Venezuela Military – The Rest of the Story

Venezuelan military waiting for orders
   Reading time 2

Venezuela Military - The Rest of the Story

The story behind the Venezuela Military tries to scare US Marines propaganda video.

Date Line Spring 2019
Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro is worried that the U.S. will invade Venezuela in the very near future after the U.S. backed Juan Guaido. This propaganda video was shot in an attempt to scare the U.S. Marines who were believed to lead the invasion into Venezuela after President Trump suggested the use of the U.S. military. Nicolas Maduro firmly believes that they can defeat the United States.

Is This Some Kind of Joke?
To answer the questions on everyone’s mind, this does not appear to be a joke, and the video was really intended to frighten the U.S. (likely the Marines) who might be going into Venezuela, according to the Facebook page on which the video was released. They call parts of the video “intense training activities.”

If you haven’t seen the video, the link to that post is above.

Let’s analyze this a little more:

  1. If this was a joke or a hoax, but by a third party, why hasn’t the Venezuelan military or government disputed it?
  2. Venezuela has a pretty large propaganda machine, they would have likely shown other videos that make them look stronger if this was a hoax. They have been trying for many years to make it look like Venezuela is thriving and that their military is powerful.
  3. What we are likely seeing in the video is the Bolivarian Militia, which are civilians who get little training.
  4. The video and any information regarding the video is hard to find. If this were a hoax, the people behind it would keep spreading it like wildfire
  5. The most likely explanation is that the Bolivarian Militia put it out to show their training, the video was not accepted very well by the U.S. and the rest of the world, so the Venezuelan government pulled the official release and let it die.

Venezuelan resources:
A Timeline of Venezuela’s Economic Rise and Fall
How Venezuela Fell From the Richest Country in South America into Crisis
The Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia to avoid fighting – BBC News
Venezuela: Citizen militias train alongside army after OAS threat

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.