So, apparently, this week scandal in Caracas is an illegal wiretapping of a conversation between Mario Silva and some Cuban G2 operative. The good thing about being away and writing on it late is that, well, I am not really that affected and El Universal put all of its links in English as I use them for this text.
This being said, what to think about that mess?
First, Mario Silva, the infamous director of La Hojila, that show who was an expanded version in worse of "Schwarze Kanal", is of such un-trustworthiness that for all what I know he may have been the one setting up the tape and he released it to take a few down with him if he felt himself falling. I mean, the guy that has smeared so many people with illegal wiretapping is going to fall for one? Not to mention that I understood that in Today's Venezuela no one from any side talks of such matters at such lengths.
Second, did he say anything new? Is there anything that readers of this blog did not know about Venezuela that was a novelty in Mario Silva confession?
Chavismo is bitterly divided? Check!
Diosdado Cabello has a huge fortune? Check!
That he is the most corrupt in Venezuela? Check!
That Maduro is a wimp that does not control anything inside chavismo? Check!
That too many in chavismo would like to dispense with democratic forms? Check!
That we are a Cuban colony? Check!
That [...fill in the blank...]? Check!
We all knew what Silva mentioned. And to hear it confirmed by one of the main and most rotten agents of chavismo, to tell you the truth, is of little comfort for me. Because we all know that nothing is going to come out of it, that our only consolidation is that Venezuelan TV has made a quantum leap forward in quality with the "temporary" suspension of La Hojilla.
We are left with the hope that the inside wars of chavismo are as bad or worse than what Silva told the Cuban and thus the end may come sooner than later. Meanwhile we are left in the contemplation of the utter abjection of the regime.
PS: to add insult to injury Silva showed a delayed antisemitism in blaming the Mossad, Israeli secret service for the "fake". As if Israel did not have more important problems to deal with than Mario Silva.....