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Pence: Failed State Venezuela a Threat to US: Says Venezuela Is 'Collapsing Into Dictatorship''

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Colombia, Vice President Mike Pence warned that Venezuela is “collapsing into dictatorship,” and that the country becoming a “failed state” would make it a threat to the security and prosperity of the United States.

Pence was a bit vague on what the US is actually going to do about it, as opposed to President Trump’s threats to attack the country militarily, rather saying the US will use all of its economic and diplomatic power to ensure democracy is restored in Venezuela.

Pence dodged questions about whether this necessarily meant regime change, but other administration officials have made clear they oppose the Maduro government in general, and its recent moves to increase the power of the ruling Socialist Party in particular.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Vice-President, a word, please: much of this "failed state" status in Venezuela is a direct result of United States' economic war engineered against it.

Unless you have a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), you will remember that, upon the prodding of the United States, Saudi Arabia lowered its oil price to punish Russia economically.

Want to hurt Russia?!/ Lower the price of oil!

But this oil price reduction not only hurt Russia economically; it crushed the Venezuelan economy as well:

Falling crude oil prices crush Venezuela's ailing economy

Then, President Obama created a series of sanctions against Venezuela:

President Obama slaps sanctions on Venezuela

In 2017, President Trump placed sanctions against Venezuela:

President Trump Sanctions Venezuela

Vice-President Pence, this collective DC upset with Maduro is less about his dictatorship in Venezuela, as the US government has supported many US-centric dictators throughout history, like Pinochet in Argentina, or the Shah in Iran; that is not the issue here.

The issues, sir - and you know this to be true- are about Venezuela's huge oil reserves; establishing a US-centric government to insure that the oil is not sold to Russia or China, nor that they get any hand in its production; and insuring that Venezuela's oil is only sold for the US dollar; that's it, in a nutshell.

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