Western intelligence agencies and NGOs have found a very effective way to infiltrate societies via the LGBT network. All societies have LGBTs, and they tend to form a sort of loose “secret society.” Most societies and governments simply want to ignore them and keep them out of the public eye, even very socially conservative governments.
But by drawing them out in a semi-public way, the Western intelligence agencies and NGOs have access to a large, distributed network that is now reliant on the Western intelligence agencies for political representation, and are in a semi-blackmailable state.
Apparently, this sort of intelligence operation has been around for a while. The USSR recruited gay male networks in Britain and the US, which started the “lavender menace” scare in the 1950s, when homosexuals were purged from government and espionage work. The “Cambridge Five” in the UK was perhaps the worst Soviet infiltration of Britain ever.
It’s a rather ingenious technique. You draw out the indigenous LGBT network, who due to their nature of being embedded at various levels of society can give you a vast amount of compromising information on even public figures, then when the inevitable crackdown happens, they are typically going to be even more amenable to cooperation with the foreign regime, for both “positive” reasons (i.e., they want Western help to get “freedom” in their own countries) as well as “negative” reasons (i.e., they are now easily blackmailed.)
The State Department under Hillary Clinton all but announced this as public policy.
It also shows you that all of those “conspiracy theories” about celebrities are, in some way, correct. The intelligence agencies most certainly do leverage popular celebrity culture and figures to organize dissident networks in other countries.
Popular culture, like traveling musical acts, are an amazingly effective way to smuggle into foreign countries both agents to network with indigenous dissidents, but also drugs – and highly sophisticated electronic equipment. Perhaps one of the spookiest rock bands in history, The Police, did a massive tour to various Cold War hot spots in the 1980s – right out in the open yet virtually no one even thought about the implications of that.
It got so comical that they even had kiddie cartoons in the 1970s about “rock bands” that were “secret spies.” A humorous example from not long ago – George Clooney, the Hollywood actor, arranging semi-pornographic photo shoots
in various countries in the Russian orbit with a British spy to “help Bosnia” that included a number of spooky people that would go on to be involved in various “Color Revolutions” against Putin’s Russia back in the 2000s. They even released a book about it. There’s George Clooney, the Hollywood actor, taking pornographic photographs and videos with a network of people who would then go on to lead the anti-Putin “color revolutions” a few years later.
George Clooney, Hayden Penettiere and Wladimir Klitschko are three of four celebrities– celebrities I know of– who made early public statements in support of the CIA-backed ‘Maidan’ revolution in the Ukraine. The fourth celeb, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the only one not present at this porn shoot– he was Governor of California at the time. Public office kept his pants on.
There is so much bizarre about this book, Room 23, that I’m not sure where to start. So I’ll start with ‘Diana Jenkins’.
Her real name is Sanela Ćatić, a Bosnian who was born to a wealthy family in Sarajevo (her dad was an ‘economist’– or economic hit man?!). Sanela changed her name when she married Roger Jenkins, a shadowy British banker who supposedly got rich devising tax-avoidence schemes for clients of Barclays Capital.
According to the London Evening Standard in 2004:
Dijana [another alias for Sanela Ćatić? –a.nolen] is the second wife of Roger Jenkins, the banker who, Financial Mail revealed recently, was paid more than £19.5m last year by his bosses at Barclays Capital. That figure makes Jenkins, 49 last Thursday, the highest-paid employee of any FTSE company and almost certainly the best-paid investment banker in the City last year.
Salena has money of her own… from somewhere. Read her ‘biography’ here, she claims to have run through military barricades to flee war-torn Bosnia; found her way to London; enrolled in City University London; founded a financial company called D-Sol; made friends with the wife of Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (chairman of the Qatar Investment Authority); found her ex-husband Roger Jenkins at the gym; set up a rash of charities to send money to Bosnia and chase down human rights abusers; backed/bailed out suspected mass-murderer and ex-President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ejup Ganić; and started Sarajevo television station TV1. All these activities went on when she wasn’t partying with celebs from both sides of the Atlantic! Wow, cool! Right?
When I think of ‘the conflict in the Former Yugoslavia’, I think of Americans choosing sides in an ugly civil conflict; building the Bosnians up as innocent victims; then bombing the hell out of the country. Once the dust settled, a bunch of taxpayer-backed investment funds bought up all of the Former Yugoslav national assets for international oligarchs at bargain prices.
Americans were pretty concerned about rounding up Serbian (only!) human-rights-abusers, just like Sanela Ćatić/Dijana/Diana Jenkins. Here’s the mission statement of her flagship charity, ‘International Human Rights Project’, find it on the Room 23 ‘About’ page.
About the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Project
Proceeds from the sale of Room 23 benefit the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Project (SDJIHRP) at UCLA School of Law. This project brings together cutting-edge human rights advocacy, education , scholarship and policy-oriented research. The Project is aimed at developing groundbreaking approaches to advancing human rights and to training the next generation of human rights lawyers and advocates. Its current activities focus on the uses of law in deterring, ending and redressing genocide and massive human rights abuses around the globe. Under this umbrella, the technology clinic is launching fall 2009, as the world’s first human rights “fire alarm” device of its kind, enabling witnesses of human rights violation to upload information onto a new website. The resulting database will be used as an early warning system of unfolding atrocities and as a repository of evidence and witness statements for potential prosecution.
Think how useful that database will be for functional organizations like the ITCY or the International Criminal Court.