Ex special forces operator tried but failed
May 4, 2020 at 1:49 PM - Views: 76 #311564Bernin4UParticipant
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to overthrow Venezuelan dictator with 300 men
The details are still coming to the forefront, but it seems that a former U.S. Green Beret was heavily involved in the secret military operation to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
The Associated Press (AP) was first to break the story about a daring but overly ambitious plan to sneak 300 former soldiers from the regime into the northern tip of Venezuela. They would raid government armories along the way and create a popular uprising to overthrow Maduro’s regime.
Maduro is believed to have rigged the last elections. Sixty countries, including the U.S., recognize the opposition candidate, Juan Guaidó as the rightful president. However, Maduro is firmly entrenched in power, with the military backing him, so this plan had little chance of being successful. Luckily, this entire operation fell apart before it was ever launched. Still, the political fallout of the American involvement will no doubt be played up in the media as another failed coup attempt similar to the Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba.
May 4, 2020 at 4:18 PM #311574ArtfromArkParticipant
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he was a member of a minor opposition party who became the “leader” of the opposition in a round-robin system. He has tried on several occasions to garner support in Venezuela for his “presidency”, but he has not succeeded.
“There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)
May 4, 2020 at 5:21 PM #311583N2DocParticipant
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The media never fails to catapult the propaganda whenever possible.
May 4, 2020 at 7:52 PM #311594PunxsutawneyModerator
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In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.
Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.
“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c
May 4, 2020 at 8:19 PM #311595FasttenseParticipant
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No one is trying to send in troops to the US and force him out to put Hillary in his place.
The current Venezuelan government was legally elected. Why the US has to waste our tax dollars on destroying a legal government when the Trump admin can’t even provide health care to the sick and dying during a pandemic, is beyond me.
Bunch of little children acting like cowboys using Venezuela as their toy.
May 4, 2020 at 8:22 PM #311597mrdmkParticipant
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If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields
May 4, 2020 at 10:59 PM #311639Bernin4UParticipant
<h1 class=”Component-h1-0-2-33″>Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela’s Maduro</h1>By JOSHUA GOODMANMay 1, 2020
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MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in the socialist country and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolás Maduro’s arrest.
What could go wrong? As it turns out, pretty much everything.
The ringleader of the plot is now jailed in the U.S. on narcotics charges. Authorities in the U.S. and Colombia are asking questions about the role of his muscular American adviser, a former Green Beret. And dozens of desperate combatants who flocked to secret training camps in Colombia said they have been left to fend for themselves amid the coronavirus pandemic.
May 5, 2020 at 7:24 AM #3118893fingerbrownParticipant
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What “dictator” are they talking about?
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
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