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Archive for September 19th, 2008

A Rat Tells The Meaning of Being A Rat

Yes, the trial of ex-FBI agent John Connolly has brought out the bizarre and the other day was no different when hitman John Martorano took the stand in Miami.


Kevin Cullen
Hitman John Martorano/CBS

Hitman John Martorano/CBS

Boston Globe
MIAMI – So there’s a murder trial going on down here, right? And it’s about an FBI agent named John Connolly who sold his badge to help the South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger whack guys, right?
But in the middle of all this, that noted humanitarian and etymologist, John Martorano, decided to get on the witness stand yesterday and give a seminar on the meaning of the word rat.You see, Johnny Martorano, murderer of many, has been ratting people out now for the last 10 years, giving their names to the authorities, testifying against them in court, and putting them in prison or serious legal jeopardy, sort of like the way he used to put them in trunks, with two in the cap. But now he’s using his words instead of his pistol, and, not for nothin’, that’s not ratting, according to Perfesser Martorano.
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Conspiracy Theories In Anthrax Case Keep On Coming

Like the JFK assassination, conspiracy theories continue to surface in the anthrax attacks of 2001. The latest comes from Sen. Patrick Leahy. Could there be something to it?

Sen. Leahy/nbc

Sen. Leahy/nbc

Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Hearst Newspapers
WASHINGTON--Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., one of the targets of the mailed anthrax attacks that killed five people in 2001, said Wednesday he is convinced that the FBI’s sole suspect – dead microbiologist Bruce Ivins – did not act alone.
“If he is the one who sent the letter, I do not believe in any way, shape or manner that he is the only person involved in this attack on Congress and the American people,” said Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I believe there are others involved, either as accessories before or accessories after the fact. I believe there are others who can be charged with murder.”
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