Unpaid Social Liaison To U.S. Central Command… What Does This Mean ?


Copyright 2012

Pardon me if you will, but I have a hard time grasping this job title…UNPAID job title ? Let me just come out and say it. I have a problem with somehow thinking that this job title sounds fishy, like a nice name for “prostitute” or “spy” or “both”.

Like Anna Chapman, like “sent in”….such a DESPERATE sounding title no ? Like free from me sorts…Disgusting.

Who are these women ? Why were they “all over” another  woman’s husband ? and did they have an “agenda” ? WHO sent them ? These people make me nervous, like a set up drama of fools and those they cannot trust. It is like a show of freaks. With all of the affairs going around, who has time to do a real job ? It is like a joke, but it isn’t. Too bad for America. Hangers, the hosts and the ticks that suckle their blood as they crawl on each other to climb that ladder. Parasites. Poor Holly Petraeus. This is very base. ALL of it.


Yeah right….sure…


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70 Responses to Unpaid Social Liaison To U.S. Central Command… What Does This Mean ?

  1. Renee says:


    NOTE* Comment at link above *

    Keep digging. There’s a lot more to this story. Petraeus was never in combat. How did he rise to four-star level? Kelley’s brother-in-law was part of Bremer’s CPA in Iraq. Keep digging.


    John Allen said he got to observe the mother and child “at command social functions”.

    He is currently under investigation by the FBI after the agency discovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of communication between him and Jill Kelley.

    According to the New York Post, a judge in November 2011 gave Grayson Wolfe sole custody of the couple’s son after finding that Natalie Khawam, a lawyer, repeatedly lied under oath and filed false domestic-violence and child-abuse claims against her husband.

    Natalie Khawam was also accused of defying court orders to allow her estranged husband Grayson Wolfe access to their son and sent emails to his friends and colleagues telling them he was a “horrible father and husband”.

    She was reprimanded for giving false evidence and a psychiatrist found the allegations against her ex-husband were a “part of an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations…that are so numerous, so extraordinary and so distorted that they defy any common-sense view of reality”.

    But Natalie Khawam’s troubles don’t just end there. She is also currently being sued in Montgomery County for failing to pay the lawyer’s fees in her divorce – believed to be in the region of $100,000.

    The case has been on the court docket for nearly a-year-and-a-half but took a backward step in April when she filed for bankruptcy.

    On the bankruptcy filing, Natalie Khawam lists $3.2 million in unpaid debt, plus $53,000 she owes the Internal Revenue Service.

    Earlier this year, Natalie Khawam’s former employer, prominent Tampa Bay lawyer Barry Cohen, claimed that she “fraudulently omitted Rolex watches, sable mink furs and a diamond ring” from her list of assets in the April bankruptcy.

    In July of this year, Natalie Khawam and her attorney Will Florin sued Barry Cohen on six counts including sexual harassment and breach of contract claims.

    Natalie Khawam said that Barry Cohen owed her money and failed to properly take action when she reported a sexual harassment issue involving a financial officer doing work for the law firm.

    According to the Tampa Bay Times, Barry Cohen is trying to dismiss the case and is fighting back with claims of perjury and bankruptcy fraud against Natalie Khawam.

    He told the paper he has been delving into her background ever since the filing and, as well as discovering the bankruptcy documents, he found the 19-page child custody order from the Washington DC, superior court judge calling Natalie Khawam out in 2011 for a lengthy “history of abusing the litigation process” and a “willingness to say anything, even under oath, to advance her own personal interests”.

    Barry Cohen said in August the lawsuit has only further inspired him to continue advocating for his own clients.

    “It takes a long time to build a good reputation, and it only takes a one accusation to tear it down,” Barry Cohen said.

    Read more: http://www.bellenews.com/2012/11/13/world/us-news/natalie-khawam-twin-sister-of-jill-kelley-helped-by-david-petraeus-and-john-allen-in-bitter-custody-battle/#ixzz2CF4VsJ73

    Grayson P. Wolfe

    Grayson Wolfe is a Partner at Akkadian. He previously served as Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction and Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He was appointed to the bank by President Bush in June 2002. Between January and August 2004, Wolfe served as Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. In this capacity he was directly responsible for implementing a wide range of initiatives to attract foreign direct investment and provide financing to Iraqi companies. During this time, Wolfe worked extensively on the ground with senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials, and with the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Oil.

    From 2001 to 2002 Wolfe worked as an attorney for the law firm of Fleischman and Walsh, LLP, where he represented clients engaged in Homeland Security, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property matters. He served as a member of a seven-person team that worked with the North American Railroads and Chlorine Chemical Industries to develop a National Homeland Security Risk Analysis and Management Plan. This plan was adopted by the Class I Freight Railroad CEOs on Dec 6, 2001. Wolfe served as Legislative Director and Counsel for members of Congress from 1999-2002. He has also served in numerous positions in presidential, federal and state political campaigns. Before this, he worked for Citicorp in Poland focusing on emerging markets and franchise development opportunities in Central and Eastern European countries.


    Ross J. Connelly read bio »
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    Governor Punjab General Khalid Maqbool, Chief Minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi, Federal Minister for Industries Jahangir Tareen, Chairman Industrial Estate Mr. Mannu, CEO Estate Sadiq Chohan, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Assalam-o-Alaikum. It is indeed a pleasure to be here at the inauguration of Sundar Industrial Estate. I am glad that this plan would take our economic strategies to the public. In that direction it is a proper step. Secondly, I am glad because this is a plan through which there would be a revolutionary coordination or cooperation between public and private sector. I remember when we planned of setting up an industrial estate, people had doubts but this is an example which should be emulated in other provinces of Pakistan. This is a step forward. The task of public sector is to facilitation and policy making. Let the private sector come up and perform like they have today. I was watching the aerial view and it looked very organized, the roads, drainage system, the electricity system and an ideal environment. I would like to appreciate Mr. Mannu that he presented the potential of private sector to the nation in a beautiful manner. This is an ideal reflection of cooperation between public and private sector. I am extremely pleased to be here and that the industry would be set up within the time frame of two years. I am also glad that in this Estate there is an affluent treatment plant with solid base management system. So it means that it is an environment friendly industrial park with modern facilities. If anyone comes from abroad and sees this they should know that we know how to organize and manage ourselves and we understand international standards or criteria and that is what will attract foreign investment and FDI. So therefore, the electricity system is underground. Ladies and gentlemen, for any plan or activity there is three tier approaches. First of all understand the environment and if there are any defects rectify or remove them. In this case, we have to create an investors friendly environment. The important considerations are: ?? All economic sectors are open for FDI in Pakistan ?? 100% foreign equity is allowed in Pakistan.

    One of the odd subplots in the Petraeus story is the decision of Gens. Petraeus and Gen. Allen to intervene in the intense custody dispute between Jill Kelley’s sister Natalie and her estranged husband Grayson P. Wolfe. Wolfe turns out to be a former Bush administration official who worked in Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad (Bremer’s outfit) opening Iraq up to private sector investment.

    From Wolfe’s bio at his new company Akkadian Private Ventures …

    Between January and August 2004, Wolfe served as Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. In this capacity he was directly responsible for implementing a wide range of initiatives to attract foreign direct investment and provide financing to Iraqi companies. During this time, Wolfe worked extensively on the ground with senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials, and with the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Oil.

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  2. Renee says:








    In 1956 Stanley C. Allyn, president of the National Cash Register Co in Dayton, Ohio, created the Allyn Foundation as a means of contributing financially to his wide range of interests in his community and country. After his death in 1970, the management of the foundation fell to his heirs, his children and grandchildren. By 1998 it became apparent that due to the geographical diversity of the family as well as to their different interests and approach to philanthropy, it would better serve the needs of the family to divide the Allyn Foundation into three parts, each representing one of Mr. Allyn’s heirs. As one of these parts, the Allyn Family Foundation was created, and is now administered by members of the Sunderland family.



    • Renee says:

      snopes.com: Obama Sold Vote Processing Rights to SCYTL? http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/scytl.asp

      Sep 11, 2012 … Has President Obama sold the tabulating of votes in U.S. national elections to a Spanish company run by a donor to his campaign?

      • Renee says:

        Sequoia Voting Systems was a California-based company that is one of the largest providers of electronic voting systems in the U.S., having offices in Oakland, Denver and New York City. Some of its major competitors were Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems) and Election Systems & Software.

        It was acquired by Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems on June 4, 2010. At the time it had contracts for 300 jurisdictions in 16 states through its BPS, WinEDS, Edge, Edge2, Advantage, Insight, InsightPlus and 400C systems.[1]

        Contents [show]
        1 Company history
        2 Controversies
        2.1 California decertification/recertification
        2.2 “Hanging chads” controversy
        2.3 Florida touch-screen replacement
        2.4 Threat of legal action against Professor Edward Felten
        2.5 The Avante Lawsuit
        2.6 Smartmatic’s continuing interests in Sequoia
        3 Sale to Dominion and further security issues
        4 See also
        5 References
        6 External links

        [edit] Company historySequoia was involved with voting systems for more than 100 years. At the end of the 19th century, Sequoia invented the lever-action mechanical voting system. Many machines of this type are still used today in some U.S. jurisdictions. In the 1980s Sequoia was bought by Jefferson Smurfit, an Irish printing conglomerate which in turn sold it to De La Rue, a British currency paper printing and security company. After losing money for several years, on March 8, 2005, Sequoia was acquired by Smartmatic, a multi-national technology company which had developed advanced election systems, voting machines included. Thereafter Smartmatic assigned a major portion of its development and managerial teams, dedicated to revamping some of Sequoia’s old-fashioned, legacy voting machines, and replacing their technology with avant-garde proprietary features and developments, which resulted in new, high-tech products. As a result, Sequoia sold many new-generation election products and experienced a healthy financial resurrection during the fiscal years of 2006 and 2007. However in November 2007, following a verdict by the CFIUS, Smartmatic was ordered to sell Sequoia, which it did to its Sequoia managers having U.S. citizenship.


  3. Renee says:

    Lame Cherry says to NOT look at the sex, as there is MORE….
    so I just peeked at the sex and the NOT so sexy girls….


  4. Renee says:

    So for a short review, a synopsis, so all can look the expert, Obama tries to get Chris Stevens kidnapped while he is worried about David Patreaus in bed with Mitt Romney, so Obama sends in the FBI via conduits to “investigate” things as the cat fight kitties give a cover reason for all of this.
    In the meantime, Patreaus to save himself from being blamed for allowing Obama to arm and train terrorists which got Stevens murdered, starts feeding information to Mitt Romney on all of this to head CIA under a Romney regime, not knowing in trying to save himself, that Obama has a sword over Patraeus in all of this sex stuff, just waiting to cut him off after the election theft, as things start to unravel due to the work of this blog concerning ANALGATE.

    ButtreausGate is about the cover up of ANALGATE in which Dave’s Deep Throat got him into trouble.

  5. Renee says:

    Then this one again, posted on another post previously, says some of the same things LC says above…


    November 12-14, 2012 — SPECIAL REPORT. Update 2x. Sex, Lies, and Audiotapes — the right-wing plot against Obama

    The Washington Post and The New York Times, America’s designated “newspapers of record” — false record, it should be added — are working overtime to spin the General David Petraeus scandal away from the actual story. There are many details that have not yet emerged and some informed speculation remains the order of the day. However, based on what we know know, a perhaps somewhat unwitting Petraeus; several Republicans, including failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Republican Party Svengali Karl Rove, Romney adviser Dan Senor; and the Binyamin Netanyahu government in Israel were involved behind the scenes to discredit and ensure the electoral downfall of President Barack Obama by engineering what Romney reportedly himself described as a “Jimmy Carter Strategy” in an October Surprise. The strategy was to bring about an incident in the Middle East that would result in a besieged or overrun U.S. embassy, like the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and 1980, that would result in charges that Obama, like Carter, was weak and ineffectual in dealing with a major crisis. Such a scenario would erase the street credentials Obama pocketed in the “raid” on Osama bin Laden. Raid is in quotes because the jury remains out on whether the U.S. Navy SEAL attack on the compound in Abbottabad actually resulted in Bin Laden’s death or was a staged event to boost Obama’s national security resumé. But that is another story for the time being.

    Romney appears to be at the center of the Jimmy Carter Strategy and it is worth noting that the involvement of Petraeus and other flag rank officers, including ousted U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chief General Carter Ham and Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, the commander of the Middle East-deployed USS John Stennis aircraft carrier strike force. Gaouette was sacked by the Navy for “inappropriate leadership judgment” while his carrier group was in the Pacific en route to the Indian Ocean. Although the Stennis group was in the Pacific during the U.S. consulate siege in Benghazi on September 11, Gaouette’s departure had nothing to do with personal misconduct and was very unusual during a deployment. WMR is being informed by sources throughout the military services that a number of senior military officers throughout the world were involved in the Romney campaign’s Jimmy Carter Strategy to embarrass Obama prior to the election and that the insubordinate, if not treasonous, behavior extended to Petraeus’s reported paramour, Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Paula Broadwell.

    Broadwell co-wrote Petraeus’s biography “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” with Washington Post reporter Vernon Loeb, who, although a favored recipient for official “leaks” from the Pentagon and CIA, has been the subject of National Security Agency (NSA) wiretap surveillance as part of FIRST FRUITS, the former name of a joint NSA-CIA project designed to plug leaks of classified information. Although Loeb is the Metro editor at the Post, his continued links with U.S. intelligence community sources keeps him on the NSA radar screen. Conversations intercepted between Broadwell and Loeb, especially those using Petraeus’s classified and encrypted cell phone and e-mail system, may have been passed to the FBI by NSA. The NSA possesses all the decryption keys for encrypted government communications, including those used by the CIA director.The Petraeus biography, published by the Pearson-owned Penguin Group in London (Broadwell happens to be a PhD student at King’s College in London), was a sycophantic portrayal of the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the chief of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). By writing a puff piece on Petraeus, Broadwell was rewarded with a high degree of access not only to Petraeus but his intelligence and, as has now been reported, his classified computer system and email account.

    Broadwell and Petraeus first met at Harvard in 2006, prior to Petraeus assuming command of allied troops in Iraq. Broadwell made several visits to Afghanistan where Petraeus was commander of U.S. and allied forces. WMR has learned from military sources that during all of his commands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in Tampa, Petraeus was known as a “lady’s man,” and that his troops quietly grumbled about his favoritism toward certain female subordinates and women outside his chain-of-command, including journalists.

    Broadwell’s and Loeb’s book was praised by the favored literati. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw wrote: “General Petraeus is one of the most important Americans of our time, in or out of uniform. This riveting, insider’s account of his life and education is at once instructive and inspiring.” Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote, “This majestic biography will set the standard for all future works about General Petraeus. With superb narrative skill, Broadwell simultaneously provides an intimate look at Petraeus the man, a fascinating account of modern warfare, and an elegant study of leadership.” And Washington’s bloviating pundit David Gergen wrote, “Paula Broadwell, soldier-scholar in her own right, tells the Petraeus story masterfully, providing especially rich detail and insight into his Afghanistan mission. This book helps us understand how Petraeus has become the living legend he is.”

    The plot involving “King David” was uncovered on the shores of Galilee

    It is perhaps fitting that the man referred to as “King David” by his detractors in Iraq would have seen the plot against Obama unraveled on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Petraeus’s former spokesman retired Army Colonel Steve Boylan, hired by Petraeus to deal with the media in the aftermath of Petraeus’s extramarital affair with Broadwell and revelation of a two-way spat between Broadwell, who referred to Petraeus as “Peaches,” and Arabic-speaking Lebanese-American Jill Kelley, a “close” Petraeus friend who works as an “unpaid liaison” officer between the State Department and the Joint Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, may have unwittingly let the cat out of the bag by describing the time line of Petraeus’s affair with Broadwell. Boylan said Petraeus’s affair with Broadwell, with whom he appeared to fancy “sex under the desk” according to emails between the two, began nine or ten months before he ended it four months ago. Using Boylan’s math, which obviously came from his friend Petraeus, that means the affair ended in July of this year but began around October 2011. Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director on September 6, 2011.

    We also know that according to Republican Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), an unidentified FBI agent leaked the Petraeus affair story first to Reichert. Then Reichert, instead of following up himself with FBI director Robert Mueller or Attorney General Eric Holder, informed Cantor. Cantor’s chief of staff, Steven Sombres, it is being reported, phoned the FBI on October 31 to tell them about the conversation that Cantor had with the FBI “leaker.”

    In what may be the most critical part of the Petraeus case is that the FBI “deep throat” may be a “no throat.” Sombres and Cantor’s deputy chief of staff Doug Heye have been identified as key players in the FBI leak story. However, they were also identified as FBI targets in an event that took place a little less than two moths before Petraeus became CIA director. Cantor led an 80-member House congressional delegation (CODEL) to Israel in August 2011. On the evening of August 18, members of Cantor’s staff, and some 30 Republican Representatives were involved in a skinny-dipping incident at the David Citadel Hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. The CODEL was funded by the American Israel Educational Foundation, a branch of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) was identified as one of the skinny dippers. Also participating in the late night bathing were Sombres, Tim Berry, chief of staff for GOP Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Laena Fallon, Cantor’s former press aide; and Emily Murray, a top policy aide to McCarthy. Several congressmen and their aides reportedly got drunk at the hotel before they jumped into the sea. Joining the swim party were Representatives Steve Southerland (R-FL) and his daughter; Tom Reed (R-NY) and his wife; Ben Quayle (R-AZ), Jeff Denham (R-CA), and Michael Grimm (R-NY).

    The FBI agent assigned to investigate alleged threatening emails sent by Broadwell to Kelley has been reported by The Wall Street Journal to be the same FBI “employee” who leaked details of the Petraeus matter to Reichert and then to Cantor. The story of the agent is falling apart as the Journal has now reported that the FBI agent became obsessed with Kelley and sent shirtless photos of himself to her. In the world of intelligence, such extraneous information is termed “clutter” and is designed to blur the actual facts.

    The FBI investigated the Galilee incident for possible Israeli intelligence compromise of the House members and their staff. However, the FBI never revealed the outcome of its investigation. It was Heye who announced that Cantor had satisfied the FBI’s concerns. If the FBI’s investigation continued, other doors may have opened, doors that led to a planned 2012 “October Surprise” against the President — doors that led to Cantor’s involvement with the Romney campaign in staging the October Surprise. Romney’s senior foreign policy aide was Dan Senor, who is close to Netanyahu and Cantor.

    Broadwell in Israel

    Paula Broadwell is a master’s degree graduate of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, named after the father of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the alma mater of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose mentor was Professor Korbel. The University of Denver, like the University of Chicago, has become a spawning ground for neocon academics. Broadwell’s fellowship at Harvard University reportedly included abroad in Syria and Iran. Broadwell is reportedly fluent in Arabic. Broadwell, in recent years, has been a frequent visitor to the Persian Gulf, Jordan, and, more importantly, Israel. But even as a West Point cadet, Broadwell spent time in Israel. She admitted in a July 29 interview that while at West Point, she “was exposed to the Israeli Defense Forces as well as the Palestinian Liberation Organization. I met high level politicians and officials and gained an understanding of the dynamics of life on a communal kibbutz, in a refugee camp, and in a Bedouin village, having ’embedded’ within each community.”

    Broadwell, in the same interview, stated that she conducted “surveillance on the DMZ in Korea, providing conflict resolution training in Africa . . . [participated in] document exploitation against war criminals in Bosnia, jumping out of airplanes to earn Thai, Indian, and Czech parachute wings, putting together infiltration plans for special forces commandos, serving undercover with the FBI.” In other words, if Broadwell can be believed, she was an intelligence agent, herself, and one who wrote a self-serving book about Petraeus in cahoots with a Washington Post editor. The old ties between Langley and the Post continue to flourish.

    The catalyst that set the Middle East on fire

    The suspicious deaths of two national security agents who may have had knowledge of a threat by Israel and the Romney campaign to discredit Obama add to the plot against the President. On May 10, 2012, Secret Service agent Rafael Prieto, a native of Palmdale, California, accompanied President Obama to Los Angeles where he attended the “Starmageddon” fundraiser at the home of actor George Clooney at 151 El Camino in Beverly Hills. Previously, Prieto was assigned to the security detail of former President Bill Clinton and was based out of the White Plains, New York FBI office. A member of the FBI’s national security team in Los Angeles was Stephen Ivens. Ivens’s wife Thea said that her husband was unable to sleep over something that was causing him to have anxiety attacks.

    On the evening of May 10, Ivens, the father of a two-year old son, grabbed his gun at his home on the 700 block of Scott Road in Burbank and went out on foot into the Burbank foothills. Ivens was reportedly distraught and may have been meeting someone. Prieto happened to be in Los Angeles at the same time. On July 20, after a massive search, Ivens’s body was found behind a church near his home on the 2600 block of Scott Road in Burbank after two hikers reported a strange odor. However, on the second day of their search, police and the FBI used dogs who alerted on Ivens’s scent in the foothills but never discovered his body. The Los Angeles medical examiner’s office, which over the decades, has issued findings that defy logic, concluded that Ivens’s died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene where his body was discovered some three months later.

    It is unusual for a Secret Service agent to be transferred from a former President’s detail to that of a current President. However, in the case of Prieto, he joined Obama’s detail from Clinton’s. After a period of frostiness, Obama and Clinton patched up past differences and Clinton became one of Obama’s chief campaign surrogates. If Obama was made aware of a plot against him by senior military and intelligence officers, he may have confided in Clinton who, after the Monica Lewinsky affair, would have asked Obama how trustworthy is Secret Service detail was. Clinton’s experience with FBI White House liaison Gary Aldrich, who, in 1996 wrote Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House, which exposed Clinton to charges of national security lapses, made the ex-President a believer in trust of the security detail. If Obama expressed any reservations about his security, Clinton may have suggested Prieto and a transfer from New York to the White House may have been arranged.

    On the evening of October 27, Prieto’s body was discovered in his car in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. It was reported that Prieto left the engine of his car running in an alley at 19th and Kenyon Streets and that he died from carbon monoxide poisoning. WMR was informed that a DC policewoman was taking photographs of homes across the street from Prieto’s residence, which he shared with another Secret Service, on the 1900 block of Kenyon Street. The policewoman was photographing the homes after Prieto’s body was discovered. If Prieto died from what was already concluded to be a suicide, why were the DC Metropolitan Police interested in nearby homes. The DC police had also roped off the intersections of 19th and Kenyon Street and Kenyon Street and Adams Mills Road during a suicide investigation that involved a dozen DC police cars and a crime scene mobile unit and unidentified trucks.

    Prieto was said to be despondent after he was discovered to have had a six-year affair with a Mexican woman. Prieto was identified by another Secret Service agent who was under investigation for a scandal involving Secret Service agents on Obama’s detail in Cartagena, Colombia and prostitutes during the Summit of the Americas last April. WMR reported at the time that the compromising of the Secret Service agents was part of a plot by Netanyahu and Mossad operatives who run the prostitution racket in Cartagena to discredit Obama.

    A few weeks after the Cartagena scandal broke, Prieto and Ivens were in Los Angeles during the Obama fundraiser where another plot was being hatched, one that would create a firestorm in the Middle East and lead to the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya by Ansar al-Sharia guerrilla forces. The U.S. compound attackers were associated with Al Qaeda, the always-reliable entity that comes to the assistance of the neocons every time American national security is on the sacrificial altar of the “Temple of Treason.”

    A 13-minute long trailer for an anti-Islamic film called “The Innocence of Muslims,” which depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a sex pervert, was ready to be released on YouTube as the match that would set alight the Middle East. The trailer was filmed the year before as “Desert Warriors” and was the project of an odd consortium of Egyptian Coptic Christians, Hollywood porn movie producers who are Jewish, including Robert Brownell, aka Alan Roberts, and a real estate developer named Jimmy Israel. Brownell, who used a number of porn actors in the movie who were told that the main character was George” and not Mohammed, has produced such “classics” as The Sexpert and The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood. Both Roberts and Israel were associated with Egyptian-American Copts named Sam Bacile, whose real name is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (Screen Actors Guild name Abnob Nakoula Basseley), and Joseph Nasralla Abdelmasih, an anti-Muslim who runs Media for Christ and has connections to anti-Muslim Zionist activists Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, and David Horowitz. Other players in the film production were Steven Klein and Gary Cass, both anti-Muslim Christian fundamentalist activists. At about the same time that Cantor was hosting 80 members of the House in Israel, courtesy of AIPAC, and Petraeus and his paramour Broadwell were taking up residence at Langley, production was underway on the anti-Islamic video being filmed in front of as green screen in Duarte and on the set of what is known as “Baghdad Square,” a Middle East war setting located at the Blue Cloud Film Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. Paramount’s television division built the set. Paramount TV is part of CBS, which is owned by arch-Zionist Sumner Redstone.

    Santa Clarita is up Interstate 5 from Ivens’s home in Burbank and due southwest on Highway 14 from Prieto’s hometown of Palmdale. After the anti-Muslim video was released it was revealed that the FBI Los Angeles office, where Ivens had worked as a national security and counter-intelligence agent, was investigating the producers of the film. However, the FBI did not indicate when the investigation began and whether Ivens was part of the FBI team looking into the backers of the film.

    What could Ivens and Prieto have had in common? Prieto’s widow, with whom he was reportedly estranged at the time of his death, although there is no independent verification of that, is Hollywood film executive Ruth Pomerance, someone who would have been privy to the type of Hollywood gossip that would not normally make its way to Washington and to the Secret Service and FBI. Pomerance worked with the movers and shakers of Hollywood as the former head of Michael Ovitz’s Artists Management Group, Executive Vice President for Production and Development at USA Films, and Vice-President of Lee Rich Company in New York. Could she have discovered something about the plan to create an incident that would destroy Obama’s chances for re-election and imparted that information to her husband, who was sworn to take even a bullet for the president? Did Prieto share the information on the incendiary film with Ivens, a criminal conspiracy so wide that it caused the FBI agent to suffer from anxiety attacks?

    Bacile, who also sued the aliases Nicola Bacily and Erwin Salameh, claimed to be an Israeli-American and received funding for the project from 100 Jewish donors. After Bacile was identified as Egyptian Coptic, AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League immediately denounced the reports on Bacile’s Jewish connections with the hackneyed “anti-Semitic” refrain. However, it cannot be denied that the “Innocence of Muslims” project involved Jews long associated with Hollywood. And there is a possibility that Ivens and Prieto were both aware of the plot to release the anti-Islam trailer by circles that had been associated with the Republican and military officers’ plot against Obama.

    Benghazi: the aborted attempt to create a Jimmy Carter Strategy hostage situation

    The attempt to create what Romney called a “Jimmy Carter Strategy” at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi was immediately seized upon by Fox News, the Romney campaign, and neocon talking heads as a demonstration of Obama’s leadership when faced with a crisis. Romney’s attempt during the second debate with Obama to claim that the president never used the term terrorism to describe the attack on the consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management officer Sean Smith, and ex-US Navy SEAL team and likely CIA non-official cover security contractor agents Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. The two ex-SEALs were said to work for a little-known security firm called the Blue Mountain Group. Why was Stevens being protected by contractors in a dangerous war zone? Was it because certain elements within the CIA who were loyal to Petraeus could not be trusted to ensure Stevens’s safety? Was Stevens a sacrificial lamb all along in order to embarrass Obama?

    The Benghazi compound underwent a five-hour siege that began around 9:42 pm, certainly long enough for the U.S. Navy, AFRICOM, and CIA to react in time to save the staff. The siege was after nightfall and long after normal protesters would have been gathered outside the compound for optimum television coverage. A flash precedence message called a CRITIC was sent from the compound, likely from Sean Smith, the communications specialist, that alerted the chain of command in Washington that what was being experienced was no mere protest engendered by the anti-Muslim video. Benghazi, unlike the scene at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, was a paramilitary operation by seasoned guerrillas. Stevens, before the siege, met with a Turkish envoy who was also a liaison with the Salafist-supported Libyan rebels. Stevens reportedly was trying to gather up portable shoulder-held missile launchers given by him and the CIA to Libyan rebels for use against Muammar Qaddafi’s government. The Libyans were transferring the missile launchers to allies within the ranks of the Turkish-supported Syrian rebels. The Libyan army brigade guarding the U.S. compound was said to have been totally infiltrated by Ansar al-Sharia and Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades guerrillas allied with Al Qaeda.

    In early September, Petraeus made a secretive trip to Istanbul, Turkey where he met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish MIT intelligence chief Hakan Fidan. Unlike Petraeus’s earlier trip to Ankara in March, the CIA chose to meet Turkish officials in Istanbul, a major CIA station that has, in the past, been infiltrated by Mossad moles in the CIA.

    Defense Secretary Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey were not informed of the siege and the danger to Stevens for a full hour after the CRITIC message was sent from Stevens to the State Department, White House, Pentagon, NSA, and CIA. Broadwell, in an October 26 speech at her Denver alma mater revealed that the CIA was using the Benghazi annex to hold Libyan militants prisoner. It was from this same annex that the CIA dispatched a rescue team to assist Stevens but only 28 minutes before Panetta, Dempsey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and, assuredly, the White House, had been informed of the attack. The CIA vehemently denied that its annex was being used as a black site. However, the CIA has never admitted to any of its black sites around the world.

    Clapper, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who had reportedly tangled with Petraeus in the past, was said to have learned of Petraeus’s extramarital affair at 5 pm on Election Day. Clapper, who oversees the CIA, demanded Petraeus resign. However, it is more likely that Clapper, who, like Panetta and Dempsey, are considered loyal to Obama, realized the nature and extent of the Jimmy Carter Strategy and decided it was important to clean house. Even Clapper was likely not aware that Obama would be re-elected at 5 pm on Tuesday.

    The relevant question is what the Turkish envoy told Stevens at their meeting prior to the attack. Did the pro-Salafist Turks demand that Stevens release the Libyan militants and did Stevens refuse? Were the militants key to the eventual embassy hostage siege that would be used to destroy Obama’s presidency? Did Stevens, like Ivens and Prieto know too much? Has Stevens become a liability that could have exposed part of all of the “Jimmy Carter Strategy” against Obama. These are the questions that congressional investigators should ask witnesses, including Petraeus, Broadwell, and Romney under oath. As for Cantor, the House Ethics Committee should begin an immediate investigation of him and his staff, seizing all emails and files and urging Speaker of the House John Boehner to suspend or fire him as Majority Leader during the ethics investigation. The question is not so much what Cantor knew and when did he know it, but why did he know?

    Cantor’s staff reporting that the initial report from an FBI “leaker” went to Reichert is dubious. Reichert, a former King’s County detective, is a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, not the House Intelligence Committee, which has overall responsibility for the CIA. Reichert was approached by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), now Washington governor-elect, about his mental health following a subdural hematoma after a tree branch struck him on the head in 2010. There were suggestions by his political opponents that Reichert’s memory may have been impaired. Reichert insists he is fine but Cantor and his staff would find using Reichert as an initial source for the FBI leak about Petraeus advantageous if the FBI pursues the veracity of Cantor’s and his staffs’ story.

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) was briefed on the Petraeus affair by the FBI prior to his Senate counterpart Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) being informed. Feinstein has complained about being left out initially but she, like the individual being touted as a potential replacement for Petraeus at the CIA, former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) — who was under investigation for her links to Mossad agents at the Israeli embassy in Washington — are known to be virtual sieves of U.S. intelligence to Israeli intelligence agents and uncleared individuals heading U.S. Jewish organizations.

    General Ham was in a position to order assistance from U.S. naval units off Benghazi’s coast but failed to do so from his command post at the Pentagon. British intelligence sources in Benghazi claimed Stevens’s compound and the CIA annex were under sustained fire by attackers on two separate occasions, without help arriving from a U.S. Special Forces Commander’s In Extremis Force or CIF deployed from Stuttgart, Ham’s permanent AFRICOM headquarters, to Croatia for OPERATION JACKAL STONE, a training exercise. Information on the CIF in Croatia was leaked by Broadwell in her Denver speech but it was also suspiciously reported by Fox News around the same time.

    It is clear that whatever Stevens was involved in had to do with the arming or disarming of radical Islamist guerrillas who were active in Libya and Syria and supported by Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Concurrent with the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal, Navy Arabic linguist James Hitselberger, assigned to an unconventional warfare element that is part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain, was charged with violating the Espionage Act for placing classified documents in a publicly-accessible archive called the “James F. Hitselberger Collection” at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Like the University of Denver’s Korbel School the Hoover Institution is a nesting ground for neocons. The timing of the October 26 arrest and indictment of Hitselberger, just as the information about Petraeus and Broadwell began to spread among certain circles in Washington, is suspicious. Hitselberger was described as someone who could, with no money or assets, successfully blend into any environment in any country, especially Arab countries like Libya and Syria. Was Hitselberger trafficking in classified documents to aid and abet the conspirators against Obama? Was he privy to Benghazi cables sent to the U.S. embassies in the Salafist-supporting GCC countries?

    Romney’s role in treason

    It is clear why Romney hardly ever lauded the military or veterans during the campaign. Romney’s Mormon religion was founded upon treason and insurrection against the U.S. government. The day after the deadly attack on the Benghazi compound, Romney condemned Obama’s lack of an immediate response to the attack, even though the lack of a response can now be placed at the doorstep of Petraeus, Ham, and the CIA assets in Benghazi. There were reports out of Libya that U.S. assets were airborne near the compound to repel the insurgents’ attack, in what was called “Feet Dry Over Libya” but that there was an order for the forces not to land. Who gave that order? Was it Ham in Washington? Was it Petraeus? Or was it another conspirator in the military or CIA chain-of-command?

    It is also suspected that Stevens and his own background may have involved him in covert side assignments for the CIA. Stevens may have been made aware of the use of some CIA and Pentagon assets to plot with Romney against Obama. Stevens, who was said by State Department insiders to have been gay, would have naturally wanted the gay rights-supportive Obama administration to triumph over the retrogressive Republicans and Romney. The killing of Stevens would have eliminated a potential source of information that could have hanged the conspirators and an impediment to proving advanced arms to Syrian rebels from Libyan caches pursuant to the wishes of Ankara, Riyadh, and Doha.

    Washington Post fixture Bob Woodward reported that the Romney campaign offered him a “source” with detailed knowledge of the Benghazi attacks during the last week of October. Who may that source have been? A photograph has emerged of Broadwell with Romney campaign strategist Karl Rove on June 11, 2012. They were attending a meeting in Washington, DC of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The NCSL Legislative Leadership Meeting featured as speakers political pollster Charlie Cook and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Rove. Two things were odd about Broadwell attending the meeting. She was in her Army uniform at what was, ostensibly, a civilian gathering. And NCSL has been at the forefront of drafting legislation on enacting laws that govern the technology used for elections and the maintenance of voter rolls. Karl Rove attending such a gathering is like putting a fox in a henhouse. And what drew Broadwell to a conference partly focused on election integrity? Her background is in counter-terrorism and national security.

    Rove has long been rumored to have close links to certain CIA operations, including those in Sweden. Rove has been a political adviser to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, a conservative who has sidled up to the CIA on issues ranging from the CIA’s rendition of Muslims from Swedish soil, CIA use of Swedish airfields for rendition activity, and the attempt by the United States to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face trial in the United States.

    The Broadwell connection to Rove is key. The death list of those with a possible connection to the Petraeus scandal does not end with Ivens, Prieto, Stevens, and the other Benghazi personnel. On November 9, mere hours before the Petraeus resignation was reported, the body of a private security guard for Reinfeldt was discovered at the Prime Minister’s waterfront Sagerska Palace in Stockholm. The guard, said to be a “familiar face” around the palace, worked for Svensk BevakningsTjänst, Sweden’s third largest security company, which is owned by the large conglomerate Axel Johnson AB. Renfeldt and his family were not home at the time of the death, which was said to have been caused by an “accidental” or “self-inflicted” gun shot. Is there a connection between the suspicious death of the private guard for Rove’s friend Reinfeldt and Obama’s Secret Service agent and the FBI agent in Los Angeles? Did one or more of them know too much?

    Petraeus girl friend with Karl Rove, June 11, 2012.

    Obama never allowed himself to be drawn into the trap laid for him over Benghazi by Romney, Rove, disloyal military officers, and some CIA elements. There are indications the conspiracy against Obama was large. The same day that Petraeus resigned, officially over an “extramarital affair,” Christopher Kubisek, the incoming CEO of America’s largest defense contractor, Lockeed Martin, was fired by the company’s board for a “close, personal relationship” with a subordinate.

    If such a series of resignations and forced retirements were to occur in other countries, the CIA would call them a government purge. Former CIA officer Robert Baer said in an interview that he knew of past CIA directors who had extramarital affairs but the FBI had never been called in to investigate. WMR has reported on a past extramarital affair involving CIA director Michael Hayden with a subordinate female Air Force Lieutenant Colonel while he was director of NSA. The FBI was never called in to investigate. Baer may have been referring to Hayden, as well as other past CIA directors.

    Petraeus may have been faced with two choices: resigning in disgrace over his “affair” or being prosecuted for treason. He and, presumably others, like Ham and Gaouette, took the easy way out and resigned. Their oath upon being commissioned is succinct:

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Under Article 90 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, during times of war — and we are always told we are in a permanent war on terrorism — a military member who willfully disobeys a superior can be sentenced to death. Petraeus is hoping to be named President of Princeton University rather than face a firing squad.

    Petraeus has a chance to clear his name to a degree. Just as Marine Corps General Smedley Butler was approached by treasonous Republicans who wanted to oust President Franklin Roosevelt in a coup in 1934, playing along with the plotters until he could amass enough evidence to rat them out to the Congress, Petraeus is in a position to identify the treasonous plotters of 2012. They obviously include Cantor, Rove, Romney, Ham, and others who are, as yet, unidentified. If Petraeus remains silent, he will forever be known by his other handle given to him by his military subordinates: “General Betray Us.”

    Here is Part II – a shorter read but it looks like there may very well be more to this Jill Kelly story, the reported socialite from Tampa who sent Broadwell emails to the FBI.

    November 13-14, 2012 — By Dawn’s Early Light — neocon and military plot against Obama unravels

    “By Dawn’s Early Light” was the last Cold War movie about renegade Pentagon generals acting without the authorization of the President of the United States. Although the Cold War is long since over, the concept of renegade Pentagon flag rank officers defying the president appears to have become a reality. And every dawn’s early light now brings forth new revelations of what can only be described as a major conspiracy to create a foreign conflagration that would see President Obama defeated for re-election amid an engineered crisis in Libya.

    As the David Petraeus scandal and the plot against Obama by neocon flag rank officers working with the Mitt Romney campaign continues to unfold, President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning about the inherent dangers of the “military-industrial complex” to our democratic form of government becomes as clear as ever:

    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

    The attempt by senior military members working with the Romney campaign to implement what Romney called a “Jimmy Carter Strategy” to present Obama with a full-scale U.S. embassy hostage situation in Benghazi was not limited to senior military officers and Romney operatives like Dan Senor and Karl Rove but also included the “industrial” portion of Eisenhower’s dreaded military-industrial complex.

    Shortly after Petraeus announced that he was resigning over an extra-marital affair, Christoper Kubasik, the incoming chief executive officer of Lockheed-Martin, America’s largest defense contractor and which is based not far from the Pentagon in Bethesda, Maryland, was fired by the corporation’s board for having a “lengthy, close, personal relationship” with a subordinate employee. With much of the military’s functions being contracted out to companies like Lockheed-Martin, a global plot against the President by senior military commanders would have required contractor support. And Lockheed-Martin (or “Lock-Mart”) is the biggest and most powerful of them all, with its hooks inside the FBI surveillance and counter-surveillance technology through its ownership of Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and contracts for cyber-security at the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland and the FBI at Quantico, Virginia.

    Following the Petraeus resignation and Kubasik’s firing for the exact same official reason — extramarital affairs — Microsoft’s media shy executive for Windows development, Steven Sinofsky, resigned (or as some suggest, was fired by CEO Steve Ballmer). No official reason was given. However, as the Petraeus scandal unfolded and began to involve other senior generals, it also became clear that e-mails between Petraeus and his girlfriend Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Paula Broadwell, between Broadwell and a MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa socialite named Jill Kelley, and between Kelley and commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Marine Corps General John Allen were being leaked. It was also reported that the FBI was searching Broadwell’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina after reports surfaced that her reported access to classified information did not come from CIA director Petraeus but from another source, or, perhaps, through a backdoor in software provided by Microsoft to the military and intelligence community — a backdoor that now ex-Windows guru Mr. Sinofsky might have known about.

    Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden, who arranged for Microsoft back doors to be installed in government and commercial software, has publicly called for Petraeus to answer questions about the siege of the U.S. embassy and the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other State Department personnel. However, Hayden, who had his own extra-marital affair with an Air Force subordinate Air Force Lieutenant Colonel named Erika Proctor, whom he met in Sarajevo before he was NSA director, was an adviser to Romney, who hoped to use the Benghazi attack as a way of diminishing Obama’s crisis reaction skills. Hayden, as NSA director, would have worked closely with Sinofsky and his staff to place back doors into Microsoft Windows e-mail and other communications systems. In fact, Microsoft maintains a full-time office at NSA headquarters to deal with surveillance issues that arise with Microsoft systems.

    FBI agents searching Broadwell’s home in Charlotte were seen carrying out a Dell PC in addition to an iMac and a printer. It was also emerged that Broadwell appeared in a commercial for a Swiss automatic weapons manufacturer, KRISS Arms, which has its U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a city that has close connections to the former Blackwater USA and which is a major base for the Navy SEALS.

    Earlier reports that Broadwell sent Kelley threatening e-mails over what Broadwell believed were Kelley’s amorous intentions toward Petraeus now appear to have been false. In fact, a mysterious and unnamed FBI agent who was in contact with Representatives Dave Reichert (D-WA) and Eric Cantor (R-VA), the latter the house Majority Leader, appears to have interjected himself into the Petraeus matter but also began sending shirtless photographs of himself to Kelley, a Lebanese-American from Philadelphia who is married to a Tampa surgeon who works at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

    It has been leaked that 30,000 pages of correspondence between Kelley and General Allen, who succeeded Petraeus as commander in Afghanistan, have been obtained by FBI investigators. Allen, who commands the International security Force in Afghanistan was slated to become the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO but that nomination is now on hold and investigators are determining the nature of the relationship between Allen and Kelley and whether Kelley obtained classified information from Allen. Kelley supposedly works as an unpaid liaison between the U.S. Central and Special Operations Commands in Tampa and the U.S. State Department and the local community. Kelley reportedly works with Vice Admiral Robert Harward, a Navy SEAL and the deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa. Petraeus served as chief of CENTCOM before being assigned to Afghanistan to command U.S. and NATO forces.

    Allen’s deputy commander for logistics in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Sinclair, was relieved of his duties last May. Sinclair faces charges at Fort Bragg, North Carolina that he engaged in sex crimes against five women: four subordinates and a civilian. The fact that such a case involving a flag rank officer is going to a full court-martial is considered highly unusual. In many cases, such cases involving senior officers result in an early retirement and letters of reprimand. However, in a period of disloyal flag ranks officers being discovered throughout commands around the world, what was unusual now appears to standard operating procedure.

    About the same time that Petraeus’s affir was being circulated to a few individuals in Washington, the Navy relieved Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette of his duties as commander of the USS Stennis Strike Group while it was in transit in the Pacific en route to Indian Ocean waters. No reason was given and Navy sources have told WMR that the sacking of Gaouette is shrouded in secrecy.

    Ironically, Kelley’s twin sister, Natalie Khawam, is an attorney who graduated from Georgetown Law School and specializes in protecting whistleblowers. Khawam had an acrimonious divorce from and child custody battle with Washington, DC venture capitalist Grayson Wolfe, who is a founding partner of Akkadian Private Ventures, LLC and “affiliated” companies. Akkadia is an extinct empire that existed in what is now Iraq. More interestingly, from January to August 2004, Wolfe worked as the Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq and reported to Paul “Jerry” Bremer and his communications director Dan Senor. Wolfe was in Iraq during the same time Petraeus was serving as Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division. Senor was a chief adviser to Romney in the presidential campaign. Before being assigned to Baghdad, Wolfe was Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction and Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States at the same time publisher Phil Merrill served the bank as chairman. Merrill, who arranged for the type of loans to Iraq that benefited Wolfe’s job of securing contracts for oil and other companies in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, was found in the Chesapeake Bay on June 19, 2006. His feet were wrapped in anchor chain and his body had a bullet wound. The Medical Examiner ruled Merrill’s death a suicide.

    Akkadian’s managing director is oil man and former Bechtel executive Ross Connelly. He served as Maine State Chairman for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign. Many of Akkadians principals are former officials of the Export-Import Bank but the company;’s website is blocking access to the corporate board of advisers. Akkadian is involved in projects in Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, and most interestingly, in Libya.

    • Renee says:

      the attack on the consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management officer Sean Smith, and ex-US Navy SEAL team and likely CIA non-official cover security contractor agents Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. The two ex-SEALs were said to work for a little-known security firm called the Blue Mountain Group. Why was Stevens being protected by contractors in a dangerous war zone?

      The Blue Mountain Group***NOTE***


      After forcefully denying it last week, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland admitted yesterday that a British private security company, the Blue Mountain Group, was contracted by the State Department to provide security for the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the U.S. Ambassador and other Americans were murdered on Sept. 11.

      According to Wired.com’s “Danger Room,” the State Department signed a contract with Blue Mountain on May 3 to provide security for the consulate, even though Blue Mountain is not on the State Department’s list of approved contractors for diplomatic security.

      However, Blue Mountain has other qualifications that would appeal to British ass-kisser Barack Obama. Blue Mountain’s website boasts: “Our core expertise derives from our heritage, gained from many years service in UK Special Forces, with operational skills and expertise acquired from both the SBS and SAS, together with specialist police and intelligence units.” (SBS refers to Special Boat Services, and SAS to Special Air Services, both long-standing components of the British special operations forces.)

      hummmm….let’s look more….so many takes on this story, and somewhere in here is the true story….

  6. Renee says:

    Barclays Bank PLC and Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives Master Fund LP does not have any Key Executives recorded.

  7. Renee says:

    This story is reminding me of my old posts on this one….
    Simon Mann’s father, George Mann, captained the England cricket team in the late 1940s and was an heir to a stake in the Watney Mann brewing empire that closed in 1979, having been acquired by Grand Metropolitan (which, in 1997, became Diageo plc on its merger with Guinness). His mother is South African.

    Sandline International was a private military company based in London, established in the early 1990s. It was involved in conflicts in Papua New Guinea in 1997 (having a contract with the government under the then Prime Minister Julius Chan) causing the Sandline affair, in 1998 in Sierra Leone (having a contract with ousted President Kabbah) and in Liberia in 2003 (in a rebel attempt to evict the then-president Charles Taylor near the end of the civil war). Sandline ceased all operations on 16 April 2004. On the company’s website, a reason for closure is given:

    “ The general lack of governmental support for Private Military Companies willing to help end armed conflicts in places like Africa, in the absence of effective international intervention, is the reason for this decision. Without such support the ability of Sandline to make a positive difference in countries where there is widespread brutality and genocidal behaviour is materially diminished.[1] ”

    Sandline was managed by former British Army Lt Col Tim Spicer. Sandline billed itself as a “Private Military Company” (PMC) and offered military training, “operational support” (equipment and arms procurement and limited direct military activity), intelligence gathering, and public relations services to governments and corporations. While the mass media often referred to Sandline as a mercenary company, the company’s founders disputed that characterisation. a commercial adviser for Sandline once told the BBC that the firm saw themselves differently from mercenaries, stating that they were an established entity with “established sets of principles” and that they employed professional people.[1] He reiterated that the firm would not accept contracts from groups or governments that would jeopardise its reputation.[1]

    Spicer recounted his experiences with Sandline in the book An Unorthodox Soldier.

    Contents [show]
    1 Further reading
    2 References
    3 See also
    4 External links

    [edit] Further readingLicensed to Kill, Hired Guns in the War on Terror by Robert Young Pelton (Crown, Sept 1, 2006)
    Tim Spicer, An Unorthodox Soldier, Mainstream Pub Co Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-84018-349-7
    P. W. Singer, Corporate Warriors, The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Cornell University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-8014-8915-6
    Michael Bilton “The Private War of Tumbledown Tim”, Sunday Times Magazine, 2 July, 2000.
    [edit] References^ a b BBC News (15 March 2004). “Mercenaries in Africa’s conflicts”. BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3501632.stm.

    Anthony Leslie Rowland “Tony” Buckingham is an oil industry executive with a significant share holding in Heritage Oil Corporation. Heritage is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange since 1999. In 2008, Heritage listed on the London Stock Exchange.[1] Buckingham’s direct and indirect share holding is estimated to represent 33% of Heritage. This share was reduced in November 2007 via a share placement made through JP Morgan and Canaccord.

    Contents [show]
    1 Private military background
    2 Oil background
    3 Sailing
    4 References
    5 External links

    [edit] Private military backgroundBuckingham is a former partner of the private military company Executive Outcomes.[2] He has had no involvement with such organizations since 1999 and has focused his time on running Heritage.[citation needed]

    [edit] Oil backgroundBuckingham, the current CEO[3] and major shareholder of Heritage, has led the company through major exploration finds, including the hydrocarbon system in Lake Albert, Uganda and the M’Boundi oilfield in the Republic of Congo. This positive track record should continue as a result of the recently awarded licenses in the Iraqi Kurdistan and Mali.




    Timothy Simon Spicer, OBE (born 1952) is a British former army officer, Ex CEO of the private security company (PSC) Aegis Defence Services. He is a veteran of the Falklands War and also served with the British Army in Northern Ireland. He became well known as an employee of Sandline International, a private military company (PMC) which closed in April 2004.

    Contents [show]
    1 Early life and military career
    2 Private military company
    2.1 Sandline affair
    2.2 Sierra Leone Scandal: the arms-to-Africa affair
    2.3 Aegis Defence Services
    2.4 Criticism by US senators
    3 References
    4 External links

    [edit] Early life and military careerBorn in 1952 in Aldershot, England, Spicer attended Sherborne School and followed his father into the British Army, attending Sandhurst and then joining the Scots Guards. He tried to join the Special Air Service (SAS), but failed the entry course.[3] In 1982, his unit was pulled from Tower of London guard duty and sent to the Falklands War where he saw action at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown.

    Spicer was involved in a controversial incident while serving in Northern Ireland in 1992. On 4 September 1992, two soldiers of the Scots Guards under Lieutenant Colonel Spicer’s command, Guardsmen Mark Wright and James Fisher, shot a civilian in the back. At the subsequent trial, it was heard that 18 year old Peter McBride, who died at the scene, had been unarmed and not a threat. Immediately following the shooting, the guardsmen were interviewed by Spicer along with three other officers before they were interviewed by police. Spicer later wrote “I thought between us we could reach a balanced judgement on what happened.”[4] Spicer has since maintained the same version of events as Wright and Fisher, that the two soldiers believed McBride was about to throw a coffee jar bomb contained in a plastic bag he was carrying.[5] This in spite of the fact that McBride had been searched moments earlier by members of the same patrol. The bag was subsequently found to contain a t-shirt.[6] Spicer defended the actions of his soldiers even when the jury convicted them of murder and the judge sentenced them both to life imprisonment on 10 February 1995. Spicer argued that in the conditions applicable to the incident, Wright and Fisher had legitimately believed their lives to be in peril.[7] Spicer was involved in a successful lobbying campaign which contributed to the British Government’s decision to free Wright and Fisher from Maghaberry Prison on 2 September 1998.[8] Each had served one week less than three years seven months in prison for the murder. They were then flown to Catterick barracks in Yorkshire to meet their commanding officer. The following month the Army Board decided that both men could return to their unit and continue their careers in the British Army. The pair subsequently fought in the Iraq War.[9] In the same year that Fisher and Wright murdered McBride, Lt. Col Spicer was awarded the OBE “for operational service in Northern Ireland”.[10]

    [edit] Private military companyIn 1994 he left the army and founded Sandline International, a private military company.

    [edit] Sandline affairMain article: Sandline affair
    The Sandline affair was a political scandal that became one of the defining moments in the history of Papua New Guinea (PNG), and particularly that of the conflict in Bougainville. It brought down the PNG government of Sir Julius Chan and took Papua New Guinea to the verge of military revolt.

    After coming to power in mid-1994, Prime Minister Chan made repeated attempts to resolve the Bougainville conflict by diplomatic means. These were ultimately unsuccessful, due to the repeated failure of Bougainvillean leaders to arrive at scheduled peace talks. After a number of failed military assaults and the refusal of Australia and New Zealand to provide troops, a decision was then made to investigate the use of mercenaries. Through some overseas contacts, defence minister Mathias Ijape was put in contact with Spicer.

    He accepted a contract for $36 million, but the deal fell through when the PNG Army found out that so much money was being spent on a job they claimed to be able to do. The Army overthrew the PNG government and arrested Spicer. He was eventually released and sued the PNG government for money not paid.

    [edit] Sierra Leone Scandal: the arms-to-Africa affairWhen employed by Sandline International, Spicer was involved in military operations in the Sierra Leone Civil War, which included importing weapons in apparent violation of the United Nations arms embargo.[11] He had been contacted by Rakesh Saxena, an Indian financier hoping that a new government would grant him diamond and mineral concessions. The controversy over this incident, and whether the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) knew of Sandline’s actions; inquiries into it concluded that the FCO had known of the actions, and that Spicer believed he was not breaking the embargo. However, former British diplomat Craig Murray claims that he was present at a Foreign office meeting when Spicer was explicitly read the text of UN Security Council Resolution 1132 which obliges member states to prevent their nationals from importing arms to Sierra Leone.[12] Spicer always denied that he or Sandline did anything illegal:

    “ Neither Sandline nor Tim Spicer did anything illegal and were, if anything, victims of a wider UK political controversy. Sandline was contracted to supply weapons and professional services to the legitimate elected government of Sierra Leone. This government had been deposed by a military junta in alliance with the Revolutionary United Front, a barbaric rebel movement. The British government knew of the action, which did not contravene international law or the UN Security Council’s arms embargo. The facts are borne out by a Government investigation, two inquiries and a UN Legal opinion. ”
    — Spicer’s FAQ page[2]

    Spicer has claimed that he always has called for greater involvement of the British government in the PMC issue. In fact, Col. Spicer said that six weeks before the arms-to-Africa affair blew up, Sandline had submitted a paper to the Foreign Office calling for greater regulation, but had not yet received a response. At the time, with no government response, Sandline was considering setting up its own oversight committee, including a senior retired general, a lawyer and a representative of the media.[13]

    In late 1999, Spicer left Sandline, which kept operating until 2004. The next year, he launched Crisis and Risk Management. In 2001, he changed the company’s name to Strategic Consulting International and also set up a partner firm specialising in anti-piracy consulting, called Trident Maritime. In 2002, Spicer established Aegis Defence Services, which around the beginning of the Iraq war was consulting for the Disney Cruise Line.

    [edit] Aegis Defence ServicesSpicer was Chief Executive of Aegis Defence Services, a PMC based in London, until replaced by Major General Graham Binns in 2010. The chairman of the Aegis board of directors is former Defence minister, Nicholas Soames MP.[14] The Board of Directors include: General Sir Roger Wheeler, Chief of the General Staff; Paul Boateng, former Labour Minister and ex-High Commissioner to South Africa[15] and Sir John Birch, former British deputy ambassador to the United Nations.

    In October 2004, Aegis won a $293 million three-year contract in Iraq outsourcing, among other things, intelligence for the U.S. Army.[15][16]

    “ Spicer is effectively in charge of the second largest military force in Iraq – some 20,000 private soldiers. Just don’t call him a mercenary. ”
    — Stephen Armstrong Guardian journalist[17]
    [edit] Criticism by US senatorsIn 2005, following the award of this contract, five senators— Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd and John Kerry – wrote a joint letter [18] calling on Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld to investigate the granting of the Aegis contract describing Spicer as “an individual with a history of supporting excessive use of force against a civilian population” and stating that he “vigorously defends [human rights abuses]”.

    In a December 2005 letter to his constituents, Senator Barack Obama called on the Department of Defense to withdraw its contract with Aegis. Senator, now President, Obama wrote that “The CEO of Aegis Defense Services Tim Spicer has been implicated in a variety of human rights abuses around the globe” and stated that “given his history, I agree that the United States should consider rescinding its contract with his company.” [19]

    [edit] References^ resist.org.uk (2007). “Lt Col Tim Spicer”. pub. Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071008015710/http://www.resist.org.uk/reports/archive/misc/spicer.php. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
    ^ a b c Aegis Defence Services (2007). “Tim Spicer OBE – Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Defence Services Ltd”. Aegis World. http://www.aegisworld.com/tim-spicer.html. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
    ^ a b Robert Baer (1 March 2007). “US: Iraq’s Mercenary King”. Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/04/spicer200704?printable=true&currentPage=all. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
    ^ An Unorthodox Soldier, by Tim Spicer, Mainstream Publishing, 1999, p.121.
    ^ An Unorthodox Soldier, by Tim Spicer, Mainstream Publishing, 1999, p.121.
    ^ The murder of Peter Mc Bride, Pat Finucane Centre, accessed 7 January 2009.
    ^ Charles M. Sennott (22 June 2004). “Security firm’s $293m deal under scrutiny”. The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/06/22/security_firms_293m_deal_under_scrutiny/. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
    ^ An Unorthodox Soldier, by Tim Spicer, Mainstream Publishing, 1999, p.125.
    ^ Belfast court rules on McBride killers, RTE News, 13 June 2003.
    ^ http://www.aegisworld.com/index.php/tim-spicer
    ^ ANDREW ACKERMAN (29 December 2004). “Tim Spicer’s World”. The Nation. http://www.thenation.com/docprint.mhtml?i=20050110&s=ackerman. Retrieved 14 August 2007.[dead link]
    ^ Craig Murray. The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and other Conflicts I Have Known (12 Jan 2009 ed.). Atholl Publishing; First edition. pp. 220. ISBN 0-9561299-0-0.
    ^ Andrew Gilligan (22 November 1998). “Inside Lt Col Spicer’s new model army”. The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070519032042/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1998/11/22/narmy22.html. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
    ^ Aegis Defence Services website – Management
    ^ a b Jonathan Oliver, Political Editor (8 November 2009; A01). “Lobbying row as ex-minister Paul Boateng lands defence firm job”. The Times. UK. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6908050.ece. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
    ^ Steve Fainaru and Alec Klein (1 July 2007; A01). “In Iraq, a Private Realm Of Intelligence-Gathering”. Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/30/AR2007063001075_pf.html. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
    ^ Stephen Armstrong (May 20, 2006). “The enforcer”. The Guardian. UK. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1779424,00.html. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
    ^ Ray O’Hanlon (7 December 2004; A01). “Pentagon now paying millions to Spicer”. Irish National Caucus. IR. http://www.irishnationalcaucus.org/pages/Spicer/Pentagon%20now%20paying%20millions%20to%20Spicer.htm. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
    ^ Tom Griffin (15 December 2005; A01). “Irish urge OBAMA to keep promises on Spicer”. Irish National Caucus. IR. http://www.irishnationalcaucus.org/pages/Articles2008/IRISH%20URGE%20OBAMA%20TO%20KEEP%20PROMISE%20ON%20SPICER%20Rescind%20the%20$293%20million%20security%20contract.htm. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
    [edit] External linksRobert Young Pelton (29 August 2006). Licensed to Kill, Hired Guns in the War on Terror. Crown. ISBN 1-4000-9781-9.
    Robert Young Pelton (1 December 2003). Three World’s Gone Mad. Lyons Press. ISBN 1-59228-100-1.
    Tim Spicer (1 September 2000). An Unorthodox Soldier. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 1-84018-349-7.
    Sandline International
    Aegis Defence Services

    The author, Paul Spicer, is the son of one of the Happy Valley set, Margaret Spicer, and apparently got interested in–even obsessed with –the …




    Sir Mark Thatcher, 2nd Baronet (born 15 August 1953) is the son of Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet and Baroness Thatcher, the former Conservative British Prime Minister, and twin brother of Carol Thatcher. Thatcher attracted headlines for his early youthful playboy lifestyle, involvement in motorsports, business associations, and for the role he played in an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea, for which he was fined R3,000,000 rand (approximately £313,000 or $500,000) and received a four-year suspended jail sentence.

    Contents [show]
    1 Personal life
    2 Motorsport career
    3 Business career
    4 Equatorial Guinea coup
    5 Titles and styles
    5.1 Timeline of titles
    6 References
    7 External links
    7.1 Profiles

    [edit] Personal lifeThatcher married Diane Burgdorf, the conservative Lutheran daughter of the millionaire Texas car dealer Theodore C. Burgdorf, on 14 February 1987 in Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London, England.[citation needed] They reportedly met at a party for D Magazine, a Dallas lifestyle publication, while Thatcher was living in Texas as a representative of the luxury automotive company Lotus Cars. The family moved to South Africa.[1] They have a son (the heir apparent to the baronetcy) and a daughter:

    Michael Thatcher (born 28 February 1989)[2]
    Amanda Margaret Thatcher (born 1993)
    On 19 September 2005, the couple announced their intention to divorce. Burgdorf married American statistician and sports card millionaire James Beckett in 2008.[3]

    In March 2008, Tim Walker revealed in the Sunday Telegraph’s Mandrake diary that Thatcher had secretly married Sarah Jane, Lady Francis Russell. She is the ex-wife of Lord Francis Russell (a younger son of John Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford), the daughter of Terence J. Clemence and a sister of The Viscountess Rothermere.[4][5] During his first marriage, Thatcher had an affair with Russell, about which Diane Thatcher later confronted Russell.


    Based out of the couple’s mansion, the Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation claimed on its tax forms that it “shall be operated exclusively to conduct cancer research and to grant wishes to terminally ill adult cancer patients.”

    From the records, it appears that the charity fell far short of its mission. While the origins of the seed money used to start the charity in 2007 are unclear, financial records reviewed by The Huffington Post reveal that the group spent all of its money not on research, but on parties, entertainment, travel and attorney fees.

    By the end of 2007, the charity had gone bankrupt, having conveniently spent exactly the same amount of money, $157,284, as it started with — not a dollar more, according to its 990 financial form. Of that, $43,317 was billed as “Meals and Entertainment,” $38,610 was assigned to “Travel,” another $25,013 was spent on legal fees, and $8,822 went to “Automotive Expenses.”

    The Kelleys also listed smaller expenses that appear excessive for a charity operating from a private home, including $12,807 for office expenses and supplies, and $7,854 on utilities and telephones.

    Kelley is millions of dollars in debt while her twin sister filed for bankruptcy. What was Petreaus, General Allen, an FBI agent, Senators Kerry and Whitehouse, plus numerous other general officers, congressmen, Democratic and Republican party officials doing hanging around this woman?

    Strap yourselves in, folks. We haven’t seen the bottom of this yet.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/jill_kelleys_cancer_charity_run_out_of_her_house_was_a_scam.html#ixzz2CE3gYkBT

    Auma Obama

    Barack Obama’s half-sister, born c. 1960.[99] As of July 2008, development worker in Kenya.[100] She studied German at the University of Heidelberg from 1981 to 1987. After her graduation in Heidelberg she went on for graduate studies at the University of Bayreuth, which awarded her a PhD in 1996. Her dissertation was on the conception of labor in Germany and its literary reflections.[100] Auma Obama has lived in London and in 1996 married an Englishman, Ian Manners, although they have since divorced.[101] They have a daughter named Akinyi (b. 1997).[100][102] In 2011 Auma Obama was interviewed for Turk Pipkin’s documentary Building Hope.

  8. Renee says:

    Retired Army Maj. Glenn MacDonald, editor-in-chief of MilitaryCorruption.com, told Accuracy in Media, “While Petraeus is a retired Army general and a civilian, most recently director of the CIA, he is still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). According to regulations, if an officer is drawing retired pay, they can be called back on active duty to face charges at court-martial. Since adultery is a crime in the military, it is possible, although unlikely, that General Petraeus could face legal action.”

    He added, “If he was charged, my guess is he would pay a fine and perhaps be reduced in rank one grade. Barring a finding of treason or leaking secrets, it is my educated guess Petraeus would not do any jail time.”

    The leaking of secrets, however, has now become the subject of several news reports, with claims of classified information on his mistress Paula Broadwell’s computer. Broadwell herself publicly gave information about the attack in Libya that appears to be classified. What’s more, The New York Times reports that FBI agents went to Broadwell’s home on Monday night “and were seen carrying away what several reporters at the scene said were boxes of documents.” The Washington Post reports that a senior law enforcement official said the agents were searching for any classified or sensitive documents that may have been in Broadwell’s possession.

    Because of Cantor’s failure to go public, the scandal exploded only after the election, as Petraeus submitted his resignation as CIA director and Obama accepted it. “I would like to congratulate President Obama on his re-election,” Cantor had actually said on his blog, knowing that Obama’s administration was engaged in a massive cover-up. Only later did he acknowledge, in response to a New York Times report, that he had the information that could have derailed Obama’s presidential campaign and possibly given Mitt Romney the presidency.

    Cantor, the House Majority Leader, had produced an 8,000-word report on October 23 assailing Obama for instituting an imperial presidency. He and his colleagues had been extremely critical of Obama’s management of U.S. foreign policy, suggesting that the war on terrorism had been badly mishandled and that the administration was covering up what really happened when four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. Petraeus was right in the middle of this scandal and was scheduled to testify before Congress about it.

    It was in this context that a whistleblower approached Reichert and then Cantor with information about the FBI cover-up of the CIA director’s activities. The whistleblower undoubtedly thought that the Republicans would take the information and act on it, exposing the high-level cover-up before the presidential election. Instead, Cantor was content to let FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was re-appointed by Obama, handle the investigation.

    But Cantor knew at that point, because of what the whistleblower had told him, that Mueller had not informed Congress about the probe and was failing to hold Petraeus accountable for his affair and the handling of the classified information. So turning the information over to Mueller was the equivalent of muzzling the whistleblower.

    “On Saturday, Oct. 27, Cantor spoke by phone to an FBI employee who told him about an investigation, including the details about Petraeus’ affair, and said he was concerned that classified information had been compromised,” reported Jonathan Karl of ABC News. The FBI employee first contacted Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), who then put the employee in touch with Cantor, Karl added. Notice the reference to “details about Petraeus’ affair.”

    The revelation of Republicans being in possession of advance detailed knowledge of the scandal was first disclosed by The New York Times, which reported, “…the F.B.I. agent who had helped get a preliminary inquiry started, and learned of Mr. Petraeus’s affair and the initial concerns about security breaches, became frustrated.” It is clear that that he went to Congress out of frustration with the failure of the FBI to go after Petraeus and his mistress.

    Cantor’s official statement was, “I was contacted by an F.B.I. employee concerned that sensitive, classified information may have been compromised and made certain Director Mueller was aware of these serious allegations and the potential risk to our national security.” (Emphasis added)

    The FBI, of course, was completely aware of these “serious allegations” all along. The FBI knew about the scandal but was not acting on it, which is why the whistleblower went to Reichert and Cantor in the first place.

    By going to Mueller, Cantor put the FBI whistleblower’s career in jeopardy. This helps explain why the whistleblower is fast becoming the subject of various negative news reports about his personal life. He trusted the Republicans and they failed him.

  9. Renee says:

    He who plays with a National Election gets burned ? Does he ?
    Spouse(s) Diana Fine ***NOTE***

  10. Renee says:

    Funny no ? Looks like my work has been taken !

    Sorry, but this is my work FOLKS.

    Wondering Kate if Leza knows the work is stolen ? She worked on this too with me….Shame..poor Leza, used too. Not nice.

  11. Renee says:

    Jill Kelley requested “diplomatic protection” in 911 call
    According to retired Colonel E.J. Otero, Jill Kelley doesn’t qualify for diplomatic protection.

    “It is not possible at all. Diplomatic immunity, diplomatic protection is only given to American personnel. Diplomatic personnel in foreign countries,” he said.

    Otero says Kelley’s title was honorary, given by the Coalition Village at MacDill. He compared it to an honorary doctorate, stating that does not make an individual a physician.

    “So (Kelley’s honorary title) has no value, no legal protection, no legal authority,” he said.

  12. Renee says:

    The key moment, however, was Obama’s admission that he was aware of the attacks taking place in Benghazi. After stating that now that the election was over, he’d be happy to give information, he let it slip that he knew what was going on September 11:

    I can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger, that my orders to my National Security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they’re safe. And that’s the same order that I would give anytime that I see Americans are in danger, whether they’re civilian or military, because that’s our number one priority.

    This is more information than Obama has revealed before. We know nothing about Obama’s whereabouts the evening of September 11; we know nothing about the orders he gave. If he did in fact give orders to his national security team, why did we not know anything about them? Why didn’t we hear anything about them? Is there any evidence of such orders?

    These are all questions that must be answered by the White House, particularly if President Obama wants to play the wronged politician of honor.

  13. Kathy says:


    Great post & research Renee.

    • Renee says:

      Thank you my sweet friend. There is more Kathy. From another sweet friend that is a real peach. h/t to her as well.




      Broadwell’s father said Sunday his daughter is the victim of character assassination and implied the bombshell story is just a smoke screen for something bigger.



      “January 2005 ? Present (7 years 11 months)

      Grayson is a founding partner of Akkadian Private Ventues, LLC and its affiliate companies. He has designed and executed developmental projects & transactions principally in the power, oil & gas and water sectors…
      In addition, he has been involved with project finance, private sector development, privitizations, infrastructure security, and capital markets projects.
      Before starting Akkadian, he previously served as Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction and Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He was appointed to the bank by President Bush in June 2002.
      Between January and August 2004, Grayson served as Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq.”

      … Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served as Petraeus’s deputy when both generals led the military’s Tampa-based Central Command from 2008 until 2010.
      IRAQIS dare not utter the sisters’ names. But through their marriages, the Al-Khawam women delivered the keys of the vaults of Baghdad for their four businessman brothers.
      This wealthy quartet was virtually unknown beyond Iraq and the Middle East until late in October, when a global corruption report revealed their business empire as a vital conduit for huge kickbacks to Saddam Hussein – including $US221.7 million ($300 million) from the Australian Wheat Board.
      As Shiites, they came from the wrong side of the track in Saddam’s Sunni-dominated regime.
      But they won pole position in the rigidly regimented Iraqi economy by signing over half the shares in a string of companies – they would put up all the venture capital, but they delivered half the profits to the regime.







      OR BOTH.

  14. Renee says:

    To identify which private technology companies are entering hyper-growth, Akkadian has developed a proprietary methodology called the Momentum Index, an automated data collection technology that identifies key indicators of success. Akkadian uses this data to determine which companies are eligible for its liquidity programs. As a free service to the entrepreneurial community, Akkadian also releases portions of this data online through http://www.momentumindex.com.

    Akkadian’s early track record points to the value of this methodology in vetting investments: to date, two of Akkadian’s nine early portfolio companies have already gone public, and four have announced IPO plans.
    Akkadian is led by Ben Black, who co-founded the fund with securities law expert Peter Smith, technology executive Chris Tarr and angel investor Raymond Tonsing. An eleven-year veteran of the private equity space, Black’s track record includes Allconnect, Cloudmark, Underamour, Convio, Lithium Technologies, Intelepeer, Splunk, Docusign, Citizenhawk, Trupanion and Telephia. Black is also the co-founder with Josh Becker of New Cycle Capital, a seed fund focused on socially responsible investing that invested in Opower. Black was also on the investment teams at Maveron and Rosewood Capital. Prior to his venture capital career, Black was part of the founding team at Harris Interactive, a pioneer in Internet-based market research. During Ben’s tenure, the company completed a successful IPO and generated $200 million in revenue.

    “Unlike most secondary firms, we focus solely on the needs of employees and companies. We’re all entrepreneurs, so we put entrepreneurs at the center of what we do,” said Ben Black, co-founder and chief investment officer at Akkadian Ventures. “We aren’t just trying to buy stock. We are problem solvers for employees and companies. We are trying to innovate around early liquidity in a way that meets the needs of all of a company’s stakeholders.”

    And again, the same info from above;

    Grayson is a founding partner of Akkadian Private Ventues, LLC and its affiliate companies. He has designed and executed developmental projects & transactions principally in the power, oil & gas and water sectors…
    In addition, he has been involved with project finance, private sector development, privitizations, infrastructure security, and capital markets projects.
    Before starting Akkadian, he previously served as Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction and Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He was appointed to the bank by President Bush in June 2002.
    Between January and August 2004, Grayson served as Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq.”
    … Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served as Petraeus’s deputy when both generals led the military’s Tampa-based Central Command from 2008 until 2010.
    IRAQIS dare not utter the sisters’ names. But through their marriages, the Al-Khawam women delivered the keys of the vaults of Baghdad for their four businessman brothers.
    This wealthy quartet was virtually unknown beyond Iraq and the Middle East until late in October, when a global corruption report revealed their business empire as a vital conduit for huge kickbacks to Saddam Hussein – including $US221.7 million ($300 million) from the Australian Wheat Board.
    As Shiites, they came from the wrong side of the track in Saddam’s Sunni-dominated regime.
    But they won pole position in the rigidly regimented Iraqi economy by signing over half the shares in a string of companies – they would put up all the venture capital, but they delivered half the profits to the regime.

  15. Renee says:

    Antoin “Tony” Rezko (born 1955) is an American businessman. He lived in Chicago, and was convicted on several counts of fraud and bribery in 2008. He was a fundraiser for Illinois Democratic and Republican politicians since the 1980s. After becoming a major contributor to Rod Blagojevich’s successful gubernatorial election, Rezko assisted Blagojevich in setting up the state’s first Democratic administration in twenty years. Rezko was able to have business associates appointed onto several state boards. Rezko and several others were indicted on federal charges in October 2006, for using their connections to the state boards to demand kickbacks from businesses that wanted to do business with the state. While the others pleaded guilty to the charges, Rezko pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of 16 of the 24 charges filed against him. On November 23, 2011, Rezko was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison.[1]

    Contents [show]
    1 Early life and education
    2 Career
    3 Legal troubles
    3.1 Public corruption charges
    3.2 Charges related to private business dealings
    4 Ties to politicians
    4.1 Ties to Rod Blagojevich
    4.2 Ties to Barack Obama
    4.2.1 History
    4.2.2 Real estate dealings
    4.2.3 Obama’s letters
    4.3 Ties to other politicians
    5 References
    6 External links

    [edit] Early life and educationRezko was born in 1955 in Aleppo, Syria, to a prominent Syriac Catholic family.[2] After graduating from college there, Rezko moved to Chicago and earned an undergraduate and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in the late 1970s. He joined an engineering company, designing nuclear power plants, then left to design roads for the state Transportation Department, making $21,590 in his first year there.[3][4]

    [edit] CareerSoon after beginning his career as a civil engineer, Rezko started in real estate buying vacant lots and developing single family residences and investing in fast-food restaurants, including the first Subway in Chicago. Many properties were in lower-income African American neighborhoods.[2][5] Then, meeting Jabir Herbert (J.H.) Muhammad, former manager of heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and son of the late Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad, he was asked in 1983 to support the successful mayoral candidacy of Harold Washington. Muhammad’s company, Crucial Concessions, which Rezko went to work for in 1984, won a food contract at the Lake Michigan beaches and in many South Side parks after Washington became the first black mayor of Chicago. Rezko put together endorsement deals for Ali, became the executive director of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, and traveled the world with Ali for five years.[2]

    In 1997, Crucial opened two Panda Express Restaurants at O’Hare, under the city’s minority set-aside program. It lost those franchises in 2005, on the grounds that Muhammad was merely a front for Rezko, who had been appointed trustee of Muhammad’s affairs in the early 1990s because of the latter’s failing health. In March 2008 Muhammad sued Rezko, alleging that he had been swindled out of his home and business interests.[4][5][6]

    In January 1989, Rezko and Daniel Mahru, CEO of a firm that leased ice makers to bars, hotels and restaurants and a former attorney, founded a real-estate development and restaurant holding corporation called Rezmar Corporation. Between 1989 and 1998, Rezmar made deals to rehabilitate 30 buildings, a total of 1,025 apartments, spending more than $100 million from the city, state and federal governments and in bank loans. Rezko and Mahru weren’t responsible for any government or bank loans or the $50 million in federal tax credits they got to rehab the buildings. Rezmar put just $100 into each project and got a 1% stake as the general partner in charge of hiring the architect, contractor, and the company that would manage the buildings. They selected Chicago Property Management, also owned by Rezko and Mahru, to manage the buildings, including selecting the tenants and making repairs. Rezmar also got upfront development fees of at least $6.9 million in all. Under its deals with the Chicago Equity Fund, Rezmar promised to cover all operating losses in any building for seven years, but had no obligation after that, although the Federal Government could recover the tax credits that Rezmar sold from the holders if the projects did not survive for fifteen years or more.[4] By 1998 the company had a net worth of US$34 million[7] and it then turned to purchasing old factories and parcels of land in gentrifying areas of Chicago and turning them into upscale condominium complexes.[4][8] Rezko was named “Entrepreneur of the Decade” by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association.[9]

    Rezko’s investment in restaurant food chains had started with a chain of Panda Express Chinese restaurants. In 1998, Rezko opened his first chain of Papa John’s Pizza restaurants in Chicago and by 2002, he had twenty-six stores in Chicago, at least fifteen in Wisconsin, and seven in Detroit, part of the financing for these stores was through GE Capital.[3] By 2001, Rezko began to fall behind on his franchise payments and loans and he transferred the franchises to several business associates. In 2006, during a lawsuit with Papa John’s over his franchise fees, Rezko renamed his Papa John’s restaurants to Papa Tony’s.[9] Rezko also had a lien filed against his home after losing a civil lawsuit to GE Capital.[3]

    As his business ventures began failing, Rezko entered into several partnership with Iraqi-born business executive Nadhmi Auchi, including a massive 2005 real estate development project on Chicago’s South Loop whose value was pegged by an observer familiar with the deal at $130.5 million.[10] In 2008. Rezko was imprisoned for his failure to disclose a $3.5m loan from Auchi.

  16. Renee says:

    Citizen Wells has covered this story TOTALLY since day 1 ***


    ***Nadhmi Shakir Auchi***

    • Renee says:

      Oscar Sherman Wyatt, Jr. (born 1924) is an American businessman. He was the founder of Coastal Corporation. In 2007 he pled guilty in a U.S. federal court to illegally sending payments to Iraq under the Oil for Food program.[1]

      Contents [show]
      1 Early history
      2 Early business history
      3 Later business history
      4 Incarceration
      5 Personal life
      6 References
      7 External links

      [edit] Early historyWyatt was born in 1924 in Beaumont, Texas and grew up in Navasota, Texas. He worked on farms and at a gas station before earning his pilot’s license at age 16 to work as a crop duster. Wyatt later attended Texas A & M University but left in 1942 to enlist in the Army Air Corps. As a combat aviator, Wyatt was a decorated WWII pilot by age 21. After the war, he returned to Texas A & M and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. .[2]

      [edit] Early business historyWyatt entered the refining industry in the early 1960s. And he began to attend Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meetings in Vienna, Austria. The U.S. refineries were optimized for high sulfur (“sour”) crude oil, so Wyatt began to buy Iraqi oil in 1972.[3]

      [edit] Later business historyWyatt retired as Coastal’s chairman in 1997 yet continued to serve as Executive Committee chairman until Coastal’s sale to the El Paso Natural Gas Company in January 2001. In July 2001, Wyatt created a new company – the NuCoastal Corporation – to explore energy opportunities available across the globe. Today, Wyatt continues to consult with other petroleum related interests to help them improve their processes and procedures, and maximize their pipeline and refinery operations, resulting in better returns for common shareholders.[4]

      [edit] IncarcerationIn October 2007 Wyatt plead guilty to conspiring to, under the Oil for Food program, make illegal payments to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Wyatt received a one year prison sentence, and was sentenced to serve in the minimum security camp at the Federal Correctional Complex, Beaumont, in Beaumont, Texas.

      [edit] Personal lifeWyatt has been married to socialite Lynn Wyatt since 1963 and has four children. Wyatt and his wife reside in the Houston neighborhood of River Oaks.

      Incorporated in 1955 as Coastal States Gas Producing Company, the Coastal Corporation was a major energy producing company when it merged with the El Paso corporation in 2001. As of 1999, Coastal had 13,300 employees and annual Revenues of $8.2 billion.

      Coastal was an diversified energy and petroleum products company headquartered at 9 Greenway Plaza (Coastal Tower) in Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas.[1] Founded by Oscar Wyatt in 1955, the Fortune 500 Energy Company produced and marketed petroleum, natural gas, electricity, and coal but was best known for marketing gasoline at Coastal gas stations across the Eastern United States. With 1999 revenues of $8.2 billion and earnings of $996.1 million, Coastal engaged in refining, marketing and distributing petroleum products nationwide through an exploration and production network of drilling, refining, and transportation from Texas to New York. Its petroleum operation subsidiaries, including Coastal States Trading, bought and sold crude oil in worldwide petroleum markets. By 1999, Coastal Refining and Marketing operated 962 gas stations across New England, Florida, and Texas and was supplied by 4 Oil Refineries, including a 150,000 bbl per day refinery in Corpus Christie, Texas, a 180,000 bbl per day refinery in Eagle Point, New Jersey, a 250,000 barrel per day refinery on the Caribbean Island of Aruba, and a 25,000 bbl per day refinery geared for Asphalt production in Chickasaw, Alabama.

      Coastal Corporation also owned and operated a fleet of oil tankers, tugs, and barges, and 962 convenience stores in thirty-three states. The company also sold Next Generation and Next Generation Plus diesel and unleaded auto fuels. Sales in 1991 totaled $9.549 billion. As an energy producer, the Coastal Corporation was a major player in supplying petroleum products, including marine diesel in the Caribbean, natural gas in Colorado, and heating oil in the Northeast.

      Coastal was a major player in natural gas production and distribution along with competitors Enron, Williams, and El Paso Energy, which Coastal merged with. Coastal produced, gathered, processed, transported, stored and marketed natural gas throughout the United States and by the 1990s Coastal’s 20,000-mile pipeline network, including the Iroquois and Great Lakes pipeline, completed in 1991, and the Empire State Pipeline, completed in 1992, transported five billion cubic feet of natural gas daily.

      In 2003, Oscar Wyatt, considered by some as the real J.R. Ewing of the Oil business, sued the El Paso Corporation for allegedly misrepresenting it’s intentions for Coastal assets. After the merger of Coastal and El Paso Corporation, the former began divesting itself of Coastal assets beginning in 2001. El Paso needed the cash to repay mounting debt it had acquired from following much the same business model as Enron, where El Paso had heavily leveraged itself to fuel sales into new markets for electricity.

      As Coastal’s petroleum marketing and production assets were being sold off piece by piece to competitors Valero, Sunoco, and Conoco Phillips, Oscar Wyatt was being investigated for illegally doing business with Iraq’s Saddamn Hussein in violation of United Sanctions that strictly regulated Iraqi sales of crude oil. In 2007, Oscar Wyatt pled guilty in a U.S. federal court for illegally sending payments to Iraq under the Oil for Food program.

      Contents [show]
      1 Key dates
      2 History
      2.1 The 1970’s : rapid expansion and rising controversy
      2.2 1980-1999: steady acquisitions and growth
      2.3 Acquisition and divestment
      3 Principal subsidiaries
      4 Principal competitors in domestic markets
      4.1 Natural gas and electricity markets
      4.2 Petroleum markets
      5 Gallery
      6 Notes
      7 References

      [edit] Key dates1955: Oscar Wyatt establishes Coastal States Gas Producing Company to gather and market natural gas.
      1962: Coastal enters the petroleum business in buying a pipeline network and Texas Oil Refinery from the Sinclair Oil Corporation.
      1980: The company changes its name to the Coastal Corporation.
      1987: Despite US economic sanctions against Libya, CEO Wyatt negotiates a deal with Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
      1990: Iraq invades Kuwait to begin the Gulf War that led to UN sanctions being placed upon Iraq until invaded by the US in 2003.
      1993: Coastal completes construction on the Empire State Pipeline, a joint venture.
      1995: Oscar Wyatt retires as CEO.
      2001: Coastal is acquired by the El Paso Corporation for 16 billion dollars. The second largest merger in the history of the United States, at the time.
      [edit] HistoryThe Coastal Corporation was based in Houston, Texas with operations in several energy markets. The Fortune 500 energy company owned outright or through joint ventures natural gas pipelines covering over 20,000 miles across the United States. The company’s principal business segments consisted of the gathering, processing, storage, and distribution of natural gas; oil refining and marketing; oil exploration and production; electric power production; and coal mining. With the second largest natural gas storage facilities in the United States, Coastal was handling about 13 percent of the country’s total consumption of natural gas in the late 1990s. The company’s ANR Pipeline subsidiary operated about 18,000 miles of domestic pipeline as well as 14 natural gas processing plants and 27 underground storage facilities. Coastal’s exploration and production division, which operates primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, south Texas, and Utah, had interests in more than 3,000 wells. This segment expanded into international exploration in the 1990s. Coastal owned four refineries that provided gasoline for 34 states through more than 1,500 branded retail outlets.

      To a great extent Coastal’s success can be attributed to the dynamic leadership of founder Oscar Wyatt. Wyatt served in World War II as a bomber pilot, earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A & M University, and gained experience in the oil business as a partner in Wymore Oil Company. In 1955 Wyatt founded Coastal States Gas Producing Company in Corpus Christi, Texas. Compared to the monolithic enterprise it became in later years, Coastal States began business in modest circumstances, with 68 miles of pipeline and 78 employees. From the beginning Wyatt demonstrated an almost intuitive understanding of the energy business. His pipeline company purchased small amounts of gas from a number of producers, packaged it, and then sold it in larger volumes. Gas gathering became the company’s primary business. Wyatt developed effective pipeline systems that connected both buyers and sellers and still left room for profits. Most pipeline owners set output quotas to make an oil field last for up to 20 years. Wyatt ignored this convention and generally purchased as much gas from producers as they could pump. The practice enraged other pipeline owners, but the arrangement worked to Coastal’s advantage, and by 1960 revenues exceeded $17.6 million.

      As the U.S. economy grew in the 1960s, dependence on energy sources, notably oil and gas, also increased, and Coastal took full advantage of the soaring demand. By the early 1960s Coastal’s newly created subsidiary, LoVaca Gathering Company, supplied gas to San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and other cities in south Texas. In 1962 Coastal purchased 800 miles of crude oil pipeline from Sinclair Oil Corporation, including a major refinery in Corpus Christi with a capacity for almost 30,000 barrels of oil per day. Later, as oil refining became one of its principal activities, Coastal extended this capacity. Much of Coastal’s subsequent expansion came through takeovers—often hostile—of rival companies. Wyatt acquired a reputation as a tough business competitor and corporate raider. In 1968 Coastal acquired a 965-mile system from United Pipeline Company. In the same year Wyatt won control of Rio Grande Valley Gas Company. In June 1970 the company announced plans to link its west Texas natural gas reserves to the Dallas area.

      [edit] The 1970’s : rapid expansion and rising controversyIn the early 1970s events in the Middle East overshadowed the triumphant rise of Coastal. The Arab-dominated Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), by presenting a united front, began to win price increases. In 1971 OPEC cut production and raised prices by 70 percent, and by 1974 prices had quadrupled, leading to the energy crisis of the mid-1970s. LoVaca, Coastal’s pipeline subsidiary, had signed fixed-price contracts to supply cities in south Texas with natural gas. With energy prices soaring and supplies dwindling, LoVaca could not meet its contractual obligations, and at one point it cut off gas supplies to the cities of San Antonio and Austin during the winter. Wyatt then obtained regulatory permission to increase prices beyond the limits specified in the contracts.

      LoVaca was the target of lawsuits by outraged customers, and the problems of the subsidiary came to haunt Coastal for years. After much wrangling, Coastal finally settled $1.6 billion in lawsuits by agreeing to spin off LoVaca. The spinoff, Valero Energy Corporation, which was formed on December 31, 1979, from LoVaca and other Coastal assets, had annual revenues of about $1 billion. The customers suing Coastal received 55 percent of Valero’s stock, with the remaining split among Coastal shareholders, not including Wyatt. At the plaintiffs’ insistence, he was excluded from the agreement. Despite the impact of the energy crisis, Coastal maintained its profitability and continued to expand throughout the 1970s. Expansion was not confined to Texas. In 1973 Coastal acquired Colorado Interstate Gas Company, along with its three refineries, in a $182 million hostile bid. With the acquisition Coastal became a truly national company. In 1973 Wyatt renamed the company Coastal States Gas Corporation. In the first half of the decade, Coastal also sought to diversify into other energy markets. In 1973 Coastal entered the coal mining field with the acquisition of Southern Utah Fuel Company. Also in 1973, with the acquisition of Union Petroleum Corporation, renamed Belcher New England, Inc., Coastal began the marketing and distribution of petroleum products. By 1975 revenues had reached $1.9 billion. Coastal’s expansion continued in 1976 with the purchase of Pacific Refining Company’s plant in Hercules, California, which increased Coastal’s refining capacity to about 300,000 barrels per day. In 1977 Coastal acquired Miami-based Belcher Oil Company, one of the largest marketers of fuel oils in the Southeast. Ups and Downs Amid Numerous Acquisitions in the 1980s

      In 1980 Wyatt changed the company’s name to Coastal Corporation, and in the same year revenues exceeded $5 billion. Yet Wyatt, in his enthusiasm to secure profits for Coastal, overstepped the law. In 1980 in Houston, Wyatt and two other oil executives pleaded guilty to criminal violations of federal crude oil pricing regulations. Wyatt and the president of Coral Petroleum were each fined $40,000 for the misdemeanors. Each company was required to refund $9 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and each incurred $1 million in civil penalties. The early 1980s witnessed a temporary setback in Coastal’s successful profit record. Economic recession and an oversupply of oil and natural gas, as well as conservation by consumers, led to Coastal’s first loss, which amounted to $96.4 million for the year 1981. Wyatt responded to the crisis with characteristic forcefulness. He trimmed the workforce and cut the budget, and within six months he had restored the company to profitability.

      In the mid-1980s the U.S. government sought to foster competition in the natural gas industry through deregulation. The new government policy, together with falling prices, created difficulties for many energy companies. Coastal not only survived deregulation but also took full advantage of the competitive atmosphere by launching hostile takeover bids for other struggling energy companies. The mere threat of a takeover by Coastal could send the stock price of a target company soaring. In 1983, for example, Coastal’s attempt to secure Texas Gas Resources failed, yet Coastal’s initial investment in the company generated a total of $26.4 million in profits. Intervening companies that came to the rescue of Texas Gas Resources were forced to buy up shares held by Coastal at inflated prices. Wyatt’s unsuccessful attempt to take over Houston Natural Gas in 1984 yielded a similar return of $42 million. In 1985 Wyatt set about acquiring American Natural Resources (ANR), one of the most profitable natural gas pipelines in the Midwest. Despite ANR’s initial determination to stay free of Coastal’s clutches, Wyatt soon pushed through an all-cash deal of $2.45 billion, which ANR shareholders could not refuse. The acquisition transformed Coastal into a major power in the U.S. gas business.

      While Coastal’s success and profitability drew the admiration of many in the business community, some of Coastal’s activities skirted the spirit of the law. In 1987, despite sanctions prohibiting U.S. companies from dealing with Libya because of its terrorist connections, Wyatt negotiated a deal in which Libya supplied oil to Coastal’s refinery in Hamburg, Germany. Wyatt’s deal was legal because foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies were exempt from U.S. regulations.

      In the late 1980s Coastal took advantage of improved economic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. In 1988 Coastal concluded an agreement with China National Chemicals Import and Export Corporation (Sinochem) for joint ownership of Coastal’s Pacific Refining Company. Coastal and Sinochem each held a 50 percent interest in the West Coast refiner. The agreement provided certain advantages for both sides. Sinochem obtained an opportunity to invest in the United States as well as a long-term outlet for crude oil, and Coastal secured a dependable supply of crude oil in a volatile world oil market. This joint venture represented the first investment in U.S. energy assets by China. A key to the company’s successful strategy was the continued high productivity of all Coastal employees, from unskilled workers to those in management. Coal workers employed by Coastal produced twice the industry average, and the expectations for Coastal’s management staff were high. Indeed, the constant pressure for results led to a high management turnover, with Coastal’s refinery business alone having five different managers between 1980 and 1989.

      [edit] 1980-1999: steady acquisitions and growthThe U.S. government took action against Coastal’s agreement with Libya in 1991 by prohibiting U.S. citizens from working for the venture. This act did not dissuade Wyatt from further deals with countries in the Middle East, however. Coastal bought large amounts of Iraqi crude in the 1980s, and prior to the commencement of the Persian Gulf War, Wyatt offered to sell Iraqi President Saddam Hussein part of the company’s international marketing and refining operations. U.S. sanctions against Iraq following the war prevented Coastal from purchasing Iraqi oil, but Wyatt maintained close relations with Iraq in hopes of gaining access to the oil at some time in the future. These controversial actions did not make Wyatt a popular player in the U.S. oil industry, but he viewed the dealings as pragmatic and necessary for Coastal’s business. In 1992 Coastal shut down its refinery in Kansas when its refining and marketing division reported an operating loss of $192 million, but the company continued to grow, seeking acquisitions and joint ventures to streamline operations. In the following year, in fact, Coastal adopted an aggressive growth strategy. Through its subsidiary ANR Pipeline Company, Coastal completed construction on the Empire State Pipeline, a 156-mile line that ran from Niagara Falls to Syracuse, New York. ANR held a 50 percent interest in the pipeline, and Union Enterprises Ltd. held the remaining half. Also in 1993 the company acquired Soldier Creek Coal Co. and Sage Point Coal Co., both subsidiaries of Sun Co., Inc.

      Wyatt gave up his post as CEO in 1995 but continued as chairman. David A. Arledge, the company president, became its CEO as well. In early 1995, through subsidiary Coastal Oil & Gas Corp., Coastal gained an interest in several producing fields off the coast of Louisiana from Koch Hydrocarbons, Inc. The company also acquired working interests in two dozen wells in the Utah area from Snyder Oil Corporation and bought the marketing assets of Exxon Corporation’s subsidiary Esso Petrolera, S.A., located on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

      In 1996 Coastal entered into discussions with Westcoast Energy Inc. to form a joint venture to market natural gas and electricity and to provide energy management services. The venture, which would create one of the largest marketers of natural gas and electricity in North America, was named Engage Energy. To procure funds for additional ventures, Coastal sold its Utah coal mining operations for approximately $610 million in late 1996. The company planned to keep its coal operations in the eastern United States.

      When Wyatt stepped down as chairman in 1997, Arledge gained the additional post. In that year Coastal acquired an 11 percent interest in the 1,900-mile Alliance Pipeline, designed to move natural gas from western Canada to the Chicago region. Construction of the pipeline continued through the late 1990s. In 1999 Coastal announced plans to develop a 700-mile pipeline running from Mobile, Alabama, to Tampa Bay, Florida. The proposed Gulfstream Natural Gas System pipeline was designed to serve the growing natural gas and energy demand in Florida. It was projected that the pipeline would be completed by 2002. In the late 1990s Coastal focused on its natural gas business. With excess reserves of crude oil and low refining margins, the global oil industry was in a state of chaos. The North American natural gas market, on the other hand, was a regional market, largely unaffected by global oil market conditions. In addition, according to Coastal, by 2010 the demand for natural gas was expected to grow considerably, from 22 trillion cubic feet to 30 trillion cubic feet per year. The company therefore chose to invest heavily in its natural gas operations, targeting the primary natural gas supply areas, which included the Gulf of Mexico, south Texas, the Rocky Mountains, and Canada. In June 1998 the company acquired additional interest in natural gas assets in Alabama, including a processing plant and a pipeline. To bolster its exploration and production operations, Coastal upped its exploration and production budget by $100 million in 1998 and by $290 million in 1999. Coastal acquired oil and gas assets in northeastern Utah and western Colorado in late 1998. The company also acquired properties in the Texas Coastal Plain, a region that accounted for 45 percent of Coastal’s net gas production in 1998. By February 1999 Coastal had seven oil rigs in operation. In the Gulf of Mexico region, Coastal built five drilling and production platforms in 1998. Coastal also sought international opportunities for its exploration and production operations in the late 1990s. The company announced plans to start exploration in Australia, and in October 1998 Coastal signed a deal with Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company. Although Coastal concentrated on boosting its natural gas operations, the company continued to implement its growth strategy in other divisions. In Coastal’s electric power business, the company increased its interest in a cogeneration plant in Midland, Michigan, from 10.9 to 20.4 percent in 1998. In 1999 Coastal announced plans to build a power plant in Colorado and indicated that it had reached an agreement with the Public Service Company of Colorado regarding the purchase of power. Coastal also participated in numerous international projects. In early 1999 Coastal purchased a 24.5 percent stake in a hydroelectric plant in Panama and also began operations at its Nicaragua plant. The company acquired a 66.7 percent interest in a power plant in Bangladesh and continued work on two projects in Pakistan, which were scheduled to be operational in 1999. Coastal hoped to have its Guatemala coal-fired power plant, which began construction in 1997, operational by early 2000. In September 1999 Coastal announced that, with GENER S.A., a South American electricity company, it had purchased 50 percent of the Itabo Generation Company from the Dominican Republic. Itabo owned six thermal plants near the country’s capital. Coastal’s refinery facilities expanded operations in the late 1990s as well. In July 1998 the company signed a five-year deal with PMI Comercio Internacional, S.A. de C.V., a marketing subsidiary of Mexico’s national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, in which PMI agreed to supply crude for Coastal’s refinery in Aruba. Coastal began expanding the Aruba refinery in September. In 1997 Coastal entered into discussions with Venezuela’s national oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), regarding a venture involving Coastal’s Corpus Christi refinery facilities. Coastal’s refinery in Eagle Point, New Jersey, was busy in 1998 as well. In June Coastal finalized an agreement concerning the supply of crude with Norway’s state oil company, Statoil Group. In other 1998 developments, Coastal sold or closed nearly 100 retail stores, including 64 Coastal Mart stores in the Midwest, to adhere to the company’s decision to dispense with nonessential businesses. The stores continued to operate under the Coastal brand name. Coastal joined Chevron Corp. and Mobil Oil Corp. in a $200 million deal to purchase crude oil from Iraq. The agreement was part of the United Nation’s oil-for-food deal, in which the proceeds of the sales would be used to purchase food and medicine for Iraqi citizens, who had suffered significantly from economic sanctions in place against Saddam Hussein since 1991. Coastal also expanded its chemical operations with a newly established ammonia plant in Oyster Creek, Texas. In its coal division Coastal progressed with plans to transform the business from a processing and marketing company to one that mined, processed, and marketed its own coal.

      [edit] Acquisition and divestmentAlthough Coastal’s operating revenues dropped considerably between 1996 and 1998, from $12.17 billion to $7.37 billion, the company remained confident that its business strategies would propel Coastal to success. As demand for natural gas continued to rise, Coastal’s emphasis on building its natural gas business appeared to be a prudent decision. Coastal increased production of natural gas by more than 16 percent during 1998 and intended to continue expanding exploration and production operations as the company approached the year 2000. Though Coastal planned to seek international projects and joint ventures abroad, the company remained committed to pursuing opportunities in the United States.

      Coastal was acquired by El Paso Corporation in 2001, and El Paso largely divested itself of Coastal’s Petroleum business with the Coastal brand being phased out. Its website was closed immediately upon the buyout. El Paso has gradually sold off the Coastal retail gasoline business, and very few of its stations still exist under the Coastal brand as of 2008[update], many having been converted to other major brands or generic brands. Sunoco acquired 245 service stations from Coastal on February 9, 2001 for approximately $40 million.[2] Coastal’s Eagle Point, New Jersey Refinery was sold to Sunoco while refineries in Texas and Aruba were acquired by Valero Energy. A majority of the Coastal retail gas stations were sold to Phillips 66 which later became Conoco Phillips.

      [edit] Principal subsidiariesANR Pipeline Company; ANR Alliance Pipeline Company U.S., Inc.; ANR Independence Pipeline Company; ANR Storage Company; Colorado Interstate Gas Company; Wyoming Interstate Company, Ltd.; Coastal Field Services Company; Coastal Gas International Company; Coastal Gas Marketing Company; Coastal Gas Services Company; Coastal Aux Sable Products Company; Coastal Gas Australia Pty Ltd.; Engage Energy US, L.P. (50%); Engage Energy Canada, L.P. (50%); Blue Lake Gas Storage Company (75%); Empire State Pipeline (50%); Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership (50%); Coastal Aruba Refining Company N.V.; Coastal Refining & Marketing, Inc.; Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company; Coastal Mobile Refining Company; Coastal Refining & Marketing, Inc.; Coastal States Trading, Inc.; Coastal Canada Petroleum, Inc.; Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation; ANR Production Company; Coastal Oil & Gas USA, L.P.; CIG Exploration, Inc.; Coastal Oil & Gas Australia Pty Ltd.; Coastal Power Company; Coastal Technology, Inc.; Coastal Coal Company, LLC.

      [edit] Principal competitors in domestic markets[edit] Natural gas and electricity marketsDuke Energy Corporation; The Williams Companies, Inc.; Enron Corporation

      [edit] Petroleum marketsExxon Corp.; Shell Oil Co.; Chevron Corp.; Mobil Oil Corp.; Texaco Inc., Phillips Petroleum; BP Amoco Corp.; Valero,. Sunoco


      Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt (born July 16, 1935) is the daughter of the late Bernard Sakowitz and Ann Baum as well as the sister of Robert T. Sakowitz. She is a well known Houston socialite, philanthropist and third-generation Texan. Her grandfather started the Sakowitz Department Store chain. Her husband, Oscar Wyatt, is an energy executive, the founder of Houston’s Coastal Corporation—now owned by El Paso Corporation—and current CEO of NuCoastal LLC. Lynn and Oscar Wyatt have four sons [Douglas, Steve, Trey and Brad]. The couple resides in the Houston neighborhood of River Oaks.[1] During the height of the oil boom in the 1970s and early 1980s, the family mansion in Houston was known as the “Wyatt Hyatt” becoming a “home away from home” for the likes of HRH Princess Margaret, HSH Princess Grace of Monaco, Bill Blass, Joan Collins, Mick Jagger, His Majesty King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan.

  17. Renee says:

    That HUGHES, Piccard, dit la Fortune (Fontaine), Perrot, Black, Smith, Dominique France (FRANZ) Picard aka Princess FADILLA of EGYPT connection bothers me, just like this name does….

    Nadhmi AUCHI*


    Coincidence again ?

    naaahhhhh, don’t think so…..

    Citizen Wells what do YOU think ? Coincidence again or no ?

    wiki above on HUGH;
    Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (August 15, 1897 – November 20, 1976) was an American stockbroker and lawyer who became the second husband of Janet Lee Bouvier, the mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

    [edit] BiographyAuchincloss was born at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island. He was the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss (1858–1913), a merchant and financier, and Emma Brewster Jennings, daughter of Oliver B. Jennings, a founder of Standard Oil. His uncles were Edgar Stirling Auchincloss (father of James C. Auchincloss) and John Winthrop Auchincloss (grandfather of Louis Auchincloss).[1][2] He had two older sisters, Esther Judson Auchincloss and Ann Burr Auchincloss. His father is the youngest brother of Edgar Stirling Auchincloss, making Hugh the nephew of Edgar Stirling Auchincloss and cousin of politician James C. Auchincloss.

    Auchincloss graduated in 1920 from Yale University, where he was elected to the Elihu Senior Society. He earned a law degree from Columbia University in 1924. Auchincloss served in the United States Navy during World War I and worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and the War Department during World War II. Auchincloss had been a special agent with the Commerce Department before joining the State Department as an aviation specialist in 1927. Four years later, he resigned government service and used some of the enormous inheritance from his mother to found the Washington brokerage firm of Auchincloss, Parker & Redpath.

    Hugh D. Auchincloss
    Born Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr.
    (1897-08-15)August 15, 1897
    Newport, Rhode Island, United States
    Died November 20, 1976(1976-11-20) (aged 79)
    Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx)
    Education Yale University
    Occupation American stockbroker, lawyer
    Spouse(s) Maya de Chrapovitsky (1925-1932)
    Nina S. Gore (1935-1941)
    Janet Lee Bouvier (1942-1976, his death)
    Children Hugh D. “Yusha” Auchincloss III
    Gore Vidal (stepson)
    Nina Gore Auchincloss
    Thomas Gore Auchincloss
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (stepdaughter)
    Lee Radziwill (stepdaughter) Janet Jennings Auchincloss (daughter with Janet Lee Bouvier) James Lee Auchincloss (son with Janet Lee Bouvier)
    Parents Hugh Dudley Auchincloss
    Emma Brewster Jennings
    Relatives Edgar Stirling Auchincloss and John Winthrop Auchincloss (uncles)
    James C. Auchincloss (cousin

  18. Renee says:




    Issue of Mairiage — Catharine Ann Myers, born
    at Great Crossings, Scott county, Ky., November
    3, 1836, died Dec. 1, 1884. Ella Myers, born in
    Frankfort, Ky., February 25, 1840. Henry Neet
    Myers, Jr., born February 1st at Nashville, Tenn.,
    died July 11, 1870. He was a Confederate soldier
    during the Civil War. Frances Eliza Myers, born
    May 31, 1844, at Nashville, died June 2r, 1845,
    Lewis McChesney Myers, born July 19, 1846, at
    Nashville, died November 11, 1871. He was a
    Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Caro-
    line Myers, born July 5, 1848, at Nashville, died
    October 12, 1848. Mary Elizabeth Myers, born
    August 27, 1849, at Nashville, Tenn. Charles
    Samuel Myers, born January 29, 1852, at Nash-
    ville, Tenn. Albert Lynn Gordon Myers, born
    April 4, 1854, at Nashville, Tenn. Edwin Newell
    Myers, born April 4, 1854, at Nashville, Tenn.
    Albert and Edwin twins— Edwin died Tuly 12,
    1854. Francis Marion Allen Myers, born Nov. 10,
    1857, at Paradise Ridge. David Robert Myers,
    b3rn December 12, i86r, at Nashville.


    Catharine Ann Myers married Francis Marion
    Allen, of Powhattan county, Va., at Nashville,
    Tenn., October 25, 1854. Francis Marion Allen
    died January 20, 1885. Catharine Ann died De-
    cember 1, 1884.

    Issue of Marriage— Catharine Elizabeth Allen,
    born March 2, 1856, at Nashville. Ida Virginia

    Allen, born October 3. 1858, at Nashville. Fran-
    cis Marion Allen, Jr., born May 16, 1861, at Para-
    dise Ridge. Isaac Archer Monroe Allen, born
    October 6, 1862, at Paradise Ridge. Annie Lillian
    Allen, born March 8, 1S65, at Paradise Ridge.
    Alithia Roberta Allen, born June it, 1867, at Par-
    adise Ridge. Robert Ernest Lee Allen, born
    May 5, 1869, at Paradise Ridge. Verner Moore
    Allen, born October 25, 187:, died April 2, 1877.
    Estelle Howerton Allen, born July 6, 1874. Susie
    May Allen, born October 24, 1877, died August
    18, 1898.

    Ella Myers married James Edwin Brown, of
    Washington, D. C, June 26, 1856. He died March
    14, i860.

    Issue of Marriage— Ella Elizabeth Brown, born

    January 5, 1856. Ella Myers Brown, when a

    widow, married Joseph Landy Bryant November

    12, 1863. He died March 26, 1883, without issue.

    He was born in Greenville, S. C.

    Francis Marion Allen Myers married Mary
    Elizabeth Campbell, of Paducah, Ky., Nov. 24,
    1885, at Nashville.

    Issue of Marriage — Alexander Campbell Myers,
    born October 23, 1886, at Nashville. Sarah Annie
    Myers, born June 12, 1889, at Nashville. Henry
    Neet Myers, born Nov. 19, 1891, at Nashville.
    Francis Marion Myers, born Nov. 7, 1893, at Nash-
    ville. Charles Gregory Myers, born April 8, 1896,
    at Nashville. David Gordon Myers, born Sept.



    Jack Canfield Biography, Chicken Soup For The Soul ezinearticles.com/?Jack-Canfield-Biography,-Chicken-Soup-For-The-Soul&id=71…

    Jun 14, 2012 … Mr. Canfield married his second wife; Inga Marie Mahoney on July 4, 2001. Jack is best known for being the co-author of a series of books …

  19. Renee says:

    Charles DIEL

    Charles DIEL|b. circa 1652|p117.htm#i8167|Philippe DIEL|b. circa 1630|p146.htm#i10208|Marie HANQUETIN|b. circa 1635|p146.htm#i10209|||||||||||||
    Father* Philippe DIEL b. circa 1630
    Mother* Marie HANQUETIN b. circa 1635
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart
    Relationship 7th great-grandfather of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Charles DIEL, born circa 1652 in Dieppe, Normandie, France.1,2 He married Marie Anne PICARD, daughter of Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE and Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT, on 31 August 1676 in Montréal, QC, Canada.1,2
    Family Marie Anne PICARD b. 3 November 1663, d. 4 February 1697
    Child Marguerite DIEL+ b. 14 June 1691

    [S3] Dictionnaire Tanguay, &.
    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).
    Marie Anne PICARD

    Marie Anne PICARD|b. 3 November 1663\nd. 4 February 1697|p117.htm#i8168|Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE|b. 1627\nd. 22 December 1707|p117.htm#i8172|Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT|b. 1630\nd. 30 September 1707|p117.htm#i8173|Gabriel PICARD dit LAFORTUNE|b. circa 1600|p117.htm#i8174|Michelle CLAVIER|b. circa 1605|p117.htm#i8175|Philippe LIERCOURT|b. circa 1600|p117.htm#i8176|Jeanne PATIN|b. circa 1605|p117.htm#i8177|
    Father* Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE b. 1627, d. 22 December 1707
    Mother* Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT b. 1630, d. 30 September 1707
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart
    Relationship 7th great-grandmother of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Marie Anne PICARD, born on 3 November 1663 in Montréal, QC, Canada.1,2 She married Charles DIEL, son of Philippe DIEL and Marie HANQUETIN, on 31 August 1676 in Montréal, QC.1,2 She died on 4 February 1697 in Montréal, QC, at the age of 33.1,2
    Family Charles DIEL b. circa 1652
    Child Marguerite DIEL+ b. 14 June 1691

    [S3] Dictionnaire Tanguay, &.
    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).
    Jacques AUBERT
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart
    Relationship 9th great-grandfather of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Jacques AUBERT, born circa 1585 in Ste-Croix, Normandie, France.1,2 He married Marie LEBOUCHER circa 1613 in France.1,2
    Family Marie LEBOUCHER b. circa 1590
    Child Claude AUBERT+ b. circa 1614, d. 19 March 1694

    [S3] Dictionnaire Tanguay, &.
    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart
    Relationship 9th great-grandmother of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Marie LEBOUCHER, born circa 1590 in France.1,2 She married Jacques AUBERT circa 1613 in France.1,2
    Family Jacques AUBERT b. circa 1585
    Child Claude AUBERT+ b. circa 1614, d. 19 March 1694

    [S3] Dictionnaire Tanguay, &.
    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).
    Marie JOANNET
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart
    Relationship 9th great-grandmother of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Marie JOANNET, born circa 1605 in France.1 She married Mathieu PARE circa 1625 in France.1
    Family Mathieu PARE b. circa 1600
    Child Robert PARE+ b. circa 1626, d. 17 November 1684

    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).

    Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE|b. 1627\nd. 22 December 1707|p117.htm#i8172|Gabriel PICARD dit LAFORTUNE|b. circa 1600|p117.htm#i8174|Michelle CLAVIER|b. circa 1605|p117.htm#i8175|||||||||||||
    Father* Gabriel PICARD dit LAFORTUNE b. circa 1600
    Mother* Michelle CLAVIER b. circa 1605
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart (#1)
    My Personal Pedigree Chart (#2)
    My Personal Pedigree Chart (#3)
    Relationship 8th great-grandfather of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE, born in 1627 in Nantes, Bretagne, France.1 He married Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT, daughter of Philippe LIERCOURT and Jeanne PATIN, on 30 June 1660 in Montréal, QC, Canada.1 He died on 22 December 1707 in Montréal, QC.1
    Family Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT b. 1630, d. 30 September 1707
    Children Michelle PICARD+ b. 6 July 1661, d. 15 April 1710
    Marie Anne PICARD+ b. 3 November 1663, d. 4 February 1697
    Marguerite PICARD+ b. 16 February 1667

    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).
    Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT

    Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT|b. 1630\nd. 30 September 1707|p117.htm#i8173|Philippe LIERCOURT|b. circa 1600|p117.htm#i8176|Jeanne PATIN|b. circa 1605|p117.htm#i8177|||||||||||||
    Father* Philippe LIERCOURT b. circa 1600
    Mother* Jeanne PATIN b. circa 1605
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart (#1)
    My Personal Pedigree Chart (#2)
    My Personal Pedigree Chart (#3)
    My Personal Pedigree Chart (#4)
    Relationship 8th great-grandmother of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Anne Antoinette LIERCOURT, born in 1630 in France.1 She married Blaise JUILLET dit AVIGNON, son of Jean JUILLET dit AVIGNON and Gabrielle BARBARINE, on 10 February 1651 in Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada.1 She married Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE, son of Gabriel PICARD dit LAFORTUNE and Michelle CLAVIER, on 30 June 1660 in Montréal, QC, Canada.1 She died on 30 September 1707 in Montréal, QC.1
    Family 1 Blaise JUILLET dit AVIGNON b. 26 February 1611, d. 19 April 1660
    Child Marie JUILLET+ b. 25 November 1653

    Family 2 Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE b. 1627, d. 22 December 1707
    Children Michelle PICARD+ b. 6 July 1661, d. 15 April 1710
    Marie Anne PICARD+ b. 3 November 1663, d. 4 February 1697
    Marguerite PICARD+ b. 16 February 1667

    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).
    Gabriel PICARD dit LAFORTUNE
    Charts My Personal Pedigree Chart
    Relationship 9th great-grandfather of Théodore Gilbert Ronald CHENIER.

    Gabriel PICARD dit LAFORTUNE, born circa 1600 in Nantes, Bretagne, France.1 He married Michelle CLAVIER circa 1625 in France.1
    Family Michelle CLAVIER b. circa 1605
    Child Hughes PICARD dit LAFORTUNE+ b. 1627, d. 22 December 1707

    [S7] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec (Jetté).

  20. Renee says:




    The Syriac Catholic Church (Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܩܬܘܠܝܩܝܬܐ ʿīṯo suryaiṯo qaṯolīqaiṯo) is a Christian church in the Levant having practices and rites in common with the Syriac Orthodox Church. They are one of the Eastern Catholic Churches following the Antiochene rite, the Syriac tradition of Antioch, along with the Maronites and Syro-Malankara Christians. This is distinct from the Greek Byzantine rite of Antioch of the Melkites, both Orthodox and Catholic. Their head, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, lives in Beirut, Lebanon. They have a separate church organization from the Melkites, Maronites, and Chaldean Catholics, which are other communities of the Levant also in full communion with Rome.

    The Patriarch of Antioch of this church has the title of Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians.[3] and resides in Beirut.

    The incumbent Patriarch is Ignatius Joseph III Yonan (2009–).


  21. Renee says:


    Again, note NAMES***

    Bankers With Out Boundaries [NWO] ~ Obama’s French Felon … politicalvelcraft.org/2012/01/24/bankers-with-out-boundaries-nwo-obamas-fre…

    Jan 24, 2012 … To put the pieces together, Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich, Tony Rezko, and Nadhmi Auchi, are described as BNP Paribas’ largest private …

    WOW ! Now note this ! *****

    To start out lets get on with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) smiling his way to the nomination, if only he could shake the pesky associations with the Chicago Mob, its ties to the Democratic Machine and the relationship with one Antoin “Tony” Rezko. It is not everyday that one gets to see a Presidential candidate appear on the witness list of reputed mobster, and we might even get to hear the money exchanges between said mobster, Tony Rezko, Michelle Obama’s interest in the neighbor’s yard, and a bit of funding coming from the mobster’s friend, Nadhmi Auchi, to help pay for the deal so that Mrs. Obama could have some ‘gardening space’ which would, more or less, include a whole lot next door. A lot owned by the Rezkos. Yes, all sorts of graft, corruption and cash moving around between foreign financiers, local Syrian born mobsters and a Presidential candidate will make one wonder just what the hell is going on. All of this because the friendly financier wanted to be the ‘Donald Trump’ of Iraqi origin in Chi-town, via land deals featuring lots in upscale areas… or soon to be upscale, at least. And a few folks realized it wouldn’t look good to have a Presidential candidate of the ‘new and clean’ variety get a bit dirtied knowing these sorts of folks, so better to just forget it all, hmmm?

    Apparently lots of folks want you to not even think about names like Rezko and Auchi because you just may have a nerve tingling on that letter one. The reason is that Nadhmi Auchi tends to have a *lot* of connections out there, due to his past, which starts with Saddam Hussein and continues on to this day getting to meet Bashar Al-Assad, President of Syria via his ties to the British parliament, Anglo-Arab organization. His main claim to infamy… no, wait a second… he has no *single* infamous claim that stands out above the rest. So it is best to start at the beginning and this article from The Observer on 06 APR 2003 (Source: waybackmachine) gives us the quick synopsis of that early life:

    In a series of astonishing new developments in a story first broken by this newspaper two years ago, a fresh Observer investigation has discovered that Auchi:

    · Was tried alongside Saddam Hussein for his involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate an Iraqi prime minister in Baghdad in the 1950s;

    · Used money from military contracts in Iraq to establish a business and banking empire in Britain and Luxembourg; and

    · Was employed to pay alleged bribes from Italian companies to win oil contracts in Iraq because of his close links to the regime.

    The disclosures have already prompted opposition MPs to demand full details of Auchi’s relationship with the Blair government.

    Nadhmi Auchi’s influence stretches to the highest levels of the British political establishment and he counts princes and presidents among his personal friends. The wealth of the Iraqi billionaire outstrips the Queen and Sir Richard Branson and has given him access to the rich and powerful from Crown Prince Abdullah of Jordan to Lord Sainsbury. He collects prominent former politicians from across Europe as directors of his companies.

    Yes, quite the busy life! In the earlier article, that was updated on 16 NOV 2003 at The Observer in which Mr. Auchi responds to the original, we also see some of the other things that went on with Mr. Auchi including being conveniently out of Iraq when Saddam staged his final coup in 1979 and executed 66 Ba’ath party members, including Mr. Auchi’s brother. Mr. Auchi would not only include lucrative arms deals via front companies in Panama, but also dealing with the Italian Mafia. This from the report:

    In the mid-1980s he got to know Pierfrancesco Pacini Battaglia, a man whose role in directing money to politicians led Italians to call him ‘the one below God’. Saddam Hussein had ordered the construction of a pipeline from Iraq to Saudi Arabia. Battaglia and Auchi secured the contract for a Franco-Italian consortium. In a statement to New York lawyers Battaglia alleged he knew how. ‘To acquire the contract it was necessary, as is usual, especially in Middle Eastern countries, to pay commission to characters close to the Iraqi government… In this case, the international intermediary who dealt with this matter was the Iraqi, Nadhmi Auchi.’ Auchi has denied any wrong-doing.

    The scandals unearthed by the ‘Clean Hands’ investigating magistrates destroyed a generation of corrupt Italian politicians. But they didn’t affect Auchi. He carried on receiving the compliments of Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrat leaders, a tasteful water colour from Lord Sainsbury and sober advice from the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament.

    For those of you who remember the days when Italy seemed to go through a government a year, this was part of the investigation causing the turmoil. So that gets one up to the late 1980’s… but Mr. Auchi would continue to be busy, so busy that he would get caught up in a few scandals as seen in this Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University cache of article summaries, from 2003:

    LONDON: FRANCE DEMANDS EXTRADITION OF ARRESTED IRAQI BILLIONAIRE FRIEND OF UK POLITICIANS- Nadhmi Auchi the Iraqi billionaire with controversial links to Saddam Hussein’s regime was arrested in London this week on a French extradition warrant after two years under British protection. Auchi whose Business Empire is worth more than Pounds 1bn, is expected to appear corruption trial involving the giant oil firm TotalFinaElf. The trial, expected to start next month, will involve testimony about Mr Auchi’s alleged role in channeling a pounds 28m commission from the French oil company to buy an oil refinery from its Kuwaiti owners. British politicians linked to Auchi included former Tory chancellor Norman Lamont, former Tory health minister Gerry Malone and former Conservative Home Office minister, Tom Sackville, who resigned from a board of one of the banks Mr Auchi bought into, BCN of Germany. Scotland Yard is quoted as saying Auchi is bailed to appear at a London magistrates Court on April 8, 2003. His business empire is also involved in pounds 27m lawsuit by the National Health Service, which claims one of Auchies pharmaceuticals firms, is one of those that colluded to overcharge the NHS for the drug warfarin. (The Guardian 02 Apr 2003 summary by Davis Joseph Weddi).

    He would go on to be convicted of the charges under TotalFinaElf and get 15 months suspended sentence for it. At the 10th International Anti-Corruption Conference Jean-Francois Medard presented a paper on the relationship between Elf, Angola and individuals at the head of the banking concerns involved, like Nadhmi Auchi (and for a not officially published work you can’t quote from, it is excellent). The resultant method used to ensure that funds, arms, oil and company assets would not be easily traced is what is termed ‘a nebula of networks’ and I commonly refer to as person-to-person trust-based networks. As many have heard about jobs ‘it is not what you know, but who you know’ the exact, same thing goes on for illegal transactions of arms, equipment and money laundering. It is a question of who you know and who they trust who can help lead to getting whatever needs to be done, accomplished. This includes not only the direct p2p network, but also trusted organizations and the individuals in them, so that things like Masonic Lodges (quite the societal networking group for European business and mafioso) in which the establishment, itself, represents a node on the p2p network.

    It is this network that would include individuals like Pierre Falcone, Etienne Leandri, Charles Pasqua, Marc Rich, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Nadhmi Auchi and organizations like Elf, the corrupt Menatep Bank of Russia (used by the Abromovich organization) and the Bank of New York system compromised by the Berlin couple and Semion Mogilevich. By exchanging Angolan debt and cash from other parts of the system, the entire affair was able to arrange for arms to be shipped illegal to Jonas Savimbi in Angola. That entire deal, involving so many multiple level ‘cut-outs’ in the banking structure (between BNP and the corrupt BoNY system), off-shore banks and money transfers (mostly to paper front companies) plus the high level of individuals and organizations ensured that no one would be able to properly figure the whole thing out. Just to be sure, President Clinton pardoned Marc Rich due to his high level of involvement in that and with the Russian Mafia.

    Yes a busy 1990’s for Nadhmi Auchi that would see, beyond this, beyond his overcharging for medications in the UK and generally making money hand over fist, he would also be involved with the other TotalFinaElf scandal: Oil For Food. This would become Saddam Hussein’s main method of money laundering and moving funds outside the oversight of the UN because the UN, quite plainly, lacked the ability to conduct oversight on the entire affair. It says a lot when Saddam was able to tell the UN to use BNP-Paribas which just happens to have Nadhmi Auchi as its largest shareholder. One of the recent sidelights of BNP-Paribas is its takeover of a previous bank used to support Saddam Hussein’s regime: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL). Actually he may have been involved in that, but, as Kenneth Timmerman points out in a 01 NOV 1996 document (Source: gulfweb) it may have had so many high level individuals on both sides of the political aisle involved, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, that the Dept. of Justice let those things that might actually still be prosecutable slide under the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.

    What was apparent, however, is that the system that Saddam had been setting up since the 1960’s and 1970’s to supply Iraq and launder its funds had demonstrated its capability. In the Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal of DEC 2000, Amatzia Baram looks at how that system operated on a p2p level and was utilized to undermine OFF and ensure that there would be a supply of arms and munitions for the Iraqi regime, plus funds available for enticing French, German and Russian companies into pressuring their governments to remove the sanctions. On 13 APR 2003 the Times Online (UK) would publish the background on how the system set up by Said al-Mahdi for Saddam worked in the west.

    Like the work seen in TotalFinaElf and its ‘nebula’, the al-Mahdi system would feature numerous offshore companies and accounts in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Panama, Bahamas and elsewhere. The account also links those to the French firms Dassault and Thomson-CSF, along with Russian arms manufacturers that continued to sell to Iraq during the sanctions. Other firms included in this web are Dumynta, Radistal and Technoservice International (Vaduz). The funding web, itself, would go much farther, however, and the reporting of Lucy Komisar on 02 JUN 2004 would show the connections between Saddam Hussein’s al-Mahdi system and the Taqwa banking system used by al Qaeda:

    The Banca del Gottardo in Lugano, Switzerland, moved al-Qaida money via the Al Taqwa bank, a shell bank that operated through correspondent accounts at the Gottardo branch in Nassau. It also handled payments for the Saddam money network. The bank’s spokesman wrote, “Please be advised that we do not intend to make any comments or discuss any issues with you regarding the article you proposed in your e-mail.”

    Banque Paribas, headquartered in Paris, with a significant portion of shares owned by Saddam’s cousin Nadhmi Auchi, moved money for the Al-Mahdi network in the 1980s and was the bank chosen to handle the Iraqi oil-for-food payments. In fact, Iraq insisted that Paribas handle the oil-for-food escrow account.

    A corporate document for Al Taqwa Trade, Property and Industry Co. Ltd. of Liechtenstein — an al-Qaida network shell company also shut down by the United States — lists Banque Paribas, Lugano, where it had accounts. (Paribas in 2000 merged with another French bank to create BNP Paribas, with Auchi continuing as one of the largest shareholders.)

    This puts Nadhmi Auchi’s role in the banking system front and center, having BNP (and then BNP Paribas) serve as the transit bank for funds shifting from the al Qaeda banks of Al Taqwa and for the corrupt Al-Mahdi banks for Saddam Hussein. Saddam had sent his half-brother, Barzan Ibrahim Hasan Al-Tikriti, to Switzerland in 1968 (yes, you read that correctly) to scope out the lay of the financial land as he knew that Iraq would need a method to quietly and untraceably move funds for arms, munitions and other needs, so that Western institutions would have trouble tracking them. She then points to Said Rahim Hussein Al-Mahdi and Nadhmi Auchi as the key operatives sent in after that to establish ties with Said’s father-in-law, who had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and who was already working for Barzan in Switzerland. Nadhmi Auchi’s role was to establish multiple offshore companies and accounting systems, and would see the construction of a web of companies that were approximately one sheet of paper deep. Even more fun is that Banca del Gottardo is the subsidiary of the collapsed ‘Vatican Bank’, which had collapsed due to fraud via offshore companies. Al-Mahdi himself, however, would not resist temptation to skim funds and was executed in 1986 by beheading in Iraq.

    Marc Rich, who had been indicted for tax evasion to the tune of $48 million dollars and illegally trading in Iranian oil after the revolution there, was *also* a part of this network. The Kroll report would detail the links between Marc Rich and Iranian banking sources and the ability to use those in shifting funds through the al-Mahdi and Al Taqwa systems. Before the ‘Clean Hands’ investigation in Italy, a previous Italian report had detailed the following:

    After Roger Watson in 1987 became Saddam’s financial consultant, he also became an adviser to Auchi’s International Company of Banking and Financial Participations (CIPAF). According to official Italian documents, Auchi used Panama to launder kickbacks for two contracts for the Iraqi military. An Italian parliamentary report in 1987 said that one of them, Dowal, set up by Watson, was used to collect $23 million in hidden commissions on Baghdad’s purchase of warships manufactured by the Italian shipyard, Cantieri Navali Riuniti.

    This sophisticated system of bribes, kickbacks, overcharges, offshore banks and companies would exist *before* the OFF scandal broke and *before* the Bank of New York penetration a bit less 6 years later by the Red Mafia. Nadhmi Auchi was no stranger to large scale financial fraud by the time OFF rolled around, to say the least, and had his own network clearly set up when the Red Mafia added its capability into as seen from the Angolagate material above. For a time the largest criminal and underground network for financial transactions and illegal purchases spanned from the Bank of New York (done by the Ivankov gang with help of Semion Mogilevich), trading in the largest industrial money laundering scheme seen in Trans World Commodities run by the Chernoy brothers and with the most complex schema of paper companies ever seen (or unseen) done by Simon Reuben, shift funds via BNP Paribas system to and from Iraq (my look at this part of the Red Mafia is here), Iran and al Qaeda, and include the burgeoning natural gas empire being shifted over to Dmitri Firtash in Ukraine (my look at DF Group is here). This banking and funds transfer system literally spanned the globe, reaching all the way to bank affiliates in China and Japan, to Australia, and across Africa and South America all the way to San Francisco and Vancouver, BC. While BCCI may have been a forerunner of this, it is dwarfed by orders of magnitude by this combined system and the complexity of it remains so opaque that multiple individuals running it remain not only free but uncharged with *anything* because no one in securities and banking investigation can figure it out. Or, as Jules Kroll points out, no one wants to figure it out.

    To get an idea of how the Al Taqwa system worked there is the testimony of Steve Emerson before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, looking at this problem of terrorist funding, on 12 FEB 2002. He goes through the informal p2p ethnic systems like the Hawala system (my previous article on that and the Black Market Peso Exchange system is here) and then goes on to the more formalized Al Taqwa banking system:

    Al-Taqwa was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1988 in the Bahamas and later in 1991 in Algeria, as the beginning of —establishing a world bank for fundamentalists“ aimed to compete with Western financial institutions.64 Al-Taqwa reportedly has other branches in Liechtenstein, Italy, Malta, and Panama with its headquarters in Switzerland. As a world bank for fundamentalists, al-Taqwa was open to money laundering with a number of terrorist organizations, most notably al-Qaeda and, in the past, Hamas.

    Al-Taqwa enabled al-Qaeda‘s financial network to obscure its paper trail by transferring money from one al-Taqwa branch to another. French Intelligence officials claim that by 1999, the bank was channeling funds for Osama Bin Laden.65 A Swiss investigation that started in 2000 revealed that al-Taqwa transferred funds for Bin Laden from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to al-Taqwa‘s affiliates in Malta and then on to Switzerland and the Bahamas.

    He then goes on to describe how institutions obscure their past via name changes, shifting of connections and other means so as to remove those prior connections from current institutions. Then by utilizing the paper companies and institutions offshore, the money trail becomes harder and harder to trace. After that he looks at HAMAS’ Al-Aqsa Bank, Beit al-Mal, and its working with Citibank via Joint Ventures. Finally he examines the purely p2p courier system, for securely moving documents and cash via trusted routes and individuals outside of the banking system.

    It is *that* system that was added on to the Al-Mahdi system of Saddam Hussein. As Lucy Komisar reports on 15 MAR 2002, this Al-Taqwa system was going on to the knowledge of the FBI for 4 years and it was only 9/11 that drove them to actually start looking at shutting it down.

    Now to catch up on *another* scandal of Nadhmi Auchi, and that is the Clearstream scandal. Clearstream is, or was, the trusted financial transaction system for Europe to exchange currencies during financial moves overseas. This system, in theory, had its own safeguards to ensure that each financial transaction was from a reputable source, covering a reputable company with assured funds. Unfortunately it didn’t work out so well and was compromised by the Bank of New York system and was then utilized by the likes of Auchi for shifting OFF funds through it via less than reputable banks and companies. This was part of the reason he was prosecuted by France on the Elf deal, as TotalFinaElf was also involved in the oil shipment end of Oil For Food.

    Auchi’s contacts via Angolagate and OFF would lead in two directions during the end of the BoNY phase of the system. The two cover almost the same timeframe but two distinctly different areas: 1) Yukos and the entire financial problems and scandals around the Russian oil giant, and, 2) Orascom and the cell phone scandal in post-invasion Iraq as Auchi flexed his financial and personal relationships in Iraq to land that deal. Going by size, then, is Yukos, which was part of the great ‘oil bonanza’ period in post-Soviet Russia that saw investors trying to throw money at anything with an oil well attached to it or a funding source with it. BNP Paribas would invest in Tyumen Oil (Source: Global Finance JUN 2002, via findarticles), Russian Standard Bank (Source: Global Finance SEP 2004, via findarticles) and $10 billion into Gazprom as part of the Yukos deal (Source: The Independent (UK) 30 DEC 2004, via findarticles). As Yukos failed under investigation for fraudulent deals, the various backers would start lining up for their share of it, and that would include BNP-Paribas.

    On 01 NOV 2003 Lucy Komisar would start to look at the French raid of the offices of Menatep bank, the bank behind so much of the Red Mafia and Russian Oligarchs, and lists the transactions and major front companies utilized by Menatep in its financial fraud system. In just a bit over a year the entire arrangement had come apart, and the shaky finances underlying Yukos crumbled, as described by Kommersant on14 DEC 2004. A few days later the NYT on 18 DEC 2004 described the syndicate of banks unwilling to back bad money with good as the following:

    A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman in London, Joanna McCulloth, declined to comment. But the syndicate of banks – which included Deutsche, J. P. Morgan, ABN Amro, BNP Paribas, Calyon and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson – will not be lending money to Gazprom in the next 10 business days or risk defying the judge in Houston.

    Gazprom “strongly believes the decision was unfair and the filing of a bankruptcy proceeding by Yukos in the U.S. was an attempt to circumvent Russian law,” said Nikolai Krylov, a partner at the Winston & Strawn law firm, which is representing Gazprom. “Their main assets were in Russia.”

    In one of the delightful turn-arounds of East-West relations, the Yukos representative in the US owning a single house in Houston was able to file for bankruptcy of the Russian oil giant in the US! No wonder the banks were upset… BNP Paribas, having been burned by Yukos and unable to get its money out of it also would pull out of its deal with Standard Bank. They would also try a lawsuit in the UK, but that would not work out, either, and so the thing slowly dragged on with no one wanting to declare Yukos fully dead, but not alive, either. By 21 MAR 2007 the very same syndicate of banks would try to back Rosneft’s bid for Yukos, or what remained of it, but that wouldn’t work out. This is one case where ‘writing off the loan’ just might be the best idea, but at $10 billion, I can see why they want their share of the remains.

    This then takes us to the smaller part of things with Orascom, and Naguib Sawiris. Mr. Sawiris is an Egyptian who is the head of Orascom, and brought in a new IT director in 2004 to help out with the Iraq contract, but is also on the lookout to expand his cellphone business to Italy, which is pretty natural as head of one of the largest private equity groups in the region. This expansion would also see opportunity in Hong Kong and by moving into that market, Orascom would become one of the 10 largest telecom companies on the planet. That said, going into Italy it almost is a given that you will get corruption charges laid against you, as happened with Mr. Sawiris this year.

    It is that Auchi backed deal in Iraq that, however, keeps coming up in the news, even once the contract was let in 2003. One of the major requirements was that anyone looking to provide cellphone service had to have actual backing inside Iraq. Also, there would be three contracts let for the North, Central and South of Iraq, so no one service would get the entire deal. Thus when Orascom backed by Mr. Auchi arrived the cry of ‘cronyism’ went up (Source: Atwola 09 NOV 2003, NY Daily News 10 NOV 2003) which would lead to investigations delaying the contracts (Source: Globalsecurity 14 NOV 2003). By 16 NOV 2003 the Guardian’s Nick Cohen would write about The Politics of Sleaze and then apologize for a few parts once Mr. Auchi complained in 2007. By 26 NOV 2003 the Financial Times was looking at how a swift cellphone process had become entirely bogged down due to the cronyism charges. They, too, would apologize to Mr. Auchi about getting some facts wrong. In DEC 2003 the African and Middle Eastern Telecom Newsletter was reporting that there were accusations of vote rigging in who would get the cellphone contracts. As would the Baltimore Sun.

    On 22 JUN 2004 Defense Tech would report the military was going to cancel the cellphone contracts because Orascom was on the verge of bankruptcy. And on 01 AUG 2004 the Times Online would publish (cache here) a report on some of the problems of OFF, BNP Paribas, and Orascom, and here is what the view taken by Mr. Auchi on Orascom was:

    However, last November the businessman was fined £1.4m and received a 15-month suspended sentence in France for receiving illegal commissions from Elf, the oil firm.

    He has extensive hotel, banking, construction and aviation interests in the Middle East. Another company in which he has a significant stake, Orascom, won a contract to provide a mobile phone network in Iraq after the war. But American officials now allege that the firm paid bribes of more than $10m to secure this deal.

    Auchi says he is a passive investor in the firm, had nothing to do with the mobile phone contract and is unaware of any wrongdoing.

    Yes, just a ‘passive investor’, so don’t blame him for any problems in his home country! I am sure he had *nothing* to do with finding ‘local representatives’ or investors! A UN report in DEC 04 would be a bit more prosaic noting that Orascom had over-promised and under-delivered on service, quality and quantity of units. By 20 FEB 2005 The Age of Australia would report on the corruption involved with the Orascom deal and even that the late Yasser Arafat had been an *investor* in it. By 25 APR 2007 PM Maliki would be demanding payment of $250 million for the licenses to operate in Iraq from each of the three companies involved, as part of an extended deal. Orascom would finally have enough of this and sell its Iraqi unit to a Kuwaiti firm called Iraqna.

    What did catch my eye during this, however, was a Newsmax article cache at Freerepublic of 24 NOV 2005 that looked at Mr. Auchi, post-war bribes, and the companies involved with Orascom:

    Another major supplier of equipment for the Iraqi cellular system is French-based Alcatel. The French communications company has already been linked to BNP Paribas. Alcatel profited from U.S. and Iraqi money supplied to rebuild the war-torn country.

    “The winners in the Iraqi cellular license tender were Saddam’s most senior financiers, their Egyptian and Iraqi supporters, the bank BNP Paribas, European cellular corporations – particularly Alcatel and Chinese telecom interests such as Huawei,” states the May 2004 Defense Department report.

    “If the French had provided a couple of divisions to take Baghdad they could not have gotten more,” concluded John Shaw with disgust.

    Now that is not a name that I really expected to see in Iraq, again, as the article points out the Chinese company in question had supplied a fiber optic air defense comm system to Saddam pre-war. So a bit of looking into things and, sure enough, on 24 SEP 2004 the People’s Daily Online announces that Huawei is getting backed by BNP Paribas for putting in a network in Algeria. And Nigeria. This also brings up the problem of the Huawei deal to try and buy 3COM which is *also* being backed by BNP Paribas. And that brings up a connection to another Presidential candidate in this, that I had previously written about on this exact, same, topic: Mitt Romney.

    You see Mitt Romney is the head of the Bain Capital group of companies and they have been working with Huawei ever since Huawei took a bit of Cisco technology and needed some backing to strongarm their way into the long distance router/services market. This has raised alarm bells all over the place as Huawei is seen as an organ of the People’s Liberation Army of mainland China, and is more than willing to exploit any and all technical advances it can get its hands on. That deal is nearly dead, but their Joint Venture continues on. Amazing to think that there are now firm connections by Nadhmi Auchi to Barack Obama, both the Clintons (via Marc Rich) and now to Mitt Romney (via Huawei).

    This, then, brings us to the next connection to make and that is going back to Russia again. Here the name is familiar to me, and I’ve been doing some side research on it and, well, lets just take a look at the article via Miningweb 03 JUL 2007:

    The more insiders like Goldman and Gilbertson leave Rusal disgruntled, the more evidence that could be sought from them to indicate what, until now, the insiders have been reluctant to concede that they have even discussed – what is Deripaska’s ongoing relationship with Cherney, and why doesn’t he pay him off? This question has become especially sharp for US citizens working for Deripaska, since it was revealed that sometime between July and October of last year, the US Government decided that Deripaska’s undertakings to it lack the veracity to warrant his retaining his entry visa. US citizens with potentially culpable knowledge of Deripaska’s business practices in Tajikistan, Nigeria, and Guinea, for example, include Peter Clateman, Rusal’s general counsel, and the new coordinator of the legal side of the IPO. Under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Clateman is liable to answer the allegations lodged in ongoing or decided court cases filed in the US and UK, regarding payments to foreign officials. US bankers and banks, through which Rusal’s cash to and from Tajikistan and Nigeria, has flowed, appreciate they may be in a similar position.

    It is noteworthy that the banks reported to be in line for Rusal’s IPO mandate – JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, UBS, and Deutsche Bank – don’t include a bank from the large syndicates which have loaned money to Rusal over the past six years, since its formation. In June, Rusal announced a $2 billion secured fund-raising by ABN AMRO, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Calyon, Citi, ING, Natexis and Societe Generale. Why is there no overlap? Why aren’t the banks which know Rusal best also participating in the IPO?

    One reason is that the banks which have been lending cash to Rusal longest also have in place the most elaborate methods to secure repayment of aluminium loans, in the event of default. Thus, they know how Rusal’s aluminium trading schemes work; why the metal changes title as it crosses the Russian frontier; and how title, metal and money move between intermediary traders, final users, and Rusal’s profit centres.

    Knowing the confidential secrets of Rusal’s trading schemes – also the subject of a successful lawsuit against Rusal by the Reuben brothers of London – creates for the lending banks a knowledge of transaction risk, cashflow and taxation risk, which these banks have sworn to keep secret. They would be in a more exposed position towards unsecured share- buyers, a position they may not want.

    Yes, BNP Paribas involved with Oleg Deripaska! Yes, I’ve written about him, too. He has been working hard to get a visa to get into the US, but the FBI has been shutting down that effort… but he had hired someone unexpected to lobby for him: Sen. Bob Dole. And he has worked just a bit more to spend some time with the final person to be connected to him via a meeting with Sen. John McCain.

    There you have it, the billionaire once removed from all the major Presidential candidates: Nadhmi Auchi.

    Who knew that Presidential politics would turn out to be so fun?

    Posted by A Jacksonian on Friday, March 14, 2008

    Nadhmi Shakir Auchi

    Tupac Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.[1] Shakur had sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010,[2] making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.[3] The themes of most of Tupac’s songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.[4][5][6]

    Both of his parents and several other family members were members of the Black Panther Party. Shakur was involved in an East Coast-West Coast rivalry after a major feud with East Coast rappers, producers and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy Records.[7]

    On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the Southern Nevada University Medical Center, where he died six days later.

  22. Renee says:

    Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African American religious leader, and led the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975. Muhammad was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali; and his son Warith Deen Mohammed.

    Contents [show]
    1 Early life
    2 Marriage and family
    3 Conversion and rise to leadership
    4 Leadership of the Nation of Islam
    5 Death
    6 Malcolm X
    7 Legacy
    8 Controversies
    8.1 George Lincoln Rockwell
    8.2 Children out of wedlock
    9 Honors
    10 Portrayals in film
    11 Personal life
    11.1 Children with Clara Muhammad
    12 See also
    13 Notes
    14 External links

    [edit] Early lifeElijah Muhammad was born Elijah Robert Poole in Sandersville, Georgia, the seventh of thirteen children to William Poole, Sr. (1868–1942), a Baptist lay preacher and sharecropper, and Mariah Hall (1873–1958), a homemaker and sharecropper.

    Poole’s education ended at the fourth grade. To support the family, he worked with his parents as a sharecropper. When he was sixteen years old, he left home and began working in factories and at other businesses.

    [edit] Marriage and familyPoole married Clara Evans (1899–1972) on March 7, 1917. In 1923, the Pooles, like hundreds of thousands of other African Americans in those years, migrated from the Jim Crow South to the northern states for safety and employment opportunities in the industrial cities. Poole later recounted that before the age of 20, he had witnessed the lynchings of three black men by white people. He said, “I seen enough of the white man’s brutality to last me 26,000 years”.[1]

    The Pooles settled in Hamtramck, Michigan. Through the 1920s and 1930s, Poole struggled to find and keep work as the economy suffered during the Great Depression. During their years in Detroit, the Pooles had eight children, six boys and two girls.





    *EVANS*** RADICAL*** connects to Bill AYERS*


    ***EVANS** Floating for GAZA***

    Just that *LITTLE** name again….

    Just that * LITTLE* name again…

    Bell Helicopter/ TEXtron…DRONES …


    Just that **DAVIS** and **LITTLE** name again
    Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is the United States Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district and was the nominee of the Republican Party for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election.[1][2]

    He was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, and is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio. He worked as an aide to legislators Bob Kasten, Sam Brownback, and Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter before winning election to the U.S. House in 1998. He is currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee.

    Ryan has developed budget plans that propose privatizing Medicare for those currently under the age of 55,[3] funding Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through block grants to the states,[4][5][6] and other changes. Ryan introduced these proposals in his spending plan for the House Budget Committee in April 2011 and in an updated version in March 2012.[7]

    On August 11, 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he had selected Ryan to be his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan was officially nominated at the Republican convention in Tampa on August 29, 2012.
    Born Paul Davis Ryan
    (1970-01-29) January 29, 1970 (age 42)
    Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Political party Republican
    Spouse(s) Janna Little
    Children Liza
    Residence Janesville, Wisconsin
    Alma mater Miami University
    Religion Roman Catholicism

    Janna Little ***






    Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan (June 13, 1911 – May 12, 1960), known as Aly Khan was a son of Aga Khan III, the head of the Ismaili Muslims, and the father of Aga Khan IV. A socialite, racehorse owner and jockey, he was the third husband of actress Rita Hayworth. After being passed over for succession as Aga Khan, he served as Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations, where he became a vice president of the General Assembly.

    His first name was typically spelled Aly in the press. The titles of prince and princess, which are claimed by children of the Aga Khan by virtue of their descent from the Qajar king Fath Ali Shah of the Persian Qajar dynasty, were recognized as courtesy titles by the British government in 1938.[1]

    Contents [show]
    1 Birth and education
    2 First marriage
    3 Military service and honors
    4 Second marriage, divorce and engagement
    4.1 Divorce
    4.2 Engagement
    5 Inheritance denied
    6 United Nations posting
    7 Death
    8 Icon of popular culture
    9 References
    10 See also

    [edit] Birth and educationBorn in Turin, Italy to a father of an Iranian origin (Aga Khan III), who was born in Karachi (then under British colonial rule), and Italian mother. He was the younger son and only surviving child of the Aga Khan III and Cleope Teresa “Ginetta” Magliano, a dancer with the Ballet Opera of Monte Carlo.[2] He had two brothers: Prince Giuseppe Mahdi Aga Khan (who died in 1911) and, by his father’s third marriage, Sadruddin Aga Khan.

    Aly Khan was educated by private tutors in India and France during his childhood and later trained in England as a lawyer.

    [edit] First marriageHe married as his first wife the Hon. Joan Guinness (née Yarde-Buller, 1908–1997). She was the former wife of Group Capt. Thomas “Loel” Guinness, a Member of Parliament, and a daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston. The wedding took place in Paris on May 18, 1936, a few days after Joan Guinness’s divorce became absolute. Before the wedding, the bride converted to Islam and took the name Tajuddawlah .

    “I had been involved with several women”, he said of his playboy period of his life, which included high-profile lovers such as the British debutante Margaret Whigham and Thelma, Viscountess Furness, an American who was simultaneously involved with the Prince of Wales.[3] “I was tired of trouble. Joan was a sane and solid girl, and I thought if I married her, I would stay out of trouble.”[4]

    He had been named co-respondent in the “Guinness vs. Guinness and Khan” divorce suit, with Loel Guinness citing as evidence that his wife and the Prince had occupied a hotel room together from 17 May until 20 May 1935 and that his wife had told him that she “had formed an attachment for him and desired her husband to divorce her”. The case was uncontested, and Aly Khan was ordered to pay all costs.[5]

    The couple’s first child, Prince Karim, was born in Geneva, seven months later; they also had a second son, Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan. By this marriage, he had a stepson, Patrick Guinness.

    They divorced in 1949, in part due to his extramarital affairs with, among others, Pamela Churchill.[6] After the divorce, Princess Tajuddawlah became the longtime mistress and eventual wife of the newspaper magnate Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose.


    Family Stavros Niarchos(-Livanos/-Rauber/-Onassis/-Guiness … Family-Stavros-Niarchos-Livanos-Rauber-Onassis-Guine…

    Family Stavros Niarchos(-Livanos/-Rauber/-Onassis/-Guiness, Zürich, Switzerland.

    Stavros George Livanos (1891–1963) was a native of Chios. He was the founder of the Livanos shipping empire and was a rival as well as father-in-law to both Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos.

    Contents [show]
    1 Early life
    2 Marriage and descendants
    3 Notes
    4 Genealogy
    5 External links

    [edit] Early lifeLivanos was born and died on Chios, a third-generation sailor.[1] The third of four sons of steamship owner George Livanos, he turned the outbreak of the First World War into opportunities.[1] Even during the postwar demise of the shipping boom, Livanos managed to stay on top by investing only with cash instead of credit.[1] He was notoriously tight with his money, a claim that the late Stavros Niarchos remembered as accurate.[1],[2] Confirming his reputation for high cash-investment in his ships, Livanos once said, “I have no money. I have ships.”[3]

    [edit] Marriage and descendantsIn 1924, he married Arietta Zafirakis (1909–1986) and had three children:[1]

    Eugenia Livanos, (1926–1971), married Stavros Niarchos in 1947
    Athina Mary Livanos (1929–1974), married firstly Aristotle Onassis, secondly John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough and thirdly Stavros Niarchos (her former brother in law).
    George S. Livanos (born 1934)
    The Livanos family lived in London most of the time. It was in London during the First World War that Livanos built the foundation of his empire. Yet they also had a lavish villa, known as Bella Vista, on Chios.[1]

    He is the great-grandfather of Athina Roussel Onassis de Miranda and of Stavros Niarchos III the ex-boyfriend of Paris Hilton.

    Stavros Niarchos descendants Philip Niarchos · Spyros Niarchos · Maria Niarchos · Konstantin Niarchos · Elena Ford

    Philip Niarchos
    / Victoria Niarchos Stavros Niarchos III · Eugenie Niarchos · Theodorakis (“Theo”) Niarchos · Electra Niarchos

    Spyros Niarchos
    / Daphne Guinness Nicolas Stavros Niarchos · Alexis (“Lex”) Niarchos · Ines Niarchos


  23. Renee says:

    Wallace Fard Muhammad

    Elena Ford (born Elena Anne Ford-Niarchos in 1966) is the daughter of Charlotte Ford, an heiress to the Ford Motor Company fortune, and the Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos. She is a granddaughter of Henry Ford II. She currently plays a major role in Ford Motor Company taking role of Director of Global marketing for the company as a whole. She is responsible for marketing, product management and sales support activities for Ford Motor Company around the world. She is the first female family member to work directly for the company her great-great grandfather founded in 1903.[citation needed] She is also a former stepdaughter of Edward Downe Jr., the founder and chairman of Downe Communications in New York.

    Contents [show]
    1 Personal life
    2 See also
    3 References
    4 External links

    [edit] Personal lifeIn 1991, Ford-Niarchos (as she was then known) married Stanley Jozef Olender, the owner of Stanley O’s, an estate maintenance service in Southampton, New York. In 1996, after divorcing Olender, she married Joseph Daniel Rippolone, a plumber, mechanic, builder, and inventor. They have six children together. In 2008 Joseph Rippolone and Elena Ford divorced by mutual agreement. The divorce proceedings lasted a year.[2] Elena remains in Grosse Pointe Farms with their four younger children while Joseph lives in Harrison Township with his two children from a previous marriage, Jillian and Joseph Jr. Both of Joseph Rippolone’s older children attend Providence College in Rhode Island. Joseph, Jr has interned at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI four years in a row and has most recently interned with Team Detroit, Ford Motor Company’s Advertising Agency, in the past. The four younger children attend a small private school in Grosse Pointe Woods.

    In 1997, Elena Ford was involved in a dispute with her half-siblings by her father’s third wife, Eugenia Livanos. Stavros Niarchos stipulated in his will that no one has the right to touch his billions until 2009, and two Swiss court decisions have effectively bound the hands of the Niarchos heirs from any inheritance. With the Ford family fortune and the Niarchos money, Elena Ford’s net worth is estimated to be $125 million, as of 2012.[3]

    On April 4, 2011, Elena Ford was charged with drunk driving after her company issued Ford Explorer jumped the curb onto the median then re-entered traffic. She was also charged with child endangerment as one of her children was in the vehicle. The incident occurred in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Michigan. On April 21, 2011 she pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced to two years probation.

    [edit] See alsoFord Family Tree


    Soundex Code for Fard = F630
    Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:


    snip~ That is G. Ben THOMPSON…. G as in GEITHNER * Like Tim and Rowan and the FORD Foundation*

    Timothy Franz Geithner ( /ˈɡaɪtnər/; born August 18, 1961) is an American economist and central banker. He is the 75th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    Geithner’s position includes a large role in directing the Federal Government’s spending on the late-2000s financial crisis, including allocation of $350 billion of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program enacted during the previous administration. At the end of his first year in office, he continued to deal with multiple high visibility issues, including administration efforts to restructure the regulation of the nation’s financial system,[2] attempts to spur recovery of both the mortgage market and the automobile industry, demands for protectionism, President Obama’s tax changes, and negotiations with foreign governments on approaches to worldwide financial issues.[3][4]

    Contents [show]
    1 Family and education
    2 Early career
    3 Secretary of the Treasury
    3.1 Nomination
    3.2 Tax Evasion
    3.2.1 Confirmation
    3.3 Bank bailout
    3.3.1 AIG bonuses
    3.3.2 AIG payments to banks
    3.4 China
    3.5 Opposing extension of tax cuts
    3.6 Criticism
    4 Media
    5 Memberships
    6 References
    7 Further reading
    8 External links

    [edit] Family and educationGeithner was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Deborah (née Moore) and Peter Franz Geithner. His father was the director of the Asia program at the Ford Foundation in New York in the 1990s. Geithner’s father is of German descent, and Geithner’s paternal grandfather, Paul Herman Geithner (1902–1972), emigrated with his parents from the Thuringian town of Zeulenroda to Philadelphia in 1908.

    Geithner’s mother, a Mayflower descendant, is from a New England family. [5] Her father, Geithner’s maternal grandfather, Charles Frederick Moore, Jr., was an adviser to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and served as Vice President of Public Relations from 1952 to 1964 for Ford Motor Company.[6]

    Geithner spent most of his childhood in other countries, including present-day Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, and Thailand where he completed high school at the International School Bangkok.[7] He attended Dartmouth College, in the tradition of his father and paternal grandfather, graduating with an A.B. in government and Asian studies in 1983.[7] He studied Mandarin at Peking University in 1981 and at Beijing Normal University in 1982.[8] and earned an M.A. in international economics and East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in 1985.[7][9] He has studied Mandarin[7] and Japanes.e

    *NOTE* FRANZ*** Like Dominique France PICARD aka Princess Fadilla of Egypt *

    Ford Foundation and Francis Xavier SUTTON. Like Gov GRAY DAVIS of ENRON, Arthur ANDERSEN and Northern Trust fame… and Muna SUTTON married King Hussein of Jordan* Percy SUTTON helped O into Harvard *


    Spouse Sharifa Dina bint ‘Abdu’l-Hamid
    Antoinette Avril Gardiner
    Alia Baha ed din Touqan
    Lisa Halaby

    Princess Muna al-Hussein (born Antoinette Avril Gardiner;[1] 25 April 1941) is the mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan. Until their divorce on 21 December 1971, she was the second wife of Hussein, the late King of Jordan. She is British by birth, but was renamed Muna al-Hussein at the time of the marriage for the sake of Jordanian culture.

    Contents [show]
    1 Early life
    2 Connection to Jordan
    3 Marriage and children
    4 Positions and titles
    5 References
    6 External links

    [edit] Early lifeGardiner attended Bourne School in Kuala Lumpur, which was administered by the British Families Education Service for the children of British service personnel stationed overseas. The school closed when British forces withdrew from Malaya.

    [edit] Connection to JordanGardiner met the King of Jordan while working as a secretarial assistant on the film set of Lawrence of Arabia. The King had allowed troops to work as extras on this film and would occasionally visit to monitor the production’s progress.

    [edit] Marriage and childrenToni Gardiner married King Hussein in Amman, Jordan, on 25 May 1961. She converted to Islam and was renamed Muna al-Hussein upon marriage,[2] and was given the title Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein on the birth of her first son on 30 January 1962. Together they had four children:

    Abdullah (born 1962; now King Abdullah II of Jordan) who has two sons, Hussein and Hashem, and two daughters, Iman and Salma.
    Faisal (born 1963), who has a son, Omar, and three daughters: Ayah, Aisha and Sara.
    Aisha (born 1968, twin of Princess Zein), who has a son, Aoun, and a daughter, Muna.
    Zein (born 1968, twin of Princess Aisha), who has a son, Jaafar, and a daughter, Jumana.
    They were divorced on 21 December 1971. After her divorce she was allowed to keep the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Jordan. She continues to work and live in Jordan.

    She is deeply involved in issues connected to the development of nursing in Jordan, founding the Princess Muna Scholarship Fund for Nursing.
    Tenure 25 May 1961 – 21 December 1971

    Spouse Hussein of Jordan
    Abdullah II of Jordan
    Prince Faisal
    Princess Aisha
    Princess Zein
    House Hashemite
    Father Walter Percy Gardiner
    Mother Doris Elizabeth Sutton
    Born (1941-04-25) 25 April 1941 (age 71)
    Chelmondiston, Suffolk UK

    ***NOTE*** ELLIS/ Elias***

    ***ENRON*** Joseph Sutton***










    Stearns & Foster King, Queen, Full and Twin Mattress sizes in any comfort



    The US Supreme Court Center at Justia.com is the leading resource on the internet which publishes United States Supreme Court decisions. They have been caught red handed in an Orwellian attempt to revise US Supreme Court cases which mention Minor v. Happersett as precedent on the issue of citizenship, as opposed to the other issue decided in Minor, voting rights.

    I have documented two incredible examples where Justia.com has been caught in the act of taking a hatchet job to US Supreme Court decisions by removing, not just the case name, “Minor v. Happersett”, but whole passages related to Chief Justice Waite’s statements on the citizenship issue which were cited favorably in BOYD V. NEBRASKA EX REL. THAYER, 143 U. S. 135 (1892), and POPE V. WILLIAMS, 193 U. S. 621 (1904).

    I have published my complete investigation into this fraud perpetrated by Justia.com – including snapshots and evidence collected from the Way Back Machine at the Internet Archive – in the comments section of my previous report, THE EXPRESS LANE TO NATURAL BORN CLARITY. My investigation was triggered by a reader’s comment regarding Boyd. The comment was on a separate issue. But I then noticed that the Boyd case, as currently published by Justia.com, made reference to Minor v. Happersett without properly naming the case.

    Last evening, I had come across a similar situation in the Pope case. I was curious, but it wasn’t until I saw the same pattern in the Boyd case that it became clear Justia.com was altering these cases to remove references to Minor v. Happersett when Minor was recognized on the issue of citizenship. But where Minor is cited on the issue of voting rights, no hatchet was taken to the references in later US Supreme Court cases.

    For posterity, due to the incredibly important nature of this information, I have decided to keep the investigative report exactly where I first published it, in the comments section of my previous report.

    This is beyond shocking. Somebody, back in 2008, just prior to the election, ordered these revisions and saw to their execution. This is direct tampering with United States law. And it is evidence that Minor v. Happersett was known to be a huge stumbling block to POTUS eligibility.

    It confirms that Minor v. Happersett was seen as a dangerous US Supreme Court precedent which construed the natural-born citizen clause of Article 2 Section 1 to make only those persons born in the US to citizen parents (plural)… eligible to be President.

    According to binding US Supreme Court precedent, Obama is not eligible to be President. And we are obviously very late coming to this legal truth. Somebody at Justia.com tried to control and alter our awareness by hiding important Supreme Court references to Minor dating back to 2008. This is smoking gun proof of tampering. Please read my full report here.

    There needs to be an investigation.

    Leo Donofrio, Esq

    snip~ Remember BLUE JEANS ?
    Levi STRAUSS ?

    FindLaw.com Founders Discuss Entrepreneurship and FindLaw’s … blj.ucdavis.edu/archives/vol-1-no-1/Findlaw-Com-Founders-Discuss-Entreprene…

    Feb 21, 2001 … an interview with Stacy Stern and Tim Stanley of FindLaw, Inc. … On February 14, 2001, Stacy and Tim invited BizLawJournal.com’s Brian Anderson to FindLaw’s Silicon Valley ….. And, there will be just a lot more, a lot faster.

    • Renee says:

      The Gardner River (also known as the Gardiner River) is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 25 miles (40 km) long,[1] in northwestern Wyoming and south central Montana in the United States. The entire river is located within Yellowstone National Park. It rises on the slope of Joseph Peak, Gallatin Range in the northwestern part of the park, and winds southeast through Gardner’s Hole, a broad subalpine basin which is a popular trout fishing location. Angling on the Gardner is governed by Yellowstone National Park fishing regulations.[3] After merging with Panther Creek, Indian Creek and Obsidian Creek, it then turns north and flows through a steep canyon where it cuts through a basaltic flow from approximately 500,000 years ago known as Sheepeater Cliffs. Below Sheepeater, Glen Creek out of Golden Gate Canyon and Lava Creek out of Lava Creek Canyon join the Gardner near Mammoth Hot Springs. The river crosses the 45th parallel in Gardner Canyon and is also home to a popular hot spring known as The Boiling River.[4] The river continues north through Gardner Canyon and empties into the Yellowstone near Gardiner, Montana.

      [edit] HistoryThe river and the town of Gardiner were named for Johnson Gardner who was a free trapper in the early 18th century. In the 1830s, he worked northwestern Yellowstone and sold his furs to the American Fur Company.[5] On September 13, 1869 the Cook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition entered the park region and crossed the river at its mouth on their way up the Yellowstone. On August 26, 1870 the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition entered what was to become the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner and camped near the confluence before they crossed the river and proceeded south up the Yellowstone river.[6] Both these expeditions did not explore the Gardner and thus did not encounter the geothermal features of Mammoth Hot Springs. The 1871 Geological Survey of the park region by F. V. Hayden did explore the Gardner and describe Mammoth Hot Springs, but the Mammoth area itself was named by an illegal concessionaire Harry R. Hohr who tried to claim land in early 1871 in the newly explored park region.[7]

      The lower few miles of the river is paralleled by the North Entrance Road Historic District.


      Gardner, Allen, Gates, Starr



      Two photo albums depicting Allen Gold Mining Company / Allen Company logging and mining operations at French Gulch near Deer Lodge, Montana, from 1905 to1908. Photographs show views of logging activities, flume construction and use, as well as placer mining.
      Repository: University of Montana–Missoula
      Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
      Archives and Special Collections

      The University of Montana—Missoula
      Missoula, MT 59812

      Languages: Materials are in English

  24. Renee says:

    Levi Strauss was born in Buttenheim, in the Franconian region of Bavaria, Germany, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family.[2] He was the son of Hirsch Strauss and his wife Rebecca (Haass) Strauss. At the age of 18, Strauss, his mother and two sisters sailed for the; United States to join his brothers Jonas and Louis, who had begun a wholesale dry goods business in New York City called J. Strauss Brother & Co.[3]

    [edit] Business careerLevi’s sister Fanny and her husband David Stern moved to St. Louis, Missouri, while Levi went to live in Louisville and sold his brothers’ supplies in Kentucky.[4] In January 1853, Levi Strauss became an American citizen.[5]

    The family decided to open a West Coast branch of the family dry goods business in San Francisco, which was the commercial hub of the California Gold Rush. Levi was chosen to represent the family and he took a steamship for San Francisco, arriving in early March 1853, where he joined his sister’s family.[6]

    Strauss opened his dry goods wholesale business as Levi Strauss & Co. and imported fine dry goods—clothing, bedding, combs, purses, handkerchiefs—from his brothers in New York. He peddled canvas for tents to the gold prospectors. Levi lived with Fanny’s growing family.[7]

    [edit] Levi’s jeans
    Levi’s 506 back pocket with Arcuate stitchingIn late 1872 Jacob Davis, a Reno, Nevada tailor, born in Riga, Latvia, started making men’s work pants with metal points of strain for greater strength. He wanted to patent the process but needed a business helper, so he turned to Levi Strauss, from whom he purchased some of his fabric.[8]

    On May 20, 1873, Strauss and Davis received United States patent[9] for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim work pants. Levi Strauss & Co. began manufacturing the famous Levi’s brand of jeans, using fabric from the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    The “Arcuate”, the double arch stitching on the back pocket, is a Levi’s trademark, which the company has repeatedly defended in court. During World War II it was deemed by the US Government to be decorative only, and prohibited from being stitched into the pockets because items needed for the war effort, including thread, were being rationed. Rather than lose its trademark, the company had the Arcuate hand-painted onto the pockets.[10]

    [edit] DeathLevi Strauss died on September 26, 1902 in San Francisco at the age of 73. He never married, so he left the business to his four nephews, Jacob, Sigmund, Louis, and Abraham Stern, the sons of his sister Fanny and her husband David Stern. He also left bequests to a number of charities such as the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum. Levi’s fortune was estimated to be around 6 million dollars,[11] (about $161,169,231 in 2012 dollars [12]) He was buried in Colma, California.

    [edit] LegacyA Levi Strauss museum is maintained in Buttenheim, Germany, located in the 1687 house where Strauss was born. There is also a Visitors Center at Levi Strauss & Co. world headquarters in San Francisco, which features a number of historical exhibits. There is a Levi Strauss Foundation starting with a 1897 donation to the University of California, Berkeley.

  25. Renee says:

    Obama picks Salam al-Marayati, Islamic supremacist defender of Hamas and Hizballah, to represent US at human rights conference
    What does Salam al-Marayati, who blamed Israel for 9/11 and defends the jihad terrorists Hamas and Hizballah, and is one of the most arrogant of Islamic supremacists in a field crowded with contenders, know about human rights?

    “Criticism Mounts Over State Envoy,” from the Washington Free Beacon, October 5 (thanks to Alger):

    Jewish leaders expressed outrage Friday over the State Department’s praise for, and defense of, a controversial Muslim leader who has defended terrorist groups and suggested that Israel may have been responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    Salam al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was picked to represent the United States government at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

    Al-Marayati’s well-known anti-Israel bona fides prompted Jewish leaders and others to express outrage over the Obama administration’s selection.

    “It is regrettable that someone with such distorted, conspiratorial views—even with a lackluster apology—is delegated by our government to represent our country abroad,” the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement to the Free Beacon.

    Who’s he ? Al-Marayati maybe ?

    When John Chase of the Chicago Tribune testifies about the part he played in derailing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s multi-year, multi-million dollar investigation of corruption in Illinois, don’t forget to have him explain what he knows about the man pictured with President George W. Bush at the Bush/Cheney fundraiser held in Chicago in 2003 that Antoin “Tony” Rezko co-sponsored.

    You can ask Fitz later.

    Developing story….

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    TonyBellJr.com could be available! … Historical Social Sentiment for ‘Tony’ … Tony Rezko, Derrick Bell, Kwame Kilpatrick, Shervin Newman, Salam Al-Marayati , …


    MPAC was founded in 1986 as the “Political Action Committee of the Islamic Center of Southern California”. It was later renamed in 1988 to the “Muslim Public Affairs Council.”[1]

    In its history, it has condemned the death fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the attacks on the World Trade Center, and denounced the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.[1]

    Statement by President Salam al-Marayati, regarding the September 11, 2001 terror attacks: “If we’re going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.”[2]

    Mahdi Bray formerly was political director of MPAC

    Wright Mahdi Bray (born “Wright Bray” in 1950), a Black American convert to Islam, is a civil and human rights activist who serves as Executive Director of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) based in Washington, DC.[2] The foundation supports Muslim activists and religious leaders who have been arrested.[3]

    [edit] Political activismBray formerly was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).[4][5]

    Bray has expressed support for Hamas and Hezbollah on a number of occasions.[6] A video of a rally in 2000 shows Bray pumping his fist in the air in support of the groups Hamas and Hezbollah.[7] He asserts, however, that he is not a supporter of Hamas.

    In 2001 Bray served as a liaison with United States President George W. Bush’s White House Faith-Based Initiative Program, which he later opposed.[4][8][9] After the September 11 attacks, he and other Muslim leaders met with then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.[10] He also served as a congressional affairs representative on behalf of the Muslim community.[2]

    In September 2003 he referred to the arrest of Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, the founder of the American Muslim Council, as a “witch hunt”, and said:

    “This administration’s war on terrorism is actually a war on the Muslim community and the civil liberties of all Americans. Our leadership, organizations, charities, and places of worship are being targeted by the Department of Justice, who scapegoat Muslims by exploiting their political vulnerability. This is political opportunism at its worst, and the Muslim community is paying a horrific price.”[11]

    Al-Amoudi pled guilty to financial and conspiracy charges in 2004, which resulted in a 23-year prison sentence.[12]

    In October 2003 in testimony before the US Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, Dr. J. Michael Walker, Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics, indicated that Bray was the contact for the National Islamic Prison Foundation, which was “specifically organized to convert inmates to Wahhabism”.[13][14]

    In December 2004, Bray said that Sami Amin Al-Arian, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida, was innocent of the charges against him, and “Indeed, proving Dr. Al-Arian’s innocence will be a victory for the entire community.”[15] In 2006 Al-Arian made a plea agreement, pleading guilty to conspiracy to help a “specially designated terrorist” organization, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and was sentenced to 57 months in prison.[16]

    When Ali al-Timimi was found guilty in April 2005 in U.S. District Court on charges that he incited terrorism in connection with the Virginia Jihad Network by encouraging followers to join the Taliban and fight U.S. troops, Bray said the conviction “bodes ill” for the First Amendment. “What he said was perhaps repugnant and inflammatory, but was it really his intent to have people go and take his words and translate that into going and killing other human beings, specifically Americans?” Bray asked.[17] Al-Timimi was sentenced to life imprisonment.

    In a May 2005 column in the Weekly Standard, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross wrote about his May 14, 2005, debate with Bray on PAX-TV’s Faith Under Fire program. He noted that a Chicago Tribune article had detailed how the fundamentalist Islamist Muslim Brotherhood operates in the US through MAS, and that MAS wants to see the US governed by sharia law. He noted that MAS, “except in its most public of statements”, was open about its agenda. He argued that while Bray “tries to portray MAS as an organization that embraces these shared [liberal democratic] values, the group simultaneously teaches its members that all government should become Islamic and that non-Islamic judicial systems should be boycotted.”[18]

    In July 2005, after the London bombings that killed 52 people, Bray said: “Let me say to the terrorists very clearly, that you will have no comfort in our community. Our community offers you no harbor. Our message is clear, you do no service to Islam, you do a great disservice to Islam and for the love of God, stop this madness.”[19]

    When the Philadelphia Inquirer published some of the cartoons of Mohammed in the 2005 Mohammed cartoons controversy, Bray said: “This has nothing to do with free speech; its pure sensationalism that reeks of religious disrespect. What the Philadelphia Inquirer has done is irresponsible, provocative, and reckless.”[20]

    Mahdi Bray
    at 2006 peace protest.When in November 2006, two imams from Boston-area mosques were arrested and charged with being involved in a scheme that secured religious worker visas for immigrants who instead got secular jobs, Bray said: “If this was [sic] clerics who were anything other than Muslims, would they have had to face this?”[21]

    After the September 2007 resignation of Dr. Esam Omeish from a Virginia Commission on Immigration, after it was revealed that he had publicly endorsed “the jihad way” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bray said “What’s the big news? Everybody knows Muslims feel passionately about the Palestinian issue. What in the world is wrong about talking about the invasion of Lebanon or the plight of the Palestinian people?”[22]

    Bray served on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Alliance and the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, and is a National Co-convener of Religions for Peace-USA. He is a Washington, DC, television and radio talk show host, and has appeared on CBS News, Fox, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Aljazeera, and many TV and radio talk shows.[2] Bray also organized protests against the U.S. war in Afghanistan,[23] the Iraq war, and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

  26. Renee says:



    Wright Mahdi Bray (born “Wright Bray” in 1950), a Black American convert to Islam, is a civil and human rights activist.

    ***NOTE*** WRIGHT***



    Mary Ann Wright (born 1947) is a former United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil war in Sierra Leone.[1] She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    She was a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Early life
    2 Military career
    3 State department career
    4 Resignation
    5 Peace activism
    6 Gaza flotilla
    7 September 11th attacks and the 9/11 Commission report
    8 Writings
    10 See also
    11 References
    12 External links

    [edit] Early lifeWright grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, in what she referred to as “just a normal childhood.” Wright attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned master’s and law degrees, before entering the U.S. Army.

    Bentonville is the county seat of Benton County, and the tenth largest city in Arkansas.[2] The city is centrally located in the county, with Rogers adjacent to the east, and is the home of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.[3] Bentonville was originally named Osage after the Osage Indians who hunted in the area when White settlers first moved to the area in 1837.[4] The community was renamed Bentonville after Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri in 1841 and was first incorporated on April 3, 1873.[5][4] The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city itself had a population of 35,301 at the 2010 Census. And the 2011 estimate was 36,295.

    Bentonville is known as the location of the Walmart Home Office, and the retailer is very visible in the city. The Walmart Visitor Center is located on the Bentonville town square in Sam Walton’s original Walton’s Five and Dime.[6] The home office includes fifteen buildings along Walton Boulevard in the west part of town. Just north of downtown Bentonville is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded by Alice Walton in 2011. The museum contains many masterpieces from all eras of American art, including many works from Walton’s private collection.[7] Across the square from the Walmart Visitor Center is the Benton County Courthouse, the center of the county government. Bentonville High School is located just west of Interstate 540/US Route 71 (I-540/US 71) in central Bentonville.


    The Times previously reported that, seven years ago, Walmart found “credible evidence that its Mexican subsidiary had paid brides in its effort to build more stores” — obtaining permits via corruption throughout the country, the illegal payments totaling as much as $24 million. Making matters worse, top executives squashed an internal investigation, fearful of deleterious repercussions in an essential market. There were no consequences for any Walmart de Mexico executives; chief executive Eduardo Castro-Wright was actually elevated to vice chairman of Walmart in 2008.

    Eduardo Castro-Wright is the current vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) and was the President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores USA, the United States division of the world’s third largest corporation by revenue according to the 2008 Fortune 500.[1][2]

    [edit] Childhood and familyCastro-Wright was born in Ecuador and is the second oldest of eight siblings in a tightly knit retailing family. His grandfather founded a supermarket more than 50 years ago that became that nation’s largest chain. He has three daughters with his wife Fabiola De Castro.[1]

    [edit] CareerCastro-Wright graduated in 1975 from Texas A&M University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He rebuilt RJR Nabisco’s Latin American operations during the KKR era. In the late 1990s he ran all of the Asia-Pacific division for Honeywell. He then worked for Wal-Mart, joining the Mexican division named Wal-Mex where, in 2004, Castro-Wright led sales of Wal-Mex’s 700 outlets to rise 11 percent to $12.5 billion and net income to grow 36 percent. After this performance he was named CEO of Wal-Mart Stores USA.[1] In August 2010, he was named one of the Top 25 Multilatinos by Latin Business Chronicle.

    On April 21, 2012, The New York Times reported that Castro-Wright was implicated in a vast corruption scheme while serving as head of Wal-Mart’s Mexico unit. The Times reported that he approved paying millions of dollars in bribes to Mexican officials to secure quick approval of permits to build new stores.

    Antone-Castro-Wright-Payne- Holmes-Moniz- Reis.. etc..* (Hawaii)



    Gardner-Allen ***




    A trip of a lifetime to Cuba and mass with Pope Benedict XVI stands a good chance of beating out Playboy bunnies on the auction block during this Saturday’s live auction at the fourth annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Festival, a fundraiser for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

    The trip, offered by the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and Naples resident John Parke Wright IV, is a historic occasion.

    “This is the first time anyone has auctioned a trip to Cuba,” says Mr. Wright, who will personally escort the winning bidder and three traveling companions throughout the country he’s been visiting regularly for 15 years. “This is big for the children of Southwest Florida. Hopefully we can build a bridge to help the children in Cuba who need medical attention.

    Ramon Castro, Fidel Castro’s older brother, with John Parke Wright IV.


    Jim, Alice and Rob Walton

    There’s been a constant stream of headlines about the widening gap between rich and poor for months now, but this is pretty remarkable: Just six members of the Walton family, heirs to the Walmart fortune, possess wealth equal to that of the entire bottom 30 percent of Americans.

    That’s according to a new analysis by Sylvia Allegretto, a labor economist at the University of California at Berkeley’s Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics.

    The calculation is based on data from 2007, the most recent round of the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances, whichmeasures the net worth of Americans. (The extensive survey is performed once every three years, and the 2010 edition is expected to be released next year.)

    Allegretto then compared those numbers to the net worth of the six members of the Walton clan as reported on the Forbes 400 list in 2007. They are all children or children-in-law of the founders of Walmart. Their total net worth that year: $69.7 billion.

    That’s equal to the wealth of the poorest 30 percent of all Americans, according to Allegretto’s calculations.

    One of those Waltons, by the way, is Alice, whose effort to create a world-class museum in Arkansas by purchasing hundreds of millions of dollars of art was recently profiled in the New Yorker. More information on the other Waltons is available at Forbes.

    There are some interesting similarities between our imperial president, Barak Obama, and the imperial mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro.

    Obama has been called “the Anointed One” because of way the main stream media and liberal establishment fawn over him. Castro, and his twin brother Joaquin, are treated similarly by the media and liberal establishment, as they seem destined to rise to greater political heights. Notice how often Castro is mentioned as possibly the “first Hispanic president”.

    Both Obama and Castro seem to ignore obvious facts and pretend or fabricate a new truth. Speaking at a fundraiser in California on Monday night, July 23, Obama said, “we tried our plan (economic policies), and it worked”. It worked if he wanted high unemployment, massive growth in the dependence on government handouts, and regulations that are strangling America’s industries. On the other hand, Castro takes credit for San Antonio’s economic growth while he refuses to acknowledge that Texas’ conservative economic policies are responsible.

    They both are big on “green energy” even though the market does not support that type of projects. Obama has Solendra, and Castro has recently signed an agreement between CPS Energy and OCI Solar Power. Both men claim that jobs and energy will be created from these green projects. But the free market and economic reality do not support their ideas.

    Then there is the complete disregard both men appear to have for the rule of law, specifically Obama for the U.S. Constitution and Castro for the municipal charter of San Antonio. Obama has shown his contempt for the Constitution by ignoring immigration laws, voting rights violations, and Congress. Castro has ignored the San Antonio city charter in the regards to zoning issues and other city actions such as the name change for Durango Street. He ignored the out cry of a majority of citizens in the granting of city benefits to the domestic partners of city employees and in the name change of Durango Street, too.

    Both men believe in big government. They both support heavily public-subsidized mass transportation, and want central city growth at the expense of suburban communities and private property. Obama created Obamacare, and Castro wants to expand the city’s government to create a municipal division of education with a new sales tax.

    Perhaps the most curious similarity is their family history and the influential mentors they have had. Neither Obama nor Castro had any father figures in their homes, but they did have radical friends and mentors. Obama had people like William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Castro’s mother was a member of the radical Raza Unida party and influenced by Saul Alinsky’s teaching.

    While conservatives are currently trying to stop Obama from regaining the White House, they also should consider stopping Castro (both of them) before they go any further politics. Neither America nor Texas, can afford another arrogant radical who believes in big government, who has no traditional family values, and who uses race or ethnicity as basis for being in office.


    Julián Castro (Spanish pronunciation: [xul’jaŋ] hoo-lee-AHN;[1] born September 16, 1974) is an American politician and the current Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Castro served on the San Antonio City Council for four years before becoming mayor. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

    Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas, on September 16, 1974,[2] to Maria “Rosie” Castro and Jessie Guzman.[3] He is the identical twin brother of politician Joaquín Castro.[2] His mother was a Chicano political activist who helped establish the chicano political party La Raza Unida.[4] She ran unsuccessfully for San Antonio City Council in 1971.[2] Castro has said, “My mother is probably the biggest reason that my brother and I are in public service. Growing up, she would take us to a lot of rallies and organizational meetings and other things that are very boring for an 8-, 9-, 10-year-old”.[5] His father, Jessie Guzman, was a community activist in the 1970s and a retired math teacher. Never married, Rosie and Jessie separated when Castro was eight years old.[4] Castro was raised on the west side of San Antonio. His family’s San Antonio roots trace back to 1920, when his grandmother, Victoria Castro, joined extended family members there as a 6-year-old orphan from northern Mexico.




    • Renee says:

      Walton ? That name goes to another group as well…


      George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012.[9] He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful directors/producers. When Disney’s acquisition closes, Lucas will be Disney’s largest shareholder after the estate of Steve Jobs.

      George Lucas was born in Modesto, California, the son of Dorothy Ellinore (née Bomberger) and George Walton Lucas, Sr. (1913–1991), who owned a stationery store.[10][11]

      Lucas grew up in the Central Valley town of Modesto, and his early passion for cars and motor racing would eventually serve as inspiration for his USC student film 1:42.08, as well as his Oscar-nominated low-budget phenomenon, American Graffiti. Long before Lucas became obsessed with film making, he wanted to be a race-car driver, and he spent most of his high school years racing on the underground circuit at fairgrounds and hanging out at garages. On June 12, 1962, while driving his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina, another driver broadsided him, flipping over his car, nearly killing him, causing him to lose interest in racing as a career.[5][12] He attended Modesto Junior College, where he studied, amongst other subjects, anthropology, sociology and literature.[5] He also began filming with an 8 mm camera, including filming car races.[5]

      At this time, Lucas and his friend John Plummer became interested in Canyon Cinema: screenings of underground, avant-garde 16 mm filmmakers like Jordan Belson, Stan Brakhage and Bruce Conner.[3] Lucas and Plummer also saw classic European films of the time, including Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, Francois Truffaut’s Jules et Jim, and Federico Fellini’s 8½.[3] “That’s when George really started exploring,” Plummer said.[3] Through his interest in autocross racing, Lucas met renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, another race enthusiast.[3][5] Wexler, later to work with Lucas on several occasions, was impressed by Lucas’ talent.[5] “George had a very good eye, and he thought visually,” he recalled.[3]

      Lucas then transferred to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. USC was one of the earliest universities to have a school devoted to motion picture film. During the years at USC, George Lucas shared a dorm room with Randal Kleiser. Along with classmates such as Walter Murch, Hal Barwood and John Milius, they became a clique of film students known as The Dirty Dozen. He also became good friends with fellow acclaimed student filmmaker and future Indiana Jones collaborator, Steven Spielberg. Lucas was deeply influenced by the Filmic Expression course taught at the school by filmmaker Lester Novros which concentrated on the non-narrative elements of Film Form like color, light, movement, space, and time. Another inspiration was the Serbian montagist (and dean of the USC Film Department) Slavko Vorkapich, a film theoretician comparable in historical importance to Sergei Eisenstein, who moved to Hollywood to make stunning montage sequences for studio features at MGM, RKO, and Paramount. Vorkapich taught the autonomous nature of the cinematic art form, emphasizing the unique dynamic quality of movement and kinetic energy inherent in motion pictures.

      Frank Wilton Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is an American film producer and director, often working in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Kennedy. With Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he was one of the founders of Amblin Entertainment. In 1991, he founded, with Kennedy, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, a film production company which has a contract with DreamWorks Studios. Since May 2012, with Kennedy taking on the role of co-chair at Lucasfilm, Marshall has been Kennedy/Marshall’s sole principal.[1] Marshall has consistently collaborated with directors Steven Spielberg, Peter Bogdanovich…


      Frank Wilton Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is an American film producer and director, often working in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Kennedy. With Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he was one of the founders of Amblin Entertainment. In 1991, he founded, with Kennedy, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, a film production company which has a contract with DreamWorks Studios. Since May 2012, with Kennedy taking on the role of co-chair at Lucasfilm, Marshall has been Kennedy/Marshall’s sole principal.[1] Marshall has consistently collaborated with directors Steven Spielberg, Peter Bogdanovich and M. Night Shyamalan.

      Marshall was born in Glendale, California, the son of composer Jack Marshall. His early years were spent in Van Nuys, California. In 1961, his family moved to Newport Beach, where he attended Newport Harbor High School. Marshall was active in music, drama, cross country, and track. He entered UCLA in 1964 as an engineering major, but that did not last long. Over the next 3 years, he explored many different majors, eventually graduating with a degree in Political Science. While at UCLA, he helped create its first NCAA soccer team, and played collegiate soccer there in 1966, 1967 and 1968.[2]

      In 1967, he met film director Peter Bogdanovich at a birthday party for the daughter of director John Ford, a friend of his father. Marshall worked in various capacities on Bogdanovich’s first film, Targets, and finally found his passion. After graduating in 1968 from UCLA, he had planned to attend law school, but instead left for Archer City, Texas, to become location manager on The Last Picture Show. He continued to work with Bogadanovich and in 1973, he received his first producing credit on Paper Moon. Having made nine films together, they continue to collaborate and have a project to finish the tenth: Orson Welles’ unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind.

      Marshall in 1982.In 1981, together with his future wife Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he co-founded Amblin Entertainment, one of the industry’s most productive and profitable production companies. Along the way, Marshall has received five Oscar nominations as a producer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Seabiscuit (2003), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Color Purple (1985), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

      Jack Marshall (November 23, 1921 – September 20, 1973) was an American guitarist, conductor, and composer. He is the father of producer-director Frank Marshall and composer Phil Marshall.

      Born in El Dorado, Kansas, Marshall was one of Capitol Records’ top producers in the late 1950s and 1960s. He also released a number of albums under his own name that featured his own finger-style jazz guitar playing. He was a close friend of Howard Roberts and Jack Sheldon, and produced several of their best albums on Capitol. He wrote his own arrangements, many of which had a big-band, jazzy sound to them. His most popular arrangement was for Peggy Lee’s “Fever”, using only percussion, bass and finger snaps, which won him several awards.

      Marshall is perhaps best known for composing the theme and incidental music for the 1960s TV series The Munsters. (The theme music was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965.) He also composed music for the movies The Missouri Traveler, Thunder Road and The Deputy, a western television series starring Henry Fonda, The Investigators and The Debbie Reynolds Show.

      A large oil refinery, which is currently owned and operated by HollyFrontier,[11] is situated on the southwest edge of El Dorado. It was constructed and originally owned by what would later become Skelly Oil.[12] Later, the refinery changed hands and was rebranded after Skelly was purchased by Getty Oil and then rebranded again after Texaco attempted to purchase Getty.[citation needed] In 2011 it was rebranded again when Frontier Oil and Holly Corporation merged.

      The El Dorado HollyFrontier oil refinery is one of the largest in the Plains States and in the Rocky Mountain region. Capacity is 135,000 barrels per day (21,500 m3/d), with production split up into gasoline (55% of production); diesel and jet fuel (34% of production); and asphalt, chemicals and other refined petroleum products (11% percent of production).[13]

      [edit] EducationEl Dorado is home to Butler Community College, as well as one high school, one middle school, and 5 grade schools. Bond issues passed in 2011 approved the construction of a new Middle School.



  27. Renee says:

    Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard (1663 – 3 November 1731), known as Sir Henry Tichborne, Bt, between 1697 and 1715, was an Irish peer.

    Tichborne was the son of Sir William Tichborne of Beaulieu, son of the judge Sir Henry Tichborne, younger son of Tudor MP, Sir Benjamin Tichborne, 1st Baronet, of Tichborne (see Tichborne Baronets). He represented Ardee and County Louth in the Irish House of Commons and was created a Baronet, of Beaulieu in the County of Louth, in the Baronetage of England on 12 July 1697. On 9 October 1715 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Ferrard, of Beaulieu in the County of Louth.

    [edit] See alsoTichborne Baronets
    [edit] ReferencesLeigh Rayment’s Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
    Beaulieu House website: history section
    Baronetage of England
    New creation Baronet
    (of Beaulieu)
    1697–1731 Extinct
    Peerage of Ireland
    New title Baron Ferrard
    1715–1731 Extinct

    Beaulieu House, from the French for “beautiful place”, may refer to:

    in Ireland
    Beaulieu House and Gardens, Co. Louth, an early Georgian historic estate open to the public
    in the United States of America
    Beaulieu House, Newport, private former home of John Jacob Astor III, Cornelius Vanderbilt III and his wife Grace Vanderbilt
    in England
    The Palace of Beaulieu, Boreham, Essex, the surviving north wing of the Tudor structure now part of the Roman Catholic independent New Hall School.

  28. Renee says:

    Beaulieu, or Beaulieu House, is a historic mansion located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, built originally in 1859 by the Peruvian merchant, Federico Barreda, who made his money in the 1850s guano trade. Subsequent owners of Beaulieu have included John Jacob Astor III and Cornelius Vanderbilt III and his wife Grace Vanderbilt, née Grace Graham Wilson.[1]

    One of Newport’s oldest mansions, Beaulieu was designed for Barreda by New York architect Calvert Vaux, who also designed the bridges in New York’s Central Park. In July, 1859, Barreda paid $24,000 for about nine acres on the Bellevue Avenue hill overlooking Narrangansett Bay. He then hired Vaux for a five percent fee on a construction budget of $100,000. Eventually he spent at least $26,000 more on furnishings and interior decoration. This seasonal “cottage” had sixteen bedrooms, library, billiard room, wide surrounding verandah and ample quarters for housekeepers, nannies and cooking staff. It was once described as “the most pretentious and elaborate villa in Newport,” and Barreda’s wife later claimed that she supervised up to eighteen servants there.

    Federico Barreda was only twenty-five when sent in 1851 to Baltimore by his brother Felipe, who had secured the contract for the U.S. guano market from the Peruvian government, to oversee distribution of the valuable fertilizer in the United States. Guano riches made the Barredas into wealthy Peruvian oligarchs. In 1853 Federico Barreda married his niece, Matilde Laverrerie Barreda, who was to become the matriarch of the U.S. wing of the Barreda family. The Newport summer residence was built for lavish entertaining that would establish her place in elite U.S. circles. Shortly after the mansion was completed, Barreda was named Peru’s minister in Washington. He hired New York City’s Delmonico restaurant to cater one of the first social events held in Beaulieu.

  29. Renee says:


    ***NOTE*** DAVIS*** BEAULIEU***

    Priscilla Presley. September 2003. Born, Priscilla Ann Wagner (1945-05-24) May 24, 1945 (age 67) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.. Other names, Priscilla Beaulieu

    Priscilla’s grandfather, Albert Henry Iversen, emigrated from Egersund in Norway to the United States in the beginning of the 1900s. He married Lorraine Davis, who was of Scots-Irish and English descent. They had three children: Albert Jr. (March 1922), James Richard (March 1924) and Anna Lillian Iversen (March 1926). Later she was called, or her name was changed to, Ann. She was called Rooney (short for Annie Rooney) as a child. At the age of 19, she gave birth to Priscilla.[1] They both still have cousins in Norway. In a letter to the City Hall of Egersund, Ann asked for information about their relatives, and wrote that Priscilla was interested in knowing about them; Priscilla’s parents then visited family members in Norway in 1992.[2]

    Priscilla has a square named after her in Egersund – Priscilla Presleys plass. When she was told about this tribute being planned, by a visiting Norwegian relative (summer 2007), and asked what she thought, she answered: “Oh, it’s marvellous!”.[3] The area is in the street outside the house where her grandfather was born in 1899, and lived. Priscilla and her family were invited by the Lord Mayor of Egersund to the opening ceremony of Priscilla Presleys plass, which took place August 23, 2008, but were unable to go due to Lisa Marie’s being pregnant.[4][5]

    Priscilla’s biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. His parents were Kathryn and Harold Wagner. On August 10, 1944, at the age of 23, he married Priscilla’s mother; they had been dating for more than three years.[1] He was killed in a plane crash while returning home on leave when Priscilla was six months old.[6] When Priscilla discovered this “..family secret…”[7] whilst rummaging through an old wooden box of family keepsakes, she was encouraged by her mother to keep it from the other children as she feared it would “…endanger our family closeness…”.[6]

    In 1948 her mother met a United States Air Force officer named Paul Beaulieu, from Quebec. The couple were married within a year. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla, and was the only father she would ever know. Over the next few years Priscilla grew up quickly, helping to care for the growing family as her father’s Air Force career moved them from Connecticut to New Mexico to Maine. In her own words, she described herself during this period as “…a shy, pretty little girl unhappily accustomed to moving from base to base every two or three years.”[8] Priscilla later recalled that she felt uncomfortable moving so often because she never knew if she could make friends for life, or even if she would fit in with the new people she met on each move.[8]

    In 1956, the Beaulieus moved to and settled in Austin, Texas, but soon her father was transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany.[9] Priscilla was “..crushed..” by this news, and after finishing Junior High her fears of leaving her friends behind and making new ones were once again at the forefront of her mind.[9]

    [edit] Life in GermanyInitially the Beaulieus stayed at the Helene Hotel when they arrived in Germany, but after three months, the cost of living there became too expensive and they looked for a place to rent.[10] The family settled in a large apartment in a “vintage building constructed long before World War I”. Soon after moving in, the Beaulieus realized that it was a brothel, but due to scarce housing, they were forced to remain there.[10]

    Feeling like an outsider once again due to her lack of understanding of the German language, Priscilla frequented the Eagles Club; a place where American families would gather to have dinner and be entertained.[10] It was “within walking distance” of their apartment, and proved to be an important discovery for Priscilla.[10] She would go there “every day after school” and listen to the jukebox while writing letters back home to her friends in Austin.

    It was here, at the Eagles Club, that Priscilla met Currie Grant, a young American Air Force recruit whose Commanding Officer knew Priscilla’s father.[11] Through Grant, who stated that he was good friends with the singer and that he and his wife would visit him quite often,[11] she came to meet Elvis Presley. Nonetheless it is still controversial what led to that first encounter.

  30. Renee says:

    Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider”
    – Doug Hagmann (Bio and Archives) Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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    This is part one of a multi-part interview with a government insider intimately familiar with the events that took place in Benghazi. In this part, he provides important background, and explains this administration is engaged in a massive cover-up.

    DH: It’s been a while since we’ve discussed Benghazi. What have you heard lately?

    II: Before I answer that, I want to get a few things off my chest. Every politician, whether it’s a congressman senator, diplomat, or their spokespeople and the media are lying to the American public every time they call the location of the attack a consulate. It was not. There was absolutely no diplomatic consulate in Benghazi. None. Words are important here. They can create a wrong image, an incorrect picture of what was really going on. The property where our Ambassador and other Americans were murdered was a rented villa consisting of a primary residence with a couple of outbuildings behind the actual house. The reason they’re still calling it a consulate is to subtly divert any questions about our activities there.

    DH: Let’s go over this again; exactly what was taking place at Benghazi?

    II: As I said, the place where the attack happened is one of the largest, one of the most active CIA operation centers in North Africa, if not in the entire Middle East. It was not a diplomatic station. It was a planning and operations center, a logistics hub for weapons and arms being funneled out of Libya. Unlike the embassy in Tripoli, there was limited security in Benghazi. Why? So the operation did not draw attention to what was going on there.

    DH: So in reality there were no actual security issues?

    II: Oh yes, there were, in Tripoli. Diplomatic cables show that. But it was for the embassy in Tripoli, the Ambassador and the diplomatic staff in general, not specifically for the Benghazi location for two reasons. First, the Benghazi location was a CIA operation, not a diplomatic one. Visible security at that location would draw unwanted attention there. They had to blend in. Remember, the villa was located in a somewhat residential area, sort of like the suburbs. Secondly, additional manpower was not needed there, at this CIA center, as the operation was already winding down.

    DH: I know you’ve gone over this before, but let’s get into the specifics of the operation at Benghazi.

    II: Good, I want to be clear. After Gaddafi was taken out, there was the matter of his weapons and arms that were hidden all over Libya, including chemical weapons – gas weapons. According to Obama and Hillary Clinton, we were in Libya to collect and destroy these weapons to make for a ‘safer’ Libya. That’s what they were telling the American public. That’s not really what was going on, though, and it seems like all of the other nations except the average American knew it. Anyway, you can find pictures and videos of weapons caches being destroyed, but that is strictly for the public’s consumption.

    What was really happening, before Gaddafi’s body was even cold, is that we had people locating caches of weapons, separating the working from those that weren’t, and making a big show of destroying the weapons, but only the weapons that were useless. The working weapons were being given to Islamic terrorists. They were being funneled through Libya, crisscrossing Libya on a Muslim Brotherhood managed strategic supply route. In fact, Michael Reagan called it the modern day equivalent of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in a recent article he wrote, and he is correct.

    The entire arms and weapons running operation was headquartered in Benghazi, The weapons were actually being shipped out of Libya from the port city of Dernah, located about a hundred miles east of Benghazi. That was the ‘choke point’ of the weapons being shipped out. Remember the Lusitania? Think in those terms, ships carrying weapons hid among ‘humanitarian aid.’ By the time of the attacks, an estimated 30-40 million pounds of arms were already transported out of Libya.

    From there, the weapons were being sent to staging areas in Turkey near the Syrian border, for use by the Free Syrian Army and other ragtag terrorist groups to fight against Assad. The objective was and still is to destabilize the Assad government.

    Why Syria, why not Iran?
    II: It’s both, but Syria is the primary target here for this operation. First, look at the bigger picture, look at the so-called “Arab Spring.” Who benefits and by default, who doesn’t? Who is the architect for what’s going on throughout the Middle East and North Africa? Whose agenda is being implemented? To specifically address Benghazi, though, look at the bigger picture here and what is trying to be accomplished.

    The Obama administration is playing the role of Saudi Arabia’s private army. I think if Americans knew this, they would be outraged. Our service men and women are being sold out as mercenaries for the wants and desires of the Royal family, for the Saudi’s interests. It’s about religious dominance and oil. Who is really benefitting from, say, what’s going on in Egypt? Mubarek is out, and the Muslim Brotherhood is in. Who does that benefit? Saudi Arabia.

    Look at what we see happening in Egypt. Destabilization. Do you think the Russians want that? Hell no. Syria is Russia’s red line in the sand, as you earlier wrote. If Syria is lost to the Muslim Brotherhood by the actions of Obama, Hillary Clinton and others in this administration, what happens? Well, it will have an adverse impact on Russia from a military standpoint. They will likely lose access to their Mediterranean deep water port in Syria, which is Tartus.

    But think further – three dimensionally. Russia is still the world’s largest oil producer, and that’s Russia’s primary source of income. Then there’s Turkey, adjacent to Syria. A large amount of Russian oil and gas, consumed by the West, flows through Turkey, which is also a player in this operation.

    So, the destabilization of Syria which is exactly what Obama and Clinton are trying to do, presents a direct military and economic threat to Russia. Assad at least has kept things in check in Syria. Can you imagine Assad being replaced by someone like Morsi? That would strike at the very heart of Russia’s economic health and military capabilities. Think of what’s at stake here. Do Americans want a regional war? World War III? Has Obama or Clinton asked the American people if this is what they want?

    Make no mistake, we are doing the bidding for Saudi Arabia. The U.S., NATO and other allies are engaged in a proxy war with Iran and Russia.

    What about Assad’s war crimes?
    Assad is no angel, but don’t be fooled by the death toll attributed to him. Now this is important. Remember the first Gulf War? In the run up to Desert Storm, a young woman testified before the Human Rights Caucus – she only testified under her first name, which was Nayirah. Remember that she testified that Iraqi soldiers were taking infants from incubators in Kuwait, leaving them to die? Her testimony was supposedly confirmed by Amnesty International. Her testimony went viral, and every war hawk in the U.S. government cited her testimony, saying we needed to right the wrongs, the inhumanity. It was all one big lie!

    After Desert Storm, it was revealed that Nayirah’s last name was Al-Sabah, and she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Her testimony was part of a publicity campaign organized by Citizens for a Free Kuwait, which was run by Hill & Knowlton, a PR firm out of New York. People must learn the back story.

    So we see a body count attributed to Assad. Who’s doing the killing, Assad’s people? Maybe at times, but the Free Syrian Army and other groups are doing most of the slaughter. It’s one huge ‘false flag’ operation and the media is selling it hard. And Americans are buying it, just like the testimony of the girl from Kuwait.

    It’s one big lie being told by Obama, Clinton, Rice, and others. Many Americans are buying the lie, and the media is selling the lie. The people behind this are laughing at us. Don’t you get it? They’re laughing at us.

    And do you want to know what’s at stake? Four Americans were killed in Benghazi. Forty thousand have been killed so far in Syria. Tens of thousands of Syrian people have become refugees. Why? For what? To advance the agenda of Saudi Arabia. For oil.

    You know, the so-called right wing establishment were all up in arms about Obama’s submissive bow to the Saudi King. Where are they now? Where’s the outrage that the body count will be much greater than Forty thousand? It is anticipated that if the Obama plan succeeds, not only will America be committed to yet another war, but the body count could be as high as FOUR MILLION. Christians, among others, will be slaughtered. This could trigger a third world war, it’s that serious.

    What are Russia and Iran doing? Certainly, they must be fighting back.
    Benghazi was a strike against us, the Obama-Clinton agenda. A visible strike, and I’ll explain more about this shortly, because there are events I will point out that will put it all into perspective. But think of it this way. How did we successfully collapse the Soviet Union? I mean, what was the last straw? We attacked their currency – the Ruble. They’re still stinging from that, and Putin was in the KGB at the time. Do you think he forgot about that?

    So, how do, or will Russia and Iran strike back if Obama and Clinton continue this insanity? Militarily? Possibly in regional conflicts, but to take us out, to stop us, what is the one area where we are very vulnerable? It’s our economy – our dollar. What’s our dollar tied to? Not gold or silver anymore, and some say it’s not tied to anything. Well, that’s not quite correct. It’s tied to OIL. The free-flow of oil.

    Oil transactions everywhere in the world, including Russia and China, are made with U.S. dollars. We buy their oil with our dollars, and they return with those same paper dollars and employ Americans by buying our goods and services. As Michael Reagan wrote: “[t]his system is also crucial to the security of our diplomatic and legal infrastructure, which is ultimately backed by our military. It’s the core of our foreign policy.” He also wrote that “any attack on the free flow of oil is an attack on the dollar. Any attack on the dollar is an attack on our ability to project power and protect Western democracies, economies, and ideals. God have mercy on us all if that attack is successful!”

    Tomorrow Part II

  31. Renee says:

    Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they left the meeting with more unanswered questions about her comments after the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    “I am more disturbed now than before,” said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

    The Capitol Hill meeting lasted about 90 minutes and also was attended by acting CIA Director Michael Morell.

    Graham was joined by Sens. Kelly Ayotte, of New Hampshire, and John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    “I’m significantly troubled by the answers we got and didn’t get,” McCain said.

    Rice continues to be discussed as one of the top candidates to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down next year.

    However, the senators said after the meeting they needed more information about the attacks and the aftermath before making a decision on how they might vote on a potential Rice nomination.

    Clinton has said she will step down as soon as her replacement is ready. Rice and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., have been the top names discussed for the job.

    McCain has demanded Rice be held accountable for her public explanation of events following the fatal Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. He wouldn’t say Monday whether she could allay his concerns.

    “I’m not going to go into the whole tick tock, but it’s clear what my concerns are,” he told Fox News. “She told the American people things that were patently untrue … As I said at the time people don’t go to demonstrations with mortars and rocket propelled grenades.”

    Rice, while making the rounds on five Sunday show appearances Sept. 16, five days after the attacks, said they were “spontaneous” violence that seemed to grow out of a protest of an anti-Islamic video. But further scrutiny revealed no evidence of a protest outside the consulate on the night of the attacks, and U.S. intelligence officials later said it appeared to be a pre-planned terrorist attack.

    U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. A local Libyan extremist group that sympathizes with Al Qaeda is suspected of carrying out the attack, though it remains unclear how much planning was involved and how much the anti-Islam video served as a motivating factor.

    Rice has said only that she was working off talking points given to her.

    She said on Wednesday that she had “great respect” for McCain and his service to the country and that she looks forward to discussing with him the entire issue, including some “unfounded” statements he made about her.

    McCain, who vowed to block any attempt to appoint Rice as the next secretary of state, hinted Sunday that he might be moving away from his hard-line approach.

    “She deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “She’s not the problem. The problem is the president.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/26/rice-to-meet-with-top-gop-senators-after-their-objections-to-her-replacing/#ixzz2DS1NPbLu

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