By Victor Thorn
Why would Penn State’s Board of Trustees appoint former FBI Director Louis Freeh to lead its internal investigation of the child molestation scandal? To orchestrate another high-level cover-up? It’s widely accepted that one of the federal government’s biggest cover-up artists for the past two decades has been Freeh, considering his involvement in concealing criminal wrongdoing in the 1992 Ruby Ridge ambush, Waco, Vince Foster’s murder, the OKC bombing, Hillary Clinton’s Filegate fiasco, Montana’s Freeman standoff, the Los Alamos espionage case of Wen Ho Lee and even the 9-11 attacks.
Writing for Newsmax in 2002, Charles R. Smith clearly highlighted Freeh’s ineptitude.
“FBI Director Louis Freeh oversaw the longest run of FBI public disasters in its entire history,” wrote Smith. Smith further explained how Freeh’s compromised role ate away at the very core of this bureau, altering it “from a federal law enforcement agency into a political joke.”
Another reporter, Howard Gleckman of BusinessWeek, echoed this sentiment even earlier, in September 2000. “[Freeh] has overseen a bureau that has bungled investigations of high-profile criminal cases and repeatedly misled probers and judges in legal procedures,” wrote Gleckman.
Even more disturbing was Freeh’s predilection to punish whistleblowers who stepped forward to expose illegal deeds within the government or other institutions. In light of this track record, how could anyone within the Penn State system conceivably volunteer information, if there already exists an atmosphere that discourages it?
Of course, there is the matter of the questionable bombing of the Alfred P.Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, which AFP and its reporters refuse to let die as an issue. It was Freeh’s FBI that immediately confiscated every videotape from the federal building after explosions partially destroyed the structure. To this day, the FBI has refused to release crucial evidence that would show who exited the Ryder truck that morning that was parked in front of the building. If the most fundamental pieces of evidence in this case have been concealed for 17 years, will Freeh and his cohorts use a similar modus operandi to suppress witness testimony or other evidence at Penn State?
FBI officials were assigned to arrest foreign intelligence agent and suspected OKC conspirator Andreas Strassmeir if he attempted to flee across the Mexican border, but Strassmeir managed to escape.
There were also abundantly clear indications that the Southern Poverty Law Center played a direct role in placing saboteurs within the militia enclave at Elohim City. Yet, in both instances, Freeh’s FBI dropped the ball—some suspect intentionally rather than through incompetence.
In terms of Penn State’s investigation of Jerry Sandusky—who has 52 different counts leveled against him—how can the university place trust in Freeh, especially since this case has so many explosive elements to it that could realistically bring down an entire university?
Freeh served as vice chairman of a top Penn State donor, banking giant MBNA, that contributed more than $30 million to the university over a 16-year period. Freeh was the one who negotiated contracts between MBNA and Penn State.
A close business associate of Freeh’s, Ric Struthers, served on the board of Sandusky’s Second Mile Foundation. According to Philadelphia reporter Joseph DiStefano, writing on Nov. 21, 2011: “Struthers, a 1977 Penn State graduate, played a key role in managing the business relationship between the Penn State Alumni Association and MBNA.”
DiStefano added, “Struthers collected more than $10 million a year in stock and cash payments from MBNA in the bank’s final years.”
When Freeh delivered a speech at Penn State in 2005 to open a new business building, Struthers was in attendance after contributing $2 million to the project. Needless to say, with such close ties, a definite conflict of interest arises.
Freeh was appointed to lead the Sandusky internal investigation by Penn State Board of Trustees member Kenneth Frazier, who is currently the chairman, president and CEO of Merck, a Big Pharma company.
To show how incestuous the situation is, when Joe Paterno coached his final game at Penn State to win the all-time victory record on Oct. 29 2011, Sandusky sat in Penn State President Graham Spanier’s luxury box at Beaver Stadium. Other Board of Trustees members were reportedly also present. Sandusky’s presence in this luxury box came after Spanier and the trustees had been aware of a grand jury investigation of Sandusky since March 2011.
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and the author of many books on 9-11 and the New World Order. These include 9-11 EVIL: Israel’s Central Role in the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks and Phantom Flight 93 and 9-11 Plot—’Made in Israel’.
Rick Santorum’s ‘State’ Secrets
By The Staff at AFP
Throughout the entire Republican primary season, the global mainstream media has doggedly attacked Texas maverick Rep. Ron Paul for the content of old newsletters that were published under his name. However, the shocking story of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum having sponsored Pennsylvania child molester Jerry Sandusky for a top congressional medal has been almost completely ignored.
Santorum has worked hard during his presidential campaign to build an image of a morally upstanding social conservative, playing hard on the issues of family values and anti-abortion. What few media outlets have reported, though, is Santorum’s past relationship to Sandusky, going so far as to nominate him for a Congressional Angels in Adoption Award in 2002—even after Sandusky had been accused of child molestation.
Founded in 1977, Sandusky’s non-profit Second Mile worked with underprivileged youth in Pennsylvania by financially supporting their parents.
“[Second Mile’s] philosophy is simple,” said Santorum in nominating Sandusky’s charity. “It is easier to develop a child than to rehabilitate an adult.”
The allegations of pedophilia on the part of Sandusky go back as far as 2002 when a Penn State graduate assistant walked in on Sandusky molesting a young boy in the locker room. The student said he informed famed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who then told school officials. Rather than inform police, though, school administrators only barred Sandusky from the football building.
“Why has Santorum not been questioned about his connections and support of Jerry Sandusky?” asked the website “The Daily Paul.” “Why [no] scrutiny for Santorum’s sponsorship of Sandusky?”