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Intelligence: Everlasting Role of the Octopus

by Oui Sun Jul 5th, 2020 at 09:44:10 AM EST

Thanking Carnicky for his diary @BooMan in 2005

Trump Poaches Jeffrey Epstein's Legal Team to Save Him in Impeachment Trial | Vanity Fair |

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The Octopus

By Carnicky @BooMan on March 17, 2005

A comment by Soj just reminded me of a conspiracy theory that many believe to be true. And remember, just because it is a conspiracy theory does not mean you need to wear a tinfoil hat. For years people who claimed the CIA and DoD had conducted biological experiments on human test subjects and on cities were called conspiracy kooks. Later the CIA and the military admitted to such tests.

Danny Casolaro worked as a freelance journalist before he was found dead in a Martinsburg, W.Va. motel room.

His death has been the subject of numerous books, a play, countless newspaper and magazine articles and thousands of web pages. Unless you've ever had an interest in conspiracy theories, you've probably never heard of him.

I personally believe he was on to something big and was murdered.

(with poll)

Casolaro tied many of the darker aspects of the 1980s and 1990s together. Call it government as criminal enterprise (I can't remember who coined the term first). But Casolaro traced many different "tentacles" back to a group of high leading federal and business leaders. He called it "The Octopus."

Carnicky ends his story by stating ...

So it's just the conspiracy fringe that believes this, right? Well, not really. Since it was a journalist, a number of legitimate news organizations looked into his death and came to the conclusion that he was on to something and he was murdered. The Village Voice even named who they concluded committed the killing, a shady mercenary type who was never charged so I won't name here (no reason to get BooMan Tribune sued in the first month).

National Archives: The Inslaw Affaire [Release date: August 2018]

The Maxwells: Scandal, conspiracy and more than a few days in court | The Times of Israel |

Robert Maxwell’s life read like a novel, having variously been suspected of working for the British, Israeli and Soviet secret services. The Czechoslovakian-born businessman was born to Jewish parents who would be killed by the Nazis, and came to Britain penniless at the age of 16.

He changed his name from Jan Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch and fought for the British Army during World War II, going on to set up a publishing business after the end of hostilities.

From there, he built up one of the biggest media and publishing groups in the world.

At its peak in the 1980s, he employed 16,000 people in a raft of companies including Britain’s Mirror Group Newspapers, US publishers Macmillan, and the Berlitz language schools.

He was chairman of the Oxford United football club and a member of parliament from 1964 to 1974, representing the left-wing Labour party.


Maxwell was buried on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives in the presence of numerous Israeli intelligence figures, and eulogized by then prime minister Yitzhak Shamir. Amid reports of his links to Britain’s MI6 intelligence, the KGB and Mossad, Shamir declared that Maxwell “has done more for Israel than can today be said.”

Robert Maxwell, Promisgate, and the advent of the Israeli cybersecurity industry

Fraudster tycoon Robert Maxwell's sons break 25-year silence to reveal disgraced mogul's final moments

Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell became recluse as her past returned to haunt her | The Australian |

 

More reading ...

US Congress Committee on the Judiciary: The Inslaw Affair (August 1992) [Threshold of the G.H. Bush administration and the Bill Clinton Years]

Crossing the Rubicon: Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Work in progress ... lots more to come :(

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Members of the immediate family of the late Robert Maxwell, including Ghislaine (4L), stand behind the body laying on a stretcher during the funeral service in Jerusalem's main convention hall on Nov. 10, 1991

[Source: Daily Mail]

Israeli Role In Iran-Gate Had U.S. Imprimatur | The Jewish Floridian - Jan. 27, 1987 |

by Oui on Sun Jul 5th, 2020 at 10:46:08 AM EST

Following the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on July 6, 2019, the TerraMar Project announced its closure six days later on July 12, 2019 via Twitter and a statement on the TerraMar Project's website.

The Socialite on Epstein's Arm

She was there at the socialites' do's: Cornelia Guest's holiday bash, Georgette Mosbacher's party for the writer Michael Gross. At real-estate mogul Aby Rosen's birthday, at Bergdorf Goodman's 111th anniversary, at Harvey Weinstein's cocktail for William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls. At film screenings and store openings and fashion shows, at Tina Brown's home and Arianna Huffington's home and the Time 100 Gala and the Alzheimer's Association's Rita Hayworth Gala. For years -- though not lately -- Ghislaine Maxwell was a constant on the New York social scene in its most Upper East iteration. She was a friend of everyone, if an intimate of few.

President Clinton, Former Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Unveil New Commitments to Action on Second Day of 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting [Archived in WayBack Machine]

Sustainable Oceans Alliance
Commitment by: The TerraMar Project
Partners: Michael Dorsey; Global Partnerships Forum
In 2013, the TerraMar Project committed to launch the Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) to mobilize the international community and the public at large on the importance of the Oceans and the Seas and to ensure that the 193 UN Member States recognize and incorporate oceans in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted in 2015.

Whatever Happened to Ghislaine Maxwell's Plan to Save the Oceans? | The NY Times - August 2019 |

Where would the Freedom of Man and Democracy be ... w/o the upper 0.1% ?? ☹

by Oui on Sun Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:22:32 AM EST
Anybody know whether Epstein or Maxwell (père et fille) had dealings with Marc Dutroux of Belgium, the child pimp and multiple murderer who helped collapse the Belgium government in the 1990s?

How about Arnon Milchan, the Israeli billionaire movie producer and spy who is deeply involved in the current bribery case against Netanyahu
https:/www.haaretz.com/israel-news.premium-testimony-reveals-how-netanyahu-pressured-moguls-to-med dle-in-israeli-media-1.8919321

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Sun Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:25:59 PM EST
Spying on an Ally - Rewarding the President of Israel

Before the Ofer Brothers there was Arnon Milchan.

    "Arnon is a special man. It was I who recruited him...When I was at the Ministry of Defense, Arnon was involved in numerous defense-related procurement activities and intelligence operations... His activities gave us a huge advantage, strategically, diplomatically and technologically... In my present position as president, I am restrained from recommending any single individual for our highest defense-related honor, but undoubtedly, Arnon Milchan is worthy of such an acknowledgement, and that's as close to a recommendation that I, as President, can give."

    Shimon Peres, President of Israel

by Oui on Mon Jul 6th, 2020 at 01:03:50 AM EST
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I believe Dutroux was a separate ring of sex trafficking of children .... grim tales of abuse.

Anneke Lucas

by Oui on Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 08:08:32 AM EST
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That the example of Dutroux does not come up when Epstein and Maxwell are in the news is indicative of the depth of our reluctance to face reality.  What Dutroux did in Belgium is probably very like what Epstein did in the USA.  I would like to believe without the murdering but wouldn't be surprised if I were wrong.

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Wed Jul 8th, 2020 at 07:18:29 PM EST
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    As for Maxwell, Dershowitz writes in his essay that he never saw her do anything untoward and assumed she was simply Epstein's girlfriend.

    My wife and I were introduced to Ghislaine Maxwell by Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynne de Rothschild, and we subsequently met her on several occasions -- generally in the presence of prominent people such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nobel Prize-winning scientists, presidents of universities, and prominent academic and business people. We never saw her do anything inappropriate. We knew her only as Jeffrey Epstein's thirty-something girlfriend.

by Oui on Mon Jul 6th, 2020 at 09:54:04 AM EST
by Oui on Mon Jul 6th, 2020 at 09:56:28 AM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 06:41:50 AM EST
Victoria's Secret Leslie Wexner was main source of Jeffrey Epstein's fortune.

Billionaire businessman Leslie Wexner refuses to reveal full scope of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged multimillion-dollar theft

In a letter sent to his foundation, Wexner disclosed that a $46 million donation in 2008 from Epstein, who served as Wexner's personal financial advisor for more than 15 years, to a foundation run by Wexner's wife Abigail represented only "a portion" of the funds that he recovered from Epstein.

Wexner trusted Epstein so completely that, in July 1991, Wexner gave Epstein power of attorney over his personal fortune, which as Wexner acknowledged in his letter, gave Epstein "wide latitude" to act on behalf of one of the richest men in the world.

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Records show that between 1991 and 2006, Epstein oversaw the sale, mostly through the New York Stock Exchange, of more than $1.3 billion of company stock held by these trusts, representing a vast pool of cash largely controlled by Epstein.

Much of the money was certainly used for charitable purposes, but according to Volscho and Boyd, a potential pattern appears to emerge, one in which Epstein liquidates large amount of stock on behalf of these trusts and then, shortly after, makes large purchases for himself, including homes, planes, even a private island.

Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery | NY Mag - Oct. 2002 |

by Oui on Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 07:50:33 AM EST
StandWithUs: On the Side of the [Financial] Angels | Tikun Olam - Nov. 2009 |

Eli Clifton has written a terrific piece of investigative journalism uncovering the financial sugar daddies and mommies of StandWithUs , the pro-Israel "truth squad."  He notes the irony that SWU and others like Lenny Ben David, the former political enforcer for Aipac, have called J Street to task for accepting funding from Arabs, while SWU itself accepts funding from wealthy American Jews who support the worst forms of racist attack on Muslims:

SWU's annual budget is around $3.4 million.

Among such donors are Susan Wexner, heiress to the Wexner family clothing empire, who contributed $850,000 between 2005-2008:

    Wexner also made contributions to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD).

The relationship between Epstein and Jewish philanthropist Wexner, explained | Times of Israel |

Yediot Publishes List of Bibi's Campaign Donor Prospects, 'Bibi's Foreign Legion'

A long list that includes Adelson, Ballmer, Safra, Lauder, Parelman, Sapir, Bronfman, Murdoch, Saban, Wexner ... and Donald Trump. In addition, commonality seems to be the U.S. and roots in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

by Oui on Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 09:08:41 AM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 07:52:08 PM EST


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