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MSM Fuels Hysteria About ‘Russian Mercenaries’ In Venezuela. Bank Of England Reportedly Steals Venezuela’s Gold

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MSM Fuels Hysteria About 'Russian Mercenaries' In Venezuela. Bank Of England Reportedly Steals Venezuela's Gold

Elliott Abrams

On January 25, Reuters released an article titled “Exclusive: Kremlin-linked contractors help guard Venezuela’s Maduro – sources“. The article speculates that Russian private military contractors were deployed in Venezuela to support the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

“Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.-backed opposition protests, according to two people close to them.

A third source close to the Russian contractors also told Reuters there was a contingent of them in Venezuela, but could not say when they arrived or what their role was.

Yevgeny Shabayev, leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary group of Cossacks with ties to Russian military contractors, said he had heard the number of Russian contractors in Venezuela may be about 400.

But the other sources spoke of small groups.

Citing contacts in a Russian state security structure, Shabayev said the contingent flew to Venezuela at the start of this week, a day or two before opposition protests started.

He said they set off in two chartered aircraft for Havana, Cuba, from where they transferred onto regular commercial flights to Venezuela. The Cuban government, a close ally of Venezuela’s ruling socialists for the last two decades, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The contractors’ task in Venezuela was to protect Maduro from any attempt by opposition sympathizers in his own security forces to detain him, Shabayev said.

“Our people are there directly for his protection,” he said.”

From this quote it becomes clear that the only real source of Reuters’ data is claims by Shabayev. Reuters described him as the “leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary group of Cossacks”. This “local chapter” is the cossacks association “Khorvino”. Khorvino is a small district in the Northern Administrative Okrug [region] of Moscow. Informed Russian sources describe Shabayev as a local “urban madman”, who became relateively known in the media for his attempts to speculate on the topic of the so-called private military company Wagner.

MSM Fuels Hysteria About 'Russian Mercenaries' In Venezuela. Bank Of England Reportedly Steals Venezuela's Gold

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The Russian Foreign Ministry also denounced rumors about the deployment of “Russian mercenaries” in Venezuela.

In fact, these rumors are a part of the ongoing media campaign designed to demonize the Maduro government and to show “Russian meddling” in its affairs while in fact the US is pushing a regime change agenda in the country. Mainstream media outlets also provide a false data about the situation in Venezuela claiming that almost “entire country” supports the US-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido. This is untrue. Furthermore, the Armed Forces openly supported Maduro. On February 10-15, the country’s military will even hold drills repelling a simulated invasion and enhancing their skills in defending the territories, coast and waterways.

On January 26, reports appeared that the Bank of England refused to comply with Venezuela’s request to withdraw gold worth $1.2 billion, requested by President Maduro.

On January 25, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the appointment of Elliott Abrams to “help the Venezuelan people fully restore democracy and prosperity to their country.” Abrams is expected to coordinate US efforts to replace President Maduro with the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, recognized by the US and several other countries.

“I left this building 30 years ago this week – last time I worked here – so it’s very nice to be back,” Abrams told reporters at the State Department. “This crisis in Venezuela is deep and difficult and dangerous and I can’t wait to get to work on it.”

The appointment is an attempt by the US to introduce a direct control of Venezuela as a “future regional vassal,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

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  • Hasbara Hunter

    Them Filthy AngloZioNazi Cockroaches Stole every Nation’s Gold……what’s the Difference this time? Just hang the Parasitic Elitist-Motherfuckers…Seize their Assets and start all over again….that’ll do it

  • leon mc pilibin

    Blatant Theft of venezuelas gold,but the big prize is the OIL,Russia ,China ,Iran,Turkey need to step up to the plate and stop these zionist gangsters from getting away with crimes against humanity.Enough is Enough.

  • jm74

    If the poms don’t return the gold then Venezuela should send some mercenaries to destroy london bridge to begin with in lieu of the gold. Fair trade!

    • AJ

      This just goes to show the stupidity of any nation keeing its gold in another countrys bank – it took Germany years to get back their gold from the US. If you dont hold it you dont own it!

      • Tudor Miron

        Took Germany years to get their gold from the US? Thing is that they didn’t get it – simple as that.

        • verner

          some of it at least and possibly some left to deliver

          • Tudor Miron

            Major part is still there. There was a bit of face saving returns but not significant. This fact is not reported widely for obvious reasons. Occupied country as Germany has little say in such matters.

          • zman

            There have been allegations that the gold isn’t even there…but gone to where no one knows.

          • Tudor Miron
          • Sinbad2

            The US sold it’s gold, and the gold it was storing for other countries to pay for the Vietnam war. They called it the London gold pool, and it was designed to preserve the value of the US dollar. Nixon abolished the gold standard and introduced paper gold trading, because there was no pure gold left, and without paper gold the price of gold would have skyrocketed relative to the US dollar.

            The American emperor has had no clothes since the 1970’s, but anyone who tries to call them out is murdered.

          • Debra

            1971-73, when America went off the gold standard and adopted the petro-dollar; dove-tailing nicely with the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and the subsequent OPEC oil embargo.

    • Sinbad2

      London Bridge now resides in Arizona, some rich dumb yank bought it.
      The joke is, he thought he was buying Tower bridge.

  • AM Hants

    Talking of the US, why did things kick off in Venezuala, following a phone call from Pence.

    Venezuela Opposition Head Declared Himself President After Pence’s Call – Report… https://sputniknews.com/latam/201901261071838339-venezuela-guaido-us-support/

    How is ‘Russia Gate’ coming along. This video is well worth listening to:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=640&v=jwYbimhID0c

    • Tommy Jensen

      Ukraine concept.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Thanks for the video AM.

      • AM Hants

        Just posted the transcript to Red Admiral, above, if you are interested. PP1950 gave me the link to the video, so I will thank him for you.

        • FlorianGeyer

          A transcript would bw useful incase the Video is ‘de platformed’.

          Thank you.

    • Redadmiral

      AM, is there a transcript of the above audio file by any chance? Unfortunately, with me audio does not tend to stick(in one out the other).

    • Kelli Hernandez

      Thanks for posting AM. Excellent audio

    • Snowglobe

      Thank you, and well done! I have been watching this play out for over three years. This is the most concise synopsis that I have seen.

      Perhaps people can begin to understand that there is much more going on than meets the eye. The official story about everything is complete propaganda.

  • Jesus

    What’s wrong with Russia sending Wagner units world wide to interdict Anglo Zio interests and scams, Venezuela included.

    • Tudor Miron

      First of all, this Shabayev is very similar to Guaido – self proclaimed expert and veteran. Another 5th columnist pretender.

      • Jesus

        Regardless of Shabayev proclivities, Russia will not allow US to bully Venezuela.
        You forgot how USSR did things? This is another Cold War and Russia has oil and gold mining interests and investments.
        You do not think Wagner units are in Lybia, other parts of Africa and elsewhere in the world to counter US actions?

        • Tommy Jensen

          Russia goes silent, so we easily lose something to the picture.

        • Tudor Miron

          I agree. I was just saying that this Shavayev proclaimed himseld as some sort of leader of armed force veteran movement and but fact checks showed that he never served as an officer “Несмотря на то что Шабаев представляется председателем комитета Общероссийского офицерского собрания, найти данные о его военной службе в качестве офицера по открытым источникам не удалось.”(C)
          All I’m saying is that Shabaev’s information should not be taken for granted.

      • BMWA1

        True or not, a good idea.

        • Tudor Miron

          Might be a good idea but bodyguards along can’t change the situation –
          thoroughly thought out strategy that is what’s needed. At this point that coup de tat attempt failed miserably but US will keep pushing to starve the people of Venesuela and create conditions for color revolution (which will make things even worse as proven again and again)

  • RichardD

    This guy is a filthy Jew and convicted criminal:

    “Elliott Abrams was born into a Jewish family[6] in New York in 1948 …

    During this time, Abrams clashed regularly with church groups and human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch.[10] According to the Washington Post article, in a 1984 appearance on the program Nightline, Abrams clashed with Aryeh Neier,[11] the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch[12] and with the leader of Amnesty International, over the Reagan administration’s foreign policies. They accused him of covering up atrocities committed by the military forces of U.S.-backed governments, such as those in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, and the rebel Contras in Nicaragua.

    El Salvador
    In early 1982, when reports of the El Mozote massacre of hundreds of civilians by the military in El Salvador began appearing in U.S. media, Abrams told a Senate committee that the reports of hundreds of deaths at El Mozote “were not credible,” and that “it appears to be an incident that is at least being significantly misused, at the very best, by the guerrillas.”[13] The massacre had come at a time when the Reagan administration was attempting to bolster the human rights image of the Salvadoran military. Abrams implied that reports of a massacre were simply FMLN propaganda and denounced U.S. investigative reports of the massacre as misleading. In March 1993, the Salvadoran Truth Commission reported that over 500 civilians were “deliberately and systematically” executed in El Mozote in December 1981 by forces affiliated with the Salvadoran government. …

    Nicaragua
    When Congress shut down funding for the Contras’ efforts to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government with the 1982 Boland Amendment, members of the Reagan administration began looking for other avenues for funding the group.[18] Congress opened a couple of such avenues when it modified the Boland Amendment for fiscal year 1986 by approving $27 million in direct aid to the Contras and allowing the administration to legally solicit funds for the Contras from foreign governments.[19] Neither the direct aid, nor any foreign contributions, could be used to purchase weapons.[19]

    Guided by the new provisions of the modified Boland Amendment, Abrams flew to London in August 1986 and met secretly with Bruneian defense minister General Ibnu to solicit a $10-million contribution from the Sultan of Brunei.[20][21] Ultimately, the Contras never received this money because a clerical error in Oliver North’s office (a mistyped account number) sent the Bruneian money to the wrong Swiss bank account.[20]

    Iran-Contra affair and convictions
    During investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair, Lawrence Walsh, the Independent Counsel tasked with investigating the case, prepared multiple felony counts against Abrams but never indicted him.[20] Instead, Abrams cooperated with Walsh and entered into a plea agreement wherein he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress.[22] He was sentenced to a $50 fine, probation for two years, and 100 hours of community service. Abrams was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush in December 1992.”

    – Elliott Abrams –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Abrams

    • BMWA1

      Yes, I am old enough to remember when BBC/CBS actually covered items like the Death Squads in El Salvador, I did not know that this odious little man was involved in that.

  • jako
  • verner

    elliott abrams seems to be a shoo-in for the lamppost next to the one where netanyahu will hang and right next to fatso pompous’s and syphilitic rabid moron bolton’s. anything else – yes however much efforts the moronic states of A put into the attempt, it will fail.

    and while you’re at it – join the boycott, divestment and sanction-movement now, no time to lose.

    • Sinbad2

      Yes Abrams is a highly respected Jew, known as doctor death at temple.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Little green men legally on vacation in Venezuela. Putin gobbling gold on America´s doorstep.
    Putin gobbling and militarising a Venezuelan Island without asking UNSC. Putin landing in Venezuela with 2 TU-160 Bombers carrying modernized Tsar bombs thus farting our President up in the face.
    As American in Washington Im so tired of Putin´s lies to the American people. For freedom folks!

    • John Whitehot

      “Putin landing in Venezuela”

      ridiculous.

      “carrying modernized Tsar bombs”

      hilarious.

      “farting International rules”

      ludicrous.

      if it was intended as a collection of jokes, then great comment.

      • BMWA1

        I like the “Putin gobbling gold on America´s doorsteps”.

        • John Whitehot

          i didnt even know what “gobbling” means. at least i learnt something new :D

          • George King

            Understandable being a duck, gobble, gobble is what turkeys do as they look up at the falling rain and drown in it. :)

    • BMWA1

      Would that be the Washington service station complex along the A1 near the north boundary of Co. Durham (UK)?

      • FlorianGeyer

        I suspect that the Angel of the North is highly likely to be a clandestine Russian observation post.

  • Peter Moy

    I recommend to President Maduro to increase border security and really scrutinize all incoming flights, especially from El Norte. You can bet your last can of pork ‘n’ beans that US Special Menu Forces will try to infiltrate Venezuela and liquidate Maduro and his top amigos.

  • BMWA1

    I for one am simply furious that readers here are not taking more kindly to the regime change suggestions of Donny and TupPence.

  • verner

    I suppose that abrams is going to deploy the army of compatriots living in venezuela and that always are willing to sell someone on the cheap. nothing surprising there.

    maduro should put in place martial law and let anyone attempting to undermine the democratic system of venezuela find out that martial law is different from the ordinary run of the mill laws – thus lampposts employed to uphold the orderly society.

    • Jim Prendergast

      There is no fear of a coup in Venezuela. The people are united and secure no matter what they say on CNN.

  • zman

    The Trump admin interfering in a foreign states elections and domestic policy? Say it isn’t so. I’m sure his opposition will fight against Trump interfering, since it is such a crime. Why, they might have to have an investigation into this. Right.

  • Kelli Hernandez

    “On January 25, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the appointment of Elliott Abrams to “help the Venezuelan people fully restore democracy and prosperity to their country.” Abrams is expected to coordinate US efforts to replace President Maduro with the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, recognized by the US and several other countries.”
    Always dirty Jew hands involved. The same Abrams Bush 2 warmonger who called El Salvador a screaming success.
    Kikes hate Russia and IRAN equally, two independent states without a Rothschild central banking construct to destroy their countries, balkanize them and steal their resources
    A war on the Venezuelan people would be a complete disaster and would wake Americans from their stupid slumber .
    Another Libya or Syria if the Venezuela people attacked.
    Venezuela rich in gold and oil wealth.
    Maduro should get to digging

  • Sun18

    Sorry Russia but we (peruvians and ecuatorians) are not able to withstand this torture of Venezuelan inmigration. South America countries, victims of this massive migration, must support USA (its not fair but there is no way).

    • Jim Prendergast

      Why were Chile and Columbia blocking return flights to Venezuela?

  • Jens Holm

    Many infantile remarks here. Maduro took over a very bad Governed state and systematicly has sold its last assets making none needed improved production. Big loans too.

    Even so You think its correct to give the last they have, helping less then peeing on a big fire.

    As usual I see teh Venezualans – especially the Madros are not responsible for, whats going on there even Madura economics has been to slaugter old cows, eat them and then find it strange they still dont get milk.

    But they are with the ones before them.

    And of course as usual USA and Jews are blamed for all of it. That solves everything for You like having faith for Allah in stead of hard work by well known and used tools, where people like You not are and by that also is out of any influence.

    It would be nice You as a start could solve the small little problems of Your own in Your own belowed countries, but those of course also are runned by Jews and Americans.

    If they did all that, they probatly created the whole world and by some reasons kept You in dark.

    • verner

      feck off you more than deranged luna bin ready for the padded cell – find another forum for your drivels.

      • Jens Holm

        You confirms it very well.

    • Bob

      This ‘Jens Holms’ Disqus account is suspect – is quite evident that from one post to another the English language use varies wildly from competent to unreadable (ie Google translate nonsense). Just how many people are using the log in details to this account? Seems quite a few.

      • verner

        he’s sitting in his mum’s basement in haifa

        • Bob

          With a bunch of family and friends taking turns…? lol

          • Jens Holm

            And as usual the level for, what You write is low. But that doesnt matter, bacause in Your world talking is gold and You can lie as much as You wish about other – as long as You are really good citicens having 1 oppinion 1 one oppinion only about Your country.

            Here Turks amuse we. One day Erdogan say this way is east and nexr day its west or south.

            Its easier to be political prisoner under Assads. As long as You shut up, You are usefull as spendedable sheep. Time is easy, the clock is 100% twice a day, because there is not battery in it

          • Bob

            Dude – your account posts with English usage that is either competent or unreadable – clearly there are multiple users on that account.

      • Jens Holm

        You just can Your tiny limited highschool english which a machine like google translate can handle.

        And its worse then that, because You think in Arabic an Turkish and THEN transplante to English thinking like brits, americans and many others think like You.

        Being polite I would only allow me to write, that We are not arabs and Turks, which just are in the world, You represent by Your english being as primitive as You think by Your own limitations.

  • Rodney Loder

    The Zionist Pope Francis landed in Panama to herald the coup d’etat in Venezuela, Pope Francis the harbinger from hell opening a new sideshow for Trump.

    This also happened in 1990 with the usurper of my identity Pope John homosexual Paul when Kagame’s boss invaded Rwanda from Uganda, he was assassinated days late by the CIA so Kagame could take over, maybe this unknown pretender in Venezuela is going to get blown away and Jared Kushner or his best loved comedian on Infowars take over, that would be ridiculous for some but for Trump, just another day at the office.

  • AM Hants

    At least Russian mercenaries do not ‘eat you liver, much your heart, or decapitate you skull’. Guess that is why so many of those funding the White Helmets/ISIS/Al Qaeda, or whatever they call themselves today, are cheesed off.

  • Bob

    ‘On January 25, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced theappointment of Elliott Abrams to “help the Venezuelan people fully restore democracy and prosperity to their country.” ‘

    US new-speak decoded: On January 25, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the appointment of Elliott Abrams to “help the US fully restore control and exploitation of that country.”