1. During the 1990s Bosnian War, Dr John Reid, former UK Secretary of State for Defence, was friends with Serb rebel leader and indicted war-criminal Radovan Karadzic.
Reid has admitted that he spent three days at a luxury Geneva lakeside hotel as a guest of Karadzic in 1993.
This might suggest that Karadzic was working for the CIA and its allies?
2. Reportedly, the younger brother of Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzaï controls the heroin trade in Afghanistan.
Reportedly, heroin is transported by the US Air Force to Kosovo. Reportedly, Haçim Thaçi distributes the drugs in Europe and America.
Reportedly, the profits are used to finance the illegal operations of the CIA.
In the UK, the political parties that want to keep troops in Afghanistan, and thus keep the heroin trade thriving, are the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives and Labour.
(Voters in Glasgow East should note that the SNP is opposed to the war in Afghanistan)
3. Dr John Reid has a son called Mark who is married to the daughter of Ronnie Campbell who reportedly is a top drugs gangster.
(According to the Sunday Mail 9/4/2005:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland): Fugitive and the minister …)
4. “McMafia” is a book by former BBC journalist Misha Glenny which tells of the links between governments and the world’s gangsters, from Colombia to Kazakhstan and beyond. ( Who uses whom? / Review: McMafia by Misha Glenny By genre guardian.co.uk Books /McMafia: Crime without frontiers, By Misha Glenny – Reviews, Books … /‘McMafia’ by Misha Glenny: Organized Crime Thrives, Thanks to …)
According to Glenny, in the Balkans, politicians talked about nationalism while getting involved in organised crime.
“The criminal elites of the Balkans cheerfully did business with one another, exploiting sanctions, even as they urged their humble supporters to kill each other.” (The Economist – Who uses whom? )
Montenegro’s economy was ‘based on cigarette smuggling and stolen cars’, but the USA and its allies turned a blind eye to this because Montenegro was on their side in the struggle with Milosevic.
4. US Governments and politicians often have links to organised crime.
In 1992 mob boss Sam Giancana’s nephew and brother wrote a book called “Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America.”
Reportedly, Giancana rigged the Cook County vote for President Kennedy.
The book also linked Giancana to a total of 7 US Presidents.
According to Giancana, both presidents Roosevelt and Truman were ‘bought’. (Sam ‘Momo’ Giancana: Live and Die by the Sword)
William Colby (1920 – 1996) was the boss of the CIA from 1973 until 1976.
William Colby was an officer of the Nugan Hand Bank, ‘which was a CIA bank in all but name’. Reportedly, the bank financed drug trafficking, money laundering and international arms dealings. (CIA and Drugs WBLUM)
Reportedly, according to “Skeleton Closet – John McCain, The Dark Side“:
In 1995, John McCain sent birthday regards to Joseph ‘Joe Bananas’ Bonano, the head of the New York Bonano crime family, who had retired to Arizona.
Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud. John McCain intervened on behalf of Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions.
In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating’s airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating’s luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain’s wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors in a Keating shopping center.
5. The Italian aristocracy has long made use of the mafia to help to keep the ordinary people in order.
According to “The Mafia in Sicilian History…” :
Garibaldi had the support of Mafia bands during his invasion of Sicily in 1860.
During World War II, the American military used the mafia boss Salvatore “Lucky” Luciano during the invasion of Sicily.
In Italy, the famous P2 masonic lodge was a link between the mafia and the government.
According to an article at american-buddha (http://www.american-buddha.com/darkhistory3.htm):
“In March 1981, the Italian police found a list of the 962 members of P2, the ‘fascist’ Propaganda Due Masonic lodge, the Grand Master of which was the ‘fascist’ Licio Gelli.”
The list contained the names of: 3 government ministers, 43 members of parliament, 43 generals, 8 admirals, secret service chiefs, hundreds of top bureaucrats and diplomats, the police commanders of Italy’s four largest cities, industrialists and financiers, the editor and publisher of the newspaper Corriere della Sera and 24 other journalists and TV personalities.
“With the help of Masonic cardinals, the lodge ‘had turned the Vatican into a money-laundering institution and the lodge was also the strongest branch of the legendary Italian Mafia’.”
Ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky in ‘The Other Side of Deception’,1994, wrote that Licio Gelli, P-2’s Grand Master, was the ally of Mossad in Italy and that Gelli also had a close relationship with the Gladio group.
According to Ostrovsky, Mossad used this Gelli-Gladio alliance for its arms dealings with Italy in the 1980s. ( down with murder inc / Israel, Mossad, Iran and a Nuclear False Flag Attack )
Top people who allegedly had contact with P-2 include Henry Kissinger, Edmond de Rothschild, and David Rockefeller.
Reportedly, Silvio Berlusconi was a P-2 member. ( Silvio Berlusconi – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
6. In ‘McMafia’, Misha Glenny writes about India, where ‘terrorism’ is a problem and the security services of both Pakistan and India make use of gangsters to do their dirty work.
In a sense, the security services seem to merge with the gangsters.
The UK Observer (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1411796,00.html) told us about Dawood Ibrahim.
Iqbal Mirchi lives in Hornchurch, in England.
Iqbal Mirchi is wanted by police in India for murder and his part in a terrorist bombing campaign.
He is allegedly among the top 50 global drug barons; according to the US authorities he is the right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim, head of the ‘D’ company, a worldwide mafia.
Bombs in Mumbai in 1993 killed over 300 people. Mirchi’s name was linked to the bombings.
According to Mirchi: ‘a senior police officer told me that my name would be attached to false charges unless I paid millions of rupees in bribes. I refused and moved to Dubai. ‘
Mirchi admits having met Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.
Dawood has been described as ‘the most dangerous man in the world’. As well as drugs and terrorism, the D company is involved in gold smuggling, gambling, counterfeit currency, diamond trading, contract killing, extortion and film financing. It is said to have a 60 per cent stake in the Bollywood film industry.
Dawood is also known to have met Osama Bin Laden and, in the aftermath of 9/11, allowed his smuggling network to be used to enable senior al-Qaeda operatives to flee Afghanistan.
According to The Hindu: “The United States showed a ‘lack of enthusiasm’ in getting underworld don Dawood Ibrahim deported to India from Pakistan despite making some initial efforts, says senior BJP leader L K Advani.
“Advani, in his memoir ‘My Country My Life’, notes with deep disappointment America’s reticence in pressing Pakistan to hand over Dawood, wanted in connection with 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, to India.” – ‘US showed lack of interest in Dawood’s deportation’
7. During the Yeltsin era, the Russian government allegedly allowed certain Jewish gangsters to steal a lot of the countries wealth.
“The fact is that Yeltsin was a hired tool whose job it was to turn Russia’s wealth over to the same cartel of Jewish racketeers who controlled Clinton.” Digg – Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin dies
8. According to Misha Glenny, 80% of western Europe’s heroin used to pass through the hands of the Bulgarian government’s secret service.
9. Misha Glenny writes about the snakeheads, the Chinese agents who smuggle peasants into the West.
Reportedly, the Chinese government likes them because they relieve unemployment and, with their remittances, help fuel the Chinese economy.
10. The Guardian, 28 March 2006, had an excellent story about heroin.
According to the Guardian, members of an international crime gang were allowed to come to Britain because their leader had links to Customs & Excise.
The evidence for this came out at an immigration appeals tribunal.
The Baybasin Cartel, a Kurdish gang, controlled up to 90% of the heroin which entered the UK.
Its bosses settled in the UK in the mid-1990s.
Gang members were involved in protection rackets and extortion in the UK, and were linked to up to 25 murders.
Reportedly, Baybasin was encouraged by Customs to come to the UK and arrived via Gibraltar in either late 1994 or early 1995.
Among those who agreed to help was top Labour politician Tony McNulty.
Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK.
Why did government minister Michael Howard release two dangerous gangsters?
According to the Observer (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1411777,00.html ):
Police are investigating Michael Howard’s role in a royal pardon for two of Liverpool’s most dangerous gangsters, John Haase and Paul Bennett, who were granted a royal pardon in July 1996 on Howard’s orders.
The decision came 11 months into 18-year sentences.
The Metropolitan police is about to launch an investigation into the ‘circumstances leading up to the granting of a royal pardon for these individuals’.
Was the Home Secretary duped into believing Haase and Bennett had provided vital information about arms caches across Liverpool, arms they had arranged to be planted themselves?
Michael Howard’s cousin, Simon Bakerman, is an associate of Haase.
Bakerman was released from prison on the day Howard became leader of the Conservative Party in November 2003.
Bakerman received a three-year sentence in 2002 for running an illegal factory making amphetamine and ketamine pills.
Haase claims that Bakerman received large sums of money from Haase before the pardon was granted, though even his lawyers admit there is no evidence of where this money ended up – if it was paid in the first place.
The arms caches were a set-up, planted on Haase’s instructions from a mobile phone he had smuggled into prison.
Witnesses from within Haase’s organisation now claim that bribes totalling £4.5 million were paid by criminals to officials involved with the case.
Haase and his associates have often been held responsible for bringing gun culture to the streets of Liverpool.
11. According to Misha Glenny: ‘If the UN is right and drugs account for 70 per cent of organised criminal activity, then the legalisation of drugs would administer by far the deadliest blow possible against transnational organised criminal networks.’