Military Review

A national war on guard of independence

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It is generally believed that at the moment state sovereignty and the ability to pursue an independent policy based on national interests can only be guaranteed by the presence of a nuclear missile shield.



It is known that after the Caribbean crisis, which ended with the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba, the then leader of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung, decided to launch a national nuclear missile program as the only way to protect against the threat of a new US aggression.
However, you can defend your sovereignty without nuclear weaponsAs evidenced by the experience of the same Cuba, which after the collapse of the USSR was left without external protection and assistance, with very limited resources.

Despite this, the United States did not dare to commit aggression against the Island of Freedom so hated by it.

The main reason for this is Washington’s understanding of the fact that an attack on Cuba would cost an unacceptable amount of casualties. Since this country not only has well-trained and disciplined armed forces capable of becoming a serious problem for the aggressor, but also subdivisions of the territorial people's militia. Million milsanos are ready to defend one and a half thousand pre-prepared fortified areas and defense lines. And after that, in the event of the defeat of the regular army, they must make the ground burn under the feet of the invaders. Tens of thousands of trained snipers and sappers, secret warehouses with mines, explosives and MANPADS make this prospect quite real.

This defensive concept of the “National War,” proclaimed by Fidel Castro, is now adopting Venezuela, against which the United States launched a hybrid war.

Attempts by Washington to organize a color revolution in the country, and then to raise an armed insurrection failed, including due to the fact that the armed forces and law enforcement agencies of the country remained loyal to the people and their elected authorities.
However, the rebels, having failed to seize power, or unleash a civil war, turned to sabotage and terror. So, February 23, unknown saboteurs blew up the substation, as a result of which eight states of Venezuela were left without electricity.

The country's electric power minister, Luis Mott Dominguez, announced signs of sabotage, suggesting that the saboteurs want to destabilize the situation before the presidential elections scheduled for April 22 of this year.

And on February 26, Venezuela’s Minister of Transport, Carlos Osorio, said that the railway guard was able to prevent a terrorist attack that could lead to more victims - the terrorists were trying to derail the passenger train Caracas - Kua.
In addition to the widespread opposition of the terrorist war, the threat of external aggression against Venezuela, which may become real, after almost inevitable provocations during the upcoming elections cannot be ruled out.

That is why he turned to the Cuban concept, which seems to have formed the basis of the country's defense doctrine, as Nicholas Maduro said ten months ago - in April 2017 of the year, stressing that he intends to bring the number of militia to 500 000 fighters armed with everything necessary to confront invaders.

"We approached the goal in 500 thousands, then to move towards the main goal, which Comandante Chavez bequeathed to us - organizing and training 1 a million militiamen to protect the sovereignty of the motherland," the Venezuelan head set the tasks.

Confirmation that the goals outlined almost a year ago were achieved were the large-scale military exercises that took place on February 24-25 in the whole territory of the country, in which, in addition to the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies, the Milissos took part. In total, more than a million Venezuelans participated in the event, and they showed high efficiency and coherence of the actions of the security forces and the people's militia in providing “multi-level and comprehensive defense”.

The legend of the past teachings is more than eloquently their name - “Independence 2018”.

Speaking about the specifics of military construction in Venezuela, it is necessary to recall the events of April 2002, when some officers attempted a military coup that ended in failure.

In most countries of Latin America, the military is a kind of closed caste, and traditionally adhere to right-wing views. A significant part of the officer corps are trained in the United States, where some of them are subject to direct recruitment by American intelligence services.

Others turn into “US friends” after brainwashing at the Institute of the Americas, or through initiation in secret societies. In other words, among the national armies of Latin American countries, agents of influence of Washington are more than enough. Sun Venezuela were no exception, which resulted in the 2002 coup of the year, fortunately, failed.

But after that in the army and navy serious changes followed, not limited to ordinary personnel cleaning. Deep changes took place that destroyed the caste army and law enforcement forces. The remote putschists were replaced by new officer cadres who had left the masses. The priorities for admission to the University of the Armed Forces were revised.

Moreover, on the basis of this main military educational institution of the country began mass training of commanders for the people's militia - ten thousand students per year.

In addition, military facilities began to be used as training classes, thanks to which people living in remote corners of the country have the opportunity to learn not only the possession of weapons and other aspects of military craft, but also general educational disciplines. This not only increases the literacy level of the population, but also strengthens the interaction and the level of trust between the military and the people, which contributes to the realization that the defense of the country is not only the task of the Armed Forces.

The fact that the ongoing military reforms proved to be correct is evidenced by the fact that during the current attempt at insurrection, the loyalty of the soldiers and officers of the Venezuelan army to the oath was unshakable. A political crisis caused a massive influx of volunteers into the ranks of the national militia. This is currently a well-prepared and trained structure. The military personnel commands the people's militia, but the detachments themselves consist of workers, peasants, teachers, students, and civil servants. The functions of junior officers are performed by citizens who have undergone special training at the University of the Armed Forces.
It is noteworthy that it is the Bolivarian people's militia that causes particular concern to the United States.

In particular, the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, said that there is an increase in the risk that Venezuelan armed militia "will act without control," and the expansion of their troops will lead to "uncontrolled proliferation of weapons." Pompeo voiced these concerns during a hearing in the US Senate of the Committee on Intelligence on Global Threats.

“The risk that these groups will act out of control increases every minute,” said Pompeo with pathos, noting that “Huge flows of weapons circulate in Venezuela, and this is an incredible real and serious risk, a threat to South America, Central America, and not just for Venezuela. ”

He was supported by National Intelligence Director Dan Coates, who said during the hearings that "in Venezuela, an unpopular autocratic government will resort to increasingly repressive measures to pacify political opponents and street riots."

That is, Coates tried to draw a parallel between the Bolevarian militia and the “death squads” that the American intelligence services implanted and implanted not only in Latin America, but also in the Middle East, in the Balkans, and now in Ukraine, without bothering about the associated with them, the "circulation of huge flows of weapons."

However, this speculation of the head of the US National Intelligence is too obvious. After all, the militia units are designed exclusively to fight the external aggressor, while the forces of law and order quite successfully cope with the rioters and participants in the riots.

Americans are completely worried about the presence of a nationwide armed and trained, including partisan war, highly motivated militia, can make intervention, even in this oil-rich country, too expensive for the US pleasure.
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  1. K.A.S.
    K.A.S. 28 February 2018 15: 44
    +1
    I read an article several times, Too many bukaf. and in my opinion, water is water. there was a feeling that the author is trying to convince that not everything is so bad
    Oh well! Americans capture Venezuela and what? They have no more problems! most likely there will be external management in Ukraine. and let the aborigines solve their problems themselves, and even the neighbors can insert a hairpin!
    Americans will buy half the militia for $ 100! joke! for 100 do not buy. but for 200!
    The arrival of the Americans will help the average Venezuelan improve his life, but due to the fact that there is a lot of oil there, the average Russian’s life may worsen! Therefore, it would be better if Russia came there!
    1. sib.ataman
      sib.ataman 1 March 2018 15: 52
      +2
      Such a feeling, wow ** k, what are you broadcasting from far away? And you judge by yourself for how much you’re ready to sell yourself. It’s not for you, jerk, to judge a people who know what to defend it!
    2. michell
      michell 4 March 2018 08: 33
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      Quote: K.A.S.
      Americans will buy half the militia for $ 100! joke! for 100 do not buy. but for 200! The arrival of Americans will help the average Venezuelan to improve life


      Some residents of the Soviet Union (the language does not dare to call them Soviet people) in 1941 thought the same way, they sympathized with the Nazis, and fled to serve them. What these subjects ended up with is known that history has put everything in its place.
      In the analysis of this article, I would pay attention to this aspect - the country's government has armed and trained half a million people to conduct sabotage war, and declares its intention to arm and train the same amount. What can be said about such a government? With full justification, I can say that this government is PEOPLE, it is not afraid of its people, and I am confident that the weapons, as well as the knowledge and skills acquired by the militianos during training, will not be used against him. Now the question is - there are still many countries in the world (except Cuba and Venezuela) ready to do the same? Vladimir Vladimirovich, uh ...
      1. K.A.S.
        K.A.S. 4 March 2018 10: 34
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        Quote: michell
        In the analysis of this article, I would pay attention to this aspect - the country's government has armed and trained half a million people to conduct sabotage war, and declares its intention to arm and train the same amount. What can be said about such a government? With full justification, I can say that this government is PEOPLE, it is not afraid of its people, and I am confident that the weapons, as well as the knowledge and skills acquired by the militianos during training, will not be used against him.

        are you talking about adolf hitler! with his volkssturm.
        this suggests that the government does not control anything and does not trust anyone. and these people are arming themselves so as not to be unarmed in difficult times and to be able to protect their families!
        ask the question who is to blame for the current state of the Venezuelan economy? maybe the current government?
  2. Sergei 777
    Sergei 777 28 February 2018 19: 17
    +2
    All these militias and partisan units are alive as long as there is a regime that pleased them.
    Hitler also created Werwolf which was after the defeat to create unbearable conditions for the enemy. So what ? In 1946, everything just broke up. But the ideological pumping was also a weapon, plans the whole sea.
  3. worms
    worms 2 March 2018 00: 36
    +3
    Quote: sib.ataman
    Such a feeling, wow ** k

    judging by what he called the inhabitants of Russia-Russians, it looks like he is just a Sumer, and they are the Sumerians, the Sumerians are always ready to sell themselves in bulk, in retail ... lol
  4. worms
    worms 2 March 2018 00: 45
    +2
    Quote: Sergey 777
    All these militias and partisan units are alive as long as there is a regime that pleased them.

    the time of troubles in Russia .... power was completely destroyed, chaos took more than one year, and as a result of the Poles who captured the Kremlin in Moscow, the militia is attacked by the very partisans ... so your words do not work out very well ...
  5. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 2 March 2018 18: 56
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    In latin
  6. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 2 March 2018 18: 58
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    In Latin America, Americans are not that they are not respected; they simply hate and are not a fact that the USA will be able to achieve quick and significant victories there. But the second Vietnam will succeed there!
    1. RusskiyMos
      RusskiyMos 4 March 2018 16: 24
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      I wonder how they got food?
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 4 March 2018 21: 48
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      historical process - the Indians (their majority) only under Chavez got rights = white,
      from 2002 - it is necessary to grow them for another 10-15 years.
      and there will be a second Cuba.
      the world is not linearly developing.
      may bend chavism.
      and they won’t be able to subjugate such natives - only pump oil in the right direction.
      an explosion will be inevitable.
      They think in the USA - they guess
      looking for options along the line: winning price-acceptable control
      while the chavists hold on