Skip to comments.Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela
Posted on 05/03/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead.
Jordan Goudreaus comments in an interview with an exiled Venezuelan journalist capped a bizarre day that started with reports of a pre-dawn amphibious raid near the South American countrys heavily guarded capital.
An AP investigation published Friday found that Goudreau had been working with a retired Venezuelan army general now facing U.S. narcotics charges to train dozens of deserting Venezuelan soldiers at secret camps inside neighboring Colombia. The goal was to mount a cross border raid that would end in Maduros arrest.
But from the outset the ragtag army lacked funding and U.S. government support, all but guaranteeing defeat against Maduros sizable if demoralized armed forces. It also appears to have been penetrated by Maduros extensive Cuban-backed intelligence network.
A daring amphibious raid was launched from the border of Colombia deep into the heart of Caracas, Goudreau, in a New York Yankees ball cap, said in the video standing next to Nieto who was dressed in armored vest with a rolled-up Venezuelan flag pinned to his shoulder. Our units have been activated in the south, west and east of Venezuela.
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A date would be nice.
If this is how it all went down, I wouldn’t be publicizing/bragging about my involvement. Maybe he’s writing a book or a screenplay about it.
I was surprised and disappointed at the failed coup from last year, but I’m no expert, so it’s easy for me to sit here and throw darts at the ‘flat-tire’ outcome.
Surprised, because I keep hearing about how bad the poverty is in Venezuela. It seems our side did not know the enemy’s capabilities as much as was thought.
Maybe the best strategy is the parachute thousands of “the gun to get a gun” into Venezuela and just let the people cast their votes.
maybe if the CIA concentrated less on ousting Trump and more on their job things would get done.
or at least get done right
hm whats AP up to now
I still want to know who blew up the armory in Marakay on a Sunday night on Obama’s watch
SMELL THE SULFER BITCHES
You mean like the Bay of Pigs?
Games WITHOUT FRONTIERS-
this is the kind of thing that’s keep going to keep Maduro in power for a long time. Does is anyone familiar with South American history?
Advice from the expert.
we have been fighting V since Chaves he wanted to be the new castro in our backyard, the only thing that shocks me is they nailed the cavim armory on obamas watch.
I did think of that one
Now run, run Judy, run to pakistan...
Too much Tequila and sunshine!
Jesus and tequila
I believe him. I’m only shocked he is talking
Only way I want CIA watching my back, is if they are leading and Im watching their backs. Lots of drugs left the Iron Triangle in South East Asia during Nam. Rumor was it was a CIA opp to fund their black ops. I didnt know it as a fact. It had a certain ring to it