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Postscript to �Spitzer taken down by Mossad?�
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Mar 21, 2008, 01:05

In my March 14 article, Spitzer taken down by Mossad, I quoted veteran Beltway reporter Wayne Madsen who said, �Defenses sources have confirmed our March 11 report that Emperors Club VIP, the prostitution firm that entangled New York�s outgoing Governor Eliot Spitzer in a call girl ring, is viewed by US intelligence as a front for Israel�s intelligence agency, the Mossad.

�The sources claim that Spitzer was �outed� for his aggressiveness in attacking money launderers connected to Russian-Israeli organized crime syndicates and other Wall Street malfeasance.�

Just eight days before that article, a federal judge in New York had ordered that Mark �Michael� Brener be held without bail after his March 6 arrest as the boss procurer in this politically weaponized prostitution scandal. What�s more, a JTA Breaking News article, Israeli at center of Spitzer scandal tells us Mark Brener, a 62-year old Israeli of 29 years in the US had an Israeli passport and some $600,000 on hand. Where do they find these guys?

On top of it all, Wayne Madsen, in his March 18 report, tells us Mark Brener�s Emperor�s Club VIP, an international call girl service, is involved with three alleged cash laundering services, QAT Consulting Group, QAT International, and Protech Consulting. L�cheim! So who�s Brener? Well, before moving to South Brunswick New Jersey, Brener hailed from Forest Hills in Queens, which used to be a nice upper middle-class neighborhood, but is now pegged by the FBI as home to Russian-Israeli money launders, smugglers, and friends of Mossad.

In 2003, Brener split from South Brunswick (who could blame him) to an upscale condo in Cliffside Park with his 19-year old nafka, Cecei Suwal, who was among those arrested in the FBI sting of the Emperor�s Club. Suwal was in charge of QAT accounts. The Bureau feels it�s just scratching the surface of a prostitution, money laundering op, with some blackmail mixed in, aimed at US politicians; and a side arm of Israeli Intel and Russian-Israeli organized crime. Nice.

So why pick on Spitzer? He wasn�t with Kristen as an investigating prosecutor, but a client. It seems as New York attorney general, Spitzer had ragged on the Israeli syndicate in 2004, when he went after the all-powerful, all wrathful World Jewish Congress of Edgar Bronfman, Sr., booze boss. Spitzer looked into a not-so-kosher transfer of some $1.2 million by the group�s Orthodox Jewish head, Rabbi Israel Singer (not Isaac Bashevis), from October 2002 to February 2003. There were wire transfers from UBS accounts in London and Switzerland.

Ironically, it was suspicious money movements like this by Spitzer that first perked up the IRS�s ears. You hang out with bad boyz enough, who knows, you begin to think like them?

That�s just one man�s observation. Another man, Greg Palast, seems to think it was the op-ed piece Spitzer originally wrote for the Washington Post that said the $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and the Bush administration were illegally linked. Palast sees this bust as payback to Spitzer, who had been investigating the bank scandals.

The lead paragraph in Spitzer's op-ed is Eliot at his attack dog best: "When history tells the story of the subprime lending crisis and recounts its devastating effects on the lives of so many innocent homeowners, the Bush administration will not be judged favorably. The tale is still unfolding, but when the dust settles, it will be judged as a willing accomplice to the lenders who went to any lengths in their quest for profits. So willing in fact that it used the power of the federal government in an unprecedented assault on state legislatures, as well as on state attorneys general and anyone else on the side of consumers."

The piece makes a convincing argument that the 1863 National Bank Act gave state banks power to fight predatory lending laws and banks. And that the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), which used to check the books to keep them honest, was used for the first time to scuttle those laws.

Despite the opposition of 50 states, Bush and his Boyz went right ahead and protected the banks, helping them help themselves to this most recent looting of the American economy. I guess that could get a guy�s butt in trouble, even if he was New York�s Governor, even if he was sitting on a stack of information presented to him in 2004 by 911Truth.Org, elaborately documenting that 9/11 was an inside job. This Spitzer guy had to be leveled, and fast, even though he had willingly blocked a top aide from 9/11 congressional testimony, and wittingly or not had helped the Bush Boyz. It�s amazing how the tentacles of this story spread out.

Spitzer in for McGreevey and Clinton?

In fact, Spitzer�s conundrum reminds me of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey�s, who �outed himself� in 2004, an election year like this one, because he claimed he was gay (which everyone knew already) and was having an affair with an Israeli man, Golan Cipel, who had served with the Israeli Espionage Service and its targeting of American politicians, reported originally by John Anast in Al-Jazeerah, August 15, 2005, in Israeli Espionage: When a Honey Trap Goes Bad A Governor Resigns.

McGreevey had met this man on a trip to Israel sponsored by a Jewish organization. Talk about a set-up (and one wonders how Spitzer was setup)! Well, one thing led to another and kaboom, Golan Cipel is in Jersey, working for the state, ending up almost with a six-figure job as Head of Homeland Security for New Jersey. Not a great idea.

As Anast writes �In its zeal to penetrate the Governor's office and homeland security, Mossad demanded that Cipel, an Israeli citizen who lacked any requisite experience or security clearances, be appointed to run New Jersey�s homeland security office. In that position Mr. Cipel could have not only obtained information on US security procedures, but also been in a position to access sensitive investigative information, methods and sources relative to US efforts to thwart Israeli espionage against the United States. New Jersey is still reeling from the Israeli espionage ring which was housed in Urban Movers that collapsed soon after it was discovered on 11 September, and more recently by the detention of two (2) Israelis, working for a New Jersey moving company, caught with classified submarine fuel near a US base in Tennessee where the fuel is manufactured.�

And there went McGreevey, only to surface last week, in this election year, when a former male aide alleged that he had been pressed by McGreevey to engage in m�nage a trois� with the governor and his wife. McGreevey admitted it happened, but his estranged wife denied it.

Yet it all reminds me of another Democratic politician: President Clinton being serviced on bended knee in the Oval Office by Monica. How did this �Swallow� (the Mossad name for a Monica Lewinsky) come to land in Willy�s lap? It was as strange as �The Raven� Cipel landing in McGreevey�s bed, as Ernesto Cienfuegos tells us in his 2004 piece Of Swallows and Ravens.

�The . . . scandal in New Jersey concerning the �Raven� Golan Cipel is a classic example of an Israeli sexpionage operation. James McGreevey, a Catholic, was a rising Democratic Party politico when he was introduced, about four years ago, to Golan Cipel while on a �Jewish Junket� to the Tel Aviv suburb of Rishon Le-Zion. Cipel had been conveniently placed on the staff of the Mayor of Rishon Le-Zion by the MOSSAD, which has its headquarters in Tel Aviv, for this very purpose. The MOSSAD keeps extensive �dossiers� on a large number of US politicians and McGreevy, who the MOSSAD probably already knew was a sodomite, had been targeted,� Cienfuegos wrote.

And so it may have gone with Spitzer, a Democratic rising star in an election year and a possibile future candidate to become the first Jewish president of the USA. Stinging irony. But more stinking is the possibility that the Mossad is pulling strings, either for the Republicans or themselves, and affecting the slate of political survivors. But then Cienfuegos points out that �sexpionage� has been going on since Mata Hari first batted her eyes and wiggled as a nude dancer, operating as a double agent for both the French and German armies during World War I. She ended executed before a French firing squad in 1917.

And last but not least . . .

Somehow I also find that when sexual scandal hits the Bushes, it�s not quite with the same impact. I couldn�t end this without reminding you of the $2,000 a weekend male prostitute Jeff Gannon, posing in the buff on his website, turning up at White House press conferences as reporter Jim Guckert (same initials), and lobbing softball questions to President George W. Bush. His journalism credentials were from a weekend mail-order course. Nevertheless, Mr.Gannon/Guckert earned himself a �hard pass� to the White House.

That is, come on over whenever you like. And he did. In a previous article, Keeping Hunter Thompson�s death alive, I wrote that �Gannon/Guckert visited the White House 196 times -- 39 of them days when there were no press briefings." In fact the Secret Service could not account for him checking out on many days when he checked in. Now who would his sleepovers have been with? Karl Rove, rumored to have been light in the loafers, a denizen of certain gay bars inside the Beltway? Or could it have been the president himself. Gannon was seen hugging Junior several times for the cameras. Then there was that Bush kiss with Prince Bandar.

No major newspaper or TV station seemed up in arms that a non-reporter, male-hooker was allowed into the White House with such frequency. What an enormous breach of national security that posed. Who, in fact, knew who Gannon/Guckert really was or could be? Not to mention what a moral firestorm this should have ignited, especially from those gay-bashing hypocritical Republicans. But then the Repugs seem better at dirty tricks, period.

In fact, even Poppy had been noted to have some issues with prostitution (pedophilia that is) as reported in the June 29, 1989, Washington Times. The article was headlined Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush -- �Call boys� took midnight tour of White House.

The lead paragraph read, "A homosexual prostitution ring is under investigation by federal and District authorities and includes among its clients key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, military officers, congressional aides and US and foreign businessmen with close social ties to Washington's political elite. Reporters for this newspaper examined hundreds of credit-card vouchers, drawn on both corporate and personal cards and made payable to the escort service operated by the homosexual ring." Read the rest of the article for full details, unless you�ve had enough.

But in Spitzer�s case, has justice been served enough? Or have we lost a potentially powerful governor and future candidate for higher office. And do we have to settle for a pimp and some prostitutes in jail for what is an international ring of political assassins? This brings a whole new meaning to Tea (or whatever) For Two.

Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer in New York. Reach him at gvmaz@verizon.net.

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