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Assassination Drone Attack in Venezuela?

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Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has survived an apparent assassination attempt after what officials described as drones armed with explosives detonated overhead during a speech he was making at a military event.

The drones, according to officials, were flown towards Maduro as he addressed soldiers in Caracas on Saturday.

Mid-speech, Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced after hearing the sound of an explosion. The drones did not reach him, officials said, but it was not clear if they were shot down or exploded prematurely. Seven people were injured, the country’s information minister said.

Full scoop: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/04/nicolas-maduros-speech-cut-short-while-soldiers-scatter

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kartikg

Looks like a staged event. 

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lost_shaman
17 minutes ago, kartikg said:

Looks like a staged event. 

I wouldn't be surprised if this was orchestrated by some military faction. Considering this took place at a speech to the military this seems to be the most viable possibility. Surely it must be becoming clear to many in the Country that the problems they are suffering are caused by the Chavez/Maduro socialist polices and not some grand conspiracy by the US. Now that Maduro has consolidated his near dictatorial powers a coup may be the only real option for them.

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Mr.United_Nations

When you see the soilders run away, beforebthat u can hear gunfire? I suppose trying to shoot the drones down

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Black Red Devil
10 hours ago, Mr.United_Nations said:

When you see the soilders run away, beforebthat u can hear gunfire? I suppose trying to shoot the drones down

Yeah, the soldiers were hellbent on defending their President weren't they.  They all ran to occupy strategic positions for an eventual frontal attack.

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Gromdor
18 minutes ago, Black Red Devil said:

Yeah, the soldiers were hellbent on defending their President weren't they.  They all ran to occupy strategic positions for an eventual frontal attack.

Pretty sure they were all unarmed and just standing in formation. 

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AnchorSteam
On 8/5/2018 at 6:19 AM, kartikg said:

Looks like a staged event. 

that was meant to be punny, wasn't it?

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Mr.United_Nations
On 06/08/2018 at 4:47 AM, Gromdor said:

Pretty sure they were all unarmed and just standing in formation. 

If you look to the group on the left, you can see them.shooting at something, theres smoke above them for some reason and you can hear gunfire

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skliss

My son showed me video of the actual drone exploding. It looked like a very small explosion. I doubt it would have killed the guy unless it exploded right next to him and I can't see how it would ever have gotten that close. Something seems off about the whole thing.

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lost_shaman
2 hours ago, skliss said:

My son showed me video of the actual drone exploding. It looked like a very small explosion. I doubt it would have killed the guy unless it exploded right next to him and I can't see how it would ever have gotten that close. Something seems off about the whole thing.

Not sure if its true or not but I read/heard somewhere yesterday that the Military Jammed the drones and that is why they were not able to make it to Maduro. 

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Golden Duck
14 hours ago, lost_shaman said:

Not sure if its true or not but I read/heard somewhere yesterday that the Military Jammed the drones and that is why they were not able to make it to Maduro. 

Entirely plausible

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skliss
20 hours ago, lost_shaman said:

Not sure if its true or not but I read/heard somewhere yesterday that the Military Jammed the drones and that is why they were not able to make it to Maduro. 

I don't know about that, all I'm saying is the explosion itself didn't look very impressive. I'm sure it would have done some damage if it were really close to a person but as an assassination attempt it seems.........lacking......

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Gromdor
On 8/7/2018 at 9:01 AM, lost_shaman said:

Not sure if its true or not but I read/heard somewhere yesterday that the Military Jammed the drones and that is why they were not able to make it to Maduro. 

It's pretty much standard practice for the Secret Service and other protection type agencies to incorporate into their strategies.  It was invented originally to stop remotely detonated explosives.

 

3 hours ago, skliss said:

I don't know about that, all I'm saying is the explosion itself didn't look very impressive. I'm sure it would have done some damage if it were really close to a person but as an assassination attempt it seems.........lacking......

You should check out the UM thread on this: 

 

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lost_shaman
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, skliss said:

I don't know about that, all I'm saying is the explosion itself didn't look very impressive. I'm sure it would have done some damage if it were really close to a person but as an assassination attempt it seems.........lacking......

Well it did ingure 7 people despite being thwarted. 

Edit: skliss is there a video showing the actual exposion? The videos I've seen do not show it but people reacting.

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lost_shaman
Posted (edited)

Thanks Gromdor. 

That type of drone is probably two feet wide, and judging by my exerince in life having seen expolsions, while not being any type of expert, looks pretty powerfull to me. 

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RoofGardener
7 minutes ago, lost_shaman said:

Thanks Gromdor. 

That type of drone is probably two feet wide, and judging by my exerince in life having seen expolsions, while not being any type of expert, looks pretty powerfull to me. 

Egads.. I'd have to agree. 

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skliss
2 hours ago, lost_shaman said:

Thanks Gromdor. 

That type of drone is probably two feet wide, and judging by my exerince in life having seen expolsions, while not being any type of expert, looks pretty powerfull to me. 

Similar to the one I saw but closer. It does look a bit bigger in this one. I'll check out the video Gromdor posted later. 

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