The GOP and Israelis running honey traps?
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jul 29, 2008, 00:14
(WMR) -- Longtime
GOP dirty tricks operative Roger Stone allegedly had a �piece of the action� in
Emperors Club VIP, the New York and New Jersey escort service that was
patronized by former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer, according to a
longtime U.S. intelligence source in the nation�s capital with whom WMR spoke.
On March 11, 2008, WMR reported: �The head of the
Emperors VIP Club is 62-year old Mark �Michael� Brener. A New York judge
ordered Brener held without bail because he is considered a flight risk.
Federal law enforcement agents reportedly recovered two Israeli passports from
the Cliffside Park, New Jersey, apartment where Brener lived with Cecil Suwal,
a female who was also arrested in the federal law enforcement operation. FBI
agents also recovered $600,000 in cash from Brener�s apartment. Brener has
reportedly been a U.S. citizen for 20 years.� Brener was a former official with the Israeli Tax Authority.
Brener laundered his Emperors Club money through three shell companies:
QAT Consulting Group, QAT International, and Protech Consulting.
Stone�s involvement in the takedown of Spitzer involved a
letter he sent to the FBI tipping off the bureau to Spitzer�s involvement with
Emperor Club escorts. According to the Miami Herald, Stone said he heard about Spitzer from
an escort who worked for a Miami swinger�s members� club called Miami Velvet.
WMR has learned from reliable sources that Brener�s Emperors Club was part of a
New York GOP blackmail and honey trap operation that operated with the alleged
knowledge of longtime Spitzer foe, New York Republican State Senate President
pro tem and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. On June 18, 2008,
Bruno resigned from the State Senate. Spitzer and Bruno had a stormy
relationship. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo concluded that Spitzer had
improperly used New York state troopers to spy on Bruno.
The question of Stone�s involvement with an escort at a
Miami swinger�s club who had knowledge of Spitzer�s involvement with a New York
escort firm tied to the Israelis suggests a strong link between a GOP dirty
tricks operative, a swinger�s club, and an Israeli-linked escort firm. WMR�s
source reports that the GOP sexual blackmail operation is a continuation of a
blackmail operation involving men, women, and children started by Joseph
McCarthy�s Senate Committee�s chief counsel Roy Cohn. The Tongsun Park
Georgetown Club and Franklin Credit Union sex scandals in the 1980s, in
addition to the later use of Pamela Martin & Associates, Emperors Club VIP,
Shirlington Limousine, and Miami Velvet, are merely continuations of Cohn�s
original blackmail racket, according to WMR�s source.
Stone�s involvement with Miami Velvet has a precedent. In
1996, Stone was forced to resign as a consultant to Senator Bob Dole�s
presidential campaign after it was revealed that Stone and his second wife
Nydia (Stone�s first wife is Ann Stone of Republicans for Choice, a
GOP pro-abortion group) advertised on an Internet bulletin board specializing
in S&M sex and �Swing Fever� magazine for like-minded couples
interested in swinger�s sex. The National Enquirer reported that Stone
and Nikki (Nydia) also frequented a New York swinger�s club called The Vault.
Stone also reportedly left a threatening phone message
for Spitzer�s real estate developer father, Bernard Spitzer, in which Stone
called Spitzer�s son a �phony� and a �psycho.� Kroll Associates, according to The
New York Times, traced the phone
call to a phone listing for Nydia, Stone�s wife.
A recent request by indicted former CIA Executive Director
Kyle �Dusty� Foggo to travel to Vienna, Austria, to visit his wife�s relatives
was turned down by the presiding federal judge in the criminal case involving
the bribery of jailed Republican Representative Randy �Duke� Cunningham. Foggo�s
wife is an Austrian national, an oddity for the CIA�s former number three
official under Porter Goss. In the late 1980s, Foggo, who was attached to
the CIA station in Vienna, was the subject of a CIA investigation for
improperly pursuing relationships with women in violation of agency policies.
WMR has learned from a former Houston madam, who ran an escort service, that
her women were often dispatched to Vienna, Austria, for high-placed clients.
Emperors Club VIP also provided escorts in Vienna.
Foggo, Goss, Cunningham, convicted GOP defense contractor
Brent Wilkes (who was a client of Pamela Martin & Associates, according to
the escort firm�s late proprietor, Deborah Jeane Palfrey), and a former CIA
agent named Brant �Nine Fingers� Bassett, attended poker parties at the
Watergate and Westin Grand hotels in Washington, DC, that were serviced with
Pamela Martin and other escorts transported by Shirlington Limousine, a
Department of Homeland Security contractor. The involvement of jailed GOP
lobbyist Jack Abramoff with the escort and bribery ring, including its
involvement with Maryland Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich, Jr., was being
pursued by U.S. Attorney for Maryland Tom DiBiagio, before he was fired after
George W. Bush�s re-election in 2004.
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