The United States accuses Venezuela without any evidence and deploys military maneuvers in the middle of a global pandemic.
On March 26, 2020, Washington listed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros, along with other top officials in the country, as a narco-terrorist, while announcing the «US war against drugs» in the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific.
Accusations that take place in the middle of declarations of “democratic transition” and incitements to the invasion of Venezuela, while, worryingly, General Milley announced the arrival of ships from the Indo-Pacific Command and the European Command, in unison with the Norfolk naval fleet, which have sailed to the Caribbean.
«Between April 3 and 4, 2020, perturbing reports from different news sources in Colombia, as well as social media, have shown videos of the mobilization of the armed forces in Colombia near the border with Venezuela, in the north of Santander and Cúcuta, some of which seem to indicate US involvement. Although the Colombian military force has said that such mobilizations correspond to «anti-narcotic» exercises and deny foreign military intervention, there are still unanswered questions regarding the current presence of the United States military force in Colombia and the region.»
However, official reports from the United Nations, as well as from independent experts in the field of drugs and the fight against drug trafficking, do not present any evidence to support the accusations issued against Venezuelan officials. Rather the opposite.
World Drug Report 2019
In the UN Office for Drugs and Crime report, corresponding to 2019 (The World Drug Report 2019), which consists of 64 pages, surprisingly, not a single mention of Venezuela appears. While, the United States appears in almost all the subjects of the mentioned report.
Meantime, Colombia is presented as the largest producer of cocaine worldwide, and the United States as the most important consumer.
On the other hand, comparative reports that allow the crossing of information before and after the US anti-drugs plans, in countries such as Afghanistan, Mexico or Colombia, indicate an increasing in drug production. This information would allow us to infer that the military involvement of Washington in the referred countries is directly related to the growth of drug production and control.
It is paradoxical how the United States government accuses President Maduro Moros and other Venezuelan officials, without providing any evidence and contradicting official reports.
Rather than continue to accuse as terrorists and drug traffickers, or sanction a quarter of the world’s population that is not submissive to their interests, the US government would do better to focus its efforts on its policies against the pandemic, which has led US as epicenter of covid-19, or, respond to real and serious accusations of crimes against humanity, such as:
The crimes committed in Guantanamo prison, the invasion of Iraq, the invasion of Afghanistan, the brutal murder of African Americans by the US police, their role in creating and support ISIS, the US support in the coups d’etat in Latin America, its support to the Zionist regime in the massacres, infanticides and occupation in Palestine, its support for the Saudi government to commit massacres in Yemen, the recent assassinations of Generals Suleimani and Muhandis in Iraq, among others.
We strongly condemn Washington’s permanent aggression against Venezuela and its «maximum pressure» policy against any country that defends its right to self-determination.
We demand the immediate lifting of the illegitimate and inhumane sanctions that kill thousands of civilians in Venezuela, Iran, Palestine, Yemen, Cuba, among others, preventing them from fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
These acts of interference in sovereignty, as well as the maintenance of sanctions in times of pandemic, are in violation of international humanitarian law, and the Geneva Convention.
We appeal to global solidarity for the right to life and sovereignty of the peoples of the world.