Friday, March 30, 2007

Operation Bite

Operation Bite: French & Russian News Reports US Will Attack Iran In Next 10 Days
Added: Mar 27th, 2007 9:01 AM

Operation Bite: April 6 Sneak Attack by US Forces Against Iran Planned Russian Military Sources Warns

Interpretation from
By Webster G. Tarpley

General Ivashov Calls for Emergency Session of US Security Council to Ward Off Looming us Aggression

The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 AM on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly “Argumenty Nedeli.” Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account.

The attack is slated to last for twelve hours, according to Uglanov, lasting from 4 AM until 4 PM local time. Friday is a holiday in Iran. In the course of the attack, code named Operation Bite, about 20 targets are marked for bombing; the list includes uranium enrichment facilities, research centers, and laboratories.

The first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, where Russian engineers are working, is supposed to be spared from destruction. The US attack plan reportedly calls for the Iranian air defense system to be degraded, for numerous Iranian warships to be sunk in the Persian Gulf, and the for the most important headquarters of the Iranian armed forces to be wiped out.

The attacks will be mounted from a number of bases, including the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is currently home to B-52 bombers equipped with standoff missiles. Also participating in the air strikes will be US naval aviation from aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, as well as from those of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Additional cruise missiles will be fired from submarines in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of the Arabian peninsula. The goal is allegedly to set back Iran’s nuclear program by several years, writes Uglanov, whose article was re-issued by RIA-Novosti in various languages, but apparently not English, several days ago. The story is the top item on numerous Italian and German blogs, but so far appears to have been ignored by US websites.

Observers comment that this dispatch represents a high-level orchestrated leak from the Kremlin, in effect a war warning, which draws on the formidable resources of the Russian intelligence services, and which deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness by pro-peace forces around the world.

Asked by RIA-Novosti to comment on the Uglanov report, retired Colonel General Leonid Ivashov confirmed its essential features in a March 21 interview: “I have no doubt that there will be an operation, or more precisely a violent action against Iran.” Ivashov, who has reportedly served at various times as an informal advisor to Putin, is currently the Vice President of the Moscow Academy for Geopolitical Sciences.

Ivashov attributed decisive importance to the decision of the Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives to remove language from the just-passed Iraq supplemental military appropriations bill which would have demanded that Bush come to Congress before launching an attack on Iran. Ivashov pointed out that the language was eliminated under pressure from AIPAC, the lobbing group representing the Israeli extreme right, and of Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni.

“We have drawn the unmistakable conclusion that this operation will take place,” said Ivashov. In his opinion, the US planning does not include a land operation: “ Most probably there will be no ground attack, but rather massive air attacks with the goal of annihilating Iran’s capacity for military resistance, the centers of administration, the key economic assets, and quite possibly the Iranian political leadership, or at least part of it,” he continued.

Ivashov noted that it was not to be excluded that the Pentagon would use smaller tactical nuclear weapons against targets of the Iranian nuclear industry. These attacks could paralyze everyday life, create panic in the population, and generally produce an atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty all over Iran, Ivashov told RIA-Novosti. “This will unleash a struggle for power inside Iran, and then there will be a peace delegation sent in to install a pro-American government in Teheran,” Ivashov continued. One of the US goals was, in his estimation, to burnish the image of the current Republican administration, who would now be able to boast that they had wiped out the Iranian nuclear program.

Among the other outcomes, General Ivashov pointed to a partition of Iran along the same lines as Iraq, and a subsequent carving up of the Near and Middle East into smaller regions. “This concept worked well for them in the Balkans and will now be applied to the greater Middle East,” he commented.

“Moscow must expert Russia’s influence by demanding an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council to deal with the current preparations for an illegal use of force against Iran and the destruction of the basis of the United Nations Charter,” said General Ivashov. “In this context Russia could cooperate with China, France and the non-permanent members of the Security Council. We need this kind of preventive action to ward off the use of force,” he concluded.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The 911 Lie Is In
Critical Condition
By Joe Plummer

There was a time, not long ago, when daring to question the official account of 9/11 was risky business. One was almost guaranteed to be attacked as a "crazy person" or a "traitor" or a "terrorist sympathizer." Times have changed. At this point,
less than 20% of the population believes they were given the full truth regarding 9/11. Logically one might ask: "Why is that?"

It wasn't for lack of trying that the government failed in its propaganda campaign. It wasn't for lack of "helping hands" in the mainstream media. (Though even that support has begun to fall apart.) No, it was one thing and one thing only that caused hundreds of millions of American citizens to openly question the official account of 9/11; the evidence.

In short, the evidence that we have been shamelessly lied to regarding the events of 9/11 is irrefutable. There is an enormous body of circumstantial evidence, there is an enormous body of physical evidence, and there is an enormous body of historical evidence. Perhaps most damning (at this point) is the ongoing cover up itself. -The deliberate attempt to obstruct an open discussion of the facts. Evidence of that grows by the hour, but not to worry...

If you want to see how the investigation into the attacks of 9/11 was obstructed at every turn; simply watch
9/11 Press for Truth.

If you want to learn the history of government sponsored "
false flag" terrorism, simply watch

If you want to see the evidence of controlled demolition (all of which has been completely ignored by the mainstream media and government talking heads) check out
September 11 Revisited, or this segment of
911 Mysteries, or this segment from Rise of the Police State.

If you want to know what an absolute fraud the "investigation" we finally got was, you can get started with just a handful of issues. Like:

1. One of the most damning pieces of physical evidence regarding the events of 9/11 (the collapse of WTC 7) wasn't even mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report. How could any report claiming to provide "the fullest possible account" of the events of 9/11 ignore the unexpected free-fall collapse of a 47 story office tower? Is it because, to this day, nobody can explain how it fell? Is it because it wasn't struck by any planes or burned with any jet fuel (the magic formula that supposedly brought down the twin towers?) Is it because pools of molten metal remained in its basement for weeks and partially evaporated steel beams were found in its wreckage? (It is physically impossible for burning office materials and diesel fuel to liquefy structural steel; let alone evaporate it into a gas.) How did "The Commission" deal with these smoking gun issues that clearly contradict the official account? Simple; they ignored them.

2. How about those towers? You know, the two 110 story buildings constructed with an outer shell of perimeter columns and an ENORMOUS inner array of core columns that supported the buildings' vertical loads. Of those towers, the commission report claimed "exterior walls bore most of the weight of the building. The interior core of the buildings was a hollow steel shaft." This is an inexcusable inaccuracy that any "investigator" with an Internet connection and 5 minutes can easily prove wrong. And it should be noted; any claim or "theory" of how the towers collapsed based on this erroneous "hollow shaft" model is fatally flawed. Who in their right mind can take an "official report" like this seriously? If they got something this simple wrong, what else did they miss?

3. Lets not forget "The Commission" said there was "no credible evidence that any person in the United States gave the hijackers substantial financial assistance. Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government-or foreign government official-supplied any funding." Hmm, interesting. How about the Pakistani ISI chief who wired $100,000 to the alleged "lead hijacker" Mohamed Atta? Indian intelligence has verified this. And there has been no evidence to refute it. Is that worth looking into? -And how about Sibel Edmonds? Why was she ignored and then gagged under the veil of "National Security." Better yet, how about we just have her testify in open hearings about "money trails" and where they lead to in our government?

And if all this isn't enough, maybe the few remaining skeptics would like to hear from some Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials who question the validity of the 9/11 Commission Report. No problem. Start here.

-So it's true. Times have changed and the people (for good reason) no longer believe the lies they've been fed about 9/11. We've woken up to the level of corruption in our government and the official lie (by all practical means of determination) is in critical condition and not expected to recover.

This can only mean one thing. An Independent investigation into the attacks of 9/11 WILL BE conducted. And this time, it isn't going to be handful of citizens asking questions and demanding answers; it's going to be 80% of the country. And this time, you won't so easily ignore and whitewash the sensitive issues, because an educated citizenry is not so easily fooled. And this time, those who have stonewalled, lied, manipulated, covered up and acted in a criminally negligent manner will be held accountable for their actions.

To those in power who've forgotten the reality of their position in government, YOU SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Once again, you're on notice to stop ignoring our demands for a new investigation. This issue isn't going to go away, and your refusal to address it will cost you dearly.

And to those of you with something to hide; perhaps now would be a good time to "lawyer up" and "cut a deal." The game is over.

Authors Website:

Authors Bio: Joe Plummer is a man who aims to destroy the Criminal Elite's system of exploitation. When not figuring out ways to do so, he enjoys relaxing in the mountains of New Hampshire with his wife and dogs.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Eminem - Public Enemy #1

Great day for the march on the PentaCON! King Gee Dubya and crew are the most despised in the world.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

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As Usual,Kurt Nails it Again

Forrest Gump of Manufactured Terrorism Confesses from Gitmo Dungeon
Thursday March 15th 2007, 8:21 am

“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and a catalog of other terrorist acts, according to an edited transcript of a tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” reports CNN, reading, as usual, from a Pentagon script. “The transcript … lists operations Mohammed acknowledges responsibility for, including Richard Reid’s attempted shoe bombing of an airliner over the Atlantic, the Bali, Indonesia, nightclub bombing and the 1993 World Trade Center attack.”

“Stupid is as stupid does,” declared Forrest Gump, the mentally challenged character of Robert Zemeckis’ film by the same name, who experienced numerous historical and cultural events firsthand. In likewise fashion, we are expected to believe Khalid Sheikh Mohammed masterminded many high profile terrorist events, including financially backing his nephew Ramzi Yousef’s 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Operation Bojinka plot, a 2002 West Coast plot to attack Los Angeles’ U.S. Bank Tower, the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl, in addition to the above enumerated.

“Mohammed takes responsibility for 29 operations, the transcript shows. Another claim is redacted from the public version. Mohammed also said he is partially responsible for an assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II while he was visiting the Philippines,” reports CNN. “Mohammed also claims responsibility for surveying the Panama Canal for an attack to destroy it and surveying suspension bridges and high-rises in New York and Chicago, Illinois, to bring them down as well.”

Sure he did, and I have suspension bridge in Chicago to sell you.

Of course, we have no evidence Mohammed exists, beyond a photo taken allegedly upon his capture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, back in 2003. Prior to this, Pakistan’s ISI, the other half of the CIA’s project to manufacture terrorism, claimed to have killed Mohammed during a raid in Karachi which resulted in the capture of Ramzi Binalshibh, dubbed the “20th hijacker,” former roommate of Mohamed Atta, the pious Muslim who liked to drink Stoli and partake in lap dances. Apparently Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, not unlike the dimwit Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had more than one life to live, especially when the exigencies of neocon propaganda called.

If we are to believe the official biography of Mohammed, he joined the Muslim Brotherhood at age 16 and went to the United States “for further study,” according to Wikipedia. As we know, not that we should expect CNN to tell us, the Muslim Brotherhood was long ago penetrated by British and American intelligence.

“American intelligence formed a three-way tryst with the Saudis and the Muslim Brothers, according to Robert Baer, the former case officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. With the CIA’s implicit approval, the Saudi royals channeled funds to the Brothers,” writes Martin A. Lee. “There was no CIA finding, no memorandum of notification to Congress. Not a penny came out of the Treasury to fund it. All the White House had to do was give a wink and a nod to countries harboring the Brothers,” Robert Baer, a retired CIA case officer, told Lee. “Muslim Brotherhood veterans have played a prominent role during every phase of bin Laden’s terrorist odyssey [through Abdullah Azzam and the CIA-ISI funded Maktab al-Khadamat].”

In addition to fighting the CIA-ISI-Saudi Afghan jihad against the Soviets, Mohammed fought with “Muslim fighters” (intelligence operatives and their patsies) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a documented military intelligence operation under the aegis of NATO and the Pentagon (see Marina Domazetovska, writing for Aktuel Weekly, Skopje, 3 March 2002).

In addition to the Forrest Gump of terrorism, the inquisitors at Guantánamo Bay have released “transcripts” of “interviews” (no doubt after a round or two of waterboarding) with “high-value” detainees Abu Faraj al-Libi and Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, the former “al-Qaeda” middle ranker variously described as No. 3 or No. 5 in the hierarchy of al-CIA-duh (see my Rabia: Another al-Qaeda Middle Ranker). Binalshibh, as noted above, was Atta’s roomie and allegedly “wired tens of thousands of dollars to Moussaoui,” the mental deficient wannabe al-Qaedaite currently serving a life sentence at the Federal ADX Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Finally, as the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed story makes the corporate media rounds, with the predictable sort of commentary based on little more than hearsay, innuendo, and Pentagon crib sheets, thus magnifying the spurious neocon edifice of iniquitous Muslim misanthropes who hate our “freedom” (to shop and participate in mindless consumer culture), we turn to the satirical website The Spoof: “After years of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the CIA Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to an incredible list of crimes, least of which is the sinking of the Maine in Havana harbor in 1898.”

Makes sense to me.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

9/11 Building 7

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Silent Witness: America Ignores a New Bush Crime in the Making

Wednesday, 14 March 2007
Tom Engelhardt writes of the strange and disturbing non-reaction to Seymour Hersh's recent story about the Bush Regime's "Redirection" campaign – which involves funneling money to Sunni jihadist groups allied with al Qaeda, running covert ops inside Iran (including terrorist strikes), and shifting "black pools of money" from various dubious sources (most likely including some of the missing billions looted from Iraqi "reconstruction"), and laying the groundwork for a massive act of aggression against Iran – with Congress (and most of the federal government) kept out of the loop, in a deliberate re-creation of the "Iran-Contra" scam system, many of whose perpetrators (some of them with criminal convictions) now hold high positions in the Bush government.

That's a pretty fair amount of monkey business going on, reported by a highly credible journalist who has hit several muckraking home runs during his 40-year career. As Englehardt notes, at the very least, you would think there would be some follow-up by other news organizations to ascertain the veracity of Hersh's alarming charges. At the very least, you'd think there would be a few tough questions about the article tossed at Bush officials. At the very least, you'd think that a credible report alleging a U.S. government alliance with al Qaeda groups in a highly illegal covert operation designed to embroil the nation in a new war might occasion some small measure of controversy and comment.

But you would, of course, be wrong. Englehardt documents the vast, sepulchural silence that has greeted Hersh's revelations in the American media and political establishments. One clear reason for this is that the movers and shakers in these establishments share the aggressive imperial assumptions underlying Bush's policies – which, after all, are merely the apotheosis of more than half a century of the corrupt and brutal predations of the "National Security State" instituted by über-Democrat Harry Truman. They too believe that America has the right to overthrow nations at will, support terrorist attacks in foreign countries, fund and arm criminal extremists, and spread murder, corruption, terror and chaos around the globe in order to make the rich and powerful elite – i.e., themselves – richer and more powerful. They too share the Bush Regime's visceral disdain for "recalcitrant tribes" and the lower orders of humanity: the dark, the different, the poor, the "losers."

This has of course always been a prevalent, even dominant, strain in American history. But there have also been strong countercurrents to this predatory elitism, often within the institutions of American society and indeed within the Establishment itself. But these currents seem to have been completely dammed up at last in our day – or perhaps they have simply dried up, never to return.

Englehardt's excellent and meticulous work should be read in full, but below are some choice excerpts.

The Seymour Hersh Mystery: A Journalist Writes Bloody Murder…But No One Notices (TomDispatch, via

Let me see if I've got this straight. Perhaps two years ago, an "informal" meeting of "veterans" of the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal – holding positions in the Bush administration – was convened by Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams. Discussed were the "lessons learned" from that labyrinthine, secret, and illegal arms-for-money-for-arms deal involving the Israelis, the Iranians, the Saudis, and the Contras of Nicaragua, among others – and meant to evade the Boland Amendment, a congressionally passed attempt to outlaw Reagan administration assistance to the anti-communist Contras. In terms of getting around Congress, the Iran-Contra vets concluded, the complex operation had been a success – and would have worked far better if the CIA and the military had been kept out of the loop and the whole thing had been run out of the vice president's office.

Subsequently, some of those conspirators, once again with the financial support and help of the Saudis (and probably the Israelis and the Brits), began running a similar operation, aimed at avoiding congressional scrutiny or public accountability of any sort, out of Vice President Cheney's office. They dipped into "black pools of money," possibly stolen from the billions of Iraqi oil dollars that have never been accounted for since the American occupation began. Some of these funds, as well as Saudi ones, were evidently funneled through the embattled, Sunni-dominated Lebanese government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora to the sort of Sunni jihadi groups ("some sympathetic to al-Qaeda") whose members might normally fear ending up in Guantanamo and to a group, or groups, associated with the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood.

(More excerpts after the jump.)

All of this was being done as part of a "sea change" in the Bush administration's Middle Eastern policies aimed at rallying friendly Sunni regimes against Shi'ite Iran, as well as Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Syrian government – and launching secret operations to undermine, roll back, or destroy all of the above. Despite the fact that the Bush administration is officially at war with Sunni extremism in Iraq (and in the more general Global War on Terror), despite its support for the largely Shi'ite government, allied to Iran, that it has brought to power in Iraq, and despite its dislike for the Sunni-Shi'ite civil war in that country, some of its top officials may be covertly encouraging a far greater Sunni-Shi'ite rift in the region.

Imagine. All this and much more (including news of U.S. military border-crossings into Iran, new preparations that would allow George W. Bush to order a massive air attack on that land with only 24-hours notice, and a brief window this spring when the staggering power of four U.S. aircraft-carrier battle groups might be available to the president in the Persian Gulf) was revealed, often in remarkable detail, just over a week ago in "The Redirection," a Seymour Hersh piece in the New Yorker. Hersh, the man who first broke the My Lai story in the Vietnam era, has never been off his game since. In recent years, from the Abu Ghraib scandal on, he has consistently released explosive news about the plans and acts of the Bush administration.

Imagine, in addition, that Hersh went on Democracy Now!, Fresh Air, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer and actually elaborated on these claims and revelations, some of which, on the face of it, seem like potentially illegal and impeachable offenses, if they do indeed reach up to the vice president or president.

Now imagine the response: Front-page headlines; editorials nationwide calling for answers, congressional hearings, or even the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into some of the claims; a raft of op-ed page pieces by the nation's leading columnists asking questions, demanding answers, reminding us of the history of Iran-Contra; bold reporters from a recently freed media standing up in White House and Defense Department press briefings to demand more information on Hersh's various charges; calls in Congress for hearings and investigations into why the people's representatives were left so totally out of this loop.


All I can say is: If any of this happened, I haven't been able to discover it. As far as I can tell, no one in the mainstream even blinked on the Iran-Contra angle or the possibility that a vast, secret Middle Eastern operation is being run, possibly illegally and based on stolen funds and Saudi money, out of the vice president's office. You can certainly find a few pieces on, or reports about, "The Redirection" – all focused only on the possible buildup to a war with Iran – and the odd wire-service mention of it; but nothing major, nothing Earth-shaking or eye-popping; not, in fact, a single obvious editorial or op-ed piece in the mainstream; no journalistic questions publicly asked of the administration; no congressional cries of horror; no calls anywhere for investigations or hearings on any of Hersh's revelations, not even an expression of fear somewhere that we might be seeing Iran-Contra, the sequel, in our own moment.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

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The Reason for the Coming Attack on Iran

Iran 'euro-based' oil bourse underway
Mar 11, 2007

An official said that the managing director of Iran's first petroleum exchange "Iran Oil Bourse" is expected to be appointed soon, bringing the oil-rich nation a step closer to opening its first 'oil bourse'. Majid Shayesteh, managing director of Kish Free Trade Zone Organization, said that President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has directed Iran's ministers of oil, economic affairs and finance to appoint the board of directors of the oil exchange and its managing director. He did not specify when exactly the exchange would open.

He also said the building which will house Iran's first oil exchange has been constructed on the Persian Gulf island of Kish and that the required technical equipment has been installed.

Shayesteh added that three major organizations are involved in the groundbreaking project, saying that coordinating efforts between the various groups initially delayed the project.

According to the official, the articles of association for the oil exchange have since been approved. Last month, a separate official announced that the petroleum exchange would begin operation "in the near future."

Mahmud Salahi, secretary of the High Council for Free Trade and Industrial Zones, had said that Iran decided to establish the euro-based oil exchange on Kish because "there was no such oil trading body in the region." The oil exchange will transact petroleum, petrochemicals and gas in various non-dollar currencies, primarily the euro. It would also establish a euro-based pricing mechanism for oil trading, or 'oil marker' as it is commonly called by traders.

Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh said earlier that a stock market for trade in shares of oil companies will be established in Iran's southern of Kish in the near future. While touring of a local gas transfer operation, the minister said the stock market will be set up in cooperation with the oil and finance ministries.

The stock market will be open to the public soon after the appointment of a managing director and members of a board of directors.

Last month, after a year of speculation, Iran changed its oil bourse from petrodollars to petroeuros.
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March 13, 2007 --Our White House Press Corps sources report further disturbing news about President George W. Bush. Our sources have witnessed a clearly inebriated Bush approaching members of the press corps and making rude comments, including one particularly crude remark about First Lady Laura Bush. In that case, Bush, nodding toward Laura, called her a "c**t." While Bush's drinking is no secret to the White House press contingent, that particular comment was reportedly the worst they have heard uttered by Bush. Our sources also report that Laura Bush's stays at the White House are less frequent and that her overnight trips to the Mayflower Hotel often coincide with the president's drunken binges.

Note: Some of our female readers were shocked to see the "C" word in the above news item. This editor wants to make it clear that word was used by George W. Bush to denigrate his wife. It was his word, not mine. It is important that the public knows what kind of person Mr. Bush is by the offensive words he uses. The editor also wants to make clear that the President chose a public press gaggle to use this word -- that is not a private moment between him and his wife. If Mrs. Bush feels her privacy has been violated, she must understand that it is her responsibility to herself, her children, and the nation to end this abusive relationship by legally separating from the President and becoming a role model for other women around the country and the world who find themselves locked into similar abusive marriages.

Nevertheless, we have "asterisked" the word in question. However, Mr. Bush cannot asterisk his own vile words.
The Aaron Russo Interview

Saturday, March 10, 2007

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The Smell of Sulphur in Latin America

Bush doesn’t get it. The MSM doesn’t get it, and most of the people in the United States don’t get it. What it is that they all don’t “get” is that The United States of America has no friends in Latin America. We might have some good relations on some occasions depending who’s in power down there and up here in Washington, but overall they don’t like us very much. I can hardly say I blame them. We have been usurping legitimate governments in South America for our own best interests. We try to wrap it into that all encompassing theme of “Nation Building” but you and I know what it is...interference in other sovereign nations business, usually at their expense.

No the MSN is calling the protests that center on George W. Bush a confrontation between capitalism and socialism. It is no such thing. It is, for all intents and purposes a warning to the United States to stay out of Latin America. They stand under the banner of Hugo Chavez because he is one Latin American leader that stands against Bush and his vultures ready to pick the ripening fruit of successful semi-socialist Latin America. The American government wants nothing except to see every leftist government in Latin America fail, and it’s citizen’s be damned, so the we can keep an economic stranglehold over the hemisphere. It must gall Bush and his NeoCon partners no end to see Chavez sell heating oil subsidized by the Venezuelan government to his own citizens. That Hugo Chavez has done something that George W. Bush couldn’t do, and that was to bring welcome economic relief to American citizens.

It must gall Bush even more to drive into a military base in The United States and see gas stations run by The Armed Forces Exchange Service displaying the “CITGO” logo. That means that every time a solder or sailor fills up his vehicle he’s putting money in Chavez’s pockets. What should really scare Bush and Co. Is that the Venezuelan people are finally seeing their natural resources coming back to the people in the form of a vibrant economy instead of filling the pockets of the robber baron’s in The United States.

The thing that should prey the most on Bush’s drug-addled, alcohol soaked brain, is that not only Latin-Americans see Chavez as a statesman that he seems to be, but that many people in his own country who think that Hugo Chavez has the right idea. People like Chavez. When he made that remark in the United Nations the day after Bush spoke about the smell of sulphur in the air, I don’t think I was alone in agreeing with him. He called Bush “The Devil” and the devil he is. Chavez seems to enjoy prodding Bush, and I don’t blame him, after all it WAS the American government that tried to engineer a coup that backfired in their face because they didn’t take into account his popularity with his own people. A mistake Bush is prone to, for this is a man that hardly ever takes the people into account when hatching mad schemes. I guess he thought that the Venezuelan people would just follow blindly as America overthrew their leader. He must have been quite surprised to see that unlike Americans that fall for every lie his administration tells hook, line and sinker, these Latin American folks actually took back their government an re-installed their popular leader.

So now Herr Bush is in Latin America. No doubt one thing he will do is check on the Bush farmlands down there in case the family has to flee the United States as many Monarchies had to flee from Europe. I think he is also down there to try to find a friendly face, someone that he can convince of America’s good intentions toward Latin America. Thinking of that reminds me of Diogenes and his lamp.

Former Chairman of the now-defunct Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Kronicles and is currently at work on a new novel.
george bush off guard
George Bush: Worst President Ever
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Black Tuesday”; après le deluge
By Mike Whitney
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Mar 9, 2007, 01:09

“Ring around the rosy
A pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down” --Children’s lyric

US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is sweating bullets right now.

In fact, a shrewd investor could probably make a fortune just figuring out what type of high-blood pressure medication he’s on and then betting the farm on the manufacturer.

Last week the stock market bull plopped down on an I.E.D. and wound up in intensive care, sucking food from a straw and drifting in and out of consciousness. That put Paulson on the road to South Korea, Japan and China, where he’ll meet up with his foreign counterparts to strategize on the deteriorating state of world markets. It’s a daunting task. The sudden rise in the yen has set off a brushfire that’s swept through the global system clearing out the deadwood and sending panicky fund managers out into the streets.

Paulson downplayed worries that the roiling markets were reason for concern. Before leaving for Japan, he confidently proclaimed that the global economy was “as strong as I’ve seen in a lifetime. All the economies are growing, inflation is low, and liquidity is high.”

That may be, but today’s market is built on an ocean of red ink and any upward movement in the yen is likely to send listing indexes to Davy Jones locker.

Glub, glub!

This is the most overextended, over-leveraged, debt-plagued stock market in the history of the world; a sudden gust from Tokyo or Beijing and down-it-goes like a straw house in a wind tunnel. That’s what happened last week when the yen lurched upward and Wall Street suddenly plummeted 416 points. That’s why Paulson quickly tossed his toothbrush and an extra pair of astronaut diapers in his duffle bag and scampered off to the Far East.

For years, savvy investors have borrowed trillions through the yen carry trade (YCT) at nearly zero percent, scarfing up US government debt (paying 4.25 percent) or maximizing their leverage in other riskier funds or derivatives. It’s created a daisy chain of debt (similar to fractional banking), which will inevitably be broken by disruptions in the money supply and a decrease in liquidity. When interest rates go up, money gets tighter, and equity bubbles come crashing to earth. That’s what’s happening right now, although Paulson and his fellow pranksters at the Federal Reserve think they can keep the balls in the air a bit longer.

Chris Laird of summarizes the state of the current stock market like this: “Up to now (even still), speculators could borrow and leverage to the hilt -- the Yen carry trade made that what appeared to be a relatively riskless endeavor. The amount of leverage in financial markets is at historic highs, and people did worry about that. First one investor puts up some capital, then, funds leverage that among themselves multiplying that leverage several times. Then multiply in derivatives that have infected every financial vehicle. I have stated you can consider markets at 50 to 1 leverage at the price margins.”

I’ve been hearing the same shocking news from analysts who’ve studied this issue for more than a decade.

Steven Williams sent me this email just yesterday: “Without regulation or oversight of any kind, traders will always find ways to maximize profits . . . a path of least resistance. The yen carry trade (YCT) for a very long time was a zero risk opportunity. Buy cash at zero interest and use it to purchase higher paying interest securities, also zero risk, such as US Treasuries or other country treasuries & notes.

“When the cost of money is zero, the leverage is virtually unlimited. I am surprised if the YCT is only 50:1. When the YCT was generating substantial profits, those gains were used to leverage into even more YCT trades, and those gains into more YCT, and so on, and so on.”

This is a classic pyramid scheme, the only difference being that Wall Street’s survival depends on ever-increasing infusions of debt that masquerades as investment.

Williams further reinforces the 50 to 1 ratio (of debt to real investment) citing a report that he wrote on a major brokerage (which will remain nameless)

He says, “Several years ago I wrote about the massive notional derivative position held by (nameless brokerage). At the time they held $32 Trillion and the ratio was 50:1 to their assets. In other words, if they were to suffer a mere 2 percent across the board notional loss to their derivative book, the company as a functional corporation would cease to exist. I did a follow up article for Gold-Eagle called ‘Derivative Dangers.’ The latest from the US Comptroller of the Currency report on Bank-held derivatives shows (the same brokerage house) holding $58 trillion with $1.1 trillion in assets, so the ratio is still 50:1. Long-Term Capital Management was apparently leveraged 50:1 before it collapsed.”

This illustrates how brittle the present market really is and how susceptible it is to the slightest interest rate fluctuations halfway around the world.

When interest rates go up, as they must to curtail inflation, then the hairline fractures in Wall Street’s Crystal Palace quickly turn into gaping cracks that threaten the whole fragile edifice. That’s why we expect a global liquidity crisis, because there’s not enough fiat currency in the world to fill the black hole of debt created by the maxed out hedge funds and derivatives markets.

Shaky derivatives are equally hazardous. As Chris Laird notes, “The Yen carry since has grown to incredible levels. And leverage in every market has also grown to incredible levels, and then add on top of that the explosion of the derivatives business -- formerly at only $20 trillion about 1990, that is now, in my estimation over a $quadrillion in value (1,000 trillion).”

So what does Hank “Houdini” Paulson have up his sleeve? What can he possibly do to forestall the inevitable collapse? He’s already been undercut by his former colleagues at Goldman Sachs who warned that “dead bodies” are likely to surface from last week’s meltdown.

Jim O’Neill, Goldman Sachs chief global economist, said, “There has been an amazing amount of leverage on currency markets that has nothing to do with real economic activity. I think there are going to be dead bodies around when this is over . . . Our concern is that the repricing of risk we are seeing could spread to the credit markets. This is potentially more difficult to deal with, and needs watching.”

By “dead bodies” O’Neill means that there may be over-exposed hedge funds that have already given up the ghost and are being gingerly tossed on the meat wagon. Clearly, the market shakedown has triggered a massive liquidation that threatens to sweep through other asset markets.

There’s nothing Paulson can really do. The (market) pendulum swings are bound to become broader and more destructive; generating a series of crises that will put the market in a downward spiral and bring out the bears. This is unavoidable. If the secretary of the Treasury is hoping for a “soft landing,” he’d better think again. After all, we’re talking about trillions of dollars here, not billions. There’s not much the Federal Reserve can do either, except pump more money through the normal channels into the flagging market. (re: The Plunge Protection Team)

But the Fed is currently trapped between the two millwheels of dwindling foreign investment and a real estate market that is slowly grinding into dust. The best it can do is dispatch its doe-eyed professor, Gentle Ben Bernanke, to Capitol Hill to sooth frayed nerves while the printing presses keep pumping out crisp $100 bills. It’s a pretty grim performance.

It’s all up to Goldman Sachs’ wunderkind, Hank Paulson. He’s our man at the tiller; our last best hope. The future of the faltering American economy now rests on his bony shoulders. He’ll need to rebuild investor confidence in Wall Street, while placating the jittery public. He’ll have to sweet-talk China into loosening up its currency, while coordinating with foreign Central banks to shore up the markets. And, he’ll have to anticipate the next unforeseen disaster that could expose the over-leveraged stock market and bring it down in a heap.

It’s a “tall order” and well-nigh impossible. If I were Paulson, I’d keep the high-blood-pressure medication in one drawer and Dr. Kevorkian’s phone number in the other.

Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He can be reached at:

Friday, March 09, 2007

Kurt Nimmo Nails it Again!

Fast Tracking the Global Slave Plantation

It is shameless, but wholly typical. “Fears about U.S. job losses from globalization are driving the debate over renewing the White House’s fast-track trade negotiating authority and may require legislative action on a number of fronts, a top Senate Democrat said,” reports the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post. “The White House wants a renewal of fast-track trade legislation—also known as trade promotion authority—to finish the five-year-old Doha round of trade talks and pursue additional bilateral trade deals.”

Of course, this has nothing to do with fears of job losses, as impoverishing the American people, or rather putting them on a “level playing field” with the slave economy of “communist” China is the idea here. NAFTA was sold in much the same way. “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement,” declared Clinton in 1993, as he signed “NAFTA side agreements.” Clinton, a member of the Trilateral Commission, knew the exact opposite would happen—NAFTA made sure “good-paying American jobs” would eventually end up in China by way of Mexico.

It is no mistake “fast track” legislation was passed by Congress in 1974, a mere year after the founding of the Trilateral Commission. “In Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, authority is granted to Congress ‘To regulate commerce with foreign nations.’ An end-run around this insurmountable obstacle would be to convince Congress to voluntarily turn over this power to the President. With such authority in hand, the President could freely negotiate treaties and other trade agreements with foreign nations, and then simply present them to Congress for a straight up or down vote, with no amendments possible,” writes Patrick Wood for the August Review. “When an agreement is about to be given to Congress, high-powered lobbyists and political hammer-heads are called in to manipulate congressional hold-outs into voting for the legislation. With only 20 hours of debate allowed, there is little opportunity for public involvement.” Of course, “congressional hold-outs” are a minor issue, as Congress is by and large a corporate bought and paid for whorehouse.

“Fast Track was created as a very specific legislative tool to accomplish a very specific executive task—namely, to ‘fast track’ the creation of the ‘New International Economic Order’ envisioned by the Trilateral Commission in 1973,” Wood continues. Some of us call it the “New World Order.” I call it the “Neoliberal World Order,” as it is all about neoliberal economic policy as envisioned by the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, David Rockefeller, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, who tutored Jimmy Carter on the ins-and-outs of predatory globalism. It is interesting to note that Brzezinski has come out in vocal opposition to the neocon faction, determined to start “World War Four” at the behest of Israel, as this most certainly endangers the “New International Economic Order.”

According to Woods, “the United States has literally been hijacked by less than 300 greedy and self-serving global elitists who have little more than contempt for the citizens of the countries they would seek to dominate. According to Trilateralist Richard Gardner’s viewpoint, this incremental takeover (rather than a frontal approach) has been wildly successful.” Indeed, as the brisk clip of the so-called North American Union zipping along demonstrates, mostly unseen by the vast majority of Americans, this “incremental takeover,” as opposed to the in-your-face “frontal approach,” is “wildly successful.”

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers told the Senate Finance Committee “fast track,” due to expire, must be “put it in the broader context of adapting the economy to globalization,” that is to say remaking America in the image of the slave labor gulag, China. Our “representatives,” beholden to multinational corporations, declare they only want to “better equip Americans to compete in the global workplace,” that is to say get them accustomed to working for a hundred bucks a week or less.

Obviously, little to nothing stands in the way of a unitary decider “fast tracking” largely ignorant citizens into the global slave labor plantation, i.e., the “New International Economic Order” mapped out by the Trilateral Commission and the CFR.
CNN Video - War With Iran Has Begun

here we go again...just in time for that Iranian Oil Bourse

Thursday, March 08, 2007

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Morons and Magic: A Reply to George Monbiot

By David Ray Griffin

03/07/07 "ICH " -- - In “Bayoneting a Scarecrow The 9/11 conspiracy theories are a coward’s cult.” (Guardian, February 20), George Monbiot accuses members of the 9/11 truth movement of being “morons” and “idiots” who believe in “magic.” Having in his previous attack---“A 9/11 conspiracy virus is sweeping the world,” Guardian, February 6---called me this movement’s “high priest,” he now describes my 9/11 writing as a “concatenation of ill-attested nonsense.”

If my books are moronic nonsense, then people who have endorsed them must be morons. Would Monbiot really wish to apply this label to Michel Chossudovsky, Richard Falk, Ray McGovern, Michael Meacher, John McMurtry, Marcus Raskin, Rosemary Ruether, Howard Zinn, and the late Rev. William Sloane Coffin, who, after a stint in the CIA, became one of America’s leading civil rights, anti-war, and anti-nuclear activists?

If anyone who believes that 9/11 was an inside job is by definition an idiot, then Moncbiot would have to sling that label at Colonel Robert Bowman, former head of the U.S. “Star Wars” program; Andreas von Bülow, former State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Defense; former CIA analysts Bill Christison and Robert David Steele; former Scientific American columnist A. K. Dewdney; General Leonid Ivashov, former chief of staff of the Russian armed forces; Colonel Ronald D. Ray, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; all the members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, Veterans for 9/11 Truth, and Pilots for 9/11 Truth; and most of the individuals listed under “Professors Question 9/11” on the “Patriots Question 9/11” website.

One of the reasons these people reject the government’s conspiracy theory is that, if they were to accept the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Centre, they would need to affirm magical beliefs. A few examples:

The Twin Towers came straight down, which means that each building’s 287 steel columns all had to fail simultaneously; to believe this could happen without explosives is to believe in magic.

At the onset of each tower’s collapse, steel beams were ejected out as far as 600 feet; to believe that these horizontal ejections could be explained by gravitational energy, which is vertical, is to believe in magic.

Virtually all of the concrete in the towers was pulverized into extremely fine dust particles; to believe that fire plus gravity could have done this is to believe in magic.

WTC 7 and the towers came down at virtually free-fall speed, meaning that the lower floors, with all their steel and concrete, provided no resistance to the upper floors; to believe this could happen without explosives is to believe in magic.

Pools of molten metal were found under each building. Because steel does not begin to melt until it reaches about 1,540°C and yet the fires could not have gotten over 1000°C, to accept the fire theory is to believe in magic.

Monbiot, regarding the 9/11 truth movement’s conspiracy theory as a wrong-headed distraction, fails to see that the obviously false and truly distracting conspiracy theory is the official 9/11 myth, which has been used to justify imperial wars and increased militarism, thereby distracting attention from global apartheid and the ecological crisis. We focus on the 9/11 myth because, until it is exposed, getting our governments to focus wholeheartedly on the truly urgent issues of our time will be impossible.

David Ray Griffin has published over 30 books, including four about 9/11. His next book, Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory, will be out in April.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A crook, his crib and the trillion dollar heist. posted by lenin

There is a great flap in Washington at the moment over Lewis Libby, empire state-builder, trash novelist and Daddy's boy, being found guilty. Guilty, that is, of two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, and one of making false statements to the FBI. What the Democrats are making of it is of only passing interest, although you can imagine their pathetic choreographed roundelay mingling with the hideous bleating from the GOP that there must be a re-trial or an appeal (or, whisper it not, a pardon). As far as I can tell from the news reports, there is a highly effective bit of obfuscation going on in some of the reports. You do get a general picture of grubbiness: somehow, a senior figure in an administration stuffed with Iran-Contra crooks has been found to be a crook. What's more - and do try to hold on to your morals here - he actually told lies. A dangerous precedent has been established. Well, it's a little bit more interesting than that, and not only because Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has already contentedly announced that there will be no further charges filed.

The 'Plamegate affair' has not been reported on much across the ocean, and among the crimes of the Bush administration it would seem to be the least. Lewis Libby is found guilty of having sought to frustrate by various means an investigation into the leaking of the name of a classified CIA officer. Further, he sought to defend himself by lying to the court, and possibly with the implicit threat to release state secrets (something that his lawyer John D. Cline was notorious for during Iran-Contra) with the hope of forcing the state to back down on the trial. The CIA officer in question was Valerie Plame, wife of Joseph C. Wilson, a retired diplomat. He had been sent on a mission to investigate claims that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger. He turned up diddly-squat, and reported as much. Bush decided to cite the claim anyway, and yellow-cake-walked his way into Baghdad. Wilson thought that it was bad and wrong that a President of the United States should lie, and do so to terrorise the American people into accepting a war. There is no doubt that Bush had successfully done so: most Americans registered the success of the propaganda in polls, openly declaring the absurd beliefs that Saddam was a threat to the United States and was responsible for 9/11 (remember that before mid-2002 when the propaganda campaign kicked off, only 3% of Americans blamed Saddam for arranging the attack on the United States). And the 'yellow-cake' claims undoubtedly played their part. So, Wilson blew the whistle.

They couldn't have that, for although Ambassador Wilson was not well-known, he had given an insider's perspective to the New York Times, the so-called paper of fucking record (doesn't the phrase "paper of record" suggest the simultaneously haughty and cowering aspect of a court newsletter?) At the time, it was becoming clear that Iraq's nascent resistance movement would probably succeed in driving out the UN figleaf, and that support for the war that had been achieved by the propaganda was flagging. The possibility of being dragged down into urban combat with not only a lack of political will but positive discontent growing at home couldn't have looked very good. It was in that context that Wilson's op-eds were published. And it was in that context that the name of his wife and her occupation were leaked to the Opus Dei columnist Robert Novak and reported in a hit piece by him, with the suggestion that she had got him on the mission. The latter claim was amplified in subsequent reporting (so that people would understand that Wilson is a liar and a sneak and a baby who needs his wife to get him work, and therefore someone whom no one should take seriously). Novak, who is supposed to be seasoned journalist, simply told the entire story from the administration's point of view as was expected of him.

Actually, on this point, how the fuck can some of these people call themselves journalists? These people who not only lick the frigid fingers of the government, but are actually proud of their ability to get some smirking administration thug or crook on the phone. Judith Miller gets cosy with the government and the CIA's paid retinue of terrorists and putschists, regurgitates what they tell her, and still gets paid for that. Christopher Hitchens takes a trip to the Green Zone courtesy of the tax-payer, eats lunch with the military and never steps outside those 9-foot thick walls of concrete, comes back and says not only that the occupation is going wonderfully well, but he's rather annoyed that Fox News didn't tell him this. And he calls himself a fucking journalist? Worse, someone who aspires to turn journalism into literature. No: a lackey, a creep, a flunky, a whore, a sell-out and a groupie, all that, but not a journalist. And there are is a whole class of such people: on the one hand, the columnists, from the uber-rich Thomas Friedman to the inane Krauthammer, all puffed up, so confident that their deliberations are more than half-educated bar room bravado, forever outraged at how mean and unfair the world is to America's rulers; on the other hand, the less well-known but equally pernicious reporters whose docility, bovine readiness to tread and retread the same old lies, and willingness to assume the basic innocence of the United States government, is so handsomely rewarded.

Unsurprisingly, Wilson sees the revelations as a political reprisal for disloyalty. Several witnesses testifying in court said that Bush and Cheney were enraged by his relevations. Indeed, the problem of insubordination among CIA employees dissatisfied with having to mutilate intelligence findings to fit the White House's agenda was such that when Porter Goss replaced the fallen George Tenet as head of the CIA, he immediately reminded them that they worked for the executive of the United States government and that their role was to support the administration and its policies. Lewis Libby's role was presumably to take the information given to him by Vice President Dick Cheney and pass it on to many, many sympathetic sources. The effort to conceal information is certainly suggestive of an attempt to protect those who instructed him in the matter. Richard Armitage, a thick-skulled slab of a man, a gung-ho imperialist who blasted peasants to shreds in Vietnam, and a former State Department official, acknowledges leaking the name to Novack, but for some reason he doesn't seem to be facing any charges even though disclosing the name of a CIA agent is still illegal in Washington. You can get into trouble for it. On the face of it, it looks as if Libby alone has taken the fall for promulgating an administration attack on a critic and covering up for them.

All this tells you a lot about how things are done in Washington. The criminal enterprise that Wilson tried to expose is left well alone, while his wife made redundant, and he is repeatedly attacked and slandered by stampeding hordes of buffoons. Libby goes down because he was caught telling fibs to protect his masters, but no one cares who he was protecting or why, and no one will try to find out. The Iraq war will, on some estimates, cost between $1 trillion and $2 trillion by the time it's finished. It looks as if the imperial strategy is failing badly and is causing some alarm in segments of the American ruling class. However, no one in the current administration will suffer serious or permanent damage as things presently stand - the costs of empire are largely externalised to its victims - and quite a lot of people close to the administration have done rather well out of the venture. The Democrats are still largely convinced of the legitimacy of the effort, are determined to support it more intensely and may even try to take it further afield. They will appreciate this conviction because it hurts the Republicans, as it should. But they would no more seek further indictments or probe further into the issues than they would participate in a daisy-chain of arse-kicking, since one runs the risk of establishing troublesome precedents. So it's all coming down on Lewis Libby. According to Libby, he got the name 'Scooter' because his Daddy noticed how fast he could move across his little crib when he was a baby. He has a new crib to scoot around in for a few years.
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March 7, 2007 -- From inside the halls of Congress to the offices of Democratic politicians around the country there is increasing criticism of the stranglehold the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its political allies have on the Democratic Party's agenda and political message. WMR has spoken to a number of Democrats off-the-record and the story is much the same: Democratic leaders, from House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emmanuel to Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Dianne Feinstein -- pursuant to dictates from pro-Israeli political interests -- are curbing debate on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, impeachment, and generally, any strong or effective reaction by the Democrats to the Bush administration's and the neo-cons' disastrous war in Iraq. In various congressional districts, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is bypassing progressive Democratic candidates and replacing them with "centrist" and less anti-war candidates for the 2008 election.

Criticism within the Democratic Party of AIPAC is carried out very quietly. The consequence for any Democratic politician who is identified as speaking ill of the powerful lobby group is a political death sentence. However, from Washington DC to California, the message is much the same -- AIPAC and its allies are wearing down the patience of a number of Democrats who see the organization as a Republican and neo-con Trojan Horse within the Democratic Party. Next week, AIPAC will be holding its annual convention at the Washington, DC Convention Center. The gathering is bound to create more angst among Democrats -- with both Democratic presidential frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, tripping over themselves in seeking AIPAC campaign support.

The schism within the Democratic Party appeared when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to allow ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Jane Harman of California to become chairman. Pelosi was backed by powerful House Defense Appropriations Committee chairman John Murtha. That set off a battle for the House Majority Leader position between Murtha and Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Hoyer handily won the election while Pelosi supported Murtha. Hoyer's sister, Bernice Manocherian, has served as an executive president of AIPAC.

The controversy about Harman arose after she attempted to interfere in the Justice Department's investigation of AIPAC for espionage. Harman's links to AIPAC sank her chances of becoming HPSCI chair. Harman reportedly agreed to work with Republican chairman Peter Hoekstra to avoid an investigation of the cooked up pre-war intelligence on Iraq in return for the Bush administration going easy on the investigation of AIPAC officials Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, both later indicted for receiving highly classified documents from Israeli Pentagon spy Larry Franklin. After the Libby trial, the next major bombshells are expected to come from the Rosen and Weissman trial, set for June 4. The AIPAC conference next week will undoubtedly be readying for public relations spin for June's "perfect storm" -- sentencing for Libby is scheduled for June 5, the day after the Rosen and Weismann trial commences.

The last straw for some Democrats is quiet but firm backing from AIPAC-allied politicians and special interests for a presidential pardon for convicted former Vice President Chief of Staff Irving Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Even as Libby was being found guilty, the Libby Legal Defense Fund announced a new member had joined its advisory committee. He is Charles Heimbold, Jr., former Chairman and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and a former U.S. ambassador to Sweden. Advisory Committee Chairman Mel Sembler, the former U.S. ambassador to Italy whose fingerprints are found on the transmittal of the bogus Niger documents from Italian hands to the Bush administration -- one of the incidents that led to CIA Leakgate -- said the following about the conviction of Libby: "Scooter is a good man and a distinguished public servant who has been wrongly accused."

Other Libby Defense Fund advisory committee members who continue to support the convicted felon include Mary Matalin, former aide to Dick Cheney and wife of Democratic Party insider and Hillary Clinton supporter James Carville; former Education Secretary William Bennett; former HUD Secretary Jack Kemp; former Attorney General Edwin Meese III; former Senator Don Nickles; former Rep. Bill Paxon; former Clinton Middle East envoy Dennis Ross; former Senator Alan Simpson; Hollywood straphanger and former Senator Fred Thompson; and former CIA Director James Woolsey. The one question that can be asked of all these and other Libby Advisory Committee members is: "Why do they hate America so much?"

Libby Defense Find features this photo of Libby with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. Libby once penned a novel titled "The Apprentice," which featured pedophilia, bestiality, and rape. Karzai is rumored by our Afghanistan sources to be an aficionado of "boy dancers," underage male strip dancers that are popular with Karzai's fellow Pashtun warlords. One reason the Taliban banned music and dancing was to eliminate the attendant sexual exploitation of boys by the Pashtun elite.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

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Neocon “Academic” Cohen Evades Media Criticism
Monday March 05th 2007, 9:30 pm

Now that Anna Nicole Smith is buried, the corporate media has adopted yet another tawdry spectacle—the gruesome dismemberment of a Shelby Township, Michigan, woman. But if murder is not your cup of tea, you can always perch before the plasma screen and observe the disgusting pageant of Ann Coulter, once again dominating what passes for news as she slanders presidential hopeful-selectee John Edwards, calling him a “faggot,” a comment that inspired Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, to proclaim it is a shame Coulter did not instead remark upon Edwards’ “radical agenda.” Of course, John Edwards is no more or less “radical” than any of the other contenders, one-worlders all—but never mind, we have a false paradigm to uphold here.

Meanwhile, the corporate media deems the character and agenda of Eliot Cohen not worth mention. As you may recall, as noted here last week, Cohen was elevated to the enviable—or not, unless you’re a neocon—position of handling Condi Rice, the Secretary of State considered a dismal failure all around. Cohen’s appointment gained a granule of notice in the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post, near week’s end, and the San Francisco Chronicle and the neocon friendly New York Sun noticed as well, but the spin was immediately sent into orbit, as all around described Mr. Cohen as a “prominent writer” and “academic” who “pulled no punches in his criticism of the military occupation of Iraq,” as if the guy is a stark raving peacenik casting about flower petals.

In fact, the guy is a stark raving Straussian, an Israel First fanatic, avidly chomping at the bit to shock and awe Iran and realize the remainder of the neocon plan in short order, that is the methodical reduction of the Arab and Muslim Middle East to a smoldering shell of death and misery.

“It is not hyperbole to say that Cohen is as extremist a neoconservative and warmonger as it gets,” writes Glenn Greenwald for Salon. “Unlike the more political neoconservatives, who are very careful about what they say and go to great lengths to conceal their ultimate goals, Cohen has been an academic and thus more explicit about the theoretical underpinnings of his worldview. “We are in the middle of World War IV,” Greenwald summarizes Cohen’s “philosophy,” more accurately a dangerous psychopathic obsession. “We have numerous countries against whom we must wage war. The highest strategic priority is to change the government of Iran, with whom we can never negotiate. And the ultimate goal is to rule the world with our military force as the Supreme Imperial Power.”

That is the neoconservative vision at its core. And the untold damage it has wreaked on our country has not diminished their influence in any way in this administration. They are still in control, particularly in the area they care about most—the Middle East. And they have dealt with their greatest fear—war-avoidance with Iran prior to regime change—by installing one of their very own extremists to scrutinize and check the State Department.

This is really the debate America needs most, but is also the one we are furthest away from being able to conduct—is the goal of the U.S. really to maintain and expand imperial world domination? The dangers to our country from that pursuit are grave and obvious. They are precisely the ones about which, among others, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Dwight Eisenhower most urgently warned, and Jefferson similarly emphasized continuously that the most important obligation a country has is to avoid war except when the nation’s security is directly attacked.

But that, more than anything, accounts for the current predicament of America. We have ceased adhering in these matters to the principles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Dwight Eisenhower, and have instead become a nation of Dick Cheneys, Victor Davis Hansons, Richard Perles, and Eliot Cohens.

Unfortunately, Greenwald, like so many smart people, aims too high, or maybe it is too low. It must be emphatically stated Cohen and the neocons are not dismissive of the sort of values espoused by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (it is a mistake to put Eisenhower in their league)—in fact, they are downright contemptuous, if the truth be told.

Eliot Cohen was not a student of Leo Strauss, but he was the next best thing—he was a student of Harvey C. Mansfield Jr., as was another Straussian, William Kristol, the latter who dons a boyish and disarming smile on Fox News, thus masking his true nature, that is hankering for the destruction of life as we know it (see Robert Howse’s Leo Strauss—Man of War? Straussianism, Iraq, and the Neocons). Other neocons, namely Abram Shulsky and Paul Wolfowitz, were taught directly by Strauss (Shulsky currently heads the Iranian Directorate, tasked with “cherry picking, manipulating, and even planting intelligence abroad that would support a case against Iran in the minds of the public,” according to sources cited by Larisa Alexandrovna).

From his perch at Harvard, Mansfield, fat on the meat of numerous Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships, instructs his students on Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the concept of “manliness,” a quality obviously in short supply among effete, university and foundation-bound chicken hawk neocons. Mansfield “is a self-described Straussian,” according to Wikipedia, that is to say Mansfield is radically opposed to liberalism—not the soft and squishy modern version of liberalism, mind you, but classical liberalism going back to the Magna Carta. “The hallmark of Strauss’ approach to philosophy was his hatred of the modern world, his belief in a totalitarian system, run by ‘philosophers,’ who rejected all universal principles of natural law, but saw their mission as absolute rulers, who lied and deceived a foolish ‘populist’ mass, and used both religion and politics as a means of disseminating myths that kept the general population in clueless servitude,” explains Jeffrey Steinberg. “For Strauss and all of his protégés (Strauss personally had 100 Ph.D. students, and the ‘Straussians’ now dominate most university political science and philosophy departments), the greatest object of hatred was the United States itself, which they viewed as nothing better than a weak, pathetic replay of ‘liberal democratic’ Weimar Germany.”

Mansfield is a proponent of “extra-legal powers” bestowed upon the presidency, or in Bush’s case, the unitary decidership. “Mansfield argues that the U.S. Constitution creates a strong executive because the framers understood that the rule of law won’t suffice in an emergency,” writes David Luban. “Unlike the currently notorious arguments of John Yoo, based on (selective) use of founding-era history, Mansfield defends the monarchical executive through philosophical abstractions,” arguments hauntingly like those espoused by Carl Schmitt, the “Crown Jurist of the Third Reich.” Strauss and Schmitt “were once close professionally,” notes Alan Wolfe, “Schmitt supported Strauss’s application for a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship to Paris in 1932, the same year in which Strauss published a review of Schmitt’s most important book, The Concept of the Political.”

For Schmitt, the concept of “friend and enemy” makes the world go around. In other words, for the sake of social and political cohesion, a perennial enemy must exist, and it is essential such an enemy present a serious threat, even a mortal danger, and thus the Schmittian “power of the exception” must fall to the executive. “Sovereign is he who holds the power of the exception,” writes Hitler’s jurist. “Much present-day thinking puts civil liberties and the rule of law to the fore and forgets to consider emergencies when liberties are dangerous and law does not apply. But it is precisely difficult situations that we should think about and counsels of perfection that we should avoid,” Mansfield wrote last year for the Weekly Standard. “In Machiavelli’s terms, ordinary power needs to be supplemented or corrected by the extraordinary power of a prince, using wise discretion.”

Eliot Cohen, tutored well by the Machiavellian Mansfield, does “not want to avoid war at all, but instead believe[s] that it’s glorious and elegant and empowering,” as Greenwald writes. Cohen and the Straussian neocons “want to ensure a state of Permanent War, complete with all of the internal constrictions of liberty which wars inevitably entail, because they view the United States not as a republic, but as an empire which—in order to fulfill all sorts of agendas—can, should and must rule the world with superior military force. There is a temptation to dismiss ‘those same people’ as irrelevant extremists, but as Cohen’s Friday-announced appointment reflects, they are anything but irrelevant.”

Indeed, they are hardly irrelevant—not that most of us notice, thanks to a corporate media selling instead “Barbie Bandits” and the prospect of Britney Spears committing “inevitably weird” suicide while in rehab.

Unfortunately, on the day after “World War Four” kicks off, thanks to Straussians in high places, we will be headed to the same fate Schmitt’s Germany suffered, that is to say a dreadful place replete with misery and hardship. In 1946, after a short stay in an internment camp, Schmitt was allowed to return to his home town of Plettenberg, where he continued his studies, including lectures in fascist Spain.

No doubt our neocons will experience likewise—albeit minus the internment camp, because here in America we love and laud our war criminals and scoundrels, as Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, and Henry Kissinger, to name but three, can attest.

Monday, March 05, 2007

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9-11 Insider Nicholas Rockefeller's Proprietary Cashless Society Technology and Databases
author: J'accuse
[This is original reporting, and very timely, please post.] The Very Visible Nicholas Rockefeller's Invisible Panopticon: His United Nations Aired Ideas for a Private Proprietary Database and Technology for a Global Wireless Cashless Consumer Panopticon, all under Nicholas Rockefeller, a 9-11 Insider.

9-11 "security" issues only set up wider "state driven appeal" for the his proprietary technology platform for a cashless society. 9-11 Insider Nicholas Rockefeller, predicts 9-11 justified Middle East invasions a year in advance--and only months before 9-11 sees fit as well to start up a pilot project for a cashless society. He has additionally been involved in THREE separate global people monitoring database corporations detailed below.

"The cashless society will be controlled by the Rockefellers, and it will be microwave based, wireless, and controlled off the phone tower network"--if he has his way. China is his model. See what he is doing in China below, and see how there is huge synergy between his fingers and his minions' fingers in the corporations US Search, Zebasearch, and GlobalAgora--all linked to him.

911 Insider Nicholas Rockefeller opens GlobalAgora cashless society tech 7-2001
9-11 Insider Nicholas Rockefeller

...Chinese media on the story...
Talk about concentrating power in corruptible human hands.

Meet your so called "invisible hand" of the markets, and shake his digital grip over your life--that he wants.

9-11 Insider Nicholas Rockefeller's visible hands are seen three times over as the single controller of US Search, Zebasearch, and GlobalAgora. And that single controller of Nicholas Rockefeller is a 9-11 Insider--who Aaron Russo says is "obsessed" with global monitoring, and with creating a "papers please" fascist police state.

Find out about these three corporations below:

The Re-Visible Rockefeller Hand: the Private Global Panopticon as a Rockefeller family Enterprise, under Nicholas Rockefeller, 9-11 Insider

The Very Visible Nelson Rockefeller's Invisible Panopticon: His United Nations Aired Ideas for a Private Proprietary Database and Technology for a Global Wireless Cashless Consumer Panopticon, all under Nicholas Rockefeller, a 9-11 Insider

The cashless society will be controlled by the Rockefellers, and it will be microwave based, wireless, and controlled off the phone tower network--if he has his way. China is his model. See what he is doing in China below, and see how there is huge synergy between his fingers and his minions' fingers in the corporations US Search, Zebasearch, and GlobalAgora--all linked to him.


Nicholas Rockefeller predicted in early 2000 to a friend he found "un-recruitable to the CFR", Aaron Russo (which probably led in the past several years for Russo to rush through making America: Freedom to Fascism), that an event would soon happen to allow for a Caspian pipeline, an Afghanistan invasion, and an Iraq invasion.

Eleven months later, Russo said, Nicholas Rockefeller got his wish: the 9-11 events happened and sure enough, soon there was a Caspian pipeline, an Afghanistan invasion, and an Iraq invasion.

Nicholas Rockefeller Predicted "Event" To Trigger War Eleven Months Before 9/11
Hollywood director Russo recalls remarkable "forecast" of coming attack

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | October 28 2006

Hollywood director and documentary film maker Aaron Russo, currently receiving a wave of plaudits for his latest release, America: From Freedom to Fascism told The Alex Jones Show that Nicholas Rockefeller had personally assured him there was going to be an "event" that would trigger the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq eleven months before 9/11 took place.

Saying he had been approached many times by the Rockefellers and other members of the CFR elite in an attempt to recruit him, Russo recalled a conversation that would come home to roost on September 11, 2001.

"Here's what I do know first hand - I know that about eleven months to a year before 9/11 ever happened I was talking to my Rockefeller friend (Nicholas Rockefeller) and he said to me 'Aaron there's gonna be an event' and he never told me what the event was going to be - I'm not sure he knew what the event was going to be I don't know that he knew that," said Russo.

Russo related how Rockefeller knew precisely what the event would lead to and which countries would be militarily targeted by the elite.

"He just said there's gonna be an event and out of that event we're gonna invade Afghanistan so we can run pipelines through the Caspian sea, we can go into Iraq to take the oil and establish bases in the middle east and to make the middle east part of the new world order and we're going to go after Venezuela - that's what's going to come out of this event."

"Eleven months to a year later that's what happened....he certainly knew that something was going to happen."

"In my relationships with some of these people I can tell you that it's as evil as it really gets - this is it - this is the game," stated Russo - also relating how members of the elite were routinely obsessed by creating a world identification society where people had to carry ID cards and prove who they were at all times.

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watch America: From Freedom to Fascism for free. This film Russo rushed through production likely right after he realized his close "Rockefeller friend" was a clear accessory to mass murder in the 9-11 events, as fascist plots were being hatched from the U.S. military and the Bush/Cheney clique around 9-11. However, Russo's film starts this slow fascist coup back in 1913, toward how the Federal Reserve began to create the perfect totalitarian monitored society--of which Nicholas Rockefeller's additions to this totalitarian society are detailed and coming out into the open only from Summer 2001 to the present (in the article below).

Google once censored Russo's film and deleted it--until Aaron Russo himself authorized its uploading for people to watch for free. Google hacks remain silent--for now. The film has moved steadily up after Google stopped censoring it:

Today Yesterday
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Aaron Russo's _America Freedom to Fascism_ Authorized version
18,091 yesterday

Read that quote once more:

"...obsessed by creating a world identification society where people had to carry ID cards and prove who they were at all times..."--say, through a cashless purchase network that is "no opt out, sorry"?

How could anyone ever get such a totalitarian system off the ground, you ask. People would oppose it.

However, it's been in operation live as a test model in China since July 2001. And this is linked to Nicholas Rockefeller as well, through GlobalAgora "proprietary" wireless phone network purchasing, in league with only Chinese state owned shopping department stores.

Who is Nicholas Rockefeller? A closet member of the Pakistani ISI, its chief known to have paid off Mohammad Atta soon before a meeting with U.S. Congressmen for a "working breakfast" in the U.S. Capitol during the events of 9-11? A member of the Chinese Communist Party? A global corporate revolutionary for a police state consumer infrastructure run by his family?

Can he be all three?

And more to the point, if he got 9-11 right, what else is Nicholas Rockefeller "planning?"

Some official biographies--not generally given to the masses--about Nicholas Rockefeller note:

Nicholas Rockefeller is or was a partner in the law firm of Perkins Cole LLP. First surname Perkins is Skull and Bones Perkins of the 1830s-1840s--thus, drug lords. Later, Mr. Perkins of the same family is Morgan bank's right hand man, who lived in the Teddy Roosevelt White House just so Teddy could get the word from Morgan every morning what to do with himself.

Nelson Rockefeller's law practice has been marked by the filing of a brief on behalf of respondent in the Supreme Court case of United States v. O'Hagan and by the featuring of a number of his transactions in leading periodicals.

He is a member of the world totalitarian revolutionary body, the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a branch of the British Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Additionally, he is a member of: the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Advisory Board of RAND, the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pacific Council on International Relations, the Board of the Western Justice Center Foundation, the Central China Development Council, and has served as a participant in the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute.

Nicholas Rockefeller recently chaired a panel at the United Nations on e-Commerce and is a co-author of Economic Strategy and National Security.

However, for the public, it is strange when in his official biographies it says he's a co-author of this book in his official blurb--though actually he doesn't want people to know he did co-author this book in public venues, with his Rockefeller name on the cover as a co-editor. For public consumption instead says it is merely "edited" by Patrick DeSouza, a close sponsored minion of Nicholas Rockefeller.
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"Patrick DeSouza is a banker with Violy, Byorum & Partners Holdings LLC-an investment bank focused on Latin America. During 1997-98, he served in the White House as a Director for Inter-American Affairs on President Clinton's National Security Council. He is a graduate of Columbia College, Yale Law School, and Stanford Graduate School. Dr. DeSouza has been a term member, international affairs fellow, and the inaugural "Next Generation" fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of several articles on foreign economic policy and law.

The DeSouza/Nicholas Rockefeller book was published in 2000, a year before 9-11, right as Nicholas Rockefeller was additionally toying with telling Aaron Russo he knew the 'when and why' of a future 9-11 event--so he assuredly knew the 'what where and who' as well.

The 'cloaked authorship/editorial' hand of Nicholas Rockefeller can be seen in the blurb of the book Economic Strategy and National Security, where it reads:

"The years 1998 and 1999 were filled with economic events that illustrated the changing and complex agenda for American foreign policy in entering the new millennium. In this volume, former senior members of the Clinton and Bush Administrations and a "next generation" of private sector voices set forth and analyze the new intersections between economic strategy and national security. Emerging markets are considered, as well as new threats and new opportunities that are changing our conception of American security.

"This book arises from a three-year project by the Council on Foreign Relations, one of the world's premier foreign policy think tanks [founded by the Cecil Rhodes Anglo-American revolutionary internationalists], to articulate a "Next Generation" approach to American foreign policy.

"The volume is intended for those interested in foreign policy and as a supplement to university level courses on international relations and business.The financial, trade, technology, and regional and sectoral topics covered by this book are especially timely. World financial markets have showed themselves to be increasingly integrated and volatile with the introduction of new information technologies.

"Global markets for goods have showed themselves to be more fragmented and more difficult to free [i.e., enslave to the corporate internationalists] because of populist concerns over labor and environmental protections. [Those crazy super-majorities of the public of the world supporting "concerns over labor and environmental protections." (sarcasm)] Meanwhile, electronic commerce will change international economic relations.

[It will? How, says author Nicholas Rockefeller? Because he owns the technology, keep reading.]

"Regionally, Asia and Russia-our post-Cold War focus-are economically in turmoil. Latin America, our fastest growing market and prospective twenty-first century focus, is teetering due to the lack of foreign reserves. In addition to these changing dynamics, new economic threats such as corruption and information terrorism counter balance new opportunities to influence the world through American know-how in technology and venture capital.

[Nicholas Rockefeller talking about his autobiography once more thinking it is the same as talking world history: he's a Rockefeller proprietary technology owner and a venture capitalist.]

"As evidenced most clearly by the October 1998 vote on [unConstitutionally authorized] Fast Track trade authority for the president, domestic audiences seem to be fueled more by negative messages brought by "economic nationalists" than by those who seek a more "internationalist" approach...

[that "positively" supports destruction of labor rights worldwide and destruction of the enviroment (sarcasm)].

"This communications reality is dangerous and requires attention [and police state apparatus to be in place and used] by the new generation of American leaders who have begun their run for the presidency by the time this book reaches the shelves. This book begins to outline new concepts-political, economic, and philosophical-for American foreign policy in the twenty-first century. In addition, it seeks to drive home the need for the American people to better understand our likely engagement in the new world upon which we are embarking."

Which "we" is that?

Is that the "royal we" once more, with Nicholas Rockefeller referring only to his own embarking on technology and e-commerce?

Are we really embarking with him? Or pushed, onto a sealed train car? Onto a a wireless e-commerce grid that he owns?

Those "dangerous economic nationalists" he talks about? Are they a security threat, in their eyes? What's the danger? Voting? (oh...well--they just took care of that in 2001-3 in the U.S., security mission accomplished for a one party state run "of the global pedophiles, by the global pedophiles, and for the global pedophiles, shall not perish from this earth".)

Nicholas Rockefeller has the same background institutionally as his covername DeSouza: Nicholas is a member of the Board of Visitors at the Law Schools of the University of Oregon and Pepperdine University and is active in the affairs of Yale University and Yale Law School, from which he graduated as well.

Another official biography, left with the SEC for Nicholas Rockefeller, reads:

"He is a partner with the international law firm of Perkins Coie, LLP where he represents a number of U.S. and foreign companies engaged in financial transactions based here and abroad. He brings to the Company his extensive experience in finance, international transactions, and government relations. Recently Mr. Rockefeller has been principal attorney in matters involving resort financing, U.S. government guarantee of a foreign investment, several venture capital capitalizations and middle market recapitalizations. Mr. Rockefeller also serves as a Managing Partner of the Rockvest Development Group and its affiliate, the Rockefeller International Fund. In recent years, the Fund has made substantial direct and portfolio investments in Emerging Market Economies. Domestically, the Group supervises investments in publicly traded securities and in private enterprises and maintains an active venture capital portfolio.

"He is Chairman of the Board of Rockefeller Asia, a financial services company with emphasis on infrastructure projects in telecommunications, transportation, and energy.

[Keep that in mind.]

"He is a Managing Director of Trenwith Holdings, a merchant bank specializing in middle market transactions. Mr. Rockefeller is a director of Las Aquilas Doradas, the Campaign for Minority Engineers and the Western Justice Center Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Oregon Law School and The Pepperdine University School of Law. Also, Mr. Rockefeller is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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"a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations."

What's so intersting about the CFR issue is that another NWOderite, ex Vice Presidential Candidate and CFR member Gary Hart, was surprisingly working on yet another "prep for the police state dream organization" in his Hart-Rudman Commission, which he had ready by May 2001, ready to introduce after 9-11.

CFR's Gary Hart (another 9-11 Insider) is actually in the DeSouza/Rockefeller book as well.

It is reported that, in addition to Nicholas Rockefeller being in the know of 9-11 future events, Gary Hart was a 9-11 events insider on some level as well--since Hart took it upon himself to warn Condi Rice about not flying that day.

So! Who is Gary Hart to warn then National Security Adviser Condi Rice? Though perhaps that IS indeed the proper question to ask.

Yet another Nicholas Rockefeller bio mentions that he is an attorney with the law firm of Troop Meisinger Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey, LLP, and has been with the firm since June 1997, prior to which he was engaged in the private practice of law for ten years. Mr. Rockefeller also serves as a Managing Principal of the Rockvest Development Group and its affiliate, the Rockefeller International Fund, which supervises investments in publicly traded securities and private enterprises and maintains an active venture capital portfolio. Mr. Rockefeller is also Chairman of Rockefeller Asia, a financial services company. Mr. Rockefeller is a member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars, and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School. Mr. Rockefeller is the trustee of The SHMNM Investment Trust, which is currently a stockholder of the Company and which was established pursuant to a stockholders' agreement between Mr. Nicholas
Matzorkis and The Kushner-Locke Company.

[The "SHMNM"? What?]

"Mr. Rockefeller was elected a director of the Company as the director designated by the trust pursuant to the stockholders' agreement."

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US Search

What is this "SHMNM" group, involving Nicholas Rockefeller, Nicholas "Nick" Matzorkis, and The Kushner-Locke Company? Both of them have huge blocks of stock 'hidden' away in them from US Search, giving particluarly Nicholas Rockefeller a huge 'cloaked' control of US Search.

According to the SEC, the "US SEARCH CORP COM" Proxy Statement (definitive) (DEF 14A) PROPOSAL 3, says it represents 10000 shares held by Mr. Matzorkis and ****1751064 shares held by The SHMNM Investment Trust, an irrevocable trust managed by Nicholas Rockefeller..."***

The full stock ownership of this global database corporation US Search:

Shares Beneficially
Owned (Including
Shares Issuable
pursuant to Options
Exercisable within
60 days of
April 14, 2000)
Name of Beneficial Owner** Number Percent
-------------------------- ------------ ----------
The Kushner-Locke Company...........................9,608,080.....53.56%
11601 Wilshire Boulevard, 21st Floor
Los Angeles, California 90025
The SHMNM Investment Trust..........................1,751,064.....9.76
2029 Century Park East, 24th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
Brent N. Cohen(1)...................................170,000......*
William G. Langley(2)...............................43,978.......*
Nicholas Matzorkis(3)...............................1,761,064....9.82
Meg Shea-Chiles(4)..................................43,978.......*
Peter Locke(5)......................................9,619,868....53.59
Donald Kushner(6)...................................9,619,868....53.59
Nicholas Rockefeller(7).............................1,762,852....9.82
Harry B. Chandler(8)................................11,788.......*
Alan C. Mendelson(9)................................14,288.......*
All executive officers and directors as a group (11

[64.07%! Pretty tightly held corporation to dominate the world's database information, eh? Add in the other 10 percent or so from Nicholas Rockefeller controlled SHMNM block of shares and 75% of US Search's global private personnel database is controlled by the voices of about 11 people.]

* Represents beneficial ownership of less than one percent of the common

** Does not include information as to C. Nicholas Keating, Jr. and Robert J.
Richards, who were no longer officers or directors of the Company as of April 14, 2000.

(1) Represents 10,000 shares held by Mr. Cohen and 160,000 shares subject to options held by Mr. Cohen that are exercisable within 60 days. Mr. Cohen's option is subject to the approval of the stockholders of Proposal 2 to amend the Amended and Restated 1998 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the total number of shares reserved for issuance.

(2) Represents 43,978 shares subject to options held by Mr. Langley that are exercisable within 60 days.

(3) Represents 10,000 shares held by Mr. Matzorkis and 1,751,064 shares held by The SHMNM Investment Trust, an irrevocable trust managed by Nicholas Rockefeller, a director of the Company, as trustee for the sole benefit of Susan Hanle, Mr. Matzorkis' spouse. Mr. Matzorkis, an executive officer of the Company, may be deemed to share voting and investment power as to all of the shares held by The SHMNM Investment Trust because his spouse, Susan Hanle, is its sole beneficiary, and therefore may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of such shares. Mr. Matzorkis disclaims beneficial ownership as to all of such 1,751,064 shares held by The SHMNM Investment Trust.

(4) Represents 43,978 shares subject to options held by Ms. Shea-Chiles that are exercisable within 60 days.

(5) Represents 9,608,080 shares held by The Kushner-Locke Company ("Kushner- Locke") and 11,788 shares subject to options held by Mr. Locke that are exercisable within 60 days. Mr. Locke served as the Company's President from September 1998 through February 1999, and currently serves as a director of the Company. Mr. Locke may be deemed to share voting and investment power as to all of the shares held by Kushner-Locke because of his position as Co-Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of Kushner-Locke, and therefore may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of such shares. Mr. Locke disclaims beneficial ownership as to all of the 9,608,080 shares held by Kushner-Locke.

(6) Represents 9,608,080 shares held by Kushner-Locke and 11,788 shares subject to options held by Mr. Kushner that are exercisable within 60 days. Mr. Kushner, a director of the Company, may be deemed to share voting and investment power as to all of the shares held by Kushner-Locke because of his position as Co-Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of Kushner-Locke, and therefore may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of such shares. Mr. Kushner disclaims beneficial ownership as to all of the 9,608,080 shares held by Kushner-Locke.

(7) Represents 1,751,064 shares held by The SHMNM Investment Trust, of which Mr. Rockefeller is trustee, and 11,788 shares subject to options held by Mr. Rockefeller that are exercisable within 60 days.

(8) Represents 11,788 shares subject to options held by Mr. Chandler that are exercisable within 60 days.

(9) Represents 2,500 shares held by [historically Rockefeller family controlled] City National Bank, as Trustee for the Cooley Godward LLP Profit Sharing Plan, F/B/O Alan C. Mendelson and 11,788 shares subject to options held by Mr. Mendelson that are exercisable within 60 days.

(10) Includes shares described in the notes above, as applicable. Includes shares which the following executive officers and directors of the Company have the right to acquire within 60 days after the date of this table pursuant to outstanding options: Brent N. Cohen, 160,000 shares; William G. Langley, 43,978; Nicholas Matzorkis, 0 shares; Karol Pollock, 0 shares; Robert Anderson, 0 shares; Meg Shea-Chiles, 43,978; Peter Locke, 11,788 shares; Donald Kushner, 11,788 shares; Nicholas Rockefeller, 11,788 shares; Harry B. Chandler, 11,788 shares; Alan C. Mendelson, 11,788 shares; and all executive officers and directors as a group, 306,896 shares.

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So SHMNM and Kushner-Locke Company make out big time with ownership of US Search, a global database corporation, and Nicholas Rockefeller manages one of these as an "irrevokable trust."

This US Search is something that he and a handful of other globalists seem to highly value. We'll come back to that in a moment.

Is the Kushner-Locke Company somehow in the same global surveillance network? It's run out of Beverly Hills--where Matzorkis hails from as well--and is a corporation with 59 million dollars in stock. However, it owns some rather "slasher" violent low budget films in its collection.

Company Name Location Sales ($mil) Company Type
The Kushner-Locke Company Beverly Hills, CA, United States $59.6 Public (Pink Sheets: KLOC)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nicholas Rockefeller, with his one link remove from the Hale Bopp Comet Cult connection, is interested in some kind of deal making with this Kushner-Locke Company, as it owns such "B-classic" death cult/psyop/(MKULTRA programming?) films.

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Kushner-Locke Company:

Kushner-Locke has been hoping to get a lock on low budget television and film. The company owns 1,000-plus hours of original TV programming, including TV series, mini-series, and made-for-TV movies. Kushner-Locke's feature films are developed for cable, pay-TV, and theatrical markets. Its library includes approximately 250 titles, including Freeway; But I'm A Cheerleader; and The Last Time I Committed Suicide.

Struggling with debt, Kushner-Locke filed for Chapter 11 and has been operating under bankruptcy protection since 2001 [until "The Big (Hale) Bopper" Matzorkis comes along with Nicholas Rockefeller]. Kushner-Locke is in the process of reorganizing its operations and plans to exit bankruptcy in 2006.

--perhaps with a little help from the Rockefellers.

Another corporation besides US Search with Nicholas Rockefeller connections is Zabasearch


One Click Leads to 20 Years of Your Info
[and three companies all linked to "9-11 insider" Nicholas Rockefeller in doing it]

Thursday, July 28, 2005

CHICAGO — Ray Schabell recently logged on to a popular people-search Web site, and was surprised to learn just how much personal information about himself was available with a couple of mouse clicks. [He would additionally be surprised to find that it is linked back to the Rockefeller family.]

Schabell, an Arlington Heights, Ill., resident, discovered that the Web site, Zabasearch (search), had all sorts of personal information — including dates of birth, home addresses and home phone numbers, both listed and unlisted.

"It's incredible," said Schabell. "It's got one ... two ... three ... four ... five ... six different addresses that I've lived at over the last 20 years."


But the easy availability of this kind of information to the general public makes some [majority of the] people nervous.

"Put this information in the wrong [Rockefeller] hands and it could be disastrous," said Schabell. "A lot of us have a reasonable expectation of privacy, and we're not getting it."

Companies like Zabasearch are part of a multibillion-dollar online people-search industry. But the surprising part is that the public helped build these massive Internet databases of names and addresses, often without realizing it.

"You gave [personal information] to somebody," said ***Zabasearch founder Nicholas Matzorkis*** [a founder with Nicholas Rockefeller connections] "You put it out there in the public domain. It could be subscribing to a magazine ... applying or getting a credit card... possibly filling out a sweepstakes."

Zabasearch, which gets over two million hits per day, does not list social security numbers on their Web site [publicly, that is], and Matzorkis says that it's impossible to steal somebody's identity from the type of information available on Zabasearch.

[Suddenly once private information is attempting to be turned into "only by request" in the panopticon society. And even then Matzorkis says, with a nyah-nyah: "doesn't eliminate it from the records or the voluminous public record databases". So go ahead. Opt out. Do it. It will just go in your file you WANTED to opt out. Thanks.]

People can "opt out" of websites like Zabasearch, but detailed personal information can still be found on the Internet.

"By removing your name or record from [our private Rockefeller files at] Zabasearch doesn't eliminate it from the records or the voluminous public record databases," said Matzorkis, who [just takes the public records back once more from the databases, and combines them] compares the effort to block the flow of information online to trying to use your fingers to plug a crumbling dam. ["A crumbling dam?" He likes crumbling dams? Or is that a dam with Rockefeller dynamite placed near the base that is "sorry, going to explode anyway, we are going to let it happen."]

"We have run out of appendages," [?] said Matzorkis. "There is no stopping the dam." [or the panopticon blitzkrieg, he is saying, is his Rockefeller ordered policy.]

Click here to learn more about protecting yourself from identify theft. [and likely hear a little digital evil laugh of Matzorkis played over and over]

Some Internet companies do ask for permission before collecting personal information, a process called "opting in." Internet privacy groups have long lobbied congress to make "opting in" the law. [which it should be, the default should be privacy, instead of automatic panopticon.]

But the [corrupt] federal government has instead gone in the opposite direction [of automatic panopticon and the privatization of surveillance databases thus without all those nasty legal issues if "the government" wants to know something illegally, it just hires someone else to find out for them in a private organization that colates the organization outside of it. The U.S. is...]...going for an "opt out" approach that puts the responsibility for online personal information squarely onto the individual.

[even though Zabaseach says "just go ahead and try it?" "Opt out" is sort of like saying "I'm going to steal all the cars in your city at one go, if some of you want your cars back, you have the right to find me and ask me for them." The "opt out, sucker!" fascism ideology is additionally being used on simply starting up forced medical testing of the general public in synthetic blood, a human experiment conducted through hospitals on unsuspecting people without their required knowledge in some cities throughout the U.S. Of course they say "you have the right to opt out", though they don't actually inform anyone they have already claimed jurisdiction over your private blood for an experiment should you be in an accident. Interestingly, the Rockefeller family in the early 1920s, had already bought up the blood bank infrastructure of the United States, as well.]

Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a consumer advocacy group [so called], says that there isn't much that an individual can do about having their personal information on the Internet.

"It is just plain not possible to wipe your information off of these databases," said Givens. [Thanks--with consumer watchdogs like you being quoted for the 'other side of the story', there is nothing on the other side of the story particularly when it contradicts the fact that a law could be passed to make "opt in" the only policy, period, as said above. Obviously she's not promoting much consumer privacy, despite her title.]

She says that while the type of [Rockefeller] information companies like Zabasearch offer is not in and of itself that useful to an identity thief, what identity thieves often do is put together bits and pieces of information from several different sources.

[..."often do is put together bits and pieces of information from several different sources..."--you mean like Nicholas Rockefeller? Who is connected to several of these database corporations as well as microwave digital e-commerce pilot projects in China, through types of special multi-purpose cell phones? Could that be one of the issues as well in the U.S.'s recent completely illegal (from the anti-monopoly laws on the books) consolidation of the phone companies networks? Or of course their illegal contract breaking use and monitoring of all phone calls, everywhere? The cashless society network will be off illegally consolidated and illegally tapped microwave phone networks and the cell phones.]

Givens says that the final piece of information necessary to steal somebody's identity — a social security number — comes from public records at a local level, often from property tax files. [However, this contradicts that social security numbers are indeed on the web as well, thus available for Zabasearch, unlike what she said, since:]

"A lot of counties are putting their government records on the Internet these days," said Givens. "And many of them if not most them are doing it without thinking [or WITH THINKING AND MALICE] about just what it is they are revealing."

[She just sort of thinks a global fascist surveillance database of phone records, consumer records, and governmental information in private jurisdiction is just sort of being organized, by mistake, I guess?

She thinks that 100 monkeys in an office somewhere are randomly typing out corporate charters, and occasionally just by accident a plan for Zabaseach comes just out of the blue...?]

Ray Schabell says that he knows that his personal data has always been out there in the form of court records and other public records. But what he says disturbs him is that now anyone can collect that private information anonymously by computer.

"It just seems too simple to be able to gather all of that same information by clicking a mouse," said Schabell.,2933,163404,00.html


Nicholas Rockefeller Test Marketing China as the Consumer Panopticon


There's a triple global surveillance connection between Matzorkis and Nicholas Rockefeller--through US Search (mentioned in the Hopsicker article), through ("supposedly non-Rockefeller") Zabasearch, and through another pair up of Nicholas Rockefeller and Matzorkis in GlobalAgora.

Before we get into GlobalAgora, remember this is the same person Nick Matzorkis:

"After finding the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult on a balmy afternoon in Southern California, arrayed in neat rows and wearing brand new Nikes, Nick Matzorkis became instantly famous.


"In contrast, Beverly Hills computer businessman Nick Matzorkis [who "discovered" the cult's bodies], who employed about a dozen cult members to design World Wide Web sites, had the impression that they were not being coerced. His employee Richard Ford, or "Rio," is the former cultist who discovered the bodies," read a [dissembling] wire service account. "The one thing that's been made very clear to me in conversations with [his employee cult member] Rio is that anyone was free to leave at any time," Matzorkis said. [So Matzorkis is employing these "robotic" Hale Bopp cultists in his web businesses.]


Cultists deaths forgotten, Matzorkis went on to help raise $ 54 million in an Internet initial public stock offering for a heavily-advertised online venture called U.S. Two years ago he founded a company in China with a partner with a slightly-more illustrious pedigree, Nicholas Rockefeller.--[the very person who is friends with Aaron Russo, who told Aaron 11 months before 9-11 some "event" would happen that would allow the Caspian oil pipeline and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.]

The press release announcing their company said the principals were "Nicholas Matzorkis, who in 1994 founded US SEARCH, the number one people locator service in the world, and Nicholas Rockefeller Esq., a leading venture capital counselor.

And the other Matzorkis-Rockefeller global surveillance corporation, GlobalAgora, "is believed to be the first U.S. company to launch first in the People's Republic" Why launch a consumer wireless network in a one party police state? Because a bastion of a police state without any consumer rights or history of seeming rights to privacy (the Chinese supposedly don't even have a word for "personal space") seems to be serving the Rockefellers as culture for an experimental society model without pesky human rights issues, a state supremacy model that the U.S. "opt out only" model he desperately wants to emulate and export elsewhere without all those "pesky rights" people have around the world.

So the totalitarian Chinese help Nicholas Rockefeller perfect the bugs in the consumer panopticon, in a police state environment with Nicholas Rockefeller first.

Then he with his PROPRIETARY technology for it, and setting up right before 9-11 (as a "sales tool event"), exports the model to the world--and the U.S.

Says the Matzorkis-Rockefeller GlobalAgora website, about their proprietary "wireless cashless consumer panopticon" technology and vision of society:

"Global Agora China Inc. ("GAC"), a Hong Kong corporation, has developed and deployed (Opening Ceremonies July 28, 2001--mere months before 9-11 made their technology more "salable" in other countries) a proprietary "wireless retailing" technology platform. ("Platform").

This [private Rockefeller] platform currently enables China for wireless retailing, which allows consumers to use wireless Internet phones (WAP) to browse, pay, and take delivery of virtually everything available to Chinese retail consumers. The company's fulfillment partner, Wuhan Department Store Group, is the most profitable publicly-traded retail chain in China. Wuhan Department Store Group is under the aegis of the National Trade Union of China (the"NTU"), a retail industry group of 20 state-controlled department store chains with revenues in excess of RMB 40 billion ($5 billion US). A select number of VIP shoppers ("VIP") can presently order from over 40,000 items of merchandise using Internet (WAP) enabled phones. GAC wireless retailing is available to Wuhan Plaza's top VIP shoppers whom account for $80 million U.S. annually in retail sales. Next, the service will be made available to the VIP shopper base of the other NTU members' whom account for RMB 37 billion ($3.5 billion U.S.) annually in retail sales throughout all major markets in China. Ultimately, we will pursue deeper market penetration into the burgeoning general populace."

"Ultimately, we will pursue deeper market penetration into the burgeoning general populace."

And with an "opt out only" framework in place similarly, your transaction is public before it will ever be private, if ever.

The "if ever" is soon obviously their global fascist and totalitarian ideal where you can ONLY PURCHASE things on your Rockefeller phones, through such a WAP network.

"Reach out and spy on someone"

Remember that Nicholas Rockefeller "recently chaired a panel at the United Nations on e-Commerce" as well. He's thinking of making his proprietary global cashless society technology and his "Rockefeller phones" a U.N. mandate or something.

Then there is the useful "Igor" to the Dr. Frankenstein (Rockefeller) here, Mr. Matzorkis. Instead of running out in the dark night to get the brain for Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Matzorkis is running out in the daylight and building the global consumer database and cashless consumer panopticon technology simultaneously linked to Nicholas Rockefeller, creaing a self-filing purchasing technology connected to a wireless microwave phone network and your Rockefeller phone.

These are the two main tools for the Rockefeller Creature of the 21st century--the Rockefeller "proprietary" global cashless society technology platform, and the Rockefeller phones (the WAP).

This is a global private network of tyranny of his family in the making--over the world's consumer data and personal monitoring without an "opt out" in sight.

Matzorkis makes a good Igor: moving quickly from auto thief, to slightly hiding his Igor-hump (as Beverly Hills businessman running Hale Bopp MKULTRA cult programmed members), and then perhaps just another half step up where he has to hide his hump even more, being partnered in an international company with a scion of the Rockefeller clan. Is this just another heady (or humpy) American success story? Hopsicker writes on Matzorkis:

"To paraphrase Latin ballplayer Chico Esquella's famous line on Saturday Night Live:

"Heaven's Gate Been Berry Berry Good to Me."

There's no real way to ask the question politely: Are Matzorkis' connections with Nicholas Rockefeller coincidental to his earlier involvement with the Heaven's Gate Cult?"

GlobalAgora-China Team

Nicholas Matzorkis, Founder and CEO, is the visionary behind GlobalAgora.

Mr. Matzorkis conceptualizes, builds, and makes businesses work.

Mr. Matzorkis' skills encompass President/CEO management experience, world standard hands-on Internet technology expertise, and a notable track record of marketing strategy successes. Previously, Mr. Matzorkis founded US SEARCH which became the number one people locator service in the world, a 100 most-visited web site, and the top distributor of public record information on the Internet.

"...and the top distributor of public record information on the Internet."

US SEARCH had its IPO in 1999 and is traded on the NASDAQ exchange. Nicholas Rockefeller is **Chairman** of the Board of Advisors of Global Agora.

here's an interesting breezy NWO cashless society article for you about the Rockefeller phones:

U.S. Technology Company, GlobalAgora, Launches Wireless Retailing in China; Company Partners with World's Largest Shopping Mall to Launch World's First WAP Shopping Service


LOS ANGELES, Jul 26, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GlobalAgora Inc., the California-based technology company, is partnering with the government-owned Wuhan Plaza in Hubei Province, to launch wireless retailing into China.

This is believed to be the first time that WAP retailing has been conducted in this manner anywhere in the world.

The new WAP service will officially launch on Saturday, July 28 at Wuhan Plaza, the world's largest shopping mall, which has an estimated 1 million visitors a day. Customers can buy any of the more than 40,000 items that the plaza offers, simply by punching the order number into the WAP phone keypad.

Whether shopping for a dozen eggs, or the latest in high fashion apparel, the items are delivered to a central location within two hours to be picked up at the customer's convenience. The new WAP service will be introduced to a select group of VIP customers and, soon thereafter, rolled-out to qualified customers who wish to apply for it.

GlobalAgora was founded in 2000 by Nicholas Matzorkis, who in 1994 founded US SEARCH, the number one people locator service in the world, and Nicholas Rockefeller Esq., a leading venture capital counselor. GlobalAgora is believed to be the first U.S. company to launch first in the People's Republic.

Said GlobalAgora CEO Matzorkis, who also developed the patent-pending WAP phone technology: "While its population, and estimated future cell phone penetration were a factor in choosing China as our launch market, big numbers alone are no guarantee of business success.

"What attracted us most was the impressive range of products available in Wuhan Plaza, and other malls across China, and the enthusiasm which the more affluent Chinese are embracing the latest in technology devices and services. While the fashion factor of WAP shopping scores high, so does its convenience appeal -- and we can deliver on both."

Additional functions designed to enhance the efficiency and fun of the WAP shopping experience will be introduced over the next few months, including custom delivery options, instant prizes, invitations to special in-store events, advance notice of featured items and the ability to bookmark products for purchase at a later date.

This opportunity for China-U.S. commercial cooperation in WAP technology was first envisioned by Faye Huang, executive director of the Pacific Rim Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides scholarships for China-U.S. student exchanges and annually presents an award to a prominent U.S. business, political, or cultural figure of Chinese descent.

"I saw this project as an achievable and rapid means of bringing China to a world leadership role in wireless communication," said Huang.

Wuhan Plaza WAP Shopping will be launched at an official reception hosted by Chairman Mao Sheng Dong, chairman of Wuhan Plaza, on Saturday, July 28. Both Rockefeller and Matzorkis will attend.

GlobalAgora is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Los Angeles. The company specializes in the development of WAP platform technology around the world. GlobalAgora-China is a division of GlobalAgora and is the first functioning WAP transactional platform in China.

Wuhan Plaza is the largest shopping mall in the world. It is part of the government-owned Wuhan Department Store Group, a publicly traded retail operation with headquarters in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, China.

And remember, Aaron Russo said from his elite experience:

"In my relationships with some of these people [like Nicholas Rockefeller] I can tell you that it's as evil as it really gets--this is it--this is the game," stated Russo--also relating how members of the elite were routinely obsessed by creating a world identification society where people had to carry ID cards and prove who they were at all times."

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Look out for the Rockefeller phones.

They are already live in China from 2001, and 9-11 Insider Nicholas Rockefeller is talking to the U.N. about them.