posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 06:43 PM
According to testimony provided by an FBI informant, who claims to have worked with James 'Whitey' Bulger under the umbrella of the FBI, 'Whitey'
used federally collected data and inside connections to assist in the murders of his enemies.
The FBI has not responded, and has not made any effort (that I'm aware of) to discount the statements, except to say that they have revised their
protocols for working with informants to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future. Here's the article.
Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi said the FBI protected him and fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger from prosecution in exchange for
information about the Mafia.
Members of the Bulger gang also showered several FBI agents with cash as gifts to make sure that protection continued, Flemmi said.
Flemmi testified about other crimes he and Bulger committed while they were FBI informants, including the murders of three other people the McIntyre
family claims were killed after Connolly tipped the Bulger gang that they were talking to authorities.
The FBI bears responsibility if what Flemmi says is true, if it goes way beyond Connolly - what a disgrace.
Some will argue this is justified, using the lesser of two evils logic. I don't know what to say about that, except to remind folks that these
decisions have bit us in the butt so many times it's not funny. Why do we support some terrorists, and persecute others? Why are we never prepared
for the backlash, when the 'friendly' terrorists turn on the hand that feeds?
Here's a pretty decent Wiki on Bulger
The FBI is different now, I think, but we can't just sweep these past mistakes under the rug and call them casualties of a domestic war, especially
not when we're making the same mistakes currently, overseas and here at home.