Venezuelan Military Sides With Maduro (Will America’s Leading Democratic Socialist Join Them?)

Hot Air | 1/23/2019 | Staff
Emzah92 (Posted by) Level 3

Earlier today Ed wrote about the developing situation in Venezuela saying, “regime change in Venezuela will depend on whether the military has had enough of Maduro and the instability he has created.” That the military is the final arbiter is clear to everyone, not least President Maduro himself:

SEE ALSO: Why does the White House care about what’s going on in Venezuela?

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday called on the country’s military to maintain unity and discipline, after the leader of the opposition-controlled congress declared himself interim president and asked for the armed forces’ support.

“We will triumph over this as well, we will come out victorious,” Maduro told supporters outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, as hundreds of thousands marched around the country demanding he step down and in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call for elections.

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A short while ago the military seemed to side with Maduro:

So far, the United States and 13 other nations have signaled their support for Juan Guaidó as the interim president:

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Maduro’s response has been to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and order our diplomats out of the country within 72 hours. But if we no longer recognize Maduro as the country’s president, why would we heed his demands regarding our diplomats?

This sets up the next possible confrontation. Will Maduro and the military attempt to physically remove our diplomats? And, if so, how will the U.S. respond? Frankly, I’d be more worried about Maduro’s regime hitting them with a...
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