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Re: [casi] CIA bank heist in Iraq?

There is an old saying:

"Don't believe everything you read."

I have updated that saying in order to maximize the full truth of it:

"Don't believe everything you read... especially from a garbage web site
like ''"


pjw8 wrote:

> Dear list,
> I am passing this along in case anyone wants to check it
> out. Somehow, it rings so true...Philippa Winkler
>>===== Original Message From Vicki Andrada <> =====
> Now I do not know if this report is true, and I have know way of varifying
> this.  However, I thought it was interesting reading.  It wouldn't surprise me
> at all, but like I said I can not varify it.  All the same interesting
> reading.
> Vicki
> <
> CIA Accused Of Bank Heist
>    Shortly before U.S. forces began streaming across the
>    Iraqi border, commencing Persian Gulf War II, the CIA
>    and the Department of Defense, with a little help
>    from Israel and some Europeans, pulled off a massive
>    bank heist in Iraq to the tune of several billion
>    dollars.
> Exclusive to American Free Press
> By Gordon Thomas
> The CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) are
> accused by International Currency Review, the London-
> based journal, of mounting a joint ultra-secret
> operation to electronically remove an estimated $10
> billion out of the Iraqi Central Bank hours before the
> start of Persian Gulf War II. The whereabouts of the
> money is not known. "We believe it is in a secret CIA
> fund which will be used to mount further special
> services operations, such as tracking down Saddam
> Hussein," said
> the Review's publisher, Christopher Story. Story is a
> former financial advisor to Lady Thatcher when she was
> Britain's prime minister. In the past 10 years, he has
> testified before several congressional committees
> dealing with financial scandals. DIA coordinates all
> intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is
> headquartered in the Pentagon. The report is titled "The
> Great Robbery of the Central Bank of Iraq." It
> has been sent to finance ministers of leading nations,
> the World Bank, the Bank of England and heads of all
> other major banks. The report is bound to cause huge
> embarrassment to President Bush after he signed an
> executive order on March 23, ordering a worldwide hunt
> for the
> hidden assets of Saddam Hussein and his family. The
> Review claims that using skilled hackers recruited by
> the DIA and key Iraqi bank officials who had been bribed
> to provide secret access codes to the Central Bank's
> accounts for Saddam Hussein and his family, the money
> was transferred out of the bank in a high-tech
> operation. According to the General Accounting Office
> (GAO), the investigative agency of Congress, Saddam was
> estimated to have accumulated "$6.6 billion between 1997
> and 2000 from illegal oil smuggling and from illicit
> deals connected with the United Nations oil for food
> program." But a substantial portion of that money may
> have been lifted by the secret CIA/DIA operation. The
> operation, claims the Review, was masterminded by the
> CIA/DIA out of a military facility, Redstone Arsenal, in
> Alabama. It is the base for U.S.
> Special Ser vices. "The money was laundered through a
> number of CIA controlled accounts, including some held
> in the Discount Bank of Israel, Credit Suisse in
> Switzerland and the Dresdner Bank in Germany," said
> Story. He confirmed that Germany's secret service
> Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) is checking with the major
> German banks on electronic transfers, which could match
> the $10 billion. The Review states in its 25-page report
> that it had questioned a key member of the operation.
> She is identified as "Nelda Rogers, a debriefing officer
> with the Defense Intelligence Agency." "She was in
> Germany last year when American intelligence officials
> were devising covert operations ahead of the long-
> planned conflict. She has revealed that a covert
> operation targeting the Central Bank of Iraq took
> place prior to and during the war. The operatives
> involved were military
> 'black operations' personnel brought into service for
> this purpose," said Story. The Review claims that Rogers
> and a team of ten DIA operatives were financed through
> the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They were supported
> by CIA agents in Iraq. "In all, 100 people were involved
> in the operation," says the report. "The Department of
> Agriculture has been consistently used to hide payments
> for U.S. covert operations," claimed Story, whose
> headquarters are close to Whitehall. The Review states:
> "The U.S. Department of Agriculture is used as a
> paymaster for certain DIA 'black operations' because it
> has traditionally remained unscrutinized." "Like the
> Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Treasury's secret
> Exchange Stabilization Fund, the Department of
> Agriculture is yet another federal
> agency which benefits from a special exemption from
> rigorous auditing by
> the General Accounting Office." The Review also states
> it has testimony from Rogers that the operation was
> designed to "purloin the Iraq Central Bank's assets
> ahead of the arrival of U.S. troops in Baghdad. This
> suggests that the operation was designed for a nefarious
> purpose, rather than to help use it for the rebuilding
> of Iraq." After interviewing Rogers and "a number of
> U.S. intelligence operatives," Story confirmed he
> received three warnings to stop his investigation. "I
> was told that 19 people are very dead as a result of
> trying to cover what you are exposing," Story wrote in
> an editorial in the Review. The Review costs $475 a copy
> and is one of a small group of titles that Story
> publishes on financial intelligence for the world
> banking community.
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