Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wealth Redistribution Hugo Chavez Style" And Was Chavez worth over $1bn when he died? Boston Bombings what could have been done to prevent this if possible

Jerry Brewer a former CIA officer and currently has a firm Criminal Justice International Associates a global risk assessment and threat mitigation.

Wednesday April 24rth 2013 at 4pm live in Montreal 1650AM 
and replayed following monday
listen via internet at 7pm


Since our last interview with Jerry Brewer last August in 2012 the dynamics of the “Mexican Drug War” have morphed into what is essentially a War against organized crime throughout the Americas. While we discussed last time how this would (and has) affect the US and Canada,  there is a new enemy that is made up of a myriad of foreign nationals focusing on MUCH more than drugs.

Well what was Hugo Chavez net worth ?
Was Chavez worth over $1bn when he died? Intelligence analyst claimshe amassed huge fortune from country's oil wealth. Hugo Chavez, the champion of Venezuela's millions of poor was worth over $1 billion at the time of his death and it all came from the oil wealth of his country.
Jerry brewer a former CIA officer and currently has a firm Criminal Justice International Associates a global risk assessment and threat mitigation , alleges that the Chavez family and hundreds of other associates have stolen one-tenth of the $1 trillion of Venezuela oil revenues since 1999 and not only that but he also claims that the Chavez family have joined in league with criminal organizations to appropriate $100 billion up until his death on on March 5th 2013.Jerry Brewer, asserted that since Hugo's rise to power in 1999, the extended family has amassed its fortune through both legal and illegal methods, I am not shocked i call this;
"Wealth Redistribution Hugo Chavez Style"

"Wealth Redistribution Hugo Chavez Style" And Was Chavez worth over $1bn when he died? 
As well As the Boston Bombings what could have been done to prevent this if possible
Today in our today's show live from Florida is Mr. Jerry Brewer is a 'former" CIA 'officer' in the Counter-terrorism Center , has served the U.S. government as a counterterrorism specialist- practitioner and senior trainer with extensive operational activity in Latin America and the Middle East as an intelligence community operative, we will explore Hugo Chavez Worth when he died.

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Mr. Jerry Brewer is a 'former" CIA 'officer' in the Counter-terrorism Center , has served the U.S. government as a counterterrorism specialist- practitioner and senior trainer with extensive operational activity in Latin America and the Middle East as an intelligence community operative- with a fluency in Spanish.
With over thirty years of professional managerial and leadership experience in the field of Criminal  Justice (fifteen years as Chief of Police in 3 states); Jerry’s awards include U.S. Congressional and  State Senate and House, honors. He is a published author. columnist, keynote speaker, consultant, and expert witness on extensive  international criminal justice topics- Intelligence; terrorism/counterterrorism; transnational organized crime and drug cartels; policing; leadership; major case criminal investigation/homicide. and related  world events He is the President and CEO of Criminal Justice International Associates, A global threat mitigation Firm located in northern Virginia."

1- Jerry, Venezuela had their Presidential elections on April 14th of this year that resulted in a very slim and very controversial victory by Nicolas Maduro to replace the late President Hugo Chavez, who had previously anointed him to be the next president before his surgery and  ultimate death. First off, you had written an Op-Ed in 2010 reporting that Hugo Chavez’s net worth was at US $2 billion. In March of this year you did an on camera interview with UNIVISION TV out of Miami on his wealth, it went viral all over Latin America. What were those circumstances?

A- Since 1999 the Hugo Chavez Frias family amassed wealth that I estimated, at an absolute minimum at around $1.8 Billion. This wealth is tied to Venezuela’s economy – essentially systematic corruption. Chavez took control of economic matters, weakened the legislature and judiciary, and tightened the grip by the military. There was rampant corruption and mismanagement outside of transparency; especially with the state run oil company PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela). In 2002, Chavez redefined PDVSA’s role to include the government’s social priorities.This quickly became a cash cow that had previously generated unusually high profit margins and the excess used for other purposes, including gifts to buy political favor with other leftist regimes. As an example, Chavez was sending 53,000 barrels of oil per day to Cuba in exchange for “technical support.” Venezuela also purchased $3.5 billion in bonds to help pay off Argentina’s debt. And on August

4, 2007 Guido Antonini Wilson, a Venezuelan businessman, arrived in Buenos Aires on a chartered flight with Argentine energy officials and executives of PDVSA. Argentine customs agents caught him with a suitcase stuffed with $800,000 in cash he did not declare that reportedly was from Chavez and a political gift to the campaign of Cristina Fenandez de Kirchner.Officials reported that It was difficult to determine how Venezuela had been spending its oil windfall, given the lack of government transparency with Venezuela ranked 162 out of 179 countries ranked on the “Transparency International's corruption index.” Venezuela released some financials that indicated billions of dollars of pledges of aid to foreign countries- not directly related to PDVSA's core business.
PDVSA has transferred billions of dollars to Fonden, the off-budget investment fund many experts say was financing Chavez's social projects. According to International Oil Daily, an energy trade publication, PDVSA spent $14.4 billion on social programs in 2007. Chavez was also accused of funneling money to the paramilitary FARC guerillas in Colombia. Massive expenditures of billions of dollars for military weapons from Russia was explained by Chavez as
protection for the Venezuelan homeland- although there was no threat or no known enemy.Chavez consistently woud say that the “Empire (US)” was planning g to invade.PDVSA had not filed financial statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since 2004; further revealing the secrecy of the massively squandered Venezuelan oil wealth.During the Presidential election in 2012, Chavez refused to debate candidate Henrique Capriles who was demanding financial accountability from Chavez. With a once proud nation of over 30 million people, Venezuela now imports around 70 percent
of its food. Shoppers cannot count on routinely finding sugar to purchase from the shelves. Hugo Chavez’s lies and deception for votes promised that Venezuela would be turned into a selfsufficient food-exporting power in the world. Venezuelans now find it hard to find milk and butter and now imports half of its beef. His socialist revolution expropriated farms forcing many of the poor into the cities.The true results of Chavez's leftist rule until death (1999-2013*) have been some of the most devastating in Venezuela's history, with the poor continuing to live below the poverty line, in squalor, unsafe homes, with little food and rolling blackouts of electricity, All of this with massive oil revenues that can’t be accounted for.The interview with UNIVISION did go viral with tens of pages on the world Internet entitled La Fortuna de Hugo Chavez.” Electronic and print media investigations began to post stories of Chavez and family travelling and spending lavishly on jewelry, aircraft and charters, top international hotels, property acquisition, and related wealth. The numbers estimated multibillions of dollars.

2- Just what exactly transpired when Chavez left Venezuela for Cuba and his last surgery, and the ultimate report of his death?

A- His illness and circumstances of death, as a world nation’s elected leader might be one of the closest guarded secrets in recent history. The drama was anything but transparent. Chavez had not been “publicly” seen or heard from since undergoing his fourth cancer-related operation in Cuba on December 11, 2012. This,very odd due to Chavez’ love of the camera and microphone and domination of the media outlets that
he allowed to transmit. After two more months of alleged additional surgery/care in Cuba, it was announced that Chavez had returned unannounced to Caracas in the early morning hours of 18 February 2013. He remained out of sight and reported to be closely guarded. Three “Twitter” messages read “We’ve arrived once again in our Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, my God!! Thank you, beloved nation!! We will continue our treatment here.” This miraculous feat after constant reports of partial coma, slight lucidity, paralysis and other descriptions of declining life. He was taken to Carlos Carvelo Military Hospital in Caracas. Hospital workers reported that they “never saw him,” and was reported to be on the “9th floor in a restricted area guarded by police and military.” A woman who identified herself as a hospital employee (Dubraska Mora), told state television, “…our president arrived walking, strong.” Apparently no camera or microphone caught the miracle for publication. Chavez was to be sworn in again on 10 January 2013 while he was in Cuba and it did not happen. Personally, I believe that Hugo Chavez died at or shortly after his surgery in Cuba in December 2012. Since this was possibly not a fitting death for the Venezuelan leader to die on Cuban soil; it may have been perceived to be seen a proper tribute to have him purported to be alive and transported back to Venezuela to proclaim death in the Venezuelan homeland.  Ultimately, there is no documented “visual” evidence of Chavez alive since the December 2012 surgery- other than mere words by a closely guarded handful of statements- including one  alleged hospital employee that said he was “walking strong.”

3- Nicolas Maduro’s victory against Henrique Caprile’s is mired in world controversy; recounts are being demanded due to the slim margin of purported victory for Maduro. What does all of this mean for Venezuelan, and what do you feel Venezuela can expect?

A- One of the most important considerations must be the more than 5,000 Cuban military troops that amassed on Venezuelan soil in mid 2012, and were well represented there in the Caracas region at his death. The Cuban presence there is frightening to those that were not Chavez supporters. They saw it as intimidation and threats to their safety and freedom. As you know the purported final numbers in the presidential election there was 50.7% for Nicolas Maduro to 49.1% for Capriles- a difference of around 235,000 votes. Maduro announced that he would support a recount, but one of his own cronies (Tibisay Lucena) who is President of the National Electoral Council, stated “No {recount}, it is irreversible.” As Maduro remained quiet on the issue, election officials said even with a recount there would be no changes made. There have been hundreds of reports of electoral fraud; destroyed and missing ballot boxes; as well as threats and intimidation a intimidation at and near the polling places. There were reports of a Venezuelan Assemblyman (Carlos Sierra) detaining an individual that had 40 laminated Venezuelan identification cards. Presidential candidate Capriles reported that his team identified 3,200 incidents of electoral fraud.All of this may mean total economic collapse for Venezuela, continued shortages of consumer goods and food shortages, power outages, and continued high murder and violent crime rates. The nation is essentially split in half on the election issue, and the government is feeling the heat of the world’s view of the arrogance of the Maduro and post Chavez regime. Maduro’s legitimacy is in question

4- Your work is primarily concerned with counterterrorism and global threat mitigation. What are the threats that currently exist now in Venezuela and can you describe the violence that is currently occurring there because of the elections?

A- There are consistent reports of retaliation against pro Capriles supporters. There have been reports of beatings by police and military officials; as well as people (some described as national guard or military) on motorcycles with Ak-47s assaulting people, as well as several people openly shot in front of rolling hidden video cameras. Capriles himself has been threatened of arrest for inciting violence; and it is believed that an actual warrant had been prepared and then
later cancelled. The country remains very unsafe with little trust in police, military, or governing officials.

5- You have recently also done shows with us on the violence in Mexico, Central America and the border with the US with drug gangs, as well as human and sex trafficking in Latin America. What does the elections in Venezuela and the post Chavez dictatorial rule in the region mean for the hemisphere?

A- It will mean a lot in terms of how Chavez’s fellow leftist leaders throughout the hemisphere openly support the Maduro regime and what that means to democracy and democratic neighbors within the Americas. Russia, Chinese, and Iranian officials apparently have hidden agendas in Venezuela, with reports of an operational Iranian missile base on the Venezuelan homeland. It was encouraging in Argentina last week as an estimated one million citizens began massive
protests against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner; citing corruption and a demand for democracy.

6- We discussed also on another show we did with you about your assignment to Argentina after the Jewish Center (AMIA) bombing and the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. In terms of traditional terrorism, again, what is the current climate for possible terrorism attacks in Latin America?

A- In addition to the rogue regimes represented on Venezuelan soil, we still have the tri-border area that enjoins Argentina, Paraguay, and Brasil that is well represented with potential radicalized terror potential that includes a large population of Hezbollah. Many are living in Venezuela. Transnational organized criminals (narcoterrorists/drug gangs) still remain a major threat to the entire hemisphere. The question is whether the revolutionary FARC and/or other drug traffickers will enjoy protection, support, and facilitation with operating in and through Venezuela as was reported during the Chavez tenure in office.


7- Let’s move forward on terrorism to the recent bombing in Boston. Before we talk about the incident from the moment the bombs exploded and forward to currently; what could have been done to prevent this if possible, and what do counterterrorism experts such as you look for and do to interdict terrorists proactively?

A- First off, it would be nearly impossible to stop any threat that is intricately planned, organized, structured, supported and moves forward with patience; adhering to a rigid and strict operational plan. Without informants (whistleblowers) a well organized team effort can prevail against a target. What counterterror experts rely on in attempting to interdict planned terror events is in the pre-attack stages of the terrorist’s attack cycle which is their weakest point. That cycle begins with the process of the terrorist selecting or identifying a target for attack. They do this by sometimes intense periods of surveillance of the potential victim or target site. They look for patterns, security issues, travel routes, and related routines where the victim/site is vulnerable tor attack. This period of surveillance could be very lengthy. This is where they can be eventually spotted by a trained surveillance detection cadre. The terrorist’s surveillance team will pay special attention to a location where the victim or victims can be controlled in terms of a flow, chokepoint, or channel with little chance of exiting safely. The terrorist must be able to blend in and have a position of cover to sustain his/her presence in the area; the place to control the victim, and a method/route of escape.

8- Can you summarize what you know about the Boston bombing and what took place and was reported?

A- As you know, the investigation continues to be fluid. Open source reports of the bombing can never be truly relied upon due to potential withholding of certain information or events for strategic investigative reasons or national security. My specific interest of the Boston (Marathon) bombings was the modus operandi of the two “named” terrorists. I apply the traditional terror cycle and immediately wonder if any pre-attack surveillance and assessment of the attack site was or could have been spotted previous to the operational act. Were cameras within the chosen site perimeter checked back further (prior to the date of attack) for these two actors and/or potential accomplices? Were there false police calls for service to the immediate area; other emergency responders such as fire or ambulance/rescue; or other unusual events prior to the date of attack?

In my opinion, the attack site was a well chosen site for several reasons. This leads me to believe that there was classic terror training/indoctrination, and methodology and not a simple random attack poorly planned. Two adequate devices/bombs were placed and detonated undetected prior to the explosion. The devices placed about a hundred yards apart and within the intended victimsfor maximum effect/scatter/injuries. Too, the devices were placed along the flow of the runners moving in one direction, with spectators static between the two explosive devices. This area became a chokepoint after the side street was passed and they moved forward to the first detonation There was no place for retreat and the second bomb was timed to get those continuing
to run or run away from the first explosion.The escape route for the terrorists was the side street away from the first bomb and they were
able to move away effectively and timely; albeit the camera’s later would reveal their movement.

9- What about many of the theories and best guesses by many as to the overall picture as to whether these two brothers were affiliated with anyone and had help with this attack- do you think they were trained in your opinion by traditional terrorism factions or networks?

A- Yesterday, the surviving terrorist allegedly said they acted alone; prepared the bombs from Internet-style links, and did it because of US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan in disrespect to
Islam.I take into account the deceased terrorist’s hate for the US; his six month known travel to Russia, and the previous warning to the FBI from Russia (possibly others) to have a look at him. It appears that that ball was dropped and this team of two (or others possibly unknown) were able to perform according to what I just detailed- in precision; and may have totally escaped had they not gotten involved in the incidents with the car jacking, MIT incident, and the traffic stop. It
was a well executed plan for what is being described/reported as an untrained, unskilled, random
first act.

10- Regarding the terrorists that were arrested by the Canadian RCMP on Monday, what is your current assessment of those reports; your opinion on RCMP’s due diligence in that lengthy 
investigation, and what it means to Canada and the US for the future of potential aggressive attacks on both nations? 

A- From what I know, the RCMP accomplished an outstanding and “proactive” effort instrategically interdicting a terrorist cell in their planning stages for a major terrorist event that was designed for mass casualties that would have possibly affected Canada and the US. It was reported that the FBI was collaborating in this investigation and the plan entailed possible site(s) in New York. Effectively countering terrorism requires proactive strategies; intense and consistent training to police at all levels (local/county/state/federal/military); the sharing of intelligence along with proactive intelligence-led policing routines, and educating people in spotting and reporting suspicious incidents and actions. This nation cannot afford to simply be in a “reactive” posture to a terrorist’s plan of attack.

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