It is wrong for the US government to be attempting once again to force a “regime change” in a foreign country. Especially in Latin America, given our history. Especially when the nominated replacement didn’t even run in the disputed election.

This time, we’re imposing our will by the cynical provision of humanitarian aid. IMHO, this is intended to force a confrontation between civilians in Venezuela who badly need the aid and the Venezuelan military, whereupon the US military will intervene to “save lives”. For this reason, the aid donations have been denounced by other aid NGOs.

It is legitimate for US politicians to comment on the mismanagement of other countries (although somewhat hypocritical, as points out), to offer aid without forcing it, to offer help hosting a fair election. That doesn’t appear to be what we’re doing.

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