Trump’s first year brought forth the billion dollar sale of George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman ‘s Casamigos Tequila. With ties to Hollywood’s assault/rape problem, the “charities” engulfed in fraud and child exploitation investigations, the corrupt democrats, Spygate/Russiagate, and just about every other corrupt political event being uncovered right now, a look at patterns in this arrangement over a chronologically stated period of time makes the case that the “House of Friends” is way more than it seems.
When reading this, one must have background knowledge of the players involved, most notably George and Amal Clooney, and how they relate to Trump, Clinton, Obama, Russiagate, Pedogate, & almost every other ongoing political story. Here is a background on Clooney’s history of corruption. Here is another piece on his “Collusion” with everything that came out up to and just after the election regarding Russiagate, Spygate, McCain, Ukraine, etc. I will add these timeline of events to the list below eventually. I will also update information on her family as I find it as they are a very wealthy, politically connected family. With all that come out seemingly daily now, it needs updating almost continually. Check back for updates.
What about the other two guys? Rande Gerber is presented as Clooney’s best friend. He is currently married to Richard Gere’s ex-wife, Cindy Crawford and is Dad to family proclaimed “model of the moment” 16 year old Kaia Gerber. He is also a former Donald Trump employee. Mike Meldman, Jerry Weintraub protégé, runs “kid friendly” resorts for the ultrarich…the 1% of top 1%. He is an admitted “adult frat boy”. All of them are tied to democrat Clooney’s corruption including Russia/Obamagate, and money laundering, child trafficking and pedophila through “humanitarian efforts”. Although highly disturbing with more research needed, especially as new “charity” scandals and resignations appear almost daily now, tracing their affiliation over the past few decades with the individuals and organizations currently involved in these fraud and sex scandals reveals many disturbing patterns. Additionally, they are emblematic of the entire “globalist” party (democrats in the US, Labour in the UK, etc) in that they project onto their opponents what they are actually guilty of doing. The want to restrict speech, restrict social media information, are warmongers, hate democracy….once you see it, you cannot unsee it.
1956 Vartan Gregorian arrives in the USA from Iran attending Stanford University
1958 Gregorian completed his B.A. with honors and finished the Humanities Honors program with distinction. His senior thesis for the Humanities Honors Program was on “Toynbee and Islam.” In 1958 he was accepted as a Ph.D. candidate in history as well as in the graduate Humanities Program and became a research and teaching assistant to Professor Vucinich
1960 Gregorian marries American Claire Russell. They have three sons. One, Dareh, eventually marries Maggie Haberman of the NY Times.
May 6 1961 George Clooney born
1964 Gregorian receives dual doctorates in history and humanities from Stanford writing a dissertation entitled “Traditionalism and Modernism in Islam.”
1968 Gregorian joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he remained until 1972. He was promoted to full professorship in the Department of History and served as the Director of Special Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to 1971.Gregorian resigned in protest the Board of Trustees decision to increase student enrollment and expand the university.
1974 Gregorian joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty and was appointed Tarzian Professor of History and professor of South Asian history.
July 28 1976 Huma Abedin was born to Syed Zainul Abedin and Saleha Mahmood Abedin
Aug 5 1976 Betty Clooney dies “Clooney became ill in early July 1976 with severe brain damage while working on Jack Paar’s TV program. She died on August 5, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada from a brain aneurysm.”
1978 Augusta, KY city council named a baseball field after prominent youth coach Harold Allen
1978 Gregorian became UPenn’s twenty-third provost
1978 Frank Giustra began his career in the investment industry with Merrill Lynch
Feb 3 1978 Amal Almuddin (Alameddine) born in Beruit, Lebannon to Baria (Miknas) & Ramzi Alamuddin (Alameddine)
Nov 16 1978 NORML fundraiser with Nick Clooney & Hugh Hefner
1979 George Timothy Clooney graduated with the class of 1979 from Augusta High School in Augusta, Kentucky. In high school, he was part of the Beta Club, Drama Club, and held the position of Science Club Officer. He was on the varsity baseball and basketball teams and Prince of his Senior Prom.
1979 Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, an international luxury hotel and resort company operating 21 properties in 12 countries, owned by Hong Kong based New World Development, was founded by Caroline Rose Hunt, daughter of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt. 1980’s Giustra left Merrill Lynch to create a resources-financing group in Europe for the new firm Yorkton Securities.
1981 Gregorian becomes President of the NY Public Library
1983 Marc Rich and partner Pincus Green indicted on 65 counts of criminal tax evasion, wife fraud, racketeering, and trading with Iran during the oil embargo (at a time when Iranian revolutionaries were still holding American citizens hostage). The indictment was filed by then U.S. Federal Prosecutor Rudolph Guliani. At the time, it was the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history.
1985 Donald Trump purchased Mar-a-Lago from Dina Merrill’s mother, Marjorie Post.
1985 Live Aid benefit for charity held put together by Bob Geldof featuring the likes of U2 and Paul McCartney. It did not feature Frank Zappa who refused to attend because he believed that the money raised by Live Aid did not address the core problems facing the developing world and instead aided the developed world by providing ways to get drugs, calling the concert “the biggest cocaine money laundering scheme of all time”.
Nov 15 1985 Harold Allen, a baseball coach in Augusta, was arrested by the Augusta Police Department and charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy.
Dec 1985 Allen successfully commits suicide via hanging
Apr 22 1988 Clooney appears in Return of the Killer Tomatoes
1989 Novamedia is the creator and owner of the Postcode Lottery format. The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) was launched in 1989 to raise money for “charity”organizations that worked to created a fairer, “greener” world.
Sept 19 1989 UTA Flight 772 is Bombed over Niger en route to Paris, killing 170.
1990’s Term “Islamophobia” invented/promoted
1990 Robert Mueller takes charge of the US DOJ criminal division. One of the cases he oversaw for prosecution? The Pam Am Flight 103 Lockerbie Bombing case.
1990’s Ziad Takieddine was the manager of the Isola 2000 ski resort in Isola, Alpes-Maritimes, France
1990 Giustra becomes Presidnet of Yorkton
1991 Ramzi Alamuddin returns to Lebanon
1991 Per Gerberbars.com, Rande Gerber’s The Whisky at the Paramount opened this year.
Dec 12 1991 Cindy Crawford married Richard Gere
1992 Frank Giustra and Gary Goddard produce “Sunset Grill”
1992 Tim Blixseth, husband to Edra, gets a literal act of Congress and President Bill Clinton’s help to complete his land deal for the Yellowstone Club in Montana
Feb 25, 1992 Barry Diller unexpectedly resigns from Fox
April 1992 David Murdock Jr., son of Dole CEO David Murdock, Sr. resolved two pressing matters this year: he and Occidental Petroleum settled for $7 million a shareholder suit over Oxy’s repurchase of Murdock’s stake in the company, and he married Maria Ferrer, 36, Rosemary Clooney’s daughter and George Clooney’s cousin
1993–1994 Zbigniew Brzezinski became a volunteer advisor to the government of Ukraine, where he assisted Ukraine’s National Security Council
January 1993 The International Crisis Group was founded between former US diplomat and then-President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Morton I. Abramowitz and then future World Bank Vice-President Mark Malloch Brown on a flight to Sarajevo. George Soros was involved in discussions early on and provided seed money
1994 Discovery Land Company, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based developer and operator of exclusive but “kid friendly” private residential communities and clubs in North America, was founded by Michael Meldman. The Discovery Land Company foundation’s main focus is “funding foster-care facilities and creating programs to provide employment and encouragement for at-risk youth.”
1994 in London, a “Muslim war refugee from Serbia”, Sanela Dijana Catic arrived.
Sept 19 1994 Clooney starred in the first broadcast episode of the NBC drama ER wtih Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wylie, Eric LaSalle, and Julianna Marguiles.
Nov 1994 The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced plans for Crisis Group, while former Congressman Stephen J. Solarz toured foreign capitals to promote the new organisation and raise funds, gaining early support from Martti Ahtisaari (President of Finland), Gareth Evans (Foreign Minister of Australia) and Bernard Kouchner (founder of Médecins Sans Frontières and future French Foreign Minister)
1995 Third Point LLC was founded by Daniel Loeb
1995 Meldman’s Estancia Club opened in Scottsdale, AZ
1995 Refugee Sanela Dijana Catic, upon hearing all of her family was dead from the war in Serbia, changed her name to Diana.
1995 Giustra becomes chairman and CEO of Yorkton
1995 Comet Travel Pte Ltd, established since 1995 by Ramzi Alamuddin, is a full-fledge fast growing and friendly travel agent licensed by the Singapore Tourism Board. It is a member of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS). Their inbound agency T&M Tours Pte Ltd is our subsidiary.
1995 Clooney’s main home is in Los Angeles. He purchased the 7,354-square-foot (683.2 m2) house in 1995 through his George Guilfoyle Trust.
Apr 26 1995 The Karachi affair (Takieddine & Manafort)-The French court investigation also founded the connection of Paul Manafort, an American adviser to French presidential candidate Edouard Balladur, into this weapons trade with Pakistan. On April 26, 1995, it was reported that “8.8 million were donated to the presidential campaign of former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur from the account of CrÃ©dit du Nord, only three days after the first round of presidential elections. Based on the court’s insights, the French Police detailed Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, the former French culture minister in Balludur’s government, for questioning about the kickbacks on Agosta 90 Brave submarines deal which may have funded the Edouard Balladur’s failed 1995 presidential campaign.”
Dec 1 1995 Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere divorced.
1996 Elle Macpherson, ambassador to Bono’s RED charity, began a relationship with Arpad Busson a London-based French financier who founded & chairs ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) and raises money for Clinton charities including AIDS victims in Africa.
1996 Bill Browder founds Hermitage Capital, an “activist fund” designed to expose corporate corruption in the companies in its holdings.
1996 Huma Abedin began working as an intern in the White House assigned to First Lady Hillary Clinton
1996 Vartan Gregorian, then president of Brown University, served as acting director of the Annenberg Institute and was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). Gregorian selected Bill Ayers, who personally selected Barack Obama, to work on the board of the CAC. The mission of the CAC was to expand the Coalition of Essential Schools, a progressive education reform model, nationwide.
Jan 19 1996 U.S. release of From Dusk til Dawn co-starring Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, and Salma Hayek. It was directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by Dimension Films, and distributed by Weinstein’s Miramax Films.
Oct 18 1996 Gazprom. “Today, only the most powerful of the G-13 empires — Multigroup — remains in a strong position. Multigroup had close but murky ties with Lukanov. Multigroup president Iliya Pavlov replaced Lukanov last July as the head of TopEnergy, a joint venture with Russia’s Gazprom that is building pipelines to link Russia with the Balkans through Bulgaria.” Pipelines become very important later during the attempted coup of a sitting U.S.President.
Dec 20, 1996 U.S. release of One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer & Mae Whitman
1997 Karachi affair goes public
1997 The Radcliffe Foundation was established in 1997 by Giustra, its president. The Vancouver-based foundation “supports local and international disaster relief, economic development, and homelessness charities. The Radcliffe Foundation has contributed $30M towards the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), which works with governments and other partners to increase access medical care for HIV+ people.”
June 20 1997 Clooney’s Batman and Robin was released in the U.S. co-starring Macpherson.
July 3 1997 Gary Goddard’s pal Frank Giustra founded the Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation (doing business as Lionsgate) as an American, Canadian domiciled entertainment company.
Sept 1997 Gregorian submitted resignation letter to Brown University and assumed leadership of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Sept 26 1997 the first U. S. film release by Dreamworks, led by Jeffrey Kratzenberg, David Geffen & Steven Speilberg, titled The Peacemaker took place. It starred George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, and Sebastian Roche. Nicole Kidman was married to Scientologist Tom Cruise and her father, Anthony Kidman, died among child abuse allegations. Sebastian Roche, ex-husband of Vera Farmiga, supports CAPE.
1998 CIA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery became partner to Warren Trepp and Wayne Prim to develop and sell audio, video, and data compression software under the banner eTreppid Technologies. As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of eTreppid, Montgomery led the company’s efforts to develop the company’s software and promote it to government agencies associated with tracking terrorist activities. In 20 years, this proves a very important event.
1998 President Clinton awarded Gregorian the National Humanities Medal.
May 29 1998 Rande Gerber married Cindy Crawford
June 26 1998 U.S. release date of Out of Sight in which Clooney stars with Jennifer Lopez and Don Cheadle, produced by Danny DeVito and directed by Steven Soderbergh
July 9 1998 Tina Brown becomes chairman and part owner of a new multimedia company, in partnership with Miramax Films, that will launch a monthly magazine and produce movies, television programs and books. “It was so difficult to make the decision because of my great passion for the New Yorker,” Brown, 44, said in an interview. She said her friend Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Miramax, “was offering something the New Yorker couldn’t offer me: equity, a partnership, the ability to create a new media company.”
Dec 21 1998 Lockerbie Bombing Pan Am Flight 103. All 243 passengers and 16 crew members were killed, as were 11 residents of Lockerbie on the ground. Of the 270 total fatalities, 190 were American citizens and 43 were British citizens. Nineteen other nationalities were represented, with four or fewer passengers per country. Matthew Gannon, the Central Intelligence Agency‘s deputy station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, was sitting in Clipper Class, Pan Am’s version of business class, seat 14J.
Late 1990’s Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) was founded by Marc Collins Rector and his partner Chad Shackley. By 1999, the company was reportedly valued at $58 million and included former Walt Disney President David Neuman, Garth Ancier, David Geffen, Gary Goddard, and Bryan Singer as investors.
1999 Mike Meldman’s CordeValleValle Golf Club established in Santa Clara County, CA. Nancy Pelosi invested approximately a million dollars into the club.
Feb 1999 Jim Ritts resigned as commissioner of the LPGA to become chairman of DEN.
Feb 18 1999 George Clooney leaves “ER”
June 21 1999 Lions Gate Limited Partnership filed as a Foreign in the State of California. A foreign filing is when an existing corporate entity files in a state other than the one they originally filed in. This does not necessarily mean that they are from outside the United States. It is no longer active.
Oct 1999 Gareth Evans takes over as President of International Crisis Group
Oct 1 1999 U.S. release date of Three Kings directed by David O. Russell co-staring Mark Wahlberg. George plays Major Archie Gates, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, who trades sex for stories with a journalist.
1999 Barclay’s Roger Jenkins marries Sanela Diana Catic
Dec 1999 Steven Soderbergh & George Clooney form Section Eight (Ocean’s, Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck, Confessions of A Dangerous Mind)
Meanwhile, in Nevada, Cliven Bundy voiced concerns for President Bill Clinton establishing Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. He called it a land grab, telling the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “The terrible thing about it is there is private property, customs and lifestyles” at stake. Seems a Chinese solar company with ties to Sen. Harry Reid’s son wanted the land for an energy plant. Clinton stepped in to “protect the land federally”. As we will find with the Clintons, the enormous wealth they generated while in “public service” is a direct result of their abuse of their power through “pay to play” schemes. This is one of them.
2000 Meldman’s CordeValle Golf Club and Resort opened. This resort is one of Nancy Pelosi’s largest investments in partnership with Giustra’s Lions Gate Limited.
2000 Meldman’s Iron Horse Golf Club, a private course located in Whitefish, MT, opened. Designed by Thomas Fazio, ASGCA, the 18 hole course opened in 2000.
Feb 29 2000 DEN’s Jim Ritts named President of PRIMEDIA Broadband Video and President of Channel One. Channel One Networks is the largest source of news and information for teenagers in the United States.
May 22 2000 “Ian Schrager (of Studio 54 fame), Rival Rande Gerber Grapple in Messy Wet Bar Battle” “Wasn’t first time Schrager picked a fight with one of his golden-boy protégés…(or) sicced his lawyers on Gerber, who court papers alleged was but a “male model & a real estate broker” before Mr. Schrager gave him his break.
June 30, 2000 Clooney’s career saw the U.S. release of The Perfect Storm co-starring Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly and produced by Baltimore Pictures and Radiant Productions
Oct 5 2000 The “Bulldozer Revolution“, a movement funded partly by George Soros, swept Slobodan Milosevic from power. The LATimes reported on Soros’ role, noting the problems it would cause if he were to get too much credit for his activities. By providing lots of money to already existing but struggling groups that Soros believed to be “pro-democracy”, including the student group Otpor, Soros was able to topple that country’s government.
Oct 19 2000 U.S. release of The Coen Brothers Oh Brother Where Are That? Co-starring John Goodman and Holly Hunter and produced by Working Title Films.
Jan 20 2001 President Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich
Feb 5 2001 Arthur Andersen, Enron’s auditor, discusses whether to retain Enron as a client amid concern over Enron’s use of special partnerships to disguise debt.
Aug 2001 Eric Schmidt took over as CEO of Google
Aug 2 2001 Robert Mueller confirmed as FBI director
Aug 15 2001 Sherron Watkins, an Enron vice-president, sent an anonymous warning to Kenneth Lay, Enron chairman. She said questionable accounting practices would lead the company to “implode in a wave of accounting scandals”.
Sept 2001 Amal Alamuddin entered NYU Law School; clerks for Soros recommended & R2P supporting SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor
Oct 12 2001 Nancy Temple, an Andersen lawyer, emailed the lead partner in the Houston office to remind him of the firm’s document destruction policy. Andersen described the email as routine, other Andersen executives call it unprecedented.
Oct 16 2001 Enron reports a $618m loss, its first quarterly loss and discloses a $1.2bn reduction in shareholder equity, partly in connection with partnerships run by chief financial officer Andrew Fastow.
Oct 22 2001 Enron admits that the securities and exchange commission, the US financial watchdog, is looking at possible conflict of interest between Enron and its partnerships. Enron shares loses a fifth of their value.
Nov 9 2001 Enron agrees to be acquired by Dynegy for $9bn.
Nov 28 2001 Dynegy wants to cut its offer as Enron’s credit rating sinks to high-risk junk-bond status.
Nov 29 2001 SEC investigation is extended to cover Andersen.
Dec 1 2001 Meldman’s Mirabel Golf Club in Arizona opened.
Dec 2 2001 Enron files for bankruptcy, the biggest in US history.
Dec 3 2001 Enron lays off 4,000 employees. Many have seen their pension plans wiped out because they were full of Enron shares.
Dec 4 2001 Enron arranges a $1.5bn lifeline from major creditors to keep a skeleton operation.
Dec 7 2001 Ocean’s 11 co-starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle was released in the United States. The film was produced by Jerry Weintraub for Section Eight Productions & NPV Entertainment and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
2002 Amal Alamuddin passes the bar & works in corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell in NYC. One of her first cases? Enron/Arthur Andersen.
2002 George Soros and Morton Halperin established the Center for American Progress (CAP) and put John Podesta in charge. This same year, Clooney purchased his Lake Como home from John and Teresa Kerry for about $10 million. During the 20th century, the Villa was sold to American owners, the last of which was the family of Ketchup billionaire John Heinz.
2002 Rande Gerber’s affinity for co-ed public bathrooms. One concept “on which (Gerber) won’t budge: the communal bathroom “There’s nothing dirty about it being co-ed,” he says. “It’s another place for men and women to meet.”
Jan 2002 James Comey becomes the US attorney for the SDNY
Jan 9 2002 The justice department opens a criminal investigation of Enron.
Jan 10 2002 Andersen admits employees disposed of Enron documents. The White House reveals that Lay called US treasury secretary Paul O’Neill and commerce secretary Don Evans about Enron’s financial problems in October.
Jan 17 2002 Enron fires Andersen blaming the auditor for destroying Enron documents. Remember during this time Amal worked this case while at Sullivan & Cromwell. She is very familiar with Comey, Mueller, Weismann, Wray, etc.
March 14 2002 Former Enron auditor Arthur Andersen indicted for obstruction of justice.
Aug 31 2002 Arthur Andersen surrenders licence to practice in US. 85,000 people lose their jobs.
Nov 29 2002 U.S. release of Solaris co-starring Natasha McElhone, produced by Lightstorm Entertainment, directed by Steven Soderbergh
Dec 31 2002 Clooney makes his directorial debut with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which is about the life of game show host turned CIA operative Chuck Barris. In December 2000, Ben Stiller was “in discussions to star as Chuck Barris, with (known pedophile) Bryan Singer directing and Clooney still aboard.” The movie was financed by future #metoo participant Harvey Weinstein “Clooney explained, ‘I thought if I came on board as a director, for scale, and was able to bring everybody else on inexpensively, if I could get the film back down to $30 million, then I was going to be able to get the film made. That was a big part of my pitch to Harvey Weinstein at Miramax’.”
2003 The Clintons cozied up to the corrupt Azerbijian administration as they heavily backed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. Former US Ambassador Richard Morningstar— “The Clinton administration wanted to peel away the countries in the Caucuses from Russian influence, help develop Caspian oil (which Clinton thought was important for global supplies), and head off potential pipeline connections through Iran. The US government provided financing options and heavy political support to get the pipeline built. ” Also, by end of 2002, Bill Clinton had taken at least 26 flights to Jeffrey Epstein’s private island on the “Lolita Express”.
2003 Roger Jenkins and his team set up a shell company co-owned by Barclays and the US bank Wachovia, Augustus Funding LLC, which was “incorporated in Delaware but also had a London address and British directors. Although the company had no employees, products or customers, in 2004, it registered pretax profits of $317 million from assets such as Danish mortgage securities and U.S. Treasuries, on which it paid UK taxes of $94 million.”
2003 The “Saudi Border Guards Development Project”, codenamed “Miksa”, was a contract estimated to be worth 7 billion euros for the supply by French companies of technology and material to ensure the security of Saudi Arabia’s national borders. The contract included the supply of aircraft, helicopters, radars and highly-sophisticated communications systems. In the end, the payments were never made. It was intended that Ziad Takieddine would receive 350 million euros in secret commission payments from the contract. These payments were to be made, under the authority of Nicolas Sarkozy, then French interior minister, via a company controlled by the interior ministry, called Civipol, joined to a contract between Civipoland and an offshore company based in Gibralter, called Blue Planet Ltd , which is a “sustainability” company that deals with “carbon capturing”
2003 Gaddafi accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and paid compensation to the families of the victims, although he maintained that he had never given the order for the attack
Feb 2003 James Comey lead prosecutor in Martha Stewart case
Mar 7 2003 Ilya Pavlov shot outside his office with a single bullet to the heart by a sniper and died instantly.
Oct 10 2003 U. S. release of Intolerable Cruelty co-starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Richard Jenkins, Billy Bob Thorton, produced by Imagine Entertainment, and directed by the Coen Brothers
Dec 2003 Comey becomes US Deputy Attorney General
2004 President George W. Bush awarded Gregorian the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civil award.
2004 First documented meeting between Soros and Obama
2004 Yulia Tymoshenko, who teamed up with Viktor Pinchuk in the mid 1990’s, founded Commonwealth, a firm that imported much-needed natural gas from the energy-rich Central Asian states to Ukraine. She later became Prime Minister to Viktor Yushcenko.
2004 Amal Clooney works for the International Court of Justice where she worked under Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt who eventually became the Arab League chief where he urged Arab countries to take a “’firm stand’ against Israel’s demand for Palestinians to recognize it as a Jewish State. Elaraby also supported the overthrow of Mubarak in lieu of the Muslim Brotherhood backed Morsi, and normalized relations with Iran because, according to him, “Iran is not the enemy.”
2004 a Meldman resort was under fire for environmental abuses. A group of students at Tom Steyer’s alma mater, Yale University, questioned the institution’s involvement with Farallon Capital Management, a firm founded by Steyer, which cites Meldman’s Cordevalle golf course as an investment. Farallon owns a luxury course that is a habitat for 2 threatened species, the California tiger salamander & the Western pond turtle. Cordevalle agreed to construct ponds to protect the species. However, in 2002, the Santa Clara County Planning Commission discovered Cordevalle had failed to do so. Tom Steyer is also a big supporter of children’s “charities” through the Clinton Foundation and suffers from Trump Derangement Impeachment Syndrome.
2004 With no political background or credentials, Nick Clooney runs for Congress as a Democrat in his heavily red district with the majority of his fundraising coming from outside sources (Hollywood).
2004 Along with Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jamblatt, who attends the Clooney wedding in 2014, Rafic Hariri stood against what he called Syria’s “occupation” of Lebanon and was a fierce critic of Syrian president Bashar Al Asaad. Because of this, many Lebanese believed Assad ordered Hariri’s assassination to prevent his election to a third term preferring to extend the then current term of Lebanese President Emile Lahoud who aligned with Hezbollah and Syria.
2004 Charles Rivkin served as an at large CA delegate for Sen John Kerry at the DNC His brother Robert S. Rivkin is Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago and served as the 21st General Counsel of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) under President Barack Obama; his brother’s wife, Cindy S. Moelis, was appointed director of the Presidential Commission on White House Fellows. His aunt, Joanne H. Alter, was the first woman to be elected to a countywide office in the metropolitan Chicago area. His cousin, Jonathan Alter, is an award-winning author and NBC correspondent; and his cousin Jamie Alter Lynton, the wife of former Sony Executive Michael Lynton (who was chairman and CEO during the Sony Hack), is one of California’s biggest political fundraisers.
Jan 2004 Jeffrey Skoll founded Participant Media “focused on films in six areas – the environment, health care, human rights, institutional responsibility, peace and tolerance, and social and economic justice…in some cases, the studio has spent years creating positive word-of-mouth with advocacy groups, which are often encouraged to use the film to push their own agendas. At the same time, the company began to implement an environmentally friendly strategy: Syriana was the company’s first carbon-neutral production, and the company created carbon offsets for the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Actor George Clooney, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in March 2006 for his role in the company’s geopoliticalthriller film Syriana (2005). The company announced in March 2005 that it would executive co-produce the Warner Bros. drama film Good Night, and Good Luck The company had a very successful 2005 awards season, with eleven Academy Award nominations and one win.Good Night, and Good Luck garnered six nominations, including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Director (George Clooney), Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (David Strathairn) and Best Original Screenplay. Syriana was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Clooney) and Best Original Screenplay.But of the eleven nominations, only George Clooney won”
Feb 12 2004 Jim Ritts, the president and CEO of Channel One News (formerly of DEN), “is out. In a move that shakes the company to its core, Channel One did not offer any explanation or reason for his departure.”
Later that year, Canadian mining magnate and Lionsgate co-founder Frank Giustra created a company to invest in uranium mining called UrAsia Energy Ltd.
May 4 2004 CAP launched David Brock’s Media Matters which deals mostly with news and works in conjunction with Jeffrey Skoll’s Participant Media on the movie side to spin events to fit their “social justice” mantras.
May 4 2004 Bono’s ONE campaign was launched. It “mobilizes and organizes its supporters into a lobbying force that pressures world leaders to implement policies that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and benefit those who live in conditions of extreme poverty around the globe”. ONE was founded by 11 organizations: Bread for the World, CARE, DATA, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Plan USA, Save the Children U.S., World Concern, and World Vision. The ONE campaign is centered heavily on the UN’s Agenda 21 “Sustainable Development Goals for 2030”. Like any “global” movement to undermine individual rights and sovereignty, anyone who wanted out of this was deemed a “right wing conspiracy theorist”; however, even democrats saw it for what it is. This, especially the “humanitarian organizations” involved, as well as the specific spokespeople, become very important much later in regards to the Clooney Foundation for “Justice” and the sex abuse revelations that come to light in alarming numbers after Trump’s election victory over Clinton.
July 14 2004 the “Save Darfur Coalition” was founded at the Darfur Emergency Summit at CUNY Graduate Center in NYC. Presidential candidates John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton issued a joint statement “demanding an end to the violence in Darfur and pledging to pursue this goal with unstinting resolve once elected.”
Dec 10 2004 U.S. release of Ocean’s Twelve co-starring Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Cheadle and Julia Roberts. Produced by Jerry Weintraub for Section Eight Productions. Directed by Steven Soderbergh
2005 Diane Weyermann joined Participant Media as executive vice president of documentary films, including Darfur Now. For seven years, Weyermann was the director of the Open Society Institute New York’s arts and culture program.
2005 Franz Humer, chairman of the Chairman of the Board of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children… (recognize any Clooney pals here? Branson, Humer)…joins Diageo as Chairman.
The dark side of the ICMEC network is beyond disturbing…and look who all is involved with it.
2005 UrAsia Energy Ltd paid $75 million for a 30-percent stake in a Kazakhy uranium mine to Jeffcott Group Ltd., a privately-held company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. It also paid $350 million for a 70-percent stake in two other Kazakhy uranium mines to oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov.
2005 Goldcorp absorbed Wheaton River Minerals because as the price of gold rose, Ian Telfer, a “mine entrepreneur…turned an insignificant shell company into a billion dollar gold producer.”
2005 The Radcliffe Foundation began supporting the International Crisis Group With the support of Giustra, who sits on the executive committee, and contributions that total $10 million, the International Crisis Group becomes a leading “independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.”
2005 In 2005, the success of the Postcode Lottery in the Netherlands prompted Novamedia to launch two more lotteries abroad – the Svenska PostkodLotteriet in Sweden and the People’s Postcode Lottery in Great Britain. Goodwill “Ambassadors”…same cast of characters…. “Leonardo DiCapiro, Clooney, Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson, Mohammed Yunus, Tony Blair, Emma Thompson, Robin Wright”
Jan 2005 Giustra meets Bill Clinton at “a fundraiser for tsunami victims at Mr. Giustra’s Vancouver home.”
Jan 7 2005 US Supreme Court agrees to consider overturning Arthur Andersen conviction.
Jan 30 2005 Tom Steyer’s Farallon Capital Management wanted out of Meldman’s CordeValle
Feb 12 2005 Jim Ritts, the president and CEO of Channel One News, “is out. In a move that shakes the company to its core, Channel One did not offer any explanation or reason for his departure.”
Feb 14 2005 Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq and 22 others killed in a targeted hit
March 2005 Clooney and Gerber attempted their first shot at joint casino ownership in Vegas. The Las Ramblas Resort announced a $2 billion joint project between Centra Properties and The Related Companies. Clooney & Gerber signed on to invest in August 2005 by which time cost had increased to $3 billion. The Related Companies happens to be owned by Steve Ross who at one time was in the USFL business with Donald Trump.
June 2005 Elle Macpherson and Busson separated
June 22 2005 Weeks after Sarkozy’s re-appointment as French interior minister, his Libyan counterpart wrote to congratulate him. In his letter to Sarkozy, Libyan Minister for Public Security, Nasr al-Mabrouk Abdullah, whose official title was Secretary of the Popular Committees and National Security, expressed his “wish to establish a serious cooperation in all the fields of security” and his “will to meet you as quickly as possible, in Paris or Tripoli”. Within months, Takieddine began preparing meetings with the Tripoli regime for the negotiation of commercial contracts
Aug 2005 Giustra’s company UrAsia Energy sends engineering consultants to Kazakhstan which is home to about 20 percent of the world’s uranium supply.
Aug 2005 Comey ends tenure as US Deputy Attorney General to become general counsel and Senior VP of Lockheed Martin
Aug 29 2005 “Actor George Clooney and nightclub developer Rande Gerber have signed on to invest in a previously announced hotel and condo project on Harmon Avenue between Koval Lane and Paradise Road…The $3 billion Las Ramblas (named after a long promenade in the heart of Barcelona, Spain) project, the largest and most expensive project to date in the rapidly-growing Harmon and Koval corridor, also will include a casino as well as a spa, health club, dining and shopping…Centra is owned by Las Vegas developers Kenny Sullivan and Jim Stuart, who are developing the project with the Las Vegas arm of Related Cos. of New York. Related is known for building mixed-use urban developments such as Time Warner Center in New York and CityPlace in West Palm Beach…Gerber and Clooney are “personally investing a significant amount of money” in the project and are also buying condos there, the developers said. They wouldn’t specifically disclose that investment.”
Aug 30 2005 Clooney Rolls the Dice on Las Vegas “I could end up just losing my shirt on this whole thing, but these guys are pretty good at what they do,” Clooney told The Associated Press. “It’s going to be an adventure.”
Sept 6 2005 Bill Clinton arrived in Kazakhstan on billionaire Ron Burkle’s plane affectionately nicknamed “Air Fuck One”.
Sept 6 2005 Giustra flies former President Clinton on his private jet for stops in three nations. The stops are all part of Clinton Foundation work to grant cheaper access to AIDS drugs. The first stop on the tour, said to be “arranged hastily,” is Kazakhstan. It will be Clinton’s only post-presidential visit to the country… Also during their one-night stay in Kazakhstan, Frank Giustra tells President Nazarbayev he is seeking a business relationship with Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium mining company. President Nazarbayev replies, “Very good, go to it.”
Sept 6 2005 Takieddine sent a “confidential” note to Claude Guéant headed “Visit of the Minister, October 6th 2005” in which he detailed the agenda for Sarkozy’s planned visit to Libya. Apart from political matters to be discussed with the Libyans, on the subjects of terrorism, immigration and the situation in North Africa, progressing with the contracts – systems for border protection, identity cards and passports – was a high priority. Takieddine urged that Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit should be preceded by a preparatory visit by his chief-of-staff Guéant, one which was “of extreme importance”.
Sept 7 2005 Clinton and Giustra leave Kazakhstan on Giustra’s private jet.
Sept 8 2005 Frank Giustra’s UrAsia Energy Ltd. signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with Kazatomprom worth $450 million. The New York Times reports that “UrAsia went from a second-tier shell company to leading uranium producer overnight. One uranium industry expert tells the Times the selection of UrAsia for the deal is a “mystery.” Not when you are best friends with the Clintons.
Sept 14-16 2005 At he UN World Summit, the UN adopted the “Responsibility to Protect” humanitarian intervention as official UN doctrine. It’s beta test? Darfur.
Sept 22 2005 Takieddine sent by fax a letter to an official of the Gaddafi regime “confirming the visit, planned for September 30th, of three directors of the French defense electronics and communications systems company Sagem. The object of their visit was to sell to the Libyans a system for making passports and biometric identity cards”, a contract that was to be engaged “under the supervision of the French Minister of the Interior”, Nicolas Sarkozy. On the same day, Takieddine sent a note to Claude Guéant organizing the latter’s imminent visit to Libya in preparation for an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy. On the agenda were a series of arms contracts, which would in theory normally be managed by the French defense ministry and not by the Ministry of the Interior, then headed by Sarkozy.
Oct 7 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck released in the U.S. The film portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, especially relating to the anti-Communist Senator’s actions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. It was produced by Clooney’s Section Eight Productions and Participant Media
Oct 27 2005 , George Clooney popped onto the Channel One set to pitch his latest movie, Good Night and Good Luck.
Nov 2005 Bill Browder blacklisted by Russian authorities because he represented a security risk
Nov 2005 UrAsia Energy Ltd. paid $75 million for a 30-percent stake in a Kazakhy uranium mine to Jeffcott Group Ltd., a privately-held company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. It also paid $350,000 million for a 70-percent stake in two other Kazakhy uranium mines to oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov. In November 2005, UrAsia’s initial public offering was listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange at a value of more than Can$500 million. In 2007, Giustra sold UrAsia to sxr Uranium One Ltd. in a $3.7- billion reverse merger; the directors of UrAsia received $4 million in stock options each.
Nov 11 2005 Zamanbek Nurkadilov, a former Mayor of Almaty who joined an opposition party and threatened to publish documents proving government “high level” corruption in President Nazarbayev’s administration, is found dead. He was shot three times, twice in the chest and once in the head. The government rules his death a suicide.
Nov 20 2005 Syraina released; the screenplay “is loosely adapted from Robert Baer‘s memoir See NoEvil. The film focuses on petroleum politics and the global influence of the oil industry, whose political, economic, legal, and social effects are experienced by a Central Intelligence Agency operative (George Clooney), an energy analyst (Matt Damon), a Washington, D.C. attorney (Jeffrey Wright), and a young unemployed Pakistani migrant worker (Mazhar Munir) in an Arab state in the Persian Gulf”
Dec 2005 Nursultan Nazarbayev won another 7-year term as President with 91 percent of the vote. Mr. Clinton congratulated Nazarbayev on the win in a letter which states, “Recognizing that your work has received an excellent grade is one of the most important rewards in life.”
Dec 13 2005 Amal Alamuddin became part of a United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon, housed at the Atlantic Council, which was established to prosecute those responsible for the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri. one of the executive committee members for the STL was George Soros. Amal’s uncle Lebanese Arms dealer Ziad Takieddine did business with Hariri through France in a deal that went awry and ended up with Hariri dead.
2006 Julian Assange, future Amal Clooney client, established Wikileaks.
2006 Jared Cohen, a future co-worker of Amal’s, published One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide
2006 Clinton’s State Department “gave the green light to sell $630 million worth of arms to Bahrain’s military — a huge increase from $219 million worth of weapons the United States sold to the country between 2006-2008. ” A June 23 email from Clinton Foundation executive Doug Brand calls Crown Prince Salman “a good friend of ours”. Another email 2 days later has Huma Abedin contacting Brand to offer Salma a 10AM meeting with Clinton.
2006 Early 2006 Giustra makes a $31.3 million donation to the Clinton Foundation. The donation is kept secret until December 2007.
2006 Clooney signed a lucrative deal with Nespresso
2006 Clooney says doesn’t know if he believes in Heaven or God
2006 Diana Jenkins introduced her husband to Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, chairmen of the Qatar Investment Authority. Sanela Diana Ćatić was a friend of the Sheikh’s wife.
2006 Meldman’s CordeValle LP was founded
2006 the Idaho office of the International Rescue Committee in Idaho for which George and Amal Clooney will later become the UN representatives.
2006 Meldman’s Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club opened (the golf course) in Cashiers, NC, and Tim & Edra Blixseth of Yellowstone Club in Montana partnered with computer software designer Dennis Montgomery to sell software they claimed could recognize patterns and objects hidden in video streams.
2006 “Six foreign health (Bulgarian) workers jailed in Libya for years on charges of deliberately infecting children with the AIDS virus were convicted and sentenced to death”. Gadhafi, who had been trying to refashion his image in the west, had his government ask Bulgaria to pay compensation to the children’s families. Sofia rejected the idea as indication of an admission of the nurses’ guilt.
Jan 2006 NY Times reports Comey refuses to certify the legality of the central aspects of the NSA program
Feb 13 2006 reef defenders in the Bahamas sue over Meldman’s mega-resort . The developer sees Baker’s Bay as model for sensitive construction on fragile islands. Amazing how much the billionaire “green” crowd preaches to us about the environment while ruining it for their billionaire golf clubs is just fine, at least for Meldman and Steyer.
Mar 29 2006 Las Ramblas announced it was no longer accepting reservations. It was under contract to be purchased by Edge Resorts Group.
Apr 2006 Nick and George Clooney travel to Darfur
Apr 2006 Takieddine introduced the French electronics firm i2e, which specialized in electronic warfare technology, to the Gaddafi’s regime. The aim was to sell the Libyans a communications encryption system. The documents prepared for the Libyans by i2e “boasted of the firm’s ability to counter-act the covert US-led global surveillance and communications interception system, Echelon”. In this deal, Takieddine received two commission payments from i2e between 2007 and 2008. One, to the value of 2.4 million euros was paid to the arms dealer’s holding company Como, and the other, to the value of 2.07 million euros, was paid to another of his companies, Tristar, amounting to a total of almost 4.5 million euros. The commissions were paid despite the fact that such payments had become illegal in France as of the year 2000.
Apr 4 2006 Brad Pitt (supposedly) Backed Out on Clooney’s Las Ramblas Resort.
April 27 2006 “Save Darfur” rally in Chicago; first joint appearance of Clooney & Obama; Darfur first “test” of R2P
Apr 30 2006 Clooney and Grant Hezlov’s Section Eight Productions Syrianna received 15th annual media award from the Muslim Public Affairs Council for its positive portrayal of Muslims
May 5 2006 as Clooney’s casino folded, John Katsilometes talked to The Donald about the rush of buyers for his condos.
June 4 2006 the Las Ramblas property was officially sold to Edge Resorts for $202 million; Clooney said he would donate his profits from the sale to African Debt Relief Project. No word if he did or if, as is now the known Democrat way, he donated it to his own charity to launder it back to himself. Construction was to have begun in September of 2006.
July 1 2006 Frank Giustra becomes of trustee of the International Crisis Group
July 11 2006 Clooney & Hezlov found SmokeHouse Pictures; long term production deal with Warner Brothers; produce mostly Clooney films
Aug 6 2006 “Gander on the Rocks” “George Clooney comes through on a regular basis”.
Sept 2006 Construction on Las Ramblas was scheduled to begin
Sept 2006 Giustra “co-produces” former President Clinton’s star-studded 60th birthday gala, an event which eventually raises $21 million for the Clinton Foundation.
Oct 2006 Jeff Skoll from Participant Media co-produced Darfur Now moderated by Melody Barnes, Executive Vice President for Policy for the Center for American Progress. Clooney made an appearance in the film.
Oct 2006 Clooney received American Cinematheque Award for “a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures”
Nov 1 2006 Rande Gerber was tapped by Giorgio Armani to redevelop his Armani Cafes nationwide and by Donald Trump to transform Trump Parc on Central Park, now Whiskey Park.
Dec 13 2006 George Clooney campaigns in Egypt, China With him? David Pressman, “a human rights lawyer and former aide to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright” of David Boies law firm
Dec 15 2006 U.S. release of The Good German Set in Berlin following the Allied victory over the Nazis, it begins as a murder mystery but weaves in elements involving the American postwar employment of Nazi rocket scientists in Operation Paperclip. Co-starring Cate Blanchett & Tobey Maguire, produced by Section Eight, and directed by Steven Soderbergh
2007 Whiskey Park was deemed “the triumphant collaboration of two modern day icons: international hotel-bar titan, Rande Gerber and global real estate tycoon, Donald Trump.”
2007 Clooney’s “Enough” project was co-founded by CAP and the Internaional Crisis Group and was chaired by John Podesta. Its stated mission is “to end genocide and crimes against humanity. The Enough Project conducts research in several conflict areas in Africa including Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and the areas controlled by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The Enough Project facilitates several campaigns and initiatives which work to bring attention to these crises, including The Sentry, Raise Hope for Congo, and the Satellite Sentinel Project.” Javier Bardem, Kristen Bell, Don Cheadle, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Gosling, Mia Farrow, Chris Meloni, Robin Wright, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Allison Janney, Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, Juliana Marguiles, Martin Sheen and Jeffery Wright are many of the members. Three of it’s “fellows” are Ashley Judd, Mia Farrow, and Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico. .
2007 Meldman’s Gozzer Ranch & Lake Club opened in Idaho
2007 George Clooney became an OMEGA ambassador
2007 Seth Blixseth and (Cliven Bundy) attorney Larry Klayman provided WND “evidence of a series of questionable loans/various financing attempts to gain ownership of the Yellowstone Club at prices deeply under market undertaken by Edra Blixseth, beginning in June 2007. The transactions resulted in millions of dollars of defaulted loans. Meanwhile, Blixseth, Burkle, various hedge fund investors and Credit Suisse ended up
owning the Yellowstone Club for under $10 million. “Some of the loan documents, Edra Blixseth used to commit this massive fraud or so grossly false on their face for tens of millions of dollars, that it makes the Edra Blixseth case appear to be a cover-up resulting from rank cronyism or worse,” Flynn said. Flynn told WND his office provided the Obama-appointed Montana U.S. Attorney with documentary evidence proving that while Edra Blixseth was signing perjured loan documents with banks, she was contemporaneously signing sealed affidavits in her divorce reciting the opposite of what she was stating to the banks – in both instances to obtain millions of dollars in her divorce and tens of millions from the banks. “Tens of millions of dollars of the Edra Blixseth loans have never been paid to creditors or accounted for,” Flynn said. “Burke and Sam Byrne of the Boston-based hedge fund CrossHarbor Capital Parthers have ended up with $800 million in Blixseth assets, while the Democratic bankruptcy judge has swept all the documentary evidence under the rug. Judge Kirscher has discharged Edra Blixseth, and the Holder/Breuer DOJ has quashed all criminal investigation as ‘off limits.’
2007 Viktor Pinchuk made his first donation to the CGI in the amount of $5 million dollars.
2007 Six foreign health (Bulgarian) workers jailed in Libya for years on charges of deliberately infecting children with the AIDS virus had their verdicts overturned. A spokesman for the Libyan children’s families, Idriss Lagha, said that the families had withdrawn their demand for execution after receiving compensation payments, and the six accused “committed, in writing, not to pursue the Libyan state for the eight years they have spent in prison.” Amal’s uncle was at the center of these secret negotiations between the Gaddafi regime and the newly-elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s chief-of-staff, Claude Guéant, who “sought Takieddine’s
corrections and validation of two letters prepared by Guéant regarding the return of the nurses to Bulgaria which Takieddine was to pass on to the Libyan dictator’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi”. Takieddine recounted the results of his meeting with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Senussi, husband of Qaddafi’s sister in law and his intelligence chief, as the aim of the talks was to “obtain agreement from the Libyan regime on the plan
mapped out by US law firm Patton Boggs for the payment of indemnities to the families of the children allegedly infected with HIV by the Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian medic.” Patton Boggs eventually enters into a “strategic relationship with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney, in 2017. Squire Patton Boggs paid Cohen a retainer and allowed him to use the firm’s office in exchange for helping the firm to land lobbying clients. The firm terminated its relationship with Cohen in March 2018, and its New York office was raided by the FBI shortly thereafter as part of an investigation of Cohen’s business dealings”. Amal Clooney comes to represent Senussi and Qaddafi.
2007 Members of the French President Chirac’s administration — including future President Sarkozy’s team — helped Amal’s uncle Ziad Takieddine “win contracts with the Libyan regime,” then under the control of Qaddafi. In addition, Takieddine had an alleged role in a reported transfer of 50 million euros from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign
2007 “When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the ‘Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,’ the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.”
Feb 2007 Uranium One, a South African mining company, bought UrAsia Energy Ltd. for $3.1 billion. The head of Kazatomprom had a private, 3-hour meeting with Bill Clinton at Clinton’s New York home to discuss a forthcoming business deal arranged by Frank Giustra. When asked about the meeting by the New York Times, Giustra denied it happened or that he arranged it. When it is pointed out that Moukhtar Dzhakishev, president of Kazatomprom, has a photo with Mr. Clinton taken inside his home during the meeting, Giustra does an about face. Similarly, a spokesman for Clinton initially denies the meeting took place, then issues a “correction” acknowledging it did.
Mar 2007 Dogu Perincek, a Turkish political activist, was found guilty of racial discrimination by a Swiss district court in Lausanne after calling the Armenian Genocide “a great lie”.
Mar 5 2007 COSTLY RED CAMPAIGN REAPS MEAGER $18 MILLION Bono & Co. Spend up to $100 Million on Marketing, Incur Watchdogs’ Wrath
May 1 2007 Darfur Activists Pressure Investors to Divest; Lundin Group was one pressured
June 2007 First phase of Las Ramblas was scheduled to open this month.
June 2007 Baria Alamuddin appears on Frost Over the World to offer her opinions on Syria
June 2007 when Giustra stepped down as chairman of Endeavour Financial “to pursue his philanthropic interests”, he became Endeavour’s exclusive financial adviser.
June 2007 Giustra joined with U.S. President Bill Clinton, in a partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation, private sector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs. CGSGI aims to alleviate poverty in the developing world in partnership with the global mining community. Giustra committed $USD 100 million plus half of what he earns in the resource industry for the rest of his life. Carlos Slim Helú, the Mexican businessman and one of the richest men in the world, made a matching contribution.
June 10 2007 Lebanon attempted to push back against this Tribunal. In 2007, the Speaker refused to convene Parliament to ratify the agreement, so the UN forced its way into the “agreement” via the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1757. According to the resolution, “the agreement
(attached as an annex) would enter into force on June 10, 2007, unless Lebanon informed the United Nations that it complied with the legal requirements for its entry into force before that date. The political stalemate did not resolve itself, and the Agreement therefore came into force on 10 June 2007”, thus negating Lebanese sovereignty setting precedent for future cases.
June 25 2007
Date 2007-06-25 11:18:08
“French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his foreign minister Bernard Kouchner have made Darfur a high priority amid concern for the instability
spreading to neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic, two
French allies in the region.
The US administration is facing an increasingly vocal rights movement with Hollywood stars George Clooney and Angelina Jolie using their celebrity status to raise public awareness about the plight of Darfur’s refugees.
Pressure is also mounting on China ahead of the 2008 Olympics to improve its human rights record, spearheaded by activists who accuse Beijing, Sudan’s biggest oil importer, of helping Khartoum bankroll some of the atrocities in Darfur.”
July 2007 Giustra and Clinton toured seven countries in Africa overseeing the work of the William J. Clinton Foundation in Giustra’s corporate MD-87 jet
July 5 2007 the Casamigos business partner of “Mr. Environment” Clooney is accused of yet MORE “green” hypocrisy when “The Bahamas National Trust’s decision to accept money from Baker’s Bay is ‘entirely hypocritical,’ and is tantamount to the country’s lead environmental agency ignoring the ‘serious’ environmental concerns raised by the Save Guana Cay Reef Association“. Virtue signaling in poilitics has made Mr. Clooney and his pals very, very rich.
July 24 2007 President Sarkozy officially announced that French and European representatives had obtained the extradition of the prisoners, including the Palestinian doctor, who had been granted Bulgarian citizenship a month earlier. They left Libya on a French government plane, with the EU’s external affairs commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and the former wife of the French President, Cécilia Sarkozy. The nurses were eventually pardoned by the President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov
Oct 5 2007 U.S. release of Michael Clayton, a film that “chronicles the attempts by attorney Michael Clayton to cope with a colleague’s apparent mental breakdown and the corruption and intrigue surrounding a major client of his law firm being sued in a class action case over the effects of toxic agrochemicals” produced by Section Eight Productions and co-starring Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack
Nov 2007 Giustra oversaw the merger between Petro Rubiales and Pacific Stratus, creating Petro Rubiales Energy Corporation. The parent company of Endeavour Financial was Endeavour Mining Capital, which was then led by Frank Holmes. At the time of the merger, Petro Rubiales was described by Newswire as a “Canadian-based company and producer of heavy crude oil” and “owner of 100 percent of Meta Petroleum Limited, a Colombian oil and gas operator which operates the Rubiales and Piriri oil fields in the Llanos Basin in association with Ecopetrol S.A. the Colombian, state-owned oil company. The Company [was] focused on identifying opportunities primarily within the eastern Llanos Basin of Colombia.” According to a 2007 article in The Globe and Mail, in that year Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp purchased a controlling share in the Rubiales oil fields for $250 million. Through the deal, Colombia’s state oil company, Ecopetrol SA became a partner with Pacific Rubiales. By 2007 Pacific Rubiales was trading on the TSX.
2008 Google helped launch a NGA spy satellite, the GeoEye-1, into space. Google shares the photographs from the satellite with the US military and intelligence communities. Don’t forget Clooney is in the spy satellite business, too. It just so happens that his “Not On Our Watch” organization was founded at this time as Bono’s ONE merged with DATA which had on it’s board Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.
2008 Not on Our Watch founded “Not on Our Watch is a nongovernmental, international relief and humanitarian aid organization based in the United States. The organization was established by Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub in 2008, to bring global attention to human rights violations in Darfur and beyond, while providing resources to assist in putting an end to mass atrocities around the world. The organization has its roots in the book, Not On Our Watch, written by Don Cheadle and human rights activist John Prendergast, who is also a board member and serves as the organization’s Strategic Advisor. Not On Our Watch Project enlists the support of artists, activists, and cultural leaders to raise awareness of its activities while partnering directly with the Satellite Sentinel Project, co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast.” As of Feb 2019, this NGO is defunct replaced by The Sentry.
2008 Mohammed Nasheed becomes the Maldavian Democrat Party candidate endorsed by four opposition parties including including the Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-financed Salafist Adhaalath (Justice) Party. Adhaalath is an ideological partner of the Muslim Brotherhoods of Egypt and Syria.
2008 Up in the Air released; co-produced by Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine, a close relative of Amal. Stan Rosenfiel, Clooney publicist, confirms Clooney and Huma Abedin met during this time but were not dating.
2008 Sergei Magnitsky detained on suspicion of aiding tax evasion.
2008 Juleanna Grover Glover was a senior advisor in Senator John McCain’s Presidential Campaign
2008 the Interior Board of Land Appeals heard Cliven Bundy’s appeal of the BLM’s cancellation of his range improvement authorizations and affirms the BLM’s decision.
Between 2007 and 2009 CrossHarbor became the largest property owner and developer within the Big Sky, MT-based Yellowstone Club. In 2009 CrossHarbor made headlines as the successful stalking horse bidder for the bankrupt Yellowstone Club to protect the firm’s extensive existing real estate investments in the Club. The Yellowstone Club, renowned for its list of billionaire membership list, emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2009 and has remained under CrossHarbor management with minority partner Discovery Land Company despite a series of lawsuits linked to the Club’s former owners Edra and Tim Blixseth. After emerging from bankruptcy protection under CrossHarbor’s ownership, the Yellowstone Club reported more than $100 million in new property and development sales
2008 Baker Hostetler first represented Hermitage Capital which is controlled by London-based William Browder
2008 Prevezon changes ownership to Denis Katsyv, the 38-year old son of the vice president of Russian Railways and former Transportation Minister of the Moscow Region former Transportation Minister of the Moscow Region in Russia Petr Katsyv.
2008 Charles Rivkin served as an at large CA delegate for Obama at the DNC, was cochair for his pres campaign and one of his top fundraisers
Jan 2008 Participant Media joined and made a financial contribution to a $100 million United Nations-sponsored fund which would provide backing for films which combatted religious, ethnic, racial, and other stereotypes. Fueling the company’s expansion was the creation of a $250 million fund with Imagination, a start-up film studio based in the United Arab Emirates which is a division of the Abu Dhabi Media Company.
Jan 2008 Takieddine took on the role of unofficial spokesman for Sarkozy with Syria. In a report on his meeting held with Syrian officials during a visit to Damascus on January 1st 2008, Takieddine wrote that “the object of his visit could be ‘summed up’ as intending ‘to signify to Syrian officials the bitterness of President Sarkozy regarding the failure of successive initiatives begun by France. This bitterness is as strong as the hopes and confidence the President had had in Syria’s credibility’.” His report made clear that Takieddine spoke in Sarkozy’s name: “President Sarkozy would like there to be no ambiguity. He absolutely wants a President of the Republic of Lebanon to be elected. He would like to elect [sic] a consensual President chosen by all the Lebanese. He also hopes that this President of the Republic could be a man of stature and a man without animosity towards Syria, who would be approved by the Syrians and their allies.” He then commented: “This is the position of France”.
Jan 19 2008
Date 2008-01-19 06:35:19
Open Letter to Actor George Clooney – UN Messenger of Peace
January 19, 2008.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is a well
armed insurgent group established to right the injustice and neglect
inflicted on the people of the Niger Delta region from over five decades
of oil exploration and exploitation.
MEND wishes to draw your attention to the unrest in this oil rich region
of Nigeria which is gradually building up to a crisis that will make
Darfur an adjective for child*s play. The way forward is the unconditional release of Henry Okah, a youth leader and peace activist who is currently being held on trumped up charges in Angola.
Jan 31 2008 Clooney was named a UN Messenger of Peace
Feb 12 2008 In a report entitled “The Substance”, Takieddine presented the French presidency with a plan to give Syria an image of respectability. He wrote: “The latest statements have created a situation which leads to believe that there is an ambiguity about France’s position, notably through the repeated interventions of the [French] Minister of Foreign Affairs [Bernard Kouchner-co-founder of “Doctors Without Borders, big supporter of regime change in Syria, eventually named to Clooney’s Aurora Prize selection committee] which could be subject to interpretations that put in doubt the moves made with Syria”. Among the “plans of action” relayed by Takieddine were an “agreement with France, on a proposition by France, for the supply of civil nuclear energy/AREVA” and a Franco-Syrian agreement to “have Hamas enter into the negotiations with Israel”.
Feb 29 2008 Sudanese returnees benefit from Dutch lottery funds The Dutch National Postcode Lottery is one of UNHCR’s most generous private sector donors. The Lottery’s communications adviser, Birgit Deuss, visited South Sudan to see how the organization’s money was helping returnees.
April 2008 Barclays appointed Jenkins Executive Chairman of Investment Banking and Investment Management for the Middle East. In November his connections in the region were influential in securing £7.3 billion of investment in Barclays as the bank sought private funding to recapitalise following the financial crisis of that year. Jenkins delivered Qatari involvement in the deal worth £4.5 billion, with Qatar Holdings controlling 13 per cent of the bank and Challenger, an investment vehicle for Sheik Hamad, owning 3 percent. A further 14 per cent of Barclays was taken up by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, who was advised on his investment by the financier and dealmaker Amanda Staveley. Speculation suggested that the personal reward for Jenkins was perhaps upwards of £30 million. “With contacts like that,” said one Barclays employee, “you just name your price.” Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nayhan subsequently sold his stake for a profit of over £2.25 billion.
Apr 4 2008 U.S. Release date of Leaatherheads co-staring John Krasinkski and Renee Zellweger; Smokehouse Pictures production company. On the same day, Variety reported that Clooney had quietly resigned from the Writers Guild of America over a dispute concerning Leatherheads. Clooney, who is the director, producer, and star of the film, claimed that he had contributed in writing “all but two scenes” of it, and requested a writing credit alongside Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly, who had worked on the screenplay for 17 years. Clooney lost an arbitration vote 2–1, and withdrew from the union over the decision. He became a “financial core status” non-member, meaning he no longer has voting rights, and cannot run for office or attend membership meetings, according to the WGA’s constitution
Apr 4 2008 Hermitage Capital Management alleges that a massive fraud attempt in Russia, which even included the police, nearly made off with hundreds of millions
May 2008 In a non-dated report which followed the election of Michel Suleiman as president of Lebanon Takieddine detailed Syria’s diplomatic aims. “Syria would like France, after a long absence, to enter the region through the front door,” he wrote. “The confidence of President Assad is total”, Takieddine continued, “given the quality, the dynamism and the will of President Sarkozy to assume this role for France. He will find in Syria an effective partner playing its role as a very important actor in the region.”
May 18 2008 Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd “announced a splashy entry into Hollywood with a plan to “develop” films with George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions…The company, which was valued at $1 billion after hedge fund investor George Soros invested $100 million for a 3% stake in the company in February…” One of their “collaborations”? The Joe McCarthy hit piece Good Night and Good Luck.
May 30 2008 Carl Ichan, longtime friend of Donald Trump, stated, “Obama would be a terrible President”.
May 30 2008 Takieddine prepared a “confidential” report entitled “Telephone conversation”, which summarized a phone discussion between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Syrian counterpart, President Bashar al-Assad. Clearly, Takieddine was either personally present during the conversation or was closely informed of what was discussed. Takieddine noted: “The French President underlined the will of France to set up projects in various economic areas”, notably those of “aviation” and “oil especially through Total Energy, a major financial recipient of Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Deal.
June 8 2008 U. S. release of Ocean’s 13 co-starring Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino. Produced by Jerry Weintraub for Section Eight Productions and directed by Steven Soderbergh
June 15 2008 President Sarkozy’s chief-of-staff Claude Guéant travelled to Damascus to meet with President Bashar al-Assad. The day after, Takieddine held talks with Syrian foreign affairs minister Walid al-Moallem. In a note addressed to Guéant, dated June 16th, the arms dealer wrote: “Your visit and the meetings held in Damsacus, yesterday, have been very productive and constructive. They constitute an essential step in the Franco-Syrian rapprochement.” It continued: “My interlocutor particularly wanted to inform me of their determination to develop bilateral relations between France and Syria, and this in every domain.” Takieddine also mentioned the Syrian dictator’s praise for Guéant. “My interlocutor particularly wanted to confirm the excellent impression that Monsieur Claude Guéant continues to give to President Assad, as well as to himself. They consider him as an exceptional man and it is he who will assure relations at a very top level.”
July 7 2008 One week before President Bashar al-Assad’s ceremonious official visit to Paris, Takieddine travelled to Damascus to meet with the Syrian dictator in person. The message he transmitted was, according to his own notes, to make clear that the invitation to Assad was “on France’s part an attempt to bring Syria back to the Western and democratic ‘cradle’”. He underlined that, in return, “the Syrian head of state needs a relationship of personal confidence with the French President”. Takieddine noted that the Syrian dictator told him that “in the same way that the French President is concerned about the perception that French public opinion will have of the Syrian President’s visit to France, Arab opinion also watches with much attention what will result from the visit”. Amal’s uncle was a major player in normalizing western relations with “human rights violator” Asaad.
July 17 2008 Lionsgate “to allow more clips on YouTube“. The arrangement was disclosed by Eric Schmidt, chief executive of YouTube parent Google Inc., at a Beverly Hills conference sponsored by trade publication Advertising Age. The merger of Giustra (he will be back) and Schmidt media is complete. The longterm ramiifications of this merger regarding media manipulation for political gain cannot be overstated.
Aug 2008 Immediately after an official visit to France by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in July 2008, Takieddine travelled to Damascus the following month to prepare the ground for a visit to Syria by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in September 2008
Aug 11 2008 Nick Clooney named American University School of Communication and Newseum Distinguished Journalist in Residence
Aug 18 2008 Takieddine wrote a confidential report on his meeting with Assad. “President Bachar al-Assad and Monsieur Wallid al-Moallem particularly wanted to transmit a message of thanks and friendship to President Nicolas Sarkozy, and also to Monsieur Claude Guéant, for the welcome and also the atmosphere of confidence in the manner in which the subjects had been approached, which allowed this visit the sparkle that particularly touched President Assad,” wrote Takieddine. “President Assad believes that a new page in relations between Syria and France has now been opened,” Takieddine continued. “He believes that this involves strong actions from both sides.” It’s important to understand Amal’s Uncle’s role as intermediary between Libya and Syria through France as well as being one of the biggest arms dealers to the Middle East because it completely contradicts her supposed “human rights” agenda in Syria and with ISIS later which she will eventually attempt to take to court…in France.
Aug 28 2008 “just days before Sarkozy’s arrival in Damascus, a senior director of Total sent Ziad Takieddine details the oil group’s plans in Syria. The covering note to Takieddine reads: “As agreed, you will find joined here the document we spoke about yesterday. This confidential document has not been passed to anyone other than yourself, and therefore cannot be distributed.” The document underlined that “the visit by the President [of France] to Syria early September should be the occasion to conclude, in the presence of the two presidents, the following agreements”. It detailed several contracts and resumed the group’s expectations. “The real issue at stake remains the effective commencement of a concrete cooperation with State companies on one or two identified E&P [exploration and production] projects […] This point remains to be concretized during a meeting at the highest level between the [Total] Group and the Syrian authorities, before or on the margins of the visit by the PR [President of the French Republic] to Syria.”
Sept 2 2008 George Clooney to Host Barack Obama Fundraiser in Geneva
Sept 2 2008 Yellowstone Club Enters into Agreement with Discovery Land Company for Long-Term Development and Management Joint Venture-> Tim Blixseth + Mike Meldman “Yes that Mike Meldman. Of Casamigos-> “Today marks a historic milestone for Yellowstone Club as we embark on the next phase of Club enhancements and infrastructure development that will fulfill Yellowstone Club’s original vision and provide our members, their families and guest with and unmatched Montana outdoor lifestyle,” said Blixseth. “I am delighted to be working with Michael Meldman and Discovery, which I know shares our vision and has the experience and creativity to enhance the mountain living and recreation lifestyle and amenities for our members and their families. This venture will help secure our position as the world’s most exclusive skiing, golf and outdoor recreation community.”
Sept 12 2008 just eight days after a trip by President Nicolas Sarkozy to Syria, Ziad Takieddine received a proposition from Hani M. Salaam, chairman and CEO of Lebanon-based company Gulf Regal Corporation proposing that “joint activities with Total, whether done by either of us directly, or through companies that we individually own or control, shall be divided equally on a 50/50 basis between us.”
Nov 24 2008 Total CEO Christophe de Margerie wrote to Hani M. Salaam, chairman and CEO of Lebanon-based company Gulf Regal Corporation, beginning with a hand-written “Dear Hani”, to propose a wide partnership in activities with Syria. A copy of the letter, written in English, was sent to Ziad Takieddine by a Total official on November 26th 2008. It should be noted here that Hani Salaam’s father Muhammad Salaam in partnership with his paternal uncle Saeb Salaam founded Middle Eastern Airlines in 1948. The company’s first chairman? Amal’s grandfather’s first cousin, “The Flying Sheik”, Najib Alamuddin.
Dec 5 2008 “George Clooney raises £10m for Darfur with A-list Mayfair party” The party was held at the home of Roger Jenkins, 52, the chairman of Barclays investment banking in the Middle East, and guests paid up to £10,000 a ticket…The party is thought to have been organised by Mr Jenkins’ 36-year-old socialite wife Diana, a Bosnian refugee who previously arranged a Ronnie Scott’s jazz night with Sir Elton John….She is also credited with introducing her husband to the Qatari prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, who helped bail-out Barclays in October….The party was in aid of Not On Our Watch charity, which Mr Clooney set up with his co-stars from the Oceans trilogy Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
Dec 19 2008 New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson hosted a star-studded dinner party at the Governor’s Mansion in Santa Fe to thank moviemakers and celebrities, including George Clooney, Kevin Spacey
Jan 21 2009 President Obama took office pledging unprecedented transparency (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA). In a document marked “classified”, George Soros’ Open Society Institute called the Obama presidency a “’make or break’ moment for ‘transformative change’ in immigration reform, ‘racial justice,’ and a myriad of other issues. ‘We are living in a ‘make or break’ moment for building open society in America.”
2009 Obama appointed Vartan Gregorian of the Carnegie Foundation to serve on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Gregorian becomes a big player in not only Clooney’s “humanitarian” work but in the global refugee resettlement scam.
2009 Ian Telfer, Chairman of Uranium One, donated $1 million to the Clinton Foundation through his “charity”.
2009 Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian citizen, became an American citizen
2009 Magnitsky died in a Russian prison after being beaten and denied medical treatment.
2009 Anthony Weiner/Huma Abedin engagement; Abedin was also appointed deputy chief of staff to Clinton under “special government employee” arrangement created by the department which allowed her to work for private clients as a consultant while also serving as an adviser to the Secretary of State. Under this arrangement, she did consultant work for Teneo, a strategic consulting firm whose clients included Coca-Cola and MF Global
2009 The Open Society awarded Sundance with an additional $5 million grant to continue its documentary filmmaking efforts, singing its praises as it “raised awareness” for the “climate change” agenda. Perhaps this is because Soros went on a stock-buying spree in companies that ultimately benefited from the federal stimulus, including twelve alternative energy and utility companies… these twelve, and other timely investments in renewable energy, Soros’ green tab exceeds $11 BILLION of stimulus money.”
2009 throughout her tenure as secretary, Clinton’s State Department “gave the green light to sell $630 million worth of arms to Bahrain’s military — a huge increase from $219 million worth of weapons the United States sold to the country between 2006-2008. ” A June 23 email from Clinton Foundation executive Doug Brand calls Crown Prince Salman “a good friend of ours”. Another email 2 days later has Huma Abedin contacting Brand to offer Salma a 10AM meeting with Clinton. This all leads to the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 which led to, at some point, Amal Clooney being brought on to defend the human rights violating Bahrain regime. Surely her family’s political connections from her Al Jazeera mother to her arms dealing uncle Ziad Takeddine had nothing to do with it. Meanwhile in Russia, Rosatom gained 17% ownership share in Uranium One.
2009 Eric Schmidt, who had already attached Google to Youtube, moved into foreign policy. Jared Cohen “served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as an advisor to Condoleezza Rice and later Hillary Clinton “. He also offered London’s Bollywood movie executives “funds to insert anti-extremist content into their films, and promised to connect them to related networks in Hollywood.” He and Schmidt together offered up a “a new way to exercise the duty to protect citizens around the world [emphasis added]” sort of a “Responsibility to Protect” for the internet. Julian Assange sounded the
alarm on this relationship, especially Cohen:
Assange: “The Jared Cohen documented love affair with Google began the same year, when he befriended Eric Schmidt as they together surveyed the post-occupation wreckage of Baghdad. Later that year the two co-wrote a policy piece for the Council on Foreign Relations’ journal Foreign Affairs, praising the reformative potential of Silicon Valley technologies as an instrument of US foreign policy.5 Describing what they called “coalitions of the connected,”6 Schmidt and Cohen claimed that Democratic states that have built coalitions of their militaries have the capacity to do the same with their connection technologies. . . . They offer a new way to exercise the duty to protect citizens around the world [emphasis added].”
Cohen had been in Afghanistan trying to convince the four major Afghan mobile phone companies to move their antennas onto US military bases.16 In Lebanon he quietly worked to establish an intellectual and clerical rival to Hezbollah, the “Higher Shia League.”17 And in London he offered Bollywood movie executives funds to insert anti-extremist content into their films, and promised to connect them to related networks in Hollywood.
Cohen’s world seems to be one event like this after another: endless soirees for the cross-fertilization of influence between elites and their vassals, under the pious rubric of “civil society.” The received wisdom in advanced capitalist societies is that there still exists an organic “civil society sector” in which institutions form autonomously and come together to manifest the interests and will of citizens. The fable has it that the boundaries of this sector are respected by actors from government and the “private sector,” leaving a safe space for NGOs and nonprofits to advocate for things like human rights, free speech, and accountable government.
This sounds like a great idea. But if it was ever true, it has not been for decades. Since at least the 1970s, authentic actors like unions and churches have folded under a sustained assault by free-market statism, transforming “civil society” into a buyer’s market for political factions and corporate interests looking to exert influence at arm’s length. The last forty years has seen a huge proliferation of think tanks and political NGOs whose purpose, beneath all the verbiage, is to execute political agendas by proxy.
2009 until the Arab Spring of 2011 Hezbollah’s relationship with Hariri’s son Saad, who was Prime Minister, had been labeled as “tenuous” and “simmering” no doubt because of Hezbollah’s close relationship with with Asaad and Iran. There had been an attempt to blame Israel, as there always is, for the assassination of his father, but in the end, the UN indicted several Hezbollah members in absentia.
2009 Julia Pacetti, a former publicist for Harvey Weinstein at Miramax films and former intern in the press office of Senator Patrick Leahy, founded JMP Verdant Communications. It now serves as the international press office for former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, who is also an Amal Clooney client.
2009 the “Casamigos” Mexican Villas were finished as “a pair of neighboring beach retreats in Michael Meldman’s El Dorado Golf and Beach Club a private gated community. Although similar in sprawl and dramatic, streamlined looks, Casa Clooney and Casa Crawford-Gerber are different enough to suit the residents of each” with a tunnel underground connecting both structures.
Jan 27 2009 Clooney discusses film at Newseum (Good Night and Good Luck) where his dad just happens to be a “distinguished journalist in residence”.
Feb 19 2009 the Gerbers and Clooney once again attended a party thrown by Diana Jenkins, this time for the launch of her book Room 23, which depicts a year in the life of a Beverly Hills penthouse suite.
Feb 27 2009 Silvio Berlusconi tells Nicolas Sarkozy he ‘gave’ him his wife Carla Bruni
Apr 11 2009
Date 2009-04-11 16:51:01
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I know you have seen the recent attempts by AP to control what it
considers misuse of its content. It would appear that the recent letters
it has sent to aggregators and others would not apply to Stratfor’s use of
AP content. However, the case described below, if decided in favor of AP,
could, and I emphasize could, have a chilling effect on those, like
Stratfor, who review AP content and use it, together with other content
and reporting, in what they consider “fair use,” to create a new product.
This is not an area of the law where I have much of a background, so I
can’t handicap the likely outcome.
‘Free’ Needn’t Be the Enemy of ‘Flow’
By DAVID WESTIN
On April 28, 2006, the National Press Club hosted an event in Washington, D.C., that has become the center of a debate about the free flow of information in this country. The subject wasn’t journalism. It was Darfur, and the participants included George Clooney, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, and a then little-known junior senator from Illinois named Barack Obama.
Sadly, given the subject, the panel discussion received little coverage at
the time, and only a handful of reporters and photographers covered it.
While much of the attention was focused on Mr. Clooney, an Associated
Press photographer, Mannie Garcia, turned his lens to Mr. Obama,
specifically working to capture him in a thoughtful pose — head turned
slightly to the left, chin lifted and eyes fixed off into the distance.
This photograph has now become the center of a much publicized legal
dispute, as it was used by Shepard Fairey for his ubiquitous “Obama Hope” poster and other merchandise. In using the AP photograph, which he obtained on the Internet, Mr. Fairey did not seek or obtain a license from the AP — despite Mr. Fairey’s threatening copyright actions against
others who have used his work without permission.
The AP informed Mr. Fairey that, in its view, his use of the photo without
permission had violated its copyright. Mr. Fairey responded by suing the
AP, asking a court to rule that his use of the photograph was protected
“fair use” under the copyright laws, requiring no license of the image or
compensation to the AP.
At first blush, this might seem to be merely a dispute between a large
company and a single individual over money. But the principles at stake
are greater than that. News organizations such as the Associated Press
(and, for that matter, ABC News) invest hundreds of millions of dollars
each year in gathering the news and reporting it to the public. In the
case of the AP, that number is more than $350 million, spent to send
reporters and photographers to wherever news happens whenever it happens, whether in dangerous war zones or at local school-board meetings.
If news organizations are to have the resources to cover the news, then
their reporting must be worth something — either to other news
organizations that pay for it (in the case of the AP) or to advertisers or
to the ultimate consumers of the news. The AP happens to be a
not-for-profit organization that reinvests whatever earnings it may (or
may not) have in a given year back into its newsgathering operations. But the principle is the same whether the organization is for profit or not.
Congress created the copyright laws to protect the creators of
intellectual property by making others pay if they want to use that
property to make money. There is, to be sure, a provision in the copyright
laws for “fair use” of copyrighted materials in news reporting, something
designed to make sure that valuable information is made available to
people throughout the country. But this provision is narrowly limited, to
prevent abuse, according to factors such as how much of the original work is reused, in what manner it is used, and for what purpose.
At ABC News, we carefully review any proposed use of others’ material in
our reporting to be sure it truly qualifies as a fair use under the
copyright laws. If it is not, we license the material we need to use or do
without. There are also other well-established fair-use exceptions for
brief uses of copyrighted materials in commentary, criticism and academic work.
It is not my place to opine here on what the court will or should do in
Mr.Fairey’s case. Mr. Fairey asserts, among other things, that his use of
the AP photograph so transformed it as to make it an entirely new work, no longer subject to the AP copyright. But the overarching public policy
issue should not be overlooked or misunderstood. The availability of
timely, accurate news and information about what is going on around us is critical to a democratic society — whether that information is about our
national leadership, the current economic crisis, foreign conflicts,
developments in the treatments of diseases, or what is happening in our
Even in a time of blogs and Tweets, there is a role, indeed a powerful
need, for at least some who take the time and yes, spend the money, to go
out and report back on things that matter to all of us. It may sound nice
to talk in terms of making the use of our reporting “free.” But we must
not take away the means by which we obtain the information in the first
place. We must not let the free be the enemy of the “flow” when it comes
to the free flow of information.
Mr. Westin is president of ABC News and a member of the board of directors of the Associated Press.
May 9 2009 George Clooney lent support to Gerber after he was named in a sexual harassment suit filed by two former employees.
May 31 2009 Singapore’s Temasek buys Olam stake for $303
June 2009 Moukhtar Dzhakishev, the head of Kazatomprom, is arrested for illegally selling mining rights to foreign companies, including some given to Frank Giustra’s UrAsia (which are now owned by Uranium One). The NY Times reports “American diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks…reflect concerns that Mr. Dzhakishev’s arrest was part of a Russian power play for control of Kazakh uranium assets.”
June 10-11 2009 Uranium One pressures the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan to clarify the situation regarding its mining rights and US officials meet with Kazakh officials on these two days to discuss it.
June 14 2009 A subsidiary of the Russian atomic energy agency Rosatom gains a 17 percent ownership share in Uranium One.
June 23 2009 email from Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band calls the Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain “a good friend of ours”. Abedin replied that same day noting that Salman had asked to see Clinton through “normal channels,” but it appears Clinton was not interested.
June 25 2009 email from Huma Abedin to Doug Band offers Salman a 10 A.M. meeting with Clinton. Abedin said she “reached out [through] official channels” to secure the meeting.
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Date 2009-06-29 20:19:49
The U.S. has also proposed increasing reporting and oversight requirements for so-called qualified intermediaries — foreign banks that withhold taxes on behalf of the IRS. That may increase the cost of compliance and the risk of violating U.S. laws, said Charles C. Adams, managing partner at the law firm Hogan & Hartson LLP in Geneva.
“American citizens are starting to feel like they’re Typhoid Mary,” said
Adams who hosted a 2008 fundraiser for Barack Obama that featured
actor George Clooney. “The Swiss simply don’t want American customers
because it requires so much infrastructure and hassle that they don’t make any money.”
July 2009 Tim Blixseth just gave The Yellowstone Club to his ex-wife Edra. She then declared bankruptcy shortly afterward. Byrne’s CrossHarbor bought it out of a Montana bankruptcy court & became owner of the club, with influential investors such as Edra’s boyfriend and Clooney/Clinton pal Ron Burkle,for the bargain basement price of $115 million.
July 2009 Clooney’s Section Eight signed an exclusive two year theatrical development deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
July 2009 Louise Arbour became President of the International Crisis Group.
Aug 2009 Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project launched. George Soros is a shareholder in DigitalGlobal, the company used to maintain the project.
Aug 2009 Roger Jenkins left Barclays
Aug 2009 Charles Rivkin assumed role of Ambassador to France and Monaco
Sept 2009 About the Africa Center (Atlantic Council)
Sept 2009 FBI Director Robert Mueller delivered a sample of stolen highly enriched uranium to the Russians.
Fall 2009 “Franco-Lebanese arms dealer and business intermediary Ziad Takieddine was paid almost 7 million euros by French oil and gas giant Total, on the sidelines of a gas contract agreed with the Libyan regime of Colonol Muammar Gaddafi. The payment of $9.8 million dollars (6.9 million euros) was made in the autumn of 2009. Total subsequently confirmed making the payment, which it described as “regular practice”.”
Oct 28 2009 Aluminum producer United Co Rusal, controlled by billionaire Oleg Deripaska, is in talks with parties including China Investment Corp (CIC), who will provided SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd financial backing to develop coal reserves in Mongolia, and Temasek Holdings, of which Nagi Hamiyeh was managing director of investments in natural resources.
Nov 2009 Baria Alamuddin of Israel: “The last thing I will ever do in my life is protect Israel or defend Israel.”
Nov 2009 The New Life Children’s Refuge (NLCR) was founded by Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter, who are both members of the Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho.
Nov 2009 With the permission of the FBI, an American businessman begins making kickback payments at the direction of Vadim Mikerin, “the main Russian overseeing Putin’s nuclear expansion inside the United States.” Between 2009 and 2012, with the approval of Rosatom, Mikerin would use bribes and extortion to compromise “American contractors in the nuclear industry.”
Nov 3 2009 U.S. release of Fantastic Mr. Fox co-starring Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, produced by American Empirical Pictures and directed by Wes Anderson
Nov 6 2009 U.S. release of The Men Who Start at Goats, a fictionalized version of Jon Ronson‘s 2004 book of an investigation into attempts by the U.S. military to employ psychic powers as a weapon. It co-starred Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, and Kevin Spacey. Produced by Smokehouse Pictures; directed by Grant Heslov.
Nov 12 2009 Dmitry Medvedev of Hillary’s “Russian Reset” and Obama’s “more flexibility after the election” announced plans for the Skolkovo Innovation Center headed by Viktor Vekselberg with Ruben Vardanyan one of the founds of its School of Management
Nov 13 2009 Edis Kayalar blackmailed Cindy Crawford with a photograph of her daughter Kaia Gerber gagged and bound to a chair supposedly taken by a nanny during a “children’s game” of cops and robbers at the family home in Los Angeles, according to court papers filed by the FBI.
Nov 13 2009 “A show of sympathy for Iran at a Qatar forum : Opinions are strong and plentiful on both sides of whether Tehran’s nuclear plans pose a regional threat” “What I don’t understand is this love for war and nuclear weapons,” responds Baria Alamuddin, one of the panelists arguing that Iran cannot be trusted. “Don’t people want to live? Don’t people want to enjoy themselves?” Alamuddin responds: “To answer your question, this region will go to hell if the two powers (Iran & Israel) have nuclear weapons.”
Nov 16 2009 Magnitsky died
Nov 20 2009 The £75m banker, his stunning wife and a tryst with an England footballer: The truth about Diana Jenkins
Nov 24 2009 Meldman’s CordeValle became a trademark of Cordevalle, L.P.
Dec 4 2009 U.S. release of Up in the Air produced by Amal Clooney relatives Dan Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine, co-starring Vera Farmigo and Anna Kendrick, and produced by Geffen, Speilberg and Kratzenberg at DreamWorks.
Dec 17 2009 The Obama administration prosecutes FBI contractor Shamai Leibowitz for leaking documents to the media in April 2009. Leibowitz says he leaked because he felt FBI practices were “an abuse of power and a violation of the law” which he reported to his superiors at the FBI “who did nothing about them.”
Early 2010 the Montana Democratic Party political machine with the backing of Holder and Breuer “targeted” Blixseth with a baseless criminal investigation. Among recent developments is the entry into the Yellowstone case of a whistleblower who claims to have been paid $6 million by Blixseth’s former wife to hack into Blixseth’s computers to obtain highly confidential information that she shared with Burkle and Department of Justice criminal investigators. In other Meldman news, he expanded his 1% resort empire in 2010 with Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club opening in the Bahama’s and The Madison Club opens in La Quinta, CA.
2010 Eric Schmidt attended his first Clinton Global Initiative meeting.
2010 The IRS secretly begins “targeting” conservative groups that are seeking nonprofit tax-exempt status, by singling out ones that have “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names.
2010 Jared Cohen moved to Google from the US State Department. On his Council on Foreign Relations adjunct staff page he listed his expertise as “terrorism; radicalization; impact of connection technologies on 21st century statecraft; Iran.”
2010 Weiner/Abedin wedding
2010 Amal Alamuddin admitted to the bar in England and Wales; emerged in London to work as a barrister for Doughty Street Chambers. At some point, she worked at the Soros sponsored International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. “(Soros) spent up to $100 million on activists campaigning against the president of Serbian-dominated Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic
2010 Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning begins illegally leaks classified information to WikiLeaks (Assange…Amal’s client) revealing, among other matters, that the U.S. is extensively spying on the United Nations.
2010 Obama Attorney General Eric Holder renews a Bush-era subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen in a leak investigation.
2010 Obama administration pursues espionage charges against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.
2010 Obama writes Scotland to release a Lockerbie bomber
2010 Ian Telfer, Chairman of Uranium One, donates $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation through his family charity. Between 2009-2012 Telfer’s charity would donate more than $2.3 million to the Clinton Foundation.
2010 By this time, Crown Prince Salma of Bahrain had given $32 million to the Clinton Foundaion.
Jan 2010 Temasek agreed to buy a $50 million stake in the January share sale in Hong Kong by SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd
Jan 12 2010 Sean Penn in collaboration with Diana Jenkins established the J/P Haitian Relief Organization .
Jan 13 2010 A Night at the Newseum: Nick Clooney Uses ‘Reel Journalism’ to Keep Us Up on the News “The “Reel Journalism” series is an idea produced by Clooney in conjunction with his role as “Distinguished-Journalist-in-Residence.” The series aims to educate the general public on how journalists make their choices and the public perception of the outcomes of those actions. Clooney chooses movies as the medium to portray this vital lesson and is known for playing to a packed house, which is often times sold out.”
Jan 22 2010 George Clooney hosted the “Hope for Haiti” telethon. Cindy and Rande were there, too!
Jan 22 2010 missionaries led by Idaho’s Laura Silsby flew to the Dominican Republic and chartered a bus that had them arrive in Haiti on January 25.
Jan 25 2010 Haiti-Based WIN Group and SEACOR Holdings began an emergency project to “restore import capability at Haiti’s major bulk fuels terminal”.
Jan 29 2010 Laura Silsby was arrested with 9 other American nationals attempting to steal 33 children from Haiti.
Feb 9 2010 CNN reported that this was not the first time Silsby had attempted to traffic children out of Haiti. Haitian police, acting on a tip, had intercepted Silsby in an earlier, separate attempt to remove 40 children out of the country. She was turned back at the Haitian border. That same day, Hillary Clinton intervened politically on her behalf.
Feb 25 2010
Tariko Stopped by Sheremetyevo Customs
25 February 2010 By Natalya Krainova
Sheremetyevo Airport customs has confiscated undeclared goods from a party that included flamboyant billionaire Rustam Tariko, two airport officials said Thursday.
A spokesman for Tariko, owner of Russian Standard Bank and Russian
Standard vodka, denied that the goods belonged to the businessman.
Separately, Interfax reported Wednesday that Tariko was planning to buy a luxurious villa from U.S. actor George Clooney in Italy. Mendenhall denied the report, which cited Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, in an interview with Vesti.ru.
Mar 2010 Sanela Diana Jenkins raised $1M for Clinton Foundation for Haiti.
Mar 10 2010 Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the “Refugee Protection Act of 2010”; supported by the International Rescue Committee. Since Amal eventually becomes a public face for the IRC, that she uses him to advance her cases on the Hill is not shocking. Think of the Clinton pay to play mindset in which the Clooneys reside.
May 2010 Bono suffered a spinal injury.
May 28 2010 The government secretly applies for a warrant to obtain Google email information of Fox News reporter James Rosen in a leak investigation, without telling Rosen.
June 2010 ICC judges issued warrants for Saif Qaddafi, his father, and spy master Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes against humanity relating to the bloody repression of the uprising which toppled Gaddafi and later killed him. Their eventual attorney? Amal Clooney.
June 2010 Rosatom seeks a majority ownership share in Uranium One. Because Uranium One owns mining interests in several states within the US, the deal must be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment. One agency that has to sign off on the deal is the State Department, where Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State.
June 3 2010 Russian Oligarch Ruben Vardanyan joined Joule Energy’s board.
June 3 2010 President Mohamed Nasheed has this morning met with Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia Hon. Julie Bishop
June 6 2010 Google executive Wael Ghonim became the “Google executive who fueled Egypt’s uprising” during the Arab Spring. Google had teamed up with George Clooney to monitor the secession of South Sudan a few months prior.
June 15 2010 George Clooney accepted a lifetime membership with the Council on Foreign Relations
June 16 2010 Clooney pal Nicole Kidman works with Clooney sponsor Omega to Benefit UNIFEM.
June 17 2010 Giustra joined with Carlos Slim and President Clinton to create a $20 million fund to assist small businesses in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
June 29 2010 The New York Times timeline notes, “Bill Clinton is paid $500,000 for a speech in Moscow by a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin that assigned a buy rating to Uranium One stock.” President Putin reportedly thanked Clinton for giving the speech.
June 29 2010 Nagi Hamiyeh Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited Non-Executive Director
July 2010 Mark Rachesky swaps debt for equity in Lions Gate thus diluting Ichan’s position
July 12 2010 Hugh Hefner Picks Metro Detroit Firm to Help Take Playboy Enterprises Private “It was announced Monday morning that he has enlisted Birmingham based Rizvi Traverse Management LLC to help with the buyout….In 2005, through its Rizvi Opportunistic Equity Fund, the company helped recapitalize Beverly Hills, CA based International Creative Management Inc., one of the largest talent agencies in the world.”
July 15 2010 Meldman’s Spanish Oaks was forced into foreclosure/closed to members.
July 17 2010
- 2050 US film star George Clooney has appeared in court in Italy to
testify in a trial against fashion designers who are alleged to have
used his name without permission, presenters say over video from Milan.
Aug 9 2010 Clooney, O’Reilly clash over fundraiser “A national TV telethon will raise millions and ‘The Factor’ will be watching to see if the money gets to the tsunami victims. If it does not, there will be trouble. And this time nobody can say they weren’t warned,” O’Reilly said last Thursday on his show, “The O’Reilly Factor.” “If George Clooney and other stars go on TV and ask you to give, then they had better be involved all the way down the line. Now I don’t expect the celebrities to audit the books, but if problems are brought to their attention, they must help solve those problems.”
Sept 2010 Clooney’s pal Bono’s ONE foundation came under fire for giving little more than 1% of its funds to charity.
Sept 1 2010 U.S. release of The American produced by Smokehouse Pictures and directed by Anton Corbijn
Sept 2 2010 Internal email entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” at “global intelligence” company Stratfor claims Obama’s then-Homeland Security adviser John Brennan is targeting journalists.
Oct 2010 The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) was conceived; SSP currently produces reports on the state of the conflict in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan. DigitalGlobe provides satellite imagery and analysis. Their reporting is then released to the press and policymakers by the Enough Project. Not On Our Watch Project provided seed money to launch the Satellite Sentinel Project. The Enough Project contributes field reports, policy analysis and communications strategy, and, together with Not On Our Watch and its SUDANNOW partners, pressures policymakers by urging the public to act. Google and Internet strategy firm Trellon, LLC collaborate to design the web platform.
Oct 2010 Rosatom’s majority ownership of Uranium One is approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The company’s most valuable assets are the mining rights originally owned by UrAsia Energy Ltd., thanks to the deal reached just one day after former President Clinton left Kazakhstan.
Oct 9 2010 Icahn’s lawyers claimed there was a Lionsgate conspiracy against him. It proved true when in December, Frank Giustra returned to Lions Gate Entertainment as member of the board of directors.
Nov 2010 Republican “wave” sweeps midterms
Dec 2010 Frank Giustra returns to Lions Gate Entertainment as member of the board of directors
Dec 10 2010 Maldivian Supreme Court ruled that Nasheed’s cabinet ministers could not serve without the approval of parliament. Nasheed responded by declaring the Maldivian courts were controlled by supporters of ex-president Gayoom
Dec 14 2010 Lionsgate shareholders snubbed Carl Icahn. They elected their own board. Company founder Frank Giustra was part of the team elected at the annual meeting.
Dec 22 2010 American Lobbyists Work for Ivorian Leader– Michael Espy, the former agriculture secretary who is now a lobbyist, has appeared on Ivorian television on behalf of Mr. Gbagbo’s government, while Lanny J. Davis, former chief counsel to President Clinton who was hired by Mr. Gbagbo’s government this month, worked the phones and described himself as a liaison of sorts to the tainted regime.
Dec 28 2010 Clooney, Google team up to help Sudan (and Trellon)
Dec 29 2010 an Email from Don R. Kuykendall, President & Chief Financial Officer STRATFOR, shows him asking about a job for DEN’s Jim Ritts at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX.
2011 “Human rights” concerns halted the 2009 pay for play arms deal between the Crown Prince of Bahrain and Hillary Clinton’s State Department ; Amal Clooney at one point represented King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
2011 The CAP project, called the Examining Anti-Muslim Bigotry Project, set out to engage progressives and “journalists” to raise “awareness” about the critics of radical Islam. $700K in CAP money
2011 CAP issued a 132 page report titled Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.
2011 Obama intel officials capture and record incidental private communications between Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat, and a Libyan official. The recordings are later leaked to the press.
2011 Social Science Research Council, along with the Edward R. Murrow (think Good Night and Good Luck) College of Communication at Washington State University, received $50,000 from the Open Society Institute as one of the groups behind a new course on Islam designed for journalists which tries to minimize the impact and importance of ”jihad” by comparing it to the number of murders in America each year.
2011 Fox News reporter Mike Levine is subpoenaed by the Department of Justice regarding a story he reported about a federal grand jury’s indictments of terrorism suspects. The subpoena is later dropped.
2011 “the administration gave approval for Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary to sell commercial uranium to U.S. nuclear power plants in a partnership with the United States Enrichment Corp. Before then, Tenex had been limited to selling U.S. nuclear power plants reprocessed uranium recovered from dismantled Soviet nuclear weapons under the 1990s Megatons to Megawatts peace program.”
2011 The BLM sends a cease-and-desist order to Bundy and a notice of intent to gather his cattle
2011 Clooney represented by Byran Lourd, co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
2011 Glenn Simpson founded Fusion GPS with Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan all former Wall Street Journal journalists
2011 Former Minister of Justice Mustafa Abdul Jalil claimed that the Libyan leader had personally ordered the (Lockerbie) bombing, though this was later denied
Jan 11 2011 a public announcement was made that Podesta was joining the Joule Unlimited Board of Directors.
Jan 18 2011 Yellowstone Club owner Tim Blixseth alleged his ex-wife “pursued fraudulent dealings with U.S. gov as he attempted to discredit testimony she offered in support of a $40 million judgment against him last year.”
Feb 7 2011 the South Sudan referendum commission published the final result of the referendum vote. Well over the 60% required voting in favor of independence. Clooney balkanized Sudan.
Feb 11 2011 As George Clooney was facilitating a regime change of sorts in South Sudan, Jared Cohen, who was at this point also founder and director of Google Ideas and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, headed to Gaza, much to the chagrin of Stratfor’s (yes..the same one in the email regarding Jim Ritts) vice-president of counter-terrorism Fred Burton, who seemed opposed to Google’s alleged covert role in “forming” uprisings. Burton wrote to a secure email list regarding his apprehension about Cohen’s trip. He said, “The dude is a loose can[n]on. GOOGLE is trying to stop his entry into Gaza now because the dude is like scorched earth. It’s unclear to GOOGLE if he’s driving without a license, but GOOGLE believes he’s on a specific mission of “regime change” on the part of leftist fools inside the WH who are using him for their agendas”
Feb 11 2011 Strafor email about Salam Darwaza “Our Palestinian American producer raised with one foot in the Arab world and one in the West, has a passion for storytelling through film and a unique ability to connect two sides of what may be the world’s widest cultural gap. Her life experience as the daughter of refugees and someone who was raised in host countries, was an inspiration point for the film, allowing her to lend a voice of Arab authenticity and speak from a personal perspective on the current refugee crisis.”
From: *Fred Burton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>> *Organization: *Stratfor Inc.
>>>> *Date: *Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:44:27 -0600
>>>> *To: *Jim Hornfischer <email@example.com>
>>>> *Subject: *FW: Treatment
>>>> Jim – Salam was Robert Rodriguez’s right-hand. She’s wired w/George Clooney and many others. Note her advice & counsel. Thoughts?
>>>> ** Pls protect the pitch she has shared w/me.
Feb 22 2011 CBS’ Attkisson breaks news about “Fast and Furious” on The CBS Evening News. After the story airs, the government issues an internal memo that seeks to “push positive stories” to contradict the news.
Feb 22 2011 David Mueller, a 45-year-old lift attendant of the secluded ski resort Yellowstone Club from Bozeman, died after a fall while skiing on Pioneer Mountain on Thursday. Six days later, on February 28, 2011 a federal judge denied Blixseth’s request to recuse himself from legal cases surrounding the bankruptcy of the Yellowstone Club. Blixseth alleged bias on part of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher in Butte. Blixseth “claims judge & staff had inappropriate communications with Blixseth’s legal adversaries & faced political pressure to rule against Blixseth.”
Feb 28 2011 A federal judge has denied a request to recuse himself from the tangle of legal cases surrounding the bankruptcy of Montana’s ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club. Club founder Tim Blixseth had alleged bias on the part of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher in Butte. Blixseth claims the judge and members of his staff had inappropriate communications with Blixseth’s legal adversaries and had faced political pressure to rule against Blixseth.
March 2011 As Sarkozy spearheads international campaign to impose a no-fly zone over uprising-hit Libya, Gaddafi’s eldest son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (Amal’s eventual client) told Euronews TV that his father had indeed financed Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign
Mar 1 2011 US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mullen were asked if they had independent confirmation that Gaddafi “actually has fired on his own people from the air?”, to which they both replied they had none
Mar 4 2011 CBS News’ Attkisson exclusively interviews sitting ATF special agent John Dodson. He gives a firsthand account contradicting government denials re: Fast and Furious.
Mar 10 2011 Original developer reclaims Spanish Oaks out of foreclosure
Mar 11 2011 Klein Ltd filed corporate registration papers in Bermuda, with two Senior Wakefield Quin employees, Nicholas J Hoskins and Marlies Smith, as officers. Hoskins is associated with Troika Dialog and IPOC entities controlled by Russian oligarchs Ruben Vardanyan and Reinman. Smith is corporate secretary for Vimpelocm, run by Freidman and Victor Pinchuk. The registration documents make clear the company’s sole purpose is to make charitable contributions.
Mar 12 2011 The Rivkin Project: How Globalism Uses Multiculturalism to Subvert Sovereign Nations
Mar 29 2011 George Clooney named as witness in Berlusconi sex trial
Senior Watch Officer, STRATFOR
Office: (512) 744 4300 ex. 4112
The actor’s Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, and two female
Italian cabinet ministers were also cited as witnesses for the trial,
which begins April 6.
Equal Opportunities Minister Mara Carfagna and Education Minister Maria Stella Gelmini would be able to testify on the ‘mode of conduct’ at
dinner parties hosted by Berlusconi at his Arcore residence near Milan,
the lawyers said in a document submitted to judicial authorities.
Prosecutors allege the premier’s parties involved sex orgies, including
those attended by 18-year-old Moroccan go-go dancer Karima El Mahroug, who is at the centre of the case against the 74-year-old conservative premier. Some 33 of those named are young women who, according to evidence mostly obtained by wire taps, allegedly received money and other gifts from the premier in exchange for sex.
May 2011 White House recruits democratic operative Eric Schultz to spin on Fast and Furious and to counter the House Oversight Committee’s investigative work on the case.
May 2011 Obama asks Mueller to continue in at the helm of the FBI for an additional two years beyond his normal 10 year term
May 3 2011 Atlantic Council Launches Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
May 5 2011 a Wikileaks Global Intelligence Files email from Austin Theater to Robert Reinfrank of Stratfor, the same American geopolitical intelligence platform that referenced Jared Cohen, introduced Jim Ritts, formerly of DEN and Channel One, as Incoming Director for the Paramount Theater of Austin, TX. This after a lot of questions about the baggage that came with him.
June 2011 ICC judges issued warrants for Saif Qaddafi, his father, and spy master Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes against humanity relating to the bloody repression of the uprising which toppled Gaddafi and later killed him. Their eventual attorney? Amal Clooney.
June 2011 Moukhtar Dzhakishev, the head of Kazatomprom, is arrested for illegally selling mining rights to foreign companies, including some given to Frank Giustra’s UrAsia (which are now owned by Uranium One). The NY Times reports “American diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks…reflect concerns that Mr. Dzhakishev’s arrest was part of a Russian power play for control of Kazakh uranium assets.”
June 2 2011 Mitt Romney announces he’ll challenge President Obama in campaign 2012
June 10-11 2011 Uranium One pressures the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan to clarify the situation regarding its mining rights and US officials meet with Kazakh officials on these two days to discuss it.
June 16 2011
Re: B3 – SUDAN/ENERGY/-N. Sudan to accept fees to transit south’s oil. Exactly, transit fees. Juba is going to get fucked worse than someone trying to book a flight with any airline other than Southwest when it tries to negotiate the terms on this deal. Sure, the south will get to
“keep its oil,” but it won’t get to keep nearly as much of the revenue as Clooney may hope.
June 23 2011 a 5 hour meeting was held between Amal Clooney client Julian Assange, Eric Schmidt, and Jared Cohen, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, VP of the CFR. This meeting led Assange to write “Google: It’s Not What It Seems“.
June 23 2011 Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress
July 9 2011 creation of an independent South Sudan state
July 15 2011 South Sudan’s state-owned Nilepet has formed a joint venture firm with Glencore International Plc that will begin marketing oil produced by the newly founded country
July 16 2011
SUDAN – Sudan refutes “mass grave” allegations in Southern Kurdufan
State. Sudan refutes “mass grave” allegations in Southern Kurdufan State . Text of report in English by South Sudan newspaper The Citizen on 16 July. The Government of Sudan accused the American Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), established by the actor George Clooney, of sheer lying in
respect of the charges the government is accused of perpetrating in
Southern Kurdufan. The head of the information department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and official spokesman of the ministry, Ambassador Al-Ubayid al-Marawah, told The Citizen daily that the group led by Clooney is targeting the country.
July 22 2011 On 9 July, the day South Sudan declared independence, Nilepet and Glencore sealed a joint-venture agreement establishing Petronile International. At the time, Glencore and South Sudan’s energy ministry said the venture would market a portion of South Sudan’s 375,000 barrels a day of crude output. Today, however, South Sudan’s director-general of petroleum, Arkangelo Okwang Oler – a signatory to the joint-venture agreement – told reporters: “We have not mandated Glencore to market our oil. They [Glencore] are not mandated to sell the crude of the south.”
July 27 2011 The Senate approves Obama’s request for Mueller to remain FBI director for 2 additional years
July 29 2011 Rosewood Hotel & Resorts was sold by Rosewood Corp and Maritz, Wolff & Co to Rosewood Hotel Group (formerly New World Hospitality) for $229 million along with five properties that were sold for $570 million. The $800 million deal was arranged by Perkins Coie. Perkins Coie is “counsel of record for the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Leadership Council, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Other political clients include nearly all Democratic members of the United States Congress. It has also represented several presidential campaigns, including those of John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. ” The group’s Political Law practice was for many years headed by Robert Bauer and is now chaired by Marc Elias.
Aug 16 2011 Gaddafi henchman flees as RAF jets hit his ‘walls of Jericho’ “In the most high profile defection since foreign minister Musa Kusa fled to Britain earlier this year, Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah flew to Egypt on his private plane with nine family members.”
Aug 20 2011 Icahn Finally Ends His Battle with Lions Gate
Aug 24 2011
US group: 8 mass graves now seen in Sudan region
Associated Press | Aug. 24, 2011. AP – 36 mins ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A U.S. monitoring group said Wednesday that
satellite imagery had revealed the existence of two more mass graves in a contested region of Sudan, bringing the total number of mass graves sited there to eight.
The Satellite Sentinel Project, a group backed by actor and Sudan activist
George Clooney, said that witnesses told the group that a backhoe was used to dig some of the graves at sites in Kadugli, South Kordofan. Workers with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society were present during some of the burials, the group said.
The U.S. group has not made any estimates of the number of bodies it
believes have been buried in the graves, saying that onsite research would need to be carried out.
Sept 2011 Sarah Harrison and Julian Assange call the U.S. State Department
Sept 2011 Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, run in partnership with the Open Society Justice Initiative, seeks to develop a national network of legal empowerment actors for referral of public-interest law cases. Such organizations in the past have helped represent Muslim Brotherhood leaders seeking election or more authority in the country.
Sept 8-18 2011 Clooney promoted The Ides of March co-starring Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright (all of whom work with Clooney’s “Enough” project). It was produced by Smokehouse Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Apian Way Productions. Also at the Toronto Film Festival was future Amal Clooney client Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives to support Jon Shenk’s ‘The Island President’, which chronicled Nasheed’s campaign to fight “global warming”.
Sept 15 2011 Former Carl Icahn Protege Mark Rachesky Named Lionsgate Co-Chairman
Sept 23 2011 Rusanano announced it would make an approximately $35 million investment to Podesta and Vardanyan’s Joule Unlimited.
Oct 2 2011 Princess Helene, 48, has formally accused her estranged husband, Thierry Gaubert, of making frequent trips abroad in the Nineties to collect ‘bags of cash’ for illegal political funds…Mr Gaubert, along with senior luxury goods executive Nicolas Bazire ( Sarkozy’s best man at his wedding to Carla Bruni) who was campaign manager for Mr Balladur in 1995, deny any wrongdoing, as does another man, Ziad Takieddine, alleged to have been a key figure in deals with Pakistan.
Oct 3 2011 the Obama administration secretly changed longstanding policy to create a “loophole” that Sen. Ron Wyden would later say allows the NSA to conduct “backdoor searches” of “incidental collection” of U.S. citizens’ domestic communications.
Oct 4 2011 In an internal email, Attorney General Eric Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler emails White House operative Schultz calling Attkisson “out of control.” Schultz replies, “Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
Oct 7 2011 U. S. release date of The Ides of March co-starring Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright; production company Smokehouse Pictures and DiCaprio’s Apian Way Productions
Oct 21 2011
Italian police seize assets from businessman suspected of crime links
The police have impounded assets worth 40m euros, including a villa on
Lake Como situated not far from the home of actor George Clooney. All of the assets belong to businessman Giuseppe Felaco, a member of the
Polverino Camorra clan active in the province of Naples. Felaco is said
to have invested profits from drugs and arms trafficking in the
Source: La Stampa, Turin, in Italian 21 Oct 11 p 27
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Nov 2011 CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, who’s married, allegedly begins an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. (The FBI would later say it “stumbled” upon evidence of the affair incidentally during an unspecified, much broader investigation.)
Nov 2011 With the permission of the FBI, an American businessman begins making kickback payments at the direction of Vadim Mikerin, “the main Russian overseeing Putin’s nuclear expansion inside the United States.” Between 2009 and 2012, with the approval of Rosatom, Mikerin would use bribes and extortion to compromise “American contractors in the nuclear industry.”
Nov 12 2011
SUDAN – Sudan denies existence of camps for Sudanese refugees in
The spokesman described the increasing allegations about Sudanese air
strikes on refugee camps in Blue Nile and South Kurdufan as the attempts made by the groups that traditionally advocate and support the insurgency to incite the international community to listen to their
claims to impose no-fly zone to protect the sites of insurgents. He
urged the international community in general and the those who [are]
deceived by the media trick fabricated by [American actor] George
Clooney group in particular to verify their information before they made
their unbalanced statements.
Nov 17 2011 A South Sudanese oil official ruled out Glencore marketing the new African country’s crude on Thursday, effectively quashing an earlier deal the trading giant said it had signed to sell the nation’s oil.
Nov 18 2011 U.S. release of The Descendants produced by Alexander Payne for Ad Hominem Enterprises and co-starring Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges and Judy Greer
Nov 19 2011 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is captured after hiding in Nigeria.
Dec 2011 Amid much criticism, Justice Department finally, officially retracts the false letter it had submitted to Congress in February. The letter had stated that the Fast and Furious allegations of gunwalking were untrue.
Dec 13 2011 Rusanano’s board authorized Anatoly Chubais to serve concurrently on the boards of both Joule Global Holdings and Joule Global Foundation.
Dec 15 2011
All an interested artist has to do is to write a proposal to an
international selection committee, which includes actor George Clooney and our own Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL Corporation Berhad. The selection is guided by the overarching goal of ensuring a broad range of artistic disciplines, styles and national origins is represented. It’s one step closer to democratising art, an area often and
wrongly perceived as “arty-farty” or “elitist.”
Committee member Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of retail and luxury multinational PPR (and husband to Salma Hayek), asserts, “We don’t want an institution with clear rules.”
2011/2012 Klein Ltd made $23 million in contributions to the US based charity the Sea Change Foundation. Sea Change, in turn, made $1.75 million in contributions to the Center for American Progress (where “Enough” is housed) during the same time. Sea Change had never contributed to CAP before.
2011/2012 49% of the International Crisis Group funding came from governments, 20% from philanthropic organisations, and 31% from individuals and private foundations. In the early stages of Crisis Group’s history, funding was much less diverse, mainly from co-founder George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Institute. At this point, where the difference between corporate foundations and ‘philanthropic organisations’ lied was not explained. The ICC has been criticized for serving the interests of its corporate and government funders, not “the people”.
2011 Bono’s ONE and (RED) partnered for World AIDS day.
Late 2011 Diana and Roger Jenkins divorced.
2012 Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab appeared on the RT-sponsored Julian Assange interview show in 2012 to share his abuses at the hands of Bahrian regime represented by Amal Clooney and in pay to play schemes with Hillary Clinton
2012 Rise of the “White Helmets”
2012 Bundy-The BLM conducts aerial surveys of the Gold Butte area and prepares to round up 500 to 900 cattle but suspends the operation indefinitely in April 2012 out of safety concerns for people involved with the roundup.
2012 Jared Cohen named to the Board of Director of DeNiro’s Tribecca Film Festival
2012 Hermitage filed a complaint with Cyprus anti-corruption agency Mokas regarding $31m funds illegally moved from Russia through a chain banks in Cyprus.
2008-2012 Paul Roberts of JMP Verdant was chief communications advisor to Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed responsible for strategic communications and international media relations.
2012 Obama mocked Mitt Romney when he called Russia our biggest geopolitical foe stating, “Russia called. It wants it’s 1980 foreign policy back” only to get caught on an open mic later telling Putin’s pal “After the election, I’ll have more flexibility”.
Jan 2012 Rivkin broadened his outreach efforts by creating the Washburne Award for Innovation in Diversity, recognizing one French and one American company for their best practices in fostering diversity in hiring practices.
Jan 13 2012 “US billionaire Burkle buys UK’s Soho House”
Jan 13 2012 Lions Gate acquires Summit Entertainment for $412.5 million The acquisition will “provide a windfall to Summit’s investors, among them Ebay co-founder Jeff Skoll’s film company Participant Media and private equity fund operator Suhail Rizvi’s Rizvi Traverse Management.” Giustra + Skoll + Rizvi all working together now. Giustra + Schmidt working together through YouTube. All of these entities linked by Clooney.
Jan 15 2012 Viola Davis: Why I Stayed at George Clooney’s Villa “when asked if she used Clooney’s pizza oven, Davis joked: “I didn’t make the pizza. His staff made the pizza.”
Jan 16 2012 Nasheed ordered the military to arrest Abdulla Mohammed, the Chief Justice of the Criminal Court
Feb 2 2012 Joule Unlimited elected Anatoly Chubais to its Board of Directors.
Feb 7 2012 Daniel Dubiecki & Lara Alameddine launched The Allegiance Theater with a film adaptation of “Veronica’s Room”. Bob and Harvey Weinstein signed on to executive produce, finance and distribute it.
Feb 7 2012 Meldman’s CordeValle resort hosted its first “Solve for X” event for Google. Eric Schmidt & Sergey Brin were in attendance
Feb 7 2012 Confronted with serious unrest over his illegal arrest of the chief judge, Nasheed resigned on his own volition and then, belatedly realizing what he had done, tried to claim it was a coup in order to court international sympathy and media coverage
Feb 7 2012 “In the never-ending battle for democracy and civil rights, sometimes democracy loses. So it was today, with the visit by the Russian foreign minister to Damascus to shore up the murderous Assad regime, and the sudden fall of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives. These two events are related, for Nasheed has a claim to have started the Arab Spring. The first democratically elected leader of a 100% Muslim country, he swept away the 30-year dictatorship of Maumoon Gayoom in national elections back in 2008.”
Mar 2012 Giustra started a new joint venture with Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films, called Sea to Sky Entertainment, which will focus on projects in the television industry.
Mar 4 2012 “Stratfor Leaks: Google Ideas Director Involved in ‘Regime Change’ ” is noted on March 4, 2012.
Mar 12 2012 Clooney played attorney David Boies in the play “8”, a reenactment of the federal trial that overturned the democrat vote of the citizens of California regarding same sex marriage
Mar 12 2012
“SUDAN – UPDATE 2-South Sudan militia clashes kill at least 56-army
French oil group Total (TOTF.PA: Quote) leads a consortium controlling a
largely unexplored oil concession in Jonglei.
Upper Nile includes oil concessions run by Petrodar, a consortium led by
CNPC of China and including Malaysia’s Petronas PETR.UL and Sudan’s own Sudapet.”
Remember Total? The company Amal’s “uncle” Ziad Takieddine did business with Syria through France? See next entry….
Mar 14 2012 It’s all about the oil for Clooney. He wants it. Actually, his people, including Amal’s family, get it. “You can’t guilt people into doing the right thing,” Clooney argued. “China gets 6 percent of its oil imports from the Sudan. That’s a big number to China. They have $20 billion of oil infrastructure in South Sudan … When they can’t get their oil, they’re going to go somewhere else … That raises the price of oil. So that gives us the ability now to say, as advocates, “Every time you put gas in your car, you have reason to be concerned that these cross-border problems aren’t being addressed—because now you’re actually paying for it.”
May 2012 Diana Jenkins’ ex, Roger Jenkins, embarked on a short fling with Elle Macpherson.
May 8 2012 CAP gave Obama permission to “come out” on gay marriage
May 11 2012 Clooney hosted “Starmaggedon” at his home in Los Angeles, a $15 million dollar Obama fundraiser.
May 16 2012 Hollywood’s Double Standard on Darfur. Advocates R2P-> “But so long as U.S. policy is ‘no regime change’ in Sudan, no such action will be taken. Which is where the Hollywood crowd comes in. George Clooney took time out from his Sudan activities in Washington last week to attend a glitzy state dinner at the Obama White House. Bad move. He should have been outside with a picket sign — just as he was in 2006, when he was one of the keynote speakers at a huge rally for Darfur near the Bush White House. To give this administration a pass smacks of a double standard.”
May 23 2012 Target unveiled a new line of pro-gay marriage apparel for “National Pride Month” with 100% of the proceeds going to the Family Research Council after Soros bought 500,000 shares of Target stock in the fall of 2011
June 2012 Attorney General Holder secretly initiates investigations into AP and the New York Times regarding government leaks.
June 2012 Egypt’s election commission announces Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi has received the most votes in the presidential elections.
June 13 2012 Clooney’s political connections get his pal Meldman some help in Montana through the oppressive tactics of the Obama regime when WND announced it had obtained:
“several hundred pages of documents alleging that Holder and Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s criminal division, have intervened to block recommended federal prosecutions in an ongoing dispute involving the exclusive Yellowstone Club, a private golf and ski resort now owned by supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle and international bank Credit Suisse.
Allegedly, Holder and Breuer want to shield from federal criminal prosecution the bank, Credit Suisse Group AG, a client of the Washington-based law firm Covington & Burling, as well as key Democratic Party operatives suspected of playing a role in allegedly fraudulent mortgage financing and bank lending practices.
Before joining the Department of Justice in the Obama administration, Holder and Breuer were partners at Covington & Burling.”
June 28 2012 the House of Representatives held Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Fast and Furious. He is the only Attorney General to ever be held in contempt.
July 2012 Diana and Roger Jenkins are divorced but living near each other in Malibu
July 3 2012 French police raided Nicolas Sarkozy’s private residence and campaign office as part of their probe into claims that he was involved in illegal political campaign financing. The French prosecutors leveled allegations on French politicians of their involvement in selling the Agosta submarine commissions that was used in political campaigns. Nicolas Sarkozy who was the Finance minister in Balladur’s government in 1995, had denied any involvement in the scandal.
Aug 4 2012 a “NY teenager out for a late-night drive in an all-terrain vehicle was charged with negligent vehicular homicide under the influence of alcohol after a crash that killed his passenger at the luxury Yellowstone Club resort in Montana”.
Aug 8 2012 SEACOR Holdings Inc.—where the boy’s father, Christopher Regan, has served as a board member since 2005, according to Reuters and which helped in Haiti—expressed “deep sorrow” over the teen’s death. Police said Regan was the passenger on the vehicle at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Mont., when the driver failed to negotiate a turn.
Aug 27 2012 George Clooney Aids Obama Campaign With Geneva Fundraiser