Luke Rudkowski stormed Jeffrey Epstein's private island to go where no independent journalist has gone before.
(TMU)—Recently,while island hopping in the Caribbean,independent journalist Luke Rudkowski went where no independent journalist has gone before.
With Jeff Berwick of the Dollar Vigilante by his side,Rudkowski risked arrest—or even death—to show us an exclusive look at Jeffery Epstein's private island—a seemingly innocuous outpost that many have referred to as"Pedophile Island."
美元义务警察组织(Dollar Vigilante)的杰夫•贝里克(Jeff Berwick)站在鲁德科夫斯基一边，他冒着被捕甚至死亡的危险，向我们展示了杰弗里•爱泼斯坦(Jeffery Epstein)私人岛屿的独家风貌。这个看似无害的前哨基地被许多人称为"恋童癖岛屿"
The pair was with friends when they found themselves near Epstein's mysterious island of Little St.James,just off the coast of Saint Thomas,part of the U.S.Virgin Islands,an unincorporated territory of the U.S.And so the pair did what any curious and responsible journalists would do—they hired a boat and headed straight for Pedo Island.
他们和朋友一起来到爱泼斯坦的神秘小圣詹姆斯岛附近，就在美属维尔京群岛的圣托马斯海岸附近，这是美属维尔京群岛的一部分，也是美属维尔京群岛的一个非建制地区。于是他们做了任何好奇和负责任的记者都会做的事情:他们租了一艘船，径直驶向 Pedo Island。
"The mainstream media dropped the ball,stopped reporting on Epstein,and no one ever went to his island.This story is incredibly important and has huge implications.There are so many people involved and who knows how many victims.We were so close to the island so we had to at least try to go.It would be crazy not to,"Rudkowski told the Mind Unleashed.
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein purchased the island the 71.5-acre island back in 1998 for$7.95 million and it has been shrouded in mystery ever since,with rumors swirling of what exactly happened there and who took part in the scandalous and illegal activities.Since Epstein took ownership of the small island,few images of it ever emerged.That is until Epstein was arrested earlier this year.
Shortly after his arrest,a YouTube account appeared providing extensive footage of the island from both drone and boat.Despite Epstein's arrest,Little St.James appeared to be continuing on as usual with general upkeep and even construction occurring in various areas of the island.
Finally,in August,the authorities appeared to focus their attention on Epstein's outpost in the Virgin Islands when they initiated a raid.Though the raid was indeed warranted,it left many wondering what took so long and what evidence may have been lost in the time it took for authorities to finally act.
In Rudkowski's video posted to We Are Change's YouTube channel,Berwick rightfully points out that the only information,save for the drone videos mentioned above,the average citizen has about the island are from government or mainstream media sources,two sources that are difficult to trust on numerous topics,but especially this one.Berwick explained the motivation for their visit:
在 Rudkowski 上传到 We Are Change 的 YouTube 频道的视频中，Berwick 正确地指出，除了上面提到的无人机视频，普通公民关于这个岛屿的唯一信息来自政府或主流媒体，这两个来源在很多话题上都很难信任，特别是这个。贝里克解释了他们此行的动机:
"Well I guess we have to go and check this out,and see if it's even real.For all we know,there might not be anything there.There's always lies,what they tell us.And for all we know,there still could be some activity going on there."
The plan sounds simple enough—take a short boat ride to a nearby island,take quick peek around,then go home.But from the get go the pair's idea was rife with complications."It wasn't easy.Most captains said they wouldn't take us to the island,"Berwick explained.In a strange turn of events,the captain they set out with,who previously refused to approach the island,pulled up to the doc on Little St.James while saying"you've got five seconds."So the duo ran for it.This explains why Berwick can be seen shoeless,clad in only swimming trunks,in the footage.
Berwick described the experience of verifying various locations and monuments on the island as"pretty surreal."Rudkowski described it as both"daunting"and"scary."
Back on Saint Thomas,the pair later confirmed reports that the locals were well aware of the activities taking place on nearby Little St.James.Berwick explained:
"Talking to the locals,people that have lived here for twenty years,they're like'Oh everyone knew,you'd just see the 12,13 year old girls waiting on the doc,they'd come get picked up,go to Epstein island.'So,it was incredibly out in the open.And people like Bill Clinton came here fifty times."
"和当地人聊天，那些已经在这里生活了20年的人，他们会说，'哦，每个人都知道，你只会看到那些12、13岁的女孩在等医生，她们会来接她们，然后去爱泼斯坦岛。'所以，这是难以置信的开放。像 Bill Clinton 这样的人来过这里五十次。"
Berwick added how incredibly"brazen"the entire operation was,with former presidents,heads of state,billionaires and others coming and going.
As one might expect,the duo didn't find any damning evidence.Between the long time the island sat with employees mulling around after Epstein's arrest and the FBI raid,no stone was left unturned.As Berwick confirmed,"the offices were cleaned out."
The blue and white striped temple has long been the primary curiosity of the island with some saying this is where abuses or sacrifices were carried out.Thanks to the YouTube drone footage that has emerged in recent months,those who have followed this story in detail,or those newly curious,were able to observe that the wooden door appeared painted on,the inside contained basic shelving and mattresses,and the entire building appeared to be of somewhat shoddy construction,with the dome having blown off years ago in a storm.
长期以来，这座蓝白条纹相间的寺庙一直是这个岛上最好奇的地方，有人说这里就是滥用权力或进行祭祀的地方。多亏了最近几个月出现在 YouTube 上的无人机视频，那些关注这个故事细节的人，或者那些新近感兴趣的人，能够观察到木门似乎是画在上面的，里面装着基本的架子和床垫，整个建筑看起来有点豆腐渣工程，圆顶在几年前的一场暴风雨中被吹掉了。
After seeing the temple firsthand,Berwick described it as cheap after confirming that the door was in fact painted on the front."I could have built that myself,"Berwick told Rudkowski."It almost looked like a Hollywood set.Actually,that's exactly what it looked like."
As Rudkowski explained,the pair eventually received a phone call from their friend,Joby Weeks,waiting aboard the boat that dropped them off.Weeks told Rudkowski,"There's a lot of people.There's people running all over,we just heard screaming.Are you okay?There's people going around in golf carts.Get out!Get out!"
This truly is a video you have to see for yourself to believe:
While the mainstream media has unsurprisingly let this story die along with Epstein's apparent suicide,Rudkowski highlights just how little we know and how we cannot give up in the quest for truth and justice."This is still an open case.This is still a case that has a lot of serious implications,"Rudkowski said.
"The Jeffrey Epstein story is an incredibly important story to really understand what's happening behind the scenes.There is still a huge layer that we don't know,this is why we took the risk that we're doing.We're doing this risk because we want this information out there to expose the bigger lies that the mainstream media is not covering."
Check out Berwick's video of the duo's storming of Little St.James: