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Hermitage Capital, Hamilton Securities, and Time to Speak Up… [Published Sept. 20, 2012]

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Post title Hermitage Capital, Hamilton Securities, and Time to Speak Up… [Published Sept. 20, 2012] **

**(With case-sensitive short-link ending “-18o” and about 10,200 words. Tweaked for format 1/1/2019 (yes, New Year’s Day) in response to Bill Browder in the news again.  Most tweaks were to the quotes, and I added some tags, including a few which were phrases summarizing key points as I saw them then (and still do). The background-color and font schemes (for quotes) are ‘all over the place.’ I made no attempt to redeem them or apply classic style consistency…Check out the next image of post tags, and two of the four comments (mine) with more data.  Some of the length is from long quotes…. //LGH.)

These tags indicate some, not all, the content. Two tags are complete sentences, a few refer to books about empires past.  Screenshot was taken 1/1/2019 after I tweaked this post in anticipation of posting excerpts on Twitter, or adding a new post on current events relating to The Magnitsky Act passed in 2012 at the urging of ex-pat U.S. Citizen (see “taxes”) now British hedge fund investor/manager (see Hermitage Capital), Bill Browder.

Tags to my Sept 20, 2012 post (some added Jan 1, 2019) on Hermitage, Hamilton Securities, Bill Browder, Magnitsky Law, and more generally, on the landscape of control. Bottom of image reflects previous & next post titles, showing some of my subject matter focus at that time.


How valuable is life? Does it depend on whose life?  Where’s your outrage and action?

I apologize for my inability (so far) to say this in a concise, trademarkable format.  I tend to the conversational:  “Consider this!”

I caught a hair-raising fragment of a Charlie Rose show; however, this horror story from Russia is NOT unique to Russia, IF we have ears to hear the Hamilton Securities and other similar stories.

Please learn with me….I know my blog isn’t good enough to communicate, but who else is explaining that what they say is unique to Russia isn’t — or isn’t yet — here. It could be anywhere, and is in parts, here.

Charlie Rose Hears Businessman’s Horrific Russian Nightmare That Has Enraged The U.S. Congress

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Brent Lambert

William Browder (born 1964) is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management.  The other night he sat down with Charlie Rose and proceeded to share his shocking and devastating story about his experience in Moscow that led to the imprisonment, torture, and eventual death of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Although Browder was a supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin, in 2006, after ten years doing business in the country, he was blacklisted by the Russian government as a “threat to national security” and denied entry to the country.  The Economist has accused the Russian government of blacklisting Browder because he interfered with the flow of money to “corrupt bureaucrats and their businessmen accomplices”.  And when you interfere with the corrupt Russian government your life instantly becomes a living hell.  The story that Bill Browder shares with Charlie Rose is so unbelievable it’s hard to imagine that something like this is still possible in 2012.

Is it?…. Not for me…

As Browder explains, his experience has enraged members of the U.S. Congress who are pushing through The Magnitsky Law, named in honor Sergei, which would impose a visa ban and asset freeze against the officials responsible not only for Magnitsky’s murder but also for other human rights abuses, including against individuals who “expose illegal activity” carried out by Russian officials or who seek to “defend or promote internationally recognized human rights and freedoms.” This includes journalists who have been murdered when they have dug too close to powerful officials or oligarchs. It includes human rights activists who have been beaten and crippled or killed for exposing the mistreatment of their fellow Russians.

To learn more about how organized crime has permeated every facet of the Russian Government be sure to visit Russian-Untouchables.com.  You can also read Bill Browder’s full story in his own words by reading his gut-wrenching personal story which he wrote for The Financial Times in 2009 entitled “They Killed My Lawyer.”


It is gut-wrenching.  But, by comparison, what would you call “The Franklin Coverup“** — that also was gut-wrenching, involved the unconscionable, and resulted in several people involved in exposing it meeting their deaths by violent means.

(**Link & this paragraph added 2019, but I’d been posting on it here and on another blog by 2012. Key info! If nothing else, Read foreword, table of contents, epilogue)One father and son investigator were, apparently, blown out of the sky returning from an interview with evidence, in a small plane (Gary Caradori).  The man who’d been hired to investigate their deaths then died under suspicious circumstances (Bill Colby, whom author says he knew well).

(From a diff’t site, regarding Private Investigator Gary Caradori; the year is 1991; after his plane was blown out of the sky, with father, 8-year-old son [and evidence he had just phoned this Senator about before the flight home] on board):

Senator Schmit submitted an affidavit stating that he had been warned that Caradori’s life was in danger. He also wrote a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the missing backseats of Caradori’s plane: “… I do not know anything about sabotage, but I have been told that a phosphorous type bomb would, in fact, vaporize metal and any other material with which it came in contact and that unless someone knew what they were looking for, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to detect…. I am sure there will be those who will scoff at such a suggestion, but there have been entirely too many violent deaths associated with this investigation….” http://franklinscandal.com/franklinscandal_caradoriinfo3.html (see also “info2” & “info1” urls for previous pages).

[This section + next four annotated (2X2) black-background images from FranklinScandal.com added 1/2019 and deal specifically with Gary Caradori’s evidence and sudden violent death with his son. DeCamp (Wm.Colby longtime friend) in The FranklinCoverup wrote that Colby, assigned to investigate Caradori’s death, also died in completely out-of-character circumstances.]

[Resuming the Sept. 2012 blog text..]


How invested are you, really — in the belief that that’s THERE but HERE it’s much better and significantly different; in the belief that THAT would NOT take place here (or that it has not).  In other words, do you still believe in US sovereignty?

Congress is outraged and ready to pass a law – but this is NOT a U.S. Corporation — the company headquartered in Guernsey and has an office in the Cayman Islands and Moscow. Yet the US Congress inherently moral about human rights abuses, is so enraged about the pilfering of its assets, and torture and murder of its attorney(s)  . . .  not that human rights abuses aren’t outrageous, but . . . . .

But I have to still ask the hard question — why is Congress protecting a non-US firm, while at the same time — and let’s quit pretending, OK? — selling off the assets of its own people who reside here, also treating horribly those who expose local corruption, and running (very profitably) a prison population which is not only a virtual slave labor force, but also a great investment for those who have no conscience about ongoing rapes and sexual assaults of minors in its cages (Correction Corporation of America)? (Read how Alex Friedman, Prison Legal News, an ex-CCA prisoner and now CCA shareholder, obtained 20% of shares to do something about the situation)

Bear with me if it’s a language or concept stretch; but we all ought to know stuff like this.

 

How often do you run across a website with a warning like this?  As a “U.S. Person” I cannot even access this site!  Does that include the “About Us” page? [[I’m not seeking information for purposes of purchase or joining…]]


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