The Killing Fields
The Internet may finally have ended the ability of the Left to cover up their crimes in the Third World. Philippine Commentary describes, in a link-filled post, how justice may finally be catching up with Jose Maria Sison, whose organization was responsible for the murder of Colonel Nick Rowe. Note the name "Satur Ocampo" in the post below. Ocampo is one of the Communists accused of mass murder. His name will appear in a US news context a few paragraphs from now.
In August, 2006 local residents and former NPA rebels led government authorities to "The Garden" on an isolated ridge in barrio Kaulisihan, Inopacan town, Leyte province, where the skeletal remains of hundreds of victims of internal Communist Party purges from 1985 were dug up with the help of K-9 units and forensics experts. Former company commander of the NPA's Southern Leyte front committee, Zacarias Piedad, and platoon leader Leonardo Tanaid, testified before the media last September in Manila, that he personally saw the signed orders of CPP Chairman Jose Maria Sison, Central Committee member Satur Ocampo, and NDF spokesman Luis Jalandoni to rid the organization of government spies and infiltrators, who were then brought before an NPA kangaroo court then summarily knifed and hacked to death, then buried in "The Garden". It is one of the many "killing fields" that not even the CPP-NPA has been able to deny it created as a result of paranoia that the they had been penetrated by government agents and then engaged in bloody pogroms against suspected comrades, reportedly resulting in thousands killed and few if any spies found. In this report from Bulatlat, which often serves as the media outlet and apologist of the CPP-NPA, present-day Bayan Muna party list representative Satur Ocampo joins with a certain "Committee Defend" of the CPP Central Committee in Utrecht, the Netherlands in damage control over the discoveries in Leyte by claiming the mass grave is a fake. But now that Ocampo, Sison, Jalandoni and 50 other CPP NPA NDF leaders have been charged with rebellion and warrants of arrest for mass murder have been issued against them by a Regional Trial Court in Hilongos, Leyte, But even the Interpol may soon be after them. Other officials of the communist movement's aboveground front organizations may also be charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into extrajudicial killings by the CPP NPA in Bongabong, Nueva Ecija. Manila Standard columnist Emil Jurado reviews the "unreported atrocities" of the communist movement that has received scant attention from other mass media.
A Democrat controlled committee has opened hearings on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Guess who the hearings, chaired by Barbara Boxer intend to call as a witness? Satur Ocampo, of course.
The inquiry was arranged by Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democratic deputy whip and an influential member of the foreign relations committee, upon request by Filipino-American organizations in the US and by militant groups here.
One Filipino official invited to participate in the US Senate inquiry is House deputy minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, who has made himself scarce due to the issuance of a warrant for his arrest by a Leyte judge. In a statement released by his staff, Ocampo said he would participate in Wednesday’s hearing in whatever way he can.
His staff said they are arranging how such participation could be made possible through hi-tech means of communication that are presently available to anyone wanting to use them. "As president of Bayan Muna, the party to which 127 victims of extrajudicial killings belonged, I intend to participate in the US Senate hearing to help US senators and the American people understand the prevailing culture of impunity and the political persecution of duly elected party-list organizations," Ocampo said. "The global spotlight will now focus on Mrs. Arroyo’s bloodied iron-fist and disabuse her from a penchant to pretend as a democrat. The world will be able to confirm that Mrs. Arroyo is a poor imitation of Ferdinand Marcos," he said.
He thanked Senator Boxer for arranging the US Senate inquiry.
Don't forget to ask Ocampo about Colonel Rowe, Ms. Boxer. He's buried in Arlington, and though that's better than the "Garden", only the actual triggerman was apprehended and even he has been released. The small detail of who masterminded the assasination is still unfinished business. The Left's ability to cover up its crimes may be diminishing, but it's still potent.