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Venezuela - A Real Time History Lesson

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posted on May, 1 2019 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: Graysen

Thinking about foreign meddling, the Chinese, Russians and Cuba are aiding the Maduro government. The Russians have some troops there and possibly two nuclear capable bombers. Maduro was supposedly to go to Cuba in exile, but since has changed his mind about leaving likely due to the foreign support. Guaido's military coup is very lame at the moment, small, weak, and without a lot of military support.

Trump is calling for sanctions against Cuba now and more for Russia (I think). Let's see how much we will get involved now. I expect more US activity in Puerto Rico and Panama maybe western Africa.




posted on May, 1 2019 @ 10:08 AM
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To me, Guaido seems completely naive; maybe moreso than someone who had been schooled by US CIA/StateDept should be.

In his initial announcement yesterday, he seemed to count on support from some military "middle management" that evaporated once the crowds hit the streets.

The thing is, when you organize a rebellion, you cannot count on recruiting accomplices by asking them to join beforehand. When you whisper to a military commander that you're starting a coup next Tuesday, you know what his response is going to be? "Ok, cool". Then he reports it immediately to the dictator.

Saddam Hussein used to test his henchmen by having his own sons contact commanders and say that a coup was in the offing. If the commander in question didn't immediately call Saddam's cell phone and report it, the commander "got disappeared" into Saddam's shredder behind the palace.

Those Venezuelan colonels didn't get where they are by being patriotic and making martyrs of themselves. They got their commissions by being loyal to Maduro, and telling him everything.

You'd expect a CIA puppet to know that....



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: liveandlearn

Of course not.

Wouldn't that be considered interference and/or collusion?



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: Graysen

Yeah, Guaido seems like a fish out of water, like he was just thrown into the situation and it's sink or swim. He seems really unsuited and unlikely as an operative of some kind.

We'll see how this plays out and add the summary to the lesson book. After that it will be to watch for parallels in our own country and hopefully be prepared for it.



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 10:31 PM
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Oh Noooooo! The dreaded DOUBLE POST!

So sorry, it's like farting in public.
edit on 1-5-2019 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Double post



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