Apparently Greg Nader has advised almost every President's Foreign Policy in one way or another since the 1980s, including, briefly, even Trump's transition team.
An unusual amount of leniency/forgvieness seems to have been afforded Nader on multiple occasions regarding pedophilic tendencies due to his vital role in overseeing/advising some key issues in the Middle East over the years.
The following article is convoluted, so I'm reorganizing the excerpts to focus on Nader. I think this case is interesting because while on the surface Nader appears to be a serial kid fucker covered for by powerful people, it appears almost as likely that he may have been framed multiple times by political opponents in foreign countries over the years.
First the allegations.
A Middle East expert and analyst... Nader received a six-month sentence from a federal court in Northern Virginia in 1991 on a felony charge of transporting sexually explicit materials in foreign commerce
The 1991 indictment came after customs inspectors at Dulles International Airport found two sexually explicit videotapes in Nader’s luggage as he arrived on a Lufthansa flight from Germany. A pediatrician consulted by the government said the boys in the videos were about 13 or 14 years old.
Customs Inspectors at Dulles International Airport in Washington find two videotapes in a well known diplomats luggage and decide to watch them, find cp.
Nader faced a similar charge in federal court in Washington in 1985 involving allegations of importing from the Netherlands magazines depicting nude boys. A judge dismissed those charges after ruling that the search warrant issued for Nader’s home was invalid.
While this charge seems to vindicate what suspicions the customs inspectors at Dulles six years later may have had that led to the discovery of the video tapes in 1991, the fact that the 1985 charges were dismissed, makes me wonder how likely it would be that customs inspectors would have any knowledge of that case when they decided to view the tapes found in Nader's luggage, which means they were either tipped off or that the tapes were just randomly selected for viewing (which seems highly unlikely)
The 1985 case stemmed from a shipment Nader received of film and various magazines that authorities said depicted “pre and post pubescent boys” engaged in sexual acts. Some of the magazine titles listed in court papers are so blunt as to leave little doubt they involved underage children. A search warrant also produced evidence that Nader had “corresponded with several young boys and saved their letters,” prosecutors wrote.
Invalid search warrant leads to the discovery of mystery shipment containing films and magazines depicting nude boys engaged in sexual acts. The nature of his correspondence with young boys in letters that he saved is not revealed in the article.
Article mentions court papers, Idk if they are publicly available or not, and was not able to locate them myself.
The Associated Press reported... that Nader was convicted in the Czech Republic in 2002 of 10 cases of sexually abusing minors. He received a one-year prison sentence in that case, a court spokeswoman said, according to The AP.
I am not aware of how the Czech Republic tends to handle such cases, so while a one year sentence for fucking 10 minors seems obviously lenient to us, it might not be unusual by Czech legal standards. idk though
Regardless, the question remains, how has a guy like this managed to avoid being avoided by high profile politicians like the plague?
Well, in the 1991 case, for instance:
While the charges were pending, Nader made at least five trips overseas with court permission: four to Beirut and one to Moscow. Prosecutors also agreed with the defense to put the entire case under seal “due to the extremely sensitive nature of Mr. Nader’s work in the Middle East,” court records show.
Later filings make clear that the trips and delays in the case were due to Nader’s involvement in negotiations to free U.S. hostages being held in Lebanon.
In pressing for leniency, Nader’s defense said he was deeply involved in the hostage talks, even though U.S. officials declined to acknowledge his role to the court.
“Although the United States Government, at the highest levels, is aware of Mr. Nader’s participation in these negotiations, no ‘official’ confirmation of his activities will be forthcoming since our government’s official policy is not to negotiate with hostage-takers,” defense attorneys Neil Jaffee and Richard Mendelson wrote.
The defense filed several letters of support, including from Jean Sutherland, whose husband, Thomas, was a professor at American University of Beirut who was then being held hostage. Defense attorneys even accused prosecutors of being duplicitous about Nader’s role.
“The inconsistencies in consenting to Mr. Nader’s unrestricted travel and the sealing of this record but refusing to acknowledge his work on behalf of the hostages is, at best, inexplicable, and, at worst, malevolent,” Jaffee and Mendelson said.
Prosecutors rejected that claim as “totally unfounded” and insisted that much of Nader’s work was indeed opaque to the State Department and other officials.
If Nader's work was opaque even to State Department officials, he must be a spook, or at least working with spooks.
Hilton, the judge, sided with the defense, concluding that a lighter sentence than usual was warranted “because of the defendant’s extraordinary cooperation with the government’s in certain areas.”
He was given a six-month sentence, but:
When imposing the six-month sentence, Hilton recommended that Nader be put in a work-release program that would allow him to do his Mideast-related work during the day. And it appears he did just that.
Prison records indicate that Nader served his six-month sentence on the 1991 charge in a halfway house in Baltimore and completed it in June 1992. A video aired on C-SPAN in March 1992 shows him hosting a discussion in his capacity as editor of a newsletter called Middle East Insight.
From the outside looking in, this seems like an insane miscarriage of justice propagated by an elite cabal sympathetic to the pedophilic predilections of a sick fuck, but when taking the delicacy of MidEast relations into account, a different picture comes into view.
In addition to his work on the hostage issue, since the 1980s, Nader has been a regular participant in Middle East policy discussions under several U.S. presidents.
“George has popped up under most every administration I”ve been associated with,” said Aaron David Miller, a longtime State Department Mideast negotiator now with the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Miller said Nader had entree with an impressive range of people.
"Does it surprise me that George would surface again in another administration? Absolutely not,” he said. “In the Middle East, George had an absolutely amazing degree of contact with the people we were talking to.”
It doesn't seem farfetched to me to propose that Nader may have been framed by foreign adversaries, perhaps even domestic ones, seeking to destroy his reputation on account of his apparently crucial role in certain Middle East Negotiations.
Consider the timing of the 2002 conviction in the Czech Republic. This would have been at the height of post 9/11 hysteria. A time when we were gearing up for war and it seems his Middle East influence would have been extremely helpful in our country's dealing with that situation.
Knowing that our own Judiciary may be willing to allow Nader to continue his work despite similar allegations, as in 1991, he was instead convicted in a foreign country, where presumably, no such leniency would be granted. Or at least to a far lesser extent.
Could Nader's influence in the Middle East have changed our own course of action there had he not been held in the Czech Republic in 2002? Maybe he was granted the free reign then that he was in 1991?
It's hard to speculate, being that I know so little about the Czech Republic. but the timing of this particular conviction strikes me as highly suspect.
The article hints that the court docs from the 1991 case in Virginia were unsealed in March of this year. Also hints that docs from the 1985 case could also be on public record, but I have been unable to track either down, if anyone is able to find them.