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Obama is urged to disclose Leamsy Salazar’s accusations

12 marzo 2015

Caracas, March 12.- The movement Venezuela Soberana (Sovereign Venezuela) –whose members are intellectuals, scholars, lawyers, politicians, journalists, military retirees and students− sent a letter today to President Barack Obama, requesting him to reveal as soon as possible, the information submitted by Captain Leamsy Salazar concerning the scope of drug trafficking in Venezuela.

According to Venezuela Soberana, this step will serve to explain to the different Venezuelan sectors and to the international community, “the why” of the sanctions ordered by the US government.

Below the full text of the letter:

President Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20050

Dear Mr. President,

We regret that your government has had to order sanctions against some Venezuelan officials allegedly engaging in serious violations of Human Rights which have not been investigated because our judicial system has been kidnapped by the Executive. Instead of punishing them, our government rewards these officials accused of committing crimes against humanity, who additionally intend to enjoy in the United States their ill-gotten assets.

The White House refers to the Venezuelan government as an «unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States». This is a serious but unfortunately justifiable assertion, because US cities are flooded with cocaine from Venezuela and because the international financial system is distorted with billions of dollars illegally obtained, as recently evidenced by the case of “HSBC Bank” and “Banca Privada d’Andorra.”

In addition, the Venezuelan government supports some European political parties such as the Coalition of the Greek Radical Left SYRIZA and the Spanish PODEMOS, in order that Communism can take over Europe along with the strategic and military consequences involved. As if this were not enough, Maduro’s regime supports Islamic Fundamentalism, the enemy of Western civilization and thus, of the United States. The above explains why, on March 6, at the Security Council of the UN, our government refrained from condemning the use of chlorine gas in Syria’s civil war.

To avoid maneuvers that try to leave unpunished those who have committed serious crimes against human rights and against the assets of our nation, it is vital to divulge the information submitted by Captain Leamsy Salazar on the extent of drug trafficking in Venezuela, as well as the information provided by other witnesses protected by the DEA, as the judge Eladio Aponte Aponte and former Gov. Rafael Isea.

This simple step will help to clarify to the different Venezuelan sectors and to the international community, the underlying reasons that validate the sanctions ordered by your government, and to neutralize the absurd accusations of «economic war» and of «coup.»

With the hope of restoring complete relations between our countries in the near future

Most respectfully,

Venezuela Soberana