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Deadly Alliance: The FBI's Secret Partnership With the Mob

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2011

    Very good precursor to Howie Carr's book

    Posted 9/18/2011: But here are some questions for Howie: 1) Did one of the principals in this case have a child with leukemia from Woburn who was enrolled in a bone marrow treatment program in the 1960s run by the federal government, the child written off and bounced around in state care and later targeted because they were used as collateral against one of the parties in this case? 2) Was a base setup in an apartment of a childhood survivor of the Woburn case without their knwoledge and used to conduct clandestine suppression efforts from 1996 onward involving federal and even allied foreign government agents? 3) Why was one of the childhood survivors given a check for $1500 and a one way ticket to Paris by a mysterious woman who traveled without notice and with no contact information pretending to be the survivor's girlfriend? Why was a calling circle and more phone tampering done in the man's apartment involving her and associates and a man from TN claiming to be a construction worker yet actually using a Verizon truck while Bill Weld was governor, backed by Verizon and a former Justice Management official? 4) Was Sister Ledger of Woburn in the 1960s a CIA operative responsible for many medical and other records disappearing relevant to the Bulger case and child victims in the Woburn water case of the 1960s?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2006

    Very,very good!

    In 1995,Ken Grant, a former Woburn resident, worked for Grace Co.s construction division. Prior to 'A Civil Action' coming out, Grant was fired and future references blackballed.His medical records began disappearing back to birth and he became the target of harassing phone calls and car tampering. After becoming unemployable and financially destroyed and then homeless, he was driven out of Massachusetts. He received anonymous calls that 'powerful forces in Massachusetts' were out to destroy him because he is a child survivor of leukemia from the Woburn epidemic, perhaps the oldest such. He was also blamed for fallout in the Whitey Bulger case and suggested by former law enforcement to request his FBI/DOJ files. The FBI blew him off, saying they were too busy and the DOJ asked which one he was interested in. In 1980-82 another 'Ken Grant' popped up on Locust Ave in Woburn who appeared to be tailing Grant and creating a wave of trouble in his wake, such as going AWOL in the Army.Is there a link between the Woburn tragedy, Ken Grant as a little boy, and the Whitey Bulger case? It may be that 'someone' iso ut to destroy this man for events that were beyond the scope of his understanding as an infant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    How do you plead?

    In this case we have just cause for revisiting the tactics and methods used by government,even those considered classified. The ability of government agents to assume aliases and perform illegal or unethical acts makes us question whether the tactics used by government are any better than those employed by organized crime in its myriad form. The danger here is to think that organized crime is comprised of good guys. How many people have been targeted for hurt or harassment by government employees or law enforcement using fake identities to cover their acts? In Vietnam, many local police switched riot gear then proceeded to beat demonstrators,safe in the knowledge that their true identities were hidden. And how can the continuity of harassment be monitored or measured? Likewise, how can the government ethically fight organized crime? How corrupt are the nation's prison systems? How many abuses go unchecked there? Or how corrupt is the justice system itself? How many innocent people have rotted in prison?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2003

    Raises more questions than it answers!

    One thing that seems to dominate in any discussion of the FBI and Justice Departments is that they seem primarily to be established to essentially blackmail people by monopolizing on human faults. One can easily envision the FBI targeting Mother Theresa,Ghandi or Jesus trying to find anything and everything scandalous. It also seems likely that no one climbs into the public arena without a seal of approval from the major government agencies.If the realm of FBI informants could penetrate as high as Justice Thurgood Marshall, then it seems likely that no one whom the FBI does not support will rise to any real public influence. One thing that stands out also is it seems there are 2 main ways the government blackballs its targets: 1) Economic starvation (affecting employment,business,etc), 2) predatory legal prosecution. The American public needs a forum by which to evaluate the ways our government operates and whether it meets the standards our founders wanted.Are many of the methods of government operation classified because the majority of American might find the tactics morally reprehensible?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2002

    Good but many untold casualties

    Has the government arranged to have individuals destroyed psychologically in this case? Bucky Barrett's sons committed suicide after years of mental anguish. One man i know has seemingly been a target for government harassment ever since this case developed in 1995. Since the inception of the hearings, this person has been befriended by women who proceeded to entice,nurture and then destroy relationships with this man and may have links to government agencies and/or employees using them to destroy psychologically this individual who might very well be closely linked to one of the principles in this case. If i were Dan Burton i would explore the possible use of escort services or brothel runners in what intelligence circles is called 'sexpionage' to destroy anyone who might pose a threat. If it is not the government, it may be organized crime with knowledge of individuals linked to government employees, perhaps unknown to them.

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