The soon to be inaugurated mayor of New York City, Democrat Bill de Blasio, has a history of supporting radical leftist groups and individuals including an oppressive self-avowed communist regime that possessed one of the worst human rights records in all of Latin America, according to documents obtained on Thursday by an "Inside-the-Beltway" public interest group, Judicial Watch.
While the gathering information on de Blasio's past is not a difficult task, the nation's mainstream news media chose to ignore his ties and sympathies to communist organizations and nations and instead focused on de Blasio’s community organizing and work on behalf of the less fortunate, a job they've done in the past for radical politicians such a President Barack Obama, according to de Blasio's detractors such as political strategist and consultant Michael Baker, Esq.
"It's amazing that in the face of so much joblessness and economic problems people such as Obama and de Blasio seem to be able to get enough votes to gain power. Do New Yorkers known that de Blasio will do to New York City what Obama did to this nation?" asks Baker.
Judicial Watch officials says that even though the middle class is in danger of disappearing in the Big Apple, de Blasio vowed to increase taxes on the rich and create more affordable housing. He also promised to end the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy in spite of New York City being a major target for terrorists and street gangs all because he claims it disproportionately effects minorities.
This may all sound fantastic to the liberals who populate that city, but there is a sinister side to New York’s mayor-elect who will be sworn in with a galaxy of stars on New Year’s Day, according to the New York Daily News.
The city's inaugural ball for Mayor de Blasio will attract a Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, a hip-hop mogul, several Oscar-winning actresses and a left-wing activist, Calypso singer Harry Belafonte, who is the self-professed leader of the American socialist revolution, according to Judicial Watch.
De Blasio was a very active supporter of the communist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua in the 1980s, according to information uncovered by Judicial Watch.
"He was so enamored with Soviet-backed revolutionaries that he traveled to the capital city of the war-torn country, Managua, to aid their cause by participating in a relief mission. Upon de Blasio’s return to the United States, he joined the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York (NSN)," according to Judicial Watch's Corruption Chronicles.
The non-profit group said that they examined the records of the NSN at the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, located on the campus of New York University (NYU) in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. According to the archive record guide:
“The Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York (1985-2002), and its member organizations worked to support the Sandinista Revolution and to protest U.S. support of the counter-revolutionary military movement, aka the Contras, who also killed civilian supporters of the revolution, targeting medical and educational personnel in particular.”
The records examined revealed that de Blasio was a hardcore supporter of the communist revolutionaries in Nicaragua, and that he actively raised money and resources for the Sandinistas and was a subscriber to the party’s newspaper, “Barricada” (The Barricade).
In 1988, he traveled to communist-led nation and he became active in the Nicaragua Solidarity Network when he returned to the U.S.
"New York’s future mayor has been unapologetic about his involvement with a foreign Marxist political movement accused of slaughtering innocent civilians and practicing the “disappearance” technique of eliminating political foes," state Judicial Watch officials.
Truth be told, the Sandinistas were one of Latin America’s worst human rights violators and during their three year revolution they carried out thousands of political executions and the disappearance of thousands more who were considered anti-revolutionary, according to a Russian-born scholar cited in a news article.
"By 1983 there were about 20,000 political prisoners held in the Marxist regime’s jails, the highest number of political prisoners of any nation in the hemisphere with the exception of Fidel Castro’s communist Cuba," states the Judicial Watch report.
Yet none of his activities supporting communism have been detrimental to de Blasio’s political career. In 1996 he managed the Clinton-Gore re-election team throughout New York State. Then he served as the senior Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official for the New York/New Jersey region from 1997 to 1999. During that period, HUD was defrauded of more than $70 million in de Blasio’s region, but no investigation was conducted by federal or New York/New Jersey law enforcement.
In spite of the HUD fraud incident, the Clintons chose him to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager in her successful 2000 bid for New York's U.S. Senate seat. De Blasio subsequently served on the New York City Council and as Public Advocate, the city’s second-highest elected official.