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Venezuela: Armed Supporters Of US-Proclaimed ‘President’ Launch Attempt To Overthrow Maduro Government (Photos, Videos)

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Armed supportes of US-proclaimed ‘Venezuelan President’ Juan Guaido has launched an open attempt to seize power by force.

According to reprots, a part of the military and police sided with Guaido. The US-backed “president” appeared in a video surrounded by people in military uniforms.

Via Twitter, he said that he gained support from the Armed Forces and called on people to come to the streets and to help him to seize the power.

“Opposition forces” are  currently located near Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase in the capital of Caracas. It remains unclear if they have a full control of the base or just claim that they have it.

Armed supporters of Guaido are setting up a position near the airbase:

A road to the base is reportedly blocked:

The situation is developing.

Venezuela: Armed Supporters Of US-Proclaimed 'President' Launch Attempt To Overthrow Maduro Government (Photos, Videos)

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Venezuela: Armed Supporters Of US-Proclaimed 'President' Launch Attempt To Overthrow Maduro Government (Photos, Videos)

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  • Sinbad2

    And they are letting them do this?
    What is Maduro’s problem, has he been castrated?
    This is armed insurrection, shoot the fkrs on the spot and hang Guido’s body in a public place.

    Erdogan would have had Guido’s head turned into an ashtray, and keep it on his desk.

    • Barba_Papa

      Maduro’s problem is that he has continued Chavez’s policy of running the economy into the ground, as socialist economy simply does not work, but he lacks the charisma that Chavez had that allowed him to get away with it. So poor economy, no charisma, not a good recipe to hold onto power for long under the best of times, let alone when the US wants to regime change your ass.

      • Sinbad2

        Oh rubbish, the US has smashed the Venezuelan economy, local politics has nothing to do with it.

        • occupybacon

          You sound like a SJW: US economy growth is because Obama, Trump has nothing to do with it…

          • Sinbad2

            What’s an SJW?

          • Jack Brown

            Social Justice warrior

          • Sinbad2

            Thanks.

          • Blaine

            Dogwhistle for “someone I don’t agree with who might be centrist or progressive”

          • occupybacon

            social justice warrior (american left winger)

          • Sinbad2

            american left winger, very funny, I thought they had all been shot.
            Hitler was a left winger to Americans.

          • occupybacon

            Hitler was a left winger period

          • Sinbad2

            There is no growth in the US economy, it’s all smoke and mirrors.
            But I forgot, more debt is growth in America..

          • David Parker

            No “president” has anything to do with “the economy”.
            The counterfeiters – bankers – control the paper that government guns turn into “money” and they have full power to make or break “the economy”.
            Capitalism – free trade with no government regulation or taxation – has never existed except for short periods on the American frontier. It’s never long before bureaucrats push in and start robbing productive people.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        you have no idea what you talking about.

        • Barba_Papa

          Of course, Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro was utter paradise, where everybody had jobs, food was plenty, as was healthcare, and everybody lived happily, until the Evil US decided to ruin the party. Just like Socialism was all roses and sunshine in the USSR, the People’s Republic of China under Mao, Cambodia under Pol Pot and all the other Socialist People’s Republics. Everybody was happy and absolutely nothing happened, until evil capitalists ruined everything for everyone.

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            you seem to be challenged in many ways kid. the war against venezuela did not started yesterday from the globalists learn to put the dots together and use what ever grey matter you have instead of parroting. It is obvious you are a brainwashed western media person at least the base of your arguments is what they show.

      • Blaine

        The economy was crap before Chavez got elected – it had already been converted into an oil-dominated economy and large mutinationals had transformed the ag sector into a few export crops. Venezuela used to grow enough food to support the domestic consumption.

        Oil prices dropped, an already shaky economy got worse. Sanctions, combined with Govt pricing, hoarding = deep trouble. Land reform is a notoriously difficult thing to get right for any country.

        • Barba_Papa

          Chavez nationalized the economy, and if you take away the incentive for people to make money, they’re not going to do anything. No jobs will be created, no goods will be produced. That is why Venezuela now produces next to nothing any more outside of oil. For a while Chavez could cook the books by funneling oil money into the economy and create fake jobs in the oil industry, but when the oil price tanked so did the last thing that helped keep the Chavist fake economy afloat.

          Yeah, land reform is indeed notoriously difficult, even under the best of circumstances, but if you just take away land from the rich you can count 100% that agricultural production will go down the crapper. Both the USSR and China experienced massive famines in which millions died when they did. Czarist Russia was the breadbasket of the world, the USSR in contrast a net importer of grain. This stuff doesn’t work. And even under the best of circumstances, when you break up a large producing agricultural estate into small farm businesses you will experience a large drop in output. Small businesses simply lack the large scale of economy that make large businesses more efficient, and in general they also lack the expertise to run their small farms as efficient. We saw in Europe that the industrial revolution was made possible when farms grew bigger in size, causing the mass expulsion of large groups of people from the countryside to the cities, creating a large cheap workforce for the new industries that were emerging. Nasty shit for the people involved, but then again history is full of nasty shit.

          • Blaine

            Unfortunately Venezuela and many other neo colonial nations have no industry to absorb displaced rural, which is why the cities turn into hell holes and things don’t improve. Plus in many European and N American nations the rural land was bought up by…Europeans and N Americans, instead of shifting the entire ag economy into export mode they continued to provide for domestic needs, largely because the urban worker was a viable market.

            Venezuela oil industries were already “nationalized” prior to Chavez presidency, but structured under deals that still had most of the dough leaving the country and into hands of foreign corporations – the worst of both worlds. Venezuela has a lot of problems, as do many C and S American countries after a century + of US imperialism (not used lightly). Their economies don’t work for the people, and that includes places like Colombia and Chile, bastions of neoliberal hocus pocus.

            No one was suggesting we invade Colombia or declare their economic model a disaster when Venezuela was home to millions of displaced Colombians. To the contrary, the displaced Colombians were largely indigenous kicked off their lands by R Wing paras, hired by mutinational landowners and working with the R Wing Govt. Nearly 20% of the population at one point – a success story by US standards.

          • Barba_Papa

            Thing is, and you’re absolutely right in that regard, if the wealth of Venezuela’s oil had been distributed equally before Chavez came to power, then Chavez would not have come to power. Tucker Carlson once said that populism is what happens when elites ignore their own people. In the West that caused the rise of Trump, the yellow vests and all sorts of Eurosceptic and other assorted populist parties. In Venezuela it caused Chavez.

            That’s where my agreement ends though as I don’t think that the majority of Venezuelans are currently better off still then before Chavez. The average Venezuelan has dropped off 13 pounds in weight, the shops are empty, the hospitals are empty, inflation is through the roof and Caracas is the murder capital of the world. These are not signs of a country doing well.

          • Blaine

            I would agree they are not doing well, so saying they are “better off” maybe “less badly off” is more accurate. Right up to 2017 Venezuela scored better on quality of life indices than many other C and S American countries, including number of calories consumed on average. But for the sanctions warfare, life would still not be pleasant but better for most than life in Colombia, Brazil, or Honduras.

            Meanwhile Colombia with one of the highest wealth disparities on the planet has experienced a massive uptick in killings and disappearances that will soon enough reignite their civil war, and Honduras still has a higher murder rate overall than Venezuela despite (or maybe helped by) heavy US military presence. Neither of these countries would last half as long under the same type of economic warfare.

            Not that I’m a fan of Maduro or Chavez, but folks should be allowed to make their own mistakes and there is no doubt both of these men came to power and hold office via democratic processes. Contrast that to (again) Colombia and Honduras where opposition party members and assorted civil advocates are routinely murdered by paras in numbers that would shock the conscience of most Americans if it was widely reported/understood.

    • Harry Smith

      Erdogan has no Columbia and Brasil at his borders, BUT he has Incirlik.

      • Sinbad2

        It’s about attitude, Chavez would have also shutdown this American stooge long ago.
        Maduro is so scared of what America might do, but they have already done everything they can to destroy the country short of invasion.
        Shooting Guido would be good for Venezuela, Maduro is a pussy, like Assad.
        America always beats pussies without firing a shot, hard cases survive.

        • Sinbad2

          While I’m ranting about pussies.
          If Yanukovych had arranged for John McCain and Victoria Nuland to be shot by an unknown sniper instead of running away to Russia, would Ukraine be in better or worse shape today?

          Appeasing tyrants doesn’t work.

        • Lee Vanderheiden

          Hard cases survive? Yea, tell that to Gadaffi and Hussein. Assad and Maduro live and rule their countries still.

          • Sinbad2

            Gaddafi wasn’t a hard case, he was a great negotiator, he got all the various interests to cooperate, and turned Libya into the richest country in Africa.

            Hussein was an American puppet dictator that had outlived his usefulness.
            If he had been a hard case, he wouldn’t have destroyed all his chemical weapons, and could have killed tens of thousands of American troops.
            Would Bush have gotten a second term with 10,000 dead soldiers?

    • TiredOfBsToo

      Simply, they’ve taken up arms, time to shoot to kill! Nowhere in the ‘west’ would such traitorous activity be tolerated. The result would end up with the traitors taken out by the country’s military or imprisoned by same. Time to act before the mercenaries arrive, like they did in Ukraine, and begin killing people on both sides to start the bloodbath.

      • goingbrokes

        Agreed. They are looking for an entry point to flood the country with foreign fighters – just like in Syria – who would then be dubbed “moderate opposition”. To cut them down now is probably the smaller price to pay.

    • Rob

      The Jews of Washington wants to destabilise whole world if Russian and Chinese would not resist.

      • Sinbad2

        Especially oil producers.
        American oil is very expensive to produce, so they attack all the other oil producers to raise the price.

      • Sinbad2

        Well I guess they will get wiped out when the war starts, Washington and New York would be high on Russian and Chinese nuclear target lists

  • chris chuba

    By any legal standard, Maduro has the right to arrest Guaido but I would not be surprised if the lawless United States used that as a pretext for intervention or at the very least to impose sanctions on a cab driver.

    • Sinbad2

      If the US actually invaded, there would be casualties, and a huge cost, Trump can’t afford either at the moment.

      • Lee Vanderheiden

        Just commented same. Trump can’t but neither can Maduro. Once in impossible to get the bastards out.

      • Alberto Garza

        yes he can afford it

        • Sinbad2

          Visa?

    • jm74

      US going to do it anyway so Maduro may as well arrest Guaido or put a bounty on his head.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        is something much deeper that is happening in venezuela so there are no easy solutions but very good counter planning of your enemy. NEVER do what they expect you to do, but only what is good for you. Lets see how the chinese russian plan for venezuela works out for them.

      • Lee Vanderheiden

        The challenge is to prevent a US military intervention. Too much bloodshed then.

        • Sinbad2

          The spilling of American blood is the only thing that stops America.
          If they gain control of Venezuela, more will die from the poverty the US will inflict on them than in battle.
          In a country like Venezuela, the army could go bush, and bleed the Americans really badly.
          The generals aren’t totally stupid, so the US will not invade with US troops, mercenaries like in Syria, maybe.

          • Joaquin

            It’s gonna be much harder to get an amount of mercenaries capable of doing some harm than was in Syria or Yemen. There’s no country in complete poverty around except Haiti, maybe the biggest cannon foder reservoir in the region but good thing is, it has a population of only 7 million. Then for quality mercenaries there are good chances to get a few from Colombia, Brazil and central America maybe. The way I think would be the best to get an army of mercenaries is intalling a huge network of drug trafficking through Venezuela, but in order to do that you have to seize big parts of the country first, at least in the lesser-populated, jungle-dominated south

          • Sinbad2

            Yes Arabs have a long history of fighting amongst themselves, Latin Americans are much more peaceful.
            Also the long history of America oppressing Latin American countries means the US has few friends south of the border.

  • Romeo Pesiao

    The current situation in Venezuela is just the beginning of Maduros collapsed. It was a Plan A, the Plan B followed if plan A failed….

  • John

    If this did not work, Guaído is probably cooked. He is out in the open, violently opposing the government. It is open season on him now. He will have no recourse with the government if it stands. They must have been extremely desperate to try this. My take.

  • Simon Abruzzo

    They don’t have the manpower, blocking few roads is all they cando.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Malta airspace must be violated Russia as Israel violates Lebanon airspace and USA Syrian and Iraqi airspace.

  • Xoli Xoli

    There is no time for sweet talk fire to fire.

  • Bob

    Betting these are are Colombian paramilitaries.

    But this is promoting open insurrection – under any nation’s laws Gaudio would now be open to arrest.