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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 'americanfreepress.net'" --Darin 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 <email@example.com> ===== > 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 > > < > http://www.americanfreepress.net/Bank_Heist.html> > > 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. > > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk