It is hard to describe the suffering, how vicious it was. And there were always CIA observers there observing the torture and the killings.  I have to say that what made a very big difference was that people in the United States refused to participate. And this is what we have to do now, we have to force the United States to stop their stupid sanctions against the democratically elected government of Venezuela. It is our job to get out on the streets, to call Congress and tell them that this cannot be done in our name.

Source: RSN | Elliot Abrams: Eyewitness to a War Criminal