Random American wrote:You really expect me to believe that is an impartial source.
Ben Cardin and Narco Rubio sent a letter to the EU asking them to stop engaging in dialogue with Venezuela and refrain from monitoring the country’s December 6 legislative elections. Are you saying these senators are lying? Rubio also asked Trump to militarily invade Venezuela last month. These guys are psychopaths.
And the U.S. getting pissed off at its allies for recognizing an "election" doesn't really prove anything other than the U.S. wants to intervene with Europe being more reluctant, a fact that I'm not disputing.
So then you accept the letter to the EU is legit.
What it does prove, is the U.S. is aware that Maduro is likely to win. If it thought Maduro was unpopular, they'd let the vote go ahead and expect a positive outcome for themselves.
Is the U.S. a force for ultimate good? No. But that doesn't make Maduro popular.
The U.S. is a force for evil, if I'm to be frank, given all its death and destruction, including at home. But Maduro being popular is unrelated to that, and still true.
It's also not unreasonable to believe that those elections won't be fair.
We're not talking about the U.S., we're talking about Venezuela. There's no way to win by fraud in elections in Venezuela; people vote with their fingerprints under observation from people from all over the world (like what has happened previously in Venezuela and just happened over the weekend in Bolivia).
There's also the arrest of opposition leaders.
There are plenty of objective signs that it's not truly a democracy.
I'd say that's more true of America.
We "regime changed" Iraq, and yes it was a stupid thing to do, but that doesn't change the fact that Saddam was a dictator, just like in this case.
Saddam was your
dictator, installed by your government, funded by the CIA for many years before that.