Elian Gonzalez And Cuba And The Spy Business

By Sherman H. Skolnick

To open up a supposedly “closed” country to big business, the robber barons need a trick. In the early 1970s, Red China was pried open by President Nixon to Rockefeller deals by sending in a ping pong team as a publicity/propaganda stunt. The Rockefeller-owned First National Bank of Chicago loaned Red China billions of dollars. As part of re-payment and reciprocal trade, mainland China has been allowed with impunity, via Chicago as an intake point, to flood the U.S. with their dope, called “China White”.

[The rest of the details are in my series on the Red Chinese Secret Police in the U.S.]

Likewise, Chicago has become part of a scheme to re-establish international cartels in Cuba, the monopolies and their Cuba-based assets having been expropriated by Fidel Castro in his rise to power.

Reportedly tied to dope money laundering through the Chicago markets, Clinton, a Rockefeller agent, was saved from removal from presidential office by the U.S. Senate, key members of which were subject to blackmail.[More in later stories.] Clinton has been too valuable as a created puppet to simply throw away. Right after escaping removal, he found an excuse to bomb out Serbia, to soften up the region for the oil companies and their southern European plots in respect to oil pipelines and shipments from the developing oil-rich Caspian area of the former Soviet Union.

To help pry open Cuba for international swindlers and exploiters, the Clinton White House and their patrons were prepared to use any artifice workable or to create one. The Elian Gonzalez Affair was convenient if not staged. Some contend a CIA operative reportedly unlawfully removed Elian from the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service authorities who ordinarily would have simply shipped the boy right back to Cuba.

Another part of the same Cuban can-opener machine was George H. Ryan, elected Illinois Governor in 1998, amid commotions that he reportedly “bought” the Illinois State Elections Board to win a close election. Ryan has also been the focus of a drivers license bribery scandal. Numerous would-be truck drivers, some not eligible because they did not speak or read English, necessary to understand traffic signs, bought their licenses by bribing state officials.

Prior to becoming Governor, Ryan had been Illinois Secretary of State that runs the drivers license facilities. Quite a number of those that had been working for Ryan have pleaded guilty to federal charges of taking bribes to issue unlawful licenses. Many claim, however, they did not keep the bribes but forwarded the loot, as they had been pressured by Ryan’s henchmen, to Ryan’s GOP campaign for Governor. Ryan says he knows from nothing but is willing to contribute heavily to charity, some of the ill-gotten funds, to show his “good faith”.

An elite IRS team reportedly recommended to the Justice Department that Ryan be prosecuted for bribery, as to the State Elections Board mess as well as the drivers license scandals. The Clinton Justice Department, still loaded with personnel installed by President George Herbert Walker Bush, reportedly corruptly scrapped the IRS referral. And most who rely only on the monopoly press do not realize that Bill Clinton is a closet Republican making corrupt deals with Chicago-area Republicans. [I and a TV associate of mine, Joseph Andreuccetti, taped a one-hour public access Cable TV Program for our weekly series “Broadsides”, entitled “Corruption: Chicago to the White House”. Without a search warrant, Clinton GOP surrogates seized the master tape of the show and refuse to return it to us. It is now the subject of five lawsuits by us against Clinton’s culprits.]

About the time of the starting of the Elian Gonzalez Affair, Illinois Governor Ryan announced he was going to Cuba, as a purported goodwill gesture okayed apparently by the State Department. Ryan trumpeted he was bringing along some two million dollars of items donated by pharmaceutical firms receiving a tax write-off. Some government sources, however, contend a top Ryan crony arranged a deal with drug store type operations in Cuba, starved for such items, to re-sell the charity goods for about thirty million dollars. Ryan’s circle reportedly was to get a one-third kick-back. The IRS elite team has reportedly made a second referral to the Justice Department, to no avail, that they prosecute Ryan for this further apparent bribery.

As a follow up deal, Ryan, with the reported help of an international lawyer based in the Chicago area, reportdly arranged with an Illinois riverboat gambling casino to explore the possiblities of helping Cuba raise money for their U.S. embargo-troubled economy, by gambling casinos being permitted to re-start in Cuba but under Cuban control. That is, Cuba would get a per centage rake-off of the casino take while supposedly tightly supervising the casino operations. [In Illinois, the state officials regulating riverboat gambling casinos are appointed by Ryan and there have been regulatory scandals while the Cuban matter has gone on. Ryan reportedly gets casino kick-backs similar to an ex-governor of Louisiana prosecuted for such bribes.]

Little-known are federal laws that permit gambling casinos to wire transfer funds worldwide similar to banks, an additional device for money laundering. [For related stories, visit our series on Greenspan/Bush and the secret wire transfer records.]

The public seems to have no understanding of how gambling casinos supposedly run by mobsters, were taken over by former top Justice Department officials of the Organized Crime Strike Force, reportedly running their own criminal enterprises. A case in point is Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The toll bridge to the island is reportedly owned by the Richard M. Nixon Estate which gets an income whether the gambling casino shows a profit or not. Paradise Island was taken over by two former Strike Force bosses, William G. Hundley and Robert Peloquin, who co-founded International Intelligence, Incorporated. Intertel as it is called is made up of former “spooks” of various U.S. and some foreign intelligence agencies. They supposedly are dedicated to a “clean”, mob-free operation. In its simplest form, however, it is lawmen killing off or framing up mobsters and then taking over their game.

Read lots of details about Intertel in the book by Jim Hougan, “Spooks-The Terrifying True Story of Spies-for-Hire and Their Secret, Dirty War” (Bantam Books paperback edition, 1979.) Unfortunately or fortunately, I as head of a court reform group found out a great deal about Intertel.

In 1969, I publicly fingered most of the judges on state’s highest court, the Illinois Supreme Court, as bribe-takers tied to a bank across the street from some of the judges Chicago office. A State Legislature impeachment committee hired a special counsel to interview me several times in my home. Not disclosed to me during the interviews was the lawyer, William G. Hundley, with his law-partner, both former Justice Department Strike Force officials, were running the mob-successor operation, with intelligence agency operatives, on Paradise Island. Both were kingpins in the Valachi Affair.

When I then fought the Paradise Island gang in Chicago’s crooked courts, for trying to mislead me, in what turned out to be the biggest judicial bribery scandal in U.S. history, guess who showed up to lean on the local judges to protect the new mob on Paradise Island? Why, Henry Hyde, long an operative of Naval Intelligence. Hyde went on to become a U.S. Congressman and later, head of the House Judiciary Committee that led a watered-down, sex-episode only, no treason charges, so-called attack on President Clinton, the Impeachment Resolution of 1998.

Two former FBI agents, part of Intertel, were the ones who kidnapped me in 1980, as a commentator on bank collapses, during a period of bank commotions, as apparently ordered by the then head of the Federal Reserve. I was kept in a distant jail without the Warden there knowing originally who I am and why I was there, and without an arrest warrant.[Visit my story on my website, “The American Gestapo, Elian Gonzalez, and Memories”.]

In a series I wrote on the corrupt IRS I told about how top IRS officials and former officials operate a gambling casino boat, as a reputed money laundry, in the Caribbean. George H. Ryan reportedly is tied to the gang of government gangsters and the boat as well as dope traffickers in Jamaica. All of it part of the reputed Intertel mob that has been apparently orchestrating the Elian Gonzalez Affair. The tie-in is reportedly through Intertel’s secret Chicago office. This is a developing story.

Compare the foregoing details to the propaganda blitz about George H. Ryan’s trip to Cuba:

Chicago Tribune “Cuba-Illinois courtship on” 10/6/1999. Chicago Tribune “Cuba Trip has Ryan toeing a fine line” 10/24/1999. ChicagoTribune “Ryan gives boost to religion in Cuba” 10/25/1999.

This is all apparently a media bombardment for big racketeers to open the door to Cuba and “tourism”.

Stay tuned.

Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since 1963, founder/chairman, Citizen’s Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders. Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of one-hour,weekly public access Cable TV Show, “Broadsides”, Cablecast on Channel 21, 9 p.m. each Monday in Chicago. For a heavy packet of printed stories, send $5.00 [U.S. funds] and a stamped, self-addressed business sized envelope [4-1/4 x 9-1/2 #10 size] WITH THREE STAMPS ON IT, to Citizen’s Committee to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick, Chairman, 9800 South Oglesby Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870. Office, 7 days, 8 a.m. to midnight, (773) 375-5741 [PLEASE, no “just routine calls]. Before sending FAX, call.

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