Libya, Allison Mack, Sara Bronfman and Baset Igtet

Allison Mack seems to be headed in a new direction – and it appears to be Libya.

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Notice the Libyan flag next to the American flag in Miss Mack’s recent social media posting.

Strangely, Libyan views have gone up in the last few days on the Frank Report.

In November 2013, Politico reported that former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s law firm signed up as a foreign agent for Basit Igtet, a “Libyan businessman and activist who was considering running for prime minister in Libya”.
 

Mr. Igtet, according to Forbes, claimed he made his money through assorted ventures in Switzerland, where his family had sought exile. He married Sara Bronfman, the daughter of the late Edgar Bronfman, who had been the billionaire chairman of Seagrams and president of the World Jewish Congress.

The foreign agent registration form filed at the Justice Department noted that Lieberman would be part of the team handling this $100,000 project that would provide “government relations services” to Igtet.

According to Mother Jones , Igtet, who is a native of Benghazi, was a long-shot candidate for prime minister.

Forbes noted, “Igtet believes he’s got the technocratic prowess to transform his country of six million people from the brink of civil war into the crown jewel of northern Africa. But skeptics say his status as a longtime expatriate and his lack of national security experience leave him ill-prepared to grasp control of deteriorating relations among warring rebel factions, police and the army.”

Having a Jewish wife was probably not an asset.

As part of his campaign, Igtet emphasized his connections to the United States, pointing out his wife was involved with the US-Libya Chamber of Commerce and boasting that he personally knew Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain. But Foreign Policy reported in early 2014 that as part of his campaign, he also sought out a terrorist suspect wanted by the United States for orchestrating the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi:

Igtet not only has built ties with America’s friends, he’s also met with its enemies. He sat down last year with Ahmed Abu Khattala, the Benghazi militant charged by the Justice Department for his involvement in the 2012 attack on the American mission in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The State Department declared Abu Khattala a specially designated global terrorist in January.

Igtet says he told Abu Khattala that he is opposed to Libyans “being kidnapped or transferred somewhere else” – a reference to the U.S. policy of rendition, which Libyans saw firsthand last year when US commandos snatched al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Libi off a Tripoli street and eventually brought him to New York to stand trial. Abu Khattala fears this could be his own fate.

“We are Libyans, this is our country and if someone has done something wrong here, they have to be judged in this country,” said Igtet. “Abu Khattala told me he is sure of his innocence. He said he has no problem to go to the court in Benghazi and face these issues there.”

Khattala never made it to a Benghazi court. In June 2014, he was captured by US special forces in a villa south of Benghazi, interrogated on a Navy ship for 13 days, and brought to the United States. US prosecutors have accused him of being a ringleader of the Benghazi assault.

When Khattala was nabbed, he was one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists, and bureau agents participated in the mission that grabbed him.

What was the Libyan Igtet doing when he reached out to Khattala?

Meantime, Sara Bronfman seems to have created the Libyan Chamber of Commerce, a  federal not-for-profit corporation in Canada.

The three directors are

  • ABDUL-BASIT IGTET
    1 CENTRAL PARK WEST
    APT. 33D
    NEW YORK NY 10023
    United States

 

  • SARA BRONFMAN
    1 CENTRAL PARK WEST
    APT. 33D
    NEW YORK NY 10023
    United States

 

  • RICHARD GRIFFITHS
    177 OCEAN LANE DRIVE
    SUITE 713
    KEY BISCAYNE FL 33149
    United States

    And look at this:
    Did they just create a chamber of commerce out of the air? Typical ESP move: let’s create lots of shell companies and launder money? Or is there something else at play? And what does Allison “The Pimp” Mack have to do with it?  Is female pubic mutilation part of the Libyan Chamber of Commerce’s plan?
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    Sara Bronfman and Abdul Basit Igtet with their daughter. Will she be enrolled in the Rainbow Cultural Garden, Keith Raniere’s unlicensed pre-school program that utilizes multiple nannies who speak different languages?  Will she be branded and placed on a 500 calorie diet when she gets older? And when she gets to be around 13, will they entrust Mr. Raniere to mentor her one on one?

2 thoughts on “Libya, Allison Mack, Sara Bronfman and Baset Igtet

  1. Allison Mack’s Instagram strongly implies that Sara Bronfman escorted her to London (Globe Theatre pix, airline wingtip, pix). One photo shows a ring? pin? with the Libyan and US flag. Sara has Libyan connections through her husband, Basit Igtet. It is likely that Basit and Sara have a safe place to stay in Libya. Some reader comments have suggested that Allison is actually in Libya, but her Twitter and Instagram are inconclusiveabout that.

    Libyan politics are complicated. There are two rival “national” governments, one based in Tripoli in the west, and one in Tobruk (not far from larger Benghazi) in the east. Most of the territory is actually controlled by regional warlords. But to everyone’s credit, the national governments and warlords have not been attacking each other on a significant scale.

    Igtet is from a wealthy, prominent Benghazi family, bravely publicly criticized Ghaddafi when it was dangerous to do so, and as a result had to flee Libya as a young adult. He landed in Switzerland (presumably aided by family wealth and connections), and prospered (presumably showing at least reasonable ability).

    Libyan media accessible in English on the Internet says Igtet is organizing a rally in Tripoli on September 25. He is clearly campaigning for national leadership, in a democratic manner, in a nation with no established democratic norms.

    Igtet appears to be one of the “good guys” in the Libyan mess, as far as I can tell. There is also no obvious evidence that he is involved in the Raniere-verse beyond having married Sara Bronfman, who appears to be not particularly central, apart from bring Clare’s sister. Sara hasn’t renounced it, but she doesn’t seem to have promoted it, nor punished its enemies directly.

    Occam’s razor suggests that Sara is trying to get Allison away from Clifton Park, and perhaps out of legal reach.

  2. Basit Igtet is making a play for power in Libya (another one) and has organized a mass demonstration in Tripoli for September 25. Presumably Allison Mack is there for that. The whole sex cult angle of NXIVM is obviously only a small part of this. Are they actually moving on from Keith to bigger things? Playing at nation-building with emojis and self-help quotes? Running stupid workshops is one thing, but Libya is oil, US geopolitics,

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