[ Editor’s Note: Dear readers, this is a challenging read, even for long time VT readers. It was a challenge for me just doing some formatting and layout work, due to the volume of dot-connecting below. But it also was a challenge to write something like this, starting with being dangerous to do so.
This will be more than a one-read endeavor for you. Some of the names will be familiar, and some not. But all of these people have been on the VT war room board for years; and we have flow charts linking them all together with their endless deals and schemes.
Gordon and Ian have tried to knit this together for you in what will still be an overview at 6500 words. But some of that is reprinted material from outside sources and our own VT archives going back to 2010.
Most of you know that the country has some serious problems. Many of you are focused on one, or maybe a few that are most important for you and your family, at whatever stage of life you are at. But the perspective here is on the horrible security situation we are in, due to corruption that goes into not only the highest level of our political government, but to the upper levels of our security and military.
Most are not involved, but they find themselves with no power to do much about it, due to the laws and restrictions they work under, which will be enforced if they break them, unlike those at the top. And then there is the little problem of where would they go to seek redress, where the fix is not already in?
Gordon and Ian put the work into this because they felt you all have a right to know. We have been at this a long time, which gives us a edge on having good sniffers when it comes tracking down things that have a bad smell to them. The rest is up to you… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … May 12, 2017 –
Washington is coming apart, perhaps as it should but more likely only temporarily. It isn’t that Trump represents the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” but rather that the camel died long ago.
The cause seems to be Trump, the mobster president, and Russia’s efforts to rig the American presidential election. But when FBI Director Comey actually began investigating, everything but Russia came up.
This is the story we will tell, part of it at least, a story you will see no place else, a story filled with characters you don’t know and, for the first time for most of you, the faces of those who control your daily lives will come to light.
To preface, we are required to provide background material here continually. The reason is simple, the “collective narrative” that most call the world around them, as they are told it exists, is as Trump so often says, “as fake as I am.” Does he say that?
We will be supplying analytical tools to allow some, perhaps a few, to begin to see enough of how we got here, decades of war, crippled or controlled media and the stupidest imaginable cast of moral rejects laughing at the world from the seat of power in Washington, waving nuclear weapons, aircraft carriers and F-35 aircraft around like toy cap guns.
It began with Trump Soho, as early as 2006 this project, initially set up to launder 2 billion dollars of oil revenue looted from Kazakhstan by Viktor Khrapunov, former mayor of Astana, through a cheesy mob front company called Bayrock. Bayrock is convicted thug Felix Sater, chief enforcer for the violent criminal mob run out of Trump Tower, now protected from FBI surveillance by the US Secret Service. But that’s another story….
Let’s get a little background and recall 2006, this was NeoCon America, a quarter of a million troops had been relocated to the Middle East, occupying Iraq and Afghanistan; part of a stated policy, according to Gen. Wesley Clark to roll up a dozen nations along the Silk Road, including all of the former Soviet Republics of the Caspian Basin.
Gen. Petraeus was preparing a newly-pacified Iraq for a last-ditch US invasion of Iran; the US Navy in Bahrain was in the process of assassinating some of its own and staging the sinking of an American ship until stopped by a group of Pentagon whistleblowers. Did we mention Petraeus and Iraq?
The Sunni Baathist group he spent 300 million dollars on, the inmates of the Iraqi prisons he emptied would show up again as would Petraeus as CIA Director. His creation would be called ISIS and it would need money, weapons and allies.
As this story continues, we will see how the CIA mechanism for crushing Iran’s economy was also used to build ISIS and finance al Qaeda and its sister, ISIS in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and around the world.
How does this tie into the firing of FBI Director Comey we ask? Well, as we’re going to state now, and will mention again more than once before we’re done, once this trail is taken, and that’s exactly where Comey began two days before his firing, the whole game was going to be exposed.
Billions in stolen money, a massive criminal organisation in and around Donald Trump and eventually the story of the century – how the most dangerous criminal organisation ever known could place one of their own in the White House.
There is a real story behind Michael Flynn and Russia, there is no Putin in this story at all. There is certainly malfeasance and FBI Director Comey was fired because he was close to stumbling upon the story we are going to relate to you below.
The year is 2011 and the CIA had yet to deliver their National Intelligence Estimate that cleared Iran and their nuclear programme of any wrongdoing. We know that back in 2006, Felix Sater, out of prison thanks to snitching deals he had cut with both the FBI and CIA, had his hooks in Trump.
Sater, one of the leaders of New York’s massive Jewish community, man of the year in 2012, is also head of what is often called the Russian Mafia, so often depicted on television.
Nominally Russian by origin of birth, in truth the Russian mob is as much Israeli, from the same origins as the nearly 600,000 “settlers” living in the occupied West Bank, technically Jordan, now a part of “Greater Israel.”
The poor moved there, those who could steal, particularly those high in the KGB and other security services, looted the Soviet Union and with help from the CIA, a project I am personally familiar with, took over New York City, the epicenter of world organized crime.
To this group we can add the other partner in Soho, Tevfik Arif, the man at the heart of Turkey’s massively powerful criminal machine, who delivered into this group not only the muscle of the Erdogan family and control of the Turkish Armed Forces with its newfound partnership with Israel.
He also brought control of Turkey’s intelligence services inside the United States and their long-term partnerships with both Israeli and Saudi intelligence and their penetration of the FBI, CIA, DIA and utter control of DHS.
The Department of Homeland Security from day one was an Israeli run organization, built and structured on Israel’s own security services used against the Palestinian majority as part of the alleged apartheid state of Israel, capable of sidestepping the US constitution and putting a full fledged police state in place. The DHS is America’s “Tel Aviv,” an organization that oversees, defends and regulates, to an extent, organized crime influence over America.
For those unaware, NAFTA has turned 40% of America over to Mexican and Latin American drug cartels, long partnered with American banks and, according to FBI sources, the powerful Walton and Romney families.
Let us not simply focus on the “kosher” and forget the problem is crime and not religion and ethnicity. Toward that end, I include an interview with an FBI official from 2012 covering these issues:
We are now getting into a group commonly called “oligarchs.” Back when Italians ran things, they were called “dons.” Whenever you hear the term “oligarch,” you can safely assume you are dealing with an organized crime figure with ties to Israel and the powerful right wing Likudist faction there. Here in America we call them “developers” or “investment bankers.” We used to call them “mob kingpins.”
These are violent criminals and, as they flooded into the US from Russia and Turkey beginning in the late 1980s, they brought with them the full weight of the powerful security apparatus of the Soviet Union and used it to overwhelm American law enforcement, crushing organizations like the FBI.
There are many levels of organizations that could be called “criminal” today. Some are non-state players like ISIS or al Shabab, others intelligence agencies that commit crimes to promote national policy but most are corporate.
In the 9/11 world they include the massive mercenary armies the US called upon under Bush 43 to run the Afghani drug trade and promote Israel’s globalist polices. If this language shocks you, it simply means you have lived with a fictional view of the world, or caught in a Mother Goose and Goldilocks time warp.
Where current events in Washington tied to Russia’s part in the election are off track is simple, the major players in Washington are Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, now openly working in concert, openly working against the US as well, and using influence that has grown proportionally with corruption in American politics.
As America has declined into political chaos and moral morass, this trifecta of criminal nation states now runs America’s capitol, no, it isn’t Russia whatsoever.
It was in this period that Gen. Michael Flynn fell into their hands, but it wasn’t just Flynn, a dozen or more major intelligence figures in Washington, during the post-9/11 years, were traded back and forth like baseball cards between Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Eventually, these three nations controlled all briefing material for the White House and National Security Council, for Congress and even for the Pentagon. The CIA didn’t go rogue, it simply ceased to exist under any type of American control.
Remember, the CIA was never able to find its legs in the post-Cold War era; as with the Reagan years, Bush 43 had relegated the CIA to minor league status as dozens of new agencies were created and all placed under de facto control of the Office of National Intelligence and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Had the offices for those two organisations been relocated to Tel-Aviv, it would have been no surprise to anyone.
Thus, US policy became, in a sense, Israeli or Turkish or Saudi policy; but in reality, served criminal organisations that had gained hegemony over those nations and calling the Royal House of Saud a criminal organisation is akin to saying Joseph Stalin was not a nice chap.
At some point in time, NeoCon Globalist theology, organised crime, or as we like to call it the ‘Kosher Nostra’ and the sewer of Supreme Court post-Citizens United Washington, DC, a town run by gambling boss Sheldon Adelson, would make all things possible.
From this point forward, it was no longer necessary to ‘cook’ intelligence or ‘sex up’ dossiers or demolish the New York skyline; Adelson would make sure there could never be a Congressional investigation unless it went through him – and he took full advantage of that.
From 2005 onward, every Congressional investigation was approved by him, its findings predetermined; America’s Congress became as much an organ of global organised crime as the CIA had been. Key Congressional leaders began their junkets to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the billions from the Heroin trade were divvied-up. Everyone in Washington went on the pad.
This is the sewer that Donald Trump saw and in a rare moment of clarity or perhaps conscience, he felt sorry for the suckers the American people had turned out to be. Could this be a new definition for Populism? But we digress…….
As the Neocons left the stage at the end of 2008, America’s banking system had collapsed, 70% of America’s workers lost their pensions, unemployment hit 11%, the housing market crumbled and 40 million Americans were relegated to living on the streets.
What they took with them was this: 10 trillion dollars of unapproved national debt, moved offshore – enough cash to buy a continent; but despite this, the thieving would continue, paltry billions here and there, for what reason, none may well understand, perhaps just to revel in the human suffering it would cause, I can think of no other reason.
The CIA came to Obama with a programme to take down Iran’s economy. Here is how it was going to work, but first some background, and we’re never going to have enough background on this one.
If you’re reading this and you’re not a director of an intelligence agency, a high ranking member of Congress or even a President, you won’t know any of this. You’ll see how they got Obama here.
Let’s clarify this about Michael Flynn, the Russians gave him 60,000 dollars to make an ass of himself in Moscow; Turkey gave him half a million, that we see and, oh yes, he’s still on their payroll.
We believe he was still on their payroll while he was working in the White House , he was certainly still being paid by the Turks when candidate Trump sent him to the CIA for the top secret briefing that he passed on to a foreign intelligence agency.
We believe that Flynn was picked up by the Mossad when he was in Afghanistan; we find what our sources tell us is a pure Mossad handler in his personal retinue who shadowed Flynn from the DIA all the way into the Trump White House.
We’re going back to 2011 now, Flynn was just moved into Obama’s Office of National Intelligence, groomed for this position we are told, by two foreign intelligence agencies – neither of them Russian. A year later, Obama was to put Flynn in charge of the Defence Intelligence Agency, based on the recommendation of traitors that surrounded Obama during his entire presidency.
This was an act that he would regret within months as not only was Flynn unstable and buffoonish, but it quickly became clear as America’s foreign policy was forced to move further and further from Israel and Turkey, Flynn was serving another master.
Here’s how they set Obama up. And let’s remember, Obama was the only member of Congress to call the Bush administration and CIA out for lying on Iraq.
He would never be given an inch, worse still, the mechanisms put in place post-9/11 were nearly impossible to resist – the surveillance state, America and its crusade against Islam, no matter what Obama would say or do, policy continually returns to the narrative established by 9/11.
Once the narrative of a clash of civilisations was created, and Obama decided out of national unity, to accept the veil of falsehood he inherited as an operational reality, America became a runaway train.
Obama knew Iran had no nuclear weapons, but when the CIA brought in Felix Sater’s plan, he believed he was going to gain the friendship of powerful key Republican policy makers by pretending black was white and up was down, something he became famous for.
So, with a newly-minted Michael Flynn at his side, on the payroll of Turkey or Israel or both, the White House okayed a plan to defraud Iran of billions of dollars. Trump’s handler is, of course, Ezra Cohen or also known as Ezra Cohen-Watnik, a 30 year old Israeli who has shadowed Flynn from the DIA and right into the White House.
It was Cohen that burned Flynn to Congress and the FBI. As to the why, who ordered what, all the evidence is not in. We believe Cohen worked as an intelligence go-between with Turkey and Israel, where Flynn had two masters, and as we have stated over and over, neither of them Russia.
Veterans Today reported on this issue in 2010, a report that eventually led to Azerbaijan ending military cooperation with Israel in 2012, after demands from Iran. From June 18, 2010:
A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. The Saudi’s quickly denied this. The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border.
However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation.
Israel, whose arms agreements with Turkey mounted to nearly $5 billion dollars over a period of years, had been training pilots in Turkey for bombing attacks on Iran. During these training missions, Israel was smuggling aircraft through Turkish airspace.
Sources indicate that Georgia has become a major transhipment point for narcotics from Afghanistan and other countries in the region. Both a land route through Turkey and into Northern Cyprus and air and sea routes directly into Europe and North America have been cited.
Turkey had allowed Israel to use their air space for training because their terrain closely resembled areas of Iran that Israel planned to attack. However, Turkey was unaware that planes involved in this effort were being relocated to forward staging areas in the Republic of Georgia, making Turkey, technically, fully complicit in this planned illegal attack.
Helping coordinate the attack are intelligence units forward stationed in Azerbaijan, under the guise of technicians, trainers and advisors under the broad armaments agreements with that small nation.
Supply operations, moving necessary ordnance, much of it supplied by the United States under ammunition storage agreements, is being moved through the Black Sea to the Georgian Port of Poti, a major site for exporting coal and manganese ore.
Cover for the supply operations is being performed by the Georgian Coast Guard, set up by Israel and manned with Israeli observers. Their job is to keep Russian surveillance craft away from supply operations under the guise of a “Gaza type” naval blockade of Abkhazia, a separatist province supported by Russia.
In 2012, Reuters confirmed part of this but the truth really came out when 2 Azeri military officers defected to Iran confirming the results of a combined Veterans Today and Press TV investigation. From Reuters:
BAKU (Reuters) – Israel’s “go-it-alone” option to attack Iran’s nuclear sites has set the Middle East on edge and unsettled its main ally at the height of a U.S. presidential election campaign.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exudes impatience, saying Tehran is barely a year from a “red line” for atomic capacity. Many fellow Israelis, however, fear a unilateral strike, lacking U.S. forces, would fail against such a large and distant enemy. But what if, even without Washington, Israel were not alone?
Azerbaijan, the oil-rich ex-Soviet republic on Iran’s far northern border, has, say local sources with knowledge of its military policy, explored with Israel how Azeri air bases and spy drones might help Israeli jets pull off a long-range attack.
It is this relationship between Turkey and Israel with its roots here or perhaps as early as 1421 when Sephardic Jews from Iberia began settling in Anatolia. There is a school of thought that this triumvirate of Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia has roots in the past, with many theories bandied about regarding the “lost tribe” origins of the Saudi Royal family or Turkey and its role with the Khazarian Empire, according to a Johns Hopkins genetic study, origin of almost the entire Jewish population in today’s world.
We mention this in passing because tossing aside, out of hand, such motivations, no matter how distant the era, can deny powerful forces. Suffice it to say, a historical case can be made for a collective challenge to a modern Persian Empire, as seen with Iran or even redressing the conquests of the Huns or Mongols.
That would bring us into the Balkans, Central Europe and to the reaches of Afghanistan, Pakistan and across Central Asia as well. Ah but again we digress, back to the 21st century and the CIA move against Iran.
Turkish gangsters under the guise of discussing the purchase of natural gas from Iran approached Iranian billionaire Babak Zanjani; this is where we are going to stop for a second – you simply won’t believe what is really behind this.
We are dealing with one of the biggest cons in history, loosely based on Iran-Contra; more important, long before he began considering running for the Presidency, this was a Donald Trump project.
You see, the mobsters that the CIA had gotten in bed with, capable of moving Iranian oil and laundering billions of dollars despite UN-imposed sanctions were Trump’s business partners in his Manhattan Soho project.
Iran was offered a deal by its ‘good friend’ Erdogan. You see, Erdogan hates the Kurds, he is imbued with a deep hatred of all things Kurdish, and the CIA had been using Kurds in northwest Iran to destabilise that nation as well. Iran thought they were going to have things in common, after all, wasn’t Erdogan a devout Muslim fundamentalist? Of course, Iran had to ignore a few things, like Erdogan’s dealings with Israel.
It was 2011 when Iran first learned that Israel had set up an airbase in Azerbaijan in order to attack Iran; it took some time for Iran to come to grips with the fact that Israel’s military outpost in the Caucasus was entirely dependent on logistical support from the Turkish military and the Republic of Georgia.
So when Erdogan came to them with a deal about trans-shipping their oil and banking their cash in order to circumvent US-imposed sanctions, Iran was also unaware to what extent traitors in their own midst were involved.
We are going to digress again, for a moment: enter Google Idea Groups; you probably didn’t know that Google jumped into the mercenary business, like everyone else. When Bush White House arch-hitman Jared Cohen went private, it began a chain of events, call it ‘Youth Alliance’ or Movements.org or Jigsaw; that marriage between the NeoCon holdovers in the State Dept. and the Mossad’s outposts within the tech industry, created a factory for regime change.
This marriage of internet giants, representing trillions of dollars in equity, and quite overtly the US State Department and UK Home Office, tasked with “spreading democracy,” an analog for “regime change,” is of massive significance. Considering conditions in Washington, by any standard one of the most corrupt capitols on earth, any idea of bringing nations resistant to US military occupation under America’s thumb as promoting freedom is beyond folly, yet here it is.
The first target of this monstrosity was Iran, building an intelligence network on the ground there, assassinations, terrorism and economic crimes. In 2013, Google, aided once again by Turkey and Georgia, would kill over 1,500 in Syria with Sarin gas and in 2014, would gun down demonstrators to overthrow the government in Ukraine.
To this day, they run a massive organisation called Google Jigsaw, joined at the hip with media giants like Facebook and even good old Microsoft, to ‘promote democracy’ around the world through bribery, assassination and terrorism. Isn’t that the CIA’s job. It all began here, from Wikipedia:
“In October 2008, Columbia University, the US Department of State, Google, Howcast Media and other media companies sponsored the inaugural Alliance of Youth Movements Summit. This event brought together digital activists, technology and media leaders, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and governments to convene, share best practices, and create a network of socially responsible Grassroots activists using technology for their movements and campaigns.
Following the inaugural summit, Jason Liebman (CEO and co-founder of Howcast), Roman Tsunder (co-founder of Access 360 Media), and Jared Cohen (Director of Google Ideas at Google) co-founded the Alliance for Youth Movements. This organization was dedicated to identifying, connecting, and supporting digital activists at the annual summit and throughout the year.
In December 2009, The Alliance for Youth Movements hosted its 2nd annual summit in Mexico City. This summit was sponsored by the US Department of State as well as other sponsors. The event convened activists and supporters interested in how social media and connection technologies were helping to combat violence, with a special focus on Latin America.
In March 2010, The Alliance for Youth Movements hosted its 3rd annual summit in London, which was sponsored by the UK Home Office and other media companies. At the end of the summit, it was announced that the Alliance for Youth Movements was launching a new online hub for digital activism, Movements.org.
In February 2011, Movements.org officially launched and the Alliance for Youth Movements re-branded itself as Movements.org.
In June 2012, Movements.org formally became a division of Advancing Human Rights (AHR), created in 2010 by Robert L. Bernstein (the founder of Human Rights Watch and former President and CEO of Random House for twenty-five years). AHR focuses on freedom of speech, women’s rights and promoting the freedoms outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, particularly by leveraging the power of the Internet. In 2016 Movements.org separated from Advancing Human Rights and is an independent project managed with the help of Democracy Council.
In August 2012, Movements.org in collaboration with Al Jazeera launched an interactive tool that tracks the defections of senior Syrian military officials, members of parliament and diplomats of Assad’s regime. The tracker was released on Al Jazeera.
On July 9, 2014, Movements.org launched as a marketplace site, where dissidents in closed societies could connect to legal, PR and technology experts in open societies. Natan Sharansky said of the platform, “Too often, leaders of the Free World have proved to be a disappointment to today’s dissidents. The citizens of free nations don’t need to.”
Now, let’s remember who the team is, we have Zanjani on the ground in Iran and a network of Google ‘operatives’, as this deal unravelled, he would be publicly hanged:
Of course, Zanjani was not working alone, he had accomplices outside Iran who participated in the smuggling of the Iranian oil and funnelled the profits into the creation of ISIS.
Zanjani worked with a number of Turkish businessmen, members of the Erdogan crime syndicate that runs Turkey; they include Erdogan’s son and Arif Arif, son of billionaire Kazakh property developer Tevfik Arif.
Tevfik Arif is a name that may be familiar to VT readers as I have mentioned him several times in the last year. Arif was one of the three partners in the failed Trump Soho development in Manhattan, the other partners were Felix Sater of the Russian Mafia and Donald Trump.
In Turkey, we have Erdogan and Tevfik Arif, their respective sons, their oligarch banker friends and most important of all, their powerful assets in the United States which included, as of 2012, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as the Director of the DIA, the most clumsy and inept public agency in American history.
In the US, Felix Sater, of course, Donald Trump, and the appearance of what, to some, may have been ‘Russian Oligarch’ of course, there was and is, nothing Russian about them….
This was the Kosher Nostra, those who looted the Soviet Union and laundered billions in Russian foreign currency holdings through the Alfa Bank among others, straight into then bankrupt Donald Trump’s organisation.
The CIA came back again, this time with another deal. With the US dedicated to ‘regime change’ in Syria, what better than financing this with oil money? Better still, not just regime change in Syria, but regime change in Iraq as well. Here’s what the CIA didn’t tell Obama? More important, here’s what Gen. Petraeus didn’t tell Obama:
There’s no way of financially supporting a civil war in Syria without accessing Syria’s oil wealth. There’s a problem here – Syria’s oil is in the east, in Deir-Ezzur. The ethnic/tribal groups that could be recruited to fight Assad are primarily Arabs living in the west of Syria; they would never be enough, not without the addition of mercenaries and air support, not without a lot of things.
Syria was a relatively cohesive nation with a strong central government and powerful army; President Assad is, on the whole, a popular, liberal and democratic leader, certainly the most popular in the Middle East and the most respected.
What the CIA didn’t tell Obama was this: Syria couldn’t be taken until Iraq was destroyed.
Thus, the plan that began in 2008 with Jared Cohen, a plan that began when it became clear that Iran would survive the Bush years intact, was hatched, not only to bring down Syria but Iraq as well.
The tools used were the ones at hand, the alliance of Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, backing from the Gulf States as well, and the twin mercenary forces of ISIS and al Qaeda’s now openly Saudi financed Jabat al Nusra.
Aiding this, and assembled by Google Idea Groups with Human Rights Watch, were news organizations such as Reuters, al Jazeera, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and dozens of refugee related phony NGOs such as the White Helmets and so many others.
The self-financing organization would loot oil from both Iraq and Syria using not only over 10,000 trucks brought in from around the world by ship, driven across Turkey and handed over to ISIS, but much more.
Entire factories were stolen from Syria, 140 from Aleppo alone, museums looted, banks, the land stripped bare, populations enslaved, refugees trafficked for sex, thousands of women and children moved into camps in Turkey and actually sold online, all made possible by, wait for it, Google, the company that makes the internet safe for the rest of us.
In late 2013, the Saudis, Israelis and CIA brought the key Iraqi Sunni tribal leaders, including state governors to Dubai; there, a plan was laid out for them. The Sunnis are a minority in current Iraq, only 30% of the population. Here’s the deal they were offered.
They would partner with the pro-Turkish Barzani Kurds in Erbil and allow the small extremist group setup by Gen. Petraeus, centered in the town of Ramasdi, the capital of Anbar province, to simply take over not just all of western Iraq, but oil-rich Kirkuk in the north as well. This secret alliance with the Kurds is what made it all possible – this betrayal of Baghdad.
One of the largest oil pipelines in the world flows from Kirkuk into Turkey. in order to steal the oil from the massive Kirkuk fields to renew that old partnership of stolen Iraqi oil with British Petroleum and Exxon (yes, we’re talking Rex Tillerson), a ‘minor’ false-flag terrorist attack was needed.
In 2014, an explosion in Cizre, Turkey, blamed on the PKK Kurds and modeled on the pipeline attack of; however, key members of the Baghdad government were deeply suspicious because ISIS was maintaining oil operations , especially pipeline operations that moved oil all the way through Turkey to the Mediterranean and onto the Global markets. All of this was being down while Turkey was claiming said pipeline had been shut down.
Simultaneously, a truck convoy capability was developed, paralleling the one used by Saddam to defeat sanctions after the first gulf war. This was not the first time the Ceyhan, Baku pipeline was “blown up” and blamed on PKK Kurdish rebels. This is one of the ways the oil markets have been manipulated for years, this and phony Iranian claims of closing the Straits of Hormuz.
I have personally watched this process while sitting in Erbil with local political leaders, laughing about it.
Now for background on Felix Sater, the man we believe put the entire deal together, the deal that, as we are now noting, took on a life of its own as tens of thousands of mercenaries where shepherded around the world to Iraq and Syria, people who didn’t know it was all a game, and formed a very real Islamic State.
It was former Minister of Justice, Dr. Nyed of Syria, who reminded me of this, that though ISIS may be a Mafia or Mossad or CIA front, those involved are mostly people seeking a better life, desperate people who put their lives on the line for a paltry Saudi paycheck each month.
Sater began his professional life as a New York City stock broker; spent 15 months in prison for stabbing a man in the face with a broken wine glass in a bar fight; and then became involved in a pump and dump penny stock scheme in association with the Gambino and Genovese crime families. When he and his associates were arrested in the securities fraud scheme in 1998, Sater tried to make a deal to save himself.
According to reliable accounts, what Sater offered to do was work with the CIA to facilitate the purchase of Stinger missiles on the weapons black market in post-Soviet Central Asia. According to his accomplice and business partner, Salvatore Lauria, who wrote a book detailing the story, the CIA was more keen on working with Sater than was the FBI, which had recently been burned by its longstanding and close working relationship with Whitey Bulger.
The plan eventually fell apart. It seemed like Sater and Lauria might end up doing hard time. They had defrauded investors over more than $40 million. Then 9/11 happened and everything changed. Suddenly the federal government was much more interested in Sater’s help.
Lauria later disowned the book which he had co-written with an AP reporter, David Barry, claiming it was fiction. But Barry insists that he reported out everything contained in the book.
Sater’s attorney Robert Wolf made various seemingly hyperbolic claims about Sater’s cooperation for federal law enforcement and intelligence. He told The Washington Times in early 2015 that Sater worked on “the most serious matters of national security, battling our greatest enemies at tremendous risk to his own life and for the benefits of all citizens of our country … [saving] potentially tens of thousands, if not millions, of our citizens’ lives.”
In 2001, Arif moved some of his businesses to the United States and founded the Bayrock Group, a real estate development company. He began developing property in Brooklyn, first redeveloping Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza, a waterfront shopping center in Sheepshead Bay. Arif was originally the sole employee of Bayrock, later hiring Felix Sater as managing director.
After moving the Bayrock Group to Trump Tower, Arif developed a relationship with billionaire businessman Donald Trump. Trump provided a licensing deal for the Trump SoHo hotel in a joint venture between the Bayrock Group and the Sapir Organisation. In 2007, Bayrock traded future profits from Trump SoHo and other projects in exchange for $50 million in financing from Icelandic company FL Group. The arrangement led Bayrock’s finance director to file racketeering lawsuits, alleging that money was diverted to people outside the company, including Salvatore Lauria, an associate of Sater’s.
Trump and Bayrock later developed the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Fort Lauderdale. Arif also worked to introduce Trump to investors from Russia. Through Bayrock, Arif collaborated with Trump on projects in Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Arizona, Colorado, New York, and Florida.
So what have we described? We have Trump at the root of the CIA’s moves against Iran. We had early on established Trump as godfather to the Russian Mafia, in reality the Kosher Nostra, which includes the Turkish “oligarchs” as well and ties him to the center of Likudist power in Tel Aviv.
This became clear early on with his announcement of moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a city not technically in Israel, a city under occupation according to numerous UN resolutions.
This act along gives up much US leverage with Israel and, though its stupidity alone, devalues the US to both Turkey and Saudi Arabia as preeminent Sunni Islam nations in leadership positions. If Trump were working for Russia and trying to end American influence in the Middle East, this would be the move to make; but then again, he has not made that move yet, not of this writing anyway.
We also have to pay heed to the Google-Jigsaw group and understand now how Victoria “Kagan” Nuland overthrew Ukraine and began a war on Syria and Iraq while theoretically serving an administration that would never have accepted these policies. The real weakness of Obama, elected without any congressional support behind him, is now clear as bell.
For years it became increasingly embarrassing watching Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov bandying about like best friends while a Washington-based liberal presidency sent arms to a right-wing, even neo-Fascist regime in Kiev put in place by Neocon “embeds” who now make up the heart of the Trump regime.
We also have to look at Trump in a more realistic context, joined at the hip with Felix Sater and, of course, Jeffrey Epstein as well. We have to look at Trump’s history with mob boss Roy Cohn, mentor for Trump that handed him control of state and federal judges and prosecutors that turned dozens, even hundreds of criminal cases against him – not just fraud and conspiracy but extortion, even murder, into lawsuits to be “settled.”
It was Roy Cohn who gave Trump that teflon coating that has already saved his young and inept presidency from disaster several times.
Then we have to juxtapose the macro and the micro, the centuries old religious, ethnic and political, in reality economic as well, rivalries that create the backdrop for today’s world. The Cold War was forgotten too quickly, that we are all the inheritor of that era as much as we inherited borders from not only Europe’s colonial era but the machinations of treaties as well.
Afghanistan is such a construct as is Israel, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and India, the Balkans, Poland, certainly Ukraine, all engineered to promote chaos and strife for generation upon generation, as we see it played out for us here. This is where organizations like Google-Jigsaw comes into focus.
At the forefront of it all, for a very small window that I am fairly certain will disappear, are a few players in time. A weak and confused FBI director is fired, the head of an organization long demoralized, penetrated, long chasing shadows, long tasked with picking low hanging fruit and protecting America’s most corrupt.
Ahead of them an Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, repugnant to most Americans, a small-minded bigot whose office and beliefs have been on the block during his entire adult years. It all became clear to me watching Senator Lindsey Graham question fired Attorney General Sally Yates, a person it seems of both courage and intellect. Graham came on our radar some years ago through friends in the South Carolina Air National Guard, where Graham held the rank of Colonel, despite little if any qualifications.
His fellow officers there, pilots not lawyers like Graham, to a man complained bitterly of Grahams moral corruption and sexual dalliances. Similarly, Trump’s other “opponent” in the senate, John McCain, who Trump called a coward and traitor during the election actually is, by our estimates, a coward and traitor.
Remember, it is Graham and McCain that represent the only viable, though far from “credible,” opposition in the US Senate to Trump. Both are clearly of the same cloth, not only long implicated in lifelong misconduct but believed to have major roles in the terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking at the heart of Neocon polices in Asia and Africa.
Thus, all hinges on what is really a phony investigation into Michael Flynn and Russia with all knowing well that Flynn is and has long been a Turkish agent.
Moreover, were on a “fly on the wall” when Obama warned Trump about Flynn, it can safely be assumed that Obama grossly understated his reasons for firing Flynn from the DIA – reasons we believe could well have sent Flynn to prison for a very long time.
Similarly, Obama’s talent for understatement, in all probability because this is all “classified material,” led to Trump firing missiles into Syria over a staged sarin attack, which Obama should have told him represented a pattern of false-flag terrorism inside Syria on behalf of Israel and Turkey, involving the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmets, both terrorist front groups, according to numerous sources that long since went mainstream.
Where this can go is significant. We can assume that, minimally, $4 billion in Iranian oil was stolen, marketed by Tillerson’s Exxon among other, cashed out through the Trump organization working with Erdogan.
We can assume that billions from ISIS have also been similarly laundered.
We can assume that the pattern of regional wars can now be tied by following a trail that may well begin with Flynn and Jeff Sessions, though Google’s mercenary operations, paralleling partnerships with the CIA and Kosher Nostra, perhaps into the Alfa Bank into some Russian hands, all with relationships at every level involving the Trump campaign.