Bolivarian National Armed Force Categorically Rejects New Interventionist Statements by Donald Trump
The attempted coup d’état against the legitimately established Venezuelan Government, which has been under way for some time and has taken on greater force since the beginning of this year; has placed the Bolivarian National Armed Force at the centre of the debate, which is clearly not convenient, since political differences within Venezuela must be resolved through the mechanisms established in the national constitution, and in no case through force.
In this context, yesterday we were able to observe an act of extreme arrogance and terrible foolishness on the part of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, when referring to our country. The tone and content of his statements reveal at first sight the very dangerous attitude of those who unfortunately direct the destinies of a military power that, in its excessive imperial eagerness, has been orchestrating an interventionist plan against the nation.
In this sense it is imperative to reiterate before the world that we are in the presence of an escalation that has resorted to the method of hybrid warfare, to suffocate the economy by imposing an economic and financial blockade, which is intended to generate ungovernability, chaos and anarchy. We know very well that its true purpose is none other than to take possession of national wealth.
It is unusual that, in flagrant violation of the elementary norms of international law, the Venezuelan military is being ordered to promote or encourage a confrontation with its nationals under the pretext of “humanitarian aid”. Let’s imagine for a moment how a ruler would be seen asking US troops to disregard their Commander in Chief and disobey his authority.
It is not conceivable that the Armed Forces of any country, including that of the United States of America, would receive threats in the vulgar and insolent manner that President Donald Trump has made, also trying to blackmail us with a supposed amnesty while at the same time trying to intimidate us with coercion.
President Donald Trump definitely ignores completely the eminently Bolivarian, anti-imperialist and professional character of our institution, which for several decades has been the guarantor of democracy, always strictly attached to the constitution and laws of the republic, on the basis of which the election of citizen Nicolás Maduro Moros, as President for the period 2019 – 2025, was realized through the popular vote, to whom the generals and admirals, superior officers, junior officers, professional troops and enlisted troops; all soldiers of the homeland, we unreservedly reiterate obedience, subordination and loyalty.
The Bolivarian National Armed Force will never accept orders from any government or foreign power, nor from any authority that does not come from the sovereign decision of the people, and will remain deployed and alert along the borders, as our commander in chief has ordered, to avoid any violation of the integrity of its territory.
Threats, blackmail and coercion will not fragment our unity and moral strength, since we are not mercenaries who are sold to the highest bidder; we are the worthy heirs of Bolívar, Zamora and Chávez, and faithful to their principles, we will defend the most sacred interests of the Venezuelan people; their freedom, sovereignty and independence.
“CHÁVEZ LIVES… THE HOMELAND GOES ON.”
“INDEPENDENCE AND SOCIALIST HOMELAND…
WE WILL LIVE AND CONQUER.”
“THE SUN OF VENEZUELA IS BORN IN THE ESEQUIBO”
“LOYAL ALWAYS, TRAITORS NEVER.”
VLADIMIR PADRINO LÓPEZ