the prelude to an attempt at military intervention very soon.

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