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Chicago Torture Cop Jon Burge Wants Short Sentence Based On Military Service

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Huffington Post | January 11, 2011

Jon Burge

One of the most notorious figures in Chicago police brutality is asking for a light sentence based on having fought in Korea and Vietnam.

Former police commander Jon Burge is believed to have overseen the torture of dozens if not hundreds of suspects, almost all of them black men, to extract confessions at the Area 2 police headquarters. During Burge’s trial last summer, witnesses testified that he personally shackled, electrocuted, suffocated and beat them to force their admissions of guilt.

At that trial, Burge was ultimately convicted — not of torture, for which the statute of limitations had expired, but of perjury, for lying to a jury in 2003 when he said he had no knowledge of any such practices happening on his watch. “If Al Capone went down for taxes, it’s better than him going down for nothing,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said.

Prosecutors have hoped for a substantial sentence for Burge, seeking anywhere from 24 to 30 years of jail time. The probation department, however, recommended a much shorter term, between 15 and 21 months.

Burge’s lawyers apparently weren’t satisfied. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Tuesday that they’re seeking a still-shorter term for the convicted former cop. The reason: his military service record.

“He attained the rank of staff sergeant and received the Bronze Star medal for actions taken in ground operations against hostile forces as well as four Army Commendation medals,” Burge’s lawyers wrote in a recent filing, according to the paper.

His age and ill health — he is 63 and has cancer — were also cited as reasons to shorten his sentence.

Sentencing will take place on January 20.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/jon-burge-torture-cop-wan_n_807414.html

Er, Uh. FBI Building to be Constructed by La Costa Developer

By Don Bauder
San Diego Reader | January 15, 2011

Las Vegas’s Molasky Group of Companies will construct a $100 million, four-story San Diego headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ironies abound. The Molasky Group of Companies was founded by Irwin Molasky and now run by his children. The elder Molasky and three others, including notorious bootlegger and owner of illegal casinos, Morris (Moe) Dalitz, developed La Costa in North County.

Dalitz was grilled by the Kefauver committee’s organized crime committee in the 1950s. Dalitz was one of the kingpins of the Cleveland mob during Prohibition. After that era ended, he ran illegal casinos in Ohio and Kentucky, and ultimately ended up in Las Vegas, where he was generally known as the peacemaker who kept the various mob groups from attacking one another. A story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal related Dalitz’s life in the mob, and in reputable businesses.

The 2008 book “Havana Nocturne,” which tells how the U.S. mob took over Havana, spells out how Dalitz was one of the attendees at the infamous Havana Conference at the Hotel Nacional in 1946. Among other dignitaries who attended were Meyer Lansky of the Bugs and Meyer Mob, Lucky Luciano, Tony (Big Tuna) Accardo, Albert (Lord High Executioner) Anastasia, and Frank Costello, “the Prime Minister of the Underworld.”

Moe Dalitz

Dalitz was a partner with Molasky in a hospital, too. The bank controlled by the late C. Arnholt Smith made the interim loans on La Costa, and the notorious Central States Teamsters Fund would then assume the loan, according to a former official of Smith’s long-defunct U.S. National Bank.

Not long after La Costa was built, Penthouse Magazine published an article saying that the resort had been built and was frequented by gangsters. Then ensued a lengthy lawsuit. Eventually, Penthouse issued a statement that it did not mean to imply that Molasky and another partner, Merrv Adelson “are or were members of organized crime or criminals.” Dalitz was not included in the statement. Molasky and the Molasky Group of Companies are highly respected in Las Vegas. So, too, was Dalitz, now deceased. As recently as 2008, Dalitz’s daughter lived in Rancho Santa Fe. The Molasky company has built a number of FBI buildings.

My thanks to Matt Potter for alerting me to this story. It ran in the Union-Tribune yesterday (Jan. 14) without any mention of this history.

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/financial-crime-politics/2011/jan/15/er-uh-fbi-building-to-be-constructed-by-la-costa-d/

By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press | January 13, 2011

An ex-CIA operative told immigration officials in 2005 that he was not involved in hotel bombings in Havana that killed an Italian tourist, according to a transcript read at his perjury trial Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Anti-Fidel Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles is facing 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and naturalization fraud, accused of making false statements during immigration interviews five years ago in El Paso, after he sneaked into the United States. Prosecutors say he lied about how he slipped into the country and also failed to acknowledge his role in 1997 Cuban hotel bombings, even though he had admitted responsibility in interviews with the New York Times.

In the transcript from August 2005, Posada explains that a newspaper interview in which he claimed responsibility for planning them was conducted in English, and he therefore did not understand the questions.

Posada, 82, was seeking American citizenship and under oath during the hearings in El Paso when Homeland Security attorney Gina Garrett-Jackson asked if he arranged for associates to plant bombs that exploded in a popular tourist restaurant and a number of luxury hotels in Havana. An Italian tourist was killed.

When he denied involvement, Garrett-Jackson asked Posada about his admitting planning the attacks in interviews with the Times from Aruba in 1998.

She read from a transcript of that hearing, telling the jury that Posada responded through an interpreter, “the interview was conducted in English, a language I do not know,” and that he added, “there were illegal recordings made” of what was said then.

Garrett-Jackson told of asking Posada if he viewed the bombings as “a very big event.” She said he made several responses, including “that doesn’t mean that it was me,” and “I don’t agree with . . . I don’t know. I don’t have an opinion about that.”

Audio recordings of those hearing were then played for the jury.

Posada worked for the CIA in the early 1960s under the codename, “AMCLEVE/15” and remained a paid informant for years afterward. In court, he wears an earpiece providing simultaneous translation to the proceedings, even though declassified U.S. government documents indicate he speaks and understands English.

Establishing that Posada lied during immigration hearings is key to the case against him, even though U.S. authorities have not charged him with any crime in the hotel bombings, only for lying about them and lying about how he made it to U.S. soil five years ago. Prosecutors say they plan to call around 17 total witnesses.

They charge he sailed from Mexico to Florida on a shrimp boat converted into a yacht, even though he said under oath that he paid a smuggler to take him through Mexico to Houston, where he says he took a bus to Miami.

The governments of Cuba and Venezuela say Posada not only orchestrated the hotel bombings, but also planned an explosion aboard a Cuban airliner in 1976 that killed all 73 passengers and crew. A U.S. immigration judge has previously ruled, however, that Posada cannot be deported to face charges in either Venezuela or Cuba because of fears he could be tortured.

A Venezuelan military court once acquitted Posada of charges in the airline bombing, but the decision was later thrown out. He escaped from prison in 1985, before a civilian trial was completed.

Speaking to reporter Ann Louise Bardach in 1998, Posada admitted involvement in the Havana hotel bombings, saying they were only meant to “break windows and cause minor damage” and that the death of Italian Fabio di Celmo was “bad luck.” He later recanted his involvement.

Prosecutors say Posada granted the taped interviews with Bardach because he was concerned the attacks in Havana had not significantly frightened would-be visitors and hurt Cuba’s tourism industry. Defense attorneys maintain the tapes of the Times interview were heavily doctored and that while Posada may have claimed some responsibility as a well-known Castro foe, he was not directly involved.

During her testimony Thursday, Garrett Jackson did not indicate why she asked Posada about past bombings during an immigration hearing, saying only that she “had received information” Posada was involved. She did not say where that information came from. Prosecutors also won’t explain why Garrett-Jackson, based in Miami, came to El Paso to interview Posada.

Posada was born in Cuba but left after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. In 2000, he was arrested in Panama in connection with an attempt to assassinate Castro there, but he received a presidential pardon in 2005. That March, his lawyer said Posada had come to Miami and was seeking U.S. political asylum, and he was arrested two months later on charges that eventually became perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud.

http://www.ksro.com/news/article.aspx?id=2880749

NukeGate: “The Biggest Political Scandal of the Past Decade: Lockheed/Sandia, Bush’s State Dept., Pakistan’s Nuclear Smuggling & the Hidden Parapolitics of the Plame Scandal” 

By Fred Bronfman AlterNet | January 16, 2011

There are few scenarios more frightening for America than a domestic nuclear terrorist incident, which could kill tens of thousands of people, devastate the economy and turn America into a police state. And the greatest potential source of nuclear materials for such an incident lies in Pakistan. As a March 2010 Harvard study reported, Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile “faces a greater threat from Islamic extremists seeking nuclear weapons than any other nuclear stockpile on earth.”

The single most significant revelation of the State Department cables released by WikiLeaks is thus that U.S. policy is actually increasing the danger of a nuclear incident. The cables reveal that the U.S. has so alienated the Pakistani people that their government fears cooperating with Washington on nuclear matters; that the U.S.-India nuclear energy agreement has convinced Pakistani officials to enlarge their already unstable nuclear stockpile; and that Washington has expanded U.S. military operations into Pakistan in a way that Ambassador Anne Patterson herself secretly admitted “risks destabilizing the Pakistani state” (9-23-09 cable). These newly disclosed official U.S. cables, which strongly point to the growing threat to Americans from mismanaged U.S. policy, require urgent congressional hearings, greater media investigation and public protest. A growing number of observers are beginning to awaken to the increasing danger of Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile, such as Fareed Zakaria who recently wrote: “I had always believed that ultimately, Pakistan’s governing elite was in charge, its military would not allow the country to crumble, and its nuclear arsenal was safe. After last week, I am not so sure.” But Zakaria and others have failed to acknowledge that bungled U.S. policy toward Pakistan, not just an incompetent Pakistani military, is helping increase the danger of a nuclear incident. U.S. ground and drone assassination, and pressure on the Pakistani military to undertake military offensives in tribal areas, is increasing support for extremism in Pakistan. The assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by an extremist, supported by large sectors of Pakistani public opinion, as well as the rest of Taseer’s bodyguards, is an urgent wakeup call about the growing danger to the security of Pakistani nukes from the 120-130,000 Pakistanis working at nuclear sites. Steve Coll has reported in the New Yorker that “Pakistan’s Personnel Reliability Programs, as they are known in the nuclear security trade, involve not only evaluating the suitability of bodyguards for governors but also the management of the country’s swelling stockpile of fissile materials and nuclear bombs. Taseer’s betrayal should give pause to those officials in Washington who seem regularly to express complacency, or at least satisfaction, about the security of Pakistan’s arsenal.” Despite this, however, the Obama Administration is still pushing for the very policies that are destabilizing Pakistan and its nuclear materials – as revealed by the Wikileaks cable. While outside observers have criticized U.S. policy towards Pakistan, the critical importance of the Wikileaks cables is that they offer official proof that (1) U.S. and allied experts are extremely worried about the instability of Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile; and (2) U.S. policy is destabilizing both Pakistan and its nuclear materials, and thus endangering U.S. national security. Ambassador Patterson, reporting on the Pakistani government breaking its 2007 written agreement to return U.S.-supplied nuclear material to the U.S., wrote in quoting a Pakistani official that “if the local media got word of the fuel removal, `they certainly would portray it as the United States taking Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.’” Patterson added that “the negative media attention has begun to hamper U.S. efforts to improve Pakistan’s nuclear security and nonproliferation practices” (5-27-09 cable). A subsequent cable revealed that Pakistani distrust of the U.S. government has left Washington unable to encourage Pakistan to sign key pacts limiting nuclear proliferation, and that there is little coordination on nuclear matters between the American and Pakistani governments (11-24-09 cable). http://www.alternet.org/world/149547/wikileaks_revelation%3A_how_us_policy_in_pakistan_heightens_the_risk_of_nuclear_attack

I know, I know, the obvious caveat: Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyons, also served the CIA after the war, ran a Bolivian death squad, the “Handmaidens of Death,” that trained Nicaraguan Contras and exported cocaine to American streets. Please tell it to Spiegel. (It’s actually here, though, buried in redactions and explained by identification  – the Gehlen Org, it’s disclosed in German documents, “knew” Barbie’s address in Bolivia. The Org, it’s well known, was an arm of the CIA’s cold war espionage apparatus. So the CIA’s jackals knew where Barbie was hiding and could have blown the whistle on him at any time, but chose to collaborate with him instead. Are “we” not the world’s most powerful “rogue” state? Q: Why on earth would the postwar Germans need a spy, let alone a Nazi fugitive, in Bolivia? A: They didn’t – but the CIA/Gehlen net did.)  – AC

Klaus Barbie was West German agent: report

Expatica | January 17, 2011

Notorious Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was a secret agent for West German intelligence in Bolivia after World War II, German magazine Spiegel reported on Monday.

The former head of the Gestapo in Lyon was recruited in late 1965 in La Paz, where he was living as Klaus Altmann, and given the code name “Adler” (“Eagle”), Spiegel cited documents from Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), as showing.

The “Butcher of Lyon” used his connections with top officials like the Bolivian interior minister and the La Paz mayor to send reports to West Germany, and was noted as being “intelligent” and “discreet,” Spiegel said. Such suspicions are not new but the documents seen by Spiegel provide proof for the first time, and there are also indications that the BND was well aware of its agent’s real identity, the magazine said.

The cooperation ended abruptly in 1966 when the BND became worried that the Soviet Union and communist East Germany — this was the height of the Cold War — might use his real identity to blackmail him, Spiegel said. Also, the BND contained other former SS and Gestapo people who would have known Barbie, and its predecessor, Organisation Gehlen, knew Barbie’s address in southern Germany before he fled to Bolivia, the magazine said.

Barbie lied by telling his handler that he had been in the Waffen SS and had fled East Germany in the 1950s, and the BND would normally have checked this thoroughly before hiring him, Spiegel added. There are signs in what Spiegel called a “noticeably incomplete” BND report on Barbie that these checks were carried out, the magazine said, and suspicions were also raised when he declined to come to West Germany for training.

In the early 1970s French Nazi-hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld tracked Barbie down and France succeeded in extraditing him in 1983. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 and died in jail in 1991.

The Spiegel report came a week after the Bild daily cited newly released documents as showing that German intelligence knew Adolf Eichmann was hiding out in Argentina eight years before Israeli agents kidnapped him in 1960. In 1960, Mossad agents snatched Eichmann, one of the main executors of Adolf Hitler’s “final solution”, in Buenos Aires. He was brought to Israel for trial, where he was convicted and hanged in 1962.

The head of the BND, Ernst Uhrlau, has pressed for years for historians to be given greater access to the organisation’s files, and these revelations are likely to strengthen his case, Spiegel said.

http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/french-news/klaus-barbie-was-west-german-agent-report_123698.html

“… The point …  is not that Alex Jones, Zeitgeist, or The Tea Party are responsible for Loughner’s crimes. The point is that he targeted Giffords for a reason, one rooted in his unhinged interpretation of recognizable conspiracy theories. …”

The Cult Web Film that Inspired Loughner 

” … According to a friend of his interviewed on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the conspiracy documentary Zeitgeist ‘poured gasoline on his fire’ and had ‘a profound impact on Jared Loughner’s mindset and how he views the world that he lives in.’ …

But it’s not that simple. It’s hard to place Zeitgeist and Loose Change on the conventional partisan spectrum-both come from a shadowy conspiracy-mad subculture where the far right and the far left meet. Yet it’s the contemporary right, the right of Glenn Beck and the Tea Party, that has mainstreamed ideas from this demimonde in an unprecedented way. … ” – Michelle Goldberg, MSNBC

Ex-Friend: Loughner Was Influenced By Conspiracy Theory Movie

Eric Lach

TPM | January 17, 2011

In the same Good Morning America interview in which he said that Jared Lee Loughner “wasn’t on the left, he wasn’t on the right,” former Loughner friend Zach Osler mentioned a documentary film called Zeitgeist, which he says heavily influenced the alleged Tucson gunman.

Osler, who George Stephanopoulos described as perhaps “Loughner’s last close friend,” said, “I really think that this Zeitgeist documentary had a profound impact upon Jared Loughner’s mindset, and how he viewed the world that he lives in.”

And though by Osler’s account he and Loughner stopped hanging out two years ago, and there’s no way of knowing what Loughner thinks of the documentaries today, there are a few resonances between the film and the online videos attributed to Loughner.

Zeitgeist: The Movie, produced in 2007 by a man named Peter Joseph, is actually the first film in what’s now a trilogy. A sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum, came out in 2008, and a third film, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, was scheduled to be released over the weekend. Together, they form the foundation for The Zeitgeist Movement, which, according to the movement’s website, “works globally to spread information about a new social system called a Resource Based Economy.” The website claims 420,000 people have registered as part of the movement, and says “estimates” put the number of online views of the original Zeitgeist: The Movie at over 100 million. (In March 2009, The New York Times reported on a “Z-Day” event in New York City.)

The first film (which you can watch in its entirety here) “debunks” myths and “exposes” conspiracies about religion, monetary policy, wars and 9/11. The film features a nameless narrator, and combines graphics, news footage and trippy animations with words from famous thinkers, stand up comedians and public officials, topping it all off with commentary from various conspiracy theorists. Among other things, the movie critiques the central bank model, controlled by the “ruthless banking interests,” which it says leads inexorably to debt.

“The end result of this system is essentially slavery,” the narrator says. “For it is technically impossible for a government and thus the public to ever come out of this self-generating debt.”

Getting rid of the gold standard, according to the film, was a way to rob the public of wealth, and lock it into a system controlled by an elite few.

“The only thing that gives our money value is the public faith and how much of it is in circulation,” the narrator says. “Therefore, the power to regulate the money supply is also the power to regulate its value, which is also the power to manipulate and control entire economies.”

In online videos attributed to him, Loughner shows an obsession with “currency” that echoes the arguments from Zeitgeist. He spoke of “mind control” and government control. One video, titled “Introduction: Jared Loughner,” was concerned with the creation of “new currency.”

“No! I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver!” Loughner wrote. “No! I won’t trust in God!”

In another video, titled “hello,” Loughner writes, “the current government officials are in power for their currency, but I’m informing you for your new currency!”

After Osler mentioned his movie to the press, Peter Joseph issued a statement criticizing the media for making any connection between the massacre that occurred in Tucson and his film.

It has come to my attention that various mainstream news organizations are beginning to run an association between my 2007 performance piece/film, “Zeitgeist: The Movie” and the tragic murders conducted by an extremely troubled young man in Tucson, Arizona. They are also slowly beginning to bleed the obvious line between my 2007 documentary work, my film series as a whole and The Zeitgeist Movement, which I am the founder. Frankly, I find this isolating, growing association tremendously irresponsible on the part of ABC, NBC and their affiliates – further reflecting the disingenuous nature of the America Media Establishment today.

Make no mistake: The Social System is to blame for the rampage of Jared Loughner – not some famous online documentary which is known as the most viewed documentary of all time in internet history. Are the other 200 million people who have seen the film also preparing for murder sprees? I think not

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/01/ex-friend_loughner_was_influenced_by_conspiracy_th.php

Alex Jones (Right-Wing Propagandist) Interviews Peter Joseph (zeitgiest)

Alex Jones is in the first Zeitgeist movie.