The Trump Regime Wants Maduro Eliminated by Coup or Assassination

The Trump Regime Wants Maduro Eliminated by Coup or Assassination

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Coups and assassinations are  longstanding US policies. The late William Blum wrote about successful and unsuccessful US plots.

Below is a list he compiled of prominent foreign leaders US regimes targeted for elimination by assassination post-WW II through 2011, including successes and failures – besides plots carried out by anti-Castro Cubans employed by the CIA.

Fidel miraculously survived hundreds of US attempts to kill him. He warned Hugo Chavez to be careful, Chavez saying:

“Fi­del al­ways told me, 

Chavez take care. These peo­ple have de­vel­oped tech­nol­o­gy. You are very care­less. Take care what you eat, what they give you to eat…a lit­tle nee­dle and they in­ject you with I don’t know what.”

Here’s the assassination plot list Blum compiled:

“1949 – Kim Koo, Korean opposition leader

1950s – CIA/neo-Nazi hit list of more than 200 political figures in West Germany to be ‘put out of the way’ in the event of a Soviet invasion

1950s – Chou En-lai, Prime minister of China, several attempts on his life

1950s, 1962 – Sukarno, President of Indonesia

1951 – Kim Il Sung, Premier of North Korea

1953 – Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran

1950s (mid) – Claro M. Recto, Philippines opposition leader

1955 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India

1957 – Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt

1959, 1963, 1969 – Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia

1960 – Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq

1950s-70s – Jose Figueres, President of Costa Rica, two attempts on his life

1961 – Francois ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, leader of Haiti

1961 – Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire)

1961 – Gen. Rafael Trujillo, leader of Dominican Republic

1963 – Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam

1960s-70s – Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, many attempts on his life

1960s – Raul Castro, high official in government of Cuba

1965 – Francisco Caamano, Dominican Republic opposition leader

1965-6 – Charles de Gaulle, President of France

1967 – Che Guevara, Cuban leader

1970 – Salvador Allende, President of Chile

1970 – Gen. Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of Army, Chile

1970s, 1981 – General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama

1972 – General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence

1975 – Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire

1976 – Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica

1980-1986 – Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya, several plots and attempts upon his life

1982 – Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran

1983 – Gen. Ahmed Dlimi, Moroccan Army commander

1983 – Miguel d’Escoto, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua

1984 – The nine comandantes of the Sandinista National Directorate

1985 – Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanese Shiite leader (80 people killed in the attempt)

1991 – Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq

1993 – Mohamed Farah Aideed, prominent clan leader of Somalia

1998, 2001-2 – Osama bin Laden 

My note: He died of natural causes in December 2001, reported by the NYT, the BBC, Fox News, and other major media at the time or months later when word spread. Obama DID NOT kill Osama!

1999 – Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia

2002 – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan Islamic leader and warlord

2003 – Saddam Hussein and his two sons

2011 – Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya

After Blum compiled his list, Obama had Hugo Chavez killed. He died in March 2013. He was either poisoned or infected with cancer causing substances. 

Four major cancer surgeries in 18 couldn’t save him. Chavez knew the US marked him for death, saying it numerous times. 

Maduro at the time said he believed Chavez was “injected by imperialist forces…poisoned by dark forces in order to hit at the Venezuelan people and Latin America.”

His cancer didn’t correspond with any of the normal behaviors of the illness. He received (lots) of death threats. Maybe they didn’t manage to it through a direct attempt” on his life.

“Everything seems to indicate that they managed to affect his health using the most advanced techniques.”

Blum believed “Chavez was murdered by the United States,” saying it’s “well known that during the Cold War, the CIA worked diligently to develop substances that could kill without leaving a trace.”

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen said Langley “pioneered” cancer-causing agent experiments. Focus was on infecting victims multiple ways. They include “injection, inhalation, (and) skin contact through contaminated clothing, especially underwear.”

Chavez’s aggressive cancer raised red flags. The illness is curable most often if caught in time and treated expertly. Chavez had world class care. It wasn’t enough. He may have been poisoned by contaminated food, drink, toothpaste, or another substance.

The US wants all leaders like Chavez and Maduro eliminated by one means or another. It wants Bolivarian social democracy eliminated, puppet governance replacing it, along with control over Venezuela’s vast oil reserves.

The US Department of Energy once estimated the country’s heavy and extra-heavy oil resources at up to 1.36 trillion barrels – a prize Washington covets.

America’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED), National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Republican Institute (IRI), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Development Alternatives, CIA, NSA, and FBI actively wage economic and political war on Venezuela – along with sanctions war by US regimes.

Maduro said “(w)ithout a doubt, Donald Trump gave the order to kill me, told the Colombian government, the Colombian mafia, to kill me. If something happens to me, Donald Trump and Colombian President Ivan Duque will be responsible.”

He’s either right or the CIA, acting on its own like many times before, wants him dead. Maduro believes Venezuelan security will protect him.

It didn’t help Chavez. He was a marked man. So is Maduro. If what’s going on to remove him fails, the US will try another way to eliminate him – by military intervention, assassination, or other tactics.

That’s how imperialism works. The US has been at it from inception.

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