The speculations about the alleged military coup d'état that the rightist, Jair Bolsonaro, tried to carry out to prevent the return of the left to power, are crowded every day with new revelations.
The one who has given the most clues has been Lieutenant Colonel Mauro Cid, the person closest to Bolsonaro. He was his shadow and the one who knew most about the life and miracles of the former president.
In his confessions of more than 12 hours to the police, the soldier, to get a house arrest, revealed that Bolsonaro, after the defeat at the polls, summoned the three military commanders to prepare a coup d'état.
Of the three high commands, only the Navy would have supported the operation, something confirmed today by the rest of the Armed Forces. This has led to a series of comments favorable to the Army as a whole that would have slowed Bolsonaro's coup momentum.
Those who know the military more closely are not entirely sure that the failure of the coup was due to the Armed Forces' sense of responsibility.
Who has shed light on the intricate and complex failed coup d'état prepared by Bolsonaro has been today the journalist Ricardo Noblat in his blog of Metropoles. The veteran journalist reveals the news that, in reality, who saved Brazil from entering the tunnel of a new military dictatorship was the United States Government.
The journalist quotes verbatim the commander of the aeronautics, Almir Garnier, who had written for his troops using the maritime lexicon: "We do not always manage to do what we want, sail in the direction of the safe port in a straight line ... And we have to do it according to what we learned to circumvent hurricanes." And as if to console his coup troops, he adds: "Know, however, that we will get there. We may have to wait a bit, but we will get there. What matters is that we are united."
The Metropoles journalist reveals that Bolsonaro asked President Biden for help to re-elect himself. Emissaries of the US president visited Brazil to tell military commanders that there would be no support for the coup. At the same time, ambassadors from several European countries warned that Brazil would be isolated internationally in the event of a coup break.
The revelations shatter the thesis that was tried to establish that it had been the military who had stopped the coup impetus of the retired captain. In fact, it is becoming clearer every day that had it been for the military high command without international pressure, the coup would have been two steps away from being carried out.
What is becoming increasingly evident is that the military came closer to supporting the coup prepared by Bolsonaro than it seemed.
In reality, it was with Bolsonaro when, from the end of the dictatorship to today, the military came closest to governing the country again. And they were doing it under a layer of legality since it had been Bolsonaro who had grafted them into the State placing more than 6,000 of them in the Government.
As Boechat comments, acknowledging the truth is not being unfair to the military who "are not poor people who against their will ended up dragged by Bolsonaro. They adhered to the attempted coup of free and spontaneous will."
The Metropoles journalist stresses wryly: "The military supported the military coup. With him they returned to power through the vote and power did not intend to leave. The Pope is Argentine, but God still has a soft spot for Brazil."
The sea of revelations that are emerging every day are shattering the narrative that it was the military who would have stopped Bolsonaro's coup momentum. On the contrary, it would have been convenient for them to stay in power and if it were possible through the vote, even better.
Now that the coup has failed and that the military high command could end up in jail, there is beginning to be a movement on the part of the Army commander who did not adhere to the coup, of rapprochement with the progressive government of Lula that in his two previous mandates always achieved a balanced relationship with the Armed Forces.
The revelations will force a greater alert so that the embers that may have remained latent of coup attempts do not set fire to the already fragile Brazilian democracy.
If it is true, as Boechat recalls, the saying that God is Brazilian, it is also true that there is the God of freedom and the God of thunder. And in times of ecological scares, it is better to be alert so that new winds of military storms do not rebury a democracy like the Brazilian one conquered with so many sweats and shocks.
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