I’ve spent some time much the same I’m sure as others have trying to reasons things out, to make sense of the illogical, the obvious, and the obscure, and haven’t been able to put it all together.
Too many missing pieces of the puzzle, one of those trick oriental boxes that can only be opened in a specific manner.
Maybe that speaks to an exercise in futility, or maybe there is a dark underlying current yet to be revealed in all we’ve been told or discovered independently.
I’ve said on this blog numerous times I firmly believe one or more of the AIM leadership rolled over when it suited them – and though I don’t think Dave Hill qualifies as leadership he did walk away unscathed from federal and state charges.
Wasn’t even tried, they were dropped and he walked.
Dennis Banks was tape recorded discussing the burial of Ray Robinson, in fact ordering Cris Westerman to attend to the details.
Yet in more than one interview Banks says he never so much as saw Robinson, just a name that has arisen over time.
Russell Means boasted nothing AIM related could happen on Pine Ridge without his knowledge and consent is able years later to say he never knew a thing about Annie Maes murder till well over a decade later after the fact, which just happened to coincide with Bob Branscombes appearance and personal investigation.
Witness testimony has Crow Dog discussing Ray’s and the remains of other AIM victims buried on Pine Ridge and the need to speak to Dennis Banks regarding concerns related to their potential discovery.
That’s just what is known – who knows what else has been gathered via wiretaps and statements given by witnesses?
Federal agent Zigrossi in denying that Hill was a snitch either purposely or unwittingly let it be know that the feds don’t give up their informants as long as they are alive, which in turn makes the denial kind of a mixed bag irregardless of how “sincere” the presentation was made doesn’t it?
If Hill did snitch and the charges he faced were dropped as a result accompanied by an official denial that he had it begins to make a little more sense why the leadership has seemingly led a charmed life as far as prosecution goes.
I would think an element of vulnerability exists for both the snitch and the handler, a collusion of sorts that neither wants exposed.
I’ve run this scenario by a retired cop and a attorney, both without hesitation said it is textbook snitch – that of course doesn’t mean they are correct, but they’ve been on that side of the fence and know the game forward and backward.
This same cop told me without snitches prosecutors wouldn’t have nearly the convictions they gain, that a large number of crimes would go unsolved – so it becomes a trade off, someone gets to walk to catch someone(s) else.
The question for me then is what was the trade off since none of the leadership were apparently “caught” – apparently able to walk.
Did it have something to do with mineral or water rights and high placed politicians? Did it have something to do with major drug dealers, cartels even, following drug busts within AIM?
Some inside information related to gun runners, the CPUSA, or even the Crusade for Justice? All of the above?
Did one or more as they toured foreign countries on their revenue raising junkets act as spies gathering information?
Not possible you say? Farfetched? No more so than many of the scenarios AIM has attempted to create, and I haven’t forgotten Means sought to form an alliance with the CIA to back his adventures in Nicaragua.
The internet is a hot bed of conspiracy theories, some so outrageous as to be laughable – maybe this amounts to nothing more than my own personal conspiracy theory. Either way though something is definitely wrong.
I’m sure there are those who would be eager to portray it as such, yet the questions remain. Bolstered by facts, statements, and wiretaps…..questions being asked by a growing number of people as suspicions are aroused due to a lack of prosecution, an unwillingness to search for the remains of AIM’s WK2 victims and repatriate them to family members.
The best approach when dealing with a conspiracy theory is not to focus on only those things that appear to support it, but attempt to disprove it – look for the conflicts and form an opinion based on the sum total of both.
If it is a pet theory whose balloon has been deflated let it go, if not, and nagging questions remain latch onto it like a rez dog…. you may be onto something.
If nothing else you’ll be giving AIM a well deserved dose of their own medicine.