Skip to comments.MOB WANTED TO WHACK RUDY GIULIANI
Posted on 10/25/2007 3:32:25 AM PDT by americanflyer1234
The bosses of New York's five Mafia families in the mid-1980s came a hair-trigger away from sanctioning a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, according to bombshell FBI records made public today.
Before cooler heads prevailed - the mob bosses decided by a razor-thin 3-to-2 margin not to try to whack the future mayor and presidential candidate - at least two of the dons argued fervently that the mob-busting U.S. attorney should sleep with the fishes.
Bonanno boss Philip Rusty" Rastelli, Genovese chief Vincent The Chin" Gigante and Lucchese honcho Anthony Tony Ducks" Corallo all cast votes to spare the headline-grabbing prosecutor, the documents show.
But the young guns of the bunch, Gambino boss John The Teflon Don" Gotti and Colombo chief Carmine The Snake" Persico, were said to lobby in favor of the murder. .
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I had a bumpersticker that said “Gotti ‘96” during that election year!
1. He hated the IRS
2. Was good at war
3. Liked guns
I remember when Rudy first became Mayor of New York. The first thing he did was clean the mob out of the Fulton Fish Market. The Fulton Fish Market had been a Mob run operation for generations, and everybody accepted that as colorful local lore, until Giuliani came along. He closed the market and re-bid all the contracts, and the Mob is still out of the business. Of course, the Fish Market has been moved to the Bronx, as well.
If I knew Rudy would do the same thing to the Government of New Jersey, he would have my vote and the votes of my ten closest dead relatives!
Hard to see why Gotti would have needed anyone else’s vote to do that. But irrespective, Giuliani had a lot of guts to take on the mob.
The thing that people may not remember is that Rudy grew up in Brooklyn, down on Water Street. He grew up with a lot of the wiseguys but took a different path.
Not scared to take on the mob, but terrified to take on the pro-abortion and gay rights groups.
Gee golly whillikers, I thought it was only the Boston FBI that was dirty...
Word that “The Snake” Persico went ahead on his own despite the vote surfaced in 2004, when the architect of a failed assassination attempt on Giuliani, Joel Joe Waverly” Cacace, took a plea in exchange for a 20-year sentence.
Wonder why we are hearing this story now?
Rooty is tough on crime.
Why even a defrocked pedophile priest will be defended by Rudy!
Hell he will even give him a job.
Rudy is evil.
We’ve had “pro-life” Presidents like Nixon who gave us liberal Justice Blackmun, Reagan who gave us Sandra Day O’Conner, and George HW Bush, who gave us ultra liberal Souter. Even GWB tried to give us the pro-choice Harriet Myers on the Court.
I would prefer a strong leader like Giuliani who has promised more appointments like Scalia, Roberts, and Alito.
Worst case scenario: Hillary wins and we get a liberal Democrat House , Senate, President and Supreme Court. I think that might persuade a few people to get out and vote.
Hitler is Evil. Stalin is Evil.
Rudy is someone you don’t like.
I didn’t like Rudy yesterday.
After I read the story of the pedophile working for him, I hated Rudy.
I would so hate it if my hubbys nickname was “the grim reaper”. Imagine telling the kids that or your Mom and Dad. “Say Mom and DAd, meet my boyfriend ‘the grim reaper’”.
THere is a mighty low threshhold for “evil” on some quarters on FR.
Now the Dems have a mighty high threshhold for evil.
Surely there is a middle ground.
We need for adjectives like unlikeable, wishwashy, sketchy,different, etc.
Evil is overused.
Naah, I wouldn’t call him evil. He is just very misguided on important issues of conscience.
Problem is, you can’t trust RINOs to keep their word to Conservatives. They use us to get into office and quickly discard us. We’re to them what Black folks are to Democrats, except we at least have the sense to say “no” to them when we have the chance. I’d expect Rudy’s appointments to be like Jerry Ford’s, and you know who Ford appoint to the bench... the senile leftist John Paul Stevens, a cancer that still infests the Supreme Court today.
That experience will come in handy as he takes on Hillary in the general election.
One of the big rules of the mafia families is to never “hit” a federal agent, prosecutor, or judge. They knew that if they ever did so, the the gig was up, with the U.S. government coming down upon them with all the force that it could muster. The mobsters knew this and so did the feds. It was part of the game.
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