June 28, 2011, - 2:02 pm
What do Islamic terrorists have in common with Whitey Bulger? A lot.
America let them live and move freely, performing their illicit activities without much hindrance or notice. Open borders, moronic neighbors, bad airport security, and FBI agents eager to help their informants literally get away with murder–they all helped Bulger remain a fugitive in plain view on U.S. soil for nearly two decades.
I’m enjoying watching and reading about the capture of mobster (and murderer) and Winter Hill Gang leader James “Whitey” Bulger after so many years as a fugitive, mostly because it confirms so many things I’ve been saying over the years about how porous our borders are, how incompetent we are at detecting top criminals at the border, how untrustworthy and unreliable the FBI is, and how idiotic the “all-knowing” neighbors of criminals always are. And here are the things the story confirms for me:
Whitey Bulger Was a Fugitive For So Long b/c We Are a Nation of Moronic Neighbors and Bad Border Security
* Security at our Southern Border sucks (just as it does at our Northern Border): Bulger was on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list. And, yet, recent leaks from FBI agents (and a corresponding Justice Department filing in the Bulger case – read it here) reveal that he repeatedly went in and out of the Southern Border at San Diego going to Mexico to buy cheaper medications. Yes, he used fake ID to get in and out, but aren’t these guys supposed to be trained to spot it? It’s not like anyone on the FBI’s Top Ten list is going to use his real name and identification. And the FBI already knew he’d been spotted in Mexico seeking medicines, the reason the agency had wanted posters it spread throughout the Tijuana area. So, how did he keep doing it, unstopped?
I wonder if Bulger paid off any feds at the border with his $800,000 cash stash. Surely, someone must’ve noticed that the guy on the Top Ten FBI Most Wanted list was this guy. On the other hand, as I noted on this site, Johann Leprich, a Nazi war criminal repeatedly traveled in and out of Canada to his Detroit-area home (where he lived under the staircase) not long after 9/11, despite the fact that his citizenship was revoked and he was deported in 1987. And no one caught him doing this for more than a decade.
Since these two got in and out of America so easily, you really think they’re gonna catch wanted Islamic terrorists at the border? Don’t hold your breath. Bin Laden would have been smarter had he traded the crappy Paki faux-mansion for a place in Beverly Hills.
* Security at airports sucks: The Justice Department claims in its filing that Bulger traveled to and from Boston, repeatedly, and that he was heavily “armed to the teeth.” Although the filing does not say how Bulger got back and forth from Santa Monica, California to Boston, Massachusetts, I doubt he drove back and forth, especially at his age. Since he was able to get in and out of the Southern U.S. border, he probably easily got in and out of airports unnoticed. Was he carrying weapons with him? Probably not on his person. Were they packed in his luggage? Certainly possible that he was and that they went undetected. Or, maybe he picked them up when he arrived in Boston? Doesn’t seem likely that he’d leave himself open to being whacked that easily.
* Just like Jeffrey Dahmer’s neighbors, Mohammed Atta’s neighbors, and every Islamic terrorist’s neighbors, American neighbors are morons and easily fooled: They always trot these idiots out, whenever one of these guys is caught. And the same goes with Bulger. He lived with a bunch of O. J. Simpson murder trial jurors. Aw, such a nice guy. He gave my roommate medicine. He fed stray cats. They had framed cat photos. No way, he’s a mobster killer/Al-Qaeda terrorist/serial cannibal (pick one). Here’s my favorite one, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal‘s Palestinian pan-Muslim reporter, Tammy Audi:
Neighbors and law-enforcement officials say the couple, who were aging but fit and liked pets, lived unnoticed in the cream-colored building. They kept pictures of cats—as well as about 30 guns—in an immaculate home on the top floor.
We interrupt this story for a short edit on the Al-Qaeda Handbook. Memo to the Brothers: to allay the suspicions of the stupid American infidels, invest heavily in framed photos of cats and other furry creatures. Oh, and be neat.
More from the moronic neighbors, who believe everything is as it seems:
Montanna Bischoff, 25, a TV associate producer who lives in the same building, knew the friendly couple as “Carol and Charlie.”
“They were actually one of the sweetest couples I ever met,” Bischoff says. “They were just a very sweet older couple. I said to my friend, ‘They’re so sweet, they could be the building grandparents.’ ”
Bischoff often saw Bulger and Greig walking along Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.
Once, when the couple learned that Bischoff’s roommate at the time was going out to buy cold medication, they stopped by later with cough drops and other supplies.
She says she saw The Departed and couldn’t connect the criminal in that movie with her neighbors. “To find out he’s been on the Most Wanted List for murder and is a mobster is almost unreal, actually,” she says.
Hey, time for another edit to the Al-Qaeda Handbook. Attention, All You Aspiring Mohammeds Out There: To go unnoticed by the stupid infidels, be sure to seek out neighbors whose stupid moms doomed them to a life of idiocy by pretentiously naming them after a state, and managing to spell it wrong.
Mike Cashin, 25, of Marina del Rey, who visits his girlfriend at the three-story apartment building, says he often saw Bulger feeding a stray cat.
“He’d wake up early and feed it every morning,” putting a bowl of cat food outside the front door, Cashin says.
Sooooo damn touching it brings a tear to my eye . . . and to the eyes of the family members of his 19 murder victims, I’m sure.
And, finally, there’s the story of all the FBI agents who allowed Bulger to continue the stream of murders and other violent criminal behavior, protecting him and warning him of impending Justice Department investigations, indictments, etc. Two went to prison, but there are reportedly many more. While many of these agents are retired by now, if you think the FBI isn’t often doing the same for Muslims with ties to terrorist groups, as they did for Bulger and his Irish Republican Army-tied Mafia, you are extremely naive. This is exactly why I don’t trust Famous But Incompetent to do the right thing.
I must refer back to my favorite line uttered, ironically, in the movie based on Whitey Bulger, “The Departed” (read my review). Mark Walberg, a Massachusetts state trooper, refuses to give information on his investigation and the name of his undercover informant to FBI agent Alec Baldwin, saying:
The Feds are like mushrooms. Feed ‘em s–t, and keep ‘em in the dark.
Amen, brother. Remember, they are the ones who protected Whitey Bulger for decades. And FBI agents are the reason Bulger was tipped off and wasted government resources pursuing him for 16 years.
So, to sum up, the Lessons–or rather, Re-affirmations–from the Whitey Bulger story are:
* Border Security is Incompetent, So Just Get a Good Fake ID and Grow a Beard;
* American Neighbors of Dangerous Criminals Are Always the Biggest Morons;
* The FBI Can’t Be Trusted.
Thanks, Whitey. But I already knew.
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