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Senior Venezuelan socialist official Diosdado Cabello claimed in an interview Sunday his country is “fully prepared” for a war with the United States.

Cabello, the leader of the regime’s illegal lawmaking body and a close ally of dictator Nicolás Maduro, claimed that the country’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces would remain loyal to Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution should the U.S. or any other power try to topple the regime.

“The United States offers our military amnesty. If you rise up against Maduro, you will be forgiven. As if the military had something to be forgiven for. Is it wrong to love our country? To defend it?” he continued. “Our Armed Forces, I believe, are prepared to resist those attacks of the North American imperialism and of the European Union, because they have a great conscience.”

There is little evidence to support Cabello’s claims. Instead, countless reports detail the growing disaffection and dropout rates among troops, many whose salaries fail to cover basic living resources such as food and medicine. Some soldiers have tried to launch low-level coups and rebellions, although such efforts have so far proved unsuccessful.

Cabello’s comments come amid growing international pressure for more action to be taken against the Maduro regime, currently presiding over the worst economic crisis in the country’s history. Thousands of people are now fleeing the country every day in need of humanitarian assistance, while many political dissidents have also fled the country in fear of their freedom and lives.

Leading figures who have called on Trump and other Latin American countries to consider a military solution to the crisis include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Head of the Organization of American State Luis Almagro, and Venezuela’s former Ambassador to the United Nations Diego Arria.

A desire for an intervention has also grown among members of the Venezuelan diaspora desperate to return to their homeland, although such a prospect still remains unlikely. Last August, President Donald Trump reportedly weighed the option of a military solution to the crisis, but ultimately decided against the idea, instead choosing to impose economic sanctions in a bid to squeeze the regime.

Cabello’s warning is unlikely to instill fear among leaders in Washington. Trump previously mocked the Venezuelan military for their seemingly cowardly response to a failed assassination attempt on Maduro.

“You saw how the military spread as soon as they heard a bomb go off way above their head,” Trump said of the attack in August. “That military was running for cover. That’s not good. I don’t think the Marines would have run.”

Last year, the government ordered civilians to join in “civic-military exercises” to prepare for a potential U.S. invasion, which included exercises such as swinging on ropes, running through tires, and crawling in sand holding weapons. Maduro later claimed that “at least” one million people participated.

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Stephen Russell

    October 25, 2018 at 12:51 am

    OK Then ready B52 strike over capital or C3 command centers, One BUFF strike & Country crumbles BIG Time & Huge Internal Revolt HITS Big time.

  2. Steve Hughes

    October 25, 2018 at 12:56 am

    VENEZUELA’S MILITARY…?
    BLOWN OFF THE MAP IN 6 WEEKS…!

    • Grace Joy

      October 25, 2018 at 3:04 am

      That way we can pay to fix them. We’ll be responsible for them forevermore.

      How many in the “caravan” are from Venezuela? I thought Venezuela was paying the caravaners. Soros, too.

    • zchonie

      October 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      BLOWN OFF THE MAP IN 6 WEEKS? I’m thinking more like 6 days.

  3. Eric M.

    October 25, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Yeah right! Shakin’ in me boots! LMFAO!

  4. KilRoy is Here

    October 25, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Lol that would go from the 100 day war to the 60 min war

  5. RIC CARTER

    October 25, 2018 at 1:02 am

    This is a failed socialist country hoping to go to war with the US, as we have a history of rebuilding countries after we break them. I don’t think Trump will get sucked in on this play, but he sure can turn the economic screws tighter on them if he wants.
    I don’t expect Venezuela to storm our beaches any time soon. We’ve already spread word to those on the coast, they taste like chicken.

  6. PT

    October 25, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Please God, let us go to war with this dickhead. 48 hours max. All from the air.

  7. Deb

    October 25, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Of course they are “ready” they are coming in within the guise of these caravans that are heading to our border! How many in the current caravan are mail of working ( footsoldier) age. They will try and overcome from within.

  8. RAY SAY

    October 25, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Big mouth is sure asking for it, was he drunk when he made that silly comment

  9. Sandy

    October 25, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Bring it you socialist fks!

  10. scot_belle

    October 25, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Really? Wow, that’s “amazing”. 🙂

  11. scot_belle

    October 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Why..are my posts…NOT…being posted?
    I follow netiquette rules, no foul language,
    no threats, etc. WHAT GIVES??

  12. Carl J Bujan

    October 25, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I never laughed so hard in my life. Venezuela wouldn’t last one day against us. What a fool.

  13. Marinevet

    October 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Venezuela couldn’t win a war with the cub scouts. Well maybe now since they let everyone in. The outcome is still the same. Turn these illegals back from the border. Otherwise we will ship them back to you in body bags.

  14. John F

    October 25, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Of course they are ready – LMAO! What do we think they’ve spent our foreign aid for? Those in the caravan aren’t armed (or at least they aren’t showing it), but so what! I wouldn’t put it past our Liberal Socialist, Chavez loving lefties to arm them if they ever reach a sanctuary State/city! Especially after we kick Leftist A** in Nov.!

  15. richard smith

    October 25, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I hope we don’t fall for that old trick again. They’d like nothing better than to go to war with us so that we can go back and rebuild their country and throw hundred dollar bills at everyone like we did in Iraq.

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