"If we do not on a national scale attack organized criminals
with weapons and techniques as powerful and effective as their own,
they will destroy us."
~ Robert Francis Kennedy
Today [Feb 2003], as reported* in one of Canada's national newspapers, a man by the name of Duguid (symbolically pronounced do-good?) is calling for police to investigate possible links between a reputed Mafia godfather and a company with municipal contracts in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa to place recycling bins on street corners.
Details in this story are eerily familiar to those described by Robert Kennedy is his 1960 book THE ENEMY WITHIN. Even the fact that it involves garbage collection is similar, as are the tax evasions and the acquitals for proven crimes.
An organized crime author, Lee Lamothe, says this Canadian case should prompt a public inquiry. He says, "To have the most powerful Sicilian Mafia boss in Canada connected through the car ownership to any company doing business with any government is a red flag that should grind any deal to a halt while the police investigate".
Bobby Kennedy would definitely agree with him on that. His book THE ENEMY WITHIN is the story of the 1957 thru 1959 Senate hearings held to expose underworld activity and his recommendations for follow-up on its findings. But neither he or his brother, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, lived long enough to see their plans reach fruition. Both were dead by 1968, and the attack on organized crime died with them.
This section of Orwell Today will include stories that pertain to Mafia goons, dons and underworld events that seem to be breaking the surface more brazenly these days. I wish JFK and RFK were here to help. ~ Jackie Jura
CANADA FORCED LABOUR CAMPS? (mayor giving free steering wheel clubs to anyone who backs him). Canada Press, Feb 17, 2004. Go to 4.Old World Destruction
RISE OF GODFATHERS (get political godsons elected & receive contracts in return). BBC, Nov 10, 2003. Go to 35.The Brotherhood & 5.New World Order & RFK'S ENEMY WITHIN
Drug lord gets early parole (3 years in minimum security). Globe & Mail, Apr 12, 2003. Go to MAFIA DRUG LORD
The Godfather revisited (saga continues on 1969 original which sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and led to a pair of classic American films that collected nine Academy Awards). Globe & Mail, Feb 9, 2003
*'Godfather' linked to recycling firm (drove car registered to bin company with Toronto contract). Adrian Humphreys, National Post, Feb 4, 2003. Go to MAFIA GARBAGE
UNDERWORLD SURFACING (Mafia base a tourist attraction)
THE ENEMY WITHIN, by Robert F. Kennedy (his struggle with the ruthless enemies of clean unions and honest management)
Mulroney made money from Bre-X scandal (Canada's crooked politicians & bureaucrats). PunchBuggy.Com
On The Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years (a book review)
Back in the limelight (Brian Mulroney's crusade to burnish his image and rescue his reputation) by Peter C. Newman, National Post, May 11, 2002
In addition to meetings with Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and China's top bureaucrats, Brian Mulroney has served as an advisor to Canadian tycoon Peter Munk... The debate over Brian Mulroney's performance during his stormy decade in power rages on, but there is little doubt about his enhanced international stature since he left office in 1993. He has emerged as a major player in the shadowy world of international geopolitics, constantly consulted by the rich and powerful, who hand him lucrative assignments and endow him with greater global clout than he had as prime minister of Canada... He nurtured and expanded his relationships among America's corporate elite while he was in office, and that led eventually to his extraordinary friendships with the two George Bushes... When he voluntarily left the leadership of Canada's progressive Conservative Party in the spring of 1993, Peter Munk, the voluble chairman and chief shareholder of the giant Barrick gold mining and TrizecHaun real estate empires, rallied to the cause by naming Mr Mulroney to both boards... On top of his director's fees, he earns an annual stipend of $250,000 from each company, plus generous stock options. When I asked Mr Munk why he appointed the former prime minister, he stated the obvious: "Because Brian has great contacts. He knows every dictator in the world on a first-name basis." Brian Mulroney's first high-profile corporate assignment in the USA was an invitation to join the board of Archer, Daniels Midland Company, a giant food additive producer based in Decatur, Illinois, which shortly afterwards got itself into deep doo-doo...
DRUG WAR & PEACE and 24.The Lottery
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