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Monday, May 05, 2014

MARINE CORPS COMBAT VETERAN SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI REMAINS IN MEXICO PRISON NOW FOR 35 DAYS

Sgt. Tahmooressi in urgent need of U.S. medical care; Mexican authorities would gain the instant goodwill and thanks of Marines were they to release this decorated combat veteran on humanitarian medical grounds:  This and other cases appear to be linked to Eric Holder's "Fast and Furious" CIA Latin American gun-running

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Robert S. Finnegan
05/04/2014

Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi remains in a Mexican prison as of today, charged with gun possession after being arrested on weapons charges following a mistaken border crossing.


USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
Sgt. Tahmooressi, who was in San Diego to receive treatment for PTSD was unfamiliar with the area took a wrong turn and wound up in a one-way traffic pattern that led him to cross the border into Mexico.  He was attempting to turn around and re-cross back into the U.S. when he was arrested by Mexican authorities.

The Marine Sergeant was initially chained down to a cot in prison, but was then transferred to a private cell where is movements are less restrictive and conditions marginally better.



Tahmoressi's mother Jill continues to live if fear for the life of her son who should be receiving medical treatment for PTSD in San Diego and says it has taken a further toll on this mental health.


Jill Tahmooressi
"We are paying for him constantly, and waiting for the State Department and Marine Corps to take action on his case," she said. When contacted by The 5th Estate, a Headquarters Marine Corps spokesman deferred to the U.S. State Department.

The State Department has not returned repeated inquires into the status of this case and any efforts they are undertaking to secure the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi.


The 5th Estate will provide daily updates on the condition of Sgt. Tahmooressi and the status of his case until he is released.

From the Wayne Madsen Report:

Another U.S. gun-running operation discovered, one with connections to Pentagon

National Guard sources have revealed to WMR that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation in Arizona and Mexico. The operation's stated intent was to track the smuggling of weapons from the United States to Mexico. The denial of documents and e-mail about Fast and Furious to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee has resulted in the first ever contempt of Congress vote against a Cabinet member, Attorney General Eric Holder.

WMR has learned of a California state investigation of the smuggling of U.S. military weapons, originally reported to have been lost in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, by members of the California National Guard. The investigation is also focusing on the embezzlement of California National Guard funds by National Guard officials.



In addition, the investigation of the smuggling of war zone weapons into the United States is not limited to California. WMR has been told by National Guard sources of similar investigations in Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Mississippi, and other states. The embezzlement of National Guard funds is also reported to be under investigation in some of the states.

Recently, a member of the North Carolina National Guard, Staff Sergeant Josepoh Debose, a member of the North Carolina National Guard Special Forces unit that operates in close liaison with the U.S. Army's Special Forces command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was arrested by federal agents in Smithfield, North Carolina for smuggling weapons from the United States to China. The weapons ended up in some 16 cities and provinces throughout China and, although investigated jointly by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security and FBI, may be part of a covert CIA and George Soros operation to destabilize China. Chinese authorities arrested 23 people and seized more than 100 weapons and more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition. Debose was linked to the shipment of several weapons packages to China. One shipment was made from Queens in New York. The serial numbers of the weapons had been filed off.

The investigation of the smuggling ring began when Chinese security officers arrested a Chinese man at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The man was transporting weapons into China. Private gun ownership is illegal in China.

In 2007, the former Blackwater private military firm came under a federal investigation when it was discovered that former employees of the firm were involved in smuggling weapons into Iraq from the United States. Two ex-Blackwater employees, Kenneth Caldwell and William Grumiaux, pleaded guilty to the possession of stolen firearms in violation of interstate and foreign commerce laws. Both agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.

Ironically, when the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee investigated Blackwater and its chairman Erik Prince in 2007, it was current committee chairman Representative Darrel Issa, who charged that the then-committee chairman, Democrat Henry Waxman, was engaged in a witch hunt against Blackwater and Prince. Referring to Prince, Issa stated that the committee report on Prince and Blackwater was "an attempt to paint this gentleman and his company" in an unfavorable light to appease "Democrat eyes." Last October, Issa, as chairman, sent a letter to President Obama in which he wrote that several questions originally posed by Waxman about Blackwater's State Department contracts, which were assumed by its two successors, Xe Services and Academi, were never adequately answered by either the Bush or Obama administrations.

An Iraq war veteran of the Mississippi National Guard, John Buster Jones, was indicted and arrested in a federal sting operation for attempting to traffic guns to gang members. Seven others were also indicted in the sting operation.

In Texas, Governor Rick Perry has, according to our sources, demanded a full investigation of Texas National Guard embezzlement and gun trafficking.

In April, retired Arizona National Guard Colonel James Burnes of Maricopa County was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for embezzling some $2.8 million in charitable funds earmarked for Arizona National Guard personnel and their families for emergency assistance. Burnes had been the resource manager for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs between 2003 and 2011.

Earlier this year, a Michigan National Guard sergeant was caught embezzling funds from a Michigan National Guard armory in Adrian. Weapons and other materials, including machine guns, TNT, ammunition, artillery shells, grenades and launchers, pistols, land mines, mortars and mortar rounds, detonating wire, regular and sniper rifles, and pistols have been stolen from National Guard armories in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Utah.

Last December, federal authorities rounded up a drug smuggling ring in Camden, New Jersey that was also involved in in trafficking U.S. military weapons. The New Jersey Air National Guard took part in Operation Jumpstart.

Although weapons smuggling to Mexico was the focus of Fast and Furious, there has also been an increase int he smuggling of weapons from the United States to Canada, with the Interstate-75 corridor being noted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as the favored route for the smuggling of weapons into Ontario from Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, and Florida. In response to the weapons trafficking, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has slashed funding to the Canadian Border Services Agency.

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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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