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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:23 PM

The Con's bungled raid- Guaido advisers quit following bungled Venezuela raid

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https://apnews.com/28ccc2d2131e0c0ee0e8c7f5ab4cf922
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Monday that two U.S.-based political advisers have resigned in the fallout from a failed incursion into the Caribbean nation led by a former-Green Beret aimed at capturing President Nicolás Maduro.

Guaido said he accepted the resignations of Juan José Rendon and Sergio Vergara, who had signed an agreement for a mission to arrest Maduro with U.S. military veteran Jordan Goudreau. While that deal fell apart, Goudreau has taken responsibility for going ahead with a failed attack launched May 3 on a beach outside the capital, Caracas.

Rendon said he gave Goudreau $50,000 to cover some initial expenses, but both say the contract was never fulfilled and he received no more funds.

The would-be invasion quickly became a publicity coup for Maduro, whose security forces intercepted most of the attackers.

Guaidó’s team said in a statement that he “accepted the resignation of the officials and thanked them for their dedication and commitment to Venezuela.”

Maduro says the objective of the raid was to kill him, but instead officials say they killed at least six of the accused “mercenaries” and arrested dozens of others, including two former U.S. soldiers associated with Goudreau’s Florida-based firm Silvercorp USA.

Guaidó, who is backed by the Trump administration among nearly 60 other nations as Venezuela’s rightful leader, has denied having anything to do with the alleged attack, but has come under pressure from at least one opposition party in Venezuela to explain what happened.

Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab recently said Venezuela will seek the capture of Goudreau and the two former Guaido advisers. Goudreau said about 60 people were involved in the incursion and Venezuelan officials say they have arrested at least 40, including 14 in the last two days.

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malaise May 2020 OP
flamingdem May 2020 #1
malaise May 2020 #2
flamingdem May 2020 #4
greenjar_01 May 2020 #3
malaise May 2020 #5
Brainfodder May 2020 #6
malaise May 2020 #7
Brother Buzz May 2020 #8
malaise May 2020 #9
demtenjeep May 2020 #10
brooklynite May 2020 #11
malaise May 2020 #12
Lucinda May 2020 #13

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:45 PM

1. Nice try

but no cigar .. or destraction war

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:48 PM

2. I saw someone describe it as

The Bay of Piglets. Can you imagine the distraction if these idiots had pulled it off?
Do you remember when Condi announced that Chavez had been overthrown only to have to eat her words?

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:51 PM

4. Haha! I need to watch the film about that

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - starring the usual suspects.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:49 PM

3. So, the US declares Maduro a drug dealer, these assclowns go in and try to kidnap him

And the whole thing blows up in their faces.

The usual competence of a Trump Org. operation.

Fucking bozos.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:52 PM

5. Yep

and many forget that he announced that at one of the Covid-19 shitshows aka press briefings

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:55 PM

6. Now would be a good time to release your P tape Dear Leader or tax returns if you want a distraction

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:56 PM

7. Hehehehehehhe

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:10 PM

8. Curious, the orange anus isn't tweeting about this indignation

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:11 PM

9. Of course not and neither is MoscowMitch

he's making racist remarks to the former President

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:13 PM

10. He'll just say it's Obama's fault

nothing is every dotard's fault

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:22 PM

11. "...among nearly 60 other nations"

I don't think you can tag this to Trump unless you have harder evidence.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:26 PM

12. Harder evidence than what exactly?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:02 PM

13. ...

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