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MSM Adamantly Avoids the Word "Coup" in Bolivia Coverage

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There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing rioters and the U.S. government, but you'd hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines.

"Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down following accusations of election fraud" proclaims CNN.

"Bolivia's Morales resigns amid scathing election report, rising protests" reports The Washington Post.

"Bolivian Leader Evo Morales Steps Down" says The New York Times.

"Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests" declares the BBC.

"President of Bolivia steps down amid allegations of election rigging" we are informed by Telegraph.

"Bolivia's President Morales resigns after backlash to disputed election" says the Sydney Morning Herald.

So, there you have it. The indigenous leader of a socialist South American government which has successfully lifted masses of people out of crushing poverty, which happens to control the world's largest reserves of lithium (which may one day replace oil as a crucial energy resource due to its use in powering smartphones, laptops, hybrid and electric cars), which has an extensive and well-documented history of being targeted for regime change by the U.S. government, simply stepped down due to some sort of scandal involving a "disputed election." Nothing to do with the fact that right-wing mobs had been terrorizing this leader's family, or the fact that the nation's military literally commanded him to step down and are now currently searching for him to arrest him, leading to ousted government officials being rounded up and held captive by soldiers wearing masks.

All perfectly normal and not suspicious at all.

 

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If WW2 happened today, the US would be on the side of Nazi Germany. The US people are good Germans.

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This country is very fascist. The people just don't recognize it. The myth that has been perpetuated is that fascism was defeated in WWll. More like it was transferred across the Atlantic.

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That's what I think about all the time while trying to talk to family and friends. People don't want us to wake them from their dreams.


The truth breaks up families and ruins friendships. Even here in the Netherlands (now a colony of the U.S.A.) people refuse to hear about any "war talk" and want to talk about the way those refugees are getting everything or the latest outrageous sex scandal.


We really are doomed.

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So sad! The Japanese TV also said he resigned, but I didn't believe it. Figured the CIA was behind it.

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