Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yanukovych victory in Ukraine reverberates in Thailand

The presidential victory of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine and the death of the CIA's and George Soros's "Orange Revolution" in that country has seen a ripple effect in far-away Thailand.

Thailand has dropped criminal charges against four Kazakh nationals and a Belarus citizen arrested on December 12 in Bangkok when their Ilyushin IL-76 cargo transport landed in Bangkok with a cargo from the Korea Mechanical Industry Company in Pyongyang, North Korea. A cache of weapons was discovered on the aircraft. Although the Thai authorities claim that Kazakhstan and Belarus requested their citizens be freed in order that they can conduct their own investigation, the ouster of the neocon government of Ukraine signals that the new government of Yanukovych may be in a position to shine a bright light on an Israeli Mossad and CIA operation designed to get two bangs for the buck -- after the plane, which was flying the North Korean arms to Sri Lanka in support of that nation's U.S.- and Israeli-supported repressive government, was discovered by Thai authorities, the Israelis and Americans decided to concoct a story that the weapons were destined for Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. The CIA had another goal -- it wanted to "test" what types of weapons North Korea was offering for sale on the black market.

On December 15, 2009, WMR reported: "WMR's Asian intelligence sources strongly suspect that an Ilyushin-76 cargo plane seized in Bangkok on December 12 transporting 40 tons of North Korean weapons was a CIA sting operation designed to obtain, using a 'front' airline and regular arms smuggling route, the latest North Korean weaponry available for purchase on the black market.

The IL-76 plane was registered in the Republic of Georgia, a close military ally of the United States and Israel. The IL-76, tail number 4L-AWA, has a history that is emblematic of planes used for smuggling weapons. Earlier this year, the plane was sold by East Wing, a 'private' airline in Kazakhstan, East Wing, which was formerly known as GST Aero and was accused of involvement in arms smuggling -- particularly to Eritrea, Somalia, and India -- and banned by the European Union and Bahrain -- sold the plane in October to Beibarys, another Kazakh airline. The plane was then sold to Air West Georgia and was re-registered in the Republic of Georgia. The flight number of the IL-76 while flying through Bangkok was AWG 732. The plane has also been associated with Asia Wings JSC of Kazakhstan, which also flies to Hanoi.

The firm that chartered the company to fly the weapons from Pyongyang, North Korea is a New Zealand company called SP Trading Ltd. of Auckland. SP Trading also does business in Ukraine. SP Trading is part of a larger firm called GT Group, a firm incorporated in Vanuatu.

GT Group's website states the firm 'is dedicated to providing an extensive range of offshore company services for privacy, legal tax avoidance, asset protection, financial independence and freedom.' In addition to New Zealand and Vanuatu, the company has offices in Samoa (Samoa International Company, Inc.) and the Cook Islands (Cook Islands International Company, Inc.). The Vanuatu subsidiary, Vanuatu International Business Company, registers yachts and boats under the Vanuatu flag.

'GT' appears to stand for Geoffrey Taylor who also is the main shareholder of Vicam of 369 Queen Street in Auckland, the same address that houses the offices of SP Trading and GT Group. Taylor has brokered the sale of Azerbaijani oil to New Zealand via two firms, Sumato Energy Group, Ltd. and Vicam (Auckland), Ltd. Taylor has also been involved with two other firms, Petromobil Ltd. and Sunseeker Energy (Australasia), Ltd., solar power equipment company that has operations in New Zealand, Australia, Norfolk Island, and Lord Howe Island.

Of the IL-76's five-man crew arrested by Thai authorities at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, four were carrying Kazakhstan passports: Alexandr Zrybnev, Viktor Abdullayev, Vitaliy Shumkov, and Ilyas Issakov. The fifth, pilot Mikhail Petukhou, was in possession of a passport from Belarus.

When Thai authorities seized the weapons, reportedly after a 'tip' from U.S intelligence sources, the plane was discovered to have a false cargo declaration stating the plane was carrying oil drilling equipment, a rather strange export from North Korea, a non-oil producing or exploration nation. Instead, the plane was found to be transporting rocket-propelled grenades and launchers, missile tubes, surface-to-air missile launchers, military spare parts and other weapons. Thai authorities stated that the U.S. intelligence sources that tipped them off stated that the final destination for the cargo was 'sensitive information.' Thai authorities claimed the military cargo would be 'destroyed' but the crates and boxes were trucked to a secure warehouse at a Thai air force base in Nakhon Sawan province outside of Bangkok.

The IL-76 landed at Hostomel Airport, near Kiev on October 13, reportedly without any cargo, and flew to Baku, Azerbaijan on December, 8 and onward to the United Arab Emirates (reportedly Sharjah), landing in Bangkok on the morning of December 12 for refueling. The plane took off for Pyongyang and after picking up the weapons landed back in on Mueang, Bangkok at 4 pm on December 12. The plane's onward destinations from Bangkok were reportedly Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ukraine. WMR's Asian intelligence sources believe that the CIA knew the plane was planning to pick up weapons in North Korea and may have even chartered the aircraft and arranged a deal to purchase the North Korean weapons through shadowy front companies to both embarrass the North Koreans and discover what was being sold on the global weapons black market.

After the plane was seized in Bangkok, dubious sources reported that the plane was en route to Pakistan, Afghanistan, or an unnamed 'Middle Eastern' country, such as Iran, to deliver its weapons.

The IL-76's most recent owner, Air West Georgia, has close links with the same ownership, to Sun Air, a privately-owned airline headquartered in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, which runs service to Nyala, the largest city in war-torn Darfur.

WMR's Asian intelligence sources report that the ultimate destination for the weapons was the Sri Lankan regime of President Mahinda Rajapakse, who, after his bloody genocide launched with the assistance of Israeli and American military advisers against his nation's Tamil minority, needed to replenish his army's weaponry. Rajapakse defeated former Sri Lankan Army commander, General Sareth Fonseka, in a presidential election widely believed to have been fraudulent. Rajapakse, who planned to steal the election, understood he needed additional weapons to put down anticipated street demonstrations. Rajapakse has arrested Fonseka and the wife of the former army commander has described the conditions of her husband's detention is worse than how an animal in treated.

After the IL-76 was detained in Thailand, the neocon media began to spread the word that the North Korean weapons were destined for Iran. However, that charge was denied by Iran and Thai government spokesman Panitan Wattanayarkorn said reports that the North Korean weapons were heading to Iran were incorrect. It was the neocon-owned and Israel-influenced Wall Street Journal that first floated the Iran connection to the North Korean weapons story. The paper reported that the IL-76 was destined for Tehran with the North Korean weapons. Other media outlets quickly picked up on the Mossad-designed disinformation campaign and happily echoed it.

The botched North Korean operation also highlighted the connections between U.S., Israeli, Ukrainian, Georgian, and Azerbaijani intelligence services. On December 23, 2009, WMR reported: "The cargo plane used to transport the weapons from North Korea was chartered by an intricate web of CIA front and pass-through companies registered in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Georgia, British Virgin Islands, and Sharjah. The Air West Georgia plane is owned by Overseas Cargo FZE of Sharjah and was leased to SP Trading of Auckland, New Zealand. The IL-76 was previously owned by a Kazakhstan-based company linked to international weapons smuggler Viktor Bout, now imprisoned in Bangkok while the United States appeals a Thai court decision not to extradite him to the United States. Bout has flown charter missions for the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the United Nations, the CIA, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Bout apparently knows enough about U.S. intelligence operations, including 9/11-related information, for him to be a threat to the CIA.

The operation to smuggle weapons from North Korea was a CIA sting operation, conducted with the assistance of Mossad assets in Azerbaijan, where the IL-76 stopped en route to North Korea from Ukraine, and Georgian and Ukrainian intelligence. The North Koreans responded favorably to the request from Sri Lanka for arms because the two countries have been close allies in the Non-Aligned Movement. There is also a possibility, according to our sources, that the IL-76 picked up weapons in Azerbaijan while en route to Sri Lanka, Bangkok, and North Korea.

One of the organizations that served as a 'source for the Wall Street Journal's disinformation about Iran being the final destination for the North Korean weapons, TransArms of Chicago, is, according to our sources in China and Japan, linked to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. The only other time TransArms, a non-governmental organization, has surfaced in the main stream media in the recent past has concerned its reports about the smuggling of weapons to Hamas in Gaza.

Chinese intelligence sources report that the 'sting' operation conducted against North Korea and Iran appears to have been part of a plan by the CIA to resurrect the pro-U.S. "GUAM" alliance of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. All four countries are now led by governments put into office by elements associated with George Soros and his Open Society Institute/Foundation."

With Yanukovych coming to power in Kiev, the Ukrainian component of the new intelligence partnership has turned into a weak link. The Obama administration understands that it stands to be exposed in the covert operation, including its aiding and abetting of genocide and the bloody crackdown on the opposition in Sri Lanka. The U.S. embassy in Bangkok has remained silent on the Thai announcement of the release of the Kazakhs and Belarussian to their home countries.

The Israelis and Americans attempted to cover their tracks by putting out a false flag story that the IL-76 was chartered by an entity called Union Top Management Ltd., of Hong Kong to fly oil industrial parts from Pyongyang to Tehran with only a refueling stop in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Union Top's owner is a shadowy Spaniard from Barcelona who set up the firm through an entity called R & G Management Consultancy. The Associated Press was the main source of the Iranian link to the IL-76 false flag story. The Thai Foreign Ministry also released a report citing the bogus Iranian link to the North Korean weapons and the validity of the Thai report was actually questioned by Wattanayagorn, the Thai government spokesman.

It is anticipated that Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakshtan and Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko will ensure the IL-76 crewmen remain silent about their covert operation as a quid pro quo for their release by Thailand. However, the question still remains. Did the United States and Israel pressure Thailand to release the North Korean weapons to Sri Lanka, the actual destination for the armaments cache?