Yes, maybe they spent it in Haiti. That doesn’t mean they spent it on Haitians.
Every time anything bad happens people send their hard-earned money to help. But where does the money go?
Yes, maybe they spent it in Haiti. That doesn’t mean they spent it on Haitians.
Every time anything bad happens people send their hard-earned money to help. But where does the money go?
The private, foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel controls its puppets in Washington as it controls its oil company executives. And everything the Cartel does is anti-life, there are absolutely no exceptions; and their pretended Gulf oil clean-up is a glaring case in point.
Instead of cleaning up the unprecedented catastrophe created by the Cartel’s mega-corporations (Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum), these very same companies seem to be purposely killing our Gulf of Mexico, under the pretense of cleaning it up.
Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetence, or planned cataclysm, the private Cartel is using an extremely toxic chemical dispersant, with the approval of the Obama administration.
Alan Levine, the head of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, said: “We don’t have any data or evidence behind the use of these chemicals in the water. We’re now basically using one of the richest ecosystems in the world as a laboratory.”
As reported in Britain’s Telegraph, Louisiana state Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Robert Barham reported: “We’re very disappointed in their [EPA and oil company executives] approach. The federal procedures call for a consensus between federal authorities, the responsible party and the states involved. When we met and expressed our concerns [over the use of dispersants], apparently they decided to go without us.”
And go they did. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency allowed BP to turn our Gulf of Mexico into a toxic testing ground, instead of removing the crude oil.
FIRST OPPORTUNITY MISSED: VACUUM IT UP
British Petroleum (BP) has even refused to use their own oil tankers, lying in the Gulf, to suck up most of the runaway oil, and possibly salvage it for sale later, as was done after a Saudi spill in the ’90’s. That method was so successful, it vacuumed up about 85 percent of that renegade oil.
Nick Pozzi, a former oil pipeline engineering and operations project manager is puzzled why BP did not salvage perfectly good crude oil for later sale, and to thereby protect marine and wildlife.
What Mr. Pozzi does not know is the oil companies are owned by the world’s only legal counterfeiters the International Monetary/Banking Cartel - who can “print” all the money they want, so making money on Gulf oil was not important to them. Killing the Gulf of Mexico is, apparently, important to them, for their own cryptic and esoteric reasons.
SECOND OPPORTUNITY MISSED: OIL SPONGE, SEE VIDEO
If the Cartel had wanted to save marine life, any oil they had not vacuumed up could have been mulched with any number of non-toxic materials, such as “Oil Sponge,” a name trademarked by Phase III, Inc.
Rated as the “best performing” absorbent by the US Army Corp of Engineers, Oil Sponge is 100% organic, and is made from renewable resources.
SO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS KNOWS ABOUT IT?
Oil Sponge is built using a microbial and nutrient package, capable of transforming oil hydrocarbons into a safe bi-product of carbon dioxide and water.
But, the governmental bureaucrats of the Obama administration, and the Cartel’s oil executives, had no interest in using an environmentally friendly product to clean up what is the greatest man-made environmental disaster of all time they seemed intent on making this unbelievable cataclysm far, far worse, and one that could never be cleaned up.
It cannot yet be proven that the Monetary Cartel purposely blew up their own wellhead, but the crimes they have committed in their so-called “clean-up” efforts are well documented, in spite of no corporate media outrage.
ANOTHER PRODUCT: MYCELX, USED SUCCESSFULLY IN OTHER OIL SPILLS, BUT THEY DON’T WANT TO USE THAT EITHER — SEE THIS:
CEO Connie Mixon says it’s revolutionary. But while this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada, it’s not being used to clean up in the Gulf. Mixon says she has not been able to garner interest from the parties currently involved in the cleanup–most specifically the Marine Spill Recovery Corporation (MSRC).
“They’re using 30-year-old technology to fight this spill…our product was invented after Exxon-Valdez to specifically deal with spills like these,” Mixon tells WSB’s Pete Combs.
After the Exxon Valdez incident of March 1989, Mycelx of Georgia developed what looks like a paper towel to soak up to 50 times its weight in oil. And while this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada it was of no interest to the parties Obama charged with cleaning up the Gulf of the floating oil those very same parties caused.
WAIT HERE’S ANOTHER ONE THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT: AEROHAZ — COMPANY OUT OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE SINCE 1998:
Then there is the Aerohaz product manufactured by Sustainable Technologies, Inc. that encapsulates environmental contaminants, making crude oil and other oil like substances easy to retrieve.
HAIR? HAIR WOULD HELP. MOST OF US WOULD BE HAPPY TO DONATE SOME HAIR.
Even hair naturally separates oil from water, leaving large tar globs, in which mushrooms can then be seeded. And as the mushrooms grow, they digest the oil, leaving non-toxic organics, which can then be composed into soil, great for growing healthy vegetables.
Anyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows how well hair will retain oil. In fact, Lisa Gautier, president of Matter of Fact (website for hair salons) has collected 400,000 pounds of hair, and stuffed it all into nylons to be used as booms near Gulf shores.
This idea could have been a shot in the arm of our dying economy, by creating organic compose for the millions of nutrient depleted farm acres in the world. Also there could have been a viable cottage industry of collecting hair from salons.
And, hair is certainly a renewable resource, with most of us contributing. But neither Obama or the Cartel has done anything for our dying US and world economy, but ensure it dies, while feebly pretending to resuscitate it.
And now that they’ve probably destroyed the tourist, shrimping, and fishing industries along the Gulf Coast, we’ll be hearing about more “stimulus packages” that will make what money we do have even more worthless as it enriches Wall Street.
But in the world of what could have been, there’s hay, sawdust, crushed volcanic rock, and even kitty litter that could have mulched with the oil on the surface of the Gulf waters, making for easy pick-up.
But, oil industry executives and their confederates in the Obama administration quickly made sure that all spewing oil would either sink well below the surface, or never rise to it, with over half a million gallons of their dispersants. Now the oil that’s been gushing for weeks can never be vacuumed up or safely neutralized.
Worse yet, these international enemies of humanity, and life in the Gulf, committed their dastardly deed of deeply submerging the floating oil with an extremely dangerous chemical dispersant that would deny all marine creatures oxygen, thus killing them, and marine plant life to boot, as major underwater currents carry this poisonous oily plume through-out the Gulf and into the Atlantic.
Trying to give this mass murder a positive spin, BP spokesman John Crabtree said his corporation had dropped more than 560,000 gallons of [toxic] chemical dispersants on the surface slicks and 28,700 gallons of the chemical at the subsea wellhead, 5,000 feet below sea-level.
Crabtree’s justification for such an insane, criminal act was that the dispersants would drive the oil well below the water’s surface, thus keeping it away from coastal shorelines. So instead of removing the oil, BP decided to make the oil even more toxic, and drive it deep into the ocean where it can never be retrieved, but will kill all marine life in its path.
Mandy Joyce, a marine sciences professor at the University of Georgia carefully chose her words about BP’s deplorable dispersants: “Anything that requires oxygen will not be able to survive that water. The food web is going to change. You could stymie the entire production level of the Gulf of Mexico. That’s a very real possibility.”
BP’s chemical dispersants contain 2-butoxyethanol, a compound that kills marine and wildlife, exactly the life our clean-up measures should try to save.
BP’s chemical dispersants, currently being dropped by airplanes, break the crude oil into tiny droplets that sink well below the water’s surface, where they form a giant cloud or plume, making it impossible to gather, as is the obvious intention.
And with this poisonous plume creating a dead zone, currently estimated to be about the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, hidden at about 3,000 feet of water, no one can place an accurate figure on how much oil has actually rushed into the Gulf.
And once this death dealing plume reaches the large, rapidly moving Loop Current, this oily cloud of doom could swing toward Florida and Cuba, killing the coral reefs and marine life there.
According to Stephen Howden, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Loop Current could drag the oxygen destroying cloud into shallower waters thus potentially impacting the coral reefs and fisheries near Florida’s coast.
University of Georgia’s Mandy Joyce said, “It’s a good thing the oil is not damaging the coast line, but to say everything is fine because its not hitting the coast is missing a very important part of this equation.”
And I would say, Ms. Joyce’s statement is a serious understatement.
Another person famous for misleading and under stated remarks is our president, Barack Obama.
There can be no denying that President Obama and his EPA regulators are accomplices to the crimes in the Gulf of Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum by allowing these perpetrators of the disaster to be the ones in charge of the capping and clean-up efforts.
How much longer will our government allow these corporate criminals to fail with the capping of the oil gushers ,and making a dead zone of the Gulf of Mexico and perhaps the Atlantic ocean?
Thus far, President Obama has made a grandstand play by pretending to excoriate the oil company executives responsible for the Gulf tragedy for not taking proper responsibility.
Excuse me Sir, it’s you who should have taken control and responsibility by tasking competent individuals and companies to cap this runaway well, and to clean up the mess, without destroying the entire Gulf of Mexico in the process.
And instead of excoriating the oil company executives and government bureaucrats who dumped over a half million gallons of toxic dispersants into the Gulf, you should be arresting them for crimes against humanity, not to mention their crimes against marine and wildlife.
Additionally, Obama’s teleprompter writers had the ignorance to state the ridiculous: “I know BP has committed to pay for the response effort, and we will hold them to their obligation,” read Obama.
The very obvious point Mr. Obama, is you should have saved our Gulf of Mexico, by making sure Transocean, Halliburton, and British Petroleum had absolutely nothing to do with the clean-up efforts, rather than making them pay to turn the Gulf into a dead zone.
President Obama went on to say many parties, including the federal government should accept blame for the disaster, he stopped short of saying he, himself, should be held responsible for his part in so destroying so much life in the Gulf.
“There is oil leaking. We need to stop it, and we need to stop it as soon as possible,” said Obama.
It’s not a leak, Mr. Obama. It’s a volcanic gusher spewing out an Exxon Valdez every two to four days.
From whales and dolphins to sardines, from starfish to coral reefs, from microscopic organisms to all the fish in the sea, the Cartel has embarked upon killing, and will kill unless they are stopped. Are you man enough for the job, Mr. President?
In the 21st century most couples will not be able to have children. Those who will manage will have mentally retarded kids.
Russian scientists conducted an experiment proving that the main action principle of genetically modified produce (GM) is a “ban for procreation” for next generations of mammals.
This is the effect wanted from GM produce by Microsoft founder Bill Gates who started the struggle against the growth of the world population. Today, the community of billionaires throws GM “bombs,” disguised as charitable intentions, on African and Asian countries. Meanwhile, in Moscow alone where state purchasing of transgenic produce is prohibited, 20 % of local and 35% of imported produce are genetically modified.
In the early 1990s, Nicaragua, Mexico and Philippines were affected by a horrible epidemic, and it took scientists a while to find its source. Perfectly healthy young women had miscarriages during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Further attempts to get pregnant had the same results, followed by infertility. Doctors were at a loss. The only common denominator in all cases was the women’s participation in mass tetanus vaccination supervised by the World Health Organization and funded by Rockefeller’s Fund.
It was hard to question the sincerity of the intentions. However, Roman-Catholic organization Comite Pro Vida based in Mexico decided to test capsules with the vaccine and found something horrible. The solution contained human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is a natural hormone required to maintain pregnancy. But how could the hormone become a part of the vaccine? Further analysis shocked the scientists. Combination of tetanus agent with HCG stimulates formation of antibodies for the latter, making women unable to carry a child. In other words, the vaccine was a concealed form of abortion.
When the plot of the billionaire David Rockefeller and the WHO was revealed, GM continued what they have started. Two year ago, the exact same things that happened in Nicaragua and Philippines occurred in Zimbabwe and Guinea. This time, the women who suffered shared love for canned corn. Despite the expectations, tests of the cans’ content have not revealed any life threatening components, and the amount of preservatives was compliant with the norm.
It was when the first suspicions regarding bio terrorism and destructive influence of transgenic substances on humans were raised by a toxicologist with the South African University.
The epidemic of infertility in the developing countries has not occurred out of the blue. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people on the planet who has the image of a charitable philanthropist, is involved in solving global health issues. He fights lack of food and poverty in Africa, allocating billions of dollars to support the struggle. Recently he openly stated that the goal of his charity is reduction of the planet’s population, first of all, in the third world countries.
“It is an open secret that the world magnates, in particular, the US, Japan, Canada and the EU, are concerned with the deficit of natural resources,” explains Irina Aliverova, Doctor of Sociology.
“The UN has an official document that divides the world population into the main group (golden billion) middle group, who has insufficient natural resources, and auxiliary group, represented by the population of developing countries, including Russia. The last category, nearly five billion people, should be gotten rid of as weeds.”
One of the mechanisms of a horrific program of Gates and Rockefeller currently supported by the US government was once revealed by Mitch Hein, president of biotech company Epicyte. He said that antibodies were taken from women with rare condition, immune infertility. The genes were isolated, and through the methods of genetic engineering they were inserted into the genome of regular corn seeds supplied to third world countries. It means that Africans were sowing on their fields genetically modified corn-murder with inserted hidden contraception. Hein explained what happens to people when they eat this corn. Generally, antibodies get drawn to the surface of sperm. They attach to it and make sperm so heavy that it cannot move forward.
In Russia, production of GM produce is prohibited, while consumption of five transgenic cultures is allowed (beets, corn ??? 810 banned in Europe, soy, potatoes and rice). There is no official conclusion regarding harmful effects of GM on humans. Yet, Moscow Institute of Biology named after Koltsov and National Association of Genetic Safety conducted an independent experiment. They fed hamsters with transgenic soy for a year. The same soy is used in Russia to feed cattle, and it is supplied from Holland as GM-free. This soy is also allowed for human consumption. Now it is clear what it may result in – rodents expressed delayed growth and development and serious decrease of reproductive function that resulted in inability to obtain third generation of hamsters.
“Infertility in third generation of animals grown on GM products means that the nature puts an end to these species and does not let them procreate,” says Alexander Baranov, senior associate with the Institute of Biology. “This means that GM food leads to evolutionary dead end and degradation of species. During the research another interesting fact was discovered. The animals develop pilosis of oral cavity . ”
Although scientists are not sure that it was the GM food that caused mutations, the world had noticed long time ago that toxic proteins and mutant combinations may develop in transgenic products.
No scientist will agree to predict how artificially inserted plant gene will behave in a chromosome. Possibly, three generations later women will give birth to children with hairy mouths, just like those of hamsters. Or, they may not be able to conceive at all. Maybe this is the reason why Russian and foreign manufacturers of transgenic products are afraid to mark the products as GM and prefer paying fines for violation of the law. There is no other method to recognize GM products.
As the number of infertile couples in Russia grows from year to year and today five million families are unable to have children, it looks like the hellish machine of Bill Gates has reached Russia. While scientists are afraid to experiment on humans, everyone who goes to a grocery store unwillingly becomes a guinea pig. Russian Academy of Science suggested introducing a moratorium on GM products until their safety is proven. The scientists’ attempts to get through to the officials were fruitless. Meanwhile, the fund of Bill and Melinda Gates is preparing a new GM bomb, transgenic “golden” rice that causes cillae on fallopian tubes. Again, it is hidden behind charitable intents. Allegedly, the rice replenishes vitamin A and iron in the body. Recently Bill Gates gave a speech at a conference in Long Beach where he mentioned that he was looking forward to a vaccine that will reduce growth of the world population.
What other countries do:
1. India refused the US humanitarian aid in produce at the amount of $100 million a year.
2. China banned sales of GM on its internal market, but its export is still going on.
3. GM produce is not used in Slovenia, Austria, Greece, France, Luxemburg, and Great Britain.
4. In Great Britain the produce has to be labeled even on restaurant menus.
5. Italy does not buy transgenic seeds.
OFF THE RECORD, natch. But, this is interesting. Six officials, off the record, noting the REALITY of the case, that certain people are creating this out of whole cloth, and the EVIDENCE does not support the allegations. And they “don’t know why” certain people are talking as if they had something solid, when they don’t.
BUT WE KNOW WHY. This is psyops, this is designed to create negative sentiments about Pakistan and to justify a future action against Pakistan, that may involve partitioning Pakistan in order to create an international corridor through Balochistan, to hook up with the Helmand and Kandahar provinces in Afghanistan, which are SIMULTANEOUSLY where the opium grows and where our troops come and go from.
US Air Force plane at Kandahar. Click through for many more pictures. Get a feel for how busy it is over there.
No credible evidence has been found so far that the Pakistani-American man accused in the Times Square bombing plot received any serious terrorist training from the Pakistani Taliban or another radical Islamic group, six U.S. officials said Thursday.
Faisal Shahzad may have, at the most, had “incidental contact” with a terrorist organization, and he may have been encouraged to act, said one of the officials, who declined to elaborate further.
According to a five-count criminal complaint filed by U.S. prosecutors in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, Shahzad admitted after his arrest on Monday to receiving bomb-making training in Waziristan, a part of Pakistan’s tribal area bordering Afghanistan, during a five-month trip to his homeland that ended in February.
According to the criminal complaint, Shahzad admitted that he’d parked a Nissan SUV loaded with propane tanks, gasoline canisters, fertilizer and fireworks coupled to two alarm clocks in New York’s Times Square on Saturday evening and fled.
The vehicle began smoldering, but failed to explode. Shahzad was apprehended on Monday night on a Dubai-bound Emirates flight at John F. Kennedy Airport that he’d been allowed to board even though his name was on the “no fly” list.
The U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials, however, said that the bungled nature of the bombing and the trail of clues that led the FBI to him suggest that he never received even rudimentary terrorist training or instructions on how to evade arrest.
Nor has any credible evidence been uncovered verifying his story of being trained in Waziristan, they and the other U.S. officials said.
“We’ve seen nothing suggesting that Shahzad received even minimal training, and everything about what he did suggests otherwise,” one U.S. official said.
The official cited, among other things, the would-be bomber’s use of the wrong kind of fertilizer and the fact that he made little or no effort to conceal his identity or that of the vehicle he used.
Another U.S. official said that Shahzad hadn’t even removed the plastic caps on the propane tanks’ valves before he abandoned the vehicle.
Nor does it appear that he made plans to escape after leaving the car in an illegal parking space where it was sure to attract attention in an area that one U.S. official said “has about the heaviest police and surveillance presence of any public space in this country.”
“Officials said that after two days of intense questioning of the bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad, evidence was mounting that the group, the Pakistani Taliban, had helped inspire and train Mr. Shahzad,” The New York Times reported.
However, Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman, said Thursday that it could be “weeks or months” before U.S. investigators are able to corroborate all aspects of Shahzad’s tale, saying they have to interview detainees and other people in Pakistan.
“If he went to a (training) camp, it is a lengthy process,” Kolko said. “Everything has to be checked.”
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs Thursday dodged questions about whether links had been found between Shahzad and foreign extremist groups.
“This is a rapidly developing, ongoing investigation. And if there are developments that need to be made public, they’ll likely be done so through the Department of Justice,” he said.
Shahzad, 30, is the son of a retired senior air force commander from Mohib Banda, a village near Peshawar, the main city in violence-torn northwestern Pakistan. He came to the U.S. in 1998 on a student visa and became an American citizen last year.
Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, May 06 that Shahzad was providing investigators with valuable information.
“Mr. Shahzad is continuing to cooperate with us,” Holder said.
(Based on McClatchy Newspapers report)
- Asian Tribune -
Nigeria’s president, Umaru Yar’Adua died yesterday evening after a prolonged battle with a debilitating heart disease. Mr Yar’Adua, 58, died around 9pm surrounded by his wife, Turai, his mother and several members of his family.
The presidential spokesperson, Segun Adeniyi, confirmed that Mr Yar’Adua’s body is in the presidential villa in Abuja and will be buried at 2pm today in his home town of Katsina according to Islamic rites. The Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, who had been expected to travel to Rivers State today, will be sworn in as substantive president at 8am today as mandated by the constitution.
Mr Jonathan has also declared Thursday a public holiday and said Nigerians should embark on a week of mourning for the departed president. He expressed great sadness after being informed of the news by Aliyu Gusau, the national security adviser.
He said: “Nigeria has lost the jewel on its crown, and even the heavens mourn with our nation tonight” Mr. Jonathan described the death of the president as sad, unfortunate and regrettable. “As individuals and as a nation we prayed for the recovery of Mr. President. But we take solace in the fact that the Almighty is the giver and taker of all life,” he said.
Attempts by NEXT to gain entry into the premises of the Aso Rock villa were met by hostile opposition. Security forces surrounded the pilot gate which leads directly into the villa and barred anyone from entering or approaching. Beyond the gate, there did not seem to be a great deal of activity although Mr. Yar’Adua’s mother and aide-de-camp had been seen earlier leaving the compound.
Nearby, at the Acting President’s residence, Theophilus Danjuma, Mr Gusau and Tony Anenih were all seen wearing grave expressions on their faces. All the men declined to comment.
Problem with health
Mr. Yar’Adua had experienced constant health issues since he assumed office in 2007. This culminated in a medical visit to Saudi Arabia in November last year which resulted in him being away from the country for over three months. At the time, the president’s personal physician diagnosed his ailment as acute pericarditis, an inflammation of the linings surrounding the heart. However, investigations by NEXT revealed that Mr. Yar’Adua was also suffering from Churg-Strauss syndrome and that his primary organs were severely weakened as a result.
Bayelsa State governor, Timpreye Sylva described the death of Mr Yar’Adua as a ‘national tragedy.’ Mr Sylva, according to his press secretary, Doifie Ola, said Mr Yar’Adua was a great Nigerian leader who had the best intentions for the country at heart. “Yar’Adua was a straight and honest politician. There are not many of his kind. It is unfortunate that due to his sickness, he could not implement his well thought out programmes and policies,” Mr Sylva said.
Mr. Yar’Adua is survived by two wives and 9 children. The council of ministers, security chiefs and the leadership of the National Assembly met with Mr Jonathan early this morning to discuss modalities for his swearing in.
digitally enhanced video of Polish crash site, via suraci.
h/t there are no sunglasses
Another half brother, Sheikh Mansour, controls the *second* largest UAE sovereign wealth fund, IPIC.
Is the family divided into factions? Was a faction trying to get Ahmed out of the way? It’s possible. It’s a big family. There are bound to be disagreements and power struggles.
See fascinating hi-res pics of family members here.
See the list of brothers and their relation to each other here (scroll down).
There are discrepancies about the crash that killed Sheikh Ahmed, whether it was an accident or something else.
Who controls the vast wealth of the UAE?
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, yesterday issued two decrees revamping the board of directors of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia) and Abu Dhabi Investment Council (Adic).
Membership of the new Adia’s board of directors shall include
Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Ahmad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Membership of the new Adic’s board of directors shall include
Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Expecting the global economic crisis to prompt a spate of mergers and acquisitions, the Abu Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC) has hired a senior investment banker from Rothschild to build a team to give advice on cross-border investment. The company, originally created in 1977 to invest on behalf of the Abu Dhabi government, is now expanding its range of financial services, including offering investors funds focused on the Middle East and Africa and acting as an advisor for international money managers.
To extend its reach, ADIC has hired Alex Carré de Malberg as head of investment banking to lead its advisory business for M&A and capital-raising. With financial turmoil lifting the cost of capital and stalling investment projects across the world, he believes investors in the Middle East will come into play as assets are reshuffled.
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Decree No 2 of 2010 restructuring the board of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) under his presidency.
Issued in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the decree named the following as members of the board :
Shaikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative,
Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,
Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works, who also acts as the Managing Director,
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs,
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Finance Department
April 14 (Bloomberg) — The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, appointed Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed al Nahyan as its managing director, succeeding the late Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Hamed currently heads the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and is chairman of the Higher Corporation of Specialized Economy Zones. He is the half brother of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, and a younger brother of Sheikh Ahmed.
The board will be chaired by the UAE President. The members are
Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President’s Representative;
General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces;
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs;
Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Crown Prince’s Court as Managing Director;
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Finance
April 15 (Bloomberg) — Invest AD, an Abu Dhabi government- owned money manager, shut its investment banking advisory team and canceled plans to offer a property fund, citing market conditions. Invest AD’s investment banking unit was headed by Alex Carre de Malberg, who joined the company last year from Rothschild & Sons Ltd.
Invest AD is closing its investment banking advisory function, counting among the casualties Alexandre Carre de Malberg – the high profile hire it lured from Rothschild to head up the operation.…The Abu-Dhabi investment company entered the investment banking fray about a year and a half ago – precisely when things took a turn for the worse. In 2009, total investment banking fees generated in the Middle East were $649m, or a 43% slide on 2008, according to Thomson Reuters figures. More recently, however, things have been looking up for Middle East investment banking deals. Data from mergermarket shows that the volume of M&A deals in the first quarter of 2010 is up 83% on the same time last year.
That’s funny because, you know, Goldman Sachs made a crap-load of money “precisely when things took a turn for the worse.”
“Well they are the most powerful firm on Wall Street but actually they are an outlet of the Rothschild’s who have spread their power under different names into this century and the prior one.” (source)
And now it looks like a criminal case against GS will be “difficult” because the case is “highly complex” and GS would be able to make “multiple arguments in its defense.”
The best lawyers money can buy, no doubt.
Would the Zayed family willingly cooperate with the Rothschilds?
Ahmed was born in 1971, the son of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the widely loved “father of the nation”, and, for four decades, ruler of Abu Dhabi and founding President of the UAE. Ahmed was born the year of the federation of the seven emirates, a long-held dream of his father to unite the Trucial States. Ahmed’s mother, Mouza bint Suhail bin Awada al-Khaili, was one of Sheikh Zayed’s nine wives.
Ahmed was one of the youngest of Sheikh Zayed’s 27 children — one of five sons and two daughters of his marriage to Sheika Mouza. Educated in Abu Dhabi, young Ahmed grew up as his father became one of the wealthiest men in the world. The UAE sits on what is estimated to be a tenth of the world’s oil reserves, and of this Abu Dhabi has 95 per cent. Yet Sheikh Zayed was admired for his modest lifestyle (his early years were heavily influenced by the Beduin tradition), as well as his piety, his tolerance and relatively liberal rule. On Sheikh Zayed’s death in November 2004, his eldest son, Khalifa, became Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE.
In 1976 the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority was established and has remained under the control of the ruling family. At Sheikh Ahmed’s death, six al-Nahyan brothers sat on ADIA’s board of directors along with three trusted family advisers. Sheikh Ahmed was appointed to head the authority in 1997 and was regarded as “hands on”. For six years before his appointment he worked as a European equities analyst alongside ADIA colleagues on an open floor and continued to eschew the customary honorific “Your Highness”. Despite a reported investment of $7.5 billion in the ailing Citibank by ADIA, the Financial Times recently estimated the authority’s total assets at between £260 billion and £294 billion. It also noted that, in its 34-year history, ADIA’s senior management had granted only four interviews.
Though I am certainly no expert, it does seem from a cursory review of the available information, that Sheikh Zayed was a fine man and deserved the many very nice things written about him. That doesn’t happen too often.
This conclusion is supported by the story of the Zayed Center. Everything you need to know about the Zayed Center can be summarized by the ADL’s breathless charges of anti-semitism against it. (http://www.adl.org/anti_semitism/zayed_center.asp)
The UAE decided to close the Zayed Center in 2003, after it caused severe Jewish hyperventilating.
So what happens next?
The loss of such a low-key, progressive government exec could not come at a more sensitive time for Abu Dhabi. The city-state and its mysterious ruling family has been under an intense spotlight the past few months during its awkward, stilted showdown with debt-laden fellow emirate, Dubai. Though Abu Dhabi did fork over $10 billion and Dubai seems to have worked out a stop-gap deal with creditors, no outside party- that is to say, no one who is not an Al Maktoum or an Al Nahayan- knows what exactly went down. Are relations tense? Fine? Warm and fuzzy? The answer matters to many- Dubai’s creditors (including major banks), small-time investors, other GCC residents- pretty much anyone who would stand to lose if Dubai were to implode. So far, creditors have warmly welcomed Dubai’s proposed repayment plan based largely on their sense that it has Abu Dhabi’s (aka Uncle Money Bags) tacit approval. But no one knows for sure.
Sheikh Mansour became a household name in the UK since buying the Manchester City soccer team. It seems he’s made one lucky deal after another. It seems that by purchasing this soccer team, he has even bumped Roman Abramovitch down a peg or two. Hmm.
A year ago, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahayan was virtually unknown outside the very small, very rich emirate of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates and home to 95% of the country’s oil wells. Today he is a household name in the U.K., as the potential savior of beleaguered soccer club Manchester City and a powerful, if controversial, investor in Barclays.
Am I saying that is what happened here? No. I’m just saying it happens.
Mansour also heads the *second* largest sovereign wealth fund of the UAE, IPIC.
Sheikh Mansour is married to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s daughter (one of his two wives). Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of Dubai.
What makes Mansour somewhat unique among the numerous bright sons of the late Shaikh Zayed is that he maintains excellent links with both his full-brother Muhammad bin Zayed and his father-in-law Muhammad bin Rashed. At the same time, however, he follows the instructions of his full-brother, while he merely chooses what suits him from among the suggestions of his father-in-law. With Dubai badly in need of financial support from Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Muhammad bin Rashed is gradually learning to accept the fact that Shaikh Mansour usually ignores any advice from the Dubai ruler which is not acceptable to the Abu Dhabi crown prince. (source)
But the two men share a close adviser: Amada Staveley. She has helped them both to purchase UK sports teams, among other investments.
She is hot stuff. She turned down a marriage proposal from Prince Andrew.
But as it turned out, Sheikh Hamed got the nod for ADIA.
“We can no longer rely on the traditional principles of the past, as they are not applicable any more. Globalisation has become an inevitable reality with which we must interact. No country, region or society can remain on the sidelines and pretend they will not be affected by this rapidly changing world order”.
He then privatized the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).
ADNOC’s 70% share in the NPCC was transferred to the General Holding Corp. (GHC) chaired by Shaikh Hamed, who has reconstituted its board of directors to include representatives of the GHC and of the 30% shareholder, the Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).
CCC is a huge contracting company founded by Palestinians over fifty years ago, now based out of Athens.
I can just imagine the people who would like to control CCC, and deprive the Palestinians and the Lebanese of this asset.
It seems that a lot now rests with Sheikh Hamad.
Geert Wilders of the Netherlands is a right-wing politician. He may be a CIA-Mossad asset and a crypto-Jew / Sabbatean.
Pretending to be atheists and/or members of other faiths is a very old tactic employed by Sabbatean Jewry so this is hardly surprising. As if visiting “israel” 40 times, living on a kibbutz (illegal “israeli” settlement) for years, wearing a kippa and banging his head on the wailing wall, and reporting to the local “israeli” embassy once a month while claiming to be a Mossad agent wasn’t enough gefilte fishy enough. …In June a genealogist said he had found several Indonesian ancestors of the populist Dutch politician known for his rabid anti-immigrant and anti-Islam ideas. Now anthropologist Lizzy van Leeuwen describes how his roots can be seen as the driving force behind his outspoken views….The 6-page article reveals that Wilders’ grandmother, Johanna Ording-Meijer, came from an old Jewish-Indonesian family and that Wilders lied about this in his 2008 biography.
MP Geert Wilders will go on trial for inciting hatred and discrimination in October, not June as first thought, the Volkskrant reports on Tuesday. Amsterdam court said it had been forced to make the change because of scheduling problems. The court says it needs five days to hear evidence in the case. The MP faces five charges religious insult and anti-Muslim incitement. In January, the public prosecution department extended the prosecution case to include inciting hatred of Muslims, Moroccans and non-Western immigrants.
Property tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten has been arrested in Zimbabwe over allegations that he was illegally trading in foreign currency. The 62-year-old Briton, a vocal supporter Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, is accused of receiving rent on a string of properties he owned in foreign currency, which is illegal in Zimbabwe….His latest arrest comes despite his reported friendship with Mr Mugabe, whom he once described as “100 per cent decent and incorruptible”….He said officers had also seized more than 100 pictures from the house, and understood that some showed Mr van Hoogstraten and the 22-year-old woman naked and in “compromising situations”.
January 2006: Jane Kelly meets Nicholas van Hoogstraten, Times Online. Mr. van Hoogstraten asks, where are the bodies? Where indeed?!? We ask the same thing about the many disappeared people of the world, and yet we do not conclude that no crime has been committed just because we don’t know what happened to the bodies. Then again, our brains obviously work differently than Mr. van Hoogstraten’s.
“I’m not immoral, never have been. I am amoral, that’s different,” snaps Nicholas van Hoogstraten, a stickler for accuracy (at least his own version of it). “The things the papers write about me. I’ve never threatened anyone or killed anyone — where are the bodies?” When Hoogstraten asks a direct question, accompanied by a beady stare, you often feel yourself fumbling for an answer…….Hoogstraten keeps nothing in his own name. “Of course I wouldn’t think twice about having people killed, if they threatened me,” he says, “but if I was to do it, it would be done properly by professionals not obviously connected with me, it would be a professional contract killing.”
African Consolidated Resources (ACR), set up by both white and black Zimbabweans, was looking for new mining opportunities in Zimbabwe. It pegged a claim to an abandoned, unexploited field, bought for a nominal sum on the chance of finding diamonds there. Problems arose when diamonds were found….
Although the Zimbabwe High Court ruled in September that ACR clearly owns the Marange field, Cranswick, the CEO, has a colossal fight on his hands to get it back from the government. In February the Supreme Court ordered all mining to cease pending a final ruling on ownership. Its judgment has been ignored. Meanwhile, millions of dollars from the diamonds are being siphoned off by President Mugabe, his diamond-loving wife, Grace, and their greedy inner circle to enrich and entrench themselves in power a few years longer.…Last year, a gang of Israeli diamond smugglers put out a contract on him [Cranswick - ed.] to make sure he did not get in the way of their supply of diamonds smuggled out of Marange. Now, impeccable sources told me that beside his name in secret government files is written the word “Bull-Bar” — CIO code for a person designated to meet with a “road accident”.
…Secret government documents obtained by The Sunday Times show that quite the reverse happened. Cranswick’s long-drawn-out legal process had given Mugabe’s lieutenants and their foreign backers — Chinese, Israelis, South Africans — time to entrench their systems for keeping control of the fabulously rich field. The old operation in which an ad hoc set of diggers plundered the diamonds on their behalf amid general lawlessness has expanded into a new, sophisticated money-making machine largely hidden from the eyes of the world.
The documents set out the measures that are being taken. The Chinese army is helping to construct a military airstrip on ACR’s field with a one-mile-long runway capable of taking the biggest military transport planes. Armed Chinese soldiers are on the site. There are shipping containers filled with weapons. This move follows arms-purchasing visits by Chiwenga to China last year. A tented army camp has been set up under a retired brigadier, and millions have been invested in state-of-the-art mining machinery capable of extracting thousands of carats of diamonds an hour. A sophisticated operation is also in train to get the most valuable stones out of the country. Stones worth $3m-$7m are smuggled out every day. The Chinese embassy in Harare is involved in smuggling some out in the diplomatic bag, according to Zimbabwe intelligence leaks, and one of the key figures is a Chinese man with links to Grace Mugabe — all in defiance of the Supreme Court’s order to halt all mining at Marange.
Several days ago, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe rolled out the red carpet for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reportedly in celebration of a secret deal for Zimbabwe to receive Iranian oil in exchange for access to the large amounts of uranium ore thought to be under its soil. …The rogue regime’s national soccer team is coming to Zimbabwe May 25 to train ahead of the World Cup in neighboring South Africa. For many Zimbabweans, however, news of the arrangement is unacceptable.
Officials and rank-and-file members of both formations of Zimbabwe’s Movement For Democratic Change set aside past differences on Wednesday to mourn three top officers of the MDC grouping of Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara who were killed in a highway accident in Midlands province on Saturday….ZANU-PF official Alice Nkomo, killed in a separate road accident the same day on the Bulawayo-Plumtree highway, has been declared a provincial heroine and was to be laid to rest on Thursday in Bulawayo.
Mr. Zuma himself met with the three leaders in March and said they had agreed on a “package of measures” moving toward the resolution contentious issues, such as the fate of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono and Attorney General Johannes Tomana, both political allies of Mr. Mugabe….
A High Court ruled on Tuesday that the government could sell diamonds, dismissing a challenge by junior miner African Consolidated Resources to stop Zimbabwe from auctioning precious stones mined from its claims in Marange.
The Mugabe regime, clearly in tight with the diamond business, which is run by Jews, is also now in tight with Iran.
Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding nuclear programme.
The agreement was sealed last month during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president who last weekend celebrated 30 years in power, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. In return for supplying oil, which Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially huge deposits of uranium ore – which can be converted into the basic fuel for nuclear power or enriched to make a nuclear bomb.
…The uranium deal will heighten fears in the West that Iran is stepping up its nuclear programme, which intelligence agencies believe is intended to lead to the development of nuclear weapons in the near future.
Why on earth would Ahmadinejad, a supposedly smart guy, do something so incredibly stupid as tangling Iran up with this crooked psychopathic nutjob Mugabe, not to be trusted under any circumstances, and with God only knows how many criminals running all over Zimbabwe conducting the blood diamond business and certainly whatever sorts of jobs money can buy, unless he wants trouble?