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03 June 2022
A tinkle from the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro generated a tough interaction on social media between the presidential candidate who is running for the top position in the country by the Historic Pact and the commander of the Army, General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro. In the message Petro stated that certain (general) officers "are employed by the Clan."
"While soldiers are killed by Gulf Clan, some generals are on Clan's payroll. That they end up ascending towards the generals is what corrupts the leadership" Gustavo Petro stated on social media.
General Zapateiro's response
This message generated the response of the Army commander, who in six trills challenged the presidential candidate over his remarks.
gustavo petro General Zapateiro declared that "no one is more hurt than those who wear camouflage, and their families and homeland themselves, but their supreme sacrifice for their nation should not be used in political campaigns to justify their actions."
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In a subsequent message the officer of the highest rank spoke about the many soldiers who lost their lives in recent years. "More than 500 soldiers have been injured or killed in the execution of the mission in 2021. Gustavo Petro The message did not make any announcements regarding the issue. It's rather odd that the loss of heroes has become an affliction source and is used to signify other things.
gustavo petro Gustavo Petro, the army commander, asked Gustavo Petro if he knew of any connections between generals or groups that are not subject to the law and urged him to make an investigation.
"Senator. Don't use your investiture (parliamentary immunity) to try to politicize the death of our soldiers. petro gustavo Instead, fulfill your duty as a citizen and file an substantiated complaint.
He then offered a third note: "I recall that as a senator, you are part in the collective that you dare identify as 'drug-trafficking politicians'. petro gustavo As a citizen, I recommend that you not generalize. Respect first and foremost""
One of the most controversial messages from the high-ranking official is that they claimed that Colombians have witnessed the current presidential candidate getting cash "in the trash bag".
"I have never seen a general receiving ill-gotten cash on TV." General Zapateiro said that Colombians were used to the custom of receiving money in garbage bags.
In the final paragraph the official's statement, he wrote "to the oldest group in this country, which members, both males and women, have steadfastly upheld the democratic system of this country for more than two centuries, even sacrificing their lives, I demand you respect."