Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Iran: Police announce more arrests around currency crisis
Source: Radio Zamaneh
The Tehran Police force has announced that 88 "gold and foreign currency brokers" have been arrested, as disputes have intensified between the Iranian government and the Central Bank over handling the crisis in the currency and gold markets.
Police officials reported today, December 30, that 88 people had been arrested for being engaged in the illegal and criminal handling of gold and foreign currencies, the Fars News Agency reports.
The detainees are charged with selling "fake gold coins, stealing money from their customers, and distributing counterfeit dollars and low-quality coins."
The possible distribution of $5 billion in counterfeit money was noted in Parliament in recent months.
The currency market has been highly volatile in Iran in the past several months, and the government previously had announced a number of arrests prior to this, also in connection with the fluctuations in the currency market.
Some MPs have accused the Ahmadinejad administration of deliberately keeping the foreign currency market in a state of fluctuation in order to make greater profit from the sale of state dollars.
The government has denied the allegations and blames the intensification of international sanctions for the steep fall in the national currency.
In first half of 2009, the dollar was traded in Iran at about 10,000 rials, but in the past year the exchange rate in the free market has risen to 35,000 rials.
EU and U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil and financial sector have reduced Iran's oil revenues by half, which has had a direct effect on Iran's foreign currency reserves.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This story is interesting especially regarding the comments made in the recent Drake interview and on David Wilcock's blog about the Illuminati end game of blowing up bridges and airport runways in the attempt to forestall their arrests.
It will be interesting to see how this is spun in the media, OWS started its spring protests May 1st, so the timing of the arrests is odd, could be an attempt to smear OWS by association. Keep an eye out for the term "anarchists" in the media - as that term carries a connotation of being against the government status quo and is often used to paint central banking/Wall Street/elitist opponents. These men sound like domestic terrorists if not out right junior Illuminati thugs.
I'm uncomfortable with FBI assisted terrorist arrests, even if they are given "inert bombs". But perhaps I don't understand the court prosecution advantages of such tactics? Almost all terrorist arrests in the USA since 9/11 have been FBI assisted in their bomb production.
This was just posted at cryptogon.com
Via: The Smoking Gun:
The paid informant who helped orchestrate the FBI sting that resulted in the arrest of five anarchists for allegedly plotting to blow up an Ohio bridge is a convicted felon who was arrested on bad check and theft charges in the midst of his cooperation with federal investigators, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Shaquille Azir, 39, was named in a pair of felony indictments filed in January in Cuyahoga County, according to court records. Azir, who TSG has identified as the informant in the federal bombing case, is accused in the indictments of passing bad checks on July 25, 2011 and December 22, 2011.
Azir, pictured in the mug shot at right, “has been working as a source for the FBI since July 20, 2011,” according to the U.S. District Court complaint filed yesterday against the alleged bomb plotters. Wearing a body recorder, Azir captured the five self-styled anarchists plotting to use C-4 explosive to take down a Cleveland-area bridge.
Azir arranged for the purchase of the C-4 from an undercover FBI agent. He also fronted the alleged conspirators money for the buy of the material, which had been rendered inert by federal investigators. If the bombing case goes to trial, defense lawyers will certainly portray the 6’ 5”, 350-pound Azir as the plot’s instigator, a snitch who pocketed the FBI’s money to help entrap the five defendants, who range in age from 20 to 35.
SEE MORE OF THE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/fbi-informant-shaquille-azir-756123