US military intervention in Venezuela may begin very soon: Gen. Tata

By Jayme CohenLatin AmericaFOXBusiness

US is getting closer to military intervention in Venezuela: Gen. Anthony Tata

Brigadier Gen. Anthony Tata (Ret.) discusses the report that a top military official in Venezuela sent his family to China amid all of the protests and why he believes that the U.S. may use military force in Venezuela.

U.S. military intervention in Venezuela may begin very soon, according to retired Brigadier General Anthony Tata.

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“I think in the next two weeks we are going to see this thing bubble up and foment,” he told FOX Business’ Trish Regan on Tuesday.  “The aid has to get in there and importantly President Trump has made this sort of a line in the sand so he needs to do something that will effect or he needs to set the conditions that will effect the transition to [Juan] Guaido for power.”

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Tata added, “If [Nicolás Maduro's regime] choses to inject the Cuban-trained folks and others from Russia and Iran and Hezbollah, then I think that's a good call for the United States to get militarily involved."

But Doug Schoen, author of “The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chavez and the War Against America,” cautioned that the U.S. should gain consensus in the region before making such a move.

“We need to consider intervention but we need to get the conservative Latin American countries in the Lima Group, particularly Brazil, Argentina to join us,” Schoen said in a separate interview with Regan. “We have a sorry history of unilateral intervention in Latin America that has not worked out so well.”

Vice President Mike Pence, in an exclusive interview on FOX Business earlier this week, said “all options are on the table” to help end the brutal dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, including military action.

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