Elections 2022: Hard cross between Gustavo Petro and General Zapateiro | Politics

Elections 2022: Hard cross between Gustavo Petro and General Zapateiro | Politics
Elections 2022: Hard cross between Gustavo Petro and General Zapateiro | Politics

A trill from the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro generated a harsh encounter on social networks between the candidate for the country’s first position for the Historical Pact and the commander of the Army, General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro. In the message Petro said that some officers (general) “are on the Clan payroll”.

“While the soldiers are being killed by the Gulf Clan, some of the generals are on the Clan payroll. The leadership is corrupted when drug trafficking politicians are the ones who end up being promoted to generals,” he said. Gustavo Petro in social networks.

General Zapateiro’s response

This message generated the response of the Army commander, who in six tweets questioned the presidential candidate for your statement.

“There is no one who is more hurt by the death of a soldier than those of us who wear the camouflage and, of course, their families and the country itself, but their supreme sacrifice for the country should not be used in political campaign narratives”, said the general Zapateiro.

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In another message, the senior officer spoke about ethe number of soldiers who have died in the last years. “Since 2021, more than 500 soldiers have been killed and wounded during the fulfillment of the mission and their sacrifice was invisible, there were no pronouncements. Curious that now the death of the heroes of the country does generate affliction and is used for other accusations.

The Army Commander asked Gustavo Petro that if you have information about links between generals and groups outside the law, file a complaint with the authorities.

“Senator, do not use your investiture (parliamentary inviolability) to pretend to engage in politicking with the death of our soldiers, rather comply with their citizen duty of substantiated denunciation before the
@FiscaliaCol of the facts that you mention, whoever it is”, indicated the general.

And he added in another trill: “I remind you that as a senator you are part of the group that you dare to point out as ‘drug trafficking politicians‘. As a citizen I recommend you not to generalize. Respect above all.”

One of the messages of the high official that generated the most controversy is the one that says that Colombians have seen the current presidential candidate receiving money “in a garbage bag”.

“I have not seen any general on television receiving ill-gotten money. The Colombians they have seen you receive money in a garbage bag,” said General Zapateiro.

And in a final message, the officer added that “to the oldest institution in this country, whose members, men and women, have unconditionally defended the democracy of this nation for more than 200 years, even offering their own livesI demand respect.”


“I haven’t talked about General Zapateiro, I don’t know why he feels alluded to…he feels alluded to and I don’t know why.”, affirmed the candidate of the Historic Pact.

The article is in Spanish

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