It's unimaginable that the armed forces as a whole would support the regime.
The armed forces are like a big family, and in a way they mostly represent, as the mayor was saying, what about 90% of Venezuelans reject. These are armed forces dominated and controlled by the Cubans. It is amazing that a small country like Cuba is like the occupying power in the nation of Venezuela and that we cannot talk to the military. They are all the time under scrutiny and are spied upon by the regime. Even among themselves they don't talk very much, because they don't know which of them is working for the Cubans. We are really trapped, in Venezuela. This is an unprecedented case.
I have to imagine, when you look at the figures Tamara was mentioning, of 340 officers having recently been taken to jail, that it means there's a fracture. The ones in jail are lieutenants, captains, majors, and lieutenant-colonels, who generally are the ones who really control the armed forces. I believe, then, that the armed forces are very fractured and that something may happen there.
Without the military, we'll never be able to rescue our country, because we have not only the Cubans, but we have the guerrilla forces of Colombia that have remained in Venezuela; we have the Hezbollah groups; we have the paramilitary. They have about 200,000 men. How can we rescue our country in that situation? Plus, the narcocartels will defend themselves. Venezuela is the biggest sanctuary not only for drugs, but for money laundering, for the arms trade, etc. Without the armed forces, we would not be able.... The armed forces will require international support.