Our translation from telesurtv.net with commentary by Vince Dhimos. We refer to our article of March 4, 2019, which started out with a video of violence perpetrated by the opposition during the famous “guarimbas,” riots in 2014 that the Western media keep telling us were “peaceful,” but people somehow got killed by these peace loving US-backed car-burning rioters. One of the captions on the screen of the video said:
“Leopoldo López, the brains behind the death and injuries in Caracas. The State no longer has any excuses [not] to punish this murderer.”
In today’s attempted coup, this murderer López was released from captivity by the turncoat military people but when it was clear that the coup would fail, López found refuge in the Spanish embassy.
What is known about the military rebels in Venezuela?
The insurgent military asked for asylum in the embassy of Brazil in Venezuela.
At dawn today, Tuesday, a small group of soldiers in Venezuela rebelled, in complicity with the extreme right. Some claimed to have been deceived by their superiors, but another 25 did so with treacherous intent.
The right and the US government have tried to implant the idea that it is not a coup d'état, but "a military action to restore the constitutional thread in Venezuela." That is, to attach an alternative name to the overthrow of a president elected by popular vote, Nicolás Maduro.
The name "coup d'état" is not in the vocabulary of US National Security Advisor John Bolton, who admitted that the destabilization in Venezuela has been planned and supports regime change by the means necessary.
The group of armed rebels supported the opposition siege of La Carlota Air Base, but not only with slogans, pots and good intentions, as the right-wing media have historically wanted to convey.
The rebel military men had blue ribbons that differentiated them from the rest and fired both at the military defending the people’s interests, and at the group of violent demonstrators who were at the Altamira distributor road, a road section to the east of the capital.
Madelein Garcia [tweet]
1. I was in #LaCarlota when we heard a flurry of shots coming from the #Altamira distributor road occupied by a group of turncoat soldiers, and this was just at moment when they were shooting, watch carefully, even the civilians who were there also took out their weapons.
The military men were not the only ones armed. The opposition was also armed and was participating in clashes with the objective of entering or seizing La Carlota base, an objective that they did not achieve because it was held by the Armed Forces.
In the afternoon, the Brazilian government confirmed that it approved asylum in its embassy for the 25 soldiers, who are low-ranking, not generals or high commanding officers.