Maduro’s Demise Imminent? The Same Was Said Of Syria’s Assad

Posted on February 10, 2019 11:01 pm

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  A new Bloomberg report begins by noting, “As with Assad eight years ago, it’s hard to find an analyst or Western official predicting Maduro’s long-term survival.” Given that the professional class of “analysts” tends to get just about everything wrong, it seems safe to bet on Maduro lasting much longer than anyone is currently predicting. Pundits and politicians seeking regime change also have a penchant for wishfully exaggerating the degree to which popular unrest and external pressures actually erode and crack the regime, and still very loyal military. Like with Syria before, the headlines on Venezuela are moving much…