Saturday, September 24, 2011

Minneapolis "City Pages" Shows Contradictions in MAMZ's Disinformation Campaign About Himself and His "Right-Sympathizing" Family History

On June 8 2011, Jessica Lussenhop of Minneapolis-St. Paul's "City Pages' published an article covering what Markos Moulitsas says are important moments and facts in his blog's and the whitosphere blogs' history. She gets one crucial fact right that other mainstream media biographers have ignored. She says,
WHEN MOULITSAS WAS A nine-year-old boy living in civil war-torn El Salvador, his parents received a strange envelope in the mail.  Inside were photos of Moulitsas and his brother being driven to their grandmother's, and getting on and off the school bus.  It was a message to the right-sympathizing family from the communist guerilla fighters: We can take your children at any time.  Terrified, the family fled to Chicago in 1980.  (Emphasis added.)
This is the first time I recall a mainstream newspaper making the obvious observation and stating as fact the reality that Marcos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) comes from a "right-sympathizing family."

The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts) pointed this out in 2007.  This fact is important because MAMZ has consistently lied about it and because it stands at odds with MAMZ's own incredible assertion, through his Cato Unbound biography, that his heroes are the late (assassinated by the Salvadoran right wing) Catholic Archbishop Arnulfo Romero, who was identifying and organizing increasingly with goals of the the Salvadoran leftist majority when he was assassinated, as well as Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino union organizer.

On September 9, 2006, the editors of Cato Unbound wrote of MAMZ,
Moulitsas’s heroes are Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Cesar Chavez, and, above all others, his father. Moulitsas currently resides in Berkeley, California, with his wife and son.
The Cato Institute can only have written this because this is what MAMZ told them.

The media has never asked MAMZ to explain why someone like himself, who acknowledges voting for President George H. W. Bush in 1992, when the right-wing Salvadoran Government's civil war against leftists  was raging, would also admire the leftist Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated after increasingly supporting the Salvadoran left wing in its opposition to the right-wing Government's war against its leftist opposition.  MAMZ tries to position himself as a leftist while acknowledging that he voted and politically organized as a Republican.

MAMZ has said of his politics at the time of the election of George H.W. Bush, in an autobiographic piece at the American Prospect:
I was also a Republican. As a 17-year-old precinct captain in 1988, not even old enough to vote, I helped deliver one of the district’s best precinct performances for Henry Hyde. I had a framed picture of me with George H. W. Bush.
George H. W. Bush was elected in 1988, when the Salvadoran civil war was raging between a right-wing Government and a left-wing populace, which populace was supported by some Catholic Church officials who found themselves morally compelled to side with the terrorized leftist public against the Government.

PBS has written:
Truth Revealed With continuing reports of atrocities and murders in El Salvador, the U.S. Congress no longer accepted the State Department's assurance that things were getting better. Speaker of the House Tom Foley created a special task force to monitor El Salvador's investigation of the murders.
Congressman Joe Moakley of Massachusetts was selected to head up the investigation. During his research and visits to El Salvador, Congressman Moakley encountered a massive cover-up, deep problems with the Salvadoran armed forces, conspiracy and lies, which led him to challenge U.S. policy. He discovered that from a very high level, the armed forces of El Salvador had been responsible for the murders of the Jesuits. His investigation also led to the conclusion that certain levels of the U.S. government had known about the situation long before the task force was created.
Moakley's report revealed the cruel injustice of the U.S.-backed Salvadoran government, setting in motion an international process to end the war. Both sides of the conflict in El Salvador approached the United Nations for help in negotiating a settlement. The United Nations sponsored talks, which culminated in the January 1992 signing of the Peace Accords, ending 12 years of civil war.
So, what did MAMZ, who came from a right-wing family and voted for a right-wing President in the United States, nonetheless admire about the left-leaning Archbishop Romero and Cesar Chavez?  And how did MAMZ's admiration for Romero and Chavez become convoluted into his support for Republican politics in the United States?  Jessica Lussenhop's story in Minneapolis-St. Paul's "City Pages'
seems to offer a ready answer.  MAMZ is from a "right-sympathizing family"and his assertions to the contrary are simply bold-faced lies.

MAMZ disingenuous and dishonest in his identification of his "heroes," and was engaging in political positioning that derived from his desire to be seen as a "leftist."  Since MAMZ has admitted being trained by the CIA to be as a secret agent between 2001 and 2003, while he started DailyKos in 2002, wasn't MAMZ's incredible assertion that he admired Archbishop Romero and Cesar Chavez just more CIA-trained misinformation, or does that sort of self-serving posturing come naturally to MAMZ?  It seems that both motivations have a basis in fact.

What stands out about the two leaders whom MAMZ claims to admire, is that they led Latin Americans in fighting for liberation from oppression.  And yet MAMZ himself has apologetically and categorically rejected any such role for himself with respect to Latin Americans.  After the Northern Illinois University "(NIU) student newspaper assigned MAMZ to write about "racism", and MAMZ wrote a mult-part series on the topic, MAMZ wrote an unassigned piece summing up his attitude toward the task and the people he had been assigned to cover.

He said in the Northern Star, 
"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.)
MAMZ has made good on his promise to ignore Latinos; says that only 1% of the readership at DailyKos is Latino, even though 67% of Latinos voted for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.  The quote above shows why a Black presidential candidate is so much better at leading Latinos than is a Salvadoran blogger "from a right-sympathizing family" with the resources to fly to Chicago, with legal immigration status, when necessary. (Emphasis added.)

Monday, August 22, 2011

CIA Protected Two 9-11 Hijackers from Arrest Before 9-11, Says Clinton and Bush Counterterorrism Director, Richard Clarke

Based on information from Richard Clarke Former White House counterterrorism czar under Presidents Clinton and Bush, the Daily Beast asks,

Did the CIA keep mum about two 9/11 hijackers because it tried and failed to recruit them? Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan [are] authors of 'The Eleventh Day,' on whether there’s any truth behind ex-Bush official Richard Clarke’s claim.

Here's the conspiracy theory, reported at the DailyBeast and offered by the highest-level White House official on counterterrorism at the time, based on the facts available.  Close your eyes and ears at DailyKos, because this theory involves the same CIA that was training Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) to be a "secret agent" during and two years after the year of the 9-11 terror attacks:
Former White House counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke has reignited controversy by speculating, in an interview cited in Thursday’s Daily Beast, that the CIA intentionally withheld advance knowledge of two of the 9/11 hijackers from the White House and the FBI, in an attempt to cover up the agency’s failed effort to recruit the two men as assets.
There's a 9-11 conspiracy theory that could not be printed at DailyKos (because Kos doesn't tolerate conspiracy theories about the CIA) even though this theory comes from Richard Clarke, top counter-terrorism aide to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, before, during and after 9-11. 

Former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke says that although the CIA shared much information with him, he and the Bush and Clinton White Houses were never told that the CIA had identified two of the hijackers of the 9-11 jets long before the attacks; knew that they had attended Al Quaeda attack meetings overseas and knew their exact whereabouts within the United States.

 The DailyBeast reports:
Clarke’s comments—and immediate, emphatic denials from former CIA director George Tenet and two senior CIA officials involved—go to the core of one of the enduring enigmas about 9/11.
Things began to unravel for the CIA on the day of the attacks, just four hours after the Qaeda strikes, according to research we conducted for our new book, The Eleventh Day. Soon after 1 p.m. that day, at agency headquarters in Langley, an aide handed Director Tenet the passenger manifests for the four downed airliners. “Two names,” he said, placing a page on the table where the director could see it, “these two we know."
Tenet looked, then breathed, “There it is. Confirmation. Oh, Jesus ...”
There on the manifest for Flight 77, listed as traveling in first class, were the names of Nawaf al-Hazmi and his brother, Salem. Also on the manifest, near the front of the coach section, was passenger Khalid al-Mihdhar.
The names Hazmi and Mihdhar were instantly familiar, Tenet has said, because his people had learned only weeks earlier that both men might be in the United States. According to the director’s version of events, the CIA had known of Mihdhar since as early as 1999, identified him as a terrorist suspect by December that year, had him followed, learned he had a valid multiple-entry visa for the United States, and placed him and comrades—including Hazmi—under surveillance for a few days in Southeast Asia. Later, in the spring of 2000, the agency had learned that Hazmi, who also had a multiple-entry visa, had arrived in California.

The CIA knew of two of the hijackers but made no attempt to prevent them from entering the United States and no attempt to detain them.  This, according to Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke, is not a "conspiracy theory, but is rather a conspiracy fact:
Clarke, who led governmentwide counterterrorism efforts from the White House during the Bush and Clinton administration, has said in the past that he was astonished to learn after 9/11 that the CIA had long known about the presence of Hazmi and Mihdhar inside the United States.

“To this day, it is inexplicable why, when I had every other detail about everything related to terrorism, that the director didn’t tell me, that the director of the counterterrorism center didn’t tell me,” Clarke said in the interview for the documentary, referring to Tenet and Cofer Black. “They told us everything—except this.”
He said that if he had known anything about Hazmi and Mihdhar even days before 9/11, he would have ordered an immediate manhunt to find them—and that it would have succeeded, possibly disrupting the 9/11 plot.
“We would have conducted a massive sweep,” he said. “We would have conducted it publicly. We would have found those assholes. There’s no doubt in my mind, even with only a week left. They were using credit cards in their own names. They were staying in the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, for heaven’s sake.” He said that “those guys would have been arrested within 24 hours.”
It has always seemed incredible and inexplicable to the average American that hijackers could attend Al Quaeda terrorism planning meetings and then enter and leave the United States undetected.

Here's my conspiracy theory:  Director Tenet kept Clarke out of the loop on director orders from Vice President Dick Cheney, who perceived the immense political benefits that would derive from letting these men go ahead with their terrorist plots, and then bringing the nation into a virtual state of siege based on what had happened.  The power of the Presidency (and the Vice President) was greatly enhanced by the 9-11 attacks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

31 Things You Should Know About the Owner of DailyKos and His Family

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.)
11). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA ZÚÑIGA's "family business" actually received five million dollars in foreign investments between 1997 and 2000, immediately before the period in which MAMZ states that he sought work at the CIA because he was "underemployed, unemployed." Audiotape of 2006 Speech to the Commonwealth Club.

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

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

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.

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
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,
“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 Policy
28). 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.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Now Public" Liberal Blog Bought by Billionaire Republican Party Donor

I posted the following article at the "Now Public" site in 2009, as soon as I learned that the blog had been purchased by a right-wing Republican.  Many of us express surprise and outrage when we are shut down at these right-wing-owned sites, even though censoring our facts and opinions is the most natural thing for sites like DailyKos' and Now Public's right wing owners to do, given their right-wing political goals.  Apparently, it is important to Republicans that they own and control the large blogs where we Leftists would like to express our opinions and share facts.

If Hitler didn't let the Jews publish at Third Reich's newspapers, then why would we expect people like Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) and Phillip Anschutz of Now Public to let us express our opinions at their blogs?  Our political goals and interests are antithetical to theirs.  Meanwhile, there are far more leftists at our collective Blogspot and Wordpress blogs than at those faux leftist and once-liberal rightosphere blogs. 

We just need to keep doing what we're doing independently, while informing the public not to be confused about which blogs are truly leftist-owned-and-operated, and which are undercover right-wing propaganda organs.

Within a day or two after my publication of the following article at Now Public, my posting privileges were put "Under Review" and withdrawn, and have remained so since September, 2009.  No surprise.  I knew Phillip Anschutz was not going to let me publicly defrock him more than once at his own blog.

The problem is much larger than who owns the blogs.  The problem is who owns the means of production and the aggregated wealth in a capitalist society.
Billionaire Republican Campaign Donor Buys "Now Public" Site
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Phillip Anschutz, the new owner of Now Public, has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republicans and Republican causes, including $3,000 to Senator John McCain and the Colorado Republican Party, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).    
The world's 89th wealthiest billionaire, according to Forbes, has been a consistent giver to Republican candidates and causes since at least 1999.  The FEC Contributions to Political Committees report says that Phillip Anschutz of Denver, Colorado gave:
The DailyKos blog is owned by Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga ("Kos), who says he started DailyKos during a two year training period with the CIA, after he worked for the election of Republican Congressman Henry Hyde, chief prosecutor in the House for Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Now, Now Public is owned by multi-billionaire Phillip Anschutz, who has been a consistent supporter and substantial contributor to Republican candidates and causes.

The FEC also lists the following contributions:

12/30/1999 621.00 20036134782    MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN PARTY
12/30/1999 513.00 20036190432    NEW JERSEY REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE
12/30/1999 657.00 20036161321    REPUBLICAN PARTY OF FLORIDA
12/30/1999 711.00 21037034107    REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY
12/30/1999 225.00 20036192419    REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA INC
12/30/1999 369.00 20036254141    WASHINGTON STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY
12/30/1999 315.00 20036351456

Recipient Total:    5580.00

CIA-Connected DailyKos Blog Bans Critical Discussion of Israel, Says "Desert Peace" Blog

Over at the Desert Peace blog, there is an article reporting and criticizing the DailyKos crackdown on critical discussion of the US's relationship with Israel.  It ought to be apparent by now, after DailyKos banning "conspiracy theories" and banning discussion of September 11, and banning critical discussion of Israel, that the purpose for the existence of DailyKos is to dissuade American Leftists from discussion reality, while convincing the press that a CIA trainee is a representative of the American Left.

This is very convenient for the American media, since they are loath to invite, for example, a socialist to discuss the benefits of socialism as opposed to capitalism on a talking heads television show.  Instead, they invite a man who acknowledges having been trained by the CIA and HE tells the press what leftism means.  They live off of Left/Right discussions, but they can't bring themselves to invite a real Leftist to speak on behalf of the Left.

The press never mentions in its biographical articles about MAMZ that he says he spent two years training with the CIA.  However, I have noticed that there have been dramatically fewer biographical articles about MAMZ in the mainstream press since this obviously-relevant fact became public knowledge. 

The media seems to believe that it is better not to write about MAMZ at all than to address any of the glaring and thoroughly-documented facts raised in "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)."

So, I posted the following (common knowledge to readers of this blog) at the Desert Peace blog, with minor revisions:
Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ or "Kos" of DailyKos) admits that he trained with the US CIA for two years (transcript), between 2001 and 2003, while he started his "leftist" DailyKos blog in 2002, simultaneously with his CIA training. "Moulitsas Acknowledges that Many Consider Him a CIA Agent."

He has never categorically denied that he still works for the CIA, although he calls the belief that he does a "conspiracy theory."  He HAS said that he would be more than willing to work for the CIA today, because "their hearts are in the right place."  (See "Transcript" and listen to MAMZ's statements in the accompanying videos.)

I am proud that "Stu Piddy" ("Kos and the CIA") and the Truth About Kos blog, combined with hundreds of other blogs and over one hundred thousand hits at Google have compelled MAMZ to address the public's "conspiracy theory" that he is CIA, whether it be as an agent, operative or asset. MAMZ did finally admit publicly that the "conspiracy theory" about him exists widely, but he did not deny the validity of "conspiracy theory" directly, categorically or convincingly.

The question for leftists and for those who criticize the US relationship with Israel is not whether to participate at DailyKos, but rather what the Democratic Party and the American Left should do when we become convinced that a CIA agent is manipulating and disinforming the public by telling the public that he is a Democratic Party "leftist," "progressive," and "liberal" when, in fact, there are at least thirty-one good reasons involving him and his family for us to believe that he is a CIA agent and is trying to manipulate us.

Warren Weinstein, US AID Contractor in Pakistan (and CIA Representative?) Kidnapped There

Warren Weinstein has been kidnapped was a country director for the US Government's USAID agency at one time, and that he was in Pakistan doing similar work when he was kidnapped, on a contract from the US Government.  But was he a CIA agent? 

No one has proved so as of yet, but everyone is speculating based on information about his life and work, such as the details provided by a New York Times article (with salient details highlighted in yellow below):

The New York Times reports:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A group of armed men broke into the home of an American development expert in Lahore on Saturday and abducted him, Pakistani and American officials said.

American officials identified the man as Warren Weinstein, 70, the Pakistan director for J. E. Austin Associates, an international development consulting company based in Arlington, Va.
( . . . )
According to J. E. Austin’s Web site, Mr. Weinstein had been working on the company’s Pakistan initiative for strategic development and competitiveness.
( . . . )

Over the past several years, Mr. Weinstein has worked on projects with the United States Agency for International Development and corporations in Pakistan
 ( . . . )
A Pakistani friend of his said he was advising the provincial livestock department and the Industries Ministry, and was working on a development project financed by the American government in the tribal regions, a largely lawless area where militants operate along the border with Afghanistan.
( . . . )

“He was a very experienced man and said he had worked in many countries in difficult circumstances,” said the Pakistani acquaintance, who asked not to be identified. People who know him said he tried to assimilate into the local culture, wearing the Pakistani national dress, baggy trousers and a long tunic known as a shalwar kameez, and speaking functional Urdu.  
( . . . )
Mr. Weinstein and his wife maintain a split-level home in a middle-class neighborhood in Rockville, Md., a suburb of Washington.
Britain's The Telegraph offers a cogent reason why Mr. Weinstein would be a target of kidnappers:
Mr Weinstein was working as the Pakistan country director of Virginia-based development company J.E. Austin Associates. He described his work as supervising a four-year $11 million “competitiveness project”, funded by the American government.
Although the New York Times and the Telegraph don't mention it with specificity Mr. Weinstein's history of involvement with the US Government makes him a plumb target:  OpenSecrets.Org says that Weinstein was once an office director for the US Agency for International Development, a "country director" for the Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast and Togo.

In April, reported:
Now, Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau has turned its eyes toward USAID, the official US government aid agency. There is concern, according to reports, that the various USAID “corruption” scandals surrounding inefficient projects are evidence that the agency is being used as cover for CIA activities.
It is possible that Mr. Weinstein became perceived to be an operative or agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency, and that is both part of why he was taken hostage and part of why the US Government is making such a big deal of getting him back?

Anyone who says that CIA activity in Pakistan is a mere "conspiracy theory" is trying to convince you not to use your eyes, your ears and your brain.  Many conspiracy suspicions are also conspiracy facts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

FederalJack.Com Says Homeland Security is Already Watching You Intensely

On the subject of CIA agents and assets, FederalJack.Com, whose header shows the statement that, "Conspiracy is no longer theory," says, "Mexican Newspaper Uncovers Systemic Monitoring Plans of Public Online Sources by DHS, citing the Department of Homeland Security PDF, accessed through the Freedom of Information Act, as reported by Mexican newspaper, El Milenio:
(EFF)   Two weeks ago, the Mexican newspaper El Milenio reported on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPC) initiative to monitor social media sites, blogs, and forums throughout the world. The document, obtained by El Milenio through a U.S. Freedom of Information Act request, discloses how OPC’s National Operations Center (NOC) plans to initiate systematic monitoring of publicly available online data including “information posted by individual account users” on social media.
The NOC monitors, collects and fuses information from a variety of sources to provide a “real-time snap shot of the [U.S.] nation’s threat environment at any moment.” The NOC also coordinates information sharing to “help deter, detect, and prevent terrorist acts and to manage [U.S.] domestic incidents.” The NOC has initiated systemic monitoring of publicly available, user-generated data to follow real-time developments in U.S. crisis activities such as natural disasters as well as to help corroborate data received through official sources with ‘on-the-ground’ input.
Although I skimmed the document for 30 seconds, assuming that it is truly from the DOHC, it seems clear that sites like Facebook, Brazil's Orkut, LinkedIn.Com and Googles new social networking site will be constantly monitored.  Don't say anything online that constitutes the admission of a crime or the admission of an attempted crime.  It could easily be used against you in a court of law.

The Atlantic is up in arms over a bill before Congress, titled the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011, that would require Internet service providers to capture credit card data, bank statements, IP information and search history from every user and keep it on hand for 18 months.
So, even if you use an anonymous screen name, the Government intends to monitor your  every transaction and correspondence.  They are probably doing so now, except that the above cited bill would require Internet providers to hand over virtually all that is public and private about individuals to the Federal Government.  As FederalJack.Com says, "Conspiracy is no longer a theory," but instead is a fact, and now a fact in the form of a bill in the US Congress.  As Stevie Wonder once sang, "Kiss Lonely Goodby" because no matter what you are doing at your computer, your data is being recorded. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tikum Olam Blog Revisits MAMZ's CIA Contacts

Over at the Tikun Olam blog, I found the following comment about my research regarding Marcos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ):

I’m glad I clicked the “notify me” for new updates years ago and I appreciate all this information. 
Personally, after being banned from Kos, I went on with life and worked on other things, including improving my journalism career and raising a family. While I miss many aspects of the viral political debate that historically occurred at that site – before Kos decided to change the focus to “electing Democrats” – other aspects of it, like attacking one as being anti-Semitic for not wanting tax dollars to flow to Israel’s military machine or questioning the official 9-11 story, as examples, I don’t miss at all (note that’s it’s OK to yell and scream about not wanting tax dollars to flow to Pakistan, Egypt, etc., something many of us do. That’s not being “anti-Muslim” or anything … that’s just being sensible and smart). 
Francis, you’ve done a great bit of work and research on your site. Thanks for spending the time to look into it. There might be a bit of wiggle room in there based on his own memory of things and seems to be putting together years of history in a few words. Sure, he could have said, On March Whatever, whatever year, I was recruited by the CIA … then, in April Whatever, I decided I didn’t want to live in D.C., so I joined the Dean campaign … or whatever. It does seem odd but I think it might just be that he was trying to gloss over the timeline quickly.
( . . . ) 
Because I tend to see and focus on the bad rather than the good in what people say about my efforts, I responded to Tony Schinella as follows at Tikun Olam:

I'm glad you've moved on, because most of what Moulitsas says doesn't merit our time or attention.  However, your expressed credulity for Moulitsas' responses to the questions about his CIA involvement leads me to doubt your sanity and/or sincerity.  I'm sorry to say that in such an unpleasant way, but it's what I think.

MAMZ has outright lied about the economic resources he had available when he started DailyKos.  His family is among the upper crust of the Salvadoran oligarchy, with international influence and paid rolls in globalization. He has not commented on the fact that a family member received a one million dollar loan guarantee
from the Overseas Private Investment Council (OPIC) for globalization work , according to an OPIC press release.

It's possible that MAMZ is not a CIA agent, but the fact that he looks like one, even without his confession at the Commonwealth Club, troubles me.  This is about the infiltration and manipulation of the American Left and the media's refusal to cover real American leftists.  MAMZ is important politically and negatively because he claims to the media and to politicians that he represents the American Left, which drowns out and distorts the voices of real leftists. 

And you're telling me that we should ignore his admission to CIA contacts because he can't remember when he entered the CIA orbit and when he left?  If he doesn't remember when he left, maybe it's because he never left the CIA at all, or never stopped being a CIA asset.

I believe that his Netroots Nation conferences and secret Townhouse Group (and undoubtedly many other secret engagements) are for the purpose of developing CIA assets and then misdirecting them.  I was recently contacted by one of those assets, whose interaction with him is public knowledge, and this contact asked me to join a secret group that would make secret political decisions. 

I will not join any group until at least those within the group who are suspected of CIA connections have conclusively disproved their connections with the CIA.  MAMZ cannot disprove his connections because he has already confessed to them.  I will not be a CIA asset through MAMZ or a MAMZ asset, and Truth About Kos warns and discourages others from playing that role.

I was also contacted by Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign's e-mail guru (can't remember his name right now), who told me, "We want you to work to elect Hillary Clinton . . . . You know that Markos and I are friends, right?) 

What was he trying to tell me that he didn't come out and say?  That if I wanted to be in the Clinton inner blogging circle then I would have to stop writing critically about MAMZ?    Was this a back-channel communication from MAMZ himself? 

The reason you can't get anyone to listen to your criticisms of Israel is that there is a massive program of misinformation and obliviousness going on in the United States to convince Americans to accept the relationship with Isreal and forget about the Palestinians.  As you have come to realize, MAMZ participates, to the extent of his blog's abilities, in that massive effort to forget about Israel's cruel hegemony over the Palestinians and the Lebanese as well.  MAMZ little part is the attempt to shut down discussions of Israel (and also shut down doubt of the incredible explanations of 9-11).

I have been contacted by various people who tell me in a friendly way that I might as well  stop criticizing MAMZ.  One woman claimed to be MAMZ's neighbor in California and said she didn't care about him politically, but he was a nasty neighbor.  I told her that if she was MAMZ's neighbor then I wanted her to take his garbage from the curb, put it into a box, and mail it to me, so that I could review its contents.  I never received any of MAMZ's garbage, so I guess that contact's story was garbage.

The fact that MAMZ was compelled to acknowledge that a lot of people believe he is involved with the CIA is proof positive that the work of the Truth About Kos blog has had the desired effect: to discredit him in the eyes of the public.  The media continues to cover him  because they know that a lot of the people they cover are CIA agents, and it is an accepted rule that the media should not consider CIA contacts (or should favor them) when deciding whether to cover a media event or not.

MAMZ's 2% Black and 0% Latino participation at his blog is also an attempt to marginalize Blacks and Latinos as part of the American left.  Black bloggers thought this didn't matter until they found out that no Black or Latino bloggers would be allowed on the floor of the Democratic National Convention, because that privilege was held by MAMZ's "state bloggers."  MAMZ was effectuating a plan to lock Blacks and Black bloggers out of contact and exposure, using the infrastructure of the Democratic Party.  When MAMZ's actions result in an all-white Democratic Party media floor blogging pool, the MAMZ has become to malignant to ignore.

If he can convince the media that Black Kos represents Blacks, then why would or would the media need to contact us Black bloggers.  Thankfully, Black Kos is such a transparent ruse that even the media won't cover them.  They don't do anything or represent anyone worth covering.

Most of the time I spend on The Truth About Kos is when I daily review the hits in order to see where Truth About Kos has been cited and quoted and used by others to prove that MAMZ is a liar whose views and concocted appearance of leftist leadership are fallacious. 

When people use the Truth About Kos to discredit Kos, simply by placing a link in the comments at another blog, I know that this part of my efforts has been well done, even if I don't do anything more. 

It is a pleasure, though, that MAMZ acknowledges that he is widely suspected of being CIA.  That suspicion started with Stu-Piddy and me and it limits the harm that MAMZ can cause to the American left and American politics in general. 

This I can tell you with certainty.  MAMZ will never run for public office (although he once suggested that he wanted to) because his opponent would access the Truth about Kos blog and use reams of evidence to show that there is something very incredible about MAMZ and he can't be trusted.  I feel I'm doing the public a significant service, even if I never update Truth About Kos again.

MAMZ, who claims to have trained by the CIA for two years (2001 - 2003) during which he started his DailyKos blog (2002), continues to talk nonsense to the media about a number of issues, simply for the purpose of getting his name in the news and having the mainstream press refer to him as a "leftist," "liberal," "progressive."  MAMZ needs to try to maintain the perception of legitimacy of his leftist bona fides, even as he struggles with what he acknowledges is a public perception that he is a CIA agent.  See links for the above assertions in the right sidebar and in this article published here recently.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Moulitsas Acknowledges that Many Consider Him a CIA Agent

MAMZ (Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga) finally acknowledged, in an interview with Politico of August 26, 2010, that many people suspect that he is a CIA agent:
Your relevance is directly proportional to the amount of chatter you generate about yourself. Given that I'm trying to have an impact on the American political system, I'm more than happy to tolerate crazy CIA conspiracy theories about me.

This blog would have reported this acknowledgment earlier, but I simply don't have the patience to read and write about MAMZ's day-to-day "chatter"-making statements.

MAMZ (Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga) finally acknowledged, in an interview with Politico of August 26, 2010, that many people suspect that he is a CIA agent:
Your relevance is directly proportional to the amount of chatter you generate about yourself. Given that I'm trying to have an impact on the American political system, I'm more than happy to tolerate crazy CIA conspiracy theories about me.
[I would have reported this acknowledgement earlier, but I simply don't have the patience to read and write about MAMZ's day-to-day attention "chatter"-making statements.]

Today, MAMZ says his involvement with the CIA is a "crazy CIA conspiracy theory."  If so, it's a "crazy" theory based on MAMZ's own "crazy" statement of June 2, 2006 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

Here is what MAMZ said to get the "crazy conspiracy theory" going:
QUESTION: Not long ago, liberals loathed the Central Intelligence Agency as the enemy of democratic governments and they installed dictators around the world, and these days you read the papers and people on the Left are rallying to the defense of the CIA and are indignant when the CIA is politicized. How did this come about, that suddenly liberals are championing the CIA:
MAMZ's ANSWER: I don’t know. You know I.

QUESTION: Do you find it stranger or ironic, this sudden love for the CIA?

MAMZ's ANSWER:: You know . . . coughs . . . I think a lot of the people that did have problems with the CIA, I mean it was a very vocal minority.

MAMZ's ANSWER: You know . . . coughs . . . I think a lot of the people that did have problems with the CIA, I mean it was a very vocal minority. I think most people really didn’t think about it all that much. Right? It wasn’t really on their radar screens, ah, in the way that now it is, because now we are in this huge war, and it was the CIA that was warning the Administration against invading because, there were no weapons of mass destruction.

Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about: But in 2001, I was unemployed, underemployed, unemployed. You know I was in that . . You all have been there “dot com” people? Kinda like, in between jobs, doin’ a little contract work and . . . kinda. So, you know. That’s where I was: in this really horrible netherworld of ‘will I make rent next month’ and . . .

So, I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services. And it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was gonna kinda join the Howard Dean campaign, that whole process, or was I was going to become a spy. (Laughter in the audience.) It was going to be a tough decision at first, but then the CIA insisted that if, if I joined that, they’d want me to do the first duty assignment in Washington, DC, and I hate Washington, DC. Six years in Washington, DC [inaudible] that makes the decision a lot easier.

[ . . .] This is a very liberal institution. And in a lot of ways, it really does attract people who want to make a better, you know, want to make the world a better place . . . Of course, they’ve got their Dirty Ops and this and that, right but as an institution itself the CIA is really interested in stable world. That’s what they’re interested in. And stable worlds aren’t created by destabilizing regimes and creating wars.

Their done so by other means. Assassination labor leaders . . . I’m kidding!

[ . . . ] I don’t think it’s a very partisan thing to want a stable world. And even if you’re protecting American interests, I mean that can get ugly at times, but generally speaking I think their hearts in the right place. As an organization their heart is in the right place. I’ve never had any problem with the CIA. I’d have no problem working for them . Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA at the Commonwealth Club.
After MAMZ stated publicly that he trained for two years to be a CIA agent, I cannot see anything "crazy" about demanding to know his level of involvement with that agency now.   What is "crazy" about wondering how he uses his CIA training and contacts in the context of his present activities?  What is "crazy" about wondering if he maintains these contacts now, exchanging privileged information from the left with handlers at the CIA?

In the audiotape recorded at the Commonwealth Club on June 2, 2006 and transcribed  above, MAMZ states that in 2001 he began training to be a "secret agent" for the US Central Intelligence Agency and that "when the Dean campaign took off" (which happened at the very end of 2003) MAMZ chose to work with that campaign rather than to be a CIA agent, potentially infiltrating that campaign and the blogospere in general. 

In a very real sense, he acknowledges that he infiltrated the Left by training at the CIA while participating among people with real and true leftist beliefs and commitments.  And he was duplicitous and traitorous when he waited four or five years to tell his readers, associates and the public about his CIA affiliation.

Does MAMZ believe that his two years at the CIA are irrelevant to his resume?  This doesn't appear in any of his own biographies and curriculum vitae.   Did he just think that it would be easier to announce his CIA involvement later, off-offhandedly, rather than post a serious article about it at his blog in 2002, when his blatant conflict of interest commenced? 

There is one point on which I agree with MAMZ.
Your relevance is directly proportional to the amount of chatter you generate about yourself.
However, I would substitute the phrase "ignominious infamy" where MAMZ says "relevance." Unfortunately, it's easier to generate chatter by doing something unspeakably horrible (like infiltrating the Left for the CIA while pretending to be a leftist) than to become notorious while doing something good, during an entire lifetime. 

It's easier to generate an "amount of chatter" by shooting thirty fellow students at a university than it is to become famous while teaching thirty kids to read.  It is unquestionably faster and easier to become famous and therefore "relevant" by doing evil than by doing good.  The "chatter" about Adolph Hitler and Benedict Arnold may never completely subside.

Outstanding acts of evil are more newsworthy than positive commitment to others because most people do not practice outstanding evil while trying to attract "chatter."  It's easier to pull the trigger on a semi-automatic rifle for a minute and kill people than it is to research cancer cures for a decade.  So, if MAMZ chose the route of quick chatter through evil (announcing his involvement with the CIA) rather than quietly doing good, then maybe that's comprehensible from someone who believes as he does that "chatter' is indispensable.

So, what better way could there have been for MAMZ to generate chatter than to assert, as MAMZ did on June 2, 2006 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, that MAMZ had trained for two years (2001-2003) to become a CIA agent, while starting DailyKos (2002).  A CIA agent-in-training starting a "leftist" blog simultaneously is inherently newsworthy, to say the least.  Maybe MAMZ just announced this truth in 2006 because he wanted the "chatter" that would result.
But, did he want chatter so much that he would lie about a nonexistent connection with the CIA?

If MAMZ would lie about training for two years with the CIA, is there anything that he would NOT lie about?  And if he told the truth in 2006, then there is no excuse for him to dismiss that truth as a "crazy conspiracy theory" in 2011.  This instance show just how quick MAMZ is to call something a crazy conspiracy theory when there is substantial or even overwhelming evidence to support the theory

The Truth About Kos will continue to public information about MAMZ that sheds light on his own connections to the CIA and his family's connections to the US Government.  See, for example,

"The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Case Study of Censorship at DailyKos (w/Screen-Shots)

DailyKos "trusted users" are censoring articles posted there by making them invisible to the public.  Here is an example:  The first Site Meter screen-shot below shows that on May 18, 2011, approximately sixty DailyKos readers clicked on a link posted at DailyKos, with the intention of viewing a link to this Truth About Kos blog, whose identifier code at Site Meter is "s36hypocrite."  (That is the username I chose when creating the "Truth About Kos (DailyKos)" blog's site meter back in 2007.)

The second Site Meter screen-shot (below) shows that DailyKos readers were following a link directly to an article that I researched and published here, entitled: "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)"

The third Site Meter screen-hot below demonstrates that at the DailyKos blog URL address where the blog post should have been available, there was instead a statement that:  "You do not have permission to view this diary."  At least sixty readers at DailyKos had read the diary, but the general public and reporters would not and will not be able to read the diary.
As the fourth Site Meter screen-shot shows, that hidden article was entitled, "I'm from Red State and I'm Here to Educate."

As screen-shot #2 below demonstrates, the now-hidden Red State blog post that cited Truth About Kos had a link that went directly to  "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)" is not gone. It simply is no longer available to the public.  The clear implication is that there is something within the thirty-one-count "Indictment" that trusted users don't want the public or DailyKos readers to see.  With over 200 links to US Government, Salvadoran Government, MAMZ family websites, Salvadoran newspaper articles and even a press release by US Government's OPIC, I can certainly understand why trusted users would consider The Indictment to be a threat to DailyKos' and MAMZ's reputation.

If you don't want to know the truth about Kos, and you don't want others to learn the truth about Kos, then don't read The Indictment and don't link to it.  (Over sixty blogs have linked to Truth About Kos.)

People who understand the rules and invisible inner-workings of DailyKos could probably explain to us quite easily what this evidence means.  I cannot fully explain, but I can say what I do know.  "Red State" is a Republican conservative blog, so anyone who posted an article at the ostensibly "leftist" DailyKos using the name "Red State" in the title would immediately be suspect.

DailyKos has "trusted users" whose foremost job is eliminate from the blog posts and comments any information that seriously threatens the authorized view of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) and of DailyKos, e.g. a blog post or comment that links to this Truth About Kos blog.  They can eliminate any information from public view if it contradicts an aspect of the blog's reputation.

Reportedly, the way that they do so is by having a threshold number of "trusted users" who must object to a post or comment in order to make that comment or post invisible to the public.  Once that threshold is reached, the comment or blog post becomes invisible to the public, and visible only to "trusted users"

DailyKos "trusted readers" treat people differently according to whether they observe the rules (public and unstated).  Anyone who quotes or links to the Truth About Kos blog has effectively declared war on DailyKos and on Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga.  Once it becomes clear that the information posted is inimical to the view of DailyKos that the "trusted users" carefully maintain, the user's ability to post will be diminished or eliminated.

What information is in the indictment that is inimical to the DailyKos?  The fact that MAMZ admittedly spent three years training at the CIA is probably among the facts that the "trusted users" want to keep secret.  Not surprisingly, the Commonwealth Club has finally removed from its archives the audiotape in which MAMZ acknowledges that he spent three years with the CIA, including 2002--the year in which he started DailyKos.
Fortunately, I suspected this might happen and so I prepared a  Transcript of MAMZ's Confession to 2 to 3 YRS at CIA. This audio tape has been excerpted and written about all over the leftist and psuedo-leftist blogosphere and MAMZ has never denied its authenticity.  For example, a user at YouTube named truthout1020 made a video including audio of MAMZ's own voice, confessing to having been trained by the CIA from 2001 until 2003.  MAMZ did not challenge the fact that the voice on the tape is his and has not denied making any of the statements he made.  However, the links to the audio-no longer work, and a search for "Moulitsas" among Commonwealth Club's archives show no

Almost nine thousand people have viewed and listened to the video and still MAMZ has never denied its authenticity. I would imagine that TruthOut1020 probably has the entire interview on his hard drive, because he used it extensively in making the above video.

Although MAMZ has acknowledged verbally, on audio-tape, that he spent 2001 until 2003 training at the CIA, this is not in his biography at DailyKos. His military service is.  The fact that he has not acknowledged training at the CIA while starting DailyKos is not in his Wikipedia entry either.  I have put it there more than once, but someone keeps taking it out, as if three years at the CIA are not relevant and worthy of mention. Or as if a Wikipedia page is not information for the public but rather propaganda for those names lead in biographies there.  (The mainstream media doesn't out CIA agents and this may help to explain why they haven't discussed the CIA backstory even though MAMZ has brought it up in public.) 

The truth is that being CIA-trained contradicts his attempts to present himself as a "leftist" and "progressive" and so those whose job it is to prune his image have  intentionally withheld critical background information from the public.  It is as if his entire public posture is just his CIA cover story, while the thoroughly documented information at the Truth About Kos is the reality from which he wants to run and hide.

Just remember this:  MAMZ did not inform the public that in 1993 MAMZ vehemently opposed ALL gay service in the US Armed Forces, and he ridiculed then-President Clinton for trying to open the military to gay service.

You didn't discover that information in his bio at DailyKos, or in his Wikipedia entry or in any of the biographical pieces that have been written about him by the mainstream media. 

The homophobic college essay was research, discovered and published at The Truth About Kos, because we research and expose Kos, even when his "trusted users" and the mainstream media refuse to do so refuse to publish this information.

SourceWatch is also a more credible source of information than Wikipedia because the SourceWatch biography of MAMZ  includes the following:


"The Truth About Kos," an anti-DailyKos blog by Francis L. Holland, reported on a 1993 college essay in which Moulitsas Zúniga (then a freshman) opined that gays should not be permitted to serve in the military under any circumstances. He wrote in the column, signed "Markos C.A. Moulitsas," that for non-gay military men, "There is something inherently uncomfortable about it."[4]
In a June 6, 2006 speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Zúniga stated that he had spent between six months and two years training at the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. In this speech Kos said began in 2001, before he started DailyKos,[5] and continued until the beginning of his involvement with the Howard Dean presidential campaign (late 2003/early 2004), which would mean that Zúniga was in training with the US CIA for as much as two years.[6]
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