Some said he was crude. Some said he was crazy. Some even said he was a prophet like Daniel or Ezekiel of the Bible. Others labeled him a phony or even an anarchist bent on exposing the government. Whatever people said about him, for one thing sure, he was a patriot for his country, America:
“(Milton William) ‘Bill’ Cooper was a conspiracy salesman as sure as Willy Loman carried a battered suit case. Perpetually hard-up for money, in many ways he recalls the mythic figure in the green visor who sits in an office at the end of long, narrow corridor feverishly typing out every dirty joke you ever head, ten dollars a punch line. A.P.T Barnum of dread, Cooper lived by the darkening edge of his conspiracy stories and his capacity to find an audience will to hear and believed them. It was an ethic he practiced until the night of his death.” (p. 31,PALE HORSE RIDER, italics and emphasis added.)
“If there ever was an American dream, this was it. Yet, like most American dreams, it was doomed. That was because Mystery Babylon, or whatever other force, had invented an alternative world that stole the authority for the Creator and created a society of men, imperfect humans, infected with ego and every other deadly sin. In short, fatally flawed people like Bill Cooper.” (ibid, p.347, italics and emphasis added.)
(PALE HORSE RIDER: WILLIAM COOPER, THE RISE OF CONSPIRACY, AND THE FALL OF TRUST IN AMERICA, Mark Jacobson, Blue Rider Press, Penguin Random House, LLC, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10012, 2018, 375 pages, $24.30.)
Thus is some groundwork built by veteran author Mark Jacobson concerning the magical and tragic life of Milton William (Bill) Cooper, May 6, 1943 – November 6, 2001. These consisted of Cooper’s encounters with what he termed Mystery Babylon; others would later call it the Military-Industrial-Complex and the Deep State, but it all, says Jacobson, was outgrowth of global controlling Mystery Religions such as “Brotherhood of the Snake, Order of the Quest, the Roshsniya, the Qabalah, the Knights of Templar, the Knights of Malta, the Knights of Columbus, the Jesuits, the Masons, the Ancient and Mystical Order of Rome Crucis, the Illuminati, the Nazi Party, the Communist Party, the Executive Members of the Council on Foreign Relation, The Group, the Open Friendly Secret Society, the Vatican, the Russell Trust, the Skull and Bones, the Scroll-Key, and many others (p. 123).
Many of these societies, says Jacobson, were beholden to the blue bloods of Wall Street…ꞌꞌbut whether they know it or not, they all could race their origin to the Brotherhood of the Snake.” Jacobson continues to quote:
“This was the way of the world, except the controllers of the New World Oder had turned Hegel’s dialectic on its head, Cooper said. ‘They determined the synthesis first, what they want and then create the two forces to oppose each other, so they knew what they have to do to bring about that synthesis, while everyone thinks it all happened by accident.’”
Cooper’s stent in the military likewise taught him much about this Hidden World. There was Admiral Bernard A. Clary’s Top Secret file that Cooper had a “Top Secret, Q” clearance to which Cooper had access. Clarey was Chief of the U.S. pacific Fleet.
“Everything about the war was in there…one by one the scales dropped from Cooper’s eyes. He was not the defender of freedom he had so longed to be but, rather, cannon fodder in a hue knew things, terrible, dangerous secrets, hidden information that could change everything, even save the world from itself…For sixteen years, Cooper had not revealed what he’d seen while poking through Admiral Clary’s cabinet. It hadn’t been easy. Knowing what he wasn’t supposed to know had turned his life into a living hell, made him drink, and sent him in rages.” (pp. 48, 52, 61, 79)
UFOs were other big events in Cooper’s life, like what he and the crew of the sub USS Tiru saw in 1966: a huge metal craft larger than a football field that descended from the sky into the ocean amid giant gushers of water. It rose from the water and accelerated to beyond the horizon. The object did not disturb the sub’s electrical system or the gyro compass. It was saucer-shaped and had windows around the perimeter. It made no noise.
Jacobson quotes Cooper: “There was no doubt as to what we had seen. It was a metal craft, with machinery on and around the outside of it.” (p.76)
It was enough to convince Cooper he could be dealing with space aliens. He heard fantastic stories of UFOs in the Vietnam DMZ when in the military. But his viewpoint changed in late 1989. He suddenly saw UFOs as earthly-military-psy-ops.
“The presence of UFOs from outer space was one more fear tactic,” says Jacobson, “a trick to get a freighted public in line behind a one world totalitarian government. The most infuriating aspect of the subterfuge, Cooper reportedly admitted, was that he had fallen for it.”
It was an age of deception that abounded. As Cooper had said, you couldn’t trust everything you read. You had to do your own research to find the nuggets of truth. A case in point was the Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion, which many people were convinced that it was a hoax by Pierre Plantard. Report from Iron Mountain was another hoax (but had disguised seeds of truth) invented by Victor Navasky, Marvin Kitman and Leonard Lewis. There was no such thing as pure theories, all carried seeds of error; Cooper said to investigate on your own and with caution. It was also called Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars or psy-ops (p.115). Shock Tests were the realization of the Red and Blue pills of Matrix movies, mentioned by Cooper, and in effect in accordance with Hartford Van Dyke, “a form of modern technological alchemy that predicted gold for a few, dross for everyone else.” (p. 119)
Cooper left the Navy and ended his military career about April 1975. Shortly following that time, Cooper was riding his motorcycle on Skyline Boulevard near Berkeley Hills in the Bay Area when he was closely followed by a black Cadillac which knocked Cooper’s motorcycle hurtling him end over throwing Cooper to the bottom of an incline. Two men climbed down to look at him, one of them feeling his carotid saying that Cooper will one day be dead. In a second chase by the same “limo,” this time Cooper’s right leg was severely mangled and was replaced by a prosthetic.
Jacobson tells that while Cooper was in the hospital, two men visited Cooper, interrogating him as to if he would “shut up” or the “next time should be fatal.” Cooper crossed his fingers and said he’d behave, but silently swore otherwise (p. 52).
To rightfully understand domination, you had to see it as the Secret Government did, a self-sustaining system called Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (SWFQW): “The Illuminati’s declaration of War upon the People of America.” (p.115)
The psy-ops involved was like a “deployed time-release capsule at modulated speeds and patterns” as “encroachment on their lives,” controlled situations in a “constant barrage” of “Shock tests” similar to the Red and Blue pills depicted in the movie THE MATRIX: mass suicidal engineering on the part of the New World Order, quoting Cooper, “an ages-old underground current informs of the modern project in this modern era; life in our modern era is little more than life in an open-air mind-control laboratory.” (pp. 117-118)
The bedrock to this global Monster is identified through a network of hidden Secret Societies that create a “web” of Higher Mysteries down through the ages dating back to ancient Babylon spread universally amongst the Brotherhood of the Snake, the Qabalah, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati and about twenty or more others (p. 123).
It became a stratagem using Wilhelm Fredrick Hegel’s Hegelian dialectic: Status quo, the thesis, the antithesis, and the synthesis—a new standard of truth. That series of events could be climatic, however. Bill Cooper could plainly see them as they developed; maybe more like a Biblical prophet than a theoretician in some cases.
Jacobson writes: “Manifested in bogus divide-and-conquer dichotomies like Democrats and Republicans, manipulation of the Hegelian dialectic was the main tool of the Secret Government…like a snake shedding is skin, the New World Order established in 1947 would soon be replaced by another.” (p, 125)
RIDING THE PALE HORSE
Cooper’s greatest career was THE HOUR OF THE TIME radio broadcast on WWCR, which began on January 4, 1993, exposing the many facets of Mystery Babylon.
“If ‘Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars’ exposed the contemporary blueprint for the Illuminati takeover of the planet, Mystery Babylon,” says Jacobson “went far deeper, tracing the ontology of the organization back to its origins.”
Cooper saw the hidden meaning and origin of mankind also in the Stanley Kubrick production of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The movie was clandestinely “far the Initiates and the Adepts of the ancient religion, those who could understand the ‘symbology’ of the ‘Mystery Schools.’’’ (p. 144)
In Cooper’s The Sacrificial King, Cooper shows how Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas was an important puzzle piece, not only in the Kennedy assassination, but seeing Dallas as a piece of esoterica at work (Disneyland, the ancient city of Babylon, the 33rd degree of latitude where multiple Fortean events happen) — the Plaza itself was named for newspaperman George Bannerman Dealey, a 33rd-degree Mason: phenomena called by C.G Jung as synchronicities and meaningful coincide.
Fellow conspiratologist and competitor Robert Anton Wilson rode his own pale horse, much like Cooper, opening a “door to Chapel Perilous” in a realm of experience that “cannot be located in the space-time continuum,” writes Jacobson, “it is weightless, odorless, tasteless and undetectable by ordinary instruments.” (p. 161)
Robert Anton Wilson wrote Cosmic Trigger and his Illuminatus! books.
Rapper Killah Priest sometime in 2004 and 2005 renamed rapper Andrew Kissel (a Newark, New Jersey MC performer) as “William Cooper.” Priest was working with Black Market Militia, a Wu-Tang Clan satellite group, Timbo King Razah, A 60 Second Assassin and other entertainers that came to read the original Bill Cooper’s BEHOLD A HORSE and heard The Hour of the Time radio show, causing Killah Priest, says Jacobson, to exclaim: “He was a patriot, which I like,” quoting Kissel, “because I am a patriot. I am a proud American. This country was supposed to have been built to question authority, to hold the people in power accountable. Not to bite your tongue. Just to put it out there, right or wrong, let everyone else decide.” (p. 193)
In August 1994, Bill Cooper heard that black people were reading BEHOLD A PALE HORSE. Fellow conspiracy theorist, film-maker and record producer Anthony J. Hilder informed Cooper that blacks who read BEHOLD A PALE HORSE began to see the “system” as the enemy: ‘“ …white men, particular white men__the same white men who were the enemy of all people, black or white,’’’ Jacobson quotes Hilder, ‘‘‘the news couldn’t get any bigger than that.’’’ (p. 203)
Despite what infractions the government used to defend the massacre, Cooper said that reasoning was flawed. “But anyone who bothered to do the research knew that this attack was a long chain of events,” says Jacobson, “with roots that stretched back centuries…Cooper told the audience…You could never understand the present unless you knew the past.” (p. 212)
Randy Weaver and family considered themselves one of those “survivalists, homeschoolers, tax protesters, ‘sovereign citizens,’” protesters that recited Mark 13:14 and stand separated from an evil government. In 1989, Randy sold some illegally modified shotguns to BATF informer Ken Fadeley. To get a lesser conviction, they asked Weaver to be a “government snitch,” which Weaver refused to do. The Weavers took refuge on Ruby Ridge.
Surrounded by five hundred federal government agents, many without insignias and in camouflaged dress, firing at the Weaver’s dogs who alerted about the trespassers, fourteen-year-old Samuel Waver was also shot with a bullet that ripped his arm from it socket. FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shot Vicki Weaver “right between the eyes” as she held her “eight-month-old baby in her arms.” A helicopter attempted to “drop a fuel bladder” on the cabin to burn down everything.
“And what had Randy Weaver done to deserve such treatment?” asks Jacobson. “He’d sold a gun that was too short. That was a misdemeanor as far as he knew.” (p. 213)
FROM MURRAH TO 9/11
On April 19, 1993, the theory went, Tom McVeigh drove a Ryder rental truck with two and a half tons of ammonium nitrate drenched in diesel fuel and exploded it in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.
There were reports of “two separate explosions” involved, but that was pooh-poohed by authorities, and McVeigh was denoted as culprit number one.
“They sent out McVeigh, one more perfect human zombie in as a seemingly assembly line of them, to do their bidding,” says Jacobson. “…who know how many would die in the next ‘terrorist attack’? (p. 257)
Such “ploys” were used in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers, says Jacobson, and Cooper made it plain in a June 28, 2001 broadcast of his The Hour of the Times. He ridiculed the CNN broadcast and story of finding culprit Osama bin Laden in his hideout.
“The fact was, Cooper told the audience, no one in the U.S intelligence services was really looking for Osama bin Laden,” says Jacobson. “They knew where he was. They had since the beginning of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Bin Laden, along with his entire family, was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Central Intelligence Agency.”
‘“Something terrible is going to happen in this country,”’ Jacobson quotes Cooper, ‘“And whatever is going to happen__they’re going to blame on Osama bin Laden. Don’t you even believe it.”’
That “something” happened two and half months later on September 11, 2001 when two commercial airline flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center killing 2,996 people, including 343 New York City Fire Department personnel.
Cooper’s writing and broadcasting career was pretty well personified as Para-politics where Cooper saw evil monsters, says Jacobson, where the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave was under assault. Cooper spent his whole life fighting the enemies of freedom, he fought them in Vietnam, the fought them as evil plutocrats in secret religions gong back of the beginning of history.
In his circle of friends and broadcast listeners there existed a segment of separatist militias and income tax “evaders,” in which Cooper officially joined the ranks of “tax protesters’ announced in a HOTT broadcast #28 on February 28, 1993.
Jacobson summarizes: “No, Cooper said, paying income tax was voluntary because the law said so. It was as simple as that…the phases ‘voluntary’ and ‘may enter’ carried the legal significance.”
“Cooper Hill” became a heavily-guarded fortress of sorts and Cooper would regularly protest any trespassers on his property. Cooper gave out a July 6, 1998 warning from his website against trespassers. On June 29, 1998, the FBI opened a file on Cooper.
Some of the so-called trespassers were the family of Dr. Scott Reynolds Hamblin, who visited “the Hill” (once called R.V Hill in their youth for bike driving). Hamblin also claimed to have property somewhere on the hill. Cooper saw him as an intruder and actually made threats, he also visualized himself as an official Neighborhood Watch member. The Hamblin’s, however, were no ordinary family, their ancestors had a long past history as legends to historical Mormon militias. The Hamblin’s filed a complaint to the Apache County Sheriff’s Office.
Cooper’s emotional health was far from perfect, having been diagnosed with a form of PTSD from his military service, perhaps one reason for his angry outbursts. Nine marriages later, Annie Cooper, worn thin by government warrants for Bill’s arrest, left in spring, 1999 with daughters Poo and Allyson, stranding Cooper on the hill. Even a short reunion with his daughter Jessica was suffocated when agents tried to entice her to “entrap” her father. In the end, all that Cooper had left was his adherence to his private code “not to give up.”
Jacobson quotes Cooper’s “A Public Notice” of July 6, 1998: “Therefor, a state of war exists between the citizens of the Union States and the corporate United States. We will be free under the Congressional Republican government guaranteed to us by the organic Constitution for the United States of America or we will be dead.” (p. 279)
COOPER’S LAST STAND
A Special Response Team planned a sabotage-style entrapment and arrest for November 5, 2001. They were to trick Cooper to come out of his home to investigate their deliberate pretext of being noisy trespassers. Decoy agents were hidden undercover in a truck; they then would come forth to arrest Cooper.
Unexpectedly, Cooper approached them in his truck instead of on foot; he shouted a warning to them:
“I’m calling the cops, I’m going to give you ten minutes to be off the property, or the cops are going to be here.”
The scene changed suddenly. Cooper attempted to drive back to his house to make the phone call as Commander Andrew Tafoya chased Cooper’s truck and the agents followed in the UC pickup. The “Tac Van” blocked Cooper’s path. Sergeant Charles Brown aimed his M4 submachine gun at Cooper’s truck. Sheriff Brian Hounshell did the same with his combat AR-15. Brown attempted to knock Cooper’s hands off the gearshift. Cooper threw Brown on his butt, but the truck went crashing into the storm-swept rocky terrain forcing Cooper to run on foot for his house. Deputies Joseph Allen Goldsmith and Robert Marinez, according to Jacobson, raced to stop Cooper who reached to his pistol and fired four defensive shots, one paralyzing Marinez. Goldsmith kept firing until Cooper fell died, exactly as he prophesied on his doorstep (pp. 328-332).
The agents shot Cooper’s watchdog, Crusher, though the dog was securely chained to a truck.
“The most recent high-profile addition to the Cooper Canon are the posting of ‘Q Anon,’ a reputed government insider who claim to have access to classified information on the on-going attempt of the so-called Deep State to overthrow the Trump administration,” announces Jacobson. “In February, 2018, ‘Q,’ as he is known to the followers of his ‘Intel drops,” wrote of his deep admiration for Cooper and his work. Sales of BEHOLD A PALE HORSE immediately spiked, landing the twenty-seven-year-old book at number 17 on the Amazon bestseller list” (p. 357).
Since Cooper’s death, says Jacobson, Mystery Babylon was still determined to undermine the United States while bolstering the New World Order that was unmasked in 9/11, the Second Iraq War, the 2008 financial debacle and collapse, the “devise elections’ of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and he political split of National powers (p. 342).
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“In spite of all the danger, in spite of all that may be, I’ll do anything for you, anything you want me to be….” In Spite Of All the Danger, the Beatles, 1958.
“People are eliminated. Honey, you don’t know how many people are just eliminated, just on the operating table alone. They just need to be disposed of. And don’t ever believe what you read in the papers. It’s all made up.” (Joe Shimon, a professional assassin and deep cover operative, speaking belatedly in life to his daughter.)
The Boxenwolf (also known as the Buxenwolf) was from Germanic lore of the Schaumberg region where a pact had been made with the Devil himself. The victim can be transmuted into a wolf with the help of a magic girdle. The girdle was said to be a device from Hell. When he takes the form of a wolf, he enjoyed persecuting people. Even though he looked like a regular wolf, he is still able to think like a human but gained “wolf powers” as well. His senses were magnified, such as smell, sight, and he was able to run incredibly fast.
Stories and legends continued as to old and resilient as evil and the questioning of Power itself.
The Nazi Reich of the mid-century was an assimilation of Black Magic and these occult beliefs.
In 1923, a man known as Fritz Kappe created a terrorist group called Organization Werewolf. Their official banner looked a lot like a pirates’ old Jolly Roger – a black flag with white skull and crossbones (not to mention the semblance to Yale University’s Skull and Bones). At first, the group’s movement spread very quickly throughout Germany. Due to arrests by the Weimar government, the Werewolves never grew into an agency that caused any real threat: or so the popular conception went.
It is likely that Organization Werewolf was created in response to Adolf Hitler’s desire for Germany’s youth to be like werewolves – cruel and harsh, people that wanted to destroy humankind (history books say that Hitler was obsessed with wolves and werewolves and wanted his men to be more like them).
The name was chosen after the title of Hermann Löns’ novel, Der Wehrwolf (1910). Set in the Celle region, Lower Saxony, during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48), the novel concerned a peasant, Harm Wulf, who, after his family is killed by marauding soldiers, organised his neighbors into a militia who hunted the soldiers mercilessly and executed any they captured, referring to themselves as Wehrwölfe. While not himself a Nazi (he died in 1914) Löns’ work was also popular with the German far right, and the Nazis reveled his work.
Werner Naumann, Goebbels’s top aide at the end of the war, sent out a noteworthy message by teletype to the Nazi Party’s regional propaganda offices in early April 1945. It called on the residual propagandists throughout Germany to devote their full efforts to building an underground resistance movement that would make Allied occupation insufferably costly. The Allies were in fact worried about the possibility of the Werewolf movement, but in the end, Germans were more than ready to have the war over and not much came of this final effort. (Werner Naumann, “Jetzt scheiden sich die Geister!” National Archives Microfilm Series T-311, roll 169, frames 1071-1074.)
Later, many historians came to believe that the German-American Bund supposedly went out of existence and that there really were no cogent groups such as Odessa after the war. There was mention of U-boats U-530 and U-977 and the 54 German U-boats that “disappeared” in a connection with a mythical Neuschwabenland. These tales were regulated to rumor and history’s junk pile. We are told that tales about the Nazi “time machine” technology – The Bell – wunderwaffe – was only a flagrant science-fiction-story.
Ironically, despite the myth’s historical actuality, mainline historians agreed to dismiss the legend and continue the disbelief down through the ages.
March 21, the celebration of the goddess Ostara, the evening of the kill shot.
The thud of a closed side entrance way to the Boxenwolf mansion denotes the young heiress’ exit. As she makes her way into the accompanying landscape of the property, a sudden hush comes over the territory, all wildlife becomes still and the wind stops as if upon command. Window light from the enormous manse intrudes upon the night while sharing the jet black darkness of many darkened rooms. The golden sheen of her long hair punctuates her passage towards the gradually rising mound several thousand feet into the property. Her swagger causes the strands to bounce sensuously from one side of her neck to the other. The nineteen-year-old’s erotic and unctuous rhythmic unveiling of her calf and leg through the slit of her gown is constant, disturbed every few seconds by her dodge over a hidden intruder-detection device. Her image recedes. As she gets closer to the mound, the sounds of night-time wildlife revive and quickly rise into a crescendo of sound. She opens a door at her destination that briefly reveals a yellow interior.
Suddenly, several feet away, a rectangular hangar door begins to slide upward. Just beyond it, posed bravely and daringly in the soft yellow-white light of the immense hangar, is a shining and suave Mercedes-Benz black limousine. It looks stark in the hygienically immaculate expanse of multiple pneumatic-operated floor platform/elevators. Their only accompaniment is the laboratory bays running around the inside periphery of the armory. The critters of the forest now sing in full force. For a brief moment, the girl stands in the breeze that is rippling her gown, exposing her youthful flesh and the sensuous curve of a pink calf of one leg. The unnaturally warm night air holds the unusual smell of mulch covering the budding flora growing beneath the earth that even these unseasonable events are also responding to her supernatural presence. Her sparkling blue eyes stare into and challenge the night. Gripped in her right hand is a mass of metal and wood. She swings the driver side door open, thrusts a rifle across the seat, and follows into the sleek interior.
“What music would fit the occasion, my beauty?” she asks the automobile. She says nothing for a minute as she starts the atomic miracle built into the interior of the black beast. “Ah yes, how about my favorite, good ole’ Ronnie Milsap, so appropriate.” She swings her hand over her head and the melody begins. The glowing dials and lights of the control panel accentuate her picturesque posture, pug nose, slanted eyebrows, small ears, and a small square chin. There is a stranger in my house; Ronnie Milsap (who is blind) is ironically singing that there is somebody here that he could not see! The automobile’s power source, a blend of Bugatti and graviton-quantum physics begins a graduated whine. Quickly, the structure of the vehicle commences evaporating into invisibility. A shimmering transformation moves along the automobile from rear to front, and in something akin to a large ‘pop’ the limousine vaporizes into the night, leaving only a few moments of the melody in the air…the singer can’t seem to find love in her ‘eyes’ anymore…the hangar door to the auxiliary research facility gradually slides shut.
They Brought Forth the Heiress’s “Armored, Technologically Seasoned Vehicle, Saturated with Sophisticated, Superior Weaponry…”
Her omniscience having performed expertly, the teenager is soon perched high above St. Louis in a selected sniper’s nest. No Rules of Engagement for her: she ‘is’ the Judge Advocate General (she must control herself from going out on these vicious safaris). What a combination, she thinks to herself, a specially designed sniper scope and her marvelous brain to dial-up the shooter solution. The target had left his office and is making his way south on Broadway Boulevard. The target stops to swiftly dispose of a paper bag containing the pulverized remains of a stealth “transient material” spy device into a curb-sewer as trash. The shooter assembles the barrel suppressor and braces her weapon with the help of an armature. Both eyes open on the scope in a mystical deer’s gaze. The jeweled and sparkling city about and below her seems to freeze in a mosaic of multi-colored design and scintillation. She zeroes in on the target’s center of mass and then adjusts the dial for the head. As she settles into her final Engagement Position, the girl begins to hum more of the Milsap tune, but this time in German: There are suspicions that lead to questions, then alibis, and then to lies. Her silky hair slides along her cheek enmeshing with the tantalizing smell, not only of the wolf pheromones of her perfumed shampoo but the unusually embedded aura of rifle lubricant and the sweet smell of her leather sniper gloves. The humming ceases. A deadly moment of dreadful silence dominates. She stops breathing for a second. She jerks the trigger to the right, adjusting for the wind, maybe even a shift in gravity.
The victim’s head becomes a gruesome mass of the bullet’s shock waves causing brain, skull bone, cerebral cortex, subcutaneous tissue, and various dermis to expand forward and upward in a red-white halo amid streamers in a mangled mess of hurt. The body lurches inches upward and forward in the direction of the blast, then drops like a wet rag.
All the technical data in sniper school, about distance, moving targets, running targets, she says to herself, becomes embedded, not just in your brain, but also in one’s arms, hands, and fingers.
However, it is nothing like the dexterity of the Magic she is about to do now in hiding her tracks; life can be stranger than old wives’ folklore tales.
Somebody here, says Milsap, which we cannot see.
March 21, late afternoon, one year later, in the current year.
Axtilgeenix: An ancient Gitxsan name meaning “he who walks leaving no tracks.”
Detective Lieutenant Wayne Harrington is afraid to answer the phone, even though he is a brave soldier of the Special Operations Unit. Every time it rings, it brings more dead-end information about a murder case in mid-St. Louis one year ago to-date. It had been hundreds of interviews, and multiple tests that had caused the case to languish in a pile of police paperwork that now confronted the detective. He is once again to review the facts and updates. Updates? The term Cold Case File didn’t do this case justice. He thought of another expression: Dead End Waste Land.
Such exasperation is not unlike the inhospitably callous city of St. Louis: To the north and east of the metropolis are the beige and chalk-white spires that race to the heavens on steel and concrete diagrid-skeletons and escalating terraces filled with heartless, arrogant, and cowering souls. The streets appear to be bare and unfriendly. Tiny black UAV micro-spy drones circle indomitably, gnat-like to and from the launch pad atop the nearby Police Department headquarters.
An expanded sky-walk from police headquarters, over Spruce Avenue to the Robert A. Young Federal Building, allows transport of homicide case files, easily moved to the recently purchased property by the Police Department: a heavily guarded conference room called the War Room. Special FBI Agent Jerold Schultz stands frozen aside the scenery, an office equipped with two desktop and several laptop computers, several telephones, a large meeting table in the center and one huge picture window from which the railroad yard below and the building line to the south could be readily viewed. Around the perimeter of the room, and on the table, are file boxes. Some of the manila folder contents are stacked haphazardly and spread across the table and several adjoining desks. The black silk suit and tie attiring the FBI detective appear to come alive when he suddenly breaks his stare to the rail-yard below.
“Okay Wayne, let’s see if I can put this all in perspective before I sign off on this review.” His silver-blonde hair and a silver-lined mustache denote his age, now a 20-year-veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He speaks with authority as a Chief Agent of the Critical Incident Response Tactical-Ops Investigator Specialist Group. He turns to look out the window again. He jiggles the coins in his front pocket. His fingers nervously tap the leather of his gun holster hidden on his belt. He abruptly slaps his gun and holster and gets back to the dreary business at hand in a final recitation of the chain of events.
“Our victim was shot on the evening of March 21 a year ago by a high-velocity-what-appeared- to-be ‘smart frangible projectile’ – possibly a hand-made bullet – that left absolutely no trace residue or hybrid materials – nothing – by a sniper several blocks away from an upper-level office in the 593-foot Metropolitan Square building, of that we are absolutely sure?”
Detective Herrington quietly flips another manila folder onto a stack on the table. He sits in a chair towards the end. He has dressed casually: no tie, dress slacks, but an extra-large plaid shirt that barely covers his stomach. Bags under his eyes denote lack of sleep and a possible kidney problem. His round and pudgy face, as his co-workers conjectured, seem to portray his kindness and his integrity.
“That’s correct: no copper, no zinc, no nickel, aluminum, antimony, no Teflon…you name it. We cooperated with several laboratories, not just the Medical Examiner’s Office here. Legal medical investigation of all tissue, blood and blood splatter, at Quantico, other laboratories for backup. Neutron-activation analysis, energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometer….it’s all there…” Herrington waves his palm over the table.
The FBI agent continues, “And we know the shot came from a certain office in the Metro Square building because of the algorithm Quantico used on the beveling and tissue dispersal direction – not to mention what was caught on neighboring security cameras?”
“Plus acoustic evidence – Boomerang equipment and hidden street-audio-recordings – blood splatter analysis – the angle of impact – all seemed to pinpoint the Metro Square building in a cone of trajectory.” (A high-end computer-aided design and model that was established.) Herrington continues, “But there was no direct evidence that anyone was in the office at the time: no pertinent fingerprints, no aerosol evidence, the forensic crews went over that office with a fine microscopic-comb. No gunfire traces, no witnesses, no security violations…we hit hard on that.” Herrington hands a manila envelope to the FBI agent. He sits again. “My back is killing me,” the detective says in a grimace of pain.
Agent Schultz turns back to face Herrington, casually reading the contents: “A clear violation of Locard’s rule: ‘Any action of an individual, and obviously the violent action constituting a crime, cannot occur without leaving a trace’.” He stares blankly at Herrington for a good minute: “But also the laws of physics.”
Special FBI Agent Jerold Schultz Analyzes the Crime Situation
He is correct, Herrington muses to himself; a killer always takes something away from a crime scene and always adds something to it, but here the use of the word ‘always’ seemed incongruous. Oh yes, we live in an increasingly new, modern, technological age, he ponders to himself.
“Yeah, we brought in sophisticated, mobile equipment, mass spectral odor analysis, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers, and so forth,” as part of the latest police equipment used on site. “We checked not just the one office, but all the adjoining offices, the outside ledges, and the window panes; we were practically camped out there for a week,” Herrington stands and arches his back and stretches. “We logged and interrogated every sentient being. Nothing on cameras…” Herrington stops and gives the FBI man a serious stare, as if he had just stepped out in front of a moving vehicle, his eyebrows rose for emphasis, “And how do you fire a rifle from within a closed office without damaging the window glass?”
“The shooter obviously owned the night!”
“To say the least,” Herrington agrees.
Beads of sweat creep over his forehead ridges.
Because of the increasingly bizarre nature of the crime, the Chief of the Homicide Division requested and received special funds. A massive dragnet and manhunt were instituted that very week and the downtown area was practically quarantined with a flood of special officers formed into a Task Force. Other agencies assisted on an emergency basis: The Bureau of Justice Assistance, The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, and other alphabet insignia. All persons with special rifle skills were located and questioned. It was continuous. A massive job that entailed multiple grids, ground, and dog-sniffing searches, along with countless interrogations. Because Metro Square is home to many attorney suites (commonly referred to as the Lawyer Building; St. Louis had a ratio of five lawyers per 1000 citizens), the Police Department consistently received threats by attorneys for harassment and invasion of privacy. The sniper couldn’t have picked a better spot for gumming the wheels of justice.
They utilized several criminal databases: The Criminal Justice Commission Statistical Analysis Center, the United Nations on Drugs and Crime Statistics, and others. None of the data had a direct solution to the crime; only vague suggestibility. After a briefing by the Task Force, The National Security Agency reported that surveillance satellites would not add to a solution. Spy satellites were called into use. Carnivore, Echelon, Prism, and Mainway satellites detected nothing useful. The NROL-75 spy satellite was in use over St. Louis that day: it recorded not a soul or machine that would give them a clue. The Police Department utilized micro aerial drones in St. Louis and surrounding areas, but no pertinent information as to mystery vehicles or persons. The paper bag that the security videos recorded the victim throwing into the sewer: its contents were located, at least, nothing in the Periodic Table of elements that would lead back to him – its self-destruction denoted a high level of technology.
As far as the victim’s background, police had nothing the Task Force could hang their hat on. A young, career-climbing attorney, he had made a prior arrangement to meet his girlfriend farther south of Broadway Avenue at a local grill and pub several blocks away. He was in good health. He left the office early in the evening. The Task Force traced all of his telephone and cell phone calls. All apparently were legitimate. Did he have any enemies? Well, you know, he ‘was’ a ‘lawyer.’
“We looked into his history. He was a Military Policeman in Afghanistan. It gets a little fuzzy at that point. Upon coming out of the Marines, he quickly went about supporting his career as an attorney. There was no response from the CIA as far as any intelligence connections. I’ll work on that,” says Schultz. The agent went back to observing the inbound and outbound railroad below. Shultz is shifting his glances from the outside scenery to his partner now and then, but his features in no way betray his successfully hidden, evil thoughts. Occasionally, there is the shrill frequency zing of a passing high-speed train. Mild snowflakes begin to intermingle with the smoke coming from railroad engines.
Herrington lumbers erect, arches his back and tightens his lips, “I tell ya, a few more cases like this one and I ‘will’ retire.” He runs his hand through his thinning hair, scratching his scalp for relief.
“Haven’t been well?” queries Schultz, glancing over to the detective. Beneath the silk of Schultz’s clothing are the hard, muscular swirls of a Spartan and athletic body. Herrington’s switching of his head side to side was his only reply. “Well, get me that summary – we’ll sign off on it – move the files back into storage for now, and let some other policemen use this office. Have the files shipped to my storage area in Virginia. We’ll keep an eye on it down at Quantico.” Schultz eyes the detective wryly. “You said there were some scratches on the victim’s back or some injury. Do you have the autopsy photos handy?”
“Sure, nothing’s changed on that; it was no injury, except one the victim’s nervous system created. The coroner and the examiners said it was a psychosomatic reaction…” Harrington locates and hands the folder containing the photos to the FBI man. “There it is, ‘psycho-physiological-mind-body-somatic reaction…’ caused at the time and from the trauma of the rifle shot, eh, like a pronounced rash or blushing…hydro-static shock….” (Herrington is having difficulty describing psychosomatic medicine.)
“No animal attributions? Someone says….”
“Nah, we had an expert in here looking at the photos. The marks only lasted a few hours and then went away. The expert was a carnivore biologist and behavioral ecologist, a forensic anthropologist,” Herrington tries to create a smile as his lips were contorted by his back pain, “someone joked about a wolf’s bite-marks. A joke? Someone had misspoken. It was nothing.”
The FBI man was acquainted with the photographic evidence from his previous visits, but he couldn’t resist looking at them one more time. Schultz’s gaze at the photos grew into a barely subdued look of astonishment. He recognized the vague outlines of an emblem he knew all too well. He tried not to allow his look of incredulity to betray his feelings to the other police officer. He recognized what he was looking at because he had such an emblem tattooed on his ankle in his youth. Because of his tender age at the time, all that remained was a rough vaccination-like circle from surgery that was barely visible. This evidence, however, was all too clear to Schultz, if only to him alone: it was the parallel strikes of the double sig rune – the SS bolts – the runic insignia of the schutzstaffel!
Later, Herrington braces himself inside his trench over-coat as he leaves the building and heads into the increasing snowflakes and wind that lash against the downturned brim of his fedora hat. He rehearses a mental mantra to himself: “I only have a few more years to my retirement.” He sees how the unkind and inclement weather ensconces itself as compared to this time last year. He recalls that last March was rather warm and ‘quiet’- the ‘quiet before the storm.’ He reflectively muses how a battle is taking place, not just of technology, but also, of the supremacy of power itself. The rules of the ‘game’ are increasingly complex and byzantine. Herrington is thinking of scientist David Bohm’s comments in a book he is reading about the “widespread feeling of helplessness and despair.”
How sad and prophetic.
″He reflectively muses how a battle is taking place, not just of technology, but also, of the supremacy of power itself.”
In the following weeks, almost spasmodically, investigators of various types and ranks in the case – die. Lieutenant Wayne Herrington dies in his bed from a heart attack. The Chief of Police is killed in a car crash. The Missouri Attorney General dies in an airline crash. Myriad technicians and news reporters alike also demise. An electrical fire destroys Schultz’s files on this case along with killing two visiting detectives; other unbeknownst but related deaths dance with questions of synchronicity, obscurity, and fate. Schultz, however, seems imperious to misfortune. Individually, each death had a certain amount of rectitude that leaves the deceased with a mindset of normality, but, like a slithering blood slick that trails all the way down to Quantico, the macabre body count is disconcerting but always becomes somehow unquestioned.
The Horrid Eternal Lair:
Wolfsschlucht (Wolf’s Ravine)
“Once we have the power we will never give it up!” Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS Leader; later, “It is our duty to take these children if we have to rob or steal them. It is our duty to take their German blood or destroy it.”
March 21, the morning of the ‘kill shot.’
Amidst the forlorn late morning fog in the cold March climate in the hills and ravines of Saint Albans, jutted on cliffs of the Missouri River, behind the mangled branches of towering oak, maple and the suffocating bulks of uncultivated evergreen trees, stands a 40-million-dollar-plus 20-room-mansion. The structure lies one mile from a massive estate-gate laced with the latest reconnaissance and voice recognition technology. The 15-acre estate is shorn of the springtime horticulture that long-ago laced and decorated the citadel. The domain smothers beneath woodlands hiding the cruel, Gothic face that was once a healthy and happy Manor. The House of Boxenwolf rejected the name of Watson in the 70s and took on the coat of arms and family crest of Boxenwolf on the same property. The Boxenwolf emblem hangs menacingly above the substantial 3-inch thick mahogany front door with its stiles and panels bulleted by a 19th-century snarling wolf-head door knocker.
Springtime view of the Watson Manor.
Along the forest tree line, the shining eyes of wolves glimmer from lowered heads in fear and unwitting respect for the proprietors. Despite its horrid surroundings, the true value of the property is hidden beneath an unfathomable mountain of scientific and technical espionage labyrinths concealed beyond door chimes that herald Lao Arnaud’s The Buglers’ Dream.
(A history of the realm, buried in the muck and bustle of human activity, is one of the thousands of such asylums disguised about the planet. Many are shrouded with thousands of spy, DNA Reconnoiter, Black Hat and Black Ops devices typical of the Boxenwolf Empire. The regime often chooses special names, titles, and codes of hidden mystical significance.)
The dim, barely audible voice of the late horror-actor Boris Karloff is but a creeping whisper floating in the lonesome corridors, hidden somewhere within and emitted from a classic B-movie-murder-film playing on a television in the bowels of its inner sanctum. The building’s innards are bathed in the aroma of cigar smoke from many tycoon meetings and overlaid throughout with the scent of basil and underpinnings of cannabis, myrrh and frankincense transfused all over the stony citadel. The movie is interrupted for a commercial break on drastically reduced automobile sale prices. The ad is themed by the barely-heard distant sounds coming from a boy’s television of a classic Beatles song of 1958, In Spite of All the Danger……“In spite of all that may be, I’ll do anything for you, anything you want me to be…..”
A telephone is ringing. A very elderly women trudges towards the incessant sound, one foot sliding ahead of the other in effortful, somewhat painful, movements encrypted with many years of haunted memento. Her haggard features portray profound life-worn expressions of fatigue, fear, dignity, regret, concupiscence, and, yes, horror and revenge that drips from grayed wrinkled flesh. In the shadowy and ghoulishly lit house, she somehow reaches the phone. As a Great Dame, she surrounds her world with rare and extravagantly exotic archetype materials as signs of her immense and boundless authority. Her left hand, almost transparent with age, grips the pure diamond and gold wolf-head knob of an exquisite hand carved stiletto-cane resembling flowing wolf fur. With each step, the staff clangs and echoes as it hits the marble floor. Slowly picking up the receiver in quivering hands, she raises it to her aged ear. A very trembling, low, but audible, juddering woman’s voice speaks into the jeweled, computerized antique-celebrity-decorator phone that is totally secured and completely severed of contact with any normal landline system:
“Yes?’ She speaks sternly with as much authority as she can muster.
The caller resides in an attorney’s office in downtown St. Louis, one of the larger buildings occupied by so many attorneys it has become known as “The Lawyer’s Building,” a citadel of power. A strong, rather youthful, and confident male voice responds:
“I’ve just spent 15 minutes dickering with your security receptionist! Hello? Is Justus Watson there?”
The old woman is momentarily stunned by the scolding; it is apparent the conversation had gotten off on the wrong foot and that this rapscallion thinks he has somehow connived his way [rather, was knowingly permitted] through her security apparatus. The centenarian slowly glances back to her servant partially hidden in the darkness of the hallway. The servant nods his head as his statuesque features rise and lowers in acknowledgment.
“No. No, he is not,” she lies. Do you mean ‘Boxenwolf’? Who is this? How did you get this number?”
“It’s Bob Felding; I’m an attorney in the Office of the Chief Actuary Staff at the Social Security Administration,” he lies. “An application has been passed down to me for more intimate handling. It was only a cursory examination at the Inspector General’s Office. Ah, it seems…..Justus filled out a form improperly, we just wanted to get with him and help him correct a few things.” (Bob Felding looks astute with professionally trimmed blonde hair, wearing a classic fit pinpoint dress shirt with black oxford shoes. Bob Felding also works on occasion as a CIA Block and Chain Cutout. His Intelligence privileges allow him to use disposable and destructible special CIA voice-to-skull transmitting equipment.)
“He’s not here now; is there something I can help you with? He’s my grandson.” The word ‘grandson’ is pronounced in aristocratic slowness.
“Oh, well, he’s not supposed to write any extra comments on the form; he’s written some messages at the top…”
“Oh, oh, well, what was that?”
“He must have misunderstood some of the questions….”
“Well, he seemed confused, I guess he got off track, he wrote, among other things, that he was born on 21st of July…”
“Well?” interrupts the Baroness, her cheeks sinking inward as blood flowed away from her face in the rise of anger beginning to rise and ripple through her body. She begins to fidget, crossing her arm over her breasts and tucking her hand beneath the drooping fat of her bent arm. She frequently glances over the shoulder to see if her servant would soon be in pursuit to her side. Nevertheless, she really did not need information as to why this call existed. She twirls her lavishly jeweled ring around her thin finger. She can hear Felding’s breath signaling his exasperation.
There is an interruption and a long pause along with an elderly cough for courage. She recollects the past, where in happier times, she would have spanked Justus’s mischievous butt. Now, she knows Justus was not being particularly malicious in this matter. Her brother, Ignacious Boxenwolf, is somehow aware of this special clandestine governmental project. The Boxenwolf Intelligence corps knows the telephone call was coming well before it arrived. There was, in fact, no application sent to this man. She will play along with this suspicious person. It is not the first time ‘spies’ have hounded her. She will throw him a curve, and give her staff time to investigate…this so-called ‘stranger’ in her house.
“Oh? Really? I….I….I…don’t recall this at all. You know, you know, I don’t believe he did!”
“No, no. We get misapplications all the time. However, everything seems to be wrong here…we couldn’t find a thing, a thing at all, in our databases. It was like he didn’t exist.” (Felding releases a small giggle.)
Scuffling her feet awkwardly to show a stance of indignation and to muster a sense of protest, she grips the ivory-diamond phone, all color escaped from her hand under the pressure of her grip. Maybe she can throw the attorney off track.
“No. No. I hope not….I don’t think so….I know my grandson….there’s no indication that he contacted you… know all his friends…..”
“Ma’ am, he ‘is’ an applicant…”
She is jabbing the phone closer to her ear in anger, causing the earlobes to redden.
“I don’t think so, sir! I tell you! He’s been living here for years….don’t you think his grandmother would know?”
“Well, yeah, I would think so…” The great scarcity in official records of any mention of the Boxenwolf family had previously crossed Felding’s mind, but he had no way to know that its universal eradication was due to hyperactive technology and memory dissolution. This matter will be forever seen by everyone as only a preliminary investigation. The complete history was not even revealed to him. Felding is relentless, however, as he fiddles with the settings on his hyper-technical detection device: an outgrowth of global science and DARPA experimentation.
“When would this ‘be’? How could this ‘happen’?” Her feet move back and forth in nervous little movements, barely staying in her loose but expensive slippers.
“It happens all the time.”
“In other families, maybe, sir, but I tell you, you have no applicants from our family!”
Felding continues weak, exasperated laughs. “Mistakes happen to all of us, everyone, lady; you, me, every single, breathing person!”
She gasps in shock at Felding’s brash attitude. “Are you crazy? Maybe you, young man, but I’ve handled major matters in dire situations for all my life…..this has nothing to do with us, and that is that!”
(Life’s magic had often come in evil ways. For Lauren Watson – soon to be Boxenwolf – evil came as she had stood in the 1970 soil of Kenya, Africa. A youthful statue of picturesque female beauty, anchored in the best aristocratic heritage and education, muscularly sensuous with rose-ivory cheeks, exquisite ruby lips filled from healthy blood within. Her demanding blue eyes portrayed her majesty in her female safari skirt, hunting vest, tag boots and slouch hat that covered locks of brilliantly golden hair. Feet planted firmly and boldly braced for her shot, the 8 x 57 MM Mauser raised delicately, scope cradling her eye; she aimed steely at the swirling, lashing bushes. The native boy had come charging to her side, yelling frantically and pointing his finger in fear at the burly, bouncing mass of fur that became known as a shape-shifting monster of the Steytlerville region. It suddenly lurched from the thicket; “Wesens! Wesens! Bawokozi! Save us!” Without flinching, undistracted, undeterred she squeezed the trigger and a powerful, explosive crack riveted the air…the epitome of good warring against evil was suddenly lodged at the end of a rifle barrel.)
Felding pauses. He suddenly finds himself confused and at a loss for words. “I am afraid you misunderstand me, I am speaking about ‘human’ beings, lady.”
“And what do you think ‘I’ am; a courtesan from Mars? You, young people, are going to hell in a handbasket, you think we all are part of your den of iniquity, calling here, looking for your kind, thinking no one can unravel your mischief…”
Felding leans back in his adjustable leather seat, trying to regain some casual composure.
“He sent us an application, I didn’t ask him to.”
She realizes some technological expertise had to be obtained to call in on such a hidden telephone line; an impossibility. However, Felding connotes much more to her. She knows the type: four to six years of law school and practice gives them the illusion that they deserved salaries greater than the President of the United States. They even feel they outdistance the subterfuge displayed in the Dirty Tricks Division of the Central Intelligence Agency. The legal industry is rife with them. As they speak—unfortunately for Felding—the Boxenwolf security apparatus is functioning expertly: something that even the machinery of the U.S. Special Activities Division Directorate of Science and Technology could not compare with.
“Do you know what you are doing, young man? Do you know with whom you are dealing?”
“Ma’am, I’ve dealt with all kinds of people in my profession. I’ve been a Chief Audit Executive in Senior Management of the Internal Revenue Service. I’ve had FPTE, IE, ETS, CAS work under me. I’ve organized and trained thousands in the IRS Large Business and International Division…..”
“Nonsense…!” There is again an interruption to her scolding.
“…..we’ve audited a 22,000 square metric factory in Saudi Arabia, and I am presently joining the Affordable Care Act – the Audit Team on the National Health Care…..,” lying, he continues to probe; hoping little bits of information would come out revealing the true nature of the person he is dealing with.
The old woman’s face deflates into an ashen disgust. She knows the conversation has to take a different direction.
“Shut up, you pimple! You ant! We ‘own’ you…” Her voice holds a special quiver on the word ‘own.’
“I am highly educated, lady. I am no dummy. I’ve graduated from Yale and Harvard….” Felding has deliberately left behind all semblances to professional politeness and truth as part of his disguise.
A carnivorous smile comes upon her face. “You don’t ‘understand’, you impudent guttersnipe! We ‘own’ Yale; we ‘own’ all of them, all of them! I’ve been educated beneath countless tenured professors in our secret bases around the world. Are you a Sharpshooter? I am! I’ve traveled in time and trained in the traditions of snipers: Simo Hayha, Lieutenant Lyudmila Pavlyuchenko,” and the list of historically renown snipers and sharp-shooters begins to unravel at length, and in rapid fashion, “And I’ve personally trained with U.S. Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock on the M-25 White Feather. I am more than an Ojibwa Warrior, trained by many governments. We destroy ‘governments!”
Felding continues to gourd the old lady, despite the fantastic comments he was hearing; it was all vital information. “…not ‘the’ government, not ‘this’ government (caustic chuckle.)…it has too much ‘power.’” He continues assuasive chuckles; maybe, Felding says to himself, he could flush the story out of this old hag.
“Power?” Her voice races to a sudden peak of irresolute anger; she pauses only briefly to muster a little strength and determination in her voice. “I’ll tell you about ‘power’! (Her voice strings out the sound of that last word slowly as if punctuating it. She takes a deep breath and her causerie continues amidst a newfound strength and energy.) I have stood on many a catwalk looking down into the golden glare and searing heat of pristine melted gold poured from ladles in thousands of our gold foundries around the world. We have hundreds of Lutetium, Rhodium, and rare earth factories thousands of feet below the earth. I have sat before the scintillating canopy of hundreds of video screens in one of our Cyber Centers; tabulated visuals portraying the millions of RFID and bioresorbable spy-implant chips in our universal enterprise: charting the lives of billions of public human lives. Power? (Her face is rubescent with anger) I do not believe I ‘can’ die, but if that fate surrounds me, I have the best cryogenic laboratory and scientists standing ready to resurrect me. That’s ‘power’! I have talked with CEO’s and CFO’s in over thousands of companies and Presidents of countries. Unbeknownst to them, we own Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat Energy Development, L.G. Group, Barrack Gold, Bankers Petroleum, Halliburton, SPDR Gold, Teva Pharmaceutical…,” her anger is punctuated from small blood trails as she scratches the ridges of her staff. She names companies ranging from Saudi Aramco to the Rand Corporation…
“You’re joking?” Beads of sweat are forming on Felding’s face. Seldom had he had to back down as an attorney in the courtroom, but he knows he is up against much more now than a courtroom-witness.
“I thought you were an ‘expert’ at the Internal Revenue Service? Why don’t you know?” The old woman takes advantage of a silent moment.
“There is a lotyou don’t ‘know’!” (She pauses to regain her breath as a token of control.) “Justus is just not in your league, he is working to be a member of a society that you couldn’t even comprehend, and you….you….you….hiding under the disguise of ‘social security’ – there will be nothing ‘secure’ about you, sir…..”
The heiress’ attention moves to the pulsating and flashing rainbow of lights on the security alert panel above the telephone podium; each color denoting a stage of security endangerment. To the far left, a button is a steady red: a denotation that a security matter must be attended to privately and personally. She has been waiting for the signal.
“Well, can you have him call me…?” Felding’s face has become a lineless mask of astonishment; a creeping assessment of the situation as critical: perhaps he did and perhaps he didn’t get the information he wanted, but he will make a safe exit now.
“He won’t be calling you, sir. The secret will be kept!Coute Que Coute!”
Lauren Boxenwolf instinctively knows that this meandering chitchat has to be ended. Once again, the Power that stalks those who challenge and threaten ‘Its’ divulgence will protect its history. She ‘could’ completely disintegrate and wipe out his identity and history with a flick of the finger. This problem, however, will be a personal ‘visit,’ and for pure sensual pleasure, a direct hunt.
She presses a buzzer in the mega-gigabyte-memory telephone console-pad. It summons her security concierge, the Boxenwolf Enterprise Guard, and Maintenance Cadre. They will bring forth from the subterranean conclave an armored, technologically seasoned vehicle, saturated with sophisticated superior weaponry, her current-model-Mercedes-Benz-Classic-Black-Bison limousine.
“I’ve always felt there was something fishy about our misappropriations for the ‘social security’… (She deliberately emphasizes the pronunciation of the words.)…So many so-called powerful organizations think they are solely in control, I’ve been watching, trulywatching...and now you have come to break my boredom, to milk my revenge…”
Her blood pressure rapidly rises–her brain is firing millions of synapse connections in passion. Visions of her past memories cascade into her mind, flooding her body with a sense of overwhelming revulsion. Throwing the wolf-head staff aside into the air, she drops the expensive silk robe off her body. Standing naked, she reaches for a young women’s elaborate and expensive slit-gown draped over the corner of her expensive leather Arm Chair.
“I’m going to hang up now.” The muscles in Felding’s stomach begin twisting and hardening.
“I know all about you! I have your number: you are ‘mine!’ Do not try to come here. I’m over 120-years-old; doesn’t mean I cannot defend myself. I have a long-range, multi-shot, sniper weapon with specially equipped Crisp, Creep-free Trigger Pull …”
A sovereign voice, some ghost off to the side and upward, is whispering. Her eyes jolt into a haunted gaze. Stunned, she slowly arches her head to look up to the invisible phantom speaking to her. Lips quivering, she moans to herself; her body beginning to shiver in an unexpected passion. She unexpectedly releases a small yellow rivulet of urine that runs down her leg; it laces onto her emerald, ruby, and diamond Javier Barrera slippers. It pools on the floor. Dazed, she looks at a rifle silhouetted from the hearth flames; it hangs with an armada of other expensive weapons near the cavernous fireplace mantle–the phone, slightly away from her mouth, she begins to barely whisper to herself in lustful sensuous tones of sexual arousal. Erotic muscles tighten and twinge as little known sexual zones release into an orgasm that suddenly racks her body…
Now dispossessed from her unseen lover, her attention is reclaimed fully to an evil task…
“…and I ‘know’ how to use it, yes, yes I do…” She has somehow glided into the dress and tightened the belt.
“Bye now. Bye…” Felding’s voice, laced with signs of fright and apprehension, becomes somewhat weak and trailing.
“You weasel, scum, sneaking around…” She looks at the Collegiate Gothic style front door with an expression that encompasses every bit of dark, malevolent energy she can muster. All her facial and body features are consumed in a voice that is a low, groveling witch’s moan…
“…a stranger, no more!”
As if a wisp of smoke creeping unpredictably through the palace, the muffled, distressing monotone of an announcer to a slash-horror movie trailer can almost be heard from the distant television program in one of the far dens: “Run, if you must. Hide, if you are able. Scream, if you can….but whatever you do, don’t answer the phone.”
“Life’s magic had often come in evil ways. For Lauren Watson – soon to be Boxenwolf – evil came as she had stood in the 1970 soil of Kenya, Africa. A youthful statue of picturesque female beauty, anchored in the best aristocratic heritage and education.”
“Milsap didn’t write his own songs, but he was a master at choosing them. He said that he and a friend, iconic producer Rob Galbraith, started their own publishing company. One of their favorite writers was Mike Reid, a former professional football player who would go on to have his own successful solo career.
“I’d sit and talk with Mike,” Milsap said. “He’d ask me, what kind of song do you want? I told him, I’m out on the road and the truckers always want to know when am I going to sing something about them.
“About a year later, he came back to me with ‘Prisoner of the Highway.’ When he played me ‘Stranger in My House,’ I told him, ‘You know I’m going to record that one.’”
Permission granted for researchers and journalists to quote brief passages.
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Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden are two of the remaining individuals who strongly defend the existence of paranormal objects flying in our atmosphere that many believe are extraterrestrial. The authors join together to state the various stages the phenomena has existed in since the 1940s. They also deal with the critics and debunkers of the phenomena and the UFO appearances.
Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden
Fact, Fiction and Flying Saucers, Stanton T. Friedman, Kathleen Marden, New Page Books, a division of the Career Press, Inc., 12 Parish Drive, Wayne, J.J. 07470, www.careerpress.com, 1-800-career-1, 2016, 288 pages, $16.99.
The authors cite information about UFOs that many people are not aware of: there are more than 3,500 UFO observations by civilian and military pilots of “nonconventional aircraft”__also seen on radar__with behaviors that crafts from Earth cannot exhibit.
Out of 12,618 sightings recorded by Project Blue Book from 1947 to 1969, Battelle Memorial Institute said in 1955 of the “Project Blue Book Special Report – No. 14” that 21.5 percent of 3,201 reports were unknowns. Of 308 “excellent” cases, 35 percent were “unknown.” (pp. 11-17.)
(Unidentified [At the time called “unknown”] was a Unidentified Flying Object [UFO] report apparently containing all pertinent data necessary to suggest a valid hypothesis concerning the cause or explanation of the report but the description of the object or its motion cannot be correlated with any known object or phenomena.)
The authors point out the large-scale research and development programs that were secret and whose existence was also secret for many years, many operating under classified code names, such as Need-to-Know, Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, Top Secret Code-Word Majic, Umbra, or Ultra.
In 1944, Project Manhattan was completely unknown to Senator Harry Truman until 13 days after he became president upon the death of President Roosevelt on April 12, 1945. Then, Truman was given the startling facts, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
Likewise, when the first atomic bomb test occurred only July 16, 1945, the cover-story was that it was an explosion of a huge ammunition dump. The wife of General Leslie Groves (Groves was in charge of the Manhattan Project for two years) had no idea at all how the general was involved until she heard it was on the news on August 6, 1945.
Such secrecy also permeated the government UFO projects.
UFO PROJECT SECRECY
Stanton Friedman is a nuclear physicist who has worked on a variety of advanced, classified systems for major industrial companies, and has investigated high-caliber UFO cases as portrayed in his books Flying Saucers and Science and Top Secret/Majic.
Kathleen Marden is a best-selling author and award-winning UFO researcher and lecturer, portrayed on programs on History, Discovery, Natural Geographic, and coauthor of Captured!, The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, as well as other books.
Two separate channels of UFO investigation came about with the closure of Project Blue Book: One, normal and routine operation of “explaining-away UFO reports,” and, Two, a deeper channel to actually investigate more substantive UFO reports.
The Roswell and San Augustin, Aztec UFO crash episodes were both labeled Top Secret and Top Secret Code-word.
The 800 pages of secret UFO material as code-word Top Secret Umbra was eventually released as heavily-redacted with only a few words per page left and not blacked out (pp. 23-24).
The early days of ufology included the spectacular UFO crash around July 8, 1947 on the ranch of Mac Brazel 70 miles west of Roswell, New Mexico. Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel of the 509th bomb group, along with Captain Sheridan Cavitt, senior counter intelligence agent, inspected the site and collected samples of the debris from a gorge three-quarter of a mile long.
Many details on the Roswell crash can be found in the general literature, but the authors highlighted one particular incident that should be noted as indicative of government manipulation.
Officer Marcel had placed some of the debris on the desk of Brigadier General Roger M. Ramey preceding Marcel walking down the hall to the Map Room to show Ramey the crash site location. When Marcel returned to the Ramey office, the debris had been ‘replaced’ by the remnants of a common weather balloon. This was touted in the press as the final explanation of the UFO.
Marcel, however, was very familiar with the appearance of weather balloons.
Jesse Marcel with Balloon Debris
Because of the Roswell Incident and the accompanying “flap” of sightings, the July, 1947 Estimate of the Situation and the September, 1947 Twining Memo, say the authors, these reports led to a secret “AMC Opinion Concerning ‘Flying Disks’” sent to Brigadier General George Schulgren (assistant director of intelligence), demonstrating the Air Force’s deep concern. This activity culminated in a February 11, 1948 Project Sign (Project Saucer) and a Secret and Restricted report of 243 cases concluding that the UFOs were probably extraterrestrial craft (pp.29-31).
The government saw their “disclosure mistake,” renaming Project Sign into Project Grudge during February, 1949, introducing an era of denial and debunking.
In 1952, however, a year of high UFO activity, the Air Force Aerial Technological Intelligence Command (ATIC) received 4,000 reports out of which 1,593 seemed highly unusual with 26.94 percent termed “unknowns.”
This included a small “invasion” over the Washington Capitol.
THE WASHINGTON INVASION
Also, in 1952 the Washington D.C “invasion” appeared; it seemed to have begun about July 1, 1952 with jets scrambled to reports of UFOs over the nation’s capitol. Airline crews reported said objects on July 10, 13 and 14. Radar operators reported scanning the objects, one recorded at 7,000 miles per hour. F-94 jet pilots reported three targets. Major C.P. Carlson recorded said UFOs on July 25. Air traffic Control Radar at Andrews Air Force Base had radar scans of such objects with up to 12 returns between them and also jet pilot radar.
Two F-94s were scrambled at 11: p.m. At 10:30 p.m. a USAF B-25 was vectored to several targets. Major Dewy Fournet and Lieutenant John Holcomb called the observed objects “several good, solid targets.” Then a second jet was scrambled, only to have the UFOs disappear. The same thing happened on July 26 in a “creeping appearance” of the UFOs as an F-94 investigated.
On July 27, 1952 more of the same “solid, metallic objects” appeared.
On July 29, 1952, Major General John A. Samford had a press conference where he declared “we have many reports from credible observers of incredible things.”
General Samford’s Press Conference, DOD, Minutes of Press Conference, July 29, 1952, www.nicap.org/waves/press conf_1952.htm.
THE WORLD OF DEBUNKING
Noted critic and general debunker of UFO phenomena, Dr. Donald Menzel, discarded the Washington D.C flap as “temperature inversions.”
Taking cues from Menzel, The Civil Aeronautics Administration Technical Development and Evaluation Center (TDEC) said in May 1953 that the Washington, D.C UFOs were “temperature inversions.”
The authors go into details that obviously belie the “inversion” explanation of the UFO “invasion.”
Dr. Donald Howard Menzel assumed the position of director of the Harvard College Observatory, the Paine Professor of Practical Astronomy, and also Professor of Astrophysics in 1954. Menzel worked previously in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Universities of Iowa, Ohio State and the University of California Lick Observatory. Surprisingly, he was later identified as a member of the secretive cabal Operation Majestic 12 Committee which was formed to clandestinely investigate UFOS. Menzel was also discovered participating in secret government projects (p. 61).
There was a Cosmic Watergate, say the authors, and Menzel was in the middle of it.
Another ‘turning point’ in ufology seemed to be the Tremonton, Utah movie of July 2, 1952 where Navy Warrant Officer Delbert Clement Newhouse and his wife Norma, witnessed and filmed a dozen or so disk-shaped craft milling about the sky north of Tremonton.
The USAF laboratory at Wright Field and also the U.S Navy’s lab at An Costa, Maryland determined that the objects were “…intelligently controlled vehicles that were not airplanes or birds in flight…defied explanation.”
In the middle of all this, the authors contend that the CIA been secretly monitoring the UFO situation since 1951 and utilizing studies such as the Battelle Memorial Institute’s Machine Indexing System of 1,500 reports since 1947 (of which were 20 percent unknown objects). This resulted in the CIA Robertson Panel’s Scientific Review Board of January 14, 1953 which eventually led to the August 1953 Air Force Regulation 200-2 (which allowed only ‘positive’ and/as ‘debunked’ identification of UFOs), as well as JANAP 146 and Air Force Memo 55-1 as further censorship.
Philip Julian Klass entered the UFO debunking scene in 1966.
One major UFO case he attacked was a sighting on September 3, 1965 outside of Exeter, New Hampshire when Norman Muscarello sighted extremely bright red lights along Route 150. Muscarello made a report to the Exeter Police Department, Patrolman Eugene Bertrand discovered a distressed women who reported to him a huge, silent object with red lights that stopped above her vehicle.
Officer Eugene Bertrand and Muscarello went to the Kensington site and discovered the UFO rising above them as a dark form with blinding lights. Officer Bertrand drew his gun in defense. Dogs and horses apparently were disturbed in the area and made noises. Officer David Hunt arrived to see the object depart toward the coast.
The infamous Philip Klass explained the episode away as freak atmospheric electrical phenomena, a ‘plasma’ called ‘ball lightning.’ UFO proponent and researcher Dr. James E. McDonald commented on September 28, 1966 that Klass’s explanation was bogus because ‘ball lightning’ only lasted seconds, didn’t have windows with struts and structures, and certainly didn’t match all the reported details.
Thus entered another classical aspect of UFO debunkers—attacks upon and character assassination of those who opposed critics; this was seen as Klass attacked McDonald whom Klass pursued at every turn. McDonald eventually committed suicide. The authors give a history of the dreadful attacks by Klass.
Klass attacked several famous UFO cases. The authors contend with several of his peculiar explanations, as well as Klass’s affinity to and alliance with government skepticism. The reader can explore these sequences for themselves in reading the book.
One particular case Klass acted upon was the Lonnie Zamora UFO case of April 24, 1964 when patrolman Zamora spied a shiny aluminum-white-like object 12-15 feet big and about 200 yards in the distance. Zamora said there were two figures in what he mistook for white coveralls, perhaps small children. This was followed by metallic banging sounds, various frequency sounds, and then a load roar as the object took off in a swirl of dust and light blue flame on the underside. Before the object disappeared, Zamora sighted an “arrow head”-type symbol or similar red insignia on the side of the object.
Art Depiction of Zamora UFO
Army Captain Richard T. Holden and FBI agent D. Arthur Byrnes found irregularly placed smoking vegetation and three smooth, circular marks 4-inches in diameter. Another UFO report came from a travelling tourist on U.S 85 who said he saw the craft before it landed. There were no human foot prints or tire tracks (pp.126-134).
Hector Quintanilla of USAF Project Blue Book stated that there was no conventional explanation for the object that Zamora saw or the landing marks that were left behind.
Hector Quintanilla, Project Blue Files, “Studies in Intelligence,” 19961.
Klass suggested a “dust devil” plasma ball, on the one hand, or a “hoax,” on the other. Menzel also suggested a hoax. Neither theorist covered the true facts.
Dr. Donald Menzel, left, Philip Klass, right.
Take Off Your Masks.
The Condon Committee
In the government’s scheme to “phase out” Project Blue Book and give the outward appearance that UFOs were of no concern and they were no longer investigating UFOs, General E.B. LeBaill from the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Information, Scientific Advisory Board, also called the O’Brien Committee, investigated and recommended contracts with a few universities to investigate in depth certain selected UFO sightings in order to relieve the Air Force of further responsibility and also to determine a final solution to UFOs.
The University of Colorado was selected and Dr. Edward Uhler Condon was picked as it director. Condon had a meritorious background in science, including President for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Washington University chairman of Physics Department.
Condon had acquired a predetermined “bias” early on UFOs, and he often revealed it to the public with statements that clearly seemed prejudicial.
Many of the scientists on the Committee likewise carried a prejudice about UFOs. The ‘TrickMemo’ is quoted at length in Saunders and Harkins’ UFOs? Yes! (Appendix A, PR 242-244).
Friedman and Marden tell us that Condon’s emphasis was on describing those ‘seeing’ the UFOs rather than ‘examining’ the evidence itself (pp. 100-102).
Captain Edward Ruppelt had been replaced by Captain Charles Hardin who quickly reduced the previous 3 percent “unknowns” (was 20 percent “unknowns” in Blue Book Special Report No. 14 as based on Battelle Memorial Institute findings), and further reduced by the Air Force to 0.14 percent in 1957.
Condon demanded that the only ‘evidence’ he would accept was a physical spaceship or a body of an alien not of this planet (p. 97), though the findings of Roswell and other crashed UFOs were well-beyond his security clearance, such as Secret Code-word Majic, Umbra, or Ultra.
The authors lay out an epic portrayal of UFO cases that have stumped most investigators, and they also outline Phillip Klass’s ventures into some of them, beginning with his joining forces with the negativism of the Condon Committee. A “Klass–Attack” occurred in the Betty Cash and Vickie Landrum sighting of December 29, 1980.
The Cash-Landrum UFO
Cash and Landrum, and Colby Landrum, were in trek of a Bingo game and they were searching for Marker Road 1485. Coming towards them was a diamond-shaped craft belching flames from its underside. The night was about 40-degrees Fahrenheit but the UFO warmed the witness area. The craft gave out shrill beeping noise when it was not shooting flame. They hid Colby under the dashboard for safety. The witness found the door handle very hot, and then the interior of the auto just as hot.
The object gave out a burst of flame and departed to the south-west. Suddenly, helicopters came streaming toward it. The witnesses then made a turn onto Connector Road FM 2100 and again the craft appeared. The witnesses counted about 20 helicopters trailing the object. Some copters had dual rotors, some had single. Cash claimed to have seen an U.S Air Force insignia on one copter.
The witnesses were in comparatively good health, but about 9:50 p.m., blisters and swelling began to appear on Betty Cash’s head, face, back and neck as she said she was “burning from the inside out.” The skin under her ring appeared unaffected.
On December 30, Cash began to get a blinding headache, extreme weakness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. On January 8, 1981, she was taken to Parkway Hospital for 12 days. The symptoms made her unrecognizable to other members of her family, and those symptoms included swelling and seeping sores on face and head.
Betty spent 15 more days in the hospital treatment, including examination by ophthalmologist, radiologist, a neurologist, and an EEG for metal poisoning.
Records of early blood tests disappeared and other medical records did as well. The hospital checked her for whole-body radiation of a high level. Dr. Brian McClellan discovered non-ionizing radiation, but with an ionizing component: It had been permanent and debilitating with on-going severe headache and nausea, redness of skin, scarring, loss of pigmentation, eye-inflammation, diarrhea, swelling of neck, loss of finger nails, hair loss, weight loss, and fatigue.
Colby Landrum contacted stomach paints, diarrhea, weight loss, eye inflammation, hair loss, tooth decay, anxiety and nightmares. There was temporary photo-sensitivity to the sun. Colby had nightmares which included a fear of helicopters.
Betty’s new 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass had multiple electrical problems and the steering wheel’s plastic material fell off in large clumps. Handprints had left permanent identifications on the padded hot dashboard. The windshield had exploded like it was hit with a baseball bat.
The attorney for the family felt that punitive damages went far beyond the $10,000 hospital bills and he filed Law Suite # 11-84-34B in the U.S District Court for Southern District of Texas for 10-million-dollars. The family eventually lost the suit because the craft and helicopters could not be proven to belong to the government.
The UFO witnesses cooperated fully with MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) investigator John Schuessler when Schuessler contacted the witnesses in February.
Schuessler discovered CH-47 copters at Ellington AFB-South Houston. Also, the Dallas Naval AM station Commanding Officer Major Dennis Haire of the 136th Transport Unit at the Air Force Base was aware of eight Chinook helicopters with the Army National Guard, as well as 16 of them in Dallas, and also four Hueys and four 58s assigned to Houston.
Major Haire, however, said that no CH-47s were involved on December 29, 1980. Twin rotor helicopters were seen at other dates at Fort Hood. CH-47 Chinook helicopters with Army markings were seen at Ellington AFB on December 28, 1982, but nothing was pinpointed to December, 1980.
Later, Police Chief Lammar Walker and his wife claimed to have seen three groups of three Chinook helicopters flying in V-formation within 5 miles of the Ladrum UFO, but Lieutenant Colonel George Sarran of the Army Inspector General’s Office denied such activity (pp. 156-159).
Klass went to extraordinary lengths to obtain the medical records of the witnesses, but was rebuffed on personal privacy issues. Klass used other ‘tricks’ to get the family’s medical files by claiming he was only interested in some vague “probability ratio” ruse, and again rebuffed when ABC’s That’s Incredible show used a similar prompting on April 1, 1982.
“I will not be a party to this in anyway,” said the doctor.
Letter to Philip Klass from Peter Rank, MD, March 23, 1982, Lass’s Cash-Landrum Files, APS.
Dr. Rank believed some type of radiation was involved, though the precise manner could not be definitely ascertained, or whether the whole body was involved: ultra-violet, low-energy x-ray or some particular radiation was suspected, but he felt that the symptoms were consistent with exposure to ionizing radiation causing demagogic symptoms and “no healing ulcerative lesions.”
Robert Sheaffer of CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal), of which Philip Klass was a guiding member, claimed Betty used UV light to in duce her own injuries, an action related to some form of her portrayed and alleged “Munchausen Syndrome.”
According to CSI’s charter, the “Committee” maintains a network of people interested in critically examining paranormal, fringe science, and other claims, and in contributing to consumer education; prepares bibliographies of published materials that, supposedly, carefully examines such claims; encourages research by alleged objective and impartial inquiry in areas where it is needed.
Most researchers found Sheaffer’s summation of the Cash-Landrum UFO as slanderous and unscientific. Lieutenant Colonel George Sarran labeled the UFO witnesses as “crediblewitnesses.” (p.163)
Billy Cox, from the Florida Sarasota Herald Tribune, travelled to Texas to investigate the case and came away convinced that a “very real and tragic event had occurred.” Cox appraised Klass as “…a man who had a pathological disregard for the truth.”
Billy Cox, “Klass Act: No Principles,” Sarasota Herald Tribune, February 20, 2012.
CLASSICAL UFO CASES
The readers will be intrigued by the authors’ equally analytic treatment of other spectacular UFO cases, their particular investigations by proponents and cynics alike, and the growing realization that the anti-UFO factions can’t forever conceal a reality that even the corrupted and criminal thinking of our human ‘elites’ persistently but unsuccessfully continue to try and hide. Such a tacit and quickening realization of reality was encapsulated in the words of culprit Errol Childress to detective Rustin “Rust” Cohle when the sordid confluence of evil, crime and noir-like bleakness crashed about them: “Take off your mask, little priest!”
Researchers and journalists can quote short sections for review and research purposes.
Joseph P. Farrell has written many interesting tomes on the occult, esotericism and mysterious happenings, and equally fascinating is his trilogy on the emergence, continuance and conquest as revealed in (1) NaziFourthReich: NaziInternational: TheNazi’sPostwarPlantoControl, Finance, Conflict, Physics (2008), (2) CovertWarsandBreakawayCivilizations (2012), (3) HiddenFinance, RogueNetworksandSecretSorcery: TheFascistInternational, 9/11, andPenetratedOperations (2016), Adventures Unlimited Press, One Adventure Place, Kempton, Illinois 60946, $19.95.
Extraterritorial Nazi State
His NaziInternational analysis centers on how various high-ranking Nazi officials—particularly Martin Bormann—envisioned a long-range plan for control in the form of World Corporate socialism. Patterns of incestuous relationships existed between American corporate elites and Germany, involving companies such as Morgan Stanley, Standard Oil, and DuPont Chemical, I. G. Chemical and the German I.G. Farben Company, whereby Prescott Bush had business dealings with German Fritz Thyssen.
Under codename Akton Feurerland (Operation Fireland), such an elite movement created underground vaults and U-boats to connect to the far reaches of Argentina. In 1942, Bormann’s ProjectBernhard created $600,000,000 of counterfeit British pound notes. Such tactics were all a part of Bormann’s Auslands–organization, a Fifth Column Network utilizing dummy corporations, finance agents, lawyers and research ventures.
SS Obergruppenfuhrer Dr. Ing Hans Kammler headed a thinktank harboring German secret weapons research and a slave labor pool of about 14 million people. One of the suspected inventions was a revolutionary device called TheBell. Obergruppenfuhrer Dr. Johann Friedrich Scheid (Hermadorff & Schenburg Company) headed a secret conference where he coalesced and aligned many major firms of great importance as far as Spain South America and the Middle East.
A strange relationship existed between Bormann, German military intelligence mastermind Richard Gehlen, and Allen Dulles, brother of John Foster Dulles of the law firm involved in the eventual forming of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Martin Bormann next to Himmler
Farrell gives concern to increasing pro-Nazi movements around the world in Arabia, Eygpt, Italy, and many other locations (pp. 193-200).
A typical case was that of German Intelligence agent Andreas Strassmeir who worked undercover for U.S. intelligence. Additionally, Strassmeir was seen in the company of Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. He was arrested once, and every effort was made to release him. The German GSG-Security Force was deployed to protect him. Strassmeir had joined white supremacy religious activities in Oklahoma and he trained groups in survival and guerilla operations.
Coordinated efforts by Gehlen’s spy organization used double and triple agents, along with a computer system called the ThuleNetwork. The bundesnachrichtendienst smuggled Nazi personnel to safe havens in Latin America and the Middle East.
9/11 was a Hyper-technological Feat
Scientific endeavors by the Reich were typified by Cornelius Jan Bakker, a leading nuclear physicist working on the Southern American Huemel Island, on the one hand, and on the other hand, the political endeavors by Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld of the Netherlands, a founder of the mysterious Bilderberger Group. Bernhard was a former Nazi SS solider, employee of the I.G. Farben, and official in Butch Oil.
Continued Reunification and Plans
I.G. Farben conducted exotic technology of a laser isotope enrichment facility: the BarilocheFusionProject. Argentina’s Juan Peron supposedly owned fusion power. Likewise, German scientist Ronald W. Richter researched advanced shock wave research, the A-bomb, high spin nuclei, levitation, a torsionbomb, space-time energies and TheBell. German scientists, along with Walther Geriach and Kurt Drehner, experimented with deuterium in convergent shockwaves beyond hydrogen bomb technology. Dr. Jose’ A. Balseiro spoke of the use of magnetic field production with lithium-7 and radio frequency generators.
Farrell cites Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara’s DarkMission which speaks of deep occult practices that the Nazis similarly operated under. Lunar landings of 1967 and 1972 happened on Hitler’s birthdate, April 20.
Carlos Miguel Allende wrote letters to Dr. Morris Jessup (1955-1958) speaking of a PhiladelphiaExperiment, Albert Einstein’s unified Field Theory, and anti-gravity. A Varoedition talking of the experiment, tells of how Wernher von Braun connected to the German Burkhardt Herm and his theory of six–dimensional–spinandfull–quantizedspace–time.
A Torbittdocument spoke in 1970 of Wernher von Braun and his connection to the John Kennedy assassination. It was New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison that uncovered in 1967 the Nazi connections to the assassination. Clay Shaw, a major player in the assassination, vetted OperationPaper Clip Nazis. OperationPaperClip was an induction of Nazi scientists into America as well as the U.S space program: a front to cover deeper and more crucial technological space programs secretly advanced behind the scenes.
J.P. Morgan and also Rockefeller were paying big dividends to Martin Bormann through American banks as late as 1967.
Hidden Finance and Technocrats
Farrell’s second book in this trilogy, CovertWarsandBreakawayCivilizations, speaks of the further advancement of the Fourth Reich.
Farrell speaks of discovered multi-billion dollar slushfunds of counterfeit currency described as goldbonds but encoded to mean drug–trading in trading coups used to finance revolutionary technologies such as TheBell and flying saucer experiments.
The tradingcoups ran under many names. Operation Golden Lily, Japan’s M-Fund, Foundation X, Operation Bernhard, the 57 Bond, Federal Reserve Bonds, Operation Morganthaus, Federal Reserve Bonds, and the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), among others.
Described as a BreakawayCivilization mixing in with special secret technology, this cabal utilized intelligence agents such as Edward Lansdale, whose CIA and intelligence training preceded his, once again, going back to the Philippines to oversee the recovery of the GoldenLilyloot.
Lansdale was interfaced with the UFO phenomena, Nazi-CIA International havens, Allen Dulles, and various front organizations, such as Permindex Corporation and World Trade Centers throughout the world (similar to Clay Shaw’s International Trade Mart [1948-1985]). It became known as TheEnterprise.
Clay Shaw’s New Orleans Trade Mart
TheEnterprise engineered the economic collapse of the Soviet Union. Such ability to accomplish such feats became known as fullspectrumdominance.
“…control everything, everywhere, including the high seas, land, air, space and even cyber space…from the galaxy to the mind…to win a war at any level of violence including nuclear war.” (CovertWars, p. 215.)
What probably began as discoveries and inventions by the famous scientist of 1908, Nikola Tesla, had been developed by TheEnterprise over the years to include weather warfare and various uses of Maser, Laser, X-ray, gamma-wave and scalar–quantumpotentialweapons. Catherine Austin Fits (former Bush administration assistant financier) said that this BreakawayCivilization had so much money and power that they would have no compunction to obey any laws and would not hesitate using such invisible weaponry. (p. 272.)
The Enterprise was Everywhere and Nowhere
The 1887 Airship Mystery was possibly borne out of the scientific minds of the Senora Aero Club and its parent Nymza from Germany. The modern Nazi Bell was reminiscent of the Dellschan airships’ NBGas.
“…what began in the nineteenth century as a secret ‘Airship’ program,” says Farrell, “quickly morphed in the postwar era into a secret program…the development of technologies that could, to some extent, do double duty, but have the vast system of finance to achieve it.” (p. 312.)
Several shutdowns and mysterious startups at various missile bases about the globe would indicate the growing advancement of this AirshipCabal, possibly using directedenergyweapons—a further progression of fusion experiments in Argentina, and Dr. Ronald Richter’s lithium-7 fusion reactor of rotating plasmas, and zero-point energy. This UFO phenomenon would indicate “a parallel group owing ultimate allegiance to something supranational,” says Farrell.
Vast Psychotronic Technology
A rogue and breakaway nation operated in esoteric, metaphysical and occult symbolism—vastritualmagic. Scientist Dr. Jacques Vallee said that UFO sightings and some UFO abductions seemed to be “deliberately designed to be psychotronic technology.” (pp. 349-350.)
United Kingdom subject Gary McKinnon indicated the vast nature of such a nation when he allegedly tapped into secret U.S. military databases disclosing an extensive, hidden spacefleet and program.
Farrell talks about the true nature of this BreakawayCivilization that could “coordinate psychological operations on a truly celestial, cosmic, scale…whose lust for power of all kinds is virtually boundless…manipulation systems of a planetary scale…as the technological capacity of emulation grows, so too does the scale of finance and secrecy.” (pp. 357-358.)
9/11 Coup d’état
The third Farrell book in this selected trilogy, HiddenFinance, RogueNetworks, andSecretSorcery, is perhaps the most climatic and fatidic tome in this triad: Farrell centers on the infamous 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers of New York and, again, how the aforementioned RoguePower used superior events to destroy and terrorize.
Writer Webster Griffin Tarpley is cited that this case, was an orchestrated coupd’état of sponsored syntheticterror. Again, as mentioned, a BreakawayCivilization was exploiting secret funds, Axis loot, and vast war chests to fund exotic technologies—in this case, a Nazi and German International played a part in the 9/11 fiasco.
The antics of the suspected hijackers of Flight 77, Mohammed Atta, al-Omari, and Hani Hanjour included erratically rented automobiles, heavily edited videos of themselves, the surprise discovery of their passports, their peculiar packaging of their luggage, suicide notes, and peculiar personal associations, all brought questions against the hijackers.
Mohammed Atta’s association with the Hoffman Aviation flight school was one such suspicious factor. Rudi Dekkers, owner of the Hoffman Aviation, had a rather risqué criminal past, including smuggling aircraft into the U.S. over the Artic, despite radar tracking by American, British and Russian equipment.
Mohammed Atta had previous flight experience and even attended an International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base. Hijackers Abdul al-Omari and Sajed al-Ghandi attended similar military flight training at Brooks Air Base in Texas and the Dense Language Institute in Monterray, California. (pp. 22-23.)
Mysterious parties were leaking vital facts before the actual attacks on 9/11. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was aware of the pending attacks and told Washington. Mubarak was a trained pilot and he also told Washington how impossible it would have been to perform a spiralingdescent in which hijacker Hanjour was said to have conducted.
There was OperationNorthernVigilance, a simulation attack with false radar blips in the air traffic control system: these files had been purged. TheHiddenPlayers threatened that Air Force One was to be attacked next, and demonstrated that they had knowledge of topsecretcodes. Apparently, the Pentagon’s five missile defense batteries had been shut down.
Witnesses claimed to have seen a strange aircraft travelling about 500 mph that made a sharp turn; one witness said it resembled a “cruise missile with wings.” After the attack, data recordings and BlackBoxes simply disappeared. Air Traffic controllers said they saw the aircraft do a strange maneuver on their radar equipment, but Flight 77 transponders had been turned off. An AmalgamVirgo drill was engineered, however, to produce fake radar blips. A mysterious FlightX at the Cleveland Airport, according to researcher Michael Rapaport, showed slight–of–hand with passengers.
Wreckage of Flight 93 was strewn over eight miles, indicating it had been shot down while in flight. There was no debris at the alleged Pentagon crash site. A second smaller aircraft was witnessed near Flight 93. One woman said it was a military aircraft.
The Pentagon Blast Site
Patsies and Players
The Bush family, the Bin Ladens (and their Caryle Group), had intimate ties to the CIA and all were used as patsies when LevelThreeControllers turned the plans of all four insideout.
Delmart Vreeland appeared to have intimate knowledge of the LevelThreeConspirators and gave knowledge of same in a sealed warning containing shocking details of the 9/11 attacks well before the attacks. Vreeland was suspected to be connected to American Naval Intelligence.
Vreeland indicated that trillions of dollars had been taken out of the United States Treasury, and he spoke of the Bush’s, the Clintons, and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
The use of doubles indicated a higher level of planning. Hanjour al-Hazini and al-Mihdhar were in San Diego through the month of August up to September 8, 2001. However, they were contradictorily seen on the opposite coast, crossing back to Las Vegas, returning to Baltimore and spending days in Newark. Likewise, there appeared to be a Ziad Jarrah #1 detained in Pakistan and Afghanistan, while Jarrah #2 was in flight school in Venice, Florida. (pp. 124-125.)
Farrell says that 46drillsexisted closely aligned to the 9/11 events. Researcher Webster Griffin Tarpley said: “Terror events were largely camouflaged, assisted, conducted, and bootlegged through these drills.”
Russian economist and member of President Putin’s inner circle, Dr. Tatyana Koryagana, said that this roguenetwork, beyond al-Qaeda, had access to a financial war chest of approximately $300 trillion.
Follow the Money
Mohammed Atta, through the Carl Duisberg gesellschaft, the I.G. Farben cartel, appeared to be a part of a postwar FascistBreakawayEmpire.
The ‘Enterprise’ and 9/11 Crimes
More than $100 million in illegal transactions were rushed through the World Trade Center computers before and during the 9/11 disaster.
One such bank was Deutsche Bank (along with Morgan Guaranty Trust, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Jardine Matheson, UBS and HSBC). Mohammed Atta and many of the 9/11 hijackers, the bin Laden family, the Bush’s, and many others, had kept accounts with Deutsche.
Farrell refers to this polycentric network as the Enterprise which housed hidden code names and words that engineered a slushfund to the tune of trillions of dollars which were used to fund highlysecretblacktechnologies. The Enterprise could hide all trades, all traces, with the use of modified PROMIS software, as everything would become offtherecord and invisible.
Researcher Laurent Guye’not mentioned that Bryan C. Jack, a Pentagon worker responsible for various aspects of accounting for the American budget, was on board the Pentagon-hijacked-flight.
9/11, Directed Energy, and Mega Rituals
There were several murder weapons used on 9/11, says Farrell, but the ultimate weapon would appear to be some form of directedenergy with electromagnetic beams. While normal explosives and Nano thermite may have been used, the ejecta and plumes from the destructed Tower show something extraordinary was utilized. There was the disappearance of about 1100 victim-bodies. There was the matter of a high percentage of nuclear fusion/fission material: barium, yttrium, chromium, tritium, strontium, thorium, uranium, lithium, lanthanum, and the subsequent cancers to victims (pp. 195-196).
Nazis may have inaugurated this exotic science in March, 1945 at Ohrdruf, Germany using plutonium 239 of extremely high purity with deuterium and tritium to boost yield: chemical laser isotope enrichment technology. Only LevelThreePlayers could obtain such technology.
Dr. Judy Wood concurred with this in her book, WhereDidtheTowersGo? (The New Investigation, 2010). Farrell talks about masers, interometry, and approximately 90,000 tons of concrete converted to a homogeneous mixture consisting of sub-100-micron particles of pyroclastic clouds. The clouds appeared to be five times the volume of the amount of the original building. Farrell says about this: “Indeed, ‘intergranular melting’ seems to describe a process where the molecules of steel themselves were exploding internally.”
Secret Technology of 9/11
Farrell speculates about sophisticatedphaseconjugation in the microwave range of the spectrum using conjugatemirrors of great ability to breakdown material and recombine it again. He says some unknown space–based technology was used.
Versions of PROMIS software had been given around the globe to numerous defense contractor networks, such as the Financial Criminal Enforcement Network (FINCEN) and the U.S. Treasury.
The Ultimate Deep Black Magic
Farrell sees 9/11 as the ultimate deepblackmagic, an alchemical wedding of high technology, mega ritual, and some subconscious GroupMindoftheMasses.
The Desolation of 9/11
Farrell quotes at length researcher S.K. Bain’s exposure of 9/11 as ritual magic—the Twin Towers of the Masonic pillars of Jachin and Boaz, Egyptian gods, Pillar Hercules, the veil of Isis, the Sixteenth Greater Trump of the Tarot Tower, the Twin Towers of Deutsche Bank in Frankfort, and president G.W. Bush’s reading of the story at Booker Elementary, MyPetGoat, symbolizing Baphomet, the sacred androgyny god Pam. Farrell compares many structures and constructions as C.G. Jung’s meaningfulcoincidences.
Russian economist Dr. Tatyana Koryagina spoke of this Network, Enterprise, and BreakawayCivilization as having access to over $300 trillion, lending to (in the words of Peter Levenda) “a massive magical ritual of human sacrifice” and “technology in the form of exotic means of destruction of the Twin Towers.”
A Player that is Everywhere and Nowhere
Farrell sees this continuation and rise of fascism as “jingoistic plastic patriotism.” He says: “Finance of terrorism…technologically sophisticated cyber warfare to exotic weapons of destruction…sacrifice of innocent lives for ultimate evil.”
He continues (p. 262): “Money, power, occult knowledge, exotic technology, and financing in the trillions of dollars, do signify a much deeper player, a player with an unrecognizable center of power, a player everywhere and nowhere.”
The Destruction of 9/11
9/11 was a Hyper-technological Feat
Farrell owes much credit to numerous researchers who are cited throughout his books: Webster Griffin Tarpley, Thierry Meyssan, Jay Kolar, Daniel Hopsicker, Nafeez Mossaddeg, David Ray Griffin Michael Rupport, E.P. Heidner, Mark H. Gaffney, Eric Hufschmid, Laurent Guyenit, Jim Hoffman and Bonnie Faulkner, Rodney Stich, Peter Lavenda, S.K. Bain, Peer Dale Scott, Gladio Cottrell, John O’Neill, Catherine Austin Fitts, Michael Busby, Dennis Crenshaw, Richard M. Dolan, Ross Bellant, Martin A. Lee, Jim Marrs, Henry Stevens, Rich C. Hongland, Anthony Sutton, Dr. Judy Wood, and several other dedicated authors.
Steve Erdmann, June 2017, St. Louis
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Thoughts about the Nature of UFOs and Their Future
(Copyright, Steve Erdmann, 2015. All rights reserved; permission given to quote for educational and review purposes.)
The Rev. Scott Gerard Prinster is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He recently made comments that appear on the minds of many people:
“Since my youth I have been drawn to the world of science fiction, to books and film depicting human life shaped by futuristic science as wondrous magic. I understood that these stories were really speaking about our present-day society and pointing out the opportunities and dangers posed by our progress. Maybe that’s why the most interesting aspect for me was the vision authors imagined for our future. How will humanity respond to the problems we are facing today? Will we overcome disease and aging and outgrow the need for war and brutality?”
(UU World Magazine, Fall, 2015, “Better than Human? The Ethical Challenge of Bio-Technology and Transhumanism.”)
Within the past four years, two books approached these questions, but more so in the vain of the UFO (flying saucer) Mystery and its possible beginnings, routine, and future relevance to science.
Kenn Thomas’ investigation into a June 21, 1947 UFO incident and dumping of UFO fragments into the Puget Sound near Tacoma, Washington also went into “Para politics,” the Oliver Stone 1991 movie JFK, CIA agent clay Shaw, and a mysterious CIA asset, Fred Crisman, who seemed to mesh into several paranormal and political incidents in 1947 and over the years, making one wonder if a mosaic of “1947 events” (the 1947 Roswell UFO crash, the 1947 creation of the Central Intelligence Agency, the creation of the 1947 Air Force UFO Project Sign, the 1947 operation High Jump which met heavy resistance by UFOs, the 1947 creation of the NSC [National Security Council] and Comint [Communications Intelligence], and others) didn’t collectively have something to do with a Pandora’s Box of reality having been opened and whereby unleashing infectious demons that have yet to be resolved.
(JFK + UFO-Military-Industrial Conspiracy and Cover-up from Maury Island to Dallas, Kenn Thomas, Feral House, 1240 West Sims Way, Suite 124, Port Townsend, Washington 98368, www.FeralHouse.com, 2011, 271 pages, $17.95.)
Micah Hanks views what appears to be some of the ‘same’ UFO mysteries, their origins, but with extra ‘metaphysical’ viewpoints. Hanks sees the solution to the UFO Mystery as clandestinely happening behind current scientific progress and, perhaps, even being manipulated by unknown forces and agencies.
“…far be it from me, let alone the staunchest skeptics among us to hope to derail any one’s belief in Alien visitation here on earth,” says Hanks. “The bottom line is that we simply don’t know what, exactly, we may be dealing with when it comes to UFOS. At present, we only have a few reasonably good ideas.”
Hanks quotes Alexei Turchin, a Russian Transhumanist, on the nature of the UFO phenomenon:
“UFOs are a reflection of our fears. They represent a certain kind of taboo, and are often a scapegoat in the absence of real science…often to test the edges of our rationality, or our ability to rationally and somberly look into the unknown.” (TheUFO Singularity: p. 213.)
(TheUFO Singularity, Micah Hanks, New Page Books, a division of the Career Press, Inc., 220 West Parkway, Unit 12, Pompton Plains, N.J. 07444, www.careerpress.com, www.newpagebooks.com, 2013, 287 pages, $15.99.)
POLITICS AND METAPHYSICS
The Maury Island UFO incident seemed “physical” enough. Harold Dahl, his son, Charles, a pet dog, and two unidentified crewmen were impinged upon by an estimated twenty tons of UFO debris deposited over Puget Sounds, damaging The North Queen boat, killing his dog, and injuring his son (who soon left the territory with amnesia, but later allegedly found in Lusk, Wyoming).
Dahl’s “superior” Fred Crisman later witnessed the bizarre material spewed along the beach, and briefly became witness to a craft similar to one of the six large donut-shaped aircraft that previously hovered over the bay.
Thomas describes increasingly mysterious events. The day after the UFO event, Harold Dahl was approached by a man in a black suit driving a 1947 black sedan Buick who took Dahl to breakfast. The man revealed quite a bit about Dahl. He also made veiled threats about Dahl’s wellbeing. “I did think it was rather fantastic how this gentleman happened to know what I had seen,” said Dahl.
Shortly following the Maury Island UFO incident, the famous Kenneth Arnold June 24, 1947 incident took place in the Cascade Mountains near Mount Rainer, Washington, when Arnold viewed nine delta-shaped aircraft “skipping” the mountain peaks about 1200 miles per hour. Thomas tells us that the era was designed by reports of similar objects. Archie Edes of Wenatchee, Oregon also saw a UFO disperse “great shows of speaks and piles of flame” around June 27, 1947.
Although there was, as yet, no “official” Air Force investigation of the sightings in Washington, Arnold was soon contacted by Raymond A. Palmer at Ziff-Davis Publishing and Amazing Stories’ who offered Arnold $200 to investigate Dahl and Crisman’s story.
Because of the July 4th “wave of sightings,” however, General Carl “Ptooey” Spaatz dispatched two investigators, Captain William Lee Davidson and First Lieutenant Frank Mercer Brown of the Fourth Air Force A-2 Intelligence. Spaatz began an investigation of the Northwestern UFOs at the Mc Chord Air Base, as well as Hamilton Field in California, to report UFO data to the Air Technical Intelligence Command at Wright Field in Ohio (commanded by General Nathan Twining at that time).
Arnold soon connected with David N. Johnson of the IdahoStatesman and United Airline pilot Emil Smith, both who had previous UFO experiences, as well as talking to officers Davidson and Brown. Johnson “advised Arnold to take on the Maury Island investigation and let his newspaper pick up the expenses.” (JFK +UFO-Military: p. 36.) Smith joined Arnold in his investigation, interviewing Dahl and Crisman, other UFO witnesses, and inspection of the UFO debris.
Ted Morello of the United Press International began to get anonymous-informant-telephone-calls revealing intimate details of conversations with Dahl, Crisman and Smith. Such reported eerie informant-interceptions happened several times, causing the investigators to search for “bugging devices” in their hotel room.
Brown and Davidson interviewed everyone about their findings. Crisman provided the A-2 men with a box of the fragments. The officers were suspicious of some of the elements in this case, but they “planned to finally make that trip to Maury Island with Crisman in the morning leaving this whole strange experience behind them.”
Unfortunately, and mysteriously, the episode took a macabre twist when the B-25 the two officers left in crashed on August 1, 1947 killing them both. Brown’s widow mentioned her belief that he husband had been murdered.
Bizarre elements continued: A reporter for the Tacoma Times, Paul Lantz, who reported on the crash, died shortly following his news dispatch. A farewell trip by Smith and Arnold to see Dhal at his previously visited home, found a suspiciously empty house:
“When they arrived, they found a house that ‘looked completely deserted and as if it had not been lived in for a month,’” says Thomas. There was no furniture, only dust, dirt cobwebs, no Dahl, his secretary or her children to be found. The two men had been there earlier in the morning when the house was occupied and normally lived-in. (JFK + UFO-Military: pp. 68, 65-66.)
Author, Researcher and Investigator Micah Hanks
STAGING PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS
Hanks likewise is amazed by certain mystic happenings in sightings of UFO craft.
“This is certainly a possibility, though there would need to be a hefty reason for using technology so advanced as that displayed by UFO craft for mere purposes of staging psychological experiments with humans,” says Hanks. “Artificial intelligence, advanced bioengineering, anti-gravitational aircraft, and perhaps even time travel are all things that could account for various UFO technologies. However, each of these possibilities is equally fastened to the idea of a coming technological Singularity just as well.” (TheUFO Singularity: pp. 65-66.)
Hanks prods the reader into a “human/alien” quest and prism where human-beings had begun inventions into aerial technology. The Weldon Institute flight-enthusiasts hosted an 1889 demonstration of a dirigible-heavier-than-air-flying-machine as told in Jules Verne’s 1886 novel Robur-le-conguerant; these craft seem to have been actually manifested in the skies over Sacramento, California in November, 1896: a craft bobbed in the skies in a “falling leaf” pattern of descent. There soon followed an “airship scare” with many reports from other parts of the country, some resembling a “huge egg” or “cigar” shape with rudders, paddle wheels, or even propellers.
Similar stories came from Australia in 1909. David Schwarz designed such a craft which flew at Tempelof near Berlin, Germany. George de Bay demonstrated a saucer-like model in 1928 that “could skip through the air like a flat stone.” (TheUFO Singularity: p. 107.)
Hanks similarly talks about Nazi technology as discovered in diagrams they found at the end of World War II. Historian and researcher Joseph P. Farrell comments that Nazi “flying saucers” had been in the works by 1942.
An artist’s conception of The Nazi UFO named “Haunebu II”
“In truth, there may have been a number of secret private enterprises throughout the years, which might have contributed to reports of explainable and other worldly looking things in the skies,” says Hanks. “Depending on the level of technological sophistication such ‘secret groups’ might have achieved, these could also contributed to a host of reports of strange unidentified flying objects seen as far back as prior to World War I.” Hanks says that J. Allen Danelek had similar thoughts in his research on early aviation.
SECRETAGENT MAN AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION
This is precisely where Fred L. Crisman enters history, not just as a UFO witness, but as a member of Special Internal Security of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and then transferred to the CIA as an “extended agent” in the State of Washington. Crisman trained at Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the National Security Agency (NSA), and spent a considerable amount of time as a “disruption agent” at Boeing Company in Seattle.
Crisman also connected with earlier episodes of what publisher Ray Palmer called The Shaver Mystery, stories that Palmer latched onto (as written by Richard Sharpe Shaver) who told of a “diminutive race of beings” called “deros” (contraction of the words ‘detrimental’ and ‘robot’), who originally came from outer space many eons in the past to help create and organize life on earth, but became victims of Sun and other solar radiation “attracted” into their advanced mental machinery, causing disease, mental derangement and a kind of perpetual zombies of the Elder Race.
The Dero (usually living in subterranean caverns) sometimes were fought against by “not-so-deranged” ‘Tero’ and innocent surface dwellers. The tales became a complex series of articles in Palmer’s Amazing Stories’ in the 1940s (and later in his Hidden World series in the 1960s).
One of those people who claimed connection to “The Hidden World” was Fred Lee Crisman, who wrote to Amazing Stories’ telling of his own encounters with “dero” in underground caverns in Myana Mar southeast of India, and Kashmir, near Jammu in Alaska, where Crisman claimed a companion name “Dick” lost his life.
Crisman gave a “prescient description” of a laser-like weapon that bored “a hole the size of a dime in (the) right bicep” of Crisman’s companion’s arm. “‘It was seared inside,’” Thomas quoted Crisman, “‘how, we don’t know,’ no doubt, since lasers had not yet been developed.”
It was precisely at this point in 1947 that Crisman was seemingly interjected into UFO history.
Thomas also points out that these craft were the end-products of Nazi technology and their “flogdiskus.” (JFK + Military: p. 81.)
“During World War II, for instance, he supposedly belonged to the Office of Strategic Service (OSS), a forerunner of the CIA, which according to UFO lore had a hand in transforming flying saucer technology from the Nazis after the war,” says Thomas about Crisman, “and so, if there was anything to the connection, this may have been the origins involvement with Maury Island.”
Crisman’s numerous CIA comments and episodes since 1945 included Clay Shaw (who tried to call Crisman upon his arrest by Jim Garrison in the 1968 Kennedy assassination trial in New Orleans), Shaw’s association with a fascist organization called Permindex, Shaw’s alliances with the Nazi/American Operation Paperclip, Guy Banister Association at 531 Lafayette in New Orleans (Banister associated with Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, Watergaters Bernard Baker, E. Howard Hunt, David Ferrie [who, among other activities, was a gun-runner for the CIA’s Bay of Pigs], Robert Maheu as a consultant to billionaire-genius Howard Hughes (who planned murder plots against Fidel Castro), CIA operatives Thomas Beckham, Sergio Arcacha Smith, Louis Rabel, “The Octopus” suspect Michael Riconoscuito, Kerry Thornley, and various bizarre right-wing ‘old church’ evangelical sects, including The Minute Men and the Christian Sons of Liberty.
“To many, the world of transnational industrial espionage that Garrison saw as the back drop to the assassination is simply not real, despite its continuing presence in global politics,” says Thomas. “Conmen, industrial spies and low-level disinformationists abound in this environment and one testament to the veracity of Crisman’s entanglement is the durability of his influence upon it.” (JFK + UFO-Military: p. 115.)
BEHIND THE SCENES TECHNOLOGY
Here Hanks presents the philosophical and cogent theories of Martin Cannon as espoused in Cannon’s “The Controllers: A New Hypothesis of Alien Abductions” which allude to powerful and clandestine agencies working in consort to manipulate the beliefs and actions of society at large. Dr. Leon Davidson was another scientist that felt the UFO Mystery was actually a CIA invention.
“Although the above circumstances being related have to do with the potentials for such technology being harnessed by covert agencies, there are other ways that advances in the sciences might be used to control or manipulate an individual,” says Hanks. “…military interests aren’t always the only medium through which the advancement of secret technology can occur…taking place as a result of private interests and largely away from public agencies, we can see that it would no doubt remain clandestine.” (TheUFO Singularity: pp. 171-172.)
Hanks slowly outlines the steps in which the origin of such phenomena may have already taken place in our present and future reality as “Transhumanism” heading for the ultimate “Singularity.” Hanks quotes Russian Transhumanist, Alexei Turchin, on how “super technologies” could presently be playing with humanity:
“I refer the idea that UFOs are connected with the quantum nature of our world; they are like schrodinger’s cat, which could exist only under conditions of low concentration of the attention of its observers…this could explain why many attempts at taking UFO photos seem to fail or end up looking like hoaxes. It could also explain how they are connected with our unconscious mind.” (The UFO Singularity: p. 210.)
Scientist Nigel Kerner warned on January 14, 2012 to Hanks that humanity may have been set-up as “lab rats” kept alive “for mere purposes of control__and a control system that ultimately plans for their demise…an agenda, a hidden agenda that is not for benefit.” (The UFO Singularity: p. 217.)
Such glimpses into Palmer’s “Hidden World”  (JFK + UFO-Military: p. 39) may have been found in Thomas’ portrayal of Fred Crisman as one of the three hoboes arrested on the day of John Kennedy’s murder. Such mentions suggest a strong synchronicity in a Jungian sense, at least.
Mysterious papers called the Torbitt Document, had been authored by David Copeland, and told of how Crisman had ties to both Kennedy-suspect-groups, the Division Five of the FBI and the Defense Industrial Security Command. It also said that Crisman had been at the Dallas site on November 22, 1863.
The Torbitt Document tells of a John Howard Bowen (alias Alexander Osborne) who was accompanied by a ‘second’ fictitious John Howard Bowen who was, in fact, a “Fred Chrismon, [sic] another agent for the munitions makers Police Agency Defense Industrial Security Command. Chrismon also posed as a missionary and used other aliases. Among the cognomens for Chrismon were Fred Lee, Jon Gould and Jon Gold.”
In his November 21, 1968 subpoena of “Fred Lee Chrismon,” Garrison listed Crisman as engaged in the undercover activity for the “industrial warfare complex” and having “persons involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” (JFK + UFO-Military: p. 79.) The Midlothian Mirror reflects on the photo of the “tramps” as showing a “co-director of the Mexican-based assassins, John H. Bowen, alias Fred Chrismon, alias Jon Gold, and Thomas Beckham…”
The tramps were also identified as Harold Doyle (pronounced ‘Dahl,’ as in Maury Island), John Gedney and Gus Abrams; said also to be Chauncey Marvin Holt, Charles Harrelson and Charles Rogers. John Forrester Gedney was also identified as Edward Lansdale.
(“The figure who has come under close scrutiny by some conspiracists is the late Major General Edward Lansdale, U.S. Air Force. Lansdale is undoubtedly the unnamed ‘General Y’ in Oliver Stone’s movie ‘JFK.’ Lansdale was a special operations officer with links to the CIA. His professional patron was CIA director Allen Dulles. The character of the shady political manipulator, Colonel Hillindale, in the famous novel THE UGLY AMERICAN, was based on Lansdale’s activities in the Philippines in the early 1950s, where his operations reportedly included torture and political assassination [37:25]. In Vietnam, during the Eisenhower administration, Lansdale managed several ruthless internal security programs for South Vietnam’s corrupt and oppressive dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem. These programs later developed into the CIA’s infamous Phoenix program, which was responsible for the execution of over 20,000 Vietnamese and for the death and torture of countless civilians [37; 43:79-80; 7:40].)” (Pages quoted are supposedly from The Ugly American and Griffith.)
A thorough and intimate examination of Thomas’ works will reveal an assortment of trails into the Kennedy assassination and the UFO Mystery. In an interview with Mike Sylwester on August 4, 1993, Fred Crisman, Jr., said that his father, Fred Lee Crisman, probably worked for the CIA. Crisman, Jr., said, according to Sylwester and Thomas that “his father believed in a conspiracy between the CIA and the Mafia to kill JFK and once remarked that Dealey Plaza had been landscaped in preparation for the assassination.” (JFK + UFO-Military: pp. 253, 259.)
Thomas had often worked with and also co-authored a book with the late Jim Keith (TheOctopus: Secret Governmentand theDeathof DannyCasolaro, Feral House Publishing, 1996, 2004), and Thomas likewise seems to share Keith’s “dharma combatant” view that “the world is far more multidimensional” than the “pablum” given out by the media. In fact, says Thomas, it could be downright “dangerous.”
Thomas wrote the Introduction to Keith’s book, wherein Keith told of some personal experiences (revised in WordPress, October 2016):
“(A Process of Decoding) Regardless of our experience or research, we seem no closer to finding an answer to the puzzle of the UFOs. These strange craft and their equally strange occupants behave in a manner that seems to contradict physics and logic, appearing and disappearing seemingly at will, dropping curious objects and artifacts (including potatoes and pancakes), mutilating cattle, abducting people and leaving cryptic messages embedded in the brains of their awe-stricken contactees,” said Keith in a 2004 Saucers of The Illuminati. “These activities, these odd messages seem only to compound our confusion as to who these interlopers on ‘our’ cosmic turf are and what their motives might be.”
Keith described some encounters as angelic (the Space Brothers), often giving out warnings about impending doom, while others are not so benign. Some witnesses claimed to have been abducted against their will and even implanted with electronic brain devices for monitoring.
“Analyzing the conflicting signals that we have received about the nature of these visitors,” Keith went on and said, “it is almost as if we are purposely being misled and befuddled by these mysterious agents, purposely being deceived about the motives behind these visitations, and perhaps even directed in some mysterious transformative operation of which we are not aware.”
Keith’s own UFO encounter happened in 1972 in the Los Angeles suburb of Upland, when he encountered an archetypal grey alien staring in his face from a distance of about one foot. He leapt out of bed and raced into the living room. When he returned to his bedroom, the visitor was nowhere to be found. Keith questioned the experience as a “cross-dimensional” defiance of dream and reality, and said he has never had an experience like that since. He compared the episode to happenings in Whitley Strieber’s bestselling book Communion.
Much like Hanks’ theories, Keith left many possibilities open, including hoax by UFO buffs and American Intelligence agencies in a ruse to conceal mind control operations described in several tomes (such as those of Martin Cannon), he left the “latch string” out for other possibilities.
“One intriguing possibility is that the incident in Upland was one of beamed electronic mind control of the sort I have described in a number of my books,” continued Keith. “The house where the incident took place was a large hippie/radical commune where any number of anti-Establishment pipedreams was hatched. The strange motley of activists in Technicolor dream coats that came and went from the place at all hours no doubt drew the attention of those who monitor such things.
“And so it occurred to me: Was I zapped electronically with the image of an alien? Was it just a byproduct of the chromatic chromosomes so prevalent at the time? I will probably never know. What I do know is that there are depths to the UFO enigma that are not plumbed by most researchers in the field, Horatio.”
An examination of Hanks’ works will likewise reveal a multiplicity of explanations for “strange phenomena and odd occurrences” ranging from “breakaway civilizations” to “independent private operations” to “trans human inventions” and reaching for the “Singularity” in which “a point where our own technological capabilities will become so advanced that they begin to mirror that of other intelligences in our universe, some of which may already be in our midst, though partially obscured by the limitations of human perception.” (The UFO Singularity: p. 254.)
Hanks quotes Martin Cannon from Cannon’s The Controllers to likewise highlight a crucial point: “A mind if a terrible thing to waste___ and a worse thing to commandeer.”
DESCRIBED AS ‘DANGER MAN’
Among the multiple cryptic mentions of Fred L. Crisman, one mention as Danger Man seems most adequate; it is typified in Johnny River’s ballad from that period: Kenn Thomas chronicles the archetypal appearances of DangerMan in the 1960s television programs of Secret Agent, The Prisoner, and The Invaders, as exemplified in Johnny Rivers song Secret Agent Man.
Secret Agent Man
There’s a man who leads a life of danger –
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger –
With every move he makes another chance he takes –
Odds are he won’t live to see tomorrow.
Secret agent man, secret agent man –
They’ve given you a number and taken away your name.
Beware of pretty faces that you find –
A pretty face can hide an evil mind –
Ah, be careful what you say –
Or you’ll give yourself away –
Odds are you won’t live to see tomorrow.
Secret agent man, secret agent man –
They’ve given you a number and taken away your name.
( “Secret Agent Man” is a song written by P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri. The most famous recording of the song was made by Johnny Rivers for the opening titles of the American broadcast of the British spy series Danger Man, which aired in the U.S. as Secret Agent from 1964 to 1966. The song itself peaked at No. 3 on the BillboardHot 100.)
 On June 24, 1947, the civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine objects, glowing bright blue-white, flying in a “V” formation over Washington’s Mount Rainier. He estimated the objects’ flight speed at 1700 mph and compared their motion to “a saucer if you skip it across water.” (In newspaper reports of Arnold’s sighting, this description was mistakenly taken to mean that the objects were shaped like saucers, leading to the popularization of the term “flying saucer” as a synonym for UFO.) Though Arnold said he initially thought what he had seen were test flights of military aircraft, the military later said they had been conducting no test flights during the time of the incident. A prospector on Mt. Adams saw the objects at around the same time as Arnold, bolstering his story. http://www.history.com/topics/kenneth-arnold.
 The late John Keel highlighted the Maury Island debris in his book Operation Trojan Horse (p. 174): “The flying saucers have been spewing all kinds of trash all over the landscape. … We can start with the slag dumped from the sky during the Maury Island, Washington ‘hoax’ of 1947. Analysis of this material showed it to be composed of calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, zinc and other mundane elements. Heaps of this stuff has turned up since in New Hampshire, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and many other places following UFO sightings. It has often been found on hilltops and deep in trackless forests, places where it had to be dumped from the air. And it was found in Sweden in 1946.” http://thehollowearthinsider.com/go-deeper/Site_-_N_ew/4UFO.html.
Some of the debris that Crisman spoke of, and was mentioned in Ray Palmer and Kenneth Arnold’s The Coming of the Saucers (1952), was still in their possession. Ray Palmer’s metallurgical analysis of the ‘real stuff’ found the material to be of high calcium, Iron, zinc and titanium content, with lesser traces of aluminum, manganese, copper, silicon, nickel, strontium, chromium, tin and cadmium. The book noted that titanium is used in missiles and space ships and that calcium has the affinity to capture radium and prevent contamination. http://thehollowearthinsider.com/go-deeper/Site_-_N_ew/4UFO.html.
 Edward J. Ruppelt, in his book on his association with UFO investigation, sloughed-off the case as a hoax, despite the actual evidence: “He famously got many of the details wrong and deliberately obscured names of the principal players.” (JFK + Military: p. 67.) Research Ron Halbritter, May 27, 1997, quoted Ray Palmer as saying “Ruppelt hadn’t done his research.” (JFK + Military: pp. 245-246.)
 The widow of Officer Brown suggested that he was murdered:
“Frank Brown’s widow did in fact state her conviction that her husband was murdered. In addition to this, a particularly persistent reporter into the Maury Island episode died shortly after the investigation…”
News accounts of the crash and statements by Army officials hinted that sabotage had brought down the B-25 on which Davidson and Brown were flying. Brown’s wife Velma also spelled out her suspicions in a letter to Arnold. She wrote: “I have never thought that Frank’s death was an accident.” http://maury.greyfalcon.us/crisman.html.
Roswell and the Reich: The Nazi Connection, Adventures Unlimited Press, Joseph P. Farrell, 2010.
 Phantoms of the Skies: The Lost History of Aviation from Antiquity to the Wright Brothers,Paperback– 15 Sep 2011 by J.Allan Danelek(Author),Chuck Davis(Author):
“It has been traditional to teach school children that Christopher Columbus discovered America, that Charles Lindbergh was the first man to fly across the Atlantic and that the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Time has since taught us that the first Europeans to touch foot on the continent of North America were the Vikings and that Lindbergh was the 85th man to cross the Atlantic by air. Would it be any more remarkable to learn, then, that the Wright Brothers’ brief flight in December of 1903 may not have been the first successful flight of a manned, heavier-than-air powered machine? This book tells the true story of aviation as it evolved from mankind’s first primitive attempts to fly to the remarkable successes of the early twentieth century in a non-technical and fun way, designed to impress upon the reader that the history of aviation is richer and more remarkable than they ever imagined.”
Shaver’s world: If the Deros looked goofy, however, their activities were anything but. Deros use their ancient technology to control, or “tamper with”, the minds of surface dwellers. (Shaver hinted that many members of the world’s wealthy and powerful elite had been replaced by Dero-controlled doubles.) The Deros also abduct thousands of surface-dwellers on an annual basis, and subject them to the most depraved and excruciating torture imaginable. Deros enjoyed disassembling their victims, and keeping them conscious for months as living vivisections. Women were turned, by means of “sex stim”, into living furniture, while others were given “growth stimulation focused on breasts till they got enormous and gave milk like a cow which they use for a beverage.” http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2011/09/shaver-mysery-part-3-few-years-in.html.
The Tero: In addition to the dero, the Cavern World harbors small, hunted groups of Tero (integrative ro), Elder descendants who, for reasons never adequately explained, have not succumbed to detrimental radiation. These Tero are locked in ceaseless combat with the Dero, and some befriended Shaver: “Right under my feet men die on racks because the dero…have caught them trying to help protect Shaver.”
“The dero and tero populations of the caverns are dwarfed by a mass of human slaves as well as tribes of depraved freebooters who have drifted down from the surface world during various eras. While not as luridly evil as the dero, these too are a pretty loathsome crowd, vicious gangsters who slave and smuggle in alliance with topside criminals. Each major city apparently has its subsurface equivalent inhabited by these thugs, and many a ‘runaway’ gets sold down the shaft.” http://www.softcom.net/users/falconkam/feardownbelow.html.
 “The Octopus” conspirator Michael Riconosciuto was aware of 1947 secret aircraft experiments at Boeing Aircraft and told Kenn Thomas on February 10, 1996 that Fred Crisman and Mary Catrinia Johnson at Boeing were involved in some kind of radioactive experiment: “…was a reactor of some sort on board this aircraft, it was an advanced radar platform of some sort.” (JFK + Military: p. 256.)
 According to the award-winning investigative journalist, Anthony L. Kimery:
“Documents surfaced in 1977 showing that Shaw had worked for the CIA since 1949. He had also been in business with former Nazis and European fascists involved in several CIA-supported covert operations throughout Europe, and there is strong evidence he had been a member of the OSS; he certainly had worked for a top OSS officer who was involved in Operation Paperclip.
“But did Crisman know Shaw from those days? It’s possible. Crisman is said to have been attached to the OSS. Intelligence sources say he was a member of a secret fraternity of former intelligence officials. Other sources swear he was involved in gunrunning and was closely tied to organized crime–two factions which certainly worked hand-in-glove at the time.
“According to Garrison’s information, Crisman knew Shaw well. One of Garrison’s informants said Crisman was ‘the first man Clay called after being told he was in trouble.’ The same source added that Crisman ‘flies to New Orleans steadily: 1964, eleven times; 1965, 17 times; 1966, 32 times; 1967, 24 times . . . he seems to have no income and certainly spends a large sum of money on air travel.’” http://maury.greyfalcon.us/crisman.html.
 “In Joan Mellen’s book A Farewell to Justice, Fred Crisman had been identified as one of the hundreds of ‘spooks’ working secretly for the Intelligence community. In her voluminous research on the history of Jim Garrison and the Kennedy assassination, Mellen discovered that Crisman had association with the Offutt Air Force Base and worked with the United States Army Air Defense Command. A FOIA request of September 13, 1969 revealed Crisman as Agent 4250. A comment appeared: ‘…a man that is dangerous to the future of America.’” http://ufodigest.com/article/down-under.
 Cannon studied the story of Rex Niles and his sister in what Cannon suspects was a “psychoelectronics” harassment experiment that seems to follow the characteristics of “abductee accounts.” Niles was cooperating in the investigation of his Woodland Hills firm until mysterious helicopters began to circle their home. The atmosphere outside their home measured 250 watts of microwaves, and a radioactive disk was found under his automobile dashboard. When Niles stepped near Lyn Silverman’s home computer, it also went crazy. All these ingredients can be found in UFO abduction cases, including the shutting off of televisions and stereos.
“But the radioactive disk is especially intriguing. As former FBI agent Ted Gunderson recently explained to my associate Alexander Constantine, magnetic radioactive disks have long been used by the clandestine services as cancer-inducing ‘silent killers’ – i.e., as tools of assassination,” said Cannon. “Not only that. The disc calls to mind one little-remembered detail of the Hill case – the dozen-or-so circular ‘shiny spots,’ each the size of a silver dollar, found on the trunk of her car directly after the abduction.” http://www.constitution.org/abus/controll.htm.
 Dr. Leon Davidson was one of the earliest scientists that suspected CIA involvement in hoaxing UFOs. “I contend that since 1951, the CIA has caused or sponsored saucer sightings for its own purposes. By shrewd psychological manipulation, a series of ‘normal’ events has been served up so as to appear as quite convincing evidence of extraterrestrial UFOs. Some of this ‘normal’ activity includes military use of ECM on a classified basic unknown to the radar observers who were involved, leading to the Radar reports discussed in this article…” http://www.stealthskater.com/Documents/Davidson_01.pdf.
 (Doug Skinner is a Fortean writer/artist/ and Off-Broadway [with Bill Irwin] performer in The Amazing Stories of Richard Shaver.)
“Our Own Worst Enemies: There’s a hidden message in Shaver’s work, one that’s often overlooked by both enthusiasts and detractors. Quite simply: We are the dero.
“To Shaver, we have virtually unlimited potential. Within us is a huge untapped capacity for wisdom, strength, vitality, and beauty. We could be like gods. Instead, we’re a stunted, perverted bunch: we kill one another, poison our planet, and stultify ourselves with mindless jobs, cut down forests to put up ugly boxlike cities, vilify intelligence, and condemn sexuality. We think backwards and embrace everything that’s vile, nasty, and foolish.
“Shaver may have been overly optimistic about our capabilities, but he did have a point. We can do better. And if it takes a Shaver revival to get that into our little dero heads, we might as well have one.”
 “Jung’s concept of synchronicity is complicated and poorly defined, but can be boiled down to describing ‘meaningful coincidences.’ The concept of synchronicity came to Jung during a period of mental illness in the early 1900s. Jung became convinced that everything in the universe is intimately connected, and that suggested to him that there must exist a collective unconscious of humankind. This implied to him that events happening all over the world at the same time must be connected in some unknown way.”
 Investigators, such as Steve Thomas, suggest multiple Jungian-style synchronistic connections with the backgrounds of the tramps, their changing names, family history, and possible CIA and espionage backgrounds. John Forrester Gedney was one of the tramps, yet suspected to have prior ‘spook’ background:
“(The blog by Joseph contains some errors, but the thrust of the article is intriguing) Having made rather too many enemies in the clandestine world, Kolbe finds himself in a safe house in Florida. He spends a number of pages indicating that this small town functions as a sort of retirement village for spooks. (In much the same way, old carnies would retire to Gibtown, also in Florida.) Faded spies are everywhere. Even the guy who bags his groceries is an old KGB defector — literally a bag-man.
“And guess who else happens to live in Spook Central?
“There was also John Forrester Gedney. Mr. Gedney retired recently after more than twenty years as a code inspector, inspecting houses, like mine, for compliance with building codes. You may have heard his name in the movie J.F.K., or read it in a book. For, as Mr. Gedney announced, and proved, last year , he was one of the three railway tramps arrested behind the grassy knoll in Dallas on November 22, 1963. He was the tall one in the grainy, mysterious photograph used so often by conspiracy theorists as evidence that the CIA and other dark forces were behind the assassination of our president.”
 Government agent Robert D. Morrow speculates in http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=16268 that the main emphasis should be on Lansdale (Posted 25 July 2010 – 08:45 AM): “My GUESS is the three tramps were folks who had no involvement in the JFK assassination. However, I do think the identification of Edward Lansdale by Col. Fletcher Prouty and Gen. Victor Krulak is extremely important. Skim down and read the letter by Gen. Krulak identifying Ed Lansdale as on the sidewalk just 5 feet west of the Texas School Book Depository.
“Major General Edward Lansdale was probably in operational charge of the assassination in Dallas. JFK did not make him ambassador to Vietnam in 1961, which Lansdale coveted. JFK did make Lansdale the Head of Operation Mongoose which was filled to the brim with CIA and anti-Castro Cubans who hated JFK as much as they hated Fidel Castro. Here is a photo of Lansdale taken on the sidewalk in front of and just a few feet west of the Texas School Book Depository: http://www.apfn.net/dcia/tramps1.jpg. Fletcher Prouty gives his insights: http://www.prouty.org/letter.html.
Steve Erdmann: “I believe there was a lot of multiplicity involved in the assassination so as to make the reality of whom and what was involved untraceable and to deliberately muddy the waters and cover up the reality of the facts. Different ‘hit teams’ were involved—all unbeknownst to each other, perhaps on an individual bases as well—and all with a private agenda coordinated to happen at a precise time. Eight to ten shots have been postulated by experts. There was a wide-range of decoys and fall guys in line for use and exploited. A whole rift of cover-up followed alongside.”
(Copyright, Steve Erdmann, 2016. All rights reserved; permission given to quote for educational and review purposes.)
“One of the core themes of the film is the alleged existence of Base 211, the legendary underground Nazi base in Antarctica. Drawing upon the pre-war Nazi interest in Antarctica and the creation of ‘New Swabia’; the testimony of German U-Boat submarine commanders and the alleged disappearance of thousands of Nazi scientists and engineers at the end of the war, personnel that cannot be accounted for…” (“The Secret Underground Nazi UFO base in the Antarctic,” Sheeple TV.com, April 18, 2015.) (p. 36, Empire Beneath the Ice.)
“History now tells us that German industries as well as Hitler devised a devious plan that enabled them to retain valuable assets even as they appeared to lose WW II. This industrial base and its assets might very well have laid the groundwork for a system that could funnel vast amounts of money into various undertakings following the fall of Berlin.”(p. 50, Empire Beneath the Ice.)
Stephen Quayle is a veteran Fortean-explorer into the esoteric and New Age theories and philosophies, having written books and made numerous radio interviews on his investigatory research.
(Empire Beneaththe Ice: Howthe Nazis WonWorldWar II, Stephen Quayle, End Time Thunder Publishing, 315 Edelweiss Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718, 1-406-586-4842, 2015, 520 pages, $39.95.)
In this tome, Quayle lays out what he believes to be, not just the survival, but the succession and “conquest” of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, encompassing a South Pole Shangri-La called Neuschwabenland , and the worldwide web of a disguised Fourth Reich utilizing their super-weapon technologies, even saucer-like UFOs, infiltrated New World Order doctrine and philosophies.
“Could it be because today’s aircraft and rocket industries have basically been put on hold? Might it be because they are simply a side-show to distract the public from the fact that Nazi UFO technology is being hidden from the public?…If that’s true, one is left wondering just what the powerful technology used by the Nazis has achieved: Secret bases around the world? Human colonies on the Moon and other planets in our solar system?” (p. 187, EmpireBeneath the Ice.)
The “cover-up” by our leaders and mainstream media manufactured a “sanitized version of history and science” concealing the true reality of the Reich “by those who would rather hide in the shadows, doing their best to enslave mankind.”
WALL STREET AND INDUSTRIALISTS
Important secret meetings in 1943 by top German industrialists hid German industry from the stigma of Nazism so that the Fourth Reich could easily flourish. The Third Reich likewise had hidden beneath the “wings” of Wall Street and American Capitalism before and after 1933, due to American firms and financial assistance.
General Motors, Ford, General Electric, Du Pont and other US companies controlled by the Wall Street elite (the J.P Morgan firm, the Rockefeller Chase Bank and to a lesser extent, the Warburg Manhattan bank), the Federal Reserve Bank system, and the Bank for International Settlements, as “robber barons” funded Hitler’s rise to power. Auto tycoon, Henry Ford, as an instance, was decorated by the Nazis for his service.
Quayle further outlines the trail on how hostile “lending institutions, government agencies, and large corporations worked together to help the Nazi rise to power in Germany.” The use of slave labor by Ford and General Motors, the “seizure of Jewish accounts by the Paris branch of Chase Bank, and a Bank for International Settlements BIS)” ___ inspired by later-to-become Nazi minister of Economics and president of the Reichsbank, Horace Greeley Schachi, as well as the Morgan-affiliated First National Bank of New York (as part of the Young Plan) ___ all pointed to a well-thought-out bedrock for Nazi continuation.
GE board member Owen Young was a Morgan banker who helped set up funding and was part of the “Young Plan.”  Another BIS director was Nazi sympathizer Wendell Willkie. A list of BIS directors included:
# Thomas McKittrick, an associate of the Morgans.
# Herman Schmitz , Head of I.G. Farben.
# Kurt von Schroeder, head of the J.H. Stein Bank of Cologne and leading financier of the Gestapo.
# Walter Funk, president of the Reichsbank. Chase Bank offered him a post in New York.
# Emil Puhi, vice president of the Reichsbank.
# First BIS president Gates McGarrah, formerly of Chase National Bank, helped finance the Nazis.
First building of the BIS (1930-77): the former Hotel Savoy-Univers at Centralbahnstrasse 7 in Basel, Switzerland.
Rockefeller-owned Chase Bank and the Morgan-controlled National City Bank of New York handled American accounts that traded with Nazi Germany for Standard Oil, Sterling Products, General Aniline & Film, and ITT.
Joseph Larkin was in charge of European affairs for Chase, a member of the Knights of Malta, and a fascist sympathizer. He frequently aided the Nazis. He entered into a partnership with the Rockefellers, forming the Schroeder, Rockefeller, and Company Investment Bank. Both Allen and John Foster Dulles were lawyers for that firm, with Allen on the board. The Dulles association with the CIA and the Kennedy assassination has become well documented.
Chase defied Roosevelt’s freezing of funds to the Nazis. The Nazis also made payments to American oil companies, especially Standard Oil.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Quayle. “Obviously big banking, big business, and big government in the US, Germany, France, and elsewhere all worked together to ensure the Nazis came to power in Germany, that their wealth was preserved after the war…” (p. 210.)
Quayle goes into depth as to the intricate web of political and economic connections the Nazis had worldwide and he also goes into detailed stories of their “super craft” and science, such as the DieGlocke (“The Bell”),Vril Drive, the Jewseitsflugmachine, the Haunebu crafts I, II, III, the Horton Ho-229, The Dorn, and other “super weapon” designs that the Nazis were well advancing during the war. Quayle and others have speculated that the Fourth Reich had continued a disguised worldwide federation of alliances with many nations.
Nazi Stealth Craft by Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
“Might the ‘advances’ made with Rocketry have been a simple screen to keep the public from realizing that the worm had turned,” says Quayle, “and the Nazi party, having regrouped in Antarctica, might actually be operating as a shadow government that called the shots in Washington (D.C), and other capitals of the world?” (pp. 171-172.)
(The least of which would not be the Rear Admiral Richard Byrd’s armada of 3,000 sailors, scientists, naval infantry men, along with 13 ships and 26 aircraft, and using US Navy’s Task Force 68___ known as Operation High Jump___ which met defeat on August 26, 1946 at the hands of mysterious “discs” that ambushed the Task Force (pp. 18-38). Quayle elaborates along with several pages where he talks about missing German U-boats that he suspects landed in the Nazi base in Antarctica.)
(Criticism emerged in an article by Matt Soniak, who covered what he felt are some discrepancies in the ‘Nazi at the Poles’ theory: These points have been submitted to Quayle, but no reply has yet come:
# According to Colin Summerhayes and Peter Beeching talking about operation Solar Polar there has been no official polar German visit till 1959, wherein they made an expedition with Russians.
# It would have taken the U.S expedition 10 days by foot to get to the Queen Maud Land site of the alleged Nazi base.
# When Admiral Byrd made Operation High Jump, he took 11 journalists who wrote 478,000 words, none of which mentioned an attack or UFO activity.
# The Nazi logs showed only 13 people at their Hope Bay post.
Many readers of Soniak’s article responded in the ‘comment section’ by saying they felt his facts were suspicious and disinformation. To the question about 10 days of travel “by foot,” one reader pointed out that the expedition had, indeed, snow plowing-travelling equipment.)
Quayle quotes Jerry E. Smith, jerryesmith.com (2015), The Final Secretof the HolyLance, PartOne, that the Nazi stronghold Station 211 was in an area designated as a nature preserve. “Access is limited to only a handful of specially selected scientists…everyone not deemed safe with the knowledge of what really went on there will be prevented from getting too close for many years to come.”
Just as cogent was Operation Paperclip where hundreds of German scientists were located, rescued, or kidnapped and given special status. Former SS officer Dr. Wernher von Braun was one such scientist; he became Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Many researchers said that popular or outwards-looking space programs were only a “cover” for deeper Black Operations, incorporating many such Nazi scientists and others with fascist thinking.
The Kennedy assassination was also rife with similar mystery connections. Suspect Clay Shaw in the Jim Garrison investigation was conjoined to a shadowy Permindex organization, aligned to the Nazi trail. John J. Mc Cloy and Allen Dulles both had Nazi connections, and both had connections to the Warren Commission in the Kennedy assassination.
“A secret government reached out and removed a U.S President that they’d thought was under their control,” says Quayle, “but instead got out of hand as an object lesson for any other leader who might have toyed with the idea of going rogue.”
(To be continued in Part II, the occult origins of the Third Reich, the perverted use of modern science, and the forecasted outcome of the Fourth Reich, as generously portrayed in Stephen Quayle’s Empire Beneath theIce.)
“A lot of banks were naughty boys during the war—especially those in Switzerland—and Chase were right up there with the worst of them. Chase’s Paris branch was doing deals with the Nazis with the full knowledge of the American head office before and after Pearl Harbor. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Chase’s collusion with the Third Reich.”
(Empire Beneath the Ice: How the Nazis won World War II, Stephen Quayle, End Time Thunder Publishing, 315 Edelweiss Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718, 1-406-586-4842, 2015, 520 pages, $39.95.)
“The chilling thing about these monsters is not that they were different from us, but rather that they were so like us. The truth that most would prefer not to face is that much of mankind is only one step from becoming ‘good Nazis’ themselves. It is part of the fallen nature of human beings.” (p. 407,EmpireBeneath the Ice.)
“The unseen shadow government created by those Nazis who escaped Germany during WW II is now engaged in a geopolitical race for dominance by harnessing ancient technologies, often through reverse engineering or by playing with forces they don’t fully understand. New instrumentation and adaptations of these lost technologies are of highest priority to the global elite to establish themselves within the geo-political and spiritual hierarchy.” (p. 322, Empire Beneath the Ice.)
In Part II of this article, Quayle searches the various cults and beliefs that have influenced and formed the Nazi’s present and dark pasts, from Charles Darwin, composer Richard Wagner, Friedrich Nietzsche to Margaret Sannger, and all the esoteric Reich beliefs in the mysterious and cryptic. One such area was the Reich’s investigation into the “hollow earth” and Rear Admiral Byrd’s alleged trips to the “holes at the poles” (more suspected hiding places for Nazi ventures) during his 1947 and 1956 Arctic expeditions. Byrd referred to it as “the Great Unknown.”
“The lack of such information suggests not only that something is being hidden from the public and history books,” says Quayle, “but also that the ‘Great Unknown’ may well be occupied by descendants of Germans of the Third Reich.”
While debate surrounds what Byrd did or did not discover at the earth’s poles, Quayle further asks questions about Nazi technology and how recent scientific adventures, such as the European Particle Physics Laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland might be a Pandora’s Box of potential evil or benevolent advancement.
Quayle no doubt believes that mankind is under the influence of Nazi-type Controllers, and he espouses Christian theology as the answer to the crisis. A large portion of his book is devoted to Biblical questions that surround Fourth Reich motives and the threat and the conundrum it offers. Some will question Quayle’s theology, but apparently he is very committed to it and goes into great depth in explaining it.
The book’s author also largely quotes the works of his predecessors and contemporaries, such as Jim Marrs, Joseph P. Farrell, Renato Vesco, John Keel, Henry Stevens, Jan Van Helsing and many others, but his book is also a magnificent rendition of all things “Nazi,” decorated with many lavish photographs and illustrations highlighting the topic.
Quayle wonders just how successful the Ahnenerbe were in creating their super race, while others probably think they had failed. He says: “…there is no reason to think the various eugenics programs weren’t continued once the Nazis had established their secret colony in Antarctic.”
The research instigated by the Nazis, he says, toward developing various forms of perverted science didn’t end with World War II, it was adapted by the U.S, Russia, and other nations and was further continued by the Nazis who escaped Germany at the end of the war. It is important, says Quayle, to realize that Nazism is just not a ‘political’ system, but also a ‘pagan, religious system’ for those within its inner most circles who embraced this occult Nazism as a secret society with hidden meanings with symbols and charms (p. 411). This was Hitler’s dream of an Order of Teutonic Knights, a New Templar Order of Aryan Supermen, Aryanisms, as a form of pre-Christian in a pagan Aryanist tradition (pp. 412-413).
Sources other than Quayle substantiated a Fourth Reich (Adam Lebor, updated: 16:30 EST, May 9, 2009):
The Red House Report written by a French spy who attended a meeting in Strasbourg in 1944 outlined how Third Reich “Nazi- era bankers, industrialists and civil servants, reborn as democrats, soon prospered in the new West Germany… and a new cause: European economic political integration.”
Described only as “SS Obergruppenfuherer Dr. Scheid,” who held a high-ranking position in the SS equivalent to Lieutenant General, this official is described in the meeting as telling the gathering that steps must be taken to reorganized and rescue the Third Reich, “a post-war commercial campaign.” Scheid said that those power-brokers needed to make alliances with foreign firms secretly, whereby they could barrow “substantial sums from foreign countries after the war.” Schied pointed to American partners such as steel giant Krupp as well as Zeiss, Leica and the Hamburg-American Line shipping company.
Dr. Bosse of the Nazi Armaments Ministry asked several special members to attend a secret meeting of “the elite of the elite” that, despite the notion that the Reich has lost the war, “resistance against the Allies would continue until a guarantee of German unity could be obtained.” He laid out a secret three-stage strategy for the Fourth Reich:
# Stage one would entail industrialists prepare and go underground to finance the Nazi party.
# Stage two would be acquiring and using large sums of money to German industrialists so they could secure a post-war foundation in foreign countries, and other funds would secure a strong German empire after defeat.
# Stage three would be to set up “sleeper networks” of agents through “front companies” that would guarantee to be “covers” for Nazi military research and intelligence until the Nazis returned to power. Only a few chiefs in each industry would know about these, who would be paid well once the Nazis returned to power.
# Two banks in Zurich and agencies in Switzerland would continue the Nazi practice of sending funds through neutral countries.
“Now the Nazi Party stands behind the industrialists and urges them to save themselves by getting funds outside Germany,” said Labor, “and at the same time advance the party’s plans for its post-war operations.”
Death camp: Auschwitz, where tens of thousands of slave laborers died working in a factory run by German firm I. G. Farben.
Gary Rethford, in his article “TheSecretNazis,” quoted the late Herbert W. Armstrong (The Church of God) and other sources, that attempts to locate Nazis in the spring of 1946 resulted in finding only 85,000 of the 200,000 industrial and Gestapo leaders. Rethford quoted findings from Tom Bower’s book NaziGold:
# Swiss bank intercepts, such as Credit Suisse, were regularly transferring German loot and gold to Argentina.
# Historian Gerhard Schreiber estimated that 50,000 Nazi war criminals received extra payments from the German government.
Rethford quoted investigator Charles Higham that this new strategy allowed them to survive, with the help of sympathetic bankers and industrialists, such as Swiss banks, Basler Handelsbank and Credit Suisse; that money would be used to finance the Nazi Party’s attempt to build a new empire. He mentioned that “the Nazi-controlled Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, arrived at his office to preside over the fourth annual meeting in time of war. This polished American gentleman sat down with his German, Japanese, Italian, British and American executive staff to discuss such important matters as the $378 million in gold which had been sent to the bank by the Nazi government after Pearl Harbor for use by its leaders after the war.”
The gold that was used in the funds was looted from the national banks of Austria, Holland, Belgium and Czechoslovakia, said Rethford, and from Reichsbank holdings “of the teeth fillings, spectacle frames, cigarette cases and lighters of murdered Jews.”
(The Fourth Reich Plot also Revealed [Jewish group uncovers secret papers that prove conspiracy by ‘Odessa File’ Nazis], Daniel Jeffreys, New York , Friday 6 September 1996.)
Daniel Jeffreys also confirmed that the acclaimed novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was based on the aforementioned spy operation, The Red House Report, by French intelligence (the Deuxieme Bureau) in November 1944, “It was presided over by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Dr. Scheid, managing director at the Heshe company before the war.”
“The Odessa existed and they removed billions of dollars in looted Jewish assets from Germany,” Elan Steinberg, executive director at the World Jewish Congress (WJC), said. “Their plan was to re-establish the Nazi Party from safe havens outside Germany and many of the assets they smuggled out must still exist.
“Their plan was to smuggle gold, patents and art out of Germany along with top industrialists,” Mr. Steinberg said. “Meanwhile, the Nazi Party would re-establish itself in Germany as an underground movement.”
The document was discovered in July (1996) when Mr. Steinberg gained access to recently declassified papers from the National Archive in Washington, said Jeffreys. “Mr. Steinberg has authenticated the report and linked it to others which show that the German Reichsbank was involved in the plot.”
In his book Europe’s Full Circle, Rodney Atkinson provided a list of policies proposed by Nazis and their similarity to today’s European Union:
* Europaische Wirtshaftsgemeinschaft – European Economic Community * European Currency System – European Exchange Rate Mechanism * Europabank (Berlin) – European Central Bank (Frankfurt) * EuropeanRegional Principle – Committee of the Regions * Common Labour Policy – Social Chapter * EconomicandTradingAgreements – Single Market
What the Fourth Reich’s Nazi industrialists foresaw had, and in some ways, would come to pass.
“Today’s drive towards a European federal state is inexorably tangled up with the plans of the SS and German industrialists for a Fourth Reich.” said Press Core, “an economic rather than military imperium.”
Nazism and the European Union have some “disturbing parallels” and are “fundamentally intertwined,” said Press Core, heading towards a ‘super state’ with a centrally planned economy by questionable bureaucrats.
The foundation for the EU was laid secretively by the Bilderberg Group in the mid-1950s, they said, aimed towards forming a Common Market and a single currency. “One of the group’s principle founders was H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, a former Nazi SS officer,” they said. The ideological framework goes back to the 1940’s, however, when top Nazi “economists and academics” outlined the plan for a “single European economic community.”
Press Core quoted the 1940 book The European Community by Nazi Economic Minister and war criminal Walther Funk, who said there was a need for a Central European Union and Economic Area with fixed rates. Funk stated: “No nation in Europe can achieve on its own the highest level of economic freedom which is compatible with all social requirements…The formation of very large economic areas follows a natural law of development…interstate agreements in Europe will control (economic forces generally)…There must be a readiness to subordinate one’s own interests in certain cases to those of (the EC).”
European Union leaders today, in like manner, insist that member states must, similarly, “institute structural reforms under pain of financial sanctions.” Such sentiments were also stated by Funk’s co-authors to the effect that classic national economies were dead and a new European “co-operation” was necessary. Press Core said France and Germany were proposing such a central financial control “by Brussels (headquarters of the new Nazi SS Fourth Reich called NATO).” Fellow Nazi Gustav Koenig observed, “We have a real European Community task before us…I am convinced that this Community effort will last beyond the end of the war.”
In 1940, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels ordered the creation of the “large-scale economic unification of Europe,” believing that “in fifty years’ time people would no longer think in terms of countries.”
“The corporate owned media perpetuates the myth that the danger of the Third Reich purportedly ended in 1945 with flimsily documented events like Hitler’s death; Germany’s capitulation and subsequent partition for 44 years; the capture of the Nazi regime’s surviving leaders and their suicides or imprisonment or execution after the Nuremberg trials; and the decades-long search for Nazi escapees,” said Press Core.
“The Third Reich was defeated militarily, but powerful Nazi-era bankers, industrialists and civil servants, reborn as democrats, soon prospered in the new West Germany,” Press Core continued. “There they worked for a new cause: European economic and political integration – in other words the European Union that has now conquered Europe. Now that Europe is conquered and the armed forces of the assimilated countries are now under the control of the Nazi EU, their military called NATO is now massing, once again, along the Russian border.”
Quayle concludes: “We have reached perilous times, when morality is falling to the wayside, and evil lurks just off stage, prepared to come into view and takeover our planet. I believe Hitler, or someone who will greatly resemble him, is waiting to make war on Christmas around our planet.” (p. 310.)
“What was significant about Woolworth’s interaction with the Nazis was a horrible thing that Woolworth did, that ultimately lent legitimacy to their notorious anti-semitism. Woolworth fired all of its Jewish employees. This won them the designation ‘Adefa Zeichen,’ an award reserved for companies that were ‘pure Aryan.’ Most likely Woolworth doesn’t advertise their products with that seal of approval.”
 “It therefore is not a great stretch to suspect Nietzsche’s claims to have despised anti-Semitic racism of Wagner and other Germans were merely lies from this mad philosopher, given the fact his ideas of anubermensch were out of the same cloth.” (p. 409.)
 Quayle makes an interesting argument that the Third Reich manufactured “super weapons” such as flying discs, but it should be questioned as to if such a capacity explains ‘all’ the kinds of UFO phenomena which encompasses attributes of said activity, much of which appear to be multi-causal and some of great esoteric, parapsychological and almost supernatural quality.
Copyright, 2016, Steve Erdmann (Permission to quote for review and educational purposes).
“Thomas Jefferson laid out in an 1816 letter to Samuel Kercheval ‘…a totally ‘free’ market, where corporations reign supreme just like the oppressive government of old, could transform America ‘until the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automations of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in Omnia, which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man.’” (p. 63, The Crash of 2016.)
(The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America – and What We Can Do to Stop It, Thom Hartmann, Hachette Book Group, 237 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, 2013, 291 pages, $28.00.)
Thom Hartmann, no stranger to writing on the “abusive states of man,” takes us on a trek of those “stages” where “in the real world, humans must confront both nature and other humans” (p. 63)
Hartmann takes us on a trek through the formative years of the American Revolution and how the colonists conducted what could be termed “corporate vandalism” (which included the famous Boston Tea Party) against Britain and against political factions such as John Adams’ Federalists and Congressional Acts and the Alien and Sedition Act to lock up political dissenters that were called “the rabble”—Hartmann, comparing a faction known as the Royalists, speaks of a 1786 letter in which Thomas Jefferson gave “his most explicit warning about this threat from plutocracy within, and advocating unwavering vigilance against it.”
Hartmann gives multiple examples of how The Royalists (in the form of the East India Company, the North and South expansion in the American Civil War, the crash of 1893, others) exploded and grew. Hartmann quotes President Grover Cleveland in 1888:
“Corporations, which should be carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the peoples’ masters.”
In 1907, Teddy Roosevelt passed the Tillman Act which banned corporate contributions in political elections, which was quickly countered by two dark eras of economic Royalist Rule by “Corporate behemoths” which resulted in a Gilded Age after the Great Crash of 1857 and the Civil War.
Hartmann explains the stages in which economic “bubbles” arise and how they interact with war, market crashes, the Economic Royalists, and the Great Forgettings. Teddy Roosevelt acknowledged what had been referred to as the “Robber Baron Economic Royalists.” President Franklin Roosevelt said in 1936:
“Here in America we are waging a great and successful war. It is a war for the survival of democracy. We are fighting to save a precious form of government for ourselves and for the world.”
Gerald MacGuire and General Smedley Butler spoke of a “Business Plot” to oust FDR to maintain Royalist Rule. In testimony before the house Un-American Activities Committee, co-conspirators were named, ranging from the Rockefellers, the Mellons, the Morgons, the DuPonts, and the Remingtons.
“In the 1960s, a solid middle class had emerged,” says Hartmann, “the Royalists were horrified. The conservative intellectual base, such as Russell Kirk and W. F. Buckley, genuinely feared that if a middle class grew large enough___and politically and economically powerful enough___it would inevitably lead to social chaos.” (p. 29)
DECLARATION OF WAR
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., as a Supreme Court Justice, wrote a Declaration of War “memo” on behalf of the Economic Royalists against both democracy and, what they judged to be an overgrown middle-class. The “confidential” Powell Memo, urging the courts to be used as a “social, economic, and political instrument,” aimed at the Chamber of Commerce and other Royalist-controlled-so-called ‘free market’ systems, and the instilling of “pro-plutocratic perspectives.”
The Economic-Royalists continued in spades in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and the George Bush’s, and assorted Presidencies and associations. FDR proposed a Second Bill of Rights (which included eight “Rights.” One of which said there should be “the Right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment”), but it never came to fruition. The Wagner Act of 1935 guaranteed Americans the right to form a union and bargain collectively with their corporate employers. These new protections allowed the middle-class to thrive. Unfortunately, at times, “even attempting to unionize in the workplace,” says Hartmann, “would get you fired, at best. At worst, it could get you killed.” (p. 70)
CUNNING POLITICAL STRATEGY
In 1981, the national debt was a bit under $1 trillion; Ronald Reagan tripled the debt to about $3 trillion: more than any single president before him and one of his stated, biggest regrets. President George H. W. Bush added a trillion dollars more. George W. Bush added more than $6 Trillion to date, and nearly $16 trillion has been added to the actual debt. Most politicians promised to lower deficits and reduce the national debt.
“This could be written off as run-of-the-mill political-flip-flopping and pandering,” says Hartmann, “but it’s not. There’s a cunning political strategy behind it.”
Hartmann describes economist Jude Wanniski as a “Republican strategist/faux” in which Wanniski patterned the “Two-Santa Claus Theory”: Democrats concentrating on ‘gifts’ such as Social Security and Medicare, and the Republicans centered on “massive tax cuts.”
It was a double-edged sword, in which Republicans would Santa Claus their way into tax cuts and eventually force the Democrats to reverse roles, “play Scrooge, and eventually shoot Santa Claus.”
(Jude Wanniski: “Taxes and a two-Santa Theory,” National Observer, March 6, 1976 [http://capitalgainandgames/blog/bruce-bartlett/1701/jude-wanniski-taxes-and-two-santa-theory].)
In the matrix of the ideologues, it was Democrat President Bill Clinton, besieged by Royalist Robert Rubin (Goldman Sachs) and Alan Greenspan (Federal Reserve), who signed in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (upholding the fraudulent myth of the ‘Welfare Queens’), and disregarded Ross Perot and allowed America to grow from a modest $15 billion deficit in 1981 to an enormous $539 billion in 2012.
“A Democrat just elected to the Presidency made no difference to the shadow government of lobbyist, corporate-funded think tanks and political fund-raiser,” says Hartmann. “Clinton chose political expediency. He chose to carry the Royalist agenda forward.”
Clinton signed the free-trade death warrant for the middle class. The Democrats turned into Eisenhower Republicans, as the Republicans turned into something completely different: they stepped up their assault, they culled a no Leisure Society; instead, just a “cataclysmic crash.”
Hartmann quotes economist John Kenneth Galbraith about the on-going psychopathic “madness”: “The sense of responsibility in the financial community for the community as a whole…is nearly nil. Perhaps this is inherent…in a community where the primary concern is making money, one of the necessary rules is to live and let live…to speak out against madness may be ruin those who have succumbed to it.”
Hartmann quotes journalist Chris Hodges who described such modern-day oligopolies as Worldwide Royalists: “It’s similar to the age of the Robber Barons but in fact worse because there is no loyalty to the nation-state. The corporations are actually hollowing the country out from the inside…we’re creating a kind of neofeudalism” (p. 98)
Hartmann speaks about the tentacles of this worldwide, growing control and the looting of America by Global Psychopaths:
“American transnational corporations have historically cavorted with nations whose interests were similarly opposed to the United States – morally, at least.”
In Jeff Bercovici’s article for Forbes (“Why (some) Psychopaths Make Great CEOs,” June 14, 2011), Jon Ronson is quoted on millionaire psychopaths: “The way that capitalism is structured really is a physical manifestation of the brain anomaly known as psychopathy.”
TO BE CONTINUED in Part II
(In the following continuation, Thom Hartmann continues to delve into the fatalistic madness of our politicians and economists who mask themselves behind hidden agendas. We also explore what Hartmann’s critics say and how he defends his beliefs).
Copyright, 2016, Steve Erdmann (Permission to quote for review and educational purposes).
Part I I
In Part I of our review of Thom Hartmann’s book, The Crash of 2016: The Plot toDestroy America, I outlined the American historical scene and the present-day character of the “Royalists” who Hartmann says are working to over-throw America. In Part II, I continue to review his expose’ and also speak about his critics and some further information.
(The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America – and What We Can Do to Stop It, Thom Hartmann, Hachette Book Group, 237 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, 2013, 291 pages, $28.00.)
“Just replace the kerosene and torches with less-lethal rubber bullets and pepper spray, and this sounds like a story from 2011, when the Occupy Movement flared up and began setting up tents in public parks all around the nation, from New York City to Chicago to Seattle. But it actually happened exactly eighty years nearly earlier, when the nation was drowning in President Hoover’s Great Depression, and not President Bush’s Great Recession…We do know that no matter how bad things get during the Crash of 2016, organized people will always find one or another and begin building the movements necessary to take on the Economic Royalists. It happened in the 1930s, and it will happen again following the Crash of 2016. We must rely on them.” (pp. 206, 207, The Crash of 2016.) (It is not a concrete prediction that a crash will definitely happen in 2016, but Hartmann warns that it will be soon, as do many other economists—SE.)
GLASS-STEAGALL ACT ELIMINATION
The relentless drive for the deregulation continued, following the dictates of the Powell Memo. Kenneth Lay of Enron wanted badly to run a division of his own company as a bank and to gamble on energy derivatives, without any regulatory oversight. Wendy Gramm (Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs [OZRA] and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission) worked for Enron. Gramm, along with her husband Senator Phil Gramm, rushed for the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the elimination of the 1935 Glass-Steagall Act, which Bill Clinton signed into law.
“The Madness had returned.”
Hartmann says this was a weird world of exotic financial instruments built upon “credit default swaps” and “collateralized debt obligation.” Under George W. Bush as President, the psychopathic banksters ran wild, creating out of “thin air” over $800 trillion worth of unregulated derivatives: more than ten times the annual GDP of the entire planet.
Hartmann quotes economist Steve Keen (Debunking Economics):
“It’s the structure of finance itself. There’s inherent instability in a capitalist system,” selling and creating as much debt as possible. Royalist banksters: “force-fed” the nation more and more debt. Debt financing went from 10 percent of GDP in the 1920s to 20 percent of GDP up to the year 2008.
Not only “mega-banks” (Goldman Sachs) were involved but also “mega-insurance” corporations (AIG), both “too big to fail” and “drenched in systemic risk.”
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Royalists, through a series of legal and political gyrations—such as pleadings in the South Clara County verses Southern Pacific Railroad Supreme Court case—pressed for recognition of corporations as “persons” having Fourteenth Amendment Rights, and eventually guaranteed them 1st Amendment Rights, allowing them hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign advertising and protections of “speech,” but as a means to “politically destroy” any opponent. These maneuverings, says Hartmann, “blew open the doors to a corporate takeover of American politics, the corrosive influence of corporations’ having ‘rights’ was already evident. Now these ‘unequal consequences’ have been put on steroids.”
Despite the large, unfriendly consensus of the public in 2008 that the multiple billion dollar “bailout” should not have been given to the predatory corporations, “steadily – and stealthily,” Goldman Sachs and other banking elite were “carrying out a global coup d’tat.”
A portion of the book travels through names, descriptions and profiles of entities that have contributed to the present global “crisis.” Hartmann, however, ends with several possible solutions that may give hope to citizens.
Hartmann talks about “cooperatives”—companies that are owned by employees directly bringing $500 billion in revenue to about 42 million people. He speaks about the world “after the crash.” He warns:
“…be very careful that, in doing so, you don’t hand your generation of Economic Royalists another tool they can use to one again rise up like lords and kings to take control.”
THE FRONT LINES
Hartmann also warns: “In just over three decades, the Royalists have crept in to power, destroyed the fundamentals that supported a strong middle class, allowed Wall Street and corporate psychopaths to devour working people and transform the economy into a massive get-rich-quick scheme, and nearly crashed everything, only to rise again and promise to do the same thing all over again…this is the cancer stage of capitalism…this is where we are today.” (pp. 175-176)
Hartmann says elsewhere: “Meanwhile, large corporations, wealthy people, and banks are all making money simply playing with money. This ‘financialization’ of our economy is driving us to the edge of a massive crash. Policymakers, from the Fed to the IMF to the BIS to the US Congress and the White House should all be looking back at the lessons of the 1930s – because we’re about to learn them all over again.”
Hartmann believes the solution lies in the hands of people who know the possibility of a stable world at peace, and are willing to sacrifice and work and put themselves on the front lines of history to build a better world.” (p. 272)
“History – and the examples of Germany and Scandinavia – show us that high levels of unionization,” says Hartmann, “trade and taxation policies that favor the working class over the rich, and heavy regulation of the banking and speculative industries will build a strong and healthy working and middle-class, and thus a strong and healthy economy. Instead, the United States and much of the EU still cling to Thatchernomics and Reaganomics, and the result is the continuing decline of both economies.”
Several questions have circled Hartmann’s previous associations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Hartmann). Erdmann has even raised such questions about his possible associations with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in regards to his co-authoring a book that clearly attempts to point away from the CIA and to the mafia as the culprits of the Kennedy assassination (The Mafia andtheGovernment: TwoSidesofTheSameCoin, UFO DIGEST, and May, 2016).
One can only scratch their head at this point, as Hartmann’s book is decidedly a Left wing, Progressive diatribe against the established and coercive ‘ruling class’ which is about to bring down the walls of stability upon us.
The structure of the CIA has been traditionally to the Right Wing and the defense of the ruling class. What could be an explanation for such a political Condon drum? The possibilities to consider are that the CIA works with all fronts and sources, liberal or conservative (especially world-travelers such as Hartmann); and that Hartmann has had a change of heart as to the over-powering CIA grasp and does not see the CIA as the primary culprit in our present dilemma. Other researchers, such as James DiEugenio and Hugh Manatee Wins, felt Hartmann’s interest and sympathy for the CIA has been far too friendly (even though CIA personnel, going against critics viewpoints, see themselves as protectors of our democracy): would they go so far as to speak out against (through Hartmann) “the Royalist Ruling Elite”?
Murray N. Rothbard of the Mises Institute said in his book Leftand Right: AJournalofLibertarianThought, that the CIA as working through both political wings, Left or Right, depending on their inner needs; we quote at length and in its entirety:
“Such, then, is the face of Liberalism nakedly revealed for all to see. Here are men—and youths—willing, just as the Egg of Head was depicted in Barbara Garson’s brilliant MacBird, to accept any conditions in exchange for working within the corridors of Power. Here are men whining in terms of liberal rhetoric about the open society while they accept covert handouts and domination from America’s hired gang of patriotic thugs. And, when found out, worried about their ‘image’ and ‘credibility’ and about the poor ‘liberal’ wing of the CIA! Sheldon Sachs, president of the student government at the City College of New York, expressed not only the Liberal creed but the larger American Credo as well; in commenting on the affair he called it ‘grossly exaggerated’: ‘The funds have to come from somewhere.’ Yes, don’t they?
“Also illuminating is the revelation of the role of supposedly private and independent and charitable tax-exempt foundations in serving as covert conduits for CIA money. This sort of thing needs extensive investigation; part of it was revealed a few years ago in the pioneering work TheInvisibleGovernment, by David Wise and Thomas Ross, but obviously this was only the beginning of study of the problem.
“Above all, let us carry away from this affair the insight that, to put it baldly and bluntly, Liberalism is, in essence, a front for the CIA!”
Hartmann has never admitted that his CIA association blemished his private writings. Only time will tell if his book is truly ‘biting the hand that feeds him’ or are his ‘inner feelings speaking for his conscience’? Maybe honest, human error can explain some of this. Or, even, that there are those within the CIA and government that still uphold the Constitution and are truly concerned for our welfare.