Following the money from the Fed to Middle East and back again

Tuesday we were reminded about the huge cache of cash that was funneled from the US to Iraq and later Iran after US forces secured the areas earlier this century.

How the New York Federal Reserve bank — the first among equals of the 12 regional banks —  shipped billions of dollars in physical cash shrink-wrapped on pallets to Baghdad to pay allegedly for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services.

The Bush II White House sent cash weighed 363 tons reportedly loaded onto military aircraft in the largest money shipments ever made by the Federal Reserve, said Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in 2007.

Similar shipments were sent to Iran. This time the payments were categorized by the Obama administration as interest to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale. A $1.3 billion payment was sent to Iran two days after the Obama White House allowed $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran from the Federal Reserve in early 2016.

In order to perhaps cover their tracks better with Iran, the Fed Reserve made the disbursements in 13 separate payments of $99,999,999.99 and final payment of about $10 million to avoid further detection by keeping the individual transactions under $100 million.

With little accountability, where does this cash wind up? The post suggests that some may be brought back to differing political campaigns and “charitable” foundations to further agendas. It’s not one party doing this, it’s all parties exploiting the citizens.

So the drop begins by asking what happens when an outsider becomes president and asks for information on this theft of taxpayer money and wants to change how we go about funding our country?

The two most recent presidents to question the true purpose of the central bank — John F Kennedy (assassinated) and Ronald Reagan (assassination attempt) — tells you exactly what happens.

While reports on attempts to take the life of President Trump may be highly classified at this time, some have come out. A presidential motorcade driver in Florida with a hidden handgun arrested by Secret Service, A man arrested last month trying to secure an anti-tank missile to fire at the White House and a rogue missile being fired and intercepted while Air Force One is flying to Asia for meeting with North Korean leader Kim.

The President has made no bones about his dislike of the Federal Reserve system and how it operates for private owners under the guise of being part of the government. While the central bank may return some annual profits to the Treasury Department, that comes only after stakeholders receive their healthy dividend.

It’s insiders vs an outsider. It’s about retaining control vs. losing it, the drop says.

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Lt. Gen. Flynn is the ‘keystone’ to FISA and Russian collusion plan

Lt. General Michael Flynn was the driving force behind the Russian collusion plan to undermine the Trump administration from the beginning.

Flynn was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Obama administration from 2012-2014. He was a critic of the administration’s dealings with radical Islamists. Flynn lost a battle to CIA Director John Brennan — a Muslim by faith — and the White House of his assessment of the US involvement in Syria.

Flynn was feared and despised by the Obama White House for his views on radical Islamist and his deep knowledge of State Department and CIA involvement with Islamist extremists in Iran and Syria.

After leaving the Obama White House, Flynn traveled to Russia and meets with Russia government officials as a civilian. He is attends a dinner with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

While Flynn did all the appropriate actions for the Russian trip — he met with DIA staff before leaving to let them know of the trip, he was briefed before on how to deal with the Russian questions and he was debriefed on what he discovered afterward. All above-board and reportedly helpful to the intelligence community.

So in 2015 Flynn begins speaking with the Trump campaign. Obama’s staff is furious and knows it needs to silence Flynn because he knows too much.

In late 2015 enter Stefan Halper, a career CIA asset working then as a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. I believe Halper was brought in by Brennan to set up Flynn as colluding with the Russians. That’s where the whole Russian plan was hatched.

Halper was key to bringing in Fusion/GPS and Christopher Steele to produce the dossier with its first target being Flynn.

Flynn was most likely the subject of the first FISA application in the late spring of 2016 for his trip to Russia. However, the FISA court turned down the application because it did not show Flynn broke any laws.

In order to get the FISA court to approve spying on American citizens you need to show: a) The citizen was working with a foreign government, which in and of itself is not unlawful and b) broke the law like fraud or providing classified information.

The original application had no law broken, so it was denied. The Halper and Co. then went after Carter Page in the FISA court later in 2016 to spy on the Trump administration.

This is why Flynn remains free even after admitting guilt to minor charges brought by the DOJ/FBI for speaking with Russians after Trump’s election, but before he took office. Ironically FBI’s Peter Strzok was the agent that interviewed Flynn at the White House without a lawyer and brought these charges.

Obama administration still needed to silence Flynn from joining the Trump team as the National Security Advisor since he knew where all the Obama bodies are buried.

One last “indictment” on Flynn. When Trump meets with Obama after the election the only name brought up by Obama is Flynn telling Trump not to trust him.

This is why I say Lt. General Michael Flynn is the keystone to the whole Russian dossier.

Christmas envelopes hung with care for Bush funeral attendees

After getting tens of thousands of hits on this blog for writing on the Bush funeral envelopes I feel an update is due.

At Christmas we saw a decades-old photo of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea in the White House posted on social media. The Obama’s appear to have put out an older photo under mistletoe without the children.

It’s not surprising that Vice President Pence or ex-Veep Joe Biden did not get any notice for any Christmas postings since they are not known for that.

Former President Bush and family did put up a Christmas posting showing George and Laura with daughters and spouses and grand children. A new age way of mourning.

So what are we to make of the shock and awe that was brought about by the reading of the personal notes found in the booklets? It’s a mixed bag in the after-burial reactions by the individual couples.

What I find amazing is that there is not a word of this in the media. The idea that there is all this video showing the opening and reading of the notes by the wives and their reactions to the message while asking of the spouse if it was true, how could that be ignored?

I will reserve judgment until next week after the first of the year to see if anything comes of these notes to see if there is the “promise to ‘counter'”.

Michael Flynn will be the hero very soon

This Flynn is far more of a hero than the Hollywood actor ever was.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended Tuesday that the former Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn should be given a minimum to none prison sentence for lying to FBI agents about meeting with Russian ambassador before Trump took office.

“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations…a sentence at the low end of the guideline range — including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration — is appropriate and warranted,” Mueller wrote in the filing to the court on Flynn’s sentencing.

The most interesting aspect of the brief was that Flynn has been helping the Justice Department on both the special counsel probe and a separate criminal investigation, with much of that section of the filing was heavily redacted in the court papers.

The criminal investigation more than likely was his dealings with US Attorney John Huber’s wider probe into the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One and global money laundering operations. Flynn could also be talking with DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Flynn was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for almost two years during President Obama’s second term. He was not on board with Obama trying to justify to the American people that the Muslim Brotherhood was not evil. Flynn knew better and said as much.

So while the Obama White House could not fire him over his remarks they replaced Flynn at the DIA and named him United States National Security Advisor.

A position he served for a little over one month before he was let go from the White House. This was the reason — even before Trump took the oath of office the DOJ and FBI went after Flynn. He knew exactly where all the bodies were buried in the Obama White House.

It was pointed out to me that once Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, he was released from any non-disclosure agreements he had taken during his two tenures during the Obama presidency.

That’s where Flynn’s cooperation was most valuable to Huber’s criminal investigation.

A true swashbuckling hero.

Pipe bomb investigation is troubling from the get go

The “mail bombs” discovered Wednesday targeting former and present Democratic leaders and media  outlet CNN has all the markings of an intimidation tactic. Now, against whom is the big question?

Judging by the immediate reaction to the event — CNN hosts began excoriating President Trump for his fake news rhetoric as the cause for these actions — without a shred of evidence that said where the packages came from, may shed some light on what the culprit was aiming to accomplish.

Packages were discovered to be sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.and early Thursday morning a similar envelope was discovered in lower Manhattan at the offices of actor Robert De Niro.

The most puzzling of the targets was the  “device” delivered to ex-Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s office at CNN in Midtown Manhattan since Brennan does not even work for CNN, according to his Wikipedia page, but instead serves as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, which are located blocks away at 30 Rock.

That said, the biggest question is why was a photo allowed to be taken and distributed to media of the “bomb” intact?

Surely if this was a deadly device then it would have been taken to bomb detonation site to be analyzed and dismantled and not to allow unauthorized personnel to take photos. Also law enforcement has now lost the ability to know who the bomber is through intimate information of the design that only the sender would know. That’s gone since photos are all over the news.

No law enforcement agency including NYPD bomb detectives or FBI agents would allow images released if this was a credible threat.

Surly the NYPD Bomb Squad knew what the were looking at when they arrived on the scene, but needed to take the necessary precautions and follow protocols. It would not look good to pick it up in plain clothes and walk out and throw it in the back of a squad car.

According to a military bomb expert these devices should have had the words A.C.M.E written on them and carried by Wily E. Coyote as he mailed them to Mr. Road Runner.

A former Navy  bomb disposal officer named Tom Sauer said this on Twitter Wednesday:

Proper pipe bombs don’t have wires connected to both ends. That’s dumb.

 

You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.

 

Bottom Line: Whoever made that [pipe bomb] wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it’s a “bomb.” This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.

I am very interested to see what the feds find out about the sender of these packages. I am not jumping to the conclusion that this was a ardent Trump supporter. Intimidation works many ways.