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President Trump just declared a national emergency

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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 02:35 AM
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Has anyone seen this covered in the media? It seems like a big deal and the media blackout is very telling.




posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 02:37 AM
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the list reads like bad guys from macguyver episodes arms dealer,corrupt politican,some one who exploited natural resourcesm,war criminals, a wide spread of crimes it seems and for it to be in the middle of the night seems oddly timed

from link shared earlier home.treasury.gov...

Slobodan Tesic Slobodan Tesic (Tesic) is among the biggest dealers of arms and munitions in the Balkans; he spent nearly a decade on the United Nations (UN) Travel Ban List for violating UN sanctions against arms exports to Liberia. In order to secure arms contracts with various countries, Tesic would directly or indirectly provide bribes and financial assistance to officials. Tesic also took potential clients on high-value vacations, paid for their children’s education at western schools or universities, and used large bribes to secure contracts. Tesic owns or controls two Serbian companies, Partizan Tech and Technoglobal Systems DOO Beograd, and two Cyprus-based companies, Grawit Limited and Charso Limited. Tesic negotiates the sale of weapons via Charso Limited and used Grawit Limited as a mechanism to fund politicians. In a related action, OFAC designated Preduzece Za Trgovinu Na Veliko I Malo Partizan Tech DOO Beograd-Savski Venac (“Partizan Tech”), Charso Limited, Grawit Limited, and Technoglobal Systems DOO Beograd. Maung Maung Soe In his former role as chief of the Burmese Army’s Western command, Maung Maung Soe oversaw the military operation in Burma’s Rakhine State responsible for widespread human rights abuse against Rohingya civilians in response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. The Secretary of State determined on November 22 that the situation in northern Rakhine state in Burma constituted ethnic cleansing. The United States Government examined credible evidence of Maung Maung Soe’s activities, including allegations against Burmese security forces of extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, and arbitrary arrest as well as the widespread burning of villages. Security operations have led to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing across Burma’s border with Bangladesh. In August 2017, witnesses reportedly described mass killings and arson attacks by the Burmese Army and Burmese Border Guard Police, both then under Maung Maung Soe’s command in northern Rakhine State. In August 2017, soldiers described as being from the Western Command allegedly entered a village and reportedly separated the inhabitants by gender. According to witnesses, soldiers opened fire on the men and older boys and committed multiple acts of rape. Many of the women and younger children were reportedly also shot. Other witnesses described soldiers setting huts on fire with villagers inside.


and organ theif etc the list is a random assortment of criminals it seems


Benjamin Bol Mel Benjamin Bol Mel (Bol Mel) is the President of ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited (ABMC), and has served as the Chairman of the South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture. Bol Mel has also served as South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s principal financial advisor, has been Kiir’s private secretary, and was perceived within the government as being close to Kiir and the local business community. Several officials were linked to ABMC in spite of a constitutional prohibition on top government officials transacting commercial business or earning income from outside the government. Bol Mel oversees ABMC, which has been awarded contracts worth tens of millions of dollars by the Government of South Sudan. ABMC allegedly received preferential treatment from high-level officials, and the Government of South Sudan did not hold a competitive process for selecting ABMC to do roadwork on several roads in Juba and throughout South Sudan. Although this roadwork had been completed only a few years before, the government budgeted tens of millions of dollars more for maintenance of the same roads. In a related action, OFAC designated ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited and Home and Away LTD. Mukhtar Hamid Shah Shah is a Pakistani surgeon specializing in kidney transplants who Pakistani police believe to be involved in kidnapping, wrongful confinement, and the removal of and trafficking in human organs. As an owner of the Kidney Centre in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Shah was involved in the kidnapping and detention of, and removal of kidneys from, Pakistani laborers. Shah was arrested by Pakistani authorities in connection with an October 2016 incident in which 24 individuals from Punjab were found to be held against their will. Impoverished and illiterate Pakistanis from the countryside were reportedly lured to Rawalpindi with the promise of a job, and imprisoned for weeks. Doctors from the Kidney Centre were allegedly planning to steal their kidneys in order to sell them for a large profit. Police state that one of the accused arrested in connection with the events estimated that more than 400 people were imprisoned in the apartment at various times.
also from above link what does this even mean? and like do we even have the authority to go after these people ?



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 02:38 AM
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It also blocks the property and interests in property of any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General..

Please take note of the word "foreign", guys, before you jump on the idea that this is against American politicians.
It could work, though, as a tool against more international power figures.
It by-passes normal procedures, which opponents might block, by stretching the concept of "national emergency" to breaking point.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 02:38 AM
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Some SILLY people are going to go Ape over this declaration. (Or come out with one liners as usual in order to gain 50 cents...)

About time that there is a clean up... much needed to shut some people up!

Warmest

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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 02:42 AM
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I wonder how much evidence will be provided against any accused!
Right now, this looks like a similar move to that of the Saudi leader, which was a veiled (very appropriate) money and asset grab.

Only hitting foreigners too seems to be openly stating it’ll be business as usual for US and dual US citizens.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 02:54 AM
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Hers a list of the individuals mentioned





Yahya Jammeh - became president of Gambia in 1994 and stepped down in 2017. The US accused him of creating a terror and assassination squad called the Junglers who killed religious leaders, journalists, members of the political opposition, and former members of the government. Jammeh also used a number of corrupt schemes to plunder state coffers for his personal gain.

Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes - Drawing a reported government salary of $60,000 per year, Rivas has amassed a sizeable personal fortune and has overseen electoral fraud. Efforts to investigate him have been blocked by Nicaraguan government officials, the US said.

Dan Gertler - An Israeli businessman and billionaire, Gertler has used his friendship with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to amass a fortune through opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals.

Slobodan Tesic - Among the biggest dealers of arms and munitions in the Balkans, Tesic provides bribes and financial assistance to officials to secure contracts, including taking potential clients on expensive vacations and paying their children’s tuition at Western schools or universities.

Maung Maung Soe - The former chief of the Burmese Army’s Western command, Maung Maung Soe oversaw the military operation in Burma’s Rakhine State responsible for widespread human rights abuse against Rohingya civilians.

Benjamin Bol Mel - Once the private secretary to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, Bol Mel now is president of ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited, which has been awarded contracts worth tens of millions of dollars by the government of South Sudan.

Mukhtar Hamid Shah - A Pakistani surgeon specializing in kidney transplants, Shah has been involved in the kidnapping of Pakistani laborers and the removal of their kidneys.

Gulnara Karimova - The daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, Karimova headed a powerful organized crime syndicate that used state institutions to expropriate businesses, monopolize markets, solicit bribes, and administer extortion rackets. She was charged in July with hiding foreign currency, illegally selling radio frequencies and land parcels, and embezzling state funds. Her corrupt activities caused Uzbeks to pay some of the highest cell phone rates in the world.

Angel Rondon Rijo A politically connected businessman and lobbyist in the Dominican Republic, Rondon funneled money from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, to Dominican officials, who in turn awarded Odebrecht projects to build highways, dams, and other projects. In 2017, Rondon was arrested by Dominican authorities and charged with corruption for the bribes paid by Odebrecht.

Artem Chayka The son of the prosecutor general of the Russian Federation, Chayka has used his father’s position to unfairly win state contracts and put pressure on business competitors. Gao Yan When Gao was the Chaoyang branch director of the Beijing Public Security Bureau, human rights activist Cao Shunli was detained and fell into a coma. Her body showed signs of emaciation and neglect.

Sergey Kusiuk As commander of an elite Ukrainian police unit, Kusiuk was accused of being a leader of an attack on peaceful protesters on Nov. 30, 2013, and took part in the killings of activists on Kiev's Independence Square in February 2014. He is now thought to be in hiding in Moscow.

Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez A Guatemalan congressman, Juarez is accused of ordering an attack in which two journalists were killed and another injured. Yankuba Badjie As the former director general of Gambia’s intelligence agency, Badjie is alleged to have presided over abuses throughout his tenure and to have led the assassination squad known as the Junglers


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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:01 AM
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Cool, very interesting, Thanks for sharing.

He either had to sign it, as signal of innocence.
Or it's as you said, to drain the swamp.
Maybe it's to freeze more accounts of Russians, NKoreans, SAmericans, ...

Because I don't see how it single out US politicians?



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:01 AM
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www.ft.com... seems media is starting to pick it up

Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at www.ft.com... www.ft.com... The Trump administration has slapped a sweeping round of sanctions on 13 people it described as “serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors”, targetting a range of individuals from around the world including the former president of Gambia and a Myanmar general. The executive order issued Thursday declares a national emergency with regard to corruption and human-rights abuses around the world. Additionally, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control named 39 other individuals and entities to be sanctioned under the order, which would freeze those individuals’ and entities’ assets within US jurisdiction and prohibit US people from transacting with them. Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, said in a statement: Today, the United States is taking a strong stand against human rights abuse and corruption globally by shutting these bad actors out of the U.S. financial system. Treasury is freezing their assets and publicly denouncing the egregious acts they’ve committed, sending a message that there is a steep price to pay for their misdeeds. At the direction of President Trump, Treasury and our interagency partners will continue to take decisive and impactful actions to hold accountable those who abuse human rights, perpetrate corruption, and undermine American ideals.
so i guess its an asset freezing spree but just seems like an odd un connected group of people with the only common denominator being they appear to all be shady as hell

edit to add it seems their crimes are as follows

one ran a shady ukranian military group that attacked peacefull protestors?

one carried out an attack on the media...

one got a human rights activist arrested and later killed

ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

nepotism/corruption by leveraging his fathers position to get jobs and influence in politics

corruption over oil and diamond mining

human rights abuses and corruption

and electoral fraud

on the surface it just looks like a list of shady people from various countries but if you put the tin foil on (this is ats) aren't these all crimes that roughly match what trump has been accused of by the left? shady business dealings attacks on press bad treatment of protestors etc just seemed a bit odd and while probably nothing it popped out at me


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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:04 AM
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originally posted by: Britguy
I wonder how much evidence will be provided against any accused!
Right now, this looks like a similar move to that of the Saudi leader, which was a veiled (very appropriate) money and asset grab.

Only hitting foreigners too seems to be openly stating it’ll be business as usual for US and dual US citizens.


I suspect much of this is do to the Panama papers. Im betting thats the link to all these.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:05 AM
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originally posted by: the owlbear

originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Yeah, but did you actually read the OP?

It looks like Trump is going after corrupt politicians


Not really. He can't shake things up too much without Trump University being brought up again, or His other bankruptcies that amount to the GDP of some third world nations.
Saying "locker room talk" isn't going to save him the next round of that also.

We all said locker room talk or at least know someone very dearly who said locker room talk.

An overwhelming amount of Women locker room talk.

You’re stab at locker room talk is weak.


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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:05 AM
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originally posted by: the owlbear

originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Yeah, but did you actually read the OP?

It looks like Trump is going after corrupt politicians


Not really. He can't shake things up too much without Trump University being brought up again, or His other bankruptcies that amount to the GDP of some third world nations.
Saying "locker room talk" isn't going to save him the next round of that also.



What?
Are you serious?
You think the President can't drive an initiative to sort of corruption because he's been accused of corruption and bad language from before he held public office?
The utter delusion and downright ignorance of Trump haters astounds me.

I can just see it now... the DoJ dropping cases of corruption in public office because Trump said 'p****'.

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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:13 AM
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Seems like these high rolling crooks would need someone high in places to help them with dealings in the USA.

Could be looking to flush out some politicians. Interesting.




posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:13 AM
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www.buzzfeed.com... buzz feeds take on the matter

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration sanctioned a wide-ranging list of individuals on Thursday in the first application of a new law that allows the US government to target people alleged to be responsible for human rights abuses and corruption around the world. The varied list of targets includes an Israeli billionaire, a former Gambian president, a Russian businessman, and a former Burmese military official accused of helping to lead an ethnic cleansing campaign against the country’s Rohingya minority. The aggressive sanctions came as a welcome surprise for some human rights advocates, who had wondered whether, under Trump, the US would enforce the law, which passed with bipartisan support in Congress and was signed in the final days of the Obama administration. “I think the bipartisan nature is really important,” said Andrea Prasow, the deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch. “We didn’t know how seriously they were going to take it until they issued the sanctions today.” Prasow said the move was part of a growing international push to take on human rights abuses and corruption, with countries such as Canada and the UK enacting similar measures. “This is part of a new wave of global accountability,” Prasow said. “And the US really was leading on it and is leading on it.”
they seem cautiously optimistic about it and it seemed to have bi partisan support

sputniknews.com... few other links

www.newindianexpress.com...

www.timesofisrael.com...


The Paradise Papers confirmed that in 2009 Glencore, the world’s largest mining company, gave the loan to Gertler for his close connections with senior figures in the DRC government, under the condition that it would be repayable if an agreement with the local authorities was not attained. The negotiations were for a mining contract for a company linked to Glencore, the Guardian reported.
seems it is paridise papers related

freebeacon.com... trying to add a variety of sources seems 4 chan is talking about it as well but wont post a link from there



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:17 AM
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I think they did this in New Zealand just the other week also.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:32 AM
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www.washingtonexaminer.com... one is apparently a clinton contributor........Gulnara Karimova

Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the Uzbek dictator who allegedly boils his political opponents alive, was cited as the "single most hated person in the country" in a diplomatic cable. Karimova's solution, revealed in a message from the State Department to the CIA, was to acquaint herself with Bill Clinton in order to gain favor with Hillary Clinton. That process began with Karimova hosting a Clinton Foundation fundraiser in Monaco. She posed for photographs with Bill Clinton that prompted media reports describing her as a friend of the former president. Although Karimova was placed under sustained house arrest before the effects of her Clinton connection could be known, Schweizer pointed to the incident as a rare example in which parties openly acknowledged "what so many foreign oligarchs and interested investors already know" — that access to the Clintons can be used by outsiders as a tool to boost their own fortunes.
so that should be interesting to a few members here


www.washingtonblade.com...

Gambian activists on Thursday criticized the Obama administration over what they maintain is its lack of response to anti-LGBT persecution and other human rights abuses in their West African country. Banka Manneh, chair of Civil Society Associations Gambia, noted during a roundtable at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Northwest Washington the European Union in 2012 called upon President Yahya Jammeh to implement 17 reforms after his government executed nine prisoners. These include the repeal of the death penalty and ensuring freedom of media in his West African country. The EU earlier this year delayed a 150 million euro aid package to Gambia. “I have to really say unfortunately on the United States end we haven’t seen much progress,” said Manneh. “Most of the progress that we have had so far has been on the European Union side.”

apparently obama went soft on another guy on the list note the photo of obama and one of the guys from the list hanging out all smiles.......

annnnnnd www.washingtonpost.com... 1e7c3b now why did i post some thing from way back in 1996? for this tidbit

Ortega's announcement added a new element of tension in the already polarized country. But it seemed unlikely to find much popular backing or to alter the outcome. J. Brian Atwood, President Clinton's envoy to monitor the elections, along with former president Jimmy Carter, the European Union and a Nicaraguan monitoring group all had declared the elections fraud-free.
is this trump firing a shot accross some ones bow saying he knows where the bodies are buried so to speak? (xuchen is gonna have a feild day with this )as the one being looked into for election fraud had his first election monitored by president Clinton.....

mobile.twitter.com... this is where i found most of my links...... apparently it goes on farther Dan Gertler apparently also has ties to bill clinton ,he owned a good deal of the congolese mining firm ,dans main partner was apparently the company of Glencore who was run by Marc rich who was apparently pardoned by Bill clinton en.wikipedia.org...


the arms dealer named in earlier links got caught in 2014 smuggling arms to Libya

seems clintons have ties to a good deal of people on this list theintercept.com...

annnd the daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan also a photo with good old slick willy as the twitter link explains as he calls it its 6 degrees of seperation from the clintons.....www.reuters.com... E9

The exchanges show a top foreign policy adviser to the foundation sought guidance from the State Department on former President Bill Clinton’s interactions with people including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian government officials and business leaders, and Gulnara Karimova, the socialite daughter of Uzbekistan’s late president. The emails offer a glimpse of the intricate relationship between a private charity with a broad global mission and the State Department under the leadership of a secretary who is married to a former president.
this is pretty interesting how they all seem to have a clinton connection with how much trump seems to despise them ,perhpas this is a Realpolitik response to the muller investigation>?


investmentwatchblog.com...



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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 03:44 AM
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A lot of those seem to be connected to human trafficking and the African blood diamond trade.

Of course, that's part of the aim here.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 04:01 AM
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Sorry, edited out due to being in a wrong thread. Carry on, nothing to see here.

edit on 22-12-2017 by Finspiracy because: My mistake



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 04:01 AM
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www.politico.com...
en.wikipedia.org...

The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Obama in November–December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009.



also interesting from the above wiki is this

In June 2016, a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was hired to lobby against the Magnitsky Act in the US, set up a Trump campaign–Russia meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., purportedly to discuss altering the Russian Duma's sanctions against American adoption of Russian children along with other illegal activities. On July 11, 2017, Reuters US reported of the meeting that "[Russia] offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to [Trump Jr.'s] father".[27] Donald Trump Jr. insisted that Veselnitskaya did not reveal any damaging information about Secretary Clinton as his correspondents had suggested. Trump Jr. subsequently released to the public via Twitter.com his personal records and correspondence between the Trump campaign team and Robert Goldstone, a longtime business partner and friend of Trump Sr., who actively represents several Russian interests and first pitched the meeting to Trump Jr.[28]
so is this a move to show in this case there was no collusion as hes now using the act he was alleged to have had a meeting about getting rid of in exchange for alleged info? this seems like it will be interesting in deed


guess the magisnki act was passed originally by Barack Obama so in a way hes using obamas bill that targeted Russians to go after these people who may or may not have ties to clintons

congomines.org... apparently one of the companies named in the EO is tied to Debeers diamonds......Orama Properties Ltd (ORAMA) will this effect the diamond giant?
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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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Teeth are going to be grinded away when certain members wake up to read your opinion...

Let them grow up and become big boys and girls.... eventually..

Iwarmrst

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edit on 22-12-2017 by Lagomorphe because: They cannot... they are brainwashed IMO?



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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Such a sad state of those that have been in power, but people that have family and can charge charges against them have been warned "get my message dude". Like sucks to seek true punishment for crimes against humanity.







 
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