Lies Lies and more Lies from the PPP
By Imran Khan:
In another in a series of bizarre statements from the Office of the President, this time with regard to the latest ‘operation’ in Linden, the powers that be asserted thus:
“There were two media events that the Government f
I have contacted Mark Benschop and he has confirmed that BenschopRadio.com was off air at 5pm on August 9th. Benschop’s internet radio station remained off air for another 4 hours until 9pm when he usually goes on air for a nightly programme.
The assertion by the Office of the President that “at 5.00 pm on Thursday, August 9, Mark Benschop was warning Lindeners that the soldiers were coming” is an outright, dirty and vile lie.
It is as much a lie as the one propagated by the PPP activists on social media that Benschop was in Linden on July 18th ‘instigating’ Lindeners to protests. Benschop subsequently exposed this fabrication by proving that he was out of Guyana for over a week prior to July 18th.
The second assertion by the Office of the President that “Demerara Waves falsely informed Lindeners that soldiers had seized control of the bridges, cleared the roads in Linden thereby disrupting and threatening the talks” has also been robustly rejected by Demerara Waves.
In fact both the Joint Services and the Guyana Police Force own statements contradict the Office of the President statement and support the Demerara Waves and factual timeline of events.
Here are the facts.
The Joint Services statement reads: “at approx 0220 hours on Friday 2012-08-10, protestors raised an alarm that the Joint Services were on their way to clear barriers.”
The Police statement reads: “At about 0210h today Friday August 10, 2012, ranks of the Joint Services observed that a fire with the use of tyres, wood and other combustible materials was set on the wooden portion at the Wismar end of the Wismar-Mackenzie Bridge.”
Now for the coup de grace which shows barefaced lying on the part of the Office of the President.
The Demerara Waves report on the early morning operation in Linden was posted at 4:26am at least two hours AFTER the incident at the bridge. Demerara Waves had no report on the issue BEFORE the 2am incident at the bridge.
That the Office of the President is seeking, even through the manufacture of untruths and blatant lies, to blame Mark Benschop’s internet radio station and Demerara Waves for “formenting the upsurge” is as ludicrous as it is dangerous.
One can only surmise that the Office of the President, subjected to much condemnation, derision and scorn, by being disgraced for blaming APNU and AFC for instigating action in Linden that it now seeks to shift blame around, however irrationally. Benschop Radio and Demerara Waves are now the targets, it matters not how idiotic the Office of the President is seen in so doing.
The truth and the facts though stand unchallenged and the public will decide the faith and the destiny of those who currently clutch on to power at the Office of the President.