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Offline Aerioch

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Ever wonder why Pat Tillman's death was covered up to the point that his fellow rangers even burned Pat's personal journals?

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Controversy surrounding Tillman's death

A report described in The Washington Post on May 4, 2005, (prepared upon the request of Tillman's family) by Brig. Gen. Gary M. Jones revealed that in the days immediately following Tillman's death, U.S. Army investigators were aware that Tillman was killed by friendly fire, shot three times to the head.[9] Jones reported that senior Army commanders, including Gen. John Abizaid, knew of this fact within days of the shooting but nevertheless approved the awarding of the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and a posthumous promotion.

Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal approved the Silver Star citation on April 28, 2004, which gave a detailed account of Tillman's death including the phrase "in the line of devastating enemy fire", but the next day he sent a P4 memo warning senior government members that Tillman might actually have been killed by friendly fire.[10] Top commanders within the U.S. Central Command, including former Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) General John Abizaid, should have been notified by the P4 memo,[11] which described Tillman's "highly possible" fratricide, four days before Tillman's nationally televised memorial service during which he was lauded as a war hero for dying while engaging the enemy.[12][13]

Jones reported that members of Tillman's unit burned his body armor and uniform in an apparent attempt to hide the fact that he was killed by friendly fire.[14] Perhaps most tragically, his notebook, in which, according to author Jon Krakauer, Tillman had recorded some of his thoughts on Afghanistan, was also burned, a blatant violation of protocol.[15] Several soldiers were subsequently punished for their actions by being removed from the United States Army Rangers.[14] Jones believed that Tillman should retain his medals and promotion, since, according to Jones, he intended to engage the enemy and, in Jones's opinion, behaved heroically.[14]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Tillman

The elite, of the elite were inserted into Afghanistan at the very start of "The War on Terror".  The man who was in charge of the intentional cover-up of Pat Tillman's murder is now in charge of the entire Afghanistan campaign. Soldiers just don't burn a leader's personal items when he dies. There was a reason.

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General Stanley A. McChrystal, USA (born August 14, 1954)[1] is the current Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A).[2] He previously served as Director, Joint Staff from August 2008 to June 2009 and as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but also criticized for his role in the cover-up of the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident.[3] and his actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.[4]
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Was Tillman murdered when he learned the truth about the U.S. Backed Naro-State of Afghanistan? What else could get a Former NFL quaterback 3 bullets to the head, his personal journal burned, and also motivate a theater General to begin a national cover-up that included full on media blitzkreg of damage control propaganda?

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FROM FLATBUSH TO THE STREETS OF KANDAHAR
Tuesday, 17. November 2009 by Joe Lauria

U.S. backed-drug gangs fight Taliban’s traffickers in endless turf battle


The White House says it’s also trying to eradicate the source of 92 percent of the world’s opium that fuels organized crime and enslaves 15 million addicts around the world. But opium production continues to increase and provides most funding for the religious Taliban. According to a new U.N. report, the Taliban derive as much as $160 million a year through imposition of an ushr tithe on opium production and trade.

We are already a narco-state,” Mohammad Nader Nadery of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission told the Christian Science Monitor. “If the governors in many parts of the country are involved in the drug trade, if a minister is directly or indirectly getting benefits from drug trade, and if a chief of police gets money from drug traffickers, then how else do you define a narco-state?” Abdul Karim Brahowie, Afghanistan’s minister of tribal and frontier affairs, told the paper “the government has become so full of drug smugglers that cabinet meetings have become a farce.”8  After Malalai Joya, a Member of Parliament, denounced drug traffickers and warlords in government, she escaped several attempts on her life.

The U.S. supports this drug-lord government with massive amounts of aid. Washington spends huge sums more fighting the drug-lord-supported Taliban. In August, the Pentagon put 50 Taliban-tied drug traffickers on a list to be captured or killed. But it singled out none tied to the government.

The war in Afghanistan is a large-scale Brooklyn turf battle among petty drug gangs.  It is our drug lords against theirs: a battle for control of a $65 billion a year illegal industry.

Is this a temporary arrangement to defeat the Taliban after which the U.S. would then turn against its own drug lords?
That hardly seems likely given that a military defeat of the Taliban would require as many as 800,000 U.S. troops, according to the U.S. Army’s new field manual on counter-insurgency.  In fact there has been a direct correlation between the growth of NATO forces and the growth of the Taliban, spurring the argument that a reduction of the one will lead to the reduction of the other.

In some past cases, the C.I.A. used laundered drug money to finance operations. A Congressional investigation could determine whether that is still happening. Former C.I.A. director George Tenet complained at the beginning of the war that the agency’s efforts were being underfunded9.  Where did those bags of cash given out to warlords come from?

At the very least, the C.I.A. is supplying arms and money to keep the Afghan drug trade going. It is supporting the Kandahar Strike Force, which pays rent to Karzai’s brother. I asked a senior U.N. official familiar with the U.N.’s anti-drug policies whether he thought the C.I.A. was profiting from the Afghan drug trade. “You have good instincts, follow your guts,” he told me.

Officials are either in denial, or want to hide from the taxpayers their unwitting generous support of misogynistic drug gangs to fight the Taliban. I asked a senior U.S. official at the U.N. about the payments to Karzai’s brother. She told me she knew nothing about it.

I then asked U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a press conference. He wouldn’t comment on Wali Karzai, but said, “I have been repeatedly urging, whenever I had an opportunity of meeting President Karzai in the past, that he must make sure to eradicate these corrupt practices, including opium cultivation and opium trafficking. … Unless he addresses these corrupt practices prevalent in Afghanistan, it will not be possible to expect to have credible governance.”

It’s no wonder President Obama is taking so long.  There is no solution: only bad short-term outcomes, some worse than others.
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Ever wonder why Pat Tillman's death was covered up to the point that his fellow rangers even burned Pat's personal journals?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Tillman

The elite, of the elite were inserted into Afghanistan at the very start of "The War on Terror".  The man who was in charge of the intentional cover-up of Pat Tillman's murder is now in charge of the entire Afghanistan campaign. Soldiers just don't burn a leader's personal items when he dies. There was a reason.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_McChrystal

Was Tillman murdered when he learned the truth about the U.S. Backed Naro-State of Afghanistan? What else could get a Former NFL quaterback 3 bullets to the head, his personal journal burned, and also motivate a theater General to begin a national cover-up that included full on media blitzkreg of damage control propaganda?
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Pat was going to blow the whistle on what he saw over there and MILLIONS of people would have listened to him. Simple as that. Pat was a decent man who THOUGHT he was serving his country but quickly saw through the bullshit of it all. US soldiers have committed atrocities over there and he was going to out them for it.

Imagine the damage he would have done if he came back and said we murdered innocent people over there and the troops enjoyed it. I have no doubt higher ups ordered his death.

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Pat was going to blow the whistle on what he saw over there and MILLIONS of people would have listened to him. Simple as that. Pat was a decent man who THOUGHT he was serving his country but quickly saw through the bullshit of it all. US soldiers have committed atrocities over there and he was going to out them for it.

Imagine the damage he would have done if he came back and said we murdered innocent people over there and the troops enjoyed it. I have no doubt higher ups ordered his death.

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Also think of the money they would lose if Pat Tillman exposed their drug trafficking?

He was definitely murdered.

My husband is a Captain in the Merchant Marines and his ship's name is the Pat Tillman, in honor of service to our country. When it first went out into the water the CEO of the company asked the Tillman's if they would like to come down and christen the ship and they declined.  My husband understood (he knows Pat Tillman was murdered), but was a little spooked by Mariner superstitions about not christening a boat so, he and his crew did.

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Mr. Tillman, RIP. A hero who deseverved much more than medals, truth,honor and conscince are their own tribute to this man.

DRUGS history repeats folks, winter soldiers, troopers guarding the opium supplys for the CIA spooks.
A friend of mine gave proof and testimony, Paul Withers-Green Beret on TDY in Laos for M.I. or the CIA, whats the difference.

Paul is among the missing, he has been for some years.

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Mr. Tillman, RIP. A hero who deseverved much more than medals, truth,honor and conscince are their own tribute to this man.

DRUGS history repeats folks, winter soldiers, troopers guarding the opium supplys for the CIA spooks.
A friend of mine gave proof and testimony, Paul Withers-Green Beret on TDY in Laos for M.I. or the CIA, whats the difference.

Paul is among the missing, he has been for some years.


RED COCAINE, a book by Joseph Douglass, talks about the drug smuggling in Southeast Asia during and after the Vietnam War.  It also speaks of how governments profit most from drug trade.  There is nothing new under the sun.


 
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Everywhere we get involved overseas becomes a drug operation. Central America, Vietnem, Laos, Afghanistan. History sure does repeat itself.
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GENOVESE VITO
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DiFonzo,L. St.Peter's Banker. 1983 (85)
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Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (178, 187-8, 251-5, 261-2)
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Kruger,H. The Great Heroin Coup. 1980 (15)
Kwitny,J. Endless Enemies. 1984 (332)
Kwitny,J. The Crimes of Patriots. 1987 (44)
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Nicaso,A. Lamothe,L. Global Mafia. 1995 (56)
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San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5A)
Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (190-1, 243)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (8, 176-7)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (56-7, 87, 90, 92, 94)
Stich,R. Drugging America: A Trojan Horse. 1999 (220)
Summers,A. Official and Confidential. 1993 (233)
Thomas,E. The Man to See. 1991 (187)
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Vankin,J. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Crimes. 1991 (160)
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ADONIS JOE
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Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (22 54)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (87)
ALO VINCENT (JIMMY BLUE EYES)
Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (167 218)
AMATO JOSEPH
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (252)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (66-72)
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (187 252)
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Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (161)
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Summers,A. Official and Confidential. 1993 (233)
BANISTER W GUY
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (255)
BARBARA JOSEPH M
Kwitny,J. Vicious Circles. 1979 (54)
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Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (86 88)
Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (243)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (160)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78)
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Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (217)
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Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (22)
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Piper,M.C. Final Judgment. 1993 (75)
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Piper,M.C. Final Judgment. 1993 (75)
Ragano,F. Raab,S. Mob Lawyer. 1994 (319-320)
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Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (48 138)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
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Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (190)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (177)
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Kwitny,J. Vicious Circles. 1979 (231-232)
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FISCHETTI CHARLIE
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
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Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1986-#12 (1)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (42 87-88 110 256)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (87 94)
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Lacey,R. Little Man. 1991 (240)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (88 256)
Ragano,F. Raab,S. Mob Lawyer. 1994 (30)
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (90 92 94)
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Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (54)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (177)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78-79)
Hepburn,J. Farewell America. 1968 (93)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (86)
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (160)
GIGANTE VINCENT (THE CHIN)
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (70)
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (251-252)
Thomas,E. The Man to See. 1991 (187)
HOFFA JIMMY (JAMES RIDDLE)
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (251)
Summers,A. Official and Confidential. 1993 (233)
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Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
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Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (87)
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Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (190-191)
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Hepburn,J. Farewell America. 1968 (93)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (110 138)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (83)
Lernoux,P. In Banks We Trust. 1984 (106)
Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1986-#12 (1)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (162)
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin in S.E. Asia. 1973 (54-55)
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (73-74)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (86-87 105)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (87)
LANZA JOSEPH (SOCKS)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (162)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (153)
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Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (56-57)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (160)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (67 124)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (48 88 110)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (26)
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (87)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (57 117)
DiFonzo,L. St.Peter's Banker. 1983 (85)
Kruger,H. The Great Heroin Coup. 1980 (15)
Kwitny,J. The Crimes of Patriots. 1987 (44)
Lernoux,P. In Banks We Trust. 1984 (106)
Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1986-#12 (1)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (162)
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (30 35 73)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (17 48 86 88)
Piper,M.C. Final Judgment. 1993 (75)
Ragano,F. Raab,S. Mob Lawyer. 1994 (319-320)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (190-191)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176-177)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (155)
Vankin,J. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Crimes. 1991 (160)
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MAJURI FRANK
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
MANGANO VINCENT
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (57-58)
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (187)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (26)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (92)
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Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (83)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (26)
Summers,A. Official and Confidential. 1993 (233)
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Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (22 54)
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Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
MORI CESARE
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (30)
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MUSSOLINI BENITO
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (30)
Nicaso,A. Lamothe,L. Global Mafia. 1995 (56)
NELLIS JOSEPH L
Kwitny,J. Endless Enemies. 1984 (332)
Kwitny,J. The Crimes of Patriots. 1987 (44)
NIXON RICHARD MILHOUS
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (105)
Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (191)
ORMENTO JOHN
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Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
PICA ELEANOR ERB
Kwitny,J. Vicious Circles. 1979 (231-232)
PICA VINCENT J
Kwitny,J. Vicious Circles. 1979 (231-232)
POLETTI CHARLES
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (35-36)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (8)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (57)
PRIZIOLA JOHN
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (42 105)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
PROFACI JOSEPH
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (67 71-72)
Lacey,R. Little Man. 1991 (240)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (86)
Ragano,F. Raab,S. Mob Lawyer. 1994 (30)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (160)
QUASARANO RAFFAELE (JIMMY Q)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (42)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
REBOZO CHARLES G (BEBE)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (162)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (105)
RICCOBONO JOSEPH
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78 82)
ROTHSTEIN ARNOLD (THE BRAIN)
Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (22)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16)
SAKWA PAUL
Kruger,H. The Great Heroin Coup. 1980 (15)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
SALERNO RALPH
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (87-88)
Ragano,F. Raab,S. Mob Lawyer. 1994 (320)
Sterling,C. Octopus. 1991 (94)
SCALISE FRANK
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (68-70)
SCALISH JOHN
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (160)
SIEGEL BENJAMIN (BUGSY)
Reid,E. Demaris,O. The Green Felt Jungle. 1964 (16 26)
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
SINATRA FRANK
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (187)
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
SIRAGUSA CHARLES
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (42 87 110 138)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176-177)
TERESA VINCENT (FAT VINNIE)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (256)
Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (243)
TRAFFICANTE SANTO JR
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (78)
Lacey,R. Little Man. 1991 (240)
Lernoux,P. In Banks We Trust. 1984 (106)
Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (166)
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin in S.E. Asia. 1973 (55)
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (74)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (8)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (160)
VALACHI JOSEPH M
Ashman,C. The CIA-Mafia Link. 1975 (60)
Davis,J. Mafia Dynasty. 1993 (67 70)
Hepburn,J. Farewell America. 1968 (93)
Kwitny,J. Vicious Circles. 1979 (54)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (138)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (155 161 171)
VITALE SALVATORE (DETROIT)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (42)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
VITALE VITO
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (88)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (176)
VIZZINI CALOGERO
McCoy,A. The Politics of Heroin. 1991 (35 37)
Nicaso,A. Lamothe,L. Global Mafia. 1995 (56)
Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (191)
Vankin,J. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Crimes. 1991 (160)
WHITE GEORGE HUNTER
Kruger,H. The Great Heroin Coup. 1980 (15)
Scott,P.D. Deep Politics. 1993 (177)
WINCHELL WALTER
San Antonio Express-News 1998-12-09 (5)
Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (155)
ZERILLI JOSEPH
Hepburn,J. Farewell America. 1968 (93)
Moldea,D. The Hoffa Wars. 1978 (86)
ZWILLMAN ABNER (LONGY)
Giancana,S.& C. Double Cross. 1992 (187)
Messick,H. Lansky. 1973 (22 217)
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THE OCTOPUS
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by David Guyatt November 12, 2001

It is one of those stories that even the wildest novelists can’t properly imagine.

A group of well placed government bureaucrats and politicians, plus numerous CIA spooks and military covert ops types shake hands with the Mafia and agree to do business on the QT. This involves shaking-down very wealthy figures, dealing guns on the black market, money laundering and trafficking drugs on a world-wide scale. Along the way they bleed the assets of numerous banks, bankrupting many of them in the process. They also involve themselves in Masonic secret societies and pull unseen strings deep inside the Vatican.

And, of course, they organize a few political assassinations, invoke some random murders and set alight the fuse on dozens of major bombing events - just to add zest and confusion.

Everything is done in the name of "anti-communism," and is conducted under the umbrella of "national security" -- a designation that is sure to stifle any irksome police investigation that could otherwise lead to arrest and imprisonment. It also ensures their now decades old "business enterprise" will continue to prosper without any kind of oversight.

Welcome then, to the national security ""untouchables"" - a group of shadowy puppet-masters who practice organized crime on a global scale in the name of freedom and democracy -- and who often possess marked Nazi sympathies.

Danny Casolaro, a freelance American journalist dubbed this group The Octopus. Casolaro was investigating them for their involvement in the October Surprise story, the theft of Inslaw Corporation’s smart software suite known as "PROMIS" and their connections to the Iran-Contra affair involving Lt. Col. Oliver North, as well as the collapse of BCCI, the global bank dubbed the Bank for Crooks & Criminals International.

According to Carol Marshall, an American writer, Casolaro told friends that he,

"had traced the Inslaw and related stories back to a dirty CIA ’Old Boy’ network that had begun working together in the 1950’s around Albanian covert operations."

Marshall adds that,

"these men had gotten into the illegal gun and drugs trade back then and had continued in that business ever since."

She adds that Casolaro was also investigating the Wackenhut Corporation -- a leading international security firm based in Indio, California. Wackenhut Corp., began life, according to its own promotional literature, back in 1954 when a handful of FBI Special Agents decided to set-up a specialist company providing investigative services to business and industry.

But Marshall and Casolaro may well have been a few years out in their reckoning on the founding of the Octopus. There is persuasive evidence that the roots of this group date back to the war or immediate post-war years. There was certainly an accommodation reached between the Mafia and the US military by the time of the US led invasion of Sicily.

In exchange for Mafia help for the Sicily landing, Mafia kingpin, Lucky Luciano, was released from prison in the US for exile in Italy.

But the relationship between the US military and intelligence community and senior members of organized crime was far more deep-seated. Lt. Colonel Lucien Conein, a high-ranking CIA officer stationed in Saigon before and during the Vietnam war, also belonged to the Corsican underworld, the Union Corse.

This crime clan was responsible for the so called "French Connection" heroin shipments from Southeast Asia to Marseilles and then on to the United States during the Vietnam War era. Conein was so well connected to leaders of the Corsican underworld that when he left Vietnam, he was presented with a gold medallion embossed with the Napoleonic eagle and the Corsican crest. The medallion is traditionally worn by Corsican crime bosses to signify their seniority.

Conein is believed by some to have been the inspiration for the principal character in William Herrernan’s best selling novel, The Corsican. Meanwhile, earlier in his career, Conein had been an OSS liaison officer with the French resistance during WWII.

Meanwhile, it is a sad fact that the narcotics industry has been lurking behind almost every major -- and most minor -- wars over the past five decades.

The war in Southeast Asia that encompassed Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand witnessed a vast explosion in Opium and Heroin trafficking -- with the connivance of the CIA. Much of this resulted from the decision to covertly arm, at a cost, local warlords to fight in the battle against communism. In order to be able to buy these weapons, local military commanders took control of and increased Opium production in their region. This was then exchanged for weapons and the Opium found its way to the US and Europe.

The guns for dope model that developed during the Vietnam war proved effective elsewhere, too. Similar structures were later developed in Afghanistan, El Salvador and even up to and including Kosovo -- where the NATO backed KLA trafficked heroin.

But the Octopus does not limit itself to just guns and drugs -- even though these two do generate spectacular profits. According to Carol Marshall, there is evidence of an old and deep involvement in chemical and biological (CB) weapons that may date back to WWII and the secret Japanese Unit 731 that developed CB weapons in Manchuria.

This connection also revealed, Marshall discovered, the Octopus connection to the Yakuza -- Japan’s notorious underworld -- in the form of Robert Booth Nichols.

Nichols repeatedly appears in Marshall’s manuscript because of his apparent relationship to organized crime syndicates and Mafia front organizations. Nichols, however, is also a member of the CIA, a fact he admitted on the witness stand during a 1993 trial for false arrest. Threatening to subpoena a list of highly placed government officers in his defense, the trial Judge, Thomas C. Murphy, ruled a mistrial.

Meanwhile, Nichols continued to maintain a very close association with Harold Okimoto, Nichols Godfather and member of the Board of Directors of First Intercontinental Development Corporation (FIDCO) -- a firm in which Nichols was a principle. Okimoto, meanwhile is alleged to have been a high ranking Japanese intelligence officer during WWII -- a post invariably given to senior members of the Yakuza.

One of the principal persons providing inside information to Carol Marshall was Michael Riconsciuto - a CIA scientific whiz kid imbued with marked intellectual abilities who ostensibly worked for the Wackenhut Corporation.

Riconsciuto, who had been close to Robert Booth Nichols for twenty years, visited a top secret facility with him. This was located at Alice Springs in Australia and housed, according to Riconosciuto a,

"city of sorts, containing sophisticated communications equipment, laboratory equipment and other items that he would not define."

 

This facility was "privately owned" Riconosciuto told Marshall, adding that what he had seen there "made him realise it was time to terminate his relationship with Robert Booth Nichols."

Riconosciuto refused to say what it was that caused his dismay during his Australian trip, but author Carol Marshall believed it had something to do with bio weapons that he’d worked on and which might have had a bearing on Gulf War Syndrome. This illness is said to have subterranean connections to HIV AIDS and is rumored to have resulted from the illegal field-testing on allied troops of an experimental AIDS vaccine during the Gulf war. Were a commercial company to have found and successfully tested an AIDS vaccine, the potential profits they could earn would be enormous.

Likewise, the development of a genetically modified killer disease possesses potential for profits also. During one of her last interviews with Riconosciuto, Carol Marshall pressed the CIA scientist to explain his involvement in developing a genetically engineered biological weapon during his time at Wackenhut.

Riconoscituo explained that he had worked on a "military concept where you can engineer these biological agents…….you see, a specific penetration group can be immunized, and everybody else dies."
 

Riconosciuto, meanwhile, was the first to claim years ago that a race specific biological weapon had been developed. At the time his claims received short shrift. We now know, however, that the Israeli’s have indeed been developing such a device as have the South Africans. Nor can the allegations of an HIV AIDS bio-weapon be written off as fantasy.
 

Dr. Wouter Bassoon - head of South Africa’s military covert weapons program -- who has been dubbed the "Doctor of Death" by the South African media, is said to have been involved in the use of the AIDS virus against enemies by using "infected blood" in "an operation."

Bassoon is also charged with trafficking in Ecstacy and Mandrax tablets, money laundering, the illegal administration of truth serum, conspiracy to murder and murder. Dr. Bassoon had admitted that his activities were based on a US chemical & biological weapons program.

"I must confirm that the structure of the project was based on the U.S. system. That’s where we learnt the most," he said.

Meanwhile, the serpentine connections between South African security forces and leading figures from the realm of organized crime during the Apartheid era, can only serve to reinforce the incredible reach and depth of the Octopus.
 

How the Octopus gets it profits

A typical scam revolves around the most popular arms for drugs cycle.

Weapons purchased years before by the Pentagon are acquired by the Octopus at "book value" -- meaning the cost of purchase for, say, 1980 when an assault rifle might then have had a price tag of $300 each. In 1990, this cost could easily have risen to $600 each. By acquiring the 1980 stock at $300 per rifle, the Octopus could sell it to their "client" for, say, for $700 each -- including shipping - thereby making a handsome profit of $400 each.

In order to replenish its stock of rifles, the Pentagon arranges to purchase the current model weapon at the prevailing price -- making the tax-payer the loser.

The second leg of the arrangement sees the Octopus contract to purchase the "clients" supply of drugs. The purchase price is set well below street value, but sufficient for the client to be able to afford to purchase the arms needed. The drugs are then "cut" and distributed and, naturally, generate immense additional profits at the street level.

In this manner, each leg of the transaction makes a bountiful profit. The last part of the jigsaw is to launder the illegal profits through the banking system and then invest part of the proceeds into bona fide businesses.
 

US Grandees of the octopus

CIA whiz-kid Michael Riconosciuto told author Carol Marshall that the US government "sanctioned" met laboratories in Fresno, Madera and Mariposa County in California.

Marshall had been earlier involved in an investigation in Mariposa County that involved Police Sergeant Roderick Sinclair of the Mariposa Sheriff’s Department. Sinclair, had according to a number of witnesses been a long-term user of drugs had, while on duty, veered the car he was driving across the road and hit another car. Inside were three US Secret Service men who were all killed outright.

What grabbed Carol Marshall’s attention, however, was the way the Judge in the subsequent trial appeared to cover-up Sinclair’s drug habit. The author later realized that a "tentacle of the Octopus had slithered into Mariposa County" when she discovered that Rod Sinclair’s father, Colonel Sinclair, had been a military attaché to General Douglas MacArthur during WWII -- and later supervised training of Japanese in intelligence methods.

MacArthur and members of his team have long been associated with the Octopus -- perhaps because of the General’s role as Japan’s "Shogun" after WWII and the inevitable contacts created with the Japanese crime clans, the Yakuza.

It has recently been revealed that MacArthur appears to have personally benefited from war loot plundered by the Japanese and later secretly recovered by the OSS and the CIA. This was in the form of gold bullion accounts set-up in MacArthur’s name by the OSS/CIA officer Santa Romana.


Warfare - each side is set to bleed the other for profit

During hearings in 1987, the Senate Sub Committee on Terrorism, Narcotics & International Operations revealed a series of "secret memo’s" written by General Paul F. Gorman who as head of "Southern Command" commanded the US military presence in South America during the 1980’’s.

Gorman had written:

"There is not a single group in unconventional warfare that does not use narcotics to fund itself."

He was referring to the US backed Contra’s supported by Colonel Oliver North and the national Security Council of the US. This was the tip of the iceberg, however. Every conflict from Vietnam on through Lebanon, Afghanistan, Croatia and Kosovo has relied on the guns for drugs equation operated by the Octopus.

One very senior Pentagon source described how this came about to author Monica Jensen-Stevenson:

"What started out in Vietnam as a neat way to find money to fund covert operations had developed into a huge industry. The men and women who are involved, maybe they can’t get off the merry-go-round. Maybe it keeps spinning faster and faster, they make more and more money, and even if they wanted to duck out, they can’t."

Theodore Shackley, one of the key CIA figures involved in covert operation since Vietnam described in his book The Third Way that low intensity conflicts are not really fought to be won but to bleed both sides so as to maximize black market commerce and to secretly field test new weapons and techniques on a "training battlefield."
 

 


The Head of the Octopus?

In her book The Last Circle, author Carol Marshall outlines an international company, First Intercontinental Development Corporation (FIDCO) that she said led her "straight to the head of the octopus."

She then lists the Board of Directors of FIDCO who included Robert Maheu Snr, right hand man of Mob and CIA-connected Howard Hughes and Robert Booth Nichols, self-confessed CIA agent with powerful Mafia affiliations. Among others on the board were Michael McManus, former assistant to President Reagan and Clint Murchison Jnr., owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team.

The latter is the son of Clint Murchison Snr., who was one of the motivating factors behind General Douglas MacArthur’s failed Presidential attempt in 1952. Muchison senior was also closely associated at this time with Richard Nixon, who later became US President and had financial dealings with him that involved Jimmy Hoffa, a Mafia figure connected to the Teamsters Union.

Others who were close friends of Murchison senior included FBI chief, J. Edgar Hoover.

That Clint Muchison senior had dealings with the Mafia is undisputed. For example, 20% of the Murchison Oil Lease Company was owned by Gerardo Catena, a leading lieutenant of the Genovese crime family. Of interest, too, are Murchison’s Texas connections.

Investigative journalist, Pete Brewton, in his book The Mafia, CIA & George Bush, ties former President George Bush to leading Mafia figures in Texas. . . .

Related Reports

The Last Circle, an unpublished manuscript by Carol Marshall, which investigates the so-called "Octopus".
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Re: U.S. Backed Afghan Narco-State ... The real reason Pat Tillman was fragged.
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 10:47:21 pm »
Pat Tillman and I where in the same company(Alpha company, Attack company as we called it, notorious for being the most ruthless) and same Ranger Battalion. The corruption and sphere of influence was so dangerous there that I had to leave for my own safety after stepping between two civilians and Sergeant that was leveling his m-16 at them while overseas. We all got a little trigger happy but you dont shoot innocent civilians. When we got back to the US they did not forget what I had done. I was ostracized and given extra work detail, thrown into a pool with a 25 pound weight belt around my neck, and survived by sheer determination.

 Pat Tillman took 3 in the head? That is no friendly fire. That is a hit plain and simple. I was told that he was shot from 400 meters and could not be determined to be a friendly.

 I got sick of their cadences of burning eating and raping children. To hell with them.

whoooah, thanks for the info
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Re: U.S. Backed Afghan Narco-State ... The real reason Pat Tillman was fragged.
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 05:55:35 am »
Opium, Rape and the American Way



The warlords we champion in Afghanistan are as venal, as opposed to the rights of women and basic democratic freedoms, and as heavily involved in opium trafficking as the Taliban. The moral lines we draw between us and our adversaries are fictional. The uplifting narratives used to justify the war in Afghanistan are pathetic attempts to redeem acts of senseless brutality. War cannot be waged to instill any virtue, including democracy or the liberation of women. War always empowers those who have a penchant for violence and access to weapons. War turns the moral order upside down and abolishes all discussions of human rights. War banishes the just and the decent to the margins of society. And the weapons of war do not separate the innocent and the damned. An aerial drone is our version of an improvised explosive device. An iron fragmentation bomb is our answer to a suicide bomb. A burst from a belt-fed machine gun causes the same terror and bloodshed among civilians no matter who pulls the trigger.

"We need to tear the mask off of the fundamentalist warlords who after the tragedy of 9/11 replaced the Taliban," Malalai Joya, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/malalai-joya-the-woman-who-will-not-be-silenced-1763127.html%20 who was expelled from the Afghan parliament two years ago for denouncing government corruption and the Western occupation, told me during her visit to New York last week. "They used the mask of democracy to take power. They continue this deception. These warlords are mentally the same as the Taliban. The only change is physical. These warlords during the civil war in Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996 killed 65,000 innocent people. They have committed human rights violations, like the Taliban, against women and many others."

"In eight years less than 2,000 Talib have been killed and more than 8,000 innocent civilians has been killed," she went on. "We believe that this is not war on terror. This is war on innocent civilians. Look at the massacres carried out by NATO forces in Afghanistan. Look what they did in May in the Farah province, where more than 150 civilians were killed, most of them women and children. They used white phosphorus and cluster bombs. There were 200 civilians on 9th of September killed in the Kunduz province, again most of them women and children. You can see the Web site http://pubpages.unh.edu/%7Emwherold/ of professor Marc Herold, this democratic man, to know better the war crimes in Afghanistan imposed on our people. The United States and NATO eight years ago occupied my country under the banner of woman's rights and democracy. But they have only pushed us from the frying pan into the fire. They put into power men who are photocopies of the Taliban."

Afghanistan's boom in the trade in opium, used to produce heroin, over the past eight years of occupation has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to the Taliban, al-Qaida, local warlords, criminal gangs, kidnappers, private armies, drug traffickers and many of the senior figures in the government of Hamid Karzai. The New York Times reported that the brother of President Karzai, Ahmed Wali Karzai http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html%20?_r=1 has been collecting money from the CIA although he is a major player in the illegal opium business. Afghanistan produces 92 percent of the world's opium in a trade that is worth some $65 billion, the United Nations estimates. This opium feeds some 15 million addicts worldwide and kills around 100,000 people annually. These fatalities should be added to the rolls of war dead.

Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said that the drug trade has permitted the Taliban to thrive and expand despite the presence of 100,000 NATO troops.

"The Taliban's direct involvement in the opium trade allows them to fund a war machine that is becoming technologically more complex and increasingly widespread," said Costa.

The UNODC estimates the Taliban earned $90 million to $160 million a year from taxing the production and smuggling of opium and heroin between 2005 and 2009, as much as double the amount it earned annually while it was in power nearly a decade ago. And Costa described the Afghan-Pakistani border as "the world's largest free trade zone in anything and everything that is illicit," an area blighted by drugs, weapons and illegal immigration. The "perfect storm of drugs and terrorism" may be on the move along drug trafficking routes through Central Asia, he warned. Profits made from opium are being pumped into militant groups in Central Asia and "a big part of the region could be engulfed in large-scale terrorism, endangering its massive energy resources," Costa said.

"Afghanistan, after eight years of occupation, has become a world center for drugs," Joya told me. "The drug lords are the only ones with power. How can you expect these people to stop the planting of opium and halt the drug trade? How is it that the Taliban when they were in power destroyed the opium production and a superpower not only cannot destroy the opium production but allows it to increase? And while all this goes on, those who support the war talk to you about women's rights. We do not have human rights now in most provinces. It is as easy to kill a woman in my country as it is to kill a bird. In some big cities like Kabul, some women have access to jobs and education, but in most of the country the situation for women is hell. Rape, kidnapping and domestic violence are increasing. These fundamentalists during the so-called free elections made a misogynist law against Shia women in Afghanistan. This law has even been signed by Hamid Karzai. All these crimes are happening under the name of democracy."

Thousands of Afghan civilians have died from insurgent and foreign military violence. And American and NATO forces are responsible for almost half the civilian deaths in Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have also died from displacement, starvation, disease, exposure, lack of medical treatment, crime and lawlessness resulting from the war.

Joya argues that Karzai and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, who has withdrawn from the Nov. 7 runoff election, will do nothing to halt the transformation of Afghanistan into a narco-state. She said that NATO, by choosing sides in a battle between two corrupt and brutal opponents, has lost all its legitimacy in the country.

The recent resignation of a high-level U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan, Matthew Hoh, was in part tied to the drug problem. Hoh wrote in his resignation letter that Karzi's government is filled with "glaring corruption and unabashed graft." Karzi, he wrote, is a president "whose confidants and chief advisers comprise drug lords and war crimes villains who mock our own rule of law and counter-narcotics effort."

Joya said, "Where do you think the $36 billion of money poured into country by the international community have gone? This money went into the pockets of the drug lords and the warlords. There are 18 million people in Afghanistan who live on less than $2 a day while these warlords get rich. The Taliban and warlords together contribute to this fascism while the occupation forces are bombing and killing innocent civilians. When we do not have security how can we even talk about human rights or women's rights?"

"This election under the shade of Afghan war-lordism, drug-lordism, corruption and occupation forces has no legitimacy at all," she said. "The result will be like the same donkey but with new saddles. It is not important who is voting. It is important who is counting. And this is our problem. Many of those who go with the Taliban do not support the Taliban, but they are fed up with these warlords and this injustice, and they go with the Taliban to take revenge. I do not agree with them, but I understand them. Most of my people are against the Taliban and the warlords, which is why millions did not take part in this tragic drama of an election."

"The U.S. wastes taxpayers' money and the blood of their soldiers by supporting such a mafia corrupt system of Hamid Karzai," said Joya, who changes houses in Kabul frequently because of the numerous death threats made against her. "Eight years is long enough to learn about Karzai and Abdullah. They chained my country to the center of drugs. If Obama was really honest he would support the democratic-minded people of my country. We have a lot [of those people]. But he does not support the democratic-minded people of my country. He is going to start war in Pakistan by attacking in the border area of Pakistan. More civilians have been killed in the Obama period than even during the criminal Bush."

"My people are sandwiched between two powerful enemies," she lamented. "The occupation forces from the sky bomb and kill innocent civilians. On the ground, Taliban and these warlords deliver fascism. As NATO kills more civilians, the resistance to the foreign troops increases. If the U.S. government and NATO do not leave voluntarily, my people will give to them the same lesson they gave to Russia and to the English who three times tried to occupy Afghanistan. It is easier for us to fight against one enemy rather than two."

Chris Hedges, whose column is published on Truthdig every Monday, spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has written nine books, including "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle" (2009) and "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" (2003).


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Seems like every country the US bombs or gives aid to (military or otherwise) turn into narco-states or are trade routes for narco-states- Colombia (cocaine), Israel (ecstasy), Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo...
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Re: U.S. Backed Afghan Narco-State ... The real reason Pat Tillman was fragged.
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 05:23:58 pm »

Sane, incredible information, confirmation.
Neat job bro.

There is more profit in drugs than in the oil industry.
YES, the parasites feed from the misery, suffering and death of the commoners.

My hats off to the Ranger who stood up to the machine, conscience is courage and much, much, more.