Skip to comments.NIGERGATE:Connections between the UN Oil-for-food Inquiry, the Rockefeller Group and the French
Posted on 11/16/2005 11:22:36 AM PST by parnasokan
NIGERGATE: Connections between members of the UN Inquiry Committee into the Oil-for-food program, the Rockefeller Group and the French.
As promised some elements that the radar missed. Once again the Italian newspaper Il Giornale offers some fascinating insight into the less discussed aspects of the Nigergate affair. In addition Ive posted a HIGHLY SIMPLIFIED chart mapping A PART of the links between members of the UN Oil-for-food Inquiry, the Rockefeller Group AND THE FRENCH.
Is it perhaps because of these ties that France despite having been in possession of the false documents since the fall of 2000, despite only having revealed the truth to the USA on March 4 2003 and despite DGSE having been the employers of Rocco Martino, has never been named by Rockefeller or his media allies and have never been investigated?
It is worth re-reading the following two paragraphs from the Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: On November 22, 2002, during a meeting with State Department officials, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director for Nonproliferation said that France had information on an Iraqi attempt to buy uranium from Niger. He said that France had determined that no uranium had been shipped, but France believed the reporting was true that Iraq had made a procurement attempt for uranium from Niger. On March 4, 2003, the U.S. Government learned that the French had based their initial assessment that Iraq had attempted to procure uranium from Niger on the same documents that the U.S. had provided to the INVO.
So as specifically stated in the Report the French were in possession of Rocco Martinos false documents, that is the same documents that the U.S. had provided to the INVO.
I will continue to post articles on this front. The details of the whole affair are all slowly coming out.
--- Article begins --- The strange ties between Nigergate and Oil-for-food By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi Rome, November 16, 2005
For some time behind the scenes of the Nigergate affair silent wars are taking place inside the intelligence agencies. An internal one at the CIA, another between the French DGSE and the British MI6. At the origins of the Anglo-French disaccord is the somewhat ambiguous behavior of Paris in regards to the supply of the self same documents regarding the traffic of uranium between Niger and Iraq that turned up in the hands of the freelance spy working for the French, Rocco Martino. The agreement that Paris insisted upon when supplying the documents to MI6, documents of which Paris garanteed the maximum attendability, was that the British could not reveal the source to anyone, including the USA. Looking back that was a heavy order, one which today puts all of the responsability for the invasion of Iraq on the British. When Bush spoke about Saddam he was basing his facts on British intelligence. This explains the blanked out parts of the Senate Report, the parts where a foreign service is reported to have given information regarding Saddams attempts to procure tons of yellow cake to the British (and thus to the USA).
This is what lead to the attempt to place the blame on SISMI, a blame and responsability that the Italian Military Intelligence Service has no part of. The British report on arms of mass destruction made reference to information supplied by the French and the telephone intercepts of Saddams officers. In the report there is no mention or trace of the false documents, even if some parties have tried to convince half of the world of the opposite. With the advantage of hindsight and after having been stung the analysts at Vauxhall Cross begun to re-wind the Nigergate tape. Having re-run the tape over and over again the analysts reached their conclusion: they were put in a trap. Organise by who? The French? The same French that as of fall 2000 knew of the false dossier and kept quiet about it until the eve of the war. The suspicion gains credibility when events over time are studied. In particular when considering how Rocco Martino on July 23 2003, well after Baghdad had fallen, presented himself at the British Embassy in Brussels the city where he held his meetings with his DGSE handler with the intention of placing the false documents, swearing that the were different from those that everyone was talking about.
Martino explained to Il Giornale that this wasnt so, that in reality he was trying to earn some money by recounting his version of the story. At MI6 they dont believe him, it is believed that his goal was to place the bogus documents. To what end? To put the fakes into British hands and then leak it to the press. A double or triple game seems to be impossible, but when the goal is to confuse an issue even an illogical move has a reason to exist. In fact at Downing Street the behavior of the French spies was not appreciated. In act Tony Blairs Government gave the green light to MI6 and MI5 to conduct a 360° investigation into the affair. Pure counterespionage. At the cost of digging and digging into Nigergate the British either find uranium or find petrol. Its either a link to Niger or to Iraq but in both cases the fingerprints are French. The French consortium Cogema has the monopoly on uranium mining in Niger, while Saddams oil leads to the Oil-for-food scandal where Paris (the BNP Paribas bank) has a leading role. When Saddams oil barrels are opened out it all comes, and its a mess. Even the hither to unknown comes out. Diverse intelligence agencies find themselves in front of the following picture: the French in Cogema are in business with the oil magnates, including the Rockefeller group. This name brings immediatley to mind the worlds second largest petrol company: Exxon, a company present in Niger through the activities of the Esso Exploration & Production Niger. Interesting indeed but theres more, the other partner: the French Elf Aquitaine. The link, according to a number of observers on the banks of the Thames, is of particular interest, espeially due to the fact that a well known member of the Rockefeller family is currently vice president of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The very same adversory of the Bush administration: Senator Jay Rockefeller IV. The very same man who after having approved the invasion of Iraq is currently involved in a battle against the White House, the FBI and the Italian Military Intelligence Service SISMI. According to the Senator and the blogs and newspapers who spread his ideas Italy should be investigated, Rockefeller makes no mention of the role played by France however. Thus French and American petrol interests (Texaco, Chevron, Mobil, Elf Aquitaine etc.) in Iraq and transversal political ties end up capturing the attention of the analysts. Not only the analysts but also the magistrates.
Who investigated the Oil-for-food scandal alongside Paul Volcker? Miranda Duncan, the niece of David Rockefeller. Duncan resigned from the commission following the polemic brought about by the conflicts of interest between the United Nations and the commission. Duncan, David Rockefellers niece, was working in the front line of the investigation. A conspiracy? Its still too early to say, Volcker (the president of the commission who has a CV full of ties to the Rockefellers) produced the Oil-for-food report on October 27 2005. Critiscism of the way in which the inquiry was conducted has been ferocious. The links between Iraq, petrol, uranium and the war are getting closer by the day but someone not only in Paris may well have hidden an important part of the story.
-- ARTICLE ENDS--
What's this mean? Vockler and Rockafella coverup?
I read today the only UN official fired because of the Oil for Food scandal was re-hired.
It is plain to me that the French investigation of Niger uranium smuggling was for the purpose of finding the leaks and plugging them.
Looks to me as though Jay has some 'splainin to do about all this stuff !! Let's watch him have a meltdown like he did with C. Wallace last Sunday on the t.v.
Where does Wilson fit in that matrix? He's gotta be there somewhere.
Of course they did...they initiated the investigation that ultimately led to the forgeries. From a recent post of mine:
The Niger forgery caper began as the result of an investigation by the French into illicit uranium mining and smuggling in 1999 - 2001. Not to defend that scumbag Wilson, but the people he spoke to may not have known about that and probably wouldn't tell him if they did:
European intelligence officers have now revealed that three years before the fake documents became public, human and electronic intelligence sources from a number of countries picked up repeated discussion of an illicit trade in uranium from Niger. One of the customers discussed by the traders was Iraq.Once the forgeries were discovered, everything else was discounted even if it was true.
Information gathered in 1999-2001 suggested that the uranium sold illicitly would be extracted from mines in Niger that had been abandoned as uneconomic by the two French-owned mining companies-Cominak and Somair, both of which are owned by the mining giant Cogema-operating in Niger.
"Mines can be abandoned by Cogema when they become unproductive. This doesn't mean that people near the mines can't keep on extracting," a senior European counter-proliferation official said.
But then, what ab out the Clinton/ Marc Rich connections? Scooter Libby was Rich's lawyer. Go figure.
What a coincidence...
Brewster Jennings & Associates was a front company set up by the CIA for Valerie Plame. < snip >
Intended to infiltrate ties between groups involved in smuggling nuclear weapons, it was apparently named after the late Brewster Jennings, who served as president of a predecessor company to Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Good stuff - don't you hate it when apps won't let you spell stuff the way you want and give you the red squigglies?
I think you're right.
Lest we forget, the Canadian PM's relative (son-in-law I think) sat on the board of directors for Total Fina Elf, the largest French-owned oil producer in Iraq.
Good catch and coincidences abound. Please note that Plame's CIA front company's name, Brewster-Jennings, is hyphenated. Brewster Jennings' original company was called Socony-Vacuum, also hyphenated.
Who investigated the Oil-for-food scandal alongside Paul Volcker? Miranda Duncan, the niece of David Rockefeller.The links between Iraq, petrol, uranium and the war are getting closer by the day but someone not only in Paris may well have hidden an important part of the story.
A picture of them together can be found at the Trilateral Commission Website
Members: Daschle, Rockefeller, Levin, Harkin, Graham, Lautenberg
Witness: Vince Cannistraro, Larry Johnson, James Marcinkowski
Geez...looks like the all the usual suspects. Book 'em Dano...
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