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The Weenie

This term, which began during the Vietnam War, refers to the body count. It has evolved a bit to include “the bottom line number”. So, what is the weenie in Venezuela? What will it take for the generals to get off the bench and dessert Maduro? Because I am closer than most Americans to events in that progressive country, I now have that number. The mordida that the generals and admirals (yes, there are several for that puddle pirate navy) is US$500 million. They’ll flip sides and will embrace hope and change.
Mordida de Tiberon (aka, the bribe)
The US State Department will not pay the weenie. It’s not the Obama State Department filling USAF aircraft with currency and delivering it to the Ayatollah anymore. And while the US people feel sorry for the starving socialists in Venezuela, they still recall that the Venezuelans wanted socialism out of greed and lust for other people’s money. 
Whenever there is a call from somebody I know for regime change, I say, “would you trade the lives of your children/grandchildren for regime change in Venezuela, because we’re putting somebody’s kids lives on the line?” The answer has been a unanimous “no”. Wow — no. You see, that is the litmus test for war. If the answer was a unanimous “yes”, I’d say that we should go in and stomp the Cubans and their masters in the Venezuelan capitol. But it’s not. So we shouldn’t.
We all feel heartfelt sorrow for the people of Venezuela, but they have to show a commitment for freedom before we send our sons and daughters to save them.

17 thoughts on “Different Topics

  1. Is there a chance that the people might rise up if they thought they had a chance against the Cuban, Russian and Venezuelan Military?
    After all, they are a disarmed populace.
    In other words, some armed support?
    Close air support?After all, they are a disarmed populace.
    Of course, in that scenario, we would have to make the first move, hoping they would rise up, the ground troops would turn, etc. It would be embarrassing if they didn't.

  2. How badly do the Venezuelan people want freedom? They dug their own trap. I guess it's time to hit soldiers over the head and stealing their weapons.

  3. My rules for war.
    Know what you want to accomplish.
    Never fight the way your enemy fights best.
    Never waste an American life.
    There is no such thing as over-kill.

  4. I don’t see them doing that. There is another move under way to solve the problem outside of military activity. I can’t discuss that and don’t know if it will ultimately work, but I’m personally involved and I’m hopeful.

  5. Can we overload them with stupidity and just give them Puerto Rico's politicians? That would solve two problems at once!

  6. If all those people would switch for that much money, how could we trust them not to switch again for more? We can't.
    I do hope that the people can find a way. And that your third option goes well.

  7. They are hoist on their own petard, and THANKFULLY we're not going in to bail their asses out.

  8. They chose communism and now they don't like it. So sort it out people, without getting my kid killed.

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