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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 06:16 PM
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Gosh darn it I hate bursting bubbles, but Al Smith, the guy who the
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dinner last night was held in honor of was...you ready?

...one of the FDR coup plotters as cited by Smedley Butler. He was a known associate of Mafia kingpin Lucky Luciano. Smith,Luciano and John Raskob (another plotter cited by Butler) had a mysterious meeting sometime before the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1932 where FDR beat out Smith.
From what I've read he was a nasty, vengeful SOB who hated FDR.

...The committee stated in its final report that it found credible evidence of a contemplated plot to overthrow the elected government with a military coup. Nevertheless, some alleged co-conspirators (supposedly revealed to Butler by MacGuire) such as General Hugh Johnson, (who was head of FDRs National Recovery Administration), former NY Governor Al Smith and General Douglas MacArthur were never subpoenaed...



http://www.ctka.net/pr399-fdr.html


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