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You have gotten off lightly, Daniel

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Submitted by Michael S, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:30

"Comment: I usually point out academics' egregious mistakes, but this time it's a journalist. Whatever the profession, if they don't like your views, they freely and unembarrassedly say false things about you. (July 24, 2017)"

I have been struggling with these people for decades, when they began attacking a dear brother of mine, former President Efrain Rios Montt of Guatemala. He continues to be viciously attacked by people who weren't even alive when he was President. He's attacked, and nothing comes of it. He's attacked again, and drawn in front of a kangaroo court. The court convicts him on trumped-up charges, but the verdict is overthrown. They re-convene the trial in secret, to keep the public ignorant; but because of his failing health, they cannot sentence him; so they have dragged him before another kangaroo court, conveniently forgetting that he has already been adjudged unable to stand trial. Meanwhile, leftist propaganda mills around the world continue to besmirch his reputation. He is now 91 years old.

His crime? He is a devout Christian, and used to preach during his presidency against the bribery, corruption and adulteries of people in power.

Next to him, you have gotten off rather lightly, Daniel.

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I agree, it could be much worse.

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