Those detained are suspected of using explosives-laden drones in trying to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. The attack comes as Venezuela reels from a worsening economic and humanitarian crisis.
Imagine the uproar in this country if a jet took out a wedding party. You might think then that, given the U.S. record of wedding carnage in Afghanistan, which undoubtedly represents some kind of modern wedding-crasher record, there might have been a front-page story, or simply a story, somewhere, anywhere.
Alleged al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki, killed last month in an American drone attack in Yemen, was placed on a kill and capture list managed by a secretive panel of senior U government officials What the president knows of the panel's operations and his role in its decision-making process are being kept hidden (more).