Friday, January 27, 2012

Autopsy of Injustice. Let the dead teach the living in the Gunwalker Scandal.

"So that is where we are, as far as I know. The committee may have a rabbit in their hat. In fact, if they've been doing what they claim to have been doing they should have a whole warren of embarrassing rabbits for Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano and the sitting president of the United States. If. . . Maybe. . . Or, the fix is in, which means they have decided to try to save their rotten system and not the country."
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt van Rijn
It is early on the morning I fly out to Mordor-on-the-Potomac. I awoke too soon from my sleep with this essay almost fully formed in my head, and so I present it you, gentle readers, as a follow-on to the previous post, including the words above, which I am told has excited some consternation and displeasure at the Issa committee.
The term "autopsy" in its modern sense dates from the the 1650s or thereabouts. It derives from the Greek "autopsia" which means "a seeing with one's own eyes," and its spirit is embodied in the Latin phrase "Mortui vivos docent," or, "Let the dead teach the living."
There are those, and they are not only folks working for Darrell Issa, who believe that I am being too harsh, too suspicious, of the year-long investigation. Various people called me yesterday to chide me for a lack of faith and respect. "Why did you have to embarrass the Congressman about Davos?" one asked.
Truth be told, I don't care whether the independently wealthy Darrell Issa goes to Davos. Good on him, both for making the money and having the ability to jet around the world. I mentioned it only because I knew it would get their attention, these people who almost consistently refuse to answer my questions directly. Heck, I even understand that, knowing what Rachel Madcow or "Bloody Hands" Cummings would do with the knowledge to try to discredit the investigation with guilt by association.
I poked them about Davos, not because I think Issa is hobnobbing with George Soros in some grand, Alex Jones conspiracy or simply out of pique that the committee has mystified me and other more mainstream journalists with their actions (or, in most cases, inactions), but rather because I have had almost two decades of "autopsia" when it comes to federal law enforcement scandals and, perhaps more than any other observer of this, the worst of such scandals, I believe that the dead should teach the living.
(Sidenote: It is no small thing that the committee has for many weeks cut off the flow of information to "mainstream" journalists who, unlike me, actually have a pay grade. Have you noticed how many Gunwalker stories Sharyl Attkisson of CBS has done lately? Zero. Zip. Nada. Bupkus. You know why? I have no specific knowledge, but I can tell you that editors -- especially editors who are made nervous by the threat that this scandal poses to their Dear Leader's regime -- do not keep reporters on stories where the sources dry up. And the committee has in great measure dried up the flow of information on what it is that they are doing. If they are now upset that people wonder why that is and what it portends, even to the point of making unfair guesses, well . . . they have only themselves to blame.)
"Mortui vivos docent."
The Randy Weaver family. The ATF wanted to make him an informant against the Aryan Nations. He refused. In the end, the U.S. Marshals killed his 14 year old son Sammy with a shot in the back and the FBI "accidentally" shot his wife Vicki in the head as she held their 10-month-old daughter Elishiba. With optics that FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi used, he could have seen Vicki Weaver's back teeth, even firing through the door glass as he did. As Wikipedia notes, "A Justice Department review later found this second shot was unconstitutional and the lack of a request to surrender was 'inexcusable', since Harris and the two Weavers were running for cover and could not pose an imminent threat." The FBI dubbed their temporary camp "Camp Vicki" and during the ensuing ten-day standoff negotiators taunted the survivors with "Vicki, come on out, we have blueberry pancakes." The negotiators later claimed they didn't know Vicki was dead, but Lon Horiuchi certainly did.
Politicians of both parties saw to that Lon Horiuchi was protected from legal consequences. FBI Assistant Director Larry Potts (a "FOL" -- "Friend of Louie," FBI Director Louis Freeh -- was censured for his role and in the subsequent cover-up. He was allowed to retire in 1997, after also participating in the command decision at Waco.
"Mortui vivos docent."
Some of the kids at Waco before their encounter with the FBI Hostage Roasting Team.
Here's some views of the end result of your tax dollars at work:
No one -- NO ONE -- was ever punished or even inconvenienced by what they did to these children at Waco. Eric Holder was instrumental in covering up the circumstances of the Waco inferno, including the prosecution of U.S. Attorney Bill Johnston, the only federal employee who seemed remotely interested in getting to the bottom of what actually happened. In this, Holder had bi-partisan help from the GOP. (See This Is Not An Assault: Penetrating the Web of Official Lies Regarding the Waco Incident by David T. Hardy & Rex Kimball.)
This bi-partisan cover-up cooperation continued to pay Eric Holder dividends into the 21st Century. From an article by Tommy Witherspoon in the Waco Tribune, 16 January 2009:
U.S. attorney general nominee Eric Holder not questioned about Waco Branch Davidian siege.
U.S. Attorney General-designate Eric Holder was prepared to be bombarded during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday with a host of questions about a variety of topics, including his role as acting attorney general during a special investigation into the 1993 Branch Davidian debacle.
While he fielded questions about waterboarding terrorist suspects and the 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, Senate Judiciary Committee members didn’t get around to asking about the Branch Davidian investigation.
Former Attorney General Janet Reno recused herself from a special investigation that was conducted by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth into how the fire started in April 1993 in which Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and 75 of his followers perished.
Reno’s recusal left Holder, then No. 2 at the Justice Department, as acting attorney general for the purposes of Danforth’s 14-month, $17 million investigation.
Sen. Arlen Specter — ranking Republican on Senate Judiciary — indicated earlier this week that the Branch Davidian siege and Holder’s involvement in Danforth’s investigation might be a topic discussed during Holder’s confirmation hearings. Internet blogs have been rife with speculation about possible Holder testimony on the siege.
Danforth said this week that he supports Holder’s nomination and thinks he will be an excellent attorney general. He said as acting attorney general, Holder was the person to whom Danforth and his investigators submitted requests for information.
“He was very good and played it straight,” Danforth said. “I think that, oftentimes, the reaction to people in agencies or departments where there is an investigation going on is to circle the wagons. But that was not him at all. He was very forthcoming and very cooperative with us and provided the information we needed.”
Waco attorney Bill Johnston, a former assistant U.S. attorney who helped prosecute 11 Branch Davidians on murder charges, was the only person prosecuted as a result of Danforth’s investigation.
Johnston admitted that he failed to turn over his personal notes to investigators that they said revealed Johnston knew at least by 1994 that the FBI used tear-gas devices capable of sparking a fire on the final day of the 51-day standoff with Koresh.
They said Johnston also lied to a special grand jury in St. Louis about his level of cooperation.
"Mortui vivos docent."
Baylee Almon, barely alive, pulled from the rubble of the Murrah Building, Oklahoma City, 19 April 1995. She died shortly afterward.
"Mortui vivos docent."
Kenny Trentadue.
The official explanation of the bombing -- what Oklahoma investigative journalist J.D. Cash derisively called "The Lone Bomber Theory" -- was seriously complicated by credible reports of "others unknown." As I wrote recently:
A U.S. Attorney in Arizona made the proffer to McVeigh associate Michael Fortier in order to flesh out the "lone bomber theory" and divert attention away from Elohim City, the Aryan Republican Army and federal undercover informant Andreas Carl Strassmeier.
The name of that United States Attorney was Janet Napolitano.
The Oklahoma City Bombing, we now know, was at least influenced by and at worst executed by participants in a larger FBI operation called PATCON (See here and here. PATCON, and the cover-up of its deadly offshoots, was carried out under administrations of both parties. Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano are both long-time players in this cover-up, but then it has its GOP participants as well.
"Mortui vivos docent."
Brian Terry, Killed in Action, 15 December 2010, Peck Canyon, Arizona.
Let the dead teach the living. And what do these hundreds of dead -- thousands if you count the Mexican victims of Gunwalker, and I do -- as a result of federal law enforcement actions over the past two decades teach us? What do the bi-partisan cover-ups in all these cases teach us? They teach us that trusting anyone in the federal government when they utter the phrase "we will get to the bottom of it" is folly. They teach us that the Eric Holders of the world -- these evil men who commit crimes under color of law, violating the Constitution that they swore an oath to uphold -- could not succeed in their crimes without the urbane and sophisticated John Danforths of the world who cover for them.
My problem is that I have seen with my own eyes too much. I no longer trust. I can no longer be patient. For we who have trusted and been patient in our previous searches for federal justice have always been betrayed by the same people who claimed to be determined to "get to the bottom of it."
If my long education in bi-partisan perfidy in the cover-up of federal murder and mass murder has made me impatient, abrasive, untrusting and cynical, I make no apology. If we do see a complete and honest investigation of the Gunwalker Conspiracy, it would be a triumph of faint hope over jaded experience.
But that's not the way to bet.
"Mortui vivos docent."
-- Mike Vanderboegh


Anonymous said...

Well said Mike. Fact is, they deserve the rope. All of them.

BadCyborg said...

Safe trip, Dutchman. You and David watch each other's backs. I don't want either of you doing a Vince Foster imitation.

Hang in there, Mike. And hope you're wrong and the fix isn't in for real. And if it is, well it won't really be a surprise, will it? Romans 3:10 - As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: - would appear to be especially applicable to politicians.

If the whole Grassley/Issa Gunwalker investigation goes quietly away it will not hasten the inevitable. Perhaps it will open a few more eyes.

Anonymous said...

Well said Dutchman.

Thanks for the memories and the reminders.

May the souls of the guilty endure everlasting the pain and anquish of all the souls they've murdered with their sinful lies & deceit.

And may the justice from God be swifter and harsher than the justice meted out by man on earth.

WarriorClass said...

Mike speaks for many of us. God forbid anything happen to him, in any way, shape or form.

100 heads will be held accountable, if it does.


conditionyellow said...

Whatever happened to Issa's telling Holder he was going to be held in "contempt" after refusing to provide information after the Feb 4th date. More fluff from Issa? More "gotta sound tough" but lacking in follow through? I really hope I'm wrong. I really looked at Issa as a different breed, one who may actually find justice. It's beginning to look like a dog and pony show, with another footnote in history of the good and honorable, Brian Terry and his family, being denied justice. It only comforts me to know that all will be judged by their Creator someday. I am getting so jaded by this 'above the law' crap. If a civilian was found to be at the head of a gun trafficking ring, that caused the death of Americans (and Mexicans), we would be appealing a death sentence about now. The system is so broken.

John Smith. said...

The actions of the government are a reflection of its citizenry for better or worse...

Dakota said...

"My problem is that I have seen with my own eyes too much. I no longer trust. I can no longer be patient. For we who have trusted and been patient in our previous searches for federal justice have always been betrayed by the same people who claimed to be determined to "get to the bottom of it.""

Absolutely, God Damn Right ..... I have said all along that these SOB's will never follow thru!

Lon Horiuchi, burn in hell!!!

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Mike, for all of your hard work. Be careful out there.

Gordy said...

Can anyone deny that God is justified in sending judgment on this nation? The criminals presently occupying the seats of authority are in fact His instruments of judgment.

Read Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's book, "The Harbinger," and you will learn more than you want to know about why America is under God's judgment. It ought to be required reading for every pol in America. Not that it would make a dent.

These criminals are in their glory now, and they will continue to frustrate justice-seekers, BUT! There comes an end, and when it does, they will stand before the Righteous Judge, the One Whose eyes are as flames of fire, and there will be no more stonewalling, no more shuck-and-jive. There will be only wailing and gnashing of teeth and everlasting regret and contempt.

In the meantime, it will take God's marvelous and abundant grace to survive what's coming on this nation. And that's no exaggeration.

millerized said...

I quit believing in miracles 2 thousand some years ago. The fix has been in since the get-go, and it's been political posturing since.

Haven't seen anything on this whole .gov fiasco that has given me hope in any change in the system. At least not while the people playing the game have so much dirt on each other.

We're on the outside, they're on the inside, and there is little chance in either sides crossing over.

Chalk it up to the way things are, and will continue to be. There's a chance that each of us could make our individual dents in their elitist armor, but they're little dents and matter not to them.

Anonymous said...

The country is broken. The very government that is supposed to protect us is committing the crimes and it will never stop. The very politicians we look to to end this are complicit. Us hoping and praying that this time it really will be different accomplishes nothing. We need to get our heads around the fact that we as private citizens are going to need to solve this. The only recourse we have left is the way the founders hoped we would never need but knew we would. Arms are the last respite of the people to throw off and oppresive and unjust government and it is clear to see we need them.

Longbow said...

We all will be watching, Mike.

Pericles said...

Politics and timing.

The Republicans want the scandal to break during the election cycle when the Democrats are unable to respond by nominating an alternative (should circumstances require it) candidate.

We want justice now, because we don't care about politics.

Think: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield

We the people... said...

Well done, sir.

Anonymous said...

Its only a matter of time till the stench of the Federal Zone cesspool burns the nostrils of God. However, now that the ashes of the Magna Carta and the Constitution are cold, there is nothing to stop the Leviathon from eating its young, so I don't pretend anymore. I know what's coming. I vomited for the last time the day Obama signed the NDAA, and now understand how little the Gunwalking victims mean to these morally obtuse cockroaches. Afteral, when hundreds of thousands of human lives are simply filed away as collateral "damage" via illegal wars and Drones, do you really think the blood of a few hundred Gunwalking victims on the hands of the Federal Cartel mean a damn thing? I think not. The Waco/Ruby Ridge debacles prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.'s time to call a horse a horse. The Federal leviathan is a cold blooded murderer. P E R I O D. In that respect, don't think for a second IT wouldn't kill you Mike. Now that they have the NDAA, they can detain you forever, take you to Guantanamo, torture and even kill you under the color of virtue of "claiming" you are simple "beligerent". But, make no mistake in assuming you are not important enough to them to eliminate you from the Gunwalking coverup expose' equation via plain murder.

Be ever so careful, and may Godspeed.

By the way, I'm not the only one with this view.

Straight out tha muthaphukin ghetto said...

another politician turns out to be a worthless Piece of $hit?

color me not suprised.

They don't give a damn about you or justice. They have been proving it for decades. Let us learn our lesson now and move on to the real work that needs to be done. Top off preps, confirm your zero, read as many praxis posts as you can; then turn up the freedom propaganda campaigns in your AO.

The system is broken... let's fix that bitch.

Fuck them

Anonymous said...

Nothing but contempt for the whole goddamn lot. Issa is a boob. His spastic catepillar eyebrows have lost their charm. Grassley is a fucktard. One year of "investigating" and nothing to show for it - except the revelation that Holder can do as he pleases and Congress doesn't have the guts to do shit about it.
Oversight Committee? More like the Piss And Moan And Be Ignored Committee. Insult to injury is having to listen to absolute dipshits like the talking cantelope Elijah Cummings and pus-head Eleanor Holmes Norton actually defend the son-of-a-bitch Holder with phony indignation. Note to Issa: Everybody is tired of the perpetual circle jerk. Either nail the bastard or quit wasting time and money just to get your mug on TV.

Anonymous said...

We are just "those people" now.

Seremzh said...

I agree, the Enemies of Liberty have control of both parties.

Most of the Republicans, 2010 Tea Party candidates included, supported the NDAA bill along with the Democrats.

Few Republicans or Democrats voiced any opposition to SOPA and PIPA, which seemed to be a diversionary action to cover the signing of ACTA. All three will allow the government to use copyright as the pretext for censorship (countless blogs, new aggregators and political forums could be shut down).

Republicans and Democrats voted for the Patriot Act, the creation of DHS and the TSA.

Republicans rolled over and played dead as the Democrats spent six trillion dollars over three years, and many of them got their own earmarks from those spending bills.

Representation died out a long time ago. This country is already collectivist. Most people just do not realize how much tax dollars go to redistribution of wealth, and to politically favored companies, unions and lobbying organizations. Fascism is simply communism by other means.

Female III said...

YOU GO, MIKE!!! You just KICKED THEM IN THE BALLS with that! I've been enraged enough all these years to slowly throttle every last one of those filthy fuckers, yet reading what you just posted has me UP AND OUT OF MY CHAIR.

Keep posting these images, Mike. Keep them front and center as a constant reminder. Let me enraged anew every time I come to this website. I WANT TO STAY MAD.

Mt Top Patriot said...

Every one of those dead people are your answer Mr. Mike.

Gonna be a lot more dead people before this is over. This rampage of murder is not even an appetizer for what is coming.

In order for inhuman tyrants the likes of holder and obama and soros, and God only knows the rest, for these monsters to be successful in ruling us all, they are going to have to kill off millions. Like 3 percent of the population, along with many times that to rid themselves of the extra "garbage" they have created via their social manipulation.

Murder one person, you've done the hard part. The next 10, or 10 million are easy.

Holder and Obama's long march is reaching its climax. This is blood on their hands. For many of us to expect justice has been a hollow hope.

How can the likes of Holder ever be held to account and suffer the consequences of his and his ilks actions today, when the litany of crimes and treason they have shared in previously committed are left standing?

The system is being preserved. The investigation is a part of that preservation process.

You Mr. Mike, have been hoodwinked. How much inside skinny did you get conned into giving up?
How much cow manure did they feed you?

The impetus on Gunwalker has passed. That is all holder and Obama needed. The rest is like a fart in a mitten to these assholes. You me, the rest of America, are a joke to these SOB's. They have violated and flaunted the worst crimes known, many times over. Issa? Whatever he is, represents, what have you, it is 3 ring circus.

No matter the lame ass excuses. If they had the goods on Gunwalker, heads would be rolling.

The whole thing is one small scam of the elites overall scam of late to buy enough time before the shit hits the fan.

TPaine said...

Well, Mike, it looks like you've finally started to doubt like others of us who grew suspicious of the continual delays and stalling tactics. Issa and Grassley have had more than enough ammunition to hang all of these guys, yet nothing has even come close to solution.

When absolute proof ain't enough, nothing will be. TIme to go with Plan 'B'!

Anonymous said...

All they have to do is ignore it and see to it that the public remains clueless.

They can do anything they want, to anyone they want, violate any law including the constitution and bill of rights.

We all know what's going on here because we've been here before and seen all of it before.

They're going to keep right on doing what they've been doing, serving their needs at our expense and pretending that they love God, country and apple pie, when they really only love themselves and their power, bought with our blood and money.

Do you hear the cans rattling now?

Anonymous said...

excellent post Mike- one of the best since I have started following SSI. Godspeed to you and the Republic.

Marcus L. Crassus & Vlad Tepes said...

@Anonymous: "Fact is, they deserve the rope. All of them."

We respectfully disagree.

Anonymous said...

IF this investigation ends up in a cover up, something needs to be done.

Our legal options have run out.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes. Horiuchi. Will the folks in Boundary County nad up and re-file charges? Doubt it. Gutless as the Texan response to Waco. Too bad, really-I would break anonymity to contribute to the prosecution fund.

Arctic Patriot said...

Good luck in that cesspit.

Marcus L. Crassus & Vlad Tepes-

You're right, they don't deserve the rope.

They should be stood up against the wall, on national television.

There can be no change without pain.

Anonymous said...

@Marcus L Crassus and his loyal sidekick:

You may respectfully disagree, but folks are beginning to disrespectfully not give a shit.
Until Issa can accomplish more than the usual ineffectual dry humping of the chairman's podium, the natives will continue to grow more restless.
Get it done or shut it down - quit fucking around.

Yank lll said...

Eric Holder is a corrupt treasonous scumbag who should already have been arrested.
Empty threats by ideological opposites, both having the same ultimate agenda are like pissing in the wind..

They intentionally and continually violate our rights by intent and nothing at all will happen. These are the same people who committed WACO and Ruby Ridge not to mention all the treasonous actions Mike has uncovered.

A sixpack of choice says there will be some incident before the election that will turn things upside down and it wont matter anyway.. buy more ammo.

Yank lll

Anonymous said...

What is past ,is prolog .this place is nothing but a tinder box waiting for a spark.Will it be the left handed pen of Obama?.Why are the American military training to battle so called "Domestic Terrorists",ie.Patriot Militias?.As stupid as these politicians are even they know,that now,the phrase "NO MORE FREE WACO,s"is not an idle threat.I am horrified,that the march toward Lexington Green may have already started. Many years ago (late 50s) on my first day of school ,the very first thing the teacher did that morning .Was to ask us all to stand place our right hand over our heart and repeat these words,"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands....."In that instant these few simple words where forever seared in my soul.No "Cult of Personality" will ever remove them.