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The Conduct of the Central African Mining & Exploration Company (CAMEC) plc and its Nominated Adviser, Seymour Pierce Limited | May 2011 |

Mr Dan Gertler has built significant business interests in the DRC. Mr Gertler was named honorary consul of the DRC in Israel in April 2003.

CAMEC do not make reference to allegations made against Dan Gertler, either referred to in the admission document of Nikanor, another formerly AIM-traded company in which Gertler was a founding shareholder, or made by the UN Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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Dan Gertler Takes Role of Maurice Tempelsman
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Gertler's Bling Bang Torah Gang | Dissident Voice - Feb 9, 2008 |

Maurice Tempelsman is one of the top funders of the Democratic Party who has funded Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Templesman was the unofficial ambassador to the Congo (Zaire) for years, but a new Israeli-American tycoon has replaced him. In the world of bling bling and bling bang, some things change, some stay the same. The CIA, the MOSSAD, the big mining companies, the offshore accounts and weapons deals--all hidden by the Western media.

The holocaust in Central Africa has claimed some six to ten million people in Congo since 1996, with 1500 people dying daily. In January 2008 the International Rescue Committee, who is also discussed in this article, released its second survey of mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, estimating that 5,400,000 people have died, or some 1500 people every day. However, IRC statistics are highly biased and politicized. But while the Africans are the victims of perpetual Holocaust, the persecutors hide behind history, complaining that they are the persecuted, or pretending they are the saviors. Who is responsible?

For Israeli-American Dan Gertler, business in blood drenched Congo is not merely business, it is a quest for the Holy Grail. Young Dan Gertler goes nowhere--does nothing--without the spiritual guidance of Brooklyn-born Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Leibovitch, a "personal friend" of Condoleezza Rice. Personal interview, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 2006. Gertler and Leibovitch are two of the principals behind a diamond mining company, Emaxon Finance Corporation, involved in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Gertler and gang won the majority rights to the diamonds from the state mining company, Société Minière de Bakwange, MIBA, found near the government-controlled town of Mbuji-Mayi, the rough diamond capital of the world.



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Dan Gertler Chabad Connection to Central Africa
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Jews Are Warmly Embraced In War-Torn Congo of All Places -- but Why? | The Forward - Sept 18, 2016 |

Today in the capital, Kinshasa, there is also a Chabad of Central Africa, one of 13 missions the group has established in African countries, according to its website. The crowd there is never large, but among its supporters is the Israeli billionaire and diamond tycoon Dan Gertler, who has highly lucrative stakes in Congo's coveted cobalt, copper, gold and ore mines, as well as its banking, oil and agriculture industries. Critics say he made his riches through kickbacks and connections with the regime: Gertler and Kabila have been extremely close since the late 1990s, when Chabad's longtime and well connected rabbi, Shlomo Bentolila, first arranged for the two to meet, Gertler told Bloomberg News. It's a relationship that at times has angered competing Lebanese diamond dealers.

Gertler Earns Billions as Mine Deals Fail to Enrich Congo | Pan African Visions - 2011 |

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I have met people who organised bus trips to Belgium in the late 60s, early 70s. Not illegal, but very controversial at the time.

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Macron's strategy over the past five years has been precisely to promote the far right (RN) as his official opposition; to ensure that the presidential run-off is against their candidate, because he can't lose in that configuration.

The fact that this process of continual validation has shifted the whole political spectrum rightwards is not a problem for him. He presumably believes that they will never be electable; and that the left will stay marginal, because of the focus which is maintained on the Silly Party / Sensible Party dichotomy.

I'm not so sure that the left will disunite. Electorally, electoral alliance is the only route to power for the left; the fractious instincts will be kept in check as long as the new united left performs well in Parliament.

The problem is that Macron is contemptuous of Parliament, and has managed to keep the media focus away from the incompetence of his parliamentarians over the past five years. Constitutional reform to reinforce Parliament is the only long-term solution, and the left is absolutely united on that.

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Netanyahu Hires Most Expensive Corruption Lawyer
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All American, Spy Felix Sater Working All Sides | May 24th, 2018 |

So this guy Felix Sater was the Intelligence asset working from inside the Trump organization. He has been mentioned before as a FBI asset in Wall Street financial dealings, mob corruption and work for the US Government. Who was his handler? From his statement before the Senate Intelligence committee, he can be seen as the "Deep Throat" working all sides: Russia - Washington - Tel Aviv. I would be not surprised if he liasoned between IC of London - Moscow - Herzliya, the Mossad. He started work for the DIA under the Bill Clinton administration - Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Mujahideen, Pakistan's ISI, Stinger missiles - thinking the Operation Infinite Reach of 1998 and the Clinton pardon of Marc Rich in 2000 - also a Mossad asset. See also the Russia links between Rosneft and Glencore.

In Afghanistan, working for British intelligence and also becme an CIA asset, was our right-wing "friend" Radek Sikorski. Another excellent relationship with Poland, Ukraine and a strong anti-Russian sentiment, dare I say hatred?



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Netanyahu Hires Most Expensive Corruption Lawyer
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Police Complaint: The billionaire jeweler has sent private investigators on a spy search inside home of journalist Avi Amit | Walla - May 10, 2022 |

"Real Time" reporter Avi Amit filed a police complaint against Dan Gertler: "Hired a private investigator who photographed my home in an attempt to stop the broadcast of the investigation I am preparing on him." Walla! Brenze with details of the strange and disturbing story.

According to sources in the program system, last week Gertler's lawyers (led by attorneys Boaz Ben Tzur and Hagai Halevi) contacted Amit and the program's editor Arnon Gal and asked for an urgent meeting.



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Netanyahu Hires Most Expensive Corruption Lawyer
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Netanyahu trial, at the break I asked Netanyahu:
"Following the articles on Gertler, who pays the fees of your lawyer Boaz Ben Tzur?

Boaz Ben Tzur also represented witness Israeli-American billionaire Arnon Milchan in corruption Case 1000 against Benjamin Netanyahu. Milchan is best known as Mossad front man for providing nuclear triggers to Israel under Shimon Peres.

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Re: Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen and Operation Gertler
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Publication De Volkskrant about diamond trade in Congo and Dan Gertler | Feb. 2018 |

Rob Drieduite from Nieuwkoop has lost a case against de Volkskrant, the newspaper reported. The ex-tax official and former employee of the Ministry of Finance is playing a crucial role in a case involving large-scale bribery in the diamond trade in Congo, the newspaper reported in February. According to the newspaper, Drieduite has been on the board of the Fleurette Group for years, a company of the controversial Israeli billionaire and diamond trader Dan Gertler that is suspected of bribery. A criminal investigation is underway in America. In recent years, Drieduite has also been responsible for the administration of various Dutch letterbox companies owned by Gertler.

Fleurette Africa Resources I BV located in The Hague was founded in 2013 by Robert Edgar Drieduite, Eles Dobronsky and Haim Judah Michael Levy.

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Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen and Operation Gertler
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Mossad Chief's Meddling on Behalf of Israeli Oligarch Angered US Officials, Endangered US-Israel Relations | Tikun Olam |

During his third trip, Cohen entered the meeting with Tshisekedi with an entourage including a locally-based Israeli diplomat and others. But the president dismissed them and told Cohen to enter his private office alone. When Cohen emerged, Congolese security officials escorted him directly to the airport and ordered him to leave the country. Sources told the Operation Gertler reporters that Cohen too grew angry during the meeting, and reminded Tshisekedi that he was a "friend" of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. He threatened that he would urge the US to withdraw support for his regime. Unbeknownst to Cohen, the president had already complained to the US ambassador about the Israeli spy chief. Another reason for the rancourous meeting was the Congolese leader feared Israel's top spy and his rival, Kabila, were plotting a coup against him. Cohen's deportation ended Isreal's efforts on Gertler's behalf in Congo.

See my earlier writing @BooMan ...

Clients' Wealth and the Mossack Fonseca Scandal | Jun 27, 2018 |

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DR Congo: The Forgotten Victims of Dan Gertler's Corruption | RAID - Sept. 2019 |

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Kushner/Pompeo Fellow Travelers In Corruption
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NI protocol and political manoeuvring
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NI protocol and political manoeuvring

Sir, - To what degree is the NI protocol being used as a diversionary tactic by the DUP and certain elements within the Tory party?

 In the case of the DUP, it provides Jeffrey Donaldson with the excuse to avoid the election of a Sinn Féin First Minister and the symbolism that would entail.

Liz Truss seems to have overtaken Rishi Sunak as the front-runner to replace Mr Johnson as Tory party leader and PM. As part of her leadership bid, and to endear herself with the European Research Group faction of the Tory party, Liz Truss is using the protocol to provoke a reaction from the EU, thus enhancing her pro-Brexit credentials.

Mr Johnson, of course, is using the protocol to divert attention away from the many failings of his premiership.

All of the above people have deliberately overlooked the majority acceptance that exists in Northern Ireland for the protocol. The unique trading and commercial benefits accruing from the protocol are now fully understood and appreciated by the people living there.

Accordingly, one is entitled to question whether the protocol has become the latest "dead cat strategy" of elements within Tory party? - Yours, etc,

MICK O'BRIEN,
Springmount,
Kilkenny.



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Tie-in between IPCC reports and bicycles.

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French View: EU Entry Ukraine in 15 or 20 Years
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France sees no EU entry for Ukraine before '15 or 20 years' | NST |



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It seems Macron's priority is always to stave off the far right, by appropriating as many centre right politicians as possible. If people want him to move to the left, they have to ensure Mélenchon becomes more of an electoral threat than Le Pen. Unfortunately his age will probably tell against him, and disunity will probably do for leftist influence for the foreseeable future.

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Bruno Le Maire will remain at Bercy, managing the ministry of "Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty".

It is difficult to imagine any Minster being appointed to a Ministry with such a title in the UK, given the complete absence of an industrial strategy there.

Perhaps the nearest equivalent is the appointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg as "Minister for Brexit Opportunities and government efficiency", a title which makes "Yes Minister" look like a serious historical documentary.

And Rees-Mogg knows a lot about Brexit opportunities. He has set up two hedge funds in Dublin. He also knows a lot about government efficiency: Not for nothing has he been known as "the Honourable Member for the 18th century."

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Mercenaries, Unlawful -Naturalized Combatants
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'Guest in the house, God in the house': Polish president draws warm welcome in Ukraine: Live updates
"This is a Polish proverb with which I greet in Kyiv our guest, friend and brother."
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Ukrainian lawmakers on Sunday extended by 90 days both the general mobilization of forces and a decree of martial law. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy requested the extension until Aug. 23, saying a counteroffensive would take time, according to Ukrainian media startup Hromadske International.



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I'll give him credit for Chutzpah. He and the DUP have spent the majority of its life bitterly opposed to the Good Friday Agreement, and expect now to be taken seriously as defenders of it!

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Mark Ames: Cheney Starts New Cold War Over Oil | by Nomad Sat Jun 3rd, 2006 |

    Tipped yesterday by Helen, I read a provocative and insightful piece on the oil politics in Russia and Central Asia by Mark Ames.

One of the oddest reactions to Vice President Cheney's now-infamous speech in Lithuania, the one which many Russians believe officially heralded the start of a new Cold War, came from the mainstream American media. What was so strange? They actually did their job.

Instead of simply parroting the Administration's latest pieties, they actually allowed themselves to smell a rat. And what a putrid, bloated, rotting-in-a-flooded-Manila-gutter rat odor it was! You'd have to have been literally brain dead not to have smelled it.

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Incredibly enough, a few members of the mainstream American press were shocked into action by Cheney's crackpipe hypocrisy. On May 9th, the normally anti-Putin New York Times published an editorial titled, "Cheney as Pot, Putin as Kettle," tepidly calling into question Cheney's bizarre meta-irony act: "spearing Russia while flirting with its even more undemocratic neighbors confuses the message, especially when done by a vice president identified with oil interests." Tepid, but at least a rare acknowledgement of Cheney's insane logic.

The hypocrisy was so bizarre and brazen that even bland newswire agency AP got in on the outting bandwagon, with a May 8th article, "Analysis: Cheney promotes democratic reform everywhere but oil-rich Kazakhstan." You'd almost think that the American media actually questions its leaders' motives!



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The Hegemon: United States Eastern Front Sealed
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Ukraine-Russia Proxy War and the U.S. Election | Jul 26th, 2017 |

For decades a strong Ukrainian-American diaspora has been exploited by NGOs and U.S. government agencies (USAID) to intervene in the Ukraine. The Orange Revolution of 2004 has been well covered. Due to established corruption, all US supported candidates proved to be just as corrupt as their predecessors. Under the Obama administration the U.S. in collusion with the EU and NATO succeeded to overtrhow a democratically elected president.

The Ukraine Affair has been used by anti-Russian forces in right-wing conservative groups and political parties in the U.K. and the U.S. to force an economic separation with Russia. Ukraine to be used as a crowbar to push the EU and NATO to the border with the Kremlin and in the end to accomplish regime change in Russia. A "united" Europe has been split with Rumsfeld's New Europe of the Visegrád group of nations.

In 2016 both Ukraine and Russia were active to intervene in the U.S. presidential election. Conveniently the efforts by the Ukraine got no attention in the West.



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The Hegemon: United States Eastern Front Sealed
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Poland To Buy At Least 32 F-35s As US Buying Spree Continues | Defense News - Sept. 2019 |

Lockheed execs have said they expect to have 500 F-35s in Europe by 2030, part of a massive flow of the fifth-gen fighter to the continent. Poland will receive aircraft with Block 4 software, allowing each plane to carry six missiles internally, an upgrade from the original four.

The deal comes as Polish President Andrzej Duda has pushed to form a closer relationship with the US, particularly with President Trump. Duda is a fellow traveler when it comes to core issues like opposition to immigration, a distrust of the European Union, and calling into question large, multinational agreements and treaties

President Duda was given the star treatment in June when he visited the White House, where he agreed with President Trump to establish six small bases spread across Poland to house US troops, along with the announcement of about 1,000 more soldiers to roll through the country on a rotational basis. They'll join the 4,500 US troops already in Poland. 



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Poland Will Keep Fighting Until Total Victory
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Polish President Andrzej Duda visits Ukraine | JPost |

The Polish president has delivered a message of strong support for Ukraine during the first address in person by a foreign leader to the parliament in Kyiv since the Russian invasion began.

During his speech Andrzej Duda thanked Ukraine for defending Europe against what he called "Russian imperialism".

"The free world", he said, "has the face of Ukraine". Duda said recent calls for Kyiv to negotiate with President Putin, and even give into some of his demands, were disturbing. No decisions about your future will be made without you, he said.

Poland has been one of Ukraine's staunchest supporters, taking in millions of refugees fleeing the fighting and sending tanks and rocket launchers to the Ukrainian military.

On Dutch television tonight, ECB President Christine LaGarde called president Putin an old sick man and wants him dead.

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Naturalized Mercenaries or Unlawful Combatants
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Presiden Zelensky announces special status to Poles in Ukraine
a draft bill to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the status and assistance to Polish citizens in Ukraine, which is similar to the one, which has recently been endorsed by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland in relation to Ukrainians.


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Lawful Combatants
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neo-tatooed Holocaust survivor enlisted in Ukraine Armed Forces

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