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U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel

| August 14, 2020 | 24 Comments
U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel

In this May 25, 2020 file photo, the Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. ASSOCIATED PRESS The Trump administration has for the first time confiscated cargo in vessels allegedly loaded with Iran fuel in violation of sanctions, U.S. officials said, as it steps […]

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Two former Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuelan raid

| August 9, 2020 | 11 Comments
Two former Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuelan raid

thebesig posted about these two back when they were arrested. Airan Berry, 42, and Luke Denman, 34, both former US Army Special Forces veterans with eight deployments to OIF/OEF between them, have now been sentenced to 20 years by a Venezuelan court. Last May they were caught by Venezuelan authorities in a botched raid to […]

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US seeks to seize Iran gasoline shipments heading to Venezuela

| July 3, 2020 | 15 Comments
US seeks to seize Iran gasoline shipments heading to Venezuela

Iranian Oil Tanker This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. U.S. prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is currently shipping to Venezuela, the latest attempt to increase pressure on the two sanctioned anti-American allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint filed in […]

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Iranian News Agency Warns U.S.

| May 17, 2020 | 18 Comments
Iranian News Agency Warns U.S.

A ship left Iran en route to Venezuela. It’s carrying a shipment of fuel. Both Iran and Venezuela are subject to U.S. sanctions. President Trump will be receiving options on how to respond to this shipment. For its part, the Iranian News Agency is warning the US to “not act like pirates”. From Newsmax: At […]

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Two American Veterans Arrested in Venezuela

| May 6, 2020 | 61 Comments
Two American Veterans Arrested in Venezuela

According to Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, a couple of Americans were arrested in a failed mercenary invasion against Venezuela. They are suspected of trying to topple Nicolas Maduro and his government. Others have been arrested along with them. Nicolas Maduro is blaming Juan Guaido for funding this invasion attempt. He also accuses neighboring Columbia of […]

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More News from Venezuela

| July 30, 2019 | 16 Comments
More News from Venezuela

This almost seems like wishful thinking on Venezuela’s part: the US military will ‘get easily into Venezuela, but will have a hard time getting out’. From the article: Diosdado Cabello, the Venezuelan socialist party vice president, on Saturday told leftist politicians and supporters gathered at the Sao Paulo Forum that U.S. Marines will “likely” enter […]

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Venezuela – Here We Go Again

| May 3, 2019 | 25 Comments
Venezuela – Here We Go Again

Maduro really is one stubborn asshole. Bolstered by his squabbling phone discussions with Lavrov (Russia), however contentious the article says they may have been, Maduro has decided to stay in Venezuela instead of bolting for the door like a sensible person. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/05/02/venezuela-thrust-to-forefront-of-us-russia-clashes/ From the article:  [On Tuesday, Pompeo said Maduro had been prepared to flee […]

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Venezuela: Latest News

| May 1, 2019 | 50 Comments
Venezuela: Latest News

Unless you’re hibernating, you are probably aware that there is new turmoil in Venezuela. Juan Guaido has been joined by members of Venezuela’s military, and a member of their Secret Police has written a letter stating that he will no longer support Maduro. The letter was confirmed by an ‘unidentified senior US official’ as genuine. […]

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