Source – madcowprod.com
- “…Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism….A New York Mob affiliate named Donald Trump made common cause with a Russian Mob Boss named Semion Mogilevich….On the U.S. side of the Russiagate equation were some of Oliver North’s traitorous Iran Contra-era cronies, as well as the Saudis, led (until his death) by Adnan Khashoggi. Trump’s links to Khashoggi take hours to fully detail. Both were part of Germany’s criminal Deutsche Bank’s money laundering operation for Russian Mobsters”
SM...The Neo-Nazi Fraction in Ukraine dovetails perfectly with the covert international illicit narcotics trade….Fascists & Drug Lords are two sides of the same coin…..
Gangster Planet – By Daniel Hopsicker
Are we living on a Gangster Planet?
…That’s the explosively provocative but intriguing claim investigative reporter Daniel Hopsicker has made for almost two decades since he began delving into the wild story of Medellin Cartel drug smuggler Barry Seal. But Hopsicker say Barry Seal, who recently became the subject of the major motion picture American Made starring Tom Cruise, is only the tip of the iceberg.
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In fact, it took him down many rabbit holes from the Venice, FL flight school where 9/11 hijackers like Mohammad Atta trained to the underworld of the Russian mafia. It’s also led him to dig into an assorted rogue’s gallery of infamous figures like international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, the Russian mob’s “Boss of Bosses” Semion Mogilevich, billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and even the President Donald Trump.
Roberto Saviano, a critically acclaimed essayist and reporter whose exposés of organized crime and the international drug trade has placed his life in jeopardy, famously proclaimed, “Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World.” “Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism,” write Ed Vulliamy of Saviano’s ZeroZeroZero, “Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism.”
Hopsicker shares alot in common with Saviano, albeit trading in the Italian reporter’s continental literary stylings for his own fittingly hard-boiled approach. In any case, both Hopsicker and Saviano scrutinize the lucrative business of what has come to be known as “Narco-Capitalism”. And given the amount of money the illicit drug trade makes within the global economy it’s an apropos portmanteau.
Together, Daniel and I weave through the labyrinth of his reporting on what he dubs “transnational organized crime” and it’s intersection with politics and business. Along the way Daniel gives his take the late Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” series covering the alleged connection between Iran/Contra and LA’s crack-cocaine epidemic, the notoriously controversial ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon, and, near the end of our conversation, even offers a compellingly probable contender for who the “Q” is behind the madness of QAnon.
Daniel Hopsicker talks: mueller, russian gangsters , Adnan khashoggi and his newest book ‘Gangster Planet”
A New York Mob affiliate named Donald Trump made common cause with a Russian Mob Boss named Semion Mogilevich. On the U.S. side of the Russiagate equation were some of Oliver North’s traitorous Iran Contra-era cronies, as well as the Saudis, led (until his death) by Adnan Khashoggi. Trump’s links to Khashoggi take hours to fully detail. Both were part of Germany’s criminal Deutsche Bank’s money laundering operation for Russian Mobsters. For Deutsche Bank’s grift with Khashoggi, the bank was fined $278 million.
Khashoggi’s financial fraud and drug trafficking operation included a Sarasota grifter named Jonathan Curshen (currently in prison until 2030) along with Steve Bannon’s chief lieutenant Andy Badolato.
Curshen had earlier attempted a last minute save of Semion Mogilevich’s attempt to worm his way into the Western financial system with a company named YBM Magnex, by offering to take the company private on the eve of the Fed’s seizure of the entire enterprise.
Pavel Vrublevsky, the first Russian hacker named by the FBI (in 2016), ran back end operations for a Khashoggi-owned company called the “Blue Moon Group Inc” led by Tampa Mobster Mike Muzio, (also currently in prison) that ran dozens of Mob porn sites like VoyeurDorm.com.
Finally, I don’t know that this is what Mueller found. This is what I found. But if people feel free to characterize a report no one’s seen, I’m okay taking a little license too.
Evidence for these claims can be found in stories here:
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This is nothing new, but it may exist in a new context. China outlawed opium in the 1700s, but the Brits used slave labor in its “protectorate” of India to grow the opium poppy and smuggled it into China, leading to the “Opium wars” around 1850. The US Roosevelts were heavily involved in the “China trade” from which they became fantastically wealthy. Meanwhile, Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in securing passage of measures to control drugs and to back US bureaucracies like the FDA and laws like the Harrison Narcotics Act, which addressed opium and cocaine. As president, he made a major push for international controls.
Later, he insured passage of the Federal Reserve Act by opposing patsy Woodrow Wilson in a three-way contest for president.
Now we see the evolution of old strategies, with wars being seeded and fought over drugs, money, and women.