The Miami Herald reported last Sunday that according to U.S. intelligence a Homeland Security memo last month outlined a death threat from Venezuela against Florida Senator Marco Rubio — an “order to have Senator Rubio assassinated.”
According to intelligence obtained by the United States last month, one of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who is a strong critic of the Venezuela government.
With so much hate going around, there is a very strong possibility that the threat carries some truth, but we cannot forget that it could also be simple paranoia on the part of the senator. It comes to memory that sometime around October of 2015 Senator Rubio wrongfully accused Rolando Larraz, the editor-in-chief of this newspaper, for wanting to shoot the senator, dispatching the FBI to Larraz’s residence and office for absurd information he received from a member of his staff.
In the October 24, 2015 issue of the Las Vegas Tribune Alexandra Cohen reported that “The office of the Junior U.S. Senator of Florida, Marco Antonio Rubio, filed a report with the Federal Bureau of Investigation against the Las Vegas Tribune Editor in Chief, Rolando Larraz, accusing the long-time Las Vegas resident of “wanting to shoot the Senator” when Larraz called several of the satellite offices of the Senator trying to interview the Senator while he was in Las Vegas.”
“I was very surprised to see the similarity between Harry Reid and Marco Rubio’s modus operandi,” said Larraz, a long time critic of the Nevada Senior Senator and former Majority Leader. “Not even Harry ever filed that type of report against me because everyone knows that I am not a violent man,” said Larraz, after exiting the meeting with the FBI agent that visited his office investigating the Senator’s “concern” for his safety.”
Larraz wanted to interview Senator Rubio after learning that he has met the Senator’s father, Mario Rubio, many years ago while Mr. Rubio was working as a bar-boy at a local casino.
According to the Herald report the person behind the order of assassination is Diosdado Cabello. Cabello is the influential former military chief who was involved in Hugo Chavez’s return to power after the 2002 coup d’état and the leading member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
The death threat obtained by the Miami Herald was outlined in a memo to several law enforcement agencies disseminated last month by the Department of Homeland Security. The memo was designated “law enforcement sensitive,” but not classified.
If there is any truth behind the assassination plot, according to authorities no specific information regarding such a plot has been garnered thus far, and the United States didn’t verify the threat.
Since so many things are happening against American citizens, this time it has been wise to reinforce the security to protect the life of Senator Rubio, considering the fact that the memo stated that Diosdado Cabello may have gone as far as to contact Mexican nationals to kill Marco Rubio. It is well known that there are several powerful Venezuelan citizens doing business with drug cartels in Mexico.
I honestly don’t want to sound cynical, but thinking about the time when Senator Marco Rubio wrongfully accused Rolando Larraz of threatening his life, the first thing that came to my mind was the children’s book, “The boy who cried wolf.”
I am sure most of us have read the book in our younger years and remember the words of the old man who tried to comfort the boy (while teaching him a lesson) on their way back to the village: “Nobody believes a liar… even when he is telling the truth!”