Monday, October 10, 2011

Karachi Killings & Political Alliance with Mafias.

The verdict asked the government to ensure smooth running of economic and commercial activities in the city by taking steps against illegal shutter-downs and strikes which paralysed normal life of citizens and caused losses of billions of rupees in one day. “Therefore, the government and political parties should evolve a respectable way out to avoid such a situation in future. Violence in Karachi this year as well as in the past was not ethnic alone, but a turf war between different groups having economic, socio-politico interest to strengthen their position or aggrandisement, based on the phenomenon of tit-for-tat with political, moral and financial support or endorsement of political parties claiming their representation on behalf of public of Karachi, including components and non-components of the provincial government,” it said. The verdict said: “The recent violence in Karachi represents unimaginable brutalities, bloodshed, kidnapping and throwing away dead bodies and torsos in bags; as illustration, indicating toll of 306 lives in one month; detection of torture cells video; receiving bhatta to strengthen the ranks of one group against the other; grabbing land; drug mafia, etc, destroying moveable and immovable properties of the citizens, establishes that the fundamental rights of the citizens enshrined in Articles 9, 14, 15, 18 and 24 of the Constitution have not been protected by the provincial government. “This failure has made the lives and properties of the citizens insecure; the federal government also failed in protecting Sindh against internal disturbance while the Sindh government also failed to carry out functions in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.” REFERENCE: SC blames federal, Sindh govts for Karachi bloodshed By Nasir Iqbal | From the Newspaper October 7, 2011 (3 days ago) http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/07/sc-blames-federal-sindh-govts-for-karachi-bloodshed.html 


WAR AGAINST THE MAFIA.

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REFERENCE: Suo Motu Case No. 16 of 2011 Dated: 6-October-2011 (Suo Motu Action Regarding Law & Order Situation in Karachi) http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=800  http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/user_files/File/SMC16of2011_detailed_judgment.pdf  SC blames federal, Sindh govts for Karachi bloodshed By Nasir Iqbal From the Newspaper October 7, 2011 http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/07/sc-blames-federal-sindh-govts-for-karachi-bloodshed.html

MAFIA CONFESSIONS

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REFERENCE: Suo Motu Case No. 16 of 2011 Dated: 6-October-2011 (Suo Motu Action Regarding Law & Order Situation in Karachi) http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=800  http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/user_files/File/SMC16of2011_detailed_judgment.pdf  SC blames federal, Sindh govts for Karachi bloodshed By Nasir Iqbal From the Newspaper October 7, 2011 http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/07/sc-blames-federal-sindh-govts-for-karachi-bloodshed.html 


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The New York Times, July 13, 1911 Says Politicians Hire The Camorra; Capt. Fabroni Declares Nobody Can Be Elected in Naples Without Its Aid http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A0CEFDF1539E333A25750C1A9619C946096D6CF 

Documentary on Criminal Gang Camorra - 1


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On 26 May 2002, a long-running feud between two crime families on the outskirts of Naples erupted in a shoot-out between two cars. In one were five women from the Cava clan, including the wife and teenage daughters of the recently arrested boss. Since his arrest, the women had started carrying guns and doing target practise. On this day they had been followed by the elderly boss of the rival family and three women, who all opened fire. The Cava women were shot many times, in the face, chest, arms and legs. Their shoes flew in the air as they hit the ground. Women have moved up to the front line of Camorra operations: not just running loan-sharking operations and dealing drugs, but carrying guns to execute their rivals. Women have always played a prominent role in the Camorra - the Naples Mafia: they ensure the smooth running of business when the men are in prison. In recent years, they have taken over the clans' finances, demonstrating the Camorra's flexibility and pragmatism. The Camorra has a horizontal, federal structure, unlike the hierarchical pyramid of Cosa Nostra, or the closed families based on blood ties in the 'Ndrangheta in Calabria. Its numerous clans have an endless recruiting ground among the poor and disenfranchised, and while casualties are high - in the past 30 years, 3,600 people have been killed with weapons imported and distributed by the clans - the dead are quickly replaced. The System, as it's known, is defined less by codes of honour than by the laws of economic gain - today's manager bosses are running international enterprises. REFERENCE: Inside the Camorra, the other Italian mafia 12:01AM GMT 17 Jan 2008 Clare Longrigg reviews Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia by Roberto Saviano http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/non_fictionreviews/3670541/Inside-the-Camorra-the-other-Italian-mafia.html

Documentary on Criminal Gang Camorra - 2


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The New York Times, July 13, 1911 Says Politicians Hire The Camorra; Capt. Fabroni Declares Nobody Can Be Elected in Naples Without Its Aid http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A0CEFDF1539E333A25750C1A9619C946096D6CF

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In business, social control gives them the edge: they have access to cheap skilled labour and a strictly anti-competitive use of lethal violence. The clans have infiltrated business and local administration to become the unassailable face of organised crime. Roberto Saviano explains how they control the entire garment industry from the bottom up - from the undeclared imports of Chinese cloth to the illegal labour that sews the clothes, to the shopping centres they have built on licences granted by corrupt local councils. After a law forbidding Mafia infiltration was passed, 16 town councils in the Caserta area were dissolved. The Mafia's access to public works contracts has become the greatest bane of southern Italy: in Naples, the Camorra regularly lands major contracts for both construction and waste disposal, with the result that toxic waste is mixed in with the cement and built into the very fabric of the city. There's nothing romantic about this view of Naples: no gazing across the bay to Vesuvius, no colourful characters in the back streets. The Naples described by Saviano is a slag heap, a great grey area, where 60 per cent of the goods coming into port are undeclared and 30 per cent of the population is officially unemployed. The city is no longer characterised by the deep red that adorns its historic buildings, it is grey like the cement on which the Camorra's financial fortune is built, with new concrete overpasses and apartment blocks smothering the old city and burying its dead. Brutal wars for domination of the drugs and building industries have been fought in the narrow crowded streets, and passers-by have frequently been hit. If paramedics attempted to save the intended victim's life, the ambulance would be stopped on its way to hospital, and boarded by gunmen who would finish the job. When Saviano's own father, a doctor, defied this unwritten law and saved an 18-year-old with gunshot wounds, he was badly beaten up. Saviano's title comes from the words of a priest who worked with immigrants, with the young and disenfranchised, to stop them being drawn into the Mafia's clutches. He demanded that Naples' citizens 'turn and look' at the reality of their corrupt and degraded city, a sinful Gomorrah. It is an exhortation the 28-year-old Saviano has taken to heart. He is described as a 'vigilante journalist': he gets his stories by going to work, however briefly, in the illegal trades he describes. He offloads contraband from cargo ships at dawn, mixes cement on building sites controlled by the Camorra, and hangs out with the 'Visitors' (addicts who gravitate to the area) who are used by drug traffickers to test new shipments of heroin. In one of his many passionate reflections, Saviano writes, 'I believe that the only way to truly understand, to get to the bottom of things, is to smell the hot breath of reality.' The 'hot breath' of organised crime is always unsavoury and often dangerous, but Saviano's method brings him close to people who have no prospects other than to work illegally for a meagre wage, who take insane risks because they have no choice. These are the Camorra's fodder, without whom the machine would not function: people who are in no position to declare their existence, let alone their employment rights. The seething underbelly of the System illustrates the Camorra's domination as vividly as the boss's fleet of Mercedes or his highly trained bodyguards. Saviano's devastating account of his homeland is highly emotional: unlike many, perhaps older and wearier, Italian journalists, he still feels personally outraged by what he sees. His descriptions of the lawless violent world of Naples are both gritty and sentimental, a poetry of cruelty. Perhaps unsurprisingly, since the book came out, he has been threatened by the clans and now has a police escort for his own safety. REFERENCE: Inside the Camorra, the other Italian mafia 12:01AM GMT 17 Jan 2008 Clare Longrigg reviews Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia by Roberto Saviano http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/non_fictionreviews/3670541/Inside-the-Camorra-the-other-Italian-mafia.html 



Even when a politician in Pakistan says something that seems wholly unobjectionable, it is always best to try and tease out their motives for what they are saying and judge them by their intentions, not their words. PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif’s contention that political parties that have militant wings should be banned is on the surface, something everyone should support. Political parties in the country have used violence far too often as a strategic tool and the results have been less than salutary, as shown by the Supreme Court’s judgement on the Karachi violence. But Mr Sharif’s words reek of opportunism. The PML-N’s student wing, the Muslim Students Federation, has often enforced its authority on campus by resorting to violence. Many prominent figures in the party have also expressed support for militant outfits like the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and even maintained links with banned Punjabi groups. If the ban Sharif proposes is to be fairly enforced, then it would have to include his own party. Just because the PML-N is also morally compromised in this regard, however, does not mean that the problem of political parties maintaining armed wings should be ignored. Rather, it should be acknowledged that every party with a significant following in the country has guns and thugs at its disposal. Since banning all these parties is not feasible, another solution must be sought. Ideally, law-enforcement agencies would be able to crackdown on militant wings within political parties but the police, too, tends to be affiliated to one political party or the other. To the extent that a solution to this problem is possible, some hope is offered by the Supreme Court suo motu notice on the Karachi violence. By identifying the political parties that were responsible for the killings — which, as it turns out, was nearly all of them — the court has given the police cover to act against militant wings. Ideally, of course, the political parties on their own should purge their ranks of all such elements. The practise of political parties backing up their power with private armies is so well-entrenched that even a powerful Supreme Court may not be able to take them on. But placing our hope in the court is far more realistic than just banning the parties outright. Published in The Express Tribune, October 10th, 2011. REFERENCE: No armed wings, please By Editorial Published: October 9, 2011 http://tribune.com.pk/story/270293/no-armed-wings-please/

Mafia Ties & Political Lies

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URL: http://youtu.be/Q8qR-UqUSww

Mafia: Sam Giancana-US CIA-Kennedy-Castro



URL: http://youtu.be/gVCc2ub5vu8



Sam Giancana—talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA’s dirtiest deeds. When Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, he jumped at it. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-scale war on organized crime in the United States. His story changed the course of American history. Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America by Chuck Giancana http://www.amazon.com/Double-Cross-Explosive-Mobster-Controlled/dp/1602397783

According to the recently-declassified CIA "Family Jewels" documents, Giancana and Tampa/Miami Syndicate leader Santo Trafficante, Jr. were contacted in September 1960, about the possibility of an assassination attempt by a go-between from the CIA, Robert Maheu, after Maheu had contacted Johnny Roselli, a Mafia member in Las Vegas and Giancana's number-two man. Maheu had presented himself as a representative of numerous international business firms in Cuba that were being expropriated by Castro. He offered $150,000 for the "removal" of Castro through this operation (the documents suggest that neither Roselli, Giancana, nor Trafficante accepted any sort of payments for the job). According to the files, it was Giancana who suggested using a series of poison pills that could be used to doctor Castro's food and drink. These pills were given by the CIA to Giancana's nominee, Juan Orta, whom Giancana presented as being a corrupt official in the new Cuban government and who had access to Castro. After a series of six attempts to introduce the poison into Castro's food, Orta abruptly demanded to be let out of the mission, handing over the job to another, unnamed participant. Later, a second attempt was mounted through Giancana and Trafficante using Dr. Anthony Verona, the leader of the Cuban Exile Junta, who had, according to Trafficante, become "disaffected with the apparent ineffectual progress of the Junta". Verona requested $10,000 in expenses and $1,000 worth of communications equipment. However, it is unclear how far the second attempt went, as the entire program was canceled shortly thereafter due to the launching of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961. REFERENCE: The CIA's Family Jewels Agency Violated Charter for 25 Years, Wiretapped Journalists and Dissidents Update - Full Report Now Available and Full Text Searchable CIA Announces Declassification of 1970s "Skeletons" File, Archive Posts Justice Department Summary from 1975, With White House Memcons on Damage Control National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 222 Edited by Thomas Blanton Posted - June 21, 2007 Updated - June 26, 2007, 1 p.m. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB222/index.htm 
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB222/family_jewels_full_ocr.pdf

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