INDICTED BY THE FACTS
Having discovered that Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA, founder of DailyKos) has a long history of participation in and support of the Republican Party and, moreover, trained with the US Central Intelligence Agency in 2001, now research into the life and history of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑiGA has revealed and established the following facts and, therefore, justice and history now bring this twenty-four count indictment of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA:
1). Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was born in Chicago, NOT El Salvador, and therefore he is a US citizen and is NOT and never was an immigrant, in spite of his habitual assertions to the contrary.
2). Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA lied when he said I dont have money. I dont come from a famous or powerful family. I was an immigrant to the United States.
3). Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was a Ronald Reagan Republican throughout the 1980s, campaigning for Ronald Reagan, George. H.W. Bush, and Republican Representative Henry Hyde, and is a proponent of states rights. CatoUnbound.Org:Markos Moulitsas [ZÚÑIGA]
4). Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was trained for six months at Central Intelligence Agency offices in Washington, DC in 2001, with or without pay. Speech to the Commonwealth Club
5). Markos Alberto 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
6). In fact, Mr. MoulitsasZÚÑIGAs family owns a sumptuous and exclusive resort hotel in El Salvador called the Jaltapeque Suites Hotel.
7). Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA invited friends and family to celebrate with him at the this Jaltepeque Suites Hotel after he was married in the year 2000.
8). The Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA familys hotel actually received five million dollars in foreign investments between 1997 and 2000.
9). Carlos Alberto Delgado Zúñiga, the family member listed in government records as manager of the MoulitsasZÚÑIGAs hotel is also president of the Junta Directiva of the CÁMARA SALVADOREÑA DE TURISMO (CASATUR), the national tourism board of El Salvador.
10). The man listed in public documents as the manager of the MoulitsasZÚÑIGAs hotel is also a member of the Junta Directiva of the Sistema de Integración de Centroamerica (System for Integration of Central America).
11). The man listed as the manager of the MoulitsasZÚÑIGAs 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.
12). Proturo, S.A. de C.V. is also known as the Baja Salt Group, which does business as Baja Salt.
13). Baja Salt distributes table salt and industrial salt in the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Central and South America, and offices in Odessa, Texas, where President George W. Bush was born.
14). Baja Sal is the sole distributor Central America for the salt produced by Mexicos Exportadora de Sal, S.A. (ESSA).
15). Baja Salt/ESSA is a notorious polluter of pristine grey whale and sea turtle spawning grounds and habitat.
16). ESSA is represented in its environmental pollution cases by the same Skadden, Arps firm that represents The Carlyle Group.
17). The internationally powerful Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA , the family member listed in government records as manager of the MoulitsasZÚÑIGAs hotel is a board member of El Salvadors ANEP, the Asociación Nacional de Empresas Privadas (National Association of Private Corporations).
18).ANEP is listed by the US Central Intelligence Agency as a right-wing "political pressure group."
19). ANEP is a lobby of El Salvadors most influential businessmen that advocates free markets and wants to privatize El Salvadors water delivery and its hospitals, which has led to large popular demonstrations in El Salvador against ANEPs pro-corporate policies. CountryData.Com
20). The large national and international corporate members of ANEP were the principal political opponents of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero before he was assassinated.
21). ANEP ran a vigorous media campaign against El Salvadors populist Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero in the months that led up to his assassination on March 24 1980.
22). The corporate members of ANEP were the principal political opponents of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero before he was assassinated. CIA: Political Pressure Groups Mongabay.com
23). While Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was campaigning for Ronald Reagan and 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 (AID). 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
23). 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
24). In spite of the leadership role of Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGAs in ANEP, and ANEP's role in the events leading to the assassination of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, Markos Alberto 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.
25). Markos Alberto 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 familys role, from his supporters and from the American public.
26). Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA has lied to the public about whom he really is, and he is not the person whom he pretends to be, but is an impostor who makes a mockery of progressive people and progressive values.
Still, a myriad of questions remain and demand to be answered about his activities:
1). Why has he NEVER, EVER revealed in public the name of even ONE of his blood relatives?
2). What is the name of the uncle of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA who was once the Minister of Education in El Salvador?
3. Why has Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA not revealed that the manager of his family business in El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA , was a board member 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 Alberto Moulitsas ZÚNÍGA stand to benefit financially from the ongoing financial and political activities of Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA, Maria Elizabeth ZÚÑIGA de Delgado, the Jaltapeque Suites Hotel, the Baja Salt (Group), PROTURO, ESSA, ANEP and any related persons, corporations, groups, economic and political activities?
6). Why has Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚNÍGA never acknowledged, disavowed and disconnected himself from these activities?
7). Is Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚNÍGA 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?
8). Why has Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA lied about so many things to so many people?
9). Why would any responsible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination attend a YearlyKos Convention's Presidential Leadership Forum, named after Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA, before insisting upon learning the answers to all of these pressing and politically significant questions?
10). With so many serious and troubling questions raised about the work and history of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA, the judgment of justice and history call upon and compel all of the Democratic presidential candidates, including Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Christopher Dodd, Sen. John Edwards, Gov. Bill Richardson, to cancel their participation in the YearlyKos Conference."
Progressive and other blogs linking
to this indictment include:
The Unapologetic Mexican Blog: Markos Revealed!
Also linked at the Religious Left blog, which says, "Markos Moulitsas and Ronald Reagan Stood Together Against Progressive Values."
Also linked at Field Negro, who says, "Markos, if this is true you're going to have a lot of explaining to do!"
Mo Betta Blog says, "If nothing else, we get a more complete picture of one of the most prominent partisan Democrat bloggers and would-be power players, including perhaps some insight into why DailyKos operates in such an authoritarian manner and the positions that the blog appears to favor regarding the political direction of the US."
Marisacat links and says of DailyKos, "Thuggishness is going to have consequences."
Even before this news about the CIA, ANEP and Salvadoran death squad questions arose, the Blogroll Amnesty blog said, "I just found this link via Francis Holland's main blog. It's called The Truth About Kos. A number of links gathered together in one place."
Bartcop.Com says, "It seems odd that two of the biggest lefty blogs, Kos and Arianna, are run by former Republicans who will say anything to discredit our Democratic front-runner."
Salon/Tabletalk.Com commenter says, "This is a very interesting article posted on Bartcop about Kos, including that the poor family he claims he comes from is quite influential and wealthy in El Salvador, and that he trained for the CIA for 6 months in 2001."
SuprmChaos.Com asks, "Is Kos a Repug Mole?"
Columbuser.Com says," Hmm. Mark McNally at Paindealer links to an article about Kos at As Ohio Goes, but the post seems to have been disappeared. The link now dumps you to the blogs front page. The original post is referenced at BlogNetNews, so Im sure Paindealer didnt image it. (...) Fortunately, the Kos post was cross-posted at The Truth About Kos (DailyKos).
Democratic Underground says: "The Truth About Kos: Truth or Mere Allegations?"