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.
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
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)
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.
In 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 in the Clooney corruption story.
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 pardons 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, sends an anonymous warning to Kenneth Lay, Enron chairman. She says questionable accounting practices would lead the company to “implode in a wave of accounting scandals”.
Sept 2001 Amal Alamuddin enters NYU Law School; clerks for Soros recommended & R2P supporting SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor
Aug 15 2001 Sherron Watkins, an Enron vice-president, sends an anonymous warning to Kenneth Lay, Enron chairman. She says questionable accounting practices would lead the company to “implode in a wave of accounting scandals”.
Oct 12 2001 Nancy Temple, an Andersen lawyer, emails the lead partner in the Houston office to remind him of the firm’s document destruction policy. Andersen describes 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, 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 $350,000 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 Syriana received the 15th annual media award from the Muslim Public Affairs for its positive portrayal of Muslims
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.
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 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
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
June 2007 First phase of Las Ramblas was scheduled to open this month.
June 2007 First phase opening of Las Ramblas scheduled
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
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 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”.
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…”
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 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. Julian Assange cautioned against the relationship between Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. 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, 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. Keep that money all in the family.
Jan 27 2009 Clooney discusses film at Newseum (Good Night and Good Luck)
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
To firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
June 29 2009
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. Also, 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.
Later, in November, 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. Also during that month, on November 13, 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.
In November, future Clooney mother-in-law, Al Jazeera journalist Baria Almuddin, said of Israel, ” The last thing I will ever do in my life is protect Israel or defend Israel.” Clooney’s Fantastic Mr. Fox co-starring Meryl Streep is released in the U.S. on November 3 followed by The Men Who Stare 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, was produced by Smokehouse Pictures, and was directed by Grant Heslov. The following week, on November 12, 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. Just before month’s end, on November 24, Meldman’s CordeValle became a trademark of Cordevalle, L.P.
The year wrapped up with the 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.
By 2010, the Obama admin had no reason to keep the mask of “hope and change” on any longer. The media, Hollywood, public education…they had them all on their side. That meant the time to expand the weaponization of federal agencies against his political opponents could expand. At this time, the admin weaponized the IRS and secretly began “targeting” conservative groups that sought nonprofit tax-exempt status. Another area the admin targeted? Montana and Tim Blixseth. The Montana Democratic Party backed by Eric Holder & Gov Schweitzer
“targeted” Blixseth with a baseless criminal investigation. A more recent development of a Yellowstone case was a whistleblower who claimed 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 DOJ criminal investigators. In other Meldman news, 2010 saw him expand his 1% resort empire with Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club opening in the Bahama’s and The Madison Club opens in La Quinta, CA. Finally, Eric Schmidt attended his first Clinton Global Initiative meeting.
2010 was also the year of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. On January 12, Sean Penn in collaboration with Diana Jenkins established the J/P Haitian Relief Organization . On Jan 22 2010, George Clooney hosted the “Hope for Haiti” telethon. Cindy and Rande were there, too!
On that same day, 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. On that same day, Haiti-Based WIN Group and SEACOR Holdings began an emergency project to “restore import capability at Haiti’s major bulk fuels terminal”. 4 days later, on Jan 29, 2010, Laura Silsby was arrested with 9 other American nationals attempting to steal 33 children from Haiti. On 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. The Clintons raised a lot of money while many children…and the money…went missing after this disaster. More on that throughout the timeline….
In March, Sanela Diana Jenkins raised $1M for Clinton Foundation for Haiti. On the 18th, 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. In May, Bono suffered a spinal injury.
In June, because Uranium One owns mining interests are in several states within the US, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State has to sign off on giving Rosatom a majority ownership share in Uranium One. June 3 Russian Oligarch Ruben Vardanyan joined Joule Energy’s board. On June 6, 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
On June 16, 2010, Clooney pal Nicole Kidman works with Clooney sponsor Omega to Benefit UNIFEM. The next month, on July 15, 2010 Meldman’s Spanish Oaks was forced into foreclosure/closed to members. Also this month, Mark Rachesky swaps debt for equity in Lions Gate thus diluting Carl Ichan’s position. July 12 Hugh Hefner Picks Metro Detroit Firm to Help Take Playboy Enterprises Private . That company? Rizvi Traverse Management LLC which in 2005, through its Rizvi Opportunistic Equity Fund, “helped recapitalize Beverly Hills, CA based International Creative Management Inc., one of the largest talent agencies in the world.”
As for “satellites” and “spying”, and internal email dated September 2, 2010 entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” claims “global intelligence company Stratfor claims Obama’s then-Homeland Security adviser John Brennan was targeting journalists.” Remember this when “fakenews” enters the pop culture lexicon. Also in September, Clooney’s pal Bono’s ONE foundation came under fire for giving little more than 1% of its funds to charity. More spying… in October of 2010 The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) was conceived. It’s intent was to pressure policymakers by urging the public to act. Eric Schmidt’s Google and the Internet strategy firm Trellon, LLC collaborate to design the web platform.
Lionsgate news rounds out the 2010 portion of the timeline. First, on October 9 Carl 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. On the 14th, Lionsgate shareholders snubbed Carl Icahn. They elected their own board. Company founder Frank Giustra was part of the team elected at the annual meeting. Not two weeks later, on December 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.
Moving into 2011, on January 11, a public announcement was made that Podesta was joining the Joule Unlimited Board of Directors. The following week, on January 18, 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.” A month later, on February 7, 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.
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”
On Februray 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.” The following month, on March 10, 2011 the original developer reclaims Spanish Oaks out of foreclosure.
Also in March, on the 11th, 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. Later, on May 5, 2011 Wikileaks Global Intelligence Files email from Austin Theater to Robert Reinfrank of Stratfor, an American geopolitical intelligence platform, introduced Jim Ritts formerly of DEN, as Incoming Director for the Paramount Theater of Austin, TX
On 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 above, 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. A month later, in June, 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. on 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“.
In Meldman’s world around this time, on 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.
A month later, on August 20, 2011 Icahn Finally Ends His Battle with Lions Gate on to have Mark Rachesky named Lionsgate Co-Chairman on September 15, 2011. Also in September, 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”. Then on September 23, Rusanano announced it would make an approximately $35 million investment to Podesta and Vardanyan’s Joule Unlimited.
A few final events worth nothing to round out 2011 occurred. First, on October 3 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.Then on November 19, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is captured after hiding in Nigeria. Then on December 13 Rusanano’s board authorized Anatoly Chubais to serve concurrently on the boards of both Joule Global Holdings and Joule Global Foundation. 2011 saw Bono’s ONE and (RED) partnered for World AIDS day. Finally, in late 2011, Diana and Roger Jenkins divorced.
Some Clooney affiliated “charity” notes are worth mentioning in the 2011/2012 fiscal year. First, 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. Also in this fiscal year, 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”.
2012-January 13 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.
Summit’s investors previously received a $200-million dividend as part of a recapitalization in early 2011.” Participant Media and Jeff Skoll have close ties to Soros and Media Matters. Clooney was Participant Media’s primary star early on with politically charged films like “Syriana”. Rizvi comes up again later.
On Febrary 2, Joule Unlimited elected Anatoly Chubais to its Board of Directors. On February 7, 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. Also on Feb 7, 2012 Meldman’s CordeValle resort hosted its first “Solve for X” event for Google. Eric Schmidt & Sergey Brin were in attendance before “Stratfor Leaks: Google Ideas Director Involved in ‘Regime Change’ ” is noted on March 4, 2012.
On March 12, 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 By May of 2012, Diana Jenkins’ ex, Roger Jenkins, had embarked on a short fling with Elle Macpherson. That same month, Clooney hosted “Starmaggedon” at his home in Los Angeles, a $15 million dollar Obama fundraiser.
June 13 Clooney’s political connections get his pal Meldman some help in Montana with 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.”
Just over two weeks later, on June 28, 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.
Tragedy then struck on August 4, 2012 when 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”. Several days later, on August 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. A few months later, on November 22, 2012 “One American was killed and as many as four people were injured after a helicopter crashed near Meldman’s Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club.” One of the survivors was Jeffrey Soffer, Elle Machperson’s ex.
September 18, Senator Patrick Leahy presented the Scholar Rescue Fund founders Jarkecki, Kaufman, Russo and George Soros with the “Humanitarian” Award for leadership in creating the fund. Then on October 11 Clooney blamed a “youtube” video and the first amendment for the Benghazi terror attack: “and that’s the unfortunate thing. ..But the simple truth is that in order to make (democracy) work, the idiots get to have their say, too. And that’s unfortunate”. The next day, Argo was released in the U.S. It is “a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck about the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, under the guise of filming a science fiction film during the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis.” Despite its praise, Argo has been criticized for some specific inaccuracies, in particular for minimizing the role of the Canadian embassy in the rescue, for falsely showing that the Americans were turned away by the British and New Zealand embassies, and for exaggerating the danger the group faced during events preceding their escape from the country.” Huma Abedin “instrumental” in making movie, according to star Ben Affleck, who also said of Hollywood “narrative crafting” of actual historical events, “Because we say it’s based on a true story, rather than this is a true story, we’re allowed to take some dramatic license”. Michelle Obama presented the Best Film award at the Oscars when it won.
November 6, 2012 Obama won re-election. Before the year was over, he signed the Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 Then on December 27, Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who had classified knowledge as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, publicly warned of the “back-door search loophole” or searches of incidental collection of innocent Americans. Another event of note in 2012? Bono’s ONE acquire (RED) as a division of ONE.
2013 Casamigos founded “by accident” is founded by George Clooney and his best pals Rande Gerber, accused sexual assault and business partner to Donald Trump, and Michael Meldman, he of the “kid friendly resorts of the 1%” who gets away with destroying the environment in order to do so because the “correct” people make money off of it.
2013 Ted Hartley, husband of Dina Merrill, the woman who sold Mar-A-Largo to Trump, was appointed chairman of the board of Orbis International, which merged with OMEGA in 2011. Cindy Crawford is a spokesperson for OMEGA and will become one for Orbis. Also in 2013, the chief executive of the New America Foundation appointed is Jared Cohen’s former boss at the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, Anne-Marie Slaughter. In England, Amal Clooney’s alma mater, St. Hugh’s, is sued for choosing applicants based on their ability to pay Then in 2013, mega-resort community Discovery Land Company (Meldman) “bought in and took the lead on Silo Ridge in New York
as it roared back to life …Something that continues to trouble locals about Silo Ridge is its attempt to appropriate the aesthetic and character of the Hudson Valley without participating in the community that crafted that style in the first place.” This will turn into yet another Meldman resort that uses political influence to have lawsuits quashed and environmental laws overlooked to make big cash while his pal Clooney is preaching to the world about the “environment” and big corporations making big money.
In what will become a major point of possible political espionage, on January 7, 2013 Google’s Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen and Gov Bill Richardson of NM visited North Korea China, and Burma. It was said they “might be conducting, in one way or another, ‘back-channel diplomacy’ for Washington”. Consider that also in 2013, the Obama administration’s penchant for spying ON IT’S OWN CITIZENS ramped up. In January, as Schmidt was in North Korea, two forensics examinations confirmed unauthorized remote intrusions and monitoring of CBS news reporter Sheryl Attkisson’s work and personal computers. As the Obama administration was spying on reporters, it was prosecuting CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou for leaking to a reporter info about the CIA’s secret torture program. On January 23, he became the first CIA officer convicted of providing classified information to a reporter.
Big news in February when, on the 23rd, Pope Benedict stepped down to make way for student of Marxist ideology Pope Francis. Later, in March, 2013 Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer got engaged. On March 5, Lionsgate named 22-year industry veteran Andrew Kramer to be Chief Operating Officer, International Distribution. He joined Lionsgate in April after his contract at The Weinstein Company (TWC) expired. Then on March 12, 2013, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified to Congress, falsely stating that intelligence officials were not collecting mass data on tens of millions of Americans.
In April, Assange claimed Schmidt & Cohen made “…many bold assertions…in their book…“The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business”….Google is steadily becoming the internet for many people. Its influence on the choices and behavior of the totality of individual human beings translates to real power to influence the course of history”. In addition, a secret gov memo exposed by NSA’s Snowden discussed how the U.S. was collecting information “directly from the servers of …Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”
On April 12, the government Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Agency (FISA) court secretly approved the latest FBI request to continue obtaining daily telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers. The judge ordered Verizon to turn over the information to the National Security Agency (NSA). This directly contradicted Clapper’s March 12 testimony to Congress.
In Melman’s world, on April 26, 2013 Ana Tamayo filed a discrimination suit against CordeValle Golf Club LLC & CordeValle L.P. while on May 2, 2013 in a letter addressed to the U.S. DOJ states that Burkle, Byrne and Schweitzer funneled more than $1.2 million through the Democratic Governor’s Association in 2008 to the Montana Democratic Party for the benefit of Schwitzer’s re-election campaign a week before, on May 10, 2013 after longstanding denials, the IRS admitted to and apologized for targeting Republican Tea Party groups for mischief, which included discussing developing pretenses for prosecution, leading up to the 2012 election.
In May, we get more spying on Americans and journalists by the Obama adminstration. On May 13, the Associated Press (AP) publicly announced that it learned of the Justice Department’s secret subpoena of phone records for 20 AP reporters, in a leak investigation. Attorney General Holder personally approved the subpoenas, which were issued to Verizon rather than AP. AP calls it a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into news-gathering operations. In addition, on May 17 Fox News learned that the Justice Department secretly labeled reporter James Rosen a possible “criminal co-conspirator” and “flight-risk” in obtaining warrants to monitor Rosen’s State Department movements, phone records and emails in a leak investigation starting in 2011. All of this becomes a huge issue after Trump’s victory, not to mention the “our parents are journalists so we support free speech” soapbox from which the Clooneys will eventually preach.
Then came the few days in London when the Clooney marriage was arranged. On May 26, 2013, George Clooney dined at Loulou’s in London with “friends” including former flame Monika Jakisic, and then two days later on May 28, 2013 Assange attorney Amal Alamuddin organized the launch for Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen’s book “The New Digital Age” also in London.
Then summer brought several developments. First President Obama appointed Comey as the seventh director of the FBI. Then on June 6, at a hearing, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, asks Attorney General Eric Holder if the NSA spies on members of Congress. Holder answers that the NSA has no “intent” to spy on Congress. In July, the U.S. District Court of Nevada orders Bundy to remove his cattle from public land within 45 days and says the U.S. can seize and impound any remaining cattle. Then on July 11 Sergei Magnitsky was found guilty posthumously of tax fraud by a Moscow court, as was his former boss, US-born fund manager Bill Browder of Hermitage Capital Management
Also in July, Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer wed followed by more Blixseth news. On July 10, 2013 Judge Bruce A. Markell dismissed a bankruptcy judgment against real estate developer Tim Blixseth….”Allegations of fraud against Attorney General Eric Holder, other top Justice officials, several prominent Dem operatives – including a major contributor to Hillary Clinton – and Credit Suisse Bank had been re-ignited by this judge’s decision” that also apparently derailed the U.S. Senate bid of a former Dem governor when on July 13, 2013 it was announced that the Democrats lost their top Senate candidate in Montana, former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, which added to their 2014 challenge to keep the chamber. Also on July 13, President Morsi of Egypt, installed as a result of Obama’s Arab Spring, was deposed in a coup.
On July 16, Nespresso (who received benefits of coffee fields after South Sudan split and then named Clooney their $40M spokesman) and Techonserve (of which George Soros’s brother Paul was a 20 year board member) launched a partnership to “improve the livelihoods of smaller coffee farmers while creating a more ‘sustainable’ source of supply for Nespresso”. Nespresso convened its first “Sustainability Advisory Board, which will provide insight and recommendations to enhance Nespresso’s long-term sustainability strategy. The board is composed of experts and thought leaders in the area of sustainability, including TechnoServe President and CEO Bruce McNamer”…and George Clooney? Yes, he is on the board as a “thought leader”. He’s so worried about “sustainability” and the environment, perhaps he should have a talk with his Casamigos developer friend, Mike Meldman? Of course not. “Green” = $$$.
The following month, Amal Alamuddin named “Britain’s Hottest Woman Barrister” and Ibrahim Halawa, son of Hussein Halawa, the leading Muslim Brotherhood cleric in Ireland, became caught up in the violent Egyptian military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Aug 2013 after taking part in protests. Amal Clooney will eventually sign on to defend this member of the Muslim Brotherhood. oO August 2, 2013 Clooney ranted against Third Point’s Dan Loeb. Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures production company had a contract with Sony’s entertainment division. He publicly opposed Loeb’s proposal to split Sony‘s entertainment and electronics businesses, arguing that such a split would increase profits. He said, “[Loeb] calls himself an activist investor, and I would call him a carpet bagger, and one who is trying to spread a climate of fear that pushes studios to want to make only tent poles” . Forget that Clooney make a good living working for an “activist investor” in Soros and supported a political carpetbagger in Hillary Clinton as senator from New York.
Less than two weeks later, on August 7, CBS News publicly announced confirmation of Attkisson’s computer intrusions. The next week, on August 13, Pope Francis started the Scholas Occurrentes, which the Clooneys would join during their “refugee movement” later. Approximately two weeks after that, on August 29, 2013 Clooney arrived in Cipriani to promote Gravity during the Venice Film Festival wearing a T-shirt advertising his Casamigos Tequila. Podesta pal Marina Abramovic attended the premiere.
In the fall, on September 26, 2013 Eric Schmidt of Google attended the “Pulse of Today’s Global Economy” panel talk at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. The next day, People magazine was given a story to publish about George seemingly laundering $14 million to his pals and paying their taxes that year in order to remind the world he’s a “great guy”. Keep in mind several of these “pals” like Rande Gerber were already millionaires. In October, the Casamigos Villas make the cover of Architectural Digest while in Nevada, the court reaffirms that Bundy has no legal right to graze the federal land and, again, directs him to remove his cattle within 45 days, ordering Bundy not to interfere with an impoundment action. On October 4 was the U.S. release of Clooney’s Gravity co-starring Sandra Bullock, directed by Alfonso Curaon, and produced by Esperanto Filmoj & Heyday Films.
Later, November 8, 2013 was deemed a Big Pay Day for Twitter Investor Suhail Rizvi Sources told CNBC that “Rizvi…has sold its equity stake in talent agency ICM, and in “Twilight” producer Summit Entertainment, which sold to Lionsgate.” Rizvi’s biggest individual client is Prince Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia who invested $300 million pre-IPO in Twitter through Traverse. On November 20, Montana bankruptcy Judge Kirscher was given a 6 month term extension.
Also in November, Jony Ive and Marc Newson hosted an auction at Sotheby’s to raise millions for RED’s Global Fund to Fight AIDS. The event was attended by celebrities including Bono, The Edge, Hayden Panettiere, and Courtney Love. To wrap up the year, On Dec 10, 2013 it was announced that “ATC MAKENA HOLDINGS, LLC (made up of NY based real estate investment firm and fund manager AREA Property Partners, Honolulu-based hotel investor and operator Trinity Investments LLC and developer Stanford Carr’s Honolulu-based Stanford Carr Development) is partnering with Discovery Land Co. request a Special Management Area Use Permit for the proposed Makena Resort H-M Project, the redevelopment of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort property into a new resort”. A week later, on December 10, 2013 Dasha Valdez, wife of Soffer’s best friend Lance Valdez, filed a lawsuit alleging Soffer was responsible for Valdez’s death in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas at Meldman’s resort the prior year. The year rounded out on New Year’s Eve with a “soft opening” for Meldman’s Chileno Bay Golf & Beach Club in Cabo.
To wrap up 2013 politically, first John Podesta’s resignation from Joule boards. In addition, the Obama admin and Azerbaijan signed a final investment decision as part of the Southern Gas Corridor. On December 29, Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy was arrested for conspiring against the Egyptian government with the Muslim Brotherhood. Amal Clooney eventually comes to represent this member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Maybe her mom pulled strings since she works for Al Jazeera? Also in December the Lower Court of European Court of Human Rights ruled 5-2 that Switzerland violated Dogu Pernicek’s freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Hard to believe, but Amal Clooney will lead the prosecution of this name on appeal. Yes, she actively works to QUELL FREE SPEECH on an international stage. Je Suis Charlie, indeed.
2014. The Clooney/Alamuddin relationship goes public culminating with the three day wedding extravaganza in Italy in September. As such, lots of connections between all of these seemingly unrelated Casamigos storylines start to come together.
First, Clooney’s “Enough Project” released a report on war lordism and the mines of the Congo. via a provision that required any company using “conflict materials’ to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and publish their supply chain to shame them into using materials from which warlords and militias would not benefit thus loosening their control over the locals in the area. Keep this word “shame” in mind. Once Amal enters the pictures, it comes up a lot. Anyway, ironically enough (or not), the villagers in the Congo called this provision “Obama’s Law” which set off a chain of events that has propelled millions of miners and their families deeper into poverty. In addition, Congo is where the majority of the world’s cobalt is found for Tesla’s electric cars. It is mined with child labor and has created an environmental disaster. More on that later.
Also in 2014, the Orange Revolution began in the Ukraine. Pro Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. Clooney, as a Soros/Clinton/Obama mouthpiece,did a press junket for The Monuments Men wearing a Yulia Tymonshenko t-shirt.
February 5, 2014 Trump pal Steve Schwartzman, Jeff Koons, on the board of directors for the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, & Sprit Cooker Marina Abramovic attend the Monuments Men premiere at the Zeigfeld. On February 25, 2014 Amal Alamuddin attends the White House premier of the Monuments Men as an unregistered guest. By April, the press started to investigate Amal Alamuddin’s connection to Julian Assange .
April 2014 the engagement is announced. The ‘ethically mined diamond” became all the rage.
Never an issue in his decades long career prior to Amal entering the picture, on June 25, 2014 Clooney was granted two new protection laws for his formerly John Kerry owned lakefront villa in Lake Como Italy, ahead of the wedding. Meanwhile, on August 4, 2014 Lionsgate paid a $7.5 million settlement in Carl Icahn Takeover fallout. Then the weekend circus in Venice to celebrate the end of bachelorhood for Clooney who, by all accounts, was grounded by the greatest human rights attorney of all time even though no one had ever heard of her.
September 27, 2014 was the big day. While hotel staff were obliged to sign a nondisclosure agreement, several details did leak of the grand ceremony. “Privacy”, it seemed, was a main concern to the Clooneys. They were worried about “hackers” and “leakers”. Seems almost laughable what with their satellites spying on the world, some in conjunction with Imran Awan’s mother-in-law, their eventual close dealings with Eric Schmidt and Google, and Amal having Julian Assange as a client. In any event, the Casamigos and Enough Project crews were represented. Not a whole lot of famous others.
The next month, an October 10, 2014 headline read Welcome to Sonning, Mr & Mrs Clooney The Clooneys set up shop in the U.K. It is supposedly where she works. It had also overtaken NYC as the top financial center in the world. Therefore, many of the world’s top political and economic players own homes and have professional entities based there. The average price of a property in the exclusive, private area of Sonning where the Clooneys live run from “1.04 – $2.3 million” with a few larger properties that go for a bit more. The Clooney property is one…for $16 million. Prime Minister May and Led Zepplin guitarist Jimmy Page live there. This becomes important in the next piece on pedophilia and trafficking.
To round out the year, Bono was involved in a “high energy bicycle accident” when he attempted to avoid another rider. Bono was rushed to NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center‘s Emergency Department and underwent “multiple X-rays and CAT scans” followed by five hours of surgery. Bono suffered fractures of the shoulder blade, humerus, orbit and pinky finger. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, stated that “[Bono] was taken urgently to the operating room… where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.” Bono posted to U2’s official website, “As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again,” as reported in Cycling Weekly
In 2015, ONE worked with Action/2015 and Project Everyone to promote the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development around the world so citizens can hold leaders to account in delivering them the UN’s Agenda 21 by 2030. This as Clinton pal and Haiti child trafficker Laura Silsby returned to Idaho, married and took the name Gayler. She is currently employed by software company AlertSense as their VP of Marketing. AlertSense works with Fed Gov on FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS). One of IPAWS functions is to issue Amber Alerts during kidnapping events. On Feb 10 2015 a select group of Omega clients were invited to NYC to attend a screening of Omega’s new Film “Hospital in the Sky” featuring the Orbis Foundation and Omega Ambassador Cindy Crawford. This initiative is chaired by former Mar-A-Lago’s owner Dina Merrill’s husband, Ted Hartley.
As we see all of the seemingly random events over the last decade or so slowly come together up until now, their merging seems to take off at rapid speed. It is now only a little over 18 months until Hillary Clinton’s coronation. March of 2015 is where it all starts to get interesting.
In March, Bono’s ONE campaign launched “Poverty is Sexist”. One activist associated with this? Malala Yousafzai. Celebrities associated with it? Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Elton John, and Shonda Rimes. On March 10, 2015 the Clooneys launch their the “100 LIVES” initiative at a launch party in New York City. “The Aurora Prize” is the vision of Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan; this board of directors is a who’s who of the Clinton/Giustra Foundation Uranium One/Podesta Joule/Skolkovo deals.
Afeyan and Vardanyan’s bios for Joule as well as a Podesta email from Wikileaks to John from Afeyan:
Then a few days later, on March 15, 2015 Trump announced and exploratory committee for a 2016 Presidential Bid
Then, on March 27, 2015 George and Amal Clooney “hold hands after having dinner at Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans’s Sutton Place residence in New York City. George can be seen holding Evan’s book “American Century”. ” Switching gears, on April 6, 2015 Cliven Bundy’s son Dave is arrested by federal agents along state Route 170 and cited for misdemeanor refusing to disperse and resisting arrest. He is jailed then released the next day. Then back to Clooney’s pal Obama whose admin on April 15, 2015, it was reported, “Consolidates SigInt/ComInt Surveillance of Trump Campaign”. Meanwhile, in Montana, Obama reappointed bankruptcy Judge Kirscher to a second term. The great “humanitarians” then gather to sit with “normal folk” at RED “humanitarian” pal Bono’s concert in LA on May 31 just before Clooney’s op-ed in the NY Times pushed for the rest of us to “fair share” our wealth to his “humanitarian” projects in “Africa” via the UN.
June 16, 2015 Trump Announces Candidacy for President
Then, on July 2, 2015 Blixseth of Meldman’s Yellowstone Club will stay in jail until Obama’s re-appointed federal judge is satisfied that he understands what happened to the money from a Mexican resort sold in violation of a court order. As Blixseth sits in prison, we eventually discover that in August the Obama Admin “Commences Regular Intel Reporting on Trump Campaign”. While Meldman’s foe is in prison, all three members of the Casamigos crew head to Ibiza on Aug 23, 2015 with their significant others for the Spanish launch of their tequila .
While they’re in Ibiza, Hillary ” Hillary Clinton Returning to L.A. for (Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman) Rob Friedman-Hosted Fundraiser ” on August 25.
In September of 2015, Clooney announces his latest spying endeavor, The Sentry . The Sentry is “a team of policy analysts, regional experts, and financial forensic investigators that follows the money in order to create consequences for those funding and profiting from genocide or other mass atrocities in Africa, and to build leverage for peace”. Follow the money, alright. The most notable individuals involved in this project besides Clooney are the aforementioned Ruben Vardanyan, Frank Giustra, and Hans Zimmer. The most notable foundations that “help” are two of Clooneys (Not On Our Watch and the Aurora Prize) and the Carnegie Corporation, which is led by the aforementioned Vartan Gregorian. Finally, there is Sir Tom Hunter, who heads the Scottish version of the Clinton Foundation called, understandably, the Hunter Foundation which, in fact, teamed up with the Clinton Foundation in Africa to ‘help” the less fortunate…much like the Clinton Foundation did, it seems. The address for The Sentry? Same as the Center for American “Progress”:
The Sentry, C/O Enough Project, Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW 10th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia , DC 20005
The next month, with Franz Humer, chairman of Diageo at this time, already on Clooney’s “The Sentry” project, on October 6, 2015 Clooney, Crawford and Gerber Launch Casamigos in London. Later we will find that Humer’s Diageo is the company which eventually purchases Casamigos for a billion dollars.
Later that month, on October 20, 2015, Amal Clooney & Jared Genser write an op-ed demanding Obama pass the “Global Magnitsky Act” to help with Nasheed’s case in the Maldives. This act becomes the central focus of the meeting in 2017 between Donald Trump Jr and Russian agents used in the “collusion” efforts to impeach Trump. Putin’s response to this act has been to ban Americans from adopting Russian children.
On November 12, 2015 George Clooney’s Tequila Company Denies Mexican Distillery is a Sweatshop This was just a few days before, on November 15, 2015 that Fusion GPS “Leverages Local (DC & MD) Russian ‘Contacts’ (spies) to Find Derogatory Information on Trump Campaign Personnel Creating Significant Gossip and Chatter Picked Up by Obama Admin Surveillance Team ” 2 days later, November 17, 2015 Frank Giustra is said to be “Helping Refugees in Lesbos, Greece”
Rounding out 2015, Omega celebrated it’s 20 year partnership with Cindy Crawford on December 1 as Bono’s ONE and (RED) hosted a concernt at Carnegie Hall to encourage the world to hit the UN’s Agenda 21 Sustainable Development Goals, and Clooney’s “100 Lives Initiative” announced the “Amal Clooney Scholarship” on December 16th.
Kicking off the new year, Amal showed up for pics in Washington D.C with her colleague Jared Genser as he dropped off a list “provided to the U.S. government for sanctions targets (which) is clear and detailed, based on independent reporting of NGOs and media.” Across the country, on January 26, a protestor was shot dead and “eight others arrested, including the Bundy brothers. Police then surrounded the refuge, and Ammon Bundy issues a statement through his attorney calling for the remaining militants to stand down and go home.” Many similarities between the Bundy ranch situation and the Tim Blixseth/Mike Meldman resort case exist. They will become clearer in a bit.
In February, the Clooneys are appointed King and Queen of the manufactured (Syria) “refugee” crisis. On February 12, 2016, they spoke to Syrian refugees in meeting with Soros’s International Rescue Committee headed by David Miliband after meeting with Angela Merkel earlier in the day to discuss Germany’s support for “refugees”.
Meanwhile back in Montana, on Feb 16, 2016 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ralph Kirscher announced his abrupt retirement. Five days later, emails showed Democrat Governor Bullock’s office quietly influenced ‘dark money’ rules.
March marked some more big money projects for Meldman’s 1% pals. On March 9, 2016 the $500 million Silo Ridge project breaks ground in NY. Then, on March 31, 2016, “Discovery Land Co. said Thursday that the $300 million redevelopment of the Makena Golf & Beach Club will create 400 new construction jobs, and that about 20 percent of the 385 employees who will be affected by the hotel’s closure will remain at the resort to assist with operations….The company plans to begin construction shortly after the resort closes July 1. The project will take approximately two to three years to complete, Divita said.” Not bad for a “frat boy”. In other news this month, on March 16, 2016 Clooney’s “Enough” project chairman John Podesta Email Account was hacked using a common phishing scam which was easy since his password was “password”.
April is a very busy month for the corrupt Casamigos clan. First, on April 7th, Harry Reid (D-NV) attacks the Bundys from the Senate floor. He calls for Gold Butte “protection”. Then on April 9th, Amal returns to the Hill to get Congressional “help” on Nasheed’s case in the Maldives from Senators John McCain and Patrick Leahy. This was two days before Franz Humer stepped down as Diageo’s chairman. 4 days later it is announced that Clooney and Gerber sold their “Twin Mexican Mansions” neighboring beach retreats in Michael Meldman’s El Dorado gated community for $100 million. Why? Restlessness, they say. To whom? A “Mexican billionaire”who has yet to be identified.
That same day, on April 15th, the Clooneys hold the first of two mutli-million dollar fundraisers for the Hillary Victory Fund. George justifies away the $343,000/couple pricetag since the funds are used for “down ticket democrats”. We discover later that it really was a money laundering scheme to Clinton and the DNC as the Fund is currently under FEC investigation. The next day, as the Clooneys hold another 1% illegal elitist shakedown for Hillary in San Francisco with Shervin Pishevar , former Department of Defense Officials provide the Clinton campaign with summaries of the Obama Administration’s Intelligence Reports on the Trump Campaign.
On April 24, George attends the Aurora Dialogues in Armenia with Carnegie Foundation Islamic Trojan Horse in the American Public Education System Vartan Gregorian and Podesta/Clinton Russian pals Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan. The following day, Amal Clooney feels the need to tell the world that she knows what American values are when she gives a television interview stating Trump doesn’t represent them.
In May, we see several pieces of the puzzle come together. First, the “humanitarian refugee” organization with which the Clooneys work, the International Rescue Committee, led by David Miliband’s, gets caught up in a corruption probe. The next day at the Cannes Film Festival, Clooney declares “There’s not gonna be a President Trump….Not Gonna Happen”. With the election rigging he knew was happening against Bernie Sanders and the superdelegates and the intelligence to which he had access, this seemed a pretty safe bet.
The end of May, on the 24th, Amal Clooney & Eric Schmidt of Google appeared at Google Zietgeist’s “Leaders of our Time”. Google becomes a primary player in the Clooney’s “refugee” experiment. Schmidt also comes to play a primary role in attempting to get Hillary Clinton elected before becoming a Trump target after the election. The following week, on May 30, 2016 Cindy Crawford ex Richard Gere, Clooney co-star and Weinstein favorite Salma Hayek, & the Clooneys meet the Pope regarding “education” especially of “refugee children”.
Just as it seemed the Clooneys were ready to assume their position as top mouthpieces for the UN global governing body as population redistributors/human traffickers, SCOTUS provided a setback when in June of 2016, the high court split on Obama’s amnesty, sending it back to the lower court’s decision rendering it null. June 16th the Fusion GPS dossier confirmed a DNC insider leak of information to Wikileaks, NOT Russia. On the same day, the James Comey led FBI were provided with an In-Progress Version of the Dossier and were tipped-off “Regarding the Existence of the Obama Admin Intel Reports on the Trump Campaign and Commences Counter-Intel Investigation”. The 17th, Missoula, MT announces it’s on the verge of opening an IRC office.
June 23, 2016 SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD: THE CITIZENS OF BRITAIN VOTE TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Amal Clooney’s pal Prime Minister David Cameron allowed the vote thinking it would be defeated soundly, thus solidifying the U.K.’s role in the E.U. It never occurred to them the citizens would vote for sovereignty over globalism.
June 27 Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets in secret with former President Bill Clinton. The meeting, caught by a rogue reporter, forces Lynch to step away from the Clinton probe. Meanwhile, back in Montana, on June 28th, Tim Blixseth “filed a sweeping freedom of information request with Gov. Steve Bullock’s office Monday, seeking correspondence between Bullock with six other people, including former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, and employees of the governor’s office, Department of Environmental Quality and Attorney General’s office.”
July 2016 Trump wins Republican nomination for President
On July 5, 2016 FBI Director James Comey said Clinton’s handling of classified information was “extremely careless” but gave a news conference to announce that the FBI would not be recommending charges against her. The next day, on July 6, 2016 AG Lynch accepted the FBI’s recommendation not to charge Clinton with, among other things, deleting 33,000 emails.
The month ends with two big democrat get togethers…in Italy. On July 31, Nancy Pelosi flies to Italy with a bunch of prominent democrats and Archbishop Silvano Tomasito to discuss the “refugee crisis” the same day the Clooneys host a “Darfur fundraiser” in Italy. Keep in mind anything related to Clooney’s “Enough Project” is chaired by John Podesta and housed under George Soros’s Center for American “Progress”.