translation by Ana
The small Venezuelan counterintelligence service SEBIN (Bolivian National Intelligence Service) managed to humiliate the CIA, revealed the Romanian expert Valentin Vasilescu. According to him, the US intel service had undertaken an initiative in Venezuela aiming to overthrowing the president, Nicolás Maduro making use of its HUMINT section (human intelligence), that is, espionage carried out by infiltrated US agents, who in turn have networks of local informants.
But, says Valsilescu, SEBIN has managed to infiltrate all opposition groups trying to seize power in Caracas through its counterintelligence agents.
He (SEBIN; ndt) has also infiltrated his officers into the US-funded press and there has been an operation aimed at selecting and publishing the most miraculous but false news related to political events in Venezuela. Therefore, there were several “leaks” that were delivered to the CIA, such as, for example, the intention of some generals to betray Maduro.
To earn the trust of CIA agents, SEBIN members even organized conspiracy meetings with Venezuelan generals, under the full control of Venezuela’s intelligence service and military counterintelligence. The “desertion” of General Manuel Figuera, head of the SEBIN, the release of Leopoldo López from his house arrest and the provision, for Juan Guaido, of a platoon of more than 1,000 soldiers belonging to the SEBIN to take the garrison of Carlota, in Caracas, they were part of the intoxication operation directed at the CIA agents to convince Washington of the success of the coup.
When the White House finally gave the green light to the action on April 30, it became one of the biggest failures for the CIA in recent decades.
Venezuela has shown that fighting with patriotism and professionalism, even for an embargoed country, can disrupt the plans of the CIA, according to the Romanian expert.
The SEBIN is not “bolivian”, but bolivarian – SEBIN (Servicio Boliviariano de Inteligencia Nacional).
Anyone trying to understand Venezuela and this movement needs to recognize the name of Simon Bolivar. https://www.latinamericanstudies.org/liberators/bolivar.htm
Simon Bolivar was a leader in the 19th century war of independence that liberated Venezuela from its Spanish colonial masters, and who eventually pushed the Spainish empire out of South America.
BTW, thanks very much to the translator. I feel there is so very little good info in English, so it is a treasure to find something translated. Bolivian instead of Bolivarian is an easy mistake to make, and I’m sure it was just a typo. :)
Not a complete mistake anyway, considering that the country of Bolivia was named to preserve de memory of the Libertador.
See https://reseauinternational.net/la-plus-grande-defaite-de-la-cia-depuis-des-decennies/ for source…
“revealed the Romanian expert Valentin Vasilescu. According to him…To earn the trust of CIA agents, SEBIN members even organized conspiracy meetings with Venezuelan generals, under the full control of Venezuela’s intelligence service and military counterintelligence. The “desertion” of General Manuel Figuera, head of the SEBIN,”
Rather an odd claim, considering this:
Maduro Says Ex-Venezuelan Intel Chief ‘CIA Mole’, Helped Plan Coup Attempt
“Earlier the United States has lifted all sanctions on Venezuela’s former intelligence service chief Gen. Manuel Cristopher Figuera after he broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro last week to support opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the country’s ex-intelligence chief Cristopher Figuera “a traitor,” saying that the latter helped plan the coup attempt, which took place on 30 April.
Maduro has also claimed that Figuera “was captured by the CIA a year ago and was working as a traitor, mole and infiltrator.”
Is this “Valentin Vasilescu” related to a certain cat motya… ;-D
This reminds me of Mad Magazine’s “spy vs. spy” feature.
Not that the world is not full of moles and triple agents and counterfeit traitors of all kinds.
I’m sure it is damned difficult to keep straight who’s zoomin’ who.
At the end of the day, looks like the Bolivarians won this one, however they did it.
In “Erratum” “Vasilescu himself rejected with apologies his own two previous articles on the matter. It is more likely that by now the SEBIN ex-boss has been arrested as a willy participant in the coup,like some generals and lower ranks soldiers (some other still in the run).
What do you think it could happen to him if after the staged coup he rejoied Madoros files? Aren’t these harsh words not a life insurance??
58 years ago at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, the CIA failed miserably and the Cuban Revolution survived and Fidel lived to a ripe old age.
Today, this same CIA – the intelligence agency with the biggest budget on the planet – continues to fail miserably, with the failed coup in Venezuela being a prime example.
But also please remember that the agency spent $billions in Syria trying to topple Assad and again failed miserably
But should we really be surprised at the CIA’s failings when a clown like Pompeo can rise to the top in such an organization?
You are right, if a clown as Pompeo is occupying that position, Trump as president, The killer Elliott Abrams as special delegate to Venezuela and more and more guys in the commander’s position of USA the failing of the exterior policy of USA is not a surprise.
Maybe it is a good thing…. that they fail, otherwise the Devil will prevail….
He is not able to do bad things without its fully opened revelation…
S-400 ; What really bothers me is that the CIA keeps getting more and more money……………..
How many CIA assassination attempts on Castro? 600?
They’ve had Cuban security advisers since Chavez’ first election (and doctors!)
… and doubtless a Russian, or two.
The Americans got flat out punked, suggesting that their internal comms were an open book. That takes serious cracking skills, and eqpt. According to Hacker magazine, the Russians are as good as it gets at that game.
The following article discusses Venezuela, as well.
Pandering to Israel Means War With Iran
“One only has to cite the example of Venezuela. Juan Guaido, the candidate favored by Washington for regime change, has undoubtedly a lot of things on his plate but he has proven willing to make some time to say what Benjamin Netanyahu wants to hear, as reported by the Israeli media. The Times of Israel describes how “Venezuela’s self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido is working to re-establish diplomatic relations with Israel and isn’t ruling out placing his country’s embassy in Jerusalem, according to an interview with an Israeli newspaper published Tuesday.”
One would think that Guaido would consider his interview sufficient, but he has also taken the pandering process one step farther, reportedly displaying huge video images of the flags of both Israel and the United States at his rallies.
This deference to Israel’s interests produced an almost immediate positive result with Netanyahu recognizing him as the legitimate Venezuelan head of state, followed by an echo chamber of effusive congratulations from US (sic) Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who praised the Jewish state for “standing with the people of Venezuela and the forces of freedom and democracy.” Donald Trump’s esteemed special envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, also joined in, praising the Israeli government for its “courageous stand in solidarity with the Venezuelan people.”
Venezuela’s Guaido Officially Requests US Military Support – Letter
“Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has formally requested the support of US military forces in the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the South American country, a letter published by his representative Carlos Vecchio said on Monday.
“We welcome strategic and operational planning so that we may fulfill our constitutional obligation to the Venezuelan people in order to alleviate their suffering and restore our democracy”, Vecchio said in the letter to the commander of United States Southern Command Admiral Craig Faller.
In the letter, which is dated 11 May and was published by Vecchio on Twitter on Monday, he requested a meeting between SOUTHCOM and “the appropriate members” of Guaido’s inner circle.
#Venezuela: following instructions of Interim President @jguaido, we officially requested the @Southcom a meeting with a technical delegation to advance in strategic and operational planning with the priority goal of stopping our people’s suffering and restoring democracy. pic.twitter.com/x3ckEn39cM
— CARLOS VECCHIO (@carlosvecchio) 13 мая 2019 г.”
Valentin Vasilescu further elaborates on his analysis on how Venezuela was able to defeat America’s multiple coup d’etat operations.
In particular, he suggests that Venezuela was able to block America’s COMINT networks that it tried to use to intercept the communications of the Venezuelan military and assess their state of mind for a coup attempt.
While Venezuela does not have technical ability to block the interception of these communications by NSA satellites, Venezuelan allies like Russia and China do….
Venezuela: A-30, the CIA’s Greatest Defeat in Decades
Bolivarian, not Bolivian intelligence service :)