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First the Aussie government gives millions to the Clinton Foundation, now this. Thankfully the police caught this guy, but there really have been alot of problems emanating from allies of the U.S. This needs to change.
Australian police have arrested a Sydney man accused of acting as an agent for North Korea by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles.
"This case is like nothing we have ever seen on Australia soil," Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters Sunday morning. "This is black market 101."
The suspect has been identified as a 59-year-old naturalized Australian citizen who was born in South Korea.
Police allege the man was generating tens of millions of dollars for the Pyongyang regime by arranging the sale of missiles, components and expertise from North Korea to other international entities, and was trying to arrange the transfer of coal from the country to Indonesia and Vietnam.
"This man was acting as a loyal agent for North Korea who believed he was acting to serve some higher patriotic purpose," Gaughan said. "I think at the end of the day he would sell whatever he could to make money back for the North Korean government."
He sums up alot of what I think. It's a small cabal ruining the reputation of those who do a good job. I've gone so far as to suggest to Canadas Public Safety Minister and two Prime Ministers that we should outsource the RCMP and CSIS with the FBI if they will do the job, as they have a better reputation than Canadian authorities and they don't chase rabbits, manufacture threats as Canada does. They've been keeping us safe for so long anyways, might as well pay them for their efforts.
Notice him say about 4:15 in "don't condemn the FBI, condemn these people who have gone way way off the rails here and need to be dealt with severely." Indeed.
It starts with a quick clip of Gowdy and then goes to Kallstrom, it's worth the 6 minutes of your time. Powerful stuff from a guy who knows the agency and it's history well and wants to protect it after his service.
Oh my this was funny as hell. He is talking about MS-13 to the latest officers who graduates at the FBI Academy in Virginia.
"we will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you..." one of those pauses because you can see he doesn't like what was written for him, goes off script, "we will throw you the hell out of the country!" Gets an applause from the new graduates,
He goes on, "yeah jail is great but we have to pay for it, we want them out of the country"
Was funny, you could see it on his face and his tone, you can tell he rightfully thinks that this isn't the ideal. He wants to rid America of these illegal criminals. I have no doubt the Wall is on his mind far more often than he lets on.