I’ve been dragged away from blogging by other duties but still have been watching things as they progress especially with respect to Ukraine and Whitey. I read the reports of Whitey sending letters to someone saying he knew Freddy Weichel didn’t do the murder he is accused of doing but his code of honor prevents him from telling us who did it. Apparently Weichel’s lawyers are using Whitey’s letters seeking a motion for a new trial but I have to wonder why. Is there anyone in creation who would believe anything Whitey said?
Is there anyone more untrustworthy than a person convicted of being involved in more than ten murders? Is there anyone more trustworthy than one who says he has immunity to commit crime but flees when he hears he is charged with a crime and hides out for 16 years and then says the guy who gave him immunity is dead? Is there anyone that believes Stevie Flemmi was an informant and Whitey Bulger wasn’t when it was Whitey who did all the interactions with the FBI? Did the bugging of the Mafia induction ceremony happen without the help of Stevie who worked with Whitey to provide the FBI the information to do this?
The problem as I’ve often noted is that Whitey has come up with his own definition of what an informant is – in his mind if he is passing on Stevie’s information he isn’t an informant but a facilitator. There’s a couple of things that nail Whitey pretty good: Connolly wrote informant reports saying Whitey complained that the Norfolk DA had a vendetta against him. Did Connolly make that up, if not, how did he know? Norfolk had no dealings with the FBI but it was chasing after Whitey’s gang so if Whitey had to have passed that information to him.
Even more conclusive is that Whitey ratted out John Connolly. I’m not saying what Whitey said about Connolly is true — rats lie to save their butts all the time — but he gave information through his attorney that he paid Connolly hundreds of thousands of dollars for information. That my friend is Whitey’s code of honor, to rat on a guy who protected him from prosecution for a couple of decades.
You see that was Whitey’s dilemma. He’d been a rat for twenty years. He murdered people because he said they were going to rat him out. How do you justify murdering rats when you are one yourself? You pretend to yourself that you’re not one.
Take Al Sharpton, He wore a wire against people he knew after the FBI caught him in a drug sting. Al Sharpton said he wasn’t an informant even though he’s working with and for the FBI. He wore a wire against others to save his butt.
And no need to mention the Martorano defense for being a rat as “you can’t rat on a rat.” I think Kevin Weeks also thought that but Kevin had no doubt about others with his statement to the effect he was caught between a pair of them, Whitey and Stevie. Then you have the MacKenzie defense is that he was not ratting on his friends but only on drug dealers who he worked with until it became time to save himself.
I could go on but you get the idea. No rat ever thinks himself (usually they are males) as a rat. Others are rats but not him but when you ask the others they also tell you they are not rats. So I guess if we are to believe Whitey when he says he is not a rat then we have to believe there are no rats.