(PHOTO: Pat Robertson "prays" with hand sign that means "Hail Satan")
(12-12-05)"Christian Coalition Founder Pat Robertson and Liberian strongman Charles Taylor were business partners in a Cayman Islands front company called Freedom Gold, Ltd. In fact, Freedom Gold was headquartered at Robertson's CBN offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Robertson's African interests also crossed paths with Victor Bout's in another country -- the former Zaire. Robertson's African Development Company used the cover of Robertson's tax-exempt 'Operation Blessing' to ferry conflict diamonds out of civil war-ravaged Zaire (now Congo)"
Additional ties between southern Christian fundamentalists, Texas oil interests, and Russian-Israeli mobsters and weapons smugglers uncovered.
According to informed Washington insiders, there is increasing evidence of financial links between key "Christian Right" GOP notables and an international ring of Russian-Ukrainian-Israeli mobsters tied to notorious Russian weapons smuggler Viktor Vasilevich (aka Anatoliyevich) Bout.