Thursday, December 30, 2010

 

Is Organized Crime operating within the corridors of the BC Legislature?

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BC Mary comment: Click-on the links below for 3 Search Warrants showing how much was known by police when they entered the BC Legislature on Dec. 28, 2003 to continue their investigations.

Readers might begin with Attachment #2 (Gordon Campbell's signed promises for "A New Era of Accountability"). There is shown the whole sketch-outline for his schemes. So he knew, didn't he?

The most awful question arising out of the 7-year stonewalling of BC Rail information is: Can British Columbians feel confident that Organized Crime is not operating within the corridors of the BC Legislature itself?  


This is the dark cloud of suspicion which has hung over the entire BC Rail Political Corruption Trial beginning with the police raids on Dec. 28, 2003 -- and only becoming more urgent with the frantic shut-down of the BC Supreme Court trial on Oct. 18, 2010. Organized Crime was stated clearly by RCMP spokesman at the Dec. 29th press conference, and in my view, is fully confirmed here, in this:

Quote from Attachment #4, Information to obtain a search warrant. Vancouver Registry dated August 4, 2003:

4.  ... that "These authorizations included several other identified targets. It identifies the following criminal offences: drugs, proceeds of crime, conspiracy and breach of trust."

5.  "That the criminal investigation of Basi initially concerned proceeds of crime and corruption".


See attachments #1, #3, #4 for details. See  the following column by Robin Mathews  for a summary of British Columbia's legal situation today.

Click-ons for 3 Search Warrants showing how much was known by police when they entered the BC Legislature to continue their investigations.

Readers might begin with Attachment #2 (Gordon Campbell's signed promises for "A New Era of Accountability"). The whole sketch-outline is there. So he knew, didn't he?

The most awful question arising out of the 7-year stonewalling of information is: Can British Columbians feel confident that Organized Crime is not operating within the corridors of the BC Legislature itself?  This is the dark cloud of suspicion which has hung over the entire BC Rail Political Corruption Trial beginning with the police raids on Dec. 28, 2003 -- and only becoming more urgent with the frantic shut-down of the BC Supreme Court trial on Oct. 18, 2010. Organized Crime was stated clearly by RCMP spokesman at the Dec. 29th press conference, and in my view, is fully confirmed here, in this:

Quote from Attachment #4, Information to obtain a search warrant. Vancouver Registry dated August 4, 2003:

4.  ... that "These authorizations included several other identified targets. It identifies the following criminal offences: drugs, proceeds of crime, conspiracy and breach of trust."

5.  "That the criminal investigation of Basi initially concerned proceeds of crime and corruption".


BC Mary's apologies for technical problems. The attachments for these items will appear as soon as I get things figured out. Or, go to Vancouver Sun for their embedded links.  Click HERE. Or copy-and-paste their link into your browser: 

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Dave+Basi+paid+referring+clients+lobbying+firm+lobbyist+claimed/3976770/story.html
 
 

My view is that British Columbia must open the files, demand (under oath) the facts of how we lost an irreplaceable public asset, and push on with laying criminal charges wherever the findings take us.  Only a Public Inquiry into the negotiations surrounding the BCR-CN deal, will provide -- for the first time -- the necessary information for starting the clean-up of the province we love. Don't bother me with weasel-worries about how much this will cost ... tell me, instead, how much it will cost if we allow Organized Crime to lock the BC government in its final death-grip. 


Right now, I see Partisan Politics as a large part of the problem; Partisan Politics is about citizens squabbling: "Me good, You bad!"  This isn't democracy; this is a cruel distraction from responsible democracy. Partisan Politics have, in my view, become tools for destructive action. What's the answer? Because it's up to us, the citizens, to find the answer and press forward.


Laugh if you will (laugh, if you can!), but I have no confidence in either the current government or the BC Opposition to have the courage or integrity to launch this Public Inquiry. Yet I'm sure that any party promising to launch that Public Inquiry would be elected to government. Then, if they're part of the Gordon Campbell group, they'd reverse their position once in power. Is that democracy? No, it isn't. So here's my dream ...


My dream is to see the BC Legislature fill up with Independent M.L.A.s who are intelligent enough to act collegially on the issues after thinking things through independently ... and yes, while keeping citizens informed. If that's a far-fetched or impossible dream, then BC is indeed in a crisis. And, well ... it is in crisis: I never expected Paul Nettleton to vacate his Independent outlook and throw his lot in with Christy Clark's ambition to become leader of the BC Liberal Party, and therefore premier.


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Comments:
One would be hard pressed to believe that the background string pullers of Gordon Campbell were in bed with organized crime. (They instead use the law of the land to 'acquire' public assets for themselves.) Yes it appears B.B&V were involved in something illegal and that spurred the original investigation of BCRAIL. What it appears is the (Gordo Gang) had their own agenda. That agenda was to put in place the right wing belief that Public assets could be legally hived off, literally, to the Pirates of Private Enterprise. (ie BCR, rivers, forest lands, BCHydro, etc. etc. etc.) And we know who they are, and who the political players are and how they did it. Legal? Illegal? That will be very hard to prove. Gordo and gang have looted the public treasury for the benefit of a very few elite pirates in the private sector and have changed the course of politics in BC forever. The Liberals are morally bankrupt and have let greed, avarice and 'criminality' rule the day. It is the likes of the Fraser Institute and fellow travellers who wrote the script for the looting. Where is our Cromwell?????
\Burgess
 
Burgess,

Do you always feel sure that you can recognize and identify high-level members of Organized Crime in BC?

Do you seriously imagine that Mr Big hasn't made strategic use of their untaxed, free-floating 6-Billion cash dollars each year?

Is it reasonable to assume that cash equal to 20% of the provincial budget couldn't be used to infiltrate our system of government, industry, and business?

Let's not to be too "hard-pressed" to disbelieve any part of this puzzle.

Explore. Examine. Ask yourself if it could possibly be true. Test the evidence. Keep searching. Keep asking the questions.

Let me just say that over the past few years, I've become familiar with the sad feeling of not wanting to believe ...

but we're letting ourselves down, if we do that.

My old motto was:

Be polite. Be persistent. Keep asking the questions.
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Burgess,

Let's not forget that the BC Liberals and Gordon Campbell especially, lied to get elected in 2001 and have continued to lie since.

I don't like to flog a dead horse - but this government IS CORRUPT period.

There is a lot of evidence to back up these claims - making excuses for them and their likes, just isn't worth the effort.

The BC Liberal government led by Pinocchio Gordo"the liar" Campbell just plain cannot be trusted - ever !

They are dishonest, lie constantly, have absolutely no credibilty or integrity and will continue in this fashion until they are chucked out of office - guaranteed, because they have gotten away with it all for nine years.

The official opposition - where is it ?? There is none - therefore by default, the BC NDP are just as bad.

Things are in a real pickle in British Columbia politics - and I think Robin Mathews is absolutely right.

I won't go into a load of examples or rhetoric - it is suffice to say that what the BC Liberal government led by Campbell is doing, is evil - no other word adequately describes the situation.

Hopefully, the public is waking up to the fact that none of the BC Liberal MLA's can be trusted either - they have all been complicit in this raping of BC's resources.

I find the recent threats against members of the public who support the RECALL CAMPAIGN, by the government - to be obscene and a complete denial of democratic process.

The anger is out there amongst the people of BC and I am surprised that Campbell has survived so long without any serious attempt at retribution. That says a lot about the people of BC - too trusting and too willing to forgive. Anywhere else in the world, there is a good chance that Campbell would have dealt with in a real way !

So, yep, not just an enquiry into the BC Rail affair - but a deep and thorough enquiry into Gordon Muir Campbell's life , backround, friends and his bank accounts - is called for.

Now I have that off my chest - Happy New Year everyone.

Thanks
 
Burges, CC, and others ...

You might be interested to look back at a BC Mary comment made on House of Infamy site following the story titled "The real, real, real story" ...

the date was December 15, 2010.
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Anywhere organized crime flourishes there are links to the highest politicians: New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Mexico, Colombia, Afghanistan ("heroin heroin heroin, that's the boy scout's marching song", as Tom Lehrer might quip about the allied occupation), China, Japan - you name it.

Money and politicians attract each other like flies to shit, and politicians don't care whose it is, unless they get caught red-handed.

As for whether BC Rail etc were "legal or illegal, hard to prove", that's kinda equivocation, suggestive of the "move along now" soundbites/textbites coming out of spinners in blogspace and out of politiicans' mouths. The bidding process we've already seen more than enough evidence - especially re CP and BNSF - to know was a tainted process, a sham. That's illegal, period. "Hard to prove" only because it's not been allowed in court by those who control our courts, or rig them.

Accenture's acquisition of part of BC Hydro was untendered, like all else it was a largely secret deal. And where governments keep secrets, there are crimes being hidden. It's axiomatic; that's why the secrets.

And is it constitutional for government agencies in Canada
to be owned and operated by foreign companies, from foreign soil? Is it really legal to outsource the government itself? Really?? Is that what the Free Trade deal meant?
Of course, our constitution is a toothless fat man only meant to shore up the existing system of patronage and pork barrel and centralized, autocratic corruption. The Republicans in the US must marvel at the king-like powers their Canadian counterparts (Harper, Campbell et al.) wild while in office.

And anywhere politicians hold near-absolute power, corruption is a given; it's what near-absolute and absolute power ARE. Corruption without check, with the mandate of power/authority, and therefore "legal or illegal, hard to prove".

So let's rephrase that - "legal or illegal.....easy to prove, hard to prosecute".

And "when is our government not our government?" When its services are being operated from foreign soil. When it serves not the interests of the people, or the nation, but only of its inner circle and those who funded their rise to power. And it doesn't matter which country, or which side of the street, that money comes from. Dirty money is still dirty money, just like foreign money is still foreign money. Money has no colour and no nationality, as the old line goes, it also has no morality, no sense of right or wrong. Except it knows that there's more money to be made by not being on the up-and-up than by being "straight". Just the same as in politics, as with the Indo-Liberal membership drives that helped Campbell take the leadership, then win in 2001. Where that money came from, where it went....."legal or illegal, who's to know". Cold hard cash often doesn't leave paper trails - and habitually tries not to.

cont.
 
....cont.

It's not that something wasn't illegal or may not have been illegal, simply because it was those mandated with royal power who executed it. It's that they had the power to do that, and that the opposition (in the House or out here) was unable to stop them, and that the media are behaving like media in a totalitarian state, that's the issue.

If it all wasn't illegal, it should be made so. But those who use the "system" also are the ones in charge or writing its rules, and also in control of the public debate (well, until the internet and blogspace came along).

We need an independent judiciary, an independent police system, free from political control and barred from political involvement, and we need strict rules - and enforcement - on the buying of politicians by campaign donations from foreign donors using Canadian proxy companies.

But there's very little doubt there's drug money connected to BC politicians, knowingly or not. There's too much drug money flowing in the BC economy for there NOT to be. And organized crime ain't stupid, whether it's a homegrown gang or one of the big cartels or the Cosa Nostra or the triads: they know how to buy power, and are old pros at it. They run protection rackets themselves; doling out some largesse to politicians and bureaucrats is something like a protection racket; they're buying cover, as well as power......

Immoral, illegal, unconstitutional - we can prove all of that, even without a money trail. We just don't have media, courts, police or any independent recourse to investigate and bring it to heel. We don't have power, and money is power.....and money, as we all know, is the root of all evil.

I wonder if the Christian fundamentalist faction in the BC Liberal camp (said to be lining up behind Falcon) has that in their catechism? Or are they utterly Calvinist, that material success is a sign of your spiritual superiority and God's blessing? That corrupt money is OK, so long as it's doing God's business?

I've heard a few people quip that they have more faith in the Hell's Angels than they do in politicians....and more than one person, in fact it's a constant theme, people operate under the assumption that the politicians are greased, not just by foreign companies, but by organized crime. And when not, they just behave like organized crime, in the Queen's name.

I mean, is the sky blue, or what?

Oh, oh yeah, it's BC, it rains a lot. But who are the rainmakers? And whose raindances do they respond to?
 
The BC citizens, have been on their own, to fight the HST. The opposition was very silent. We will be on our own to fight, Campbell's corrupt sale of the BCR. We are on our own, fighting all of Campbell's dirty tactics, he is using against, the Fight HST and Recall people, right down to stalking the canvassers. Moron's hanging around the canvassers, wearing, stupid observers badges. Physical attacks against a blogger, who even had her children with her at the time. The media has sat, with their fingers up their noses, when it comes to anything the corrupt evil Liberal party does. The BC Liberal ministers and the mla's backed that bastard Campbell, right to the hilt. They are just as evil as Campbell is. They are quite willing to sell their souls to, the devil named Campbell. BC citizens, will not forget nor, forgive the treachery of, Campbell and his gang of henchmen.
 
When I read the shameful turncoat Nettleton throwing his 'best interests' in with Christy Clark & Kinsella's Co. . . . the biggest insider 'Insiders' with fingers in the BC Rail scam . . .

. . . . the first person I thought of was: you and how betrayed you would feel.

Mr. Nettleton has shown he is no better than the same old circus that got us into this far reaching mess. He will pay a big price with his reputation in the public's mind . . . he's lost a lot.
 
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