Monday, October 30, 2006

House of Death mass murder cover-up: National Security.

* bill conroy:
"U.S. government lawyers have reached for the ultimate weapon in the House of Death mass murder cover-up: National Security.

Once that label is successfully applied to any aspect of the case, it is a sure bet the full truth of the U.S. government’s complicity in the murders will forever be suppressed.
The murders were carried out with the help of a U.S. government informant — a former Mexican cop who had attained high standing in Santillan’s organization. The informant, Guillermo Ramirez Peyro, was under the watch of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in El Paso, Texas.

When the informant’s role came to light, after his activities nearly cost the lives of a DEA agent and his family, rather than investigate the callous activities of U.S. law enforcers who allowed the informant to commit murder under government cover, the leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, chose to bury the facts along with the bodies.

A cover-up was hatched, that continues to this day, and the high-ranking DEA agent, Sandalio Gonzalez, who blew the whistle on the whole sordid affair, became yet another victim of the House of Death — his career ruined in the aftermath of a calculated effort to silence the messenger.
However, if the government is successful in invoking classified status for key public documents associated with this bloody drug-war catastrophe (documents such as the JAT report), then critical evidence that might expose the complicity of U.S. officials in the House of Death murders will be buried.

So just what’s in the JAT report that the government doesn’t want us to see — to the extent that it is even willing to invoke the stealth trump card of national security?
But, really, it’s none of our business if U.S. officials helped to facilitate mass murder in Mexico. It’s our patriotic duty to trust the government unquestioningly."

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