Man of Mystery Hustles Myanmar
Make-believe Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe turns up again—like a bad penny
“Myanmar junta hires Israeli intelligence veteran for international lobbying campaign”
—Foreign Lobby Report.
Ari Ben-Menashe, the shadowy Montreal-based business consultant, arms dealer, and—he says—one time Israeli spy, has turned up again. Like a bad penny.
His latest caper, surfaced by Julian Pecquet’s Foreign Lobby Report , is advising the Myanmar junta on how to beat U.S. trade sanctions. His client, according to his filing with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act: Myanmar Defense Minister Gen. Mya Tun Oo. His fee, according to the March 8 filing: $2 million.
That’s a tasty bit of change for very little work, since everyone except maybe the QAnon shaman knows that Washington will never forgive the murderous Myanmar military for engineering the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims, imprisoning democratic leaders and activists and killing peaceful protesters by the dozens.
Ben-Menashe has a long history of trying to manipulate…