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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:44 PM

Didn't catch this pathetic article last winter. Only just found it:

Exile group planning overthrow of Venezuelan government tried to hire Trump-connected lobbyists
Ken Silverstein -,Yahoo News•November 16, 2018

Working from an office near the Miami airport, three Venezuelan exiles are plotting the overthrow of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, claiming they have military forces standing by in five countries, including the United States. And they say they’re making inroads with the Trump administration, which has expressed support for regime change in the country.

Last March, the exiles created a Miami-registered nonprofit called Venezuela Freedom Inc., which was soon rechristened with the less business-minded moniker of Venezuela Freedom Foundation. The website includes a nine-slide “Strategic Plan” from May 2018. The first slide after the cover page is entitled, “Venezuela Needs a Regime Change.”

The three men see themselves as part of a government in exile and are putting together a list of post-coup Cabinet ministers. They plan to move back to their homeland as soon as “the invaders are thrown out,” Jean Pierre Chovet, a businessman and one of the three leaders, said in a phone interview. He said action is needed swiftly as an assortment of narco-traffickers and terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, have established five government-approved training camps in Venezuela, including one on Margarita Island, a popular tourist destination.

Chovet’s two business partners are Julio Rodriguez Salas, a former Army colonel, and Carlos Molina Tamayo, an ex-Navy vice admiral. The pair were both key players in a botched, deeply unpopular 2002 coup attempt against Hugo Chavez, Maduro’s predecessor. (Rodriguez and Molina did not reply to requests for comment sent through Chovet.)

More:
https://news.yahoo.com/exile-group-planning-overthrow-venezuelan-government-tried-hire-trump-connected-lobbyists-161002859.html;_ylt=AwrC3RvfDotcfjoA_38PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNXM5bzY5BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMzBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--

(It's hilarious seeing Otto Reich contending he is such a law-abiding citizen. )

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:51 PM

1. Look into Stratfor.

They've created many contingency plans. reich is in the thick of it.


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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:55 PM

2. K&R

Thanks for posting that.


indeed.

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:38 AM

3. Otto Reich is a criminal

He and negroponte ... and armitage ...

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