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March 04, 2019

Venezuela - Random Guyaidó Returns Only To Again Be Ignored

Juan Guaidó, the random guy who claims to be 'interim president' of Venezuela, just arrived (vid) back in Caracas. He was not arrested. It seems that President Maduro's strategy is to simply ignore Guaidó and to wait until the guy campaign runs out of steam. Meanwhile U.S. media and the Trump administration are doing their best to further that.

The New York Times reported of Random Guyaido's plans to return to Venezuela:

Guaidó Vows a Prompt Return to Venezuela, as Unity Starts to Fray

The piece included this curious passage:

These regional allies are among the 50 countries, including the United States, that have recognized him as president, not Mr. Maduro, who swore himself in in January for a second term after an election widely viewed as undemocratic.

Is it unusual that someone swears "himself" into office. It is also not what the constitution of Venezuela proscribes:

Article 231: The candidate elected shall take office as President of the Republic on January 10 of the first year of his constitutional term, by taking an oath before the National Assembly. If for any supervening reason, the person elected President of the Republic cannot be sworn in before the National Assembly, he shall take the oath of office before the Supreme Tribunal of Justice.

So what really happened on January 10 in Venezuela? Helpfully the NYT provided a link in the passage above. It goes to this story in the January 10 edition of the Times. It says:

When President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was sworn in for his second term on Thursday before the country’s Supreme Court, ..
...
The presidents of Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua did attend the ceremony, along with representatives from China, Mexico and Turkey.

Maduro did not swear "himself in", he was "sworn in". He took the oath in front of the supreme court which is fully consistent with the constitution. (The National Assembly is held in contempt of a judgment by the supreme court and was therefore not eligible.) The Miami Herald has a short video of the scene.

So while on January 10 the NYT correctly described that Maduro was "sworn in", it now claims that he "swore himself in". Why the Times is doing that is quite obvious. It was the U.S. puppet Juan Guaidó who "swore himself in" as 'interim president' in a form that is inconsistent with what the constitution demands. As CNN reported at that time:

National Assembly President Juan Guaido swore himself in as President of Venezuela today before a massive crowd of supporters in Caracas.

“Raise your right hand, today, January 23rd 2019, in my condition as President of the National Assembly, invoking the articles of the Constitution – before Almighty God,” Guaido said, as the mass of supporters raised their hands. “I swear to formally assume the power of the National Executive Office as the President of Venezuela.”

To cover for the non-legal way Random Guyaidó "swore himself in" the Times now alleges that President Maduro did similar. The difference in the wording seems minor, but it demonstrates the utter contempt for the constitution and laws that Guaidó and his supporters have shown.

Juan Guaidó left Venezuela on February 22 in defiance of a court order to stay in the country. That is why he still might get arrested. But if he had not returned then his career as 'interim president' would have ended. The NYT report above and similar pieces in other media agree on that:

If Guaidó returns home only to be arrested, the opposition’s campaign — which has brought thousands of Venezuelans into the streets in recent weeks — could be stopped in its tracks. But if he remains abroad, the effort could also falter.

There is a third way in which the opposition's campaign might fail. It can simply be ignored. Just don't look (vid) and the monsters will fail.

Guaidó called for new rallies in his support:

"I'm heading home," Guaido tweeted on Monday morning. In recent messages to his supporters, Guaido has appealed for huge demonstrations coinciding with his arrival as a way to pressure Maduro to resign. Workers set up a stage in a Caracas plaza where demonstrators plan to gather, and protests were planned elsewhere in the country.

It is an inconvenient day for rallies in Caracas. It is carnival, a holiday in Venezuela, and many people are out of town. It is also unclear how much momentum the guy's supporters have left after his 'humanitarian aid' stunt failed and after his week abroad during which he appeared to be completely delusional:

Q:  Do you see any way to get rid of Maduro?

Guaidó:  I see many ways of getting rid of Maduro. He’s completely isolated, so much so that his only recourse is to continue to repress and use force against the people of Venezuela. The use of force is by paramilitary groups, it isn’t even the National Guard.

Q: Is the army split? There were 200 defections from the military, but many officers have not defected.

Guaidó: Two hundred is only a small portion. The vast majority of the armed forces, 80 percent, support me and reject the regime. It’s just the top people who continue to hold on. There is a lot of fear, because of the types of tactics that they’re using.

Over the weekend John Bolton, Trump's National Security Advisor, again did his best to convince the people in Venezuela that the imperial U.S. is behind every step Guaidó takes:

John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton - 1:59 AM - 4 Mar 2019
Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido has announced his planned return to Venezuela. Any threats or acts against his safe return will be met with a strong and significant response from the United States and the international community.

Bolton may have hoped that Guaidó would be arrested. If that was his plan it failed. But such tweets have an effect. They demonstrate that Guaidó is a U.S. puppet and that does not increase that persons support. At least not in Latin America.

In a Sunday interview on CNN Bolton also took care (video, transcript) to lessen Venezuela's neighbors' support for the U.S. directed scheme:

BOLTON: [..] I think since most of my tweets also come out in Spanish, because we want to reach the Latin American audience in particular, that a lot of people, especially on the political left, in the hemisphere and around the world, now understand that the failed experiment of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro needs to end.

So, I would like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace Maduro, to replace the whole corrupt regime. That's what we're trying to do.
...
TAPPER: But do you not see that the United States' support for other brutal dictators around the world undermines the credibility of the argument you're making?

BOLTON: No, I don't think it does. I think it's separate. And I think, look, in this administration, we're not afraid to use the phrase Monroe Doctrine. This is a country in our hemisphere. It's been the objective of American presidents going back to Ronald Reagan to have a completely democratic hemisphere.

I mentioned back in -- at the end of last year that we're looking very much at the troika of tyranny, including Cuba, Nicaragua, as well as Maduro. Part of the problem in Venezuela is the heavy Cuban presence, 20,000 to 25,000 Cuban security officials, by reports that have been in the public.

This is the sort of thing that we find unacceptable. And that's why we're pursuing these policies.

There are some 20,000 Cuban doctors working in Venezuela. I find no report that any Cuban security officials have appeared there.

By mentioning Reagan and the two hundred years old Monroe Doctrine, Bolton makes sure that neither the political left nor the right in the Americas will support any action the U.S. is going to take. The people there know what the U.S. has done to them throughout the centuries and they will oppose any future intervention. That Bolton openly threatens to continue that imperial behavior makes it more difficult for other countries to support it.

It also makes it much more difficult for Guaidó to gain larger support. Ken Silverstein, who is just back from Venezuela, finds that while even Chavismo supporters may not love Maduro, everyone really dislikes his fake competitor:

Maduro does not appear to be widely liked, but he is certainly more popular than the widely reviled and mocked Juan Guaido, President Donald Trump’s toy poodle.

Maduro can sit this out. Guaidó's claims to the presidency are clearly illegal. He has failed to gain support at every step of his way. The army stands strongly behind the government. No human waves appeared to carry the 'humanitarian aid' across the border. The opposition does not know what to do next.

All neighboring countries spoke out against a military intervention. Russia and China will prevent negative steps at the UN. While the U.S. wages an economic siege against the country, others are willing to help. Sanctions alone hardly ever bring a government down.

Maduro can simply let Guaidó clown around in Caracas or wherever he wants to go. The guy seems unable to deliver results. The longer his campaign takes the less support will he have. In a few month the whole thing may well fizzle out.

What will Bolton do when he finally recognizes that fact?

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Antispin

Nitpicking on my typing errors doesn't invalidate my posts on Aristide.

Posted by: CarlD | Mar 5, 2019 12:40:10 PM | 101

I agree with many posters above who point out that the most sensible thing to do with Guidó at this point...is to have him wacked. The US "intel" agencies backed a guy who couldn't deliver, when you have lemons that will soon rot, the best thing to do is to crush them into juice.

Besides, given the "intel" agencies total control over the western media, Guidó's death can..and will..be blamed on "socialism". Guidó's untimely demise will also serve notice to other US assets, either deliver the goods, or, face certain death. Will Guidó drown naked in a bathtub, in a plane crash, a flaming car accident, or a bullet to the face from a grassy knoll? Only time will tell how his death is planned but, Guidó is much more useful dead. And when Guidó dies, and die he must, it will be to the sound of DC's power elite's polite applause. Guidó, we salute you...

Posted by: S Brennan | Mar 5, 2019 12:53:58 PM | 102

Posted by: MarkMosby | Mar 4, 2019 8:52:37 PM | 52

Sorry for off-topic but here's today's propaganda from Canada re: Skripal poisoning story,

Russia’s UN mission holds press conference on anniversary of Salisbury attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hZWJYI-Kjc

Posted by: John Smith | Mar 5, 2019 12:58:35 PM | 103

@ james | Mar 5, 2019 11:46:20 AM | 97

Yes, I agree – I'll try my best not to give in to impulses in future.

On the other hand, Randall Robinson, author of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, has a solid gold record of service to “the wretched of the earth,” in particular to the downtrodden people of Haiti, and he knew Aristide extremely well. If I were looking for characterizations of Aristide, and had to choose between only two sources, I certainly know which one would be the believable one.

Posted by: AntiSpin | Mar 5, 2019 1:22:29 PM | 104

@104 antispin.. fair enough! i tend to take everything with a grain of salt, but thanks for more perspective...

in regards haiti - i have been following the dynamic for the past month and while i haven't read ex-sa's article yet, it makes sense the line in ex-sa's post from what i have read too..

Posted by: james | Mar 5, 2019 1:27:52 PM | 105

@61 El Cid

If the CIA try to FF their murder of randomGuy, perhaps Maduro could follow your nom de plume, and put the dead dude on a horse, claim he's still alive and have him ride around Caracas. With dark sunglasses, no one would know of the difference... crisis averted!

Posted by: xLemming | Mar 5, 2019 1:29:19 PM | 106

Not sure whether this belongs more properly in the open thread or here. Just a brief retrospective on the 'conventional narrative' re Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yugoslavia, and lets throw in the Skripals for some kind of dark humor ingredient, and now Venezuela, and I could easily have listed many dozens, probably hundreds if I really put my mind to it, of similar cases: Similar in what way? So many of these 'international
issues' wars and 'incidents', and what have you, feature 'conventional narratives' which are palpably false either wholly or in large part. Now I'm sticking here to sort of acceptable subjects for geopolitical cogitation, whereas the same situation more or less prevails in many other areas (whisper: the medial mafia, the pharmaceutical mafia ... but we won't go there)

Well that's so obvious, why even make the point?

Where I'm going with this is that we have this incredible divide in many populations now in which one divide gets that conventional mass media obviously deals in fake news, liars and missing information abound; and oh the other divide, well, Assad is still a butcher and Maduro is a loathsome dictator and so on. And what is very significant to me is that the executive suite, political and corporate, are on the Assad as butcher side of things.

And I sort of have long assumed that for the most part or at least some significant part it (PTB concoction) was deliberate dishonesty, conscious propaganda.

But I'm wondering of late whether the PTB or such have now really largely 'evolved', to put it crassly, into some kind of amalgamation of f**king insane and brainwashed idiots. Now, that doesn't rule out an incredible capacity to inflict harm.

It could be that more laughing at the PTB, and strategic flowers in guns, and perhaps shit projectiles at appropriate targets and the like, are where this should also be going. The clever poem in this thread is in that spirit. The ridiculed preposterous has a hard time sustaining an heroic stance.

Posted by: Robert Snefjella | Mar 5, 2019 2:44:57 PM | 107

Time perhaps for Maduro to call the US bluff by announcing that there will indeed be a new Presidential election, but only when all sanctions are removed.

Posted by: JohninMK | Mar 5, 2019 3:05:34 PM | 108

"It is also not what the constitution of Venezuela proscribes..."

I think the writer meant "prescribes". To "proscribe" is to forbid - the opposite of the intended meaning.

Posted by: Tom Welsh | Mar 5, 2019 3:09:26 PM | 109

What else can I say. The guy is a Screamer.
Sorry for the "Black". Inspired, or influenced by the comparison to a midget Obama I suppose.

Anyways. The "Screamer", Enjoy!!

http://telemarksporten.no/SakerPhotos/Guaido01_Faces_of_Evil_resize.jpg

Kent

Posted by: Kent | Mar 5, 2019 3:11:33 PM | 110

"What will Bolton do when he finally recognizes that fact?"

Shoot himself, one devoutly hopes. But that would be the choice of a gentleman, so I suppose we can rule it out.

Posted by: Tom Welsh | Mar 5, 2019 3:14:11 PM | 111

Arby @ 82: There's something about Heinz Dieterich (a former advisor to Hugo Chavez) that stinks to high heaven. He reminded me of Abdullah Dardari, a former deputy prime minister on economic affairs and minister of planning under President Bashar al Assad in Syria. Under Dardari's watch, and with the approval of the World Bank and the IMF (whose recommendations he followed), Syrian water resources were (partially?) privatised and for many rural Syrians in the NE part of the country, their livelihood was destroyed as a result.

This paved the way for ISIS to get a foothold in the country by exploiting the grudges these Syrians held against Damascus.

Dieterich sounds like another closet neoliberal stooge.

Alan Woods, "Venezuela: where does Heinz Dieterich stand in the Constitutional referendum?" (November 2007)
http://www.marxist.com/heinz-dieterich-constitutional-referendum221107.htm

Alan Woods, "Venezuela: counterrevolution raises its head - Heinz Dieterich and General Baduel" (Nov 2007)
http://www.marxist.com/counterrevolution-raises-head-dieterich-and-baduel.htm (Part 1)
http://www.marxist.com/venezuela-counterrevolution-heinz-dieterich-baduel.htm (Part 2)

Steve Ellner, "Critiquing Maduro from the Left" (May 2017)
https://nacla.org/news/2017/05/11/critiquing-maduro-left

Posted by: Jen | Mar 5, 2019 5:18:32 PM | 112

@43Arby Nicaragua is threatening to let the Chinese build an alternative to the Panama canal through their territory.

Posted by: foolisholdman | Mar 5, 2019 5:41:09 PM | 113

It seems that Guaidó now has turned to self-appoint himself a sindical leader, this after having claimed in the first moments of his self-appointment as "Presidente Encargado", that he will privatize all the public enterprises.....

Well, just viewing a video where he is adressing supposed public workers´unions promising them a rise in wages and that they will all conserve their jobs,also that he will keep the system of social security intact! Also claiming the old meme of the US "alt-right" of not being neither from the right nor from the left ( when everybody in Venezuela and their dogs know that his formation is of the far-right, hence their violent methods...)The great orator he is not, talking with too long pauses ( due the lack of a real sincere political program...well what to do when you do not know which of the political wings you will be placing yourself tomorrow? )To add more meat to the grinder, he is now continually calling Maduro "The Usurper", in an act of projecting typically of US Trade Mark, and alluding many times the policemen which could be hearing...

Obviously, his masters in the US, after seeing that a military coup by the FANB is impossible and that the main conservative opposition do not support him either, have decided as plan C turning this marionet into an union leader with a leftist speech, in an intent of looping the loop which only can cause a out loud laugh, taking into account who is the WH promoting this usurpation of legitimate power.

Of course, those amongst the public workers who repeat his ridiculous slogans are those who always go closer to the sun that heats up to see if something falls....

Posted by: Sasha | Mar 5, 2019 6:07:22 PM | 114

@Posted by: Jen | Mar 5, 2019 5:18:32 PM | 112

Thanks, Jen, that has been also my thinking, that he only could be a neoliberal stooge, after reading the interview published by Sputnik which was linked by the always derrotist, for our own, "Zanon"....

What I wonder is why the Russians through Sputnik publish now this interview, precisely now...

Posted by: Sasha | Mar 5, 2019 6:13:35 PM | 115

It seems that, in the end, Maduro is willing to talk even about elections with the opposition

Maduro, to solve the crisis in Venezuela, is even willing to talk to the opposition about presidential elections, according to a Chavista referent.

"President Nicolás Maduro has said that he is willing to dialogue with an open agenda, the issue of elections may be one of the issues we are going to discuss," reports Elías Jaua, leader of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV ), in an interview (published on Tuesday) with the Russian news agency Sputnik.

The opposition rejects the dialogue and is adamant in its demand to call presidential elections arguing that those of May 10 when Maduro was elected were fraudulent. For their part, the Venezuelan authorities defend that the re-election of the Chavista president was legal and verified by the international observers.

Considering that the opposition has ignored the government's calls to sit at the negotiating table, the Venezuelan ex-chancellor also pointed out that "the first thing to achieve is that someone [of the opposition] will sit down to talk."

Although the counterparts have already had dialogues before, currently returning to the dialogue table does not seem easy, given that the Government of the United States is pulling the strings of the opposition leadership, denounces Jaua.

"The Venezuelan opposition has no autonomy to make a decision about it, they would have to receive instructions from the United States, and that is where the greatest efforts of the countries that accompany the proposal of a dialogue should be, to convince the United States Government that authorize the Venezuelan opposition to sit down and talk to the government, "he stresses.


Posted by: Sasha | Mar 5, 2019 6:21:23 PM | 116

interesting exchange today at the usa state dept daily propaganda briefing..

"MR PALLADINO: Thank you.

And finally, the United States applauds the people of Venezuela for their actions to create a peaceful, democratic transition, and congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on his successful diplomatic efforts in the region and safe return to Venezuela. However, we have noticed in news coverage that some outlets are incorrectly referring to Juan Guaido as the opposition leader or the self-proclaimed president. Neither is correct.

A few basic facts: The National Assembly remains the only legitimate and democratically elected institution in Venezuela. Juan Guaido was elected president of the National Assembly on January 5th, 2019, and on January 10th, Maduro usurped the presidency.

Therefore, the president of the National Assembly and relying on Venezuela’s constitution – as president of the National Assembly, and relying on Venezuela’s constitution, Juan Guaido became interim president of Venezuela on January 23rd. Millions of Americans and more than 50 countries recognize Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela. He has appointed and credentialed ambassadors to international organizations and the United States and numerous other democratic nations and other democratic nations.

So to refer to Juan Guaido as anything but interim president falls into the narrative of a dictator who has usurped the position of the presidency and led Venezuela into the humanitarian, political, and economic crisis that exists today. The international community must unite behind Interim President Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan National Assembly and support the peaceful restoration of democracy in Venezuela.

That’s it for the top.

QUESTION: Let me get this straight. You’re complaining because news outlets are calling him by a title that you don’t think that he should have?

MR PALLADINO: Not a complaint. Pointing out. Just trying to correct.

QUESTION: Well, it sounds like a complaint to me, and that seems pretty weak-sauce. I don’t understand what your problem is. I mean --

MR PALLADINO: He’s the interim president, and we don’t want to --

QUESTION: Well, you consider him to be the interim president, and as you say, 50 other countries outside of – recognize him as the interim president. But there are more than 190 members of the United Nations. So your 50 countries is not even close to half of that. Is that correct?

MR PALLADINO: We are supporting the constitution of Venezuela and the people of Venezuela. With the – we’re supporting the Venezuelan people here. And so the United States – it’s time to act in support of democracy and --

QUESTION: And you think that news coverage calling him the legitimate leader, the president, is going to encourage more countries to recognize him?

MR PALLADINO: We don’t feed into rhetoric of the current dictator."

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2019/03/290013.htm

Posted by: james | Mar 5, 2019 7:19:58 PM | 117

and further down...

" MR PALLADINO: No message. Israel is an ally. We’re not going to get involved in the domestic politics of another country.

Please, Lalit.

QUESTION: So – no, no, no, let me just follow up on the embassy, please?

MR PALLADINO: We’ll go to Lalit. I’m going to jump.

QUESTION: No, I have – and the consulate.

QUESTION: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a second. You’re not going to get involved in the domestic politics of another country when that country is Israel. What about Venezuela, huh? Any --

MR PALLADINO: We’re supporting the Venezuelan people and their constitutional --

QUESTION: Any involvement there?"

Posted by: james | Mar 5, 2019 7:29:44 PM | 118

Sasha @116--

Maduro has always been open to dialog with oppositional forces, but they take their advice from their Outlaw US Empire handlers and refuse in order to promote chaos/crisis as is confirmed in your last cited paragraph.

IMO, being a member of a nation implies being a member of its polity, which includes all factions. And a mark of a civilized polity is ability to tolerate and discuss all points-of-view. Those unwilling to talk, to discuss, to accept the basic civilized ground rules for discourse, make a conscious decision to divorce themselves from the national polity and as such relinquish their right to participate, effectively making them outcasts within their own nation. As such, they are free to emigrate to a polity more to their liking. Note I'm describing something different from those who develop anomie from wanting to participate but are shunned/prevented, as they are still dedicated to their nation. Venezuela's opposition is perilously close to voting itself off the island by its refusal to take part in civilized discourse. It's becoming very easy to paint them as wanting to tear the nation down instead of helping to build it up--to be unpatriotic in the most basic sense.

The point will soon be reached where Maduro should say: If you're unwilling to talk, you might as well leave since you have no desire to improve the nation. The majority will take the cue and start treating opposition members like unwanted house guests. These steps will exert pressure on oppositional factions and they'll fracture as only a small fraction are total sell-outs to the Yankees. To win, all Maduro and the majority need do is maintain solidarity of purpose, remain civilized and always keep to the high road in dealing with the opposition.

Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 5, 2019 7:31:39 PM | 119

james @117--

Thanks for transposing all that drivel. So, by the Outlaw US Empire's own admission it doesn't actually recognize anything when it says its following the Bolivarian Constitution.

Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 5, 2019 7:52:33 PM | 120

Another shout out to james for transcribing the latest propaganda coming from the state of empire department

I am sure others as well appreciate your transcriptions of the juicy stuff coming from that vomitorium of the empire stage

Of course they will never admit their hypocrisy!!!

Until it leads to their demise

Posted by: psychohistorian | Mar 5, 2019 8:04:25 PM | 121

karlof1 and psychohistorian.... it is unfortunate that the usa has adopted such a hostile attitude towards others in general..i think if canada was to have something like this, we would probably be saying just as stupid drivel as the usa.. it is always helpful reading matt lee's comments.. he is one of the few to challenge the agenda and b.s.

Posted by: james | Mar 5, 2019 8:31:22 PM | 122

Sasha @ 115:

Part of Sputnik's remit as a news media outlet is to give a platform for all opinions irrespective of ideology and opinion on the leaders of certain countries like Venezuela under the spotlight. Otherwise Sputnik wouldn't be any better than the BBC.

I must admit, if Sputnik had not interviewed Heinz Dieterich, we would all still be in the dark about what he thinks of Maduro. That could be to our detriment if ever he again became an "advisor" to the Venezuelan government.

I must also admit Zanon's comments provide good "Chicken Little" entertainment.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henny_Penny

Posted by: Jen | Mar 5, 2019 9:43:18 PM | 123

What I would like to see is a global movement to sanction the US for its lawless behaviour. It should be isolated and made to hurt until it mends it ways and respects others. I guess what would ideally happen is that a whole parallel world would result that walls off the US in every possible way. The amount of the world's time and energy this country wastes is too much - it cannot be worth putting up with surely.

Posted by: Anon2 | Mar 6, 2019 12:45:48 AM | 124

Guaido announces public sector strike against Maduro

Guaido then went on to address an ecstatic rally of thousands of supporters, announcing a new round of anti-government protests for Saturday.
Maduro had suggested that Guaido could be arrested for having violated a travel ban imposed by the Supreme Court, but the opposition leader was nevertheless allowed to pass through Caracas airport.
https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/guaido-announces-public-sector-strike-against-maduro-19658355

Posted by: Zanon | Mar 6, 2019 3:26:38 AM | 125

@ 123 presumably guiado calls it a 'gradual' strike in case it turns out to be as big a flop as the concert and the 'aid' convoy.

Posted by: Dh | Mar 6, 2019 11:26:36 AM | 126

By ignoring Random Guaido and allowing him to fade towards irrelevance Maduro is signing Random Guaido's death warrant. Jen @23 ventures close to this realization by comparing him with Boris Nemtsov. Random Guaido will share Nemtsov's fate when the Venezuelan public dismiss and ridicule him, as the CIA will then move to salvage whatever they can of their investment by conspicuously snuffing him while some people still remember his name. This will be orchestrated (as was with Nemtson) to cast blame on the regime change target. The corporate mass media will naturally eat it up and even suggest that Maduro personally pulled the trigger on poor Random Guaido.

Ironically, what this means is that the very best chance for poor Random Guaido to see season 10 of The Walking Dead is for the Venezuelan authorities to arrest him and put him in protective detention... I'd recommend a nice cushy padded room with a free jacket with extra long sleeves.

The point is that Random Guaido is as good as dead. The CIA and US State Department will not continue to sink money and credibility into a lost cause. Furthermore, they would rather break their toys than let their opponents profit off them.

Jen also mentioned the empire's color revolution failure in Hong Kong. That failure came about not only because the Chinese authorities played it cool and didn't take the bait, but also because the CIA's death squad gangsters never showed up to snipe at demonstrators and police. This, of course, is doubtless due to the CIA's pet rabid dogs taking a detour to explore the bottom of Victoria Harbour wearing concrete boots. I guess the CIA figured the Chinese were too dumb to figure out what they were talking about if they spoke with their death squads only in pig Latin and they thus leaked the identities of those thugs to the authorities. I suspect a similar mishap delayed the CIA's snipers' debut appearance at Dick Branson's concert as well. What more can you expect from "professionals" who tried (and failed) 638 times to assassinate Castro?

Posted by: William Gruff | Mar 6, 2019 1:19:14 PM | 127

William Gruff @127--

Guaido as Neegan? He's not even close to being the same in stature or intelligence. Guaido seems more likely to share the fate of the woman who plotted against Alpha and meekly succumb to his decapitation.

Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 6, 2019 5:02:01 PM | 128

@CarlD, you sound Haitian. What's your real name? You say you know all this information personally, maybe you can share your real name to back up your claims.

Posted by: PzBx | Mar 7, 2019 3:31:51 PM | 129

Random Guy reminds me of the character from a well known kitchen roll advert called Juan Sheet.
"Juan Sheet doe's plenty". He definitely is one sh*t.

Posted by: Mr Sting | Mar 13, 2019 9:21:34 AM | 130

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