South America has come along way during the last 100 years. Over the years, many South American countries have had to endure copious military dictatorships, autocratic regimes, and socialist political structures. While places like Venezuela suffer under a socialist construct that borders on dictatorship, Argentina is one of South America’s jewel economies. Second only to Chile as it relates to per capita GDP,
The Republic of Argentina embraces democratic representation. In addition, Argentina understands that non-isolating behavior, education, economic diversification and world trade are the hallmarks of a successful economy and ultimately a successful people.
The president of Argentina is a breath of fresh air. Mauricio Macri is a pragmatic leader that exudes confidence, stability, vision, and goodness. During a press conference with VP Pence, the Argentinian acquited himself very well. While he does not support a US military option in Venezuela, he was very succinct about maintaining excellent foreign relations and trade with the US.
If the past is prologue concerning Venezuela, it won’t be long before the current socialist regime starts using soccer stadiums to house Venezuela’s growing population of the disenfranchised. Communist and socialist South American and Central American regimes have a tendency to hold on to power using violent means. We saw this in Cuba. We saw this in Nicaragua. Of course, the South American societies that embrace Republican values and a diversified free market economy have high per capita GDPs while the socialists’ countries sport per capita GDPs that are in some cases 1/6th of places like Chile and Argentina. Socialism has a tendency to maintain poverty.
it is within the United States national interest along with Argentina’s to pressure Venezuela into free elections and extreme market reforms. The Venezuelans are about where the pre communist starving Russians were when they stormed Red Square for bread. This time, however, communist and socialist policies have all been exhausted. Venezuela needs democracy, free market capitalism, and better foreign relations if they are to survive and avoid a civil war. Should a civil war happen, refugees will seek refuge in South American countries in addition to flocking to the US border. VP Pence has made it clear that the Venezuelan issue is a US national interest concern. We can appreciate his position. We only have to look at the Middle East and how Islamic refugees have destabilized Europe and increased terrorism. This reality should temper VP Pence’s positions on a military option in Venezuela and justifiably favor diplomacy.
But then again, we must also consider the pro”Pence”ity for the neocon support of a CIA and special ops gun running Contra style campaign along the lines of El Salvador and Nicaragua. This is not called leadership on the world stage, it is called exploiting South American countries for weapon sales and mass death.
Good luck talking the House and Senate into supporting a war on Venezuela, unless of course, you intend on abusing the “War Powers Act!”
Smart people learn from other people’s mistakes. Stupid people do not learn from their own mistakes. Pence did not learn from his unwavering support for the war in Iraq or Afghanistan. He did not consider the refugee disaster that followed either. He takes no blame for the overrun of Germany by Islamic refugees or the resultant terrorist attacks and rapings. His efforts have allowed the acceleration of the Islamification of Europe. He is now applying his utter lack of foreign relations wisdom and ignorance to Venezuela. He again does not consider the human cost of war or the refugee crisis that Venezuela would generate.
Pence’s refusal to abstain from war machinations is doing great harm to the Republican brand. In fact, it is down right disgusting and insulting to the American people. if you think a 34% approval rating is fun, then you will love a 17% approval rating when you start a war with Venezuela. Meanwhile, Iran is abandoning the Obama nuclear treaty and North Korea will soon have the capability to launch nukes from a submarine.
Let us consider and reflect on the neocon caused Iraq blunder and the resultant destabilization of the entire Middle East. Let us consider how war creates massive refugee crisis. Let us use the diplomatic corps. As we recall, the State department consumes $50 billion in tax payers money. We pay them to do a job. let them do their jobs.
. Let us embrace the many good things that can come out of excellent relations with Argentina and not use the stage for window shopping for wars of choice. Making America great again does not include sending troops to Venezuela. It is not appropriate for the Vice President of the United States to use the office for Kit Carson style scouting sales parties for the US military industrial complex. At this juncture, it looks blatant and is doing a disservice to the Republican brand. Once the fake news liberal press picks up the scent, well. anyways…
Let us focus on diplomacy, leveling the trade playing field. and bringing manufacturing back to the “Sweat promised Land”! Let us share the economy with our Western Hemisphere trading partners instead of countries that engage in currency manipulation and support North Korean dictators that talk copious nuclear attack caca.
As far as President Macri, the dude is simply an epic and intelligent dude. VP Pence and the POTUS might take a few pointers……
Now about that Nevada range fed beef?
I vazzza Goucho!