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March 27, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: tungsten

Probably no. But probably yes some body his cousin's wife's brother-in-law once did bidness with is a dope dealer, yeah.

I mean, so was Ronnie Raygun.

I think you mean his nephews were busted and charged for attempting to smuggle 800 Kilos of cocaine into the US through Haiti and Maduro's wife fought to get them home claiming they were kidnapped.

Citation please.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/31/beyond-chutzpah-us-charges-venezuela-with-nacro-terrorism/

Guaidó’s the one running drugs..... https://thegrayzone.com/2020/03/27/trump-bounty-maduro-guaido-plot/#more-22582

Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot

The Trump administration’s deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.


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April 1, 2020, 12:44 p.m.
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https://youtu.be/9qcc4tCFSTI

April 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
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Brazil’s Ex-President on Venezuela: Maduro is Democratic, Guaidó Should Be in Prison, US Blockade Kills Civilians

In comments ignored by English-language media, Lula da Silva slammed the US coup attempt against Venezuela, calling Nicolás Maduro a democratic leader who has supported dialogue while blasting Juan Guaidó as a criminal.

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/03/30/brazil-lula-maduro-guaido-us-blockade/

April 6, 2020, 4:28 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: tungsten

Probably no. But probably yes some body his cousin's wife's brother-in-law once did bidness with is a dope dealer, yeah.

I mean, so was Ronnie Raygun.

I think you mean his nephews were busted and charged for attempting to smuggle 800 Kilos of cocaine into the US through Haiti and Maduro's wife fought to get them home claiming they were kidnapped.

Citation please.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/31/beyond-chutzpah-us-charges-venezuela-with-nacro-terrorism/

Guaidó’s the one running drugs..... https://thegrayzone.com/2020/03/27/trump-bounty-maduro-guaido-plot/#more-22582

Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot

The Trump administration’s deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa-crime/nephews-of-venezuelas-first-lady-sentenced-to-18-years-in-u-s-drug-case-idUSKBN1E833G

Human Rights Watch on Venezuela 2018

Vox, that right wing rag, on Maduro in 2017 and his corruption

I don't know, maybe Guaido is the next Scarface, it doesn't make Maduro any less corrupt.

April 7, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
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The nephews of his wife? hahahahahah oh that's damning that is.

On April’s Fools Day, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a press conference where he announced a new “counter-narcotics effort” by U.S. Southern Command. “We’re deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircrafts and helicopters, Coast Guard cutters…doubling our capabilities in the region,” he said. The point of this mission—which will be joined by other countries—is to “increase surveillance, disruption, and seizures of drug shipments.” “We must not let narco-terrorists exploit the pandemic to threaten American lives.”

On 26 March, less than a week before Trump’s announcement, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted several members of the Venezuelan government for narco-trafficking. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt, merely a note—in this case – prepared by the U.S. government against an adversary; there is nothing in the indictment that proves the case that any of the individuals mentioned in it have anything to do with narcotics smuggling. It was apparent from the press conference at the U.S. Department of Justice that this was political theatre, an attempt to further delegitimize the government of Nicolas Maduro. 

Coming less than a week after this indictment, it is clear to all that the point is not to actually disrupt the cocaine trade, but it is to put pressure on Venezuela. No evidence was provided during the Department of Justice press conference when the United States charged Maduro with narco-trafficking, and no evidence was presented at Trump’s press conference when he announced that a naval carrier group would enter the Caribbean. There was no evidence presented at either high-profile event, because no evidence is either available or necessary; it is not available, because even the U.S. government’s own agencies say that Venezuela is neither the originator of narcotics nor the trafficker of narcotics, and it is not necessary because the United States has been consistently delegitimizing Venezuela to overthrow the government based on increasingly hallucinatory stories about the Venezuelan government. 

In December 2019, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) released its National Drug Threat Assessment. This study offers the most detailed look at the movement of drugs into the United States. At several points in the study, the DEA says that Colombia is the “primary source for cocaine seized in the United States,” According to the DEA’s Cocaine Signature Program, in 2018 “approximately 90 percent of cocaine samples tested were of Colombian origin, six percent were of Peruvian origin, and four percent were of Unknown origin.” As far as the U.S. government’s own drug agency is concerned, there is no cocaine or any other narcotic that comes from Venezuela. 

Both at the U.S. Department of Justice press conference and at Trump’s press conference, maps were shown that indicated cocaine traffic from Venezuela to the United States. This is simply not true, based on U.S. DEA information. “The majority of the cocaine and heroin produced and exported by Colombian TCOs [Transnational Criminal Organizations] to the United States is transported through Central America and Mexico,” write the DEA officials in their 2019 report. However, there are suggestions in the report that Colombian narco-traffickers sometimes “store large quantities of cocaine in remote areas of Venezuela and Ecuador until maritime or aerial transportation can be secured.” It is important to recognize that the cocaine and heroin are hidden in “remote areas” of Colombia’s neighbors, with Colombia being the focus of the entire drug trade. 

At no point in the entire DEA document, and in documents from previous years, do the U.S. drug officials make any statement that implicates the Venezuelan government in either the production, storage or transportation of the cocaine and the heroin. The only time Venezuela enters the picture is when Colombian narco-traffickers hide their cocaine and heroin in “remote areas” of Venezuela before they traffic them into Central America and Mexico and then onwards to the United States. 

The indictment against Venezuelan officials is bizarre. There is no footprint for it in any DEA document that is available. 

There is, however, significant evidence—as presented by the Colombian journalist Gonzalo Guillén in La Nueva Prensa on 3 March 2020—that Colombia’s president Iván Duque and his patron, the former president Álvaro Uribe had close ties with the narco-trafficker José Guillermo Hernández Aponte, alias Ñeñé. The previous day, Duque was in the Oval Office as Trump chided him for not doing enough to eradicate cocaine production in Colombia. “Well, you’re going to have to spray,” Trump told Duque. “If you don’t spray, you’re not going to get rid of them. So, you have to spray, with regard to the drugs in Colombia. Yeah.” Trump was talking about glyphosate-based fumigation, which the government of Colombia stopped doing in 2015 because the World Health Organization said that such sprays caused cancer. Duque said he will restart spraying. There was no mention of the accusations that Duque himself is linked to the narco-traffickers; since he is pliant towards Washington, his own alleged crimes do not amount to much. 

Strangely, in that press conference, both Trump and Duque talked about Venezuela, but neither of them mentioned drugs or narco-trafficking. It was all about regime change.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/07/trump-sends-gun-boats-to-venezuela-while-the-world-partners-to-fight-a-deadly-pandemic/

April 7, 2020, 12:13 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

The nephews of his wife? hahahahahah oh that's damning that is.

AKA, his nephews.

Honestly, I see little point in researching what a power-hungry dirtbag Maduro is. I have seen all I need to. Believe that he is Santa Claus if you want.

May 5, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
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In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly a hostile action, since the boats carried heavy weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition; the people on the boats possessed satellite phones as well as uniforms and helmets with the flag of the United States of America.

The incursion was intercepted by Venezuelan authorities, who fought them off; eight of the belligerents were killed, while two were intercepted. One of those who was arrested says that he is an agent of the U.S. government’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA has not responded to calls for confirmation.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/05/defeat-of-a-dirty-military-incursion-into-venezuela-on-a-sunday-morning/

In case you forgot....

the United States, Canada, Colombia, and a list of other countries governed by the far-right and subordinated to Washington

May 7, 2020, 11:42 a.m.
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These days, any national leader not actively urging their citizens to drink disinfectant is managing to look (relatively) good on the world stage.

Certainly, compared to the neurotic leadership south of the border, Justin Trudeau has emerged as a steady hand on the tiller, quickly providing Canadians with a wide economic safety net and behaving like an adult in the crisis.

So it’s all the more disappointing that, out of the limelight, he’s doing a great deal to make the situation worse during this pandemic for some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

I’m referring to the prime minister’s decision to ignore a plea last month from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres — and the Pope — for nations to lift sanctions against other nations in order to help some of the weakest and poorest countries cope with the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/05/06/trudeau-should-lift-punishing-sanctions-that-harm-vulnerable-nations.html


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May 7, 2020, 1:15 p.m.
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I don't trust Trump or Maduro so we may never know what happened, but I find it a little hard to believe that the US planned on kidnapping Maduro and flying him out using the airport.  I have spent no time in the military, but wouldn't a helicopter and a trained seal team be a better way to pull this off?  This looks pretty amateur.

May 7, 2020, 8:51 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

This looks pretty amateur.

The fish rots from the head.

lol..... https://www.stripes.com/news/us/ex-green-beret-led-failed-attempt-to-oust-venezuela-s-maduro-1.628169

OMFG, Cdn. content!


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May 8, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: chupacabra

This looks pretty amateur.

The fish rots from the head.

lol..... https://www.stripes.com/news/us/ex-green-beret-led-failed-attempt-to-oust-venezuela-s-maduro-1.628169

Cdn. content!

So who is the head?  If this article is accurate it is exactly what I expected to find out.  It was a group of resistance that hired an ex US Military guy to lead them in an attack that was poorly planned, not kept secret, and even more poorly executed.  It sounds like Guaido knew about it, but wasn't part of it.  It sounds like everyone knew about it which is why they were taken out as soon as they made landfall.

May 8, 2020, 10:19 a.m.
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The more that comes out about this attack the more ridiculous it gets.  The "team" that was trying to pull this off was doing it on spec.  LMAO.  The claim is that Guaido would pay them 213 million, but only after they had taken the country from Maduro.  OMFG.  And apparently it was the worst kept secret in South America which is why Maduro's men were waiting on the beaches.  If half of this turns out to be true I predict this will be the basis for a comedy movie within 10 years.

May 8, 2020, 6:58 p.m.
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Unless the Trump administration comes up with a pretty good financial offer and a promise to quit meddling, I suspect US invasion leaders Barry and Denman will be spending considerable time contemplating their navel’s in a Venezuelan prison.

And rightly so!

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/us-wants-release-of-two-special-forces-veterans-who-led-failed-coup-invasion-of-venezuela/

+ Pompeo Maximus on the failed Bay of Piglets invasion of Venezuela: “There was no US government, direct involvement, in this operation. If we’d have been involved it would have gone differently.” Note the qualifying tell: “direct involvement.”


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May 11, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
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The contract signed by Guaidó and Silvercorp also enables the killing of anyone they deem to be “armed and violent colectivos.” For a sector of Venezuela’s upper-class opposition, the term “colectivo” is a dehumanizing, oft-used catch-all term applied to any working-class person. Trade unionists, pro-government protestors, even anyone riding a motorcycle is presumed to be part of an armed and dangerous gang in the lurid fantasies of the light-skinned elitists of Eastern Caracas. Therefore, the contract essentially permits Silvercorp to kill any member of the government’s popular support base with impunity.

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/05/10/guaido-mercenary-contract-venezuelas-maduro-us-bounty-death-squad/

Nice guys, you Canadians.

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/09/venezuela-coup-regime-change/


 Last edited by: tungsten on May 11, 2020, 3:22 p.m., edited 3 times in total.
May 12, 2020, 9:23 p.m.
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Fortunately, Canada is not a country that has suffered continuous threats of coup d’etats as Venezuela has these last 21 years.

Maybe it should have?

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/what-if-armed-terrorists-threatened-the-prime-minister-of-canada/

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