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At the press conference following their summit meeting in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of resolving potential criminal cases involving citizens of the two countries by permitting interrogators from Washington and Moscow to participate in joint questioning of the individuals named in indictments prepared by the respective judiciaries. The predictable response by the American nomenklatura was that it was a horrible idea as it would potentially require U.S. officials to answer questions from Russians about their activities.

Putin argued, not unreasonably, that if Washington wants to extradite and talk to any of the twelve recently indicted GRU officers the Justice Department has named then reciprocity is in order for Americans and other identified individuals who are wanted by the Russian authorities for illegal activity while in Russia. And if Russian officials are fair game, so are American officials.

A prime target for such an interrogation would be President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who was widely criticized while in Moscow for being on an apparent mission to cultivate ties with the Russian political opposition and other “pro-democracy” groups. But McFaul was not specifically identified in the press conference, though Russian prosecutors have asked him to answer questions related to the ongoing investigation of another leading critic, Bill Browder, who was named by Putin during the question and answer session. Browder is a major hedge fund figure who, inter alia, is an American by birth. He renounced his U.S. citizenship in 1997 in exchange for British citizenship to avoid paying federal taxes on his worldwide income.

Bill Browder is what used to be referred to as an oligarch, having set up shop in 1999 as Hermitage Capital Management Fund, a hedge fund registered in tax havens Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. It focused on “investing” in Russia, taking advantage initially of the loans-for-shares scheme under Russia’s drunkard President Boris Yeltsin, and then continuing to profit greatly during the early years of Vladimir Putin. By 2005 Hermitage was the largest foreign investor in Russia.

Yeltsin had won a fraudulent election in 1996 supported by the oligarch-controlled media and by President Bill Clinton, who secured a \$20.2 billion IMF loan that enabled him to buy support. Today we would refer to Clinton’s action as “interference in the 1996 election,” but at that time a helpless and bankrupt Russia was not well placed to object to what was being done to it. Yeltsin proved keen to follow oligarchical advice regarding how to strip the former Soviet Union of its vast state-owned assets. Browder’s Hermitage Investments profited hugely from the commodities deals that were struck at that time.

Browder and his apologists portray him as an honest and honorable Western businessman attempting to operate in a corrupt Russian business world. Nevertheless, the loans-for-shares scheme that made him his initial fortune has been correctly characterized as the epitome of corruption by all parties involved, an arrangement whereby foreign investors worked with local oligarchs to strip the former Soviet economy of its assets paying pennies on each dollar of value. Along the way, Browder was reportedly involved in money laundering, making false representations on official documents and bribery.

Browder was eventually charged by the Russian authorities for fraud and tax evasion. He was banned from re-entering Russia in 2005 and began to withdraw his assets from the country, but three companies controlled by Hermitage were eventually seized by the authorities. Browder himself was convicted of tax evasion in absentia in 2013 and sentenced to nine years in prison.

Browder, who refers to himself as Putin’s “public enemy #1,” has notably been able to sell his tale of innocence to leading American politicians like Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Ben Cardin and ex-Senator Joe Lieberman, all of whom are always receptive when criticizing Russia, as well as to a number of European parliamentarians and media outlets. In the wake of the Helsinki press conference he has, for example, claimed that Putin named him personally because he is a threat to continue to expose the crimes of the mafia that he claims is currently running Russia, but there is, inevitably, another less discussed alternative view of his self-serving narrative.

Central to the tale of what Browder really represents is the Magnitsky Act, which the U.S. Congress passed into law to sanction individual Kremlin officials for their treatment of alleged whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, arrested and imprisoned in Russia. Browder has sold a narrative which basically says that he and his “lawyer” Sergei Magnitsky uncovered massive tax fraud and, when they attempted to report it, were punished by a corrupt police force and magistracy, which had actually stolen the money. Magnitsky was arrested and died in prison, allegedly murdered by the police to silence him.

The Magnitsky case is of particular importance because both the European Union and the United States have initiated sanctions against the identified Russian officials who were allegedly involved. In the Magnitsky Act, sponsored by Russia-phobic Senator Ben Cardin and signed by President Barack Obama in 2012, the U.S. asserted its willingness to punish foreign governments for human rights abuses. The Act, initially limited to Russia, has now been expanded by virtue of 2016’s Global Magnitsky Act, which enabled U.S. sanctions worldwide.

Russia reacted angrily to the first iteration of the Act, noting that the actions taken by its government internally, notably the operation of its judiciary, were being subjected to outside interference, while other judicial authorities also questioned Washington’s claimed right to respond to criminal acts committed outside the United States. Moscow reciprocated with sanctions against U.S. officials as well as by increasing pressure on foreign non-governmental pro-democracy groups operating in Russia. Some have referred to the Magnitsky Act as the start of the new Cold War.

The contrary narrative to that provided by Browder concedes that there was indeed a huge fraud related to as much as \$230 million in unpaid Russian taxes on an estimated \$1.5 billion of income, but that it was not carried out by corrupt officials. Instead, it was deliberately ordered and engineered by Browder with Magnitsky, who was actually an accountant, personally developing and implementing the scheme, using multiple companies and tax avoidance schemes to carry out the deception. Magnitsky, who was on cardiac medication, was indeed arrested and convicted, but he, according to his own family, reportedly died due to his heart condition, possibly exacerbated by negligent authorities who failed to medicate him adequately when he became ill.

The two competing Browder narratives have been explored in some detail by a Russian documentary film maker Andrei Nekrasov, an outspoken anti-Putin activist, who was actually initially engaged by Browder to do the film. An affable Browder appears extensively in the beginning describing his career and the events surrounding Magnitsky.

As Nekrasov worked on the documentary, he discovered that the Browder supported narrative was full of contradictions, omissions and fabrication of evidence. By the time he finished, he realized that the more accurate account of what had occurred with Browder and Magnitsky had been that provided by the Russian authorities.

When Nekrasov prepared to air his work “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes,” he inevitably found himself confronted by billionaire Browder and a battery of lawyers, who together blocked the showing of the film in Europe and the United States. Anyone subsequently attempting to promote the documentary has been immediately confronted with 300 plus pages of supporting documents accompanying a letter threatening a lawsuit if the film were to be shown to the public.

A single viewing of “The Magnitsky Act” in Washington in June 2016 turned into a riot when Browder supporters used tickets given to Congressional staffers to disrupt the proceedings. At a subsequent hearing before Congress, where he was featured as an expert witness on Russian corruption before a fawning Senate Judiciary Committee, Bill Browder suggested that those who had challenged his narrative and arranged the film’s viewing in Washington should be prosecuted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA), which includes penalties of up to five years in prison.

Because of the pressure from Browder, there has never been a second public showing of “The Magnitsky Act” but it is possible to see it online at this site.

Bill Browder, who benefited enormously from Russian corruption, has expertly repackaged himself as a paragon among businessmen, endearing himself to the Russia-haters in Washington and the media. Curiously, however, he has proven reluctant to testify in cases regarding his own business dealings. He has, for example, repeatedly run away, literally, from attempts to subpoena him so he would have to testify under oath.

When one gets past all of his bluster and posturing, by one significant metric Bill Browder might well be accounted the most dangerous man in the world. Driven by extreme hatred of Putin and of Russia, he personally and his Magnitsky Myth have together done more to launch and sustain a dangerous new Cold War between a nuclear armed United States and a nuclear armed Russia. Blind to what he has accomplished, he continues to pontificate about how Putin is out to get him when instead he is the crook who quite likely stole \$230 million dollars and should be facing the consequences. That the U.S. media and Congress appear to be entranced by Browder and dismissive of Moscow’s charges against him is symptomatic of just how far the Russia-phobia in the West has robbed people of their ability to see what is right in front of them. To suggest that what is taking place driven by Browder and his friends in high places could well lead to tragedy for all of us would be an understatement.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected]

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  1. tac says:


    Please take a look at the documentary that has been quashed by Bill Browder and his enablers, as it has not only been nixed in its premiere in many EU countriu, except Norway, but has been deleted almost immediately when it was made available on YouTube. Now, however, it is still available on bitchute and has almost 13K hits in almost four days after being posted (as of this post):

    As an aside, Thank you to Robin and S2C for spreading it so that people can make up their own minds.

  2. tac says:


    A special thanks should be made to Robin and S2S for distributing this film. The video is almost at 13K as of this posting. We all have to work together in order to reveal the truth. Perhaps we will benefit in the end, but that is to be determined yet. Nontheless, we must try!

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @RobinG
  3. tac says:

    Sorry the video on bitchute which you have in your presentation was not present when first losded in my browser, but I must admit from the time I first encountered this video, having just 38 views until now, almost four days later, at almost 13K views, people are certainly paying attention!

  4. RobinG says:



    Please team up with Stranahan in his campaign to make Senators answer the question, “Have you seen Bill Browder’s 2015 deposition in the U.S. vs. Prevazon case?”

    Full research sources here, including links to Browder’s deposition. See for yourselves how Browder contradicts himself in depositions, Senate testimony and his book. Sad, but maybe not for us!

    • Agree: Zumbuddi
  5. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    The darling of the war party

    Q: Which party is that?

    A: Both of them.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  6. Anon[613] • Disclaimer says:

    For the past year, Qatar has been under tremendous pressure from other US puppet Gulf states (SAudi ARabia, UAE, Egypt etc) and from US and Israeli lobby. There was a economic blockade of Qatar. WHY? Because Al Jazeera was about to release a documentary on Israeli lobby in the US. Its documentary on Israeli lobby in UK had already been embarassing for zionists. Because of the extreme economic pressure put on Qatar and the threat of sanctions and worse, Qatar (which owns Al Jazeera) shelved the documentary. They also had to grease a lot of zionist organizations in US.
    Not only did the Israeli lobby pressure Qatar into shelving the Al Jazeera documentary on the lobby in America, they also shook them down for money.
    Qatar donated \$250,000 to some of the most extreme pro-Israel organizations in the United States, including one that funds senior Israeli military officers to go on propaganda tours.
    Joseph Allaham, a lobbyist working for the Qatari government, transferred the money through his firm Lexington Strategies in late 2017 and early 2018.
    The sums included \$100,000 to the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), \$100,000 to Our Soldiers Speak and \$50,000 for Blue Diamond Horizons, Inc.

  7. The USA idea about justice is best expressed by a USA law, allowing an invasion of the Netherlands, if a USA citizen would be in the The Hague prison of the International Court.
    To liberate this USA citizen.
    ” far the Russia-phobia in the West has robbed people of their ability to see what is right in front of them ”
    Nothing new, in the 30ties Kennan was unable to make USA ambassador Davies see through Stalin’s show trials.
    George F. Kennan, ´Memoirs 1925 – 1950’, New York 1967, 1972

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  8. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    “…American politicians like Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Ben Cardin and ex-Senator Joe Lieberman…”

    American? I beg to differ. All of those turncoats serve their Master Israel and kiss the nether regions of those TBTF Wall Street Casinos.

    Browder is one of those nine Russian oligarchs–eight of whom are Jews–who stole hundreds of billions from Russia when it was decompressing from being the USSR, helped by the drunken buffoon Yeltsin and a battery of Wall Street financial sharpies who also filled their pockets.

    Watch the tough guy Browder run like a scared bunny rabbit in NYC from a process server.
    Browder needs to be arrested by Interpol, tried, convicted and spend the rest of his sorry life in a Super Max prison for his thefts, frauds and helping to poison the relationship between the USA & Russia, in an effort to save his sorry ass from prosecution.

    • Agree: Druid
    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Cowboy shaw
  9. Tom Welsh says:

    “Central to the tale of what Browder really represents is the Magnitsky Act, which the U.S. Congress passed into law to sanction individual Kremlin officials for their treatment of alleged whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, arrested and imprisoned in Russia”.

    Hmmm. The USA has its whistleblowers, too. Maybe Russia (and other civilized countries) should impose their own sanctions on all American officials in any way involved with the persecution of Chelsea Clinton, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and others.

    Although the existing US sanctions are a dead letter, since they will not get their hands on the people they are trying to harm, they still give the world a wholly misleading impression.

    The sanctions insidiously suggest to the people and governments of the world that the US government is somehow entitled to decide what is legal and what is illegal everywhere – not just within its own jurisdiction – and moreover that it has the power to be prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner against any of the world’s citizens.

    That is wrong, illegal, immoral, and unconscionable, and should not be tolerated.

  10. Tyrion 2 says: • Website

    As a Jew, I look at Bill Browder and feel how I imagine decent black Americans feel when they look at thuggish ebonic-speaking black street dealers.

    If you’re going to be an awful bloke can you at least not conform to racist stereotypes?

  11. He is “just” another robber baron

  12. “Yeltsin had won a fraudulent election in 1996 supported by the oligarch-controlled media and by President Bill Clinton, who secured a \$20.2 billion IMF loan that enabled him to buy support. Today we would refer to Clinton’s action as “interference in the 1996 election,” but at that time a helpless and bankrupt Russia was not well placed to object to what was being done to it.”

    [emphasis mine]

    So Mother Russia was raped, and by Bill Clinton, of all people. Where is the outrage?


  13. @tac

    This is most likely the one you mean:


    Video Link

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    , @Anonymous
  14. vinteuil says:

    Andrei Nekrasov’s documentary is absolutely damning – how, after viewing it, could anybody see Browder as anything but a shameless serial liar?

    The closest I can find on the internet to a rebuttal is from the Daily Beast:

    …a ridiculous hatchet job which doesn’t even begin to engage with Nekrasov’s evidence.

  15. @Cagey Beast

    Ooops, I posted this comment before seeing that this video was already posted above in the article. I got a link to it from an entirely different source. It shows how it’s getting around! Good.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  16. geokat62 says:
    @Greg Bacon

    Browder needs to be arrested by Interpol…

    Although I posted this comment under another thread, I think it bears repeating here (especially relevant to your point is the bolded part):

    I think debunking the vulture capitalist Bill Browder’s false claim of being, of all things, a human rights advocate is the key to unraveling the Russia-gate hoax. I also think the following information goes a long way in doing that:

    1. Nekrasov’s documentary, The Magnitsky Act: Behind The Scenes, now available for viewing

    2. Alex Krainer’s The Killing of William Browder, now available online; and

    3. Bill Browder’s Previzon deposition in which he claims “I can’t remember” at least 50 times and answers “I don’t know” fully 211 times.

    Notwithstanding these facts, it appears Mr. Browder is an untouchable. The Russians have issued a Red Notice at least six times and he has managed to walk away scot free on each occasion.

    The zinger was when the Senate Judiciary Committee invited him to testify as an expert witness against Fusion GPS, arguing that it should have registered under FARA because it was working on behalf of a foreign government, in this case the Russian. The irony of this scene was incredible. The hallowed chamber in which this inquiry took place is completely bought and paid for by The Lobby but not a peep about having it register under FARA. Totally surreal!

  17. @Tyrion 2

    Is jewish eyesight different from non jewish eyesight ?
    I never look as a Dutchman, or a Frysian, whatever you like.

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  18. Anonymous [AKA "PasDeTout"] says:

    Thanks again to Philip Giraldi for another informative article. The film you linked is on my to-do list today.

  19. An interesting thing about this that has gone almost completely unreported is that HSBC quietly held a series of closed-door meetings with Russian authorities earlier this year regarding the tax fraud charges leveled at Browder and his businesses (HSBC jointly managed Hermitage) and decided to pay up some of the cash he illegally siphoned out of the country (22 million dollars I believe, so a drop in the ocean given the scale of his endeavors, but it’s something.)

    “Bill Browder declined to comment” according to one of the few articles on the matter.

    …Isn’t all of that more or less tantamount to an admission of guilt?

    • Replies: @B-ravehart
  20. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    Questions I have:

    (1) Why is he so protected?

    (2) How does a respectable congress pass a law based solely on the testimony of someone convicted of a crime by another country? No jury in the world would reach a verdict based solely on the word of a convict, without it being substantiated by numerous pieces of other circumstantial and direct evidence.

    (3) Even if he paid everyone oodles of money and brought a thousand lawsuits, why would gazillionaire corporations cave in to his demands to ban books, movies, organizations, etc.?

    There is something more powerful about Bill Browder than just his pile of money.

    • Replies: @Moi
    , @Andrei Martyanov
    , @bj
    , @ohmy
  21. Tyrion 2 says: • Website
    @jilles dykstra

    You do realise that is how most Germans (Frisians) feel when they look at ridiculous Nazis like you?

  22. You’d think that a man who gave up his US citizenship to dodge his tax bill would be seen as a villain, not defended by presidents and congressmen.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @annamaria
  23. Moi says:

    It’s not just Browder and his money, he is a member of the tribe and its legions of courtiers (the Clintons, Trump, Obama, etc. etc.)…

    • Agree: Carroll Price
  24. @Anonymous

    How does a respectable congress pass a law based solely on the testimony of someone convicted of a crime by another country?

    US Congress has an approval rating slightly above that of Al Qaeda and Ted Bundy.

    In fact, most (not all) US lawmakers long ago became a euphemism for incompetence, corruption and lies. So, no–modern US Congress is not respectable by people and numbers reflect that. Hopefully, sometime in the future, some honorable and loyal to their country people will make it there.

  25. bj says:

    LOL….let me answer your questions.

    (1) Jew Privilege

    (2) Jew Privilege

    (3) Jew Privilege

    There… case anyone doesn’t know.

    • Agree: Kolo
    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Carroll Price
  26. Browder is a Zionist Bolshevik of the stripe that murdered some 60 million Russians from 1917 to 1957 and as such is not only an enemy of Russia but an even greater enemy of America and is a typical communist who wrecks and destroys countries.

    Read THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION, Browder is a poster boy for these thieves and murderers .

    • Agree: Kolo, Cleburne
  27. vinteuil says:

    You’d think that a man who gave up his US citizenship to dodge his tax bill would be seen as a villain, not defended by presidents and congressmen.

    Yeah, you’d think that.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @annamaria
  28. Anonymous [AKA "Stel"] says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The ‘Netherlands Invasion Act’ is a former fact popularized by Noam Chomsky. The Netherlands invasion provisions were quietly repealed because it was too embarrassing and disruptive to US policy. What remains is a prohibition against US assistance to certain criminal investigations. Putin poked at the same neuralgic spot in Helsinki when he proposed reciprocity in mutual legal assistance. The issue is US impunity for war propaganda and coercive interference.

    The US government has asserted a specific reservation to the international prohibition of war propaganda (ICCPR Article 20.) And legal experts are chipping away at the nonsense rationale behind the US reservation. The US claims it is defending free speech, so Article 19 and other NGOs propose an important distinction:

    . Dumb broke Joe Blow with his bumper sticker that says Make Iran a Parking Lot
    . Concerted government and media campaigns advocating war.

    Only the latter constitutes illegal war propaganda, which is illegal under conventional international law (UN Charter Article 2(4)), customary international law (E/Conf. 6/C.i/ig of 1948 and other resolutions), and legal precedent (Nuremberg Count 1).

    So when Russia gets fed up and decapitates the US regime, Browder will be in the cage at the war crimes tribunal under the Streicher, Fritzsche, Dietrich, and von Weizsaeker Nuremberg precedents.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  29. Z-man says:

    My agree button is disabled. Agree! (Grin)

  30. vinteuil says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Tyrion 2: jilles dykstra’s comments are always so obscure, and so full of suggested reading lists, that I tend to ignore them. Is he, in fact, some sort of neo-Nazi?

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  31. @The Alarmist

    Where is the outrage? You ain’t gonna get it from Big Media, who sold out a long time ago. BM has all but ignored the Clinton Administration collusion with Yeltsin in the Russian 1996 election. It was an, er, “inconvenient truth.”

  32. Can someone help me remember the names of those 9 oligarchs?

    These are the ones I remember:

    1) Anatoly Chubais
    2) Browder
    3) Boris Berezovsky
    4) Mikhail Khodorkovsky
    5) Vladimir Gusinsky

    Who were the others? Thanks.

    Of these 5, Chubais remained in Russia but the others fled. Chubais was the one who was instrumental in starting the loans-for-shares scheme. My understanding is that those who fled are real scum, since Putin offered all oligarchs the chance to keep their money so long as they avoided politics. Most vulture capitalists agreed to this arrangement, but the worst of the Jewish oligarchs were too greedy and lustful to give in. So I have heard, anyway.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    , @Tim too
  33. @Tyrion 2

    Either you have not read the Talmud or you’re one who would make the claim that Talmudic Judaism doesn’t exert a negative influence, which is obviously wrong.

  34. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tyrion 2

    As a Jew, I look at Bill Browder and feel how I imagine decent black Americans feel when they look at thuggish ebonic-speaking black street dealers.

    If you’re going to be an awful bloke can you at least not conform to racist stereotypes?

    And yet you’re probably happy to condemn any gentile for noticing what you yourself have noticed.

    By the way, do you imagine people hereabouts are repulsed by the word “stereotype”? Stereotypes exist because they reflect some underlying reality or some portion thereof.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  35. Mr. Anon says:

    You’d think that a man who gave up his US citizenship to dodge his tax bill would be seen as a villain, not defended by presidents and congressmen.

    Yeah, you’d think that.

    Exactly. Ordinarily, Democratic politicians (and many Republican ones too) would call such a man an unpatriotic tax-cheat.

  36. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Stuff your “troll” act. You’ve only been around these parts for a few months.

    You’re the troll.

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
  37. Mr. Anon says:
    @The Alarmist

    So Mother Russia was raped, and by Bill Clinton, of all people.

    He never had financial relations with that country.

    Where is the outrage?

    That didn’t work for Bob Dole, either, when he was pointing out that the Clinton campaign had probably accepted campaign financing from the chinese government.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  38. @Anonymous lurker

    Jim Comey, board of directors HSBC. Robert Mueller, chief counsel, HSBC.

    • Replies: @densa
    , @SolontoCroesus
  39. Tyrion 2 says:

    I don’t get the impression that he’d deny it. Or at least, that he’d be able to point out why he isn’t. I wasn’t intending to be harsh by calling him a “Nazi”. I assume he’d be proud of it.

    I meant instead to point out how his compatriots will likely see his views. I know that was unkind but it seemed a fair response given the thread of conversation.

    We can let him declare himself, I suppose.

    • Replies: @Wally
  40. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Mr. Anon

    And yet you’re probably happy to condemn any gentile for noticing what you yourself have noticed.

    Not true. I have absolutely no problem with anyone pointing out that Bill Browder is an anti-Semitic stereotype; because…he is.

    By the way, do you imagine people hereabouts are repulsed by the word “stereotype”? Stereotypes exist because they reflect some underlying reality or some portion thereof.

    No, I used the word “stereotype” because that was exactly the right word to communicate my meaning.


    Fixed: Stereotypes often exist because they simplistically reflect some underlying reality or some portion thereof.

    For example, there is the stereotype that white people are the most racist in the world; which is practically the opposite of the truth.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  41. @Cagey Beast

    What was that source please? I am about to travel to South Asia and I may need more than one option if I am to view it and show it to friends.

  42. EugeneGur says:

    just how far the Russia-phobia in the West has robbed people of their ability to see what is right in front of them

    It robbed them of even the most elementary professionalism. Love Russia or hate it, you should still do your job properly, but apparently not. Being a Russian, there isn’t much in Nekrasov’s movie I didn’t know, for I could read the original Russian material about the case.

    What struck me the most in that movie was that neither the European self-professed defenders of human rights in Russia nor official investigators in the US thought it necessary to invest in their own translation of Russian documents pertaining to the case relying instead on translations provided by Bill Browder’s office. And Bill Browder faked the document plain and simple. One’d think that if you are investigating a case you, at least, would want to have the original material instead of taking a word of someone with clear conflict of interest.

    Nekrasov himself is a good example of how a true professional behaves. He did start his work with a preconceived idea of the Russian officials’ guilt but he changed his mind when confronted with the actual facts. But, apparently, as far as Russia is concerned, the West is incapable of even the most elementary investigation.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @unseated
  43. densa says:

    That’s interesting. Browder, as despicable as he may be, is a cog in a machine. Starting under Reagan, we aimed to outspend the Soviets, ruining them financially while Goldman Sachs and company set up to monopolize assets. Meanwhile, the life expectancy of an ordinary citizen dropped to 45. The shares given to factory workers so that they could participate in the new capitalism were sold for a meal.

    Since this international-intelligence mafia is untouchable and our congress of whores works for them, I’d say they are more or less doing the same thing to us now.

  44. Kolo says:
    @Tyrion 2

    There aren’t any decent jews
    Your analogy is bull like all your comments

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
  45. Bill Browder is just a mega-thief, one of many. Collectively, they are a danger to the mankind, as their greed leads us all to WWIII. However, equating the “world” with “mankind” is presumptuous.

  46. Crimson2 says:


    Phil, by all means move to Russia. You love it so. And, of course, you’ll be much closer to Putin’s balls.

    • Troll: jacques sheete, L.K
    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @annamaria
  47. geokat62 says:

    Dude, you need to pay more attention to how you express yourself. Otherwise, people might get the wrong impression about you.

    • Replies: @Crimson2
  48. @Anonymous

    The War Party is a legitimate 3rd party consisting of both Democrats and Republicans, with Republicans who represent the interest of the MIC, and big business in general, comprising a majority of the total number.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  49. @Tom Welsh

    Maybe Russia (and other civilized countries) should impose their own sanctions on all American officials in any way involved with the persecution of Chelsea Clinton, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and others.

    Wrong “Chelsea,” I think. As far as I know, no one is persecuting the First Daughter of the Clinton Crime Family … more’s the pity.

    • Replies: @Russ
    , @Abbybwood
  50. @The Alarmist

    So Mother Russia was raped, and by Bill Clinton, of all people. Where is the outrage?

    Billy-Bob to Russia: “You better get some ice on that.”

  51. @Tom Welsh

    The sanctions insidiously suggest to the people and governments of the world that the US government is somehow entitled to decide what is legal and what is illegal everywhere – not just within its own jurisdiction – and moreover that it has the power to be prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner against any of the world’s citizens.

    That is wrong, illegal, immoral, and unconscionable, and should not be tolerated


    It’s not wrong in the eyes of Internationalist Zionist Jews who do not accept or recognize sovereign nations and national borders.

  52. annamaria says:
    @Tyrion 2

    You do protest too much, Tyrion 2:
    “Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine … The fact that Israeli arms are going to Ukrainian neo-Nazis is supported by Azov’s own online propaganda.

    The rifles are produced under license from Israel Weapon Industries, and as such would have been authorized by the Israeli government.

    IWI markets the Tavor as the “primary weapon” of the Israeli special forces. It has been used in recent massacres of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.

    Fort, the Ukranian state-owned arms company that produces the rifles under license, has a page about the Tavoron its website. The Israel Weapon Industries logo also appears on its website, including on the “Our Partners” page.”

  53. @bj

    I agree. It’s obvious. What else could it possibly be?

  54. (((William Browder)))’s grandfather (((Earl Browder))) was the head Commie here in America during the 30’s and 40’s. Pure scum both of them.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  55. annamaria says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Bill Browder’s grandpa was an American First Communist and Browder’s Jewish grandma came to the US from Russia. Both elders were accused of spying for the USSR.
    “Earl Browder was the most recognizable public figure associated with American Communism… Browder also took part in clandestine activities on behalf of Soviet intelligence in America… ”
    “Allen Weinstein, the author of The Hunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America (1999), has argued that “Browder had been an eager and productive participant in a range of Soviet espionage efforts during the 1930s… recruiting from his ‘open’ Communist cadres a significant number of those who later became prominent NKVD agents and sources within the American government.” Browder’s second wife, Raissa Berkman, was also an agent. So also was his sister. Golos pointed out that he paid “Browder’s sister… a certain amount of money every month.”

  56. annamaria says:

    Honest congressmen would try to avoid any association with the crook.
    The available congressmen (see Cardin and McCain) are the birds of a feather that flock together with Browder.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Allan
  57. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    If I’m not mistaken, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was tried, convicted and spent several years in a Russian prison, being released early by Vladimir Putin releasing him prior to him completing his full sentence. Last I heard he was living in the country of Georgia.

  58. @Anonymous

    ” Netherlands invasion provisions were quietly repealed ”
    Very quietly, are you sure ?
    I never knew that Chomsky did anything, we knew, or know, am uncertain now, quite well.

  59. @Mr. Anon

    It’s my understanding that Bill & Hillary also managed to divert to their own use, several million dollars of emergency relief funds following the earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti several years ago.

  60. RobinG says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, but the H/T goes to you, tac! (How did you first ‘encounter’ the film?) My enlightenment … the film, Krainer’s book, etc., etc., … has been from journalist/radio host Lee Stranahan. While there have been a number of writers telling the Browder story, Lee is the only one proposing action to counter the anti-Russian, anti-Trump, ANTI-PEACE propaganda. Follow @stranahan to stay current, and you don’t have to be on twitter yourself to read his tweets.

    Sure, Browder is propped by the Deep State, but the fact he’s so clearly lying makes the whole house of cards vulnerable. I’ve posted links to his 2015 deposition, comment #161 under Shamir’s “The Untouchable Mr. Browder?” Had any US Senators seen this when they voted not to let Browder be questioned by Russia? Shifty-eyed, sweating, teeth-gnashing sociopath Browder, knowing nothing about nothing, making accusations based on nothing. His point was NOT to win his lawsuits, only to create anti-Russian buzz in the press. Nobody noticed when he lost in court. He was winning the propaganda war.

    One criticism I have for most Unz commenters. They post to get some sort of validation of their own opinons, but never have any useful idea of real world action. Many even moan and whine about how hopeless the situation is, how US is doomed, etc. With that attitude, it is. Another batch are mired in left-right blame games, or denigrating some other race or religion. Sad.

    #Browdergate is an opportunity to expose not only a criminal vulture-capitalist, but also the Deep State operation using him and his Magnitsky Act to heighten tension between US and Russia in order to legitimize the war and defense industry. This opportunity shouldn’t be let slip away.

    Full research links to primary sources here –

    • Replies: @tac
  61. annamaria says:

    Crimson2, what is wrong with you? You are seemingly upset with the honest investigative reporting on the malicious activities committed by a crook Bill Browder.

    • Replies: @Crimson2
  62. republic says:

    there was an assassination of an American businessman in Moscow in 1996, Paul Tatum. He had a fallen out with his ex business partner, Umar Dzhabrailov who was from Chechnya. Dzhabrailov is now a highly placed Russian politician with very close connections to Putin.

    Wonder how Browder escaped such a fate in the mafia Moscow of that era?

  63. Crimson2 says:

    Why would I care what a bunch of white supremacist morons and conspiracy theorists think of me?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  64. Crimson2 says:

    Phil isn’t honest. Or smart.

    • Troll: tac
    • Replies: @annamaria
  65. @B-ravehart

    Stuart Levey, Chief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings

    Levey moved to HSBC after convincing Condi Rice that he should head a department within US Treasury to shut down “terror finance,” by, in effect, blackmailing international corporations that did business with groups on a hit-list compiled by entities like Foundation for Defense of Democracy, a stridently zionist and virulently anti-Iran organization.

    Recommend Jeff Gates’s late-2017 video conversation with Phil Stevenson about Gates’ 2008 book, Guilt by Association

    The result of over 10 years of research, Gates describes the patterns of the “transgenerational criminal gang,” mostly but not all Jewish, that is the power controlling US foreign and financial policy.
    Browder, and Stuart Levey and the organizations he is networked with, are members of that “transgenerational criminal gang.”

    PS When Levey lest US Department of Treasury for HSBC, he turned over his office to his former law partner, Daniel Cohen.
    Cohen’s father was former head of the medical board that controlled admissions to US medical schools.


  66. @Carroll Price

    Is the corrupt mad witch a Republican? News to me.

  67. @annamaria

    Remember the American definition of an honest politician: it’s the politician who, once bought, stays bought.

  68. Tim too says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    look up Semibankirschina, and there you can see seven of them, getting you to eight with Browder.

  69. Z-man says:

    The Israelis ‘target’ enemies of their country, why can’t we. Just sayin’. (Wink)

  70. annamaria says:

    Philip Giraldi enjoys the respect of many honest and highly intelligent people. Giraldi proved his courage and competence by his patriotic defense of the US interests.
    Perhaps, you need to ask yourself, Crimson2, what exactly makes you hate Philip Giraldi.

    “In 2005 Giraldi wrote that the Italian Niger/yellowcake documents claiming an Iraqi interest in purchasing uranium from Niger were forgeries created by former CIA officers and Michael Ledeen. Giraldi also wrote that officials in the Office of Special Plans working for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith had forged the “Habbush letter” allegedly written by Saddam Hussein’s intelligence director regarding shipping the uranium.

    In 2009 Giraldi wrote that unnamed intelligence sources had told him that a document published by The Times, which allegedly described an Iranian plan to experiment on a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, was in fact a fabrication, which Giraldi speculated was created by the State of Israel. He claimed that Rupert Murdoch publications regularly published false intelligence from the Israeli and sometimes the British government. Further disclosures by The Times undermined the document’s veracity.

    In August, 2010 Giraldi wrote that unnamed “sources in the counterintelligence community” had told him that agents of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency were posing as American intelligence agents and visiting Arabs and Muslims in New York and New Jersey. This was allegedly done to help agents gain information about Iran, which they believed would not be forthcoming to known Israeli agents. The Israeli embassy, the United States Department of Justice, and Giraldi all declined to comment for an article on the allegations in the biweekly New York Arab-community newspaper Aramica.”

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Russ
  71. Druid says:
    @Tyrion 2

    You just confirmed the stereotype of yourself

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
  72. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom Welsh

    There is so much to understand in the movie, it would be very useful to have a full text transcript..

    One very well known whistle blower, Julian Assange, a person who helped the whole world to understand that national governments are controlled by world wide organized criminal organizations. is so important to silence Julian that private armies and corporate interest in Ecuador have invested billions to over throw the previous government. First order of business to extrude Julian from the Ecuador embassy in London and to silence him.

    Secondly, an investigation is needed to expose how criminal elements have doctored their business affairs to make fraud into legitimate business.

    National governments, their people and honest business enterprises can claim victim status.

    Copyright, banking, tax, patent laws, regime change and war have made it impossible to prosecute
    global criminal activity.

  73. @annamaria

    If you list all false claims by Western MSM and forgeries published by them as “evidence”, no server would be big enough to hold this list. Yes, Mr. Giraldi debunked some false claims, but those constitute maybe 0.1% of the total.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  74. @AnonFromTN

    Yes, Mr. Giraldi debunked some false claims, but those constitute maybe 0.1% of the total.

    How many Americans had enough fortitude, integrity and courage to debunk even this 0.1%? Phil Giraldi certainly has it–that is why I respect him profoundly, despite not always agreeing with him.

    • Agree: geokat62
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  75. @Andrei Martyanov

    You are right in this. Maybe 5% of Americans understand what are lies and what is the truth. Fewer than 1% of journalists dare to speak the truth publicly. Mr. Giraldi is certainly one of those, so he deserves the respect.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  76. Russ says:
    @Reactionary Utopian

    Bradley “Chelsea” Manning, I’m assuming …

  77. Russ says:

    “In 2005 Giraldi wrote that the Italian Niger/yellowcake documents claiming an Iraqi interest in purchasing uranium from Niger were forgeries created by former CIA officers and Michael Ledeen.”

    The very same Michael “Faster, Please” Ledeen who tried his damndest in the 2003 pages of National Review to get the U.S. to invade Iran as well? Thus is the loop closed. Thank you, Mr. Giraldi.

  78. RobinG says:

    #BrowderGate … from those in the 5%

    “Bill Browder not only funded Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign but he also RENOUNCED his American citizenship to avoid paying taxes”

  79. Wally says:
    @Tyrion 2

    You desperately called Jilles a ‘Nazi’, like that’s supposed to be a big deal.

    So what did ‘the Nazis’ supposedly do that other governments did not do?

    Proof required here.

    The facts are that the ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    See the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

  80. Wally says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Oh my, the absolute shrillness of your low IQ arguments reveal how desperate & panicked you have become.

    We are so onto you clowns:

    Zionist Wikipedia Editing Course

    How Israel and Its Partisans Work to Censor the Internet

  81. ohmy says:

    Why is Browder so protected? Duh … Da money? plus, he vas a jew.

  82. edNels says:

    Because of the pressure from Browder, there has never been a second public showing of “The Magnitsky Act” but it is possible to see it online at this site.

    Wasted some minutes with the deplorable attempt at docudrama linked in the article.
    The real reason Browder hates it is because it is a bad movie. It probably should never be shown again because it is overacted and slow moving as hell. Browder should be… excoriated for being… homely and boring looking! Money fixes everything but that.

    Ok, I may go and watch the end to find out if there is some gem hiding there but doubt there is. A little of that inside prison stuff goes a long way, (like the shot of sewage backing up through the floor the rotton behavior of the cellmates and so on…) if they go there they shouldn’t expect the Waldorf ya know!

    Also, if Magnisky had any sense he would sign the thing and get out. Torture always works! Just not for good info. according to some of the experts that seem to know.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  83. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    The World spins around the axis of Jewish Neurosis.

  84. I still think Russia’s anti-gay stance is what really drives the left completely around the bend. Putin wasn’t utterly hated in 2012; now he is. So Browder can’t be the reason. Although he stands to benefit by stoking the flames.

  85. Allan says:

    Maybe this is the right moment for John McCain to begin worrying about standing trial in Viet Nam for assault, battery, malicious destruction of property, and other crimes.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  86. Browder belongs in the gulag.

  87. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tyrion 2

    For example, there is the stereotype that white people are the most racist in the world; which is practically the opposite of the truth.

    To the extent that this stereotype exists, it’s testimony to the power of mass-media propaganda, which is more powerful to most people than their own experience.

    • Agree: Zumbuddi
  88. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Hillary, is that you? Spite doesn’t become you so well.

  89. tac says:

    Since our traditional enemies are watching and listening at all times, it would not be wise to say. For instance, our traditional friend on this very thread asks a similar question: ie: WHERE a poster found a link for this documentary–other than this site, as it was reveled. To which I strongly suggest not to reveal sources and methods, otherwise one provides easy access to source material for the traditional enemy.

    The best way that I can answer your question is: by research, sometimes as a result of seeking answers, other times by pure coincidence. I hope that I have provided enough original and verifiable source material in my postings here thus far to let the presentations speak for themselves. Ultimately, if one is seriously concerned about finding the truth, one must do research. We should all be skeptical of one another, but that should not stop anyone from confirming/refuting anything presented on any forum. That being said, I try to do my best–in the very limited free time that I possess–merely to make a contribution to the overall effort needed to fight these many imbalances we’ve been faced against.

    Please join the effort if you are inclined to do so–as no-one can save us except the contributions of those involved in the endeavor aligned by similar beliefs. That is the best answer I can provide you. As always, feel free to check my sources. I may not always be right, but my intent is to always strive to be right and principled.

  90. vinteuil says:

    You really need to watch the whole thing. The fragments of “docu-drama” at the beginning are there to illustrate the false story told by Browder which the rest of the movie goes on to refute. If you stopped there you will have a completely wrong idea of what it’s all about.

    • Replies: @Scott Locklin
  91. Che Guava says:
    @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    Congratulations. I was going to point out that the one thing missing from Dr. Giraldi’s (as usual) very interesting was a statement of just how the creep Browder was so well-placed to participate in the rape of the USSR’s economic patrimony (well, I know they say ‘Mother Russia’, but ‘matrimony’ doesn’t seem to work in that sense).

    Anyway, as usual when they are not a flood, checked to see if somebody else already said it.

    BTW, had long (well, from some years) ago read of Browder’s looting and the Mag. Act, so *agree* with all of the other commentors making negative comments about the greedy and corrupt creep.

    Dr. Giraldi raises more than I had read before, as do some other commentors.

    The docu. sounds great, probably to watch in summer hol.

  92. mr meener says:

    any jew billionaire with their stolen money is an enemy to humanity.

    • Replies: @Anon
  93. mr meener says:

    in the 90’s browder and other wall st jews like larry sumners looted Russia for hundreds of billions practicing for the biggest heist in US around 2006 for trillions with bailouts. how the POS people in power allow these demons from hell to walk among us is unbelievable. Andrew Jackson would have killed them all. Jackson the best and only real president US ever had

  94. Anonymous [AKA "Browno"] says:

    Now the documentary has been removed from Bitchute.

    “This video has been blocked for breaching the site community guidelines, and is currently unavailable.”

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @vinteuil
  95. Z-man says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Yes, I saw this slime ‘McFoul’ defend Browder last night, it might have been MSNBC (lol). Good for Putin to go after him and for Trump for agreeing to it before he had to retreat under the onslaught of the owned press.
    From these two scum bags you can see that the American ruling class is an Anglo Zionist project that must be destroyed.

  96. Z-man says:

    McCain should only be worrying about meeting his maker who is going to send him to an eternal inferno.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  97. RobinG says:

    “This video has been blocked for breaching the site community guidelines, and is currently unavailable.”

    Yes, but the copy embedded in Phil’s article still works. I’m guessing THANK YOU to Ron Unz is in order, who has somehow made this possible.

    • Replies: @tac
    , @Zumbuddi
  98. Che Guava says:

    I have to add, and to avoid Yiddish word order (like the dominant ‘See also’ on Wikipaedia, should be ‘Also see:’, and anybody who has read much in US English, as I have, will notice that that influence has been strong and made your language uglier and uglier.

    Of course, from Yiddish power in NY.

  99. vinteuil says:

    Philip Giraldi’s embedded video is still working for me – but, then, I’m in Санкт-Петербург, at the moment.

    Maybe the internet is freer in Russia than it is in America?

  100. Che Guava says:

    McCain appears to have brain cancer, sure, would not be wishing it on anyone.

    OTOH, he seems to have been a big traitor when he was in the Hanoi Hilton, making broadcasts to the other USA prisoners there.

    Also, failed raids, incerating others on his own deck. That is is his true service record.

    What an idiot.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  101. RobinG says:

    Gotta love Brother N’s compilations! He’s giving Mueller a very positive spin, but either way, Browder’s going down.

    Call your Senators’ offices, ask if they or their staff have reviewed Browder’s 2015 deposition in the U.S. vs. Prevezon Holdings case. Tell them you’ll call back in a week to get an answer.

    Will Mueller/Putin Investigate Browder?

    • Replies: @annamaria
  102. nagra says:

    the black pope, the german one
    is most dangerous in the world

    Bill Browder is ‘beautiful flower’
    compare to what’s going behind
    ( if I don’t post more, clue me : )

  103. Anonymous [AKA "Deleted"] says:

    Video is Deleted. Again. To protect criminality of the usual gangs.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  104. tac says:

    It is also available on vimeo:


    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  105. @Che Guava

    McCain appears to have brain cancer, sure, would not be wishing it on anyone.

    I would definitely wish it on him, and worse. The amount of death and sufferings he has caused here and abroad is deserving of a much worse fate prolonged over a longer duration. It is a shame that there is no afterlife as death is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card.

    • Replies: @Allan
    , @Che Guava
  106. Taras77 says:

    Thanks Robin, Mr Giraldi!

    Extremely important to continue to expose this fraud and crook.

    I watched a portion of his appearance before the Senate in 2017 (about as much as I could stand!)
    Browder buys senators and it was immediately apparent as to which senators were bought and paid for.

    These are the same as the senators from AIPAC.

  107. @tac

    Readers – Browder and company have been blocking access to the documentary but we are working to keep access open through other copies discoverable on the internet. We will keep moderating the accessibility over the next several days. Good to know we have hit the target and are hurting him. Hopefully some folks in Congress, the Justice Department or White House will take notice!

    • Replies: @geokat62
  108. @Anonymous

    We will keep restoring the link after he deletes it!

    • Replies: @Allan
  109. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    Have YOU noticed that the closed Zionist jews are fighting for the interest of racist jewish entity, this time they are behind an illiterate Zionist president Trump, who have promised them to deliver them better than anyone else. That’s why these Zionist closet jews are making propaganda and painting him as a grand strategist, against deep state, who is interested in ‘peace’ and wants to bring a multipolar world. (a lie)


    This time Michael Klare, whose thesis since 9/11 was mainly TO HIDE Israel’s hands in 9/11 and the wars waged against Muslims and their countries using CIA/Mossad/MI6 trainted terrorists, Al Qaeda, ISIS to mentioned a few, to benefit the racist shitty entity, was misleading the public, like Noam Chomsky Inc. including Amy Goodman, telling the public that it is ONLY FOR OIL. Now, we know they were lying to YOU.

    Now, the same Zionist closet crowd including Michael Klare came in with another laughable thesis. He is painting the criminal Jewish Mafia servant a multipolar president for a peaceful world, telling dummies that Trump is working towards “Sino-Russian tripolor” model to bring ‘peace’ and tells nothing about Israel and zionisg project.

    He writes:

    [However ironic it might seem, this is, of course, the gist of the Sino-Russian tripolar model as embraced and embellished by Donald Trump. It envisions a world of constant military and economic contention among three regional power centers, generating crises of various sorts, but not outright war.]

    This piece is printed at the USG FRONT called ‘antiwar’, where piece by Trita Parsi a CIA asset, and Raymond can be found, where he is painting Jewish Mafia servant as champion for peace.

    On the other hand, other NON Zionist analysts differently. They are telling us that 9/11 staged by US/Israel to go after 7 countries in five years where its detail can be found in “A Clean Break”, Oded Yinon, New Middle East, and WORLD GOVERNMNENT.

    Muriel Mirak-Weissbach write:

    Behind the New Threats to Iran
    he cancellation of US participation in the Iranian nuclear deal and the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital were the stepping-stones towards subsequent threats of “CONSEQUENCES…” twittered by the rowdy US President. Whether Trump intends to start a war or to attempt regime-change, the intention is to shift the kaleidoscope of geopolitical relations once again, with the aim of establishing Israel as the regional hegemon.

    There was never any doubt that Iran was the enemy. Neocon John Bolton was explicit. The former US ambassador to the UN said on December 31, 2008 that the Gaza campaign was a stepping-stone toward war against the Islamic Republic. FOX news quoted him saying:
    “I don’t think there’s anything at this point standing between Iran and nuclear weapons other than the possibility of the use of military force possibly by the United States, possibly by Israel.” He added: “So while our focus obviously is on Gaza now, this could turn out to be a much larger conflict. We’re looking at potentially a multi-front war.” 

    Of course these Zionists who usually pose as phony ‘left’, phony ‘progressives’, proven that are NOTHING BUT ZIONIST JEWS.

    The following video “A jew a the pinnacle of world power” tells it all and show how the Zionist Jews design, ratify by occupied Congress, signed by the Zionist servants at the white house and implement and FORCED by the Foreign Agents Foundation for Defense of Democracies, ISRAEL NET, AGAINST GOVERNMENTS THAT REFUSED TO BOW AGAINST THE CRIMINAL JEWISH POWER, thus these criminal jews destabilize these countries, destroy their economies to kill their population.

    The following video is very important to know that these laws, illegally, made in a foreign country, USA, to bring down other nations sacrificing American treasure, military strengh, blood for the benefit of a criminal Tribe controlling a criminal and obedient ‘president’ to deliver for them, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, ….

  110. Skeptikal says:

    I agree totally.
    Western Putin haters just bought in to all of Browder’s BS—and when confronted with contrary info they basically stick their heads in the sand and double down.

  111. annamaria says:

    A well-deserved thrashing of Fifth Column in Russia:
    “Alongside the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Browder abundantly finances the work of a young lawyer, Alexeï Navalny. Thanks to the help of US ambassador Michael McFaul, the young man pursued his studies in the USA at Yale in 2010. He created an Anti-Corruption Foundation in order to promote Browden’s version and accuse Putin’s administration. …

    Thereafter, William Browder engaged an ex-agent of MI6 in Moscow (1990-93), Christopher Steele, and the ex-US ambassador to Moscow (2012-14), Michael McFaul. It so happens that it was Christopher Steele who, in 2006 – while he was with MI6 – accused President Vladimir Putin of having ordered the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko with Polonium. In 2016, he also worked – freelance this time – for the US Democratic Party. That was when he wrote the famous dossier accusing candidate Donald Trump of being under the threat of blackmail by the Russian secret services; an unwarranted charge which has just resurfaced after the bilateral Summit in Helsinki. We find Steele once again, in 2018, involved in the Novitchok poisoning of Sergueï Skripal – as a «consultant» for MI6, he, of course, accused the inevitable Vladimir Putin.”

    — The article mentions several more names:
    “Not only did Chaika ask to question British subjects William Browder and Christopher Steele if they should travel in the United States, but also ambassador Michael McFaul, lawyer Jonathan Winer, researcher David J. Kramer, and finally, agent Todd Hyman.
    Jonathan Winer was in charge of the Lockerbie dossier at the State Department during the 1990’s. He is a personal friend of Christopher Steele, and transmitted his reports to the neo-conservatives for a decade.”

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Skeptikal
    , @RobinG
  112. Idiotland says:

    This disgusting parasite should just be dropped off on the streets of Moscow and handed over to ordinary people like the terrorist in the first “Iron Man” and tell them “he’s all yours.” I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be very popular.

  113. Zumbuddi says:

    Someone mentioned the Unz website on Cspan a few days ago.
    A kinda crazed girl said to Steve Scully that since Cspan had hosted Browder many times, Cspan’s and his own “intellectual integrity” were on the line if they did not screen The Magnitsky Act video.

    Scully acted incredulous, like, geez, how can you say that, and where did you see that?

    The girl siad she saw it on,

    Scully said, Hold on so producer can get info from you — he sounded really sincere.

    A few minutes later Scully said producer found mention of the film in a 2015 Foreign Policy site article, and that it had been banned.

    So now there is a kind of paper trail.

    What are chances Cspan will follow thru and show the Magnitsky Act video to its audience?

  114. @The Alarmist

    ” Where is the outrage”

    There is no outrage and there will be no outrage, as one of the basic American political laws states : Democrats are allowed and encouraged to do everything and anything for which ( genuine ) Republicans would be excoriated.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

  115. @vinteuil

    Well he can’t watch the whole thing, now that Browder’s goons have taken it down. FWIIW it is one of the most damning things I have ever seen. As far as can be told, Browder was caught dead to rights.

    Apparently all you need to debunk Browder’s ideas is the ability to read Wodka Runes, which … almost nobody involved seems to have. And the deposition of Browder under oath is … amazing.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  116. geokat62 says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Good to know we have hit the target and are hurting him.

    Good to know, indeed!

    Hopefully some folks in Congress, the Justice Department or White House will take notice!

    Hopefully, the right folks will take notice!

  117. @Scott Locklin

    It was up when I tested it from Vimeo embedded in the article a few minutes ago…

    • Replies: @tac
    , @tac
  118. Allan says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    My remark about McCain needing to worry about a trial in Viet Nam was not motivated by any great enthusiasm for such a trial itself (though I would applaud the effort). Instead, I was thinking about the mental and emotional effect of worry on McCain’s usefulness to Browder and others of that ilk.

    When a person, e.g. McCain, doesn’t have to check six every morning for signs of a prosecution, he is much more relaxed, and thus freer, to make mischief. However, with a prosecutor bearing down on him, he’s distracted, on the defensive, and so on. Is not this phenomenon an evident motive of Mueller’s inquisition, also?

    I’d say that DJT is learning from M’s example, hence the discussion in Helsinki about Russian investigators questioning some Americans. Listen to all the rats squeaking in fright. It’s already having one of the desired effects.

    Anyhow, my comment wasn’t motivated much by desire for vengeance but by the practical problem of restricting McCain’s power and influence.

  119. Skeptikal says:


    Everyone should take a look at the Voltaire article on the Browder affair, “What is left unsaid in the Anglo-Saxon accusations against Russia,” which also contains a video presentation by the Russian Government on the Browder affair, including claims that new info fell into the Russian gov’s hand in the course of the 2014 chaos in Kiev. Info that supports the following conclusion.

    It states the obvious: Browder was the person with the greatest interest in seeing Magnitsky dead, BEFORE HE GOT A CHANCE TO TESTIFY IN THE TAX EVASION INVESTIGATION!!! Duh. CIA fingerprints all over it, just like so many who died of heart attacks etc. just before they were going to testify about the JFK assassination.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  120. annamaria says:

    The senility of US (non)Intelligence Community:
    “…it is vital that the American people actually read the source material and apply their own common sense. There was nothing in any of the first 12 reports that comprise the Steele dossier that compelled the FBI to lie to a Federal judge. The FBI was obliged to present facts they had reason to believe were true and could be corroborated. But that was not the case. Strzok and Comey lied. There must be an accounting.”
    — Compare the fantasies of the Steele dossier with the well-documented crookery of Bill Browder.

  121. tac says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Yes it is still up on vimeo (see my comment @107) and it grew from 27 this morning and is approaching 600 views as of this posting. You can also watch directly from the site by clicking the ‘Vimeo’ button on lower right-hand side, just like with YouTube.

    When they take down the one at vimeo, we will find more and post them accordingly …. and when take down those, we will find other links.

    Great Job Phil! We are very proud of the fight you are putting up against the establishment. As people are becoming more aware I am hopeful they will joint in the fight against this tyrannical lawlessness, selective prosecution and foreign rule.

  122. Che Guava says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    You do have a point. For reasons of mixed-up faith and decency, I try not to wish death on anybody.

    However, given his violent dying swan act, anyone could be forgiven for thinking the sooner the better.

    He sure is taking his time on it, but that seems to suit his war-time treason (I am pro-Viet, but that does not preclude recognizing hhis being a traitor and liar to his own, as he plainly was) and misadventures.

    All of his evil since seems somehow to be connected to his military fuckups, and the biggest one of all, being the songbird.

    Has the Viet. govt. ever released tapes of his songbird speeches? Great shame if they preserved none. I (and you and many othes) would like to hear some.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  123. Allan says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    What are the names of BB’s lawyers? Surely they can be known outside of his inner circle. If they work at firms, there will be associates, paralegals, etc. who would benefit from learning about the extreme moral turpitide condoned by their superiors. The names of those people, too, can be learned, and then one by one, each receives his or her own personal copy to watch in private.

    Senior attorneys at any such firm, scam artists one and all, would not like the corrosive effect upon members of their staff, but this need not worry us. They deserve to have their businesses wrecked, their law licenses suspended, and their families plunged into strife. The children ought to be taunted at school until turned against mom or dad. The scoundrels need to come home late from work tired and eager for bed only to learn from smelly piles on the sheets that even their own their dogs hate them.

    There are other ways to undermine BB’s legal defenses. For example, maybe his lawyers’ employees are targeted with private tutoring in American con law. (Constitutional law, not confidence artistry.) Let the instruction begin with Article VII of the great Constitution. That marvel of pettifogging presupposes its own lawfulness, and its placement in the Constitution encourages an impatient reader to neglect an important question:

    How was Article VII itself ratified and established so that it could be used lawfully for its purpose of manufacturing consent to the other six articles?

    Again, the point here is to use the truth to wreck trust among the support staff of BB’s lawyers if not also the lawyers themselves (who are basically trained cultists and so resistent to FUD.) A low trust legal team is like a low trust society: it’s doomed.

    And, yes, I’m saying that the Constitution of the USA is a fraud, a sham, a hoax. “We Are Doomed”, but not necessarily for the reasons identified by John Derbyshire.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  124. Zumbuddi says:

    . . . “their children taunted in school .

    In other words, Do unto Browderites that which ZUSA has been doing to MiddleEast nations and parts of Europe for most of a century: Using US institutions and \$\$ to turn our / their children against Themselves.

    Yes, it is time to Name And Shame the priveleged Spawn of this death-dealing parasite.

    — Another thought: How is Browder related to Natan Sharansky?

    Recall that Bush was a big pro.oter of Sharansky’s book & cause: getting “Jews” out of Russia and i to Israel without compensati g Russia for its investment in their education.

    “Start Up Nation” brashly acknowledges that those Russoan immigrants jump-started Israeli tech prosperity.

    US taxpayers underwrote their re-settlement in Israel.

    So what similar gimmedat does Israel – Browder want from US taxpayers?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  125. Skeptikal says:
    @Che Guava

    Especially in light of the way the words “treason” and “traitor” are being thrown about now by the media demagogues. For that is what they are.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  126. Skeptikal says:

    “US taxpayers underwrote their re-settlement in Israel.”

    This point is corroborated in Moshe Arens’s memoir ‘In Defense of Israel.”
    Totally infuriated me to read about this little “coup” of Arens’s. He was Bibi’s major mentor, did you know?

    Speaking of “o uting” individuials, it would be interesting to get a list of the Russian individuals whose resettlement in Israel was paid for by American taxpayers. Since the taxpayers footed the bill, I think we have a right to know whom we subsidized.

  127. Skeptikal says:

    Re death of Magnitsky:
    The Russian documentary that is embedded in the Voltairenet piece shows the documents where getting rid of magnitsky by witholding medical care is discussed.
    Browder is a pig.

  128. Skeptikal says:

    Brother Nathanial:
    “Browder’s gonna bleed, especially if Mueller comes closing in . . .”

    I very much doubt that Mueller is going to come closing in on Browder.
    According to Russian investigators they have been working hand in glove from the beginning.
    See the video at Voltairenet.

  129. Taras77 says:

    Thanks Robin, Mr Giraldi!

    Extremely important to continue to expose this fraud and crook.

    I watch a portion of his appearance before the Senate in 2017 (about as much as I could stand!)
    Browder buys senators and it was immediately apparent as to which senators were bought and paid for.

  130. RobinG says:


    William Dunkerley was on Fault Lines this morning. Here’s the Amazon page for Litvinenko Murder Case Solved: The final conclusion to this puzzling and long-unsolved mystery (Litvinenko Murder Series) (Volume 2) :,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    “Finally the British cover-up of the century is exposed. What was the government hiding about a mysterious 2006 London death? Headlines called Alexander Litvinenko an ex-KGB spy. UK officials accused Vladimir Putin of his polonium poisoning. Acclaimed expert William Dunkerley discloses how none of that is demonstrably true. It was a hoax and cover story.”

    Is the Jig Up with Russia-Related #FakeNews?

    • Replies: @Anon
  131. Anonymous [AKA "Barry Keane"] says:

    Thanks! I’ve been trying to find this suppressed video for over a year. For those, like me, who find the financial shenanigans hard to follow, the following website helps:

    • Replies: @RobinG
  132. RobinG says:

    YES !!!! LUCY KOMISAR is THE BEST on the financial shenanigans.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Skeptikal
  133. L.K says:

    Thank you, Mr. Giraldi, for the article and the video.

  134. annamaria says:

    ZeroHedge has published the Giraldi article with the embedded video:

    • Agree: RobinG
    • Replies: @tac
  135. Anonymous [AKA "JacquesdeMolay"] says: • Website

    “Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax,” by Alex Krainer is brilliantly written in-depth research into his fraud. (a link in the name and at the bottom of this comment)

    From the site: “Suppressed and banned by the CIA’s supplier, Amazon, The Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax is a highly intelligent, frank and entertaining take-down of one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the US public and the world – The Magnitsky Act. Krainer’s study of Bill Browder’s book and actions is a riveting, unflinching expose of what might end up being pivotal in revealing one of this decade’s big hoaxes.”

    • Replies: @Miro23
  136. istt says:

    Browder is a lowlife, con man who has used the death of his criminal accountant to flee prosecution for tax evasion in Russia. If you watch Nekrasov’s documentary it is spelled out clearly that Browder is a liar and murderer. Look at how all those involved with hiding his assets end up dead. This guy has been leading us to war with Russia all to hide his own criminal activities. How in the world did our Congress ever fall for this guy’s scam?!

  137. Skeptikal says:

    ” If you watch Nekrasov’s documentary it is spelled out clearly that Browder is a liar and murderer.”

    In the interests of accuracy, I think it is important to clarify how far Nekrasov goes, so as not to make him and his film the target of criticism for overstating unproven points. I.e., not to exaggerate what is in N’s film.

    I think Nekrasov’s film suggests the strong possibility that Browder is behind the four deaths. Nekrasov doesn’t “spell out clearly” that Browder is responsible.

    What Nekrasov does lay out clearly is based purely on evidence: documents, interviews, etc.

    However, it is possible that the cache of docs that fell into Russian hands as a result of the Kiev action (referenced in the Voltairenet video) does contain documents that incriminate Browder and his pals for the three deaths of the financially interested parties (in addition to incriminating them for Magnitsky’s death).

  138. vinteuil says:

    Browder is a liar and murderer.

    A liar? Clearly. But a murderer?

    Let’s tread cautiously here.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  139. @istt

    How in the world did our Congress ever fall for this guy’s scam?!

    US Congress has a “stellar” record of falling for all kinds of scam, especially so if it relates to USSR/Russia.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  140. annamaria says:

    Good that the video is based on the documented facts.
    ZeroHedge holds on with the documentary that is still available for viewing.
    Look at Browder’s sorrowful face of an abused baby. He can’t help himself but claim the eternal victimhood and incomparable sufferings.
    Nice that the scoundrel has got a lot of attention in light of the facts.

  141. Miro23 says:

    “Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax,” by Alex Krainer is brilliantly written in-depth research into his fraud. (a link in the name and at the bottom of this comment).

    Or if you want the physical book you can get it from red pill press:

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  142. annamaria says:

    From the comment section on ZeroHedge:
    “Browder, who refers to himself as Putin’s “public enemy #1,” has notably been able to sell his tale of innocence to leading American politicians like Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Ben Cardin and ex-Senator Joe Lieberman, all of whom are always receptive “TO BRIBES AND UNDER THE TABLE PAYMENTS…”
    — What has endeared the certified cheat Browder, who denounced his American citizenship in order to save on taxes, to the receptive McCain, Graham, Cardin, and Lieberman?

  143. annamaria says:

    We live in an interesting time, indeed:
    “…the ideal scenario would be for Russia and the USA (as opposed to the AngloZionst Empire) to work together on the very long list of issues where they share common interests. But since the Neocons have seized power and are sacrificing the USA for the sake of their imperial designs, that is simply not going to happen…”

    — And this is painful:

    “The US “intelligence community” has become a tool for petty political interests, and the competent analysts and foreign policy experts are clearly absent from the top levels of this community..”

    “The US armed forces are only good at three things: wasting immense sums of money, destroying countries, and alienating the rest of the planet. They are still the most expensive and bloated armed forces on the planet, but nobody fears them anymore (not even relatively small states, nevermind Russia or China)…”

    “The US “elites” and the various interest groups they represent have now clearly turned on each other which is a clear sign that the entire system is in a state of deep crisis…”

    “The Israel Lobby has now fully subordinated Congress, the White House, and the media to its narrow Likudnik agenda and, as a direct result of this, the USA has lost all their positions in the Middle-East and the chorus of those with enough courage to denounce this Zionist Occupation Government is slowly but steadily growing (at least on the Internet). Even US Jews are getting fed up with the now openly Israeli apartheid state.”

  144. geokat62 says:

    How in the world did our Congress ever fall for this guy’s scam?!

    The people’s representatives (albeit at the state level) in action:

  145. tac says:
    @Keith Manning

    The Vimeo link has now been deleted 24 hours after it was posted here. Thanks for posting the other YouTube links.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  146. tac says:
    @Philip Giraldi


    The Vimeo link that I posted has now been taken down less that 24 after it was posted. last count was almost 4K views. However, someone else just posted another links @148 which is still operational.

    Perhaps you or some other author can do a follow-up piece focused at the sheer speed that these videos are being taken down after they are posted.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  147. tac says:

    Thanks for that link. Did you happen to catch that one of commentator’s (on ZH) was none other than Alex Krainer? I’ve copied the post verbatim:

    akrainer Thu, 07/26/2018 – 03:32 Permalink
    Last summer, Bill Browder managed to get my book “The Killing of William Browder” delisted from Amazon. (free speech my derriere!)

    That’s a lot of power for an ex-hedgie whose fund was \$4 billion at peak 20 years ago.

    Since then Browder’s entire existence has been devoted to conning the world with Russophobia and fanning the flames of Cold War 2.0

    My book now back in print here: elektronishe format or paperback.

  148. tac says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Someone else posted this link a day or so ago (still operational with 4.1K views):

  149. If anyone is interested, Alex Krainer, a hedge fund manager, says Bill Bowdon is a crook. This is a good interview.

    Here’s a free PDF copy of Alex Krainer’s book.

    • Replies: @Keith Manning
  150. Nice work – how much has Putin paid author for it?
    This is classic KGB tactics – give as many as possible contradictory “facts” so readers stop separating actual facts from fabrications. Working!
    But the simple fact is that Browder’s lawyer Sergey Magnitsky had been tortured in KGB prison in Moscow and died there after refusing to confirm criminal charges against Browder.
    Another simple fact that Browder had been forbidden to enter Russia in 2006 but the criminal charges against him had been filed by Russia only in 2009 – right after he started to lobby for “Magnitsky act” against the murders.
    Russia became mafia-run enterprises, Putin is a head of the mafia – like any other mafia they are interested in money only and considering any investments in Russia as “mafia money” – then all criminal means are good to get back “our money”.
    People and laws don’t matter at all, including Western people, journalists and politicians – anything and anyone could be bought or liquidated – preferably in most horrible way, so it will be easier to force and corrupt others

  151. @Keith Manning

    I should have said, Bill Browder, sorry about that!

  152. annamaria says:

    “Browder’s lawyer Sergey Magnitsky…”
    Please, listen to Browder’s testimony, under oath, where Browder said that he was not aware that Magnitsky was a lawyer. (Sergey Magnitsky was a tax accountant:
    Before issuing the passionate tirades, educate yourself by watching the Nekrasov’s documentary. Or you could start with this:

  153. Skeptikal says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    And dont’ forget, WMD in Iraq!!

  154. Skeptikal says:

    This is excellent. Be sure to watch the video.

  155. Skeptikal says:

    Yes, the process of taking these videos down definitely deserves some detailed exposure.

    who is doing it? How?

  156. Skeptikal says:

    “But the simple fact is that Browder’s lawyer Sergey Magnitsky had been tortured in KGB prison in Moscow and died there after refusing to confirm criminal charges against Browder.”

    Erm, no. Just a bit too pat , there. LIke my friend who labels any analysis that cause cognitive dissonace as emanating from a “Russian asset.” This is on the level of “Kremlin stooge.”
    Really, people here are more sophisticated than that. We are not dealing here at UR with congresspeople!!!
    Check out the Nekrasov film.
    Krainer’s book.
    The article and embedded Russian video.

  157. Ikro45 says:

    Some basic facts of the story not still reported by either side. Magnitsky was never an employee of Browder. He was a partner in Firestone Duncan and American corporate services , accounting and tax firm in Moscow owned by American person Jamison Forestone. Browder Hermitage was biggest client of Firestone.
    In this whole story Firestone keeps very quiet. The reason is he did not know that his own partner Magnitsky had double crossed him and was making a big deal with Browder.
    Magnitsky and Browder made a scheme to steal 230 million dollars from Russian treasury by claiming fake tax refund. The investment schemes of Browder Hermitage were illegal but many people were doing them. Mostly Russians were doing it but Browder opened the Russian schemes to many foreign investors and gave them high profits. This included some big Russia haters like Swedish former foreign minister.
    Magnitsky never blow any whistle. He made no report to anyone. He did not speak with any media. Browder also did not say nothing till he was refused to enter Moscow.
    But Firestone remained in Russia and no one touched him.
    From this time some Russian persons decided that the 230 million dollars should not go to Browder but should go to them. And it looks like it did.
    For all years Browder is defecating on Russia no one top Russian official do anything to fight his allegations. How it is possible that name of a country can be destroyed by one man even if he is ready to spend millions ! Because many Russians officials know who benefited from this 230 million and do not want to defend these people. This is internal politics and corruption of Russia.
    Browder is a liar and a thief. But please do not pretend for one minute that Russian side has no crime on its hands.
    This is a biggest public relations disaster in history. Russian public relations , Russian diplomacy, Russian lobbying, Russian RT and everyone else failed to counter Browder. It is not because they do not have money – but because they have no will and they know that in some part allegations of Browder are true.
    But only in part because mainly Russians did not hurt any American investor. They did not hurt Firestone. They did not even hurt Browder. Magnitsky for sure died by chance and accident of poor luck.
    This is a dirty story but Browder is not the one to claim high moral position because he is the initiator of a big tax fraud which he lost control. And so upset he was not to gain 230 million dollars that he starts his war toward Russia.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  158. Anonymous [AKA "Tom Watson"] says:

    Once upon a time there was a video on YouTube of a retired French intelligence official discussing a joint US/British disinformation/misinformation operation targeting Pres. Putin, and Bill Browder was named as an operative with this joint intelligence community project which has probably gone through name changes and probably has extended its mission to cooperate with the Hurricane Crossfire “project” jointly attacking Pres. Trump and Pres. Putin. Mixing up domestic and foreign operations would not be compatible with U. S. laws, and the politicians of both the US and GB know that the exposure of Bill Browder’s funding sources from intelligence budgets would be the thread to unravel so much of the propaganda operation against a duly elected President, putting the whole narrative of “Democracy” on trial. Browder and McFaul are apparently nervous because they know the fate of former CIA Dir. Bill Casey during the Iran-Contra hearings and others during the Church Committee hearings. The desperate attempt John Carlin, Strzok and others to cover themselves, by using “the dossier” as part of a court action to justify domestic spying for political reasons, has proven to be the biggest miscalculation of modern US History, but the risks that continue to be taken only proves that the miscalculation was made at the highest level of the former administration, as Clapper will wittingly or unwittingly concede if he too remains in good health. Not to forget the meeting with then Pres. Obama to give Pres. -elect Trump his briefing when Comey stayed behind to give the private warning about blackmail potential, apparently as his insurance to keep his job, but Clapper told his media friends and everything changes with the initial propaganda/blackmail scheme.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  159. unseated says:

    If you don’t want to watch all of the move, start around 50 minutes. The real killer point, as EugeneGur states, is that the Council of Europe report relied on translations of Russian legal documents provided by Browder. This is stated in an interview by a member of the committee that produced the report. A serious investigation, intent on discovering the truth, would have used certified translations provided by an independent and officially sanctioned legal translation service.

    • Agree: RobinG
    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  160. Anonymous [AKA "Cyndi Feigenbaum"] says:

    Is it not 10.2 Billion dollar loan not 20.2 Billion dollar loan as in this article. Please edit? or let me know otherwise with evidence.

  161. Skeptikal says:

    Taken on board.
    Just as, there are many internal pressures that prevent indictments for major financial crimes in this country.

    How can your info re Firestone etc. be documented?
    And what do you think actually happened to the three people who ended up dead who were involved with the Browder -connected money?

    • Replies: @Ikro45
  162. Skeptikal says:

    It is also in a way comical that Russians speak English, so they know or can find out more or less wha t is going on. Whereas English speakers very rarely can speak a word of any foreign language, much less Russian. So they remain in the dark . . . by choice . . .

    • Replies: @RobinG
  163. Skeptikal says:

    Admitted, from Wikipedia, but still:

    Iran–Contra affair

    The day before Casey was scheduled to testify before Congress related to his knowledge of the Iran–Contra affair, Casey suffered two seizures and was hospitalized. Three days later, Casey underwent surgery for a previously undiagnosed brain tumor.[3]

  164. RobinG says:

    So they remain in the dark . . . by choice . . .

    Whose choice?

    In the 1960’s, Washington, DC. public schools offered French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Latin. Who now sets the curriculum, makes the decisions what education should be available?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  165. Ikro45 says:

    In Moscow market everyone knows this fact that Magnitsky was an employee of Firestone firm. One thing Browder and Firestone do they delete all information, all history, all Cvs of every one of their firm from all web.
    Something like this Americans should ask Browder, Wall Street Journal should say show us your documents of what was your relationship with the firm of Magnitsky. This shows that from start Browder lies. His whole story is full of lies. Anyone can check it but no one wants to check it. A man who tells so many small lies tells big lies.
    When Russian government find fraud, in this time of Browder not allowed to return there was a decision in Moscow not to put an American in prison. No one in Russia wanted to spoil relations with western investors. So even if it was clear that Browder was doing serious crime breaking rules and doing big fraud, it was decided just to say to these people Russia is closed for you. It is also true that many people were doing financial fraud and not many people were taken to court. Even now, many bankers have left Russia with billions and they are not tried in courts. Browder was the same – like owner of Bank Trust Yurov, owner of bank Otkritie Belyaev and more. Many financial criminals in Russia getaway to London ( always to London ). Because the government does not want to give scare to the financial sector . So Browder was just shut but they had to find out the scheme so arrest of Magnitsky. This happens in many cases where number 2 or number 4 is arrested. In every case press write oh you take a woman, oh you take a mother, oh you take a father to prison 0 but in this case of Magnitsky the poor man was sick. There was surely neglect from prison and this is proved in report by authorities. After this point all nonsense starts of people stealing money from Russian government and that Magnitsky was whistle blowing. All this is complete nonsense and nothing happens. All what happens is that Browder is caught with his crime and Russians make a mistake instead to put him in prison, put Magnitsky in prison. Now they pay for their mistake.

  166. geokat62 says:

    When Russian government find fraud, in this time of Browder not allowed to return there was a decision in Moscow not to put an American in prison.

    Browder gave up his U.S. citizenship in 1998 to avoid paying taxes related to foreign investment.

  167. Skeptikal says:

    Please, do not react defensively or address me as though I were an adversary.
    I was not questioning wh at you stated
    That is why I said: “Taken on board.”

    I was asking for documentation.
    In this Browder case especially (but always, actually) it is important to support assertions and allegations with evidence. Solid evidence. Documentation.
    That is the great strength of Nekrasov’s film.
    He follows the evidence trail.
    That is what I was suggesting you do with the Firestone issue.
    I am ont in the Moscow market.
    I am sitting here in the USA, and I think it is in the USA that the case against Browder and his lies has to be made if we are ever to get to the bottom of Browder and even, of who is handlers are, if he has them.

  168. Skeptikal says:

    I certainly take your point.
    And there are many Americans who are bilingual.
    For example, most immigrants, illegal or otherwise.
    Nevertheless, it is a long-observed phenomenon that English speakers are, compared to most other supposedly educated populations, functionally unable to communicate in any language except English. I believe this is a cultural choice, not just a function of school curricula.

    Probably correlated in some way to the small percentage of Americans who even have a passport.
    How many do you think staff members of the State Department or any of the intelligence services speak Russian? German?
    More to t he point, as I have pointed out elsewhere, millions of Russians know just what is being said about them and their country within the USA, whereas Americans don’t have a clue either about Russia or about how much Russians know about them.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  169. Skeptikal says:

    “Sergei had given witness testimony against two MVD officers who had used Hermitage documents in their possession to steal three Hermitage companies, which were then used to steal \$230 million from the Russian government. Sergei testified against them. They wanted to silence the witness.”

    This is directly refuted by Nekrasov and the documents he shows the viewer. And by other interviewees in the film. The transcripts of the interrogations of Magnitsky do not have Magnitsky making these charges, nor even mentioning the names of the two alleged rogue police investigators.

  170. RobinG says:

    I believe this is a cultural choice

    Certainly there is some arrogance and some laziness, but mostly it’s a function of geography. This is a big country, separated from the rest of the world by vast oceans. I’ll bet that most who travel out, go with a group and a guide, and mostly talk in English with their fellow tourists.

    Contrast Europeans. Once, on a train, I was in a compartment with Polish and Czech travelers. One man told a joke …. in German. When I asked why, he said, “Well, it was a German joke.”

    Furthermore, Americans are, effectively by the demonization or ridicule of foreign countries, discouraged from learning languages.

    millions of Russians know …

    Indeed. OTOH, “Seventy percent of 1,500 respondents interviewed in all federal districts do not speak foreign languages. The index stood at 76 percent in 2003.” [That’s ANY foreign language, not just English. In this respect, Russia is more like US than like Europe.] I can attest, once you get out of big cities, English speakers are few and far between.

    Of those who speak English, about 3.5 million are fluent. Of the other 40 million who speak “to some degree,” how much is due to the pervasiveness of Hollywood movies, and now internet ads?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  171. Che Guava says:

    It seems quite siimple to see that the dying swan (now), John McCain, was both incompetent (as a pilot, killing many on the flight deck of the ship on which he was crew), and a traitor, making speeches to other PoWs from his privileged position as son of an Admiral.

    I hope someone there taped him, it would be great to hear.

    Suspect the Nth. Viets were too busy at the time, or the tape destroyed in a later US bombing raid, but anybody who reads knows that he was a traitor to his comrades.

    Repeating, pro-Viet, but if I was on the other side, would not betraying my comrades, and that is what McCain did.


    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  172. @Che Guava

    che – The broadcasts of McCain’s Tokyo Rose performances were recorded by US forces and reportedly are in a safe place in the Pentagon.

  173. Skeptikal says:

    ” Of the other 40 million who speak “to some degree,” how much is due to the pervasiveness of Hollywood movies, and now internet ads?”

    Well, I don’t think the source of learning is all that relevant in this context.
    Also, “English speaking” doesn’t mean just Americans.
    I just don’t think the interest in languages per se and the intellectual curiosity tend to be present in most English speakers.
    But when it comes to formal education, comparing apples to apples—that is, comparing educational levels across the two countries, not to mention Europe—I would lay down quite a bit of money that the similarly educated Russian/French person/German/Spaniard/not to mention Dutch and Scandinavian speaks at least passable English and quite likely another language (German/French/Spanish), and the analogous native English speaker who speaks one foreign language passably would be an outlier. It s a cultural thing and I think it stems first from the English—“Wogs begin at Calais [pronounced Cally’” and all that—and by extension and reinforced by geographical and other cultural factors to Americans, Australians, etc. Probably a different situ in Canada, with French.

    To return to my original point, concerning Americans/Russians, it is that many educated Americans (such as some on my own little list, not to mention in the media) act very know-it-all and superior about Russia, while not realizing or not having it even occur them that they know squat about Russia and cannot check up beause they do not speak the language, whereas socially similar Russians know a whole lot about them and can follow US media. In other words, when it comes to Russia, ignorance is bliss in the US of A. Actually, there are a number of very good Russian news shows that can be seen on Youtube, with English subtitles, but how many AMericans avail themselves of such broadcasts to find out what leading Russian analysts are saying.

    • Agree: RobinG
  174. Skeptikal says:

    “Alex Krainer is a hedge fund manager and author. His book, banned by Amazon in September 2017 is now available in pdf, kindle, and epub formats at the following link “Grand Deception: Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act and Anti-Russian Sanctions.” Paperback version is now available here. Alex also wrote one book on commodities trading.

    Live links to various versions of the new book here:

    And lots of other interesting stuff!

  175. geokat62 says:

    Russia Insider is getting in on the act:

    Excellent Film Exposes Bill Browder as a Total Fraud – Now Available Free Online

    Attached is the URL for the Nekrasov film on Browder. The producer tells me it is an illegal pirate copy but I assured him I would buy a copy if it ever became available in Canada and he seemed to be happy with that. He tells me “There is an upcoming proper release.”…

  176. @geokat62

    If there is a proper release soon I would hope that all of us who have benefited from the pirate release will buy an original to reward the producers. I think we have Browder on the run at the moment and we have to press our advantage by exposing the documentary to as many viewers as we can.

    • Agree: geokat62
  177. Miro23 says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    All the better to extort him with.

  178. Skeptikal says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Absolutely. I would purchase a DVD or whatever in a nanosecond.
    I have sent links to friends on my list, and I have no idea how many of them availed themselves of the links. In each case I said: Watch this now, before it gets taken down.
    Perhaps the Norwegian Film Institute that backed the film that should get some money?
    I sure hope you are right, that Browder is on the run now.

  179. RobinG says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    I think we have Browder on the run at the moment and we have to press our advantage…

    How about we all hop over to Amazon and give his book [“Red Notice”] the review it deserves!

    • Agree: tac
  180. @Philip Giraldi

    Phil Giraldi commented: “I think we have Browder on the run at the moment and we have to press our advantage…”

    Hi Mr. Giraldi,

    I am hoping Browder is “on the run” essentially because of a cunning sentence, spoken by a veteran Mossad-strategist, “Kurtz,” & which appeared frequently in John Le Carre’s fiction-novel, “The Little Drummer Girl.”

    “You want to catch the lion, first you tether the goat.”

    Thanks very much for all you do, Phil. If Browder is not the most dangerous Zionist Jew “Lion King,” I am anxious (at minimum) to learn one fine day that he gets “tethered.”

    P.S. Thanks also to President Vladimir Putin who publically exposed Browder’s high- crimes at the recent Summit, and seems to want real justice done.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  181. RobinG says:

    That is actually an old Indian proverb,

    The bleating of the lamb excites the tiger.

    Before Le Carre, it was quoted by Kipling in the form of

    The bleating of the kid excites the tiger.

    The victim’s cries of distress stir up the predator; Kipling took the idea, in a story about schoolboys giving bullies … And there are other citations by numerous authors.

    But I don’t get your use in regard to Browder. Are you saying he’s the lion? Who’s the goat?

  182. Hi RobinG,

    Sincere thanks for offering such constructive history on the origin of Le Carre’s sentence, which I posted in comment # 188.

    As to your great question on Browder’s core identity, below, I wish I really knew! Perhaps By “tethering” him, we get to know more, eh?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  183. Camillus says:

    I found the suppressed documentary as a torrent. Well worth watching both to learn what a turd Browder is and as general instruction in how propaganda and disinfo work. Also shows the corrupt/incompetent/self-serving slime that inhabit our parliaments and willingly buy into Browder’s fraud, defamation and lies.

    Search for The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes

    or use infohash 4e9ea5eef9032ae8304cc33b346e0f6fc9f4838a

    Please repost this data on as many comments/websites as you can.

  184. Skeptikal says:

    Right. Does he have “handlers” (as strongly suggested by the Russian video at Voltairenet), and if so, who are they?

    • Replies: @RobinG
  185. @geokat62

    Hi geokat,

    January 22, 2018, the uptown rag, National Review, got “into the act” of extolling Bill Browder’s ancestors and his son Joshua. Refer to Jay Nordlinger’s adoring article, below?

    Article author Jay Nordflinger gushed about Bill Browder’s son Joshua as “literally a poster child for IBM as a tech phenom.” Reportedly, the “poster child” is figuring out how to get “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) to perform a variety of legal tasks, thus “saving people bundles (though disadvantaging lawyers).”

    Best, geo!

    Selah, Solzhenitsyn wrote Gulag Archipelago, chapter 1, “The Law as a Man,”
    and now, selah, Bill Browder’s offspring aspires to “The Law as AI.” Selah, W.T.F. is going on here?

    P.S.: geo, given Chicago-birth 1964 and subsequent Chicago School educaion, I tried but failed to get information on Bill Browder’s possible links to Rahm Immanuel and the ambitious left-wing Barack Obama. (Zigh) I do sense Browder truly might be “The most dangerous man in the world,” that is of course, the most dangerous one that PEOPLE can veritably see in action.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  186. annamaria says:

    The Nordflinger’s paper is a prime example of presstituting efforts. Jay Nordflinger was so eager to please the scoundrel(s), that he inserted an easy to debunk lie “Magnitsky was a lawyer.”
    But the most interesting in the Nordflinger opus is the omission of the fact of Browder’s grandma and grandpa being the KGB agents:
    Unlike Nordflinger’s presstituting inventions and embellishments intended to please Bill Browder the Scoundrel, the story of Browder elders is supported with facts:
    “One of the first agents recruited [by a Soviet agent] was Earl Browder (codename RULEVOY). According to a memorandum sent by Vsevolod Merkulov to Joseph Stalin: “Starting in 1933 and into 1945, Browder rendered the NKGB… and the GRU… help, recommending to our representatives in the U.S. Communist Party for agent work. At Browder’s recommendation, eighteen people were drawn to agent work for the NKGB and… people for GRU. In addition, through the Central Committee’s functionaries controlling illegal groups.”
    “Browder worked closely with Jacob Golos [Golos ran a travel agency, World Tourists in New York City. It was a front for Soviet clandestine work.]
    Allen Weinstein, the author of “The Hunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America” (1999), has argued that “Browder had been an eager and productive participant in a range of Soviet espionage efforts during the 1930s… recruiting from his ‘open’ Communist cadres a significant number of those who later became prominent NKVD agents and sources within the American government.”
    Browder’s second wife, Raissa Berkman, was also an agent. So also was his sister. Golos pointed out that he paid “Browder’s sister… a certain amount of money every month.”

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  187. Jett Rucker says: • Website

    It’s quashed on BitChute, too. His power is as fearsome as it is awesome.

  188. @annamaria

    Wisely & informative, annamaria wrote: “But the most interesting in the Nordflinger opus is the omission of the fact of Browder’s grandma and grandpa being the KGB agents:

    Hi annamaria,

    You are a real gift to the U.R. article-comment department. Thanks for posting all the learning opportunities!

    As a healthy journey into the bygone past,
    please consider looking (below) at former-Representative James Traficant’s brave interview with an adored Talking Head whose in (profitable) service to the ZUSA Corporate Media?

    Selah, “eternal memory,” James Traficant.

  189. RobinG says:

    “Handlers” or not, Browder is no innocent lamb. There’s a DEEP DIVE thread at #Browdergate, including this reference –

    Discussing Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism also bring another topic: the role of Israel in all of this. ….Indeed, the advocates of Neoconervatism take pride in the Jewish roots of the Neocons.

    The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy

    Paperback – January 25, 2007
    by Murray Friedman (Author)

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Skeptikal
  190. Skeptikal says:

    I did not mean to imply—and I do not think I did imply—that Browder is an “innocent lamb” of any kind.
    I think my opinion of Browder is obvious from earlier posts.
    However, I do think there is a good chance that there is more to this story than just Browder’s antics. As *is* clearly implied in the Russian video: namely, that he was sent to the USSR with a specific mission.

    I do think any Zionist or other Jewish financial or political connections are worth tracking down.
    Also, any national security connections. RobinG seems to feel the same way, so I don’t quite see the point of the “innocent lamb” comment—at least, not if directed toward me.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  191. Skeptikal says:

    I cannot get too much out of the Twitter thread.
    Where is the list of sources the Lanahan mentions?
    Perhaps paste it here?

    • Replies: @RobinG
  192. Abbybwood says:
    @Reactionary Utopian

    Actually Charles Ortel has laid out an excellent indictment against Chelsea Clinton and her mother Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton. (I can’t say she is Bill Clinton’s daughter as she is the spitting image of Webb Hubbell) for international charity fraud and pay-to-play related to The Clinton Foundation, The Clinton Global Initiative and The Clinton Health Access Initiative.

    In the meantime rather than living at The Gray Bar Hotel, where she belongs, Hillary is getting standing ovations on Broadway while attending Bette Midler’s latest production.

    Go figure….

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  193. @Skeptikal

    Skeptikal wrote: “I do think any Zionist or other Jewish financial or political connections are worth tracking down.”

    Hi Skeptikal,

    Above…, Me too.

    Although the Counterpunch article linked below got my juices flowing, the author can be faulted for lack of evidence on the staying power & influence of the old Jew Lion King, Dr. Henry Kissinger.

  194. @Abbybwood

    Sorry, Skept, my comment post got chopped. Below is the CP article that I want to show you & perhaps others.
    Bill Browder has the big Jew money power/influence

  195. RobinG says:

    IDK what you’re looking for, but here is a compilation of primary sources. (I tried to post this morning from the office, as anon, but the mods didn’t let it through. Strange.)

    There is [another] excellent thread pinned at the top here –

    • Replies: @tac
  196. Anonymous [AKA "mkraft77"] says:

    > Nice work – how much has Putin paid author for it?

    Because anyone who doesn’t cite Putin as the source of ≪ fill in the blank ≫ must have been paid off by Putin. There’s just no other credible way that Putin could NOT be responsible for ≪ fill in the blank ≫.

    Magnitsky was badly-treated in prison — criminally neglected in particular (no reason to think Putin had anything to do with that). There’s no evidence, though, that he was ever beaten or tortured. Even Magnitsky’s own mother has acknowledged that. The ‘proof’ that he was ‘tortured to death’ came from one source only: Bill Browder.

    The criminal charges against Browder were filed following an investigation, which revealed quite plainly what Browder had done. The Magnitsky Act was Browder’s insurance policy against being handed over to Russian authorities to face the music.

    You will likely want to make the argument that the charges against Browder were trumped-up. What’s your evidence for that? None, but maybe you just have a Mark Levin (“I know the Russians hacked our election, because that’s what they do.”) type brain.

    Your assertions about Putin’s Mafia connections are pretty lively. Can you tell us what you actually know about them? With evidence, if that’s not too much trouble.


  197. Che Guava says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Thanks for that, I would love to hear them.

    So, that would suggest that the Nth. Viet’s of then either had their own tapes burnt in a bombing raid, or bept them secret and possibky handed them over for diplomatic or political purposes.

    … or perhaps just from Sigint.

    Sometiimes, instead of tech, i wish that I had chosen analyst as my career, sure would have suited it. Too old now.

    Always regards to thee Dr. Giraldi.

  198. HughC says:

    In keeping with the theme of suppressed information, does anyone have a link to a pdf copy of mysteriously deceased German journalist Udo Ulfkotte’s book “Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News”?

    Btw: Great article, Mr Giraldi.

  199. Anonymous [AKA "Did he hurt your Feewings"] says:

    Poor dear fussy waah-baby Mcfaul. Now let’s hear from the spooks Russia named in their letters rogatory.

    What’s happening is that Russia revoked the gentleman’s agreement. Russia got fed up with covering up CIA crimes and decided to publish its intelligence to expose CIA criminals. As the last driblets of hard and soft power runs down the USA’s leg, CIA is increasingly limited to sneak attack – war that is not only undeclared, but unattributable. Japan’s Pearl Harbor sneak attack was the legal reason why the US nuked Japan, but CIA isn’t thinking that far ahead. If CIA gets its war on, its undeclared war will certainly justify a Tsar Bomba for Langley, the Farm, Camp Swampy, and No Man’s Island, and some hypersonic kinetic warheads for CIA’s state fusion centers. Meantime, Russia is publicizing attribution information for CIA’s internationally wrongful acts. If the US population comes to its senses and razes CIA, its crimes against peace can be adjudicated in the PCIA or ICJ.

    This new element in the international community’s bill of indictment names 12 CIA names (identifying CIA criminals is illegal in the USA.)

    The US agents Russia singled out for questioning: Browder, Steele, McFaul (CIA war propaganda against Russia,) Jonathan Wiener (Lockerbie fabricator and DoS focal point,) David J. Kramer (ran Russian agents from DoS, DRL and CIA’s Freedom House), Kyle Parker (CIA mole on Senate staff,) Todd Hyman, Schvartsman (CIA’s DHS moles) Jim Rote, a garden-variety CIA spook, and CIA’s transnational organized crime boss Robert Otto.

    Russia is showing us not only how CIA organizes its criminal enterprise, but how CIA infiltrates and controls the entire US government.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  200. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @mr meener

    What about the Chinese version? Only enemies to China? Why the difference?

  201. Taras77 says:

    Did he hurt your Feewings

    Agree button does not work.

    Anyway agree and thanks for the link.

  202. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:

    “Acclaimed expert”!! Are you trying to make us laugh? Hands up who had ever heard of William Dunkerly btw? I stopped listening when he (I presume it was he) stumbled into the Litvinenko story by saying “uranium” instead of “polonium”. Have you stayed awake through the whole video?

  203. @Philip Giraldi

    Indeed it is almost certain that the broadcasts would have been recorded and retained. So why haven’t they been obtained by Freedom of Information applications?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  204. annamaria says:

    Thank God there are some among puppeteers and in the “IC” who care about self-preservation.

  205. @Wizard of Oz

    Because they are classified and cannot be released!

  206. Skeptikal says:

    Sorry I am not following your point here.
    Who are the “Puppeteers”?
    What is the “IC”?
    Also, what is DoS?

    also, is “Feewings” saying that Putin has basically blown these assets’ cover?

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @annamaria
  207. Skeptikal says:

    So glad to get the Lucy Komisar site.
    I had never heard of her.
    I have bookmarked her site.

    Her description of Browder as a conman is spot on.
    Simple but true. This label somewhat explains Browder’s success—that is, he is not a garden variety liar but a true conman, who has more tricks up his sleeve to fool others and take them in than a common liar, and a personality profile that includes the apparently infinite chutzpah necessary to keep up a stream of easily disproved lies indefinitely. This is a variety of psychopath.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  208. annamaria says:

    Sorry for the abbreviation.
    The puppeteers – the members of the criminal cartels that are in charge of the US.
    “IC” – Intelligence Community

  209. @annamaria

    Thank God there are some among puppeteers and in the “IC” who care about self-preservation.

    On the other hand, institutions which produce such “scholars” and “thinkers” as McFaul and count them as big time assets (hell yes, McFaul was an Ambassador to Russia)–one has to start asking questions about professional adequacy of the institution itself. In Russia McFaul, actually, has a reputation for being a clown.

  210. annamaria says:

    More on the criminal cartels:
    “In Helsinki, it was not the United States which drew up an agreement with the Federation of Russia. It was the White House alone. Because the common enemy is a transnational group which exercises authority in the United States. Since this group considers itself, and not the elected President, to be the representative of the USA, it did not hesitate to immediately accuse President Trump of treason.

    This transnational group assures us that a single political system is the ideal for all humanity… and it presents the freedom of circulation of people and capitals as the solution to all problems of labour and investment. However, these assertions, which we all accept in the course of our daily lives, do not stand up to a minute of thought.

    Behind these lies, the transnational group has systematically worn down the Power of states and amassed fortunes.”

    — And now the transnational group of criminal cartels meets a dilemma: either to continue the amassing of fortunes by “standard methods” that would eventually unleash the hot stage of WWIII (and kill out the puppeteers along with the entire human population of this planet) or to figure out a modified approach that would allow the cartels to survive.
    The information technology is not on a side of the blood-soaked transnational group of cartels. Therefore it is not unreasonable to expect a militarized regime protecting the mega criminals and their retinue of opportunists.

  211. tac says:

    Martin Armstrong’s background account:

    So Who Really Tried to Blackmail Yeltsin & Takeover Russia – NSA-CIA-or Investment Bankers?

    “who really was behind the plot to blackmail the former head of Russia Boris Yeltsin to stop him from running for reelection in 2000 and hand-pick Boris Abramovich Berezovsky?
    Republic National Bank and Edmond Safra had set up even Bank of New York as the center piece in the plot. As the players that surrounded me have mysteriously died, hanged themselves, been imprisoned, released, just saying they were denied a fair trial without explanation
    What I do know is there appears to have been a plot to take over Russia and that came from sources directly in Russia at the time. My case began September 13th, 1999 and Safra was killed December 3rd. Within a week the government moved to put me in contempt and stop my request for a Speedy Trial. It came out in court that bullets were left in my mailbox to warn me to shut up. But I was in the public spot light so they created a contempt and through me in to suspend everything.
    It was at this time that THE CONSPIRATORS threatened Yeltsin with exposure of his theft of \$7 billion on the world stage. The demand was to appoint Berezovsky as the new President of Russia and for Yeltsin to step down and not run in 2000. Yeltsin, realizing he was set up, turned to Putin who nobody had heard of. As the story goes, Putin promised to take care of everything if Yeltsin appointed him instead, Yeltsin resigned on December 31, 1999, after Safra was killed on December 3rd in Monaco. The Presidential elections were held in Russia on the 26th of March 2000 formally electing Putin.”

    Here is some tweets from the producer (Torstein Grude) and director (Andrei Nekrasov):

  212. RobinG says:

    Psychopath is correct. “Conman” is Browder’s innate character, which served him diabolically as a vulture-capitalist. Perhaps, if it’s true that in 2006 he was used to engage Alexei Navalny as an asset, Browder’s criminal acts enabled CIA to control him via blackmail. Or perhaps he willingly acted on CIA behalf out of spite, having been caught out by the Russians.

    IDK if this is the same film (below) someone linked to at Voltairenet. This was a Russian TV exposé. It quickly covers all ground of Nekrasov’s film, then focuses on the Navalny op.

    From other:
    DoS = Department of State
    Olde Wizzer = Wizard of Oz, known for prolix pontifications with pointessly convoluted sentence structure. (I’m a fan of clear and direct.) So he’s probably blissfully at home with “long winded, prosaic” prose of Schama. But you guys seem to get along. Are you both Aussies?

    EXCLUSIVE: Russian TV: Bill Browder is CIA agent, recruited Navalny. Browder furious! Navalny sues!

    • Replies: @tac
    , @Skeptikal
  213. tac says:

    Yes, this is the film called “The Browder Effect” which appeared on Russian TV in April 2016. I’ve actually posted some more material on the newer PG articl:’the-yellow-peril-comes-to-washington’ in response to you.

    Lee Stranahan on Browder:

    • Replies: @RobinG
  214. RobinG says:

    Teamwork. 😉

    • Agree: tac
  215. Skeptikal says:

    I am not aware of “getting along” particularly with Wizard of Oz.
    I had no idea he/she was an Aussie.
    I seem to recall some of his/her comments on other threads that sounded strange to me.
    But I cannot recall details.

    • Replies: @tac
  216. tac says:

    I had no idea he/she was an Aussie.

    You must have missed my response to WoZ (See my comment if interested for more details at link below):

    What other “bizzare” conclusions did I arrive at (perhaps for some unbeknownst conspiritorial related reason) when it dealing with just you, WoZ….?: Namely, that you are my (((Australian))) friend??? Your own words gave you away:

    • Replies: @Anon
  217. Anon[867] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh tac you would be a laugh a minute if it wasn’t that your comedy – as linked – is a world record performance of trivial verbal diarrhea.

  218. Skeptikal says:

    Her technique of quoting the original and rebutting in indented grafs is a good one.
    I use it myself.
    But Komisar often ends up confusing the reader by not being consistent. Sometimes she includes the original material in her indented grafs.
    Sometimes she writes commentary that is NOT in the indented grafs.
    Leaving the reader to guess which is original material and which is commentary.
    I noticed this in the first piece of hers that I read. I also noticed it in her rebuttal of the NYReview of Books piece.

  219. bj says:

    Some people present William Browder as a conman and thief. He may be a thief and conman, but he is also an agent of the CIA according to Paul Barill, former head of the counter terrorism unit to the President of France. Paul Barill’s interview is 20 minutes on, in Through Sherlock’s Eyes linked below.

    Martin Armstrong who has personal knowledge of the events and actors in the disappearance of billions of IMF money loaned to Russia. William Browder is supposed to be involved in a tax fraud amounting to hundreds of millions. Is this narrative spun to avert eyes from much bigger crimes?

    Through Sherlock’s Eyes…..

  220. Anonymous [AKA "skilimavro"] says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Link is not working. Can I find it somewhere?

  221. RobinG says:


    The Legal Battle Behind the Trump Tower Meeting

    See this video @21 min.-end for explanation/analysis of article. (First half video is about Manafort trial, first days report.)

    New Findings on Bill Browder

    • Replies: @tac
  222. Anonymous [AKA "Kieth Manning"] says:

    Her’s another chance to see ‘The Magnitsky Act — Behind the Scenes’ (English version) [UPDATED 7/31/18]. Get in before it’s taken down!

  223. tac says:

    Thank you RobinG.

    Read this article to see how Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Perepelichny (who all meet thier untimely deaths) are tied to Bill Browder (directly/indirectly)”

    As Browder responds with “I do not recall” and “I do not know” on any substantial inquiry in the court, the US judiciary could be very interested in hearing Perepelichny. This menace to Magnitsky Act was eliminated one week before the bill passed the US House: on Nov 10, 2012 Alexander Perepelichny was found dead outside his mansion in London. The police investigation did not bring any tangible result but the theory of “Russian mafia” involved was timely injected into the international media. One month later Magnitsky Act was signed by president Obama…

    Bill Browder, the financier convicted of tax fraud in Russia and the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, has taken aim at the Dutch foreign minister, warning him that opposing sanctions against Russia is dangerous.

  224. Daisy says:

    The video is no longer available. Can someone tell me where I can watch it? Thanks.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @RobinG
  225. RobinG says:

    It’s actually the producer who’s taking it down, for contractual reasons. But there is this short film doc. about Safra//Browder//Magnitsky, and it’s readily available.

    Through Sherlock’s Eyes

  226. geokat62 says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    If there is a proper release soon I would hope that all of us who have benefited from the pirate release will buy an original to reward the producers.

    Well, folks, here is our opportunity to put our money where our mouth is. Defying Browder’s legal threats, the producers have officially released the film to the public on Vimeo. You can rent it for a 24hr period for just over \$13 CAD. I’ll be viewing it for the third time, this weekend. Please share the good news with family and friends.

    • Agree: tac
    • Replies: @RobinG
  227. RobinG says:

    ALSO ….

    Alex Krainer’s book has been republished under new title, is now available at Amazon. (IDK if this is exactly the same, or at all revised/updated.)

    Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act and Anti-Russian Sanctions

  228. geokat62 says:

    After renting the film, I noticed this explanation as to why the producers decided to release the film to the public at this time:

    One individual decided to leak his personal copy of the film to the internet in July 2018. We have worked hard to remove this from YouTube and various other sites, but we see that it is impossible to stop this illegal copy from spreading. With the film out like that, in an illegal manner and in breach of our copyright, we have decided to release THE MAGNITSKY ACT – BEHIND THE SCENES on Vimeo on Demand. We urge the public to support our work by seeing it here. With Browder as the main source of a disinformation campaign against the film and filmmakers, we have a need to counter the libel and defend ourselves through letting the public see the film.

    Here’s the link to VOD for those who are interested in viewing the official release and helping the producers offset some of their costs:

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Miro23
  229. RobinG says:

    Thanks, Geo. I hope you’ll post this on every possible thread, including other sites.

  230. Miro23 says:

    Here’s the link to VOD for those who are interested in viewing the official release and helping the producers offset some of their costs:

    OK, rented it. Thank you for the link.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  231. geokat62 says:

    Phil on Fault Lines:

  232. geokat62 says:

    Latest developments on the Browder front:

    Nicosia resumes cooperation with Moscow over Browder

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  235. Anonymous [AKA "RESIPSALOQUITUR"] says:

    Bill Browder is NOBODY’s darling !
    He might repeat his story thousand times,but every time he talks about HOW he became” Putin’s enemy number ONE”, he gives an another and another and another narrative of the events, happened in Russia, when he was managing the Hermitage Global Fund.

    I read his booh ” RED NOTICE….how I became….bla, bla, bla…” book TWICE ….the fuirst time in German and because the translation of Investment terminology was not correct , I bought the ENGLISH original, written personally by Browder.

    In 2005 Browder was negated an entrance to the Russian Federation….WHAT WAS THE REASON DOES NOT INTEREST LAWYERS !

    He had had to remaiin in London , but his Hermitage Fund’s offices were still in Moskow.

    According to Browder’s OWN words in his book, the shareholders ( especially the major shareholders ) LOST a confidence in his abbility to analyze and select stock of Russian companies, listed on Moskow Stock Exchange, which Hermitage Fund bought.

    Noow AGAIN I cite Browder… as a result of the en-GROSS sale of Hermitage stock, the value of the FUND’s shares on MSX decreased dramatically.

    In order to avoid more & more LOSS on the Stock Exchange, Browder decided to SELL all shares , owned by Hermitage Fund in RUSSIAN companies and transfer the Investment Fund ABROAD .

    After he sold all shares in Russian companies, he faced a DILEMA :

    How to get \$230 000 0000 OUT of the Russian Federation ?

    Every country has laws ( USA too !) , which prevent people & entities to transfder high amounts

    of the country currency to off-shore banks .

    The trick , which Browder applied, was to register many small DORMANT ( fake companies, which do not do any business…Briefkastenfirmen auf Deutsch ) in different republiks of RF, even in the far away KALMIKIYA.

    He split the amount of 230 000 000 in smaller amounts, deposited them on bank accounts , opened on the name of the DORMANT companies and managed to wire ( transfer ) these moneis ABROAD….may be DANSKE & NORDEA Bank in the BALTIC countries.

    I just read , in, Browder said to Bloomberg , DANSKE Bank allowed his attorneys at law to view all bank documents in cases, to which HE or his NEW re.named Hermitage Capital Management Fund are PARTY … as alawyer I understand PARTY to a suit.

    ONLY in suuch a case, the Rules of Criminal Procedure give a right to the attorneys to view documents, which could be an evidence in a trial.

    MAGNITZKY was ordered by Browder to register all those DORMANT companies… if you read between the lines, you will come to this conclusion.

    And to WHOM did Brodwer went to beg him to present a bill in USA Congress , named ” Magnitzky Act “? To late John McCain .

    Browder read in the Media , that McCAIN and PUTIN had had a spat .

    McCAIN was very critical of PUTIN, especially after he annexed Crimea and once PUTIN ( ALWAYS looking for revenge !) said to journalists: ” McCain certainly got brain-dammaged , when he was tortured in Vietnam!”

    Soooooo…McCain was very treciprocable to Browder’s petition to ppass the ” Magnitzly Act” and as an influential Republican he managed to convince the Congress.

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