By Ana for The Saker Blog
In the early morning of the 3rd of May 2020, an illegal foreign invasion was intended and aborted in the Caribbean small town named Chuao, in the Aragua State in Venezuela. According to the available information, the invasion was successfully contended by the Venezuelan Militias together with the armed forces in a joint operative.
At the moment, there is not a lot of information available, but it is clear that two US citizens and the son of a high ranked ex-officer of the Venezuelan Army were captured together with six more mercenaries, as informed by TeleSur
This failed new attempt to topple the government of Nicolas Maduro is apparently linked to the operation failed on Sunday May 3rd, executed on the coast near Caracas, Macuto which ended with a green beret imprisoned by the government agents.
Guaido’s fingerprints are all over the place and were sanctioned by the confession of Silvercorp Jordan Goudreau testifying the existence of a contract between himself and Guaido. As if this confession was not enough, we also have his plea for respect for human rights of Silvercorps mercenaries involved.
Meanwhile in Imperial mainland, many more were or made aware of the operations leaving as well all sorts of fingerprints, not difficult to elucidate even for starved and untrained imperial vassals. We have the a trace of tweets that preceded the apparently very secret operations of the Silvercorp commands.
1.- Silvercorp itself tweets to The Donald about the readiness and high efficiency of the, at that time still future operation
2.- Marianella Salazar, former Venezuelan journalist exiled in Miami tweets as well the night before the events
As well a video showing Goudreau and Nieto, was aired some hours before the attempted invasion.
Also involved and captured is Josnars Adolfo Baduel, son of General Baduel who was a former close collaborator of Hugo Chavez who later turned him down who joined the coup attempt of April 2002.
While all events keep unfolding and more information is breaking through, we have a modern time Pontius Pilates washing his hands.
Here are some photos of the folks who wanted to invade Venezuela:
Seems like this guy was close to Trump, at least on one photo, maybe a bodyguard or security?
This is a mercenary from the Silvercorp PMC.
Here the caption says “expectations” and “reality”:
Here is another one of those “invincible” Hollywood special operators:
and here is what they look like in reality:
they sure don’t look as cocky now:
proof of nationality? Sure, these “experts” took their passports with them (!!)
They’ve been watching Rambo films and reading Frederick Forsythe’s The Dogs Of War to prepare for this operation, I assume.
I loved how the people who would have rushed to take credit for this suddenly don’t want to have anything to do with it, whether it’s Guaido or Trump. Hilarious!
And their operation manual was written by Generals Moe, Larry and Curly. This thing was so bad…I can’t help thinking…diversion? Intentional? I mean who brings their US Military ID on a merc operation? This smells like the magic fireproof passports on 9-11. And the trail leads right back to Trump? Who would want to pin this on him? The point of clandestine operations is plausible denial. The paper and evidence trail is too clear. I’m thinking red herring. Who? Why? Why now? Just musing out load.
Even better the mil ID expired in 2011. Check out Colonel Cassad’s post here:
CC has a bunch of posts with interesting pictures on this topic, actually. No knowledge of Russian required …
Scott from Chitown
Yes, who indeed brings personal ID on a merc operation, especially passports ? The whole thing is pretty bizarre. Then again, maybe it’s not. If you analyze Washington’s approach towards Maduro and Venezuela during the preceding years, you will notice familiar methods. Washington was, and is still using old manuals on subversion and regime change. This mercenary attack in Venezuela is no different. Washington was obviously under the impression it could pull off a regime change using old tricks, namely using traitors inside the country backed by mercenaries from outside the country. It did not work. As I have written before, the people in Venezuela cannot forget the pre-Chavez years, when the country was looted by foreign corporations and domestic oligarchs. Chavez comes to power and concentrates on the countries infrastructure, including free medical care, free education, etc. Poverty is reduced, and Chavez, followed by Maduro, get the support of the bulk of the population. However, Washington was counting on the support of the middle class ‘oligarchs’, who had it good when the country was looted. Soros style methods were used, a minority being used to bully the majority. It did not work out. Now we shall have to wait and see what other old tricks Washington is preparing to use.
“However, Washington was counting on the support of the middle class ‘oligarchs’…”
That would be the highly-trained and lethal “spetsnaz” oligarchs, I take it.
It’s at times like this I wish desperately that I had the skills of a cartoonist…
That is what struck me.
I tend to think that these were guys who had watched too may Rambo movies and imagined themselves as invincible Ninja warriors.
Mike from Jersey
Well, probably not. What almost certainly happened was that Langley operatives told them that the whole operation would be a formality, that the internal opposition had the power to topple Maduro, and that all they had to do was give the opposition a helping hand, like in the past. It did not work out, for the reasons I wrote above. Now Washington will do two things. It will covertly contact Maduro, asking for those two mercenary clowns to be released in return for something. However, Washington will also continue with it’s subversive methods, trying again to remove Maduro.
Well, maybe so.
But after Gaido failed in past attempts, does Washington really want to continue to look so completely inept in front of the whole planet? For instance, I am sure that intelligence agencies throughout the world know what really happened. If Washington was really behind this, then how many times can Germany and France continue to watch stuff like, knowing who is behind it all, and not conclude that their American allies have degenerated into complete incompetence. Eventually, actions do have consequences, even if it takes time for those consequences to arrive.
Moreover, stuff like this can come out. Suppose these clowns (who are now in custody) start ratting on the people who put them up to it. Honestly, if they are stupid enough to try to pull this off, they are stupid enough to rat out Washington.
The whole thing is hard to figure.
It could be that these guys are just a bunch of posturing loony tunes.
It could be that Gaido himself hired them to do this, as some reports indicate. Gaido is giving every indication that he is a George Bush clone – i.e. very photogenic but a complete imbecile.
On the other hand, it could be that the Washington – as you say – is behind this and that Washington: 1) is just plain incompetent, and, 2) could care what the world thinks.
It is hard to figure.
I thought that this might happen and it did.
Only fools make deals with America.
The passport is an act of arrogance,they probably thought if they were captured all they had to do was flash that US passport and the Venezuelans would say ok guys you can go we didn’t know you were American LOL!!
> who brings their US Military ID on a merc operation?
Mmm, maybe the same ones accustomed to have refrigerators, CocaCola, BurgerKing and air-conditioning in their bases in Afghanistan and Iraq ?
I would be surprised if a “special force” of any country would do such a stupid error; but from US special forces, it doesn’t surprise me. They are “exceptional” after all..
There is only one possibility: the Deep State.
I think they watch hotshots! Could this really all just be the onion!
Trump was absolutely itching to install a puppet regime in Venezuela even before he became POTUS. This preceded him surrounding himself by trouble-making lunatics like Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams.
I await in anticipation the Nostradamus 93 spin on this latest bumbling and utterly transparent cock-up by his imbecilic and extremely dangerous idol!
Typo: ‘dangerous idiot’.
Throw the book at these winners.
For what it’s worth….
I saw the contract posted on 4-chan /pol/ days before this Boys Own Adventure occurred.
It was of course dismissed as “fake and gay” as are all posts on that anonymous cesspool.
The narrative being pushed over there now, …..by what I assume to be US intel sources…. is that this is all a flag flag by Maduro…… because the whole thing is so farcical.
So Maduro Team posted a “fake and gay” contract and then staged a “fake and gay” failed op as a false flag……
That’s the messaging that is being sent to trump-gumps.
BTW. I never post at that site, but I do lurk sporadically. During 2016 it was intriguing to see events foreshadowed by insiders posting anonymously at the site.
There’s a reason the site is maintained as a sewer pit…. to disguise and stink up the sometimes incredible intel that is traded.
Sounds like somebody is only a few qlicks from the real news over at 8kun
We did not know exactly where, or when, they would try something resembling the dumbest thing they could think of,
But, we did know that they would surely try something.
There it is folks,…
Always remain vigilant.
Count Caleazzo Ciano (1903-44). 1942. “La victoria trova cento padri, e nessuno vuole riconoscere l’insuccesso.”
“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan”
It will be interesting to see what happens when Guaido is more useful dead.
Couldn’t you pick a better allegory than the hideously awful “Expungables”, & its sequels?
I’ve been trying to expunge the imagery of that movie from my memory ever since.
Something more bland, innocuous, harmless, downright cartoonish…like the Minions, as in their ‘Despicable me’ series:
Now, which one is Arnie, again?
PS: The pathetic Q’Tards will be slobbering all over this one, with their usual suspects the disinfo agents of their propaganda outlets reinventing the entire story when they serve up their usual daily hog-slop & gruel in the evening.
Yeah, it’s a b!tch when these of fortunate “soldiers” realize reality is not Hollywood. If it wasn’t pathetic it would’ve been so much comical.
What is really funny is that the Americans and the US media machine are in denial mode that they had anything to do with this attack on Venezuela.
If you believe those American lies, I have a charming Trump Resort property that I wanna sell you.
Operation GIDEON: New Details Emerge Linking U.S. to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela
No kidding, just ask Florida senator what’s his face, he’ll tell you all about it, right?
The Donald is washing his hands. the two evils from west point’s class 86 pompeo and esper for sure will wash their hands as well. these adventurists will be disowned by their government and will be left on their own. Maduro should try them and if found guilty, literally hang them in public for the world to see how traitors will be treated in Venezuela to send a strong message.
I think he should force them to fess up and rat out whoever “organized” this Keystone Kops Koup.
They landed by boat only 5km from the border with Colombia. Unbelievable.
Is that what they teach US commandos?
Are these guys total idiots?
Yes,they are! symply as that!
You sometimes really wonder who advises US politicians on military matters and foreign politics?
16 year old gamers on a call of duty gaming forum?
Surely you must acknowledge the military capabilities and political support the Maduro government has before launching such an enterprise?
It’s like the US have implemented an “act first, think later” military doctrine.
All these wealthy US universities with specialists in all kinds of department, all this infinite amount of money for research and defence, yet time and time again they’re incapable of getting anything right.
They have resources Cesar or Napoleon could only have dreamed of yet every US military campaign, operation or psy-op ends in complete disaster and embarrassment. Unbelievable!
Not only did they fail but they just vindicated Maduro’s position within and outside Venezuela and they’ll now be paying through their nose to get their citizens back.
Who needs enemies or obstacles with this kind of incompetence?
Its most likely the military its self, they have a long history of dreaming up a situation detrimental to U.S. interests.
From there they lobby the administration to take action leaving the consequences either on the doorstep of the white house in an abject failure such as this, or the people as with weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Its a completely unnecessary group of thugs hell bent on controlling the world with every destructive tool they can muster. And naturally the planners stay out of harms way while the paid thugs take the pain, aside from that one guy leading the thugs, he needs to be publically hanged and distribute the video so the mains cant afford to sweep this one under the rug as they would wish.
RT has several articles detailing this coup attempt. This is the most recent:
Maduro says 2 Americans ‘on Trump’s security team’ were among ‘mercenaries’ behind failed invasion attempt
These 2 are earlier reports from monday and sunday:
President’s ASSASSINATION was ultimate goal of US/Colombia-staged mercenary invasion of Venezuela – Maduro
‘Invasion by sea’: Venezuela thwarts ‘mercenary’ infiltration attempt from Colombia
‘Four more people’ have been arrested, says Maduro, after a ‘failed incursion’ attempt
that Venezuelan authorities claim was orchestrated by Washington. The US denies
any involvement in the incident.
See also this article for further details:
TODAY a paramilitary incursion from Colombia was neutralized in La Guaira.
And this one written 1 May on other details leading up to the coup attempt:
Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
One year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.
by Alan Macleod
LOL! Almost like the ANZ MIC is going for the sympathy vote now! See what those mean old third world despots are doing to our patriotic freedom-loving boys over there? I would say hang ’em high and make an example out of ’em for all the world to see, but that’s probably what the propaganda peddlers are looking for to stir up support for further misadventures. Better to chalk it up to experience and realize that this is what collapse of the hegemon looks like; i.e., a spoiled three year old – albeit with weapons and money – acting out.
Those captured American mercenaries need to call Sylvester Stallone, Jack Ryan, and other Hollywood Rambozoid heroes to rescue their coup-instigating asses.
Better yet, have General Donald “bone spurs” Trump himself try to save these mercs, whom he must personally know since they were part of his security detail at one point.
ay caramba, this is only getting more absurd as the days tick by.
even the average 4chan troll could have planned this better just by their videogame experience…
i have been laughing for days now.
This is so ridiculous. If you haven’t seen the film “The Mouse That Roared” perhaps now is a good time.
First, America sponsors multiple (and ongoing) coup attempts.
Then, the mainstream media launches an infowar operation to cover up America’s hands in these coups:
“The AP publication is likely to be the starting point in a large-scale communication operation to untie the US government and its agencies from the failed mercenary war.
The Trump Administration, mired in political chaos at the expense of the advance of the Covid-19 on US soil and with serious problems for the re-election of the president, would be safeguarding its participation in these events, establishing a rigorous but false story where they nowhere appear as its officials.
This is understood in communicational terms as a form of “cover story”.
AP Story Falsely Washes Trump’s Hands of Mercenary Operation Against Venezuela
Stop messing about and execute these bastards,send a message.
The desperation of the “exceptionals” becomes more intense by the hour.
You mean “While the planet IS ASLEEP”.
To see how this operation got started, just watch the movie “Company Man”, with Woody Allen as the CIA Cuban section chief
Captured Mercenary Admits Plans to Kidnap Venezuela’s Maduro, Take Him to US on Plane
Delivering Maduro to America was objective of failed Venezuelan incursion – US mercenary says in interrogation tape
They were to secure an airport, capture Maduro, and fly him to the usa. There were at least 60-70 critters in the various groups sent to Venezuela, or to be sent there. The traitor in chief trump denies u.s. regime involvement, while pompous says the u.s. will try to retrieve the pindo mercs.
I am reminded of mike hoare’s 1981 asinine coup attempt in the Seychelles:
Farewell ‘Mad Mike’: British Mercenary Dies After a Life Spent Fighting Other People’s Wars
“But his career came unstuck three years later when, with the support of apartheid-era South Africa, he tried to overthrow President Albert René, the socialist leader of the Seychelles.
He recruited 46 mercenaries who were supposed to pose as rugby players to get into the country and had a huge cache of weapons hidden in their luggage.
But one of the men got into an argument with a customs officer at Mahe airport and when an AK-47 rifle was found in his suitcase the plan began to unravel.
The mercenaries took over an Air India plane and flew back to South Africa.
Hoare was ridiculed and the whole escapade was dubbed “the package-holiday coup” by the British press.
Hoare was jailed for 20 years for hijacking the Air India plane but only served 33 months in a South African jail.
After his release he gave up the life of a mercenary but published several lucrative memoirs.”
Fortunately, these 2 would be mike hoares (pindos attacking Venezuela) were not able to escape and were captured.
There is another more disturbing possibility that Elliot ( Idiot) Abrams and his crew are working on their own set of schemes and Southcom/military intelligence is plodding along waiting for an opportune moment to launch its larger more inclusive plan which of course would involve the Colombian military ( these guys are nasty, vicious, and all too effective) Meanwhile, the military guys are just letting the stool pigeons do whatever’/whenever to keep the pot boiling and to provide distraction.
Do not assume universal incompetence from the USA especially as it might be so self satisfying to do so.
The mains are reporting this as “bizzar”, the administration is denying its involvement, the offenders are offering documentation of some sorts, Maduro is promising prosecution.
I think the downhill, point of no return, destruction of the human race is well under way, not even god can save it now, all she can do is watch and learn from her mistakes, which are plentyful at this point.
When the Pentagon budget went black, or even more black, Catherine Austin Fitts said it was for ‘secret budgets for secret armies’. We may be seeing this at work.
And these poor silly mercenaries and their bay of piglets may just have been after the $15 million bounty that the Trump admin recently announced for “information that would lead to the arrest of Venezuela’s socialist leader. ” Trump admin wanted Maduro’s head on a platter and they were willing to pay for it.
So, now everyone in the US said that they are not responsible. Russia says .. Uhm, pull the other leg and Trump appointed a new envoy to Venezuela … from RT .. “Formerly the interim charge d’affaires of the Venezuela unit based at the US Embassy in Colombia, James Broward Story was nominated to be “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” to Venezuela on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement. “
US Mercenaries’ Botched Venezuela Raid May be Prelude to Bigger Invasion, Analyst Warns
“Why “Operation Gideon” Failed
The political scientist opines that the US interference in Venezuela could have had two reasons: first, the Venezuelan opposition has so far failed to make any tangible progress in taking power; second, those behind the operation apparently believed that that the Venezuelan military and population would support the rebellion against Maduro. According to him, the mercenaries and their backers in Colombia, the US, and the Venezuelan opposition deluded themselves into thinking that Venezuela is a failed state and an easy nut to crack.
“Venezuela has long been on maximum alert”, he underscores. “Venezuela has studied all the [possible] scenarios and including an attempted violation of our sovereignty by a group of mercenaries which took place on Sunday. It was expected that this would not take the Venezuelan security forces by surprise and here we have analysed all the possibilities of foreign interference in a very violent way to bring down the government. Many things have happened here since the assassination attempt against the President of the Republic, acts of sabotage, purchases of high officials and other military personnel by the CIA and the State Department”.
The coordinated work between all the components of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, intelligence services, and inhabitants of small population centres (poblados) located on the country’s coastline ensured a rapid and efficient response to the mercenary invasion, he points out.”
This is how real democracy works. Not the fascist nonsense the zionazi-gays call democracy. I’m wondering about the pindo delusional factor hete regarding thinking they have a lot more support in Venezuela than they actually do. Are they being fed misinformation by manipulated agents and double agents as to the real situation in Venezuela? This is standard counter-spy operation.
And Russians are very, very good at these operations. ;-D
Pompeo will claim Hollywood was rehearsing the pilot for a forthcoming Sit-Com based on the US military.
When silence speaks volumes: US cut off ALL communication channels with Caracas after botched mercenary raid, says Maduro
“In an interview with Uruguayan reporter Jorge Gestoso on Thursday evening, Maduro said the freshly-appointed Ambassador James Story – the first formal US envoy to the country in some 10 years – and other senior American officials were to blame for last weekend’s attempted raid, in which two US security contractors were arrested and eight local fighters killed.
“James Story has his feet, his hands and his whole body in this armed incursion,” the socialist leader said, adding that declassified documents would soon provide proof, while implicating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliot Abrams.
The evidence will also show US President Donald Trump “personally ordered” the “covert operation,” he added.
“What are Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump doing? Once again rewarding incompetence, rewarding the unsuccessful, because James Story, Elliott Abrams and Mike Pompeo are responsible for the failure.”
Moscow calls US claims it had nothing to do with Venezuela raid ‘unconvincing’
“Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that it was “alarmed” by the news of foreign mercenaries, including those with links to the US special services, attempting to land in Venezuela. Considering Washington’s “obsession” with deposing Maduro and statements that “all options are on the table” in order to achieve this goal, President Donald Trump’s words that the US had nothing to do with the failed incursion “sound unconvincing,” the ministry pointed out in a statement on Facebook.
The move against the Latin American state deserved even more condemnation as it was performed against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, which poses a major threat to Venezuela, the Foreign Ministry added.”