Monday, June 23, 2008

Media Luna puts foot in mouth

,Remember that recall referendum the Bolivian opposition controlled Senate put through to throw Evo out of office? And Evo agreed because he knew he'd win and the opposition department prefects would be put up to recall as well, many of them unpopular.

Well today, the big five opposition prefects got together and a decided they don't want to have a recall referendum anymore. No, now is the time for "national reconciliation", "dialogue", and a "grand national accord". Because this recall referendum doesn't jive with their "autonomy" and all. Ha ha ha. I shit you not, you can't make this stuff up.(ABI)

What makes this stupidity even funnier is that yesterday Evo predicted they would do exactly this and called on the opposition prefects "not to be cowards."(ABI)

Then later in the day, Evo's Minister Juan Ramón Quintana said, too bad, already passed by Congress, and actually we will prosecute your asses in court if you try to reject the recall referendum.(ABI)

So now that the sleaze ball opposition has figured out they can't recall Evo, they've come up with a new strategy, put him on trial for "state terrorism". (La Razon) Yes, the opposition party PODEMOS has suddenly decided they want Evo to be tried for that bombing in
Yacuiba, Tarija I thought smelled fishy.

So all these developments come days after an alleged attempt to assassinate Evo, does anyone else sense there are those pushing to plot a golpe de estado?

2 comments:

Bina said...

Quod erat demonstrandum, baby!

"I tawt I taw a coup d'etat!"

Bina said...

BTW, there's good stats and video here:

http://www.aporrea.org/internacionales/n115912.html

A Brazilian reporter who's been observing the farce says the abstention plus the No vote makes this whole thing look downright hollow.