Leader of Death Squads Wins Colombian Election [Voltaire]

Source: www.voltairenet.org

Tom Usher wrote or added | Read this, and realize that mainstream media dominated by the plutocrats will lie and lie and lie until those plutocrats turn and repent or die out or are silenced by violent revolutionaries. Which will it be? I want them to turn. If they don't, let them die out. Let's have no blood on our hands.

"Juan Manuel Santos, notorious Defense Minister in the regime of outgoing President Alvaro Uribe and closely identified with high crimes against humanity "won" the recent Presidential elections in Colombia, June 2010. The major electronic and print media CNN, FOX News, Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the once liberal Financial Times (FT) hailed Santos election, as a great victory for democracy. According to the FT, "Colombia not Venezuela is (the) best model for Latin America" (FT 6/23/2010 p. 8). Citing Santos "overwhelming" margin – he garnered 69% of the vote, the FT claimed he won a "strong mandate" (FT 6/22/2010). In what has to be one of the most flagrant cover-ups in recent history, the media accounts exclude the most egregious facts about the elections and the profoundly authoritarian policies pursued by Santos over the past decade."

"Photo: Colombia's President-elect Juan Manuel Santos gestures during a press conference on June 21, 2010, in Bogota. (Getty Images)"

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.