• All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.

  • I.F. Stone

zaterdag 30 juli 2016

U.S. Finances Israeli Terror

Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever

  
A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.
Brig. Gen. Yaakov Nagel, the acting head of Israel’s National Security Council, has been dispatched with instructions to meet with White House officials in hopes of signing an agreement “as soon as possible,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said this week.
That represents a striking about-face for Netanyahu, who angered the Obama administration when he mused during a February meeting with his cabinet that Israel might decide to wait and “reach an agreement with the next administration.”
Nagel’s visit signals that Netanyahu may have concluded that he won’t necessarily get a better deal than the one he can forge with Obama, with whom he has had a visibly testy personal relationship. Both countries are now eager to strike a deal before Obama’s term ends.
The Obama administration has said it is prepared to sign a 10-year “memorandum of understanding” that significantly raises the $3.1 billion a year the United States currently grants Israel under an existing agreement that expires in 2018. In addition, Congress has provided additional money for missile defense.
Over months of secret negotiations that picked up steam late last year, Netanyahu was holding out for as much at $5 billion a year, according to accounts in the Israeli news media. Israelis argued that they need to spend much more on defense in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal, which is freeing up frozen Iranian assets that Israel fears may be used in part to fund Iranian aggression in the region.
One major obstacle to finalizing an agreement, however, is a dispute over where the funds can be spent.
According to U.S. and Israeli analysts familiar with the negotiations, the Obama administration is insisting on phasing out a special arrangement that has allowed Israel to spend 26 percent of U.S. aid on its own defense research, development and procurement. No other country receiving U.S. funds is permitted to do so, but it was carved out in the 1980s to allow Israel to build up its nascent defense infrastructure. With Israel’s defense industry now thriving, the administration wants to pare that back and require that more U.S. aid go to American companies providing goods and services.
The possibility that Israeli defense companies could lose hundreds of millions of dollars of contracts is already causing controversy. Critics say they fear it could impair Israel’s ability to maintain equipment that is the most advanced in the region, known as its qualitative military edge.
“It will be devastating to Israeli military industries,” said Reuven Ben-Shalom, the former head of the North America branch of the Israeli military’s strategic planning division. “It’s not only a matter of business. . . . This money, 26 percent, enables the sustainment of our qualitative military edge.”
Israelis are also said to be displeased with a U.S. position that whatever amount of money they agree on will be final and that Israel will not go to Congress requesting more money, according to reports in the Israeli news media.
As the talks have dragged on, Netanyahu started getting pressured to finalize an agreement soon so that the Israeli military could proceed with its long-term planning. Israel’s finance and defense ministers both complained publicly that the delay was creating uncertainty that made planning difficult, and they urged that the deal be completed and signed quickly.
Some analysts said there was also growing recognition that concluding the agreement with Obama carried strong symbolism.
“Though he has been a strong supporter of Israeli security throughout his term, there’s clearly a difficult relationship between Netanyahu and Obama,” said Ilan Goldenberg, director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. “For them to agree on this would send a signal to the world that although their personal relationship is not great, here Obama is making a down payment on 10 years of deep U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. That’s a powerful message.”
David Makovsky, an analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said that Israelis are conscious that support for Israel is slipping in some liberal quarters and that a 10-year deal with a liberal president would make it “bulletproof.”
Makovsky also cited the “unpredictability factor” of Donald Trump as a potential successor to Obama.
“He professes his support of Israel,” Makovsky said of Trump. “But he’s also someone saying America’s broke. A bit of bird-in-the-hand would lock that in.”
The U.S. election season also has put a more subtle pressure on Netanyahu, as Israeli diplomats and advisers expressed concern that the bipartisan support Israel could always count on could erode in a super-politicized election.
“The security assistance to Israel should not become a political football, anytime, and especially during an election season,” said Sallai Meridor, who was Israel’s ambassador to the United States when the last memorandum of understanding was signed, in 2007. “It’s a prerequisite that it should be endorsed and supported by both parties. That’s very important.”
The arrival of Nagel suggests that an agreement is entering the homestretch. Netanyahu has said he hopes talks will be concluded “within a few weeks.” Ultimately, both Obama and Netanyahu would gain political benefits from a deal, analysts say.
“It’s an exclamation point on the case the Obama administration has been making for years, that he strengthened more than ever the U.S. commitment to Israeli security,” said 
David Halperin, director of the New York-based Israel Policy Forum. “And it helps Netanyahu rebut criticism in recent years that he has sometimes quietly, sometimes very bluntly, sided with Republican points of views.
“It helps a bit to restore balance,” Halperin said, “to return to the notion of bipartisanship when it comes to Israel’s security.”
Eglash reported from Jerusalem.


Mainstream Dogs

http://johnhelmer.net/?p=16157


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By John Helmer, Moscow
Pug dogs don’t live long. It’s because they lack proper noses, so they suffer from difficulties breathing in and out. That accounts for what everyone meeting a pug knows – they make a lot of noise trying to breathe. 
Less well known is that while pugs hiss, snuffle, and snore, their body temperature is going up. For many pugs this is terminal — their organs are roasting internally. The better off pugs live longer if they sit in their owners’ laps without moving and eat little. Fat pugs suffocate and roast quicker than slim ones. 
At the Financial Times there are many lap dogs, but the management has never acknowledged a problem of hissing in print; roasting internally is not a risk. Lionel Barber (lead image, left foreground), the newspaper’s editor, encourages hissing, particularly by reporters who specialize on Russia, Catherine Belton (centre) and Neil Buckley (right). They concentrate their efforts on the misdeeds of the Russian government; they are especially pit-bullish on President Vladimir Putin. They are cat’s paws, however, when it comes to the Russian oligarchs whose defence for stealing fortunes from Russia is that Putin made them do it; or that Putin trumped up criminal charges when he was stealing their fortunes for himself. 
Sergei Pugachev (lead image) is a Russian businessman who made most of his fortune borrowing from state banks and bondholders, and not repaying. After ten trials before the UK High and Court of Appeal, eleven British judges have judged that Pugachev is a liar, guilty of deceit and dishonesty. But not Barber, Buckley, Belton and the Financial Times.
Pugachev’s bank, Mezhprombank (International Industrial Bank, IIB), lost its Central Bank licence in October 2010, and was declared bankrupt the following month. At that time Central Bank auditors and the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) estimated the deficiency in the bank’s accounts amounted to Rb70.1 billion (then $2.3 billion). Rb32 billion of that ($1.05 billion) had been loaned by the Central Bank and disappeared. In the subsequent Russian, UK and Swiss court records, about $700 million in US-denominated cash has been tracked into Pugachev front companies, trusts and bank accounts. There were Euro-denominated transfers in parallel. The assets identified by the DIA to the London courts as under Pugachev’s control in mid-2014 were valued at £1.17 billion ($1.93 billion). That’s almost equal to the sum of the bank’s deficiency. 
Pugachev, the control shareholder, was investigated by the Russian authorities for fraud and embezzlement in 2011, and he left the country that year. He wasn’t indicted until 2013, but the Moscow courts initially refused to confirm the charges and an international arrest warrant was withdrawn. The indictment was revised, and a new warrant issued in mid-2014. By then Pugachev was living in London, Monaco, and Nice. 
In 2014 the Central Bank and DIA started civil court proceedings in the UK with a request for a freeze order over the Pugachev assets which had been traced, in order to prevent him selling or hiding them once more. In July 2104 the UK High Court ordered a freeze over £1.17 billion in Pugachev’s assets worldwide. In August 2014 the freeze order was modified, and he was allowed to spend “an average of £50,000 (or any equivalent sum in a foreign currency) a week towards his ordinary living expenses, such amounts to be averaged over a period of two months, and also a reasonable sum on legal advice and representation (“legal expenses”).” The one condition required was that “the Respondent [Pugachev] must tell the Applicants’ [DIA] solicitors where the money is to come from.” For details of the case to November 2014, read this
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He was innocent of stealing from the bank, Pugachev has said, because the charges were trumped up on Putin’s orders to allow rivals for Putin favour to seize his assets without paying him for them. When Pugachev’s Putin defences were dismissed in two years of proceedings at the High Court and Court of Appeal in London, he fled to France, where there is no extradition treaty with Russia. 
Pugachev’s defence for his getaway was that tracking devices had been found underneath his car, and he was in peril of Kremlin-ordered assassination. Justice Dame Vivien Rose (right) image020of the High Court ruled this was more deceit. “His explanation as to why he felt safer in France than in England does not bear any scrutiny”, she added. “In my judgment Mr Pugachev has seized on the discovery of these devices as a purported justification for his departure from the jurisdiction and has accorded them an importance for the purposes of this committal application far beyond any significance that he or anyone else accorded them at the time.”
On February 8, 2016, the judge sentenced Pugachev to two years in prison for contempt of court. For Rose’s analysis of 17 charges of Pugachev’s lying to the court and violations of the freeze order, read this
In 73 pages of single-spaced analysis of the evidence, of Pugachev’s testimony in his own defence, and of lawyers’ arguments, Rose presents the most detailed picture to date of how Pugachev arranged loans from his Russian bank to dozens of companies he had created offshore, and then transferred the cash to his private pocket. Barber, Belton, and Buckley insist Pugachev did nothing of the sort. “I have concluded,” Rose ruled, “that I cannot safely rely on any evidence he gave during the hearing. It is clear that his evidence on many topics changes depending on what he perceives to be the most useful version of events at any given time.” The Financial Times has overruled the court. 
Last week, Swiss prosecutors in Geneva revealed they didn’t believe Pugachev. They told the local press they have opened a money-laundering investigation of about $700 million in accounts controlled by Pugachev at the Geneva branch of the French bank, Societe Generale. The full story can be read in French in Sunday’s edition of Le Matin; and in German at Sonntagszeitung. 
The Swiss reporters did their own investigation of Pugachev in the Panama Papers files, where 92 Pugachev accounts have been found. The Swiss reporters confirm the Geneva prosecutor’s office has been investigating the same source. It is now the banks in Geneva which are the target of investigation. 
The Swiss reporting also reveals something not disclosed before — the US Government appears to be protecting Pugachev because the $700 million which he moved into Switzerland, and then out again, was transferred through intermediary banks in New York. The Swiss authorities are not saying if they have asked the US Government for information. Nor are the Swiss saying which banks are now targets in the Pugachev investigation. The hint is that the US Government – that’s the US Department of Justice and the US Treasury – are not cooperating in the search for where Pugachev’s money has ended up. 
Read carefully. According to La Matin, “research in the Panama Papers now show how hundreds of millions of misappropriated funds may have been moved within a short time on account of Pugachev at the bank Société Générale in Geneva… Over $ 700 million landed via the USA [repeat, via the USA] in Switzerland in an account at Société Générale in Geneva. The account was in the name of the Cypriot company Safe Light which belonged to Pugachev and when his son Alexander was director. Authorities suspect a cover-up. But that was only the beginning. Between February and November 2010, a large part of the money from the Safe Light account was transferred into up to five other accounts at Société Générale. The biggest transaction amounted to almost $422 million. In some cases, between the individual transfers there were intervals of just hours or days. Thus, on November 8, 2010, nearly $292 million went into one of the accounts. On the same day, from that account a total of $118 million went to four different accounts. Two days later, there was a $161 million transaction to another account.”
Corroboration can be found in Justice Rose’s February judgement in the High Court. She reports that $712,978,000 was deposited by two Pugachev entities in the Societe Generale account of a third entity between December 29, 2008, and April 8, 2009. The $422 million, according to the UK court, went to an entity called Financial Investment Solutions Ltd. (FIS) in February 2010. Within weeks, most of this money was transferred to Enderton Company Ltd. From there it was broken down into smaller deposits to a string of other companies Pugachev also controlled. There is no claim in the London evidence that the money was being loaned from one Pugachev entity to another with legal undertakings for repayment. The court quotes Pugachev as claiming “he has no information about how these funds were used.” Several of the recipients were later liquidated, closed, or made bankrupt. Rose added a footnote: “$12,100,000 was transferred to Mr Pugachev’s son Victor. He cannot now recall the reason for this and can provide no more details. In his 12th affidavit he says of his son ‘I have enquired as to his use of the funds. He has respectfully declined to provide me with further detail’.”
The dates reported start before Pugachev’s Mezhprombank in Moscow was thought to be insolvent, and years before Pugachev was charged with criminal offences. In July 2010, Belton reported that Mezhprombank had defaulted on coupons for €200 million ($251 million) in Eurobond obligations, and was discussing restructuring those and other debts. “It is a liquidity situation,” Belton reported the assurance of “one person close to the matter”. “All he [Pugachev] is asking for is a short term bridge and the company has every intention of paying down the [bonds] when they fall due.”
Belton was quoting Pugachev himself, according to another person who has spoken to the reporter. In the July 2010 report, Belton also claimed: “Analysts said they were at a loss to understand how the liquidity situation at the bank had deteriorated. ‘Nobody really knows where the money has gone,’ said one expert at a rating agency, speaking on condition of anonymity.” Belton reported Pugachev’s version that the Central Bank loan to Mezhpronbank had been re-loaned “to companies in the real sector and that the liquidity situation nosedived when a mid-sized oil company, Bashneft, won a court order to seize R1bn from the bank.” 
In retrospect, with the evidence now revealed in the UK courts, Belton and the Financial Times now know these claims were false.

THE PUGACHEV MONEY TRAIL THROUGH THE LONDON COURTS
The Financial Times did not interpret the Central Bank loan to Pugachev in 2008 as a case of Kremlin favour for Pugachev. But two years later, the newspaper claimed the bank’s default in July 2010, “may be a signal that his influence has waned as other Kremlin players jockey for influence and seek to buy his shipyards and other assets at a knockdown price.” The newspaper also failed to report that just days before Belton cited Pugachev’s version of the trouble Putin was causing him, the Central Bank had granted him a six-month extension to repay the billion-dollar loan. Reuters and Kommersant both reported this. Noone claimed at the time that Pugachev was getting a favour from the Kremlin or the Central Bank for pledging shipyard assets, although the Bank already knew, as did the shipyards, that the yards were heavily indebted, lossmaking, and worth a fraction of the loan amount. 
The Swiss reporters cite the evidence of the Panama Papers, and also the evidence gathered by the Swiss authorities in Geneva. The Panama Papers records can be checked independently here. These documents reveal Pugachev and his two sons, Alexander and Victor, were operating dozens of front companies registered through Mossack Fonseca of Panama. From Societe Generale in Geneva, the money has been identified as moving to other accounts in Credit Suisse,Credit Agricole, and Hapoalim of Israel. 
The US dollar-denominated money has left its trail for investigators of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury, and the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. For the record of their investigations of the Russian telecoommunications companies, MTS and Vimpelcom, read this. The message from the Swiss authorities, says a Geneva banker, “is that because Pugachev is publicly attacking Putin, the US is helping to substantiate his alibi and cover up.” 
A New York Times promotion last May by reporter Andrew Higgins (right) image016quoted Pugachev as saying he is in favour of regime change in Russia. “He does not ‘really need’ the billions of dollars he is seeking in compensation but does want vindication against a Russian system that he helped put in place by promoting Mr. Putin as a successor to President Boris N. Yeltsin. ‘I took part in bringing him to power…I now see this was a mistake,’ he added.”
The new money-laundering investigation disclosed in Geneva isn’t the first time Swiss prosecutors had moved on Pugachev’s bank accounts. Three years ago, in September 2013, court records in London reveal, the Swiss had imposed freeze orders on several Pugachev bank accounts in Switzerland for companies he called Strathconon Holdings, Domreis Investments, OPK Biotech, Sablon, OPK Mining, and Topaze Funds. OPK stands for United Industrial Corporation, the Russian holding which included Mezhprombank. The British court records also reveal that Pugachev managed to get most of his cash out of the accounts before the court orders arrived. Approximately $289 million plus €55 million disappeared, leaving $10,000 in one account; $1 million in another; and nominal sums in several others. 
The version of what happened promoted by Barber, Belton and Buckley is that Pugachev and his Mezhprombank were the innocent targets of “the Russian state, which expropriated billions of dollars of assets from him after he fell out of favour with the Kremlin….’Over the past few years, Russia has pursued a multi-pronged attack against me, my family and my investments,’ Mr Pugachev said in a written statement as his litigation case was announced in Paris. ‘I refuse to be intimidated by Russia’s tactics.’” He is claiming compensation of $12 billion in a Dutch arbitration tribunal. According to Buckley, the claim is credible. It “could become an irritant in relations between the west and Moscow. It could also complicate Russian efforts to rebuild its investment image after the EU and US imposed sanctions over its intervention in Ukraine.”
Like Belton, Buckley has reported and Barber published what Pugachev and his lawyers say. Barber, Belton and Buckley were asked to explain their favour for Pugachev and the material omissions in their reporting. “Is there any part of this record which you wish to correct in light of the evidence accepted by the British courts?” Belton responded: “I’d be glad to answer. That’s no problem at all. I just still have a few more meetings today and will write back later.” Buckley said: “Catherine is our expert on this, so I’ll leave it to her to answer.” Barber refused to reply.
Note: The original “Painter and his Pug” was painted by William Hogarth between 1735 and 1745. Hogarth had only one dog, and he meant him to appear more real than his own portrait.


SUICIDE BOMBERS

IN A SCENE FROM Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal’s new documentary Dugma: The Button, Abu Qaswara, a would-be suicide bomber, describes the sense of exhilaration he felt during an aborted suicide attack against a Syrian army checkpoint. “These were the happiest [moments] I’ve had in 32 years. If anyone had felt exactly what I felt at that moment, Muslims would want to go through the same feeling and non-Muslims would convert just to experience it,” he enthuses to the camera, visibly elated by his attempted self-immolation.
Abu Qaswara’s attack failed after his vehicle was blocked by obstacles on the road placed by the Syrian military. But speaking shortly after he returned from his mission, it was clear that his brush with death had filled him with euphoria. “It was a feeling more than you can imagine,” he says. “Something I cannot describe, it cannot be described.”
Dugma follows the lives of several volunteers fighting with Jabhat al-Nusra, al Qaeda’s former affiliate organization in Syria. Refsdal, who previously produced a film while embedded with the Afghan Taliban, spent six weeks living with al-Nusra fighters in Syria. The men profiled are not Syrians, but volunteers from abroad. Abu Qaswara is a Saudi citizen who traveled to fight in Syria, while another character in the film, Abu Basir al-Britani, is a British-born convert to Islam. Raised in London, Abu Basir came to public attention last year when British reporters discovered that he had formerly been an amateur rock musician named Lucas Kinney in a band called Hannah’s Got Herpes.
The film profiles Abu Qaswara and Abu Basir as they prepare for their respective missions. The men have been approved by al-Nusra leadership to be placed on “the list,” a roster of individuals cleared to conduct suicide attacks. As one al-Nusra religious leader counsels Abu Qaswara, “[This] is about a human life, the most precious thing you have.” Adding, “A person would not sacrifice himself for tons of money, but as you can see, the young men compete over martyrdom operations.”
The lives of the volunteers leading up to their suicide missions are remarkably quotidian. Abu Qaswara meets friends at a fried chicken restaurant, talks on the phone to his family in Saudi Arabia, and beams while watching videos of his young daughter on his laptop. Abu Basir reads the news, picks flowers, and sarcastically jokes with friends about American foreign policy. Describing his own path to joining al-Nusra, he tells Refsdal that while growing up in Britain, “I saw myself as a little different to the people around me. I questioned a lot more.”
Only the few Syrians who appear in the film speak at length about their grievances over the crimes of the Syrian government. In contrast, the foreign volunteers appear largely driven by personal motivations. Liberating the local people from oppression appears at best a secondary concern. Perishing in the conflict and reaping the existential rewards of such an end takes precedence. Both Abu Qaswara and Abu Basir gave up comfortable lives to come to Syria, knowing that certain death would be the outcome of that decision. But rather than deterring them, the prospect of a rewarding death was a primary factor motivating their decision to fight.
This impulse toward self-destruction is actually seen as selfish by some fellow insurgents. In his co-authored 2014 memoir The Arabs at War in Afghanistan, Mustafa Hamid, a former high-ranking Egyptian volunteer with the Afghan mujahideen in the 1980s, described his own frustration with many of the later waves of volunteers arriving to that conflict. “One of the negatives that emerged from the jihad, and which continues to have severe consequences today, was the tendency for the youth to focus not on success and achieving victory and liberating Afghanistan, but on their desire for martyrdom and to enter paradise,” Hamid wrote. This overriding preoccupation with becoming a martyr meant that participation in the conflict, “became individual instead of for the benefit of the group or the country where the fight for liberation is taking place.”
Tracing how the contemporary practice of jihad deviated from his own ideal of defending the rights of oppressed populations, Hamid lamented that “this desire for martyrdom and the rise of a sentiment that nothing matters in war except for retaliation has come to result in suicide operations against civilian targets.” This has in turn bred a callous attitude toward violence that “has reached the level of bragging in front of the camera while carrying out horrific violent acts.”
Abu Qaswara, right, seeking advice about his coming “martyrdom operation” from a Jabhat al-Nusra leader.
The degeneration of mass movements over time that Hamid lamented has been widely documented in other contexts by political scientists. Although the Islamic State militant group is considered to be the most depraved purveyor of violent jihadism today, it is not hard to glimpse the same sense of heedless fanaticism among Jabhat al-Nusra’s foreign recruits. Despite volunteering to join a civil war, they evince little altruism. In their zeal to die, they manage to transform what in theory is the ultimate act of self-sacrifice — giving one’s life for a cause — into a profoundly selfish act. The distance between this nihilistic attitude and the ad hoc internationalism of Mustafa Hamid, or even the illiberal utopianism of Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb, is difficult to overstate.
Suicide bombing has become a common feature of the current age of terrorism and state collapse. As a tactic of war, it was initially pioneered not by Islamists, but by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a Marxist-Leninist separatist group fighting a civil war against the Sri Lankan government. But after being adopted by Middle Eastern militants in the late 1980s and early 1990s (including by several leftist groups), the tactic has since become synonymous in the public imagination with Muslim extremism.
When Abu Qaswara seeks out advice about his coming martyrdom, the al-Nusra leader he speaks with tells him to reflect on his intentions to ensure that he is not simply attempting to “escape from life.” Although the act of suicide has for centuries been considered impermissible by Muslim religious tenets, it was given an aura of ambiguity in modern times after being defended by unscrupulous religious authorities during the Palestinian armed resistance against Israeli occupation. That initial, tacit legitimation of suicide bombing has since contributed to the spread and institutionalization of this tactic by terrorists and insurgent groups around the world.
Belated efforts to put the genie back in the bottle have proven difficult.
Though beautifully made, in many ways Dugma is a difficult film to watch. The characters methodically prepare for death, but at the same time, evince profound love and concern for the wives and children they will leave behind. The ideological circumlocutions they use to justify their impending suicides are often infuriating.
Toward the end of the film, some of the would-be suicide bombers begin expressing reservations about their decision. After learning that his wife is pregnant, Abu Basir al-Britani begins to grapple with the magnitude of his decision to give up his own life. “If I go to a battle and get killed, that’s one thing,” he says, pausing to reflect. “But if I take the conscious decision to go and press the button — if I have a wife and children, they will not forgive me for this.”

CONTACT THE AUTHOR:

Murtaza Hussainmurtaza.hussain@​theintercept.com@mazmhussain
https://theintercept.com/2016/07/30/new-documentary-pierces-the-psychology-of-modern-suicide-bombers/


Tradition is Our Future?

Can anyone tell me who the members are of the jewish activist group Tradition is Our Future? Do they support zionist terror against the Palestinian people? Who finances them? And how long does this pro-zionist group exists? Is it a group or a one man band? On behalf of whom does TOF speak? Let me know.

Stan van Houcke
Journalist
Amsterdam



 


Terrorists? They Are Our Friends!

“Gulen-Gate” Islamic Terrorists Descend on the Democratic National Convention


By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine.
Why are known terrorists at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Doesn’t the Secret Service vet people that are in the same building as the President of the United States anymore?
What the hell is going on?
Invited as a guest to the 2016 Democratic National Convention is none other than Kadri Veseli, the Speaker of the Kosovo Assembly.
Veseli is a former Kosovar Albanian leader of the KLA and its spy organization SHIK. He’s being indicted along with the current president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci for small things like organ trafficking and crimes against humanity.
A new investigation into the shadowy spy group, known as Shik, could also prove embarrassing for western intelligence agencies, particularly the CIA and France’s DGSE, whose support for prime minister Hashim Thaçi, the PDK and Shik dates back to the 1998-9 Kosovo war. At the time, the Americans and French backed Thaçi as the most effective Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander fighting the Serbian military, which was conducting a brutal counter-insurgency and “ethnic-cleansing campaign”…The launch of the new enquiry, which will be conducted by Kosovan and Eulex investigators, will raise questions of why it was not begun five years earlier.
In his 2009 video Bllaca said that he worked for the execution arm of Shik, charged with killing “collaborators”, LDK officials and potential witnesses against KLA commanders for war crimes.
He said that between 1999 and 2003 he took part in an estimated 17 crimes, including assassinations, attempted assassinations, threats and blackmail, claiming that he worked directly for Syla.
His explosive testimony threatened to devastate the PDK and confirm suspicions that Shik, supposed to have been disbanded, remained a potent force in the shadows of Kosovan public life.”-Alleged connections between top Kosovo politicians and assassin investigated Julian Borger The Guardian November 2014
Thaci, who is obviously preparing his defense against the charges didn’t make it this time. But after all, he was a special guest when Secretary of State John Kerry was in the running.
Do organ trafficking operations run like the urban legend would have you think? You know, a guy walks into a bar and a beautiful girl seduces him and gives him a “mickey.”. He wakes up in a bathtub with stitches, feeling a “little sore” and a few pounds lighter?
This real world confession from one of Kadri Veseli’s men lays the horror out plainly. And shows why both he and Thaci are facing charges for it.
The interview was broadcast on Monday a day after Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic told AFP his office had a witness who “testified about a medical procedure, done in northern Albania, that consisted of harvesting organs from Serbs kidnapped during the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo”.
“They gave me a scalpel. I put my left hand on his chest and began cutting. When I got near the bottom (of the ribs), the blood started pouring,” the witness, whose face was not shown and whose voice was distorted, told RTS.
“As soon as I started cutting, he began screaming not to kill him and then he lost consciousness. I don’t know if he fainted or died,” he said,”-  Former Kosovo rebel describes removing prisoner’s heart for black market sale The Telegraph September 2012
After you cut out a man’s heart I think it’s safe to say everyone else in the room can figure out if he died or not even if you can’t. The monsters who ordered these things are people Hillary Clinton calls friends. Emigre Super Bloc Part 4- Clinton’s Jihadis | Will the Super Delegates Vote YES to More Terrorism? GH Eliason
With revealed NATO files as well as WikiLeaksdocuments, findings suggest that the government of Kosovo is lead by crime fugitives with names such as the ‘Butchers’, ‘Balkan Mafia Boss’ as well as organ harvesters. Judging from the revelations origin, it seems like the United States and some other Western European powers that support the government of Kosovo, have had extensive knowledge for several years of criminal ties to former rebel leader Hashim Thaci, including the whole structure of political parties in the country, without exception. Foreign political, military, police, and justice powers in Kosovo have scandalously kept silent for over 17 years, granting crime a lawless and consequence-free paradise. Those findings suggest that the foreigners would continue to turn a blind eye to crime gangs on their doorstep if there were no insiders to reveal the evidence of their tacit involvement.”-Kosovo: A Nest of Crime Fugitives in Europe Foreign Policy Journal March 2016 Vedat Xhymshiti
“Even before, there were accusations from The Hague (war crimes) tribunal, and KLA commanders prevailed against injustice and slander. The war of the Kosovo people was a just war.”
Prosecutors and diplomats say efforts to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the KLA have run into witness intimidation, a culture of reverence for the former guerrillas and deep clan loyalties.
The organ harvesting allegations hit the headlines in 2011 with publication of an explosive report by Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty.
He alleged that Thaci and four high-ranking members of the prime minister’s Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) had been part of a group involved in the sale abroad of organs removed from Serb prisoners who had been smuggled out of Kosovo to a makeshift clinic in Albania during the war…All four of his party allies named in the report are running for parliament on Sunday. One of them, Kadri Veseli, was beside Thaci as he stepped out a black BMW jeep in Gjakova. Kosovo votes under shadow of war crimes probe Gjakova Kosovo Reuters Fatos Bytyci

In spite of all this, Vice president Joe Biden calls Thaci the “George Washington” of Kosovo. I didn’t know George Washington engaged in ethnic cleansing, torture, political assassinations, mafia-like crime and drug trade activities, or of course, the organ trade.
In a rare honest moment, Madeline Albright had this to say to Thaci “I hope you will become Kosovo’s Gerry Adams and choose peace over continuing war and terrorism.”
For me, my family and my fellow Americans this is more than a foreign policy issue, it is personal,” Clinton stressed. Hillary Clinton was speaking about the KLA and Hashim Thaci.
In Thaci’s Kosovo today, IGIL is quietly setting up training camps ahead of the US presidential elections. The war in Serbia will more than likely start directly after a Clinton win. If we are at war with IGIL, should we be inviting IGIL’s friends to political conventions?
On the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, the local police detained three militants of so-called “Islamic State” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), is going to organize a series of terrorist attacks in Serbia.” Terrorists LIH (IGIL) break through the Balkans to Western Europe March 2016
Once again, I’m not accusing Hillary Clinton of a lack of judgment in this situation. Her judgment is clear. Hillary Clinton supports organ selling, drug trafficking, genocidal Islamists that revive Waffen SS battalions in return for their support at the ballot box.
According to USA Today, there were 61 speakers on the first day of the Convention and not one mention of terrorism or terrorist groups.
Does Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine show better judgment…or at least something recognizable as American policy?
We have a winner! “In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting.
Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing that MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” A Chicago Tribune investigation in 2004 confirmed it, as well as MAS’ crafty use of deceptive semantics to appear moderate.”Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine’s Islamist Ties Ryan Mauro July 2016
The article goes further to state that he spoke at a dinner that gave a lifetime achievement award to the founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood USA, a terrorist that wants to institute the Islamic Revolution in the United States.
What is nice about this is that Senator Kaine along with Hillary Clinton also share a special relationship to Fetullah Gulen and his many groups. Kaine, who supports the Muslim Brotherhood also supports the Gulen terrorist organization. When even Gulen’s recent past is looked into, aside from the attempted coup, he directly supports groups that have murdered more people than Osama bin Laden.
Gulen groups are known for greasing the wheel in Congress, and our Congressmen are known for protecting the Islamic graft.- Emigre Super Bloc: The Failed Turkish Coup – An Exploded View George Eliason
What’s kind of nice is that along with Senator Kaine, the Muslim Brotherhood which then Secretary of State Clinton tried to install in power during the Arab Spring in Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and so on, also support Gulen.
Gulen on the other hand, supports the US Congress. In stories broken by the Washington Post and USA Today, Gulen’s groups illegally funded over 200 Congressional trips to Turkey. The practice has been stopped as a result of a House ethics panel investigation. One member of the panel recused themselves because of taking trips that Gulen paid for. A couple others that should have did not.
Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed.  “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to zero would raise red flags that the organizations themselves or their funders are not supposed to be sponsoring these kinds of trips,” Holman said.” USA Today June 2016
According to Congressman David Scott from Georgia, “In a robust republic, civic organizations such as the Gulen movement cannot and should not be designated as terrorist organizations without evidence for the sake of political expediency.”
The Gulen organization is a finely tuned political machine. When the political donations are looked at they go across the board. Both Democrat and Republican alike are on the graft wagon with this Islamist group. This is not just a Democratic party problem. It’s an American Problem.
“You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here. -Secret Fethullah Gülen Sermon1990 broadcast on Turkish television
Groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Gulen groups make inroads because they are not Muslim in character or practice. They are fascist, nationalist, and terrorist.
In the last article segment Fetullah Gulen has been shown to be a terrorist leader. Congressman Scott, now that the proof has been shown, how about revisiting the designation question again?
What’s are the differences between Osama bin Laden, Hassim Thaci, and Fetullah Gulen? Osama bin Laden was never accused of the organ trade, mafia-like crimes, or bribing Congressmen. Through the emigre groups, the other two not only do the above but sway election results in the USA.
This leads to the conclusion that bin Laden’s great sin was being stingy in the political donation arena. I don’t know for sure but given that the other two have committed greater crimes and he’s dead, it makes you wonder.
Do we really need Fascist Islamist Terrorists having a bigger say in who gets elected to be President of the United States than you do? It’s time to fix the system.
Welcome to Gulen-Gate’ where every terrorist that donates is a winner.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/07/gulen-gate-islamic-terrorists-descend-democratic-national-convention.html