It wasn’t exactly another Bay of Pigs invasion by the U.S. supported nationals, but the failed kidnapping attempt of Nicolas Maduro by two former U.S. Special Forces and Venezuelan “traitors” was stomped out by that country's military.
Venezuela’s Drug kingpin was quick to lay the entire operation on the Trump administration, saying that there is little or no doubt that Trump orchestrated the invasion.
Maduro hit the Venezuelan airwaves, holding up two U.S. passports that were allegedly recovered during the arrest of the two U.S. citizens, who he said: “were playing Rambo.” Maduro also read off their names and birthdates as a way of confirming the authenticity of the passport and claims.
According to a published report by the AP, the two U.S. citizens were identified as Luke Denman and Airan Berry, both former U.S. special forces soldiers. Maduro said the U.S. government is “fully and completely involved” in the operation.
Maduro, after tweeting praise from Karl Marx, tweeted praise for the “heroic” people of the Chuaco who took to the streets to aide in the apprehension of “those terrorists” in order to regain order, adding that was the capability that Venezuelans had to deter “traitors and mercenaries” who try to disturb the peace in Venezuela.
Felicito al heroico pueblo de Chuao que salió a las calles en la búsqueda de los terroristas para ponerlos a la orden de la justicia. Esa es la Furia Bolivariana, capaz de derrotar a traidores y mercenarios que pretenden atentar contra la Paz de la Patria. pic.twitter.com/AETMMTyMIa
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) May 5, 2020
The Trump administration has denied any involvement in attempted kidnapping.
This does not seem the type of operation Trump or any sitting U.S. president would back considering that crippling sanctions that have already been implemented. Maduro’s days are numbered, so why attempt some haphazard attempt to detain the Pablo Escobar of Venezuela?
The U.S. economic sanctions against Maduro, his henchmen, his family, and that little bird that once spoke to him in a dream, are part of the Trump administration’s effort of “maximum pressure” on his different revenue streams, which is now focusing on his lucrative drug-trafficking endeavor.
Drug kingpin Maduro’s involvement with regional drug overlords and Marxist guerrillas all-but writes the next Netflix season of the popular series “Narcos.”
Since oil revenues have been decimated by plummeting oil prices and COVID-19, Venezuela’s Dictator Nicolas Maduro has to rely even more on illegal activities including gold and gasoline contraband and drug trafficking.
Yes, Nicolas “ El Chapuline” Maduro is the new Pablo Escobar of the Western Hemisphere, and President Trump knows it, that is why the U.S. is now focusing on curtailing monies from his drug trafficking business and has officially indicted him on narco-terrorism charges.