Monday, March 16, 2015

Article: Looking for enemies: Venezuela, the Latest 'National Security Threat' | OpEdNews

Article: Looking for enemies: Venezuela, the Latest 'National Security Threat' | OpEdNews Seriously? Venezuela is a "national security threat"?

That is what President Obama has reportedly declared today in a new executive order.

And how exactly is poor Venezuela, a nation of 29 million, with a small military upon which it spends just 1% of GDP, one of the lowest rates in the world (the US spends 4.5% of GDP on its own bloated military), a threat to the US?

Well, according to the new executive order, some of Venezuela's leading officials have "criminalized political dissent" and are corrupt. That's about it. There's nothing in there about Venezuela threatening military action against the US, or promoting terrorism, or threatening Americans.