Back in early February, in the thread, Mapping the Swamp
, I shared a diagram of
various connections between Robert Mercer, Cambridge Analytica, Steve Bannon, President Trump and others. I now present an updated version which has
been expanded to include connections involving SCL, the Tchenguiz brothers, collapsed Icelandic Bank, Kaupthing, various oligarchs and even more
members of the Trump regime — and even an interesting link to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
As with the first version, this is just a snapshot of my current progress. Some of you might (rightly) take note of conspicuously missing individuals
and organizations or connections that should be included. All I can say is that it's a work in progress and I intend to keep working on it as I have
From 2005-2015, notorious British (Iranian-born, ethnically Iraqi-Jewish) playboy and sometimes billionaire mogul, Vincent Tchenguiz, owned 24% of SCL
Group stock. It's unclear how he became involved with SCL in the first place but he soon installed his man, Julian Wheatland, who has been officer for
many of Tchenguiz's enterprises, as Chairman.
What seems less mysterious is why Tchenguiz might have (at least by all appearances) divested his 22,533 shares in June of 2015 — SCL was getting
into the electioneering business in the First World and due to their shady dealings with collapsed Icelandic bank, Kaupthing, Vincent and brother
Robert had some serious baggage. Though by all accounts the SFO investigation was horribly bungled — the brothers eventually received apologies —
the fact remains that at one point, 40% of the bank's capital was tied up in the brothers' investments, managed by brother Robert who also happened to
be a shareholder and member of the board of Exista, the largest shareholder of Kaupthing.
That's just the beginning of the story. Turns out that way back in 2005, Danish journalists dug up the dirt on the Icelandic banking industry and tied
Exista (its most recent name) and another holding company to... you guessed it... the Russians. Strange that ATS, the foremost conspiracy website on
the Internet, has been relatively silent about all this. It's a CT goldmine.
What's perhaps most interesting regarding Tchenguiz and SCL is that despite his shares being canceled for a price far below their value, Wheatland is
still the SCL Group Chairman and a director of SCL Strategic, one of a constellation of SCL companies established by Cambridge Analytica CEO,
Alexander Nix (who with his mother and sister, own a controlling share of SCL Group) and the only one that is majority owned by SCL's founder, Nigel
Then there's the ties between Victor Tchenguiz and Dmitry Firtash, a Putin-pal who was part of the failed Bulgari Tower (a $900 million deal) with
Paul Manafort. Not shown (yet) in the diagram, Tchenguiz once dated the redhaired Russian spy,
, who was part of a spy ring hosted by an executive
from VEB — yuuuup — the Russian bank whose chairman Jared Kushner had a
and forgot to mention in his application
for security clearance. Whoops!
In my research, I also discovered that disgraced former National Security Advisor, Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, has been
working for SCL Group
SCL’s effort is being driven by a former aide to now-departed national security adviser Michael Flynn, who served as an adviser to the
company in the past.
Not only that, one of his aides, Josh Weerasinghe, who worked for Flynn at the ODNI (2011-2012) before a 5 year stint as an VP for Global Market
Development at defense contractor, BAE Systems, is reportedly helping line up contracts for SCL here in the US.
Speaking of market development, that brings me to perhaps the single strangest connection shown here:
Robert Murtfeld, SCL's Mercer-funded US subsidiary, Cambridge Analytica's (I've seen claims of Tchenguiz owning part of CA but have been unable to
confirm myself through records searches) Director of Commercial Sales in NY. Turn's out Mr. Murtfeld was previously a legal assistant at Doughty
Street Chambers, and worked for...
John Jones QC
, Julian Assange's
Robert Murtfeld organised a dignified remembrance event in honour of John Jones QC in New York on 2 June 2016. John sadly died last month and
Robert who had worked with John at the ICC on the Saif Gaddaffi case, organised this event to honour a great lawyer who was a dear friend to us
What does it mean? Who knows but it seems like one hell of a coincidence doesn't it?
edit on 2017-4-12 by theantediluvian because: (no reason