Debate over US military intervention in Venezuela heats up

Channel: Fox Business
Published: 05/03/2019

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Fox News national security analyst Walid Phares with the latest on the unrest in Venezuela. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — the business capital...



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Venezuelan president nicolas maduro, calling from military unity days after opposition leader, juan wydo, call for an uprising. It'S causing chaos through caracas, as thousands heed his call. President trump speaking with our trish regan said, the united states could go into venezuela to help wait. Oh, i've been watching him and watching the moves, and you know there's a lot of spirit for him and ...
t is from a constitutional standpoint is the way it's supposed to be. He was elected, they they're, they should be running it now. At least we could go in and help him a little bit with and maybe a lot. You know fox news. National security, analyst wylie de ferran, wildly obviously americascertainly there in spirit, and but you have to wonder how could we help? How could we do more, particularly if it involved getting going into the country more than the spirit basically is to be on the ground? We'Ve already done a lot of president. The administration many in congress have pushed for the recognition the recognition occurred. It impacted dozens of countries worldwide, including most here in latin america and in the hemisphere. Now, beyond that aid, we are at the border in in colombia. We need to first go through the process of our friends in brazil in colombia that could do much more than what they're doing right now, but at the end of the dayif maduro uses his armed forces seriously against wydo and the unit's supporting wydo.

Then i think the president won't go in what if there isn't really a non. You know an aggressive military military use, just a show of force, pushing around crowds, tear gas, but you know not an open attack, then what we be justified and and sinning in any sort of military aid. And what would the role of this lima group you alluded to? What would their a role be in any in any military intervention? Let'S begin with it with the last part of what you said, which is very important, very interesting and would allow us to do something going alone. Will beperceived as another meddling in other country, but going with the lima group with a oh, a the organization of latin american states? American states would be the appropriate thing to do below the united nations. Now what can be done? The the brazilians have a large segment of the venezuelan population as refugees that is under international possible to go in and help them same goes from colombia, so we are have limited ways to intervene in the beginning. Based on the refugee question, i want to ask you about the democratic congresswoman ilhan omar of minnesota, saying that the united states is partly to blame for the situation in venezuela saying that the trump administration quote helped leadthe devastation. Take a quick, listen! I don't believe that interventions that are pushing for regime change are in the best interest of venezuela and the best interests of the american people. So so america created the situation there and and with just it would just be worse if we intervene further. I am not surprised my friend because this narrative, we heard it before on campuses in the media. We heard somewhat something similar by advisers of the previous administration, but now, for the first time we hear it from actual members of congress that is actually creating a shock. Among many people this is a position that has been ideological for many decades many years, some americans believethat america is a fault, some americans believe, and maybe the congressman is part of them, that the real friends are russia and iran - and you know qatar may be in The muslim brotherhood and that's been translated now into statements such as the one we've heard, while affairs, it's always great to have you on you, help explain all of the stuff in a way that makes it easier for us to understand. Thank you.

Thank you.


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