Maduro has turned into a ‘ferocious dictator’ as part of a war, like Bashar Al Assad in Syria. Is that why millions of Venezuelans and Syrians continue to defend their homeland, government and patriotic armed forces?
Backed by evidence, Maduro’s government recently reported US financing and logistical support of violent groups in Venezuela who have facilitated an armed insurgence, which is being responded to with the application of the laws of the Republic within the framework of Venezuelan rule of law, the head of state maintained.
‘The US system of power uses frequent and persistent uprisings, unilateral foreign sanctions, economic financing of organisations in Venezuela for terrorist purposes, financial embargos and threats of military intervention, amongst other things, to conceal an open intervention process marked by gross interventionism and a breach of international law’, argues a statement from the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations.
The continuing coup has lingered almost relentlessly since 14 April 2013, when the leader of the Mesa de Unidad Democrática (MUD), Henrique Capriles Radonski, called for Maduro’s triumph to be disregarded, with motor-driven groups emerging onto the streets exercising violence, killing more than a dozen individuals and burning, or attempting to burn, health centres and other buildings.
The Venezuelan opposition is taking action within the context of a low intensity and fourth-generation counter-insurgency war, making adjustments for all of its plans, as we have previously shown in other articles.
It is a US plan, just like the planting of military dictatorships in Latin America, particularly in the Southern Cone, in 1970-80, leaving thousands dead and missing. It was then the US Doctrine of National Security as part of the Cold War, which pitted the country against the Soviet Union.
Today, there are other plans to colonially take over all of Latin America, and a key country such as Venezuela, with its huge oil reserves and other wealth, which for years were managed by the powerful oligarchy, impoverishing 80 per cent of the population. That 80 per cent was rescued from catacombs of misery and ignorance by president Hugo Chávez Frías (1999-2013).
The man chosen as successor to President Chávez, before his death on 5 March 2013, was Nicolás Maduro, when the empire thought the moment had come to ‘take’ Venezuela. The men from Washington never imagined it would be so difficult to overthrow Maduro.
In some cases, immaturity couldn’t even do it, and in others, neither could treachery, coming from sectors of a supposed left that long ago stopped living up to its namesake, which end up assisting the empire in its task of destroying progressive governments, or which tried and are trying to reach ultimate independence.
Maduro, alongside his people, is not stopping, because stopping is to surrender his homeland. Meanwhile, he is continuing with his plans.
Civil-military relations in favour of the Venezuelan people is most certainly a ‘dangerous’ example of a regional model for the decadent empire, which unmasks itself a little more each day.
Faced with the rejection of dialogue, the government’s idea was to convene a Constituent, which the opposition had called for, and which it rejected because it does not want dialogue, peace or a democratic solution.
In the middle of this unequal struggle, many have not understood the meaning of resistance over the last few years, something the government and the most patriotic sectors of the armed forces are doing. From this struggle, ‘pro-Chávez’ individuals have emerged, who support Chávez more than the man himself, as well as, of course, some ‘forward-thinkers’ from the radical left, who do not even have the vaguest notion of what resisting a counter-insurgency war led by the United States means, in circumstances where our region is undergoing painful changes.
We must learn from Venezuela, from the creative ways of challenging the war, of knowing ones limitations, so as to create a long-lasting defence that could rapidly be used against invasion, considering that the enemy has sufficient strength and equipment in its bases, both in Colombia and Peru, as well as in other parts of our America.
It is time to show this country and its hugely generous people that we are willing to defend its sovereign rights and policies of dialogue and peace to carry on building a process aimed at millions of Venezuelans, who spent centuries being excluded and forgotten while a minority were left with the majority of oil revenue and enjoyed limitless power.
Under no circumstances are we going to let Venezuela fall at a time when threats are once again being directed towards heroic Cuba. Our people have been empowered by their rights throughout these years of unity, of rescued identities and cultures, of justice, of dreams that will return, because this is the century of our America, of our ultimate independence, and we are without doubt a continent of hope. (PL)
Photos: Pixabay – (Translated by Abaigh Wheatley – email: firstname.lastname@example.org)