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The Deep State/ Inside the Mafia

Date Sunday - April 23, 2017
Host George Knapp
Guests Mark GortonRalph NataleDan Pearson

About 6 years ago, quite by accident, Mark Gorton, CEO of Tower Research and founder of finance and technology companies, took a passing interest in the assassination of JFK. His research took him on a path into the dark underbelly of the CIA, and from there, he traced a web of criminality that ran through sections of federal government and business interests. In the first half, he talked about the "Deep State," and how he's concluded that a cabal within government is the true controller of all that happens. Beyond the JFK assassination, he connected the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the careers of various presidents, the 9/11 attack, and various murders as part of the cabal's coup d'├ętat begun in 1963. Their need to cover-up past crimes motivated them to commit even more crimes, he suggested, in a never ending cycle that continues to the present day.

There were several active plots to kill JFK even before Dallas, he reported, citing a plan uncovered in Chicago, with a parallel patsy similar to Oswald. In the last 50-60 years, George H.W. Bush has been a pivotal figure within the cabal, a "crown prince of the CIA," who was behind everything from "CIA drug trafficking, Iran Contra, attempting to kill Reagan," to being what could be considered "the godfather of the 9-11 false flag attack," Gorton declared. To fight against "Deep State" tactics, he advocated legalizing drugs, creating more accountability in elections (such as through using paper ballots), and increasing transparency in such organizations as the FBI (they do not currently allow their agents to videotape interviews).

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As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state's evidence, provided an insider's perspective on the Mafia, in the latter half. He was joined by his biographer, Dan Pearson, to discuss how Natale's reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region's Mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Before he ended up spending 16 years in prison, Natale worked for Philadelphia mob boss Angelo Bruno, who was known as the "Docile Don," because he refused to kill someone who wanted him dead. "I was his hammer" or enforcer, Natale explained.

During his years of imprisonment, there was a Mafia bloodbath in Philadelphia, which included the murder of Bruno. During Natale's return in the 90s, when he rose to be the boss of the Philadelphia family, he was infiltrated by "rats," and was under surveillance, which eventually led to his talking to the FBI. Natale also spoke about his friendship with Jimmy Hoffa, but he knew he was a 'dead man walking.'

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