TẬP ĐOÀN QUYỀN LỰC BÓNG TỐI: GIẢ THUYẾT và SỰ THẬT NGOÀI ĐỜI

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Nhân Chủ
NKPTC

Trích  đoạn trong phim “The Blacklist”


TẬP ĐOÀN QUYỀN LỰC BÓNG TỐI (CABAL) :
Chúng nằm trong số những kẻ quyền lực nhất trên trái đất này. Chúng cũng là thành phần của một âm mưu toàn cầu, một tổ chức ẩn tàng bao trải mọi lục địa và trong ba thập niên qua, bao gồm giới lãnh đạo trong các chính phủ trên thế giới và giới tập đoàn tư nhân. Một số người gọi nhóm này là “Tập Đoàn”. Thế giới mà quí vị đang sống là thế giới bọn chúng MUỐN quí vị NGHĨ quí vị sống TRONG ĐÓ. Chúng khởi tạo chiến tranh, gây ra khủng hoảng. Và khi chúng thấy phù hợp, chúng sẽ giải quyết êm lại. Thành viên của Tập Đoàn sẽ huy động trong 3 tháng tới số TIỀN nhiều hơn cả Ngân Hàng Thế Giới sẽ huy động trong cả năm kế tiếp. Khối liên hợp của chúng tác động thay đổi cực lớn mọi khía cạnh của đời sống con người— trị giá  và phân phối hàng hóa, tiền tệ, vũ khí, nước uống, xăng dầu, thực phẩm chúng ta cần sinh sống, thông tin chúng ta cần để nhận biết về chính chúng ta.

Chúng ta phải làm chính xác gì với những thông tin này?

-Hãy nghiên cứu nó, điều tra nó để xác định sự thật, và rồi thông báo nó. Nhưng Hãy hiểu rõ ràng rằng: Điều tra nhóm Tập Đoàn này ngay tức khắc sẽ đặt quí vị trở thành mối ĐE DỌA. Nếu quí vị thực hiện điều yêu cầu này, quí vị sẽ đặt đời sống của quí vị và đời sống của thân nhân quí vị vào vòng nguy hiểm. Cuối cùng Sự Thật sẽ phơi bày. Nhưng không phải tất cả chúng ta sẽ sống để thấy được ngày đó, nhưng sự thật sẽ được phơi bày. (“Red” Reddington nói với 11 ký giả điều tra hàng đầu của báo giới- The Balcklist 22)

They are among the most powerful men and women on the planet. They are also part of a global conspiracy, a shadow organization that spans across every continent and has for the last three decades, consisting of leaders in world government and the private sector. Some call this group “The Cabal.” The world you live in is the world they want you to think you live in. They start wars, create chaos. And when it suits them, they resolve it. Cabal members will move more money in the next quarter than the World Bank will in the next year. Their alliance effects sea change in every aspect of human life– the value and distribution of commodities, money, weapons, water, fuel, the food we eat to live, the information we rely on to tell us who we are. What exactly do you expect us to do with this information? Study it, investigate it to determine the truth, and then report it. Let me be clear. Investigating this group will immediately position you as a threat. If you do what I’m asking, you’ll be putting your lives and the lives of those you love at grave risk. In the end, “The truth will out.” Not all of us will live to see that day, but the truth will out.

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Der US-amerikanische Tiefe Staat

 

Seit einiger Zeit habe ich die Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten analysiert im Lichte dessen, was ich „strukturelle Tiefenereignisse“ nenne, Ereignisse wie die Ermordung des Präsidenten Kennedy, wie der Einbruchsdiebstahl von Watergate, die Iran-Contra-Affäre (Irangate) und der 11. September. Es handelt sich um Angelegenheiten, die von Anfang an mit einem Mysterium behaftet sind. Außerdem beinhalten sie systematisch kriminelle oder gewalttätige Handlungen und sind eingebettet in geheim gehaltene Vorgänge der Nachrichtendienste. Schließlich haben sie zur Folge, dass sie den verborgenen Anteil des Staates erweitern, und werden dadurch zum Gegenstand systematischer Verschleierung in den großen öffentlichen Medien und in den internen Regierungsarchiven [1].

In dem Maße, wie meine Studie tiefer in diese Angelegenheiten eingedrungen ist, habe ich eine wachsende Zahl von Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen ihnen entdecken können. Diese Feststellung macht es wahrscheinlicher, dass sie nicht externe, unvorhergesehene Intrusionen in die Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten sind, sondern dass sie von einem endemischen Prozess herrühren und in unterschiedlichem Ausmaß an einer gemeinsamen Quelle teilhaben [2].
Zum Beispiel gibt es einen Faktor, der die Ermordung von JFK, Watergate, Irangate und den 11. September miteinander verbindet. Es handelt sich um die Auswirkungen davon, dass in den Kulissen dieser Tiefenereignisse Einzelpersonen an der geheimsten und wichtigsten Krisenplanung der Vereinigten Staaten teilgenommen haben. Seit den 1950er Jahren wurde sie als Programm zur „Gewährleistung der Kontinuität der Regierung“ (COG für: Continuity of Government) bezeichnet – und allgemeiner im Pentagon „Doomsday-Projekt“ genannt. In ihrer Eigenschaft als Überwacher des vertraulichen Systems der COG hat eine beschränkte Zahl seiner Planer, zum Beispiel Donald Rumsfeld und Dick Cheney, Posten mit hoher Verantwortung besetzen können. Andere Elemente – über die ich in diesem Artikel sprechen werde – haben in den unteren Rängen im geheimen Kommunikationsnetz dieses Programms operiert.
Den Kreis von Planern der COG nehme ich wahr als einen der vielen Bausteine von dem, was ich als den US-amerikanischen Tiefen Staat bezeichne. Auch Agenturen wie die CIA und die NSA sind Teile davon sowie Privatunternehmen wie Booz Allen Hamilton, an die mehr als die Hälfte des Budgets des US-Nachrichtendienstes als Subunternehmer vergeben wird [3]. Dieser Tiefe Staat umfasst schließlich auch die mächtigsten Banken und andere multinationale Konzerne, deren Interessen und Meinungen innerhalb der CIA und der NSA voll vertreten werden. Aber obwohl sie ein Element zwischen so vielen anderen dieses Systems einer Schattenregierung sind, ist die Gruppe der Planer der COG doch eine sehr spezifische aufgrund ihrer exklusiven Beherrschung eines Kommunikationskanals, der nicht unter der Kontrolle der Regierung steht. Dieses Netzwerk kann die soziale Struktur der Vereinigten Staaten bis in die Tiefen durchdringen und sie manipulieren oder dauerhaft stören. Ich analysiere diese Fragen im Detail in meinem neuesten Buch L’État profond américain, das im Mai 2015 veröffentlicht wird [A.d.Ü.: The American Deep State, Oktober 1914].
Die Planung der COG wurde ursprünglich autorisiert durch die Präsidenten Truman und Eisenhower als eine Art Einlassung auf einen verheerenden Atomangriff, der die US-Regierung führerlos machen würde. Infolgedessen zog die mit ihrer Entwicklung beauftragte Gruppe extreme Maßnahmen einschließlich der durch den Journalisten Alfonso Chardy 1987 als „Aufhebung der Verfassung“ bezeichneten in Betracht [4]. Doch tatsächlich hat ihr geheimes Kommunikationsnetzwerk – dessen Aktivierung für den Fall der Führerlosigkeit des Staates durch eine Katastrophe geplant worden war – in der Iran-Contra-Affäre davon Gebrauch gemacht, um ein offizielles Waffenembargo gegen den Iran, das von 1979 datierte, zu hintergehen. Das Ziel des vorliegenden Artikels ist es die Möglichkeit zu untersuchen, dass dieses vertrauliche Netzwerk in gleicher böswilliger Weise im November 1963, zum Zeitpunkt der Ermordung des Präsidenten Kennedy, missbraucht worden sein könnte.
Der rechtswidrige Gebrauch dieses alternativen Kommunikationssystems während der Iran-Contra-Affäre ist ausführlich dokumentiert worden. Lieutenant Colonel [Oberstleutnant] Oliver North überwachte die Waffenverkäufe an den Iran unter Nutzung seiner Hilfsmittel als Offizier des Nationalen Sicherheitsrates (NSC), der mit der Planung der COG unter dem Deckmantel eines ‚National Program Office’, überwacht durch den Vizepräsidenten George Bush sen., beauftragt war [5]. North und seine Vorgesetzten konnten auf diese Weise das Krisennetzwerk der COG – damals ‚Flashboard‘ genannt – benutzen, um die Waffenverkäufe an den Iran zu organisieren. Sie mussten der Öffentlichkeit wie auch anderen Teilen der Washingtoner Bürokratie verheimlicht werden. Wenn North eilige Anweisungen für diese Waffenlieferungen an die US-Botschaft in Lissabon schickte – Aufträge, die unmittelbar gegen das Verbot solcher Verkäufe verstießen –, dann benutzte er folglich das System ‚Flashboard’, um die Alarmierung des Botschafters und anderer feindlich gesinnter Beamter zu vermeiden.
Das dokumentierte Beispiel der Iran-Contra-Affäre erlaubt mir zu erläutern, was ich über die Nutzer des COG-Netzwerks denke, und gleichermaßen auch, woran ich bei diesem Thema nicht denke. Zunächst einmal denke ich nicht, dass eine einzige „geheime Mannschaft“ – um den Ausdruck des ehemaligen Pentagonoffiziers L. Fletcher Prouty aufzugreifen – über Jahrzehnte das COG-System benutzt hat, um von außen die Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten zu manipulieren. Es gibt keinen Beweis dafür, dass Norths Aktionen in der Iran-Contra-Affäre seinen Vorgesetzten bekannt gewesen wären, mit Ausnahme des Direktors der CIA William Casey und wahrscheinlich des Vizepräsidenten George Bush sen..
Tatsache ist, dass in dieser Affäre ein sehr beschränkter Kreis von hohen Funktionsträgern Zugang zu einem hochrangigen Netzwerk außerhalb der Regierungskontrolle hatte, um damit ein Vorhaben umzusetzen, das im Gegensatz zur offiziellen Politik des Staates stand. Seine Mitglieder gaben der Versuchung nach, dieses gesicherte Netzwerk, das für einen andere Zwecke erdacht worden war, zu benutzen. In meinem Buch La route vers le nouveau desordre mondiale habe ich erklärt, dass dieses System am 11. September wieder benutzt wurde, um entscheidende Befehle an Empfänger zu geben, für die die Kommission zur Untersuchung der Ereignisse keinerlei Archiv hat finden können [6]. Wir wissen nicht, ob diese Netzwerkanlage in diesem Fall benutzt wurde, um rechtswidrige Ziele wie im Fall der Iran-Contra-Affäre zu erreichen.
Es ist sicher, dass das Programm des Krisennetzwerks der COG die Entlassung von Oliver North im Kielwasser von Irangate 1986 durch Präsident Reagan überlebt hat. Seine geheime Entwicklung wurde in der Tat über Jahrzehnte fortgesetzt: Es wurde mit mehreren Milliarden Dollar finanziert und zwischen 1982 und 2000 durch eine Mannschaft mit Dick Cheney und Donald Rumsfeld überwacht. Es ist wichtig hervorzuheben, dass die Teilnahme dieser beiden Männer an diesem Gremium durch drei Präsidentschaften hindurch angedauert hat – die von Reagan, von Bush sen. und von Clinton. In der letzteren bekleidete keiner der beiden irgendeine Regierungsfunktion. Diese Kontinuität war wichtig für einen derart geheimen Kreis, dass über seine Aktivitäten sehr wenige Aufzeichnungen existieren. Am 11. September wurden die Planungen der COG erstmals offiziell angewendet durch den Vizepräsidenten Cheney und den Verteidigungsminister Rumsfield – durch die beiden Männer, die sie über zwei Jahrzehnte entwickelt hatten. [7]
Ob sie über Iran-Contra auf dem Laufenden waren oder nicht, Cheney und Rumsfeld waren Teil des Planungsgremiums der COG zu einer Zeit, als North das Netzwerk benutzte, um Waffen an den Iran zu verkaufen. Ein so offensichtliches Bindeglied gibt es nicht zwischen der Entwicklung dieses Programms und der Watergate-Affäre. Dennoch ist die Einbeziehung von Elementen der COG in diese Affäre frappierend. Tatsächlich war James McCord, einer der Einbrecher von Watergate, Mitglied einer kleinen Reserveeinhait der US-Luftwaffe in Washington, die wiederum angeschlossen war an das Amt für Notfallvorsorge (OEP für: Office of Emergency Preparedness). Diese Einheit war beauftragt, „die Liste der Extremisten aufzustellen und Krisenmaßnahmen (…) in Zeiten mit bewaffneten Konflikten zu entwickeln“ [8]. Seine Einheit war Bestandteil des Programms für Kriegsinformationssicherheit (WISP für: Wartime Information Security Program). Es hatte die Verantwortung für die Aktivierung der „Notfallpläne für die Verhängung der Zensur über Presse, Post und jede Nachrichtenübermittlung (die der Regierung inbegriffen), [wie auch] der Vorbeugehaft für Zivilpersonen, die ein ‚Sicherheitsrisiko‘ darstellten, durch Unterbringung in militärischen ‚Lagern‘“ [9]. Darüber hinaus hatte John Dean – der wahrscheinlich die Schlüsselfigur von Watergate war – an geheimen COG-Aktivitäten teilgenommen, als er Assistent des Justizministers war [10].
Im Fall der Ermordung des Präsidenten Kennedy möchte ich mich auf zwei Personen konzentrieren, die für das Kommunikationsnetz des Amtes für Notfallplanung (OEP für: Office of Emergency Planning), 1968 umgetauft in „Amt für Notfallvorsorge“ (mit James McCord in diese Agentur eingegliedert) arbeiteten. 1982 wurde die Behörde umbenannt in „Amt für Nationales Programm“ (NPO für: National Program Office, wo Oliver North Sonderbeauftragter des Nationalen Sicherheitsrates NSC war) [11].
Der erste dieser beiden Individuen ist Winston Lawson. Am Tag des Attentats auf JFK in Dallas war er der Aufklärer des Geheimdienstes, der – von dem Wagen an der Spitze des Geleitzugs des Präsidenten an – die Verantwortung hatte für die Funkkanäle seiner Agentur, die in diesem Konvoi aktiviert waren. Das andere Person ist Jack Crichton, ein Reserveoffizier des militärischen Geheimdienstes, der mit dem stellvertretenden Chef des Polizeidepartments von Dallas (DPD) George Lumpkin, den russischen Dolmetscher für die erste Vernehmung von Marina Oswald durch den DPD auswählte. Letztere war die Ehefrau von Lee Harvey Oswald, dem designierten Attentäter von JFK. Wie wir sehen werden, wurden ihre Erklärungen bei diesem Gesprächs mit der Polizei verfälscht [12].
Lawson zog sich die Kritik der Erforscher des Mordes an JFK zu, sowohl für seine befremdlichen Handlungen vor und während des Ereignisses wie auch für seine späteren falschen Zeugenaussagen – von denen bestimmte unter Eid abgelegt wurden. Zum Beispiel berichtete Lawson nach dem Attentat, dass Motorräder der Polizei ursprünglich auf „die Seiten links und rechts vom Wagen des Präsidenten“ verteilt werden sollten [13]. Am Morgen des 22. November indessen wurden die Anordungen so verändert [14], dass die fraglichen Motorräder „genau hinter dem Wagen des Präsidenten“ fuhren – wie Lawson selbst es in der Warren-Kommission bestätigte [15]. Kapitän Lawrence, ein Polizeibeamter aus Dallas, bezeugte dass die Eskorten, ehe sie an den Seiten des Wagens von JFK positioniert wurden, auf Anordnung Lawsons hinter den Wagen umgruppiert wurden [16]. Es zeigt sich, dass dieses Manöver den Präsidenten verwundbarer machte für potentielles Kreuzfeuer.
Auf dem Flugplatz Love Field von Dallas installierte Winston Lawson in der Morgendämmerung des 22. November in dem Wagen, der an der Spitze fahren sollte, die Basis der Funkanlage, deren Frequenzen von allen Agenten des Geheimdienstes benutzt würden, die im Begleitzug des Präsidenten operierten. Durch die Kommunikationsagentur des Weißen Hauses (WHCA für: White House Communications Agency) betrieben, wurde dieser Funkkanal benutzt, um Schlüsselentscheidungen vor und nach dem Attentat auf JFK zu treffen. Im Gegensatz zu den Kanälen 1 und 2 des DPD wurden seine Aufzeichnungen jedoch nie an die Warren-Kommission oder an eine spätere Untersuchung übermittelt. Das WHCA hat diese Aufnahmen nicht geheim gehalten, weil sie unwichtig wären; im Gegenteil, sie enthalten sehr wertvolle Informationen.
Auf ihrer Internetseite rühmt sich diese Agentur, sie sei „ein zentraler Akteur in der Dokumentation des Mordes an Präsident Kennedy“ gewesen [17]. Allerdings fällt es schwer zu verstehen, für wen ihre Archive zusammengestellt wurden und warum die Warren-Kommission, die HSCA [18] und ARRB [19] keinen Zugang dazu bekamen – das ist nicht zu rechtfertigen [20].
Wie einige Autoren beschrieben, enthalten die Aufzeichnungen der WHCA den „Schlüssel“ zum ungelösten Rätsel des Unbekannten, der nach den Schüssen auf JFK den Konvoi des Präsidenten zum Parkland Hospital weiterleitete. Die Bedeutung dieser anscheinend simplen Anweisung – an das Subjekt, von dem es viele widersprüchliche Zeugenaussagen gibt – wird verstärkt, wenn wir in der Neu-Abschrift des Polizeifunks von Dallas die wiederkehrenden Anordnungen lesen, „die Gesamtheit des [Gewohnheits-]Verkehrs für den Krankenwagen auf dem Weg nach Parkland Code 3 zu unterbrechen“ [21]. Dieses Rettungsfahrzeug hatte nichts mit dem Attentat auf den Präsidenten zu tun, das noch nicht über den DPD-Funk bekanntgegeben worden war. In Wahrheit war dieser Rettungswagen etwa zehn Minuten vor den Schüssen auf JFK mobilisiert worden. Er sollte jemandem vor dem Schulbuchdepot des Staates Texas (TSBD für: Texas School Book Depository) zu Hilfe kommen, von dem man fälschlicherweise glaubte, er hätte einen epileptischen Anfall gehabt [22].
Lawson berichtete später dem Geheimdienst, er hätte über sein Funkgerät gehört, „dass [der Konvoi] zum nächsten Krankenhaus kommen solle.“ Ebenso schrieb er, er hätte „den Offizier Curry gebeten, sich zu versichern, dass das Krankenhaus kontaktiert sei“, weil der „Wagen an der Spitze [des Konvois] den Motorrädern helfe, den Präsidenten nach (…) Parkland zu eskortieren“ [23]. Mit anderen Worten, nachdem Lawson über Funk etwas von der WHCA gehört hatte, sorgte er dafür, dass die Limousine des Präsidenten dem Weg folgte, der schon für den vermeintlichen Epileptiker gesichert war. (In seiner sehr präzisen Zeugenaussage vor der Warren-Kommission gab Lawson keine Auskunft über die Tatsache, dass diese Route im voraus freigehalten worden war. Im Gegenteil, er erklärte, dass der Konvoi „die Fahrzeuge stoppen, [dass seine Mitglieder ihre] Hände aus dem Fenster halten und die Sirenen und die Hupen heulen lassen [musste], um sich einen Weg zu bahnen“) [24].
Der Funkkanal der WHCA, den Lawson und seine Kollegen nutzten, war in direktem Kontakt mit der Basis dieser Agentur in Mount Weather in Virginia. Dabei handelt es sich um die Militäranlage des Netzwerks der COG. Von diesem Platz wurden die Mitteilungen des Geheimdienstes an das Weiße Haus weitergeleitet „über die zahlreichen Kommunikationssysteme, die Mount Weather mit dem Weißen Haus und ‚Raven Rock‘ – dem ‚Pentagon-Souterrain‘ 100 Kilometer nördlich von Washington – verbinden ebenso wie mit praktisch allen Einheiten der US-Armee, die über den Globus positioniert sind“ [25].
Jack Crichton, der Chef der 488sten Reserveeinheit des militärischen Geheimdienstes von Dallas, gehörte gleichermaßen zum Netzwerk der COG, das von Mount Weather aus geleitet wurde. Tatsächlich war er damals der Geheimdienstler innerhalb des Zivilschutzes von Dallas, der in einer unterirdischen Kriseneinsatzzentrale (OEC für: Operating Emergency Center) untergebracht war. Wie Russ Baker berichtete, „musste er gegebenenfalls die ‚Kontinuität der Regierung‘ [COG] im Falle eines Angriffs sicherstellen, [die OEC] war vollständig mit Kommunikationsmitteln ausgerüstet“ [26]. Heute erinnert man sich mit Spott an dieses Programm, das den Schülern geraten hatte, im Falle eines atomaren Angriffs die Köpfe unter die Schulbänke zu stecken [27]. Aber 1963 war der Zivilschutz eine der Krisenaufgaben, die dem Amt für Notfallplanung (OEP) zugeordnet waren. Und aus diesem Grund konnten Jack Crichton und der Geheimdienstagent Lawson in direkten Kontakt mit dem Notfall-Kommunikationsnetz der OEP treten, das in Mount Weather seine Basis hatte.
Jack Crichton ist von großem Interesse, denn zusammen mit dem Vizechef des DPD George Lumpkin hatte er die Aufgabe, für das Verhör von Marina Oswald einen russischstämmigen Dolmetscher auszuwählen (auch Lumpkin war Offizier der 488sten Reserveeinheit des militärischen Geheimdienstes). Es war Ilya Mamantov, der die Worte von Marina Oswald während ihrer ersten Vernehmung durch das DPD am 22. November übersetzte. Die Erklärungen, die man ihm in diesem Gespräch zugeschrieben hat, wurden später benutzt, um aufrechtzuerhalten, was ich die „Primärgeschichte“ genannt habe; sie behauptete, dass Russland und/oder Kuba hinter der Ermordung Kennedys steckten. Diese Anschuldigungen werden noch immer von gewissen Quellen der CIA verteidigt.
Wie das FBI zusammenfasst, hat die Erklärung Mamantovs über die Zeugenaussage von Marina eine Beziehung zwischen Oswald und einer Waffe hergestellt, die er in der UdSSR erworben hatte:
„Marina Oswald gab an, dass Lee Harvey Oswald ein Gewehr besaß, dass er etwa zwei Jahre zuvor in Russland benutzt hatte. In der Garage [des Wohnsitzes von Ruth Paine] sah sie das, was sie für dieselbe Waffe hielt, in einem Tuch (…) Marina Oswald erklärte, dass man ihr am 22. November im Polizei-Department von Dallas ein Gewehr gezeigt habe. Sie bestätigte, dass es von dunkler Farbe sei wie dasjenige, welches sie gesehen hatte, dass sie sich aber nicht an seinen Zuschnitt erinnere“ [28].
Diese sehr spezifischen Einzelheiten – denen zufolge Marina erklärt hätte, ein dunkles Gewehr ohne Zielfernrohr gesehen zu haben – wurden bestätigt in einer nicht eidlichen Erklärung, die von der Betreffenden und von Mamantov unterschrieben wurde [29] und vom Beamten des DPD B.L. Senkel in Empfang genommen wurde [30]. Sie wurden erneut bekräftigt durch Ruth Paine, die an dem Gespräch mit Mamantov teilgenommen hatte [31]. Sie wurden gleichermaßen in der folgenden Nacht am Ende einer erneuten Vernehmung Marinas bestätigt, die vom Geheimdienst durchgeführt und von Peter Gregory – einem engen Freund Mamantovs – übersetzt wurde. Jedoch enthüllt eine Abschrift dieses Gesprächs, dass die Quelle dieser Details nicht Marina Oswald war, sondern Gregory selbst:
„(F) ‚War diese Waffe ein Gewehr oder eine Pistole; ganz einfach, welche Art Waffe war das? Kann sie diese Frage beantworten?‘
(A) ‚Das war eine Waffe.‘
M. Gregory fragt sie: ‚Können Sie sie beschreiben?‘
ANMERKUNG: [Marina Oswald:] ‚Ich kann sie nicht beschreiben, denn für mich sieht ein Gewehr wie alle anderen aus.‘
Übersetzung von Gregory: ‚Sie hat gesagt, dass sie es nicht beschreiben kann. Es war eine Art dunkles Gewehr wie jedes andere normale Gewehr …‘
[Marina,] auf Russisch: ‚Da war eine Ausbeulung (oder eine Erhöhung), aber ich habe nie das Fernrohr hindurch [durch das Tuch] sehen können.‘
Übersetzung durch Gregory: ‚Sie sagt, das dort eine Erhöhung war, aber dass da kein Fernrohr war – kein Zielfernrohr –‘“ [32].
Daraus müssen wir nicht nur schließen, dass Gregory die Zeugenaussage von Marina fälschte („ein Gewehr sieht wie alle anderen aus“), sondern dass sein Freund Mamantov dasselbe tat. Vor der Warren-Kommission bestätigte der letztere bei nicht weniger als sieben Wiederaufnahmen, dass Marina zur Beschriebung des Gewehrs das Wort „dunkel“ benutzt hätte.
Andere Zeugen in Dallas erklärten, dass Oswalds Waffe ohne Zielfernrohr gewesen sei, bis eines eingesetzt wurde durch Dial Ryder, einen Waffenhändler in dieser Stadt. Der Warren-Bericht widerlegte diese immerhin bekräftigte Versicherung in ausgearbeiteter Weise und seine Autoren kamen zu dem Schluss, dass „die Authentizität der Reparaturrechnung“, die als Beweis benutzt wurde, „ernsthafte Zweifel wecke“ [33].
Genau von diesem Punkt können wir ableiten, was die Warren-Kommission nicht sehen wollte: die Indizien für ein Komplott, das darauf zielte, die Zeugenaussagen von Marina zu entstellen und möglicherweise die Waffe von Lee Harvey Oswald an ein dunkles Gewehr ohne Fernrohr anzugleichen, das er in der UdSSR besaß. Die Tatsache, dass Mamantov ihre Worte so entstellte, führt uns zu der Frage, warum Jack Crichton und der DPD-Vizechef George Lumkin – beide Offiziere der 488sten Reserveeinheit des militärischen Geheimdienstes – diesen Mann zum Dolmetscher von Marina ernannt hatten. Unser Anliegen wird verstärkt durch die Tatsache, dass B. L. Senkel, der DPD-Beamte, der die eidliche Zeugenaussage von Marina empfing, der Partner des Polizisten F. P. Turner war. Dieser beschaffte die umstrittene Reparaturrechnung für das Gewehr [34], Senkel und er hatten den größten Teil des 22. November mit dem Vize-Direktor Lumpkin verbracht. Tatsächlich begleiteten sie ihn vor allem im Lotsenwagen des Präsidentengeleits, während er sich mit Winston Lawson verständigte, der im Fahrzeug an der Spitze des Konvois hinter ihnen fuhr.
Ich komme zu dem Schluss, dass wir in den Taten und Gesten von Crichton und Lawson – von denen wir wissen, dass sie in das Krisen-Kommunikationsnetz der COG in Dallas eingebunden waren – einen verdächtigen Komplex von Verhaltensweisen – Lumpkin und andere Akteure einbegriffen – entdecken können (oder das, was wir konspirative Umtriebe nennen). Diese wiederholten Versuche, Oswald in eine „Primärgeschichte“ zu verstricken, die die UdSSR beschuldigt, hinter dem Mord an JFK zu stehen, scheint mir eine Hypothese nahe zu legen, für die ich weder einen Beweis noch eine alternative Erklärung habe: Es kann sein, dass jemand quer durch das WHCA-Netz die Quelle der Beschreibung eines Verdächtigen mit genau denselben irrtümlichen Maßen von Lee Harvey Oswald ist, die in den Akten des FBI und der CIA über ihn genannt sind (1,78m, 75kg). Diese Personenbeschreibung ist wichtig, aber sie bleibt unerklärlich.
Es muss betont werden, dass keine andere Quelle bekannt ist, die Oswald diese recht präzisen Maße nach der Ermordung von JFK zuschreibt. Als er zum Beispiel an jenem Tag in Dallas verhaftet und angeklagt wurde, registrierte die Polizei 1,75m und 59kg auf seiner Fingerabdruckkarte [35]. Die erste Bezugnahme auf 1,78m / 75kg für Oswald stammte von seiner Mutter Marguerite, die ihren Sohn mit seinen Maßen im Mai 1960 – als er seinen Wohnsitz in Russland hatte – dem FBI-Agenten John Fain beschrieb [36].
Nach den Schüssen auf JFK war es Polizeiinspektor Herbert Sawyer, der diese irrtümliche Beschreibung über den Polizeifunkkanal abgab. Er hatte diese Personenbeschreibung vor dem TSBD gehört – ohne jedoch den Zeugen am Ursprung dieser Angaben identifizieren oder beschreiben zu können [37]. Die Autoren des Warren-Berichts versicherten kategorisch, diese Quelle wäre Howard Brennan [38]. Sie gaben an, dass er am Abend des 22. November Oswald während der polizeilichen Gegenüberstellung als die Person identifizierte habe, die dem Schützen am Fenster am meisten ähnelte. Er habe aber erklärt, dass er nicht förmlich identifizieren könne [39]. Allerdings gibt es zahlreiche Gründe, diese Beschuldigung zu hinterfragen, angefangen von den Widersprüchen in der Zeugenaussage von Brennan selbst – wie sie Anthony Summers in seinem Buch Conspiracy, S. 109–110 aufgeführt hat. Übrigens hat der Fachmann Ian Griggs mit soliden Argumenten bestätigt, dass Brennan an jenem Abend nie Oswald hinter dem DPD-Spiegel ohne Spiegelbelag gesehen habe (Die Polizeiarchive ordnen Oswald am 22. November drei polizeiliche Gegenüberstellungen zu, was durch mehrere Zeugenaussagen gestützt wird. Trotzdem können wir keinen Beweis dafür finden, dass Brennan an einer von ihnen teilgenommen hat) [40].
Es gibt einen anderen greifbaren Grund, daran zu zweifeln, dass Brennan der Ursprung dieser Identifizierung war. Tatsächlich erklärte dieser später vor der Warren-Kommission, er habe den Verdächtigen im TSBD gesehen, „sich aufrecht haltend und gegen den Sims des linken Fensters lehnend [auf der fünften Etage dieses Bauwerks]“. Aufgefordert zu beschreiben, was er von dieser Person habe wahrnehmen können, antwortete Brennan: „Wahrscheinlich habe ich seinen ganzen Körper beobachten können, von den Hüften an. Aber in dem Augenblick, als er schoss, [meine ich, ihn] oberhalb der Taille [gesehen zu haben]“ [41].
Die Ungeschicktheit von Brennans Worten zieht die Aufmerksamkeit auf das grundlegende Problem, das aus dieser Beschreibung zu folgern ist. In der Tat ist es schwierig sich vorzustellen, dass jemand die Größe und das Gewicht eines Mannes schätzen kann, der nur teilweise sichtbar ist an einem Fenster im fünften Stock. Folglich haben wir objektive Gründe anzunehmen, dass diese Personenbeschreibung aus anderer Quelle stammen kann als von Brennan. Da wir wissen, dass diese genauen Maßangaben nur in den FBI- und CIA-Akten über Oswald gefunden werden können, erscheint der Verdacht legitim, dass die unbekannte Quelle sich auf geheime Datensammlungen der Regierung stützt.
Für den 22. November haben wir eine Interaktion zwischen den Kanälen der WHCA und des DPD dank der tragbaren WHCA-Funkanlage, die Lawson im Wagen an der Spitze des Konvois installiert hatte, feststellen können [42]. Durch den Polizeifunk war dieses Fahrzeug in Kontakt mit dem Lotsenwagen, der vor ihm fuhr und den Vizechef des DPD Lumpkin – einen Offizier der 488sten Reserveinheit des militärischen Geheimdienstes – transportierte [43]. Wir haben gesehen, dass parallel dazu dieser WHCA-Funk mit dem neuralgischen Zentrum der COG in Mount Weather, Virginia, in Kontakt war. Und diese Basis verfügte über vertrauliche Kommunikationssysteme, die Daten aus klassifizierten Akten übertragen konnten, ohne dass irgendein anderer Teil der Regierung darauf aufmerksam wurde.
Schieben wir also einen aufschlussreichen Exkurs über den Kontext der Ermordung des Präsidenten Kennedy ein. Heute ist eindeutig erwiesen, dass er 1963 so unruhig war über „die Bedrohung durch einen Landesverrat der extremen Rechten“, dass er den Hollywood-Filmregisseur John Frankenheimer mit hoher Dringlichkeit dazu überredete, den Roman „Sieben Tage im Mai zu verfilmen“ [44]. In diesem Buch „hat ein charismatischer höherer Beamter – der US-Luftwaffen-General James Mattoon Scott – die Absicht, einen Staatsstreich zu organisieren. (…) Nach seinem Plan übernimmt [übernähme] eine geheime Kampfeinheit der US-Armee mit Namen ECOMCON (Emergency COMmunications CONtrol) die Kontrolle über das Telefon-, Funk- und Fernsehnetz, während die aufständischen Elemente die Armee, die Medien und ihre Zwischenstation im Kongress von ‚Mount Thunder‘ aus (eine CGO-Basis in Anlehnung an die von Mount Weather) dirigier[t]en“.
Es ist auch öffentlich bekannt, dass Präsident Kennedy 1963 große Unzufriedenheit auf der rechten Seite des politischen Schachbretts geweckt hatte – großenteils wegen seiner immer offensichtlicher zutage tretenden Absicht, sich an die Sowjetunion anzunähern. Die in dem Buch und in seiner filmischen Umsetzung beschriebene Verschwörung spiegelt die Sorgen der Liberalen in Bezug auf Generäle wie Edwin Walker wider, der 1961, nachdem Kennedy seinen politischen Aktionismus in der US-Armee kritisiert hatte, entlassen worden war (Walker hatte Unterlagen der extrem konservativen John Birch Society sowie die Namen von Kandidaten der Rechten, die gewählt werden sollten, an seine Soldaten verteilt) [45]. Trotzdem können wir annehmen, dass Kennedy über keine konkreten Beweise für einen von Mount Weather angestifteten Putsch verfügte. Im gegenteiligen Fall ist es wenig wahrscheinlich, dass er sich damit begnügt hätte, einen fiktionalen Spielfilm zu unterstützen.
Hervorzuheben ist nun, dass obwohl Elemente der COG wie die Basis in Mount Weather dem Pentagon angegliedert waren, die entsprechende „Schattenregierung“ in keinem Fall unter der Kontrolle der Armee stand. Im Gegenteil, Präsident Eisenhower hatte dafür gesorgt, dass seine Verwaltungsspitze vielfältig und elitär war, so dass zu seinen Planern einige der wichtigsten Unternehmenschefs der Vereinigten Staaten gehörten wie der Präsident von CBS Frank Stanton [46]. Nach dem, was man über die Führungsspitze der COG in den Jahrzehnten nach dem Erscheinen Reagans im Jahr 1981 weiß, schloss diese „Schattenregierung“ auch Geschäftsführer von multinationalen Konzernen ein, darunter Donald Rumsfeld und Dick Cheney, sowie drei ehemalige CIA-Direktoren: Richard Helms, James Schlesinger und George Bush sen. [47].
1987 schrieb Alfonso Chardey, dass diese „parallele Quasiregierung“, die es Oliver North erlaubte, die heimlichen Operationen von Iran-Contra durchzuführen, auch „eine geheime Notfallplanung [entwickelt hatte,] die die Aufhebung der Konstitution rühmte bei Übertragung der Kontrolle der Vereinigten Staaten an die FEMA“ [48]. Im selben Jahr wurde North während der parlamentarischen Anhörungen von Irangate zu dieser Anschuldigung befragt, aber Senator Daniel Inouye, der dem Ausschuss im Kongress vorstand, hinderte North daran, diese Frage in einer öffentlichen Sitzung zu beantworten.
Nachdem später CNN diese mächtige Planungsgruppe COG untersucht hatte, bezeichnete der Fernsehsender sie als „Schattenregierung [stationiert in den Vereinigten Staaten], über die Sie nichts wissen“ [49] Der Journalist und Autor James Mann hob ihre militaristische Kontinuität hervor, die in keiner Weise durch die Präsidentenwechsel im Weißen Haus gestört wurde:
„Cheney und Rumsfeld waren in gewissem Ausmaß die Grundelemente der dauerhaften, aber unsichtbaren nationalen Sicherheitseinrichtung der Vereinigten Staaten, wobei sie in einer Welt lebten, wo die Präsidenten aufeinander folgen, aber ihr Land im ewigen Krieg steht“ [50].
Der Reporter Andrew Cockburn ging weiter und zitierte eine Quelle aus dem Pentagon, um zu beweisen, dass eine Planergruppe der COG unter Präsident Clinton damals zum ersten Mal „fast ausschließlich aus republikanischen Falken bestand“. Nach seiner Quelle an hoher Stelle „‚[k]önnte man von einer geheimen Regierung sprechen, die darauf wartet, dass sie an der Reihe ist. Die Clinton-Verwaltung war demgegenüber außergewöhnlich gleichgültig, [sie hatten] keine Vorstellung davon, was sich dort abspielte‘“ [51].
Die Beschreibung der COG-Planer durch diesen hohen Funktionsträger des Pentagon als „eine geheime Regierung, die darauf wartet, dass sie an der Reihe ist“ – während der Präsidentschaft Clintons, dessen Mannschaft auch Cheney und Rumsfeld einschloss –, kommt der Definition einer „Clique“ oder eines „Klüngels“ sehr nah (das heißt einer Gruppe von Personen, die sich heimlich zusammengetan haben, um eine Umwälzung oder den Umsturz einer Regierung zu bewirken). Eine vergleichbare Situation konnte unter der Präsidentschaft von Jimmy Carter beobachtet werden. Zu der Zeit verbündeten sich bestimmte künftige Protagonisten von Irangate – darunter George Bush sen. und der frühere CIA-Offizier Theodore Shackley – mit den Geheimdienstchefs fremder Staaten, die in dem sogenannten Safari Club zusammenkamen. Ihr gemeinsames Ziel war es, „außerhalb der Kontrolle durch den Kongress und die Agentur [CIA] mit [dem US-Botschafter im Iran und ehemaligen Direktor der CIA Richard] Helms ebenso wie mit seinen loyalsten Männern zusammenzuarbeiten“ [52]. Dieses Netzwerk fing an, Guerilla-Kräfte in Afrika – darunter die UNITA von Jonas Savimbi in Angola – zu unterhalten, wohl wissend, dass ihre Operationen durch die CIA von William Colby oder Stansfield Turner unter Präsident Carter nicht unterstützt wurden [53].
Gewisse Schlüsselfiguren des Safari Clubs – unter anderem der Chef des französischen Auslandsgeheimdienstes (SDECE) Alexandre de Marenches – arbeiteten mit dem CIA-Direktor William Casey, mit George Bush sen. oder Theodore Shackley in der sogenannten „republikanischen Gegenüberraschung“ vom Oktober 1980 zusammen, die die Wiederwahl von Jimmy Carter verhindern sollte. Der Plan bestand darin, die Bemühungen des Weißen Hauses um Repatriierung der Geiseln der US-Botschaft in Teheran vor den Präsidentschaftswahlen zu vereiteln, indem ein Abkommen zwischen den Republikanern und den Iranern verhandelt wurde, das für beide Seiten günstig war. Die Geiseln wurden schließlich nur einige Stunden nach der Amtsübernahme von Präsident Reagan am 20. Januar 1981 befreit [54].
Dieser krumme Coup der Republikaner war nach der Ermordung von JFK und Watergate das dritte strukturelle Tiefenereignis in der jüngeren Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten, vor Irangate und dem 11. September. Die illegalen Kontakte mit dem Iran wurden 1980 eröffnet durch die, wie man sagen könnte, „Gruppe der Oktober-Gegenüberraschung“, die wir beschrieben haben. Um einen Begriff von Alfonso Chardy aufzunehmen, war dies die „Genese“ der Waffenverkäufe von Iran-Contra, die durch die Planer der COG/Mount Weather zwischen 1984 und 1986 überwacht wurden [55].
In einem wichtigen Interview mit dem Investigativjournalisten Robert Parry bestätigte der pensionierte CIA-Agent Miles Copeland, dass eine „CIA in der CIA“ diesen Coup von 1980 bewirkt habe, denn sie habe „beschlossen, dass Carter zum Wohle des Landes von der Präsidentschaft ausgeschlossen werden müsse“ – nach seinen eigenen Worten [56]. Copeland erklärte Robert Parry offen, dass er die Meinung teile, nach der Jimmy Carter „eine große Gefahr für die Nation repräsentiere“, und der frühere Mossad-Agent Ari Ben-Menashe gab Parry gegenüber an, dass Copeland selbst in Wahrheit der „Drahtzieher“ des „Waffen-gegen-Geiseln“-Abkommens von 1980 sei und dass er „die Kooperation der Republikaner mit Israel vermittelt“ habe [57]. Schließlich trugen Copeland und sein Klient Adria Khashoggi, dessen Berater er war, dazu bei, 1984–1985 die Waffenverkäufe an Iran in Gang zu bringen – mit der Hilfe von Theodore Shackley.
Ganz wie Fletcher Knebel – in seinem Buch Sieben Tage im Mai – indessen den militärischen Vorteil der COG-Regierung in Mount Weather überschätzte, so könnte Copeland sich getäuscht haben in Bezug auf die Exklusivität der Rolle der CIA in der Oktober-Gegenüberraschungs-Gruppe. In meinem Buch La Route vers le nouveau désordre mondial habe ich nahe gelegt, dass das CIA-Netzwerk mit dem „Alpha Project“ verschachtelt war, das damals mit David Rockefeller und der Chase Manhattan Bank an den mit dem Iran verknüpften Fragen arbeitete. Zu jener Zeit wurde dieser verkannte Zirkel durch John J. McCloy überwacht, eine Schlüsselperson des Establishments in Washington [58].
Ich beschließe diesen Artikel, indem ich erneut James Mann zitiere, dem zufolge die Regierung der COG in Mount Weather für die Vereinigten Staaten zu charakterisieren ist als „dauerhafte, aber unsichtbare nationale Sicherheitseinrichtung (…), in einer Welt, wo die Präsidenten aufeinander folgen, aber ihr Land im ewigen Krieg steht“ [59]. Wie wir gesehen haben, wurde diese verborgene Führung durch ein Netz ehemaliger Kader der CIA und durch zivile Führungspersonen gesichert. Ich ermutige meine Leser, sich die Möglichkeit vorzustellen, dass bestimmte Elemente aus diesem Kreis „eine Schattenregierung, die darauf wartet, dass sie an der Reihe ist“ gebildet haben können – nicht nur unter der Präsidentschaft von Clinton in den 1990er Jahren oder von Carter 1980, sondern auch von Kennedy im November 1963.

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[1] Peter Dale Scott, L’État profond américain : la finance, le pétrole et la guerre perpétuelle (Éditions Demi-Lune, Plogastel-Saint-Germain, 2015), p.1.
[2] Zu einer Auflistung von Anomalien, die die Ermordung von JFK und der 11. September gemeinsam haben, siehe Peter Dale Scott, The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (Skyhorse, New York, 2013), S. 341-96.
[3] Tim Shorrock, Spies for Hire (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2008), S. 6.
[4] Alfonso Chardy, “Reagan Aides and the Secret Government”, Miami Herald, 5 July 1987: „Einige der Hauptberater des Präsidenten Reagan haben eine parallele Quasiregierung außerhalb der Behörden und der traditionellen Ministerien des Kabinetts ausgeübt und zwar den Schlussfolgerungen der untersuchenden Kongressmitglieder und der Verwaltung zufolge seit den Anfängen der Präsidentschaft Reagans.“
[5] Bei der Befragung von Oliver North hatte Arthur Liman, der Jurist der Untersuchungskommission des Kongresses zur Iran-Contra-Affäre, ihn „wiederholen lassen (…) dass diese Ablenkung eine Idee [des Direktors der CIA William] Casey war“ (Arthur Liman, Lawyer: A Life of Counsel and Controversy, Public Affairs, New York (1998), S. 341).
[6] James Bamford, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies (Doubleday, New York, 2004), S. 72.
[7] Peter Dale Scott, La Route vers le nouveau désordre mondial : 50 ans d’ambitions secrètes des États-Unis (Éditions Demi-Lune, Paris, 2010), S. 294-6, S. 301-14.
[8] Bob Woodward und Carl Bernstein, All the President’s Men (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1974), S. 23.
[9] Idem
[10] John Dean, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush (Little Brown, New York, 2004), S. 120. Überdies schloss sich Howard Baker – der wichtigste Republikaner der Senatskommisssion zur Untersuchung von Watergate 1973 – später der geheimen Führung der COG an (CNN Special Assignment, 17 November 1991)
[11] James Mann, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet (Viking, New York, 2004), S. 142.
[12] Warren-Kommission Hearings, Band 9, S. 106 (oder 9 WH S. 106); Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (University of California Press, Berkeley et Los Angeles, 1966), S. .275-6; Russ Baker, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2009), S. 119-22.
[13] 17 WH S. 605.
[14] 3 WH S. 244.
[15] 4 WH S. 338; s.u. 21 WH S. 768-70.
[16] 7 WH S. 580-1; s.u. 18 WH S. 809, 21 WH S. 571.
[17] „White House Communications Agency“, Signal Corps Regimental History.
[18] HSCA für: House Select Committee on Assassinations.
[19] ARRB für: Assassinations Records Review Board.
[20] In den 1990er Jahren lieferte die WHCA an das ARRB die Zeugenaussagen zum Thema Kommunikation zwischen Dallas und Washington am 22. November 1963 (Akten der WHCA, NARA #172-10001-10002 à NARA #172-10000-10008). Das ARRB versuchte auch, von der WHCA die unveränderten Originalbänder der Gespräche von Air Force One während der Rückreise von Dallas, ebenfalls am 22. November 1963, zu erhalten. (Die bearbeiteten und gekürzten Versionen dieser Bänder sind seit den 1970er Jahren zugänglich in der Bibliothek Lyndon Baines Johnson in Austin, Texas.) Dieser Versuch war unfruchtbar: „Die zahlreichen schriftlichen und mündlichen Anfragen des Studienkomitees an die Kommunikationsagentur des Weißen Hauses haben keine Früchte getragen. Die WHCA war nicht imstande, eine einzige Urkunde zur Erhellung der Herkunft der bearbeiteten Bänder zu produzieren.“ Siehe Assassinations Records Review Board: Final Report, Kapitel 6, Teil 1, S. 116.
[21] 17 WH S. 395.
[22] 17 WH S. 394-95, S. 23; WH S. 841; 17 WH S. 368, S. 395; Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, S. 273-4, S. 278. Der vermeintliche Epileptiker ist nach dem Eintreffen im Parkland-Krankenhaus aus dem Krankenwagen verschwunden (Commission Warren, Document n°1245, pp.6-10).
[23] 17 WH S. 632; s.u. 21 WH S. 580. Zeugnis des Sonderagenten [des Geheimdienstes] Winston E. Lawson, 17 WH S. 632; Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, S. 278.
[24] 4 WH S. 354
[25] Richard Pollock, „The Mysterious Mountain“, The Progressive, March 1976; s.u. „Mount Weather’s ‘Government-in-Waiting’”.
[26] Russ Baker, Family of Secrets, S. 121.
[27] Dee Garrison, Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked (Oxford University Press, New York, 2006), S. 46.
[28] 24 WH S. 219.
[29] 24 WH S. 249.
[30] 3 WH S. 82.
[31] Warren Commission Exhibit Nr. 1778, 23 WH S. 383-4.
[32] Warren Commission Exhibit Nr. 1778, 23 WH S. 383-4.
[33] Warren-Report, S. 317 (oder WR S. 317).
[34] 24 WH S. 328.
[35] Fingerabdruckkarte von Lee Harvey Oswald, 17 WH S. 308. Das Maximalgewicht von Oswald waren 68 kg, als er 1959 die Marine verließ (19 WH S. 584, S. 595).
[36] Bericht des FBI durch den Sonderagenten Fain, 12. Mai 1960, 17 WH S. 706. In demselben Bericht nennt Marguerite den namen von Oswald Vater „Edward Lee Oswald“; sein Wahrer Name war Robert Edward Lee Oswald (WR S. 669-70).
[37] Zeugenaussage des Inspektors Herbert Sawyer, 6 WH S. 321-2: „Ich erinnere mich, dass es sich um einen weißen mann handelte, und dass er weder jung noch alt war.“ S.u. Band von Kanal 2 der Polizei von Dallas um 12.25 Uhr (23 WH S. 916).
[38] WR S. 5.
[39] WR S. 145.
[40] Ian Griggs, „Did Howard Leslie Brennan Really Attend an Identification Lineup ?“.
[41] 3 WH S. 144.
[42] Zeugenaussage von Winston Lawson (Geheimdienst), 17 WH S. 630 : „Ich habe den Offizier Curry nach dem Standort des Wagens an der Spitze gefragt [– der sich auf dem Flugplatz Love Field von Dallas befand –] und habe [dort] einen tragbaren Funk der WHCA installiert, den ich [anschließend] getestet habe.“
[43] „Das Fahrzeug an der Spitze war in Kontakt (…) mit dem Lotsen-Wagen über den Polizeifunk und mit der Limousine des Präsidenten dank des tragbaren Funks vom Geheimdienst. „Pamela McElwain-Brown, „The Presidential Lincoln Continental SS-100-X“, Dealey Plaza Echo, Bd. 3, Nr. 2, S. 23 (Polizeifunk), – Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, S. .272-5 (Lumpkin).
[44] David Talbot, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (Free Press, New York, 2007), S. 148.
[45] Jonathan M. Schoenwald, A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001), S. 100-2.
[46] Hope Yen, „Eisenhower Letters Reveal Doomsday Plan : Citizens Tapped to Take Over in Case of Attack“, AP, 21 March 2004.
[47] Siehe z.B. Mann, Rise of the Vulcans, S. 138-40 (Cheney und Rumsfeld); CNN Special Assignment, 17 November 1991 (Helms).
[48] Bei der Befragung von Oliver North hatte Arthur Liman, der Jurist der Untersuchungskommission des Kongresses zur Iran-Contra-Affäre, ihn „wiederholen lassen (…) dass diese Ablenkung eine Idee [des Direktors der CIA William] Casey war“ (Arthur Liman, Lawyer: A Life of Counsel and Controversy, Public Affairs, New York (1998), S. 341). S.u. The “October Surprise” Allegations and the Circumstances Surrounding the Release of the American Hostages Held in Iran: Report of the Special Counsel to Senator Terry Sanford and Senator James M. Jeffords of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Senat der Vereinigten Staaten, Band 4, S. 33 („Gruppe der Oktober-Gegenüberraschung“).
[49] CNN Special Assignment, 17 November 1991.
[50] Mann, Rise of the Vulcans, S. 145.
[51] Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy (Scribner, New York, 2007), S. 88.
[52] Joseph J. Trento, Prelude to Terror: The Rogue CIA and the Legacy of America’s Private Intelligence Network (Carroll & Graf, New York, 2005), S. 61.
[53] Piero Gleijeses, Visions of Freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991 (The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2013), S. 66-8; Elaine Windrich, „The Laboratory of Hate: The Role of Clandestine Radio in the Angolan War“, International Journal of Cultural Studies 3(2), 2000.
[54] Alfonso Chardy, „Reagan Aides and the Secret Government“, Miami Herald, 5 July 1987: „Gelenkt durch Richard Allen – den außenpolitischen Berater der Wahlkampfmannschaft [von Reagan] – wurde diese Gruppe begründet, weil [die Republikaner fürchteten] dass Carter aus seinem Hut eine ‚Oktober-Überraschung’ holen könnte, etwa einen Vertrag auf die letzte Minute, damit die Geiseln vor der Wahl am 4. November [1980] befreit wären. Einer der ersten Schritte dieser Gruppe war es, ein Treffen mit einem Mann zu organisieren, der unter der Versicherung, den Iran zu vertreten, vorschlug, [nach der Wahl von] Reagan die Geiseln zu befreien. Allen – [sein] Hauptberater (…) in Angelegenheiten der nationalen Sicherheit – und ein anderer Wahlkampfhelfer namens Laurence Silberman enthüllten im April [danach] dieses Treffen im Miami Herald. [S]ie bestätigten, dass McFarlane, der damals Beigeordneter in der Senatskommission für die Streitkräfte war, es organisierte und daran teilnahm. Dieser letztere wurde anschließend der nationale Sicherheitsberater von Reagan und er spielte eine zentrale Rolle in der Iran-Contra-Affäre. Allen und Silberman versicherten, sie hätten das Angebot abgelehnt, die Geiseln [nach der Wahl von] Reagan zu befreien.“ (Der fragliche Iraner war Houshang Lavi. Nach seinem Tod konnte Robert Parry dank der Agenda des Verstorbenen bestätigen, dass dieses Treffen in der Tat stattgefunden hatte.)
[55] Alfonso Chardy, „Reagan Aides and the Secret Government“, Miami Herald, 5 July 1987.
[56] „America’s False History Allows the Powerful to Commit Crimes Without Consequence“, Interview von Robert Parry durch Mark Karlin, Truth Out, 15 January 2013.
[57] Robert Parry, Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery (Sheridan Square Press, New York, 1993), S. 175.
[58] Scott, La Route vers le nouveau désordre mondial, S. 124-7, S. 132-3. Eine Schlüsselperson des „Alpha Project“ war Archibald Roosevelt – ein Pensionär der CIA und Freund von Copeland Copeland –, der 1980 ein Feind von Carter und ein Angestellter der Chase Manhattan Bank war.
[59] Mann, Rise of the Vulcans, S. 145.

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Peter Dale Scott

Peter Dale Scott Former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Peter Dale Scott is the author of Drugs Oil and War, The Road to 9/11, The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War. His latest book is American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection and the Road to Afghanistan, Rowman & Littlefield.
Mount Weather entrance.
For some time now, I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events: events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic falsifications in the mainstream media and internal government records. [1]

The more I study these deep events, the more I see suggestive similarities between them, increasing the possibility that they are not unrelated external intrusions on American history, but parts of an endemic process, sharing to some degree or other a common source. [2]
For example, one factor linking Dallas, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11, has been the involvement in all four deep events of personnel involved in America’s highest-level emergency planning, known since the 1950s as Continuity of Government (COG) planning, or more colloquially inside the Pentagon as “the Doomsday Project.” A few of these actors may have been located at the top, as overseers of the secret COG system. Others – including some I shall talk about today – were located further down in its secret communications network.
I see this planning group as one among many in what I have chosen to call the American deep state, along with agencies like the CIA and NSA, the private groups like Booz Allen Hamilton to which more than half of the US intelligence budget is outsourced, [3] and finally the powerful banks and corporations whose views are well represented in the CIA and NSA. But if only one group among many, the COG planning group is also special, because of its control of and access to a communications channel, not under government control, that can reach deeply into the US social structure. I discuss these matters at some length in my next book, The American Deep State, due out in November.
COG planning was originally authorized by Truman and Eisenhower as planning for a response to a crippling atomic attack that had decapitated government. In consequence its planning group contemplated extreme measures, including what Alfonso Chardy in 1987 called “suspension of the Constitution.” [4] And yet in Iran-Contra its asset of a secret communications network, developed for the catastrophe of decapitation, was used instead to evade an official embargo on arms sales to Iran that dated back to 1979. My question today is whether the network could have been similarly misused in November 1963.
The Iran-contra misuse has been well-documented. Oliver North supervised the sale of arms to Iran by using his resources as the National Security Council action officer for COG planning, under cover of a “National Program Office” that was overseen by then Vice-President George H. W. Bush. [5] North and his superiors could thus use the COG emergency network, known then as Flashboard, for the arms sales to Iran that had to be concealed from other parts of the Washington bureaucracy as well as the public. So when North had to send emergency instructions for arms delivery to the US Embassy in Lisbon, instructions that directly contravened the embargo prohibiting such sales, he used the Flashboard network to avoid alerting the Ambassador and other unwitting personnel.
The documented example of Iran-Contra allows me to explain what I am saying about the users of the COG network, and also what I am not saying. To begin with, I am not saying that a single “Secret Team” has for decades been using the COG network to manipulate the US Government from outside it. There is no evidence to suggest that North’s actions in Iran-Contra were known to any of his superiors other than CIA chief William Casey and probably George Bush. The point is that a very small group had access to a high-level secret network outside government review, in order to implement a program in opposition to government policy. They succumbed to the temptation to use this secure network that had been designed for other purposes. I have argued elsewhere that this secure network was used again on 9/11, to implement key orders for which the 9/11 Commission could find no records. [6] Whether it was also used for illicit purposes is not known.
It is certain that the COG emergency network program survived North’s demise, and continued to be secretly developed for decades, at a cost of billions, and overseen by a team including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. It is relevant that the two men’s presence on the committee spanned three administrations – those of Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton — even though at one point under Clinton neither man held a position inside the U.S. government. Such continuity was essential for a group so secret that few records existed of its activities. And on 9/11 COG plans were officially implemented for the first time, by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, the two men who had planned them for so many years. [7]
Whether or not they knew about Iran-Contra, Cheney and Rumsfeld were on the COG planning committee at the time of Iran-Contra. There is no such obvious link between COG planning and Watergate, but the involvement of COG personnel in Watergate is nonetheless striking. James McCord, one of the Watergate burglars, was a member of a small Air Force Reserve unit in Washington attached to the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) that was assigned “to draw up lists of radicals and to develop contingency plans for censorship of the news media and U.S. mail in time of war.” [8] His unit was part of the Wartime Information Security Program (WISP), which had responsibility for activating “contingency plans for imposing censorship on the press, the mails and all telecommunications (including government communications) [and] preventive detention of civilian ‘security risks,’ who would be placed in military ‘camps.’” [9] In addition, John Dean, perhaps the central Watergate figure, had overseen secret COG activities when serving as the associate deputy attorney general. [10]
In the case of the JFK assassination, I wish to focus on two men who functioned as part of the communications network of the Office of Emergency Planning (OEP), the agency renamed in 1968 as the Office of Emergency Preparedness (to which McCord was attached), and renamed again in 1982 as the National Program Office (for which Oliver North was the action officer). [11]
These two men (there are others) are Winston Lawson, the Secret Service advance man who from the lead car of the motorcade was in charge of the Secret Service radio channels operating in the motorcade; and Jack Crichton, the army intelligence reserve officer who with Deputy Dallas Police Chief George Lumpkin selected the Russian interpreter for Marina Oswald’s first (and falsified) FBI interview. [12]
Lawson has drawn the critical attention of JFK researchers, both for dubious actions he took before and during the assassination, and also for false statements he made after it (some of them under oath). For example, Lawson reported after the assassination that motorcycles were deployed on “the right and left flanks of the President’s car” (17 WH 605). On the morning of November 22, however, the orders had been changed (3 WH 244), so that the motorcycles rode instead, as Lawson himself testified to the Warren Commission, “just back of the President’s car” (4 WH 338; cf. 21 WH 768-70). Captain Lawrence of the Dallas Police testified that that the proposed side escorts were redeployed to the rear on Lawson’s own instructions (7 WH 580-81; cf. 18 WH 809, 21 WH 571). This would appear to have left the President more vulnerable to a possible crossfire.
Early on November 22, at Love Field, Lawson installed, in what would become the lead car, the base radio whose frequencies were used by all Secret Service agents on the motorcade. This radio channel, operated by the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), was used for some key decisions before and after the assassination, yet its records, unlike those of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) Channels One and Two, were never made available to the Warren Commission, or any subsequent investigation. The tape was not withheld because it was irrelevant; on the contrary, it contained very significant information.
The WHCA actually reports to this day on its website that the agency was “a key player in documenting the assassination of President Kennedy.” [13] However it is not clear for whom this documentation was conducted, or why it was not made available to the Warren Commission, the House Select Committee on Assassinations, or the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB). [14] It should have been.
For one thing, the WHCA tape, as Vincent Palamara has written, contains the “key” to the unresolved mystery of who, after the shooting, redirected the motorcade to Parkland hospital. The significance of this apparently straightforward command, about which there was much conflicting testimony, is heightened when we read repeated orders on the Dallas Police radio transcript to “cut all traffic for the ambulance going to Parkland code 3” (17 WH 395) – the ambulance in question having nothing to do with the president (whose shooting had not yet been announced on the DPD radio). In fact the ambulance had been dispatched about ten minutes before the assassination to pick someone from in front of the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD), who was wrongly suspected of having suffered an epileptic seizure. [15]
Lawson later reported to the Secret Service that he heard on his radio “that we should proceed to the nearest hospital.” He wrote also that he “requested Chief Curry to have the hospital contacted,” and then that “Our Lead Car assisted the motorcycles in escorting the President’s vehicle to Parkland Hospital” (17 WH 632), cf. 21 WH 580). [16] In other words, after hearing something on the WHCA radio, Lawson helped ensure that the President’s limousine would follow the route already set up by the motorcycles for the epileptic. (In his very detailed Warren Commission testimony, Lawson said nothing about the route having already been cleared. On the contrary he testified that “we had to do some stopping of cars and holding our hands out the windows and blowing the sirens and horns to get through” (4 WH 354).
The WHCA radio channel used by Lawson and others communicated almost directly to the WHCA base at Mount Weather in Virginia, the base facility of the COG network. From there, Secret Service communications were relayed to the White House, via the batteries of communications equipment connecting Mount Weather with the White House and “Raven Rock” — the underground Pentagon sixty miles north of Washington — as well as with almost every US military unit stationed around the globe. [17]
Jack Crichton, head of the 488th Army Intelligence Reserve unit of Dallas, was also part of this Mount Weather COG network. This was in his capacity as chief of intelligence for Dallas Civil Defense, which worked out of an underground Emergency Operating Center. As Russ Baker reports, “Because it was intended for ‘continuity of government’ operations during an attack, [the Center] was fully equipped with communications equipment.” [18] In retrospect the Civil Defense Program is remembered derisively, for having advised schoolchildren, in the event of an atomic attack, to hide their heads under their desks. [19] But in 1963 civil defense was one of the urgent responsibilities assigned to the Office of Emergency Planning, which is why Crichton, as much as Secret Service agent Lawson, could be in direct touch with the OEP’s emergency communications network at Mount Weather.
Jack Crichton is of interest because he, along with DPD Deputy Chief George Lumpkin of the 488th Army Intelligence Reserve unit, was responsible for choosing a Russian interpreter for Marina Oswald from the right-wing Russian community. This man was Ilya Mamantov, who translated for Marina Oswald at her first DPD interview on November 22. What she allegedly said in Russian at this interview was later used to bolster what I have called the “phase one” story, still promoted from some CIA sources, that Russia and/or Cuba were behind the assassination.
As summarized by the FBI, Mamantov’s account of Marina’s Russian testimony was as follows:
MARINA OSWALD advised that LEE HARVEY OSWALD owned a rifle which he used in Russia about two years ago. She observed what she presumed to be the same rifle in a blanket in the garage at [Ruth Paine’s residence]…. MARINA OSWALD stated that on November 22, she had been shown a rifle in the Dallas Police Department…. She stated that it was a dark color like the one that she had seen, but she did not recall the sight. [20]
These specific details – that Marina said she had seen a rifle that was dark and scopeless – were confirmed in an affidavit (signed by Marina and Mamantov, 24 WH 219) that was taken by DPD officer B.L. Senkel (24 WH 249). They were confirmed again by Ruth Paine, who witnessed the Mamantov interview, (3 WH 82). They were confirmed again the next night in an interview of Marina by the Secret Service, translated by Mamantov’s close friend Peter Gregory. But a Secret Service transcript of the interview reveals that the source of these details was Gregory, not Marina:
(Q) This gun, was it a rifle or a pistol or just what kind of a gun? Can she answer that?
(A) It was a gun
Mr. Gregory asked: Can you describe it?
NOTE: Subject said: I cannot describe it because a rifle to me like all rifles.
Gregory translation: She said she cannot describe it. It was sort of a dark rifle just like any other common rifle…
Subject in Russian: It was a hump (or elevation) but I never saw through the scope….
Gregory translation: She says there was an elevation on the rifle but there was no scope – no telescope. [21]
We have to conclude not just that Gregory had falsified Marina’s testimony (“a rifle to me like all rifles”); but so probably had his friend Mamantov, who later testified no less than seven times to the Warren Commission that Marina had used the word “dark” to describe the gun. There were others in Dallas who claimed that Oswald’s gun indeed had been scopeless, until Oswald had a scope installed on it by Dallas gunsmith Dial Ryder. The Warren Report elaborately refuted this corroborated claim, and concluded that “the authenticity of the repair tag” used to support it was “subject to grave doubts.” (WR 317).
We can see here, what the Warren Commission did not wish to see, signs of a conspiracy to misrepresent Marina’s testimony, and possibly to link Oswald’s gun to a dark and scopeless rifle he had in the Soviet Union. Our concerns that Mamantov misrepresented her lead us to concerns about why two Army Intelligence Reserve officers from the 488th unit (Jack Crichton and Deputy DPD Chief George Lumpkin) selected Mamantov as her interpreter. Our concerns are increased when we see that B.L. Senkel, the DPD officer who took Marina’s suspect affidavit, was the partner of F.P. Turner, who collected the dubious rifle repair tag (24 WH 328), and that both men spent most of November 22 with DPD Deputy Chief Lumpkin. For example, they were with Lumpkin in the pilot car of the motorcade when Lumpkin was communicating with Winston Lawson in the lead car behind them.
I conclude that when we look at the conduct of the two men we know to have been parts of the COG emergency communications network in Dallas, we see patterns of sinister behavior that also involved others, or what we may call conspiratorial behavior. These concatenated efforts to implicate Oswald in a phase-one conspiracy narrative lead me to propose a hypothesis for which I have neither evidence nor an alternative explanation: namely, that someone on the WHCA network may have been the source for the important unexplained description on the Dallas Police tapes of a suspect who had exactly the false height and weight (5 feet 10 inches, 165 pounds) recorded for Oswald in his FBI and CIA files.
08Note that there are no other known sources ascribing this specific height and weight to Oswald. For example, when he was arrested and charged in Dallas that same day, Oswald was recorded as having a height of 5’9 ½ inches, and a weight of 131 pounds. [22] The first reference to Oswald as 5’10”, 165 pounds, was that offered by Oswald’s mother Marguerite to FBI Agent Fain in May 1960, when Oswald himself was absent in Russia. [23]
The DPD officer contributing the description on the Police Channel was Inspector Herbert Sawyer, who allegedly had heard it from someone outside the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) whom he could not identify or describe. [24] The Warren Report said categorically that his source was Howard Brennan (WR 5), and that on the evening of November 22, Brennan “identified Oswald as the person in the lineup who bore the closest resemblance to the man in the window but he said that he was unable to make a positive identification” (WR 145). But there are many reasons to doubt this, starting with conflicts in Brennan’s own testimony (as Anthony Summers reported in Conspiracy, pp. 109-10) . And Ian Griggs has made a strong case that Brennan never saw Oswald in a line-up that evening. (There are police records placing Oswald in three line-ups that day, and corroborating witness reports of them; but there is no evidence whatever that Brennan attended any of the three.) [25]
There is another strong reason to doubt that the source was Brennan. Brennan testified later to the Warren Commission that he saw his suspect in a window of the Texas School Book Depository, “standing up and leaning against the left window sill.” Pressed to describe how much of the suspect he saw, Brennan answered, “I could see probably his whole body, from his hips up. But at the time that he was firing the gun, a possibility from his belt up” (3 WH 144).
The awkwardness of Brennan’s language draws attention to the fundamental problem about the description. It is hard to imagine anyone giving a full height and weight estimate from seeing someone who was only partially visible in a window. So there are intrinsic grounds for believing the description must have come from another source. And when we see that the same description is found in Oswald’s FBI and CIA files — and nowhere else – there are reasons to suspect the source was from government secret files.
We have seen that there was interaction in Dallas between the WHCA and DPD radio channels, thanks to the WHCA portable radio that Lawson had installed in the lead car of the presidential motorcade. [26] This radio in turn was in contact by police radio with the pilot car ahead of it, carrying Dallas Police Department (DPD) Deputy Chief Lumpkin of the 488th Army Intelligence Reserve unit. [27] At the same time, as noted above, it was in contact with the COG nerve center at Mount Weather, Virginia. And Mount Weather had the requisite secret communications to receive information from classified intelligence files, without other parts of the government being alerted.
Permit me at this moment an instructive digression. It is by now well established that Kennedy in 1963 was concerned enough by “the threat of far-right treason” that he urgently persuaded Hollywood director John Frankenheimer “to turn [the novel] Seven Days in May into a movie.” [28] In this book, a charismatic superior officer, Air Force General James Mattoon Scott, intend[s] to stage a coup d’état …. According to the plan, an undisclosed Army combat unit known as ECOMCON (Emergency COMmunications CONtrol) will seize control of the country’s telephone, radio, and television networks, while the conspiracy directs the military and its allies in Congress and the media from “Mount Thunder” (a continuity of government base based on Mount Weather).
It is no secret also that in 1963 Kennedy had aroused major right-wing dissatisfaction, largely because of signs of his increasing rapprochement with the Soviet Union. The plot of the book and movie reflects the concern of liberals at the time about generals like General Edwin Walker, who had resigned in 1961 after Kennedy criticized his political activities in the Army. (Walker had given his troops John Birch Society literature, along with the names of right-wing candidates to vote for.) [29] We can assume however that Kennedy had no firm evidence of a Mount Weather conspiracy: if he had, it is unlikely his response would have just been to sponsor a fictionalized movie.
It is important at this stage to point out that, although COG elements like Mount Weather were considered part of the Pentagon, the COG “government in waiting” was at no time under military control. On the contrary, President Eisenhower had ensured that it was broadly based at the top, so its planners included some of the nation’s top corporate leaders, like Frank Stanton of CBS. [30] By all accounts of COG leadership in the decades after Reagan took office in 1981, this so-called “shadow government” still included CEOs of private corporations, like Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, as well as three former CIA directors: Richard Helms, [31] James Schlesinger, and George Bush.
Alfonso Chardy wrote in 1987 that the “virtual parallel government” empowering North to run Iran-Contra had also developed “a secret contingency plan that called for suspension of the Constitution, turning control of the United States over to FEMA.” [32] Subsequently North was questioned in the Iran-Contra Hearings about this charge, but was prevented by the Committee Chairman, Democratic Senator Inouye, from answering in a public session.
Later, investigating the powerful COG planning group, CNN called it “a hidden government [in the USA] about which you know nothing.” [33] James Mann emphasized its hawkish continuity, unaffected by changes of presidency in the White House:
Cheney and Rumsfeld were, in a sense, a part of the permanent, though hidden, national security apparatus of the United States, inhabitants of a world in which Presidents come and go, but America always keeps on fighting.” [34]
Going one step further, Andrew Cockburn quoted a Pentagon source to support a claim that a COG planning group under Clinton was now for the first time staffed “almost exclusively with Republican hawks.” In the words of his source, “You could say this was a secret government-in-waiting. The Clinton administration was extraordinarily inattentive, [they had] no idea what was going on.” [35]
The Pentagon official’s description of COG planners as a “secret government-in-waiting” under Clinton (which still included both Cheney and Rumsfeld) is very close to the standard definition of a cabal, as a group of persons secretly united to bring about a change or overthrow of government. A very similar situation existed under Jimmy Carter, when some of those who would later figure in Iran-Contra (notably George H.W. Bush and Theodore Shackley) worked with chiefs of foreign intelligence services (the so-called Safari Club) “to start working with [former DCI Richard] Helms [then U.S. Ambassador to Iran] and his most trusted operatives outside of Congressional and even Agency purview.” [36] This group began by backing guerrilla forces in Africa (notably UNITA of Jonas Savimbi in Angola), which they knew would not be backed by the CIA under William Colby or Stansfield Turner. [37]
But some of these figures, notably Alexandre de Marenches of the French spy agency SDECE, became involved with Casey, Bush, Shackley, and others in a 1980 plot – the so-called Republican “October Surprise” – to prevent the reelection of Jimmy Carter. The essence of this plot was to frustrate Carter’s efforts to repatriate the hostages seized in the U.S. Tehran Embassy, by negotiating a Republican deal with the Iranians that would be more to their liking. (The hostages in fact were returned hours after Reagan took office in 1981.) [38]
This Republican hostage plot in 1980 deserves to be counted as a fifth structural deep event in recent US history. Unquestionably the illicit contacts with Iran established by the October Surprise Group in 1980 became, as Alfonso Chardy wrote, the “genesis” of the Iran-Contra arms deals overseen by the COG/ Mount Weather planners in 1984-86. [39]
In an important interview with journalist Robert Parry, the veteran CIA officer Miles Copeland claimed that a “CIA within the CIA” inspired the 1980 plot, having concluded by 1980 that Jimmy Carter (in Copeland’s words) “had to be removed from the presidency for the good of the country.” [40] Copeland made it clear to Parry that he shared this view that Carter “represented a grave threat to the nation,” and former Mossad agent Ari Ben-Menashe told Parry that Copeland himself was in fact “the conceptual father” of the 1980 arms-for-hostages deal, and had “brokered [the] Republican cooperation with Israel.” [41] And Copeland, together with his client Adnan Khashoggi whom he advised, went on with Shackley to help launch the 1984-85 Iranian arms deals as well.
However, just as Knebel in Seven Days may have overestimated the military component in the COG Mount Weather leadership, so Copeland may have dwelt too exclusively on the CIA component behind the October Surprise Group. In The Road to 9/11, I suggested that this CIA network overlapped with a so-called “Project Alpha,” working at the time for David Rockefeller and the Chase Manhattan Bank on Iran issues, which was chaired by the veteran establishment figure John J. McCloy. [42]
I will conclude by again quoting James Mann’s dictum that the Mount Weather COG leadership constitutes a “permanent, though hidden, national security apparatus of the United States, … a world in which Presidents come and go, but America always keeps on fighting.” [43] And I would like this audience to investigate whether elements of this enduring leadership, with its ever-changing mix of CIA veterans and civilian leaders, may have constituted “a secret government-in-waiting,” not just under Clinton in the 1990s, not just under Carter in 1980, but also under Kennedy in November 1963.

 

[1] Peter Dale Scott, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014 [forthcoming]).
[2] For a partial list of anomalies between the JFK assassination and 9/11, see Peter Dale Scott, The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (New York: Skyhorse, 2013), 341-96.
[3] Tim Shorrock, Spies for Hire (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 6.
[4] Alfonso Chardy, “Reagan Aides and the Secret Government,” Miami Herald, July 5, 1987: “Some of President Reagan’s top advisers have operated a virtual parallel government outside the traditional Cabinet departments and agencies almost from the day Reagan took office, congressional investigators and administration officials have concluded.”
[5] James Bamford, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the abuse of America’s intelligence agencies (New York: Doubleday, 2004), 72.
[6] Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), 213-14, 219-29.
[7] Bamford, A Pretext for War, 71-81.
[8] Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, All the President’s Men (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974), 23.
[9] Jim Hougan, Secret Agenda (New York: Random House, 1984), 16. For more on WISP, see David Wise, The Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power (New York: Random House, 1973), 134-37.
[10] John Dean, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush (New York: Little Brown, 2004), 120. In addition Howard Baker, in 1973 the ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee that investigated Watergate, was later part of the COG secret leadership (CNN Special Assignment, November 17, 1991).
[11] James Mann, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet (New York: Viking, 2004), 142.
[12] Warren Commission Hearings, Vol. 9, p.106 (or 9 WH 106) ; Scott, Deep Politics, 275-76; Russ Baker, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009), 119-22.
[13] “White House Communications Agency,” Signal Corps Regimental History.
[14] In the 1990s the WHCA supplied statements to the ARRB concerning communications between Dallas and Washington on November 22 (NARA #172-10001-10002 to NARA #172-10000-10008). The Assassination Records Review Board also attempted to obtain from the WHCA the unedited original tapes of conversations from Air Force One on the return trip from Dallas, November 22, 1963. (Edited and condensed versions of these tapes had been available since the 1970s from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, Texas.) The attempt was unsuccessful: “The Review Board’s repeated written and oral inquiries of the White House Communications Agency did not bear fruit. The WHCA could not produce any records that illuminated the provenance of the edited tapes.” See Assassinations Records Review Board: Final Report, chapter 6, Part 1, 116.
[15] 17 WH 394-95, 23 WH 841; 17 WH 368, 395; Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, 273-74, 278. The alleged epileptic walked away from the ambulance after it arrived at Highland (Warren Commission Document 1245, 6-10).
[16] Statement of Special Agent Winston E. Lawson [to Secret Service],” 17 WH 632; Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, 278.
[17] Richard Pollock, “The Mysterious Mountain,” The Progressive, March, 1976; cf. “Mount Weather’s ‘Government-in-Waiting,’”.
[18] Russ Baker, Family of Secrets, 121.
[19] Dee Garrison, Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), 46.
[20] Warren Commission Exhibit 1778, 23 WH 383-84.
[21] Commission Document 344 – SS Howard Tape Copy of 01 Dec 1963, p. 23.
[22] Lee Harvey Oswald fingerprint card, 17 WH 308. The heaviest Oswald actually weighed was 150 pounds, when he left the Marines in 1959 (19 WH 584, 595).
[23] FBI report by Special Agent Fain, dated May 12, 1960, 17 WH 706. In the same report Marguerite named Oswald’s father as “Edward Lee Oswald.” His actual name was Robert Edward Lee Oswald (WR 669-70).
[24] Testimony of Inspector Herbert Sawyer, 6 WH 321-22: “I remember that he was a white man and that he wasn’t young and he wasn’t old.” Cf. Dallas Police Channel Two Tape at 12:25 PM (23 WH 916).
[25] Ian Griggs, “Did Howard Leslie Brennan Really Attend an Identification Lineup?”.
[26] Statement of Secret Service Winston Lawson, 17 WH 630: “I checked with Chief Curry as to location of Lead Car [at Love Field] and had WHCA portable radio put in and checked.”
[27] “The lead car was in radio contact with the pilot car by police radio, and with the Presidential limousine by Secret Service portable radios” (Pamela McElwain-Brown, “The Presidential Lincoln Continental SS-100-X,” Dealey Plaza Echo, Volume 3, Issue 2, 23). Cf. Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, 272-75 (Lumpkin).
[28] David Talbot, Brothers: the hidden history of the Kennedy years (New York: Free Press, 2007), 148.
[29] Jonathan M. Schoenwald, A time for choosing: the rise of modern American conservatism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), .
[30] Hope Yen, “Eisenhower Letters Reveal Doomsday Plan: Citizens Tapped to Take Over in Case of Attack,” AP, March 21, 2004.
[31] CNN Special Assignment, November 17, 1991.
[32] Alfonso Chardy, “Reagan Aides and the Secret Government,” Miami Herald, July 5, 1987: “Some of President Reagan’s top advisers have operated a virtual parallel government outside the traditional Cabinet departments and agencies almost from the day Reagan took office, congressional investigators and administration officials have concluded.”
[33] CNN Special Assignment, November 17, 1991.
[34] James Mann, Rise of the Vulcans, 145.
[35] Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy (New York: Scribner, 2007), 88.
[36] Joseph J. Trento, Prelude to terror: the rogue CIA and the legacy of America’s private intelligence network (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005), 61.
[37] Piero Gleijeses, Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]), 66-68; Elaine Windrich, “The Laboratory of Hate: The Role of Clandestine Radio in the Angolan War,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 3(2), 2000.
[38] Alfonso Chardy, “Reagan Aides and the Secret Government,” Miami Herald, July 5, 1987: “The group, led by campaign foreign policy adviser Richard Allen, was founded out of concern Carter might pull off an “October surprise” such as a last-minute deal for the release of the hostages before the Nov. 4 election. One of the group’s first acts was a meeting with a man claiming to represent Iran who offered to release the hostages to Reagan.
Allen — Reagan’s first national security adviser— and another campaign aide, Laurence Silberman, told The Herald in April of the meeting. they said McFarlane, then a Senate Armed Services Committee aide, arranged and attended it. McFarlane later became Reagan’s national security adviser and played a key role in the Iran-contra affair. Allen and Silberman said they rejected the offer to release the hostages to Reagan.” [The Iranian was Houshang Lavi, and after Lavi’s death Robert Parry confirmed from Lavi’s diary that the meeting did take place].
[39] Alfonso Chardy, “Reagan Aides and the Secret Government,” Miami Herald, July 5, 1987.
[40] “America’s False History Allows the Powerful to Commit Crimes Without Consequence,” Mark Karlin Interview of Robert Parry, January 15, 2013, Truthout Interview.
[41] Robert Parry, Trick or Treason, 175.
[42] Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), 81-83, 88. A key figure was CIA veteran and Copeland friend Archibald Roosevelt, in 1980 a Carter foe and also employee of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
[43] Mann, Rise of the Vulcans, 145.
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35 Things the Ruling Cabal Does Not Want You to Know

 

Preston James, Ph.D

Social Psychologist with Doctorate from Major Midwest Big Ten University. Retired after serving the community for over 36 years during which time there were numerous contacts with those associated with Intel and Law Enforcement.

by Preston James

liars-all-aroundsFor almost 100 years there has been a Secret Ruling Cabal of Banksters and Industrialists from the City of London Financial District that has been running the USG and setting the policies of America which are based on Big Lies and Major Deceptions.
This cabal has spent many billions of hard earned American dollars which they have confiscated through a crooked tax system to pay “talking-head” major mass media “newscasters” to limit what you can know and to make sure almost everything the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) is lies and dispensed propaganda, which helps keep this super-elite deviant Ruling Cabal in power and keeps important truths from the public.
The Cabal knows that they must keep truth from the people in order to continue in power, and now the advent of the worldwide Internet is posing their greatest threat ever, and their demise may be right around the corner.
Some of the oldest most senior members of the Cabal believe that the only way to stop this erosion of their control over truth that the Internet now presents is to elicit a major nuclear WW3 that will radically depopulate the earth and convert the political structure back into a Middle Ages type feudal King/Serf system.
The advent of the worldwide Internet is proving to be the undoing of this Cabal’s previous near complete lock on the truth.
They have controlled the history books, the school teaching agendas and limited higher education to their approved subject areas. The worldwide Internet is now proving to be the New Gutenberg Press and has the same power to completely dethrone the Cabal and restructure society. It is an engine for the spontaneous and widespread emergence of a new worldwide populism, a new worldwide Conscience-Collective that can and will erode and displace the CMMM.
Without the CMMM’s constant uncontested dispensing of lies and propaganda, the ruling Cabal’s power, authority 6corps2and legitimacy will be progressively eroded, and eventually this Cabal will be exposed and eliminated. This process appears to be well under way now thanks to the advent of the worldwide Internet “Truth Movement”, a new type of spontaneously emerging world populism.
Karen Hudes, former high ranking counsel for the World Bank, has disclosed that at least five of the six American major mass media are owned by the six largest banks which means that they control public opinion by controlling what the major mass media dispenses to the public. Thanks to the Internet this is quickly coming to a screeching halt right before our eyes in real time.
No greater litmus test has been more clearly apparent for the CMMM than the recent false flag attack in Syria by Al Cia Duh.
Watch the CMMM house of cards start to fall as the truth is fully exposed by the alternative media on the Internet. This is called “driving the news” and when a certain critical mass is reached in the alternative Internet media, the CMMM is eventually forced to cover the story and in a way that has moved toward the alternative version. Eventually the full alternative version completely displaces the original cover-up story and these truth nuggets of horrible USG crimes and abuses written abuse benignly and accepted in the CMMM like they were just an everyday normal occurrence. The Ruling Cabal knows that major stories have a short decay cycle and if they can delay the truth for a certain period of months or years, it just doesn’t matter if the public finds out because it is old, stale news by that time and not considered relevant to most.
If you ever felt that you were being manipulated by the major mass media you were very perceptive because that is what has been happening and it is because the Banksters use the major mass media to dictate public opinion to meet their needs, which makes the major mass media almost completely controlled.  that is why it makes sense to refer to it as the a Controlled Major Mass media (CMMM).
The CMMM is based through and through on lies, deceit and propaganda that most American subjects have believed as Gospel truth until very recently.
This blanket acceptance and trust of the CMMM by the naive, mind-kontrolled “asleep at the wheel” public is similar to the King’s New Clothes fable, but it is now being eroded almost daily as the Alternative News on the Internet grows in popularity.
This is extremely vexing to the Ruling Cabal because they know unless they act soon to suppress this growing erosion of their mind-kontrolling/dumbing down mechanism (the CMMM), they will become fully exposed and the curtain will be pulled back showing the Wizard of Oz to be a weak old man with no real power except for his power to deceive, manipulate and mind-kontrol. This newly emergent worldwide Internet Truth movement is cutting through these ruling Cabal lies like a hot knife through butter and its ability to do so and drive the alternative news into mainstream news is increasing almost daily. So far all attempts to slow this or stop this have failed or resulted in an ever increasing emergence of Internet provided truth accepted and believed by the masses.
The Ruling Cabal’s ability to continue withholding the truth from its subjects is waning by the day as the Alternative media has now outpaced the CMMM in popularity.
You cannot easily find any young people going to mainstream mass media TV network news for information, they all go to the alternative news sites on the web like Drudgereport.com, Rense.com, Presstv.ir, whatreallyhappened.com, Veteranstoday.com, rt.com, infowars.com, amtvmedia.com, rinf.com, wired.com (danger room), and so many more fine newsfeed websites like these that it would fill pages.
And few believe the network news radio reports anymore either.  Since these network radio news are also Cabal controlled and part of the CMMM, their constant parroting of what the network TV talking head spout is increasingly also ignored. And those sites that are run out of the Pentagon or the Fusion centers, or zio fronts are usually quite easily identified or at least perceived as tainted, and many folks are now rejecting them for the most part because their lies and distortions are becoming so plainly obvious.
Real truth cuts through the Cabal’s CMMM dispensed lies like a hot knife through butter and once the cat is now out of the bag, these gold nuggets of truth will circulate forever on the net until they have completely eroded the Ruling Cabal’s strength. It’s like kryptonite to superman.
Here is a list of some of the major truth nuggets that are now being circulated in the alternative media on the worldwide Internet which seem to have real teeth and many of these have come from high level connected intel sources.
These are facts, disclosures and information that the Ruling cabal never intended for you to ever find out about. Skip over the items that you are already familiar with or not interested in.
1. Contrary to what USG officials keep parroting through the CMMM, the United States of America is a Republic, not a Democracy and the Founding fathers specifically designed the Constitution to prevent America from ever becoming a democracy by creating what was to be a permanent separation of powers between Congress, the Judiciary and the Executive (Administration including the President). The system was designed to prevent the President from becoming a petty dictator, but that is what has happened under Bush 1&2 and Clinton, and now Obama. This has occurred because Congress has allowed these presidents to start and fight undeclared, unprovoked, unConstitutional, illegal wars without impeaching the President. And the judiciary has been blackmailed into submission by Cutouts of the Cabal using secret wiretaps from the NSA. A Democracy is mob rule, that is, simple majority rule which is what the Ruling Cabal wants since it has been able to easily mass mind-kontrol the public by controlling the major mass media. The Ruling Cabal was able to change the process for electing US Senators from appointment by the state legislatures to popular vote, which was not what the Founding fathers wanted, either, and makes Congress even more easily controlled by the Cabal “money-men” who have unlimited funds for K-Street lobbyists and other various types of support to Congresspersons before and after they are elected.
2. The Federal Reserve Bank is a foreign owned private central bank which creates imaginary, fiat money out of thin air only, is no more federal than Federal Express shipping company, has no reserves, and is basically an unconstitutional “sleight of hand” fraud operation which charges American citizens interest illegally to use what should be their own money. Its twelve stockholder/owners are kept secret.  the federal reserve Act was supposedly passed to prevent depressions but has been used to create them on behalf of the Ruling cabal so that they can pick up more assets at huge discounts. This fraudulent system generates mass debt slavery through pernicious usury, considered by the Muslims to be a very great sin and used to also be considered the same by the Catholic faith. The creation of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913 is one of the greatest frauds in history and was actually “stealth legislation” passed without a true quorum, right before Christmas break when few Congress-persons were present. The Internet has been exposing this “big lie” in spades and more and more Americans are catching on and hopping mad because they are realizing for the first time that this illegal Central Banking has allowed the Ruling cabal to steal their hard earned income and asset strip the wealth of everyday citizens as well as America the Republic.
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3. The Internal Revenue Service is incorporated in Puerto Rico and is the private collection agency for the Federal Reserve Bank. It too is completely illegal but is able to steal the taxpayer’s money by use of brute power, a hijacked and compromised justice system and brutal police state style “boot in your face” power. Obama’s affordable Health Care was designed by top Cabal members who control the insurance industry as a means to bring all taxpayers and citizens together under the massive daily control of the IRS who are designated to be the enforcers of Obama care and will have access to everyone’s bank accounts and can size assets at will even if in error. And of course there is a somewhat recent “smoking gun” letter from a certain Midwest senator that instructed the IRS to get real tough with Tea Party groups which will probably be released to the public sooner than later and could easily prevent any re-election of that individual.
4. All wars are pre-arranged by this secret Ruling Cabal which is best defined as the circle of top world Banksters and industrialist run out of the City of London Financial District, a separate country like the Vatican with its own ambassadors and police. These folks claim to be personally anointed by Lucifer himself and some have claimed to have personal alien or demon guides that provide protection and counsel. Thus all wars are Bankster wars and appear to be demonically inspired. Some experts have discovered a strong association with secret esoteric “super-masonic” occult groups which are luciferian based and this Ruling Cabal. Others have discovered a long term association with these Ruling Cabal members and alien or ET entities, and believe these cabal members are actually infected with alien/ET demonic parasites who demand and promote mass death and destruction upon the Earth once they gain control over the Cabal member who has lost his soul or been “soul-snatched”. Some researchers have labeled this Ruling Cabal Babylonian Zionism, or the “Synagogue of satan” and claim that it’s wealth and power is based on the use of “Babylonian Money-Magick” which is the use of fiat money lent at pernicious usury in order to create massive debt slavery, massive asset stripping and provide complete but hidden control. Others attribute it power to the anointing of Lucifer and their use of the evil “black arts” which include deception, slight of hand and human sacrifice. If the cabal can issue or print all the money it needs, it can buy up almost every single politician it wants as long as it keeps the effects of all the excess money mitigated to prevent complete collapse of the monetary system. Of course experts know that the creation of the US Petro Dollar which required all oil sales to be made in money converted to US dollars first was a stop gap effort to delay reality until the Ruling Cabal could use America to subdue the whole world on the behalf of these City of London Bankster’s before the system eventually crashed. The reason why the US Dollar is now only worth only about 2 cents of what is was worth when it was originally issued is because the Federal Reserve Bank has been issuing more and more money to buy politicians and support their secret black operations designed to develop alien technology to keep complete control over “we the people” and this Ponzi system is eventually doomed to failure.
The following video clip is a classic by Michael Rivera of whatreallyhappened.com.  It is 45 minutes long and most folks can get the main message which is very important in the first 5-10 minutes if time is limited. For those that have the time and want hard core specifics, the rest of this clip is perhaps the best description of how Banksters cause wars ever published.

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5. This secret Ruling Cabal has existed for hundreds of years and has planned to create a Globalist NWO system located in Jerusalem and is allegedly powered by the mass suffering, death and bloodshed of humans as a “blood-sacrifice” and/or a “soul-sacrifice”. The plan has been to elicit zionism and Muslim extremism movements to battle it out and destroy each other so that Jerusalem and the surrounding Arab areas can be demoed, allowing a new temple to be made for the New World order luciferian ruler, the “New Caesar of the Ages” to be seated so he can assume world rule. In order to do this all the main powers of the world must be destroyed through war, starvation and pestilence, to allow supremacy of the NWO as it sets up world government in the New Jerusalem Temple of lucifer. The Ruling Cabal’s obsession to setting up a Roman style NWO world government in Jerusalem dates all the way back to the Crusades when the European Royalty expressed this obsession to take and hold Jerusalem to gain the secret gold stache and the ark of the covenant, both allegedly buried under the old temple ruins. These City of London Banksters and their Wall Street franchisees set up and financed the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1915 with its brutal Red Terror and also designed Nazi National Socialism as a fascist counterbalance. Thus both Bolshevism and Nazism were two sides of the same zionist coin, and not all Zionists are Talmudic Judaics which is a surprise to those that discover this. The Nazi faction still exists as a secret, covert fourth Reich controlling some of the large Wall Street Banks and many of the major oil companies, Big Pharma and defense contractors and some American intel factions. The zios run the Central Banking and pernicious usury to create massive numbers of debt slaves, run the FBI and have hijacked much of the high military command and the NSA and other intel agencies, and have been in the initial stages of moving the essence or central control of these entities to Israel in privatized form. This is now being exposed and blocked within the military high command and Intel at also at many other levels of American Society which means that Zionism is now likely in its death throes and will be thrown under the bus soon. But this also makes them very dangerous too until they are thrown under the bus and they seem to be Hell-bent on starting a nuclear WW3 first.  It seems as if the Cabal and its Cutouts are seemingly under the spell of some evil soulless mind-kontrolling entity, perhaps best described as a cosmic or demonic parasite that feeds off intense acute or prolonged human suffering and mass death.  And it seems as if this suffering is purposefully caused by traumatic harm and death to humans from the intentional social engineering of massive crime, chaos, social breakdown, starvation, and war 24/7 in order to provide a near constant “shedding of blood”, which is also alleged to provide energy and life to these parasites who appear to crave their own private near constant mass-human sacrifice.
6. Ufo’s are real and are advanced inter-dimensional Anti-Gravity Craft (AGCs) and have been recovered by the American Army Air Corps (now the USAF) after crashing, and have contained alien/ET pilots.These craft have been back engineered, and the USG has entered into several top secret treaties with certain alien groups to obtain ultra-high technology in return for access to human and animals for biological sampling as long as certain rules are met. It turns out that these alien/ET are liars and deceivers, have broken the agreements and some have used humans for food.
7. The secret Shadow Government (SSG) has taken over the majority of these alien/ET treaty issues and has entered into joint programs with these aliens to build underground bases where they have set up hybridization labs to help the alien/ETs develop new hybrid/human beings with Psi-power and super-soldier characteristics.So far these experiments have failed and the aliens have not been able to synthesize the human soul which is what they are after. It is alleged that other major nations like China and Russia have entered into exchange treaties with various alien/ET entities also.
8. Numerous researchers believe that alien beings have been able to mind-kontrol top SSG and cabal leaders by infecting them with a cosmic parasite which transforms them into power obsessed individuals, filled with blood lust and desire to engender mass death and destruction, and best described as completely self-serving and the “ultimate evil”. This occurrence would explain why the top world leaders and those who run the SSG act the way they do. These individuals are believed to be infected with a cosmic parasite that seeks energy they can somehow capture provided by intense and mass human suffering and traumatic death. This parasite makes them act like a power mad, blood thirsty mass murdering parasite against the human race, all the while believing the delusion that their eugenics and mass death is an attempt to purify and save the human race. Thus this cosmic parasite’s apparent script is to manipulate and mind-kontrol world leaders of the cabal to produce as much human suffering, shedding of blood and traumatic mass death as possible in order to extract energy from suffering humans and humans that are dying traumatically. Sick beyond words and yes, it’s demonic and pure evil if true. And some intel insiders have alleged that it is “rumored” that DC is by far the most psychotronically mind-kontrolled geographical space in the whole world, being constantly bombarded with scalar/torsion/standing waves/ultra low ELF, and pulsed beam microwaves from stationary triangulated ground transmitters surrounding DC and satellite based nuclear powered transmitters from high tech large orbital space platforms. Thus not only are DC politicians and officials perhaps the most sexually human compromised, bought off/owned/bribed or blackmailed groups in history, but also perhaps the most cosmically parasitized individuals in recent history, causing them to personally function as the worst criminal psychopaths and parasites on humanity as well as the American citizens that have ever existed. Some insiders have leaked rumors that the “beyond black” psychotronic technology is used to “hive” the susceptible subjects who have weak character or are psychopaths–this involves the aerosol spraying of something called “nano smart dust” from CIA or DOD contract aircraft; this dust is magnetic, has CPU properties when properly flashed after being inhaled and migrating to the brain across the blood brain barrier, and tends to create hived behaviors rendering top politicians, police and intel as mentally subject to the psychotronics of the central hive, usually mounted on towers or space platforms.  These particular nano particles were discovered from electron microscopy and chemical analysis of the magnetic particles in the brains of birds, bees, and other insects which appear to be externally navigated and controlled to serve their hive which transmits inter-dimensional signals via particle entangelment. Don’t expect the USG to confirm these rumors soon, because if true it is the glue that keeps their criminal psychopaths on script and one of their deepest secrets at the same beyond-black unacknowledged program level of their triple helix, self-healing hybrid super-soldiers with focused Psi-power and mild to moderate spontaneous remote viewing.
9. These researchers believe that individuals cannot become infected with this Cosmic Parasite or demon unless they have been somehow compromised to believe that it is okay to violate the Golden rule. Those born with a lack of conscience, extreme narcissists or psychopaths can obviously become infected quite easily if this is true. So as this narrative goes, the Cabal recruits by searching for those that are easily compromisable. If someone has strong character, deep integrity and refuses to harm others unless in self-defense, the cabal is not interested in these folks. Cabal wannabees must be comfortable pedophiling and sacrificing young innocent children and creating mass-murder and mass suffering through the pre-arrangement and provocation or wars and mass death and destruction.
10. Take the very richest men in America and the world, the top Banksters and Industrialists and you can assume that most of these folks were only able to get this massive wealth and power by “selling their souls” to Lucifer in a very strange transaction to obtain “untold wealth, power and prestige” that some who later left the “cult” have spoken about. Until recently, unless some former members who refused approached or later rejected these contracts had come forth, such secret rituals would still be unknown. However that last couple of years some younger Rock stars who “sold out” have come forth, admitted it publicly and bragged about it like a badge of honor.  Formerly these “blood contracts” were kept secret due to fear of rejection from general society.  Apparently nowadays such is no longer a worry since society has been transformed into being so pluralistic.
11. If anyone wants to climb the Cabal’s food chain and obtain higher status and position, they must be “players”, be known luciferians, have proven themselves to be comfortable attending Bohemian Grove human sacrifice rites and worship of Moloch, be able to function as criminal psychopaths and be able to do all kinds of horrible things to other innocent people, things they would never want or expect to be done to themselves. Thus these folks have a complete disconnect between their operating ideology which is completely sociopathic and all the harm and suffering they cause and are responsible for. It is also considered standard procedure to have been “adequately” human compromised in deviant acts that have been video recorded and held as later possible blackmail to be sure folks will do what the cabal wants. In years past some new and married “action officers” in various upper level privatized intel groups were tested early on by being offered very expensive “call-girls” for an adventure away from home.  If they accepted, the “meetings” were video recorded and these men were moved up in the command structure.  If they refused, the were not fired but were never promoted and kept away from the cabal’s deep secrets. Later on the tests offered them could involved perversions, pedophilia or some other highly deviant act of evil.  If the person took the carrot, they then were propelled to the top and identified as a real player worthy of trust.
12. Top insider Zbigniew Brzezinski has admitted as much that the NWO is failing because of the spontaneous emergence of a new worldwide populism and this is especially troublesome for the NWO Globalists. (1)
13. The cabal and it main stateside agent the SSG has declared a covert war against “we the people” and intends to use their cutouts the neo-Bolshevik zios and NeoCons to set up the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the main attack force used to instigate a large internal American civil war and thus serve as a New American Cheka to mass-murder up to about 80% of Americans and institute a massive Red Terror inside America. DHS is buying up billions of how point rounds, 2700 tanks and 30,000 armed drones to attack and murder American dissidents with. The USG official lists of potential and suspected terrorists is growing so large and inclusive almost 75% of all Americans qualify for at least one list. (2)
14. There is a force higher up the Pyramid of Power than the Ruling Cabal run out of the City of London. It is the Old Black Nobility (OBN), also known to some insiders as the European Circle of twelve and this is comprised of the old luciferian black nobility families of Europe that control the Vatican, German banking and all world Central banking including the City of London Banksters and their stateside franchisees the federal Reserve/Rockefeller bunch and have been considered the top of the hierarchy. Actually, however, the OBN is not at the very top, but the “Third Force” is. The Third Force is reputed to be Lucifer himself, the god of this world, the prince of the “power of alien-alpha-draconianthe air”, the master of the alien/ETs and Ufos and “alien technology”. As this narrative goes, as hard as he tries, he cannot usurp God Almighty, cannot match his might or creative power nor can he create human life and breath the soul into it. He is not omniscient and is using the SSG and all its various high tech spy agencies to attempt to create omniscience. He knows there is a final battle coming between his forces and God Almighty’s and he believes he can win if he gets control of the whole world, consolidates it into a NWO order uses it to build a collection of the highest tech space weapons possible. This Third Force is allegedly limited and constrained by the “Cosmic Rules of Play” required by God Almighty which requires that he must make sure the public is at least minimally informed ahead a time of his plans, has the right to refuse to cooperate, and must agree to be compromised before any cosmic parasite or demon can be internalized.
15. NSA and almost all American intel has allegedly been hijacked by zio Israeli-firsters and infil-Traitors but there has been a recent awakening near the top of these orgs and traitors in charge are being exposed and will be dealt with. Most of these individuals who control these agencies have either been mind-kontrolled, or are criminal psychopaths, or have been bought off by Bankster financial zio espionage fronts like Aipac, or have been human compromised and are being blackmailed into submission. Human compromise ops employ sophisticate honey traps and frequent use of scopolamine derivatives and are typically video recorded and kept on file for later coercion.
16. NSA and other American intel have been providing secret information obtained from wiretaps and other means to the Ruling Cabal to use to blackmail and coerce politicians, judges and officials to do what they want. This has been rumored to include two top US Senators, one a closeted homosexual and one Supreme Court Justice, another closeted homosexual.
17. The FBI is basically a cover-up mechanism for the Ruling Cabal, also engages in espionage against truth exposure such as with Cointelpro type activities and has run numerous illegal murder ops out of its notorious Division 5 to cover-up numerous illegal USG activities and to murder numerous intel whistle-blowers. The FBI runs cover-up operations for the elite pedophile human kidnapping/compromise operations run out of military bases like those run out of Offutt in Omaha.
18. About 95% of all the illegal narcotics are trafficked into America authorized by the USG by the CIA or under their protection in joint efforts. The world’s largest crime syndicate, the zios are also allowed to bring in massive amounts of these illegal drugs as long as the proper higher ups receive their cut which is currently 10% off the top. The DEA is involved in these massive controlled deliveries which come into almost every major international airport in America and many small ones and are allowed supposedly in stings designed to catch the “Mr. Big drug dealers”, but alas they never succeed and these deliveries just keep a coming.
19. Numerous experts now claim we live in a police state. No, that is not exactly correct, we live in a Gangster State which uses a massive internal security mechanism to crush dissenters. Correctly stated, Washington DC should have a big sign upon entering DC:“Gangsters ‘R Us”. The USG is a big table of gangsters with plenty of room for any new gangster that ponies up the bucks for entry, and this includes the large drug cartels which are technically “joint ventures” with some small American Intel factions. Actually it’s like this: we have the WORST government the MOST money can buy, or the biggest collection of gangsters who have the necessary money to buy a seat at the table of control. Any criminal group can buy a seat the table of government inside America if they can pony up the necessary funds. So it is all about money and this is where the 70,000+ K Street Lobbyists come in. They funnel the money to the politicians in terms of campaign contributions, lucrative speaking honorariums, revolving door job promises, lucrative consulting contracts for relatives and business partners, special mortgage rates, offshore account gifts, free use of lavish condos all expenses paid as guests, etc. Doubt this, then just examine the net worth statements of politicians after a few terms in office, especially those who are owned by Aipac and serve a zio mouthpieces, folks like McCain and Graham. And a recent study of top paid Ceo’s suggests rampant corruption. (3)
20. The CIA has run secret Mind-kontrol experiments and massive psychotronic harassment campaigns 220px-Robocop_filmagainst dissenters and whistle-blowers along with certain groups in miltel and gotten away with it for many years. Except now folks on the inside are staring to talk and leak and it won’t be long until these operations are fully exposed and those responsible will be hounded, harassed and eventually dealt with. Almost every major psychotronic operation is being exposed now through high level and mid level leaks. Yes, even the sensitive programs now being established in large urban public schools and retail chains with HD cameras and mikes directly connected in real time to local fusion centers where complex face and voice recognition software is run along with the administration of pulsed beam microwaves to shape and modify subject’s behaviors are being leaked and disclosed.  And they are all highly illegal because they provide no informed consent which is required by federal and state law. By the way the use of these devices by local Fusions centers are major Felonies, since they damage some children and can cause cancer and leukemia clusters.
21. Nationwide, the police have been mind-kontrolled by the deployment of high tech pulsed beam microwave, constant-on shoulder held radio systems which are known to be able to entrain aggressive attitudes in many police officers and can cause parietal lobe or temporal lobe psychomotor seizures during arrests which can make the officers get temporarily enraged, some with transient psychotic “rage blackouts” at the time of their acting-out, when they go nuts and beat or murder victims unjustifiably and use excessive force, engaging in abject police brutality of the worst kind. Cancer clusters are now starting to form and most police have no idea that after many years of use their brains are being changed and in many cases their souls are being snatched. In time it will be shown that like the hand held radar guns police used to set between their legs between cars, these units are cancer causing. This cancer from these shoulder held radios as it starts to appear, of course, will be minimized and covered up.
22. Every American Intel agency has had its own execution squad. At present there are 37 American, DOD and/or privatized defense Contractor intel agencies and counting, many of these un-admitted due to being part of the black, special access or the beyond black “un-acknowledged programs ‘. Each of these agencies has had its own execution squad for terminations with extreme prejudice after a signed intelligence or executive finding is made and signed. The Administration has had J-Soc (Joint Special operation Command, supposedly still takes some orders from chicanery, who heart is fine and all that was an act to provide sympathy and an easy “faked death that is believable” in case folks attempt to prosecute him for war crimes). The US military has had SoLic Special operations, Low Intensity Conflict to do its dirty work when necessary. The FBI has had Division 5. Most assassinations, especially those related to military contractor whistle-blowers have been routinely set up to be “arkensides”, these are the Dixi mob Arkansas style obvious murders diagnosed as suicide to create a strong and obvious message to other potential whistle-blowers that “we can do what we want and get away with it anytime we want, so you better not cross us”. If you like Chicken you will understand who and what the Dixie mob is which used to be known as the Enterprise. Of course you can always ask John Cathey, he will be happy to clarify this for you.
23. Traditionally anyone disclosing real, documented Ufo secrets or secrets about underground bases or beyond black” space war projects, was quickly “terminated with extreme prejudice” (TWEPed). The last few years this has been almost completely stopped in regard to UFO disclosures, thanks to the Disclosure Project by Steven Greer, MD, and the efforts of many others on the inside, and a rumored deep split in MJ-12 between the younger members and the “old guard” who want no disclosure.  TWEPs are still used in those cases involving those who investigate and uncover current criminal operations which could form a direct threat to the continued office-holding of those in high political, military or intel officials.  Two examples of these USG “signed findings” murders are the DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, or the Rolling Stone Reporter Michael Hastings who was onto a story so hot it would have likely brought down the current administration. Senators Paul Wellstone, Gov. Carnahan and John Tower were also murdered by the USG with “signed findings”, some refer to as “signed classified intelligence findings”, which are technically an authorization, an executive extra-judicial order to murder as authorized by Potus or a top intel Official.
24. Extensive mass mind-kontrol is now actively being used against the American people to dumb them down, entrain an accepting mood of an underlying anxiety, false beliefs and an inability to get involved in changing the USG, that is, decreased political activism. These measures include massive deployment of psychotronics as the pulsed beam microwaves of cell phone towers, Wi-Fi, new top secret designed street lights, aircraft sprayed chemtrails which dispense smart-dust which is comprised of magnetized nano particles which are breathed in, and eventually cross the blood-brain barrier after which they can be flashed and activated to entrain desired brain patterns, and these aerosol compounds are highly toxic providing a secondary eugenics effect too (4). Many vaccines now are alleged to contain nano-particles of hive-behavior-producing “smart-dust” which can be remotely activated it crosses the blood-brain barrier. It has been hypothesized but not yet proven that these particles can serves as a means to id individuals after they have been “set”, serving as an internal RFID nano-chip. brainwashed05a_3084
25. Hollywoodism and much of the youth music culture is occult based and run by the Ruling Cabal as a means to compromise America’s youth and uses luciferian/satanic symbolism to prepare the way for infection of the “cosmic parasite”.
26. The Ruling Cabal has engaged in massive efforts to destroy normal male and female sex roles in order to destroy marriage, create unisex and a whole new increasingly large population of homosexuals which will help lower the birthrate. This is being done through the administration of gender bending chemicals to the masses, aka endocrine disruptors deployed in certain plastics, detergents and foodstuffs. In the 1950’s the CIA and the US military experimented with the “gay bomb” concept, the idea of dropping bio warfare agents which were comprised of powerful gender bending agents mixed with hallucinogens like BZ to render the enemy useless as defenders and tested this bio-weapon on unknowing subjects in numerous cities. The Cabal has deployed neo-Bolshevik methods such as multi-culturalism, diversity, political correctness, feminism, and teaching that perversion is normal and good, or even desirable to grade-schoolers as a first stage in compromising young Americans and making them more susceptible to the “cosmic parasite” later on. The goal here of the cabal is to destroy the fabric of America by eliminating its borders, language and culture. Obviously loose southern borders which are un-enforced allowing massive illegal aliens, and massive immigration of legal aliens helps to destroy what America is, and make it easier to Globalize it and eventually “balkanize” it.
27. Almost all cell phones contain RFID chips so they can be pinged by satellite to give one’s near exact location even if the cell phone is off and un-powered with no battery. Almost all cell phones can now be used to listen in and their cameras can be activated without the cell phone being turned on. Most cell phones can now be remotely turned on and off by fusion centers at will.
28. Electronic telephones and many Cable TV and Satellite boxes can be used for real time spying by Intel agencies. How come no one is ever given informed consent about this when they discuss arrangements for service?

29. Some video games have embedded mind-kontrol programs that entrain violent mental images which can be later activated to help strip away the subjects very soul and make them more susceptible to the cosmic parasite. Many large public school and retail chains are “rumored” to now have “experimental” HD camera systems and mikes with facial recognition software hooked up to local fusion centers and interfaced with WI-fi or other proprietary top secret pulsed beam microwave mind-kontrol systems run by the NSA. Don’t expect the NSA to soon confirm this publicly either. And don’t expect any informed consent either which is required  since it is illegal to experiment on or deliver any medically active events to patients without informed consent.
30. It is alleged by insiders that many current vaccines contain DNA or RNA fragments and compounds which are either eugenic population controls or mind-kontrol, or dumbing-down mechanisms.Many contain catalytic virus and bacteria which can be later activated by cross pollination with designer cold viruses. Some of these can be activated to become lethal in the young, old or those with current health issues. Some contain nano-particles (smart-dust) which have psychotronic properties when properly flashed by pulsed beam microwaves. As with the early polio vaccines, many vaccines still carry certain cancer causing viral fragments such as SV-40 monkey virus going all the way back to the original monkey cell lines. Some current vaccines are also based on cell lines obtained from aborted fetuses.
31. The wall street Banksters are making untold Billions off of the mortgage scam through a complex pattern of criminal fraud, MERS and illegal packaging and reselling of mortgage investments without properly transferring titles.They are double and in some cases triple dipping due to Govt mortgage insurance and various crafty tricks with repossessions. Expect to see this scam fully exposed in the future as but one other way banks scam money from vulnerable uniformed citizens and share the funds with the SSG for “deep black, off the book” covert operations, like another S & L scam or an another Enron.
32. The BP oil spill and Fukushima are both Cabal staged biological warfare “death star” attacks on humanity, designed to create massive depopulation in the years to follow. Massive aerosol “chemtrail” spraying by DOD contract aircraft out of a southern Arizona CIA and DOD contractor airline service and some other locations is loaded with various toxic chemicals designed to aid in mind-kontrolling and dumbing-down the masses and dulling their emotions as well as increasing the death rate and creating future droughts and famines. These chemtrails are dual use and one use is a quantum mechanics related space-war use which are highly classified in one particular unacknowledged “beyond-black” program. The massive deployment of custom engineered “eugenicized” GMO seeds is just another covert method of eugenics designed to drastically thin the herd while boosting Big Pharma and big medicine.
33. The Bankster engineered worldwide debt crises is about to enter its final death spiral at home inside America. The master controller, the Third Force is about finished with its Bankster/zio cutouts and is going to throw them under the bus, soon thereafter followed by the NWO system. This will all be accomplished by the spontaneously emerging new worldwide populism thanks to the Internet’s world wide penetration and formation of a new worldwide conscience-collective. As the Bankster/zio system fails the Third Force will attempt to hijack this new worldwide populism and use it to set up his own world kingdom run out of Jerusalem. Of course the complete exposure of Israelis to be the fake Jews of Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 will be universals as they are thrown under the bus.Zionism will be fully exposed for its crimes and will be eradicated as will their Bankster system. The US Petro Dollar system appears to now be failing and the BRICS nations trade agreements and others like them seem to mark the end of Big oils hegemony through the City of London Banksters using America as its enforcer.
34. With the advent of the new populism emerging worldwide and a whole new commitment to truth-telling by various USG, Military, Intel and alphabet agents as well as some fairly high ranking DHS folks, every single deep secret is now getting leaked and exposed. Often starting with rumors, and later followed up by actual docs. And now with the advent of the new parallel Russian computer circuitry being jointly developed with China as well as the new inter-dimensional quantum computers experts predict a complete end to cryptography and intel secrets, that is, the eventual complete end to government secrecy. This of course is very alarming to the SSG and various high ranking USG and Intel officials who are dirty and infected with the cosmic parasite, and it is becoming quite clear to some insiders and top experts that the coming end of secrecy is like a runaway freight train that cannot be stopped.
35.The Ruling cabal’s greatest secret is that they are unable to infect and control those Americans who refuse to violate the Golden Rule (except in self-defense) know and keep a strong commitment to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights and refuse to be compromised or accept the lies and evil of the Ruling Cabal or its representatives or agents. They know that if more 12% of the people fully wake up they are finished, and we are at 10% now pushing 11%. Yes, research suggests 12% is a major societal tipping point and once reached, it’s bye-bye time for the ruling cabal eventually, one way or another.
Conclusion:
This recent flap over the big government lie that Assad used poison gas against the Syrian people is a great opportunity to see this newly emerging world populism work.The CMMM has been broadcasting 24/7 that Assad did it. And yet most of the alternative media on the Internet has claimed just the opposite, that US, Israeli & Saudi financed and supported Al Cia Duh has been responsible.
This is actually a titanic struggle between the CMMM and the Cabal (old guard) on the one hand, and the newly emerging worldwide populism fueled by Internet based truth from the alternative news services of the Internet on the other hand (the new guard). This is an epic struggle and even if the old guard wins this battle, its win will be turned back on itself and will magnify the opposition aganst it from this newly emerging worldwide Internet based populism, the new guard.
Ron Paul has exposed the lies and deceit behind the USG’s and the CMMM’s position blaming Assad. Watch his remarkable presentation.

YouTube – Veterans Today –
In England the alternative media won this battle and Parliament voted against armed intervention in Syria because the majority of the British people believed that alternative media wholeheartedly. Obama has said he blames Assad for the gas attack but will attack Syria only if he obtains approval from Congress when it returns September 9, 2013. Aipac has traditionally owned almost all the US Senators but less of the Congress-persons.
You can bet Aipac and all the zios as well as the top controllers in the FBI and NSA will be engaged in an extensive “influence” campaign to manipulate Congress to approve this strike on Assad even through Israel, Saudi Arabia and the CIA are responsible for setting up this false flag intended to start another big Mideast war to take down Syria and Iran on Israel’s, the Banksters and Big oil’s behalf. (5) This means numerous pressured phone calls and perhaps even some middle of the night “not to worry” FBI visits, like those mention in G. Gordon Liddy’s book, Will.  these master controllers, blackmailers and manipulators will be pulling in every mark they are owed by Congress-persons, bet on it.  And even them they may fail.
This is a perfect test of the will of the new emerging populism created by the worldwide Internet. It will be very interesting to see how this whole matter turns out, because if Congress back down from all these zio manipulations and blackmail, it means that Zionism is actually in its final death throes and will take down the NWO with it.
It also means that these neoCons and zio madmen may institute another major 911 false-flag type terror attack inside America, this time a major nuclear false flag inside a large American city, perhaps Chicago. In Chitwon it would be easy for them to institute martial law and manage DHS and FEMA to their specifications in order to reprime the “War on Terror”. Every day more and more Americans are finally starting to understand that the “war on terror” is a phony concoction used to justify all these perpetual, illegal unconstitutional, un-provoked, undeclared foreign wars youareterror2of acquisition of behalf of Big oil, the city of London Banksters, Israel and zionism.
This phony “war on terror” is being used to justify a huge internal police state buildup by DHS which is now accusing almost any good American Patriot and American-firster of being a domestic terrorist, especially Vets, returning Vets, Catholics and Evangelical Christians, folks who could never be terrorists. And even the US Army and Fema has been teaching their staff that the Founding fathers were domestic terrorists and would not be allowed in the services today. This is truly disgusting and must be immediately exposed and stopped.

YouTube – Veterans Today –
And it is becoming exceedingly clear that not only has the average American has come to strongly distrust the USG on any matter related to the Mideast conflicts but is now questioning the mainstream major mass media as never before. Soon mainstream American will understand that 911 was an inside job, a false-flag staged gladio style terrorist act by the NeoCons and zios and by elements within the Top USAF command, and American and Israeli administrations.
The jig is darned near up for these 911 perps and it won’t be too long and they will be chased down to the ends of the earth and made accountable to a people’s court of some sort. Many top military officers now understand who did 911 and that it was an inside job and are hopping mad at the treason and Israeli espionage committed by zionist infil-Traitors, and treason and sedition committed by traitors in the Executive and high military command at the time.
For the USG to claim that any use of gas in Syria is an outrage and somebody must be bombed with cruise missiles is one of the greatest acts of hipocrasy imaginable. The USG has deployed biological warfare agents in Vietnam (agent orange) and such massive amounts of depleted uranium (DU) in the Mideast that at least 50% of American soldiers deployed are seriously poisoned, and millions of Mid-easterners are also poisoned, with massive increases in serious birth defects due to genetic damage.
High USG and SSG officials bear complete responsibility for this and in years to come those still alive will be held accountable one way or another as the world demands eventually justice. And of course the USG and the UN have deployed covert eugenics agents in vaccines in Africa for years and also deployed their custom gene spliced HIV virus made at Fort Detrick in their first hepatitis B vaccines in New York, Miami and San Francisco and then Africa.
Right now it looks like there is a fair chance Americans will wake up and begin to take their country back from the Cabal who hijacked it in 1913 over this latest Syrian flap. But actually, it’s only a matter of time. And when it happens it will be due to the energizing influence and massive daily barrage of “truth nuggets” provided by the alternative news and the hundreds of Internet truth-tellers.  The alternative media is providing truth to the masses worldwide and creating a growing tide of spontaneously emerging world populism that cannot be stopped, a grass roots populism that is now demanding an end to the secrecy and massive corruption in government and large corporations accompanied by truth, justice and peace for all.
References:
(1) http://www.hangthebankers.com/brzezinski-admits-alternative-media-stalling-war-with-syria/
(2) http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/u-s-military-may-consider-you-a-potential-terrorist-if-you-are-young-use-social-media-or-question-mainstream-ideologies.html
(3) http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/08/30/business-executive-excess.html
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What Is The Cabal?
Completed: June 13, 2015 at 9:45 am CDT

⭕ Powers Behind the Throne
⭕ The Season Finale: 2:22 Tom Connolly
⭕ The Backdrop of The Cold War
⭕ Raymond Reddington: The KGB’s Greatest Enemy
⭕ The U.S. Navy at the End of the Cold War
⭕ So who are these people and what do they stand for?
⭕ War Without End, Amen
⭕ Two Tells
⭕ State Capitalism
⭕ The Climate Challenge
⭕ Can a New World Order Ever Be A Good Thing?
⭕ Conclusion: End of the Enlightenment?
⭕ Additional Reading

The Kremlin, Moscow.

Originally, “The Cabal” was referred to (by Alan Fitch and by Red Reddington) as an “alliance.” Red used the term “cabal” for the first time in 2:9 Braxton when he referred to the Fulcrum as a “blackmail file.” It has become clear that The Cabal is international and involves people embedded in the governments of the world’s most powerful nations who will, on cue, spring into action in a coordinated effort to restore a “bipolar world,” similar to the world that existed during the Cold War. According to Red, “The Director [of U.S. National Clandestine Services] believes there are too many players on the board. He thinks a bipolar world is inherently more stable.” The bipolar world would involve a different balance of power. The Cabal (with The Director at its helm), prefers an antagonist model to the unipolar world which now exists in which the United States exerts hegemony. The bipolar world seems to involve Russia versus the U.S. but China also has a major role to play, likely as an ally of Russia. Likely smaller nations would align with more powerful ones, as was the situation during the Cold War, at the end of which The Cabal was formed.It is unclear as of the end of Season 2 what the exact mix is of state-based power and corporate power is currently within The Cabal or precisely how it functions. Of course, international coordinating bodies exist in the world already, including:

● political/social organizations like the United Nations,
● military alliances like NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization),
● economic development groups like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (which was mentioned by Megan Boone in an interview as “Cabal”-like http://bit.ly/1Ecue35),
● and many, many voluntary associations, foundations and think tanks

All of these interact with nations and corporations in shaping the world.

The last group also includes charities, rights organizations, medical and disaster outreach organizations and groups interested in promoting a political or economic agenda. This includes, for example: the ACLU, Catholic Charities, the Clinton Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF) usually referred to as “Davos” after the location of its annual meeting, Doctors Without Borders, the Gates Foundation, Heifer International, Oxfam International, Rotary International, and TED https://www.ted.com, a gathering of brilliant scientists, artists, designers and thought leaders who gather to present ideas at an annual conference. In what is hopefully a sign of things to come, many of this group’s sessions are available free online. All of these groups – and there are thousands – interact with more formal power structures and also help to shape our world.

"Most Innovative" Non-Profits from survey by Devex (NPQ 2011)

To the right is a list of the “Most Innovative Nonprofit Organizations” (Click to Open) taken from a member survey by Devex in 2011 published in The Nonprofit Quarterly http://bit.ly/1KWtWD5. There are many lists using various criteria. I like this list because you can see the potential for concern which may arise over the activities of such NGOs (non-governmental organizations). OSI is George Soros’ organization, for instance. Full disclosure: I have contributed to many of these.Most of the time, these NGOs are what they say they are. But there are instances in which “public interest” groups front for specific industries or interests in misleading ways. The oil industry and some libertarian think tanks for instance, argue against climate change in the guise of the “Heartland Institute.” The group previously earned its stripes denying that cigarettes cause cancer. Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1B2c49R. Each election season, we see the attribution of political ads to groups with pleasant sounding names created solely to disguise the corporate, financial or partisan interests paying for them. This kind of misdirection, incidentally, is worse in the United States than in most other “first world” countries due to both the First Amendment and our system of campaign finance.

 

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⭕ Powers Behind the Throne

Once the Masons actually did matter

There are also groups that, for various reasons, have been thought of as as “powers behind the throne.” Some of these go back for centuries. The Masons are likely the most well-known but are perhaps currently also the least influential. Their pedigree does indeed go back centuries, to at least the Crusades when the West learned a thing or two about architecture in the lands they briefly conquered. Many of the Founding Fathers and early presidents were Masons, beginning with George Washington and yes – those are Masonic symbols on the dollar bill, public buildings and the architecture (and likely the street layout) of Washington DC. By the time of the Founding Fathers, of course, the group had become more of a travel club than a trade union or holder of mysterious knowledge, allowing members to move from place to place throughout Europe and America assured of finding lodging, companionship and often entertainment among like-minded free-thinkers. Today, however, Masons do not exert an outsized influence over Western politics or culture. The “Illuminati,” which had an on-again off-again relationship with the Masons in Bavaria in Southern Germany for several decades in the 18th Century, did not survive beyond the early 19th Century, except perhaps in the imagination of Dan Brown.
Contemporary Groups

Some contemporary groups sometimes mentioned as ‘pulling the strings’ of power in the world today include (alphabetically), the Bilderburg Group (a group of 100 or so rich men named after a hotel), the Council on Foreign Relations (originally formed at the end of WWI as a Presidential advisory group), Skull and Bones (the Yale fraternity to which Bush 41, Bush 43 (and paterfamilias Senator Prescott Bush), as well as John Kerry, belong/ed) and the Trilateral Commission, a group founded by David Rockefeller in the 1970s, famously including Henry Kissinger, to look at ways to improve relationships between the U.S., Europe and Japan. And of course, there’s always the Return-to-the-Gold-Standard crowd. Some of these groups are described on this blog under Deep Background http://wp.me/PDKwi-4N and Deep, Deep Background http://wp.me/PDKwi-8Q (with links to Wikipedia’s exhaustive list of “conspiracy theories”). Here is Wikipedia on “New World Order (conspiracy theory)”: http://bit.ly/1JIgMwm.
ALEC and the Koch Brothers: The Importance of Being Open

More recently, in the U.S., a couple of specific groups have drawn scrutiny, including the American Legislative Executive Council (ALEC) http://bit.ly/I3S4qv and the Charles and David Koch network of political fund-raising and money allocation organizations http://nyti.ms/1FSkHiP. In both cases, it was their ‘under the radar’ status that ended up elevating concern over their activities.

I do not mean to pooh-pooh the existence or diminish the impact of any of these groups, – after all, birds of a feather – though I think we can draw the line at David Icke’s “Lizard People” and the alien “Greys” (and other extraterrestrials) for the purposes of this article. I doubt that The Blacklist will head off in that particular direction.(For those interested, 200 episodes of the X-Files are already available for viewing and Scully and Mulder are scheduled for a limited return to prime time on Fox next year http://bit.ly/1FRQnF1. I hope they take on the lizard people – srsly I do.)

Suffice it to say that some organizations have aroused public interest in part because they have tried so hard to operate below the radar. By not opening themselves to scrutiny, they may ironically be more likely to generate public concern and speculation over the extent of their actual influence and power. “The cover-up is often worse than the crime” seems to apply in this sphere as well for political scandals. Certainly the Koch brothers and the now much-diminished ALEC should have learned this lesson. Yet, when one examines what these groups were doing ‘under the radar,’ it’s not hard to see why they did not want public scrutiny. See the information at the links. Jane Mayer’s famous 2010 exposé on the Koch brothers in The New Yorker, “Covert Operations,” may also be of interest http://nyr.kr/1wzhqAp .
The Koch Brothers' Network. Source: Center for Responsive Politics

I don’t really understand why The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is sometimes considered a nefarious group. It’s basically a group of academics writing policy papers, as many less thoughtful groups do. Perhaps it is because some their recommendations can at times seem politically impractical (politics being the ‘art of the possible’ and all). For instance, they recommended that the U.S. not go to war with Viet Nam. Fancy that. Typically, their recommendations are considered by policy-makers, but more often than not, shelved. They publish “Foreign Affairs,” a reputable journal. Full-disclosure: I’m a subscriber.
The “Cave Dwellers” and “The Dark State”

Lastly, no account of the powers-that-be can be complete without mentioning the culture of Washington DC itself. Elected officials come and go in Washington, but Washington – known to its denizens as “This Town” – has a pedigree stretching back generations. Sally Quinn, once an opinion writer for the Washington Post, described this society in an article in 1998 titled “In Washington, That Letdown Feeling” in which she chided Bill Clinton for dragging the pristine reputation of “This Town” through the dirt http://wapo.st/1bO9oAg.

Of course, this was a singular moment in time, and an imaginary one at that. Just before Newt Gingrich resigned over a sex scandal. Before Robert Livingston turned down the Speakership because of one. Before Dennis Hastert accepted the Speakership in spite of a potentially explosive one coming to light just now. Bill Clinton, it turns out, may have been the least of the sinners, compared to that unholy trinity.

Source: The Washington Post (2/18/2015)

But even those were the good old days, before Washington devolved further, driven by a Vice President and President willing to lie the U.S. into a war fought for access to Iraqi oil on the premise that Saddam Hussein was mysteriously involved in 9/11 (he was not, on the other hand our allies the Saudis more than likely were http://nyti.ms/1TceAA6) OR that he harbored Al Qaeda (he did not) OR that he was developing nuclear weapons (he was not) OR that he already had weapons of mass destruction in the form of chemical weapons (again, not). The Center for Public Integrity identified 935 lies leading up to the war (9/11/2001 to 9/11/2003) and put them into a convenient, searchable database: http://bit.ly/1BZCO5E.This is also the Washington of another group of denizens which harkens back to Eisenhower’s warning regarding the emergence of the “military-industrial complex” http://bit.ly/1FK3Tvg. Bill Moyers calls this “the Dark State.” Mike Lofgren, in an essay on Moyers’ website http://bit.ly/1BBiY29, describes it this way:

There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power.

Lest there be any doubt about the persistence of this group, most of Jeb Bush’s foreign affairs and defense advisor are http://bit.ly/1I2BkK8 the same neocons who served under either his father’s administration, his brother’s – or both http://wapo.st/1F9Idr2:

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⭕ The Season Finale: 2:22 Tom Connolly

We may assume The Cabal incorporates aspects of all of these: 1) nation-states, 2) multi-national corporations, 3) international organizations like the United Nations, 5)) public and private voluntary associations, and 6) ‘under-the-radar’ organizations. It’s the mix that needs to be better understood to provide the context for The Cabal.

Where, in this broad spectrum of power and influence is The Cabal positioned? In the Season 2 finale, Red – after having survived an attempt on his life by The Cabal – does what he has threatened for 20 years – to inform the world of its existence and its power. To do this, he has some of his ‘associates’ around the world abduct specific journalists and bring them to a secret venue in Washington DC for a “debriefing” on The Cabal and the release of the The Fulcrum: the blackmail file which reveals organizational information about The Cabal (names of participants, how they are placed in governments and corporations) and a record of its nefarious activities.

Over a video/slideshow presentation of the names of those involved and a record of The Cabal’s activities, Red provides a description of the organization and the extent of its power:

Red: My name is Raymond Reddington. The United States government has placed me atop the country’s list of most-wanted fugitives for a colorful and not uninteresting assortment of crimes, most of which I have committed. That’s who I am.♤

You, in turn, are by my estimation eleven of the best investigative journalists in the world. I’m here to tell you a story.

I’m sure you recognize many of the faces behind me. They are among the most powerful men and women on the planet. They are also part of a global conspiracy, a shadow organization that spans across every continent and has for the last three decades, consisting of leaders in world government and the private sector. Some call this group “The Cabal.”

Faces of The Cabal under Fitch

The world you live in is the world they want you to think you live in. They start wars, create chaos. And when it suits them, they resolve it. Cabal members will move more money in the next quarter than the World Bank will in the next year. Their alliance effects sea change in every aspect of human life – the value and distribution of commodities, money, weapons, water, fuel, the food we eat to live, the information we rely on to tell us who we are.Journalist: What exactly do you expect us to do with this information?

Study it, investigate it to determine the truth, and then report it. Let me be clear. Investigating this group will immediately position you as a threat. If you do what I’m asking, you’ll be putting your lives and the lives of those you love at grave risk. In the end, “The truth will out.” Not all of us will live to see that day, but the truth will out.♤

Script [2:22 Tom Connolly] http://wp.me/pDKwi-Wi // 5/14/2015 original air date

Near the end of the Finale [2:22 Tom Connolly], we see The Director opening his morning paper, to reveal the startling headline:

 

⭕ The Backdrop of The Cold War

In the single best article I have read in the last two years, Mark Lilla, writing in The New Republic, lamented the eclipse of Americans’ understanding of the world around us in light of the end of the Cold War:

In truth, we have not thought nearly enough about the end of the cold war, and especially the intellectual vacuum that it left behind. If nothing else, the cold war focused the mind. The ideologies in conflict, whose lineages could be traced back two centuries, offered clear opposing views of political reality. Now that they are gone, one would expect things to be much clearer to us, but just the opposite seems true. Never since the end of World War II, and perhaps since the Russian Revolution, has political thinking in the West been so shallow and clueless. We all sense that ominous changes are taking place in our societies, and in other societies whose destinies will very much shape our own. Yet we lack adequate concepts or even a vocabulary for describing the world we find ourselves in. The connection between words and things has snapped. The end of ideology has not meant the lifting of clouds. It has brought a fog so thick that we can no longer read what is right before us. We find ourselves in an illegible age. [emphasis added]

The New Republic, Mark Lilla (6/17/2014): The Truth About Our Libertarian Age – Why the dogma of democracy doesn’t always make the world better http://bit.ly/1sXX2gn

 

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⭕ Raymond Reddington: The KGB’s Greatest Enemy

I don’t want to enter into a Blacklist timeline debate in this article. Suffice it to say that Reddington was a Naval Academy graduate who likely graduated in the spring of 1984. The pilot episode indicates Red was: “Top of his class. Graduated by the time he was 24. He was being groomed for admiral.” http://wp.me/pDKwi-16b. He was, in an earlier version of the script, an intelligence officer http://wp.me/pDKwi-2m. In that version, Ressler says, “By 30 he was an intelligence officer in the Army. … Military Liaison Officer to the NSA.” (In that version, he graduated from West Point, not Annapolis.) The main difference in the emphasis on his work in intelligence.
Normally, I would pass over unused lines from a script, but the idea that Red was an intelligence officer is consistent with what Anton Velov, an ex-KGB officer, says to Red in [2:21 Karakurt http://wp.me/pDKwi-Ub%5D – that he, Velov, once considered Reddington to be “the KGB’s greatest enemy.” Red’s reaction is interesting. Below is that bit of dialogue:

Velov: [ Russian accent ] You’re Raymond Reddington.
Red: I am. And if I’m right, you’re the same Anton Velov who once led a Spetsnaz Special Forces Unit called The Zarubin Group.
Velov: I’m surprised we never met. For many years, while you were still with US Counterintelligence, I considered you the KGB’s greatest enemy.
Red: [ Laughing ] Oh, my God. That feels like ages ago. For what it’s worth, I was young. I had no concept of what a real enemy looked like. [ Inhales deeply ] But I do now. Which is why I’m hoping you and I might prove to be fast friends.

This is consistent with Red’s being an officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence which eventually became part of the CIA.

The upshot is that Red was obviously deeply entrenched in anti-Russian counter-intelligence at the time the backstory of The Blacklist enfolded, from between 1987 and 1994 (dates approximate). Whether he was working in the field (inside Russia) or was involved in the Kursk bombing along with Alan Fitch, we don’t yet know. What we do know is that his position as a KGB-hunter would have put him in a position to come into contact with Liz’s (aka Masha’s) mother, the notorious KGB spy Katarina Rostova, and possibly with her father who Red tells Liz in [2:20 Quon Zhang http://wp.me/pDKwi-RL%5D was also “in foreign intelligence.” As we know from [2:22 Tom Connolly http://wp.me/pDKwi-Wi%5D, Liz as a young girl (about four years old) shot her father as he beat her mother in an argument, apparently in over possession of The Fulcrum [2:10 Luther Braxton2 http://wp.me/pDKwi-15A%5D.

 

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⭕ The U.S. Navy at the End of the Cold War

The U.S. Navy was directly involved in the arrangements made between the United States and the Soviet Union as the U.S.S.R. entered its final days. The Malta Summit, which some see as marking the official end of the Cold War took place in December 1989 aboard two navy vessels off the coast of the Island of Malta near Sicily in the Mediterranean. U.S.S.R. leader Mikhail Gorbachev attended on the Soviet cruise ship SS Maxim Gorky, aboard which the meetings took place and President George H W Bush attended the summit staying on the USS Belknap. The meeting took place just two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. President Bush arranged to have pieces of the Wall handed out to summit participants. By December 1989, the dissolution of the Soviet Union was well underway, with former “Soviet Socialist States” having peeled off one by one to form independent nations whose governments were quickly recognized by the Western powers.

The purpose of the Malta Summit was to reassure the world that the unraveling of the U.S.S.R. would continue to take place peacefully.

Speaking at a joint news conference, Soviet leader Gorbachev announced:

“The world is leaving one epoch and entering another. We are at the beginning of a long road to a lasting, peaceful era. The threat of force, mistrust, psychological and ideological struggle should all be things of the past.”

“I assured the President of the United States that I will never start a hot war against the USA.”

In reply, President Bush said:

“We can realise a lasting peace and transform the East-West relationship to one of enduring co-operation. That is the future that Chairman Gorbachev and I began right here in Malta.”

Source: Wikipedia http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta_Summit

United States Capitol, Washington DC

However, hardliners in the Soviet Union were dissatisfied with the turn of events, and in August of 1991, the hardliners attempted a coup d’état. Although Gorbachev had been placed under house arrest, Russian President Boris Yeltsin stood up in opposition to the coup and widespread demonstrations led to the eventual failure of the coup and the release of Gorbachev.According to the plot of The Blacklist, such hardliners did not, however, “go gently into that goodnight,” but rather joined with certain elements, chiefly in the defense and intelligence agencies of the United States and other major powers, to establish a 25-year framework to overturn the U.S.-centric world which the end of the Cold War left in place. The “Kursk bombing” which in The Blacklist plot, killed many of the hardliners, is not mentioned in actual historical accounts of this period. The Blacklist implies that Americans, including Alan Fitch, were active in the the U.S.S.R./Russia during this period and were likely involved in the Kursk bombing. Red Reddington, a Naval intelligence officer, may also have been in the U.S.S.R. during the period (years 1989, 1990, 1991) as it devolved into Russia and its former constituent states peeled away.

 

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⭕ So who are these people and what do they stand for?

According to Red, the ‘valuable information’ he stole and once again possesses (the “Fulcrum” and it’s enabling technologies) are The Cabal’s plan for clandestine world domination:

Red: Your government is being robbed.
Liz: From here? How? What’s he after?
Red: The Fulcrum.
imageLiz: I don’t know what that is. What is that?
Red: It’s a blackmail file – proof of the existence of an extraordinarily powerful clandestine organization. If their activities were made public, some of the most powerful and influential men would go to prison or be executed.
Liz: And it’s here, this Fulcrum?
Red: No, the Fulcrum isn’t here, but I believe information critical to finding it is, and that’s what Braxton wants. I’m here to stop it.

The Fulcrum includes information on The Cabal’s organizational structure and a timeline of events intended to create instability in the world, including in the United States. In the video photo montage FBI Agent Elizabeth (“Liz”) Keen plays for The Director, images are flashed of newspaper headlines including the Reagan assassination attempt, Libya, the “Star Wars” missile defense program, and the growing trade imbalance between the U.S. and China. A list of people’s names runs down the left-hand side of the display. There is a photo of the Pentagon. Across the bottom right of this montage a typewritten strip reads:

[ALL CAPS:] “Information from this source, if used, must be carefully paraphrased in order … [?] … source. under no circumstances should subjec- … [?] … become aware we have knowledge of the … [?]”

As FBI Agent Samar Navabi says to Kenneth Jasper (a member of The Cabal whom Red has captured), in Episode 2:20 Quon Zhang:

Samar: That’s why Reddington brought you in. He knows the Director is advancing the time-line. He knows that the plan is to trigger a series of events that will bring us to the brink of another world war.
Jasper: I didn’t tell him that. It was Leonard Caul.
Samar: Reddington has the Fulcrum, which means he has a blueprint outlining our entire infrastructure. If you leaked operational details, we’re done. [ Emphasis added ]
Jasper: I didn’t. I don’t even have those details. I know we’re targeting a defense installation, but I don’t know which one. I’m serious! [ Scoffs ] The Director won’t finalize his choice until next week.

The next two paragraphs were written before the final two Season 2 episodes, but may still be of interest:

It seems likely that the major attack planned on a military installation in the U.S. set to take place in Episode 2:21 or 2:22 could be destabilizing, perhaps even more so than the 9/11 attacks which were mostly against the financial sector and civilian targets. (The Pentagon was, of course, hit as well, with the tragic deaths of 189 people, but no diminishment of military capability occurred.)

However, a successful attack on a military base could impact actual military readiness. Perhaps as important, with Cabal operatives like The Director of Clandestine Services and the Attorney General now in place and ready to take action, even a moderate strike could be trumped up and used as justification for martial law to be invoked. Red was accused of stealing “military secrets” and certainly, plans for invoking martial law would fall into this category. The military itself would go on high alert (DEFCON 3 ➔ 1), especially if evidence is provided to the public that the attack was carried out by a Russian agent.

It is likely the “attack on a military installation” was the destruction of the U.S. anti-Russian counter-intelligence unit. The plan was to blame Liz or “Masha” who, it would be revealed, not only was the daughter of a Russian KGB agent, but would be said to be working for the Russians herself. Had everything gone down as planned, the steps outlined above might all have been taken: escalation of the DEFCON level, suspension of civil liberties, etc. Instead, Liz escaped from U.S. custody with help from Red and Cooper, then returned with Cooper to confront Connolly. Things spun out of control and Liz shot and killed Connolly, then – in the season’s final minutes – is shown heading out somewhere with Red. With Attorney General Connolly now dead and The Director caught off guard, whatever plans the Cabal may have had had been thrown up into the air.

The contents of the Fulcrum, meanwhile, have made the headlines of at least one major U.S. newspaper, thanks to Red’s meeting with that “captive audience” of investigative journalists. The Fulcrum plan names names – names like Alan Fitch (Assistant Director of National Intelligence, now deceased) and The Director (with others bound by threat or blackmail), and others embedded at the highest levels of governments around the world. It also involves certain industries, particularly defense and R&D. Revealing the names, organizational infrastructure, game plan and list of events that have already taken place could result in governments moving to apprehend the traitors in their midst, leading to their arrest, and eventual imprisonment and, in some cases, execution. OR the embeds themselves may take the opportunity to grab for the reins of power. The world would be in a precarious state.

Red, Liz and Red’s associate Leonard Caul, a surveillance expert, had all seen the list of those involved in The Cabal. Though it is dated, Leonard Caul told Red that “Most of the key delegations are run by the same players.” From Episode [2:19 Leonard Caul]:

Caul: First time I saw it, I was speechless, too.
Liz: Some of the names on that list, people, they’re CEOs, Defense contractors, intelligence officers from China, India, all over the world.

The chumminess of The Cabal was apparent when The Director told Hobbs:

Reddington did not make you! We made you! Have you forgotten what this organization has done for you? Government contracts? Silverstone? R&D grants? We put you in the game, and you betray us? You betray me? I treated you like family. I supported you.

This defense, intelligence and corporate interests comprising The Cabal seems to be nothing short of Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex” http://bit.ly/1FK3Tvg, advanced to the point of possibly seizing control of the world. It is Ike’s ‘nightmare come true,’ only not limited to the United States. Here is a slightly longer-than-usual passage from President Eisenhower’s famous 1961 Farewell Address:

Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United State corporations.This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

 

The Pentagon

A chief “product” of this military-industrial Cabal is War – materiél for war, men for war, intelligence for war, ideologies for war – orchestrated to serve the owners of the Capital of war. The Cabal, by coordinating the war-making potential among participating countries, allows for the expenditure of war capital on an on-going basis. It prevents actual annihilation (though it risks it), by always somewhere nurturing conflicts through the manipulation of popular sentiment [ finally! some catharsis from Jon Bokenkamp! lol! ].This allows the use of military assets in order to ensure continued demand to war suppliers. By continual surveillance and subtle subjugation of populations, as well as by media manipulation or outright ownership, it pacifies the population, sometimes distracting it, sometimes riling it up. So it prevents rebellion from stirring, or knowledge of who the manipulators so are to slip past the comforting smoke screens and orchestrated public dramas. Life has become a massive reality show the population does not know it is taking part in. This is how the permanent “managed” global war economy is realized and sustained. 

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⭕ War Without End, Amen

Under The Cabal, government contracts, favors (eg Asst FBI Director Cooper getting in the clinical trial) and above all, wealth, are based on favoritism – on being “on the inside” or “in the loop.” The Cabal is powered by the military-industrial complex and oiled by graft, with dissenters held at bay by threats of physical violence and blackmail, while the population as a whole is lulled by media. William Butler Yeats could have been invoking such a scenario in “The Second Coming” (1919):

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

It is striking how similar this modus operandi is to that of ISIS, the operational structure and methods of which were revealed in an exclusive article in Der Spiegel magazine on 4/18/2015 http://bit.ly/1Ksrh45. In particular, the use of blackmail and threats in order to recruit or neutralize those in existing power structures. Also, as the article reveals, ISIS is basically a re-emergence of the Iraqi Sunni military might of Saddam Hussein. Deprived of power after the overthrow of Saddam, those in Saddam’s power elite combined forces with Sunni jihadists. Left out in the cold, they didn’t just disappear, but worked to re-emerge in a new guise.

Similarly, the end of the Cold War promised the West a “peace dividend” – resources that had been expended on war were to be redeployed to non-military domestic purposes. And for a while there was a spend-down in the Defense Department budget (see chart). Well, we know how that turned out in the long run. We attacked Iraq, a country which had nothing to do with attacking us on 9/11. We couldn’t attack Saudi Arabia, after all – they are our friends! [See Newsweek: The Saudi Role http://bit.ly/1zCm5cM Jan 2015.] Since then, the U.S. defense and intelligence establishments have only grown, not shrunk, and even President Obama’s admirable attempt to disengage has, in the end, only broadened the conflict by leaving a mismanaged Iraq open to the emergence of Sunni jihadists in league with the military know-how of Saddam’s army: The Islamic State, I.S., or ISIS. A ‘permanent war economy’ already exists made almost inevitable by a world awash in weaponry and hysteria (on both sides), if not by design, as on The Blacklist.

U.S. Defense Spending Since WWII.

Yet, the United States remains the sole superpower, which President Obama conceding “okay” to those who have called for a continuation of “Team America, World Police” TheNewRepublic: http://bit.ly/1sPcPye ForeignPolicy: http://atfp.co/1P0dVSJWith the U.S. Supreme Court fully in the camp of “money = speech” and lobbyists exerting more and more control over politicians, it does seems that permanent war is store. Look at these headlines from last August and September:

HuffPo (Sep): Pope Francis Warns Against Third World War: ‘War Is Madness’ http://huff.to/1y0cYkS
// 9/15/2014WaPo, Cillizza: Pres Obama’s ISIS speech http://wapo.st/1ADI7Xg “America, our endless blessings bestow an enduring burden
// 9/10/2014

NYT: Obama Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants http://nyti.ms/1tM3iaK
// 9/10/2014

USATODAY, Obama: ‘It will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL’ http://usat.ly/1rWhaPM
// 9/10/2014

STLToday, Raasch: Obama confronts the Long War http://bit.ly/WKT7EW “I don’t think that this threat is ever going to go away” Claire McCaskill
// 9/9/2014

WaPo, Michael Gerson: America’s resumption of ‘the long war’ http://wapo.st/1lUdfAj “We fight ’em there, so we don’t face ’em here” #ISIS #Iraq #Syria
// 9/8/2014
“Former Australian Army chief Peter Leahy recently called this “the early stages of a war which is likely to last for the rest of the centuryhttp://wapo.st/1lUdfAj

TheEconomist (Aug): How #ISIS is faring since it declared a caliphate http://econ.st/1tbICbS “likely to be active for generations to come
// 8/26/2014

Forbes, David Eldon: A World At War: The Threat Of Rising Extremism May Last For Decades http://onforb.es/1snqOJb
// 8/13/2014

 

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⭕ State Capitalism

Russia today is characterized by a form of capitalism in which government favors and contracts are handed out to Vladimir Putin’s friends, with non-supporters frozen out and antagonists eliminated in one way it another. In China, such favors go to those who support the agenda of the communist party. This new system is part planned economy, part capital- and investment based. It has a name: state capitalism.

Unlike free-market capitalism, under state capitalism, lucky firms favored by governments are protected from the phenomenon of “creative destruction,” in which firms that perform poorly are allowed to fail, replaced by more vigorous firms that have managed to prevail in an environment of free competition. Of course, such a system of free-market capitalism does not exist anywhere in reality – for in reality, an open system tends toward the formation of “natural monopolies,” (described aptly in 2:6 The Mombasa Cartel). So in the West, there are laws and regulations against the formation of such monopolies (eg the breakup of AT&T). Still, the companies that can emerge, even with such regulations, can be very large indeed, large enough to swallow up smaller companies which may threaten them.

“State capitalism” gets its name because government (the state) plays an large role in setting the direction of the economy overall as well as determining the fates of individual companies. Both free-market capitalism and state capitalism do share some key features of capitalism.

1. Capital: Instead of top-down planning and allocation of existing resources (from taxes, labor etc), money is borrowed on a long-term basis and repaid over time from revenues,

2. Risk: Shareholders, both domestic and international, can invest in the companies and make or lose money in the process,

3. Oversight and Transparency: There is oversight by governing bodies, both domestic (like our Federal Reserve System) and international (like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank), and adherence to principles of professional accounting organizations which prescribe how a firm’s books are to be kept.

However the differences between free-market capitalism and state capitalism remain stark, particularly regarding the extent of state involvement in investment and type and degree in the oversight and transparency. Recently, in regard to transparency, Russia and China have taken steps to establish their own credit rating service, citing the Big Three’s inability to predict (and complicity in) the 2008 Crash – but also because their firms often receive low scores. It remains to be seen how investors will respond to this.

 

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⭕ Two Tells

 

Per Capita GDP Growth: Free-Market vs State Capitalism (real through 2010, then projected)

In the aftermath of 9/11, The Economist and other leading economic journals featured an extensive discussion of the emergence of state capitalism as an alternative to free-market capitalism in the wake of the 2008 market crash and subsequent Great Recession. This discussion was spurred in part because Russia and China weathered the initial shocks of the Great Recession better than did the free-market systems of the United States and Europe. In the chart, note the downward dips in the GDPs of Western economies (blue arrow) whereas China and Russia show little impact (red arrow). I’ve provided a short list of key articles and links on State Capitalism under “Further Reading,” at the end of this article.But given the more recent recovery (which has been strongest in the U,S.), it requires The Cabal to attempt to actively reignite the demise of the Western powers by striking a destabilizing blow against the United States. Such an attack or series of attacks could bring the world to the brink of another world war, suggests Samar Navabi in 2:20 Quon Zhang. With Cabal figures like “The Director” of National Clandestine Services (NCS, a branch of the CIA) and the Attorney General at the helm of the DOJ (Department of Justice), not only could a strike be fabricated, but so could the government’s (over-)reaction to it. In this way, the U.S could be nudged further in the direction of a surveillance state, with attenuated civil liberties, and periods of martial law.

Also under this “emergency” scenario, shortcuts in the awarding of government contracts could be justified as necessary given the urgency of events – exactly as Halliburton (the company which Dick Cheney had previously chaired) was awarded billions in non-competitive contracts to provide services and goods to the U.S. Armed Services for use during the Iraq War. This was apart from the massive payout Halliburton received in oil leases, thinly disguised within one of its subsidiaries. In brief, by first creating panic and then exaggerating the response to it, an attack on American soil would shudder democratic and free-market institutions, replacing them with the kind of cronyism that actually did take place to some extent during in Second Iraq War, – but of which most Americans are still not aware, due to polarization and the incompetence of the media.

With competition for government contracts replaced by cronyism and with corporations and billionaires freed by the courts to to purchase favors from politicians by contributing to their campaigns (see: bribery) – or to simply run their own boughten politicians for political office – the result becomes clear: the emergence of an American version of state capitalism.

According to The Economist, there are two things that state capitalists cannot tolerate that make for dynamic economies:

1) the free flow of information [e.g. the Internet] that empowers entrepreneurs & consumers and
2) the creative destruction that allows vigorous new firms to replace tired old ones

 

Tim Berners-Lee.

December 25, 1990 – the day AFTER Red disappeared – was the day the World Wide Web was born. How perfect is that? Developed by Tim Berners-Lee and team at CERN in Switzerland, this user-friendly capability placed state-of-the-art in computer networking capabilities into the hands of a public not sure at the time what it was even good for.The architecture of the Internet itself was developed by the United States Department of Defense (as “ARPAnet” then “DARPAnet”). It was designed to be decentralized (“self-healing,” in effect) so it would be able to survive even the effects of a nuclear attack. Also in 1990, DARPAnet was transferred into to the public domain and rechristened the Internet. The World Wide Web (WWW) was the “killer app” that put the Internet into the hands of the masses. It’s the addressing ability beginning with “http:// that everyone is familiar with. A newsmagazine cover at the time stated, “The Web Changes Everything.” And it did. The dot-com boom and bust followed, of course, but despite its traumatic birth, the saying was apt: The Web changed everything.

According to the original script for the pilot of The Blacklist, Raymond Reddington was no Luddite. He was an Intelligence Officer who was the DOD’s chief liaison to the NSA. Was Red in favor of these developments or against them? Could supporting the privatization of the Internet have been thought of as surrendering “military intelligence” at the time? Is part of the plan of The Cabal to put this genie of readily-accessible information back in the bottle? One thing we know with absolute certainty is that neither of the two great state-capitalistic powers, neither Russia nor China, are fans of the Open Internet. The same can be said of several Middle Eastern states, which also feel they have a right to control what information their citizens have access to. The very design of the Internet is democratizing: it empowers the individual, and as such it will always be a threat to the powerful.

The Cabal’s disruption and takeover plan is already in play. But as Lizzie tells The Director in [2:19 Leonard Caul], the FBI’s Blacklist Task Force know exactly what is going on. In one of the most powerful scenes of the 2nd Season so far, Lizzie confronts The Director:

[ Device whirring ]
Liz: The Fulcrum. You didn’t think Reddington had it. Well, here it is, and it tells quite a story – political assassinations, terrorism. We know who you are, what you’ve done.♤ You called Reddington’s bluff, and you lost. Call it off.
The Director: I told you it’s too late.
Liz: Pick up the phone right now and call it off!♤

[ Red has been shooting attackers, runs out of bullets, crawls out of the hospital bed and tries to get a gun from off of a dead man. But it’s too late. He’s surrounded. Several men are now aiming rifles at him. One holds a pistol to his head. Then a man comes forward, whispers to another. One by one, they turn to leave. The operation has been called off ]

[ Receiver clicks; the Director hangs up ]
The Director: You have no idea the enemies you just made.
Liz: I’m afraid I do.♤ [ Turns to leave ] You can keep that. We have copies.
The Director: I never saw it before.
Liz: Saw what?
The Director: How much you look like your mother.♤

 

The nightmare scenario The Cabal presages is “a new world order,” based – not on sovereign nation-states, democracy, free markets and open access to information – but one of clandestinely orchestrated interactions between semi-autonomous nation/states characterized by centralized, government-supported corporate power in a state-capitalistic system of cronyism. With a public mollified by a controlled, muffled or blindly partisan media, metered and monitored Internet services, constant surveillance and, at least occasionally, the threat or reality of suspension of civil liberties and martial law. And war – endless, wasteful, purportedly “managed” but nonetheless always threatening to erupt into generalized conflagration – in a torrid tango with humanity, balancing civilization and even our survival ‘on the blade of a knife.’
Note: In the real world, a handful of encouraging things have happened in the two months since I began writing this article: 1. Net Neutrality prevailed: It was decided Internet communications could not be allowed to have to have “fast” and “slow” lanes, 2. Section 215 of the Patriot Act was allowed to expire, so the government will no longer keep communications metadata on all Americans, and 3. (As of this writing 6/13/2014), The Transpacific Trade Partnership (developed in secret primarily by corporate interests) was voted down by the U.S. House of Representatives. None of the important issues breaks down neatly along party lines, by the way.

 

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In the world of The Blacklist, the long-term plan of The Cabal began with the end of the Cold War and was originally to culminate in 2017, around the time the next U.S. President was to take power. But then a mysterious figure named Karakurt (after a variety of black widow spider) has arrived to set off the series of events that would eventually lead to claiming an attack by Russia on the United States had taken place – carried out by a woman named Masha Rostova, a Russian operative whose mother was a KGB spy. We, of course, know “Masha Rostova” as Elizabeth Keen.

State capitalism is NOT a conspiracy theory. Nor is the existence of a permanent war economy. These exist today in countries we currently consider our rivals, and in latent form, within the depths of our own country. Such forces present a major challenge – alongside which ISIS and Ebola pale in comparison – to our way of life, and to the long term leadership of the United States in the world. One might even ask if the U.S. initiation of the Iraq War, begun under false pretenses by a clique of neoconservatives, might be seen as an action that weakened the reputation of the United States as a relatively benevolent force in the world, while giving in to the demands of international oil conglomerates for access to Iraqi oil fields. 

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⭕ The Climate Challenge

Must state capitalism necessarily lead to a permanent war economy? Of course not. This is simply where 50,000 years of being predisposed to inter-group conflicts has brought us. We are inclined by our genome to distrust outsiders. But, we are also blessed with curiosity and a sense of justice. We can stretch our perception of who our “in” group is to include all human beings, That is what the Enlightenment idea of human rights is all about. As President Reagan once pointed out, if the world were attacked by an alien force that threatened our annihilation, humans would readily come together to oppose such an enemy. And in fact, there already is such an enemy on the horizon. It is the devastation of the earth by the very technologies and attitudes that have brought us to where we currently stand, at the the brink of creating a planet uninhabitable by much of mankind. We can take comfort in the fact that life on earth will survive almost regardless of what we can do, but we ourselves – and our civilizations – may not.

The Blacklist stayed grounded in its second season in the reality of international relations and science challenges, not spinning off into science fiction, conspiracy theory, or genealogy (except for that “daughter of a Russian spy thing). The series has a lot to offer as a mirror to the contemporary world. I hope it continues to explore the powers in the world with vested interests in the accumulation of power, unnecessary war, wasteful wealth accumulation, inequality, ideology, anti-human rights forces and a host of other evils, of which there is a long list http://wp.me/PDKwi-8Q (topics! not plot ideas).
Among these, however, climate is key. The rejection of the science of global warming by so many U.S. politicians (in spite of its popular acceptance) presents a grave threat to the world’s ability to address this danger.

Above: 12-second video.

I spent some time last year studying the climate issue – in particular, trying to understand the argument that climate change is not happening and the accusation that the government and researchers are collaborating to mislead the public. On the latter point, there has been some genuine confusion over studies of “scientists’” level of consensus. I concluded that there is definitely evidence that actual climate scientists agree about 97% the time that the planet is warming. There is less agreement (though still a huge consensus) among scientists who are not climate experts. But there is also evidence of intentional obfuscation and real denialism instigated by polluting industries.

The climate bibliography I compiled is available here: http://wp.me/PDKwi-1ad. This includes an assessment I did of all the major polls done of scientists on the reality of climate change. [ Just do a page search for “💙💙 Climate Consensus” ]

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers

In terms of the science itself, the best articles I came across looked extended periods of time. One of these looked at the last 1000 years, the other at the last 800,000 years. [ See double chart; click to enlarge ] You can easily see the problem. The 1000-year data finds exactly the same curve looking at three entirely different types of data collection: atmospheric, sea sediment and ice cores. It shows that we entered the 20th Century in what was a cooling trend, but have reversed that direction with a sudden and relentless projection toward a sudden and terrifying increase in CO₂ levels to levels not seen in millions of years. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (the accounting firm) says we have already shot past the ✛2℃ scenario aimed at by the 2009 Copenhagen Accord heading toward ✛4℃ – if we can even stop it there http://bit.ly/1r8NBto. The depiction of what the world will look like if this happens – and it appears almost inevitable – has been outlined in the most recent IPCC report and its U.S. companion (see “Additional Reading”). Below are links to the two studies I found most convincing:

1. RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0
// “Just looking at the known drivers (climate forcings) and the actual temperature history shows it directly, without need for a climate model: without the increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans, the slow cooling trend would have continued. Thus virtually the entire warming of the 20th Century is due to man. This May, for the first time in at least a million years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has exceeded the threshold of 400 ppm. If we do not stop this trend very soon, we will not recognize our Earth by the end of this century.”
● RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 3 climate studies corroborating the “hockey stick” curve
● RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 Shaun Marcott et al http://pic.twitter.com/zKbG9GTSFC
● RealClimate (2013): “Rapid temp rise in 20th C is unique throughout the Holocene” http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 by 3 methods http://pic.twitter.com/9wKs1ZvE3V
● RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: End of Ice Age Projected Through End of 21st C http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 omg http://pic.twitter.com/IHp5twEDxZ

2. NCA2014: 800,000 Year Record of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Concentrations (& Projection) http://1.usa.gov/1pW8TIr http://pic.twitter.com/fzadjBPBbR
⋙ from US National Climate Assessment 2013 http://1.usa.gov/1kNo8hQ Overview: http://bit.ly/1oVZLVn
// Chart caption: “Carbon dioxide concentration (parts per million) for the last 800,000 years, measured from trapped bubbles of air in an Antarctic ice core. The 2008 observed value is from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and projections are based upon future emission scenarios. More information on the data can be found in the Climate Change Impacts on the U.S. report.”

 

Climate: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

The resources required to address climate change could be repurposed from some of those which are currently creating a permanent war economy. Just as the United States’ industrial base was repurposed and ramped up during the Second World War, creating the military-industrial complex – and then after the War redirected to the consumer goods that created the American middle class – so too could a portion of our war resources now be repurposed to fight a greater war against the profound changes to the earth that the industrial revolution has brought about. Ideally, this will happen. It needs to happen. However, in all honesty, I look around at the powers-that-be and the path we appear to be on, and I am not encouraged. 

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⭕ Can a ‘New World Order’ Ever Be A Good Thing?

A commenter at the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog on The Blacklist provided what I think is a description of what a “good” new world order would look like. I find it chillingly perceptive:

The “good” version of a “New World Order” was described by George H.W. Bush in his famous speech at the end of the Cold War [ March 6, 1991 http://bit.ly/1FM5rou ]:

Until now, the world we’ve known has been a world divided—a world of barbed wire and concrete block, conflict and cold war. Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order. In the words of Winston Churchill, a ‘world order’ in which ‘the principles of justice and fair play … protect the weak against the strong …’ A world where the United Nations, freed from cold war stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders. A world in which freedom and respect for human rights find a home among all nations.

[ NOTE: In another speech, on Sept 11, 1990, Bush had also said http://bit.ly/1IxlQjU:

We stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective—a new world order—can emerge: a new era—freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace.

This is obviously a “globalist” view where, in the good sense, nationalism is secondary to what is good for humanity.

Those who see “evil” in the New World Order believe that the global elites are using global institutions and free trade agreements to maximize their profits and control at the expense of jobs and the working class.

Basically, the New World Order is a move toward one government that rules all the world. There has been an obvious movement toward more and stronger institutions in the past 100 years – the United Nations, Bretton Woods, EU, NAFTA, etc. There is no doubt that so called “elites” govern the world. There has been a big change in who those “elites” are though. Until recently, governments of the great powers provided most of the elites, but with globalization the nation-state’s power has diminished shrinking politicians to minority power broker status; leaders in international business, finance and the defense industry not only dominate the superclass, they move freely into high positions in their nations’ governments and back to private life largely beyond the notice of the general population and even elected legislatures who are abysmally ignorant of affairs beyond their borders.

The elites’ influence over national policy is constructive but always self-interested, and … [A]cross the world, few object to corruption and oppressive governments provided they can do business in these countries. Established upper-class families with “old money” have founded and finance Davos [ the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum ], the Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Club, Club of Rome, Council on Foreign Relations, Rhodes Trust, Skull and Bones, Trilateral Commission, and similar think tanks and private clubs that urge an increasingly authoritarian world government controlled by the United Nations and a global central bank, which maintains political power through the financialization of the economy, regulation and restriction of speech through the concentration of media ownership, mass surveillance, widespread use of state terrorism, and an all-encompassing propaganda that … ideologizes world government as the culmination of history’s progress.

So far, we’ve only seen brief glimpses of most of The Cabal members, but they seem to be an international group. Those trying to map The Cabal to political parties of the United States miss the point – the American political parties are irrelevant to The Cabal. [Emphasis added]

WSJ Speakeasy Blog on The Blacklist, “Ghost of Fitch”: Discussion of [2:20 Quon Zhang] 2:00 pm May 7, 2015 http://on.wsj.com/1e5iDyl

When The Director described “The Cabal” to Connolly, it was a bucolic vision:

The Director: I understand you’re conflicted. Lives were lost today. But the work we do is important. We help provide peace, stability. Children can go to school, families to church without fear – or certainly with less of it because of us. And you wanted to be a part of that. It’s a solemn responsibility and, on days like today, a heavy one. And few people are capable of honoring that responsibility.

[2:19 Leonard Caul http://wp.me/pDKwi-Ps%5D

Everyone, it seems, uses the same language to describe a desirable future. The question is who to believe and who not to believe. Who is interested only in power and their personal wealth and comfort and who in the “common welfare”? Who is lying and who is not? Who will lead us to the truth we must in the end discover for ourselves – for that is the only way we will accept it? These are the questions at the very core of The Blacklist. They are its thematic foundation.

Could human beings make the change from a permanent war economy to one focused on climate and a fairer allocation of resources? Many think not. But the Papal Encyclical on climate change will be released on June 18, 2015 and there is one more opportunity to act in a meaningful way when the world meets in Paris in November to commit to limiting the damage carbon emissions are wreaking on the planet. We have already blown by ✛2℃, on our way to ✛4℃ – a frightening scenario laid out in the last IPCC Report http://bit.ly/1jPd6wS (2013) and its U.S. companion http;//bit.ly/1kLoPbi (2014).

I am reminded of the scene in [2:10 Luther Braxton2] in which Liz and little Liz [Masha] are hiding in the closet when smoke from the fire begins to seep under the door:

Liz [ to young Liz ] Listen to me. You have to say something. There’s a fire. I know you saw something out there and you don’t want to go out there [Voice breaking] but you can’t stay here!. You have to scream! Do you hear me? As loud as you can, you have to scream! You have to– [ Screams ] [ Both scream ] [ Wails ] [ Haunting Russian lullaby plays ]

[2:10 Luther Braxton2 http://wp.me/pDKwi-15A ]

 

‘There is a fire out there.’ It’s called climate change. And ‘we can’t stay here.’ We can’t stay here. That is the problem we face. If democracies cannot manage to govern themselves effectively, the future we face is ominous indeed. Did Game of Thrones intend the terror of the descending onset of severe and interminable winter to mirror the future we face, of severe and interminable summer? “Fire or Ice?” Frost asked, then supplied the answer: It scarcely matters. 

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⭕ Conclusion: End of the Enlightenment?

I of course have no idea what Jon Bokenkamp or John Eisendrath think about climate change. The topic is one I think The Blacklist needs to address, like ISIS, if it is to maintain its relevance and its edge. But the show’s real power comes when it delves beyond that specific matter and looks into broader issues of self-governance, human rights, human nature, and the question of good and evil especially as this relates to truthfulness and deceit.

If we fail in self-governance, the best we can hope may be a battle between the “good” elites and the “bad” elites. Ralph Nader, in fact, has written a novel titled “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us” http://amzn.to/1QrURxw. What a sorry statement that is on our ability to confront the evil in our midst, the incessant call to inaction [sic]. Like the Greeks, most of us will feel powerless as we watch the gods and heroes duke it out.

But the stakes are huge: how and even whether the vast “unwashed masses” of the earth can survive in the mad dash as we all struggle for higher ground – either in terms of longitude, feet above sea level or the wealth to purchase the goods needed to survive. Will the elites who are building their own separate world of gated communities, private schools, and trust-fund-based lifestyles, even need to bother with the “losers,” the “lazy,” and the “dependent” – the “47 percent.” ? No wonder Millennials are steeped in “conspiracy” theories of mass extermination using technologies like HAARP, of the intentional spread of manufactured viruses, of mind-numbing substances dumped into the air in chemtrails. It reflects how utterly dispensable they’ve come to feel.

Can we trust ourselves with our own future and that of our planet or have we lost our sense of agency: can we even begin to comprehend the consequences of our actions? “Every cause has more than one effect.” We feel enmeshed in an indecipherable network of causality, in which it impossible to act morally because we can identify neither reachable goals nor meaningful actions.

Has the Enlightenment itself failed? – that world of rights and responsibilities in which the individual was the measure of all things, the crux of ethics and morality, the agent of action. This question frames the dreadful legacy we may leave to our children. They will live with the consequences of our inaction, of our inability to bear the burden of moral and effective self-governance. “A Republic,” Ben Franklin cautioned: “– if you can keep it.” In light of all our missteps going back to the 1980s, however, one thing is obvious: “We can’t stay here.”

 

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⭕ Further Reading

State Capitalism

The Economist (2012): State capitalism http://econ.st/11lUfBY
The Economist (2012): The visible hand http://econ.st/1tkzrl9
ForeignRelations (2009): State Capitalism comes of age http://fam.ag/15B6yfB
WSJ (2010): China’s ‘State Capitalism’ Sparks a Global Backlash http://on.wsj.com/1zYPiKO
Bloomberg (Aug): Statist Strongmen Putin and Xi See History’s Capitalism Clash http://bloom.bg/1vPOHN5

WSJ/PetersonFoundation Nicholas Rowdy (Sep): Is China’s ‘State Capitalism’ Dead? Another View http://on.wsj.com/1xUArSx
// 9/10/2014

TheEconomist (2012): State capitalism’s global reach: New masters of the universe http://econ.st/1rwp2lK
Comments on this topic I posted here earlier (from Oct-Nov 2014);

State Capitalism vs the Internet, Pt 1: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1Z
State Capitalism vs the Internet, Pt 2: http://wp.me/pDKwi-22
The Decembrist: State Capitalism the Internet http://wp.me/pDKwi-31
Cold War History

The Economist (2012): Something old, something new: A brief history of state capitalism http://econ.st/1vPHRaN //➔ explains the rise of state capitalism in Russia & China since the Cold War:

The final event was the collapse of Soviet communism. This was initially seen as one of the great triumphs of liberalism, but it soon unleashed dark forces. Communist apparatchiks-turned-oligarchs grabbed chunks of the economy. Between 1990 and 1995 the country’s GDP dropped by a third. Male life expectancy shrank from 64 to 58. Once-captive nations broke away. In 1998 the country defaulted on its debts.

The post-Soviet disaster created a craving for order. Vladimir Putin, then Russia’s president, reasserted direct state control over ‘strategic’ industries and brought the remaining private-sector oligarchs to heel. But just as important as the backlash in Russia was the one in China. The collapse of the Soviet Union confirmed the Chinese Communist Party’s deepest fear: that the end of party rule would mean the breakdown of order. The only safe way forward was a judicious mixture of private enterprise and state capitalism

Climate and Alternative Futures

Articles distilled from a 64 page bibliography: http://wp.me/PDKwi-1ad

1. NASA: Effects of Changing in the Carbon Cycle http://go.nasa.gov/2a3XPaw
// (undated) “Variations in Earth’s orbit alter the amount of energy Earth receives from the Sun and leads to a cycle of ice ages and warm periods like Earth’s current climate”
● NASA: Changes in the Carbon Cycle http://1.usa.gov/1piVISm Correlation between CO₂ levels & Antarctic Temperatures http://pic.twitter.com/MHk5y806Sq
● NASA: Changes in the Carbon Cycle http://1.usa.gov/1piVISm Human contribution to CO₂ levels since 1800s http://pic.twitter.com/0Zd9bv92va

2. RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0
// “Just looking at the known drivers (climate forcings) and the actual temperature history shows it directly, without need for a climate model: without the increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans, the slow cooling trend would have continued. Thus virtually the entire warming of the 20th Century is due to man. This May, for the first time in at least a million years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has exceeded the threshold of 400 ppm. If we do not stop this trend very soon, we will not recognize our Earth by the end of this century.”
● RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 3 climate studies corroborating the “hockey stick” curve
● RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 Shaun Marcott et al http://pic.twitter.com/zKbG9GTSFC
● RealClimate (2013): “Rapid temp rise in 20th C is unique throughout the Holocene” http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 by 3 methods http://pic.twitter.com/9wKs1ZvE3V
● RealClimate (2013): Paleoclimate: End of Ice Age Projected Through End of 21st C http://bit.ly/1t3kQw0 omg http://pic.twitter.com/IHp5twEDxZ

3. NCA2014: 800,000 Year Record of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Concentrations (& Projection) http://1.usa.gov/1pW8TIr http://pic.twitter.com/fzadjBPBbR
⋙ from US National Climate Assessment 2013 http://1.usa.gov/1kNo8hQ Overview: http://bit.ly/1oVZLVn
// Chart caption: “Carbon dioxide concentration (parts per million) for the last 800,000 years, measured from trapped bubbles of air in an Antarctic ice core. The 2008 observed value is from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and projections are based upon future emission scenarios. More information on the data can be found in the Climate Change Impacts on the U.S. report.”
Major Reports

IPCC Climate Change Report 2013: Summary for Policy Makers [pdf] http://bit.ly/1jPd6wS (28 pages) // (2013)
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≣ IPCC: #Climate Change 2014: Summary For Policy Makers: Mitigation http://mitigation2014.org

USNCA: Climate Change Impacts in the United States 2014: Highlights http://bit.ly/1kLoPbi
// 5/6/2014 US National Climate Assessment
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≣ USNCA: Climate Change Impacts in the United States 2014: Full Report http://1.usa.gov/1kNo8hQ
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≣ USNCA: Climate Change Impacts in the United States 2014: Appendix 3: Climate Science Supplement http://bit.ly/1mK57CL
Books

imageAnielski, Mark: The Economics of Happiness – Building Genuine Wealth (2007) http://bit.ly/1cNP7eQ (Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S7PqRG)

NYT (6/18/2015): Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change http://nyti.ms/1GSgrVr
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Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis (6/18/2015): ‘Laudato Si’ on Care of Our Common Home [pdf] http://bit.ly/1SrvUQe pp 184 #Climate

Hansen, James: Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity (2010) http://bit.ly/1TdYO7E (Amazon: http://amzn.to/1KZEVM2)

Klein, Naomi: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014) (Amazon http://amzn.to/1dFeD6O)
NYT Review, Rob Nixon (11/6/2014): “a book of such ambition and consequence that it is almost unreviewable” http://nyti.ms/1INAdkr

Kolbert, Elizabeth: The Sixth Extinction – An Unnatural History (2014) (Amazon: http://amzn.to/1IxgKnX)
NYT Review, Al Gore (2/10/2014): Without A Trace http://nyti.ms/1e5YzMe
// was selected as one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014

Sachs, Jeffrey D: The Age of Sustainable Development (2015) http://bit.ly/1IJWkem (Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GvXd7U)
// foreword by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon