On the 20th of last month, a story was reported in Zero Hedge that many of you sent to me, concerning the strange death of a Swiss banker - Mr. Jason Varnish - in a very weird skiing accident. Now, at the time, I did not blog about the accident, because there was not much known about the incident, nor about Mr. Varnish. This was strange, I thought, since in the case of many of the bizarre deaths of bankers in the past few years - many of them blogged about here on this site - there was enough to suggest that in some of those cases, perhaps, the bankers in question had some knowledge of high financial skulllduggery and fraud, and perhaps even of the machinations of what I have been calling the "hidden system of finance", due to their positions within their respective banks. Now, before we go any further with filling in some context on that hidden system, here's the Zero Hedge story to which I refer:
Now, as the article notes, Mr. Varnish was very highly placed at Credit Suisse, and his death "by asphixiation on a ski lift" is...well a little "unusual":
Almost exactly 10 years ago, we detailed the tragic death of Gerard Reilly in a skiing accident - the point man on Repo 105, the point person for E&Y's "investigation" into the Matthew Lee whistleblower campaign, Lehman's Level 2 and Level 3 asset valuation, the brain behind the idea to spin off Lehman's commercial real estate business, Lehman's Archstone investment, and likely so much more:
[Reilly] was skiing alone on the John's Bypass Trail, a connector between the Excelsior and Lower Cloudspin ski runs that's accessible from either the Cloudsplitter Gondola or the Summit Quad chairlift, when he left the trail and hit a tree. A skier following behind Reilly witnessed the incident and contacted ski patrol.
...not only was he was a decent skier but he was over 6'4" tall and wearing a helmet - it may always be a mystery to us how he succumbed to his injuries so fast...
The reason we bring this up is that an investigation continues in Colorado after the death of a skier in the popular tourist town of Vail.
The skier, 46 year old Jason Varnish of New Jersey, was Credit Suisse Managing Director, and served as the bank's global head of prime services risk
In what can only be described as a freak accident, Varnish reportedly died of asphyxia and his death was ruled an accident after he slipped through the seat of the lift and his coat got caught. The incident took place at the Blue Sky Basin section of the Vail Ski Resort.
The skier reportedly suffocated to death after being "caught in a chairlift" and the incident marks about the 8th skier death in Colorado this year, which marks a pace slightly lower than last year, according to the Washington Post.
But, more seriously, we are sure it's just a coincidence that 10 years after the man at the center of the Lehman debacle dies mysteriously, a very senior Credit Suisse MD dies in a freak accident as the bank faces ongoing issues from its 'spying' scandal (just 5 months after 'the spy' was found dead.)
As I stated, at the time I did not blog about this banker death, because I intuited at the time that there might be more to the story, so as I often do in such cases, I let this article stay in my "finals folder" long after the article had been sent to me, until more information might become available.
Well, that "more information" might just have done so, and we'll get back to that in a moment, but first, we need to fill in the context a bit, and revisit my concept of a hidden system of finance. I've outlined this idea in two of my books (Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations and Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations), and have spoken about it publicly in various interviews, and at the 2014 Secret Space Program Conference in San Mateo, California. The essence of my idea is that some Axis loot, recovered secretly by the USA after World War Two, and some of it remaining in post-war "Axis" hands, was used as a secret slush fund to finance covert operations and black research projects. On the American end of things, and following the research of Peggy and Sterling Seagrave in their book Gold Warriors, I posited that the US National Security Council was put in charge of this loot by President Truman, thus placing the US Intelligence "community" in the banking business. This reserve of Axis loot was moved into participating prime banks of the West, and could function as a secret reserve on the banks' ledgers, capable of being rehypothecated over and over again, creating massive amounts of liquidity. On the "Axis" side of things, I further speculated that some of this money was re-laundered back into "Axis" hands for the rebuilding of Europe, and hence this rationalized the participation of the Rockefellers and their interests, and of Prince Bernard of the Netherlands and former Nazi banker and Deutschebank CEO (after the war), Dr. Herman Josef Abs, in the early Bilderberg meetings. Additionally, part of my speculations included the idea of a hidden bond market - suggested by the various bearer bonds scandals of the past years - to move massive amounts of money secretly. This money, plus the amount of gold recovered from Imperial Japan's "Operation Golden Lily", could also be used to rig various markets, and especially bullion markets.
With that in mind, back to Mr. Varnish's strange death-by-chairlift-accident, a story that seems in its outlines to have all the best elements of an "Arkancide". But there's now a story that, to my high octane speculative mind, might have a great deal to do with Mr. Varnish having been "Epsteined", and it's this (shared by G.B., to whom a big thank you):
And here's the meat of the article:
An investigation by Argentine investigator Pedro Filipuzzi revealed a list of 12,000 Nazis in Argentina that apparently have money in accounts at the Zurich-based Credit Suisse investment bank, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement.
The list, which Filipuzzi gave to Simon Wiesenthal Center's international relations director Dr. Shimon Samuels and Latin America director Dr. Ariel Gelblung, was found in an old storage room at the former Buenos Aires Nazi headquarters.
“We believe very probable that these dormant accounts hold monies looted from Jewish victims, under the Nuremberg Aryanization laws of the 1930s,” the center said in a letter addressed to Credit Suisse vice president Christian Küng.
The center added that, “We are aware that you already have claimants as alleged heirs of Nazis in the list,” and requested access to the bank's archives in order to somehow settle the issue.
“Mr. Küng, in 1997, we organized a major conference in Geneva, together with Winterthur Insurance, on ‘Restitution: A Moral Debt to History,’” Samuels noted, according to the statement. “A few weeks before our conference, I received a telephone call from Credit Suisse, requesting to co-sponsor our gathering... In the spirit of the conference’s title, I asked for access to spoliated accounts for our expert researcher. There was no response.
“The current story and the remaining assets, arguably looted, of 12,000 Nazis will, we hope, be viewed differently, for the good name of Credit Suisse.”
Twelve thousand Nazi accounts, in other words, might still be on the books of Credit Suisse, in active accounts, for as the article alleges, heirs to these accounts have apparently stepped forward as alleged claimants. Would Mr. Varnish, as Managing Director of Credit Suisse and its "global head of prime services risk" have known of these accounts? Very likely. Additionally, he might very well know something about how all that money was used since the Second World War, and those hidden tentacles probably run very far, and very deep.
Which raises the subject of his death-by-ski-lift, for if one assumes this was not accidental, but rather a murder, then who had the motive? Here two high octane speculative possibilities(and certainly not the only possible ones) come to mind: Israel itself, which might have intelligence reasons to believe Mr. Varnish was connected to what I have called the postwar "Nazi International". On the other hand, it might be that Nazi International itself which did the deed, perhaps having intelligence that the story of those 12,000 accounts had been tracked down and was about to break.
For the moment, my money is on the second of those alternatives, for as of this writing, while Mr. Varnish very likely knew of those accounts, there's no data so far as I can tell to suggest he was involved in that International's activities.
See you on the flip side...