April 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm #20436
“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.
This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.
The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements [BIS] in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds central banks which were themselves private corporations.
The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.”
Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown UniversityApril 14, 2015 at 5:18 pm #20486
Workers operating an excavator during a road-widening project in the Caha mountain range in County Cork made a surprising discovery, when they accidentally made an opening in the earth that exposed an ancient underground passageway. Archaeologists said that the tunnel had been dug through solid rock around 1,000 years ago.April 14, 2015 at 7:03 pm #20488
London and the City of London are not the same place. London is a metropolis of 8 million people. The City of London is the famous square mile in the middle, with about 7,000 residents. A Corporation older than Parliament, the City of London has played a key historical role in protecting and promoting the interests of finance capital.
Secret City investigates the power wielded by the Corporation of London over British economic policy, through which it sustains London’s prime position at the hub of global finance capital — not least through control of the majority of the world’s tax havens.
The film exposes the Corporation’s anti-democratic constitution, the ancient laws which allow it function as a state within a state, and thus to promote an illusory promise of economic growth at the cost of the real economy.
Secret City questions the Corporation’s role through contributions from Londoners, including scholars, an MP, a businessman, Church people and activists. Participants include Lord Glasman, John McDonnell MP, the Revs. William Taylor (Stamford Hill) and Alan Green (Bethnal Green), Natalie Bennett, Malcolm Matson, Occupy activists, and Professors Doreen Massey, Robin Blackburn, Steven Haseler and Clive Bloom.
But this film is not just for Londoners — the role of the City concerns everyone everywhere.April 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm #20540
I have posted this before, but it’s always worth a second look, or a first look for those who missed it.
Basically, the power of our Central Bank flows from its control over the points of entry into the economy of new, inflationary money which it creates out of thin air. Ordinarily, bills of exchange, acceptances, private bonds, government bonds and other credit instruments are purchased by the Central Bank through specially privileged dealers in order to put the new money, often only checking accounting entries, into circulation. The dealers are allowed a large profit since they are fronts operated by our agents. Our purchase of government securities pleases the government, as our purchase of private debt pleases private debtors. As a quid pro quo to assure “good management” our agents are given directorships, managerial posts, and offices in the corporations and government’s so benefited. As the addiction to the narcotic of inflationary easy credit grows and grows we demand more and more control of our dependent entourage of governments and corporations. When we finally end the easy credit to “combat inflation” the enterprises and governments either fall directly into our hands, bankrupt, or are rescued at the price of total control.
Also, we ruling bankers control the flow of money in the economy through the wide authority of the Central Bank to license, audit, and regulate private banks. Banks that loan to interests outside the loyal entourage are “audited” by the Central Bank and found to be dangerously overextended. Just a hint of insolvency from the respected Central Bank authorities is enough to cause a run on the disobedient bank or at least dry up its vital lines of credit. Soon the banking establishment learns to follow the hints and nods of your father’s agents at the Central Bank automatically.
Further, the periodic cycles of easy money and tight money that we initiate through our control of the Central Bank cause corresponding fluctuations in all markets. Our inner circle knows in advance the timing of these cycles and, therefore reaps windfall profits by speculating in commodity, stock, currency, gold, and bond markets. Monopolistic stock and commodity Exchanges are a vital adjunct to our power made possible by our Central Bank power. We do not allow a fair auction market to exist, but make a great show of “tough” government regulation to create a false sense of confidence among small investors. With the aid of our regulatory charade and financial power we are able to maintain Exchanges tailored to our entourage’s need to manipulate stock prices at the expense of independent investors. Our privileged specialists on the floors of our Exchanges, aided by the propaganda of our financial press and brokerage houses, continually play on naivete and greed to drain the savings of the unwary into our coffers. The stock, commodities, and securities held in trading accounts by the Exchange and brokerage houses provides us with a clout far beyond our own actual holdings with which we can manipulate prices and win proxy fights for corporate takeovers.
Little danger to our lucrative racket exists from public-spirited regulation. Our manipulations are so complex that only the most brilliant experts could comprehend them. To most economists our Exchange operations appear to be helpful efforts to “stabilize” the market. We ruling bankers, if able to keep peace among ourselves, become richer and richer as time passes without the annoyance of exerting productive effort of benefit to others.
The next speaker, Professor G. will discuss the secrets of social legislation and policy that do so much to cement our power.April 19, 2015 at 7:12 am #20587
Things are simple. Gothamite scums – like the Rockefellers, the Morgans and the Goldmans – have planned the imperialism of the previous century. One state would be the equivalent of Al Capone and another state would be the equivalent of Luciano. The sovereign familia would have their allies and would always be armed, dangerous and ready to cause havoc. They would threat and blackmail nations offering them protection and of course products. They would be pimps and suppliers at the same time. Mafia would have a specialization.
The disobedient ones would probably find a bullet stuck in their head. The global game of industrial geostrategic would be played within this familiar to the Jews surroundings. Criminals would become members of the high classes of the states. No problem here. Nations would be governed by common street criminals and their competitiveness games would be funded by Jewish bankers. The latter would be the ones to print their placards, make sure the media would praise them, organize their assemblies and protect them.
Once they had given power over to them they would be in the position to give orders. They would blackmail them and have them in their pocket. This is how the states of the industrial era were programmed to function. Roosevelt, Hitler or Churchill were nothing more than mere criminals. They were people who stood at attention when the bankers entered their offices; people whose whole life was kept in a file at the bankers’ desk as a means for the latter to blackmail them. These are the people who have made the states what they are since it was they who decided what solution to present in each crisis. They would find a solution that would create the need for a new solution in a few decades time.
Having control over the organization of states, the Jewish bankers toyed with their needs. They toyed with their needs repetitively and in the same manner and every time they boxed them up harder and harder. In the end, they managed to turn them into overindebted employees of theirs who were completely unaware of their actions. That’s the whole planning. Every time an Al Capone-like man and a usurper and agitator Luciano-like man eliminated each other in the streets, they took bigger and bigger loans which increased the shares of the usurers. In the end, they killed each other without a cut just because extensive damages were in the interest of the bankers.
The World Wars were one of such bankers’ wangle. These wars between states-criminals gave them the means to climb at the top of the world without even having to place themselves in any battlefield. It was their way to assert world sovereignty. The only difference is that this sovereignty was nominal rather than actual. It is like painting a castle instead of building it.April 19, 2015 at 8:27 am #20588
America’s big dirty secret
The United States loudly and proudly boasted this month of its new bomb currently being used against al-Qaida hold-outs in Afghanistan; it sucks the air from underground installations, suffocating those within. The US has also admitted that it has used depleted uranium weaponry over the last decade against bunkers in Iraq, Kosovo, and now Afghanistan.
by Robert James Parsons
“The immediate concern for medical professionals and employees of aid organisations remains the threat of extensive depleted uranium (DU) contamination in Afghanistan.” This is one of the conclusions of a 130-page report, Mystery Metal Nightmare in Afghanistan? (1), by Dai Williams, an independent researcher and occupational psychologist. It is the result of more than a year of research into DU and its effects on those exposed to it.
Using internet sites of both NGOs (2) and arms manufacturers, Williams has come up with information that he has cross-checked and compared with weapons that the Pentagon has reported — indeed boasted about — using during the war. What emerges is a startling and frightening vision of war, both in Afghanistan and in the future.April 19, 2015 at 9:55 am #20597
History repeats itself: robber barons of the Middle Ages and of today.
Tariffs, legislation, monopolies, etc.April 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm #20615
Chapter Nine — HOLOCAUST — JEWISH DEATH, ZIONIST LIFE
On page 162 began the part which was a most interesting one for me as a German born in 1937. He came to the Wannsee-Protocol: „The blueprint for the Final Solution was discussed and approved at a meeting of 15 top Nazis chaired by Heydrich. The date was 20 January 1942. The place was Wannsee, a picturesque suburb of Berlin. The meeting, arranged by Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann, took place in a magnificent mansion that had been the home of a German Jew.“
Mr. Hart, did you ever read the original German protocol? Probably not, because in the Wannsee-Protocol there is not a single sentence about the murder of Jews, no shooting, no gassing, no hanging, no burning, nothing the like. In contradiction to the assertion of the international liars press since meanwhile about 60 years there is something in this protocol which provides a quite different picture of the matter. It reads literally: „Unter entsprechender Leitung sollen im Zuge der Endlösung die Juden in geeigneter Weise im Osten zum Arbeitseinsatz kommen. In großen Kolonnen (Arbeits-), unter Trennung der Geschlechter, werden die arbeitsfähigen Juden straßenbauend in die Gebiete geführt, wobei zweifellos ein Großteil durch natürliche Verminderung ausfallen wird. Der allfällig endlich verbleibende Restbestand wird, da es sich bei diesem zweifellos um den widerstandsfähigsten Teil handelt, entsprechend behandelt werden müssen, da dieser, eine natürliche Auslese darstellend, bei Freilassung als Keimzelle eines neuen jüdischen Aufbaues anzusprechen ist.” Emphasis by D.R.
„Under the appropriate leadership during the process of the final solution of the Jews, they shall be deployed to the East as laborers in the appropriate manner. In large groups (laborers), by separating the males from the females, those Jews who are fit to work will be employed in road construction in the various regions, where without a doubt the large number will be lost through natural decrease. Those that eventually and finally remain, which obviously represent the most robust part, must be dealt with accordingly, since they represent the natural selection, which after their release can be considered the nucleus of a new Jewish build-up.”
The last sentence clearly states that the SS-Schutzstaffel intended to let the remaining Jews free, after the work was done, for ‘a new Jewish build-up’. The question remains: What intended Hitler and the SS to build up with a Jewish elite? The answer is: the Jewish state in Israel! Beside other ones the evidence is in the remark of Mr. Nicosia in his book „Hitler and the Zionism“ page 34: „Some of the key documents in the British Public Record Office remain secret, which give evidence of the German activities for the illegal Jewish immigration to Palestine in the years between 1937 and 1940.“ If the number of illegal immigrants is not a few hundred thousand then why the papers remain secret?
Page 162/163: „There are anti-Semites who deny that the Nazi holocaust happened, either at all or on the scale it actually did. Holocaust denial is something I cannot get my Gentile mind around. It strikes me as evil an a par with the commissioning of the slaughter and the slaughtering itself. …In terms of the number of Jews slaughtered, and because of the planning and the systemic nature of the slaughtering, what happened in Nazi Europe was the single most terrible act of genocide in all of human history.“
No Mr. Hart, there are not only anti-Semites who doubt the dimensions of the holocaust but upright people who would like nothing else than to bring the historical truth on the table, according to the Commandment God gave to Mose: You should not lie and cant!
1. Who wiped out the 20 million Indians of America? Hitler and his Gang? No, US citizens!
2. Who supported the criminal Adolf Hitler (he was not even a German) from 1920 until 1945 to bring him to power and to use him as an instrument of Zionism? American and Jewish money! It’s all in the books, to name just a few I used in part one of my ‘Geheimpolitik — Der Fahrplan zur Weltherrschaft“ (Secret Policy — The Schedule for World Domination’): Gary Allen: None Dare Call it Conspiracy, James and Suzanne Pool: Who financed Hitler?, Antony C. Sutton: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, Antony C. Sutton: America’s Secret Establishment, and on page 269 you can find the sentence: „The American firms Ford and Opel (GM) produced 90 per cent of all tracked vehicles and 75 per cent of all trucks for the German war industries“. The aim was to rob Germany under all circumstances and bring it into slavery for the next hundred years! 65 years of that slavery have already passed.
3. One of the main backers of Hitler was Henry Ford, a 33° Freemason and Zionist agent, who had the order to bring the anti-Semitism to Europe and especially to Germany to drive the Jews out in favor of the coming new state in Palestine. From his book „The International Jew“ Hitler drew a lot for his own book „Mein Kampf“.
4. You are quite often using the term Nazi-holocaust. Your book appeared in 2009 when the following fact were well known and easy to find in the internet: In 1990 the Polish authorities reduced the number of supposed killed Jews in Auschwitz from four Million to one and a half million. It seems you are an adorer of the new Zionist mathematics, of which I want to give you 2 examples for those readers who are not yet familiar with it:
1.) 4.000.000 Jews minus 2.500.000 Jews = 4.000.000 Jews.
2.) The Jewish population of the world according to the American Jewish Committee:
1939: 15,688,259 minus 1947: 11,266,600 = 6.000.000 Jews.
Very easy to understand, even for a mathematical dummy. The Pope in Rome too uses this mathematics, in spite of the fact that one thousand two hundred catholic priests had been working in the German concentration camps. Mr. Hart, where are their records? In the Vatican, in the City of London, in the Pentagon or in the Synagogue of Satan?
5. The afore mentioned Zionist mathematics is a matter of course for all scholars and students in Germany because even to doubt the six million number of killed Jews is punished by law with at least one year in prison in Germany and in several other countries of Europe. This law was established by a Jewish Gentleman with the name of Ernst Benda (Ben David) and the law is kept up by the fact that Germany is under the Enemy State Clause of the UN, has no sovereignty because it never got peace contracts by the Allies, the occupation troops never left Germany since 1945 and about one hundred nuclear missiles are directed towards the heads of the German people to keep them quiet and paying. The nuclear missiles are those of the American war criminals, probably not yet Jewish ones, although everything having to do with nuclear weapons is secret for the stupid Germans. The so called International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna never cared for the German case — typical for the lodge brethren. In Germany it is allowed to condemn openly Christ and his Father but never doubt the Zionist mathematics!
Mr. Hart, in the face of such facts you dare to through mud on the German people. That is really an impertinence.
Page 171: Who really owns the American government is shown by this citation: „In 1944, Jewish Americans were about three percent or less of the population and were contributing nearly 50 percent of campaign funds. Both Democrats and Republicans were running a pro-Zionist campaign.“ The pure adoration of money and deceit of the voters! Poor America!
Page 206: „The brutal truth was that from the Zionists, there was not a single word supporting the Stratton Bill which might have provided U.S. visas for the displaced Jews of Europe. The brutal truth was that Zionism regarded them as manpower for a Jewish state in Palestine.“
Chapter 10 — ZIONIST TERRORISM AND ETHNIC CLEANSINGApril 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm #20686
Researchers at a meeting here say they have found the oldest tools made by human ancestors—stone flakes dated to 3.3 million years ago. That’s 700,000 years older than the oldest-known tools to date, suggesting that our ancestors were crafting tools several hundred thousand years before our genus Homo arrived on the scene. If correct, the new evidence could confirm disputed claims for very early tool use, and it suggests that ancient australopithecines like the famed “Lucy” may have fashioned stone tools, too.
Until now, the earliest known stone tools had been found at the site of Gona in Ethiopia and were dated to 2.6 million years ago. These belonged to a tool technology known as the Oldowan, so called because the first examples were found more than 80 years ago at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania by famous paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey. Then, in 2010, researchers working at the site of Dikika in Ethiopia—where an australopithecine child was also discovered—reported cut marks on animal bones dated to 3.4 million years ago; they argued that tool-using human ancestors made the linear marks. The claim was immediately controversial, however, and some argued that what seemed to be cut marks might have been the result of trampling by humans or other animals. Without the discovery of actual tools, the argument seemed likely to continue without resolution.
Now, those missing tools may have been found. In a talk at the annual meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society here, archaeologist Sonia Harmand of Stony Brook University in New York described the discovery of numerous tools at the site of Lomekwi 3, just west of Lake Turkana in Kenya, about 1000 kilometers from Olduvai Gorge. In 2011, Harmand’s team was seeking the site where a controversial human relative called Kenyanthropus platyops had been discovered in 1998. They took a wrong turn and stumbled upon another part of the area, called Lomekwi, near where Kenyanthropus had been found. The researchers spotted what Harmand called unmistakable stone tools on the surface of the sandy landscape and immediately launched a small excavation.
More tools were discovered under the ground, including so-called cores from which human ancestors struck off sharp flakes; the team was even able to fit one of the flakes back to its original core, showing that a hominin had crafted and then discarded both core and flake in this spot. The researchers returned for more digging the following year and have now uncovered nearly 20 well-preserved flakes, cores, and anvils apparently used to hold the cores as the flakes were struck off, all sealed in sediments that provided a secure context for dating. An additional 130 pieces have also been found on the surface, according to the talk.April 24, 2015 at 9:58 am #20736
The History of US Imperialism – a 3 part video by Jimmie MogliaApril 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm #20764
Many people think of ancient Egyptian dynasties as fairly well-documented, but there were many kings whose lives and deeds are lost in the dust of time. One was King KhaBa of the Old Kingdom’s Third Dynasty of 2650 to 2575 BC.
As with so many kings, KhaBa’s name, which means ‘The Soul Appears’ or ‘Radiant Soul’, is recorded but very little else is known about him. That may soon change, as a tomb of KhaBa in the Quesna archaeological site in Nile Delta has been uncovered. It is the first tomb excavated from this period.
The mud-brick monument was first uncovered at Quesna in 2010, but it was not until last year that the archaeological team returned for further investigations. A press release from the Ministry of Antiquities reports that: “excavations revealed the tomb to be 14.1 m long north-south, by 6.0 m wide east-west, with a corridor chapel 3.0 m wide nearly running the length of its east side. It is a tripartite tomb, with the southern section having a rubble fill representing the primordial mound of creation, the northern section containing the burial shaft and the serdab, with the central section holding the double burial chamber.”
The most significant finding was made just a few days ago, when the research team found a remarkable artifact in one of the burial niches – a seal impression bearing the name of King Khaba.April 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm #20783
Hints of the story Remnick and Scott are trying not to tell begin to slip out. Lolo Soetoro had served in Suharto’s army, and Ann Soetoro was an employee of a thinly veiled Cold War federal agency, reporting to the American director of an organization with an office at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta. The naïf with a desk at the embassy had eyes, though, and she noticed some things. Ann “sensed the hauntedness of Jakarta,” David Remnick writes, especially after she “came across a field of unmarked graves.” And so the doe-eyed USAID employee ventured an innocent question to her husband: “She tentatively asked Lolo what had happened with the coup and counter-coup, the scouring of the countryside for suspected Communists and the innumerable killings, the mass arrests, but most Indonesians, Lolo included, were extremely reluctant to talk about the horrors of the mid-sixties.” Remnick’s phrasing presents all of its own answers as a preface to our discovery that Ann’s question wasn’t answered. Janny Scott’s version of the story is a little less helpless. In this account, Obama’s mother eventually “pieced together some of what had happened in Indonesia in 1965 and afterward from fragmentary information that people let slip.” Somehow, a federal employee at the U.S. embassy managed to figure out some little bits about what had happened with that whole political mass murder by the army thing in the country where her husband was a soldier and her employer delivered military supplies.
And the lesson? Indonesia was where “Ann was Barry’s teacher in high-minded matters—liberal, humanist values,” Remnick concludes. It’s where she taught him the values of “honesty, hard work, and fulfilling one’s duty to others,” where she lectured him about “a sense of obligation to give something back,” Scott adds. It’s where she “worked to instill ideas about public service in her son.” Because Indonesia in the late sixties was the perfect place and time to learn about liberal humanist values and public service.
More recently, David Maraniss walked into this dark room and turned on the lights. His Barack Obama: The Story (Simon & Schuster, $32.50), which tells the story of Lolo Soetoro and his family, sees the creepy significance of the political setting. Suddenly we have a version of Lolo who, sitting in Hawaii, knew that “the political situation in Indonesia made him especially vulnerable.” Whole layers of meaning open up, as Maraniss shows Obama’s stepfather amid dangerous events with precise language: “On top of all this, the Indonesian army, the military to which Soetoro still had civilian obligations, was involved in a bloody skirmish in Malaysia against the British.”[***] If he were to return to Indonesia, Lolo suspects he’d be “placed on the front lines doing reconnaissance work.” Throughout Maraniss’s account, a clock is ticking: “Soetoro knew that his time was running out.” Indonesian officials showed up at his university in Hawaii and sharply questioned him about his politics and his affiliations back home. He fought a losing battle to keep his student visa and was finally forced home by the loss of that visa in June of 1966. When Ann arrived with her son to join her husband, Maraniss writes, “the extent of the political bloodshed in Indonesia during the purge and the brute power and force of the emerging Suharto regime certainly must have stunned and demoralized her.” We’ve taken a sharp turn away from the world of delightful native snack foods.
But then Maraniss walks away from the politics that he sees so clearly. Serving the narrative conventions of American journalism about powerful figures, he works his way out of the detailed and careful story he’s told, and instead tells the one he’s expected to tell. Despite “all of the political bloodshed that Indonesia had just endured, violence triggered by raw power, fear, and political and ethnic hatred,” young Barry Obama’s classroom in Indonesia was somehow “a place removed.” His teacher “spoke idealistically of the notion of tolerance.” Floating above his setting, “Barry in Indonesia was not just an early coming-of-age story, but also the start of his coming to grips with race.” Amazingly, in the most banal conclusion drawn by any of these books, life in Indonesia brought the future president symbolically “closer to his father in spirit than he ever would [be] again,” a critical step in the formation of his personal identity. “He was also closer physically, only the breadth of one ocean away.” Oh, daddy, I am near you. Something has dragged a sharp and engaged reporter away from the landscape he has carefully surveyed, back into the banality of a dismal publishing formula in which people must necessarily get to know themselves and feel better about their fathers. The established narrative conventions cannot be escaped.
Their Very Names Were Music
Political journalism in America operates as a kind of narrative cotton gin, cleanly stripping meaning from events. It creates the kind of magical world where no one is quite sure what happened in Indonesia in 1965, but the food was delicious and everyone walked away with a desire to benefit society through selfless public service. The overarching narrative premise, the bit of mechanism that strips out the politics, is that actions and conflicts are essentially personal.
A protagonist—a future president of the United States, say—is on a life journey or vision quest, struggling with the legacy of his mother, or of a historical father figure, or of an actual father, or some combination thereof. Villains appear, necessarily. They stand athwart the personal quest, for personal reasons involving bad personal character. Policy negotiations are spiritual and psychological tests: Will Barack grow into his destiny through bold action, or shrink from history with narrow vision? Is either eventuality due to the way he feels about race, his roots, his papa? What Barack Obama “proposed as the core of his candidacy was a self,” David Remnick offers on the first page of his book, framing the nearly six hundred pages of portentous celebrity profiling that follows. Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President (Harper, $29.99) describes its subject as “this brilliant construct,” sounding like an overawed Ivy Leaguer writing a seminar paper, and wonders whether this walking, talking narrative object can possibly “handle the waterfall of inchoate yearnings crashing down on him.” In a closing chapter titled “Finding and Being Found,” David Maraniss has Obama “on the way to his family’s unimaginable destination, his own el dorado.” In the Lifetime biopic, the role of Barack Obama will be played by Debra Messing.
Outside of the thing that passes for news on cable television, few journalists perform this dismal removal of meaning from politics more winsomely, with greater pretensions to wry knowingness and stylistic elegance, than Hendrik Hertzberg. In the introduction to his ¡Obámanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era (Penguin, $25.95), a collection of his New Yorker essays, Hertzberg parrots Remnick, his boss, with a description of Obama’s “long apprenticeship as a student of himself.” But Hertzberg makes sure to rub plenty of his own important self against Obama’s student self, until you surely understand that they’ve met, they totally know each other, and, oh my goodness, they are mutual fans: “I told him how much I admired his 1995 book Dreams from My Father, still the only one he had published.” And then? “He told me that he and Michelle were big fans of the New Yorker.” There are three shameless paragraphs about this encounter. (Hertzberg’s wife and Obama’s wife also dig each other, by the way.) Later, Hertzberg received an invitation to meet with the president during a conference for liberal bloggers, and he’s happy to tell you about that, too. Follow an experienced journalist into a close discussion on important topics with a leading political figure, and learn from the hard-earned knowledge he brings to his analysis: “The discussion was off the record, but it violates no confidence to say that, as I suppose we all expected, he made a favorable impression on us.” By not revealing the things that I suppose we all expected, journalism helps us to understand our world.
Every word in Hertzberg’s book bridges the selves of the serfs with the selves of the political class. They complete us; they run for office so that we can feel, so that we can be personally redeemed and sanctified at our emotional core. Obama, in this, is like Mario Cuomo: “Both made Democrats, haunted for decades by a phantom of themselves as losers who are weak and glum, suddenly feel like winners who are strong and joyful. Cuomo was grand opera and Obama was the rebirth of the cool, a jazz formalist, but both were virtuosi. Their very names were music.” Yes! Take a moment to say “Barack Obama” and “Mario Cuomo” out loud, so you can hear the operatic jazz mellifluence. In his speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, “Obama comes riding through the smoke and scoops up his audience like a hero sweeping a stranded damsel onto his horse.” Hertzberg goes on, but I can’t.
The Qing Dynasty died under the hapless guidance of men like these, men who had trained hard in Confucian principle and passed a brutally difficult series of exams to ascend to the highest ranks of a dying regime that they couldn’t hope to save. We know so wonderfully much, and none of it works.April 26, 2015 at 6:17 pm #20807
The following is an excerpt from TOWER OF BASEL: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World by Adam LeBor. Reprinted with permission from PublicAffairs.
CHAPTER TEN: ALL IS FORGIVEN
When detained in Dustbin, among a number of references to the financially great he pointed out that the President of the BIS, Mr. McKittrick of the United States, would be able to speak favourably of him.
— British intelligence report on Hermann Schmitz, CEO of IG Farben, while held prisoner at Kransberg Castle, aka “Dustbin,” December 1945
DESPITE THE MARSHALL Plan, postwar Germany was devastated, its population barely scraping a living. A fifth of all housing stocks had been destroyed, food production was about half of its prewar levels, and industrial output in 1947 was one-third of its 1938 level. Basic goods were rationed, and wages and prices were controlled. The black market was thriving, and there was no properly functioning central bank. Officially, the Reichsbank had ceased to exist. The Reichsmark staggered on, still in circulation, although the main unit of currency was American cigarettes.
In 1948, everything changed. The Reichsbank was abolished completely and replaced by the Bank deutscher Länder (BdL). The deutschmark replaced the Reichsmark. The BdL was a national clearinghouse for the banks of the German regional states in the western occupation zone, modeled broadly on the US Federal Reserve. Unlike the Reichsbank, which had been brought under government control, the BdL, which would now represent Germany at the BIS in Basel, had its independence constitutionally guaranteed.
Hjalmar Schacht, president of the Reichsbank, was not impressed with the deutschmark. It was backed neither by gold nor by foreign currency reserves. It was a fiat currency, imposed by the Western authorities. Schacht told Wilhelm Vocke, the president of the new German national bank, that the deutschmark would collapse in six weeks. But Schacht was wrong. The deutschmark was backed, and by assets even more powerful than gold or foreign exchange: public confidence and postwar planning by the Nazi leadership.
At the same time, Ludwig Erhard, the economic director of the British and American occupation zones, lifted price restrictions and controls. The results were spectacular. Employment soared, inflation plummeted, the economy boomed. The deutschmark was stable and enjoyed the public’s full confidence. The western powers and their German subordinates proclaimed the dawn of a new era.
But the new central bank, currency, and Germany’s economic recovery were all deeply rooted in the Third Reich. Because German companies, especially armaments firms, had reinvested their massive profits, despite the Allied bombing campaign and reparations, Germany’s capital stock—its productive equipment, buildings, infrastructure, and other assets—was actually greater in 1948 than in 1936.
The lines of financial continuity between the Third Reich and postwar Germany reached right to the top. The BdL’s first president, Vocke, was a Reichsbank veteran and ally of Hjalmar Schacht. Wilhelm Vocke had sat on the Reichsbank board from 1919 to 1939 and was Germany’s alternate member on the BIS board from 1930 to 1938. He would now return to Basel for the governors’ meetings. Vocke remained loyal to his former boss and testified at Schacht’s trial at Nuremberg. He made the unlikely claim that Schacht had believed Germany’s weapons buildup was intended to support a policy of armed neutrality and to reduce unemployment. Vocke, however, had not joined the Nazi party, unlike many of his colleagues at the BdL. Every state institution in postwar Germany—the police, judiciary, civil servants, teachers, doctors, and the intelligence services—relied on former Nazis to function. But the continuity among the bankers was striking. Between 1948 and 1980, 39 percent of officials on the executive and governing boards of either the BdL, the central banks of the regional states, or the Bündesbank (the BdL’s successor) were former Nazis.
Some, such as Fritz Paersch, had been important figures in Hitler’s economic empire. Paersch was the mastermind of the Nazi plunder and despoliation of Poland. As president of the central bank in German-occupied Poland, he reorganized the currency. Without his work, the Nazi occupation would not have been able to function economically. Hans Frank, the governor general of Poland who oversaw the murder, enslavement, and deportation of millions of Poles and Polish Jews was a great admirer of Paersch. Frank was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg and executed. And Paersch should have been put on trial as well, but instead he lived freely and applied for a senior position at the BdL. He was rejected because of his wartime past but was compensated with a position as vice president of the Hesse state central bank, where he worked until 1957. Paersch then found a new sinecure: as official liquidator of the Reichsbank, whose legal affairs still stuttered on.
Like Schacht during the 1930s, Ludwig Erhard, the economic director of the western occupation zones, was hailed as a miracle maker. The truth was more prosaic. Erhard, a future chancellor of West Germany, was an ambiguous figure. He had refused to join any Nazi party organizations and was connected to the German resistance. But Erhard had accepted funds from the Reichsgruppe Industrie, the organization of German industrialists, including IG Farben, that supported Hitler. He was awarded the war service cross for his work on economics. By 1943 Erhard’s work had come to the attention of the German bankers and industrialists who realized that the war was lost. They formed two groups to prepare for the future and ensure their continuing economic power in the postwar world: the Committee for Foreign Economic Affairs, composed of financiers and industrialists, and the Small Working Group, composed solely of industrialists, including Hermann Schmitz, the CEO of IG Farben and BIS director. Erhard was the connection between the two groups.
The members of the Committee for Foreign Economic Affairs included Hermann Abs of Deutsche Bank, the most powerful commercial banker in the Third Reich. The dapper, elegant Abs was an old friend of the BIS. He had been sent there by Schacht during the 1930s to try and stall demands for repayments of the loans that financed Germany after 1918.10 In Basel, Abs frequently met with a British banker called Charles Gunston, who was a protégé of Montagu Norman. Gunston managed the Bank of England’s German desk, which made him immensely important during the 1930s. Gunston was so keen on the new Germany that he spent his 1934 summer holidays at a work camp for enthusiastic Nazi party members. He also admired Abs and later described him as “Very urbane. Always a velvet glove around an iron fist.” Abs did not join the Nazi party, but he was so essential for the functioning of the Third Reich’s economy that he did not need to. As the head of Deutsche Bank’s foreign department during the war, Abs was the lynchpin of the continent-wide plunder, directing the absorption of Aryanized banks and companies across the Third Reich. During the twelve years of the Third Reich, the bank’s wealth quadrupled. Abs sat on the board of dozens of companies, including, naturally, IG Farben.
In 1943 the Nazi industrialists asked Erhard to write a paper on how German industry could be converted back to peacetime production. Erhard argued for a free and competitive market with a gradual elimination of state controls. German industry would be redirected, as quickly as possible, to producing consumer goods. Erhard was taking a substantial risk by put- ting his name to such thoughts: any postwar planning that assumed that Germany might lose the war was enough to send the author to a concentration camp.
But Erhard had protection at the highest levels of the Nazi state: Otto Ohlendorf, the chief of the SS internal security service. The SS was a business as well as a killing machine, the state engine of looting, plunder, and despoliation, from the gold extracted from the teeth of concentration camp victims to the banks, steelworks, factories, and chemical plants of Nazi- occupied countries. Ohlendorf had extensive first-hand experience of the SS’s methods. Between 1941 and 1942, Ohlendorf had commanded Einsatzgruppe D, the extermination squad operating in southern Ukraine, which had murdered ninety thousand men, women, and children. Ohlendorf, an intelligent and educated man, showed great concern for the psychological welfare of his squad’s gunmen. He ordered that they should all fire at the same time at their victims, so as to avoid any feelings of personal responsibility.
Ohlendorf also held a senior position at the Ministry of Economics, supposedly focusing on Nazi Germany’s foreign trade. By 1943, after the Russian victory at Stalingrad, Ohlendorf also understood that the Third Reich would eventually lose the war. His real job was to plan how the SS would keep its financial empire so that Germany would reassert its economic dominance over Europe after the inevitable defeat. The postwar priority was rapid monetary stabilization, to preserve economic stability and avoid Weimar-style hyperinflation. Germany would need a new currency, which would have to be imposed by the occupying powers, as well as a mixed economy of state and private sectors. There was an obvious overlap with Erhard’s ideas. Ohlendorf came to hear of Erhard’s work, and Erhard was persuaded to send him a copy of his memo.
As the Allies advanced on Germany, the Nazis stepped up their plans for the postwar era. On August 10, 1944, an elite group of industrialists gathered at the Maison Rouge Hotel in Strasbourg, including representatives of Krupp, Messerschmitt, Volkswagen, and officials from several ministries. Also in attendance was a French spy, whose report reached the headquarters of the Allied invasion force, from where it was forwarded to the State Department and the Treasury. The account of the meeting is known as the Red House Report.
Germany had lost the war, the Nazi industrialists agreed, but the struggle would continue along new lines. The Fourth Reich would be a financial, rather than a military imperium. The industrialists were to plan for a “postwar commercial campaign.” They should make “contacts and alliances” with foreign firms but ensure this was done without “attracting any suspicion.” Large sums would have to be borrowed from foreign countries. Just as in the prewar era, the US connection and links to chemical firms, such as the American Chemical Foundation, were essential to expanding German interests. The Zeiss lens company, the Leica camera firm, and the Hamburg-American line had been “especially effective in protecting German interests abroad.” The firms’ New York addresses were passed around the meeting.
A smaller group attended a second, select meeting. There the industrialists were instructed to “prepare themselves to finance the Nazi party, which would be forced to go underground.” The prohibition against exporting capital had been lifted, and the government would help the industrialists to send as much money to neutral countries as possible, through two Swiss banks. The Nazi party recognized that after the defeat, its best-known leaders would be “condemned as war criminals,” the intelligence report concluded. However, the party and the industrialists were cooperating in placing the most important figures in positions at German factories as research or technical experts.
US Treasury officials were closely watching this massive export of German capital, much of which was going to South America. Funds were pouring out of Germany and other Nazi-controlled territories, Harry Dexter White—an American economist and senior U.S. Treasury representative—told a meeting of Treasury officials in July 1944 during the Bretton Woods conference. Nazi leaders were preparing to flee the country or have their property confiscated. “They bought estates and industries and corporations, and there is evidence that the German corporations have been buying into South American corporations in the expectation of being able to re-establish themselves there after the war.” The cloaking operation was extremely complex, said White. “They are working through first, second and third fronts, so it is pretty hard to trace it without having all the data available.” The Treasury officials also discussed the BIS at the same meeting, noting that out of twenty-one board members and senior officials, sixteen were “representatives of countries that are either now our enemies, or are occupied,” including Walther Funk—a former journalist, ardent Nazi, and point man on the BIS board for big business and industrialists—and Hermann Schmitz, the CEO of IG Farben, the giant German chemical conglomerate.
Emil Puhl, the vice president of the Reichsbank and BIS director, discussed the Nazi leadership’s postwar strategy with McKittrick at the BIS in March 1945, during the last few weeks of the war. The information he passed to McKittrick echoes that included in the Red House Report and Harry Dexter White’s discussion at Bretton Woods. Military defeat was merely a temporary setback. The Nazis were fanatics and would never give up their ideals, Puhl explained. Instead they would go underground. McKittrick immediately informed Dulles of the conversation. Dulles sent the information on to London, Paris, and Washington on March 21, 1945. His telegram noted that Puhl had “just arrived” in Basel:April 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm #20808
In 2006, an inebriated Mel Gibson allegedly said this: “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” There followed the predicable storm of anti-anti-Semitism, ad hominem attacks, and various other slanders against Gibson’s character. But virtually no one asked the question: Is he right? Or rather this: To what degree could he be right?
Clearly Jews can’t be responsible for all the world’s wars, but might they have had a hand in many wars—at least amongst those countries in which they lived or interacted? Given their undeniable influence in those nations where they exceed even a fraction of a percent of the population, Jews must be responsible, to some degree, for at least some of what government does, both good and bad. Jews are often praised as brilliant managers, economists, and strategists, and have been granted seemingly endless awards and honors. But those given credit for their successes must also receive blame for their failures. And there are few greater failures in the lives of nations than war.
To begin to evaluate Gibson’s charge, I will look at the role Jews played in the two major wars of world history, World Wars I and II. But first I need to recap some relevant history in order to better understand the context of Jewish policy and actions during those calamitous events.
Have Jews played a disproportionate role in war and social conflict—a role typically not of peacemakers and reconcilers, but of instigators and profiteers? Let us very briefly review some historical evidence to answer this charge; it provides relevant insight into Jewish influences during both world wars.
As far back as the Book of Genesis, we find stories such as that of Joseph, son of Jacob, sold into slavery in Egypt. Joseph earns the favor of the Pharaoh and is elevated to a position of power. When a famine strikes, Joseph develops and implements a brutal policy of exploitation, leading Egyptian farmers to sell their land, animals, and ultimately themselves in exchange for food. Joseph himself survives unscathed, living out his days in “the land of Goshen,” with a life of luxury and ease—evidently as repayment for a job well done.1
Over time, Jews continued to build a reputation as rabble-rousers and exploiters. In 41 AD, Roman Emperor Claudius issued his Third Edict, condemning the Jews of Alexandria for abuse of privilege and sowing discord; he charged them with “fomenting a general plague which infests the whole world.” Eight years later he expelled them from Rome. As a result, the Jews revolted in Jerusalem in the years 66-70, and again in 115 and 132. Of that final uprising, Cassius Dio made the following observation—the first clear indication of Jews causing a major war:
Jews everywhere were showing signs of hostility to the Romans, partly by secret and partly overt acts… [M]any other nations, too, were joining them through eagerness for gain, and the whole earth, one might almost say, was being stirred up over the matter.2
Thus it was not without reason that notable Romans denounced the Jews—among these Seneca (“an accursed race”), Quintilian (“a race which is a curse to others”), and Tacitus (a “disease,” a “pernicious superstition,” and “the basest of peoples”).3 Prominent German historian Theodor Mommsen reaffirmed this view, noting that the Jews of Rome were indeed agents of social disruption and decay: “Also in the ancient world, Judaism was an effective ferment of cosmopolitanism and of national decomposition.”4
Throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, their negative reputation persisted. John Chrysostom, Thomas Aquinas, and Martin Luther all condemned Jewish usury—a lending practice often trading on distress, and a frequent cause of social unrest. In the 1770s, Baron d’Holbach declared that “the Jewish people distinguished themselves only by massacres, unjust wars, cruelties, usurpations, and infamies.” He added that they “lived continually in the midst of calamities, and were, more than all other nations, the sport of frightful revolutions.”5 Voltaire was struck by the danger posed to humanity by the Hebrew tribe; “I would not be in the least bit surprised if these people would not some day become deadly to the human race.”6 Kant called them a “nation of deceivers,” and Hegel remarked that “the only act Moses reserved for the Israelites was…to borrow with deceit and repay confidence with theft.”7
Thus both empirical evidence and learned opinion suggest that Jews have, for centuries, had a hand in war, social strife, and economic distress, and have managed to profit thereby.8 Being a small and formally disempowered minority everywhere, it is striking that they should merit even a mention in such events—or if they did, it should have been as the exploited, and not the exploiters. And yet they seem to have demonstrated a consistent ability to turn social unrest to their advantage. Thus it is not an unreasonable claim that they might even instigate such unrest, anticipating that they could achieve desired ends.April 27, 2015 at 6:39 am #20818
They called this racially-paranoid mass Judaic delusion of world conquest, “World Zionism”, which is really a form of covert Babylonian Talmudism or Luciferianism that had been unknown to mainstream Judaics. The system was designed to use Judaics as cover, but also to anoint them with Babylonian money-power, in order to use them as cutouts, and to later be sacrificed to Lucifer in two stages.
The first stage would be a their planned WWII in Nazi work camps, cut off from supplies, resulting in the deaths of about 200,000 Judaics from starvation and disease, along with about 90,000 non-Judaic inmates from the same causes, according to respected Red Cross official figures. This number is 5% of what the Khazarian Mafia (aka the World Zionists) claim.
The second great sacrifice would be a final one, when their New World Order Luciferian King would be placed into power, and when all three Abrahamic religions would be eradicated — especially Judaism, which would be blamed for all the wars and destruction of the world.
By then, the Rothschilds would once again morph themselves into a complete new identity not associated with Judaism in any form, not even World Zionism.
It is important to realize that the Rothschild KM took Germany down to nothing after WWI, created a vacuum for Fascism, and then rebuilt it, creating Naziism and installing Hitler as a counter-force to their Russian Bolshevism.
Hitler became a problem for the KM when he broke free and begin acting in the interests of the German people and the free people of the world, and developed his own banking system free of the Rothschilds.
Hitler introduced a financial system that was free of usury and beneficial to the working class. This mandated the utter destruction of Germany and the German people, because the Rothschilds and the Khazarians could never allow an economic system that did not depend upon usury to exist.
We see the same thing today with the Khazarian war against Islam, because Islam forbids usury. That is why Israel is so vocal and aggressive about destroying the Islamic people of the world.
The KM expected this to be a large WWII and when they supported both sides, this could be used to industrialize the whole world and maximize their bankster money-power.
The Rothschild KM then bribed and induced Members of Congress to send American Soldiers to their pre-stage and engineered WWI:
As a continuance of their well-proven pattern of financing both sides in any war to maximize profits, the acquisition of more federal tax monies and increased international power, the Rothschild Khazarians once again bribed, blackmailed and induced members of Congress to declare war against Germany in 1917.
This was facilitated by a KM false-flag attack with the sinking of the Lusitania.
The Rothschild KM has since developed the usual pattern of covertly staging false-flag attacks as a standard operating procedure for inducing Americans to fighting wars for the Khazarian Mafia.
After WWII was finished, the Rothschild KM deployed the Cold War, and used this as an excuse to bring Nazi scientists and mind-kontrol experts to America under Operation Paperclip.
This allowed them to set up a worldwide spying and espionage system that far exceeded any of their prior efforts.
Under this new system, they continue to infiltrate and hijack all American institutions, including the various American church systems, Freemasonry (especially the Scottish Rite and York Rite), the US military, US Intel, and most private defense contractors, the Judiciary and most agencies of the USG, including most State governments, and both major political parties as well.April 28, 2015 at 12:32 am #20844
from the Saker to everybody:
Okay, just as I feared this post elicits the usual paranoia about Jews.
Guys, I have said that many many times already: the vast majority of Russophobic Jews left in the 1980s and 1990s. Russian Jews *chose* to say, they are dramatically different from the Jews who ran Russia under Eltsin or those found in the USA Neocons. The war in the Ukraine has opened the eyes of many Russians and Jews and there are some pretty good signs of a reconciliation taking place.
Some of the comments here make it sound like Putin is protecting Trotskysts. This is completely misguided. Putin just gave a 2,5 hour long (and very interesting) interview to Vladimir Soloveiv who is very much both a patriot and a Jew and the very fact that this is possible in modern Russia is a huge testimony to the nature of the “new Russia” which is being built before our eyes.
Please don’t let your past experiences and prejudices blind you to the reality of modern Russia!
Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s great work Two Hundred Years Together carefully analyzes the history of Jews in Russia from 1795 to 1995 – and is a must-read! It was published in 2001/2002 in two volumes, in Russian, and you can get it in html format in entirety at http://www.russia-talk.org/cd-history/200-let/ .
The material is so valuable – that it has “escaped” English translation so far! Have you figured out “why” 😕
https://200yearstogether.wordpress.com/April 28, 2015 at 10:41 am #20855April 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm #20859
Who Controls America?
Who Controls the Think Tanks?April 29, 2015 at 8:17 am #20873
During the past decade, particularly under the presidency of the third Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko (2005–2010) there have been repeated attempts to turn the leading fi gures of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and its armed wing, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) into national heroes.
As these fascist organizations collaborated with the Nazi Germany, carried out ethnic cleansing and mass murder on a massive scale, they are problematic symbols for an aspiring democracy with the stated ambition to join the European Union.
Under Yushchenko, several institutes of memory management and myth making were organized, a key function of which was to deny or downplay OUN-UPA atrocities.
Unlike many other former Soviet republics, the Ukrainian government did not need to develop new national myths from scratch, but imported ready concepts developed in the Ukrainian diaspora. Yushchenko’s legitimizing historians presented the OUN and UPA as pluralistic and inclusive organizations, which not only rescued Jews during the Holocaust, but invited them into their ranks to fi ght shoulder to shoulder against Hitler and Stalin.
This mythical narrative relied partly on the OUN’s own post-war forgeries, aimed at cover up the organization’s problematic past. As
employees of the Ukrainian security services, working out of the offices of the old KGB, the legitimizing historians ironically dismissed scholarly criticism as Soviet myths.
The present study deals with the myth-making around the OUN, the UPA,
and the Holocaust, tracing their diaspora roots and following their migration back and forth across the Atlantic.April 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm #20883
The Skálholt Map made by the Icelandic teacher Sigurd Stefansson in the year 1570. Helleland (‘Stone Land’ = Baffin island), Markland (‘forest land’ = Labrador), Skrælinge Land (‘land of the foreigners’ = Labrador), Promontorium Vinlandiæ (the of Vinland = Newfoundland). Public Domain
Another problem facing the researchers is that the C1e genes might not have come from Native Americans, but from some other part of the world. For instance, no living Native American group has the exact DNA lineage as the one found in the 80 Icelanders. However, it may be that the Native American people who carried that lineage eventually went extinct.
One suggestion, which was proposed early in the research, was that the genes came from Asia. This was eventually ruled out, as the researchers managed to work out that the C1e lineage had been present in Iceland as early as the 18th century. This was long before the appearance of Asian genes in Icelanders.May 4, 2015 at 4:24 am #21009
Massive migration from the steppe is a source for Indo-European languages in Europe
Dutch words touw & tooi have the same etymology, but different meaning: touw “cord”, tooi “ornament”. They are related to: tooien “to decorate”, voltooien “to complete”, German Tau “cord”, Gothic taujan “to complete/make”, runic (on the Gallehus horn, Jutland AD 400) ek horna tawido “I horn made/decorated” (Dutch: ik hoorn tooide). Weak verbs in Germanic often derive from nouns by suffix -i/j- (denominative). Proto-Germanic taujan thus meant “to use a cord”, more
specifically “to finish by decorating with a cord”. Later, when the
connection with a cord was lost, the meaning generalised to “to
decorate” or “to complete”, as in Dutch (vol)tooien.
If so, thelinguistic influence of the westward migration of the Corded Ware people can be seen in the Germanic languages, but their genetic influence was probably much wider.May 4, 2015 at 4:59 pm #21015
A root cause of the broad stagnation in the Muslim world is the Saudi royal family’s treatment of Mecca and Medina as their fiefdom. With Islam’s holiest shrines under the police-state control of one of the world’s most bigoted and oppressive regimes — a regime that commands vast, unearned oil wealth — the Saudis have been able to project their Wahhabi vision of a disciplinarian, intolerant faith far beyond their borders. The rise of the Saudis to wealth and, consequently, influence has been the worst thing to happen to the Muslim world as a whole since the time of the Prophet, and the worst thing to happen to Arabs since the Ottoman (if not the Mongol) conquest.
While non-Muslims could not effect a change in the control of Islam’s holy cities, imagine how much healthier the Muslim world might become were Mecca and Medina ruled by a rotating council representative of the world’s major Muslim schools and movements in an Islamic Sacred State — a sort of Muslim super-Vatican — where the future of a great faith might be debated rather than merely decreed. True justice — which we might not like — would also give Saudi Arabia’s coastal oil fields to the Shia Arabs who populate that subregion, while a southeastern quadrant would go to Yemen. Confined to a rump Saudi Homelands Independent Territory around Riyadh, the House of Saud would be capable of far less mischief toward Islam and the world.
Iran, a state with madcap boundaries, would lose a great deal of territory to Unified Azerbaijan, Free Kurdistan, the Arab Shia State and Free Baluchistan, but would gain the provinces around Herat in today’s Afghanistan — a region with a historical and linguistic affinity for Persia. Iran would, in effect, become an ethnic Persian state again, with the most difficult question being whether or not it should keep the port of Bandar Abbas or surrender it to the Arab Shia State.
What Afghanistan would lose to Persia in the west, it would gain in the east, as Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier tribes would be reunited with their Afghan brethren (the point of this exercise is not to draw maps as we would like them but as local populations would prefer them). Pakistan, another unnatural state, would also lose its Baluch territory to Free Baluchistan. The remaining “natural” Pakistan would lie entirely east of the Indus, except for a westward spur near Karachi.
The city-states of the United Arab Emirates would have a mixed fate — as they probably will in reality. Some might be incorporated in the Arab Shia State ringing much of the Persian Gulf (a state more likely to evolve as a counterbalance to, rather than an ally of, Persian Iran). Since all puritanical cultures are hypocritical, Dubai, of necessity, would be allowed to retain its playground status for rich debauchees. Kuwait would remain within its current borders, as would Oman.
In each case, this hypothetical redrawing of boundaries reflects ethnic affinities and religious communalism — in some cases, both. Of course, if we could wave a magic wand and amend the borders under discussion, we would certainly prefer to do so selectively. Yet, studying the revised map, in contrast to the map illustrating today’s boundaries, offers some sense of the great wrongs borders drawn by Frenchmen and Englishmen in the 20th century did to a region struggling to emerge from the humiliations and defeats of the 19th century.
Correcting borders to reflect the will of the people may be impossible. For now. But given time — and the inevitable attendant bloodshed — new and natural borders will emerge. Babylon has fallen more than once.
Meanwhile, our men and women in uniform will continue to fight for security from terrorism, for the prospect of democracy and for access to oil supplies in a region that is destined to fight itself. The current human divisions and forced unions between Ankara and Karachi, taken together with the region’s self-inflicted woes, form as perfect a breeding ground for religious extremism, a culture of blame and the recruitment of terrorists as anyone could design. Where men and women look ruefully at their borders, they look enthusiastically for enemies.
From the world’s oversupply of terrorists to its paucity of energy supplies, the current deformations of the Middle East promise a worsening, not an improving, situation. In a region where only the worst aspects of nationalism ever took hold and where the most debased aspects of religion threaten to dominate a disappointed faith, the U.S., its allies and, above all, our armed forces can look for crises without end. While Iraq may provide a counterexample of hope — if we do not quit its soil prematurely — the rest of this vast region offers worsening problems on almost every front.
If the borders of the greater Middle East cannot be amended to reflect the natural ties of blood and faith, we may take it as an article of faith that a portion of the bloodshed in the region will continue to be our own.
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WHO WINS, WHO LOSES
Arab Shia State
Islamic Sacred State
United Arab Emirates
West BankMay 5, 2015 at 12:10 am #21021
The war was not unleashed by frenzied Fuhrer who happened to be ruling Germany at the time. WWII is a project created by world oligarchy or Anglo-American “money owners”. Using such instruments as the US Federal Reserve System and the Bank of England they started to prepare for the next world conflict of global scale right after WWI. The USSR was the target.
The Dawes and Young Plans, the creation of Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the Germany’s suspension of reparations payments it had to pay according to Paris Peace Treaty and the acquiescence of Russia’s former allies in this decision, large-scale foreign investments into the economy of Third Reich, the militarization of German economy and the breaches of Paris Treaty provisions – they all were important milestones on the way of preparing the war.
There were key figures behind the plot: the Rockefellers, the Morgans, Lord Montagu Norman (the Governor of the Bank of England), HjalmarSchacht (President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics in the Hitler’s government).The strategic plan of Rockefellers and Morgans was to subjugate Europe economically, saturate Germany with foreign investments and credits and make it deliver a crushing blow against the Soviet Russia so that it would be returned into the world capitalist system as a colony.
Montagu Norman (1871 – 1950) played an important role of go-between to keep up a dialogue between American financial circles and Germany’s business leaders. HjalmarSchacht organized the revival of Germany’s defense sector of economy. The operation conducted by “money owners” was covered up by such politicians as Franklin Roosevelt, Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill. In Germany the plans were carried out by Hitler and HjalmarSchacht. Some historians say HjalmarSchacht played a more important role than Hitler. Simply Schacht kept away from spotlight.
The Dawes Plan was an attempt following World War I for the Triple Entente to compromise and collect war reparations debt from Germany. The Dawes Plan (as proposed by the Dawes Committee, chaired by Charles G. Dawes) was an attempt in 1924 to solve the reparations problem, which had bedeviled international politics following World War I and the Treaty of Versailles (France was reluctant to accept it got over 50% of reparations). In 1924-1929 Germany got $2, 5 billion from the United States and $ 1, 5 billion from Great Britain, according to Dawes Plan. In today’s prices the sum is huge, it is equal to $1 trillion of US dollars. Hjalmar Schacht played an active role in the implementation of Dawes Plan. In 1929 he summed up the results, saying that in 5 years Germany got more foreign loans that the United States in the 40 years preceding WWI. As a result, in 1929 Germany became the world’s second largest industrial nation leaving Great Britain behind.May 5, 2015 at 6:38 am #21022
Arancibia answered to Italian fascist and P-2 Masonic lodge operative Stefano Delle Chiaie. The P-2 lodge was a partner for a number of CIA “false flag” terrorist attacks in Italy. Delle Chiaie was arrested in Caracas in 1989 and extradited to Italy for the 1969 false flag terrorist bombing of the Piazza Fontana in Milan, as well as the 1980 bombing of the Bologna train station. Chiaie, an operative of the CIA’s Gladio operations in Italy, was acquitted by Italian courts on all the charges. Delle Chiaie also worked closely with Townley on the botched 1975 attempt to assassinate Chilean Christian Democratic leader Bernardo Leighton and his wife in Rome in 1975. The P-2 lodge was closely linked to the activities of the fascist Opus Dei, a radical right wing order within the Roman Catholic Church, which supported Pinochet’s and the CIA’s Operation Condor assassination operations in Latin America and elsewhere.May 6, 2015 at 8:03 am #21042
A few weeks ago I bought a book titled My 5 Cambridge Friends: Burgess, Maclean, Philby, Blunt and Cairncross, by “Their KGB Controller”. Here’s the cover of the book.
five cambridge friends
My 5 Cambridge Friends is not what it purports to be: the “account” of Yuri Modin ripped from KGB archives and bleeding on a plate in front of Western readers. Modin’s “account” has been thoroughly cooked and presented in digestible bites by co-authors Jean-Charles Deniau and Aguieska Ziarek, and probably the translator Anthony Roberts too. I know this because the writing is tailored for English-speaking people and crafted like a B&N-ready historical narrative from page one. ‘Yuri Modin’ makes numerous and astute references to Western popular culture– he mentions spy novelist John le Carré a suspicious amount– yet Russian popular culture references are vanishingly rare.
Why would Modin have become involved in a writing project like this? In 1994, when My 5 Cambridge Friends came out, Yuri Modin was a retired spook in Moscow which probably means he had stopped receiving his pension. Western governments were eager to control any embarrassing information that may have leaked out during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, so an outpouring of ‘KGB Archives’ writing was published at this time– Lesley Milne’s pathetic biography of Mikhail Bulgakov was also part of this propaganda offensive. Therefore, even though it’s unlikely that Modin actually wrote the majority of this book, I’ll refer to him as the author in this post.
The reason I bought My 5 Cambridge Friends is because of one quote on a ‘Cambridge Five’ Wikipedia page that was attributed to it:
Philby never meddled in his friend’s private life; nor did he ever allude to Burgess’s homosexual affairs. He once told me that he viewed Guy’s homosexual tastes as a sickness– and none of his business.
(This quote is actually in My 5 Cambridge Friends.)
If this information is true then Philby’s opinion is a very interesting one, because it was Philby who coalesced the core of the ‘Cambridge Five’. Philby chose three “sick” men to be the core of this particular espionage network: mutual lovers Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and Anthony Blunt. ‘Yuri Modin’ describes Philby’s strategy:
Kim Philby now set about his first mission, which was to recruit one or two other agents to form an embryonic network. He traveled up to Cambridge during the month of May. There he met Guy Burgess, told him what he had done and seen that winter in Vienna and thus convinced him to join his fledgling group… Philby asked Burgess to forage among his friends, and Burgess came up with Anthony Blunt.
What was the dynamic like between these men? According to Modin:
In May 1934, Kim Philby traveled up to Cambridge to see Burgess. For once it was not Philby who was bewitched by Burgess, but the other way around.
In turn, Burgess was the ‘alpha’ amongst his group of homosexual friends:
A few weeks before his trip to Rome, Burgess in his role of talent scout had supposedly roped in yet another choice recruit. He had seduced intellectually– and, it has been said, physically too– a promising young Cambridge undergraduate by the name of Donald Maclean, who henceforth became a trusted member of his cell of activists.
Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess were very close at Cambridge. Blunt was madly in love, lost in admiration for Guy’s brilliant intellect and dancing wit.
Based on Modin’s account, it appears that idealization was a big part of Philby’s network: Maclean and Blunt idealized Burgess, Burgess idealized Philby. Read cult-survivor Daniel Shaw’s opinions on how idealization is used by narcissistic cult leaders here.
Homosexuals are a minority of the general population and it strikes me as odd that Philby would just happen to target three of them for the core of his spy group; it seems especially odd considering that Philby had a low opinion of their behavior. Was the homosexual population a special target for security services in general?May 6, 2015 at 8:48 am #21043
Pedophile rings in both the US and Britain, such as those recently brought to light in the most recent of many, the Westminster Pedophile Scandal and, in the US, the Franklin Scandal, tying a national child trafficking ring to the Bush family, dozens of prominent American legislators and major corporate leaders.
It was the decade of the 1980s when the scope of the problem, the infiltration of the highest levels of governments, particularly NATO nations, by large scale organized pedophile rings came to light. The Bush family and DVD were brought to light by Houston based journalist Tom Philpot. His 1981 documentary, Boys for Sale traces regional child exploitation rings to the highest levels of US government and the center of what other informants tell us is the DVD. Philpot’s film is termed, “The Forgotten Documentary.”
Wanta, a longtime friend, was a close confidant of President Ronald Reagan who he served as White House Intelligence Coordinator. Wanta’s biography, White Swan, Black Hat, tells of his colorful career in counter-intelligence and global finance. Wanta also tells of the open war in Washington, at that time, between those supporting President Reagan and those allied with a European based group, headquartered in the city of Dachau, just north of Munich, the DVD. According to Wanta, the DVD dated back to well before World War II and involved the Bush family and other American “conservatives” who were allied with the Rothschild owned Federal Reserve System.
While working for Reagan, Wanta accumulated a massive multi-trillion dollar fund intended to end Federal Reserve control of the US, pay off all debts and restore America’s infrastructure. While Wanta was in Switzerland under diplomatic cover, investigating DVD operations chief Hans Brand, also known as “Marc Rich,” longtime Clinton confidant, Wanta was kidnapped and imprisoned. Later Wanta was “extradited” to the State of Wisconsin where he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for “tax evasion,” a charge now admittedly fraudulent, almost humorously so.
The funds held in trust in accordance with the Reagan-Wanta-Mitterrand Protocols were looted by DVD operatives working with the Bush family while Wanta was imprisoned. While the courts have ordered the Wanta funds restored, key DVD fronts have petitioned the courts to act as “trustee” to minimize the impact on “world affairs” with this much capital being placed in the hands of a single individual.
What Wanta does confirm is not only the existence of the DVD but that it was seen by President Reagan not only as a very real threat but Reagan also cited the DVD as fully complicit in the 1981 assassination attempt by a Bush family friend, John Hinckley.
First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/05/03/so-much-more-than-nuclear/May 6, 2015 at 8:50 am #21044May 6, 2015 at 8:56 am #21045
A young lad called David says he was forced to perform sex acts as top Conservative politicians celebrated Margaret Thatcher’s election victory.
David says he was forced into having sex with military figures, legal figures, businessmen and Conservative Party politicians.
David says he saw two brothers, aged 8 and 10, being sexually tortured at a property in Notting Hill, a centre of child abuse.
David has told BBC Radio Four’s World at One programme of a party where boys of 15 were sexually abused by men who celebrating Thatcher’s election victory.
David has spoken of child sex orgies at the Dolphin Square flats, which are linked to MI5 and MI6.
David told the BBC that: ‘At a house party in Essex. I saw a man leading a 12-year-old boy down a corridor…
‘I just saw the expression of fear and terror as they passed me into a bedroom. I never saw him after that.’
CHILD SEX – KICK DOWN A FEW DOORS.
David says that he saw MI6’s deputy director Peter Hayman at the parties with boys.
David says he also saw Peter Righton at parties with boys.
Righton was a top government adviser.May 6, 2015 at 11:49 am #21048
DVD stands for Deutsches Verteidigungs Dienst, or German Defense Service. It was set up by German spymaster Admiral Wilhelm Canaris in 1943/4, after he appreciated that Germany was going to lose the war. He and his deputy, General Leutnant Erwin von Lahousen, a serious Kraut, were determined that Germany would win the peace, which to date she has done. They started moving files, gold, officers and other stuff down to Dachau from Berlin as early as the fall of 1943. Nazis were not invited. The DVD are not and never have been Nazi – these were the boys who installed the Nazis, and they were a lot smarter. Your average Nazi was pretty dumb, no smarter than your average Democrat.
The DVD arranged to extend the war for 6 months, by pushing Operation Market Garden, the abortive attempt to cross the Rhine and outflank the Krauts. They used assets in the British Army to hold up the advance of XXX Corps on Arnhem and assets in the Air Ministry to suppress photo-intel of the SS Panzer Division they moved in to the Arnhem area, ie our guys were ambushed. The extra time was needed to move gold, cash and folk out of Germany into Argentina and elsewhere, using a covert fleet of modified Type XXI U-Boats, used for cargo work (they were never put through the books of the Kriegsmarine). Three at least of that fleet are still in business, 67 years later, refitted with Air Independent Propulsion and new diesels. If that sounds old remember the Big E – great ship – is still going strong more than 50 years after she was commissioned, indeed her proposed decommissioning is premature.
Canaris faked his death in ’45 – he has two graves. As I reveal in my forthcoming history of the DVD, Spyhunter, there is even a post-war photo of Canaris, in the biography by one of his more loyal lieutenants, one Colonel Whiting, of the OSS and DVD, allegedly taken in 1944 (t wasn’t). His head of air intelligence was General Major Adolfo Galland, who has two interesting gaps in his resume, covering the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The ‘Chinese’ Mig-15s in Korea (a German design by the way) never flew over South Korea and always returned north of the Yalu because most of their pilots were German.
Dolfo repeated the same trick in Vietnam. You won’t find many genuine North Vietnamese air aces signing prints of their Mig-21s – most of the Mig 21 pilots over ‘Nam were Luftwaffe, ie West German, with some East Germans as well. There was no Cold War split in German intelligence – the DVD ran both the West German BND (Gehlen was DVD) and the Stasi, their key man in East Berlin being the author’s old ‘friend’ (strictly an enemy, but the old boy and he got on well) General Oberst Markus Wolf.
It is only in recent years that the last senior Luftwaffe officers with operational experience in ‘Nam have retired. Many of them were trained by the USAF, eg in Texas, in American air combat tactics, a gross deception by the Germans, who were of course very familiar with the capabilities of the F-4. The author once ‘congratulated’ a German air force general at a drinkies on shooting down 4 B-52s over Hanoi – the poor guy had nowhere to go. Of course the author would have much preferred it had the general had been shot down, but if you want your Hun to cough you have to be nice to him. The author didn’t get intel out of Markus Wolf by being offensive – and you had to get up pretty early in the morning if you wanted something out of Markus. He was treated badly by his own people by the way, one reason why we know so much about them. They can’t stop double-crossing their own – your Jerry will always sacrifice another Jerry for the Fatherland.
The DVD control most of the world’s cocaine and heroin trade, all the major paedophile rings and the COREA Group. They have a UK operation, known as GO2, inspiration for Ian Fleming’s fictional ‘OO’ section. The Bilderberg group and Trilateral Commission are DVD front organisations, although most of their members are unaware of that – you have to get through to the hard, inner core before you get the intelligence connection. Nice Trilats like Judge Bill Webster (hi Bill!) are nothing whatsoever to do with the DVD. The DEA boys south of the border will occasionally encounter the Krauts who control the cartels, but they usually stay pretty deep.
Their political assets are legion, one reason the US lost the Vietnam War and the UK fouled up so badly over the IRA. They specialise in talent-spotting and blackmailing future leaders. Several US Presidents have been close to the DVD, Eisenhower being a prominent example. Kennedy wasn’t, which is why he became an ex-President, sadly. If you know that Allen ‘von’ Dulles and Richard ‘von’ Helms were DVD it’s a lot easier to make sense of that operation. In Britain Macmillan, Wilson and Heath were all DVD assets, hence their enthusiasm for the UK joining the EU, aka the German Sphere of Influence. The bad guys are still in business, in a big way. The agency seems to have about 10,000 people and its HQ complex is quite large, mostly underground.
Michael Shrimpton was born on 9th March 1957 in the RAF Hospital, Ely, in Cambridgeshire, the son of an RAF fighter pilot and a former RAF nursing sister. Brought up in Australia, where his family emigrated after his father took up a second career as an Air Traffic Controller, Michael returned to England to study law in 1978.
He graduated with honours from the University of Wales in 1981 and was elected President of the Union of University College Cardiff the same year. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1983. Whilst at university he joined the RAFVR’s University of Wales Air Squadron, flying first solo in 1979 on the Bulldog T Mk. 1.
Originally a member of the Labour Party and a Parliamentary Candidate in 1987 he defected to the Tory Party on the issue of Europe in 1997. He has always been opposed to UK membership of the EU.
In 1999/2000 he represented the late General Pinochet in successful negotiations in Washington with inter alia the late Lt-Gen Vernon Walters, formerly Deputy Director of the CIA, ensuring the general’s return to Chile. After that he was increasingly drawn into the intelligence world, representing intelligence officers and providing analysis to governments and intelligence agencies.
After 9-11 he appeared on specialist counter-terrorism panels in Washington and LA with former general and flag officers. His analysis on the true pilot training of the 9-11 pilots has never been seriously challenged within INTELCOM. He assisted both Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9-11 and met with a member of the 9-11 Commission in Washington.May 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm #21077
In the 21 Pueblos that exist today, there are four completely different language groups, comprising maybe nine or ten different languages. Some are cognates to each other, but some of them, like Zuni, are complete isolates like Basque and related to no other language in the world. If these Puebloans were descendants of the ancestral Puebloans, why don’t they all speak roughly the same language? Why do we have such an incredible variety of languages? Despite the apparent similarity in the way Puebloans look, there are huge cultural differences from the Taos to Hopi or Acoma.
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