Venezuelan Analysts Warn against a New Plan to Overthrow Nicolás Maduro on October 13

October 2, 2017

The constitutional and legitimate government of Nicolás Maduro is facing yet another attack by the internal and foreign right led by the United States.

In the opinion of analyst Carlos Fazion, this is a brutal offensive that is using the framework of an irregular or hybrid war by implementing the latest technology along with experts in electronic war, manipulation of truth and “democratic” propaganda.

This scenario is the context for an ongoing line of attack that is set to culminate in a matter of days, on October 13.

On that date, former judges of the Supreme Court of Venezuela will be sworn in, in the Washington headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), according to communiqués coming from right-wing spokespeople on social networks.

Lawyers Antonio Merval and Pedro Troconis said this operation will be carried out under the protection of the OAS two days before the regional elections in Venezuela, and have announced that Miguel Ángel Marín will be designated as President of the Supreme Court.

Never before in history did a country have a Supreme Court (SCJ) located outside its borders. Even the thought of extraterritoriality is a shock to the juridical world and shows the aberrations that the right is willing to commit in order to attack and destroy the Bolivarian Revolution, currently led by President Nicolás Maduro.

Maduro’s government has already warned, in July, that the appointment of SCJ judges by members of the National Assembly who had been declared in contempt was absolutely illegitimate, because there were no vacancies in the SCJ at the moment.

On Jan. 5, 2016, the SJC declared the National Assembly in contempt for swearing in three opposition lawmakers whose elections were suspended temporarily for voting irregularities in the Amazon region. Given that it has been operating with non-verified people acting as legislators, the court has said all of the Assembly’s actions are illegal.

It is not unreasonable to believe that this maneuver that the right is attempting seeks to form a parallel government. The lawyers who are executing this plan could be incurring crimes of treason, according to statements by courts of the Republic.

Days ago the right-wing coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced they were abandoning the “exploratory phase” to initiate dialogue with the Venezuelan government in finding a solution to the crisis. The opposition cancelled their trip to Dominican Republic, where a meeting was scheduled with government representatives, alleging that the government hadn’t fulfilled their demands. But more likely the concealed reasons behind this decision are related to the strategy that will be executed on October 13.

According to a reputed source consulted by Prensa Latina, this strategy, has been co-designed and encouraged by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro and US Senator from Florida Marco Rubio.

The plan includes pronouncing elimination of the current regular and alternate judges of the SCJ, who were elected in December 2016, and appointing substitutes while outside the borders of Venezuela, without any compliance with any constitutional norm or accepted jurisprudence.

The plan also includes giving back former disgraced Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz her seat. Ortega Diaz is currently a fugitive from justice after being charged withcorruption. She would be a sort of de facto ruler, like Pedro Carmona was when the right-wing made the pathetic attempt to overthrow Hugo Chávez in 2002.

The plan of the Venezuelan opposition also contemplates appointing new directors to the National Electoral Council, and with this parallel and illegal structure of power, declaring the current National Constituent Assembly null and void, and ultimately, initiating a trial against President Nicolás Maduro.

The well-oiled media machine that has been built to misinform the world about Venezuela, would propagandize and validate this scheme to oust a democratically elected President.

It would be, in short, a coup d’État perpetrated with an appearance of legality.

This could also lead to an escalation of hostility against the Latin American country. Trump has announced he is ready to take “new actions” against Nicolás Maduro’s “socialist dictatorship”, and October 13 may be a part of his agenda.

Source: Prensa Latina