Doubtful. That's not how the US fights Latin American countries. Look at the US's toppling of Chile. They do it by waging economic war against the nation until it's on the brink of collapse while funding the rise of extremist groups, and when the time is right, they sponsor a coup to overthrow the government and put in a dictator that they can control. They did a similar thing to Guatemala as well, Iran too.
The US has had trouble toppling Venezuela though, because the people are strong. They came out of brutal military rule to a socialist democratic nation. When Chavez was put in power, he drafted a new constitution giving people rights for the first time, and his socialist policies cut poverty in half, eliminated illiteracy, raised pensions for the entire nation, and much more.
Of course, like the socialist Mohammed Mossadegh or Iran, Salvador Allende of Chile, or Jacobo Árbenz of Guatemela, the US deemed Chavez to be "too socialist", so, like those nations, they immediately waged an economic war to try and subvert their government.
This was supposed to end with a violent US-sponsored coup and the establishment of a dictator, Pedro Carmona. But it failed. In 2002, they successfully ousted Hugo Chavez from power, but the people weren't going to have it, so they rose up in protest and surrounded the palace and demanded him back. Carmona and his goons ended up fleeing Venezuela for fear of their life, and Chavez was returned.
After the failed coup, the US has been ramping up the economic war, with massive sanctions on Venezuela and spending tens of millions of dollars funding right-wing terrorist groups to destroy government property, burning down food supply, ripping government bus drivers out and beating them, literally setting Chavez supporters on fire in the streets.
The US doesn't need bombs, they have been controlling Latin America for decades now, and they already have Venezuela on its knees. But they're having trouble getting rid of the left-wing government because the people do not want to return to dictatorial rule and want to restore their government.
What Americans don't realize is that the far-right extremist "opposition" in Venezuela are a minority, an extremist minority with no desire to actually take place in the democratic process, instead spread violence and terrorism, murdering Chavistas in the streets.
We've seen the US do this countless times before. It's horrible to see it in real time rather than reading about it in a history book.
· 9 months ago