Was Venezuela helicopter grenade attack STAGED to justify government oppression?

He works for Venezuela’s FBI, flies helicopters with precision skill, skydives with police dogs strapped to his chest and is trained to fight gun battles underwater – but is it all too good to be true?

This is Oscar Perez, the former cop turned rogue agent blamed for launching a gun and grenade attack on Venezuela’s capital on Tuesday in protest at dictator Nicolas Maduro’s government.

But now opponents of Maduro have claimed the attack was staged in order to justify the regime’s brutal crackdown on opposition activists.