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‘US intelligence needs prosecutions to get more budget dollars’

Original article: US intelligence needs prosecutions to get more budget dollars’ By RT Posted on: October 30, 2014

The article below is an excerpt from a live interview during a featured program titled, In The Now hosted by Anissa Naouai. I have attached the video of the entire show below the Russia Today article, as well as several of the articles that I referenced during my interview.

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (AFP Photo)

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (AFP Photo)

There is competition among 17 US intelligence agencies – they catch people whether it is within the law or not to get part of the multi-billion ‘black budget,’ George Mapp, an investigative journalist, said on RT’s In the Now show.

The FBI has acknowledged it faked an AP story to snare a suspect in a series of school bomb threats in 2007. However, the agency denied earlier allegations that it spoofed a Seattle Times web page as part of the investigation. Both the Associated Press and the Seattle Times objected to the FBI’s actions.

Back in June 2007, police in suburban Lacey, near Olympia, asked the bureau for help after a series of bomb threats that led to several evacuations at Timberline High School. The FBI in Seattle said they lured the 15-year-old suspect into revealing the location and IP of his computer by sending a link that led to a fake AP story about the bomb threats. By clicking on the link, the suspect helped agents to identity him.

Documents obtained by the Electronic Freedom Foundation suggested that the story was posted on a fake Seattle Times site, but Seattle FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said on Tuesday it was wrong and there was no reference to The Seattle Times.


READ MORE: FBI pretended to be Seattle newspaper in order to hack suspect’s computer

RT: The FBI claims their goals are to catch criminals and terrorists. What can you say on this subject?

George Mapp: When you are operating outside the law, there’s a couple of problems here with that. First of all, the person who was arrested was a minor. If you catch somebody or entrap them in a potential crime using illegal methods then what does it mean to the prosecution? Is it still legal? So there are a lot of problems with that.

The DEA set up a fake Face Book page

The DEA set up a fake Face Book page

RT: The FBI is a secret agency and the line is always fine on what they can do legally and illegally. Do you have any understanding of further tactics that they use here trying to catch suspects?

GM: If there is a line, it is very blurred, if it exists at all. This is not just the FBI. Approximately about a week ago, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) was using a fake Facebook profile to potentially catch a suspect. And Facebook said that the DEA violated their user agreement. I think in 2013, the DEA was using intelligence gathered in wiretaps to catch American citizens. They came under fire because they were accused of gaining that intelligence illegally. There is a huge problem, you have 17 intelligence agencies in the United States and there is a lot of competition. When you think about the black budget, it is in billions, $50 plus billion. There is a lot competition among the agencies to get part of the budget dollars. So they need prosecutions, they need arrest. It seems like the line keeps getting crossed or keeps getting moved out. It seems like there are no boundaries, there is this bravado among some of the agencies. The way they have been behaving lately is this“cowboy” attitude that will catch people by any means necessary, whether it is within the law or not.


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RT: The Seattle Times, of course, got a good amount of PR. Do you think this case should draw attention to violations in terms of these tactics?

GM: I definitely think it will. The story is gaining attention and that is because it’s the media. Where does this end or what will this lead to – next time possibly there will be stories written that might not be true by intelligence agencies to try to catch suspects or smoke them out. When the media is involved like this, without their permission or without their knowledge, it is very scary.

RT: The FBI claims that they didn’t use the logo of The Seattle Times. Is there going to be a case for them? If the FBI says they didn’t do this how can you prove it?

GM: Exactly. There are a lot of legal issues here. And there is a big problem in our society – not just with intelligence agencies but with corporations, its technology and the laws. The legal system in this country hasn’t kept pace with the rapid advance in technology. If you are arrested by police officer – we are seeing now cases in the Supreme Court – can they access your technology, your smart phone without your permission? I think there is going to be a lot more issues about technology and wiretaps intelligence being used and gathered on Americans. See the NSA and Snowden. It just keeps happening again and again. It is not just the FBI, it’s the NSA, the CIA, the DEA special ops division. There is a combination of the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and IRS (Internal Revenue Service)… they were gathering intelligence on Americans. Some people are accusing them of gathering it illegally to build cases. If you are building cases and prosecuting people in a court of law, is that really due process if you are entrapping or catching people illegally?


The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Video segment of RT’s In The Now

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Further Reading:

Seattle Times ‘Outraged’ Over FBI’s Fake Story To Catch Bomb-Threat Suspect http://huff.to/1tf5oPJ
Facebook demands DEA stop using fake profile pages to conduct investigations | http://fxn.ws/1t0KxjO
Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans http://reut.rs/15xWJwG
The Black Budget: Explore top secret U.S. intelligence funding http://wapo.st/theblackbudget

SkyPotrol.Net Exclusive: U.S. Court Of Appeals v. Viktor Bout: EXHIBIT’S A-G

Viktor Bout in Marion, IL Federal Penitentiary -- taken October 2012

Viktor Bout in Marion, IL Federal Penitentiary — taken October 2012

Viktor Bout’s defense attorney, Albert Y. Dayan, recently filed on 30 January 2013 a 55 page appeal with the U.S. 2nd Circuit court of appeals. The link to the entire document can be found here: Viktor Bout Appeal. Bout and his attorney are appealing his 25 year sentence for conspiracy charges. Bout has mantained his innocence throughout the process.

These exclusive documents are from the U.S. State Department, including State Department Cables, Letters to Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder and between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand.

To the best of my knowledge the following exhibits have not been published or seen other than the judge as well as lawyers for the defense and prosecution. Each exhibit has its own link.








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Further Reading:

World Exclusive: Richard Chichakli: “Australian Prison Is Trying To Poison Me”

World Exclusive: First Marion, IL. Prison Interview with Viktor Bout

Viktor Bout is Fair Game: In the Midst of the Shadow Wars

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness in the Never Ending Viktor Bout Saga

The Half-Truths and Missing Facts of Disarming Viktor Bout: The Chichakli – Schmidle Files

Exclusive: Richard Chichakli Speaks About the Viktor Bout Trial

Viktor Bout Convicted Over Terrorism Charges

Bout’s case – America’s hidden skeletons

Viktor Bout convicted in ‘arms smuggling’ case, may get life

Case closed? Final arguments heard in ‘Merchant of Death’ trial

More DEA Spies and Lies: Opening Statements in the Viktor Bout Trial

Imaginary Crimes: The Never Ending Viktor Bout StoryThe DEA’s Conduit to Viktor Bout Gets a Slap on the Wrist: Andrew Smulian Sentenced to Five Years

Was Viktor Bout’s sentence just?

Viktor Bout Stung By DEA Operation ‘Relentless’: Sentenced to 25 Years

Was Viktor Bout’s sentence just?

This is my live RT America tv interview with anchor Liz Wahl that aired on 5 April 2012, approximately 1 hour after Viktor Bout’s sentencing.


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Additional articles, radio and television interviews about Viktor Bout:

Viktor Bout Stung By DEA Operation ‘Relentless’: Sentenced to 25 Years

Viktor Bout’s Teenage Daughter Pours Her Heart Out To The Judge

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness in the Never Ending Viktor Bout Saga

The Half-Truths and Missing Facts of Disarming Viktor Bout: The Chichakli – Schmidle Files

Exclusive: Richard Chichakli Speaks About the Viktor Bout Trial

Judge Orders Viktor Bout out of Solitary Confinement

Prison Warden to Judge: Viktor Bout Might Plot Prison Break

Viktor Bout is Fair Game: In the Midst of the Shadow Wars

Viktor Bout Convicted Over Terrorism Charges

Bout’s case – America’s hidden skeletons

Viktor Bout convicted in ‘arms smuggling’ case, may get life

Case closed? Final arguments heard in ‘Merchant of Death’ trial

More DEA Spies and Lies: Opening Statements in the Viktor Bout Trial

Imaginary Crimes: The Never Ending Viktor Bout Story

Face to Face with Viktor Bout: Court Room Conversations

Viktor Bout’s Teenage Daughter Pours Her Heart Out To The Judge

Viktor Bout is to be sentenced tomorrow at 4:30pm in room 15C of the Federal Court House in lower Manhattan. That sentence is to be handed out by the Honorable Shira Scheindlin. Viktor’s wife, Alla, and their daughter just recently arrived in the states, finally after encountering some visa delays as well as a 7 hour wait in the airport by authorities. Their request for a six month visa was denied and were only issued a two month visa.

Viktor and Alla Bout sitting together in a court room in Bangkok, October 2010.

Below is the heartfelt letter in full written by Lisa But to judge Scheindlin. Below the letter is a link for the letter as well.

TO: Honorable Shira Scheindlin,

U.S. District Judge,

Southern District, New York

Dear Mrs. Scheindlin,

My name is Lisa But, I am the daughter of Viktor and Alla But, their only child. I am a Russian citizen. I am 17 now. When my father, Viktor But, was arrested, I was 12. I could not come to terms with his arrest then, and I still cannot do it now. The pain of what happened to my father never goes away for long, it is always with me.

In Thailand, I went to the Court hearings and often visited my father in prison. I believed then that soon he would be free and our family would reunite. My father had suffered enough when his business collapsed in the early 2000s. I was too small to understand but now I see how hard it must have been for him to see his world collapse slowly before his very eyes. I felt that it would be unfair for him to go through another turmoil after what he had to face then.

So, when he was in that Bangkok prison, I hoped that the nightmare wouldn’t last, and my hopes were hugely strengthened by my father’s victory in the Court of first instance in Bangkok. But after his extradition all my hopes were ruined.

My family, we are believers. We believe in God and we follow God’s Commandments. My Dad taught me love for human beings around me, and he taught me to be responsible and honest with God, with people surrounding me, and with myself.

The young people of my generation in Russia believe, as I believe, that my father is innocent. I haven’t been experiencing any discrimination or ‘peer pressure’ from my classmates at school or my family’s acquaintances or from people in the street. Quite to the contrary, everybody is trying to help me, to comfort me, they all understand me and my feelings.

When boys and girls of my generation speak of my father’s arrest by American agents, I can feel their disapproval and even aggression towards America, towards US foreign policy and Americans in general. I do not wish these emotions to grow in them into an attitude, if and when some of these boys and girls grow up to become politicians, officers of law or Judges.

My Dad teaches me not to blame Americans for our suffering. He says, it is just a few men and women with an agenda who are to blame, and those few do not represent the American people or America as a nation.

My Dad is a good, kind and wise man, and I miss him greatly in my life. I miss him even more now, when I badly need his word and his advice, his approval and his shoulder to cry on, when I am on the brink of entering the most important and dangerous period in my life, adulthood. I want him back with me, as a part of my life and a participant of its main events. I want him to be actively present, as he always was before the arrest. I want him to be at my graduation, at family gatherings and Birthdays of our friends.

I was in the Courtroom in New York when the DEA agents and their informants testified. They were like actors on stage, saying other mans’ words written for them and learnt by heart. They were saying terrible untrue things that contributed in dark colors to the gloomy painting presented to the Jury by the prosecutors instead of the real man, my father. That painting was a pure image of evil, and it was that image, not the real man, my father, who was finally handed the guilty verdict.

I do not understand and never will, how some people can play games with real human beings’ lives, fate and future. The arrest, and then the verdict, took away from me my Dad, my best friend in this life. They tore apart my little family, which remains a tight and loving family despite the terrible torn wound and the pain we all feel.

I ask God every day to bring us back together again. I love my Mom and my Dad, and I need us to be together. I need my family back.

I know that it may not be the right and correct way to address a Judge, but I do not have any other option. I am asking You to restore my hopes in the future of my family.

Sincerely Yours,


Lisa But’s letter to the judge

U.S. starts negotiations with Taliban

Original link: RT

My live television interview with the RT  Moscow studio via Skype that aired on Sunday 29 January 2012 at 3:16pm, E.S.T.

Watch RT’s full interview with George Mapp

Qatar is hosting a pilot round of negotiations between US officials and Taliban representatives, to discuss steps to put an end to the war in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.

­Unnamed former Taliban officials said that among other issues, the parties would discuss POW transfer from Guantanamo to Qatar.

Kabul expects a delegation from Qatar to visit the Afghan capital to clarify its position in the talks, said High Peace Council Secretary Aminundin Muzaffari.

A delegation of eight Taliban delegates has traveled to Qatar via Pakistan. They are expected to set up a permanent office of the Taliban in Qatar.

The Taliban has not yet provided official comments on the talks, while US officials have not denied the talks are taking place.

Pakistani Taliban fighters hold weapons as they receive training in Ladda, South Waziristan tribal region, in this still image taken from a video (Reuters / Reuters TV)

The New York Times points out that such talks would be impossible without at least the silent approval of Pakistan. This, in turn, could possibly mean that the discord in American-Pakistani relations caused by recent US strikes on Pakistan’s territory, has softened.

However, Sunday’s talks were underscored by a same-day announcement that an Afghan High Peace Council official had been kidnapped by the Taliban in the eastern province of Kunar on Friday.

Mavlawi Shafihullah Shafih, a low-level member of the council, had traveled from Kabul to encourage insurgents to join the nascent peace process in light of the developments in Qatar.

“As soon as he [Shafih] left his car, the Taliban captured him,” said Shahzada Shahid, another member of the 70-member council, who went to the Kunar capital of Asadabad in a bid to free Shafih with the aid of community elders, Reuters reports.

Further highlighting the difficulties inherit in the peace process, the BBC reported Sunday that the Afghan government now intends to meet with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks.  The meeting will preempt the establishment of the Taliban office in Qatar, potentially shifting the focus away from the joint US-Qatari effort.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison camp Delta 1.

“Even if the Taliban office is established in Qatar we will obviously pursue other efforts in the region, including Saudi Arabia and Turkey,” a senior Afghan government official told the network.

“Saudi Arabia has played an important role in the past. We value that and look forward to continued support and contact with Saudi Arabia in continuing the peace process,” he said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai had previously expressed anger at the US and Qatar move to undercut his authority by pushing ahead with the peace process without fully consulting his government.

The first rumors about the US considering peace talks with the Taliban appeared in October 2010, when President Karzai inaugurated the Afghan High Peace Council of 68 people to help bring some understanding between the Taliban and Kabul.

Investigative journalist George Mapp at RT’s New York television studio.

Back then, the Taliban refused to take part in talks until 152,000 US-led foreign troops leave Afghanistan. Then-NATO commander in Afghanistan, US General David Petraeus refused to fulfill this demand.

­It will not be easy for the US to pull off these talks as they have to appease Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban at the same time, investigative journalist George Mapp explained in an interview with RT.

All members have to be involved in the talks for there to be any chance of peace,” he insisted. “I can see some backroom deal between Afghanistan and Pakistan, maybe possibly between the Taliban and Afghanistan, and the Taliban and Pakistan separately.”

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Viktor Bout is Fair Game: In the Midst of the Shadow Wars

Hung by the Jury

On Wednesday November 2, 2011 I was on the 8th floor cafeteria of the Federal court house in New York located at 500 Pearl street. At approximately 1:35pm,  I stood up from the lunch table as Albert Dayan was walking towards me. Viktor Bout’s defense lawyer whispered to me, “the jury reached a verdict.” Alla Bout was at still at home and she had told me during an earlier phone conversation, “that it was too difficult for her and her daughter to sit around and wait at the court house.”

Alla Bout outside MCC prison before she visit’s her husband Viktor.

I immediately grabbed my bag and started to rush to the pay phones to call Alla so that she might have a chance to make it to the verdict reading in time. A tense and nervous looking Albert Dayan said, “don’t run walk, they told me not to tell anyone, just his family.”

Walking swiftly to the pay phones on the 8th floor and while passing Dayan, I asked him, “did you call Alla?” He replied, “I don’t know where she is.”

At approximately 1:58pm the jury entered the packed court room to read the verdict. There were extra security guards, many journalists, the DEA agents occupied the entire first bench directly in front of mine. The seconds before the verdict were very tense and time seemed to sit still. Then Heather H. Hobson, the jury’s appointed forewoman stood up and read the jury’s verdict to the court room focusing mostly on the judge until after the third count was read, she starred directly at Viktor Bout before reading out loud the the fourth and final guilty.

I called Alla Bout three times since I heard the jury had reached a verdict. The last time was shortly after the verdict was read to warn her of the media frenzy awaiting her so that she had the option of whether or not to come to the court house. Needless to say she did not come to the Federal court house on that unforgettable day.

The jury in only  approximately 2 hours of deliberations on Tuesday and approximately 3 hours on Wednesday, unanimously found Viktor Bout guilty on all 4 counts of the indictment [entire indictment PDF 37 pgs]. You can see a summary of the indictment from the actual charge sheet on the jury verdict form. The previous day the judge ruled, only after agreement from both attorneys, that the jury was able to take the chargesheets home with them on Tuesday night. The Honorable judge Shira A. Scheindlin told the jury explicitly that the were not to show it anyone including their family and spouses.

Jury forewoman in the Viktor Bout trial Heather H. Hobson.

A New York Times piece titled, Arms Dealer’s Own Words Convicted Him, Juror Says ran the day after the verdict. According to the article, jury forewaoman, Ms. Heather H. Hobson was very proud of what she did and said that “she felt a sense of pride and accomplishment.”

Here is a short excerpt from the article:

When it came time to deliver the verdict, Ms. Hobson paused after reading the first three counts. She turned her gaze away from the judge, and purposefully stared at Mr. Bout. Then she resumed, announcing the final finding of guilt. It was a simple gesture, she said, one that was motivated by respect, not scorn.

Ms. Hobson seemed to put a lot of weight into the DEA informants testimony according to her own words.

She said, “the informants, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration, had been “very convincing” FARC representatives who had made it clear to Mr. Bout that their whole purpose was to take down U.S. helicopters with U.S. pilots.”

Ironically, as a person who sat though the entire trial from the opening statements to the reading of the verdict, I personally thought that was the prosecutors weakest argument. During Carlos’ cross examination by Albert Dayan, he got Carlos to say on record that it was DEA informant Ricardo that spoke about about killing Americans and not Viktor Bout. In fact, the honorable judge Shira A. Scheindlin was explicit and crystal clear in her directions to the jury in her explanation of the law. There is no conspiracy charge if Viktor Bout was solely found conspiring with DEA agents and / or operatives. It was demonstrated many times by the defense throughout the trial that the DEA informants in operation ‘Relentless’ were highly paid to pretend, or play a “role” as prosecutor Brendan McGuire repeatedly said. Or as DEA agent William S. Brown said repeatedly while on the stand, it was all part of the “scenario” that they had to create.

An article titled, The $9 MILLION supergrass: How man who helped snare ‘Merchant of Death’ arms dealer was highest paid informant in history, appeared on 7 November 2011 in the UK’s Daily Mail just several days after Ms. Hobson’s piece in the NY Times. According to the article in the Daily Mail, Thomas Pasquarello, a former DEA special agent who headed the Bout probe in Thailand, said Mr Sagastume was among the DEA’s best informants.

Former DEA Special Operations agent Thomas Pasquarello.

If you’re looking at big fish, you need big bait,’ he said. ‘That’s what guys like Carlos are good at. They’re pros at what they do and they have deep connections.’

‘Look at Viktor Bout. He wasn’t going to fall for a rookie informant. Guys like that could see through a rookie undercover in five minutes,’ said Mr Pasquarello, now chief of police in Somerset, Mass.

The media’s character assassination of Bout which I wrote about in The Assassination of Viktor Anatoliyevich Bout in September 2010, apparently holds a lot of water. Here is one more excerpt from the previously mentioned NY Times article:

Another thing also became obvious: her [Heather Hobson] knowledge of Mr. Bout was more expansive than she had realized.

“I had seen that terrible Nicolas Cage movie,” she said, a reference to the film “Lord of War,” which is believed to have been inspired by Mr. Bout, “and I had no idea it was about this guy.”

Finally, Ms. Heather Hobson added, “He’s a very scary man.”
The Spin Doctors

While I am on the topic of character assassination, another interesting article about Viktor Bout caught my eye over the weekend. An Associated Press articled titled, Files Show Convicted Arms Dealer’s Libyan Ties written on 5 November 2011 by Stephen Braun. I actually laughed out loud when I read the authors name. In case you are not familiar with the name, Stephen Braun along with co-author Douglas Farah wrote the book titled the “Merchant of Death” which is about Viktor Bout. Before I continue, it is extremely important to understand that neither Braun or Farah have ever met, spoken to nor met Viktor Bout, not even once. Their book is filled with lies, manufactured flow charts and disinformation. It is filled with opinions and hearsay that are completely unsubstantiated and based almost entirely on one persons imagination and invention. According to author and investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, the Lord of War or Merchant of Death was invented in Belgium by Johan Peleman in 1996. For much more about Johan Peleman, read The Making of a Legend: Viktor Bout.

Johan Peleman.

It is entirely possibly that Braun and Farah believed what Johan Peleman said as truth and did not intentionally spread disinformation and lies. However, it is extremely odd to me that they wrote an entire book about a person without a single conversation or interview by them whether by phone, email or in person. Many of my doubts re-emerged when I read the above mentioned article written by Stephen Braun tying Viktor Bout to Gadhafi and Libya just days after Bout’s verdict was read. Here are a few excerpts from Braun’s article:

“Records found in Moammar Gadhafi’s former intelligence headquarters in Tripoli show that British officials apparently warned the Libyan regime in 2003 about its dealings with Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was convicted in New York on federal conspiracy charges.”

“The documents indicate that Bout had been trying to expand his operations in Libya.”

“American officials and allied governments have sent teams of weapons specialists into Libya in recent weeks to scour for loose, Russian-made, anti-aircraft missiles and other dangerous munitions.”

“We know there are a lot of conventional weapons floating around Libya now and an important question to pursue is how they got there,” said Lee S. Wolosky a former Clinton administration national security deputy who headed U.S. scrutiny of contacts between Bout’s network and the Gadhafi regime in 2000. “Viktor Bout’s operation in Tripoli would be a good place to start.”

If you understand that some of Viktor Bout’s charges were conspiring to sell SAM’s [Surface-to-air-missiles] specifically Igla’s [A Soviet man-portable SAM], anti-aircraft weapons and RPG’s [Rocket Propelled Grenades], then it becomes clear that the allegations of  a direct connection to Gadhafi and Libya can have extremely serious and grave ramifications for Viktor Bout.

If you are not starting to see a connection, perhaps this will help. In a February 16, 2002 LA Times article titled, Al Qaeda Linked to Russian Arms Broker, written by Stephen Braun as well as Sebastian Rotella and Judy Pasternak. Once again the name Stephen Braun appears as well as his many references to Johan Peleman in this article. Let us examine a few excerpts. First please note that you will also see the familiar name of  Lee S. Wolosky who Stephen Braun quoted in his 5 November 2012 article tying Bout to the deceased Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Russian S-300 surface to air missile sysytem.

Lee S. Wolosky, a former National Security Council official who headed a U.S. effort to stem Bout’s trading, said Ruprah’s arrest “is a very significant development in dismantling the Victor Bout organization.” Wolosky described it as the “largest arms-trafficking organization in the world.”

Belgian investigators have spent the last three years focusing “on money flows associated with Victor Bout through Belgium,” Peleman said. Belgian authorities, Peleman said, have examined “thousands of money transfers” flowing from several Bulgarian-based firms and through several African governments through “aviation and handling companies in Belgium that are run by Bout.”

“Although U.S. and Belgian interest in Bout’s activities predated the Sept. 11 attacks in America, evidence that his far-reaching arms trading empire might have aided Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network and Afghanistan’s now-deposed Taliban government appears to have heightened both nations’ investigative efforts.”

Usama Bin Laden.

One of the things that struck me as peculiar was that in searching for the above mentioned LA Times article, I did not come by it immediately or easily, in fact it took some time. What I did find quite easily was the exact same article but in a PDF file. It seems that this particular article was intended to be found easily and to be able to be used as a reference. I also came across a time line titled A Complete 911 Timeline, that quite conveniently intertwines the name Viktor Bout, Al-Qaeda and 9/11 quite seamlessly.

Smoke and Mirrors

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, among many others, has stated numerous times in an array of different mediums that Osama Bin Laden has been dead since 2001. How does he explain Operation Geronimo? Basically to paraphrase him, “it was staged.”

Author Chuck Pfarrer who is writing a book about how Operation Geronimo went down has been met with some skepticism. Here is a comment on Time’s Battleland blog which catch phrase is: Where military intelligence is not a contradiction in terms. Here is the link: Squawking SEAL as well as the comment below.

“CNN chum Barbara Starr has the inside skinny on the new book purporting to detail the inside skinny of how the Osama bin Laden raid went down – as told by a former SEAL. Author Chuck Pfarrer claims to have spoken to some Navy SEALs who conducted the raid. It seems his story has more holes in it than the post-raid bin Laden.

Here is just one more article of many on the topic titled Osama Bin Laden Has Been Dead Since December 2001. Here is a couple of excerpts from the referenced article:

During the period 4-14th of July, 2001 (only two months prior to the 9/11-WTC terror attacks), Bin Laden was in the American Hospital in Dubai. According to the United Press International (Oct 31, 2001), Bin Laden underwent kidney surgery and treatment under Dr. Terry Callaway. According to both the French “Le Figaro” & the “Radio France International”, Bin Laden was visited by a top US-CIA agent. This report and the one below are further substantiated by CBS anchor Dan Rather, Peter Bergen, investigative journalist Barry Petersen and Prof. Michel Chussodovsky.

More astonishing is the fact that just a day prior to the September 11 attacks, Bin Laden was undergoing treatment in the Military Hospital in Rawalpindi itself (Le Figaro – Jan 28, 2002). So both the Pakistani Military establishment and the ISI as well as the CIA were more than aware of Bin Laden’s whereabouts.

Apache attack helicopter.

A bit off the topic but another example of the secrets as well as the lack of intelligence sharing between U.S. agencies and in some cases the outright withholding of info or in worse cases intentional misinforming can be seen clearly in this article titled the CIA’s Account of 9/11 Under Attack. The article is date 16 October 2011 and I highly recommend everyone to read it. For now I will just share one excerpt:

A growing number of former government insiders – all responsible officials who served in a number of federal posts – are now on record as doubting ex-CIA director George Tenet’s account of events leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Among them are several special agents of the FBI, the former counterterrorism head in the Clinton and Bush administrations, and the chairman of the 9/11 Commission, who told us the CIA chief had been “obviously not forthcoming” in his testimony and had misled the commissioners.

The biggest contradiction that I find in Operation Geronimo, besides that fact I believe that Osama’s bin dead, is the completely unbelievable claim that the U.S. military wanted to give him a proper burial at sea. We live in a society where the FBI, NYPD, CIA, DHS, TSA as well as the entire U.S. population is fed anti-Muslim propaganda and taught to stereotype. Suddenly we care about giving him a proper Muslim burial? It would be much more plausible, giving the hideous allegations against the former CIA asset Osama Bin Laden, if his dead body were on public display on the White House lawn as opposed to a secret and swift Muslim burial at sea. It is the modus operandi of the CIA / U.S. government to display such victims to the general public whenever possible, i.e. Malcolm X, J.F.K., Che Guevara, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi as well as former FARC commanders Raul Reyes and most recently Alfonso Cano. If you want to see for yourself, just enter any of the previous names then add dead after their names and then search under Google images. They do now have a few photos of Osama Bin Laden, whether they are real or fakes created by a Hollywood special effects team is for you to decide.

Video Of Osama Bin Laden’s Burial At Sea Leaked [Satire]


The DEA’s New Mandate

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen did a taped RT television interview last January titled Viktor Bout: Lord of War blame game. Madsen raises some very interesting points and topics, he mentions how “the Bush administration probably left him [Bout] alone because he was doing business with that administration.”

Madsen also mentions the broader range of the DEA as well as having a new mandate. He states in the RT interview, “The DEA is not only involved in drugs anymore but they have a new mandate. The DEA is now in the intelligence gathering business which is perhaps out of their league. According to Madsen, the new DEA is “operating far beyond it capabilities and its knowledge.”

Wayne Madsen also states that “Viktor Bout was entrapped in Thailand by the DEA.” Madsen goes on to say that “Bout was not really extradited he was renditioned.”

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has become a vast international spy network as shown by U.S. Embassy cables revealed by Wikileaks. The DEA now has 87 offices in 63 countries and close partnerships with governments that distrust the CIA, such as Nicaragua and Venezuela. Many nations are eager to take advantage of the agency’s drug detection and wiretapping technologies as stated by a Public Intelligence December 27, 2010 article.

According to a Wikileaks cable that was reprinted in the New York Times, “The Drug enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables.”

The Birth of DEA Operation Relentless

I first learned about the DEA’s covert Special Operations Division or SOD from investigative journalist and author Jeremy Scahill in his article titled Blackwater’s Black Ops that first appeared on September 15, 2010 in The Nation. Scahill in his article quite clearly shows how the DEA’s Special Operations Division came into existence and perhaps their new mandate that Wayne Madsen refers to as the DEA’s New Madate. As well as perhaps the inception of DEA’s Operation ‘Relentless’ which was to pursue and catch Viktor Bout ‘by any means necessary’. Here are some excerpts from Jeremy Scahill’s article:

While the network was originally established for use in CIA operations, documents show that Prado [former CIA paramilitary officer Enrique “Ric” Prado] viewed it as potentially valuable to other government agencies. In an e-mail in October 2007 with the subject line “Possible Opportunity in DEA—Read and Delete,” Prado wrote to a Total Intelligence executive with a pitch for the Drug Enforcement Administration. That executive was an eighteen-year DEA veteran with extensive government connections who had recently joined the firm. Prado explained that Blackwater had developed “a rapidly growing, worldwide network of folks that can do everything from surveillance to ground truth to disruption operations.” He added, “These are all foreign nationals (except for a few cases where US persons are the conduit but no longer ‘play’ on the street), so deniability is built in and should be a big plus.”

The executive wrote back and suggested there “may be an interest” in those services. The executive suggested that “one of the best places to start may be the Special Operations Division, (SOD) which is located in Chantilly, VA,” telling Prado the name of the special agent in charge. The SOD is a secretive joint command within the Justice Department, run by the DEA. It serves as the command-and-control center for some of the most sensitive counternarcotics and law enforcement operations conducted by federal forces. The executive also told Prado that US attachés in Mexico; Bogotá, Colombia; and Bangkok, Thailand, would potentially be interested in Prado’s network. Whether this network was activated, and for what customers, cannot be confirmed. A former Blackwater employee who worked on the company’s CIA program declined to comment on Prado’s work for the company, citing its classified status.

Time ran a very interesting and informative article titled, The DEA’s Terrorist Hunters in August of this year. The article backs up what Jeremy Scahill first wrote about last year as well as emphasis the astronomical sums being paid to DEA informants. Here are some excerpts from the Time article:

While few think of the DEA as a counterterrorism organization, since 2007 it has leveraged a little-known federal statute passed in 2006 to conduct sting operations across the globe, netting major figures including arms dealer Monzer al-Kassar and the “Lord of War” Viktor Bout by connecting the suspects to terrorism plots.

DEA agents escorting Bout off the plane after his extradition to the U.S.

That statute effectively created the team within the DEA’s multiagency SOD to take on investigations in which drugs and terrorism crossed over, what policy types call a nexus.

Interesting terminology, it said by connecting suspects to terrorism plots perhaps like a sting operation. Oddly, Viktor Bout has never been arrested until March 6th 2008 in Thailand and has never been associated or accused of terrorism until the DEA’s Operation ‘Relentless’ sting or plot was developed. As it is well documented by airplane registrations, company records, cargo receipts that Viktor Bout had no dealings in Columbia. Africa and parts of Europe is where he did the majority of his air cargo business. In fact, the two witness’s that the prosecutors put on the stand that had met or worked for Bout in the late 1990’s were both from Africa and both testified that they had met Viktor Bout in Africa.

DEA Terrorist Hunters

The DEA’s Special Operation Division has poured millions of dollars into its covert activities that span across the globe. Besides the huge sums being paid, I am surprised that the question and legality of jurisdiction have not been raised by watch dog and consumer interest groups. Here are a few more excerpts from the Time article mentioned above:

The arrests and prosecutions do not come cheap. Among the expenses the government has incurred in these investigations is compensation for informants. One DEA informant, Patrick “Paddy” McKay, a former pilot with the South African mercenary company Executive Outcomes said he has received $450,000from the government since 2005. “When I first saw these cases, I found it hard to believe that all these resources were being expended,” Merer says.

DEA drug money and weapons.

Similarly, cooperation can be rewarding for nations partnering with DEA investigations. Liberia’s narcotics- and law-enforcement-assistance package from the State Department has jumped from $800,000 in 2007 to a requested $17 million for 2011, a more than 2,000% increase.

Just to point out, the Russian pilot Yaroshenko who was caught by the DEA and then extradited to the U.S. and recently sentenced to 20 years in prison was arrested in Liberia. As I previously mentioned, the question of jurisdiction has not become a hot topic in the mainstream media but it has raised questions from criminal defense attorney and judges, including the judge that presided over Viktor Bout’s trial.
Jamal Yousef is a dual Swedish and Lebanese citizen that was renditioned by masked member’s of the DEA’s SOD squad  from the streets of Honduras then ferried by helicopter to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba where a learjet then escorted him to Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., the exact same airport where Viktor Bout first arrived onto U.S. soil. The significance of landing in White Plains is that it by default then creates a legal venue for any court proceedings to take place in The Southern District of New York. One journalist told me the Federal court in Manhattan is nicknamed the DEA’s playground and that the prosecutors have never ever lost a terrorism case in The Southern District of New York.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison camp Delta 1.

Yousef’s defense attorney expressed her criticism at the SOD’s tactics as well as Viktor Bouts judge in the second excerpt. The following excerpts are from the same Time article previously mentioned:
“The government creates imaginary links to terror organizations to ensnare people who may not actually have any other connection to terrorists,” says Melinda Sarafa, a criminal defense attorney who is representing Yousef.Prosecutors in the Bout case faced vocal criticism on this issue not just from the defense, but also the judge.
In Bout’s case, he went to a Bangkok hotel to meet with DEA informants who represented themselves as FARC operatives wishing to purchase weapons to be used against Americans. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin accused the government of “bravado” in making its case to prosecute the Russian citizen in the U.S. “There’s a long line of cases where we look at the facts of each case,” she said. “This one is weak.”

Viktor Bout with translations headphones and the honorable judge judge Shira A. Scheindlin on the bench.

I discuss in great detail the topic of manufactured jurisdiction as well as manufactured evidence in my article Imaginary Crimes: The Never Ending Viktor Bout Story as well as give over a dozen examples of the U.S. government exerting pressure on the Thai government to extradite Viktor Bout. I will give just one example from the Wikleaks cable but strongly suggest you read the article cable via the link below:

“Finally, despite the listing by the US and EU of the FARC as a terrorist organization, we understand that the FARC is not listed as such by the UN. A move to have the FARC listed formally by the UN would assist the effort to keep Bout in custody. JOHN”

Here is the link to Wikileaks cable that appeared in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/220583

Connect the Dots

I have mentioned Osama Bin Laden, Moammar Gadhafi, former FARC commanders Raul Reyes and Alfonso Cano as well as SAM’s, RPG’s and Igla missiles. What could this possibly have to do with with Viktor Bout. It is actual not very complicated but rather simple. A predated and carefully designed media smear campaign as well as a premeditated witch hunt against Viktor Bout that spanned over a decade was then followed by the DEA terrorist’s hunters mandate to go after Viktor Bout in Operation ‘Relentless’ via their Special Operations Division. It becomes quite evident when you consider the astronomical sums paid to the informants in DEA Operation ‘Relentless’ in conjunction with the decade plus smear campaign and the intentional and blatant character assassination of Viktor Bout.

Moammar Gadhafi and his female bodyguards before he was killed.

Put in more simple terms, Osama Bin Laden, Moammar Gadhafi and Alfonso Cano were all killed while Viktor Bout was in prison. Raul Reyes was killed just 5 days before Bout was arrested in Thailand but after he had already agreed to meet in Bangkok. Even if you believe Wayne Madsen that Osama Bin Laden was already dead before Operation Geronimo, that means that the U.S. intelligence agencies had a specific reason to stage his death. Now with U.S. enemy number 1 ‘officially’ dead and gone that apparently left Viktor Bout as the new enemy of the state. Conveniently for the U.S. authorities, hired journalists made baseless claims and allegations to Osama Bin Laden and Viktor Bout. As luck would it approximately 6 months later Moammar Gadhafi was killed and was kind enough to leave valuable intelligence in an easy to find location which linked himself and his rogue missiles directly to Viktor Bout.

A NY Times article appeared on March 2, 2008 titled Colombian Forces Kill Senior Guerrilla Commander, Official Says. I have quoted two excerpts from the article:

The death of Raúl Reyes, one of the rebels’ highest-ranking commanders, was a severe blow for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which has been waging an insurgency against the government for the last four decades.

The United States, which provides Colombia with more than $600 milliona year in military aid, was offering a $5 million reward for the capture of Mr. Reyes, 59, part of the FARC’s seven-member secretariat and believed to be a contender to succeed the group’s top commander, 77-year-old Manuel Marulanda.

FARC’s Alfonso Cano answering journalist’s questions in San Vicente, Columbia on February 2, 2001.

Just three days after Bout’s verdict was read another FARC commander was killed. The article titled FARC leader Alfonso Cano killed in military raid didn’t actual appear until 5 November 2011, the exact same day as Stephen Braun’s article linking Viktor Bout to Moammar Gadhafi. As you can see from the quotes below, Columbia’s President celebrated the death as a victory, they did however also immediately issue a photograph of Alfonso Cano unlike Osama Bin Laden which the U.S. intel agencies squabbled about in the press whether or not to release photographs.
Friday’s killing of Alfonso Cano, a bookish 63-year-old from Bogota’s middle class, was celebrated by President Juan Manuel Santos as “the hardest blow to this organization [FARC] in its entire history.”

Authorities released a photograph of Cano’s head in which his face did not appear disfigured.

Shadow Wars

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen asserts in this RT television interview titled Viktor Bout: Lord of War Blame Game on Jan 21, 2011 that the U.S. wanted Viktor Bout very badly because he knows who was behind 9/11. Wayne Madsen is almost right. The U.S. didn’t want Bout so bad because he “knew” who did 9/11 but instead wanted to pin 9/11 on him!

In addition to all the allegations and alleged connections between Viktor Bout and Osama Bin Laden, Moammar Gadhafi and his alleged rogue Russian missiles, it is by no mistake that Johan Peleman’s UN report that eventually put Viktor Bout out of business and ruined him financially appeared in 2001. It was the same year that 9/11 occurred as well as former CIA asset Osam Bin Laden officially became America’s number one enemy of the state, at least in the mainstream media. I have taken the following excerpt below from Richard Chichakli’s website from a page titled What connects Richard Chichakli to Victor Bout.

Richard has always called Victor a “brother and friend” and he is that to Richard, nothing more and nothing less. What was unique in the friendship of these two men is that after the UN [written by Johan Peleman] published its report about Victor Bout in 2001 and which led to the financial collapse of Victor Bout, almost all of Victor’s friends abandoned him except for Richard Chichakli.

The Twin Towers burning on September 11, 2001.

Let’s talk more about Osama Bin Laden and 9/11. As many people know especially those who follow alternative and independent news sources as well as those with ties to the the intelligence community know for a fact that Osama Bin Laden was never formally charged with 9/11. Just more smoke and mirrors and diversions to the average American citizen. The article titled Osama Bin Laden never charged for 911 – Inside Job likely is just of many that discusses this very topic. Here are a couple of excerpts from the previously mentioned article:

Osama Bin Laden was never formally charged, because the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation didn’t deliver the necessary evidence to the Department of Justice, which would be the required path in this matter.

“The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice then decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.”

Anyone who has followed the The Curious Case of Viktor Bout either in Thailand or New York for that matter must be asking themselves a question; what happened to Michael Belozerosky aka Misha and why was he not arrested? According to the prosecutors portrayal of DEA Operation ‘Relenteless’, the DEA agents and informants were obviously not arrested but Viktor Bout and Andrew Smulian were immediately arrested. However, Misha walked out of the DEA sting operation unscathed, hopped in a taxi proceeded to the airport and then flew home to Russia. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to hear him testify before us in the Federal court house. We did however get to see a picture of him displayed in the court room, not to sound cruel or judgmental, and to borrow juror Heather Hobson’s words in her description of Bout, I thought Misha was very scary looking.

Andrew Smulian and Viktor Bout in Moscow, November 2007 photo taken by Misha.

What was much scarier than the photograph of Misha was how easily he disappeared from the DEA’s Special Operations Division and flew back home to Russia never to be troubled again while Viktor Bout is facing life in prison in a foreign country. After all, he arrived with Viktor Bout and accompanied him from Russia to Thailand. Andrew Smulian testified to also meeting Misha in Moscow with Viktor Bout in November 2010. How scary he looked is actually irrelevant but the fact that he was untouchable leads me to believe in Dimitri Khalezov’s theory that Misha was in fact FSB [Russia’s Federal Security Service a branch of the former KGB] working in collaboration with the DEA in Operation ‘Relentless’.

I spoke with an acquaintance of mine on the phone today about the mysterious Misha. We both agreed that Misha was not needed by the DEA thus not detained. Just for the sake of convenince we will call this acquaintance anonymous. It is apparent that DEA Operation ‘Relentless’ was a well thought out intricate plan than spanned over three continents that had very specific objectives and specific ways to execute and achieve those objectives. In fact,one could say that Viktor Bout was treated as a High Value Target (HVT) by the DEA’s Special Operations Division empowered by the U.S. Department of Justice in their pursuit of him.

Russian FSB agents.

Anonymous did not buy the FSB theory but they offered in their own words a non-expert and common-sense opinion. Misha was an unknown variable is this very delicate and previously worked out equation. Thus, being an unknown variable would make him dangerous to the DEA’s case. In addition to that, anonymous suggested that Misha could only collaborate and empower Viktor Bout’s case and by default weaken or even perhaps destroy the case the DEA’s case. I agree with anonymous on both of their points and both seem very plausible. However, I also think that Misha being FSB doesn’t negate anonymous’ two points but in fact would add strength to their argument.

Investigative journalist and author of SHADOW MASTERS, Daniel Estulin delivers an extraordinary and captivating exclusive interview with Dimitri Khalezov. Dimitri Khalezov is a former Soviet commissioned officer of the “military unit 46179”, otherwise known as “the Special Control Service” of the 12th Chief Directorate of the Defense Ministry of the Soviet Union. Basically in layman’s terms, he worked in nuclear intelligence for the Soviet army. In an interview with Dimitri titled Arms Trafficking, Stolen Missiles, Soviet Submarines, Nuclear Detonations and 9/11: Exclusive Interview with Dimitri Khalezov in Bangkok, he links Viktor Bout, former FARC commander Raul Reyes and uranium. The following is an excerpt from Dimitri Khalezov’s previously mentioned interview:

Primarily, the Israeli secret services – the Mossad and Sayaret Matkal. They have keen interest in this case, too. It was demonstrated by the unprecedented Sayaret Matkal’s involvement in the case of one of the FARC leaders – Raul Reyes and “his” weapon-grade Uranium that was planted by “someone” around his camp in the Ecuadorian jungle. Don’t miss this point – Raul Reyes was murdered on March 1, 2008, while Victor Bout was scheduled to be lured to Bangkok on March 4, 2008, in direct connection with the FARC and Uranium affairs, while all legal paperwork that requested the Thais to arrest him has been submitted to the Thai side by the Americans in the last day of February – that is BEFORE the murder of Raul Reyes.

Former FARC commanders Raul Reyes on the left and Alfonso Cano in the center.

In my face-face interview with Dimitri in Bangkok in February of this year titled, Reality is Stranger Than Fiction: Dimitri Khalezov discusses 9/11 with George Mapp in Bangkok was focused primarily on 9/11. However, we did touch on the subject of Viktor Bout. Here is a sample from the previously mentioned interview between Dimitri Khalezov and myself with just a portion of his entire answer.

I know you are very close to Viktor Bout and his family as well as his Thai lawyer Lak. You were also extremely involved in the actually court case in Thailand. Is there any connection to Viktor Bout’s extradition to America and 9/11?

Yes, of course. The Americans do not even hide this. They openly state that Viktor Bout is “bad guy” in connection to 9/11. But they do not go into details. However, I will. Viktor is actually wanted in America because the U.S. security officials are gullible enough to believe that Victor has allegedly sold the nuclear-tipped missile that hit the Pentagon on 9/11 to “terrorists”. In addition they believe that Viktor also sold several portable mini-nuclear devices (known as “mini-nukes”) to the so-called “Al-Qaeda” prior to 9/11, and they also believe that he sold weapon-grade Uranium to various terrorists who used the Uranium to produce home-made nuclear bombs that were used in several acts of nuclear terror – particularly in the infamous mini-nuke’s bombing at El-Nogal, in Bogota, Columbia, in 2003, that was presented to plebes as a “car-bombing”.

Dimitri actually goes into much greater detail in his interview with author Daniel Estulin. The full text of Daniel Estulin’s interview of Dimtri Khalezov as it relates to Viktor Bout and 9/11 can be found here in a 28 page PDF: http://www.911-truth.net/Victor_Bout/Most_shocking_interview_English.pdf

For anyone interested in the transcripts used in the trial you can find them at the link below. Please keep in mind that these transcripts are only a small sample of all the conversations that took place and these particular segments were cherry picked by the prosecutors. Albert Dayan in his cross of Ricardo Jardenero got him to admit on stand that DEA informant Carlos Sagastume had the ability to turn the recording device on and off at will. Viktor Bout – Government Trial Exhibit 1002-T: [PARTICIPANTS: Viktor Bout, Andrew Smulian, Misha Belozerosky, Carlos Sagastume, Mike Snow, Ricardo Jardenero, Unidentified female, and Unidentified male]

Fair Game

“I am proud to have served my country by working at the Central Intelligence Agency. I and my former CIA colleagues trusted our government to protect us as we did our jobs. That a few reckless individuals within the current Administration [Bush] betrayed that trust has been a grave disappointment to every patriotic American…. I feel strongly that those who acted so recklessly, and who acted in such a harmful way, need to answer for their shameful conduct…” ~ Valerie Plame Wilson, July 14, 2006.

Valerie Plame who was a covert CIA operative whom did extensive work in the CIA’s counterproliferation operations. She began her long career with the CIA sometime in 1985 [the CIA will not release exact dates]. Valerie had served her country first, ahead of her husband and her twins, risking her life on the front lines of terrorism often in foreign countries. Her husband Joseph Wilson, former Ambassador to the United States wrote an article in the New York Times on July 6, 2003 titled What I Didn’t Find in Africa.

Former CIA covert operative and author Valerie Plame Wilson.

Joseph Wilson’s was standing up for the truth, unfortunately for him, his article directly contradicted the White House, the entire Bush Administration as well as attacking their premise for invading Iraq. After that article was written, many insiders on Capitol Hill and inside the White House considered Valerie Plame as ‘Fair Game’. In retaliation for her husbands article members inside the Bush administration ‘outed’ Valerie Plame on July 14, 2003 Robert Novak intentionally revealed her name as well as saying that she was a CIA operative in a newspaper column.

If a CIA covert operative working for the agency for approximately 18 years can get ‘outed’ and betrayed by her own government, then what chance does Russian citizen Viktor Bout have? The short answer is slim to none! The State Department, the White House, the Department of Justice, the FBI [did forensic analysis on Bout’s laptop], the NSA probably helped with the wiretaps and Google records, more than likely the CIA lent a hand and of course the DEA and their secret Special Operations Division with their highly paid informants all collaborated in DEA Operation ‘Relentless’. Not to mention the Thai government that broke international law in their cooperation with the U.S. government in the illegal extradition of Viktor Bout who still had a legal pending court case in the Royal Thai court system. If you believe Dimitri Khalezov’s theory about Misha working for the Russian FSB then that would implicate the Russian government at least at the highest levels also conspired against Viktor Bout and collaborated with the Thai and U.S. governments to help catch him.

Viktor and Alla Bout in a Thai court room October 4, 2010.

On Monday 4 October 2010 in a Bangkok, Thailand court room I had several opportunities to speak face-face with Viktor Bout. Late in the afternoon that day, Bout left me, according to him, with a famous Russian saying, translated into English of course because my Russian is slightly better than my Thai. Bout said, “the circus is gone but the clown’s still remain.” He was referring to the biased, illegal [Thai] court proceedings that have detained him for over two and half years and that have separated him from his wife Alla and their [then] sixteen year old daughter Elizabeth.

I hope to have an opportunity to speak with and interview Viktor Bout directly in the near future as opposed to second-hand via his wife Alla. If so, one of the first questions that I will ask him is what he thought of the entire legal procedure that he had undergone from his extradition through to the verdict. One thing is certain and indisputable, from the Wikileaks cables showing that Viktor Bout was pursued as a high value target as well as lobbying the U.N. to add the FARC as a terrorist organization, the intentional disinformation and lies, all the spin doctoring, all the character assassinations in the media, to the all the resources, time, efforts that the U.S. have expended in their pursuit of him, and that is that Viktor Bout is ‘Fair Game’!

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Bout’s case – America’s hidden skeletons

Original link: on RT.com with Anastasia Churkina

After my live television interview on RT yesterday in their New York studio, Anastasia Churkina asked if I would mind staying for a few minutes to discuss the Viktor Bout case. I was flattered at the offer because I have never been to their studio nor met Anastasia before after seeing on her on RT on almost a daily basis.

Alla Bout talking to the press on Monday 31, 2011 outside the court house.

I had the difficult task of breaking the horrific news to Alla Bout about Viktor’s verdict. Viktor was swiftly whisked out of the court room and I said to defense attorney Albert Dayan, “are you going to call Alla?” He said wait, wait I have to finish this!”

He was referring to courts documents, I am assuming the motion for a new trial that would be heard by the judge on 2 December 2011. I immediately took the elevator to the ground floor and ran to a pay phone to call Andrew. He is a mutual acquaintance of both Alla and I as well as being part of the legal team. Damn, [I said out loud], Andrew didn’t pick up so I left a message, “guilty on all four counts! I was hoping you would pick up so that you could notify Alla.”

Press microphones set up hoping for a statement from Alla Bout.

I knew Alla Bout was on her way to the court house because I had called her myself from a pay phone on the 8th floor and told her that the jury had reached a verdict. From my previous days as a foreign-equity trader on Wall street, instinct took over. Immediately after I hung up with Andrew’s voice mail, I quickly dropped 2 more quarters into the pay phone to warn Alla of the media frenzy that was about to ambush her.

Camera crews outside the court hose after Viktor Bout's verdict was read.

I quickly reacted again and put a mutual acquaintance of both Alla and I into an extremely awkward position. After I told Alla that Viktor was guilty on all four counts and apologized for being the one to tell her, I saw film producer and director Maxim Pozdorovkin walking by and basically put the phone handset in his face.I did whisper to Maxim, “I told her, I already told her, please make sure she understood!”

I just did not want Alla to misunderstand what I had just told her in English and thus I required Maxim’s immediate assistance. Needless to say, Alla never showed up in front of the Federal courthouse on 500 Pearl Street to face the media frenzy after her husbands very unfavorable verdict was read.

I did later over hear in RT’s television studio that a bunch of journalist’s, mostly Russian were heading to Alla Bout’s apartment in the hope of getting a statement from her. I later found out that RT did indeed get a statement from Alla Bout.

Viktor Bout convicted in ‘arms smuggling’ case, may get life

Original link: RT

My live interview at the RT New York television studio approximately 2 hours after the Bout verdict was read at 2:01 pm EST, on Wednesday 2 November 2011.

A New York jury has convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout of trying to sell heavy weapons to a Colombian terror group. He could face from 25 years to life in prison.

Bout will be sentenced on February 8, 2012.

A federal jury in New York City reached the verdict on Wednesday. Bout has been convicted of seeking to make millions of dollars in a proposed deal with a terror group enabling it to attack what prosecutors said he told his customers was a common enemy, namely the US forces helping the Colombian government.

Viktor Bout's dfense attorney Albert Dayan speaks to the media after the verdict.

The jury had been deliberating since Tuesday in a federal court in Manhattan. The arms dealer was convicted of conspiracy to kill US citizens, including US officials, to deliver anti-aircraft missiles and aid a terrorist organization.

Defense attorney Kenneth Kaplan says it was a tough case.”We’re disappointed, obviously,” he is quoted as saying by AP. The defense has said that Bout will appeal against the verdict. That can be done until December, 2.

Investigative journalist George Mapp at RT's New York television studio.

George Mapp, an investigative journalist who’s been following the case, says Victor Bout was too shocked to react to the news.

”The case against Victor Bout for all practical purposes is a case closed. After the jury was dismissed, Victor Bout stood there as if he was in shock. He didn’t react in any way – as if he was lifeless. He didn’t even turn around to face anybody,” he said.

Case closed? Final arguments heard in ‘Merchant of Death’ trial

I am in the second-half of this RT live television interview which I gave at the lunch break in the Viktor Bout trial on Monday 31 October 2011. It was at a busy, crowded and noisy Starbucks with a bad internet connection. I conducted the interview righ after assistant prosecutor Anjan Sahni gave his summation and right before defense attorney Albert Dayan gave his summation.

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Additional Articles about Viktor Bout written by me:

The State DUMA of the Russian Federation’s Letter on Behalf of Viktor Bout

More DEA Spies and Lies: Opening Statements in the Viktor Bout Trial

Imaginary Crimes: The Never Ending Viktor Bout Story

Face to Face with Viktor Bout: Court Room Conversations

The Curious Case of Viktor Bout

The Assassination of Viktor Anatoliyevich Bout

Убийство Виктора Бута по найму on

Viktor Bout: ‘The Lord of War’ Quietly Awaits his Fate – The Silence is Deafening Part 2

Viktor Bout: `The Lord of War` Quietly Awaits his Fate – The Silence is Deafening Part I

More DEA Spies and Lies: Opening Statements in the Viktor Bout Trial

David vs. Goliath

Viktor Bout and his defense attorney Albert Y. Dayan against all odds are facing the largest and most powerful legal entity in the world, the United States government! Representing the U.S. government is Assistant District Attorney, Brendan R. McGuire. Coincidentally Albert Dyan is much shorter than McGuire. Dayan is less experienced, less polished but much livelier than his rival. Dayan as well as being tenacious, exhibits determination and veracity. Dyan in his own words to the jury, “I’m just an attorney from Queens.”

Viktor Bout's attorney, Albert Dayan carrying legal documents for his case.

The Attorney From Queens

In my opinion, all these qualities are a big plus to Viktor Bout. Dayan appears to have much more in common with the jury which is comprised of 9 females and 6 males, with most of the jurors appearing to be minorities as far as ethnicity is concerned. Dayan engaged the jury well and even got a chuckle out of them in his opening statement. At one point he objected that two handbooks written in Russian of Ilyushin-76 and Ilyushin-18 cargo planes were being admitted into evidence because prosecutor McGuire translated one small except as opposed to the entire book. Dayan insisted that the jury examine the two handbooks written in Russian to understand how many pages there were in each handbook. The jury appeared to have been woken up and even seemed glad to have a temporary distraction from McGuire’s monotonous drone of voluminous evidence. Several times during the trial when prosecutor McGuire had DEA agent William S. Brown on the witness stand, I elbowed Viktor and Alla’s daughter Elizabeth and pointed to how many people fell asleep. I joked with her that the Honorable Judge Shira A.Scheindlin looked like she was almost asleep as well.

Ilyushin IL-76 Russian Medium-Range Transport Aircraft.

The Players Enter The Theater

Attorney Brendan McGuire is tall and slender with slightly-long wavy hair as well as being well-spoken and experienced he also exudes an air of self-confidence. It is understandable that he would be confident with the full backing and financial support and virtually unlimited resources available to him. Being inside the court was like deja vu. To me it was very surreal, almost like I was watching a live play but for the second time.


Alla Bout and defense attorney (far right) Albert Dayan waiting to enter the Federal court building.

Over the years I have met Viktor Bout face-face, spoken and even interviewed him in the court room in Bangkok, Thailand. I know his wife Alla and their beautiful and charming 16 year old daughter Elizabeth. I have seen pictures and video and watched on television, DEA agents Derek Odney, William S. Brown and the rest of their posse. I have read many statements and articles about the Honorable Judge Shira Scheindlin. I have met with, spoken with and have lunched with Lak, Viktor’s Thai lawyer.

In addition I have become very close with the two foremost experts on the Bout case (in respect to the Thai court case), Daniel Estulin and Dimitri Khalezov. Estulin is an investigative journalist and author of several books including SHADOW MASTERS, in which he devoted a large portion of his book specifically on Viktor Bout. No author’s have spent more time with or interviewed Viktor Bout more extensively than Estulin and Khalezov. Dimitri Khalezov is a former Soviet nuclear intelligence officer and author of 911thology. To my knowledge, no one besides Viktor Bout’s wife Alla, has spent more time with him during his almost three years of incarceration in Bangkok than Dimitri Khalezov.

There were also a vast array of journalist’s both international and domestic covering the Bout trial, a few I met in Bangkok but most I met on Wednesday for the first time. As I was waiting for Alla and Elizabeth Bout outside the court room, at least thirty people were re-directed to the overflow room 9A where they would be able to to watch the trial live on television. They did add several folding chairs inside court room 15C since the Honorable Judge Shira A. Scheindlin does not allow standing in her court room. Thus there was no where near enough room to accommodate all the attorneys, journalists and general public that wanted to get into court room 15c.

Invisible Evidence

The reason that Vikor Bout was found not guilty twice in the Royal Thai courts is due to lack of evidence. It took a back room deal between the U.S. and Thai authorities to extradite Bout illegally from Thailand to America. Viktor Bout’s court case is still legally pending in Thailand. Also, there are no legal transfer of custody papers between the Thai prison and the U.S. government according to his Thai lawyer Lak and Alla Bout.

Viktor Bout's Thai lawyer Lak during an interview in Bangkok, Thailand.

There are many people who have questioned the jurisdiction of the trial even to be allowed in the U.S. since Viktor Bout has never been to the U.S. nor committed any crimes in this country. Even the Judge presiding over the case has questioned the legality of jurisdiction as well as many politicians and human rights interest groups. In my in-depth and detailed article, Imaginary Crimes: The Never Ending Viktor Bout Story, I give a multitude of quotes as well as their sources in relation to both the illegality of the extradition as well as the legal issue of jurisdiction.

Now let us examine a small snippet of the evidence presented by prosecuting attorney McGuire. Some of the evidence presented included a paper napkin with some scribbling on it, a Lonely Planet Guide for Columbia, exhibit 304 which is a map of Montenegro, as well as some pictures with paid DEA informant Andrew Smullian dining with Viktor Bout in Moscow as well as many other pictures of various hotel lobbies in several different countries. Also there is exhibit 1208 a black thumb drive alleged to be Viktor Bout’s, according to both the word of the convicted criminals who also happen to be generously paid DEA informants as well as the DEA agents themselves.

Basically, it is exactly the same evidence presented by the DEA in Thailand which was not nearly enough to convict Viktor Bout. In fact, the Thai ruling warranted Bout a free man come Novemebr 20, 2010. Since Viktor Bout’s Thai attorney Lak filed an appeal, which was accepted by the Royal Thai court, Viktor Bout’s legal case was still open, pending and on-going. With the deadline of Bout’s extradition to the U.S. set by the Thai courts of 20 November, 2010 fast approaching and his court case in appeal, the DEA had decided to ‘rendition’ Viktor Bout on 16 November 2010. He was swiftly and expeditiously renditioned just 4 days before he would be set free under Thai law, without his lawyer or wife (Alla did not have a chance to even say goodbye) being notified.

The DEA’s Bait and Switch scheme

Viktor’s defense lawyer, Albert Dayan, argued that his client had only agreed with DEA operatives to secure the sale of two transport jets, for a total cost of $5m. The reason is that Viktor Bout was so desperate to sell his last two planes since many years earlier the U.S. had ceased doing business with him. In fact they froze millions of dollars in assets that belonged to Richard Chichakli for simply being a business associate of Bout’s.

In my piece about Viktor Bout that I wrote in September 2010 titled, The Assassination of Viktor Anatoliyevich Bout, which discusses who is behind the character assassination of Viktor Bout, I pointed out that Viktor Bout was not a billionaire as stated by the media but in actual fact that he was broke. Alla Bout in a press conference held in Bangkok on Monday 22 November 2010, stated that the family is in debt.

Alla Bout.

“Mrs. Bout detailed how the Bout family is actually in debt, having to support her daughter in Russia and herself in Thailand, paying for rent, food, transportation fees, visa fees, and Viktor’s care,” according to Russia Today.

In the court room on Wednesday Bout’s attorney Dayan said, “Bout was framed by U.S. undercover sources who pulled a “bait and switch,” according to an article in Bloomberg. An excerpt from the same article stated that:

“They baited Viktor by pretending they were interested in purchasing two cargo airplanes,” Albert Dayan told jurors in his opening argument. “They then planned to inject a conversation about arms into that deal.”

Bout “never wanted to, never intended to, and was never going to sell arms to anyone in this case,” Dayan said.

The $9 Million Man

That is right, it is now public record. Three DEA informants were paid $9 million to help caputure and entrap Viktor Bout in the DEA’s sting operation. A slight exaggeration, the total is actually $8,990,000.00! DEA agent William S. Brown testified that DEA informants, Carlos and Ricardo were both previously convicted criminals.

DEA informant Mike Snow was paid $420,000.00, Carlos $750,000.00 and Ricardo $320,000.00. In addition, Carlos was paid a separate sum of $7,500,000.00 by the U.S. State Department. The same guys who paid millions to bail out CIA assassin, Raymond Davis from a Pakistan jail.

Raymond Davis after his arrest in Pakistan on January 27, 2011.

During the cross-examination, defense-attorney Dayan, asked Agent Brown, “Why did the DEA use two convicted criminals as opposed to two of their own agents. Were their not two capable DEA agents available?” Agent Brown replied, “Since they were overseas, it was too dangerous for DEA agents.”

Ironically, the DEA has approximately 87 offices is 63 countries, so I thought agents Brown’s testimony was inconsistent. Perhaps, like the CIA who have approximately 25,000 employees which only 22% are non-white, it poses challenges in covert ops in many countries; like Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan etc. Since Carlos and Ricardo were supposed to be FARC rebels from Columbia, it is understandable why they had to outsource. However, I do think it would have been possible for DEA agent Derek Odney to pose and pass as a FARC rebel.

In this short video on November 16, 2010, you can see DEA agent Brown to the screen’s right, arm in arm with Viktor Bout. Also in the first row on the screen’s far left is DEA agent Derek Odney. The video is of Viktor Bout’s arrival from his extradition from Bangkok, Thailand in a charter jet which arrived at a White Plains, NY airport.


Spies and Lies

Here is an extremely important observation that I want to acknowledge, according to a very well-written and informative article titled, Turf Wars in Washigton, which was published September 2010, Bout never before had any dealings in Latin America before the DEA sting operation where the agents posed as Columbian FARC rebels. Also Viktor Bout told me himself last year in a Thai court room that he never, ever had any dealings in Latin America. Bout told me in so many words he was simply set up and framed.

Assistant District Attorney, Brendan R. McGuire repeated the indictment against Viktor Bout verbatim in his opening statement to the jury. The entire list can be found in my article titled, The Assassination of Viktor Anatoliyevich Bout, as well as my thoughts on the indictment [PDF] which can be downloaded in its entirety.

The DEA has testified to spending together in conjunction with the U.S. State Department astronomical sums to just three DEA informants to catch their prey. Andrew Smullian has not yet testified nor Misha another snitch and paid informant in the DEA sting operation. Andrew Smullian was at one time a friend and business associate of Viktor Bout for many years who out of pure greed became a DEA paid informant and helped the DEA entrap Bout. Mike Snow was paid $420,000.00 for merely introducing the DEA to Smullian. I can not begin to imagine how much money the DEA paid Smullian to rat out and entrap his one time friend and business associate that could possibly put Viktor Bout behind bars for life?

David Gaddis deputy chief of operations for the DEA.

I do know for a fact that DEA agent Derek Odney offered $20 million to a very close associate of Viktor Bout’s in Bangkok, Thailand in order for his help to extradite Viktor Bout to America. The same person has told me that they have the entire conversation on tape.

That is the DEA’s modus operandi to turn convicted criminals into rats in turn for leniency, to throw vast sums of money at people to testify in their favor as well as plant evidence to achieve their ‘by any means necessary’ objectives. I just read today in an article published yesterday concerning the Iranian terror plot that the DEA was involved in as well. The article asks,”how is it that these two Iranian “terrorists” just happened to meet up with a Mexican drug cartel assassin who just happened to be a longtime DEA informant?”

I have extensive first hand knowledge on former DEA operative David Coleman Headley. Headley later graduated to become a deep cover operative for the CIA / ISI as a double agent. He by his own admission admitted being the mastermind behind the Mumbai fidayeen-style terrorists attacks on 26/11. Much of what I learned about Headley and how the the DEA operates came via his wife Faiza Outalha whom I know extremely well. In fact I spent 6 weeks with her in Morocco as well as interviewed her earlier this year. Let us examine the DEA a bit more closely.

Former DEA operative David Coleman Headley.

The Terrorist Hunters

The DEA have expanded and diversified from the drug trafficking business into the terrorism business. According to a Wikileaks cable the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has become a vast international spy network. The DEA now has 87 offices in 63 countries and close partnerships with governments that distrust the CIA, such as Nicaragua and Venezuela. Many nations are eager to take advantage of the agency’s drug detection and wiretapping technologies. The cables also shows that the DEA use scores of informants and that a few agents have been killed in Mexico and Afghanistan.

DEA agent William S. Brown is own our right holding Bout's arm and DEA agent Derek Odney is on the far left corner.

Last August there was a fascinating article in Time magazine about the DEA titled, The DEA’s Terrorist Hunters: Overreaching Their Authority?  The article also questions the issue of jurisdiction which I discussed in Imaginary Crimes last January. Here is an excerpt from the Time article:

The prosecutions are almost exclusively handled in New York’s Southern District [exactly where Bout’s case is being held], where defense lawyers and some judges alike have questioned the DEA’s tactics, raising criticism that investigators have “manufactured jurisdiction” and ensnared common criminals with no link to terrorism.

One of those judges mentioned above is the Honorable Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, who just happens to be Viktor Bout’s judge. I must say that she exhibited no bias whatsoever and is very detailed and patient. I have met and witnessed several judges in at least three countries and she is definitely first class material. Another excerpt from the same article:

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin accused the government of “bravado” in making its case to prosecute the Russian citizen in the U.S. “There’s a long line of cases where we look at the facts of each case,” she said. “This one is weak.”

A sketch of Viktor Bout with translation earphones and the Honorable Judge Shira A. Scheindlin on the bench.

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen also voiced some criticism toward the DEA and their new ‘mandate’. Madsen also mentions the broader range of the DEA as well as having a new mandate. He states in a RT television interview last year that, “The DEA is not only involved in drugs anymore but they have a new mandate. The DEA is now in the intelligence gathering business which is perhaps out of their league. According to Madsen, the new DEA is “operating far beyond it capabilities and its knowledge.” Wayne Madsen also states that “Viktor Bout was entrapped in Thailand by the DEA.” Madsen goes on to say that “Bout was not really extradited he was renditioned.”

Plausible Deniability

One thing that struck me as odd during Viktor Bout’s attorney’s opening statements was why didn’t Albert Dayan tell the jury that it was also the U.S. that employed Viktor Bout’s services and hired him? In my brief meeting alone with Albert Dayan, I had many things to discuss and did not have a chance to ask him this specifically. It is well documented that various branches of the U.S. government used Bout’s planes to transport goods. I will just share a few excerpts from the the following article, Turf wars in Washington.

The only fly in the ointment of this roseate picture of U.S. determination to bring Bout to justice is that the Pentagon freely used his services in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Beginning in 2003, Bout’s 60 aircraft and 300 pilots and personnel provided Pentagon officials with “plausible deniability” in case one is downed, causing far less of a PR ruckus than if insurgents downed U.S. military aircraft. Bout’s airline, British Gulf, flew massive amounts of material into Baghdad International airport for the U.S. occupation forces.

To a question about whether the DoD had ever used Bout’s services Hess replied, “I have not heard anything about that. But if you had some details, we can certainly check into it.” The next month, in a January 2005 letter to Congress, then-assistant defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz admitted the Defense Department “did conduct business with companies that, in turn, subcontracted work to second-tier providers who leased aircraft owned by companies associated with Mr. Bout,” ABC news reported.

Great Expectations

The judge presiding over the Viktor Bout trial has instituted a no Internet policy for the jurors. According to an article that appeared in the Gothamist, “Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered jurors to sign a pledge not to research the case online or post information about their involvement as jurors on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.”

My question is how good is that signed pledge? The jury was dismissed on Wednesday and they do not return to the court room until Monday morning. I have some friends who can not stay off Twitter or Face Book for more than an hour. As far as I understand the pledge does not ban jurors from using social media, just not to post or research anything associated with the trial or Viktor Bout. Jurors are also instructed not to read about the cases in newspapers or discuss the case with friends and family. However, the easiest way to arouse a human beings interest in a particular topic is to tell them that they can not know or I can not tell you. This goes back to childhood. If one were to be a rogue juror and go to a friends house there really wouldn’t  bea way to trace the IP address directly back to them.

My really big concern is how come the jury is not sequestered in this case? In an AFP article last month titled, Google effect worries judge in Viktor Bout trial the judge said “she could not sequester the jury for a trial that could last several weeks.” However, in this age of information and social media, it poses concern with the defense as well as the judge. In the same article mentioned above Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin said that this could be “a major problem” in making sure that the jury trial, which starts October 11, is fair. But Scheindlin said that in the Internet age, that rule was becoming increasingly hard to enforce, noting, “It’s a problem now in any high-profile case. I can’t seize their computers… I can’t lock them up,” she said.

Ironically, there is absolutely not one charge related to narcotics in the Viktor Bout indictment. However, the DEA have a history of catching drug addicts and dealers and turning them into paid informants. They quite often display a ‘by any means necessary’ attitude to obtain their objectives as well a pattern of throwing vast sums of money to convince people to rat out their friends. The following is an excerpt from the same Time magazine article mentioned previously:

One DEA informant, Patrick “Paddy” McKay, a former pilot with the South African mercenary company Executive Outcomes said he has received $450,000from the government since 2005. “When I first saw these cases, I found it hard to believe that all these resources were being expended,” Merer says.

Drug money and weapons seized by the DEA.

If anyone has followed the trial of former DEA agent David Coleman Headley they would know that he threw onto the railroad tracks his boyhood friend Tahawwur Rana. Headley also used and physically abused his wife Faiza Outalha.

Mike Snow was paid $420,000 simply for introducing the DEA to Andrew Smullian. Smullian out of pure greed turned on his one time friend and long-time business associate Viktor Bout. As I previously mentioned Ricardo was paid $320,000 for being a fake FARC rebel in the bait and switch scheme to entrap Bout. Carlos, who apparently was a far better negotiator, got $750,000 from the DEA and $7,500,000 from the U.S. State Department for his performance.

My most pressing concern is that with the jury not being sequestered and the U.S. government investing millions upon millions of dollars already in their quest to capture and set up an innocent man and tear apart his family, how far will they go? It is not beyond the DEA to throw $5, $20 or perhaps $50 million additional dollars at a few select jurors that are probably struggling working class citizens like most Americans. It only takes 1 or 2 to sway a jury pool. They have already invested many years and millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars to entrap Viktor Bout. Paranoid you make ask? Perhaps I just watched the movie “Runaway Jury” too many times. Then again, thousands of people watch the fictional movie the “Lord of War” and actual believe that it is a true and accurate depiction of Viktor Bout which is pure fantasy. It is an entertaining movie and it grossed well in Hollywood and it conveniently has helped to assassinate Viktor Bout’s name in the main stream media.
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It doesn’t take  a rocket scientist to understand that if Bout was really guilty it wound not be so costly, time-consuming and difficult to catch him. Not to mention the international and extradition laws and treaties that were bypassed and broken. Perhaps Time magazine got it right, The DEA’s Terrorist Hunter’s: Overreaching Their Authority?
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Additional Articles about Viktor Bout written by me:

Imaginary Crimes: The Never Ending Viktor Bout Story

Face to Face with Viktor Bout: Court Room Conversations

The Curious Case of Viktor Bout: Bout’s extradition case has more curves, twists and turns than Penelope Cruz naked

The Assassination of Viktor Anatoliyevich Bout

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Viktor Bout: ‘The Lord of War’ Quietly Awaits his Fate – The Silence is Deafening Part 2

Viktor Bout: `The Lord of War` Quietly Awaits his Fate – The Silence is Deafening Part I

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