US Seeks Forfeiture of the Oil from IRGC Tanker

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

A civil forfeiture complaint is merely an allegation. The United States bears the burden of proving that the oil in question is subject to forfeiture in a civil forfeiture proceeding. Funds successfully forfeited with a connection to a state sponsor of terrorism may in whole or in part be directed to the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (http://www.usvsst.com/) after the conclusion of the case.

NEW YORK – The United States filed a forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that all oil aboard a Liberian-flagged vessel, the M/T Achilleas (Achilleas), is subject to forfeiture based on U.S. terrorism forfeiture laws. This investigation was led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and the FBI’s Minneapolis office.

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The complaint alleges a scheme involving multiple entities affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to covertly ship Iranian oil to a customer abroad. Participants in the scheme attempted to disguise the origin of the oil using ship-to-ship transfers, falsified documents, and other means and provided a fraudulent bill of lading to deceive the owners of the Achilleas into loading the oil in question.

The complaint alleges in part that the oil constitutes the property of, or a “source of influence” over, the IRGC and the IRGC-QF, both of which have been designated by the United States as foreign terrorist organizations. The documents allege that profits from oil sales support the IRGC’s full range of nefarious activities, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, support for terrorism, and a variety of human rights abuses, at home and abroad.

“This latest civil forfeiture action exemplifies the remarkable work of this multi-agency task force that works tirelessly toward furthering our shared goal of protecting the homeland from regimes that threaten our national security,” said Special Agent in Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh for HSI New York. “This investigation sends a message that the attempted circumvention of U.S. sanctions by the IRGC-QF will not be tolerated. HSI will continue to work with our partners and utilize the full scope of our authorities to disrupt the attempts of hostile countries and regimes to generate profits from oil sales used to support terrorism and the proliferation and delivery of weapons of mass destruction.”

“Iran uses profits from its petroleum sector to fund the malign activities of the IRGC-QF, a designated terrorist group,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael F. Paul of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office. “The FBI will continue to prioritize the enforcement of sanctions, and we applaud the efforts of our agents and partners on this investigation.”

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will continue working with our law enforcement partners to stem the flow of illicit oil from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Qods Force,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin. “We will use all available tools, including our jurisdiction to seize and forfeit assets located abroad, to combat funding for terrorists and those who would do harm to the United States.”

“The forfeiture complaint filed today serves as a reminder that the IRGC and IRGC-QF continue to exert significant control over the sale of Iranian oil,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the National Security Division. “As we have demonstrated in the past, the department will deploy all tools at its disposal to ensure that the IRGC and IRGC-QF cannot use profits from the sale of Iranian oil to fund terrorism and other activities that threaten the safety and security of all Americans.”

A civil forfeiture complaint is merely an allegation. The United States bears the burden of proving that the oil in question is subject to forfeiture in a civil forfeiture proceeding. Funds successfully forfeited with a connection to a state sponsor of terrorism may in whole or in part be directed to the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund after the conclusion of the case.

HSI New York and the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office are leading the investigation of Iranian petroleum shipments. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael P. Grady and Brian P. Hudak of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and Trial Attorney David Lim of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the National Security Division are prosecuting the case, with support from Paralegal Specialist Brian Rickers and Legal Assistant Jessica McCormick of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section’s Program Operations Staff of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division has provided extensive assistance throughout the investigation.


Rep. Greene is a Victim of Kevin “McCarthyism”

By: Cliff Kincaid

Back in 2010, my group America’s Survival, Inc. held a news conference urging Congress to revive the House Internal Security Committee, the successor to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Then-Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa was asked if he would support the “re-creation of such committees” and answered, “I would. I think that is a good process and I would support it.” If Republicans had followed his advice, they might not be in the minority and facing a Marxist majority in Congress today.

King was eventually forced out of Congress by current House Republican Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy because King was outspoken in support of saving Western civilization and opposing open borders and multiculturalism. McCarthy is now trying to accede to Democratic Party demands to censor and even expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Trump supporter.

McCarthy is under pressure to practice a new form of “McCarthyism” against his own members. This form of “McCarthyism” involves censoring and even destroying the careers of conservative Republicans.

Raising the possibility of a high-level sex ring operating in the world today means that you are immediately attacked as a QAnon conspiracy theorist. That’s what is happening to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. We are told that some of her old social media posts seemed to indicate sympathy for the QAnon “conspiracy theory.” Other controversial statements have also been dredged up.

Tucker Carlson notes, “The media wants you fixated on Marjorie Taylor Greene. You should ask why.” It’s because the Democrats want to divert attention away from other more serious and even sinister issues involving top Democrats.

Greene is really under attack because she has dared to file impeachment charges against Joe Biden, “the Big Guy” in the Hunter Biden emails.  The charges include the report that “Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an ‘Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring…’”

This was based on the report, “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns,” published by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

Meanwhile, John Weaver, a political operative who co-founded the anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project has been implicated in homosexual/pedophile activity. Even the New York Times has taken note of his alleged role as a sex predator who groomed young men. One victim was a 14-year-old kid.

A married father of two, he now says, “The truth is that I’m gay.” He is clearly sick and an example of the sickness that pervades society.

Former President Trump, during the campaign, referred to people who believe in QAnon as being opposed to pedophilia. Many people recognize this sickness in society and want it investigated and prosecuted.

Is there any reason to believe these activities exist or that actual conspiracies of such people are being protected by top government officials? Apart from the John Weaver case, have you ever heard of Jeffrey Epstein? He died under mysterious circumstances in a federal jail and his sex tapes are in somebody’s hands.

Two FBI agents, Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger, were just killed executing a search warrant in a child pornography investigation.

Child pornography and human trafficking are some of the worst evils in our society and the world. They exist because they are being protected by powerful people.

Joe Biden’s new open borders executive orders encourage human trafficking into the United States.

What’s more, as my group documented, former President Barack Hussein Obama was mentored by a communist sex pervert by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, who served as a father figure. Davis, who died in 1987, was a heavy drinker and marijuana user who wrote a pornographic novel, Sex Rebel, disclosing that he had sex with children, including a 13-year-old girl. In a poem, Obama wrote about “Pop,” with strange lines about stains and smells on shorts, that Obama biographer David Maraniss confirmed was Davis. Writer Jack Cashill noted the poem has definite “sexual overtones.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is accused of believing in a strange conspiracy theory while the Biden Administration and many Democrats believe in a so-called “transgender” theory of human life holding that men can be women and vice versa. Even the liberal pope has rejected this nonsense, a form of DNA denial.

But if you refer to the facts about biology and science regarding men and women, you can run the risk of being censored by Big Tech, a cesspool of odd-ball views.

As I argued in a previous column, Rep. Greene has identified the right enemies, including George Soros. But her critics argue that criticism of Soros is anti-Semitism. This is ridiculous. Soros promotes transgenderism, among other theories designed to undermine our Judeo-Christian civilization.

In terms of high-level sex predators, I noted the following:

  • Theodore McCarrick has been identified as the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic leader ever to be removed for sexually abusing a minor and is also accused of sexually abusing seminarians. He was a leading “progressive” in the church who supported homosexual civil unions, a form of marriage, as far back as 2006. Catholic columnist Matt Abbott, who reported on McCarrick’s homosexual activity back in 2005, had told me, “I believe the Church establishment and mainstream media protected him, mainly because he’s a prominent liberal cardinal.”
  • Harry Hay, founder of the modern gay rights movement, was a supporter of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).
  • Dennis Hastert, the former Republican House Speaker, pleaded guilty to federal charges of lying to the FBI about a money-laundering scheme designed to cover up the case of an innocent child sexually abused by Hastert when he was a high-school wrestling coach.

Amy Berg exposed the cover-up of pedophilia in the Catholic Church in her 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary, “Deliver Us from Evil,” and followed with her film, “An Open Secret,” about how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. The Boston Globe exposed a series of sex crimes committed by Catholic priests in an award-winning series of articles made into a film, “Spotlight,” available on Netflix.

In this context, the Kevin McCarthy brand of “McCarthyism” being pursued against members such as Marjorie Taylor Green looks like a cover-up. Perhaps he ought to revisit the case of Dennis Hastert, now a convicted felon.

He is being urged to pursue his destructive course by conservative journalists such as Tyler O’Neil of PJ Media and Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Magazine. I recently confronted O’Neil about this matter on an edition of America’s Survival TV. You can watch the interview here and draw your own conclusions.

CNN, the anti-conservative “news” organization, is gloating over the fact that, in an op-ed in Frontpage magazine, “a Trump-loving publication affiliated with longtime activist David Horowitz,” editor Daniel Greenfield also attacked Greene.

The attacks are based on out-of-context material usually dredged up by left-wing groups from old social media posts.

It’s sad and strange to see conservative journalists play these political games when the Democratic Party tolerates open Marxists in its ranks and nothing is done about it.

Big Tech, of course, is also playing a role. When I posted the video of my interview with Tyler O’Neil, during which we discussed the QAnon theory, YouTube added a Wikipedia entry insisting the theory was disproven and evidence of “cult activity.” That’s to be expected from Big Tech, which itself functions like a destructive cult.

Perhaps those conservatives joining left-wingers attacking Rep. Greene ought to get to the bottom of what’s happening with international human trafficking and pedophile rings before coming to any firm conclusions about whether aspects of the QAnon “conspiracy theory” are true or not.


New ASI TV Shows

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival, Inc.

Hate Groups, QAnon, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Hunter Biden

ASI TV host Cliff Kincaid talks with Tyler O’Neil of PJ Media about current events and personalities, ranging from Marjorie Taylor Greene to Jeffrey Epstein and the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump. Fasten your seat belts for this excursion into the controversial events and personalities of the day. O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Corruption in the FBI and the Courts

Attorney Paul Kamenar of the National Legal & Policy Center (NLPC.org) discusses how former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith got a mere slap on the wrist from an Obama judge for doctoring a surveillance warrant on Carter Page. Kamenar also looks at Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate.

Tony Blinken, Joe Biden, and Millions in Chinese Cash

Attorney Paul Kamenar examines the millions of dollars of Chinese cash that flowed into the Biden Center at the University of Pennsylvania when it was run by Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center (www.nlpc.org) also examines whether the Biden Center and Hunter Biden personally should have registered as foreign agents of China.