There are now two more elements of Cotler's influence on the global stage that I would like to examine in some detail. Cotler has been at the forefront of the new cold war campaigns to criminalize Russia, but that warrants an entire article dedicated to Cotler's war against the Russian government's perceived "culture of corruption and criminality." Cotler was instrumental in introducing the controversial "Magnitsky Law" (Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act) in Canada to "fight Russian thuggery," and for promoting the adoption of the Magnitsky Act by all aligned governments.The Cotler-Dershowitz partnership
Alan Dershowitz, a controversial figure in his own right, has described Cotler as "his mirror image in Canada." The Cotler-Dershowitz double act is a longstanding and powerful partnership with far-reaching influence among the world's most powerful entities.
Dershowitz, and American lawyer and academic, was heavily implicated in the recent Jeffrey Epstein scandal that has sent shock waves through the establishment ruling classes, exposing decades of depravity among the most powerful sectors of society and a blackmail cartel that profited from the sexual perversion of their billionaire clients from within capitalist, political and intelligence inner circles.
Dershowitz negotiated the "sweetheart plea" for Epstein that allowed him a "work release provision throughout his 13 months in Palm Beach County Jail" in 2008, when Epstein faced charges of sexually abusing under-age girls at his Palm Beach mansion. Dershowitz denied claims that an under-age child and a woman were forced to have sex with him by Epstein and his girlfriend, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.
Award-winning journalist Whitney Webb is publishing a series of articles for MintPress News detailing the horrifying implications of the Epstein case and the origins of this underworld-sanctioned debauchery. I asked Webb for a comment on the Dershowitz connections to Epstein and his role in furthering the U.S./Neocon "humanitarian" war agenda.
She told me:
Alan Dershowitz is an individual deeply involved in the pro-Israel lobby and has close ties to influential figures in the U.S. and Israel like casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson. In his pro-Israel activism, Dershowitz fits well with Cotler's efforts to "shame " groups that run counter to their policy goals, and this has recently been seen in how Dershowitz has sought to initimidate and shame the young women who have accused him and his friend Jeffrey Epstein of rape."
In 2016 Dershowitz nominated Cotler for the Nobel Peace Prize. Like his "heroes" in the White Helmets - who have, themselves, been unsuccessfully nominated several times - Cotler has yet to succeed in his bid for the ultimate "humanitarian" prize. Peace Prize.
While Cotler may promote his hawkish policies under the cover of "humanitarian" branding, Dershowitz has openly advocated torture under specific condtions and argued that non-lethal "torturous techniques of interrogation should indeed be legally authorized."