Jordan Goudreau’s Silvercorp is a US mercenary corporation based in Florida. Two of their American operatives were arrested in Venezuela. WaPo got a copy of a coup d’etat contract.
The video begins with Jordan Goudreau posing confidently, flanked by a man wearing an armour plate and a Venezuela flag wrapped around his shoulder. The man introduces Goudreau in a stern tone. Goudreau begins to speak with the terseness of a battle-hardened warrior as he confirms that an amphibious operation into Venezuela is underway. Goudreau begins by saying:
- At 1700 hours, a daring amphibious raid was launched from the border of Colombia deep into the heart of Caracas. Our men are continuing to fight right now. Our units have been activated in the south, east and west of Venezuela. Commander Nieto is with me—is co-located—and commander Sequea is on the ground now, fighting.
It is the afternoon of Sunday, May 3, 2020, and Goudreau is confirming that a botched attempt to infiltrate Venezuela with a team of expatriate soldiers (and later, two U.S. citizens) on a hopeless mission to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro is his doing. By the time the video was first shared on Twitter, eight of Goudreau’s men were dead and two others captured as the boat they were on was intercepted at sea by the Venezuelan authorities. A second boat, soon on its way to Venezuela, would also be intercepted at sea the following day, resulting in the capture of eight of Goudreau’s men, including two American citizens.
Over a period of 48 hours starting on the morning of May 3, Goudreau’s Silvercorp USA would-be mercenary force would make headlines across the world as the spectacular failure of the operation came to light.
Former Navy SEAL Ephraim Mattos tried to stop the operation and suspected Jordan Goudreau was misleading the insurgents. Ã¢ÂÂI was like, all right, somethingÃ¢ÂÂs way off. I need to talk to this Jordan guy, Ã¢ÂÂcause heÃ¢ÂÂs going to get them killed” he told @WSJ https://t.co/S68TPnesfZ— Juan Forero (@WSJForero) May 7, 2020
Incredible read — Ã¢ÂÂThis isnÃ¢ÂÂt a wartime action; this is a policing action,Ã¢ÂÂ Goudreau said. Ã¢ÂÂThe world recognizes one guy [GuaidÃÂ³] as president, so they hired me to arrest the other person who has usurped power, NicolÃÂ¡s Maduro.Ã¢ÂÂ https://t.co/dHe5G7umVF
— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) May 7, 2020
Read the attachments to the General Services Agreement between the Venezuelan opposition and Silvercorp
Interesting note about Silvercorp USA shitshow in Venezuela. The people behind this “operation” did not want to get rid of FAES death squads, but to integrate them into new tyrannical security apparatus. If Guaido's signature is legit, his reputation is 100% gone after this. https://t.co/BUjSGHTPPT— Juha Remes (@juha_remes) May 7, 2020