Friday, December 26, 2014

CIA-linked program official advising Ukrainian police by Wayne Madsen

 CIA-linked program official advising Ukrainian police

Ron Glensor, an official of the U.S. Department of Justice's International
International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), - See more at:
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International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), - See more at:
 Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) program and U.S. citizen, is now advising Ukrainian police with his initial posting at the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Khmelnytsky region. Glensor's appointment follows the naming of U.S. citizen Natalie Jaresko, another U.S. citizen, as Ukraine's Finance Minister. To overcome Ukrainian constitutional prohibitions against foreign nationals serving as government leaders, Jaresko was given Ukrainian citizenship by the Kiev regime.

Jaresko is currently involved in a contentious divorce with her ex-husband and ex-business partner, Ihor Figlus, over ownership of the assets of Jaresko's and Figlus's joint company, Kiev-based Horizon Capital, established 20 years ago with a $150 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Horizon Capital operated the Emerging Europe Growth Fund, a group charged with illegal insider trading of Ukrainian securities. According to court divorce documents, Horizon Capital bought Ukrainian artwork, Georgian carpets, expensive cars, and antique furniture. Jaresko also managed the USAID-financed
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), a CIA contrivance that steered U.S. investment dollars into "pro-democracy" movements in Moldova and Belarus. WNISEF and Horizon also laundered a sizable chunk of the $5 billion in U.S. aid that helped overthrow the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The U.S. taxpayers not only paid for the couple's opulent life style but they helped pay the freight to embed Natalie Jaresko in a major Ukrainian government post in order to help steer Ukraine closer to the NATO and western economic orbit. As a member of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's Cabinet, Jaresko was instrumental in urging the Ukrainian Rada (parliament) to end Ukraine's status as a non-aligned country and subjugate Ukraine's economy to the IMF anf World Bank.

Jaresko is not the only foreigner in Ukraine's Cabinet. She is joined by the Lithuanian-Jewish Aivaras Abromavicius, who serves as the Economy Minister, and Aleksandr Kvitashili, the Health Minister who is also a Georgian citizen. Furthermore, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been serving as an adviser to the Ukrainian government of President Petro Poroshenko. Abromavicius was a partner of East Capital and in 2012 he participated in the 9th Annual Yalta Meeting where a number of neocons and CIA assets in Eastern Europe were also present. The Yalta Meeting is a mini-Davos meeting, which has been sponsored annually since 2004 by Ukrainian Jewish billionaire Victor Pinchuk, a friend of Steven Spielberg and Henry Kissinger. The 2012 meeting brought together all the key players in the 2013 coup against Yanukovych, including Yatsenyuk, Poroshenko, Abromavicius, and Elena Andrianova of the Rothschild Trust Group responsible for Russia and the former Soviet Eurasian countries. Also present at Yalta were some of the habitués of George Soros-sponsored international "New World Order" symposia, including Yatsenyuk's wife and head of the Soros-financed Open Ukraine Foundation Tereziya Yatsenyuk, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, Newt Gingrich, Condoleezza Rice, Rebecca Harms of the European Parliament's Green Party bloc, Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute, Levi Matusof of the European Center for Jewish Public Affairs (Europe's version of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee-AIPAC), former World Bank president Robert Zoellick, and former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Ukraine's new top traffic cop, Glensor, is a retired assistant chief of police of the Reno, Nevada police department and a former fellow of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C.  In 1999, the editor reported in The Progressive that "Janice Stromsen, a career employee of the Justice Department who served as ICITAP's director, resisted the program's takeover by CIA elements. In February [1999], Stromsen was relieved of her duties after complaining to the Justice Department Inspector General that ICITAP was being used by the CIA to recruit agents among foreign police officials." The Progressive article was cited by Project Censored as among the top 25 censored news stories of 1999. Stromsen died from pancreatic cancer in 2012.

ICITAP is used by the CIA to recruit foreign police officers, including in Ukraine.

Mostly outsourced to a favorite CIA contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), ICITAP provided cover for the CIA to infiltrate police agencies around the world. After initiially blowing the whistle on ICITAP's intelligence-related operations, Stromsen was joined by another ICITAP employee, Martin "Mick" Andersen, who charged that agencies other than the Justice Department were engaging in “illegal activities” in Haiti. Charles Allen, who worked for the Richardson, Texas police department and was assigned to ICITAP in 1995, said that the CIA would approach foreign police students enrolled in ICITAP training programs during off hours and weekends in an attempt to recruit them to be American spies. Other CIA recruitment of foreign police officers occurred during ICITAP training sessions at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

ICITAP first began providing the CIA with "official cover" to infiltrate foreign police agencies in 1990 when it began its first operations in Panama after the U.S. military invasion. These operations were then expanded to Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Georgia, the Eastern Slavonia province of Croatia, Serbia, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, and Iraq. ICITAP and CIA operations were closely linked in counter-narcotics/insurgency operations in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Haiti, and Panama.

ICITAP grew out of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program started in the early 1960s that saw U.S. police officers assigned to foreign police agencies for the purpose of training. However, it soon became obvious that the CIA was using the USAID program to gain influence over foreign police agencies to combat Soviet and Chinese influence. This was particularly the case in Somalia, where the Somali National Police served as a pro-U.S. counterpart to the pro-Communist bloc Somali armed forces. The chief CIA liaison working with the Somali National Police was a police officer on loan from the Los Angeles Police Department.