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  1. #91

    Jared Kushner – Blackstone and George Soros

    I never suspected that the husband of Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, is such an interesting fellow.
    After Ivanka failed to catch the heir apparent of the Rothschild trillions, Nat Rothschild, she got the next best thing – Jared Kushner.

    The daughter of Ivanka Trump, who already had a West Wing Office in the White House, is now an official advisor to President Trump. Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner had already been appointed as a senior advisor to father-in-law Donald.
    The couple Kushner have a security clearance, but are “unpaid”.
    The Justice Department determined that this isn’t in violation of anti-nepotism laws. According to the state media this is actually better, because as official “advisors” the Kushners have to abide by federal ethics regulations.
    Since 1967, a federal anti-nepotism law prohibits executive branch officials from appointing their relatives to jobs.
    Trump is certainly not the first president to appoint close relatives. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s son James served as his secretary. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s son worked as assistant staff secretary in the White House. John F. Kennedy made his brother Robert attorney general and put his brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, in charge of the Peace Corps:

    More recently President Bill Clinton let Hillary oversee his health care changes, but she didn’t get an official White House function.

    There are some concerns about the financial ties of the Trump administration.
    Last January, Jared Kushner stepped down from his management positions at Kushner Companies, a family-run real estate investment firm that has taken part in more than $7 billion of acquisitions over the past decade.
    Jared will remain a beneficiary of the business, through a series of trusts that own the various real estate companies. The worth of this estate and investment business is estimated at $740 million.
    Jared Kushner didn’t disclose information on his business partners or lenders to his projects. His real estate firm has borrowed money from amongst others: the Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Natixis bank (France), and Hapoalim (Israel’s largest bank).

    The CEO of the private equity giant Blackstone Group (one of the corporations of Baron Jacob Rothschild) Stephen A. Schwarzman, was made an economic adviser to Donald Trump and chairman of the “Strategic and Policy Forum”.
    Kushner is also partners in crime with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager (I’m not sure about the details). BlackRock was founded in 1988 as part of the Blackstone Group. According to the state media BlackRock is independent from Blackstone since 1995. The founder and CEO of BlackRock is Larry Fink.

    Gary D. Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs, now heads the National Economic Council. Cohn’s net worth is valued between $253 million and $611 million, and his income last year was $77 million.
    Another White House official, Reed Cordish, who heads technology initiatives, accumulated assets valued at $424 million.
    The Trump’s administration is considered the wealthiest in American history, with according to Bloomberg members of his senior staff and cabinet worth an estimated $12 billion:

    Around the time Trump received the Republican nomination, Kushner’s firm began negotiating with the Chinese Anbang Insurance Group, with ties to some of the Communist Party’s leading families about a plan to invest billions of dollars in Kushner’s office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
    After Donald Trump became the president elect, Anbang became even more determined to close the deal with Kushner.
    They ended the talks when the deal became too controversial after weeks of negative publicity. The building had already been rescued by other prominent companies, including: Carlyle and Zara (of multibillionaire Amancio Ortega):

    The White House has acknowledged that Jared Kushner together with Michael T. Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, met the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, in late November or early December, 2016 in New York.
    The Russian ambassador is apparently quite popular amongst Trump’s partners in crime.

    The father of Jared, Charles Kushner, has been embroiled in a nasty family feud over how to distribute the business’s proceeds. At one time, Charles hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, videotaped the encounter and sent the footage to his sister.
    Charles pleaded guilty, and in 2005 was sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign donations.

    According to Forbes, the Kushner family is worth at least $1.8 billion.
    Jared’s brother, Joshua (Josh) Kushner, started his working career at… Goldman Sachs
    In 2015 Jared, Josh, and Ryan Williams (of Blackstone, who became Cadre’s CEO) founded the investment firm Cadre.
    The money came from Goldman Sachs and George Soros:
    George Soros invested more than $250 million in Cadre:
    That’s the same George Soros that supported Hillary Clinton with campaign contributions and “criticising” Donald Trump, and who were together involved in a bankruptcy fraud involving the General Motors building in New York.

    On a lighter note some media claim that Ivanka Trump last February couldn’t keep her eyes of the Canadian PM (Puppet Minister) Justin Trudeau:

    Here is the couple Kushner with daddy Trump, on 16 June 2015 when Donald announced his campaign for the presidency.
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  3. #92

    Alex Acosta, Scott Gottlieb

    Both the Clintons and Donald Trump were good friends of Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing underage girls and running a paedophile sex ring. Epstein was convicted to a whopping 13 months in jail, for a total of 8 hours per day.
    Most accounts claim that every Sunday Epstein was locked up the whole day... This means that Epstein was locked up for a total of 56 whole days.
    Epstein arranged underage girls for Prince Andrew, and Donald Trump provided his private jet for Prince Andrew to meet with his good friend Epstein.

    Most people thought Donald Trump couldn’t do it. But against all odds he picks an even bigger scumbag than Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor - Alexander Acosta
    In 2008 no other than Alexander Acosta as US Attorney made the sweet deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Here is the deal in all glory:

    Not only did Epstein receive a very mild sentence, but it also immunised several of the paedophiles that used the “services” of Epstein’s sex ring.
    In 2011, Acosta wrote a letter in which he defended this decision:
    Our judgment in this case, based on the evidence that was known at the time, was that it was better to have a billionaire serve time in jail, register as a sex offender and pay his victims restitution than risk a trial with a reduced likelihood of success. I supported that judgment then, and based on the state of the law as it then stood and the evidence known at the time, I would support that judgment again.
    In the 2011 letter, Acosta agreed that the work release seemed "highly unusual treatment" that "undermined the purpose of a jail sentence".

    At his senate confirmation hearing, Alexander Acosta was supposedly “grilled” by the Democrooks; where he described the secret non-prosecution deal with Jeffrey Epstein as “a good thing”.
    According to Acosta, the state had been outmatched by Epstein, whose attorneys launched "a year-long assault" on prosecutors “more aggressive” than any Acosta had previously encountered. Including following witnesses and discrediting victims by offering their social media profiles:

    Any idea what would happen if some small time drug dealer would harass witnesses or law enforcement agents?
    Acosta’s office didn’t file a pair of obstruction of justice charges against Epstein. The first for harassing 2 of his personal assistants to thwart FBI agents from serving investigation subpoenas. The second for dissuading a female victim from talking with agents.
    But of course for billionaire pervert Epstein and his friends the laws do not apply.
    Kent Frank, 50, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Alex Acosta declared in a news release that society
    cannot permit such individuals to seek sanctuary in our community (…)
    We will prosecute sexual abuse of children aggressively, both when the targets are children in our community and when the defendants travel to target children abroad.
    Kent Frank 40 years, Jeffrey Epstein 56 days…

    Acosta was head of the civil rights division of the Department of Justice during the Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2005, the Department of Justice Inspector General let Bradley Schlozman do the hiring. Under Acosta’s watch, Schlozman illegally purged “liberal” attorneys in favour of hiring more conservative, “real Americans” (Schlozman’s words).
    Acosta agreed this “conduct should have never happened, I deeply regret it”:

    Acosta also oversaw the settlement with UBS, a bank from Switzerland which helped 20,000 Americans with assets of about $20 billion evade taxes.
    The bank paid $780 million and agreed to hand over the names of “some of their clients”:

    Here you can see Alex Acosta standing to the right of Ivanka and Jared Kushner. I sometimes see politicians and think they’d sell their own mother for a dime; Acosta’s face false in this category.

    Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, to lead the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    Gottlieb was healthcare analyst at the investment bank Alex, Brown & Son, who decided he could make more money by entering pharmaceutics as a Dr.
    Since 2005 he is a writer for Forbes magazine.

    Scott Gottlieb is completely tied up with the pharmaceutical industry.
    Gottlieb is a director at Tolero Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo Inc., and on the investment board of GlaxoSmithKline (the pharmaceutical giant that sells the highly toxic AZT).
    Gottlieb has earlier worked on the development of the FDA's policies related to the approval of fixed dose combination drugs for the treatment of AIDS-victims.

    Gottlieb is also a partner at T.R. Winston (a merchant bank) and a venture partner at investment firm New Enterprise Associates, which invest heavily in health care and biopharma.
    From 2013 through 2015 Gottlieb received some $413,700 from drug companies for “consulting, speaking or other services”. In 2015 alone, he collected $199,951 from eight drug companies, most of it coming from Vertex, GlaxoSmithKline, and Daiichi Sankyo (see the following picture).

    When he was appointed by President George Bush Jr. for the FDA in 2005 Gottlieb’s conflicts of interest raised eyebrows. Gottlieb had to recuse himself for up to a year from matters involving 9 drug companies, including Eli Lilly, Roche, Procter & Gamble and Sanofi-Aventis.
    Some of the companies involved with Gottlieb, have a controversial reputation. In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline paid $3 billion to settle charges of improper marketing and other practices. In 2009, Eli Lilly paid $1.4 billion to settle similar charges.
    In 2009, Pfizer settled a health care fraud for $2.3 billion:

    Gottlieb has repeatedly criticised FDA’s “flawed culture” in which the safety of a drug is too much of a concern. Gottlieb will try to dramatically cut regulations governing food, drugs, cosmetics, dietary supplements and tobacco, so the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t have to worry about something minor like the health of their victims.
    Of course this is not a drastic change from the policy under the Obama administration. FDA review for new drugs has fallen from an average of about 18 months a decade or two ago to about 12 months more recently, while the percentage of approvals of drug applications has risen to more than 90% in 2015.
    Gottlieb was chosen over Jim O'Neill, a libertarian investor close to Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
    A survey by Mizuho Securities USA Inc of 53 pharmaceutical executives found that 72 % favoured Gottlieb over other potential candidates:
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  4. #93

    Elaine Chao

    It could be funny if it wasn’t so horrible...
    The trail of drugs trafficking, money laundering, Henry Kissinger, leads to Elaine L. Chao and back to Donald Trump, George Bush and the Clintons:

    President Trump nominated Elaine L. Chao (born in Taiwan) to Secretary of Transportation, which the Senate confirmed by a vote of 93-6 (her husband Senator Mitch McConnell didn’t refrain from voting…).
    Elaine Chao has earlier served as a Reagan administration official and secretary of labor in the George W. Bush cabinets (from 2001 to 2009). Elaine Chao is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    Elaine’s father, James S.C. Chao, was a classmate at Jiao Tong University of Jiang Zemin, the president of China in the ’90s. They have kept in touch ever since.
    Through James Chao, Elaine and Mitch McConnell met Jiang several times, both in Beijing and Washington. When Jiang visited the White House in 1997, he met privately with Elaine and Mitch McConnell, before a state dinner hosted by President Clinton; Senator McConnell again met Jiang the next morning.
    In 1999, Elaine and Mitch appeared at the University of Louisville with Chinese Ambassador Li Zhaoxing.

    When James Chao emigrated from Taiwan to the USA, upon settling in New York, he founded the Foremost Maritime Corporation. Foremost transports goods to China and buys its ships from the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
    Senator Mitch McConnell’s ties to the Chao family go back to the late 1980s, when James Chao began donating to his campaigns. In 1993, McConnell married Elaine Chao.
    In April 2008, James Chao gave Elaine and Mitch $5 to $25 million to help the McConnells get over the dip in their stock portfolio after the financial crisis earlier that year. The generous gift made McConnell one of the wealthiest in the Senate, with an estimated net worth of $22.8 million.

    In 1989, Elaine asked John Huang to raise money for Republican senators. In 1993, Huang, then head of the Lippo Bank (based in Indonesia), arranged a coalition of Chinese banks and individuals to sponsor Chao’s visit to Los Angeles as the new head of United Way.
    Huang also gave McConnell $2,000 in illegal donations as part of a foreign money-laundering scheme.
    Elaine has been a director for Protective Life Corp., which owns 50% of CRC Protective Life Insurance. Lippo co-owns the rest of the Hong Kong-based insurance company with China Resources Holdings Co., a front company for China’s People Liberation Army.
    Lippo is controlled by the Riady family and was at the centre of the Clinton “Chinagate” fundraising scandal. Lippo´s chief executive James T. Riady pled guilty to a felony charge for illegally donating to the campaign of Bill Clinton.

    One of Elaine’s patrons was Maurice “Hank” Greenberg.
    Greenberg is chairman and chief executive of the New York-based American International Group (AIG), which does a lot of business in China.
    Greenberg and AIG, through its employee PAC, have donated thousands of dollars to Mitch McConnell’s campaigns. Mitch also received large sums for speeches for AIG.
    AIG has also hired Henry A. Kissinger, for his connections (including in China).

    Chao also served on the board of directors for Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation started by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
    Elaine served as studies advisor to Heritage as well. Bloomberg gave Heritage $180,000 in 1998 and at least $100,000 a year for more than a decade through his Starr Foundation for writing favourably about trading with China:

    The China connection (again) leads to Henry Kissinger.
    Kissinger has visited China more than 80 times since his first clandestine 1971 trip.
    After Donald Trump became US president elect, Kissinger swiftly visited Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    Kissinger was amongst a select group of US experts that met Xi in February 2012 before he became president.
    Other Americans on this short list were former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and… Elaine Chao:

    Now for the shocking stuff…
    In August 2014, the ship “Ping May” of the Foremost Maritime Corporation of daddy Chao was in Santa Marta en route to the Netherlands.
    Before it could leave the port, Colombian inspectors discovered, amidst its load of coal, approximately 40 kilograms (about ninety pounds) of cocaine in 40 separate packages

    The following photo shows James Chao (second from right), at the christening of the “Ping May” in Shanghai.

    Elaine Chao has also served on the board of Wells Fargo, one of the biggest banks in the world.
    In 2012, Wells Fargo paid a $175 million settlement after it was accused of charging higher fees and rates to minority borrowers (maybe not of Chinese origins…) than to white borrowers with the same “credit risk”.
    Even more interesting is that in 2010, Wachovia – purchased by Wells Fargo in 2008 – paid a settlement of $160 million for laundering over $100 million in drugs money for “Mexican and Colombian drug cartels” (I didn’t know that Bush, Clinton and Kissinger are Mexican Columbians…).
    The bank admitted that it had failed to “apply the proper anti-laundering strictures” regarding the handling of $378.4 billion in currency exchanges with Mexico between 2004 and 2007.

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the big banks received huge government bailouts (Wells Fargo got $25 billion from the US government).
    According to the UN, proceeds from the global drug trade was “the only liquid investment capital” that ultimately helped keep Wells Fargo and other banks afloat.
    Wells Fargo also profited, and continues to profit, at the other end of the “war on drug” as a major investor in the prison-industrial complex, specifically with heavy investments in the GEO Group, the second largest private prison company in the USA:
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  5. #94
    Boycotting the elections seems like something that ensures that the anti-liberty party duopoly will continue to reign supreme.

    In fact it makes me wonder how many people who suggest this idea are actually honest people, or trolls trying to quash the resistance against what is essentially a one-party stranglehold on Washington DC.

    The reason why boycott can be an effective protest is that it hurts people you disapprove of in profit. It's a good free market libertarian way to exercise power you have through your free choice, no offensive force involved. In a libertarian society with less regulated corporations, that would be one of the major checks on companies harmful to the collective. The "collective" word may sound scary but it isn't collecitiv-ism, it's just individuals choosing to use their money essentially as speech.

    But the key here is that financial boycott has a mechanism for bringing about change. "Boycotting" the vote just makes the people you are supposed to be protesting smile. Who do you think is happy when D + R adds up to 99%? The very people you are trying to protest! Hand in a blank ballot, write-in your neighbor, whatever, vote third party, whatever. Any of that is better strategically than staying home, unless you like our two party-system as it is. I would suggest voting for the most popular 3rd party in every election you could, just to create an opening for something that isn't D or R. But you may have a different opinion, whatever. Just don't stay home.
    Trump hates liberty.

  6. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-Neocon View Post
    In fact it makes me wonder how many people who suggest this idea are actually honest people, or trolls trying to quash the resistance against what is essentially a one-party stranglehold on Washington DC.
    Which resistance are you talking about? Are you talking about the Tea party that's financed by the Koch brothers (both in Forbes top 10 billionaire list)?

    The objective of political elections is to pacify us into submission.
    The elite keep getting richer over the backs of the poor slaves.

    Ultimately it is mental slavery that makes all of this possible. An important role in this scam is fooling us into believing that our wonderful democratic rights (to vote for the corrupt puppets of the elite) guarantee our freedom...

    Over here in the Kingdom of the Netherlands where I survive, we are ruled by the ruthless Orange-Nassau family.
    We have the “right” to vote for subordinates of King Willem-Alexander...

    The situation is similar in Britain.
    Canada is ruled by a Governor General selected by Queen Elizabeth, and is in fact still a colony of England:

    The USA is ruled by the one party Democrook-Republicons; you have the right to vote, which could actually mean something...

    In the last US presidential election, the only 2 candidates that stood a chance were Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
    Both are puppets for Goldman Sachs.
    The husband of the daughter of Hillary, Chelsea, is a Goldman Sachs alumnus.
    The brother-in-law of the daughter of Donald, Ivanka, is a Goldman Sachs alumnus.

    Both have been good friends with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who in turn was arranging underage girls for the sexual appetites of Prince Andrew.
    Both are involved in money laundering of drugs money...

    When our constitutional rights are violated in the worst ways imaginable there’s nothing we can do about it (at least not as one individual against a powerful government).

    It is stupid to vote in a dictatorship that is sold to us as a democracy.
    Not voting won’t make this place a better place, but it could be a first step in the process of waking up.
    Another important step in the process of waking up is to stop listening to the telescreen (subliminal messages...).
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  7. #96
    Australian born media mogul Murdoch owns the FOX Broadcasting Company and was (also) schooled at Oxford. He has been friends with Baron Jacob Rothschild since the 1960s. Rothschild served as deputy chairman of Murdoch's BSkyB Corporation from 2003 to 2007.
    Murdoch jointly with Rothschild invested in a 5.5% stake in Genie, which conducts shale gas and oil exploration in amongst others Colorado and the occupied Golan Heights. Other notable investors on Genie’s Strategic Advisory Board of Genie are: Dick Cheney and James Woolsey.

    According to Forbes, Murdoch is the 96th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $13.1 billion.
    In June 2016, Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his golf course in Scotland.

    In 2015, Ira Greenstein donated $10,000 to Trump’s campaign. Greensteinwas Genie’s President from 15 December 2011 to 3 May 2017.
    John Sweeney conducted interviews to choose applicants for the Trump administration with 3 transition team members: Ira Greenstein (president of Genie Energy Ltd.), Anthony Scaramucci (Goldman Sachs alumnus, who joined FOX Business Network in 2014), and Martin Silverstein (US ambassador to Uruguay under President George Bush Jr.).
    Democrats have also sat on the Strategic Advisory Board of Genie, like Shelley Berkley:

    Rupert Murdoch and his ex-wife, the Chinese born Wendi Deng, are also very close to the couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (advisors to President Trump). See Jared and Rupert.

    Nobody could mind that the Trump organization is making lots of money now that Donald will “make America great again”, in the words of Eric Trump: “I think our brand is the hottest it has ever been”.
    The Mar-a-Lago, where the members sometimes have access to President Trump, doubled its initial membership fees from $100,000 to $200,000 days after Trump assumed the presidency.

    Less than 10 days after Trump won the election, the Trump International Hotel in Washington hosted a gathering for about 100 foreign diplomats and tried to convince them to book rooms there when they stayed in Washington.
    Since then, the governments of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have booked rooms and/or hosted events at Trump’s hotel.

    After Donald Trump was inaugurated, he spent 7 of his first 14 weekends at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
    President Trump hosted an open-air situation room in Mar-a-Lago when he consulted with Japanese President Shinzo Abe on how to respond to a North Korean missile test launch.
    On another Mar-a-Lago weekend, he was visited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, when Trump made the decision to fires 59 Tomahawk missiles at an air base in Syria. The day Ivanka Trump sat next to Xi and his wife at Mar-a-Lago, the Chinese government approved 5 new trademarks for Ivanka’s company.

    The limited liability company Milan Investments, with anonymous owners, bought 11 condos at the Trump International Las Vegas, which Trump co-owns, for $3.1 million:

    I’m just glad that Donald Trump has convinced us all that he’s above corruption.
    No need to check of course…
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  9. #97
    Since Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty on sexually abusing underage girls and running an underage sex ring, Donald Trump has sort of denied that they were close.
    I have found 3 photos that look like Donald and Epstein were pretty close.

    Palm Beach, Florida, 1 January 1997

    Victoria’s Secret angels party at the Laura Belle club in New York City, April 1997

    Donald and Jeff with Melania Knauss (now First lady) and Epstein’s aide Ghislaine Maxwell at the Mar-a-Lago, 12 February 2000

    Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate was a walking distance from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

    There are some pictures of one of the famous “clients” of Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew. It’s hard to estimate the age of this girl with Andrew.
    This looks like a scene from the movie “Eyes Wide Shut”.
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  10. #98

    John McCain, Deripaska, Follieri

    By mid-2005 Rothschild and Deripaska, had already virtually taken control of Montenegro’s economy by snapping up its aluminium plant, KAP – which accounts for up to 40% of the country’s GDP and some 80% of its export earnings. Deripaska is controlling shareholder of the Russian aluminium giant RusAl, and in 2008 listed as the ninth-richest man in the world.

    In January 2006, Rick Davis introduced Oleg Deripaska to John McCain at a villa in Davos, Switzerland.
    The McCain campaign later claimed that “any contact between Mr. Deripaska and the senator was social and incidental” but afterward Deripaska thanked Davis for arranging “such an intimate setting”.

    In August 2006, John McCain was spotted celebrating his 70th birthday in Montenegro at a yacht rented by the Italian Raffaello Follieri (later convicted to years in prison) and his then movie-star girlfriend Anne Hathaway.
    See on the left Raffaello Follieri and Anne Hathaway. Follieri is shaking hands with Rick Davis and McCain is shuffling up the yacht behind him.

    On the same day one of the largest yachts in the world, the Queen K of Rothschild’s associate Oleg Deripaska, was in the same bay of Kotor.
    This was the real reason McCain and Davis went to Montenegro; they met Deripaska at a reception.

    In 2008, Paul Manafort and Rick Davis again arranged for then–presidential candidate John McCain to meet Deripaska (in Switzerland).
    At the time, Rick Davis was McCain’s campaign manager.

    Deripaska also reached out to Washington-based intelligence firm, Diligence, chaired by GOP foreign policy hand and member of the Nixon Center (now called CNI) Richard Burt, McCain’s adviser in 2000 and 2008.
    In 2007 Burt left Diligence to join Henry Kissinger’s consulting firm (Kissinger is also honorary chairman of the pro-Russian think tank CNI).

    Nathaniel “Nat” Rothschild bought a stake in corporate spying firm Diligence.
    Deripaska was a client of Diligence. Possibly the most important service Diligence delivered to Deripaska was a “due diligence” report to the World Bank, which was used to approve a $150 million to a Deripaska subsidiary, the Komi Aluminum Project.
    Getting the loan was useful in gaining Western investors confidence in RusAl (of Deripaska and Rothschild):
    (archived here:

    For more information on the looting of former Yugoslavia (including Montenegro):

    For some reason it’s very easy to find the connection of John McCain to the Clinton crime syndicate, but difficult to find the connections to Donald Trump. The first “search” results are about some feud between Trump and McCain, because Trump “exposed” that McCain was no war hero in Vietnam.
    Of course our wonderful “search” engines aren’t expected to show that Manafort was once campaign manager to Trump, while Davis stayed with him even after Manafort resigned.
    It's obvious that Clinton is close to McCain, as their supporter and friend - Lynn Forester de Rothschild - serves on the McCain Institute.

    See Donald Trump, with his good friends Lynn Forester and her husband Andrew Stein in the 1980s.

    In September 2008, when McCain was running to get Obama elected...
    Donald Trump said on CNN’s Larry King Live and then repeated for FOX On the record:
    Well, I have. And I've known him [John McCain] for a long time, and I've known Hillary for a long time.
    But I've known Senator McCain for a long time. He's a great guy, a great man. He's just a very strong guy, a very strong leader, and he's very, very smart.
    So I endorsed John McCain. I've known him for a long time. He's a brilliant guy, and I think he'll be a great president.
    Trump on McCain choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate:
    I think it was brilliant, and I think it is a great testament to him.
    He took a chance on somebody, and it's been amazing, the response. I don't think I've seen a response like this that people have to her--some negative, but mostly positive.
    And she's just amazing. And she has totally united the Republican Party like I've never seen before. It was a brilliant choice, and I think she'll be fantastic.

    Donald Trump has also (written in 2008):
    donated to McCain for years, and gave the legal maximum to the Arizona senator in May. The same month, the members of Trump’s family — wife Melania Knauss and children Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric — also gave McCain the maximum individual donation allowed under federal campaign finance laws.

    In 2011, Trump and Palin got a lot of publicity for meeting in a pizza joint in New York. Trump got criticised for eating his slice with knife and fork…
    Sarah Palin has also worked for the FOX network of Jacob Rothschild’s and Jared Kushner’s friend - Rupert Murdoch.
    In 2015, Palin interviewed Donald on her show “On Point”.

    In 2016, when Donald supposedly had a feud with John McCain, Sarah Palin publicly endorsed Trump for president.
    In early 2010, Palin was the keynote speaker at a National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee:

    For the feud that gave Donald Trump some additional press coverage and votes, Trump-backer Sheldon Adelson donated $1.2 million to Senator John McCain’s super PAC:
    In 2008, Sheldon Adelson raised more than $200,000 for McCain:

    John McCain (like Trump) is also friends with Rockefeller’s favourite agent Henry Kissinger (that met Trump again a couple of days ago), who said:
    John and I have been friends for 30 years. I have great confidence in him.

    John McCain has also been spotted with Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, who has also donated to McCain:

    Wayne Lee Berman is a close friend of McCain and served as Finance Chairman of his 2008 presidential campaign, after being a senior advisor to the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney campaigns.
    Berman currently works for the Blackstone Group:

    Raffaello Follieri is an interesting story in its own right (including some great photos).
    In February 2007, Follieri hired Davis and Manafort’s lobbying firm.

    Follieri was involved in a multimillion dollar money laundering scheme with the Clinton Global Initiative of which the details have been obscured.
    Doug Band introduced the con man Bill Clinton to Follieri, who pledged $50 million to the Clinton Global initiative. Band also introduced Follieri to Carlos Slim, then called “the richest man in the world”.

    Follieri formed an investment partnership with long-time friend and donor of Clinton – billionaire Ron Burkle. In 2005, the Yucaipa Group of Burkle invested $50 million into Follieri’s money laundering scheme to buy and develop surplus real estate properties of the Catholic Church. Bill Clinton was senior adviser at Yucaipa.

    Follieri’s connections went all the way to the top of the Vatican. Follieri introduced Anne Hathaway to Pope John Paul II - note the Masonic handshake.

    Through another Clinton contact, Keith Stein, Band hooked Follieri up with Michael Cooper, whose Dundee Realty Corporation kicked in $6 million.
    Follieri paid $400,000 to a shell company that Band had set up for a kick-back scheme. With that money in hand, Band and his brother Gregory made $4,600 contributions - the maximum allowed - to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

    Follieri's personal receipts later included $37,000 per month for an apartment with executive chef and private dog-walker, and a $107,000 jet rental for him and Hathaway to join the Clintons for New Year's Eve at Oscar de la Renta’s Dominican Republic estate.
    See Hathaway, Follieri and Bill Clinton .

    The Clintons were not amused when the scheme wasn’t a success.
    Raffaello Follieri was forced to plead guilty to 8 counts of wire fraud and 5 counts of money laundering. Follieri admitted to redirecting at least $2.4 million of investor money to foreign personal bank accounts.
    Anne Hathaway dumped Follieri like a bad habit.
    Follieri spent 4 1/2 years in federal prison for defrauding investors, while the rest of the gang remained free of charges:
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  11. #99

    Cambridge Analytica

    Cambridge Analytica was the company that gave us Brexit and President Trump...
    Cambridge Analytica is a subsidary of the SCL Group.

    I don't think that this video can be seen much longer...
    The best part of the video is Alexander Nix, who explains that they send people with a bribe or some girls to seduce the target (and leak the video).

    EDIT - additional video by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower (former employee) Christopher Wylie, who explains how they dit it.
    He also explains the important role of Aleksandr Kogan.
    They not only used the "personal" Facebook data, but also information on the friends network.
    For some reason Christopher Wylie has been blocked from Facebook and other social media...

    Most media outlets claim that Robert Mercer is the largest shareholder in Cambridge Analytica.
    Steve Bannon of Robert Mercer-owned media outlet Breitbart News joined the Board of Cambridge Analytica. Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway also has close ties to Robert Mercer. Mercer funds Cambridge Analytica. At one time Michael Flynn worked for the parent company of Cambridge Analytica – SCL Group.

    From shortly after its inception in 2005 until June 2015, the largest of the 15 shareholders of the UK Strategic Communications Laboratories Ltd. (in 2015 renamed to SCL Group) was Vincent Tchenguiz (so not Mercer).
    Tchenguiz has been involved with the Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, who was involved with (once Trump’s campaign manager) Paul Manafort:

    There are also stories that the British authorities have started an investigation into Cambridge Analytica violating privacy, by using Facebook data...
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  12. #100

    Oligarchs, Mnuchin, movies and oil

    Maybe all of this controversy over Trump’s team ties to Russia (while the ties to Britain are ignored...) is strange.
    Even during the “Cold War” the relations between the US and USSR were very tight. See for example the ties between Rockefeller agent Henry Kissinger and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin.

    The following article details some of the “Putin” proxies that funnelled millions to Republican political campaigns.
    In reality Moscow (like Washington) takes their orders from London...

    In the 2015-16 election cycle, US-UK citizen Leonard “Len” Blavatnik was one of the largest donors to the Republicans. In the late '70s, Blavatnik's family emigrated from the USSR to the US.
    In 2009-10, Blavatnik started donating to US political campaigns, during that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and $273,600 in 2013-14. During this period his contributions were fairly balanced across party lines.
    In 2015-16, Blavatnik's political contributions soared to $6.35 million only to Republican action committees - including Senators Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.
    Blavatnik's AI-Altep Holdings donated $2 million to McConnell's PAC.

    Viktor Vekselberg is one of the 10 richest men in Russia, and together with long-time business partner Blavatnik (they met at university in Russia.) hold a 20.5% stake in the Rusal of Oleg Deripaska and Nat Rothschild.
    In 1990, Blavatnik and Vekselberg co-founded the Renova Group; one of their earliest investments was in Tyumen Oil Co. (TNK), founded in 1995. In 2003, TNK formed a joint venture with British Petroleum (BP). That relationship ended 10 years later when they sold to the state-controlled Rosneft.
    Vekselberg has connections to at least 2 Americans that made large Republican campaign contributions.

    Andrew Intrater has been reported as Vekselberg's cousin and is chief executive of Columbus Nova (Renova's US investment arm).
    In January 2017, Intrater contributed $250,000 to Trump's Inaugural Committee. His gift got him invited to a dinner billed as "an intimate policy discussion with select cabinet appointees”.

    From 1998 to 2003, oil magnate Simon Kukes worked for Vekselberg and Blavatnik as CEO of TNK. CIA documents released in 2003 claimed that TNK president Kukes "bribed local officials".
    In 2016, Kukes contributed a total of $283,000, most of it to Trump’s Victory Fund.
    In June 2003, Kukes resigned as CEO of TNK to join the board of Yukos Oil, at the time the largest oil company in Russia owned by the richest Russian, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Four months after Kukes joined the board, authorities arrested Khodorkovsky on trumped up charges of tax evasion to make Kukes the CEO.

    In 2000, Alexander Shustorovich , chief executive of IMG Artists, tried to donate $250,000 to George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, but this was rejected.
    Trump on the other hand gladly accepted Shustorovich's $1 million check to his Inaugural Committee.

    From the start of the 2015-16 election cycle through September 2017, Blavatnik, Intrater, Shustorovich and Kukes made $10.4 million donations to US politicians (99% to Republicans).

    Trump’s super PAC, Make America Number 1, was primarily funded by Robert Mercer. His Renaissance Technologies hedge fund also invested $15.5 million in Cambridge Analytica (subsidiary of the British SCL Group), the firm that Jared Kushner hired for $5.9 million to arrange Trump’s election.
    Alexander Nix has confirmed that he asked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to forward the Clinton-related emails. Assange said he declined:
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    In 1993, Senator Mitch McConnell, who received $2 million from Lev Blavatnik, married Elaine L. Chao.
    Elaine Chao (born in Taiwan) is Trump’s Secretary of Transportation; she earlier was an official in the Reagan administration and secretary of labor in both George W. Bush cabinets (from 2001 to 2009). Elaine Chao is also a member of the CFR.

    Elaine’s father, James S.C. Chao, is a long-time friend of the president of China in the 1990s - Jiang Zemin (they were classmates at Jiao Tong University).
    In August 2014, a ship of the Foremost Maritime Corporation of James Chao was caught with 40 kilograms (about ninety pounds) of cocaine on board.

    Elaine Chao and McConnell are also connected to John Huang of the Indonesian Lippo Bank of the Riady family.
    Lippo was at the centre of the Clinton “Chinagate” fundraising scandal, in which Lippo´s chief executive James T. Riady pled guilty to illegally donating to Bill Clinton.

    Goldman Sachs, Bonesman Steve Mnuchin owned Hollywood financing company RatPac-Dune with Len Blavatnik.
    Mnuchin sold his stake before becoming Treasury Secretary without disclosing to whom.

    In April 2017, Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment purchased James Packer’s ownership share of RatPac Entertainment.
    RatPac is a partner in RatPac-Dune Entertainment with Dune Entertainment, which was led by Steven Mnuchin. Since 2006, Dune partnered with Warner Brothers and Fox Filmed Entertainment (of Rothschild agent Rupert Murdoch).
    Mnuchin was also co-chairman of movie company Relativity Media (co-owned by Brett Ratner and Packer), which distributed or financed nearly 200 motion pictures that were nominated for 60 Oscars.
    Relativity founder Ryan Kavanaugh was sued for fraud and neglect, which involved porn photo shoots involving Dana Brunetti. Brunetti met gay paedophile Kevin Spacey in 1997, and became long-time partners, including working on several feature films.
    In 2007, then Senator Hillary Clinton threw a fundraising party at Brett Ratner’s home, whose guest lists have included Paris Hilton (also close to Donald Trump).

    Brett Ratner, co-owner of RatPac-Dune directed X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Gay paedophile Bryan Singer had directed X-Men (2000) and its 2003 sequel. Singer’s and Spacey’s career took off with The Usual Suspects (1995), for which Spacey’s won his first Oscar.
    In 2012, prominent Democratic fundraiser Ron Burkle purchased a large stake in Relativity. Bill Clinton has flown on his buddy Burkle’s private Boeing 757 that some refer to as “Air $#@! One.”

    In 2000, Rothschild associates Oleg Deripaska and Roman Abramovich partnered to found RUSAL. Abramovich is the owner of investment company Millhouse LLC and is maybe best known as the owner of Chelsea Football Club. Blavatnik and Viktor Vekselberg hold a 15.8% joint stake in Rusal.
    Blavatnik is the founder of Access Industries that now owns Warner Music Group. In 2015, Blavatnik was called Britain’s richest man (ignoring the Houses of Windsor and Rothschild…).

    Benjamin Netanyahu has been suspected of fraud and bribes from Los Angeles producer Arnon Milchan, Australian billionaire James Packer, and others. Netanyahu’s son Yair flew on Packer’s private jet and stayed in hotels at Packer’s expense:
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    In 2003, BP formed a joint venture with the Russian Alfa–Access–Renova consortium (AAR) - TNK-BP - to explore, extract, refine and sell Siberian oil and gas. The joint venture generated more than £19 billion in dividends for BP and accounted for around a quarter of its total oil production.
    In 2011, BP tried to form a strategic alliance with Russia’s largest state owned oil company - Rosneft. BP and Rosneft were forced to put their plans on hold after AAR obtained a High Court injunction against BP. In July 2012, the Russian courts awarded 100 billion roubles (about £2 billion) to AAR.
    Rosneft eventually partnered with Exxon-Mobil and BP lost out on this opportunity.

    On 18 October 2012, Rosneft bought out BP and AAR for a reported £56 billion deal, including a significant stake in Rosneft for BP:

    Rex Tillerson, who was recently unceremoniously dismissed (by tweet) as Secretary of State, was CEO of ExxonMobil…

    From 1995 to 2000, Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton. The ties to Russia have been a little overlooked.
    During the 5 years with Cheney’s as CEO, Halliburton was awarded $3.8 billion in government contracts or insured loans. During Cheney’s 5 years, government banks loaned or insured loans to Halliburton (most for its subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown and Root) worth $1.5 billion, compared to (only) $100 million during the previous 5 years.

    For the refurbishment of the Siberian oilfield, the Tyumen oil company (TNK) was loaned $489 million from the US Export-Import Bank (after lobbying by Halliburton). Halliburton in return received $292 million for the refurbishments:
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  13. #101
    As far as I can tell the role of the US in the theatre of world politics is to divert attention from the crimes against humanity orchestrated by the European Royal families.

    According to Noam Chomsky, Trump’s task as president is to get all the attention, to distract us from the fact that all the parts of the government that actually do something for the people are dismantled.
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  14. #102
    The following book from 1892 gives a good descitpion on how the bankink system and “politrics” is used against us.
    It’s focus is on the USA from roughly 1860-1891.

    In the context of this thread arguably the following quote is the most relevant...

    On 21 March 1892, the Chicago Daily Press published a dispatch from Wall Street, in which their henchmen were instructed:
    We must proceed with caution and guard well every move made, for the lower orders of the people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore dictate a policy of apparent yielding to the popular will—until all of our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs with out fear of any organized resistance. The Farmers' Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to either control these organizations in our interests, or to disrupt them. At the coming Omaha convention, to be held July 4, our men must attend and direct its movements, else there will be set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to overcome. This, at the present time, would be premature; we are not yet ready for such a crisis.

    Capital must protect itself in every possible manner, through combination and legislation. The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed—through the influence of the strong arm of government—applied by a central power of imperial wealth under the control of leading financiers. A people without homes will not quarrel with their rulers. History repeats itself in regular circles; this truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capital to govern the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a condition of political antagonism. The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic party. And the question of protection, with reciprocity, must be forced to public view through the Republican party. By thus dividing the voters we can get them to expend their energies in fighting each other over questions of no importance to us, except as tethers to lead the common herd.
    Thus, by discreet action, we can secure all that has been so generously planned, and thus far successfully accomplished.
    Sarah E. Van De Vort Emery - Imperialism in America: its rise and progress (1892):
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  15. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    It could be funny if it wasn’t so horrible...
    The trail of drugs trafficking, money laundering, Henry Kissinger, leads to Elaine L. Chao and back to Donald Trump, George Bush and the Clintons:
    FOIA-released records show how Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prioritises requests from Kentucky – home state of McConnell, where he´s running for reelection in 2020.

    Secretary Chao “met at least 10 times” with politicians and business leaders from Kentucky at the requests of McConnell’s office.
    The Transportation department has even established a special liaison, Chao’s chief of staff, Kentucky resident, Todd Inman, “to help with grant applications and other priorities…paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection”.

    Inman worked on McConnell’s campaigns in 2008 and 2014 and then became the deputy state director for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Kentucky.
    In February 2017, Inman emailed McConnell’s chief of staff:
    The Secretary has indicated if you have a Ky-specific issue that we should flag for her attention to please continue to go through your normal channels but feel free to contact me directly as well so we can monitor or follow up as necessary.
    Starting in April 2017, Inman and Chao met annually with a delegation from river port of 59,809 people Owensboro, with long connections to McConnell, where they discussed 2 projects — upgrading road connections to a riverport and reclassifying a local parkway as an Interstate spur, which could make more businesses locating in Owensboro.

    Owensboro submitted its first grant application for “FASTLANE” in the final months of the Obama administration. Career DOT staff rejected the application.
    Owensboro submitted a second grant application in the first year of the Trump administration, which was likewise unsuccessful.
    Finally, in 2018, it was resubmitted the 3rd time. In December, city officials held a news conference to celebrate the $11.5 million federal award.

    McConnell has long touted bringing federal resources to Kentucky, which his wife can assist.
    McConnell asked Owensboro’s mayor to set up a luncheon with business and political leaders for his 2020 reelection campaign at which McConnell claimed credit for delivering the grant: “How about that $11 million BUILD grant?
    It’s done a lot to transform Owensboro, and I was really happy to have played a role in that

    In 2003, McConnell’s involvement with Owensboro really began when then-Owensboro Mayor Waymond Morris and future mayor, Ron Payne, visited McConnell at his Washington office.
    In 2004, Owensboro used more than $1 million in city funds to build a riverside and renamed part of it the “McConnell Plaza”.
    In July 2005, McConnell phoned new mayor Tom Watson to explained that he had secured $40 million in federal funds to overhaul the riverbank.

    In December 2017, Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore met Chao, requesting a $67 million grant to upgrade roads, which was approved in June 2018.

    McConnell said: "All 100 senators may have one vote, but they’re not all equal. Kentucky benefits from having one of its own setting the agenda for the country".

    McConnell has boasted about using his influence to deliver federal grants for Kentucky; he wrote:
    Every single day, Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth contact me with their concerns.
    As Senate Majority Leader and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I am able to ensure that these issues — both large and small — are part of the national discussion. Kentucky continues to punch above its weight in Washington, and I am proud to be a strong voice for my constituents in the Senate.
    Kentucky radio host Matt Jones responded: “Mitch McConnell has been a master — a master at helping wealthy business interests get wealthier. If there is a rich guy Hall of Fame, he should be in it”:
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  16. #104

    BOOM! Roy Cohn the paedophile

    I’ve earlier posted on the Franklin scandal that went all the way to the Reagan/Bush White House:
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    In the 1980s there was a massive child abuse ring which involved George H.W. Bush. The Franklin affair started in 1988 with some 40 million dollars embezzled by the Franklin Credit Union. During the investigation a large amount of child pornography was found, involving some high officials. At the end of the 1980s some 80 young people testified they had been sexually abused, most of them withdrew their testimonies. This includes information on sex abuse at the Bohemian Grove and Colonel Michael Aquino.
    The best information I found on the Franklin scandal is from former FBI agent, the late Ted L. Gunderson:
    This affair was described in a number of books, notably “The Franklin cover-up” of John DeCamp (please note that DeCamp is part of the cover-up):

    John DeCamp’s book includes information on Donald Trump’s reported mentor Roy Cohn setting people up with “young boys”, so that they could be blackmailed:
    Gray's associate Wilson was apparently continuing the work of a reported collaborator of Gray from the 1950s-McCarthy committee counsel Roy Cohn, now dead of AIDs.
    According to the former head of the vice squad for one of America's biggest cities, "Cohn's job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn's job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself."

    WAYNE BARRETT: I knew Roy Cohn. I knew him very well. And you just cannot understand how Donald could have been this close. I write in the book that they talked 15 times a day. One of the two stories here—I can’t remember which one—said it was five times a day. It’s probably somewhere in between. Roy himself told me they talked 15 times a day. But there’s no question that next to Fred Trump, Roy Cohn was the single greatest influence in Donald’s life. And Roy is incandescent evil.
    He was a chicken hawk after little boys, and yet he was the most virulently anti-gay guy you could imagine. And so, that was Donald’s mentor and constant sidekick, who represented all five of the organized crime families in the City of New York.

    Lewis S. Rosensteil’s fourth wife, Susan, told about an orgy at the Plaza Hotel where her husband, Roy Cohn and J. Edgar Hoover were engaged in sexual activities with young boys:

    Susan described what happened at this meeting. Cohn warned her that she should pretend not to recognize Hoover, who was in “full drag.” As she recalled, the legendary crime fighter, anti-Communist, and crusader against sexual perversion

    was wearing a fluffy black dress, very fluffy, with flounces, and lace stockings, and high heels, and a black curly wig. He had make-up on, and false eyelashes. It was a very short skirt, and he was sitting there in the living room of the suite with his legs crossed. Roy introduced him to me as “Mary” and he replied, “Good evening,” brusque, like the first time I’d met him. It was obvious he wasn’t a woman, you could see where he’d shaved. It was Hoover. You’ve never seen anything like it. I couldn’t believe it, that I should see the head of the FBI dressed as a woman.

    Two blonde boys then entered the “tremendous bedroom, with a bed like in Caesar’s time,” and the orgy began. Hoover removed his dress and underpants, revealing a garter belt, and the boys “work[ed] on him with their hands,” one wearing rubber gloves. Her husband, Lewis, then “got into the act” while Hoover and Cohn watched; finally, Cohn had “full sex” with each boy. Operating as a figure of power, not desire, Hoover demanded sexual pleasure but did not give it to others. Susan recalled that he “only had [the boys], you know, playing with him.” A year later the Rosenstiels returned to the Plaza. This time the boys were “dressed in leather,” and Hoover wore a red dress and a black feather boa. He had one boy read from the Bible while the other fondled him, again wearing gloves. Hoover soon “grabbed the Bible, threw it down, and told the second boy to join in the sex.”

    According to a book, mafia bosses Frank Costello and Meyer Lansky obtained hard proof of Hoover's homosexuality in the form of photographs of the FBI director having sex with his longtime aide, Clyde Tolson.

    Luisa Stuart, once a celebrated model, told that after one New Year's Eve in the late 1930s at the Stork Club in the limousine, she saw Hoover and Clyde Tolson holding hands.

    Former Washington police inspector, Joseph Shimon, recalled a taxi driver reporting that Hoover and Tolson had been "kissing and ass-grabbing" during a cab journey.

    Harry Hay remembered that on vacation in California, in "a circle in which they didn't have people who weren't gay… They were nodded together as lovers":

    There is even a connection between Roy Cohn and Bill Clinton.
    The long-time friend of Bill Clinton, Dick Morris, who became official adviser and campaign manager to President Clinton was a first cousin once removed of Roy Cohn.

    Dick Morris has worked for Yushcenko´s campaign in the Ukraine:
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    Lippmann - responsible men and ignorant public

    Walter Lippmann (1889 – 1974) is one of those legendary journalists that helped shape our wonderful political system .
    Lippmann wrote policy papers for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and was research director for the board of inquiry of US president Woodrow Wilson after World War I.

    Lippmann defined the Utopian classed society by dividing it into the largely ignorant “public” that is steered by a special “governing class”, who decide what is good for the “national interest”.
    This class of “responsible men” should control government to serve the interests of private power and wealth. For the “manufacture of consent”, the “public” should believe that it is exerting “democratic” power but in reality it´s really (only) the “responsible men”. This truth should never be revealed to the “public”, who “wouldn’t understand”.

    In “Public opinion” (1922), Lippmann wrote:
    Democracy, therefore, has never developed an education for the public. It has merely given it a smattering of the kind of knowledge which the responsible man requires. It has, in fact, aimed not at making good citizens but at making a mass of amateur executives. It has not taught the child how to act as a member of the public. It has merely given him a hasty, incomplete taste of what he might have to know if he meddled in everything.
    The result is a bewildered public and a mass of insufficiently trained officials. The responsible men have obtained their training not from the courses in “civics” but in the law schools and law offices and in business. The public at large, which includes everybody outside the field of his own responsible knowledge, has no coherent political training of any kind.

    These critics have seen that the important decisions were taken by individuals, and that public opinion was uninformed, irrelevant and meddlesome. They have usually concluded that there was a congenital difference between the masterful few and the ignorant many.
    Lippmann called the notion of a public competent to direct public affairs a “false ideal” and compared the political savvy of the average man to a theater-goer walking into a play in the middle of the third act and leaving before the last curtain.

    Walter Lippmann explained that the role of a journalist is really shaping public opinion by transmitting propaganda from policymakers.
    For Lippmann, the “function of news” is to paint a subjective version of the truth ton influence how men act.

    At the end of the 1920s, Lippman became skeptical of the “guiding” class (that he had helped shape!).
    In “The Public Philosophy” (1955), Lippman argued that the intellectual elites were undermining “democracy”:

    In the following paper, Noam Chomsky writes after the end of the “Cold War” on Walter Lippmann.
    Chomsky rightfully assumes that the end of the Soviet “threat” won´t bring an end to the imperialist oil wars, but that these will probably even intensify.

    The US has never respected “international law” but relies on the “threat of force rather than diplomacy” as you can see from the meddling in affairs of Southeast Asia, Central America and the Middle East.
    In this “New World Order”, the US maintains a “near monopoly of force”, with no “contestant for that role”.

    George Kennan (head of the State Department policy planning staff) explained that in Latin America, as elsewhere, the “protection of our resources” must be the main concern of US foreign policy.
    This naturally includes the need for “police repression by the local government”. According to Kennan in general it´s better to have a “strong regime” than a “liberal government”.
    In 1948, Kennan wrote in a “top secret” document:
    We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population…
    In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity…
    We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction…
    We should cease to talk about vague and…, unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.
    Noam Chomsky – The struggle for democracy in a changed world (1991):

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