HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » American mercenary detain...

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:34 PM

American mercenary detained in Venezuela was misled into thinking the Trump administration backed th

American mercenary detained in Venezuela was misled into thinking the Trump administration backed the failed coup and was told Maduro would be extracted by a DEA helicopter, his friends claim

By FRANCES MULRANEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 14:21 EDT, 15 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:10 EDT, 15 May 2020

The family and friends of a former Green Beret detained in Venezuela for his role in a failed coup have said he was misled into believing it had the direct backing of President Donald Trump.

A childhood friend claims that Luke Denman, 34, believed the Drugs Enforcement Agency was in on the plot and that they would send in a helicopter to fly Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro back to the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.

'He messaged at one point or another, they had gotten the green light from Trump,' said Daniel Dochen, who told the WSJ that he last spoke to Denman a week or two before the start of the mission in early May.

. . .

Smith, an attorney, alleges that Denman told him the raid was fully sanctioned by the U.S. government.

'I had asked him one time to shoot me the contract so I could look it over to make sure he wasn't getting into something crazy,' he said, but added that he never saw the contract.

More:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8324025/Keystone-coup-Detained-former-soldier-believed-failed-Venezuela-coup-backing-U-S-government.html

8 replies, 473 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply American mercenary detained in Venezuela was misled into thinking the Trump administration backed th (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 15 OP
Dan May 15 #1
Laelth May 15 #2
Turbineguy May 15 #3
no_hypocrisy May 15 #4
SeattleVet May 15 #8
The Magistrate May 15 #5
rampartc May 15 #6
brush May 15 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:38 PM

1. Well my thoughts are

The Venezuelan government should do to him exactly what the American government would do to any other mercenary that tried to actively overthrow our government.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:39 PM

2. Misled? Why do I doubt that? n/t



-Laelth

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:39 PM

3. Another trump supporter finds out

he's been bamboozled

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:43 PM

4. Trump's Bay of Pigs . . . . . .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Fri May 15, 2020, 10:29 PM

8. tRump's Bay of Chauvinist Pigs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:43 PM

5. This Thing Just Gets More And More Absurd, Ma'am

And the funniest thing is that what he told his people cannot be ruled out of hand.

This also establishes that the content of the confession he made to Venezuelan authorities was not something he knew was untrue and was coerced into saying. There may well have been coercion involved in his confession, probably there was, but its content, which as you know I initially considered suspect, clearly from this was what the man believed he was involved in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:54 PM

6. opsec!

what kind of "mercenary" tells his buddies he is going on a secret mission?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 08:30 PM

7. The notion that the US wasn't involved...Plaese!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread