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In Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second six-year term on Thursday, January 24th. His re-election in May 2018 was widely criticized, with reports of coercion, fraud and electoral rigging. Bottom line, he’s not very popular. He is being painted as the bad guy, or the evil dictator stealing as much wealth as he can.
Under Maduro, more than 12,800 people have been arrested because of links to anti-government protests, according to the Venezuelan human rights organization Foro Penal, including demonstrators, bystanders and people taken from their homes without warrants.
NOTE: THE OPPOSITE POINT OF VIEW OF THIS STORY IS POSTED IN A VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE. PLEASE WATCH IT.
On Friday, Mr. Guaidó, 35, the opposition leader, being cast in the roll of the protagonist hero, declared that he was prepared to take over temporarily as the country’s leader in a renewed push to oust President Nicolás Maduro from power. (That does seem strange. I don’t think we would have liked it if Hillary had done that.)
Guaidó called for Venezuelans to take the streets in protest against Mr. Maduro’s continuing rule and asked the armed forces to support his becoming interim president while new elections are held.
Juan Guaidó, was arrested (or abducted) as a show of force on Sunday but was released two hours later. The opposition leader was captured by scary men in black hoods when a van he was traveling in was stopped on a highway on Sunday morning.
A video recorded by a driver on the highway appeared to show masked, heavily armed agents from the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service pulling Mr. Guaidó from his vehicle and pushing him into a white van before driving away.
In addition to his brief arrest, Iris Varela, the minister who oversees the prison service, posted a threat to Juan Guaidó on Twitter stating: “I have your cell ready, with your uniform. I hope you name your cabinet quickly so we know who is going with you.”
Jorge Rodríguez, the Venezuelan communications minister. blamed the arrest on “a group of officials, acting unilaterally, who initiated an irregular procedure against congressman Juan Guaidó,”
Mr. Rodríguez added that “the matter had been “solved.” He called Mr. Guaidó’s arrest “arbitrary” and said it had not been ordered by the government. Those officials who volunteered to install this ‘show’ are being dismissed and subjected to the most stringent disciplinary procedures.”
During his speech in La Guaira, Mr. Guaidó questioned the communication minister’s explanation. He said, “If it was something spontaneous, then who is commanding?” he said.
CNN ON THE ARREST SCENE ALSO GET DETAINED.
Two journalists covering Mr. Guaidó’s arrest were also detained. The journalists, Osmary Hernández of CNN Español and Beatriz Adrián of Caracol Radio, were arrested in the headquarters of the national intelligence service in central Caracas.
The fact that they were in the National Intelligence service headquarters is a good sign that CNN and the intelligence services are pretty much one and the same. Reminds you of the CIA and CNN here in America.
“We have just been detained by members of the Sebin,” Ms. Adrián said in an interview with Caracol, using the acronym for the intelligence service. “They are pointing at us with long guns and asking us to end this call.”
So much drama! ~The Foreign Press Association of Venezuela said that both journalists were released several hours later.
The fact that a CNN journalist was mysteriously on the scene smacks of the same sort of show that happened last week when Roger Stone was arrested for petty process crimes charged by Robert Meuller during his persistent probe into the Trump campaign or the fake Russian collusion accusations. Roger was also released quickly on good faith a signature bond.
So what is really going on here? Are we, the public in the middle of a live-action holographic movie or game being played out in real time for our viewing benefit? Are we being shown narratives by both sides of the battle?
That is what it sometimes looks like. I don’t mean to say that what is going on is not serious, it’s deadly serious, but for some reason, we, the dumbed down public, are being shown narratives and actors by the media in a fake and phony way.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Let’s recognize the man who under the law is the true president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó,”
..Says the military attaché at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Col. José Luis Silva, broke with the Nicolás Maduro regime Saturday and urged other armed forces members to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president of the South American nation, yet the fears of regime reprisals are shared by many armed forces members in Venezuela,
Silva stressed that honest military members must step forward because of Maduro’s usurpation of power following his allegedly fraudulent reelection.
“Enough! Leave aside the illegal control of our territory and the executive power. The leaders have become millionaires on the backs of the people,” he said. “Captains, commanders: Think about everyone who suffers. Don’t forget that your wives also can’t find milk for your children. Don’t forget that your mothers and fathers also can’t find pills for their [blood] pressure.”
“Let’s recognize the man who under the law is the true president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó,”
.My message to all armed forces members, to everyone who carries a gun, is to please let’s not attack the people. We are also part of the people, and we’ve had enough of supporting a government that has betrayed the most basic principles and sold itself to other countries,” he added.
Silva, like all other Venezuelan diplomatic mission staffers in the United States, was ordered to return home after Maduro announced he was breaking diplomatic relations with Washington because it had recognized Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela.
Of course one has to ask themselves what they might do in a case like this if you were the military attaché at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. Who would he be supporting if he were in Venezuela I wonder?
Also, I thought the United States was finished with interfering into the affairs of other countries governments.
HERE IS AN OPPOSITE POINT OF VIEW THAT THE ONE PRESENTED IN THIS ARTICLE TO CONSIDER.
U.S PLOT IN VENEZUELA IS FAILING. …