December 17, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos – Translated from Mision Verdad.
CARACAS, Venezuela – The military invasion of Venezuelan territory began, especially since 2002, with the Colombian paramilitary groups – the arm of the army and the corporations – that in alliance with NGOs that were financed from the US. They especially financed political parties of the Venezuelan right-wingers and businesses linked to money laundering (such as the business of buying foreign currency and broken gold that scream daily in downtown Caracas without anyone stopping them). They have trained the Venezuelan criminal gangs and are now mostly born in this territory who are beginning to execute revolutionaries, and have conducted various terrorist actions to achieve control of the country.
The belligerence assumed by Juan Manuel Santos against the convocation to the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) and the recent announcement of the mobilization of troops towards the border, should not go unnoticed. It is important to add to this “United America” military exercise, which took place in the Brazilian Amazon with the participation of the armies of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and the US in November 2017, placed a couple of new actors in the possible military action against Venezuela and warns about the possibility that this is not carried out by the northwest border, traditionally guarded, but by the southwest of the country. Regardless of the border they choose or the false flag operation they use to justify a war, the latest statements by some US senators about the willingness to support Colombia in an eventual conflict with Venezuela make up a real probability.
At the beginning of this investigation, it was the theory of who writes that this action would not materialize until 2019, when the Damascus Doctrine would have been implanted and the new Colombian government would assume power. But the recent call to the ANC – which has reactivated Chavismo – added to the gradual delegitimization of the leadership of the Venezuelan right to its followers, seems to have tipped the balance in favor of the revolutionary process.
The internal war that has been unleashed is not yet near its end, but it seems to be leading to a turn in favor of institutionalism to defeat the last military operations of territorial control (guarimbas) and terrorism, which began this year. This battle has caused more than 100 deaths, mostly of young revolutionary men, the military and police, also young, evidencing a clear profile of the victims.
This possible Bolivarian victory can force the pressure of the international right again before the incapacity of the national right. However, the costs of a direct US invasion are very high at this time for the US government and this is where Colombia enters the board. The movements of Colombian tanks a little more than a month towards the border of the Guajira, for example, and the heating of microphones, can only be the preamble. It is very possible that the government of Colombia, as an imperial agent, has tried with this action, to study the response capacity of the Bolivarian Government and the internal response in this new scenario in which they have regained power over some frontier territories that were previously under the control of the FARC-EP (communist revolutionaries in Colombia).
Anyway, we must not lose sight of what the Damascus Doctrine defines as the Permanent Threat System (SAP), persists and will not cease to be a priority for the Colombian government, which will still find great resistance in the town, so that the “unemployment” of its personnel will not be total as announced. His dream of absolute control does not seem to materialize and popular resistance actions-like the Buenaventura strike-show it. But the possibility is certain that the new defeat of the internal destabilization plans in Venezuela will lead to this new move of imperialism against a country that not only has attractive oil and mining reserves but, in spite of the errors and shortcomings, continues to be , without a doubt, a hope that rises as an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the imperialist plans in “Our America”.
We must not forget the importance of making analysis more complex when it comes to historical processes and that geopolitics has more to study probabilities than exact predictions, but this fratricidal war must be avoided before it becomes a possibility, and that is the intention of these lines. In the Venezuelan territory the class struggle represented in two opposing Latin American historical projects is discussed: that of Bolívar and that of Santander. Santos and López represent the same historical project and this can be evidenced, for example, in the common properties of large binational businesses, which go beyond corporate “bachaquerismo”.
Given the proposed scenario, the most important thing is not to lose the class approach when taking sides in the conflicts that already exist between both countries and those that will arise. The frontal struggle against xenophobia is fundamental. It seems a truism, but the previous confrontations between Uribe and Chávez, Santos and Maduro, left some leftist leaders of both countries ill because – paraphrasing Bolívar – nationalism without historical conscience is a scourge.
The presidential elections of 2018 in Colombia and the peace process, in particular the dialogue table that takes place with the ELN, which is now the largest armed group in Colombia, are a scenario that from this side of the border must be assessed. There will be a great difference for what may happen in Venezuela if this process ends only in a demobilization and disarmament event or if, on the contrary, it constitutes a politicizing process of the debate about the conflict that could activate the Colombian people in the defense of their rights and really generate a political accumulation for the Colombian Revolution and in principle for Peace with social justice.
So it is imperative, support the pressure to comply with agreements with the FARC, continue with the support of the Venezuelan government to the dialogue table Government of Colombia-ELN, activate the real accompaniment of the Chavez forces and the great Colombian community. Venezuelan for that process to be better than the previous one and to place itself at the forefront of the global denunciation of the violation of fundamental rights against the Colombian people whose protests are seen as part of the SAP, and therefore judicially and brutally repressed. It must be the task of the Latin American left, but above all of the Bolivarian People of Colombia and of Venezuela, that in the immediate future the conditions are created for a result that is moderately favorable to the progressive forces in the elections of Colombia in 2018.
In short, we must continue to build peace but with a geopolitical vision, class consciousness and sincere internationalism, while continuing to prepare for war, but not against other Peoples, but against the enemies of the Bolivarian historical project.
The historical accumulation of the great Colombian migration that inhabits Venezuela must be put to the order of the defense of this process and the Venezuelan Revolution should propose to collect it. This time gained we must use it as recommended by Ho Chi Min: prolong the struggle to accumulate experiences and develop our forces managing the time factor in a scientific way. Let us always remember that this hero of the anti-imperialist struggle identified two types of war, the just war against oppression, domination and aggression, and the unjust and aggressive one that tries to impose the yoke of domination on another state, another people.