***CHINESE ESPIONAGE & THE ASSASSINATION OF RON BROWN?***
November 13th, 1996
"Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!"
('King John'; Act II, sc.1)
Thanks to the internet, information is available from a variety of media sources around the world that brings to light profound truths that would otherwise be completely repressed. One example of this is the case to be made that TWA Flight #800 was shot down by a missile, either by terrorists or by friendly fire from a U.S. naval vessel. Another example of the revelatory power of the internet, which is yet to gain widespread attention in the major media, is evidence that the Clinton administration is responsible for, wittingly or not, extensive Chinese economic espionage in Washington and, in association with this, the death/murder of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. Ron Brown was killed in what the world was told was an "accidental" plane crash in Croatia on April 3rd of this year. The circumstances surrounding the plane crash were, to say the least, suspicious. Something that struck me as somewhat unbelievable at the time was that the military plane the U.S. Commerce Secretary had gone down in lacked the all-important "Black Box" to determine precisely what caused the plane to crash. That same plane had carried Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and Defense Secretary William Perry just the week before and all planes that carry U.S. government officials are required to have a Black Box. Thus, it is difficult, if not impossible, to believe the plane that went down in Croatia killing Commerce Secretary Ron Brown did not have a Black Box. Thus, there is strong evidence suggesting a cover-up of the fatal plane crash. Ron Brown's plane my have been brought down intentionally. Why, however, would anyone target U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown in such an elaborate way? In the wake of one of the newest Clinton scandals, the answer appears to be coming to light. Going into the election, controversy emerged surrounding the "Lippo Group", an Indonesian conglomerate that had been making huge and likely illegal contributions to the Clintons. It turns out that the Lippo Group was likely a front for China: In what appears to have been a classic espionage operation launched days after Clinton was elected in November 1992, China Resources purchased at a discount a 15% share in the Hong Kong Chinese Bank, which is owned by the Lippo Group, the Indonesian conglomerate with close ties to Clinton. Eight months later, after the Lippo Group had demonstrated it had direct access to the Oval Office and was able to influence American foreign policy, China Resources increased its shareholding in the bank to 50%. This time, the Chinese paid a 50% premium and gave Lippo a profit of about £12m. A key figure in the affair is John Huang, a former Taiwanese air force officer. Born in China, he joined the Hong Kong Chinese Bank and in the mid-1980s moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, helping to establish Lippo's operations in Arkansas and getting to know Bill and Hillary Clinton well. Now what's really remarkable is John Huang's connection to Commerce Secretary Ron Brown: In January 1994, on the personal instructions of Ron Brown, the commerce secretary, Huang was given top-secret security clearance without background checks by the FBI or the state department's Office of Security- a strict requirement for somebody born in a foreign country. This gave him access to vital American intelligence. Six months later, he was given a post in the commerce department and went with Brown on a trade mission to Peking. In the commerce department, Huang had access to much of the intelligence delivered daily to the department by the CIA that relates to economic and trade secrets gathered around the world. He also received weekly intelligence briefings from the CIA. The implication of this information should be clear. Ron Brown was integrally involved with helping a program of Chinese espionage in Washington in order to line the coffers of the Clinton administration. Clearly his knowledge on this score, which increasingly looked like it might be devulged do to the growing possibility of Ron Brown's indictment on other charges of corrupt activity, made the Commerce Secretary a marked man. Consequently, he had to be silenced in a manner that would appear to be "accidental"- especially since another "Vince Foster"-style suicide would be too suspicious. Thus, the April plane crash that took his life. Below are some profound related articles: --------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES ARE FOR FAIR USE ONLY --------------------------------------------------------------------- "CLINTON: HRC IMPLICATED IN CHINESE ESPIONAGE" Sunday Times - November 10 1996 by James Adams in Washington Chinese trade coup staggers US spy chiefs PRESIDENT Bill Clinton may have been the victim of a massive Chinese espionage operation intended to gather top-secret information on American trade and economic policy, according to intelligence officials and Republican sources. The CIA and Congress have launched investigations into what appears to have been a stunning intelligence coup by China. In a four-year operation, Chinese agents were able to take advantage of lax security procedures and a pattern of corruption in the Clinton administration to get routine access for their friends and associates to the highest levels of the administration, including the Oval Office. In return, China was able to lobby for the retention of most favoured nation status, worth billions of dollars a year to Peking, and have advanced knowledge of America's negotiating positions in trade and economic talks as well as access to trade deals subsidised by America. "It's bad," said one intelligence source. "The Chinese have clearly pulled off the kind of coup we would have loved to have done." The operation will be the focus of an investigation by the House oversight committee, expected when Congress resumes in January. A dossier prepared for the committee details "People's Republic of China Intelligence Penetration" of the Clinton administration. The investigation is certain to destroy any vestige of "bipartisan co- operation" that some Republicans and Democrats hoped to see in Clinton's second term. Some Republicans believe that the evidence is so damaging that senior administration officials are certain to be indicted. Fears of a Chinese intelligence scam stem from an investigation into the millions of dollars the Democrats received in illegal campaign contributions over the past four years. The Clinton administration gave high-level access to donors to lobby officials and paid them off with generous subsidised trade deals. Until now, this has been regarded as an example of corruption in the Clinton administration. Now it is suspected much more was involved and that the First Bureau of the military intelligence department in China, responsible for gathering intelligence abroad, was the big winner. Investigators are focusing on the Chinese Resources Bank, based in Hong Kong and officially the commercial arm of China's ministry of foreign trade and economic co-operation. However, according to western intelligence sources, the bank is a front for Chinese intelligence. "A vice-president of the China Resources Holding Company in Hong Kong is traditionally a military case officer," said Nicholas Eftimiades, a China specialist with the Defence Intelligence Agency. "This officer coordinates the collection activities of other intelligence personnel operating under [China Resources] cover." In what appears to have been a classic espionage operation launched days after Clinton was elected in November 1992, China Resources purchased at a discount a 15% share in the Hong Kong Chinese Bank, which is owned by the Lippo Group, the Indonesian conglomerate with close ties to Clinton. Eight months later, after the Lippo Group had demonstrated it had direct access to the Oval Office and was able to influence American foreign policy, China Resources increased its shareholding in the bank to 50%. This time, the Chinese paid a 50% premium and gave Lippo a profit of about £12m. A key figure in the affair is John Huang, a former Taiwanese air force officer. Born in China, he joined the Hong Kong Chinese Bank and in the mid-1980s moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, helping to establish Lippo's operations in Arkansas and getting to know Bill and Hillary Clinton well. I noticed this.... In January 1994, on the personal instructions of Ron Brown, the commerce secretary, Huang was given top-secret security clearance without background checks by the FBI or the state depart ment's Office of Security a strict requirement for somebody born in a foreign country. This gave him access to vital American intelligence. Six months later, he was given a post in the commerce department and went with Brown on a trade mission to Peking. but I remembered this earlier story, derived from a story that appeared in the Washington Times: The Times November 9 1996 UNITED STATES "First Lady 'won government job' for fundraiser" FROM TOM RHODES IN WASHINGTON HILLARY CLINTON was at the centre of a tightening net of scandal at the White House last night even as she planned to launch a crusade of self-redemption. A report in Washington claimed America's First Lady had orchestrated an appointment at the Commerce Department for John Huang, the controversial figure subsequently forced to resign his post as a senior Democratic fundraiser. Mr Huang's role at the government department remains shrouded in mystery amid continuing Republican allegations that the former executive of the Indonesian Lippo Group was part of a concerted effort to influence trade policy in return for dubious contributions from Asia to the Clinton campaign. The White House said there was "no indication" that Mrs Clinton had any hand in the appointment of Mr Huang as deputy assistant secretary for international economic policy in 1994, but a department aide told The Washington Times that the banker was not hired by Ron Brown, the Commerce Secretary who died in a plane crash near the Croatian city of Dubrovnik in April. "He was not Ron Brown's guy, and his presence caused intense conflict," said the source. "Huang was carrying water for the White House." Times Newspapers Ltd. 1996 and so now I wonder what HRC's and BC's payoff was. Continuing with the 11/10 story, "By the time Brown and Huang went to China in July 1994, there was $5.5 billion (£3.3 billion) in deals ready to be signed," said a Republican investigator. "Never in the history of America's trade relations with China has so much been put together so fast." In the commerce department, Huang had access to much of the intelligence delivered daily to the department by the CIA that relates to economic and trade secrets gathered around the world. He also received weekly intelligence briefings from the CIA. Shortly before joining the administration, Huang was given a $900,000 pay-off by the Lippo Group. However, he continued to keep in close touch with Mochtar Riady, his former boss at the Lippo Group. Huang was also busy as a fundraiser for the Democrats, generating $5m in the past 12 months, including a $450,000 donation from Lippo. Some of those donations were illegal and in the past month the Democrats have returned $500,000. In the past two years Huang has visited the White House about 70 times and had several meetings with Clinton unprecedented access for a relatively low-level official. Riady himself made six trips to Washington in Clinton's first term and met the president several times on each visit. In September 1995 Riady and Huang met Clinton and pressed for the retention of China's most favoured nation status. At the least, the result of this lobbying appears to have been sweetheart deals for Lippo involving billions of dollars, some of which were under written by the US Export-Import Bank. At the same time, Clinton softened his stance against Indonesia's labour practices that had been attacked by Amnesty International. "What you seem to have here is a classic intelligence operation that took advantage of every opportunity presented," said one Republican source. "For a relatively modest investment, a foreign government gains access to the president, to lucrative trade deals and has a direct influence on our foreign policy. Who could ask for more?" The White House is worried. Officials privately are pointing the finger at Brown, who was killed in an air crash earlier this year. "It's clear that Brown was running an illegal operation," said one. "But how do you vilify a dead man who's a hero to the Democratic party?" Times Newspapers Ltd. 1996 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal UPDATE Article "From Over the Transom: Murder in the First Degree?" On August 6, 1996, 16 officers were punished with official reprimands and other non-criminal punishment incident to the death of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 other Americans in the airplane crash near Dubrovnik, Croatia. The following article was excerpted from a private letter from Nicholas A. Guarino, former TV Host of Commodities Week, former Arkansas businessman, and editor of Wall Street Underground. We submit it for your own evaluation. Events at Cilipi Airport, Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the afternoon of April 3, 1996: 2:10 Captain Amir Schic lands a twin-engine corporate jet carrying the Croatian Prime Minister and the American Ambassador. It is one of five planes to land routinely on Runway 12 in the hour preceding the scheduled 3:00 arrival of IFOR-21, the Boeing T-43A,1 carrying Ron Brown and his entourage of American deal-makers. 2:15 Businessmen begin to straggle into the lobby, a few carrying umbrellas to ward off the very light to moderate rain. They're early because they're anxious to greet the 35 Americans who at this moment are taking off from Tuzla, Bosnia, 130 miles to the northeast. It is only a 45-minute flight. For those passengers it would usher in eternity. 2:30: In the radio shack of the Cilipi Airport, Maintenance Chief Niko Jerkuic, 46, nervously fiddled with the dials of his NonDirectional Radio (NDR) beacon, the only instrument he has to guide approaching planes. In a couple of hours he will be a rich man, the two American operatives told him, if he can quietly send IFOR-21 into Sveti Ivan (St. John's Hill), one of the highest mountains in the area at 2400 feet. Jerkuic will simply shut his beacon down_at the same moment that a decoy beacon is turned on by an American operative sitting near the base of Sveti Ivan. This is an old trick dating back to pirate days. There are some broken clouds at 400 feet; the main cloud is at 2,000 feet. Sveti Ivan rises almost 400 feet into the overcast. 2:48 Captain Schic climbs to the control tower to give IFOR-21 a friendly radio greeting and assurance that all is well. He describes the Cilipi weather: visibility 8 kilometers (5 miles), winds still at 14 mph, all flights arriving normally. Flying at about 10,000 feet and 40+ miles away, Co-captains Ashley J. Davis, 35, and Tim Shafer, 33, thank Schic for his words of welcome. These conditions are later described by Newsweek and others as "the worst storm in years" with "visibility just 100 yards." This was refuted by Aviation Week and the Air Force Accident Investigation.2 2:50 IFOR-21 reports in to Cilipi routinely. It is the last time their voice is heard. 2:52 The main regional radar station loses IFOR-21 from its screen. 2:52 Jerkuic shuts down his NDR beacon; the decoy powers up. 2:54 At Kolocep Island, IFOR-21 is on course as it passes over Cilipi's first beacon, 11.8 miles from the airport, and locks on to the second and final beam that is being transmitted from Sveti Ivan. This changes the plane's actual heading from 119¯ to 109¯, straight into Sveti Ivan. The Cilipi control tower doesn't know the plane is now off course: it has no radar. 2:56 The U.S. Air Force AWACS plane keeping track of air traffic in the Bosnian conflict area loses track of IFOR-21 just after it passes over Dubrovnik. Since it is less than a mile off course at this point, no one on the AWACS notes anything wrong. 2:58 Aboard the plane, the klaxon of its ground-proximity warning device suddenly blares, but the two or three seconds of warning arefar too little. The plane crashes into the rocky hillside and explodes. The tail section remains intact, but the rest of IFOR-21 and its occupants are scattered over the hill. All 35 people aboard are dead except for stewardess Shelly Kelly, who, riding in the tail, sustained only minor cuts and bruises. So far. 3:18 U.S. authorities are notified that IFOR-21 is down, location completely unknown. There will be 11 1/2 hours of confusion before arriving at the scene. 4:00 In the Republic of South Africa, news reports say that an attempt has been made on the life of Ron Brown's law partner, Tommy Boggs, by unknown assailants in a staged car accident in Capetown. Later, Boggs will refuse to discuss it. Later that afternoon, Niko Jerkuic goes home to collect his reward. It is to come three days later: a bullet through the chest, just shortly before he is scheduled to be grilled by the U.S. Air Force accident investigation team. A hit squad wraps his hand around the gun and departs. Like many of the White-water dead, Jerkuic is immediately labelled a suicide even though there's no evidence. A chest wound is a rather rare cause. The quick official reason given for bachelor Jerkuic's death is despondence over romantic troubles. Neighbors and friends deny this and agree that he was not depressed. Like many of his friends who had survived the years of the Bosnian war, he was excited that life was finally getting better. 7:20 Four hours and 20 minutes after the crash the first Croatian Special Forces search party arrives on the scene and finds only Ms. Kelly surviving. They call for a helicopter to evacuate her to the hospital. When it arrives, she is able to get aboard without assistance from the medics. But Kelly never completes the short hop. She dies en route. According to multiple reports given to journalist/editor Joe L. Jordan, an autopsy later reveals a neat three-inch incision over her main femoral artery. It also shows that the incision came at least three hours after all her other cuts and bruises. Further necropsies will not happen. Clinton has ordered the cremation of all victims. It is hard to perform autopsies on ashes. -Confusion or Coverup?- None of the explanations advanced explain the impossibility of how two experienced pilots, on a 45-minute flight, could follow an NDR beam (accurate to within two feet at the landing point) and crash 1.6 miles off course. The official Air Force explanation is that the pilots set the compass 10¯ off course. That is unlikely. Pilots routinely set the compass right before takeoff. If this explanation were correct, they would not have been on course when they passed the first beacon, 11.8 miles from the airport. Furthermore, they were flying on the NDR signal, not the compass. Another view is that a nasty crosswind "blew" the plane sideways. Not credible: this would require a wind 90¯ off from the actual wind. Blown off course 1.6 miles? Most of the press and officialdom have blamed poor visibility to some extent. To do this, they have to take the ferocity of the rainstorm later that afternoon and evening and move it back in time to the crash hour. Records show the weather from 2:54 to 2:58 PM was well within the normal limits for the landing.3 And NDR beacons never get blown off course. Pilot fatigue and strain? Not likely on a 45-minute flight. Equipment malfunction on a rickety old plane? IFOR-21 was the number two plane in the White House fleet: in essence, Air Force Two. It had carried Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and Defense Secretary William Perry just the week before. Everything about the flight was checked out and rehearsed a week in advance. None of the "official" explanations hold water. All of them ignore the fact that IFOR-21 did not simply stray off the path at the last moment. It went straight as an arrow to its doom the moment it left the Kolocep Island beacon and picked up the Cilipi beacon. The problem had to be the Cilipi beacon which was shut down at the right moment and a decoy beacon at Sveti Ivan turned on. Couldn't the air traffic controller shed some light on things? Certainly. But now he, too, has "committed suicide!" The chief investigator for Pratt & Whitney happened to be at the Paris Air Show on April 3. Since Pratt & Whitney always sends an investigator when a plane powered by their engines has a mishap, the man called his boss in America and was to be sent to the site. As he was packing, however, his boss called back and said, "Don't go. There's not going to be a safety investigation." The Air Force had, for the first time in its history, canceled the safety investigation of a crash on friendly soil. There would be a token legal investigation to enable the assignment of blame and then they'd go home. -Where are the Black Boxes?- Within hours of the crash, the Croatian Ministry of Transport announced that they had the black boxes. One and half days after the crash, Croatian TV (plus Russian and French TV) announced that the FDR (flight data recorder) and the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) were safely in the hands of U.S. Marines. The U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, also stated that a black box was on board. Later, the Pentagon brass stoutly disputed all this, stating that there were no black boxes aboard. It is difficult to imagine that America's #2 VIP plane had no black box. Veteran Air Force mechanics claim that they never have seen a T-43A without a black box. -Why Hit Ron Brown?- Ron Brown was, by all accounts, just a charming fellow working very hard to promote U.S. business. Why would anyone want to kill him? And who would have the resources to do it by bringing down a large White House airplane? The answer, in brief, is that Ron Brown was going to prison and had threatened to bring Bill Clinton down with him. He was up to his neck in numerous major scandals: Whitewater, the Denver airport mess, Mena, the Keating Five, Lillian Madsen and her Haitian prostitutes, etc. Twenty-two Congressmen wrote Clinton in February of 1995 demanding that he fire Brown. At the time of his murder, Brown was under investigation by: a special prosecutor in the Justice Department; the FDIC; the Congressional Reform and Oversight Committee; the FBI; the Energy Department; the Senate Judiciary Committee; and even his own Commerce Department Inspector General. Involved in over a dozen major scandals, Brown was, among other things, Clinton's point man to bring Iranian Muslims and their weaponry into the Bosnia war. That broke the U.S.-endorsed arms embargo. The money for the arms was most likely from Commerce and Agriculture-slush fund money channeled to U.S. manufacturers, thence to U.S. friendly nations and firms overseas, thence to Iran. The arms included heli-copter gun-ships, stinger missiles,4 land mines, anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers, and other quality weaponry. The last nail in Brown's coffin was pounded four days before the crash. The FBI and the IRS subpoenaed as many as 20 witnesses for a serious new grand jury probe of Brown in Washington.5 The February 8, 1996 Washington Post reported that Brown had retained top legal gun Reid Weingarten, a former high official in the Justice Department, as his criminal attorney. You don't pay his prices ($750 an hour) unless you know a criminal indictment is coming and you're probably going to jail. Janet Reno appointed Daniel Pearson as Brown's special prosecutor.6 When she gave him blanket permission to investigate anything, Brown angrily demanded that Clinton force her to withdraw Pearson. But Reno couldn't do that; she had been backed into a corner by Representative William F. Clinger, Jr., who is chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, and who had possession of incriminating documents on Brown. According to confidants who insist on anonymity, when Clinton indicatedhe couldn't comply, Brown went ballistic. His fatal mistake was telling Clinton that he wasn't going to take the rap. He was going to finger Bill and Hillary instead. From that point on, Brown was a dead man walking. Like Vincent Foster before him, Brown knew too much. More than any man in Washington, he knew where all the money went for the payoffs, bribes, scams, money laundering, cover-ups, participation fees, hush money and side deals_all the way from one-man operations to vast multinational trade treaty deals. The phoney suicide fake-out used on Foster could not be repeated, of course. But an airplane "whack" is always viewed as an accident. This was not the rag-tag "Arkansas Mafia" that followed Clinton to Washington. This was the muscle squad of the establishment. Is it possible that 34 innocent Americans were murdered to silence Commerce Secretary Ron Brown? Was this another in a series of cover- ups spanning 13 years and involving our current President? This article was excerpted from a letter from Nicholas A. Guarino with confirmation by James W. Nugent, the Publisher of Wall Street Underground. The full report also includes details of the 56 Clinton dead: the unknown and deadly side of the Whitewater Scandal. You can obtain a complete report by contacting the address below and then form your own conclusions. You may also want to review the following video documentaries: The Clinton Chronicles (now also in book form); The Mena Connection: Drugs, Money Laundering, and the Making of a President; and Obstruction of Justice. These are all available from the producers at (800) 828-2290. -The ValuJet Crash Another Attempted Hit?- Chuck Hays, CIA contract operative, was supposed to be on the ValuJet that crashed in May. He was the one who broke the news that Vince Foster had received $2.73 million from Switzerland just before his death. It was put into a U.S. slush fund bank account that he controlled, but it was designated as a "U.S. Treasury Escrow Account." After his death, the number of the account was found in his wallet. Hays was a key source to Jim Norman, former senior editor of Forbes, who wrote disclosures in Media Bypass. Hays's name was on the ValuJet manifest, but he was unable to catch the flight. Lucky. Bibliographic Sources: Murder in the First Degree, An Interim Report on the Death of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 Other United States Citizens, Concluding Report Date Contingent Upon Hearings in House Committee on National Security and Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations), Private Report by Nicholas A. Guarino, received from The Wall Street Underground, 12254 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 55337. (800) 290-9953. (See also The Presidential Mess, a book by Nicholas A. Guarino, also available through the same address.) Air Force Details Results of CT-43 Accident Investigation, DefenseLINK News Release, Reference No. 342-96. "Keep Our Mouths Shut," Serbian Unity Congress News Bulletin Newsweek, April 15, 1996. Jeppesen Approach Charts for Du-brovnik, Croatia (Cilipi). Notes: 1.The T-43A is the military version of a Boeing 737-200. (Cf. Air Force Accident Investigation, see sources, above. 2."The weather was not a substantially contributing factor in this mishap." Air Force Details Results of CT-43 Accident Investigation, Reference No. 342-96. 3.See note 2. 4.TWA 800 may have been hit with such a missile. Our sources have indicated that a significant number of portable surface-to-air missiles are missing from inventories and are in Muslim hands in the United States. The rumored strategy has been to hit 747's on take-off. We understand that the TWA flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, was scheduled to leave JFK at 8:00 PM, but was on a gate hold due to a late passenger. Did they hit the wrong plane? 5.There is little chance you heard about this deathknell grand jury case. It was reported on radio station KTOK in Oklahoma on March 28 and on the front page of the Washington Times on March 29. But then a lock was put on the story; the AP and New York Times wire services blocked any further release of the information. (Welcome to the New World Order.) 6.If you are a member of Congress, assign your most trusted staff member to investigate these crimes, starting with a conversation with Daniel Pearson, who is still willing to share his information. This article was first published in the September 1996 edition of Personal Update. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: FWD: FOLLOW THE (CHINESE) MONEY From: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Lippo Group and the Money Trail Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 06:31:07 GMT FOLLOW THE MONEY: Participants and lurkers to this group know that the money trail, if it can be tracked, will lead to the reason and possibly the trigger man (or woman) behind Vincent Fosters death. It will also show who backed Clinton’s meteoric rise to the presidency. I believe the money trail is a series of parallel paths that spread out of Little Rock (aka: Rose Law Firm) like the web of a spider. Last week, Mr. Chertoff dropped one BIG clue. I’m surprised (actually, nothing much surprises me anymore about what has come to be called ‘WHITEWATER) and intrigued at the obvious referral made to the Lippo Group and the Riady family in his questioning of poor Mr. (only trying to support my family) Hubell. I also think that the future of Mr. Chertoff’s employment on the committee and the vain of further questions on the matter, will indicate Mr. D’Amato’s true intentions as head of the Senate Committee investigating Whitewater. I searched the literature on the Lippo Group and found many interesting ties to: Jackson Stevens, Bill Clinton, Rose Law Firm, Worthen Bank, Ron Brown’s China trip, loss of Arkansas public retirement funds, Swiss Bank Corporation, Hong Kong bank, the Bevill, Bresler & Schulman securities brokerage company, Entergy Corporation (parent of Arkansas Power and Light), continued human rights violations in the People’s Republic of China (all tentacles of the web). After finding all this information I recalled a poster on this group discussing Chertoff’s background in prosecuting RICO cases. It is now clear why he was selected to be the Republican’s Chief Counsel...there is an organized conspiracy (probably criminal) that is so complex that it is difficult to understand. The scope of the conspiracy adds to the difficulty in tying it all together. CONCERNING THE LIPPO GROUP Money is Power and no one knew this better than The Lippo/Jackson Stephs partnership that controled Worthen Banking Corporation (before it went under). Lippo Group is an Indonesian Holding company that has many interests in Asia, including communist China. Riday heads the Lippo Group. In one of its annual reports it claimed that banking is not basically about money..it is a matter of buying and selling trust.it is what partners can offer in personal contacts and business connection.” These connections lead right to Governor/President Bill Clinton. In 1977 Jackson Stephens brokered a deal to sell a bank owned by Bert Lance to Mochtar Riady, an Indonesian financier. Riady was a member of Indonesia’s elite ethnic Chinese business circle. When the deal fell through (the Lance bank was bought by the Saudi Ghaith Pharaon of the BCCI) Stephens arranged for Riday to buy into the Worthen Bank and Trust of Little Rock. This happend in 1984. Riady appointed his son James as president of the bank. The deal was brokered by C. Joseph Giroir II, the former chairman of the Rose Law Firm - the man who hired Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Giroir now runs the Arkansas International Development Corp. and continues to make major international deals for the Riadys and Indonesia multi billionaire Liem Sioe Liong. What happened next was a series of shady deals and investments and under-collateralized loans that put the solvency of the bank at risk. It also risked public Arkansas retirement funds. Apparently, Worthen managed public pension funds and invested them in high-risk short-term loans called repos . . . to the tune of $10 to $20 million at a time. In other words, this bank had an arrangement with the state government of Bill Clinton to manage the investment of Arkansas state pension funds. These risky investments were made through a New Jersy firm call Bevill, Bresler & Schulman. An elected Republican state audior had warned the state that these repos were risk, but her warnings went unheaded (Kind of sounds like the phrase “it’s Lasaters deal” only in this case it’s Stephens deal). During 1985, the bank handled $342 million of state pension money. Then it happened. When Worthen placed its biggest repo ever, $52 million, that's the day that the investment firm (Bevill, Bresler & Schulman) went bust. Had this loss of public funds become common public knowledge, it would have shaken Clintons governorship. Jack Stephens dashed back to Little Rock in the wee hours of the morning and wrote out a check for $32 million to cover part of the loss. He got the bank’s investors to spring for the other $20 million and later recouped those losses from an insurance policy issued to cover bank officer misconduct. New common stock was issued and Mochtar Riady purchased much of it. This bail-out of the state funds may have saved Clinton’s career. It also put him in a position of owing Stephens and Riady . . . BIG TIME. Stephens' son Warren eventually took over the bank...the same bank that provide much support to Clinton’s 1990 gubernatorial campagain. The Riadys got out of the bank around 1989 or 1990 but have stayed in close contact They even left the former president of the Lippo Bank in Los Angeles to work in the Clintion administration. John Huang is deputy assistant secretary for international economic policy at the COMMERCE DEPARTMENT. Remember the statement “It is what partners can offer in personal contacts and business connections? Well, those contacts paid dividends for Stephens and Riady in 1994. President Clinton said in support of Ron Brown that his leadership had resulted in “expanded opportunities for American business in this country and abroad?” Well, it appears that some of those businesses have ties to Stephens and Riady. An interoffice memo found in the files at Entergy Corporation mentions a meeting that an Entergy employee had with a Commerce Department deputy assistant Secretary in June of 1994. This was 3 or 4 months before the trade mission to China actually occurred. Entergy is the parent company of the Arkansas Power and Light Company of Little Rock, a staunch supporter of Bill Clinton. It appears that the skids were greased. And guess who the chief Washington lobbyist was for Entergy. His name is Beryl Anthony. You may know him better as the man who married the (sister of the late VINCENT FOSTER, Sheila Foster Anthony). It's curious to note that then State Department spokesman Mike McCurry said on August 29, 1994 that the administation had witnessed “no significant improvements” in the human rights situation in China since President Clinton renewed MFN status. He continued by saying that the rights abuses “represent a continuation of exactly those Chinese practices that we have objected to in the past. But was Mr. Clinton going to let these “abuses” stop a good deal for a few of the good ‘ol’ boys from Arkansas? No way. He simply separated the issues of MFN and rights abuses. So how did Entergy make out on the trade mission? Well - on August 30, 1994, Entergy announced a $1 billion venture with - you guessed it - Lippo Group - to manage and expand Lippo’s power plant in northern China. On September 1, 1994, Entergy announced that it got a contract to help build two 660 megawatt generating stations in Guangzhou. In November 1994, Entergy was on Brown’s flight to Indonesia. They came home with more contracts to help build power plants in Indonesia. I hope you've been able to follow this tangled web and can see why I think the RICO statutes may come into play. The banks were pilfered to get Clinton in the White House and now he is paying off his debts by making billion dollar deals. He can do this because the government is full of his Arkansas partners in the ENTERPRISE. Getting back to the Lippo Group - They are partners in a joint venture with the SWISS BANK Corporation that makes up the largest capitalized securities brokerage in Indonisia. I wrote this article from information contained in the following publications: American Spectator Asiaweek Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Energy PR Newswire South China Morning Post The Times-Picayune Publishing Co USA Today ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: Conspiracy Nation Vol 7-68 Orlin Grabbe Weighs in on The Ron Brown Assassination From: John Fisher
Date: 1996/04/18 The Complete Grabbe Archive is Available at http://www.europa.com/~johnlf/Grabbe.html Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 7 Num. 68 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Ron Brown's Loose Lips Seal His Fate" by J. Orlin Grabbe 1. The April 1996 issue of *The American Spectator* contained an article "Why Ron Brown Won't Go Down". Shortly thereafter, on April 3, both Commerce Secretary Brown and his plane went down while on a landing approach to an airport in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Thirty-four other passengers were on board. 2. Ron Brown--who at various times has been under investigation by the Commerce Department Inspector General, the FDIC, the Justice Dept., the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee--was only two weeks away from being indicted with respect to a bribe paid by Oklahoma company Dynamic Energy Resources. "I am too old to go to jail," Brown loudly proclaimed. "If I go down, I'll take everyone else down with me." Brown assumed the threat would force Democratic bigwigs to rally around him, to make sure that the charges he faced were buried in an appropriate fashion. But Brown miscalculated. His own words buried him instead. 3. Brown was flying in the same equipment that had ferreted Hillary Clinton around Bosnia the week before. The aircraft had taken no intervening flights 4. The plane was a 43A, not a T-43A as reported. "T" stands for trainer, but in this case the extra control stick for the instructor had been removed. 5. Brown's plane was one of two planes in the fleet not equipped with a Black Box. It was, however, already wired for a Black Box, and the latter could have been purchased and put in place for the occasion for a mere $80,000 or so. (The wildly varying costs estimates-- in one case $6 million was cited--are speculative noise.) It is against Air Force regulations to transport government officials of diplomatic status or higher without a Black Box. Clearly, someone wasn't doing his job. 6. Landing visibility was good. This was reported by two pilots who landed immediately ahead of Brown's flight. One of these pilots has had more than 8000 hours flying experience. The statements by Lt. General Howell Estes--carried on CNN and elsewhere--about visibility problems and terrible conditions of wind, rain, and fog, are either simply erroneous or constitute sheer disinformation. ("The Pentagon finally told that old fart to shut up," one source says.) Similar statements such as those by Don Phillips in the *Washington Post* that "the plane was fighting . . . poor visibility when it slammed into a mountain" (A28, April 12, 1996) also seem to be part of a active disinformation campaign. 7. "If you are even a quarter mile off course, the tower begins screaming at you," says a pilot who has flown into that airport. To be off more than two miles is impossible without having generated a great deal of control tower radio traffic. What do the tapes show with respect to Brown's flight? 8. The control tower tape is missing. While very suspicious, this could simply represent an attempt by someone to secure crucial evidence. However, there is a backup cylinder which keeps a backup copy of all traffic for up to three months. This backup cylinder is also missing. "The missing backup cylinder shows that this was a professional job," says a source highly connected in the intelligence community. 9. The maintenance chief for navigation systems at the airport, Niko Junic, is said to have subsequently committed "suicide" at home, on the Saturday after Wednesday's crash of Brown's plane. Junic is said to have shot himself in the chest, an unusual choice of techniques. His medical records show him to be a very stable, reliable individual. 10. Brown's plane made its approach to the airport from Tusla in the northeast. But part of the plane ended up on the mountainside about 10 miles southeast of Dubrovnik, while another part ended up in the water roughly 18 miles away--about five miles northwest of Dubrovnik in the Adriatic. This indicates the plane came apart at fairly high altitude. 11. CIA trawlers have recovered part of the wreckage in the water. This, along with the wreckage on the hillside, not only shows unmistakable evidence of an explosive blast, but the type of detonator ("descending detonator") that set it off. The downing of the plane was no accident: it was a deliberate act of sabotage. 12. When President Clinton appeared on camera to announce the disappearance and death of Ron Brown, his nose and eyes showed unmistakable signs of recent significant cocaine usage. Did the President need a lot of lines to get courage to face the public? Or was this just one more example of the type of hubris that lead to Brown's demise? 13. Like Brown himself, those responsible for his death have apparently miscalculated. Two of the most powerful organizations in the U.S. government have now decided that enough is enough, and they aren't going to let the cover-up of the Brown assassination continue. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +