Genocide and military occupation: The five most important keys of the agreement executed between Guaidó and Silvercorp

Analysis by Misión Verdad of the contract between Silvercorp and the Venezuelan opposition which lays out their plan to overthrow Maduro and install a military occupation

May 19, 2020 by Misión Verdad
The constitutional president Nicolás Maduro shows the passports of two American Silvercorp mercenaries captured in Venezuela after the unsuccessful Macuto incursion. Photo: AFP

Finally, the full text of the agreement executed by Juan Guaidó, Sergio Vergara and J.J. Rendón, was made public, with the signature of the Silvercorp American mercenaries, under the coordination of Jordan Goudreau, a former US Army special operative.

The Venezuelan Communications Minister, Jorge Rodríguez declared, two days ago, in a press conference at the Miraflores Palace, that a detailed study was carried out of the clauses of said agreement and explained their outreach and objectives. One of the goals stated in the contract was the physical elimination of the president Nicolás Maduro and of high Venezuelan authorities.

With this information out in the open, it is clear that Juan Guaidó had a detailed knowledge of the executed agreement. The central objective was to push mercenary action against Venezuela, which began on the Venezuelan coast line on May 3rd.

In spite of the fact that the self-proclaimed ‘president’ has denied any ties, through bulletins and evasive statements, his adviser J.J. Rendón confirmed the authenticity of the agreement. Additionally, a new audio was leaked which revealed the conversation between Goudreau and Guaidó when the agreement was sealed.

The text of the executed agreement shows us that the physical elimination of President Nicolás Maduro and of high-ranking Venezuelan authorities, was the first objective in an operation that had as general target, the long lasting military occupation of the country, in the hands of a private mercenaries army.

1. The agreement sets out that the presence of Silvercorp in the country would last 495 calendar days, with it working as a “security force” of the fake government, with the purpose to “stabilize the country.”

Although the operation to “capture / eliminate Nicolás Maduro, eliminate the present Regimen and to set up the recognized Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó (sic)” was the main objective, Guaidó promised to honor the monthly payments to Silvercorp, inclusive if the legitimate Venezuelan president, due to other circumstances, was removed from office before the armed incursion.

The payment of the contracted services could be made with barrels of oil, or through private investors. Silvercorp promised to create a bridge between Guaidó and the investors, charging a 55% interest rate, that should be paid to the company of the Goudreau mercenaries.

Following the terms of these clauses, Silvercorp would act as a financial mediator between the fake government of Guaidó and the capitalists, interested in obtaining an economic profit from the illegal operations of the mercenaries in the Venezuelan territory. Therefore, the agreement was also a financial adventure, and the map of armed neoliberalism. Goudreau’s company would be transformed into the main contractor of oil, mining and industrial companies, that would contract the Silvercorp services to operate safety in Venezuela.

This relationship among transnational enterprises and private mercenaries companies is quite common in Colombia, Iraq or Afghanistan, where the corporations contract private security companies to protect their businesses in the middle of low or middle intensity armed conflicts. The business of war.

2. Following the terms of the agreement, Silvercorp would act jointly with the fake government of Guaidó, and above the national defense and security institutions mentioned in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, such as the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB).

Goudreau’s power would be supra-constitutional, and he would only be accountable to Guaidó. He would be above the FANB, of the intelligence and police services, performing his functions unilaterally in several sectors of the military activity.

In this area, the clauses of the agreement imply the dissolution of the Bolivarian Republic and of its public institutions and of the system for the assurance of human rights, as established in the Constitution of the country. The FANB would be replaced by a private occupation army, and the persons responsible for the public powers would be appointed as “hostile forces”.

The agreement points out that personalities such as Diosdado Cabello, Nicolás Maduro and their “supporters” would be considered as such, which, in other words, would imply the persecution and arrest of all public and institutional functions of the Venezuelan state.

It was a really scorched hearth operation, where mayors, governors, judges, public prosecutors and other authorities considered chavistas, would be captured, persecuted or murdered. By applying these techniques, characteristic of state-terrorism, the fake government of Guaidó would reorganize the Venezuelan state in all its organization units.

President Nicolás Maduro shows part of the document with the Guaidó-Silvercorp agreement, during a virtual press conference in Caracas. Photo: Presidential Press

Taking advantage of the real state of siege, and with the Silvercorp henchman in the streets of the country, the dismantling of the Bolivarian Republic would be made, with the physical elimination of the chavismo as a political and institutional force, establishing the conditions for the sale of public enterprises, benefiting transnational corporations.

3. It is catastrophic (and also novel), the fact that a private agreement with a mercenary company be the source of dissolution of Venezuela, as we know. There is no similar moment in our republican history and on global level, and it should be questioned if there are examples which we could consider as similar.

The agreement executed by Guaidó establishes a reorganization of the State and a new text of our legal system. As an example, in one of the clauses, it calls for the implementation of a Venezuelan Strategic Command (VSC in its English abbreviation), which would be accountable before Silvercorp. This alleged Command, that would have a not defined commander, but that would certainly be Silvercorp, would authorize illegal military operations against the “hostile forces”, the operational military exercises to restrain unrest and manifestations, and arrest people associated with chavismo.

Following the logic, the text considers that once the Constitutional Venezuelan government is overthrown, there would be manifestations and revolts against the coup d’etat. In order to justify the illegal and murderous persecution of the chavista resistance in the streets, Silvercorp would name any expression against the Guaidó fake government as “hostile forces”.

Included in this category are Hezbollah, the ELN Colombian guerrilla group, the “Venezuelan illegal forces”, militias (colectivos) and the FANB itself. This clause fits, perfectly, in the speech of “presence of the Hezbollah in Venezuela”, disclosed by the hawks, specially by Mike Pompeo and the head of the Southern Command, being evident that Silvercorp could associate itself to the American troops, with Air Force and the Southern Command (scattered in the Pacific with several destroyers, and one specifically lent by the Fourth Fleet) to persecute supposed “terrorist forces”.

The diplomatic and illegal recognition of Juan Guaidó as “president-in charge” would be sufficient to “legalize” the operations of the American Fleet, of the Air Force, and the landing of especial forces in our territory, to collaborate with the elimination of supposed targets of Hezbollah, the ELN and other hostile forces. It would also enable the political conditions to install, permanently, American military bases and the execution of illegal treaties that would allow the activities of American agencies, such as CIA, the FBI, or the DEA as it happened in Colombia with the “Colombia Plan” and in Mexico with the “Merida Initiative”.

In general, the agreement would open a door for the conventional, unilateral intervention, outside the United Nations Security Council, to control power in a general military and civil uprising after the coup d’etat, since chavismo would still maintain military, police and popular structures to face the invaders.

4. The agreement dissolves also the Venezuelan legislation, in penal terms, and suspends, really, all institutions that are in charge of caring for the protection of the elementary rights of the people.

Silvercorp establishes that, through the irregular OSC unit, and under the unilateral order of the supposed VSC, they could detect persons, registrations or areas and homes, captures and other repression measures to the “hostile forces” or that are supposedly collaborating with the “forces supporting the old regimen.’.  For this, there will be established which are the “offenses” of the post-coup: to be a chavista (Chávez supporter), public employee, police officer or military person that does not surrender to the Silvercorp henchmen “sent” by Guaidó, their “Commander in Chief”, following the terms of the Agreement.

These detentions would be made illegally, based upon “reasonable suspicion” and would not be subject to any institutional mandate, therefore, therefore, the arrested and persecuted persons would not have the protection of institutions such as the Public Prosecutor’s Office, or the Judiciary Power, to defend themselves. The army of Goudreau henchmen would be transformed into the Public Prosecutor’s office, the Court of justice and hangman, at the same time.

In order to mass use these state terrorism techniques, the agreement grants an alleged legality to the bordering of innocent civilians, after accusing them, fictitiously, of being a part of the “hostiles forces”, described by the document. To accuse the head of the CLAP (Local Committee for Supply and Production), or a group of community leaders of the Caracas districts as “collaborators of the ELN or Hezbollah” or of “blocking a mission”, or of being associated to terrorists or to the drug traffic, would be enough to kill them.

In this sense, the Silvercorp agreement is a tool to perform genocide, as identified by the International Penal Court (CPI):

“any of the acts mentioned below, performed with the purpose of destructing, totally or partially, a national, ethical, racial or religious group as such: a) mass killing of members of the group; b) serious injury to the physical or mental integrity of the members of the group; c) Intentional submission of the group to existence conditions that will cause their total or partial  physical destruction.”

5. Silvercorp offered also its services to install an Unit of Active personnel, with which the properties of the country, in the hands of the State, will be duly persecuted and seized.

But the financial and legalistic jargon, that is used to write this clause, does not cover the fact that they would be authorizing a mega traffic operation of cultural properties, used by the mercenary groups, and which is condemned by the United Nations resolutions.

In the same manner, as mentioned in the agreement, Silvercorp would take over the Venezuelan state, when it would be authorized to perform police activities, shaping the legislation to proscribe chavismo and authorizing military exercises against civilians and government structures, falsely accused of collaborating with ”hostile forces”. The use of anti-personnel mines is authorized, as well as large size armed operations directly against public institutions, FANB structures and the head offices of the Bolivarian Government, where the “offenses” already defined by Goudreau are committed.

Although the operation derives from the fact of disregarding the capacity of resistance of the chavismo, it should be pointed out that the agreement, by itself, establishes in its computations, the form of government Venezuela would have after the elimination of Maduro. It is statement of purposes.

The “model of state” that the agreement projects is dangerously similar to the “Associated Free Estate” with which the United States justified the military and political occupation of the Philippines after the war, through its colonial domination with the Spanish Empire. It is also quite outrageous the similarity with the Platt Amendment applied on Cuba, early in the 20th century, and the present colonial status of Puerto Rico.

They seek to build a military occupation regimen with elements of annexation.

The ideas the serve as basis to the agreement establish that Venezuela would lose its statute as a sovereign Republic, to become , under a military regimen, disguised of parliamentary (when the Guaidó puppet  would start playing), occupied and directed by the United States.

This type of thought is related to the American occupation (wrongly called stabilization) in Iraq.

It should be mentioned that after the military intervention, Washington appointed Paul Bremer, (hawk connected to Dick Cheney and Henry Kissinger) as its administrator for Iraq, transferring to him the powers that were within the competency of Hussein.

Behind the former president George W. Bush, there is Dick Cheney, then the American vice-president and one of the intellectuals of the Iraq war. Photo: Mark Wilson

Bremer, as the president of the Provisional Coalition Authority (PCA), would be in charge of the “reconstruction of the country”, authorizing oil agreements with American companies, therefore making it easier the army incursions and creating a new standard to pursue the Baathism. The Untied States governed the country by militarizing and expanding the exalted British colonial model.

The Bremer neocolonial administration, following the geopolitical point of view of the hawks, updated again the government model, though an occupation army that would drive the destination of the country and the control of the institutions benefiting the private corporations.

Due to this reason, the Silvercorp establishes the armed operation to neoliberalism, transferring, illegally, the security and defense competencies to the company of Goudreau mercenaries.

With these tools, the country would be pushed towards a phase of fragmentation, institutional dissolution and “Somalization”, where the large corporations could take over the control, by contracted mercenaries, of oil wells, gas fields and gold mines, due to the cancellation of the rule of law and the destruction of the monopoly of the country on its strategic resources.

The present coordinates of the geopolitical conflict also form the clauses of the agreement: the voracity of capitalism in crisis, in a pandemic period, fight with the nation-state for the control of larger profit rates and exploitation.

In the Venezuelan chapter of this Third World War, in its upswing, the document shows the geopolitical drive to reduce the obstacles of the state in benefit of the circulation of net, flexible capitals, without border and institutional control.

Washington selected the option of arms and violence, to precipitate this operation of constitutional and political reset of the Homeland Venezuela.