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Four years later, with the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate ‘Team Trump’, it’s time to bring this one back to the front. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Trump is some sweet guy, but his whining no president has ever been treated as unfairly as he is, is not that far off the mark, however the inept Andrew Johnson also comes to mind… in any case, the coup progresses by the day and President Pence looms over world peace (what is that, you say?) like the Nazgul of Mordor. Meanwhile, Coleen Rowley has this to say:

^ Special Counsel investigating Trump campaign has deep ties to the deep state

Part two of ‘deep state’ series eight parts covers the criminal FBI regime of Robert Mueller to the beginning of the James Comey’s tenure. Mueller’s record at the FBI is one of NOT solving crimes and NOT recommending prosecution of criminals at, or close to, the levers of power, rather protecting the corrupt. Originally posted 15 June 2013:

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Robert Mueller, the United States Department of Justice attorney who allowed the largest criminal enterprise investigation in law enforcement history [BCCI] to fold with minimal prosecutions,  has been the George W Bush appointed FBI Director for these past twelve full years.

Mueller was FBI Director when Alberto Gonzales was appointed Attorney General. Attorney General Gonzales, employed by a firm representing Novation Corp prior to his appointment, promptly moved to break up a Department of Justice five member team investigating crimes at Novation. Two investigators, Thelma Colbert and Shannon Ross, suddenly were dead. The other three? One fired, one resigned, and one [must presume the snitch] reassigned. The Novation investigation had been quashed.

The sudden ‘coincidence’ of two ‘natural’ deaths of DoJ investigators could be passed off as just that, ‘coincidence’, were it not for the fact those deaths attended breaking up a team of investigators coming too close to  their new boss.

It’s not everyday spy services come under scrutiny for poisonings, in a world of tit for tat clandestine assassination, it is a subject of taboo and denial. But time to time this cowardly habit of surreptitious murders, often mimicking inexplicable but natural seeming deaths, breaks into the open. Typically this happens when it’s politically expedient to embarrass or discredit a hostile government or when a murder had been botched in some sense [see 3, 4, & 5 spy agency assassination by poison linked articles]

A rational conclusion, relating to domestic assassination by intelligence agencies, would be it is not only governments like North Korea engage in murders of people who threaten their power corrupt. In the case of the [now dead] investigators pursuing crimes at Novation, one need look no farther than the connection to a former CIA Director named George Herbert Walker Bush whose son Jeb is closely associated with the criminal enterprise subject to the investigation shut down by Attorney General Gonzales.

Now, some might say ‘this is all a bit of wonderful speculation’ based on a remarkable string of coincidence, and I have no problem with that, because this is all about painting a larger portrait of impunity and murders ordered from on high, and we are working to arrive at ‘the preponderance of the evidence.’ It follows, we should now examine a R.I.C.O. slam dunk case of ‘the chickens come home to roost’ to quote an expression used by Malcolm X.

Present Attorney General Eric Holder and current FBI Director Robert Mueller were colleagues at the District of Columbia United States Attorney’s office, Mueller in charge of homicides division, about the time Bush buddy [billionaire] Carl Lindner was in big trouble over his Chiquita Corporation having provided $1.7 million in cash (and machine guns) to the right wing AUC para-military death squads in a mass murder operation run from Alvaro Uribe’s ranch in Columbia.

Holder was promoted to Deputy Attorney General, a position from which he was later able to influence [in private practice, representing Chiquita] a legal circumstance that would protect the Chiquita corporate executives from ‘murder for hire’ charges under the R.I.C.O statute. The identities of the Chiquita culprits have been sealed in the arrangement put together by Holder, effectively handing a ‘get out of jail free’ card to people who could and should have been prosecuted for murder.

“Indeed, Holder himself, using his influence as former deputy attorney general under the Clinton Administration, helped to negotiate Chiquita’s sweeheart deal with the Justice Department in the criminal case against Chiquita. Under this deal, no Chiquita official received any jail time. Indeed, the identity of the key officials involved in the assistance to the paramilitaries were kept under seal and confidential”

Carl Lindner’s reputation as a owner, is that of a ‘hands on’ management style. A big Bush supporter and right wing extremist, it should come as no surprise the murderers who should have been convicted under R.I.C.O but are protected by Holder at the Department of Justice instead, were responsible for the deaths of some 4,000 people on the political left, people sympathetic to unions and a fair wage and that simply was not good for Chiquita’s profit line. That the AUC para-militaries were invested in the cocaine trade and vector with CIA operatives, is simply par for the course.

“But Uribe, since he first ran for office, has also been dogged by the fact that paramilitary groups grew dramatically during his term as governor in the northwestern state of Antioquia, from 1995 to 1997. During that time, he helped spearhead the creation of Convivirs, legal vigilante groups. Some were later denounced for having morphed into paramilitary death squads or for serving as fronts for paramilitary warlords”

“As the result of investigations that began in 2006, 32 members of [the Columbian] Congress have been arrested and about 30 others are being formally investigated for ties to paramilitary groups that killed thousands of civilians, infiltrated state institutions and trafficked cocaine to the United States” [see 5, & 6 Uribe/AUC linked articles]

I expect it is fair to state, that when the people who possess tools such as the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, under which it had been their responsibility these persistent murders should be prosecuted, rather bury the cases and shelve the law instead, all the while looking the other way when investigators deaths shield their boss and friends and friends family from prosecutions, and the beneficiaries of these cover-ups are consistently ultra-conservative multi-national corporate billionaires with intelligence agency, right wing para-military death squad and narcotics trafficking ties, one can begin to make a case for law enforcement and intelligence agencies being little more than enforcers for religious extremist board directors, at the pinnacles of capitalism. Of course, this is all just fine if Jesus approves, correct? Some of us don’t think so.

When narcissism is coupled to power, and we have seen this throughout the history of Western culture, the people who determine for societies what will be moral or, ethically acceptable behaviors, are the people least likely to grasp their own moral or ethical inversions. And there is little one person or any one group of persons can do with multi-billion of dollars or more in pocket, except to impact many peoples lives. Or the lives of entire nations and history.

Fifty years after the fact, several eye witness describe the shooting down of Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane in the Congo and the evidence squarely points to intelligence agencies taking their instructions from corporate board rooms concerned with mineral deposits and American/British mining conglomerates interests in profits over peace.

In the ensuing years, in Africa, corrupt dictators and fake democracies have bent over backwards to please those mining conglomerates. As the actions of multi-national corporations are necessarily concerned with geo-politics and go where the action [money] is, it cannot come as a surprise that, with the folding of the Soviet Union, these non-living legal entities sitting on mountains of cash, would move on and push into Central Asia, where Azerbaijan is a poster child for hosting a who’s who of criminal personalities as evidenced in the composition of the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce:

James Addison Baker III: Cheney/Nigeria Scandal

▪ Zbigniew Brzezinski: War Monger, Bilderberg Group

▪ Henry Kissinger: Pinochet Coup, Bilderberg Group

▪ Brent Scowcroft: BCCI Scandal

▪ John Sununu: Bush I Travelgate Scandal

▪ Lloyd Bentsen: Beltway Bandits Scandal

▪ Dick Cheney: Iran-Contra & Blackwater Murder Ring

▪ James A. Baker, IV: Partner, Baker Botts, L.L.P.

▪ Tim Cejka, President: ExxonMobil Exploration Co.

▪ Michael Griffin: International Operations, Devon Energy

▪ Jahangir Hajiyev: International Bank of Azerbaijan

▪ Arne Holhjem: Caspian Region ConocoPhilips

 Greg Saunders: Director, International Affairs, BP

▪ Diana Sedney: CHEVRON liaison to dictators

▪ Gregory K. Williams: Strategic Security for Coca Cola

▪ Richard Armitage: Plame Leak, CIA Phoenix Murders

 Howard Chase: International Affairs, BP

Given the above example of American ‘commerce’, all board director level multi-national corporate personages, sitting together with Azerbaijan’s most powerful banker, one cannot be surprised the Pentagon would have in another case, by bringing in the United States Geological Survey, wet their pants with glee in the person of the former Afghanistan commander & CIA Director David Patreaus, over the one trillion dollar raw minerals assay in Afghanistan and Obama’s decision to keep nine permanent military bases there:

“There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, said in an interview on Saturday. “There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant”

A trillion dollars is a lot of money to corrupt and murder for. With a history of covering up epidemic rape, and murder of women troops disguised as soldier ‘suicide’ related to corruption in his command structure, General Patreaus was the perfect [extremist] ‘Christian Soldier’ to head up the CIA and stay on top of the job..

..which brings us to the professional killers ‘LOS ZETAS’

The CIA has a long history of using Christian missionaries as ‘assets’, which the agency both admits and denies. They admit they’ve done it in the past and deny they do it now. Coincidental to this, the drug cartel with professional commandos called ‘Los Zetas’ or ‘the crazy ones’ trace their exceptional military skills to a hotbed of Christian zealotry: Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the Special Forces that originally trained them in a CIA associated program. This coincide with drug cartels adopting what had been fringe White extremist Christian theology and literature more commonly found in the circles of Rick Perry and the lunatic religious right.

Now, with a Los Zetas breakaway group [they multiply like amoebas] named “The Knights Templar” the Matrix now returns us to Erik Prince and Blackwater, which the Nation has kindly provided us with Federal Court transcripts [excerpt] detailing a very ‘Catholic’ medieval theology:

“Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life

“”Using his various companies, [Prince] procured and distributed various weapons, including unlawful weapons such as sawed off semi-automatic machine guns with silencers, through unlawful channels of distribution

“Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades”

What do ‘The Knights Templars’ [nee Zetas] and Eric Prince have in common? Special Operations Forces training & arms trafficking, Knights Templar Christian identity tied to incredibly indiscriminate and wanton murder, for certain, and likely narcotics trafficking on the part of Prince as well, via his [now divested] Blackwater ‘worldwide’ aviation. This is real globalization, folks.

Just a bit more on the Erik Prince criminal enterprise:

The CIA admits [a pet project of Dick Cheney] it hired Blackwater to create a worldwide assassination program but out of the other side of its mouth, the agency denies it was ever employed:

“U.S. officials familiar with the targeted-killing program said that Blackwater’s involvement was limited in scope and duration, and that the arrangement ended several years before CIA Director Leon E. Panetta killed the program two months ago.

“The program was kept secret from Congress for nearly eight years before Panetta told lawmakers about it in June. CIA officials have emphasized that the program was never operational and that it did not lead to the capture or killing of a single terrorism suspect”

But that’s not what Seymour Hersh had to say:

“the Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state. Without any legal authority for it. They haven’t been called on it yet. That does happen.

“Right now, today, there was a story in the New York Times that if you read it carefully mentioned something known as the Joint Special Operations Command — JSOC it’s called. It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. They did not report to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or to Mr. [Robert] Gates, the secretary of defense. They reported directly to him.

“Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths.

“Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us”

Where is Erik Prince these days? Running a ‘Christians only’ mercenary force for a USA ally in the Emirates, with mercenaries hired out of Colombia and the Prince legacy goes on.

So, where does Tea Party darling Rick Perry fit into the cartel wars on our border? Why, it would appear he is ordering his Texas Department of Public Safety not to investigate judges, bankers and politicians (himself) taking Los Zetas money and attending Los Zetas parties.

“”We .. had information on campaign fundraisers and parties in La Union that the cartel held for officials from New Mexico and El Paso. A lot of important people were at those parties, such as bankers, judges, and law enforcement officers.

“Dutton and Gonzales said small aircraft regularly drop drug loads on ranches or other properties along the U.S.-Mexico border, and that some U.S. law officers escort the loads to the next stop.

“The two whistle-blowers said that drug cartels have managed to obtain computer access codes to U.S. surveillance systems that let them see where and when Border Patrol agents are monitoring the border.

“They also alleged that drug cartels have given big donations to politicians, which are unreported, to influence appointments of key law enforcement officers.

“Some of these allegations were contained in a letter that Dutton provided to Gov. Rick Perry, who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for president in the 2012 election.

“Our office received the letter and referred it to the appropriate agency, which was the Department of Public Safety,” Josh Havens, a spokesman for the Texas governor’s office, said last Friday.

“Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and a former FBI agent from El Paso, said last Friday that he was interested in talking to Dutton. Then, about a half-hour later, McCraw said that Dutton had no credibility.

“We looked into it and there was nothing there,” McCraw said. Dutton said in response, “How can they say there was nothing when they didn’t even look at what I have?” Dutton said he has videos, telephone records, and other documents gathered over the 18 months he worked with the FBI. “The DPS never asked to see any of it,” Dutton said

“Dutton said other informants told him that the Zetas drug cartel has a high-level member in Las Cruces whose wife holds a non-law enforcement job in the “DA’s office,” referring to the Doña Ana County District Attorney’s Office. “The FBI was provided with all this information, and I guess that’s why they’re now saying that we’re crazy,” Dutton said.

“Dutton and Gonzales said their frustration over the lack of investigations has compelled them to turn to U.S. lawmakers and to Judicial Watch for help” [this preceding story has since been taken offline.  1, 2, 3 & 4 Special Operations Forces/CIA/Cartel/Border operations linked articles]

What did Chris Farrell, director of investigations at Judicial Watch have to say?

“Law enforcement should investigate”

Huh? Well, I guess flipping the problem back into the laps of the former undercover agents who CANNOT get either the Federal authorities (FBI) or the State authorities (Texas Departments of Public Safety) to investigate, should be no surprise coming from this guy:

“Chris is a native of Long Island, New York. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from Fordham University with a B.A. in History, whereupon he accepted a Regular Army Commission and served as a Military Intelligence Officer – specializing in Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence. Chris is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Advanced Counterintelligence Training Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Military Operations Training Course, and the Haus Rissen Institut für Politik und Wirtschaft in Hamburg, Germany.

He has pursued additional graduate studies in National Security Studies, specializing in unconventional warfare and terrorism. Following command and staff assignments that included three tours of duty in the Federal Republic of Germany, and one tour at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Chris returned to civilian life as a contractor to the defense and intelligence communities. He also provided management and training consulting services to non-profit organizations, and was active in the establishment of a small, private, co-ed Christian high school where he both taught and served as director” (bio since taken offline)

And the two REALLY big time extremist Christian/Rick Perry fans/Tea Party funders? Billionaire industrialists the Koch [pronounced ‘cock’] Brothers? Now, the Matrix brings us via the Tea Party to Iran:

“Koch Industries has spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politic. The brothers have backed a foundation that has trained thousands of Tea Party activists

“Internal company records show that Koch Industries used its foreign subsidiary to sidestep a U.S. trade ban barring American companies from selling materials to Iran. Koch-Glitsch offices in Germany and Italy continued selling to Iran until as recently as 2007, the records show.

And just as quick as you could read the preceding segment, the FBI [via the Matrix] and Iran brings us to the cartel wars on the Texas border, connecting the dots concerning two recent big ‘terror’ busts by the FBI involving a loser who could not competently chew gum and tie his shoes in the same moment (model airplane bomber) or in the case of the recent so-called Iranian assassination plot, could not get it together to wear matched socks:

“His socks would not match,” said Tom Hosseini, a former college roommate and friend. “He was always losing his keys and his cellphone. He was not capable of carrying out this plan”

We have a ten years history of the FBI creating terror plots and pitching them to fools, losers, the disaffected, and the young and impressionable. Why wouldn’t our other intelligence agencies adopt the modus operandi? The former top Middle East analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency point blank makes the case:

“Why on earth would they create a situation in which they had to rely on this untested, untrained, unguided, and uncontrolled asset rather than their own people?” wrote Col. Pat Lang (ret.), the Defense Intelligence Agency’s former top Middle East and South Asia analyst on his Sic Semper Tyrannis blog.

Calling the government’s case “trash”, Lang added that, “The overwhelming likelihood is that this is someone’s ‘information operation’ intended to condition public attitudes for some purpose.” [see 2, 3, 4 & 5 FBI created terror plot linked articles]

So, while we all have been distracted with domestic and border ‘terror’ created in both fantasy and reality by our own agencies, what is up back in Afghanistan?

The Russians had given the precise details on the location of 150 heroin processing labs in Afghanistan to drug investigators and the American military commanders stonewalled [delayed] any action against those labs for months on end.

How do you suppose Robert Gates and General Patreaus managed to bring all of the heroin out of Afghanistan? You can hear Patreaus telling Gates right here: You brought a bigger plane than usual

So what is Robert Mueller, on whose watch this ongoing crimes spree had gone unchecked, up to? Telling Congress to ‘shove it’ when pressed on the ‘Prism’ revelations. And who has Obama nominated to replace Robert Mueller as FBI Director? BCCI’s terror, weapons and narcotics money laundering replacement bank big-shot, HSBC Holdings Board Director and Bush family criminal syndicate associate James Comey. When the new FBI Director has been the criminal enterprise money laundering bank’s director, things start to make a bit  of sense, you think?

Where I see a failure connecting the dots, if journalists were paying just a little closer attention, with 30% of security clearances in the private contractor sector (recalling Edward Snowden was at Booz Allen Hamilton and not at the NSA per se), what is become clear is, Prism can serve to inform corporate boards at the deepest levels of anyone opposed to their agendas, draw up their own ‘kill lists’ were it a desired thing to do, track anyone onto illegal activities for purposes of derailing investigations into corporate (or government) organized crime, et cetera, add nausea.

With then Department of Justice attorney Robert Mueller having effectively quashed the BCCI money laundering investigation, covering up Iran-Contra weapons and narcotics trafficking money pipelines, we shouldn’t be surprised at Obama’s pick to replace Mueller at FBI headquarters with HSBC board director James Comey.

While Robert Mueller is making wild claims to Congress about terror, claiming Prism could have stopped 9/11, meanwhile Prism will quite effectively have served organized crime in a deep state of merged corporate/USA government-

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Deep State I Background

Deep State III CIA narcotics trafficking

Deep State IV NATO & Gladio

Deep State V Economics & counter-insurgency

Deep State VI Opus Dei & Christian Dominion

Deep State VII The Coe Cult & ‘The Donald’ Election Scam

Deep State VIII Pentagon Papers, CIA and the Lie of Daniel Ellsberg

GLADIO

Profits of War The Israeli connection

Fear of Minor Debris On 9/11

The Alpha Chronology my narrative as a Deep State survivor

Circus Maximus

James Comey fired as head of the FBI is darkly comical. Now, there will be a timid technocrat in charge who’ll dare not deviate from the deep state line before a new trapeze artist can be installed, a con-man who’ll be required to try and shield all of the criminals at the top, even as those criminals are at each other throats in what amounts to a Roman circus of captive beasts tearing each other apart. Trump didn’t grasp not only does nearly everyone blackmail everyone, the CIA has dirt on (or creates dirt) and blackmails all of them and Comey’s job was to try to balance the warring parties without losing control of the rotten apples cart.

The story in short: following on Robert Mueller rewarded with the FBI directorship after sabotaging the biggest international arms & narcotics trafficking money laundering case ever (BCCI) as a Department of Justice lawyer, Comey was selected from BCCI successor arms and narcotics money laundering HSBC Bank board of directors to replace Mueller.

BCCI and HSBC had been consecutive terrorism money laundering operations, with links to western intelligence agencies, inclusive of MOSSAD and CIA in relation to arms trafficking, narcotics trafficking and funding insurgencies over the history of the past 3+ decades. Are the people shielding these activities who you would want to see heading up the FBI? Not really, but that’s what we’ve had. And it’s what we’ve had for quite a long time. Here’s a screenshot of Comey’s HSBC position:

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Who’ll be up next to replace Comey? No matter the personality, certainly the new candidate sent to the senate for confirmation will have been covertly vetted by the international arms & narcotics trafficking CIA.

BCCI investigation sabotaged by Robert Mueller HERE

(tip of the iceberg) HSBC stories HERE and HERE

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turkey |ˈtərkē|
noun (pl. turkeys)
1 common, a much maligned member of the buzzard family Benjamin Franklin had unsuccessfully nominated as the USA’s national symbol.
2 slang, something that is extremely or completely moronic • e.g. a stupid or inept person named Erdogan.
3 formal, a NATO nation located on the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia, with a small enclave in southeastern Europe west of Istanbul; pop. 76,805,500 (est. 2009); capital, Ankara; language, Turkish (official.)

Follows are several examples covering crime and corruption, centered on NATO’s Turkey(s), up to and inclusive of mass murder pinned on the wrong party; or what happens when the ‘national security state’ (read intelligence agencies) make policy, ‘color of law’ supplants constitutions and ‘democratic’ principles are reduced to perpetrating fraud:

When The Enemy of Your Enemy is Your Enemy buying IS oil

NATO’s (not so) Free Press news suppression

NATO’s Most Censored Story false-flag sarin attack

About Those NATO Nukes in Turkey

Mike Flynn & Turkish Silver sold out for 30 pieces

The Poisonous Toad on Fetullah Gulen

Calling Our Corbett Report poisoning the poison gas narrative

No Alliance is Too Obscene the USA ‘tomahawk chop’

All In The Mix: of Sultans, Spooks & Sarin

The Sultan’s Sleaze Circus

Primary Responsible NATO Intelligence Chiefs:

^ John Brennan CIA

^ Mike Pompeo CIA

^ Bernard Bajolet DGSE

^ Gerhard Schindler BND

^ Bruno Kahl BND

^ Alex Younger MI6

^ Hakan Fidan MIT

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“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you” –Chuck Schumer

The good, the bad and the ugly relating to Trump, his advisors, and events surrounding him. There isn’t much good except for the dubious possibility Trump will have caused incredibly corrupted system to implode. The amazing part of this whole business is, those opposed to Trump, who is neither clean nor high-minded, are in their turn behaving in manner so underhanded, by comparison, history could make Trump out to be a saint. What a f**ked up world we live in –

Deep State Reprise Special Counsel Mueller’s FBI subversion

The Coup Progresses President Pence will be bad news

Comey’s Letter what he could have written

On Trump Firing Comey circus maximus

It’s The Sauce on pedophilia in politics

Steve ‘rosie’ O’Bannon a ‘Team Trump’ sexuality satire

Odds-Makers, CIA & Treason ‘the coup’

English Philos & Meryl Streep on cultural hypocrisy

The Cell on cliques vying for power around Trump

Ciao Chao taking money from an Iranian cult

Trump’s Ban: The CIA Shit Hits The Fan

Incompetent Espionage & WikiLeaks Craig Murray’s screw-up

Trump’s DNI – A Dire Wolf for Jesus

Agent Assange a bad aroma surrounding WikiLeaks

A Satan Sandwich Glen Ford’s refreshing candor

Friedman & the ‘Narrative’ on Trump’s Israel ambassador pick

Liar, Liar, With Pants On Fire on US corporate media

Rick Perry To Run Trump’s Department of Cocaine

Mike Flynn & Turkish Silver

A Most Unlikely Story (or Soros Chickens Come Home to Roost)

Vice, CIA & I.R. Baboon failed CIA election meddling

If ‘The Donald’ Were a Real…  on corruption

The Coe Cult & ‘The Donald’ Election Scam

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This post makes a case Dennis Kucinich knew exactly what he was talking about when he stated:

“An effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the USA and Russia … there are people trying to separate the USA and Russia so this military-industrial intel [ligence] axis can cash in … There’s a game going on inside the intelligence community where there are those who want to separate the U.S. from Russia in a way that would reignite the Cold War”

In other words, a hostile relationship with Russia is good for business when you’re invested in Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, Ratheon, DuPont, Booz-Allen, Dow Chemical, Northrup Grumman et-cetera-ad-nausea.

Very few in the larger intelligence community are betting against the CIA in its present & ongoing, treasonous, war with a sitting President of the United States. Ostensibly, a case is being built against Trump, with CIA employing professional, carefully tailored, false flag information operations widespread in media, advancing the notion Trump and his administration cannot be trusted to possess sensitive intelligence without leaking this information to the Russians. What had begun as a clandestine services mutiny of Clinton aligned CIA efforts to derail Trump attaining the presidency, badly mishandled, is grown and spread.

What in actuality is going on now, is a concerted attack on the president by an intelligence community with a decades history of having its way in all things, to include a President of the United States in a deferential role, one could even make a case of compliant to subservience. This begins with if the CIA says something is so, such as Trump’s team is a danger to our national security, it must be the case; the CIA now joined in its mutiny by growing elements in the larger National Security estate, inclusive of those many corporate board personalities integrated to this estate, in growing consensus the ‘intelligence authority’ is not to be challenged:

Exhibit one:

“Over the last 15 years, thousands of former high-ranking intelligence officials and operatives have left their government posts and taken up senior positions at military contractors, consultancies, law firms, and private-equity firms. In their new jobs, they replicate what they did in government—often for the same agencies they left. But this time, their mission is strictly for-profit”

Exhibit two:

“From 2004 through 2008, 80 percent of retiring three- and four-star officers went to work as consultants or defense executives, according to the Globe analysis. That compares with less than 50 percent who followed that path a decade earlier, from 1994 to 1998.

“In some years, the move from general staff to industry is a virtual clean sweep. Thirty-four out of 39 three- and four-star generals and admirals who retired in 2007 are now working in defense roles — nearly 90 percent.

“And in many cases there is nothing subtle about what the generals have to sell — Martin’s firm is called The Four Star Group, for example. The revolving-door culture of Capitol Hill — where former lawmakers and staffers commonly market their insider knowledge to lobbying firms — is now pervasive at the senior rungs of the military leadership”

The pecuniary interest is plain as day; Trump has challenged both the defense industry and the intelligence community. The defense industry on the price of the F35 multi-role jet fighter and Trump has called out the intelligence community on its accusations of friendliness towards, and too cozy a relationship with, the Russians. This, following on the ‘Russians hacked the elections’ total nonsense coming from our CIA in deliberate effort by the agency to undermine Trump. But now, the word appears to be out to the former intelligence officers who’re in private intelligence contracting, to join in these propaganda efforts to protect the status quo:

Exhibit three:

“In a recent column, I explained how the still-forming Trump administration is already doing serious harm to America’s longstanding global intelligence partnerships. In particular, fears that the White House is too friendly to Moscow are causing close allies to curtail some of their espionage relationships with Washington—a development with grave implications for international security, particularly in the all-important realm of counterterrorism.

“Now those concerns are causing problems much closer to home—in fact, inside the Beltway itself. Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administration—not only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin, there are nagging questions about basic competence regarding Team Trump—that it is beginning to withhold intelligence from a White House which our spies do not trust”

Going to this immediate preceding, the intelligence community’s reach and leverage over the pecuniary self-interest of corporations is quite wide; exceeding the near total leverage intelligence agencies have over media in identical circumstance – and beyond private intelligence contractors staffed by agency veterans- where if you don’t toe the agency line, your bread and butter lifeline can be shut off with denial to access:

Exhibit four:

“Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said.

“These programs, whose participants are known as trusted partners, extend far beyond what was revealed by Edward Snowden, a computer technician who did work for the National Security Agency”

And then, you have intelligence websites have to choose sides and push the CIA’s neo-con agenda to let the agency know you are on board & willing to play ‘team’ ball:

Exhibit five:

“Discord and disharmony are not novel concepts in American political life. But the current situation is anything but conventional. It is not normal for the president to summarily fire the chief legal counsel to the US government —acting or not. Nor is it normal for his national security advisor, a man who is privy to the most sensitive secrets of the US government, to be the subject of a counterintelligence investigation, and for one of his senior aides to be denied a security clearance by the CIA. It is unprecedented for a US president to question the usefulness of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization while seemingly consenting to Russia’s annexation of an important American ally —namely Ukraine. It is equally remarkable to watch conservative governments in Western Europe warn against US policies and even refuse to have Mr. Trump address their parliaments. We are witnessing unparalleled developments of inconceivable magnitude, with implications that may well shape the future of America and its place in the world” [bold added, RTW]

Talk about piling the s**t on with a steam shovel named the great sycophant, the ‘Russia annexed Ukraine’ part is beyond political fellatio. Insofar as Ukraine, Kosovo was a weaker example but set a precedent. When the current Ukrainian regime came to power in what the head of STRATFOR had called “the most blatant coup in history” (correctly noted to have been directed by the Americans), Russia acted in its own strategic interest but also with a stronger argument than Kosovo’s enforced split from Serbia by NATO. Crimea had been Russia for 200 years prior to 1954 and its administrative transfer to Ukraine. It’s populace (as cited by the Russians’ in international law) were possessed of the ‘right of self determination’ and there was a referendum held every party to the controversy knew would favor Crimea returning to Russia. As for the Donbass region (southeast of Ukraine), the majority ethnic Russians want nothing to do with the coup government in Kiev. That shouldn’t surprise anyone as it was the leadership aligned with Russia was tossed in the coup. Insofar as corruption, both administrations were/are notorious. The only net gain was heightened tensions with Russia, good for the military-industrial business bottom line.

The western bloc suffers ineptitude and has show poor leadership & decision taking and much of the west’s problems with Russia have been of their own making; not least reneging on George H.W. Bush’s verbal (vital from the Russian view) promise NOT to move NATO’s borders east with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The more NATO moves in ways that can be interpreted as boxing in Russia, the more assertive Russia will become, this is so deeply ingrained in human nature, it’s close to a law of physics. The one-sided perception of this from western view was briefly illuminated by AP reporter Matt Lee when he challenged the Department of State’s John Kirby with ‘You’re moving NATO’s borders to the borders of Russia and claiming Russia is threatening NATO’s borders because Russia has Russian military in Russia.’

Just now Russia has real leadership (whether one admires Putin or not) where the NATO nations have inept-corrupt politicians (for example one need look no farther than the current French campaign) and recently a great American buffoon (you’re fired!) surrounded by competing interests has risen the top, almost all of which said interests are opposed to Trump as a threat to those very interests. Speaking of ‘you’re  fired!’ … where is CIA Director Mike Pompeo when it is he should be firing everyone at CIA refusing to cooperate with the new president? Why hasn’t Pompeo stopped the agency in its tracks with the attacks on Trump? Is Pompeo sitting on his hands while looking forward to ‘business as usual’ under a soon to be President Pence?

Trump’s election actually does threaten the balance worked out between special interests in DC, which in turn threatens to upend the entirety of the system’s function for the fact of the system had become so deaf to the desires and needs of its citizens which, predictably over the long haul, delivered us someone, anyone, that wasn’t the perceived as bought mainstream or DC insider. That’s how we got Trump.

Odds are, when the dust settles with Trump’s almost certain removal, via a treasonous CIA instigated coup, a new storm will kick up because the root cause will not have been addressed; political apparatus out of touch with the realities and demands of its’ citizenry, including many of the conservative voters who will reject Pence for the very reasons they chose Trump over the several losing competitors in the Republican primaries.

The USA is in deep trouble, both at home and abroad. The old status quo didn’t know how to, or what is worse, didn’t care to repair our national circumstance. Everyone owes too much to special interests for the places they sit at the apex of power. They had to buy their way in and finally the voters delivered them a joker. When the joker is bounced out the door, there will be no returning to business as usual, there is too much anger and too many divisions … and the system is become corrupted to point it is designed to cull any leadership that isn’t beholden to a class that has separated itself from the ordinary. The beginning of the end of empire, as it were. I expect things will get worse before they get better and in fact circumstance may never get better.

This last is because Pence himself represents an apocalyptic religious entity opposed to rule of law based in constitutional order. Ready for literal Armageddon? How does one prepare for that?

Update: Within hours of my posting this assessment, CIA Director Mike Pompeo has stated:

“The CIA does not, has not, and will never hide intelligence from the president, period. We are not aware of any instance when that has occurred”

Now, this is either disingenuous or flat out wrong. How is that? Where is Pompeo on the CIA demonstrated to be pushing a ‘the Russians hacked the election’ psychological operation and feeding this lie to the public?

Exhibit six:

“A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the Republican candidate’s victory, the Washington Post reported, citing officials briefed on the matter”

Exhibit seven:

[former UK ambassador Craig] Murray said: “I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things”

Complicit in the treason? Now, the question Mike Pompeo has not addressed: Has the CIA informed Trump of the particulars concerning the CIA false-flag information operation directed at undermining Trump, blamed in media on the Russians? Certainly not. In which case the CIA actually HAS with-held critical intelligence from the president. Mike Pompeo just lied about information sharing with the president on a critical count. How can we expect anything coming out of Pompeo’s mouth is on the up & up, following on this? We can’t.

What Pompeo doesn’t know, won’t hurt him. In the alternative scenario, CIA Director Pompeo himself is kept in the dark on the issue by the CIA. How can we expect anything coming out of Pompeo’s mouth is on the up & up, following on this? We can’t.

In this second, immediately preceding possibility, CIA Director Mike Pompeo is demonstrated to be dumber than a box of rocks; for the reasons he did not independently discover, on an issue critical to Trump, what is easily available in open source: A former, entirely credible, UK ambassador, Craig Murray, stating the CIA’s ‘Russian hack’ was in actuality a leak from a DNC insider, from a source Murray attests he had personally met (going to the assassination of Seth Rich, see the link ‘Incompetent Espionage & WikiLeaks’, below.)

Any director of CIA that didn’t independently check into an ongoing story attacking his boss, a story of Russian interference in a report acknowledged to have been produced by a CIA agency famous (inside the intelligence community) for its psychological and false-flag information operations, would have to be either complicit in the treason or so incompetent as to be unfit to hold the office.

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“guest” remarking in the comments at jameslafond.com, where a version of this article is posted as ‘the coup’ states:

Here is how William Binney, a former intelligence official turned whistle-blower puts it:

“We were coming into conflict with what I refer to as ‘feasting’ by the corporations that were leeches on the side of NSA and other agencies of the government, the ‘military industrial happiness management complex’. They were keeping each other happy: officials would retire from government, go to work for those corporations, the corporations would send people in to manage the programs, they’d get the contracts back and they’d feed some more.

“It’s a circle, it just keeps going round. The entire leadership at NSA was focused this way and they wanted no creativity, no innovation, no problem solved, “keep the problem going so the money keeps flowing” that was their vision statement, I just didn’t realize it.

“They didn’t want success, because that means you solved the problem, which they need to ask for more money to feed the corporations”

Trump is throwing a wrench into this symbiosis, so he better buckle up!

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Trump’s Ban: The CIA Shit Hits The Fan

Incompetent Espionage & WikiLeaks Craig Murray’s screw-up

Trump’s DNI – A Dire Wolf for Jesus

Agent Assange a bad aroma surrounding WikiLeaks

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Glen Ford’s Locating Fascism on the Home Map at Black Agenda Report is well worth a read. Trump pandering to racism and Jim Crow in the under-educated and overly propagandized White blue collar class is as clear as his choice for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, whose long record of White supremacy is undeniable. After the nominally Black Obama had led America’s Black community down a fantasy lane that led to nowhere (except continuing disempowerment), now it is the White pied piper’s turn to enchant. As the ‘white right’ celebrates their hero assuming the presidency, the stark reality is, the White blue collar class is a new class of ‘black’ where under-privilege is being locked in. The stupidity of the propagandized American people, regardless of race, is priceless.

For Uncle Sam
White makes the man
As easily as trailer trash
Crushes a beer can -RTW

Indeed, taking a cue from Ford’s article, the USA’s larger populace is the meat filling for America’s psychopathic leaderships’ home cooked Satan sandwich. I expect Trump’s advisor-cretins are grateful Joe Bageant is dead. Unlike the Black Agenda Report speaking truth to America’s Black community, there is no honest voice (I am aware of) in the White, blue collar class dedicated solely to speaking truth to its’ own. What a pity the the White, blue collar working class prejudices will preclude any real understanding of the honest information presented here:

 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

In decadence and decline, the U.S. has produced two strong strains of fascism that now vie for supremacy. The First Black President, now outgoing, represents the “cosmopolitan, global obsessed” variety of fascist. Donald Trump hails from an older fascist strain, “crude and petty, too ugly for global prime time.” At this stage in history, the two corporate parties seem incapable of producing anything other than fascists of one kind or the other.

Locating Fascism on the Home Map

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The merciless downsizing of the American worker is a central element of Obama’s legacy.”

Barack Obama was a savior – of a drowning ruling class. Under his administration, Wall Street rose from near-death to new heights of speculative frenzy, awash in capital brutally extracted from the vanishing assets and past and future earnings of the vast majority of the population, or gifted in the form of trillions in free money at corporate-only Federal Reserve windows. The Big Casino, reduced to a rubble of its own contradictions in 2008, ushered in the New Year just shy of the once-fantastical 20,000 mark. Analysts credited Donald Trump’s victory for the bankers’ bacchanal, but it was Obama who made the party possible by overseeing the restructuring of the U.S. economy to accommodate and encourage the hyper-consolidation of capital — another way to describe the deliberate deepening of economic (and political) inequality. Having accomplished the mission assigned him by Wall Street in return for record-breaking contributions to his first campaign, Obama is said to be angling for a hot-money squat in Silicon Valley, the super-rich sector that was most supportive of his presidency.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is melting quicker than the Wicked Witch of the West, principally due to the failure of traditionally Democratic working (and out of work) people of all races to turn out on November 8 — a perfectly understandable response to a party and a system that offers them absolutely nothing but grief, in ever quickening increments. The merciless downsizing of the American worker is a central element of Obama’s legacy. Real wages had been frozen or declining for decades. However, economic restructuring in the Age of Obama demanded that millions of workers be crushed all the way through the floor to a lower level of hell: temporary, contract, not-really-a-job, part-time “gig” employment. If the 1930s squatter shanty-towns called “Hoovervilles” were testaments to President Herbert Hoover’s economic policies, then the maddeningly precarious, no guaranteed hours, no benefits, zero job security, fraction of a shift, arbitrarily scheduled employment of today should be called ObamaJobs. A new study by economists at Princeton and Harvard universities shows that an astounding 94 percent of the 10 million jobs created during the First Black President’s two terms in office were ObamaJobs. This sub-sector of employment increased by almost half under Obama, from 10.7% of the working population to 15.8%.

The structural lowering of the employment floor to a precariat sub-basement makes all workers more insecure and less able to bargain with the bosses.”

According to the study, one million fewer people are working under any kind of formal employment than before the Great Recession. The researchers also calculate that Obama’s claim of creating 15 million new jobs is off by 5 million.

Low income workers, especially females, were hurt worst under the ObamaJobs regime. But, the structural lowering of the employment floor to a precariat sub-basement makes all workers more insecure and less able to bargain with the bosses — which is precisely what the new employment order is designed to do, and what Barack Obama intended. The President’s apologists claim Republican obstructionists prevented Obama from acting on his alleged progressive instincts. However, as frequent BAR contributor Pascal Robert points out, Obama “expended no political capital to push a jobs agenda at any time in his presidency.”

Republicans did not force Obama off his stride, causing him to stumble and lose his bearings on the way to a progressive agenda. From the very beginning, this consummate corporate politician had a grand social/economic strategy, beyond the overarching mission of resurrecting the Gilded Age of finance capital.

First, he would insulate the pharmaceutical and insurance industries from the threat of single payer, the world standard of health care that has been favored by 60-plus percent of Americans for at least the past three decades. Once those corporate interests were made safe — possibly for a generation — Obama immediately began attempting to forge a Grand Bargain with the Republicans to establish a bipartisan austerity regime. Core labor issues, including the “card check” bill that would have allowed unions to reverse their membership death spiral, were nowhere on his agenda.

“Obama’s assault on FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s War on Poverty seemed to come from out of the blue.”

Obama declared war on social spending before even taking the oath of office. In early January, 2009, he informed the editorial boards of the New York Times and the Washington Post that all “entitlements” would be “on the table” for cutting under his presidency, including Medicare and Social Security. Obama’s assault on FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s War on Poverty seemed to come from out of the blue; the battered Republicans were in no position to pressure anybody, and remembered how badly George Bush had been burned when he attempted to privatize Social Security, in his first term.

Obama seemed positively relieved when the GOP took control of the House, in 2010; he needed a stronger Republican Party on Capitol Hill to make his planned Grand Bargain look like a compromise, so that he would appear like a statesman practicing the politics of bipartisan give and take. But the GOP, the “White Man’s Party” whose organizing principle is race, could not bring itself to seal the deal, even after Obama offered a package of spending cuts approximating the Republicans’ own demands: about $4 trillion. Instead, Democrat-GOP relations calcified into gridlock. Thus, the nation was saved from Obama’s Grand Bargain, which Kansas City Black Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, then chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, called a “Satan Sandwich.”

Obama has not offered a comprehensive economic plan of any kind since the collapse of his courtship with the GOP, which was too mean, narrow and racist to accept his eagerly offered surrender.

“Barack Obama dared to push through Congress a bill authorizing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the military, without trial or charge.”

One does not embark on a campaign to lower wages and savage the social safety net without simultaneously buttressing the national security state. In addition to the exponential expansion of the U.S. domestic and global surveillance regime inherited from George Bush, Barack Obama dared to push through Congress a bill authorizing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the military, without trial or charge. The 2011 New Years Eve insert to the National Defense Authorization Act (NNDA) effectively demolished the principle of due process of law in the United States. Although George Bush claimed the same authority, as inherent in the powers of the commander-in-chief, he never attempted to pass legislation to that effect, knowing that Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill would fight him, tooth and nail. But, Obama’s bill sailed through both chambers of Congress.

When Donald Trump moves into the White House on January 20, he will be empowered to imprison whomever he chooses, without recourse to law as we know it, thanks to Barack Obama. Who, then, is the “fascist”?

President Obama’s greatest foreign policy challenge was to put the United States back on the global military offensive, following George Bush’s humiliation in Iraq. This required a new doctrine, to replace Bush’s discredited crusade to “spread democracy.” On March 17, 2011, Obama loosed his “humanitarian” military intervention doctrine on Libya, effectively negating centuries of international law and custom. As interpreted by Obama, national sovereignty and the inviolability of borders means nothing if the superpower, standing in for the planet, deems a government to be a threat to its own people — even if crimes against humanity have not yet occurred. Absent the principle of sovereignty, international law ceases to exist.

Obama’s methodical nullification of international law is, itself, the gravest aggression and crime against peace. The U.S. and its NATO and Gulf Arab allies deployed massive air power and foreign and Libyan jihadists to destroy the Libyan state and its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, butchered thousands of his supporters, and ethnically cleansed Black Africans from much of the country.

“Obama’s methodical nullification of international law is, itself, the gravest aggression and crime against peace.”

On a roll, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton moved thousands of jihadists to Syria, whose largest city, Aleppo, was captured by sectarian terrorists in 2012. From the moment Obama became the protector-in-chief of jihadists in Libya and Syria, virtually all the “news” about the wars in the region has been fake, false, lies. The now indisputable fact that the U.S. has, variously, armed, financed, shielded, transported, trained, directed and otherwise nurtured Islamic jihadists, including al-Qaida, is the truth that cannot be spoken on corporate media. If widely understood and internalized by the public, such a truth would shatter U.S. ruling structures. Therefore, it must be suppressed at all costs.

The sick superpower fends off the smell of death with a daily diet of lies: mainly about Russia and China and other states that refuse to buckle under to U.S. imperialism. The U.S. rulers’ biggest secret — the one that requires many layers of lies to conceal — is that the Lords of Capital see their demise as imminent and inevitable unless they somehow alter the general scope and direction of global economic development. The U.S. share of the world economy is inexorably shrinking — which means, the only way the U.S. can sustain its superpower status is through lawless force of arms abroad, and a crackdown on dissent (truth-telling, or just being Black) at home.

If you are searching for the real meaning of fascism in the superpower under late stage capitalism, you will find it in the nexus between the presidencies of Obama and Trump. Donald Trump’s fascism is the vintage kind that held sway for 70 or 80 years in Dixie under Jim Crow. Still stuck in apartheid, it seems inflexible, crude and petty, too ugly for global prime time. In some ways, this kind of fascist’s ambitions have shrunk to U.S. territorial size, or less.

Obama’s fascism — of the same brand as the Clintons’ — is global-obsessed, because it needs to feed on the whole planet to survive. It’s a cosmopolitan, world-stealing Dracula, that cannot imagine life on Earth without itself in charge. It no longer indulges heavily in ideological justifications for its predations; whatever detracts from its hegemony is the enemy. Increasingly, it is engaged in a War Against All.  Most recently, it simultaneously attacked both Russia and Donald Trump’s apartheid branch of fascists.

One fascist is fond of race war. The other isn’t so picky.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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So, ‘the donald’ has selected Rick Perry to run the United States Department of Cocaine, er, Energy. But you get lots of energy from cocaine, right? Wouldn’t putting Perry, who quashed a major break by investigators digging into drug cartel corruption in the USA, in charge of ‘energy’ make perfect sense? Here follows is the verbatim story from the El Paso Times in September, 2011, taken down from the paper’s website but preserved elsewhere:

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By Diana Washington Valdez
El Paso Times

Two former law enforcement officers allege that they cannot get anyone to investigate allegations that the Mexican drug cartels have corrupted U.S. law officers and politicians in the El Paso border region.

Greg Gonzales, a retired Doña Ana County sheriff’s deputy, and Wesley Dutton, a rancher and former New Mexico state livestock investigator, said that instead of arrests and prosecutions of suspects, their whistle-blowing activities have resulted only in threats and retaliation against themselves.

“I lost my job for a security company at the federal courthouse in Las Cruces because I would not keep my mouth shut, and someone threatened me by holding a knife to my throat,” Gonzales said.

Dutton, a rancher in Southern New Mexico, said an election official stopped by his ranch to ask him what was it going to take for him to retract his allegations concerning the official.

Confidential sources

Both men were confidential sources for the FBI in El Paso and assisted with investigations over an 18-month period.

Gonzales and Dutton allege that the FBI dropped them after “big names” on the U.S. side of the border began to surface in the drug investigations.

FBI Special Agent Michael Martinez said that the FBI cannot comment on its former or current relationships with confidential sources.

Dutton said an FBI official who used to be in El Paso sent a memo to other law enforcement agencies in the area to dissuade them from talking to him and Gonzales or having anything to do with them.

Gonzales and Dutton said both or either one of them helped with federal investigations that were successful, including the arrest of Special FBI Agent John Shipley. Shipley was convicted of weapons-related charges after a weapon he sold someone turned up in Chihuahua state at a scene where a firefight took place between Mexican soldiers and drug traffickers.

However, they said, they are concerned that other serious allegations have not found their way to court.

Hit on agent

“One of the street gangs that works for the Juárez cartel put a hit out on FBI Special Agent Samantha Mikeska, and I told the FBI as soon as I heard about it,” Dutton said. “We also had information on campaign fundraisers and parties in La Union that the cartel held for officials from New Mexico and El Paso. A lot of important people were at those parties, such as bankers, judges, and law enforcement officers.”

Mikeska is a high-profile agent whose investigations of the Barrio Azteca gang led to prosecutions of gang leaders. The gang, which has members in West Texas and New Mexico, is linked to the Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel.

Gonzales said a U.S. law enforcement officer was suspected of selling to a street gang with Juárez drug cartel ties a list of U.S. Marshals that included their telephone numbers.

“With their number, the gang was able to ‘clone’ the agents’ cell phones and intercept their calls,” Gonzales said. “That way, they would know when one of the agents was trying to serve an arrest warrant against one of their members.”

Dutton and Gonzales said small aircraft regularly drop drug loads on ranches or other properties along the U.S.-Mexico border, and that some U.S. law officers escort the loads to the next stop.

The two whistle-blowers said that drug cartels have managed to obtain computer access codes to U.S. surveillance systems that let them see where and when Border Patrol agents are monitoring the border.

They also alleged that drug cartels have given big donations to politicians, which are unreported, to influence appointments of key law enforcement officers.

Some of these allegations were contained in a letter that Dutton provided to Gov. Rick Perry, who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for president in the 2012 election.

“Our office received the letter and referred it to the appropriate agency, which was the Department of Public Safety,” Josh Havens, a spokesman for the Texas governor’s office, said last Friday.

Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and a former FBI agent from El Paso, said last Friday that he was interested in talking to Dutton. Then, about a half-hour later, McCraw said that Dutton had no credibility.

‘Nothing there’

“We looked into it and there was nothing there,” McCraw said.

Dutton said in response, “How can they say there was nothing when they didn’t even look at what I have?”

Dutton said he has videos, telephone records, and other documents gathered over the 18 months he worked with the FBI.

“The DPS never asked to see any of it,” Dutton said.

During his work with the FBI, Dutton said the FBI asked him to accept drug shipments from Mexico through his ranching company.

“The drugs were concealed in horse saddles, and we started getting a lot of them,” Dutton said. “But the FBI kept putting me off when I asked for the money to pay the cartels for the drugs. I had to use my own funds. The FBI still owes me thousands of dollars for these out-of-pocket expenses.

“I asked the FBI for help when I started getting threats, but the only thing that happened is that everyone starting running for cover to protect their careers,” Dutton said. “One of the FBI agents said politics got in the way, and that they had to close out the investigation and end their relationship with me.”

As a state livestock investigator, Dutton made arrests like any other law enforcement officer, collaborated with sheriffs’ offices, seized drugs and investigated thefts. He also developed intelligence that drug cartels used cross-border cattle shipments to transport drugs across the border at Santa Teresa.

Zetas cartel

Dutton said other informants told him that the Zetas drug cartel has a high-level member in Las Cruces whose wife holds a non-law enforcement job in the DEA’s office.

The whistle-blowers also alleged that the corruption they’ve encountered includes a prominent doctor in El Paso who provides prescriptions for drugs to people who need to pass lie-detector tests.

“The FBI was provided with all this information, and I guess that’s why they’re now saying that we’re crazy,” Dutton said.

Dutton and Gonzales said their frustration over the lack of investigations has compelled them to turn to U.S. lawmakers and to Judicial Watch for help.

Judicial Watch is a conservative, nonpartisan educational foundation in Washington, D.C., which promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

The organization publishes a list each year of the “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” of both major political parties.

Chris Ferrell, Judicial Watch research director, confirmed that Dutton has been in contact with his office.

“These are very serious allegations that should be investigated by law enforcement,” Ferrell said. “There are too many details and specifics to just ignore them. The threats against them (Dutton and Gonzales) also should be investigated.”

@ http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/09/whistle-blowers-allege-corruption.html

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