Shortly before Hser Ner Moo was murdered there were a series of killings near the camp where the Burmese people in Utah had come from.
There are a lot of possible reasons why the FBI and police mishandled the Hser Ner Moo murder case.
When you look at similar murders in the same area which were mishandled in a similar way, a person has to wonder if there might be something more sinister going on.
This page will look at the possibility suggested by one of Esar Met's defense attorneys that the killer was not Esar Met nor was it 'roommate #1'.
The most violent and dangerous criminals who are not caught are often in uniforms.
Working in a uniform is very appealing to the most dangerous criminals, and when a group of them works together, based on some bond, from something like military service, they are almost uncatchable.
The 'original' Jeffery Epstein was a shadowy government agent who worked in the petroleum industry and had close ties to a range of powerful people.
He was thoroughly protected in a cover up that continues to this day.
A family member of a child murdered in that area has blogged about his case. She has run into dead ends trying to get government files, including being told that a bunch of files in her case were destroyed in a catastrophic flood.
Bill Allen was a powerful oil industry CEO who spent his entire life also working as an undercover federal agent, and was contemporaneous with Francis Sheldon. He is suspected by some people of having been involved in the murder of several prostitutes whose torsos were found near a house where he and federal agents partied.
There are two possible scenarios involving law enforcement agents involvement in the Hser Ner Moo murder.
1) It could simply have been a group of law enforcement agents who kill children for their own motives, perhaps the thrill of getting away with a crime like that.
2) A group of federal agents who specifically targeted the daughter of somebody with past contacts in the region who would be useful to them.
In the latter scenario the purpose of the killing is to create a set of circumstances which will allow the agents to gain the confidence of the individuals they are targeting, and later take advantage of those individuals' contacts along the Thai Burma border.
Q Is there any significance to political killings that occurred in Burma and Thailand about the same time as Hser Ner Moo was killed, or are those entirely coincidental?
Very often people with political jobs will commit horrific acts using some sort of 'political justification' rationale. There are certainly clear benefits that federal agents could have gotten from people in this case which would have benefited policy effectiveness, the ability of those bureaucrats to do things in Burma and Thailand in such a way as to enforce U.S. policies.
Whether this was a factor would be very difficult to uncover, but there are indications that this may have been what happened. At any rate, even if the entire operation were exposed circumstantially the specific individuals involved would be almost impossible to identify. If Esar Met were thoroughly examined as a suspect publicly, and roommate number #1 is examined properly, and both are excluded as the killer, then it should be considered 'very possible' that a group of bureaucrats arranged the entire scenario to gain influence over certain of the Burmese individuals, notably the father of the victim and his contacts.
Q What is the relevance of opium smuggling, by military players in Afghanistan and Burma, to the named people in this case?
Shortly before Hser Ner Moo was killed there was a surge in insurgent successes in Afghanistan.
Also that year, the Taliban started working with some opium growers, which would have threatened coalition control of the crop in the longer term.
"The Afghanistan Opium Risk Assessment 2013, issued by UNODC, suggests that the Taliban has, since 2008, been supporting farmers growing poppy, as a source of income for the insurgency."
Past covert drug operations in Asia had caused problems for various agencies, and shifting from Afghanistan to Burma would reduce scrutiny of any involvement by government actors.
A loose multinational consortium largely consisting of military members from several countries, including the U.S., has long been suspected of involvement in opium trafficking in Afghanistan and Burma.
U.S, involvement in smuggling opium in Vietnam has been widely documented of course, a person can Google 'Air America', but a much deeper network of drug transport is widely suspected, and occasionally detailed in the media, specifically involving a shadowy consortium connected to the China split that occurred in a civil war that resulted in the creation of Taiwan as a rival to China.
Some sources portray this 'opium' project as something strategic, a hush hush operation which is justifiable on obscure strategic grounds which are vaguely alluded to but never withstand much scrutiny.
The history of overlapping projects is well documented too.
There is a very distinct niche in U.S. government agencies for people who use the government as an enforcer of their corporate style networks which generate cash for them personally, and who try to present their actions, when exposed, as providing some secret strategic benefit to the country.
It was clear from the start that the U.S. would not be able to stay permanently in Afghanistan, and eventually another country would need to be lined up to grow opium.
Burma has a long history of opium production and is one of the few places where production could be increased sufficiently to make up for the loss in supply if the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. The Taliban are strongly opposed to opium use, despite comments to the contrary by people in the U.S. government.
Just as the U.S. started to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2021, Burma heated up and a military junta seized control.
The junta is neither pro nor anti opium, like all other players in the region its goals are more focused on ethnic and political objectives. opium is just a lucrative side issue. Burma has a large number of independent tribal interests which are hard to control but which can be dealt with in a lucrative way for any group which manages to fit among them.
The camps along the Burma Thai border are an important part of the opium economy. High ranking Thai soldiers are financially incentivized to tolerate refugees who would otherwise be unwelcome, and refugees can sometimes find work facilitating opium transport which gives them some local security.
Both Afghanistan and Burma have porous borders with China which have had historical significance in the past.
Today, the Thai Burma border, where the people involved in this case are from, is rapidly turning into a more important frontier.