At 5:39 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, two drones exploded while Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was giving a speech in front of national guard troops in Caracas.
The bizarre episode was pitched by the government as an attempt on Maduro's life and a half dozen "terrorists" and would-be "assassins" were arrested. The visuals of this were widely circulated and a few days later, the New York Times made the following video reconstruction.
That wasn't the first time explosions rained down from the sky in Venezuela. Back in June of last year, some members of the Venezuelan police went rogue and dropped grenades on the Supreme Court from a helicopter.
“I can say unequivocally there is no U.S. government involvement in this at all,” national security advisor John Bolton, told “Fox News Sunday” in an interview after the drone episode, adding that "it could be a lot of things from a pretext set up by the Maduro regime itself to something else".
Right. But you can't blame folks for asking whether the U.S. might have been involved because back in July, reports suggested that at one point in the summer of 2017, Trump essentially asked aides at an Oval Office meeting if he coul
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