Friday, November 30, 2007

Marine Corps Outsourcing Training to the Mafia?

I DID NOT WRITE THIS!!! This is simply a copy and paste from the link above.

Marine Corps Outsourcing Training to MOB?


Why has the Marine Corps outsourced its combat training to a former pornographer with mob connections? And why don’t local police and politicians seem to care?

When 18-year old Jesse Klingler joined the Marines, he knew the chances were pretty good that he could be wounded or even killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. What he never imagined was that he could be bound, gagged, beaten, and shot at a dusty, second-rate Hollywood movie set in San Diego.

Yet, on September 18, 2004, Private First Class Jesse Klingler was shot at Stu Segall’s Studios’ training at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. An untrained, convicted felon, Lebanese “terrorist role player” fired a blank AK-47 round directly into Jesse’s thigh, causing a gaping wound and massive bleeding. A Marine Sergeant prevented Segall’s actor from firing another round into the back of Jesse’s neck. Segall purposely did not use blank fire adapters, which would have shielded the muzzle blast, so that the Russian automatic weapons would sound more “realistic,” putting everyone’s safety at risk.

Since 2003, more than 55,000 Marines have passed through Segall’s “Strategic Operations” on the way to Iraq, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for ten days of Hollywood-style pyrotechnics and special effects. Then, they head up to Twentynine Palms for the real Marine Corps desert combat training.

So just who is Stu Segall? And why has he received more than $8 million in military contracts since 2004?

Since Segall started making low-budget television shows like “Hunter” and “Silk Stalkings” in San Diego in the early 1990’s, rumors have circulated about his prior porn career. Segall's earlier works starred such well-known porn stars as John (“Johnny Wadd”) Holmes, who died of AIDS in 1988, and Marilyn Chambers, who got her start posing with a baby for boxes of Ivory Snow detergent. Chambers' 1980 film with Segall, “Insatiable,” is considered a hardcore porn classic.

As America was preparing to celebrate its Bicentennial in 1976, Stu Segall directed Holmes in the “Spirit of Seventy Sex,” an expletive-filled, whirlwind tour of the "real” history of George and Martha Washington, exposing their “dirty little secrets” for the world to see.

What is less well known about Segall is his involvement with organized crime. According to Attorney General Edwin Meese’s Report on Pornography, commissioned by President Reagan in 1986, Stu Segall was a partner with Michael Zaffarano, Caporegime (Captain) in the Bonanno/Galante crime family—the Mafia under boss in charge of distributing pornography in California in the 1970’s.

Zaffarano served as president of Stu Segall Associates which had offices in New York and Hollywood. They co-owned the nationwide Pussycat Cinema chain of adult theaters. Segall, Zaffarano and other mobsters also operated Miracle Film Releasing Corporation in Hollywood, which produced and distributed pornographic films to peep shows and theaters all over the West Coast.

The Mafia’s involvement with pornography spilled over into many other types of criminal activity, including narcotics and murder. In October 1972, mobsters Peter Salanardi and Nicholas Musolino were observed in Los Angeles meeting with Zaffarano. At the same time, Salanardi and Musolino were being sought by the police for the murder of a heroin kingpin in New York. According to the Meese Report, Salanardi and Musolino were guests at the home of Stu Segall in Los Angeles.

To gain respectability after his transition to “main stream” films in San Diego, Segall cultivated friendships with local law enforcement. Segall leases studio space to the San Diego Police Department's SWAT team for only about $1,000 a month, which is headquartered and conducts training on his lot. San Diego Crime Stoppers honored Segall as its Man of the Year in 2006 for his “many contributions to law enforcement.”

Segall also contributes generously to local politicians. He and his wife have given Democrat Congresswoman Susan Davis (who sits on the House Armed Services Committee) $3,300 since 2004. They also gave more than $10,000 to Congressman Duncan Hunter (ranking Republican for Armed Services), as well as $1,000 to his son, Duncan Duane Hunter, an active duty Marine officer currently serving in Afghanistan who is running for his father’s seat in 2008.

Segall has not been so generous with Jesse Klingler. Rather than compensate Jesse, Segall got a high-powered lawyer—Retired Marine Brigadier General Michael I. Neil, a prominent civil attorney who was Commanding General at Camp Pendleton during the Gulf War. Neil and Segall have not only denied responsibility for Jesse’s injuries, they hired a private detective to follow the wounded Marine around Tennessee for months, trying to catch him “faking” disability. The private eye’s “smoking gun” video shows Jesse changing a flat tire! (Ironically, Jesse has such a hard time bending his knee, he had to sit on the ground, spoiling Segall’s money shot.)

Young Jesse spent the year after being shot undergoing repeated surgeries and physical therapy until he was medically discharged. Jesse lives in constant physical pain. His childhood dream of serving as a Marine has been shattered forever. Yet, Segall keeps the cops and politicians happy and the Marines keep spending millions of dollars with the mob’s pornographer. Isn’t it about time for somebody to yell, “Cut!”?

Documentation ( you rarely see this in any news story)

Insatiable ( Porn Movie Directed by Stu Segall)

NBC 7/39 Special Report 10/09/2007

The link:

Organized Crime and Pornography (the Meese Report) link

Stu Segall's Porn Past

Stu Segall's Government Contracts (Link)

Stu and Wendy Segall's Campaign Contributions




(Note: "Peace Through Strength PAC" is Duncan Hunter's PAC)

Segall and the Swat Team (link)

Segall and SD Crimestoppers

Posted by Truth Teller at 8:46 AM

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