Hard cross between Gustavo Petro and General Zapateiro
A tinkle from the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro generated a tough interaction on social media between the candidate for the presidency of the nation under the Historic Pact and the commander of the Army General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro. In his message, Petro said that some (general) officers "are on the Clan's payroll."
"While soldiers are being killed by the Gulf Clan," Gustavo Petro wrote on social media. He also said that some Clan generals are employed by them. https://flip.org.co/index.php/es/informacion/pronunciamientos/item/2883-gustavo-petro-estigmatiza-y-genera-un-clima-de-violencia-contra-rcn The fact that they ascend to the generals is what is causing the corruption of the leadership" Gustavo Petro stated on social media.
General Zapateiro's response
This message generated the reply to the Army Commander who, in six trillions interrogated the presidential candidate.
General Zapateiro said that nobody is more affected by the death of a soldier then the people who wear camouflage.
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A senior officer also spoke out about the death of soldiers in recent years. https://www.elcolombiano.com/colombia/politica/petro-dice-que-en-su-gobierno-si-extraditaria-a-piedad-cordoba-NF17568612 "More Than 500 military personnel have been wounded or killed as a result of the achievement of the mission since 2021. There were no announcements made about this. It's fascinating that the demise of heroes of the fatherland has now caused affliction, and is also used to indicate other indications.
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavo_Petro The army commander asked Gustavo Petro that if he is aware of any links between generals to groups that are not in the law, he should make a complaint to the authorities.
"Senator. Do not use your investiture (parliamentary immunity) to attempt to politicize the deaths of our soldiers. Instead, perform your citizen duty and submit a substantiated complaint.
https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2022/05/29/gustavo-petro-guerrillero-m-19-historia-orix-2/ @FiscaliaCol, of the facts you mention, whoever it is"" the general you mentioned.
Gustavo Petro In a second soundbite: "I remind you that as a senator, you are part of the collective that you dare to point out as 'drug trafficking politicians'. As a citizen, I suggest to not generalize. First and foremost, respect"
One of the messages of the high official that generated the most controversy is the one which claims that Colombians have witnessed the current president receiving money "in a garbage bag".
"I've never seen a general gain illicit riches on TV." The Colombians witnessed you take money in a bag" General Zapateiro said.
https://americasquarterly.org/fulltextarticle/quien-le-teme-a-gustavo-petro/ In a closing message the official said "to the oldest institution in this country, whose members men and women, unconditionally, have defended the democracy of this nation for over 200 years, even offering their own lives, I demand respect."