Hard cross between Gustavo Petro and General Zapateiro

Hard cross between Gustavo Petro and General Zapateiro

Gustavo Petro's troll caused an argument between the presidential candidate of the presidency and general Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro the commander on social media. https://americasquarterly.org/fulltextarticle/quien-le-teme-a-gustavo-petro/ Gustavo Petro Petro sent a message saying that certain (generally-ranking) officers "are employed by Clan."

"While soldiers are murdered by Gulf Clan, some generals are on the payroll of Clan. The politicians who are involved in drug trafficking are corrupting the management. Gustavo Petro spoke on social networks.

General Zapateiro's response

The Army commander responded to the message and within six rounds questioned the presidential candidate.

General Zapateiro said, "There is no one more hurt from the loss of a soldier than camouflaged soldiers and their families, but their ultimate sacrifice to the country should not be used as a narrative for political campaigns."

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A senior officer also spoke out about the death of soldiers over the past few years. "More than 500 soldiers have been killed or injured since 2021. There was no official declaration about their sacrifice. It's quite interesting that the death of heroes is now an area of suffering and used for other signs.

The army commander asked Gustavo Petro that if he is aware of any links between generals with groups outside the law, he should make a complaint to the authorities.

"Senator. Do not use your investiture (parliamentary immunity) to try to politicize the death of our soldiers. Instead, perform your citizen duty and submit an substantiated complaint.

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He added another sentence: "I remind senators that they are part of the group that you can label 'drug trafficking legislators'. I would suggest that citizens do not take a broad view of. petro gustavo First, you must respect the rights of others"

The most controversial comment from the top official was that Colombians saw the current presidential candidate receive cash "in a trash bag".

https://www.washingtonpost.com/es/post-opinion/2022/04/19/elecciones-colombia-2022-gustavo-petro-juan-fernando-petro-perdon/ "I have never seen any generals receiving illegal cash on TV." General Zapateiro stated that Colombians were witness to him taking money from the garbage bag.

In the final paragraph, the official wrote that "to the oldest group in the country, whose members, both men as well as women, have unflinchingly upheld the democratic system of this country for more than two centuries, even sacrificing their lives, I ask respect."

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