As daily protests against the Venezuelan socialist government and President Nicolas Maduro continue, and the death toll increases to 42 (700 wounded), one Venezuelan general tells his soldiers in this recording to “prepare for the future use of snipers against anti-government protesters.”
According to the Miami Herald, this recording was “obtained from a Washington source that has provided el Nuevo herald with information on Venezuela for previous stories.”
Although the Venezuelan military has publicly stated that it will not use lethal force on demonstrators, this video recording tells a different story.
Details on the meeting.
The meeting, chaired by Division General José Rafael Torrealba Pérez, took place in the last week of April as Venezuela’s socialist government continued to try to contain the unrest…
…The generals at the meeting included representatives of the army, air force and national guard, according to the Washington source.
“There will come a time when we will have to employ them [the snipers] and I want us to be ready for the moment that we have to employ them because the president will not remain at a green [preparation] phase, gentlemen,” Torrealba said, a likely reference to Maduro’s activation of the Zamora Plan, a war plan to be activated in the midst of imminent foreign invasion. “He [Maduro] has already signed a range of operations and as I said here [previously] … we could be at the beginning of a subversive urban war.”
There was one individual who raised objection to the General’s recommendation of snipers. But that unidentified voice was quickly shut down.
General Torrealba responded that “he did not care about public perception and, while saying that he had no plans to use the snipers immediately and acknowledging that it would be unconstitutional, the general ordered those present to go ahead with preparations to use snipers… snipers would keep demonstrators off the streets.”
He continued, “once people start to see dead bodies, and dead bodies begin to appear, then everyone will begin to stay at home.”
Wow. Well, I guess that is one way to win the people over to socialism.
What is that strategy called again? Oh, right. Fear and force.