Venezuelan analysts warn against a new plan to overthrow Nicolás Maduro on October 13th

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Source: Prensa Latina / The Dawn News / October 2, 2017

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The constitutional and legitimate government of Nicolás Maduro is facing a brutal offensive by the internal and foreign right led by the United States.

In the opinion of analyst Carlos Fazion, this is a brutal offensive that, using the framework of an irregular or hybrid war, has implemented last-generation technologies and an elite of 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 declarations of right-wing spokespeople on social networks.

Layers 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 of Justice.

Never before in history did a country have a Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) located outside its borders. This extraterritoriality surprises 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 illicit, 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 execute this plan could be incurring in crimes like 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 and find a dialogued 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 there might also be concealed reasons behind this decision, related to the strategy that will be executed on October 13.

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

The plan includes pronouncing the destitution 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 compliance with the Constitutional norm nor the organic law of the highest justice organism.

The plan also includes giving back her seat to Luisa Ortega Díaz, former Attorney General who is currently a fugitive after being charged of corruption. 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 nullity of the current National Constituent Assembly, and ultimately, initiating a trial against President Nicolás Maduro.

The well-oiled media machine that has been built to disinform the world on Venezuela, would propagandize and validate this scheme to oust a constitutional President.

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

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

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