Below is my translation of a recent statement by the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Venzuela regarding the impending escalation of military intervention on the part of the “Western Powers” namly France England and the United States in the now globalized civil proxy war in Syria.
The views expressed in this statement are those of the authors and are presented here for their informational content and are distinct from my own views.
Bolivarian Government Rejects Imperial Claims Against Syria
BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
Ministry of Popular Power for FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Translation by Rawlinsview
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moors, on behalf of the Government and the people of Venezuela, rejects and condemns, forcibly and categorically, any pretext of the imperialist powers to intervene militarily in Syrian territory, using as an excuse the chemical weapons attack, perpetrated on August 21 this year, of unknown origin up to now.
In the events of the last few days there are all of the elements of the imperial dashes to invade countries, to subjugate peoples and trample upon dignity, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. To justify their barbaric act, the United States with its allies accuse the Syrian Government without evidence, and without waiting for the conclusive report of the Commission of the UN.
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounces the threat from the United States and its allies toward Damascus which repeats the same pattern of lies and manipulations used against Libya, Iraq, and Egypt, and only pursues control of the oil wealth of the region and expansion of western markets.
United States and the countries of NATO have armed and trained terrorist squads in Syria, with the purpose to intervene and maintain control of the country.
This has led to a war of conquest and destruction of the Syrian people that is a historic bulwark of civilization and bastion of stability in the Arab region.
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela holds responsible the imperial forces for placing the whole world on the brink of a disastrous war of incalculable consequences for humanity.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moors, the Government and the people of Venezuela reiterate the deep bonds of friendship that bind it to the Syrian Arab Republic and reaffirm their commitment to all efforts to achieve the peace of the Syrian people, always respecting their sovereignty, self-determination, independence and territorial integrity.
Caracas, August 28 2013.