By Carlos Aznárez
Just like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the NATO, with regard to the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, the Venezuelan right wing opposition has not abandoned its intention of removing Nicolas Maduro’s government. They practice war games again and again, in a territory they’d like to see turned into rubble, as Aleppo or Homs. The most recent phase of the continuous and exhausting process, which has strengthen after Hugo Chavez’ death, is marked by the hysteric “rebellion” of the opposition who now runs the National Assembly. It insists, once again, in promoting a big lie, in the style of Goebbels, by accusing Nicolás Maduro of being a Colombian citizen and, on the other hand, approving the political trial against the legitimate President.
This is not surprising at a time when there is a slow, yet solid, economic recuperation (there is an increase in the price of oil), a better result at the fight against economic war and the arrival of food and medicine for the population. It’s not a coincidence that the Empire’s Trojan horse, General Secretary of the OAS, Luis Almagro is insisting on going after Venezuela. Also, Washington has given the order of making the situation more difficult, promoting a media flood against the Revolution, whose best of examples are journal El País and ABC from Spain, as well as other sensationalist journalists.
Each time this happens we remember the 2002 images when these same characters promoted two Coup D’etat, but now, there is a people determined not to let them succeed. The occupation of the NA premises by the Chavist men and women who are fed up of such impunity, was a necessary act of vindication and it will probably not be sanctioned by the officialism. Venezuela is experiencing a new and difficult test in which the enemy is trying to overthrow the unity of the people and the Army, and who wants to show an unstructured image of Chavist’s political apparatus. However, despite the new offensive actions of the opposition, the Venezuelan people resists and continues defending the Revolution. The main fight for socialism will take place in the streets, occupying territories against the paramilitarism (local and foreign), patrolling the most important locations to avoid unpleasant surprises and allowing the most combative cores of Chavism to express their dissatisfaction against the coup leaders.
It’s difficult to imagine how violent can the situation get, but it’s clear that applying a policy that can generate trust between the most loyal men and women becomes more and more urgent. After what happen in Brazil and Argentina, where they preferred to pave the way for transnational companies, it’s very important not to be tempted by the “good prices” of oil. We should take measures that can choke the Venezuelan bourgeoisie -like nationalizing the strategic areas- and restore to those (local and foreign) who are willing to defend the revolutionary process.
In terms of International solidarity, we must try to be alert so as to denounce the new coup attempts and to mobilize against the enemies in every country where Venezuela is associated with dignity and Revolution.