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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:55 AM
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18. Adnan Khashoggi's guru
Even Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi, the Saudi arms dealer, have a guru--India's Shri Chandra Swamiji Maharaj. In addition to providing spiritual counsel to the fabulously wealthy and hobnobbing with Elizabeth Taylor, the guru, who's been called a "one-man jet-set-introduction service" apparently greases the wheels in weapons transactions and was implicated in the Iran-Contra arms deal. The vastly rich swami was arrested by the Indian police in 1987 on charges of currency fraud.
Any quick look at the Saudi arms dealer shows his notoriety stems from more than just singing too loud in church, or mosque, or whatever temple roof he and Imelda Marco huddle underneath together with their personal guru.

Even Khashoggis guru has CIA connections, we learned: the vastly rich swami has been under official suspicion in the assassination of Indian Premier Rajiv Ghandi, and was even arrested by Indian police for currency fraud.
The Observer, 18 May 1986

A rich and mysterious Indian guru is emerging as another key figure in the Harrods deal. It was he, Shri Chandra Swamiji Maharaj, who arranged the introduction of Mohammed Fayed to the Sultan of Brunei in 1984.

The Swami, a giant bearded figure in flowing white, claims to advise a number of leading political figures around the world, including King Hussein of Jordan, President Mobutu, Rajiv Gandhi and Richard Nixon. He is currently on his way to visit ex-President Marcos in Honolulu. He has met Mrs Thatcher several times.

The Swami is always accompanied by his business adviser Mamaji, Kailash Nath Agar Vall, who relieves him of any unpleasant commercial transactions which may happily occur in the course of his spiritual interviews.

Fayed was asked for two million dollars for the introduction to the Sultan. Eventually Fayed paid the Swami half a million dollars plus a percentage of any future deals, which might result from the meeting. These turned out to be substantial.

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