What happened this morning in Valencia was suspicious from the start. I learned about it sipping my first cup of coffee and within minutes I was posting that; and assuring the dear reader that under no moment did I got the little bit nervous. It takes me more than that now to get nervous in Venezuela.
The alleged military uprising in Valencia? It smells really fishy. Could actually be a total fake to justify some form of state of siege.— daniel duquenal (@danielduquenal) August 6, 2017
It is 1PM+ , 5 hours later, and it smells fishier, too convenient for the regime, though it also seems that there may be other problems. For example, how come the only "personality" of the regime talking as if he were in charge was Diosdado Cabello, technically today a mere representative at the constituent assembly? At 8 AM and neither Maduro nor defense minister Padrino were on the air reassuring the populace?
In other words, it is not the set up show that is interesting, it is who ordered it.
Let me resume things: the Venezuelan army is deeply corrupt, deeply incompetent, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, ALREADY IN CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY.
And you'd have me cheer up for one side against the other? Fuck that!
On the other hand there was today a true democratic debate at the Jesuit University of Venezuela, UCAB. I learned too late about it to follow, but reports are good as to the quality of the discussions, discussions that I can assure you WILL NEVER TAKE PLACE AT THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY.
Written listening to Brahms 4th, last movement in particular, in case it matters.