Sunday, July 09, 2006

Mexico's Stolen Election

"There's something rotten in Mexico. And it smells like Florida."

So begins an interesting article by Greg Palast as he dissects the corrupted election in Mexico a week ago. His main contention is that PAN, the ruling party and it's candidate Calderón (with support from presidente Fox) stole the presidency by purging the voter registration lists, much like what happened in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004. But it seems that the right wing machine used a variety of Rovian tactics to influence the outcome.

Leading up to last sunday, the center - left Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) was the front runner. Mexican law stipulates that all campaign activites cease three days before the election.

1. On wednesday before the election president Fox tried to force former Mexico City Finance Secretary Guillermo Ponce to testify that AMLO misused public money to further his campaign. Ponce, who's in prison on other stuff, refused and the frame up failed. Fox has a history of dirty tricks against his popular rival.

2. On thursday Obrador's web page was hacked and a message placed there, supposedly penned by AMLO himself, urging his party to take to the streets (and supposedly cause trouble) if the election results weren't favorable. Televisa and TV Azteca, the television heavies in Mexico, endlessly trumpeted this hoax, forcing Obrador to repudiate the message thereby negating any legitimate opposition once the election was stolen. A very Rovian dirty trick.

3. On friday Fox finally arrested former president Luis Echeverria, a reviled person down there, for the Tlatelolco massacre in 1968, when students were gunned down. Since Calderón had been trying to taint AMLO by comparing the two, this purely political act was a psy ops to influence the vote.

4. The day before the election two poll watcher's from Amlo's PRD party were shot and killed in Guerrero state. A clear signal of intimidation that recalled the hundreds who were gunned down during the 1988 election theft.

5. Through a variety of processes more than a million eligible voters who live in the US had their registrations invalidated and embassies and consulates refused to validate them outside Mexico.

6. It appears there won't be a recount and Obrador insists there were crimes committed in over a third of the country's 130,000 precincts. Calderón stole the election.

This is a momentous event for the New World Order types. As I mentioned previously a border free north american union is planned that will eventually be a western hemisphere union. The governments of Canada and the US had fallen to the traitorous sellouts and Mexico was next. There simply had to be a compliant government down there for this scheme to go forward.
By any means necessary.

update - His mission complete as propaganda tool for the fascists, Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria was"cleared of genocide charges on Saturday for his role in a 1968 massacre, in a serious blow to government efforts to prosecute former leaders for rights abuses."


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