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T H E C R I M I N A L C O N V E N T I O N =============================================== by S h e r m a n H. S k o l n i c k
It was a good time for big-time criminals to meet. After all, Jimmy Buffet and his band were at a huge rock concert in a Chicago suburb. Some consider him close to the worldwide dope and gun trade. And Jimmy Buffet says his uncle is tycoon Warren Buffet.
Some know that Warren Buffet did not become a zillionaire the way he brags to business school sharpies who are dummies. As a major owner of Walt Disney, Warren Buffet controls ABC News -- they cover up big-bucks cheating and assassinating -- and he is in a position to wash illicit funds worldwide through his major ownership of the Wall Street bond house, Salomon Brothers. And Warren Buffet is close to intelligence agencies through his major ownership of Coca Cola, some of whose far-flung offices are outposts for dirty tricks by the American CIA. (Some contend Coca Cola, moreso than Royal Crown and Pepsi, gives you that "kick" because it has a trace of cocaine. A unit of Stepan Chemical Co. is a major importer of coca leaves used to make the secret Coca Cola base. A by-product, supposedly for the pharmaceutical trade, is the production of cocaine.)
Is Warren Buffet like the late swindler/spy Robert Maxwell? (Maxwell's empire crumbled after he mysteriously fell off his boat to his death. Maxwell was buried in Israel with honors, as if he were head of Mossad, Israeli Intelligence.)
And Warren Buffet tracks federal government employees through his major ownership of Geico Insurance, specializing in coverage for such persons. And the CIA and the Vatican Bank do clandestine dealing through Warren Buffet as the major owner of the worldwide money laundry Wells Fargo which, in turn, is a major owner of Household International, successor to the CIA proprietary, Nugan-Hand Bank. (See: "The Crimes of Patriots" by Jonathan Kwitny.)
After the Jimmy Buffet concert there were private meetings and
parties in the criminal sanctuary, Northwest Indiana. Present:
a Who's Who of real crime -- not just Warren Buffet's agent,
alter ego, and nephew, Jimmy -- but the owners of a wholesale
meat operation reportedly a distribution point for dope.
-- Also, the head of a foundation which develops
tax-cheating real estate reportedly for concealing illicit
funds including truck line dopers and medical lab fakers.
-- Transportation arrangers whose boxcars of auto parts
from Mexico come up to Northwest Indiana reportedly with
tons of Mary Jane from Jamaica, that is, marijuana.
-- Major dope and gun bankers and their circle were there.
After all, how else to quietly wire your loot to a book
entry at some brass-plate bank in the Caribbean and
-- Overlords from nearby riverboat gambling casinos were there. Their night shift is when the washing machines are going.
-- A circle was there of so-called "friends and family" of foreign intelligence agencies, secret police of various stripes and kinds. After all, they also like to hobnob and gamble and work deals.
Some live nearby, or drove in. Others flew in and out of nearby suburban Lansing Airport, reportedly favored by criminals with big connections who want a safe, protected, transit point.
A few lesser lights were there, such as those specializing in loading and unloading cash into automatic teller machines. Nationwide, cash machines are a favorite place to stuff in dope cash and make it disappear among know-nothings. You need a friendly crooked banker to make it work. And the courier has to be shadowed by the dope trade's security guards, to be sure an independent stick-up artist does not interfere.
-- One or more "mules" were there. They know how to go into the front door of a pick-up point -- financial services, so-called "mortgage" companies and such -- with the "mule" wearing one color wig going in and coming out the back door wearing another wig and carrying a heavy suitcase of cash headed for the airport to the laundry.
The highly corrupt bosses of the FBI, Drug Enforcement, and the IRS participated, in one way or another, with these secret meetings and parties in the gangster enclave, Northwest Indiana. Just as documented in that heavy book, "The Underground Empire", by James Mills, telling the inner secrets of the dope cartel.
One catch, however: all these folks have been aiding and conniving with state-sponsored would-be terrorists and assassins, of Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, and elsewhere -- some considered sworn enemies of the U.S. And: helping enemies of American allies, such as aiding the IRA which reportedly like to bomb England.
So a highly skilled Counter-Intelligence team had the criminal convention under total audio and video surveillance. All their voices, faces, and details are being examined and re-evaluated, as authorized by the super-secret Court that meets in sound-proof rooms in Baltimore, under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
(But remember, in 1973, during the Vietnam War, Chicago-area gangsters were used to produce counterfeit money. Purpose: to counterfeit the North Vietnamese currency to help topple their government. These gangsters were later murdered, one by one, under strange circumstances: Sam DeStefano, Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli, and others. The U.S. government operates in mysterious ways: they don't always do things for the benefit of ordinary people; they usually just benefit their own circle. Whether the result of the recent Northwest Indiana surveillance will be positive remains to be seen.)
It was a night that will live in infamy. Late on Friday, June 7, 1996, early on Saturday (after midnight, Friday), June 8, 1996. They plotted the future of dope laundries and gun running, while aiding nuclear terrorists.
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