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All American, Spy Felix Sater Working All Sides

by Oui Thu May 24th, 2018 at 06:40:28 AM EST

So this guy Felix Sater was the Intelligence asset working from inside the Trump organization. He has been mentioned before as a FBI asset in Wall Street financial dealings, mob corruption and work for the US Government. Who was his handler? From his statement before the Senate Intelligence committee, he can be seen as the "Deep Throat" working all sides: Russia - Washington - Tel Aviv. I would be not surprised if he liasoned between IC of London - Moscow - Herzliya, the Mossad. He started work for the DIA under the Bill Clinton administration - Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Mujahideen, Pakistan's ISI, Stinger missiles - thinking the Operation Infinite Reach of 1998 and the Clinton pardon of Marc Rich in 2000 - also a Mossad asset. See also the Russia links between Rosneft and Glencore.

In Afghanistan, working for British intelligence and also becme an CIA asset, was our right-wing "friend" Radek Sikorski. Another excellent relationship with Poland, Ukraine and a strong anti-Russian sentiment, dare I say hatred?

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The first attempt to build a signature tower in the Russian capital was in 1987, when he visited the Soviet Union to scout locations. In 1996, his company announced another "exploratory trip" that came to nothing. In 2005, he set his sights on an abandoned pencil factory before that deal flickered and failed. In 2013, after hosting the Miss Universe pageant there, Trump tweeted, "TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next."

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"I'm not familiar with him", Trump replied.

    Sater first met the former intelligence officer in 1997 in Moscow, and the officer in turn introduced him to Milton Blane, an American arms dealer who held contracts with the US Defense Intelligence Agency. Blane, who died last year, recruited Sater to work as a confidential source for the US government. Code-named the Quarterback, Sater served for decades as a source for US law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and he continues to do so.

Negotiations for Cohen to visit Russia began to heat up. On Dec. 13, Sater emailed that he had an old friend on the phone with him right then, who was trying to arrange the trip. This friend is a former member of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence unit that the US intelligence community believes interfered during the 2016 election.

Sater had known the spy for decades. He was one of Sater's most reliable contacts during the two decades he worked as a confidential source for US law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The man, who is not being named because CIA officials say his life could be in jeopardy, delivered to Sater Osama bin Laden's satellite phone numbers in 1998 and, later, handed over photographs of a North Korean official seeking nuclear weapons.

Felix Sater House Intelligence Committee Statement December 2017

My name is Felix Sater. I am 51 years of age.  I was born in 1966 in Moscow, Soviet Union with the words Jew stamped in my passport under nationality - not Russian as has been reported about me. I am an American citizen living in this country since the age of seven. My family and I at aged 6, escaped political persecution and anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union.  We were political refugees who left for Israel and then onto America. We settled in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn where I grew up, went to public schools from elementary through high school, and then attended Pace University where I studied accounting. I worked my way through school and college supporting myself and my family in a variety of jobs. I then began my professional career on Wall Street at Bear Stearns. After approximately 7 years on Wall Street, regrettably I got into a drunken altercation at a bar which resulted in not only my incarceration but also the loss of my license and thus my ability to continue working on Wall Street. This was a life altering event for me.

I also provided extensive assistance in preventing attacks on U.S. Financial Institutions and U.S. Financial Systems, which was entirely unrelated to any of the Wall Street activities alleged in my mid-1990's case.  I also provided significant intelligence with respect to nuclear weapons in North Korea, a country openly hostile to the United States.   This is just a partial and generalized description of the massive amount of assistance I provided over two decades in defense of our country.  

Specifically, my cooperation with the U.S. Government began when I met a gentleman named Milton C Blaine [misspelled, should be Blane - Oui], who disclosed to me that he worked for the Defense intelligence Agency of the United States. [DOD Contracts awarded to Blane International Group Inc., Cumming, Georgia] He told me that my country
needed me and he proceeded to recruit me in support of American intelligence efforts. Thus at the age of 31, I was given the opportunity to serve and protect our country, which I enthusiastically embraced. For the next 20-plus years, up
to and including the present, I have continued to wholeheartedly work withvarious US government agencies.

Some examples of my work with the United States government and its intelligence agencies include:

  •  Establishing a network of contacts of ranking intelligence, military operatives & military research facilities in various countries.

  •  Providing Information regarding a sophisticated KH anti-radar missile system that could be used to knock out United States missile and aircraft defense systems.

  •  Under a Presidential Directive, providing information regarding the location of high-risk Stinger missiles initially issued to the Mujahideen prior to their pending acquisition by Al-Qaeda.

  •  Providing intelligence on the location of hidden Al-Qaeda terrorist training camps, including information regarding the location of Osama bin Laden and elements of his command structure.

  •  Information I provided, including the personal satellite telephone numbers of Osama bin Laden, was relevant to the bombing of Al Quaida training camps in 1998 by President Clinton.

  •  Assembling a team of mercenaries comprised of ex-Spetznaz and Afghanistan Northern Alliance fighters in an effort to kill Osama bin Laden in one of his terrorist training camps.

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This is a shortened version of my diary I posted @Booman ...

All American, Spy Felix Sater Working All Sides

The Big Picture: Kleptocracy and Capital Flight

Nor has anyone related these cases to one of the most central facts about modern Russia: its emergence since the 1990s as a world-class kleptocracy, second only to China as a source of illicit capital and criminal loot, with more than $1.3 trillion of net offshore "flight wealth" as of 2016.

This tidal wave of illicit capital is hardly just Putin's doing. It is in fact a symptom of one of the most epic failures in modern political economy--one for which the West bears a great deal of responsibility. This is the failure, in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse in the late 1980s, to ensure that Russia acquires the kind of strong, middle-class-centric economic and political base that is required for democratic capitalism, the rule of law, and stable, peaceful relationships with its neighbors.

Instead, from 1992 to the Russian debt crisis of August 1998, the West in general--and the U.S. Treasury, USAID, the State Department, the IMF/World Bank, the EBRD, and many leading economists in particular--actively promoted and, indeed, helped to finance one of the most massive transfers of public wealth into private hands that the world has ever seen.

For example, Russia's 1992 "voucher privatization" program permitted a tiny elite of former state-owned company managers and party apparatchiks to acquire control over a vast number of public enterprises, often with the help of outright mobsters. A majority of Gazprom, the state energy company that controlled a third of the world's gas reserves, was sold for $230 million; Russia's entire national electric grid was privatized for $630 million; ZIL, Russia's largest auto company, went for about $4 million; ports, ships, oil, iron and steel, aluminum, much of the high-tech arms and airlines industries, the world's largest diamond mines, and most of Russia's banking system also went for a song.

Combating capital flight from developing countries (1986)
Closing Developing Countries' Capital Drain publication in 2016 by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Hamid Rashid  

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 24th, 2018 at 10:40:46 AM EST
So. Am I to understand, by contrast this Halper character stayed bought?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri May 25th, 2018 at 12:28:07 AM EST

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