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The hybrid war on Venezuela moves to a new stage of aggression

Nino Pagliccia
Let’s put the U.S. government on the side for a moment. We know about its long-standing goal of regime change. We all know that President Trump has denied any U.S. involvement in the raid. That was to be expected but not to be believed. We would like to focus on some of the implications of this raid that come from three sources: self-appointed president Juan Guaidó and two videos with declarations from key players.

In the early morning of May 3, Venezuela witnessed the first attempt of a raid by speedboats with armed mercenary forces on the central coast of Venezuela, just a few kilometers from the capital city, Caracas. The response by the Venezuelan armed forces and the almost continuous updates about the action including photos and videos were quick.

Just a couple hours later, while the defensive operation was still underway, Venezuela’s Minister of Interior Nestor Reverol issued an initial statement:

A group of terrorist mercenaries attempted a maritime invasion, entering Venezuela with speedboats via the coast of La Guaira. Their aim was to assassinate leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution and carry out a coup.”

The suggestion that the raid – already a grave act of aggression – had such menacing consequences was not far-fetched given past attempts to overthrow the Maduro government, including attempted assassinations.

The Venezuelan Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino, injected inspiring words in his official communiqué:

The Bolivarian National Armed Force categorically rejects these acts of irrational violence, before which we have always been victorious in defense of the Homeland, unfailingly clinging to the Constitution.”

Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly and vice-president of the governing party PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), provided a conclusion of the initial defensive action that ended:

with an unfortunate balance of eight deceased, two detained people who were there; a lot of significant weapons, in addition to vehicles that they had ready to carry out actions directly on institutions and authorities.”

Cabello also warned of more possible raids and launched a call to the population in general to be watchful for any suspicious or irregular activity, particularly along the Venezuelan coast.

Consequently, the following day, on May 4, more armed mercenaries were apprehended thanks to the quick reporting by fishermen in the contiguous coastal area of Aragua State.

At his point, two important facts are to be noticed: The prompt documented official reporting of events, and more importantly, the consistent concurrence on the facts from the different branches of the government, including the population, that has been qualified as a true civic-military-police success.

Full details of those facts with some analysis of the implied tactical strategies pursued by the mercenary attack can be read here and here for the May 3 and May 4 incidents, respectively. But other side stories and revelations lead us to ask, what can we say about the coordination of this ongoing coup attempt, the coup plotters involved, and the expected outcome were the coup to succeed?

Let’s put the U.S. government on the side for a moment. We know about its long-standing goal of regime change. We all know that President Trump has denied any U.S. involvement in the raid. That was to be expected but not to be believed.

We would like to focus on some of the implications of this raid that come from three sources: self-appointed president Juan Guaidó and two videos with declarations from key players.

In a tweet on May 3, Guaidó dismissed the mercenary attack as a “false flag” by the Maduro government to hide social problems, although a day later he changed his tune in a video interview by suggesting that the “dictatorship” had infiltrated the armed group. This shows that Guaidó was not aware of the upcoming incursion on Venezuela.

Further evidence that he was not part of the planning can be inferred from a video where Venezuelan former National Guardsman Javier Nieto Quintero appears next to former U.S. Green Beret Jordan Goudreau.

Nieto introduces Goudreau as a “member of the special forces of the U.S. army who also runs the Florida-based company Silvercorp USA to provide services to handlethe whole spectrum of crisis situations”, and is reported to “organize a military expedition aimed at ousting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro”.

The video announces the raid as part of a so-called armed struggle, “Operation Gedeon”, and is a call to the Venezuelan military and people to join in the overthrow of the Maduro “regime”.

What is striking is that in the two-and-a-half-minute-long video, not once is there a reference to Guaidó as the “legitimate interim president” of Venezuela and that the incursion also intends to support his claim.

On the contrary, in another video Goudreau is interviewed from an undisclosed location by Miami-based Venezuelan journalist Patricia Poleo.

The main thrust of the interview revolves around a contract shown and allegedly signed by Silvercorp’s Jordan Goudreau, Juan Guaidó, and other representatives. The existence of such a contract was revealed several weeks ago but never shown before. Goudreau claims that Guaidó breached the contract by failing to pay the convened US$1.5 million for his “services”.

That was mentioned to be the reason why “the ‘liberation’ of Venezuela was not achieved.” But surely Goudreau must have had his eyes on the larger multimillion-dollar “reward” promised by the Attorney General as a bounty for the capture of Nicolas Maduro and other high-ranking Venezuelan officials.

Conclusion

The statements made by those who masterminded the recent mercenary armed incursion on Venezuela – that was quickly neutralised by the Venezuelan forces – do not seem to have had Guaidó in their minds in the event that their hoped-for attempted coup was a success.

In fact, the coup plotters apparently never included Guaidó in their plans. A news item by Reuters states:

In Washington, a source familiar with U.S. intelligence assessments described the incursion as a ‘private enterprise’ and said it was not believed to have been carried out with Guaido’s knowledge or approval.”

Not only was Guaidó absent from any consideration for involvement in the raid, or in the future Venezuela envisioned by the coup plotters, but Guaidó was directly targeted by a disgruntled foreign mercenary claiming that he was not paid for his “work”.

This widely distributed information was timely released by a Venezuelan journalist who is not a supporter of Maduro but a supporter of a more radical right-wing opposition. This can only be construed as intentionally meant to harm Juan Guaidó in the eyes of all Venezuelans, and any claim he might have to leading Venezuela.

This also occurs at a time when Guaidó seems to be losing international support for failing to be a catalyst force among Venezuelans and bringing the Venezuelan Army to a mass mutiny.

At the same time, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent release of a “Framework for a transition in Venezuela” seems to leave Guaidó out of a potential new government, at least until new U.S.-suggested presidential elections in Venezuela.

Behind these events, we observe a deepening of the division in the right-wing opposition, but a more dangerous one that Washington will gladly use to its advantage.

The escalation in Venezuela from violent riots to armed mercenary incursions and sabotage, likely aided by the U.S. and its proxy Colombian government, indicates that the Hybrid War on Venezuela is moving to the next stage of aggression that might degenerate into an armed civil confrontation.

The strong and committed resistance of a united government, its Bolivarian defense forces, and a patriotic population can defuse the aggression. However, Venezuelans and all Latin Americans in the region should be alert and concerned about the human cost.

Nino Pagliccia is Venezuelan-Canadian freelance writer and activist. Originally published by One World Press.

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paul
paul
May 15, 2020 3:03 AM

Gweedo must be gutted.
You do your best, you spend all that CIA money, you stage one botched coup attempt after another, you pay for a US Rambo outfit to invade the country, and those damn Maduro Commies don’t have the common decency to arrest you and throw your arse in jail.
They don’t even condescend to notice, and completely ignore you.

paul
paul
May 15, 2020 3:05 AM
Reply to  paul

How repressive is that? It’s inhuman.
When is Human Rights Watch going to do something about it?

paul
paul
May 13, 2020 6:10 PM

Maybe Venezuela should retaliate by putting a $15 million bounty on the Orange Baboon himself.
Though that stinking POS probably isn’t worth 15 cents.

Ture Sankara
Ture Sankara
May 12, 2020 1:23 PM

We’re Number 1!” We’re Number 1!”
“Build the wall! Build the wall!

‘Murica! F’Yeah!”

Food Bank Lines Stretch For Miles As Desperate Americans Struggle Amid Economic Crisis

The New York Times: It’s ‘People, People, People’ As Lines Stretch Across America

CBS News: Pandemic Puts Strain On People Relying On Food Banks: “We’re Starving … But We’re Not The Only Ones”

Texas Public Radio: Another Mega Drive Planned After 10,000 People Line Up At San Antonio Food Bank

Houston Chronicle: Photos: Vehicles Line Up Before Dawn For San Antonio Food Bank 

Boston Globe: Volunteer Shortages, Surging Demand: Mass. Food Banks Say This Is Unlike Any Other Point In History

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: More Than 1,000 Families Wait In Line For Drive-Through Food Pickup At PPG Paints Arena

MSNBC: VIDEO: Economic Tolls Grows As Millions File For Unemployment, Food Bank Lines Grow

“No worries my Gringo amigos. We’ll send back your CIA pet Juan Guaidóg to save you!” — President Nicolás Maduro

Perhaps the US government needs to clean up its own house before telling others what to do.

paul
paul
May 11, 2020 1:45 PM

“We lie, we cheat, we steal” Pompeo denied any “DIRECT” involvement.
Whatever that means – probably just a bit of not very credible deniability.
Colombia is just another NATO satellite and CIA playground – they know exactly what’s going on there.
This is exactly the sort of half assed, hare brained scheme that Trump and his no hoper cronies would try to pull off as their latest piece of bungling and buffoonery.
Trump, Pompeo and Abrams, The Three Stooges.
They obviously have no scruples whatever, as shown in the murder of General Soleimani.
There are an endless number of these US Wannabe Rambo outfits. At one stage Trump was considering sub contracting the endless war in Afghanistan to Blackwater, or whatever it calls itself now.
Trump might well start trying to seize tankers and ships off Venezuela, as he has one already with Iran and North Korea.

Everything he has tried has failed. All the threats and bluster against Iran, DPRK, Syria, Venezuela.
Blatant terrorism, murder, piracy and theft that achieves nothing.
Trump is like a monkey or a baby in diapers playing with a live hand grenade.

Acuna
Acuna
May 11, 2020 1:45 PM
Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 11, 2020 10:24 AM

“…with an unfortunate balance of eight deceased…”

A civilized, compassionate tone as one would expect of the Venezuelan government and people.

What a contrast with the Western government who love to gloat over their “body counts” and ruined cities.

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:25 AM

Why this article pretends guidog isn’t involved is beyond me

Gall
Gall
May 11, 2020 2:03 AM

The last feckless attempt was more like a replay of the Bay of Pigs starring the Three Stooges and produced by the Marx Brothers.

Acuna
Acuna
May 11, 2020 12:21 AM

People please don’t justify Maduro’s government to back your agenda of opposed US interference. I understand you want a socialist anti hero against the over inflated capitalism our democracies have become but he really isn’t your guy. Venezuelans desperately want new leadership and Guaido is just as keen as y’all that it shouldn’t be achieved with a US backed coup.

wardropper
wardropper
May 11, 2020 1:24 AM
Reply to  Acuna

Honestly… Is it really so difficult to be opposed to US interference in… well, the whole world, without having an “agenda” and without wanting a “socialist anti-hero to make an appearance”? Most of the world is quite content with merely wanting the US interference to stop.

Gall
Gall
May 11, 2020 2:07 AM
Reply to  Acuna

I see you’re suffering from a rectal cranial inversion. First of all he is “not our guy”. He’s Venezuela’s guy. Secondly why should we care?

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:27 AM
Reply to  Acuna

Ah yes 76% capitalist Venezuela is socialist. You’re a classic example of :
Not today CIA
Nice try FBI
And on a roll British army troll

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 11, 2020 10:15 AM
Reply to  Acuna

As Dr Noam Chomsky has explained many times in the past 60 years, certain political terms have “special meanings” when employed by the US government.

“Communist” or “socialist” means a government run in the interests of its own nation and people, without concern for the wishes of the USA.

“Democratic” means a government that obeys every order from Washington, without any concern for the welfare of its own people.

Acuna
Acuna
May 11, 2020 1:31 PM
Reply to  Acuna

I care because I live in Venezuela. There is no socialism of democracy here. We are absolutely living under a Dictatorship. An independent people’s revolution is a utopian fantasy against a Russia / China backed government. We are trying but its been a while now and we are getting slaughtered over here. And that is why we welcome EU / US support. And Guaido is trying to achieve that without having to give away everything in return. We would welcome your support. Which is very difficult to achieve in a world of mis information.

paul
paul
May 11, 2020 2:03 PM
Reply to  Acuna

It’s not a question of supporting Maduro, just respecting the sovereignty and independence of Venezuela and similar countries that are targeted by predatory US “grab the oil” imperialism.

It’s perfectly legitimate to criticise Maduro, and for any Venezuelan to seek a change of government constitutionally, provided they are not a tool of Washington and US corporate interests.

Gweedo clearly falls into that category. He is just a Quisling stooge who has been groomed and bankrolled for regime change purposes from the outset. Everything he has done has been orchestrated by the NED, USAID, CIA, and all the usual suspects. He has supported US economic terrorism against Venezuela that has cost the lives of thousands of his countrymen. He has also called for a US invasion of Venezuela. The US controlled opposition have refused to contest elections, because they know they have very little support and will lose.

There is no problem with a Venezuelan government of whatever stripe, socialist or conservative, provided it is one genuinely chosen by the Venezuelan people to serve their interests, and not those of Washington and the big oil companies.

Jen
Jen
May 11, 2020 9:07 PM
Reply to  Acuna

In the style of written expression, Acuna seems suspiciously similar to a once regular Off-Guardian troll called Matt who claimed to be a Venezuelan student studying in Canada. Matt claimed his family back in Venezuela sent him money to support his studies; he also said he sent money to his folks back home to support them. He had plenty of spare time to post comments at Off-G and flood the comments forums. His Reddit hashtag was #DownwithAssad. Let’s see if Acuna fits a similar template.

Acuna
Acuna
May 12, 2020 2:08 AM
Reply to  Jen

I don’t think you will find that I fit any template as I have never posted a comment before. Considering 24 people gave my comment a thumbs down I won’t be posting again. I am from Venezuela and I understand how difficult it is for people that live with stable government structures to understand just how bad it is down here and that we would welcome EU/ US intervention. Perhaps Matt was Venezuelan and just trying to do the same. There are many of us reaching out to ask that the citizens of those countries support their governments in support of us.

Basher
Basher
May 12, 2020 1:41 PM
Reply to  Acuna

Where would your wealth rank against the median of the Venezuelan people? I think I can guess

Acuna
Acuna
May 12, 2020 4:12 PM
Reply to  Basher

You are probably right. We are very wealthy as were early supporters of the Chavez government for which we were rewarded with number of exclusive government contracts.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 15, 2020 8:49 AM
Reply to  Acuna

Ha, ha, ha-lying pos.

paul
paul
May 12, 2020 3:06 PM
Reply to  Acuna

I’m not surprised you “welcome US intervention.”
That worked out really well for the people of Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. And more recently Bolivia, Ecuador and Honduras.

Washington and the big corporate monopolies have always been able to rely on small quisling, racist comprador elites with second homes in Miami, worshipping at the altar of all things American, to stage their endless coups and intrigues. Such people need to be treated as the traitors they are, hanged from the nearest lamp post or put up against the nearest wall and shot.

Eric Blairiser
Eric Blairiser
May 13, 2020 1:17 AM
Reply to  Acuna

Hasta luego, pendejo.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 15, 2020 8:49 AM
Reply to  Acuna

Slip away on your slime trail.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 15, 2020 8:48 AM
Reply to  Jen

Must be Proyectile.

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
May 10, 2020 11:38 PM

“Goudreau claims that Guaidó breached the contract by failing to pay the convened US$1.5 million for his “services.”

Goudreau should have asked for a 50% deposit. This slapstick invasion sounds like it was purposely intended to fail. There’s more to this story then we’re being told……..
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Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 11, 2020 10:18 AM

Ah – General Smedley Butler, I presume?

Charlotte Ruse
Charlotte Ruse
May 11, 2020 11:23 AM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

For thousands of years human nature and Empires haven’t changed……..

Brian Eggar
Brian Eggar
May 10, 2020 8:16 PM

Perhaps it will in time be known as “The Bay of Donald’s Ducks”

Is Guaido in Venezuela? If so then surely this is the time for him and his associates to be locked up for treason.

I presume that the fleet of US ships that had been sent down to that area was to back up this rag tag outfit.

I feel that the assassination of Soleimani could never have been carried out in the way that it was depicted and required either help of complete control by a third party.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/dark-secret-behind-british-billionaire-joe-lewis-parallel-state-in-argentina-patagonia/256068/

Perhaps they should have used Joe Lewis’s private army instead.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 11, 2020 9:47 AM
Reply to  Brian Eggar

Joe Lewis is not a ‘British’ billionaire-he is a Jewish one.

squin
squin
May 11, 2020 5:16 PM

Le Sarc, you’re below contempt.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 15, 2020 8:52 AM
Reply to  squin

Squin hates the truth.

ame
ame
May 10, 2020 6:39 PM

your wrong they invaded i mean sent war ships friendly warships to catch drug dealers !!!
Donald dump said Venezuela and his al;lt right puppeteers on YT regurgitator all said

Venezuela is supplying usa drugs

and deeep state drain the swamp donut dump is trying to stop that!!!

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:29 AM
Reply to  ame

I love the trumpet blowers they’re the biggest cucks in the world

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 11, 2020 10:19 AM
Reply to  ame

“Venezuela is supplying usa drugs”.

Of course that cannot be permitted. It’s outrageous! Supplying the USA with illegal drugs is the CIA’s job.

Sejomoje
Sejomoje
May 11, 2020 4:26 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

…And they’ve already paid Colombia for the contract.

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 10, 2020 5:44 PM

Tucker torches California for providing free alcohol, nicotine to homeless

Tucker, the new hero, is confused why anyone would help the homeless.

Tucker Carson: Why are they helping the homeless?

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:30 AM
Reply to  jack(jim)

Tucker is good for not wanting to attack Syria (he’s very keen on attacking other nations though) and he was a bow tie wearing liberal not that long ago that everyone forgets about

paul
paul
May 11, 2020 2:15 PM
Reply to  Koba

Carlson is just another synthetic manufactured millionaire media hack shilling for Murdoch and his fellow billionaires.

Jihadi Colin
Jihadi Colin
May 10, 2020 5:18 PM

Iguana, er, Guaido, is past his sell by date. If I were Iguana I would be terrified of being bumped off by CIA mercenaries and my killing blamed on Maduro. It’s only a matter of time.

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 10, 2020 5:36 PM
Reply to  Jihadi Colin

Have you not read about the captured CIA guys this week, who were trying to kill Maduro?

Igor
Igor
May 11, 2020 12:58 AM
Reply to  jack(jim)

Could be just a group of Florida Men out to collect the bounty the USA put on Maduro.
Were there empty beer cans in the boat?

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 11, 2020 10:20 AM
Reply to  Igor

Maybe the Venezuelan government should offer a bounty for Mr Trump.

Oh wait… they wouldn’t do that, because it’s illegal.

Sejomoje
Sejomoje
May 11, 2020 4:27 PM
Reply to  Jihadi Colin

Nemstov 2.0S

Sejomoje
Sejomoje
May 11, 2020 4:29 PM
Reply to  Sejomoje

(no “S”, sorry, standard macbook cursor jump)

Joopy
Joopy
May 10, 2020 5:05 PM

Friendly reminder that Juan Guaido – a fake, self appointed, interim president who was not elected and has no legal standing or even popular support and only recognized by less than half of United Nations member states – was invited to the State of the Union by Trump,and given a long, drawn-out standing ovation by the entire chamber, democrats and republicans alike, with Nancy Pelosi, “queen of the resistence ™” enthusiastically leading the charge. AOC, squad-leader, progressive heroine, our best hope, cannot muster even the slightest defiance to the imperial consensus for regime change and instead has merely “deferred to house leadership” on the case of Venezuela. Bernie Sanders, head sheepdog for the illusory “political revolution” who has now herded his loyal herd of naive youths, for the second time in a row, into the campaign of a corrupt war criminal (this time a known pedophile and accused rapist), has called Maduro a dictator. Yeah, because Venezuela is the country that has issues with democracy…now tell me how again is voting for democrats the “lesser evil”?

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:32 AM
Reply to  Joopy

The American left and western left in general is a joke. The right worldwide are almost a bigger joke but at least they’re true as to their real aims most of the time unlike vile racist liberals who virtue signal all day about how enlightened they are and anti racist they pretend to be

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 11, 2020 10:22 AM
Reply to  Koba

Left, shmeft. The only distinction that matters is rich vs not rich.

Curiously, almost everyone revered as a “leader of the left” is now stinking rich.

paul
paul
May 11, 2020 2:19 PM
Reply to  Koba

All the Blairite Backstabber Friends of Israel were shilling for Gweedo and regime change in Venezuela.
The Labour Party is just a waste of a man’s rations.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 15, 2020 8:54 AM
Reply to  paul

Chavez supported the Palestinians suffering under endless barbarity inflicted by the Zionazi regime. For that, the Zionazis hate his guts, as they do anyone who does not kiss their backsides, while chortling with delight.

Ture Sankara
Ture Sankara
May 12, 2020 1:19 PM
Reply to  Joopy

*”When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou.*

“Not only am I going to vote for John Kerry, I am going to run around this country and do everything I can to dissuade people from voting for Ralph Nader. I am going to do everything I can, while I have differences with John Kerry, to make sure that he is elected.” — Bernie Sanders 2004

“No matter what I do, I will not be a spoiler. I will not play that role in helping to elect some right-wing Republican as president of the United States.” — Bernie Sanders 2016

“People ‘are sick of hearing about your damn emails.” — Bernie Sanders 2016

“Joe Biden is a friend of mine.” — Bernie Sanders 2020

“It’s déjà vu all over again” — Yogi Berra 

*Sheep•dog•ging*
/SHēp/dôɡ/iNG/

*Definition:*
Bernie Sanders the sheepdog candidate makes certain that otherwise disillusioned Progressive Democrats are energized enough to stay in line and support the eventual chosen candidate of the DNC, in this case Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, not caring if they win or lose the election to Donald Trump because either way the Establishment Democrats win.

*verb; zero derivation*
To guide someone to a location by herding them as a sheepdog does.

*In a grammatical sentence—*
Why is the media gaslighting Bernie Sanders voters for not wanting to be sheepdogged into Voting Blue No Matter Who?


Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 15, 2020 8:56 AM
Reply to  Ture Sankara

Boynie the sheepdog slinked off, like the cur he is, even quicker this time than he did in 2016-but he is getting old, after all. And yet the suckers still will not open their eyes.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 10, 2020 4:20 PM

How many times I’ve come across people who tell me that Trump hasn’t started any new wars is tragic. The U.S. regime war on Venezuela has been on exhibition for the entire world to watch. It’s flaunted like the Israeli massacres in Gaza have been.

Guy
Guy
May 11, 2020 5:49 PM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

Yes and that is not to mention the subversion in Bolivia ,which is a silent war ongoing ,as we speak . There is apparently a highly prized resource element in Bolivia ,Lithium,coveted by the mining industry that the president Evo Morales had claimed belongs to the people of Bolivia .Trump and his corporate friends would have none of it.

Captain Black Picard
Captain Black Picard
May 15, 2020 1:10 PM
Reply to  Guy

I’m glad you mentioned Bolivia’s Evo Morales. Sadly, he got too complacent and didn’t take his movement to the next level by building a truly grassroots civilian military police. I can’t believe he didn’t see a coup eventually coming. Naiveté can be a dangerous thing in these exceptional, chaotic geopolitical times.

At his point, two important facts are to be noticed…including the population, that has been qualified as a true civic-military-police success.

On another note, “Western civilization” has long passed its sell-by date for having its electorate tolerate such state-sponsored treachery by their “selected” leaders – in their names.

It truly boggles the mind about what will eventually transpire when the proverbial sh!t hits the fan (SHTF) while the sheep are dangerously asleep. And people wonder why I want to get the fcuk off this insane planet. Well, I just don’t feel like I belong here among such pacified sheep who fail to understand that government should fear the people, not the other way around.

Guy
Guy
May 10, 2020 2:40 PM

Guaido is a liar extraordinaire , a cheat and a fraud ,not to mention a thief who stole funds at a fundraising in Columbia.Why he is not in court as we speak for treason is beyond me .Outside of the Western media ,he is a nobody.

pasha
pasha
May 10, 2020 3:04 PM
Reply to  Guy

Guaido’s the US’s useful idiot, just like Yats was in Ukraine. And just like Yats they’ll throw him overboard when he’s no longer useful. In fact they probably have already and just haven’t told him.

wardropper
wardropper
May 11, 2020 1:28 AM
Reply to  Guy

And he’s rather conspicuously not very bright either.

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 10, 2020 1:19 PM

No many people here, like to read about the real geopolitics which drives the world as contained in this article, they like to think everything is the great ‘globalist conspiracy’. Maybe if they read a bit more history they would drop their fantasies.

pasha
pasha
May 10, 2020 3:06 PM
Reply to  jack(jim)

Are you praising us or insulting us? Your remarks could be read either way.

Just because there’s a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean there isn’t a conspiracy.

Watt
Watt
May 10, 2020 3:33 PM
Reply to  pasha

That piece of ‘prose’ reads like it’s generated by a pound shop bot, untested, and therefore cheap at twice the price.

Eric Blairiser
Eric Blairiser
May 13, 2020 1:08 AM
Reply to  jack(jim)

So says the Globulist, frothing from the mouth.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 10, 2020 1:18 PM

Podcast https://ufahamuafrica.com/2020/04/25/ep-92-a-conversation-with-entrepreneurs-on-the-continent-about-innovation-covid-and-more/ has some useful information. Unfortunately I couldn’t continue listening because of the inverted speech patterns and vocal fry of the two American hosts. So I went here instead:

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
May 10, 2020 11:58 AM

Lol – a jump over the shark infested carribean to Venezuela.

It being Sunday lets make a quick sermon before missing too much cricket.

JuankerGuido was always a sock puppet- chosen for his Obama complexion by the elite gringo ancients to front their coup backed by thearseholes in Washington especially that old Elliot guy.

Surprised not a mention of any of that in this article…

Not a bay of pigs fiasco in a election year when Trump has finally got the DS shitheads squirming at the running out of the ropes they have happily extended over the years.

His administration is not going to let that old trick fly.

My first impressions is that the Maduro government were GIVEN the heads up on the crazies out of Florida , to defuse that whole game.

There will never be a INVASION of Venezuela- it isn’t a island!

And the Russians are watching over it. And the Chines BRI is knitting it in.

The big story IS the end of Russiagate and the blowbacks – where the heck is it?

The neocons are going to ‘retire’ and get away from the public arena or they will be in court and go to prison like they tried to do with Flynn – who may well make it back as Chief of Everything in the second Trump term as the Biden/Hillary team eats shit and ignomy – no Pompeo Gauntlet or Vote rigging to coup them back into power and Bozo will eat shit because of our collusion with the Steele memos.

Potus will have his revenge for the attempted coup.

There are plenty of old style anti-royalists in the US still and they are dumb enough to believe in their freedom and blind justice – the Mr Smiths Who Went to Washington.

Amen.

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:36 AM
Reply to  Dungroanin

Yeah trump didn’t know suuuuure how’s that drained swamp doing? Still stinking to high heaven is it?!

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
May 11, 2020 11:38 AM
Reply to  Koba

The swamp is as you say still stinking. Full of its inbred denizens.
That’s who Flynn was ousted by and framed for opposing.
That’s why Barr has brought in non-swamp born and bred critters to actually go by the book, without the fear or favour of the swamp critters arbitrary controls.

It took 60 years to fully fill that swamp – Eisenhower warned it was already getting out of control- it won’t be cleared overnight. Them critters have hrown sharpteeth and much entitlement for the nepotistic demands.

They have even been known to sanction assassination of elected leaders.

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 10, 2020 11:32 AM

”New York warns of children’s illness linked to Covid-19 after three deaths”
Guardian 9/5/20

Now there will be a variation of the disease to suit every response from governments who want to end the lockdown….from the US/UK lie machines………. So you want to open the schools!….Now kids will get it!

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 10, 2020 11:34 AM
Reply to  jack(jim)

This means they really do want to kill us in our homes. They do not want this to end.

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
May 10, 2020 12:35 PM
Reply to  jack(jim)

And people will fall for this garbage.

Damian
Damian
May 10, 2020 3:39 PM
Reply to  Arsebiscuits

That is what I think everyone is really afraid of. They know people won’t do shit, as apathy has reached full level

Damian
Damian
May 10, 2020 3:35 PM
Reply to  jack(jim)

For those of us old enough to analyse the 24/7 propaganda right after 9/II, we can see the resemblance to the tempo and level of persuation now during these non stop, “stay home and clap on” commercials.

This type of constatnt propanganda, which is coming from gov and corporations, leads me to believe this COVID thing is going to be permanent, whereas now we are mounting building blocks on top of this.

The US election is certainly now the focus of COVID, fine, my fear is what will happen to us once the Election is over? Will it be a government no longer fearful of being impeached or losing an election, who is going to really reshape new normal?

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
May 10, 2020 4:15 PM
Reply to  Damian

Hello Damian: You’re right. The apathy cesspool stinks of media inspired brain sewage. The 9/11 false flag was the most obvious and discernible inside crime in modern history.

Preppy cowards will continue to swill the media garbage, and won’t get off their asses until their kids are starving to death from lack of sustenance…

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:37 AM

If anything Paul the modern families of starved kids will just virtue signal online and post some tweets instead of doing anything

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 10, 2020 9:09 AM

Monkey Sex Traffickers | The Tim Dillon Show

real covid satire, refreshing.

Dr NG Maroudas
Dr NG Maroudas
May 10, 2020 8:43 AM

Bay of (U$) Pigs Redux. All the Way with JFK!

BOP did not cost enough, our Moondoggle did not cost enough, Vietnam did not cost enough. Do not be downhearted by setbacks. On to War with China! We the U$ $heeple shall go anywhere, pay any price to fulfill our mission of Con$picuous Con$umption triumphing over this Earth.

Kalen
Kalen
May 10, 2020 8:38 AM

Update from “free speech loving” MOA that went berserk censoring any dissent.

@all –

Had to deletes some 30 or so comments on this thread.

Besides the known trolls (aka donkeytale) there were like 20+ which came from first time posters all with similar (anti-lockdown, anti-vaxxer) themes.

Someone is investing real money into those disinformation campaigns.

Posted by: b | May 9 2020 7:36 utc | 110

Keep going b soon you will have nothing to delete but your own legacy.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 10, 2020 9:35 AM
Reply to  Kalen

Looks like the DNC has taken MoA over.

Doubter
Doubter
May 10, 2020 12:20 PM
Reply to  Kalen

Not to defend it, but when did the Moon of Alabama say it loved free speech?

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 10, 2020 4:33 PM
Reply to  Kalen

For me, Moon of Alabama will have eras to separate it: ‘BC- (before covid), and AK-(after kidnapping) 😉

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:39 AM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

Very good Sharon you made me chuckle with your bc ak line

Ort
Ort
May 10, 2020 8:09 PM
Reply to  Kalen

Someone is investing real money into those disinformation campaigns.
_________________________________________

I only commented sporadically at MOA, but I’m sorry to see that Bernhard has so zealously and fanatically bought into the Official Megadeath Virus Narrative of Doom, and even gotten ahead of the plandemic-booster curve by lamenting with exasperated fury that the dubious draconian “public-health” measures are not draconian enough.

I’m surprised he has time to post at MOA, assuming “the real B.” hasn’t been secretly replaced. 😉 I would think that nowadays, he would be busy with full-time vigilante work: seeking out citizens who are out of compliance with the lockdown, etc. measures and reporting them to the authorities.

Even the quoted bit suggests that the previously perspicacious B. is seriously losing his s–t. His vaguely snarky observation is so obviously double-edged:

Someone is investing real money into those influential bloggers to aggressively promote the official Big Lies and suppress rational skepticism.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 10, 2020 10:56 PM
Reply to  Ort

Totally agree, Ort:D He was replaced by something I just don’t like at all.

jacklord
jacklord
May 10, 2020 8:48 PM
Reply to  Kalen

Deleted the MOA bookmark a month ago. A shame really, because I used to visit it often. But I finally had to bail. I know I’m not the only one, by far.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 10, 2020 10:51 PM
Reply to  jacklord

lol I did the same thing, jacklord. I’ve deleted even more sites than that because of their bad judgement on this virus. It’s like a private cyber-execution:D

mcdonagh4
mcdonagh4
May 11, 2020 1:11 AM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

I’ve stopped using RT for the same reasons

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 11, 2020 4:31 AM
Reply to  mcdonagh4

So did I, mcdonagh4:)

Sejomoje
Sejomoje
May 11, 2020 11:44 PM
Reply to  Kalen

30? Try 300 a day lately, on busy days. I watched probably 50% of comments axed in real time while I was wondering if I was banned the other day. I must be, because my post calling out the previous comment was never published.

This was the post: literally spam from a covid test kit site. So that’s what’s getting through over there. Absolutely unreal. The covid test-kit spam remained(it has since been deleted) for an entire day.

Here is the spam that ‘unintentionally’ stayed posted for the whole day. I broke the link ofc.

https://www.jadesci.com/COVID🧐19/COVID-19-Coronavirus-IgG-IgM-Rapid-Test-Kit-25-pkg.html

antitermite
antitermite
May 10, 2020 5:50 AM

Interesting conclusion; the official Venezuela government line is that Guaido is behind it https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Guaido-Behind-the-Failed-Operation-Against-Venezuela-20200509-0012.html
and the incompetence displayed certainly matches the cocaine-trafficking hooker-hustling “Rightful President”.

However it seems that Guaido has finally been realised as an embarrassment to his backers, so should be concerned that he may himself become a “false flag”.

Jen
Jen
May 10, 2020 12:24 PM
Reply to  antitermite

At the rate he’s going, Johnny Bat-boy Guano would be better off giving himself up and staying in a jail cell. At least he would be safe from potential assassins.

This should be a warning to all who would court the US for support: not only is the US non-agreement-capable (as the Russians would say) but the Americans also hang out their “allies” to dry when their allies’ usefulness ends.

Lynn
Lynn
May 10, 2020 1:16 PM
Reply to  Jen

the Americans also hang out their “allies” to dry when their allies’ usefulness ends.

Did someone say Mohammed bin Salman.

Mike Nagel
Mike Nagel
May 10, 2020 4:38 PM
Reply to  Lynn

Guido has to up his game or else the Empire might decide he is only good for
Nemtsovization. The Guardian will then advise us who the bad guy is, and what country needs to be attacked.

paul
paul
May 11, 2020 2:27 PM
Reply to  Jen

US traitors and puppets still have a residual value as propaganda sacrificial lambs when they have outlived their usefulness.
Litvinenko, Skripal, Nemtsov, Diem, Noriega, the list is very long and very undistinguished.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
May 10, 2020 1:24 PM
Reply to  antitermite

Yeah, just like Boris Nemtsov in Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Nemtsov

Koba
Koba
May 11, 2020 8:44 AM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

No sympathy with Nemtsov the capitalist criminal who implemented what is termed economic genocide on Russia and other former Soviet states he’s scum and deserved every one of those four bullets

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
May 11, 2020 6:40 PM
Reply to  Koba

I have no more sympathy for Nemtsov than I have for Guaidó. Just pointing what The Empire does with its spent lackees.

BDBinc
BDBinc
May 10, 2020 5:37 AM

Its all part of the fear.
There are many civil movements in the world threatening to become violent .If we don’t each and every one look for inner peace why would you expect the world to be other?
Only through Love not fear
And villianizing a mass of land(US) for what a few egoistic tyrants most not from US have action-ed.

Come on this controlling bullshit when Venezuelans have been suffering the theft of the wealth of their land by a corrupt corporate controlled govt for decades.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum
May 10, 2020 4:49 AM

” Now look here! We have a deadly virus, an economic crisis, mass unemployment and a gloomy future”
“Don’t look over there!!! We will deal with those recalcitrant Venezuelans”

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
May 10, 2020 5:34 AM
Reply to  Fair dinkum

It seems Random Guy has surpassed his usefulness to the Hegemon.
Refer to the history of the Monroe Doctrine, and the fact that the blood drenched imperialists in Washington have always regarded Central and South America as their own property. Bastards.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum
May 10, 2020 5:44 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

They regard the Universe as THEIR property Geezah.
It was the Stars and Stripes that they erected on the moon. If that ain’t US imperialism, I don’t know what is.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
May 10, 2020 6:30 AM
Reply to  Fair dinkum

Okay, I stand corrected FD: yes… The Universe.

S Cooper
S Cooper
May 10, 2020 10:50 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

And now a word from one of our dark overlords that finally found “their inner psycho” and inner peace (Nirvana).

breweriana
breweriana
May 10, 2020 4:27 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

“White Heat.” Starring Jimmie Cagney. My all time favourite gangster flick. (Spoiler alert: the vid shows the final act.)

NowhereOH
NowhereOH
May 10, 2020 3:33 PM
Reply to  Fair dinkum

“Don’t look over there!!! We will deal with those recalcitrant Venezuelans”

Exactly. And G-d only knows what else they’re doing that isn’t being reporting during the 24/7 Wacky Corona Revue. The Federal Reserve, HR6666, the Ahmaud Arbery case that would have gotten a lot more attention without the current covid-fixation. Honestly, aliens could invade and it wouldn’t make the news… unless they came bearing ‘vaccines’.