AIPAC gambling boss may flee US

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Activists protesting outside an AIPAC policy conference in Washington carry signs highlighting Israel’s rights violations.

By Gordon Duff for PressTV

Yesterday, federal officials took into custody the reputed partner of gambling boss Sheldon Adelson, the chief financial backer for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and primary financier for America’s GOP or Republican Party.

Sources at the Department of Justice say Adelson is accused of laundering $364 million dollars, much of which went into the pockets of politicians in Washington “friendly” to Israel.

If Adelson is indicted, and sources in the Justice Department say this process is well underway, politicians around the US, all Republicans, will be required to return millions in what would then be not only illegal campaign contributions but clearly proof of ties between the GOP and organized crime

Many of the politicians Adelson has supported on state government level have worked to suppress wages and workers’ rights, blocked regulations protecting consumers from mortgage and investment fraud and supported questionable gambling initiatives.

GRAND JURY
Sources direct to the investigation tell us that a special grand jury is preparing an indictment against Adelson for a long list of offenses, including but not limited to money laundering, mail and wire fraud and conspiracy.

Adelson, one of the world’s wealthiest men, with massive holdings in Las Vegas and Macao, never turns away from controversy. Adelson enraged the veterans community in the United States when he told an AIPAC audience that he was ashamed of having served in the American military when he felt loyalty only to Israel.

Critical is Adelson’s virtual control of America’s pro-Israel Republican Party. The GOP had hopes of using Adelson cash to gain control of the United States Senate. Analysts predict that were this to happen, America would not only move toward domestic collapse but there is a real possibility that regions of the US would seek to withdraw from the union, seeking an “autonomous zone.”

Adelson and his GOP “employees” have long stated the desire to use nuclear weapons in a preemptory attack on Iran and may well attack Russia and China as well. Though elected officials and, theoretically answerable for their positions, Adelson’s “gang” in Washington regularly promise to bring America to a full-scale war.

Our sources say that federal officials are presenting witness testimony to the grand jury that they believe ties Adelson directly to money laundering.

THE CASE AGAINST “SHELLY”
The accusations against Adelson are said to tie to a group of “shell companies” he has used to run online gambling around the world while publicly opposing online gambling. His partner in this endeavor is now in federal custody, said to be in witness protection, and prepared to testify at length to the grand jury that today was reported in an article in the Huffington Post.

Former CIA agent “Chip” Tatum spent many hours with a yet unnamed witness against Adelson. Stories include traveling the world in one of Adelson’s private jets on “business” that the government considers money laundering and racketeering.

We are currently in negotiations with the US Attorney and US Marshals to gain limited access for additional interviews.

WILL SHELLY FLEE?
Sources in the US Department of Justice are concerned that Adelson, who has vast holdings in Macao and around the world, will flee the United States rather than face arrest. Justice officials say that Adelson’s arrest is only a matter of time.

However, Adelson though aged and no longer well, has a history of standing up to critics. Adelson also has absolutely no respect for the US government, an organization he has spent millions “buying.”

Sources close to Adelson have told this reporter that he is driven by a profound hatred of President Obama that blinds him to the consequences of his actions. Adelson, unlike the extremist Koch Brothers and Richard Mellon Scaife, wealthy autocrats that finance America’s ultra-right wing GOP, is a real self-made man.

Adelson started with nothing and built a fortune estimated between $50 and $100 billion. Adelson is a strong backer of, not just Israel, but Israel’s most extremist elements. His money doesn’t just buy political favors in the US but influences politics inside Israel as well.

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100,000 Petition Congress For Independent Investigation Into Benghazigate

By Craig Bannister, cnsnews

An organization representing the Special Operations community will present Congress with a petition signed by more than 100,000 Americans demanding an independent investigation into “Benghazigate.”

At Capitol Hill on Thursday, Special Operations Speaks (SOS), led by CEO Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham (Ret.), will present members of Congress with a petition containing the names of more than 100,000 Americans demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to fully investigate the events in Washington and abroad surrounding the murder of four Americans at the U.S. embassy in Libya.

The petition is titled: “Special Operations Speaks DEMANDS an Independent Investigation to Uncover Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate.”

According to SOS, “The leadership of Special Operations Speaks and a majority of the American people by a 51% to 38% margin do not approve of the way the Obama Administration has handled the Benghazi massacre.”

“Conflicting stories” from the administration have raised “serious questions” about Benghazigate that must be answered, SOS says:

“Conflicting stories about the cause of the massacre and the actions taken by the Obama White House during and after the attack have led to serious questions about events surrounding the massacre and the veracity of the President and members of his Administration in relation to the event.”

Some of the questions the petition calls for Congress to answer are:

  • “Why requests by the Department of State for increased levels of security at the embassy prior to the attack were denied by President Obama,”
  • “When exactly the President and his advisors became aware of the true circumstances of the attack,”
  • “Why the President and his advisors then misled the public about the nature of the attack,” and
  • “If high crimes and misdemeanors were committed during this campaign of misinformation.”