Pants-of-dog wrote:I think the US failed.
If you think the US had nothing to do with this, then you are not ware of how this is merely a continuation of a long history of US involvement in Latin America in support of right wing markets.
And it probably failed because of the same reason as previous attempts failed: they underestimated popular support for the leftist government, like during the famous Bay of Pigs invasion.
I didn't say the US didn't try, i said that US leadership collectively agreed not to pursue the issue further besides some minor tokens. If US starts an invasion of Venezuela then Venezuela will fall within a week if US wished so. There is just not much interest in Venezuela from the side of US because ,well, there is nothing interesting in Venezuela and it seems that it will eventually collapse by itself or fade in to full obscurity over time.
Bay of Pigs is a totally separate issue because that is an example of a situation where US really tried hard but failed due to Soviet Union being around. Even after the Cuban missile crysis, the US had to follow the agreement between USSR and US. There is no USSR to protect Venezuela. Venezuela doesn't even have any regional allies right now due to economic situation in the country and its fallout on its neighbours.
I do not think that any nation is hopeless to change; however, I think that some nations do require a lot more effort than others to become changed. - Verv