Hard cross between Gustavo Petro, General Zapateiro
Gustavo Petro, the presidential candidate, sparked a heated discussion via social media between General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro, the commander of Army and the person who is running for the first nation position by the Historic Pact. Petro declared in his message that "some general" officers were on the payroll of the Clan.
"While the soldiers are killed by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on Clan's payroll. They end up climbing towards the generals is what causes the leadership to be corrupted" Gustavo Petro stated on social media.
General Zapateiro's response
This message generated an Army commander's response, who asked the presidential candidate six times for his position.
"There is nobody who is more grieved by the death of a soldier more than those who wear camouflage. https://hsbnoticias.com/new/en/node/de-guerrillero-candidato-presidencial-que-pasara-con-las-guerrillas-si-gustavo-petro-gana-las https://www.elheraldo.co/gustavo-petro And, of course their families as well as the nation itself. https://caracol.com.co/tag/gustavo_francisco_petro_urrego/a/ However, their ultimate sacrifice for the country shouldn't be utilized in the narratives of political campaigns," General Zapateiro said.
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In another message the senior officer spoke about the amount of soldiers who have died in recent times. "Since 2021, more than 500 soldiers were wounded or killed during the execution of the mission. Their sacrifice was not publicized, and there has been no announcements. It's rather odd that the death of heroes has become a source of affliction and also used as a sign of other sorts.
Gustavo Petro was asked by the army commander to notify Gustavo Petro about any possible connections between generals and other organizations other than the law. He also needs to make a formal complaint to authorities.
petro gustavo "Senator. You should not make use of your power of investiture ("parliamentary inviolability") to try and make the death of our soldiers more palatable. Instead, you should fulfill your civic responsibility of making a substantiated complaint to the
He also added another trill. "I reminds you that as senators, you are part of a larger group that you dare point out as being 'drug trafficking politicians'. gustavo petro I encourage citizens not to be a generalizer. Respect first and foremost."
One of the most controversial statements from the high-ranking official is that Colombians have seen the presidential candidate of the moment receiving money "in the trash bag".
"I have not seen a general appear on television receiving money that is fraudulently obtained. The Colombians have seen you receive money in a garbage can"" General Zapateiro declared.
In closing, the official wrote that "to the oldest group in the country, whose members, both men as well as women, have unflinchingly for the cause of democracy of this country for over two centuries, even sacrificing their lives, I demand respect."