The Hidden Life of the Kennedys : The Elite Dynasty That Got Decimated (Pt. I)

The Kennedys were considered, at one point, America’s Royal Family – a powerful dynasty that was also beloved and admired by the public. The mind boggling “Kennedy Curse” however struck the family to the core as numerous members lost their lives at a young age and in strange circumstances. 

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22nd 1963 will remain one of the most tragic days in American history. It can be pinpointed as the day where the American public “lost its innocence” and got a glimpse of the dark and morbid shadow government working behind the scenes. In 2000, over 81% of Americans believed that JFK’s assassination was the planned by more than just a lone gunman, making it one of the most widely accepted conspiracy theories in US History. However, as the years go by, countless theories and hypothesis about JFK’s assassination keep appearing in the form of “tell-all books” or “shocking documentaries”, contradicting previous theories and ending up muddying the waters of truth instead of clarifying them. One can wonder if some of these “revelations” are actually attempts at disinformation in order to keep the truth from ever emerging.

But to understand the Kennedys and what lead them to power, one must go deeper than JFK’s presidency and his assassination. We must look at those who preceded him, especially his father, Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. who gained an incredible amount of wealth and became close with the most powerful families in the world. While these connections ultimately sent the family to the White House, the Kennedys did not remain in power for long. The same “hidden hand” that lead them to the top apparently sought to completely eradicate them. Was the curse actually a series of hits aiming at removing the Kennedys from power? Studying the story of the Kennedys equals studying at the inner-workings of the occult elite. We’ll first look at the origins of the Kennedy dynasty.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. : The Mogul That Started it All

Joseph Kennedy Sr. was a powerful figure in business and politics. He was also connected with the most prominent bloodlines in the world.

Joseph Kennedy Sr. was a powerful figure in business and in politics. He was also connected with the most prominent bloodlines in the world.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. was the man who orchestrated the family’s rise to power. He was a leading figure of the Democratic party and of the Irish Catholic community of America. He was also a sucessful businessman as he made fortune by buying and merging together several Hollywood movie studios and by importing and distributing alcoholic beverages in the United States after the prohibition. There were however persistent rumors claiming that he Joe was working with organized crime and bootlegged alcohol during the prohibition. Shortly before his death, mob figure Frank Costello famously stated “I helped Joe Kennedy get rich”.

During his political career, Kennedy became a close advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was appointed as the inaugural chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 1938, he was named ambassador of the U.S. in the United Kingdom, a prestigious position, where he formed ties with British nobility and witnessed the early stages of  World War II.

Elite Ties

Born into a prominent political family of East Boston, Joseph Kennedy married Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald in 1914 , the eldest daughter of Boston Mayor John Francis Fitzgerald. In a move that is often seen in elite bloodlines, the marriage joined the city’s two most prominent political families. As Kennedy’s wealth and power grew, his influence however reached way beyond the city of Boston as he formed ties with the power elite of the world.

Understanding Joe Kennedy’s ties and relations equals understanding the occult elite and the way it functions. He dealt with people that were part of “Illuminati bloodlines” (as defined by Fritz Springmeier) such as the Rothschilds, the Astors and the Sassoons. He was close to the newspaper mogul and high level Illuminatus  William Randolph Hearst who helped launch JFK’s career.

During his political career, he advised FDR who was a 33rd degree Freemason and the first Honorary Grand Master of the Order of DeMolay. Also advised by notable occultists Manly P. Hall and Nicholas Roerich FDR ordered the placement of the Seal of the United States (the Illuminati symbol of the pyramid with all-seeing eye) on the dollar bill.

Joe Kennedy Sr. was also part of several elite orders such as the Knights of Malta and the Pilgrims society – a highly secretive group that held within its ranks members such as the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, J.P. Morgan, British Royals, heads of the Skull and Bones, Freemasons, Knights Templar and Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank, major companies and mass media. In short, it is probably the most influential “elite group” in existence .

Standing atop the London Bush House, this statue built by the Pilgrim Society represents America and England holding the Illuminati Torch of Illumination.

Standing atop the London Bush House, this statue built by the Pilgrim Society represents America and England holding the Torch of Illumination.

As ambassador of the United States in Great Britain, Joseph Kennedy developped good relations with British royalty, where he was often received with great honors. In 1944, Joe Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen married William Cavendish, the Duke of Devonshire (a very prestigious position within British Nobility). The Duke of Devonshire was Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body for the majority of Freemasons in England, Wales, the United States and the Commonwealth. After his daughter’s premature death, Joseph Kennedy stated:

“If Kathleen and her husband were living, I’d be the father of the Duchess of Devonshire (first Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen) and the father-in-law of the head of all the Masons in the World”.
– David E. Koskoff, Joseph P. Kennedy: A Life and Times

Joseph Kennedy was therefore extremely well connected with the occult elite and the Illuminati bloodlines of the United States and Great Britain. While Joe Kennedy had hopes of becoming a Presidential candidate, his window of opportunity closed when, facing a Nazi invasion threat, he stated that “Democracy in Great Britain is finished”, adding that the “battle for Britain is not about democracy, that is all bunk”. Behind closed doors, Kennedy was also caught sympathizing with Hitler and the Nazi movement. He was also quoted professing various anti-semitic statements while discussing with the Astors. Realizing that the outcry he caused would prohibit him from ever becoming President, he went behind the scenes and focused on “placing” his sons in positions of power. He had the wealth and, more importantly, the elite connection needed lead his plans to fruition.

High Expectations for the Children

While most family pictures of the Kennedys give the impression of one big, happy, all-American family, the truth is much less picture perfect. The great number of biographies documenting the nine Kennedy children often account of “loveless” childhoods, great distance between members and countless, devastating tragedies. Joseph Kennedy Sr. was often described as strict father with gigantic expectations for his children. Unfortunately, Rosemary Kennedy did not live up to these expectations.

The Lobotomized Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy with her father Joe Kennedy Sr.

Rosemary Kennedy with her father Joe Kennedy Sr. … before the lobotomy.

Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, the third child of the family, was described as “mentally retarded erratic and prone to mood swings”. Joe Kennedy was told by his doctors that a prefrontal lobotomy could “cure” her condition – which could be potentially embarrassing for the family. Therefore, at age 23, Rosemary was forced to undergo the experimental procedure which, in layman’s terms, involved hammering a nail into the patient’s brain through an eye socket. Here’s an account of the procedure performed on Rosemary.

“We went through the top of the head, I think she was awake. She had a mild tranquilizer. I made a surgical incision in the brain through the skull. It was near the front. It was on both sides. We just made a small incision, no more than an inch.” The instrument Dr. Watts used looked like a butter knife. He swung it up and down to cut brain tissue. “We put an instrument inside,” he said. As Dr. Watts cut, Dr. Freeman put questions to Rosemary. For example, he asked her to recite the Lord’s Prayer or sing “God Bless America” or count backwards….. “We made an estimate on how far to cut based on how she responded.” ….. When she began to become incoherent, they stopped.
– Ronald Kessler, The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

The procedure went horribly wrong. It left Rosemary Kennedy with the mental capacity of a  two year old child. It prevented her to walk or speak intelligibly and was considered incontinent. She was placed in an institution where she was cared for until she died in 2005.

Joseph Kennedy never mentioned the lobotomy to the public and explained his daughter’s absence from family events as her being “reclusive”. He never visited Rosemary after the lobotomy and her name was “never mentioned” at the Kennedy house.

Aiming for the White House

Joe Kennedy Sr. with his two sons John F. Kennedy (right) and Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Both of them will lose their lives at a young age.

Joe Kennedy Sr. with his two sons John F. Kennedy (left) and Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (right). Both of them lost their lives at a young age.

Joe Kennedy Sr. knew he had the wealth, the influence and the connections to reach the White House. However, his “sympathetic” stand towards the Nazis while ambassador of the United States in Great Britain killed his political career. From then on, he went behind the scenes and looked to orchestrate the political careers of his sons.

Joseph Sr. originally placed his presidential hopes on Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the family. He however died at the young age of 29 in an airplane explosion during  World War II. His body was never recovered (four years later, his sister Kathleen – the wife of the Duke of Devonshire – would also lose her life in a plane crash at age 28).

After the tragic death, Joseph Sr. did not give up on the White House. He focused on the political career of his second son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the one that the entire world will eventually know as JFK.

To claim that Joseph Kennedy Sr. was the mastermind behind JFK’s rise to the Presidency is far from an exaggeration.

“He played a central role in planning strategy, fundraising, and building coalitions and alliances. Kennedy supervised the spending and to some degree the overall campaign strategy, helped select advertising agencies, and was endlessly on the phone with local and state party leaders, newsmen, and business leaders. He had met thousands of powerful people in his career, and often called in his chips to help his sons.”
– Kesser, Op. Cit.

JFK also got the backing of elite bloodline families and the unconditional support of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (and high level Illuminatus) who used his media empire to push JFK to power.

JFK was groomed from an early age to take high office for the Brotherhood and he was supported by all the classic names like the Rothschilds, Tafts, Russells, Rockefellers, and media barons like Henry Luce, the head of Time-Life, and Randolph Hearst, the most powerful newspaper tycoon in the United States. When Kennedy ran for political office, the Boston American newspaper, owned by Hearst, refused to accept the paid advertisements of his opponent.
– David Icke, The Biggest Secret

In 1961, JFK was elected as President of the United States by a very slim margin. Youthful, charismatic and photogenic, Kennedy was the perfect face to put on a Presidency supported by the occult elite. However, soon after taking office, JFK quickly understood that his position was something of a “glorified puppet”. While his 23 months in the White House are often associated with the Vietnam war and the civil rights movement, JFK took actions that were less publicized but that could nevertheless shake to the core two extremely powerful institutions in the United States: The Federal Reserve and the CIA. More on this in the next part of the series.

Conclusion of Part I

While JFK is usually the face associated with the Kennedys, it was his father Joseph Kennedy Sr. who engineered the rise of the dynasty. His ties with elite bloodlines, business moguls, politicians, secret societies and elite groups made him a typical “good ol’ boy” of the occult elite. After losing two children in plane accidents and seeing a third becoming disabled for life, Joseph orchestrated JFK’s election as President of the United States.

The Order of the Skull and Bones: Everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask

1. The Secret Origins of Skull & Bones

The story begins at Yale, where three threads of American social history — espionage, drug smuggling and secret societies — intertwine into one.

Elihu Yale was born near Boston, educated in London, and served with the British East India Company, eventually becoming governor of Fort Saint George, Madras, in 1687. He amassed a great fortune from trade and returned to England in 1699. Yale became known as quite a philanthropist; upon receiving a request from the Collegiate School in Connecticut, he sent a donation and a gift of books. After subsequent bequests, Cotton Mather suggested the school be named Yale College, in 1718.

 

A statue of Nathan Hale stands on Old Campus at Yale University. There is a copy of that statue in front of the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Yet another stands in front of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts (where George H.W. Bush (’48) went to prep school and joined a secret society at age twelve).

Nathan Hale, along with three other Yale graduates, was a member of the “Culper Ring,” one of America’s first intelligence operations. Established by George Washington, it was successful throughout the Revolutionary War. Nathan was the only operative to be ferreted out by the British, and after speaking his famous regrets, he was hanged in 1776. Ever since the founding of the Republic, the relationship between Yale and the “Intelligence Community” has been unique.

In 1823, Samuel Russell established Russell and Company for the purpose of acquiring opium in Turkey and smuggling it to China. Russell and Company merged with the Perkins (Boston) syndicate in 1830 and became the primary American opium smuggler. Many of the great American and European fortunes were built on the “China”(opium) trade.

One of Russell and Company’s Chief of Operations in Canton was Warren Delano, Jr., grandfather of Franklin Roosevelt. Other Russell partners included John Cleve Green (who financed Princeton), Abiel Low (who financed construction of Columbia), Joseph Coolidge and the Perkins, Sturgis and Forbes families. (Coolidge’s son organized the United Fruit company, and his grandson, Archibald C. Coolidge, was a co-founder of the Council on Foreign Relations.)

William Huntington Russell (’33), Samuel’s cousin, studied in Germany from 1831-32. Germany was a hotbed of new ideas. The “scientific method” was being applied to all forms of human endeavor. Prussia, which blamed the defeat of its forces by Napoleon in 1806 on soldiers only thinking about themselves in the stress of battle, took the principles set forth by John Locke and Jean Rosseau and created a new educational system. Johan Fitche, in his “Address to the German People,” declared that the children would be taken over by the State and told what to think and how to think it.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel took over Fitche’s chair at the University Of Berlin in 1817, and was a professor there until his death in 1831. Hegel was the culmination of the German idealistic philosophy school of Immanuel Kant.

To Hegel, our world is a world of reason. The state is Absolute Reason and the citizen can only become free by worship and obedience to the state. Hegel called the state the “march of God in the world” and the “final end”. This final end, Hegel said, “has supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the state.” Both fascism and communism have their philosophical roots in Hegelianism. Hegelian philosophy was very much in vogue during William Russell’s time in Germany.

When Russell returned to Yale in 1832, he formed a senior society with Alphonso Taft (’33). According to information acquired from a break-in to the “tomb” (the Skull and Bones meeting hall) in 1876, “Bones is a chapter of a corps in a German University…. General Russell, its founder, was in Germany before his Senior Year and formed a warm friendship with a leading member of a German society. He brought back with him to college, authority to found a chapter here.” So class valedictorian William H. Russell, along with fourteen others, became the founding members of “The Order of Scull and Bones,” later changed to “The Order of Skull and Bones”.

The secretive Order of Skull and Bones exists only at Yale. Fifteen juniors are “tapped” each year by the seniors to be initiated into next year’s group. Some say each initiate is given $15,000 and a grandfather clock. Far from being a campus fun-house, the group is geared more toward the success of its members in the post-collegiate world.

The family names on the Skull and Bones roster roll off the tongue like an elite party list — Lord, Whitney, Taft, Jay, Bundy, Harriman, Weyerhaeuser, Pinchot, Rockefeller, Goodyear, Sloane, Stimson, Phelps, Perkins, Pillsbury, Kellogg, Vanderbilt, Bush, Lovett and so on.

William Russell went on to become a general and a state legislator in Connecticut. Alphonso Taft was appointed U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of War (a post many “Bonesmen” have held), Ambassador to Austria, and Ambassador to Russia (another post held by many “Bonesmen”). His son, William Howard Taft (’87), is the only man to be both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

2. Secrets of the “Tomb”

The Order flourished from the very beginning in spite of occasional squalls of controversy. There was dissension from some professors, who didn’t like its secrecy and exclusiveness. And there was backlash from students, showing concern about the influence “Bones” was having over Yale finances and the favoritism shown to “Bonesmen.”

In October of 1873, Volume 1, Number 1, of The Iconoclast was published in New Haven. It was only published once and was one of very few openly published articles on the Order of Skull and Bones.

From The Iconoclast:

“We speak through a new publication. because the college press is closed to those who dare to openly mention ‘Bones’….

Out of every class Skull and Bones takes its men. They have gone out into the world and have become, in many instances, leaders in society. They have obtained control of Yale. Its business is performed by them. Money paid to the college must pass into their hands, and be subject to their will. No doubt they are worthy men in themselves, but the many, whom they looked down upon while in college, cannot so far forget as to give money freely into their hands. Men in Wall Street complain that the college comes straight to them for help, instead of asking each graduate for his share. The reason is found in a remark made by one of Yale’s and America’s first men: ‘Few will give but Bones men and they care far more for their society than they do for the college….’

Year by year the deadly evil is growing. The society was never as obnoxious to the college as it is today, and it is just this ill-feeling that shuts the pockets of non-members. Never before has it shown such arrogance and self-fancied superiority. It grasps the College Press and endeavors to rule it all. It does not deign to show its credentials, but clutches at power with the silence of conscious guilt.

To tell the good which Yale College has done would be well nigh impossible. To tell the good she might do would be yet more difficult. The question, then, is reduced to this — on the one hand lies a source of incalculable good — on the other a society guilty of serious and far-reaching crimes. It is Yale College against Skull and Bones!! We ask all men, as a question of right, which should be allowed to live?”

At first, the society held its meetings in hired halls. Then in 1856, the “tomb”, a vine-covered, windowless, brown-stone hall was constructed, where to this day the “Bonesmen” hold their “strange, occultish” initiation rites and meet each Thursday and Sunday.

On September 29, 1876, a group calling itself “The Order of File and Claw” broke into the Skull and Bones’ holy of holies. In the “tomb” they found lodge-room 324 “fitted up in black velvet, even the walls being covered with the material.” Upstairs was lodge-room 322, “the ‘sanctum sanctorium’ of the temple… furnished in red velvet” with a pentagram on the wall. In the hall are “pictures of the founders of Bones at Yale, and of members of the Society in Germany, when the chapter was established here in 1832.” The raiding party found another interesting scene in the parlor next to room 322.

From The Fall Of Skull And Bones:

“On the west wall, hung among other pictures, an old engraving representing an open burial vault, in which, on a stone slab, rest four human skulls, grouped about a fools cap and bells, an open book, several mathematical instruments, a beggar’s scrip, and a royal crown. On the arched wall above the vault are the explanatory words, in Roman letters, ‘We War Der Thor, Wer Weiser, Wer Bettler Oder, Kaiser?’ and below the vault is engraved, in German characters, the sentence; ‘Ob Arm, Ob Beich, im Tode gleich.’

The picture is accompanied by a card on which is written, ‘From the German Chapter. Presented by D. C. Gilman of D. 50′.”

Daniel Coit Gilman (’52), along with two other “Bonesmen,” formed a troika which still influences American life today. Soon after their initiation in Skull and Bones, Daniel Gilman, Timothy Dwight (’49) and Andrew Dickinson White (’53) went to study philosophy in Europe at the University of Berlin. Gilman returned from Europe and incorporated Skull and Bones as Russell Trust, in 1856, with himself as Treasurer and William H. Russell as President. He spent the next fourteen years in New Haven consolidating the order’s power.

Gilman was appointed Librarian at Yale in 1858. Through shrewd political maneuvering, he acquired funding for Yale’s science departments (Sheffield Scientific School) and was able to get the Morrill Land Bill introduced in Congress, passed and finally signed by President Lincoln, after being vetoed by President Buchanan.

This bill, “donating public-lands for State College for agriculture and sciences”, is now known as the Land Grant College Act. Yale was the first school in America to get the federal land scrip and quickly grabbed all of Connecticut’s share at the time. Pleased by the acquisitions, Yale made Gilman a Professor of Physical Geography.

Daniel was the first President of the University of California. He also helped found, and was the first president of, John Hopkins.

Gilman was first president of the Carnegie Institution and involved in the founding of the Peabody, Slater and Russell Sage Foundations.

His buddy, Andrew D. White, was the first president of Cornell University (which received all of New York’s share of the Land Grant College Act), U.S. Minister to Russia, U.S. Ambassador to Berlin and first president of the American Historical Association. White was also Chairman of the American delegation to the first Hague Conference in 1899, which established an international judiciary.

Timothy Dwight, a professor at Yale Divinity School, was installed as president of Yale in 1886. All presidents since, have been either “Bonesmen” or directly tied to the Order and its interests.

The Daniel/Gilman/White trio was also responsible for the founding of the American Economic Association, the American Chemical Society and the American Psychological Association. Through their influences on John Dewey and Horace Mann, this trio continues to have an enormous impact on education today.

3. Networks of Power

In his book America’s Secret Establishment, Antony Sutton outlined the Order of Skull and Bones’ ability to establish vertical and horizontal “chains of influence” that ensured the continuity of their conspiratorial schemes.

The Whitney-Stimson-Bundy links represent the “vertical chain”.

W. C. Whitney (’63), who married Flora Payne (of the Standard Oil Payne dynasty), was Secretary of the Navy. His attorney was a man named Elihu Root. Root hired Henry Stimson (’88), out of law school. Stimson took over from Root as Secretary of War in 1911, appointed by fellow Bonesman William Howard Taft. Stimson later became Coolidge’s Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, Hoover’s Secretary of State, and Secretary of War during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.

Hollister Bundy (’09) was Stimson’s special assistant and point man in the Pentagon for the Manhattan Project. His two sons, also members of Skull and Bones, were William Bundy (’39) and McGeorge Bundy (’40) — both very active in governmental and foundation affairs.

The two brothers, from their positions in the CIA, the Department of Defense and the State Department, and as Special Assistants to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, exercised significant impact on the flow of information and intelligence during the Vietnam “War.”

William Bundy went on to be editor of Foreign Affairs, the influential quarterly of the Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR). McGeorge became president of the Ford Foundation.

Another interesting group of “Bonesmen” is the Harriman/Bush crowd. Averil Harriman (’13), “Elder Statesman” of the Democratic Party, and his brother Roland Harriman (’17) were very active members. In fact, four of Roland’s fellow “Bonesmen” from the class of 1917 were directors of Brown Brothers, Harriman, including Prescott Bush (’17), George Bush’s dad.

Since the turn of the century, two investment bank firms — Guaranty Trust and Brown Brothers, Harriman — were both dominated by members of Skull and Bones. These two firms were heavily involved in the financing of Communism and Hitler’s regime.

Bonesman share an affinity for the Hegelian ideas of the historical dialectic, which dictates the use of controlled conflict — thesis versus anti-thesis — to create a pre-determined synthesis. A synthesis of their making and design, where the state is absolute and individuals are granted their freedoms based on their obedience to the state — a New World Order.

Funding and political maneuvering on the part of “Bonesmen” and their allies helped the Bolsheviks prevail in Russia. In defiance of federal laws, the cabal financed industries, established banks and developed oil and mineral deposits in the fledgling USSR

Later, Averil Harriman, as minister to Great Britain in charge of Lend-Lease for Britain and Russia, was responsible for shipping entire factories into Russia. According to some researchers, Harriman also oversaw the transfer of nuclear secrets, plutonium and U. S. dollar printing plates to the USSR

In 1932, the Union Banking Corporation of New York City had enlisted four directors from the (’17) cell and two Nazi bankers associated with Fritz Thyssen, who had been financing Hitler since 1924.

From George Bush; The Unauthorized Biography:

“President Franklin Roosevelt’s Alien Property Custodian, Leo T. Crowley, signed Vesting Order Number 248 [11/17/42] seizing the property of Prescott Bush under the Trading with Enemy Act. The order, published in obscure government record books and kept out of the news, Note #4 explained nothing about the Nazis involved; only that the Union Banking Corporation was run for the ‘Thyssen family’ of ‘Germany and/or Hungary’ — ‘nationals … of a designated enemy country.’

By deciding that Prescott Bush and the other directors of the Union Banking Corporation were legally ‘front men for the Nazis’, the government avoided the more important historical issue: In what way ‘were Hitler’s Nazis themselves hired, armed, and instructed by’ the New York and London clique of which Prescott Bush was an executive manager? …

4. New York Times, December 16, 1944, ran a five-paragraph page 25 article on actions of the New York State Banking Department. Only the last sentence refers to the Nazi bank, as follows: ‘The Union Banking Corporation, 39 Broadway, New York, has received authority to change its principal place of business to 120 Broadway.’

The Times omitted the fact that the Union Banking Corporation had been seized by the government for trading with the enemy, and the fact that 120 Broadway was the address of the government’s Alien Property Custodian.”

After the war, Prescott went on to become a U. S. Senator from Connecticut and favorite golfing partner of President Eisenhower. Prescott claims responsibility for getting Nixon into politics and takes personal credit for bringing Dick on board as Ike’s running mate in 1952.

4. Name Roster of the Secret Establishment

There were so many “Yalies” in the OSS that Yale’s drinking tune, the “Whiffenpoof Song”, became an “unofficial” song of the OSS. Many in the OSS were “Bonesmen” or belonged to the other Yale senior societies.

Robert Lovett (’18), Harriman’s childhood friend, had been tapped into Skull & Bones by Prescott Bush’s cell of ’17 and was a director at Brown Brothers, Harriman.

Again, from George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography:

“On October 22, 1945, Secretary of War Robert Patterson created the Lovett Committee, chaired by Robert A. Lovett, to advise the government on the post-World War II organization of U.S. intelligence activities…. The new agency would ‘consult’ with the armed forces, but it must be the sole collecting agency in the field of foreign espionage and counterespionage. The new agency should have an independent budget, and its appropriations should be granted by Congress without public hearings. Lovett appeared before the Secretaries of State, War, and Navy on November 14, 1945…. Lovett pressed for a virtual resumption of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS)…. The CIA was established in 1947 according to the prescription of Robert Lovett, of Jupiter Island.”

Gaddis Smith, a history professor at Yale, said, “Yale has influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion.” And “Bonesman” have been foremost among the “spooks” building the CIA’s “haunted house.”

F. Trubee Davison (’18) was Director of Personnel at the CIA in the early years. Some of the other “Bonesmen” connected with the intelligence community are:

  • Sloane Coffin, Jr. (’49)
  • V. Van Dine (’49)
  • James Buckley (’44)
  • Bill Buckley (’50)
  • Hugh Cunnigham (’34)
  • Hugh Wilson (’09)
  • Reuben Holden (’40)
  • Charles R. Walker (’16)
  • Yale’s ‘unofficial’ Secretary of War, Robert D. French (’10)
  • Archibald MacLiesh (’15)
  • Dino Pionzio (’50), CIA Deputy Chief of Station during Allende overthrow
  • William and McGeorge Bundy
  • Richard A. Moore (’3?)
  • Senator David Boren (’63)
  • Senator John Kerry (’66)

…and, of course, George Herbert Walker Bush. Bush tapped Coffin, who tapped Buckley.

Some other prominent Bonesmen include:

  • Henry Luce (’20), Time-Life
  • John Thomas Daniels (’14), founder Archer Daniels Midland
  • Gifford Pinchot (’89), President Theodore Roosevelt’s chief forester
  • Frederick E. Weyerhaeuser (’96)
  • Harold Stanley (’08), founder of Morgan Stanley, investment banker
  • Alfred Cowles (’13), Cowles Communication
  • Henry P. Davison (’20), senior partner Morgan Guaranty Trust
  • Thomas Cochran (’04) Morgan partner
  • Senator John Heinz (’31)
  • Pierre Jay (’92), first chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • George Herbert Walker, Jr. (’27), financier and co-founder of the NY Mets
  • Artemus Gates (’18), President of New York Trust Company, Union Pacific, TIME, Boeing Company
  • William Draper III (50), the Defense Department, UN and Import-Export Bank
  • Dean Witter, Jr.(’44), investment banker
  • Senator Jonathan Bingham (’36)
  • Potter Stewart (’36), Supreme Court Justice
  • Senator John Chaffe (’47)
  • Harry Payne Whitney (’94), husband of Gertrude Vanderbilt, investment banker
  • Russell W. Davenport (’23), editor Fortune Magazine, created Fortune 500 list
  • Evan G. Galbraith (’50), Ambassador to France and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley
  • Richard Gow (’55), president Zapata Oil
  • Amory Howe Bradford (’34), husband of Carol Warburg Rothschild and general manager for the New York Times
  • C. E. Lord (’49), Comptroller of the Currency
  • Winston Lord (’59), Chairman of CFR, Ambassador to China and assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton administration

Ever since Nixon re-established America’s political relationship with China, many of our ambassadors to that country have been Bonesmen, including George Bush, the first Chief U. S. Liaison Officer to the Peoples Republic of China.

5. China and the Opium Wars

Why all this interest in China? Well, China, among other things, is one of the largest producers and users of opiates in the world.

For a while, in the 1800s, the Yankee Clippers in Connecticut and Massachusetts were the fastest ships on the ocean. Speed was crucial to the opium trade; whoever made the trip from Turkey/India to Macao/Hong Kong/Shanghai first got the most for their goods.

During the Opium Wars, the U.S. chose to stand on the sidelines and cheer for the English and French, knowing that treaty obligations would bring the U.S. a share in the spoils. Russell and Company was at times the only trading house operating in Canton and used the opportunity to developed strong commercial ties and handsome profits.

Powerful national interests were behind the drug trade, because American traders were badly in need of some article the Chinese would buy, since by this time the seal breeding grounds had been nearly wiped out. If the Chinese had not bought opium from Americans, then United States imports of silk, porcelain and tea would have to paid in precious coin, which was in short supply. In 1843, when the Port of Shanghai was opened, Russell and Co. was one of its earliest traders.

In 1903, Yale Divinity School set up a program of schools and hospitals in China. Mao Zedong was among the staff. During the intrigues of China in the 1930s and ’40s, American intelligence called upon the resources of “Yale in China”, and George Bush’s cousin and fellow “Bonesman” Reuben Holden.

After stints as UN Ambassador and Chairman of the Republican National Committee for the beleaguered Richard Nixon, George Bush was sent to look after the “China trade”. The Bush family is still very much involved in the economic activities of “Red” China.

Many researchers contend that George Bush has been with CIA since the early 1950s, and that one of his jobs was to consolidate and co-ordinate the worldwide narcotics industry, the largest industry on Earth. Some say that one of the reasons behind the Vietnam “Police Action” was a cover for the consolidation of the “Golden Triangle”.

6. The War on Drugs: An “Intellectual Fraud”

Before the Vietnam “War”, the Golden Triangle was run by French Intelligence and Corsican mobsters. After the French bailed out and America moved in, the triangle was run by U.S. intelligence, with aid from Sicilian mobsters. This narcotics network is well documented in The Politics of Heroin in S. E. Asia by Alfred McCoy, The Great Heroin Coup by Henrik Kruger and Double-Cross by Sam and Chuck Giancana.

Vice-President George Bush, as Chairman of President Reagan’s cabinet-level working group and as Director of the National Narcotics Interdiction System, was the highest U. S. governmental official involved in the “war on drugs”.

Frances Mullen, Jr., former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), called Bush’s efforts “an intellectual fraud” and “a liability rather than an asset”. Soon after these statements, Mullen resigned and the resultant General Accounting Office (GAO) report was buried.

In July, 1985, the suppressed GAO paper reported that there were “no benefits from the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System, directed by George Bush. In fact, the overall effect was to encourage supply….”

Monika Jensen-Stevenson, a 60 Minutes producer, quit her job after the CBS news program refused to air the story she had uncovered relating to the covert drug trade. Her book, Kiss The Boys Goodbye, details how our intelligence community used the apparatus of the POW/MIA governmental agencies as a cover for the trafficking of opiates from the Golden Triangle.

President Reagan appointed Reform Party founder and Texas billionaire Ross Perot to the President’s Advisory Council on Foreign Intelligence. Reagan made Perot a special presidential investigator, looking into America’s POW and MIAs from the Vietnam “War”.

Ross took the job to heart and spent considerable time and money in pursuit of the quest. He was given special clearance and access. He asked questions and interviewed everyone he could find.

From Kiss The Boys Goodbye:

“Relations between Bush and Perot had gone downhill ever since the Vice-President had asked Ross Perot how his POW/MIA investigations were going.

‘Well, George, I go in looking for prisoners,’ said Perot, ‘but I spend all my time discovering the government has been moving drugs around the world and is involved in illegal arms deals…. I can’t get at the prisoners because of the corruption among our own people.’

This ended Perot’s official access to the highly classified files as a one-man presidential investigator. ‘I have been instructed to cease and desist,’ he had informed the families of missing men early in 1987.”

The wholesale importation of cocaine into the U.S. during “Iran/Contra” is also well documented. George Bush, is known “to be in the loop” with many of the players keeping in contact directly with his office.

Also, there has been much speculation as to the use of the off-shore rigs, pipelines and other assets of Zapata Offshore being used for narcotic trans-shipments.

Narcotics such as cocaine and heroin cannot be manufactured without the precursor chemicals. One of the largest makers of these precursor chemicals is the Eli Lilly Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. The Quayle family is a large stockholder, and George Bush has been on the Board of Directors. Eli Lilly is also the company that first synthesized LSD for the CIA.

7. George Bush, Skull & Bones and the JFK Assassination

Rodney Stich’s book Defrauding America tells of a “deep-cover CIA officer” assigned to a counter-intelligence unit, code-named Pegasus. This unit “had tape-recordings of plans to assassinate Kennedy” from a tap on the phone of J. Edgar Hoover. The people on the tapes were “[Nelson] Rockefeller, Allen Dulles, [Lyndon] Johnson of Texas, George Bush and J. Edgar Hoover.”

Could George Bush be involved in the JFK assassination?

In 1963, Bush was living in Houston, busily carrying out his duties as president of the Zapata Offshore oil company. He denied the existence of a note sent by the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover to “Mr. George Bush of the CIA.” When news of the note surfaced, the CIA first said they never commented on employment questions, but later relented said yes, a “George Bush” was mentioned in the note, but that it was “another” George Bush, not the man who took office in the White House in 1988.

Some intrepid reporters tracked down the “other” George Bush and discovered that he was just a lowly clerk who had shuffled papers for the CIA for about six months. He never received any interagency messages from anybody at the FBI, let alone the Queen Mary.

It is also worth noting that a CIA code word for Bay of Pigs was Operation Zapata, and that two of the support vessels were named Barbara and Houston.

Many say that George Bush was high up on the CIA ladder at the time, running proprietorial vehicles and placed in a position of command, responsible for many of the Cubans recruited into “service” at the time. All through the Iran-Contra affair, Felix Rodriguez, the man who captured and had Che Guevara killed for the CIA, always seemed to call Bush’s office first.

From The Realist (Summer, 1991):

“Bush was working with the now-famous CIA agent, Felix Rodriguez, recruiting right-wing Cuban exiles for the invasion of Cuba. It was Bush’s CIA job to organize the Cuban community in Miami for the invasion…. A newly discovered FBI document reveals that George Bush was directly involved in the 1963 murder of President John Kennedy. The document places marksmen by the CIA. Bush at that time lived in Texas. Hopping from Houston to Miami weekly, Bush spent 1960 and ’61 recruiting Cubans in Miami for the invasion….

George Bush claims he never worked for the CIA until he was appointed Director by former Warren Commission director and then president Jerry Ford in 1976. Logic suggests that is highly unlikely. Of course, Bush has a company duty to deny being in the CIA. The CIA is a secret organization. No one ever admits to being a member. The truth is that Bush has been a top CIA official since before the 1961 invasion of Cuba, working with Felix Rodriguez. Bush may deny his actual role in the CIA in 1959, but there are records in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba that expose Bush’s role…”

On the Watergate tapes, June 23, 1972, referred to in the media as the ‘smoking gun’ conversation, Nixon and his Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman, were discussing how to stop the FBI investigation into the CIA Watergate burglary. They were worried that the investigation would expose their connection to ‘the Bay of Pigs thing.’ Haldeman, in his book The Ends of Power, reveals that Nixon always used code words when talking about the 1963 murder of JFK. Haldeman said Nixon would always refer to the assassination as ‘the Bay of Pigs’.

On that transcript we find Nixon discussing the role of George Bush’s partner, Robert Mosbacher, as one of the Texas fundraisers for Nixon. On the tapes Nixon keeps referring to the ‘Cubans’ and the ‘Texans.’ The ‘Texans’ were Bush, Mosbacher and Baker. This is another direct link between Bush and evidence linking Nixon and Bush to the Kennedy assassination.

8. Motives for the Conspiracy

So, why would an intelligence agency/secret society want to smuggle drugs and assassinate JFK?

Well, they make a lot of money, and they garner intelligence assets through their participation. There’s also the rationale that the world is a seamy and unseemly place, and if you’re going to be the ‘big boy’ on the block, you better know what’s going on. And what better way of knowing than by running it yourself? There are also some who theorize that the covert drug trade fits with plans to destabilize American families and society. Through demoralizing and fracturing the body politic, they can impose their will using psychological warfare and the political alchemy of the Hegelian dialectic.

James Shelby Downard’s article, Sorcery, Sex, Assassination and the Science of Symbolism, an underground classic, links American historical events with a wild, numerological, grand occult plan “to turn us into cybernetic mystery zombies”. The assassination of JFK, this article contends, was the performance of a public occult ritual called The Killing of the King, designed as a mass-trauma, mind-control assault against our U.S. national body-politic.

During Operation Sunrise, Operation Blowback, Operation Paperclip and others, thousands of Nazi scientists, researchers and administrators were brought to the United States after World War II. Many were “smuggled” into the country against direct, written, orders from President Harry S. Truman.

Project Monarch was the resumption of a mind-control project called Marionette Programming, which started in Nazi Germany. The basic component of the Monarch Program is the sophisticated manipulation of the mind, using extreme trauma to induce Multiple Personality Disorder.

Mr. Downward feels that the perpetrators purposefully murdered JFK in such a way as to affect our National identity and cohesiveness — to fracture America’s soul. Even the blatancy of their conspiracy was designed to show “their superiority” and “our futility”.

There have been studies that show a correlation between the JFK assassination and the rise in violence in society, distrust of government and other extensions of social ills.

9. The Illuminati: Subverting the Body Politic

Why this attack against our body politic?

In 1785, a bolt of lightning struck a courier en route to Paris from Frankfort-on-the-Main. A tract written by Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati, Original Shift in Days of Illuminations, was recovered from the dead messenger, containing the secret society’s long-range plan for “The New World Order through world revolution”.

The Bavarian Government outlawed the society and in 1787 published the details of The Illuminati conspiracy in The Original Writings of the Order and Sect of the Illuminati.

In Adam Weishaupt’s own words:

“By this plan, we shall direct all mankind in this manner. And, by the simplest means, we shall set all in motion and in flames. The occupations must be so allotted and contrived that we may, in secret, influence all political transactions.”

There is disagreement among scholars as to whether or not the Illuminati survived its banishment. Nevertheless, the group had been quite successful in attracting members and had allied itself with the extensive Masonic networks.

The Illuminati was publicly founded May 1, 1776 at the University of Ingolstadt by Weishaupt, Professor of Canon Law. It was a very “learned” society; Weishaupt drew the earliest members of his new order from among his students.

On December 5, 1776, students at William and Mary College founded a secret society, Phi Beta Kappa. A second chapter was formed, at Yale, in 1780. The anti-Masonic movement in the United States during the 1820s held groups such as Phi Beta Kappa in a bad light. Because of pressure, the society went public. This is noted by some researchers as the direct cause of the appearance of Yale’s Order of Skull and Bones.

In The Cyclopedia Of Fraternities, a genealogical chart of general Greek-Letter college fraternities in the United States, shows Phi Beta Kappa as “the parent of all the fraternal systems in [American] higher education.” There is only one “side” lineal descendant: the Yale chapter of 1780. The line then continues to Skull and Bones in 1832, and on through the other “only at Yale” senior societies, Scroll & Key and Wolf’s Head.

Phi Beta Kappa is the “first three Greek letters, for ‘Philosophia Biou Kubernetes’ or ‘Love of wisdom, the helmsman of life’.” A skull homophone is scull, a quick, gliding boat and part of Skull & Bones first nomenclature.

John Robison, a professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh University in Scotland and a member of a Freemason Lodge, said that he was asked to join the Illuminati. After study, he concluded the purposes of the Illuminati were not for him.

In 1798, he published a book called Proofs Of A Conspiracy:

“An association has been formed for the express purpose of rooting out all the religious establishments and overturning all the existing governments…. the leaders would rule the World with uncontrollable power, while all the rest would be employed as tools of the ambition of their unknown superiors.”

Proofs of A Conspiracy was sent to George Washington. Responding to the sender of the book with a letter, the president said he was aware the Illuminati were in America. He felt that the Illuminati had “diabolical tenets” and that their object was “a separation of the People from their government.”

In Proofs Of A Conspiracy, Robison printed the ceremony of initiation of the “Regent degree” in Illuminism. In it “a skeleton is pointed out to him [the initiate], at the feet of which are laid a crown and a sword. He is asked ‘whether that is the skeleton of a king, nobleman or a beggar.’ As he cannot decide, the president of the meeting says to him, ‘The character of being a man is the only one that is importance’”.

This is, essentially, the same as the writing in the Skull & Bones “tomb”:

“Wer war der Thor, wer Weiser, Bettler oder Kaiser? Ob Arm, ob Reich, im Tode gleich.”

Which reads:

“Who was the fool, who the wise man, beggar or king? Whether poor or rich, all’s the same in death.”

10. Skull & Bones = Illuminati?

Is the Order of the Skull & Bones part of the Illuminati?

When a person is initiated into Skull & Bones, they are given a new name, similar to the practice of the Illuminati. And many recorded Illuminati members can be shown to have contact and/or strong influences with many of the professors that taught “Bonesmen” in Berlin.

When a secret society conspires against the sovereignty of a king, they need to organize, raise funds, make their plans operational, and hopefully bring them to fruition.

Could we have in the United States a secret society that has used the “National Security State” as a cover for their nefarious plans?

From George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography:

“That September [1951], Robert Lovett replaced Marshall as secretary of defense. Meanwhile, Harriman was named director of the Mutual Security Agency, making him the U.S. chief of the Anglo-American military alliance. By now, Brown Brothers, Harriman was everything but commander-in-chief.

A central focus of the Harriman security regime in Washington (1950-53) was the organization of covert operations and ‘psychological warfare.’ Harriman, together with his lawyers and business partners, Allen and John Foster Dulles, wanted the government’s secret services to conduct extensive propaganda campaigns and mass-psychology experiments within the U.S.A., and paramilitary campaigns abroad….

The Harriman security regime created the Psychological Strategy Board (PSB) in 1951. The man appointed director of the PSB [was] Gordon Gray…. Gordon’s brother, R.J. Reynolds chairman Bowman Gray Jr., was also a naval intelligence officer, known around Washington as the ‘founder of operational intelligence.’ Gordon Gray became a close friend and political ally of Prescott Bush; and Gray’s son became for Prescott’s son, George, his lawyer and the shield of his covert policy.”

So you have the Whitney/Stimson/Bundy clan and the Harriman/Bush boys wielding a tremendous amount of influence on the political, economic and social affairs of America and the world. Then you have Prescott Bush’s buddy Richard Nixon as an activist vice-president. Then, a nation-chilling assassination, some time under LBJ with the Bundy boys keeping things in line, then Nixon as President with “Bonesmen” aides Ray Price (’51) and Richard A. Moore. Some time out for a Trilateralist-Democrat-patsy president, followed by Prescott’s son as an activist vice-president under Reagan. Next, we get a Skull and Bones president who declares a “New World Order” while beating up on his business partner, Saddam Hussein.

After twelve years of Republican administrations, Bush passes the reins to his drug smuggling buddy from Arkansas, Bill Clinton, who studied at Yale Law School. According to some researchers, Clinton was recruited as a CIA operative while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Could this be the “old Hegelian historical dialectic process”?

11. World History: Plan or Accident?

Will we get another failed Democratic administration? A scandal as disgraceful as Nixon’s fall? When Robert P. Johnson (William Barr) told Clinton in a bunker in Arkansas that “you are our fair-haired boy, but you do have competition for the job you seek. We would never put all our eggs in one basket. You and your state have been our greatest asset…. Mr. Casey wanted me to pass on to you, that unless you fuck up and do something stupid, you are number one on our short list for shot at the job you always wanted.

So, you have William Casey — CIA Director, George Bush’s campaign manager and Sovereign Knight of Malta — speaking through the proxy of George Bush’s last Attorney General to George’s rival in the 1992 federal elections. Is it all just a show and sham for U.S. hoi polloi?

Perhaps so, if there exists the type of control over the electoral process as told by Mae Brussell and the suppressed book VoteScam, written by Jim and Ken Collier:

“…Your vote and mine may now be a meaningless bit of energy directed by preprogrammed computers-which can be fixed to select certain pre-ordained candidates and leave no footprints or paper trail.”

In short, computers are covertly stealing your vote.

For almost three decades the American vote has been subject to government-sponsored electronic theft.

The vote has been stolen from you by a cartel of federal “national security” bureaucrats, who include higher-ups in the Central Intelligence Agency, political party leaders, Congressmen, co-opted journalists — and the owners and managers — of the major Establishment news media, who have decided in concert that how America’s votes are counted, by whom they are counted and how the results are verified and delivered to the public is, as one of them put it, ‘Not a proper area of inquiry.’

By means of an unofficial private corporation named News Election Service (NES), the Establishment press has actual physical control of the counting and dissemination of the vote, and it refuses to let the public know how it is done.”

Is the American electorate subjected to cyclic propaganda, pre-selected candidates and winners, and psychological warfare to alienate Americans from the institutions established to serve them by the Constitution? Are the Democratic and Republican National Parties used for a Hegelian experiment in controlled conflict?

Pamela Churchill Harriman, Averil’s wife, is one of the Democratic Party’s biggest fund-raisers. She once gave Bill a job as director of her “PAM PAC” when he was defeated for governor in 1980. Bill paid her back by appointing her as Ambassador to France.

Another Harriman/Bush friend, Eugene Stetson (’34), was an assistant manager for Prescott Bush at Brown Brothers, Harriman’s New York office. He organized the H. Smith Richardson Foundation. The foundation, in the late 1950s, participated in the MKULTRA, the CIA’s domestic covert psychological warfare operation. The Richardson Foundation helped to finance the testing of psychotropic drugs, including LSD, at Bridgewater Hospital in Massachusetts, the center of some of the most brutal MK-ULTRA experiments.

During the Iran-Contra operations, the H. Smith Richardson Foundation was a “private donors steering committee,” working with the National Security Council to co-ordinate the Office of Public Diplomacy. This was an effort to propagandize in favor of and run cover for the Iran-Contra operations, and to coordinate published attacks on opponents of the program.

The H. Smith Richardson Foundation also runs the Center for Creative Leadership at Langley to “train leaders of the CIA,” as well as another center near Greensboro, North Carolina, that trains CIA and Secret Service Agents. Almost everyone who achieves the military rank of general also gets this training.

This is just the tip of an iceberg. You also have eugenics and population control, suppressed history and technology, yearly retreats, profitable partnerships with brutal dictators, deals with “terrorists”, the involvement of the Knights of Malta, war-mongering and profiteering, mind-control, secret societies for teens, ritual magic and more — all spinning the dark threads in the web of conspiracy that our spinning blue ball has gotten caught in.

We’ve got a whole new crop of “Bonesmen” coming up, including George H.W. Bush’s son George W. Bush (’68), Governor of Texas.

When Don Schollander (’68), the Olympic gold-medalist and only known Skull and Bones member living in Portland, was contacted by Willamette Week reporter John Schrang regarding his involvement in the Order, he said, “It’s really something I can’t talk about.”

Not wouldn’t, but “couldn’t”.

In wake of Antony Sutton’s first ground-breaking exposes of the Order, the Sterling Library at Yale has refused to allow any other researchers access to the Russell Trust papers.

Daniel Gilman, like most Bonesmen, makes no mention of Skull & Bones or the Russell Trust in his memoirs or biographies.

So, are we all just ‘fodder” for a secret society with satanic overtones that is attempting to form a one world government with themselves at the helm? Or is the Order of Skull and Bones just a bunch of frat boys from Yale? Wanna bet your future on it?

A War in the Planning for Four Years

Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans in a 1997 Book – It is “A Blueprint for World Dictatorship,” Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview With FTW

Summary

“THE GRAND CHESSBOARD – American Primacy And It’s Geostrategic Imperatives,” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997.

These are the very first words in the book, “Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power.” – p. xiii. Eurasia is all of the territory east of Germany and Poland, stretching all the way through Russia and China to the Pacific Ocean. It includes the Middle East and most of the Indian subcontinent. The key to controlling Eurasia, says Brzezinski, is controlling the Central Asian Republics. And the key to controlling the Central Asian republics is Uzbekistan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Uzbekistan was forcefully mentioned by President George W. Bush in his address to a joint session of Congress just days after the attacks of September 11 as the very first place that the U.S. military would be deployed.

As FTW has documented in previous stories, major deployments of U.S. and British forces had taken place before the attacks. And the U.S. Army and the CIA had been active in Uzbekistan for several years. There is now evidence that what the world is witnessing is a cold and calculated war plan – at least four years in the making – and that, from reading Brzezinski’s own words about Pearl Harbor, the World Trade Center attacks were just the trigger needed to set the final conquest in motion.


 

FTW, November 7, 2001, 1200 PST – There’s a quote often attributed to Allen Dulles after it was noted that the final 1964 report of the Warren Commission on the assassination of JFK contained dramatic inconsistencies. Those inconsistencies, in effect, disproved the Commission’s own final conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963. Dulles, a career spy, Wall Street lawyer, the CIA director whom JFK had fired after the 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco – and the Warren Commission member who took charge of the investigation and final report – is reported to have said, “The American people don’t read.”

Some Americans do read. So do Europeans and Asians and Africans and Latin Americans.

World events since the attacks of September 11, 2001 have not only been predicted, but also planned, orchestrated and – as their architects would like to believe – controlled. The current Central Asian war is not a response to terrorism, nor is it a reaction to Islamic fundamentalism. It is in fact, in the words of one of the most powerful men on the planet, the beginning of a final conflict before total world domination by the United States leads to the dissolution of all national governments. This, says Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and former Carter National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, will lead to nation states being incorporated into a new world order, controlled solely by economic interests as dictated by banks, corporations and ruling elites concerned with the maintenance (by manipulation and war) of their power. As a means of intimidation for the unenlightened reader who happens upon this frightening plan – the plan of the CFR – Brzezinski offers the alternative of a world in chaos unless the U.S. controls the planet by whatever means are necessary and likely to succeed.

This position is corroborated by Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D. a former German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner. On November 6, he told FTW, “The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission – founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller – and the Bliderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens.”

Brzezinski’s own words – laid against the current official line that the United States is waging a war to end terrorism – are self-incriminating. In an ongoing series of articles, FTW has consistently established that the U.S. government had foreknowledge of the World Trade Center attacks and chose not to stop them because it needed to secure public approval for a war that is now in progress. It is a war, as described by Vice President Dick Cheney, “that may not end in our lifetimes.” What that means is that it will not end until all armed groups, anywhere in the world, which possess the political, economic or military ability to resist the imposition of this dictatorship, have been destroyed.

These are the “terrorists” the U.S. now fights in Afghanistan and plans to soon fight all over the globe.

Before exposing Brzezinski (and those he represents) with his own words, or hearing more from Dr. Koeppl, it is worthwhile to take a look at Brzezinski’s background.

According to his resume Brzezinski, holding a 1953 Ph.D. from Harvard, lists the following achievements:

Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81) Trustee and founder of the Trilateral Commission International advisor of several major US/Global corporations Associate of Henry Kissinger Under Ronald Reagan – member of NSC-Defense Department Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy Under Ronald Reagan – member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Past member, Board of Directors, The Council on Foreign Relations 1988 – Co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force.

Brzezinski is also a past attendee and presenter at several conferences of the Bliderberger group – a non-partisan affiliation of the wealthiest and most powerful families and corporations on the planet.

The Grand Chessboard

Brzezinski sets the tone for his strategy by describing Russia and China as the two most important countries – almost but not quite superpowers – whose interests that might threaten the U.S. in Central Asia. Of the two, Brzezinski considers Russia to be the more serious threat. Both nations border Central Asia. In a lesser context he describes the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kazakhstan as essential “lesser” nations that must be managed by the U.S. as buffers or counterweights to Russian and Chinese moves to control the oil, gas and minerals of the Central Asian Republics (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan).

He also notes, quite clearly (p. 53) that any nation that might become predominant in Central Asia would directly threaten the current U.S. control of oil resources in the Persian Gulf. In reading the book it becomes clear why the U.S. had a direct motive for the looting of some $300 billion in Russian assets during the 1990s, destabilizing Russia’s currency (1998) and ensuring that a weakened Russia would have to look westward to Europe for economic and political survival, rather than southward to Central Asia. A dependent Russia would lack the military, economic and political clout to exert influence in the region and this weakening of Russia would explain why Russian President Vladimir Putin has been such a willing ally of U.S. efforts to date. (See FTW Vol. IV, No. 1 – March 31, 2001)

An examination of selected quotes from “The Grand Chessboard,” in the context of current events reveals the darker agenda behind military operations that were planned long before September 11th, 2001.

“…The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power… (p. xiii)

“… But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book. (p. xiv)

“The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (pp 24-5)

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia… Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia – and America’s global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained. (p.30)

“America’s withdrawal from the world or because of the sudden emergence of a successful rival – would produce massive international instability. It would prompt global anarchy.” (p. 30)

“In that context, how America ‘manages’ Eurasia is critical. Eurasia is the globe’s largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa’s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent. About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the world’s GNP and about three-fourths of the world’s known energy resources.” (p.31)

Two basic steps are thus required: first, to identify the geostrategically dynamic Eurasian states that have the power to cause a potentially important shift in the international distribution of power and to decipher the central external goals of their respective political elites and the likely consequences of their seeking to attain them;… second, to formulate specific U.S. policies to offset, co-opt, and/or control the above… (p. 40)

“…To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.” (p.40)

“Henceforth, the United States may have to determine how to cope with regional coalitions that seek to push America out of Eurasia, thereby threatening America’s status as a global power.” (p.55)

“Uzbekistan – with its much more ethnically homogeneous population of approximately 25 million and its leaders emphasizing the country’s historic glories – has become increasingly assertive in affirming the region’s new postcolonial status.” (p.95)

“Thus, even the ethnically vulnerable Kazakhstan joined the other Central Asian states in abandoning the Cyrillic alphabet and replacing it with Latin script as adapted earlier by Turkey. In effect, by the mid-1990s a bloc, quietly led by Ukraine and comprising Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and sometimes also Kazakhstan, Georgia and Moldova, had informally emerged to obstruct Russian efforts to use the CIS as the tool for political integration.” (p.114)

“…Hence, support for the new post-Soviet states – for geopolitical pluralism in the space of the former Soviet empire – has to be an integral part of a policy designed to induce Russia to exercise unambiguously its European option. Among these states. Three are geopolitically especially important: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.” (p. 121) “Uzbekistan, nationally the most vital and the most populous of the central Asian states, represents the major obstacle to any renewed Russian control over the region. Its independence is critical to the survival of the other Central Asian states, and it is the least vulnerable to Russian pressures.” (p. 121)

Referring to an area he calls the “Eurasian Balkans” and a 1997 map in which he has circled the exact location of the current conflict – describing it as the central region of pending conflict for world dominance – Brzezinski writes: “Moreover, they [the Central Asian Republics] are of importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political interest in the region. But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold.” (p.124) [Emphasis added]

The world’s energy consumption is bound to vastly increase over the next two or three decades. Estimates by the U.S. Department of energy anticipate that world demand will rise by more than 50 percent between 1993 and 2015, with the most significant increase in consumption occurring in the Far East. The momentum of Asia’s economic development is already generating massive pressures for the exploration and exploitation of new sources of energy and the Central Asian region and the Caspian Sea basin are known to contain reserves of natural gas and oil that dwarf those of Kuwait, the Gulf of Mexico, or the North Sea.” (p.125)

“Kazakhstan is the shield and Uzbekistan is the soul for the region’s diverse national awakenings.” (p.130)

“Uzbekistan is, in fact, the prime candidate for regional leadership in Central Asia.” (p.130) “Once pipelines to the area have been developed, Turkmenistan’s truly vast natural gas reserves augur a prosperous future for the country’s people. (p.132)

“In fact, an Islamic revival – already abetted from the outside not only by Iran but also by Saudi Arabia – is likely to become the mobilizing impulse for the increasingly pervasive new nationalisms, determined to oppose any reintegration under Russian – and hence infidel – control.” (p. 133).

“For Pakistan, the primary interest is to gain Geostrategic depth through political influence in Afghanistan – and to deny to Iran the exercise of such influence in Afghanistan and Tajikistan – and to benefit eventually from any pipeline construction linking Central Asia with the Arabian Sea.” (p.139)

“Moreover, sensible Russian leaders realize that the demographic explosion underway in the new states means that their failure to sustain economic growth will eventually create an explosive situation along Russia’s entire southern frontier.” (p.141) [This would explain why Putin would welcome U.S. military presence to stabilize the region.]

“Turkmenistan… has been actively exploring the construction of a new pipeline through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea…” (p.145)

“It follows that America’s primary interest is to help ensure that no single power comes to control this geopolitical space and that the global community has unhindered financial and economic access to it.” (p148)

“China’s growing economic presence in the region and its political stake in the area’s independence are also congruent with America’s interests.” (p.149)

“America is now the only global superpower, and Eurasia is the globe’s central arena. Hence, what happens to the distribution of power on the Eurasian continent will be of decisive importance to America’s global primacy and to America’s historical legacy.” (p.194)

”…the Eurasian Balkans – threatens to become a cauldron of ethnic conflict and great-power rivalry.” (p.195)

“Without sustained and directed American involvement, before long the forces of global disorder could come to dominate the world scene. And the possibility of such a fragmentation is inherent in the geopolitical tensions not only of today’s Eurasia but of the world more generally.” (p.194)

“With warning signs on the horizon across Europe and Asia, any successful American policy must focus on Eurasia as a whole and be guided by a Geostrategic design.” (p.197)

“That puts a premium on maneuver and manipulation in order to prevent the emergence of a hostile coalition that could eventually seek to challenge America’s primacy…” (p. 198)

“The most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of states gains the capacity to expel the United States from Eurasia or even to diminish significantly its decisive arbitration role.” (p. 198)

“In the long run, global politics are bound to become increasingly uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic power in the hands of a single state. Hence, America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last.” (p.209)

“Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.” (p. 211) [Emphasis added]

The Horror – And Comments From Someone Who Worked With Brzezinski

Brzezinski’s book is sublimely arrogant. While singing the praises of the IMF and the World Bank, which have economically terrorized nations on every continent, and while totally ignoring the worldwide terrorist actions of the U.S. government that have led to genocide; cluster bombings of civilian populations from Kosovo, to Laos, to Iraq, to Afghanistan; the development and battlefield use of both biological and chemical agents such as Sarin gas; and the financial rape of entire cultures it would leave the reader believing that such actions are for the good of mankind.

While seconded from the German defense ministry to NATO in the late 1970s, Dr. Johannes Koeppl – mentioned at the top of this article – traveled to Washington on more than one occasion. He also met with Brzezinski in the White House on more than one occasion. His other Washington contacts included Steve Larabee from the CFR, John J. McCloy, former CIA Director, economist Milton Friedman, and officials from Carter’s Office of Management and Budget. He is the first person I have ever interviewed who has made a direct presentation at a Bliderberger conference and he has also made numerous presentations to sub-groups of the Trilateral Commission. That was before he spoke out against them.

His fall from grace was rapid after he realized that Brzezinski was part of a group intending to impose a world dictatorship. “In 1983/4 I warned of a take-over of world governments being orchestrated by these people. There was an obvious plan to subvert true democracies and selected leaders were not being chosen based upon character but upon their loyalty to an economic system run by the elites and dedicated to preserving their power.

“All we have now are pseudo-democracies.”

Koeppl recalls meeting U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald in Nuremburg in the early 80s. McDonald, who was then contemplating a run for the Presidency, was a severe critic of these elites. He was killed in the Russian shootdown of Korean Air flight 007 in 1985. Koeppl believes that it might have been an assassination. Over the years many writers have made these allegations about 007 and the fact that someone with Koeppl’s credentials believes that an entire plane full of passengers would be destroyed to eliminate one man offers a chilling opinion of the value placed on human life by the powers that be.

In 1983, Koeppl warned, through Op-Ed pieces published in NEWSWEEK and elsewhere, that Brzezinski and the CFR were part of an effort to impose a global dictatorship. His fall from grace was swift. “It was a criminal society that I was dealing with. It was not possible to publish anymore in the so-called respected publications. My 30 year career in politics ended.

“The people of the western world have been trained to be good consumers; to focus on money, sports cars, beauty, consumer goods. They have not been trained to look for character in people. Therefore what we need is education for politicians, a form of training that instills in them a higher sense of ethics than service to money. There is no training now for world leaders. This is a shame because of the responsibility that leaders hold to benefit all mankind rather than to blindly pursue destructive paths.

“We also need education for citizens to be more efficient in their democracies, in addition to education for politicians that will create a new network of elites based upon character and social intelligence.”

Koeppl, who wrote his 1989 doctoral thesis on NATO management, also authored a 1989 book – largely ignored because of its controversial revelations – entitled “The Most Important Secrets in the World.” He maintains a German language web site at http://www.antaris.com and he can be reached by email at jbk@antaris.com.

As to the present conflict Koeppl expressed the gravest concerns, “This is more than a war against terrorism. This is a war against the citizens of all countries. The current elites are creating so much fear that people don’t know how to respond. But they must remember. This is a move to implement a world dictatorship within the next five years. There may not be another chance.”

Documentary – Fallujah, a Lost Generation?

Secrets of a dirty war

In 2004, Fallujah in Iraq became the theater of a major showdown between the American soldiers and the Iraqi insurgents. But even though the sounds of this harsh battle have died down a long time ago the consequences are only showing now. And they are of the toxic kind. Babies are born with malformations, kids are affected with leukemia and cancer has multiplied tenfold. The situation reminds the one of 1945 post atomic Hiroshima.

Meanwhile, in the USA, the marines who took part in the battle are developing strange diseases.

What really happened in Fallujah?
Which weapons were used? White phosphorus? Depleted uranium?
Has a generation of Iraqis been sacrificed?

Obama Threatens Russia and China

Obama represents the worst of rogue leadership. He’s a war criminal multiple times over. He threatens world peace.

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On Wednesday, he arrived in Tokyo. It’s the first leg of his Asian tour. South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines follow.

He noticeably snubbed China. He reassured Tokyo saying relations with Beijing won’t come “at the expense of Japan or any other ally.”

At issue is advancing regional hegemony. It’s targeting Russia and China. Obama heightened US/Beijing tensions, saying:

“The policy of the United States is clear. The Senkaku islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.”

“(W)e oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands.”

Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang responded saying:

Washington “should respect the facts, in a responsible manner abide by its commitment not to choose sides over a territorial sovereignty issue, be cautious on words and deeds and earnestly play a constructive role for peace and stability in the region.”

Much more than a territorial dispute is at stake. Regional tensions could erupt into something much more serious.

Washington wants Russia and China contained. It wants them isolated, weakened and co-opted.

It wants them transformed into US-controlled vassal states. Great conflicts begin this way.

Obama warned Russia. Sanctions are “teed up and ready to go,” he said.

“Assuming they do not follow through, we will follow through with what we said, which is that there will be additional consequences.”

Expect them “in days, not weeks,” he added. He lied saying Moscow isn’t “abiding by the spirit or letter” of Geneva four-party agreement terms.

“So far the evidence doesn’t make me hopeful,” he said. “We have been preparing for the prospect that we have to engage in further sanctions.”

They require “technical work” and coordination with other countries. “There are some things the United States can do alone but ultimately it’s going to have to be a joint effort, a collective effort.”

“The fact I haven’t announced them yet, doesn’t mean they aren’t” ready to be implemented.

On Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lied claiming menacing Russian hoards “mass(ed) on the border of a country they’ve just illegally occupied…”

“Were talking about illegally occupied buildings in eastern Ukraine where the legitimate government is taking steps to ensure there’s law and order, versus tens of thousands of troops in a threatening position on the border of the country,” she said.

Russia’s comments don’t suggest it plans implementing four-party Geneva agreement terms, she added.

New sanctions are expected to target high-level Kremlin officials as well as entities they oversea. Others on key Russian industries may follow depending on events as they unfold.

Putin responded to Obama’s threats. He did so from a St. Petersburg media forum. Sanctions “are absolutely not critical in nature, but you can’t of course say they are a good thing,” he said.

Russia isn’t planning to punish Visa and Mastercard, he added. “We are not envisioning any steps to punish the careless partners, but they have undermined their credibility, meaning they will definitely lose the market,” he said.

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka commented on Russian sanctions, saying:

“The Czech government holds a skeptical position on the introduction of ‘broad-based’ sanctions because it would also hurt economic growth in Europe.”

Imposing them cuts both ways. Other EU countries expressed concerns. Washington bullies them to go along.

Eastern Ukrainian events aren’t encouraging. Kiev’s military attacked Donetsk region self-defense forces. A Donetsk People’s Republic spokesman said:

“An all-arms operation has been launched in Slovyansk. This means just one thing – a civil war.” Acting Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomarev warned residents to stay home.

He said local police and self-defense forces are ready to counter military attacks. “There will undoubtedly be resistance. We are restraining” Kiev forces.

“All roads are blocked. We are prepared for them if they break through.”

“The convoy of armored vehicles has yielded ground. The people’s police have got reinforcements from the city of Krasny Liman.”

“Volunteers – even unarmed – continue to arrive at the strategic post.” Reports suggested Ukrainian forces pulled back. They massed from a more distant point.

Police and self-defense forces swept a nearby forest area. They looked for Right Sector thugs and other hostile elements.

In response to crisis conditions, Russia ordered new military exercises. They’re planned for regions bordering Ukraine.

“We are compelled to react to (the) situation,” said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

“From today, military exercises have started in regions bordering Ukraine involving battalions of tactical forces of the southern and western military districts.”

“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow.”

“War games by NATO in Poland and the Baltic states are not helping the normalization of the situation. We are forced to react to the situation.”

Drills involve ground and air exercises, he added. They in response to 11,000 Ukrainian soldiers, 160 tanks, 230 armored vehicles, and at least 150 artillery pieces, he said.

They’re targeting their own people lawlessly. “National guard units and Right Sector extremists are fighting against the peaceful population, as well as a volunteer Donbass ‘anti-terrorist’ unit.”

“Also security and internal forces transferred to Lugansk and Donetsk from other areas of the country are suppressing dissent.”

Self-defense forces are way outnumbered and outgunned, Shoigu explained.

Ukrainian sabotage units were deployed near Russia’s border, he added. Things seem headed from bad to worse.

Lives of Russian nationals are threatened. Lavrov said they won’t be left unprotected. Targeting them is attacking the Russian Federation, he said.

US paratroops arrived in Poland. They’re the first ones in Eastern Europe since Ukrainian crisis conditions erupted.

They’re Vicenza-based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team members. They arrived a day after the Pentagon announced plans to deploy 600 US forces to Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said they’re part of a series of rotational deployments. They’ll continue throughout 2014. Perhaps into 2015.

“Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has renewed our resolve to strengthening NATO’s defense plans and capabilities, and to demonstrate our continued commitment to collective defense in reinforcing our NATO allies in central and eastern Europe,” he said.

Deploying them isn’t symbolic, he added. “Any time you put troops on the ground and doing exercises, in this case for a month at a time, it’s more than symbology.”

“The kind of work that we’re going to be doing is real infantry training. And that’s not insignificant.”

Former Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski called it “a first step to change our security status.”

“We hope this is one of the many steps to enhance the security of Poland and central Europe,” he added.

“Fifteen years ago, when we joined NATO, it was a second-class, class B membership. It was a completely different geopolitical situation.”

“We expected Russia would, many of us hoped would, follow along with democratization. We know now we were living under an illusion.”

Irresponsible Russia bashing continues. Big Lies repeat with disturbing regularity. Media scoundrels regurgitate them.

Days earlier, The New York Times lied about so-called “mysteriously well-armed, professional” Eastern Ukrainian masked gunmen.

It cited fake administration photos. They bogusly identified them as “Russian military and intelligence forces.”

The Times was caught red-handed lying. It unsuccessfully tried buying the story. It did so well into a follow-up report.

Downplaying Big Lies doesn’t mitigate them. It wasn’t the first time its bogus reports were exposed. For sure it won’t be the last.

Daily Times Russia bashing continues. Shameless misinformation substitutes for legitimate journalism. Readers are consistently lied to. So-called fit to read news is garbage.

On April 23, The Times headlined “Eastern Europe Frets About NATO’s Ability to Curb Russia.”

So-called Russian threats don’t exist. Claiming otherwise turns truth on its head. So is saying “Moscow’s muscular intervention in neighboring Ukraine” threatens its neighbors.

Don’t expect Times correspondents, commentators or editors to explain. Wall Street Journal editors bash Russia relentlessly.

On April 24, they headlined “Putin and Navalny.” More on what they said below.

Putin challenges Obama’s imperial adventurism responsibly. Navalny is a convicted embezzler.

He masquerades as an anti-corruption crusader. He’s a Western darling. He’s a convenient stooge.

He’s no democrat. He’s ideologically over-the-top. He gets generous State Department funding.

Don’t expect Journal editors to explain. They lied claiming he was convicted on “trumped-up corruption charges.” He was caught red-handed.

He’s under house arrest. He awaits trial on other grand theft charges. He “warned for years that an authoritarian Putin would eventually become a threat to the West, but they were dismissed by Westerners who said it was none of our business,” said Journal editors.

“Now we can see who was right, as Mr. Putin carves up Ukraine, with more of Europe potentially on the menu.”

Truth is polar opposite duplicitous Journal editor claims.

Days earlier, they headlined “Putin’s Westward March: Revisionist powers are rising as Obama and Europe fail to respond.”

Putin “refuse(s) to withdraw his troops massed at the border. (He’s) ready to invade if he pleases…”

“All of this continues the pattern of Mr. Obama and Europe underestimating the Russian strongman.”

Fact: Russian hoards aren’t “ready to invade.”

Fact: Russian democracy under Putin shames America’s sham version.

Fact: Putin respects rule of law principles.

Fact: Obama consistently violates them.

Fact: Putin goes all-out for peaceful conflict resolution.

Fact: Obama wages one war of aggression after another.

Journal editors reported other Big Lies. “Iran is attempting to (develop) nuclear weapons,” they claimed. Clear evidence shows otherwise.

China threatens its regional neighbors. It’s “pressing its territorial claims in the East and South China seas.”

It’s “pressing” what it considers its legitimate rights.

“Russia is marching west with a goal of reclaiming the influence and perhaps the territory it lost with the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

No evidence whatever suggests a revanchist Moscow agenda. Journal editors lied claiming Putin “march(es) on.”

He’s the one world leader above all others challenging Washington’s imperial rampaging responsibly. Sino/Russian cooperation has the best chance to contain it.

Las Vegas Shooting : Was Jerad Miller a Patsy Used to Further an Agenda?

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On June 8th, a couple shot and killed two police officers inside a Las Vegas restaurant. Before opening fire, the couple reportedly yelled “This is a revolution!”. They then covered the bodies of the police officers with a yellow Gadsden “Don’t thread on me” flag, along with a note containing a swastika symbol. The shooters then entered a nearby Walmart, killed another man inside and took their own lives.

When the murderers were identified as Jerad and Amanda Miller, media sources quickly tagged the couple as “extreme-right”, “pro-gun”, “conspiracy theorist”, “Tea Party”, “anti-Government” and “White supremacists”. Then, pictures of them emerged and things got strange.

Was the shooting the result of deranged minds who read too much stuff on the internet or was it intentionally provoked to further an agenda? A closer look at the case reveals that several facts are quite odd and “convenient”. First, there’s the “Batman” connection.

The Batman Connection

In past articles on the “Batman shooting” and the Sandy Hook shooting, I described how these mass murders were linked to Batman movies. As strange as it might seem, there is also a Batman link in the Las Vegas shooting.

The couple apparently loved dressing up as the Joker from Batman.

Jerad and his wife Amanda loved dressing up as the Joker.

 

Joker again.

Joker again.

 

A screenshot from a YouTube video posted by Jerad Miller where he was ranting about police and government while giving manic glares at the camera.

This is a screenshot from a YouTube video posted by Jerad Miller. With his face painted as the Joker, Miller ranted about the police and the government while giving manic glares at the camera.

In 2012, the Aurora shooting was carried out during the premier of a Batman movie – The Dark Knight Rises.

Holmes reportedly dyed his hair bright orange to resemble Heath Ledger's rendition of the Joker.

Holmes reportedly dyed his hair bright orange to resemble Heath Ledger’s rendition of the Joker.

 

As stated in my article entitled “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and Heath Ledger’s Sacrifice" Heath Ledger lost his life in mysterious circumstances shortly after his work as the Joker.

Heath Ledger lost his life in mysterious circumstances shortly after embodying the Joker.

The 2012 Sandy Hook shooting also had a strange Batman connection, the words “Sandy Hook” appear on a map during The Dark Knight Rises.

Screenshot from Dark Knight Rises.

Screenshot from The Dark Knight Rises.

In this map, sent as part of a promotional kit, we clearly see that Sandy Hook is identified as a "strike zone".

In this map, sent as part of a promotional kit for The Dark Knight Rises, we clearly see that Sandy Hook is identified as a “strike zone”.

The Las Vegas shooting is therefore another mass murder involving Batman. While there are numerous clues hinting that James Holmes and Adam Lanza were patsies, can we say the same of Jerad Miller?

Was Jerad Miller a Patsy?

As stated above, Jerad Miller was quickly tagged by mass media as an anti-government, militia-supporting, God-loving, conspiracy theorist. That explosive cocktail of words is increasingly being used to identify America’s newest #1 enemies.

On June 2nd, the White House announced thecreation of a new task force to fight “homegrown terrorism”. In a video presenting the task force, attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. stated:

“We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders. Now — as the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet — it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home.”

A few days later, the Las Vegas shooting occurs. Is it possible that patsies are being used to generate terror in order to justify action against specific “radical” groups?

In April 2014, Jerad Miller spent time at the Bundy Ranch, the site of the much publicized “Bundy Standoff”, where rancher Cliven Bundy is involved in a long-standing dispute with the government over unpaid grazing fees. The standoff devolved into an armed confrontation between protestors and law enforcement and is turning into a symbolic battle against “government tyranny”. Jerad Miller and his life “left everything” to join the Bundys.

During his stay at the ranch Jerad was interviewed by NBC News where he took a rather radical, violent stance.

The Miller couple was however kicked out of the ranch soon after. While the official reason of the expulsion was Jerad’s past felonies, members of the ranch stated that the couple was “annoying” and “too radical”. Did they have suspicions that Jerad was a government agent sent to infiltrate and maybe push them to violence?

A few months after Jerad’s appearance on NBC News (why was HE chosen to appear in that interview?), the entire Bundy Standoff issue – which was gaining some public sympathy –  is now associated with cop-killing, White Supremacists. This is how you discredit movements and turn public opinion against them.

News sources also linked Jerad Miller to Alex Jones and his Infowars website. It was discovered that a post entitled The Police (to kill or not to kill?) was posted by a user named jerad on May 28th 2012, where the user rants about constitutional rights and his hate for police. This lead news sources to cite Infowars and “conspiracy theorists” as a factor leading to the shooting.

In short, Jerad Miller and his heinous crime is being used to discredit and vilify several movements that are already targeted by the powers that be. It is a real life continuation of the movie Prisoners where the “bad guy” is a deranged, religious, patriotic survivalist. (Interesting fact : An important character in the movie is named Alex Jones).

The shootings also occurred less than a week after another self-professed Libertarian shot three police officers in New Brunswick, Canada. Not unlike Jerad Miller, the shooter’s Facebook page was filled with typical “extreme-right” images and messages.

In Conclusion

Was Jerad Miller a government agent used to infiltrate and discredit specific groups? Was he programmed to carry out the murders to then take his own life? Was he maybe just a crazy guy with a gun?  It is difficult to say. It is however clear that the media spin on the Las Vegas shootings is perfectly in line with a top Agenda element of the elite : To discredit, demonize and lump together various groups that are not welcomed in the U.S. anymore. Whether we look at Libertarians, constitutionalists, survivalists, religious or pro-gun groups, they are all being targeted by the elite.

While I won’t claim that every person involved in these groups is a kind, balanced, law abiding citizen, it is clear that most of these groups exist because rights and freedoms being chipped away in America. Their main goal is to preserve the original spirit of the U.S. Constitution which has been seriously violated in the past two decades. However, as the elite is transforing America into a NWO-friendly police-state, these groups are now perceived as a serious threat. More importantly, the elite needs the public to turn against them.

What would be an efficient way to discredit these groups? Here’s an answer: Send out a Jerad Miller to commit something awful like killing police officers with children. Then have news casters use “conspiracy theorists” and “constitutionalists” in the same sentence as “murder” and “White Supremacist”.

Whether or not Jerad Miller was a government agent, his actions definitely furthered the biggest Agenda item of the next few years.

Ten things you need to know about Tony Blair’s ‘extremism’

In a keynote speech on 23 April 2014, Tony Blair blamed Islamic extremism for failures of western intervention in the Middle East. Here are ten things he neglected to mention about the extremism of his own political career.

1. Tony Blair has never shown a shred of remorse for the extremism of mass slaughter and destruction for which he was directly responsible, not least in Iraq.

2. Tony Blair is a supporter of extremism around the world, whether it be the dictators in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan, the despots ruling the oil states Kuwait and Bahrain, or Israel’s apartheid regime that occupies Palestinian land in contravention of international law and countless UN resolutions. When prime minister, not content with waging illegal wars, he was up to his neck in CIA torture and kidnapping ’every step of the way’.

3. Tony Blair defends and applauds the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government in Egypt, saying that it ‘was the absolutely necessary rescue of a nation’. He was a supporter of the Egyptian dictator Mubarak, calling him “immensely courageous and a force for good”,right up to the day he was overthrown in a popular revolution by the Egyptian people.

4. Tony Blair blindly ignores the catastrophes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as he endlessly promotes more western military intervention, whether it be in Syria, Iran or beyond.

5. Tony Blair has called repeatedly for western military intervention in the Syrian civil war. He believes it was a terrible error that the west did not launch an air attack on Syria in August 2013. He says the west should impose no-fly zones and arm directly the Syrian rebels. He believes Britain should have invaded Syria, whether the British public wanted it or not (all opinion polls show a majority of the British public opposes intervention).

6. Tony Blair’s lack of self awareness and remorse makes him a highly dangerous individual and totally unsuited to his role as envoy for peace in the Middle East. He supported Israel’s wars in Lebanon and Gaza. He never loses an opportunity to praise the Israeli apartheid state, one recent example being his sickening eulogy at the funeral of the mass murdering former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who he called “a giant of this land”.

7. Tony Blair is pathologically incapable of recognising that his actions have not lessened, but have hugely exacerbated, the threat of terrorism. When in office, his own foreign policy establishment concluded that his wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were a major driving force behind acts of jihadist violence in Britain and beyond.
8. When under fire for his disastrous record, Tony Blair’s answer is to blame the Muslims. He attacks Islam as a means of absolving his wars from any connection or responsibility for atrocities like the London bombings on 7 July 2005 and the killing in 2013 of UK soldier Lee Rigby. He accuses Muslims of imposing an ideology based on the belief that there is one proper religion and only one proper view of it. As he well knows, this is not the view of most Muslims in most countries. It is true however of his allies in Saudi Arabia.

9. Tony Blair is an ‘extremist’ when it comes to accumulating vast personal wealth – now calculated to be over £70 million – by exploiting the contacts he made when he was prime minister, committing war crimes that should have seen him behind bars. He sells his services to merchant bankers, oil companies and despotic regimes such as Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. He is one of the world’s highest paid public speakers, often earning over £250,000 for one speech. He flies around in a £30 million private chartered jet. On top of this, he takes £435,000 a year from the British taxpayers, who finance the prime minister’s pension of £70,000 which he still draws, the £250,000 cost of his security and £115,000 for his ‘political office’.

10. Such is the widespread revulsion towards Tony Blair’s extremism, that he cannot travel anywhere without fear of facing a citizen’s arrest for his war crimes. There have been five attempts so far. There is a bounty on his head for payment to anyone who gets close enough to apprehend him.

In a keynote speech on 23 April 2014, Tony Blair blamed Islamic extremism for failures of western intervention in the Middle East. Here are ten things he neglected to mention about the extremism of his own political career.

1. Tony Blair has never shown a shred of remorse for the extremism of mass slaughter and destruction for which he was directly responsible, not least in Iraq.

2. Tony Blair is a supporter of extremism around the world, whether it be the dictators in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan, the despots ruling the oil states Kuwait and Bahrain, or Israel’s apartheid regime that occupies Palestinian land in contravention of international law and countless UN resolutions. When prime minister, not content with waging illegal wars, he was up to his neck in CIA torture and kidnapping ’every step of the way’.

3. Tony Blair defends and applauds the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government in Egypt, saying that it ‘was the absolutely necessary rescue of a nation’. He was a supporter of the Egyptian dictator Mubarak, calling him “immensely courageous and a force for good”,right up to the day he was overthrown in a popular revolution by the Egyptian people.

4. Tony Blair blindly ignores the catastrophes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as he endlessly promotes more western military intervention, whether it be in Syria, Iran or beyond.

5. Tony Blair has called repeatedly for western military intervention in the Syrian civil war. He believes it was a terrible error that the west did not launch an air attack on Syria in August 2013. He says the west should impose no-fly zones and arm directly the Syrian rebels. He believes Britain should have invaded Syria, whether the British public wanted it or not (all opinion polls show a majority of the British public opposes intervention).

6. Tony Blair’s lack of self awareness and remorse makes him a highly dangerous individual and totally unsuited to his role as envoy for peace in the Middle East. He supported Israel’s wars in Lebanon and Gaza. He never loses an opportunity to praise the Israeli apartheid state, one recent example being his sickening eulogy at the funeral of the mass murdering former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who he called “a giant of this land”.

7. Tony Blair is pathologically incapable of recognising that his actions have not lessened, but have hugely exacerbated, the threat of terrorism. When in office, his own foreign policy establishment concluded that his wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were a major driving force behind acts of jihadist violence in Britain and beyond.
8. When under fire for his disastrous record, Tony Blair’s answer is to blame the Muslims. He attacks Islam as a means of absolving his wars from any connection or responsibility for atrocities like the London bombings on 7 July 2005 and the killing in 2013 of UK soldier Lee Rigby. He accuses Muslims of imposing an ideology based on the belief that there is one proper religion and only one proper view of it. As he well knows, this is not the view of most Muslims in most countries. It is true however of his allies in Saudi Arabia.

9. Tony Blair is an ‘extremist’ when it comes to accumulating vast personal wealth – now calculated to be over £70 million – by exploiting the contacts he made when he was prime minister, committing war crimes that should have seen him behind bars. He sells his services to merchant bankers, oil companies and despotic regimes such as Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. He is one of the world’s highest paid public speakers, often earning over £250,000 for one speech. He flies around in a £30 million private chartered jet. On top of this, he takes £435,000 a year from the British taxpayers, who finance the prime minister’s pension of £70,000 which he still draws, the £250,000 cost of his security and £115,000 for his ‘political office’.

10. Such is the widespread revulsion towards Tony Blair’s extremism, that he cannot travel anywhere without fear of facing a citizen’s arrest for his war crimes. There have been five attempts so far. There is a bounty on his head for payment to anyone who gets close enough to apprehend him.

In a keynote speech on 23 April 2014, Tony Blair blamed Islamic extremism for failures of western intervention in the Middle East. Here are ten things he neglected to mention about the extremism of his own political career.

1. Tony Blair has never shown a shred of remorse for the extremism of mass slaughter and destruction for which he was directly responsible, not least in Iraq.

2. Tony Blair is a supporter of extremism around the world, whether it be the dictators in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan, the despots ruling the oil states Kuwait and Bahrain, or Israel’s apartheid regime that occupies Palestinian land in contravention of international law and countless UN resolutions. When prime minister, not content with waging illegal wars, he was up to his neck in CIA torture and kidnapping ’every step of the way’.

3. Tony Blair defends and applauds the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government in Egypt, saying that it ‘was the absolutely necessary rescue of a nation’. He was a supporter of the Egyptian dictator Mubarak, calling him “immensely courageous and a force for good”,right up to the day he was overthrown in a popular revolution by the Egyptian people.

4. Tony Blair blindly ignores the catastrophes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as he endlessly promotes more western military intervention, whether it be in Syria, Iran or beyond.

5. Tony Blair has called repeatedly for western military intervention in the Syrian civil war. He believes it was a terrible error that the west did not launch an air attack on Syria in August 2013. He says the west should impose no-fly zones and arm directly the Syrian rebels. He believes Britain should have invaded Syria, whether the British public wanted it or not (all opinion polls show a majority of the British public opposes intervention).

6. Tony Blair’s lack of self awareness and remorse makes him a highly dangerous individual and totally unsuited to his role as envoy for peace in the Middle East. He supported Israel’s wars in Lebanon and Gaza. He never loses an opportunity to praise the Israeli apartheid state, one recent example being his sickening eulogy at the funeral of the mass murdering former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who he called “a giant of this land”.

7. Tony Blair is pathologically incapable of recognising that his actions have not lessened, but have hugely exacerbated, the threat of terrorism. When in office, his own foreign policy establishment concluded that his wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were a major driving force behind acts of jihadist violence in Britain and beyond.
8. When under fire for his disastrous record, Tony Blair’s answer is to blame the Muslims. He attacks Islam as a means of absolving his wars from any connection or responsibility for atrocities like the London bombings on 7 July 2005 and the killing in 2013 of UK soldier Lee Rigby. He accuses Muslims of imposing an ideology based on the belief that there is one proper religion and only one proper view of it. As he well knows, this is not the view of most Muslims in most countries. It is true however of his allies in Saudi Arabia.

9. Tony Blair is an ‘extremist’ when it comes to accumulating vast personal wealth – now calculated to be over £70 million – by exploiting the contacts he made when he was prime minister, committing war crimes that should have seen him behind bars. He sells his services to merchant bankers, oil companies and despotic regimes such as Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. He is one of the world’s highest paid public speakers, often earning over £250,000 for one speech. He flies around in a £30 million private chartered jet. On top of this, he takes £435,000 a year from the British taxpayers, who finance the prime minister’s pension of £70,000 which he still draws, the £250,000 cost of his security and £115,000 for his ‘political office’.

10. Such is the widespread revulsion towards Tony Blair’s extremism, that he cannot travel anywhere without fear of facing a citizen’s arrest for his war crimes. There have been five attempts so far. There is a bounty on his head for payment to anyone who gets close enough to apprehend him.

Are Demons Increasing in Power and Influence in Our World Today?

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Part I: Do Angels and Demons Exist?

In order for us to explore the wider issue of demonic influence, let us first address the skeptics and naysayers who argue that, because there is no clear proof of spiritual life forms.  Only then can we turn to the more general discussion of their influence.

Let’s start with a simple premise:  The universe is likely filled with sentient life forms of mind-boggling diversity, of which we have hard scientific “proof” of very few.  In fact, modern scientists estimate that there are as many as 8.7 million living species on Planet Earth.  They have catalogued only 1.3 million of them, and add more than 15,000 each and every year.

We don’t need to look far to find a diverse array of life forms.  A single spoonful of soil contains as many as 10,000 species of bacteria and viruses. A coral reef contains vast numbers of diverse living species.

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And scientists admit that they may have barely scratched the surface by studying carbon-based organic life. Scientists have hypothesized that silicates, as well as ammonia, hydrogen, methane or even plasma exuded by the sun’s rays could create the necessary interactions sufficient to support unknown and previously-unidentified forms of life.

Therefore, if we safely assume that we have only scratched the surface of understanding the true nature and extent of life in our universe, then the notion of angels, demons and other “energy-based” life forms seems hardly outlandish to entertain.

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With regard to Holy Scripture, in the Bible, human life clearly represents only one form of sentient life in God’s creation, albeit a central one.  The author of the letter to the Hebrews, speaking to God the Creator says, “You made him lower than the angels for a little while.”  Hebrews 2:7.

In other words, man’s current status in the material universe is temporary, and is affected by the influence of spiritual life forms.  Both the Old and New Testaments are replete with instances where angels intervened in human affairs at God’s direction.  Similarly, the Bible also speaks about the constant adverse presence of demons or devils, as spiritual entities that desire to tempt and harm humans.

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The Bible describes the dimensions where such beings reside as their “estate:” “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”  Jude 1:6.

Therefore, there is both rational and Biblical support for the premise that multiple dimensions exist that support a wide array of life forms, including both those that desire to help and those that desire to harm human life.

If we examine ourselves in regard to our relative place vis-à-vis angels and demons, a tiny creature such as a mouse might view us likewise.  Despite its vastly different scale and size, a mouse still lives in relative proximity to humans.  Yet, a mouse would probably find it impossible to fathom humanity’s nature or motives.

Nonetheless, a mouse might very well conclude that humans include some beings possessed of a beneficient nature, as well as malevolent ones.  A mouse might find it impossible to understand why humanity would invent mouse traps (nothing more than murder machines to a mouse) that would seem to tempt him to his own death and mortal destruction.  A mouse no can no more easily appreciate or comprehend human motives than we can digest angelic/demonic ones.

Further, a mouse would probably view the world through its own form of “mouse-colored” lenses, assuming that all of reality revolves entire around his own salvation/damnation.  Of course, viewed in this way, mice are (perhaps like us) one sliver of God’s creation, no more, no less.

Part II: The Question of Demonic Influence

Let us know turn to the question at hand:  Are demonic influences on humans increasing in our world today?

Having put aside the skeptics’ objections that “there is no proof that demons exist” which we have addressed supra, there are effectively two hypotheses here:

  1. No, demonic influence is no greater on human beings today that it was in centuries’ past.  There are simply more people currently living on Earth.  Therefore it only appears that there are a greater number of atrocities affected by demonic influences.  Further, there is more widespread news gathering/reporting today than in centuries’ past.  Therefore, it only appears that the number/frequency and degree of evil conduct is greater today, but in reality, demons possess limited influence over humanity’s free will and are exercising it no more today than ever before.
  1. Yes, both the number of instances of demonic influences and the degree to which demons are influencing human affairs is greater today.

In support of the second hypothesis, it is worth mentioning that the Roman Catholic diocese of Milan recently appointed seven new exorcists and the Catholic church in Sardinia has sent three priests to Rome for exorcism training to deal with the increasing number of people partaking in practices such as black magic, paganism and Satanic rites, The Daily Telegraph has reported.  In Spain, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Madrid also selected eight priests to undertake exorcism training in May, according to the paper, to deal with an “unprecedented rise” in cases of “demonic possession”.

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Father Francesco Bamonte, the president of the Italy-based International Association for Exorcists told La Repubblica in December 2013 that there were not enough exorcists to help the number of people possessed. He said: “Diabolical possessions are on the increase as a result of people subscribing to occultism.  “The few exorcists that we have in the dioceses are often not able to handle the enormous number of requests for help.”

The number of instances where demons and otherworldly influences seem to be affecting human behavior in the news today is noteworthy.  Just a few recent instances include:

St. Paul has explained, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.” 2 Tim. 3:1-5.

 

Obama’s War on Net Neutrality

In 2008, candidate Obama pledged “(s)upport (for) the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet.”

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He’d “take a back seat to no one,” he said. He lied. He didn’t surprise. He’s a serial liar. He broke every major promise made.

He heads a repressive homeland police state apparatus. He’s waging war on free expression. He prioritizes intellectual property protection over Internet freedom.

He’s targeting it for elimination altogether. His first FCC chairman Julius Genachowski was disastrous. He established an “Open Internet Rule.”

It was “doomed from the start,” said Free Press.net. It was “(b)uilt on a flimsy legal foundation.”

It was riddled with corporate-friendly loopholes. In January, federal appeals court judges shot it down. According to Free Press Senior Director of Strategy Tim Karr:

They “stripped the agency of its ability to stop companies like AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable from blocking websites and degrading Internet access.”

Last November, Genachowski stepped down. Tom Wheeler replaced him. Obama lied saying he’s “a strong supporter of Net Neutrality.” He’s polar opposite.

On April 24, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) headlined “FCC’s New Rules Threaten Net Neutrality.”

They let Internet service providers (ISPs) charge content companies extra for preferential treatment.

It lets content they send reach “pay to play” users ahead of others. On May 15, FCC commissioners hold their next public meeting.

They’ll vote up or down on Wheeler’s rules. Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron said the following:

“With this proposal, the FCC is aiding and abetting the largest ISPs in their efforts to destroy the open Internet.”

“Giving ISPs the green light to implement pay-for-priority schemes will be a disaster for startups, nonprofits and everyday Internet users who cannot afford these unnecessary tolls.”

“These users will all be pushed onto the Internet dirt road, while deep-pocketed Internet companies enjoy the benefits of the newly created fast lanes.”

“This is not Net Neutrality. It’s an insult to those who care about preserving the open Internet to pretend otherwise.”

“The FCC had an opportunity to reverse its failures and pursue real Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband under the law.”

“Instead, in a moment of political cowardice and extreme shortsightedness, it has chosen this convoluted path that won’t protect Internet users.”

“This approach is almost certain to be rejected by the courts. Contrary to statements by Chairman Wheeler, the court did not invite the FCC to pursue this path.”

“The court clearly told the FCC that if it wishes to ensure Internet users can send and receive information free from ISP interference, then the FCC has to classify ISPs as telecom carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.”

“The FCC apparently doesn’t realize the dangerous incentives these rules would create. The routing of data on the Internet is a zero-sum game. Unless there is continual congestion, no website would pay for priority treatment.”

“This means the FCC’s proposed rules will actually produce a strong incentive for ISPs to create congestion through artificial scarcity.”

“Not only would this outcome run counter to the FCC’s broader goals, it actually undermines the so-called Section 706 legal basis for these rules.”

“This proposal is short-sighted and should be strenuously opposed by the broader Internet community – including millions of Americans who have urged Chairman Wheeler and his predecessors to safeguard the open Internet.”

“The only parties cheering this idea on will be the largest ISPs that stand to profit from discrimination. We urge Chairman Wheeler’s colleagues not to support this item as currently drafted and to demand nothing less than real Net Neutrality.”

Internet architecture lets anyone innovate. It does so without ISP permission. Wheeler’s scheme plays favorites.

Pay more, get more. At the same time, weaken Net Neutrality on route to destroying it altogether.

Prioritizing Internet data is a zero-sum game. Unless congestion exists, web sites so far don’t pay extra for special treatment.

Wheeler’s scheme encourages congestion. It does so through “artificial scarcity,” says Free Press.

It does it by “clamping down on the data stream and charging more per bit.” Internet users deserve opposite operating rules.

They deserve “fast, open, affordable and abundant” ways to access data, Free Press added.

“Under Wheeler’s scheme, there is no motivation for ISPs to deliver the next-generation Internet.” He lied claiming it protects Net Neutrality.

Doing it, said Free Press, requires “reclassif(ing) broadband providers as common carriers they are.”

Wheeler’s “convoluted prioritization scheme…undercuts” level playing field conditions. Existing ones made the Internet “a powerful engine for opportunity.”

EFF called Wheeler’s “pay to play” scheme “profoundly dangerous for competition.” Innovator startups can’t afford extra costs. They can’t to reach customers at same speeds.

Nor can most web companies. Wheeler rules make ISPs “gatekeepers to their subscribers.” On April 24, an FCC statement lied, saying:

Proposed new rules won’t let ISPs “act in a commercially unreasonable manner to harm the Internet, including favoring the traffic from an affiliated entity.”

At the same time, ISPs will decide how “commercially reasonable” will be interpreted. They’ll take full advantage. Maximize profits matters most.

The devil is always in details, said EFF. FCC procedure requires a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

Once issued, people are invited to comment. Protecting Net Neutrality demands it. FCC members must respond. Much is on the line on how they rule.

Wheeler assumed FCC duties last November. He’s not what Net Neutrality supporters had in mind.

He’s a former top Obama fundraiser. He’s an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He’s a former cable and wireless industries lobbyist.

Candidate Obama pledged “to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over.”

President Obama benefits enormously from millions they contribute and raise on his behalf. They host fundraisers.

They’re White House favorites. They got the FCC boss they wanted. The Los Angeles Times once called Wheeler “the rock star of telecom.”

He’s a longtime communications industry insider. He was an Obama 2008 transition team member. He served on his Intelligence Advisory Board.

He previously headed the National Cable Television and Cellular Telecommunications and Internet (lobbying) associations.

He’s Core Capital Partners’ managing director. He previously founded cable, wireless and video communication services companies.

He’s connected to 16 board members in 16 organizations representing 21 communications-related industries.”

He’s industry friendly and then some. He’s opposite of what Net Neutrality advocates deserve. Consumer advocacy isn’t his long suit.

His “pay to play” scheme is polar opposite his duplicitous commitment to “free and open Internet” policy.

During his June 2013 Senate confirmation hearing, he lied saying:

“If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed, my client will be the American public and I hope that I can be as effective an advocate for them as humanly possible.”

His “payola Internet” policy insults “millions of people who have actively called on (FCC members) to preserve the open Internet,” said Free Press.

It belies Obama’s promise to do so. Free Press is blunt saying:

Obama’s choice is clear. He’s either “for Net Neutrality (or) Wheeler’s Internet payola.” No in between. No longer “for both.”

On April 25, Free Press headlined “It’s Time to Launch the Biggest Protest the FCC Has Ever Seen.”

It’s vital to stop Wheeler’s “pay to play” rules. Establishing them lets telecom giants “pick winners and losers.”

It lets them “discriminate against online content and applications.” Wheeler “has the nerve to call this ‘Net Neutrality.’ ”

Users demand the real thing. Grassroots activism is needed. “Demand Real Net Neutrality,” said Free Press.

“Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet.” Write Tom Wheeler as follows:

“The future of the open Internet is in your hands. And yet you have proposed rules that would actually break it.

Your proposed path would open the door to widespread discrimination online.

It would give Internet service providers the green light to implement pay-for-priority schemes that would be a disaster for startups, nonprofits and everyday Internet users who cannot afford these unnecessary tolls.

I urge you to scrap these proposed rules and instead restore the principle of online nondiscrimination by reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service.”

May 15 is decision day. Pay for play rules are planned. “Goodbye open Internet,” says Free Press President Craig Aaron. “Hello payola Schinternet.”

His scheme isn’t the last word. He needs majority FCC agreement to prevail.

Public comment comes next. Final rules not until late summer. Most likely after November elections.

Acting now is crucial. Doing so through mid-May builds public pressure.

Plenty is needed to defeat Wheeler. It’s his way or Net Neutrality. It’s top down or bottom up control. There’s no in between.

More Lawless US Sanctions on Russia

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“The United States has taken further action today in response to Russia’s continued illegal intervention in Ukraine and provocative acts that undermine Ukraine’s democracy and threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.”

“Since April 17, Russia has done nothing to meet its Geneva commitments and in fact has further escalated the crisis.”

“Russia’s involvement in the recent violence in eastern Ukraine is indisputable.”

“Consequently, today the United States is imposing targeted sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and entities and restricting licenses for certain US exports to Russia.”

“The Department of the Treasury is imposing sanctions on seven Russian government officials, including two members of President Putin’s inner circle, who will be subject to an asset freeze and a US visa ban, and 17 companies linked to Putin’s inner circle, which will be subject to an asset freeze.”

“In addition, the Department of Commerce has imposed additional restrictions on 13 of those companies by imposing a license requirement with a presumption of denial for the export, re-export or other foreign transfer of US-origin items to the companies.”

“Further, today the Departments of Commerce and State have announced a tightened policy to deny export license applications for any high-technology items that could contribute to Russia’s military capabilities.”

“Those Departments also will revoke any existing export licenses that meet these conditions.”

Fact: Sanctions on Russia have no legitimacy whatever.

Fact: They’re political.

Fact: They have no legal standing.

Fact: They expose Washington’s dark side.

Fact: Hegemons operate this way.

Fact: Washington exceeds the worst in world history.

Fact: It risks East/West confrontation.

Fact: It risks possible WW III.

Fact: It threatens humanity’s survival.

On March 20, Obama’s Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine authorized Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to target Russian officials and economic interests lawlessly.

Expect harsher measures to follow. Expect heightened tensions to escalate.

Moscow promised an appropriate response. Sanctions cut both ways. Russia can hurt America numerous ways.

Bilateral ruble/renminbi trade weakens dollar strength. It’s a pillar of America’s geopolitical/military might. It furthers US supremacy. It does so at the expense of other nations.

It finances America’s global military machine. It advances US imperialism. It benefits financial speculation.

It facilitates corporate takeovers. It does so at the expense of beneficial social change, human and civil rights. It denies democratic values.

Global central banks recycle dollar inflows. They do so into US Treasuries. They finance America’s deficit. It matters with QE diminishing. Perhaps ending.

Petroruble/petrorenminbi trade weakens petrodollar strength. Imagine other nations going the same route.

Imagine petrodollar might becoming a shadow of its former self. Imagine destructive US policies waning.

Imagine mighty America going the way of all previous empires. It’s not a matter of if. It’s when. It’s by what means. Sooner or later it’s coming. It can’t happen a moment too soon.

Itar Tass responded to Obama’s arrogance, saying:

“The United States announced new sanctions against Russia in relation to the events in Ukraine.”

“The US Department of treasury said that the list includes presidential envoy to the Crimean region Oleg Belaventsev, CEO of Rostech Sergei Chemezov, Deputy prime-minister Dmitry Kozak, Federal Guard Service Eugene Murov, Chairman of the State Duma lower house committee for international affairs Alexei Pushkov, head of Rosheft Igor Sechin, the first deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin.”

Earlier US sanctions targeted other Russian officials. Doing so reflects imperial arrogance.

Washington “suspended cooperation with Russia in the field of combating drug trafficking and in the space industry (except for the International Space Station project), and introduced restrictions for supplying military and double-purpose products to Russia,” said Itar Tass.

EU countries “blacklist(ed) another 15 people.” EU Council members targeted “those responsible for the lack of reduction of tension in the east of Ukraine.”

EU states blacklisted 48 Russian officials to date. They’re banned from EU travel until November. Their Western bank accounts, if any, are frozen.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov “strongly condemn(ed) the announced set of measures aimed at trying to put pressure on Russia by means of sanctions.”

“Unilateral exterritorial sanctions are illegitimate in nature,” he said.

“Not only do they not conform to the norms of civilised interstate communication and the practice of international relations, but they also run counter to international law.”

“By making this decision, the United States was guided by absolutely distorted and unfounded perceptions regarding the events in Ukraine and around it.”

“Washington is pouring oil on the flames but has done nothing, has not taken even one step to bring its proteges in Kiev to their senses.”

“The new attempt at diktat and ultimatum undertaken by America against us will add no chance for a constructive resolution of the problems.”

“The demands the protesters are putting forth in the eastern regions of Ukraine are absolutely legitimate.”

“Instead of exerting pressure and making attempts to impose certain solutions, the United States should get preoccupied with more intensive and substantive work with its clients in Kiev in order to normalise the situation.”

“We will respond, although it is not our choice. (W)e can’t leave this situation without reaction, without practical reaction, without reaction by means of our own decision. US behavior in the field is becoming provocative.”

Putin aide Andrei Belousov said sanctions imposed “are insignificant. There may be some short-lived effects, but they are unlikely to have any serious annual impact.”

On Monday, Putin said Western sanctions advantage Russia in some ways. Domestic business is bolstered.

Offshore funds came home. Policymakers are establishing a domestic payment system.

Last week, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said sanctions make Russia stronger.

“Thanks to Western sanctions, Russia has been given the incentive to reduce its dependence on outside and instead regional economies are being more self-sufficient.”

Restricting Russian Western exports redirects them to Asia. They’re sold elsewhere. Expect Sino/Russian ties to become stronger than ever.

Perhaps other significant trading partners will join them. Perhaps Washington and rogue EU partners shot themselves in the foot.

It remains to be seen what follows. Perhaps more sanctions. Perhaps Russia retaliating in kind. Perhaps escalating tensions further.

Perhaps the worst of all possible outcomes. Stay tuned for further updates.