This Friday, April 2, Venezuelan Minister for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, denounced the use of psyops and media manipulation on the part of the Colombian government to defend its economic interests, create unrest among the Venezuelan population, manipulate public opinion at the international level and thus destabilize Venezuela.
On his Twitter account @vladimirpadrino, he wrote that “this conflict, in which the Republic makes legitimate use of its weapons to expel the groups that want to use our territory for bastard purposes, is accompanied by other weapons that seek various objectives:
1 Defend the economic interests of a drug-trafficking political class.
2. Create uncertainty in the Venezuelan population.
3. Build an international opinion trend.
4. Undermine the morale of the FANB and destabilize Venezuela. For this they use psycho terror, social media networks, media operators of lies and big media.”
2. Crear Incertidumbre en la población venezolana. 3. Construir una matriz de opinión internacional. 4. Minar la moral de la FANB y desestabilizar a Venezuela. Para ello usan el psico terror, las RRSS, los operadores mediáticos de la mentira y los grandes medios de comunicación.
— Vladimir Padrino L. (@vladimirpadrino) April 2, 2021
Padrino López alluded to the message of Minister Freddy Ñáñez who, on his Twitter account @Luchaalmada, responded to a comment made by the user @ConLaGente.
“We have denounced it before: behind each Whatsapp ‘message’ there is a weapon of Colombian criminal groups targeting the Venezuelan civilian population. They intimidate, they use the people as a shield, and to attack the FANB they use ‘anti-personnel mines.’ The Colombian media are their allies,”Ñáñez wrote on Twitter.
Featured image: Venezuelan Army (FANB) in chase and capture operations against Colombian paramilitary criminals in Apure state. File photo.
(Ultimas Noticias) by Olys Guárate
Translation: Orinoco Tribune
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