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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:37 AM

Prevent Anything Going In: Report Claims Trump Repeatedly Considered Venezuela Blockade

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested deploying warships along Venezuela’s coast to enforce a naval blockade, a report claims, citing officials. Trump earlier signaled he was eyeing the move, but was short on details.

Trump first broached the idea of cutting off the crisis-hit Latin American nation from the outside world at least a year and half ago, Axios reported, citing current and former officials who were privy to the internal discussions.

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While the proposal has reportedly failed to win much support from the top brass, who see the prospect of stationing the US Navy along the 2,800km (1,700 miles) long Venezuelan coastline unfeasible and too costly to attempt, Trump has not given up on the idea, floating it again as recently as “several weeks ago,” the officials said.

He literally just said we should get the ships out there and do a naval embargo. Prevent anything going in.

Senior officials in the Trump administration also reportedly voiced concerns about the implications of the move from an international law perspective, as it appears to lack any legal justification.

Others warned that such a mammoth project would require an amount of resources that the navy does not yet possess, and could hurt the US' ability to deter China and Iran since the blockade would require diverting ships from other regions.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 12:00 PM

1. I would imagine Trump considers a lot of different approaches to every problem. ...

Hopefully he will not do something that will involve us in another long and useless war for no good reason.

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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 12:27 PM

2. Intelligent people always consider ALL the options when dealing with any problem....................

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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 01:12 PM

3. faux news alert

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 02:36 PM

4. Are you implying consideration of multiple options is bad?

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Response to wisbadger (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 04:02 PM

5. I "implied" nothing. I posted a OP...

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