Analysis: Joseph Adrian Cannon has ancestors that have edited and published newspapers. The current Editor of the Deseret News often pontificates on high morals and virtues. The question is, how do his personal and business decisions line up, or "square" with his own words. Consider the following:
1. Joe Cannon and His brother Chris Cannon, were close associates with Jack Abramoff and even assisted him in forwarding the gambling interests agenda. Joe worked with Abramoff on the same lobbying clients and convicted felon and Abramoff partner, David Safavian, worked as Congressman Cannon's "Chief of Staff". Chris Cannon was forced to return campaign donations from Abramoff and Savian, as well as a few of the Indian Tribes they represented, but, he served his masters well by inserting the "poison pill" that destroyed any hopes of regulating online casino gambling.
I am including the following Slideshows to demonstrate how bad Jack Abramoff and his Republican cronies really were:
In the above slideshow, we can see how Jack Abramoff sidled up with Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition to collect millions from a Texas Indian Tribe and a rival Tribe in Louisiana.
"Reed (Christian Coalition President) was named in the scandal arising from lobbying work performed by Jack Abramoff on behalf of Indian gambling tribes. The scandal arose from the discovery that Abramoff and his junior partner Michael Scanlon had fabricated an artificial threat to Native American tribal gambling casinos in order to then bill those same tribes for lobbying efforts to 'save' them. Abramoff may have received as much as $82 million from the tribes to defend their casinos from a non-existent threat." (source)
Ralph Reed was hand-picked by Pat Robertson to lead the Christian Coalition. Even more interesting is Reeds criminal involvement with other organizations founded and led by Pat Robertson.
"Those e-mails and other evidence revealed the participation of the Christian Coalition in the alleged fraud, particularly the Alabama chapter of the Christian Coalition, which received large amounts of donations from the casino money. It is alleged that Abramoff engaged Ralph Reed to set up an anti-gambling campaign to include the U.S. Family Network, the Christian Coalition, and Focus on the Family in order to frighten the tribes into spending as much as $82 million for Abramoff to lobby on their behalf." (source)
Both Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell served with Jack Abramoff:
"In July 2002, at the height of the anti-Jena campaign, Bauer and Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a fixture at Christian-right events, founded the American Alliance of Christians and Jews. On the group's board were Dobson, Robertson, Falwell and one Jack Abramoff. Lapin's organization, Toward Tradition, which administered the AACJ, received $25,000 from one of Abramoff's gambling industry clients in 2000; took $75,000 from Abramoff and his clients; and then, upon Abramoff's written instructions, hired the wife of Tony Rudy to the tune of $5,000 a month. Rudy, who was Tom DeLay's deputy chief of staff at the time, later a lobbyist, has been named in Abramoff's guilty plea" (source)
Even more sinister, it appears that Jack Abramoff was a high-level intelligence asset who worked against the opponents of Apartheid. He founded the International Freedom Foundation in 1986.
"According to a Newsday article entitled Front for Apartheid: Washington-based think-tank said to be part of ruse to prolong power of July 16, 1995, the IFF was alleged to have been funded by apartheid South Africa in the amount of $1.5 million per year from 1986. In return for this funding, South Africa was said to have used the IFF as an instrument to portray the African National Congress (ANC) together with its leaders, Oliver Tambo and the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, as terrorists and as sympathetic to Soviet communism. Code-named Operation Babushka, the IFF succeeded in recruiting a large number of Republican politicians and conservative intellectuals to influence US policies towards the apartheid regime, and to counteract growing domestic and international pressure for the imposition of economic sanctions against South Africa.
The IFF's first chairman was Duncan Sellars. Its Washington lobbyist/film producer, Jack Abramoff, was said by Newsday to have recruited willing – but perhaps unwitting – Republican politicians including: Senator Jesse Helms; Rep. Dan Burton; Rep. Philip Crane; Rep. Robert Dornan; and Alan Keyes."
It is a known fact that Casinos are used by the CIA and other intelligence agencies to launder narcotics money. Thus, Jack Abramoff, intelligence asset involved with Indian Gambling Casinos, makes a whole lot more sense. Also, placing Indian gaming under Federal control makes a lot more sense. A known intelligence asset manipulating religious organizations to control who and where Indian Casinos are located, pure evil!
So here is the million dollar question. Did Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell cut their own deals with the devil? If so, should we expect the next major earthquake to engulf their Abramoff connected organizations?
Now that we have established that the Intelligence Agencies have infiltrated and manipulated tel-evangelism, we turn our lonely eyes to Salt Lake City and Deseret News Editor Joseph Cannon and his brother Christopher Cannon, who like Pat Robertson, have documented ties with a man who buildt religious alliances for and in behalf of our intelligence agencies and their gambling/narcotics empire?