CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Tarek William Saab, Venezuela´s Attorney General appeared on television today to deliver new information regarding the frustrated attack to President Nicolás Maduro where drones packed with explosives exploded near high ranking members of the Venezuelan government.
On Saturday, August 04, during a military parade, the speech of president Maduro was interrupted by an explosion, originated in an approaching drone, some 50 meters away. The explosion was meant to target Maduro and the event was witnessed by the ones attending the parade and the millions following the event on the radio and TV.
The Attorney General informed that two drones were involved in the terrorist attack and their intended course was deflected by protective radio emissions from intelligence personnel.
The second drone hit an apartment building two blocks away from the parade. Both drones were loaded with one kilogram of explosive material each.
The drones were radio controlled from a parked vehicle in the vicinity. Six men were arrested and will be prosecuted. In their vehicle, computers and operating devices, as well as other solid evidence was collected, informed the Attorney General.
One of the suspects had been sentenced for terrorist actions during 2014 violent “demonstrations” and then released on parole. Another suspect is related to an attack on Fort Paramacay, where several Russian AK-47 were stolen last year.
Three hours after the attack, President Maduro said on radio and TV that preliminary evidence collected in Caracas pointed to Venezuelans in Miami, and he expected U.S. government to help bring them to trial.
Donald Trump´s security advisor, John Bolton, was reported commenting on Sunday about Maduro´s expectations “If the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of U.S. criminal law, we’ll take a serious look at it”.
During his broadcasted speech, Mr. Maduro also pointed to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Both Santos and his Foreign Affairs Minister, Mariangela Olguin, have denied any implication.
Maduro explained that his new economic policies will put an end to Colombia living from Venezuelan subsidized products smuggled into Colombia.
Even though the new policies which are to start next August 20 have not been fully explained yet, it has been known that old 100.000 Bolívares notes will be changed for one new Bolívar Soberano. Even though the country is facing a tremendous high inflation, the Bolivar Soberano will be tied to the Petro, a cryptocurrency that is itself anchored to oil international value and backed by oil reserves.
As off today, Venezuelan inflation is expected to reach the 1,200.000% and since gasoline price has remained subsidized and fixed, with $1 (One US dollar sold in the black market), 3,500,000 liters of fuel can be acquired, requiring 92 six-axle trucks to transport.
Supposing two-thirds of the trucks are “lost to friends” and friend´s friends during the border crossing, at least 1.2 million liters will arrive, and at $ 0.81 each (Colombian gasoline price as per GlobalPetroPrices.com), they would be worth US$ 972,000.
When one US dollar can be converted into US$ 972,000.- just by crossing the border with gasoline, (illegally for Venezuela, but legally for Colombia), one of the countries loses, and the other earns.
President Maduro was precisely speaking about the new economic policies to be enforced after August 20, when one of the drones exploded barely 50 meters away from the President’s head. See below the video of the moment when the drone explodes.
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With Maduro´s new economic policy, the Venezuelan gasoline (and all Venezuelan products) will cost almost as much as in Colombia thus ending the present parasitical relation between the two brother countries, both liberated from Spain by Simón Bolivar.
From Miami, through her own YouTube channel, three hours after the attack, Venezuelan journalist Patricia Poleo said that militaries from Fenix Group had claimed the authorship of the drone attack, and read a press release from them. Fenix Group also carried an action in 2017 by flying a full-size helicopter to the TSJ (Supreme Court) shooting and dropping grenades against the people in the premises.
Late yesterday, President Maduro broadcasted details of the terrorist plan, authors, and financiers.
Peruvian journalist and TV commentator, Jaime Bayley, tells he was informed regarding the terrorist plan days ago.
Among the suspects, two members of Asamblea Nacional, in line to be prosecuted.