11:49 AM 1/23/2019 – M.N.: General Michael Flynn and the New Abwehr: “They probably set him up with their agents Kian and Alpetkin, which does not excuse the lack of vigilance on Flynn’s part. Money and greed are the universal “soft spots” of the human nature.”

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My current understanding is that the New Abwehr (not to be confused or completely identified with the official German Intelligence Services) did not like Mike Flynn, for a variety of reasons: he might have been too independent, even for them, and might not have fit their conservative ideas and the ideals of the military officer, or simply, they were not able to recruit him. 

But most of all, it is likely that this dislike was based on the more pragmatic grounds: broader strategic (Flynn’s more objective stances on Russia and NATO), tactical (Flynn’s interpretations of “Islamic terrorism” and ISIS as the products of the GRU, which I think, are correct), and operational (Flynn’s ideas and policies as the DIA Director would get in a way of the New Abwehr’s operational plans, specifically for the “Operation Trump), grounds. 

That might be the reasons why they got rid of him via Obama, and later found a significant role for him to play in the “Russland Affare“. 

They probably set him up with their agents Kian and Alpetkin, which does not excuse the lack of vigilance on Flynn’s part. Money and greed are the universal “soft spots” of the human nature. 

Flynn’s first (it looks like) and historical visit to the GRU headquaters in 2013, and his meeting with Gen. Sergun are not known to us in sufficient details, and these details might or might not hold some clues. Probably, as I see it, Gen. Flynn tried to resolve the emerging Syrian conflict peacefully, according to his understanding of the situation. In this case, his activity was met with alarm by the New Abwehr, who had just the opposite plans for their proxy war in Syria via their Russian, Iranian, Turkish, and other unwitting puppets. Abwehr always liked good war games and preparations, it was a part of their “military philosophy”, it looks like. 

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An American general remembers Russia’s complex military intelligence chief, who shaped the Ukraine incursion — and worked hard to bridge the East-West gap.
In February 2014, contact ceased between U.S. and Russian military intelligence as part of an overall shutdown of defense relations in the wake of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. It was the right policy move at the time, but it’s time to get U.S. and Russian military leaders, including intelligence officials, talking to each other again.
One unlikely and subtle advocate of the value of personal communications was the chief of Russian military intelligence, Igor Sergun, who died suddenly on Jan. 3 of a probable heart attack. Recently promoted to Colonel General, Sergun was only 58 years old, young even for an overworked, highly stressed Russian male. An experienced special operations veteran who made his name in the restive Northern Caucasus, Sergun became GRU chief in 2011, later becoming one of the troublingly imaginative architects of Russia’s hybrid, proxy aggression in Ukraine.
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I’m frankly unsure how to feel about his death. As a career U.S. Army military intelligence officer, and our senior military attaché to Russia from 2012 to 2014, I met with General Sergun and his staff several times for extended periods. I found him soft-spoken, unassuming, complex, erudite and nuanced. And I learned that even as Sergun relentlessly directed global intelligence operations against our interests, he — paradoxically — also viewed constant confrontation with the U.S. and West as not in Russia’s best long-term interest.
Before U.S.–Russia relations collapsed, Sergun facilitated increased contact between our countries’ military intelligence leaders. During 2012-13, I watched as U.S. and Russian intelligence chiefs from strategic regional and global commands discreetly met in cities across Russia: Khabarovsk in the east, Rostov in the south, and also Sochi, just before the 2014 Winter Olympics. These meetings — which were often the first face-to-face interactions between these senior U.S. and Russian MI officers — always entailed straightforward, cordially hardnosed discussions that intelligence officers understood from a world of black and gray, and rarely white, as traditional adversaries, often foes. Clearly, both sides entered cautiously, but increasingly saw substantive talks emerge on carefully cleared topics.
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In February 2014, contact ceased between U.S. and Russian military intelligence as part of an overall shutdown of defense relations in the wake of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. It was the right policy move at the time, but it’s time to get U.S. and Russian military leaders, including intelligence officials, talking to each other again.

One unlikely and subtle advocate of the value of personal communications was the chief of Russian military intelligence, Igor Sergun, who died suddenly on Jan. 3 of a probable heart attack. Recently promoted to Colonel General, Sergun was only 58 years old, young even for an overworked, highly stressed Russian male. An experienced special operations veteran who made his name in the restive Northern Caucasus, Sergun became GRU chief in 2011, later becoming one of the troublingly imaginative architects of Russia’s hybrid, proxy aggression in Ukraine.

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I’m frankly unsure how to feel about his death. As a career U.S. Army military intelligence officer, and our senior military attaché to Russia from 2012 to 2014, I met with General Sergun and his staff several times for extended periods. I found him soft-spoken, unassuming, complex, erudite and nuanced. And I learned that even as Sergun relentlessly directed global intelligence operations against our interests, he — paradoxically — also viewed constant confrontation with the U.S. and West as not in Russia’s best long-term interest.

Before U.S.–Russia relations collapsed, Sergun facilitated increased contact between our countries’ military intelligence leaders. During 2012-13, I watched as U.S. and Russian intelligence chiefs from strategic regional and global commands discreetly met in cities across Russia: Khabarovsk in the east, Rostov in the south, and also Sochi, just before the 2014 Winter Olympics. These meetings — which were often the first face-to-face interactions between these senior U.S. and Russian MI officers — always entailed straightforward, cordially hardnosed discussions that intelligence officers understood from a world of black and gray, and rarely white, as traditional adversaries, often foes. Clearly, both sides entered cautiously, but increasingly saw substantive talks emerge on carefully cleared topics.

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Bijan Rafiekian, a former business partner of Michael Flynn, was … Mr Rafikian, who also goes by the name Bijan Kianalso worked on the ….. Prosecutors dismissed the idea that Flynn would not have known the stakes.
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Mike Flynn Business Partner Indicted For Alleged Effort To Oust …

TPMDec 17, 2018
Kian, whose full name is Bijan Rafiekian, appeared Monday at a federal … Also charged in the indictment is Ekim Alptekin, who, according to the … and Rafiekian’s alleged efforts with an individual known as “Person A,” who …
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Flynn’s ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

Toronto StarDec 17, 2018
Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin are accused in an indictment of conspiring … On Monday, Kian, a former Trump transition official whose full name is Bijan Rafiekian, made a … Alptekin is also charged with lying during an interview with the FBI. … The case has been seen as a referendum on a so-called code of …
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Michael Flynn’s Sentencing For Lying To FBI Postponed

CBS Los AngelesDec 18, 2018
The judge also said he would take Flynn’s 33 years of military service into … Bijan Rafiekianalso known as Bijan Kian, was charged with …
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Trump transition aide Bijan Kian played key role in Flynn’s Turkish work

CBS NewsJun 13, 2017
Flynn’s partner, Bijan Kian, joined the former chief of the Defense … We would have no reason to know,” said the official, who requested … The client, Ekim Alptekin, also confirmed to The Associated Press that Kian worked for one of his … name is Bijan Rafiekian, Kian did not respond to repeated attempts …
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Two partners of Michael Flynn accused of lobbying for Turkey in the …

Buffalo Morning StarDec 20, 2018
Prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, have accused Michael Flynn’s former business partner, Bijan Kian(also known as Bijan Rafiekian), and …
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Montana Standard

Zinke Takes Mysterious Turkish Vacation While West Burns

Common DreamsAug 23, 2018
Ryan Zinke has taken campaign contributions from former Michael Flynn associate Bijan Kian, who is … Kian’s contribution to Zinke for Congress is only mentioned in the … Rafiekian also served with Zinke’s wife, Lola, on the Donald Trump …. Trump’s DHS Locked Up More Children Than Previously Known.
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Gulen not surprised over indictment

Pocono RecordDec 18, 2018
“The charging of Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin for conspiracy against Mr. Gulen and for acting as an unregistered foreign agent shows just how …
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Justice Department Brings Espionage Charges Against Turkish Agents

OpsLens.com (press release) (blog)Dec 24, 2018
The pair were identified as Bijan Rafiekian, (aka Bijan Kian), 66, of San … The plan was to set up a shadow company (referred to in official reports … going into many details of the alleged conspiracy, was also a bit obscure.
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This DC Nonprofit Brings Together Key Players In Flynn Turkey …

TPMJun 6, 2017
From left to right: Bijan Kian, Michael T. Flynn, Lori Flynn … helped honor Beeta Christine Rafiekian, Kian’s daughter and the executive director …
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Getty Bijan Kian, left, is a former business partner of Michael Flynn. Kian is facing federal charges accusing him of illegally lobbying for Turkey.
A former business partner of Michael Flynn is facing federal charges accusing him of illegally lobbying for Turkey. Bijan Kian was indicted on charges of conspiracy and acting in the United States as an illegal agent of the government of Turkey, the Department of Justice said in a press release.
The 66-year-old Kian, who lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, and also uses the name Bijan Rafiekian, is accused of trying to influence public opinion and American officials to support the extradition of Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, The Washington Post reports. Another former Flynn associate, 41-year-old Kamil Ekim Alptekin of Istanbul, Turkey, was also indicted on the same charges, the Justice Department says. He was also charged with lying to the FBI.
Gulen, who is living in exile in Pennsylvania, has been accused of instigating a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an allegation he has denied. The Justice Department has refused to extradite Gulen on charges related to the coup, saying further evidence is needed. According to the indictment, Kian, Alptekin and Flynn conspired to advance Erdogan’s cause during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and transition.
Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, is facing sentencing for lying to the FBI as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election. Flynn was a key Trump ally during the campaign and was named national security adviser after the election. He resigned in 2017. Prosecutors and Flynn’s attorneys have both recommended that Flynn serve no jail time. As part of his plea deal, Flynn admitted to his role in the conspiracy involving his former associates, The Post reports. But the case against Kian and Alptekin is being prosecuted by the Eastern District of Virginia and the Justice Department National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.
Kian, an Iranian-American banker and businessman, is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and was part of President Trump’s transition team. He was also a vice chairman for the Flynn Intel Group and has been an executive or board member for several companies. Kian also started the Nowruz Commission, a nonprofit with a goal of promoting and preserving the Persian New Year, which his wife, Gissou Kian, is the president of.
Here’s what you need to know about Bijan Kian:

1. Kian, Alptekin & Flynn Conspired to Conceal That the Turkish Government Was Paying Flynn & His Company to Advance Their Interests Surrounding the Fetullah Gulen Case, Prosecutors Say

Bijan Kian, Kamil Ekim Alptekin and Michael Flynn are accused of conspiring to conceal that the Turkish government was paying for Flynn and his company, which was co-founded by Kian, to advance Turkey’s interests about Fetullah Gulen, according to federal prosecutors. Flynn is identified in court documents as “Person A” and his company, the Flynn Intel Group, is named as “Company A.”
The Justice Department said in a press release, “According to allegations in the indictment, the two men were involved in a conspiracy to covertly influence U.S. politicians and public opinion against a Turkish citizen living in the United States whose extradition had been requested by the Government of Turkey.”
Kian, while working for the Flynn Intel Group, provided services based on Flynn’s national security expertise, prosecutors say. According to the indictment, the conspiracy aimed to “delegitimize” Gulen “in the eyes of the American public and United States politicians, with the goal of obtaining his extradition, which was meeting resistance at the U.S. Department of Justice.”
Prosecutors say Kian and Alptekin sought to hide the fact the Turkish government was directing their work. “However, not only did Turkish cabinet-level officials approve the budget for the project, but Alptekin provided the Turkish officials updates on the work, and relayed their directions on the work to Rafiekian, Person A, and others at Company A,” prosecutors said.
According to the indictment, Kian and Alptekin made it seem a Dutch company owned by Alptekin was the client of Flynn and the Flynn Intel Group. Alptekin’s company paid a fee to Flynn’s company of $600,000.
“Alptekin made the payments from an account in Turkey. The indictment alleges that after Alptekin made the payments to Company A, it was to kick back 20 percent of the payments to Alptekin’s company in the Netherlands, and two such kickbacks were made,” prosecutors said.
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2. He Was Born in Iran, Studied at the University of Brighton in the UK & Later at Oxford University & the Harvard University Kennedy School Of Government

Bijan Kian, whose full name is Bijan Rafiekian, was born in Iran and studied engineering in Tehran. According to his Linkedin profile, Kian then completed his master’s degree in management studies at the University of Brighton in the UK in 1979.
He later studied national and international security at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2008 and political philosophy at the University of Oxford from 2011 to 2012. Kian also completed a certificate in FINTECH and blockchain technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016.
From 2011 to 2013, Kian was a senior fellow in global public policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. According to his Linkedin profile, Kian, “Has lectured at National Defense University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Dominguez Hills and Chapman University.”
He received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2009 and has been a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom, according to his Linkedin profile.

3. Kian, Who Describes Himself as an ‘Internationally Recognized Diplomat,’ Served as a Board Member of the Export-Import Bank From 2006 to 2011 & Started a Persian Cultural Nonprofit

Kian, who describes himself as an “internationally recognized diplomat for the United States,” served as a board member of the Export-Import Bank of the United States from 2006 to 2011. He was first nominated by President George W. Bush. He is the highest ranking Iranian-born American to serve in the U.S. government, according to his Linkedin profile.
“At USEXIM, he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Credit Committee as well as a Member of the White House Business Council,” Kian said on Linkedin. “From 2006 to 2011, his portfolio included the Middle East, Central Asia, The Caucasus and Russia. A former director of Foreign Investment for California, he directed the global attraction, retention and expansion of California’s $92 billion portfolio from Europe, Asia, Africa, The Americas and The Middle East.”
Kian also served as an official in the California state government, including as an Economic Development Commissioner and Commissioner of Housing Finance. He also worked as California’s Director of Foreign Investment.
Kian has also been an advocate for regime change in his native Iran.
He founded the Flynn Intel Group with Michael Flynn in 2015 and served as its vice chairman. After President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Kian was named to his transition team as intelligence community deputy lead. According to his Linkedin profile, he “Served as Deputy Lead in directing the efforts of a volunteer group that connected with all 17 elements of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Supported providing policy input, strategic guidance and operational counsel to prepare new Directors National Intelligence, CIA and other Cabinet Secretaries for roles in the Trump administration.”

4. He & His Wife Live in California & Have 2 Daughters

Kian and his wife, Gissou Kian, live in California. They have two daughters, Christine Rafiekian and Alexandria Rafiekian. Along with his wife and others, Kian founded the Nowruz Commission, a nonprofit Persian cultural organization in 2010. He is currently the vice chairman of the nonprofit. His wife, Gissou Kian, is the president of the nonprofit.
According to the Nowruz Commission website, “With 25 years of experience at America’s largest financial institutions, Gissou is a seasoned banker and risk manager. As the first President of the Nowruz Commission, she was instrumental in coordinating the participation of eight governments as well as the Iranian American Community in the United States. She lead the efforts on the inauguration of the commission in March 2010 at the Library of Congress, together with the Ambassadors of participating countries and members of the United States Congress. Throughout her life, Gissou has been dedicated to philanthropic causes and organizations.”

5. Kian Was Released on Bond & Faces Up to 15 Years in Federal Prison if Convicted

Bijan Kian was arrested and made his first appearance in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday, December 17. He was released on personal recognizance bond. If convicted of the charges against him, Kian faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
Kian and his attorneys have not commented about his arrest.
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8:02 AM 1/23/2019 – M.N.: What was the cause of this FBI’s unprecedented historical blindness?! Mueller discovered tons of evidence, even if largely circumstantial, at this point. The second Independent Counsel to investigate the FBI itself for this and other blunders, which apparently are too many, is absolutely needed. | How did we get to a place where the FBI wondered if an American president was a Russian asset? – Bangor Daily News

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M.N.: What was the cause of this FBI’s unprecedented historical blindness?! Mueller discovered tons of evidence, even if largely circumstantial, at this point. The second  Independent Counsel to investigate the FBI itself for this and other blunders, which apparently are too many, is absolutely needed, if we want to learn the truth. 

How did we get to a place where the FBI wondered if an American president was a Russian asset? – Bangor Daily News

RT @Telegraph: FBI ‘probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russia after he fired director Comey’ telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/1… 

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FBI ‘probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russia after he fired director Comey’ telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/1…

Posted by  Telegraph on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 8:53am
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