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This put a smile on my face.((-:

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This article appears in the Oct. 7, 2005 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

DeLay Indictment Major Step
Toward Bringing Down Corrupt Cartel

by Anton Chaitkin

The control of Congress by the far right, and by the Bush-Cheney Administration, has been shaken by the Sept. 28 felony indictment of House Majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas).

DeLay´s fall came on the heels of the Aug. 11 arrest and fraud indictment against lobbyist Jack Abramoff, an architect of DeLay´s political machine, and the sensational Sept. 27 arrest of suspects in the gangland-style murder of the Florida man Abramoff is charged with defrauding.

A Texas grand jury charged that DeLay had conspired to hide the illegal funding of Texas legislative candidates by "laundering" corporate contributions through payments to and from the Republican National Committee. The grand jury had earlier indicted as co-conspirators John Colyandro, manager of DeLay´s funding agency, Texans for a Republican Majority, and a second DeLay underling, James Ellis.

Lyndon LaRouche commented: "This is extremely important. There is a phase shift under way in Congress, which is timely. Many things are coming together with this. If this country is going to survive, it´s going to have to change its ways, without DeLay. This gives the Congress an opportunity to make the necessary policy shifts—without DeLay."

There is great glee on Capitol Hill. The Texas and Florida prosecutors, along with Senate investigators and Justice Department probers, are all pulling on threads of the political control apparatus, the gang known and feared—until now—as "DeLay, Inc."

Jack Abramoff began in the mid-1990s putting together channels of corporate funding for DeLay, who rose in the Republican leadership after the 1994 takeover of the House of Representatives by Republican rightists. Along with lobbying strategist Grover Norquist, DeLay and Abramoff coerced corporations and trade associations to cut ties with Democrats, and to seed their lobbying offices with DeLay´s close allies and former staff members. Now it seems clear that their power days are numbered.
The DeLay Cartel

A decades-long partnership of Abramoff, Norquist, and Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed, lay at the heart of this Washington power cartel, providing House dictator DeLay, and Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove, with the money of Enron and other corporate players, and the enforcement muscle of a formidable herd of religious voters.

These arrangements (which gave Anglo-American financiers a set of stone-cold pirates to run the regime) led to the actions for which both DeLay and his financial godfather Abramoff have now been indicted.

DeLay is charged with conspiring to send $190,000 contributed by Sears Roebuck, Bacardi, and other companies, to an account of the Republican National Committee. The RNC immediately wrote a check for the identical amount for use in DeLay´s operations behind Texas legislative candidates, covering up the corporate donations which are illegal under Texas law.

Abramoff and his partner Adam Kidan are charged with fraud in pretending to make a $23 million payment towards the purchase of SunCruz, a Florida-based gambling casino cruise ship line, from its former owner, Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. After Boulis protested that Abramoff had not paid him, and reportedly tried to take back control of SunCruz, Boulis was gunned down.

As the public has subsequently learned, through Senate probes and newspaper exposés, the entire DeLay, Inc. gang took part in the takeover of SunCruz.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee was investigating Abramoff and his partner, former DeLay aide Michael Scanlon, for squeezing more than $60 million in fees, and political contributions to DeLay-related politicians, from Abramoff´s clients, Indian tribes which own gambling casinos. Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed, and Reed´s religious networks all shared in the loot. The Washington law office of Greenberg, Traurig, was Abramoff´s headquarters for both the Indian scams and the SunCruz caper.

These highlights have emerged from several probes.

* May 2000: Abramoff flew himself and Tom DeLay and DeLay aide Tony Rudy to Scotland for a golf holiday, paid for by Abramoff´s casino tribes and Norquist´s internet gambling clients. In July, DeLay broke with other Republicans and killed a bill that would have banned Internet gambling.

* Sept. 18, 2000: Abramoff treated financial executive Greg C. Walker to a seat in Abramoff´s personal box at the Washington Redskins´ football stadium, where Walker was introduced to Tom DeLay, who was then the House Majority Whip. This show of power was used to help close the deal to borrow millions from Walker´s company, Foothill Capital, to buy SunCruz. Abramoff has now been indicted for allegedly lying to Foothill and forging documents, to get the money. Abramoff used DeLay aide Tony Rudy as a personal reference on his loan papers.

* January 2001: Abramoff flew Tom DeLay´s aide, Tim Berry, to Florida on a SunCruz jet, to go gambling on a SunCruz floating casino. Abramoff was paying himself a $500,000 SunCruz "salary"; the DeLay team was certainly due a reward. To help Abramoff gain control of SunCruz, former DeLay spokesman Michael Scanlon had arranged with Rep. Robert Ney (R-Ohio), a DeLay and Rove man, to speak in Congress about Boulis´s unfitness to run the company.

Then, after the takeover, Representative Ney spoke again, in praise of the honor and integrity of Abramoff´s partner, Adam Kidan, though Kidan was a bankrupt and disbarred attorney.
The Boulis Hit

At that time, Abramoff and Kidan were paying installments amounting to $145,000 in SunCruz funds to Anthony Moscatiello, a man identified by law enforcement as an associate in the Gambino crime family and the bookkeeper of the gang´s boss, John Gotti. Although listed as a consultant and caterer, Moscatiello reportedly performed no known corporate services for SunCruz.

* Feb. 6, 2001: In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a car stopped in front of Gus Boulis´s BMW and blocked it, while a man in a black Ford Mustang pulled alongside Boulis and shot him three times.

SunCruz spokesman Michael Scanlon told a news conference that Abramoff would be cooperating with the police. But police sources recently told EIR that Abramoff had never showed up for an interview in the four years before his fraud indictment.

Adam Kidan had spoken publicly about moving the casino cruise ships to the Northern Marianas, the Pacific island territory officially represented by lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose laws ensuring ultra-cheap garment labor had been put through Congress by Abramoff and DeLay.

But after the murder, the heat was on, and the Abramoff team had to relinquish its ownership of SunCruz.

On Sept. 26 and 27, 2005, police finally arrested Abramoff´s Mafia-linked "consultant" Anthony Moscatiello, and two of Moscatiello´s associates, Anthony Ferrari and James Fiorillo, for the 2001 Boulis murder. The grand jury indictments initially remained sealed; and other arrests are possible.

Meanwhile, U.S. District Judge Paul Huck has set Jan. 9, 2006, as the earliest date jury selection would begin in the Abramoff-Kidan fraud trial.

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This article appears in the Oct. 7, 2005 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Cheneygate!
by Jeffrey Steinberg

A political hurricane, as devastating as Katrina, has struck the Bush-Cheney Administration. A string of long-simmering criminal probes, targetting top White House officials and key Congressional allies, has hit all at once, and the right-wing Republican juggernaut of dirty money and political corruption is now on the chopping block.

Asked on Sept. 30 to comment on the series of devastating blows delivered to the Bush-Cheney-Tom DeLay apparatus during the last week of September, Lyndon LaRouche said that "beyond the specifics of the individual instances of crime and sleaze that are now apparently being brought to account, we are seeing an overall reaction to the breakdown of the functioning of our government. The reaction is coming from various places within and around the U.S. governing institutions. In each separate instance, the instinct is the same: We cannot go on any longer with this corrupt, incompetent Bush-Cheney regime. This Administration is no damned good. The House of Representatives is not functioning, because the Republican leadership around Tom DeLay is too busy stealing everything that is not nailed down. Crooks were robbing us blind, and people just said, ´We´ve had enough,´ and took action."

LaRouche went on to emphasize, "This is not a conspiracy against Bush and Cheney. This is a lawful reaction to the chaos and breakdown of governmental functioning that we´ve seen from the Cheney and DeLay crowd. And now, Mama is standing in the middle of the kitchen, smashing all the dishes. It is not orderly, but it is a long-simmering reaction that has just exploded. And none too soon. With the global financial system in a state of terminal collapse, neither the United States nor the rest of the world can survive much more of this Bush-Cheney fiasco. Plenty of people realize that, in times of crisis, we need leadership from the Executive Branch, from the White House. And Cheney and Bush were leading us straight to Hell."
Cheney´s Week From Hell

While the Vice President was recovering from surgery for his heart condition, and contemplating his next moves towards war and dictatorship, he was confronted with a series of shocks:

On Sept. 28, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) was indicted by a Travis County, Texas grand jury on charges that he conspired to illegally launder $190,000 in corporate money, through the Republican National Committee, to Texas GOP legislative candidates, in violation of state election laws. Under the rules of the Republican House Caucus, he was forced to resign from the Republican House leadership. Immediately upon his resignation, a closed-door brawl erupted among House Republicans over who would be DeLay´s interim successor. This reflected long-developing fault lines within the House Republican Caucus, which the DeLay indictment finally cracked.
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A heartwarming story!book
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Any clowns out there in denial of all this, feel free to amuse us all.

Tick tock tick tock Dicky and Bushy. How jubilant a day that will be (-:
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"Oh... read me the story again Daddy...!"
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The entire Bush crime family, the Cheney´s, the Rumsfeld´s, the Wolfowitzs, the Perles, etc. and all their rotten asses of evil, including Bush´s appointees are all going down in flames.

Americans are not going to stand idle while Fascist nazis attempt a takeover. We are going to purge them from among our government and our lives. Their big business partners in crime have no future in America and will be driven out. Monsanto, big Pharma, Halliburton and associates, Boeing, DOD contractors, etc. - GONE. You can count on it.
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Looks like Americans have to save the world again.This time we have to save the world from our own President though.The King of Babylon.With God on the side of true patriotic truth loving Americans the job will get done.So if there are any foreigners who just want to see America destroyed, why don´t you help us fight the corruption instead?The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
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Great Article! Great news!
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Great Article! Great news!
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Geez...it´s going to take a long time to hang all of them. Might be a new growth sector in the economy....building scaffolds, hiring executioners, etc. Who do I talk to about getting a job? I´m intersted in one of the trap-door operators positions.
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bump things are going all their own way, the Neo-cons are highly vulnerable.

Love news like this, it´s the stuff that will not magically go away, no matter what. Critical mass coming.

Paradigm shifting..
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One charge of ´money laundering´ will hardly ´bring down´ anyone...

lmao
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Dick will go.(((((-:

"Upon learning about Miller´s comments and her scheduled testimony before Fitzgerald´s Federal grand jury, LaRouche said: "This is devastating for Cheney and company for three reasons. First, the issue of the leak per se. Libby is now implicated in the original media leak of the identity of Valerie Plame. That is a crime all by itself. Second, is the issue of the coverup. Here, Libby and others are implicated in perjury, obstruction of justice, and a whole second category of crimes—all related to the coverup. And is anyone going to believe that Libby did this on his own, without consulting with his boss, Dick Cheney? I don´t think so."
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Concerned Aussie...

Noticed your pasting quotes from LaRouche.
This may be of interest to you, may not.

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I notice a lot of democratsliberalsleft seem to look to LaRouche as some sort of messiah.

Read what a true "left" site has to say about Lyndon LaRouche

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Eagle, one of the many examples of 100% crap.(-:
lmao
Seen that posted many times by people doing quick google searches.

Man, ive seen stuff written about Larouche that leaves you speechless. Classic finacier funded disinfo campaigns, there is lot´s of info at ER itself detailing the operations and slanders against him.

I use Larouche as an intergity test for any website or news site. A quick search and within seconds i will know just how reliable the information overall in the site will be. Many that refer to such articles and post bullshit, just gives the game away.

If people want to believe that, then good luck. In the end you will find it´s all just fiction.
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repeat, only clowns would believe that ´stuff´ Period (-:

Larouche a fascist (((((-: Thats a good one!:lmao:
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AC V1.0, great post and it sounds as if Earle is more corrupt than most of the politicians he stalks and harrasses.
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AC 10010-

This will come out in time. "IF" there is any substance to these charges, I think that Delay should get what he deserves, however this just doesn´t pass the "smell test" and seems to be conveniently coincidental with the Frist scenario unfolding simultaneously.
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I agree that no one should be above the law, including DeLay, but I want to see how Earle responds to the FOIA materials requested by Levin yesterday. And the confluence of small charges against the Republican leaders seems too contrived especially when corrupt Pelosi is leading the lynch mob.
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AC V1.0

Your comments, so what...(chuckles )

You bore me AC, you bore me..your creche material. (-:
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Just keep it coming Aus, I´ve been eating your posts up like candy and following this in the news as well.headbang
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MM hey buddy.

It´s Friday night woo hoo((-: Quiet weekend for me this time around, great weekend to you!

Cheers mate.headbang
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You have a great night there Aus, I have to get ready to head into the city and get a little work done. Keep us posted on what you get on this bud.cheers
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Will do, im waiting for the crisis monitor to update with all the latest news, this place will be the first to know about it, if any comes through.

Catch you later on.
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3945, seen that a gazillion times, old and laughable... do you personally believe that??(-:

Good luck. Spot the obvious flaws ladies and gents. Talk about fruitcake articles.
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What will we do when Cheney´s heart explodes?

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