Right-wing terrorists in Venezuela have officially requested arms to carry out killings against the legitimate government of Nicholas Maduro. According to a report by CNN, Venezuelan Army defectors have made the request while living in exile. The soldiers have been identified as Carlos Guillen Martinez and Josue Hidalgo Azuaje.
“As Venezuelan soldiers, we are making a request to the US to support us, in logistical terms, with communication, with weapons, so we can realize Venezuelan freedom,” Martinez told CNN.
“We’re not saying that we need only US support, but also Brazil, Colombia, Peru, all brother countries that are against this dictatorship,” Azuaje added.
They have specifically requested arms in order to force the illegitimate leadership of Juan Guaido who unilaterally declared himself to be president only a week ago. Immediately after he was praised by the imperialist powers of the world. They proclaimed him to be the president as well, although they have no authority to do so. It should be noted that President Maduro won the election and the popular vote at 67%.
The US saw its efforts frustrated in trying to overthrow Maduro on more than one occasion. Three times the US has failed to assassinate him. This time they attempted to use a perversion of the Constitution to force him from power. The military has remained loyal to the rule of law and to the legitimate president of Maduro.
This situation should immediately be investigated by the UN as a threat of terrorism against the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people to practice their self-determination. Throughout modern history, the US has engaged in such terrorist actions countless times against the people of South America and the rest of the world.
As if to make their intentions known, the US has assigned Elliot Abrams the task of ‘restoring democracy’ in Venezuela. Who is he? He was once convicted for withholding information from US Congress. He was later pardoned by George H.W. Bush in 1991. He is also responsible for assisting a genocide in Nicaragua by the US that was used to oust the then socialist president.
The battle between the legitimate president of Venezuela and US imperialism is far from over.