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Is the use of force, under the principle of Responsibility to Protect, necessary and appropriate now in Venezuela?
The use of force, under the principle of
Responsibility to Protect
, is necessary and appropriate now in Venezuela.
Maduro's regime has systematically attacked an identifiable part of the civilian population by actions that can be considered crimes against humanity.
All democratic and peaceful solutions have been exhausted by the democratic alternative.
Maduro's regime involvement with drug cartels have made of the country a safe haven for drug traffickers and terrorists. This represents a threat to security for countries in the region.
The use of guerrilla warfare by the regime's death squads disguised as civilians or "colectivos" could cause many actual civilian casualties and prolong the conflict for too long.
A U.S. military intervention can be widely interpreted as an effort to strengthen their hegemony in the region, and would validate the Venezuelan regime's proclaimed imperialist conspiracies.
Is the UN a force for good?
Is the state necessary and beneficial to society?
Should the US establish a Space Force?