The Venezuelan opposition had underestimated its support in the military, Juan Guaido has admitted after the failed coup attempt, adding that he’d welcome US-backed military intervention if Washington decides to pursue that path.

Guaido and his supporters suffered an embarrassing defeat on Tuesday after the US-backed politician called on the military and the opposition to rise up and oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Despite the defection of a few dozen servicemen, the armed forces stayed loyal to the elected president and refused to capitulate to Guaido’s calls. Following clashes in and around the capital, Maduro announced “defeat” of the coup plotters, forcing the opposition to retreat.

“I think the variables [of the failed coup attempt] are obvious at this point,” the 35-year-old politician told The Washington Post on Saturday. The opposition failed “maybe because we still need more soldiers, and maybe we need more officials of the regime to be willing to support it,” he said.The so-called ‘self-proclaimed president’ admitted that he had miscalculated the degree of loyalty the soldiers have for Maduro.

The soft-ball article also has Guaido discussing possibly a negative effect that his mentor Leopoldo Lopez had when he joined the protesters. He insisted that he was not arrested when calling for a coup in Caracas, because Maduro is “scared.”

Both Russia and Cuba denied any involvement in Venezuelan affairs, while Caracas continues to pin the blame for the dire socio-economic conditions on American policies.Despite an apparent defeat of Venezuela’s opposition, the US Secretary of State on Saturday once again called on Maduro to cede power, blaming Russia and Cuban support for the alleged “suffering” of Venezuelans, who, despite all the pressure, continue to remain loyal to Bolivarian ideals.As far as the future options for the opposition, Guaido said he would welcome US military support as long as they stand alongside Venezuelan forces, who are just refusing to turn coats.

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If Washington does extend its military hand to dissidents, Guaido promised to take that option to the opposition-run National Assembly for approval.

The economy of the South American nation has been in steady decline since the sharp drop in oil prices in 2014.

At the same time, Caracas has been under constant pressure from US sanctions, aimed at President Maduro and his government.

The decline of the economy led to the devaluation of the national currency and to shortages of food, medicine and other basic goods. The worsening socio-economic conditions triggered a substantial outflow of Venezuelans to neighboring countries, including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

 

Source: RT

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BOO HOO. The wealthy 1-5% at home and abroad are cheap so your expect me & THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER to fund a war to make the rich wealthier and the poor more destitute. Guaido is responsible for Sanction and the resulting deaths. Elite tanked a fragile economy. Boltard,Pimpao,Arbrams: Neocon Warmongering Scum, looking to line their pockets and expect American soldiers to die fighting a war not theirs to fight.

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The problem they have is that the Trump is here to be the vaccine on these as much on the Killaries. He’s pushing all of them, are they REP or DEM into political suicide. He’s REALLY draining the swamp and they’re not even understand what he’s doing, and he may not only drain the US swamp… After 2 mandates, the Yanks will get totally other type of politicians in charge, I wouldn’t be too surprised if Tulsi Gabbard ended POTUS

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VENEZUELA Support the ruling govt cos who force the people pay debt before allowed to eat 3 meal perday is IMF and World bank that now supporting the leader of opposition. That mean fate of the people will never change even the govt overthrown. And the only way to help Venezuela now sit with Russia and China. Cos only them could convert all those loan with IMF and World bank into loan repayment by oil. The only way to end the people misery that paying neverending debt. Cos Russia and China oil company were digging oil in Venezuela in exchange… Read more »

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Never heard about the Golden Rule?
What you wish to others, you wish to yourself…