Shipwrecked on Ten Islands with Clintons & Branson

Bill Clinton was recently in Saint Lucia celebrating the new solar farm that the Clintons were instrumental in erecting. Who knew that the Clintons and Richard Branson were spearheading a renewable energy project across the entire Caribbean known as the ‘Ten Island Challenge’, locking in every island, forming a perimeter around all their favorite places, such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Kenya, and Tanzania? If one didn’t know better, isn’t that the route drug traffickers and child traffickers utilize? It could just be a coincidence, but it sure is an interesting pattern. And they are just getting started, adding more islands to the list as they go. Sure, importing fossil fuels for power is likely costly and not terribly “green”, but solar panels don’t stand a chance in a hurricane, yet the majority of these islands are in the hurricane beltway. So what’s this REALLY all about? What’s in it for them? This was a very strategically thought-out plan that involves governments, politicians, the billionaire clan, power companies, and one of the biggest shipping industry companies in the world. What the heck would they have to do with renewable energy? A lot. In this open-sourced investigation, you will see the timeline, the shipmates, and how it all connects. You will see how it all manifested and possibilities as to where it is headed. After reviewing multiple sources citing the islands they have contracted with, it is clear that there are more than just “Ten Islands”. One source involved with the project reflects 10, while another reflects 13, and the Norwegian government claims there are contracts with 21 islands. Yes, the Norwegian government has a vested interest in this project as well. Below are two maps reflecting the majority of the islands that have been cited by most of those involved. It may not include all of the islands, as the “ten islands” were a test pilot for them to acquire additional contracts with other islands. Also note, San Adrés and Providencia are Colombian islands. That’s quite the pattern isn’t it? If one has ever done any research at all, they would gasp when seeing this. With most of these islands being in the hurricane beltway, the solar panels and wind farms have a difficult time sustaining strong winds and hurricanes, such is an example of the recently purchased solar farm Richard Branson’s Virgin company, BMR Energy, in St. Croix. Renewable energy sources require ongoing maintenance and being in the path of hurricanes adds for potential damage, all of which means more $$ for the providers of these services. One island that seldom sees hurricane damage is Aruba. Interestingly, Aruba has always been known to be a major cocaine hub for trans-shipment to the United States. Despite this, in 1999, when Bill Clinton was president, Aruba was removed from the U.S. State Department’s list of major drug producing and transit countries. According to the case study posted on the World Bank’s website, the reason for the decline is “unclear”. Curious. Caribbean Drug Transit Zone According to this Case Study: Drug Trafficking and The Netherlands Antilles, they clearly indicate that the Caribbean countries are geographically positioned in the world’s largest drug transit zone. They go on to state: “South America produces nearly all the world’s cocaine. The United States and Europe are responsible for 88 percent of global retail sales of cocaine, a market worth some US$70 billion in 2003(UNODC, 2005). The gross domestic product of the entire Caribbean was US$31.5 billion in 2004. (ECLAC, 2006). In other words, the value of the drug flows through the region may exceed the value of the entire licit economy.” Interesting side note: Back in 1995 former President Bill Clinton put the “black list” into law, known as the Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNT). It is a database of all known people and companies across the world that have ties to drug traffickers, have been drug dealers or are involved in asset laundering. Locals in various countries refer to it as “The Clinton List”. Most people are familiar with this list, but many are not aware that Bill Clinton is the one who put this law in place. It’s a hell of a database containing names, addresses, known connections, and unique registry or taxpayer ID. Those working ports must cross-reference the list when allowing cargo through. In the right hands, that database would be highly beneficial – in the wrong hands, it could be detrimental by controlling and monopolizing the drug industry. Caribbean Child Sex Trafficking Hub The Caribbean is not just a drug trafficking hub, it is also a child trafficking and sex trafficking hub. According to the Trafficking in Persons June, 2018 report, this is what they have to say about Aruba specifically: “As reported over the past five years, Aruba is a transit and destination country for women, men, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Venezuelan women are subjected to sex trafficking in Aruba, and foreign men and women are vulnerable to forced labor in the service and construction industries.” In a report by the Congressional Research Service from 2016 on ‘Trafficking in Person in Latin America and the Caribbean’ they state: “Human trafficking is a growing problem in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that contains major source, transit, and destination countries for trafficking victims. Major forms of TIP in the region include commercial sexual exploitation of women and children, labor trafficking within national borders and among countries in the region. The two countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the largest percentages of their populations subjected to “modern slavery,” a term associated with human trafficking, are Haiti and the Dominican Republic, according to the Walk Free Foundation. Countries in Latin America serve as source, transit, and destination countries for trafficking in persons. Victims are exploited within their own countries and trafficked to other countries in the region. Latin America is also the primary source region for people trafficked to the United States, including by transnational organize crime group. In FY2015, Mexico was the primary country of origin for foreign trafficking victims certified as eligible to receive U.S. assistance.” It is important to note: Countries that do not cooperate in the fight against human trafficking, and are not actively trying to put a stop to it, are listed as Tier 3 and are subject to U.S. aid restrictions. From the maps above of the islands they are working with, the following are on the Tier 3 List: Belize and Comoros. The Tier 2 Watch List represents countries that are aware of their severe forms of human trafficking, are attempting to make changes, but there is failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat the issue. The following, from the above maps, are on the Tier 2 Watch List: Haiti and Seychelles. The Tier 2 list represents those governments who do not fully meet the minimum standards, but are making efforts to bring themselves in compliance with those standards. The following, from the above maps, are on the Tier 2 list: Antigua & Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mauritius, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago. Of the 19 islands they have contracts with, there are serious human trafficking concerns on 11 of them. The ones listed as two in a group are counted as one, such as Antigua & Barbuda. However, with the exception of the Bahamas being listed as a Tier 1 (good), the other 8 are not on any of the Tier Lists, so it is difficult to determine where they stand. One very key aspect to mention before continuing – in their GEF/UNDP ‘Project Document’ for the ‘Ten Island Challenge’, they specifically state “Renewable energy and energy efficiency strategies and assessments on selected islands with specific targets that are inclusive, gender responsive and human rights-based.” Yet, they are working with islands that are well documented to be hosts for drug and child trafficking. They also indicate that “A network of young leaders will be created to identify and nurture youth to transition and lead the clean energy sustainable development agenda in the Caribbean.” One could understand the need for training the islanders in the recent solar farm equipment and other possible renewable energy sources being implemented, but where does “nurturing youth to transition and lead” play a role? Child trafficking has become a worldwide epidemic, with over 300 church clergy abusing over 1,000 children for years that just hit the news, a DCFS adoption manager, boy scout leaders, teachers, daycares, and thousands being arrested for child sex abuse and child pornography, and that’s just in the U.S. The Justice Department’s project safe child has been revving up in full gear with daily press releases of new arrests, and 2,300 in just the past three months. In India, they wouldn’t approve a well-known filmmaker’s movie on child trafficking, saying it’s “crude”. Aside from the well-known Pentagon scandal from 2007 where numerous military officials and defense contractors were subscribing to child pornography on Pentagon computers, just this month a NASA contractor, Anthony Joseph Culotta Jr. was arrested on child pornography charges.  What makes this story so alarming is that he has worked at the Kennedy Space Center Launch Services Program since 2004, and in 2018 he was found using his NASA-issued laptop computer to search for, view, and possess sexually explicit images of children. What’s worse, is of the over 1,000 images found, there were images of known victims previously identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Speaking of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), back in the mid 1990s, Belgium reached out to them in request for assistance with their missing children issues. The NCMEC’s Board of Directors authorized the creation of a new organization that would devote itself to doing globally what NCMEC was committed to doing in the United States. In 1998, members of the Board of the newly created ICMEC held their first meeting, and in April 1999 it was launched by then First Lady Hillary Clinton, Lady Catherine Meyer, and Cherie Booth Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. You can review the full press release that has been archived here, which shows a photo of the three of them at the launch. Coincidentally, it was Richard Branson’s mother, Eve Branson, who was a founding board member of ICMEC in 1999 and served on the Board of Directors until 2005. Richard Branson was ICMEC’s founding sponsor. ICMEC is a not-for-profit corporation supported entirely by private funds and resources, and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. It is not a government agency. In a photo of the Board of Directors provided on Wikipedia, we see Eve Branson, along with her son Richard Branson, as well has a myriad of other familiar faces. This begs the question, if they are so passionate about saving children, why are they investing their time and money in renewable energy on islands that have exceedingly high rates of child trafficking and abuse? Wouldn’t it make more sense for them to exert their time and money into helping with a more dire human need? Are abused children really going to benefit from all that solar power? To understand the magnitude of ICMEC’s reach, in a 2014 report for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations pertaining to “International Parental Child Abduction” it states that ICMEC has trained law enforcement in 121 countries. They has reviewed laws in 200 countries and worked with parliaments in 100 countries to enact new law on child pornography. They built a global missing children’s network to include 22 countries, established national centers in multiple countries, and created a regional center in Europe serving 13 countries in the Balkan region. In addition, they met with 400 Arab leaders in Cairo to create an agreement on child protection. They also partnered with the Vatican, Mayo Clinic and Il Telefono Azzurro to create ‘The Declaration of Rome’ … Continue reading Shipwrecked on Ten Islands with Clintons & Branson