Thursday, May 16, 2013

Saving president Cristina

By: James Neilson

English: President of the United States Barack...
English: President of the United States Barack Obama and President of Argentina Cristina Fernández in 2009 Español: Cristina Fernández junto al presidente de EE.UU. Barack Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nestor Kirchner made no bones about his plans for the future; he would use his time in the Pink House to pile up enough power and money to ensure that, should an ungrateful populace ask him to step aside for a while, he would be able to withstand the attacks of his enemies, watch his successors make a mess of things, and then return in triumph in order to sort them out. Though his premature death removed Néstor from the scene, his widow soon decided that as far as she was concerned it would be business as usual. Like her late husband, Cristina has concentrated on strengthening her own power base by siphoning money from the rest of the country into political organizations such as La Cámpora and the pockets of cronies that are more than willing to do her bidding.

But now it is all crumbling. The economy is sliding rapidly toward yet another hair-raising crisis that will impoverish millions of people. And to make matters far worse, stories about how Néstor and others systematically looted the country are finally beginning to have an impact. As long as the economic outlook seems promising, politicians can get away with just about anything, but when clouds gather on the horizon, an infuriated citizenry starts calling them to account.

Has that particular moment already arrived? Cristina and her minions evidently fear that it has. To judge from the hysterical statements that are being made by the president’s supporters, the government is panic-stricken. Instead of trying to deny the accusations that are being levelled against Néstor and, by extension, his widow and the picturesque assortment of characters that greatly benefitted from their patronage, they are doing their furious best to discredit the journalist Jorge Lanata, whose Sunday television programme has acquired more political importance than any parliamentary session, and, needless to say, the Clarín media group.
For years now the Kirchnerites have been painting Clarín’s CEO, an accountant named Héctor Magnetto, as an evil genius, an Argentine version of the incredibly powerful, but strangely elusive, enemy of the Party, Emmanuel Goldstein, in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, who is allegedly behind each and every setback suffered by Cristina. They are still at it. For those who take Kirchnerite propaganda seriously, Magnetto, a puppeteer so horrendously clever that they assume he is fully capable of manipulating not just the Argentine press but also the governments of the US and the European Union, as well as the United Nations, the Organization of American States and Wall Street, is behind all the nasty things that keep happening to them. Such paranoia is ridiculous, but then there is not much else Cristina’s defenders can come up with to deflect the allegations that are raining upon her head.

Saving Cristina from the increasing number of people who want her and her friends to face the music is not merely the government’s priority. It has become its sole objective. Everything must be subordinated to it. The onslaught against Clarín and other newspapers has intensified because the Kirchnerites desperately want to silence their critics. After failing to buy the country’s biggest media group, the government pushed through legislation designed to cripple it and then tried to starve it of funds by telling retailers to withdraw their advertising.

Now, if rumours that are going the rounds are to be believed, it is plotting to take it over by force, perhaps by sending in squads of armed La Cámpora heavies to kick out the owners, much as it did when Cristina restored what she called the nation’s “hydrocarboniferous sovereignty” by ejecting the Spaniards from their offices in YPF, after which most fled to Uruguay. In an effort to thwart her, Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri surprised many by decreeing that in his jurisdiction at least, press freedom, as guaranteed by the Constitution, would continue to prevail.

When the courts blocked measures that had been taken by the government to rid the country of Clarín, Cristina decided that the time had come for her to knock the judicial system into shape. Had it not been for the legal obstacles that prevented her from breaking up the group as speedily as she had hoped, it would never have occurred to her that it would be a splendid idea to let voters have a hand in choosing who should be judges, thereby “democratizing” the judiciary. Though Cristina may not be aware of it, that particular strategy could prove a bit risky. Like their counterparts in the rest of the world, only more so, Argentine judges tend to be influenced by the changes in political fashions. By the time elections are held, much of the population could be in an extremely vengeful mood. If that is the case, the next crop of judges would in all likelihood be men and women committed to putting those found guilty of helping themselves to large amounts of public money behind bars, in a common prison, for the rest of their natural lives. Needless to say, that it is not exactly what the Kirchnerites have in mind when they say they want the judicial system to be more democratic.



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Soy el Dr. Gastón Alejandro Saint Martin (ARDMS. RVT. RPVI eligible, MD. CCPM). Medico patagónico; me gradué en la UNBA (Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, en 1961) Recién graduado y casado fui a hacer mi entrenamiento en la Universidad de Louisville, (UdeL) Kentucky, USA, la mas antigua Universidad Municipal de La Unión; pobre, pero de excelente nivel académico; con una pequeña escuela de medicina. Louisville está en la margen izquierda del rio Ohio (afluente del Mississippi) Elegí a UdeL por estar entre los rio Ohio y Tennessee, que era la zona mas subdesarrollada de La Unión, (cuna de los "Hillbillies") montañeses pobres, poco ilustrados, casi analfabetos pero gente honrada, noble y muy trabajadora; donde era de esperar encontrar problemas de patología medica y socio económicos similares a los de la población rural patagónica indigente. Los médicos residentes de la Universidad de Louisville atendíamos al Louisville General Hospital y al Children’s Hospital of Louisville. Finalizado mi entrenamiento, y al tener yo visa de emigrante, me pude quedar en USA, donde los abogados jueces y los médicos con residencias de entrenamiento completas, teníamos un brillante futuro económico, estabilidad y brillo social. La tentación para quedarse fue muy grande, pero cumplimos mi plan regresando a casa; Argentina (No a Buenos. Aires.) sino a La Patagonia (Gral. Roca, Rio Negro), donde trabajé intensamente, no solo en medicina asistencial sino en política. Para el inicio, recluté un pequeño grupo de médicos argentinos jóvenes entrenados en USA y Canadá con quienes creamos al Instituto Medico del Comahue, el pequeño hospital austral privado pionero en medicina asistencial moderna. Construimos el edificio por esfuerzo propio, y por administración, con la dirección técnica de mi padre (Ingeniero Prospero Saint Martin). Tuvimos muchos éxitos y fracasos. Nos integramos al Colegio Medico de General Roca, donde fui el primer organizador de la primer biblioteca medica patagónica. De nuestros Colegas Veteranos aprendimos la Filosofía Ético Moral Medica Hipocrática) y a ser médicos humanistas, antes que corporativos." Allí, practicando, aprendimos las normas básicas de cortesía entre colegas y pacientes. No fue fácil la convivencia y el pasaje armonico de lo (clásico) antiguo a lo (bueno) moderno, pero ¡lo logramos ... y muy Bien! En el ano 2000/2002 La Anarquía establecida Argentina desde el 10 de Septiembre de 1930 estalló y ya “no pude tolerar al criminal anárquico mamarracho republicano Argentino" que culminó con el "Robo Legalizado" (Google "The Legalized Theft" by Steve Hanke - CATO Instituto and/or Johns Hopkins economist) Como muchos de los argentinos ordenados, responsables, con importante capital de trabajo sin deudas, con algunos ahorros PERDIMOS TODO! Yo no perdí mis edificios, mi casa, mi Consultorio Radiológico) ni mi costoso instrumental diagnostico pero al quedar fuera de corporaciones medicas-hospitalarias corruptas, y fuera de los canales de facturación y cobro ... me encontré despojado de uno de los derechos humanos mas importantes “EL DERECHO A TRABAJAR” , del que depende mi “DERECHO A LA PROPIEDAD” y derecho a de “VIVIR en LIBERTAD” como me de la gana y sin pedir nada a nadie (¡LIBRE ALBEDRIO!) Por ello decidimos volver (ya estando jubilados) por segunda vez a USA. Hoy tengo otra residencia legal en Chicago (Oak Park, 60301) Mi mentor (en USA y Argentina) ha sido el Dr. Rene Favaloro (pionero del bypass coronario), con quien (cada uno por su lado) hemos compartido los mismos dilemas, para decidir volver, y para adaptarnos a esta ANARQUÍA Argentina (ver ) – La ANARQUÍA en la que cayó La Republica Argentina el 10 de Septiembre de 1930, fue causado por errores garrafales del GOBIERNO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE NORTEAMÉRICA. (Presidente Herbert Hoover (POTUS 31) ...MAS... errores garrafales en la "ACORDADA UNÁNIME de LA TOTALIDAD DE LOS JUECES DE LA CORTE DE JUSTICIA ARGENTINA" ...MAS... errores garrafales del Gobierno del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña (UK) ...MAS... el error de un soldadito con grado de General y cáncer de estomago Gral. Félix Uriburo) que no se atrevio a desobedecer al Jefe de su jefe cuando le ordenaron "violar a La Constitucio ... "en nombre de ella??) y asi TODOS ELLOS JUNTOS, en un contubernio internacional, por primera vez en la historia de La Republica Argentina depusieron a un Presidente Constitucional, (Presidente Hipólito Yrigoyen) electo dos veces (en periodos NO consecutivos), por el voto popular, y depuesto con la absurda e ignorante excusa (si no fue mentirosa) de ser "ser viejo e inoperante..."

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