In case you've been away from tv for the last 30 minutes, Trump now has us at brink of war w/North Korea AND Venezuela. Have a nice weekend.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 11, 2017
Somehow I feel responsible because I didn't spend the day obsessing over "breaking news." Although a "military option" with regard to Venezuela makes sense, especially if you can't locate it on a map. Trump did explain that “Venezuela is not very far away.” I mean, that border wall with Mexico hasn't been built yet, ya know!
A good way to bolster a Latin American dictator now destroying his country's democracy is to threaten a US invasion. #Venezuela— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 11, 2017
Or if you don't have any hotels there (or in North Korea, South Korea, Guam, or parts of China likely to be effected):
North Korea?— Jim Hillier (@Editordie) August 11, 2017
Isis backing countries where Trump happens to have business interests?
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Well, at least we can be assured the President is not just shooting off his mouth again:
"I refer you to the White House," DOD spox said of #Trump comments. "As of right now the Pentagon has received no orders" on #Venezuela— Tara Copp (@TaraCopp) August 11, 2017
"Last thing we need is another flashpoint" Fmr #SecDef Leon Panetta on #Trump mil option #Venezuela "This is not a time for loose talk."— Tara Copp (@TaraCopp) August 11, 2017
Panetta actually said a bit more than that:
“Considering the number of flash points we’re dealing with in a very dangerous world,” Panetta said, “the last thing we need is another flash point where we may possibly use military force.”Yeah, but did Panetta defeat Hillary in the biggest election victory of all time? Who's the President? Who's the President? That's right, bitches!!!!!!
“This is not reality TV,” the former military and intelligence official continued. “This is a situation where you can’t just talk down to everybody in the world.”
Oh, well; we'll always have Kubrick: