“Banks was recorded on a Federal wire in or around 2002 saying that he had Cris Westerman, the brother of Floyd bury him by Wounded Knee Creek after he died in the Wounded Knee Clinic. Robinson’s death is recorded in other testimony and interviews with KaMaook Nichols and Bernie Lafferty who observed conversations by Banks, Carter Camp and David Hill while Ray Robinson lay outside the building across from the clinic . According to an interview by Serle Chapman with Madonna Gilbert, (Russell&Bill Means sister), and according to Minnie Two Shoes, Gilbert slapped Annie Mae Aquash around at the WNKLDOC legal offices of Atty Bruce Ellison, wanting to know what she (Aquash) knew about Robinson’s death in WK 73. . -Nfic Paul DeMain-
As anyone who is even vaguely familiar with this blog knows I have stated my belief that an “accommodation” has been reached at some point with Bank’s and others in the AIM hierarchy that provided immunity from prosecution to them.
As the date of this recorded conversation is 2002 then such an accommodation had to have been reached at least ten years ago.
But I suspect it predates the year 2002 by an appreciable amount, and in view of the crimes they have committed it is logical to further assume that whatever information they provided must have been of great value in order for them to escape prosecution.
Presumably this information would exist in the much sought after FOI’s -information not only the Justice Department would have but Obama as well, and why I have said earlier it’s something the Peltierites should be thinking about, unless in their arrogance and celebrity fueled concerts they assume they know absolutely everything there is to know.
My belief is that all within the top echelon of AIM rolled over at some point or another, I’ve speculated it could be related to Peltier-that they gave him up and the cover is their support for him, as all informants have a cover story.
Could be one or more provided critical evidence against John Graham-something more than the public version Russell gave in ’99 and his B grade performance of being overwhelmed by emotion in the news to him that the call to execute Annie was received at of all places, his brother’s house. The vagaries of life huh?
If any of this is true then it speaks clearly of deals made and collusion between the authorities and AIM, something neither side would want known-also something not all on both sides of the fence would necessarily have knowledge of.
What I consider to be an anomaly is the BIA takeover-a federal building taken hostage, government property destroyed and stolen, and the response was to pay a ransom, a pat on the head and to say run along home now?
Doesn’t even sound plausible does it? Then factor in that the AIM leadership laid up in hotel rooms partying and it makes even less sense- no one was picked off as they evacuated as was the case at WK2.
Trudell loves to go on about an “operative” within the movement that created such events-who better than an honest to goodness “warrior(s)”within the hierarchy itself-one or more of those SAC’s -Special Aimsters in Charge-who would be more perceived as being above suspicion?
Who better to point the finger at others to befuddle and deflect the heat-what greater example of their commitment, purity, and dedication to the cause than to order the executions of alleged informants?
When you look at the four plus decades of events that mark AIM’s existence there are a lot of things they could have provided information about-not only that but once having done so could go “rogue” as they may well of felt secure in knowing that to prosecute them would run the risk of exposing deals made.
A sense of security based on and enhanced by the years of brainwashing that everything was about COINTEL-and anything negative said about them, or attempt to hold them accountable was proof of that.
Crafty-but the problem that has arisen is that much of this other than the indictment prosecution aspect has been taken out of their hands, it is now in the hands of people who want the truth, and whether they escape the judicial courts or not they cannot escape the court of public opinion and what is known.
By this recorded conversation Banks, by his own words is guilty of at least obstruction and aiding and abetting in his participation to any degree felony murder as well I would think.
Shakira sings a song by the name of Hips Don’t Lie, a catchy tune that seems to set women to dancing as well. We are told to believe that the eyes and words of Banks don’t lie either-I think that’s been show to be a fallacy countless times.
Interesting comments in the original blog if you follow the link.