Comedian John Bolton Claims 30% of Cuba’s Military Is in Venezuela

US National Security Advisor took advantage of an appearance on FOX to practice his comedy skills

25,000 out of a total force of 90,000

National Security Adviser John Bolton continued to push accusations that Cuba is behind the failed US-backed coup in Venezuela, now claiming that 25,000 Cuban troops are in the country, and Venezuela would fall by midnight if they left. 

Cuba has denied having troops in Venezuela, or engaging in any military operations there. Bolton provided no evidence that the 25,000 troops are there, and there are some serious reasons to doubt it.

During the Tuesday coup, after all, chief of staff Mick Mulvaney insisted that Russia and Cuba were “not supposed to get involved,” a preposterous supposition to make if Cuba had a substantial chunk of its military in Venezuela.

And that would be a huge military commitment for Cuba. The most recent official estimate is that Cuba’s entire military only has 90,000 active personnel, which would mean that if Bolton’s allegations were true, they are committing around 30% of their entire military to an overseas engagement.


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  2. thomas malthaus says

    I’ll bet if I asked a Russian source, he might tell me the US has 4,000 troops in Colombia and more en route.

    How will the country manage about six wars or so and continue to say the economy is rosy and the deficit doesn’t matter? That peace doesn’t matter but the oil does?

  3. Séamus Ó Néill says

    Venezuela may be the final straw that breaks the “empire’s” back. This is not the ME. Venezuela sits on both the Caribbean and Atlantic. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s not a couple of undetectable Russian subs cruising in the vicinity. However if the US psychopaths do decide on war , it’ll be a quagmire , they’ll lose many ,many troops…the sight of thousands of bodybags may have a sobering effect on the American people. They’re already bankrupt , but another war may just topple the scales and this time the world is watching ….the two most powerful have vital interests in Venezuela and I don’t think they’ll just walk away !

  4. John C Carleton says

    Well, John bolton is an Israhell citizen.
    Lying comes naturally.

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