A determined crowd of millions of Venezuelans are rallying today in Caracas to oust the brutal socialist dictator Maduro, who utterly destroyed one of the most prosperous nations in South America.
Interim President Juan Guaido is calling today’s rally the “final phase of Operation Freedom” and the people are encouraged by the release from prison of a key opposition leader, Leopoldo López.
This time, Guaido’s force have some arms which might help convince the military and police to join with Guaido. Maduro should just flee to Havana, Moscow or Tehran while he can.
If today’s rally fails, then Maduro may use his Cuban, Russian, Hamas and other forces to strike at the peaceful millions that want to rebuild their nation, making future rallies and a revolution more difficult.
If this fails then it’s time for President Trump to work with Columbia and Brazil for a limited “Panama-style” strike to oust Maduro, or the nation will sink deeper into anarchy and become effectively owned by Russia, Cuba, Iran, China and Hamas. Given just a bit of support, the people will do the rest, so this would not be an Iraq-like action.
Then Guaido can form the government to rebuild the nation, oust the Russians, Cubans, Chinese, Hamas and drug cartels, invite in foreign investors to rebuild the nation, and one day soon, the people of Venezuela will again enjoy a prosperous and safe life.
Art Harman is the President of the Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration, a space advocacy organization supporting the return to the moon by 2024. He was the Legislative Director and foreign policy advisor for Rep. Stockman (R-Texas) in the 113th Congress, and is a veteran policy analyst and grass-roots political expert. His expertise includes foreign relations, border security/amnesty, national security, transportation, foreign broadcasting and NASA/space policy.
He has travelled the world and been behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet era, witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, was arrested by the KGB, and stood in the footprints of those who sacrificed everything for freedom at Tiananmen Square.
Mr. Harman developed the strategy to kill the 2013 Senate “gang of eight” amnesty bill as violating the Constitution’s Origination Clause–and was dubbed “The Bill Killer” by Roll Call for his work. He provided policy advice to the Trump campaign, transition and the White House. He wrote what became the ‘bible’ for post-Brexit trade relations which was introduced in 2016 by Sen. Mike Lee as S. 3123, the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act, and he advised the Trump administration to return Americans to the Moon by 2024–now official policy. Harman is a frequent guest expert on radio shows on key policy issues, an award-winning filmmaker, and an award-winning fine-arts photographer.