Friday, August 12, 2005

Hello? Hello Hello – Barry?

You may be aware of the pending impeachment of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA)in the Philippines . The spark was a tape of her with speaking with the national commissioner of elections. GMA's opponents assume it was a nefarious plot to deny Fernando Poe Jr. the election, GMA and her supporters say it was just a simple query.

In fact IIRC, GMA said she did talk with the COMELEC chair. However, this story is breaking right now. Apparently forensic tape experts one from the States and one from the Philippines have declared the tape bogus. However, this does not mean the discussion alleged by the tapes to have taken place indeed took place. That is what the forensic team is claiming the tape consists of multiple intercepted conversations spliced together.

(3RD UPDATE) PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will ask Congress to throw out an impeachment case against her after her political spokesman presented findings by US and Philippine experts that the alleged wiretapped tapes, which the opposition had used as evidence, had been altered.

At the same time Secretary Michael Defensor challenged the President's opponents to disprove the findings.

"The tapes, as we have clearly shown, have been spliced and I dare the opposition to prove this otherwise," Defensor said in a news conference at the Sulo Hotel on Friday.

Defensor, Arroyo's concurrent head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the President was to present to the justice committee of the House of Representatives a technical study of the tapes to prove that they had been "spliced."
Source: - Arroyo wants impeach case junked over 'spliced' tapes

The opposition claims their own tape expert has confirmed the legitimacy of the tapes.

The expert from the States who is supposedly claiming the tapes to be bogus is a fellow by the name of Barry Dickey who supposedly worked to confirm some of the Bin Laden tapes.

I think this is all a crock spurred by three sets of losers. The Marcos family, Joe "Erap" Estrada, and the supporters of Fernando Poe Jr.


  • 8/12/2005, 12:06pm: Opening sentence reworded so it was more sensible.