Lindsey Graham Tells Trump to Invade Venezuela: “Do Exactly What Reagan Did” in Grenada

Venezuela is 2500-times the size of Grenada, and has 300-times the population

Venezuela has more active-duty soldiers than Grenada has inhabitants. Also jungles and mountains. Its neighbor Colombia has been fighting Leftist guerrilas for fifty years now.

Likely frustrated over the fact that the crisis in Venezuela has by and large retreated from the headlines over the past weeks following the failed US-backed coup attempt against Maduro at the end of April, Sen. Lindsey Graham went on one of his characteristic jingoistic rants during a Fox News Sunday appearance.

he well-known hawk from South Carolina directly appealed to Trump to initiate a US invasion akin to the one executed by Ronald Reagan in Grenada back in 1983.

“Trump said rightly, Maduro’s not the legitimate leader of Venezuela. The entire region supports the Trump approach, that Guaidó is the legitimate leader,” Graham said.

I would do exactly what Reagan did. I would give Cuba the ultimatum to get out of Venezuela. If they don’t, I would let the Venezuelan military know, you’ve got to choose between democracy and Maduro.”

And it’s here that Graham called for direct invasion of the oil-rich but cash poor socialist country: “And if you choose Maduro and Cuba, we’re coming after you. This is in our backyard,” he said.

During the interview Graham had repeated the unproven claim that Maduro “wouldn’t be in power without six or seven thousand security forces in Venezuela.”

Leading up to the 1983 US Marine invasion of Grenada, an action which defense planners saw as a crucial “check on communist influence”, Reagan told the American people “when the thugs tried to wrest control of Grenada, there were 30 Soviet advisers and hundreds of Cuban military and paramilitary forces on the island.”

However, unlike the tiny island of Grenada, which had a population of less than 100,000 – Venezuela has a population size approaching 30 million with about 160,000 active military troops plus many hundreds of thousands more in national guard and reserve forces. [Anda 2-million strong militia force.]

Earlier this month, Graham had questioned on Twitter“Cuba, Russia send troops to prop Maduro up in Venezuela…..while we talk/sanction… Where is our aircraft carrier?”

Source: Zero Hedge

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  2. John C Carleton says

    Ole Show Me To The Kiddy Park Graham wants to invade Venezuela?

    Give the gay caballero an M-16 and let him take point in the invasion.


    1. DarkEyes says

      Minus some real good ones, Graham should be in jail with the rest of his comrades in Congress. He is IMO equal corrupt as his girlfriend Insane McCain who, with his SS comrades, created their private army ISIS.
      Graham is an Israhell firster.

      And Graham was one of their CEOs of ISIS army.

  3. JustPassingThrough says

    L.G is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
    Never was.

  4. Séamus Ó Néill says

    I’ve always maintained that if a warmonger wants war , he and his immediate family should be drafted immediately and unquestionably and shipped to serve at the front line….no questions asked……they’d think twice about their willingness to sacrifice someone else’s children

  5. CHUCKMAN says

    Lindsey Graham is almost poster boy for everything wrong with American government and its international affairs.

    Here’s a lisping thug in pink panties telling others to go kill and destroy.

  6. thomas malthaus says
    On a somewhat unrelated and lighter note, I would hope President Trump might avail state department expediency to Russian citizens wanting to visit relatives within our boundaries. In some cases, we have to assume it involves attending a funeral.

    Currently, Russian citizens have to wait 300 days for an interview before a visa is considered. Whatever passes for normal procedure elsewhere is about two weeks to a month at most.

    Give them a break Pompeo!

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