Jeff’s Flakey connections
In a 93 -1 vote, Obama nominee James B. Comey, Jr., 52, has been confirmed as Federal Bureau of Investigations director. The vote elevates the former Justice Department official to the FBI top post — succeeding Robert Mueller, who is stepping down in September. The director’s term is 10 years.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) had previously expressed concerns over Comey’s approval of a legal memo in 2005 authorizing the use of waterboarding — a technique used to extract crucial information from captured terror suspects. But Leahy cited Comey’s answers at a committee hearing this month, when Comey gave assurances the FBI would not allow “abusive” treatment of prisoners. That pledge should make Americans feel much safer.
The entire final vote can be seen here. One senator, Rand Paul, voted nay. Two senators voted “present’ and four did not vote.
Commenter eubykdisop has done a massive amount of checking into the links between newly confirmed FBI director James B Comey, Jr, and his position on the London-based board of directors of HSBC Holdings — a money laundering banking facility used by international drug cartels and terrorist organizations.
The exposé even includes a troubling link to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. In the early 1990‘s, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal.
Connect the dots. Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefited Rio Tinto.
Seeing Red AZ has taken the liberty of reposting much of eubykdisop’s compilation of information here:
“The bankrupt Deak & Company’s role in the Hong Kong gold trade was filled by Sharps Pixley Ward, which holds a monopoly over the Hong Kong gold market. Sharps is 49%-owned by the Sharps Pixley subsidiary of British merchant bank Kleinwort Benson and 51%-owned by HSBC. Kleinwort is cozy with the Oppenheimer family’s Rio Tinto, which was founded by the British Matheson family with money generated from opium sales and with help from Schroeder Bank, which also financed Adolph Hitler.”
Well, just how “cozy” is Rio Tinto with HSBC’s 49% partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly, Kleinwort Benson?
“OUTGOING RIO TINTO CFO Guy Elliott is to take up an independent non-executive director role with international beer brewery SABMiller, effective from 1 July 2013″.
“Elliott will leave Rio Tinto’s boardroom as the longest-serving director the company has seen…”
“He began his career in 1977 with Kleinwort Benson before joining Rio Tinto in 1980 after gaining an MBA from INSEAD.”
So the longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto came from Kleinwort Benson which is HSBC’s partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly.
“Sir David Clementi MA, MBA Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2003. Sir David was chairman of the Audit committee until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2010 annual general meetings. His earlier career was with Kleinwort Benson where he spent 22 years, holding various positions including chief executive and vice chairman.”
“Disputes over the Rossing mine’s Iranian connection have spilled onto the House floor. Another Rio Tinto-owned enterprise, Resolution Copper, has pressed for a federal land-swap in Flake’s home state to mine for copper there. Legislation to enact the exchange passed the House last fall.”
“Flake voted for the land-swap legislation and spoke in favor of it twice. “Many of us have worked for years on this,” he said in one speech. “Jobs will be created. This is a great bill.” Flake did not mention that he once worked as a representative for the Rossing mine, insisting it was “absolutely not” significant and that the proposed Rio Tinto copper mine would create Arizona jobs.”
So Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefited Rio Tinto.
So the connection goes from Flake, to Rio Tinto, to Kleinwort Benson, to HSBC to James B. Comey, Jr., our new Director of the FBI!
This network news clip substantiates the information on HSBC: