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Old 01-23-2019, 16:53   #256
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Maduro just announced his government is breaking off relations with the United States. Endgame at hand?
Sounds like someone broke it for him. How 'bout a free helicopter ride on your way out of the capital...?


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Old 01-23-2019, 18:18   #257
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Send AOC...she can fix it.
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Old 01-24-2019, 18:50   #258
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Venezuela; Problem's????

Two Presidents, Inflation at 10 million %, most of the population has no food, medicine, and the only hope is that the military will side with them and get rid of Maduro before a revolution. This is not going to help Socialism, Hey AOC, what can the people do? You should come to their rescue... Give them some of your ideas's from your barmaid days in NYC.
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Old 01-24-2019, 21:32   #259
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That giant meteor just cant get here soon enough.......
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:41   #260
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That giant meteor just cant get here soon enough.......
And it's just going to get worse....
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:06   #261
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Wagner - Maduro persoanl security detail?

https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1PJ22Q

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - 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.

Russia, which has backed Maduro’s socialist government to the tune of billions of dollars, this week promised to stand by him after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president with Washington’s endorsement.

It was the latest international crisis to split the global superpowers, with the United States and Europe backing Guaido, and Russia and China urging non-interference. 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.

Russia’s Defence Ministry and Venezuela’s Information Ministry did not respond to requests for comment about the contractors. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We have no such information.” The contractors are associated with the so-called Wagner group whose members, mostly ex-service personnel, fought clandestinely in support of Russian forces in Syria and Ukraine, according to Reuters interviews with dozens of contractors, their friends and relatives.

A person believed to work for the Wagner group did not respond to a message asking for information. 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.

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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 sympathisers in his own security forces to detain him, Shabayev said. “Our people are there directly for his protection,” he said. Venezuelan authorities said they had put down an attempted revolt on Monday by rogue military officers about a kilometre from the presidential palace in Caracas.

Maduro, the 56-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez, only takes to the streets in carefully-controlled situations, since crowds have barracked him in the past. One of the two anonymous Russian sources, who is close to the Wagner group and fought in foreign conflicts where it was active, said the contractors first arrived in advance of the May 2018 presidential election, but another group arrived “recently.”

Asked if the deployment was linked to protecting Maduro, the source said: “It’s directly connected.” The contractors flew to Venezuela not from Moscow but from third countries where they were conducting missions, he added. The third source, who is close to the private military contractors, said there was a contingent in Venezuela but he could not provide further details.

“They did not arrive in a big crowd,” he said.

Publicly-available flight-tracking data has shown a number of Russian government aircraft landing in or near Venezuela over past weeks, though there was no evidence the flights were connected to military contractors. A Russian Ilyushin-96 flew into Havana late on Wednesday after starting its journey in Moscow and flying via Senegal and Paraguay, the data showed.
The aircraft, a civilian jet, is owned by a division of the Russian presidential administration, according to a publicly-available procurement contract relating to the plane.

Between Dec. 10 and Dec. 14 last year, an Antonov-124 heavy cargo aircraft, and an Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft, carried out flights between Russia and Caracas, flight-tracking data showed. Another Ilyushin-76 was in Caracas from Dec. 12 to Dec. 21 last year. All three aircraft belong to the Russian air force, according to the tracking data.
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Old 01-25-2019, 13:54   #262
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There are relatively vast petroleum resources under Venezuelan control...Russia or China or both are making “offers.”
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Old 01-27-2019, 15:08   #263
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Venezuela...what does Socialism mean to you...let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

Well, while your Dear Leader, President Nicolás Maduro, negotiates with Russians and Chinese for his personal protection and his political sustainability in exchange for access to your nation’s vast resources...you and your family struggle to dine on pets and zoo animals...if there are any left.

Where are Hollywood elites now?

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Old 01-28-2019, 13:43   #264
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I hope there is a lamp post somewhere in Caracas thinking “pick me, pick me”. The lamp post that suspended “El Duce” from his heels was made famous. Oh, pick me!
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Old 02-02-2019, 20:21   #265
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AOC, Kamala Harris, Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, etc., all need to haul ass down south and get a load of where their policies lead...

Inside the hell of 'communist heaven': Corpses dug up for jewellery, children jailed and a gangster regime that has looted billions. Read this searing dispatch from a Venezuela on the brink of revolution
By ROBERT HARDMAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 18:49 EST, 1 February 2019 | UPDATED: 03:07 EST, 2 February 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Venezuela.html

Venezuela air force general calls on the army to rebel against Maduro as President speaks at rally celebrating late communist leader Hugo Chavez and thousands march in Caracas to demand socialist dictator steps down
General Francisco Yanez posted a video recognizing self-declared Venezuelan acting president Juan Guaido
Tens of thousands of hard-working Venezuelans poured onto the streets today to protest their president
Nicolas Maduro has been told to hold elections after his socialist dictatorship brought the country to its knees
Meanwhile Maduro made first public appearance since August at rally marking Hugo Chavez's rise to power

By NICK FAGGE IN CARACAS FOR MAILONLINE and MIRANDA ALDERSLEY FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
PUBLISHED: 11:51 EST, 2 February 2019 | UPDATED: 20:47 EST, 2 February 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...teps-down.html
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Old 02-02-2019, 20:50   #266
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30 years since Ceausescu; time to water that tree yet?
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Old 02-02-2019, 20:59   #267
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30 years since Ceausescu; time to water that tree yet?
Seems it’s past due in Caracas.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:57   #268
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"...food as a weapon."

Where've I seen that sub-title before?

Maduro’s Military Blocks Food Aid from Entering Venezuela on Colombian Border

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Socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro deployed the military to block a convoy of U.S.-backed humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela on Tuesday, leaving much-needed food and medical supplies stuck on a border bridge in Colombia.

Venezuela’s legitimate president, Juan Guaidó, made his first act as president two weeks ago to request humanitarian aid for his country, reeling from a crisis caused by two decades of socialist rule. The United States, which no longer recognizes Maduro as the head of Venezuela’s government, responded by promising a $20-million aid shipment to be sent through Colombia.

That shipment arrived in Cúcuta, a Colombian town that shares a border with Táchira state, Venezuela, this week. Yet shortly before trucks prepared to cross the bridge into Táchira, Venezuelan soldiers shut down the bridge, keeping the food from entering the country.
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Old 02-07-2019, 14:11   #269
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Where was the Psyop Team?

Where was the Psyop Team - any country - on the other side of the bridge shouting across "Venezuelan Soldiers, why are you starving your country's people?...Etc, Etc".

Isn't that what they are supposed to do?
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Old 02-07-2019, 14:28   #270
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Where was the Psyop Team - any country - on the other side of the bridge shouting across "Venezuelan Soldiers, why are you starving your country's people?...Etc, Etc".

Isn't that what they are supposed to do?
X-ring. And someone with a few kilowatts on their freqs.
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