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and the now
Headless Hammer Tom DeLay are
also being investigated for trips to
the Pacific Marianas Islands, ostensibly
for the purpose of visiting Abramoff’s
is now under indictment, along with
henchman Adam Kidan, for
the SunCruz gambling cruise
scandal, with a gangland-style murder
attached offering a vivid example of
the GOPMOB making someone an
offer they couldn't refuse and then
whacking them before they could squeal.
is also the target of the indictment
of David Safavian, and the reason as
well for the newest scandal, which
leads directly to George W. Bush,
the obstruction of justice of a federal
probe in Guam.
That's five scandals. The
sixth scandal involving Abramoff, we can
exclusively report, is...
ABRAMOFF LINKED TO WHITE HOUSE SPY
his representation in Washington of
members of the political faction on
the receiving end of purloined classified
data, Casino Jack’ Abramoff is linked
to the White House Spy scandal involving
former Marine Leandro Aragoncillo, The
MadCowMorningNews has learned.
began to become clear several months
ago in a move which received little
attention at the time, when the federal
grand jury investigating Abramoff subpoenaed
Imelda Marcos, the former first lady
of the Philippines.
Observers had puzzled over what she
could possibly have to do with Abramoff.
Marcos is an ally of Abramoff’s clients
in Manila, one of two warring
Philippine factions competing for
ownership of a Guam-based telecommunications
company, which—if Abramoff’s pals get
their way—will be used as a home portal
for worldwide Internet gambling in a
venue (Guam) which offers more opportunities
for money laundering than almost anywhere
in the world.
faction was alarmed over reports that
the Governor of the nearby territory
of the Mariana’s was expressing concerns
that Abramoff client (and Tom DeLay
host) Willie Tan, one of Hong Kong’s
richest tycoons, was behind the telephone-based
gambling and online lottery push in
We'll have more on this later. But, as
you can imagine, intrigue
8. FIGURE INVOLVED IN ENTERPRISE’S
‘OPENING’ TO CUBA USED ‘BILL OF GOODS’
TO SELL FIRST IRAQ WAR
Washington-based PR firm Hill &
Knowlton, under the leadership of
George Bush Senior's former chief of staff
Craig Fuller, devised a remarkable
"hook" for the propaganda
campaign which sold the first Iraq war
to the American people: a heartrending
story of invading Iraqi
troops tearing newborn infants from
hospital incubators, and leaving them to
volunteered at the al-Addan hospital,"
asserted a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl
identified only as "Nayirah"
during a meeting of the Congressional
Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990.
I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers
come into the hospital with guns, and
go into the room where…babies were
in incubators. They took the babies
out of the incubators, took the incubators,
and left the babies on the cold floor
coached by Hill &
Knowlton offered similar accounts before
the UN Security Council, and a video
produced by the PR agency was shown
to the Council.
result was an Article Seven resolution
against Iraq – the world body’s equivalent
of a declaration of war,
used by President Bush as the authority to attack
Fuller, when he's not conjuring dead
infants left on cold floors to die,
participated in other "cabal ops" as
Several weeks ago we reported
that Abramoff associate Adam Kidan
was in business with a capo in the the Sicilian
“fund-raiser” Adam Kidan was a partner and general counsel
for a hotel in the Caribbean owned by
a member of the Sicilian Mafia, a man
recently taken into custody in Italy
as part of a major investigation into
international arms trafficking.
“St. Maarten hotel owner arrested, linked
to Mafia” was the headline of an Associated
Press story about Kidan’s partner in
St Maarten, Rosario Spadaro, 72.
had other interests as well, according
to a Miami Herald story on May 17, 1999 headlined
HAS EYES ON CUBA,” which detailed his
efforts on behalf of the Sicilian Mafia
to set up shop in Cuba once President
Fidel Castro had been removed from the
scene, presumably through natural causes.
Naples, FL financier who owned the Venice
FL flight school attended by terrorist
ringleader Mohamed Atta was also engaged
in an “opening to Cuba” at the same
time the Miami Herald says the Sicilian
Mafia was seeking to re-enter Cuba,
passing out Presidential Rolexes (see
photo) to top comandantes.
Unusual Coalition Has Eyes on Cuba"
was the droll headline in a National
The coalition is chaired by Craig Fuller
of the U. S.-Cuba Trade Association,
which seeks to strengthen contacts
between U.S. companies and Cuba.
"Economic sanctions applied for
political reasons, simply, do not work,"
said Craig Fuller,
former chief of staff under President
Bush, and member of Americans
For Humanitarian Trade With Cuba.
At the very same time, as if
acting in concert, terror flight
school owner Hilliard, the Sicilian Mafia, and the
former chief of staff to the elder
President Bush, Craig Fuller, were all
looking to cut themselves into Cuba in
anticipation of the resumption of normal
diplomatic relations between Cuba and
the United States.
Prosecuting attorneys get criminal
conspiracy convictions on less
all day long.
Fuller's group included
David Rockefeller and
Archer Daniels Midland Chairman Dwayne
Andreas. The Sicilian Mafia, Mohamed Atta’s U.S.
contact, and David Rockefeller... just a
case of "great minds run in similar
You make the call.
FOR BOULIS MURDER LIKELY
When three Gambino Mob associates were
charged in the Gus Boulis murder three weeks ago,
authorities in Fort Lauderdale wouldn’t
say what led investigators to the suspects.
they did say was further arrests are
are facts that will eventually come
out publicly;I just can't talk about
them at the moment," said assistant
state attorney Brian Cavanaugh, who
heads the prosecution team. "It
is possible, as well as plausible that
others were involved."
the first murder indictments were handed
down, lawyers representing Abramoff
and his henchman Adam Kidan hurried
to insist their that clients, both free
on bail on fraud charges involving their
purchase of SunCruz, had nothing at
all to do with Mr. Boulis’s unfortunate
Miami attorney, Neal Sonnett, told the
Los Angeles Times, "Jack Abramoff
has no knowledge of the facts of the
murder," adding that his client
has no connections to the underworld.
Kidan's lawyer Martin Jaffe said there's
no connection between the SunCruz fraud
case and the Boulis murder allegations.
for both men (not to mention the
unfortunate Boulis)...nothing could be further
from the truth.
we've already reported, Boulis knew he was about
to be “hit.”
that Abramoff has 'exposure' in the assassination of Boulis
have been growing. They will grow louder
if, as expected, henchman
Adam Kidan is indicted for murder.
defense—a gambit pioneered by terror
flight school owner and secretive Republican
financier Wally Hilliard—will be that
he was the innocent victim of unscrupulous
that famous Republican attorney Roy Cohn is
(at least reportedly) still dead,
the chances of this defense flying
before jurors hover somewhere
between 'slim and none.'
ABRAMOFF’S SCANDAL PARTNERS INCLUDE BUSH
PIONEERS, THE MOB,
U.S. DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, AND
Gus Boulis murder was clearly designed
to remove him as an obstacle. But an
obstacle to what?
Fortunately, Abramoff ‘boy
wonder’ Adam Kidan spilled the beans to
reporters in more innocent times...
Kidan charted an aggressive, expansionist
course toward exotic ports of call 10,000
miles away in the Pacific Ocean,” the
Miami Daily Business Review reported
on June 15, 2001.
and other...SunCruz executives traveled
to Saipan in December, and again in
April to discuss with government officials
plans to open a 150-foot casino ship
equipped with 165 slot machines and
25 gaming tables,” according to the
are continuously deploying floating
casinos to areas where there are good
potentials," Kidan was quoted as
was in the "final stages"
of bringing casino ships to berths in
Hong Kong and to the former Portuguese
colony of Macao, and that SunCruz officials
had visited Guam, where they also intended
to start a floating casino, the paper
Northern Marianas can be a casino hub
in the Pacific region, especially with
its proximity to Asia, where millions
play cards and machines.”
idea was to turn the tiny island of
Tinian in the Mariana’s, a three-hour
flight from most major Asian population
centers, into a Mecca of glittering
casinos and gambling cruise ships.
now, the island has been a mere footnote
in world history: The Enola Gay took
off in August, 1945 from Tinian's airfield
to drop the first atomic bomb.
almanacs mention that the US military
leases northern Tinian, then refer to
“Tinian's attempts to become the Monte
Carlo of Micronesia.”
The Monte Carlo of Micronesia?
must be stated that the major players
in Tinian’s gambling efforts do not
appear to have wandered in off the street...
outfit calling itself The Lone Star
Casino Corp., we found, had been first
with a foot in the door.
some three hours flying time from half
the world's population, has been the
Lone Star Casino Corp.'s great adventure,”
read a company press release in 1995.
has an annual tourism base of more than
a million people... a jaunt to Tinian
beats a tiring trip to Las Vegas of
20-plus hours from South Korea, Hong
Kong, Taiwan or Tokyo.”
now-defunct Lone Star Casino Corp. was
the first land-based casino company
on Tinian. It had been owned by United
Gaming, one of the nation's largest
owners of video poker and other electronic
gaming machines, a company controlled
by a Texan named Richard Rainwater.
is Richard Rainwater?
At least 60 percent
of George W. Bush's income in the year
he first ran for Texas Governor came
from businesses he invested in with
Fort Worth financier Richard E. Rainwater,
Rainwater was the major investor behind
George W. Bush’s purchase of the Texas
Rangers. He was also
of Bush’s biggest campaign supporters.
is no doubt just a freak coincidence.
involved in Lone Star was South African
Lesley Greyling, a man who was also
in business with Iran-Contra middleman
Adnan Khashoggi in a casino in the Bahamas
supported by weekly flights on terror
flight school owner Wally Hilliard’s
was among a number of prominent Arab
businessmen, like Khalid Mahfouz, who
agreed to continue what have been described
by US intelligence officials as "protection
payments" to bin Laden at a meeting
in Paris in 1998, said London's Sunday
Post October 7, 2001.
airline that had been tapped by the
group, and approved by local government
officials to serve the island’s casinos,
was Texas-based Pacific Island Aviation,
a company partially funded by the
Pacific Island Aviation was being
used in support of some 'sensitive'
international assignments. During the
recent American expansion of influence
in the oil-rich former Soviet
Republics of Central Asia, for example,
the company operated flights into and
out of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi
and the Azerbaijan capital Baku.
we at least know they're discreet.
5.SAFAVIAN INDICTMENT NOT ABOUT HEBREW
there's the indictment of White House
apparatchik David Safavian,
the first government official in
Washington charged in the corruption
inquiry related to Abramoff's
activities, which is most assuredly
not about providing
“surplus” government property for a
Abramoff-funded Hebrew school.
a telecommunications company on the
tiny Mariana’s island of Tinian
exchanged hands last year, the Mariana’s
Governor expressed concern that one
of the partners, Abramoff client
Tan, might use it to expand his push
into telephone- and Internet–based gambling
on the island.
in newspaper reports as the most powerful
man in the Northern Mariana Islands,
his Tan Holdings “has a vice-like grip
on the island economy
as the biggest
garment manufacturer in an industry
that has come under Washington's scrutiny,
as well as the owner of poker machines
that stand in seedy dens on nearly every
Saipan corner. Tan was so powerful on
the Mariana’s main island of Saipan
that some joked it should be renamed
"Can we get away with
a few discreet poker tables at the Hebrew School?"
Beginning with Casino Jack’s lobbying home run on behalf of the Internet
gambling industry in 2000, when he stopped
the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act in
its tracks, Internet
gambling has been a major motif in the
Unmentioned in articles about Abramoff's
troubles, The Mariana island chain's
main attraction to Abramoff’s group is
a platform from which to run worldwide
this may violate Federal telecommunications
laws, Jack Abramoff’s buddies have been
working on it, the real reason
behind the indictment of White House
apparatchik David Safavian...
was also a passionate advocate of
gambling. His clients included the
Interactive Gaming Council, a trade
association for online betting houses.
In 1999, he founded the Internet Consumer
Choice Coalition, a nonprofit whose
sole purpose was to
fight a bill that would have made online
gambling a federal crime.
While Safavian was charged with helping
Abramoff try to acquire, for an
Abramoff-sponsored Hebrew school, a plot
of federally owned land managed by the
GSA in Silver Spring, Maryland, and
accused of making repeated false
statements to government investigators
about a congressional golf trip with
Abramoff to Scotland in 2002,his
attorney isn't fooled.
Suspecting something more was afoot, Barbara Van Gelder
accused federal officials of "a creative
use of the criminal code to secure his
GUAM PROBE INTO FEMA RIP-OFFS OBSTRUCTED BY
there's the recent revelation that
Abramoff was the subject of a Guam
grand jury probe in 2002,
George W Bush his-ownself, who intervened
to remove the supervising federal prosecutor.
spokesman Andrew Blum said the lobbyist
"has no recollection of his being
investigated in Guam in 2002."
Remembering every SINGLE time he's
investigated must be like Wilt Chamberlain
trying to remember all of his reported
Somebody should ask him: does the name
“Carl Gutierrez” ring a
President Bush stepped in and put a
stop to it, Gutierrez, Guam’s Governor,
had seen virtually his entire top staff
head off to minimum security prisons,
in an orgy of looting, a feeding
frenzy for land-based sharks.
His former chief of staff Gil Shinohara,
to cite one of a dozen examples,
was found guilty of conspiracy to commit
and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Corruption was so widespread that even
the Parks and Recreation Director
got into it, convicted of bid-rigging,
bribery, wire fraud and money laundering,
as well as ripping off large sums of
money from FEMA, and was sentenced to
10 years in jail—the longest antitrust-related
jail sentence ever imposed.
No wonder Guam court officials were
Governor was charged, with using government material and
personnel to work on his ranch. So they paid Abramoff
U.S. taxpayer money!—to get
Abramoff to get the
U.S. Attorney off their backs.
delivered. Working with Representative
Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican, the
managed to get the legislation defeated
in the House, using the argument that
the Marianas represented low taxes and
free enterprise and should be left alone.
money. Maybe hold off for a while."
And speaking of ripping off FEMA,
Abramoff wanted to lease some of “his”
Sun Cruz cruise ships to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency to house
rescue workers off New York City after
9.11., and asked noted
"professional Christian" Ralph Reed
to find out who at the agency he should
contact to make the proposal.
The White House, oddly enough, had
David Safavian involved in hurricane
relief until he was arrested... This may
help explain why there wasn’t enough
money left in the budget to pass out
water to citizens at the Superdome in
Abramoff and DeLay are all about
protecting free enterprise. And underworld
in money laundering and drug running in the Mariana
Islands and Guam, apparently. Although
a US government report pleaded for U.S.
legal intervention in Guam, "free market conservatives" Abramoff
& DeLay were
having none of it.
The result? Reduced
U.S. Government interference in the criminal
activities in the Mariana Islands and
Guam of Chinese Triad gangs, the
Japanese Yakuza, and the Russian Mafia.
3. CASINO JACK PART OF OLLIE NORTH’S
from being an isolated miscreant blinded
by greed, the proverbial “one bad apple”
in an otherwise blameless barrel, Republican
lobbyist ‘Casino Jack’ Abramoff is following
in the footsteps of the people who showed
the way by successfully skirting punishment
in the unresolved American scandals
(Iran Contra, BCCI, and the Savings
and Loan Scandal) of the recent past.
Iran Contra? "The “Enterprise?" The Enterprise Lives... Jack
Abramoff is Oliver North in a $2000
“guided” tours to the Abramoff scandals
being conducted by the major media resemble
nothing so much as a trip to a “Potemkin
village,” named for Grigori Potemkin,
who played Karl Rove to Russian Czarina’s
Catherine the Great’s George W. Bush
by ordering the creation of elaborate
fake villages along her route, in places
where turmoil and poverty reigned, to
give her a false impression of peace
and prosperity as she toured her far-flung
we are to believe that Jack Abramoff
has carved out a vast Indian gambling
empire and a cozy little Republican
slave state set amid the coral reefs and
azure seas of the small island chain of
the Marianas 7,000 miles from the
Californian coast... all by himself,
with modest assistance from former pest
being hidden from view is a graveyard filled with spirits
from the major unresolved American scandals
of the recent past.
The story being retailed to date
about Abramoff bears frightening similarities
to the official version of 9.11, a fable
of two separate Dutch nationals—the
Magic Dutch Boys—who just happen to
purchase two flight schools in tiny
Venice Florida at the same time which
then just happen to begin training Al
from the official version of 9.11 is
that the flight school where Mohamed
Atta learned to fly just happened to
be owned by a man whose planes were
just then trafficking in quantities
of heroin rarely seen... even in Florida.
equally important are being left out
of accounts of Abramoff.
2. ‘ALL OUR SCANDALS ARE THE SAME.”
SunCruz fraud case and the Boulis murder
allegations are clearly linked, both to each other
and to Abramoff and Delay’s Indian
gambling scandal as well.
Within weeks of closing the original
SunCruz sale with Boulis, Abramoff and
Kidan began seeking to refinance the
company. They gave copies of its financial
statements to a battery of investment
bankers, bond underwriters, and at
least one Native American tribe with
gaming interests—the Oklahoma-based
They also were discussing
possible land-based casino ventures
with a branch of the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians, and made inquiries
into buying two more Long Island, N.Y.-based
were afoot to diversify the Republican’s
Mariana’s protectorate from its base
in sweat shops, involuntary servitude
and forced prostitution and into casino
and internet gambling.
to decouple the various Abramoff scandals
rely on arguments like the ones made
in court by former Mob Boss John Gotti’s
lawyer Bruce Cutler against the RICO
indictments against his client.
a continuing criminal enterprise was
utterly without merit because the various
rackets engaged in by the Gambino Family
have nothing whatever in common, said
sharking and murder, presumably, existed
as independent franchises distinct from
the Gambino Family’s trade in murder
and mayhem. The
argument didn’t fly.
Gotti spent the
rest of his life in prison.
And, finally...The #1 THING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT
THE ABRAMOFF SCANDALS:
1. NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS.
called Boulis’s killing a “gangland-style
there is another word which more accurately
describes it: “Assassination,”
says Webster’s dictionary, is “murder
which changes the world.”
does a scandal involving Indian casinos,
gambling boat “cruises to nowhere” &
pay-for-play government officials have
to do with the story of 19 hijackers
planning a mass murder in supposed
isolation in Florida?
three years ago—within a month of the
9.11 attack—British Prime Minister Tony
Blair had presented the case against
Bin Laden. He sketched out the Cliff
Notes version of the evidence. It wasn’t
much, but it was the only explanation
we ever received.
Qaeda is a terrorist organization with
ties to a global network,” Blair said.
NBC's Dateline did a story recently
about sources of terrorist funding right
here in the U.S., they
announced “the emerging threat of a new
alliance between al Qaeda and common
It was hardly time to stop the presses.
of the same names in the Abramoff scandal
also surface in connection with Mohamed
Atta’s,” we reported, in a June 21,
2005 story headlined “THE SECRET WORLD
remains a strong suspicion that Atta’s
terrorist cadre—supposedly unknown and
friendless and burrowing into the woodwork—was
able to call on the assistance, when
necessary, of a friendly global network.
it be that this network is the same
one being probed so gingerly today by
investigators looking into Jack Abramoff?
from being a rogue lobbyist who went
just a few tens of millions of dollars
too far, Jack Abramoff is an operative
for an organization which has sold Americans
a bill of goods as justification in
at least three recent wars.
are an amazing number of people described
as ‘financial whizzes’ and ‘boy wonders
of business’ involved in the story of
are they really?
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