Billionaire Who Bought Epstein’s Notorious Island Revealed
The two Caribbean islands that formerly belonged to now-deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein have been sold. The islands, known for their bizarre structures, were initially listed at $125 million, but sold for $60 million to the founder of a private equity firm that has new plans for construction.
Meanwhile, new details are emerging on who Epstein was meeting with before his death. Wall Street Journal obtained new records, including Epstein’s personal calendar, which exposes the names and dates of meetings with various public figures.
Also, the U.S. military is facing a recruitment crisis, and they’re turning to drag to get numbers up.
In this episode of Crossroads, we’ll discuss these stories and others.
We’ve been told that it’s a conspiracy to even suggest there’s a problem of pedophilia among the global elite. We’re told that allegations of child abuse, or of the sex trafficking of children among circles in politics and the entertainment industry are groundless.
But we should ask in return: what about Jeffry Epstein? The convicted child sex offender who was shuttling the global elites in politics, entertainment, and finance on his private airplane and his private island. Jeffery Epstein allegedly killed himself in prison. His closest associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, was sentenced to 20 years in prison last June for sex trafficking of minors.
It’s an odd situation in many ways. The list of clients and details of cases still aren’t being shown to the public. People around the case keep turning up dead from alleged suicides. And the corporate media keeps telling us that any talk of things like this are just plain old conspiracy.
Well, regardless, Jeffrey Epstein keeps hitting the headlines. The now deceased billionaire hedge-fund manager, with debatable sources of income, owned two islands in the Caribbean. You might have seen the one with the infamous temple-like blue and white striped structure on it, fixated with a golden dome and golden bird statues.
After Epstein’s death, his two islands went up for sale for $125 million. And both islands were just sold for less than half that price at $60 million. The islands are Great St. James and Little St James, the latter of which was previously listed as “snorkel stop” for the Disney Cruise Line.
Disney, by the way, claims it had no connection to the island itself, and claims the island was just included in the cruise description to “identify areas where snorkeling would be available.”
But back to the point: who bought Jeffrey Epstein’s islands? Well, that’s Stephen Deckoff. He’s the founder of private equity firm Black Diamond Capital Management, which last year reportedly managed $10 billion in assets. Deckoff, himself, has a net worth of $3 billion.
He has new plans for Epstein’s islands as well. Deckoff allegedly plans to build a 25-room luxury resort on the property, and claims he never visited the islands until after Epstein died in 2019. He told Forbes “I’ve been proud to call the U.S. Virgin Islands home for more than a decade and am tremendously pleased to be able to bring the area a world-class destination benefitting its natural grace and beauty.”
Meanwhile, back on Jeffrey Epstein, himself, people are still wondering an important question: if he really was a prominent child sex trafficker working with the global elite, then who were his clients? Well, that information still isn’t being shown to us. But, his “black book” of contacts is public, as are the flight logs on who traveled on his private jet.
And now, we’re also getting to see his private calendar, which details who he claimed he was meeting with. These also include emails and other files from 2013 to 2017.
The Wall Street Journal recently released two reports, which reveal details on this, including some of the names. It notes in particular that these include people he met with after he served jail time in 2008 for a sex crime with a minor. Remember that in the end, he only had to register as a sex offender, and served 13 months in a work-release program.
The new reports note that Epstein had three meetings with William Burns, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He got his CIA position under Biden in 2021, and had met with Epstein three times in 2014 when he was Deputy Secretary of State.
The former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, Kathryn Ruemmler, also allegedly had dozens of meetings with Jeffrey Epstein. These meetings were after she left the White House and became a top layer at Goldman Sachs Group in 2020. Wall Street Journal says that Epstein even planned a 2017 visit for her to his private island in the Caribbean and introduced her to some potential legal clients, including the former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Another was Noam Chomsky, professor and political activist who was scheduled to fly with Epstein and have dinner at his Manhattan townhouse in 2015. When asked, Wall Street Journal reports that Chomsky said in an email, “First response is that it is none of your business. Or anyone’s. Second is that I knew him and we met occasionally.”
There was also Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, who invited Epstein to the campus. Wall Street Journal notes Epstein brought a group of young female guests. Not only that, Botstein had about two dozen meetings scheduled with Epstein.
Interestingly, none of these names were in Epstein’s black book or flight logs.
A follow-up article from Wall Street Journal describes Epstein’s meetings with others, including filmmaker Woody Allen, and with Lawrence Summers, the former director of the National Economic Council under Obama.
Meanwhile, there’s a possibility that others tied to Epstein could face criminal charges.
A federal judge with the Southern District of New York determined in March that banks can be sued for profiting from Epstein’s sex trafficking. This includes Deutsche Bank, which is accused of knowing that Epstein was running a sexual abuse network with underage girls, yet allowed his crimes to continue.
JP Morgan Chase is facing a lawsuit with the same accusation, and another lawsuit filed by the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, alleges that JP Morgan turned a blind eye to Epstein’s sex trafficking operation. The court filing alleges that JPMorgan executives knew about what was happening. Remember that case? The District Attorney who brought the charges was fired by Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan shortly after the lawsuit was filed in late December, at the same time Biden and his family were also visiting the Virgin Islands.
Seems like long after his death, there are still many questions left to be answered with Epstein.
Stay tuned after the break. We’ll talk about the US Navy’s new drag queen digital ambassador, and how the military just can’t figure out why people don’t want to enlist.
The U.S. military is facing a recruitment crisis. And with Russia declaring its in a hot war with the West, and with the CCP threatening to invade Taiwan, this could be a real problem for the all-volunteer fighting force of the United States.
During the last fiscal year, the Army missed its recruitment goal by 25 percent. Practically speaking, this doesn’t currently put a huge dent into their numbers. Their goal was to have 476,000 soldiers. They’re projected to have around 445,000 and 452,000 in end strength numbers come September. But the big concern is what will happen if this downward trend continues.
The U.S. Marines don’t seem to be having issues. But the Marines are also awesome. (I grew up in a Marine household). As for the Navy and Air Force though, things aren’t looking so hot. The Navy had to increase its enlistment age limit from 39 to 41. The Air Force got a boost in recruitment from the film “Top Gun: Maverick.” But despite this both also faced challenges, and they’re expecting to face deep holes in enlistment this year.
So what’s the solution? Help with the projection of more patriotic films? Tell the American story, and remind younger generations of why we should fight to defend the U.S. Constitution? Well no.
The Pentagon is doing a review to loosen the requirements. It’s taking a second look at whether the 250 issues that could get you disqualified from serving in the military are really all necessary. They’re turning to TikTok to recruit. And they’re trying to show a new image of the American Armed Forces. And the U.S. Navy is now embracing what many Marines suspected all along.
The Navy has now promoted a nonbinary drag queen as its “digital ambassador.” Joshua Kelley, whose stage name is Harpy Daniels, has been posting short videos on TikTok and other social media sites to sell the appeal of the Navy to younger generations. He even performed in drag on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan with the Navy in 2017 and 2018.
In a recent post on TikTok, he wrote, “The Navy Has a Diverse group of people, including Non-Binary, Trans and Queer people! No Haters can stop us.” Watch:
Is it gonna work? Well, the Navy is expected to fall 8,000 people short of its recruitment goal this year. The main recruits are often people just getting out of high school. And they’re likely looking at what kids are being shown and taught.
It’s likely the Navy is trying to appeal to LGBTQ youth, trying to represent itself as a new so-called “safe space.”
So what’s the problem with that? Well, the military has never been a “safe space.” Nor should it be. The military is very much about putting yourself in harm’s way. It’s about war. And that often entails, as General Patton suggested, either dying for your country, or making someone else die for their country.
For many Americans, this gives the appearance that the fighting nature of the U.S. military is being sacrificed for political and woke interests. And American adversaries are taking note of this. The Russian military just launched a video ad campaign to lure more quote-unquote ‘real’ men. Perhaps a direct snub at the direction the US military is barreling towards.
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