Dear Trump Supporter:
The Helsinki Summit has clearly hurt Trump and the USA. So who really wanted the Helsinki “summit” anyway? Ask yourself this: who did the Helsinki summit serve? Trump didn’t prepare for it. He played golf the weekend before. He met with Putin for two hours and is not even relaying what was even said in private. He did not allow his own top statesmen to be in the room. Whose idea was that? We now hear that war plans were made. We hear Putin is asking for Trump to deliver American citizen, Michael McFaul, for questioning in Russia. And we all saw Trump take Putin’s side over the FBI’s. Helsinki served Putin and not Trump and the USA. That’s because Putin did prepare for it. Putin designed the entire summit-show from the get-go.
Seeing is believing. Watch Trump’s gait coming to the podium after spending two private hours with Putin. You can visually see Trump was cautious and not happy with what he was about to say. But Putin looked victorious, happy and fully secure. That can only be because Putin was in full control of the whole charade from before it even happened. He asked Trump for the summit. He told Trump it would be a win/win for both of them. But it was not. It was good for Russia and terrible for the USA.
I first met Trump at college. Donald has been this way (unprepared) since college. (Penn.) He is a one-trick pony and all that pony wants is more money. It’s easy to trap a person whose sole motivation is greed. Did not he learn that as a casino owner? Trump and Putin are both basically kleptomaniacs propped up by the seals of their governments and law enforcement. They don’t create or earn. They cheerfully steal the toil and assets of others. Putin was elected in a democratic Russia. He stole 200 billion in just a few years by killing his opponents and ending Russia’s free press.
The Reason for Money Laundering
All dictators and fascists steal from their governments and citizens. To ensure their stolen money does not get taken away, they farm the stolen dollars out of their countries where their own justice systems will never have jurisdiction. It’s called money laundering. Putin and Trump are long-standing players in an international crime syndicate that specializes in money laundering. Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, is about to go on trial for money laundering.
That Helsinki meeting was really about one thing: Putin’s money. Putin wants more than his 200 billion. He wants the Magnitsky Act to go away because it costing him his billions more. He wants that Russian oil deal valued at 500 billion. Putin has plenty of his stolen Russian funds parked here in the USA. In NYC, they back Kushner – and they have long backed Trump too. Trump use to hold Miss Universe contests is Moscow. And there were plans to build a Trump Tower there.
And Trump has had funds in Russia since his casino days. That’s when he started hiding his casino cash overseas, so he did not have to pay tax on it. Trump has been into international crime since the ’80’s. He is a player in what is sometimes called the Russian Mafia. Putin will just take Trump’s Russian-parked money if Trump does not help Putin secure his money in the USA. It’s a quid pro quo. The crime world works that way. Manafort was overheard asking if getting Trump elected would square a debt with a Russian oligarch. Quid pro quo. That 2 hour secret meeting only makes sense when you realize they both had a lot of private money business to talk about.
The Helsinki Summit was about two international criminals meeting in private to discuss money. But Putin has stuff on Trump. Trump has nothing on Putin and couldn’t use it if he did. In Russia, everyone knows Putin is a criminal dictator. They are okay with it. They have no choice. But in the USA, that’s still not okay. We still have a free press in spite of Trump’s calls of “fake news”. And we still have a justice system.
So Putin could tell Trump exactly what to say. If Trump did not say it, the financial dirt he has on Trump could come out and/or his funds in Russia could be seized. This meeting was largely about deadlines and explaining to Trump what will happen if he does not come up with his end of the bargain he made for election help. That’s what was said in that room. I am sure of it.
And that could be most of it. Except there would have been Putin’s back-up plans. And those could include war and the fixing of the election of 2018. Maybe they will have North Korea do the election for them both this time, so it does not trace back to Russia. Maybe the GOP is okay with it because they sort of know they can’t win an honest election – certainly not this cycle – and perhaps never again.
The Crime Syndicate is Pervasive
Putin and Trump are the most powerful figures in this money-laundering crime syndicate, but there are many other players. This is a map of the countries of the earth, with yellow being a free country and red being a dictatorship.
It’s pretty stunning. The most infamous of the dictators are Putin (Russia), Rouhani (Iran), Al-assad (Syria), Maduro (Venezuela), Xi Jinping (China), Kim Jong-un (North Korea), Erdoğan (Turkey) but there are about 40 other dictators. They all need places to park their stolen loot. They are all money launderers. They collect taxes, but they don’t pay much tax, if at all. So they all sort of need each other because they have to get the stolen money our of their countries – and democracies may not play ball. So they stand up for each other! They are loyal to each other.
The syndicate is nameless to protect the not-so-innocent. And it’s not just comprised of rulers. There are businessmen in the syndicate as well. Manafort, Cohen, Wilbur Ross have done business with the syndicate. George Bush called it an “axis of evil”. Reagan called it an “Evil Empire”. (I call it Dictators United. That’s what it is today.)
And here’s the part that Trump supporters, both in Congress and among the US citizenry have to come to grip with. Donald Trump has been a player in that nameless crime syndicate of money launderers for a very long time. Trump owes the syndicate for the work done electing him and they will collect.
And Trump will try not to pay his debts to Putin. (He never pays unless he has to. It’s how he got rich. ) It’s his plan to make American citizens pay his debt to the crime syndicate. Who is paying for his wall if it gets built? (You and I.) And the paying has already begun with those tariffs. American farmers are outraged about the tariffs – and Putin is laughing. It hurts his two biggest opponents – the USA and China. Why should he not laugh? Chaos is Putin’s goal.
Since Putin is the richest player in the syndicate, he is the kingpin and has the final say. You can’t expect Putin to do things that favor the USA or any democracy. Democracies generally don’t play ball with dictators, so democracies are a danger to the dictators. Free societies and dictatorships are like cats and dogs. They don’t get along.
I have known Trump was a money launderer for over thirty years. I worked close to him in AC and stuff like this shows. And, sad to say, until he became president, I was more or less okay with it. It was none of my business. Out of my league. But since that show in Helsinki, it’s now becoming very clear to most Americans that Trump and Putin have something going besides just being presidents of two big countries. Trump and Putin are business associates.
And folks, no matter what kind of American citizen you are, we just can’t have that here. It might be OK in the Arab Emirates, but this is the USA. We have too much to lose. Newspapers and TV stations, you have your livelihoods to lose. Farmers, lawyers, artists – you have your livelihoods to lose. We have our dignities to lose. We have our best hope for our children’s future to lose. We have our own assets to lose as well, because the dictators handbook says to get power, you get control of the police and seize the assets. Putin seized most of his 200 billion. He just took real estate deeds and re-wrote them, selling off parcels to his friends and allies for pennies on a dollar.
Doing nothing about this is like doing nothing about a cancer diagnosis. Ignoring this will not solve it. These are some steps we should take right away:
- Call for an emergency session of Congress.
- Sequester the president’s war powers immediately!
- Make sure the Mueller investigation goes through unimpeded.
- Subpoena Trump’s taxes and make a retroactive law that a US president cannot serve without revealing seven years of taxes and all foreign bank accounts.
- Get the translator’s notes. Criminal’s do not deserve a private space to collude.
- If the GOP Congress does nothing, we vote the entire GOP Congress out. No exceptions this cycle.
Americans have to make sure this does not happen again. If a GOP member won’t call for these kind of actions, a DEM should do it. Call the roles. Announce no agenda before the session. We need to know who is with Team USA and who is with Team Russia.
And do not assume the 2018 vote will be fair. Dictators steal. Remember that. Assume the 2018 votes will be tampered with. Do not trust the GOP-endorsed voter software. Voter software must be open source or blockchain protected. Create a web site where votes can be tallied online and encourage people to vote at the booth and online as backup. I believe voting online can be made safer than voting at a booth.
Congress should approve absolutely nothing until these things happen. Citizens can strike or hold off paying taxes until Trump shows his taxes. We have to do whatever is necessary the way dictators do, because that second shoe is about to fall. It was discussed in that private two hour talk with Putin. That’s why even John Kelly could not get
into it. We all know something fishy went on in there. We could see it. Trust your gut now.
We need an immediate emergency session of Congress whose topic is:
How to Handle Our National Security Crisis.
Then we will see what happens.
Dear Trump supporter: Please ask yourself this. How safe would you have felt if Obama spent two private hours with Osama and came back saying “Osama said very strongly that he didn’t do it” – and then he invited him to the White House?
Joseph Aronesty is an e-commerce pioneer, songwriter, author, linguist, father of five and staunch activist for every day people. He was in a class with Trump at Wharton in 1967 and worked near him in AC in the 80’s. email@example.com