The Ties That Bind Rick Perry
& Rudy Giuliani
As Texas Governor Rick
Perry goes on the road to stump for Giuliani's campaign,
it is increasingly clear that the two figureheads not only share
a penchant for presiding over thinly-veiled corruption, but do
their presiding in the same globalist circles.
Perry's appearance at the secretive Bilderberg meeting
in 2007 gives credence to whispers
about the Texas Governor becoming a GOP running mate
alongside Giuliani, even as Perry denies interest in being VP.
Bilderberg has a noted and well-deserved reputation as kingmaker.
Together, Rick Perry, as Governor, and Rudy Giuliani,
as a named partner in the Houston-based Bracewell
& Giuliani, have been instrumental in selling
off Texas infrastructure and utilities while ushering in agents
of globalism and (North American Union) regional control.
Giuliani's law firm is heavily tied to Rick Perry's
Texas-style 'Big Dig'-- a highly contentious and very
real Trans-Texas Corridor that has foreign firms
building up on land seized in the face of opposition from both
the state legislature and the people.
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Bracewell & Giuliani is exclusively
representing the Spanish-owned
Cintra and essentially won the contract to build
the first ever private toll road in Texas. The
Online Journal refers to Bracewell & Giuliani
as "the 'guiding' law firm on the privatization of Texas
State Highway 121"
Cintra is further partnered with the Australian
who "previously acquired the business and assets of an investment
bank known as Giuliani
Capital Advisors," according to Cliff
Kincaid who further observes:
Terri Hall, founder and director of Texans
Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), notes that Giuliani
clients with an interest in acquiring Texas roads and infrastructure
have also invested in his presidential campaign. She
comments, "This could explain why Giuliani has spent so
much time fundraising in Texas. The monied proponents
of the Trans-Texas Corridor, of which there are many, would
like to see this man become President."
Perry's advocacy for the TTC has been unwavering
and he has refused to back down even after the legislature passed
a two-year moratorium. Perry
called in U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters
to lobby against the moratorium while publicly declaring that
there is no alternative to toll roads (Peters has, of course,
present at a number of NAFTA super-highway meetings
& Giuliani gave Rick Perry $20,000 in PAC money
in the 2006 cycle. Current Texas Attorney
General Greg Abbott was also a partner in Bracewell
& Giuliani, which Lobby Watch suggests was related
to his run for office after stepping down from the Texas Supreme
Court. He received $25,000 in PAC contributions in the 2006 cycle.
As we previously
reported, the 'largest
ever' buyout of TxU (now slashed from $45 billion
to $32 billion) was managed by KKR,
who are represented annually at Bilderberg by partner Henry
"Energy Future bought TXU Corp. in a $32
billion leveraged buyout that closed in October. It was formed
by Kohlberg, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., TPG, formerly
Texas Pacific Group, and other investors," reports
the Dallas Morning News.
The deal stalled over environmental issues with
TxU's plans for new coal plants, but never faltered thanks to
cheerleading by Rick Perry as well as personal
appearances by Henry Kravis, who is known as a virtuoso
in the world of leveraged buyouts (see Barbarians
at the Gate which dramatizes his infamous high-priced
buyout with R.J. Reynolds and also features a younger but no less-aged
Perry was involved in facilitating the TxU buyout,
including the issuance of an executive order to instigate fast-track
approval for TxU plant deals:
"Last year, after private meetings with TXU
executives, Perry fast-tracked the permitting process for TXU's
11-plant expansion through an executive order, slashing the
time frame in half, to six months...."
"The bottom line: Only Governor Perry and
TXU, which stands to make a lot of money, are championing these
Sachs and Credit
Suisse First Boston (both deeply
nested in Bilderberg) were also involved in the deal while
Bracewell & Giuliani represented TxU (as they handle
a number of energy companies). A number of criminal
insider trading cases involving Pakistani financiers
working inside these firms-- including Hafiz Naseem-- have already
been prosecuted as a result of the buyout. Others, still under
investigation, are potentially outstanding.
In fact, Hafiz Naseem, then a Credit Suisse investor,
defended by Bracewell & Giuliani's Marc Mukasey,
who is the son of U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Bracewell's
Mukasey commented that the "case is inference built on
inference built on inference." However, prosecutors
were investigating other links to alleged inside trading that
went as high as Pakistani Prime Minister Aziz, who
is also a former Citigroup chairman. Investigators also believe
there was a link to al Qaeda money laundering.
And what about Mexico? If a continent-wide merger
is underway, it seems to coincide with the cozy
relationship Perry and Vicente Fox had as contemporaries.
reports, the vision to expand the Corridor into Mexico is
heavily discussed and well under way.
On May 24, Gonzáles Parás announced
during his recent meetings in Austin, Perry had agreed the envisioned
Trans North America Corridor would pass through Laredo and connect
with San Antonio, just as Mexico ultimately planned to extend
the superhighway south into Colombia.
Note also that the current U.S. ambassador to Mexico
is none other than Bracewell
& Giuliani partner Tony Garza (who is, incidentally,
married to Mexico's richest woman, billionaire
Grupo Modelo heiress María Asunción Aramburuzabala).
The shadow government managing
the infrastructure deals in Texas and overseeing the integration
of North America obviously has significant ties to the
figureheads Perry and Giuliani (among many others).
On the GOP side, both Perry and Giuliani are uniquely
positioned to inherit the interests of the Bush Administration
(and perhaps the White House as well) in the interlocking global
and regional control mechanism. Neither is it any surprise to
see that both are empty vessels willing to carry the water and
forward the agenda, both tried and true.
Rick Perry made a seamless transition from Lt. Governor
to filling Bush's shoes as Governor in 2001, and only became a
Republican in the first place during the Texas GOP realignment
in the 80s-- credited largely to Karl Rove.
It is interesting to note some of Giuliani's interests
in the Bush Administration:
Newly appointed Attorney
General Michael Mukasey is a personal friend of Giuliani
with him as Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District
of New York, 1972-1976. His
son, Marc L. Mukasey leads the white-collar criminal
defense practice as a partner in the New York office of Bracewell
Mukasey also was the judge
in the litigation between developer Larry Silverstein and several
insurance companies arising from the destruction
of the World Trade Center.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, again, was a
Bracewell employee, but also a Bush pick for the position back
Giuliani's friend and former partner Bernard Kerik--
now disgraced and indicted-- was almost the head the Dept. of
Homeland Security on Giuliani's recommendation, but wasn't credible
enough to pass confirmation.
By that standard, Giuliani's appointees stand to
be more thuggish, more openly corrupt and all around more desperate
than the Bush Administration's team of 'know-nothing' war criminals.
The conceptual 9/11 was, in tandem with the War on Terror,
the birth of the Giuliani Phoenix-- which rose to power from the
ashes of tragedy and trashed rescue workers. And now that alter-ego
is ready to become more powerful and more out of control...
If speculation of the team-up were true, Giuliani
& Perry would pose one dangerous duo. Unfortunately, both
are controlled by the same puppet masters who also-- not alternately--
control Hillary Clinton.
Hillary attended Bilderberg in 1997 and