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Conquistadors - not. The fiasco to overthrow the Venezuelan government.

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#1 George Rowell

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 10:02 PM

This well written report lays bare the half-cocked attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan government.

"After the would-be liberators of Venezuela were herded ashore on Sunday, Maduro claimed that his agents had infiltrated the operation long ago and were ready to pounce. “We knew everything,” he said. “What they ate, what they didn’t eat. What they drank. Who financed them.”

One of the co-conspirators was placed on the US watch list with a reward on his capture even while he was plotting the plan to overthrow Maduro. Interesting!


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Posted 09 May 2020 - 10:49 AM

Covered in the Venezuela thread over here.
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