Letter From President Maduro As US Threatens Venezuela With War

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Above photo: President Maduro meets with a peace delegation from the United States and Canada in March 2019 where he expressed a desire for peace between our countries but said that Venezuela was prepared to defend itself if necessary.

NOTE: Associated Press reports the United States is sending naval ships to patrol the Caribbean as the US falsely accuses the Maduro administration with trafficking narcotics while ignoring the countries actually engaged in drug trafficking such as US allies Ecuador, Colombia and Honduras.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro.” AP adds, “The deployment is one of the largest U.S. military operations in the region since the 1989 invasion of Panama to remove Gen. Manuel Noriega from power and bring him to the U.S. to face drug charges. It involves assets like Navy warships, AWACS surveillance aircraft and on-ground special forces seldom seen before in the region.”

This aggressive action follows many attempts to undermine the democratically-elected and Constitutional government of Venezuela led by President Maduro and signals a prelude to an outright military attack by the US on Venezuela.  – MF

From President Nicolas Maduro Moros

To the Peoples of the World,

In greeting you, with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As it is publicly known, last March 26, the government of the United States announced a very serious action against a group of high officials of the Venezuelan State, including the Constitutional President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.

This action consisted in the presentation of a formal accusation before the American judicial system, which is not only by illegal in itself, by also seeks to support a false accusation of drug trafficking and terrorism, with the sole objective of simulating the alleged judicialization of the Venezuelan authorities.

This American performance includes the unusual offer of an international reward to anyone who provides information about the President and the high Venezuelan officials, leading to a dangerous moment of tension in the continent. I, therefore, consider it necessary to make an account of the facts, which reveal the perverse plot behind the accusations of the Department of Justice.

Just one day before, on March 25, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounced before national and international public opinion the development in Colombian territory of an operation aimed at attempting against the life of President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, his family members, and high State officials; as well as attacking civil and military objectives in our country, accusing Mr. Clíver Alcalá, a retired general of the Venezuelan armed forces, of being the military chief of that operation.

This denouncement was made with all responsibility, after a control operation in the road to the north of Colombia, near the border with Venezuela was announced on March 24, in which the police of that country captured a batch or war weapons in a civilian vehicle.

The investigations revealed that it was a sophisticated arsenal aimed at a group of former Venezuelan and Colombian military and paramilitary personnel who were training in camps located in Colombian territory.

On March 26, the aforementioned Clíver Alcalá, gave a statement to a Colombian media outlet -from his residence in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia- in which he confirmed his participation in the reported events, confessing to being the military leader of the operation and revealing that the weapons were purchased by order of Mr. Juan Guaidó, national deputy, who calls himself interim President of Venezuela and serves as Washington’s operator in the country. He also confirmed that the weapons were intended to carry out a military operation to assassinate senior members of the Venezuelan State and Government and to produce a coup d’état in Venezuela.

Mr. Alcalá clarified that the weapons were purchased through a contract signed by himself, Mr. Juan Guaidó, U.S. advisors and Mr.Juan José Rendón, political advisor to President Iván Duque, and carried out with the knowledge of Colombian government authorities.

In the face of this confession, the unusual response of the United States government has been the publication of the accusations mentioned at the beginning of this letter, with the extravagant inclusion of the name of Mr. Alcalá, as if he were part of the Venezuelan authorities and not a mercenary hired by the United States to carry out a terrorist operation against the Venezuelan government.

As a demonstration of this statement, I need no more proof than to mention the alleged capture of Mr. Alcalá by Colombian security forces and his immediate surrender to U.S. DEA authorities, in a curious act in which the prisoner, without handcuffs, was shaking hands with his captors, right in front of the stairs of the plane that would take him on a special VIP flight to the United States, which shows that in reality, this whole set-up is about the rescue of someone they consider a U.S. agent.

It must be stressed that the unsuccessful armed operation was originally designed to be executed at the end of this month, while all of Venezuela is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Actually, this is precisely the main battle that concerns humanity today.

A battle that our nation is successfully waging, having managed to stop the contagion curve, reinforcing health provisions and keeping the population in a massive quarantine, with a low number of positive cases and deaths.

For all these reasons, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela alerts our brothers and sisters of political organizations and social movements around the world about the reckless and criminal steps being taken by the administration of Donald Trump which, despite the frightening acceleration of the growth of COVID-19 affecting the American people, seems determined to deepen its policy of aggression against sovereign states in the region, and especially against the Venezuelan people.

During the pandemic, the U.S. government, instead of focusing on policies of global cooperation in health and prevention, has increased unilateral coercive measures, has rejected requests from the international community to lift or make flexible the illegal sanctions that prevent Venezuela from accessing medicines, medical equipment, and food.

At the same time, it has banned humanitarian flights from the United States to Venezuela to repatriate hundreds of Venezuelans trapped in the economic and health crisis in the northern country.

By denouncing these serious facts, Venezuela ratifies its unwavering will to maintain a relationship of respect and cooperation with all nations, especially in this unprecedented circumstance that forces responsible governments to work together and put aside their differences, as is the case with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under such serious circumstances, I request your invaluable support in the face of this unusual and arbitrary persecution, executed through a new version of that rancid McCarthyism unleashed after World War II. At that time, they willingly labeled their adversaries as Communists in order to persecute them; today they do so by means of the whimsical categories of terrorists or drug traffickers, without having any evidence whatsoever.

Condemning and neutralizing today these unjustifiable attacks against Venezuela will be very useful to prevent Washington from launching similar campaigns against other peoples and governments of the world tomorrow. We must all adhere to the principles of the United Nations Charter, to prevent excessive unilateralism from leading to international chaos.

Brothers and sisters of the world, you can be absolutely sure that Venezuela will stand firm in its fight for peace and that, under any circumstances, it will prevail. No imperialist aggression, however ferocious it may be, will divert us from the sovereign and independent path that we have forged for 200 years, nor will it distance us from the sacred obligation to preserve the life and health of our people in the face of the frightening global pandemic of COVID-19.

I take this opportunity to express my solidarity and that of the people of Venezuela to all the peoples who today also suffer serious consequences from the effects of the pandemic. If we are obliged to draw any lesson from all this difficult experience, it is precisely that only together we can move forward. The political and economic models that advocate selfishness and individualism have demonstrated their total failure to face this situation. Let us firmly advance towards a new World with justice and social equality, in which the happiness and fullness of the human being is the center of our actions.

I appreciate the solidarity that you have permanently expressed towards my country and my people, denouncing the criminal blockade to which we and many other nations are subjected. I take this opportunity to reiterate my respect and affection, and to invite you to continue united, plowing a future of hope and dignity.

  • Western exceptionalism

    As a citizen of the world, I can not take seriously the letter of a fascist leader (although it wasnt him that wrote the letter). The fact that American foreign ministry is criminal does not mean we have to turn a blind eye to the systematic violations of human rights committed by Maduro evil regime. We all know of the selective extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detentions, and deaths and injuries caused by the excessive use of force of Maduro regime toward political opposition and those who oppose him in general, and the deployment of pro-Maduro paramilitaries organization that are reminiscent of the secret police agencies typically employed by former communist states. And of course, stopping/blockaiding foreign aid from reaching the poor Venezuelan people also constitute a crime against mankind, also reminiscent of the “collective” effort of communist countries to prevent its people from getting exposed to foreign influences, in fear of defection.

  • Calgacus

    We all know of ?

    Really? Like usual “we all know of” things, like the ludicrous drug allegations, that is just fabrication.

    Maduro is not a very good leader. He rejected competent economic advice and listened to deluded morons who – in the name of “socialism” followed the Washington / IMF playbook of how to wreck a developing economy!

    But he was elected, has done nothing out of the ordinary in the context of the vicious and criminal US behavior to Venezuela. The US is rather more repressive and in need of guidance toward democracy and the rule of law than Venezuela.

  • voza0db

    Never let a good FAKE PANDEMIC be wasted!

  • Western exceptionalism

    Armed attacks against the population, Venezuelan lawmakers backing
    motion blaming Maduro for economic crisis, journalists kidnapped and
    threatened by pro-Maduro paramilitary guerilla organizations, and so
    on.

    We have seen them all.

  • voza0db

    Are you talking about the USofT or Venezuela? I can’t tell the difference…

  • voza0db

    Again… you seem to be talking about the USofT! You need to be more specific.

  • Margaret Flowers

    Wow. I am shocked by your comments, but they do reflect what many people in the United States believe because of the pro-imperialist narrative pushed by the corporate media. What I found in my visit to Venezuela and work with Venezuelan social movements is that what people hear in the US corporate media is the opposite of truth. Venezuela is a deeply democratic country that puts the needs of people first. It is members of the opposition (not all of them, some are in dialogue with the Maduro administration) who are fascist, violent, human rights abusers. The Maduro administration has taken a careful approach towards the opposition because it knows the US will use any excuse to intervene in Venezuela. You mention foreign aid – Venezuela takes plenty of foreign aid but not the kind offered by the US that requires overthrow of the democratically-elected Constitutional government. You call yourself western exceptionalism and here you are espousing western exceptionalism rhetoric. I’m not sure what to think of that. We have worked to dispel these myths about Venezuela at Popular Resistance. If you are interested in learning what you will not hear in the corporate media, I suggest you visit https://PopularResistance.org/tag/venezuela/.

  • Western exceptionalism

    I am not American and do not watch American media. Whats going on in Venezuela is common truth and spoken by Venezuelan refugees themselves.

    Unfortunately, I can not contribute more to this discussion as it is not allowed to post links/sources here.

  • Vickie Zabaras

    I support Maduro no matter what propaganda you say

  • Vickie Zabaras

    You are a fascist propagandist

  • Vickie Zabaras

    Fascist are worse

  • Vickie Zabaras

    💙💚💙💚💙💚

  • Bob Maschi

    This kind of comment will cost lives. It is not fake, it is real. Even the Venezuelan government thinks so. Exactly whose side do you think you’re on?

  • Bob Maschi

    Many unknowledgeable people only think they are smart. No problem, it’s a large group you should feel very comfy being a member of.

  • kevinzeese

    Wow. You are swallowing the false US propaganda. Do you realize your comments are false? Or are you intentionally spreading falsehoods?

  • emernel

    If you want to really understand Venezuela I’ll tell about the time I was volunteering at a local community resource center, there was a woman working there, she told me she was from Venezuela and then she qualified her statement by saying “but I am Spanish”.

  • pajarito

    solidarity and support for the Venezuelan people and the duly elected government of Nicolas Maduro! Stop another barbaric US intervention!

  • rgaura

    It can be real, and also used as a cover for nefarious purposes.

  • voza0db

    Where were you over the last decades?!

  • voza0db

    The only thing that cost lives is INDIVIDUAL IRRESPONSIBILITY and IGNORANCE.

    Ask Margaret! She has a background in “medicine” maybe she can clarify what I wrote for you…

  • Al R Suarez

    Maduro prevails in insurmountable situations of adversity, usually caused by the US, in this case, made worse by the US. Whatever criticism people may have of him, he is maintaining Chavez’s legacy honorably, and Chavez picked him as his successor for a reason, as well as the Venezuelan people who have ELECTED him twice as president.

  • chetdude

    Most of those “armed attacks” you’ve seen on your phone were perpetrated by goons employed by Guaido and the Venezuelan Oligarch Class against the Venezuelan People.

  • Darrell benz

    I’m totally ashamed of my government here in the United States , with the world in the grips of a pandemic it still chooses to cause suffer throughout the world , this is not the government of the people but a government of imperialistic lunatics ; Instead of setting an example of leadership & friendship it chooses to do the opposite ; The United Nations needs to grow a backbone and standup against the murderous aggression of the United States .

  • Al R Suarez

    You cannot take someone seriously who equates Communism with Fascism and who glorifies Western exceptionalism and Empire.

  • Al R Suarez

    Maduro like Chavez saved Venezuela from the IMF, in fact Chavez when the oil prices were high helped save countries like Argentina from the IMF. The IMF never pretended to be Socialist its Capitalist.

  • Al R Suarez

    Many upper class Venezuelans are proud of their European ancestry and have disdain for the lower classes and darker people like Chavez and Maduro.

  • Al R Suarez

    I would not be surprised if you were sent here to make us leftists look like irresponsible conspiracy theorists, we follow the example of Maduro, and take precautions to avoid the spread of the virus no matter the cause. Maduro has put a freeze on rent for 6 months and protected wages, can we say we did that in the US even with the stimulus? Some people are getting loans for mortgages, still putting us in debt, but its class warfare here in the US Empire where people who dont own homes are getting screwed.

  • voza0db

    Clearly you didn’t understand what I wrote!

    In your country ~20 per 100.000 people dies every year from viral or bacterial pneumonia.

    Where were you? Did you behave ALL those years like you are behaving this year? Didn’t you care about infecting other during ALL those years?

  • bobfairlane

    Cohen19 is a semitic scam for martial laws and transfer of wealth.

  • bobfairlane

    Fkuc your hoax

  • bobfairlane

    Good

  • John Cook

    My opinion is you’re either an idiot, ignorant, or a dumb ass that believes what they’re being told to believe. Maduro and Chavez won’t kowtow to America and we want their oil and mineral resources, period! And to achieve that stated goal, the US corporate criminal government will lie, kill by sanctions that are created to kill, cause suffering and anger the most vulnerable in the country in hopes they’ll do their best to overthrow their elected president, military coup or direct act of war. The common truth is Maduro’s Venezuela’s elected president and we’re doing our best to overthrow his government for Venezuela’s resources.