March 27th, 2014

CA Democrat’s Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked To Islamist Rebels


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This article comes from breitbart.com

by Joel B. Pollak

The 137-page, FBI-sworn affidavit against California State Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat who is also running for Secretary of State, and over two dozen other individuals reads like a crime thriller.

Beyond the widely reported stories of alleged wire fraud, money laundering, corruption, and bribery, the affidavit contains tales of alleged murder-for-hire plots involving a political consultant close to Yee, as well as large international weapons trafficking operations.

Indeed, while the media have fixated on the hypocrisy of a gun-control advocate–Yee sponsored legislation against detachable magazines, for example–alleged involvement in gun smuggling, few reports delve into the kind of weapons with which Yee was allegedly involved.

The FBI affidavit describes conversations about shipments of automatic weapons and talk of heavier weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles and artillery.

One arms trafficker Yee allegedly discussed sourced weapons from Russia. Another trafficker, in an alleged meeting with Sen. Yee, political consultant Keith Jackson, and the FBI informant on March 11, 2014, allegedly discussed arms to be obtained from the Philippines. The affidavit claims the arms trafficker claimed personal relationships with Islamic rebels in the Philippines, though the weapons were supposedly to be obtained from sources inside the Philippine military.

Throughout the document, a portrait emerges of a politician who is not only allegedly cavalier about campaign finance limits but who allegedly associates with violent criminals and drug traffickers.

And it is a rather sad picture: at one stage Yee allegedly confides that he does not enjoy his life and wants to live in anonymity in the Philippines.

The Los Angeles Times notes that the persona that emerges in the affidavit is a very different figure than the one Sen. Yee presented to the public: a local community leader and steadfast advocate for gun control whose efforts were nationally recognized.

The sworn testimony by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel Pascua paints Yee as a man who allegedly used corrupt relationships to finance his various campaigns and campaign debts.

Another theme throughout the affidavit is the skillful way in which the FBI manipulated the greed of some of the alleged criminals, who push each other into alleged conspiracies for fear of missing out on their own independent opportunities for self-enrichment.

Though the presumption of innocence must hold for now, the sheer scale and detail of the FBI’s work is impressive.

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3 Responses to “CA Democrat’s Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked To Islamist Rebels”

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    Don Says:

    One of the greatest evils are those who take an oath to govern by “delegated powers” but use it to take from others what they keep for themselves.

    “A Government that does not trust it’s law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, is itself, unworthy of trust.” –James Madison, chief wordsmith of the Constitution

    “Any government that would attempt to disarm its people is despotic; and any people that would submit to it deserve to be slaves.”– Stephen F. Austin, 1835
    “The historical reality of the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, with the same instruments they would use upon us.” –Judge Andrew Napolitano…At what point is treason, called TREASON? Molon Labe!

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    Cal Says:

    Exactly!

    Here in California we actually have a person running for governor that assisted in the creation of, and signed this:

    Resolution Of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

    Pursuant to the powers and duties bestowed upon us by our citizens, the undersigned do hereby resolve that any Federal officer, agent, or employee, regardless of supposed congressional authorization, is required to obey and observe limitations consisting of the enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.
    The people of these united States are, and have a right to be, free and independent, and these rights are derived from the “Law of Nature and nature’s God.” As such, they must be free from infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, unreasonable searches and seizures, capricious detainment’s and every other natural right whether enumerated or not, pursuant to the 9th amendment.
    We further reaffirm that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (10th amendment)
    Furthermore, we maintain that no agency established by the U S Congress can develop its own policies or regulations which supersede the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, nor does the executive branch have the power to make law, overturn law or set aside law.
    Therefore, in order to protect the American people, BE IT RESOLVED THAT,
    The following abuses will not be allowed or tolerated:

    1) Registration of personal firearms under any circumstances.

    2) Confiscation of firearms without probable cause, due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

    3) Audits or searches of a citizen’s personal affairs or finances without probable cause, and due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

    4) Inspections of person or property without probable cause and constitutionally compliant warrants as required by the 4th Amendment and issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

    5) The detainment or search of citizens without probable cause and proper due process compliance, or the informed consent of the citizen.

    6) Arrests with continued incarcerations without charges and complete due process, including, but not limited to public and speedy jury trials, in a court of state or local jurisdiction.
    7) Domestic utilization of our nation’s military or federal agencies operating under power granted under the laws of war against American citizens.

    8) Arrest of citizens or seizure of persons or property without first notifying and obtaining the express consent of the local sheriff.

    AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that the undersigned Sheriffs, Peace Officers, and other Public Servants, do hereby denounce any acts or agencies which promote the aforementioned practices. All actions by the Federal Government and its agents will conform strictly and implicitly with the principles expressed within the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.
    There is no greater obligation or responsibility of any government officer than to protect the rights of the people. Thus, any conduct contrary to the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or the Bill of Rights will be dealt with as criminal activity.

    Robert C. Newman II, PhD
    Candidate for Governor of California

    To get him in we need to NOT allow machine voting – so corrupt! Please assist in getting him as Governor of California. We desperately need a change away from “progressivism” and the other “isms” currently in vogue here. He took a huge step in the right direction which is more then the others here have done.

    On top of this we have a person who has been fighting Obama – being lawfully a presidential candidate let alone lawfully a US president – for Attorney General, Attorney Orly Taitz.

    She has been made fun of as a “Birther”, “Queen Birther”, “nutcase”, etc. She has been fighting Obama in the courts whenever a “judge” would look at the case.

    Orly Taitz, the California lawyer who has filed a considerable number of eligibility lawsuits against Barack Obama, has filed to run for Attorney General in California.

    Do I think she will make a good AG? I do not know. But I will say at least she is fighting the “right” fights so far, which makes her a MUCH better candidate then the other choices to me at this time.

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    rickk lineheart Says:

    The MSM is briefly glossing over this one as usual . At least enough to say that yes they did report it . But as with other stories like this one no in depth journalism on this one . Too much would be exposed . When this first broke YEE was reported to have sold to connections in the middle east shoulder fired rockets , RPGs and a host of small arms Yee is said to be the no.2 gun grabber anti-American and all around shredder of the U.S.Constitution right behind Diane Frankenstein .Being a member of a much larger group that wants to see America enslaved dont look for a heavy sentence like the common person would receive .

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