The visit in recent days of Kurt Tidd, head of the Southern Command of the United States, to Colombia, arouses suspicions and leads some to think that the order to attack Venezuela is already given.
Tidd said that Bogotá and Washington must continue working to overcome “security threats” that require mutual work to break them, according to reports in the newspaper El Espectador, in Colombia. The high US official said that “Colombians have much to be proud of and we join other democratic nations in expressing admiration for their firm commitment to the values we share”, a statement that apparently refers to that country became a great ‘aircraft carriers’ for the deployment of Washington media.
International commentators say that the fight against drug trafficking hides plans against Venezuela, something perhaps behind the deployment of Operation Atlas, the largest in recent years, which added almost 10 thousand men of the military and police forces with which they face the networks of drug traffickers in Tumaco and its surrounding areas.
On the morning of February 10, the US admiral met behind closed doors with Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas and other senior officials, with whom he tries to coordinate efforts in the “construction of peace and security” in the region., according to the authorities, a drug trafficking fief.
General Tidd arrived in Colombia just two days after the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, met with President Juan Manuel Santos in New Granada, to adjust plans against the authorities of Caracas, including ordering the failure of the dialogue that It should conclude with the signing of a peaceful coexistence agreement in Santo Domingo.
In this meeting, the Colombian president emphasized the importance for the region of “restoring the democratic channel in Venezuela”, so the visit of the commander of the Southern Command of the United States could be linked with plans to continue the destabilization of the government of Nicolás Maduro
It is clear that something is cooking against the Venezuelan people and behind the fight against drugs there is a threat in which could participate, among other means, ‘a joint naval force between the United States, Colombia and Mexico’ to allegedly block the exit of drugs from the Colombian Pacific coast.
Regarding this situation, the Venezuelan academic and analyst Sergio Rodríguez Gelfestein wrote: If we accept the well-known maxim of Von Clausewitz that ‘war is the continuation of politics by other means’, to which Lenin added’ … by violent means’, we would have to affirm that as it is said in military terms: ‘the combat order was given’.
The Venezuelan scholar affirms that ‘the preparation of the war has already begun. In the Catatumbo, region of the Department of Norte de Santander, bordering Venezuela, specifically in the towns of Tibú and Tarra, the illegal armed groups have taken control of security, an advance of what may be in progress against Caracas.
It specifies that in Villa del Rosario, in the same department, the armed group ‘Los Pelusos’ and the self-proclaimed Gaitanista Autodefensas de Colombia (AGC) fight in the search to take control of six neighborhoods (Galán, La Palmita, Pueblito Español, Montevideo, May Day and San Jose) of this city of 90 thousand inhabitants, where they have been deployed to prepare the invasion of Venezuela at the sight of the army and the authorities of Bogotá.
In the area of Cúcuta, on the border with Venezuela, paramilitaries operate under the command of ‘Cochas’, alias Luis Jesús Escamilla Melo, head of the Paramilitary Army of Norte de Santander (EPN) and in Venezuela already has representation in Llano Jorge and San Antonio del Táchira, says the source.
Along with this, denounces Rodriguez, there are demonstrations in the US military bases in Colombia and the arrival of a contingent of 415 members of the United States Air Force to Panama, who arrived illegally in the country, even before that government authorize his presence.
Likewise, the preparation of the Trade winds 2017 naval maneuvers in June of last year in Barbados, less than one thousand 100 kilometers of the Venezuelan coast and the AmazonLog17 military exercises in the Brazilian Amazon, with the participation of troops, should be considered as part of these preparations. from that country, in addition to Colombia and Peru, in November of last year, only 700 kilometers from the Venezuelan border.
On the other hand, it is striking the presence of US military in Tumaco, according to Tidd to ‘counteract the security threats’ although evidently, they are part of the plan of aggression against Venezuela.
Also, the arrival in Panama of the 415 members of the US Armed Forces is seen as part of the creation of support and logistics points for the operation undertaken against Venezuela, with a view to ending the Government of President Nicolás Maduro.
Undoubtedly, in these preparations, the Southern Command of the United States participates in the first place, a joint military force of more than one thousand 201 people, between the military and civilians, with personnel of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard and other federal agencies.
A prominent place appears to be assigned to two fast-acting US military bases installed in the communities of Vichada and Leticia, in the Colombian department of Amazonas, bordering Venezuela in the south-west of the country, according to reports.
These bases, which are added to those already existing, represent an important step in the military occupation of Colombia, considered by the late US Senator Paul Coverdell as a necessary preliminary action to invade Venezuela.
Also, the 2009 military agreement between Washington and Bogota allows Americans greater access to military bases, including Palanquero, considered strategic because of its position in the Americas.
In the siege of Venezuela, in addition, the US assault troops stationed at the ‘control and monitoring’ bases Reina Sofía, of Aruba, and Hato Rey, of Curaçao, and the operations center would have a seat at the Palmerola base., in Honduras, the largest foreign installation of that nature in Latin American territory.
The alerts expressed by different media and experts do not seem unfounded, and to give certainty are the visits of Tillerson and Tidd to the region, and especially to Colombia, without a doubt the spearhead against their liberators of centuries ago.