The Obama administration has a funny way of rewarding those who call us 'imperialistas'

President Maduro of Venezuela has spent the last few months warning his people that "los imperialistas"  (i.e. US) are out to get him. He blamed the US for everything under the sun, from high inflation, shortages, imaginary invasions from Colombia, and even an acute shortage of toilet paper. He also expelled US diplomats and jailed a US filmmaker.

Does that sound like a responsible friend of the US to you?

So why is the US throwing President Maduro a "lifeline"?

The Washington Post reports this:

"Last week Secretary of State John F. Kerry took time to meet Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua on the sidelines of an Organization of American States meeting, then announced that the Obama administration would like to "find a new way forward" with the Maduro administration and "quickly move to the appointment of ambassadors."

Mr. Kerry even thanked Mr. Maduro for "taking steps toward this encounter" -- words that the state-run media trumpeted."

Sorry but I am a little confused, or "confundido" as so many in the democratic opposition must be saying.  Is this what they get for standing up to thugs who steal elections?

Why are we giving President Maduro a "lifeline" at a time when many Latin American countries are calling for an audit of the questionable elections?

Why are we rewarding Cuba by sitting down with Venezuela?

Why is the US legitimizing an election that so many inside and outside of Venezuela consider illegitimate?

I am not against sitting down with those we disagree with.  However, the unconditional nature of these meetings with the Maduro regime is extremely confusing.  Also, the timing makes no sense!

 

President Maduro of Venezuela has spent the last few months warning his people that "los imperialistas"  (i.e. US) are out to get him. He blamed the US for everything under the sun, from high inflation, shortages, imaginary invasions from Colombia, and even an acute shortage of toilet paper. He also expelled US diplomats and jailed a US filmmaker.

Does that sound like a responsible friend of the US to you?

So why is the US throwing President Maduro a "lifeline"?

The Washington Post reports this:

"Last week Secretary of State John F. Kerry took time to meet Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua on the sidelines of an Organization of American States meeting, then announced that the Obama administration would like to "find a new way forward" with the Maduro administration and "quickly move to the appointment of ambassadors."

Mr. Kerry even thanked Mr. Maduro for "taking steps toward this encounter" -- words that the state-run media trumpeted."

Sorry but I am a little confused, or "confundido" as so many in the democratic opposition must be saying.  Is this what they get for standing up to thugs who steal elections?

Why are we giving President Maduro a "lifeline" at a time when many Latin American countries are calling for an audit of the questionable elections?

Why are we rewarding Cuba by sitting down with Venezuela?

Why is the US legitimizing an election that so many inside and outside of Venezuela consider illegitimate?

I am not against sitting down with those we disagree with.  However, the unconditional nature of these meetings with the Maduro regime is extremely confusing.  Also, the timing makes no sense!

 

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