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Maduro Announces Defeat Of “Deranged Coup” But Round 2 Is Incoming

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Maduro Announces Defeat Of "Deranged Coup" But Round 2 Is Incoming

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On April 30th, US-Proclaimed President Juan Guaido began “Operacion Libertad,” with the US government’s complete support.

In the early hours of the day, Juan Guaido published a video on Twitter addressing the people to rise up against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government.

An initial target for the coup was the Francisco de Miranda Airbase, their attempts to capture it, however, and opposition supporters were forced to withdraw.

Regardless, from an undisclosed location, Juan Guaido posted another video, this time on YouTube calling for round 2 of the coup attempt to continue on May 1st. He claimed Venezuelans have the opportunity to conquer their future. “Tomorrow the whole of Venezuela must hit the streets,” he concluded.

Guaido said the action that he has initiated this week was not a coup but “a peaceful rebellion” and said Maduro today “does not have the backing of the armed forces.”

Despite initial reports that the military is on the opposition’s side, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that it still supports Maduro.

In an interview with CNN, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that Nicolas Maduro was planning to flee the country to Cuba, but was talked out of it by Russia.

“We’ve watched throughout the day, it’s been a long time since anyone’s seen Maduro. He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning as we understand it and the Russians indicated he should stay. He was headed for Havana,” Pompeo claimed.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told CNN that what Pompeo was saying was fake and that “Washington tried its best to demoralize the Venezuelan army and now used fakes as a part of information war.”

US National Security Adviser John Bolton alleged that Venezuelan officials, including the Defense Minister played a role in the coup attempt.

Bolton said it was a “very delicate moment” for Venezuela.

“If this effort fails, they will sink into a dictatorship from which there are very few possible alternatives,” Bolton added.

Both Bolton and US President Donald Trump blamed Cuba for the situation in Venezuela and warned it of repercussions if it doesn’t end its role in the country.

The Lima Group expressed its support for the “constitutional process undertaken by the Venezuelan people, under Interim President Juan Guaidó, to recover democracy in Venezuela.”

In the late hours of April 30th, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made his first address to the nation to proclaim that the coup attempt was thwarted.

President Maduro speaks to the Nation.

President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, offers statements after the failed coup promoted by the United States.

Posted by teleSUR English on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway.

Accompanied by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup.

He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right’s desire to “impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model.”

“Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d’état, delivered to foreign interests and the gringo empire,” Maduro said.

Maduro denied US claims that he planned to flee to Cuba but was persuaded to remain in Venezuela by Russia. The president also claimed that some perpetrators had fled to the Brazilian embassy in Caracas.

Maduro also blamed Guaido’s mentor, Leopoldo Lopez for the coup.

According to Chile’s Foreign Affairs Minister Roberto Ampuero, Lopez had gone with his family to Spain.

“I want to update the information: Lilian Tintori and Leopoldo Lopez -of Spanish descent- moved to the embassy of Spain. It is a personal decision, considering that our embassy already had guests.”

Leopoldo Lopez requested protection April 30th afternoon as a guest at the Chilean diplomatic mission in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account.

“Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago, her spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats,”  Ampuero said.

Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN Samuel Moncada said that the coup attempt was defeated. He said that “those gentlemen have been defeated, but that defeat will have consequences in many parts of that fictitious government.”

Despite that, the coup attempt hasn’t finished, in all likelihood May 1st would be round 2 of “Operaction Libertad.”

Mike Pompeo and John Bolton also repeatedly warned that Juan Guaido must not be touched and that there would be a harsh response by the US if it happens.

Most likely the US, expecting an escalation issued a prohibition on all US carriers’ operation in or above Venezuela below 26,000 feet and gave all US operations 48 hours to depart the country.

An Air France flight also returned to Paris instead of flying to Caracas.

The European Union in a statement said that the crisis in Venezuela can only be solved in a peaceful and democratic way.

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  • Garga

    Attempting an armed coup with a less-than-a-hundred-strong force, after a long time that everybody was waiting for it to happen (remember Bolton’s laughable act: the “3000 troops to Columbia” note?).
    Did they expect to win? I don’t think so, but it’s a very good way to get rid of some burnt pawn and use his “martyrdom” to balloon somebody fresh and a pretext for further aggression, perhaps even overt military engagement.

    What this Guido :) guy did is considered treason everywhere on the earth, plain and simple, and punishment for treason is not hugs and kisses. Now if Venezuelan government reacts firm (and justly) to Guido they will be painted as murderous pure evil. If they don’t react hard and go soft on Mr. G, they’ll look like weak and scared.
    It seems that the US government was betting on G-do getting killed and removed by the Venezuelan government for them. Perhaps they’ll do it themselves if Venezuela is unwilling to give them a pretext?

    • Balázs Jávorszky

      This Guiado :) should get justice for his tireless efforts (like posting an ISIS style inspirational video for “Round 2”). He should do some years of forced labour for society. Perhaps digging or whatever. I don’t know what his talents are, he probably has never done real work in his life.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      when someone attempt to rape your mother you dont discuss it you are lethal and quick about it. But now days it seems to win the politically correct talking about it and this will not go well with humanity’s future if this is established, as the norm. It is time for talk and it is time for action.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Guaido is infected with a disease that is incurable and terminal.

        US Stupidity.

    • Derapage

      Guido is a living false flag, the first in the History :)
      Touching it means unleashing a long-awaited war by US without casus belli of course

    • S Melanson

      This is good analysis. While distasteful, to understand the enemy, you need to get inside their heads and think as they do. You can also predict their next moves with some confidence.

      I edited the song For No One to be a CIA cover – pun intended.

      Guido lamented how he wished all his fellow loyal and courageous supporters could be there with him to celebrate but could not due to other commitments such as fleeing the country or seeking asylum in embassies. At this point Guidos broke down sobbing and then a CIA agent brings a package to Guido and tells Guido it is from Bolton and Pompeo. There is a pink bow wrapping the box with a card saying “sent with (conditional) loving kisses”.

      Guido wipes the tears away, joyful someone loves him. Opening the box, music begins to play… sung to: For No One, Beatles, Album Revolver.

      Edit – cover by the Bolton-Pompeo Band, CIA Records

      Your day breaks, your mind aches
      You find that all the words of kindness linger on
      When the CIA no longer needs you

      Pompeo wakes up, he makes up
      He takes his time and doesn’t feel he has to hurry
      The CIA no longer needs you

      And in Bolton’s eyes you see nothing
      No sign of love behind the tears
      Cried for no one
      A love that should have lasted years!

      You want Pompeo, you need Bolton
      And yet you don’t believe them when they say their love is dead
      You think they need you…

      At this point the bomb goes off.

  • RichardD

    The Ziocons running the US government are an embarrassment to the American people and humanity.

  • Rob

    Pompeo has started operation called lunatad. A bunch of morons have sent to Venezuela to invade it. LOL.

  • Benjamin NAZIyahu

    imagine if a presidential candidate in the USA did what Guaido did…
    illegally claims power and then gets a foreign superpower to legitimize him/her
    US would have thrown them in prison and had major violent crackdown ASAP
    But Maduro allows Guaido to walk freely and demonstrate… what does that tell you!

  • chris chuba

    I know they are zombies but I am still aghast that our MSM claims they are ‘real news’. When Pompeo said that the Russians refused to let Maduro flee to Cuba, I saw Andrea Mitchell and then Blitzer just take it in as fact. The next words out of their mouths were, ‘well the Russians ..’ when it should have been, ‘how did you find that out …’ it’s not as if Pompeo was on the conference call.

    It’s nice seeing our trained seals in action.

    • FlorianGeyer

      You are being very unkind to seals :)
      At least seals manage to catch their fish.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    americans hallucinating again. I wonder what shit they using.

    • Joe Kerr

      They’re getting desperate. The U.S. will lose Trump’s trade war big time, with a break-up of the states a real possibility… starting with Texas and California.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        that be a blessing from the skies.

      • FlorianGeyer

        I do hope so.

      • Sinbad2

        Washington would nuke Texas rather than letting them get independence

    • FlorianGeyer

      A secret source who must not be named told me that the Americans are smoking ‘shit’ developed at Porton Down :)

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        make sense.

      • Sinbad2

        Genetically modified bat shit, Guano, Guaido is from a batch that went wrong.

    • Sinbad2

      They sniff petrol, that’s why they are all brain dead.

  • Rodger

    Bay of pigs 2 incoming.

    • abuqahwa

      Yes but airlanding mercs this time – that was the plan all along to seize control of the airbase then fly in “at the request of the legitimate President of Venezuela for immediate humanitarian and security assistance “etc… everyone knows the ridiculous script – another flop by BOPOP (Bolton/Pompeo/Pence) Productions. Latest episode screening now : ” How I called a coup but nobody came ” starring Wan Cluedo

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        I dont think any one will be suicidal enough and stupid enough to fly in a cargo plane above Venezuela.

      • Sinbad2

        Yes the US won’t attack unless it controls the skies.

        That’s why ISIS concentrated on attacking Syrian air bases and not the Syrian Government.

  • andyoldlabour

    US – Elliot Abrams – supported far right dictator and mass murderer Effrain Montt in Guatemala, who came to power in a coup in 1982.
    US – Elliot Abrams – supported the far right El Salvador regime and tried to deny the El Mozote massacre.
    US – Elliot Abrams – 1986, supported the far right Contras against the Socialist Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
    US – Elliot Abrams – 2002, it is said that Abrams was fully aware of the attempted coup in Venezuela against Hugo Chavez.
    US – Elliot Abrams – 2018, Abrams made US envoy to Venezeula.

    Is the World so blind, or has lost its memory to discount all these actions, and see what the US is really doing in South America?

    • FlorianGeyer

      Blinded by the US Dollar I suspect.

  • peter mcloughlin

    A South American Spring would create a dangerous flash point, possibly resulting in a domino effect towards World War Three. There are enough regional conflicts that could ignite it as it is. But the pattern of history is quite clear.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  • Bob

    Guadio has now incited open armed insurrection aginst state institutions – criminal offense in any nation state.

    • Sinbad2

      The USA decides what is legal and what is not on a case by case basis for every country on earth.

  • S Melanson

    To celebrate the glorious victory of the oppressed freedom loving people of Venezuela to recover their democracy, Guido (hiding in some undisclosed location) provided a live stream video inviting the US military to send forces to take part in the victory parade celebrations in Caracas.

    Guido with tears welling up in his eyes urged the US to act quickly and the more military forces sent the better. Then Guido lamented how he wished all his fellow loyal and courageous supporters could be there with him to celebrate but could not due to other commitments such as fleeing the country or seeking asylum in embassies. At this point Guidos broke down sobbing. At this point a CIA agent brings a package to Guido and tells Guido it is from Bolton and Pompeo with conditional love and kisses.

    Guido wipes the tears away, joyful someone loves him. Opening the box, music begins to play… For No One, Beatles, Album Revolver

    Your day breaks, your mind aches
    You find that all the words of kindness linger on
    When she no longer needs you

    She wakes up, she makes up
    She takes her time and doesn’t feel she has to hurry
    She no longer needs you

    And in her eyes you see nothing
    No sign of love behind the tears
    Cried for no one
    A love that should have lasted years!

    You want her, you need her
    And yet you don’t believe her when she says her love is dead
    You think she needs you

    At this point the bomb goes off…

  • JHK

    We need a Coup on the united states of america lead by Maduro.

    Russia China Iran Turkey will support it.

    • Sinbad2

      America certainly needs a coup, and a purge.