I was just reading Denise’s reply to a question posed concerning the perceived inaction on the part of the feds to discredit and “bring down” AIM related to the murder of Annie Mae.
While I agree with the majority of Denise’s response as related to the difficulty by authorities in getting people to step forward in the 70′s and readily acknowledge her superior access to all things related, that was then and this is now.
THEN and NOW- a huge difference in what is known and what has transpired in the ensuing decades, and despite the fact that the same difficulties remain my contention is that if enough testimony and evidence exists to secure the convictions that have occurred enough exists to pursue others.
What we routinely hear are rumors of pending indictments while time as a finite commodity marches inexorably on-these rumors have been floated for years, and yet none of the American Indian Mafia godfathers have been charged.
The lack of which understandably raises suspicions-suspicions I have no difficulty in admitting to.
A suspicion I have, and one that seems to be shared by others, is that the rumors are just that, rumors, meant to placate and keep dangling the carrot as the element of time is measured and squandered.
I suspect the “solution” to be that if enough time is spent circulating rumors and assurances the attrition of time will insure that in the passing of these individuals the public display of a trial will become unnecessary.
If that is the case questions will naturally arise about motivation-and they should.
The obvious one, though it must be classified as speculation at this point, is that within the AIM hierarchy there exists a protected informant, possibly more than one-and I don’t mean the usual suspects such as Harry David Hill who was outed long ago.
Such an existence would explain a lot of things, but could also air a lot of dirty laundry on both sides of the fence if exposed.
Before going any further I want to clarify that-I don’t now, nor have I ever believed the feds had anything to do with the murder of Annie Mae-that is singularly AIM bs -but if one examines the entirety of multiple events in the ’70s such as the murder of Williams and Coler other influences come into play.
The feds were on a mission to capture and prosecute any associated with their murder,and the heat was already on resulting from WK2, a given, and I in no way fault them for their fervor regarding Williams and Coler.
In the midst of this there would have been huge pressure on AIM, and more pointedly on it’s so called leadership. The greatest threat they apparently have had to face.
I don’t think it to be a stretch of the imagination to speculate that in feeling the heat one or more of these leaders would have become an informant in an effort to save themselves and their cash cow that AIM had become.
What would have been their bargaining chip? Perhaps rolling over on Peltier -not in the nature of public testimony but providing information as to his location, his movements, and his involvement.
Such an informant(s) would have had far a greater value in anonymity that in exposing to the glare of the media spotlight……and still would.
In the aftermath we’ve seen these leaders go and come at will, do and say pretty much as they damn well please, while continuing to enrich themselves.
We’ve got Russell attempting to sell a story that he was completely in the dark about Annie until ’99 when he overheard women talking about it-’99- which coincidently is when Branscombe entered the picture-Banks saying that he had the greatest of affection for Annie and basically has been deaf, dumb, and blind, regarding anything related to her murder.
I could be wrong in my suspicions and invite any with a conflicting opinion or opposing viewpoint to present it.
According to the pie patrol Blackhorse is the current villain of choice-the present “dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard” (gave up Peltier), and he could have a level of involvement-but I see it mostly as another desperate attempt by them in a bag of dwindling tricks to exonerate Peltier.
Maybe what the pie patrol should be doing is asking themselves about the questions I have raised-asking how it is so few are routinely able to remain unscathed in the midst of what is known now?
But to do so would mean they would have to at least temporarily forgo braiding the hair, baking the pies, and risk having to admit maybe they personally aren’t the repository of “investigative” insight they would have others to believe-that perhaps they have been manipulated as a shill to bleat the party line-and in doing so have delayed and obstructed the very justice they claim to seek.
What always confuses me a little is the illogic that if players like Blackhorse or any other were “snitches” how in the hell does that alter the fact of who pulled the trigger? Quite simply, It doesn’t.
It is the identical shape shifting that attempts to mitigate the murder of Annie Mae in saying poor AIM was so paranoid their degree of guilt must be moderated and not singularly theirs.
So we are left with meaningless statements that although Frank DeLuca/Black Horse cannot be placed at the Jumping Bull compound by so much as a single account, a single INDIGENOUS witness, we shouldn’t make too much of that, we should allow the possibility.
Kind of a backhanded sleight that maybe indigenous people aren’t too aware of their surroundings-are prone to walk around in a daze and that should be taken into account. Or
maybe those in the area are feds themselves participating in the coverup.
I say if “allowing possibilities” is to be the way of it then the possibility that Peltier is the shooter must be equally allowed by them-and it doesn’t stop there.
They must then allow the “possibility” that Means, Banks, the Bellecourts, and even Mickey and Donald were there as well- that Graham is the shooter of Annie.
Hopefully in mentioning Mickey and Donald the pie patrol and Peltierites won’t seize upon them as suspects now-they have an air tight alibi… they were at Disney Land and seen by thousands-even countless photos and 8mm film attesting to that.