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Good Morning from Qatar:
Every time I land in the main airport in Doha I am amazed at how much it has been expanded and improved. Then again an increase in air traffic, transfers and international visitors are processed through the capital since I worked here briefly in 2011. The World Cup will be held here in 2022, so building is booming and thousands of ex-pat "workers" are brought in to serve the needs of this small but wealthy Sheikdom. However the more recent news catching worldwide attention in the past year was the fact that Qatar paid the highest ransom ever known for the return of members of their ruling family - the Al Thani's.
Not only was the 1 billion dollars paid to the "kidnappers" but at least $125 million more was doled out for "side payments"-contractors and middle people from Iraq and Syria representing various violent groups. The players list included: Al Qaida, Hamas, Al Nusra, Kataib Hezbollah, The Muslim Brotherhood among the "Terrorist Top Ten". (see links below for more specifics) It is almost comical that the 28 members of the royal family of Qatar who ignored warnings about going falcon hunting in southern Iraq, ended up being the hunted. One of the main reasons Qatar was sanctioned, borders were closed and diplomatic ties were severed by it's neighbors was because they all objected to this complex hostage negotiation and payment. They suspected it was also a cover for supporting various Iranian backed militias as well.
Moreover, lately Doha has hosted not so secret/top secret meetings between the US State Department and the Taliban. The Taliban still has an office in Doha flying their Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan flag out front which so infuriated former President Hamid Karzai back in 2013. The Taliban is said to control more than 70% of Afghanistan at present. This statistic is stated by official reports which have downplayed the Taliban resurgence.
Meanwhile the US has finally called for an end to supporting these violent extremist/terrorist groups yet still fulfills contracts for weapon sales to Qatar (albeit some contracts signed before the Trump presidency). A 12 billion USD deal (with Boeing company to benefit most) for the sale of fighter jets to Qatar does make for conflicted messages coming so soon after the announcement by President Trump about Qatar being a "sponsor of terror groups" and the USA not wanting to go along with them on that platform any longer. www.vox.com/world/2017/6/16/15810998/trump-qatar-arms-sale-plane-f15
"The deal was in the works for a while — it’s actually part of a larger $21 billion agreement made back in November 2016, in the waning weeks of the Obama administration. "
Actually, since John McCain just died it is important to remember that one of his legacies is that he dealt in a bi-partisan manner when it came to pushing his political cohorts to remove embargoes, sanctions, impediments to weapons deals around the world. Whether it was to former adversaries including Vietnam, Libya, Iran,eastern European countries, Saudi Arabia, conflict areas including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, `Ukraine, Sudan and oh yes....Qatar. Senator John McCain was there. www.dw.com/en/us-senate-refuses-to-block-saudi-arabia-arms-sale/a-19567173 (see more links below)
However, Qatar trades part of it's public image on the fact they "won" the bid for hosting the World Cup in 2022. The evidence of bribes and "donations" persists and the money spent to beautify, upgrade and display Qatar for the world is in the billions of dollars and on the sweating, overworked backs of more than 60,000 additional ex-pat workers brought in from countries where grinding poverty faces them with little choice than to leave their families for some possibility of financial remumeration in a country that will use and forget them. (see link) They may even die in this peaceful country with no money spent to return their bodies to their families. Hundreds have already. Trafficking in other industries including the sex trade-which flourishes in the underground economy of the GCC Muslim nations-persists in the glitz, glamour and facade of the men in white flowing thaubs and the women dressed in black abayas. All this for "the beautiful game" of football /soccer and tourism.
What we often choose to forget is that this all continues because of the aggressive thirst for fossil fuels for energy. The fact the Gulf countries have the natural resources in abundance which the industrialized world craves, means they will continue to rake in billions of dollars in revenues and work together to control the price and the power that goes hand in fist. Who or what they decide to spend those billions on- is their choice.
Frustrating as it may be to observe from the outside, the ruling GCC families are large, entitled, autocratic and entrenched. Most western families would find it hard to muster 28 members together to go to a wedding or funeral together much less travel for an ensemble hunting holiday. Most western families would be reluctant to use their savings to retrieve their own kin from the clutches of kidnappers. Their own governments would hardly help even if their family member was an ambassador. Their own governments may not know who and how to negotiate for release.
The US, Australia and Canada still have hostages taken by some of these same groups the Al Thani's negotiate with and give money to support. The Qataris have become adept at cultivating contracts and contractors in all sectors. That's the way it has evolved.
Meantime, the violent extremist groups are laughing, ha ha ha...all the way to the banks. What and how the banks, including 'respectable' name commercial institutions such as HSBC, launder this blood money-well that is research reserved for another post.
Keep alert and always read the fine print...in any contract.
Also, please remember AUAF (American University of Afghanistan) faculty members Kevin King (USA) and Tim Weeks (Australia) who were kidnapped in August 2016, and are still being held hostage. Keep them in your prayers if you would and keep raising awareness of their situation to any members of their/our respective governments to bring them home before they perish. www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/kevin-king (see link below)
Ciao from Malta:
This is an archipelago blessed with natural beauty, fertile soil, strategic location, fresh air, sea breezes, working infrastructure, membership in the EU and a relaxed, peaceful pace of life with only the occasional overt assassination too public to ignore. Recent cases include the car bomb killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (Panama papers scandal, anti corruption reports, tracing money laundering, child trafficking, organized crime) and the crash of a plane carrying five French customs officials investigating trafficking. But aside from these very sudden, violent events most people associate Malta with the "Knights of Malta", ancient fortresses, significant meetings of world leaders such as: The Malta Conference in 1945 which included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, members of the USA/UK military, intelligence and diplomatic hierarchy; held before the Treaty of Yalta and The Malta Summit: a meeting between then President George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1989, at which an agreement toward a proclaimed "New World Order" was declared signalling the end of the "cold war".
Malta has been fought over, colonized and maneuvered by the empires of Rome, the Ottomans, the British, the Russian and the Americans yet retains a unique language, culture and position of influence in the world. You may not realize that many movies were filmed on one of the islands of Malta even if the actual location was supposed to be elsewhere. A few examples: "Gladiator", "Troy", "Captain Phillips", "Munich", "The Spy Who Loved Me", "13 Hours", "Assassin's Creed", "Midnight Express", "The Count of Monte Cristo", "World War Z", "The Da Vinci Code".
The most famous symbol and personages here are the Knights of Malta Hospitaller officially known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) aka The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Latin: Supremus Ordo Militaris Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodius et Melitensis). Zoom in on their motives and actions. They are known to be a "Catholic, religious, lay order (a bit of an oxymoron already) who serve people in need." Originally, the Knights Hospitaller formed out of a hospital established in Jerusalem to treat Christian pilgrims via papal edict in the seventh century. Some four hundred years later, in the early eleventh century, the hospital was destroyed by Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. During the 1020s, efforts to rebuild it fell under the jurisdiction of the Benedictine monastic order. In 1126 they adopted the Maltese Cross. Its eight points denote the eight obligations of the knights, namely "to live in truth, have faith, repent one's sins, give proof of humility, love justice, be merciful, be sincere and whole-hearted, and to endure persecution."
The Knights of Malta established bases in over 100 countries and supported efforts in health care, education, civil society, religious, political and military endeavors. They have their own passports, diplomatic immunity and a seat at the United Nations.
However as the organization grew and attracted nobility, their tentacles extended into the dark side of human nature and enterprises. Soon others who lusted for power and control also became members. The Nazis and later biker gangs and criminal organizations adopted versions of this symbol. (see pics above)
The Knights themselves are and have been for centuries, controlled by the Society of Jesus or Jesuits as most know them. They are not independent. As Milton William Cooper-aka Bill Cooper, former Naval Intelligence officer, wrote in his landmark book Behold A Pale Horse:
"The Knights of Malta is a world organization with its threads weaving through business, banking, politics, the CIA, other intelligence organizations, P2, religion, education, law, military, think tanks, foundations, the United States Information Agency, the United Nations, and numerous other organizations. The world head of the Knights of Malta is elected for a life term, with the approval of the Pope. The Knights of Malta have their own Constitution and are sworn to work toward the establishment of a New World Order with the Pope at its head. Knights of Malta members are also powerful members of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and the Trilateral Commission.”
Click on the link to see some of the members of the Knights of Malta and their positions in the military, government, banking, etc. Maltese passports have been used to cover for terrorists travel. Malta has a "cash for passports|" program FYI. www.jamesjpn.net/conspiracy/famous-american-members-of-the-knights-of-malta/
One explosive event of another kind happened to the Knights of Malta this past year. Their Grand Master (actual title for their leader) who is usually elected for life was forced by the pope to step down. Many will not be aware that the current pope Francis is a Jesuit. The leader of all Jesuits has a martial title, "Superior General" and in 2016 the first Latin American was chosen from Venezuela, Arturo Sosa Abascal who replaced Adolfo Nicolas Pachon of Spain. The Superior General of the Society of Jesus (SJ or Jesuits) is known as the "Black Pope". Search for the many articles on this office, the role of the Jesuits in assassinations and their extreme oath of loyalty. The Jesuits also oversee/control the Free Masons, Opus Dei, P2 known as Propaganda Due-another "dirty tricks" arm of the Catholic church-the Bilderberg group, Knights of Columbus, The Council on Foreign Relations, Club of Rome and has reaches into many criminal groups including La Cosa Nostra (Italian Mafia). (see pic below of previous White and Black Popes).
Let's draw some Palantiresque lines here. The previous Black and White popes were from Europe and the current White and Black popes are from South America. Pope Francis demanded the resignation of Matthew Festing the Grandmaster of the Knights of Malta in 2017 due to a controversy over some of the SMOM hospitals giving out condoms (see links below). This move also gave the "popes" more control over a tight knit organization and removed the obstacles to financial deals which Festing opposed.
Festing, stood in the way of an unethical deal that would've financially enriched von Boeselager and the Vatican. There have been serious accusations of child exploitation, organ harvesting and political interference or neglect of duty to prosecute- by those directly connected to both papal offices. The latest scandals are in the US, Ireland, Australia and Chile concerning sexual abuse of children which involved entire dioceses. Pope Francis is also an avid supporter of "open borders" in Europe and for North America.
The Knights of Malta headquarters is in Rome on via Bocca di Leone (mouth of the Lion) and is considered a sovereign state even issuing their own stamps. They have branches in many countries but the largest branch is in the USA with headquarters in New York city. They do have Dames as well as Knights, and much of their symbolism concerns black and white patterns which is similar to the Masonic patterns seen inside, outside and on ceremonial garb.
Though the Knights of Malta and The Free Masons are "secret societies" they have been known as rivals due to the dissolution of the Knights Templar and the murder of their leader centuries ago. For some reason the current White Pope Francis mentioned "cleaning out the Masons" as part of the rationale for demanding Matthew Festing's resignation. What was not mentioned in most reports is that Festing objected to the Vatican teaming up with the UN and WHO for a worldwide vaccination program which is connected to major pharmaceutical companies and which carries potential adverse health effects. Some of these meetings were said to be held on the islands of Malta. However, since all parties involved are sworn to secrecy it is doubtful we will ever really know what transpired in the meetings between the Vatican and the Knights of Malta. (see links below)
It may seem as if I am only pointing to the Catholic church in terms of corruption, but while an organization that boasts over a billion followers/members is never to be ignored as an influencer, mover and shaker in the world; personally I would like any organization whose members have been found to have committed crimes-especially against humanity-in large numbers to be exposed to the light. This includes other religious groups, sects, political and/or "anti" activists, criminal networks and secret societies.
What often starts out as a great idea and a small committed coterie of people dedicated to "doing good" often ends up expanding and morphing into an organism which embodies all the elements the initial small group was fighting against in the first place. We have to be alert and not be lulled by symbols or "branding" into thinking they are a guarantee of right action. When we see a cross, vestments or someone wearing a white coat and stethoscope, we need to stay conscious, vigilant and be very wary of those who seek to deify themselves as having some sort of supreme or divine power.
(how one says goodbye in Malta),
In some fields of work those who toil the hardest, brave the most obstacles and persevere no matter what the obstacles-may never be known to anyone outside of their closest associates. Their work may not be known to family members or friends but they continue because the cause they work for is "just". Only after their death will it possibly be revealed how tirelessly these heroines and heroes were in their pursuit of the Truth, no matter what the sacrifice. Most of the time, these are people who are not paid by government agencies or private contractors. They try not to have strings attached to anyone who might be compromised or seek to compromise them. They use their God given talents and diligently honed skills to expose those who seek to harm, exploit, profit off children. This is the most dangerous job in the world. Once you are "in the fight" you are never really out. 24/7 always. The commitment is total, therefore there are not usually many who will devote their life to this cause unless they have had personal experience with these evils or someone close to them has, or they have a special "calling" to do this work.
If you are effective you will make many enemies and every tactic will be used to "discredit, demoralize, deter and destroy" you, your team and your efforts against these evils. I use the word 'evil' because these crimes carry a connection to dark forces that transcend descriptions in normal discourse. Those who battle against these forces carry a torch handed to them from a previous fighter and will pass on this torch to the next surviving "runner" through to the next generation.
Today I am writing about a woman who was mostly known for her work by her moniker "Task Force". Most researchers, investigators, analysts, social workers and officers don't use their legal names in their line of work except for legal requirements such as on court documents, formal reports, legal IDs. She is one of a legion, but she is an inspiration for her unique skills, strength and her belief that she was just one of many to carry on this work and pass it forward should she fall....or be felled, before the work was completed. Her name was Jenny (Jennifer) Moore of Tracy, California. She was in law enforcement for many years and then pursued independent investigation in this realm. Task Force was in the Witness Protection program. Her undercover work in California had put her in grave danger. She had been jumped, beaten, her spine fractured and some of her teeth knocked out, but she worked tirelessly against child trafficking and pedophiles. As she said shortly before her death yesterday, "We will catch these monsters....we're going to keep pushing forward...we can all do our part in it [the fight]....WWG1WGA."
Her you tube channel: Taskforce Whistleblowers Journey, Taskforce 106 #3 was filmed shortly before her death and is linked here. Since Jenny Moore speaks more eloquently than I on the necessity of never giving up-hear for yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OikzbQIsZYI Please take a few minutes to watch her video and keep her and her family and team mates in your prayers.
While I am on this subject, I will remind you (or acquaint you) of another brave woman who had to leave the USA and suffered all sorts of reprisals, legal issues and death threats for her work against sex trafficking in Bosnia by UN "Peacekeepers" and contractors. Her name is Kathyrn Bolkovac. She is a real, an actual "Social Justice Warrior". If you haven't read her book, "The Whistleblower" (non fiction) or seen the adaptation made into a film, I encourage you to do so. Her photo from her time in Bosnia is attached here and a link to a report about her life and work is included below. Fortunately she is still alive.
A brazen tactic in some countries is to punish anyone trying to educate the local population about child trafficking. A recent attack in India involved the kidnapping, beating, raping and filming of these horrific acts on a team of anti-trafficking campaigners (article linked below).
In Haiti, American citizen, Monica Kirsten Peterson was investigating and trying to alert the communities about child sex trafficking and organ harvesting through the Clinton Foundation. (see photo below) She was suicided in Haiti. Her findings through the University of Denver Human Trafficking Center, (where she was the Assistant Director)her investigations into Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham and his "businesses" in Haiti, and all her blog posts have been scrubbed from the net. Her research was not recovered in her personal effects.
I am writing today to ask you to consider what you can do. It does not mean you have to risk your life or livelihood. It does mean you can be alert, you can forgo having that second (or third or fourth) beer and donating to an independent organization that works internationally. It is one of the few that has accountability, integrity and the weapons to fight the vital, "good fight". I have included one of their logos below and a link to their site. It is one way to help carry the torch for those who have stumbled, fallen or have been cut down in this relay to justice. This is also a way to honor their work and ensure it continues.
Thank you for your focus and time reading my post. It is a not comfortable subject to hear, speak and/or read about, this aspect of our human existence. However it does affect all of us whether we have children or not. I do believe "where we go one, we go all". Hau Mitakuye Oyasin To All My Relations