Leroy N. Soetoro
2019-06-26 23:33:38 UTC
Heres a surprise twist we didnt see coming in the Venezuelan implosion
saga. Theres a new visitor freshly arrived in Washington with some tales
to tell and he probably knows plenty. His name is General Manuel Ricardo
Cristopher Figuera and he was about as far into Venezuelan tyrant Nicolas
Maduros inner circle as you could get. Until recently he ran the
countrys highly feared secret police, the SEBIN. Before Maduro took
power, Figuera spent a decade as the chief of security for his
predecessor, Hugo Chavez. He reportedly studied his craft under communist
spymasters in Castros Cuba. So this guy was on the inside.
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But when Juan Guaido declared himself interim president and attempted to
prod the military into revolt, Figuera jumped ship and backed Guaido.
After the overthrow failed he went into hiding in Colombia, where he
remained until now. But hes in Washington and hes ready to talk.
And yet, when the U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced his
uprising April 30 to oust Maduro, Figuera emerged as a surprise
conspirator and, as the uprising failed, a man suddenly sprinting for
his life into the hands of U.S. operatives in neighboring Colombia.
After nearly two months in hiding here in the Colombian capital, protected
around the clock by a security detail, Figuera arrived in the United
States on Monday armed with allegations about Maduros government: The
illicit gold deals. The Hezbollah cells working in Venezuela. The extent
of Cuban influence inside Maduros Miraflores Palace.
The uprising failed, and Maduro remains in power. But Figuera doesnt
regret turning against his boss.
If you click through to the full story it will be worth your while. Its a
long tale of intrigue surrounding how Figuera was recruited for the
opposition, soundling like it could have come straight out of a Brad Thor
novel. But this is real world stuff. Figuera is revealing all sorts of
details about Maduros corrupt gold transfer schemes, the presence of
Hezbollah cells in Venezuela, the involvement of the Russians and Cuban
military assets in the country.
But theres a problem with hoisting Figuera upon the shoulders of
Washington and praising him for turning on his old boss. As the head of
the SEBIN, the man was in charge of a lot of beastly, dirty work,
including torturing some of Maduros critics and making people
disappear. Hes one of the targeted individuals who had personal
sanctions placed on them by Trump. In short, in the middle of a vipers
nest of seriously bad dudes, this dude was among the worst.
I suppose you can forgive him a bit if hes really dishing out a lot of
intelligence that will help us going forward. But we also cant afford to
lionize him. Our new prize turncoat was a seriously bad man in Venezuela.
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