laying the groundwork for military intervention

But where?

on the border line between the US and Mexico"

Click to enlarge the map. This is huge business. Ephedra comes from China, cocaine from Columbia, Venezuela and Brazil. The pot is grown in Mexico. And then it all flows across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

And all that drug money is laundered.

The Justice Department charge sheet against the bank tells us that between 2003 and 2008, Wachovia handled $378.4 billion for Mexican currency exchanges, "the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money-laundering law, in U.S. history."
..There is also evidence of direct U.S. military involvement. In June, The Narco News Bulletin reported that "a special operations task force under the command of the Pentagon is currently in place south of the border providing advice and training to the Mexican Army in gathering intelligence, infiltrating and, as needed, taking direct action against narco-trafficking organizations." (Money laundering and the global drug trade are fueled by the capitalist elites, Tom Burghardt, July 29, 2010)

Advice and training? Always helpful.
It is common practice for the British authorities to set up and operate drugs and money laundering cartels. Without the full cooperation of customs officials and law enforcement agencies it would obviously be extremely risky, and preclusively difficult to import the huge quantities drugs required to sustain the lucrative UK black-market. Undercover operations provide a superb cover for the highly profitable government-controlled drug trade. (UK authorities drug trafficking and money laundering, The Insider, July 30, 2003)

All over the world, Officials put the "O" in Organized Crime.


Obama left Martha's Vineyard today. Next stop for Obama, Fort Bliss, TX, to talk about Iraq.

Facts about Fort Bliss from Global Security: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/fort-bliss.htm

  • With 1.1 million acres, this post is bigger than the state of Rhode Island and can accommodate every weapon system in the Army. 
  • Excellent ranges and training area, coupled with the third longest runway in the nation, make Fort Bliss a premiere facility for training, mobilization and deploying combat forces.
  • The U.S. Army’s Air Defense and Artillery Center and Fort Bliss (USAADACENFB) is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) installation. 
  • It is the only U.S. Army training installation in the continental U.S. capable of firing long-range Air Defense Artillery missiles, such as Patriot, HAWK and eventually the Theater High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) System.
  • Fort Bliss, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) installation, is comprised of approximately 1.12 million acres of land in Texas and New Mexico. 
  • The Main Cantonment Area of Fort Bliss is located adjacent to El Paso, Texas. The installation also includes McGregor Range (which is the subject of this LEIS) and Doña Ana Range–North Training Areas in New Mexico, and the South Training Areas in Texas.
  • Fort Bliss is one of 16 installations under the management of TRADOC. It was the home of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss (USAADACENFB), the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery (ADA) School, and over 30 partner units and organizations. 
  • It is the second largest Army post, and is the only troop training installation in the U.S. capable of supporting long-range overland missile firings. 
  • Activities supported by Fort Bliss include troop and equipment training, as well as air defense and air-to-ground training, and ground maneuver training.
  • Fort Bliss is the largest installation in TRADOC (1.1 Million Acres), and the second largest in the Army (WSMR is the largest and is adjacent to Ft. Bliss). Ft. Bliss is the largest Maneuver Area in the Army, at 550 square miles, which is three times the size of the National Training Center. It provides the largest contiguous tract of virtually unrestricted airspace in the Continental United States (1500 Square Miles).

Also near the border in Arizona, Fort Huachuca, in Cochise County.
"Major tenants are the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command and the United States Army Intelligence Center."

As I said, reports are that Obama is going there, to the US / Mexico border, to talk about Iraq.

We recently wrote about nearby Pinal County. They are having problems there, losing control of parts of the county to drug traffickers.

See: prophylactic logic

In Pinal County Arizona, local law enforcement report that Mexican drug cartels have literally taken over a corridor running up to Phoenix, and law enforcement is overwhelmed. This report is from June 14, 2010.

"We are three counties deep. How is it that you see pictures like these, not American with semi and fully automatic rifles. How is that okay?" asked Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. Babeu said he no longer has control over parts of his county. "We are outgunned, we are out manned and we don't have the resources here locally to fight this," he said at a Friday news conference. Five weeks ago Deputy Louie Puroll was ambushed and shot as he tracked six drug smugglers. Sheriff Babeu said the ambush mirrored military tactics.
What a coincidence.


As you probably know, 72 people were massacred the other day in Mexico, and an investigator on the case went missing and was found dead.

The National Terror Alert, of the U.S. Homeland Security indicates they are receiving reports from local media that a Mexico official investigating the bodies of 72 migrants found on a ranch in the northeastern Mexico was killed. The body of the offical was found Friday, August 27, 2010, near a road next to another unidentified person. Two cars exploded outside the ational TV network Televisa studio in Ciudad Victoria. The migrants came from at least four known countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador. The bodys were tied up and blindfolded by a barn when the navy entered the ranch on Tuesday. One victim who was able to escape told officials the migrants been kidnapped by the drug cartel known as the Zetas.
One person survived.

The horrifying massacre of 72 Central and South American immigrants by the hands of Zetas shocked the world. Preliminary investigations, based on testimony by the sole survivor of this attack, report the immigrants were first given the option of paying their ransoms in cash or as cartel slaves. Having no cash and refusing to join Zeta forces, the 58 men and 14 women, were blindfolded and bound before being executed on spot.

A woman, Marisolina, escaped slavery from the Zetas. Actually, they let her go after three months, warning her not to talk about it. She washed the clothes of the butcher.

Still visibly scared, Marisolina recalls that exact moment: "Mockingly, and without any remorse, he told me he was in charge of killing the immigrants who couldn't afford to pay their ransom. He said: Fist I cut them into pieces so they fit into the drums, then I light them on fire, I let them burn until there's nothing left of the little assholes."...No longer able to contain her tears she finally, after several long minutes, continued her story: "I washed, so many times, the blood of those people. As I scrubbed at the blood, pieces of meat fell out. Everything smelled of soot, which to me, was the smell of death."

Note the organization.

Marisolina was held captive for three months by a group that called themselves Los Zetas. In their get togethers and business meetings, she was in charge of serving meals to the leaders."When they were together, I would hear them say Los Zetas was a very respectable organization. Sometimes they took me to a hotel they rented in Coatzacoalcos, it was there I learned to recognize La Compania's, as they called it, chain of command."

The soldiers, she revealed, where those in charge of guarding the immigrants day and night. "Then there were the Alfa. I heard them, many times, speaking to police, immigration officials, and train conductors. They would advise them when large numbers of immigrants were coming on the train, or when they were detained."

Trying to minimize her Salvadoran accent, she recalls the location of at least six butchers, one for each safe house. "Above the butchers were the big bosses, they were the ones who gave the orders of which immigrants to kill."
She manages to stay alive. Look what happens to her after being released.

Long walks and days and nights without eating or sleeping, preceded her denunciation of the Zetas who had held her captive. She didn't want to talk to the police, she trusted no one. She agreed to the assistance offered by the National Commission of Human Rights only after being reminded her testimony could help prevent others from suffering the same.

Clearly this woman was a victim, and terrified, and living under a death sentence from people with no qualms about killing. The National Commission of Human Rights guilts her into testifying....
Unfortunately, Marisolina's nightmare did not end there. The greatest deception came when the Attorney General's office informed them her situation had changed. After reviewing her testimony, they had reasonable suspicion she was part of the Zeta's criminal organization, thus her legal status had changed from that of the victim to the indicted.
And the the Attorney General's office accuses her.

Tough on crime then, are we?

[See: the corruption spreads out in every direction for similar games played by Interpol (INTERPOL & THE ZANDVOORT TRAP IN SWITZERLAND). Also see: above reproach, where Interpol fails to keep statistics on Russian criminals operating abroad.]


Is the focus on Iran ultimately misplaced? Is Obama going to the US / Mexico border to talk about the Middle East, or is he going to talk about current operations in the Americas? James at the Winter Patriot Community blog explains:

All the noise...and sabre rattling at Iran is serving the double purpose of not only exhausting everybody's psychological strength but also distracting everybody away from the Caribbean. The US is right now in the process of extending it's military control down through Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean to South America and, of course, Venezuela. The US Air Force now has unrestricted access to Mexican air space, for instance.

The most likely excuse for the military intervention in Nicaragua (if it eventuates) will be the “War on Drugs”. It must be remembered that the Pentagon controls the growing and distribution world wide at one stage or another of 90% of the worlds heroin. So the heroin that is coming into the United States and is the reason for the drug wars in Mexico with all it's appalling carnage, is ultimately being provided and controlled by the US military. My estimate is that it is being transported from Afghanistan to Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan and from there to Costa Rica where C130 Hercules are a common sight at it's two major airports. There it is likely handed on to criminal/terrorist gangs with political cover to make its bloody way north through Central America and Mexico and into the US causing social destabilisation and political corruption all the way and laying the ground work for military intervention. The US Navy recently moved its Gulf of Mexico fleet to Costa Rica.

If Mexico has 'lost control' of entire regions, is US invasion far away? Peter Chamberlin explains:

These are the fruits of the Bush/Cheney plan to destabilize Mexico in the name of fighting narcotics trafficking. The "Merida Initiative" is a three-year, $1.4 billion aid program which has been implemented in Mexico since June 30, 2008. It is a destabilization program in that it is the exact opposite strategy now being used to pacify Afghanistan and Pakistan, in that it wages war against the troops of the drug cartels and not the leadership itself. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, where we are allegedly trying to pacify the region, American Special Forces are hunting the militant leaders to kill or capture them in their beds, seeking to decapitate the serpent.
In Mexico, they are hacking away at the tail, knowing that a tail can be easily regenerated. By waging war against the cartel's peon armies, they have entered formerly safe enclaves and escalated the acceptable level of violence to unprecedented heights. In their defense, the cartels have waged war just like the Army, using many of the same weapons. The cartels have adopted the strategies and tactics used in Africa and Asia. The fight has been enlarged into a massive dogfight to determine "top dog," while hunting spies within their own ranks and in the communities under their thumbs. This accounts for a large portion of the killings. That's the problem with this approach.

From this US Army analysis (Mexico's Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counterdrug Policy), you can easily see that our military leaders understood that this approach was destined to fail from its inception. They understood that Mexican violence would spin out of the Army's ability to quell it. Even though the military knew that the violence would one day force military intervention, they allowed the plan to go forward anyway. This can only be understood as the military abdicating its responsibility to not allow American servicemen to be used for immoral purposes, or to support actions that will endanger the homeland. Giving the Mexican Army the training and capability to bring war to Juarez and the other drug-running regions is clearly crossing both of these red lines.


getting the show on the road

"J.F.C. Fuller and King Edward at a tank "dog and pony show"."
"Fuller’s never used "Plan 1919" was the first blitzkrieg battle plan."

"For nearly 5000 years, man has sought a way to devistate his enemys while protecting himself. The early war wagons, the chariot, the knight. Though men like DaVinci dreamed of armored vehicles, it would take the advent of the industrial era to bring them to reality. Lets praise those brilliant and brave men who defied convention to give us a way out of the horror and man made hell of trench warfare. Without question, the tank is the most powerful, versitile, and dominate land battlefield weapons platform ever invented by man." (WWI Tanks)

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws."
~ Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

Financial Times, by Robert Cookson in Hong Kong, August 26, 2010, via Prison Planet, Banks back switch to renmibi for trade.

A number of the world’s biggest banks have launched international roadshows promoting the use of the renminbi to corporate customers instead of the dollar for trade deals with China. HSBC, which recently moved its chief executive from London to Hong Kong, and Standard Chartered, are offering discounted transaction fees and other financial incentives to companies that choose to settle trade in the Chinese currency.

“We’re now capable of doing renminbi settlement in many parts of the world,” said Chris Lewis, HSBC’s head of trade for greater China. “All the other major international banks are frantically trying to do the same thing.” HSBC and StanChart are among a slew of global banks – including Citigroup and JPMorgan – holding roadshows across Asia, Europe and the US to promote the renminbi to companies.

Well that's nice. In a recent post, another country heard from, we covered some of the goings on in Algeria. And we saw that in Algeria, the Chinese have been hired to construct some lovely buildings such as the Sheraton in Algiers, conveniently designed in the square and compass style.


And also the kiss kiss hug hug relationship between China and Israel, because these two countries apparently have so much in common, being "great ancient civilizations" and all.

Chinese TV made a documentary in twelve episodes, Israel, the land of milk and honey, which will soon be broadcast on CCTV-2, then on the other satellite channels in China.

This documentary was shot in high definition, with a big budget and using the State of Israel. It presents Jewish culture as a beacon of human thought on a par with the Chinese culture.

A private screening was held in Beijing attended by leaders of CCTV and the Embassy of Israel.
About the series "Walk into Israel - A Land of Milk & Honey"
This series is a part of a large-scale television project  "The Road to Civilization - Record of Experiencing the Worldwide Civilizations", produced by China Central Television (CCTV). The 12-episode HD TV documentary series "Walk into Israel - A Land of Milk and Honey", tells the story of the Jewish culture and the process of  establishing the state of Israel and its modernization. The project of planning, filming and producing this series took about 2 years and was strongly supported by the Embassy of Israel in China. The series is now played on channel 2 of CCTV (Sat & Sun, 00:20) and will be soon played on other channels as well.

 "Walk into Israel - A Land of Milk and Honey"  is the first TV series produced by Chinese with historical, overall, organized introduction of the Jewish people and Israel. The film reflects the whole process of the Jewish civilization for the past 4000 years  within 12-episode.

Both Israel and China are great ancient civilizations who contributed a lot to human being, who have a long history, and faced since forever up till now with many challenges. By watching this series, people will have a better understanding regarding the history of the Jewish civilization, and discover the source for Israel's establishment and success. This special project aims to develop the friendship between China and Israel, and to promote cooperation between people from the two nations.
And did you think Israel is *our* bestest friend?

4. China would never dump U.S. Treasuries because it would hurt them as much as it hurts us…

The theory that China is somehow fused to the U.S. in a kind of symbiotic seesaw relationship that can never be broken is so ingrained among mainstream American financial analysts it simply will not die, regardless of how much contradictory evidence you show them. It really is like a mental disease which causes MSM pundits to go into involuntary Tourettic convulsions every time you mention the words “Treasury bond dump”. America and China are not conjoined twins, and one can survive without the other. We have covered the China issue over and over again, and I will not rehash all that evidence here. To lay it out simply: China has re-engineered its economy towards consumption and importation rather than relying on exports. The IMF has talked about this on many occasions with apparent excitement:
China has also finalized the ASEAN trading bloc which has combined export markets at least equal to that of the U.S. Meaning, China already has another place to send its exports besides America.
Most importantly, China must increase their currency’s value if their new consumer based system is to survive. Allowing the Yuan to rise sharply in value will revitalize the buying power of the Chinese populace making greater consumption possible. Indeed, China MUST dump their Treasury holdings and pump up the Yuan if they are to hold their economy together. And, the Federal Reserve has given China every reason to turn its back on Treasuries through never ending liquidity injections. This is not to say that a U.S. collapse will not affect them, it would negatively affect the entire world. However, China has positioned itself to survive, and perhaps even thrive with their economic expansions into Africa, and their new financial agreements with Germany.
Finally, the Chinese have been very forthcoming over the past week about plans to drop Treasuries. China has dumped over 7.7% of their U.S. T-Bond holdings since January, including the biggest T-bond dump on record this month. They have openly admitted to a plan to diversify away from the Dollar:

I’m always fascinated by those economists who vehemently deny China will ever turn away from the U.S. Dollar while they are doing so right in plain view. Are MSM analysts simply crazy? I don’t know, but it would explain a lot…
Well then. Not only *would* China turn away from the US dollar, but the BANKS are offering INCENTIVES to CORPORATIONS to TURN AWAY FROM THE DOLLAR AND INTO THE RENMINBI. So I guess the banks are down with dumping the dollar, as noted in the above links.

Or am i misunderstanding something here? As my readers know, math and finance are not my forte. However, getting fucked over by the usual suspects I understand pretty well.

“It was horrible. Horrible! Like lightning it struck. No one was prepared. The shelves in the grocery stores were empty. You could buy nothing with your paper money.” – Harvard University law professor Friedrich Kessler on the Weimar Republic hyperinflation (1993 interview) 


don't we have classes on bullying?

Who said, "I would not do that if I were you?"

Prince Humperdink
Frederick Hoff

'Israel ready to destroy Lebanese Army in four hours'
The US warned Lebanon that if it did not prevent any recurrence of the border-fire incident that occurred earlier this month, the IDF would destroy the Lebanese Armed Forces within four hours, Israel Radio cited a report by Lebanese newspaper A-Liwaa on Friday.

According to the report, Frederick Hoff, assistant to US Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell, told Lebanese Army chief of staff Jean Kahwaji that Israel was ready to implement a plan to destroy within four hours all Lebanese military infrastructure, including army bases and offices, should a similar confrontation occur in the future.

IDF Lt.-Col. (res.) Dov Harari, 45, was killed and Capt. (res.) Ezra Lakia was seriously wounded, as well three LAF soldiers and one Lebanese journalist killed, when both sides exchanged fire after IDF soldiers attempted to cut down a tree on the Israeli side of the border.

The IDF had informed the UNIFIL peacekeeping force along the border ahead of time of the intended tree-clearing operation.

UNIFIL later confirmed that the IDF troops were on the Israeli side of the border when the incident occurred, contradicting LAF claims that Lebanese sniper fire directed at the Israeli troops had been justified by an incursion upon Lebanese territory.

Let us go back in the time machine. Penny had covered this tree-cutting incident at the time.

Israel's tree removal provocation and it's planned escalation:

I just came across another interesting little tidbit in the news.   And, I quote-

UN Under-Secretary-General Alain LeRoy told reporters in New York on Aug. 4.
Israel rejected the UN’s offer to cut down the tree, he said.

Why would Israel do that?

Put that together with the fact, that as I had previously mentioned Israel had failed to notify the UN that they were removing the tree when they did.

Along with the fact that Israel had apparently not co-ordinated its gardening expedition with the Lebanese via the UN.

Then remember that this specific area where Israel was removing trees, was immediately disputed by Lebanon when the UN drew the arbitrary blue line

Lebanon had expressed reservations in 2000 when the Blue Line was delineated by the UN

Israel had a number of options regarding the disputed trees.

-Israel could have just left the trees knowing this was a disputed point along the blue line and that the tree was north of their own techinical border. But they didn't!

-Israel could have had the UN remove the trees. But, they didn't!

-Israel could have notified the UN who could have coordinated with the Lebanese, and supervised the tree removal. But, they didn't!

The only conclusion that can be drawn is that Israel was looking to provoke and that the tree removal excuse was a cover for the provocation. They wanted a response and they got it.

Also interesting was the intention by Israel to escalate this provocation into an all out attack.

Press reports on Wednesday said Arab states and Western countries, including Egypt, Jordan, France and the United States, made contacts at the highest levels of israel to prevent the Jewish state from launching a wide-scale military strike against the Lebanese army following the armed clashes last week in southern Lebanon.

French sources told Asharq Alawsat newspaper that the Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner in a telephone conversation after the deadly clash in southern Lebanon,Israel was "intending to carry out a major military operation to discipline the Lebanese army and to "retaliate for the killing of a senior Israeli officer."

In other words Israel was looking for a fight.

Here is another take on the border clash between Israel and Lebanon:

Lebanese Information Minister Tareq Mitri said on Wednesday that the trees cut down by Israeli troops which led to deadly border clashes with Israel "were on Lebanese soil," contradicting a statement by the UN peacekeeping force saying the trees were on the Israeli side of the shared border.

"The trees were south of the Blue Line, but in Lebanese lands," Mitri told a press conference in Beirut, noting "the Blue Line is not the international border, and Lebanon always has its reservations about it. Yet, Lebanon has always respected the line. "

"The Israeli forces acted without coordination with the UNIFIL, which was considered a provocation by the Lebanese army," he said.

...The UNIFIL statement added that the area where the clashes took place was a subject of reservation by the Lebanese government when the Blue Line was drawn.
What this means is... the minute this arbitrary line was drawn Lebanon contested the line.
Israel was surely aware of that, since they raised concerns about other sites, but not this one.

The Israeli government had similar reservations about other sites, the statement noted.

The fact that Israel did not raise concerns about the specific site where the clashes took place indicates to me, they know they had NO legitimate claim to that area.

Therefore the cutting of the tree was a clear provocation by Israel, as was intended.

The US State Department is JOKE.
And Frederick Hoff is a JOKE.
And American Foreign Policy is a JOKE.
And of course, the UN is also a JOKE, as covered in the last post.

And there's ONE reason why.

Absolutely pathetic that this shit goes on and our establishment pretends that this is all perfectly legitimate. When war comes again, we at Twelfth Bough, and our friends and readers, will know who has blood on their hands. It's all the people who manufactured these lies, and/or passed them along as truth, and/or refused to see them. That's a lot of people. Especially all those people who just don't want to know, who bury their heads in the sand and pretend this is all going to magically work out ok.

more indigenous people in the crosshairs - UPDATED

"The more talk about world government, the less chance of achieving it...it frightens people who would accept the concept of world law."

~ Senator Alan MacGregor Cranston, D-CA (died 12/31/2000)

Note the Big Surprise around minute 20...

Also see Global Tyranny Step by Step, by William F. Jasper

The Phoenix studies, like many other government reports before and after, urged increased U.S. economic, scientific, and agricultural assistance to the Soviet Union. These recommendations are totally consistent with the long-range "merger" plans admitted to a decade before by Ford Foundation President Rowan Gaither. And both Republican and Democratic administrations have followed the same overall policy ever since. But world order think-tank specialists like Bloomfield realized that the incremental progress made through these programs was too slow. He even lamented that reaching the final goal "could take up to two hundred years."(32)

Bloomfield then noted that there was "an alternate road" to merger and eventual world government, one that "relies on a grave crisis or war to bring about a sudden transformation in national attitudes sufficient for the purpose."(33) The taxpayer-funded academic explained that "the order we examine may be brought into existence as a result of a series of sudden, nasty, and traumatic  shocks."(34)

Incredible? Impossible? Couldn't happen here? Many Americans thought so 30 years ago -- before "perestroika," the Persian Gulf War, propaganda about global warming, and other highly publicized developments. But by the fall of 1990, Newsweek magazine would be reporting on the emerging reality of "Superpowers as Superpartners" and "a new order... the United States and the Soviet Union, united for crisis management around the globe."(35) [Emphasis added]

In a seeming tipping of his hat to Bloomfield, President Bush would state in his official August 1991 report, NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES: "I hope history will record that the Gulf crisis was the crucible of the new world order."(36)


"The names behind the Bolshevik (Russian/Communist) revolution
The most detailed description of Jewish influence in the Bolshevik 'revolution comes from Robert Wilton, the Russian correspondent of The Times. In 1920 he published a book in French, Les Derniers Jours des Romanofs, which gave the racial background of all the members of the Soviet government. (This does not appear in the later English translation, for some odd reason.) After the publication of this monumental work, Wilton was ostracised by the press, and he died in poverty in 1925. He reported that the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party was made up as follows:" READ THE NAMES ..."The Bolshevik movement is and has been since its beginning, guided and controlled by Russian Jews of the greasiest type."...Also in the U.S. National Archives are two telegrams sent by American diplomats in Russia. State Department document 861.00/1757 sent on 2 May 1918 by U.S. Consul Summers in Moscow relates, "Jews predominant in local Soviet government, anti-Jewish feeling growing among population." Document 861.00/2205 from Consul Caldwell in Vladivostock on 5 July 1918 describes, "Fifty per cent of Soviet government in each town consists of Jews of worst type."
And by the way, the other side of that equation is how things are going in the United States. Aangirfan has the whole story:

According to former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, 'Mossad is spying in the US with impunity'

Philip Giraldi says Tel Aviv's claims of not spying in the US are only intended for the media. Giraldi says the Israeli lobby is so powerful that Washington cannot address Tel Aviv regarding the spying issue, which has been going on for many years. Thus the Mossad is spying in the US with impunity, he says.
In the American Conservative , PHILIP GIRALDI relates the following about Israeli Mossad Spying in America:

1. Israel's intelligence agencies target the United States intensively.

Israel leads all others in its active espionage directed against American companies and the Defense Department.

It also dominates two commercial sectors that enable it to extend its reach inside America’s domestic infrastructure: airline and telecommunications security.
Israel is believed to have the ability to monitor nearly all phone records originating in the United States, while numerous Israeli air-travel security companies are known to act as the local Mossad stations.

2. Ben-Ami Kadish, who admitted to providing defense secrets to Israel while working as an engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, walked out of a Manhattan court after paying a fine.

And what about Pakistan, Iran, China and Russia?

General Aslam Beg, Pakistan's former army chief, notes in an article that the Strategic Partnership Deal between India and the United States has led to the creation of a joint espionage network comprising the CIA, Israel’s Mossad, Britain’s MI6, India’s Research and Analysis Wing, and others in Afghanistan engaged in destabilizing Pakistan and Iran, China, Russia and other Central Asian states. (aangirfan: Pakistan and China versus Mossad, CIA, RAW and MI6)
And here are Obama's Czars:

We now have more czars than imperial Russia. Let’s consider Obama’s czars: Economic Czars – Larry Summers & Paul Volker, Regulatory Czar – Cass Sunstein, Pay Czar – Kenneth Feinberg, Military Jails Czar – Daniel Fried, Car Czars – Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom, Border Czar – Alan Bersin, Health Rationing Czar – Dr. Donald Berwick, Food Czar – Sam Kass, Climate Czar – Todd Stern, Global Warming Czar – Carol Browner, Afghanistan Czar – Richard Holbrooke,  Central Region Czar – Dennis Ross, Aids Czar – Jeffrey Crowley, Domestic Violence Czar – Lynn Rosenthal, Anti-semitism Czar – Hannah Rosenthal, Government Performance Czar – Jeffrey Zients, Drug Czar – Gil Kerlikowske, Science Czar – John Holdren, all are Jewish.


We have discussed the attacks on indigenous people, identified as the mortal enemies of social engineers.

The people of Katanga were obviously identified as such mortal enemies decades ago. Lucky for them, they happen to also live in a mineral-rich area. From the social engineering perspective, that means killing the people of Katanga is a Win Win imperative.

August 23, 2010: Rebels commit 200 rapes in Congo despite UN troop presence

Citing a statement from an aid worker in the Congo, an August 23 MSNBC report revealed that rebels in eastern Congo gang-raped nearly 200 women and some young boys during a four-day period between July 30 and August 3. The rapes took place only a few miles from a UN peacekeepers' base.
The aid worker was identified as Will F. Cragin of the International Medical Corps, who told the Associated Press by telephone that rebels had occupied Luvungi town the day after an attack that began on July 30.
Cragin said that his organization was only able to go into the town that is 10 miles from a UN military camp after rebels withdrew voluntarily on August 4. He said there was no fighting and no deaths, but "lots of pillaging and the systematic raping of women" by between 200 and 400 rebels. "Many women said they were raped in their homes in front of their children and husbands," Cragin said, adding that others were dragged into the nearby forest to be assaulted.

He said international and local health workers have treated 179 women, but that the number of rape victims could be much higher. Cragin said his aid group has been going back to the town and identifying more cases.
More than three weeks after the spree, the UN mission has issued no statement about the atrocities and said it is still investigating.

An August 23 report from Reuters News service identified the attackers as Rwandan Hutu FDLR insurgents and Mai Mai militia. ... The New York Times report on August 23 provided more information about FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), the group blamed for the attacks, stating that it was “an ethnic Hutu rebel group that has been terrorizing the hills of eastern Congo for years, preying on villages in a quest for the natural resources beneath them.”

Another terrorist group miraculously preying on innocent people "for year" under the noses of the authorities? Looking for natural resources under the ground? Really? Coming into town by the hundreds for an undisturbed four day stay of gang raping the women and children? After which the "rebels" will bring in their heavy mining equipment owned by corporations to extract such natural resources?

click here for large pdf version of graphic

What a coincidence.


Beverly Eckert, a 9/11 widow, died on Flight 3407 (February 12, 2009). Also on that flight: Alison Des Forges of Buffalo, NY.

"Alison Des Forges of Buffalo, was senior adviser for Human Rights Watch's Africa division. Considered one of the world's leading experts on the genocide in Rwanda, Des Forges testified at 11 trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as an expert witness. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999. Des Forges was returning home to Buffalo after a trip to Europe, where she had briefed diplomats on the situation in Rwanda and Africa's Great Lakes region, said Emma Daly, spokeswoman for Human Rights Watch. She sent an e-mail to colleagues from the airport before boarding the plane." (CBS: Portraits of Victims of Flight 3407)

Wayne Madsen explains in Critic of murderous Kagame regime in Rwanda killed in crash of Continental Flight 3407:

Des Forges was quoted in the Post criticizing a deal worked out and signed in Goma, DRC, on Dec. 5, 2008, between Kagame and Kabila that permits Rwandan troops to legally enter the DRC to ostensibly clean out elements of the Rwandan Hutu militia – the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) – operating in the country. However, the FDLR is seen by both Rwanda and the DRC as a spent force that is an internal DRC problem and not a threat to Rwanda.
In return for allowing Rwandan troops into the DRC, Rwanda “arrested” its Tutsi proxy rebel general, Gen. Laurent Nkunda, after he fled the eastern DRC into Rwanda....WMR’s sources in Africa report that Nkunda is not under real arrest in Rwanda because he is not in jail. In addition, Rwanda is ignoring repeated extradition requests from the DRC for Nkunda to be returned, but it appears that these requests are merely “window dressing” attempts by Kabila’s government to show that it is interested in putting the rebel general on trial. Nkunda, a self-declared Christian preacher, is linked to a shadowy U.S.-based Pentecostal group called the “Rebels for Christ.” Nkunda is also an open admirer of George W. Bush.

...Des Forges questioned the Rwandan-DRC pact in her interview with the Post. She said, “Is the FDLR now suddenly on the verge of becoming more militarily powerful? I don’t think we’ve seen that … And if they haven’t, then what you have is Rwanda trotting out an old warhorse of an excuse to go in again. The question is, what is the intent?”
Des Forges obviously knew the answer. With U.S. military forces of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) now backing a joint Ugandan-DRC offensive in the northeastern DRC to wipe out the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), with hundreds of civilian casualties in the DRC and Uganda, and a secret pact worked out between Kabila and Kagame to permit Rwandan troops to occupy the eastern DRC, the target of both operations is securing the vast territory that is rich in commodities that the United States, Britain and Israel – all allies of Uganda and Rwanda – want badly. Those commodities are gold, diamonds, columbite-tantalite (coltan), platinum and natural gas.


The Congo possesses 64% of the world's coltan supply.

Coltan is short for Columbite-tantalite - a black tar-like mineral found in major quantities in the Congo. The Congo possesses 64 percent of the world's coltan. When coltan is refined it becomes a heat resistant powder that can hold a high electric charge. The properties of refined coltan is a vital element in creating devices that store energy or capacitors, which are used in a vast array of small electronic devices, especially in mobile phones, laptop computers, pagers, and other electronic devices.

...Although the countries mentioned above directly exploit coltan, foreign multi-national corporations have been deeply involved in the exploitation of coltan in the Congo. The coltan mined by rebels and foreign forces is sold to foreign corporations. Although, the United Nations in its reports on the Congo do not directly blame the multi-national corporations for the conflict in the Congo, the United Nations does say that these companies serve as "the engine of the conflict in the DRC."
Major United States players identified by the UN include:
Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA
OM Group, Cleveland, Ohio
AVX, Myrtle Beach, SC
Eagle Wings Resources International, Ohio
Trinitech International, Ohio
Kemet Electronics Corporation, Greenville, SC
Vishay Sprague. Malvern, PA

Corporations from other countries have been a part of the coltan exploitation chain. These companies include but are not limited to Germany's HC Starc and EPCOS, China's Nigncxia, and Belgium's Traxys and George Forrest International.

Once the coltan is processed and converted to capacitors, it is then sold to companies such as Nokia, Motorola, Compaq, Alcatel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard , IBM, Lucent, Ericsson and Sony for use in a wide assortment of everyday products ranging from cell phones to computer chips and game consoles.
"Although, the United Nations in its reports on the Congo do not directly blame the multi-national corporations for the conflict in the Congo, the United Nations does say that these companies serve as "the engine of the conflict in the DRC."" ?? Honest to God, how fucking cheeky is the UN?

Sadly just another line item story in world news this week.

(A movie about Katanga, and a review of the movie.)


ray of sunshine

"CNN's Amber Lyon probes allegations that Craigslist is not doing what it can to combat child sex trafficking."

Watch the whole thing to fully appreciate the stupendous awkward silence at 3:38, and again at 4:25.

Craig Newmark, New Jersey Jew, just had his ass handed to him by Amber Lyon.

Yes, once in a while we are enjoying us some refreshing schadenfreude.
And no, we don't feel guilty about it either.

image from www.pozorblog.com

above reproach

Ex-MI5 agent Annie Machon explains:

1) Intelligence agencies are fragmented and in competition.

2) Creating and sustaining a strategy of tension between the US and Russia JUSTIFIES the continued military-industrial complex buildup in Central Asia.

We conclude, therefore, that tension with Russia is GOOD for business.

Then again, you don't want *too much* tension, that would be BAD for politics. People expect their leaders to work for peace and solve problems. After All. So the tension should be just at the right level. Not too hot, not too cold.

Keeping the tension just right is a key component of social engineering. See: the social engineers

"This is our life, this constant cycle of stress and relief. 
Stability never comes.  
That's the point."  

See: and one day the owner came home and was gravely disappointed


On Wednesday, August 24, 2010, TIME reports Not to Worry about tension with Russia! What tension? We are all One Big Happy Family. With US Approval, Moscow heads back to Afghanistan. (via There Are No Sunglasses)
Mounting Russian concerns that Islamist militancy and cheap drugs emanating from Afghanistan are a threat to its national security [TRUE!] have made Moscow refocus on the region even as the U.S. and its NATO allies maneuver to draw down.
But the very day before, the Washington Post tells us that we're not really drawing down.  August 23, 2010: Air base expansion plans reflect long-term investment in Afghanistan

Three $100 million air base expansions in southern and northern Afghanistan illustrate Pentagon plans to continue building multimillion-dollar facilities in that country to support increased U.S. military operations well into the future.

So not really exactly "drawing down" then. More like "ramping up".... AIR BASES! More airplanes. In and out they go.

As we all know because it's perfectly obvious, airplanes are really great for transporting things.

What is going *in* on the airplanes? Supplies for our troops, presumably. Everything must be brought in because there is no economy to speak of in Afghanistan, since it has been destroyed by decades of war.

And what is coming *out* on all these airplanes? Perhaps the only thing that the Afghan economy does produce?

 government FAIL = organized crime SUCCESS

Massive quantities of heroin ARE being moved around the planet, to the benefit of organized crime and to the detriment of human beings addicted to drugs. That is a fact.


TIME narrative:

With a July 2011 deadline looming for troops to begin their withdrawal, the Obama Administration has been angling for regional partners to step in and shoulder a greater share of the burden.
Well let's just take a look at the Obama Administration for a second. Here are Obama's Czars:

We now have more czars than imperial Russia. Let’s consider Obama’s czars: Economic Czars – Larry Summers & Paul Volker, Regulatory Czar – Cass Sunstein, Pay Czar – Kenneth Feinberg, Military Jails Czar – Daniel Fried, Car Czars – Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom, Border Czar – Alan Bersin, Health Rationing Czar – Dr. Donald Berwick, Food Czar – Sam Kass, Climate Czar – Todd Stern, Global Warming Czar – Carol Browner, Afghanistan Czar – Richard Holbrooke, Central Region Czar – Dennis Ross, Aids Czar – Jeffrey Crowley, Domestic Violence Czar – Lynn Rosenthal, Anti-semitism Czar – Hannah Rosenthal, Government Performance Czar – Jeffrey Zients, Drug Czar – Gil Kerlikowske, Science Czar – John Holdren, all are Jewish.
And the Obama Administration is angling for some partners. And they found some in Russia.

Over the past year, a series of contact groups from the U.S. and Russia have ramped up intelligence-sharing to combat the flow of narcotics from Afghanistan, [wink wink wink!] the source of about 90% of the world’s heroin. In a June 9 op-ed in the Moscow newspaper Izvestia, Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan, highlighted Russian contributions at length, hailing them as a major step forward in bilateral relations. But while Russia’s intelligence assets in ex-Soviet republics may have a modest impact on combating the trade, myriad other transit routes through Iran and Pakistan will complicate the efforts to curtail the supply line.

I would like to thank our good friends in Russia
for helping us "combat" the flow of narcotics from Afghanistan.


But what about our leaders? What about Obama? This is an interesting interview.

I believe with Obama there is nobody home. He is a ghost. He doesn’t do anything. He is a Manshurian Candidate, he is a robot, he is nothing. He has done nothing, he is doing nothing, he will never do anything. Obama is just waiting to get a job at Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan in three or four years time and that’s it. The White House is a way to improve his resume.[7] The BP oil spill revealed that America is running with no leadership at all. There is nobody at the helm of the ship. It’s running wild with no leadership whatsoever.

Well we might quibble with that a bit. It's not that Obama does *nothing* exactly, it's that Obama does what he's told. That's why he has czars and minders.

As for Putin, he seems to be a master at the strategy of tension. I don't think he has minders. But this is telling, and not good:

Thanks to their cash (dollars, no credit cards), commercial ties between Italians and Russians are flourishing more than ever, helped along by the “special friendship” between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Putin's daughters are frequent guests of the Italian media tycoon-turned-politician.)

Katya and Masha

...The Adriatic Riviera in the north, the elite Emerald Coast in Sardinia and the Amalfitan villages of Positano and Sorrento have transformed into settlements of Russian oligarchs who spend months in fashionable hotels, rent summer villas for 100,000 euros per month and are willing to disburse some 20 million euros to buy beach apartments.

...Among them is Rustam Tariko (also known as the Vodka King), Alisher Usmanov (a metal magnate and manager of Gazprom, the Russian oil giant), Vasili Anisimov (a gold producer who bought his mansion from Berlusconi’s wife, Veronica Lario) and Ildar Karimov (a television tycoon). Owning a property in one of Sardinia’s top locations is a status-symbol for Russia’s jet-set society.

Another upcoming Russian destination in Italy is Alberobello, in the Apulia region. Here, real estate investors from Moscow and St. Petersburg are spending millions of euros to buy old farms and prehistoric white, cone-shaped stone village houses called "Trulli," despite them being listed as UNESCO heritage sites.

"A woman walks in front of trulli-style houses in the village of Arberobello in the southern region of Apulia on May 21, 2009. Russian investors are paying millions for these UNESCO heritage sites in Italy. (Christophe Simon/Getty Images)" Italy: Land of the Rich Russian

Buying UNESCO sites for your vacation cottage....Priceless.

And why would Putin let his daughters anywhere Berlusconi?

In any case, it is important not to conflate all Russians with the Russian Mafia. 

March 2, 2010: Moscow Times: 'Russian Mafia' abroad now 300,000 strong, journal says

VIENNA — After avoiding any use of the term “Russian mafia” in the last few years, law enforcement personnel in Europe and elsewhere are now speaking about it again, noting that it includes “up to 300,000 people” and dominates the criminal world in many countries around the world, according to a Moscow investigative journalist.
In Monday's Versiya, Ruslan Gorevoy says law enforcement personnel in many countries — including Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, France, Mexico “and even the United States” — have been surprised by how “confidently” criminal groups consisting of people from the former Soviet Union now dominate their national criminal worlds.
Note that Interpol doesn't bother to keep appropriate statistics. How convenient is that?

...Interpol, the international police agency, does not maintain the kind of files that allow for an even approximate assessment of the number of Russian criminals operating abroad. But last year, the National Prosecutor of Italy concluded that there are “up to 300,000” criminals from Russia operating in other countries.

One of the largest or at least most profitable activities of Russian criminals abroad, the Italians said, is money laundering, with the Russian mafia “laundering” funds in the United States, Marianas and Guam. In addition, they added, Russian criminals are charging Mexican drug lords 30 percent for laundering drug profits from sales in the United States.

...The Munich paper’s Rudolph Himelli said that “Russian mafiosi are better organized and permit themselves to commit the boldest crimes, remaining in practice unpunished,” crimes that are “of a completely different order of magnitude than those committed by Turkish immigrants or criminals from countries in Eastern Europe,” including illegal arms sales to Libya and Iraq.
See: he is supplying plausible deniability

To discern not conflate:
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and vice speaker of the Duma, says that none of this information justifies any suggestion that there is a Russian mafia operating abroad let alone implying that Moscow is somehow responsible for it.
“Yes,” Zhirinovsky acknowledges, “people from the republics of the former USSR really occupy an important position in the international criminal community, and in recent years this position can even be called a dominant one. But here is one ‘but’: Many of these people already have been living abroad for a long time” and have exchanged Russian passports for foreign ones.
Consequently, he continues, they are now “more the representatives of Western and not our culture.” Indeed, the LDPR leader insists, “the fact that these people left Russia may testify only that our law enforcement organs do not allow them to make their way” in their homeland, while the police in other countries are not as successful.

Also see: corruption

Well that was a little rambley. I guess that's what happens when everything starts to come together. IF YOU WANTED TO, you could get up in the morning and look around the web and find out the most disturbing things. Anyone can do it, but most people don't want to. And if you do it for them, they don't want to believe you. The sources will never be good enough. Better to watch teevee and wait for them to tell us when it's all over. Social engineers say: Good plan.


he is supplying plausible deniability

Who wants the Merchant of Death? Well the United States of America does. I suppose they want to hold him responsible for some things.

  • "After stalking the 43-year-old Bout around the world for more than a decade, America's frustrating legal battle to extradite him from Thailand after his arrest in March 2008 has put double-barreled pressure on Bangkok."

  • "And, as badly as the US wants Bout in an American courtroom, the Russians want to keep him out of it – and some other countries might well want him dead."

  • "Security has been increased at the Bangkok jail where he is being held amid rumors of a possible assassination attempt."

  • "There are concerns that Bout was supplying plausible deniability to many nations involved in the arms trade to rebels and unsavory governments around the world."

Victor Bout studied at the Soviet Military Institute for Foreign Languages and speaks six languages.  He allegedly worked as a military translator and got involved in arms dealing in the 1990s.

Caption reads:
"Russian arms sales and those of every other nation are dwarfed by those by the United States, for those who are looking for other Merchants of Death. From 2001 to 2008, according to a report to the US Congress, American companies supplied US$151 billion in arms – 41 percent of the world’s guns. Russia followed, with US$63.82 billion, or only 17 percent of the total. BAE systems, the British arms manufacturer, emerged as the world’s biggest single supplier, dwarfing even all American companies, with £21 billion (US$31.7 billion) in sales.)" Source: Asia Sentinel: Who wants the Merchant of Death?

So Bout may have been supplying plausible deniability to nations selling weapons to terrorist types, and who has been selling the most weapons? The US and BAE Systems. So who would be needing some plausible deniability? Theoretically? Perhaps the US and BAE Systems....?


A short detour here to see if we have come across BAE Systems before. Why yes, yes we have.

The arms companies making the weapons that are targeting people here, the companies that are selling stolen goods from occupied land pillaging settlements, the companies building the apartheid wall, the prisons, the East Jerusalem Light Railway system. These companies, Carmel Agrexco, Caterpillar, Veolia, Raytheon, EDO, BAE Systems, they are complicit in the crimes against humanity being committed here.

See: back rooms of the NWO, about Kazakhstan, quoting Peter Colville in The Princes and the Caspian:

Britain is the third largest foreign investor nation in Kazakhstan. More than 100 UK-based companies are operating there, primarily in the field of energy, although the St Helens-based Pilkington glass company is currently developing a plant near Kyzylorda, which was said at its inception in 2007 to be the largest industrial project in the country.

Undoubtedly the British kingpin in this economic love-in is Sir Richard Evans, the former chairman of BAE Systems and the man who brokered the largest arms deal in British history during the 1980s in Saudi Arabia. Sir Dick is a world-renowned tough cookie. Since 2006 he has been in charge of Samruk, the Kazakh oil-to-railwaysto-airline state holding company, now Samruk-Kazyna, which controls one third of the nation's developing economy and in effect employs some 250,000 of the 16 million population. Not bad for a lad from Lancashire.
See: this disaster was brought to you by, about the army's Human Terrain System:

BAE Systems is a huge defense contracting company registered in the UK and serving seven home markets: Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and the US. BAE Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and handles relationships with the DoD. BAE Systems trains and employs people for the US Army's Human Terrain System (HTS) out of Leavenworth, Kansas.
HTS provides Human Terrain Teams (HTT) and Human Terrain Analysis Teams (HTAT) to augment deployed combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The idea is to embed social scientists into combat brigades, and these anthropologists will help the military get on better with the local populations. Theoretically a good idea if, say, we really were in Iraq and Afghanistan to help the local populations. Otherwise, total mind-fucking and completely unethical. So much so that actual anthropologists want nothing to do with HTT.
...You may or may not be surprised to find links between BAE Systems and BP. A July 2007 piece in Executive Intelligence Review gives a rundown of several key BAE executives.

  • BAE chairman Richard Olver is a former director and deputy group chief executive of BP, and a director of Reuters, the British news/propaganda arm which is headed by a Knight Commander of the British Empire, Sir Niall FitzGerald.
  • BAE chief executive officer Michael Turner is a director of Lazard, the Venetian bank with ties to the British Round Table group, the French Synarchy, the Venetian circles around Assicurazioni Generali, and the United States. Lazard is also closely connected to the international war materials cartels, and to Royal Dutch Shell.
  • BAE director Philip Carroll is a former president and chief executive of Shell Oil Company, the Houston-based U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell. Carroll is also a former chairman and chief executive of Fluor, the giant engineering company currently headed by Lord Robin Renwick, a vice chairman of J.P. Morgan Cazenove. Additionally, Carroll is a member of the advisory board of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Houston's Rice University, a school which has a long history as a British outpost in the United States.
  • BAE director Sir Nigel Rudd is deputy chairman of Barclays, the largest bank in the world by assets. Barclays has interlocking directorships with not only BAE, but Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Cazenove, raw materials powers Rio Tinto and Freeport McMoRan, and British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror.
  • BAE director and chief operating officer Walt Havenstein, who heads BAE's U.S. unit, is a former employee of both Lockheed Martin's Sanders unit and Raytheon, and is said to have extensive knowledge of ultra-secret electronic warfare systems.
  • BAE director Michael Hartnell is a retired finance director of British plastics and packaging company Rexam, and is a director of Lonmin, the notorious mining company formerly known as Lonrho. Lonmin chairman Sir John Craven is also chairman of the private bank of the wealthy Fleming family.
  • BAE director Dr. Ulrich Cartellieri is a long-time member of the international advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a former official and director of Deutsche Bank, and a current and former director of a number of German industrial companies.
  • BAE director Andy Inglis is a former managing director of BP and head of its exploration and production arm.
  • BAE director Sir Peter Mason is the retired chief executive of AMEC plc, a British engineering firm with ties to N.M. Rothschild.
  • BAE director Roberto Quarta is a partner with the U.S. private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, which has deep ties to the Morgan and Rothschild interests in the United States.
  • BAE Director Peter Weinberg is a partner in the boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners. Joseph Perella is a prominent mergers and acquisitions banker who was formerly a partner with current Lazard head Bruce Wasserstein. Weinberg is a former senior partner with Goldman Sachs, and the son and grandson of prominent Goldman Sachs bankers.

Well, so not such a short detour after all. Anyway, I think we can see that there is a small possibility that a company like BAE might need some plausible deniability from time to time. THEORETICALLY of course.


Let's go back to the Asia Sentinel story:

"One thing is for sure, the last thing Russia wants is Bout on American soil, spilling his guts after getting a taste of American justice meted out in a federal courthouse," said Michael A. Braun who, as chief of operations in 2007 for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was asked by the U.S. National Security Council to finally bring Bout to trial after chasing him since President Clinton's administration.

It may well be the last thing other countries want as well. He has been implicated in trafficking former Eastern bloc weaponry, particularly from Bulgaria and Romania, to 17 African countries, according to a report by Amnesty International, as well as to the Taliban in Afghanistan and Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines. And, according to the report, while many gun runners could deliver small arms, Bout allegedly was able to deliver major weapons systems, an indication that he was probably working with governments.

"There are countless private arms dealers around the world, often operating at 'deniable' arms length from states happy to see their wares introduced to conflicts and to support often unsavoury allies few western politicians would wish to have their names linked to but whose actions are deemed as vital for anything between strategic national interest to short term expediency," the independent security consultant said.

As an example, Bout was arrested in a Bangkok luxury hotel during the DEA sting for allegedly planning to sell weapons to Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas. He was allegedly offering the AT-4 Spigot, a wire-guided Russian missile system that has a maximum range of 2,000-2,500 meters and can penetrate up to 400-460mm of armor, depending on the type of missile used, an indication of the sophistication of weapons that Bout was able to offer, as well as 100 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles, which could shoot down military and commercial planes.

After a lower Bangkok court rejected the first U.S. request for extradition in August 2009, New York prosecutors bolstered their request in February by adding allegations of money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy. Those newer, seemingly more incriminating charges possibly indicate the main strategy prosecutors will pursue during Bout's trial in New York.

The newer indictment alleges that Bout and his Syrian-American partner Richard Ammar Chichakli wired about $1.7 million through banks in the U.S. to buy two Boeing airplanes in America. Chichakli, who served in the US Army, is a Syrian-born US citizen, also known as Robert Cunning and Raman Cedorov.

Chichakli escaped arrest and may be in Russia after the US Treasury Department seized his assets.

The newest indictment said prosecutors would seek to seize Bout's alleged accounts at Wachovia, the International Bank of Commerce, Deutsche Bank, and the Israel Discount Bank of New York, according to the New York Daily News.

As you probably know, the "Russian Mafia" has a very strong presence in countries like Bulgaria and Romania, the source countries for at least some of Bout's alleged weapons.

(Evidently, in criminal tattoos, the number of "church tops" 
indicates the number of times the dearly departed went to jail.)

From a message board, dated 12/30/07:

In the 1990's this creep was living in a Hungarian castle, in luxury. He was guarded by women trained in marshall arts, dressed in gold colored uniforms, until one day Hungarian border guards discovered two suitcase nukes, in a car belonging to Mogilevich's associates. Needless to say Semyon did not even pack his bags, he just disappeared together with his women guards. He turned up in Israel, where he built a huge mansion in Netanyah, where majority of residents are ex Russian KGB agents, and Russian is spoken everywhere. This is also the place where other gangsters abide, such as Nevzlin brothers, who are frequently visited by the big shots of Jewish Mafia such as Victor Bout, Boris Berezovsky, Mark Rich and Gusinski.
Today this Mafia is engaged in the largest arms and dope dealing system known to man. Victor Bout operates dozens of cargo airplanes from Sharjah, They deliver the arms to both sides in the Sudanese conflict as well as Somalia and the Horn of Africa. If it was not for their greed for money the wars in Africa would have petered out long ago.
Sharjah, UAE, next door to Dubai

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