General José Francisco Gallardo Rodríguez, assured that in the Mexican armed forces there is a “brotherhood”, to which General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and the elite of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) belong; Y that they would have brought down President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to support them unconditionally.
The above was said by the military Gallardo Rodríguez in an interview with the program Journalists, led by Álvaro Delgado Gómez and Alejandro Páez Varela.
According to also an analyst and university professor, the demand to repatriate Cienfuegos is part of a kind of “impunity pact” that would have been suggested since previous six-year terms.
Gallardo Rodríguez said that one of these brotherhoods involves the Presidential General Staff —which no longer operates as such—; the other, he added, is in the Diplomas of the General Staff, and that block that is there is a brotherhood within the Army.
This has seriously harmed because this group of soldiers do not have institutional controls within the Army and “is a factual power”.
– “Does this factual power bankrupt the President of the Republic?” Delgado Gómez asked him.
– “They dubbed the President”, answered General Gallardo.
Already being president-elect, the General continued, López Obrador was sent to the Secretary of the Navy for a meeting with members of the armed forces. He went and left “thundered, they turned Andrés Manuel”, said.
–¿Salvador Cienfuegos belongs to that brotherhood? – Delgado asked him.
–Yes– Gallardo answered.
“Does the current Secretary of Defense belong to that brotherhood?” Páez asked.
“Everyone who is in the upper echelons of the current Army, including the Secretary of Defense (General Luis Cresencio Sandoval González) “. The brotherhood is made up of the Graduates of the General Staff, he insisted.
That started, he stated, When General Marcelino García Barragán arrived at the Sedena (from the Government of President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz) there was a break and the Diplomates arrived. From there “the corruption began and an internal derangement of the Army ”. Why do I say it? He added. “Because I was there, I lived it and saw it. Nobody can tell me ”.
The then Secretary of National Defense, Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and the Secretary of the Navy, Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, in 2018.
Gallardo Rodríguez said that the decision to withdraw the charges against General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda in the United States is evidence of a “pact of impunity” between former President Enrique Peña Nieto and President López Obrador.
“The events that have happened since this administration came to power, the Lozoya affair and that of all those involved in corruption cases, but this more, because it has to do with security aspects, for me it is the confirmation of that impunity pact that Andrés Manuel made behind the back of society with Peña Nieto, ”he said in the interview.
“I do not think so, I conclude with all the information we have, it is a conclusion of all the events that we have seen since the current administration arrived to date,” he added.
“From the knowledge that we have, yes, it is guaranteed (impunity). So much so that the Mexican intelligence systems, civil and military, never realized that he was being investigated. How? And then military justice, which is severe, ”he said.