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Old 4 August 2018, 21:24
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Assassination attempt on Maduro with explosive drone

https://www.timesofisrael.com/venezu...-drone-attack/

Interesting. I'm surprised it hasn't been attempted before. I'm not looking forward to the proliferation of this.
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Old 4 August 2018, 21:31
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Old 4 August 2018, 21:38
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Is that a guy in the second row fainting?
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Old 4 August 2018, 22:09
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Is that a guy in the second row fainting?

Looks to be the opposite. He's pretending to sleep, but looking out one eye.
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Old 4 August 2018, 22:30
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Interesting. I'm surprised it hasn't been attempted before. I'm not looking forward to the proliferation of this.
No shit. I'm surprised no one in the military has pulled a 'Sadat' on him yet. There's got to be plenty of junior officers and NCO's whose families are dumpster diving for dog scraps and suffering big time. I read the other day that not too long ago, Venezuela was the wealthiest country in Latin America. What a shame.
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Old 4 August 2018, 22:42
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I read the other day that not too long ago, Venezuela was the wealthiest country in Latin America. What a shame.
Impossible, just ask any socialist.
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Old 4 August 2018, 22:50
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I'm surprised it hasn't been attempted before. I'm not looking forward to the proliferation of this.

Exactly. As soon as the small drones became available to the general public I knew somebody would try this sooner or later.


And yes, we're going to see a major proliferation of this.
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Old 4 August 2018, 23:20
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He barely blinked, and no one near the platform moved to get him out of there. Did anyone actually see the alleged drones?

There's a nice short story written about using a swarm of drones to attack an aircraft on approach. I'm assuming some group is already practicing doing this.
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Some reports are saying it was not an attack on him at all - an explosion of a gas bottle in an apartment adjacent. ..
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Old 5 August 2018, 01:46
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He barely blinked, and no one near the platform moved to get him out of there. Did anyone actually see the alleged drones?
You think he pulled an Erdogan?
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Old 5 August 2018, 03:22
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Yes.

Just an excuse for him to clamp down on the opposition. I would expect someone using a steerable bomb to actually steer it somewhere in the vicinity of the target.
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Some reports are saying it was not an attack on him at all - an explosion of a gas bottle in an apartment adjacent. ..
Those are wrong.
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He barely blinked, and no one near the platform moved to get him out of there. Did anyone actually see the alleged drones?
Here's a clip that shows the security detail's response.

YOUTUBE LINK
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Old 5 August 2018, 10:00
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You think he pulled an Erdogan?
This wouldn't surprise me at all. Though he's already got things pretty well clamped down there, and hasn't needed much reason to do so.

He's been rolling up any military/government that opposes him for quite some time. It appears as though he's got a good counter-intel program (likely assisted).
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Those are wrong.
They may be wrong, but they are reporting it...



“At exactly 5:41 p.m. in the afternoon several explosions were heard,” Rodriguez said in a live address to the nation minutes after the incident. “The investigation clearly reveals they came from drone-like devices that carried explosives.”

But firefighters at the scene of the blast disputed the government’s version of events.

Three officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case say the incident was actually a gas tank explosion inside an apartment.

Smoke could be seen coming out of a building window at the site of the incident.
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Old 5 August 2018, 10:48
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That coincidence was a coincidence
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Old 5 August 2018, 10:55
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That coincidence was a coincidence
There are multiple coincidences! Odd that the list of events occurred right as Maduro was speaking. The timing of the events is what lends credibility to the assassination attempt...now whether or not that attempt was orchestrated by the government or the opposition is unknown. They've already gone down the line and arrested the 'usual suspects,' claiming that they've apprehended all those involved.
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Old 5 August 2018, 11:49
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Here's a clip that shows the security detail's response.

YOUTUBE LINK
That's....intereresting. Where's the woman to his right from the other clips? Edit: the guy in the white (Navy?) uniform to his left is not in the other clips. I think the YT clip you linked to is an old one, showing a much different response, which makes me even more doubtful about this one.
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