Guest View: Does NXIVM, Fast and Furious and Mexico somehow connect through Dennis K. Burke?

Former Arizona US Attorney Dennis Burke represents Clare Bronfman. It is not known if he is posting here under the moniker Bangkok.

By A Defender of Jeff Peterson

Does all of this…meaning, NXIVM, Fast and Furious, and Mexico…somehow connect through the former U.S. Attorney, Dennis K. Burke?

It’s a fair question.

In Aug. of 2011, Burke resigned from his position as United States Attorney for Arizona in the Fast and Furious arms trafficking scandal, in which weapons were mysteriously trafficked from U.S. territory (namely Arizona) to Mexican drug cartels by the United States Government, on Dennis Burke’s watch.

“Kids” from the Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona area, were used to conduct the actual weapons trafficking, where weapons were transported south from Arizona to areas such as Caborca, Arizona.

Obama asserted Presidential Executive Privilege, ostensibly to avoid answering questions about the matter.

On 9/11, 2011, an article in Forbes Magazine called the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal “President Obama’s Watergate.”

A book by author Katie Pavlich calls Fast and Furious “Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal.”

In the 1/13/2019 post on Frank Report [and Artvoice] written by someone using the moniker One Night in Bangkok Makes a Hard Man Humble [possibly made by Dennis Burke], the writer arrogantly taunts NXIVM lead prosecutor Moira Penza, by writing, “Penza is kinda ‘choking’ in the plea deal negotiations, so far.”

Nancy [Prefect] Salzman cuts the ribbon opening up the Mexico City NXIVM center. Alex Betancourt [l] Emiliano Salinas [R].
The Washington Post reported on Feb 17th, 2012, that in Burke’s Fast and Furious probe, it was revealed that Burke called DOJ officials “Chuckleheads.”

The Washington Post article adds, ” it wasn’t Burke’s first brush with cringe-inducing e-mails.”

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The similarities between the seemingly arrogant Frank Report posts and Burke’s arrogant conduct in the Fast and Furious probe, are striking.

Is Clare Bronfman (and co-counsel in the NXIVM case, for that matter) aware of the possibility one of the lawyers may be taunting Moira Penza, the lead prosecutor? Clare, and the other counsel, would probably want to know about that. This guy has a history, and it isn’t a good one.

When confronted with the possibility, Burke will probably do what the Fast and Furious scandal proved he does best: Deny, and lie.

So all of this leads us to an obvious, important question.

Why was Dennis Burke involved in a botched arms trafficking operation with Mexican cartels, in the first place? Such an operation is unprecedented in U.S. history.

And now, after his resignation, Dennis Burke is apparently helping a “Sex Cult”, with ties to the families of former Mexican Presidents, in an alleged scheme to improperly get visas for none other than Mariana Fernandez, a member of Vanguard’s cult harem [and mother of his son]?

Is there a common thread that runs through all of this? The Burke ties to family members of Mexican Presidents in NXIVM, and alleged arms trafficking with Mexican cartels while he was a federal prosecutor, are enough to raise a few eyebrows.

Keep in mind that Dennis Burke was the United States Attorney for Arizona, not merely an Assistant US Attorney. Burke was the top dog, the head honcho there, appointed by Barry Obama.

Mariana Fernandez and Keith Raniere. Raniere ran off to Mexico when the Feds started investigating him.

Hundreds of AUSA’s worked for Burke. The U.S. Attorney office in Arizona is one of the largest in the nation, because of so many drug cases on the border with Mexico. Question is, what exactly was Burke doing, overseeing illicit arms trafficking through U.S. Gov’t channels, arranging for shipments of automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels, while Burke was the top federal prosecutor in Arizona. And why were at least two U.S. border patrol agents killed with those weapons?

Barry Obama asserted executive privilege in an attempt to avoid answering the above questions. The questions remain unanswered as of today.

What answers about the biggest scandal in the Obama Presidency, and US-Mexico relations, may await investigators as they examine Denny Burke’s nexus with the Salinas family of Mexico, in the NXIVM criminal case?



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4 years ago

Thanks for laying that BG out for us. I’m curious as to why you focus in on the Obama admin. connection when Fast &Furious purportedly started with the Bush Administration in 2008 by some ATF accounts. Although the Obama admin. apparently not only went mute on Terry’s family but also failed to quash a similar alleged cartel sting operation, “Wide Receiver,” ATF agents also warned presented a danger to their own lives. Why make this such a partisan issue, when more facts seem to point to self-serving corruption on both sides of the border or “wall” so to speak.

Speaking of, the biggest link to NX/ESP, IMO, is the Bronfman/Salinas sponsorship of this alleged KAR-genius inspired movement to end violence in Mexico (Agnifilo is still touting) and the potential reward for a scoundrel like Burke to “help” them or himself while, possibly, exacerbating NX’s need for his assistance such as his companies, Frontier and GSIS, did from 2015 on and, presumably, continue to profit by.

4 years ago

had never heard about dennis k. burke until now. connecting the dots.

4 years ago

You know perfectly well that Bangkok, (aka Clicky aka John Jacob Jinglemier aka….) is not Dennis Burke.
This Bangkok guy started posting here around May, and he just posts to cause controversy. He probably wrote this article himself.

4 years ago
Reply to  Flowers

Frank’s had this blog going and been a dagger in NX’s side for years, Flowers. Burke’s been in bizness with NX on both borders since at least 2015. Bangkok appearing last May, if not before under a different alias does not rule Burke out at all. On the contrary, it bothered me that the cocky one only appeared recently far as I knew if he were presumably Burke. Stay on the sunny side, please, Flowers. You’re smarter than that.

4 years ago
Reply to  Heidi

Heidi, if this poster really is Burke, he sure seemed interested in my life. During his incarnation as Clicky he requested I email my personal information, such as police files, to Frank to share.

The harassers I’ve been dealing with have also asked me to give them that exact same information, which leads me to suspect that this Bangkok guy is really one of them, and not Dennis Burke.

Due to this, I wouldn’t put much stock into anything Bangkok says. These trolls are gaslighting experts, as I’ve learned from previous experience with them.

4 years ago
Reply to  Heidi

No flowers is not smater than that. There is not a corrupt democrat she will not make an excuse for.

4 years ago

Thanks for a great read. Far more meaningful than the bullshit obsessions some of Frank’s pervs put out on here. Too bad more of shadow boy’s teenie bopper crap will move this post from the front page faster

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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