…among our headlines of interest, May 2017…
[Editor’s note, June 5: catching up with another busy month, we have added more links since first posting]
China is on the moon…
Intelligence Online – CHINA: Intelligence services look for extra-terrestrial life
While leading a massive terrestrial infrastructure project…
Fort Russ (translating РИА Новости) – Eurasian Integration: Putin praises China’s One Belt One Road
Global Research (Rick Sterling) – Russia Looks East, Capitalism with a Strong State Sector. Observations and Impressions from Russia
China Daily – Trump encouraged to attend Belt-Road forum
It ought to have been his first foreign visit; instead, he went to Riyadh…
Giza Death Star – WHILE TRUMP WAS IN RIYADH DANCING AND SELLING ARMS, THIS WAS HAPPENING …
Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – World Leaders Gather in Beijing While the US Sinks into Irrelevancy
LarouchePAC – Whither the United States: Nuclear War or New Silk Road?
Xinhua (May 25) – China protests U.S. warship entering South China Sea
Timeline of ongoing tensions in the Koreas…
IntelNews (May 2) – CIA director makes unannounced visit to South Korea to discuss tensions
Yonhap News Agency (May 10) – Liberal Moon Jae-in elected S. Korea’s new president
Concerning the escalating tensions with Pyongyang…
I will solve the security crisis promptly. I will go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula. If necessary, I will fly straight to Washington. I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and under the right circumstances go to Pyongyang as well. I will do whatever I can to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula. I will further strengthen the ROK-U.S. alliance. Meanwhile, I will negotiate earnestly with the U.S. and China to solve the THAAD problem. Strong security depends on robust defense capabilities. I will try hard to strengthen our independent defense power. I will also lay the foundation for the resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue. I will provide a turning point to lower tensions on the peninsula by firmly establishing a Northeast Asia peace regime.
Korean Central News Agency – DPRK People Vow to Revenge upon Terrorist Maniacs
Pyongyang, May 6 (KCNA) — The statement released by the Ministry of State Security of the DPRK as regards the recent heinous crime committed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the U.S. and the Intelligence Service (IS) of south Korea sweeps all the army and people of the country to anger. Enraged at the thrice-cursed state-sponsored terrorism targeting the supreme leadership of the DPRK hatched by CIA and IS, they are bursting out their anger to annihilate homicidal maniacs.
In this regard, Kim Jong Son, a worker of the Pukchang Thermal Power Complex, told KCNA:
I can not repress my surging indignation against CIA and IS who dared hatch a vicious plot to commit state-sponsored terrorism against our supreme leadership by use of biochemical substance.
The dirty plotters and bloodthirsty felons, shocked by the victorious advance of the socialist Korea despite of their moves to isolate and stifle it, are making last-ditch efforts.
Those idiots who are dreaming of eclipsing the eternal sun of the DPRK can never be left alive.
Han Jong Chon, a resident in Haeju City, South Hwanghae Province, said:
We should eradicate the groups of terrorist fanatics and homicidal maniacs by ferreting out to the last one the organizers, conspirators and followers of the recent hideous state-sponsored terrorism even by ransacking the whole earth.
Jon Myong Chol, an officer of the Korean People’s Army, said that it is as clear as noonday that such heinous crime would continue to be attempted, as long as there exist CIA and IS, the most heinous groups of terrorism and dens of plot and trick.
We should never leave them to themselves anymore, he said, adding:
It is high time to launch a series of powerful anti-terrorism striking actions to root up all the dens of plot. -0-
Asahi Shimbun – Kim Jong Nam thought to have met U.S. agent ahead of slaying
Yonhap (May 10, also Alert 5) – N. Korea unveils ‘satellite photos’ of THAAD in S. Korea
The Duran (May 14) – Kim Jong-Un fires missile that lands 60 miles from Russia’s Vladivostok
Korea Herald (May 16) – THAAD radar detected N. Korea’s missile launch: defense chief
KCNA (May 22) – Kim Jong Un Supervises Test-fire of Ballistic Missile
….The test-fire of Pukguksong-2 was aimed to finally verify all the technical indexes of the weapon system and thoroughly examine its adaptability under various battle conditions, before its deployment at military units for action.
The Supreme Leader issued an order to launch the missile at the observation post…
Saying with pride that the missile’s hitting accuracy is very high and Pukguksong-2 is a successful strategic weapon, he approved the deployment of this weapon system for action.
Now that its tactical and technical data met the requirements of the Party, this type of missile should be rapidly mass-produced in a serial way to arm the KPA Strategic Force, he said.
He set forth the strategic tasks for bolstering up the country’s nuclear force.
He expressed belief that the national defence scientists and workers at the munitions factories intensely loyal to the WPK would produce better and more Juche weapons, nuclear offensive means of Korean style.
He had a photo [jpg] taken with all the national defence scientists, technicians, workers and officials who carried out the successful test-launch.
Accompanying him were Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Jong Sik, Jong Sung Il, Yu Jin, Jo Yong Won and other senior officials of the C.C., WPK and General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the KPA Strategic Force. -0-
(May 23) – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Refutes U.S. Act of Faulting DPRK’s Test Launch of Strategic Missile
…Nothing favorable can be expected from the U.S. and its followers obsessed by inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK. But it is absolutely ridiculous to see them finding fault with the DPRK’s every measure for self-defence.
The DPRK substantially displayed the capabilities for mounting a nuclear attack at Hawaii housing the U.S. pacific forces command and the Pacific operational theatre including Alaska, and has built full capabilities for attacking the U.S. mainland, the stronghold of aggression.
The U.S. and its followers’ despicable act of taking issue with the DPRK’s measures for bolstering nuclear force will only result in increasing our hostility to them and furthering the efforts to diversify and modernize our own nuclear force. -0-
Yonhap News Agency – South Korea fires warning shots at flying object from North
KCNA – Military Provocation to DPRK by S. Korean Warmongers
Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) — The puppet military of south Korea let a spy drone “Heron” intrude deep into the territorial air of the DPRK four times while flying above the hotspot waters of the West Sea of Korea and its vicinity from 07:46 to 20:40 on May 26.
Such grave military provocation was committed when the U.S. imperialists forward-deployed four “Global Hawks” and over 100 pilots at the Yokoda air base of Japan, near the DPRK, from Guam under the pretext of escaping from typhoon.
The recent adventurous provocation is prompted by their sinister scheme to ward off the growing demand of the south Korean people for improved north-south relations and ignite a war for invasion of the north, pursuant to their U.S. master’s anti-DPRK policy…
Asahi Shimbun (May 27) – U.S. to deploy 3rd carrier group to deter North Korea
KCNA – U.S., S. Korean Warmongers’ Plan to Stage Largest-ever Joint Military Drills Flailed
Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released a statement on Sunday to denounce the U.S. and the south Korean warmongers for planning to stage the largest-ever joint military exercises with the involvement of Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan nuclear task forces in the waters off the Korean peninsula in upcoming June under the pretext of the DPRK’s legitimate measure for bolstering the military capabilities for self-defence.
In the past the U.S. frequently infiltrated nuclear carrier task force into the waters off the Korean peninsula in its frantic bid to pose military threat to the DPRK. But never has it gone so desperate as now as it plans to stage the joint military drills with the introduction of the two nuclear carrier task forces…
Now that the aggressors and provokers are watching for an opportunity to invade the DPRK, regarding it as a thorn in the flesh, it is quite natural for the DPRK to bolster the nuclear sword for justice to defend the destiny of the country and the nation and the life of its people. No one can find fault with this as it is an extremely just option for self-defence…
The U.S. must clearly understand that its frantic moves of holding joint military drill against the DPRK with the introduction of nuclear carrier strike groups will only make our nuclear weapons target the heart of the enemies…
Apparently the U.S. kept Moon out of the loop on THAAD deployment…
Morning Star – South Korea: Moon angered by arrival of weapons
KCNA (May 30) – Kim Jong Un Guides Test-fire of Ballistic Rocket Based on Precision Guidance System
…The test was conducted in the way of medium range firing for minute remote observation to the last-stage guidance of warhead. It is aimed to verify the technical indices of new-type precision guided ballistic rocket capable of making ultra-precision strike on the enemies’ objects at any area and examine the reliability of caterpillar self-propelled launching pad vehicle, newly designed to operate under various battle conditions.
The ballistic rocket flew toward the east sky where the day was breaking and correctly hit a designated target point with deviation of seven meters after flying at the medium range.
The test-fire verified the flight stability of ballistic rocket loaded with fin-controlled warhead in the active flying section and reconfirmed the accuracy of velocity correction and attitude stabilization system by a small heat jet engine in middle flying section.
It also verified the accuracy of ultra-precision guidance in the re-entry section by more precise late-stage guidance system and fully confirmed the running features in different geographical conditions of newly-developed caterpillar self-propelled launching pad vehicle and features of its automated launching preparation process.
Seeing the successful test-fire of ballistic rocket, he said that the rocket, which appeared for the first time at the square of military parade marking the Day of the Sun, seems to be sharp shooter’s arms of precision hitting a target and such accurate hit would dig up eyes of the enemies…
It is noteworthy that the preceding DPRK missile tests in April had failed – accompanied with very conspicuous “no comments” by Trump administration. The successful tests in May followed the landing of the X-37B on May 8…
Alert 5 – X-37B has landed, this time in Florida
Earlier in the month…
30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB (Youtube) – GT-222GM Minuteman III Launch
Global Research (Eric Zuesse) – America’s Top Scientists Confirm: U.S. Goal Now Is to Conquer Russia. “Disarming Enemies with a Surprise Nuclear First Strike”
Strategic-Culture – NATO Builds Infrastructure for Permanent Military Presence Near Russia’s Borders
Occult Nazi nomenclature (see Bibliotecapleyades: The Nazi Party, the Thule Society, the Occult, and Freemasonry) persisting as the New Cold War revitalizes Thule Air Base…
Wall Street Journal – U.S. Jet Fighters Flex Muscle Amid Russia Tensions
Fort Russ (translating Al Mayadeen) – Iran Builds the Third Underground Missile Factory, Will Soon Test its First Ballistic Surface-to-surface Missile
ThereAreNoSunglasses (Tasnim) – Iran Threatens Saudi-Sponsored Pakistani Terrorists For Killing Border Guards
Express Tribune (May 8) – Pakistan army kills 50 Afghan troops in Chaman: IGFC
ThereAreNoSunglasses (May 28) – Nighttime Helicopters spotted landing in Taliban areas, Once Again
Consortium News – Alleged Russia-Taliban Arms Link Disputed
21st Century Wire (May 20) – US Coalition Attacks Syrian Forces – Helping ISIS in the Process
Минобороны России (Youtube) – Russian Navy conducted strikes by 4 Kalibr cruise missiles on objects of ISIS near Palmyra
Military Times (May 24) – US increases use of deconfliction hotline with Russia amid pending operation to liberate Raqqa
Antiwar – US Airstrike Kills at Least 30 Syrian Civilians Near Iraq Border – US Bombs East Syria Village Second Day in a Row, Over 115 Civilians Killed – US Attacks on East Syria Town Kill Over 100 Civilians
Moon of Alabama – Libya – Massacre At Brak al-Shatti May Trigger Larger Civil War
Vice News – The war you’ve never heard of
Asharq Al-Awsat – US Navy SEAL Killed in Somalia Clash with Al Shabaab Militants
Indian Ocean Newsletter – SOMALIA: Military bases a token of UAE-Turkish rivalry for clout
Intelligence Online – Pakistani commandos for Yemen
Fort Russ (translating Al Mayadeen) – Yemeni Resistance Forces Capture Key Strategic Area in Marib Province
24 Resistance Axis (Youtube) – Yemen launches Burkan 2 missile on King Salman Base in Riyadh, KSA
World Conflict Films (Youtube) – Saudi Air Defense Intercept Incoming Houthi Ballistic Missiles
Newsbud (Kurt Nimmo) – New York Times Makes Case for Killing Children in Yemen
Fort Russ (translating Breakingnews.sy) – Former White Helmets Associates Speak About the Group’s Fabrications and Possession of Prohibited Chemicals
Moon of Alabama – France Prepares Pro-AlQaeda Intervention In Syria
Middle East Eye – ‘Sorted’ by MI5: How UK government sent British-Libyans to fight Gaddafi
Jerusalem Post – Israeli minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Assad
Al Monitor – Netanyahu’s old friend becomes Trump’s new ally
Having former lobbyist Dan Coats in Trump’s DHS is not hurting Lockheed Martin and its customers…
Flight Global – Israeli air force to receive unique test F-35
Business Insider (Reuters) – The State Department just approved a $2 billion sale of Patriot missile systems to the United Arab Emirates
Intelligence Online – SAUDI ARABIA: Bin Salman sidelines Bin Nayef on security
Al Monitor – Turkey-Ukraine defense industry ties are booming
Hurriyet Daily – Turkey tests its first national missile in Black Sea
Middle East Eye – Erdogan family acquired oil tanker through tax havens: Reports
Penny for your thoughts – US/Kurds Do Damage Control After Russian Outing of Terrorist Colllusion
International Business Tribune – Erdogan calls on Muslims to flood Jerusalem’s iconic mosque and protect its Islamic identity
Wayne Madsen Report – May 4-5, 2017 — Brennan’s last mission at CIA: Greater Albania project
WMR has learned from knowledgeable Balkans sources that the final mission of John Brennan before leaving as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was giving the Albanian government the green light to pursue its long-held goal of establishing a “Greater Albania” in the Balkans.
Brennan paid a highly-suspicious visit to Tirana, Albania, on December 7, 2016. Most Obama administration appointees would have been updating their CVs and arranging for post-government employment a month prior to the inauguration. But not Brennan, who had other priorities. Brennan was not in Albania to discuss measures to oppose jihadism in the Balkans, but to promote it by combining Albanian nationalism with radical Muslim fervor. Brennan was in Albania to promote the CIA’s top secret Operation WIZARD OF OZ, concocted by Langley and the CIA’s station in Milan. The Milan station was the perfect location for Brennan and his inner circle to plan for the launch of the Greater Albania project.
Milan Station, notorious since the days when Robert Seldon Lady was the station chief who orchestrated the illegal kidnapping of a Muslim cleric from a street in Milan and his rendition to face torture in Egypt, is a repository for CIA “cowboys.” Under Brennan, Milan Station was a focal point for recruiting Albanian mafiosi to don Muslim mufti and travel to Syria to join Islamic State (ISIL) and Al Qaeda units fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad. Many of the Albanian veterans of the Syrian campaign returned to the Balkans and stood ready to implement the Greater Albania operation. All that was needed was a personal order from Brennan. That order was delivered on December 7 to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Albanian Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli, and Albanian National Police chief Haki Cato.
Officially, Brennan was lauding Albania’s efforts to fight Islamist terrorism. In fact, he was arranging for Albanian terrorists with links to ISIL, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), and the National Liberation Army (UCK) of Macedonia to begin a program of destabilization of majority Albanian regions in the Balkans. These include those in Macedonia, which has been wracked by political violence with the aid of George Soros-funded political groups; Kosovo; Montenegro, and the Chameria region of northwestern Greece, where the Albanian Chameria Liberation Army (UCC) receives military assistance from the KLA and UCK…
In Macedonia, the Democratic Party, the major Albanian political party, working with the CIA Station in Milan and the U.S. embassy in the capital Skopje, engineered an unconstitutional takeover of the parliamentary speaker’s chair by party leader, Talat Xhaferi.
Xhaferi assumed control of the position with the encouragement of the U.S. State Department’s chief envoy for European affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee; the US ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily; and the agreement of the Soros-run and pro-NATO and European Union Macedonian Social Democratic Party led by Zoran Zaev. Baily is a leading State Department expert on nation-breaking, having served in Erbil, the capital of secession-minded Iraqi Kurdistan, and Bangladesh, which borders the secessionist and violence-prone Burmese Muslim region of Rakhine.
Donald Trump’s CIA director, Mike Pompeo, has continued the CIA’s role in the Greater Albania project. WMR learned that during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s phone call with Trump on May 3, Putin emphatically told Trump to stay clear of any further attempts to conduct regime change in the Balkans, especially in Macedonia and Serbia.
Xhaferi is tied to the murder by UCK and KLA terrorists of 8 Macedonian policemen in 2001. The massacre of the policemen came in the same year that UCK paramilitary forces attempted to seize control of the towns of Tetovo, Kumanovo, Radusa, and Aracinovo, as well as surrounding regions. It was discovered that the U.S. mercenary firm, Military Professional Resources, Inc. (MPRI) of Alexandria, Virginia, was providing weapons to the KLA and UCK on the Albanian side and Macedonian government troops who were battling them.
In May 2016, Brennan paid a secretive visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia, where he met with Bosnian intelligence-security agency (OSA) chief Osman Mehmedagić. Brennan sought assurances from Mehmedagić that Bosnia would support the Greater Albanian operation. Brennan reportedly received Sarajevo’s full support. In order to preoccupy Serbia and distract it from events in Macedonia and Albanian regions of Montenegro, Bosnia agreed to increase pressure on the Srpska Republic, the Serbian component of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Federation.
In many ways, Macedonia now finds itself in the same Balkans ethnic tinderbox position as did Bosnia in 1914. The assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo by a Serbian terrorist was the trigger that started World War I. Brennan and his associates have set the ground in Macedonia for another hair trigger event in the Balkans that could lead to World War III. The U.S. and NATO have absorbed Montenegro while the Russians have let it be known it will not stand idly by while NATO moves into Macedonia, Serbia, and the Srpska Republic, which represent Moscow’s “line in the sand” in the Balkans.
From the CIA department of hi-jinx?…
Zero Hedge – Mapping Europe’s Secessionist Movements
In the larger conflict of sovereigntism vs. globalism, do secessionist movements better serve the globalist agenda? Are a patchwork of weaker jurisdictional entities easier to lord over by transnational corporations and institutions? Within this ongoing struggle, globalism enjoys a respite with Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of Le Pen in the French election, in spite of a last ditch effort to sink his campaign…
Wayne Madsen reveals Macron to be a tool of these very transnational corporate and intelligence interests…
Excerpts from extensive articles available to WMR subscribers…
Buried within the some 12 gigabytes of files hacked from the computer systems of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche presidential campaign movement are several key documents, some classified as “Confidential,” describing how an American front company for the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency took over control of Gemplus International, France’s leading manufacturer of smart cards.
The move by the American intelligence services began in 2001 and the operation was largely complete by 2004. In September 2001, just a few days before the 9/11 attack, this editor spoke at the annual European smart card applications and technology (ESCAT) conference in Espoo, Finland with the chairman and founder of Gemplus in 1988, French businessman and technology guru Marc Lassus. He related how his company was being pursued in a hostile takeover bid by Americans fronting for the U.S. intelligence services. Lassus would have known about American economic espionage conducted against France since his former employer, Thomson-CSF, was a top target of NSA and CIA surveillance. The documents about the successful takeover of Gemplus, along with its main factory in Gemenos, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, by an American firm called Texas Pacific Group (TPG) are included in the tranche of files lifted from the En Marche computers. TPG first acquired Gemplus shares in February 2000. In 2006, Gemplus merged with Axalto to form Gemalto.
The French press, which is lavishing in its praise of Macron, a former Rothschild banker, describes the Gemplus documents as having nothing to do with Macron. The French media argues that Macron was a mere student at the elitist French civil service academy, the École nationale d’administration (ENA) until he graduated in 2004. However, as the leaked documents clearly indicate, the Gemplus takeover was still being investigated by the French government when Macron became an Inspector of Finances in the French Ministry of Economy in 2004. Macron’s role was to ensure that French companies were free of foreign attempts to stymie French economic growth. It is very likely that En Marche’s files on the Gemplus takeover were to have backup information at the ready in the event Macron’s role in covering up details of the American takeover were to become public. It is also noteworthy that one of En Marche’s few policy statements is to “monitor,” but not prevent foreign ownership of strategic French industries and businesses.
In 2008, Macron left government to join the Rothschild & Cie Banque. He also became a leader in the neoconservative-heavy French-American Foundation, which counts among its alum Hillary Clinton, General Wesley Clark, and former World Bank president Robert Zoellick.
The operative question about Macron is: what did he know about the Gemplus takeover and when did he know it? The En Marche Gemplus files, contained in a folder marked “Macron,” and dealing with the American takeover read like a spy novel.
One file [jpg], marked “Confidential,” and sent to Stefan Quandt of the billionaire Quandt family of BMW and Daimler fame in Germany, deals with the firm’s plummeting stock value in 2001 amid “extremely tense relationship and clashes between the main people at the top echelons, and breakdown of communication with the personnel. As a result, the bulk of them is completely unmotivated today.”
As an inspector within the French Economy Ministry, it is astounding that Macron would not have been aware of the violation of French law that occurred with the American takeover of Gemplus. This is also described in the file from his campaign, which points to: “Irresponsible statements, often followed by reversals on site closures and firing of personnel, even before consulting with their representatives (as the law and common sense requires).”…
The memo to Quandt contains information that one might normally expect to see from a government financial oversight agency like the Inspector of Finances of the Economy Ministry. The negative information on Gemplus resulted in a January 24, 2002, report from Goldman Sachs that urged the company to continue with its American-directed restructuring in order to maintain market health. Although he was a student at the ENA, there is scant information on what projects to which Macron was assigned in 2001 by his civil service professors.
The Quandts are very publicity-shy and there is a good reason for it. Guenther Quandt manufactured Mauser firearms and anti-aircraft rockets for the Third Reich. He divorced his first wife, Magde Quandt, after they had one child, Harald Quandt. Magde then married Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Stefan Quandt, who was involved in the takeover of Gemplus, is the son of Harald Quandt’s half-brother Herbert Quandt.
The Confidential memo to Quandt continues:
“As a result:- the unions are at the local governor’s office twice a week complaining and seeking immediate action against the dominant ‘American’ position in their company and against the ‘foreign management’ imposed on them. Several legal actions are envisaged, and some have already started.
– the unions have already attacked the ‘advantages’ given to the CEO Peres [sic] [reference to Antonio M. Perez, Gemplus CEO from June 2000 to December 2001, Perez was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gemplus International and the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient from B’nai B’rith International] and to the management team.
– The Luxembourg superstructure is also under close scrutiny. The labour unions are equally implicating the shareholders that have approved such actions, including the family Quandt, in the criminal proceedings.”
It is also noteworthy that Perez’s successor as CEO of Gemplus in December 2001 was Ron Mackintosh, the former CEO of Computer Sciences Corporation Europe (CSC). At the time, CSC was also a major contractor for the NSA….
Other Gemplus-related files in the En Marche folder include issues related to one of the principals of Gemplus, Ziad Takieddine, a French-Lebanese Druze arms broker and graduate of the CIA-linked American University of Beirut, who helped engineer the American takeover with the help of Herr Quandt. Takieddine has helped conclude major French arms deals with Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. Accused of money laundering in the British Virgin Islands by his ex-wife, Takieddine is also the uncle of Amal Alamuddin, the wife of actor George Clooney. Takieddine is also a bitter political foe of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who lost out in the presidential race in 2017 to rival conservative François Fillon. Macron edged out Fillon in the first round of the presidential election, coming in second to Fillon’s third place finish.
Takieddine, Quandt, and Texas Pacific (TPG) were all clearly part of a conspiracy to get rid of Lassus and the French ownership, as a decision to dump Lassus and Perez was made at a Gemplus board meeting held in Washington, DC, not in France, on December 15, 2001.
Another principal in the American takeover of Gemplus was Lee Kheng Nam, a Singapore business executive and a recipient of an M.S. degree in Operations Research and System Analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The co-founder of TPG, David Bonderman, of Fort Worth, Texas, was also involved in the hostile takeover of GemPlus. TPG’s acquisition of Gemplus shares was conducted through a virtually unknown shell company registered in Gibraltar called “Zensus.” Bonderman, who is Jewish, created a political stir in 2012 in Egypt when he met with Khairat El-Shater, the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a member of the Mohamed Morsi government. Bonderman said he was looking at investment opportunities in Egypt….
In September 2002, Alex Mandl, an American native of Vienna, Austria, and a former President of AT&T, chairman and CEO of Teligent, board member of the CIA’s venture capital firm IN-Q-TEL, and member of the board of the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, was named CEO of Gemplus International. He continues as the executive chairman of Gemalto, which replaced Gemplus after its merger with Axalto.
As a result of the disclosures of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, it is now known that the British Government Communications Headquarters, working with the NSA, successfully penetrated the SIM cards used by Gemalto. The GCHQ/NSA successfully intercepted mobile communications using encryption-enabled Gemalto SIM chips of mobile carriers in Afghanistan, Yemen, India, Serbia, Iran, Iceland, Somalia, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The GCHQ-NSA attack also targeted Gemalto SIM card personalization centers in Japan, Colombia. and Italy. The NSA and GCHQ hack of Gemalto’s SIM chips by their joint Mobile Handset Exploitation Team (MHET) represents perhaps the largest NSA interception operation in history, one that saw billions of mobile calls and text messages successfully intercepted and decoded by NSA and its GCHQ partner. More sinister is the inclusion of Gemalto SIM card identification data in the CIA’s database of cell phones targeted by U.S. drone strikes…
Macron’s role in the takeover of Gemplus International SA by Americans, fronting for the CIA and NSA, would certainly be quite in line with his thinking as a globalist, Rothschild banker, European Union advocate, and Zionist. At the very least, Macron appears to be a full CIA asset residing in the Elysée Palace. With the success of NSA and CIA in gaining access to Gemplus, now Gemalto’s SIM technology and knowing of Macron’s strong pro-American credentials, did he help engineer the Gemplus takeover by refraining from investigating it as an Economy Ministry financial inspector? It sure looks that way.
WMR’s recent article on French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s possible role in the U.S. Intelligence Community completing the seizure of French smart card giant Gemplus International, while Macron was an inspector in the French Industry Ministry triggered immense interest in France. On the heels of our article, we received details of Macron’s role as the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Digital Affairs in the second government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls in 2014 in delivering other French industries into the hands of the Americans.
While Economy Minister, Macron, a former Rothschild banker, never raised a single objection as American executives began taking senior positions in the European aerospace giant Airbus. In 2016, a 38-year old American-Ukrainian named Paul Eremenko, took the job of technical director at Airbus. What concerned French labor leaders and Airbus employees is the fact that Eremenko’s previous employer was the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which works closely with the Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency in developing new weaponry and surveillance techniques. Eremenko also previously worked with Google, a firm that also has close ties to the U.S. Intelligence Community, owing to its receipt of start-up seed money from IN-Q-TEL, the CIA’s venture capital firm that was also involved in the U.S. takeover of Gemplus from the French.
Joining Eremenko at Airbus as the Head of Technology Planning was Olivier de Weck, a Swiss engineer who took a leave of absence from the Engineering Systems Division (ESD) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to take the job with Airbus. In 2015, MIT’s ESD, which worked closely with the U.S. Air Force, closed up shop. The French magazine, Le Canard Enchaîné, noted that de Weck had been the engineering program manager on the Swiss acquisition of the F/A-18 fighter plane from the large Pentagon contractor McDonnell Douglas. After de Weck arrived at the Airbus R&D center in Suresnes, there was a recommendation from the consulting firm Cap Gemini to close the research and development center in the Paris suburb. There was a fear that Airbus would move many of its R&D positions to Mobile, Alabama, where Airbus was building a final assembly line for the Airbus 320 passenger plane. French workers and their union leaders at Airbus smelled a large American rat, just as was the case in 2001 and 2002 when American executives initially took over key positions at Gemplus’s headquarters in the south of France.
The U.S. “invasion” of Airbus followed the 2015 acquisition of the French power firm, Alstom Energy, by the U.S. General Electric Corporation. GE purchased the French turbine manufacturer for $10 billion. Macron never raised a single objection to the deal, an agreement over which his ministry had oversight. Even French intelligence worried that GE’s takeover of Alstom would give the Americans access to French nuclear technology. Alstom provides its Arabelle turbines to two French nuclear technology firms, Areva SA and Eléctricité de France SA.
When the proposed GE-Alstom deal was first floated in 2014, the French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg tried to stop it. GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt called the deal with Alstom “good for Alstom, for France and for GE.” Many French business and labor leaders did not share Immelt’s enthusiasm and believed the deal was another takeover of a crown jewel of French industry.
Montebourg issued the “Montebourg Decree” (décret Montebourg), which gave the French government the right to veto “foreign takeovers of assets in the fields of energy supply, water, transport, telecoms and public health.” Montebourg’s stance earned him a dismissal from the Valls cabinet and his replacement by Macron, who raised no objection to the GE takeover of Alstom and the virtual creation of an American “Trojan horse” within the French nuclear industry. One of Macron’s first actions was to scrap the Montebourg Decree…
AFP (via Yahoo) – French MP dies campaigning for Macron
Intelligence Online – Corporate intelligence firms jockey for position in Macron era
Electronic Intifada – France’s Macron dumps parliamentary candidate after Israel lobby pressure
New York Times – Pro-Nazi Soldiers in German Army Raise Alarm
Fort Russ (translating ДНР) – NATO begin training Ukraine fighters to “use force legally”
(translating Eduard Popov) – Did Semenchenko just signal the start of a Nazi Maidan?
Intelligence Online – WannaCry, a smokescreen for government cyber-attacks
theshadowbrokers (Steemit) – OH LORDY! Comey Wanna Cry Edition
More to come…
Schneier on Security – Who Are the Shadow Brokers?
…the obvious list of countries who fit my two criteria is small: Russia, China, and — I’m out of ideas.
We have others: the USA itself, or more widely the Atlanticist “deep state” releasing four year old exploits which it has already outstripped, but can utilize as cyber-terror false flags to advance the usual centralized control agenda. Revisit “Snowden signals NSA 9/11” in our Aug. 31 2016 edition, where Ed Snowden, after his Aug. 5 cryptic “distress call” (deleted but captured at Sputnik), followed up ten days later – on the occasion of Shadow Brokers going live – with a Twitter essay where he (or someone posting from his account) noted:
…I suspect this is more diplomacy than intelligence, related to the escalation around the DNC hack. Circumstantial evidence and conventional wisdom indicates Russian responsibility. Here’s why that is significant: This leak is likely a warning that someone can prove US responsibility for any attacks that originated from this malware server. That could have significant foreign policy consequences. Particularly if any of those operations targeted US allies. Particularly if any of those operations targeted elections…
The assumption we entertained at the time was that this concerned previous European elections. Given recent developments in the Seth Rich murder case, however, the elections in question may have been the recent U.S. Democratic primaries (which belonged to Bernie Sanders to lose or have stolen from him), as well as the general election fast approaching. Consider the current speculation (particularly at George Webb’s Youtube channel: Day 217.17. Hillary’s Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen) that the Guccifer 2.0 DNC emails publication may have been a deliberate pre-emption of WikiLeaks, but a scoop spoofed to appear of Russian hacking origin (using Marble Framework), when it was known that the emails were coming anyway as the insider breach had been discovered and liquidated. (Scroll below in our current edition for developments in the Seth Rich murder investigation.) Thus was born the “Russia hacked the election” narrative which, however unsupported by concrete evidence, is still being exploited for all it’s worth…
Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – NSA Director Uses «Russian Hacker Threat» to Gain Access to Voting Systems
Rense (Yoichi Shimatzu) – WannaCry Virus Attack Launched By The Oedipal CyberState
BBC – Met Police use of Indian hackers probed by watchdog – Undercover counter-extremism officers used hackers in India to access the emails of journalists and environmental activists, it has been claimed.
Leak of Nations – Over 200 Android applications track users through TV ultrasound beacons
DC Skullduggery timeline for the month of May…
Reuters (May 2) – NSA collected Americans’ phone records despite law change: report
True Pundit – FBI Director Comey Confirms True Pundit’s Exclusive: Thousands of Classified Hillary Clinton Emails on Weiner Laptop – Wiener pleads guilty for pedo charges on May 19
Free Thought Project – FBI Email Exposes Attorney General Promise to Protect Clinton from CRIMINAL CHARGES
Intelligence Online (May 4) – Donald Trump’s former intelligence chief Mike Flynn advised Israeli spyware company NSO
NBC News (May 8) – Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials
He would – it was Flynn who blew the whistle on the rise of ISIS. A refresher, from Seymour Hersh’s Military To Military (LRB)…
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling of foreign fighters and weapons across the border. ‘If the American public saw the intelligence we were producing daily, at the most sensitive level, they would go ballistic,’ Flynn told me. ‘We understood Isis’s long-term strategy and its campaign plans, and we also discussed the fact that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.’ The DIA’s reporting, he said, ‘got enormous pushback’ from the Obama administration. ‘I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.’
As for Flynn’s replacement, following a Mike Cernovich report of May 2 at Medium: National Security Advisor McMaster May Accept Role as Army Vice Chief of Staff, Receive Promotion to General – Trump counters: “I couldn’t be happier with H.R. He’s doing a terrific job.” But as Eli Lake reports, maybe not so much – “H.R.” is a little too “Hillary Rodham”…
May 9, the hatchet comes down, though not where it was anticipated…
Notably, the bad news was delivered to Comey by Trump’s long time ex-NYPD security chief Keith Schiller (TPM)
Wayne Madsen Report – May 10-11, 2017 — Rosenstein at DOJ to insulate Intelligence Community and Kushners
Based on his activities under two presidents — George W. Bush and Barack Obama — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein only has a position in the Justice Department to insulate key Intelligence Community officials from any prosecutorial fallout emanating from the multiple investigations of Trump’s campaign connections to Russian interests. Rosenstein gladly agreed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sign Sessions’s letter to Trump recommending the termination of FBI director James Comey to ensure his longevity as the DOJ’s number two.
Rosenstein has always looked out for the interests of the U.S. Intelligence Community. As an attorney within the Public Integrity Section (PIN) of the Department of Justice from 1990 to 1993, Rosenstein conveniently ignored the mounds of evidence linking then-President George H. W. Bush and his top cronies, including former National Security Adviser John Poindexter, former Poindexter aide Oliver North, State Department official Elliott Abrams, and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger to the Iran-contra “arms-for-hostages” scandal. PIN’s job is to prosecute corruption through all levels of government, including DOJ itself. During the probe of the scandal by independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh, DOJ prosecutors and Attorney General Richard Thornburgh stonewalled attempts by Walsh’s investigators to gain access to intelligence documents on the roles played by Bush, Poindexter, North, and the late CIA director William Casey in Iran-contra. One of the stonewallers was Rosenstein…
As U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Rosenstein officiated over the National Security Agency’s “rocket docket” court, the U.S. Federal Court in Greenbelt, Maryland. Not only did Rosenstein prosecute several NSA’s employees in order to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration in lying America into war in Iraq, but he also failed to prosecute senior NSA officials for fraud and corruption. These include NSA directors Michael Hayden and Keith Alexander. In one egregious case, Rosenstein ensured that an NSA employee, whose analysis of Saddam Hussein’s communications in Iraq concluded that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction, was prosecuted on manufactured espionage charges in order to please Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cheney was determined to “make examples” of Intelligence Community naysayers on the Iraqi WMD issue and Rosenstein gladly accommodated the Vice President. Rosenstein worked closely with the Assistant U.S. Attorney for Southern Maryland David Salem, U.S. Judge Peter Messitte, and the accused’s defense attorney to ensure a guilty verdict against the former NSA employee. It is also significant that Rosenstein, Salem, Messitte, and the defense counsel are all Jewish and the former NSA employee was one of the few African-Americans placed on a face-track for promotion at NSA. That fast track was derailed, thanks to Rosenstein, to a sentence at a federal prison. There was also the problem of Judge Messitte contaminating the trial jury with at least one NSA contract employee. Messitte was assigned the case after it was yanked from the docket of an African-American federal judge.
Rosenstein ensured that no individual in the U.S. District for the State of Maryland received a fair trial if they were targeted by the district’s chief employer, the NSA at Fort Meade. While this editor covered the trial in Greenbelt, there was an attempt by Messitte and Salem to call this editor to the witness stand and be ordered to divulge my sources on a story implicating Cheney in bringing about the prosecution of the defendant. Fortunately, a faulty automobile kept me from covering the trial that particular day. Had that not been the case, I would have been looking at jail for refusing to take the stand and be subject to a contempt of court charge, all courtesy of Rosenstein’s political retribution operation, masked as a U.S. Attorney’s Office, in Baltimore.
Taking into account Rosenstein’s social and professional linkages, his placement within the DOJ is also likely to benefit the interests of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump. If, as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper indicated in his recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump and his associates are under an investigation for their ties to Russian interests, Rosenstein may attempt to immunize the Kushners from any fallout.
Considering Rosenstein’s long history of covering up for the Intelligence Community and military infrastructure, he will also likely ensure that a political downfall for Trump does not include people within the Trump administration who are in their positions to protect their agencies and not Trump. Chief among these are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, a close friend of Vice President Mike Pence and the Bush family; Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo; Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; National Security Adviser General H. R. McMaster; Defense Secretary James Mattis; and whoever the Senate votes to confirm as a replacement for Comey.
5:26 AM – 12 May 2017…
The Ides of May…
Confusing developments in the Seth Rich murder case, as FOX chases its own tail…
By the next day, a headline metamorphosis from ‘Slain DNC staffer had contact with WikiLeaks, investigator says’ to…
The article was removed as of May 23, but a summary remains at…
4:03 AM May 16 (Twitter times-stamps are PDT)…
4:13 AM – with some deliberation over how to finish the sentence…
Later that day…
SAN FRANCISCO — Two Israeli intelligence officials confirmed to BuzzFeed News Tuesday that Israel had shared specific intelligence with the US regarding ISIS plots to smuggle explosive laptops onto planes, and that it appeared that that intelligence had been shared with Russia without prior coordination.
The revelation that Trump had shared that intelligence with Russian officials was Israel’s “worst fears confirmed,” said one of the intelligence officers…
Wayne Madsen Report – May 16-17, 2017 — Intelligence sharing brouhaha has more to do with protecting Israel
…What was learned was that Israel provided the United States with intelligence on a planned terrorist attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The U.S. Intelligence Community then slapped the intelligence with a sensitive compartmented intelligence code word, restricting it from wide access within the intelligence community.
Details of the ISIL terror plan had already leaked out and it was pretty much in plain sight. Apparently, the Israelis had a mole inside an ISIL bomb making unit located in a Syrian town still occupied by the terrorist group. The Israeli agent reported that he had witnessed ISIL constructing bombs in laptop computers. That intelligence was used as justification by the Trump administration to order the Transportation Security Administration to ban laptop computers from passenger cabins on flight to the United States originating from specific Middle Eastern airports. That ban has now been extended to U.S.-bound flights from Europe. Passengers with laptops are required to check them with their baggage…
Although it is not known in what Syrian town the laptop bomb making factory is located, it is reasonable to believe that it is close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in southwestern Syria. Wounded ISIL fighters have been transported to Israel over the 1974 Syria-Israel cease fire “Disengagement Line” in the Golan region for medical treatment and the Golan-Syria “border” has served as a practical meeting point between the Israelis and the Islamic State. Israeli logistics aid, including ISIL flags, has also been supplied to ISIL by the Israelis across the Golan armistice line. The Israeli-ISIL cooperation in Golan makes it a much easier location from which to slip Mossad agents into ISIL ranks.
As for Russia learning about the Israeli intelligence on ISIL, they likely already knew about it. The relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin is much closer than that between Putin and Trump. Since Russian airlines fly numerous routes to the Middle East, including Israel, it is inconceivable that Israel had not already informed Moscow about the laptop bomb plot.
DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that the classified information concerned Israel’s capabilities for intercepting operational communications and signals. This branch is one of the most sensitive and secret in the field of military intelligence. Possession of this advanced capability makes it possible to monitor the most clandestine military operations, without leaving any clue to the tracker. This interception technology is also capable of seriously disrupting the military operations of an enemy.
Until President Trump shared this information with Lavrov, the Russian military and intelligence services were not aware that Israel possessed this intelligence technology, or that it was operational. Neither were the Russians aware that Israel had let the Americans know about it. The learned all this for the first time when Lavrov and Kislyak talked to the president in the White House last Wednesday…
Foreign Policy (May 19) – Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips
The details Trump spilled likely came from a source that was also useful on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its Hezbollah proxies in Syria and Lebanon, which are much higher priorities for Israel, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
“To the Israelis, ISIS is not that big of a concern,” the defense official said, using an alternate acronym for the Islamic State. “We have a partner that has done us a favor. They went out of their way to support us in a campaign against ISIS, that they have no real skin in.”
In the first 48 hours after the news broke, the Israelis saw little engagement from the Trump administration on the issue. Instead, the administration remained focused on planning for the president’s visit next week.
“There’s been no collaboration on this issue or any outreach. But it’s like a [public relations] circus,” the official said.
Following the revelation of Israel as the source of the intel, the NYT fires the next volley. Like the WaPo scoop of the day previous, this one comes late in the afternoon of May 16, in time for the network nightly news broadcasts to make it their lead, and jolting White House staff into overtime spin zone…
The memo, even as taken out of context, lends weak support to the headline; in essence it shows wishful thinking that the rule of law does not compel Comey to continue the investigation…
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
But concerning the investigation, do we know what the referent of the “this” is? Was Comey’s investigation focused on Flynn’s ties to Russia or to Turkey (see May 17 McClatchy cited above) or to something else? It is noteworthy that just weeks before the election, Flynn took time off from the campaign to deliver the keynote address at the Black Duck Flight16 user conference in Boston. In the press release, Flynn is touted for his expertise in cyber-security as relates to the feared Russian digital disruption of the election. Remarkably, Flynn had another foreign tie relating to cyber-hacking – one that might shed some light on Trump’s leading tip in the wee hours of May 16? – having gone unreported until the May 4th edition of Intelligence Online – Donald Trump’s former intelligence chief Mike Flynn advised Israeli spyware company NSO. In an unattributed followup on the blog Intel Today, it is noted that the San Francisco-based Francisco Partners purchased a controlling share of NSO in 2014 (Jewish Business News 3/19/14, Reuters 11/2/15), and it is asked whether the SF FBI office was selected to investigate the Guccifer 2.0 leaks (Reuters 2/18/17) for this reason…
As noted in another of the blog’s headlines, with Flynn, “The more you know, the less you understand.” Granted, but in the daily gruel of the MSM, the bulk of attention has been directed upon Flynn’s ties to Russia and its bogeyman du jour Putin, which only prompts us to remind of Seymour Hersh’s much neglected January 2016 LRB article quoted above, and to ask: In the obsession to scandalize Flynn as a puppet of Putin, what is it that is being attacked after all? And who is being protected? Consider that Obama – in his obsession to oust Assad – was oblivious (to be charitable) that the jihadists would likely seize power in a post-Assad Syria and beyond, as Flynn’s DIA was trying to warn. In their frustration, Flynn and members of the Joint Chiefs did lend intel to the Russians (and to the Germans and Israelis) which was to be passed along to Assad in order to help him defeat ISIS, Al Nusra, and other jihadists in Syria. The great irony then is that it is out of his efforts in helping Russia to defeat one of recent history’s most barbaric movements, Flynn has thus been demonized by association with “the hun”.
Beset as they are with “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” do these “intrepid reporters” realize that in weakening the potential for an alliance between the U.S. and Russia in the Middle East (if nowhere else), they are effectively aiding and abetting ISIS? The cog-in-the-machine hacks know not what they do, and in their sleep may dream themselves dancing in fields of sugar-plums and fairies and Woodward and Bernstein, but at the ownership level, there are other motivations at play. The WaPo and the NYT for instance are organs of the monopolists Jeff Bezos and Carlos Slim, whose respective monopolies have been threatened by Trump. See USA Today of a year ago – Trump: Bezos using ‘Washington Post’ to protect Amazon monopoly; and Breitbart just days before the election – Trustbusting: Trump Vows to ‘Break Up The New Media Conglomerate Oligopolies’. While these are campaign promises we have yet to see any significant movement on, the motivation is self-evident for the owners of these “toys” to pile on. Perhaps the lesson is that these promises should have been among the first to be fulfilled.
U.S. Department of Justice – Appointment of Special Counsel
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.
“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”…
This says nothing however about abnormal chains of command. See the above cited Wayne Madsen on the loyalties of Rosenstein. Mueller, moreover, became FBI director just prior to 9/11/2001, and every coverup relating thereunto came under his watch. If there is any thing at all to do with Russia, it is unlikely to involve Flynn, or the hacking of the DNC/Podesta emails, or anything else over which the MSM and congressional Democrats have been maniacally focused upon. It may have more to do with other relationships in common. Wayne Madsen has been very busy this month; what follows is the meat of his extended articles…
…Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey primarily because Comey asked for additional resources from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to beef up the FBI’s “follow-the-money” investigation of the Trump campaign. The FBI’s receipt of data from the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) regarding the money laundering involving Trump and Kushner businesses, accounts maintained by the Bank of Cyprus, HSBC, Bank Hapoalim of Israel, and other banks, and the Trump presidential campaign are what lie at the heart of the FBI’s investigation of Trump. The FBI is reportedly focused on Trump’s associates’ financial dealings with banks in Cyprus. As with previous political scandals, including Watergate and Iran-contra, most of the perpetrators were caught when federal investigators began to “follow-the-money.”
WMR has counted at least eight past and current separate FBI investigations involving those close to Trump, including members of his own family, as well as that of Trump’s close adviser, his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Among the criminal investigations involving Trump associates were those prosecuted by Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was fired by Trump after the sacking of acting Attorney General Sally Yates. While Yates was the Deputy Attorney General from 2015 to her sacking by Trump on January 30, 2017, she was also involved in criminal cases targeting Trump business associates in the shady underworld of the Red Kosher Nostra.
Among the federal and a few state crimes for which Trump/Kushner associates have either been convicted or investigated are wire fraud, extortion, money laundering, bribery and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, first degree assault, homicide, obstruction of justice, smuggling, racketeering, tax evasion, prostitution, and illegal gambling.
The complex nature of the network and sub-networks of criminal syndicates doing business with the Trump family and/or the Kushners would have necessitated Comey to ask for more resources for the FBI to pursue the Trump/Kushner connection to the money laundering operations that helped finance the Trump campaign. These criminal syndicates involve secret bank accounts, offshore tax havens, and dummy corporations…
A civil RICO (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization) lawsuit exposing Donald Trump’s associates’ criminal business practices was filed in the U.S. Court in the Southern District of Manhattan on June 20, 2016. The suit was filed by two principals of Bayrock Group, LLC, which developed the Trump SoHo condominium-hotel complex in Manhattan. The Kushner Companies, then run by Trump’s son-in-law and current senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, developed property adjacent to the Trump SoHo complex. Alex Sapir of the Sapir Organization is linked to the development of both the Trump and Kushner properties in SoHo. However, Sapir was not named as a defendant in the suit against Bayrock.
Among those named in the civil RICO suit against Bayrock were three of Trump’s close Bayrock business associates, Felix Satter (aka Felix Sater and Felix Sheferovsky), the managing director of Bayrock LLC; Julius Schwarz; and Tefvik Arif, Bayrock’s principal owner and associate of the infamous mafia syndicate, the “Kazakhstan Trio,” comprised of Alexander Mashkevich, Patokh Chodiev, and Alisan Ibragimov. Bayrock also developed the Trump International Hotel and Residence in Phoenix, Arizona. Sater now serves as an unofficial adviser to Trump and is a close associate of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen…
The RICO case against Bayrock and its affiliates has been active for seven years. Details of the case, including the involvement of Trump properties in New York, Florida, and Arizona in racketeering and tax evasion can be found in the 165-page lawsuit.
Counter Current News (ZEMBLA) – Dutch Documentary Details Trump’s Ties To Russian Oligarchs and Mobsters
In his first foreign visit – to Saudi Arabia – although Trump may not have bowed as deeply to the monarch as have his predecessors, his actions still qualify, as we have characterized them, as abject genuflection…
Al Monitor – Trump goes to Riyadh
Public Intelligence Blog – Jared Kushner Working for Israel to Enable Saudi Arabian Nuclear Attack Against Iran
In the wake of Trump’s arms deal with the Saudis…
Still the optimist, Thierry Meyssan…
Voltairenet – Donald Trump against jihadism
The Saudi’s are not alone in funding and arming ISIS. Has the U.S. has been doing the same, albeit “accidentally”?…
Is this supposed to be some kind of a settlement?
We maintain that the ultimate test of POTUS 45 – as a champion of U.S. sovereignty – remains to be seen in what he does, or preferably does not do, in allowing the JASTA cases to proceed without obstruction…
Consortium News (Kristen Breitweiser) – Trump Lets Saudis Off on 9/11 Evidence
Strategic-Culture (Eric Zeusse) – Which Government Dominates US-Saud Alliance?
The occasion was the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in Riyadh, and the orb was in fact a translucent globe, with the world’s waters represented in light gray and the continents in black. Its purpose appeared to be decorative…
The globe did not appear to have any magical powers, but when the king and Mr. Trump touched it, background music of the kind that might accompany a reality show’s elimination sequence or introduce a cable news program soared and pulsed. The screens glowed with statistical displays and videos about fighting terrorism. An unnamed official who narrated the features of the new control center said the displays used artificial intelligence to track, in real time, news reports and online statements.
See also the visitors guide to the center at Al Arabiya. What came with the “activation” of the center, however, was the further metastasizing of ISIS terror around the globe…
Occurences – Mukhtar Trump’s UK flash-bang
Manila Bulletin – Mindanao under martial law
Independent (May 26) – Minya bus shooting: Children among at least 28 Coptic Christians killed and dozens injured in Egypt gun attack – Isis claim responsibility for attack which left 29 Coptic Christians dead
Press TV (May 30) – Massive bombings strike heart of Baghdad
The Spark (May 31) – Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan
And as Trump was clasping the orb in Riyadh…
City of Palm Beach – Sinkhole in front of Mar-a-Lago
A 4′ x 4′ sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front of Mar-a-Lago. It appears to be in the vicinity of the newly installed water main. West Palm Beach Utilities distribution crews have secured the area and will most likely need to do some exploratory excavation today.
Also imploding, the DNC’s coverup of Seth Rich murder, though the story thus far remains sequestered to right wing media outlets, with a concerted efforts of social networks to suppress it (Zero Hedge)…
Gateway Pundit (May 21) – Breaking: ‘Complete Panic’ at Highest Levels of DNC Over Kim DotCom’s Seth Rich Announcement
World Net Daily – Donna Brazile warned off private eye on Seth Rich murder
Developments with Awan bros. (who George Webb believes handled Weiner/Huma devices: Day 202.2) …
Daily Caller – House IT Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data – Sources: Democratic Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan – Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes
Meanwhile, myopic MSM and Congress stick to Russia Russia Russia….
Zero Hedge (May 22) – Michael Flynn To Plead The Fifth, Will Decline Senate Subpoena
And so it goes, as it were a simulacrum of a Watergate; but in the real world, is there any thing to it? More and more, this Russomania appears to be a distraction from the meat of a real scandal, and one that does involve the interference of certain foreigners – namely Julian Assange and Kim Dotcom – though acting as intermediaries when the complicit domestic media was not an option for a whistle-blower. Following his May 20 teaser tweet in reply to Sean Hannity: I knew Seth Rich. I know he was the @Wikileaks source. I was involved. https://t.co/MbGQteHhZM — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom)
It may be the case that “I never lived there I never traveled there I had no company there,” but Kim Dotcom nevertheless may have had an integral role in altering the U.S. 2016 election. As noted in our Nov. 5 edition, he seemed to own it with “Bingo! We did it 😎” on Oct. 28 as Comey reopened the Hillary emails case.
May 24 – palindromic Dow Jones close (21012.42 74.51 0.356) and another late day “bombshell” from…
Once again, new media upstages the dinosaurs…
Following the May 22 Manchester bombing, the White House leaker(s) now sabotaging US/UK relations?…
Bloomberg (May 25) – May Talks to Trump on Intelligence Leaks as U.S. Vows Probe
Reuters (May 26) – Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing
Back to the USSR…
Wall Street On Parade – Wall Street Funds Hold Hundreds of Millions in Sanctioned Russian Bank Subject to Kushner Probe
Axios (May 30) – Trump’s comms director leaving White House
Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Evidence Backs Claim Pro-Bernie Seth Rich Was DNC Leaker
Counter Propa (May 31) – Awan Brothers Visas Raise Questions In Wake of Murder of Beranton J. Whisenant Jr.
Wall Street Journal – House Intelligence Panel Issues Seven Subpoenas as Russia Probe Ramps Up
More realistically, courtesy of Joe Lauria and WikiLeaks…
O/R Books – How I Lost By Hillary Clinton
While Comey covered for her in July before the “stab in the back” came on October 28, it wasn’t a knife he was wielding, but a Weiner…
Cryptome – Anthony Weiner Court Filings
N.Y. Post – Huma Abedin has invited Anthony Weiner back home
WhoWhatWhy (May 9) – How Trump Backers Weaponized Anthony Weiner to Defeat Clinton
Russ Baker et al update the timeline to our election coverage late last year of The Roy Cohn Coup, though they gloss over many details of the case. The bias is evident, with the presumption of ‘nothing to see here’ with Hillary’s emails and Wiener’s laptop. The authors in their month long investigation fail to note certain key aspects of the case that could bolster their claims. Little is said about retired NYPD connections to Trump’s security detail via Keith Schiller; unmentioned is Roger Stone; nothing of how certain unusual emails from the WikiLeaks Podesta cache were exploited with pedophilia insinuations swiftly interpreted from a spurious FBI code; omitted from the timeline, as we had noted on Election Day, is the curious timing of Comey’s Nov. 6 announcement closing the Clinton investigation that he had just reopened, coincident with Katie Johnson’s dropping of the statutory rape suit against Trump and Jeffery Epstein; and Epstein isn’t even brought up, though he is obliquely referenced in “a Clinton ‘sex island’ with ‘underage sex slaves'” as if it were something fantastical – Epstein owned the island and Bill Clinton visited it, according to Virginia Roberts in a 2011 affidavit, as has been frequently reported. Evidently, Baker et al are cowering from the subject of pedophilia in lieu of “Pizzagate”. Their central claim is that the 15 year old sexting target of Anthony Wiener is perhaps fictional (despite the claims of several reporters working on the story at the time to have confirmed her authenticity), or at best was a “weaponized” honeypot exploited by Trump operatives – led by Chuck Johnson acting as an intermediary to the girl – in a conspiracy to take down Hillary via the wrecked marriage of Huma and Wiener. The timeline does give circumstantial support for the weaker claim, but as a whole the article should be topped with a question mark headline.
Speaking of the Trump/Epstein relationship, there are new developments to what we covered at WxxxNews in Dec. ’15 – Ghislaine Maxwell is the defendant in new civil suit…
Daily Mail – Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts wins round in defamation lawsuit against British socialite and alleged ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell who ‘passed her around for sex’ and trained her to be ‘everything a man wanted’
Daily Caller (Conchita Sarnoff) – Jeffrey Epstein: Money Conquers Justice, Deception Reigns
Free Thought Project – Ex-NYPD Cop Gets 15 Months for Pimping Hundreds of Women to NY’s Elite
Chicago Tribune – New accuser sues Dennis Hastert, alleging sexual abuse
Courthouse News Service – Bizarre Sex Scandal Alleged at D.C. Spy School
Harbingers of civil war…
It’s Going Down – New Orleans, LA: Nose Liberated from Confederate Statue
Free Market Shooter – Members Of An Antifa “Gun Club” Are Fishing For Death With This Fake Gun Stunt
It’s Going Down – Narco-State´s reign of horror: A bloody week for México
Morning Star (People’s Daily) – Venezuela: 21-year-old burnt alive by Mud mob
VENEZUELAN opposition thugs burned a young man alive at the weekend on suspicion of being a government supporter. Orlando Jose Figueras was set upon by a mob of Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mud) coalition supporters in the Altamira suburb of the capital Caracas. Video footage taken from a nearby building showed the 21-year-old being surrounded and attacked on the ground by dozens of masked militants, who then doused him with petrol and set him on fire. The assailants fled in panic as Mr Figueras ran off with his body engulfed in flames. He was taken to the Domingo Luciani Hospital with first and second degree burns to 80 per cent of his body and stab wounds to his back. The Mud called the latest nationwide demonstrations on Saturday to demand the calling of early elections with the aim of ousting socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition is supported by the US, EU and right-wing governments of Peru, Brazil and Argentina.
Prensa Latina – Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific
Pacific fallout continues…
ENE News – Peak of Fukushima radiation now moving to West Coast — Levels much higher than predicted — Huge red blob of nuclear waste near shore — San Francisco area being hit hardest — Concern over Iodine-129 with 15 million year half-life (MAPS)
– Millions of dead sea creatures wash ashore in Hawaii — Carcasses found along miles of beach — “That should trigger some alarm” — “I don’t know what’s going on over there… I’ve never seen anything like this”
– Alarming mass die-off on California beaches — “Extremely high” number of sick and dead animals — Seabirds, sea lions, dolphins affected — Experts: Never seen this many sick birds — “How many have to die before somebody cares?”
– ALERT: Officials warn of more collapses at US nuclear site — “High spikes” in radiation levels recorded — Expert: Plutonium could go airborne — Major concern over radioactive releases — Gov’t delays revealing data to public
Natural Society – Scientists Fearful of ‘Ecological Risks’ Sparked by GMO Microalgae
Global pandemic alert!…
Background: Prince Philip – His Royal Virus (Propaganda Matrix)
Perhaps a more specific culling was under discussion, however. The rehearsal: May 10…
May 22 it goes live…
Aangirfan – MANCHESTER FALSE FLAG
And so it goes, as Her Majesty’s subjects remain sitting ducks…
Updates on old news…
Gilad Atzmon – The Balfour Declaration – A Century of Jewish Power
Paul Craig Roberts – JFK at 100
Greencrow As The Crow Flies – 9/11: A Nuclear Event: As Heinz Pommer says…it was a “Nuclear Field Experiment”
Disclosure Project – JFK, Lennon, Reagan, and 9/11 — The Bush Connection
Free Thought Project – John Lennon ‘Murdered by CIA-trained Killer to Stop ex-Beatle Radicalising Youth’ – Author
ThereAreNoSunglasses – Zbig Is Gone…but the war he engineered in Afghanistan keeps going, and going, and going
Orlando Sentinel – New Pulse police body cam video sheds light on shooting