Leonid Minin is a Jew.
In May 2002, Matthew Brunwasser wrote (www.pbs.org/sierraleone/l):
"The scene in Leonid Minin's hotel room on the night of August 4, 2000 could have been taken from a Quentin Tarrantino film:
"Minin, a pale Ukrainian, abundantly fleshy and naked, freebasing cocaine, flanked by a quartet of Russian, Albanian, Italian and Kenyan prostitutes.
"A pornographic film flickers in the background. Minin, the majority owner of the Europa Hotel in Cinisello Balsamo, a small town outside Milan, Italy, has transformed his two-room suite into a bedroom/office and den of debauchery.
"Then, without warning, the police arrive at Room 341, putting an end to the party and derailing the career of a prominent international gun smuggler."
The bad Jewish guys work with the bad Moslem guys and the bad CIA guys.
The bad Jewish guys apparently have links to Hezbollah, al Qaeda (the CIA) and the RUF, the group in West Africa that cut off kids limbs.
Jimmy Johnson, on 11 September 2006, wrote about how Israelis and Hezbollah Haven’t Always Been Enemies
Among the points made:
1. Samih Ossailly has reportedly been an operative of Hezbollah (Lebanese Moslem group) and a diamond trader.
In 2002, Ossailly was arrested in Belgium.
Reportedly, found in his apartment was an End-Use Certificate (EUC) for a shipment of 113 tons of arms from the Ukraine to the Ivory Coast.
An Israeli arms dealer had possession of an identical EUC.
This Israeli was Leonid Minin, a Ukrainian-born Israeli.
2. Sierra Leone and Liberia provided the opportunity for Al Qaeda (the CIA) to make money from diamonds.
Liberian President Charles Taylor (who reportedly had links to Israel and the CIA) was a friend of Ibrahim Bah, a Senegalese.
Taylor made Bah a general in the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a group which, in 1991, began trying to take over Sierra Leone.
The RUF was infamous for cutting off kid's arms and legs.
3. Bah was the official arms and diamonds broker for both the RUF and Taylor.
Simon Rosenblum, an Israeli businessman, was a member of Taylor's inner circle.
Rosenblum's trucks were used to carry weapons from Liberia to the border with Sierra Leone.
Retired Israeli Defense Forces Colonel Yair Klein worked with Simon Rosenblum.
From 1996 until 1999, Klein provided material and training to the RUF (the people who cut off kid's arms and legs) as part of a diamonds-for-arms operation.
Also involved were two other Israelis, Dov Katz and Dan Gertler.
In 1999 Klein was arrested in Sierra Leone on charges of smuggling arms to the RUF.
Those transactions went through Bah, Taylor's friend.
Victim in Sierra Leone
4. In 2000, Leonid Minin, a Ukrainian-born Israeli member of the “Odessa Mafia,” was arrested in Italy.
In his briefcase were $500,000 worth of diamonds and correspondence detailing his sale to the Liberian government of millions of dollars worth of arms in exchange for diamonds and timber concessions.
Also found in Minin’s briefcase was that End-Use-Certificate for 113 tons of ammunition and arms that exactly matched the End-Use-Certificate reportedly found in the apartment of 'Hezbollah operative' Samih Ossailly.
5. Hezbollah has been involved in diamond trading in Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Two such Hezbollah diamond traders were, reportedly, Samih Ossailly and Aziz Nassour.
When al Qaeda (the CIA) became interested in diamond trading in this area, they approached Bah who put them in touch with Nassour.
6. Israel has long had ties to diamond trading in this part of Africa.
In 1983, Israel was contracted to train and equip Mobutu’s (Nazi-style) presidential guard in the Congo.
Shimon Yelnik, an Israeli army officer, was put in charge of the guard.
7. Yelnik met Aziz Nassour.
In 2000, Nassour apparently needed arms to help his diamond enterprises in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Nassour contacted Yelnik, who had links to Columbian paramilitaries.
Faxes between Bah and Yelnik link to fraudulent End-Use Certificates.
8. There appear to be strong links between Israelis and organisations such as the RUF, Hezbollah and al Qaeda (the CIA).
Sierra Leone has links to 9 11.
Profits from diamonds in Sierra Leone were allegedly used by the CIA and its friends to help finance 9 11.
Al Qaeda "reaped millions of dollars ... from the illicit sale of diamonds mined by rebels in Sierra Leone, according to U.S. and European intelligence officials and two sources with direct knowledge of events." (Al Qaeda Cash Tied to Diamond Trade (washingtonpost.com))
Charles Taylor who reportedly has links to the CIA
Charles Taylor, a former president of Liberia, reportedly worked for the CIA. (Liberia's Taylor gave aid to Qaeda, UN probe finds - The Boston Globe)
According to an article in the Boston Globe by Washington correspondent Bryan Bender: "Al Qaeda allegedly paid Taylor for protection and then joined him in the African diamond trade, raising millions of dollars for terrorist activities, according to UN war crimes documents." (Liberia's Taylor gave aid to Qaeda, UN probe finds - The Boston Globe)
A school in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is reported to be the least developed country in the world, in spite of having diamonds and rich soil (Life on 70 cents a day ).
"Life expectancy is only a touch over 40; probably two-thirds of women are illiterate; over 70% of Sierra Leonians get by on less than 70 American cents a day."
And the drug lords from Colombia are moving in.
"The region’s warlords are being replaced by drug lords, many from Colombia. Circling like vultures around weak states, they are starting to use Sierra Leone as a base to ship drugs on to Europe and beyond." (Life on 70 cents a day )
"In 1806, the colony became part of the British Empire. Diamonds were discovered at Kimberly in 1867, and Jewish entrepreneurs and businessman flocked from all over the world there." (Blood diamonds)
Charles Taylor, who reportedly worked for the CIA, reportedly helped start the civil war in Sierra Leone.
Charles Taylor was the leader of a faction in Liberia's civil war.
Sierra Leone was a base for the West African peacekeeping force ECOMOG that was preventing Taylor from seizing the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
Taylor reportedly sponsored Foday Sankoh's brutal Revolutionary United Front as a means to destabilise Sierra Leone.
Allegedly, "An Israeli, Simon Yelnik, headquartered out of Panama, supplied all the weapons for the Sierra Leone war." (Blood diamonds)
The war was funded partly by diamonds mined in southern and eastern Sierra Leone.
According to the article, Taylor gave Robertson (who also had business dealings with dictator Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire) the rights to mine for diamonds in Liberia's mineral-rich countryside.
According to two Operation Blessing pilots who reported this incident to the state of Virginia for investigation in 1994, Robertson used his Operation Blessing planes to haul diamond-mining equipment to Robertson's mines in Liberia, despite the fact that Robertson was telling his 700 Club viewers that the planes were sending relief supplies to the victims of the genocide in Rwanda.
The subsequent investigation by the state of Virginia concluded that Robertson diverted his ministry's donations to the Liberian diamond-mining operation
Allegedly, Pat Robertson has links to the CIA.