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Pete 03-25-2019 15:25

The Russians are coming
 
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.

Oh, wait, they're here - well, there.

Badger52 03-25-2019 16:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete (Post 650580)
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.

Oh, wait, they're here - well, there.

Well, they came in apparently as the little UN ADVON was departing. (Nothing further from the UN as they're all-a-dither now over looking into ways to protect places of worship. 'Cause they're so good at actually protecting people.

Pete 04-30-2019 13:32

Venezuela's Guaidó accused of coup attempt by government
 
Seems to be a nut house down there right now.

Venezuela's Guaidó accused of coup attempt by government

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48103858

"Venezuelan authorities say they are putting down a small coup attempt after opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the "final phase" of ending President Nicolás Maduro's rule.

He appeared in a video with uniformed men, saying he had military support.

Mr Guaidó, who declared himself interim president in January, called for more members of the military to help him end Mr Maduro's "usurpation" of power.

But military leaders appeared to be standing behind Mr Maduro...."

SouthernDZ 04-30-2019 13:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete (Post 651235)
He appeared in a video with uniformed men, saying he had military support.

Mr Guaidó, who declared himself interim president in January, called for more members of the military to help him end Mr Maduro's "usurpation" of power.

But military leaders appeared to be standing behind Mr Maduro...."

History has shown that the tipping point in such an exercise always rests with who the military chooses to back. I suspect several U.S. three-letter organizations are present, checkbooks open, speaking to GOs and Colonels who may be on the fence. Any way you look at it, I suspect heads will roll within the next 72 hours.

Requiem 04-30-2019 21:30

Saw a quote today:

"Argentina is a good reminder that you can vote your way into Socialism, but you have to shoot your way out."

(Or throw rocks at it?)

S.

Golf1echo 05-04-2019 07:58

Russian Involvement
 
Quote:

At the end of March 2019, Moscow deployed a force of some 100 military personnel to Venezuela. This force is led by the chief of staff of the Russian Land Forces (Sukhoputnye Voyska), Colonel General Vasily Tonkoshkurov (59), a veteran of the 1980s intervention in Afghanistan and the Chechen wars. Until May 2018, Tonkoshkurov was the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. The Russian embassy in Venezuela announced, “[O]ur military personnel are in no way involved in the clashes in Caracas.” Moscow insists the Russian military contingent in Venezuela is not a fighting force, but rather a group of advisors and technical specialists helping refurbish the Venezuelan military. The Russian contingent is also assisting in implementing the military hardware Russia had previously sold the Chavismo regime (over $11 billion worth in all) that has been collecting dust during the Venezuelan economic, political and social crisis (Vesti, May 1).


https://jamestown.org/program/russia...-battleground/

cbtengr 05-11-2019 19:03

Poor Cuba
 
Bernie's socialist paradise Cuba propped up by Venezuela forced to ration food and essentials. How can it be?

"Cuban government announces it will ration food and everyday goods amid 'grave economic crisis'after Venezuela was forced to cut its aid to the communist-run island"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ic-crisis.html

Ret10Echo 05-11-2019 20:40

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Originally Posted by cbtengr (Post 651421)
Bernie's socialist paradise Cuba propped up by Venezuela forced to ration food and essentials. How can it be?

"Cuban government announces it will ration food and everyday goods amid 'grave economic crisis'after Venezuela was forced to cut its aid to the communist-run island"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ic-crisis.html

Socialist Jenga....

Joker 05-11-2019 20:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbtengr (Post 651421)
Bernie's socialist paradise Cuba propped up by Venezuela forced to ration food and essentials. How can it be?

"Cuban government announces it will ration food and everyday goods amid 'grave economic crisis'after Venezuela was forced to cut its aid to the communist-run island"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ic-crisis.html

A shit hole (VZ) that has nothing giving money to a shit hole (Cuba) that had more! The people in VZ should up rise and throw the bums in prison.

Badger52 05-12-2019 05:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joker (Post 651423)
The people in VZ should up rise and throw the bums in prison.

That gun ban that the populace somewhat supported to "stem the violence" looms large. If only hindsight brought back your weapons & ammo....

tom kelly 05-16-2019 16:27

GUN CONTROL?
 
No socialist will ever allow guns in the hands of citizens. It would be dangerous to their health. Are there any Dimocrats running for POTUS that "DON'T" want to ban all guns?

tonyz 06-09-2019 09:10

On full display for all to see...socialism, Statists, progressivism...the Venezuelan “green raw deal...”

Complete article with photos at link below.

Harrowing pictures of emaciated former oil workers in Venezuela capture their plight more than a week after they went on hunger strike over lost wages

Daily Mail
By STEFAN BOSCIA FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:50 EDT, 8 June 2019 | UPDATED: 01:29 EDT, 9 June 2019

The workers used to be a part of one of the most productive and lucrative oil exporting industries in the world...

Despite having the largest proven oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is now producing less than half the amount of oil it was in 1997 when Mr Chavez came into power.

The crash of the oil industry comes amidst wider economic turmoil - the country's inflation rate hit 130,060 percent in 2018 and the country's GDP shrank by 22.5 per cent in the third quarter last year.

<snip>

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...er-strike.html

Joker 09-19-2019 20:55

I cannot believe this country is still around under the current regime…

Quote:

MEXICO CITY/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela, Sept 18 (Reuters) - V enezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has suspended some crude blending and cut back production as inventories have swelled due to U.S. sanctions scaring off buyers and shippers, according to internal documents, sources and data.
link

Badger52 09-19-2019 21:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joker (Post 653151)
I cannot believe this country is still around under the current regime…

1 cut, let it coagulate, ignore the scar, repeat, only 998 to go...

Pete 05-02-2020 07:40

And today's lesson is on how not to do it.

"How an ex-Green Beret organized a 'private coup' funded by US billionaires to remove Venezuela's Maduro and trained 300 soldiers in Colombia before it spectacularly fell apart"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...uro-fails.html

"A secret military operation to overthrow Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro Moros was simple, but perilous.

Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in the socialist country and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolás Maduro's arrest.

What could go wrong? As it turns out, pretty much everything....."


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