The opposition leader and Washington D.C. ally Juan Guiado together with friends hired mercenaries this month to overthrow the government of Venezuela. We already knows that the United States supports Guiado and even let him attend the State of the Nation of 2020. Therefore, there is no secret of the relationship between the Trump Administration and Guiado.
However, the man has hired mercenaries together with Overall Project Supervisor Sergio Vergara, Chief Strategist Juan Jose Rendon and would also have a On Site Commander. Therefore, there was a team around Guiado. This was an agreement and contract between them and the Silvercorp CEO Jordan Goudreau. This was an agreement signed on the 16th October 2019. So, this been in the works and now they determined to strike.
All of this is happening while the United States already put charges on Nicholas Maduro and his associates. The US has already designated this and pushed for it in March 2020. So, the chips was already down. The cards was already in play. Not like the Trump Administration has the skills nor the ability to diplomatically sway the opinion.
They hoped in Washington D.C. that they could pull of another Bolivian enterprise and get rid of a socialist President in Latin America. Last time it was Evo Morales in Bolivia and now they wanted a few months later take down Manduro in Venezuela.
It’s not like the United States hasn’t been participating in changing regimes across the globe. That is what they do, when they have regimes whose not favouring the needs and the political ambitions of the Secretary of State. Right now its Michael Pompeo, who wants the US interests in Venezuela coming first and therefore, they are ensuring the Caracas regime getting sanctions and whatnot.
That Guiado has powerful friends is known. He was able to hire mercenaries and tried to do his business. Because, he knows he cannot get power through the polls nor through popular uprising. He doesn’t have the character nor the message to sell in Venezuela. This is why he had to get foreign support and hire US mercenaries to get power.
Silvercorp is a Florida based company run by Goudreau, whose a former US soldier and highly decorated one. A company made to solve “irregular problems”. In this regard that was the irregular problem of not having power in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The Silvercorp has sort of initiated the remembrance of the “Wonga Coup” in Equatorial Guinea. Where British mercenaries together with Simon Mann planed to topple President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. However, that failed and he was charged with 34 years in jail for doing so. Now Silvercorp and its mercenaries can await something similar in Venezuela. Since they acted and did something very similar to Mann in 2004.
For me in 2020, Goudreau are doing the same as Mann did. He went in for fortunes and failed. Now, the cat is out of the bag. This is how you try to impose a brother on a Republic and not making it. The 60ish mercenaries who went to Venezuela was signalled and therefore intercepted before they could do the contracted and obligated mission to fulfil Operation Gideon.
If Guiado thought this was a good idea? To put it mildly, it was a foolish enterprise and only shows that his illegitimate himself. There is nothing sincere about his rise to prominence and neither is his backers. They cannot even use the means of elections, but instead has to install a puppet. That is the sort of efforts the US decides to do. They hoped for a Bolivia, but instead got into a Wonga Coup. Now the mercenaries are detained and they will be punished.
This is just a lesson in how not to make regime change. It is neither popular nor have the capacity to topple the regime in Caracas. The only thing this is achieving is to solidify Maduro and his allies. They are getting the boost it needs, as foreign forces and backers wants to bring it down. This is free political capital and the US pays for it. Peace.