|The following may not initially seem related to CIA-drug
operations, but it's no secret that the CIA relies quite heavily on
existing organized crime networks to run their cocaine/heroine/meth operations. It is my opinion
that this information provides us with a framework in which to view
current information/events related to
organized crime, terrorism, narco/weapons trafficking operations......and the looting of the world's
financial systems. |
continue to add to this as time allows, because this is the "entity"
that has been harassing my family. This is the "entity" that has
apparently owned Minnesota since the 1920's: Meyer Lansky's Murder
Inc/Purple Gang, not headquartered in Vegas or Florida, but safely
snugged against the bosom of the political machinery in Minnesota.
While the information dug up by investigative journalist Rick
Magraw only takes us through 1991, we found generational links from
the past to the present.
not conspiracy theory nonsense, but is simply historical information
about business.....dirty, but
extremely lucrative business where, in the current environment,
rewards are great and risks are few.
Are Minnesota's Democrats the Most
*This is a
partial reprint of an article that appeared in the New Federalist
Newspaper on August 5, 1991. This article was for research
Cummings, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attorney General, called Minnesota's
Twin Cities, "the poison spot of the nation." Contrary to
Minnesota's image as a bastion of clean "liberal" politics, Humbert
Humphrey's Democratic Party machine has been, and is today, funded and
controlled by thugs and thieves fronting for the late and notorious
Meyer Lansky and his heirs. Even Hubert Humphrey's son, "Skip",
Minnesota's Attorney General and heir to the Humphrey machine, today
receives campaign contributions from this crowd.
are Minnesota's Independent Republicans whom one would expect to
capitalize on these juicy scandals and raw corruption? Led by
the secretive grain cartels, the GOP and its media friends provide
protections through their silence. While the Democratic mob does
their dirty work, the grain cartels reap the benefit, particularly the
depression era destruction of the populist Farmer-Labor Party.
first article in a series, we will look back to the early part of the
century, examining Minnesota's politics to find the open alliance of
organized crime and Minnesota's Democrats, and then trace the
continuity of this alliance to the present day.
In 1916 and 1918, the agrarian populist
Nor-Partisan league successfully ran in the North Dakota Republican
party primaries and went on to win the elections with their
conservative farm base.
In the 1918 Minnesota Republican primary,
the NPL tried to duplicate its success, but lost by a narrow
margin. The NPL went on to run under the Farmer-Labor Party
banner and became the second largest party in the state - ahead of the
Both the Democrats and Republicans were
determined to destroy teh Farmer-Labor Party because it challenged the
power of the grain cartels, representing a popular and at times
volatile threat to the cartels' control. The nature of that
threat is illustrated by the ploicies of the Canadian Wheat
Board. Back in the 1920's, as first the NPL and the F-L were
organizing themselves in Minnesota, Canadian agrarian populists
created a co-op marketing system known as the "Prairie Pools", which
to the day has prevented Cargill from controlling more than 8% of the
wheat trade in Canada.
Minnesota's commerce was and still is
typified by raw materials and agriculture, such as Weyerhauser's lumbering, Cargill's grain operations,
US Stells Mesabi iron mines, and James J Hill's Great Northern
Railroad and related Northern Pacific Railroad, for the transport of
surprisingly, the state had a tough "boom town" reputation. Turn
of the century Duluth resembled a gold rush town, complete with swarms
of cheap immigrant labor to work the mines and man railroads. A
controlled the ore production and the Democratic Party "vote early and
often" machine collected the tribute from the mob's booze, gambling,
and prostitution operations. In the Twin Cities the mob
connection was based on huge shipments of Canadian and bootlegged
whiskey down the Mississippi to St. Louis and various points in
The O'Connor System:
Karpis, one time public enemy #1, once said, "Every criminal of
importance in the 1930's made his home at one time or another in St.
Paul. If you were looking for a guy you hadn't seen in a few
months, you usually thought of two places -- prison or St. Paul.
If he wasn't locked up in one, he was probably hanging out in the
other." A June 1991 Minneapolis Star and Tribune article front
page story was titled, "The Scene of the Crime: St. Paul Once Home to
Nation's Most Notorious Gangsters."
distinction was due to the Twin Cities' O'Connor System, which
prevailed through the 20's. Known criminals were free to stay
and avoid extradition if they paid off a trio of politicians: St. Paul
Democratic Party head Richard O'Connor, his brother, St. Paul Police
Chief John J. O'Connor, and speakeasy owner, Danny Hogan. Star
and Tribune reporter George Matheny explained, "The crooks had to
follow three rules: check in with Dapper Danny on arrival, pay off
regularly and commit no crimes within city limits. The
Minneapolis version of this triumvirate was Mayor George Leach, Police
Chief Frank Brunskilll, and County Attorney Floyd B. Olson.
reporter Nate Bomberg of the St. Paul Pioneer Press described it this
way a number of years ago: "Everybody was in on the take. You
can't have an underworld without an overworld....You can't have the rackets unless you
have the mayor, the chief of police and the county attorney in your
advent of national Prohibition in 1920, the organized crime operations
got a double boost; from massive profits from illegal liquor and
related operations; and from the dependency of the Democratic Party
machine on the mob to wipe out any opposition through coercion,
bribery and murder.