fter Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Bill Browder by name during his joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland with United States President Donald Trump, interest and awareness related to the controversy surrounding Mr. Browder and Magnitsky Act legislation has grown enormously around the Earth.
One might describe what has been up until now a seemingly impenetrable wall separating the Browder-Magnitsky narrative and Russian government’s narrative – the irresolution of fact and fiction, unresolved for years since passage of U.S. Magnitsky Act laws – starting to crumble and erode, to the point of imminent collapse and overdue identification of the truth.
It is now very difficult to imagine the massive, history-making scandal enduring for much longer, or for any significant length of time. Due to rising awareness and the accompanying concern, shock and outright outrage of those who’ve learned the facts and truth about the Browder-Magnitsky fraud, one might have to travel beyond the boundaries of imagination to come up with a scenario where the deception can possibly become sustained.
The magnitude of the truth behind the Browder-Magnitsky scandal will – once the scandal becomes exposed and the “big boys” calling the shots become identified – shock the human race to a greater extent than if just hearing about your normal, run-of-the-mill, scheming, tax evading billionaire.
This is ultimately the jaw-dropping, universally-relevant story of powerful behind-the-scenes people whose intention was taking control over the assets, resources, economy and monetary systems of the largest landmass nation on Earth: – Russia.
Men and women interested in watching the hugely important documentary film “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes” can rent it now on Vimeo.com, through the following link:
Co-hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan of “Fault Lines Radio” are part of a (growing) handful of media organizations and individuals who have been reporting on the Browder-Magnitsky scandal. They talk to director Andrei Nekrasov in the following video, where Mr. Nekrasov strongly emphasizes – “..not because I made the film” – the extremely important nature of the astounding information conveyed.
“Government was intended to suppress injustice, but its effect has been to embody and perpetuate it.”
– WILLIAM GODWIN (1756-1836) English minister, reformer, philosopher
wiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld praised the work of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange recently at an event in Malta. Like Julian Assange, Mr. Birkenfeld was targeted for persecution after revealing inconvenient truth concerning corruption and imprisoned.
Brad Birkenfeld wrote an extremely revealing book about his extraordinary experiences in the highest levels of global banking, government protection of the white-collar criminal rich and powerful, and all things corrupt in the arena of top-floor finance titled “Lucifer’s Banker”. Men and women interested in reading his book and learning more about the dark side of international banking can visit Mr. Birkenfeld’s website: https://LucifersBanker.com/
The following short presentation in Malta by Brad Birkenfeld in May 2018 is particularly relevant as it relates to the current uncertain situation of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Being a major whistleblower himself, Mr. Birkenfeld has focused his efforts on supporting and protecting fellow truth tellers – including Julian Assange, who he’s worked with personally – through advocacy for strong legislation around the entire world.
Reports suggest Mr. Assange faces an imminent eviction from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been held a virtual prisoner for more than 6 years. In the eyes of people familiar with the highly controversial situation with huge ramifications for journalism and free speech ideals, the most objectionable, bewildering aspect of Julian Assange’s years-long legal nightmare is the fact he has not been convicted of any crime – whatsoever.
Brad Birkenfeld calls attention to his association with and appreciation of Julian Assange toward the end of his presentation:
“But I’ll just end in one note … Is that when I met with Julian Assange in London – and I think this poor guy is going to be extradited out of the Ecuadorian Embassy soon – he told me a situation with respect to why this was going on with WikiLeaks, and how it paralleled with my whistleblowing – historic whistleblowing – at UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland). And he said ‘Look, some people have a gut instinct to do the right thing. Do you have the gut instinct to do the right thing if you see something wrong – to report something?’ ”
“I was fortunate enough to meet Daphne (investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia) here in Malta before her demise, her murder, and this was a very unfortunate thing for Malta. And we talked for a little bit about this situation, about transparency, and about offshore banking and so forth. And it brought it home to light that I had moved here from the United States and I live here in Malta.”
“And I got to know her very little, but we had this chat before she was murdered. And I think it’s important to understand her demise is so important for all of us, because she was a crusader; she was a fighter. Just as I was a fighter; just as Julian Assange is a fighter; Mr. Snowden’s a fighter.”
“You may not like some of these people; you may have an opinion, and that’s fine. But what their end result was … was better for all of society. And I think that’s the message here: you’re either part of the problem, or you’re part of the solution. Which one is it? (Responds to member of audience) ‘Yeah … there you go. Exactly. Precisely.’ And that’s where whistleblowing is paramount.”
“And I’ll sort of end on the whistleblowing note, because they think it’s … It’s important. I go around and lecture throughout Europe and Asia and America, and what I try to tell people is just think about it logically – if you’re not breaking the law you don’t need whistleblowers. Don’t break the law.”
“So, law enforcement should embrace whistleblowers, not attack them. They’re an extension of law enforcement. They do their job better, whether they’re understaffed, under budget, maybe even part of the problem. There are corrupt police out there in law enforcement. A whistleblower will come in and give you everything. Harry Markopolos – great friend of mine –, he exposed the (Bernie) Madoff fraud. He didn’t get paid anything, but he did the right thing. He yelled and screamed for a decade, until he did something about it.”
“So, the point I’m trying to make here is that whistleblowing … To protect whistleblowers – number one, and to compensate them – number two. And that’s a controversial part here in Europe, but it works. I’m a prime example of why it works. I even started whistleblowing before the program came in play, so it wasn’t about the money. Everyone says ‘Ah, you did it for the money’. Absolutely not. So my point is … Is that Europe needs to pass, and Asia needs to pass, positive whistleblowing laws to protect and compensate whistle blowers.”
“Because they make your life better; your children’s lives better; your grandchildren’s lives better. Or … we’ll just go and we’ll steal and cheat and lie, and we’ll just keep that going. So you have a choice. What society do you want to live in? So that’s why whistleblowing is so paramount.”
“And that’s why I go around lecturing and send the message out. Not just about what I did at UBS and in Switzerland, which was cataclysmic as I said before – but also because it might send a message to each and every one of you, and your children if you have children, that this is so important to go ahead and praise whistleblowing.”
“We’ve seen it time and time again. And as I said: if you’re not breaking the law you won’t need whistleblowers. So, let’s promote the whistleblowing angle, and let’s move forward to help everyone in that regard.”
ill the heavily suppressed, momentous film by director Andrei Nekrasov win the Academy Award and Oscar for Best Documentary?
Americans will be especially interested in watching Mr. Nekrasov’s journey of profoundly disturbing discovery, as he makes his historical record of events surrounding hedge fund billionaire William (Bill) Browder, his accountant (or “lawyer”, according to Mr. Browder) Sergei Magnitsky, multi-million dollar tax schemes, Russia-U.S. relations, international law – and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who mentioned Mr. Browder by name during the recent press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland.
See what Western politicians, media companies and journalists are not talking about in “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes”. One might expect this posting of the film on YouTube to become suppressed and taken down in short order, so after viewing please download the documentary if possible, and/or share widely.
It is reasonable to assert that passage of the Magnitsky Act in the U.S. Congress was the birth of what has become described and recognized as the “New Cold War” between the United States and Russian Federation. The legislation is one of the major factors responsible for Russia-U.S. relations deteriorating to their lowest and most dangerous level in decades.
If what director Andrei Nekrasov conveys in his extraordinarily important, virtually censored/blacked-out film is accurate, – and it seems impossible to refute his astonishing discoveries – repeal of the Magnitsky Act becomes a moral and ethical necessity. The legislation’s repeal becomes inevitable as the law had as its genesis, foundation or basis an enormously elaborate and contrived set of criminal lies.
While director Andrei Nekrasov’s work might not win him the Oscar for best full-length documentary, men and women who watch the film might feel he is certainly deserving of the Academy Award in the non-fiction category. Talk of awards aside, one might need to search long and hard for a documentary film which matches the power, urgency, timeliness and importance of “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes”.
(The film “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes” is also available for viewing at Bitchute.com, – noted here for people interested in viewing should it become “disappeared” from the YouTube platform.)
(Edit: July 31, 2018) Our 1st posting of “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes” was taken down by YouTube. Thankfully, another concerned citizen posted the film on their channel …
(Edit: August 1, 2018) The film was once again taken down by YouTube, this time removed much faster, so our recommendation for people wishing to view the film is to go to Bitchute.com.
Clearly, the people at YouTube don’t want the explosive truth about the fraud Bill Browder and the Magnitsky Act disseminated widely.
Here is a link to view “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes” published on Bitchute.com. Please disseminate/share widely:
“If war no longer occupied men’s thoughts and energies, we could within a generation, put an end to all serious poverty throughout the world.”
– BERTRAND RUSSELL (1872-1970) British mathematician, philosopher
t was shortly after interviewing then Ecuador President Rafael Correa in 2012 that Julian Assange took sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has remained for over 6 years – the last 4 months without means of communicating via telephone or computer, and unable to see visitors besides his lawyers.
Approximately 4 months ago Assange’s phone and computer/internet access was effectively cut, along with the total restriction on visitations by close family and friends, by Correa’s successor – President Lenin Moreno, – whose actions came as a profound disappointment and source of grave concern for supporters of Assange the world over.
Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, endured framing on trumped-up charges of rape in Sweden, of which the original victim has long since stopped pursuing. Despite repeated pleas by Assange’s legal team, the Swedish prosecutor of Assange’s case waited for over 5 years before going to London and speaking to Assange personally on details of the alleged “crime”. The bizarre legal situation is clearly related to existential questions of continuance or not of in-practice free speech fundamentals in the age of the internet.
Assange’s situation is one of unprecedented political persecution orchestrated by individuals in highest level power positions, particularly led by the United States, Britain and the West, and exhibiting the objectionable, blackish flavors of Catch-22, Kafka, kangaroo court … etc..
It has now been over a year since the United Nations’ main human rights organization confirmed Assange’s innocence in a published report, stating his continued unjust detainment and neglected medical/physical conditions in confinement constituted serious human rights violations committed by British legal authorities. Despite every aspect of the “case” being in favor of freedom for Assange, he remains, without means of communicating and in virtual solitary confinement, trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
In the past few days former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa, under whose government Assange received diplomatic protection, has experienced a similar, related form of political/legal persecution, under a process becoming increasingly known as war by other means: “lawfare”. Correa’s successor Lenin Moreno has approved an arrest warrant against Correa on the trumped-up charge of being involved in a kidnapping incident which occurred around 2012.
Rafael Correa now resides in Belgium. The Ecuador judge presiding over the “case” ordered him to travel to Ecuador every two weeks or risk deeper legal problems, effectively placing impossible conditions on the former president for the purpose of forcing him to stay out of the country – with the result being the total block of Rafael Correa’s participation in Ecuadorian politics.
Going back to 2012 and listening to an interview of Rafael Correa by Julian Assange, shortly after which Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy, contributes to a greater understanding of the relevant facts behind the subsequent malevolent, unjust treatment of these two highly influential and respected, globally recognized leaders – one in the field of deep investigative journalism, and the other in the arena of Latin American political and socioeconomic evolution.
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