Power Elite Analysis: “Underworld” and “Overworld”

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As long-time readers know, one of the principal areas I focus upon in my LRC articles and blogs is power elite analysis of the connection between the “underworld” of organized crime and the “overworld” of the power elite. Here is a chapter from the authoritative book, Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War, by Jeff Gates. It involves deep secrets of Senator John McCain’s family regarding his father, Admiral John McCain’s complicity in the cover-up of the Israeli pre-mediated attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 Six Day War (which killed 34 Americans and severely wounded 174), and how these events have impacted on McCain’s career in politics. Other chapters detail his wife’s vast financial ties to organized crime through her father, a key Arizona operative of the national crime syndicate put together by “Lucky” Luciano and Meyer Lansky. Author, educator, attorney and adviser on financial policy to thirty-five countries, Jeff Gates served seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (1980-87). This was during the congressional investigation of the massive S&L Scandal which implicated the corrupt McCain as one of the “Keating Five.”

2:26 pm on June 15, 2014
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