Jose Vicente Rangel, aka Grima Wormtongue of the Bolivarian revolution, is spinning “golpista” fables again. The “same golpistas” who plotted the violence of 11 April, 2002 once again are conspiring within the armed forces and the civilian political opposition, he says. But the revolution knows who the plotters are and will take them all down at the appropriate time.
JVR is one of the Chavez regime’s longtime insiders, although Chavez wisely has never trusted him. Grima Wormtongue is, after all, a lethal serpent, true to his lifelong ambition to amass wealth and political power, but always treacherous to everyone else including his own blood.
JVR has served Chavez faithfully for a decade, first as Foreign Minister, then defense Minister and finally as Vice President before he retired from public life to return to his first love – spinning outrageous and unsubstantiated myths while wearing the mantle of a “journalist” and “commentator.”
But JVR is poison of the worst kind.
JVR is directly implicated in at least two assassinations, and in late 2001-early 2002 he actively plotted to commit mass murder on 11 April, 2002 with President Chavez, then-Vice President Diosdado Cabello, then-Interior & Justice Minister Ramon Rodriguez Chacin, then-Attorney General Isaias Rodriguez, the entire military high command (except the commander of the Army and then-Cufan commander), and various chavista political figures.
Now JVR claims that multiple conspiracies are under way withint he armed forces and civilian opposition.
News reports over the past weekend said that three generals have been arrested for alleged plots against Chavez and are being held at military intelligence (DGIM), where Chavez’s top intelligence official – General Hugo Carvajal – divides his time between rooting out conspiracies within the military and actively cooperating with FARC narco-terrorists.
But the only “active” conspiracies that Caracas Gringo has detected through his military friends involve officers who are known to serve the Chavez regime as moles and double agents.
Chavez fears secret deep pools of discontent within the military, and so has deployed his military moles and provocateurs to entrap officers in all branches of the armed forces. The same provocateurial activities are happening within the civilian political opposition.
Some alleged “oppo” figures do the devil’s work for the Bolivarian revolution, taking regime money under-the-table to spy on their colleagues and disrupt efforts to forge a credible degree of unity. It’s been so for many years.
Never under-estimate Chavez when it comes to manipulating conspiracies; El Comandante is a Grand Master of conspiratorial intrigue who has spent a lifetime immersed in plots, treachery and double and triple crosses.
The regime’s Cuban-supported intelligence services have reason to be concerned. Venezuela is suffering broad systemic disruptions and failures which the Chavez regime’s incredibly imcompetent/destructive policies have created.
Poor Venezuelans, particularly, are increasingly angry with the Chavez regime for wrecking everything it touches while doing little/nothing to create jobs, reduce violent crime and improve living standards.
The regime can brag about reducing poverty. But poor Venezuelans know that’s bullshit. Life in Venezuela has cheapened awesomely since Chavez has ruled the roost.
In the barrios of Caracas a cash payment of BsF 1,000 – only $232 at the new oil dollar of BsF 4.30 or just $166 at the swap (permuta) rate – is more than enough to hire a “sicario” (contract killer) to murder a rival in a love triangle.
Now the power sector has collapsed, again thanks to Chavez though he is trying mightily to blame it on El Nino and global warming caused mostly by the hated imperialist “yanquis”.
The shortlived experiment with power rationing in Caracas on 12 January 2010 terrified President Chavez and his thugs; the president felt the “pulse” of the “pueblo.” No kidding.
The regime’s intelligence operatives in the “barrios” warned Miraflores that if power rationing in Caracas was not suspended immediately, the “pueblo” would descend from the slums like ravenous locusts and torch the city.
The “caracazo” of February 1989 would be a walk in the park compared to the likely reaction that continued power rationing in Caracas would trigger, say a couple of Caracas Gringo’s contacts in the barrios – hard men associated with the Tupamaros.
Hence, Grima Wormtongue’s recent warnings about new “golpista” conspiracies within the military and civilian opposition.
Chavez needs scapegoats for a new witch hunt/purge, and excuse to arrest, jail and, perhaps, even dispose of some people terminally.