Hugo Chavez and Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship in Venezuela is the origin and support of all dictatorships in the Americas. Without the Venezuelan oil, the expansion of Castroist doctrine in the 21stCentury would not have happened, but nowadays its sustainment is not possible without the Transnational Organized Crime from the Venezuelan narco-state. If the Venezuelan dictatorship falls, the dictatorships of Cuba, Bolivia, and Nicaragua will fall apart. The Gordian knot of the Organized Crime’s dictatorships of the Americas is the Venezuelan regime and following years of attempts to unknot it, it is now time to cut it.
The term “Gordian Knot” comes from the Greek legend of “Gordias”, a farmer from Frigia in the region we now know as Turkey who, after he was elected King offered his cart tying the spear and the yoke with “a knot whose ends were hidden on the inside, so complicated that no one was able to unknot it” with the omen that “whoever unknots the knot would conquer the whole of Asia”. When Alexander the Great conquered Frigia they challenged him to unknot the Gordian knot and taking his sword he cut it instead, solving this way the prolonged matter, the source of the expression “to cut is just as good as to unknot it” claimed by King Fernando the Catholic as his logo in his coat of arms.
The “Gordian knot” is “a very entangled knot or impossible to unknot”, “an indissoluble difficulty”, a “difficult obstacle to get over or one with a difficult solution”, “to be solved bluntly and without second thoughts”. It refers to the kind of difficulty that takes a long time to solve, causes many complications due to the lack of a solution and one that needs creative, decisive, but very intelligent, solutions.
The Venezuelan dictatorship is the Gordian knot that keeps the Venezuelan people from recovering their freedom and democracy, one that at the same time sustains dictatorships in the Americas, specifically in Cuba, Bolivia, and Nicaragua as a system of Transnational Organized Crime and a real danger not only for this region, but the whole world.
Up to now, in the 21stCentury, the Venezuelan people has done just about everything. It tried to believe in the proclaimed good intentions of Hugo Chavez that turned out to be vile lies. It tried to stop the dictatorial oppression through the ballots and elections wherein victory meant nothing. It sacrificed the freedom and the lives of thousands of Venezuelans massacred, assassinated, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted and exiled. It believed in a political leadership who it empowered with electoral victories such as the one from the National Assembly, without any results. It took to the streets with massive demonstrations that were brutally repressed. It is victim of a humanitarian crisis, but it continues to fight.
The Gordian knot of the Organized Crime dictatorship in Venezuela has not been unknotted. Orchestrated by Cuba’s Castroists with alliances of spurious interests of states tied to terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime who utilize Venezuela as a political and geographic base in their aggression to the United States and western Civilization.
The problem of Venezuela’s dictatorship -the expansion of Cuba’s dictatorship that also controls Bolivia and Nicaragua- is not of a political or ideological nature, because it is not a confrontation of the left with the right, or of socialism against capitalism, and is not only of abusive holders of power against their victims. It is the Transnational Organized Crime who controls several states -the knot is Venezuela- to commit crime against humanity, massacres, tortures, jailing, narcotics’ trafficking, terrorism, and much more, committed with impunity and under the guise of sovereignty, to establish geopolitical bases against international peace and security in the hemisphere.
It is a real and current threat for all the region’s democratic countries. The hundreds of thousands of forced migrants already impact the economy, security, and stability of, practically, all the Americas’ free countries such as; Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Chile, the United States, Mexico. The hub of narcotics’ trafficking that Venezuela has been turned into, with the Colombian FARC’s cocaine and with Evo Morales’ coca growers’ unions from Bolivia, has penetrated the entire region and impacts the whole world with serious consequences in security and the wellbeing of the people.
Venezuela’s Gordian knot has not been unknotted, it is now time to do just as Alexander the Great did, cut it. The cut with intelligence and speed is needed, for the sake of all of Americas’ democratic countries’ interests.
Published in Spanish by Diario las Américas on Sunday April 15th, 2018