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Did Maduro set a trap?
There is no official explanation why the Trump administration believed that the comical coup attempt by Juan Guaidó and his master Leopolo López would work.

There are signs though that the government of President Nicolas Maduro set a trap. Several people in the top echelon of the Venezuelan government gave false promises that they would join the U.S. proxy side. They snookered Guaidó into launching his coup to let him fail.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 04:16:30 PM EST
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It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 04:45:05 PM EST
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Seems like the obvious answer. Little Marco hasn't thought of that yet:

They're eating empanadas with the big lad my dude.
by generic on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 09:36:38 PM EST
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Anya Parampil pns Fox News. Tucker Carlson swoons.
A/V(EN), analogy fu, 00:02:31

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon May 6th, 2019 at 12:23:59 AM EST
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