Caracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A growing clamor for support for Venezuela rises today after the failed assassination attempt a week ago to kill President Nicolas Maduro and the public and military leadership.
Millions of people here and beyond the seas, governments, political and social organizations of the most varied tendencies condemned the unsuccessful attempt of assassination executed by elements of the local far right with the support of external factors.
The event, which took place on August 4 during the ceremony for the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, received a resounding global rejection that accentuated the criticism against terrorism.
Before the demonstrations of solidarity, Maduro thanked on Twitter the governments and their peoples, international organizations, unions, social movements and political parties for condemning terrorism. ‘In Venezuela, peace will always triumph,’ he said.
Regarding this fact, analysts and political commentators from different latitudes pointed out that the assassinations of the highest governmental figure are usually catastrophic and their execution can generate consequences that are rarely predictable.
Along these lines, Roberto Hernández, writer and President of the Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies (CELARG), maintained that ‘an attack can initiate a chain of chaotic, unpredictable, unmanageable events,’ something that is part of the plans against the Bolivarian Revolution.
The academic stressed that ‘the Empire does not care (the consequences of these actions) because it seeks to precisely cause chaos in the planet, as it is doing everywhere.’
The terrorist action documented in the investigations showed the complicity of Colombian authorities and oligarchy with local extremists.
The attempted assassination of the President and the detonation of explosives in drones during a public and massive event bring together all the elements that characterize a terrorist action. However, the Venezuelan analyst Leopoldo Puchi remarked very clearly ‘the absence of a clear condemnation of the attack by the factors opposed to the Venezuelan government, both internal and external.’
On the other hand, some sources estimate that this fact may be a foretaste of actions to be triggered during the development of the Unitas 2018 operation, which naval units will carry out from August 30 to September 12 in the Neo-Granadian nation and that some denunciations consider it part of the aggression against Venezuela.