The US is using the FBI to prevent the people of Puerto Rico from exercising their First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and public protest.
As of April 21, seventeen independence activists are being forced to “submit their DNA” to the FBI. On December 3, 2015, the FBI arrested ten Puerto Rico government officials and businessmen in a widespread corruption probe. Both of these FBI “investigations” coincide with a Financial Control Board, which will soon be the economic dictator of all Puerto Rico.
THE FBI BEGINS TO “SOLVE” A SHOOTING INCIDENT FROM 37 YEARS AGO.
This past week, Fox News reported that the FBI is finally “moving closer” to solving a 1979 shooting which may have involved, allegedly, some militant independentistas.
This Fox report arrived precisely at the same moment, that the U.S. Congress is finalizing its PROMESA legislation to create a Financial Control Board over the whole island.
AFTER 20 YEARS, THE FBI “DISCOVERS” POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN PUERTO RICO
The 25-count indictment on December 3 included extortion, money laundering, wire fraud, and federal program bribery. The ten arrestees were accused of using Puerto Rico – and the Puerto Rican government budget – as their personal ATM for nearly 20 years.
In an FBI press release, the Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Carlos Cases, was quoted at length:
“Unfortunately, this is one more case of graft, greed, and corruption that over the last 20 years have contributed to the government of Puerto Rico’s fragile economic condition, and placed it on the brink of bankruptcy.”
THE US PRESS EXPLOITS THE ARRESTS
The US press pounced on the news immediately.
As soon as the FBI issued their December 3 press release – on the very same day – Bond Buyer reported that due to the FBI arrests, “U.S. Senators have already voiced skepticism about the ability of Puerto Rico’s government to properly govern the island.”
Bond Buyer further wrote that “if some of Puerto Rico’s leaders were involved with the corruption, that would limit the leaders’ abilities to negotiate on financial issues.”
Then, in loud italic lettering, Bond Buyer trumpeted that: “Today’s arrests may make the U.S. Congress more likely to approve a control board to run Puerto Rico’s affairs.”
With equal enthusiasm, Caribbean News howled that: “the corruption case is a shame for the Puerto Rican government.”
HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS TIMING
The FBI arrests are no great shock to long-suffering Puerto Ricans…but the timing is highly suspicious. They occur at exactly the moment that a seven-member “Financial Control Board” is being finalized by the U.S. Congress.
They also occur at exactly the moment that the government of Puerto Rico becomes insolvent, and negotiations on Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt enter the brass knuckle phase.
It is also unusual for an FBI agent to convene a press conference, in order to discuss 20 years of Puerto Rican history and the “fragile economic condition” of an entire government.
COUNT THE NEWS REPORTS
Over the next few weeks, it will be a good idea to simply “count the news reports.”
Count how many U.S.-based newspapers report the “corrupt political system” in Puerto Rico.
Then count how many of those same papers report on:
SHAME ON ALL OF THEM
Shame on the U.S. business press, and their paid-for propaganda…
Shame on the PPD and PNP in Puerto Rico, the vulture funds in Wall Street, and the politicians in Washington, D.C. who position themselves to profit from the misery of other human beings…
Shame on all of them.
They think we don’t see them, or the magnitude of what they’re doing.
They think they can bully and manipulate an entire nation, into embracing the dictatorship of a “Financial Control Board.”
Increasingly, on the global stage, the USA no longer stands for the United States of America. It stands for the United Sociopaths of America…all grabbing and devouring with no regard for consequence.
Is it any wonder, that many Puerto Ricans want no part of them?
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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