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FTR #402 Pincer’s Movement

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This program analyzes the Islamofascist/Nazi/white supremacist link. Constituting the twin elements of a pincers movement directed by the Underground Reich, the white supremacists and the Islamofascists will, if not interdicted, destroy the United States and will-as Winston Churchill said-“plunge the world into an abyss, made more sinister by the knights of perverted science.” While the one attacks from without, the other may well attack from within.

Program Highlights Include: A nationally syndicated column by conservative pundit Bob Novak indicating that the Bush administration is, indeed, “wagging the dog” in Iraq; alleged espionage by National Guard intelligence officers on behalf of white supremacist lawyer Kirk Lyons; Lyons’ wedding at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho; review of the low-level suicide aerial attack on the Pentagon with which The Turner Diaries culminates; review of the alleged 9/11/Oklahoma City link running  through a motel outside of Oklahoma City; review of the alleged Philippine/Al Qaeda/Oklahoma City link; organized crime/narcotics-smuggling connections to the Aby Sayyaf (Al Qaeda affiliate); the connections of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to the Muslim Brotherhood; Mohammed’s links to Operation Bojinka and the Oklahoma City bombing; the relocation of Al Qaeda elements to the “three borders” area of Latin America; and the organized-crime and drug-smuggling elements working with the Islamofascists in the “three borders” region.

1. Beginning with a column by Bob Novak-a conservative columnist-the program highlights the view of Bush allies that this administration is engaging in the Iraqi adventure as a substitute for a viable domestic and economic policy. “A senior Bush official privately admits what his administration cannot declare publicly. The stagnant economy, a dagger aimed at the heart of George W. Bush’s second term, will not immediately respond to the president’s economic growth program. The economic engine will not be revived until the war against Saddam Hussein is launched and won. Military victory is anticipated inside the Bush administration as the tonic that will prompt corporation officers and private investors to unleash the American economy’s dormant power. Although it is impolitic to say so, the fact that the United States will be sitting on a new major oil supply will stimulate the domestic economy. That puts a high premium on quickly gaining control of Iraq’s oil wells before they can be torched-a major uncertainty in an otherwise strictly scripted scenario.” (“Playing Texas Poker, Bush Bets All on Iraq” by Robert Novak; Chicago Sun-Times; 3/6/2003; pp. 1-2.)

2. ” ‘This is Texas poker, with the president putting everything on Iraq,’ a Republican senator (who thoroughly approves of this policy) told me. The extraordinary gamble by Bush leads to deepening apprehension by Republican politicians as they wait for the inevitable war. They consider the Democratic Party divided, drifting to the left and devoid of new ideas. Yet, Bush’s re-election next year is threatened by two issues: the economy and the war on terrorism. Success on both is tied to war with Iraq. . . .” (Ibid.; p. 2.)

3. ” . . . The senator who told me the president is playing ‘Texas poker’ is delighted to march with Bush in a crusade for democracy in the Arab world, a goal that colleagues well-versed in diplomacy view as unrealistic. That is the heart of George W. Bush’s gamble, with his presidency and the course of the nation at stake.” (Ibid.; p. 3.)

4. Next, the broadcast sets forth alleged espionage conducted by an Army National Guard officer on behalf of Aryan Nations attorney Kirk Lyons. (For more about Lyons and his connections to alleged Oklahoma City bombing mastermind Andreas Strassmeir, see-among other programs-FTR#’s 399, 400, as well as the programs cited in that broadcast.) Significantly, the documents allegedly given to Lyons involved the response of the National Guard to emergencies either foreign or domestic. It is worth noting that the alleged espionage took place in 1999, when the 9/11 attacks were being planned. “A former Washington Army National Guard intelligence officer arrested earlier this week on espionage charges had a top-secret clearance and had drifted toward the radical right in recent years, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Rafael Davila, 51, and his ex-wife, Deborah Davila, 46, are suspected of providing white supremacists and other radical organizations with sensitive materials involving the strategic response of the Guard to a variety of emergency situations, both foreign and domestic, according to a Department of Justice source.” (“Two Indicted on Espionage Charges, Linked to Supremacist Groups” by Mike Carter and Ray Rivera; Seattle Times; 2/6/2003; p. 1.)

5. “Military officials confirmed Rafael Davila’s clearance level but would not comment on what information he allegedly provided. The two were arrested Tuesday after a grand jury in Spokane indicted them on unlawful possession of ‘documents related to the national defense of the united States’ in 1999-the year Rafael Davila retired from the Guard with the rank of major.” (Idem.)

6. “Rafael Davila is named in a single felony count while Deborah Davila is named in three counts, including providing false statements to the FBI in April 2000. According to the indictment, she lied when she told agents she did not know Kirk Lyons-a firebrand North Carolina lawyer who has defended the Ku Klux Klan and White Patriot Party and who has advocated for ‘Southern Ethnic Cleansing.'” (Idem.)

7. “Lyons was involved as a defense lawyer in a 1987 trial in Fort Smith Ark, in which Butler and 10 others were charged with seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government by acts of violence. All the defendants were acquitted. A federal law-enforcement source said some of the national security documents were passed on to Lyons. Lyons has not been charged with a crime. He told The Associated Press he barely knew Deborah Davila but that she had attended his wedding, which was performed by Aryan nations founder Richard Butler at the group’s for compound near Hayden Lake, Idaho.” (Idem.)

8. Deborah Davila-allegedly involved in the theft of the documents-was an attendee at Lyons wedding. Because of the fact that the wedding took place at the Hayden Lake compound in Idaho-VERY heavily guarded and not accessible to outsiders, this is of more than passing significance. “Kirk Lyons, an attorney from Texas who defended a rogues’ gallery of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, tied the knot at the Aryan Nations encampment in September 1990. It was actually a Scottish-style double wedding, with kilts and bagpipes. Lyons and his friend Neil Payne married two sisters, Brenna and Beth Tate, respectively. Their brother, David Tate, was then in prison for murdering a Missouri State highway patrolman. David had been a member of ‘the Order,’ a terrorist offshoot of the Aryan Nations that embarked upon a spree of bank heists and killings in the United States during the early 1980s. Tate had participated in several commando raids against armored cars before the police caught up with him.” (The Beast Reawakens; Martin A. Lee; Copyright 1997 [HC]; Little, Brown & Co.; ISBN 0-316-51959-6; pp. 339-340.)

9. It should be noted that the Order was financed by “German families living in Latin America.” “Otherwise known as die Bruder Schweigen (German for ‘the Silent Brotherhood’), the Order was led by a young, neo-Nazi zealot named Robert Jay Mathews, who recruited followers when he frequented the Aryans Nations headquarters. Mathews fancied himself a latter-day Robin Hood who robbed from the Jews and gave to the Aryans. Using stolen money and counterfeit bills, he waged a campaign of terror modeled after The Turner Diaries, a novel that described a successful paramilitary insurgency by white supremacists in the United States.” (Ibid.; p. 340.)

10. In the context of the white supremacist/Islamist alliance, it is frightening to consider the interest of 9/11 mastermind Mohammed Atta and alleged 20th hijacker Zacharias Moussaoui in crop-dusting planes. “The veteran F.B.I. agent [Coleen Rowley] who exposed the bureau’s failure to heed evidence of terrorist plots before the Sept. 11 attacks is now warning her superiors that the bureau is not prepared to deal with new terrorist strikes that she and many colleagues fear would result from an American war with Iraq. The agent, Coleen Rowley of the bureau’s Minneapolis field office, is not a counterterrorism specialist and does not have access to detailed intelligence about Al Qaeda and its planning. But she is a 22-year F.B.I. veteran who is intimately acquainted with the bureau’s inner workings and with the thinking of fellow agents, including agents who specialize in counterterrorism. . . .” (“Agent Who Saw 9/11 Lapses Still Faults F.B.I. on Terror” by Philip Shenon; New York Times; 3/6/2003; pp. 1-2.)

11. ” ‘ . . . Lack of follow-through with regard to Moussaoui and Reid gives a hollow ring to out ‘top priority’-i.e. preventing another terrorist attack,’ she wrote. ‘Moussaoui almost certainly would know of other Al Qaeda contacts, possibly in the U.S., and would also be able to alert us to the motive behind his and Mohammed Atta’s interest in crop-dusting.’ Law enforcement officials have speculated that Mr. Atta, the ringleader of the Sept. 11 attack sought information on crop-dusting planes in hopes of using one to disperse chemical or biological weapons.” (Ibid.; p. 3.)

12. Highly maneuverable and able to fly effectively at very low altitudes, crop-dusting aircraft figured in the hypothetical scenario with which The Turner Diaries concludes. Recall that that novel-published by the same publisher as Serpent’s Walk-was the inspiration for Timothy McVeigh & company in the Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the Order. Remember, also, that the National Alliance (the parent organization of National Vanguard books-the publisher of both books) is closely associated with the German NPD which, in turn, has connections to the milieu of Al Taqwa’s Ahmed Huber and his associate Horst Mahler. “In the massive ring of defenses around the Pentagon there is a great deal of anti-aircraft firepower, but we decided that a small plane, flying just above the ground, might be able to get through the three-mile gauntlet with one of our 60-kiloton warheads. One factor in favor of such an attempt is that we have never before used aircraft in such a way, and we might hope to catch the anti-aircraft crews off their guard.” (The Turner Diaries; “Andrew Macdonald;” Barricade Books, Inc. [SC] 1996; Copyright 1978, 1980 William Pierce; ISBN 1-56980-086-3; p. 201.)

13. “Although the military is guarding all civil airfields, it just happens that we have an old crop duster stashed in a barn only a few miles from here. My immediate assignment is to prepare a detailed plan for an aerial attack on the Pentagon by next Monday. We must make a final decision at the time and then without further delay.” (Idem.)

14. “November 9, 1993. It’s still three hours until first light, and all systems are ‘go.’ I’ll use the time to write a few pages-my last diary entry. Then it’s a one-way trip to the Pentagon for me. The warhead is strapped into the front seat of the old Stearman and rigged to detonate either on impact or when I flip a switch in the back seat. Hopefully, I’ll be able to mange a low-level air burst directly over the center of the Pentagon. Failing that, I’ll at least try to fly as close as I can before I’m shot down.” (Ibid.; p. 202.)

15. “It’s been more than four years since I’ve flown, but I’ve thoroughly familiarized myself with the Stearman cockpit and been briefed on the plane’s peculiarities: I don’t anticipate any piloting problems. The barn-hangar here is only eight miles from the Pentagon. We’ll thoroughly warm up the engine in the barn, and when the door is opened I’ll go like a bat out of hell, straight for the Pentagon, at an altitude of about 50 feet. . .” (Idem.)

16. Next, the program reviews an aspect of the Oklahoma City bombing and a possible link between that attack and some of the hijackers implicated in the 9/11 attacks. A motel located at some distance from Norman, Oklahoma (where some of the alleged hijackers apparently took flight training) may provide documentation of connections between Atta and accused 20th hijacker Zaccarias Moussaoui. Atta allegedly tried to book rooms at this motel with Moussaoui and another of the suspected hijackers. This is significant for several reasons. For one thing, the motel was farther away than other, reasonably priced motels. Atta, for whatever reason, wanted this motel. As stated above, the following account may establish a hard link between Atta and Moussaoui. This same motel was apparently frequented by Mujahid Menepta, an associate of Mousssaoui, who visited the motel in the time before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. This same motel was also reported to have been host to Tim McVeigh and alleged Middle Eastern and/or Iraqi nationals, with whom he may have been conspiring. (For more about some of the Middle Eastern connections to the Oklahoma City bombing, see FTR#’s 88, 92.)  It is also worth noting that legal authorities in this country do not appear to have been overly eager to pursue these leads, perhaps out of a desire to avoid having to reopen the investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing. “What happened at the nondescript roadside motel outside Oklahoma City was just a fleeting encounter during the twisted cross-country odyssey of the terrorists who would carry out the September 11 attacks. Mohammed Atta, alleged leader of the plot, and two companions wanted to rent a room, but couldn’t get the deal they wanted, so they left.'” (“The Terrorist Motel” by Jim Crogan; L.A. Weekly; 7/26/–8/1/2002.)

17. In connection with Moussaoui, recall that his French attorney-Isabel Coutant Peyre-is a law partner of Francois Genoud protégé Jacques Verges. She is also the future wife of Carlos the Jackal. “It was an incident of no particular importance, except for one thing. The owner of the motel remembers Atta being in the company of Zacaraias Moussaoui, the so-called ‘20th hijacker,’ who was arrested prior to ‘September 11 and now faces conspiracy charges in connection with the terror assaults.'” (Ibid.; p. 1.)

18. “If this recollection is correct, the entire incident, and its absence from the public record, raises new questions about the FBI investigation of Moussaoui and even the 1995 destruction of the Federal Building in Oklahoma city,. Already the FBI has endured a withering political and media critique for failing to aggressively investigate Moussaoui and his contacts during his four weeks in custody prior to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Some FBI officials have responded by characterizing Moussaoui as only a minor player. But the report from the motel owner, if proven, could change that. And it also could force the FBI to reopen its investigation of Middle Eastern connections to the 1995 Oklahoma City blast, because convicted bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols reportedly stayed at the same motel, interacting with a group of Iraqis during the weeks before the bombing.” (Ibid.; p.1)

19. The broadcast highlights previously reviewed information the allegations of Abu Sayyaf co-founder Edwin Angeles about his connections with McVeigh co-conspirator Terry Nichols and Ramzi Youssef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. “Among the most interesting revelations that Angeles shared with Elmina [Abdul-Angeles’ wife] was about a meeting between himself, Ramzi Youssef, Abdul Murad (both of whom are now serving multiple prison terms for terrorist activities, including the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993), and two men who Angeles only identified as Iraqis. The meeting, according to Elmina, was held in a warehouse near a Dole (Phil.) plant in South Cotabato, between General Santos City and Davao del Sur. There were two other men at that meeting: a man who Angeles identified as Nichols and as ‘code name Farmer,’ and another American who he did not identify by name. (It is important to note that most Filipinos commonly describe Causasians in the country as Americans.) The meeting, according to Elmina took place in 1994. She could not remember the exact date.” (“Deathbed Confession: Abu Part of Oklahoma Blast” by Dorian Zumel Sicat; Manilla Times; 4/2/2002.)

20. “In that meeting, according to Elmina, Angeles told her that the major topic of the discussion was the bombing of specified targets and how to build bombs. Angeles told Elmina that Nichols was later sent to a place that he (Angeles) didn’t name for more detailed instruction on how Nichols and his other ‘American’ friend could build a bomb to destroy a building in the United States. She did not specify-she could not remember-which building that was to be.” (Idem.)

21. “Angeles also told Elmina about Project Bojenko, an [allegedly] Iraqi-financed operation of terror that targeted several buildings in the US interests. Among the buildings in the US, according to Elmina, were another attack on the World Trade Center; the Federal Buildings in San Francisco, and in ‘a place he called Uklahuma’ (Oklahoma).” (Idem.)

22. Next, the program further develops the Abu Sayyaf/Al Qaeda link. Note that Angeles named Abubakar Abdurazak as being in attendance at the meeting with Ramzi Youssef and Terry Nichols. ” ‘The Abu Sayyaf group developed on the island of Basilan. . . . Its extreme standpoint and the violence of its methods quickly made up for its lack of representativeness. The chief of the group, Abubakar Abdurazak Janjalani, defied the MNLF leadership and set out to recruit all the disappointed Muslims. In 1995, this group massacred the hundred inhabitants of the Christian village of Ipil, on the island of Mindanao. The Abu Sayyaf group (‘the sword-bearer’) had approximately a thousand combatants including ‘Afghans’ trained in the Taleban camps in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.” (Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copyright 2000 [SC]; Algora Publishing; ISBN 1-892941-06-6; p. 321.)

23. The following passage contains a reference to “Operation Bojinka-allegedly the operational paradigm for the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. “During the trial of the World Trade Center bombers (1993) the explosives expert of the team-Ramzi Ahmed Youssef -admitted having planned the operation together with ‘Afghans’ at one of the Abu Sayyaf group’s bases. According to various police sources the same organization was also behind the attack against a Philippine Airlines Boeing 747, flying the Manila-Tokyo route, in December 1994. The toll: one dead and 20 wounded, mainly Japanese. It apparently also prepared an attack against the pope, in Manila, during the pontifical visit in January 1995, According to the Thai intelligence services the Abu Sayyaf group is financed by Osama bin Laden, though his brother in-law Mohamed of August Jhamal Khalif, regional manage of a Saudi NGO. The Philippine Daily Inquirer of August 23, 1998 adds that ‘in recent years Bin Laden was a frequent visitor to the Philippines in particular in the area of Mindanao.” (Ibid.;p.321.)

24. “However, the Saudi does not show up on the Philippine authorities’ black list. Established at the request of Interpol, this list counts 519 terrorists and international criminals from 19 countries. The Philippine president’s chief of staff even recalls that in the Philippines ‘Osama bin Laden is known for his philanthropic activities in several Muslim organizations that are active in the south, where they support the poor Muslim population.'” (Ibid.; pp. 321-322.)

25. Note the link to the Muslim Brotherhood, in turn, linked to international fascism. “According to the same sources, bin Laden’s brother-in-law is said to bring financial help to the Gam’a islamiya (who claimed to have been behind the Luxor massacre). His collaboration with Osama bin Laden also means that he must have worked with the Palestinian and Jordanian Muslim Brothers. Lastly, bin Laden’s import-export companies in Sudan were one of the principal business outlets of the two partners.” (Ibid.; p. 322.)

26. In addition to terrorism, the Abu Sayyaf/Al Qaeda milieu is inextricably linked to organized crime, drug trafficking and the weapons trade. “These connections often parallel those of the drug trade. In the Philippines, experts estimate the annual production of marijuana at $1.5 billion a year, going up by approximately 10% yearly. For that alone, the narcotics traffic would be more than $10 billion, that is, half of the Philippine State budget. Admittedly, the Islamists do not control all of these flows, but the Abu Sayyaf group plays a big part. Its mercenaries look after the protection of transport and the shipping of cargoes via jungle airports in the islands of Basilan, Sulu and Jolo. By the same air channels, and also by sea, weapons are delivered for the group’s combat units. This supply chain is managed by Pakistani intermediaries who are trained directly in the Afghan camps around Peshawar.” (Idem.)

27. “For a few years now, the religious dimension of the fight carried out by the Abu Sayyaf group has been subsumed in activities that are closer to organized crime than to revolutionary Islamism. Raised in the context of a ‘holy war,’ the ‘new Afghans’ often end up as mercenaries of the traditional circuits of organized crime. And conversely, some find the religious alibi a good means of ‘whitewashing’ their primary activities that relate purely and simply to organized crime. Terrorism can lead to anything, as long as you can get out. . . .These narco-Islamist currents emerge in the Indian Ocean, ‘the new heart of the world’ that opens the routes to Europe, from the southernmost ports of Sind and Baluchistan, from southern Africa and Latin America.” (Idem.)

28. Noting the recent arrest of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the broadcast notes his connection to the Muslim Brotherhood. “Mohammed, the son of a devout Pakistani living in Kuwait, joined the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager before moving west to get an engineering degree at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Institute in 1986.” (“Al Qaeda Leader Lived in VIP Oasis in Rawalpindi” by Juliette Terzieff; San Francisco Chronicle; 3/6/2003; p. A10.)

29. Khalid Sheik Mohammed was involved with Ramzi Youssef in the planning of “Operation Bojinka”-alluded to above. This plan was the operational paradigm for the 9/11 attacks. We have explored Zacharias Moussaoui’s links to Al Qaeda and the fear expressed by one FBI agent that Moussaoui planned to fly a plane into the World Trade Center. “Mr. Mohammed first came to the attention of American counterterrorist officials in 1995, as a result of his role in a Philippines-based plan hatched with his relative, Ramzi Youssef to blow up as many as a dozen American airliners as they crossed the Pacific. [This was Operation Bojinka.] This was to be followed by a dramatic series of terrorist strikes against the United States.” (“Qaeda Aide Slipped Away Long Before Sept. 11 Attack” by James Risen and David Johnston; The New York Times; 3/8/2003; p. A12.)

30. The discussion concludes with examination of the geographical relocation of Al Qaeda elements to the ‘tri-border area.’ Note that this area has historically been repository for Nazi war criminals. Note also the presence of Al Qaeda elements in Venezuela. Venezuela is currently headed by the fervently anti-American Hugo Chavez. Chavez has departed from OPEC policy vis a vis the pricing of its oil exports. In addition, Chavez has appointed Carlos the Jackal’s brother to a key position in the nation’s petroleum industry. Carlos is intimately to Francois Genoud and his milieu, as discussed in the programs cited above in connection with Genoud.) “The US faces a growing risk from both Middle Eastern terrorists relocating to Latin America and terror groups from the region, a top US military official has warned. General James Hill, commander of US Southern Command, told Latin American military officers and regional intelligence analysts in Miami yesterday that groups such as Hizbollah, the militant Shia Muslim group, had established bases in Latin America. These groups were taking advantage of smuggling hot spots such as the tri-border area’ joining Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, and Venezuela’s Margarita Island to channel to funds to terrorist groups found the world. . . .Fernando Falcon, a former Venezuelan state security police chief, said: ‘If I were Al Qaeda, I would be setting up in Venezuela right now.'” (“Terrorist Groups Are ‘Relocating to US Backyard” by Andy Webb-Vidal in Miami; The Financial Times; 3/5/2003; p. 5.)

31. Once again, we see the Muslim Brotherhood in connection with the Islamofascist/organized crime link in the tri-border area. “Once an obligatory way station for war criminals and other fleeing Nazis, the region known as ‘the three borders’ (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay) is considered by anti-terrorist experts to be a new base of radical Islamism. Often, intelligence agencies have traced the leaders of Hezbollah, Hamas and the international organization of the Muslim Brothers to this area. Forming a triangle between the towns of Puerto Iguazu (Argentina); Foz do Iguacu (Brazil) and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), the area holds a population of more than 400,000, a quarter of them foreigners, with strong Near Eastern communities, especially Lebanese.” (Dollars for Terror; p. 334.)

32. And once again, we see the drug trade and its central importance for the Islamofascist milieu in Latin America. “At the center, the site of the marvelous waterfalls of Iguacu hosts more than 40,000 visitors a year, which makes the identification and the monitoring of people particularly difficult. In addition the topography, crisscrossed by innumerable rivers and streams, makes it impossible to get an overall view. This tormented physical and human geography encourages all sorts of traffic. Ciudad del Este has thus become the Latin-American capital for counterfeiting and for the smuggling of weapons and explosives. Weapons come from the United States via Paraguay, and are mainly destined for the markets of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; they follow the route to Foz do Iguacu and cross the border of Paraguay at Mato Grosso do Sul. Small landing strips in the region are also used for delivering cargoes, and drugs.” (Idem.)

33. “A non-producing country, Brazil is today the main regional transit center for the cocaine trade from Colombia and Bolivia, heading for the United States and Europe, via Cape Verde, the Ivory Coast and South Africa. Experts estimate that 80% of Colombian cocaine passes through the Islamic-Latin American triangle. The Latin-American triangle. The Latin-American, Chinese and Near Eastern mafias have made their headquarters there. The mosque of Foz do Iguacu, which also has a Koran school, regularly receives visits by religious dignitaries and Saudi businessmen, although the communities are mainly Shiite. In 1997, the Lebanese former prime minister Rafic Hariri ws the honorary guest of the Arab community of Ciudad del Este. Accompanied by a delegation by Gulf financiers, he was mainly interested in Near Eastern investments in the region. At the time, the police services identified a close collaborator of Osama bin Laden in his retinue. . .” (Ibid.; pp. 334-335.)

34. ” . . . Whether in Latin America or in Beirut, these business milieux reveal the osmosis that is going on between the criminal hierarchies and the legal structures of economic and financial activity worldwide. It is symptomatic that when one finds the heads of various criminal groups, one reaches the limit of the criminal activity at the same time.” (Ibid.; p. 335.)

35. Organized crime and the tremendous profits derived from the drug trade are central to the functioning of the global economy. “The influence of the Mafias is never so great and so dangerous as when they leverage their criminal activities to ply all the levers that legal society offers in order to subvert that legality itself. Money laundering is not only a monetary activity aiming to legalize dirty money by injecting it into licit economic sectors; it is also exerted on organizations and elite groups that also wish to be made respectable. ‘One point is essential: organized crime is not only a problem of criminality anymore. It is a too broad a topic, these days, to be entrusted solely to the criminologists. The economy of crime was based in the legal economy. If you make a clean distinction between organized crime and the sphere of finance, you are condemned to not understand either one. Certainly, it is more comfortable to regard the Mafias and the criminal organizations as malevolent foreign powers. Reality is less appealing and more complex: criminality has become an essential gear in the engine of contemporary societies.'” (Idem.)

36. A frightening and gruesome possibility to contemplate in connection with the Latin American/Islamofascist/drug smuggling nexus is the scenario presented in Serpent’s Walk. The devastating bio-terror attack that leads to the declaration of martial law and a Nazi takeover of the country is effected through the introduction of the deadly agents through the drug-smuggling routes. Could this be part of the pincers movement that the Underground Reich will close on the United States?

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