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US-backed Guaido calls for Venezuela military uprising in VIDEO of him surrounded by soldiers

Via RT…


Self-declared Venezuelan ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido has called for a military uprising in a video shot at a Caracas airbase, accompanied by a number of soldiers and detained activist Leopoldo Lopez.

The moment has come to “start the end of the usurpation,” Guaido said in the video, flanked by heavily-armed soldiers and an armored vehicle. According to him, the speech was made at the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base in Caracas, commonly known as ‘La Carlota’.

Guaido was filmed standing next to opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez who was arrested in 2014 and held under house arrest after he was found guilty of “inciting violence” during the anti-government riots. Lopez wrote on Twitter that he was “released by the military” on Tuesday under the orders of Guaido.

The three-minute video was shot ahead of a planned anti-government rally that day, in which Guaido said that the soldiers deployed to the streets would be acting to “protect Venezuela’s constitution.”

Guaido had earlier claimed on Twitter that he was meeting with “the key military units” of the Venezuelan army as “the beginning of the final phase of Operation Freedom.”

The army “had taken the right decision” to move out against President Nicolas Maduro, he wrote. He also called on Venezuelans to go out on the streets and help to “mobilize” the army against the government.

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, meanwhile, blasted Guaido’s move as “a coup with the aims to flood the country with violence.”

The army “stands firm in defense of the National Constitution and the legitimate authorities,” he said, adding that the military units all across Venezuela are staying at their bases and remain loyal to their commanders.

Around 50 countries globally, including the US, have recognized Guaido’s ‘interim presidency’. He has argued that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was illegitimate, and in recent weeks has stepped up pressure on Maduro to step down. In response, Maduro’s government has stripped Guaido of his parliamentary immunity and barred him from leaving the country.

Bolivian President Evo Morales decried the “coup”, writing on Twitter: “We strongly condemn the coup attempt in #Venezuela, by the right wing that is submissive to foreign interests.” President Maduro retweeted the note of support on Tuesday morning.

President Morales added: “The United States with its interference and promoting coups seeks to provoke violence and death in #Venezuela, it does not care about human losses, only its interests. We must be vigilant and united so that the coup plotters never return to our region.”

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Warshington's genome at work
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Warshington's genome at work

Another Turkish-style coup attempt…..with a tenth the effort.

Juan Gweedo
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Juan Gweedo

I’m at my ouiji board, calling all Pinochets. Repeat: Calling all Pinochets. HELP!

Olivia Kroth
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TASS reports: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro urges people to stay on guard, resist coup attempt World April 30, 18:01 UTC+3 CARACAS, April 30. /TASS/. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday declared the military remained loyal to the authorities and called on the people to brace up and stay on guard to prevent a government coup. “You must have nerves of steel! I’ve talked to the commanders of all of the country’s forces. They vowed firm loyalty to the people, the Constitution and the nation. I am calling for the maximum mobilization of the people to ensure the victory of peace.… Read more »

Just Sayin'
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Just Sayin'

Warshington’s eyes are bigger than its stomach. Not only that but it’s a poison pill it’s coveting, much like it did with Crimea.

The bulk of Venezuelans have been anti-American for generations, going back to at least Nixon.

Plus ca change........
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Plus ca change........

I was assigned to the US Embassy Caracas, Venezuela as Assistant US Air Attaché during Vice President Nixon’s visit to Venezuela on 13 May 1958. His visit was designed to improve good relations with Latin American countries but Venezuela should not have been included. The country was still in political turmoil following the ousting of a military dictator, General Perez Jimenez, who had been very supportive of the US and big business, particularly oil companies. For almost two years many Latin American countries were experiencing radical leftist movements protesting authoritarian governments. They blamed the United States for supporting these governments… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Warshington’s eyes are also bigger than its brain. I’ve travelled in quite a few Latin American countries and found them all to be pretty anti-U$american. The go-home-yankee sentiment is widespread there, just as it is throughout the world.

Gee Willickers
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Gee Willickers

Pompy declares that Maduro was ready to fly the coup (ha ha, an unintentional pun) this morning but the Russians convinced him to stay. This, when a half-arsed coup attempt with 70 military defectors (probably Colombians dressed in Venezuelan colors) is already petering out and the two ringleaders are already in hiding in separate embassies.

How dumb does Pompy think the world is, trying to peddle that swill? I mean, gee whiz. Mr. Trump, you have any more jokers trained to proudly lie, cheat and steal up your sleeve?

Olivia Kroth
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TASS reports:

Venezuela will be able to resist coup, says top diplomat

World April 30, 17:19 UTC+3

CARACAS, April 30. /TASS/. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has accused the Trump administration of staging and supporting the coup in the Bolivarian Republic.

“The leaders of the coup acknowledge their authorship without reservation. The Trump administration is desperately trying to create an internal conflict in Venezuela. Venezuela’s democratic institutions will be able to guarantee peace in the country,” he tweeted.

More:
http://tass.com/world/1056626

Olivia Kroth
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TASS reports:

President Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Venezuela in light of news about attempted coup

Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 30, 15:16 UTC+3

MOSCOW, April 30. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the permanent members of the national Security Council have discussed the situation in Venezuela, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

“The meeting’s participants paid much attention to the situation in Venezuela in light of the news about an attempted coup,” he noted.

More:
http://tass.com/politics/1056580

Olivia Kroth
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PRESS TV IRAN reports: Venezuelan Governemnt confronting small group of coup-seeking ‘military traitors’: Minister Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:36PM [Updated: Tue Apr 30, 2019 03:50PM ] Venezuela’s Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez says the government is confronting a small group of “military traitors” that are seeking to promote a coup against President Nicolas Maduro. “We are currently facing and deactivating a small group of treacherous military personnel who took positions in the Altamira distributor road (in Caracas) to promote a coup d’etat,” said Rodriguez in a Twitter post on Tuesday. Rodriguez vowed that the government would put down the attempted coup,… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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TELESUR reports from Venezuela: Live Updates: Venezuelans Gather at Presidential Palace to Reject Coup Attempt Main government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country’s population to do the same and march towards the Miraflores presidential palace to protect the country from the attempted far-right coup. Thousands of citizens have accepted the call and marched Tuesday to the palace to attend a rally led by the head of the National Consistent Assembly Diosdado. UPDATE: 11:15 am Jose Arnelas, the Chief of the Operational Strategic Command (CEOFAN), which is the highest command organ of the National Armed Forces,… Read more »

Sally Snyder
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Sally Snyder

As shown in this article, it is highly likely that the war in Syria was a template for the upcoming battle over Venezuela:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/04/syria-template-for-war-in-venezuela.html

At the very least, it appears that the current civil unrest in Venezuela is following the pattern set by Syria back in 2011 and that it is part of America’s new template for starting a regional war which will allow it to meet its global hegemonic agenda.

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

Slow that mustang down Sally. The template of every war is that of the one fought before. We’re talking biblical rhetoric played ad infinitum with modern lingo , to a modern beat. It’s the same funky dance with the same rotten rhetoric that befell every people since sodom and gomorrah. There is only one plan, usurp every throne while deposing those that would depose you. It matters not which throne falls next, just that theirs (Americas) isn’t one of them

The greatest deciet ever played was the devil convincing the world they never existed.

Fly on the Wall
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Fly on the Wall

@venanalysis
“It’s official. Leopoldo Lopez has fled into the Chilean embassy. Not too confident on his protege @jguaido reaching Miraflores..”

Really? You’d think he’d skedaddle into the Canadian Embassy. They’d have sniper rifles waiting for him, no?

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Venezuela needs to eliminate the problem that is the Guaido traitor and his misguided band of treacherous followers in the same manner as the CIA disposed of Che Guevara. Maybe Maduro should have a little chat with Erdogan about how to effectively deal with traitors who support coups against the leader of a sovereign nation.

Olivia Kroth
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They go in alive at the front door of the Embassy and come out in a body bag through the back door.

I LUV Saudi Moolah
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I LUV Saudi Moolah

With Saudi help, they could use 5 or 6 trash bags instead. Much cheaper than a body bag.

Sir LaughsaLot
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Sir LaughsaLot

True story: I was in the Boston Fed Reserve building last month (consulate bus.) and greeted a Fed employee on the elevator. We exchanged a few pleasantries, then he got off. A few seconds later I kicked myself for not asking him “Can you tell me what floor the Saudi prayer room is on?”…just to see the expression on his face. Maybe he’d had a laugh, maybe not. I sure did.

bob
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bob

we need to talk about the us regime … and the british regime as well, for that matter – they are beyond control and acting outside of international law

The Mystery Iranian Ship at a Libyan Port

Venezuelan defense minister says army stands with President Maduro, denounces Guaido as traitor