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… or full fulling hits or enforcing against people they should be taken off the streets.
Unless they point fingers, in which they should be put back on the streets?
ccording to the U.S. Marshall’s Service, 8,500 witnesses have taken on new identities since the witness protection program begin in 1971.
On June 12, 2013, Bulger went on trial for 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges; including his complicity
in 19 murders. On August 12, 2013, he was found guilty on 31 counts, including both racketeering charges, and was found to have been involved in
This fellow was protected by law enforcement most of his criminal career.
Special Agent John Connolly frequently boasted to his fellow agents about how he had recruited Bulger at a late night meeting at Wollaston Beach
inside an FBI issue car. Connolly allegedly said that the Bureau could help in Bulger's feud with Mafia underboss Gennaro Angiulo. After listening to
the pitch, Bulger is said to have responded, "Alright, if they want to play checkers, we'll play chess. # 'em."
Weeks considers it more likely that Bulger's partner Stephen Flemmi had betrayed him to the FBI. He writes of his belief that Bulger was caught
between a rock and a hard place: supply information to the FBI or return to Federal prison.
And the kicker:
A federal judge ruled on September 5, 2006, that the mishandling of Bulger and Flemmi caused the 1984 murder of informant John McIntyre. As
a result, the McIntyre family was ordered to receive more than $3 million from the U.S. Federal Government. The judge stated the FBI failed to
properly supervise their own agent John Connolly (convicted and jailed in 2002) and also failed to investigate numerous allegations that Bulger and
Flemmi were involved in drug trafficking, murder, and other crimes over decades
That's really the tip of the iceberg though, a reflection of a deeper problem in how sponsored criminality is allowed to operate. In this case, there
was a prosecution, but everyday the same kind of thing happens and is kosher within the confines of the law.
And if you want to consider a larger front, the "bigger operations", then you can look at things like Fast & Furious, The Iran Contra affair, the
alphabets working to overthrow legitimate governments in unfriendly nations,
WASHINGTON — For idealistic American journalists who were working in Latin America in the l950s and '60s, one of their most incessant and
righteous complaints about their own government was how it courted and supported the whole lineup of brutal rightist dictators there.
The story of the American involvement in Sierra Leone is coming out in bits and pieces, but we can already see that the Clinton administration's
unrepentant policy there has been to empower one of the cruelest torturers and mass murderers of our times. And the story is far from over.
And while the UN admits failures, they don't seem to address the root of the problem:
(Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned world powers on Thursday not to repeat in Syria the mistakes they made in Bosnia, during a
landmark visit to Srebrenica where U.N. peacekeepers failed to prevent the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys.
Why exactly did the Yugoslavian war happen, there were no outside influences? One of the most strategic places in Europe and no one cared?
In 1979, the BND (German CIA) sent a team of secret agents to Zagreb.
Mission: to support Franjo Tudjman, a racist who actively promoted ethnic hatred and did all he could toward the break-up of Yugoslavia.
Germany supported and financed this Croatian Le Pen, and sent him arms before the war.
To what end?
Berlin never acknowledged the existence of the unified Yugoslav state which had courageously resisted German aggression in the two world wars.
By once more breaking Yugoslavia into easily dominated mini-states, Germany sought to control the Balkans.
4 Did the World Bank and the IMF help in destroying this country?
In December 1989, the IMF imposed draconian conditions on Yugoslavia which forced liberal prime minister Markovic to beg for aid from George Bush
This 'help' was aimed at destabilizing and bankrupting all large state-owned businesses.
But of course, it's always about race and creed. Suddenly some dictator pops up and wants to an genocide an entire populace. It is merely coincidence
that every time this happens, there seems to be some outside influence of intelligence agencies and/or foreign government or banking powers.
And for some reason, after the smoke settles a whole bunch of new business is struck.
I mean, Libya, must have been about, simply, people unhappy with their leader, which I guess means some type of outside support is needed. (official
Why did the trouble start in Libya?
Some people in Libya started protesting against their leader Colonel Gaddafi because they were fed up with the way he has ruled the country.
The protests were peaceful at first but they turned into a violent confrontation.
Col Gaddafi lost a lot of Libya's main towns to rebel fighters who were trying to get rid of him.
But that's odd, because outside support only seems to happen when there is a mountain of valuable resources lying in the ground.
Plenty of smaller countries have problems with their governments, but then no action, if they are not sitting on a cache of precious something.
Even more odd that Gaddafi was one of the few leaders who passed down oil profits to his people (the man was certifiably nuts I admit) but the general
consensus among africans I spoke to favoured Gaddafi. He used to be my
I am sure, just like in Egypt, where everything was progressive and it was only when the US wanted their whipping boy out, that the people decided
they wanted a more barbaric Muslim regime in power.
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