FREE PRESS * August 12, 2013
* Issue 32 *
AMERICANFREEPRESS.NET * BEHIND THE SCENES
By Michael Collins
.Although there are probably dozens of members of Congress who could be indicted and convicted for major criminal offenses involving high-stakes bribery and influence peddling that is often quite open and never prosecuted, the Justice Department spent many years coming up with a handful of dubious charges against Rep. Jim Traficant.
Ask anyone who knows how it works in official Washington and they’ll privately admit that the real reason Traficant was indicted on criminal charges was simply the fact that “the powers that be” didn’t like Traficant: he was just too honest and too outspoken.
Right up front, let’s lay it out. Here are some of Traficant’s real “crimes” in the eyes of the elite who railroaded Jim Traficant into federal prison in 2002.
• Criticizing the IRS and calling for expanded protections for the rights of taxpayers under fire from IRS;
• Taking a hard-line stand against NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and so-called “free” trade and urging protectionist measures to preserve American jobs and defend domestic industry from predatory global speculators;
• Attacking Wall Street wheeling and dealing and raising questions about the enrichment of high-level financial interests through the lending practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; and
• Calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from trouble spots around the globe and questioning constant U.S. meddling in the affairs of other nations.
While Traficant enunciated these truths, other members of Congress squirmed uneasily, sitting in silence, as Traficant spoke out — even in the face of his impending trial — never one to be cowed.
The preceding excerpt is from Target Traficant by Michael Collins Piper. To get a copy (softcover, 163 pages, $18 — was $25 — plus $4 S&H inside the U.S.) send payment to AFP, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, #100,Washington, D.C. 20003, call toll free 1-888-699-6397 or shop online at www.americanfreepress. net. Outside the U.S. email shop@americanfreepress. net for S&H to your nation.
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Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 32, August 12, 2013, AMERICAN