The Colombian Military Forces (FFMM), through its Medium Combined Arms Task Force, has carried out -at the beginning of this month-, tactical exercises with the use of various armored and artillery means.
The maneuvers, carried out in the department of La Guajira (north of the country), well away from the conflict zone between Irregular Terrorist groups with Venezuela (so don’t disturb), involved the use of armored means of the Engesa EE-9 “Cascavel” types, as well as FMC (BAE Systems) M-112A2 and GDLS LAV-III DVH 8 × 8, as well as artillery pieces of the type Nexter LG-1 MK-III, RIA M-105A1 (both of 105 mm), towed mortars Thompson Brant (Thales ) AM-50 of 120 millimeters and AM General HMMWV vehicles.
While Colombia is playing around with its tanks, Venezuela Minister of Defense , G / C Vladímir Padrino López reported by orders of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro was created a Special Temporary Comprehensive Defense Operational Zone in three municipalities of Apure state to guarantee security in the area in the presence of Colombian drug trafficking groups.
“These are José Antonio Páez, Muñoz and Rómulo Gallegos, the municipalities where the Special Temporary Comprehensive Defense Operational Zone is immediately activated where public security organizations will face destabilizing actions that threaten the peace of the nation, personal security and safeguarding public and private property facilities to guarantee internal order, citizen peace and human rights. It will also have to establish land, air and water transit measures through the territory of the three municipalities and regulate the existing mmeasure.
He also recalled Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has sent UN a letter to request training in deactivation of antipersonnel mines, our combat engineers have the expertise with this we ensure the current procedures and all their orientation to face this new conflict in which the imperial strategy of the United States (USA) alongside DEA is to outsource the war in Colombia with armed groups to take over Venezuelan territory.
“The antipersonnel mines placed by violent groups in the territory represent a great danger for our citizens. These mines have claimed the lives of our troops. We have deactivated 7 mines and identified the planting of 6 antipersonnel mines in the territory of Victoria, for this reason the Operational Strategic Command is dedicated to creating the necessary capacities to clear all these conflict areas of mines, “he said.
On other hand, the Minister for Defense, G / C Vladímir Padrino López stressed a large number of reports have shown that more than 8 million victims have Colombia due to acts of violence and war, to this figure is added Colombia it has more than 7 million displaced as a result of the acts of violence; almost 300 thousand victims of homicides and an approximate of 45 thousand forced disappearances by narco-terrorist groups.
He also explained that the lies of the media have fallen under their own weight and the “truth always comes to light, the media released Fake news about what happened in Apure, but here in Venezuela we are acting respecting human rights and in civic union With all the citizen security organizations, we are guaranteeing the displaced without a show ”.
Keep playing around and don’t face your problem Colombia.