Monday, June 7, 2010

CIA-Trained DailyKos Owner "Admits Slip-Up on Calling Turkey an Arab Country"

According to Politifact.Com blogger Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga, (MAMZ) who acknowledges having been trained by the CIA for two years in Washington, nonetheless stated incorrectly in a television talking heads appearance that Turkey was an Arab country. Politifact says:
During the June 6, 2010, edition of ABC's This Week, Markos Moulitsas, who publishes the liberal blog Daily Kos, joined a roundtable discussion that touched on Israel's decision earlier this month to send commandos to board a flotilla carrying aid and activists in defiance of an Israeli blockade of Gaza. The commandos clashed with some of those on board, and the raid ended with nine people dead.
During the interview, Politifact says that MAMZ said:
I mean, the fact is whether Israel had the right to do what it did or not, they handled it so poorly that they basically alienated much of the world. They alienated an important Arab ally in Turkey, and they put the United States in a really difficult position.
MAMZ knows how to talk like a liberal/leftist/progressive, (as he well should after admittedly training with the CIA for two years), even though his personal and family history and trail of lies about his own background prove that he is nothing more than a CIA-trained impostor of a liberal. 

What this case shows, if nothing else, is that Moulitsas Zúñiga has convinced some of the media to refer to him using only his father's last name, which removes him from the contentious discussion of why the family businesses on his mother's Zúñiga side of the family, including Carlos Eduardo Delgado Zúñiga received a one million dollar loan guarantee from the United States Government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) (see OPIC press release referring to the Baja Salt Group) Moulitsas Zúniga himself claimed to be a poor  immigrant. 

("Yo no tengo dinero.  Yo no vengo de una familia rico o poderos. Era inmigrante nos Estados Unidos . . ." )  [I don't have money.  I do not come from a rich or powerful family.  I was an imigrant in the United States.]

Moulitsas desires to distance himself from the international activities of his mother's side of the family, in El Salvador, because one prominent member of that side of the family has been associated with a pro-business group that the CIA calls a right-wing pressure group, associated with death squads.

It is certain understandable why MAMZ would like to disassociate himself from the Salvadoran oligarchy side of his family, given all of the above and the degree to which it disproves much of what MAMZ has said about himself.  However, in this case, failing to also use the Latin-American "Zúñiga" last name in reference to the son has the effect of making it harder to study and become astounded by the enormous wealth and shocking associations of his mother's Zúñiga side of the family.

What Politifact should have pointed out is the strange tendency of the media to call DailyKos a liberal blog, even though its owner admits that he was in training at the CIA when he started the blog, and he has a long history of Republican Party affiliation, voting and campaign work. He admittedly voted for the election of George H.W. Bush against Bill Clinton in 1992 and then ridiculed President Bill Clinton in 1993 for his efforts to open the US military to service by openly gay persons.

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