Korea and Venezuela, Flip Sides of the Same Coin, by Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger makes an astute point: threaten one nation with military action, say Venezuela, and you make everyone else, including say, North Korea, apprehensive. From Hornberger at the Future of Freedom Foundation, fff.org:

By suggesting that he might order a U.S. regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North Korea has been desperately trying to develop nuclear weapons — to serve as a deterrent or defense against one of the U.S. national-security state storied regime-change operations. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Venezuela and, for that matter, other Third World countries who stand up to the U.S. Empire, also seeking to put their hands on nuclear weapons. What better way to deter a U.S. regime-change operation against them?

Think back to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The U.S. national-security establishment had initiated a military invasion of the Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, had exhorted President Kennedy to bomb Cuba during that invasion, and then had recommended that the president implement a fraudulent pretext (i.e., Operation Northwoods) for a full-scale military invasion of Cuba.

That’s why Cuba, which had never initiated any acts of aggression against the United States, wanted Soviet nuclear missiles installed in Cuba. Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro knew that there was no way that Cuba could defeat the United States in a regular, conventional war. Everyone knows that the military establishment in the United States is so large and so powerful that it can easily smash any Third World nation, including Cuba, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Venezuela.

Castro’s strategy worked. The Soviet nuclear missiles installed in Cuba drove Kennedy to reject the Pentagon’s and CIA’s vehement exhortations to bomb and invade Cuba. The way the Pentagon and the CIA saw the situation was that Kennedy now had his justification for effecting a violent regime-change operation in Cuba. The way Kennedy saw the situation was that a violent regime-change operation through bombing and invasion could easily result in all-out nuclear war between the United States and Russia.

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3 responses to “Korea and Venezuela, Flip Sides of the Same Coin, by Jacob G. Hornberger

  1. frank w. hooper

    Hhhhmmmm. Hornburger, Escobar, + Germ warfare, Weaponized Healthcare Gulags, ad nauseum all being blended into a gooey ooze of customizable bombs to target Leaders, countries, continents, to destroy the will to resist and accept Non-Think. As a matter of fact, I just last week suggested to a friend before this came out that I had envisioned something similar while being ill in the Healthcare industry hospital. Ain’t that just amazing. Oh, and lets not mention destruction and or modifications to ones personal records to imply a sort of looseness in one mental capacities. Perhaps suggesting a nut job like make is a few bricks shy of a load.
    Damned interesting I’d say.

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  2. frank w. hooper

    It’s good. I shuold be so lucky to have a wife to tie me up. Her and I were pretty adept at it. (LOL) for the oversensitive types It’s just a Joke already.

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