Follow The Money!! - New Pipeline To Tap The  Caspian Sea Gas Bonanza, DAWN - Business; 12 March, 1998,  Exxon, Afghanistan and China, Chevron supports the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline,  Oil/ Unocal etc with coresearcherx, Bush-Cheney is U.S. oil industry dream team, G.W. Bush-Bin Laden Connections, ITERA

Caspian Sea Oil and Natural Gas Export Routes

In backtracking the reasons for the US long term interests in Central Asia and Afghanistan, I noted some peculiar involvement of what were our former Cold War enemies on American soil. Let me explain:

ITERA is a privately owned subsidiary of GAZPROM, the federally owned Russian gas company. ITERA has been trying to get the capital funding to go public but ran up against the need to divulge the stock ownership -- which they're very reluctant to do. ITERA, is a company registered in Jacksonville, FLorida. They not only deal in oil and gas, but have construction companies, real estate development, manufacture plastic utensils, etc. They bank off-shore in places like Cyprus.

ITERA announced on 4/25/2001 they are intending to develop oil in Texas. What??!!

I know you're familiar enough with the news, I am certain you know about the investigation into stock trade deals, off shore banking, etc that are all being tied to bin Laden. Tonight I heard the blame being shared now with a Chechen.

One side of the ties here are Opus Dei and Vatican banking -- don't forget many of our highly placed government officials are members of Opus Dei -- one is Louis Freeh, among others. Remember when a "crazed" Muslim wanted to kill the Pope? On the other side we have the transnational corporations, like Unocal, Exxon, Gazprom, et al.

I am trying to determine which side ITERA was funding the terrorists for. That's the hard one. I cannot overlook the fact Putin maybe, just maybe, has decided to play all ends against the middle and come out on top when the dust clears. Is he and his cabal the Third factor in this? Putin is master craftsman.


"One obvious potential route south would be across Iran. However, this option is foreclosed for American companies because of U.S. sanctions legislation. The only other possible route option is across Afghanistan, which has its own unique challenges.

"The country has been involved in bitter warfare for almost two decades. The territory across which the pipeline would extend is controlled by the Taliban, an Islamic movement that is not recognized as a government by most other nations.
From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of our proposed pipeline cannot begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders and our company.

"In spite of this, a route through Afghanistan appears to be the best option with the fewest technical obstacles. It is the shortest route to the sea and has relatively favorable terrain for a pipeline. The route through Afghanistan is the one that would bring Central Asian oil closest to Asian markets and thus would be the cheapest in terms of transporting the oil.

Unocal envisions the creation of a Central Asian Oil Pipeline Consortium. The pipeline would become an integral part of a regional oil pipeline system that will utilize and gather oil from existing pipeline infrastructure in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia."

It only begins here. The players had to put in place an intricate network to accomplish their goals. It ultimately led to one arm of this slimy octopus: a company called ITERA registered in Jackonsville FL -- a private Russian subsidiary of GAZPROM -- ITERA is among other things, a construction company, a manufacturer of plastic utensils (are you paying attention?), real estate developers, oil and gas developers, so on and so forth. They're real big believers in off shore banking. I am trying to make this as simple as possible, but it truly is a Gordian knot of political and governmental complexity that is mind boggling. I am still trying to grasp the enormous implications here. This all ties into Kosovo, the taking down of Milosevic (he refused to play ball), and the destabilization of the Central Asian areas and our bribing these impoverished CIS countries with IMF/World Bank funds (can you spell American t-a-x-$$$?) I am not sure if China and Russia wholly embrace US plans -- that's why we're waving our national dick in their face -- to prove we CAN piss higher up the fence.

17:24 2001-07-10


The Audit Chamber (the superior controlling body of Russia) has not found violations in the activity of the international group of the ITERA companies in Russia.

An auditor of the Audit Chamber, Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn, told a news conference that the checking was aimed at finding possible violations of the Russian legislation in extracting and realising natural gas.
Apart from that, the Audit Chamber checked the financial relations between the group of the ITERA companies and the biggest Russian gas producing company Gazprom. The Audit Chamber checked the activity of the companies in 1999 - 2000. ITERA consists of more than 130 enterprises in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Baltic countries, the USA - altogether in 24 countries. At the present time ITERA supplies gas to all the states of the former Soviet Union.

The Audit Chamber checked only those enterprises which had been registered on the territory of Russia, said Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn.

According to him, the Audit Chamber investigated "the question of ITERA's possession of gas deposits in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (Siberia) in the Polar region, additional exploration conducted by it, improvement of gas transportation facilities and others." "The spot check has shown that the obligations to make investments assumed upon the purchase of the shares are fulfilled by the company in full," said Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn.

Apart from that, the checks have established that the relationships between ITERA and Gazprom in transporting gas fully comply with the Russian legislation.

The report of the Audit Chamber will be sent to the Federation Council (the Upper House of the Russian Parliament) and to the State Duma (the Lower House of the Russian Parliament). On the basis of this report, an information letter will be written to the Russian President with conclusions about the results of the audit, said Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn. -O- (kos/ant)
10/07/01 17:22

19:23 2001-04-25


The Itera International Group intends to produce oil in Texas, Itera Vice President Yevstakhy Nanivsky told reporters. According to him, it is planned to hold respective talks soon and to drill two operational oil wells in an oil field in that state. Nanivsky pointed out that Itera is already implementing an oil production project in the Stavropol Krai in Russia. The Caucasus Oil Company, a joint venture of Itera and Kavkaztransgaz, has been founded for that purpose. Itera plans to produce 300-500 tons of oil a year in the Stavropol Krai. Additionally, the Caucasus Oil Company owns an oil refinery, Nanivsky pointed out. According to him, Itera intends to invest $10-15 million in oil production in that region.

Russians are not dying from alcholism in large numbers as claimed -- it's this.Russians are being spread around the globe. Halliburton was just awarded a five billion dollar contract to start to clean this mess up. Did Cheney know?You bet your ass he did!-----


Staff members of the radiation service of the Moscow Radon scientific and production association summoned to the capital's Riga market by its veterinary and sanitary laboratory have found that 25 kilogrammes of fresh-picked cranberries had higher than normal radiation levels. According to traders, the berries came from the Tver region, central Russia. The Radon-Press information centre said that Radon's radiation service gathers a "bumper crop" of mushrooms and berries each summer, not in the woods, however, but on Moscow markets. As a rule, wild-growing products contain cesium-137 radionuclides which, if accumulated in large quantities in the human body, have an adverse effect on health. Products not meeting health standards are withdrawn by radiologists and sent to a special site for disposal with other radioactive waste.

ITERA reg in US

Media Reports

Itera set to publish list of owners

ITERA Hidden funds

ITERA - Russian P O Box in Amsterdam


By Anatoly Khodorovsky

The plot intricately woven the day before "Gazprom" shareholders meeting has revealed an interesting regularity: in Russia they either can not or do not want to understand what offshore zones and the business related to them are. "I am overwhelmed with indignation. At the last meeting we were assured that those were serious Western investors who wanted to buy the ?DR, - said Boris Fedorov, a professional shareholder, speaking of 1.44% of Gazprom shares. I expected to see Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley or another major company in the list. And to my surprise, it contained obscure companies registered in some islands".

Fedorov's adversaries in their turn hoped that behind the former minister of finance there are companies which are the gas monopolist shareholders registered in Moscow in Povarskaya Street, where his office is located. But what they saw was a group of companies from an ?guinsky Buryatsky Autonomous District that practices preferential taxation.

Another disappointment was ITERA Group equity structure. The public represented by fighters against the current opacity expected the names of Viakhirev, ??marov, Chernomyrdin, Pushkin, Scheremet or at least their family members and relatives to be announced. Then, there would have been a number of reasons to talk about corruption for earning both political and financial capital. But it turned out that the parent company of the group had been registered somewhere in Netherlands Antilles. Moreover, 60.99% of its shares are owned by two ESOP funds managed by a trust company. It seems very similar to a forgotten Soviet term "funds owned by the labor collective".

Actually, these are ordinary closed private funds. And the trust management allows to avoid transparency unwanted by shareholders. Observers have immediately begun to guess: Would ITERA continue to disclose information about the company to enter international markets? The most probable answer is negative. The thing is that the company has disclose almost everything that may be needed for a normal investor: there are funds, and there is a trust registered in certain islands. And that is the case not only with ITERA. Regent Pacific, one of the recognized investors in Russia, adds (Cyprus) at the end and is owned by a company from Barbados Islands.

Credit Suisse First Boston is from Cyprus, a company from Bermudan Islands stands behind Renaissance Capital which is also from Cyprus. Trusts stand behind even George Soros Foundation. Nobody is uncomfortable because of the "island" origin of the funds. Well-known names listed in the Central Bank of Cyprus register are mentioned in combination with numerous islands. This is the way the investment business is arranged. It does not want to pay extra taxes, and it does not want to disclose additional information about real investor. The principles are not to be mixed up with dirty money, corruption and even with outflow of capital.

Fighting the crime in the economy is the task to be resolved in other ways. And it is high time that speculations on the offshore subject be stopped. At least, for improving the investment climate in the country.

Russia Reform Monitor No. 867, September 9, 2001
American Foreign Policy Council, Washington, DC


September 7:


On a visit to Baku,
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov extended the offer of Russian assistance in
building Azerbaijan's national air defense system and providing Russian
equipment to his Azerbaijani counterpart, Safar Abiev, Nezavisimaya Gazeta
reports. Azerbaijan's inability to protect its own airspace became apparent
back in August, when Baku was unable to ward off Iranian incursions over
disputed oil fields without the assistance of the Turkish air force.
Moscow's offer includes the creation of modern air defenses not only for
Azerbaijan, but for the other countries of the region as well, according to
the newspaper.

September 8:


Five major American firms have obtained a $5 billion contract for the dismantlement and storage of nuclear
weapons and hazardous materials from the arsenal of the former Soviet Union,
BBC has reported. Under the five-year contract obtained by Haliburton
International, Raytheon, Bechtel National, Parsons Delaware and Washington
Group International, missiles, bombers and submarines are among the items to
be destroyed in compliance with Russia's international treaty obligations.
The contract also covers the storage of dismantled warheads. In addition,
the United States is reportedly also seeking the expansion of the program to
include the destruction of Russian chemical and biological weapons stores.

Gazprom Audit Woes  
The Moscow Times
Gazprom's board of directors Tuesday rejected an offer made by minority shareholders to have the gas monopoly undergo an independent audit.

As was earlier decided, the board will stick to the multinational auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which will investigate several of Gazprom's commercial dealings, the board said in a statement issued after the meeting.

One of the issues to be audited is Gazprom's relationship with
Itera, a Jacksonville, Florida-registered company that has seen its gas production grow as Gazprom's falls.

The controversy surrounding Gazprom and Itera began last year when Gazprom board member Boris Fyodorov, who represents minority shareholders, accused the gas giant of transferring valuable assets to Itera.
In January, Fyodorov asked Deloitte & Touche to conduct an independent audit of Gazprom's relationship with Itera and other subsidiaries on behalf of investors.

Miller is also expected to present a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers on Gazprom's links to
Itera, an offshore vehicle that rapidly acquired huge assets that once belonged to Gazprom. Top Gazprom managers have always denied any links to Itera. But if that is so, why would management guarantee 5.5 billion rubles in loans to a competitor, shareholders are asking.
As investors anxiously await the results of the Itera audit, some other long-awaited data has been released.

From Deloitte Touche- Moscow:Apart from astonishingly attractive trading relationships, Itera received 1.2 trillion cubic metres of gas reserves, $450 mn of loan guarantees and exclusive pipeline access rights from Gazprom to enable it to produce 20 bcm of gas in 2000 (4% of Russia’s output):


The puzzle pieces are almost all there


In more recent decades SMOM has acted as a funding conduit, a black market gold channel and money-laundry for the CIA, amongst others – and is known to act as the Vatican’s intelligence arm. It was, for example, alleged to be involved in the disappearance of Russia’s gold reserves – over 2000 metric tonnes - that vanished during 1991, around the time that Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev was ousted from office.

One Vatican group that has extremely close ties to the Knights of Malta is the ultra right wing Opus Dei. This is an immensely powerful faction in the Vatican today, whose public “do good” activities eclipse a plethora of the darkest political and financial machinations known to man. It will not come as a surprise, perhaps, that Carone was closely associated with Opus Dei and, in particular, a covert operation that had its origin back in 1944. This was Operation Amadeus.

[Ask yourself what former FBI agent Robert Hanssen really knows. He too, was/is an Opus Dei member]

Higham’s subsequent research proved the existence of this high cabal that he dubbed “The Fraternity” not only existed but benefited handsomely throughout WW11. This led the author to ask:

“What would have happened if millions of Americans and British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New jersey managers shipped the enemy’s fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the enemy was shipping Allied fuel? Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbour was doing millions of dollars’ worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the head office in Manhattan? Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorisation from Dearborn, Michigan? Or that Colonel Sothenes Behn, the head of the international American telephone conglomerate ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler’s communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London? Or that ITT built the Focke-Wulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops? Or that crucial ball bearings were shipped to Nazi associated customers in Latin America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Goring’s cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of them? Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?” {The coming WW III will be enacted the same way]

The Octopus – or “Oct Opus” as one European documentary film producer renders the spelling when referring to Opus Dei (which began life on 2 October 1928) - has eight arms that surround its mouth (ensuring a constant supply of food) and three hearts and is not, therefore, conducive to starving or dying. But it can also be identified by these oddities. Opus Dei, the group that are now in control of the Vatican are undoubtedly one arm of this global criminal network......

  The New Great Game: Oil Politics in Central Asia  


Brother Jonathan Gazette

The “Black” Pope Count Hans Kolvenbach—The Jesuit’s General. Cheery Clan o' Leprechauns, eh?


Secret Court Goes on Extra Duty Gadz, a Secret Court! Why do these lofty powermeisters seem so much like the Chiporee Chipmunk Treehouse kiddies club?