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2018-08-06 Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuela arrests 'terrorists' over Maduro attack as opposition fears reprisals
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Posted by Fred 2018-08-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6513 views ]  Top
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#1 21st Century Reichstag Fire? Or Kirov assassination.
Posted by charger 2018-08-06 00:34||   2018-08-06 00:34|| Front Page Top

#2 Once back in the presidential palace, Maduro said he had "no doubt" that Colombia's Santos -- a Nobel Peace Prize winner who negotiated a historic peace accord with Marxist guerrillas FARC -- was "behind the attack."

Amazing to have that figured out so fast!
Posted by Raj 2018-08-06 00:55||   2018-08-06 00:55|| Front Page Top

#3 I understand this is a pretext for going full totalitarian internally. But is looks like Maduro is trying to also start some sort of international armed conflict.

Columbia may be maskirovka, but could Venezuela make surprise move to seize a part of Guyana or the Netherlands Antilles?

I don't see how the internationalization of Venezuela's agony makes sense even for the Maduro regime.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2018-08-06 09:48||   2018-08-06 09:48|| Front Page Top

#4 I found the appearance of the black bullet-proof mats interesting. As a counter sniper technique they seemed to provide shelter for the principal, but it took about 10-15 seconds to get up, not real timely.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2018-08-06 10:44||   2018-08-06 10:44|| Front Page Top

#5 "I don't see how the internationalization of Venezuela's agony makes sense even for the Maduro regime."

Blaming others for faults in your country is an old trick. So are starting wars as a distraction for your population.
Posted by ruprecht 2018-08-06 19:44||   2018-08-06 19:44|| Front Page Top

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