The death tax as an emblem of the end of a political cycle
It's cliché that says that journalism is publishing what someone (or some factor of power) rather not if published, and everything else is public relations. But this last week turning point in reality (or political realism) of Argentina, showed a couple of things. On the one hand many were and are afraid to say, but did not express publicly. On the other hand, that in the rush to primiciar, many journalists or "publishers" often mix facts with opinions. A basic rule in any journalism school teaches otherwise. To that often leads vertigo that working in newsrooms and on the street. Minute by minute tour information, voices multiply, stories mutate, public opinion demands, politicians make their game in an election year with change of power. But above all, because the case is paradigmatic Nisman, dark, and represents the final shot for a political cycle that deserved to have fired otherwise.
To comment, you could say that this week one had the dark feeling of being transported back to the 90s, hoping it would not be an omen. It is no coincidence that mafias are the same, with characters that come and go just like that. That hard aspect of power, the pragmatic dynamics of Kirchner and Menem, are much more than I would like to think. Yoma, Yabrán, Maria Julia, Nazareno, Corach. Lazarus, Jaime, Amado, Milani, Stiusso, Hannibal. Business is business, not ideology.
To refer to facts, just emerging elements of the cause, but also in the political scene, because it is ultimately a political death, and that is suicide or homicide not change its political character. It is known what is: the third entry and service door, the hole in the custody key the last witness, the anticipated return the note to her maid, latest photos and communications. And again, a government-owned political officer accused has admitted to the crime scene before the judiciary. That the complaint was diffused completely loose foundations and looks more like a letter of intelligence delivered to the prosecutor. That the journalist who unveiled the event of death had to leave the country for tracking suspects. Today many are afraid to full democracy. The Joint Standing Committee on Oversight of Intelligence Agencies and Activities, met only twice in a year and reports are a mystery even to the deputies themselves.
It is a political morality vomitive rotation in the official stance. It is not the first time it happens. In connection with Bergoglio, as in many others, the government acted in the same schizophrenic way, the "love-hate" according to the temporary convenience, or according to surveys. Although many lovers of Kirchner to them emotional and intellectually impossible to record more than the versions that confirm their preconceptions, is opportunism. Distort, disguise, blaming the victim and silent, lightweight planting suspicions about their environment, etc. Nisman's death become another enigmatic police case, as a long list that we sometimes forget, only contributes to disorient and distract the focus. As happened with farandulización (powered from power) Lanata’s reported of Baez about two years to discredit ago. Which "selling fiction" is still in jail.
What seems to follow the official line is that Nisman is solely responsible for what happened to him, and the government is the victim, blameless and position. But the government leads the State, which has the primary duty to take care and ensure that prosecutors can report without being disqualified or removed or threatened. Obviously, if you think it is, it would be very crude that the Government send to kill a prosecutor in full media and political at times presented in Congress, accused of corruption to the top of the power structure bustle. One rather it would go for an operation against the government, a product of internal fierce intelligence. It is, Critina "threw a dead".
Stiusso was the strongest man in that area since the return of democracy. The former SIDE has always been a kind of parallel state with great occult power, millionaires budgets without accountability, a niche of corruption, to extort or co-opt judges, journalists, politicians, businessmen. That's nothing new, and surely it will happen in other parts of the world. Everything that is secret is a broth for corruption. But here except: Stiusso has been state official State during "won decade," put on by Nestor Kirchner to provide information to Nisman. Like many others, Kirchner has created its own monsters, you can not then control.
Many have forgotten an episode that could now basting. In July 2013 during a raid group Falcon was killed on Lauchón Pedro Tomás Viale, accused drug trafficker. But the man belonged to Ministry of Intelligence for some years, was renamed Antonio right hand Stiusso. Now one might ask whether Viale died for narco or know much about the AMIA case. At the same time, if the ejection Stiusso was motivated by rotation (another) pro-Iranian government, led in turn to commercial and energy needs.
And is now clearer the new government decision: to promote a political complaint against the former strongman of the Ministry of Intelligence. The idea is not to file a complaint against Stiusso in courts because of a lack of evidence. But the President is convinced that the former agent he "planted false information" the prosecutor Nisman to encourage him to file the complaint. While the Pink House will agree that the case is clarified as soon as possible, while fears that fiscal Viviana Fein or the judge Fabiana Palmaghini Stiusso called to testify in the case. That's the last thing you would want the Government.
Regarding the communication strategy of the Government, needless to comment too. As Beatriz Sarlo said: "If the first letter was senseless, the second was cruel and vindictive. Cristina Kirchner writing at the height of the role. "
The seriousness of the complaint, the complainant death adds: the level of institutional gravity doubles. The first concerned and forced to clarify all is the government itself. First because it is government, and second because it was the defendant. Do not kill who is afraid of being killed. Do not kill who says he fears for his life and his family. Do not kill who is eager to talk and complain, waiting for the most important day of his career. Do not kill who has more reason to live than to die. The shot Nisman was also extensive political cycle that has left good, some questionable, and as many dark who could not or did not want to change, and may never change.
If one side of the scales have their specific weight several social gains, restitution of rights, and recognition that no one could ignore citizens, it is also true that the other side is a burden that can no longer be hidden with popular rhetoric. No one should be taken aback by the famous Memorandum with Iran. That's the final bullet political suicide of a government. An alleged transformative mystical, which sought to consolidate the hegemony of a tense Government, has not been sufficient to cover the breakdown of social ties, the violence that has engendered, the exponential growth of drug trafficking, deteriorating purchasing power of the inflations more highest in the world, with borders of fantasy, with a festival of subsidies and fiscal deficit, with energy emergency stocks and recession. The hydrocarbons law, which could baptize "Chevron law," go down in history as an icon of delivery and corruption. Like other fundamental laws also approved closed by a scribe Congress book.
Only time will allow us to evaluate well the balance of this end of cycle: the difference between belief and conveniences, including posture and imposture, between the pursuit of truth and justice and political manipulation of values and ideals. The difference between left and right. And again, there will be a desert helpless, waiting for a new savior disappointed.