Sunday, July 13, 2008

Intelwire.com publishes U.S. Postal Service files of DC Madam's early-1990s bust


WWW--Freelance reporter J.M. Berger's site--Intelwire.com--is a treasure trove of declassified and primary documentation of the war on terror and American involvement in global politics. On July 8th, he posted around 40 pages from the early-1990s federal investigation into Deborah Jeane Palfrey and her first escort service, which also included the use by the late madam of money orders, credit cards, and a generally criminal misuse of the postal system.

The documents are included with commentary from Mr. Berger, who has written and researched for the National Geographic Channel, NPR, and numerous other media outlets. His work looks pretty sound and unbiased, and the site is a good place to start for researchers looking into far-ranging topics as 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, FBI misconduct, our intelligence community and their links with known international terrorists, government informants running amok and committing profoundly violent crimes--and that's just for starters.

My own question is: why post it on a site dedicated to "t
he War on Terror, domestic and international extremism, and Middle Eastern politics"?