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Media Scoundrels Endorse Sham Libyan Election
Democracy was not on the ballot.
by Stephen Lendman
In their book titled "Demonstration Elections," Edward Herman and Frank Broadhead described US-staged elections.
They're manipulated to consolidate American power and influence public opinion to believe sham processes are legitimate.
Herman and Broadhead defined what goes on as:
"A circus held in a client state to assure the population of the home country that their intrusion is well received."
"The results are guaranteed by an adequate supply of bullets provided in advance." They're freely used to achieve desired outcomes.
The authors' main theme was that "elections held under conditions of military occupation and extensive pre-election 'pacification' " aren't free.
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