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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:34 pm

The greatest news must be, the recent announcement that White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer – finally - resigns. Why oh why, did this take so much time?
Mr Spicer was mocked after he hid by a hedgerow on the White House grounds to avoid reporters on the night in May that Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

Spicer reportedly steps down because he doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump's appointment of new communications director Anthony Scaramucci. According to the “fake” New York Times, Spicer "vehemently" disagreed with the appointment of Scaramucci.
Scaramucci was appointed 2 months after the previous communications director, Mike Dubke, stepped down as the official in charge of Trump’s messaging.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named as the new White House press secretary.

For the last weeks, Spicer had already withdrawn from appearances in front of the camera. His last on-camera briefing was on 20 June.
Spicer told interviewer Sean Hannity.
I just thought it was in the best interest of our communications department, of our press organisation, to not have too many cooks in the kitchen.
Without me in the way, they have a fresh start, so that I'm not lurking over them.
Anthony Scaramucci, is another Goldman Sach alumnus and contributor to Fox News.
Scaramucci in his "inexperience" made some critical remarks on Trump in an August 2015 interview. He dismissed Trump as a "hack" and "an inherited money dude" with "a big mouth": http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40690501

Scaramucci almost made it a full 11 days on the job: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony-sca ... -director/

I have found some real fake news. It must be terrible for a genius like Trump to be insulted by this endless amount of news that’s even faker than the official White House statements…
I don’t have a clue, who’d push such a ridiculous story in the spotlight.

On 1 August 2015, Pastoral counsellor Samuel Orrin Sewell, claimed that Donald Trump has an IQ of 156, which would make him one of the 0.01% of most intelligent people. This fake news was quickly taken over by Beforeitsnews.
Sewell is the same idiot, who in 2004 claimed that George Bush Jr. has an above average IQ between 125 and 130.
Sewell doesn’t base these intelligence ratings on any test or real research on Donald, but on the following.

Donald Trump graduated from the Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and anthropology.
Because a “top school like Wharton”, has high standards for admission, Sewell estimates that Trump has a minimum IQ of 156 (say what?!?): http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.nl/2015/0 ... -just.html
The cartoon light bulb that goes on over someone’s head happens to people like Mr. Trump on a regular basis. I would not be surprised if Mr Trump’s IQ actually measures significantly higher than the minimum estimate mentioned above.
I’m certainly not the first to conclude that Donald Trump has some obvious narcistic personality traits.
It gets even better when Sewell describes the “character” of Donald Duck…
Yes, Donald is always coming up with new creative ways of seeing things differently and solving problems.
Donald consistently shows a universality of concern for all people.
However, let it suffice to observe that Donald Trump is a brilliant man with a healthy personality.
The Snopes website writes the following on the “news” that Donald Trump has an IQ of 156.
Wharton’s admission requirements are irrelevant, since Trump enter Wharton as a transfer student, for which Wharton does not list SAT scores among its requirements.
Wharton’s SAT requirements are set at 1500, roughly an IQ score between 145 and 149.

Gwenda Blair, in her 2001 book “The Trumps” wrote that Trump’s grades at Fordham were just “respectable” and that he got into Wharton because of an admissions officer who had been a high school classmate of his older brother.
Wharton’s admissions team also knew that Trump was from one of the wealthiest families: http://www.snopes.com/donald-trumps-int ... -quotient/

Guess who’s obsessed with IQ? None other than Donald Trump...
In the following 2:00 video made on 19 January Donald Trump tries to convince us that he’s surrounded by very smart people.
The video ends (starting at 1:52) with Trump proclaiming “We have by far the highest IQ of any cabinet ever assembled”.

Please keep the following story, which looks almost “real”, hushed up…
Michael Flynn, who worked on Trump’s campaign, before having to resign after a total of 24 days as Trump’s National Security Advisor over his connection with Russia.
I’ll not go over Russia again. But Turkey is getting ever more interesting!!!

While Flynn worked on Trump’s campaign, he was a highly paid agent for the Turkish government, receiving $535,000 between 9 September and 14 November 2016.
Flynn has admitted this and last June filed paperwork to retroactively declare himself as a foreign agent.

CIA Director James Woolsey — who was an advisor to Flynn’s company — testified that during the campaign, Flynn attended a meeting with ministers from the Turkish government. In this meeting they discussed (illegally) kidnapping enemies of Turkish President Erdogan — including Fethullah Gülen, who survives in exile in Pennsylvania after the Turkish government accused him of masterminding the failed coup against Erdogan last summer: https://extranewsfeed.com/from-russia-w ... 027411bcc5

Flynn's consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, was lobbying for the Dutch consulting firm Inovo BV, with ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, before and immediately after the election.
Flynn’s firm secretly met with Turkish ministers in New York less than two months before the presidential election. According to Inovo’s founder, Kamil Ekim Alptekin, the meeting was with Michael Flynn himself.

On Election Day, Flynn published an article in The Hill, a newspaper serving Congress, where he called Gulen “a shady Islamic mullah” and “radical Islamist”. According to Flynn, the USA shouldn't provide "safe haven" to Gülen, whom Flynn compared to Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini.
Flynn compared Gülen’s supporters to “the Muslim Brotherhood”.

Flynn wrote: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/m ... key-235843
To professionals in the intelligence community, the stamp of terror is all over Mullah Gulen’s statements. Gulen’s vast global network has all the right markings to fit the description of a dangerous sleeper terror network. From Turkey’s point of view, Washington is harboring Turkey’s Osama bin Laden.
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:38 pm

How long will it take before the “next” will be fired to cover up this story?
Meanwhile I will try to describe what I’ve found out about Inovo.

Let’s start with the excuse of Trump and co of “we didn’t know”…
On 9 august 2016, Michael Flynn signs a contract with the “Dutch” Inovo. Flynn’s company, Flynn Intel Group, will be paid $600,000 for 3 months.
On 19 September, Flynn and Alptekin meet in New York with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Energy Minister Berat Albayrak (married to the daughter of President Erdogan). The same day, Flynn and Trump also meet the president of Egypt.
On 30 September, Flynn Intel Group registers as a lobbyist for Inovo.
On 10 October, Flynn meets in New York with Turkish leaders connected to the Turkish government, including Erdogan’s cousin, Hilal Mutlu.

On November 11, Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller, is the first to publish about the Turkish ties of Flynn.
On November 15, the Washington Post reports that Flynn didn’t tell the Trump campaign about his ties to Turkey. This was based on the first public comment from Trump’s aides, that they’re aware of the Flynn-Turkey connection.
On 18 November, Rep. Elijah Cummings, sends Vice President–elect Mike Pence a letter of warning:
Recent news reports have revealed that Lt. Gen. Flynn was receiving classified briefings during the presidential campaign while his consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, Inc., was being paid to lobby the U.S. Government on behalf of a foreign government’s interests. Lt. Gen. Flynn’s General Counsel and Principal, Robert Kelley, confirmed that they were hired by a foreign company to lobby for Turkish interests.
On 9 December 2016, 2 senators ask for a review of Flynn’s security clearance because he has been lobbying for Turkish interests.

Sometime after Trump’s inauguration, Flynn and his attorney have at least 2 conversations with White House lawyers, where Flynn is told that it’s “up to him” whether he registers as a foreign agent.
On 22 January 2017, Flynn is sworn in as national security adviser.
On 13 February, Flynn resigns - reportedly over misinforming Pence over his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
On 7 March, Flynn Intel Group retroactively registers as a foreign agent. It’s a criminal offence that he didn’t register as a “foreign agent” in the first place. I wouldn’t dare claim that Donald Trump was an accomplice to this: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... ction.html

Sally Q. Yates testified in May that she had warned the White House days after Trump took office that Flynn had been compromised by not making a full disclosure of his Kislyak contacts. Yates was fired a few days after this warning, reportedly over refusing to defend the travel ban.
On 8 May 2017, soon after Yates’ testimony, Sean Spicer confirmed that Barack Obama in November warned Donald Trump against hiring Flynn. According to Spicer, Obama only mentioned general criticisms: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... a-contacts

More information on the description by former CIA director James Woolsey about the meeting in which the kidnapping of Gulen was discussed: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/25/polit ... index.html
What I saw and heard was sort of the end of the conversation -- it's not entirely clear what transpired because of that. But it looks as if there was at least some strong suggestion by one or more of the Americans present at the meeting that we would be able, the United States would be able, through them, to be able to get hold of Gulen, the rival for Turkey's political situation.
The reason I'm being cautious about how this was worded is because I wasn't there for much of this meeting.
In an interview with the Dutch newspaper NRC in April, Alptekin understandably denied discussing the abduction of Gulen.
Alptekin claimed that he had first tried to hire Woolsey, who demanded $10 million for lobbying on behalf of Turkey. But because he found these demands too high, he switched to Michael Flynn for half a million dollar for less than 3 months (work?!).
The NRC unfortunately forgot to mention that Woolsey worked for Flynn’s company (in Dutch): https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/04/07/he ... 4-a1553744

The Dutch firm Inovo BV, was founded in 2005 by the Dutch Turk Kamil Ekim Alptekin, the chairman of the Turkish-US Business Council TAIK, of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, whose members are chosen by Turkey’s general assembly and economic minister.
About the other founder of Inovo, Ruben David Boezaart, I haven’t got anything worth mentioning.

(The Dutch) Inovo BV is a front organization for Inovo Turkije, which profits from contracts with the Turkish government.
Flynn Intel Group signed a contract with Inovo BV on 15 September. The contract requires Flynn to lobby on appropriations bills for the departments of State and Defense. Flynn’s duties also include keeping his client informed about “the transition between President Obama and President-Elect Trump”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-l-p ... 13248.html

TAIK (DEIK) was involved in organising Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Washington in March (?) 2016. Erdogan was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavusoglu, Minister of Economy Mustafa Elitas, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, President of ISPAT Arda Ermut, and Turkish Airlines CEO Ilker Ayci.
Erdogan and crooks, met President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry as well as top executive crooks of Coca-Cola, Lockheed, Dow Chemical, Boeing, Citibank, Honeywell, Baxalta, Boston Scientific, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pratt&Whitney, Baker McKenzie, General Electric, Westinghouse and Raytheon: http://www.invest.gov.tr/en-US/infocent ... anies.aspx

Alptekin denied that he had hired Flynn’s firm to do any lobbying, which contradicts Flynn Intel Group’s disclosures to the Justice Department.
Alptekin first denied being consulted about the 8 November publication, in which Gulen was compared to Osama Bin Laden, but later admitted that he had seen the draft.

Then the plot thickens...
Alptekin said Inovo had been hired by an Israeli energy company that is considering an investment in Turkey. He hired Flynn’s company after he wasn’t happy with the first company he had hired: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origina ... tekin.html
Alptekin said:
Raising money for a multibillion project of this scope necessitates improving relations between Turkey and the United States, and Gulen is obviously a big thorn. He needs to be extracted.
An American law firm representing Alptekin, says:
Inovo represented a private sector company in Israel that sought to export natural gas to Turkey, and it was for support of its consulting work for this client that Inovo engaged Flynn Intel Group, specifically to understand the tumultuous political climate at the time between the United States and Turkey so that Inovo could advise its client regarding its business opportunities and investment in Turkey.
Some reporters couldn’t figure out which Israeli energy company paid Inovo to hire Flynn...
In the interview with the NRC, Alptekin said the funds for the Flynn project came from payments from Ratio Oil Exploration, an Israeli natural gas company (and supposedly a “loan from his wife”).
An Israeli news station in March contacted Ratio Oil Exploration, but the firm said it had no relationship with Alptekin: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 ... -alptekin/

Why would an Israeli gas company bribe the US government to get rid of Gulen?
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:37 pm

It appears that the whole Michael Flynn affair is about gas (and oil?), and includes Israel, Turkey, Egypt, and Russia.

The Delek Group, run by billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva, is one of the largest companies in Israel and is the parent company of Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration.
Ratio Oil Exploration is controlled by the Landau and Rotlevy families.
On 31 March 2013, Israel’s giant Tamar natural gas field came on line, delivering its gas by a 150 kilometre pipeline to a power station in Ashdod, just south of Tel Aviv.
Houston-based Noble Energy and their Israeli partner Delek have also partnered in exploring an even larger gas field, named Leviathan (one of the 4 crown princes of hell...), which is expected to come on line in 2017.

Noble has increased their political contributions from $4,500 in 2004 to $317,000 in 2012, and paid over a million dollars a year since 2010 to US officials in the capitol.

When Israel increased its energy tax in 2010, Noble enlisted former US President Bill Clinton, to lobby the Israeli government on Noble’s behalf.
In March 2013, Obama was in Israel with his new Secretary of State, John Kerry, where they pushed for Israel and Turkey to mend ties.
Another key US operative is Mathew Bryza, Morningstar’s former deputy in the Clinton Administration, who served in the George W. Bush administration in both the National Security Council and State Department. From 2010 through 2011, Bryza sat in the oil rich Baku as the unconfirmed US Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
After leaving the State Department, Bryza joined the board of the Turkish gas company Turcas Petrol, connected to Azerbaijan’s state oil company, SOCAR. In April 2013, SOCAR was awarded a contract by the Turkish government to explore for oil and gas in Turkish waters.

The Zorlu group, one of the largest companies in Turkey, has negotiated since at least February 2013 to build a pipeline from the Israeli gas fields to Turkey.
Zorlu has interests in a variety of industries, including textiles, electronics, and real estate. Zorlu in 2016 signed a deal with the Turkish army for 6 drone aircrafts.
In 2013, Zorlu had a billion dollar stake in the Israeli economy, partnering in multiple Israeli power plants (including the Dorad station in Ashkelon): https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/28 ... -in-syria/

In December 2014, the Israeli Antitrust Authority broke up the consortium of Noble and Delek.
The decision means that the 2 energy companies had to sell their shares in either the Leviathan or Tamar field, or break up the consortium: http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-bac ... companies/

More on Kamil Ekim Alptekin, founding director of the front company Inovo BV.
Not only is Alptekin working for a giant Israeli energy company, very close to the Turkish government and well-connected in Washington DC, but there are also rumours that he could be secretly working on behalf of the Russian government.
That’s not even counting that he also has ties in the Netherlands where he grew up, before returning to Turkey (he still regularly comes to the Netherlands).

After studying law and economics at Utrecht University, he won a nine-month fellowship to work as a staffer in the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.
In a letter, former President George W. Bush, described meeting Alptekin as one of the highlights of a visit to the Netherlands.
After that, Alptekin spent a year as a staffer at the Dutch Parliament before a one-year fellowship at Interpol in Lyon, France.

In 2005, he started providing counterterrorism equipment and consulting services to the Turkish government.
In 2008, Alptekin and a partner bought a New Mexico-based aircraft manufacturer, and renamed it EA Aerospace.
In 2009, through a mutual friend, Alptekin met Iranian-American Bijan Rafiekian. Rafiekian would later become a partner at Flynn Intel Group. Rafiekian also served on the board of EA Aerospace.

On 28 June, 2016, Inovo BV signed a deal to become the sole Turkish representative of the Israeli Ratio Oil Exploration, one of three companies with the right to drill in the Leviathan gas field.
Alptekin needed someone in Washington to help him on Ratio, and on 9 August 2016, hired Rafiekian and Flynn’s firm.
Alptekin initially said that he had hired Flynn’s company solely for the Ratio deal, and paid for this himself. It’s not clear what giving Gulen more media attention has to do with Delek.
According to Turkish journalist Ilhan Tanir, it’s highly unlikely that Alptekin came up with the half a million dollars to hire Flynn’s firm himself: “Spending half a million dollars on this kind of issue doesn’t add up for a businessman. The rumor is that he’s not that wealthy of a man”.

There is also a discrepancy between Flynn’s federal filings, about the return of $80,000 of the initial $530,000 fee. Flynn described this as a consultancy fee, while Alptekin described it as a refund for unfulfilled lobbying work.

Alptekin, as a guest on CNN’s Turkish edition, called Trump’s victory in the presidential election a triumph for Turkey and boasted about the Flynn article (to give Gulen more media attention).
Alptekin has repeatedly met Erdogan since 2002. In late April 2017, they shook hands at an Atlantic Council forum in Istanbul: https://www.buzzfeed.com/borzoudaragahi ... .pxJkrZE2X

The following picture shows Alptekin (centre) wearing a Ratio Oil Exploration badge, on the left Namik Tan of Ratio (former Turkish ambassador to Israel and the US), and right Aron Liel (former Israeli envoy to Turkey). This was at the Israel Energy and Business Convention in November 2016.

I don’t believe at all that Fethullah Gulen is the enemy of Erdogan (even the state media admit he was Erdogan’s ally until 2013). I think that Gulen is an example of controlled opposition.
Being declared the most important “enemy” of Erdogan and comparing him to Osama Bin Laden (a comparison that I agree with...) and Ayatollah Khomeini gives him the credibility he doesn’t deserve.

See for example, the following article from Gulen’s website, where he declares that only a “state” can “declare war”. If I follow this type of reasoning, Gulen implies that Muslims have to bow down to the government (even if it violates our human rights): http://fgulen.com/en/fethullah-gulens-w ... st-attacks
The rules of Islam are clear. Individuals cannot declare war. A group or an organization cannot declare war. War is declared by the state. War cannot be declared without a president or an army first saying that there is a war. Otherwise, it is an act of terror. In such a case war is entered into by gathering around oneself, forgive my language, a few bandits.
And let’s not forget about Michael Flynn, here he is with Vladimir Putin.
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:07 pm

Nobody would pay Michael Flynn half a million dollar for a single article to boost the credibility of Fethullah Gulen. Why would a Dutch Turk pay half a million dollar for high politicians in the USA to influence Turkish government on behalf of an Israeli energy company? It doesn’t look like the USA has much influence in Turkey.
On the other hand Kamil Ekim Alptekin is also well-connected in the Netherlands, the biggest foreign investor in Turkey, while every year tens of thousands of (Dutch) Turks migrate between Turkey and the Netherlands and back.
Then there’s the article in the highly respected Dutch newspaper NRC, which published an interview with Alptekin, without a single critical note. Alptekin is apparently a pathological liar, who contradicts himself over and over again.

It looks like we have an affair that involves: Turkey, Israel, Russia, the USA, Michael Flynn and James Woolsey. This sounds a lot like Syria: http://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop ... =31&t=1071

Robert James "Jim" Woolsey Jr. (born 1941) is another lawyer and former Director of the CIA (1993 – 1995). Woolsey studied at the world famous Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship, and later at Yale Law School.
Woolsey was involved in treaty negotiations, START and NST, with the Soviet Union from 1983 to 1986. He worked as a professional lawyer for the Shea & Gardner law firm, as Associate (1973–77) and partner (1979–89, 1991–93).
Woolsey is also Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton for Global Strategic Security (since 2002).
He is also a Patron of the British “think tank” Henry Jackson Society and a member of PNAC.
In July 2011, Woolsey and Robert McFarlane founded the United States Energy Security Council and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Fuel Freedom Foundation (FFF - 666).
In September 2016, Woolsey became a senior adviser to Donald Trump, he resigned on 5 January 2017: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._James_Woolsey_Jr.

Strangely missing from his Wikipedia page is that James Woolsey is also an investor in Genie Energy and sits on its Strategic Advisory Board, while it’s also sadly ignored that he was an advisor for Flynn Intel Group…
Other investors on Genie’s Strategic Advisory Board of Genie are: Baron Jacob Rothschild, Dick Cheney, and Rupert Murdoch.

Australian born media mogul Murdoch owns the FOX Broadcasting Company and was (also) schooled at Oxford. He has been friends with Baron Jacob Rothschild since the 1960s. Rothschild served as deputy chairman of Murdoch's BSkyB Corporation from 2003 to 2007.
Murdoch jointly with Rothschild invested in a 5.5% stake in Genie, which conducts shale gas and oil exploration in amongst others Colorado and the occupied Golan Heights.
According to Forbes, Murdoch is the 96th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $13.1 billion.
In June 2016, Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his golf course in Scotland.

In 2015, Ira Greenstein donated $10,000 to Trump’s campaign. Greenstein was Genie’s President from 15 December 2011 to 3 May 2017.
John Sweeney conducted interviews to choose applicants for the Trump administration with 3 transition team members: Ira Greenstein (president of Genie Energy Ltd.), Anthony Scaramucci (Goldman Sachs alumnus), and Martin Silverstein (US ambassador to Uruguay under President George Bush Jr.).
Democrats have also sat on the Strategic Advisory Board of Genie, like Shelley Berkley: https://animeright.news/zanting/genie-e ... nistration

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

Michael Anton launched his career as a speechwriter and press secretary for New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, before joining Bush’s White House in 2001, and becoming a speechwriter for Rupert Murdoch at News Corp.
Anton then moved into the financial sector, first as director of communications for Citigroup, then as a managing director at the BlackRock investment firm. BlackRock was founded in 1988 by Jacob Rothschild’s investment firm the Blackstone Group. According to the state media, from 1994 on BlackRock is independent from its parent company Blackstone.

Now we finally reach why Genie is important.
Since 2013, the Netanyahu government has granted exclusive oil and gas exploration rights to the oil company Afek Energy in a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights (illegally occupied by Israel since 1967).

Genie Oil & Gas has 2 main subsidiaries:
- Afek Oil & Gas, operates in Israel and is currently drilling in the Golan Heights.
- American Shale Oil, is a joint project with the French Total SA, and operates in Colorado’s Green River Formation.
Afek’s director is former Israeli Housing Minister Effie Eitam.

Then there’s K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser (first under Michael Flynn), before being “promoted” to US ambassador to Singapore, which was (finally) confirmed on 20 July 2017.
McFarland was an aide to Henry Kissinger during the Nixon administration on the National Security Council from 1970 to 1976.
It appears that the whole war on Syria, from all sides (Israel, USA, Russia and Turkey) is mostly about the oil interests of Genie Energy: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2016/05/07/go ... l-project/

In July 2011, oil shale was also found in the Israeli Shfela valley, and the Israeli Energy Initiative (IEI) (also a subsidiary of Genie Energy) was granted the drilling rights.
Royal Dutch Shell has developed the technology for the shale oil industry.
IEI has “enlisted” some of the top people in the global oil industry including Dick Cheney (who’s on the Strategic Advisory Board of its parent company Genie) to exploit shale oil from the Shfela Basin. The most important person is Harold Vinegar, Shell Oil’s chief scientist, who revolutionised the shale oil industry: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/21/281848/
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:22 pm

The value of all the revenues from the Leviathan field is estimated at $100-150 billion (at current prices).

It looks like the whole Genie Energy affair is a media hype, at least the part about Afek, the Golan Heights, and Syria. The shale oil extraction method (fracking) is not proven technology. The Genie Strategic Advisory Board with Rothschild, Cheney and Murdoch and the connection to Donald Trump is certainly interesting …
Afek is an anagram for “fake”; it could even be an inside joke that “Afek Energy” stands for “Fake energy”.
For example the oil shale powered plant at Mishor Rotem started operating in 1978. The plant was closed in 2011, mainly because it made negligible profits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_shale_in_Israel
In July 2011, Israel Energy Initiatives, a subsidiary of Genie Energy, received a one-year extension of its three year exclusive license to explore oil shale resources on 238 square kilometres (92 sq mi) in Israel's Shfela region.[12][13] The project is suspended. In May 2011, the Russian energy company Inter RAO announced that it had received a license to develop oil shale resources in the Negev desert. The company was said to be planning an oil extraction plant and a 150 MW oil shale-fired power plant.[14][15][16] The license ended on 9 April 2012 and was not renewed.
It looks like shale oil is not a multibillion dollar business. It’s interesting to figure out what is happening on the Strategic Advisory Board of Genie Energy, even more because it’s not about shale oil:
https://genieoilgas.com/about-us/strate ... ory-board/
Another interesting name on its Strategic Advisory Board is former Louisiana Senator (1996 to 2014) Mary Landrieu.
When Mary Landrieu was a Senator, she was actively promoting the interests of 2 American oil and gas companies operating in Israel. These same firms, Noble and Genie, donated campaign money to Landrieu.

Genie Energy, under the nose of the valley’s local inhabitants, clandestinely set up its rigs, at times even masking as “water drillers” when questioned by local residents. Water looks like a more important objective than shale oil...

In 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry held $1 million of Noble’s stock.
In October 2011, shortly after the large gas find, Landrieu organized and led the first-ever official US Energy Mission to Israel. Six months later, Landrieu hosted Israeli officials, academics, and business people in Louisiana.
After another 4 months, Landrieu travelled to Israel again with the second US Energy Mission. This trip included Noble executives and US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro. After a tour of one of the Noble’s offshore rigs, she met leading Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Two weeks after Landrieu and crooks visited Israel, Noble hired Louisiana lobbying firm Sabiston Consultants. Norma Jane Sabiston, the firm’s founder and owner, is Landrieu’s long-time friend and former Chief of Staff in the Senate.

Four months after Landrieu lost her seat as Louisiana Senator, she was hired by Washington legal and lobbying firm Van Ness Feldman. Landrieu’s first client was Noble Energy and in September 2015 she joined the Strategic Advisory Board of Genie Energy: https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/02/01/r ... as-bonanza

What to do when a company is forced to get out of a lucrative deal, like the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields, because of “monopoly rules”?
Noble Energy sold a 3% stake of Tamar in 2016.
Delek must sell its entire 31.25% stake in Tamar. As a first step in this process, Delek Drilling set up a new company, Tamar Petroleum, which will buy a 9.25% stake in the Tamar field with $650 million and list on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Tamar Petroleum is expected to raise more than $500 million in its IPO.
The J.P. Morgan and HSBC banks are handling the public offering of Tamar Petroleum: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/22/reuters ... stake.html

While the Delek Group has created another company for its stake in the Tamar gas field, 2 other parts of the company - Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration – will merge into a “new entity” that would have a market value of around $4.4 billion (they’re already part of the same Delek Group).
In November 2016, Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration have signed commitment letters, for a loan between $1.5 and $1.75 billion for the A1 development phase of the Leviathan field. The loans are provided by a consortium of 20 financial institutions, headed by HSBC and J.P. Morgan Chase. The weighted average interest rate on the loans is 5.5% annually. The interest cost on these loans is estimated at $250-300 million over the life of the loans.
The first gas sales are expected for the end of 2019: http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/ ... -Firm.html

In another deal, going back to 2012, all the Leviathan partners - Noble, Delek and Ratio Oil Exploration- have sold to Woodside. Noble Energy received cash payments of $464 million.
Citigroup Global Markets Ltd and HSBC advised Noble Energy on the transaction: http://investors.nblenergy.com/released ... eid=724359

Texas-based Noble Energy, owns 39.7% of the Leviathan field; Yitzhak Tshuva’s Delek Group holds 45.4%; and Ratio Oil Exploration, which is controlled by the Landau and Rotlevy families, holds 15%.
A government analysis estimates the field at 500 billion cubic meters of gas, while the partners estimate it at 620 BCM (a difference of almost 25%).

In December 2016, Ratio signed an agreement for a $400 million loan from HSBC and BNP Paribas. In addition, Ratio issued a series of bonds to raise $160 million to serve as its own equity for the project, and has raised $250 million.

Noble will finance its $1.5 billion contribution to phase one with cash flows from the Tamar gas field, as well as proceeds from the east Mediterranean portfolio. This includes the sale of 7.5% of the Tamar field.

The biggest customer for the gas from Leviathan is expected to be Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). In September 2016, a contract was signed with NEPCO for 45 BCM over 15 years for $10 billion.
The Leviathan partners have also signed contracts with Israeli customers.
At later stages, Leviathan is planned to link up with the neighbouring Cypriot gas field, Aphrodite, in which Noble, Delek Drilling and Avner also have stakes.

There are also oil reserves in Leviathan, estimated at 560 million barrels: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.774036

After 2019, it is planned to also sell gas to other customers in the Mediterranean basin. The 2 main possibilities are: 1) business customers in Turkey, which now import most of its natural gas from Iran and Russia, and 2) international energy companies like BG and Royal Dutch Shell that have natural gas liquefaction plants in Egypt and could ship Israeli gas to Europe in tankers.
In June 2014, it was announced that the Leviathan partners signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with BG Group (BG), which confirmed their intention of conducting negotiations on an agreement for the sale of natural gas to BG's liquefaction plant in Idku in Egypt.
The deal is worth $30 billion: http://adam.curry.com/art/1404080892_hFcyNqan.html

When I read about these multibillions loans, mergers and IPO’s, this looks like a great chance for money laundering. Not in the least since the giant money laundering bank HSBC is involved: http://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop ... =150#p3789
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:12 pm

The trail goes from Turkey to Israel, to the Mafia, back to Turkey, then to Russia, and back to Donald Trump again...

In 2011, construction company Globus and Ratio were in business together. Then their relationship went sour, and they accused each other of blackmail using organized crime kingpins.
Globus owner Shlomi Shukrun, who had invested in Ratio, claims that the arbitration agreement with Ratio was conducted amid threats from crime kingpin Meir Abergil.
Yigal Landau, CEO of Ratio Oil Exploration, claims that Shukrun hired Yehezkel of the Georgian mob to extort him and his family.

Globus and Ratio hired Asaf Bram, to lead the arbitration to solve their dispute.
In eight months they reached an arbitration agreement. The agreement stipulated that the sums involved would be limited to 6 million NIS. With the sudden rise of Ratio’s share price, Shukrun felt he had been fooled.
Shukrun filed a law suit to overturn the arbitration agreement, after which the police started an investigation into the affair. Globus claims that Asaf Bram had treated the parties unequally and blocked them from proving their claims.
Ratio called the suit part of a multi-year extortion attempt.
In legal documents, a series of threats are alleged by Abergil, Yehezkel and Aharon Avitan (brother of the deceased crime boss and convicted murderer Herzl Avitan), as well as Shalom Domrani, head of the biggest crime organization in southern Israel.

Abergil and his brother were in an Israeli prison awaiting extradition to the USA to face a 32-count federal indictment: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/bu ... n-1.318976

The Ukraine-born Dmitri “David” Zaikin, left the Soviet Union in 1990. He subsequently became a Canadian citizen and now lives in London.
In the 2000s, Zaikin worked for a real estate agency in Toronto, Canada, where he promoted sales in the Trump International Hotel and Tower. He marketed properties to Russian buyers.
Zaikin was also close with the Russian woman Elena A. Baronoff, who was called “Trump’s Russian hand’’.

Zaikin helped the governor of the western Siberian province of Kurgan, who reported to Putin, attract Western investors for energy exploration and infrastructure.
Zaikin and several colleagues from the Siberian Energy Group became directors or shareholders of a mining company called RAM Resources, later named First Iron Group. First Iron’s board included the deputy chairman of Russian state bank VEB, who had been Putin’s deputy chief of staff.

After working in residential real estate and the Russian energy sector, Zaikin became an adviser to the ruling parties in Turkey, Albania and Macedonia. He helped them to set up lobbying in the United States. Zaikin facilitated deals for the Macedonian political party VMRO-DPMNE.
A consulting firm that Zaikin and Geoffrey Cowley started, advertised Zaikin as having “a network of contacts with senior executives and top government officials and Presidents in Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Ethiopia, Albania, Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, [and] Romania”.

Around the time Zaikin was getting more involved in Eastern European and American politics, he and his wife repeatedly met with Elena Baronoff, who worked with the Trump Organisation to sell condos in Florida. Starting in 2004, Baronoff was Trump’s on-site director of customer relations for the Trump Grande near Miami.
Baronoff fell ill while travelling to Turkey in 2014 and was diagnosed with leukaemia. She died in 2015.
Two years before she died, Baronoff worked on a $28 million Manhattan real estate deal with Turkish President Erdogan’s son and son-in-law, according to hacked emails published by WikiLeaks: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/2 ... ent-239974

In 2008, Zaikin made a deal with an ex-KGB oligarch involved in the state oil company Gazprom. Zaikin’s company “sold” the oligarch a 2.5% stake in its subsidiary, KNG, at a suspicious low price. The shares were sold at a price that would value KNG at a total of $400, while less than two years earlier it had been bought for $2.7 million.

In 2006, Alptekin bought a stake in the New Mexico jet manufacturer Eclipse Aviation. In September 2008, Eclipse announced plans to build a $205 million factory in Russia financed by Russian state bank Vnesheconombank, whose board was chaired by Putin (then Prime Minister).
Alptekin and his partners planned to buy out the company with financing from the Putin-chaired bank, after this had been approved (by Putin) the deal fell through. Instead Alptekin and partners bought the company’s assets for $40 million and renamed it to Eclipse Aerospace. Later it declared assets of almost $1.1 billion.

Starting around 2015, Zaikin helped pro-Turkish groups to lobby in the USA. Zaikin asked John Moreira to help set up the Turkish Heritage Organization and another non-profit called the Turkish Institute for Progress.
WikiLeaks published emails, showing that the Turkish Heritage Organization reported to Erdogan’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak and other Turkish officials about lobbying in Washington.
Alptekin acknowledged that he has attended events and met with leaders of the Turkish Heritage Organization: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/2 ... sia-237550

Elena Baronoff was a former Russian Spy. She had originally come to USA as a “Cultural Attaché in Public Diplomacy for the Russian Government”, a title used in the 1980’s by Russian spies that infiltrated business circles.
Her job was to introduce Russians from all over the world to the Trump organization — to help them launder their money by buying real estate.
Reuters Reported that many people involved in Putin’s government bought real estate in Sunny Isles, but didn’t report them, to hide these money laundering activities.

Three buyers of real estate were accused in federal indictments of belonging to a Russian-American organised crime group and working for a major international crime boss based in Russia. One of them was even arrested for running a gambling and money laundering ring in the Trump tower in Manhattan: http://ania.com/2017/05/19/exclusive-fe ... der-money/

See, Donald Jr. with the pink tie, Michael Dezer, who worked on Trump projects, in the blue sweater, Ivanka, Eric Trump with the blue tie, and Elena Baronoff on the far right.

Why would the “independent” Wikipedia delete the page on the well-connected Dutch Turkish lawyer Kamil Ekim Alptekin?
Here is the archived page: http://deletionpedia.org/en/Kamil_Ekim_Alptekin
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:40 pm

Maybe I should have paid more attention to another business deal of Ekim Alptekin – Eclipse.
The trail leads (again) to Russia and Turkey, but also to Roel Pieper from the Netherlands.

In 1998, ex-Microsoft manager Vern Raburn, established Eclipse Aviation, with the so-called “richest man in the world” Bill Gates as its majority shareholder. The company’s main product was the Eclipse-500 jets that were produced in New Mexico.

In 2004, Roel Pieper from The Netherlands and Daniil Kazhdan (a.k.a. Daniel Bolotin) from Russia established European Technology and Investment Research Centers (ETIRC) in Europe. Pieper was the president of all of the ETIRCs outside Russia (in Russia, Kazhdan was its president).
In 2005, ETIRK Holding Rus and Daniil Kazhdan as a private person established Joint Stock Company “STK Razvitie”. This company still exists; some of its customers are giants like: Gazprom, Transneft, Bank of Moscow, Alfa-bank, Rostelecom, Russian Railways, Mosenergo, and Rosneft.

On 3 March 2005, it was reported that VneshEconomBank (VEB) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Eclipse Aviation Eastern Europe (Luxembourg) and Eclipse Aviation Rus (Russia), that VEB would invest in production in Russia.
Then Pieper, as ETIRC’s president, announced the intention to start Eclipse-500 production in Ulyanovsk on Aviastar aircraft factory. This factory was a partner of Volga-Dnepr, from whom Lt. Gen. Flynn later received his “first” $11,250.
On 15 June 2005, an interview with Kazhdan was published:
As for now, we have received orders for 100 Eclipses from prominent businessmen. And what’s important, they pay in advance.
With an advertised price for a jet of $1.3 million, this makes a total of prepayments of $130 million. It’s not clear where this money has gone, before it was bankrupted, or why the company would need to borrow more money to continue.
Then on 1 November 2005, RBC Daily announced that Pieper and Kazhdan had decided to make planes in Voronezh, Russia (instead of Ulyanovsk) through Voronezh joint-stock aircraft society. If I understand correctly, ETIRC wasn’t involved in making any aircraft, but was only selling the Eclipse-500 in Eastern Europe…

On 9 May 2006, a Turkish newspaper reported that ETIRC was now owned by Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin (which wasn’t a shareholder in Eclipse Aviation yet). In December 2007, Russian Sviaz-bank lent $150 million to ETRIC Aviation, Pieper-Kazhdan’s company that was now co-owned by Alptekin. This “loan” was never paid back.
If I understand correctly, with this “loan” Alptekin bought ETRIC…
In May 2007, ETIRC formed a joint venture with the Turkish Atasay company, which ordered 120 Eclipse model 500 jets with an option for 60 more.
ETIRC, along with Martilio Holdings Limited, reportedly owned nearly 70% of Eclipse at that time.

In January 2008, Eclipse Aviation received an offer from ETIRC Aviation to purchase its share for more than $100 million, with the financial assistance from Sviaz-bank.
On 14 January 2008, US Company Eclipse Aviation made an official statement that Pieper would replace Vern Raburn as CEO of Eclipse:
it will expand its partnership with European Technology and Investment Research Center (ETIRC) Aviation. The agreement between the two companies includes an equity investment by ETIRC in Eclipse that is substantially in excess of $100 million. […] Upon completion of the equity investment, ETIRC will be the single largest shareholder of Eclipse Aviation. ETIRC CEO Roel Pieper has been elected non-executive Chairman of Eclipse Aviation.
In June 2008, Pieper announced that overall costs of the aircraft project would be $300 million; $100 million would be borrowed from VEB by ETIRC Aviation. It had already received $150 million from Sviaz-bank, in addition to the advance payments for orders of the Eclipse 500.
In September 2008, VEB stated they were willing to invest $330 million in a manufacturing and sales facility for Eclipse-500 jets in Ulyanovsk. Then the “global financial crisis” erupted, in September 2008, and VEB quit the deal.
In September 2008, none other than Vladimir Putin was pictured with an Eclipse-500 jet.

On 15 October 2008, the Russian Central Investigation Department (GSU) filed a criminal case against the Sviaz-bank, based on an investigation by the Russian Central bank, which showed that the $150 million lent to ETIRC for the Eclipse deal, was not repaid. Without any suspect, and the loan was written off the bank’s balance sheet.

Then in the autumn of 2008, Pieper and partners suddenly filed for bankruptcy on behalf of Eclipse Aviation. In January 2009, the bankruptcy court allowed company’s assets to be sold.
Later in 2009, a group of investors, including Ekim Alptekin (who was already involved in Eclipse since January 2008), bought Eclipse Aviation to create the Turkish company EA Aerospace.
Strangely the LinkedIn page of Alptekin claims he was president of EA Aerospace since 2008: https://tr.linkedin.com/in/k-ekim-alptekin-6b80034
The original ETIRC Company filed for bankruptcy in 2013.

More on Michael Flynn being bribed from Russia…
Since August 2015, Mike Flynn started earning a monthly salary of $11,250, but this was paid creatively.
In August 2015, the $11,250 was received from a Russian charter cargo airline - Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
In September 2015, the payment of $11,250 came from - Kaspersky Government Security Solutions Inc., a US subsidiary of the Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, affiliated with the FSB of Russia.
Flynn received his monthly $11,250 in October, November and December 2015 (a total of $33,750) for an interview with the Russian propaganda TV channel RT (a.k.a. Russia Today), where he was photographed with Putin.

A lot of websites with stories on this topic claim to know where the more than half a million dollar paid to Flynn Intel Group ultimately came from, but I’m still not sure…
The last payment of $145,000 was transferred to Flynn’s company on 14 November 2016, when Trump was already elected as President. Flynn filed a termination report for the contract with Inovo BV with 16 November 2016 as the termination date. The following day, November 17, he was named National Security Advisor to President-elect Donald Trump: http://english.gordonua.com/news/ukrain ... 87464.html

It looks like the whole “bankruptcy” of Eclipse Aviation was a fraud, pocketing the hundreds of millions of dollars in “loans” and advance payments for the Eclipse-500. Where did this money go?
It’s also not clear why the Sviaz-bank lent $150 million, but then the renamed company Eclipse Aerospace could be bought for a mere $100 million, and why VEB would lend another $100 million for this deal. It looks like the “bankrupted” company had more than this in assets…
Most stories on the internet claim that the bankrupt company was bought for only $40 million…
Alptekin said that after the bank that supported Eclipse went bankrupt (Sviaz was “saved” by VEB…), he then bought the company that was worth $1.5 billion for only $100 million: https://aerospaceblog.wordpress.com/201 ... in-turkey/

There is still a lot more on the business ties of Ekim Alptekin.
For now I will only add something on his partner in crime Roel Pieper, who around the year 2000 in the Netherlands was famously known as a successful entrepreneur.

In 1993, Roel Pieper became the CEO of Ungermann-Bass, which was tied to Tandem. Roel renamed the company UB Networks while it was a subsidiary of Tandem Computers. In 1997, Tandem was sold to Compaq, and Pieper became a member of the executive board of Compaq.
Pieper returned to the Netherlands in 1998, where he was seen as the new CEO for the Dutch electronics giant Philips, but in May 1999 he quit.
In 1998, together with former Minister for economy Hans Wijers, Pieper set up Twinning, with 90 million guilders in subsidy from the Dutch government, to funnel money to starting entrepreneurs. The project was a complete failure, and the government sold Twinning to a group of private investors.
In November 2000, Pieper became Chairman of the Board of the Belgian Lernout & Hauspie, which specialised in speech recognition technology. Pieper’s “contribution” was to help the Belgian authorities to bring formal charges against the founders of the company Jo Lernout and Pol Hauspie for financial fraud.
In 2003, Pieper started a new venture involving Very Light Jets (VLJ), in cooperation with Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Eclipse Aviation Corporation.
On 7 April 2009, following the Chapter 7 filing of Eclipse Aviation, ETIRC BV in the Netherlands also declared bankruptcy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roel_Pieper

The story from the “independent” Wikipedia on Roel Pieper is surprisingly positive, because just about everything Pieper did in business was a complete failure.
The English page on Pieper looks like a direct translation of the Dutch page, from which strangely all “References” have been deleted, see the archived Dutch page: http://archive.is/6gA9I

Even more interesting than Roel Pieper, is former Minister Hans Wijers (1994-1998), with whom he participated in Twinning.
From 1999-2002 Wijers was corporate director to the Boston Consulting Group.
In 2002, Wijers became corporate director of the giant Dutch AkzoNobel company, and from 2003 to 2012 was its CEO.
Wijers also occupied numerous seats on supervisory boards in the business world and international non-governmental organizations, including Royal Dutch Shell, Heineken, GlaxoSmithKline, and the WWF: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Wijers
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:01 pm

I’m really amazed; there´s no end on the connections of this Dutch Turkish lawyer Ekim Alptekin. By his membership to the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) since 2013, there are direct links to George Soros and the Dutch Royal family.
Alptekin is also an ambassador to the Nowruz Commission of his business associate Rafiekian, which (again) leads to James Woolsey, Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak (who has left the USA by now), and its chairman Kazeminy who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth and is a Knight of Malta.
There are even rumours that Alptekin will be the successor of the current Turkish economy minister Nihat Zeybekci...

I will mention some highlights on Rothschild agent George Soros, who has publicly supported Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, while publicly warning against Donald Trump.
Soros was involved with Trump in a bankruptcy fraud with the General Motors building in New York.
Soros (together with Goldman Sachs and Peter Thiel) funded the Cadre investment firm of Jared Kushner (son-in-law and senior advisor to President Trump). The family office of George Soros financed Cadre with $250 million in early 2015. Kushner resigned from Cadre's board, assigned his voting rights and “reduced his ownership”.
Kushner “forgot” to disclose that he is indebted for more than 1 billion dollar from 20 investors, including Blackstone Group, Bank of America, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.
According to Kushner’s lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, Jared’s actions are “very normal” and Kushner’s stake in Cadre was disclosed, under the umbrella of BFPS Ventures LLC:
https://www.businessinsider.nl/jared-ku ... =true&r=US

Alptekin´s family came to the Netherlands after the 1980 coup in Turkey, when Ekim was four.
Ekim’s father, Sevinc Alptekin, was a member of the Turkish Workers Party of Dogu Perincek. Ekim’s uncle, another lawyer named Sami Alptekin, was a friend of the 7 student members of Perincek’s party that were killed by the Grey Wolves in 1978 (the Bahcelievler massacre).
In 2008, prosecutors ordered Perincek’s arrest on the accusation of planning a coup. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was prime minister at that time, and both his AKP and Gulen supported the prosecution of Perincek.

In 2007, Ekim Alptekin married journalist Asli Aydintasbas (they divorced after only a year). They had 2 interesting witnesses at their wedding.
1) Hilmi Güler, energy minister of the AKP, was the architect of the gold-for-oil deal between Iran and Turkey. The Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab bribed 4 AKP ministers, including Erdogan Bayraktar of the Ministry for Housing, a close associate of Alptekin. At this moment Zarrab stands trial in New York on for evading the boycott against Iran.
2) Saban Disli, AKP parliamentarian. In 2008, it became public knowledge that Disli received a million dollar from businessman Mehmet Karasu to change the zoning plan on a green area. Karasu has also been a project adviser to Alptekin’s EA group.

Türgen is headed by Hilal Mutlu, a cousin of Erdogan. In October 2016, Mutlu spoke with Michael Flynn. Türgen is the American branch of two Turkish organisations affiliated with the AKP:
- Türgev, of Erdogan’s son Bilal, which received a donation from Reza Zarrab.
- Ensar, an AKP affiliated educational institution, which was involved in a scandal last about sexual child abuse on one of its schools.

Even before last year’s (false flag?) coup attempt in Turkey, Erdogan had blacklisted George Soros. Until about 5 years ago, Erdogan had no bad feelings about Soros. But then suddenly Soros was publicly named an opponent of the AKP.
In 2013, a report on media freedom of the Soros founded Center for American Progress (CAP) was co-financed by Tuskon, the “Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists” of the Gülen movement.

The ECFR was cofounded in 2007 by Mabel Wisse Smit (still one of its presidents), sister-in-law of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, and was financed by George Soros (who’s also a prominent “member”). Since the 1990s Mabel has worked for the Open Society Foundation of Soros. Prince Constantijn, brother of Willem-Alexander, is also a member of the ECFR.
So Ekim Alptekin is not only affiliated with Soros, but with the Dutch Royal family as well.
In a strange twist Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, is also a member of the ECFR of Soros...

Alptekin’s ex-wife Aydintasbas is a senior policy fellow at the ECFR, while another ECFR member, Marietje Schaake, co-founded Alptekin’s Inovo BV.
According to Schaake, Inovo was founded to assist companies to make “investments” in Turkey (like bribing American politicians?). Since 2009, Schaake is in the European Parliament for the D66 party. Earlier she was an intern at the International Crime Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, which was dominated by George Soros...
Schaake is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Non-profit “Humanity in action” where Alptekin was a senior fellow: http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/01/the-l ... ic-client/

Alptekin first met the Iranian American Bijan Rafiekian (a.k.a. Bijan Kian), when he was a director of the Export-Import bank board (2006-2011). In November 2011, Rafiekian became vice chairman of Alptekin’s Istanbul-based aviation company EA Havacilik. It was Rafiekian who introduced Alptekin to Michael Flynn and led most of Flynn Intel Group’s lobbying for Alptekin.
After Flynn Intel Group ceased operations after Trump’s election, Flynn and Rafiekian joined the president-elect’s transition team. Rafiekian was “deputy lead” assigned to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Flynn and Rafiekian co-authored a 2015 op-ed about ISIS militants, and attended galas by the Nowruz Commission, a non-profit run by Rafiekian and his wife. Alptekin became a board director of Nowruz in 2011.
The November 2016 article on Turkey and Gulen, which was published under Michael Flynn’s name, was written by Rafiekian. Freelance editor Hank Cox fine-tuned the article. Cox later said he was “baffled” to learn that the article had appeared under Flynn’s name: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/bijan ... m-alptekin

In January 2010, Bijan R. Rafiekian, Erlan Idrissov (former Minister of Kazakhstan and the current Ambassador in the UK) and Mr. Nasser J. Kazeminy founded the Nowruz Commission. Kazeminy is the Chairman of the board of Nowruz.
Kazeminy was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1995 and in 2002 the American Legend Award. Kazeminy was inducted into The Order of St. John by Queen Elizabeth II. Kazeminy became a Knight of Malta in 2006.

The most prominent project of Nowruz, is the annual gala, which raises money for a handful of international humanitarian organisations.
In photographs and videos of the annual fundraising dinner, Flynn can repeatedly be seen, often nearby Rafiekian. See from left to right: Gissou and Bijan Rafiekian, and Lori and Michael T. Flynn.

Flynn and Rafiekian were familiar at least a year and a half before they founded the Flynn Intel Group in the fall of 2014.
Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, who has mingled with some of the people in Trump’s team, is another notable Nowruz ambassador. See President Donald J. Trump entertaining Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak on the right: http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05 ... 00-c85.jpg

Another Nowruz ambassador is Nancye Miller, who was a spokesperson for former CIA director James Woolsey (advisor to Flynn Intel Group); if I understand correctly Nancye Miller “Woolsey” is now his wife: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nowruz- ... m-alptekin

See from left to right Bijan Rafiekian, Robert Kelley, Ekim Alptekin, Mrs. Safai, Gissou Rafiekian, and Bijan Ganji from Nowruz.

Ekim Alptekin has repeatedly been exposed for telling blatant lies.
Alptekin has defended the ridiculous claim that he paid Flynn’s and Rafiekian’s company half a million dollars from his own pockets, by pointing out that in 2012 his company Global Eclipse made a $5,000 donation to Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.
According to Alptekin, this shows that paying politicians to improve the name of Turkey is in his nature. Never mind that this wasn’t a personal payment (the highly respected Dutch newspaper NRC wasn’t even able to find a single error in Alptekin´s story)…

Schmidt got a “mean” reputation for denying the Armenian genocide. During the 2009 campaign Armenian American David Krikorian accused her for taking "blood money" from the Turkish government to oppose a 2007 congressional resolution on the Armenian genocide.
Schmidt in turn sued Krikorian for $6.8 million in a defamation lawsuit, with legal expenses paid for by the Turkish American Legal Defense Fund.
David Krikorian then filed a complaint with the House ethics committee that ordered Schmidt to repay more than $400,000 in legal fees. According to the ethics committee, the Turkish coalition’s offer to pay her legal bills was an improper gift (a violation of House rules): http://asbarez.com/102942/company-with- ... midt-fund/

Here’s the complaint of Krikorian with more information on the legal dispute with Schmidt: https://www.fec.gov/files/legal/murs/current/119078.pdf

In one of those strange twists, Jean Schmidt is involved with the Gulen Institute, see the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_-lGk_HRzQ
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:46 pm

I don’t have much on our wonderful Dutch Turk Ekim Alptekin in this post. The Nowruz Commission trail again leads to Michael Flynn, Israel, Britain, and the recently fired Steve Bannon...

According to financial disclosure forms released in March, Mike Flynn earned between $1.37 and $1.47 million in 2016, most of it from the Flynn Intel Group (FIG).
Flynn also joined the board of the little-known GreenZone Systems. GreenZone was run by Bijan Kian (a.k.a. Rafiekian), cofounder of the Nowruz Commission.
Nasser Kazeminy, cofounder and Chairman of Nowruz, also hired Flynn as an advisor.
Flynn and Kian found a third partner in Philip Oakley, who hired Flynn in 2015 as an advisor and paid him $90,000 for 11 months.

Flynn Intel Group’s general counsel, lawyer Robert Kelley, is listed as secretary general of Nowruz. Kelley filed a lobbying disclosure on behalf of FIG, listing Inovo BV as its client.
Months later, in March, Flynn and Kian filed additional disclosures under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Among Flynn’s other clients were Palo Alto Networks and software giant Adobe.
Flynn also joined the advisory board of OSY Technologies, part of the NSO Group, a cyber weapons dealer founded by former Israeli intelligence officials. Flynn also consulted for Francisco Partners, an American private equity firm that controls NSO. According to Steve Eisner, general counsel of Francisco Partners, Flynn had served the company in a relatively limited advisory role.
Eisner said that Flynn was paid a little more than $40,000 by OSY and less than $100,000 by Francisco: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/us/p ... ml?mcubz=0

Flynn became vice chairman of GreenZone Systems, headed by Bijan Kian, and funded by the Minneapolis-based NJK Holding Corporation. NJK is led by Nasser Kazeminy.
Flynn was forced to disclose that he received $140,000 from NJK. NJK said Flynn “played an advisory role to NJK Holding relative to its investment interests in security”.

Michael Flynn was also forced to disclose his link to Cambridge Analytica, where Steve Bannon was a vice-president before he joined Trump’s team.
Just before the end of the campaign, Flynn became a paid consultant to the SCL Group, the British parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm that worked on Trump’s campaign. One of Cambridge’s financiers is hedge fund magnate Robert L. Mercer.
Not many media outlets have mentioned how Great Britain and Australian born Rupert Murdoch manipulated the presidential election in the USA...
Flynn terminated his involvement shortly after Trump won the presidency: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... e3940644b0

Flynn was also hired by Brainwave Science to help sell technology to scan the brain to determine if someone is lying to defence and law enforcement agencies.
According to Brainwave President Krishna Ika, Flynn met Brainwave officials at least 10 times.

Subrahmanyam M. Kota, the head of an I.T. consulting firm called the Boston Group, was connected to Brainwave as the principal investor. Kota was caught in a sting in the 1990s and accused of selling secrets to the KGB.
Between 1985 and 1990 Subu Kota repeatedly met KGB agent Vladimir Galkin, and sold US missile defence technology for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Kota pleaded guilty in 1996 to selling the information to the Russian spy. After he pleaded guilty, he testified against his co-defendant and received a “sentence” of only 4 years probation and a $50,000 fine: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... d-kgb-ties

Nasser Kazeminy has earlier been involved in a scandal for illegally donating $100,000 to former Senator Norm Coleman. Coleman was indicted and lost his seat to Senator Al Franken: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/michael ... isclosure/

Nasser Kazeminy has also donated to the Clinton Foundation: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/pro ... 41?mcubz=0

It’s strange that so much attention has been given to Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia, much less to being involved with Ekim Alptekin, and even less to his connections to Nowruz.
Flynn was not only paid by Nowruz ambassador Alptekin, but also by 2 founders of Nowruz - Bijan Kian and Nasser Kazeminy. The general counsel to Flynn Intel Group is also secretary general of Nowruz and while James Woolsey acted as an advisor to FIG, his wife, Nancey Woolsey, is also a Nowruz ambassador.
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:05 pm

While a lot of stories focus on Michael Flynn working as a foreign agent for Russia and/or Turkey, I don’t believe it’s about nationality at all. We see a relatively small intertwined group that are internationally focussed, who only care about themselves, while often using patriotism and even philanthropy to disguise their greed...
For now my best guess is that the Nowruz Commission is really in the centre of this corruption scandal.

Following is the latest disclosure form of Michael Flynn, dated 3 August.
Michael Flynn received from the Flynn Intel Group LLC in “Salary/Bonus” $827,055 and another $50,001 - $100,000 in “Business Income” in 2016.
What’s also interesting is that Flynn received $15,000 for speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center on 11/11/2016.
Not only did Michael Flynn receive money from a wide variety of sources, but his assets were also divided over a wide range, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... osure.html

The following form dated 7 March 2017 details the Inovo/FIG contract.
It includes a list (Item 15) that details the recipients of the money: Bob Kelley, Brian McCauley, Carl Pilgrim, David Enders, Hank Cox, Michael G. Flynn (the son of Lt. General Flynn), Mike Boston, Paul Becker, and Rudi Bakthiar: https://admin.govexec.com/media/2017-03 ... n__(1).pdf
There is (another) Robert Kelley that was the CEO of Noble Energy. Possibly they are related: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stock ... pId=293569

Strangely Green Party leader Jill Stein was sitting at the same table as Michael Flynn and Vladimir Putin at the event for RT in Moscow in December 2015. See Stein at this side of the table (on the right). Stein told she turned down RT’s offer to pay for her transportation and stay.
The military career of the lifelong “Democrat” Michael Flynn was ended when President Obama dismissed him as defense intelligence chief. A former senior Obama administration official said that Flynn was fired for insubordination after failing to follow guidance from superiors, including James Clapper, director of national intelligence.

In May 2016, Flynn was named vice chairman and board member of Drone Aviation. Drone Aviation paid Flynn a $36,000 annual salary and awarded him 100,000 shares of restricted stock. The company later won a $400,000 Defense Department contract.
Flynn was re-elected to the board after Trump’s election but stepped down from the board after he was offered the job as National Security Adviser.

Ekim Alptekin said he met mostly with Robert Kelley (both of Nowruz), a former chief counsel to a congressional subcommittee. According to the lobbying documents, Kelley did most of the lobbying between mid-September and December last year for Alptekin. According to Kelley’s lobbying termination notice to Congress on 1 December, FIG made less than $5,000 for its 3 months of work on behalf of Inovo (Kelley was paid a total of $10,000 on 10/14/2016, 10/31/2016 and 11/21/2016...).
Kelley also registered as a foreign agent for the National Mobilization Force, a Turkish-backed militia fighting ISIS in Syria. Documents filed with the DoJ show Kelley was paid $90,000 to “convey the views” of the armed group to Congress: https://apnews.com/ce90066b4e20483da79adf21910da0c7

Donald Trump himself also has business partners in Turkey.
After Donald Trump won the presidential elections, on 9 November 2016 he called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In this call, he passed the praise for Erdogan from “close friend” Mehmet Ali Yalcindag, son-in-law of Dogan Holding owner Aydin Dogan. On election night, Yalcindag had been present for Trump’s victory celebration at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan.
Yalcindag is the son-in-law of Turkish real estate and media mogul Aydin Dogan. In 2009, Erdogan’s government fined Aydin Dogan’s company $2.5 billion for tax evasion.
Firestarter wrote:Alptekin, as a guest on CNN’s Turkish edition, called Trump’s victory in the presidential election a triumph for Turkey and boasted about the Flynn article (to give Gulen more media attention).
The coverage of the CNN Turk of the Dogan Media Group property is suspiciously pro-Erdogan: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/don ... a68ac41d9f

See from left to right: Ivanka Trump, Sema Dogan, Begümhan Dogan Faralyalı, Donald Trump, Mehmet Ali Yalçındag and Aydin Dogan at the Trump Towers Mall in Istanbul. The mall had been opened a day before on 20 April 2012, where Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife appeared.

Wikileaks mails have also shown that Berat Albayrak (son-in-law of Erdogan) has been corresponding with the Dogan Media Group to discuss the coverage for Erdogan.
Mehmet Ali Yalçındag mailed with President Erdoğan’s Executive Assistant Hasan Doğan to discuss how to re-shape its media coverage in line with government’s needs.
Yalçındag constanty informed Serhat Albayrak, brother of Energy Minister Albayrak and CEO of Turkuvaz Media which runs the Sabah newspaper and the ATV and A Haber television stations about staff meetings at Dogan Media: https://www.turkishminute.com/2016/09/2 ... g-erdogan/

In one of those strange coincidences in July 2012, Mehmet Ali Yalçındag was named chairman of Yandex, Turkey, Yandex is Russia’s biggest internet search engine: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/ ... urkey.html

See from left to right Mehmet Ali Yalçındag, President Erdogan and Aydin Dogan.

Firestarter wrote:In another deal, going back to 2012, all the Leviathan partners - Noble, Delek and Ratio Oil Exploration- have sold to Woodside. Noble Energy received cash payments of $464 million.
In May 2014, the Australian Woodside Petroleum and Noble Energy Inc. terminated the nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the $2.5 billion sale of interest in the Leviathan licenses: http://www.ogj.com/articles/2014/05/nob ... athan.html
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