We of course will have to wait to see how this all plays out but the point is that seven decades later justice is still being sought – that there is no moratorium, no statute of limitations, when it comes to murder.
This apparently isn’t the case when it comes to the AIM leadership for their role in the murders of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, Perry Ray Robinson jr, or those who lay in unmarked graves at WK2.
The approach taken in the case of Oskar Groening or the woman mentioned in the linked article may be seem a little nebulous but an argument can be made in comparison that if for example an individual was employed by a company that was dumping toxic waste, had knowledge of it, and never stepped forward they are in point of fact complicit.
That may not be the best analogy as people are far from being toxic waste but should be an understandable one.
To say that there hasn’t been a moratorium on prosecuting the AIM leadership would the same as saying that water isn’t essential to life.
A moratorium that has willfully turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the calls for justice and closure emanating from the survivors of AIM victims and selectively abrogated applicable statutes of limitations.
The AIM leadership is guilty of far more than counting money, though they scammed and stole enough of it, they’re guilty of more than operating a radio, yet continue to enjoy a liberal coating of teflon and immunity.
AIM has sought public absolution in attempting to portray WK2 as an event of war while wistfully ignoring that all nations, all people, understand that even during war crimes are committed and those committing them are to be held to account.
Outright murder is a crime whether during “war” or peace time, murdering, raping, and looting a community of your own people isn’t an act of war, it is a criminal act and should be dealt with on that basis.
When it isn’t then the reasons why should become the focus – it is this lack of prosecution that speaks to some level of complicity.
Complicity by refusal if for no other reason than indifference, or perhaps a relationship with offenders.
My contention all along has been that at least one or more of the AIM leadership was an informant, if so and involved in any way in the murder of innocents complications arise.
If as in the case of Dave Hill he is allowed to walk after committing what the courts and government routinely refer to as an act of domestic terrorism (the bombing of Mt. Rushmore) and also involved in the murder of Perry Ray Robinson jr. it gets a little murky.
Even more so if placed at PR and said to have had some role in the events leading up to the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, it becomes reminiscent of that Double Indemnity scenario central to movie of the same name.
A train ride going in one direction in which neither party can disassociate themselves from the other.
Russell Means has been outed as an informant – the same man who initially pointed the finger at Vernon Bellecourt, claimed he knew nothing about Annie’s murder until years later, and then upon entering the twenty first century told Annie’s daughters that indeed he did know who the culprit was but had given his “word” not to reveal them until they had passed on, this inspite of the fact that Vernon had passed on years before and can only lead to the conclusion that someone other than Vernon was responsible.
That’s a pretty bold statement to make, to say you know – it strikes me as an arrogance born of teflon, of knowing you’re in tight with the man and it’s all good.
Russell “knew” and “aided and assisted law enforcement” in building their case against John Graham and Thelma Rios. Are we to infer that in his “assisting” Means named names that were ignored?
So what is the implication here, is it that we are to believe John Graham, a newbie and hanger on clinging to Auntie Theda’s apron strings was not only the executioner but the mastermind as well?
That he took it upon himself at the age of eighteen or nineteen to abduct and murder Annie along with his cohorts Arlo Looking Cloud and pie patrol matriarch relative of Means, Theda Nelson Clark?
Does that even sound plausible?
AIM attempts to obscure realities by swearing the feds are responsible, the follow up question is if so why? If they wanted to take someone out why not someone in leadership, or one of their informants if they were deemed a threat relying on the adage that dead men tell no tales?
Dennis Bank$ was able to identify Annie’s body while cruising in California before anyone else could without having seen her remains- Bank$, whose bromance buddy Russell Means said Bank$ could make people disappear.
Bank$ recorded on a wiretap ordering Chris Westerman to dispose of Ray Robinson’s body and Means who boasted that nothing AIM related could happen on Pine Ridge without his explicit knowledge and consent.
All of this lack of prosecution merely a matter of forgiveness? A boys will be boys, or something more?
I say something more, and why I have never strayed from saying justice is served when any and all with any level of complicity are held to account – no one gets a free ride, no one gets to say they made me do it or were caught up in paranoia.
The victims were the victims, not the perpetrators, their minions, nor their handlers.
The feds did it – AIM’s stock in trade. The feds did a lot of things but they didn’t murder Annie or Ray, they didn’t murder those in unmarked graves at WK2, Johnny Moore or Roque Duenas.
Which brings me to another question related to Peltier’s escape from Lompoc – he claims the feds plotted to kill him in prison and he was compelled to escape. If so when he was captured a mere two or three days later and in possession of a rifle why didn’t they take him out then? A perfect opportunity presented by an escaped convict armed with a weapon they allegedly had plans to murder, an escape during which another life was lost.
Doesn’t wash does it? But then AIM and Peltier have never cared whether anything does or not relying on the indifference of their supporters, their willingness to accept whatever they’re spoon fed so they can be seen as a real last Indian or the non indigenous as a reverse apple.
What about Johnny Moore who was staying in an AIM flophouse and called to testify in a case against Shaimster Stanley Neptune and turned up dead – a “suicide” who employed the means of first slashing his face with a knife and then cutting his throat?
How many suicides by slashing your throat have you heard of? Think the feds went ninja, snuck into the flop and killed Moore?
When criminal acts are committed the penchant seems to always be to lay it at the door of another, create a scapegoat, for AIM it has always been the feds, for the feds it has always been AIM ….. the truth however lays somewhere in the middle, some of it obvious and known, the remainder cloaked in layers of teflon, bullshit, and outright lies ….. they just keep making shit up and adding it to the pile.