Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Perhaps this is the last effort of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to shift the balance of power. The White House is supportive but cautious. Everything is tenuous as Venezuela appears to be on the brink of extreme political violence.
It will certainly be an illustration of the limits of People Power, as it was called in the '80s. Sadly, I have to bet on Maduro and his various enablers. He's got the tanks, the AK-41s and the troops. He'll be trying to pull off a Syria. It's fine for Pompeo to say "democracy cannot be defeated," but of course it can, if you're willing to kill enough people.