The anti-bikie campaign in Australia and efforts in the United States to outlaw the insignia of both the Mongols and Pagans Motorcycle Clubs are all part of the same international jihad.
In an interview earlier this month with the Australian Associated Press, ATF Agent John Ciccone did his best to encourage a war between Mongols and Hells Angeles in Australia. “In Australia, the tensions will still be there due to the fact there will always be tensions between the Mongols and Hells Angels,” Ciccone told the AAP. “Now the Mongols have equivalent numbers with the Hells Angels they may expand into different areas. If they move into known Hells Angels’ areas, that could result in future violent confrontations between both organizations.”
Ciccone has had a supervisory role in numerous undercover entrapments against American motorcycle clubs including but hardly limited to Operations Ivan and Black Rain against the Mongols, Operation Black Biscuit against the Hells Angels and Operation 22 Green against the Vagos.
One of his pet rats, a man born Ashley Charles Wyatt who is currently known as Charles Falco, has been appearing in news and television stories about the biker menace for the last month. Ciccone is involved in the current American forfeiture case, titled USA v. Mongol Nation, an Unincorporated Association, that is intended to seize the Mongols insignia. If that case goes to trial Ciccone will testify for the government.
Ciccone On The Steenking Constitution
Ciccone told the Australian news organization that he is involved on a daily basis with the effort to outlaw motorcycle clubs down under. “We are in pretty much daily contact with those guys about the Intel we are hearing here,” Ciccone said. “We are trying to do what we can.”
Current laws in the Australian State of Queensland forbid membership in about two dozen motorcycle clubs including the Mongols and Hells Angels; forbid recruiting members for those clubs; forbid the gathering of three or more alleged members of those clubs; determine who is and is not a member in secret courts using secret evidence that cannot be contested; forbid alleged members of those clubs from working in numerous occupations including tattoo artist, plumber and electrician; compel alleged members of clubs to incriminate themselves and others under penalty of prison; and establish ultra-punitive prisons for members of motorcycle clubs.
Under the laws, virtually everyone on a Harley-Davidson in Queensland is subject to routine harassment. About those laws, the AAP quotes Ciccone as saying “I think they are outstanding.”
Save The Patch
American Clubs are aware of the threat the Australian laws advertize. In Southern California, widely respected members of all major clubs have met to discuss ways to fight an American biker ban.
The Southern California Confederation of Clubs has established a Facebook page titled Save The Patch.
That page currently states:
“It has become time to further protect and defend our rights to ride, associate, and enjoy our lifestyle for all motorcycle riders and enthusiasts.
“To wear our respective clubs membership insignia, which have been trademarked, copyrighted, and incorporated by these organized entities.
“Representatives from a few of these clubs in Southern California have come together to make the initial steps in presenting and organizing the support of all motorcycle clubs and riders to standup and work to prevent the freedoms we all value and enjoy from being eroded further, by an ever more intrusive government apparently bent on tyrannical control, we all need to become involved and work to defend that which we all enjoy about our lifestyle, be it as a club member or independent rider.”