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Lee Wanta next to Alexander Hamilton at the U.S. Treasury
Reagan Era To Be Declassified
Something unusual has happened. An era is going to be uncovered, a time of BCCI, Iran Contra, the fall of the Soviet Union, one of corruption and triumph. What we know is this, the files are being opened and interviews never before authorized are scheduled.
More curious, perhaps the most curious of all, the FBI is notifying former intelligence agents and officials that the project has the official ‘green light.’
The fist interviews and, perhaps the first book, will outline relations between President Reagan and Emil Lee Wanta, letting a few into the dream world of White House insiders.
I have had my perceptions of Reagan shattered more than once. The official cover story, the myth sold by the Bush clan, that Reagan came into office, was almost immediately gunned down and for the next 8 years, George H. W. Bush was “defacto” president while Reagan remained a “doddering fool.”
I spent an evening going over notes with Lee. His memory of the period is volumes, much of which isn’t going to be of interest to many. While White House intelligence coordinator, Wanta worked in a grey environment of jockeying for influence, internal strife and one thing he makes clear:
President Reagan despised and distrusted his vice president and refused to allow him to be briefed on anything. Reagan felt he was saddled with a potential “rogue operator” who would use his experience as former CIA director to use the White House as a platform for personal business interests inconsistent with national policy.
One of Reagan’s Best Lines
Of the issues which have current standing, Libya will be high on the list, for awhile at least.
Tony Blair is doing the rounds in Tripoli today for JP Morgan, the Rothschild partner that worked so closely with Gaddafi on his plans to put together a series of Banks based on the African Union.
The deals offered, if things go as expected, will be intended to impact the new Libya as they did the old, bleeding the majority of oil cash into private accounts and leaving a pittance for the people.
This was Gaddafi’s policy and it may well be the policy of the new government as well, if writers like Franklin Lamb are right.
During talks with Wanta I was able to verify some issues involving Gaddafi. Gaddafi was placed in office in 1969 by the CIA as personal protege of Director Richard Helms.
Helms admired Gaddafi greatly and valued the relationship between the US and Libya as one of the most critical and strategic for America during that vital period.
The cover stories, that rogue CIA agents were training IRA terrorists in Libya got a laugh out of Wanta.
“This was Gladio, of course, the bastardized anti-Communist program that set up terror organizations across Europe as a “fall back” defense in case of a successful Soviet invasion. Libya was the staging ground for Gladio, a program operated, not out of Italy as reported, but out of Switzerland, by the ‘P2,’ a Freemason organization that eventually operated in 26 countries, across not only Europe but Latin America as well.”
“Later on, it was the P2 that had me arrested in Switzerland, put in solitary confinement and emptied the US Treasury accounts I managed, hundreds of millions of dollars. By that time, they had become little more than organized crime, particularly after they had murdered so many people during the Italian elections.”
Filling out the history of the Reagan era, in particular, the project to “crash the ruble,” the financial trading scheme run by Wanta through the Department of Treasury that netted trillions in assets that Reagan intended to be spent paying off the national debt, as Wanta relates.
In actuality, it was much more than that, with Treasury getting control of $23 trillion dollars leaving $4.3 trillion to Wanta’s companies.
This would all sound imaginary if it weren’t for the court filings backing it all up and the arrests, Wanta in particular, and murders surrounding the disposition of these funds, which represent the combined assets of the American people.
The money exists, has existed, enough to erase our national debt. The concept of Wanta’s own funds, seized by the Federal Reserve, $4.3 trillion dollars less $1.7 trillion in taxes owed, immediately put into the “General Fund” is frightening to some. This kind of money is unimaginable power, particularly in the hands of someone jailed for failing to be adequately dishonest.
Wanta, a devout Catholic, lay clergy, is a simple working class kid from Milwaukee, one who has shunned the trappings of wealth though he, at one time, controlled the greatest fortune in the history of our beleaguered planet.
Leo E. Wanta – Signed by Ronald Reagan
Sometimes we review accounts and where they have gone, some in billions, the names of powerful political families known to all are tied to the looting of these accounts, some names predictable, some surprising.
Most embarrassing are bank security photographs of high ranking government officials, cabinet officers, looting bank accounts held in trust for the American people.
All of the money involved, taxpayer funds, all belonging to the American people, more than enough to fund a high speed rail system for America or housing for a century of homeless veterans.
Ah, but back to Libya and the “teaser” Wanta left me:
“I had some familiarity with Gaddafi during the late 70s and early 80s.
I had, by 1982, been able to confirm that our “hostility” toward Gaddafi was a CIA deception plan tied to his usefulness in assisting operations around the world, much as with Osama bin Laden.”
There is a rationale for Gaddafi to consider the UN action against him, based on his history of cooperation with NATO, a betrayal in fact. How could a man, so heavily invested in the Rothschild banks, a silent partner in the Carlyle Group with Bush, Baker, John Major, Frank Carlucci, be attacked by NATO?
Then again, I watched Ambassador Mark Siljander, a Reagan favorite, friend of Baker and Edwin Meese indicted by the Bush administration under circumstances, were I allowed to mention them (I serve on his legal team) as incredulous. I am showing restraint here.
Steve Rosen – Weissman – AIPAC
I look at the indictment of Steve Rosen, former head of the Rand Corporation, member of the Bush/Rice National Security Council arrested for spying for Israel.
News reports fail to mention Rosen’s position as top Bush advisor on the Middle East but, instead, mention his later employment with AIPAC, the Israeli lobby.
Rosen sued AIPAC for firing him, they claimed they couldn’t have an “accused spy’ working for them.
His claim? As AIPAC is a spy organization, firing me is the height of absurdity.
Rosen’s case was dropped and investigations against other Bush advisors, in fact ALL Bush advisors were dropped after a 3 year FBI “sting” operation that included wiretapping the White House.
“Play by play” of the tapes included, among other things, passing on nuclear secrets, done by people currently, not only ‘free as birds’ but chirping to the news every day. Moreover, dozens of hours of FBI transcripts cover sexual liaisons of what is typically termed an “unnatural” nature, described in punishing detail and tedious repetition.
The prosectutions were halted, the FBI agents reassigned and the targets, Rosen the least of them, still, to a large extent, run America, certainly run the Republican Party.
But we still aren’t getting to that “teaser” on Libya. How do I say this?
MK Ultra – Survivors Conference
According to Trowbridge Ford, Reagan was told by his vice president, George H.W. Bush that John Hinckley, the man who tried to murder him 69 days into office, the most obvious CIA “MKUlta” case we know of, was working for Gaddafi.
Ford has put some top level intelligence on Veterans Today but this just didn’t jell. Hinckley’s family was directly tied to Bush. They were family friends.
I saw nothing that could have tied Gaddafi to this. Ford went on further stating that Gaddafi planned and executed the Berlin club bombings at the behest of the Soviet Union and, in return, suffered a devastating air attack at the hands of the United States, the 1986 bombing of Tripoli.
I am now told that all the groups Gaddafi was said to control, the IRA or a group pretending to be “IRA,” the Red Brigades and others had been working for NATO all along as part of the Gladio program, the whole thing was a NATO “cover and deception” program, an integral part of the Cold War.
Thus, the “retaliation” against Gaddafi was nothing more than theatre as were other incidents of pretended confrontation with the long term CIA asset, as previously stated, a strong parallel to Osama bin Laden.
The CIA’s version of events is different, more than a bit.
Operation Gladio – Taxpayer Funded Terror
The “disco bombings” were not Gaddafi but rather “P2/Gladio” operations, part of a series of bombings that began in 1969 and went on into the 1990s.
The reason for the attack on Libya is classified, not “up for grabs,” not yet anyway. I will keep working on that but, rather than simply invent something, best tell you that I just don’t know. What I do know is this:
The 1986 bombing of Tripoli that supposedly killed “Gaddafi’s daughter,” a subject of much conjecture, was planned between the Reagan administration and Gaddafi.
Gaddafi agreed to the bombing to provide him with “needed cover and credibility.”
The operation began with the landing of Special Forces personnel in Tripoli. They secured the Gaddafi family and arranged for “selected targets.” Those included the communications antenna arrays near the Gaddafi compound, army barracks and an air field.
All targets were “painted” by American Special Forces personnel on the ground working with Libyan permission. One American plane was lost due to mechanical failure.
Gaddafi in Italy – Gladio Operations Framed Communists
Gaddafi claimed a great victory over the United States.
He fired two SCUD missiles at Italy and America continued to blame Gaddafi for terrorism that had nothing to do with him, he continued to be the “front man” for false flag terrorism much as Osama bin Laden was blamed for attacks in Africa and on 9/11 though we were able to confirm that he was on the CIA payroll at the time.
Was Gaddafi ever under total NATO control? Was he ever a full ally of Israel, a nation he worked closely with on WMD programs? Why was Libya given so much latitude in keeping its WMD programs alive if all this weren’t true?
Some of the key elements, proof if you choose to accept it, came out recently when former Bush special envoy, David Welch, met with Gaddafi representatives in Cairo, at the Four Seasons Hotel, on August 11, 2011.
Welch, now head of Bechtel Corporation, the “top of the food chain” when it comes to American multi-national corporations involved in military construction and “big oil” reiterated continued support for Gaddafi, albeit 11th hour.
They May Want Him but Will They Get Him ?
The real discussions, taking into account that Gaddafi was “dead meat” politically, involved the disposition of his billions spread across the banks of Europe, the United States and his defense holdings, partnered with the Bush family.
We still know little about Gaddafi. Was he really working for an independent Africa, free of western financial machinations or acting as a ‘front man’ for Rothschild interests in Africa?
That is never going to be known. We do know the banks he proposed would never have worked, the currency he wanted to put in place, a ‘pan-African’ replacement for the dollar and euro were not supportable with Libya’s tiny gold reserves.
We also know his partners in the African Union to be among the most corrupt politicians in Africa.
Was his attempt still, taking on what could never be done, still an honest effort? Will we ever understand Gaddafi, who to this day may well be alive and, under some circumstances, still have a role to play?
Will Gaddafi ever admit his position during the Cold War, was he a CIA asset of simply “playing the grand game” of East v. West?
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Here is Dr Fatima Hamroush’s statement regarding her recent appointment of Mrs Ibtissam Abdullah Ham ed AlHamroush
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، بعد التحية. أولا بالنسبة لأختي، فقد قمت بانتدابها من وزارة الصحة في بنغازي وذلك لخبرتها في مجالها كخبيرة قضائية في وزارة الصحة، ورأيت أن في وجودها معي منفعة للوزارة لخبراتها القضائية ولمعرفتها بقطاع الصحة في بنغازي، هذا بالإضافة إلى أن وجودها بجانبي يمكننا العمل متى شئنا حتى خارج ساعات العمل، وهو أمر لا يمكنني أن أطلبه من غيرها، حسب رأيي هاتين ميزتين يعتبران هامتين لصالح الوزارة، وبالإضافة إلى ثقتي في كفاءتها فإني أثق في أنها ستكون أفضل خيار لي أعرفه لتكون أمين سر الوزارة. ثانيا: بالنسبة لعدم إستقبالي لمجموعة من الصيادلة والأطباء فقد حدث هذا فعلا ولكن لم يكن رفضا مني، بل بسبب سلوك خاطئ ومتعمّد من طرف أحد أعضاء الإدارة حيث أنه لم يعلمني بوجودهم ولم يقم بإخطاري إلا بعد ذهابهم، لم يكلّف نفسه حتى بالإتصال بوكيل الوزارة ، عمدا أيضاً ، وخرجوا مستائين. لم يكلّف هذا الشخص نفسه حتى بأن يأخذ منهم رقم هاتفهم حتى يتسني لي الإعتذار شخصيا… للعلم، يوجد الكثير من الفساد المتعمّد في الوزارة والله المستعان
Also, a response in English:
My sister is a legal consultant in Libyan courts and has worked in human rights for some time. She is a senior employee in MOH in Benghazi and I trust her loyalty to me and to the country. I need someone in the office who knows the health system as she does and knows people as she does, a person who I can trust and who will not tell me she is tired from working 12 hours a day, on top of this, i needed a female to be with me wherever I am day and night. I appointed other people too: a legal adviser, administrative, finance, and a number of secretaries.
The choice behind all appointments was based on their efficiency and experience and the full knowledge that they are partiotic and different from Gaddafi regime employees. I hope this explains my decision.
Wishing all the best
She was gone to fight corruption ,!!!!! Humm just wonder ,
Cynthia Vanier, the Canadian woman allegedly behind Saadi Gaddafi’s Mexico escape plot | News | National Post
On Nov. 17, National Post reporter Stewart Bell broke the news that Mexican authorities had arrested Canadian Cynthia Vanier in connection to her work in Libya in the last days of the Gaddafi regime. On Wednesday, the Mexican government publicly acknowledged for the first time that it is holding Ms. Vanier in connection to an alleged plot to smuggle Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi out of Libya and in the a Mexican resort town.
Ismail Zetouny / Reuters files
Saadi Gaddafi in Tripoli in 2010
By Stewart Bell and Natalie Alcoba
After a career of working in First Nations communities such as Ipperwash and Attawapiskat, mediating conflicts over land and resources, Cynthia Vanier ventured overseas last summer and waded into the conflict in Libya.
“She’s very kind,” said Mahmod Razwan, a Libyan-Canadian who accompanied her on her visit to wartime Tripoli. “She cries when she sees certain people getting hurt and she’s really genuine when she talks to people.”
But on Wednesday, Mexican authorities offered a less humanitarian view of Ms. Vanier, naming her as the suspected ringleader of a plot to smuggle Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s playboy son Saadi to Mexico using fraudulent travel documents.
Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire told a news conference in Mexico City the Canadian had been arrested along with two Mexicans and a Danish national following an intelligence investigation called Operation Guest that began Sept. 6.
Calling Ms. Vanier the “direct contact with the Gaddafi family” and “leader of the group,” Mr. Poire said the plotters had falsified travel papers, opened fake bank accounts and purchased a property near Puerto Vallarta that was to serve as a safe house for Saadi Gaddafi.
Mr. Gaddafi and his family were to be given false Mexican identities as Daniel Bejar Hanan, Amira Sayed Nader, Moah Bejar Sayed and Sofia Bejar Sayed. The operation involved chartering private aircraft in Mexico, the U.S., Canada, Kosovo and the Middle East.
Ms. Vanier, the president of Vanier Consulting Ltd., was arrested in Mexico City on Nov. 10 on suspicion of organized crime, falsification of documents and human trafficking, he said. She was allegedly in charge of the operation’s finances, he said.
Also arrested were: Gabriela Davila Huerta, a Mexican living in the United States and the alleged contact with false document makers; Pierre Christian Flensborg of Denmark, the alleged the head of logistics; and Jose Luis Kennedy Prieto, a Mexican who was allegedly in charge of obtaining documentation.
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Mr. Poire spoke to reporters Wednesday morning, hours after the National Post reported that Saadi Gaddafi had made plans to flee to a mansion in Punta Mita, a beach resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast that is a popular destination for celebrities such as Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga.
An associate of Ms. Vanier’s, Gary Peters of Can/Aust Security and Investigations International in Cambridge, Ont., had approached several private security contractors offering $1,000 a day to join the team that would pick up the Gaddafis and fly them out of Libya, the Post reported. But Mr. Peters insisted the escape plan was to be carried out using genuine travel documents and with the cooperation of the Mexican government.
Those familiar with Ms. Vanier were puzzled by the allegations. According to her resume, Ms. Vanier has been providing dispute resolution services since 1992 and has mediated for a long list of First Nations, from Temagami and Caledonia to Grassy Narrows and Merritt, B.C.
“I find it hard to fathom,” said James Kada, director of operations at the Mississauga First Nation, where Ms. Vanier once helped mediate a dispute that had escalated into a blockade of the band office. “She seemed to know her stuff and was able to, I would say, to some extent help with the resolution of the problem.”
Her resume says she was a University of Toronto faculty member in the 1990s and is currently on the York University dispute resolution program faculty. It also says she is a member of the Ontario government’s Native Affairs Instant Response Team.
Phil McKee, executive director of the Ontario Hockey Federation, said the organization had retained her in the 1990s to mediate a dispute with a roller hockey association. He said at the time her name was Cyndy Elder and she worked out of Brampton, Ont.
Vanier Consulting was incorporated in 2009, according to the Ontario Ministry of Government Services. It is based in Mount Forest, Ont., about 160 kilometres northwest of Toronto. The company website identifies three employees, including Ms. Vanier.
Since then, her interests have turned more international. She joined CANADEM, an Ottawa-based non-profit group that matches humanitarian workers with international agencies seeking their expertise. Her resume says her experience included hostage negotiations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Bahamas.
Following the start of the anti-Gaddafi revolt in February, Mr. Peters said he approached Ms. Vanier about a fact-finding trip to Libya. He said he knew her and had worked for her in the past. He said the purpose of the trip was to “try and expose what’s going on over there.”
The former Australian soldier assembled a security team. They contracted a Hawker 800 jet from Veritas Worldwide Security, a San Diego company run by retired U.S. Marine Gregory Gillispie. He is a partner in a holding company with two of those arrested in Mexico, Ms. Huerta and Mr. Flensborg.
The fact-finding team arrived in Tripoli on July 17.
“She spoke with all sides,” said Mr. Razwan, president of the Canadian Libyan Friendship Association. “I see that. That I swear to God. … She’s a very people person, she was welcome and also her security, Gary, was very joking.”
He said she hugged the Libyans she spoke to and told them she would relay their concerns to the appropriate authorities. “I’m just impressed actually,” he said. “She said, ‘Yes, I’ll talk to my government and the United Nations.”
Upon her return, she sent a report to CANADEM, and asked that it be forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs. Those who have seen it said it reflected a view the Gaddafi regime was promoting at the time, alleging that NATO and the Libyan rebels were committing atrocities.
In an email to the National Post in October, Ms. Vanier wrote: “Mr. Peters was retained to provide security and close protection for my fact finding mission in July. Saadi Gaddafi did not fund ANY of the work that I have done.
“Since I was the fact finder I have full knowledge of who my client is and can confirm that no funds have ever been provided by anyone on an asset freeze or travel ban list. As had been requested I provided a report to a branch of the Canadian Government upon my return.”
Although Mexican authorities claimed to have thwarted the Gaddafi plot, there is no indication it was ever put into motion. When Tripoli fell to the Libyan rebels, Mr. Gaddafi fled by land to neighbouring Niger, where he remains. His lawyer denied there was any attempt to violate the travel ban imposed on him by the United Nations.
Ms. Gillispie said Ms. Vanier, who still owed him $40,000 for the plane contract, had contacted him and asked to meet in Mexico City to discuss the debt. He said he sent his two partners to meet her and was “baffled” by the arrests.
“We brokered an airplane for Cyndy Vanier, that was the entirety of our business with her,” he said.
“I can see how my partners going to meet with her to get paid, and they show up and these federales [Mexican federal police] are there, I can see how circumstances would dictate that my partners get questioned or even held for a day or two.
“But for these people to be making these kinds of connections, that my partners are doing bogus passports and doing money laundering and trafficking people, this is like somebody’s reading a freaking Tom Clancy novel or something. It’s ludicrous they way they’re piecing this all together.”
At his press conference, Mr. Poire did not mention any criminal charges against Ms. Vanier or any members of the group. Mexican law allows police to detain suspects for 40 days for investigation.
Mexican security analyst Alberto Islas said the investigation was carried out by Mexico’s intelligence service, CISEN, in response to information supplied by international partners. “They acted on a ‘need to know basis’ from foreign intelligence services,” said Mr. Islas, of Risk Evaluation Ltd. in Mexico City.
Asked whether it had alerted CISEN to the alleged Gaddafi escape plan, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service declined to comment. “We cannot comment on operational activities or interests,” said CSIS spokeswoman Tahera Mufti.
Mauricio Meschoulam, an analyst with the department of international studies at the Iberoamericana University, said Mexican authorities had delayed going public with the arrests to bolster their image.
“It speaks to a government keen on playing up its ability to detect such operations, as opposed to a place where criminals can hide,” he said. “This stems from a discourse building in the United States that, due to the ungovernable reality in parts of Mexico, some international actors, particularly terrorists, could use our territory to design or plan acts against American interests.”
7 December 2011 Last updated at 17:46 GMT
Saadi Gaddafi crossed the border into Niger in a convoy of vehicles in September
The Mexican authorities say they have stopped a plot by a criminal gang organisation to smuggle one of the sons of Libya’s ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi into the country.
Saadi Gaddafi has been under house arrest in the West African state of Niger since he fled Libya in September.
His lawyer, Nick Kaufman, denied Mr Gaddafi had ever tried to flout a UN travel ban and escape.
Mexican officials say the plot came to light through intelligence reports.
It involved buying a number of properties in Mexico, including one near the resort of Puerto Vallarta, using false names and documents, they said.
Several people have been arrested.
Mexican Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire said the plan involved a criminal ring “of international dimensions,” but it was uncovered in September before it could be carried out.
The ring involved people from several different countries, including Mexico, Denmark and Canada, Mr Poire told a news conference in Mexico City.
On 14 September – eight days after the Mexican plot was uncovered – Niger said Mr Gaddafi, 38, arrived in the capital, Niamey.
He was reported to have been flown in on a military transport plane from the town of Agadez in the north of the country.
Mr Kaufman said his client was “grateful for the humanitarian protection afforded him by the Niger authorities” and “would continue to respect the United Nations sanctions” on him until they were lifted or his passport was returned.
“There is absolutely no truth whatsoever to the allegation that, since fleeing Libya where his life was in grave danger, Saadi Gaddafi has attempted to flout the restrictive measures placed on him by the international community,” he told the BBC.
On 29 September, Interpol issued a “red notice” for the arrest of Saadi Gaddafi, requiring member states to arrest him if he was on their territory.
The international police agency says he is wanted on allegations of misappropriating properties through force and armed intimidation when he headed the Libyan Football Federation.
Mr Gaddafi, who used to play football in Italy’s Serie A, is also subject to a travel ban and asset freeze under a UN Security Council resolution passed earlier this year.
In March, in the first few weeks of the Libyan uprising against Col Gaddafi, a veteran Libyan soldier told the BBC that Saadi Gaddafi came to the barracks in the eastern city of Benghazi and gave orders to fire on unarmed demonstrators.
Mr Gaddafi denied the allegations.
At the beginning of September, Mr Gaddafi reportedly made contact with the interim authorities, offering to negotiate an end to fighting in Libya. Nothing came of the offer.
Mr Poire said the plot appeared to involve using private flights to move Mr Gaddafi and members of his family to Mexico’s Pacific coast.
The plotters bought properties in several parts of the country, he said, including Bahia de Banderas, near the popular resort of Puerto Vallarta.
Several people were arrested on 10 and 11 November. They include a Canadian woman named as Cynthia Vanier.
She “was the direct contact with the Gaddafi family and the leader of the group, and presumably was the person in charge of the finances of the operation,” Mr Poire said.