Thursday, August 1, 2019

More Interesecting Strands: Epstein, Safra, the Maxwell's and more Oligarchs

Brief Recap:

After coming upon a Vanity Fair article that reported the contact information for Edmond Safra appeared in Jeffrey Epstein’s “black book” my background research began. This took us all  into the roots of the Magnitsky act. That act was signed into law by Mr Hope and No Change Obama. back in 2012.
President Obama signs legislation in December that would punish officials tied to the death of Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow.

The U.S. list is part of a December 2012 law, the Magnitsky Act, which imposes visa bans and freezes assets of Russian officials believed to be connected to the death of whistleblower Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered the country's largest known tax fraud.
The Magnitsky Act has it's roots, believe it or not, in the '90's. Going back to the plunder of post Soviet Russia, as Russia had come under the thumb of the bankster class.

Striking at some of the root in the post below:
The Magnitsky act has been used against Russia. As well as being proposed for use against both Turkey and Saudi Arabia... The Magnitsky Act is simply sanctions warfare/banker plunder under the guise of human rights.

Keep in mind banks launder money for all manner of criminal activity:

In 09 it was reported that laundered money had kept the global banks solvent through the financial crisis - Covered here For more one can read here as well.
"Inter-bank loans were funded by money that originated from the drugs trade and other illegal activities... There were signs that some banks were rescued that way." Costa declined to identify countries or banks that may have received any drugs money, saying that would be inappropriate because his office is supposed to address the problem, not apportion blame. But he said the money is now a part of the official system and had been effectively laundered.

Despite whatever naive thoughts we hold in our minds, This is where the really big money comes from. Crime. Of all kinds. I’d posted the news about drug/criminal money being laundered through global banks in Feb 09. (See directly above) As mentioned Safra’s bank was involved in the money laundering that propped up the Iran/Contra Scandal

Magnitsky and the Murder of Edmond Safra: From Armstrong Economics
Posted Aug 2, 2018 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Dear Mr Amstrong,
Following up on the Magnitsky Affair, you might be in a position to answer a question which has always puzzled me : Has Edmond Safra been murdered by the Russians instead of having died accidentally in his burning flat in Monaco?
What is you opinion?
Many thanks,

ANSWER: I knew Dominick Dunne who wrote the story Death in Monaco for Vanity Fair. He told me he was in a restaurant in Paris and someone came up to him and said – be careful the questions you are asking. They tried to blame Safra’s male nurse for setting the fire. After a fake trial, he was sentenced to prison. He was later released by the high court stating that the prosecutor and judge conspired to deny him a fair trial and he was just released and send home to the States. That was the end of the case. Nobody else was ever charged and Dominick told me that bullets were found in Safra’s body. So do I “think” that Safra was murder? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was killed on December 3rd and they began the contempt on me to stop any trial and take all the lawyers away within 3 days.

Yeltsin had previously announced that he would not run in 2000 during March 1998. His heir apparent at that was expected to be Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin. Then he shocked the world on March 23rd, 1998 (I've highlighted the March 23rd date for  a specific reason) firing Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, and the entire government. It was then a major shift as Yeltsin changed his mind and announced on March 29th, 1998 that he WOULD run for office in 2000. I was solicited to invest $10 billion into Hermitage Capital at Republic National Bank. I refused. I was flat outright told that Boris Yeltsin would step down as President and they would have an inside track to the resources of Russia. I was not told of his successor, just that the fix was in so invest $10 billion. I even sent emails concerning this solicitation which took place in April/May 1999.
Martin Armstrong is reporting that he was solicited to invest 10 Billion dollars in Bill Browder's Hermitage Capital because they, Hermitage Capital/Bill Browder, would have the inside track to the resources of Russia. "The fix was in"

Mr Armstrong continues:
The Bank of New York money-laundering case begins in August 1999. It was Edmond Safra’s Republic National Bank that ran to the Department of Justice and reported its rival Bank of New York was engaged in a money-laundering case of $7 billion. This is when everything begins to go crazy. The letter from the FSA claiming to be verifying I had $10 billion on deposit at Republic is dated August 18th, 1999. It was corrected on August 31st, 1999 to $1 billion, but Republic had already stolen the money.
On August 27th, that is when I was told that the head of the bank in New York, George Wendler, was “just the messenger” and that to me meant this theft I believed was directed from Edmond. I told them to tell Edmond I would be on a plane in the morning to Geneva the next day, which was a Saturday. I was then told that Edmond left Geneva and went to Monaco “for security reasons” which they did not explain.
There was $7 billion that was wired through Bank of New York which involved money stolen from the IMF loans to RussiaThe attempt to takeover Russia by blackmail was set in motion. As soon as that wire was done, that is when Republic National Bank ran to the Department of Justice to say it was money-laundering. I believe this started the crisis and Yeltsin was blackmailed to step down and appoint Boris A. Berezovsky as the head of Russia.
Back to Boris Bezovsky.. who was found dead March 23, 2013. 15 years to the day Yeltsin "shocked the world"
Clearly, Republic National Bank was involved with the US government for they were sending also skids of $100 bills to Russia. It was written up and called the Money Plane.(Read the money plane article) Yeltsin then turned to Putin realizing that he had been set up. This is how Putin became the First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia on August 9th, 1999 until August 16th, 1999 when he became the 33rd Prime Minister and heir apparent of Yeltsin. Yeltsin resigned on January 1st, 2000. By the end of September 1999, Russian prosecutors began their own criminal investigation into the allegations of money-laundering through the Bank of New York and Lucy Edwards:
Further to the "Money Plane" article, check out this pdf- Congressional Record Feb 13/1996- Regarding the activities around the money plane

Here is what CNN Money wrote on September 1st, 1999 12 days before my case began:
The saga that’s brought money laundering issues to the fore this summer allegedly began back in 1994, when Russia’s International Monetary Fund representative, Konstantin Kagalovsky, left the organization to join Menatep Bank in Moscow.

Over the next three years, it’s alleged, Kagalovsky arranged to funnel billions of IMF money meant to help transfer Russia’s communist economy into a capitalist one through a private company called Benex Worldwide Ltd. Eventually, the money went into and back out of Bank of New York (BK) and Republic National Bank, a unit of Republic Bancorp (RBNC), as well as several institutions in Europe, including the Union Bank of Switzerland AG and Deutsche Bank AG and its Bankers Trust Unit.
Money Laundering it's what banks do...

An IMF representative Konstantin Kagalovsky leaves the organization, joins Menatep Bank and arranges to funnel billions of dollars of IMF money into and out of Russian banks- That were wildly corrupt at the time.

Suddenly I'm back in time. Menatap bank is involved in funneling billions of dollars. Laundering money with the help of numerous banks and the US Federal Reserve. Say it isn't so?

 Digression.. Intersecting Strands Through Time and Space

 Let’s go back to 2010 and revisit yet another Oligarch. One Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his associate Platon Lebedev. And, Menatap Bank.

- In 1987 - four years before the fall of the USSR - he (Khodorkovsky founded what would become Menatep, one of post-Soviet Russia's first private banks.  
-In December 1995, as a result of the so-called shares-for-loans auctions, Khodorkovsky's Menatep Group took control of the Yukos oil company. For the knockdown price of $350m. 

-Mikhail Khodorkovsky, even served as deputy fuel and oil minister during Boris Yeltsin's presidency. (conflict of interest, insider knowledge) 

- In 2003, when Khodorkovsky was arrested, he signed over all his shares in Yukos, to one Jacob Rothschild, of the Rothschild banker and Oil family.
Followed up with another report
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, now in prison, has been accused of money-laundering, among other things. Menatep was implicated in the diversion of US $4. 8 billion in IMF funds lent to Russia in 1998: this gave rise to the Kremlingate.
And yet another post on the topic:
    She said the resulting profits were "concealed in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the United States." She said transfers to the "great money-center banks" such as J.P. Morgan Chase, the Bank of New York and Citibank appear on the bank statements of the Swiss accounts under her signatures.
The money laundering through the the 'great money center banks' jibes with the information from the Armstrong Report.
Armstong continues: The very person that I suspected would become the head of Russia was Boris A. Berezovsky, who I knew was a friend of Safra.
Interestingly, Berezovsky was tied into the Bank of New York case when the money-laundering climbed to the highest levels. Interestingly enough, Bill Browder actually got his start under the patronage of Robert Maxwell who mysteriously died falling off his yacht, Ghislaine,  on November 5th, 1991.
The pension funds of his company were being used in schemes it was alleged to manipulate markets and Russia. I believe that Maxwell was killed to protect the “club” which was involved in manipulating a lot of markets.
After Maxwell’s death, Browder then joined with Safra. Edmond Safra provided Browder with working capital for his investment fund Hermitage Capital. HSBC, which bought Safra’s Republic National Bank, ended up as the claimed independent manager and custodian of Hermitage Capital.

And there we have yet another strand connecting back to Epstein.

 Robert Maxwell's daughter is Ghislaine Maxwell.  Ghislaine is infamous as a consort, procurer and associate of Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Procurer/provider/girlfriend in UK Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine's father was a known Mossad agent, who died in extremely mysterious circumstances. Same as Edmond Safra.  
Jefferey Epstein had some type of connection to Safra hence the black book listing.- Jeffrey Epstein has a well known connection to Ghislaine Maxwell. 
Did he know Robert Maxwell as well? 

We'll briefly look back at Robert Maxwell before moving on:

 Robert Maxwell- A Dark and Mysterious Figure- Much Like Jeffrey Epstein
Even his death remains a mystery. In November 1991 he disappeared from the deck of his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, named for his youngest daughter, as it was anchored off the Canary Islands.
His naked body was found floating 15 miles away by a fisherman. Pathologists who performed post-mortem examinations disputed the cause of death.

The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's Superspy 

It triggered an identical light on the phone of Shabtai Shavit, Israel’s meheume, the country’s supreme head of intelligence and Director General of Mossad. The conversation recorded by both Prime Minister and Shabtai Shavit, is a model of brevity and understatement.
Have you heard?’ demanded Shamir.
‘Yes, I’ve heard.’
‘What happened?’
‘He just vanished.’
Are you sure?’
‘We’re looking for him.’

On that day, far out in the Atlantic, Robert Maxwell met a fate that had been decided in secret three months before.’

Once you go down the Jeffrey Epstein rabbit hole one finds it to be a nearly endless tunnel of connections/intersections and suspicious deaths. I'd assume that if Epstein knew Safra that he likely also knew Berezovsky.  Ghislain Maxwell and Robert Maxwell?  Mossad connections? Again? CIA connections?  Perhaps Jeffrey Epstein will meet a similar fate? A fate like that of many of his associates? 

There will be more.


  1. Be sure to read the out bound links- the banksters are certainly not an upstanding crowd- The crowd that Epstein cavorts with. The money plane link is good, very good.
    There's going to have to be yet another part to this saga..

  2. Penny Sorry to be the johnny come lately on this Browder character. That 2 hour film plods but I suppose is necessary. The real Karpov cop is formidable. He bumped a microphone pole and quickly caught it showing amazing dexterity. (I keep picturing the two cops in Mel Gibson's movie, Edge of Darkness. Mel's character and the Ray Winstone DC cop. BOTH saying how they don't arrest the perps they go after. Meaning they whack 'em.) I can see that Karpov cop whacking Safra, Beresovski, and any other oligarch ripping the Russian people off. Some criminals deserve to be whacked extrajudicially.Thanks for getting me up to speed on this stuff.

  3. That Karpov catch occurs at the 48:00 minute point. I know a fit athlete when I see one.;)

  4. Hey Peter:
    Don't worry about being a johnny come lately on Browder, surely, lots of people are unaware of what type of liar and general miscreant he is. Actually believing the media hype about him instead,

    I enjoyed the documentary, but, watched it in 2 parts- two hours is simply too long to sit in front of my computer screen.

    I'll check the time again for that catch.

    Often I think about who/what parties would have killed these individuals

    Safra likely had so many enemies it's anyone's guess. And his wife is shady as well.

    I lean more towards Browder being connected to what ever Magnitsky's demise actually was... Browder had the most to lose if Magnitsky decided to spill the real beans

    Berzovski- another one who'd made a pile of enemies- including the other oligarch Roman Abramavich - Boris and Roman were reported to be on the outs- Also Boris B (prior to his untimely death) been in touch with Putin to make amends..or so the story goes, but, there was information available that Mr B had written Putin, twice

    " Both letters, Mr Putin said, contained the same plea.

    "He wrote that he had made many mistakes and asked to be forgiven and allowed to return to his homeland," Mr Putin said, adding that the letters were "fairly personal" and that he did not respond to them"

    This might have caused some discomfort in the oligarch crowd.

    1. We both play piano in the dark with respect to who killed Berezovsky and Safra and Magnitsky. Boris B was linked to Litvenenko's murder by polonium. Abramavich had taken over Boris' position #1 in UK. Boris was clearly on everyone's sheit list. I had read of Boris' plea to Putin too. As you say "or so the story goes". :) My position about guys like Karpov whacking the Safra and Berezovsky punks is because they were such heinous criminals likely to escape any type of justice that Putin's Karpovs had no other option but to take them out from the shadows. It is a romantic notion on my part admittedly. Too many James Bond movies I guess. Oh well, I really did like the Sherlock video you originally included in your first piece on this story. I even posted it on my blog. Thanks for that!

    2. Hey Peter

      I quite liked the sherlock video as well..
      You're welcome and glad you shared it :)