Chapter 1321: Moro Intervention
On July 1st, three days after the NATO Coalition Force landed in South America, a press conference was held in Moro.
“Moro sympathizes with what FARC has experienced. The people of Colombia’s southern provinces have the right to choose their own destiny. If the fake politicians do not give them this opportunity, they have the right to defend their rights.”
“The MLL people have suffered because of Western countries’ unjust intervention. We have spent half a century of blood in exchange for a hard-won victory. We know how difficult it is. During this difficult era, someone should stand up and say no to those gesticulating villains. If there is no one, then we should stand up and carry the banner of justice.”
“We condemn NATO’s decision to interfere in Colombia that bypassed the United Nations. Obtaining the authorization of the country concerned does not mean that NATO has obtained the consent of all citizens of the country concerned. If NATO really, as they advertise, support democracy, sovereignty, and freedom, then they should promote freedom, not escalate the war.”
Many countries condemned the NATO Coalition Force. After all, the NATO Coalition Force bypassed the UN Security Council after the United Nations vote failed to gain approval. They used the trick by obtaining authorization from the Colombian Congress to participate in the civil war.
It made no sense in legal terms.
However, just like the Iraq War in 2003, the UA, knowing that it could not obtain the authorization of the United Nations, directly bypassed the United Nations and declared war on Iraq through NATO.
It was impossible to use rationality to approach international affairs.
Because hegemony ruled above legal principles.
So far, Santos’s speech was still above average. Some reporters at the press conference even started to yawn, and jotted down “Moro condemned the NATO Coalition Force today.”
However, at this moment, Santos turned the speech to the next page, cleared his throat, and declared.
“… Moro will send volunteer soldiers to FARC to defend independence and freedom until the NATO Coalition Force withdraw from South America.”
The silence at the press conference was terrifying.
The reporters were all petrified and turned into immobile wax figures.
Everyone questioned whether it was an illusion or reality.
“There is no question session, the press conference is over!” Santos waved his hand and walked behind the scenes.
The press conference is over?
No question session?
“Please stay, Mr. Santos, Moro is sending soldiers to Colombia? Are you sure you are not joking?”
“Moro will support…”
The scene became chaotic, and frenzied reporters swarmed up.
The prepared soldiers immediately stepped forward and formed a wall around the podium. They stopped all the reporters and worked with the staff to persuade the reporters to leave the scene.
The next day, Santos and his army made the headlines of every major newspaper and television news around the world.
The dictator’s speech at the press conference shocked everyone.
Moro to send volunteer soldiers to Colombia… to support FARC?
In other words, they were ready to engage in a war with the NATO Coalition Force?
When most people heard the news, their first reaction was not to feel impressed by the courage of the dictator but to open the map to find the location of Moro. Many years had passed since the Moro-Country F war, and most had already forgotten the small country in the Western Pacific.
It was only then that they suddenly remembered how Celestial Trade maintained its influence on the small country.
Future 1.0’s press had the honor to interview the dictator and even produced an interview column specifically for Santos. Based on the order of Jiang Chen, the news column of Future 1.0 avoided the taint of Santos himself, gave a positive evaluation of Moro intervention, and severely criticized NATO Coalition Force’s intervention.
Unsurprisingly, the UA media such as the Washington Post and the New York Times quoted the interview with Future 1.0 but did not quote its thoughts. Instead, the content satirized Moro and pointed the move as a handshake between two big drug lords.
It was true, given that before the founding of the country, Santos was involved in drugs.
Moro’s move to send soldiers had created widespread discussion in the UA.
The UA official responded quickly.
The Capitol spokesperson first sneered and defined Santos’s speech as nonsense. The Secretary of Defense even laughed in an interview as they joked about how Moro planned to transport the soldiers.
Fishing boats? Or inflatable boats?
However, on the second day, they couldn’t laugh anymore.
It turned out that when the press conference was held, the Moro soldiers had already arrived in Venezuela with the help of Celestial Trade.
Coordinated by Russia, with Venezuela keeping an eye closed, these soldiers dressed as civilians quickly boarded trucks and drove to the border between Colombia and Venezuela. After they entered Cucuta, they immediately stepped onto the battlefield with weapons and equipment from Celestial Trade.
Although Celestial Trade did not directly participate in the war, it provided all-round support outside the field.
Especially on intelligence!
In addition to guns, ammunition, and light and heavy firepower, Celestial Trade also provided 500 tablets to the Moro soldiers. These tablets could obtain real-time high-definition satellite images of the battlefield through the “Sky Eye” system deployed above South America.
It came with positioning, height, and distance measurement.
With this gadget, a mortar could pinpoint exactly where to fire.
It was not only accurate, but it also made firing two shots, then changing to another location possible. This made it more effective than missiles
On the day after the Moro soldiers marched into Colombia, the NATO Coalition Force and the Colombian government force launched the fiercest offensive against Pamplona, controlled by the FARC.
In the mountains near Pamplona, the two sides exchanged heavy fires.
Moro was indeed a master in guerrilla warfare.
The NATO Coalition Force twenty-four hours offensive did not manage to take down the palm-sized town of Pamplona. Instead, a Cobra gunship was downed and four armor vehicles were destroyed. Thirty-two hours after the offensive started, the NATO Coalition Force and the Colombian government forces finally called the mission, as they retreated from the mountainside with the wounded soldiers and the remains of the deceased.
On the FARC and Moro side, after they successfully repelled NATO coalition forces, their morale was boosted as they quickly regained their lost position.
After Timochenko heard the victory from the frontline, the haze between his brows suddenly disappeared.
He discovered that the fabled NATO was not as invincible as he had imagined.
At least in the Andes, in the tropical rain forests of Colombia, the FARC experienced in guerrilla warfare seemed to have an upper-hand…