BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The U.S. is seriously considering military intervention in Venezuela to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, a senior Trump administration official told reporters on Friday, as reported by Sputnik.

“Frankly, and also a military option, which is, President Trump has said, on the table, and remains on the table. It’s a very serious option, obviously … none would like to see, but clearly, one that is seriously considered as events unfold”, the official said on Friday.

A senior Trump administration official told reporters that the United States on Friday imposed a new round of sanctions against vessels and companies linked to Venezuela’s oil giant PDVSA at the request of the country’s National Assembly.

Earlier on Friday, US Vice President Mike Pence had announced sanctions on 34 vessels owned or operated by PDVSA as well as two firms transferring Venezuelan oil to Cuba.

“We acted upon the request from the Venezuelan National Assembly in sanctioning those companies and some of their vessels that are involved in this transport and shipment as well as… over 30 ships, I think it was 34 ships belonging to PDVSA also involved in that shipment”, the official said.

The Trump administration has repeatedly called on President Maduro to resign from his role as the Venezuelan leader in order to pave the way for opposition leader Juan Guiado to take over.

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If that military intervention is an option, the US leadership is seriously demented.

They are not capable to read the UN Charter.

p.s. Go to the UNSC and get some measures going.
UNSC controlled election or anything.

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To be frank, it’s as likely to happen as it was in NoKo… IMHO, the real goal is to have CIA to tell the Vz opposition : look, now the Russian is in, we can’t do anything, we won’t…

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start WW3 for you, so yeah, CIA pulls operative out and stops funding, any way, US has enough oil+gas+alt.energy, they’re dumping useless COSTLY assets on Russia/China.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, Venezuelan sour, heavy oil is an asset for chemical industry not so much for energy production.

Venezuelan oil fetches good prices for that reason. The heavy part of oil will be still be sought after – after burning fossil for energy declined. ok?

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@Daeshbags-Sux, no they waun’t pull out and continue with a breach of UN’s A/RES/2625(XXV) like in Syria. Demented nations do not learn from history.

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A/RES/2625(XXV) is utopia and you know it as well as I do. There is nothing demented in what Trump is doing. I’m not saying I agree, actually, it’s even the contrary, nevertheless, it’s all bluff, there is no sign of military intervention, CIA is not even funding/arming “Contras”. Wanna something Realist? Since Exxon, Chevron and ConocoPhillips privately funded the botched military coup attempt on Chavez, they were expelled from Vz oil market. Trump is putting pressure to have them back on market. He has zero envy to dilapidate $1.5 trillions in a military intervention, especially since half of Vz is… Read more »

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Pompeo was CIA boss, CIA one day, CIA always. Be sure he red Chalmers Johnson and my 2 cents Trump did it too and for a while : if you read him between the lines, consider some of his provocations… The guy is 180 IQ and acts foolish? I don’t buy it! It’s totally calculated! He’s unpredictable and does the “madman’s policy”… Not so unpredictable, at least for me : I was 100% right about NoKo, even saying that in the end, KJU and DJT will sit at the same table and even likely befriend. If DJT starts to do… Read more »

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Venezuela should have to acquire nukes at any cost from North Korea, this is the only option if free world order have to prevail

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Proliferation is the best option to end with nuclear wars…
Do you really think N-Korea is “free”? Hey, the shoot at anyone trying to cross the border to the South 😉

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Another UN-NAMED ‘tough talking’ US official hey? Why be un-named? “Errr don’t mention my name in the article please, errrr ummm I’m just talking tough ok? errr umm i better go now my mom is calling me to dinner…bye”.

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Because it’s pure bullshitting, they only have coffee on the table 😉 Trump is putting pressure to obtain something else, he’s doing a Kim Jong Un v2.0.
Mark my words, if there’s a military intervention during Trump 1st mandate, it’ll be on Iran.

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FARC with machetes. Dead American Army. FARC is not Assad’s army. FARC master kills.

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FARC have retired with the money they made from selling cocaine to Hezbollah 😉