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The African country Gabon and Gabonese would not have entered my consciousness had it not been the fact that Mik Moore’s name came up in Democrat politics. He founded a web site to reach out to Jews, of which faith he is not only not a member but Jews should recognize the manipulation he is doing to them.
Moore’s web site gets some unsuspecting young Jews to write emails to their cousins, asking them to support Obama. Imagine! Vote for Obama? He is really on the other end of the spectrum when it comes to Jewish politics and they should have nothing to do with him.
In looking at Moore’s bio I noted he had worked for the United Nations and the International Trade Organization, having grown up in New Zealand’s politics and expanded his realm of influence worldwide, and finally to the U.S.
Moore has visited such nations as Gabon, a small country of 1.5 people on the Atlantic side of Africa, once a Pigmy colony. In fact Moore is so “tight” with Gabon’s president that he awarded him their highest honor, The Order of The Equatorial Star.
Gabon is a so-called “democracy” with a president possessing great and unusual powers reminding one of those powers of Russia’s Prime Minister Putin who controls more than half of the Russian Parliament and its president Dimitry Medvedev who is Putin’s puppet.
In March 1991, a new Gabon constitution was enacted. Among its provisions are a bill of rights, the creation of a body to guarantee those rights (National Council of Democracy) and a governmental advisory board which deals with economic and social issues. Sounds good so far, wouldn’t you say? But wait, there’s more.
Multi-party legislative elections were held in 1990-91 even though opposition parties had not yet been formally declared legal. This is where the disfugalty arises. President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, in power since 1967, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term on November 27, 2005. According to figures provided by Gabon’s Interior Ministry, he received a 79.1% majority of votes. In 2003, the President amended the Constitution of Gabon to remove any restrictions on the number of terms a president is allowed to serve.
Immediately, in my mind, Gabon changed from being a democracy to becoming a dictatorship and should be viewed as such, much the same way we now must view Russia as a dictatorship.
The president retains strong powers, such as authority to dissolve the National Assembly, declare a state of siege (Gabon has a 5,000-man army), delay legislation, conduct referendums, and appoint or dismiss the prime minister as well as cabinet members.
In provisional results, the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) won 84 out of 120 parliamentary seats.
As with previous Gabonese elections, the opposition parties have contested the results, and probably with good reason. There were calls for a boycott and accusations of electoral fraud and bribery. There were also incidences of violence and protest, particularly in the first round of voting held two weeks prior. However, several international observers including the Economic Community of Central African States have reported that the election “met international standards” for democratic voting. What does that say about the Economic Community?
So even in outside scrutiny, skullduggery is active to make it appear they had free elections, to make it look like they have a democracy, to make it appear that the people are free and can choose a new president if they want. When the reality, really, is in a dictatorship you can’t remove the president because he controls the elections board and the external apparatus for announcing to the world they had “free elections.”
Bush should have thrown President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba out on his ear! Mik Moore, who is now working with Obama, is nothing more than a New Zealand socialist bent on helping Obama become an American socialist.