What force is being directly applied “if necessary”?
If Venezuela is not going to get the money do they have to allow their oil to be taken?
We has 12 Super Carriers that say yes, yes they do.
This force. And 10% for the big guy.
The only gun held on Venezuela is the economic gun of sanctions not the military type.
We need their crude they need to have the sanctions eased.
So what gives the US the right to impose sanctions on other countries when they don't do things we think they should be doing? Venezuela, Russia and others.
I’d guess that it’s something along the lines of Might is Right whether it be economically or militarily.
Or we could just ignore everything that’s going on around the world.
It seems to come down to which puppet government we choose to reward and support or to drop the hammer on.