A Military Coup Is Taking Place Right Now In Venezuela And Its Supported By The Trump Administration

By Theodore Shoebat

There is an ongoing coup taking place in Venezuela, and it is receiving the support of the Trump administration. Mike Pompeo said:

“Today interim President Juan Guaido announced start of Operación Libertad … The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Democracy cannot be defeated.”

The coup has even been given a title: Operation Libertad (“Operation Freedom”). Juan Guaido, America’s puppet to represent the opposition

“The people of Venezuela began the end of the usurpation,” Guaidó tweeted. “In this moment I find myself with the principal units of our Armed Forces initiating the final phase of Operation Liberty.”

Leopoldo Lopez, the founder Guaidó’s political party Voluntad Popular, called for people to join the soldiers who are leading the coup: “I want to tell the Venezuelan people: This is the moment to take to the streets and accompany these patriotic soldiers”. Venezuela’s communications minister Jorge Rodríguez tweeted:

“We inform the Venezuelan people that in these moments we are facing and deactivating a reduced group of military traitors positions in the Distribuidor Altamira [a highway in Caracas] to promote a coup d’etat against the constitution and peace of the Republic … Far right coup supporters and assassins have joined this effort, which has announced their violent agenda for months. We call on the people to keep themselves at maximum alert to, together with the glorious National Bolivarian Army, defeat this coup d’etat and maintain the peace. We will overcome.”

Mike Pence has also expressed support for the coup:

John Bolton, not surprisingly at all, also supports the coup:

Who knows if this coup will succeed, but if it does happen, we can affirm that the US backed it given this vocal support from American officials.