Our government has now introduced sanctions targeting Venezuela’s oil industry as we up the pressure on the dictator Maduro to get out. We’ve turned off the oil as well as access to the money. We’ve called for military leaders to switch their allegiance to the man now recognized as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state: Juan Guaidó.
And we’ve made it clear that any attempt to harm remaining U.S. diplomats in Venezuela will—in the words of National Security Adviser Ambassador John Bolton—“Be met with a significant response.”
Bolton declined to comment on what that response would be, but he was carrying a yellow pad. And on that yellow pad was written, “5,000 troops to Columbia.” That’s an army combat brigade.
Now: John Bolton does nothing by mistake. Ambassador Bolton is a friend of mine. I know John Bolton. I’ve worked with John Bolton. John Bolton is no Ben Rhodes.
All options are on the table.
Maduro’s days in power are numbered.
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Townhall Review – February 2, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher examine the leadership crisis in Venezuela and what the U.S. Military can do.
Sebastian Gorka invites Marji Ross, Publisher of Regnery Books, to talk about Karen Pence’s book, Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, and the controversy over Karen’s decision to go back to teaching, part-time.
Larry Elder looks at institutional racism and how Hollywood is handling it.
Sebastian Gorka asks Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, for his take on the lawsuits facing Pacific Gas & Electric stemming from the devastating California wildfires.
Dennis Prager talks with British historian Andrew Roberts about the fascinating life of Winston Churchill.Read More »
Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in China has been in detention for over a month now—along with his wife and dozens of church members.
Christianity has been growing rapidly in China, which apparently frightens President Xi Jinping. His fear is misplaced. Chinese Christians are good citizens and productive workers. Instead of fearing the growth of the church, Xi should fear the consequences of his own crackdown.
We’re engaged in a research project which shows the correlation between persecution and regime change. It’s abundantly clear: Regimes which persecute the Church are much more likely to be removed.
Since 2000, the 50 worst persecutors have seen a sky high 38 percent rate of forced regime change.
Just by numbers alone: If the Chinese government is concerned about losing power, the last thing they should be doing is persecuting the Church.Read More »