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No One in Arizona Could Write this Story and Live


SHERIFF DEAVER’S TRUCK, VICTIM OF “BOSTON BRAKES” ASSASSINATION ORDERED BY CARTELS

America, Downsized, Criminalized and “Blue Gang” Controlled

by  Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

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This is a story we don’t see enough of, a law enforcement officer going after criminals, or at least the ones he is “allowed” to go after.  The story you will be seeing here, from Fox News, tells a story and yet doesn’t tell a story. 

Why are the “Johns” arrested and not the nationwide crime ring controlling them.  This story is just a small part of what we will be talking about today:

Last week, Sheriff Arpiao arrested 51 Backpage clients:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County sheriff’s office arrested 51 suspects involved in a drug and prostitution investigation started months ago.
An undercover drug operation morphed into a large scale prostitution bust, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

The suspects were arrested for various crimes such as prostitution, drug possession, identity theft, weapons charges and attempted murder.

Detectives were watching the Inn Suites Hotel in Guadalupe for alleged marijuana trafficking when they realized the hotel was being used for an even larger prostitution ring, Arpaio said. The management and owners were unaware the ring was going on, according to detectives.

Detectives launched an investigation after they confronted a hotel guest who admitted he had just visited a prostitute in one of the rooms.
He found her information from Backpage.com, an Internet website owned and operated by the Phoenix-based Village Voice Media group, police said. Village Voice Media publishes 17 alternative newspapers across the country, including the New Times in Phoenix.

According to detectives, almost every connection between prostitute and customer came from advertisements for “escort services” in Backpage.com.
Undercover detectives contacted the women through the Backpage.com site and arranged to meet them at a number of hotels along on the I-10 Baseline Road corridor. When money was requested for sex, detectives arrested the suspects.

At least 50 cases in 22 states have launched investigations tying Village Voice Media to illegal sex trade businesses.

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The investigation that seem to never go anywhere

There is an odd dynamic up in Phoenix.  Sheriff Joe Arpiao, a close friend of a co-worker, has been trying for years to get the owners and staff of “Village Voice Media” and the “Backpage” arrested for their part in running child prostitution rings in 16 cities, particularly Phoenix.

He has arrested the owners, faced lawsuits from their powerful backers and come against two powerful groups, one Mormon and the other we will call “Israeli/American” in his efforts to end human trafficking in his area.

In fact, anyone who opposed what is a chain of “shopping guides” that openly advertises children for sexual purposes is harassed by federal law enforcement or labeled “anti-semitic” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

We have reliable information that the VVM and Backpage staff are federal informants though nothing they do leads to arrests but only protection from prosecution.

ARIZONA

What if I were to tell you that highly authoritative experts believe the State of Arizona is largely under the control of Mexican drug lords and organized crime?  Who do I ask?  We have a former candidate for governor on staff, retired intelligence officers, retired very senior FBI along with broad access to those public servants who will talk privately though most live in fear.

A week ago, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Deaver died in a “one car accident” while on an empty road.  He was heading out on a hunting trip, planning to meet with his son.  His 2008 4 wheel drive Dodge pickup truck ran off an empty dirt road and he was killed.  We know different.  This was an assassination using a commonly known tactic called “Boston brakes.”  Look it up on your computer, it makes for very good reading.

From the Examiner:

There are concerns about a compromised DoJ

In September 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a warning to local law enforcement agencies throughout Arizona, informing them that they were being targeted by the powerful and violent Mexican drug cartels.

The DOJ’s 2011 Drug Market Analysis for Arizona stated the cartels “have begun to threaten local police officers to deter their enforcement activities. Violent criminal groups often referred to as border bandits, rip crews, or bajadores, operate along trafficking corridors in remote locations, preying upon law enforcement officers and smugglers who transit their territories.”

The report also detailed the expanded use by the cartels of street gangs in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Local gangs such as Brown Pride distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin at the street level in Tucson, while the New Mexican Mafia controls such sales in Phoenix.

Of course, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed on Tuesday evening, in a single vehicle crash while on his way to join his sons on a hunting trip near White Horse Lake in Coconino County.

According to a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office press release, an unidentified driver was actually following Sheriff Deaver on a desolate stretch of Forest Service Road 109, but lost sight of his 4-wheel-drive 2008 Chevrolet pickup for a brief period.

Then, the driver “saw what appeared to be a cloud of dust, and as he came closer he learned that the vehicle had rolled over and was resting on its wheels.”

The witness told 911 operators: “he did not detect any signs of life from the single occupant of the vehicle.”

The case remains under investigation, and as of Friday afternoon, Coconino County Medical Examiner, Trish Lee had not yet released Deaver’s autopsy report.

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Sheriff Larry Deaver

Deaver was killed because he was the last “holdout” against the Mexican cartels.  Sheriff Joe Arpiao had been fought to a standstill, he and others, their efforts thwarted, oddly, by the US government, endless lawsuits, corruption charges.

If they simply took the money and kept their mouths shut like many federal law enforcement officials and the rest of the state, they would live in peace.  Some have chosen that course, others have totally joined the wrong side.

Most politicians are in “their pockets” already and have been for some time.

The idea of Deaver’s murder not being an accident isn’t a wild conspiracy theory.  The vast majority of his constituents, most of whom either loved or respected him, all agree he was assassinated yet feel helpless as to what they can do about it.

You see, being an “honest cop” is almost impossible in America.  Once “they” buy their way in, and they have the money and power to buy “in” anywhere, anytime, you have a choice.  You can either take the envelope left in your locker or risk having your home burned or your children arrested for drug possession or worse.

You are likely to be killed.

READY NOT THE NAZI THE VILLAGE VOICE MEDIA SAYS

There was a second assassination in Arizona a few short weeks ago.  A candidate for Pinal County Sheriff named J. T. Ready supposedly killed his family and then himself.  An 18 year old stepdaughter was “hiding under the bed” but, for some

J.T. READY, VINDICATED….VICTIM OF CARTEL ORDERED “HIT” WITH USUAL EXECUTION OF ENTIRE FAMILY

curious reason, she has not been seen since, no public statements, no photographs, as though aliens had sucked her off the planet.Ready became nationally known for showing up at a Phoenix “Occupy” rally indicating he was ready to use force if police continued their violent attack on peaceful demonstrators.

He was in the uniform of the US Border Guards, a private organization, and armed to the teeth.

Ready had, over the period afterward, met with FBI officials who recommended he seek public office, rather than operate privately, and sought to establish relationships with local police, in Gilbert, Arizona and across the county.

Despite news reports based on information released to the police, this is what we have gathered about his killing:

Ready was being followed by local police while out on an errand.  Two local police, reputedly his “friends,” showed up at the home to wait for him. 

Police then executed Ready’s girlfriend, her older daughter, her boyfriend, one younger child while another child was hiding under the bed.

Had the killings been done by Ready, no child would have been under the bed nor would the execution style killings, typical cartel shootings, have been the method used.  This was a carefully ordered “hit.”

Ready then returned home and while talking on his mobile phone, was gunned down in a hail of fire.  No shots were fired from the two weapons he carried.

Unnamed suspects fled the house and left in two black cars.  No one has said they are unmarked police cars.

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Who will fight for J. T. Ready?

It is a very simple assumption that if one were to trace the personal mobile phone use of local police on and off duty in the region, one would find that the killings were coordinated, not on “throw away phones” but on active and very traceable accounts tied to phones with GPS devices.

We have a ten year history on Ready, a real one, not the one from the local shopping guide and the SPLC and other news organization with no understanding of local issues.

Ready was a flawed individual but a realistic one.  He was heavily armed, wore body armour and believed he might be murdered at any time by the drug cartel people he had dedicated his life to fight against, as had Sheriff Deaver.

Ready didn’t expect that the cartels would have used police to get close to him.  He was “set up” as was Deaver.

What Ready was “about” was the realization that he had to go to after endemic corruption through armed resistance. His failing is that he turned to law enforcement for help and was murdered as anyone who tries to reform law enforcement from “within or without” is, by the “blue gang.”

 

BLAMING THE POLICE

The Neo-Nazi smear machine was a bit too quick on the trigger in the Ready killing

As much fun as it is to vilify police, it is much more complicated than that.  Police live on a basic wage, just above “survivable” unless they reach command rank or accept bribes.  If any officer in a corrupt department refuses, he is ostracized or dead unless he has powerful friends.

The problem is that for every cop “on the take,” we have a prosecuting attorney or judge, a local political leader and, most of all, the committees that control the “ruling” political party in the area.

In Arizona, it is the unseen GOP leaders tied to money laundering and crime.  In other areas they may be Democrats.

The cult of Mormonism was the pathway for the cartels into the Southwest.  Their history of social control, use of violence, crooked courts, rigged elections and theocratic government made them as much of a gang as the cartels.  Partnership was natural.

Now they have their own Mormon/Drug Cartel presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.

Police started none of this, they are simply the face of the criminal element, protected by guns and badges and easily tasked as drug couriers, hit men and capable of managing and derailing any investigation.

It isn’t local police only, it involves every federal agency and starts from the top down, not the bottom up.

Criminality in law enforcement begins in Washington and dozens of long serving members of congress hold high positions in organized crime groups. 

Congress supplies the “middle managers” for worldwide organized crime, voting special laws to protect criminal groups, pushing billions in federal funding into contractors controlled by organized crime, helping create armed gangs under the guise of “military contractors” and, when needed, acting as financial couriers themselves while on “junkets.”

Fort Hauchuca

Down in Cochise County, Arizona, hundreds of prominent citizens are talking, some trying to come up with solutions.

They want to react, to regain control of their “corner” of Arizona, one more financially secure than most, one overrun by drug couriers, one filled with corruption and violence and one that is the home of one of America’s most vital military commands at Ft. Huachuca.

Across the state, others are supposed to learn their lesson.  They are assured that if they pick up a gun or open their mouths, they will have their family executed and then be “suicided’ while their obituary naming them “anti-Semites” and “Nazi’s” will be written by known members of organized crime and repeated through Wikipedia and all news agencies.

Veterans Today had investigators at the scene of the Ready killings within minutes.  We talked to witnesses, we were there when the cover-up began and watched it continue.  We talked with state and local officials who were terrified of getting involved.

We even met with the head of the Federal task force for the region, another more than “fruitless” endeavor.

Do we move the border north, taking all the Mormon states, right up to the Idaho border with Canada and turn it all over to Mexico’s crime rings?

Does it end there or has it gone too far, is it now everywhere?

Editing:  Jim W. Dean

Gordon Duff

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War.He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.

Gordon Duff is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists.He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

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42 Responses to "No One in Arizona Could Write this Story and Live"

  1. xx  September 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Issue contract for about $50 million, above TS clearance with Federal authorization, problem solved in about two years. This will require six months of detailed planning and about 100-150 hand selected special operations personal. The operation would be high tech and also require about 100-150 US Army Ranger veterans, top down operation, not bottom up. The Operational period would be about two years, to eliminate the cartel and all supporting infrastructures. All it takes is the correct contract, special clearances, hand selected personal, with specific technology and detailed plan.

    • xx  September 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

      There are many electronic methods for tracing infrastructures, tracking movement, and identifying patterns and behavior, it maybe matter of not applying current technologies to identify those involved in this criminal activity. You can’t defeat these drug cartels using 1980’s methods or technology; it will not work. Your either serious, or your not.

    • xx  September 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Firstly, you must trace and identify the infrastructure, and this would take about 1-year (time and detailed analysis). Secondly, you must take it down quickly with synchronized operations, 10-15 ops within 24 hour periods to fragment infrastructure, then repeat ops for about one year while observing changes in infrastructure. The purpose of above is to determine the decision makers for the cartels, as this would be primary groups of interest. And this type of operation requires advanced technology.

    • xx  September 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Now as for the assassination group operating in AZ, the most skilled team of all will be assigned to this group. As they will be hunted to the end of globe if necessary, and will know when they are captured, and this personal guarantee. Have the money, I have the time and can obtain the resources as described above.

    • xx  September 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      AZ, when you get tire of having your people killed….call me. Gordon knows my number.

    • xx  September 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Does anyone at least won’t this assassination team operating in AZ removed (quietly)? Maybe the organization their working for removed as well? This would be simply work, very simple.

  2. WideAwake  September 26, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Brave statement, and so true, that “dozens of long serving members of congress hold high positions in organized crime groups. Congress supplies the “middle managers” for worldwide organized crime, voting special laws to protect criminal groups, pushing billions in federal funding into contractors controlled by organized crime, helping create armed gangs under the guise of “military contractors” and, when needed, acting as financial couriers themselves while on “junkets.””
    Hope you don’t go anywhere alone, Gordon…the methods used to stage “suicides” and “accidents” to silence honest men with integrity are many.

  3. judgment  September 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Well Gordon you just opened another door to the same dirty road we have been following on our favorite cases. Here you really have to watch it. I was a member of the IRE when Goldwater was thinking of running for office. We opened in AZ to let it be know we do not take silently the killing of a reporter checking on the “gang”. If you have not seen the report of the IRE you will find it interesting.
    Apart from that I am happy I raised all kind of hell on this paper among others when I was robbed of $close to $15.000.00 old silver dollar and the Sheriff refused to even do a report a dirty the record of this nice lady and family. “You cannot do anything they told me. they know the cops the cartel pays well they will just say you are a racist demented old women that forgot where you put it” And I will be if that is not why they try to do. So I called my Congress Rep,. That office of his had some sharp people. I told them it was a federal case because I was denied due process of law and was exposed to additional attack, which they try. Well as you know California has had some shocking down they found burritos laced with
    drug served in jail etc etc. Other official came in and its still moving on.
    So, keep going Gordon, remember the IRE report it exposes the mind set even back then AZ as a favorite for Mafia etc. Incidentally if you can help CBS of those crime of collecting money to the various charities, that never get there, it is big, we stopped donating and Military groups should deny they use those companies. I now donate locally they have Military groups here don’t need half a dozes a month of same request from different States, Those ART have over 150.000 names and military groups they supposedly serve. How dirty do we have to get before Justice lurches a war on crime right here and use those drone on the Cartel.

  4. taosword  September 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    The Spiritual War needs no hail of gun fire from its Warriors. The rest is Karma. Eye for an eye stuff. That does not necessarily mean no self-defense. Anger, hatred, aggression, heplessness, and hopelessness and revenge led to the pre-emptive strike doctrine which has gotten us into this mess in the first place.

  5. taosword  September 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    yusefguitar, you distilled it down to the brainwashing that we all get about other. Columbus did it in the 1400s to the native peoples of this land and Euopeans and Americans and certain African tribes did it in the slave trade after that. And they got me for awhile with the “gook” thing before, during, but not after Vietnam. Brainwashing about other. Other not to be trusted. Different then Us. Jewish, Black, Muslim, Woman driver, From the other side of division street, the other side of the tracks, a pig (cop), a Mormon, and after awhile I am left alone with the slaughter all around me.

  6. JS  September 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

    G,
    A suggestion… Involve select Native Americans with skills and attitude, esp. ex-military. They will do what it takes to protect Turtle Island. Even killing them physically, won’t stop them. This is a spiritual war too, and “the human beings” are already involved in that.

  7. Cold Wind  September 25, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This Mormon aspect is a ruse. Israel controls the politics of this country. Ergo, Israel, in essential areas, controls the National Security State. Drug traffic in the US and along the border with Mexico is controlled by the Israelis through a refurbished Meyer Lansky-like Mafia. Moronism is a product of Judaism century’s long assault against Christianity. It is derivative, in complete lockstep with Israel’s ambitions. Romney has said so. The Mormon hierarchy have threatened to “excommunicate” any Mormon who does not agree with Romney. This threat ensure subservience to Israel. Keep the focus on eradicating Israel’s influence over US politics.

  8. JS  September 25, 2012 at 7:11 am

    G,
    You make a very good point here, “The cult of Mormonism was the pathway for the cartels into the Southwest. Their history of social control, use of violence, crooked courts, rigged elections and theocratic government made them as much of a gang as the cartels. Partnership was natural.”

    Geography also makes a partnership between Mexican cartels and Mormons make sense. Both groups are all over the American West, and both growing rapidly in numbers. What you have not said, though, is that La Raza has always wanted to take back the West, a long-range political goal which the Mexican governments have supported since way back. It is not racist to say so. US amnesties for illegal aliens since the late 80s, have opened the floodgates for illegals from Mexico. The Mexican cartels are the tip of the iceberg. Even if the cartels are broken, there still remains the mass of (mostly decent and honest) Hispanic illegals as well as legals, who will eventually be used in a SEPARATIST break from the U.S. Secession of the Southern states did not work in the 1860s, but secession of the Western states in the (near?) future just might lead to another civil war.

  9. Mike Kay  September 24, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Mr. Duff,
    While this piece is anything but happy, I do believe you have come around to viewing Sheriff Arpaio as a law enforcement professional, something many in AZ and neighboring NM see clearly, and this is a happy thing because it gives the sheriff a fair shake.
    Our porous southern border is nothing new. During prohibition, the big smugglers chose booze. Today its drugs. I read one lone post claiming that legalization was cooked up by dimwits. My response is simple-how much booze smuggling still occurs?
    Money has no loyalty, no friends, only slaves. Take the money out, and they all magically disappear.

  10. Cold Wind  September 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Let’s see… if it is true the Israelis (ADL,IDF, and Israeli Security teams) train ( and profile) practically all US law enforcement, including those along the border with Mexico, we might want to make an educated guess as to the source of “police corruption” described in this article. I repeat: corruption correlates with bringing in the Israelis to ” train” our police. Further, infiltration of US law enforcement by Israeli operatives and assets, places Israel at the center of a very lucrative drugs and sex buisness–where Israel excells and where their expertise is well known. That would make the Mexican drug cartel’s access to ‘American markets’ some what derivative depending on the corruption delivered by the Israelis .Meyer Lansky would be proud.

  11. Allesandro  September 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    They didn’t earn the nickname “The Destroyers” for nothing. On a higher government level look at what they did to Japan, and why Japan has not exacted revenge. So above and beyond all the street level intimidation, murder, etc., there are larger other threats like 9/11 where they reap $billions while the rest lose everything. They think they have every base covered, and I’m not talking about Mexicans.

    Fortunately there are other forces at work for the good guys.

  12. Martin Maloney  September 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    “…This was an assassination using a commonly known tactic called “Boston brakes.” Look it up on your computer, it makes for very good reading.”

    Perhaps, with his advancing age, Gordon’s memory is failing, too. (Gratuitous jibe.) An article by Gordon himself, right here on VT, explains it all:

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/07/25/gordon-duff-boston-brakes-no-skidmarks-in-the-sky/

  13. tool  September 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    this makes me sick!!…its so blatantly obvious J.T Ready was murdered it aint even funny,,and its clear his murder climbs way back up to the top,,how could your local joe blow average cop do such a thing? even murder children?…and where the fawk is this girl!!!???,,,how do we know if she’s even still alive?,,why isnt anyone even looking into this?,,the mainstream media has an obligation to ask questions and report,,especially a story like this that has more holes then a brick of swiss cheese..our country has turned into a corrupt shithole and im pissed those obligated to investigate this matter back off from their job,,they cant kill everyone involved in an investigation and if they get the story out in the media first then it makes it harder for anyone to come after you,,because it will look more conspicuous…this shit enrages me!!

    • Gordon Duff  September 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Ready’s response, as it turns out, is the only possible response and Ready’s fate is also, as it turns out, the only possible fate.

      Americans who are genuine patriots will all die in a hail of police gunfire.

      The question we have…is it possible to reawaken the people…and, like the people of Iceland, remove the bloated tick from our throats?

    • Gerry  September 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      You Da Man Gordon! Tell it like it is.

      For those about to die we salute you!

    • mpennery  September 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      “Americans who are genuine patriots will all die in a hail of police gunfire.”

      I don’t think you’re giving us enough credit, Mr. Duff. Personally, I like our numbers and our odds and welcome the fight. Damn, I’m tired of the slow decline and wastin’ time. I also think most of the police will be on our side when the choice must be made. Money buys a lot of things but it doesn’t buy everything.

      Matt

      Lexington, ky

    • Subvet416  September 25, 2012 at 6:53 am

      But how to tell the patriots without a score card? Johnson said it best, I feel.

      “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”
      — Samuel Johnson (Boswell’s Life of Johnson)

      Since September 11, we’ve seen a huge increase in patriotic expressions here in the United States. As a result, this has probably become the most widely used Samuel Johnson quotation since that date. Perhaps not in mainstream media, but certainly in usenet postings. Many would say it’s become the Samuel Johnson quotation most widely misused, too.

      It would have been nice if Boswell provided more details about what was being discussed when Johnson leveled this complaint, but he doesn’t. The barb comes out of nowhere. (Please see the update below.) But Boswell makes up for this lack of context by making it clear that Johnson was not indicting all patriotism, merely false patriotism. Beyond that, all Boswell tells us is that it was part of a discussion on patriotism which occurred on April 7, 1775.

      What were the political issues of the day, and what were Johnson’s thoughts around that point in time? Well, by that time he had already published his famous political pamphlets of the 1770’s, including The False Alarm (1770) and The Patriot (1774). He had also published the fourth edition of his Dictionary, wherein he’d added an explanatory remark to his definition of “patriotism”. In both the first and fourth editions, he’d defined “patriot” as “One whose ruling passion is the love of his country.” In the fourth edition, Johnson added: “It is sometimes used for a factious disturber of the government.” From the original 1755 definition, repeated in 1773, as well as comments in Johnson’s various pamphlets, it’s clear that Johnson felt that patriotism was a valuable feeling, one which shouldn’t be taken lightly. All scoundrels may resort to patriotism, but this doesn’t mean that everyone who expresses patriotic sympathies are automatically scoundrels.

      All in all, it’s a pretty dangerous slur to throw around, and one has to have their evidence in advance if in order to accuse someone of being a scoundrel. I’ve seen it applied to both Senator Clinton and President Bush, without any supporting arguments beyond political philosophy. I saw it applied to both the Gore and Bush camps during the fallout in Florida over the 2000 election. (I myself directed it at the Bush camp, here, but of course I provided good arguments, irrefutable reasoning, and was completely correct in doing so.)

      The degree of the subjectivity becomes all the more apparent if we stop and think that Johnson considered Edmund Burke and his party just the sort of manipulative politician deserving of this petard. Johnson talks about false patriots as appealing to the rabble and circulating pointless petitions, all of which was done by the party Burke belonged to. (You might take a look at F. P. Lock’s excellent biography of Burke for further evidence.) In addition, Burke frequently spoke late in Parliamentary debates, and there was little new ground for him to cover on an issue beyond abstruse, theoretical patriotic arguments; and, Lock notes that Burke worked within the mindset of an intricate conspiracy theory within the court.

      A further argument that Johnson felt Burke a manipulative scoundrel comes from Boswell. Burke is a topic of discussion following the “last refuge” remark, and about Burke, Johnson says, “Sir, I do not say that he is not honest; but we have no reason to conclude from his political conduct that he is honest.” And on another occasion, Johnson said of him, “In private life he is a very honest gentleman; but I will not allow him to be so in publick life. People may be honest, though they are doing wrong; that is between their Maker and them. But we, who are suffering by their pernicious conduct, are to destroy them. We are sure that [Burke] acts from interest. We know what his genuine principles were. They who allow their passions to confound the distinctions between right and wrong, are criminal. They may be convinced; but they have not come honestly by their conviction.”

      Edmund Burke is of course one of the most revered politicians in British history, someone nobody takes lightly. And practically no one would say Burke wasn’t a patriotic politician. Anyone who misuses the Johnson complaint about false patriotism should be prepared for a retort along the lines of “such as Edmund Burke?” Watch them sputter while you lay these details on them.

      http://www.samueljohnson.com/qotw02q2.html#0630

    • johnliberty  September 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      “Americans who are genuine patriots will all die in a hail of police gunfire.”

      Like Jose Guerena, the marine who died defending his family from what he determined to be a SWAT drug raid, in the last moment before he was executed.

  14. Martin Maloney  September 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    For decades now, people have advocated legalizing drugs. “Take the profit out of it,” they’ve reasoned.

    When will it finally occur to those dimwits that that is exactly why the drugs remain illegal? Too many greedy, corrupt, powerful people are making too much money for them to ever allow that to happen.

    “Money makes the world go ’round, the world go ’round, the world go ’round…”

    • Gerry  September 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      What’s the “dimwits” denigration for? Of course it’s obvious. The dope growers in California were the biggest lobby against legalization / medicalization. Pharma, tobacco, oil, Drug Warriors and all the other suck asses who paricitize us are the ones you should be refering to as dimwits. Besides remember when you point a finger at something there are three pointing back at you.

    • Martin Maloney  September 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      I denigrated them as dimwits because they’re fighting a battle that they can’t win. They think that the problem can be solved through rational persuasion. They don’t even begin to understand the power that they are up against.

      The war in Vietnam was a drug war. The CIA’s Air America C-47s ferried heroin from Laos to Saigon. Heroin was shipped to the US in the body bags of dead US soldiers.

      The war in Kosovo was a drug war. The KLA gangs were the major heroin suppliers throughout Europe. That’s why the US demonized Serbia and sided with the KLA.

      The war In Afghanistan is a drug war. The Taliban eradicated opium poppy cultivation. That’s why the myth of bin Laden’s (fictional) Al Quaeda’s responsibility for 9/11 was invented, as the reason to invade that country and return it back into an opium plantation.

      The people at the top of the illegal drug trade have the power to take the US to war.

      The people who publicly advocate — as opposed to those who privately favor — the legalization of drugs aren’t just taking a knife to a gun fight. They’re going unarmed into a hostile war zone.

    • Gerry  September 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Every war since the Anglosphere’s inception has been about addiction to something. Salt, Tea, Sugar, Opium, Oil, Slavery both chattel and economic, you name it.

      You might as well say we’re all fighting a battle we can’t win. Drugs, Freedom, Same thing!

      Dimwits because we offer a sensible solution? Nah, Not at all!

  15. Aine  September 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Arizona and the southwest has been a right off for years. Arpiao is a buffoon. Anyone who has lived in the southwest knows that Arizona is a punitive, cruel state… and that’s not because of the drug-lords. Yeah… just go to Silver City, NM which about 70 miles from the border of Mexico. The local drug lord resides in a fortress on Little Walnut St. All the locals in this city of 10,000 people know who he is and that includes the totally corrupt police department. The former magistrate in that town ( a former cop) was known for his drug activity and now he’s running for commissioner. The Mexican border town near Deming, NM use to be a thriving business area for dentists who provided cheap dental work for New Mexicans. After a big drug battle at the border ( which involved helicopters used by the druggies) and after the town leaders were assassinated…the area became a ghost town. What’s interesting about this area is that there are many former CIA/military/government people who retire in this region. Should drugs be legalized?? Maybe we could then go after the real crime…

  16. Gerry  September 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    This is nothing new as far as official corruption in the Southwest. Been going on for time immemorial. I personally became involved on the periphery in the early 80s of what later became to be known as the Iran / Contra Scandal. With the nature of compartmentization I did not realize the full extent of what had occurred until over 10 years later. There were several untimely deaths and “Suicides” amongst participants. It didn’t start then either and it hasn’t stopped yet. A local Sheriff not to far from here sucicided himself a little while back. I knew him. Big Bush supporter and apparently in over his head obviously. Large sums of cash are still being laundered by official entities that I’m aware of.

    It’s a simple matter of eliminating the money. Yes most drugs suck, especially the pharmaceuticals but it’s question of survival and ending the longest war in US history now and forever.

  17. FactversusHype  September 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    If Obama had stopped illegal immigration instead of handing them and everyone welfare to keep people dumb, had he stopped prosecuting marijuana and had not been harassing Arpiao, the cartels may have begun to lose their grip. All of this has been going on under O, including under his first two years with a Dem majority. Both parties make money on the drug business. That’s because the government does not act for the people, they act for the corporations, including drug cartels -shadow corporations.
    – For those who don’t know, the country was changed to a corporation in the 1870’s, this is why so-called representatives act in corporate interests, not our interests. The ‘choices’ this election are not choices. They are both warring types, R is more obvious. Despite inference that only R is backed by drugs instead of both (O in Afghan for opium/heroin), or inferences elsewhere that O would throw Israel or zios under the bus in any real way, that is just illusion. If he would have, it would be done by now. Instead, trillions spent on phony wars with the border left wide open. What we actually see is O buying bullets and talking about zombies (that will result from false flags). The only benefit to R may be his election could get the welfare people off of their behinds. Though it’s late, somebody has actually done something about the US corp situation, the question is will the rest of us help inform others with these links. They spell it out – paste to browser

    pacinlaw.org/error/

    newtomorrow.us/

    realitybloger.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/who-owns-america/ – includes 30 facts

    –* Someone actually DOING something, also found at rense.com –
    ppjg.me/2012/09/21/criminalcivil-charges-filed-against-washington-state-corporate-government/

    Example of restorative – republicoftheunitedstates.org/

    • bahmi  September 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Gordy expresses, indirectly, support for Obama, despite these strikes against the president. He lambastes Romney, but strangely leaves out criticisms of Obama and many of us have seen this. Why?
      Obama has done well on his merry rounds to try and destroy this nation and he gets support from prominent people who have no dogs in the fight? And, implicitly, it is felt, concomitantly, that at the “right time”, Obama will rise up and strike the Likudist element in this country and smite it dead. He’s just waitin’ for the right moment, that’s what he’s waitin’ for. The right moment….
      Gordie has proved his point, Romney Rots, but omission of the contributions of Obama is disingenuous, to say the least.

    • Gordon Duff  September 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Bahmi

      the problem, i think you would agree is that we haven’t seen obama

      you’re conjecture is that he actually doesn’t exist

      don’t think we all aren’t afraid of just that

      g

    • WideAwake  September 26, 2012 at 5:23 am

      Gordon, forgive me if you’ve answered this elsewhere, but what do you think is the best way to show this criminal government that we’re on to their corrupt presidential (s)election process? Voting for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil, and abstinence will be chalked up as apathy. I’m thinking of writing in Dennis Kucinich.

    • Gordon Duff  September 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      It was Reagan that opened the border to please the Imperial Valley Growers Association, his biggest political backers early on.

      The illegal immigrant issue is a GOP issue..to break labor unions and push down wages.

      In 8 years, with Bush as president, illegal immigration doubled every 3 months.

      g

    • FactversusHype  September 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Reagan, Bush? This is 2012, four years of Obama. I voted for him now it’s five more wars, loss of my rights, banks on the brink, and haarp quakes being cued up along with whatever other false flags. Immigration is a jobs issue, a billions of dollars welfare issue, and as we see here, a crime issue. These are not just ‘gop’ issues. I have never been a Republican. Obama is flooding millions of immigrants including h1b visas taking jobs. Immigrants reproduce more than citizens, and more than they pay for themselves, the rest of us are forced to pay for them. Add shipping more jobs overseas. GM now to china. Most of us don’t have financial interests in Obama or a bunker, so we have to consider all facts.

    • JS  September 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      G,
      The amnesty of 1988 was technically done during the end of the Reagan admin. but the real culprit was VP GHW Bush. I have a family member, a US citizen, who had an app. pending in 1987, had to apply again and again in 1988, finally to be told, they were sorry he spent his money 3 times with no action, but they were flooded with amnesty requests, and the apps. of the illegals came first. He was furious, as it cost him an extra $5000 out of his own pocket.

    • sharkey  September 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      In 8 years, with Bush as president, illegal immigration doubled every three months.

      That is not an accurate statement G. Clarify.

      They came because there were jobs!!

    • blockaderunner  September 28, 2012 at 6:18 am

      Forget that false left-right paradigm will ya. It doesn’t matter which team (red or blue) has possession of the ball…..it’s the same game. The demon-rats control by creating a nanny state, the repugnant-cons, a police state. They’re merely fighting over the reins of power- the check book..

    • rev jon  September 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      go back and read Brian’s comment here:

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/20/barack-obama-lied-about-religions/

  18. Gerry  September 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Legalize drugs. For that matter legalize all business between consenting adults that does not infringe on common law principles. Go to Washington and burn the US Code. Then to every state captitol and jetison all unconstitutional laws.

    Take the huge sums of mammon out of the equation and give the police bonuses for ferreting out political and bureaucratic corruption. That should occupy their time.

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