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Maduro skips UN speech alleging ‘two highly serious provocations’ against his life

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 05:32 UTC
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to “protect my life” after purported threats on it. Just back from a visit to China Maduro said that on a layover in Vancouver he received intelligence on what he said were “two highly serious provocations”, which prompted him to scrap his UN trip. Read full article

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  • BOTINHO

    Just like his predecessor, when all else is failing in Venezuela, the Bus driver invokes the phantom legacy of the “ Hit Teams, ” for attention. ( The hit men must be using all the toilet paper rolls for pistol silencers, hence the recent nationalization ).

    So why did you not then attend and perhaps share your wit and wisdom at the UN meeting in New York ?

    Christina AKA The Cat Woman in tights, and Pepe were there speaking.

    “ My Airbus was at fault: I'm filing a lawsuit. ” according to the press release. Any more details on what was claimed to have happened ?

    The details as always, there came none.
    .

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Shouldn't this man be in a mental institution for his own protection?

    I mean other people who 'hear' voices are often treated successfully.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    He's simply not important enough to be the subject of murderous international assassination plots - but he wishes he was.

    I'm guessing they've done the maths and have worked out it's all going to go pear shaped next month. Have they run out of foreign currency?

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    what's he so worried about isn't his chubby buddy and self acclaimed god “Chavez” watching over him in the shape of a super natural little bird?? or does that only work when he's wearing his straw hat of invincibility?

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #4 That is the source of his “intelligence”.

    Does this man not know any level of dignity? First off, if there is any threat to his “physical integrity” (lol), it will come internally from his military. Second, if any real country was attempting anything, yellowbird would not know anything to inform him.
    What really happened? He got wind he was the shared, main event split with TMBOA at comedy central, AKA, The United Nations. After TMBOA, the audience was in need of a good laugh and the Bus was the best source.
    This man is a fools fools, the world's “Jester”.

    Lord, forgive him, for he know's not what he does and how bad he embarrasses himself and his control.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    “Maduro earlier this month claimed the White House is plotting the “collapse” of his government next month by sabotaging food, electricity and fuel supplies. The president’s predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez, also made regular claims about several alleged US plots to kill him.”

    Oh I get it? These are the 'serious allegations'. His advisors have told him that fuel, electricity and food supplies are in jeopardy. Probably due to government incompetence, malpractice and corruption and when it does happen because it will, this fecker will pop up say “see. I told you that they would do this! I told you!”.

    It's always somebody else's fault.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    And the whole world eager to listen to his speech...

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ozgood

    Maduro ought to know that none of us will be here forever. Most politician adopt a philosophical attitude towards assassination but, looking at the comments about him on Facebook, he is treated as a nasty ridiculoud joke

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What can you expect from a bus driver? It's doubtful if he knows that the bits at the back of the wing are supposed to move. They are called “flaps” or “ailerons”. There's also bits at the front that move. They are called “slats”, “slots” or “extensions”. I wonder also whether he knows that wings “flex”.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    It was Spiderman!

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    The UN is in the US not in Havana where his predecessor was killed...

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The UN building is also on neutral ground.

    This man's paranoia and insecurity comes from him being a bit thick and completely out of his depth. He is more at risk in his own country.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @12 With such Certified Stupid on such overt display, he's more at risk in his own office.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JoJo

    “When I got into Vancouver I evaluated the intelligence which we received from several sources”

    I wonder if this intelligence was delivered by his pajarito :)

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @10 Anglotino:

    That should be a joke, but you might actually be right

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @10 Anglotino
    Big lol.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ozgood

    Elaine(#) He may well be a front man for some sinister cabal that is ruining Venezuela for its own covert reasons.

    Of course El Comandante was killed by the Cuban surgeons. I would not like to be treated by Cuban doctors

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Maduro is right. It is not good to expose in the territory of spies. United States is not a reliable country.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ozgood

    The man is paranoid. Not even Castro behaved as he does.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps if Nicolas Maduro
    Feels unsafe and fears for his life, perhaps he could employ CFK to do his bidding and speech making at the unmighty UN,

    After all CFK is well experienced in these matters,??
    .

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    She is already back in Argentina.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Here is USA......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt99Ri4O-x8&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The man is stupid......like wood. I think the smartest moment he has ever had is the moment he realized that he has to speak to real world leaders and not Venezuelans, who do not even believe him. He realized that he is out of his league at the UN. He claims to be preserving his physical integrity, but he is really salvaging his cerebral integrity, or what is left of it. He's a bumbling moron and the world knows it.

    Can you see everyone at the UN......“Hey, theere he is, the leader that used the military to extract toilet paper!!!”

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The North-American democracy is the same as the NSA and Gestapo!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHZuMDNTkA

    Rússia and North-América are one!!

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Your racism and hatred is sad and pathetic, but you definitive demise.

    BTW (google translate that one!).....no one with more than one brain cells looks at those utubes.......but South Americans.....lol

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 25 Captain Popeye

    Spy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o5cmpGQqa4&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&feature=mh_lolz

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @20 “.., perhaps he could employ CFK to do his bidding and speech making at the unmighty UN,”

    As a commission she could claim a “fraction” (oh who are we kidding) of his allotted speaking time.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    23poppy

    “The man is stupid......like wood. I think the smartest moment he has ever had is the moment he realized that he has to speak to real world leaders and not Venezuelans, who do not even believe him. He realized that he is out of his league at the UN. He claims to be preserving his physical integrity, but he is really salvaging his cerebral integrity, or what is left of it. He's a bumbling moron and the world knows it.”

    Captain

    Even Maduro realises that he would look like an arse, joining CFK in her “dog and pony show” on the world stage.
    Solidarity be damned, he bugged out!!!

    Much like Brasil will dump Mercosur (Argentina, same thing) and go for its own trade deals.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 03:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Most presidents are constantly threatened with assassination - it goes with the territory.
    No, his real fear is that he will be found inferior by his peers.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #26 is that the best you can offer? That is your stupidest statement yet.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Slightly off topic, but it's not only Maduro who is showing paranoia and response to threat ...

    Brasil's “vaca louca” tactic of payback:

    “stop holding my heart hostage, my emotions are like a blasting of fundamentalist explosion”
    (inspired by an online sentence-generator designed to confound the N.S.A.),
    written indiscriminately amongst anodyne emails to friends and acquaintances but including 'why poor Godzilla had to attack the City of New York'.

    Make the spooks work for their money.

    On the other hand, you could just add a standing postscript to your every email: “ ****-off, you N.S.A. freaks, and get back to bugging your own people” (or some such nicety).

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The paranoia only festers and replicates in the guity.
    BTW geoff.......you read too much pulp fiction. Don't confuse spooks with analysts. The NSA has analysts......no spooks. If yuo are going to be a know it all and try to walk the walk.....talk the talk. Spooks are Ops Officers and in the NCS.......spooks are not analysts.
    Oh yes.....and of 6 billion on this earth, how many USA analysts does it take to read read everyone's email every day? I do several hundred emails a day, I wonder what the worldwide average is per day?

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Hi Poppy #32; back from holiday.

    The article from which this is taken is in a US news-piece, written by a Brasilian to add a bit of levity into a situation getting seriously out of hand.
    Though the facts are totally unforgiveable, we need to give the US time to re-structure its behaviour on the world stage. Though the facts won't go away, taking the steam out the situation is necessary.

    And yes, I immediately saw the parallel with the Op- Centre series of Tom Clancy fictions, but the facts go so much further than the fictions. Your suggestion that your N.S.A. boys are not spies ('spooks') because they sit at terminals all day is somewhat pedantic.

    Snowdon did wrong to do right .. or is it 'he did right to do wrong'?
    (And I now know from your #32 why the N.S.A. are so paranoid ;-)

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yes....you need to give use much more time to create the overt restructuring for the world audience that is appalled.....primarily in SA.
    BTW......spooks actually have balls, work in the field and their life in in constant danger. Field Officers actually take pride in that name spook, so really you need not toss it around to some pencil dick paper pusher scanning algorithms. No Jeff......analysts are far from being a spook. They may be in the spy business but they are not spooks. Even Putin would agree with that.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    No, Poppy, its not time needed for the world audience to restructure their thinking - its time needed for the governments of the world - and especially the US/UK spy/spook axis - to address the global illegalities they have created.
    Total corruption is still total corruption, which ever way you look at it.

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You southies always give me a chuckle

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    @ Brasileiro, what you have is called paranoia - no, it's not something one can eat..
    - - - - - - -
    Nicolas Maduro said : “the intelligence which we received from several sources”.

    Probably from birds sitting on his and Chávez's shoulders.

    “Maduro ... claimed the White House is plotting the “collapse” of his government next month by sabotaging food, electricity and fuel supplies.”

    I somehow feel that Venezuela doesn't need help to achieve that.

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #22
    You are spending too much time on dodgy videos!
    The one about the American fleet sailing into a lighthouse is so obviously a fake I am surprised that even you believe it. I have seen this one supposedly in three different locations in English and Spanish. The dialogue is different each time. By the way, the USN does not have two battleships in any of it's fleets.
    The video about a Brazilian hypersonic vehicle is a joke. A small model launched on a tiny rocket ? Dream on !!
    As for the Brazilian forces destroying the American armed forces ?
    What with ? Blowpipes and poisoned darts ?
    You live in a fantasy world.

    Oct 02nd, 2013 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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