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Interpol assassins war on the Global slave trade

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posted on Mar, 15 2004 @ 01:32 PM
Here's an article about Interpol Assassin David Bannon

he has gone public (put his life on the line) to get this information out

I have read his book and it gave me chills down my spine

He has done an interview with Alex Jones on the subject

here's the link

Controversial child advocate to sign book at Barnes & Noble
By Jason Putnam

On Sept. 2, 1998, David Bannon decided he could take no more. For 20 years, his work for Interpol, the shadowy international police organization, had sent him across the world as a "cleaner" for a secret sub-directorate called Archangel. It was his job to hunt down and assassinate those who trafficked and exploited children for use in the global sex trade. Bannon excelled at his vocation, yet he was burdened by a heavy weight- feelings of guilt, bloodlust, despair and fear.

In April 2003, Bannon and his retired superior at Interpol, Commissioner Jacques Defferre, gave a rare interview to explain their motives for working in Archangel. Sitting in a coffee shop in Charlotte, the two plainly described how the underground kiddie porn industry is used to fund terrorist cells, and of the vast international networks of kidnappers and pornographers.

The numbers are staggering: United States missing children reports are up 750 percent over the last five years; one million children are forced into prostitution in Asia each year; 900,000 people are sold as sex slaves around the world annually, with a fifth of them smuggled into the US; 7,616 children were reported missing in North Carolina in 2002; 10 percent of missing children in the U.S. are believed to have been abducted for sex trade, sold for as much as $30,000 each.

"With these eyes, I've seen it- infants tortured, sexually abused, murdered," Bannon said. "Those memories, those thoughts stick with you all your life."

A respected child advocate, Bannon has sat with senators on round tables, addressed global technology conferences, and published extensively on history, computers and translations from two Asian languages. His work has paid off. Last September, in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly, George Bush became the first U.S. president to name sex trafficking "a special evil," a multi-billion-dollar "underground of brutality and lonely fear."

Bannon is six-feet-tall and 200 pounds with a lithe, watchful ease that is an eerie clone of his slightly smaller superior, Defferre. Known in the trade as "grey men" for their ability to blend, they swap stories about Charlotte with studied normalcy.

"I love it here," said Bannon. "The relaxed Sundays, friends, church, even the weather- Charlotte is my home." Defferre agreed. "It is big but small, perfect for the retirement."

Now living in Charlotte, Bannon has written "Race Against Evil: The Secret Missions of the Interpol Agent Who Tracked the World's Most Sinister Criminals." Released last year, the book has garnered national attention in such venues as National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, TechTV and in magazines and newspapers. Bannon holds diplomas in computer science and history, and a third-degree black belt in hapkido. On Friday, he will sign copies of the book from 7 to 9 p.m., at Barnes & Noble in Birkdale.

Bannon's book has also met opposition. Interpol vehemently denied his account and attempts have been made to keep him quiet- including threats to his family and supporters. A month after this initial interview, Bannon's comrade, friend and mentor, Defferre, became a victim of the same cloak-and-dagger violence he once practiced.

Defferre had hunted child sex slavers for Interpol since 1978, after convincing his superiors that the only way to win was to match the enemy's cunning and ruthlessness.

His secret Archangel team had one mission: identify child sex slavers and eliminate them. At the elite training facility in La Verpillere, France, he recruited members from all walks of life: ex-military, law officers, even criminals. Past histories were altered by Interpol's intelligence arm, codenamed "Rosetta."

We were given fake cover identities, known as 'legends,'" Bannon explained. "Cleaners had to be able to fit in anywhere. There wasn't a Sly Stallone in the bunch."

Though tiny by Pentagon standards, Archangel assassination teams were soon planted in Asia, Europe and even the United States. Local law enforcement cooperation and subsequent supervision of "incidents" by Interpol "washer/dryers" helped keep many of these bloody assignments out of the public eye. "These people operated every day around the world," says Lee Hyung-jin, 20-year veteran of South Korea's National Intelligence Service. "They were inserted quickly, clandestinely, without our knowledge or with it, working for or against us."

Such tactics outraged many international law enforcement and intelligence agencies. "All of the Interpol guys were always working undercover," said Captain Henri Wolper with the French Directorate of Territorial Security. Wolper has known Bannon for years but loathes Interpol's secret army. "Vigilantism is a crime, no matter what the justification."

New Orleans police officer Thomas Parker experienced the brutal nature of Interpol. In September 1998, Parker worked on surveillance of a global ring of Internet child pornographers called The Wonderland Club. "I met two of these Interpol guys," he recalled, naming Bannon. When they raided their suspects, Parker and the Interpol team stormed the room and killed four of the seven traffickers. "These guys, they don't take no prisoners," Parker says. "They ain't legit cops, they're killers."

This life took a toll on Bannon.

"The worst was the brain-numbing banality of living under siege," he says. "Killing and fear of being killed, undercover pretending to enjoy the grotesque crimes against children, it all took something from me."

Bannon decided to expose the horrors of the child sex trade. His book came out in January 2003 and was met with denial. Michael Rose, Interpol's chief press officer, released a statement: "If the claims in Mr. Bannon's book are in fact as have been reported to Interpol, they can only be seen as deceptive and irresponsible fantasy."

By April, Interpol officers were beating down the ex-agent's door in Charlotte, demanding that he recant his tale. Defferre and Lee Hyung-jin rushed to Bannon's aid. "Leaving the secret world," Defferre said, "is never easy." Defferre estimated that each of his operatives accounted for "three digits" worth of arrests or assassinations.

Now almost all of the original 250 cleaners are dead or missing.

As the enemies of Interpol, the world's second largest international organization (behind the UN), Bannon and Defferre needed help. "Interpol is furious that I betrayed them," says Bannon, "but my loyalty is to my family and to the friends who sacrificed so much over the years." The US Department of Justice and the European Council had once condemned "the secretive nature of Interpol," and so in May 2003, Defferre and Bannon flew to France to meet with US and European officials. Three unidentified men confronted them in Marseilles. Defferre, 67, was killed.

Bannon lived to appear at the all-important meeting, but with cracked ribs and a dislocated right knee. "Jacques was father, friend, enemy, boss," Bannon says. "Labels are too weak to describe the years sharing sweat and blood."

Now Bannon is a church-going family man and a vocal child advocate. His career as a killer, though, has left deep scars. "When you've felt the dull throbbing horror of taking another human's life," Bannon says, "it's difficult not to feel remorse. Every day I echo David's lament [in Psalms]: 'Deliver me from bloodguilt, O God.'"

Jason Putman's new book, "Secret Armies: The World's Elite Intelligence Forces," will be released by Random House in 2005.

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posted on Mar, 15 2004 @ 02:07 PM
I bought his book last summer, and he told quite a story. I couldn't put it down, and finished it in about 3 days. He lived a very interesting life, if everything he said was true. I would NEVER want to get into the business he was in. Having to kill everyone and what not. Good links.

posted on Mar, 31 2004 @ 09:05 PM
well as far as im concerned, as long as theyre killing the sickos behind all that, its fine by me.

I would never want to kill anyone, though.

I hold a great respect for those people, who are ordered to kill so regularily.

I cant imagine that kind of job..

posted on Apr, 1 2004 @ 07:25 AM
I somehow think Id enjoy thier job.

Child pornographers, rapers and slavers. Preying on little kids like that. Those are people I dream of doing horrid things of. They arent people. They are sick cockroaches in human guise. Scum of the primates. They deserve to be hunted down like pathetic creatures and killed. They are undeserving of life, after what they do to little kids.

I wish there were more assasins out there to rid the genepool of these assholes. Nothing could be more benefical to earth.

posted on Apr, 1 2004 @ 08:07 AM
I just read this guys bio.

In my opinion, what he was doing was totally justified. There are some elements of society that are just too blatantly sadistic to be allowed to survive.

Good work Mr. Bannon

posted on Apr, 1 2004 @ 09:53 AM
best way to find the higher ups is thru that one fetish. sounds like the vat is fighting back

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