Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Are Politicians Being Blackmailed?

This explosive question arises from the dynamic new book, The Franklin Scandal: Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal by Nick Bryant, coming out in May 2009 from TrineDay.

The approval rating of the United States Congress hit an historic low of 12% in October and is currently under 25%, showing that the vast majority of citizens think the Congress is not serving us, the American people. The Franklin Scandal shows a reason why. There is another check-and-balance system in effect—one that has been hidden from the public: blackmail.

The Franklin Scandal exposes an illicit nationwide pedophile network and its ensuing cover-up. The victims (now adults) talk about flights all around the country, and there are hundreds of flight logs to back this up. The most frequent destination? Washington, D.C.—to a party house wired for pictures and sound.

The corruption overpowered local and state law enforcement in Nebraska, and a special committee was formed in the Nebraska State Senate to pursue the allegations. After the Senate committee’s lead investigator was killed, along with his 9-year-old son, in an exploding plane — any real inquiry stopped, and the cover-up continued. This book shows how a major part of that cover-up was accomplished, how officers of the court suborned their duties … and afterwards were given promotions: one is a sitting federal judge.

The scandal erupted out of the 1988 multi-million-dollar failure of Franklin Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska, operated by Lawrence E. King, who at the time was a rising star in the Republican Party. The allegations included the plundering of children from the venerable Catholic charity institution, Boys Town, headquartered near Omaha. As the accusations mounted, Mr. King was swiftly declared mentally unfit, whisked away, and never charged, or questioned about the child abuse testimony against him. Mr. King, currently lives in Virginia.

Indeed, those politicians who are not bought and paid for by corporate America are probably being blackmailed. Having said that, I would also point out that there are a few who are clean, with no skeletons in the closet.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2009.]

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