Saturday, October 21, 2017

UPDATED: Le Dauphin burns bridges with Russia...for What? Legislation based on a lie - the "Magnitsky Act"

UPDATED:  October 22, 2017  Fellow Bloggers have left some interesting comments on this post, and Penny of Penny For Your Thoughts blog has left an essential to read BACKGROUND on the Magnitsky case.  It's really too bad Le Dauphin doesn't read alternative blogs...he might have learned something that could HAVE PREVENTED Canada from being caught in a situation where we lose all respect in the international supporting/basing Canadian legislation on corrupt embezzlers/thieves like William Browder AND his GOVERNMENTAL MOLES IN THE US AND CANADA. The background link above is a MUST READ.  And, factoring the background link into my analysis I have added a new ADDENDUM to the end of this post.

Justin Trudeau as Le Dauphin
Craven Patsy of the
USrael Neocon

Well, as all alternate truth bloggers and their readers know...lies can lead to wars.  Consider the 9/11 lies...that 19 Arabs, armed with box-cutters acting under directions of a man on dialysis living in a cave in Afghanistan, caused NORAD and the Pentagon to completely stand down on September 11, 2001. Pilots who could not fly Cessnas, flew 747's into two buildings, causing three skyscraper collapses and a third plane crashed into a field...leaving no debris to speak of.

People actually believe these lies...and more importantly, people who tell them with impunity get emboldened.  They then tell other lies, all kinds of lies, big and small.  In the case at hand...a lie told in the United States....upon which a series of economic sanctions have been levied on Russia..poisoning the relations between the two superpowers, has now been used as the basis for the craven Canadian Government, the biggest toady the world has ever replicate the legislation and impose sanctions on Russia as well.  Please read the following recent report from the CBC and I will have more thoughts in comments to follow:

from the CBC

Putin brands Canada's adoption of new Magnitsky Act as political gamesmanship

'These are some very unconstructive political games over things, which are in essence not what they look like'

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 20, 2017 1:38 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 1:38 PM ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing Canada of playing unconstructive political games" by passing its own Magnitsky law this week. Putin made the comments in Sochi at an international forum in which he fielded a wide range of questions.

The Russian embassy in Ottawa has posted a transcript of his remarks on Twitter. The embassy has already said that Parliament's unanimous adoption this week of a Magnitsky act will cause irreparable harm to Canada-Russia relations. The law targets the actions of gross human rights violators in all countries.
Canada's new sanctions regime and those of other countries, including the United States, have been closely linked to the Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after accusing officials of a $230-million tax fraud. "What do I think about what you have just said, about Canada joining or wanting to join, or about somebody else wanting to do it?" Putin said Thursday. "These are some very unconstructive political games over things, which are in essence not what they look like, to be treated in such a way or to fuss about so much."


Harken back to the days before and during the last Canadian Federal Election, folks, remember how we all hated Harper?  Now, why was that?  As I recall Canadians were fed up with him because he was a craven toady to the neocons in Washington...and Tel Aviv.   There wasn't a venal scheme of theirs that he didn't jump on and adopt on behalf of an unwilling Canadian citizenry.  We voted him out of office and were soooooooo relieved.  After all, hadn't the Liberal opposition, under neophyte politician Justin Trudeau promised to be "different" than Harper?  Hadn't they promised to be more independent and more pragmatic in the interests of a sovereign Canada?  Well, something along those lines anyway.  Well, we fell for it.

No sooner had the Liberals taken power than they replaced their experienced and well known Foreign Minister, with a Russian-hating, neo-Nazi supporting banned in Russia Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland.  And she started pumping out the anti-Russian rhetoric and now legislation.  Here is an earlier CBC report:


"The Kremlin fired a diplomatic shot across Ottawa's bow Thursday, warning that the adoption of a Canadian version of a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions and travel bans on high-ranking Russian officials will cause serious damage in relations between the two countries.
The stark diplomatic warning comes after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday that the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada's international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators.
"We are compelled to warn the official Ottawa that we view its active support of the Canadian version of the American 'Magnitsky Act,' which contains contrived human rights claims against Russia, as another blatantly unfriendly step," the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. "If the Canadian Parliament approves this sanctions legislation, the relations between our countries, which are already experiencing difficult times, will suffer significant damage."

Russia warns of 'self-isolation'

It would be Canada's loss if "instead of developing mutually beneficial cooperation, including in the economic sphere and the development of the Arctic," Ottawa follows the path of "self-isolation" from Russia, the statement warned.  The House of Commons foreign affairs committee agreed last month to support amending Canada's sanctions regime to include the rights violators "in honour" of the Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
Magnitsky died in pre-trial detention in a Moscow jail in 2009 after accusing high-ranking officials of a $230-million tax fraud. In late 2012, the United States adopted the so-called Magnitsky Act, which imposes travel bans and financial sanctions on Russian officials and other individuals believed to have been involved in Magnistky's death. Russia responded with its own blacklist of U.S. officials.
Freeland and 12 other Canadian politicians and activists are also on the Kremlin's blacklist and have been barred from entering Russia because of their staunch criticism of Russian actions in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea.

Things got pretty nasty between the US and Russia after the United States passed its "Magnitsky Act".  Canadians can expect the same will happen (and it has already started) between Canada and Russia...all because this woman, Chrystia Freeland, who is a Soros-related, Hillary Clinton, related mole that has been inserted in the Canadian government, has decided that it is an excellent idea to mimic the US act...that was based on a lie.  But, hey, if they can go to several wars based on lies...why can't they enact legislation based on lies?  

Wouldn't it have been prudent for the Canadian government to have at least made a gesture of impartiality by asking for the Russian side of the Magnitsky story?  Not finding it in any of the CBC reports, I had to go to RT and do a bit of searching.  Here is what the Russians say about Magnitsky:

Here is a report from RT


"The Canadian Senate has passed Bill S-226, known as the Sergei Magnitsky Law, mirroring similar US legislation. Moscow has repeatedly slammed the bill as a violation of international law and vowed to respond.

Although the bill, titled “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law),” envisions imposing sanctions on any foreign national, not only on Russians, it mentions exclusively the high-profile cases linked to Russia in its preamble. Among them is the death of Sergei Magnitsky in a pre-trial detention facility in 2009. Magnitsky was a tax accountant employed by the US-British investor Bill Browder, who was accused by the Russian authorities of orchestrating large-scale tax evasion and embezzling hundreds of millions of rubles from the Russian budget. The lawyer was a prime suspect in the investigation. Browder, however, insisted that Magnitsky fell victim to persecution and torture by the Russian penitentiary system after he allegedly uncovered corruption crimes by Russian tax officials. As result of a three-year lobbying campaign, spearheaded by Browder, in 2012 the US Senate approved the so-called Magnitsky Act, allowing the US to freeze the assets of, and bar entry to, Russians accused of human rights violations. The bill has soured relations between Washington and Moscow...."


So, the Russian side of the story is that Magnitsky was working for a Brit/US investor who was under investigation for large-scale embezzlement.  Was Browder ever tried for this crime against the Russian State?  Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Bill Browder:


Bill Browder

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Bill Browder
William F. Browder - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011.jpg
Browder at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011
BornWilliam Felix Browder
(1964-04-23) April 23, 1964 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
NationalityBritish (formerly US)
EducationStanford, MBA; Chicago, BSc Economics; University of Colorado Boulder (transferred)
EmployerHermitage Capital Management

William Felix Browder (born 23 April 1964), known as "Bill" Browder, is an American-British financier, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management ("Hermitage"), an investment firm that at one time was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia.[1] He gave up his US citizenship in 1998 to avoid paying taxes related to foreign investment.[2] After having business in Russia for 10 years, Browder was refused entry to Russia in 2006 as a threat to national security; he has said it was because he exposed corruption.
After the death in prison in 2009 of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer and auditor who had represented his company and conducted an investigation into massive tax fraud related to it, Browder lobbied for Congress to pass the "Magnitsky Act", a law to punish Russian human rights violators, which was signed into law in 2012 by President Barack Obama.[3][4] In 2013 Browder was tried in absentia in Russia for tax fraud, jointly in a posthumous prosecution of Magnitsky. He was convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison. Interpol rejected Russian requests to arrest Browder, saying the case was political. In 2014 the European Parliament voted for sanctions against 30 Russians believed complicit in the Magnitsky case; this was the first time it had taken such action.
In July 2017 Browder testified to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election through use of persons in Washington, DC.

Who are you going to believe?  A country who at the time in question was desperately trying to get a handle on massive corruption by foreigners...who were working with corrupt Russian oligarchs to systematically loot the Russian Federation of its assets?  Or, the country that presented vials of "yellow cake" uranium to the United Nations as proof that "Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction" in the run-up to the destruction of Iraq?  This was the same country who sent a planeload of 9/11 suspects back to Israel.

Well, Canada had a choice.  It could have listened to both sides of the arguments between Russia and the United States and then taken a neutral stance, preserving positive relations in both Canadians wanted it to...or, as it has could have cravenly accepted the probable lies of the serial liar US government and burned its bridges with Russia.

Did Canada have a choice?  Sadly, in my heart I don't think we did.  We are owned, lock, stock and barrel by the neocon occupiers of USrael.  Whatever they tell the puppet le Dauphin to do...he does.  After all...we don't want to be invaded and destroyed--like Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, etc., etc., etc.  Now do we?

ADDENDUM:  Factoring in the link provided by blogging colleague Penny for your thoughts, I have flown high, like the greencrow does and, looking down at the big picture, arrived at the conclusion that Browder was just like John Perkins.  He was an "Economic Hit Man" for the US Deep State.  While John Perkins came clean on behalf of humanity and wrote his excellent ground-breaking tell-all "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"....Browder is still working for the Deep State and is using his failure to bankrupt Russia combined with his psychopathic ability to lie and betray foment sheeple (Trudeau being a prime example) antipathy towards Russia.  Russia WILL PAY one way or the other.

Two clues led me to what now appears to be an obvious conclusion.  One:  Browder was funneling his ill got earnings from Russian taxes into Citibank...which has deep gonnections with the FBI...and probably the CIA as well....two entirely corrupted agencies of the United States.  Two:  Browder was using Perkins' "Economic Hitman" modus opperendi... he was doing public/private partnerships with Russian government programs...using Russia's own social welfare programs against tax write-offs to the disabled.  A third indication this was a stock "economic hit" was the telltale unquestioning support of the Main$tream Media for an "Official Story" ...which facilitates the spreading of the Browder lies.


james@wpc said...

Magnitsky is always described as a lawyer. The implication is that he was jailed for legitimately representing Browder's legal interests as a consultant professional.

The truth is that Magnitsky was an accountant and was employed by Browder and was jailed after being charged for tax fraud. This portrays both Magnitsky and Browder in a very different light.

You'll notice that Wikipedia hedge their bets by describing Magnitsky as a "lawyer and an auditor". Even "auditor" implies a consultant role and not an employee role. The simple truth is that he was an accountant employed by Browder.

If you do a search of Marlena's "Twelfth Bough" site for "Magnitsky", you should turn up a ton of interesting info if you have the time

greencrow said...

Hi James:

I did wonder about the confusion re "accountant" and "Lawyer". Did Magnitsky have a law degree? Thanks for the tip re "Twelfth Bough". I have it on my favourite blogroll and will check it out. There is a lot going on here. Chrystia Freeland's connection with the Hillary Clinton camp and her association with George Soros... IMO the entire Magnitsky episode is a fabrication being used in the US and Canada to do what they want to do....Isolate and punish Russia for having an independent foreign and domestic policy.

james@wpc said...

Did Magnitsky have a law degree?

No, not as I remember. I was a few years ago now that I was looking into it. I think his wife came out and said he was just an accountant working for Browder and doing what he was told. She wasn't very complimentary to Browder. But, as I say, it was a few years ago now.

You might look up a site called "Kremlin Stooge" and do a search there, too. Good research and excellent writing.

Penny said...

Hey james I was just going to mention that to Greencrow

A pez had done a lot of work on magnitsky and company- Pez, myself and A-13 I think? worked on a piece over at the now missing suspicious deaths blog- or I can't find it?

yes, magnitisky was an accountant- not a lawyer and there was a ton of weird stuff about that whole incident including ties to Israel!

The official story surrounding it is a fabrication- what really happened? who knows

Penny said...

I found the blog!

Here is the post I helped Pez with:

Ed(itor) said...

Prithee tell whatever happened to Marlena? An absentee whose voice was lost, or ____.

Penny said...

I've got to make a point to get a message to her asap!

I've been busy with home renos- the two home reno warriors (hubby and I) have painted all the rooms in the downstairs (with near ten foot ceilings), replaced and repaired while spending time daily shifting furniture around- it's tedious, but has to be done.
Behind on the blog too
but when I can I'll contact a pes and go from there...
for today I have a door to haul outside and paint

Penny said...

The email addy I have for A pez doesn't work anymore :(

I hope she is well?

greencrow said...

Hi Penny:

Thanks again for that excellent link! It caused a light bulb to go on over my head...see my Addendum at the end of the post for details. As far as the blogmaster of Twelfth Bough and the other blog...yes, she has been missing ever since Kenny passed away. That was a very sad coincidence and the double loss a real hit to the alternative blogosphere.

Ed(itor) said...

Thanks, Penny, and good luck on your home process. That kind of stuff is beyond me now but I've been through it mildly and seen it done seriously. Kudos to those who can and do do that kind of thing. As for the missing blogger, she seems to have dropped from sight save to post a touching tribute to the late great Kenny. The blogosphere has not been the same without that outstanding insight and writing (present company excepted). We need as many as we can find. That kind of excellence does not grow on fast-growing trees.