CIA And Sen Marco Rubio Accused Of Plotting Regime Change In Venezuela

Tyler Durden's picture

Venezuela’s leftist dictator Nicolas Maduro plans to proceed with a vote to create a new constituent assembly to replace the country’s opposition-controlled Congress with a friendly constituent assembly, potentially enabling the embattled despot to redraft the country’s constitution and officially marginalize his political opponents, despite the US’s repeated threats of “strong and swift economic action."

In response to the US's threats of sanctions, the country’s senior leadership have accused Sen. Marco Rubio and CIA Director Mike Pompeo of "conspiring to overthrow" the country’s floundering leftist government and replace it with a friendlier regime, according to the Miami Herald. The escalation belies the healthy business relationship between the two countries, which is centered on the US's purchases of hundreds of thousands of barrels of Venezuelan oil a day.

“What this group is trying to do with Venezuela is basically divide the government, recognize other leaders and foment a conflict with the Venezuelans,” said Carlos Ron, the chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela, to a small group of reporters in Washington on Tuesday. “This is absolutely unacceptable.”

Ron added that the American people are not hearing the full story and accused the US of unfairly attacking the country’s democratically elected government. Of course, opposition leaders are calling for protests at the country’s polling places to try and disrupt the July 30 vote, which is widely expected to be a sham.

Ron also criticied the US’s decision to sanction Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami over his alleged ties to the global narcotics trade, saying that the country's relationship with the US has deteriorated since President Donald Trump took office.

“At this moment, relations are not good,” Ron said.

Interim Ambassador to the Organization of American States Carmen Velasquez also criticized US threats of sweeping sanctions during a nearly two-hour discussion at the Venezuelan residency in Washington this week.

For his part, Rubio has warned of a “very strong response” from Trump if Venezuela goes through with the “fraudulent vote,” vowing to recommend that a host of other senior Venezuelan officials also face sanction.

“I hope every day this week the administration will take action to make clear that we’re not going to stand by and watch democracy be totally demolished by the Maduro regime,” Rubio said.

Pompeo recently admitted that the US would like to see regime change in Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves on earth.

During a Q&A at the Aspen Institute security forum, Pompeo “signaled CIA’s desire for a new government in Venezuela and acknowledged having conversations about the issue in Colombia and Mexico,” according to the Herald.

“Pompeo told the group the United States has a deep interest in a stable and democratic Venezuela and that he was 'hopeful that there can be a transition in Venezuela and we, the CIA is doing its best to understand the dynamic there.'

"‘I was just down in Mexico City and in Bogota a week before last talking about this very issue, trying to help them understand the things they might do so that they can get a better outcome for their part of the world and our part of the world.’”

Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time Veneuelans have heard Rubio and Pompeo’s names mentioned in the same breath, as the Herald explains.

“Under questioning from Rubio during a May Senate hearing on worldwide security threats, Pompeo warned that large caches of weapons in Venezuela were at risk of falling into the wrong hands because of the turmoil.


‘It is a real threat,’ Pompeo said.”

While Ron and another Venezuelan official hurled insults and threats at the US during a meeting with reporters, the two government officials also hinted that there could be further talks between the two countries, saying that the lines of communication remain open.

Despite the accusations, Moncada and Ron left the door open for more discussions to avoid the sanctions. They said the two sides remain in communication, but that the United States needed to respect Venezuela’s sovereignty. Ron emphasized oil sanctions would not only hurt the Venezuelan government, but it would also hurt the Venezuelan people.


“We don’t want this conflict,” Ron said. “We don’t want this tension. What we want is a dialog, but with respect. Not with threats. Venezuela is not going to sit down together at a table under threat.”

As Venezuela’s citizens starve amid a worsening political and economic crisis that has led to hyperinflation and shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities, Maduro's approval rating has tumbled below 30% for the first time, a nadir his predecessor, the Latin American socialist icon Hugo Chavez, never reached. In addition to being unable to provide basic goods for their people, Maduro and his government of leftist thugs have allowed law and order in the country to deteriorate. In Caracas, mobs of angry citizens routinely lynch suspected criminals in the streets, and gangs of marauding bikers waylay trucks carrying commodities like sugar to market.

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Catullus's picture

If there ever was a time to recall a senator...

VWAndy's picture

 Bankers call all the shots. Call it team fiat. They run this thing.

roadhazard's picture

Rubio? lol, that clown can't tie his shoes.

L Bean's picture

Newsflash, none of them can. Still, somehow, regime change happens. It's so confusing right?

Agent P's picture

Shouldn't the people of Venezuela be plotting regime change? 

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Against whom, the government or the fomentors?

libertysghost's picture

You see therein lies the rub...plenty of "the people" there are as is witnessed daily BUT if you are the CIA (and the power interests they represent) that's not the "regime" they necessarily want to "change" to of course.  

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“I hope every day this week the administration will take action to make clear that we’re not going to stand by and watch democracy be totally demolished by the Maduro regime,” Rubio said.

Of course, democracy was totally demolished (thanks to the CIA) when Chavez was in power, and then wasn't, and then was again.

youngman's picture

Trust me ..this maduro is crazy....he is calling Colombias President names too....even though thousands of his countrymen are crossing the border daily for food and supplies....he is going down....he is nuts

L Bean's picture

Colombia is a US vassal state, and currently the thin edge of the wedge. Open your eyes dumbass.

oldguy1's picture

Leaked Conversation:

Maduro... "I need someone to blame for this!" , "What's that gay little Cuban guy's name?" "Rubio! That's it... Blame that little fag and just throw in some random letters and blame them, too" "Viva la Homo-lucion!" "Ay Ay AY AY"

logicalman's picture

Leaked conversation....

They have oil. Don't they know that all the oil on the planet really belongs to US corporations?

Rubio, get moving and stir up some shit.


Rufus Temblor's picture

"regime change"??? Would that include things like hacking an election? So, therefore, Marco Rubio works for the Russians.

jmack's picture

Usual moron brigade in comments I see.

Consuelo's picture



"In Caracas, mobs of angry citizens routinely lynch suspected criminals in the streets, and gangs of marauding bikers waylay trucks carrying commodities like sugar to market."


In Baltimore, Detroit, NYC, LA, Seattle, S.F., Portland, Atlanta, Pittsburg, etc., mobs of angry citizens routinely lynch suspected criminals in the streets, and gangs of marauding bikers waylay trucks carrying commodities like sugar to market...


L Bean's picture

You don't say! This is totally new information!

Ryan Langemeyer's picture

The entire article is a SHAM except for "Sen. Marco Rubio and CIA Director Mike Pompeo are "conspiring to overthrow" the country’s legitimate government and replace it with a friendlier regime, as the USSA government has been doing for over 20 years"


MEFOBILLS's picture

This is a good link.  Thanks for that.

Kevin Barrett is soft of Sunni Islam, and Islam in general.  Until Islam gets rid of the concept of Abrogation, they need to be taken as a threat.  

Abrogation allows the more psychopathic post Medina verses to have more "currency" or power than pre Medina.  So, if Barret is against psycopathic constructs he is engaging in a form of dissimulation by not recoginizing abrogation in Islam as a serious problem.

In other words, Islam really is a religion of war, death, destruction and psychopathy.  Imams are completely in the right when they utter post Medina passages as being the "most correct."  The Caliphates engaged in wars of conquest, and they spread their politico-religious-economic thought construct to do so.  Illuminism is able to use Islam as a weapon, because Islam itself is a similar psychopathic construct.

So, it won't do, to replace Illuminism with abrogated Islam. 

There is a logos in the world... .a natural law.  Anything that is outside of logos is the enemy.  Islam is with logos only some of the time, and that tends to be pre-Medina (meccan phase).

So, read Barret for edification, but be advised that he is confused when it comes to Islam.

downwiththebanks's picture

Christianity and Judaism, however, are religions of peace and butterflies.

MonsterSchmuck's picture

They did say he was the Republican Obama.
Seems like he's living up to it- sneaky through the back door.

south40_dreams's picture

Nothing is worse than a sneaky scheming liar. Those two fit perfectly

NotBuyingIt's picture

We already knew Foam Party Marco is a scumbag. Pompeo is a waste of skin. Trump needs to rid us of this clown ASAP.

Herdee's picture

Obama never bothered Chavez because they were both Masons.

Albertarocks's picture

“What this group is trying to do with Venezuela is basically divide the government, recognize other leaders and foment a conflict with the Venezuelans,” said Carlos Ron, the chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela, to a small group of reporters in Washington on Tuesday. “This is absolutely unacceptable.


But totally typical. 


Meanwhile back Stateside... the MSM propaganda branch just won't drop allegations against Russia for meddling in the US presidential election, for minor influences that Russia never even committed.  The hypocricy within the US establishment (this does not mean "government") has reached biblical levels. 


Unfortunately, the whole world misinterprets the decades and decades of bad behavior by the US to be representative of the US "government" and the American people.  When in fact it is representative of the agenda of "the establishment", the liberals (and their Dem. governments), the fascist MIC and bankers.  The saddest aspect is that the American people themselves are caught in the crossfire and being wrongly blamed by the rest of the world for all of it.

trailer park boys's picture

The American sheeple are co-conspirators for being so gullible and void of any critical thinking. Except us here at ZH of course.

Albertarocks's picture

Let's be realistic though... for decades they just assumed what they heard on the MSM was the truth.  Turns out it seldom was.  So for decades they (and people in most other western countries including my own, which I'm guessing is also 'yours') have been duped... conditioned to accept the lies as being the truth.  So in all fairness the people cannot really be blamed for not thinking critically.  In fact that is changing and people are starting to "get it".  And they're pissed, which is a very good turn of events.

trailer park boys's picture

Thanks completely to the Internet and all the diverse sites out there. That's why I'm afraid the Establishment has plans to ban all the 'fake news' (decided by the important people in DC and NY) sites like this very one and get us back to the 'real' news as reported by the M$M, NYTimes, and 'approved' websites.

trailer park boys's picture

I'm from the US. I'd guess your Canadian from the Albertarocks moniker.

trailer park boys's picture

You're probably referring to the 'trailer park boys' moniker I have. Nah, I used to watch that on Netflix, along with 'Kenny and Spenny'. You Cannucks have an insane sense of humor for a seemingly laid back country (except for hockey, of course).

Weirdly's picture

You know it is your fault.  Right?  You pay property taxes that pay for 15 years of child indoctrinication centers.  But it helps property you got that going for you. 

trailer park boys's picture

Hey, I survived Catholic School with my brain mostly intact. Helped me through SERE school before Vietnam deployment! And I did mention to my local tax board that I'd rather not pay property tax. They didn't find it amusing.

calltoaccount's picture

Don't forget the byline on this sycophantic pro CIA piece is Tyler Durden...

Considering all the lowlife rabble rousing ZH foments, maybe they are CIA-Deep State "controlled opposition."  If so, they must indeed be bummed to see that most ZH readers see through the article and CIA attempts to overthrow duly elected Venezuelan gov. 

For truth of the matter, check out Abbey Martin report from Venez.: 


DjangoCat's picture

So many of the "American people.. caught in the crossfire"  are like Dumb and Dumber.  They do not read a book, nor get beyond an MSM headline.

Clueless would be a good description.  For that, the rest of the world has a valid criticism and objection.

DjangoCat's picture

My criticism is, perhaps, unfair, in that I do not include our Canadian, British, Australian, NewZealander and other western nationals in the collection of the outraged clueless.

just the tip's picture

yeah, you did sort of name off a few members of the five eyes group.

trailer park boys's picture

Little Marco and the CIA : Aren't you too busy fending off 'Act of War' Russian interference in our elections to find time to interfere in elections in Venezuala? 

moorewasthebestbond's picture

When is the next gay foam dance party?

trailer park boys's picture

Don't ask me! Btw, seanconnerywasthebestbond.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Accusing the CIA and rogue senators of plotting regime change is like passing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500.

gdpetti's picture

Yes, and calling every leader of a country we want to destroy and take over a 'despot' is like calling ourselves patriots and freedom fighters when we destroy them and take away their freedom.

We already know that the so-called 'opposition' is just the usual CIA operators as we've seen so  many times in the past decades... and this part of the world is very, very used to our 'regime changes' in their countries, which is why their countries have so much trouble developing a decent economy, but then, this is the usual pattern of empire building, or 'the Great Game' as our parents, the Brits, called it when it was their time at the helm.

These 'opposition' have already declared war on the govt and seeking violence as the only means of engagement with the govt... that is their official policy, not a secret, the same BS as the Israelis use in Palestine.. the same BS we used against the 'Indians' when we conquered this country and stole it's lands, raped its people etc... blaming them for resistance etc.

Life in Purgatory....

trailer park boys's picture

Propaganda 101. And notice how the countries the Establishment favors - Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Israel - are 'Governments', while the countries the Establishment would like to 'change' are always 'Regimes'. I even heard that recently on the PBS 'News' Hour - one minute referring to the 'Obama Administration', and the next referring to the 'Trump Regime'. Freudian Slip by Judy Whatshername? Or a bit of subliminal psyops by our faithful (to TPTB) M$M?

nostromo17's picture

Who gave the marching orders to overthrown Venezuela? How do Rubio and CIA on own initiative undertake

overthrowing foreign governments without supervision. Rubio and CIA rogue and should be prosecuted for treason.

Schmuck Raker's picture


It's not like Venezuela has any oil, or an.... oh wait.

DuneCreature's picture

Don't overlook the 'regime change' the CIA is working on right here at home.

I'd say they are about 80% of mission accomplished.

I wonder who they plan on installing as our new overlord and chief?

John Brennan? .. Or Barry OBendover for round two? .. Either one would be a barrel of laughs and great for our true new (((Chosen Overlords))) once they are ready to gut the place and turn us all into the Gaza Strip Joint 2.0.

~~~~~~~~~~~ZZZZ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Z I O N I S T~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ZZZZ~~~~~~~~~~

Don't forget about THE HAMMER and the Brennan, Clapper, Barry O-Muzzie spy trio.

Slippery Jim Comey (now, Cagey McCabe and soon Wong Way Wray) is sitting on 600,000,000 pages of documents and data PROVING the existence of, and criminal use of, THE HAMMER.

A totally illegal, unauthorized, surveillance and hacking system set up on a super computer at Fort Washington MD for the purposes of blackmail, extortion and theft.

The DoJ is slow footing on all fronts too. .... Hmmm, I wonder if they are scared of someone? ....... Like the CIA, for instance?

Live Hard, Hurry, Jeff Sessions, The Pot Smokers Will Still Be Hanging Out Stoned When You Get Around To Them But The FBI Can Up In Smoke Quite A Few Pages Of Evidence In A Day, Die Free

~ DC v7.4

south40_dreams's picture

CIA John Brennan needs to be hanged at dawn for crimes against America

Hammer of Light's picture

Little Marco - Ultra-FOAM Bubble Boy Busted with his Ultra Assholio CIA

Why are mass murderers plotting destruction and regime change? Rant of the day ~

Foam bubble boy extremely diseased TOXIC political SHILL of the GOP? Marco is that you? Yeah, I was describing maybe poorly my feelings for that Little Marco who's playin with his diseased CIA friends setting up another regime change that comes with all the fun stuff of mass starvation, mass murder, a civil war now and higher oil prices and everybody in the CIA gets a paycheck off of our sorry slaving serf backs?

If there is any decency left in the world, as plague will ensue and wipe out 100% of our government. This country is history. All the Trump cheering in the world is not going to save the catastrophic moral bankruptcy we're all forced to choke their vomit from.

As an American, my government makes me so pucking ill it's disturbing. If it were up to me, I'd reset this pucker so damn hard it would make the civil war look like a kindergarten play.

Voting will never work to get things right. America is a dead and fallen concept at this point. Marco Rubio, he is a symptom of the plague of this nation we are all infected with due to CIA/NSA/FBI/MIC extreme corruption that has destroyed our once great country. We are now in our exceptionalism, exceptionally skarooed for allowing this through the loop holes of government to continue and by not having term limits while locking down extreme fiscal responsibility. America is run by agencies gone completely off the tracks of reality, an extreme criminal federal reserve that's as federal as federal express of which is a complete fraud along with their IRS and their henchmen which is also now PROVEN to be completely illegal and a fraud. America is a place of which I am deeply ashamed at this point, but the cattle graze on.

Oh wait... faux patriotism.. USA USA USA screaming like a fatted obese beer seal arking and barking out USA does not make us great. Men and woman of real conscience putting their nation first instead of themselves is what makes a nation great. Rubio is a sickening little fraud and I truly feel bad for the State of Florida which houses this maggot. Rubio is pure disgusting political filth.

Personally, I find his extra curricular homo boy bubble foam bathhouse smack repugnant. But then again, he is a politician, why should I expect anything less that a ultra queer homosexual ultra-fucking weirdo pedophile psychopaths to be running my country... that's the status quo business as usual for EXCEPTIONAL AMERICA!

Hey RUBIO and CIA... is that a good enough bitch slap for you degenerate evil pieces of puke? So my question to both the CIA and Marco is simple... why are you planning another mass murder and regime change in Venezuela? Oh that's right, it's got puck all to do with the starving millions that you puckers are actively engaged in waging a war on currently via stealth to take this country further into death and despair... it's about the OIL, and power and control and and and ...!

Now why can't the CIA be targets for complete removal? As in do away with the biggest drug running illegal criminal syndicate on earth? I don't know which I find more grotesque, the CIA or this little squealer and shill of a GOP politico runny stool.

P.S. I hope your feewings weren't too hurt! Little Marco is a PHONY piece of human political filch garbage!

veritas semper vinces's picture

Nice rant.It summerizes the American Regime nicely.