Judge Orrick is an extremist. He spent most of his career in a law firm that seeks the complete destruction of American history. And if you destroy the history of the country you destroy the Country. Jg. Orrick was a partner is a Law firm by the name of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP where he spent 25 years and was recently affiliated with them immediately prior to him getting his judgeship.
Jeff Flake -REPUBLICAN voted in favor of his judgeship
Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s ‘Baby Body Parts’ Trade Found Guilty
The jury in the “Baby Body Parts” trial of activist and journalist David Daleiden has delivered a blow to undercover journalism, declaring that secret filming is now illegal and can leave journalists open to massive damages.
Planned Parenthood was awarded almost $2 million for the filming after alleging activist journalist David Daleiden secretly recorded executives negotiating to sell baby body parts.
Peter Breen, a lawyer for Mr. Daleiden, said the judgement is a direct threat to undercover journalism in California and across the country.
“Undercover Journalism now comes with a $2 million price tag,” he said.
Mr. Breen blamed Judge William Orrick’s directions to the jury for the verdict.
“The judge should have told them that Mr. Daleiden’s filming was protected by the First Amendment. Instead, he told them the First Amendment is no defense, which is outrageous and not the law. When you have a series of unfair rulings, you can’t expect a fair verdict,” Breen said.
Judge Orrick told the jury in advance of their verdict that he has decided to find Daleiden guilty of trespass during his undercover journalism. Daleiden previously lost an attempt to have Judge Orrick removed from the case, alleging he was biased against the defendants.
Planned Parenthood sued Daleiden and his colleagues after they released secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the sale and price of baby body parts from abortions in their facilities. Planned Parenthood made a series of claims – stating they had caused damages because of their invasion of privacy with the undercover filming, fraud because they set up a false buying company, and RICO conspiracy because a number of people worked together in the project. RICO charges are more normally associated with criminal mafia cases. The jury found for Planned Parenthood in all their claims.
Daleiden and his colleagues Sandra Merritt, Albin Rhomberg, Adrian Lopez and Troy Newman, denied all the charges.
Planned Parenthood originally sought $20 million in damages against Daleiden and his colleagues. Daleiden recorded Planned Parenthood executives stating they changed abortion techniques to ensure better and more profitable body parts were retrieved for sale. His attorneys argue that the recordings took place in public places, such as restaurants and hotels, where participants have no reasonable expectation of privacy.
Planned Parenthood did not sue Daleiden for defamation or slander and the organization’s lawyers did not state that the videos were inaccurate or exaggerated.They instead claimed that they were filmed as a result of trespassing and other illegal methods. The organization is also claiming Daleiden and his colleagues are guilty of fraud for setting up a fake company and identifications to open business conversations with Planned Parenthood executives.
The defendants argued that they were involved in journalism and revealing criminal activity.
Phelim McAleer is a journalist and filmmaker. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Gosnell – The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer” and host of the podcast “The Ann and Phelim Scoop.”
When you send thousands of FOIA requests, you are bound to get some very weird responses from time to time. Recently, we here at MuckRock had one of our most bizarre gets yet – Washington State Fusion Center’s accidental release of records on the effects of remote mind control.
Hmmm. What could that be? What does EM stand for and what is it doing to the human body? So I opened it up and took a look:
Hell yeah, dude.
EM stands for electromagnetic. What you are looking at here is “psycho-electronic” weapons that purportedly use electromagnetism to do a wide variety of horrible things to people, such as reading or writing your mind, causing intense pain, “rigor mortis,” or most heinous of all, itching.
Now to be clear, the presence of these records (which were not created by the fusion center, and are not government documents) should not be seen as evidence that DHS possesses these devices, or even that such devices actually exist. Which is kind of unfortunate because “microwave hearing” is a pretty cool line of technobabble to say out loud.
You know what’s even cooler? “Remote Brain Mapping.” It is insanely cool to say. Go ahead. Say it. Remote. Brain. Mapping.
Just check the detail on these slides too. The black helicopter shooting off its psychotronic weapons, mapping your brain, broadcasting your thoughts back to some fusion center. I wish their example of “ELF Brain stimulation” was a little clearer though.
It’s difficult to source exactly where these images come from, but it’s obviously not government material. One seems to come from a person named “Supratik Saha,” who is identified as a software engineer, the brain mapping slide has no sourcing, and the image of the body being assaulted by psychotronic weapons is sourced from raven1.net, who apparently didn’t renew their domain.
It’s entirely unclear how this ended up in this release. It could have been meant for another release, it could have been gathered for an upcoming WSFC report, or it could even be from the personal files of an intelligence officer that somehow got mixed up in the release. A call to the WSFC went unreturned as of press time, so until we hear back, their presence remains a mystery.
We’ll keep you updated once we hear back, and you can download the files yourself on the request page.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Recent mid-year campaign finance findings revealed that Austin City Council member Natasha Harper-Madison accepted $3,695 in campaign contributions after her runoff victory.
The filings show that although Harper-Madison was elected in December, she continued accepting contributions from January through March — a violation of local campaign finance rules.
Although Harper-Madison is in Mexico with the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber and other local officials, she released this statement:
“The hard part about being new to politics is sometimes you learn the rules the hard way. In this case, my team and I were unaware of the law preventing office holders from raising money immediately after their successful campaigns to pay down bills that were sent after Election Day. I fully understand the spirit of the law and am hopeful that the fact that most of the contributions in question came in just weeks after my runoff victory indicate that I am in no way actively soliciting donations at this time. I look forward to reconciling this innocent error.”
The violation is considered a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 per expenditure.
Steve Adler (https://twitter.com/MayorAdler) won’t repeal the open camping ordinance in Austin, TX unless we show him we mean business. By signing this petition, you are showing your willingness to vote this irresponsible progressivist out of office if he continues to ignore his constituents!
Since Pelosi and Schiff went to Syria and warned Baghdadi, will someone be arrested?
BREAKING UPDATE: SPEAKER PELOSI AND ADAM SCHIFF
Connected to Prominent Ukrainian Arms Dealer – PHOTOS
by Joe HoftSeptember 29, 2019410 Comments
Corruption runs deep in the Deep State! No wonder the Democrat House wants to get rid of President Trump now. Speaker Pelosi and Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff are both connected to a Ukrainian arms dealer. This is why they lie in front of the nation. They are afraid of their own deeds being uncovered!
As reported this morning, Adam Schiff leads the House Intelligence Committee and this past week he oversaw the Intel Committee where he attempted to align President Trump with some ‘trumped’ up allegations concerning his phone call with the President of the Ukraine.
Schiff lied in his opening remarks and claimed numerous falsehoods about the President’s call in spite of the transcript being provided the day before.
His entire description of the President’s call was a lie – we have the transcript and this was not in it!
President Trump rightly called for Schiff’s removal from the Intelligence Committee after this dishonest performance –
We know why Schiff is lying – he’s connected with a Ukrainian Arms Dealer!
Pasternack has also been connected to George Soros –
Pasternak is an arms dealer. He has sold arms in places like Syria
Now we can report that Ukrainian arms dealer Pasternak is also connected to Nancy Pelosi!
Ukrainian arms dealer Pasternak met Pelosi at the fundraiser Pasternak held in Washington D.C.
Below is Pasternak’s luxurious home in DC where he held fundraisers for the Democrats.
There is much more to this Ukrainian Arms Dealer that can be found at this link. Of course, Obama’s Secretary of State Kerry, his Vice President Biden and DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa are all connected.
Chalupa is connected to the Steele dossier as well as Ukrainians and Democrat leaders.Ironically, Pasternak also was in the massive crowd at President Trump’s inauguration –
What the hell is going on with Speaker Pelosi and their Ukrainian Arms Dealer?
Were the Democrats being paid off by Ukrainians? Is this why they lie and push for impeachment of President Trump – to protect themselves and their handlers?
We must assimilate to communicate. Cultures from foreign lands are welcome always, but not to replace the culture that WE have created and shared.
The World’s first government of Liberty and Freedom is WORTH fighting for the culture that birthed it.
The Judaeo – Christian philosophy based in Freedom of conscience is worth preserving and fighting for. The Forefathers fought for it and shed blood for it. We must preserve our uniqueness and TEACH that the United States of America, is the shinning city upon the hill. If we don’t TEACH it then, blood will be covered with it.
The United States is a gift from god almighty that we should be the hope of freedom to the WORLD!
That account is is no longer being logged on. This is an extensive article with a lot of time and research and therefore I am re-posting it here.
Breaking! Because the media refused to cover. Trump ended China’s control over a major US port. National Security threat that OBAMA created. Containers that CAN be WMD delivery systems. Only 1% of containers are checked.
Obama sold America to the Chinese. Trump FIXED it! But only where it concerns that one port. This is a WAR.
China is not the only issue. They are the more powerful Communists, but they are not alone. Communists are not geographically married. The ideology is actually border-less. Which is why you’ll see one Communist aligning with another temporarily to go against another form of ideology.
Inherently, though, communist authoritarians don’t like any leaders as they see themselves supreme. So, for example if there was no other ideology left but there were more than one “leader”, then these leaders would begin to fight among each other to gain control. Communists require maximum submission. Which is why Iran, China and Russia align on some projects. China and Russia cooperate on some nuclear tech, such as mini nukes, hyper sonic, and WMD delivery systems like Club-K
Trump, just undid a huge foothold that China controlled. The port that they controlled could have become a host to an attack of NUCLEAR proportions. Containers, like Club-K type could have been harbored in that California port. The containers can be equipped with nuclear delivery systems as well as heavy arms that could have been harbored and used in a RED DAWN style attack once a HOT war was pursued.
What an October surprise this is!!!
OCTOBER 08, 2019|JUDICIAL WATCH
TRUMP RIDS MAJOR U.S. CONTAINER PORT OF CHINESE COMMUNIST CONTROL
Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.
It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement in 2012 giving China control of America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles. One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.
The deal never should have been signed in the first place considering the facility’s size, significance and the national security issues associated with a hostile foreign government controlling it. The southern California port is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade, according to its website, and handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually. It is one of the few ports that can accommodate the world’s largest vessels and serves 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. The facility encompasses 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 62 berths and 68 post-Panamax gantry cranes. In 2018, the Long Beach port handled more than 8 million container units, achieving the busiest year in its history.
Removing Chinese Communists from this essential port is a tremendous feat and a huge victory for U.S. national security. You’d never know it because the media, consumed with the impeachment debacle, has ignored this important achievement. The only coverage of the finalized transfer is found in Long Beach’s local newspaper, which published a brief article omitting important background information on the Trump administration’s work to take back the terminal from the Communists. The story makes it seem like a regular business transaction in which “a Chinese state-owned company, reached a deal to sell the terminal, one of the busiest in the port, for $1.78 billion.” The piece also quotes the Port of Long Beach’s deputy executive director saying that the transaction process was intricate and involved one of “our most valuable port assets.” Buried at the bottom of the article is a sentence mentioning that the U.S. government, which regulates mergers for antitrust and security reasons, stepped in and required COSCO to sell its rights to the container terminal.
In the last few years China has bought cargo ports throughout the world, including in Latin America, the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Chinese-owned ports are located in Greece, Italy, Spain and other European locations. In sub-Saharan Africa there are dozens of existing or planned port projects funded or operated by China, according to a study that highlights the threat the Chinese investments present to U.S. influence in the region. One troubling analysis points out that “COSCO’s commercial expansion has created leverage for Beijing — leverage that has already resulted in countries that host COSCO ports adopting China’s position on key international issues.”
Chinese Marines stand at attention prior to a welcoming ceremony at the start of the ship’s stop in the port of Papeete French Polynesia, on October 23, 2015. Photo: AFP/Gregory Boissy
China’s plan for conquest of the South Pacific
China’s militarization of South China Sea features allows its fighters to reach deep into the South Pacific, jeopardizing US bases while advancing Beijing’s ‘neo-colonial’ ambitions
ByKERRY K GERSHANECK
Beijing’s militarization of islands and features it claims in the South China Sea is by now widely seen as a threat to freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most strategically important waterways.
What’s gone less noticed, however, is how Beijing could use those emerging forward bases to project power into the South Pacific, where critics say Beijing harbors “neo-colonial” ambitions and the United States maintains crucial naval and air force bases on Guam.
A Pentagon report released last month that said China was likely training for air strikes against US and allied targets will have brought China’s emerging power projection capabilities into the Pacific into stark and urgent relief among policymakers in Washington.
The report indicates these training flights are also designed to influence island nations in the South Pacific, where China’s advance southward is already viewed with concern by the US.
“With a strong foothold in the [South China Sea] now, China can project military power across the Pacific Islands at a time when its fishing fleets are also increasing their presence there,” said Ben Bohane, a Vanuatu-based reporter who has written extensively about Beijing’s growing presence across Oceania.
China’s bases in the South China Sea’s Spratly and Paracel island chains, from which Peoples Liberation Army Air Force strategic bombers can reach well into Oceania, now back Beijing’s economic and political ambitions in various Pacific Islands.
Naval and aviation support facilities on Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief Reefs in the South China Sea are roughly 1,500 miles closer to Oceania than mainland China bases. Ongoing construction on these three major outposts supports Beijing’s ability to impose force in the poorly defended region.
Captain James Fanell, a retired senior US Navy intelligence officer who has focused on China’s Navy for 30 years, claims that China’s militarization of these South China Sea islands plays into its larger scheme of regional hegemony.
“Across the vast expanse of Oceania, China’s deepening economic and political relationships have paved the way for port leases and maritime construction efforts that serve the PRC’s global power projection vision, and threaten free nations’ security interests,” says Fanell. “It is making a powerful play for this resource-rich, strategically crucial region, from the continent of Australia to the least-populated island nations.”
The Pentagon’s “2018 China Military Power Report”, released on August 16, depicts the offensive strike reach of the PLA’s bombers that can now fly from South China Sea islands deep into Oceania.
It also details the fast improvement of its military capacities on these artificial islands, including through enhanced aviation and port capabilities, fixed-weapons and sensor positions, barracks, communication facilities, and plans for floating nuclear power plants.
Deep offensive reach
While China’s notorious nine-dash line map claim to most of the 3.5 million square kilometer South China Sea was ruled illegal by a Permanent Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague in July 2016, Beijing has openly flouted the international law-based ruling.
Instead, it has increasingly used its military, which now includes its Coast Guard and “Maritime Militia” fishing fleets, to interfere with other nations’ vessels when they transit through the sea. It also deploys those assets to block other claimant nations from accessing the area’s resources including fish and oil.
China started to militarize the South China Sea in 2015, despite a promise by Chinese President Xi Jinping not to do so. Beijing first deployed advanced fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles to the Paracels, an island chain near Vietnam.
In the Spratlys, Beijing has recently completed defense-related infrastructure, including runways capable of accommodating fighter jets across seven artificial islands.
Navy warships now routinely use berthing areas and logistics and intelligence capabilities on the fortified features. Further, Beijing is installing long-range anti-ship cruise missiles and air-defense missile systems in the contested maritime region.
In mid-May, PLA Air Force long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K bombers operated for the first time from Woody Island in the Paracels. From there, the cruise missile-equipped bombers can attack targets as much as 3,300 kilometers away, or deep into the Pacific Islands and down to Australia.
Establishing unrivaled military control in the South China Sea help Beijing achieve immediate strategic objectives, but it is also a key step in China advancing its status as a Pacific Ocean power intent on rivaling America’s long-standing predominance in the area.
Economic advances, colonial ambitions
Over the last five years, Beijing has significantly bolstered its economic ties within Oceania, according to a US-China Economic and Security Review Commission report released in June.
Oceania consists of more than 10,000 islands divided into the sub-regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australasia; “Pacific Islands” refers to only the first three sub-regions.
While the Pacific Islands’ combined landmass is small—roughly the size of Spain–their total exclusive economic zones (EEZs) span nearly 7.7 million square miles of ocean space.
As Bohane notes: “Don’t look at the Pacific as comprising small-island states in a vast ocean: look at them as large-ocean nations to understand their true size and importance. Nations like Kiribati have an EEZ almost the size of the continent of Australia.”
China has growing geostrategic interests in the region. It is the largest trading partner with Pacific Island countries, with trade totaling US$8.2 billion in 2017.
Beyond its trade interests, Beijing’s enhanced engagement with the region is driven by “its broader diplomatic and strategic interests, reducing Taiwan’s international space, and gaining access to raw materials and natural resources,” says the Commission report, entitled “China’s Engagement in the Pacific Islands: Implications for the United States.”
To this end, China is deeply involved with Pacific Island regional organizations, for which it often provides funding and other support. However, Beijing’s perceived tendency in recent years to throw its weight around at the annual Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has started to run some the wrong way.
On September 6, China’s representative to the PIF partner dialogue in Nauru stormed out of the meeting after trying unsuccessfully to address the session and engaging in a tense exchange with the forum’s chair, Nauru President Baron Waqa.
Beijing’s strategy for achieving its aims in the Pacific Islands is well-established and predicable, says Fanell. It starts with financial aid, political donations and investment that pave commercial inroads and an increase in Chinese migration to the region. After co-opting government officials, invariably a PLA Navy-related military objective emerges, he says.
This objective can range from Chinese military access to ports and airfields to so-called “blocking efforts” against the US, seen in the recent obstruction of the development of US military training facilities in the Marianas.
Integration or Infiltration?
Australia’s Lowy Institute think tank reported in August that China’s financial aid commitment to the Pacific Islands has skyrocketed to US$5.9 billion since 2011.
Australia’s commitment is still the largest of all nations (US$6.72 billion), and it provides all of its aid as grants; by contrast, Lowy’s data suggests about 67% of China’s aid has been disbursed as loans, with only 32% given as grants.
China’s interest-bearing loans have saddled many countries worldwide with what are increasingly being referred to as unsustainable “debt traps.”
This debt allows Beijing to take control of the cash-strapped debtor nations’ ports and other facilities as partial repayment, as evidenced by the 99-year lease Sri Lanka signed with a Chinese state-owned enterprise for its Hambantota Port in July 2017.
The “China debt trap” model has become a serious crisis for Pacific Island nations, said Tonga’s Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva on August 16. Tonga is one of several Pacific Island nations that have borrowed heavily from China and is currently struggling to pay back loans worth about US$160 million from China’s Export-Import Bank.
Last month, Pohiva called on Pacific Island leaders to band together and press China to write off their debts.
Nearly 4,000 miles to the northwest, another small Pacific Island nation, Palau, is a country under economic siege. Its empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats, and shuttered construction sites are the result of Beijing’s economic warfare against it for its continued diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Until recently, China accounted for roughly half of Palau’s all-important tourist trade. But late last year, China employed what some have called “weaponized tourism” to force Palau, a sovereign nation, to submit to Beijing’s foreign policy direction. Beijing effectively banned tour groups and further investment in the idyllic tropic archipelago.
Another rising concern for Pacific islanders is fast-shifting demographics. Island nations have small indigenous populations that could easily be swamped by Chinese immigration, especially now that many island nations are “selling citizenship and passports”, according to Bohane.
“In Vanuatu, a nation of less than 300,000 people, there are plans for two Chinese cities that could host a total of 10,000 to 20,000 people. Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, currently has only 40,000 residents.
While many islanders welcome Chinese investment and trade, they are simultaneously concerned about losing control of their economies and the influx of both Chinese workers and wealthy Chinese expats who live in walled compounds, Bohane said.
Some Pacific Islanders, such as the Solomon Islands researcher Toata Molea, have used the term “colonialism” to describe largely unchecked Chinese investment and immigration to his country, according to a recent New York Times report. “They own everything,” Molea was quoted saying about his ethnic Chinese neighbors. “My fear is that in the next 10 years, this place will be taken over by the Chinese.”
A more accurate term might be “neo-colonialism”, academically defined as the use of “capitalism, globalism and cultural imperialism to exert influence and ultimately control over a country.”
Chinese “neo-colonialism” is, for now, a battle for the hearts and minds of local island populations, Bohane says. “Currently, massive Chinese investment to boost island economies is winning the hearts and minds of island leaders and well-off elites, but not necessarily the populace.”
Foreign policy for sale
Vanuatu, well known for its robust independent foreign policy, is seen by some as the political capital of Melanesia. China boasts it now has more aid projects in Vanuatu than any other Pacific Island country.
“Beijing built a new wharf on the Vanuatu island of Espiritu Santo, making it one of the largest ports in the South Pacific,” says Bohane. “It has built sports stadiums, convention centers, roads, airport upgrades, office buildings for Vanuatu’s Foreign Affairs, and the Prime Minister’s new office.” Australian, Japanese, European, and US aid is comparatively much less visible, he says.
In late 2016, in diplomatic return for Beijing’s financial largesse, Vanuatu became the first Pacific Island nation to recognize China’s claims in the South and East China Seas. Since then, other Pacific nations that receive copious Chinese aid like Nauru and Papua New Guinea have followed suit.
Recent media reports suggest China aims to establish a naval base at Vanuatu. While Vanuatu’s government and Chinese officials deny such plans exist, Beijing initially denied it had plans for the military base it has since established at Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa.
The base, a 200-acre heavily-fortified facility dubbed by at least one analyst as a “mega-fortress”, became operational in August 2017 and is China’s first such overseas facility.
Described by Beijing as a “logistics base”, the strategic facility is in reality a launch pad that allows PLA Navy and Marine forces assigned there to conduct a wide range of military operations in the region.
China is also investing heavily in the South Pacific’s New Caledonia. Some there are nervous about a looming referendum on whether to declare independence from France and if the vote could potentially lead to violence.
Beijing’s interest in French Polynesia stems from its access to the rich fishery resources of the so-called “tuna belt” as well as its use in space exploration activities, says Fanell. The islands also provide a refueling and transshipment point between China and the Americas that could support PLA operations in the future.
One indicator of intent, Fanell says, is China’s investment of US$330 million for an aquaculture project in French Polynesia’s large and remote Hao atoll—an investment that surpasses all foreign direct investment received by French Polynesia between 2013 and 2016 combined.
The atoll once supported France’s nuclear testing program and is home to an airport that has the capacity to support strategic bombers.
Spanning across Oceania, China is also showing deep interest in the Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. Each island nation, analysts say, provides potential military logistics and intelligence facility sites.
Bohane and others highlight the potential for instability in some of the island states. They predict possible “pushback” by local citizens against China’s rising political and economic domination of their nations, particularly if that influence is leveraged to facilitate waves of Chinese migration.
Any outburst of instability could be the initial pretext for China to dispatch its Marines to protect its interests and citizens in Pacific Island nations.
“There have been anti-Chinese riots and other violence in Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and the Solomon Islands in the past,” Bohane says. “At the time, China protested but could not intervene militarily, so the Australian and New Zealand military stepped in to protect local Chinese communities.”
China is rapidly expanding its Marine Corps, from 10,000 Marines just a few years ago to around 30,000 today. Beijing ultimately aims to have 100,000 Marines. It can now deploy these elite soldiers in amphibious assault ships, potentially utilizing its militarized South China Sea islands as staging areas.
These forces could theoretically stay afloat in the South Pacific for extended periods and would be well-prepared to intervene in small island nations’ internal affairs, particularly if their respective governments were unable to maintain internal stability.
“What happens when both the Chinese and Australian military intervene to stabilize a situation next time? Will this give Chinese forces an opportunity for mission creep to stay on and protect expanding Chinese interests and populations there?” Bohane asks.
At America’s shores
Beijing seeks inroads into Oceania not only for resources, but also as “stepping stones” to Antarctica and the Americas, Bohane says.
Ultimately, China seeks to block US influence and military capabilities in the region, says Fanell, and it is employing so-called “political warfare” to achieve that aim.
In the American territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), situated just north of Guam, China’s political warfare operations are disrupting essential US military activities.
For instance, Chinese resort developers are now stymying US development of vital amphibious operations training areas on Pagan Island. The inability to conduct such training on US territory because of Chinese influence operations has seriously degraded the readiness of frontline US Navy and Marine Corps forces in the Marianas, says Fanell.
The Commission report details the influence operations by Chinese-owned casino resort owners such as Alter City Group, which lobbied CNMI elected officials against US military activities there because “benefits from the military . . . are minimal, but the burdens are significant and unsustainable.”
China has legitimate geo-strategic interests in the South Pacific linked to its growing trade and investment in the region. But it also has military and political ambitions that could soon replicate the destabilizing situation it has created through its militarization of the South China Sea.
In the South Pacific, that risk comes with what many see as China’s neo-colonial ambitions, a gathering drive that threatens to overwhelm the lightly populated, resource-rich and strategically important ocean basin with Chinese capital, people and a vision for regional domination.
Professor Kerry K Gershaneck is currently a scholar at the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, ROC; a senior research associate with Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law (CPG); and the Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Thailand. He is a former US Marine Corps officer, with extensive operational and security policy experience in the Asia-Pacific.
The Perfect Storm: Port Canaveral’s Gulftainer Tied To Russia’s ‘Club-K’ Container Missile Launcher, Jafar’s Iraqi Nuclear ‘Beach Ball,’ North Korea, KGB’s Primakov, And Iran Deal As Russia Enters ‘Endgame’
October 28, 2017
The Perfect Storm: Port Canaveral’s Gulftainer Tied To Russia’s ‘Club-K’ Container Missile Launcher, Jafar’s Iraqi Nuclear ‘Beach Ball,’ North Korea, KGB’s Primakov, And Iran Deal As Russia Enters ‘Endgame’
October 28, 2017
By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | October 27, 2017
DR. JAFAR’S IRAQI ‘BEACH BALL,’ WHEN COUPLED WITH RUSSIA’S CLUB-K, PRESENTS A NATIONAL SECURITY NIGHTMARE THE U.S. CANNOT AFFORD TO RISK.
The next time you watch a freight train pass by a railroad crossing, or hear the evocative sounds of the mournful horns of trains passing in the night or railroad crossing warning bells as flatbed rail cars double-stacked with cargo containers roll by, or see a flatbed semi-truck hauling a cargo container down the highway, keep in mind that President Barack Hussein Obama and his administration awarded Saddam Hussein’s rogue nuclear mastermind access to Florida’s Port Canaveral cargo container terminal, a U.S. port of entry that gives Russia and its Axis of Evil client states unfettered access to the entire United States.
This paper will explore how the confluence of several seemingly disparate factors have come together to create a perfect storm, threatening the United States and the West.
The tectonic shift of (i) the placement of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear scientist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar and Gulftainer inside the wire at Port Canaveral with a 35-year container terminal lease through a secret operation known as ‘Project Pelican’ (ii) the dawn of Russia’s Club-K container missile launch system, (iii) The Jafars’ and Gulftainer’s joint venture with Russia’s state-owned Rostec, which owns 100% of the shares of Rosoboronexport, the exporter of the Club-K, (iv) Dr. Jafar’s miniaturized nuclear weapon, known as the ‘Arab bomb’ or ‘Beach Ball,’ (v) the Jafar family’s long-term relationship with Russia and the KGB/SVR and GRU intelligence services revolving around nuclear, chemical, and biological WMD, (vi) Dr. Jafar’s collaboration with North Korea on weapons delivery systems, and (vii) the similarities between Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball’ and the miniaturized nuclear weapon seen with Kim Jung-un, has become the perfect storm of danger, both on and off our shores.
In December 2016, we wrote “What Could Possibly Go Wrong.” Subsequently, we learned that several things have already gone wrong and could likely get worse. The advent of a new advanced weapon system designed and built by Russia, and the involvement of hostile foreign governments deeply tied to the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) experts who leased Port Canaveral’s container terminal, have now made the already dire national security situation at Port Canaveral exponentially more dangerous. The situation has reached critical mass. All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, wemust seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.– Sun Tzu
‘Project Pelican’: Gulftainer’s Jafar Family, Which Includes Saddam’s Rogue Nuclear Scientist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, The Creator Of Miniaturized Nuclear Weapon ‘Beach Ball,’ Given 35-year Lease To Florida’s Port Canaveral Container Terminal
‘Project Pelican’ was the secret operation that handed over the cargo container terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida to Iraq’s oil-wealthy Jafar family, major power players in Saddam Hussein’s rogue nuclear WMD programs.
Particle physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, under the watchful eye of KGB General Yevgeney Primakov, masterminded Saddam Hussein’s top secret Petrochemical Complex Three (PC-3) nuclear weapons program. As Saddam’s Deputy Defense Minister and chief nuclear adviser, Dr. Jafar also oversaw procurement operations for Iraq’s vast nuclear, biological, and chemical WMD programs.
Dr. Jafar, his brother Hamid Jafar, and Hamid’s sons Majid and Badr are all key executives steering the family business, the Crescent Group conglomerate. The Crescent Group is the ultimate parent company of Gulftainer and Crescent Petroleum.
The Jafars were able to take control of the American cargo facility at Port Canaveral through an illegal 35-year lease granted to the Jafars’ UAE-based ports company Gulftainer (GTUSA).
Hamid Jafar was the key player in Saddam’s ‘Oil for Superweapons’ scheme, also known as ‘Put a Tyrant in your Tank.’ Under this scheme Crescent Petroleum, acting as a front company for Saddam, would sell millions of barrels of Iraqi crude oil to be used for Fina gasoline sold in the United States in order to fund Dr. Jafar’s rogue nuclear weapons program.
This ‘Oil for Superweapons’ scheme resulted in Crescent Petroleum becoming the target of investigations by the U.S. Treasury Department and four Congressional committees as a ‘front company for Saddam Hussein.’
“Crescent Petroleum is owned by senior Iraqi military figures” according to a citation in Dr. Christin Marschall Routledge’s (Ph.D. Harvard — History and Middle Eastern Studies) 2003 book “Iran’s Persian Gulf Policy From Khomeini to Khatami.”
The Project Pelican operation succeeded in placing Gulftainer and Dr. Jafar inside the wire at Port Canaveral without the required national security reviews because the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process was corrupted. CFIUS staff chairperson Aimen Mir at the Treasury Department bypassed the mandated 30 and 45-day national security reviews of the Gulftainer Port Canaveral transaction, allowing the Jafars to fly under the radar of the intelligence community.
In an October 18, 2017 tweet, author James Rickards, former advisor to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Support Group of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), revealed that “before Uranium One” Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper “disbanded” the CFIUS DNI advisory group.
I led CFIUS advisory for intel community for years. Was “disbanded” by Gen. Clapper before Uranium One. Just sayin’ http://bit.ly/2yTg8NA
Russia’s Club-K Container Missile Launch System: An Apocalyptic Threat
A paradigmatic example of the application of Sun Tzu’s principle of deception in warfare, is the Russian-designed WMD delivery system known as the Club-K (Klub-K). Russia’sClub-K container cruise missile launch system, the so-called ‘pandora’s box’ or ‘doomsday box,’ is an apocalyptic needle in a haystack, a modern-day WMD Trojan Horse delivery mechanism controlled via satellite.
U.S.defense experts have stated that the Russians have sold Club-K to Iran and also possibly to North Korea, Venezuela, Malaysia, China, and the UAE. Club-K container cruise missile launchers are designed to look identical to standard ISO intermodal commercial cargo containers, making them extremely difficult to detect and track.Club-K containers can be moved unnoticed throughout the United States aboard ships, riverine boats, rail cars, and flatbed semi-trailers.
Club-K Russian Kalibr-class cruise missiles can carry nuclear, EMP, chemical, biological, or conventional payloads and could deliver instant devastation far beyond anything Americans witnessed during the Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks.
The Club-K is a Trojan Horse that hides enemy missiles in order to attack the United States from inside the United States.
The Jafars’ Gulftainer And Club-K Are Linked Through A Joint-Venture With Russia
Gulftainer is in a joint-venture with Russian state-owned ROSTEC, which owns one hundred percent of the shares of ROSOBORONEXPORT, the exporter of the Club-K container missile launch system. ROSTEC markets the Club-K through its weapons export unit ROSOBORONEXPORT. ROSTEC entered into the joint venture with Gulftainer to operate Russian ports infrastructure projects, with Vladimir Putin personally overseeing the signing of the agreement. As a result, Gulftainer became a co-owner of a terminal at the Ust-Luga port” on the Baltic Sea near St. Petersburg, according to “Russia Beyond the Headlines.”
Club K containers have a shelf life of ten years. Each unit can lay dormant for a decade, until activated.
“There are terminals everywhere, where they can be stored however long it takes” boasted Rostislav Atkov, director for foreign economic activity at Morinformsistema-Agat Concern, the Russian manufacturer of the Club K container missile system. Atkov’s menacing remark about stealth Club-K launchers lying in wait in “terminals everywhere,” translated from Russian, suggests that Russia conceptualizes the Club-K as not just a defensive weapon but also as an offensive system for preemptive attacks. Atkov’s words were picked up by Global intelligence firm Stratfor and subsequently released by Wikileaks. Atkov’s comments from “I Serve Russia” a TV program on Russian Defense Ministry-controlled Zzezda TV.
Gulftainer is “the largest port operator in the Middle East with regards to the number of terminals operated in the region, with the company managing 40 percent of all the major container terminal facilities in the Middle East.”
Dr. Jafar And His Nuclear Weapons Advisor And Accomplice, Russian KGB Chief Yevgeny Primakov, The Architect Of The ‘Islamic Bloc’
Baghdad-born Dr. Jafar began his high energy physics career studying nuclear fission in the Soviet Union after being rejected for a position at his U.K. alma mater the University of Birmingham. He spent decades under the tutelage of Saddam’s Soviet Adviser, KGB General Yevgeny Primakov (a.k.a. Nemchenko) (a.k.a. KGB code-name MAXIM). Dr. Jafar has been working with the KGB and its successor the SVR, for at least 36 years, dating back to at least 1982.
Dr. Jafar proposed to Saddam that Iraq deceptively remain a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to avoid raising suspicion in the West while he was secretly moving Saddam’s nuclear weapons program into new clandestine facilities.
“‘If we walk out now, our enemies will say this is proof of our real intentions. I say we keep them guessing. Better we stay inside and learn how to deceive them’’ Dr. Jafar reportedly told Saddam.
Dr. Jafar turned to the KGB for technical assistance and advice in concealing his rogue nuclear weapons program inside structures that U.S. satellite imagery analysts would not recognize as WMD facilities.
Dr. Jafar used Vietnamese tunnel diggers (who had years of experience digging tunnels for the communist NVA during the Vietnam War) to dig Dr. Jafar’s new underground nuclear WMD facilities.
Kenneth R. Timmerman writes in his book “Shadow Warriors”:
“The debriefings indicated that the underground facilities had been dug by 2,500 Vietnamese laborers during the mid-1980s who toiled for $4 per month,” the former CIA officer said. “They dug at night to avoid infrared signatures. It was all done by drill blast, without heavy machinery.” To the trained eye, these were all telltale signs of Iraq’s intent to camouflage the work from satellite surveillance.
Dr. Jafar would go on to occupy the highest echelons of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, relying on his deep understanding of particle physics and his engineering prowess to advise President Hussein on how to unleash the power of science against their shared enemies, the United States and Israel.
Spy master Primakov, also known as the ‘Bear in the Desert,” directed all of the KGB/SVR’s foreign intelligence operations for several years. Virtually single-handedly, Primakov ran Russia’s interests in the Arab World via the KGB’s Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) and the KGB’s successor the SVR, which Primakov established and directed. Primakov was CIA mole Aldrich Ames’ handler.
Ferociously anti-Semitic and fluent in Arabic, Primakov clandestinely created Russia’s Islamic Bloc of rogue terror-sponsoring Middle Eastern regimes: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Sudan.
With cold calculation, Primakov targeted the poorly-educated Islamic populations of these countries with anti-Semitic propaganda brainwashing. Throughout the Islamic Bloc, Primakov weaponized Islamic extremism against the ‘imperialist’ United States and the ‘Zionist’ Israel, all to Russia’s benefit.
Primakov’s use of the Islamic Bloc and Russia’s so-called ‘War on Terror’ were both contrivances of Soviet/Russian intelligence services and crucial sub-strategies of the KGB/SVR’s long-range ‘Perestroika Deception.’
According to KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn and Christopher Story (former adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher), the Perestroika Deception is a KGB/SVR operation designed and conducted to deceive the United States, the U.K., and NATO into thinking that “the West ‘won the Cold War’, that the enemy ‘disappeared’, that ‘Communism is dead’, that the Soviet Union ‘collapsed’ and that Russia has embarked upon ‘progress towards democracy.’”</p
The Perestroika Deception and the Islamic Bloc were meant to weaken the U.S. military through endless wars on terror, and to set the stage for Vladimir Putin’s takeover of the Middle East, while U.S. strategic nuclear forces became antiquated.
With the U.S. military mired in Primaokov’s deadly project known as the ‘War on Terror,’ America took its eyes off the mushrooming threat from its old Cold War adversary Russia.
Putin, seeing an opening, rapidly innovated and accelerated Russia’s strategic weapons programs, expanded Russia’s cruise missile arsenal and submarine fleets, and developed new asymmetrical systems like the Club-K. Russia is proliferating these new weapons and tactics across the Axis of Evil as America becomes surrounded by menace.
Former Pentagon nuclear strategist Mark Schneider, commenting on the growing cruise missile threat from Russia, told the “The Washington Free Beacon” that “the Russians are preparing to fight us while we are preparing to fight terrorists.”
Dr. Jafar’s Miniaturized Nuclear Weapon: The Iraqi ‘Beach Ball’
Dr. Jafar, a “Dr. Strangelove who mixes Muslim fatalism, Arab nationalism, and modern technocracy,” executed his most terrifying crowning achievement (perhaps prior to ‘Project Pelican’) with the successful design and production of his super-secret miniaturized nuclear weapon known as the ‘Beach Ball,’ was a worrisome and alarming technical accomplishment.
‘Beach Ball’ was the manifestation of Saddam’s and Dr. Jafar’s dream of creating the first ‘Arab bomb’ and Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball” created a sea change in the Middle East nuclear weapons environment.
According to Al J. Venter’s book “Allah’s Bomb: The Islamic Quest for Nuclear Weapons,” many years after Israeli war planes had bombed Dr. Jafar’s Osirak nuclear reactor during 1981’s Operation Opera Dr. Jafar reportedly bragged about deceiving the West:
Let the Israelis believe they destroyed our nuclear capability. Accept the sympathy offered for this aggression then proceed in secret with an atom bomb program — which is what we did.
America At Risk Of Nuclear Or EMP Attacks: Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball’ And Russia’s Club-K Mobile ‘Container’ WMD Delivery System — A Marriage Made In Hell
With the arrival of the Club-K, the true scale of the threat from Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball’ must be recalculated.
The Club-K container system’s stealth WMD delivery capability has exponentially expanded the danger zone from Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball” — it does not cover just Israel and the Middle East anymore but has now expanded to every city in America.
Defense analysts call the arrival of Club-K an asymmetrical “game changer” that has shifted the U.S.-Russia strategic balance of power to Russia’s advantage.
Russia is even equipping its new state-of-the-art arctic icebreakers with Club-K missile systems.
Officials at NORTHCOM/NORAD concede that the United States has no off-the-shelf technical solutions for (i) tracking Club-K units that determined adversaries may have already smuggled into the U.S. or (ii) defending America from surprise Club-K cruise missile attacks, which could include nuclear and EMP attacks.
The coupling of ‘Beach Ball,’ Dr. Jafar, and Gulftainer with the genesis of Russia’s Club-K container missile launch system, and the placement of Dr. Jafar ‘inside the wire’ at Port Canaveral, adds up to a catastrophe in the making.
In 2011, around the same time that Gulftainer was setting up their Ust-Luga port operations, a prototype of the Club-K debuted at the nearby 2011 International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg.
Gulftainer’s Ust-Luga is one of twelve Russian ports where ships carrying nuclear material or products are allowed to dock.
Dr. Jafar Seeks ‘Beach Ball’ Delivery System; North Koreans And Iraqis Met In Damascus For Missile Factory Deal
Because Primakov led the Islamic Bloc — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Lebanon — it must be understood that Dr. Jafar was not merely Saddam’s rogue nuclear scientist, but was also one of the leading nuclear scientist in Russia’s wider Red-Green alliance, spanning from North Korea to Iran.
Accordingly, it comes as no surprise (i) that Dr. Jafar has worked with the North Koreans since the 1990s seeking a delivery system for ‘Beach Ball,’ (ii) that the Jafars and Crescent are deeply connected to Iran’s brutal regime, (iii) that the Jafars’ Director of Strategic Planning was deeply involved in President Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA P5+1) (the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’) — working for the Iranian side — (iv) that the Jafars’ employee Siamak Namazi, a former Iranian army officer and Iranian regime government official, became Crescent Petroleum’s Director of Strategic Planning.
Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball’ Closely Resembles KimJung-Un’s North Korean Miniaturized Nuclear Weapon
Dr. Jafar’s Iraqi ‘beach ball’ nuclear bomb bears a striking resemblance to the miniaturized nuclear warhead which North Korea’s ‘Rocket Man’ Kim Jong-un was photographed posing with and ‘hugging’ in propaganda images released by North Korea in 2016.
A U.N. official “holding his arms out in a circle like a man holding a beach ball” described Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball’ as “about a yard across, weighing about a ton” according to a 1991 first-hand account of a meeting at U.N. headquarters published in “The New York Times Magazine.”
The latest blueprint, according to United Nations inspectors, is of a sphere measuring 32 to 35 inches in diameter with 32 detonators. The bomb would weigh less than a ton and fit on a Scud missile, the weapon Mr. Hussein used in the war to hit Israel and kill American troops.
The ‘Beach Ball’ represents a horrific development. It is, however, made significantly more frightening by its coupling with the stealthy cargo container delivery system.
The Club-K can be launched remotely and provided with target acquisition data from “any coastal, shipborne, aviation, or satellite system,” such as North Korea’s mysterious KMS 3-4 and KMS-4 satellites, currently orbiting over the United States, in a high-tech enemy act of military deception.
Dr. Lajos F. Szaszdi, an expert on the Russian military, reports at the “Daily Signal”:
The Club-K missiles have satellite navigation, which currently would utilize the U.S. GPS and the Russian GLONASS (GPS) systems, and possibly also China’s Beidou 2 system and Europe’s Galileo in the future. According to the Club-K promotional video, targeting coordinates would be provided from space by a satellite, but these could also be supplied by airborne platforms.
Experts such as Dr. Peter Vincent Pry fear that North Korea could use a miniaturized nuclear weapon or a variant — the so-called ‘Super EMP,’ in order to knock out much of the U.S. power grid, plunging America into darkness with disastrous repercussions for the American public.
Wiping out America’s power grid with an EMP is something that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has recently hinted he is prepared to do.
“Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness” North Korea’s official KCNA news agency threatened in a September 2017 statement.
Iran Practicing Launching EMP Attacks From Cargo Freighter Ships
Major General Paul E. Vallely, Chairman of Stand Up America, according to “Townhall,” wrote:
SUA believes strongly that Iran now possesses low yield nuclear warheads that can be mounted on the Shehab missile and deployed on the oceans in container ships with the Russian provided Club K missile launch system…to launch EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapons on U.S. Coastal cities and freeze our national grid systems.>
Not only has Iran reportedly purchased the Club-K, it has been practicing launching EMP attacks from cargo freighters and has deep ties to the Jafar’s cargo container operations.
(Dr. Peter Vincent) Pry, president of EMPACT America, one of the nation’s leading authorities on EMP, revealed that Iran recently purchased Russia’s Club-K missile launcher, which can be hidden in tractor-trailer-sized cargo boxes.
“I and my colleagues, including Reza Kahlili, who warned six months ago that these Iranian patrols were coming, think it more likely Iran would make an EMP attack by launching a missile off a freighter, so they could do the deed anonymously, and escape retaliation,” Pry explained…”The Club-K, if armed with a nuclear warhead, could be used to execute an EMP attack.”
Jafar’s Gulftainer Is Majority Owner In GSCCO Consortium With Partner KGL — KGL Was Under FBI And DoD Investigation, Implicated In Laundering Money For Iran
KGL Executives Secretly Operated Container Ships With Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Through RAK Shipping
KGL/RAK Executive Set Up Secret Shore-to-Ship Communication To IRISL-Controlled Ships Via ‘Ghost Email’ System
KGL Board Members Were Detained At Dulles and SFO Airports, One Was Charged With Undermining US National Security, Selling Aircraft Parts To Iran
When Gulftainer took control of container terminals at three major Saudi Arabian ports by grabbing the helm and the majority equity stake of the renamed Gulf Stevedoring and Contracting Company (GSCCO) the Jafars also became consortium business partners with GSCCO’s co-founders KGL, a Kuwaiti ports company. KGL executives and board members, it had recently been revealed in an American court, were deeply involved in a secret container ship operation with the The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and were under FBI and DoD investigation for money laundering and sanctions violations.
IRISL was under U.S., EU, and UN sanctions at the time due to IRISL’s history of shipping materials for Iran’s rogue nuclear weapons program. The KGL officials worked closely with a top IRISL executive who was placed under sanctions as a Specially Designated National (SDN) by the U.S. Treasury Department and was separately indicted for conspiracy by U.S. District Attorney Cyrus Vance in Manhattan.
The attention might have been a problem for Gulftainer as it secretly courted first Port Jacksonville (located near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and Naval Station Mayport), and then Port Canaveral.
Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) demanded answers from Undersecretary of Defense Ashton B. “Ash” Carter as to why KGL has been awarded over $1 billion in Department of Defense contracts.
Under Secretary Carter skirted the truth in a reply letter Senator Kirk by stating that there was “no indication that KGL Holding has violated U.S. law.”
Dr. Jafar’s Company Employs Former Iranian Regime Official (As Its Director Of Strategic Planning) Who Is Also Tied To 33 White House Visits And To Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal
The Jafars’ business interests are not only intertwined with Russia and Russian intelligence services, but also with the terror-sponsoring Iranian regime. The Iranian government has served as a talent pool for key executive posts within the Jafars’ shadowy business empire.
The Jafars turned to a former Iranian army officer and regime official with deep ties to Obama’s ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ to operate as its Director of Strategic Planning for the Jafars’ Crescent Petroleum.
Siamak Namazi and his Iranian father Baquer Namazi were feeding talking points to Swedish-Iranian operative Trita Parsi. Siamak Namazi’s other contacts include Iran’s UN ambassador and former US Ambassador to the Urkraine William Greene Miller, then-Senator Obama’s backchannel to the Iranian regime.
Ambassador Miller’s mentor Fred Dupee joined the CPUSA and handed out communist literature to the longshoremen’s union in New York City, where Miller grew up. Dupee was a member of CPUSA’s League of American Writers.
MILLER: I also was reading and studying American literature with Fred Dupee. I don’t know if you know that name.
Q: I’ve heard the name.
MILLER: Yes, he was a visiting professor from Columbia. Fred Dupee, became a close friend and was a very important influence.
Ambassador Miller promised the Iranians a better deal than what the Bush administration was offering. This backchannel diplomacy took place in advance of the 2008 presidential election.
Court documents proved through the exposure of Siamek Namazi’s emails that Namazi was giving talking points to Trita Parsi.
In an article titled “Namazi: NIAC Ringleader,” Iran Lobby, a group of pro-America Iranian-Americans whose stated objective is “Exposing the activities of the lobbies and appeasers of the Mullah’s dictatorship ruling Iran,” published and analyzed an email in which Ambassador Miller’s name is mentioned:
(In one of the subpoena’d emails sent by Parsi) Parsi discussed the contents of the minutes from their conference call.
There has been silence since the draft minutes of last week’s telephone conference was sent to the group for your review and approval. I assume everyone has been busy, but it would be good if we could finish the minutes by Tuesday so that we can follow Mr. Ba[qu]er Namazi’s instructionsand sen[d] it to Amb. Bill Miller. [emphasis added]
“Iran Lobby” provided an analysis of the email.
The email reveals that Baquer Namazi is the ringleader of the group, giving instructions to Parsi and the others. Parsi is thus working with Namazi, who has close ties to the Iranian regime, and whose family members work for one of the top consulting companies in Tehran with multiple links to government officials and ministries.
The email indicates Parsi also was working with William G. Miller, then an advisor for the Search for Common Ground and a member of the board of the American Iranian Council. He earlier had been a political officer at the US Consulate in Isfahan (1959-62) and Embassy in Tehran (1962-64)
Namazi sent emails to Trita Parsi, his cofounder of NIAC as Parsi visited the Obama White House on 33 occasions in the run up to the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Sources familiar with the nature of the meetings told the Washington Free Beacon that both Parsi and Mousavian helped the White House craft its pro-Iran messaging and talking points that helped lead to the nuclear agreement with Iran. These efforts were part of a larger pro-Iran deal “echo chamber” led by senior Obama administration officials who were tasked with misleading Congress about the nature of the deal.
Trita Parsi and Siamak Namazi co-founded the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Namazi and Parsi were crafting the Iran Nuclear Deal and heavily lobbying Washington for its implementation. Parsi was photographed meeting with senior Iranian regime officials in Switzerland during negotiations for the Iran Deal.
The Jafars’ Director of Strategic Planning Namazi attended the 2012 World Ports and Trade Summit in the UAE with Gulftainer officials during the secret Project Pelican deal negotiations.
Putin Credits Yevgeny Primakov As First To Propose Iran Nuclear Deal — That Obama Implemented
In 2016 Vladimir Putin credited his KGB mentor Yevgeny Primakov for being one of the first to propose what would become the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal.’
Let us recall that Mr. Primakov was one of the first to propose a solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. And all who were involved in resolving this problem know the role the different countries, diplomatic services and intelligence services played in this complex process. We know this role. We are not exaggerating anything here, but the fact remains that Mr. Primakov was one of the first to propose a peaceful solution to the problem.
Pearl Harbor 2: Russia’s Strategy – Massive Axis Of Evil Cruise Missile Attacks Against U.S. Using Club-K ‘Containers’ And Submarines
The military deception tactics designed into Russia’s ‘Trojan Horse’ Club-K exemplify the Sun Tzu dictates found in “The Art of War.”
A study of evolving Russian military doctrine reveals that Club-K container cruise missile launchers, smuggled through U.S. ports and armed with Kalibr-class (NATO code-name Sizzler) cruise missiles, could be used in a Pearl Harbor-style attack on U.S. naval forces sitting in port. The Club-K gives “any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier.”
These Club-K container cruise missile attacks could be augmented by force-multiplying submarine fleets from (i) Iran (a member of the Islamic Bloc), (ii) from North Korea, Vietnam, and China (members of the Trans-Asian Axis) (iii) and from Russia. These submarines (such as the Russian Akula II class) along with surface warships and merchant ships also carrying Kalibr cruise missiles could result in a massive coordinated surprise cruise missile attack from both off U.S. shores and from within the U.S. interior, including highways, rail lines, and rivers.
A single Club-K with four missiles carrying nuclear or conventional weapons could devastate several U.S. cities. Russia designed its Club-K system container units to be used in large numbers as components of a massive preemptive ‘distributed lethality’ attack against the United States. A coordinated Club-K attack by Russia and its affiliates could immediately limit America’s counter-strike options and capabilities.
The ‘Kalibration’ of the naval forces of Russia and other Axis-of-Evil states including Iran and North Korea is the ‘distributed lethality’ tactic of widely deploying Russian Kalibr cruise missiles aboard axis submarines and hidden in ‘Club-K’ ‘cargo containers’ which can launch Kalibr cruise missiles from ships, riverine boats, rail cars, and semi-trucksinside the United States.
Chief of Staff of the United States Army General Mark A. Milley issued a warning during an October 2016 speech:
While we focused on CT (counterterrorism) and COIN (counterinsurgencecy) fight, other countries, Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, went to school on us. They closely watched how we fought (in Iraq) in ‘91 and ‘03. They studied our doctrine, our tactics, our equipment, our organization, our training, and our leadership. And in turn, they revised their own doctrines and they are rapidly modernizing their militaries today to avoid our strengths in hopes of defeating us at some point in the future.
Recently a senior Russian official, Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko, he said quote… “Russia can now fight a conventional war in Europe and win. Russia is the only country that will remain relevant forever. Any other country is dispensable, and that includes the United States. We are in endgame now” end quote.
Bluster? Hubris? Bravado? Or does he mean what he says. Does he believe it? And more importantly, do the leaders in the Kremlin believe it? Well, history tells us to be careful. It’s always wise to believe foreign leaders’ declaratory policy as most nations tend to telegraph their strategic intentions.
The Russian Defense Journal “Natsionalnaya Oborona” (translation: National Defense) published a paper in 2015 written by Aleksandr Mozgovoy called “RUSSIAN NAVY’S LONG ARM: KALIBR MISSILE FAMILY.” Mozgovoy writes (translated from Russian):
Thanks to the (Kalibr) cruise missiles, nuclear and conventional submarines will no longer have to change ship targets all over the ocean, but strike them in their ports, attacking from long ranges. They can now attack a wide range of land targets and from directions poorly protected by air defenses. This also applies to attacks on surface ships. In the near future, Russian submarines, missile boats, and surface ships will be able to hold at risk all important sites in Europe and in the Middle East. While the nuclear subs will have the US as their potential target…We believe that the idea of placing Kalibrs in standard 40-foot containers (the Kalibr-K system) installed on civilian ships, including riverine ones. Such concealed floating arsenals can operate on seas and rivers unnoticed. Club-S export version is also enjoying success. It has been installed on more than twenty diesel-electric submarines delivered to Algeria, Vietnam, India, and China. Iranian sailors are casting covetous gazes at them.
The West clearly understands the power of the Kalibr system. Not for nothing did they name it the “Sizzler.”
Emergency Exit: Primakov And Russian Special Forces Evacuate Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Ball’ And Jafar’s Other WMD Programs Out Of Iraq
Primakov helped oversee Russia’s GRU Operation ‘Emergency Exit’ (Russian code-name: Sarandar) that hid Dr. Jafar’s and Saddam’s WMDs by moving them to Syria, Lebanon, and Iran via truck convoys and air cargo operations in early 2003 as the US and coalition military forces prepared to invade Iraq at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Primakov, with the help of Russian Spetsnaz special operations elite units dressed in civilian clothing to avoid detection by American spy satellites, worked side-by-side with Saddam’s elite Iraqi Special Security Organization (SSO) special operations personnel, to move and hide all traces of ‘Beach Ball’ and other WMD.
A compilation of reports indicated that converted Iraqi Airways Boeing aircraft were used in 56 sorties into Syria (disguised as relief missions for flood victims), truck convoys, refrigerated cargo containers, and Primakov’s own aircraft, to move Iraq’s WMDs into Syria, Lebanon, and Iran.
Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw, speaking in 2006 at a private ‘Intelligence Summit’ in Virginia said that Saddam’s WMDs “were moved by Russian Spetsnaz (special forces) units out of uniform, that were specifically sent to Iraq to move the weaponry and eradicate any evidence of its existence.”
There Were WMDs In Iraq: The Left Hid It For Political Advantage
Political operatives inside U.S. intelligence, led by CIA Chief of the European division for clandestine operations in the Directorate of Operations Tyler Drumheller, sought to gain political advantage in the 2004 presidential election, by insisting that there were no WMDs in Iraq. In fact there were — a deception which benefited Dr. Jafar, Primakov, Putin, and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad greatly. Drumheller’s wife was working for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Drumheller threw his country under the bus for political advantage in the upcoming election.
Not everyone bought into Drumheller’s story. Just ask Dave Gaubatz, a civilian US federal agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), who previously spent 20 years on active duty. Agent Gaubatz was exposed to WMD in Iraq and he has the medical records to prove it.
Agent Gaubatz, highly trained in counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and Arabic linguistics, deployed to Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003, tasked with looking for WMD. His team, with help from a few local Iraqis who wanted to help America, all risked their lives but succeeded in locating several WMD sites. Mysteriously, the OSI WMD reports that Gaubatz and his team filed were ‘lost’ by OSI and the Department of Defense. By 2006, the WMD sites Gaubatz’s team located had still not been inspected.
Agent Gaubatz returned from Iraq suffering from acute radiation sickness and chemical weapons exposure after his deployment to an Iraqi Air Force base.
Agent Gaubatz wrote in one of his medical reports:
Certain areas of the base had tested above normal for radioactive materials. All personnel in my unit became sick at various time during the deployment at the Iraqi base.
Agent Gaubatz complained of “weakness, muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, tired after sleeping, diarrhea, indigestion, vomiting.”
According to the CDC, symptoms of “Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS), or radiation sickness, may include nausea, vomiting, headache, and diarrhea.”
Another former U.S. military member who does not buy Drumheller’s story is former CENTCOM Arabic translator Bill Tierney, who actually listened to audio tapes of Saddam and Dr. Jafar (the so-called ‘Saddam Tapes’) discussing their WMDs and the ways to use them. However, and inexplicably, Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte shut down the ‘Saddam Tapes’ program prior to the completion of the review of all of the tapes. Failure to analyze all of the Saddam Tapes leaves vast amounts of intelligence, including additional data on Dr. Jafar and his WMD programs, inaccessible to decision makers.
According to “The Weekly Standard,“ former CIA director George Tenet — who headed the agency under both Clinton and Bush — takes pages in his book “At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA” to call out Drumheller for not telling the truth and dismantle[s] his version of events brick by brick.”
In the political and media environment of ‘Bush Lied, People Died,’ the most dangerous components of Dr. Jafar’s, Saddam’s, and Primakov’s nuclear weapons programs, including ‘Beach Ball,’ vanished in the darkness of night, under remote mountains and rivers, and across the deserts and out-of-the-way settlements of the Middle East.
However, Saddam always had contingency plans to reactivate his nuclear WMD programs in the future, even in the event of the fall of his regime. With the components and CDs of blueprints of “Beach Ball” safely hidden by Dr. Jafar and Primakov’s Russian special operations troops, the potential scourge of ‘Beach Ball’ was never fully taken off the table.
THE PERFECT STORM: TIMELINE
Like Russia’s Club-K container cruise missile launch system,’Project Pelican’ and the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ are also examples of the effective application of the principles found in Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” Notably, the three parallel operations were concurrently executed.
For many months, the full scope of Iran’s and Russia’s strategic takeover of Iraq, Syria and with a presence not before seen in the the Middle East, made possible by President Obama, his cabinet, certain members of Congress, wealthy foreign-born financiers and businessmen, spies and double-agents operating throughout DC and the intelligence community have become frighteningly and soberingly apparent.
Still unanswered questions about Barack Hussein Obama’s personal background and his 1980s travels to Pakistan are coming back to haunt U.S. national security as names of his former foreign student college roommates (Hamid Wahid and Vinai Thummalapally), several of whom traveled with Obama on a mysterious trip to Pakistan, reappeared in the investigation of the handover of a U.S. port to a company linked to Saddam Hussein’s WMDs, Russia, Iran and Pakistan.
Seemingly disparate chapters in this grand rearrangement of the pieces on the chessboard are, upon closer inspection, parallel operations moving the United States closer and closer to a complete and final intelligence, military, economic, and civilizational defeat, burying the American experiment in democracy and permanently extinguishing any light from the shining city on the hill. The parallel operations are now coming together and on the verge of reaching critical mass.
The withdrawal from Iraq, the murder of American heros at Benghazi, Extortion 17, the Pakistani Awan Brothers Congressional IT spying scandal, and now the Gulftainer Port Canaveral deal are only the visible signs of the iceberg tearing into America’s bow.
Below deck, America’s intelligence secrets have been spilling into the sea. Secret military hardware, communication systems and GPS technology have been handed over to enemies.
One of our most strategic seaports has been given away to the UAE and by proxy to Iraq, Iran, Russia and more. Secret and illegal computer servers and fraudulent email accounts were set up as cyber-Wal-Marts for hostile governments to collect virtually unlimited data and secrets including Special Access Programs (SAP — above top secret) a classification which includes live Intel and silo locations. Interestingly not one single live intelligence operative remained standing in China after 2011.
America is flying blind.
America’s enemies have been elevated, their powers expanded, while America’s reputation was sullied.
For a major WMD commander like Dr. Jafar to emerge from Saddam’s Iraqi regime — the regime that created that threat environment that pulled the U.S. into the Iraq War — and to then gain access to U.S. national security hub Port Canaveral makes it impossible to evade the question any longer: On whose side was Barack Hussein Obama? What else has he done that we do not know about?
The perfect storm did not just happen, it was conceived and created.
COPYRIGHT 2017 MARY FANNING AND ALAN JONES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
A federal judge on Saturday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a policy that would require immigrants to prove they have insurance or the financial resources for medical costs in order to obtain a visa.
The ruling, by Judge Michael Simon of the Federal District Court in Portland, Ore., was the latest in a string of court decisions to derail administration initiatives that would limit the admission of certain legal immigrants into the United States.
——-me – how can 1 silly judge nullify what the president has ordered? Is the Judiciary MORE powerful than the Executive?————-
Mr. Trump’s Oct. 4 proclamation ordered consular officers to bar immigrants who could not prove they had health insurance or the ability to pay for medical costs once they become permanent residents of the United States.
The president had justified the policy on the grounds that immigrants were more likely to be uninsured, and that “costs associated with this care are passed on to the American people in the form of higher taxes, higher premiums, and higher fees for medical services,” the measure said.
Lawyers from Justice Action Center, Innovation Law Lab and the American Immigration Lawyers Association argued that the policy was “plainly illegal” and that it would cause immediate and irreparable harm.
“This new requirement rewrites our immigration and health care laws,” the lawyers wrote in a motion seeking a temporary restraining order. They noted that the policy could effectively bar up to 375,000 “otherwise qualified immigrants each year.”
An official at the White House could not be immediately reached for comment. The Department of Justice, through a spokesman, declined to comment on the ruling.
The ruling on Saturday came on the heels of another immigration loss for the Trump administration.
“We’re glad that the court understands the importance of preventing the health care ban from taking effect tonight, but this is just the first step,” Esther Sung, a senior litigator at the Justice Action Center, said on Saturday.
“The impact of this ban is just huge. Hundreds of thousands of people would be affected,” she said. “Two out of three intending immigrants every year might not be able to join their families. It’s outrageous that the Trump administration is trying to slip this by people without them noticing.”
Meanwhile, all the while Feinstein had a Chinese spy as an employee for 20 years. She is on the INTELLIGENCE committee. There is NO way she did not know
Candace Marie Claiborne plead guіltу tо соnѕріrіng tо dеfrаud the U.S. government, соnсеаlіng соntасt wіth foreign spies, obstructing аn оffісіаl proceeding, and mаkіng fаlѕе statements tо the FBI. She wоrkеd for bоth Hillary аnd Bill Clіntоn
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Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents
Defendant Admitted Receiving Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Benefits From Two Chinese Agents in Exchange for Internal State Department Documents
Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, pleaded guilty today to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying to law enforcement and background investigators, and hiding her extensive contacts with, and gifts from, agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in exchange for providing them with internal documents from the U.S. State Department.
The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu of the District of Columbia, Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Deputy Assistant Secretary Ricardo Colón, Domestic Operations, U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service.
The plea took place before the Honorable Randolph D. Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
“Candace Marie Claiborne traded her integrity and non-public information of the United States government in exchange for cash and other gifts from foreign agents she knew worked for the Chinese intelligence service,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “She withheld information and lied repeatedly about these contacts. Violations of the public’s trust are an affront to our citizens and to all those who honor their oaths. With this guilty plea we are one step closer to imposing justice for these dishonorable criminal acts.”
“Candace Claiborne broke the public trust when she accepted gifts and money from foreign officials, and then lied about it to State Department background investigators,” said U.S. Attorney Liu. “The United States will continue to seek to hold accountable those who abuse their positions of trust.”
“Candace Claiborne was entrusted with Top Secret information when she purposefully misled federal investigators about her repeated interactions with foreign contacts which violated her oath of office as a State Department employee,” said Assistant Director McNamara. “The FBI will continue to investigate individuals who fail to report foreign contacts, which is a key indicator of potential insider threats posed by those in positions of public trust.”
“Our close working relationship with the FBI and the Department of Justice resulted in the conviction of Candace Claiborne who violated the public trust and damaged our national security,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary Colón. “Diplomatic Security will continue working with our law enforcement partners to vigorously defend the interests and security of the United States of America.”
According to the plea documents, Claiborne, 63, began working as an Office Management Specialist for the Department of State in 1999. She served overseas at a number of posts, including embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China. As a condition of her employment, Claiborne maintained a TOP SECRET security clearance. Claiborne also was required to report any contacts with persons suspected of affiliation with a foreign intelligence agency as well as any gifts she received from foreign sources over a certain amount.
Despite such a requirement, Claiborne failed to report repeated contacts with two agents of the People’s Republic of China Intelligence Service, even though these agents provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years. The gifts and benefits included cash wired to Claiborne’s USAA account, Chinese New Year’s gifts, international travel and vacations, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment, a monthly stipend and numerous cash payments. Some of these gifts and benefits were provided directly to Claiborne, while others were provided to a close family member of Claiborne’s.
In exchange for these gifts and benefits, as stated in the plea documents, Claiborne provided copies of internal documents from the State Department on topics ranging from U.S. economic strategies to visits by dignitaries between the two countries.
Claiborne noted in her journal that she could “Generate 20k in 1 year” working with one of the PRC agents. That same agent at one point tasked her with providing internal U.S. Government analyses on a U.S.-Sino Strategic Economic Dialogue that had just concluded.
Claiborne, who confided to a co-conspirator that the PRC agents were “spies,” willfully misled State Department background investigators and FBI investigators about her contacts with those agents, the plea documents state. After the State Department and FBI investigators contacted her, Claiborne also instructed her co-conspirators to delete evidence connecting her to the PRC agents. She was arrested on March 28, 2017, following a law enforcement investigation.
Judge Moss scheduled sentencing for July 9, 2019. Claiborne, of Washington, D.C., was ordered detained pending sentencing, but will self-surrender for said detention on June 5, 2019. The statutory maximum penalty for a person convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States is five years in prison. The maximum statutory sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes. The sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court after considering the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office is leading the investigation into this matter. The case was prosecuted by Thomas A. Gillice and investigated by John L. Hill, both Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and Deputy Chief Julie A. Edelstein and Trial Attorney Evan N. Turgeon of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.
Democrat Illinois state Rep. Dianne Pappas believes that the answer to preventing abortions is that men should be castrated and charged to store their sperm.
Pappas had met with pro-life critics of the Reproductive Health Act, one of whom recounted the meeting and her statements on the Wayne Township Republican website.
“We tried to keep politics out of this equation, as we were here to represent the parish members for Pro-Life. I personally, introduced myself as a business owner, who is a licensed insurance agent. Two minutes into the discussion, she revealed her views on the topic and how we won’t be able to change her mind,” Jackie Hayden wrote.
“Her eyes connected with mine and she said, ‘You know ladies, with technology the way it is, we wouldn’t have an abortion problem if we applied a plan. Now, I’ve been told it’s a bit radical, but if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it’s time, to have the man decide he’s ready to begin a family…. well then problem is solved!’”
This is reportedly the second time that Pappas has suggested this absurd plan to pro-life constituents.
Frederick Douglass Foundation president, and speaker for the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, Babette Holder is now calling for Pappas to be formally disciplined.
“She needs to be censored,” Holder told the DuPage Policy Journal. “What she said is every bit as bad as what Rep. [Stephanie] Kifowit talked about when she spoke of brewing up a Legionnaires’ potion for then Rep. Peter Breen. There needs to be accountability when you make these kinds of statements and you’re supposed to be a public servant.”The bill that was being discussed would “prohibit the state from interfering in any way with abortions. It would erase criminal penalties for performing abortions and allow non-doctors to do them. The legislation also would repeal the partial-birth abortion ban, abortion clinic regulations and conscience protections for medical workers,” according to a report from Life News.