VENEZUELA PLANS "ANTI-IMPERIALIST" MARCH AFTER REVELATION OF US COUP MEETINGS WITH REBEL OFFICERS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

VENEZUELA PLANS "ANTI-IMPERIALIST" MARCH AFTER REVELATION OF US COUP MEETINGS WITH REBEL OFFICERS

After it was revealed in a weekend New York Times piece that the Trump administration held multiple meetings with "rebellious officers" inside Venezuela's army to consider launching a military coup against the country's socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, we cited a former Latin America diplomatic official quoted in the Times who aptly described, “This is going to land like a bomb” in the region.

The astounding revelation — though perhaps familiar-sounding when considering the historical string of coups and CIA covert interventions across the 20th century from Cuba to Nicaragua to Chile — comes just over a month after a bizarre assassination attempt involving two C-4 explosive laden drones which detonated near Maduro as he gave a televised speech during a military parade in Caracas.

In the aftermath of the story, Venezuela has announced plans to hold a massive march on Tuesday against Washington's now confirmed attempts to meddle in the country's internal affairs.

Sure enough, over the weekend the NYT revelation was the focus of Venezuela's parliament: The United States "acknowledges having met at least three times with military coup leaders to carry out a coup," said Diosdado Cabello, speaker of the ruling Constituent Assembly, according to the AFP.

"The presidential assassination that was stopped was led by the United States. Is there anyone who has any doubt?" Cabello posed before an angry assembly. And at a separate event hosted by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Cabello asserted the August 4th drone attack in Caracas was the result of American-backed coup attempts against the country's leadership.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised, given Venezuela's vast oil wealth.

And unfortunately for the Venezuelan people, the attempted assassination on August 4th will most probably not be the last time elements in the US government will attempt to take down Maduro by force.

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