Colombia: A Stepping Stone for U.S. Operations against Venezuela
The arrests of Colombian paramilitares on the territory of Venezuela are not
seen as anything sensational. There are more and more cases like that. And
nobody asks why the fighters are methodically infiltrating the country, cleverly
disguised as seasonal workers or tourists. They are being used by the enemies of
the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as part of a wide-reaching conspiracy,
coordinated by U.S. and NATO intelligence agencies, to overthrow the lawfully
elected authorities. Earlier the paramilitares fought in the ranks of
the AUC (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, the United Self Defense Forces of
Colombia), created by Colombian military intelligence to combat the
leftist-Marxist partisan groups FARC and ELN. The formal «disarmament» of the
AUC in Colombia did not lead to their full demobilization. Now they are used to
fight against «populist» regimes. A significant number of the subdivisions of
the AUC were «redirected» by the CIA field station and advisors of the U.S.
military mission to specific assignments for destabilizing Venezuela. In June
alone in the states of Tachira and Portuguesa, two groups of paramilitares whose
leaders were well known in Colombia for their bloody exploits were captured. An
active search for a third group operating in Caracas is underway. Information
about other armed cells of the AUC operating in the country has been coming in.
As Venezuelan Minister of Internal Affairs Miguel Rodriguez Torres has stated,
the investigation has shown that the paramilitares had maintained connections
with the ultra-right-wing circles of the Venezuelan opposition and were
preparing an attempt against President Nicolas Maduro. The confiscated
explosives; firearms, including a Bushmaster rifle with a telescopic sight;
dozens of cases of cartridges; grenades and Venezuelan military uniforms are
direct proof of this. The «fifth column» has been especially active in the oil
state of Zulia, which is traditionally considered «separatist». In recent years
the CIA and U.S. military intelligence field stations in Colombia have been
implementing measures to reinforce «centrifugal tendencies» in the state, spur
on conflicts between the local elite and the central authorities, and promote
the idea that the «Republic of Zulia» would have a higher standard of living as
an independent state among the «masses». The sabotage in Zulia has really become
quite alarming. President Maduro has met several times recently with the state's
governor, Francisco Arias, to discuss measures to stop the smuggling of gasoline
and food products and establish uninterrupted energy delivery, which is
extremely important for the hottest region of the country.
[ed note:click link for whole article..i should note that author should make correction,where he speaks of the initial statement of Santos stating he and NATO would sign an agreement,then after being chastised by ALBA block he was forced to reconsider and abandon it,its not true,he did recant,but one week later it was afirmed that agreement will be signed in brussels this or next week...see my colombia section...
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