How Ex-US Army Green Berets Were Lured Into A Disastrous Failed Coup In Venezuela

20 Spa 2020
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In May, the Venezuelan government released photos and video footage showing a ragtag group of men who appear to have been captured by security forces in a village on the country's northern coast. According to President Nicolás Maduro, eight people were killed and dozens more were captured in what he said was an attempt to kidnap him and remove him from the country. Among the captured men were two American former Green Berets, who were reportedly hired to train men for the operation in Colombia.
In what the Venezuelan government called "confession videos" released by state-controlled media, the two Americans said that they were working on behalf of the U.S. government, specifically under the orders of President Donald Trump. However, President Trump, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, flatly denied any American involvement in the plot.
Business Insider spoke with the brother of captured American Luke Denman, who points out red flags raised by the footage. Denman, along with a spokesperson from the U.S. State Department, suggests that the men in the footage were used as pawns in a false flag operation staged by the Venezuelan government.
Along with Mark Denman and the U.S. State Department, Business Insider spoke with other key figures to understand what aspects of this complex story are rooted in fact, and what aspects may have been constructed by the Venezuelan government.
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How Ex-US Army Green Berets Were Lured Into A Disastrous Failed Coup In Venezuela

  • Before Luke named the president, he looked up and to the left, meaning he was letting you know that he was bluntly Lying...

    Fuck YouFuck YouPrieš 9 val
  • Still dirt money paid for expenses

    Fuck YouFuck YouPrieš 9 val
  • Potato commandos

    jim jonesjim jonesPrieš 19 val
  • As conspiracy theories go this one is insane.

    jim jonesjim jonesPrieš 19 val
  • Cant we track him down and airstrike him like we did that irinian general?

    Diego VillicanaDiego VillicanaPrieš 21 val
  • These guys were duped into a scam.

    fmj 556fmj 556Prieš dieną
  • There will be another chance for military and militia types to throw a coup here in America if Trump and his cult have their way.

    Brett S.Brett S.Prieš dieną
  • Brother can you please do a video on the massacre of Nepalese Royal Family who’s behind it,why were they massacred and benefits to those afterwards.

    shasank upadhyashasank upadhyaPrieš dieną
  • We should do the same here in Nepal capturing the american “cia”and indian “raw”.You come to our land disrespect our sovereignty and call your self democracy?We know what’s good for us we don’t need these countries dictating what’s good for us or not

    shasank upadhyashasank upadhyaPrieš dieną
  • “Lured” is an interesting way of saying stupid enough to infringe on a country’s territorial integrity.

    AnonAnonPrieš 2 dienas
  • trumpism.

    CAMS GraphicsCAMS GraphicsPrieš 2 dienas
  • Have anyone thought on mourice code while they were blinking their eyes?

    Sadeep ShresthaSadeep ShresthaPrieš 2 dienas
  • Mission with real passport, IDs & documents? WTF!! The whole thing is BS!! Only 1 thing is true.. government will denies everything lol

    Change MeChange MePrieš 2 dienas
  • Rambo wannabe

    mohamud27 yusufmohamud27 yusufPrieš 2 dienas
  • This presentation was total chaotic reporting garbage.

    AllenAllenPrieš 2 dienas
  • Looll defs organized by the us gov

    Sartorius988Sartorius988Prieš 3 dienas
  • that's what you get for playing politics in another country's affair.

    A AJA AJPrieš 3 dienas

    Stevie PigfordStevie PigfordPrieš 3 dienas
  • Proud Boys Trumps minions,Trump and Pompeo will be held accountable for their unlawful crimes and misadventures

    Chunky KingofRatsChunky KingofRatsPrieš 3 dienas
  • Chavez and Maduro aided in smuggling cocaine for many years, under the justification that it harmed the US; its sworn enemy. Cuba has also done the same.

    SOX XSOX XPrieš 3 dienas
    • So did Regan. What a joke.

      Brett S.Brett S.Prieš dieną
  • Chavez and Maduro aided i smuggling for many years, under the justification that it harmed the US; its sworn enemy. Cuba has also done the same.

    SOX XSOX XPrieš 3 dienas
  • This would have been an easy job, but you get what you pay for. So I see why this went down this way.

    Michael EstalaMichael EstalaPrieš 4 dienas
  • US abandoned them

    Willie MallardWillie MallardPrieš 4 dienas
    • The US wanted no parts of this..

      misssophisicatedmisssophisicatedPrieš 2 dienas
  • So they carried passport, driver’s license, copy of the “mercenary” contract, but no weapons, equipment, maps, or even clothes 😡😡😡😡😡. It seems this was all plotted by Rendon and Maduro and Jordan just sold them, because Jordan having the nerve to announce a raid on a foreign dictatorship is simply ridiculous and their interception by Venezuelan forces a few hours later in the conditions they were presented is just the corroboration that this theatrical was planned by an excessively arrogant mind that believes whatever he spews, people are stupid enough to believe, such as dictaror Maduro. Only an individual who has lost all grip of reality like Maduro would come up with a story so flawed and naive.

    Manfred Martinez Dominguez OteroManfred Martinez Dominguez OteroPrieš 5 dienų
  • This is some heavy hollywood senario type of shit, when the soldier get told that he will do a secret mission for the gouvernment but in the end gets arrested 😨😨

    Nat15mai QcNat15mai QcPrieš 5 dienų
  • What NOT to do when taking over a government

    JeepZJ 101JeepZJ 101Prieš 5 dienų
  • 'Murica

    Sweet LeafSweet LeafPrieš 5 dienų
    • F*ck yeah

      misssophisicatedmisssophisicatedPrieš 2 dienas
  • This was a joke from the beginning period. Why would you even think this was a plan that would have any traction. Ok the moron running this shit show obviously lied to these guys but common sense should have kick in you'd think.but apparently not.

    scott stutzmanscott stutzmanPrieš 6 dienų
  • Why not go through Brasil more land/leverage & Military help. Maduro afraid of Bolsomito. They we're snitched on and taken. Message me brother, Money gets you anything in Venezuela, I can blend in!

    America's Favorite BrazilianAmerica's Favorite BrazilianPrieš 6 dienų
  • This is the dumbest shit ever. Has anyone seen the “evidence” pictures? It’s literally airsoft guns and AR pistol braces with what looks like radio shacks discounted parts. Our special forces operate flawlessly, they don’t take any form of ID lol that shit is a joke

    Crea7ureCrea7urePrieš 6 dienų
  • Bs!

    J VJ VPrieš 6 dienų
  • @ 13:44: Watch closely after the statement, the man looks up and to the left. Very significant.

    HighSpeedNoDragHighSpeedNoDragPrieš 6 dienų
  • WTF Red flag?! Your brother did not go there to invade Venezuela, they went there to kidnap its Democratically elected President. The hypocritic USA illegally tries to impose their will on other nations mostly democratic, all in guise of promoting democracy and the laughable war on drugs pretences.

    juggamii nagalöjuggamii nagalöPrieš 7 dienų
  • Look at this band of terrorists...

    plad pladplad pladPrieš 8 dienų
  • Did Rudy orchestrate this coup as well?

    Morongo ValleyMorongo ValleyPrieš 8 dienų
  • Plausible deniability

    AfriQiyah UmojaAfriQiyah UmojaPrieš 9 dienų
  • Jack Ryan Season 2 anyone?

    AmericansLoveTrumpAmericansLoveTrumpPrieš 9 dienų
  • Hope they burn them alive.

    Brandon SaundersBrandon SaundersPrieš 10 dienų
  • At 15:03 you can hear the script papers he is reading in the background.

    Bobby BobbyBobby BobbyPrieš 10 dienų
  • Wow I never knew this took place .... today’s those Ex Rangers were “caught”..... hope they stay safe and return home ASAP.....

    John NYC ; ]John NYC ; ]Prieš 10 dienų
    • How'd u miss was all over the news

      misssophisicatedmisssophisicatedPrieš 2 dienas
  • History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America: Argentina - 1890 - Buenos Aires interests protected Chile - 1891 - Marines clash with nationalist rebels Haiti - 1891 - Black workers revolt on U.S.-claimed Navassa Island defeated Nicaragua - 1894 - Month-long occupation of Bluefields Panama - 1895 - Marines land in Colombian province Nicaragua - 1896 - Marines land in port of Corinto Cuba - 1898- - Seized from Spain, U.S. still holds Navy base at Guantanamo Puerto Rico - 1898- - Seized from Spain, occupation continues Nicaragua - 1898 - Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua - 1899 - Marines land at port of Bluefields Honduras - 1903 - Marines intervene in revolution Dominican Republic - 1903-04 - U.S. interests protected in Revolution Cuba - 1906-09 - Marines land in democratic election Nicaragua - 1907 - "Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up Honduras - 1907 - Marines land during war with Nicaragua Panama - 1908 - Marines intervene in election contest Nicaragua - 1910 - Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto Honduras - 1911 - U.S. interests protected in civil war Cuba - 1912 - U.S. interests protected in Havana Panama - 1912 - Marines land during heated election Honduras - 1912 - Marines protect U.S. economic interests Nicaragua - 1912-33 - 20-year occupation, fought guerrillas Mexico - 1913 - Americans evacuated during revolution Dominican Republic - 1914 - Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo Mexico - 1914-18 - Series of interventions against nationalists Haiti - 1914-34 - 19-year occupation after revolts Dominican Republic - 1916-24 - 8-year Marine occupation Cuba - 1917-33 - Military occupation, economic protectorate Panama - 1918-20 - "Police duty" during unrest after elections Honduras - 1919 - Marines land during election campaign Guatemala - 1920 - 2-week intervention against unionists Costa Rica - 1921 - Troops Panama - 1921 - Troops Honduras - 1924-25 - Landed twice during election strife Panama - 1925 - Marines suppress general strike El Salvador - 1932 - Warships sent during Faribundo Marti revolt Uruguay - 1947 - Bombers deployed as show of strength Puerto Rico - 1950 - Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce Guatemala - 1954-? - CIA directs exile invasion and coup d'Etat after newly elected government nationalizes unused U.S.'s United Fruit Company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua; long-term result: 200,000 murdered Panama - 1958 - Flag protests erupt into confrontation Cuba - 1961 - CIA-directed exile invasion fails Cuba - 1962 - Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union Panama - 1964 - Panamanians shot for urging canal's return Dominican Republic - 1965-66 - Marines land during election campaign Guatemala - 1966-67 - Green Berets intervene against rebels Chile - 1973 - CIA-backed coup ousts democratically elected Marxist president El Salvador - 1981-92 - Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash; long-term result: 75,000 murdered and destruction of popular movement Nicaragua - 1981-90 - CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution; result: 50,000 murdered Honduras - 1982-90 - Maneuvers help build bases near borders Grenada - 1983-84 - Invasion four years after revolution Bolivia - 1987 - Army assists raids on cocaine region Panama - 1989 - Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed Haiti - 1994-95 - Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup Venezuela - 2002 - Failed coup attempt to remove left-populist president Hugo Chavez Haiti - 2004- - Removal of democratically elected President Aristide; troops occupy country Honduras - 2009 - Support for coup that removed president Manuel Zelaya . . Venezuela - 2020 - Yet another idiotic Trump sourced effort resulting in total failure

    SoCalFreelanceSoCalFreelancePrieš 10 dienų
  • Of course it was another failed idiot Trump operation. Goudreau and Trump were best buddies. And the two idiot Army tards were expecting pre-staged weapons and supplies waiting for them when they arrived which is why they weren't equipped in their tiny f'ing boat.

    SoCalFreelanceSoCalFreelancePrieš 10 dienų
  • Me thinks they just got caught doing what they should not have

    Chris DeasonChris DeasonPrieš 10 dienų
  • They smell fishy when the soldiers bring their ID with them but believe terrorist bring their passport to bring down world trade center and didnt burn together with with the building.

    Ahmad FitriAhmad FitriPrieš 10 dienų
  • There’s a lot of people named Juan in this video

    Dj SickbeatzDj SickbeatzPrieš 10 dienų
  • Not really disastrous. Gotta kill em all.

    Juan RojasJuan RojasPrieš 10 dienų
  • Right, highly trained special forces would bring their US Passport and ID so they can be identified? I mean, even Hollywood comes up with better plots than this bullshit.

    Annie FungAnnie FungPrieš 10 dienų
  • Maduro is a complete ballbag. Rigged his elections like the democrats rigged ours. same machines same software. On a side note better check out all those "green berets," They weren't the highest quality. Most were turds with shitty records.

    Edward TeachEdward TeachPrieš 10 dienų
  • They not former they still work for the CIA

    Tshepo motshepanaTshepo motshepanaPrieš 11 dienų
  • If the US was behind this why didn't they just send in the seals

    Jonathan PoirotJonathan PoirotPrieš 11 dienų
    • Because they would be killed? Among a hundred other reasons you don't just invade other countries.

      HomosexicleHomosexiclePrieš 8 dienų
  • Most likely they got trapped by Venezuelan government before they could do anything, but I still don't get the video where that other guy said it was a coup. Why would he say that? He is the main moron for this story.

    JuulkJuulkPrieš 11 dienų
  • Yet if they were successful, they would have been hailed as heroes and another lame, over the top movie would have been filmed and released within 3 months.

    Great ValueGreat ValuePrieš 11 dienų
  • Lies ! The American government are the dirties in the game of politics.

    funmbi4lifefunmbi4lifePrieš 12 dienų
    • Lol. Everyone out to get his resources. Not just america.

      Zayne13Zayne13Prieš 9 dienų
    • You think if US govt was involved, they would be that careless?

      Bond 007Bond 007Prieš 10 dienų
  • I’m glad that These Europeans got caught. Idiots always trying to Over Throw someone else’s government

    Yahyl BenMarionYahyl BenMarionPrieš 12 dienų
  • Im Venezuelan.. just nuke us, we are useless, corrupt,cringy,thief, disgusting, negligent,lazy people just nuke us... the world doesn't need us... Just our land

    AAVl80AAVl80Prieš 12 dienų
  • Bullshit, this is a REAL coup attempt by the US. That's definitely a fact. What's not clear was whether this was perpetrated by the CIA (or by Trump admin based of how poorly planned this attemp was) or by some ex soldier who's high on American Exceptionalism thinking they're Rambo or something

    kestrel archerkestrel archerPrieš 12 dienų
  • This coup is such a failure, even the US citizen indirectly rooting for the Venezuelan in social media lul.

    kestrel archerkestrel archerPrieš 12 dienų
  • This victimizing comercial is a pile of bullshit!

    24marcos24marcosPrieš 12 dienų
  • Born in Canada. Just another poser.

    KramKramPrieš 12 dienų
  • Thought that's Pitbull.

    DylanDylanPrieš 12 dienų
  • As soon as this EXTRACTION TEAM entered Caracas. Simply they had to face with the spetsnaz guard that bears maduro and thoroughly they simply would smash their balls with as much AK's as they had.

    douglas david misas camachodouglas david misas camachoPrieš 12 dienų
  • Every terrorise has a passport with them. 🤔🤔🤔🤔

    Prince Hassan IIIPrince Hassan IIIPrieš 12 dienų
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    Chris EvanChris EvanPrieš 12 dienų
  • Our government should be figure out what these guy's where up to when they where surving..i bet it has a connection to General Mathis..madd dog.. while abama and bidin where monipulating the drug trafficking 👍

    The Dude The Big LabowskiThe Dude The Big LabowskiPrieš 12 dienų
  • Sounds too me like the contractor still had his Hand's in a past government tie.. maybe it's another long term plan from obama biden swamp dark hidden in plain sight government 👍 it's looks like another bad hollywood film..

    The Dude The Big LabowskiThe Dude The Big LabowskiPrieš 12 dienų
  • Someone better get on writing the script for this action/comedy.

    Ken ThompsonKen ThompsonPrieš 12 dienų
  • Nah, they were just on vacay...

    Antony EvansAntony EvansPrieš 12 dienų
  • Americans still think they get to "decided" who the people choose as their executive. Talk about White Man's Burden, too bad you can't get your brother out of jail because you fail to recognize a democratically elected government, even if its the one you dont like.

    Baxium TOSBaxium TOSPrieš 13 dienų
    • Half of america isnt white racist

      Stephen Willis StotchStephen Willis StotchPrieš 12 dienų
  • This is very biased reporting, Maduro was democratically elected but once again because the US did not get their allies in it instantly becomes undemocratic. The US should shut up and sit down, you own country is undemocratic and authoritarian yet you want to preach to Others

    Frankie LolleniFrankie LolleniPrieš 13 dienų
  • Please, the CIA are clearly involved, they used a private firm as to not get their hands dirty and this is typical no different to the atrocities committed in Iraq with the US government hiring private armies to do their bidding.

    Frankie LolleniFrankie LolleniPrieš 13 dienų
  • Maduro is NOT Dictator. Maduro is the president who ran and was elected by 80% of the vote. Guido NEVER even ran for president so who's really trying to be dictator? They sent this team in to kidnap him after the assassination failed. The U.S. is sanctioning them so heavily that's what makes it hard for the Venezuelan people. If America cared so much why don't they STOP the sanctions!! Guido- means greaser Italian. A wop a"guido" slang insulting term toward an Italian. He's not even venezuelan he is a CIA trained operative.

    Alondra HernandezAlondra HernandezPrieš 13 dienų
  • Trump is such a dumb ass. If we can get these guys back I’m sure they can expose trumps involvement

    one badmotoone badmotoPrieš 13 dienų
  • Political donkeys on a chessboard

    gangsterboogie Boogiegangsterboogie BoogiePrieš 13 dienų
  • Obviously these men were tortured.

    J JJ JPrieš 13 dienų
  • That’s what you get when a Canadian tries to Be a hero lmfao

    Abraham FloresAbraham FloresPrieš 13 dienų
  • No Maduro plot just some dumb fools playing Chuck Norris!

    WickermanTTWickermanTTPrieš 13 dienų
  • Bay of Pigs??? With the weapons that were seized it sounds more like CONTRA-PRO all over again to me... AND JUST IN CASE ANYONE FORGOT IT WANT TO THANK DENMAN AND BARRY FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY...

    Gaius SimsGaius SimsPrieš 13 dienų
  • Let's preach democracy to Venezuela but let's leave the UAE, catar Egypt because they buy guns from us

    C MakC MakPrieš 13 dienų
  • It seems like a failed CIA operation. And if you don’t want to go to jail maybe you should not attempt to overthrow a duly elected president of a country. No one should feel bad for these “soldiers”

    Ian Anderson-LeyIan Anderson-LeyPrieš 13 dienų
  • Propaganda much?

    Ian Anderson-LeyIan Anderson-LeyPrieš 13 dienų
  • What makes ( white)Americans believe that they could roll upon any country and what they want?

    Pamla PerezPamla PerezPrieš 13 dienų
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    Georick CastilloGeorick CastilloPrieš 13 dienų
  • Nice report but just like the op was a Hollywood film script so is you hypothesis. We all know who was behind this idiotic misplanned disaster 🤣🤣🤣

    joey defarcojoey defarcoPrieš 14 dienų
  • From the comments here, you must be stupid to wonder why the rest of the world hated america so much.

    Mac CheeseMac CheesePrieš 14 dienų
  • Who the hell revealed operation on internet internet that day of that mission. ? Not only it compromised the mission but it also got his 2 friends a 20 years in prison. Perhaps that idiot plans this all along. Sell out the buddies and be rich.

    Ta TumTa TumPrieš 14 dienų
  • They were played by Maduro 🤦‍♂️

    Sm TxSm TxPrieš 14 dienų
  • Just tell them CIA ops lol. Nothings new

    dimaz andhikadimaz andhikaPrieš 14 dienų
  • Damn Columbia again.

    JCL CJCL CPrieš 14 dienų
  • Nothing like some good'ol South Latin American Conflict

    Angel RomanAngel RomanPrieš 14 dienų
  • They watch too much Ramble movies.

    D WangD WangPrieš 14 dienų
  • Those mercenaries should rot in jail forever for doing the devils work for empire

    Raymundo ValentinRaymundo ValentinPrieš 14 dienų
  • Americas image on the international scale continues to get sullied each year that passes us by

    duppy 00duppy 00Prieš 14 dienų
  • Vanuzuela sounds like they need a lil bit of hollywood advise how to narrate a story lol Whoever belives this crap has no hope left lol And funny enough Joe Rogan fell for it

    MrDenjokMrDenjokPrieš 14 dienų
  • Pawns!!..Ok.

    Andrew TesfayeAndrew TesfayePrieš 14 dienų
  • They wanted that 15 million dollar reward. Bc they wanted to take him alive. So they probably would have given him to the us government and collected

    Joseph SalmonJoseph SalmonPrieš 15 dienų
  • So they caught some fat, out-of-shape guys...

    StreetsOfCash_comStreetsOfCash_comPrieš 15 dienų
  • Could be a good movie in the future if the guys escape and kill maduro in the process

    gianfranco Razzetogianfranco RazzetoPrieš 15 dienų
  • They took Jack Rayan too serious

    Vishank MishraVishank MishraPrieš 15 dienų