Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The EDSA Circus by Erick San Juan

The EDSA Circus by Erick San Juan

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” (Zora Neale Hurston, 1891–1960, an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist).

As in the case of the “1986 EDSA People Power Revolution”, a lot of questions were answered after several years had passed. Unfortunately there are those who still believe the lies of the so called ‘revolution’ even though the truth is glaring right in front of their faces. Of course, the remnants of the Yellow fever, the believers will always justify the ‘miracle of EDSA’ no matter what. But was there really a miracle?

Let us analyze some facts that were hidden until some time that they were declassified (so to speak). One book that exposed the works of some paid lackeys to destabilize a nation for the purpose of destroying its economy or to implement a regime change is the book of John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

An "economic hit man"-orchestrated-coup was the term used by the research team of the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) in December 2004 when the book of Perkins was released. Prior to Perkins book I have already released some important insights on the 1986 coup in my book Marcos Legacy Revisited, Raiders of the Lost Gold after a decade of the said ‘people power’.

Through my book some people began to realize the truth behind the ouster of then President Ferdinand Marcos and his family. Sadly this is just one of the so many mistakes that had to be corrected in the nation’s history.

The following is a part of my interview which I included in my book – “Question: Who were pressuring Marcos to give in and leave? Is there any credible evidence that this happened? Answer: The pressures came from both U.S. and Philippine sources. On the American side, there was Philip Habib. He was joined by U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Stephen Bosworth, Richard Armitage, Michael Armacost, Rep. Stephen Solarz, Norbert Garrett (CIA Station Chief in Manila), and Joseph Mussomelli (Anti-Fraud Section, U.S. Embassy). Senator Paul Laxalt, as you probably know, was the guy who spoke to Marcos on the phone and told him “to cut and cut cleanly.” Lines to Washington were kept busy by calls coming in from Lawrence Eagleburger and Henry Kissinger. Later on, I was told that operating funds came in from Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, through dollar grants from the C.V. Starr Foundation of New York. Greenberg is a powerful member of the B’nai B’rith. Others like Higdon, Brzezinski and General Pike and Allen of JUSMAG also formed part of the American initiative to oust Marcos.

On the Philippine side were assets like Joe Concepcion, Jobo Fernandez, Cesar Zalamea, Jaime Ongpin and Alex Melchor. Journalists, likewise were used for their media hype.

… Habib was sent by the Trilateralists to the Philippines to pressure Marcos into signing the document prepared in the U.S. It contained provisions of equal sharing of the gold bars among different countries (through their bankers in the Commission), transshipped by Marcos to Fort Knox and other depositories under a top secret operation plan coded “Tuna Highway”.

And the rest was history, facts that must be corrected even for the next generation to appreciate the other side of the truth. But as far as I am concerned, there is more to what transpired in the ouster of Marcos that brought about the so-called ‘people power’ in EDSA.

Now it can be told that Marcos was brought to Hawaii because he double crossed his ‘masters’ by minting his gold stocks with his logo.

And we thought that the likes of Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel V. Ramos during that time were the so called heroes of the EDSA Uno revolution, their infighting with Marcos back then  was clear that it was not 'por la patria' but for self-preservation according to pundits. Senator Enrile is now even supporting the candidacy of Sen. Bongbong Marcos while former President Ramos if not for the advice of some allies almost give his support to his nephew Bongbong. Out of the blue, FVR was shown in several news releases supporting vice presidentiable, Cong. Leni Robredo. And the worst, most Marcos cronies and dummies are in  control of so many big business and industries and in their pocket are contending politicians.

Now we have to ask ourselves as a nation, what is there to celebrate and commemorate with the bogus revolution when we are now witnessing their support to the candidacy of Bongbong Marcos?

If we are to establish a sound legacy for generations to come, we have to revise our history books and tell what really happened so that we can move on and maybe later on come up with a true Filipino ideology. We have to start by scrapping this EDSA fiesta that had taken us all for a ride for several years now. This is the year that we have to answer the questions and be firm and take a stand that we were made to believe lies in order to justify our shortcomings as a sovereign state.

Wake up!

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