January 3, 2006, - 5:26 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today, indicted uber-whore-lobbyist Jack Abramoff pled guilty to several of many counts in two separate federal indictments against him.
I knew Abramoff, not well, but met him and immediately thought him to be a huge sleazebag. Those were my instincts, and that was back in the mid-’90s. I warned prominent friends of mine, in Congress and the private sector, not to do business with him. Some listened and recently thanked me for my warnings. Others did not, and–although they had no connection to his unethical, criminal enterprises–are hoping they escape public scrutiny.
I told others of my suspicions that he was tied to organized crime and had something to do with the gangland style murder of Gus Boulis, from whom he bought SunCruz casinos. I said there was no way he’d have the money to pay even the small amount down on the multi-millions required for that deal. That was back in 2001. They didn’t believe me. But I was right.
Now, however, a guilty plea by Casino Jack makes it official that he is a criminal and sleaze-bucket. So on this, I am not Cassandra any more.
What needs to be emphasized here is that Abramoff was a professional slut–not of the conservatives–but of the Islamo-fascists. He was a lobbyist for terror-state Sudan, for Malaysia (at the time its then-Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad encouraged homicide bombings against Casino Jack’s fellow Jews), for a Saudi Islamic banking organization tied to funding the Al-Qaeda bombings of the two U.S. embassies in Africa, Pakistan’s army–tightly woven with the brutal, pro-Bin Laden I.S.I., etc.
Then, there are his tight, sleazy dealings with Grover Norquist, a trusted Bush and Rove adviser who is Islamo-fascism’s chief cheerleader in the halls of power. Norquist eagerly served as Casino Jack’s personal money-launderer using his Arabs for Tax Reform . . . er, Americans for Tax Reform, as the conduit–with Norquist taking his usurious cut. I guess they didn’t teach Jihad Grover at Harvard Business School that money laundering is generally illegal.
Abramoff and Norquist secretly hired Islamo-fascist Khaled Saffuri, an admitted funder of Palestinian homicide bombers, through a secret Abramoff limited liability company to get more Islamic money and do lobbying for such un-American causes. Too bad they weren’t ripped off by him, instead of American Indians.
Plus, Norquist hooked Abramoff up with his Muslim co-indictee, David Hossein Safavian, who used his influence inside the Government Services Administration to help Abramoff’s sleazy money-grubbing–in exchange for free trips. Safavian and Norquist (whose “wife” is a Palestinian Muslim) co-founded and sat on the board of the Islamic Free Market Institute (the Islamo-fascist Lobby) together.
It’s time for Norquist to be indicted. And for federal prosecutors to look very closely at Abramoff’s and Norquist’s chief defender in Congress, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher–also a friend of Islamo-fascism, the Taliban, and anything anti-Israel (and you thought he represented Orange County, California, not Riyadh). Rohrabacher was still defending Abramoff in The Washington Post, as late as last week. Norquist still claims he doesn’t see that Casino Jack did anything untoward. Of course, he doesn’t, since he was a co-conspirator in the money laundering trail.
I communicated everything I knew about their sleazy ways with Sen. John McCain’s investigators a couple of years ago. We’ll see what happens when Casino Jack “helps” prosecutors per his agreement.
***UPDATE–Check out Michelle Malkin’s excellent round-up on this. Read, especially, her own related previous entries about Faisal Gill and others, all linked at the end of her post.
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