Friday, January 25, 2019

Foreign Intervention

Haven’t put up a political rant for awhile. If you are easily offended, just move on.

Here we go again, getting involved in the internal affairs of another country, Venezuela.

This isn’t a defense of the wretched despotic socialists currently ruining the lives of their citizens.

It is for the citizens of Venezuela, or Iran, or China, or any other country whose values we don’t share to make changes. How many lives of our military do we continue to spend in stupid interventions? How much treasure do we give to the military industrial racketeers? Do we ever learn?

The cost of the Vietnam debacle was such we could have given every Vietnamese $1,000,000 some folks estimate. What cost was the 50,000+ American citizens who died?

I know many of the arguments about keeping shit away from our borders by influencing (read, active intervention) the affairs of those who may, or may not, be our enemies. We have every right to defend our borders. As a nation, we’ve let the racketeers make intervention the norm. Not just acceptable, but praiseworthy. Fuck that! We need to mind our own business. Can’t solve our own problems? Whee, create a crisis, or some noble endeavor, to keep the deplorables distracted.



Coffeypot said...

I don't think that shit hole country is worth our effort. And I don't have a problem sending troops into areas that could be of danger to CONUS. My problem is with Washington. Our military can go into a country and clean it would with minimal ROE's. Let them do their job cleanly and/or dirty. But let them do it.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Hear, hear!

Old NFO said...

This one's going to get ugly... Hopefully, we ARE NOT involved.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Feel for the people of the country but they need to sort it out.

Fredd said...

I couldn't agree more: they voted in those POS politicians like Hugo Chavez, who wrecked their country. It is now up to them to fix it themselves. Additionally, this dalliance with socialism by Venezuela can be useful as a deterrent to other foolish populations who think socialism will solve all of their society's problems: it most certainly will not.

Yes, it will likely take a lot of Venezulan blood to right the ship. Better their blood, not ours. They broke it, they own it.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Spot on!

Anonymous said...

Well said...couldn’t agree more.

Freddy said...

Agree completely. In the last 40 plus years US intervention in other countries has just made things worse.

And don’t get me going on The. war on Terror!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

See where Trump is using sanctions on their oil revenues. Good move.