Admiral Says US Military Ready To Protect US Personnel In Venezuela

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Zero Hedge—Here we go. As Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro continues to cling to power even as more countries recognize the legitimacy of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who will soon benefit from a fund of Venezuelan oil revenue being set up by the US, a US Navy Admiral has offered the first hint that the US might be moving toward boots-on-the-ground military intervention in Latin America's floundering socialist paradise. [RTRS] - U.S. MILITARY PREPARED TO PROTECT U.S. PERSONNEL AND DIPLOMATIC...

The commander of US forces in South America says the military is ready to protect diplomats in Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US military is prepared to protect US personnel and diplomatic facilities in Venezuela if needed, the US admiral in charge of American forces in South America said on Thursday. "We are prepared to protect US personnel and diplomatic facilities if necessary," Navy Admiral Craig Faller, the head of US Southern Command, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH:...