7 de novembro de 2019

Cinjamo-nos à canópia!

É um dos ‘campos’ constitutivos da ‘coisa’ que desmerece ‘mergulho’ abaixo da canópia. Ir além do mero registo é, em termos domésticos, incorrer contra a crendice democrática. Tentar, seria uma bravata contra a «doxa» – o mesmo que fazer, da Razão, moeda com valor fiduciário.


Ainda assim, e porque descrevendo melhor a génese se percebe melhor o mistério, uma espreitadela por baixo da canópia. Como chegou a instituição, Forças Armadas, a isto?


(…) in the mid- to late 1970s socialism and Communism enjoyed wide support in Portugal. Indeed, we had agents throughout the Portuguese intelligence service, and in the chaos that followed the socialist revolution that overthrew Salazar/Caetano, our agents came up with a bold stroke. One night, with the help of moles and sympathizers inside the security apparatus, Portuguese working for the KGB drove a truck to the Security Ministry and hauled away a mountain of classified intelligence data, including lists of secret police agents working for the Salazar regime. The truckload of documents was delivered to our embassy in Lisbon, then sent by plane to Moscow, where analysts spent months poring over the papers. (…) there was some material of limited interest on American military operations in Europe. (…) the really valuable material was the list of the thousands of agents and informers who worked for the Salazar dictatorship. Our officers later used this information to force some of these agents to work for us. (…)  In the 1990s, (…) I was interviewed by major national media and did not mince words about the role of the Portuguese Communist Party in providing generous support for Soviet intelligence operations. I was immediately denounced by Álvaro Cunhal, the Party leader, as a liar and a traitor. (…) I repeated what I had been saying over and over again: ‘The Communist Party of Portugal is our best and most loyal ally in Europe (…)’

in «Spymaster - My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West» de Oleg Kalugin/2009, pág.194/195


Ademais, quatro décadas volvidas, e apesar de Eanes, Firmino Miguel, Pires Veloso, Galvão de Melo, Sanches Osório, Loureiro dos Santos, Melo Egídio, Jaime Neves, etc… mantemo-nos no domínio dos ‘netos da madrugada’ que, tal qual os ‘pais’ os ‘filhos da madrugada’, ‘sem saberem de dor ou mágoa’, ‘navegam de vaga em vaga’ à ‘procura de quem lhes traga verde oliva de flor nos ramos’.