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It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book...it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can't put it down! It's a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That's the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei's latest film is The Blue Mansion - Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It's quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Was Ambassador Stevens responsible for the weapon that killed him?

Ambassador Stevens & arms dealer Marc Turi

Ambassador Stevens & arms dealer Marc Turi

Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens responsible for the very weapon that he was killed with?

It is possible that weapons supplied by the arms dealer that Ambassador Stevens helped were used to kill Stevens, himself? This is possible as, incredibly, Mr. Stevens was in touch with and gave assistance to notorious arms dealer, Marc Turi—read on!

Mr. Turi, an acquaintance of Mr. Stevens, realized that Libya could be a lucrative new market, and applied to the State Department for a license to provide weapons to the rebels there. This is according to e-mails and other documents Mr. Turi has provided or that have been seized by the Department of Homeland Security. (American citizens are required to obtain United States approval for any international arms sales.)

The evidence shows that Mr. Turi had exchanged e-mails regarding arms sales with Mr. Stevens, then “special representative” to the Libyan rebel alliance. Mr. Turi sought Stevens help with his arms business.

Mr. Stevens complied and said he would “share” Mr. Turi’s proposal with colleagues in Washington, according to e-mails “provided” by Mr. Turi to the U. S. authorities.

The U.S. rejected Mr. Turi’s application for a license in late March 2011.

Undeterred, Turi applied again, stating only that he planned to ship arms worth more than $200 million to Qatar. Only $200 million! Of course, U. S. arms sent by the U.S. via Qatar to were to support militant groups in Libya.

In May 2011, the U. S. approved Mr. Turi’s application.

Mr. Turi, in an interview, said that his intent was to get weapons to Qatar and that what “the U.S. government and Qatar allowed from there was between them.” Obviously an arms dealer like , Mr. Turi would know that arms sent to Qatar were destined for Libya.

Mr. Stevens, who became the United States ambassador to Libya, was one of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012

Ironically, Ambassador Stevens was killed quite possibly by one of Mr. Turi’s weapons—sold by Mr. Turi with Steven’s help.

Mr. Turi is an interesting fellow. He lives in both Arizona and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Who knows how he made his connection with Mr. Stevens?

Mr. Turi’s company, Turi Defense Group, Inc., is listed as both as a vendor with the U. S. General Services Administration and as a lobbying firm with the U.S. Senate.

How were the emails and the connection between Stevens and Mr. Turi discovered?

Mr. Turi’s home near Phoenix was raided by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Administration officials say Mr. Turi remains “under investigation” in connection with his arms dealings. The Justice Department would not comment.

Undaunted by the affair, Mr. Turi said he believed that United States feared he was cutting into the U.S. business with Qatar. Of the Qataris, he said, “They just handed them out like candy.”

TURI DEFENSE GROUP, INC.
7251 W LAKE MEAD BLVD STE 300
LAS VEGAS, NV 891288380USA

Email: marc@turico.com
Phone: (888) 953-5999

 

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