Puppets of the Russian Federation…Unite! (in global organized crime), Part Two

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Continued…

Again, subversion by the LTTE cannot be understated.

As William Rosenau noted in a Rand Corporation Counterinsurgency study, the LTTE is involved in extensive subversive efforts around the world.

Source: Subversion and Insurgency by William Rosenau, 2007, RAND Corporation

Tamil Tiger subversion of sustainability initiatives has become a booming business. For example, one former LTTE leader has even set up a sustainability company that he runs out of the U.K.  In Canada, LTTE’s influence has grown significantly, where their involvement in extortion and heroin smuggling has grown significantly. The LTTE’s human trafficking activities during the Cold War and shortly thereafter involved, unsurprisingly, cooperation from within Russia and East Germany.

Source: Funding Terror: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and their Criminal Activities in Canada and the Western World, The Mackenzie Institute, December 25, 1995

In his paper, Subversion and Insurgency, William Rosenau also discusses the subversive activities of the FMLN, which is particularly relevant today, but not in the way that people might think.

The El Salvadoran gang, MS-13, are the grassroots enforcers for the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) which is, in turn, the controlling party in El Salvador and in reality a Cuban/Russian political front involved in narcotics trafficking.

Members of the FMLN are currently under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency for alleged involvement in international organized crime and narcotics trafficking. (Sources: Here and here)

The FMLN has successfully used NGOs and western relief organizations for funding…a strategy often employed by Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista government and Chavez’ and Maduro’s Venezuelan governments, both operating in large part as Cuban/Russian satellites/narco-states. (Sources: Here and here)

From Rosenau’s Subversion and Insurgency

“Finally, the FMLN was innovative in its use of
domestic and international humanitarian and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
to generate financial resources. Donations from Western NGOs to FMLN fronts were a major
source of insurgent funds (CIA, 1989, p. 16). Money from legitimate aid projects focusing on
food, construction, medical care, and agricultural development was skimmed by individuals
deemed “politically reliable” by the FMLN and then transferred to the guerrillas. Donors of
course were never told that a portion of their contributions were destined for the FMLN (U.S.Defense Intelligence Agency, 1990, section 6).”

The connections between the leadership of Nicaragua, Cuba and El Salvador and Cuban/Russian international organized crime may seem surprising to many, until we take a closer look at subversion within the U.S. media. For example, Democracy Now, a media group with obvious links to Cuban intelligence (Dirección General de Inteligencia) and Russian intelligence that has gained traction in America, particularly with American academics, has long championed the leadership of Russia’s and Cuba’s narco-states as “Bolivarian Revolutionaries”.

In fact, Hugo Chavez was a very far cry from “Bolivarian Revolutionary” and it takes little imagination to understand that Chavez’ gasoline subsidies served to convey the cost of gasoline used to produce cocaine, to the Venezuelan people themselves. And for all practical purposes, Venezuela–specifically the Venezuelan military is the new FARC, with regard to cocaine production. Chavez’ daughter inherited billions of dollars after her father’s death and continues to live in the same upper-class neighborhood in Caracas that Maduro calls home.

Additional reading:

https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/us-colombia-operation-uncovers-farc-eln-links-to-russian-mafia/

http://vifreepress.com/2016/03/report-russian-mafia-operates-impunity-caribbean-making-money-laundering-easy-region/

http://centralamericanpolitics.blogspot.com/2013/07/so-cuba-was-helping-fmln-im-shocked.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/drug-traffickers-threaten-central-americas-democratic-gains/2014/01/03/bdbc17f8-73cc-11e3-9389-09ef9944065e_story.html

Coming soon: Part Three

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