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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 09:43 AM

2. Fujimori couldn't even speak Spanish without a heavy Japanese accent.

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That's what allowed his opposition to feasibly claim to the Peruvian public that he was from Japan, and ineligible to lead Peru.

Remember when Poppy's brother Prescott got caught lobbying for the Yakuza, and didn't give the money back to the business fronts he was lobbying for, after it was revealed? No matter what other "legit" Japanese business interests Fujimori represented in Peru, cocaine and the yakuza were a big factor.

Yakuza is a creation of right wing US intel/business and post WW II Japanese fascists. It stands to reason, we occupied that nation militarily, controlled everything when they rose to power.

The press coverage of Sendero Luminoso tactics and actions in the late '80's made me wonder if they weren't like M-19 over in Colombia. There is a very real possibility that the organization, if it wasn't created outright by the far-right in Peru and the US, was thoroughly infiltrated, so some factions were going after progressives that Fujimori and his predecessors hated. They did so while the Peruvian far right went after progressives using the excuse that they were suspected of being part of the Sendero boogeyman organization. So the population was being squeezed "from both sides", like M-19 did in Colombia. (Of course, maybe it's just that anybody can say "I'm with Sendero" and since it's an underground org, nobody can fact check the claim. I doubt it. Still, the fact that the IRA issued "coded warnings", and this was held to be accepted standard procedure by the press and governmental authorities, says someone else was sometimes blowing up stuff, then trying to pin it on the IRA. There really were only 2 sides in that fight, and noted British citizen George Orwell posited that the totalitiarian gov of Oceana would launch missiles into it's own population and claim the "enemy" had attacked. It keeps the population on war-time footing, buying the propaganda about how they should be afraid of the evil enemy, how they need to be protected by big brother; and it excuses war time austerity measure shortages the public has to suffer because the gov's glorious 10 year plan didn't pan out, production-goals-wise.)

There's a good movie called The Formula, with Brando and George C. Scott. During the action in the movie, some radical "Red Brigade" German "lefties" were performing certain terrorist actions at the behest of a Nazi war criminal, who was working for a US oil company nazi with US intel ties. There was another one called The Package, with Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones, where some "radical German lefties" tried to pull an assassination in Germany that the US far right wanted, in an area where Hackman's US MP officer character had his squad detailed as security. There was no actual old-line Odessa-kameradenwerk-ratline character in that movie, but a military prisoner that Hackman guarded, who escaped, wound up getting involved with neo-nazis and skinheads in Chicago, on the way to being set up as a triggerman for an assassination on US soil.

I'm glad Montesinos is getting his comeuppance, this stuff tracks right back to Poppy, his business buddies, and his agency people. Hopefully Fujimori rots in peace. I see that his kid is involved in Peruvian politics.

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