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Maduro: ‘Bolton Planning for My Assassination, With Help from Bogota’

Undoubtedly, there is a policy of regime change for Venezuela which is being acted on by Washington’s neoconservative cabal – which has taken over large parts of Donald Trump’s foreign policy portfolio. In fact, Trump has openly stated that in addition to the current economic warfare which the US is waging against the South American country, that he would also considered the use of military intervention against Venezuela.

For the hawks in Washington, this has been an ongoing policy concern. Back in 2002, the US made a play for regime change in Venezuelan, targeting then president Hugo Chavez in a failed coup.  Interestingly, the current leaders of the opposition were not only involved in the 2002 failed coup, they are documented to have received political and financial support from the US government ever since.

Enter the current cycle. Based on even more recent events, Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro is understandably worried for his own personal safety as well as the future of his country, particularly as the US have now enlisted the help of Venezuela’s neighbor Colombia which is a perennial recipient of US military aid.

RT International reports…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused US National Security Advisor John Bolton of preparing a plot to murder him, and also has called out Colombian leader Ivan Duque as Bolton’s accomplice.

“John Bolton is leading the plan to unleash violence and conduct a coup to introduce a transitional government” in Venezuela, Maduro said at a press-conference, which was broadcast live on his Facebook page.

Bolton is preparing a plan for my assassination.”

Trump’s national security adviser has organized the training of mercenaries and paramilitary units “in various places” to be used against Venezuela, he said.

Maduro claimed that more than 730 armed thugs are ready to launch provocations and to attack military bases in Venezuela.

According to the Venezuelan leader, Bolton’s plot is being carried out with the heavy involvement of Colombia, with its president Ivan Duque being “his accomplice.” Maduro then slammed Duque as Washington’s puppet, who “can’t even go to the toilet without permission from the US ambassador in Bogota.”

In early August, blasts were heard as Maduro attended a military parade in the capital, Caracas. The Venezuelan authorities announced that it was a failed assassination attempt against the president, which involved drones carrying bombs. Other reports insisted that the panic actually was caused by an explosion of household gas.

Maduro returned to that incident during his press-conference, saying that he had “no doubts that the drones were prepared in Colombia under the supervision of [then Colombian president Juan Manuel] Santos, but on the direct order from the White House.”

Continue this story at RT International

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