Clinton – Cuba and China
I’ve heard rumours about laws in the USA that prevent politicians from receiving foreign campaign contributions…
The Cuban born drugs trafficker Jorge Cabrera was asked for a campaign contribution by prominent Democratic fund-raiser Vivian Mannerud in a hotel in Havana. Several days later, in November 1995, Cabrera wrote a check for $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from an account that included proceeds from smuggling cocaine from Colombia to the USA.
In December 1995, Cabrera attended a Christmas reception at the White House hosted by first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, while he had earlier met Vice President Al Gore in Miami.
In 1983, Cabrera had been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering and drug distribution. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for conspiring to bribe a grand jury witness. Cabrera served 42 months in prison.
In 1988, Cabrera was charged with managing a narcotics operation. He pleaded guilty to filing a false income-tax return. He served one year in prison.
In early January 1996, Cabrera and several accomplices were inside a cigar warehouse near Dade County, Florida, where more than 500 pounds of cocaine was hidden. Cabrera was charged with importing 6000 pounds of cocaine into the USA on boats through the Florida Keys.
Cabrera pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison and a $1.5 million fine.
In October 1996, DNC returned the $20,000 check from Cabrera to the Federal Treasury, stating that it was an “improper donation”.
When Cabrera was arrested, agents found a picture of Cabrera with Fidel Castro. Cabrera tried to make a deal by offering evidence that the Cuban Government was involved in drug trafficking.
In November 1995, about the time the DNC asked him for a campaign contribution, Cabrera met Castro in Havana – when he was planning the shipment that was later seized in Miami.
Cabrera said Cali Cartel boss Carlos Tascon told him of plans to send a freighter full of cocaine from Colombia to the USA through Cuban waters. Cabrera detailed how he had picked up tons of Colombian cocaine in Cuban waters out of the reach of US authorities, before he was caught.
Cabrera's co-defendant, the Colombian Alberto Franco Herrera, struck his own deal with the government and confirmed that he and Cabrera were in Cuba during the drug deal: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO...reras.html
The Dole-Kemp campaign had to file a Freedom Of Information Act request to force the Clinton Justice Department to release the following photos.
In December 1995, Cabrera met Vice President Al Gore at a Miami fund-raiser.
In December 1995, Cabrera attended the pre-Christmas event at the White House, here’s Cabrera (on the left) with Hillary Clinton.
NG LAP SENG
Hillary and Bill Clinton are also connected to the Macau crime (Triad) boss, Ng Lap Seng, who donated thousands of dollars to the Clintons and deals in heroin, murder for hire, human trafficking, prostitution and gun smuggling.
Back in the days that Bill was governor, the Clintons became friends with the Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Yah Lin Trie, a member of the “4 Seas Triad”, a crime syndicate based in Hong Kong.
Ng entered the United States with over $300,000 cash in his pockets, and subsequently visited the White House 12 times. Ng also wired Charlie Trie between $1.1 million and $1.5 million, of which at least $645,000 made its way to the DNC as illegally laundered campaign contributions.
See Ng Lap Seng with the Clintons.
One of Ng’s operations includes DNC fundraiser Ted Sioeng in the firm Ang-Du International. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ang-Du abducts Thai women for Macau brothels. Sioeng was also pictured with Vice President Al Gore at the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple.
According to Marie Jose Ragab, the Clinton administration and the World Bank helped Thailand organise and nationalise their prostitution business - state-sponsored trafficking in women…
Ragab wrote in 1992: “Last year in Thailand alone, trafficking 600,000 women and girls brought $5 billion into the country
”. Millions of these women and girls have their passports confiscated by the traffickers so they can do nothing about being used for sex slavery.
In February 1996, President Clinton met with Chinese arms dealer Wang Jun after taking a donation from Charlie Trie: http://www.wnd.com/1999/10/3848/
The following article describes that Charlie Trie and Ng Lap Seng are members of the triads:
Quote: Like other organized crime groups, triads have elaborate initiation ceremonies similar to those of the Italian Mafia and are engaged in a range of illegal activities such as bank and credit card fraud, currency counterfeiting, money laundering, extortion, human trafficking and prostitution.
In the U.S., congressional investigators in the 1990s identified “China-gate” fundraising scandal figure Charlie Trie as a triad member who aided a Chinese government campaign to funnel millions of dollars to the Democratic Party. Trie was traced by investigators to Ng Lap Seng, a Macau-based triad.
A powerful triad leader in Hong Kong was among the first to begin money laundering on behalf of China, converting billions of dollars worth of criminal money that was funnelled to China and funding the Chinese military, said Mr. McAdam, who is writing a book on the subject.
Today, Hong Kong remains one of the money-laundering capitals of the world. Authorities in Beijing announced this week they are moving to curb the transfer of cash by limiting to $8,000 the amount of U.S. currency mainlanders can bring into Hong Kong.
Although Ng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funnelled through Charlie Trie to the DNC, Ng was not charged with any crime.
If I understand correctly Charlie Trie did receive a prison sentence...
Only in 2016, Ng Lap Seng was charged with smuggling $4.5 million into the US since 2013 and lying that it was to buy art and casino chips.
Dr John Ashe, president of the 193-nation assembly from September 2013 to September 2014 and for years Antigua & Barbuda’s Ambassador to the UN , was accused of taking more than 1 million dollars in bribes from Chinese “businessmen”, including Ng.
Because Ashe had (partial?) diplomatic immunity he was (only) facing a trial for tax fraud.
Also several other co-conspirators were charged.
Ashe was awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.
Before John Ashe got the chance to testify, he suddenly died.
At first it was reported that he died of a “heart attack”, but later it was claimed that his throat was crushed in an “accident” while lifting a barbell in his house in Westchester County: http://pagesix.com/2016/06/26/disgraced-...tly-timed/
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Afghanistan - narco-state
I didn't expect to find so much information on the connections between known drugs traffickers and the elite.
Take a deap breath; this appears to be my last post in this thread with “old” research (there is of course a lot more so who knows?)...
As part of “the war on terror”, the international community has openly supported the cultivation of poppy in Afghanistan. The 21st century Afghanistan is the country in the world that most deserves to be called a full-blown narco-state.
The U.S. military has openly said that it protects Afghani poppy fields. It’s claimed that this will appease farmers, while it’s supposedly the Taliban that forces these farmers to grow poppy.
There is even an example, where a US soldier seems to be helping with cultivation.
In November 2009, the Afghan Minister of Counter Narcotics Khodaidad Khodaidad said that the majority of drugs are stockpiled in 2 provinces controlled by US, UK, and Canadian troops. He also claimed that NATO forces are taxing the opium and that foreign troops are earning money from drug production in Afghanistan: https://publicintelligence.net/usnato-tr...ghanistan/
See the heavily armed US mercenaries patrolling the poppy fields
In a 2010 report by Geraldo Rivera on Fox News, a USMC Lt. Col. Admitted that US forces encourage the Afghans to grow different crops, and tolerate poppy cultivation. The US army claims they are teaching the Afghans who are the “good” guys.
The marines also got a nice visit by British Crown Prince Charles (for some reason the original longer video was deleted by Youtube)…
In 1983, the British SAS trained the Mujahedin fighters of the drugs trafficking Osama Bin Laden in the hills surrounding the Criffel, Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1546995.stm
In 2007, Dutch minister Agnes van Ardenne admitted that Dutch soldiers in Afghanistan won’t take part in the destruction of opium poppy crops because it’s “counterproductive”. Van Ardenne said the Netherlands and other European NATO members oppose the plan to destroy the poppies, and would explain this to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
According to NATO commander US Gen. James L. Jones:
Quote:Having NATO troops out there burning crops, for example, is not going to significantly contribute to the war on drugs. It's much more sophisticated and complex than that.
In 2007, the Daily Mail reported that the biggest success that the British troops had achieved; is that Afghanistan is now capable of converting opium into heroin on an industrial scale in factories themselves. This has resulted in Afghanistan exporting heroin (instead of opium) and has lowered the heroin prices in Britain.
Millions of gallons of the needed chemicals are shipped into Afghanistan by tanker. The transport is greatly supported by the roads creating with American aid.
The 4 largest players in the heroin business are senior members of the Afghan government.
After Alexander Litvinenko reported about the major involvement of government officials in St Petersburg in the heroin trade, he had to flee Russia, because he named political allies of President Vladimir Putin. Litvinenko died in London in 2010 by polonium 210 poisoning: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-time.html
Brother of the (then) Afghan president, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was suspected of being a key player in the booming opium trade. Ahmed Wali Karzai was paid for his “assistance” by the CIA since the NATO invasion of Afghanistan for at least 8 years. Ahmed Wali Karzai denied the money from the CIA but said he received regular payments from his president brother.
A top former Afghan Interior Ministry official said that a major source of Ahmed Wali Karzai’s influence over the drug trade was his control over key bridges crossing the Helmand River.
Ahmed Wali Karzai got sort of controversial when the CIA’s local paramilitary group, the Kandahar Strike Force, shot and killed Kandahar’s provincial police chief, Matiullah Qati: www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html
Here’s a 2010 article by Alfred McCoy, with also some history of the support of the drug trafficking mujahedeen, Hekmatyar and the Pakistani ISI by the CIA.
The Bush administration did nothing to stop the heroin boom, and helped create a drug economy that corrupted and crippled the government. In recent years, for some 500,000 Afghan families, nearly 20% of the country's population, their main source of income is poppy cultivation.
In late 2004, President Bush said he did not want to "waste another American life on a narco-state
Many Afghan officials, from village leaders to Kabul's police chief, the defence minister, and the brother of President Hamid Karzai, have been involved in the drugs trafficking - EDIT new link: http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175225/t...rug_war__/
(archived here: http://archive.is/fdT8w
See the estimated numbers of the UN in metric tons, according to which 2007 was the top year…
Following is a 2016 article, on the decrease of poppy eradication in 2016,
In 2016 only 355 hectares, or 877 acres, of poppy were destroyed in 2016, a 91% decline from 2015.
According to the official numbers, 90% of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan: https://www.businessinsider.nl/opium-pop...=true&r=US
The 2004 World Bank paper “DRUGS AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN
” shows that there is no plan for poppy eradication at all, but only a plan to “control” the drug trade:
Quote:The development implications of the opium economy include pluses as well as minuses. Among the former are the support provided by the opium economy to overall economic activity and the balance of payments. The opium economy has boosted rural incomes and has served as a coping mechanism helping large numbers of poor people through wage labor and sharecropping and tenancy arrangements which provide them with access to land and credit, albeit on unfavorable terms.
Widespread availability of grain (imported or domestically produced) on local markets may enable farmers to shift more acreage to opium poppy cultivation by obviating the necessity to grow grain for self-consumption.
In the short run, Afghanistan’s drug industry provides significant macroeconomic benefits for the country. Comprising a large share of total economic activity (roughly one-third in 2003), it is a major source of aggregate demand—for services, durable goods, construction, etc. It provides incomes and livelihoods for large numbers of people. In recent years Afghan farmers have received in the range of half a billion dollars annually from opium production, with another several hundred million dollars probably going to wage laborers (see Ward and Byrd 2004). This constitutes an enormous injection of income into Afghanistan’s battered rural economy. The drug industry supports Afghanistan’s balance of payments with a net positive impact that is hard to ascertain but may be in the range of $500-1,000 million annually, facilitating conservative macroeconomic management and supporting the currency. And although the drug industry as an illegal activity does not provide tax revenues directly to the government (except perhaps small local revenues), imports from drug proceeds do generate significant amounts of customs revenue.
The question of controlling the monetary proceeds of the drug trade, which are transferred through the informal hawala financial system, is important. The subject is mentioned in the strategy but no specific actions are proposed.
Overall, an eradication-led strategy would face severe problems with implementation, poverty impacts, and political damage.
(archived here: http://archive.is/7IbtR
British intelligence is organised crime
Since 1994, British law gives its secret agents the right to break the law, as long as they have the permission of a “Secretary of State”.
This has enabled the British intelligence services to participate in a wide range of illegal activity, including murder, torture, terrorism, drug trafficking, arms sales and money laundering.
Section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 says:
Quote:(1) If, apart from this section, a person would be liable in the United Kingdom for any act done outside the British Islands, he shall not be so liable if the act is one which is authorised to be done by virtue of an authorisation given by the secretary of state under this section.
(9)For the purposes of this section the reference in subsection (1) to an act done outside the British Islands includes a reference to any act which—
(a)is done in the British Islands; but
(b)is or is intended to be done in relation to apparatus that is believed to be outside the British Islands, or in relation to anything appearing to originate from such apparatus;
While the first subsection limits the criminal acts to outside the British Islands, the 9th subsection shows that also criminal acts “in the British Islands” are allowed...
About a year ago, Ben Jaffey told the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that MI5 grants its informants legal cover to participate in crimes that may extend to murder, torture and sexual assaults. The policy is in existence since the early 1990s.
British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, MI6) and GCHQ in cases involving prisoners abroad routinely seek authorisation under section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994, which makes their officers immune from civil and criminal liability for cruel inhuman and degrading treatment (including torture).
A former MI6 agent stated:
Quote:We are… always going to go for a section 7 authorization. Because, you know, why should my officers carry the risks on behalf of the government personally? So we will go for belt and braces on this.
In 2012, judicial oversight of this practice was first introduced.
Retired judge Sir Mark Waller as intelligence services commissioner was responsible with the so-called “independent judicial oversight” of the conduct of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a latter to Waller dated 27 November 2012 explaining that MI5 permits informants to participate in “crime” and that Waller’s “oversight would not provide endorsement of the legality of the policy
”. In other words, Waller had no “oversight” at all!
Cameron concluded that this letter should not be published, “on the basis that doing so would be detrimental to national security and contrary to the public interest
The number of requests for authorisations grew rapidly after 9/11 was staged, in 2009 alone MI6 asked for 500 authorisation under section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994.
In 20004, 2 leading Libyan dissidents, Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Sami al-Saadi, were kidnapped with the help of MI6.
According to MI6, this was part of the rapprochement between Gaddafi and the UK and US that saw Gaddafi open oil and gas exploration opportunities to western firms.
Belhaj and al-Saadi sued the senior MI6 officer responsible, Sir Mark Allen:
In a letter dated 18 March 2004, MI6 officer Allen wrote to former Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa:
Quote:I congratulate you on the safe arrival of Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq [a.k.a. Abdul Hakim Belhaj]. This was the least we could do for you and for Libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built over the years.
Later in 2012, Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service announced that a criminal investigation was started into the abductions of these 2 leading Libyan dissidents, plotted with the help of MI6: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/j...i6-officer
Patrick Finucane, who represented several Republicans, was shot dead in front of his family by loyalist gunmen.
It has emerged that the loyalist paramilitary intelligence officer responsible for the murder, Brian Nelson, was controlled by the British Army’s “Force Research Unit”: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018...court-told
Rodney Stich - Defrauding America
Rodney Stich in his 1993 book describes that the CIA really is organized crime.
Stich based his book mainly on intelligence sources. While I do not believe that all of his sources are reliable, because he has used many sources most of the shocking claims should stand up in a court of law…
Stich and other whistleblowers targeted
Some parts of the book describe how Rodney Stich was an FAA investigator and became a whistleblower trying to expose gross negligence causing plane crashes. Stich describes how he was targeted by the (federal) government to cover this up. Stich was falsely charged and imprisoned by a corrupt legal system.
Stich’s millions were taken from him and he was imprisoned by using the corrupt legal system and Chapter 11 confiscation, using a sham divorce judgment (Stich had been divorced for more than 20 years).
The ACLU refused to help Stich against the many civil right violations. The Friedman law firm that got Stich stripped of his rights was a key member of the San Francisco ACLU.
Stich describes that he wasn’t the only one. Many people who threatened to expose criminal activities of federal officials, conveniently ended up dead. Over 300 CIA and DEA personnel who tried to expose corrupt CIA activities were locked up.
For example Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche was framed and arrested for mail fraud after the Justice Department had bankrupted his company so it could not repay loans.
One of Stich’s main sources is former high-ranking deep-cover CIA operative, Gunther Russbacher, who he met when he was locked up at the Federal Correctional Center at Dublin, California.
Russbacher had flown to Central America for the CIA, accompanied by trustee Charles Duck (who was involved in taking Stich’s millions); attorneys of the law firms of Friedman, Sloan and Ross; Goldberg, Stinnett and McDonald (who seized and looted his conjunction with Duck and Judge Robert Jones); and Murray and Murray (who took over after Duck was sent to prison).
Vietnam heroin and killing POWs
An officer from the army's Criminal Investigation Division uncovered a large-scale heroin smuggling scheme in which the corpses of dead GIs flying back to the US were cut open, gutted, and filled with sacks of heroin. Some 50 pounds of heroin were stuffed per body.
Even more shocking is that Robert L. Freeman's group was ordered to kill American prisoners of war (POWs) if they couldn’t be rescued.
See the following Top Secret cable, dated 21 January 1964, confirming that 40 American POWs had been “TERMINATED”. Copies were sent to President Lyndon Johnson; presidential security advisor McGeorge Bundy; CIA director John McCone.
Quote:SUBJECT: EXTRACTION TEAM COMPROMISED UNABLE TO EXTRACT 10 POW// TERMINATED//
CIA drugs for arms pipelines
MAJFREEMAN TO PROCEEDWITH NOC NV TERMINATED PRISONER PLUS 15 OPERATION DRAGON RUGE
Examples of the many CIA proprietary airlines that were involved in arms and/or drugs trafficking include : Civil Air Transport (CAT); Air America; Southern Air Transport; Global International Airways; St. Lucia Airways; Intermountain Airways; Summit Aviation; Arrow Airlines; Apex Aviation at Spirit of St. Louis Airport; Evergreen International Airlines; Race Aviation; Ransom Aircraft: Resorts International; Flying Tiger Line; Response Air; Seagreen Air; Skyways Aviation; International Air Tours; Capital Airlines; Air Asia; Rich Mountain Aviation; Southwest Airlines.
Bill Tyree said that former high-ranking CIA operative Ted Shackley, was deeply involved in Operation Watchtower and other CIA-related drug operations. During the Vietnam War, Shackley helped manage the CIA drug operations in the Golden Triangle, and was the executive director of the Phoenix Program.
Russell Bowen described that INTERKREDIT, with offices in Medellin, Amsterdam, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was one of the CIA proprietaries operated by Shackley.
In January 1976, Crittenden Air Transport (CAT) made its first flight to Beijing, China, delivering arms and bringing back a load of heroin, for which CAT received $100,000 from the Shamrock Corporation. The drugs from that flight were unloaded at Bangkok, Thailand, where Southern Air Transport, picked it up for delivery at Los Angeles.
Stephen Crittenden described that he delivered either arms or drugs, including heroin from Southeast Asia or cocaine and marijuana from Latin America for the CIA. Crittenden used the airport at Mena, Arkansas. He described that Arkansas state police was guarding the operations.
Crittenden made several flights into Moscow during the Cold War, including one flight in 1976 where M-16 rifles were off-loaded. For the return flight he brought Russian AK 47s to San Salvador in El Salvador. At San Salvador the unloading arms was coordinated by John Forsyth, who worked for James Pennington, the CIA's liaison to Anastasio Somoza, head of the Nicaraguan government.
Crittenden described one strange flight in which 40 pretty blonde women were flown to Hong Kong as "presents" from the CIA to the military leaders of Communist China. The women were never heard from again.
According to several CIA and DEA sources, the Mossad was also a major player in the CIA drug trafficking in Latin America, which included Michael "Freddy" Harari and David Kimche. The Mossad worked hand-in-hand with the CIA and drug traffickers (including the Medellin and Cali Cartels).
In December 1981, the CIA intentionally created a crisis situation, the kidnapping of drug lord Jorge Luis Ochoa's sister, Leona, as an impetus to form Colombia's Medellin Cartel.
CIA asset Trenton Parker described that the CIA paid the M-19 group 3 million dollars, $2 million in guns and $1 million in cash, to carry out the kidnapping. Parker stated:
Quote:I personally delivered two million dollars to Fidel Castro. And for those two million dollars he was to see that a shipment of arms was to go to M-19.
Michael Maholy wrote that Latin American oil and gas drilling platforms of Bush’s Zapata Oil were used to funnel weapons and money to the Nicaraguans, and also to traffic narcotics into the US.
Richard Brenneke testified that the CIA was in partnership with crime lord John Gotti.
The drug trafficking through Panama into the US didn't stop with Noriega's kidnapping. The new puppet President of Panama was Guillermo Endura, President of a Panamanian bank used by the Medellin cartel. Picked for vice president was Guillermo Ford, part owner of the Dadeland Bank of Florida, who was also involved in money laundering.
Jim Rothstein described how evidence of the CIA drug and Mafia links was delivered to district attorney Robert Morgenthau, and that the evidence “disappeared” in a day. Rothstein also described how New York City and county authorities refused to prosecute drug criminals working with the CIA.
Does anybody remember Pizzagate?!?
FBI agent Richard Taus, working under Assistant U.S. Attorney Louis Freeh, investigated the Pizza Connection, in which pizza parlours and cheese factories were fronts for organised crime's drug trafficking operations with CIA involvement. The CIA's secret group in Freeport, Long Island were involved in the drug trafficking, including Sal lmbergio, who ran for mayor.
Several of the CIA K-team operation were associated with a nearby CIA-related firm called Drexel Company, of Drexel, Burnham, Lambert, which later changed its name to Castle Securities after its CIA-controlled Cayman Island parent, Castle Bank.
Freeh refused to act on the connections between Drexel and the drug activities.
The CIA laundered some of the drug money through banks that knowingly accepted the funds, including Nugan Hand Bank; Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong; the Vatican Bank; Bank of Lavoro; and Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
Nugan Hand bank was deeply involved in moving funds about the world for big international heroin dealers. After this scandal broke, in 1979 Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong (BBRDW) was started, operated, and funded by the CIA to take its place. BBRDW set up offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia, all former Nugan Hand locations, staffing the offices with over 30 CIA agents.
Ronald Rewald was framed by the Justice Department, the CIA and federal judges; and sentenced to 80 years in prison. Rewald was released long before those 80 years, in June 1995, though.
Rewald identified some of the people with secret bank accounts (using fake names) including: George Bush; Richard Armitage; William Casey; and Philippines' President Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
Russbacher identified as CIA proprietaries or assets the following savings and loans: Aurora Bank in the Denver area, Silverado Bank Savings & Loan, Red Hill Savings and Loan, Hill Financial, and Indian Springs State Bank.
Russbacher also stated that under National Fiduciary trust Companies were Badner Bank and International Commerce Bank Holding company. Under Badner Bank were various airlines, including Zantop Airlines: Tower Airlines; Southern Air Transport; Apollo Air; Virgin Air, and RAW World Service.
BCCI was a major money laundering bank operating in 78 countries with at one time assets of over $20 billion. Bank of America and the CIA had a major ownership in BCCI. BCCI had a secret and illegal 28% ownership in CenTrust Savings Bank, whose failure will cost the American taxpayer over $2 billion. CenTrust was run by David Paul, a close friend of Senator Kerry, who investigated
covered up the BCCI scandal, and didn’t take any significant action.
William Barr was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge that represented BCCI for several years. William Barr was an attorney for Southern Air Transport that coordinated the arms for drugs pipeline from and to Arkansas and Central America.
One of the men behind the founding of BCCI was Jackson Stephens (who financed Governor Clinton) who headed Stephens, Inc, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Stephens, Inc. was in business with Harken Energy, where George Bush, Jr. was one the board of directors. Junior’s brother, Jeb Bush, had numerous dealings with BCCI and was frequently in BCCI's Miami office.
October surprise – bribing Ayatollah Khomeini
While the US military was preparing another rescue mission, the Reagan-Bush team sabotaged the efforts by making this plan public.
William Casey and other members of the Reagan-Bush team met secretly with Iranian factions, offering bribes if the Americans remained hostage until after the November 1980 elections. The $40 million bribe money came from the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP)
Richard Brenneke testified that he saw George Bush and Donald Gregg in Paris on the weekend of 19 October 1980.
Quote:On the flight deck were pilots Richard Brenneke, an Air Force pilot, and I was the command pilot. In the cabin were George Bush; William Casey (who would be appointed director of the CIA); Robert Gates; Donald Gregg (who at that time was a member of President Carter's National Security Council) and others.
Russbacher stated that other passengers included George Cave (former CIA Iran expert and translator); Richard Allen; Senators John Tower and John Heinz; Congressman Dan Rostenkowski; and Jennifer Fitzgerald of the State Department.
Russbacher also saw Adnan Khashoggi and Hashemi Rafsanjani (Ayatollah Khomeini's second in command) in Paris.
Ari Ben-Menashe stated that he was a member of the Mossad's advance team working with the French government, which arranged the meetings on the 19 October 1980 weekend in Paris.
Oswald LeWinter stated that he saw George Bush, Donald Gregg and William Casey at the Paris meeting.
Alexandre de Marenches said that he organised the meeting, on the request of his friend, William Casey, but that he did not attend it.
This 20 September 1985 document describes the arms-for-hostages scheme showing Israeli involvement; identifying Gunther Russbacher and Robert Hunt (2 of Stich’s sources); and names Oliver North.
The initial meeting was held in Geneva on or about 14 March 1980, between Ahmed Heidari and Mohammed Hussein Behishti with Cyrus Hashemi and Ari Ben-Menashe (of the Mossad).
At a second meeting in Barcelona at the Pepsico International Headquarters Building, William Casey, Robert McFarlane and Peter Van Tyne (executive vice-president for Pepsico) met with the Iranians Hushang Lavi and Rogovin.
Russbacher described how the CIA’s Valley Bank in Phoenix played a key role in moving money for the October Surprise.
This 27 May 1986 document from John Poindexter to Bill Casey lists the bank account number of a CIA proprietary, for money for the arms. Also listed are Khashoggi, Gunther Russbacher and Robert Hunt. Vice President Bush apparently received a copy of this document.
Lockerbie – Pan Am crash
Robert Hunt described how Pan Am planes out of Frankfurt were used to smuggle drugs to the US, using Lebanese and Syrian drug traffickers. This made it possible to put a bomb on Pan Am Flight 103.
An apparent motive for killing everybody on board the plane were 2 assets of the CIA, Charles Mckee and Matthew Gannon, who were returning to the United States to report on the CIA involvement in drug trafficking.
Rodney Stich – Defrauding America; Encyclopedia of secret operations by the CIA, DEA, and other covert agencies
(1993) – 98.5 MB
More on the Contras
Already in 1981, the CIA knew that the Nicaragua Contras were financing their terror, including bombing and hijackings of Nicaraguan civilian planes, by “criminal activities”.
In a June 1981 draft CIA field report, the CIA reported that the earliest Contra force (called ADREN or the 15th of September Legion), had chosen "to stoop to criminal activities in order to feed and clothe their cadre
In a September 1981 cable to CIA headquarters, it was reported that ADREN used drug trafficking for financing. According to the CIA cable, 2 ADREN members made the first delivery of drugs to Miami in July 1981.
CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz revealed that the CIA put a now-admitted drug operative - known under the pseudonym "Ivan Gomez" -- in a supervisory position over Eden Pastora. The CIA knew this in 1987, when “Gomez” admitted that in March or April 1982, he had helped family members engaged in drug trafficking and money laundering and "knew this act was illegal
“Gomez” described to the CIA how his family members had slid $2 million into debt and had gone to Miami to run a money-laundering centre for drug traffickers. Gomez said "his brother had many visitors whom [Gomez] assumed to be in the drug trafficking business
". This brother was arrested on drug charges in June 1982. In September 1982, “Gomez” started his CIA assignment in Costa Rica.
Already in November 1985, the FBI knew that Gomez's 2 brothers were large cocaine importers, with shipments from Bolivia's drug kingpin Roberto Suarez.
That’s the same Suarez, who in 1980, with Argentine military support, financed the “Cocaine Coup” in Bolivia.
Moises Nunez worked for Oliver North’s NSC operation and for 2 drug-connected seafood importers, Ocean Hunter in Miami and Frigorificos de Puntarenas in Costa Rica. One of Nunez's associates, Felipe Vidal, had a criminal record as a narcotics trafficker in the 1970s, but the CIA hired anyway, and Vidal continued to work for the CIA with the Contras until 1990.
A December 1984 cable to CIA headquarters, details Vidal's ties to another drug trafficker, Rene Corvo, who worked with the Cuban Frank Castro, who reportedly was a Medellin cartel representative within the Contra movement.
In 1987, John Molina told his brother that he had worked for the CIA staring in 1980 to purchase arms for the Contras and other US-backed forces in Latin America. John Molina suspected that some money came from drug trafficking.
John Molina tried to pull out of the operation in 1987. On 2 October 1987, Molina got into his car when he was shot and killed. The assassin later claimed that he was sent by Colombian kingpins.
According to documents that emerged during the Iran-contra cover-up, North got$2.7 million in untraceable cash from the money-laundering network, who took the money to Washington.
The cash deliveries were arranged through Republic National Bank officer Nan Morabia: http://web.archive.org/web/2012072714474...sor29.html
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Trump’s “deep state fixer” Barr
I’ve posted on the “sordid” William Barr before (who is responsible for the “suicide” of Jeffrey Epstein).
The following article argues that Bill Barr is the “deep state fixer” Donald Trump found to take the place of Roy Cohn (an even more impressive cover-up artist than Robert Mueller or John Kerry?)…
It contains references to some of the interesting books that I’ve posted about before.
When George Bush Sr. became Director of the CIA in 1976, William Barr was already in the CIA’s legal office.
Bush promptly brought back assassinations manager Theodore Shackley along with Shackley’s deputy Thomas Clines. Men like Felix Rodriguez had served under Shackley as he ran the opium-growing projects in Laos and the Operation Phoenix mass murder project in Vietnam
William Barr joined helped Bush to stonewall the congressional investigation into the CIA following Watergate, led by Sen. Frank Church and Rep. Otis Pike. On George Bush’s recommendation, in 1977 Barr was hired as clerk to Federal Circuit Court Judge Malcolm Wilkey.
See from right President Ronald Reagan, William P. Barr, and Attorney General Edwin Meese, at the White House, 1983.
In the 1960s, Wilkey was general counsel to copper-mining conglomerate Braden Copper Company that was operating in Chile under the political management of Prescott Bush’s banking partner, Spruille Braden. After Salvador Allende became Chile’s President and confiscated Braden’s El Teniente mine, Allende was overthrown and murdered in 1973 in Operation Condor.
In 1985, President Bush Sr. selected Malcolm Wilkey as ambassador to Uruguay.
See the happy day, Barr was nominated as Attorney General in the Bush Sr. administration, from left: Sen. Strom Thurmond, Sen. Joseph Biden, William Barr and Sen. Patrick Leahyl, 12 November 1991.
In 1992, Chile’s Supreme Court decided that President Bush Sr. could be ordered to appear in Chile, to testify on the CIA’s role in the assassination of Orlando Letelier in Washington DC in 1976. Chilean generals claimed that the CIA had ordered the bombing that killed Letelier.
At the time, Attorney General William Barr, hired Malcolm Wilkey as a special prosecutor to intimidate the Democratic Congress in the House Post Office affair.
Several people involved in the so-called “Iran-Contra” affair died very suddenly (and suspiciously).
On 5 April 1991, John Tower and his daughter Marian Goodwin Tower died when Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) flight 2311 crashed while approaching the Brunswick, Georgia airport killing all onboard.
This happened not so long after George H.W. Bush had discovered that Tower was coming out with a book on his experiences, “Consequences: A Personal and Political Memoir
When she died, Marian Tower had copies of documents linking George H.W. Bush to Iran-Contra.
One day before Tower’s death, on 4 April 1991, John Heinz III (who like Tower was involved both in “investigating” Iran-Contra and according to Gunther Russbacher were flying to Paris on 19 October 1980) died in a suspicious crash over Lower Merion Township, just outside of Philadelphia.
Heinz’s plane collided with the helicopter that had been dispatched to investigate a problem with the landing gear on Heinz's plane. All passengers died.
In another one of those strange coincidences, Heinz’s widow, Teresa Heinz Kerry, married Bonesman John Kerry in 1995 (who later devised the Iran-Contra cover-up tale), who had worked closely with Heinz and Tower: https://www.justice-integrity.org/1659-t...-bill-barr
Today I did an internet search with: Tower and his daughter died flight crashed while approaching airport killing outside of Philadelphia helicopter passengers died
This should find my 24 January post with information on the crashes that killed John Tower and John Heinz on 4, 5 April 1991.
It isn’t found with Google.nl, Duckduckgo, Yahoo or Bing (checked “only” the first 5 pages of Yahoo and Bing).
Instead many, many stories on the crash that killed Kobe Bryant on 30 January are found (most of them with words from the search missing)…
The Portuguese that controlled Goa learned about opium from the Arabs, but never made it into a mass products (the fools!) and until the 16th-century opium was never a real problem.
For years now Nicolas Maduro’s popularity in socialist Venezuela has been boosted by “conspiracy stories” claiming that the US government is trying to get rid of him.
Ironically Venezuela continues to be one of the biggest oil exporters in the whole world.
If “they” really want to get rid of him, I would expect many, many stories (not necessarily true) to detail the corruption of the Maduro administration. When I did an internet search with “Nicolas Maduro corrupt” I did get a large amount of stories, but none of these detail how Maduro and his cronies steal from Venezuela’s population...
In 2016 concluded, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), gave President Maduro the Person of the Year Award for being "the individual who has done the most in the world to advance organized criminal activity and corruption
" for “his corrupt and oppressive reign, so rife with mismanagement that citizens of his oil-rich nation are literally starving and begging for medicines
", that Maduro and his family steal millions of dollars from government coffers, Maduro administration overruled the legislative branch, repressed citizen protests and had relatives involved in drug trafficking.
That sounds promising, but I still don’t see any details being exposed, and without it, Maduro can keep on bombarding Venezuela with message that it’s all a Western imperialist “conspiracy” against him!
The story on Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA’s connections to long-time Rothschild banker and Trump’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for some reason doesn’t get much media attention: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop...1627#p6178
About 3 months before Geoffrey Berman was forced to step down as U.S. attorney by Bill Barr: https://forums.richieallen.co.uk/showthr...430&page=4
On 26 March 2020, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman, standing alongside Attorney General William Barr, announced narco-terrorism and cocaine trafficking charges against the president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro:
Quote:Maduro and the other defendants expressly intended to flood the United States with cocaine in order to undermine the health and well-being of our nation. Maduro very deliberatively used cocaine as a weapon.
Prosecutors allege that Maduro and other Venezuelan officials, including Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino and Chief Supreme Court Justice Maikel Moreno, "participated in a corrupt and violent narco-terrorism conspiracy
" as leaders of the Venezuelan "Cartel of The Suns".
Bizarrely they now suddenly accuse Maduro and his top aides of running a "narco-terrorism partnership with the FARC for the past 20 years". They supposedly also worked with Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces group, FARC, called “a terrorist organization” by the U.S.
According to Bill Barr, FARC had "obtained the support of the Maduro regime, who is allowing them to use Venezuela as a safe haven from which they can continue to conduct their cocaine trafficking
The US charged more than a dozen top Venezuelan officials.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department would offer cash rewards of $15 million for information on Maduro, and up to $10 million for information on of some of his allies: former military intelligence chief Hugo Cavajal, retired general Cliver Alcala, former vice president Tareck El Aissami and head of the Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello.
Sitting leaders of “independent” states are legally immune from prosecution under US law and international norms. But since in January 2019 the US recognised the much ridiculed Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela (followed by another 60 countries), they can simply brush that aside.
Even if Maduro is found guilty I don’t expect a full-blown invasion, like that of Panama in December 1989 and January 1990, after CIA agent Manuel Noriega threatened to blow the whistle on the dope dealing US president George Bush Sr.: https://abcnews.go.com/International/fed...d=69810913
Without “evidence”, and I’m afraid that I don’t see anything to substantiate these allegations, this could make Maduro even more popular in Venezuela (if he was really popular they wouldn’t need to support him with this “adverse publicity”)...
Even the following story is overlooked by most of our wonderful media, and if the opposition to Maduro was real, I would expect that this would be part of another media hysteria...
The best story I found on the “corruption” of the Maduro administration is that on 10 November 2015, 2 nephews of Maduro's wife Cilia Flores, Efraín Antonio Campos Flores and Francisco Flores de Freites, were arrested by the US Drug Enforcement Administration in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after trying to transport 800 kilograms of cocaine into the USA.
They had been flown to Port-au-Prince by 2 Venezuelan military personnel and 2 presidential honour guards.
One informant claimed that the 2 nephews of Cilia Maduro would often fly out of Terminal 4 of Simon Bolivar Airport, a terminal reserved for President Maduro.
The profits were allegedly used to "help their family stay in power".
On 18 November 2016, the Flores nephews were found guilty.
On 14 December 2017, they were sentenced to 18 years in prison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcosobrinos_affair
The drug trafficking operation was probably much larger, but 2 informants that witnessed the drug trafficking nephews were murdered shortly before and after the arrest.
According to drug “expert” Bruce Bagley:
Quote:The nephews are just the tip of the iceberg ... Corruption is rampant in power circles in Venezuela. This case suggests a culture that drug trafficking is routine and daily fare for someone with contacts in the presidential palace. With their connections, they felt they would skate through ... They made a mistake because when the DEA heard their names they targeted them.
Two weeks before the nephews were arrested in November 2015, the Venezuelan "Hamudi", who introduced the nephews to “CW-1”, was murdered by FARC suppliers.
Several weeks after they were arrested, “CW-1” was also killed: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/...hews-case/
For some reason our supposedly “anti-Maduro” media haven’t given much publicity to the Venezuelan Cisneros family or the drug trafficking involving Venezuela all through the 1980s. If this was never even reported it’s obvious that it never stopped!
Until 1983, Venezuela didn’t produce narcotics but served as a shipment centre and "banking house" for the drug trade.
The “dirty money” was laundered and a large portion was invested in Florida real estate. In 1983 alone, some $5 billion was "washed" through Venezuela.
In 1980, Venezuelan real estate assets in Florida were estimated at more than $1.1 billion.
Diego Cisneros, after emigrating from Cuba in 1929, started his career at the Royal Bank of Canada (one of the leading money laundering Canadian banks).
Diego Cisneros was also a proud member of the elite Mont Pelerin Society.
The Cisneros became one of Venezuela's most powerful families (with strong ties in Communist Cuba).
In 1985, Diego’s son, Gustavo Cisneros, was vice-president of the Venezuelan Chapter of the Knights of the Sovereign Order of Malta and on the International Advisory Board of Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan Bank.
In 1984, it was reported that Oswaldo Cisneros Fajardo (a member of one of Venezuela's most powerful families, the Cisneros) was up to its neck in dope-money laundering in Florida. Oswaldo Cisneros Fajardo was working with the World Finance Corporation (according to the story an international money Laundromat). The story also described how WFC’s arms-for-drugs pipeline supported the Castro government.
In 1984, Oswaldo Cisneros visited Cuba in a Pepsi company plane and met dictator Fidel Castro.
Oswaldo’s wife was the Cuban Ella Fontanals de Cisneros, whose brother, Jose Fontanals Perez, was economic adviser to Fidel Castro and was a director of the Banco Nacional de Cuba in Havana.
In 1984, Oswaldo admitted that he was in business with WFC's founder Cuban-exile Hernando Cartaya since 1975, but claimed, "I never knew, nor can I affirm that Cartaya has been tied" to the drug trade: https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1985/...family.pdf
In one of those strange “coincidences” none other than Gustavo Alfredo Jiménez de Cisneros Rendiles was a friend and campaign contributor of Hugo Chávez.
They supposedly became enemies after Cisneros was involved in the 2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt that was staged to make Chávez more popular.
Gustavo Cisneros was also a director of Barrick Gold Corporation (once again!) and advisor to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Chase Manhattan Bank.
See (from left) Peter Munk, David Rockefeller, and Gustavo Cisneros.
Cisneros was also a board member of Univision and the World Economic Forum.
Gustavo Cisneros holds citizenship to Venezuela, the United States, Spain and the Dominican Republic (where he lives since the 1990s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavo_Cisneros