Meet The Corrupt Billionaire Who Has Brought About A New Cold War

Authored by Philip Giraldi via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

One has to ask why there is a crisis in US-Russia relations since Washington and Moscow have much more in common than not, to include confronting international terrorism, stabilizing Syria and other parts of the world that are in turmoil, and preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. In spite of all that, the US and Russia are currently locked in a tit-for-tat unfriendly relationship somewhat reminiscent of the Cold War.

Apart from search for a scapegoat to explain the Hillary Clinton defeat, how did it happen?


Israel Shamir, a keen observer of the American-Russian relationship, and celebrated American journalist Robert Parry both think that one man deserves much of the credit for the new Cold War and that man is William Browder, a hedge fund operator who made his fortune in the corrupt 1990s world of Russian commodities trading.

Browder is also symptomatic of why the United States government is so poorly informed about international developments as he is the source of much of the Congressional “expert testimony” contributing to the current impasse. He has somehow emerged as a trusted source in spite of the fact that he has self-interest in cultivating a certain outcome. Also ignored is his renunciation of American citizenship in 1998, reportedly to avoid taxes. He is now a British citizen.

Browder is notoriously the man behind the 2012 Magnitsky Act, which exploited Congressional willingness to demonize Russia and has done so much to poison relations between Washington and Moscow. The Act sanctioned individual Russian officials, which Moscow has rightly seen as unwarranted interference in the operation of its judicial system.

Browder, a media favorite who self-promotes as “Putin’s enemy #1,” portrays himself as a selfless human rights advocate, but is he? He has used his fortune to threaten lawsuits for anyone who challenges his version of events, effectively silencing many critics. He claims that his accountant Sergei Magnitsky was a crusading "lawyer" who discovered a $230 million tax-fraud scheme that involved the Browder business interest Hermitage Capital but was, in fact, engineered by corrupt Russian police officers who arrested Magnitsky and enabled his death in a Russian jail.

Many have been skeptical of the Browder narrative, suspecting that the fraud was in fact concocted by Browder and his accountant Magnitsky. A Russian court recently supported that alternative narrative, ruling in late December that Browder had deliberately bankrupted his company and engaged in tax evasion. He was sentenced to nine years prison in absentia.

William Browder is again in the news recently in connection with testimony related to Russiagate. On December 16th Senator Diane Feinstein of the Senate Judiciary Committee released the transcript of the testimony provided by Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS. According to James Carden, Browder was mentioned 50 times, but the repeated citations apparently did not merit inclusion in media coverage of the story by the New York Times, Washington Post and Politico.

Fusion GPS, which was involved in the research producing the Steele Dossier used to discredit Donald Trump, was also retained to provide investigative services relating to a lawsuit in New York City involving a Russian company called Prevezon. As information provided by Browder was the basis of the lawsuit, his company and business practices while in Russia became part of the investigation. Simmons maintained that Browder proved to be somewhat evasive and his accounts of his activities were inconsistent. He claimed never to visit the United States and not own property or do business there, all of which were untrue, to include his ownership through a shell company of a $10 million house in Aspen Colorado. He repeatedly ran away, literally, from attempts to subpoena him so he would have to testify under oath.

Per Simmons, in Russia, Browder used shell companies locally and also worldwide to avoid taxes and conceal ownership, suggesting that he was likely one of many corrupt businessmen operating in what was a wild west business environment.

My question is, “Why was such a man granted credibility and allowed a free run to poison the vitally important US-Russia relationship?” The answer might be follow the money. Israel Shamir reports that Browder was a major contributor to Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, who was the major force behind the Magnitsky Act.


yomutti2 Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:08 Permalink

 Just another Russian mouthpiece slandering somebody who gets in Putin's way.

Everything Browder is saying is correct - Putin flat-out murdered Magnitsky.



The Harlequin yomutti2 Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:51 Permalink

THIS particular "someone" is an opportunist asshole who is far more deeply connected than it would appear, both by heritage and marriage. Besides that it is more likely the truth lies somewhere in between, the long incarceration of Magnitsky and his reported mistreatment being more synonymous with an effort to extract information, a Guantanamo-style rendition! As the old saw goes "When you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas", so there were probably quite a few people who might have had an interest in Magnitsky's torture and demise, including Browder himself. Putin would have been a VERY long way back in the queue, so your assertion is neither logical nor substantiated beyond doubt. (Grandfather) (Father) (Browder interview)


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Thordoom yomutti2 Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:37 Permalink

I assume you are one of those conspiracy terrorist who are incapable to read English. IF you are capable to read English you should right now stop reading and immediately go look into mirror and slap your self with  a brick throughout your face for the utter stupidity you presenting yourself here.

There is written deposition available that Browder filled in 2015 where he clearly said Magnicky didn't have law degree and was not attending any law school. More over independent organization for human right that Browder like to use actually found no sign of torture of beating on Magnicky's body. Browder should be in jail now in Russia for tax fraud that ie committed by his fake scheme of hiring fake Afghan veterans which never happened to avoid paying taxes which he transferred to his off-shore accounts. He should be in jail in US as well for committing perjury in front of congress where he clearly lied. 

You should be ashamed of yourself for kissing the feet of scumbag fraudulent globalist who  got rid of his US citizenship to avoid taxes. There is your hero Browder. People like that swine and the " Harvard boys" with their shock therapy of unregulated predatory capitalism which literally costed human lives in Russia should be hang. 

No wonder Russians like Putin that kicked those assholes out of Russia.If the American people had slightest clue of what the US done to them in 90tis they would feel a lot different about Russia's attitude.     

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Conscious Reviver Thordoom Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:18 Permalink

"If the American people had slightest clue of what the US done to them in 90tis they would feel a lot different about Russia's attitude."

Completely agree. 

Fellow Americans watch this documentary. Very well done, imo.

The Rise of Putin and The Fall of The Russian-Jewish Oligarchs (1/2)

Philip Giraldi, excellent article, thanks.

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LA_Goldbug Conscious Reviver Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:08 Permalink

The "pieces picked up" for pennies were thanks to money provided by "friends" ....

" The Washington Times - Sunday, November 2, 2003

LONDON (Agence France-Presse) — Control of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s shares in the Russian oil giant Yukos have passed to renowned banker Jacob Rothschild, under a deal they concluded prior to Mr. Khodorkovsky’s arrest, the Sunday Times reported.

Voting rights to the shares passed to Mr. Rothschild, 67, under a “previously unknown arrangement” designed to take effect in the event that Mr. Khodorkovsky could no longer “act as a beneficiary” of the shares, it said."

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TheJuiceDid911 Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:25 Permalink

If you want to find the most corrupt ((element)) at the beating heart of the putrid swamp, look for those with the strongest anti-Russia rhetoric. This isn't even a jest, its nearly foolproof. . . analyze their financial and social ties, and be amazed, they are almost without a single exception swamp rats of the most disgusting variety. 


I still cannot believe we're living in a timeline in which we're actually beating back this scum, and reclaiming our nation. 

MK ULTRA Alpha Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:41 Permalink

Immigrate Russian Jews trying to direct attention away from immigrant Russian Jews influence through the Israel lobby to direct US foreign policy against Russia through the network of neocons. Neocon is code name for Zionist.

We took in a great wave of Russian Communist Jews in the 90's after the fall of the Soviet Union. Communism in this country has gone through the roof.

20% of Israel's population is Russian Jews. Both the US and Israeli population of Russian Jews are the Khazar gypsies. Names like Kagan and Nuland are Khazarian. Supreme Court Ginsberg, Khazarian, original with very little genetic changes, she's a gypsies with inverted logic. We even have a lesbian on the Supreme Court, it's a coincidence she's a Jew too. Strange, the highest incidence of homosexuality in the world is in Israel according to Israeli media. Inbreeding?

The smaller the tribe the greater the inbreeding to keep the tribes self identity. But it was Israeli genetic scientist published findings on 40% being inbred, carrying the schizophrenia gene, and the term schizophrenia was first coined by a Swiss professor in 1908 to explain the eastern European Jews. The reason, inbreeding. 

There are 124 different kinds of Jews, 40% are inbred. The MSM projects and programs inverted logic from an inbred species. The MSM is loaded with inverted logic thinkers. They project inverted logic into the mind of America.

Don't you get a feeling the media wants to destroy America? It's because they do, they're inverted logic thinkers, if you're not like them, then you must be destroyed, must be disrupted, life destroyed, property stolen because we're Deplorables. That's what it's all about, now lets sing Kumbaya.

It's a war between two species, the inbred against the human.

Look at the many examples of inbreeding, Debbie Wasserman Shultz. She even spoke out against intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews at a political rally caught on tape. And don't forget, Obama and the rise of the homosexuals installed loads of inverted logic thinkers throughout the media system and government.

We have two species in north America, the human and the non-human. The non-humans want to destroy our culture and they are willing to start a race war or to have us over run by wave after wave of hard core economic refugees from the ghettos of the third, fourth, and fifth world. 

Ms No MK ULTRA Alpha Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:02 Permalink

I wonder if you intend so much dry humor in your posts or if you are just dead serious.  I am imagining a snide tone there.  I am not laughing at the content because you could be right for all I know but it's also funny as hell. 

"Names like Kagan and Nuland are Khazarian. Supreme Court Ginsberg, Khazarian, original with very little genetic changes, she's a gypsies with inverted logic."

"...40% being inbred, carrying the schizophrenia gene, and the term schizophrenia was first coined by a Swiss professor in 1908 to explain the eastern European Jews. The reason, inbreeding."

That is right up there with the guy on the other thread talking about "The ice picking of the Jew Trotsky".  You guys are killing me.


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MK ULTRA Alpha Ms No Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:23 Permalink

Please research every point, I did. That report is from years of research.

I could explain so much more, where they came from in India,. the ancient Indian ruling caste genetic code found in many Jews. I've track them to their origin and it's not Israel.

I can explain about the Khazar empire, the racial make up, the division of labor, division of profits and spoils. I can tell the story from Roman History, Gibbons the most famous historian, wrote of the last full blooded emperor killed by the Khazars, then the rise of Conan, a true story, he fought the snake kings, and who were the snake kings, the Khazar gypsies who worshiped the snake. And how the Khazars married into Conans royal dynasty, this is the history of the Byzantine empire, really the old Greek empire controlled at the top by Romans and later peoples of the empire. Go read it, it's in Gibbons.


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Ms No MK ULTRA Alpha Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:49 Permalink

I have always thought there were huge similarities between Gypsy and Jewish culture.  The two are very unique and have huge similarities in behavior.  I saw not long ago how one Jewish family and possibly two pretty much controlled Rome's money and tax collected from their own.  It's amazing to think how long this could have been going on.  The Khazars makes sense too.

Edit:  Now I know you were just dead serious.  Like I said, I wasn't laughing at the content it was the presentation.  It has a Monty Python quality to it to me.

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Is-Be MK ULTRA Alpha Fri, 02/02/2018 - 04:26 Permalink

Ah hem!

According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica 1975 edition, if memory serves me well, humans (that's you untermensch), go through periods of inbreeding and outbreeding.

The benefits of outbteeding are lauded elsewhere, but what are the benefits of inbreeding?

Isolated pockets of inbreeding occurs which allows recessive genes to manifest. 

Recessive genes of cause, may be pathological or not, depending on their expression.

The expressed recessive genes, if pathological, are subject to Mr. Darwin's little number and are eliminated.

Benign or beneficial recessive genes are conserved. 

Have you ever wondered why Blue eyed blonds rule the world?

So throw your tropes around with due regard to the evidence.

And on to schizophrenia, the Madness of Adam and Eve.

The rate of schizophrenia (if we concede that schizophrenia means voices in the head and hallucinations, visions etc) remains constant worldwide at 1% for females and 2% for males.


Because that is the optimal amount to engender the crazyness of genius, without which, you sir, would still be trying to grasp the fundamentals of fire making.

The puzzle amongst Israeli scholars is why the Semites have twice the rate of schizophrenia than the rest of the world, with its commensurate side effect, genius.

They punch way above their weight when it comes to making our lives a misery.


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Canadian Dirtlump Ms No Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:49 Permalink

I'm not sure what your deal is, but despite any error or hyperbole in that retard's post, he's generally right.


When he says nuland he doubtlessly references victoria nuland - among other things assistant secretary of state who despite being jewish, who fucked over ukraine by aligning the US with Neo Nazi pro Stepan Bandera groups, like the Svoboda group's  Oleh Tyahnybok . Nuland is not a Ashkenazi name itself. Victoria Nuland's dad changed his last name from Nudelman to Nuland. Her dad battled mental illness and spoke glowingly of electro shock therapy - so consider her lineage.


Regarding Trotsky, I'm not sure what your issue is. His original surname was Bronstein and he was indisputably a marxist jew. He died in mexico from wounds sustained from an icepick / pickaxe attack. From there one can draw a direct line from these marxist ( jews ) to the modern neo con movement.

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Ms No Canadian Dirtlump Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:55 Permalink

I was aware of every single thing that you mentioned there.  What I am not aware of is rates of Jewish inbreeding and the research on it etc.  I can't have an opinion on something I don't know about.  I have seen some of the schizophrenia material and it wouldn't surprise me.  I have a Jewish landlord of Russian decent that is extremely mentally ill and I met a full 1% Jew not long ago that was the stereotypical monster variation, to an astonishing extent.

All I was saying is that it was funny.  The guy was a monster so him getting ice picked wasn't really a big deal actually it was a good thing.  It's just something about "the ice-picking of the Jew" that struck me as hilarious but I didn't want to be a mean about it as if ice-picking any Jew is funny.

Edit: the ice picking is on the other thread that I am discussing on.  I elaborated up above what I was talking about.

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