Friday, August 31, 2007
I just spoke with Lauren Montgomery (815-753-0101) in the classifieds Department at Northern Illinois University's (NIU's) Northern Star campus newspaper, where Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga (AKA "Mark Moulitsas," AKA "Markos Moulitsas") published the shockingly homophobic essay, and the essay in which he said he was not a minority and did not and would not concern himself with the persecution of minorities. I asked her to explain why these essays, published in 1993, were available on line last week but are no longer available at present.
Ms. Montgomery says that the Northern Star website has just been renovated, and the technicians are still working to get all of the archives back online.
According to Ms. Montgomery, all of the archives, (presumably including the articles in which MAMZ opposed gays in the miltiary and said he is not a minority), will be available again in about a week.
One mystery appears to be solved, although we'll have to check back and see if the links are working again in a week.
However, many remaining MAMZ mysteries need to be resolved: For example, why did MAMZ write and publish the virulently homophobic essay, in which he opposed ALL gay service in military?
And why did MAMZ write and publish the Setepmber 3, 1993 essay in which he said he was not a minority?
"And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. THEY would never be able to escape who THEY were." (Emphasis added. The Indictment of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)
He now claims that he IS an immigrant, even though he was actually born in Chicago? Much of what Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga has told us about himself simply doesn't add up, and tends to cast doubt upon everything that he says.
Some of MAMZ's supporters insist that he cannot be prejudiced because he, himself is an immigrant and a minority. But he is NOT an immigrant because he was born in Chicago, and the above quote proves that he does not believe he is a minority. Not unless it is convenient, anyway.
While the Northern Star is getting its archives back online, at least parts of the essays above can be accessed in the Google cache and at The Truth About Kos.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
|Year||Activity||Source of Data||Questions Raised|
|September 11, 1971||“Moulitsas was born in Chicago on September 11, 1971. http://www.guernicamag.com/features/172/firmly_forward/|
”MAMZ is born in Chicago. (CATO)
“Nacido en 1971 en Chicago, vino a El Salvador en 1976 y regresó con su familia a Estados Unidos en 1980, cuando comenzaba el conflicto en nuestro país.” (La PrensaGráfica.Com)
|September 11, 1974 > September 11, 1975||“His family moved to El Salvador, his mother’s native country, when he was three.” Guernica.com||There certainly is a discrepancy between these two dates of at least one year and maybe two. (See LaPrensaGráfica.Com article, which says he “came to El Salvador in 1976.") |
|1976||MAMZ family moves to El Salvador. “vino a El Salvador en 1976.” (La PrensaGráfica.Com) [“. . .came to El Salvador in 1976 . . .”]||There certainly is a discrepancy between these two dates of at least one year and maybe two. (See LaPrensaGráfica.Com article, below, which has says he “came to El Salvador in 1976.)|
|The 1980’s||MAMZ was a Reagan Republican: “It was my fealty to the notion of personal liberty that made me a Republican when I came of age in the 1980s.” Cato Unbound, publication date: October 2, 2006|
|1980||“civil war forced his family back to the States in 1980.” (CATO)|
“regresó con su familia a Estados Unidos en 1980, cuando comenzaba el conflicto en nuestro país.” (La PrensaGráfica.Com) [ . . .returned with his family to the United States in 1980, when the conflict started in El Salvador.]
|1984||MAMZ starts playing piano, “Ticklin’ the ivories since 1984.” Moulitsas Online Music Album|
|1984||At thirteen years old, MAMZ is a precinct captain in the 1984 reelection campaign of president Ronald Reagan. After an interview with MAMZ, Guernica Magazine wrote, “( . . . ) he became a fanatical supporter of Ronald Reagan (who backed El Salvador’s government as part of his anti-Communist strategy), even working as a Republican party precinct captain in high school.”|
|September 11, 1988||MAMZ turns 17, has seventeenth birthday. “A los 17 años, Markos entró a formar parte del ejército de Estados Unidos.” (LaPrensaGráfica.Com) [“At 17 years old, Markos joined the Army of the United States.”]|
|9/11/88 - 9/10/89||“Immediately after high school, at the age of 17, Moulitsas enrolled in the U.S. Army” (CATO) “The idea was partly to improve his self-esteem and serve his country and partly to burnish his resume for a career in politics.” SanFranciscoGate.Com|
After high school, Moulitsas, then a Reagan Republican thanks largely to the White House's support of the Salvadorean government, spent four years as an army artillery scout, mainly in Germany. WaMonthly
|Could MAMZ have spent “four years” as an Army scout, based on his year of graduation and his date of entering NIU? |
|September 11, 1989||Immediately after high school, at the age of 17, Moulitsas enrolled in the U.S. Army. Cato Unbound MAMZ turns 18, has eighteenth birthday.|
|Fall 1992(?)||Entered Northern Illinois University as a freshman.“enrolled at Northern Illinois University . . ." (WaMONTHLY) According to the NIU Northern Star campus newspaper, he was a “freshmen” in January 1993, when MAMZ wrote his infamous essay opposing ALL gays in the military.Northern Star|
Wiki: Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga
|Presidential Election, November 1992||MAMZ votes for George H.W. Bush for president. Moulitsas voted for Bush Sr. in 1992. Guernica|
|January 25, 1993||MAMZ publishes essay at Northern Illinois University campus newspaper, the “Northern Star,” opposing ALL gay service in the US military. Northern Illinois University "Northern Star" campus newspaper.|
|1996||MAMZ records music in Chicago. MAMZ's Online Music Album|
|1996||MAMZ graduates from Northern Illinois University. Wiki: Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga||US Congressman (NM)|
|1996 – 1999||“He earned a J.D. at Boston University School of Law (1996-1999).” Wiki: Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga||US Congressman (NM)|
|September 11, 1996 > September 10, 1997||He met Elisa when he was a 25-year-old law student and she was a 19-year-old sophomore at Boston University. SanFranciscoGate.Com|
|1997 – 2000||MAMZ “family business” receives five million dollars in foreign investments. Salvadoran Supreme Court Library Document|
|Spring 1998||MAMZ proposes to Elise. "While [Elise] studying abroad in Spain, I visiter her for a week. During that time, we spent a few days in Bamberg, where I lived for nearly three years in the early 90s. That's when I popped the question." MAMZ's Online Wedding Album|
|1998||"( . . . ) in 1998, moved out to San Francisco to try his luck in Silicon Valley." Kos Call|
|1999||MAMZ says, "I had the good fortune of working with Tim Bruhns at Blink Music in Cambridge, MA." Moulitsas.Com/music||US Congressman (NM)|
|November 24, 2000||MAMZ gets married in El Salvador. Online Wedding Album||US Congressman (NM)|
|Six months during 2001(?) Can´t be!||MAMZ says he interviewed with the CIA in Washington, DC for six months, where he was told that, "Man, they're going to take us to war. This isn't right."|
Speech to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, June 2, 2006.
|Why would the CIA tell MAMZ about the Iraq War when the within four months after the destruction of the World Trade Center, at least two years before the war began? |
If this is true, why did MAMZ keep this information secret even as the Administration was insisting that it had no immediate plans for war with Iraq?
Was there a conflict of interest between MAMZ’s role in the anti-war movement and his assumed duty not to report conversations he had had with employees of the Central Intelligence Agency? If so, how did MAMZ resolve this conflict?
|May 22, 2002||“Six months before the 2002 midterm elections . . . he decided to start a blog. Guernica.Com|
"Moulitsas started Daily Kos — a weblog focusing on progressive, liberal, and Democratic Party politics — on May 26, 2002" Cato Unbound
"Esta página [DailyKos] fue creada en mayo de 2002 por Markos Moulitsas Zúniga." LaPrensaGráfica.Com
|November 2002||DailyKos receiving 8,000 hits per day. “By the height of the 2002 elections, the Daily Kos received about 8,000 hits per day.” Guernica|
|“Late 2002”||Moulitsas was not yet in touch with the Dean campaign, but he made contact with the Dean camp through Jerome Armstrong in “late 2002.”|
According to Guernica Magazine’s Mark Binelli, who interviewed MAMZ in 2004:
“When Moulitsas began blogging, he did so anonymously, mostly to keep his boss from finding out how he was spending his work hours. In late 2002, he began corresponding with another political blogger, Jerome Armstrong — Moulitsas’ current partner in the consulting business — whose site, mydd, inspired the Daily Kos. “We started talking about how we were both anonymous, so people really had no reason to take us seriously. But they were,” Moulitsas says. “Then we said, ‘Imagine what would happen if a candidate did this.” Around the same time, future Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi — then a senior adviser — gave an interview which Armstrong found to be idiotic, and he noted as much on his blog. “I think Trippi was googling his name, and he saw what Jerome wrote,” Moulitsas recalls. “Then he started reading mydd and the Daily Kos. Eventually, he contacted Jerome and said, ‘You think I’m an idiot. We should talk.’
“We thought the blogs would just be another tool in Dean’s toolbox — you know, this notion of talking to people directly, not filtering it through the press, humanizing the campaign,” Moulitsas continues. “But someone like Trippi, he had nothing to lose at the time, so he could be as creative as he wanted to be. They implemented the blogs in a way that was phenomenal.”
|MAMZ says he was told by CIA personnel BEFORE June 2002 and within ten months of the 9-11-2001 destruction of the WTT that the US was going to invade Iraq. This makes no sense. What DOES make sense is that he was still at the CIA in late 2002, long after he has admitted to being there in the past. He must have been at the CIA for at least a year, maybe two, even while leading an anti-war blog. Is that a conflict of interest? Isn’t one of the jobs of the CIA to keep tabs on anti-war activists? Did MAMZ help them to do so? Does he help them to do so today? |
|Late 2002||MAMZ contact with the CIA could not have occurred earlier than May or June 2002 if it ended after six months and BECAUSE of a competing job offer or opportunity with the Dean campaign, as alleged by MAMZ in his speech at the Commonwealth Club. Speech to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, June 2, 2006.|
|February 5, 2003||Colin “Powell addressed a plenary session of the United Nations Security Council on February 5, 2003 to argue in favor of military action.” Wiki: Colin Powell|
|February 14, 2003||“In his report to the UN Security Council on February 14, 2003, Blix claimed that "If Iraq had provided the necessary cooperation in 1991, the phase of disarmament -- under resolution 687 -- could have been short and a decade of sanctions could have been avoided." Wiki: Hans Blix|
|March 2003||Moulitsas attended the California State Democratic convention in Sacramento in March, 2003 with Jerome Armstrong of MyDD. Wiki: Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga|
|March 20, 2003||The American Invasion of Iraq officially began.|
|June 9, 2003||MAMZ “officially” announces that Armstrong/Zúñiga has a consulting with Howard Dean’s presidential campaign.|
“I've been on the road a lot the past few months. Some of it was for my day job as a web developer. But the bulk of it was for my new political consulting firm (alongside my partner).
I spent this weekend in Burlington, VT, where we officially accepted work on behalf of presidential candidate Howard Dean”
|MAMZ said he interviewed with the CIA in 2001, and only stopped interviewing because of the Dean campaign job offer. But, MAMZ could not have met Dean before late 2002, because that’s when Armstrong had his first contact with Dean. And MAMZ said he met Dean through Armstrong. |
So, MAMZ MUST have been at the CIA until AT LEAST late 2002, or later, if he was there when the opportunity to work for Dean arose.
If MAMZ was at the CIA beyond a six month interview period, then he CERTAINLY was paid for staying on for the training period. If so, MAMZ was CERTAINLY an employee/trainee who worked for the CIA. People who go to a workplace, stay for months, take mandatory training and get paid for it are “workers” and “employees” by anyone’s definition. Did Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA "Work" at the CIA During His Six Months There?”
|2004||MAMZ has interview with Mark Binelli of Guernica Magazine, who later reports that “Moulitsas’ family was upper-middle-class in a country with virtually no middle class, and so had little sympathy for attempts to overthrow the corrupt ruling party. “I’m still the family communist,” he says. At the time, though, Moulitsas was politically in line with his folks. The family fled back to Chicago when Moulitsas was nine, and he became a fanatical supporter of Ronald Reagan (who backed El Salvador’s government as part of his anti-Communist strategy), even working as a Republican party precinct captain in high school.”Guernica||Compare this to what Moulitsas told the Salvadoran newspaper, LaPrensaGrafica.com: “[Translated: In the pre-Internet world, someone like me could never have had this level of success. I don’t have money. I don’t come from a famous or powerful family. I was an immigrant to the United States (…)Technology gave me the opportunity to create a publication with more than a million daily readers without having much money. The start-up costs were around $100.00.]”|
|June 2, 2006||MAMZ makes speech to Commonwealth Club, San Francisco Infamous June 2, 2006 MAMZ Speech to Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA.|
|October 2, 2006||Publication date of Cato Institute article in which MAMZ supports “States rights,” saying, “We can fondly look back to a time when Republicans spoke a good game on libertarian issues. They professed fealty to state rights, spoke of shrinking the government, preserving individual liberty, and embracing fiscal responsibility.” Cato Unbound|
|April 9, 2007||Story appears in LaPrensaGráfica.com in which MAMZ alleges, “En el mundo antes de internet, alguien como yo nunca hubiera tenido ese nivel de éxito. No tengo dinero. No vengo de familia famosa o poderosa. Era inmigrante en Estados Unidos (...) La tecnología me dio la oportunidad de crear una publicación con más de un millón de lectores diarios sin tener que tener mucho dinero. Los costes de lanzamiento eran cerca de $100.”|
[Translated: In the pre-Internet world, someone like me could never have had this level of success. I don’t have money. I don’t come from a famous or powerful family. I was an immigrant to the United States (…)Technology gave me the opportunity to create a publication with more than a million daily readers without having much money. The start-up costs were around $100.00.]
|August 4, 2007||In keynote speech at YearlyKos, MAMZ implies that he served in the Gulf War: “I served my nation, during the gulf war . . . ” MAMZ’s transcript of his speech, DailyKos Although he served in Germany, the word “Germany” does not appear a single time in this speech.|
“ . . . we spent a few days in Bamberg, where I lived for nearly three years in the early 90s. That's when I popped the question.” Online Wedding album
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)
Cross-posted at the Now Public.
Having discovered that Markos C. A.Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ), (founder and owner of DailyKos) has a long history of participation in and support of the Republican Party and, moreover, trained or worked or "interviewed" with the US Central Intelligence Agency betwee 2001 and 2003, now research into the life and history of Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) has revealed and established the following facts and, therefore, justice and history now bring this thirty-one count indictment of Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ):
1). Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was actively at Central Intelligence Agency offices in Washington, DC, training to become a CIA agent for two years, between 2001 and 2003, with or without pay. (Listen carefully to MAMZ's speech to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, on June 2, 2006.) He says that he started training at the CIA to be a "secret agent" in 2001 and finished his training when the Howard Dean campaign took off, which was in 2003. Since secret agents are trained to offer cover stories, false backgrounds and provide false information, therefore, nothing that MAMZ, his supporters and associates say can be accepted at face value.
2). Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was born in Chicago, not in El Salvador. Therefore, he is a US citizen and is NOT and never was an immigrant, in spite of his habitual assertions to the contrary.
3). Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) has used at least three aliases, including Mark Moulitsas, and Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga and Markos Moulitsas and Markos C. A. Moulitsas. No one seems to know MAMZ's complete name with certainty, but it certainly is not what he has said it is.
4). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA lied when he said "I don’t have money. I don’t come from a famous or powerful family. I was an immigrant to the United States." CatoUnbound.Org:Markos Moulitsas [ZÚÑIGA] Counter to the rags to riches immigrant story MAMZ has conveniently adopted recently for public consumption, MAMZ has said that he can and does "always close the door" on immigrant identity "in detached selfishness."
5). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was a Ronald Reagan Republican, taking credit for supporting Ronald Reagan, campaigning for George. H.W. Bush, and for Republican Representative Henry Hyde, the House prosecutor in the Clinton impeachment hearings.
6). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) is not a "liberal" and he is not a "progressive." In an essay submitted to the Northern Illinois University campus newspaper, the Northern Star, MAMZ strenuously opposed ALL service by gays in the US military, a position more extremely Republican and discriminatory than that taken by many other military members and conservatives. Northern Star
7). Like David Duke and the Klu Klux Klan, Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA promotes "states rights," a codeword for opposition to integration and determined acts and policies of segregation. Is DailyKos a White Supremacist Group?
8). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA has told the media, without naming her, that his mother "returned to El Salvador several years ago to run a hotel." San Francisco Gate
9). In fact, Mr. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s family owns a sumptuous and “exclusive” resort hotel and tourism conglomerate in El Salvador called the "Club Joya del Pacífico" (Club Jewel of the Pacific) a unit of which is the (Jaltepeque Suites Hotel).
10). Demonstrating his connection to these, what MAMZ has called "family business" interests, Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA invited his wife, friends and family to celebrate his honeymoon with him at the this Jaltepeque Suites Hotel after he was married in the year 2000. (For some reason, the original link no longer works. Fortunately, we have two screenshots from his wedding album, including their web addresses, to prove that the album was public before its significance was pointed out. And now it's gone.)
12). Carlos Alberto Delgado Zúñiga, the “family” member listed in government records as “manager” of the Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s hotel is also president of the “Junta Directiva” of the CÁMARA SALVADOREÑA DE TURISMO (CASATUR), the national tourism board of El Salvador, according to El Salvador's "La Prensa" newspaper. He has aggregated power in El Salvador through participation in a series of interlocking tourism-related directorates and has used this power to facilitate the destruction of the Jaltepeque Estuary by his hotel conglomerate, Club Jewel of the Pacific, even though the Jaltepeque Estuary is universally recognized by international groups as an endangered habitat for imperiled marine life. VII. MACROPOLITICAS, CONVENIOS INTERNACIONALES Y LEGISLACIÓN QUE INCIDE EN LAS ÁREAS DE CONSERVACION (VII. Macropolitics, International Conventions and Legislation Regarding Conservation)
. . . [P]resión urbana y la descontrolada dinámica de ocupación de la zona esta generando un fuerte y rápido deterioro provocando una alteración en dicho ecosistema. Urban pressure and the uncontrolled dynamic of occupation of the zone is generating a strong and rapid deterioration, provoking a deterioration of said ecosystem." Guide to Sustainable Development of the Jaltepeque Estuary in the La Paz Region.See also:
Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA's "Family Business" Pollutes Unique Salvadoran Lagoon and Threatens Wildlife Species.
Why Has Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (M.A.M.Z.) Lied About His Wealthy Salvadoran Oligarchy Family Background?
13). Carlos Alberto Delgado Zúñiga, the man listed in public documents as the “manager” of the Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s Jaltepeque Suites Hotel, is also president of the “Junta Directiva” of the CÁMARA SALVADOREÑA DE TURISMO (CASATUR), the national tourism board of El Salvador. In addition, he is a member of the member of the “Junta Directiva” of the “Sistema de Integración de Centroamerica” (System for Integration of Central America).
14). The man listed as the manager of the Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s hotel is also named in Salvadoran Government documents as the “ADMINISTRADOR UNICO PROPIETARIO” (Administrator Sole Proprietor) of PRODUCTOS TURISTICOS Y OTROS, SOCIEDAD ANONIMA DE CAPITAL VARIABLE - PROTURO, S.A. DE C.V. CNR.GOB.SV: Names and Credentials
15).Proturo, S.A. de C.V. is also known as the “Baja Salt Group,” which does business as “Baja Salt.”
16). Baja Salt distributes table salt and industrial salt in the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Central and South America, and maintains offices in Odessa, Texas, where President George W. Bush was born. This Odessa, Texas office shares a telephone number, fax number and physical address with a peculiar equipment rental and petroleum industry business, Light Tower Rentals, Ltd, listed along with Halliburton Energy Services Group in the Texas organization records of USA Oilfield. These activities associated with Carlos Alberto Delgado Zúñiga's Baja Salt Group have not been sufficiently explained. See "The Secret "Family Business" of Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga (DailyKos)"
17). Baja Salt is the sole Central American distributor for the salt produced by Mexico’s Exportadora de Sal, S.A. (ESSA).
18). Baja Salt/ESSA is a notorious polluter of pristine grey whale and sea turtle spawning grounds and habitat in Baja Mexico.
19). ESSA is represented in its environmental pollution cases by the same Skadden, Arps powerhouse law firm that represents The Carlyle Group.
20). The internationally powerful Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA , the “family” member listed in government records as “manager” of the Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s hotel (see screenshot) was on the organizational member board of El Salvador’s ANEP, the Asociación Nacional de Empresas Privadas (National Association of Private Corporations).
21). ANEP is listed by the US Central Intelligence Agency as a right-wing political pressure group.
22). ANEP is "a lobby of El Salvador’s most influential businessmen" that advocates free markets and “wants to privatize El Salvador’s water delivery” and its hospitals, which has led to large popular demonstrations in El Salvador against ANEP’s pro-corporate policies. CountryData.Com
23). The large national and international corporate members of ANEP were the principal political opponents of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero at the time when he was assassinated. CIA: Political Pressure Groups Mongabay.com
24). ANEP ran a vigorous media campaign against El Salvador’s populist Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero in the months that led up to his assassination on March 24 1980.
25). The corporate members of ANEP were the principal political opponents of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero when he was assassinated. CIA: Political Pressure Groups Mongabay.com
26). While Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was supporting Ronald Reagan and campaigning for other Republicans, the Reagan Administration provided billions of dollars in military and other aid to the Salvadoran Government and to the right-wing pressure groups believed to be responsible for the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero.
Total United States aid to El Salvador rose from US$264.2 million in fiscal year (FY) 1982 to an estimated US$557.8 million in FY 1987. On average over this period, economic aid exceeded military aid by more than a two-to-one ratio.27). In 1983, another source provided the U.S. embassy with a chilling account of how death-squad operations were planned, financed and executed. According to the source, these right-wing death squads, which were all connected to D'Aubuisson's group,
Economic aid was provided in the form of Economic Support Funds (ESF), food aid under Public Law 480 (P.L. 480), and development aid administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). ESF was intended to provide balance of payments support to finance essential non food imports. Assistance with food imports as well as the direct donation of foodstuffs was accomplished through the P.L. 480 program. Development aid covered a broad spectrum of projects in such fields as agriculture, population planning, health, education, and training.
For FY 1987, regular non supplemental ESF appropriations totaled US$181.7 million, and combined food and development aid amounted to US$122.7 million. The regular FY 1987 appropriation for military aid was US$116.5 million. Mongabay.Com: Country Studies/El Salvador
“get their orders from paymasters in the Sol family ... younger members of the de Sola family and some members of the National Association of Businessmen (ANEP) ... The chain of command then proceeds to death-masters like [deleted] [who] have contacts with retired officers who go around to the different security forces as "black bag" men, paying off and recruiting likely foot-soldiers. The latter are recruited at the lower and even middle levels (captains and majors) of the different security forces. Death squad hit-men thus recruited are on the receiving end of a vertical hierarchy leading up to the paymasters (whom the foot-soldiers do not know...).”Center for International Policy28). In spite of the leadership role of Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA in ANEP, and ANEP's role in the events leading to the assassination of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA has told the public and his supporters -- cynically and as part of a continuing history of misinformation and deception -- that Archbishop Oscar Romero was one of his "heroes."
29). DailyKos practices blog apartheid, banning Black voices and restricting overall minority membership to less than 4% of membership. Is DailyKos a White Supremacist Group?
30). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA could not be unaware of these facts, and yet, through dozens or hundreds of media interviews, he has persistently hid his knowledge of these facts, and of his family’s role, from his supporters and from the American public.
31). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA has lied to the public about whom he really is, and he is not the person who he pretends to be, but is an impostor who makes a mockery of progressive people and progressive values.
Still, myriad questions remain and demand to be answered about his activities:
1). Why has Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA NEVER, EVER revealed in public the name of even ONE of his blood relatives?
2). What is the name of the uncle of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA who was once the Minister of Education in El Salvador (if he in fact exists at all)?
3. Why has Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA not revealed that the “manager” of his “family business” in El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA , was a member of the organization member board of ANEP?
4). Who is Maria Elizabeth ZÚÑIGA de Delgado, the woman listed in Salvadoran Government documents as “Alternate Administrator” of Proturo, S.A. de S.V.?
5). To what degree does Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA stand to benefit financially from the ongoing financial and political activities of Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA, Maria Elizabeth ZÚÑIGA de Delgado, Club Joya del Pacífico, the Jaltepeque Suites Hotel unit, the Baja Salt (Group), PROTURO, ESSA, ANEP, Light Tower Rentals of Odessa, Texas, and any related persons, corporations, groups, economic and political activities?
6). Why has Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA never acknowledged, disavowed and disconnected himself from these activities?
7). Is Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA now receiving and/or has he ever received (e.g. in 2001) payments or other compensation from the US Government, directly or indirectly, for his intelligence work or other activities? (Please refer to and review now the audiotape of MAMZ's comments to at the Commonwealth Club on June 2, 2006, in San Francisco, CA.)
8). Why has Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA lied about so many things to so many people and why did he suddenly begin to present himself as a "progressive" during the period of his at least six-months involvement with the Central Intelligence Agency?
9). Why would any responsible candidate or voter of the Democratic Party accept money or advice from an self-acknowledged two-year CIA applicant/trainee?
10). With so many serious and troubling questions raised about the work and history of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA and his family, the judgment of justice and history call upon and compel the public, the media and elected officials to reevaluate the truth and history of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA, carefully comparing his unverified stories and self-serving propaganda to the facts documented above.