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Badger52 01-22-2019 16:00

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Originally Posted by Ret10Echo (Post 649167)
Meh.... Who cares. According to O-C the LIKE world is going to LIKE end in LIKE 12 Months due to LIKE climate change.....

Oh, SNAP! I thought I had 12 years left.

Whenever things settle down POTUS should approve a CODEL junket for her to Venezuela - one way.

Ret10Echo 01-22-2019 16:09

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Originally Posted by Badger52 (Post 649168)
Oh, SNAP! I thought I had 12 years left.

Whenever things settle down POTUS should approve a CODEL junket for her to Venezuela - one way.

FAKE NEWS

I fixed it :D

PedOncoDoc 01-22-2019 16:32

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Originally Posted by Badger52 (Post 649168)
Oh, SNAP! I thought I had 12 years left.

Whenever things settle down POTUS should approve a CODEL junket for her to Venezuela - one way.

Nah....just drop her off unannounced with no papers and no security detail and let her have what I am sure will be an extremely enjoyable immersive experience on the future she envisions for America....

Volunteer 01-23-2019 13:45

Maduro just deposed?
 
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This just in from CBC, in Canada:

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada tells CBC News that Canada will recognize Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The opposition leader took an oath in Caracas a short time ago, declaring himself acting president and saying Nicolas Maduro has been deposed. The United States is also recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, according to this statement issued by the White House (document attached). Our latest story on the unrest that has erupted in mass protests today all over Venezuela, calling for an end to the authoritarian regime of Nicolas Maduro: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezu...duro-1.4988532

Venezuela's Opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself interim president, recognized by Canada and the U.S. Guaido has led a campaign to declare Nicolas Maduro a usurper: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezu...duro-1.4989733

And then, this: Trump Recognizes Guaido as Venezuela Leader, Challenging Maduro:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...uela-president

V/R
Volunteer

Airbornelawyer 01-23-2019 14:31

Maduro just announced his government is breaking off relations with the United States. Endgame at hand?

Volunteer 01-23-2019 14:33

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Originally Posted by Airbornelawyer (Post 649194)
Maduro just announced his government is breaking off relations with the United States. Endgame at hand?

I sure hope so. 20 years of "workers paradise" should be more than enough, for anyone.

V/R,
Volunteer

Badger52 01-23-2019 16:53

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Originally Posted by Airbornelawyer (Post 649194)
Maduro just announced his government is breaking off relations with the United States. Endgame at hand?

Sounds like someone broke it for him. How 'bout a free helicopter ride on your way out of the capital...?
:D

ETA: Sean Penn was unavailable for comment.

tonyz 01-23-2019 18:18

Send AOC...she can fix it.

tom kelly 01-24-2019 18:50

Venezuela; Problem's????
 
Two Presidents, Inflation at 10 million %, most of the population has no food, medicine, and the only hope is that the military will side with them and get rid of Maduro before a revolution. This is not going to help Socialism, Hey AOC, what can the people do? You should come to their rescue... Give them some of your ideas's from your barmaid days in NYC.

Box 01-24-2019 21:32

That giant meteor just cant get here soon enough.......

Ret10Echo 01-25-2019 08:41

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Originally Posted by Box (Post 649242)
That giant meteor just cant get here soon enough.......

And it's just going to get worse....

Volunteer 01-25-2019 12:06

Wagner - Maduro persoanl security detail?
 
https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1PJ22Q

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.-backed opposition protests, according to two people close to them. A third source close to the Russian contractors also told Reuters there was a contingent of them in Venezuela, but could not say when they arrived or what their role was.

Russia, which has backed Maduro’s socialist government to the tune of billions of dollars, this week promised to stand by him after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president with Washington’s endorsement.

It was the latest international crisis to split the global superpowers, with the United States and Europe backing Guaido, and Russia and China urging non-interference. Yevgeny Shabayev, leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary group of Cossacks with ties to Russian military contractors, said he had heard the number of Russian contractors in Venezuela may be about 400.

But the other sources spoke of small groups.

Russia’s Defence Ministry and Venezuela’s Information Ministry did not respond to requests for comment about the contractors. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We have no such information.” The contractors are associated with the so-called Wagner group whose members, mostly ex-service personnel, fought clandestinely in support of Russian forces in Syria and Ukraine, according to Reuters interviews with dozens of contractors, their friends and relatives.

A person believed to work for the Wagner group did not respond to a message asking for information. Citing contacts in a Russian state security structure, Shabayev said the contingent flew to Venezuela at the start of this week, a day or two before opposition protests started.

CUBA CONNECTION?

He said they set off in two chartered aircraft for Havana, Cuba, from where they transferred onto regular commercial flights to Venezuela. The Cuban government, a close ally of Venezuela’s ruling socialists for the last two decades, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The contractors’ task in Venezuela was to protect Maduro from any attempt by opposition sympathisers in his own security forces to detain him, Shabayev said. “Our people are there directly for his protection,” he said. Venezuelan authorities said they had put down an attempted revolt on Monday by rogue military officers about a kilometre from the presidential palace in Caracas.

Maduro, the 56-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez, only takes to the streets in carefully-controlled situations, since crowds have barracked him in the past. One of the two anonymous Russian sources, who is close to the Wagner group and fought in foreign conflicts where it was active, said the contractors first arrived in advance of the May 2018 presidential election, but another group arrived “recently.”

Asked if the deployment was linked to protecting Maduro, the source said: “It’s directly connected.” The contractors flew to Venezuela not from Moscow but from third countries where they were conducting missions, he added. The third source, who is close to the private military contractors, said there was a contingent in Venezuela but he could not provide further details.

“They did not arrive in a big crowd,” he said.

Publicly-available flight-tracking data has shown a number of Russian government aircraft landing in or near Venezuela over past weeks, though there was no evidence the flights were connected to military contractors. A Russian Ilyushin-96 flew into Havana late on Wednesday after starting its journey in Moscow and flying via Senegal and Paraguay, the data showed.
The aircraft, a civilian jet, is owned by a division of the Russian presidential administration, according to a publicly-available procurement contract relating to the plane.

Between Dec. 10 and Dec. 14 last year, an Antonov-124 heavy cargo aircraft, and an Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft, carried out flights between Russia and Caracas, flight-tracking data showed. Another Ilyushin-76 was in Caracas from Dec. 12 to Dec. 21 last year. All three aircraft belong to the Russian air force, according to the tracking data.

tonyz 01-25-2019 13:54

There are relatively vast petroleum resources under Venezuelan control...Russia or China or both are making “offers.”

tonyz 01-27-2019 15:08

Venezuela...what does Socialism mean to you...let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

Well, while your Dear Leader, President Nicolás Maduro, negotiates with Russians and Chinese for his personal protection and his political sustainability in exchange for access to your nation’s vast resources...you and your family struggle to dine on pets and zoo animals...if there are any left.

Where are Hollywood elites now?

{crickets}

CSB 01-28-2019 13:43

I hope there is a lamp post somewhere in Caracas thinking “pick me, pick me”. The lamp post that suspended “El Duce” from his heels was made famous. Oh, pick me!


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