The Uranium One Deal Is a Clear and Present Danger to America

by MARY FANNING, ALAN JONES March 19, 2018

Giving Putin 20 percent of key national security resource was part of much bigger plan to hide Russian cruise missiles here in plain sight

 

Consider this nightmare scenario:

The Russian Uranium One deal is connected to the Clinton Foundation, former President Barack Obama, Russian intelligence, and Russia's nuclear military industrial complex.

So is the secret "Project Pelican" Gulftainer deal with Florida's Port Canaveral connected to the Clinton Foundation, former President Barack Obama, Russian intelligence, and Russia's nuclear military industrial complex.

But this is not a bad dream, it's reality and it begins where the Uranium One deal and the Port Canaveral Gulftainer deal intersect - at the Iraqi Jafar family.

The Jafars were deeply involved in Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's secret nuclear weapons and uranium enrichment programs. That involvement included decades of contact with Russian intelligence.

The Jafars and their company Gulftainer are quickly closing in on a second U.S. port. Gulftainer and the Jafars are in the final stages of taking over operational control of Delaware's Port of Wilmington, near Philadelphia. Diamond State Port Corporation will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at Wilmington's Chase Center on the Riverfront to vote on the deal.

Gulfainer hid its secretly negotiated Port Canaveral deal from the American people until the day deal was simultaneously announced and signed. Similarly, Gulftainer hid its pending deal with the Port of Wilmington until Thursday, March 22, 2018, when members of the U.S. Senate and Congress was leaving Washington D.C. for a two-week  recess. Gulftainer has been lobbying Delaware's state assembly.

Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey W. Bullock, the Democrat politician in control of the Port of Wilmington through his simultaneous position as chairman of the board of the semi-public Diamond State Port Corporation, told the News Journal that "the goal is to have a contract the (Delaware) General Assembly can debate when the body returns from Easter break."

Diamond State Port Corporation's board is scheduled to vote on the Gulftainer deal April 6th.

The scandalous Uranium One deal transferred control of 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves - a strategic element essential to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and national defense - to Russian interests linked to Vladimir Putin.

Under Project Pelican at Port Canaveral, Obama awarded a 35-year cargo container terminal lease to Gulftainer and the Jafar family, despite the national debacle over the 2006 Dubai Ports Worlds deal.

Naval Station Port Canaveral, a nuclear submarine base used by Trident missile-armed "boomers," is located a few hundred yards from Gulftainer's terminal. NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Canaveral Air Force Station, a U.S. military gateway to space utilized by SpaceX, are very near Gulftainer's terminal.

Boeing E4B "Doomsday' planes are also occasionally seen at Patrick Air Force Base.

Gulftainer's Port Canaveral lease was allowed by the Committee on Foreign Investments (CFIUS) despite connections between Crescent's principals and Saddam Hussein's WMD and uranium enrichment  programs.

Gulftainer is the port container operations subsidiary of the Jafar family's UAE-based conglomerate the Crescent Group. Crescent Petroleum and Crescent Investments, like Gulftainer, are subsidiaries of the Crescent Group.

Hamid Jafar and his brother and business partner rogue nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar funded and managed Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs. Both are top executives at Gulftainer's parent company the Crescent Group.

The Jafars and their Gulftainer affiliate Crescent Petroleum were investigated by the Pentagon, Congress, and the Treasury Department. Crescent Group Chairman Hamid Jafar schemed to fund Saddam's WMD programs through Crescent Petroleum.

Hamid's brother, Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, directed Saddam's nuclear weapons and uranium enrichment programs. Dr. Jafar, (aka Ja'far), according to CIA documents, oversaw procurement and technology transfer operations for Saddam's nuclear, chemical, and biological WMD programs.

Known as the "father of Iraq's nuclear program" and "the father of Iraq's uranium enrichment program," Dr. Jafar served as Saddam's Deputy Defense Minister and directed Iraq's own nuclear weapons "Manhattan Project" with a team of over 27,000 scientists and technicians - a workforce comparable in size to the CIA.

At the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom the Pentagon considered Dr. Jafar a high-value target. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld placed Dr. Jafar's name on CENTCOM's secret "blacklist," designating Jafar as an enemy combatant and an enemy of the United States.

Rumsfeld identified Dr. Jafar as a senior Saddam regime official wanted for capture and approved as a legitimate military target who could be engaged by coalition forces.

The Jafars, through several Crescent Group subsidiaries, entered into multiple joint ventures and other deals with Russian state-owned enterprises, all connected to Russia's military industrial complex.

Crescent Investments entered a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Inter RAO UES, a subsidiary of Russia's state-owned Rosatom, the new majority owner of Uranium One.

The Jafars' Inter RAO UES deal happened in February 2011, only months after Rosatom acquired Uranium One. Rosatom manages Russia's sprawling nuclear weapons production complex.

Igor Sechin, Inter RAO UES chairman of the board, is also CEO of Russia's state-owned oil conglomerate Rosneft that is in a joint venture with the Jafars' Crescent Petroleum.

Former KGB agent Igor Sechin, known as "the Darth Vader of Russia, is "more powerful than Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev," "more powerful than Vladimir Putin" and "feared more than Putin" Forbes reported in January 2018.

The Inter RAO UES and Rosneft Russian business deals connect Gulftainer to Uranium One. Russian executives move between Inter RAO UES, Uranium One, and Rosatom as though through a revolving door.

The Jafars' deal with Rostec/Rosoboronexport, a 2010 joint venture named Gulftainer Russian Technologies, elevates U.S. national security risks.

Gulftainer entered a joint venture with Russia's state-owned weapons conglomerate Rostec, the sole shareholder of Rosoboronexport. Rostec/Rosoboronexport exports Russia's Trojan Horse Club-K Container Cruise Missile Launch System.

At first glance, the Club-K appears to be a standard intermodal cargo container. Upon remote satellite activation, Club-K "containers" instantly transform into deadly advanced weapons systems capable of launching surprise attacks of Russian Kalibr cruise missiles armed with nuclear, EMP, chemical, and conventional warheads.

Russia's Trojan Horse Club-K ‘containers' can arrive undetected throughout America via semi-truck, rail car, ship, or riverine, quietly lying in wait until satellites transmit electronic launch orders from space.

The Jafar's Gulftainer container terminal at Port Canaveral is a potential entry point for Russian Club-K "containers."

EMP expert Dr. Peter Pry told the Washington Examiner, "Iran has also purchased Russia's Club-K missile system ... The Club-K, if armed with a nuclear warhead, could be used to execute an EMP attack."

The Club-K "is able to wipe out an aircraft carrier up to 400 kilometers away," warns MG Paul E. Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret.).

Badr Jafar, CEO of Gulftainer's parent Crescent Enterprises and Chairman of Gulftainer's Executive Board, visited the Obama White House on March 27, 2014, six weeks before Gulftainer simultaneously announced and signed the Port Canaveral lease, according to visitor logs.

Badr Jafar announced at an Abu Dhabi business conference where Badr Jafar and Former President George W. Bush were both speakers that Gulftainer plans to "close an acquisition on the U.S. East Coast this year" and launch operations at a second U.S. port, Reuters reported on Feb. 8, 2018.

Gulftainer, the News Journal revealed on March 22, 2018, is now in the final stages of acquiring control of Delaware's Port of Wilmington and plans to expand the port by building a new container terminal on the site of a former DuPont (spun off as Chemours) chemical plant.

Crescent Petroleum CEO Majid Jafar and former President Bill Clinton co-chair the Business Backs Education initiative. In March 2014, three months before Gulftainer's Port Canaveral deal was announced, Majid Jafar and Bill Clinton were photographed together at a Dubai meeting of Business Backs Education, an educational project funded by the Varkey GEMS foundation.

The Varkey Foundation website states: "The Varkey GEMS Foundation has helped to facilitate more than 2,300 commitments through the Clinton Global Initiative to date. Upon funding and implementation, these commitments will have a total value of over $70 billion."

The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and Morningstar reported in early February 2018 that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank have launched a forensic accounting trace on hundreds of millions of dollars they gave to the Abraaj Group, a Pakistani private equity group affiliated with Crescent Investments.

Hamid Jafar is a founding shareholder of the Abraaj Group. Barack Obama's Occidental College friend Wahid Hamid from Pakistan is a managing partner. The missing money was earmarked for hospital projects in Pakistan and other developing countries.

Imagine putting Saddam's nuclear henchmen as gatekeepers to America's national security at a critical U.S. port of entry. This national security nightmare was brought to you by the Clintons and Obama.

A version of this piece also appeared on https://www.lifezette.com/

Mary Fanning is an investigative journalist who covers national security and the Middle East, whose work has appeared at Breitbart News, Family Security Matters, Communities Digital News, The American Report, and Center for Security Policy.

Alan Jones is an investigative journalist who covers national security and the Middle East, whose work has appeared at WashingtonTimes.com, Breitbart News, Family Security Matters, Communities Digital News, 1776 Channel, and Center for Security Policy.


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