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Illustration on the deteriorating Venezuela situation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, photo, an anti-government demonstrator wearing a Russian military hat protests the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at a military base on Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Wil Riera)

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Soldiers stop a vehicle, whose passengers kneel on the ground outside the car, as they detain the two passengers who were circulating on the Paramacay military base in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. According to the government earlier in the day, troops quickly put down an attack at the army base in Venezuela on Sunday, clashing with a group that said it was out to “re-establish the constitutional order” but was dismissed by officials as a band of civilians working with a deserted lieutenant and a former officer. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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A government supporter dressed in a military uniform joins others outside the National Assembly as delegates of the new constitutional assembly are sworn-in, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is heading toward a showdown with his political foes, after seating a loyalist assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution and hold powers that override all other government branches. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Soldiers stop a vehicle, whose passengers hold their hands up, before detaining the two passengers who were circulating on the Paramacay military base in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. According to the government earlier in the day, troops quickly put down an attack at the army base in Venezuela on Sunday, clashing with a group that said it was out to “re-establish the constitutional order” but was dismissed by officials as a band of civilians working with a deserted lieutenant and a former officer. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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Soldiers stop a vehicle, whose passengers kneel on the ground outside the car, as they detain the two passengers who were circulating on the Paramacay military base in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. According to the government earlier in the day, troops quickly put down an attack at the army base in Venezuela on Sunday, clashing with a group that said it was out to “re-establish the constitutional order” but was dismissed by officials as a band of civilians working with a deserted lieutenant and a former officer. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shows his ballot after casting a vote for a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, July 30. (Miraflores Press Office via AP) ** FILE **

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An anti-government demonstrator wearing a Russian military hat, and his face covered with a Venezuelan flag, protests the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at a military base on Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Wil Riera)

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Residents shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro outside of Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at a military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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A man argues with a lineup of Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers outside of Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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An armored vehicle is parked outside of the Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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A helicopter flies over the Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers fire teargase towards resident that try to walks to the Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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Residents shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro outside of Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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This shows the Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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A woman raises her arms as a surrender signal to a lineup of Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards soldiers outside of Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a "terrorist" attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

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Venezuela's ombudsman Tarek William Saab, center, is congratulated by the members of Constitutional Assembly after he was sworn-in as the nation's new General Prosecutor during the first session of Constitutional Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. A newly installed Constitutional Assembly ousted Venezuela's defiant chief prosecutor, a sign that President Nicolas Maduro's embattled government intends to move swiftly against critics and consolidate power amid a fast-moving political crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officer speaks by phone as he guards outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office early Saturday ahead of a session of the newly-installed constitutional assembly in which the pro-government body is expected to debate the onetime loyalist turned arch critic's removal. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office early Saturday ahead of a session of the newly-installed constitutional assembly in which the pro-government body is expected to debate the onetime loyalist turned arch critic's removal. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office early Saturday ahead of a session of the newly-installed constitutional assembly in which the pro-government body is expected to debate the onetime loyalist turned arch critic's removal. (AP Photo/Wil Riera)