A Tribute to an All-time Great Investigator - @rebelskum
Since joining Steemit at the end of 2016, I’ve seen a lot of internet sleuths come and go. Some arrive from other platforms looking for rewards only to leave a few short months later when the market flips. Others, however, do not come for the rewards but come to etch their work permanently on to the Steem blockchain, increase its staying power and guard against censorship.
I’ve seen a lot of talented researchers over the years but rarely have I seen a researcher with so much skill, dedication to craft, and an ability to clearly breakdown complicated narratives into digestible pieces for the common reader.
With Jeffrey Epstein back in the headlines on a daily basis I think it's time to give credit where credit is due and shine a light on some fantastic research from @rebelskum of the, now defunct, Pizzagate.wiki (more on this below).
When @rebelskum arrived on the platform, I was the first to greet him as I was aware of his posts on Voat.co, a sort of clone of reddit.com, where pizzagate researchers had been forced to move to after the banning of r/pizzagate. Before the reddit ban hammer came down, r/pizzagate had over 20,000 subscribers and was ground-zero for PG related work, a real hive of DIY research.
What I wasn't aware of at the time was the depth of research being assembled by the team at the Pizzagate.wiki where @rebelskum was an administrator. I soon realized that this researcher was the real McCoy and always provided detailed evidence to back up his work.
The Pizzagate Wiki - Under attack from Dyncorp (2016-2017)
The research from @rebelskum, aka Ryan Zimmerman, and the team at the Pizzagate Wiki garnered a lot of attention on Voat.co for their in-depth research and analysis. Of course deep dives included the prime PG suspects from the Podestas and the Clinton crime syndicate, to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, to historical accounts like the Franklin Scandal and the Dutroux Affair, all well organized and painstakingly sourced. US defense contractor Dyncorp with links to human trafficking in numerous countries spanning several decades was also featured on the Wiki.
In early January 2017, the pizzagate.wiki Dyncorp page came under spam attack in an attempt to take down the website. Wiki admins traced the origins of the attack and linked it to an IP address in Waltham, Massachusetts - headquarters of none other than defense contractor Raytheon. Evidence of Dyncorp and Raytheon partnership, here.
It appears that Dyncorp was none too pleased with some of the connections the Wiki was making between murdered researcher Monica Petersen in Haiti and her colleague Claude Estree.
" Fun fact: As many know, Claude D'Estree, who is murdered researcher Monica Petersen's colleague and is the most outspoken about her not investigating the Clinton Foundation, previously worked for DynCorp. However, D'Estree didn't just work for DynCorp - he was their direct link to the US Attorney's Office during DynCorp's biggest child trafficking scandal which took place in Bosnia in 1999. The US Attorney's Office that should have been prosecuting DynCorp, but never did. That whole incident was so big it literally got turned into a Hollywood movie called the Whistleblower with Rachel Weisz."
The Wiki remained resilient in the face of these attacks and continued research for the first half of 2017. However, the website was removed/suspended sometime in the summer of 2017 and @rebelskum also 'went dark' from Steemit, Voat and Twitter at about the same time.
To my knowledge, The Pizzagate.Wiki has been down ever since and awareness of this fact began to sound alarm bells for some in the research community.
Followers of Zimmerman became concerned for his safety and attempted to reach out to him. After several months of complete silence, @rebelskum briefly reappeared in November 2017 to release "The Devil of Little St. James" a documentary Ryan had been quietly working on about Jeffrey Epstein.
The Devil of Little St. James - The Jeffrey Epstein Documentary
Little Saint James, known to some as pedophile island, is a small island in the Caribbean where Epstein would allegedly host orgies with high-profile politicians and celebrities. Guests were flown to the island aboard Epstein's private Jet - The Lolita Express. Names from the pilot's log book include; Bill Clinton, Larry Summers, Alan Dershowitz, Kevin Spacey, Doug Band, Chris Tucker and many more were said to have flown with Epstein.
Some of the lesser known names included in the Black Book with notable connections to Epstein were detailed in a series called "Stringing Cheese" (a reference to pizzagate) by @rebelskum.
Friends and Individuals with Connections to Epstein
- Bruce King (Former New Mexico Governor)
- Peter Soros (nephew of George Soros)
- Leslie Wexner (billionaire and financier of Epstein)
- Bill Richardson (Former New Mexico Governor and Democratic presidential hopeful)
- Eva Andersson Dubin (Former Miss Sweden and socialite New York City doctor)
- Alan Dershowitz (Epstein's Attorney)
- Alberto Pinto (Epstein's late Interior Decorator)
- Bill Maronet (listed as "phones")
- Caroline Stark (professor)
- Christophe Gaie (listed as "witness")
- Cindy (Buklarewicz) Lopez (of Karin Models)
- Colonial Bank ("Kristina Bello," lists "Leonor" - possibly another point of contact?)
- Courtney Love (Singer) - As an arrow is drawn specifically to "Dana", the reference is probably to Dana Giacchetto, Courtney Love's money manager at the time who she seemed to be romantically involved with
- Donald Trump (owner of the Mar A Lago Resort, which Epstein and Maxwell recruited victims from)
- Ehud Barak (Prime Minister of Israel from 1999-2001)
- Eric Gany (VP of Caremi Partners, LTD)
- Flavio Briatore (Italian millionaire and former boyfriend of supermodel Heidi Klum)
- Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein's "madame")
- Jean Luc Brunel ("Karin Models," owner of MC2 modeling agency, discussed further below)
- Joseph and Florina Rueda
- Larry Visoski (Epstein's Chief Pilot)
- Michelle Campos (professor)
- Ron Burkle (California Billionaire Businessman)
- Timothy W. Newcombe ("Tim", "Newcombe Electronic Systems")
- Tom/Pat Sawyers (Sawyers Control Systems)
- Sarah Kellen (Epstein's Assistant, discussed above)
Post Conviction Friends
- Chelsea Handler (actress/comedian)
- Katie Couric (news anchor)
- George Stephanopoulos (news anchor)
- Woody Allen (actor)
Epstein's Illegal Non-Prosecution Deal, Virginia Roberts & Jane Does #4, #6, & #43
In 2018, the Miami Herald published a powerful series called "Perversion of Justice" and brought convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's scandalous case to a wider audience. This is an excellent series which includes previously unpublished information on the case and likely played a role in fostering the newest charges against Epstein by the FBI.
This exposé certainly deserves all the awards and accolades that are attributed to the investigation. There's also a lot of overlap with @rebelskum's research demonstrating how dialed-in our fellow Steemian was with the case. In particular, his detailed examination of the court filings and Epstein's non-prosecution deal. In addition, while the Herald focuses in on the finer details of the case, Ryan Zimmerman examines an overarching narrative not only by connecting Epstein with a greater number of politically connected individuals but also draws parallels to the Franklin Scandal, the Finders Cult, the Dutroux Affair and Dyncorp's dark history.
While people may be shocked to learn of Epstein's case today, none of this is new to those that were involved in pizzagate/pedogate research in 2016-2017. Epstein's case was always a focal point.
Jane Doe No. 43's complaint against Jeffrey Epstein and his associates contains shocking and detailed facts. This document, upheld in court, explains that Jeffrey Epstein continued to sexually assault underage girls during his prosecution. This would completely nullify his non-prosecution agreement which led to his reduced sentence and terms leading to his present freedom.
Jane Doe No. 43's story is very similar to those of Jane Doe No. 4 & 6, but is notably far more detailed, un-redacted and especially notable for its naming of others besides Epstein as defendants. These other defendants include Ghislaine Maxwell, Sarah Kellen, Lesley Groff and Natalya Malyshev.
Epstein and Dyncorp
Gone Dark Again
Since posting the documentary on Epstein, @rebelskum has gone dark once again and the Pizzagate.wiki is still down. In one of his final posts to Steem/Steemit he announced that he was working on a follow up documentary called "Black Hydra" on ritual abuse involving world leaders. With any luck, we may see a triumphant return out of the blue from this legendary researcher, just like when he released the Epstein doc. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
I'll be doing a follow-up to this post in the near future as there's some more amazing work from this researcher well worth sharing.
Wherever you are Ryan, we hope you're safe and still fighting the good fight.
We miss you man!
Big Respect, V
Fun Fact: My very first post on Steemit was about Jeffrey Epstein
Pizzagate Wiki Mirrors
Last but not least, I have a little treat for those of you who are frustrated that the Wiki is no longer available - There are still some mirrors that are accessible!
*EDIT - I feel I should clarify that there's a distinction between the pilot's flight Log Book and Epstein's Black Book. Donald Trump's name does not appear in the flight log's, however, his name and contact information is highlighted in Epstein's black book.