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"We have to go after Castle. He's the last witness."
"And get in the middle of a government operation? Hell of a risk."
"Risky is him being captured and talking about Kandahar to save himself from a lifetime in prison. We both have ambitions to protect."
William Rawlins and Billy Russo[src]

Rawlins Conspiracy was orchestrated by William Rawlins, in an attempt cover up Operation Cerberus' war crimes.

Background

Operation Cerberus

"Success here is a matter of perspective. It can't be measured in battles won or land claimed. Gentlemen, I'm here to offer you freedom. To wage the war that must be waged to finally win this thing. What we will do is dirty and tough, but it will speed an end of this war and safeguard our nation."
William Rawlins to Cerberus Squad[src]
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History

Attack on David Lieberman

"Whatever your orders, I'm not a criminal. I'm an NSA analyst."
"Get down!"
"I'm an NSA analyst!"
"He's got a weapon!"
"No, I don't. No, no, no, no, no! That's not true!"
David Lieberman and Carson Wolf[src]
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Massacre at Central Park

"Your kids, at the park? Who cares? That's never what this has been about. It's about what happened with you. With all of us. Kandahar. You think they would ever let that go?"
Ray Schoonover to Punisher[src]
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Destruction of the Blacksmith's Ship

"Help me, work with me to find the man who gave the order!"
"And then what, Red? We gonna, we gonna bring him in for justice, is that what we're gonna do? Your way's bullshit, Red, it doesn't work, I need him, I need him gone, it's gotta be permanent, it's gotta be finished!"
Daredevil and Punisher[src]
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Assassination of Ray Schoonover

"It's like a candy store in here, go ahead, go ahead. I had to teach you how to hold a gun, do you remember? Eighteen, and you'd never held a piece before. Come on! They call you the Punisher. Prove it!"
Ray Schoonover to Punisher[src]
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Attack on Carson Wolf

"We figured if there were enough dead bodies, nobody would really care to look close enough at any given one of 'em. It was a calculated risk. You understand, right?"
"And Lieberman, what about Lieberman? Who's he?"
"We thought you were the one that sent him the tape. Now close your eyes, Frank. I'm gonna do you a favor."
Carson Wolf and Frank Castle[src]
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Chase of Micro

"I don't care if we trust each other or not. I don't wanna be blood brothers. That stuff is for kids in tree houses. But you and me, we want the same thing right now. So work with me."
"One condition. They die. Every single one of them. No trials. No bullshit. They die."
"Yeah, I can live with that."
Micro and Punisher[src]
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Robbery of the Greek Mob's Arsenal

"So you're telling me the Punisher is not only alive, but he just stole a truck full of guns from under our noses?"
"Castle pulled me out of my car. Why would the Punisher save my life? He looked right at me and said, "Stay out of my way, Madani". What does that mean? What is he chasing?"
Sam Stein and Dinah Madani[src]
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Attack on Gunner Henderson

"Whoever you are, I'm coming for you."
Punisher to William Rawlins[src]
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Infiltration into Fort Bryon

"Morty has the instincts of a rat and the courage of a rabbit. We tell him Castle is still living, one of two things happen. He runs or he talks."
William Rawlins to Billy Russo[src]
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Assassination of Morty Bennett

"You all better come up with the goods fast, or I'm gonna die from looking at this wallpaper."
"We all gotta die somehow, right?"
"Yeah. Good thing self-importance isn't fatal, huh, Russo?"
Morty Bennett and Billy Russo[src]
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Attack on William Rawlins

"It's a CIA Safe House, Frank."
"Bennett must have run to Orange."
"Be careful. Happy hunting."
Micro and Punisher[src]
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Ambush at the Abandoned Warehouse

"An op. Blacked out. Search and destroy. Total deniability. Right here in the city. And I'll be leading it myself."
"How does that help us with State?"
"It doesn't. But the big fat checks you'll be getting will help get you to a country with no extradition."
Billy Russo and Tom Weems[src]
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Kidnapping of Sarah and Zach Lieberman

"Well, look, thing is, I think it's best you come with me. For your own protection."
"I really appreciate the offer, but I'm sure we'll be fine."
"You're both coming with me."
Jack and Sarah Lieberman[src]
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Ambush in Micro's Hideout

"What are you gonna do?"
"I'm gonna wait here on these assholes. When they come, I'll make 'em tell me where Sarah is. After that, I'm gonna kill 'em all."
Micro and Frank Castle[src]
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Capture of Frank Castle

"You are nothing but a grunt! You do not get to take me down. You are gonna beg to me. Blood loss is gonna make you weak. You're gonna slip in and out of shock. You will know pain and fear. Fear, Frank. Your ribs must be cracked. I'm gonna take all the breath out of your lungs, out of your lungs, until you can barely whisper and the last word out of your mouth is gonna be "please, please, please.""
William Rawlins to Frank Castle[src]
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Aftermath

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References

Wars and Conflicts in Earth History
Asgard-Jotunheim War (965 A.D.2010) • Kree-Skrull War (995 A.D.1995) • 500 Year War (10841521) • World War II (19391945) • Johann Fennhoff's Revenge Plot (1946) • Cold War (19471991) • Bruce Banner Manhunt (20052010) • Chitauri Invasion (2012) • Aldrich Killian's War (2012) • Second Dark Elf Conflict (2013) • Centipede Investigation (20132014) • HYDRA Uprising (2014) • Ego's Expansion (Pre-1 A.D.2014) • War on HYDRA (20142015) • Operation Cerberus (2014) • S.H.I.E.L.D. Civil War (20142015) • Ultron Offensive (2015) • War Against the Inhumans (2015) • Chase of Luke Cage (2015) • Inhuman Outbreak (20152016) • Grant Ward's Campaign (20152016) • Frank Castle's War (20152016) • War for New York (2016) • Anti-Inhuman Movement (20162017) • Hive's Campaign (2016) • Avengers Civil War (2016) • Termination of the Red Room (2016) • Erik Killmonger's Campaign (2016) • Adrian Toomes' Weapons Trafficking Operation (20122016) • Rawlins Conspiracy (20152016) • Chase of Quake (20162017) • Attack on the Sanctums (2017) • Terror in New Orleans (2017) • Aida's Uprising (2017) • War for Harlem (2017) • Triad War (2017) • Kingpin's Conspiracy (2017) • War Against PRIDE (20172018) • War Against Jonah (2018) • Morgan le Fay's Campaign (2018) • Schultz Conspiracy (2018) • Jigsaw's Campaign (2018) • Trish Walker's Vigilante Campaign (2018) • Infinity War (2018) • Search for Leo Fitz (20182019) • Sarge's Campaign (2019) • Izel's Campaign (2019) • War Against the Chronicoms (2019) • Ronin's Campaign (20182023) • Time Heist (2023) • Westview Anomaly (2023) • Tiamut's Emergence (2023) • Quest for Ta Lo (2024) • Flag Smashers' Political Ultimatum (2024) • Gorr's Vow Against Gods (2024) • Conspiracy to Release Ammit (2024) • Mafia Cold War (2024) • Quentin Beck's Campaign (2024) • Spider-Man Multiversal Crisis (2024) • Scarlet Witch's War (2024) • Tracksuit Mafia Campaign (2024)
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