A serious invasion threat of the Yankee boot looms over the sacred ground of the Fatherland of Bolívar, which in recent years has surrounded the Venezuelan people with sanctions and a criminal economic blockade, preventing Venezuelan women and men from having a normal life, just like the rest of the people in Latin America and other nations of the world.
And there are those who ask themselves, what is the reason why the United States takes this type of action against Venezuela? Why does they want to militarily invade this “Land of Grace”? These doubts are clarified by the internationalist Laila Tajeldine, who assures us that the South American country contains a set of elements that make the US consider Venezuela a threat to its own interests, and for that reason it has developed a set of actions against our country, such as the recognition of Juan Guaidó as alleged president in charge of Venezuela.
“We must understand that this action is part of the policy of the United States towards those countries that do not respond to their interests. The control of resources has been part of its foreign policy for many years,” says the analyst.
She states that we must take into account that this nation is the world’s leading power and its level of consumption of resources and the quality of living of its population is quite high, and in Venezuela, since the arrival of the Bolivarian Revolution to power, we have taken actions to force the nation of the North to pay a fair price for our resources, starting with oil.
Venezuela prevents them from controlling Latin America
“The US has specific interests in Venezuela, not only economic or control over resources, but also political because Venezuela is the bulwark of revolutions on a regional scale; and for that country (the US) it is important to maintain, through the Monroe Doctrine, a control over our territory, and Venezuela is an impediment for the US control of the entire Caribbean. At present, the countries that make up the Caribbean have not been totally controlled by the US because Venezuela is a rock that has prevented such an action. ”
Tajeldine states that this has led to Caribbean nations having strong sovereign positions, and the US considers that this is the fault of Venezuela, and therefore sees our country as a serious threat. She specifies that this has led the Yankee empire to apply sanctions and pressure on the Homeland of Bolívar.
– Then there are more threats to come?
“There is a series of actions on the part of the United States to destabilize the Bolivarian Government,” explains Tajeldine, “because when there are nations structured with well-established systems and institutions, they do not respond in any way to the interests of the gringos; therefore, to the extent that there is chaos in those countries, to that extent the US can benefit, because through the inducing of controlled chaos they can have control of the resources of some countries.
The expert recalled what happened with Syria in 2011, when the US attacked the government of Bashar Al Assad and formed a transitional government, ignoring the president and using that as an excuse for the sending of terrorist groups, whose actions were attributed to the constituted government of Al Assad, and this could be applied in Venezuela.
-As the excuse that they have at the moment with the humanitarian aid?
– Humanitarian aid is another form of intervention. President Nicolás Maduro said it clearly, because with that they intend to humiliate the people of Venezuela. That is to say, they retain more than 23 billion dollars from Venezuela, but on the other hand they intend to send a kind of alms, which have a very great intention underneath that is to justify an intervention through this supposed humanitarian aid.
-The International Red Cross told the US that they can not send humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the consent of Nicolás Maduro’s government.
– There is a resolution of the United Nations, which is 16.182, which talks about humanitarian crises and specifies when they occur, and those are situations that exceed the usual and can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. In Venezuela you are not in that situation. Cases where they may occur, is when there is a civil war, earthquake, tornadoes, famines, among other things, and it is the constituted government that requests this humanitarian aid, and does so through the coordination of the Government itself, not violating thus the sovereignty of a country, that is, the different organizations must work in a coordinated manner with the State. In this case it was denied that Venezuela is going through any of these situations, it is the Government that has to request it, and not another country, as the US and Colombia intend to do,
Tajeldine makes it clear that what does exist in Venezuela is a crisis of intent to control. “A country- the US- that is totally in crisis, desperate because it has not been able to regain control of Venezuela, and because those sectors that they have supported economically have not had the capacity to take control and move a mass in their favor. That is why they have taken control in their own hands in using Guaidó to be able to move their military, economic pieces somehow and to justify future actions by the US, which includes a military intervention.
Laila Tajeldine’s biography
Laila Tajeldine is an outstanding social fighter. Various Venezuelan institutions recognize her in the area of human rights and international relations. She graduated as an attorney from the Rafael Urdaneta University, Maracaibo, Zulia state, where she is from.
She has been very active in her political and humanist militancy. From 2011 to 2013, she was the State’s representative before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on penitentiary matters.
In the United Nations, she represented Venezuela both in the General Assembly and in the Security Council, in the latter she had the opportunity to denounce some of the leading terrorists and violators of human rights in Venezuela, Luis Clemente Posada Carriles.
Translated by JRE/EF