Brother of ex-Green Beret in failed Venezuela coup pleads for help from US
The brother of one of two former US special forces soldiers captured by Venezuelan troops after what officials called a botched coup attempt to oust President Nicolás Maduro has pleaded with the Trump administration to help save his life, according to a report.
Luke Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41, who were nabbed Monday in the port city of La Guaira, are believed to be among 300 “mercenaries” recruited in Colombia for the attempted coup, which Maduro has blamed on the US.
They are believed to be among eight men caught by the security forces of the Maduro regime, according to the Daily Mail.
President Trump on Tuesday denied any involvement in the mission, dubbed Operation Gedeón.
The White House has made no secret that it would like to see the end of Maduro, who was recently indicted in the US as a drug trafficker, with a $15 million bounty offered for his arrest.
Mark Denman, the brother of the former Green Beret, said his family was in shock but hoped the US government would use all its resources to help return Luke home.
Luke, one of three siblings to have served in the military, received specialist field medical training and has been deploy in Iraq, the UK news outlet reported.
“Luke’s motivation has always been to help others in any way he can,” Mark told the Daily Mail. “He thinks of kids who are being harmed and innocent people who are suffering and I’m sure this was his motivation to do this.”
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So the dude is real if his brother confirmed his identity, he's a real person, and an ex-green beret, it's astonishing how most of GLP doesn't want to see the obvious and is defending this whole story as some anti-american propaganda.