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Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 38 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 8. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY: THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947 PART I : CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES (continued) 32. Ray, James Earl, Who Killed Martin Luther King?, Washington, D.C., National Press Books, 1992. Ray is the alleged assassin of MLK and is "confined in River Bend Penitentiary in Nashville, Tennessee." Summary: Documents strong circumstantial evidence that the FBI and Memphis Police were responsible for the assassination of MLK, and that Ray was framed, while "ballistic evidence and eyewitness accounts vindicate Ray." Evidence was tampered with, destroyed, and concealed. Official investigations were used to simply rubber stamp preordained conclusions that supported the official party line. Judges and witnesses were threatened, blackmailed, bribed, intimidated, told how to testify, illegally imprisoned, and murdered. The media was misused and manipulated by the FBI. The Senate Select Committee on Assassinations, the Department of Justice, and Judges knowingly allowed purjured testimony, placed bizarre limitations on the defendant's rights, lost entire files at convenient times, allowed violations of court orders to go without punishment, and rewarded clear violations of the defendant's rights by allowing them to go without consequences. Two hours prior to the shooting, Memphis police withdrew the detail assigned to protect MLK. Minutes after MLK was shot the murder weapon was found "packed neatly in a box, not something a killer is likely to do with a murder weapon when fleeing the scene. Ray was coerced into a guilty plea that was the product of fraud and deception. The only supposed eyewitness, Charles Stephens, later recanted his testimony. Another witness, James McCraw, witnessed Stephen's condition 2-3 minutes prior to the shooting. Stephens, a known alcoholic, was so intoxicated that he could not get up, let alone walk, and certainly not accurately identify a fast moving target. Numerous times Ray was told by FBI Agents, police, and prosecutors that unless he cooperated by giving a confession and self-incriminating statements, authorities might jail various members of his family. Two judges, who had ruled in favor of Ray, mysteriously died of alleged heart attacks in their chambers while studying papers on the King murder case and giving due consideration to a real trial for Ray. One of the phone numbers "Raoul" had given Ray was listed to a law enforcement officer. Another was listed to a motel owned by mobster Carlos Marcello. The man who made the connections between the Raoul phone numbers and their proper listing, and who then passed the information to Ray was found dead months later, allegedly a suicide. Ray's letters to his lawyer were intercepted, copied, and forwarded to the prosecutor, as well as to the FBI. This case of national interest had a bizarre 100-mile limit zone placed on Ray's legal right to subpoena. Certain documents that were legally subpoenaed were never produced, nor did the judge ever address this contempt. Two judges, in refusing Ray's request for a real trial, refused to address or refute Ray's arguments on their merit, but, instead hid behind judicial discretion and disregarded any and all points made. The media cooperated in influencing public opinion in disallowing Ray a trial, including misuse of the media to print blatant lies and unsubstantiated innuendo (i.e., that Ray yelled racial epithets while watching TV in jail in 1963-64 prior to the MLK assassination; but there were no TVs in Ray's jail until 1970). Ray's attorneys were never even admonished for entangling themselves in publishing contracts about the Ray case while Ray's trial was pending, an obvious conflict of interest. The Senate Select Committee on Assassinations was "covered by a succession of writers selected by their various employers for their ability to integrate new information into the official version of the case without changing its essential conclusions, and without lending credence to any perspectives challenging the official line." One judge labeled Ray "libel proof" (a practice rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court prior to the MLK case), virtually inviting the media to print fabrications about Ray. In 1967 Ray found a "business card bearing the initials L.E.A.A. stuck down between the seats of [his car] just after Raoul had traveled with him." Playboy magazine "claimed Law Enforcement Assistance Administration hadn't been created until August 1968. What Playboy didn't print was that there were two L.E.A.A. pilot projects in 1967, one in Newark, New Jersey and one in New Orleans. One of the phone numbers Raoul had given Ray was in New Orleans. It was later learned that a 15-year aide to Hefner had been convicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He supposedly committed suicide after being pressured by the government to implicate Hefner. One of Ray's attorneys received $11,000 in consultation fees from a publisher, "even though the contract he had supervised specified that no participants would be paid for the interview." Further, "the Tennessee Supreme Court's Board of Professional Responsibility...saw nothing unethical in this attorney receiving money when he had agreed not to...." Memphis officials and prosecutors destroyed and hid massive amounts of intelligence, documents, and evidence collected by the police department during the MLK assassination investigation. The media remained silent on the evidence destruction. Anonymously a photo of Raoul with his correct identification was sent to Ray. Ray forwarded it to his brother with a request for further investigation. His brother made a copy and sent the original in a package back to Ray. Ray received the package, but not the photo. A few days later his brother was arrested. Upon his release, he found that his house had been rifled and, among other things, his copy of the photo had been taken. Later Ray identified the photo as being that of one of Raoul's cohorts Ray had seen in the restaurant beneath the flophouse where the assassination allegedly occurred. Another witness in the Select Committee investigation died mysteriously and violently within one year of his involvement with the Committee. A former FBI Agent made serious allegations involving unethical and criminal acts on the part of the Select Committee's congressional agents. But, the Select Committee was allowed to conduct the investigation into these allegations against itself. The media blindly accepted the predictable results of that investigation. The Committee knowingly allowed perjured testimony from Mr. Eist, a former Scotland Yard employee, to corroborate the official party line, yet would not allow Ray's attorney time to investigate the perjury. The employee had been fired from Scotland Yard for participating in several jewel heists and for falsely claiming to have obtained confessions. The Committee concealed that knowledge. The Committee knew Eist was lying, as they had two FBI documents proving it. Further, at the time of Ray's incarceration, Mr. Eist claims he told a reporter, but not his superiors about Ray's "admissions." "One wonders why a policeman would tell a reporter and not his superiors about something so seemingly important, and why that reporter wouldn't rush the story into print." During the Committee hearings, Ray's testimony had been interrupted to read Mr. Eist's claims. Ray's attorney allowed the interruption on the condition that Ray would be allowed to come back to complete his testimony. But when Eist appeared to testify in person, the Committee announced that it had "reconsidered" and would not bring Ray back to testify, a fact over which one of the Committee staff resigned in protest. Yet, this testimony of Mr. Eist was cited by several members of the Committee as the primary factor leading them to conclude Ray to be the sole murderer. The Committee also allowed perjured testimony from Ray's former attorney who made false claims against Ray. When asked to substantiate his claim, he claimed he couldn't because Ray's entire file had been "lost" after giving the file to another attorney. The other attorney denied losing the file. But, none of this was investigated by the Committee. The chairman of the Committee knew but filed to mention that Ray's former attorney had previously been involved with the billionaire Hunt family of Texas, and had been indicted, along with two of H. S. Hunt's sons, for obstruction of justice, illegal wiretaps, and conspiracy charges. However, the case against Ray's former attorney was never concluded, but held in abeyance (for purposes that look suspiciously like strong-arming Ray's former attorney into corroborating the official party line). However, none of this can be proven as the Justice Department says it has "lost" the file on this matter. Canale, the MLK assassination prosecutor, wrote memos that verify that all negotiations and agreements to settle the case by a guilty plea were completed by December, 1968, prior to Ray ever even hearing about any proposal to plead guilty, and prior to defense having even investigated the case against Ray. The political expediency was clear: Avoid a trial in which the release of FBI or Memphis Police files might embarrass any officials. During the Committee hearings a media reporter offered Ray $220,000 and a parole if Ray would confess to MLK's murder. This offer was captured on tape by Ray's attorney, the transcription of which is "eloquent proof that the prosecution had no admissions" or confessions from Ray incriminating himself. During G. Robert Blakey's tenure as head of the Committee, he required all staff members to sign an agreement precluding them from publishing any information about the King case unless the House of Representatives or the CIA gave prior approval. On the back of the L.E.A.A. business card was the name Randy Rosen with a Miami address, a man who was actually Randy Rosenson, a government informant. When Ray mentioned this to the Committee, it "triggered a series of deceptive maneuvers designed to keep Rosenson under wraps." Rosenson's lawyer had been G. Wray Gill, a criminal attorney whose clientele included Carlos Marcello. Gill had also employed David Ferrie, a prior suspect in the JFK assassination. The FBI had a long-running campaign against MLK. J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO (COunter INTELligence PROgram) against MLK included Hoover having "samples of his agents' handiwork sent to King's wife, in hopes of breaking up their marriage and weakening his stature among blacks." A veteran FBI Agent, Arthur Murtagh, revealed that "he was asked to steal SCLC [King's organization] stationery and handwriting samples of top SCLC officials, presumably to forge incriminating notes and letters." FBI Agents sent King a letter urging King to kill himself or risk exposure. When King would visit friends, FBI Agents would call the Fire Department to falsely report a fire at that address to disrupt King. The FBI ran a wiretapping operation on King 24 hours a day. The FBI put King's name "on a list of names of Americans to be rounded up and imprisoned in the event of a national emergency." An FBI memo states, "(censored) stated to DeLoach that he was faced with the difficult problem of taking steps to remove King from the National picture...." Frank Holloman, a former FBI Agent, was in charge of the Memphis Police and Fire Department when MLK was assassinated. The only two black firemen stationed at the firehouse directly across the street from the Lorraine Motel (where MLK was assassinated) were transferred one day prior to King's assassination. Four hours prior to the assassination, the one black detective assigned to protecting King was also removed from the scene. When questioned about the transfer after the assassination, one black fireman was told it was because of unspecified threats on his life. Holloman gave evasive, vague, unsubstantiated answers. The other black detective, Redditt, was given similar unsubstantiated answers. Holloman summoned Redditt to a meeting wherein every head of every law enforcement agency was present. "'It was like a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this room, just before Dr. King was murdered, were the heads and seconds in command of I guess every law enforcement operation in this area you could think of. I had never seen anything like it before. The Sheriff, the Highway Patrol, Army Intelligence, the National Guard. You name it. It was in the room.' Strangely, though, the two police guards ordered to protect Redditt's life, did not station themselves outside Redditt's home and stay in radio contact with each other and Redditt, where they could have provided some real protection. Instead, they went with Redditt inside his home, where they could watch Redditt, but not protect him. 'If someone threw a bomb in a window, those two officers would just have been two more casualties. Then I really knew something was wrong.' Three days later Redditt was ordered back to work with no more mention of the 'contract' on him." After the assassination, there was an inexplicable thirty minute delay in getting the FBI into the MLK case. There has also been no explanation why it took the FBI fourteen days to come up with Ray's identity after he left behind his radio labeled with his ID number, a fact that would have immediately tipped the FBI to Ray's escapee status. Another suspicious element linking Raoul to the FBI and the FBI to the MLK murder is the fact that the first wave of wanted posters identified Ray as Eric Starvo Gault, the only name by which Raoul knew Ray. Another fact casting suspicion is the memo from FBI Agent DeLoach to Hoover suggesting that the FBI "quietly sponsor" a book that would tell the "true story" of the King case, adding that he wanted to see the bureau advise a friendly newspaperman "on a strictly confidential basis" that Loretta Scott King and Ralph Abernathy were "deliberately plotting to keep King's assassination in the news by pulling the ruse of maintaining the King murder was definitely a conspiracy, and not committed by one man, in order to keep the money coming to Mrs. King...we can do this without attribution to the FBI and without anyone knowing that the information came from a wiretap." (The FBI had maintained a wiretap a year after the assassination, despite the Attorney General's order to end such activity in 1966, in order to provide the bureau with ammunition to use against King's heirs and successors.) Baetz, a Committee investigator, threatened a witness, Spica, with jail unless Spica cooperated by perjuring himself to support the official party line. Spica stalled and then wore a wire to the next meeting with Baetz. Baetz "began by saying the Select Committee knew it couldn't sell the public 'a goofy-ass story about a lone nut killing King....' All Spica had to do was tell the Committee in public session" certain things to corroborate the official party line. Spica stalled again. At the next meeting with Baetz, "Spica handed [Baetz] a copy of the tape [from their last conversation] and told Baetz to get lost. On November 8, 1979 Spica was murdered when his car exploded as he tried to start it. A judge ordered Ray's attorney to first represent a material witness in the King case who was ordered jailed in order to later testify against Ray. Later, the same judge ordered the same attorney to represent Ray, an obvious conflict of interest. There was a hoax involving a second Mustang similar to Ray's immediately following the King assassination designed to draw the Memphis Police to another section of town, clearly an organized diversionary tactic. The courts illegally muzzled and imprisoned Grace Stephens, the one witness who was an eyewitness to the true assassin and who was also willing to testify that her husband was too drunk to identify anyone. This illegal imprisonment lasted for 10 years with no legal representation and no visitors. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 39 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- Mexican Peso Fall Hurts You =========================== By Martin Mann [From *The Spotlight*, January 9, 1995] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Before beginning, here is an excerpt from a previously posted "Conspiracy for the Day -- Special Edition" which went out on or about November 4, 1993. Lisa Fuentes, *American University* professor C-Span II, Broadcast 10/30/93 (Taped 10/26/93) [...] And most troublesome is the fact that, most likely, with most certainty, after the NAFTA treaty is passed -- if it passes, and I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't -- Mexico is probably going to implement a *peso* devaluation. The *peso* is, you know, seriously overvalued. This is, you know, one of the issues that most people want to brush under the table and not discuss at public hearings. But you know, the *peso* has been overvalued for a number of years and now it's getting to the point where there is not much flexibility about the issue. A devaluation is imminent. And what happens in connection to that? Well, the United States is not going to be able to sell exports to Mexico. [...] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [And now, from *The Spotlight*, January 9, 1995:] A shadowy consortium of Wall Street insiders and foreign speculators, with private links to the highest levels of the White House and Federal Reserve System, is skimming "billions, most probably tens of billions of dollars" in windfall profits from the collapse of the Mexican peso and other recent convulsions of the financial markets, economic analysts say. American taxpayers, still unaware that a stunning $9 billion of their money went down the drain during Christmas week as the Clinton administration tried (and failed) to bail out the sinking Mexican peso, now face losses "worse than the bloodletting of the savings and loan scandals," warned Dr. Aldo Milinkovich, a former U.S. Treasury economist who is now a corporate strategist in New York. Some $6 billion of the hurried handout was disguised as a so- called "currency swap" between the Federal Reserve and the Mexican central bank. In addition, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan quietly ordered an additional $3 billion made available as an "emergency stabilization fund" in order to save, not just the Mexican payments system, but the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), adopted barely a year ago, and now in dire peril. The expensive effort to halt the Mexican economy's nose-dive didn't work. "The opponents and critics of NAFTA [among whom this paper played a leading role] are now vindicated," admitted Dr. Emiliano Manelli, a UN economist specializing in Latin American studies. With the peso having lost almost half its value during the last nine days of December, and still falling, "dirt cheap" Mexican goods will soon begin to flood the wide-open U.S. market -- precisely the sort of calamity the promoters of NAFTA, led by Bill Clinton, swore would never happen, these sources warned. But for an inner circle of well-connected financiers and currency manipulators with behind-the-scenes access to confidential economic information, the money market upheavals of recent months represent "the biggest get-rich-quick bonanza anyone can remember," says another respected financial analyst who, having left Wall Street's leading statistical service this year to join a major investment bank, asked not to be quoted by name. "Just as predicted, this fraudulent free trade pact will end up hurting the workers, taxpayers and savings depositors of both the U.S. and Mexico," concluded Dr. Manelli. The ancient Romans asked: *Cui bono*? That is, who profits? Who gets the tax dollars? Not the peasants on either side of the border. Your tax dollars went to bail out the major investors; those with the greatest "exposure" when the peso tumbled, to wit: Citicorp, BankAmerica, Chase Manhattan Corp., Chemical Banking Corp., NationsBank Corp. and Bank of Boston Corp. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 40 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- GLOBAL 2000: EARTH FIRST! FOR THE "MASTER RACE" My transcript of a recent episode of a public access show, originating in Chicago, called "Broadsides". This episode featured independent researcher Sherman Skolnick, and author Mark Sato. Note that in the following I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with some or all of the views expressed. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: O.K. Haven't some in that field [genetics], have said that the different races are better off to have a larger [gene] pool, because the, for example the inbreeding of the British royal family has caused a lot of problems that not always gets published. That insanity grows in their family and the present royal family... MARK SATO: Quite true. Quite true, yes. SKOLNICK: ..has got some of their members "tucked away" someplace. And it was only one of the grocery magazines that pointed out that Queen Elizabeth (whatever her name is, over there) has got two cousins who uh, she insisted that they change their name in the "nut house" because... In other words, insanity goes from inbreeding. So having a large pool of genes, in the view of some that know about genetics, is actually better! SATO: Yes. That's true. But... Uh and these people are aware of that! These... SKOLNICK: So why could they want to build a "master race"? SATO: Well, they... You see, they believe that despite the fact that having a *variety* of genes in the gene pool is very good, they still would like to get rid of a lot of people. Because there's just "too many" people. Now you mentioned the royal family. Let me give ya a quote from Prince Phillip, who was the Duke of Edinburgh. And he favored animals over people! And what he said was, "Every new acre brought into cultivation" (that is, under farming) "means another acre denied to wild species." In other words, he was against it. He was against, he was against more farming. He wanted there to be more wildlife, because he didn't like people. So... SKOLNICK: O.K. But the point is, though, Hitler and what he stood for was promoting eugenics. In other words, he was more or less "pruning out" people. And the ones he didn't want -- the Jews, the gypsies, invalids, or whatever -- he sent 'em to concentration camp. Those that could work, he worked 'em to death. And the other ones died. And historical revisionists would have you believe that they didn't die because they were gassed (although I think that they were)... But in any case, we call that... SATO: They were just... No matter how they did it, they exterminated a lot of people. They did do that. SKOLNICK: Yeah, right. In other words, millions of people disappeared. But notice the problem here: the Catholic church promotes uh, "full speed ahead" on population. Which, it "bugs" me in a way. Because um, Pope John Paul I, according to the book by David Yallop called *In God's Name*, John Paul I was gonna revise their birth control opposition in that, to spawn children that you cannot feed is itself a sin. And to that extent they were gonna modify the Catholic church's program. Because you know, when the Pope comes visiting to the western hemisphere, he travels through all these heavily Catholic countries -- Mexico, Central America, South America -- and in so many words he says, "Full speed ahead." You know, "Manufacture as many children as you can!" Because he's against, you know, birth control. And the result is, that their only cash crop is *dope*. And so, I mean, nobody candidly comes right out in front and says, "Well. Everything south of the United States is based on dope." They don't grow anything that's that worthwhile other than, you know, I mean marijuana, the uh, and so on. What about that? Is there some contradiction between what the Pope is doing and what the eugenics people are doing? I mean what, what's... SATO: Of course there's a dichotomy. SKOLNICK: Yeah, well what about it? What's a dichotomy? SATO: The division. In other words, on one side you have people who want to get rid of most of the people on the face of the earth. And on the other hand you have people who want there to be *more* people on earth. And in the case of the Vatican, they would like there to be more people... SKOLNICK: More Catholics! SATO: ..because, it means more Catholics! More money in the plate! SKOLNICK: O.K. but notice: David [Yallop] -- His book came out in 1983 and it seems to be well-documented. And he took the position that, after 33 days, they poisoned John Paul I because of his policies. And he [Yallop] proved that there *was* such a policy and that's why they killed him [John Paul I]. Of course, the Michael Sindona scandal, the Mafia and the Vatican Bank had somethin' to do with the death of John Paul I. But the thesis of his book is that they poisoned him after 33 days as the Pope because he wanted to modify the uh, the birth control opposition of the Catholic church. Listen. The Catholic church is not noted for being the greatest, clever people of the 20th century! I mean it was only up until 1806 that you could be thrown out of the church for alleging that the earth was not flat. SATO: It's not? SKOLNICK: I mean... Well, all right. In other words, there *was* the flat earth committee. Now up 'til 1806, the Catholic church was the flat earth committee. You could be expro... Not expropriated, but... What's the word? SATO: Excommunicated. SKOLNICK: Excommunicated or re-communicated or *whatever*, for saying that the world is round! So in other words, there is a dichotomy. You're saying that there's some that wanted to limit the population, and the others wanted uncontrolled population. SATO: Right. Right. But the people who want to control population -- they just think that there's too many people and they're sucking up all the earth's resources. SKOLNICK: And the Hitler movement was part of that? SATO: They were part of it. Now. And of course, the whole idea was sponsored by the U.S. and British bankers, the Harriman family being foremost. One of their progeny, George Herbert Walker Bush, is *also* a population control freak. Despite... SKOLNICK: Is he? SATO: Oh yeah. Despite... He's one of the leading promoters of population control legislation... SKOLNICK: Well later in this program we're gonna discuss what *he* did to "control" population. I mean, something bloody, brutal, and... SATO: But you know, getting back to the Nazis. Just in case people think that the Nazis were *only* trying to get rid of what *they* considered to be people who were infirm or less than "genetically whole". A Berlin attorney named Ludwig Fluugen(sp?) said that "great talent is associated with defects or weaknesses in other organs. I call these persons, 'superiority afflicted'." In other words, they're afflicted with superiority! Not with *in*feriority. SKOLNICK: Well under Hitler's program, a lot of those that were hunchbacks or cripples, whatever, would've been eliminated. And throughout history, some of the great scientists were uh, "irregulars". In other words (you know what I mean), they were either too short or they limped or they had a hunchback. Or whatever. But under Hitler... SATO: And in addition... SKOLNICK: Under Hitler's program they would've had only blonde, 6-foot high people. SATO: But that wasn't really the only real problem, Sherman. The real problem was that these people were *intellectually* superior, and therefore, able to have great influence in the community. They didn't want those people around, telling people, "Hey. These Nazis are out of their minds!" *That* was one of the big problems. SKOLNICK: So you're saying that the 6-foot high, blonde-haired, teutonic German types, that were found dead on so many battlefields in the Second World War, were not the intelligentsia, the very clever types? SATO: Well they got rid of them at home! *Before* they ever got to the battlefield. They had... Sherman, that's very common in many dictatorships, where the dictator has to get rid of the intelligentsia, because they're the only ones who can influence the people against the dictatorship! SKOLNICK: All right, so what was Hitler's point? What was Hitler trying to do: weed out the thing and make a "master race"? SATO: Well... Yeah. SKOLNICK: Well what... This is, this is gonna fall hard on some people: isn't that the same point that the FBI does? The FBI had a program, which was brought out... SATO: It's a "pogrom", Sherman. SKOLNICK: Yeah! It was brought out by an FBI agent named Freedman (maybe he was the only Jew in the FBI), but he pointed out that his supervisors have more or less reached the conclusion -- he testified before Congress -- that blacks are "inferior" and therefore, even if they get elected, they should be "framed", removed from office by "frame ups", and if that didn't work, the implication was to "knock 'em off"! Poison them, kill them. So in other words, there are Nazi mentalities in the United States. SATO: Yeah, that's getting a little ahead of us. Yeah. But that's essentially correct. SKOLNICK: In other words, the [unclear] mentioned theory of the FBI higher- ups is on this same Nazi principle, right? [Unclear] means like, "neanderthal". In other words, higher-ups in the FBI... SATO: [Unclear] SKOLNICK: Yeah. In other words, the FBI theory is that the Afro-Americans are "inferior", they're neanderthals, they don't belong here, and they shouldn't be in office. And therefore, "frame" 'em, jail 'em, or if necessary, poison them. SATO: That's the same philosophy of... SKOLNICK: It's a Hitler philosophy! SATO: ..of the Hitler philosophy, but *also* of the people who are promoting population control today! 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 41 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- GLOBAL 2000: EARTH FIRST! FOR THE "MASTER RACE" My transcript of a recent episode of a public access show, originating in Chicago, called "Broadsides". This episode featured independent researcher Sherman Skolnick, and author Mark Sato. Note that in the following I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with some or all of the views expressed. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] MARK SATO [continues]: And to give you an example: after the Nazis kind of "went away"... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well that's your theory that they went away. SATO: Well... SKOLNICK: I don't think they went away at all. SATO: Well, they were... SKOLNICK: I think they're still here! SATO: ..they were, allegedly, defeated. But, of course, they *didn't* go away, precisely because the people who sponsored the idea of eugenics didn't go away. SKOLNICK: ..a eugenics society in the United States promoting this? SATO: By and large, the idea of eugenics has floated over to the environmental people. SKOLNICK: Really? SATO: Pollution control and... SKOLNICK: Pollution's about the same thing? SATO: Yeah. Pollution control means population control, because the more people you have the more pollution you have, and the more danger we all face because there's "too many" people on the face of the earth! SKOLNICK: And the aristocracy, a few years ago, through one of their secret society meetings -- the Bilderbergs or Trilateral Commission, whatever -- say, "Hey. All you in the aristocracy! Promote environmental. We gotta have..." Where'd they have their conference? In Brazil or something? They had some big conference: "Promote the Environment". SATO: Just recently they had the Cairo Conference. SKOLNICK: O.K. So, but what you're saying is, this is just another word for eugenics, SATO: That's right. SKOLNICK: ..to "weed out" what they feel are "inferior" people. SATO: Now most of the environmentalists are, consider themselves liberal. And they would be horrified of this idea that you would *pick* the, for the most part, the people of color to get rid of because there's "too many" people on the face of the earth. But that, by and large, is what they *really* are saying, despite their perhaps, ignorance... SKOLNICK: Well they have the media on their side. SATO: ..the real meaning of their movement. SKOLNICK: I mean, they have the media on their side. Because, I mean, who do ya see as what I call "anchor faces", anchor people? "Blonde- haired dummies", as I call 'em. With a few token Oriental- Americans and a few... Like Linda Yu, over here, who's connected with the Chinese royal family... SATO: Well they are indeed, Sherman, they are indeed tokens. Because the modern science... I don't really wanna call it "science". But the modern philosophy of eugenics is, was fathered by Bertrand Russell. SKOLNICK: What about him? SATO: Well Bertrand Russell, who was a British (and I hesitate to use the word "philosophy")... SKOLNICK: I thought he was for peace? That's the only time I heard of Bertrand Russell, I heard he was... SATO: Well... Bertrand Russell was *for* peace -- as in, "rest in peace" -- for most of the people of the earth. He said, "The white population of the world will soon cease to increase. The asiatic races will be longer, and the negroes still longer, before their birth rate falls sufficiently to make their numbers stable without help of war and pestilence." And of course, he *did* mean to impose war and pestilence on the asians and the, what he called "negroes". "Until that happens, the benefits aimed at by socialism can only be partially realized." (He was a socialist.) "And the less prolific races will have to defend themselves" -- Wait a minute -- "will have to defend themselves by methods which are disgusting, even if they are necessary." SKOLNICK: I... He either mis-used the term socialism, in applying to himself... But there is a certain... SATO: Never mind, Sherman. That's a *whole* different thing. Let's not get off on that tangent. Don't worry about... Don't worry about Mr. Russell's mis-using the word, because he wants to mis-use the entire planet! So don't worry about that little item. SKOLNICK: So, in other words, he was for "peace" from the standpoint of "rest in peace". Well all right. SATO: Right. Now the progress of Mr. Russell's ideas wound up in a report called "Global 2000". SKOLNICK: Which is the title of this show. SATO: Which is the title of this show. This big report, which was authored under the auspices of the Jimmy Carter administration. And of course, he is running around the world promoting the ideals of Global 2000. SKOLNICK: I thought he was a born-again something. SATO: Well... That's what he says. But anyway... SKOLNICK: He's evidently not a born-again geneticist. SATO: ..here comes the number you were looking for, Sherman. "Global 2000 proposes that the population of the earth be lowered to 2 billion." Now of course... SKOLNICK: By what means? SATO: Well they don't say, exactly. But they want to lower it [to] 2 billion by the year 2000! That's why the report's called "Global 2000". There's 5.6 billion people on the face of the planet right now. Which means that they're gonna have to get rid of 3.6 billion people! SKOLNICK: Well there's two ways you can do it. SATO: In six years! SKOLNICK: Well, no. There's two ways: they can start a nuclear war which endeavors to "knock off" a lot of people. I don't know where the aristocracy is gonna go; they're gonna go off in a missile to the moon or something. SATO: Well, Sherman... [...contention for who will speak...] Wait, wait. Before you go on! You shoot these things off, and then let me get a chance to... SKOLNICK: Six years! They want to "knock off" that many... SATO: They want to "knock off" that many people. But guess who says that it's a great way to do it?! What you just said, atomic war -- Robert S. McNamara, the former head of the World Bank, says that's, you know, "Nuclear war is great." SKOLNICK: He's not a dummy. He was among what they called the "Wiz Kids"... SATO: Of course he's not a dummy! And he knows what he's talking about! He knows how to wipe people off the face of the earth with a bunch of nuclear weapons. And he'd like to do it. SKOLNICK: Well. I don't... SATO: Because he says that the single biggest obstacle to progress on this planet is that there are "too many" people in the developing countries. So we can't have progress on the rest of the planet unless those people get "jettisoned" off the planet! SKOLNICK: O.K. But let me understand this. In what way does the eugenics differ from genocide? SATO: It doesn't! SKOLNICK: It's about the same thing. SATO: It's the same thing! SKOLNICK: In other words, it should be "eugenics/genocide". SATO: Genocide. And in a way, it's even more than genocide. It's like "geneticide" because they want to kill the bad genes... SKOLNICK: You know, it's very odd. Because the ultra-right wing does a very odd thing: they use their newspapers to fight any treaty that has to do with genocide. And they twist it out of shape and says, "Well it's *bad* for the people." SATO: Well that's because the "Genocide Treaty", as it's called, is really not about genocide. SKOLNICK: Yeah, O.K. SATO: That's a misnomer. It really doesn't apply. SKOLNICK: But in other words, these eugenics, this genocide -- who is it directed against? Against people of color? SATO: It's directed *mostly* at people of color. But it's really, not really necessarily a racial thing. It's more of a class thing. Let me give you an example. SKOLNICK: A class thing. SATO: Let me give you an example. In December of '74, there was a National Security Study Memorandum, number 200, which was authored by Henry Kissinger -- formerly known as "Heinz" Kissinger, because he's actually a German. A German *zafardi*(?), by the way. And it was called, "The Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests." And it was about the national security of the United States. Now understand: whenever somebody says, "national security", they're talking a treasonous thing. Because whenever people talk about "national security" of the United States, they're saying, "*We* want to discuss something that is so horrendous that nobody in their right minds would discuss it..." SKOLNICK: By the way, you brought up one angle of the Second World War, the European angle, the Holocaust and so on... SATO: Wait, wait, wait. Before you go back... SKOLNICK: And that was genocide. SATO: Right. Before you go back, let me finish this, let me finish this. This National Security Memorandum expressed the fear that population growth in the Third World "will threaten U.S. strategic raw material supplies." In other words, too many people, say, in certain countries, in Latin America, would *threaten* the ability of the United States to access those strategic raw materials. Now. What right we have to dictate how we get our strategic raw materials is of a little bit of interest. But anyway, the countries that Kissinger targeted for this "problem" of overpopulation were India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia, and Columbia. He wanted "to inhibit the wishful thinking that economic development will solve the problem of overpopulation." In other words, there is *no* economic development that would help; we must get *rid* of the people. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 42 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- GLOBAL 2000: EARTH FIRST! FOR THE "MASTER RACE" My transcript of a recent episode of a public access show, originating in Chicago, called "Broadsides". This episode featured independent researcher Sherman Skolnick, and author Mark Sato. Note that in the following I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with some or all of the views expressed. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: But come back to my point. The Second World War, in... to put it in its simplest form, was a form of genocide... MARK SATO: That's correct. SKOLNICK: ..directed against the, whatever you wanna call 'em, the "unwanted" of Europe... SATO: Right. SKOLNICK: ..And, you know, it is now becoming evident, fifty years, you know, after the Second World War, that 6 months before they dropped their genocide bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 6 months before that, Emperor Hirohito was already negotiating through Switzerland to end the war. And our side didn't want to end the war! So all this hoopla that they've made in the "history" books that "we dropped the atomic bomb because the Japanese were gonna fight to the death and we were gonna lose a million troops storming their homeland" -- we Americans rejected a genuine effort to end the war... SATO: Now don't say "we Americans". The *elite* who were controlling... SKOLNICK: Yeah, right. That doesn't include the rest of us... SATO: That's right. SKOLNICK: ..that were alive at the time. SATO: We had no say... SKOLNICK: The common people. Yeah, you're right. But the point is, notice the genocide application: they *had* the atomic bomb early enough; they could've dropped it on Hitler! On Germany. They didn't do it. See, 'cause that didn't fit their genocide. They dropped it on the people of color -- which would be the Japanese. And you know, you know what... To this day, they don't talk about Nagasaki. I mean, Hiroshima -- they dropped *another* bomb on Nagasaki! I mean, so we now know, fifty years later, it was unnecessary. They could've ended the war. And all this stuff in the "history" books, that *that* ended the war, is false. SATO: That is correct. SKOLNICK: In other words, it was strictly genocide. Why? Because the burgeoning population of the eastern world, the Japanese, was disturbing the ultra-rich of this country in some way. I mean, they were wanting to broaden out their markets, they needed oil, this and that. We strangled 'em, and after we strangled 'em on metal and oil, they rose up and they bombed Pearl Harbor -- which was a natural thing! I mean, you strangle somebody, he's gonna resist, or "croak"! [CN -- Not to say, by any means, that the Japanese were all angels during WWII. In my view, Skolnick is essentially correct. However another motive for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was that these politicians and these "scientists" had a new toy that they were dying to try out. Also, Skolnick's view of the so- called "strangling" of Japan by the U.S. is one-sided: Japan was also an imperialist power, in its turn "strangling" other nations.] And so the "history" books -- they've left some things out. They've left out the genocide angle in all this. SATO: Right. And so, what your example really points up is that Robert McNamara's insistence that nuclear war is a "good" way to get rid of people is a... we should take that very seriously because he is from the same group of people who would be *quite* willing to bomb the crap out of everybody on the face of the planet, simply because they need to get rid of some people! And that's the *only* reason. That's all the reason they need. SKOLNICK: Listen. Is the bottom line, is it your view from researching all this, that these devils really and seriously, in the remaining few years of the 20th century, would do this "Global 2000" and want to get rid of "x" number of people? SATO: Sure. SKOLNICK: How? SATO: By nuclear war. By famine. By disease -- AIDS is one of the ways in which they have decided to get rid of a lot of people. SKOLNICK: Do I gather that they have "written off" Africa as undesireable? SATO: That's what I just said: AIDS is one of the ways in which they're gonna try and get rid of people. And that... AIDS is a weapon that has been pointed... SKOLNICK: Most at Africa. SATO: ..most dreadfully, at Africa. Yes. SKOLNICK: Yeah they talk about these other famines caused by civil wars. But the main thing that's killing off Africa is AIDS. And it's not from green monkeys... SATO: No, we engineered AIDS in this country. SKOLNICK: At Fort Meade, or wherever. SATO: That's right. We engineered AIDS: both HIV-I and HIV-II... SKOLNICK: In Maryland. That was the mad doctors of... SATO: ..were engineered in this country. SKOLNICK: ..the Central Intelligence Agency, at least *I* believe, that created AIDS. And I wouldn't say it was a thing that got out of control. It may have been intentional... SATO: No, it wasn't a thing that got out of control. It was intentionally introduced into Africa, HIV-II, was intentionally introduced into Africa for the purpose of wiping them out! *Because*, [sarcastically] <> SKOLNICK: O.K. But call... SATO: And they threaten our "national security" interests. SKOLNICK: You were the one that did a big research project that we used on an earlier program, maybe a year or more ago, about AIDS, that basically it -- since the homosexuals were considered "not desireable" for the Army, I mean, [sarcastically] <> SATO: That's right. Well, one more "national security" risk. They were considered a "national security" risk. And therefore... SKOLNICK: So, in other words... SATO: ..it was allowed to get rid of... HIV-I was introduced... SKOLNICK: So... SATO: ..into the homosexual community. SKOLNICK: ..AIDS, in its simplest form, is a genocide attack on certain categories... SATO: There is no question about it. SKOLNICK: But they allege (if you believe the media at all) that it is targeting heterosexuals in some way or another. So it... SATO: Well, O.K. SKOLNICK: ..it, the "mad doctor" thing got out of hand. SATO: No, no, no. SKOLNICK: ..they intended it to "wipe out" the gay community. SATO: No, no. It didn't -- yes, wipe 'em out. But also... SKOLNICK: >From a national... SATO: ..You see... SKOLNICK: ..security standpoint: "They're not suitable to be in the Army -- get rid of 'em! Kill 'em all!" SATO: You see, it *has* gone into the heterosexual population. But *how* has it gone into the heterosexual population? One of the other *key* groups that HIV-I is attacking are intravenous drug users. They were also a target. SKOLNICK: So there's a contradiction, a dichotomy there. 'Cause there is the CIA and the aristocracy bringing *in* the dope. Then after they get 'em hooked on dope, you're saying, "Well. Now we're gonna kill 'em!" [laughs] SATO: There will *always* be a market for dope. SKOLNICK: There's a contradiction there! SATO: No, no. There will always be a market for dope. They're not worried about that, one little bit. So they'd just as soon kill them off, and... SKOLNICK: This very bizarre thought occurred to me. I don't know how it's gonna fly, but just let me try to fly it: Hitler, in its simplest form, was more fair on the genocide thing than *these* guys. He didn't start with the biological thing. I mean, he rounded up the "undesireables", put 'em in concentration camps -- uh, next to I.G. Farben's facilities for artificial gasoline and all that kind of stuff. SATO: ..Rockefeller... SKOLNICK: Yeah! And worked 'em to death, and killed off those that he didn't work to death. In some way he was more (what is the word?)... the word "fair" isn't it. He was more "straight in front" [i.e. "up front"]. *Now* they're saying, "Oh! This strange disease 'showed up' that's killing the people." And we don't have a devil! We can't point the [unclear] and says, "Hey! That's where it's comin' from." You see what I'm saying? In other words, Hitler was a known devil. Where are the known devils? Where *is* the Euthanasia Society? Where is the Eugenics Society? What's their address? Do ya know it? SATO: They're in the Chase Manhattan Bank. SKOLNICK: Well that's the, that's the proper place for them to be! [laughs] SATO: It's largely, largely funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and other, similar foundations set up by the super-rich. SKOLNICK: In other words, they're not prepared to come right out in front and say, "Hey. We're against these people. We set off this epidemic bomb, this AIDS thing. We're gonna get rid of all these people. And if ya don't leave, we're gonna ship ya to some godforsaken island in the Pacific and starve ya to death." [laughs] In other words... I don't mean to laugh or joke, but in other words, the entire thing is, is evil. And what? And they're promoting books and stuff that they're gonna work the population down, or... SATO: Well, of course. Yeah. There's a lot of different ways that... SKOLNICK: ..line 'em up and machine gun 'em to death. SATO: There's a lot of different ways that they're subtly killing people, which don't appear to be genocidal. I mean, usually when people think of genocidal things, they usually think of war and... SKOLNICK: So that the introduction... SATO: At least *purposeful* genocide. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 43 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- GLOBAL 2000: EARTH FIRST! FOR THE "MASTER RACE" My transcript of a recent episode of a public access show, originating in Chicago, called "Broadsides". This episode featured independent researcher Sherman Skolnick, and author Mark Sato. Note that in the following I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with some or all of the views expressed. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right. So that the ultra-rich, then, have introduced dope, on a big scale, into the United States. Why? First of all, they want to enrich themselves. But secondly, they have genocide in mind, right? MARK SATO: That's right. SKOLNICK: Because I... SATO: To give you an example: they are perfectly aware that narcotic drug use is very dangerous. Thirty-one percent of all New Yorkers who were murdered last year were murdered because of drug use! SKOLNICK: Do you believe it's a... SATO: So it's a very dangerous thing -- not only that they're using drugs, but also it tends to make them become dead. I mean... SKOLNICK: But tell me if this generality is suitable: that sometimes the (what is the word?), some of the better-educated people in the black community somehow get onto the drugs. Is that a generality that makes any sense? SATO: Well it makes sense... SKOLNICK: ..way to get rid of 'em. SATO: Well, here. Here's an interesting question: why is it that these drug dealers, whose (at the lowest level, anyway), whose main idea is, "I wanna make some money!" All right? "I wanna make some money, dealing drugs." *Why* do they go to the poorest communities to try and make money? Does that make sense? SKOLNICK: No, they're not sellin' it there. They're sellin' it to suburbanites... SATO: Well then, how... SKOLNICK: ..who come to a certain corner. SATO: Sherman, now they are, finally. They are now. But what you just said before -- "They go into a black neighborhood and they sell." SKOLNICK: To kill 'em. SATO: *Why* would a profit-seeking entrepreneur, drug dealer, want to go into the *poorest* neighborhoods -- a black neighborhood, an hispanic neighborhood -- and sell drugs!? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense, does it? *Unless* their philosophy is exactly like the British was, back when they introduced opium into China for the purpose of... SKOLNICK: To subdue 'em. SATO: ..for the purpose, not necessarily of profit -- although they *did* make a profit, because they rolled over the Chinese economy -- but it was to control the Chinese. It is that... SKOLNICK: Through the opium dens... SATO: It is that purpose which is causing the introduction, wholesale, for this century, into the black communities and hispanic communities of narcotic drugs. That's what *I* see it as. It is a form of eugenics. It is a form of getting rid of people, purposely, using narcotics *as* *a* *weapon*. SKOLNICK: What you're saying, which is borne out by the census reports... And that there seems to be an *attack* on black males between the age of, what? Fifteen to thirty-two? SATO: Go younger: as soon as they get out of the womb -- *if* they come out of the womb -- from that time, they are targets. SKOLNICK: What bothers me is, that occasionally the media tells you the truth, but not in a proper context. For example, they interview some people... They interviewed some kids in Roseland that were eleven years old, twelve years old, in this recent flare-up there [i.e., circa November, 1994, the story of the eleven year old alleged gunman who, in turn, was murdered in Chicago]. And some of these young people said, "I..." (in so many words), "I live from day to day. And I don't know if I'll get killed on the way to school or..." In other words, they're actually... SATO: Always at risk. SKOLNICK: Yeah. They're always at risk. As if... But you see the problem is, the media has you believe that it's just another black causing the risk, when it's the introduction of dope into the black community that's causing the genocide. SATO: *And*, along with the introduction of guns -- which always follows the drugs. And so you have this lethal combination of drugs and guns which is introduced into the community. SKOLNICK: But in other words, is the thesis of your research that the United States has taken over where Hitler left off? SATO: Not the United States, necessarily. SKOLNICK: Is it the American aristocracy? SATO: Yes. The American and the British aristocracy, which has taken this over. SKOLNICK: Who *have* no country. I mean, their country... SATO: Their "country" is *money*. That's their "country". SKOLNICK: Well now notice this (which I don't think this is a digression), but in this recent Gulf War there was something about that that really bothered me. The media played it up and... First of all, the media was forbidden to ever show bodies. So all ya saw were their tanks blown up on highways, their trucks and all that. But you never... You weren't allowed to see any bodies! You couldn't have any wire service, any "photo pool" or whatever, photograph bodies and show *you* that on the evening "news". SATO: "Nobody died." SKOLNICK: Well wait a minute! Something happened there... SATO: It was a "wonderful" war. SKOLNICK: ..Something happened there which, there was a documentary -- but it was only shown in one place in Chicago. And I think our moderator [Cliff Kelley] saw it. At the close of this short war, our side killed 100,000 young Iraqis under a flag of surrender. Hey. I consider myself a good American. I've lived in Chicago all my life... uh, I'm not proud of this. With the yellow ribbons and the marching, and victory parades. And some of the pilots said, "It was like shooting fish in a barrel!" There's only one other time in all of history when one side killed the other side under a flag of surrender, and that was in the Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. And the German army, in a moment of desperation, killed about 60 or 70 Americans with their hands up... SATO: So we got that beat, don't we? SKOLNICK: *One-hundred* *thousand*! And most Americans don't know about it. When I mention this, they says, "Has it been on the evening 'news'?" I says, "No. It's not allowed!" Imagine. 100,000 Iraqis, under a flag of surrender, were slaughtered. SATO: And of course, that's on *top* of the hundreds of thousands, the millions, who were killed during the Iran-Iraq War of the '80s, which lasted for nine years. SKOLNICK: And we *now* understand... SATO: Which was *our* provocation and the provocation of the Israeli Mossad. SKOLNICK: And we now understand (fifty years later) that the great atomic bomb destruction of Japan was unnecessary. The Hiro... Hirohito wanted peace through Switzerland, six months before. We rejected it. So I mean, there's been genocide going on again and again and again. SATO: Right. And it's going on right now in Africa... SKOLNICK: The AIDS thing. SATO: Not just the AIDS thing, but all the, the wars of attrition, the famine, and the disease that's going on right now. The war in Rwanda has cost 500,000 dead. Upwards of 500,000. SKOLNICK: By the way... SATO: *Plus* the ones who are still dying. SKOLNICK: I don't wanna go into the whole Rwanda thing. But the thing that the press never mentions about Rwanda is that the French colonialists, the ones that, over the decades, instigated the "tribal" thing... Notice: French troops came in there... [CN -- Skolnick does not expand on this reference. I have as my source a local radio show of good credibility, "News From Neptune", that the two warring tribes in Rwanda were created arbitrarily by the French colonialists, during their occupation. In other words, the two "tribes" that were slaughtering each other were an artificial creation. I forget how exactly the French divided them; it may have been according to height.] SATO: But the British, the British intelligence knocked the plane... SKOLNICK: Yeah. SATO: ..out of the air. Um, oh gosh. I'm gonna have to... SKOLNICK: With the two presidents that died. SATO: Yeah. Juvenal [unclear] was assassinated in a plane crash which was arranged by British intelligence for the purpose of starting this war! [CN -- The slaughter in Rwanda began after a plane, carrying the leaders of the two "tribes", crashed. Sato (LaRouche says this also) is saying that the plane was sabotaged in order to instigate the subsequent war and horrible slaughter. By the way, you may be wondering: Why didn't those slaughtered Rwandans defend themselves? Answer: They had no guns.] SKOLNICK: Now the right wing -- to their credit, at the moment -- from their paper [CN -- Uh-oh, could Skolnick perhaps mean *The Spotlight*?] (which I don't always agree with their politics) have been playing up that there's something odd going on in *this* *country*. That we're facing, possibly, martial law. By the way, I once addressed a political science class at Northeastern Illinois... At DeKalb. Northern Illinois University [CN -- My alma mater]. And guess how they spelled "martial law"? SATO: Never mind. SKOLNICK: They didn't know how to spell it. But the point is, what are all these foreign troops doing on American soil now? In other words, are they planning some genocide against we, more common Americans? And who do they have in mind? SATO: I think that relates to the questions that were asked soldiers. In May of this year, they asked American GIs, this year [1994], whether they would *shoot* Americans, under certain given conditions. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 44 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- GLOBAL 2000: EARTH FIRST! FOR THE "MASTER RACE" My transcript of a recent episode of a public access show, originating in Chicago, called "Broadsides". This episode featured independent researcher Sherman Skolnick, and author Mark Sato. Note that in the following I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with some or all of the views expressed. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And so they were disqualified. And the ones that said, "Yes"... MARK SATO: Well... SKOLNICK: ..proceeded to the next step in the project? SATO: ..Well, no. Obviously they have a problem. Especially if... SKOLNICK: *Who* has a problem? SATO: GIs. If they are sent into a... Let's say they're sent into an African-American community and they're told, "This community is out of control. Go in there and impose martial law. And if anybody moves, shoot 'em." Now there's quite a large minority of the GIs, in this country, who are African-American. Now... SKOLNICK: They're trying to get 'em out! They're trying to whittle them down, out of the army! SATO: Now, now, now, Sherman. Nevertheless -- Hey. They're not gonna whittle 'em down in six years, Sherman. There's gonna be plenty of 'em in the army at the time at which they're going to promote and provoke problems in African-American communities and send troops in there for the purpose of gunning down as many people as they can. SKOLNICK: Well, notice this... SATO: O.K.? Wait a minute, Sherman! And so, when they ask black GIs, "Will you shoot Americans?", they really know that, you know, anybody who's got half a brain understands what the question really means. It means, "Will I shoot my brother, in his own community, in his doorway?" That's what it really means. SKOLNICK: But notice: some of us view the Vietnam War in very cynical terms. In the '60s, from all these civil rights marches [by] Dr. King and others, there were rising expectations... SATO: By the way, Sherman. Before you get into that, I'd just like to make one very important point about these African-American GIs *in* a situation in which they would be required (unless they wanted to be hung) to shoot their brothers -- and that is that, the situation in Roseland that you mentioned has caused the FBI to go into the Roseland community, to be, to mingle with the police... SKOLNICK: The gestapo! SATO: Yeah, the gestapo. ..to mingle with the police. And this is a first strike, in the black communities in Chicago, to start provoking the African- American [unclear] into... SKOLNICK: Federal police. SATO: Wait a minute. Sherman. Quiet. ..into a situation in which there will be the requirement that American GIs, and black GIs, be sent into this community for the distinct purpose of wiping out their brothers! SKOLNICK: On the excuse that there's... SATO: ..there's trouble. SKOLNICK: There's dope that the CIA brought in. SATO: There's dope, there's guns, which has been brought in by the British and American... SKOLNICK: All right. But notice this genocide problem, that this is an ongoing thing. During the Vietnam War, the black population of the United States was eleven-and-a-half percent. But they constituted twenty-six percent of those that were in the jungles in Vietnam. Blacks. People of color. Now what was the problem at that time, and from a cynical standpoint? Dr. King and others, because of the marching, was getting the blacks with rising expectation: equal employment, "they're gonna have a house", "they're gonna have a job", and so on. And how did LBJ [President Johnson] deal with this? With the body bags. He sent 'em over there to be slaughtered! That's how he dealt with their rising expectations. *And*, here's the "national security" question, the so-called. When Dr. King, in April of '67 made a speech, what'd he say? He says, "*I* am going to go to Vietnam to tell black GIs not to slaughter yellow-skinned people in somebody else's civil war." So he was implying the genocide angle right there. And of course, a year to the day, they slaughtered him. SATO: Sherman... SKOLNICK: On "national security" reasons! SATO: Sherman, you make, you made an even *more* important point at the outset: that is... SKOLNICK: ..yellow people... SATO: No, no, no. ..that King was trying to hold out hope for economic development of the African-American communities. *That* is *verboten*. You cannot do that. What'd they say in this National Security Study Memorandum written by Henry Kissinger? They said, "*Forget* about economic development." Now what is the biggest problem in the African- American communities today with regard to economic situations? Lack of jobs! Now. They're not gonna *get* any jobs! Why? Because Clinton has passed, has rammed through, GATT and NAFTA. And we have turned the American economy from an economy with 250 million consumers, into an economy, into a *world* economy, where there are 5.6 billion consumers, many of whom are earning 19 cents an hour. And we're gonna ask the African-Americans who don't have jobs to compete with 19-cents-an-hour labor? It ain't gonna happen. So you see, Sherman... The problem today is that GATT and NAFTA have completely foreclosed any hope for education, for jobs, in the African-American community. It is *done*. It's over with. SKOLNICK: So they're using, insofar as... Well, Mexico was [unclear] with... SATO: But you see, Sherman, that is *why* they have to be panicked about what's going to happen in the African-American communities when people finally figure out that there *is* *not* gonna be any more education, there's *not* gonna be jobs. It's 19 cents an hour. SKOLNICK: All right, let's see if this fits in with your thesis there: Mexico is principally Indians. People of color. And therefore, this whole NAFTA thing, to use them as cheap labor: does that fit into your genocide theory in some way? SATO: Sure. NAFTA now... And the people in the State Department want to lower the population of Mexico from over 60 million to under 20 million. SKOLNICK: How? SATO: Hey folks, there's a group out there called "Chiapas", which is gonna start provoking civil war like crazy in Mexico. And they're going to cause a *tremendous*, devastating war in Mexico which wipes out over 40 million people. SKOLNICK: O.K. So wait a minute. So this uh, your thesis is that this putting an FBI task force -- according to the September 8th, '94 issue of the *[Chicago] Tribune*, which is right on the front page: "FBI Task Force Joins City Police to Fight Gangs". That's their excuse! But *actually*, they're putting the gestapo into the inner city... SATO: ..for the purpose of making sure that there is a point at which the African-American community explodes, and they have to send in their troops and kill everybody... SKOLNICK: Before we run out of time: you also feel that these attacks on black celebrities are not accidental. SATO: No. They're not accidental at all. They have money, they have influence. The FBI wants to get rid of 'em. SKOLNICK: Why? SATO: O.J. Simpson. Michael Jordan's father. Michael Jackson. SKOLNICK: Why? SATO: Because they're [unclear], according to the FBI; they're not "worthy" of having any position of influence or wealth. SKOLNICK: O.K. And since they are now quite wealthy, if they ever became political -- I'm not saying that O.J. Simpson was or is political, or Michael Jackson was or is political -- but *were* they, in a time of the American gestapo running out of control, they might say something and have to be heard worldwide... among white people, among people of color. You couldn't shut them up. If they held a press conference, it'd be covered. So they're discredited. They're "murderers", they're "child molesters". SATO: Or they're just murdered, period. SKOLNICK: Yeah. In other words, because they're well-known they don't want them as spokesmen for the Afro-American community. Is that the point? SATO: They don't want them as spokesmen for *anybody*. SKOLNICK: So, well what you're saying is, whether Mel Reynolds, the congressman, is or is not a sleazebag as accused, it's interesting that of *all* the crooked congressmen that they could think about, they centered on him. That's not accidental, right? They could find some other congressmen that are equally as crooked as him. SATO: Sure. SKOLNICK: Assuming that he's crooked. SATO: Well yeah. But that comes down to, "Take a whole handful of darts and just throw it at the [unclear], and anybody you hit..." SKOLNICK: All right, before we run out of time, what suggestion do you have? You've laid out a very somber thing there. How do we get into the next century? SATO: In my view, there aren't a whole lot of solutions, simply because... SKOLNICK: Well, before we run out of time, give us some. SATO: There are certain African-Americans who wish there to be reparations to the African-Americans because of slavery. That is not practical for a lot of reasons. It's... SKOLNICK: Oh I'm for it if the ultra-rich pay for it! SATO: Sherman, that's impractical. SKOLNICK: ..shouldn't tax the rest of us. The ultra-rich: let them pay! SATO: They're not gonna do that unless you "string 'em up". SKOLNICK: "String" who up? SATO: The super-rich. SKOLNICK: The Rockefellers. SATO: Yeah. That's not gonna happen. So the only thing *I* would suggest is a strike. A mortgage strike. SKOLNICK: Well, we're running out of time. SATO: ..A rent strike. SKOLNICK: We're running out of time. And we thank everybody for listening. We've worried a lot of 'em. People secretly think that maybe we represent the Tylenol and aspirin industry with these programs [laughs]. We *do* worry people! But we hopefully cause you to think. Thanks for listening, and watch us again on "Broadsides". 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 45 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- Why King Center Ejected National Park Service By Dennis Speed [*New Federalist*, January 9, 1995] ATLANTA, Dec. 28 (EIRNS) -- Dexter King, son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the new chairman and chief executive officer of the King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, today announced that the National Parks Service, previously employed as tour guides, has been ejected from the King Center. This action comes as a result of the ongoing dispute between civil rights activists, including the King family, and the Park Service, which has announced its intention to build an $11 million Visitors Center in time for the Olympics, on the site of what the Center intended to be the location of a museum dedicated to the slain civil rights leader. Initially, Coretta King and others had actually lobbied for the Parks Service involvement in a project in King's honor and memory. "The NPS (National Park Service) was invited into this (historic) district by my mother, Coretta Scott King, to be a tour guide of the King birth home... serving in a support role of the King Center's programs, mission, and purpose. They began as a tour guide, but in their dark ambition they have become landlords. I don't expect any of my beloved neighbors to see this, because I am ashamed to admit that my family did not see it until it was too late," said Dexter King. -+- The NPS and the Klan -+- Readers of New Federalist newspaper will not be surprised at the nefarious role attributed by Dexter King to the National Park Service. In 1993, spokesmen for the NPS, including Gary Scott, chief historian for the Washington, D.C. District, opposed the removal of the statue of Ku Klux Klan founder Albert Pike from Judiciary Square. Scott contended that "there was no evidence that proved" Pike was a Klansman -- despite evidence gleaned from members of Pike's family and other Klansmen proving that indeed he was. The same Gary Scott has also written a book praising the Kappa Alpha Society, the official campus recruiting group of the Klan. J. Edgar Hoover, the late director of the FBI and a chief opponent of Martin Luther King, was the head of his chapter of the Kappa Alpha fraternity at George Washington University. Further, recent revelations in the King assassination, particularly in Memphis [CN -- suppressed by U.S. media], implicate the FBI in a coverup of the actual story behind the King murder. -+- Why Is NPS Worried? -+- If the King Center were left free to present a non-doctored, uncensored view of the civil rights movement, undefined by the federal government, that view must directly affect every nation in the world whose nationals attended the 1996 Olympics [in Atlanta]. With over 100,000 visitors a day expected during the height of the Olympics, and over 2 billion people expected to watch some portion of the proceedings, an independent representation of the facts concerning the King legacy, and the assassination, would, from the standpoint of interested parties in the Park Service, need to be controlled -- especially if the former FBI director, a Kappa Alpha "brother," is implicated in the murder. To the end of effecting control, the King family has been attacked in the pages of the Atlanta Constitution [newspaper] as "profiteers" who are seeking to "exploit" King's legacy, as opposed to the "disinterested" National Park Service -- whose chief historian in Washington [CN -- recently fired] happens to be a defender of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan. The Dec. 23 New York Times reported that Coretta King stated, "It seems that the same evil forces that killed Martin Luther King are now trying to destroy his family." Andrew Young, co-chairman of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, former mayor of Atlanta, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and an aide to King in the civil rights movement, contended: "In the case of the Parks Department and the King family, so far the King family has been excluded from full partnership... The King family has to control the planning and vision of the project." Young, however, correctly notes that "this should not be viewed as a partisan political struggle" -- since the King legacy, and not "the King family" -- is the real target. -+- The True Issue... -+- Those consulting King's own writings, such as his last speech to his Southern Christian Leadership Conference, might find enlightenment as to what the true issue in this case is. "The tendency to ignore the Negro's contribution to American life and to strip him of his personhood is as old as the earliest history books and as contemporary as the morning's newspaper. To upset this cultural homicide, the Negro must rise up with an affirmation of his own Olympian (sic) manhood. Any movement for the Negro's freedom that overlooks this necessity is only waiting to be buried." Dexter King asserted in his remarks to the press, "What we are witnessing in 1994 is a classical encroachment and annexation of a people and their history by the federal government in 1996, through their agent the NPS." Meetings are expected to occur the first week of January, in which Congressional and other forces will seek to intervene in the situation. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + "The New Federalist" is published weekly. Subscriptions are available at $20 for 50 issues, $35 for 100 issues. Make checks payable to "New Federalist" at New Federalist, PO Box 889, Leesburg, VA 22075. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 46 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- Historical Revisionism, Populism and Monkeys ============================================ [From *The Barnes Review*, January 1995] *The Barnes Review* is a magazine of revisionist history, meaning that our aim is to bring history into accord with the facts. The reader is surely justified in pointing out that history is supposed to be an account of the facts in the first place. Why then does history have to be "revised" at all? The answer to that question is itself a historical law: History is always written by the winner and never by the loser. That is to say, the facts that become history are selected, distorted, suppressed or invented by the historians chosen by the winner to do the job. Of course, in the "Western democracies," we are not supposed to say, or even think, heresy like this. As true believers in the public mythos, we all know that in "democracies" people are free and government is above-board and subject to the will of the voters. Unfortunately, this myth gets more and more difficult to swallow. At some point, those who are subject to American democracy, for example, must admit that the word is a placebo meant to placate and bemuse the taxpayers while the economic and political establishment does what it damn well wants. If any documentation for this is needed, please reflect back to last month when a lame duck Congress joined hands across the aisle and voted to undermine American sovereignty and accept GATT and the World Trade Organization, which at least 75 percent of the voters opposed. Democracy, you say? What, then, is tyranny? When the communists were in control of Russia and the USSR, the history of Russia, the USSR and the world was far different from what it was under the czars and what it is known to be today by distinguished Russian historians, such as Igor Shafarevich or Wladimir Soloukhin. Unfortunately, historical distortion is not confined to foreign nations. The global plantation envisioned as our future by the international bankers and their acolytes in the corporate community and among the herd of international planners they employ mandates but two classes -- the very rich and their servants (including their hired intellectuals and historians), and the very poor without distinction as to race, gender, nationality or religion. Thus, if history must be revised in the interest of truth to put down the mouthpieces of the special interests who would control our minds, and if populism is correctly defined as statecraft conducted for the purpose of putting down the special interests in the broad interest of the public as a whole, then it is evident that the relationship between revisionist history as an intellectual discipline and populism as a philosophy of government is indubitable. Looking at it from the other end, establishment history and populism are as incompatible as are revisionism and establishment politics. The popular lore of "democracy" also requires that no conspiracies of the planners exist. Those opposed to the social order and other criminals may engage in conspiracies but surely not the sainted democrats. This may be called the good monkey theory -- hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. The fact is, at any one time there are virtually as many conspiracies operating as there are ambitions. The demise of Soviet communism has not eliminated the conspiracy factor from history. Unless we are monkeys, we must open our eyes and we will see that revisionist history requires inquiry into the same areas that lure populists and are righteously avoided by establishment politicians, pundits and historians. These areas include the esoteric world of international banking, the history and nature of money, enigmatic and seldom-mentioned organizations or movements, such as the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission, Grand Orient Freemasonry, Scientology, international political Zionism and other conspiracies seeking illegitimate power. Revisionist history must also necessarily seek the forbidden knowledge of racial and ethnic differences. And perhaps it may also even brave the feminists and peek into that "little difference" between men and women. Of course, to taste these forbidden fruits one must be ready to confront the establishment, which habitually and historically always tries to smite down revisionist history and populism. To be a revisionist, then, one must achieve a level of intellectual sophistication above that of most Americans who credulously believe in semantic nonsense, such as "democracy," or "equality," or "freedom of the press," or even "freedom," terms which are defined by the enemy: those conspirators who use them as weapons of intellectual repression and human control. We trust you agree that it is time for us to remove our hands from our eyes, ears and lips. It will prepare us to defy our keepers, escape and survive in the lively months and years to come. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + *The Barnes Review* is published monthly. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 47 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 9. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY: THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947 PART I : CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES (continued) 33. Kessler, Ronald, Inside The CIA, New York, New York, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1992. Kessler is an author and award-winning former investigative reporter. Summary: Documents CIA covert action to influence or overthrow foreign governments or political parties; development of eavesdropping devices that work by zapping laser beams through windows. CIA officials failed to tell their own boss, the DCI (Director of Central Intelligence), the truth. "Not that they lied outright; they were too smart for that. But by telling only half the story, by answering questions precisely, by not addressing the real intent of [the DCI's] questions, they had misled him" just as they had misled other legal bodies of investigation. The DCI found that plans for covert action were rarely scrutinized formally and their approval was given informally. CIA misdeeds have been "aided and abetted by a Congress that shirked its oversight duties." Documents how the agency moves forward and backward, into and out of illegality based on who the Director of Central Intelligence is. Because of the competition between departments, the directorates of those departments report "to the [DCI] only grudgingly, fearful that its own turf will be infringed upon or that its secrets will be shared with the other directorates." The CIA's past attempt to humiliate Castro "by trying to get his beard to fall off - something that only someone whose level of maturity had not advanced beyond kindergarten could have dreamed up." The CIA "is also secretive - sometimes foolishly so....Even newspaper clippings have been stamped 'secret.'" "A 1979 Opinion Research Corporation poll found 24% [of all Americans] had an unfavorable opinion [of the CIA]....Unfavorable opinions were highest among Americans who were college educated and had higher incomes." "CIA officers must be willing to break the laws of other countries and lie....The most common form of fraud is when CIA officers claim they have paid a local agent and actually kept the money themselves. While agents are required to sign receipts, it is easy to forge such documents." The Agency's emphasis and rewarding of quantity, not quality, in their efforts to recruit foreign spies has led them into disaster. For example, it was discovered in 1987 that almost every single spy recruited from Cuba were double agents reporting back to Castro. Since the end of the Cold War, higher priority has been given to economic spying. "The CIA tries, for example, to find out overseas what kinds of computers the Japanese are developing....It is something like being able to eavesdrop on a seller and his broker when negotiating to buy a house." The CIA commonly meddles in the affairs of other countries, even to the extent of overthrowing a legally and democratically elected leader, which is how the U.S. ends up with a reputation for being imperialistic and hypocritical. "'Defenders of covert action would say we are fighting to preserve liberty and democracy and the American way,' said Simmons, a former CIA officer....'But when you get into the details, you wonder if they are talking about the same thing. He may be an SOB and a dictator, but he is our SOB, whereas Arbenz, who was democratically elected, was not an SOB, but he wasn't ours.'" A CIA inspector general's report uncovered dozens of attempts to humiliate and assassinate Castro, which included the aid of Mafia gangsters Sam Giancana and John Roselli. The CIA also developed plans to assassinate the head of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, and attempts to control elections in Chili. They spent $8 million attempting to mount a military coup against and to prevent the confirmation of Salvadore Allende's presidential election. "In principle, I think we ought to discourage the idea of fighting secret wars or even initiating most covert operations. When the United States violates those principles - when we mine harbors in Nicaragua - we fuzz the difference between ourselves and the Soviet Union," said George Ball, undersecretary of state in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. "In the last analysis, covert action has contributed very little to strengthening the national security of the U.S. If an action is worth taking, it should be done openly." Covert action allows the government to pursue unquestioned policy while "avoiding asking itself the tough questions it would normally ask before taking action in the open." Senior CIA officers "keep in touch with chief executive officers of major corporations in order to place defectors in jobs." CIA abuses included "programs for opening mail between U.S. and Soviet-bloc countries and for compiling files on dissident Americans." The latter program accumulated 13,000 files on 7,200 Americans and "included the names of 300,000 American citizens and organizations." Most CIA abuses have "been approved by CIA directors at the time and even attorneys general of the U.S." Former Agency officers claim they have never engaged in any covert activity not ordered by the White House, a president or a cabinet officer. The CIA "had been providing funds to the National Student Association." This, of course, "raised suspicions both in the eyes of foreigners and of Americans that U.S. institutions might have dual allegiances - one to their directors or trustees and one to the CIA." Frank E. Olson committed suicide "after the CIA had given him LSD without his knowledge." The consequences for those agents involved were merely a letter of reprimand which was not even placed in their personnel files. In reference to another abuse, the illegal imprisonment for three and a half years of Yuri Nosenko, Colby said, "That frightened me more than anything else, the idea that an intelligence agency could secretly hold a man in prison." One of Richard Bissell's responses indicated CIA arrogance, that "only CIA officers know what is good for the country. Elected officials may be the representatives of the people, but they have no business questioning the judgment of the CIA....The problem is irresponsible scrutiny. The winks and nods and tacit approval: 'I don't want to hear these things. Don't tell me this. I need to deny any knowledge.' Yet when an operation goes awry, these very same people turn on you," said Saunders, a former CIA officer. "Today the Directorate of Science and Technology controls billion- dollar satellites that see through clouds and even buildings with radar and infrared imaging that senses heat. Other satellites can intercept conversations of terrorists, trace narcotics dealers' electronic transfers of money between bank accounts, and see mobs in places such as Iraq, a machine gun under a tent, and water or oil under the desert." "The agency has a disguise capability that no one can touch," a former OTS officer said. "Besides administering the finances of the agency, the Office of Financial Management launders money using dummy corporations and multiple bank accounts worldwide in order to further the work of the clandestine side of the agency." The CIA's Office of Security "illegally wiretapped the telephones of three newsmen...in order to determine their sources....And while investigating CIA employees, the Office of Security illegally conducted twelve break-ins and installed thirty-two wiretaps and thirty-two bugs." DCI Webster found this Office of Security to have the most problems, "to be still operating in the dark ages and most resistant to change." One CIA officer responsible for training new recruits lectures to them often that critics of past CIA abuses are "unsophisticated detractors," defends the CIA having spied on Americans due to "national security questions," and that "those who would destroy us and our efforts were not the Soviets and our other worldwide enemies but our own elected legislative representatives." Perhaps this CIA instructor's worst failure is not informing new recruits that "by subverting the law, the CIA subverts the very freedoms it is trying to preserve, while failing to achieve its objectives." "The CIA and other intelligence agencies can try to hide their mistakes by claiming prosecutions would air secrets that would compromise the work of the agencies." "In debugging overseas stations, one of the biggest problems CIA technicians face is not bugs but insistent requests from ambassadors to sweep their offices. 'It's a status symbol,' a former technician said. 'If the chief of station gets his done, the ambassador wants his done, too.'" In hiring a new recruit, training officers claim they want "impeccable character and integrity." Yet, that same recruit will be asked to "spend much of his or her life living a lie, pretending to be someone he or she is not...." And, "you have to have a passion for anonymity." "Very few people [at the CIA] know the complete picture because very few are allowed to know it," McGregor said. "That is what makes it so difficult to get at the whole truth. This is exacerbated by the fact that so very few feel any loyalty to the head of the agency. Rather, their loyalties are to the heads of their divisions or their directorates." "Operations officers seldom suffered permanent career damage for poor performance or incompetence, even when agents were killed or compromised," said former CIA operations officer. They also "did not understand the need for taking disciplinary action against those who had violated the trust the agency placed in them" (as in not telling the truth during the Iran-Contra investigation. The CIA criticized the DCI for wanting to please Congress and the public. The CIA treats "the American press as an adversary" and has a history of being involved "in the business of trying to suppress books....Yet smart as [the CIA employees] were, they seemed to have difficulty understanding why so many people had a negative impression of what they do." The CIA has laundered its money at the Nugan Hand Bank, which had a reputation for taking your money without asking too many questions. The CIA also used the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). "It was the CIA's job to break laws, not to follow them. While the laws that the CIA broke were those of other countries, it was easy for the distinction between foreign laws and American laws to be lost." "Lawrence R. Houston, the agency's first general counsel, helped draft the law establishing the agency. According to him, the clause permitting the agency to engage in 'such other functions' as the NSC directed referred only to intelligence collection, not to covert action....'All during this drafting of the act, all during the presentations to congressional committees and debates, and all during the consideration in Congress, there was no mention of covert action,' Houston said. 'It was entirely intelligence....'" It was only later that Houston wrote a legal opinion that if the president orders it and if Congress funded it, then the "such other functions" could be stretched to include covert action. The author's 1976 request for material from the CIA under the Freedom of Information Act took more than fourteen years for the CIA to fulfill. "The Classified Information Procedures Act of 1980 provides ways for classified information to be handled by a court without making it public." A law suit was filed against the CIA by victims of Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, who had conducted experiments on psychiatric patients without their consent. His experiments subjected his patients "to LSD, electroshock treatment up to 75 times the normal level, and drug-induced sleep that lasted for weeks." The suit cost taxpayers $750,000 for the settlement alone." "Despite [DCI] Webster's best efforts, the Office of Security is still in the Dark Ages, still prone to overlook legal niceties and to act in a heavy-handed fashion." The agency still has difficulty separating what should and shouldn't be kept legitimate secrets. "'We still have institutional biases that act as a wet blanket on judgment,' Thomas Polgar, a former CIA station chief said. 'If you say there is no more threat from Eastern Europe, that means somebody's budget is going to be reduced. Self-interest enters into it.'" "The secrecy that envelops [the CIA] conflicts with inherent American values and leads to mistrust. Too many times in the past, that mistrust has been warranted. And the CIA is often guilty of arrogance." "No longer should Americans 'to a degree take it on faith,' as Richard Helms proposed....The CIA's power can easily be misused by unscrupulous directors or presidents." [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 48 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- CODE NAME "ZORRO": The Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mark Lane and Dick Gregory Reviewed by Brian Francis Redman "1. Why were only two police officers assigned to Dr. King on the evening of April 4, 1968?" "2. Why was one of those officers, Redditt, removed so precipitously two hours before the murder?" "3. Why were the only two black firemen [assigned to an adjacent fire station] removed from the scene of the murder the night before it occurred?" "4. If Raoul did not provide Ray with funds as Ray claimed, where did Ray secure the many thousands of dollars that he expended from the time he escaped from the Missouri Penitentiary until his arrest in London?" Once more, as in the JFK assassination, we have too many unanswered questions, questions that are ignored by those who ought to be answering them. Instead of answers, the public receives supercilious smiles and pats on the head from persons acting to be somehow better than us, we the people, of the United States. Here's an interesting fact: our old buddy Rep. Henry Gonzalez, courageous fighter against the Federal Reserve yet timid as a mouse when it comes to Whitewater, "...had been in the Dallas motorcade on November 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated. Congressman Gonzalez had harbored doubts about the adequacy of the findings of the Warren Commission. Later he stated that he was also not satisfied with the official explanations of the deaths of Dr. King and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the attempted assassination of Governor George Wallace." (It turns out that Wallace also "wasn't satisfied" as to the official explanation about the attempt made on his life. The Associated Press, ca. June 29, 1993, quoted Wallace as saying that he "doesn't believe the man who shot him was acting alone," and asking ol' Billy Jeff from Arkansas to reopen the federal investigation.) A lot of questions. "Nine years have passed [ca. 1977] since the death of Dr. King. The American people have not been given the details about the pathological hatred that Hoover's FBI betrayed toward Dr. King. Neither have we been told why the black witnesses were officially stripped from the scene the night before the murder nor why the police officer in charge was removed on an implausible pretext just before the fatal shot was fired. The witness and security stripping was directed by a former high-ranking FBI official. Mystery surrounds the failure of the FBI to seek James Earl Ray until April 19th, fifteen days after the murder in spite of the presence of the fingerprints on the presumed murder rifle." "The bullet taken from Dr. King's body was examined by an FBI agent whose conclusions raise more questions than they answer. The bullet has not yet been adequately tested. It may not have been fired from Ray's rifle." "The cover-up of facts surrounding the murder, including the publication of news stories, false information leads to authors of books and magazine articles, and direct lobbying against a Congressional investigation by intelligence and spy organizations requires that we ask what it is that is so feared by so few. And ask as well how powerful the few must be to influence and control so much." Here's another little tidbit which, by itself may not be overwhelming, but which when added to all the other little anomalies surrounding this case gives us the sum total of a flashing sign on a GoodYear blimp saying "...CONSPIRACY.... COVER-UP... CONSPIRACY... COVER-UP...": Wayne Chastain, now a practicing lawyer in Memphis, was a reporter for the Memphis *Press Scimitar*, one of the two major daily newspapers at the time of the assassination of Dr. King. After the police concluded that the shot had been fired from the bathroom window in the rooming house, Chastain came across an unpublished photograph in the newspaper's files. Taken by an Associated Press photographer from the bathroom window, it showed the Lorraine Motel balcony as the sniper would have seen it if the shot had been fired from there. Chastain noted that the view was obscured by branches from trees growing on the embankment between the rooming house and the motel. Later that day he discussed that oddity in the case with Kay Black, another reporter for the Memphis *Press Scimitar*. Chastain told me that although the picture was puzzling he paid little attention to it, "because at that time I believed the shot had come from that window. I believed that the police were right about that." Chastain has continued to maintain a growing file on the case and has talked with many witnesses since. "Now I no longer believe the shot came from there. Now I think that picture and those trees take an added significance," he told me. Later Kay Black received a telephone call from William B. Ingram, the former mayor of Memphis. Ingram had called to inform Black that the city was cutting down the trees on the embankment between the rooming house and the motel. She later told me, "Now, I hadn't been in the rooming house looking through that bathroom window but I do recall Wayne Chastain having said that he didn't see how someone could shoot through the trees to the motel. He said that he was puzzled how a clear shot could have been fired because he didn't see how you could see through the branches." Ms. Black determined that the city of Memphis had arranged for the trees to be cut down and had ordered the city sanitation department to remove them. She said that Ingram had called her in the morning. She reported the information to her desk and that afternoon she visited the murder scene. "And those trees were down. The screen was gone. There was just no way any longer to know if that shot could have been possible." Authorities investigating the assassination relied on two dubious witnesses, Mrs. Bessie Brewer and Charles Q. Stephens, to place James Earl Ray in the nearby rooming house between 3:00 and 3:10 p.m. Yet "Mrs. Brewer consistently refused to identify Ray" as the man to whom she had rented a room there. The other witness, Stephens, "did not make a positive identification of Ray." Furthermore, Stephens had "a severe drinking problem. Apparently he was drunk when the shot that killed Dr. King was fired." His wife told co-author Lane that "Charlie [Stephens] didn't see anything. He couldn't have. He was on the bed trying to sleep one off." Stephens wife, Grace, was a third witness. But she was silenced. She heard the shot, then, as she recalls, "Right after the shot a man left the bathroom and went down the hall and down the steps to Main Street. I saw the man as he passed the door of my room. My guess of this man's age was in his fifties. This man was not quite as tall as I am. He was small-boned built." According to Grace Stephens, this man had "salt and pepper colored hair." "At last the Memphis authorities apparently had uncovered a reliable witness. Yet when Ray was arrested her statement was inconvenient. Ray was taller than average and Mrs. Stephens had described a man approximately five feet, five inches tall. Ray was well-built and muscular and she described a small-boned man. Ray was in his thirties and she described a man twenty years older." So how was she silenced? "Grace Stephens was illegally taken from her home by other Memphis authorities and placed in a mental institution... After Mrs. Stephens was illegally placed in the mental institution, the Memphis prosecutors removed her records from the hospital, according to her lawyer, C. M. Murphy." "Murphy also charged that his client had no history of mental illness and that she was able to care for herself. He said that the Memphis prosecuting attorneys committed her to safeguard their case against Ray." "In 1970, two years after Mrs. Stephens was committed, Murphy brought an action for her release. A reporter for the *Washington Post* who attended the hearing said that Mrs. Stephens, 'was heavily sedated' and that she 'stared blankly.' He reported as well that 'attorneys say that ordinarily she is bright, articulate, and reads a great deal and that she completed three years of college.'" Grace Stephens was not released and "remains at the institution now [ca. 1977]." "Mrs. Stephens has not recanted. When she was visited at the institution where she is confined she was asked if she remembers what she saw on April 4, 1968. She answered with a sad smile, 'Oh yes. I remember what I saw and who I saw run away. That's why I'm here, you know.'" So we now near the federally-designated MLK HolyDay. As Dave Emory has sadly pointed out: ...when you allow a man to be murdered with impunity, when you allow a man to take a bullet, [when] you will not show *any* substantive interest in who did the killing -- when the people who did the killing are a matter of public record! (And we *know* who did it.) -- it's grotesque. I think it's really grotesque to name a holiday after somebody, celebrate a holiday after somebody, when you can't, when you *won't*, look into someone's murder. It is like that line from I think it was T.S. Eliot: "And death walks, grinning, in the parade." The MLK HolyDay is that day when the *federales* display their trophy, Martin Luther King's head mounted on 24-hours in time. As Frederick Tupper Sausee writes in the afterword of *Tennessee Waltz* by James Earl Ray: "It is not King's life that they celebrate, but his death. King's death is their handiwork, and they display it proudly." ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 49 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- COMMITTEE FOR WACO JUSTICE Box 65518 Washington, D.C. 20035 202/986-1847 202/797-9877 Few Americans realize that when BATF attacked the Branch Davidian religious group in Waco, Texas they killed at least four unarmed civilians, including by illegal firing from helicopters that left over a hundred holes in the building's roof and ceiling. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 50 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Crash of United Flight 553 [Excerpted from *Defrauding America* by Rodney Stich] A United Boeing 737 crashed into a Chicago residential area (December 8, 1972) during an approach, killing everyone on board, including the wife of Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt. She was reportedly carrying money to silence Watergate witnesses, and carried papers implicating President Richard Nixon in the coverup. A Chicago public-interest group, know as the Citizens Committee [to Clean Up the Courts] {1} believed that Justice Department personnel played a role in the crash of United flight 553, and that they wanted key individuals on flight 553 exterminated. Twelve of the people who boarded United Flight 553 had something in common relating to questionable Justice Department and Watergate activities. There had been a gas pipeline lobbyist meeting as part of the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C., conducted by Roger Morea. Among the lobbyists attending were attorneys for the Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha; attorneys for Kansas- Nebraska Natural Gas Company; and [the] president of the Federal Land Bank in Omaha. The Citizens Committee portrayed these people as a group determined to blow the lid off the Watergate case. For many years Chicago resident Lawrence O'Connor boarded flight 553 like clockwork. He had no Watergate connections, but he had friends in the White House. On this particular Friday, O'Connor supposedly received a call from someone he knew in the White House, strongly advising him not to take flight 553. The caller advised him to go to a special meeting instead of taking that flight {2}. Whether this was coincidental or to save his life is unknown to me [i.e. author, Rodney Stich], although the Citizens Committee considers it significant. U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, later indicted and sent to federal prison, and the Justice Department were putting pressure on Northern Natural Gas. The firm had subsidiaries that the federal government indicted on federal criminal charges in Omaha, Chicago, and Hammond, Indiana. (September 7, 1972.) Justice Department charges included bribery of local officials in Northwest Indiana and Illinois, to get clearance for installing the pipeline through their state. {3}. Allegedly to blackmail the Justice Department and cause them to drop the charges, the Omaha firm uncovered documents showing that Mitchell, while attorney general in 1969, dropped antitrust charges against a competitor of Northern Natural Gas -- El Paso Natural Gas Company. Just before the crash, Carl Kruger, an official with Northern Natural Gas Company, had been browbeating federal officials to drop the criminal charges. {4}. The Citizens Committee alleged that dropping these charges saved the utility 300 million dollars. Simultaneously, Mitchell purchased through a law partner a stock interest in El Paso Natural Gas Company. Gas and oil interests, including El Paso, Gulf Resources, and others, contributed heavily to Nixon's spy fund supervised by Mitchell. The Citizens Committee reported that Kruger had previously been warned he would never live to reach Chicago. Kruger carried these revealing documents on United Flight 553, telling his wife that he had irreplaceable papers of a sensitive nature in his possession. For months after the crash Kruger's widow demanded that United Airlines turn his briefcase over to her. CBS news reporter Michelle Clark travelled with Mrs. Hunt, doing an exclusive story on Watergate. Ms. Clark had already gained considerable insight into the bugging and coverup through her boyfriend, a CIA operative. Others knew of this exclusive interview, including the Justice Department. According to some media articles, Dorothy Hunt conveyed offers of executive clemency with the financial payoffs to some of the Watergate defendants. Mrs. Hunt reportedly also sought to leave the United States with over two million dollars in cash and negotiables that she obtained from CREEP (Committee to Re-Elect the President). Early in December 1972, Dorothy Hunt and her husband threatened to blow the lid off the White House if Hunt wasn't freed of the criminal charges and if they both didn't get several million dollars. {5}. Hunt claimed, according to McCord, to have evidence necessary to impeach Nixon. McCord said matters were coming to a head early in December 1972. Dorothy Hunt was unhappy about bribing defendants and witnesses, and wanted out of the mess. The Citizens Committee to Clean Up the Courts reported that over a hundred FBI agents were inexplicably in the area when the plane crashed, and that the FBI kept a medical team out of the crash zone. One member of the medical team said he heard someone in the crashed plane screaming for help. {6}. Witnesses near the airport reported that the FBI agents were there before the fire department arrived. Something highly irregular appeared to be going on, involving the Department of Justice. In *Secret Agenda*, author Jim Hougan makes reference to this intrigue and the request to the FBI by Michael Stevens (who supplied bugging devices to James McCord, allegedly under authority of the CIA) for protection. Stevens claimed he was to receive part of the money Mrs. Hunt was carrying, that his life had been threatened, and that he believed Mrs. Hunt's death had been a homicide. -+- More Political Intrigue? -+- The day after Flight 553 crashed, the White House appointed White House aide Egil (Bud) Krogh, Jr. to the post of Under-Secretary of Transportation, which controlled the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] role in the investigation. His qualifications? Krogh was involved in the Ellsberg burglary caper and was part of the White House Plumbers group. In his new position Krogh had an important safety role supervising, or muzzling, the NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] and the FAA. He could exert political influence over the NTSB investigation through the politically appointed NTSB Board members who establish the official probable cause of the crash. Further control over the air safety process was demonstrated ten days later. On December 19, 1972 the White House appointed Nixon's deputy assistant and secretary to the Cabinet, Alexander Butterfield, former CIA aviation liaison officer, to head the FAA. {7}. The officials controlling the FAA, the NTSB, and the Department of Transportation had political loyalties to the White House. At the initial NTSB crash investigation hearings (February 1973), White House Appointment Secretary Dwight Chapin reportedly threatened media people with reprisals if they mentioned sabotage. These political appointees could influence matters affecting the nation's air safety. -+- United's Connections In Government -+- Five weeks after the crash, Nixon's appointment secretary, Dwight Chapin, became a top executive with United Air Lines in the Chicago home office, even though he had no previous business experience. Before the crash, Herbert Kalmbach, Nixon's personal attorney, had been an attorney for United Air Lines. Those federal officials were capable of carrying out reprisals against the news media through Clay Whitehead, Nixon's communication czar. The breakup of the networks on antitrust charges was always lurking in the wings. Threats of IRS harassment, Justice Department prosecution for vague federal offenses, fabricated charges, and news handouts, all played a part in government control of the news media. -+- Never In Living Memory -+- Supporting the fact that these irregular actions occurred, NTSB chairman John Reed testified before the House Government Activities Subcommittee on January 13, 1973, concerning Justice Department interference with the NTSB's investigative duties. Reed testified that he sent a letter to the FBI, claiming that never had the FBI acted as they had in this crash. Reed said fifty FBI agents came into the crash zone shortly after the crash, assuming the duties assigned by law to the NTSB. The FBI confiscated the Midway Control Tower tape relating to Flight 553, interfering with the NTSB investigation. The FBI conducted twenty-six interviews, including the surviving flight attendants, obstructing the NTSB's safety responsibilities. At the original NTSB accident hearings, Board members refused to consider the documentation and testimony provided by the Citizens Committee relating to suspicious FBI activities. The NTSB reopened the hearings after the [Citizens] Committee sued the NTSB (June 13, 14, 1973). Over thirteen hundred pages of documentation were produced by the group and many witnesses were brought forward, establishing the obstruction of the accident investigation by the FBI. The final NTSB report ignored the [Citizens] Committee's testimony and evidence. The Citizens Committee alleged that a gang known as the Sarelli group came into possession of the highly sensitive documents carried by Mrs. Hunt. This discovery was made after the arrest of gang members on January 12, 1973, for an unrelated robbery. {8}. The Nixon Strike Force in Chicago prosecuted the case against the Sarelli mob. What they didn't know was that their star witness against the gang was a staff investigator on the Citizens Committee, Alex Bottos, Jr. [...] --------------------------<< Notes >>---------------------------- {1} Citizens Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, Illinois 60617. {2} Report by Citizens Committee. {3} *Chicago Daily News*, September 8, 1972. {4} *Chicago Tribune*, May 18, 1973. {5} See Memo of Watergate spy, James McCord, before the Ervin Committee. (*New York Times*, 5/9/73). {6} Testimony offered at the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) hearing on June 13 and 14, 1973. {7} Jack Anderson's column, *Chicago Daily News*, 5/8/73. {8} U.S. Magistrate Balog's records, 72-41, U.S. Courthouse, Chicago. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + You may be unable to obtain a copy of Rodney Stich's book, *Defrauding America*, at your local library or via your local bookseller. If that is so, call 1-800-247-7389 for info on how to order the book. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 51 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE STRANGE CAREER OF JOHN F. PARKER Synopsis based on chapter of same title in *Why Was Lincoln Murdered?* by Otto Eisenschiml (New York: Halcyon House, 1937) [CN --To begin, the connection between Parker and the White House seems to have been Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Details as to this particular will appear further below.] "Parker was born on May 19, 1830, in Frederick County, Virginia. He later became a carpenter in the city of Washington, and enlisted in the army shortly after the outbreak of the [civil] war. When the Metropolitan Police Force was organized in September 1861, he became one of its first patrolmen." "About a year after joining the Force, he was charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and with the use of violent, coarse and insolent language... Parker took personal offense [at remarks made by a superior to a fellow officer,] thinking that the remarks had reference to himself. In clearing the case, the Police Board found that Parker had shown a disposition to be insubordinate. 'The language he used,' says the report, 'was exceedingly violent and disrespectful, and, if permitted to be continued, must lead to insubordination.'... [Parker] was reprimanded and transferred to another precinct." "On March 16, 1863, Parker again found himself before the Police Board, charged with willful violation of the rules and regulations, and with conduct unbecoming an officer. This time he was accused not only of having used highly offensive language... but also of having visited a house of prostitution... It was stated that he had been intoxicated, that he had been put to bed, and that he had fired a pistol through the window." "Parker once more ran afoul of the police regulations only a fortnight later. This time he was accused of being found asleep on a street car when he should have been walking his rounds..." "Scarcely three months passed before Parker had to appear before the Police Board again." He had been charged with using insulting language to a lady who had tried to lodge a complaint. Then, strangely enough, in April 1865, a request was made in his behalf that he be detailed for duty at the White House. Most other White House guards had "been picked from the ranks of the oldest police officers of Washington, and, so far as the files show, they were among the best behaved and the most respected members of the Force... How then, did a man of John F. Parker's character find his way into this select company?" The mystery deepens: "Parker was chosen for his duty as bodyguard by none other than President Lincoln's own wife... What prompted the wife of the President to make this unusual request in behalf of an obscure and mediocre patrolman like Parker will probably remain a moot question." [CN -- Moot to an extent. It is doubtful that Mrs. Lincoln would have requested Parker on her own initiative. How would she have known Parker? Why would she have bothered having him transferred to the White House even if she had somehow become acquainted with him? From my knowledge of Mrs. Lincoln, she was much more interested in the latest fashions and in social occasions. I consider it more likely that some "power behind the scenes" persuaded Mrs. Lincoln that Parker should be appointed.] "Historians have touched but lightly on the fact that [President Lincoln] was accompanied by an armed bodyguard [Parker] on the night of his assassination... [Parker's] orders were to stand at the entrance of the box [at Ford's Theater] and to permit no unauthorized person to enter it..." Parker at first stayed at his assigned post. But then his curiosity got the better of him and he wandered away in order to catch a glimpse of the play, "Our American Cousin"! [Cf. *The Lincoln Conspiracy* by David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr.] During the intermission, Parker went downstairs to a nearby tavern for some drinks. From this point until his being shot, Lincoln had no assigned bodyguard. His back was totally unprotected when John Wilkes Booth crept up behind him and fired the fatal shot. "What Parker did immediately after the assassination has not been definitely ascertained." He showed up at police headquarters at 6 a.m. "Even those only superficially acquainted with the history of the Civil War period would probably surmise that this policeman, guilty of criminal neglect while on important duty, was promptly court-martialed and executed. Stanton was in complete control of the situation and, without Lincoln's gentler hands to stay him, one would have expected the austere Secretary of War to make sure that the delinquent officer was summarily dealt with." "But Stanton did exactly nothing. Parker was not shot; nor was he court-martialed. He not only kept his life, he also kept his position. He was not reprimanded, not dismissed, not even immediately relieved of his White House appointment. This inexplicable failure on the part of the authorities to act brought forth no burst of indignation from the populace. It elicited no diligent research among questioning newspapermen..." "Mrs. Lincoln herself believed that Parker was involved in the conspiracy to murder her husband." Parker was transferred back to his regular police beat. On November 22, 1865 a complaint was filed against Parker for unbecoming conduct. Finally, after being found asleep on his beat he was discharged from the Force on August 13, 1868, for "gross neglect of duty." "Parker's last offense was perhaps the least important one among his many infringements... Yet the official axe fell promptly and relentlessly..." "A few weeks prior to Parker's dismissal, Secretary of War Stanton had finally been ousted from his position, and had returned to private life." [CN -- So, the Stanton connection: there are two connections here. 1) Why wasn't Parker court-martialed for deserting his post? There was a civil war on and Washington, DC was under martial law. Stanton, normally very strict, did nothing. 2) Parker was routinely getting in trouble with his superiors yet received no substantive punishment. *Then*, with Stanton (his protector? part of the plot, along with Parker?) gone, Parker is almost immediately fired for a relatively minor offense.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 52 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FROM THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH (LONDON), 15 JAN. 1995 WHITE HOUSE SUICIDE - WAS THE BODY MOVED? BY AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD IN WASHINGTON THE SCOPE of the inquiry into the mysterious death of the top White House aide Vincent Foster has suddenly been broadened, casting doubt on the original verdict of suicide. It has now emerged that Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel investigating the Whitewater affair, which concerns alleged shady business deals linked to President Clinton and his wife, summoned several police officers before a Grand Jury late last week. During the meeting he took the unusual step of reading them the statutory definition of perjury. The officers were grilled on the precise circumstances surrounding the discovery of Foster's body in a Virginia park in July 1993. The cause of death of Foster, an intimate friend of the Clintons, had been considered settled by most observers in Washington. An inquiry by Robert Fiske, the former independent counsel who was later replaced by a panel of judges, endorsed the police conclusion that Foster shot himself in the mouth. He attributed the suicide to depression unrelated to the Whitewater property dealings of the Clintons. However, Mr Fiske did not convene a Grand Jury for that part of his investigation. This was considered strange by many legal experts. The rescue workers and park police who found the body did not testify under oath, and Mr Fiske essentially confined himself to a review of their report rather than conducting a full-scale probe of his own. The grand jury questioning last week, which took place in secret, appeared to focus on the precise location of Foster's body in the park. One of the police officers was overheard reassuring a grand juror in the lobby that he would bring a map to assist testimony the next day. The seemingly minor issue of where the body was found could turn out to be of critical importance. A journalist for the *Pittsburgh Tribune-Review*, Chris Ruddy, has been fighting a lone crusade for several months seeking to establish that the Park Police misreported the location of the body. Ruddy is convinced that it is the key to exposing a cover-up that allegedly involves the police, the White House, and even elements of the FBI. If Ruddy is right, it suggests a political scandal of colossal proportions. On Thursday, an article by Ruddy in the *Tribune-Review* alleged sloppiness in the Fiske investigation and argued that key witnesses may have given false testimony. His latest revelation is that Dr Donald haut, the Virginia medical examiner who viewed the scene of the crime on the night of Foster's death, said the body was 10 to 20 yards past an old civil war cannon, the first cannon in the park. This is in direct contradiction to the Fiske Report, which said that the body was at the foot of a second cannon deep inside the park. The testimony of Dr Haut, who said he was never questioned by the Fiske investigation, corroborates early statements by a Fairfax County rescue worker, George Gonzalez, and several other sources who all said the body was in tangled undergrowth near the first cannon. The Ruddy article was republished as a full-page advertisement in the *Washington Times* on Friday, paid for by a conservative media watchdog in California called the Western Journalism Center. Both Ruddy and the Center are already being sued for libel by the Park Police, who insist that their report was accurate. Questions about Foster's death have been a staple of radio talk shows across America. According to extensive interviews conducted by *The Sunday Telegraph*, suspicions are also shared by some members of the Foster family and parts of the FBI. Senator Lauch Faircloth, a Republican member of the Banking Committee that held brief hearings into Foster's death last July, has also raised doubts about the suicide verdict. ************************************** ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 53 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE SPREAD, MEXICO, THE PESO, AND SILENCE ========================================= In Conspiracy Nation Volume 1 Number 12, mention was made by the estimable gentlemen, the monsieurs Mueth and Estabrook, of something called "the spread". MUETH: But what *I* thought was happening -- and then I heard from a person from NPR [National Public Radio]. I forget who it was, but it was on the nightly business report on Thursday. What really was going on was keeping the "spread" wide. The "spread" is historically high, uh, 3 percent, roughly, I think. ESTABROOK: You should say what we mean by the "spread" here. That's the difference between the *real* interest rate -- the difference, basically, between what banks are lending money at and what they're paying for the money themselves. In Volume 1 Number 12 I went on to give my own attempt at an explanation of "the spread". [CN Editor -- In other words, the Fed loans money to the banks at 3 percent interest. If the banks then charge customers, say, 4 percent to borrow this money, the "spread" is the difference between the two rates of 3 and 4 percent: 1 percent. If the spread is high (e.g. the bankers do not pass on the Fed's lower rates to their customers), the banks make more profit on the money they lend.] So the banks made some big bucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Money Masters May Have Gone Too Far [Excerpts from *The Spotlight*, 1/16/95] To bail out Wall Street's foundering megabanks, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan secretly looted millions of small savings accounts and retirement incomes in 1991-1993, accumulating evidence -- first unearthed by *The Spotlight* -- has now conclusively confirmed. New documentation has come to light, presenting ordinary Americans, acting individually or in class action suits, with a historic opportunity to press charges of fraud, malfeasance and racketeering against the Fed and its manipulative chairman. The opportunity arose on New Year's Day when the *New York Times* finally revealed, for the first time, that beginning in late 1990 "The Fed and its chairman engineered a prolonged period of falling interest rates." Their sole purpose was "to save the American banking system" which was "reeling." Business writer Allen Sloan, a leading Wall Street market- watcher, confirmed the same fact in his column the same day: "Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan drove short-term rates to ultra-low levels in the early 1990s to bail out the banking industry, setting off a wave of wild speculation that's still causing trouble," Sloan disclosed. [...] To refill the banks' leaking vaults, the Fed gave them vast cash injections -- tens of billions of dollars -- disguised as short- term credits at minimal rates around three percent. Then the Fed borrowed the same money back from the banks at sharply higher long-term rates. It was a thinly disguised taxpayer bailout... Small, loyal depositors got a raw deal, too. Used to receiving around six or seven percent interest on their savings, they saw their modest incomes shrink under Greenspan's hammer -- often by half or more. The Fed's moves plunged millions of older Americans below the poverty line in 1991-1993. [...] [According to Dr. Paul Adler,] "The result was that ordinary Americans ended up paying painfully for yet another giant bank bailout, both as taxpayers and as savers -- and never even knew it." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Once again the formula had been capitalism for profits, socialism for losses." Conspiracy for the Day -- November 1, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mexico Round 2 of Profit Grab [Excerpts from *The Spotlight*, 1/23/95] [...] It heartened the speculators to know that they had a determined protector -- in reality, a co-conspirator -- at the Fed. The game of debt-financing, currency arbitration, price-fixing, corporate takeovers and artful fraud expanded into Mexico and beyond, into a number of so-called "emerging markets," knowledgeable observers say. "U.S. speculators realized that trade and investments in smaller and poorer nations was a lot easier to manipulate," explained Dr. Paul Adler, the noted economic consultant. "To move in on Mexico, all they needed was a pliable president who spoke their language, [CN -- presumably either "Yalie" Clinton or "Yalie" Salinas de Gotari] and a 'makeover' -- a major promotion that would give the Mexican markets the gloss of stability and sophistication that invited foreign investment." [...] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Now Commander Billy Jeff has opened what they are calling a "$40 billion line of credit" to Mexico. What this means to me is that $40 billion that could have been spent here in the United States is going, instead, to *Mexico Lindo*. Where is the $40 billion "line of credit" coming from? They don't say. Is the $40 billion "line of credit" going to appear out of thin air? They don't tell us. Gee, will this $40 billion "line of credit" ultimately come out of our pockets? These questions aren't even being asked. Let's run down the game so far: 1) 1980s -- S&Ls robbed by S&L owners. We pay for it. 2) 1990-1991 -- Banks in trouble. We bail them out and *we* *don't* *even* *know* we bailed them out! 3) 1993 -- Nobody wants NAFTA. Commander Billy Jeff opens up the U.S. Treasury and buys the votes he needs. We, the taxpayers, have paid for NAFTA even though we don't want it. 4) 1995 -- Mexican Peso collapses. Commander Billy Jeff orders a $40 billion "line of credit" be opened for Mexico; i.e. he sends $40 billion of our money to Mexico. I read the papers and I see no questions being asked. For example: (1) Where is the $40 billion coming from? (2) Why do *we* have to pay $40 billion to bail out their peso? (3) *Who* will lose money if we decide *not* to bail out their peso? (4) Why isn't the *laissez-faire* option being considered? The option of letting Mexico handle its own peso crisis isn't even being considered. We are being given the "choice" of either (a) bail out the peso or (b) bail out the peso. Why not (c) hang on to our money 'cause we need it here!? Once again we are getting screwed and nothing is being said. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 54 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE GENTEEL WAY OF THE BANKER [Excerpts from a chapter of the same name in *The Screwing of the Average Man* by David Hapgood (Garden City: Doubleday, 1974)] [CN -- Note that the author relies on the word "man" to refer to men and women. I hope too great offense is not taken.] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + During the first third of the century bankers were often synonymous with robber barons. [J.P. Morgan] left us such industrial giants as U.S. Steel and AT&T. Morgan created these and other corporate gold mines by using his capital to destroy competition and bring one industry after another under the control of one, or at most a handful of companies. [Bankers have come to play the role of] faithful guardians of the national economy, with such urges as their profit motive kept discreetly under wraps. As John Kenneth Galbraith remarked, "If anybody else is lobbying for a higher price, we take for granted that they want more dough, but if a banker is lobbying for higher interest rates, this is pure unadulterated righteousness. Everybody else says they want more money, but let David Rockefeller speak for higher interest rates and, boy, that's statesmanship." [Banks depend on our] almost total ignorance of things financial to pull off some of the most outrageous, but always genteel, screwings of them all. The genius of these bank heists is that they never tamper with the principal, they just keep developing new and better ways to avoid paying interest on it. These days checking accounts are probably the bank swindle that touches us the most directly. It is a rare soul who finds anything odd in the way he is paying the bank ten cents a check so the bank can lend out his money at 10 percent interest. And those of us who thought we were outsmarting the game in signing up for free checking by maintaining a minimum balance, say $500, are in equally bad straits. Unless you are the sort who tries to buy candy from vending machines by writing a check, you are foregoing far more in lost interest on the $500 than you could possibly save on the free checking. Although the amount of an individual's loss is still not breathtaking, interest-free checking accounts are perhaps the biggest things banks have going for them. On any given day, commercial banks -- the only ones allowed to handle checking accounts -- are holding $200 billion in checking account money. This amounts to 40 percent of these banks' assets and they don't have to pay a penny of interest to use it. At 10 percent, the bank customers are losing a total of $20 billion a year. In the theoretical free market, competition would soon force all banks to pay interest, or lose their checking accounts to the more aggressive fellow across the street. But here's where the federal government, that guardian of the free enterprise system, comes in. Banks are protected from the rigors of competition by a series of federal laws which produce monopoly behavior without the inconvenience of actually creating a monopoly... The government's role in the operation is also a perfect way to deflect criticism from the banks, who are reaping the benefits... If you complained to your local banker, he would patiently explain that the decision was not made by him... Although the thrill of the daring daylight bank robbery has appealed to the American psyche since the heyday of Jesse James, most bank-inflicted screwings have all the drama of a TV dinner. Gentility is the watchword and most bank hustles are impeccably legal, abstract and rather boring -- like the bankers themselves... The swindles directly affecting the customer are little noticed because the loss to the individual is small and, because of their complexity, they are hard to detect. The big swindles [CN -- e.g. the $40 billion "line of credit" to Mexico], which invariably involve the government, do not arouse public indignation because, though the swindle is obvious, it is far from clear who is being taken by whom... The perils of competition are held at bay by the difficulty of getting into the banking business. Although opening a medium- sized bank often requires less capital than starting a chain of pizza parlors, you need considerably more to become a banker than the requisite capital and the yen to close down operations at 3 p.m. every afternoon. The sine qua non to go into banking is a charter, issued either by your state banking commissioner or the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency. This is just another area where the government shelters banking from the normal rigors of a competitive economy. According to free enterprise theory such decisions as starting a business are made by the investors, those with money to lose, but when it comes to banking these decisions are placed in the hands of the government regulators. The criteria for getting a charter are pretty foggy, but political clout generally helps on the state level. For the more prestigious federal charters, the major criterion is a guarantee that your bank won't hurt any existing banks. You not only have to prove that your banking won't cause any other bank to fail, but also that you won't even cause a dip in their profit margins. Your clients will all be new ones: those who have just moved into the area... Reduced to its simplest, this means that in an era of zero population growth there would be no new banks. The key phrase in all of this is "overbanking." Although never precisely defined, it appears to refer to a competitive situation where banks are forced to start offering free checking and a few of the more aggressive units start grumbling loudly that they want to pay interest on checking accounts, as well, to attract even more deposits... Unhealthy competition was... on the regulatory mind when an application for a bank charter on Key Biscayne island, where the only bank is run by Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo [CN -- one of Nixon's buddies], was denied by the U.S. Comptroller. Regulators also screen banking personnel, not the $115-a-week tellers, but the Ivy League vice-presidents, looking for those most likely to launder money for the mob. Of course, laundering money in the name of public service elicits quite a different response from banking regulators. Some of the Mexican money that paid for the Watergate burglary originally came from a Minneapolis businessman, Dwayne Andreas, who shortly thereafter received a federal charter to be the only banker in a giant new shopping center in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Most applicants for a bank charter are supposed to exude qualities like "character" and "integrity."... Once you have gained entry to the banking business, the water's fine. As in any monopoly, the profits are high, the stress is low, and the risk of loss is minimal... It is also getting harder for the average man to get the fruits of those profits through the corporate income tax, for the banks, while making more money, have managed to reduce the amount they have to pay in taxes -- their effective tax rate, 38 percent in 1961, was down to 17 percent by 1972. Government helps the banks help themselves in other ways as well. Take the government's habit of leaving federal funds in interest- free bank accounts... Following the laws of physics, these deposits gravitate to those banks that already weigh the most. A 1972 House Banking Committee study found that just 102 big banks hold 43 percent of these no-interest funds. And the largest account is, not surprisingly, at David Rockefeller's Chase Manhattan, followed by another Rockefeller bank, First National City. [...] The banks put the government's money to good use -- with the government itself. Banks invest much of that $6 billion in interest-free federal deposits in U.S. Treasury bills, [CN -- As I recall, they did this again just recently, when the Fed dramatically lowered interest rates and the banks then (instead of lending the money to you or I) put the money into government bonds. In other words, the banks were getting money from the Fed at 3 percent, then investing that money in government bonds paying something like 6 percent. The banks "made out like bandits".] on which the government was paying, at this writing, about 8 percent. Thus, incredibly, the government is paying the bank 8 percent in order to borrow back the government's own money. From the bank's point of view, it is collecting 8 percent for passing the money from one government pocket to another. [...] It is not surprising that Uncle Sam is rather reticent about his banking policies. Almost all government files on the granting of bank charters, for example, are off limits because, in the words of a former acting Comptroller General, "We don't want anyone to come in here on a fishing trip." The national debt, as it is now managed by the government, is another vast bonanza for the banks, and an equally large disaster for the average man. Since 1953, the government has allowed banks to buy a piece of the national debt... Congressman Wright Patman... believes that letting the banks in on the national debt has cost the public from $350 to $500 billion since 1953. Part of this is billed indirectly to the average man, in higher taxes to finance the higher interest rates his government has to pay. Part of it hits him indirectly -- in mortgages at 8.5 percent, as of this writing, almost twice the pre-1953 rate, and in higher interest on all his other forms of borrowing... The government has managed the national debt in such a way as to maximize bank profits and add to the interest costs to the general public... Hardly anyone protests, or even notices, the handling of the national debt, though the impact on the public is obvious. ITT makes headlines when it raids the government, while the banks go on quietly picking up much larger booty. This is the genius of banking: the bankers take us in ways that are discreet, complicated, legal and boring... The national debt swindle is far too abstract, too lacking in drama or obvious villains, to stick in most people's minds. The government's subsidizing of banks with interest-free accounts is a model of discretion. No taxpayer's money is actually delivered to the banks; there is no budget item reading "bank subsidy." The government merely fails to collect from the banks, and nowhere in its accounts is there a listing for "failed to collect from banks: $400 million." The hustling of the client is done by rules... so well established that they are rarely questioned. The treatment is administered in a spirit of sober responsibility; there are no used car dealers in this business. If you don't mind being considered dull, banking may be the best way to do it. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 55 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- MURDER, BANK FRAUD, DRUGS, AND SEX By Nicholas A. Guarino [List of victims from pamphlet] Victim #1: On September 26, 1993, Luther "Jerry" Parks enjoyed a nice dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Little Rock. On the way home, his car was forced to a stop and he was mowed down by unfriendlies with nine-millimeter semiautomatic pistols. The coroner pulled nine bullets from Jerry's body. I believe we can safely rule out suicide on this one. And it doesn't sound like your standard drive-by shooting, either. In fact, witnesses claim the hit man was a former state trooper who was very close to Bill Clinton. Jerry was the owner of American Contract Services, which supplied the guards for Clinton's presidential campaign and transition headquarters. (Clinton still owed him $81,000.) So he knew a lot about Clinton's comings and goings. As a matter of fact, Jerry had quietly been compiling a major study of Clinton's sexual affairs for about six years. Not quietly enough, though. Shortly before his demise, his home was broken into and the study's backup files -- filled with photos and names -- were stolen, according to his widow, Jane... after the security alarm was skilfully cut. Nothing else was taken. His big mistake: "He threatened Clinton," Jane said, "saying he'd go public if he didn't get his $81,000." And then came the end. The *London Sunday Telegraph* quoted Jerry's son Gary, 23, stating the obvious: "...they had my father killed to save Bill Clinton's political career." After a long investigation, Little Rock police detective Sergeant Clyde Steelman gave his character endorsement: "The Parks family aren't lying to you." But unless you live in Arkansas, you probably never heard about Jerry Parks. If you lived in London (or Nairobi or Hong Kong) you would know more. Whitewater and other Clinton scandals are a *far* bigger story overseas. Many foreign observers feel the Whitewater coverup is the biggest one in the world in fifty or sixty years. [...] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #2: You must understand the central fact about the Whitewater Development Corporation: It was *not* the main crime. Whitewater was only a pretext set up by Jim McDougal and the Clintons to milk millions of dollars from the SBA [Small Business Administration], banks, Arkansas Development Finance Authority, and Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan (which was later bailed out by us taxpayers to the tune of $65 million). The Resolution Trust Corporation [RTC] people eventually figured out that their investigation of Madison wasn't getting anywhere because it was based in Kansas City, where Clinton's people stymied it. So Jon Parnell Walker, a Senior Investigation Specialist in the RTC's Washington office, began a campaign to get the case moved to DC. Soon after, Jon was looking over a possible new apartment in Lincoln Towers in Arlington, Virginia, when reportedly he suddenly decided to climb over the balcony railing and jump. Jon's friends, family, and co-workers all agree on one fact: This man was *not* depressed. Maybe he was just impulsive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #3: You remember the name Danny Ferguson. He is the Arkansas patrolman who once said he brought Paula Jones to Bill Clinton's hotel room. Kathy, 38, his wife at the time, blabbed a lot about such things. She often told friends and co-workers about how Bill had gotten Danny to bring women to him and stand watch while they had sex. (Altogether, Bill had hundreds of women brought to him, sometimes several a day. Young, pretty women pulled over for speeding or whatever would be offered a choice between a jail sentence or a trip to go see Bill.) Part of Danny's job was to make sure that each woman was ready and willing when Bill met her. Kathy told people that Bill was *really* mad when Paula Jones wouldn't "put out." Bill hates to be refused. On May 10, [1994] Kathy was found dead with a pistol in her hand. A suicide, the police said. Only three problems with this: a. Women rarely use guns to kill themselves. b. I can't find anyone who *ever* heard of a nurse shooting herself. (Why should they? They know all the right dosages for pills, and they have access to them.) c. I've talked to three of the six nurses who worked most closely with Kathy at Baptist Memorial in Little Rock. They gave me, in no uncertain terms, a loud message to convey to you: "NO WAY did Kathy Ferguson kill herself." They are irate. Footnote to story: About three weeks later, Danny reversed his story, saying he didn't lead Paula to Clinton's room after all. Second footnote: Bill Shelton, Kathy's new boyfriend (since her separation from Danny), was loudly critical of the suicide story and complained to many people about it. Bill was found dead on June 9. They're calling this a suicide, too. (Perhaps it was. I haven't checked it out yet.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #4: Vincent Foster, who was Clinton's counsel for Whitewater, was the highest government official to meet an untimely death since the Kennedys. He *could* have killed himself on July 20, 1993, as Robert Fiske, Clinton's "independent" counsel claimed. But it's rather doubtful. The story line concocted by Fiske has about 20 major holes in it -- which partly explains his replacement by Kenneth Starr. A few examples: ** Official photos show the alleged suicide gun in Vince's right hand. Trouble is, he was left-handed. (Of course, a hit man wouldn't have known that.) Fiske ignored this in his report. ** Vince went out and hired two lawyers on July 19. As Clinton's man in charge of covering up Whitewater, he had failed badly and could see everything was about to unravel (which it began to do in Arkansas the very next day). Question: Why pay for a lawyer to launch a defense and then shoot yourself a day later? Fiske ignored this. ** After a somewhat hurried lunch in his office July 20, Vince grabbed his jacket and left the White House with the words, "I'll be back." And then we are supposed to believe, apparently, that he picked up a White House beeper, drove to his Georgetown townhouse, got a gun, drove to a lonely park in Arlington, walked 200 yards to a steep slope, went down into some thick bushes, sat down, shot himself and *then* threw his glasses 13 feet away through heavy brush, and wound up lying down supine and perfectly straight, legs together, with arms straight down at his side, the gun *still* in his hand, and trickles of blood running from his mouth in several directions, including uphill. What's wrong with this picture? ** Where's the bullet? None was ever found even after a massive search and excavation. Could it be that the police and FBI looked in the wrong place? Sgt. George Gonzalez (the first paramedic on the scene) and his boss both insisted they found Foster 200 feet from the official spot. If they're right, then why was the body moved? ** Where are the fingerprints on the gun? There were none! ** Where are the skull fragments? None were ever found. Normally, a .38 will blow out a 4" to 5" hole, with blood and brains everywhere. Because of the mess and the noise, most sophisticated hit men today repack their cartridges with a half charge. This explains the tiny, one-inch hole in the back of Vince's head. Fiske skipped this. ** Who is the mystery blonde whose hairs were found on Vince? And why did Fiske not mention that carpet fibers and semen were found on his [Foster's] shorts? In this age of detective movies, how could anyone think such clues unworthy of mention in a serious report? Sadly, the real reason Fiske was sacked by that 3-judge panel was not to preserve an "appearance of impartiality," as the papers said. They were simply tipped off that Fiske was rapidly burying everything he could. For instance, when David Hale's trial judge refused to keep Bill Clinton's name entirely *out* of Hale's testimony, Fiske immediately stopped the trial and changed his charge from a huge felony to a small misdemeanor -- with a vastly reduced sentence! [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 56 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- MURDER, BANK FRAUD, DRUGS, AND SEX By Nicholas A. Guarino [List of victims from pamphlet] [...continued...] ** Where's the suicide note? Vince [Foster] wrote an unsigned *outline* of a resignation letter, which Clinton's counsel Bernard Nussbaum kept for six days, tore into 27 pieces (without leaving one single fingerprint -- try that!), then changed his mind and let the bright yellow pieces strangely appear in Vince's briefcase, which the police and FBI had already inspected and found to be empty. But this "suicide note" says nothing about suicide, of course. And the final letter is missing. ** Today, thanks to the drug trade, hit men have polished the "staged suicide" to an exact science. If any sign of a struggle remains, the killer has failed his task. The trick is to persuade the victim he'll be OK if he cooperates -- and then shoot suddenly. In the vile jargon of the professional assassins I've had the misfortune of meeting, "Ya gotta butter up a turkey before ya roast 'im." To my utter amazement, neither Fiske nor the Senate investigators knew anything about how hit men work today. ** I could go on and on. Fiske quoted reports -- even an anonymous one -- from visitors to the park [Fort Marcy Park] that day. But some witnesses also saw "a menacing-looking Hispanic man" by a white van with its big door open near Vince's car just before the body was found. Fiske left that out. ** Instead of allowing Vince's office to be sealed after his death, top Clinton staffers Bernie Nussbaum, Patsy Thomasson, and Maggie Williams frantically rifled it for "national security matters" (read: incriminating Whitewater documents) and carted them off to Hillary's closet upstairs. In a stunning show of chutzpah, they even made the park police and FBI agents sit in the hallway for two hours while they did it. And Nussbaum later claimed it was only ten minutes! (An FBI agent disclosed to me that a file was opened for *obstruction* *of* *justice*, but Bill had it closed.) Why would anybody want a nice, gentle fellow like Vince Foster killed and his body dumped in a park? For some excellent reasons, which I detail in my book, *The Impeached President*. [CN -- Apparently available by writing to *The Wall Street Underground*, 1129 East Cliff Road, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337]... But the #1 reason is that Vince knew far too much and he had to go because he was about to crack -- and that would have ended the Clinton presidency right there and then. Suppose, however, it *was* a suicide. Suppose Whitewater was becoming such a horror that suicide seemed better than facing the music. What then? Then the only logical explanation is scenario #2, as follows: ** Vince's Whitewater coverup was coming apart. Facts were popping up in the press and people were talking. For instance, Clinton's partner in Whitewater, Jim McDougal, had gone to Little Rock attorney and 1990 Republican gubernatorial candidate Sheffield Nelson and made a taped statement which I have heard, saying: I could sink it [the coverup] quicker than they could lie about it if I could get in a position so I wouldn't have my head beaten off. And Bill knows that. ** So sensitive was Vince to criticism that he was still bothered about the heat he was getting for his role in Travelgate. In fact, Fiske stated that those close to Vince thought that "the single greatest source of his distress was the criticism he... received following the firing of seven employees from the White House Travel Office." Little did they know the whole story. Vince had to keep Whitewater details bottled up inside -- even at home. ** On the day Vince shot himself, he received a shocking phone call from an attorney at Arkansas' Rose Law Firm saying that FBI Director William Sessions was about to subpoena the documents of Judge David Hale. Hale was a Clinton appointee who charged that Clinton forced him to give fraudulent SBA loans of millions of dollars to Clinton's friends. In the Senate hearings, Clinton's people denied such a call took place, but I know for a definite fact that it did. And I'm backed up by the Rose phone billings and Vince's phone log. Also, Sen. Christopher Bond (R.-Mo.) later confirmed that the call was from "an old friend" at Rose. ** About this time, Clinton fired his FBI Director -- a step so desperate that no President had ever taken it. ** Vince realized that the genie was out of the bottle. He had confided to his brother-in-law, former congressman Beryl Anthony, that he was very worried that Congress itself was about to launch a criminal probe into his affairs. (In this scenario, the "suicide note" was actually the "opening argument for his defense" before Congress -- a defense which Vince told his wife he wrote on July 11.) ** He was sure that in such a probe, the easy-going David Hale would spill the beans and drag in Gov. Tucker, Steve Smith, Madison Marketing, Castle Grande, Whitewater, Vince himself -- and, inevitably, Bill Clinton. He mentally added up the fines and prison terms he would face for concealing Bill's crimes -- many of which he had taken a supporting role in. The totals were horrendous. And the thought of being a central figure in America's first presidential impeachment [CN -- Pres. Andrew Johnson was the first impeachment trial, although he, in the end, was not actually impeached.] was too much for his quiet mind to bear. He told his wife and sister that he was thinking of resigning. (But he still couldn't let on about the Whitewater crisis.) ** He was cracking up. Everyone around him agreed he looked and sounded terrible. The Desyrel prescribed by his doctor didn't help. So when the call came about Hale's subpoena, he had to go home and think things over. But there, alas, he could think of no way out. So he put two bullets in his revolver, drove across the Potomac to the first quiet spot he found, hid himself in some bushes where he could pray in solitude, and pulled the trigger. That's the most probable *suicide* scenario. Unfortunately for Clinton, it's almost as damning as the murder scenario. Today everyone -- from Vince's family to the press to the White House -- professes to be baffled by Vince's death. "How on earth," they wonder, "could such a typical Washington flap as Travelgate cause Vince to be so depressed?" Under either scenario, the plain answer is: It didn't. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victims #5 & #6: Then you have the small-plane crashes, which are fairly easy events to stage. Hit men commonly use any of five quick, simple, techniques. One method was used on the first two victims, C. Victor Raiser II, the former finance co-chairman of Clinton's presidential campaign, and his son, Montgomery. Their plane crashed in good weather near Anchorage, Alaska, on July 30, 1992. I respected Raiser as a man of integrity, but he was caught up in a lot of shenanigans of the campaign -- though he didn't like them. Eventually, he soured on Clinton and thus became a potential major leak and a big threat to Bill's presidency. [CN -- A biographical note seems to be in order: The author of this sketch, Nicholas A. Guarino is editor of *The Wall Street Underground*. Among many other things, he lived for 20 years in Arkansas and personally knew Commander Billy Jeff, Jim Blair, Vince Foster, Jim McDougal, David Hale, Don Tyson, Governor Tucker, "and dozens more of that bunch." He uses his own extensive research as well as "numerous informants" to "warn others of the acute dangers of evil, power-hungry men in positions of influence." Today, he lives "in a scenic, secluded place as far from Arkansas as he can get."] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #7: Herschel Friday was another member of Raiser's committee and a heck of a nice guy. His plane dropped out of site and exploded as he approached his own private landing strip in Arkansas in a light drizzle on March 1, 1994. Herschel was a top- notch pilot and his strip is better than those in most cities. (I know because I almost had to use it once when my own plane's carburetor started backfiring.) 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 57 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- MURDER, BANK FRAUD, DRUGS, AND SEX By Nicholas A. Guarino [List of victims from pamphlet] [...continued...] Victim #8: Just two days later, Dr. Ronald Rogers, a very vocal dentist from Royal, Arkansas, was on his way to reveal some dirt on Clinton to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, a reporter from the *London Sunday Telegraph*, when his twin-engine Cessna crashed with a full tank of gas in clear weather south of Lawton, Oklahoma. His pilot had just radioed that he was having trouble and needed to refuel in Lawton. (I'm 98% sure of the technique that killed both Rogers and Friday; it drops your fuel gauge to "empty," then cuts off your fuel when you tilt forward to land -- and leaves no trace of a clue for investigators.) There have been six other air crash deaths of former Clinton intimates and advisors, but I believe they were true accidents. In fact, in the course of about 50 radio/TV interviews, I've talked with a number of people who blame every accident since the Titanic on Clinton. This foolishness distresses me greatly because it discredits the actual known murders. Yes, there are likely hundreds of deaths among people connected in some remote way to Clinton's scandals, but the probable murders are pretty much limited to those you see in this special report -- and even some of these could be accidents... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #9: But Barry Seal's death was no accident. His story is so exciting that Hollywood made it into a movie (*Double- Crossed*), starring Dennis Hopper and Adrienne Barbeau. Barry made about $50 million as a pilot and plane supplier in Clinton's incredibly elaborate and successful drug-running operation out of Mena, Arkansas. Iran-Contra was conceived as a simple scheme to use the Ayatollah's money to send guns to the Contra freedom fighters. But from that humble, Ollie North beginning, it blossomed into the great Arkansas dream. Virtually every load of Chinese AK-47s (plus light machine guns, grenades, and other small ordnance) taken from Mena to Nicaragua was matched by a return load of dope and cash flown in from Columbia via Panama or the Cayman Islands on "black flights" that Customs officials and air traffic controllers were instructed to ignore. According to an exhaustive, top-selling new book entitled *Compromised*, by Terry Reed and John Cummings (which I found highly accurate), pilots were bringing back and air-dropping over $9 million a week in cash, which was properly laundered and then went into Arkansas industries owned by friends of Gov. Clinton. (*Not* into Clinton's pockets -- he didn't usually do that kind of thing except to pay off campaign debts and favors.) And in case you're wondering why Bill needed his land scams when he had all that drug money available, the answer is, the drug operations came later. Incidentally, the money was laundered through such sterling banks as BCCI [Bank of Credit and Commerce International]. Remember them? I discussed BCCI's involvement extensively with its Panamanian president. Five or six of the CIA subcontractor pilots running the gun-drug loop under Barry Seal have said that Nella (near Mena) was chosen as the base for training Contra soldiers mainly because its terrain and foliage were so similar to Nicaragua. Many local residents still recall camouflaged Latinos holding maneuvers in the countryside -- but they all agree it's not healthy to talk about it too much. Iran-Contra was an impressive operation on both ends. I still remember standing on the deck of a flat-deck, flat-bottom supply boat used to run guns upriver to the Contras in Nicaragua. It was loaded to the gunwhales with Russian-made rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, etc., in Chinese-marked boxes. The captain and his partner, a German arms dealer, invited me to sample the merchandise, so I pried the lids off a couple of wooden cases, took out some AK-47s, and sprayed a few clips around the woods. (Very nice guns, but I wasn't in the market.) In case this begins to sound like a far-right hallucination, you should know that some liberal groups (ever opposed to CIA tricks) concur. For instance, *The Wall Street Journal* said on June 29: There is even one public plea that Special Counsel Robert Fiske should investigate possible links between Mena and the savings-and-loan association involved in Whitewater. The plea was sounded by the Arkansas Committee, a left-leaning group of former University of Arkansas students who have carefully tracked the Mena affair for years. I wish them luck. And good health. The Arkansas Attorney General, the IRS, and the state police have been met for fifteen years with "a wall of obfuscation and obstruction" erected by the Clinton circle of power -- which is EVERYWHERE in Arkansas. According to *Penthouse*, which is not exactly noted for being a far-right magazine: He [Clinton] controlled virtually all the 2,000 handpicked appointees to an array of boards and commissions that effectively rule the state... Anyone seeking to do business with the state -- and that included just about everybody running a business -- learned to expect direct solicitations by Clinton's campaign finance people. Polk County Prosecutor Charles Black, to his credit, once even sat down with Clinton himself and pleaded for a state investigation of Mena! Bill said that "he would get a man on it and get back to me," Black recalls. That was in 1988. Black is still sitting by his phone. (I'm sure Bill got a kick out of that interview. I recall him grinning as he made some comment about "dumb Arkies" one afternoon at the brokerage I owned in Harrison -- one of a dozen or so occasions when we spent time together.) But at the risk of sounding as bad as Bill, I must remind you that, after all, this *is* Arkansas... where: ** One governor before Clinton had every concrete-and-steel bridge in the state insured for fire (yes, fire). Guess who owned the insurance company. ** Another governor, being indicted for fraud, simply canned the judge and replaced him with the town drunk, who then dismissed the grand jury. So just think of Bill as a traditional, Arkansas kind of politician. But I digress. Barry Seal was eventually arrested by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA]. To get off the hook, he turned state's evidence and fingered several big drug dealers. He even managed to take clandestine photographs of major Columbian and Panamanian figures, one of which President Reagan showed proudly in a nationwide TV speech. But in the end, the DEA betrayed the flamboyant Barry by allowing him to be sentenced to a halfway house, where a few days later he was a sitting duck for three Columbian avengers with Uzi and MAC- 10 submachine guns with silencers. The ending wasn't pretty, but it made a hard-hitting movie. Why did the DEA dump Barry? Perhaps because, as Clinton observed to Terry Reed, "Seal just got too damn big for his britches and that scum basically deserved to die, in my opinion..." I'm not saying Bill ran Iran-Contra. He didn't -- not even the Arkansas half of it. But five men in the Mena operation (sorry, I can't reveal their names to you) have affirmed that he provided their cover as governor and "rode herd" on them through the Intelligence Division of the state police. Other high officials helped. Why? Because the Arkansas state bonds program (ADFA) received 10 percent of the net profits -- plus the *use* of 100 percent of the gross in their banks as they laundered it. Quite a boost to the economy! At least that was the deal cut with Clinton. But the Mena operations (code-named *Centaur Rose* and *Jade Bridge* by Reagan's CIA Director Wm. Casey) finally had to be yanked from Arkansas and moved to Mexico under the name Operation *Screw Worm*. Simple reason: Bill and friends just couldn't resist putting Arkansas' hand deeper into the till than they were supposed to. In fact, eyewitness Reed details at length the tense meeting in which William P. Barr -- later President Bush's Attorney General -- breaks the bad news to a very angry Clinton. (Sorry, I must condense the conversation greatly. You've got to read his book!) On a March night in 1986, they met with Reed, Oliver North, and two other CIA men in a musty, poorly-lit World War II ammunition bunker at Camp Robinson outside Little Rock. After several sharp exchanges and traded insults, Barr said, "The deal we made was to launder our money through your bond business. What we didn't plan on was you... shrinking our laundry... That's why we're pulling the operation out of Arkansas. It's become a liability for us. We don't need live liabilities." "What do ya' mean, live liabilities?" Clinton demanded. "There's no such thing as a dead liability. It's an oxymoron, get it? Oh, or don't you Rhodes Scholars study things like that?" Barr snapped. "What! Are you threatenin' us? Because if ya' are..." >From that point on, Barr was able to smooth things out, and he concluded with the most eye-opening passage of the book: You and your state have been our greatest asset. The beauty of this, as you know, is that you're a Democrat, and with our ability to influence both parties, this country can get beyond partisan gridlock. Mr. Casey wanted me to pass on to you that unless you f*** up and do something stupid, you're No. 1 on the short list for a shot at the job you've always wanted [meaning the Presidency]. That's pretty heady stuff, Bill. So why don't you help us keep a lid on this and we'll all be promoted together. You and guys like us are the fathers of the new government. Hell, we're the new covenant. An amazing statement, wasn't it? Especially for 1986. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 58 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FLYING HIGH WITH COMMANDER BILLY JEFF "A Scenario" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff put on the epaulettes and looked in the mirror. "Now I truly am a Commander!" he exclaimed. "Commander Billy Jeff!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "The Commander" snuck out back behind the White House to puff on a cigar. "I sure do hope Hillary doesn't find out!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The wind wreaked havoc on his $200 hairdo. "Aw darnit, anyway!" he groaned. "Oh well. I'll just open a $200 line of credit and get another haircut!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commander Billy Jeff threw down the old stogie. "Say. I sure am horny," he thought. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie, the new White House maid, was dusting the Lincoln Bedroom. She wore the latest skimpy French maid's outfit. Commander Billy Jeff entered the bedroom, shut the door, and locked it behind him. He pulled down his pants. "Mon Dieu!" exclaimed Marie. "I am not paid for thees!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Commander advanced toward Marie. "Come here, Frenchy. It's a matter of national security," he ordered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie ran around the advancing Billy Jeff and his erect member, narrowly escaping his grasping paws. She tried opening the door -- but it was locked! He was in hot pursuit! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The door was unlocked from the other side. In walked Hillary. "Thank Heaven!" thought Marie. "That bitch ruined my fun," muttered Billy Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie escaped, at least for the time being. Hillary spoke to the Commander: "For God's sake, pull your pants up, will you? You're supposed to be an intellectual, remember?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillary came closer. "Say, what's that I smell?" she asked. "Why it smells like a stinky old cigar!" Billy Jeff began to cower. "I, I, I..." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillary exploded. "Billy Jeff!" she shrieked. "You know you're only allowed to smoke marijuana in here!" She socked Billy Jeff hard -- POW! -- right in his now-wilting member. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He sure didn't look like any "Commander" now, not moaning on the floor with his pants down, holding his pained member, in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. Hillary stalked out in a huff. "Oh gee whiz. That bitch is always ruining my fun," he blubbered as the tears fell down his face. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After a few minutes, Commander Billy Jeff felt a little better. A happy thought occurred to him: "Hey! My brother Roger is in town with his hillbilly band!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Commander picked up the phone. "Secret Service? Get some limousines out back, pronto. It's a diplomatic mission." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding in the back of a limousine, on the way to the seedy side of town where Roger's hillbilly band was playing a "gig", Billy Jeff poured himself a tall, cool whisky sour. "Say, can't you go any faster?!" he snapped at the driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The limousine pulled up in front of a cheap tavern in the seedy side of town. "Keep the motor running, and put it on my line of credit!" laughed Billy Jeff as he exited the limousine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But Roger wasn't there! "Dog-gonnit! I wanted to have some fun!" complained Commander Billy Jeff. The bartender and one old boozer were the only other ones inside the bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Where's Roger and his hillbilly band?" inquired Billy Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Aw, those guys? They were shit," said the bartender. "Those bums couldn't make it even if they were the President's relatives! We threw those bums out last night." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commander Billy Jeff felt his ears turn red. He was getting very angry. "Threw them out... threw them out..." he fumed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A black cloud seemed to form over Billy Jeff's head. "...threw them out..." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He advanced toward the bartender. "Say," he said very quietly. "You can't throw people around like that. Don't you know that's illegal?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The bartender looked up from where he was polishing glasses. "Huh?" he asked. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff stood full up against the bar. "Don't you know that's illegal? Don't you know we can be 'tough on crime'?" he uttered venomously. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The bartender began to look worried. "Hey. We cancelled them, that's all." [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 59 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 10. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY: THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947 PART I : CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES (continued) 34. Kah, Gary H., En Route to Global Occupation, Lafayette, Louisiana, Huntington House Publishers, 1992. Kah is a high- ranking government liaison and author. Summary: Documents plans for a one-world government based on Kah's more than ten thousand hours of research. These plans include a cash-less society, wherein electronic transfers of money take place using user-ID cards, invisible bar code tatoos, or computer chips smaller than a human hair inserted under the skin by injection. The plans encompass methods that include economic control, media control, and political control. The economic control encompasses controlling the American economy through big bank mergers, the Federal Reserve, and tax-exempt foundations protecting big money families. Many congressmen and political activists have attempted to investigate and expose these financial manipulations, as well as call for an audit or repeal of the Federal Reserve, including Representative Wright Patman of Texas, Congressman Charles Lindbergh, Sr., Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Congressman Carroll Reece, Congressman Larry P. McDonald, Senator John Heinz, and Senator John Tower, Senator Jesse Helms, Lt. Col. Archibald Roberts, Congressman John Rarick, Senator Jack Metcalf, Representative Henry Gonzales of Texas, Representative Phil Crane of Illinois. As a result, some have been harassed and even killed in so-called accidents. Congressional committee investigations have concluded that basically those behind tax-exempt foundations and those behind the Federal Reserve are basically all the same people. The top eight stockholders in the Federal Reserve include: Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin (the Rothschild family was closely allied with Freemasonry); Lazard Brothers Banks of Paris; Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy; Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam; Lehman Brothers Bank of New York; Kuhn, Loeb Bank of New York; Chase Manhattan Bank of New York; and Goldman, Sachs Bank of New York. Political control is also one of their plans. The tax-exempt foundations were found to reach "far into government, into the policymaking circles of Congress and into the State Department." The foundations served not just as tax shelters, but also to fund major think-tanks which have influenced "virtually every aspect of American life." The think-tanks served to shape public opinion, to promote certain teachers and experts in foreign affairs, to dominate "learned journals in international affairs," to appoint State Department officials to foundation jobs, controlling academic research of social sciences, public education and international affairs through funding grants and controlling research monies, and to appoint foundation officials to State Department jobs. At least "one foreign foundation [originated by Cecil Rhodes, a close ally of the Rothschilds and European Freemasonry] was allied with the major U.S. foundations in shaping our foreign policy." Foundations, businesses, families, banks, think-tanks, and capitalists mentioned in connection with these plans include: The Rothschilds, the Warburgs, Kuhn, Loeb, J.P. Morgan, Rockefellers, the Carnegies, Standard Oil, Chemical Bank, the Harrimans, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Exxon, Mobil, Sohio, Marathon, Phillips 66, Chevron, Humble Oil, Arco, Texaco, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, United Nations Association, Institute of Pacific Relations, Council on Foreign Relations, Rhodes Scholarship Fund, Trilateral Commission, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Dartmouth Conference, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Atlantic Institute, Club of Rome, Bilderberger Group, the Nobel prize, Brookings Institute, Rand Corporation, Hudson Institute, Middle East Institute, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. >From the perspective of those involved in the conspiracy, national boundaries, political philosophies, and constitutions simply do not matter. "All that matters to this club is the maximization of profits resulting from the practice of what can be described as finance capitalism, a system which rests upon the twin pillars of debt and monopoly. This isn't real capitalism. It is the road to economic concentration and to political slavery." Many divisions of our government are dominated by Freemasonry, CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and TC (Trilateral Commission) members, including State Department, Treasury Department, National Security Council, the Presidency of the United States, Federal Reserve officials, Defense Department, U.S. ambassadors, National Security Advisors, Secretary of Defense, Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, U.S. ambassadors to NATO, CIA Directors, Attorney General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Not only have presidents belonged to these organizations, but the candidates running on the opposing tickets have, almost without exception, been members as well....Regardless of who gets elected, the same agenda moves forward, because candidates from both parties are consistently drawn from the same school of thought espousing" a new world order. Media control is also part of their plan. Democracy does not stand a chance against such a conspiracy as long as there is no free press to keep the U.S. citizens informed. The media were also found to be dominated by CFR and TC members, including William Paley, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Bill Moyers, Tom Brokaw, John Chancellor, Marvin Kalb, Irving R. Levine, David Brinkley, John Scali, Barbara Walters, Daniel Schorr, Robert McNeil, Jim Lehrer, and Hodding Carter III. Various congressional reports indicate a growing control of CBS, NBC, and ABC stock by the Rockefeller family bank, Chase Manhattan. "Independent newspapers [531 in 1983, down from 1,381 in 1945] have also been the target of establishment takeovers and mergers....Major newspapers, [magazines, and book publishers] influenced by CFR" and/or TC members include New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Co., Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Sun Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Post, Minneapolis Star, Arkansas Gazette, Des Moines Register, USA Today, Denver Post, Time, Life, People, Fortune, Money, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, US News & World Report, Saturday Review, Reader's Digest, Atlantic Monthly, McCalls, Harpers, MacMillan, Random House, Harper & Row, Cowles Publishing, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Viking Press, Little Brown & Co., Harper Brothers, Xerox Corporation, IBM Publishing & Printing, Yale University Press, and newspapers in more than 40 other U.S. cities. The Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations have influenced the education of American children. During this century, they supplied or stimulated prominent funding for institutions of higher learning. In the early 1930's they backed John Dewey's socialist philosophy. They financed the writing of textbooks, the National Education Association, and teacher training schools. Rene Wormser, Counsel for the Senate investigative Reece Committee said that these "foundations nurtured some of the most ardent academic advocates of upsetting the American system and supplanting it with a Socialist state....By 1934 the NEA adopted John Dewey's philosophy of humanism, socialism, and globalism, and incorporated it into the classroom." At this same time Dewey went to Russia and organized the Marxist system of education there. These foundations "also spent millions of dollars on rewriting history books and creating textbooks that undermined patriotism and free enterprise." One series of textbooks espoused Marxist propaganda to such an "extent that the California legislature refused to appropriate money for them." The author's investigation into Freemasonry included interviewing former and current members, some of whom had reached the level of either Thirty-Second or Thirty-Third degree. "The testimonies of current Masons differed drastically from those of Masons who had left the Order. Current members expressed no knowledge whatsoever of any higher religious aims of the Order. They were fiercely loyal to the lodge and told me that Freemasonry was nothing more than an international secret fraternity based on good works. Former Masons, on the other hand, offered views that could not have been more opposite from those of their counterparts. They told me that the organization was anti-Christ and that it was dangerous, particularly in its higher levels, citing the previous as their main reason for leaving, adding that it was Luciferically-inspired....[Regarding the discrepancy] I concluded that current members either would not reveal what they knew because of the oaths of secrecy they had taken or else they truly were unaware of these things, not yet having reached a level where they were exposed to the underlying purpose of their Order." One researcher had gathered secret Masonic materials and writings for over twenty years "from widows of deceased Masons who were unaware of the significance of the Order and its literature." The Illuminati and Knights Templars received repeated mention throughout, confirming that Freemasonry is a continuation of the Illuminati. Historically, the high level Masons (above Thirty-Third degree) took their teachings from the Illuminati, who in turn took their teachings from the Knights Templars, who in turn took their teachings from the Gnostics. The Gnostics believed God had two sons, Satanael, the elder son, and Jesus, the younger son. Satanael, "filled with pride, he rebelled against his Father and fell from Heaven," creating the visible world, "man, and the serpent which became his minister. Later Christ came to earth in order to show men the way to Heaven, but His death was ineffectual, for even by descending into Hell He could not wrest the power from Satanael. This belief in the impotence of Christ and the necessity therefore for placating Satan, not only 'Prince of this world,' but its creator, led to the further doctrine that Satan, being all-powerful, should be adored" and worshipped. The Knights Templars were initially a religious and military organization during the crusades, composed of nobles who were "granted favors by many European rulers and gained possession of property throughout the continent. Through gifts of land and money, the Templars became extremely wealthy and powerful." By 1300 "the Templars, through their enormous wealth and widespread organization, had become the bankers of Europe...." According to an official text of the Masons, Morals and Dogma, "Their watchword was, to become wealthy in order to buy the world." Later the King of France arrested the Knights Templars and conducted an investigation. "The knights confessed to a variety of notorious crimes and admitted to taking blasphemous oaths against Jesus Christ upon admission into the order." These crimes consisted of spitting upon the crucifix, committing obscenities, and practicing unnatural vices (sodomy). The Pope intervened to protect his papal jurisdiction. Later, due to mounting public pressure, he launched his own investigation for fear the King's had involved torture. The Pope's investigation revealed the same results. In front of witnesses and without torture, the knights admitted to abominations, indecencies, and obscenities. "The Knights Templars, as it turned out, had been masters of deception, expert in duplicity, appearing to serve Christ on the surface while worshipping Lucifer within their inner rites." Morals and Dogma confirmed that they "had two doctrines, one concealed and reserved for the Masters...the other public." The Pope abolished the order. It then went underground, trusting its dangerous secrets only to those who had passed successfully through a series of degrees. Hundreds of years later, they surfaced again, this time as a benevolent organization of good works, taking over the stone mason guilds of Europe, since the original Knights Templars had viewed themselves as grand builders and had with their riches built many castles and estates. The stone mason guilds were eager to make the union because they were at that time in danger of going under due to their shrinking numbers. The transition was successful with the public viewing it favorably as an organization of simple good works. By 1776, Adam Weishaupt, a famous Mason, had developed the Illuminati, a secret society within a secret society. One Masonic historian himself has stated that the goals include "found[ing] a new Hierarchy, to overturn all authority, and to press down all the Social Order under the level of Equality." Another Masonic historian stated "the express aim of the Order was to abolish Christianity, and overturn all civil government." In Weishaupt's own words, the Illuminati "will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government of the States, and make use of those means for this purpose...." Around 1782, Weishaupt "succeeded at forging an alliance between illuminized Freemasonry and the growing Rothschild banking network, thereby giving the Order the financial means to begin to carry out its plans." By making an alliance with international financiers, "it took root, it grew, it flourished, it gathered into itself more men of royal and noble titles than were possessed by the Hohenzollern family; even the Jesuits joined it." Weishaupt convinced many Christian leaders to join by holding out the Illuminati as a Christian organization with the express purpose of unifying the world for the sake of Christ. The World Council of Churches, "an organization that is strongly influenced by Freemasonry," continues Weishaupt's work by promoting interfaith unity despite the requisite compromise of each individual faith. Weishaupt himself wrote of his sarcastic glee in getting a famous protestant minister to join by believing that the Illuminati were genuinely Christian, "O Man, Man! To what may'st thou not be persuaded." During the 1800's, as the United States began to emerge as a world power, the Illuminati shifted its attention from Europe to the U.S. "In fact, many of this country's political founding fathers were Masons. Most of them, like George Washington, were decent men who knew of no higher aims of the Order and who even spoke out against the activities of the Illuminati." Albert Pike, an illuminized Freemason, stated in the 1800's, "The blind Force of the people is a Force that must be economized, and also managed....It must be regulated by Intellect [a reference to the Illuminati or the highest adepts of Freemasonry]....When all these Forces are combined, and guided by the Intellect, and regulated by the RULE of Right, and Justice....the great revolution prepared for by the ages will begin to march. It is because Force is ill regulated that revolutions prove failures." Pike authored a book called "The Book of Apadno, which 'contains the prophecies concerning the reign of the Anti-Christ from the Satanic point of view.'" He also organized many headquarters around the world "for the purpose of gathering information vital to political and propaganda efforts." Speaking as the leader of all Freemasonry, Pike said, "We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition....The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferic doctrine." "The success of a conspiracy depends on its ability to conceal from the masses the truth of what they are working for. The conspirators will, therefore, bring no more people into their inner circle than what is absolutely necessary for the success of their mission." This is why the higher Masonic degrees cannot be earned by good works, but only conferred from above. The lower Masonic degrees, earned by countless hours of establishing hospitals or helping the crippled, serve as a shield made up of innocents between the public and the true intentions of the Masonic hierarchy. The role of the Soviet Union in the development of a new world order involves the birth of communism. Karl Marx was hired by the League of Just Men, a branch organization of the Illuminati, to write the Communist Manifesto and to penetrate and subvert the labor movement in France. In the early days of the revolution, "the revolutionaries called themselves Spartacusts (after Adam Weishaupt's Illuminati pseudonym) before becoming known as Bolsheviks and later as Communists." There were other Illuminati who infiltrated the labor movement. On the labor movement's committee charged with the responsibility of making the movement international in scope were a personal secretary to one of the two highest-ranking officials of the Illuminati, a French Freemason, and the secretary of the English Masons' Union. Speaking of the communist revolution, Churchill said, "From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt, to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky...this worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development and envious malevolence, and impossible equality has been steadily growing. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century...." The larger plan was to create and spark war, acts of terrorism, and military aggression so that the people of the world would conclude that nationalism was responsible for war. Therefore, the goal would become elimination of national boundaries and acceptance of an authority that would speak for a new world order, promising world peace. "There is direct evidence to suggest that the hidden powers have been planning for the eventual merger of the United States and the Soviet Union all along, but not until after a prolonged period of Cold War had accomplished their objectives. This evidence surfaced during the Reece Committee investigations into tax-exempt foundations during the 1950's." Norman Dodd, the director of research for the committee, had a conversation with H. Rowan Gaither, president of the Ford Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Gaither said, "All of us here at the policymaking level have had experience, either in O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services) or the European Economic Administration, with directives from the White House. We operate under those directives here. Would you like to know what those directives are?" Dodd said that he would. Gaither then said, "The substance of them is that we shall use our grant-making power so to alter life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union." When Dodd requested him to repeat this before the Reece Committee, Gaither declined, "That we would not think of doing." As a religion, Masonry exhorts its members to omit Christ's name from prayer. One Masonic instruction says, "To offer prayer in the name of Christ, is contrary to the universality of Masonry." Their source of power is claimed to be Lucifer. Masonic books say, "LUCIFER, the Light-bearer!...Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light?...Doubt it not!" Another states, "The seething energies of Lucifer are in [the Mason's] hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply (this) energy." Albert Pike said, "Lucifer is God....Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay [The God of the Christians] the God of Darkness and Evil." Pike also states that the goals of Masonry are "the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time." One former member says, "I can tell you that the Lodges always make a mockery of Christian Holy Days." Because of the severity of the oaths of secrecy taken by Masonic members (i.e., "binding myself under no less penalty than to have my left breast torn open and my heart and vitals taken from thence and thrown over my left shoulder and carried into the valley of Jehosaphat, there to become a prey to the wild beasts of the field, and vulture of the air if ever I should prove willfully guilty of violating any part of this my solemn oath...."), very few defect and even fewer defectors are willing to talk. One such courageous man, Captain William Morgan, wrote a book exposing the Masons. He was kidnapped and drowned in the Niagara River in Batavia, New York by several Masons in 1826. The publisher of the book was also kidnapped, but outraged citizens of Batavia rescued him in time. Following this incident, 45,000 Masons withdrew their membership. In 1848 one of the Masons who had been appointed to assassinate Morgan gave a death bed confession of the entire incident. Charles Finney wrote that Morgan "was aware, as Masons generally were at the time, that nearly all the civil offices in the country were in the hands of Freemasons; and that the press was completely under their control....Can [any Mason] who has taken and still adheres to the oath of the Royal Arch degree [a particular Masonic degree] be trusted in office? He swears to espouse the cause of a companion of this degree when involved in any difficulty, so far as to extricate him from the same, whether he be right or wrong. He swears to conceal his crimes, murder and treason not excepted." One member included in a Masonic book about famous Masons is John Marshall, a Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Shortly before his death, he said, "The institution of Masonry ought to be abandoned, as one capable of producing much evil, and incapable of producing any good which might not be affected by open means." Many other powerful politicians have campaigned against Masonry, including William Seward (Secretary of State under Lincoln), Daniel Webster, Ulysses S. Grant, John Adams, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, and Millard Fillmore. "Anton LaVey, the founder and leader of The Church of Satan, gives repeated reference to Freemasonry in his book,...'Satanic Ritual is a blend of Gnostic, Cabbalistic, Hermetic, and Masonic elements....'" "Every problem, no matter how small (or how fabricated), will suddenly become a reason for why we need a world government. The most convincing arguments will have to do with the environment, global debt, world poverty, and the prevention of war. A New World Order, they will say, is needed because individual nations are no longer capable of dealing with these complex problems on their own. The New World Order will appear to come from the bottom up, as something that the people of the world want. It will come in the name of democracy, non-threatening -not as a system being forced upon us by our politicians." [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 60 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- >From the upcoming issue of Steamshovel Press (#12, due in two weeks): A Day In The Life A Newly Declassified Document on Wilhelm Reich In 1991 Steamshovel Press editor Kenn Thomas began a Freedom of Information Act search of government files on Wilhelm Reich, the orgone psychologist and UFO combatant whose scientific equipment was destroyed and books burned by the federal government after it sent him to certain death in the federal prison in Lewisberg, Pennsylvania in 1957. The FOI search yielded many interesting documents and a never before published photograph of Reich from his prison file. In November 1994, the Immigration and Naturalization Service declassified a document that had been withheld from the original FOI request. It details an attempt by the FBI in 1953 to get Dr. Reich to identify "suspected subversive aliens and to furnish information gained while a former member [sic] of the Communist Party in Germany" in the 1930s. As the document reveals, the hapless agent assigned to this task stumbled upon a Wilhelm Reich quite removed from the narrow political preoccupations of his young adulthood. Reich had reached an advanced stage of his study of the orgone and had become convinced of its role in the developing awareness of the UFO phenomenon. The FBI agent had preoccupations of his own--the nudes in the artwork around Reich's Orgonon lab, for instance, and any potential information on the two suspected Communists (names deleted for the most part, in compliance with FOIA privacy protections)-but reached the surprising conclusion that Reich had "information which may be helpful to the government of the United States." By visit's end, however, the agent came away thoroughly chastised for his McCarthyist inquiry and with a clear glimpse of Reich's rage over his overlooked and misunderstood work. It clearly vindicates Reich from any suspicion that he fell prey to the McCarthyist temperament, as he gave none of the corroboration sought by the FBI and demanded from the agency acknowledgement of the real issues he felt he faced, not the agency's red-baiting fantasies. Reich's widow, Ilse Ollendorff, mentioned this incident in a 1978 interview with Reich biographer Myron Sharaf (Fury On Earth, St. Martin's Press, 1983), but this is the first time the agent's report has been published. Steamshovel acknowledges with gratitude the FOI declassification procedure that led to this new look at a day in Reich's career. DETAILS SUBJECT was interviewed by the writer on November 24, 1953 in the office of the Wilhelm Reich Foundation, known locally as ORGONON, which he heads, about four miles west of Rangeley, Maine, off Maine Route 16. ORGONON consists of several hundred acres of open fields and sparse to heavy forest, situated on a slope overlooking Rangeley Lake. Visible structures consist of one dwelling house, one small structure signed "STUDENT LABORATORY", two garages, and one two and a half story wood and stone structure overlooking the surrounding property which is used as ORGONON laboratory- observatory. A private road leads to ORGONON property from the public highway through stone columns with a chain barring fence. The chain was not in place upon my arrival. Signs at the gate point to ORGONON and proclaim "RESEARCH AREA" and "RESTRICTED AREA". A sign at the laboratory indicates "BY APPOINTMENT ONLY." The first floor contains much medical testing and electrical equipment. The office, library and observation platform are located on the second floor. A vertical metal tower on the roof contains several aerials for ultra-high frequency reception, but no radio receiving or sending apparatus was to be seen. Hung on the walls of the second floor, office and library, are several large paintings of nude women and one American eagle. Also visible were several statues of nudes, and one photograph of a famous statue of a nude man and woman. Just inside the door leading to the observation platform were three shot guns and rifles with a supply of ammunition unboxed, in position for instant use. A holstered pistol of heavy calibre hung by a belt from the chair-back in which SUBJECT sat during the interview. A system for interoffice communication was visible as was a portable record player and standard radio receiver. Judging from my seating arrangement during the interview and by suspicious actions of SUBJECT, it is believed a recording of the conversation was made, or intended. Upon examination of my identification card and badge, SUBJECT invited me into his office. He had apparently been working in the laboratory with another man who was visible upon my entrance through the main door. Again asking to see my identification, SUBJECT informed me he is a psychiatrist and a scientist, and as such he questioned my honesty and loyalty and said I may be a Communist underground worker testing his knowledge of Communist activities. SUBJECT stated he had been interviewed at Rangeley about one year ago by a government agent (not otherwise identified) and that SUBJECT had "thrown him off the property" as he was a Communist sympathizer, arriving at that conclusion upon the basis of his knowledge and training as a psychiatrist. SUBJECT said he had subsequently reported the matter "to the government", but he would not elaborate further on the details. SUBJECT was informed that the purpose of the interview was to obtain his testimony regarding knowledge of the Communist movement and to determine his spirit of cooperation in disclosing Communist aliens in the United States. SUBJECT replied that he would cooperate fully, but said his exact words should be recorded, either by tape or record, or by appearance before a public hearing body. The fact that he was about to be asked to identify a specific alien was not made known to SUBJECT until his true feelings concerning cooperation were known. General questions concerning Communism were put to SUBJECT for this purpose, in replies to which SUBJECT stated he had not engaged in Communist activity "in over 20 years", that over six million Germans had been Communist members during his own membership, that he is opposed to Communism as Communism is against the three things that he considers most important in life, namely, "Love, Freedom and Babies", that he was in favor of the execution of the Rosenbergs but would not have wanted to be the executioner, that he hated persons who "hid behind the Fifth Amendment", and that his study of the face of Malenkov revealed that Malenkov to be a psychopath. After a lengthy dissertation on Communism SUBJECT said he was aware he was being tested as to his attitude toward Communism and asked that he now be questioned as to the specific reason for the interview. SUBJECT was then shown the photos of LIO [deleted] and asked if he knew of the Communistic activity of either. SUBJECT almost instantly replied that he had never met either alien, that he had no reason to believe either alien was a Communist, in fact he believed both aliens were completely innocent and that the suspicion was baseless, but that he had seen FEUCHTWANGER's photo somewhere. SUBJECT then lost self control. He paced the floor and pounded the table. His face reddened and his speech became at times incoherent. When asked if he had been offended in some way which caused his excitement, SUBJECT said he had been. SUBJECT then went on to say that in effect, he had been insulted in being asked to merely identify a suspected Communist, that I did not realize who he, SUBJECT, was, that I did not understand how minor was the importance of questioning him concerning individual Communists as he wanted it plainly understood that his personal knowledge of Communism extended beyond the "political field" of Communism and went deep into the heart of the philosophy of present day Communism-dictatorship as compared with Marxism. From that point on SUBJECT pounded on the theme that the danger to the United States and the free world did not stem from the actions of mere individual Communists, but because the United States failed to understand and get to the root of the "Communist disease"... --more in Steamshovel Press #12 Steamshovel Debris: Reich wrote a letter to the Immigration Service as a follow-up to this visit. In it, he asked, "How is it possible that many millions of decent, hard-working people are falling prey to little political horsethieves of the Moscow or any other kind?" He also identified three major dangers to society: power drunkards, neurotic passivity, and the threat from outer space. Currently available in Steamshovel Press #11: JFK, LSD and the CIA, Part 3, with rare photographs; Chicago Conspiracy Researcher Sherman Skolnick Speaks! Dr. Alan Cantwell on Genetically Engineered AIDS; An Ugly American in Dallas? Ed Lansdale and the JFK Tramps Inslaw-Whitewater Connection BioSphere 2 Shakedown John Mack's UFO Abductees Beat Poet Lew Welch Alive? Jack Nicholson and Wilhelm Reich $5 postpaid in the US; $6 postpaid elsewhere from: Steamshovel Press; POB 23715; St. Louis, MO 63121 USA. Foreign Subsciptions: $26; US Subs: $20. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 61 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- MURDER, BANK FRAUD, DRUGS, AND SEX By Nicholas A. Guarino [List of victims from pamphlet] [...continued...] Victims #10 & #11: Kevin Ives and Don Henry, two Bryant, Arkansas, teenagers, apparently were a bit too snoopy about the air drops of dope and cash they had observed in the nearby countryside at night (part of the Mena operation). They were found on the morning of August 23, 1987, having been run over by a train. "They fell asleep on the tracks," according to state medical examiner Fahmy Malak, a Clinton appointee who had earned the anger of the locals by pulling such stunts before. (Remember when Clinton's late mother, anesthesia nurse Virginia Kelley, [allegedly] caused the death of two patients by neglect? Malak was the one who cleared her. Malak once even declared that a decapitated man had died of "natural causes," a ruling Clinton defended as a mere symptom of overwork.) Malak's opinion caused a big ruckus locally. Eventually, the boys' irate parents managed to get a second coroner's opinion, and the official causes of death were changed to being stabbed in the back and getting a crushed skull *before* the train came. At this point... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victims #12 through #17: ...six local people came forward independently, each claiming to have some special knowledge about the deaths of the boys on the track. All were slain before their testimony could do any good. Police involvement is suspected in most cases, but not all: ** Keith Coney had been slashed in the neck and was fleeing for his life when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck. "A traffic fatality," police said. ** Gregory Collins was found shot in the face by a shotgun. ** Keith McKaskle was brutally stabbed at home -- 113 times. (He knew he was doomed, and had told his friends and family goodbye.) ** The burned body of Jeff Rhodes was found in the city dump, shot in the head -- and with his hands, feet, and head partly cut off. ** Richard Winters was killed by a man with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun. ** Jordan Ketelson died of a shotgun blast to the head and was found in the driveway of a house in Garland County. "A suicide," the sheriff said. Do you see a pattern here? All in all, after ten years of Mena operations, not one arrest was ever made, an accomplishment that is possible only when someone controls the whole state like a collie controls sheep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #18: Danny Casolaro was a reporter who was investigating the connections between Mena, BCCI, Iran-Contra, Reagan's "October Surprise," Park-O-Meter Co. (which [allegedly] made dope-storage nose cones for the airplanes at Mena), and the ADFA (Clinton's billion-dollar state bonds racket). He affectionately called this network The Octopus. On August 10, 1991, just as he was about to receive information linking Iran-Contra to the Inslaw scandal, Danny was found with his wrists slit in the bathtub of a hotel room in West Virginia. What a coincidence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #19: Paul Wilcher, a Washington, D.C., lawyer, was deeply investigating Mena and other scandals. He was scheduled for a meeting with Danny Casolaro's former attorney, but on June 22, 1993, was found dead in his apartment, sitting on his toilet. (The bathroom killer strikes again?) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #20: Ed Willey, the manager of Clinton's presidential campaign finance committee who, according to a reliable source in Texas, was involved with shuffling briefcases full of cash, supposedly shot himself on November 30, 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victim #21: John A. Wilson, a ruggedly honest city councilman in Washington, D.C., knew a lot about Clinton's dirty tricks. According to my sources, he was preparing to come forward and start talking about them. But then on May 19, 1993, he just decided to hang himself instead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . There are other possible victims, like Paula Gober, Jim Wilhite, Stanley Heard, Steven Dickson, Timothy Sabel, William Barkley, Scott Reynolds, Brian Hassey, and so on. But my evidence about them isn't convincing, and I refuse to join those who call every Clinton-related death a murder. What *is* convincing is just the sheer numbers of untimely deaths in the Clinton circle of influence -- plus a long string of threats, attacks, beatings, break-ins, wiretaps, and other intimidation. For example: ** Dennis Patrick of Kentucky has survived three attempts on his life so far -- and is now in the federal witness protection program. (Hang in there, Dennis -- and never forget who's in charge of that program!) He was the unwilling customer of Lasater & Company in Little Rock, where tens of millions of dollars were traded (read: laundered) in his account in 1985 and 1986. Only two problems: He never knew what these trades were... and it wasn't his money! (Coincidentally, the trading stopped when Barry Seal was killed on February 19, 1986.) And that's not even the scary part of the story. The fact that may make your hair stand on end is that Dan Lasater is: -- Bill Clinton's second-best friend -- a convicted cocaine dealer -- a noted host of lavish cocaine parties featuring very young women -- the employer of Bill's brother -- and the head of Lasater & Co., which issued all $1 billion of Arkansas' state bonds in the '80s (but only if each bond beneficiary first made a huge donation to Clinton's operations or put Hillary on retainer). It is also alleged that Lasater laundered hundreds of millions of drug dollars through that firm. But the day after Dan's release from prison only six months later, Bill pardoned him! Plus, while Dan was still in detention, he gave power of attorney to run the company to Patsy Thomasson, who was one of Bill's top administrative aides, and Bill *continued* to funnel all the state's bonds through the company -- another $664 million worth! Lasater & Company was the major source of brokered deposits in Madison Guaranty S&L. And Patsy is now director of the White House Office of Administration. God help us all. ** According to a sophisticated journal called *Heterodoxy*, journalist L.J. Davis spent a week nosing around some sensitive areas in Arkansas last February [1994]. Then on the 14th, as he entered his Little Rock hotel room to dress for dinner, he was knocked cold. When he awoke on the entry floor four hours later, his wallet was intact, but his notebook and skull weren't. And there was no furniture within falling distance to account for the darning-egg-size lump over his left ear. Three weeks later, he sent a draft of his story to *The New Republic* BY MODEM. Three hours after that, his phone rang. A rich baritone voice began, "What you're doing makes Lawrence Walsh [, the investigator into Iran-Contra,] look like a rank amateur." "Who *is* this?" Davis demanded. "Seems to me, you've gotten your bell rung too many times. But did you hear what I just said?" (*click*) Says Davis now, "I used to laugh at things like this -- until I ended up on the [expletive] floor." If all this sounds like tabloid trash to you, you're absolutely right. And there's a very good reason: The people behind these crimes *are* tabloid trash. ** Then there's the arson stuff. A nasty little blaze broke out in the Little Rock offices of Peat Marwick, way up in the fourteenth floor of Worthen Tower at midnight, January 24, 1994, just four days after Fiske's start as a Whitewater investigator. It wasn't a *bad* fire, you see, just bad enough to consume the area that held their 1986 audit of Madison Guaranty. A former Peat Marwick executive tells me that the word came down from Clinton, and they were most definitely *forced* to destroy the documents. And remember the flap about the medical records that Bill refused to release? Word is, all that cocaine finally destroyed his nasal passages. ("Allergies," Bill says.) He spent huge amounts of time flying around the country with Dan Lasater in his cocaine-laden jet and went to numerous parties thrown by Lasater and others, some of which featured "blizzards of cocaine," according to participants. Brother Roger recently admitted doing six to eight grams a day (and being a dealer for Lasater), but Bill's usage was probably much less. Alas, we'll never know now. His doctor's office files went up in flames. (Tsk, tsk. Those medical offices. You *know* what a firetrap they are.) Speaking of drugs: Sally Perdue, a former Miss Arkansas and popular talk show hostess, has told the London *Sunday Telegraph* that during her 1983 affair with Gov. Clinton (verified by state trooper L.D. Brown), Bill would usually smoke (*and* inhale) two or three ready-made marijuana joints drawn from his cigarette case in a typical evening. On one occasion he pulled out a baggie of cocaine and prepared a "line" right on her table. "He had all the equipment laid out like a real pro," she recalls. (A mid- level Democratic Party leader warned Sally, before a witness, that if she didn't keep quiet, he "couldn't guarantee what might happen" to her "pretty little legs" when she went out jogging.) She also told her stories to Sally Jessy Raphael, but in a rare move, the producers strangely decided not to broadcast the videotaped program. I've also talked with others who say they "got high with Bill" *many* times -- including his personal drug supplier, who is now being held in prison incommunicado in Leavenworth by Janet Reno. When the time comes, they will all speak out. In fact, the main problem may be half of Arkansas trying to get their names in the headlines! [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 62 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- MURDER, BANK FRAUD, DRUGS, AND SEX By Nicholas A. Guarino [...continued...] ** For a change of pace, here's an incident that's non- violent -- but does include the President himself. Little Rock attorney Cliff Jackson, an acquaintance of Bill's from his Oxford days, was approached in July, 1993, by Larry Patterson and Roger Perry, two former members of Bill's Arkansas security detail. They wanted to discuss blowing the whistle on his sex escapades. (Other troopers backed up their stories.) As told to *New American* magazine, Jackson was discussing their stories on the phone in August with another attorney, Lynn Davis (not related to [L.J. Davis]), when... ...he became suspicious that the phone had been tapped. He suggested to Davis that they meet in a nearby restaurant. "The whole time we were there, this suspicious-looking guy kept his eye on us," Jackson recalls. "After we left, we were followed by this dark Suburban with darkened windows and a Texas license plate." Davis noted the vehicle's license plate number and ran a check on it; no such license number was listed. You've heard of unlisted phone numbers? Welcome to the phantom surveillance world of unlisted license plates! Just a few days later, the troopers received phone calls from both Clinton and Buddy Young, former head of Gov. Clinton's security detail. You can hear the borderline tone of Young's calls in this sample from his tense call to Roger Perry, as he reported it: I represent the President of the United States. Why do you want to destroy him over this? ... This is not a threat, but I wanted you to know that your own actions could bring about dire consequences. Clinton's calls were no big secret, either. For instance, journalist Gwen Ifill noted in the *New York Times*, It turns out that some of the calls that were overworking the White House switchboard operators [in the fall of '93] were going not to Capitol Hill but to Arkansas state troopers [to discuss] potentially embarrassing charges about his marital infidelity. The troopers related that Bill asked about the pending allegations and offered them plush jobs. I think what he wanted most was the kind of loyal silence and amnesia he gets from people like Buddy Young, whom he appointed to a $93,000- a-year FEMA job (not a bad promotion for a cop). Indeed, there was a lot to be silent about. In addition to numerous one-night ladies, Bill had long-term affairs with six. One was a real bell-ringer: The *Los Angeles Times* sifted through thousands of pages of state phone bills and found 59 calls to her, including eleven on July 16, 1989. On one government trip, he talked to her from his hotel room from 1:23 a.m. to 2:57 a.m., then was back on the phone with her at 7:45 that morning. Bill's fallback defense is always that, as he claimed on National Public Radio, "The only relevant questions are questions of whether I abused my office, and the answer is no." Well. What do *you* say? ** By far the unluckiest guy in Arkansas is lawyer Gary Johnson, 53, who was peacefully living at Quapaw Towers in Little Rock when Gennifer Flowers moved in next door to him. Now, Clinton denied on *60 Minutes* that he ever visited Gennifer. But Gary had a home security system that included a video camera pointed at his door. Unfortunately, it also covered Gennifer's door, and after awhile he had several nice visits on tape, showing Bill letting himself in with his own key. Either Bill finally noticed the camera, or the grapevine told Bill's aides about it, because on June 26, 1992, three weeks before the Democratic nomination, Gary got a loud knock at the door. It was three husky, short-haired state troopers, and they slugged him as they barged in, demanding the tape. Gary promptly gave it to them, but they continued punching him, breaking both his elbows, perforating his bladder, rupturing his spleen so badly that doctors had to remove it, beating him unconscious, and leaving him to die. Now, here's a good question for you: Do you think Bill Clinton actually picked up a phone and initiated this attack? And here's a better question: *What* *difference* *does* *it* *make*? For obvious reasons of liberal loyalty, no one in the major media wants to stick his neck out and be the first to do a major piece that pins all these murders and attacks on the President of the United States. But sooner or later, the dam will break. The weight and scope of the crimes are just too massive. Even if only *half* these incidents turn out to be accidents or true suicides, Bill will find it impossible to wiggle out of being implicated in the rest. When some indicted hit man or functionary sees the evidence piling up against him, he will sing like a sparrow to save his own tail feathers... How to Make $2 Million Developing a God-Forsaken Tract of Land Without Selling One Square Foot of It When the media folk told you about Whitewater, they left out a few amusing details. So in a spirit of altruistic service and public education, I'm going to let you in on the secrets of how to pull off a land scam. Pay attention, because you've never heard this before. A. Real estate developing is more fun when you can borrow all your capital without having to pay it back... or even sell any land. So to get started, you need two friends: one an appraiser, one a banker. B. Next, you find some dirt-cheap dirt. Anywhere in the boondocks will do. In the Whitewater case, it was 230 acres of land along the White River for about $90,000. (Some housing tract! It was fifty miles to the nearest grocery store.) C. Then you get your appraiser friend to do a bloated appraisal. Hey, what are friends for? Let's say he pegs it at $150,000. D. You go to the bank and get the usual 80% loan. [CN -- e.g., 80% of $150,000 with the land as collateral] You now have $120,000, so you pay off the land [($90,000)], and you still have $30,000 in your pocket. You're on a roll. E. You pay $5,000 to subdivide it and bulldoze in a few roads. (Or if you know the ropes, you get the state to do it, as Bill did to get a $150,000, two-mile access road.) F. Voila! You now are the proud owner of a partly-developed luxury estate community. So you call up your appraiser friend again, and he re-evaluates it at a cool $400,000. G. You hustle back to the bank [run by your friend McDougal] and get a new 80% loan based on the new value. (Nothing out of line so far. An 80% loan is standard, right?) H. You draw up plans for some fine houses (which will never be built.) I. You get a new appraisal. J. You get a new loan. K. You make two or three phony homesite sales to friends. You shuffle the funds around among your shell corporations and bounce it back to your friends -- plus a little extra for their help. L. You get a new appraisal. M. You get a new loan. N. You do a "land flip," selling the whole thing to Company X for $800,000, which sells it to Company Y for a million, which sells it back to you for $1.25 million. (All these companies are your friends.) And yes, this kind of thing *did* happen in Whitewater and Madison. In fact, Whitewater figures David Hale and Dean Paul once flipped Castle Grande back and forth from $200,000 to $825,000 in *one* *day*! O. You get a new appraisal. P. You get a new loan. Q. Finally, your development corporation declares bankruptcy, and the bank has to eat your loans because the money is all gone, and since the record-keeping is so poor, nobody knows where it went. But weep not for the bankers. You pay them nicely -- perhaps a third of the $2 to $3 million you skim off. Weep for the taxpayer who bails out their banks. Which is to say, in the case of Whitewater, weep for yourself. -+- Does This Actually *Work*? -+- Whitewater was just the first of a series, like a pilot for a sitcom. Using Whitewater as a prop, Bill and his partner Jim McDougal milked -- by my rough estimate -- several million dollars from the SBA [Small Business Administration] and at least five or six banks and S&Ls, starting with the Bank of Kingston. But their later ventures, bringing in Steve Smith and now-Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, did even better. Campobello started with about $150,000 in property and squeezed over $4 million in loans from banks in about two years. Castle Grande began with $75,000 worth of swamp land and cleared over $3 million. It never built anything. The only human artifacts on it today are a few old refrigerators and mattresses. Why do I have information you haven't seen before? Because my firm had $10 million in Madison Guaranty S&L, and I was thinking of buying the Bank of Kingston. (I was already worth millions by that time.) When I saw Kingston's financial statement, however, I ran like a scalded cat. And Madison was worse. You didn't have to be a Philadelphia CPA to spot their money laundering, dead real estate liabilities proudly listed as assets, huge amounts of 24-hour deposits from brokers, and $17 million in insider loans. It was a nightmare. Whitewater Development Corp. had at least an appearance of sincerity. It even had TV commercials, starring Jim's [McDougal's] striking young wife, Susan, in hot pants, riding a horse. Another one showed her behind the wheel of Bill's restored '67 Mustang. But after Whitewater, the deals began dropping their frills like a hooker in a hurry to get things over with. The RTC criminal referral that Bill suppressed during his presidential campaign cites such later corporations as *Tucker-Smith-McDougal*, *Smith- Tucker-McDougal*, and *Smith-McDougal*. Catchy, eh? If it were me, I would have called them *Son of Whitewater*, *Whitewatergate*, and *Whitewater & Ponzi, L.P.* [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 63 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- MURDER, BANK FRAUD, DRUGS, AND SEX By Nicholas A. Guarino [...continued...] -+- Short Report -+- On their 1979 income tax, Hillary valued Bill's used undershorts -- donated to charity at the end of their action-studded tour of duty -- at two dollars a pair. Plainly, we are dealing here with a couple that gives loving attention to detail in matters of deductions. As you may recall, however, Clinton has proclaimed over and over that he simply "forgot" to deduct the $68,900 he claims he lost on Whitewater. Commentators have been mystified by the paradox. But it's no mystery to me. The reason is obvious: Bill didn't deduct the $68,900 because he didn't lose a dime on Whitewater, and he didn't want to do time for tax fraud. Period. Jim McDougal put up all the money except for $500 -- and Bill borrowed even *that*. But weep not for Jim. Not only was he Bill's partner in Whitewater, but he owned Madison Guaranty S&L, which was the designated milk cow that provided most of the inflated loans. Weep instead for the taxpayers -- like you and me -- who picked up the $66 million tab when Madison folded. -+- The Paperless Office Is Pioneered -+- by the Rose Law Firm Will Bill and Hillary go to jail for masterminding all the land deals that fall under the label *Whitewater*? I expect they will [CN -- Don't bet on it.] -- not because of existing documents, but because of the testimony of subpoenaed people. The few remaining documents will play a supporting role, but frankly, friend, there aren't many left. According to grand jury testimony: On February 3, 1994, right after Fiske became special counsel for Whitewater, the nice folks at the Rose Law Firm fired up their high-speed Ollie-o-Matic paper shredder and ordered courier Jeremy Hedges to slice 'n dice his way into the history books by destroying twelve (12) cartons full of Whitewater documents. As far as anyone knows, Rose now has no more Whitewater records than you do. Actually, a lot of the usual documents were never created in the first place. For instance, there was no written partnership agreement (don't try this at home). No transactions were written up, even though Clinton's real estate agent says there were $300,000 in sales. No deeds were ever recorded. And if any interest was paid on bank loans, the payment checks are missing. Plus, after Whitewater, Bill got very smart and kept his name completely out of every subsequent deal he cut. But the Whitewater monies, probably several million, ricocheted from shell company to shell company like the basketball in a Harlem Globetrotters warmup drill, and every dollar wound up in the proper pocket. Beneficiaries included many of the biggest names in Arkansas -- like Gov. Tucker, Seth Ward, and some very powerful executives from outfits like Wal-Mart and Tyson's Chicken -- Clinton campaign backers all. (Campaign records for 1982 and 1984, the two most suspicious years, have also been studiously shredded.) And Bill, who entered public office with nothing but debts, and who never made over $35,000 a year as governor, is now worth about four to five million. A real rags-to-riches, American success story, isn't it? Kind of puts a lump in your throat. But there's one other reason for Bill's success. In a word, Hillary. Prepare to be shocked as you learn... -+- Why the Feds Settled for $1 Million -+- on $60 Million in Debts You'll find this one hard to believe, so read carefully. ITEM: When Madison Guaranty folded, it was somewhere between $47 and $68 million in the hole. The tab has settled at $65 million. ITEM: One of the biggest defaults was $600,000 in loans to one of Madison's own directors, Seth Ward, who is the father- in-law of Webb Hubbell. Webb happened to be Hillary's law partner and until April [1994] was the No. 3 man at the Justice Department -- and assigned to investigate Whitewater! ITEM: When the RTC cleanup crew took over Madison, Hillary had been on retainer to Madison [Guaranty S&L] for many months. Got it so far? O.K. Now, the RTC lawsuit sought $60 million from Madison Guaranty's debtors. But here's what happened: 1. Hillary negotiated the RTC down *from* *$60* *million* *to* *$1* *million*. What a talker! 2. Hillary then got the RTC to forgive the $600,000 debt Seth Ward owed the RTC -- every penny of it -- thus leaving the RTC with $400,000 [out of the $60 million owed.] 3. But wait! Hillary did these two deeds *as* *the* *counsel* *for* *the* *RTC*, not Madison. Incredible as it sounds to those of us who have to live in the real world, Hillary got herself hired by the RTC, and in *that* position, from the GOVERNMENT side, she talked them down to $1 million. 4. Her fee for the RTC job was (pure coincidence) $400,000. Which left the government with $400,000 minus $400,000... or in technical accounting terms, zippo. 5. And who do you suppose was the mastermind who conned the RTC into hiring Madison Guaranty's own Hillary to prosecute Madison Guaranty? None other than the late Vince Foster! When he made his pitch to the RTC, he neglected to tell them about Hillary's retainer with Madison Guaranty. In fact, he even wrote them a letter stating that the Rose Law Firm didn't represent thrifts! Vince and Hillary were, by the way, very, uh, close. Not only were they partners at Rose, but there's no shortage of people who saw them hugging and smooching in public. Arkansas troopers say that when Bill took a trip on state business, Vince was often at the mansion gates within minutes -- and would stay till the wee hours. They also spent a few weekends together at the Rose vacation cabin in the mountains. And when Hillary filed for divorce from Bill in 1986, Vince was right there at her side. (She withdrew the suit [later on].) -+- 178 Years in Club Fed -+- Nobody ever accused Bill Clinton of being stupid. As proof, look at the Congressional hearings. What a hoot! Bill had them stacked so that fully 99% of all Whitewater crimes were off limits! This left our dignified Congressmen sternly chasing the remaining 1% of petty misdemeanors with hardly a mention of fourteen years of felonies: shell games, killings, break-ins, coverups, threats, bribes, thefts, check kiting, payoffs, arson, money laundering, fraud, influence of testimony, tampering with witnesses, you name it... And Bill managed to focus 100% of the attention on [Roger] Altman, [Bernard] Nussbaum, [Lloyd] Cutler and others, with none of it on himself. You have to admit, that's pretty smart maneuvering. In February, *The American Spectator* added up two pages of Bill's alleged crimes, and the total potential penalties came to $2.5 million in fines and 178 years in prison. And *they* just listed the piddly stuff, like tax fraud and soliciting bribes; they didn't even mention the heavier incidents I listed above! (They did include a short roster of Hillary's much lighter penalties, totaling only $1.2 million and 47 years.) Is such punishment excessive? I think not. Even if you ignore the mayhem, the Clinton economic damage has been severe. Counting Clinton's Arkansas Development Finance Authority, which never awarded a bond grant without a major campaign contribution and Bill's signature, he sucked over a billion dollars from state and federal taxpayers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please forgive me for sounding dramatic, but this is a dark day for the republic. I apologize for giving you such an avalanche of appalling news. God knows, I've tried to keep my tone somewhat light, but I realize that you are probably still alarmed. Unfortunately, I must now go on to tell you about the impact all this is going to have on your own financial future, and that could be the worst news of all -- by far. But unlike all the depressing matters you've just read, there is a bright silver lining to it. Yes, I do think it's the darkest day for the republic since World War II. [CN -- Guarino goes on from here to state that "the troubles ahead" will ironically give you a great opportunity to improve your finances. He tells the reader to open "the enclosed envelope" which I, unfortunately, do not have because I received this pamphlet from someone else.] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Footnote: I [Nicholas A. Guarino] serve notice that I am not depressed in the least, and that if anything happens to me, I publicly accuse Bill Clinton and his circle of power. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CN -- There ends Mr. Guarino's narrative. For the record, I also "serve notice" that I am looking forward to the denouement of the Clinton mysteries and therefore if anything happens to me I would miss the final curtain -- a circumstance I would much regret. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 64 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. One of the largest law firms may break apart because of corruption. Headquartered in Chicago, Winston & Strawn, with some 400 lawyers, also has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Switzerland, Paris, [and] Saudi-Arabia. The chairman of the firm has been Jim Thompson, formerly chief federal prosecutor in Chicago and [former] Illinois Governor. The former managing partner of Winston & Strawn, Gary L. Fairchild, has pleaded guilty to embezzling upwards of $800,000! He apparently stole the funds with a clear conscience because of also rampant corruption at the firm which he observed right along! Fairchild could finger Thompson himself, and others! So, to avoid getting assassinated, Fairchild pleaded guilty and, now get this -- put *himself* into the jail even before the judge sentenced him. This comes in the wake of our exclusive stories, on cable TV, about "China White", the high-purity heroin flooding into the United States by way of Joliet, just south of Chicago. ("Big Jim" [Thompson], by the way, became Governor with Rockefeller money.) So, while Governor, Thompson reportedly arranged to bail out the First National Bank of Chicago, which had loaned billions and billions of dollars to mainland China on the promise that they would pay back with gold, supposedly from their western provinces! Well, they couldn't pay back, so the dope helped [i.e., "white gold"]. In 1986, Governor "Big Jim" disguised the dope smuggling deal as a proposed Chinese-owned soybean processing plant, supposedly to be built in Joliet! Some of the various Chinese technicians that came, that kept coming here were, reportedly, actually with Tewu, the Chinese secret police. As we told you, the American espionage agencies tried to stop an elite Treasury [Department] unit from investigating "China White" in Joliet. They wanted to keep watching the Chinese secret police! Disgruntled by interference by CIA and NSA, the unit turned over thousands of documents to a public interest reform group. Now, three Winston & Strawn partners and some eight support staff say [that] internal documents tend to prove the massive dope smuggling funded the law firm's expansion *and* is coordinated through the firm's worldwide facilities. Also, "China White", the huge money is used, in part, to corrupt federal judges in the District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, in Chicago. So, is it any wonder that Winston & Strawn seem to win cases in the federal court without much effort, huh? By the way, while Thompson was Governor, there was an incident at his lavish home on Chicago's near north side. Two burglars somehow defeated the security system and stole $20,000 and two kilos of cocaine from Thompson's house! Thompson's bodyguard, however, caught them. *But*, the case was "hushed up" in a branch of the criminal court system here. The "China White" dope smuggling was aided and abetted by Robert Tezak, a super-rich business tycoon from Joliet and the Cayman Islands. Tezak owned a card game company and, Tezak, along with the Rockefellers, *owned* Jim Thompson! Tezak was "railroaded" into a lengthy federal prison term to silence him. Naturally, Tezak's sell-out "defense" attorney was... "Big Jim's" crony, Dan K. Webb [CN -- Webb is now part of Rostenkowski's defense team. By the way, "Rosty" wants his upcoming trial moved to Chicago, supposedly because it will be too difficult for him and his defense team to travel to Washington.] What can you do? Well call up your favorite news fakers and tell them to stop kidding us about "Big Jim" Thompson being so wonderful! [CN -- What else can you do? Get some friends and picket your local news fakers, carrying signs like "Hey, News Fakers! Stop Kidding Us!"] In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "The Toxic Waste Gestapo and the Wife of a Corrupt Federal Judge Here". (312) 731-1505. New message Saturday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 65 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. After the murder of President Lincoln, every President that followed was involved in the assassination conspiracy and/or cover-up in one way or another. Likewise, after President Kennedy had his brains blown out in an open car in Dallas, for 30 years thereafter each President, in turn, was involved in some way in the murder and/or cover-up. Lyndon Johnson was in business with war contractors who wanted Kennedy and his southeast asia peace program dead. Some details are in the sarcastic play and book called "McBird"(?). Nixon falsely stated that he left Dallas that morning! He was supposedly there as a lawyer for the PepsiCo bottlers having a convention. A former PepsiCo director, however, said Nixon tried to conduct business *all* that afternoon, even when everyone else was in shock after JFK's murder. Nixon attended an assassination planning meeting on Murchison's ranch, near Dallas, three days ahead of time! The murder cabal, called "The Committee", is detailed in the European best-seller, *Farewell, America*, a book -- now get this -- not allowed to be circulated in the United States. Some of the assassination funding went through Murchison's laundry in Chicago, called, at the time, South Shore National Bank. During the Watergate affair, President Nixon tried to blot out some 18-and-a-half minutes of White House tapes where he talks about Dallas, calling it by the code words "Bay of Pigs" [i.e., "the Bay of Pigs thing"]. The sound was retrieved, however, by European scientists. Nixon used the secret details of Dallas to try to blackmail CIA and become a "super-President" -- one of the reasons he was framed-up by CIA double agents at the Watergate Hotel. Nixon was followed into the oval office by Gerald Ford who had sat on the infamous Warren Commission, blaming a lone assassin for the murder. For fear of *more* such murders, the Kennedy clan opposed true details circulating. Their crony, President Jimmy Carter, went along with the cover-up. In 1960, when Nixon ran against Kennedy for President, Ronald Reagan wrote a handwritten letter to Nixon. It was a death warrant for JFK. Retrieved by us [CCCC] out of the Nixon archives before they closed, the Reagan letter says, "Kennedy is subversive" and implies that, if Kennedy is elected, he should be liquidated. Well, Kennedy was, three years later. Also, when Ronald Reagan was California Governor, he refused to extradite key assassination witnesses needed by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison in his JFK conspiracy investigation. Garrison's travail is in the Oliver Stone movie, "JFK". According to a recently released FBI document, George Bush (of CIA since 1959) was part of a cover-up of the anti-Castro Cuban complicity in the Dallas "hit". Also, during the 11-and-a-half months Bush was CIA director, some 200 still-alive witnesses with knowledge of the Dallas plot were themselves "snuffed out". *And*, Clinton goes along with the cover-up. Reporters that "went along" with the lone assassin fakery were rewarded by being pushed to the top of the mass media -- including Dan Rather, Robert McNeil and Cokie Roberts. (More details in a future story.) Do the press whores know the truth? *Of* *course* *they* *do*; the answer is *yes*. Call up your local news fakers and tell them to stop kidding us. [CN -- Or, alternatively, print out this missive and mail it to the news fakers to let them know that you are not being fooled.] In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "Accidents of History, or Conspiracies?" (312) 731- 1505. New message Wednesday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 66 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FEMINISM: MASK FOR MARXISM? Tom Valentine's guest on *Radio Free America* (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on December 28, 1994 was Andrea Pearson, editor-in-chief of a newsletter called "Americans In Exile" [contact info to be included below]. Ms. Pearson has some non- politically correct views on feminism, etc. Note that views expressed in the following do not necessarily reflect my own views or those of Conspiracy Nation. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Awesome sounds of John Phillip Souza's "Stars and Stripes Forever"] ANNOUNCER: It's *Radio Free America*, the talk show for intelligent Americans, with your host, Tom Valentine. *Radio Free America* is brought to you by *The Spotlight* [CN -- Note: Throw mud here.] Call 1-800-522-6292 for your subscription. And now, the newspaper that "tells it like it is" presents Tom Valentine. TOM VALENTINE: Hello, everybody. Welcome back, to *Radio Free America*. And before I get to my guest and to our topic tonight, I want to bring up something that I mentioned in the first hour. The *New York Times* lead editorial today [12/28/94] should be framed and hung on the mantle like the antlers of a trophy animal by a big hunter, down at *The Spotlight*. "The Miscalculation in Chechnya," it says. "President Boris Yeltsin was justified," (get that), "...was justified in using force against the breakaway Russian republic of Chechnya." So, right off the bat, the opinion of the owners of the *New York Times* organization is, that Yeltsin was "justified" in this that we're watching on the media right now. And it was *The Spotlight* that pointed out yesterday, or this week's *Spotlight* points out that the bankers are behind the move on it, and that Russia got the nod from the united States. In fact, on December the 11th, Boris Yeltsin was given the green light to go ahead and attack, according to *The Spotlight*, by none other than Strobe Talbot of the Clinton administration! The very last paragraph of this long, rambling [*New York Times*] editorial chastising Boris Yeltsin for being clumsy as he carries out the orders from the boardroom... The very last paragraph says, "Washington has an interest in keeping Russia and 'reform' intact." It does. And this is the wonderful paragraph here, that belongs on the mantle: "After initially giving Mr. Yeltsin a green light for military intervention [in Chechnya]..." They just got through chewing him out for being clumsy and his application of the military and his not finding a political solution. But they're admitting that Mr. Yeltsin was given a green light by the Clinton administration. Well how is it the Clinton administration can give the Russian bear a green light to kill people if it isn't somebody higher up? And I don't mean God, but people playing God with all the money -- the bankers. This editorial, folks, you should get it and frame it. Today's *New York Times* editorial on Chechnya. It's an excellent piece to prove our point. Now. We gotta change gears, change subject, totally. On *Radio Free America*, whenever I have open phones in the last few years, one of my, I would call 'em regular callers, is a lovely lady. She calls in from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. And she always has something intelligent to contribute. And so last week when she called and we were talking, I asked her if she'd be a guest. And she has agreed to be a guest. So I want to introduce Andrea, from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Of course, we always use only first names of callers. However, Andrea, you have stepped out of the anonymity of caller-ship and you have... Your last name is "Pearson". Andrea Pearson, you are no longer anonymous. Welcome to *Radio Free America*. ANDREA PEARSON: Good evening, Tom. VALENTINE: First of all, tell me a little about yourself. Why is it that you have this consuming interest in the, the movement of the feminists and their influence on our society? PEARSON: Well it's my observation that, under the banner of feminism, Marxism and Socialism are being imposed on the American people. And not only that, but feminism and the culture that has replaced the American culture that we once had, is a paradigm. And because men are so socialized to protect women from things that are offensive, and to give them good things -- that no one speaks against it. So... VALENTINE: Wow... Wait a minute, wait a minute. What you just said is very interesting. Because we men... And if you're brought from a traditional family, you are taught by your parents that uh, the "ladies first" and to have courtesy and that the distaff side of things is to get all of your attention. And we *do* for our women. That's the purpose of a man being alive. We're taught that. And you're saying that, because of that, these feminists have an edge in pushing their agenda. PEARSON: ...the Marxists in our government and in the U.N. are manipulating the male nature in order to impose Marxist policies and programs and [to] influence our belief systems and change our culture. I think it's one of the most destructive forces that has ever happened in the history of the world. And... VALENTINE: This is gonna be very interesting, Andrea. We have a break coming up. But already, I'm interested. My guest is Andrea Pearson, from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. And the gender war, being used on us. I'm Tom Valentine, this is *Radio Free America*. [...break...] All right, we are back, live. And my guest is Andrea Pearson. And she's out of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. And before we go anywhere further with your thesis and so forth, Andrea... When you say "Marxist"... Now that has a different connotation to a lot of different people. My idea of a Marxist is one thing, yours may be another. How are you using "Marxism", "Marxist"? PEARSON: Well in the writings of Karl Marx and other Communists, they write about their belief systems in many different ways. For instance, in terms of borders, who owns property, who can own land, who owns the operation of the industry, [who] controls that, and so forth. But they also have very strong beliefs about marriage. They believe that marriage is a system imposed by a patriarchal, capitalistic system, by men, onto women. And that it's something that is *used* by men, against women, by force. VALENTINE: So you're using "Marxist" as "those who have taken the ideas of Karl Marx and others, and put them together to centralize things and to break down standard traditions, such as the basic, nuclear family, for the purposes of the State or the people in charge at that central headquarters running everything." PEARSON: Well not only do these people want to have power over us. They want to destroy the American economy. They want to destroy our borders. They want to make restrictions about who can own property and about how industry is regulated. VALENTINE: Well that's what our government's doing now. And we don't have any Marxists in the American government -- ha, ha, ha. PEARSON: We certainly do. And they are also doing very severe damage, through legislation, to the American family. And to, also, our belief systems, our culture. When you think about America, you think about its culture and its rituals [CN -- also its colorful colloquialisms, so *verboten* now in our major universities]. And in terms of gender politics, what you might think of is, in the 1950s, the way a man would tip his hat to a lady or open a door for her. Or the way daddy felt about his little girl. And how boys, or children, inter-related with each other in terms of sex roles. Well the U.N. has an interest in that. And they have an interest and it's very strong. There's a Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. And we, as a nation, have had a Congress and President who have decided that they want to impose that, as the force of law, upon the American people. And what *my* contention is, is that the basic premise of feminism is faulty. And that women were never discriminated against in America. And that they actually *chose* a different role: That they preferred to live in marriages. And they preferred to raise their own children. And they preferred this in an equal relationship before God -- although their role was different. VALENTINE: All right. That's a very fair beginning. Now you say legislation had something to do with this. How about giving me an example. PEARSON: Well, let me just read you a short list of some of the more severe ones: Affirmative Action for Women (which is preference for employment for women), Campus Security Act, the Gender Equity in Education Act, the Violence Against Women Act, the Fair Pay Act (which is now pending, before Congress), and the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. *That*, uh U.N. Convention, is something that all of these previous laws that I mentioned, are... those things are mentioned in the [U.N.] Convention. And what our Congress is doing is bringing us into accordance with global law concerning men and women. VALENTINE: Do you think that this movement is the reason that the man can't make enough money to support a family anymore; that both the man and the wife have to work to make ends meet today? PEARSON: I think that the destruction of the economy was deliberate, in order to create a crisis whereby they could lure first the man, and then the woman, away from the children. Because a basic part of Communism and people who believe in Communism is that the children belong in the care of the State. VALENTINE: All right. Let's take this: The Gender Equity Act. You mentioned that before. PEARSON: Well this is a *monstrous* piece of legislation. And just to begin with, with that: If you look at the studies which preceded the Gender Equity in Education Act and you find out what kind of research was done to justify this massive piece of intrusive legislation, what you find is that the statistics were grossly distorted in order to achieve the answers that the radical Marxist-Feminists wanted. And so, what we ended up with was a study that said, "Girls suffer greatly in our school system and in our culture. They have terrible blows to their self-esteem." And that, in areas like math and science, "they're greatly damaged and hindered by the American system" -- when, in fact, that's really not true. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 67 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 11. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY: THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947 PART I : CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES (continued) 35. Cooper, William, Behold A Pale Horse, Sedona, Arizona, Light Technology Publishing, 1991. Cooper is a former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, lecturer, and author. Summary: Documents that in his attempts to get this information to the public, he has been driven off the road twice by the same black limousine, the second accident resulting in scars on his face and the loss of his leg. He and his wife have been followed and harassed, with death threats on their answering device, phone calls in the middle of the night, men driving government cars stopping to ask who lives there, county sheriff's deputy asking the postal clerk for information on Cooper's post office box in an effort to discover where he lives, and strange people showing up at their door in the middle of the night. "In 1988 Bill decided to 'talk' due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early 70s. Since Bill has been 'talking' he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research." In his book, he strongly encourages people to not stop with the reading of his book, but to do their own research. The thrust of the book is presenting documentation and proofs that there are secret plans in high places for the creation of a totalitarian socialistic state, wherein the people are slave labor and the elite run things for their own convenience and luxury. The list of those who comprise the conspiratorial elite has existed for many centuries and has gone underground and changed names upon discovery. The list includes: "the Order of the Quest, the Jason Society, the Roshaniya, the Qabbalah, the Knights Templar, the Knights of Malta, the Knights of Columbus, the Jesuits, the Masons, the Ancient and Mystical Order of Rosae Crucis, the Illuminati, the Nazi Party, the Communist Party, the Executive Members of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Group, the Brotherhood of the Dragon, the Rosicrucians, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Open Friendly Secret Society (the Vatican), the Russell Trust, the Skull & Bones, the Scroll & Key, the Order - they are all the same and all work toward the same ultimate goal, a New World Order." The cults which call themselves "illuminated" are also involved. Apparently not all who are members know of these plans, only those in the upper echelons. These are all secret societies that practice degrees of initiation, "and that is the key." It is through their initiations that they discover who can be trusted and who not. The lower echelons are an "innocent" organization of good works put into place to form a safe buffer between themselves and the unsuspecting public. One initiation rite involves asking the candidate to spit on the Christian cross. If he refuses, then he is told, "You have made the right choice, as a true adept would never do such a terrible thing," and that candidate never advances any further. If he does spit on the cross, then that candidate is congratulated and promoted. In his book Cooper includes secret plans that he read while in Naval Intelligence. One of them, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, was a paper that became public in 1979 after being found in an IBM copier bought at a surplus sale. The top secret papers Cooper read "explained that 'Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars' is the doctrine adopted by the Policy Committee of the Bilderberg Group during its first known meeting in 1954." This doctrine outlines a plan for "tak[ing] control of the world by the use of economic 'silent weapons' in a form of 'quiet warfare' and reduce the economic inductance of the world to a safe level by a process of benevolent slavery and genocide....[since the general public] has become a herd of proliferating barbarians, and, so to speak, a blight upon the face of the earth," The paper is a "formal Declaration of War by the Illuminati upon the Citizens of the United States of America," only instead of a frontal assault with regular bullets, they plan to use economic bullets, computerized espionage on American citizens, a "permanent 'tattooed' body number" for each citizen, eliminating advanced economic theory from higher education in order to keep the masses from discovering their war, open-ended social programs in order that "those who get hooked on the economic drug, must go to the elite for a fix," creating inflation by printing more money than the GNP, encouraging wars in which the creditor is killed, encouraging impulse buying on the part of American citizens by promoting TV ads where citizens are spoken to as if they are uncritical and impulsive twelve year olds. This plan delineates surveillance of citizens through phone taps, analysis of garbage, observing children's behavior in school, marriage and birth certificates, memberships in organizations, political affiliation, checking accounts, credit-card purchases, credit information, welfare and social security information ("the citizen will almost always make the collection of information easy if he can operate on the 'free sandwich principle' of 'eat now, and pay later,'" information obtained from IRS, OSHA, Census, U.S. mail, crime records, hospital records, psychiatric records, credit rating, police records, driving records, insurance information, polls and surveys. This plan also delineates use of this information as "excuses for investigation, search, arrest, or employment of force to modify behavior." The plan for secrecy includes diversionary tactics such as disengaging the public's "attention from real issues" through creating preoccupations of "sex, violence, and wars in the media - especially the TV and the newspapers," manipulations of the media by keeping citizens "captivated by matters of no real importance", of schools by keeping any "real mathematics, real enonomics, real law, and real history" from being taught, of entertainment by "keep[ing] the public entertainment below a sixth-grade level", and of work by "keep[ing] the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals". The paper goes on to say, "When the government is able to collect tax and seize private property without just compensation, it is an indication that the public is ripe for surrender and is consenting to enslavement and legal encroachment. A good and easily quantified indicator of harvest time is the number of public citizens who pay income tax despite an obvious lack of reciprocal or honest service from the government." Speaking of the citizenry, "Simply put, they want a human god to eliminate all risk from their life, pat them on the head, kiss their bruises, put a chicken on every dinner table, clothe their bodies, tuck them into bed at night, and tell them that everything will be alright [sic] when they wake up in the morning." They equate a politician with this human god who will promise everything and deliver nothing. Of the citizenry, it states, "they pay taxes to finance a professional association of hit men collectively called politicians, and then complain about corruption in government....They want authority...but they will not accept responsibility or liability. So they hire politicians to face reality for them." The Illuminati believes that a nation becomes divided into two nations, one docile, the other political. "The political sub-nation remains attached to the docile sub-nation, tolerates it, and leaches its substance until it grows strong enough to detach itself and then devour its parent." They believe the purpose of the draft "is to instill, by intimidation, in the young males of a society the uncritical conviction that the government is omnipotent" and that it was "devised by the middle-aged and the elderly for the purpose of pressing the young into doing the public dirty work. It further serves to make the youth as guilty as the elders, thus making criticism of the elders by the youth less likely....It is marketed and sold to the public under the label of 'patriotic=national' service." They believe that the end always justifies the means as to their endeavors of getting complete control over the citizenry. "The bookkeeper can be king if the public can be kept ignorant of the methodology of the bookkeeping." The ignorant public "are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent." Their rallying cry is a quote from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812), "Give me control over a nation's currency, and I care not who makes its laws." They worship Rothschild's discovery that "when you assume the appearance of power, people soon give it to you," or in other words, that "currency...had the required appearance of power that could be used to induce people...into surrendering their real wealth in exchange for a promise of greater wealth (instead of real compensation). They would put up real collateral in exchange for a loan of promissory notes....Mr. Rothschild found that he could issue more notes than he had backing for, so long as he had someone's stock of gold as a persuader to show his customers....Then he would make money scarce, tighten control of the system, and collect the collateral through the obligation of contracts. The cycle was then repeated. These pressures could be used to ignite a war. Then he would control the availability of currency to determine who would win the war. That government which agreed to give him control of its economic system got his support. Collection of debts was guaranteed by economic aid to the enemy of the debtor....When the subject citizens are rendered unable to control their financial affairs, they, of course, become totally enslaved, a source of cheap labor." Adam Weishaupt, a Jesuit priest and an Illuminati financed by Rothschild, said, "The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation." Regarding their whole plan, "the public might instinctively feel that something is wrong, but because of the technical nature of the silent weapon, they cannot express their feeling in a rational way, or handle the problem with intelligence. Therefore, they do not know how to cry for help, and do not know how to associate with others to defend themselves against it." Their Table of Strategies includes plans to: "Keep the public ignorant...create preoccupation, attack the family unit, give less cash and more credit and doles, attack the privacy of the church...minimize the tax protest...maximize control, and collapse the currency." Their efforts to keep the public ignorant include "keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted....The general rule is that there is profit in confusion; the more confusion, the more profit. Therefore, the best approach is to create problems and then offer the solutions." Cooper points out that this Illuminati worships Lucifer as God, the last mystery revealed to members. "If you do not believe in God, Lucifer, or Satan, you must understand that there are great masses of people who do. I do not believe in racism but millions do and their beliefs and actions based upon those beliefs will affect me." The Illuminati and Masons have had members who have written books in the past revealing their secrets. One such member revealed "that the Freemasons were pledged to...strike down the Church, the State, and the freedom of the masses." One of their methods for doing so is infiltration of respected and powerful organizations. Scotland Yard and the Vatican have each at some point issued a ban on Masons being in their employ because of their fear of being infiltrated. The Vatican has recently lifted that several-hundred-year ban. "Many high-level members of the Vatican are now Freemasons....ALL of the intelligence officers that I worked for while in Naval Intelligence were Masons." A book by Piers Compton called The Broken Cross "traces the infiltration of the Catholic Church by the Illuminati." The present Pope, John Paul II, was a chemist who helped develop and sell cyanide gas for the I.G. Farben Chemical Company. He sold it to the Nazis to use in Auschwitz to exterminate millions of Jewish people. "After the war the salesman, fearing for his life, joined the Catholic Church and was ordained a priest in 1946." Later he became a bishop in Poland. "After a 30-day reign his predecessor was assassinated and our ex-cyanide gas salesman assumed the papacy...." A close friend of this Pope, Dr. Wolf Szmuness, was "the mastermind behind the November/78 to October/79 and March/80 to October/81 experimental hepatitis B vaccine trials conducted by the Center for Disease Control in New York, San Francisco and four other American cities that loosed the plague of AIDS upon the American people." "The 1953 report of the California Senate Investigating Committee on Education stated: 'So-called modern Communism is apparently the same hypocritical world conspiracy to destroy civilization that was founded by the illuminati, and that raised its head in our colonies here at the critical period before the adoption of our Constitution.' The California Senate understood that communism is the work of the Illuminati. They failed to realize that the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission are also the work of the Illuminati." "The executive members of the Council on Foreign Relations are the real elect in this country. George Bush is a member of the Order. Surprised? You shouldn't be. His father was also a member who helped finance Hitler." The oath that members take absolves them of and supersedes all other oaths. "The CFR is a secret society in that it forbids the taking of notes or the publishing of minutes of its meetings." A 1930's attempt by the Knights of Malta, "the militia of the Pope," to infiltrate the executive branch of U.S. government is discussed in Congressional hearings held at the time to investigate. Yet, this information is excluded from all history books. "President Reagan spoke at the annual Knights of Malta dinner." The headquarters for the Bilderberg Group is in Switzerland, "the only European country never invaded or bombed during World Wars I and II. Switzerland is the seat of world power. The goal of the Bilderberg Group is a one-world totalitarian socialist government and economic system." Their goal is fascism. These secret societies, "operating in secrecy and infiltrating every level of government and vital industry including the press, the elect manipulate the people and nations of the world toward any direction desired." Cooper includes in his book a copy of an oath of initiation of one of these secret orders to demonstrate their subversive nature. He also includes a copy of the Secret Treaty of Verona, which was entered into the Congressional Record in 1916. It is an agreement that was made in 1822 between Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia to suppress constitutional, representative self-governments in whatever countries they may exist or might begin. Their methods included destroying free speech, destroying and suppressing the press, universal censorship, waging war on those countries with representative governments, sustaining the cooperation of the Pope and clergy to use religion to help keep nations in passive obedience, financing and funding war against those countries with representative governments. The monarchs who signed this treaty were ultimately deposed. "Most of these families are wealthy beyond belief and may be more powerful today than when they sat upon thrones. Today they are known collectively as the Black Nobility." Privately these families refuse to recognize any right to rule except their own. The fact that this treaty was made long ago does not mean it is void. Another area covered by Cooper is that of martial law. Through an interlocking set of presidential orders, some of which are secret, martial law has been extended to be all-inclusive and very broad. So, too, the legal causes that would justify any president to declare martial law have become so broad as to need no reasonable excuse. All references to war or threat of war as possible causes have been removed and only domestic crises are covered. Any domestic excuse could be used, including food shortages, the drug war, financial crisis, international tension, or oil spills. Once the national emergency is declared by the president, the power to implement all these executive orders automatically revert to FEMA. These executive orders make provisions to take over communications media, power sources, food resources, farms, all transportation, health, education, and welfare, airports, aircraft, building materials, railroads, waterways, petroleum, to mobilize all civilians into work brigades, to register all civilians, and to relocate communities. FEMA also gets the power to direct and use other federal agencies. "The brains behind this contingency plan for a police state were the members of the CFR and TC....The FEMA Advisory Board is dominated by Professor Samuel P. Huntington....He wrote the "Seminal Peace" for the Trilateral Commission in the mid-1970s, recommending that democracy and economic development be discarded as outdated ideas." Huntington feels that there are "potentially desirable limits to economic and democratic growth. His "ideas were rewritten into National Security Decision Directive 47" which "ordered preparedness measures that involved the waiving or modification of socioeconomic regulations that delay emergency responses and that should receive priority attention." Also included in Cooper's book is the statement of Dr. William R. Pabst from Houston, Texas. In 1976 he filed suit on behalf of the people of the United States protesting the conspiratorial plot to destroy the United States as we know it. His complaint mentions a concentration camp program set up by the Department of Defense, and a constitution for the "Newstates of America" designed by the Rockefeller-funded Center for the Study for Democratic Institutions. This constitution mentions national emergency 134 times, has no Bill of Rights, and the right to bear arms is removed. Pabst says "Congressman Larry McDonald has revealed to Congress that various guerrilla and terrorist groups were being financed by the federal governXnt," which could trigger martial law, under which the State Department would be in charge of preventing escape from the U.S. as well as a national police force and use of prisoners for slave labor, the Treasury Department would be in charge of collecting cash and non-cash items, and the Commerce Department "would be responsible for expropriation, selection and international distribution of commodities (which would be the actual looting of the United States)...." Pabst cites evidence of troops being trained to seize municipal, county and state, governments. He also cites evidence that the L.E.A.A. and the Police Foundation "are prime movers toward implementing a national police force" which would be responsible for "taking over the administration of local and state governments. That program is 'Operation Cable Splice....'" Operation Cable Splice provides that "anyone who attacks the State - even verbally- becomes a revolutionary and an enemy by definition." All military personnel involved in Cable Splice training were ordered to train in civilian clothing in order to prevent adverse publicity. The operation includes plans for "confiscation of privately-owned weapons and ammunition." Pabst says there are Pentagon files on 25 million Americans which include "political, sociological, economic and psychological profiles." The Uniform Mental Health Act allows for the governor to have anyone picked up and held in an asylum while Health, Education and Welfare determines "whether or not you were mentally disturbed because of your nationalistic tendencies, your love for the United States, or your adherence to any political or religious doctrine." The U.S. Public Health Service is prepared to take over any and all mental health facilities and use them as tools of repression on non-violent political activists. Pabst feels that unless you track all the small details of each and every finger and toe of the government, you may miss the big picture. He makes the following analogy: A man and his wife work at a baby carriage factory in Nazi Germany. They are going to have a baby, but the Nazis won't let anyone buy a baby carriage. "The man decided he would secretly collect one part from each department and assemble the carriage himself. When this was done he and his wife gathered up the pieces and assembled it. When they were finished they did not have a baby carriage; they had a machine gun." Cooper outlines unconstitutional aspects contained within the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. These include: A loophole left up to the judge's discretion for warrantless mass searches; "in some cases a trial isn't automatic; you must request a hearing;" through implied consent, citizens no longer have claim to certain rights; provision for studying ways of prosecuting "Federal drug-related offenses in a matter alternative or supplemental to the current criminal justice system;" congressional requests for evaluating appropriateness of using biomedical and behavioral research in the administration of health service (i.e., mind control); mandates a system of analysis and monitoring of money transfer called "World Currency Control;" makes provision for the Secretary of the Treasury to have the power to obtain "ANY transaction records from ANY domestic financial institution (even those not part of the bank/savings & loan system), as well as information on ALL of the persons involved;" provisions for a special committee to review and recommend changes on modifying Federal habeas corpus procedure; provides for the FBI and Attorney General to take jurisdiction when requested, not by the State, but by an employee head of any State agency for crimes of a political nature; requires businesses to report all transactions of $10,000 or more; requires verification and recording of identification of purchaser of any "money order or other financial instrument of $3000 or more;" orders a study on whether or not to withdraw cash bills of $50 and $100 from circulation; allocates $23 million "for a machine-readable identity document program" for identifying known criminals trying to cross borders, but the type of border is not named and no explanation is given as to how to implement this without requiring all citizens to cooperate; orders a study on requiring all "aircraft [and commercial motor vehicles] to carry operating transponders so that they can be tracked;" requires government lab facilities "to develop technologies for Federal law enforcement (not limited to drug enforcement)," which would include night vision, ground sensor and communications electronics, physical electronic security, imaging electronic surveillance, chemical/biosensor research and development, chemical/molecular research, physical/electronic surveillance and tracking, and explosives ordnance detection; provides grant money for state and local agencies to tie into a $120 million data system containing all criminal justice agency records, including domestic violence, at the federal, state and local levels; calls for a study on establishing an international criminal court, which would not have jurisdiction over any U.S. citizen unless the U.S. lost its sovereignty; authorizes "postal authorities to serve warrants, subpoenas, make arrests, carry firearms, and make seizures in matters involving use of mails," yet the post office is a private corporation and therefore is not part of the federal government; makes mailing locksmithing equipment a crime ("many common tools can be classified as locksmithing equipment"); legalizes arming foreign country's aircraft as long as it is for drug control; mandates use of military installations as mental treatment centers or prison camps; proceeds from seized property and $200 million "are to be used for construction of prisons, rewards for information or help, or for other things the attorney general need not report;" creating slave labor by allowing prisons to go "into business to produce products on an economic basis," which would "only serve to destroy the last remnants of small business." Cooper includes in his book a section called Test Case for the Police State, in which HB1750 "requires all Oklahoma residents to declare everything they own to the tax collector, everything: guns, coins, art collections, furniture, business equipment, bank accounts, household furniture, etc." This will aid the New World Order in redistributing the wealth. However Oklahoma goes, so goes the rest of the U.S. Cooper documents that the New World Order plans to use some reason or excuse to unify all the countries of the world, whether they have to make up the reason or not. Possible reasons include: Extraterrestrials attacking Earth, requiring that countries band together in order to survive; collapse of civilization as a result of over-population and exhaustion of the Earth's resources; and, extinction of the human race through pollution of the Earth. The Illuminati developed a two-pronged approach, lower the birth rate and increase the death rate. The Illuminati developed Aids and targeted "undesirable" populations, blacks, Hispanics and homosexuals. "The African continent was infected via smallpox vaccine in 1977. The vaccine was administered by the World Health Organization." It was estimated that all of Africa will be dead within 15 years without a cure. The gay population in San Francisco, New York, and four other cities was infected through experimental hepatitis B vaccine trials in 1979 and 1980. "The ads for participants specifically asked for promiscuous homosexual male volunteers." The Haig-Kissinger Depopulation Policy was ordered by the Bilderbergers. It requires that Third World nations take effective steps for population control or else the U.S. cuts off aid. "If the Third World nations refuse, civil war usually breaks out and the rebels are usually found to be trained, armed and financed by the CIA." Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the State Department's Office of Population Affairs (OPA) said, "Either they do it our way, through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran, or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it....Civil wars are somewhat drawn-out ways to reduce population. The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa or through Disease, like the Black Death, all of which might occur in El Salvador." Mr. Ferguson's budget just keeps doubling. Dr. Paul Ehrlich (whose wife is a Club of Rome member) wrote The Population Bomb. In it he says, "The problem could have been avoided by population control, in which mankind consciously adjusted the birth rate so that a 'death rate solution' did not have to occur." "Tobacco fields in the U.S. have been fertilized with the radioactive tailings from uranium mines, resulting in a tremendous increase in the incidence of lip, mouth, throat, and lung cancer. If you do not believe it, just look at the incidence of lung cancer per capita before 1950 and compare it to the lung cancer per capita at the present time." "Malathion, a nerve gas developed by the Nazis during WWII to kill people, is being sprayed heavily on population centers in California. The helicopters come from Evergreen in Arizona, a known government and a suspected CIA base." When California revolted against the spraying, the Governor claimed he did not have the power to stop it. In Colorado dioxin is showing up in their drinking water. Revolting citizens are met with denial and character assassination. Eighty years ago more consumption of fat, salt, and cholesterol resulted in less heart disease. Now we consume less and have more heart disease. It is a matter of public record that the Army and the CIA have tested their latest biological warfare toys by releasing them on unsuspecting U.S. citizens. Investigations into radioactive leaks revealed that some of those leaks were not accidental, but purposeful. Legionnaire's desease was released into the wind from a government boat while in San Francisco Bay. The list goes on. Cooper includes in his book a chapter called Lessons from Lithuania written by Neal Knox. This paper documents the threat to self-government when the right to keep and bear arms is removed. Despite a constitutional right to keep and bear arms in Lithuania, years ago laws were passed requiring gun registration. Later Gorbachev ordered all citizens to turn in their guns temporarily. Two days later Russian troops seized arms from their militia. Cooper feels it is because most Americans own at least one firearm that has "kept the New World Order at bay....As of January 8, 1991, less than 10% of all California gun owners have registered their firearms. Many Californians stood in the streets with weapons in hand and publicly burned the registration forms. Network news did not cover these demonstrations, and no mention has been made on television that California gun owners have ignored this unconstitutional gun-registration law" which makes possible later confiscation. Evidence is presented from no less than four sources that five days prior to Nixon resigning, top secret messages were sent from an unknown location to the Joint Chiefs of Staff informing them to no longer accept any direct orders from the White House. This was a coup. "When President Nixon gave his farewell speech, he said he would tell the American people the truth about UFOs. Like James Forrestal, Richard Nixon found himself a prisoner on the mental ward of Bethesda Naval Hospital. Unlike Forrestal, Nixon survived. He has remained silent." Cooper has an entire chapter devoted to top secret information and history regarding UFOs and the role they play in our secret government. NSA is the primary agency devoted to UFOs. NSA is also the only government agency which is immune to all laws, except those which spell out NSA in the text of the law, including the Freedom of Information Act. It was decided that the funding for alien-connected and other black projects would come from cornering the illegal drug market. George Bush, a member of CFR and CEO of Zapata Oil, organized an operation with the CIA using oil shipping routes and offshore platforms to avoid customs and law enforcement. "The CIA now controls most of the world's illegal drug markets." Kennedy was assassinated because he discovered part of the truth regarding the drugs funding the space/alien projects. After he issued an ultimatum to clean up the drugs and a promise to inform the people of the alien question, the Bilderbergers and CFR supervised his assassination. Cooper has a copy of the Zapruder film which plainly shows Kennedy's Secret Service driver, William Greer, turn, look over his right shoulder and shoot with his left hand. "All of the witnesses who were close enough to the car to see William Greer shoot Kennedy were themselves all murdered within two years of the event....At the present time over 200 material witnesses or people actually involved with the assassination are dead. The odds against this happening are so high that no one has been able to calculate them. The odds against the first 18 to die within two years of the assassination were calculated at one hundred thousand trillion to one." Cooper's research and knowledge of top secret documents indicate that the secret government has some ungodly plans, some long-range plans that have been in effect for years. Their plan involved creating many social welfare programs to create a dependent, non-working population, and then to remove these programs to force this population into a criminal class. Through drugs and hypnotherapy used on mental patients, they have "inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the antigun lobby." There is evidence connecting many of these types of incidents to the intelligence community. Once the people are convinced of a crime wave, "they intend to state that a terrorist group armed with a nuclear weapon has entered the" U.S. "The government will then suspend the Constitution and declare martial law....All dissidents, which translates into anyone they choose, will be rounded up and placed in the one-mile-square concentration camps which already exist." All media will be seized. All resistors will be killed or imprisoned. A dress rehearsal of this plan, called REX-84A, was carried out successfully in 1984. Evidence is presented that the United Nations Treaty and the United Nations Participation Act may have already compromised the sovereignty of the U.S. However, in a stirring letter to the editor, written by Marilyn Allen to the Texas News Herald, says that "all renowned and genuine Constitutional experts (such as Thos. M. Cooley, Thos. Jas. Norton, and Harry Atwood, to name several) have always held that anything which contravenes, diminishes, or perverts the Constitution is null and void and of no effect." She goes on to say that no president can make any such far-reaching treaty "without laying himself open to the charge of treason under Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution." Cooper also includes in his book a complete copy of the Proposed Consitutional Model for the Newstates of America, prepared over a ten-year period and costing the taxpayers over $25 million. Cooper includes a copy of the controversial Protocols of the Wise Men of Sion, a conspiratorial plan to subjugate the world written by the Illuminati and appearing in the early 1800s. Cooper's research indicates that it was written intentionally to deceive people as to its authorship. The Illuminati's deception sets up the Jewish people to take the fall for it and be further persecuted. Their plan has certainly been successful, as it is considered anti-Semitic to even refer to this document, which makes it so no one can even discuss it, quite a coup for the Illuminati. This entire document is written to elevate the Illuminati to the status of a god. The rest of the world is referred to as "cattle" and with an attitude of disgust and disdain. Some ideas put forth in this document include: Using the idea of political freedom merely as verbal bait to draw in the masses; justification of their secret methods as moral; honesty is a vice in politics; their right lies in force; their power will be invincible because it will remain secret until such time that their strength cannot be undermined by anyone; use of temporary evil since the end justifies the means; they have placed many centuries' of effort into this plan; good government is where all the power resides in one person's despotic hands; teaching early immorality to children by putting them in the hands of their agents; their methods include bribery, theft, deceit, treachery, and violence; replacing the horrors of war with less noticeable death sentences in order to produce blind submission; remain merciless and severe in order to secure submission and sovereignty of every government in the world; bring wars into the economic realm, then the Illuminati's international rights will wipe out national rights; government administrators will be chosen for their servile obedience and lack of knowledge of governing, while being surrounded by the Illuminati's learned and bred advisors; perpetrating scientific fraud in order to educate minds in the direction the Illuminati wants; gaining power to influence through the press, while remaining themselves in the shadows; creating terror among rulers through assassination attempts in order to create a gulf between the rulers and the people; arming all parties in order for them to be constantly at odds with each other, setting one against another in all categories, including personal, national, religious, and racial; giving journalists the right to scribble nonsense side by side with valid articles; making it so the masses receive no profit from the constitution besides what the Illuminati flings them from their table, forcing the masses to vote according to Illuminati dictate; once the masses have been beaten down, then the Illuminati will enter as saviors to invite the masses to enter the Illuminati's fighting ranks of socialists, anarchists, and communists; killing out the masses, as hunger creates the right of capital to rule the worker; by want and the envy and hatred which it engenders the Illuminati shall move the mobs and simultaneously eliminate those in the way; teach in the national schools division of labor and division of men into classes; once in power, work positions will be appointed by the state; arranging for people to blindly believe anything in print; once all the gold is in the Illuminati's hands, they will set up a universal economic crisis, during which they will let loose the mobs filled with hatred to shed blood and loot property, but the Illuminati will not be touched by the mobs, because the moment of attack will be known to the Illuminati and they shall take measures to protect themselves; they take responsibility entirely for the French Revolution; plans to erase the word freedom from language once they are in power; knowing that no one is in a position to overthrow an invisible force, using masonry as a screen for themselves; plans to undermine all faith, tear out the principle of God and spirit, replacing these with arithmetical calculations and material needs; through "shocks delivered to economic life," the struggle for superiority will intensify, creating cold and heartless communities; corrupting communities so that riches are attained only by clever surprises of swindling; centralization of government; disarm the people; debilitate the public mind through criticism, distraction and diversion; train the masses to accept words for deeds; make politicians empty orators who will exhaust the patience of the masses; bewilder the masses with too many contradictory opinions; sow discord; discourage personal initiative through despair and impotence; establish huge monopolies of colossal riches, upon which the individual's fortune depends, so that they will all go to the bottom together along with the credit of the government on the day after the political smash; create a greedy demand for luxury to swallow up everything; undermine productivity; create an illusion of progress by raising wages, but then negate that by raising prices; increase police force; create inseparate nations by tangling up all the threads from all governments through politics, economic treaties, and loan obligations; assume a mask of honesty and compliance, while simultaneously training the masses to see only superficialities; respond to opposition through war and respond to collective opposition through world war; should one of the Illuminati disobey, force them to face criminal charges or make them disappear; create a Super-Government Dictatorship; though the masses be begging for peace, the Illuminati will refuse to give them peace until the masses acknowledge the Illuminati's "international Super-Government;" fool, bemuse and corrupt the masses' youth by rearing them in principles and theories which are known by the Illuminati to be false on the one hand, but inculcated by them on the other; create a tangled web of legislation; make discussion of religion and politics taboo; create an over-inflated sense of importance within each individual in order to destroy the family unit; don't allow any detailed discussion of their overall plan among themselves; arrange elections of presidents who have in their past some dark, undiscovered stain that will make them obedient pawns out of fear of discovery; abolition of every kind of constitution through destructive small, successive steps; create irregularities and incompetence in rulers so the people will beg for one king over all the earth; exhaust humanity with dissension, hatred, struggle, envy, torture, starvation, inoculation of diseases, and want; the masses are a flock of sheep and the Illuminati are their wolves; once all the masses rights have been removed, the Illuminati will keep promising to restore those rights just as soon as peace has been restored; the "basis for our organization of secret Masonry which is not known to, and aims which are not even so much as suspected by, these cattle, attracted by us into the 'show' army of masonic lodges in order to throw dust in the eyes of their fellows;" use the press to inflame passions toward the Illuminati's ends; once in power, eliminate the free press such that "not a single announcement will reach the public without [the Illuminati's] control;" control the few agencies which receive all the news items from all over the world [wire services]; create government controlled permission to publish; control the press by having Illuminati agents in the central department of the press who will without attracting attention issue the orders and watchwords of the day, discussing and controverting, but without ever touching the essence of the matter; allow the press to carry out already agreed upon attacks upon the government to keep the people believing in freedom of speech; bind journalists with professional secrecy; admit only journalists with a hidden disgraceful sore in their past; once in power, criminal cases will not be allowed in the press in order to keep the people believing that there is peace; to keep the people from guessing the truth, distract them with amusements, games, pastimes, passions, people's palaces, art competitions, and sports competitions such that the people grow accustomed to never forming any opinions of their own; destroy all other religions but the Illuminati's; keep the Illuminati's true religion a secret and never discuss it openly; once in power, all secret societies will be banned and punished with death; once in power, government resolutions will be final and without appeal; almost all agents of international and national police will be agents of the Illuminati; death for anyone who hinders them, including masons, in a manner that looks like a normal illness so that no one suspects murder; the Illuminati keep their own people and agents in a state of unquestioning submission, including judges and senators; because of the Illuminati's belief in their own "higher quality of humanness," they believe nature has destined them to rule the world; once in power, remake the laws into very simple laws understood by all and criminality will be punished mercilessly; once in power, the Illuminati's legal staff will not serve over the age of 55, so that a continuously changing staff will bend more easily under their hand; once in power, the Illuminati will abolish the idea that a judge's decision could be wrong; "our supreme will will be respected and unquestionably fulfilled" by punishing discontents; once in power, the Illuminati's government will appear to be a patriarchal guardianship so that the masses will feel a devotion bordering on apotheosis or deification; emasculate universities through re-educating them in a new direction by keeping the professors wholly dependent upon the government, by eliminating freedom of instruction and by eliminating courses in law, politics, classicism, ancient history, and every other disturbing subject; once in power, replace the study of history with the study of the future; once in power, rewrite history to emphasize mistakes of prior governments; swallow up independent thought by teaching through object lessons, thereby training the brutish masses to wait for things to be presented before their eyes in order to form an idea of them; once in power, judges and attorneys will be deprived of the right to communicate with litigants, except through court reports; attorneys will be paid regardless of the quality of their defense; encourage freedom of conscience to aid "the complete wrecking of that Christian religion;" discredit the priesthood; create spies and informers even within families to keep the rest of the cattle under observation; once in power, anyone who refuses to inform will be charged with concealment; all the abuses of power, deceit, bribery, murder, force, which they have introduced into the cattle's government, the Illuminati will disallow in their own once they are in power; destroy the prestige of rulers by making frequent attempts on their lives; once in power, their ruler will appear in public surrounded by a mob of apparently curious men and women who will occupy the front ranks about him, to all appearance by chance, in order to create the illusion of total confidence; once in power, criminals will be arrested merely on the first well-grounded suspicion; destroy the heroism of political crimes by treating them the same as murder; maintain a standardized property tax to excite trouble and discontent among the masses, but once in power, create a progressive property tax in order to not plant seeds of revolution among the masses; once in power purchase, receipt of money or inheritance, and any transfer of property will be subject to a stamp progressive tax and weekly document collection; once in power the presence of rulers at receptions for the sake of etiquette, which absorbs so much invaluable time, will be abolished, since they were originally created by the Illuminati merely to waste time and create a screen for the Illuminati's rule; withdrawing money and gold from circulation and from States in order to force the use of loans; reckon children as consumers of currency from the day of their birth; once in power, budgets of income and expense will be carried out side by side in order to not obscure them by distance from each other; in order to bankrupt the States, create irregularities, such as drag out a budget to half the year so the masses will demand a supplementary budget to put things right, then the following year the masses will draw up a budget equaling the total sum of the previous year, so that annually the budget grows as much as 50 percent; create loans external to the country so that the masses money will end up in the Illuminati's coffers, so that eventually the debts will be in amounts quite impossible to pay; once in power, the government will be transformed into a lender of money at profit; the bankruptcies created by the Illuminati are for the purpose of proving to the masses that the state does not have the masses interests at heart; creating grandiose government credit institutions to fling upon the market five hundred millions of industrial paper in one day or to buy up for the same amount, in order to make industrial undertakings dependent upon the Illuminati; "In our hand is the greatest power of our day - gold....surely we shall not fail with such wealth to prove that all that evil which for so many centuries we have had to commit has served at the end of ends the cause of true well-being - the bringing of everything into order;" the Illuminati's authority will create reverent fear in all the peoples, since "true force makes no terms with any right, not even with that of God;" once in power, reduce the production of luxury items in order to inculcate lessons of humility in the masses; create unemployment, but once in power, eliminate it; once in power, punish drunkenness as a crime; allow anarchical and demoralized societies (gangs) to spring up among the masses to commit robbery and violence, but once the Illuminati is in power, resurrect them in the form of regularly organized fighting troops; and, allow only agents of the Illuminati who know "the secrets" to become heads of government. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 68 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FLYING HIGH WITH COMMANDER BILLY JEFF "A Scenario" [...continued...] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff gave the nod to the old boozer down at the end of the bar, then left the tavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The "old boozer" pulled a pistol with silencer from his coat, strode swiftly up to the bartender and shot him dead, right between the eyes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He removed the silencer, then placed the pistol in the now dead bartender's right hand. Another "suicide". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back in the limousine, Commander Billy Jeff was on the phone with Dee Dee, his press liaison. "What's on the schedule?" he asked. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "We've arranged it that the media is going to discover you at a bookstore. You are going to be surprised by them as you exit with an armful of books." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Say," mused The Commander, "will I get to make a speech?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "*No*!! Please, not that... er, I mean uh, no. Given that you have been discovered by surprise, a speech wouldn't look right." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Oh, darn... Hey, you think maybe I can give a speech later on? How about to some poor rubes in some hick town... Hey! Like Galesburg, Illinois! Aren't I scheduled for there?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Sure," answered Dee Dee. "Those small-town bozos will be so amazed at your visit that we can get them to act enthusiastic. No problem." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The limousine pulled up at a local bookseller's. The camera crews were already setting up when Billy Jeff entered the store. Rita Braver watched in worshipful silence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifteen minutes later, Commander Billy Jeff exited the store with an armful of books. Rita Braver reported, live: "Gosh, Dan. What a surprise! Quite by chance we have this live video of Commander Billy Jeff finishing up some shopping here at a local book store. Gosh! I'm all ga-ga! I feel just like a teenage girl!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff paused before entering the limo. He looked off into the distance, as if he was seeing some vast future. Rita Braver almost swooned. Dan Blather cut in to ask, "Rita, is it true that Billy Jeff is a Yale man?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rita, always the "professional", pulled out of her swoon. "That's correct, Dan. He (like myself, I blush to add) attended elite universities. We are, if I do say so myself, the creme de la creme. (That's French, you know.)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The limousine, with Commander Billy Jeff inside, drove off into the sunset. Rita Braver wrapped it all up: "And there you have it. I'm going to buy a bunch of teenage magazines and have a pajama party. Back to you, Dan." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back at the White House, Billy Jeff sat in the oval office, drumming his fingers on the table. This moment of reverie did not last long. "Say, I sure am hungry," he said. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He picked up the phone and called down to the White House kitchen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chef Pierre answered the phone. "Oui?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Say, Pierre, how's about rustlin' me up some grub?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Ah, oui... Monsieur is hungry." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Oui, oui, Pierre. I sure could go for some of that fine French cooking. Like, you know, maybe some French hamburgers and some French fries." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Ah, but of course! Commander Beeley Jeff, I weel get right on eet." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chef Pierre hung up the phone, but did not rise from his chair. "Eh, Louie!" he called. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louie, the assistant chef, looked up. "Oui?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Meester Potato Head ees hungry. Go to zee McDonalds for zee fine French cooking." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commander Billy Jeff finished the last of the hamburgers that Louie had brought. He wiped his mouth. "No one can cook a hamburger like the French!" he belched. "I just love that fine French cooking!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The phone rang. It was Billy Jeff's old buddy from Arkansas, Dan Lizard! "Hey, Billy Jeff!" said Dan. "Get on the Air Force One and get down here! We're havin' a wild cocaine party! There's tons of high school chicks!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hot dog!" replied the Commander. "Cocaine party! High school chicks! I'm on my way!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commander Billy Jeff called down to the Secret Service. "Hey, Secret Service! Fire up Air Force One and get me a 'copter on the front lawn! I'm on a diplomatic investigative mission to Arkansas!" [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 69 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FEMINISM: MASK FOR MARXISM? Tom Valentine's guest on *Radio Free America* (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on December 28, 1994 was Andrea Pearson, editor-in-chief of a newsletter called "Americans In Exile" [contact info to be included below]. Ms. Pearson has some non- politically correct views on feminism, etc. Note that views expressed in the following do not necessarily reflect my own views or those of Conspiracy Nation. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] TOM VALENTINE: I can tell ya, being a student in high school in '49, '50, '51, '52, that that wasn't true. ANDREA PEARSON: Oh it certainly isn't true... VALENTINE: Our class valedictorian was a girl! [i.e., young wommon; cf. *Politically Correct Bedtime Stories* by James Finn Garner.] PEARSON: Oh yes, absolutely. There *is* no gender inequity in education. And yet, in the Gender Equity in Education Act what we end up with is a massive system -- not only re-writing of history, textbooks intended to create certain opinions in children regarding gender roles, but really disgusting things like parent education about gender roles and their influence on learning. VALENTINE: All right. I want to take this up in more detail when we come back. My guest is Andrea Pearson. And we're talking about the gender war, and Marxism. I'm Tom Valentine. This is *Radio Free America*. [...break...] We are *live*, again. And on the other end of the telephone is Andrea Pearson. And we're gonna be continuing to talk about the Gender Equity in Education Act. I profess a great deal of ignorance here on this subject. Andrea, I believe you put out a little newsletter or something on this, don't you? PEARSON: Yeah, I sure do. VALENTINE: Tell me about that, too. PEARSON: Well, anyone who's interested in obtaining the newsletter can either write to me or call me. The address is: Americans in Exile, P.O. Box 2636, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01202. And my phone number is (413) 499-3593. VALENTINE: Oh, I have that number! I thought maybe you had a different number for that. O.K. It's "Americans in Exile". Ah-hah! Are *you* an "American in exile"? PEARSON: I think that most people who have the traditional belief systems about what marriage is, what the parents' role is towards their children, and so forth and so on, *are* "exiled" in America today. VALENTINE: O.K. Andrea, will you send out a sample if people write to you and say that they'd like to see it? PEARSON: Yeah, I sure will! VALENTINE: O.K. Good. We got that done. Now, this Gender Equity in Education Act. (I *should* know all about it.) I don't know a thing about it. When'd they pass this? PEARSON: It was passed in 1993. VALENTINE: Oh, last year! PEARSON: Yeah. And what it does is, it allows, first of all, for the connection of major government systems: Health and Human Services, uh there's... They call it "The Link-up for Learning". And what it does is, it puts together a *huge* federal-level method for tabulating where students are: their socio-economic status, their race, their sex, and so forth... VALENTINE: Oh, is this the thing that Beverly Eckman has helped uncover in her book about education? PEARSON: It's very likely that it may be related to that. I don't know if she's aware of this or not. But one thing that it says here (I'm reading), it says, "improve inter-agency communications and information sharing, including developing local-area telecommunication networks, software development, database integration and management." And this is with major areas of the federal government. There's a federal inter-agency task force that's been set up "consisting of the Secretary of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and heads of other federal agencies, as appropriate." This is a huge bill. It's $360 million in the first year. VALENTINE: All right, now, this is strange. Most Americans, including myself, would think that's awfully innocuous -- telling the bureaucrats of our government to get together and computerize. But what you're saying is, by having government bureaucrats get together and computerize, they are micro-managing lives in a way that is detrimental to our traditional society. PEARSON: Well it *is* invasive to the family. But it's also particularly disturbing that the kind of things that they're paying attention to are the gender role socialization within a particular student's family. And also, you know this bill provides for so much, it's difficult to talk about *all* of it. But... VALENTINE: Well, wait a minute: gender role socialization inside a particular family?? PEARSON: That's right. VALENTINE: How do they go about doing this? What do they do? PEARSON: Well, one thing is to change the textbooks so they're considered to be "gender equitable". Another thing that they do is, they put monies into different parts of the country: "At least one grant," (and I'm quoting here), "in each of the ten federal regions." That's *their* words. Also, in the U.N. [United Nations] treaty, they talk about this same sort of thing being put into the education system. We're getting into conformity with U.N. law here. VALENTINE: All right, does that mean... I'm trying to get this in a practical, down-to-earth, 1950s mentality -- which I'm stuck with when it comes to education and school. That means that boys don't go to wood shop anymore, and girls don't go to "home ec." [i.e., home economics] PEARSON: Uh... VALENTINE: They all go to sex education. PEARSON: Well... It's not that simple. There's "set-asides" for pregnant teenagers. It allows for the erection of day-care centers -- either next to the school or nearby the school, with transportation provided. It provides for all kinds of special privileges for girls... VALENTINE: I got ya. All right. Andrea is my guest, Andrea Pearson and the American in Exile. And we're gonna open up the phone lines to you. I'm Tom Valentine. This is *Radio Free America*. [...break...] All right. We are back, live. My guest is Andrea. Andrea Pearson, the producer of "Americans in Exile" newsletter, out of Post Office Box 2636, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01202. And Andrea, this Gender Equity in Education Act sounds like a massive thing, sort of like the crime bill. And it slipped through in 1993. There wasn't a lot of fanfare, was there? PEARSON: There wasn't a lot of fanfare. I'd be surprised if most Americans knew about it. I think that they'd be *horrified* if they knew what was in it. VALENTINE: Well I'm... I don't even fully understand yet. We've been talking about it, but um... It's a big bill, and you say it's horrifying. Yet I don't sense the urgency. Somehow, we're not getting it across, of how bad it is. PEARSON: Well, one thing that seems to me like a real whopper is, that an "at risk" student is defined here. And this is the definition. (I'd like to read it, 'cause I think it's so serious): "Many 'at risk' students suffer the effects of inadequate nutrition and health care, overcrowded and unsafe living conditions and homelessness, family and gang violence, substance abuse, sexual abuse and child abuse, involuntary migration, and limited English proficiency, that often creates severe barriers to learning" the knowledge and skills, and so forth. Then it later... This is one thing that they're going to give grants to support, is grants to local education agencies to improve educational performances of "at risk" students by removing barriers to their learning. The trouble is, is with Bill of Rights, is that what *happens* is, the government starts stepping in and saying that poverty, and someone who's unemployed, may in fact be... uh, that constitutes "dysfunction" within a family. And you know as well as I do that this monstrous "child protective services" industry that's been set up, [it] gobbles up people. VALENTINE: They abuse it. I mean, we have had... We've had people (and you've probably heard 'em on this show) that are *very* concerned about the social welfare abuse system, where a child can actually point a finger at the parents and yell, "Mommy and daddy are treating me bad!" -- and the State's gonna come in and throw mommy and daddy in the slammer and put the kid in a foster home! PEARSON: Oh sure. And what it does is, it integrates services, regulations, databases, eligibility procedures, and funding sources, "focusing school and community resources on prevention and early intervention strategies, to address student needs holistically." Now the trouble is, is that what's happening in this country is we are having Marxism imposed with the force of law on the people. And Marxists believe that children should be in the care of the State. Now the forceable removal of children is one thing. But the coercion of the child away from the American culture and values, their Christian, or Judeo-Christian values, is something that I think would disturb a lot of people. And the roles of husband and wife are something that our government has an unhealthy interest in. VALENTINE: Well frankly, the federal government especially has *no* business in *any* of these things, that you're talkin' about. The schools should be run by the local school districts, or the people who are sending their kids to that school oughtta run that district. If you'd like to join us (my guest is Andrea Pearson), and if you'd like to join us, it's 1-800-878-8255. Did you know that this Feminism, that she's talking about, had this Marxist agenda? And it's been insidious! You know, they... What was it that somebody said? "You don't lose your freedom in one big fell swoop. You lose it little by little." I think that's what's happening here, Andrea. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 70 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FEMINISM: MASK FOR MARXISM? Tom Valentine's guest on *Radio Free America* (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on December 28, 1994 was Andrea Pearson, editor-in-chief of a newsletter called "Americans In Exile" [contact info to be included below]. Ms. Pearson has some non- politically correct views on feminism, etc. Note that views expressed in the following do not necessarily reflect my own views or those of Conspiracy Nation. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] ANDREA PEARSON: Absolutely, I think it is. Also, when Congress considered passing this U.N. treaty, they talk about how "patterns of conduct" is in article five of the treaty. TOM VALENTINE: All right. Now this U.N. Convention, this treaty, is this the one that goes clear back to 1957, in establishing the U.N.? PEARSON: Uh... VALENTINE: Or is this something new? PEARSON: Well, actually, it was signed on behalf of the united States in 1980. It has not been ratified yet. But one provision in the document is to say that the different States' parties can bring their own federal laws into compliance. Now what this treaty does, in lots of ways, is it regulates conduct, it alters culture... It talks about how the State should provide for health care, and women should have equal opportunity for all sorts of things -- that I don't think the American people *want* women to have equal opportunity, say, for military service. Or we don't necessarily feel that our "patterns of conduct" or our culture are something that we want changed. What disturbs me the most about this is that there was no public debate about this [e.g. The Gender Equity in Education Act]. And I believe that anyone who's a historian or who has studied American history *knows* that people like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and so forth, were not "white male dictators" in general, and certainly did not abuse their wives. And yet Marxists believe that they did. Just this one piece of evidence of that: if you look at the *Notes on the State of Virginia* by Thomas Jefferson... And he's writing, in this case, about the American Indians. But he's talking about how *they* relate, in terms of men and women. And he says, "It is civilization alone which places women in the enjoyment of their natural equality." And I believe that, in America, women were free creatures who were very happy the way they were. And not only that, they worked when they wanted to. There was, in fact, no discrimination against women. VALENTINE: Well if they wanted to [work], they certainly could. All right. If you'd like to join us, 1-800-878-8255. Andrea Pearson is my guest. "Feminizing and Marxizing Us". I'm Tom Valentine, *Radio Free America*. [...break...] All right, we are back, live. And a very important part of everyday life is being discussed tonight: the role of women in this here united States of America. Mark, [in] Sarasota. You're on, with Andrea. Hello, Mark. MARK: Yeah. Good evening, Andrea. It's just wonderful and refreshing to hear a woman come on the air with your viewpoints. Actually, today, in the media, that's all you get is the left-wing viewpoint of women -- feminized, feministic views of women today. I have one point that I want to just clarify with you. You mentioned that it's our Judeo-Christian heritage. Actually, it's really our Christian heritage. And that's an important part and it should be emphasized too. That when we go back and we're talkin' about people like Thomas Jefferson and some of our founding fathers and George Washington, remember that this was a Christian heritage. It wasn't a Judeo-Christian heritage. Many of the Marxist, Communist ideas have been introduced in the Judeo- Christian churches today which are not really our founding, Christian heritage at all. PEARSON: I understand what you're saying, about our Christian heritage, and I agree with you. But I also believe that there are a number of very honorable and good Jewish people who honor the same principles that I talk about, that you are espousing too. And I don't like to exclude people -- and particularly if you read in the work of St. Paul, in Romans, [chapter] eleven. He talks about how even though some of these Jewish people may have been deceived, that that was for our blessing. And I really don't like to divide things according to religious lines when I'm talking about America. And I think that the Biblical history as well is something that shows very *clearly* what the role of women should be. And it's often referred to in the New Testament. Also, those kinds of things are found in the Old Testament, such as the ruling of Appolya(?), or Jezebel, in Judah. I don't think that (even though I sense in many of the Jewish people that they espouse this kind of agenda), I think that many people who are Christians, or who call themselves Christians, often have incorporated the Feminist agenda into their very churches. I hear [of] female ministers and female priests, and I don't believe that that's something that's according to God's law! I think that... VALENTINE: That's a big fight going on right now, especially in the Lutheran and the Episcopalian church. PEARSON: Absolutely! And I've watched that. And I'm particularly disturbed at the way that Christianity is being re-written. And I think we, as Christians, need to mind our own business pretty carefully. Because things are gettin' serious out there. VALENTINE: All right. Mark, I understand where you're coming from also: that there are many people who feel that the traditional, Christian values have been distorted. And one of the things to do is to use language in such a way, and that the Ecumenical movement, which has watered down basic Christianity, utilized that phrase, "Judeo-Christian"... MARK: That's right. VALENTINE: ...and people see it for that and... And so you both make a good point, and I appreciate your call very much! MARK: Thank you. VALENTINE: Gene, in Savannah, Georgia. GENE: How are ya doin', Tom? VALENTINE: Just fine. GENE: Uh, Andrea. Pleased ta meet ya. You've got a very good, and serious, subject. I think it strikes at the *heart* of the matter of what's happening in America. If we can strike at this, first, the right to bear arms is second to this. We need to back it up. But as a man, and someone who tries to exercise their rights over children, it becomes very difficult. And how to attack it: I've done a little research, reaching, uh studying Kent's commentaries and Blackstone's commentaries. I've discovered that even the common law doesn't really help that much. It seems like the common law has been divided into, well, I think it's been traversed. I call it, "the king's common law". And I think the last caller has a pretty good point. I studied Judaism a little bit, and it looks like, in the Jewish religion, that the mother is held up as the head of the family. And under the king's common law, the kind of like, you know, in the old days, about legitimizing a child and all that -- and it has a lot to do with today's "birth certificate". If you don't have a birth certificate, you lose... you know, you almost... You try to retain your rights to your child, but without the birth certificate you're in a paradox and you lose your rights to the child. And if you look into the law libraries, you can read about using the petition of *habeas corpus* to bring the child forth. And I think this is evidence that the Biblical common law was where the father was head of the family and, you know, as long as he obeyed God's law. And well, whoever, you know, really disobeyed the law of God was actually the one who should be, you know, punished or what have you. But the child should stay with the father as long as, you know, he obeyed... VALENTINE: Well the point that seems to be coming out of both of you is that, the traditions that are the glue of our society have been set down in Scripture for a long, long time -- both in the Old and the New Testaments. And if we stopped getting away from that, we wouldn't be doing so badly. GENE: Yeah. I'm wondering if, when this type of "king's common law", as I call it, has been switched from Biblical common law over... I was wondering if it was when Oliver Cromwell allowed the Jewish people into England. I'm just theorizing. VALENTINE: That's a, that's a subject for another show some night. And there are a lot of people that go into that particular aspect of the control over the British-speaking [sic] people and the use of the Bible and so on. Gene, I appreciate your call. Dan, in Schenectady, New York! DAN: Yes sir! Well I wanna say two things: one is, it's a privilege to be listening to you, Andrea, and hearing your commentary tonight. And Tom, we've been listening to you for a couple of years, and in the last year or so on shortwave. And it's good to hear you in this area. First, I wanna say, number one, is the comments with regard to the laws passed and everything: I think the issue that many of us are concerned about is, a lot of times (in the dark of night, so to speak) laws are passed that nobody knows much about. And it really brings us to the question of localism. In not just, you know, laws, but in virtually controlling the community around us. A lot of the things that are mentioned in the law that Andrea raised, or I should say, that was passed, are probably more proper items for a local community. Because a lot of times it depends on that local community -- its mores, their social conditions, and what's involved. And a lot of times, we lose track of the fact that, you know, the whole, the whole issue of our Constitution, etc., invests a lot of power *downward*. From the federal level, down to the local communities. VALENTINE: Well Dan, that's what I've thought: that this doesn't belong in the federal government at all. And I'm out of time right now, and I really appreciate your calling. And I'll have Andrea comment on what you had to say, as soon as we get back. I'm Tom Valentine. This is *Radio Free America*. [...break...] [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 71 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- "American movement" -- of arms and ideology [From *USA Today*, Jan. 30, 1995, p. 7A] (Spurred on by the fiery disaster in Waco, America's militia movement is growing, armed and -- some say -- dangerous.) Militias stepping out from shadows ================================== By Mark Potok (Dallas) -- Men train in the pre-dawn darkness of a field north of here, dummy weapons in hand. Others study military medicine west of Fort Worth or practice shooting skills and survival exercises outside San Antonio. A movement is growing in this state and the nation -- a rising of thousands of people inflamed by often-bizarre ideologies that call for forming armed volunteer militias to save the United States from fascism. "The militia movement," says Texas organizer Jon Roland, "is a good-government movement with guns." And that's the theme that increasingly is alarming state and federal law enforcement officials, who, after years of dismissing them, are beginning to take militias seriously. In the past six months, militias -- many called to arms by the government's deadly standoff two years ago with Branch Davidians near Waco -- have appeared in at least 24 states, drawing up to 50,000 members. -+- Grim warnings of a showdown -+- Claiming that criminal elements have taken over much of the federal government, most militia leaders have avoided calls for an armed uprising but darkly warn they may one day have to shoot. "There is one last hope to avoid armed confrontation, and that's if our state governments rise up and tell our federal government to back off," says Ray Southwell, chief of staff for the commander of the Northern Michigan Regional Militia. "If the state does not rise up... the American people will." Talk like that -- along with the boasts of many militia leaders of secret units of police and military -- deeply concerns observers. Although federal officials will not publicly discuss any investigations, a 10-page intelligence brief by federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms recently was circulated to several police departments. It warned that militiamen are "extremely paramilitary, anti-ATF and literal interpreters of the Constitution" who may be breaking gun laws. {1}. That would not come as a surprise to Michigan officials. "We've got such an insurgency here," says Fowlerville, Mich., Police Chief Gary Krause after the arrest of three camouflaged militia members in a car full of semiautomatic weapons, gas masks, night-vision devices and 700 rounds of ammunition, some of it armor-piercing. "There's a very high potential of something disastrous happening." -+- A wake-up call in Waco -+- The idea of militias, drawn from earlier groups like Posse Comitatus and Aryan Nations {2}, took root again in 1992 when an FBI sniper killed the wife of an Idaho separatist. But it was Waco that really got the movement going. Many militia members saw the 52-day standoff and fiery disaster that ended it as proof that the federal government would stop at nothing to crush resistance. "We see Waco as a centralization of power; the federal government coming into all areas of our lives," says Norm Olson, commander of the Northern Michigan Regional Militia. "The militia movement in America is the biggest thing since the Revolution." "Waco was the second shot heard 'round the world," {3} says Russell Smith, Dallas commander of the Texas Constitutional Militia, now organized in almost 20 counties. "It woke us up to a very corrupt beast." -+- An "internationalist" conspiracy -+- The ideologies driving the militias are complicated, often incredible, sometimes racist and almost always paranoid. {4}. Among a host of conspiracy theories is this scenario: * The federal government has been hijacked by sinister forces -- a dozen or more banking families -- that have orchestrated the seizure of states' rights and the buildup of an "internationalist" U.S. government. * The plan, militiamen say, is to manufacture an economic collapse to invite in United Nations troops on a "humanitarian" mission. * Then, guided by secret markings on the back of road signs, the U.N. troops will disarm regular Americans. * The outcome: A weak and disarmed America becomes part of the bankers' "one-world government," organized to make serfs of the world's peoples and enrich bankers. "Fantasies," says Faith Elliot of the Council on Foreign Relations, whose members are supposed to be part of the plot. And Mark Briskman, Dallas director for the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, dismisses that kind of talk as so much recycled anti-Semitic vitriol. So it has been, in the past, difficult for many people to take this sort of thing too seriously. But given the almost fanatical devotion of some militia members -- and because they are well- armed -- disbelief is now tempered by concern. "People are genuinely arming themselves and getting ready for combat," warns Fred Clarkson of Planned Parenthood of America's Public Policy Institute. "So it's inevitable some combat will actually take place." {5}. -+- This is an American movement -+- Critics say that in addition to arms, many militias are well- stocked with leaders known to be white supremacists. Mike Reynolds, editorial director for the Southern Poverty Law Center's *Klanwatch* publication, says he and many in law enforcement believe a national militia strategy was laid out at an October 1992 meeting in Estes Park, Colo. About 150 members of the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Posse Comitatus and Christian Identity met to discuss militias. Such accusations infuriate many militiamen and their leaders, who deny any racism and insist their movement will remain legal. "The majority are absolutely opposed to any racial hate groups," says Ann Utterback, Comal County commander for the Texas Constitutional Militia, which recently held a "muster" of 500 people at the Alamo. "We totally reject Nazis, KKK, Aryan Nations. This is an American movement." National militia leader Linda Thompson, founder of the Unorganized Militia of the United States, denies being racist, anti-Semitic or "right wing." If there are such elements in the movement, she says, they are "government plants" wrecking the work she started. Then she accuses many of her fellow militia leaders, along with the reporter interviewing her, of being agents for the ADL [Anti- Defamation League] -- which battles anti-Semitism. Chip Berlet, analyst with Political Research Associates of Cambridge, Mass., which monitors far-right movements, says it is "intellectually dishonest" to label the entire movement racist. Rather, he says, the underlying themes are anti-government, anti- gun control and conspiratorial. "There are more people in the movement uncomfortable with anti- Semitism and white supremacy," he says. "But that may change." + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CN -- This is one of several related articles. See *USA Today* for the other articles.] [CN -- I have been informed that Bo Gritz will be featured on the ABC show "Day One" this Thursday, Feb. 2, 1995.] -------------------------<< Notes >>----------------------------- {1} "...literal interpreters of the Constitution..." Is there some other way to interpret the Constitution? {2} "The idea of militias, drawn from earlier groups like Posse Comitatus and Aryan Nations..." Drawn from the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land. {3} "Waco was the second shot heard 'round the world..." The original "shot heard round the world" occurred at (I believe) Lexington, New Hampshire in 1775 and marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War (a.k.a. the American War for Independence). {4} "...sometimes racist and almost always paranoid." Everything I have heard indicates that all races, creeds, and religions are welcome to join the various militias. Is there any of the militias that excludes members based on race, creed or religion? I haven't heard of any. As to "...almost always paranoid..." -- "Paranoid", a.k.a. "crazy" a.k.a. "non-approved thought". {5} "...so it's inevitable some combat will actually take place." I find that statement ominous. Whether or not combat takes place depends on the feds. The militias are in a purely defensive posture. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 72 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FEMINISM: MASK FOR MARXISM? Tom Valentine's guest on *Radio Free America* (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on December 28, 1994 was Andrea Pearson, editor-in-chief of a newsletter called "Americans In Exile" [contact info to be included below]. Ms. Pearson has some non- politically correct views on feminism, etc. Note that views expressed in the following do not necessarily reflect my own views or those of Conspiracy Nation. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] TOM VALENTINE [continues]: All right, we are back, live. My guest is Andrea Pearson. And she has been pointing out (and I think very nicely) that we have had a creeping Marxism in the feminizing-type laws -- especially one that was passed in 1993, the Gender Equity in Education Act. Hardly any of us knew anything about it; I don't know of anybody here that was really up on that one. And I don't remember the media "beating it to death" [i.e., covering it a lot]. And the other one is that we are under a United Nations Convention that's not yet been ratified, but it started in 1980. And if we *do* ratify it, it's gonna be worse than the World Trade Organization! Andrea. ANDREA PEARSON: I think it will be far worse, because the people who are trying to destroy us have in mind a way for us to live. And particularly, for a minute, I would like to bring out that I don't think that the answer at this point is to think about changing the local systems to separate from the federal government. But rather, I think what's important is for the men of this country to realize that, as men, they have a God-given role within the family to be a provider and a protector. And that *many* men in this country have been deprived of their ability to do that, because of government policy. And thus, this kind of invasion of the family becomes possible. VALENTINE: You know, my wife would agree. She says it's the men who have failed to be the head of the houses that have let this country down. You've had three men callers, and now we have a lady out there. I wonder if she agrees or not. Doris, [in] Deep Creek, Florida. DORIS: Yes. Andrea. I wanted to tell you, on what you have said, what it ties in with. It ties in with the United Nations curriculum for the public school children, *Goals 2000*. All that is spelled out. It's to make the child and mother feel that the State will take care of 'em; they don't need the man around. If they have anything they need, it will be provided for. That is in your *Goals 2000*, which is going to *ruin* education. PEARSON: I agree with you, 100 percent. The "sugar daddies" in Congress sure are luring the women away, aren't they? DORIS: Yes, and it's *planned* that way. PEARSON: Oh it certainly is. This is done by design. DORIS: Yes. I was on the committee for a full year, before it was implemented in our town. And on the final meeting, they had someone from the state come down, and they asked if they had any questions. And I raised my hand. I said, "*Will* *you* *admit* this is a United Nations curriculum?!" She would *not* answer, even if I asked it four times. So I went ahead and I *told* the committee that they can think I'm a "kook", but pay attention. In the future, it's gonna come around that this is a United Nations curriculum. And it's the worst thing they can put in for their child. And now, they're starting to hear it on different stations; they're starting to read it in the newspaper. And this is all being done undercover, with a lot of parents not even being aware. Also, the children are on computer data bases! Everything they ask the child, under psychology tests, everything that is programmed with the child -- Outcome Based Education. And there's privacy: parents cannot see it. VALENTINE: All right. Listen, Doris, you're terrific. From Deep Creek, Florida, with that New York/Massachusetts accent! I love it. Andrea, we're gonna have to bring you back. Because one hour is not enough time for this. But I wanna plan it again, if you don't mind. And we'll talk about this subject again. Is that all right with you? PEARSON: Well that's wonderful, Tom. And you have wonderful, intelligent callers. VALENTINE: I sure do -- the best! Sometimes I even turn them into guests. Thank you very much for giving up your time tonight. We *will* be doing it again. Andrea's newsletter is, "Americans in Exile". And it's Post Office Box 2636. (This is where you write to. She'll send you a sample of her newsletter dealing with this feminizing Marxism behind the scenes, and so forth.) Americans in Exile, Post Office Box 2636, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01202. Her telephone is (413) 499-3593. There ya go. Andrea, thank you very much. All right! We're gonna take a break for the alleged "news". (I'm almost sorry to take a break; that's a good subject. We'll have to do it again.) We'll return. I have a brand new congressman, the guy that beat Jack Brooks down in *Tejas* [i.e. Texas]. See ya then. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 73 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Although not one in 10,000 Americans knows it, the Fed has a huge secret cash stash of $20 billion, known among insiders as the 'currency stabilization fund'..." + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + RAPE OF MEXICAN ECONOMY AIDED BY "INSIDE" INFO By Warren Hough [Excerpts from *The Spotlight*, Feb. 6, 1995] [...] Dismissing official explanations, seasoned currency traders privately blame the mess in Mexico on a series of secretive, high-level financial maneuvers that led to the collapse of the peso, while producing billion-dollar profits for a consortium of megabanks and financial speculators closely linked to [Federal Reserve Chairman Alan] Greenspan. A detailed review of the current balance sheet of Citibank, ranked No. 1 among U.S.-based commercial banks and among Mexico's foreign lenders, confirms that far from suffering losses, the money center giant made prodigious profits on the peso's plunge, reports *Spotlight* correspondent George Nicholas from New York. Calling its Mexican operations "stronger than ever," Citibank reported a whopping jump of 81 percent in its earnings for the last quarter of 1994 -- just when the peso collapsed. -+- *Cui Bono*? -+- Profits are soaring so nicely, "We are doubling our dividend payout for the period," Citibank Chairman John Reed informed stockholders on January 20, a month after Mexico's monetary meltdown. The simultaneous headline, "Surprise Profits for Top N.Y. Banks" heading the financial page of *Newsday*, a major New York daily, highlighted the profit gains Chase Manhattan Bank (19 percent) and Chemical Bank (22 percent) realized for the same period. "The big banks made out like bandits," says Paul Lanier, who heads the New York trading desk of a major European investment bank. "When I asked myself how that could have happened, I realized that although a complex scheme is behind it all, the essential facts are not hard to understand." On the last day of 1994, major U.S.-based banks reported holding Mexican treasury bonds worth an astonishing $19.8 billion -- an extraordinary debt load. "The key is to realize that these Mexican debentures come in two principal species," explained Lanier. "There are the so-called '*cetes*' -- loans which are repayable in pesos. Then there are '*tesobonos*' -- bonds denominated in pesos which are, however, pegged to the dollar. If the peso falls against the dollar, the payments due on these *tesobono* bonds increase accordingly." There is another important difference between these two main types of Mexican treasury IOUs. "The bonds known as *cetes* produce the highest yield," Lanier noted. "In 1994, *cetes* paid interest at rates averaging 24 percent -- a rich return for lenders willing to take a chance on them." -+- Heavy In *Cetes* -+- Most of the Mexican bonds held by Citibank and other American investors at the beginning of 1994 were *cetes*, since the speculation-driven U.S. money markets forced financial managers to lock in the highest possible returns. "Of the round $20 billion in Mexican treasury IOUs held by U.S. creditors, only $1.7 billion was in *tesobonos* [CN -- lower yield, more secure]; almost all the rest was in high-yield *cetes*," explained Lanier. But when the economic earthquake hit Mexico on December 20, raising urgent questions about this debt, it was discovered that the proportion had been mysteriously reversed. In the days before the peso began to crumble, the largest Wall Street lenders abruptly switched from *cetes* to *tesobonos*, thus buying insurance against the looming currency collapse. "The big banks were secretly tipped off by Greenspan about the coming devaluation," explained Dr. Felipe Arismendi, a U.N. economist specializing in monetary studies. "They converted their holdings from *cetes* to *tesobonos* a jump ahead of the market, and came out winners while tens of thousands of small American global-fund investors ended up losers." But even if *tesobonos* are theoretically worth their weight in dollars, how can Citibank be so sure the busted and beleaguered Mexican government will pay? "That is Greenspan's second scheme," explained Arismendi. "Although not one in 10,000 Americans knows about it, the Fed has a huge secret cash stash of $20 billion, known among insiders as the 'currency stabilization fund' or 'the swap pool.'" Greenspan secretly assured Citibank and other major lenders the Fed would use its $20 billion kitty to compensate them for any shortfalls in their due debt payments caused by a Mexican default. In that case, Congress might inquire, where is the need for the additional $40 billion bailout guarantee fund proposed by the Clinton administration? [CN -- *That* plan has just been dropped.] The answer is that it would provide insurance for Wall Street banks eager to make more mega-loans to Mexico, on even more profitable terms. [...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 74 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN -- The following does not necessarily reflect my own views nor does it necessarily reflect the views of Conspiracy Nation.] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + THE RWANDA GENOCIDE [Excerpted from "The Coming Fall of The House of Windsor", *The New Federalist*, January 9, 1995.] By Jeffrey Steinberg [...] Beginning in April of this year, the editors and staff of the *Executive Intelligence Review* magazine launched an investigation into the genocide in Rwanda. On April 6, 1994, the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were assassinated in a surface- to-air missile attack against the airplane that was carrying them home from a summit meeting. Within hours of the double assassination, so-called rebel forces launched an invasion of Rwanda from neighboring Uganda. Six months later, Rwanda had been virtually wiped off the map. Prior to the April events, Rwanda had enjoyed the lowest infant mortality rates and the longest average life expectancy of any country in Africa. Today, 80 percent of the country's 7.2 million people are either dead or living in refugee camps. When we set out to uncover who was behind the genocide in Rwanda, we had no preconceived notions about what we would find. Some weeks into the investigation, we received crucial leads from European researchers and from African diplomats: Look at the role of the game preserves and national parks. Once we picked up this trail, the pieces all fell in place; and all roads led back to London, to the Club of the Isles and its Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). The WWF, renowned the world over as a charitable organization out to protect the endangered species, is provably responsible for the slaughter of animals and human beings all across Africa and on other continents around the globe, on an unprecedented scale. The 1994 Rwanda genocide is but the latest instance of the WWF in action. How did it work? Since 1990, the WWF has been managing a "gorilla protection program" in Gorilla Park in Uganda right on the Rwanda-Zaire border, in the adjacent Volcans Park on the Rwandan side of the border, and in Zaire's Virunga Park. Along with the Akagera Park in Rwanda along the Kenya and Uganda border, all these parks served as training bases, staging areas, and arms depots for the invading "rebels" -- who were in reality all soldiers and officers in the Ugandan Army of British puppet Yoweri Museveni. Museveni is run by Britain's Overseas Development Minister Lady Lynda Chalker. {1}. So the entire Rwandan genocide had nothing to do with tribal or civil warfare. It was a British-orchestrated assassination and invasion program. And the WWF administered parks played a pivotal role in the slaughter. From the same parks, the same WWF apparatus is involved in the planned destabilization and genocide against the rest of East Africa, beginning with Kenya and Sudan. {2}. Under the guise of protecting endangered species, like the elephant, the rhinoceros, and the tiger, WWF "park rangers" carry out assassinations and other attacks against so-called "poachers" who in many instances turn out to be local patriotic political leaders or intransigent farmers who refuse to abandon their land and their food production to WWF's land confiscation programs. [...] All across Africa, WWF mercenary armies carry out a brutal war of depopulation. Park rangers, armed with helicopter gun ships, infantry weapons and light missiles, function as death squads. Between 1987 and November 1988, under a WWF-bankrolled program called Operation Stronghold, assassination squads under the direction of Zimbabwe's Chief Game Ranger Glen Tatham carried out cold-blooded murders of hundreds of so-called poachers, half of whom were unarmed and lured into ambushes. A number were leaders of the African National Congress' military wing. When Tatham and his men were brought up on 70 murder charges, the Zimbabwean parliament rushed through a bill, the Protection of the Wildlife Indemnity Act, which gave the park rangers immunity from prosecution for any actions they took "in the line of duty." It was a license to kill. [...] -------------------------<< Notes >>----------------------------- {1} "...parks served as training bases [for the rebels who] were in reality all soldiers and officers in the Ugandan Army of British puppet Yoweri Museveni." I wish some proof were offered for these sort of claims. Still, this is the only explanation I have heard for what really happened in Rwanda. {2} "...[planned] genocide against the rest of East Africa." Both Dr. Robert Strecker and researcher Mark Sato have claimed that Africa is the target of planned genocide. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 75 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- FLYING HIGH WITH COMMANDER BILLY JEFF "A Scenario" [...continued...] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillary caught sight of Marie, the French maid. "Come here, Marie," she purred. Marie dutifully obeyed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "I note your conduct in the Lincoln Bedroom with my husband, Billy Jeff," said Hillary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "But Meez Heely! He was chasing *me*!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillary ignored her. "You're fired, you slut! Pack your bags and get on the first train back to France!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "But Meez Heely..." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillary glared. "Don't back sass me girl, or I'll scratch your eyes out! Go pack your bags! You're fired! Get out!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie ran off, sobbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Commander was in Air Force One, flying down to Arkansas and Dan Lizard's promised wild party. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff looked up, and was surprised to see Dylan Thomas! The deceased author was somehow standing there, smoking a cigarette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Let's 'rap', Mr. Thomas," suggested Billy Jeff. "Come on, what do ya say? I'm an intellectual, just like you. Hey, ya know what else -- I'm a Yale man." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "You are a pimp. Bend over, so I can grind out my cigarette on your ass," the dead author replied. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Say! You can't talk to me like that!" shouted Billy Jeff. But then the room became filled with, it seemed like, thousands of faces, all of them burning with great *hatred* for Commander Billy Jeff! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff woke, screaming. "Igor! Igor!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Igor" Stephanopoulos came rushing from the forward cabin of Air Force One. "Yes, master?!" he inquired, alarmed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Oh, Igor, it was terrible! Dylan Thomas said I was a pimp, and then everybody hated me! They hate me, Igor! They hate me!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Igor sat down beside Billy Jeff and consoled him. "No, master. No, they don't hate you! They *love* you!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "No, Igor, they hate me! The American people all hate me!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Why no, master. Why, look out the window. Down there in America they all *love* you!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "They do?" blubbered Billy Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Yes!" lied Igor. "Everybody loves you!" Then, because it usually assuaged the frightened Billy Jeff, Igor suggested they both sing their special song. "Come on! Let's sing the old Oxford song!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Yes!" Billy Jeff clapped his hands excitedly. "The old Oxford song!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They both began to sing: Oh Oxford, we remember you. Smoking pot and chasing chicks And even sometimes we'd Open a book or two! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They exploded in laughter. "I feel better now!" exclaimed Billy Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff lurched forward towards the cockpit. "I want to see the view from up there," he explained. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He entered the cockpit, where Captain "Flyin' Jack" McCord was piloting Air Force One toward Arkansas and Dan Lizard's cocaine party. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Wow... Look at all those controls," said the Commander. He paused a moment, then asked, "Say... Do you think you could let me fly the plane for awhile?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old "Flyin' Jack", veteran pilot of so many C-130 flights between Arkansas and Nicaragua, turned toward Billy Jeff. His jaw dropped in amazement. "You've gotta be kidding." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Naw... Come on. Let me try flyin' it." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "No way." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff moved toward Flyin' Jack. A look of menace appeared in his eye. "Say... You look depressed, Captain McCord. You're not about to commit 'suicide' are you?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "O.K. You can fly the plane." Flyin' Jack vacated his seat and Commander Billy Jeff occupied it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Jeff lit a marijuana cigarette and took a deep drag. He looked toward Flyin' Jack. "You want a hit?" he asked. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "No, thanks," replied McCord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Suit yourself." The Commander took another drag. "Say... Where's the accelerator on this crate?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyin' Jack showed him the throttle, and Billy Jeff opened it up all the way. Air Force One began to pick up speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey! This steering wheel not only turns, but it can also tilt toward me!" exclaimed a surprised Billy Jeff as the aircraft went into a steep climb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Yahoo! We're flyin' high!" shouted Commander Billy Jeff as he took another puff on his "reefer". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey... You know, *in* *theory*, we could fly this baby way high! I mean, *in* *theory*, we could go into outer space!" theorized Billy Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But just then a squawking sound began to be heard on the "squawk box". It was Hillary! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Billy Jeff! Get me Billy Jeff!" she ordered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "I'm right here, my dearest," replied Commander Billy Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Billy Jeff! Turn that plane around *NOW*!! That is an *order*, Mister!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Aw but, my sweetest, I'm on an important diplomatic mission!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Save that shit for the newspapers!" screamed "Meez Heely". "You've promised to attend the Econo-Feminists meeting, and the sisterhood ain't gonna like it if you don't show. So turn that plane around *now*, or there's gonna be *Hell* *to* *pay*!! Over and out!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A reluctant Commander Billy Jeff yielded to this "higher power" and relinquished control of Air Force One to Flyin' Jack McCord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Aw gee whiz! I never get to have any fun," he complained to no one in particular. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 76 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- NICK ASHTON: CITIZENS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT Tom Valentine had as a guest on *Radio Free America* (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on February 1, 1995, Nick Ashton of Citizens for Honest Government. Here is an excerpt. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...] TOM VALENTINE: All right, we are back live and I've invited Nick Ashton to come aboard for just a few minutes and catch us up on some things that are very important out here about our President, Bill Clinton. And I guess, Nick, the two things that you guys are really right on: *When* are we going to hear something in the major media about indictments, and who do you think's gonna be indicted? NICK ASHTON: Well, I think it is gonna be very, very soon indeed. Because for the first time... Mr. Starr is holding, of course, grand jury hearings -- has been since the 5th of January -- regarding the death of Vince Foster. But I think, more carefully, he is holding back on some indictments, because more information is coming forth, *through* Webster Hubbell. Webb Hubbell just accepting the two felony charges certainly negotiated a better [unclear] for himself. And I think it's very soon indeed. There's been a *lot* of movement in Arkansas and a lot of movement in Washington. A lot of discussion, a lot of witnesses. And I believe it's building up into the next 2 or 3 weeks. *But*, Tom, I would like, if I may, to give you a little bit of a bombshell -- if I may. VALENTINE: I love a bombshell. ASHTON: You keep up to date with everything, and we've been working very, very hard indeed for the last three-and-a-half weeks, going through 1500 pages of documents. You remember the 1982-1984 campaign funds [records] of Bill Clinton disappeared? Completely disappeared. VALENTINE: The campaign funds [records] of the Governor. ASHTON: You got it. I can tell you this: that we have the original copies of [the records from] that campaign fund. VALENTINE: You found the original copies of Bill Clinton's missing campaign fund?! ASHTON: That's right. We gave copies, 2 days ago, [unclear] to the FBI (so that we are keeping on the up and up). We've been going through and matching names, and looking at the connections. And the one big thing that we have found: in 1982, Bill Clinton gave himself $120,000 into his campaign. Bill Clinton didn't loan it, he *put* $120,000 into his own campaign. VALENTINE: Well according to this history that *we've* been gettin', he didn't have a dime in those days. ASHTON: You got it. So where *did* he get the money? [CN -- I'm sure Clinton, skilled liar that he is, will come up with some kind of story.] And if we cover it all the way through... And, as you know, these reports are on a 10-day and on a 30-day basis, they have to be filed. He never *loaned* himself the money; it wasn't a loan, it was physical cash that went in there. And it seems like Mr. Clinton suddenly came up with some cash. We have got those documents. We *are* going to release those documents, not this Friday but Friday week, or thereabouts. We are waiting for the FBI to speak with us. And I don't think a few people are very, very happy. And [unclear] I'm speaking for the second time today. I was on another program, nationally, where we were in arguments with David Brock. You have heard of Mr. Brock? VALENTINE: Yes! You mentioned that! What about this little argument with Mr. Brock? ASHTON: Mr. Brock wrote an article in *Forbes'* *Media Critic* magazine, which is an *obscure* magazine put out by *Forbes*. And [he] absolutely slated [i.e., dismissed] *The Clinton Chronicles* and tried to say it was unsubstantiated evidence within it, and questioned many things. The biggest problem David Brock did -- he *thinks* he's a Washington insider, and names everything, and puts himself on a pedestal, as if "I know everything there is to know, and if *I* don't know it, it's not worth knowing." Well now we know he's a little liar. We caught him in this. We have corrected him. We have taken him down a couple of pegs. Because [unclear] Tom, just like *The Spotlight*, you guys have been following things. I'm glad to see that *you* come up with the same stuff we do. In other words, when there's *two* of us out there, and we do come up with the same corroborative evidence, then I'm very pleased. Because it shows we are on the same track. VALENTINE: Now the *Citizens for Better Government* [sic] are responsible for *The Clinton Chronicles*, are they not? ASHTON: Yeah. And also the book, of course. And *The Intelligence Files*. And coming out this month we have a *new* video, called "The Death of Vince Foster: What Really Happened?" And Tom, I appreciate folks like you, that are not frightened to speak out. Because many people say, "How can people be saying this if it's not true?" And this, I think, is very important. People *are* ready to listen, and absorb, and be made more aware. That's what *Citizens for Honest Government* is doing. VALENTINE: I think the truth is so glaring, I can't see how people can *not* see it. In fact, here's *The Washington Post*, *afraid* to bring out a story, for some reason. [CN -- See next Conspiracy Nation, Vol. 3 Num. 77, for details.] ASHTON: I cringe. Because when Ambrose [Evans-Pritchard] told me about this, I [unclear]. He said, "Nick, the contract was signed. They were paying the biggest money ever to the two who had written the story and had put it in the *Sunday Outlook*, about a 4,000 word article." VALENTINE: Dr. Roger Morris and Sally Denton have done a lot of investigating on Mena, Arkansas. And it was gonna finally come out. And not just Clinton, but Bush and Reagan too! ASHTON: Absolutely. And Ed Meese is in there. Oliver North is in there. A lot of folks. But you see, you've gotta understand something: there is another agenda within the political parties. And that is, *they* *want* *to* *keep* *Clinton* *in* *until* *the* *election* *of* *next* *year*! Because they feel that he's a man they can beat at the election and at the ballot box. And they're absolutely wrong! He's known as "the comeback kid"!! If you have a chance to de- rail the President now because he is a scoundrel, and you've got the information, I believe you go ahead with it! You don't *hold* *back*!! You're holding back on the people of this nation! VALENTINE: That may be. But I want to de-rail more than Bill and Hillary Clinton. I want to de-rail that whole bunch of PAC people behind him. ASHTON: There's a *lot* of people there, Tom. VALENTINE: There are. These fat cats. The "immaculate they", I call 'em. And they've had their run of manipulating for a long, long time. And *we're* the "manipulatees" and I don't like it. ASHTON: That is so true. And we are making people aware, and that's why the *Citizens for Honest Government* is out there, as the alternate media. VALENTINE: Where, briefly, how do they reach *Citizens for Honest Government*? ASHTON: They can join us by calling 1-800-471-0873. You can become a member of our organization. [CN -- No cost to join.] VALENTINE: I've gotta run. But Nick, you're free. Thank you very much. Excellent report. I'll give out that number again. Nick Ashton. I'm Tom Valentine, *Radio Free America*. [...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 77 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN -- Thanks to D.S.O. for transcribing the following.] FROM *THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH*, 29 JANUARY 1995 ARKANSAS DRUG EXPOSE MISSES THE POST BY AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD IN WASHINGTON IT MIGHT almost be called The Greatest Story Never Told. The article was typeset and scheduled to run in today's edition of *The Washington Post*. It had the enthusiastic backing of the editors and staff of the Sunday Outlook section, where it was to appear after 11 weeks of soul-searching and debate. Lawyers had gone through the text line by line. Supporting documents had been examined with meticulous care. The artwork and illustrations had been completed. The contract with the authors had been signed. Leonard Downie, the executive editor of the newspaper, had given his final assent. But on Thursday morning the piece was cancelled. It had been delayed before - so often, in fact, that its non-appearance was becoming the talk of Washington - but this time the authors were convinced that the story was doomed and would never make it into the pages of what is arguably the world's most powerful political newspaper. They have withdrawn it in disgust, accusing the *Post* of a cover-up of the biggest scandal in American history. In stark contrast, the managing editor, Robert Kaiser, left a message on my answering machine saying that there was really nothing to "this non-existent story". In a subsequent conversation, he dismissed the article as a reprise of rumours and allegations. "I am confident that it doesn't have any great new revelations," he said. Others are less confident. A copy of the article passed to *The Sunday Telegraph* - not, it should be stressed, by its authors - appears to be absolutely explosive. Based on an archive of more than 2,000 documents, it says that western Arkansas was a centre of international drug smuggling in the early 1980s - perhaps even the headquarters of the biggest drug trafficking operation in history. It asks whether hundreds of millions of dollars in profits made their way "into criminal laundering in Arkansas's notoriously free-wheeling financial institutions and bond houses". The activities were mixed up with a US intelligence operation at the Mena airport in Arkansas that was smuggling weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras. Bill Clinton is not specifically accused of involvement, but he was Governor of Arkansas at the time. The piece also notes that some of his prominent backers had been the subject of extensive investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI, and had been assigned files in NADDIS - the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Intelligence System. The article makes clear that the alleged scandal is not confined to the activities of the Arkansas political machine and Mr Clinton. It embraces the highest levels of the federal government over several years. "For three Presidents of both parties - Messrs Reagan, Bush and Clinton - the old enduring questions of political scandal are once again apt," the article concludes. "What did they know about Mena? When did they know it? Why didn't they do anything to stop it?" It is clear that *The Washington Post* took the article extremely seriously. It was to be run at full length - roughly 4,000 words, taking up several pages in an almost unprecedented spread across the Sunday Outlook section. The authors, Dr Roger Morris and Sally Denton, were told that they were being offered the highest fee ever paid for a contribution to Outlook. They are veteran investigators with established reputations. Morris worked for the National Security Council staff at the White House during the Johnson and Nixon Administrations. He has taught at Harvard and has written a series of acclaimed books on foreign policy. Denton is the former head of news agency UPI's special investigative unit, and is the author of the *Bluegrass Conspiracy*, which exposed the involvement of Kentucky political and law enforcement figures in an international arms and drug smuggling ring. Their research is concentrated on the activities of Barry Seal, a legendary smuggler who operated from a company called Rich Mountain Aviation in the Ouachita Mountains west of Little Rock. They have his bank and telephone records, invoices, appointment books, handwritten notes, personal diaries and secretly-recorded conversations, as well as extensive police records and surveillance reports. Among other allegations they make are: * Seal was using his fleet of aircraft to export weapons to Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil in addition to the Nicaraguan Contras. * The planes were carrying cocaine back up to Arkansas on the return journey for sale in New York, Chicago, Detroit, St Louis and other cities. * Seal had ties to the CIA and felt that he could smuggle with impunity. * Nine separate attempts to investigate Mena, by both state and federal authorities, were stymied. "Over the entire episode looms the unmistakable dark shape of US government complicity in vast drug trafficking and gun-running," the article says. The broad picture is not new to readers of *The Sunday Telegraph* [DSO - thanks to the heroic efforts of the author of this article], which published a story making some of the same points on October 9 last year. [DSO - headlined "Smugglers linked to Contra arms deals", that article, also by Evans-Pritchard, is partially displayed with caption with the present article]. *The Wall Street Journal* has also done original reporting on the subject. Morris and Denton have added fresh evidence but the real political importance of the piece is the fact that it was going to run in *The Washington Post*. The *Post* still sets the agenda in Washington and guides many US press and TV reporters on what they are supposed to think. Up to now, the *Post* has conducted no more than a desultory investigation of the Mena affair, and its reporters have persistently treated it as a ludicrous conspiracy theory. The treatment of the article by Morris and Denton will fuel claims from both Left and Right that *The Washington Post* is engaged in active suppression of the news to protect either Clinton or the CIA or both. "It's down to naked politics now," Morris told *The Sunday Telegraph*. "We've jumped through every hoop. We've given them everything they've asked for. They can't say the story's not credible now." In the end the Mena story is going to come out, with the courts doing the work of the press. A lawsuit in Arkansas is being used to determine the role of both Clinton and the US federal government in dirty tricks linked to Mena. The case has already reached a crucial phase. A high-powered team of lawyers has issued subpoenas to key witnesses who will be compelled to testify under oath. Sworn depositions will rain down like confetti over the next few months. And if the great American newspapers do not want to cover it, the radio talk shows certainly will. [DSO - perhaps it's the fact that both sides of politics are involved in this scandal that has prevented media exposure so far. Any threats against Clinton can be met with a reciprocal threat to expose the involvement of previous administrations. Let's hope the gridlock is broken.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 79 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- PESO BILL'S BAILOUT PLAN + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Aid For Mexico: Six European countries, uneasy with President Clinton's plan to rescue Mexico's economy, withheld their approval for a $17.8 billion U.S.-backed loan package approved by the International Monetary Fund. Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland say that they were not consulted and that the package for Mexico, largest in IMF history, threatens support for Russia and eastern Europe. [USA Today, 2/3/95] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [From *700 Club* broadcast, 2/3/95 interview with Representative Duncan Hunter, R-California] [...] LEE WEBB: What about this split in the GOP over the bailout. Is Speaker Newt Gingrich carrying bipartisanship a little too far? DUNCAN HUNTER: Well I like to think of it as a split with President Clinton, and I think every Republican has to take his own position. I've looked at the situation, and a couple of things come to mind: first, there isn't an apocalyptic situation developing in Mexico; they've devalued the peso regularly, over the years, and we haven't had this "the sky is falling in" scenario that Mr. Rubin and others have painted, on Capitol Hill. Secondly, a lot of the investors who put money in Mexico were very sophisticated investors; they were maaking a high rate of return. They didn't share their *profits* with the American taxpayers. And now that it appears they're going to be taking a loss, they want to share their *losses* with the taxpayers. And lastly, in this scenario... in this time in government frugality when we have passed the balanced budget amendment, and when we are going to be slashing domestic programs across the board -- this is a *tremendous* amount of money to be exposing. This is twice this country's annual foreign aid budget -- going simply to one country, Mexico. So I think that this is the wrong time. I think there's *not* a disaster of apocalyptic proportions developing in Mexico. And lastly, the leadership of Mexico, the 34 or so billionaires who *do* control politics in Mexico, seem to have less interest in securing the future of their own country than we do! Most of them have *their* money in *dollars*, invested in the united States. They have their payrolls in Mexico, so when a devaluation occurs and the peso loses its value, that means (for these big industrialists) the cost of their payrolls has been cut by 30 percent! They *like* that. So the Mexican elite *thrive* on devaluations. And as long as you have that situation, you're going to have a historical trend of devaluations, every 5 or 6 years. BEN KINCHLOW: Mr. Hunter, this is Ben Kinchlow, with *Newswatch*. You obviously disagree with the President's plan. So I guess we would ask you, what is *your* recommendation? What would *you* recommend, for dealing with the Mexican economic crisis, since you obviously do not feel that it is an "end of the world" situation? DUNCAN HUNTER: Well I think that Bill Siedleman(sp?), former chairman of the FSLIC [Federal S&L Insurance Corp.], a very renowned, conservative, economic leader, had it exactly right. He said, "Listen. You had a lot of sophisticated Wall Street investors who made a bad deal. And they made big profits, at first. Now they're on the hook. They're gonna lose some money. And the best way to -- when you have a debtor and a creditor: the debtor being Mexico, and the creditors being these investors around the world that have these *bonds* that are gonna have to be paid back this year. Let the debtor and the creditor work this thing out between themselves! They don't have to have a government from *any* side interfering with this. They don't need the united States of America to step in. So let's do it the old-fashioned way: let Mexico restructure its debt, with its creditors, and work this thing out with *no* interference by the united States." LEE WEBB: How can we force them to do that though, congressman? DUNCAN HUNTER: Well the way you force them to do that is by not stepping in and bailing them out! And as these bonds become due, Mexico will have to... Just like, if you owed money to a creditor, and you wanted to keep your creditworthiness -- you had a bill coming due -- you'd haave to go down [and] sit down with them and work out an arrangement to restructure your debt over a longer period of time! And Mexico has *enormous* assets with which they could do that! They've refused to sell off PEMEX (that's their petroleum giant). They've refused to do a lot of things -- take money out of the massive portfolio of the Bank of Mexico and sell these assets or use them as collateral to extend this debt into long-term debt. So, once again, the elite who run and control Mexico -- the billionaires who control Mexico -- have much less interest in addressing this devaluation of the peso than we do! Which is an ironic situation. They *thrive* off peso devaluations. They profit off them. As long as that occurs, we're not gonna see these crises... we're gonna see these devaluations in a regular, historic pattern. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 80 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. ***************************************************************** * * * Did John Wilkes Booth act alone in the assassination of * * Abraham Lincoln or was he a pawn of higher-ups? * * * * Was the man shot at Garrett's farm and identified as John * * Wilkes Booth actually Booth, or was he a substitute? * * * * Why was the existence of Booth's diary hidden until long * * after the famous 1865 Conspiracy Trial, and when revealed, * * why had 18 pages been cut? Who removed those 18 pages, and * * when? * * * * A surprising collection of newly discovered (c. 1977), * * unpublished, historical documents answers these and many * * more questions, solving the most famous political * * assassination mystery in American history. * * * ***************************************************************** The massive cover-up effort by government officials to prevent the American public from ever learning the real truth about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, suppressed evidence which presumably had gone to the graves of those connected with the murder conspiracy, is now [c. 1977] surfacing and answers many of the questions still surrounding Lincoln's assassination. -- Was there an organized government conspiracy to get rid of Lincoln? -- Why, despite countless threats and known plots, did the War Department not provide Lincoln with adequate protection? -- Why did so many invited guests refuse to accept Lincoln's invitation to Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14? -- Why was the President's single bodyguard absent from his post during the murder, and never punished or even questioned? -- Why were all the escape routes out of Washington closed except the route Booth used? -- Who, for hours after the murder, blacked out commercial telegraph lines from Washington? -- Why was the existence of Booth's diary hidden until long after the famous 1865 Conspiracy Trial, and when revealed, why had 18 pages been cut out? -- Who removed those 18 pages, why and when? Traditional historical writers have perpetuated a cover-up by *unquestioningly* relying on 1865 government data and documents as if they were gospel. In writing this book, Balsiger and Sellier have adopted the premise that official government statements from that time might not be true. Instead, the authors' approach to re-examining the Lincoln assassination was to try to locate local private unpublished document collections in the possession of the heirs of significant Lincoln era decision makers. They reason that if official government statements from that time are, in fact, true, then they can be authenticated through papers in private collections. The documents used by the authors to re-construct events that took place before and after the assassination include secret service documents, congressmen's diaries, old letters, book manuscripts, deathbed confessions, secret cipher-coded messages, and purported missing pages of the John Wilkes Booth diary. Among the experts consulted during the writing of this book were: 1) Dr. Ray A. Neff, a professor at Indiana State University [c. 1977] and author of a scholarly book on Lincoln entitled *Wounded in the House of Friends*. 2) Dr. Richard D. Mudd, grandson of Dr. Samuel Mudd who was sentenced to life in prison as a Booth co-conspirator. 3) Theodore Roscoe, author of *Web of Conspiracy*, which suggests that the Secret Service may have been indirectly involved in the assassination. Among the primary sources used in the writing of the book, probably the most sensational and valuable document consists of the missing Booth diary pages, discovered in 1974 by Americana collector and appraiser Joseph Lynch. The authors acquired a full transcript of the contents of the missing pages and had the contents evaluated by historical experts, but have not [c. 1977] been able to acquire copies of the actual pages to authenticate the handwriting. The recently discovered [c. 1977] pages from Booth's diary delineate Booth's involvement in the conspiracy plot with trusted Lincoln friends, Confederate leaders, War Department Secretary Stanton, and northern businessmen. In this book, the authors have attempted to re-construct as accurately as possible the conspiracy events prior to the assassination and during the following cover-up. What you are about to read is a synopsis of their unraveling of the most shocking political assassination in American history. Normally, a state of war heightens and centralizes the power of the ruling group. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton held a great deal of power during the Civil War. "The War Secretary controlled the nation's military news through the nationalization of the wires. He also controlled the transportation system. Under his direction... control over private citizens was almost complete... Lincoln himself was denied the right to see telegrams that came into the War Department in cipher to be decoded." Moreover, Stanton was not noted for speaking well of Lincoln. He had referred to him as "the original gorilla," a "long-armed baboon," and as "that giraffe." The authors, Balsiger and Sellier, state that a raid planned at that time (1864) by Lincoln, Stanton, and others associated with Lincoln's presidency gives evidence of an atmosphere of plotting and distrust within that small group. The "Dahlgren Raid," as planned by Lincoln, had as its ostensible purpose the freeing of Federal prisoners being held in Richmond, Virginia, at that time the capital of the confederacy. In addition, Lincoln wanted posters to be placed everywhere along the path of the raid promising amnesty to any confederates who would take the oath of allegiance to the Union. According to the authors, however, and unbeknownst to Lincoln, the true purpose of the Dahlgren Raid was to assassinate confederate president Jefferson Davis and his cabinet. Besides Stanton, certain operatives of various special police forces, including the newly formed secret service, were also aware of the true nature of the plan. Prominent among these operatives was "Col. Lafayette Baker, a man of highly questionable integrity, [who] headed the North's National Detective Police (NDP), an undercover, anti-subversive, spy organization under the direction of Secretary of War Stanton." The Dahlgren Raid failed and its leader, Colonel Dahlgren, was killed. On his body, the confederates found two documents. One document directed that Dahlgren and his soldiers were to free federal prisoners being held near Richmond. "The second document, unsigned, seemed to be an order: 'Once in the city [Richmond], it must be destroyed, and Jeff Davis and cabinet killed.'" When this news became widely known in the confederacy, southerners were furious. "Gen. Robert E. Lee... officially asked his Union counterpart, Gen. George Meade, if the Union's true motives were contained in the papers." The authors claim that John Wilkes Booth met with a Colonel William A. Browning, secretary to future (2nd term) vice- president Andrew Johnson during the summer of 1864. They claim that Booth worked as a special envoy for secret peace negotiations being attempted at the time. "Booth quietly made the trip to Richmond with proper military passes issued by both Union and Confederate governments." Unfortunately, while on his mission in the south Booth saw proof that the Dahlgren Raid had had as one of its goals the murder of Jefferson Davis and his cabinet. Infuriated by what he had learned, Booth resigned from his assignment as special envoy. Because the great drama of the Civil War takes center stage, most people are not as aware that in "...1864, the Union was close to dictatorship." "All the elements were in motion: transportation and communications were nationalized, the writ of *habeas corpus* suspended. Military tribunals had replaced civilian trials... Dictatorship was an evil lurking behind the scenes. [However] the name of the would be dictator was not discernible to the public." The previously mentioned National Detective Police (NDP) constituted a force of 2,000 "detectives" which acted as a law unto itself. Under the leadership of the already mentioned Lafayette Baker, it operated without judicial constraint under the direction of Secretary of War Stanton. "Baker held authority... because a highly placed Lincoln cabinet official [Stanton] had set in motion all machinery necessary to become dictator of the nation." "But first, Abraham Lincoln had to be removed from office." During the summer of that year [1864], Lincoln faced mounting dissension within his own political party. A powerful faction within his party, known as the "Radical Republicans," did not want Lincoln to seek re-election. That summer a group of them introduced the Wade-Davis Bill to the 38th Congress. The Wade-Davis Bill was "...a version of postwar reconstruction diametrically opposed to the President's proposal." Lincoln favored a "soft" peace plan, "designed to bind up the nation's wounds with all possible speed so that the nation could move forward and leave the events of the tragic war behind." Since the president had the right to pardon, Lincoln reasoned that he could offer a general amnesty to all who would take a loyalty oath to the Union. However, "under the Radicals' Wade-Davis Bill each seceded state was to be treated as a conquered country... [The Radicals were] demanding Rebel property be confiscated and proposed that the conquered South should be considered a prize of war." [B.R. -- Thus, a *lot* of money was at stake in the argument.] This was a tough time for Lincoln. He was up for re-election and it was the general opinion that there was little chance of his being re-elected. The war was dragging on and the casualties were multiplying. In addition to the dissent within his own political party, there was the constant threat of assassination. During that summer of 1864, there were incessant rumors of assassination plots. The authors assert that during that summer of 1864, in Maryland, "...a group of planters had gathered to discuss ways of ending atrocities [by Federal troops] in the counties of Prince Georges, St. Marys, and Charles. Among the Maryland planters were Patrick C. Martin... Dr. William Queen, and Dr. Samuel Mudd." The authors contend that at this meeting a plot to kidnap Lincoln was discussed and that it was suggested that John Wilkes Booth would be a good person to bring in on the plot. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Barbee, David Rankin, "The Murder of Mrs. Surratt" } { (Speech at the Emerson Institute, Washington, D.C., } { Feb. 25, 1950). Margaret K. Bearden Collection, } { Rochester, NY } { } { Benedict, Michael Les, *A Compromise of Principle: The } { Politics of Radicalism* (W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1974) } { } { Committee on the Conduct of the War research files. } { Dr. Richard D. Mudd Collection, Saginaw, MI } { } { Lamon, Ward Hill, *Recollections of Abraham Lincoln* } { (University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1895) } { } { Schlesinger Jr., Arthur M. *History of American Presidential } { Elections, Vol. II, 1848-1896 (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971) } { } { Unpublished Voluntary Statement of Michael O'Laughlin, } { April 27, 1865, originally in the Benn Pitman Collection, } { Cincinnati, OH Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { Missing Booth Diary Pages. In the private collection of } { Stanton descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts } { of Americana appraiser, Joseph Lynch of Worthington, MA } [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 81 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. [...continued...] "Near the end of September, 1864, Patrick Martin [, organizer of the previously mentioned southern Maryland planter's meeting,] met with John Wilkes Booth." As a result of this meeting, "Booth received instructions to meet [Confederate agents] Clement Clay and Jacob Thompson in Montreal." Booth arrived in Montreal on October 17th or 18th of 1864. John Wilkes Booth is a shadowy historical figure. While ostensibly an actor, he is known to have smuggled medicines and other contraband into the south. For example, at one time Booth "obtained 1,000 ounces of valuable quinine, hid the contraband medicine in a trunk, and sent it by blockade runner to Richmond." Booth was also involved with other smugglers from that time, including Confederate courier John Surratt and a childhood friend named Michael O'Laughlin. One of the front operations they used for their activities was the Chaffey Company at 178 1/2 Water Street in New York. Another key figure operating out of this address "was Lafayette Baker [head of the previously mentioned National Detective Police (NDP)] who began using Chaffey's in July." Instead of turning in confiscated contraband to the military commissary, Baker began using the Chaffey Company to sell it to interested buyers. This was especially true for cotton which had risen from 10 cents/pound to $1.00/pound. "A single bale was now worth more than $1,000, and a seized shipment of several bales could be quietly sold for a tidy sum. At the rate Baker was making deposits, his account would hit $150,000 by the end of the year." While in Montreal, Booth was recruited by Confederate agents Clay and Thompson to organize the kidnapping of Abraham Lincoln. John H. Surratt, Jr. was suggested to Booth as a good man to help in his organizing efforts. When Booth returned to Washington, "$12,499.28 had been transferred from the Bank of Montreal to Booth's account at the Chaffey Company in New York. This was, to the penny, what Daniel Watson, a Tennessee cotton speculator, had deposited in the Bank of Montreal on July 4 for some unknown reason." "Booth wrote in his diary, 'I am to find and send North 15 men whom I trust. The messenger brings me $20,000 in gold to recruit them. I'm to start at once.'" It is somewhat suspicious that "the messenger who brought the gold was connected with the Union's Judge Advocate General's Office." In addition to the kidnap plot that Booth was involved with, "another highly secret plot was developing inside the government in Washington... A hint of the Northern plot was turned up by NDP operatives." Members of Lincoln's own party, including Radical Republicans were plotting to "have him kidnapped and kept out of sight until fake charges... [were] arranged to impeach him." On November 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln received 55 percent of the popular vote and was returned to office. One of the things which helped him win re-election was that the Union army had won timely victories. He was also helped by the military vote itself. He received 116,887 military ballots as compared to 33,748 cast for the Democratic candidate McClellan. "Lincoln had pressured commanders to furlough soldiers home in time for the election." Around this time, the National Detective Police (NDP) had made progress in its investigations into possible kidnap plots against Lincoln. "The secret police had also discovered [John Wilkes] Booth's involvement." The authors mention a Confederate Major Marsh Frye who they claim was a double agent. They claim also that Booth's wife had been working with this Major Frye as a spy and courier for the Confederacy but that she was unaware that Frye was in reality an agent for the Union. Another informant cultivated by the NDP at the time was one "James William Boyd, prisoner of war... [who had] been a captain in the Rebel secret service." The authors mention in passing that this Captain Boyd had the same initials as John Wilkes Booth. [B.R. So at this point we have a lot of loose threads. It will be interesting to see where they lead.] According to the authors, Booth also met with John Surratt around this time. "Booth's diary claimed they joined together and began recruiting men for the [planned] kidnapping." In the Fall of 1864, Booth made a trip to Richmond where he met with one Judah Benjamin, a British lawyer, Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. "Out of this meeting came detailed instructions for Booth. An order for $70,000, 'drawn on a friendly bank,' was also handed the actor." "Though on opposite sides of a civil war, the Northern speculators and the Confederate politicians had a common commodity problem. The speculators needed cotton. The south needed meat. The Union's blockade prevented cotton from leaving the South." After the 1864 election, Booth met with banker- financier Jay Cooke at the Astor House in New York. Cooke's brother Henry was also in attendance and spoke highly of the aforementioned Judah Benjamin. This was a curious circumstance in that Mr. Benjamin was one of the top men in the Confederacy whereas Cooke was one of the bankers financing the Union side in the war. Also in attendance at the meeting were "Thurlow Weed, Samuel Noble, a New York Cotton broker, and Radical Republican Zachariah Chandler, Michigan senator." "In his diary Booth later recorded, 'Each and every one asserted that he had dealings with the Confederate States and would continue to whenever possible.'" According to the authors, the link between most or all of these groups was economic. Due to the Union blockade of the Confederacy, the South, northern speculators, and the British were all suffering. Because the South could not export its cotton, mills in Britain and France were shutting down. The blockade also cut off Northern moneymen from lucrative investments in the cotton trade. According to the recently recovered Booth diary pages, while in Montreal near the end of 1864 Booth saw National Detective Police (NDP) head Lafayette Baker in the company of Confederate agent Nathaniel Beverly Tucker. Later that day, Booth met with Tucker and Canadian Confederate secret service chief Jacob Thompson. Booth delivered coded messages to each of them and Thompson gave Booth a satchel containing $50,000 in bank notes. He was to deliver $20,000 of this money to Senator Benjamin Wade, co-author of the previously mentioned Wade-Davis Bill. Thus, if the missing Booth diary pages are to be believed, we have evident collusion between Radical Republicans and the Confederate secret service. Furthermore, some connection between the head of the Union's NDP and the southern secret service seems likely. [B.R. -- Yet this all hinges on the veracity of the recently recovered (c. 1977) Booth Diary Pages. The mystery deepens in that I am writing this in 1993; whatever became of the 18 pages that were recovered? Were they authenticated? Were they published?] Around this time (December 1864), one of Lincoln's most trusted bodyguards, Ward Lamon, tried to warn Lincoln that he was in great danger. When Lincoln shrugged off Lamon's warning, Lamon threatened to resign stating that the President's life was sure to be taken unless he were more cautious. The NDP also tried to warn Lincoln of the danger he was in. Twice they notified Secretary of War Stanton that a plot was underway to kidnap Lincoln. The authors furthermore claim that a Major Thomas Eckert, a member of Stanton's office in the War Department, also had knowledge of the proposed kidnapping of the president. Booth returned to Washington, carrying the previously mentioned satchel containing $50,000. He delivered portions of this money to Senators Conness, Wade, and Chandler of the Radical Republican faction of Lincoln's party. According to NDP chief Lafayette Baker's notes, Senator Conness was involved with at least one of the upcoming kidnap plots. The authors contend that there had to be some hidden person/persons linking the Radical Republicans (who were seeking to control the Union and to ravage the post-war South) with the Confederate secret service. The plan of the Radical Republicans was to "seize control of the executive branch... [and] control reconstruction." Why the Confederate secret service would team up with them is not clear. Superficially, these two groups should have had nothing in common. Around this time Secretary of War Stanton personally ordered that Federal prisoner Captain James W. Boyd (initials J.W.B., same as John Wilkes Booth) was to be delivered to the Provost Marshal in Washington, D.C. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Andrew Potter Papers, Ray A. Neff Collection, Marshall, IL } { } { Baker, Lafayette C., *History of the United States Secret } { Service* (L.C. Baker, Philadelphia, 1967) } { } { Brennan, John C., "General Bradley T. Johnson's Plan to } { Abduct President Lincoln," Chronicles of St. Mary's County } { Historical Society, (Leonardtown, MD) Vol. 22, Nov. 1974 } { } { Clarke, Asia Booth, *The Unlocked Book: A Memoir of John } { Wilkes Booth* (G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1938) } { } { Eisenschiml, Otto, *Why Was Lincoln Murdered?* (Little, } { Brown and Co., Boston, 1937) } { } { Gray, Clayton, *Conspiracy in Canada* (L'Atelier Press, } { Montreal, 1957) } { } { Lamon, Ward Hill, *Recollections of Abraham Lincoln* } { (University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1895) } { } { Lafayette Baker's Unpublished Cipher-Coded Book Manuscript, } { 1868, Dr. Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { "Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 68, "Martin Family," } { Fall 1973 } { } { Missing Booth Diary Pages. In the private collection of } { Stanton descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts } { of Americana appraiser, Joseph Lynch of Worthington, MA } { } { Mogelever, Jacob, *Death to Traitors* (Doubleday & Co., } { New York, 1960) } { } { Peterson, T.B., *The Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators* } { (T.B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia, 1865) } { } { Roscoe, Theodore, *The Web of Conspiracy* (Prentice-Hall, } { Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1959) } { } { Weichmann, Louis J., *A True History of the Assassination of } { Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865*, ed. Floyd } { E. Risvold, (Alfred E. Knopf, New York, 1975) } [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 82 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. [...continued...] Among Booth's earliest recruits in the plan to kidnap Lincoln were Samuel Arnold and Michael O'Laughlin. Booth and O'Laughlin had been involved in a smuggling ring early on in the war. They had helped ship contraband quinine, morphine, and other medicines to the South. "O'Laughlin believed Booth had been in charge of the operation but knew the actor had had the help of men in the government." Besides Arnold and O'Laughlin, Booth recruited David Herold, George Atzerodt, Edward Spangler, and Lewis Payne into his kidnapping team. The original plan was to capture Lincoln when he was on one of his frequent unguarded trips from the White House to the Soldiers Home. Later, however, Booth decided on a more dramatic location for the kidnap attempt -- Ford's Theater. On the night of January 18, 1865, all was in readiness. Lincoln was expected to attend a performance at Ford's Theater that evening. "Everything was ready -- two sets of handcuffs, gags and ropes. The stage lights were to be killed on cue. A vehicle with side curtains was stationed in the alley behind the theater." Unfortunately for the plotters, the night was stormy and Lincoln decided to stay at home. The leaders of the bankers and speculators plot to kidnap Lincoln decided to replace Booth with a military man because they decided that a civilian would not be the best person to handle the actual kidnapping. All Booth could learn at first was that he had been replaced by a Rebel officer, a "Captain B." Captain James William Boyd "bore a resemblance to John Wilkes Booth, whose initials he shared." Boyd had served as head of the Confederate secret service in West Tennessee before being captured in August 1863 by members of the National Detective Police (NDP). After being imprisoned for months, he finally succumbed to NDP pressure and became a Rebel turncoat. For awhile, Boyd was "paid $90 a month and, in return, reported on prisoners' activities and plans." However, when his life became endangered because the other prisoners had grown suspicious of him, he was released from Federal prison and given a new assignment. He was sent "on a mysterious mission that would take him to Canada, then Mexico." The authors mention in passing that Boyd suffered from an old wound. "Boyd's leg near his ankle had continued to give him trouble. A bone and muscle infection had developed from the wound that had never healed properly." Besides the change in leadership from Booth to Boyd, the "speculators, with Captain Boyd as their leader, appeared to have a new strategy... They were not going to take Lincoln to Richmond, but to Bloodsworth Island in Chesapeake Bay and 'legally' dispose of him." In early March of 1865, inside "the nation's governmental centers and in New York, the country's financial heart, many were not happy." "Power plays were going on behind almost every office door; tremendous pressures were building. There was no end to the intrigues, lies, deceits, and double-dealing." For the turncoat Rebel agent, Captain James William Boyd, the sense of intrigues surrounding him was so great that he was unsure of exactly who his real leader was. "He had the impression the mastermind was not one, but a number of highly placed men working together on a daring plan." Whoever it was that was running things had sent Boyd on a journey through Maryland, headed south. In Maryland, wherever "he stopped, he asked discreet questions concerning roads through the area." For John Wilkes Booth, the urgency of achieving success in his kidnap plot was mounting. It became more and more apparent that the North was going to win the war. Therefore it was increasingly important that the South have *some* sort of advantage, from whatever source. Booth became more desperate to kidnap the president. He hoped that somehow the South could "yet snatch victory from defeat." "It looked as though Grover's Theatre would offer the best opportunity to attempt the abduction on March 15." Booth assembled his team of recruits and prepared to make a kidnap attempt. However, on March 14th the President became so ill that the cabinet met in his bedroom. Because it seemed unlikely that Lincoln would go to the theatre the following day, the kidnapping attempt was called off. When the Grover's Theatre kidnapping attempt was called off, some of the co-conspirators had gone to Ford's Theatre to see a performance of *Jane Shore*. During the intermission, Booth briefly visited the "Presidential Box," a special area reserved for president Lincoln when he attended the theatre. In the early morning of March 16th, Booth met with his recruits. One of them had received word that Lincoln would be visiting the Seventh Street Hospital-Soldiers Home. Booth came up with another plan. On a portion of the road that the President was to travel, the plotters would ride out of the woods and surround Lincoln's carriage. However, when they tried to carry out their plot later that day, the carriage that they surrounded did not contain Lincoln. "Booth's third kidnap attempt had now failed." The following morning, Booth was visited in his Washington hotel room by Colonel Lafayette Baker, head of the National Detective Police (NDP). Booth may have been understandably panicy that the formal head of the Union's secret service was paying him a visit. It may have been that he was fearful that his attempts at kidnapping the President had been found out. However Baker's mission that day was to deliver three sealed envelopes from (respectively) Jefferson Davis [President of the Confederacy!], Judah Benjamin, and Clement Clay. One of the messages that Booth received directed him to pay Baker a sum of money. After Baker had received the money from Booth and had left, Booth was probably astonished. He immediately sent a note by special courier to Confederate agent Judah Benjamin in Richmond. He then went to the office of Radical Republican, Senator John Conness. Conness had been connected with NDP head Baker as a member of a vigilante group in California during the 1850's. He calmed Booth's fears and assured him that Baker could be trusted. Not long after this meeting with Senator Conness, Booth received a reply to his message to Judah Benjamin in Richmond. It said that Baker was to be trusted. "Word now came to Booth that the President would pass a certain spot on Saturday, March 18. Booth and an unknown number of conspirators waited seven hours. When the President did approach, he was escorted by a squad of cavalry." Booth called off this fourth kidnapping attempt. Following this latest attempt, NDP head Baker and a Lt. Col. Everton J. Conger called on Booth. Booth did not record the topic of this second meeting with Baker. Booth attended another of many Washington parties. At this party, he was approached by Senator Conness who informed him that he was expecting information shortly as to Lincoln's planned movements within the Washington area. "Booth thought Yankee politicians were beyond belief. Their only interest was money. They had no patriotism, no personal honor. They were cowards, hiding behind their office, spouting hypocrisy." On Sunday, March 19th, Conness forwarded to Booth information on the next kidnap possibility. "The conspirators rushed to the location named. And waited in vain... The President did not appear." "On Monday, March 20, the conspirators made a sixth attempt at a kidnap. About the time the President was supposed to pass the ambush site, a warning was given Booth that the kidnapping was expected. Booth ordered his men to scatter, sure he had been betrayed." Later that evening, Booth and two of his gang waited for Lincoln in another spot by which Lincoln was supposed to be travelling. When a horseman with a group of soldiers approached, Booth fired a shot and the President's hat flew off. One of Booth's companions, Lewis Payne, also fired twice but missed. Booth and his companions "spurred furiously away, the President's armed escort thundering after them... Within a couple of miles the conspirators had eluded pursuit." Shortly thereafter, Booth was visited by the previously mentioned Lt. Col. Conger. Conger carried orders that Booth was to halt his efforts. Booth refused. Conger then told Booth that "If you make another move without orders, you and your friends are going to be found in the Potomac." On Monday, April 3, 1865, Richmond fell and the Confederate cabinet fled the city. "For Booth, time had about run out." On Saturday, April 1, he left Washington for New York where he met with Northern cotton speculators. Booth informed these people his apprehensions that their plot was about to be betrayed by NDP head Lafayette Baker. At the end of the meeting, "Booth was instructed to return to Washington to wait for orders." On Thursday, President Lincoln had authorized Gen. Godfrey Weitzel to give permission to the "gentlemen who had acted as the Legislature of Virginia in support of the Rebellion" to meet and take measures to withdraw that state's troops from fighting the Union soldiers. "Secretary of War Stanton saw the action as allowing Virginia lawmakers to proceed as though nothing had happened, setting a precedent for all future insurgent legislatures to reconvene and be recognized." Needless to say, this would severely curtail the postwar plans of Radical Republicans and Northern businessmen for "reconstruction" in the South. "The authorization had Washington in an uproar." On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered to Grant. "Lee's action, as supreme Confederate Commander meant the war was over." With the end of the war, Booth now expected that Northern politicians and their business friends would strip the South bare. He also wrote in his diary that "I believe that [Major] Eckert, [Lafayette] Baker, and the Secretary [of War, Stanton] are in control of our activities." There were at least three good reasons that Stanton could be behind Booth and his plotters: (1) Removing Lincoln would assure that Stanton would continue as War Secretary, (2) Under the proposed "reconstruction," the "War Department and the Secretary of War would be vital in a military occupation of conquered states." Thus, Stanton would wield tremendous power during the proposed "reconstruction." Lincoln opposed this planned despoliation of the South, and (3) By remaining in power, Stanton could further his own ambitions to be president. It has already been shown that Stanton disliked Lincoln. Stanton even went so far in his audacity to *countermand* Lincoln's order to Gen. Weitzel which had given the Legislature of Virginia permission to reconvene. Lafayette Baker notes in his unpublished book that "That's the first time I knew Stanton was one of those responsible for the assassination plot." Baker even feared that he himself would be used as a "sacrificial goat" [i.e. a "patsy"] by Stanton. Booth also was apprehensive about what the hidden forces plotting against Lincoln might do to Booth himself. In his diary he wrote, "If by this act, I am slain, they too shall be cast into hell, for I have given information to a friend who will have the nation know who the traitors are." At the White House, Lincoln's trusted bodyguard, Ward Lamon, had obtained a special pass from the President which allowed him and an unspecified friend to travel from Washington to Richmond. On the night before Lamon left the capital he urged the President not to go out after nightfall, especially not to the theatre. Meanwhile, Rebel turncoat Capt. James William Boyd had been acquiring horses in southern Maryland. While there, Boyd had learned that one Thomas Watkins had attempted to sexually assault the wife of one of Boyd's colleagues. Boyd went and shot Watkins in the back of the head. Although the Federal government was aware of what Boyd had done, it did nothing. "His [Boyd's] freedom was more important to someone than having him tried for murder." * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Arnold, Samuel B., *Defence and Prison Experiences of a } { Lincoln Conspirator* (The Book Farm, Hattiesburg, MS, 1943) } { } { Captain James William Boyd Letter to Moe Stevens, Boyd Papers } { Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { John Surratt Lecture at Rockville, Maryland, December 6, 1870 } { (Evening Star, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1870) } { } { Lafayette Baker's Unpublished Cipher-Coded Book Manuscript, } { 1868, Dr. Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { Lee, Thomas C., "The Role of Georgetown's Dr. Samuel A. Mudd } { in the Lincoln Conspiracy," Georgetown Medical Bulletin, } { May, 1976 } { } { Major Thomas T. Eckert Letter to Col. Lafayette C. Baker, } { April 22, 1865. In the private collection of Stanton } { descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts of } { Americana appraiser, Joseph Lynch } { } { Missing Booth Diary Pages. In the private collection of } { Stanton descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts } { of Americana appraiser, Joseph Lynch of Worthington, MA } { } { Oldroyd, Osborn H., *The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: } { Flight, Pursuit, Capture and Punishment of the } { Conspirators* (Privately Published, Washington, D.C. 1901) } { } { Pitman, Benn, *The Assassination of President Lincoln and the } { Trial of the Conspirators* (Funk & Wagnalls, New York, } { 1954) } { } { Shelton, Vaughan, *Mask for Treason: The Lincoln Murder } { Trial* (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA, 1965) } { } { Shutes, Milton H., *Lincoln's Emotional Life* (Dorrance and } { Co., Philadelphia, 1957) } { } { Wilson, Francis, *John Wilkes Booth: Fact and Fiction of } { Lincoln's Assassination* (Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, } { 1929) } [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 83 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ---------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. [...continued...] According to the authors, Booth's plan after having carried out the abduction of Lincoln was to go to Europe. They state that Booth had arranged for extensive bank credits in England and France. Yet as Booth's desperation grew, the original kidnapping plot gradually became an assassination plot. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, workers began preparing the "Presidential Box" at Ford's theatre because they had received word that Lincoln would be attending the theatre that night. To get to the Presidential Box, one needed to pass into a single small antechamber whose entrance would be constantly guarded. Booth had learned that the President would be attending the theatre. According to an unpublished, voluntary statement by Booth's friend, Michael O'Laughlin, Booth met O'Laughlin in front of Ford's Theatre at about 7:45 pm that evening. Booth was upset. O'Laughlin quotes him as saying, "Everything's gone wrong! The major sent word that he would not be here... The major with the President has refused to go through with it... Everyone wants to call it off again. I refuse. It must be done tonight!" That morning, there had been a cabinet meeting at the White House. At that meeting, Stanton had again argued for the Radical Republicans plan of "reconstruction." At the meeting, Stanton again pushed for this plan which favored that the "...South be treated as a conquered nation and ruled by military occupation." However, as already noted, Lincoln opposed this plan for harsh treatment of the former Confederacy. What is more, Lincoln's political strength was at a high point. "He had kept his pledge to keep the Union intact. He had freed the slaves. To date, he had won everything for which he had fought." Lincoln would be a powerful opponent to the hopes for a postwar pillaging of the South. That evening, one of Lincoln's bodyguards, John Parker, was late in arriving. Nonetheless, the President allowed William Crook, another of his bodyguards, to go home without waiting for Parker's arrival. As Crook was leaving, Lincoln said to him, "Good-bye, Crook." According to Crook this was unusual in that Lincoln had heretofore always said "Good night, Crook." At about this time, in the early evening of April 14, 1865, while Lincoln was preparing to leave with his wife for Ford's Theatre, his death was *already* being reported in scattered parts of the country: *** In St. Joseph, Minnesota, located over 80 miles from the nearest telegraph, the news was circulating that the President had been murdered. *** That morning, residents of Booth's hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire, "were speaking in the past tense of Lincoln's assassination, discussing the event as if it had already happened." *** At 2:30 pm, a writer on the Middletown, New York *Whig Press* asserted that he had been informed that the President had been shot. *** The *Newburgh Journal* confirmed the reports in the *Whig Press* regarding Lincoln's having been shot. Thus, from 12 to 4 hours *before* the actual assassination, it was already being reported. One of Lincoln's bodyguards, John Parker, arrived at Ford's Theatre before Lincoln and checked out the lobby, the stairs to the "dress circle," and the presidential box. The Lincoln party, consisting of Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, Maj. R. Rathbone, and his fiancee, Miss Clara Harris, arrived at the theatre after the play, "Our American Cousin" had already begun. They were accompanied by Lincoln's personal aide, Charles Forbes. After the presidential party had been seated in the presidential box, guard John Parker commenced to stand guard at his assigned post. However, after a short while, Parker moved from there to an empty seat at the front of the gallery from which spot he could watch the play. Lincoln's back was now totally unguarded. But Parker soon grew bored with the play. He went downstairs to the lobby, went outside, and walked up to the presidential carriage. Inside, the driver was sleeping. Parker woke the driver and asked him if he would like to join him for a beer at the nearby Taltavul's Star Saloon. The driver accepted the invitation. "As the two men passed through the theatre doors on their way to... [the saloon], they saw [presidential aid] Forbes who had left the presidential party alone in the box. Forbes joined Parker and Burns [the driver] at the bar." As the play progressed, Parker, Forbes, and Burns enjoyed their beers in the saloon. Booth entered the theatre, climbed the stairs, and entered the presidential box. "Booth took a quick step from the antechamber, crossed the three or four feet to the President's back, and quickly extended the pistol. Lincoln started to turn his head to the left. The derringer's explosion ripped through the laughter." "The assailant dropped his pistol and sprang toward the box railing. Rathbone thought he heard someone cry, 'Freedom!' Booth cried, 'Sic semper tyrannis!' Thus always to tyrants." Major Rathbone jumped up and grappled with Booth. Booth made a slash with a large knife towards the major's chest. Rathbone deflected the blow with his left arm and was badly cut between the elbow and the shoulder. "Booth vaulted over the railing to the stage apron a dozen feet below... [Upon landing, he found that] the fall had snapped his [Booth's] left tibia about two inches above the ankle." Nonetheless, Booth was able to stagger towards the backstage exit, mount a horse, and ride off. Doctors in the audience examined the President's wound and pronounced it fatal. "The President's eyes showed evidence of brain damage. The bullet had gone in the left side of the head, behind the ear near the top of the spine. There was no exit wound." "Fingers, thrust into the wound, could not touch the bullet. From the patient's slightly protruding right eye, the doctors correctly concluded the 44 caliber ball had entered behind the left ear and lodged in the brain just behind the right eye." At Secretary of State Seward's home there had also been an assassination attempt. At the Seward mansion, five people had been attacked. Among those attacked was the Secretary of State. The assailant "...sprang upon the defenseless secretary in the bed. The knife... [ripped] Seward's right cheek, the right side of his throat, and [slashed] deeply under the left ear. So much blood spurted, it seemed his throat must have been cut." As the city grew hysterical over the news of the assassination attempts, rumors of all sorts spread. Amidst all the uproar, Booth "galloped toward the Navy Yard Bridge which crossed the Eastern Branch of the Potomac. The further shore was Maryland. Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic were to the east. Richmond was 100 miles south. Shortly after Lincoln was shot, L.A. Gobright, an Associated Press representative in Washington, put a short bulletin out over the commercial telegraph saying that the President had been shot. "The AP man filed a second telegram... The morning edition of the *New York Tribune* read, 'Our Washington agent orders the dispatch about the president stopped. Nothing is said about the truth or falsity of that dispatch.'" "Before details of the night of terror could be flashed from Washington to morning newspapers, the commercial telegraph went dead... Within 15 minutes after the murder, the wires were severed entirely around the city, excepting only a secret wire for government use..." The authors state that this destruction of telegraph service could only have been accomplished by someone who was an expert about the telegraph. "Only someone familiar with telegraphy, working inside the main terminal area, could have so effectively sabotaged the news wire." After having been shot, the dying Lincoln had been taken across the street to a boardinghouse owned by William Peterson. In the back parlor of the house, Secretary of War [B.R. They now call this cabinet post the Secretary of "Defense"] Stanton set up a temporary seat of government. "Here, virtually a dictator, Stanton took control of the situation and the nation." Stanton began issuing orders to close escape routes out of the city. Eventually, the only road not closed by Stanton was the road leading south from Washington to Port Tobacco. "Booth's act had caused a virtual blockade of the whole Atlantic coast from Baltimore to Hampton Roads, Virginia, yet the assassin slipped through because the closings had been piecemeal, beginning in the least likely direction and moving slowly toward the route Booth was most likely to have taken." "In all wires issued from the War Department during the night of April 14, this route [south from Washington to Port Tobacco] was not once mentioned...[Yet] it was the one obvious route that should have been instantly and tightly closed." In the back parlor of the Peterson house, statements by witnesses to the shooting were taken. James Tanner, a Union corporal who knew shorthand, recorded these statements. In Tanner's words, "Within fifteen minutes, I had testimony enough to hang Wilkes Booth." Yet Stanton sent no messages to the newspapers or to the military leaders identifying Booth as the assassin. By this time, Booth was well south of Washington and headed east toward Benedict's Landing where a ship of British registry, flying Canadian colors, was waiting for two "crewmen." A second ship of British registry, also flying the Canadian flag, was waiting at Port Tobacco. For Rebel turncoat Captain James William Boyd, the murder of Lincoln was not good news. "Booth's shot wrecked his plan to kidnap Lincoln on behalf of the Northern speculators. If his name became involved in the Booth plot, Boyd was in great danger." Boyd decided to flee. He packed his gear and headed for Maryland. "About 6 a.m. Saturday morning, White House guard John Parker, who had vacated his post and allowed the President to be shot, showed up at the Washington police station with Lizzie Williams, a drunken streetwalker, in custody. She was released by the precinct captain." * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Bishop, Jim, *The Day Lincoln Was Shot* (Harper & Brothers, } { New York, 1955) } { } { Dewitt, David M., *The Assassination of Lincoln and Its } { Expiation* (MacMillan Co., New York, 1909) } { } { Eisenschiml, Otto, *Why Was Lincoln Murdered?* (Little, } { Brown, and Co., Boston, 1937) } { } { Eisenschiml, Otto, *In the Shadow of Lincoln's Death* } { (Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1940) } { } { Existing Pages of the John Wilkes Booth Diary on display at } { Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C. } { } { Ferguson, W.J., *I Saw Booth Shoot Lincoln* (Houghton } { Mifflin, Boston, 1930) } { } { Gerry, Margarita Spalding, *Through Five Administrations: } { Reminiscences of Colonel William H. Crook* (Harper and } { Brothers, New York, 1907) } { } { Roscoe, Theodore, *The Web of Conspiracy* (Prentice-Hall, } { Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1959) } { } { Shelton, Vaughan, *Mask for Treason: The Lincoln Murder } { Trial* (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA, 1965) } { } { Unpublished Voluntary Statement of Michael O'Laughlin, April } { 27, 1865, originally in the Benn Pittman Collection, } { Cincinnati, OH Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { Weichmann, Louis J., *A True History of the Assassination of } { Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865*, ed. Floyd } { E. Risvold, (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975) } [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 84 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [From The Congressional Record -- House, H894, Jan. 31, 1995] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 1995, the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Traficant] is recognized during morning business for 5 minutes. MR. TRAFICANT: Mr. Speaker, I agree 1,000 percent with the former speaker, the gentleman from eastern Kentucky [Mr. Bunning] and share in that message. Where the gentleman from Kentucky [Mr. Bunning] says that Congress cannot control the policy within Mexico, nor for that matter any other foreign government. I wholeheartedly agree. But what bothers me today is Congress can control the policy of the United States of America and that is why we were in fact elected. We were not elected as a Member of the British Parliament or the Israeli Knesset or the Japanese Diet. We are in fact Members of Congress. An issue I want to talk about today is a bill that I have sponsored, H.R. 390, that is a very straightforward bill that deals with the IRS [Internal Revenue Service]. I believe an agency of our Federal Government that the U.S. Congress has not only failed to control but has allowed to proceed without oversight in establishing not only policy which is clearly within the province of the United States of America, but rules and regulations that in fact impound and impact upon that policy and everybody seems to just be silent. Nobody wants the IRS on your back. I am not going to go into the whole litany of Watergate, but if there was a real downside to Watergate, it was not that snooping. That happens all the time. The Nixon people happened to get caught. What bothered me, though, is reading the White House transcripts on the targeting of enemies of the White House, where the President is quoted in White House transcripts as saying, "That Congressman is on my back and I've had it. You get the FBI and you get the IRS out there and you get this guy out of the way." We know that that goes on. We believe that it is relatively small. Most IRS agents are regular Americans like we are and they try and do a good job. But there is a fundamental problem here. In their zeal, there are some overzealous agents. There have been Americans that have been ripped off and Congress continues to be silent. The Traficant bill is right to the point. In certain civil proceedings, the only agency of the Federal Government that can waive the Constitution and its Bill of Rights is the Internal Revenue Service, because in certain civil proceedings in courts of law, the burden of proof is on the taxpayer to prove they are not guilty and they are in fact innocent. That is unheard of. How did this thing evolve? Just on a matter of fairness, if there were not cases that speak to this dilemma that we face, how could this have evolved, Congress? Where are rules and regulations being promulgated behind closed doors by bureaucrats without congressional oversight able to basically change the basic tenet of our Constitution? I want to give my colleagues one example, David and Millie Evans of Colorado. IRS said you owe us $40,000. We are going to lien your property unless you pay. David and Millie Evans said we do not believe we owe that money. About a month later the IRS called back and said we made a mistake; it is $100,000. The Evanses got together at the IRS, they came to a settlement agreement, $22,000, and the Evanses wrote the check for $22,000. Another group in the IRS said we did not receive the check. It is a moot point. We want the $100,000. The case went to court. They lost their business, their home was liened. They spent a ton of money on attorneys, and finally a court said the Evanses are in fact innocent. The IRS appealed the case by saying the judge wrongfully instructed the jury. He told the jury that the burden of proof in this case was on the IRS to prove their case, but under this proceeding the burden of proof is not. The IRS said the burden of proof is on the Evanses and the case should be overturned and vacated, and it was. The Traficant bill was not getting looked at too much because most Members want to say, "I can't believe the IRS has that power; come on now." That was a court case. We have documented cases of suicide, we have documented cases of Americans that are simply told, "Prove it." I think it is very simple, ladies and gentlemen, if the IRS has a case and IRS has money coming, taxpayers of America want the Internal Revenue Service to collect that money. But I think we have created an agency that is a little bit out of control and too much for those people, including Red Skelton, who said we have a gestapo unit in Washington known as the Internal Revenue Service. I think Red Skelton an awful long time ago was trying to tell Congress about something that was building in our country. Finally, Mr. Speaker, average Americans are frustrated with our Government. Many cannot articulate it, but one thing they know for sure, they know that the Internal Revenue Service has gone beyond the control of Congress. I hear many Members that say, "Look, Jim. I don't want to get involved in that case." Well, your taxpayers are. Congress should be. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 85 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. There's plenty the popular press is not telling us about the bailout of Mexico. For example: the horrendous conflict of interest involving Maurice Greenberg, the chairman of the Federal Reserve district bank in New York, who's also the chairman of the American International Group, a tremendous company with interests in Mexico. UNKNOWN INTERVIEWEE: At this point in time, we are being told by the Federal Reserve that, "We need to go down and bail out Mexico." Well guess what? *In* Mexico, American International Group has a tremendous financial interest! They have invested millions and millions of dollars there. How would *you* like to be the chairman of the New York Federal Reserve district, and not have any risk whatsoever, because you knew that if something did happen to your investment, you could play a key, integral role in bailing yourself and your corporation out! SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, true. I understand. And the New York "Fed" is very instrumental in the Mexico thing. UNKNOWN INTERVIEWEE: The "Fed", the New York branch of the "Fed", is *the* most powerful group. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: (This is another interview with Pat Riatt(sp?), financial researcher and publisher.) [CN -- As far as I can determine, the following interviewee, Mr. Riatt, is not the same person as the "unknown interviewee", above.] PAT RIATT: There's very, very little truth being said about the Mexican situation. The real reasons that, we're being told, are completely different than the phony reasons that we're being given. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Such as what? PAT RIATT: Well, who are the parties that stand to gain from the bailout? One of the things I can tell you -- and most people don't have to be brain surgeons to understand -- is that the Mexican people are not going to benefit from this bailout. They're talking about a guarantee of $40 billion. They're talking about a guarantee of $40 billion being leveraged [with] Mexican oil going to pay for this. Well Mexican oil, through their nationalized company, petroleum company, called PEMEX, has already been mortgaged! This would be, like, the 30th mortgage on that, as a security! So if we're going to get this $40 billion, we're going to be 30th in line. And how much money do you think we're going to get when we're 30th in line? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Probably not very much. PAT RIATT: No. The people that are profiteering are the big banks, on Wall Street (as you are hearing in the press). There are also other large corporations, like U.S. Trust Company, which is headed by Robert Day(sp?). He was down there; he used his influence with Henry Kissinger -- Ya gotta remember: Henry Kissinger is a *major* player in this entire scenario. He was writing long columns, on and on and on, espousing the virtue of the Mexican government. He claimed that he knew of no more competent government in the world, to pass NAFTA! He pushed NAFTA through, never telling anyone out there -- *anyone* -- that he had a major stake, at Kissinger Associates, his consulting firm, and had *numerous* clients, where he was profiteering from the very fact that NAFTA would be passed. And there's no reason at all that public pension funds, for instance, should have been investing in these type of markets. However, I can tell you that, as of a conversation that we had with the director of the state of Wisconsin investment board, just yesterday, whose name is Patricia Lippman(?), that this particular investment board, which heads up a $35 billion investment portfolio, has lost *tens* of millions of public pension money *down* *in* *Mexico*. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Also, a number of pension funds like that have lost a great deal of money in derivatives. PAT RIATT: We have a situation in this country where we're not being told the truth, and the American taxpayers are having to bail out people that gave us false information and did not do due diligence when they did the NAFTA. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well, the NAFTA, of course, also involves Canada. And there are some astute observers that believe that Canada, like Mexico, is bankrupt. And that the united States is in the middle [of] sort of a "bankrupt sandwich". [laughs] PAT RIATT: Well we're a triple-decker, in that case, because we're bankrupt as well! SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Another story, suppressed by the liars and whores of the press. In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "The Colossal Scandal in the Clinton White House". (312) 731-1505. New message Friday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 86 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. [...continued...] Senator William M. Stewart of Nevada rushed to the Kirkwood House and found the vice-President "...in a drunken stupor. His clothing was disarrayed. Mud matted his hair." After being made presentable by a barber and sobered up by a physician, Andrew Johnson was sworn in as the 17th President of the United States. In his inauguration "speech," Johnson declared that "The course which I have taken in the past in connection with this rebellion must be regarded as a guarantee for the future." This meant that Lincoln's proposed policy of amnesty for the South was finished. Johnson would give his support to those planning to treat the defeated Confederacy as conquered enemy territory. "Radical Republicans were delighted. Everything that Lincoln had fought for could be presumed dead along with the late President." Some of them even went so far as to declare that "Lincoln's death is like a blessing from heaven." After having his broken leg tended to by Dr. Samuel Mudd (who apparently had no idea whose leg he was treating nor that Lincoln had just been assassinated), Booth and a companion (a former smuggler named Ed Henson whom Booth had joined up with early in his flight from Washington) disappeared into the nearby Zekiah Swamp. After about three hours of trudging through this desolate wilderness, they approached a farm owned by Col. Samuel Cox. Cox hid the fugitives in a pine thicket about two miles from his house and sent for his foster brother, Thomas A. Jones. During the just finished Civil War, Jones had "...nightly rowed the two mile crossing of the Potomac to, or from, Virginia with persons who wanted to cross the river unnoticed." Jones promised Booth and Henson that he would get them across the river as soon as possible. Back in Washington, Stanton assigned NDP chief Lafayette Baker to get Booth. Booth's rash act had thrown the carefully laid plans of those higher up in the hierarchy of power "...into a cocked hat." Stanton feared that unless the pursuit and capture of Booth was brought to a speedy finish, that his and his colleagues' kidnap plots would be incidentally exposed by the ongoing investigations. Booth's shooting of Lincoln had come as such a surprise to Stanton and his friends that they were terrified that their own plots would be uncovered. NDP chief Baker knew that his boss [Stanton] preferred that Booth not be taken alive. If Booth were to live long enough to talk, there was a good possibility that he would implicate those higher up in the conspiracies surrounding Lincoln. Baker's NDP found Booth acquaintance David Herold "Drunk under a tree." Baker persuaded Herold to serve as a guide for his detectives. If Herold would lead them to Booth, Baker promised that he would overlook Herold's early involvement with Booth in what had started out as a kidnap plot; if Herold would lead them to Booth, Herold would not be hung. Herold agreed to help them locate Booth. The agencies gathering evidence in the hunt for those guilty in the assassination of Lincoln were overly zealous. One early witness, John Lloyd, an alcoholic, "...was denied all liquor for 48 hours. In addition, he was hanged from a tree by his thumbs for those 48 hours." Another early detainee, Louis Weichmann, was "...given a choice of hanging as a conspirator or testifying against those accused." In southern Maryland, David Herold and two NDP detectives headed for the farm of a Col. Frank Beale. It had been reported that Boyd, the double agent, might be hiding there. The reports proved correct, and Boyd was taken in tow by the search party. Neither Boyd nor Herold felt any loyalty towards the NDP and the Union, and both planned to escape from the NDP detectives at the first opportunity. When the search party neared Port Tobacco, at night while the detectives were sleeping, Boyd and Herold made their escape. They were able to steal three pistols, a Spencer carbine, and three fully loaded magazine pouches before escaping. Shortly thereafter, both pairs of fugitives, Booth and Henson and Boyd and Herold, "...were within a short distance of each other near Port Tobacco." Both pairs of fugitives planned to cross the Potomac river to escape pursuit. "Boyd and Herold went to a Colonel Hughes' place... arriving about daybreak on April 19. They were heading for a place west of Mathias Point to cross the river. Boyd's right leg was festering and so sore that he was reduced to using a crude crutch." On the night of Friday, April 21, Booth and Henson were able to get across the Potomac river. Boyd and Herold had already crossed the Potomac the day before. Sometime Saturday night, Booth and Henson had arrived at Gambo Creek but then had hurriedly moved on, headed for a crossing at Port Conway. In their haste, they left behind Booth's coat, his diary and other items. Booth and Henson as well as Boyd and Herold, in separate pairs, each reached Port Conway on Monday, April 24. Meanwhile, back in Washington, about 2,000 people had been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Among the "wanted" posters being issued by Secretary of War Stanton and the NDP, one carried a picture of David Herold that had been taken while he was in preliminary custody after the assassination (i.e. when he had cut the deal with NDP chief Baker to help them capture Booth). In fact, the "...Herold photo had his handcuffed hands cropped off so the public wouldn't know that he had [actually already] been arrested earlier. The Herold frame- up was under way." During the frantic and chaotic search for whoever was proclaimed to be the guilty parties, several innocent people were killed by overzealous detectives. "In the throngs of trigger-happy hunters... it was the detectives and military men, immune from prosecution, who did the killing....[For example] two civilians named Frank Boyle and William Watson were shot 'because they resembled Booth.' The secret police even disposed of the two bodies." On Friday, April 21, a Lt. Lovett and a squad of cavalry returned to the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd. After questioning him further, they rode off. However, "On Monday, April 24, an officer with three soldiers took Dr. Mudd to Washington. He would not return home for many years to come." [B.R. Dr. Mudd was another victim of the hysteria surrounding the assassination of Lincoln. To my knowledge, he has either recently, finally, been granted a full pardon (posthumously, of course) by the Federal government, or there is currently a great deal of pressure that he *should* be granted such a pardon.] The pursuing Federal investigators had engaged the services of a Native American (a.k.a. "Indian") scout in their hunt for Booth. On Sunday, April 23rd, this Native American scout, Nalgai, returned to Washington. He carried with him two brandy bottles, "...an ulsterette with bloodstains, a pistol, a compass, a wallet containing $2,100 in Union currency, several letters of credit on Canadian and British banks, and pictures of six pretty young women and a horse." He also brought back Booth's diary. At first, detectives Andrew and James Potter were quite happy to have recovered Booth's diary. However their happiness turned to dismay when they began reading Booth's documentation regarding his meetings with certain powerful and well-known individuals. Among the personages mentioned by Booth were financier Jay Cooke, his brother Henry Cooke, political boss Thurlow Weed, and NDP chief Lafayette Baker. Booth had also written about his meetings with "...Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin, Montgomery Blair,...'The Secretary,'...[and] Senator Wade." According to a diary kept by Representative George Julian of Indiana, he was present at a meeting which took place at the War Department on Monday, April 24, 1865. Present at this meeting, according to Rep. Julian's diary, were a Major Eckert of the War Department, Secretary of War Stanton, Senator Zachariah Chandler of Michigan, and Senator John Conness. Also "present" at the meeting was Booth's recently recovered diary. The subject of discussion was the potentially disastrous effect that the publication of the information in Booth's diary would have and the need to keep that information top secret. To give an idea of the potentially explosive effect the dissemination of the information in Booth's diary would have had, the authors quote excerpts from the so-called Missing Booth Diary Pages (i.e. the 18 missing pages released under the Freedom of Information Act during the mid-70's): Excerpts from the Missing Booth Diary Pages: *** "With Jay Cooke at the Astor Hotel, I met Thurlow Weed, Sen. Chandler, and a Mr. Bell who said he was a friend of John Conness... the speculators in cotton and gold would do anything -- including murder -- to make the amount of money they have..." *** "...[Senator John] Conness said he would supply the new passwords every six weeks..." *** "...Thompson gave me $50,000 in bank notes with instructions to take $15,000 to Sen. Conness... and to leave in a sealed envelope $20,000 in notes at the home of Sen. Wade..." *** "...[NDP Chief Lafayette] Baker comes and brings with him Col. Conger. I told Baker to have him leave because I did not know him, and talking to too many people can be dangerous..." *** "...no matter who speaks for [NDP Chief Lafayette] Baker, I do not like him and will not trust him... I believe that Baker and Eckert and the Secretary are in control of our activities... and this frightens me..." According to Rep. Julian's diary, those present at the meeting (except for Rep. Julian himself) feared for their lives if the information in Booth's diary ever got out. Rep. Julian had favored the overthrow of Lincoln by Constitutional means. In his diary, Julian wrote, "It was disgusting to see those men grovel in fear because of their immoral activities." He further quotes Stanton as saying, "...we either stick together in this thing or we all hang together." Indiana Representative George Julian also noted in his diary that the question arose as to what would happen if Booth were captured alive. Keeping the diary a secret was one thing, but how would they keep Booth from telling what he knew? According to Rep. Julian's diary, Stanton declared that Booth would not be tried in open court. Stanton then ordered that the Booth diary be put in his safe and that under no circumstances was it to be released to anyone. Because NDP Chief Lafayette Baker did not trust Stanton, he organized a special unit with its purpose being to capture Booth alive at all costs. Apparently, Baker feared that Stanton might release selected portions of Booth's diary which implicated Baker whilst secreting other portions which implicated Stanton himself. The authors do not directly say this, but apparently Baker planned to use Booth as a bargaining chip in case Stanton were to turn on him. Scattered forces were converging on Port Conway. "If John Wilkes Booth lived to tell his story, the nation's biggest scandal would wash over Washington like garbage scattered by a tornado." * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Andrew Potter Papers, Ray A. Neff Collection, Marshall, IL } { } { Bearden Papers. Margaret K. Bearden Collection } { } { Capt. James William Boyd Letter to Moe Stevens, Boyd Papers. } { Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { Col. Lafayette Baker's Letter to Edwin M. Stanton, May 5, } { 1865. In the private collection of Stanton descendants. } { Released in 1976 through the efforts of Americana } { appraiser, Joseph Lynch } { } { Existing Pages of the John Wilkes Booth Diary on display at } { Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C. } { } { Jones, Thomas A., "J. Wilkes Booth: An Account of His Sojourn } { in Southern Maryland After the Assassination of Abraham } { Lincoln," *The Amateur Book Collector*, Sept. 1954 } { } { Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve and Kunhardt, Philip B., *Twenty } { Days* (Harper & Row, New York, 1965) } { } { Missing Booth Diary Pages. In the private collection of } { Stanton descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts } { of Americana appraiser, Joseph Lynch of Worthington, MA } { } { Mudd, Nettie, *The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (Neale } { Publishing Co., New York, 1906) } { } { Rep. George Julian Diary, April 1865. Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { Roscoe, Theodore, *The Web of Conspiracy* (Prentice-Hall, } { Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1959) } { } { Shelton, Vaughan, *Mask for Treason: The Lincoln Murder } { Trial* (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA, 1965) } { } { Unpublished Voluntary Statement of Dandridge Mercer Green, } { April 30, 1865, National Archives, Ray A. Neff Collection } { } { Weichmann, Louis J., *A True History of the Assassination of } { Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865*, ed. Floyd } { E. Risvold, (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975) } [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 87 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [From The Congressional Record -- House, H957, Jan. 31, 1995] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Tennessee [Mr. Duncan] is recognized for 5 minutes. (Mr. Duncan asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) MR. DUNCAN: Mr. Speaker, one of the most wasteful, inefficient agencies in the entire Federal Government is the Food and Drug Administration [FDA]. In their bureaucratic and arrogant way, they have held medicines and medical devices off the U.S. market, sometimes for years, to the detriment of the health of American citizens. By their rules, regulations, and red tape, they have driven up the price of drugs and have helped the big drug giants by making it extremely difficult or almost impossible for small businesses to compete in the field. Now, however, they want to do something which should outrage every taxpayer in the Nation. At a time when we are supposed to be downsizing the Federal Government, the FDA wants to build a Taj Mahal complex of buildings in Maryland for a new headquarters. Part of this project is to be in Montgomery County and part in Prince Georges County. However, the important point is not the location. It is the cost. The original cost estimate for these buildings was almost $1 billion dollars. However, because the FDA has become concerned about the appearance of this exorbitant and excessive spending at a time when most people want frugality in Government, they have lowered their estimated cost, all the way down to $875 million. Even if this project comes in on budget, which I seriously doubt, it would still be at a cost of a whopping $257 a square foot. State governments are building beautiful buildings for half this cost. And is the FDA doing everything possible to hold down costs? Well, since the money is not coming out of their own pockets, they chose the most expensive site they looked at and some of the most expensive land in this Nation. The original cost estimate for the Prince Georges facility was $290 a square foot. The Montgomery County complex is to be several buildings interconnected, in a college campus-like setting, on a 530-acre tract of land -- 530 acres when they could build a beautiful headquarters on an acre or less. The fact is, Mr. Speaker, the FDA should be greatly reformed. It should be greatly downsized. It should stay where it is now. Perhaps the most phenomenal thing of all is the size of this project -- 3.4 million square feet -- to house only 6,500 employees. This comes out to approximately 750 square feet per employee. Most Members of Congress have approximately 1,000 square feet to house 9 or 10 employees, or about one-seventh of what the FDA wants. Moreover, FDA's current offices and laboratories occupy 2.1 million square feet of office space. The new FDA complex will be 3.4 million square feet in size. This is one million, three hundred thousand square feet more than what they have now -- a 60 percent increase -- at a time when the Federal Government is supposed to be downsizing. With a national debt of more than $4.7 trillion, we should not be spending almost $1 billion to build plush new quarters for FDA bureaucrats. The bureaucrats want to live like kings while taxpayers foot the bill. I am pleased that today, the Citizens for a Sound Economy came out strongly against this project. I know we have a Government that is of, by, and for the bureaucrats instead of one that is of, by, and for the people, but, Mr. Speaker, this is one I hope we can win for the taxpayers. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 88 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1031, Feb. 1, 1995] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE (Mr. Hastings of Washington): Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from Ohio [Ms. Kaptur] is recognized for 5 minutes. MS. KAPTUR: Mr. Speaker, I want to compliment the previous speaker, the gentleman from California [Mr. Hunter], who has been so much a part of our efforts to really open up international trade and explain the consequences to people in this country and abroad. I rise tonight with a rather heavy heart because of the action of the Clinton administration. Our Government is not a monarchy. We are a nation of laws and of balance of powers between this legislative branch, which is the first branch that the Constitution mentions, and the action, in my opinion, by the Clinton administration in extending over $47 billion worth of credit from the taxpayers of this country is outside the Constitutional boundaries of the executive branch. Now, Wall Street today and their irresponsible money men are cheering, because they have essentially been bailed out along with their 24 billionaire friends in Mexico with this gift package from the taxpayers of the United States of America with no vote by Members of this Congress. Wall Street investors have every reason to be happy. They got their money back from you, the taxpayers, but the American people should know that they are at risk, because this deal is backed up by worthless paper certificates of oil serving as collateral. Now, why do I say this? Does not oil have value? Under normal circumstances, it would. But the Mexican Government has long used its oil over and over, the same oil again, as collateral for debts they already owe. Did you know that Mexico has already pledged its oil in the European bond market, the Euro-bond market, for upwards of $10 billion? The fact is, Mexican oil no longer has any value for use as collateral on new debt, because it is pledged to old debt, and Mexico owes anywhere between, on the public debt it owes, between $160 billion and $200 billion. It would be almost better for Mexico to pledge jumping beans rather than to repledge their oil again. In the *Record* tonight, I have taken out of Moody's Manual a list of where Mexico's monopoly-owned, state-owned oil company, Pemex, has already pledged the assets of their oil company. Suffice it to say, all the administration accomplished by conditioning new loans, these $47 billion worth of loans from our taxpayers, on Mexican oil, was to put our taxpayers at the end of a very long line of creditors to that oil. Even adding up all the assets and production of Pemex, Mexico does not have enough oil revenue to cover the $47.5 billion worth of new loans. In fact, the *Houston Chronicle* reports that Mexico will become a net oil importer by the turn of the century, because it is essentially producing half of the oil it produced a decade ago because of problems inside that oil company. Now, add to that what Mexico's own officials have said. The Mexican Secretary of the Treasury said, "Our oil resources are not going to be used for guarantees." Well, if they are not, what is backing up the risk to the taxpayers of this country? And Mexico's Energy Minister was quoted recently, and a direct quote again, "Our oil will not be mortgaged nor will it form any part of any loan guarantee." Now, maybe the United States Ambassador to Mexico cannot read Spanish, but it is all there in the Mexican newspapers to be read by anyone. Basically, my friends, by dodging Congress, our people have been sold a bill of goods that have no value, by the administration in collaboration with the Government of Mexico. Now our administration is scrambling to make this back-door deal look as legitimate as possible. But the fact remains the so-called collateral that Mexico is putting up for the $47.5 billion in loans is worthless and, in fact, experts have estimated the entire worth of Pemex at somewhere perhaps, if we are lucky, about $24 billion. So ask yourself when you read the fine print and they say they are going to book sales of oil on the Federal Reserve of New York's books, who is cooking the books? We are not getting barrels of oil. We are getting pledges of collateral that has already been overpledged. And if you really want to get cynical, and I will end with this statement, is it not interesting that this is not the first time this has happened? But in fact it happened right after the [Mexican] Presidential election of 1988, during that period when they were trying to prop up the value of the Mexican peso. It happened in 1982, and now they devalued the peso right after the Mexican election in 1994. Let the record speak for itself. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 88 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1031, Feb. 1, 1995] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE (Mr. Hastings of Washington): Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from Ohio [Ms. Kaptur] is recognized for 5 minutes. MS. KAPTUR: Mr. Speaker, I want to compliment the previous speaker, the gentleman from California [Mr. Hunter], who has been so much a part of our efforts to really open up international trade and explain the consequences to people in this country and abroad. I rise tonight with a rather heavy heart because of the action of the Clinton administration. Our Government is not a monarchy. We are a nation of laws and of balance of powers between this legislative branch, which is the first branch that the Constitution mentions, and the action, in my opinion, by the Clinton administration in extending over $47 billion worth of credit from the taxpayers of this country is outside the Constitutional boundaries of the executive branch. Now, Wall Street today and their irresponsible money men are cheering, because they have essentially been bailed out along with their 24 billionaire friends in Mexico with this gift package from the taxpayers of the United States of America with no vote by Members of this Congress. Wall Street investors have every reason to be happy. They got their money back from you, the taxpayers, but the American people should know that they are at risk, because this deal is backed up by worthless paper certificates of oil serving as collateral. Now, why do I say this? Does not oil have value? Under normal circumstances, it would. But the Mexican Government has long used its oil over and over, the same oil again, as collateral for debts they already owe. Did you know that Mexico has already pledged its oil in the European bond market, the Euro-bond market, for upwards of $10 billion? The fact is, Mexican oil no longer has any value for use as collateral on new debt, because it is pledged to old debt, and Mexico owes anywhere between, on the public debt it owes, between $160 billion and $200 billion. It would be almost better for Mexico to pledge jumping beans rather than to repledge their oil again. In the *Record* tonight, I have taken out of Moody's Manual a list of where Mexico's monopoly-owned, state-owned oil company, Pemex, has already pledged the assets of their oil company. Suffice it to say, all the administration accomplished by conditioning new loans, these $47 billion worth of loans from our taxpayers, on Mexican oil, was to put our taxpayers at the end of a very long line of creditors to that oil. Even adding up all the assets and production of Pemex, Mexico does not have enough oil revenue to cover the $47.5 billion worth of new loans. In fact, the *Houston Chronicle* reports that Mexico will become a net oil importer by the turn of the century, because it is essentially producing half of the oil it produced a decade ago because of problems inside that oil company. Now, add to that what Mexico's own officials have said. The Mexican Secretary of the Treasury said, "Our oil resources are not going to be used for guarantees." Well, if they are not, what is backing up the risk to the taxpayers of this country? And Mexico's Energy Minister was quoted recently, and a direct quote again, "Our oil will not be mortgaged nor will it form any part of any loan guarantee." Now, maybe the United States Ambassador to Mexico cannot read Spanish, but it is all there in the Mexican newspapers to be read by anyone. Basically, my friends, by dodging Congress, our people have been sold a bill of goods that have no value, by the administration in collaboration with the Government of Mexico. Now our administration is scrambling to make this back-door deal look as legitimate as possible. But the fact remains the so-called collateral that Mexico is putting up for the $47.5 billion in loans is worthless and, in fact, experts have estimated the entire worth of Pemex at somewhere perhaps, if we are lucky, about $24 billion. So ask yourself when you read the fine print and they say they are going to book sales of oil on the Federal Reserve of New York's books, who is cooking the books? We are not getting barrels of oil. We are getting pledges of collateral that has already been overpledged. And if you really want to get cynical, and I will end with this statement, is it not interesting that this is not the first time this has happened? But in fact it happened right after the [Mexican] Presidential election of 1988, during that period when they were trying to prop up the value of the Mexican peso. It happened in 1982, and now they devalued the peso right after the Mexican election in 1994. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 89 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. [...continued...] "On Thursday, April 20, Dandridge Mercer Green stopped sawing a piece of timber to stare at two men coming toward him. One was a stranger, the other Green recognized as James William Boyd, hobbling along on a crutch." Boyd arranged with Green for him and his companion to be hidden at Green's farm. Boyd and Herold, his companion, stayed hidden at Green's farm until Sunday, April 23, when they were able to hire a wagon driven by one Charlie Lucas. They had the driver take them south toward Port Conway. Charlie Lucas's father, Willie Lucas, had driven the same wagon in the same direction earlier that day. What is more, his father had also carried two men, one of whom also had a hurt leg and walked with a crutch. >From Port Conway, Boyd and Herold crossed the Rappahannock to Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia. They continued south to a farm owned by a Mr. Garrett. There, they were met by Mr. Garrett, whose religion required that he welcome strangers. Garrett welcomed Boyd and Herold into his home. "Luther and Andrew Potter's NDP search party reached Culpeper Court House late that afternoon. They asked about a man with a crutch... and soon picked up the trail." However, unbeknownst to them, they had picked up the trail of Boyd and Herold. "Booth and Henson... moved toward Fredericksburg, well behind the detectives, who had overrun their quarry." According to Captain Boyd's Papers, in the Ray A. Neff Collection, Boyd had a tattoo on his hand that read, "J.W.B." [B.R. The authors keep throwing in these cryptic statements and then abandoning them. As I noted before, the style of the book involves a lot of loose threads that one hopes will eventually unite.] Boyd and Herold stayed the night of Monday, April 24, at Garrett's farm. The next day, Boyd and Herold became panicy when a troop of Union cavalry thundered past the farm. The suspicions of Garrett's son, Jack, became aroused and he asked that Boyd and Herold leave. A compromise was worked out and Boyd and Herold moved themselves to Garrett's barn. However, Jack Garrett was still suspicious of the two men. Fearing that they might try to steal horses from the barn, Jack Garrett locked them in the barn that night (Tuesday, April 25). Meanwhile, the troop of cavalry that had frightened Boyd and Herold arrived in Bowling Green at about midnight. They interrogated one Willie Jett who they knew had helped to ferry a man with a hurt leg across the river earlier that day. They went so far as to threaten to kill Jett unless he told them where the man was. Jett told them that the man they sought was probably hiding at the Garrett farm. The troop of cavalry doubled back and arrived at the Garrett farm at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 1865. They surrounded the house and commanded the occupants to come out. When Garrett and his family complied, they were roughly questioned until they divulged that Boyd and Herold were still locked in the barn. Among the federal troops were a Lt. Luther Baker and Lt. Colonel Everton J. Conger, an aide to NDP chief Lafayette Baker. Garrett's son Jack was ordered to unlock the barn and to tell the men inside to come out. Garrett did as he was told, but Boyd refused to come out. The authors cite a source which claims that Boyd called out, "Who are you? What do you want? Who do you want?" The authors assert that no answer was provided to Boyd's questions. Conger yelled to the men inside that he was going to set fire to the barn. At this point, David E. Herold agreed to come out and was taken into custody. Boyd was steadfast in his refusal to exit from the barn. According to the authors, Conger went around the side of the barn and set fire to it. "It caught instantly. He saw the man inside swing up his rifle toward the flames." "Conger glanced around. Nobody could see him. He reached for his revolver and took careful aim. Suddenly the loud crack of a pistol from the other side of the barn was heard. The man inside the barn fell forward. [Lt. Luther] Baker rushed in, followed by young Garrett, and grabbed the prostrate man." "Conger, Garrett, and Baker dragged Boyd's body away from the burning barn, across the farm lane, and onto the grass under a stand of locust trees." While Boyd lay dying under a stand of locust trees near the Garrett barn, the fiction that Boyd was really Booth was given birth. Someone asked, "Who shot Booth?" A Sergeant Boston Corbett declared that *he* had shot "Booth" through a crack in the barn. The reason why Corbett would claim that he had shot Booth is perhaps that he was demented. Corbett was an alcoholic who had sworn off booze when he had "found God" sometime before the war. His newfound beliefs were so powerful that in 1858 he had castrated himself when he was tempted by two prostitutes. Thus, one could say that Sergeant Boston Corbett was a bit "off." This may explain why he declared that it was he who shot "Booth." Conger rode away to the nearest telegraph station so that he could get the news to Washington that "Booth" had been shot. "Twenty minutes after Conger left the scene, Boyd was dead. His body was wrapped in an old saddle blanket." An old army ambulance was obtained and the body of "Booth" was placed inside. The driver was ordered to drive the body to Belle Plain. In Belle Plain, the body was loaded onto the *John S. Ide* "...and placed under guard until the ship could build up a head of steam for the trip upriver. According to the Andrew Potter Papers, it was at this point that it was discovered that the body was *not* that of John Wilkes Booth. It was known that Booth had shaved off his mustache while at Dr. Mudd's, yet the body thought to be that of Booth had a "long shaggy mustache." What is more, Booth's mustache was black whereas the mustache on this corpse was red. It became obvious that the troops had mistaken *Boyd* and Herold for *Booth* and Herold. "In Washington that morning, Lafe Baker received a coded cipher from Conger: 'Booth has been shot to death near Bowling Green. Herold is a prisoner... Body follows. Conger.'" "With Booth dead, the secret service [a.k.a. NDP] chief's part in the Lincoln conspiracy could never come out. Booth couldn't talk. Herold would keep his mouth shut on pain of death." Shortly thereafter, Conger's telegram declaring that "Booth" had been shot began to cause an uproar. The news had been leaked to the press and the newspapers were spreading it throughout the city: "John Wilkes Booth, who shot President Lincoln the night of April 14 in Ford's Theatre, has been killed. His body is being returned by steamer to Washington. Government authorities this morning shot Booth while he was trying to escape from a farmer's barn near Bowling Green." But of course it was not Booth but Boyd who had been shot dead. "Lt. Doherty, Luther Baker, and Lt. Col. Conger picked up *Boyd's* trail and followed him to Garrett's farm. No one there had ever seen Booth. Boyd was shot because they thought he was Booth. [My emphasis, B.R.]" And, after the false news of Booth's death had been spread far and wide, Baker found this out. The problem was augmented by the fact that Herold was still alive, knew Booth well, and was beginning to tell whoever would listen that Booth had not been shot at Garrett's farm. When Stanton learned of the situation, he ordered that Herold be stopped from talking immediately. To accomplish this, he commanded that Herold be isolated from the other prisoners. According to the Andrew Potter Papers, after Stanton had given things some thought he hit upon the idea of letting the country continue to believe that it was Booth who had been shot dead at Garrett's farm. "Booth will be forgotten if we continue to let the nation believe he's dead. If we admit that we killed Boyd by mistake, and continue the hunt for Booth, he might be captured alive." And if Booth were captured alive, then he might tell all that he knew. On Thursday, April 27, Stanton received a telegram informing him that the remains of "Booth" had been placed aboard the Union ironclad *Montauk*. He was also told that the body of "Booth" was decomposing rapidly. Stanton immediately ordered that no persons were to be allowed aboard the *Montauk* "...unless under the joint pass of the Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy." An Identification Commission was formed, headed by Stanton's aide, Thomas Eckert. "The mock inquest would formally identify Boyd's body as that of Booth." "Witnesses summoned aboard the *Montauk* had one lack in common: none knew Booth well. None of Booth's relatives or accused conspirators were called, although most were in custody on the adjacent [Union ironclad] *Saugus*." "None of the witnesses were surprised that the face had a mustache, since apparently none had been told that Booth had shaved off his mustache at Dr. Mudd's [on April 16th]." A summons was sent to a Dr. John Franklin May by the "inquest." Because some time earlier Dr. May had treated a man calling himself Booth for a neck tumor, he was ordered to come to the *Montauk* to help identify the body. Dr. May informed the "inquest" that he had treated someone claiming to be Booth about 18 to 24 months previous. When Dr. May first viewed the corpse, his immediate reaction was, "There's no resemblance in that corpse to Booth, nor can I believe it to be him." Sensing perhaps that this was the wrong thing to say, Dr. May then asked if there was a scar on the back of the neck. Dr. May then described what the scar would look like if it were present. The Surgeon General, who was also in attendance, immediately declared that Dr. May had described the scar as well as if he were looking at it. "In Dr. May's verbal and written statement, there is no mention that he actually examined the scar for positive identification, and the bullet, of course, had made a bloody mess of Boyd's neck." Dr. May finally stated to the "inquest" that, "I am enabled, imperfectly, to recognize the features of Booth." When asked if he recognized the body as Booth's, Dr. May replied, "I do recognize it, although it is very much altered since I saw Booth. It seems much older and in appearance, much more freckled than he was. I do not recollect that he was at all freckled." "Booth was 28, famous for his ivory, perfect skin, free of blemish. Boyd, on the other hand, was 43, with reddish-sandy hair and a tendency to freckle." In the official transcript of the proceedings, "The next half dozen words of Dr. May's reply were carefully inked out... [and new words] were added." Dr. May was dismissed and returned home. He immediately penned a statement in which he declared, "Never in a human being had a greater change taken place from the man whom I had seen in the vigor of life and health than that of the haggard corpse which was before me... The *right* limb was greatly contused and perfectly black from a fracture of one of the long bones of the leg." But Booth had snapped the *left* tibia, about two inches above the ankle. "Dr. Mudd's formal statement on April 21, 1865 read, 'On examination, I found there was a straight fracture of the tibia about two inches above the ankle.'" Before the body was disposed of, a photographer named Alexander Gardner was brought in and told to take only *one* picture. After doing so, Gardner was escorted to a darkroom by a War Department detective who had orders not to leave Gardner's side until the plate was developed. When the plate was developed, the War Department detective took possession of both the negative and the positive. "It would be impossible for anyone else to duplicate the picture." NDP chief Lafayette Baker confiscated the picture and the plate. "The government officially denied that any picture had been taken of the corpse. But the Gardner photograph later ended up in the personal possession of Secretary of War Stanton." "Booth's" body, which was in reality Boyd's body, was placed in a rowboat. Lafayette Baker and his cousin, Luther Baker, rowed out to the old Arsenal Penitentiary. The body was carried to a convict's cell in which, beneath a stone slab, a grave had been dug. The corpse was lowered into the grave, the stone slab was replaced, and Lafayette and Luther Baker got back in their rowboat and departed. The Arsenal Prison became the sepulchre "...for the mortal remains of the man who had become 'John Wilkes Booth.'" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Andrew Potter Papers. Ray A. Neff Collection, Marshall, IL } { } { Captain Boyd Papers. Ray A. Neff Collection. } { } { Colonel Lafayette C. Baker's memo-letter to Edwin Stanton, } { April, 1865. In the private collection of Stanton } { descendants. Released in 1976 through an interview with } { Americana appraiser, Joseph Lynch. } { } { Eisenschiml, Otto, *In the Shadow of Lincoln's Death* } { (Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1940) } { } { Luther Baker Speech delivered in 1932 at Lansing, Michigan. } { Richard D. Mudd Collection. } { } { Oldroyd, Osborn H., *The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: } { Flight, Pursuit, Capture and Punishment of the } { Conspirators* (Privately Published, Washington, D.C., 1901) } { } { Peterson, T.B., *The Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators* } { (T.B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia, 1865) } { } { Pitman, Benn, *The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the } { Trial of the Conspirators* (Funk & Wagnalls, New York, } { 1954) } { } { Roscoe, Theodore, *The Web of Conspiracy*, (Prentice-Hall, } { Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1959) } { } { Unpublished Voluntary Statement of Dandridge Mercer Green, } { April 30, 1865, National Archives, Ray A. Neff Collection. } { } { Weichmann, Louis J., *A True History of the Assassination of } { Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865*, ed. Floyd } { E. Risvold, (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975) } { } { The Wilhelmina Titus (grandaughter of Capt. James William } { Boyd) monograph. Ray A. Neff Collection. } [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 90 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Lincoln Conspiracy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. [...continued...] In the Spring of 1865, the legality of military court martials for civilians was a case then pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. "It was apparent to Stanton and the other government officials in the cover-up that they must rush the military trial of the accused Booth conspirators before the high court ruled, for the judges seemed certain... to declare military tribunals illegal for civilians when civil courts were functioning [as they then were]." It was fairly obvious that constitutional guarantees of trial by jury would force such a ruling. Accordingly, the government rushed to announce the formation of a special "Court of Military Justice" that would decide the fate of the accused Booth conspirators. "Bias was evident." A witticism of the time was that "The Court of Military Injustice has been organized to convict." The defendants in the case faced several disadvantages. They were unable, at first, to obtain lawyers to represent them. There was no higher court to which they could appeal. All the prisoners were denied the most basic sanitary needs. "Technically, the prisoners were allowed visitors. Actually, they were denied even religious counselors... To see a prisoner, a pass had to be signed by [both] Stanton and Secretary of the Navy Welles. There were no visitors." On April 23rd, jailers received the following instructions from Stanton: "The Secretary of War requests that the prisoners on board the ironclads belonging to this department, for better security against conversation, shall have a canvas bag put over the head of each and tied about the neck, with a hole for proper breathing and eating, but not seeing..." "The bags were padded with one inch thick cotton. A ball of extra cotton padding covered the prisoners' eyes to cause painful pressure on the closed eye lids. Sight and sound were cut off, a mental torture that never ceased for the devices were to be worn 24 hours a day." Dr. George Loring Porter, prison physician, complained to Stanton that "The constant pressure of those thickly padded hoods may induce insanity." [B.R. This seems to me like a type of constant sensory deprivation was being imposed on these civilian prisoners.] Two of the prisoners turned state's evidence to save their lives. A detective who had been placed in the cell of a Louis Weichmann "...wrote out a statement that he claimed Weichmann had made in his sleep." Weichmann was ordered to sign the statement, "...or face prosecution as one of the conspirators." "A Col. Foster demanded that John Lloyd -- Mrs. Surratt's drunken tenant at Surrattsville -- make a statement." This is the same Mr. Lloyd who earlier had been denied liquor and hung by his thumbs for 48 hours until he had given a previous "statement." Col. Foster gave the new "statement" to Lloyd and demanded that he sign it, explaining that the first statement was not "full enough." Several witnesses with unsavory backgrounds were paid for offering pre-arranged testimony. For example, "Sanford Conover... was to claim he was a newspaper correspondent for the New York *Tribune* and had... learned of plots to burn certain Northern cities, to poison municipal water supplies, and to spread yellow fever in the North by use of 'infected clothing.'" In a letter from Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt to Secretary of War Stanton, he states that each of the commission members believes the conspirators "are guilty beyond doubt." He further states, however, that the commission members feel that a trial is necessary so as to "follow the military method of hearing the evidence and following the code." But the Judge Advocate General assures Stanton that "the commission will not allow the conspirators' attorneys to impeach the testimony of [stooge witnesses] Conover, Merritt, or Montgomery in any manner whatever." NDP chief Lafayette Baker assigned Lt. Col. Everton Conger to get statements from the various participants in the chase that had ended in Boyd's death. On May 2, 1865, Conger wrote to NDP chief Baker "I have directed each detective, officer and private soldier who took part in the pursuit, capture and death of Wilkes Booth [really Boyd] to prepare a written statement concerning those events and to submit the statements to myself... Some of the statements upon receipt I found wanting. I found it necessary to add to the narrative in some statements and to rewrite others." Around this time NDP chief Baker also assigned Luther and Andrew Potter to renew their chase after John Wilkes Booth. Although by this time the trail had "gone cold," the Potter brothers were fortunate and picked up on a fresh trail at Orange Court House. >From there they pushed on toward Stanardsville where Booth, Henson, and Booth's valet had all spent the night in a barn. "The detectives followed Booth's trail to Lydia where a widow told them the men had spent the night of Saturday, April 29, at her place." Unfortunately, from there the trail vanished. "The preliminary proceedings of the trial began May 8, 1865, when official charges... were delivered to eight defendants: Herold, Atzerodt, Payne, Spangler, O'Laughlin, Arnold, Mrs. Surratt, and Dr. Mudd." The defendants were to be tried by court martial. According to then Attorney General James Speed, the legal justification for the trial of these civilians by a military court was based on what began to be called "the Laws of War." Former Attorney General Edward Bates noted, "There is no such thing as the Laws of War." Yet American citizens were to be judged by this unwritten code. The authors declare that this "Common Law of War" was nothing more than a pretext "...for trampling upon every constitutional guarantee... of the citizen. There is no invention too monstrous, no punishment too cruel... [that cannot] find authority and sanction in such a common law." [B.R. And of course, as noted previously, the war was already over.] At 10 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, May 9, the eight prisoners were led into the court and asked if they wished to employ counsel. All eight defendants replied that they wished to be represented by counsel. They were given until 10 a.m. the following morning to obtain the services of an attorney. "At 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 10, the trial officially began. The defendants had had only two days' notice of the charges against them. The prosecution had been preparing its case for weeks. Not all the prisoners had been able to obtain counsel." That morning, the prisoners were officially arraigned and the charges of "treason and murder" were read against them. All eight entered a plea of "not guilty." The defendants were told that they had the right to an attorney, "...but they must supply such counsel; the government would not." When asked, many lawyers refused to represent the accused. Because the defendants obtained counsel and became acquainted with the charges at the last minute (or, in the case of Edward Spangler, not until three days into the trial), "In each case, arguments for the defense had to be formulated on the spot." After weeks of cramped confinement in the humid courtroom, the testimony concluded on June 28. "The military commission met in secret session to deliberate on the testimony." As people had time to reflect on the use of court martial for civilians, reaction against it began to grow. "Orville H. Browning, former Illinois senator and Lincoln's very close friend, declared: 'This commission is without authority, and its proceedings void. The execution of these persons will be murder.'" There was also some curiousity about the backgrounds of some of the government's stooge witnesses. "It would be some time before the truth came out... [that one of the witnesses was] a New York burglar with a long police record... and that Conover, alias James Watson Wallace, was a Charles Dunham who had secretly coached government witnesses on fictitious testimony for which they were paid. Conover would later go to prison for perjury." On June 30th the tribunal reached a verdict. The official court record stated, "David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, Mrs. Surratt and George A. Atzerodt are to be hung tomorrow by proper military authorities. Dr. Mudd, Arnold and O'Laughlin are to be imprisoned for life, and Spangler for six years, all at hard labor, in the Albany Penitentiary." Outside the prison walls, a crowd of citizens responded to the verdict of the military tribunal with angry shouts of "judicial murder." On Friday, July 7, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, Mrs. Surratt and George A. Atzerodt were scheduled to be hung shortly after 1 p.m. The day was hot and humid. As 1 p.m. approached, Mrs. Surratt was helped to her feet from the chair she had been allowed to sit in just outside her cell. She called to her priest, a Rev. Walter. Her final words to the priest were, "I am innocent." The Rev. Walter later declared, "They were the last confession of an innocent woman." The prisoners climbed the traditional 13 steps of the scaffold. Four ropes were adjusted about the four necks. At the command of a Col. Rath, the supporting timbers "...moved forward. A dull thump -- wood sounded against wood. The two support posts fell away. The double traps overhead swung downward." "It was 1:26 p.m., one of the darkest moments in American history." "Before Mrs. Surratt's body was removed from the gallows, people outside the prison were chanting, 'Judicial murder!'" The remaining four "conspirators," Dr. Samuel Mudd, Samuel Arnold, Michael O'Laughlin, and Edward Spangler, had a reassignment of prison. Because NDP chief Baker, Stanton and others feared that these remaining prisoners might yet be pardoned or allowed to talk in the Albany penitentiary, they were now ordered to be confined at hard labor in the military prison at Dry Tortugas, Florida. "Secretary of the Navy Welles said Stanton had persuaded [President Andrew] Johnson to move the prisoners that far away where mosquitos and fever were likely to silence the four." The remaining prisoners were accordingly transferred to the prison at Dry Tortugas. After they had been there awhile, "Smallpox spread through the prison, and the victims were placed close to the dungeon shared by Dr. Mudd, Spangler, Arnold, and O'Laughlin. Arnold wrote, 'It was done for the express purpose of innoculating us with this fearful and loathesome malady.'" NDP chief Lafayette Baker and the Potter brothers remained on the trail of the real John Wilkes Booth, who they knew to be alive. On May 2nd, they picked up Booth's trail in Lydia. A boy led them to a cave where Booth, Henson, and Booth's valet Henry Johnson had hid. From there, they followed Booth to Linville. In Linville, a farmer named Louis Pence recognized a picture of Booth as being that of one of three men who had stayed overnight at his farm. The farmer said that he had taken the three to Harper's Ferry. Baker and the Potter brothers guessed that Booth must be heading for his farm at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. But Booth was not at his farm and the trail turned cold. Baker and the Potter brothers returned to Washington. Shortly after the trial of the "conspirators," a key witness, "...Louis Weichmann unburdened himself to John P. Brophy, a professor at Gonzaga college... Brophy signed an affidavit, which he took to the White House to seek perjury charges against Weichmann." Brophy was barred from seeing the President, so he next went to a newspaper. "But the editor refused to print the professor's affidavit on the grounds it was 'too strong.'" About this time, a House Judiciary Committee was formed. "Andrew J. Rogers, Congressman from New Jersey, filed a minority report of the Select Committee on the Assassination of Lincoln." Among the points made by the minority report of the Select Committee were that *** "...the majority of the committee determined to throw in my way every possible impediment... Papers were put away from me, locked in boxes, hidden; and when I asked to see them, I was told... I could not." *** "Secrecy has surrounded and shrouded, not to say protected, every step of these examinations, and even in the committee room I seemed to be acting with a sort of secret council of inquisition." *** "There are two reports on this trial. One approved by... [Judge Advocate] Holt... and [the other] the Associated Press report." Rogers charged that the official court record of the assassination trial had been substantially "doctored" by Judge Advocate Holt. By February of 1866, Lafayette Baker and Stanton had had a falling out and Baker was discharged from the U.S. Army and also from the NDP (i.e. Secret Service). In 1867, Baker published a book entitled "History of the U.S. Secret Service." In the book, Baker "...told about delivering Booth's diary to Stanton. The disclosure created a storm in the Congress. Why had it been kept secret? Why hadn't it been mentioned at the conspiracy trial of 1865?" The diary was recovered from the War Department. However, a new sensation was caused when it was discovered that 18 pages of the Booth diary were missing. Former NDP chief Lafayette Baker exploded, "Who spoliated that book?" Baker later testified that "...In my opinion, there have been leaves torn out of that book since I saw it." (i.e. since he delivered the book to Stanton in 1865). Why were pages torn out of Booth's diary? "The answer was that one or more persons didn't want those missing papers made public. The missing pages were not destroyed, although it would take more than a century before they would be discovered." -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- "If among those drawn into the whirlpool set up by so sudden a subversion of the current of human affairs, there were any suffered an unjust doom, their innocence should be made clear beyond question." -- David Miller Dewitt *The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and its Expiation* "Historians, in developing the story of Lincoln's assassination, have encountered [baffling facts]. Why did General Grant suddenly alter his plans and decide not to go to Ford's Theater on the evening of Lincoln's assassination? Who, during that same night, tampered with the telegraph wires leading out of Washington? Why was the President's bodyguard at the playhouse, guilty of the grossest negligence, not punished nor even questioned?" "Perhaps the most serious reproach against historical writers is not that they have left such questions unanswered, but that they have failed to ask them." -- Otto Eisenschiml *Why Was Lincoln Murdered?* "The history of the controversial Conspiracy Trial of 1865 as most Americans know it is a textbook version pared down to a digestible nubbin. For history... has to be reduced to a fairly simple story which average students can understand and recite." "[The] basic account, with some modifications, is the same one the engineers of the Conspiracy Trial set out to promulgate. In a way their success in planting [their version] on the pages of American history was a triumph in propaganda. For even before the trial began, the first gusts of a storm of protest were shaking the legend." -- Vaughan Shelton *Mask for Treason: The Lincoln Murder Trial* -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- "Many of the people who played roles in the Lincoln assassination, the conspiracy, and cover-up suffered ironic twists in their own lives." "Col. Lafayette Baker threatened to expose those involved in the plot against Lincoln and attempts were made on his life to silence him." Eventually, Baker was killed. He died on July 3, 1868. By chemical analysis of a lock of Baker's hair, it has been shown that Baker was slowly killed by arsenic poisoning. After the assassination of her husband, Mrs. Lincoln was in an extreme state of hysteria. She moved to Chicago with her son, Tad, and went into seclusion. In July of 1871, Tad became ill and died suddenly of "dropsy of the chest." Mrs. Lincoln's mental state deteriorated and she began to have "hallucinations" of being followed and feared for her life. Her remaining son, Robert, had her committed to an insane asylum. She was released after four months and moved to Europe. "In 1879, she suffered an accidental fall and returned to the States an invalid. She moved to Springfield to live. There she shut herself away in a darkened room, preferring candlelight to sunlight." Mrs. Lincoln died in July of 1882. "Tragedy struck Maj. Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris [both with Lincoln at the moment of his assassination], who were married, had a family, and took up residence in Germany. Two nights before Christmas in 1883, Rathbone attempted to kill his children. When a nurse tried to intervene, he instead shot his wife to death and stabbed himself. Doctors saved his life, but he spent the rest of his years in a German asylum." Sergeant Boston Corbett, the man who "admitted" that it was he who shot Booth, was a celebrity known throughout the country as "the man who shot Booth." In 1887, he obtained a job as doorman to the Kansas State Legislature. "One morning after the roll call, he appeared with revolvers in each hand and opened fire on the legislators..." He was committed to an insane asylum in Topeka, Kansas, but later escaped. From there he went to Texas and disappeared from public view. Booth, Henson, and Henry Johnson (Booth's valet) spent several months on Booth's farm at Harpers Ferry. About November of 1865, they went to Pennsylvania, "where Booth reunited with former girlfriend Kate Scott, who was expecting Booth's child within a month." Kate Scott later signed a sworn affidavit that Booth was alive after the shooting at Garrett's farm and that he had visited her in Pennsylvania. >From Pennsylvania, the trio of Booth, Henson, and Johnson moved on to New York City. It is known that Booth went from there to Canada and later to England, where he married an Elizabeth Marshall Burnley and changed his name to John Byron Wilkes. "Reports have him staying in England for some time, then going to India, where, some say, he died." But other reports say that he went on from India to California. "Another report claims that a man who died in 1900 in Enid, Oklahoma, on his deathbed stated he was John Wilkes Booth. This man was never buried. His body was mummified and still exists today [1977]." Michael O'Laughlin died of yellow fever at the prison at Dry Tortugas, Florida. The efforts of Dr. Samuel Mudd to combat the epidemic of yellow fever at the prison eventually helped win the doctor a pardon in February of 1869. "Samuel Arnold and Ned Spangler were also released from the Dry Tortugas prison. Spangler, who was dying of tuberculosis, went home with Dr. Mudd, who cared for him until he died. Dr. Mudd died of pneumonia 18 years after Lincoln's assassination, while Arnold lived to old age." * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * { Sources used for this section include, but are not limited } { to the following: } { } { Andrew Potter Papers, Ray A. Neff Collection, Marshall, IL } { } { Bishop, Jim, *The Day Lincoln Was Shot* (Harper & Brothers, } { New York, 1955) } { } { Col. Everton Conger's Letter to Col. Lafayette C. Baker, } { May 2, 1865. In the private collection of Stanton } { descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts of } { Americana appraiser Joseph Lynch. } { } { Col. Lafayette Baker's Letter to Edwin Stanton, undated. In } { the private collection of Stanton descendants. Released in } { 1976 through the efforts of Americana appraiser, Joseph } { Lynch. } { } { DeWitt, David M., *The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt* } { (J. Murphy & Co., Baltimore, 1895) } { } { Eisenschiml, Otto, *Why Was Lincoln Murdered?* (Little, } { Brown and Co., Boston, 1937) } { } { Eisenschiml, Otto, *In the Shadow of Lincoln's Death* } { (Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1940) } { } { Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt's Letter to Secretary of } { War Edwin M. Stanton, undated. In the private collection of } { Stanton descendants. Released in 1976 through the efforts } { of Americana appraiser Joseph Lynch. } { } { Kate Scott Affidavit. Ray A. Neff Collection. } { } { Kauffman, Michael W., *Report to the President on the Case } { of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd., M.D.* Richard A. Mudd Collection } { } { Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve and Kunhardt, Philip B., *Twenty } { Days* (Harper & Row, New York, 1965) } { } { Mrs. Lafayette Baker's Diary for 1868. Ray A. Neff } { Collection, Marshall, IL } { } { Poore, Ben Perley, *The Conspiracy Trial for the Murder of } { the President* (J.E. Tilton Co., Boston, 1865) } { } { Report Relating to the Assassination of President Lincoln, } { House Reports, No. 104, 39th Congress, 1st Session, Vol. 1, } { July 1866 } { } { Shelton, Vaughan, *Mask for Treason: The Lincoln Murder } { Trial* (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA, 1965) } { } { Unpublished interview with Mrs. E.W. Nelson (David Herold's } { sister) of Denver, Colorado, Aug. 22, 1873. Ray A. Neff } { Corporation. } { } { Unpublished Voluntary Statement of Michael O'Laughlin, Apr. } { 27, 1865, originally in the Benn Pitman Collection, } { Cincinnati, OH Ray A. Neff Collection. } { } { Weichmann, Louis J., *A True History of the Assassination of } { Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865*, ed. Floyd } { E. Risvold, (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975) } + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + To my knowledge, the book *The Lincoln Conspiracy* is no longer in print. A movie was made based on this book and released by (I think) Sunn Pictures -- I don't know if the movie is still being distributed. It seems to me that the history of the united States took a drastic wrong turn after the Lincoln assassination. I think we have yet to get back on the road we *were* on. It is my hope that bringing to light the true facts regarding the assassination will be a first step in this process. To that end, I encourage you to distribute all parts of this series as widely as possible. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 92 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- NEW MUSEUM RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT HISTORIC ASSASSINATIONS ========================================================= [From *The Dallas Morning News*, Jan. 24, 1995, pp. 13A, 20A] By John Yearwood As history tells us, Union soldiers tracked John Wilkes Booth to a Virginia farm and shot him days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Or did they? And how about Lee Harvey Oswald? Still don't think he was the lone gunman who shot President John F. Kennedy? According to scenarios touted at the new Conspiracy Museum in downtown Dallas, the real Booth survived long after the assassination, and Oswald "died in an heroic attempt to save his president's life." What's a person to believe? That's up to you, according to Tom Bowden, the museum's president. "We want people to think. We want them to realize that there are other sides to the story," said Mr. Bowden, former executive director of the Texas Theatre Historical Society. "If you think there are other sides to the story, here's the place to look and listen." Those "other sides" frequently aren't backed up with facts, critics say. "Some people will never believe that Booth was killed in 1865," National Park Service historian Michael Maione told *The Dallas Morning News* last fall. "I'm sorry, but they do not offer anything that is historically concrete." The new museum -- a stone's throw from the Kennedy Memorial and about three blocks from The Sixth Floor Exhibit -- explores almost two dozen alleged conspiracies involving everything from presidential assassinations to international incidents to political scandals. The museum opened last week in the Katy Building at 110 S. Market St., although it's only about two-thirds completed. Two key exhibits are still under construction, one of which will be finished in time for the museum's official opening Feb. 15. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for children. Until the exhibits are completed, visitors are directed to six kiosks with touch screens in the basement of the building. Topics examined include the Bay of Pigs invasion, Watergate and the shooting down of a spy plane by the Soviets in 1960. Three-minute sound bites explore presidential assassinations and attempted assassinations -- and the "patsies" accused of committing those crimes. The most notable examination, naturally, is that of the Kennedy assassination. It traces the life of Oswald and the release of the Warren Commission report. "You must never forget that the Warren Report is a lie!" a voice booms through the television in Kiosk No. 3. It goes on to "reveal" that Oswald, who was shot and killed after the assassination, was not really Oswald at all, but an imposter named Alek Hidell. The imposter was later killed because he knew too much, the voice says. The video exhibit examines several other shootings, including the killing of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the wounding of President Ronald Reagan. James Earl Ray and John Hinckley were set up, the voice says. But things get murky when it comes to the real question: Who done it? Mr. Bowden said the video exhibit was based on the work of long- time assassination researcher R.B. Cutler, who edits the *Grassy Knoll Gazette*, a newsletter published in Manchester, Mass. The two men blame many of the conspiracies on the "Powerful War Machine," repeatedly referred to as PWM. Mr. Bowden describes the PWM as "people intent on controlling the White House -- both political and business." When the museum is complete, four vultures in the lobby will represent the PWM, he said. Mr. Cutler, who has been studying the JFK assassination since 1966, wasn't much more specific. He said the PWM is composed of bureaucrats in intelligence agencies. "I hope people get the idea that what happened in Dallas was a coup d'etat by the government in Washington," said Mr. Cutler, who plans to spend Feb. 1 answering questions at the museum. "The people who did that are still in charge." The JFK exhibit, which will be finished in time for the museum's official opening, is surrounded by a mural of Japanese brush strokes and symbols from the Orient to illustrate the various alleged conspiracies. Dallas artist Brandy Redd-Smith said she spent six weeks painting the mural, which extends 109 feet along the wall. "I wanted it to be a peaceful environment from which to contemplate those horrible assassinations," she said. The Japanese theme is used in each television presentation, which ends with the word *ahimsa*. The word roughly translates as "the truth shall set you free," museum officials said. Mr. Bowden said he was pleased with the reaction to the museum. More than 140 people toured the facility last week, although it has gotten little publicity, he said. Paula Stoliar of Buenos Aires visited the museum with two friends from Argentina. Ms. Stoliar said she has long believed that Oswald was falsely accused. After the tour, she said she was more convinced than ever that Oswald was a "patsy." "I didn't know too much about the story," said Ms. Stoliar, 21. "Now it has become clearer." The second major exhibit to greet visitors as they walk into the building will be titled "Myth and Mummy," about the Lincoln assassination. Scheduled to open May 18, it will trace the whereabouts of Booth after the president was shot. Mr. Bowden said there is strong evidence that Booth was not the man Union troops hunted and shot 12 days after the assassination. "I have a lot of information from people who swear that John Wilkes Booth was alive long after the assassination and died at a hotel in Oklahoma," Mr. Bowden said. "This is interesting stuff." Mr. Bowden said visitors will be asked whether they believe that Booth escaped, and the results will be mailed to Booth's relatives, who have asked a Baltimore judge to exhume his corpse. "We are going to present the exhibit," Mr. Bowden said. "People can say yea or nay." ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 91 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- ESCAPE AND SUICIDE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH ======================================= The following, based largely on information to be found in the book *Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth*, by attorney Finis L. Bates of Memphis, Tennessee (Memphis: Pilcher Printing Co., 1907), was originally posted in Conspiracy for the Day, December 14 and 15, 1993. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + I have long hesitated to give to the world the true story of the plot first to kidnap and finally assassinate President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth and others, as related to me in 1872, and at other times thereafter, by one then known to me as John St. Helen, but in truth and in fact, as afterward developed, John Wilkes Booth himself, in person telling this story more than seven years after the assassination of President Lincoln, and the supposed killing of Booth at the Garret home, in Virginia. Far removed from the scene of his crime, he told me the tale of his dastardly deed at Grandberry, Hood county, Texas, a then comparative frontier town of the great Western empire of these American States. This story I could not accept as fact without investigation, believing, as the world believed, that John Wilkes Booth had been killed at the Garret home in Virginia on or about the 26th day of April, 1865, by one Boston Corbett, connected with the Federal troops in pursuit of him, after he (Booth) had been passed through the Federal military lines which formed a complete cordon surrounding the city of Washington, D.C., on the night of and after the assassination of President Lincoln. But after many years of painstaking and exhaustive investigation, I am now unwillingly, and yet unanswerably, convinced that it is a fact that Booth was not killed, but made good his escape by the assistance of some of the officers of the Federal Army and government of the United States, located at Washington -- traitors to President Lincoln, in whose keeping was his life -- co-operating with Capt. Jett and Lieuts. Ruggles and Bainbridge, of the Confederate troops, belonging to the command of Col. J.S. Mosby, encamped at Bowling Green, Virginia. And the correctness of these statements, as well as to my convictions, the readers of this story must witness for or against the conclusion reached, for it is to the American people that I appeal that they shall hear the unalterable facts to the end that they may bear testimony with me to the civilized world that the death of America's martyred President, Lincoln, was not avenged, as we have been persuaded to believe, and that it remained the pleasure of the assassin to take his own life as how and when it best pleased him, conscious of his great individual crime and the nation's loss by the death of President Lincoln, the commission of which crime takes rank among the epochs of time equaled only by the crucifixion of Christ and the assassination of Caesar; in the contemplation of which the physical man chills with indignant emotions and the cold blood coursing his viens [sic] makes numb the fingers recording the crime that laid President Lincoln in the silent halls of death and made Tad fatherless. But the truth will be told, if needs be, with tremors and palsied hands, in the triumph of right and the exposure of the guilty ones whose crimes blacken history's page and to associate their names through all coming centuries with Brutus, Marc Antony and Judas Iscariot, if they are to be condemned in the story that is to be told. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Author Finis L. Bates (see part 1 of today's CfD) relates in his book how he notified what was then still known as the War Department (now known as the "Defense" Department) as to his knowledge that John Wilkes Booth might still be alive. Bear in mind that the government had never paid the thousands of dollars in reward money for the capture of Booth. The government had maintained that there had never been an absolutely positive ID of the person shot at the Garret home in 1865, purportedly John Wilkes Booth. What follows is the correspondence between Bates and the War Department. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Law Office of F.L. Bates 297 Second Street Memphis, Tenn., January 17th, 1898. Secretary of War, Washington, D.C. Dear Sir: Would it be a matter of any importance to develop the fact to the War Department of the United States that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was not captured and killed by the Federal troops, as is supposed? By accident I have been placed in possession of such facts as are conclusive that John Wilkes Booth now lives, and have kept the matter from publication until I have communicated with the War Department of this government. Very truly yours, F.L. Bates + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Bates notes "In reply the following endorsements were made on this letter and returned to me, viz.:"] [First endorsement] Office of the Secretary of War Department January 19th, 1898 (294) Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 17th, 1898. F.L. Bates says that he is in possession of such facts as are conuclusive [sic] that John Wilkes Booth was not captured and killed by the Federal troops, and asks if War Department would consider the matter of enough importance to develop that fact. JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL [Second endorsement] (3808) War Department Judge Advocate General's Office Washington, D.C. January 21st, 1898. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War. This is a request by F.L. Bates, of Memphis, Tenn., for imformation as to whether it would be a matter of importance to develop the fact to the War Department that John Wilkes Booth was not captured and killed by the Federal troops. He says that by accident he has recently been placed in possession of such facts as are conclusive. It is recommended that he be informed that the matter is of no importance to the War Department. (Signed) G. NORMAN LIEBER Judge Advocate General Received back War Department January 22d, 1898. (294) Assistant Secretary (L.S.S.) [Third endorsement] War Department January 25th, 1898. Respectfully returned to Mr. F.L. Bates, No. 272 Second street, Memphis, Tenn., inviting attention to the foregoing report of the Judge Advocate General of the Army. (Signed) G.D. MICKLEJOHN Acting Secretary of War ----------------------------------------------------------------- "The Wave" is and/or was an Oklahoma newspaper circa 1903. The following are clippings from "The Wave" taken from *Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth*, by Finis L. Bates. [Memphis: Pilcher Printing Company, 1907.] Enid Wave: Enid, Oklahoma Territory, January 17th, 1903 (Special) -- David E. George, a wealthy resident of the Territory, who committed suicide here, announced himself on his deathbed to be John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. He stated that he had successfully eluded the officers after shooting Lincoln and since he had remained incognito. His statement caused a sensation, and an investigation was made. Surgeons examined the body and stated the man to be of the age Booth would be at this time, and announced that his leg was broken in the same place and in the same manner as that of Booth after jumping from the President's box at Ford's V6eater after the assassination. All the time George has received money regularly from unknown sources, and telegrams arriving yesterday and today ask that the body be held for identification. It is claimed that one telegram came from the address, George E. Smith, Colfax, Iowa, the same as the mysterious money remittances. Smith is unknown to anyone in Oklahoma. Upon his arrival in Enid today he commanded that no other person be allowed to view the remains, and promised to return for the body later. Mr. Smith was asked if George had ever confessed any of his life's history to him, to which he answered: "Well, yes, to some extent. He has had a past of which I do not care to speak at the present. I think he killed a man in Texas. He may be Booth." George committed suicide in the Grand Avenue Hotel, taking poison. He previously attempted suicide at El Reno. A letter found in his pocket addressed, "To Whom It May Concern," sets aside a former will which he made, although its contents are not known. He was worth about thirty thousand dollars, owning property in El Reno, Oklahoma; in Dallas, Texas, and a lease on six hundred acres in the Indian Territory. He carried $5,000.00 insurance. No reason for the suicide is known. George maintained on his death bed to his attendants that he was John Wilkes Booth, and his general appearance closely resembles that of the murderer of Lincoln. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Enid, Oklahoma, January 21st, 1903 -- The Wave's editorial and reportorial force have been searching closely for data and evidence to sustain or obliterate the report that the remains lying in the Enid morgue, under the name of David E. George, could possibly be those of J. Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln nearly thirty-eight years ago. All the history or account of that sad and terrible affair to be found in the city has been searched, and while the history at hand leaves but little doubt of the decease of Booth in attempting to escape from the burning barn in Virginia, that he was shot by Boston Corbett upon his first appearance from the barn, and that he died on the porch of Garrett's Virginia farm home, was taken to Washington, identified and buried secretly, that a diary was found on his person, etc., yet the fact still remains that a doubt did exist with the government as to the positive identity of the man killed; hence the reward for his capture was never paid, for the identity was not clear. The Wave is still of the opinion that the possibility of the dead man being all that is mortal of John Wilkes Booth remains in doubt, but it must be admitted that the evidence goes to show that if George was not Booth he was his double, which, in connection with his voluntary confession to Mrs. Harper, makes the case interesting and worthy the attention of the Attorney General's department of the United States. Doctors Baker and Way unearthed the December, 1901, number of the Medical Monthly Journal in their office, which number was almost wholly devoted to the consideration of the murderers of the Presidents of the United States [CfD -- Then, officially, Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley had been assassinated] and European potentates. In this pamphlet we found a portrait of J. Wilkes Booth, with quite a writeup as to his character, a physical and anatomical description among other descriptions. It said the forehead of J. Wilkes Booth was Kephalonard, the ears excessively and abnormally developed, inclined to the so-called Satanic type; the eyes were small, sunken and unequally placed; the nose was normal; the facial bones and jaw were arrested in development, and there was a partial V-shaped dental arch; the lower jaw was well developed. Yesterday the editor of the paper, in company with Dr. McElreth, visited the corpse and compared it with the above description of Booth, and we must acknowledge that the dead man shows all the marks credited to Booth above in every particular. The satanic ear is not much larger than the ordinary ear, but the lower lobe thereof clings close to the side of the head instead of projecting outward like the common or ordinary ear. The corpse has that kind of an ear. The eyebrows of the dead man are not mates in appearance, which fits the description of Booth. The Booth chin, mouth, upper lip and general description is absolutely perfect in the corpse. The Wave has been searching for a fac-simile of Booth's handwriting. It was found today in a copy of Harper Brothers' Pictorial History of the Civil War, and we were startled when we compared it with the round, little, scrawly boy writing of D.E. George. We placed the very last words George wrote by the side of the fac-simile writing of Booth, and it really seemed to us that one and the same man had written both, Booth's fac-simile signature shown in Harper's Pictorial History indicated the same irregular handwriting as George's. History readers will remember that a supposed attempt was made to poison President Lincoln in a hotel in Meadeville, Pennsylvania, in August, 1864. A notice appeared in the window of the hotel, saying: "Abe Lincoln departed this life August 1st, 1864, by the effects of poison." After the Washington tragedy this handwriting on the window was found to be the handwriting of J. Wilkes Booth, and as it appeared in Harpers' Pictorial History of the Civil War it is a fac-simile of the writing of D.E. George, now supposed to be Booth. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The Perry, Oklahoma Republican [Another Oklahoma newspaper]: Perry, Oklahoma, June 5th, 1903 -- The Booth Case: It is now fully developed that the man at Enid, who committed suicide on January 13th last, was none other than John Wilkes Booth, the slayer of President Lincoln. Junius Brutus Booth, the nephew of John Wilkes Booth, has fully identified the picture of David E. George as that of his uncle, John Wilkes Booth. It has always been known by the Booth family that John Wilkes Booth was alive, and they have been in constant communication with him ever since April 14th, 1865, the day of President Lincoln's assassination and the escape of John Wilkes Booth. This knowledge on the part of Junius Brutus Booth, the actor, was what prompted him, or his brother Edwin, to make remarks about the supposed grave of J. Wilkes Booth. He or they well knew that the body in the grave was not that of J. Wilkes Booth. People conversant with the history of the published capture of Booth, and with the fact that the reward offered by the Federal government for Booth's capture has never been awarded, many always believed him to be alive. From the time of Booth's supposed capture, in April, 1865, until January of this year, J. Wilkes Booth has been in almost constant touch with his friends. Being an actor, and also secluded by the wilds of Texas and Indian Territory, and through the anxious efforts of friends and relatives to preserve his life, it has been an easy matter for Booth to conceal his identity. In this he has been as smooth as was his disguise as an old colored man moving. [CfD -- Booth is reported to have hid in the wagon of an old black man who he had persuaded to pretend to be moving. This reportedly occurred soon after the assassination of Lincoln, when Booth was being hotly pursued by at least some of the Federal forces.] There are no records, and never have been, in the Federal archives which go to show any positive or direct proof of the death of Booth. There has always been a lingering desire in the hearts of the people to believe that such was the case, but to the close student of affairs a doubt has always existed. At the time of the suicide of George in Enid and his claim to be none other than John Wilkes Booth, the Republican stated its belief in the confession of the man. All the facts in the case have pointed, and do now point, to the truthfulness of his death bed statement. For many years George, alias Booth, has been furnished funds by his friends. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The Daily Democrat [Another Oklahoma newspaper]: El Reno, Oklahoma Territory, June 3rd, 1903 -- From the evidence at hand there is no doubt that the man who died at Enid last January, and who was supposed by some to be John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was really that man, he having been identified by many who knew John Wilkes Booth before the war, during the war and since that time. After the death of the man certain papers found on his person led to the opinion that he was the fugitive assassin supposed to have been killed thirty-three years ago, and the body was embalmed to await a thorough investigation. It has been in an undertaking house here ever since, and all possible efforts have been made to verify the remarkable claim made by the dead man's lawyer, who came from Memphis, Tennessee, and asserted that his client was none other than the slayer of President Lincoln. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis, Mo., June 3d, 1903 -- A special from Enid, Oklahoma says: "Junius Brutus Booth, the actor, a nephew of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, has fully identified from photographs, etc., the man, David E. George, as his uncle, John Wilkes Booth. George, or Booth, committed suicide here January 13th last, and in his effects was found a letter directed to F.L. Bates, Memphis, Tenn., who came here at once and identified the body as that of John Wilkes Booth, and has since secured confirmation of his statement that George is in fact Booth. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CfD -- Finis L. Bates notes that "the foregoing are a few of the many comments made in the various publications." *Unsolved Mysteries* covered this story. Following are excerpts. Note that the person named "Orwellek" (sp?) has been investigating aspects of the Lincoln assassination for years.] ORWELLEK: Bates had the body preserved. He took many pictures of the body. Eventually, he had the body mummified to preserve it for posterity; to prove once and for all that the government had fooled us all. And he was not going to allow that cover-up to stand. NARRATOR: In 1931, six Chicago physicians examined the mummified body of John St. Helen [a.k.a. David E. George, John Wilkes Booth]. According to the findings of this affidavit, they specifically noted a scarred right eyebrow, a crushed right thumb and a broken-limbed leg. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 93 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. Across Europe, top public officials and corporate big-shots find themselves under arrest! For runaway corruption. In Milan, Italy, local residents are amused by the bigwigs brought into that nation's central jail for questioning about bribery and kickbacks. Knowledgeable folks say America needs a Milan-style prison. Like at a central point, like Chicago! ITEM: Assistant U.S. attorney William R. Hogan, jr., of Chicago, has been on administrative leave. The Justice Department has been, for months and months, dragging their feet on accusations against this federal prosecutor that he arranged perjury, drugs, and sex in the purported trials of numerous narco-terrorists in Chicago. Hogan counter-attacked, saying that the Justice Department covered up the bribery of six or more federal judges here. ITEM: The Clinton Justice Department has been suppressing details of some 18 sizeable firms reportedly expanding their business and/or acting as money laundries for massive drug smuggling through Arkansas -- reportedly including Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart, and J.B. Hunt Trucking Company. ITEM: Don Tyson, head of the poultry, fish, and meat processing firm, has resigned his post and left the united States, reportedly to escape a federal grand jury subpoena. According to long-suppressed DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] records, Tyson Foods has been implicated in smuggling dope inside chickens from Puerto Rico and Columbia. Reportedly, corrupt poultry inspectors in Puerto Rico have allowed otherwise forbidden old(?) chickens to be shipped to Tyson's plants in the united States. (They are called, by the way, "Social Security chickens"... old enough for a federal pension.) ITEM: According to Justice Department data, Richard A. Posner, chief judge of Chicago's federal appeals court, has been corrupted in at least 8 major cases, including his corrupt torpedoing of the $200 million embezzlement case against 20 name- brand stock peddlers -- such as Merrill-Lynch, Smith-Barney, and the queen of England's brokerage, Morgan-Grenfeld(?) of London. In court, the sole equity portfolio manager of the Illinois judges' pension fund claimed she was fired for complaining about the massive rip-offs by these stock brokers. ITEM: Garfield Ridge Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago, and the Mercantile Exchange, are reportedly implicated in laundering hundreds of millions of dollars, proceeds of CIA dope smuggling through the Mena airport in Arkansas. The bank has been owned by former long-time congressman (now a *former* congressman) Dan Rostenkowski of Chicago *and* by Mayor Richie Daley, through his corrupt family money manager, Daniel Shannon. Another bank stockholder whose interest has reportedly been concealed has been Hugh Rodham, brother of the first lady, Hillary. Also implicated are 6 other members of the Clinton White House, *and* former President Bush and Ollie North. ITEM: Attorney General Janet Reno has concealed data showing there is a secret unit, *in* *the* *Justice* *Department*, carrying out domestic and foreign political assassinations. They are reportedly implicated in "suiciding" Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, jr., who was planning to insist that "Sludge Willy" do something about the murder squad or be impeached. Hey! Warden of the Milan jail! You know something? We need you... like, *over* *here*!! In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "The Colossal Scandal of the White House". (312) 731-1505. New message Tuesday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 95 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE ANDREUCCETTI AFFAIR ======================= Longtime readers of Conspiracy Nation and its predecessor, Conspiracy for the Day, may recall mention by Sherman Skolnick of something called "The Andreucetti Affair". So, for example, in Conspiracy for the Day, January 25, 1994, we find All this and *more* are involved, in one way or another, in the Andrew Cetti(sp?) [Androchetti(?)] affair -- some 8 state and federal cases.... (...and that bank in Cicero was taken over by the successor to BCCI. *And* Marchinkas' nephew and that bank are among the defendants in the Andrew Cetti affair...) And on March 15, 1994, in Conspiracy for the Day, Mr. Skolnick is quoted as saying Hopkins & Sutter partner Jay Steinberg reportedly has played a key role in secretly transferring a $50 million RTC contingency fund from Chicago to Little Rock. Some details are in a series of blockbuster federal cases here called "The Andrew Cetti Affair" (sp?).... ...The [unclear] swindles and the "Andrew Cetti Affair" both implicate super FBI agent Mike "Chucky" Peters -- according to undisputed federal court records here, implicated in the murder of some 41 federal grand jury witnesses. Finally, one reader wrote to inquire, "Just who, or what, is the Andrew Cetti Affair?" On Wednesday, February 8, 1995, I received by U.S. mail a packet of information from Mr. Joseph Andreucetti himself, offering particulars on this case. What follows are portions of that information. Let us hope it can peel back the layers of mystery surrounding the Andreucetti Affair. (Note that I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all, or portions of, the following.) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + DOCUMENT #1 (January 27, 1995) -- To Whom It May Concern: Please find enclosed our Notices of Motions and Requests for Admission which have been served on the subject parties to this wide ranging dispute. Additionally, enclosed are Certified Mail Receipts indicating on whom these documents have been served. It is unbelievable that these allegations cannot be heard because of the voracity of the government's efforts to quash an adjudication of these allegations and a public knowledge thereby of these acts. Indeed, the following is a list of cases which have been filed so that these allegations could be heard in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division: 84 B 10338/9 (now 92 CV 1512) 90 C 5932 91 1937 92 A 1063 92 CV 673 (now 92 L 00101) 92 C 7048 (now pending) 92 CV 8128 (now 92 B 1791) 93 0371 93 CV 5261 93 CV 6797 (now 92 A 36) 93 CV 7037 94 1375 Indeed, these matters only continue after being dismissed by Magistrate Lefkow on November 21, 1994 after an *ex parte* Motion by the government because Judge Wayne Anderson ordered that discovery continue in disregard of the illegal ruling of Magistrate Lefkow. Further examples of the voracity of the government's attempts to hide, conceal, bury, override and prevent public knowledge of these acts are best obtained from the Citizens Committee to Clean Up The Courts founder Sherman H. Skolnick. Mr. Skolnick may be reached at: 9800 S. Oglesby Chicago, Illinois 60617 (312) 375-5741 Sincerely, Joseph Andreuccetti + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + DOCUMENT #2 [Xerox copies of certified mail receipts showing that copies of these documents were delivered to the Department of the Treasury, the IRS, Sen. Robert Dole, Rep. James Leach, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Lynett Redmer (see next document), Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, and to the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division.] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + DOCUMENT #3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION MARK SATO et al., plaintiffs, ) vs. ) No. 92 C 7048 SHIRLEY PETERSON et al., defendants. ) Jury Demanded Judge Wayne R. Andersen Magistrate Judge Lefkow NOTICE OF FILING. To: Eugene J. Rossi, Office of the U.S. Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 55, Washington DC 20044; Eileen Marutzky, Office of the U.S. Attorney, 219 South Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604; Internal Revenue Service, Kansas City, MO 64999 Please be informed that on October 17, 1994, we filed with the Clerk of the above Court, this Notice of Filing, with Certificate of Service below, together with attached Request for Admissions, Declaration of Andreuccetti and of Skolnick, and attached thereto six pages of records, all herewith served upon you. Joseph Andreuccetti, plaintiff, pro se 990 County Line Road Bensenville, IL 60106 (708) 860-9930 Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiff, pro se 9800 So. Oglesby Ave. Chicago, IL 60617 (312) 375-5741 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned does hereby certify that he caused a copy of the attached Request for Admissions, Declaration of Andreuccetti and Skolnick, attached six pages of records, together with Notice of Filing set out above, on those named in Notice of Filing, on October 17, 1994. (signed) Joseph Andreuccetti REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS Joseph Andreuccetti and Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiffs, pro se, make this Request for Admissions of the defendants and state as follows: 1. That on September 20, 1994, Skolnick and Andreuccetti went to the 14th floor of the building at 230 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division [C.I.D.]. Skolnick said he is a journalist and wishes to speak with the Chief or acting Chief of C.I.D. 2. A woman came to a door, said she speaks for the Chief, later identifying herself as Lynette Redmer [see above, document #2], and ushered Skolnick and Andreuccetti to a conference room. 3. Skolnick stated that he is a journalist, gave his card, and stated he is head of HOTLINE NEWS and participant of a TV Cable Show, "Broadsides", and founder/chairman, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts. He stated he is there with Andreuccetti, hereinafter "Joe", to report corruption, involving, among other things, corruption of U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Jay Steinberg. 4. Skolnick told her that Steinberg, in the name of Joe [Andreuccetti] has been preparing, and causing to be prepared, and causing to be filed, false and fraudulent federal tax returns. 5. That Steinberg has concealed that there was a 900 thousand dollar embezzlement involving Christian Henning, Jr., who falsely stated he was a partner of Joe. That Joe was falsely and fraudulently put into involuntary bankruptcy in 1984, still pending, by, among other things, a purported loan to him by First National Bank of Cicero. That Joe never received said funds which instead were applied by Henning and others for other purposes. That said bank has been dominated by Henning's uncle, Paul Marcinkus, until recently head of the mafia-dominated Vatican Bank. That Henning had corrupted the U.S. Attorney's office here, including but not limited to Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Hogan, Jr., now on administrative leave because of charges of misconduct. Result: that Henning escaped adequate punishment. 6. Ms. Redmer, by words and statements, showed that she already knew and knew about much of the foregoing, and did not dispute Skolnick's recital of said facts and confirmed that Hogan took bribes, in civil and criminal matters, to protect Henning, Household International, Edward J. Lesniak, as in U.S. vs. John Best. 7. By words and statements, in discussion with Skolnick, Ms. Redmer confirmed that her agency was having difficulty in an apparent tax evasion case being put together against Hogan. She confirmed that the difficulty was that Hogan was making charges, by way of rebuttal and blackmail, that upwards of six Federal judges in Chicago were corrupt, and took bribes, including but not limited to, Judge James F. Holderman, Judge Marvin E. Aspen, and Judge Suzanne B. Conlon. 8. That Ms. Redmer was already fully aware of circumstances and details regarding Joe having been the owner of Kingspoint Condominiums, in Addison, Illinois. She was aware and confirmed that Robert Belavia together with Wallace Lieberman had stolen said property; that Lieberman on other occasions was a U.S. Bankruptcy auctioneer. 9. She was aware that FBI agent Mike "Chuckie" Peters, who she knows, has been accused of murdering or arranging the murder of Lieberman near the First National Bank of Cicero, just before Christmas, 1991. 10. She stated she worked on the Belavia case, and that higher- ups, in her agency, who she understood to be corrupt, were anxious to have Belavia prosecuted on some offense, to get him out of the way. 11. By words and statements, she confirmed that top officials of her agency, on the next higher level, have corruptly taken as their own personal property the said Kingspoint property; and confirmed that this was aided and abetted by Edward J. Lesniak, Household International, [and] First National Bank of Cicero, among others. 12. By words and statements, she confirmed that said corrupt doings by the higher-ups in her agency was accomplished by having the land titles and related records as to Kingspoint to disappear, to be unavailable by alleged computer so-called "glitches", and other devices of concealment of ownership. 13. By words and statements, she confirmed that she recognized that Chief Bankruptcy Judge John D. Schwartz, in Joe's long- standing case, was highly corrupt. She did not deny or dispute that Judge Schwartz has a net worth of 140 million dollars and has not filed a proper federal tax return in thirty years. She cautioned Skolnick that it was improper for him, "to have those records," of her agency. 14. She confirmed that she was aware of the facts of corruption at the highest level in the IRS in Chicago, as detailed about Chicago and Los Angeles in a Congressional committee report, in 1990, by Cong. Doug Barnard. She said, "Let's deal with Chicago -- don't tell me about L.A." 15. She confirmed that she was aware that the higher-ups in her agency were secret and silent partners in at least two mafia- owned vending companies in Chicago Heights. That said corrupt IRS officials were aiding the mafia people to elude and escape IRS problems. 16. She confirmed that her higher-ups, who she knew and understood to be corrupt, were allowing, permitting, and condoning various corrupt Bankruptcy Trustees, not just Jay Steinberg in Joe's matter, to file false and fraudulent federal tax returns and details; by way of concealing the plundering of bankrupt estates and money laundering the proceeds, or even putting persons and firms not actually bankrupt into the bankruptcy court to be plundered. 17. She then and there said, "What is the point of you and me talking about all this when those higher up than me in the IRS are corrupt? What's the point of me even making a report?" Skolnick answered that his contacts in the building will watch to see how the higher-ups in her building are going to try to cover up my complaint. She said to Skolnick, "Do you have contacts in C.I.D.?" He said, "You can presume that." 18. She used words and statements to show she had inside knowledge of Joe's problem. She referred to a 54 or more million dollar fund parked by Resolution Trust Corporation with Household International, part of the details of Joe's various pieces of litigation. Turning to Joe, she said, "Well your claim against the fund is mostly 32 million dollar punitive damage claim from your DuPage [County] matter," which Joe disputes. She said, "The transfer (secretly) of 50 million [dollars] to Little Rock, that was Whitewater, right?" Skolnick confirmed that is correct. "They only needed 47 (million) down there, what happened to the 3 million difference?" Confirming that she knew from inside details that the President and First Lady are accused by some in R.T.C. of being implicated in the embezzlement of 47 million dollars missing from Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan of Little Rock. "Do you know exactly where in a secret trust they have the 50 million in Little Rock?" she said to Skolnick, who said, "The 3 million difference is for so-called 'transportation' expense, that is, street tax." She was aware that John E. Gierum was implicated in said transfer and was a close crony of First Lady Hillary. 19. She discussed with Skolnick and Joe a firm known as Glenrock Co., secretly owned by Chicago Mayor Richie Daley and his business crony Jeremiah Joyce. Skolnick said to her, "I notice you are not writing down anything about Glenrock." She answered, "That's the Rostenkowski matter -- I can't go into that." 20. She confirmed that she knew and was aware that Glenrock, a multi-million dollar operation in Northlake, Illinois, Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Indianapolis, Indiana, did not keep proper records for IRS and did not pay their proper income tax, and confirming that the corruption was "wired all the way to the (IRS) Commissioner in Washington, D.C." 21. That after a discussion between Skolnick, Joe, and the said Lynette Redmer, speaking as she said for the Chief of C.I.D., for some hour and a half, she stood up. As she did, Skolnick said to her, "Tell me, straight in front, is everything said by the three of us the truth -- you, me, and Joe? Do you already know it to be the truth?" She answered, "It is the truth, everything said in this room is the truth," and she ushered us out of the room and toward the elevators. 22. As part of this Request for Admissions, plaintiffs attach hereto and make a part hereof, six pages, being true copies of (a) 4 pages received by Joe from IRS, Kansas City; and (b) two pages showing that Jay Steinberg, Bankruptcy Trustee in Joe's matter, caused to be purportedly prepared and filed tax returns in the name of Joseph Andreuccetti; said tax returns Joe contends are false and fraudulent, and the IRS higher ups are in a position to know they are false and fraudulent. 23. At a time and place to be mutually agreed on between plaintiffs and defendants, plaintiffs ask that defendants produce for examination and copying by plaintiffs the matters hereinafter set forth. 24. All records, books, papers, microfilm, microfiche, electronic or other non-paper technology storage and retrieval, relating to, or pertaining to, Internal Revenue Service officials taking for their own personal use and ownership, individually, and/or through relatives, straw people, nominees, ownership, beneficial interest, financial interest, hypothecated instruments, or other interest, directly or indirectly, the properties known as Kingspoint Condominiums, Addison, Illinois, or any previous name they go by, and the legal descriptions it is known by or referred to. 25. All records and other versions of records as in paragraph 24, as to the 50 million dollar transfer, or amount thereabouts, of funds, already known to the defendant IRS, in the custody of Household International, transferred away from the Chicago area and kept or used in Arkansas or thereabouts. 26. All records and versions of records as in par. 24, as to the purported IRS lien, levy, or similar instrument, as to house of Joseph Andreuccetti, 4 North 176 Maple Avenue, Bensenville, IL 60106, and the disposition, if any, of the same. 27. All records and versions of records as in par. 24, as to or pertaining to Jay Steinberg, whether individually or as partner of Hopkins & Sutter, and/or as U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee, in the Joseph Andreuccetti litigation or related thereto, in that Steinberg has been causing to be prepared and filed with IRS and others, false and fraudulent tax returns purportedly for Joseph Andreuccetti. 28. All records and versions of records as in par. 24, as to or pertaining to, Joseph Andreuccetti and Christian Henning, Jr., First National Bank of Cicero, Illinois, and/or successor names of said Bank such as Pinnacle Banc Group, and Joe and American Heritage Savings & Loan, and Household International, Household Bank or versions of said name, and Edward Lesniak and First National Bank of Cicero or successor names. 29. All records and versions of records as in par. 24, as to or pertaining to Joseph Andreuccetti and John E. Gierum of Park Ridge, Illinois and Barton Kalish. Respectfully submitted, Joseph Andreuccetti, plaintiff, pro se 990 County Line Road, Bensenville, IL 60606 (708) 860-9930 Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiff, pro se 9800 So. Oglesby Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 (312) 375-5741 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 96 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1215, Feb. 6, 1995] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE (Mr. Nussle): Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 1995, the gentleman from Kentucky [Mr. Bunning] is recognized during morning business for 5 minutes. MR. BUNNING: Mr. Speaker, article I of the U.S. Constitution vests the power of the purse in the Congress. Unfortunately, the President of the United States has taken it upon himself to do an end run around the Constitution, the Congress, and the American people to bail out Mexico. Mr. Clinton has pushed the barriers past the breaking point. He is basing his power grab on a twisted reading of his authority under the Gold Reserve Act of 1934. That is the law which established the Exchange Stabilization Fund that Mr. Clinton has raided to save Mexico. The Exchange Stabilization Fund was not meant for the kind of shenanigans that Mr. Clinton is trying to pull. It was designed to ensure that we would have an orderly and stable system of exchange rates. In other words, the Gold Reserve Act gives the President authority to stabilize the U.S. dollar and protect its value. It does not give the President the authority to prop up the currency of Mexico. It seems that Mr. Clinton needs to take a refresher course in constitutional law. Only Congress has the authority to appropriate money. Apparently, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, doesn't think too much of Mr. Clinton's bailout scheme either. The Washington Times reported on February 1 that the Exchange Stabilization Fund, the IMF and the BIS do not have the resources to deal with Mexico's problems. He went on to say that the bailout should be addressed by the political leaders of the country because of its broad implications. Mr. Greenspan is not alone in thinking that this financing scheme is a multi-billion dollar disaster waiting to happen. The Heritage Foundation had warned that this bailout was a bad deal as early as January 25. A study by Heritage warned, The proposed loan guarantees may bail out Mexico this year, but they will not prevent another crisis unless the Mexican Government corrects the fundamental structural problems that caused the peso's collapse. Our financial partners in Europe seem to understand the problem. When it came to a vote at the International Monetary Fund, Germany, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland all abstained from voting rather than support Mr. Clinton's plan. I applaud my colleague, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, for pushing the envelope on this issue by introducing a privileged resolution that will put the House on record as to where we stand on this bailout. His resolution will put us on track to determine whether the President has acted outside the scope of his authority. We have all sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States. If the President is wrongly seizing power from the legislative branch, it is our duty to stop him. Mr. Taylor's privileged resolution is just the thing to start the inquiry into what I believe may be the power grab of our time. Congress, not the President or the Courts, is charged with the power to spend the money. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 94 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 13. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY: THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947 PART I : CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES (continued) 37. Chomsky, Noam, and Herman, Edward, Manufacturing Consent, Pantheon Books, New York, New York, 1988. (There is also a film: Achbar, Mark, Symansky, Adam, and Wintonick, Peter, Manufacturing Consent, Necessary Illusions/National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, 1992.) Chomsky is a leading dissident intellectual, linguistics scholar, author, and Institute professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Summary: Documents mind control in the U.S. committed by the media. Explores how "not an excess, but a lack of investigative zeal into the accumulating illegalities of the executive branch" demonstrates a need to see what the real function of the mass media is. "Focuses on democratic societies where populations not disciplined by force are subjected to more subtle forms of idealogical control." He gives specific examples of this media deception. Mass media requires that you be concise. The beauty of these concision prerequisites is that "you can only repeat conventional thought" in the time allotted between commercials. If one says that the news media is one big propaganda machine, someone will probably say, "What? Where is your supporting data? What are you talking about? What do you mean by that? Where did you get this idea?" And, of course, in order to do justice to their questions, one cannot respond in mere sound bytes. These answers are, by definition, going to take more time than that. It is not going to happen between commercials. And if it doesn't happen between commercials, then it doesn't happen. The real information is there, but only for a fanatic, "somebody who wants to spend a substantial part of their time and energy exploring it and comparing today's lies with yesterday's leaks and so on...." By the time the news reaches the viewer, it has already passed through several filters. First, the story has to suit the "size, ownership and profit orientation of the mass media." Second, the story has to suit the advertisers. Third, reliance on pre-packaged news sources slants the story. Fourth, the story must pass through the filter that reduces the likelihood of any negative responses to media statements or programs, because to respond to the negative complaints takes time and money. Fifth, the last filter is anti-communism, even at the expense of fascism. These filters together act to control the scope and direction of the news that passes through the gates to the people. A highly systematized program of propaganda feeds our people and institutions daily. 38. Thompson, Linda, Waco, The Big Lie (aka Waco I), American Justice Federation, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993. Thompson is an attorney and researcher into government corruption. Summary: Documents government responsibility for the murder of the people at Mt. Carmel in Waco, Texas. In February, 1993 approximately 130 people lived in a home in Waco, Texas. The group's leader was David Koresh. His wife, Rachel, and their three children also lived in Mt. Carmel. Koresh believed he had a calling to deliver the Biblical message of Revelation. Mt. Carmel was established in 1935 as a religious retreat. "Followers came to be called Branch Davidians. In sixty years there had been only one incident in an otherwise unblemished record of the Branch Davidians' peaceful existence with their neighbors." Former leader, George Roden's wife, had turned over leadership to Koresh. George Roden then unearthed a dead woman's coffin to see who could raise the dead. Koresh called the police. The police said they needed evidence. Roden opened fire when Koresh and seven others went to take photographs. Roden was shot in the finger. Koresh and the seven others were arrested and later acquitted. "Roden also accused David Koresh of getting his 75-year-old mother pregnant....In response David replied, 'If I took a 70-year-old woman and got her pregnant, you had better watch out. I'm God.'" The media took Koresh's quote of "I'm God" out of context and repeated it over and over without ever mentioning that Koresh had said it in an obviously sarcastic manner. Many people who lived at Mt. Carmel held responsible jobs in the community, including a teacher, a mailman, a Harvard educated lawyer, a computer analyst, and craftsmen. "Church services were no different than what you would expect at any church service. The Branch Davidians were well liked by their neighbors. What happened to target these seemingly peaceful and religious people for the wrath of the United States government?" A previous member, Marc Breault, had threatened revenge when he was asked to leave in 1989 after trying to take over the leadership from Koresh. Later Breault accused Koresh of adultery, child abuse, and gun-stockpiling. Breault contacted Cult Awareness Network (CAN), "a group that helps to arrange kidnappings and de-programming of people who join religious groups....Deprogramming is a form of brainwashing." Another way in which Breault sought revenge was by offering to help a disc jockey, David Jewell, obtain custody in a custody battle with his wife, Sheri Jewell, a member of Mt. Carmel. Breault later testified at the custody hearing. Koresh himself answered these charges with a swift and complete denial. Yet these same charges of polygamy and child abuse ended up in an ATF warrant. The ATF is responsible for making sure taxes are paid on guns and enforcing gun laws. "Why would these allegations be included in an application to search for weapons violations" when the ATF doesn't have the authority to investigate polygamy or child abuse? It would have been redundant anyway since these charges had already been investigated and found to be baseless by both the County Sheriff and the Texas Welfare Department. Several claims made in the ATF search warrant were false. First, reference is made to "the upper and lower receivers for" the AK47 rifle. But, in fact, the AK47 does not have an upper and lower receiver. It has a one-piece receiver. Second, Shotgun News is referred to as a "clandestine magazine," but, in fact, is a national newspaper with a circulation of 150,000 that is sold at newsstands all over the country. Third, it refers to a neighbor who had heard machine gun fire, but did not say that the County Sheriff had already investigated this claim. The Sheriff had found that Koresh owned a hellfire trigger, a legal device that merely sounds like a machine gun. Even owing a machine gun is legal as long as the owner pays a $200 tax on the gun. So the ATF raid was launched because the Branch Davidians were suspected of possibly owning a machine gun that they had failed to pay the tax on. "Branch Davidian Paul Fatta who was responsible for many gun purchases, states categorically, 'There is no 50 caliber machine gun out there. There is a 50 caliber gun that's a semi-automatic that was bought perfectly legal.'" The warrant also failed to mention the fact that the ATF had investigated the gun store where the Branch Davidians had purchased 225 guns. The owner of the store called Koresh and told him that the ATF had a problem with them buying so many guns. Koresh told the owner, "Tell them to come on out." The ATF declined Koresh's offer. Waco had "an extraordinarily high rate of federal gun prosecutions compared to the rest of the nation." Magistrate Green, a former U.S. attorney who issued the warrant, and Bill Johnstone, the U.S. attorney in Waco who filed the warrant, and the ATF may all be ignorant of gun laws. Aguilera claims to be experienced and informed regarding gun law. Yet, Agent Aguilera in the warrant confuses the meanings of several firearms terms: Machine gun, destructive device, explosive, and explosive device, each of which "has different, specific meanings in the federal law books." Then, Magistrate Green failed to notice Agent Aguilera's confusion. This may be why Waco has such a high rate of gun prosecutions. The Waco newspaper began a series of scandalous articles about Mt. Carmel the day prior to the raid, repeating the same allegations made by Marc Breault. The ATF lied outright when it claimed they moved the raid up a day because of these newspaper articles. "The warrant would expire if it wa not served by February 28 and the raid took place on February 28." One piece of film of the day of the raid provided to all news agencies was a piece of film that had been heavily edited before being distributed. There are glitches in the film where pieces have been obviously cut out. In the opening scenes, ATF agents are hiding behind cars while shooting at the front of the house. Within thirty seconds two groups of agents climb ladders up to the roof on the side of the house. No bullets are hitting the ground around any of the agents and no one is shooting at the agents climbing the ladders. The sounds are the agents' M16 and MP5 machine guns. Several agents are carrying fully automatic rifles. The agent climbing up the ladder on the right manages to shoot himself in the foot. Agent Royster said they had drilled and rehearsed the raid for months. Next they show three of the four agents on the roof breaking into a window. They toss smoke grenades into the room and then three agents climb in. Following another film glitch the fourth agent tosses something that appears to be a grenade into the room after them. "It makes no sense for him to be throwing anything at all into a room where the three ATF agents have just gone unless he intends to injure his own men. He also fires a machine gun into the room, twice, without looking." Someone from inside the room begins shooting back. The three agents who had been sent inside the room were killed. All three had been body guards for Bill Clinton during the campaign. A fourth agent was also killed the same day but before any shooting had begun. He was killed as he exited the cattle car. The ATF claims the Branch Davidians had bigger guns. Yet film footage shows ATF agents with MP5 and M16 machine guns. Mike Schroeder, a Branch Davidian, had left Mt. Carmel the day of the raid to go to work in town. When he heard on the radio about the raid, he attempted to go home to his wife and four-year-old son inside Mt. Carmel. Mike Schroeder, Norman Alison, and Woody Kendricks tried to go home. On his way home Schroeder was shot seven times, once in the eye, once through his heart, and five times in the back. Norman Alison was captured immediately and told the ATF that Schroeder had been killed. The official ATF lie told was that Schoeder and two other Branch Davidians started a shoot out as they tried to leave Mt. Carmel. But documents filed in the indictment of Alison proved that the ATF knew these men were trying to go into Mt. Carmel, "not shooting their way out." These same documents also prove that the ATF knew Schroeder had been killed. Yet Schoeder's body was left for days hanging outside on a fence. During these five days, his body was chewed by wild dogs and picked by birds. Finally, after five days the ATF notified Schoeder's mother that he was dead. Then they collected his body using a helicopter and a grappling hook and transported it "like a side of beef on a meat hook." Schroeder's wife inside Mt. Carmel was never notified of his death. Peter Gent's body was left on top of a water tower. His body literally fell apart and dropped to the ground when the Feds attempted to remove it with a grappling hook. "The Branch Davidians buried what remained of his body." Two ATF agents have spoken out about their disgust with ATF higher ups violating simple ethics, morality, and principles of the Constitution and law. One of them said, "The people that I put in jail have more honor than the top administration in this organization." On the fourth day of the seige the FBI was put in charge of the operation. All news people were kept a minimum of three miles away and regular citizens five miles away with road blocks and State Troopers and ATF agents armed with machine guns. The only news given out was the official select version filtered through an FBI agent/spokesperson. Despite the fact that it is illegal to use military troops against U.S. citizens, the FBI brought in Army tanks. National Guard troops and military equipment can be used if it is drug interdiction. As a ploy to avoid penalities for violating the Posse Comitatus Act, the FBI claimed that they had suspicion of a methamphetamine lab, despite the fact that drugs were never an issue at Mt. Carmel. Governor Ann Richards never did order the tanks off the Mt. Carmel property, even after she realized she had been deceived into consenting to their use. From that point on, all those at Mt. Carmel, including many very young children and babies, were totally cut off from the outside world, including utilities, phone, lights, gas, water, and plumbing. Bright stadium lights were used to keep the home lit up for twenty-four hours a day, while huge speakers broadcast the sounds of Tibetan chants, rabbits being slaughtered, and Nancy Sinatra's song, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'. "One refrain of that song says: I just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah, and if you play with fire you know you're gonna get burned." Punishments used by the FBI included using a tank to crush the car of any Branch Davidian who fell into disfavor with the FBI, "or in the case of the children, their go-carts." Thermal imaging was used by the FBI to allow them to see every person within Mt. Carmel. Fiber optic cameras were stuffed in the walls and vents of the Branch Davidian home. The FBI could see and hear everyone inside Mt. Carmel at all times. The FBI, ATF, and Janet Reno told American citizens that CS gas was being used out of "concern for the children." A training film shows the impact of CS gas on grown men in camouflage uniforms. They are coughing, sputtering, crying, spitting, grimacing, drooling, squinting, holding their heads, wiping their eyes, and gasping for air. For over two hours a tank sat on top of the tunnel to the underground bunker or was at the hold in the corner of the house at the entrance to the tunnel. While the tank sat there, agents could be seen getting in and out of the tank, "and the camera filming it conveniently cuts away." "At approximately 6:10 AM smoke begins pouring from the underground bunker. None of the media mentions the fire in the underground bunker, yet this is when and where the first fire began and where many people lost their lives." Then a tank is shown destroying the end of the house over the trap door to the bunker, ensuring no escape for anyone trapped inside the burning bunker. Then the tanks proceed to collapse all stairwells inside the Branch Davidian home. Then footage is shown which proves beyond any doubt that the tanks intentionally set the home on fire. "It proves that the Branch Davidians were murdered." Twice as the tank backs out of the house flames from a gas jet that shoots fire is plainly visible. Later, at a second story window where flame is erupting, as a tank drives out from behind the home, an agent is situated on top of the tank as if he just jumped down off the roof to the top of the tank. He is in the process of removing a fire-proof type hood. Another man on the roof, who the ATF claims is a Branch Davidian, while on the roof he removes a jacket, jumps down, then very calmly walks slowly away while removing a hood." He also appears to be carrying a rifle in his right hand." While the fire is buring helicopters circle over with men aiming guns at Mt. Carmel. None of the agents on the ground or in the air show any concern about explosions from inside Mt. Carmel during or after the fire. Many agents are shown walking casually around and about near the fire. Though great care is taken at all crime scenes to preserve evidence, tanks are shown pushing "what remains of the house and evidence into the fire." At 5:00 PM the evening of the fire agents are walking in and around the still-smoldering fire with no concern whatsoever for the supposed millions of rounds of ammunition. "In one final crude and insensitive display the ATF raised its flag in victory over the ruins of Mt. Carmel before the day was over. One voice was heard that day telling the truth, Brad Branch, a Branch Davidian who had left the Mt. Carmel center before the day of the fire. 'They are finishing off the job right now. They are destroying the crime scene. This is the biggest lie that has ever been put before the American public ever.'" 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 97 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE MEXICAN RESCUE PACKAGE [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1271-H1278, Feb. 6, 1995] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 1995, the gentlewoman from Ohio [Ms. Kaptur] is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. MS. KAPTUR: Mr. Speaker, we are holding this special order this evening because our various offices here on Capitol Hill have been inundated with telephone calls and inquiries regarding the Mexican rescue package, and many questions are being asked by constituents and citizens of our country that we can not, in fact, answer. I was asked today how much money has already left our U.S. Treasury as part of the drawdown on the deal that was announced last week by the Secretary of the Treasury and the President. The facts are that we cannot tell you. Therefore tomorrow morning, likely after the morning business, there will be a special resolution brought up here in the House, and it will be a privileged resolution. In that resolution we will be asking for a vote of the House and a ruling of the Speaker so that we can obtain the information that we cannot give you this evening about the terms of the arrangement that was made by our Government with the nation of Mexico. Our resolution requires that the Comptroller General of the United States report back to us within a 7-day period. So, we would try to draw to the Members' attention that this vote will likely occur tomorrow morning after the regular morning business, the 1-minutes and, perhaps, a vote on the Journal, and we will look forward to that moment. It is likely that in the way that the resolution will be brought up there will be very little time for debate. There may actually be an effort by certain interests in this Chamber to table the resolution, and we would ask the Members to vote against tabling the resolution so that, in fact, we will have an opportunity to get the facts that we really want. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from Oregon [Mr. DeFazio]. MR. DeFAZIO: So, the situation we are confronted with is the Treasury, in concert with the Federal Reserve Board, agencies of the Federal Government of the United States, have extended, as far as we know, in excess of $40 billion of credits, loan guarantees, currency swaps and other instruments to Mexico, that our questions regarding the source of these funds, the exact amount and the term of these funds, whether or not these funds are somehow secured -- you know, what authorization exists for extending these funds without coming to Congress for appropriations; the gentlewoman [is] saying that there is a possibility that this House will not ask to have those questions answered, that we could just be shut down here on the floor by ruling of the chair, and we will have no opportunity for debate, no opportunity to go forward and ask these questions. I, for one, as a Representative of a district from the Far West United States, feel that my constituents -- this is not the greatest issue before them, but they would certainly like to know what authority the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve, have, if it was extended to them by Congress, what amounts of money are controlled, what risks are involved, what collateral are involved. I mean all sorts of things we would like to know about even a small business transaction let alone one of this magnitude. But in this ruling we could just be shut down and not have any opportunity to discuss that? MS. KAPTUR: That is really what the vote tomorrow is about. We know that the constitutional authority of the House as the place within the Congress; that is, the first to authorize and appropriate dollars through the U.S. Treasury, was essentially shut off. Our Members were muzzled. We were not privy to information that should be ours in relation to the dollars of our taxpayers being put at risk either inside the United States or outside the United States, and we thought we were going to have full debate and disclosure on this matter when a decision was made without the involvement of the legislative branch of the United States of America. We now have to resort to special parliamentary tactics in order to bring this measure to a vote on the floor, and the gentleman is correct, that there are so many questions we want answers to that we are being asked, which are impossible for us to obtain, and we think that that is not what the Constitution intended, that in fact this is not a monarchy, this is not a parliamentary government. We are not an arm of the executive branch. We have our own status within the Constitution, and our constituents have an absolute right to know when their tax dollars are at risk, as they are, in this agreement, what the terms of that agreement are, what the terms of repayment are, what the nature of the collateral is. We need to know how fast money is being drawn down. Otherwise you cannot make a judgement as to what might happen in the future. What type of precedent does this set? It is our understanding that never has the authority of this particular set of institutions within the Government of the United States been used to such a degree, and, therefore, we think there are some very serious constitutional questions to be asked, as well as questions to be asked about the nature of the agreement itself. You know, I say with some humor this evening, "I hope the Mayor of Washington, DC, will take it in the humor that I offer it, but, you know that the District of Columbia here in our Nation's Capital has been having a lot of difficulty with its finances and is about to go bankrupt. It has been on all the pages here in the Nation's Capital and in other parts of the country, and we know that it's going to cost the District of Columbia real money to bail itself out, and it's money that we don't have in this Congress." So I had an idea over the weekend that what we ought to do for the Mayor of Washington and the citizens of the Nation's Capital is to get the executive branch involved because they obviously are very creative in figuring out how to make things happen and make it seem as though you are not spending any real money, and they ought to work up a Mexico-type deal for Washington. MR. DeFAZIO: Perhaps, if the gentlewoman would yield, I like that idea, and perhaps what the Government of the District of Columbia could do would be similar to what Wall Street has been doing. They can go down to Mexico, get a bunch of pesos, which are declining rapidly in value, and then they can take and exchange them to the Federal Reserve Board for United States dollars at a preferred rate, and by arbitraging this they can probably earn up to a billion quite readily, and they can pay off their debts. I mean, if we can do this for the Government of Mexico and the Wall Street speculators, why would we not do it for the District of Columbia? MS. KAPTUR: I figure, if the Capital of Mexico can draw on the taxpayers of the United States, why should not the Capital of the United States be able to draw on the taxpayers of the United States? I agree with the gentleman, and, knowing that those tesobonos are paying anywhere between 20 and 40 percent interest rates, the Mayor of Washington would certainly be well advised to get in on that because he could probably get the money he needs in a flash. MR. DeFAZIO: I bet, if the gentlewoman would yield further, I would imagine, if the city were to engage, perhaps, Goldman Sachs as their financial adviser, perhaps they could do very well on this matter because, if I could go back to the questions the gentlewoman is asking, as I recall, the gentlewoman from Ohio and a number of us signed a letter with a series of questions probably 3 weeks ago -- MS. KAPTUR: There were 13. MR. DeFAZIO: To the Treasury and the Secretary of the Treasury and asked many of these same questions in a just, straightforward, and friendly manner. We thought it was things it was essential we know before any sort of bailout go forward. Have we had any response? MS. KAPTUR: I am glad the gentleman put that on the *Record*. We asked over 12 questions, over a dozen questions; the first one: Who are the creditors that Mexico was paying off, seeing as how they were going to be borrowing the money from us to do it. We wanted to know specifically. We did not want to know some sort of general answer. We have received no reply from the Department of Treasury to our questions. MR. DeFAZIO: So, if the gentlewoman would yield further, it is not exactly like we are sandbagging them with this resolution of inquiry. We have been waiting 3 weeks on issues of national concern involving tens of billions of taxpayers' dollars, and we have had no response to a group of Members of Congress who have asked these questions. MS. KAPTUR: That is correct. I yield to the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Brown]. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 99 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- H.R. 666 <== NOTE THE NUMBER! ^^^ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + What is H.R. 666, you ask? Here is what Mr. Diaz-Balart says: H.R. 666 would limit the effect of the exclusionary rule, and give Federal judges more latitude to admit evidence seized from those accused of crimes, so long as the search and seizure in question took place under circumstances providing the law enforcement officer conducting the search with an objectively reasonable belief that his actions were in fact lawful and constitutional. Moreover, H.R. 666 establishes a shift in the burden of proof. If a search is conducted within the scope of a warrant, the defendant will have the burden of providing that the law enforcement officer could not have reasonably believed that he was acting in conformity with the fourth amendment. H.R. 666 builds upon Leon by codifying its holding. A Federal judge may still suppress evidence if it was seized in knowing or negligent violation of the Constitution. Evidence gathered in violation of any statute, administrative rule or regulation, or rule of procedure would be admissible unless a statute specifically authorizes exclusion of evidence. But, the good faith exception would apply and may render such evidence usable. {1}. Mr. Diaz-Balart, Member from Florida, goes on to add, "Mr. Speaker, I strongly support the Exclusionary Rule Reform Act of 1995 and urge adoption of this open rule for its consideration." {2}. Mr. Diaz-Balart, Member from Florida: add him to your list of bad guys. What's that you say? But this is hard to understand, just like the Andreuccetti Affair! I also am not 100 percent clear on this, so far. Here's what another Member, Mr. Beilenson, says: House Resolution 61, the provisions of which the gentleman from Florida has well explained, is an open rule. I support it, and I urge my colleagues to do the same. I am, however, as are others, concerned about the wisdom of the provisions of H.R. 666, the bill for which this rule has been granted. As my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee have written, H.R. 666 "commits affirmative harm to the Constitution." It breaks our Constitution's promise, as expressed in the fourth amendment, and which has been maintained for over 200 years, that all Americans have the right to be protected from arbitrary and unfounded governmental invasions of their homes. The protections of the fourth amendment have been enforced through the exclusionary rule, which prohibits prosecutors from using evidence in criminal cases that has been obtained in violation of the constitutional guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures. We should not only question the provisions of H.R. 666 which allow the use of evidence obtained without a warrant as going beyond permissible police search and seizure powers, but we must also question whether Congress has the power to change the exclusionary rule by simple legislation rather than by a constitutional amendment. Along with many of my colleagues, Mr. Speaker, I am confident that the constitutionality of H.R. 666 will be challenged and, I suspect, successfully. {3}. Mr. Beilenson: add him to your list of good guys. The gist of this exclusionary rule business seems to be that, for example, if you are stopped under the pretext of illegal lane change, then they find marijuana in your vehicle, then the original lane change violation gets thrown out, this new "666" legislation will mean you can still be found guilty on the marijuana possession. In practice, this will mean that a police officer can pull you over *for* *anything*, search your vehicle (he now has "probable cause" based on *whatever* he in "good faith" decides is a probable cause), and if he finds contraband, for example, -- *this* *has* *been* *a* *legal* *search*. Even if the original probable cause that precipitated the search turns out to be invalid. What's that you say? You say that you are law-abiding and have nothing to fear? *Wrong*. You have to fear detainment, search of your property (and guess what? they don't clean up after themselves after they have torn apart your house), neighbors viewing you askance due to the police raid on your property at 4 a.m., nervous police who may shoot you if you make the wrong move, etc., etc. And if you are political, man can they go after you now. Going back to the *Congressional Record*, Mr. Torricelli notes, The right of persons to be secure in houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, the fourth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Today we are told it is an inconvenience, it is in the way of the police... {4} Breaking in... Remember what Officer Jack McLamb (ret.) of the Phoenix Police said? ...there's been much research, *much* research, and much documentation to the fact -- and I say *fact*, fellow police officers (We've got some female police officers here too. Thank you for coming.), -- but I'm telling you, I want you to hear this, I'm talking about *fact* that we can prove, we've got the evidence -- an evidentiary foundation that would stack as high as *I* am, the evidence, I've seen it -- that the U.S. government, certain factions of the U.S. government, have been involved in importing the majority of drugs in the United States since the '60s. Since 1960.... {5}. So we've got the U.S. government importing the drugs, making the drugs illegal, causing crime, then saying "Hey! We need to throw out the 4th amendment because crime is so bad!" As McLamb explains, How do you create anarchy in the streets, now? Well, you've got to do what the dialectic, the Hegelian dialect, said. And the Hegelian dialect was something that was conceived to cause you to do things you wouldn't do unless there was something serious happening in your community. Here's the dialectic: The Hegelian principle is, revolutionaries in government have created economic chaos; shortages of food, fuel; confiscatory taxation; a crisis in education; and the threat of war, crime, and other divisions, to condition Americans for the New World Order. The technique is as old as politics itself. It is the Hegelic principle to bring about change in a three step process: the thesis, the antithesis, and the synthesis. The first step, the thesis, is to create a problem. Crime. Let's use that as an example. Drugs. Illegal aliens coming in. Uh, the economy collapses as the illegal aliens come in. The economy gets worse. Whatever the problem is, you create it on purpose, O.K.? That is the thesis. The antithesis is, to generate opposition to the problem. [CN -- The reaction to the problem.] Fear. Panic. Hysteria. And then the synthesis is, to offer the solution to the problem created in step one! {6}. So the "solution" to the problem *they* *themselves* *have* *created* is to throw out the 4th amendment! And namby-pamby liberals and weekend leftists will staunchly block this awareness! They will lean back, smile knowingly, and tell you that you need to do an "institutional analysis"! The 4th amendment has become "inconvenient", drug dealers have merged with the government, and "666", literally, has arrived. Yet not to worry -- just leave it to the anemic and oh-so-fashionable "intellectuals". Straighten out your turtlenecks, boys, and tell us again: there are no conspiracies. Amazingly in all this, Pat "turn in your guns" Schroeder appears as a "good guy": Right now Americans are basically protected from illegal searches and seizures by the fact that, yes, of course, today the FBI or the BATF or the local police could come and go through your house, your car, whatever, without a warrant. But if they find anything, they could not use it against you. Therefore, that is a real inhibitor. Why would you, as a FBI agent or a police officer, go running through, stopping people illegally or searching homes illegally if you could not use it to prosecute? The idea being now, if you want to prosecute someone and you have cause, you go get a warrant and then you go get it. If you take away that, which is what this bill does -- this bill says if they come through your house, if they come through your car, if they do not have a warrant and they find anything, they could still use it -- why would anybody go get a warrant? So what we are really doing as we adopt this bill is just totally doing away with the requirement to have a search warrant, because there is not penalty paid, no penalty at all paid if they illegally search. {7}. And you thought this new Congress was supposed to be conservative! Well, like Gomer Pyle used to say, "Surprise, surprise, surprise." With a Congress like this, no wonder people get the wrong idea about conservatives. "It is a great irony that a new conservatism, believing that government robs people of their freedom, believing in the right and the sanctity of private property, would now cause a new exclusion," notes Mr. Torricelli. {8}. But isn't it just Tweedledum and Tweedledee? Isn't it just the same bunch of assholes wearing new masks? Could be. *The Spotlight* notes that "the Democrat-controlled Houses of the 101st and 102nd Congresses passed bills aimed at doing the same thing -- possibly opening citizens to unconstitutional warrantless searches." {9}. You may, especially if you are a new reader of Conspiracy Nation, be wondering, "Why didn't I see this H.R. 666 in the newspaper? Why wasn't that nice, smiling Tom Brokaw telling me about this?" Why you silly person! Don't you know that the O.J. Simpson trial is so important to your quality of life and to that of your offspring that the loss of 4th amendment protections must take a back seat!? But these *politicos* aren't all slimy scuz. Here are some more quotes from a couple of Members who upheld their oath to defend the Constitution. MR. STUPAK: Mr. Chairman, I come down here today. I had no intention of coming down here today until I started listening to the debate, and the more I listened to it, the more concerned I have become and the more convinced I am that we need the amendment proposed by the gentleman from Michigan [Mr. Conyers]. There are very few principles in our Constitution or in the amendments in our Bill of Rights that are more sacred than protecting people and their homes from unreasonable search and seizures. As I was in my office discussing matters with some constituents, the gentleman from North Carolina, who had a very long and distinguished career in law enforcement, came up and spoke in favor of H.R. 666, but what the gentleman said are words to this effect, that the fourth amendment applies only to law-abiding citizens, as he was 2 months ago. I say to my colleague, "The fourth amendment applies to everyone in this country, whether you're a law-abiding citizen, whether you are driving down the road and being stopped by the police, or whether you are walking home at night and being stopped by the police. We are all citizens, and we all have the protection of the fourth amendment against unreasonable search and seizures." Having been a police officer for 12 years, 12 years of having worked the road while I was a police officer, I also went back and got my law degree and was assigned to special investigations. I also taught constitutional law, search and seizure and criminal law at the Michigan State police academies, and I continued to work the road and to do special investigations. No matter who you are, the fourth amendment applies to you. We do not know when the resources of the State or local or Federal Government will turn their resources on you, and you then become a suspect. You do not suddenly lose your fourth amendment rights. You cannot lose these rights. {10}. And Congressman Rush, of Chicago: MR. RUSH: Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to this exclusionary rule, this move to enact H.R. 666. Mr. Chairman, as I sat in my office and listened to the debate, I must tell Members of this body that I became more terrified about this piece of legislation than I have been about any legislation that I have been asked to consider as a Member of this body since I was elected to this office representing the First Congressional District of Illinois. A little over 25 years ago, Mr. Chairman, there was an illegal search and seizure conducted by the Chicago Police Department within the city of Chicago. As a result of that illegal search and seizure, admittedly illegal search and seizure by the Chicago Police Department, two individuals were killed [Fred Hampton and Mark Clark], seven individuals were wounded. They also, the survivors of that particular raid in the city of Chicago, had the right to sue. They did sue. The county of Cook settled out of court, but it did not bring life back to the two individuals who were killed. That was December 4, 1969. December 5, 1969, Mr. Chairman, my apartment was also raided illegally, supposedly in search of guns. They did not come with a warrant. They came with weapons pulled, weapons blazing. They shot my door down. Fortunately I was not at the apartment. My family was not at the apartment at that time. They entered my apartment, did not find any weapons, but yet and still, they justified it, Mr. Chairman, Members of this body, by saying that they, in fact, did find contraband in my apartment; they did find a bag of what they identified at the time [as] a bag of marijuana in my apartment. Mr. Chairman, upon further research and upon actions by my attorneys at the time, my attorneys took them to court, and in court they indicated that that bag of marijuana, where they had shot my door down, guns blazing, threatening; had I been there, I would have been killed also, and my family would have been killed, wiped out totally, they found that that bag they called marijuana was nothing more than bird seed. [...] Mr. Chairman, I must say to you that although at the time, 25 or more years ago, a little over 25 years ago, back in the city of Chicago we felt as though we had no friends. We felt as though the power of this Nation was coming down on our backs as young men who felt, young men and women, who felt that we wanted to challenge the status quo. I must say that it was Members of this body led by the distinguished gentlemen from Michigan who did come into Chicago, the Congressional Black Caucus, and put the skids, put the skids on the type of police atrocities and police violations of the law and police murder that was occuring in the city of Chicago, put the skids on that. They came in, and they conducted a hearing, and because they did focus national attention on what was happening in Chicago, police forces there backed up and subsequently were found, they admitted, that they had no legal grounds to murder two individuals, and so they had no legal grounds to come into my apartment to seize and to search and seize in my apartment and to charge me with a felony of which it was baseless. It was groundless. It was only an excuse, only an excuse, Mr. Chairman, to take my life away. I must tell you that today that is the issue that is at stake for many, many Americans, whether or not we are going to have police forces throughout this Nation, any police force, given the arbitrary power for political reasons to invade someone's privacy, to invade their homes under the guise of arbitrary decisions that they want to make. {11}. -------------------------<< Notes >>----------------------------- {1} *Congressional Record*, H1315, Feb. 7, 1995 {2} Ibid. {3} Ibid. {4} *Congressional Record*, H1320, Feb. 7, 1995 {5} Conspiracy Nation, Vol. 2, Num. 63 {6} Conspiracy Nation, Vol. 1, Num. 82. {7} *Congressional Record*, H1322, Feb. 7, 1995 {8} *Congressional Record*, H1320, Feb. 7, 1995 {9} *The Spotlight*, Feb. 20, 1995, Vol. XXI, Num. 8, p. 1. {10} *Congressional Record*, H1324-H1325, Feb. 7, 1995 {11} *Congressional Record*, H1330-H1331, Feb. 7, 1995 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 01 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- OLLIE NORTH UNDER SCRUTINY AGAIN FOR DRUG RUNNING ================================================= >From *The New Federalist*, Feb. 13, 1995 By Edward Spannaus Feb. 7 (EIRNS) -- Oliver North's deep involvement in illegal drug-smuggling and gun-running -- which was highlighted during last fall's election campaign -- is again drawing attention. Ollie claimed during the Virginia Senatorial campaign that he was the "most investigated man on this planet." So far, he hasn't been, not by a long shot, but it could still happen, if some people get their way. It is widely known that a major exposure of the 1980s Mena, Ark. gun-running and drug-running operation is in the works {1}, an exposure which will hit Ollie North very hard. The story was, until recently, scheduled to run in the Washington Post, and was reportedly killed {2} after many weeks of review by that newspaper's editors, but informed sources in Washington expect that it will soon be published in another location. While many want to portray the Mena story as a piece of the Whitewater scandals being run against President Clinton, the truth is that Clinton has little to do with it." {3}. The real scandal of Mena centers around Ollie North and George Bush. The Mena airfield in western Arkansas was one of many locations used for drug-running operations which involved Ollie North's Contra networks in Central America. North's supervision of a massive drug-smuggling operation run by Contra operatives was exposed during last fall's election campaign by former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Celerino Castillo {4} and others; Castillo showed, for example, that all of North's pilots flying out of the Ilopango military airfield in El Salvador were documented to be drug-traffickers. One of the key operatives in Arkansas for Ollie North's Contra apparatus was Larry Nichols {5}, who is now going around the country threatening President Clinton {6} and peddling Whitewater stories. {7}. It was because Nichols was spending state time and money working with Oliver North and the Contras, that Clinton fired him from an Arkansas state job in 1988. {8}. Nichols was in regular contact with Nicaraguan Contra leaders such as Mario and Adolpho Calero in New Orleans, and with Gen. Richard Secord, who ran the Contra re-supply operation for North and George Bush. Yes, George Bush. Contrary to the myths about "Iran-Contra" being run by a lone Lt. Colonel out of the National Security Council, the truth is that these and many other, less well-publicized, dirty and illegal covert operations were run out of the office of Vice President George Bush while Ronald Reagan was President; the "Contra" operation, for example, including especially guns and drugs, was directed from the Vice President's office and was supervised by Bush's national security adviser and former CIA colleague, Donald Gregg. -+- Ollie's Drug Depot -+- The controversial Mena article which the Washington Post has refused to run, was co-authored by former National Security Council official Roger Morris and investigative reporter Sally Denton, and is based on more than 2,000 documents concerning Barry Seal, a major drug-runner and DEA/CIA informant who was shot to death in 1986. Seal operated out of the Mena airfield in western Arkansas from 1981 to 1986, flying guns out and drugs in. The documents utilized by Morris and Denton in their article include Seal's bank records, telephone records, and personal correspondence and diaries, as well as extensive law-enforcement records. The Seal records confirm what is already well-known: that Mena was being used to fly weapons into Central America, and that drugs were brought back on the return flights. All of the numerous efforts to investigate the Mena operation during the Reagan and Bush administrations were blocked on "national security" grounds. These dirty operations were run out of Bush's office under the nominal authority of National Security Decision Directives Nos. 2 and 3, issued early in the Reagan administration. Out of these came the Special Situation Group (SSG), headed by the Vice President; and then came the Crisis Pre-Planning Group, an inter- agency coordinating body whose staff coordinator was Oliver North. Under NSDD-2 and NSDD-3, George Bush was in charge of the entire "secret government" apparatus -- which not only ran covert operations overseas, but also against U.S. citizens at home. This was the true story of "Iran-Contra," which was never investigated either by Congress or by Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. Now, with new evidence about Mena circulating, and in the aftermath of North's failed Senate campaign, there is a climate building which could finally result in the first full investigation of the crimes of George Bush and his flunky, Oliver North. {9}. --------------------------<< Notes >>---------------------------- {1} "It is widely known that a major exposure of the 1980s Mena, Ark. gun-running and drug-running operation is in the works..." See, for example, *The Spotlight*, Feb. 20, 1995, p. 11: Skolnick said the Clintons are on a collision course with their "upcoming downfall," and cited numerous reasons for it, including the "singing" of Webster Hubbell, prosecutors wanting to open a Vince Foster case and testimony from Chicago about a "missing $47 million" that once belonged to the Resolution Trust Corporation. {2} "...scheduled to run in the Washington Post, and was reportedly killed..." See, for example, *The London Sunday Telegraph*, Jan. 29, 1995, "Arkansas Drug Expose Misses the Post". {3} "...the truth is that Clinton has little to do with it." *Relatively* little would be more accurate. Clinton and the gang profited enormously, according to Sherman Skolnick and others. For a good look at Clinton's Arkansas, see "The Name of Rose" by L.J. Davis, *The New Republic*, April 4, 1994. {4} Expose of drug-smuggling run by Contra operatives. See, for example, Conspiracy Nation, Vol. 2, Num. 53, and Vol. 2, Nums. 63-67. {5} Regarding the *New Federalist* allegations on Larry Nichols: unsubstantiated. If *New Federalist* has evidence, let's see and/or hear it. {6} Regarding the *New Federalist* allegations that Nichols is going around the country threatening President Clinton: that is ridiculous. It is against the law to threaten the President (or anyone). If Nichols were doing what *New Federalist* is saying, he would have long since been visited by the Secret Service. {7} Regarding the *New Federalist* allegations that Nichols is "peddling Whitewater stories": Nichols has stated time and again that he makes no profit from his "Whitewater stories". Also, LaRouche, if you're out there and if the Vatican will let you respond, are the following persons *also* "peddling Whitewater stories"? a) Pat Matrisciana, Citizens for Honest Government; b) Judge Jim Johnson: "My God, Larry Nichols was right."; c) Mrs. Jerry Parks: "What Jerry had in those files could have unseated this President."; d) Gary Parks: "I have no doubt that Clinton himself, or people behind Clinton, had my father murdered."; e) Officer John Brown, retired police officer involved in investigating the Henry/Ives death case.; f) Scott Wheeler, reporter and talk show host; g) Authors Terry Reed and John Cummings; h) *Many* others. {8} Regarding *New Federalist's* claim that Clinton fired Nichols for working with North and the Contras: *that* is ridiculous. Nichols, in fact, was threatening to blow the whistle on Clinton and the gang. For further details on the whole rotten mess, see, for example, *Compromised* by Terry Reed and John Cummings -- a book, by the way, that *New Federalist* has praised highly. {9} "...a climate building which could finally result in the first full investigation of the crimes of George Bush, etc." With a Republican Congress, the Republicans are gonna let Bush and his gang get investigated?? I have major doubts. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 98 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE MEXICAN RESCUE PACKAGE [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1271-H1278, Feb. 6, 1995] [...continued...] MR. BROWN of Ohio: You know, as bad as we thought, as bad an idea as we thought the bailout was 3 weeks ago, in the last few days, with Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in this country, it only exacerbates the problem in Mexico. If you remember 2 weeks ago, 3 weeks ago, Mr. Greenspan was all over the Congress, lobbying, talking to Republicans, talking to Democrats, meeting with Speaker Gingrich, talking to the President, everybody he could, about this Mexican bailout on the one hand. Then on the other hand we began to hear stories that he was leaking out that the Federal Reserve is about to increase interest rates. When that happens, when interest rates are increased in this country, which happened last week, in addition to what it does to home buying, homebuilding, the cost of credit, the costs to borrowed money for small businesses, all the hurt that puts on the economy, what it does with the Mexico situation is simply pull the rug out from under this whole bailout situation whereas the price, the cost, as the dollar gets stronger, the peso by definition gets weaker, which means that the $16 billion or so that Mexico already owes back to western investors gets more expensive so that it decreases the chance of pay back. It means those loan guarantees and direct loans may in fact not be paid back, but increases the chances there, and at the same time it undercuts the whole ability of the Mexican Government to get back on its feet in the Mexican society. It simply does not make sense that the Federal Reserve did both of those things, or the Federal Reserve Chairman did both of those things the same month. MS. KAPTUR: If I might reclaim my time just for a second, does it not interest you that over the last year the Federal Reserve of our country raised interest rates six times, and during that period of time, of course, it became more lucrative for funds to be drawn into the United States and away from Mexico? This was all going on at the same time. We were asking ourselves why are interest rates going up in the United States when there is no inflation. MR. BROWN of Ohio: American investors were benefiting. There were incentive for American investors to pull their money out, and that is what accelerated the whole downward plunge of the peso. You couple the politics of NAFTA, that the Mexican Government and the American Government did not want any peso devaluation during NAFTA, the Mexican government did not want any peso devaluation, although it could have been done in small increments during their own Presidential elections. So the politics of Mexico and the easy availability of money sent to Mexico, and the American bankers and American investors sending their money down there, the Mexicans glad to receive it, certainly with the NAFTA stamp of approval, yes, our Government was saying it is O.K. to invest there, all played into this. MS. KAPTUR: If I might yield time to the gentleman from Vermont [Mr. Sanders]. MR. SANDERS: I thank the gentlewoman from Ohio. We are back together again, right. MR. DeFAZIO: After hours. MR. SANDERS: Fourteen months ago many of us, all of us, and many other of our colleagues told the American people that we thought the NAFTA agreement was going to be a disaster. On the other side we had the President, we had the Republican leadership, we had virtually every major corporate newspaper in America, who were telling us what a wonderful deal NAFTA was going to be for American workers, for Mexican workers, and for the people in general. Fourteen months have come and gone, and sadly, sadly, virtually every concern that we had at that time has proven to be true. And after the 14 months, instead of our friends who supported NAFTA coming forward and saying, "O.K., we admit it, we made a mistake, we were wrong, everybody is wrong, they were wrong"; but instead of coming forward and saying they were wrong, what they now come forward and say is, "Hey, we need a $40-plus billion loan guarantee to Mexico, because NAFTA has been such a success that the Mexican economy is disintegrating, their Government is extremely unstable, and therefore, at a time when small business in America is in trouble and we do not offer them loan guarantees, family farmers in America, we do not offer them loan guarantees, we have a $200 billion deficit." And what irritates me very much is every single day on the floor of this House, Members of Congress say, "Hey, we have to cut back on Social Security, on Medicare, on Medicaid, on nutrition programs for hungry children and hungry senior citizens. We have got to do that." We do not have enough money. And yet apparently there is not quite that concern for putting $40 billion of taxpayers' money at risk for this bailout. The first point I would like to make this evening in terms of this bailout is it is very interesting who is for it and who is against it. Polls indicate, I think the latest poll I saw is that some 80 percent of the American people are against this bailout. Maybe some of the viewers would say, well, obviously all the Mexican people are for this bailout. Wrong. Polls indicate, as I understand it, that a healthy majority of Mexicans are against the bailout because they are concerned about the sovereignty of their nation. MR. BROWN of Ohio: If the gentleman will yield, including one of the major presidential candidates in Mexico who has come out against and spoken at a rally of literally tens of thousands of Mexicans, I would add. MR. SANDERS: So you have the American people against the bailout, you have the Mexican people against the bailout. And one of the frustrations that all of us share is that we know that, if that vote had come to the floor of the House, the U.S. Congress, House and Senate, Republicans and Democrats, and the only independent, were all against the bailout. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: How did the gentleman vote on this issue? MR. SANDERS: Well, that is a very interesting question. I was about to vote no for the bailout. Unfortunately, it never came to the floor of the House. I have not yet voted on it. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: How did Ms. Kaptur vote on the issue? MS. KAPTUR: On this bailout issue, we have not had a chance to vote on it. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: How did the Speaker of the House vote on the issue? MS. KAPTUR: The Speaker of the House has not had a chance to vote on this matter. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: The chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations? MS. KAPTUR: The chairman of the Committee on Appropriations I spoke with the other day. There has been no bill referred to his committee. There is not a bill that has been brought up here to the Congress. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: Twenty billion dollars of American tax dollars, and there was not a vote in the Congress of the United States. Is that what you are telling me? MS. KAPTUR: There has not been a vote here in the Congress of the United States. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: When will Congress get a chance to vote on this? MS. KAPTUR: We were trying very hard to get a vote, hopefully tomorrow. We introduced a bill on Friday. Because the Speaker will not bring up the bill, we have to use very unusual procedures to force a bill on the floor, which we expect will come up tomorrow sometime after 11 o'clock, under very prescribed rules where we will have very little opportunity to debate. But we have not been able to get any hearings in the committees of any significance. We have not been able to get a bill. The executive branch did this completely on their own, without the Congress being involved. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: Ms. Kaptur, is it really fair to say the executive branch did this entirely on their own? Let us go back the 13 months that my friend Mr. Sanders made reference to. What was then minority whip, now Speaker of the House Gingrich's position on NAFTA? MS. KAPTUR: Mr. Gingrich was a very strong supporter of NAFTA, and in fact when NAFTA got in trouble, he ended up rounding up the votes to ultimately pass it. There were I think 43 votes that were switched at the end. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: So again going back to what Mr. Sanders had to say, what incentive then does Speaker of the House Gingrich have to bring this to a vote? After all, his folks got their $20 billion. The American people are left holding the bag. Four hundred and thirty-five Congressmen never voted on it. Folks back home do not know if they were for it or against it. What recourse is there for a Member of Congress who feels like his constituents have gotten the short end of this stick and that his constituents' children have gotten the short end of the stick? After all, they have already lent $20 billion. But it is my understanding, please correct me if I am wrong, there is $35 billion in this fund. That means there is $15 billion still to be left at the whim of the President. To put that as a reference to the citizens of this country, $35 billion is roughly what this Nation will spend on its veterans this year. Yet, you are telling me, without a vote in this body, up to $35 billion can be pledged by the United States, with little or no guarantee that it will ever be repaid. As a matter of fact, I have heard the Mexicans have made only one debt payment one time in the past dozen years or so. [...to be continued...] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 02 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- P O T P O U R R I ================= ITEM: From *New Federalist*, 2/13/95, "New Intensity in Brit War on Clinton" by Scott Thompson: "Writing in the Times of London Feb. 6, he [Lord Rees-Mogg] titled his piece, 'Even Watergate was small beer compared to this: Despite a phony calm, President Clinton is besieged by investigations into his dubious past.'" "Claims Rees-Mogg, 'As soon as one starts to talk to Washington insiders, one realizes that President Clinton is trapped by a process of inquiry from which he would be unlikely to escape, even if he were wholly innocent of any wrongdoing. And he is far from that. There are at least six separate processes, each of which could be fatal to the President.'" Lord Rees-Mogg "throws the kitchen sink at Clinton: allegations of drug-trafficking and money laundering; the Whitewater business itself; sexual harassment of Paula Jones; the 'suicide deaths' of a host of people, like former White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster, and so on. His lordship concludes: 'Arkansas is corrupt, like Mexico is corrupt... It may have been impossible for Bill Clinton to keep his hands clean, but his great mistake was to think that he could go from being Governor of Arkansas, a deeply corrupted state, to being a U.S. President without the truth emerging.'" + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ITEM: From *New Federalist*, 2/13/95, "New Intensity in Brit War on Clinton" by Scott Thompson: In the same article as above, Thompson adds, "The British and pro-British press campaign against the President derives from this strategic conflict, and is meant to pave the way for the assassination of Clinton, who has a worse security situation than any recent President, including JFK." Let me add that it is to be hoped that NO violence occurs to President Clinton; in the most *unwanted* and *unfortunate* event of such a tragedy, it is unlikely that the American people will ever hear the whole truth of what has been going on. Let us hope for safety for the President so that he can stand trial and we can learn the whole truth. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ITEM: From *The Washington Times*, National Weekly Edition, Feb. 13-19, 1995, "Tyson Aide Protests Probe in Hill Visits": "The principal spokesman for Tyson Foods Inc. is visiting congressional offices to complain about independent counsel Donald Smaltz and his investigation of the company's ties to former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy... Bob Schiff, a staff attorney for Public Citizen's Congress Watch, said the contacts could be interpreted as 'asking members of Congress to intervene in what is potentially a criminal matter... Our assumption is that that is what is being sought even if the words are not said... An investigation by an independent counsel ought to be hands off as far as political pressure goes.'" ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 03 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 14. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY: THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947 PART I : CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES (continued) 39. Thompson, Linda, Waco, The Big Lie Continues (aka Waco II), American Justice Federation, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1994. Thompson is an attorney and researcher into government corruption. Summary: Documents government complicity in the murder of the people at Waco, Texas and examines why the government lied in their official independent investigations of Waco. A photograph of the front door of Waco the morning ATF arrived shows there is a child outside, close to the front door as the ATF began wildly firing. The facial "features of the child were deliberately blurred by someone" in order to prevent recognition. The child has been identified as probably David Koresh's eight-year-old little boy. "After the raid these agents were captured on film running with a small body to an ambulance." "Other children were killed that day, too, as a helicopter fired down into the house." One of the grandmothers testified to this. Children who lived through the raid drew pictures for the psychiatrists showing many bullets coming through the roof. Dick De Guerin, the attorney who had entered during the siege, said he had seen the room and bullet holes where the helicopter had fired down, killing a nursing mother and children. But he, nor his former college classmate, FBI Director William Sessions, shared any of this with the public until after Mr. Carmel had been destroyed with fire and bulldozed over. The 911 recordings between the Branch Davidians and Sheriff's Deputy are evidence of the Branch Davidian's frequent references to the helicopter firing in on them. "They are clearly terrified of them." In these 911 tapes and in a radio interview, David Koresh said that "the ATF killed his children." A photo of one of the helicopters used in the raid clearly shows a 308 machine gun mounted in the doorway. The words "United States Army" are marked on the helicopter tail. The government said that the three helicopters used in the raid "were unarmed National Guard helicopters." "The [Treasury Department] report admits that Janet Reno lied when she told us that David Koresh had refused to send out video tapes showing the condition of the children." The report also admits Koresh did send out a tape and the government was concerned that if the public saw this tape that "Koresh would gain much sympathy." Two men from Indiana drove day and night to bring baby food and chicken feed requested by the Branch Davidians. Despite their peaceful mission, they were arrested. "Their crime? Bringing baby food to Mt. Carmel. This occurred only three days before Janet Reno claimed that the government assault with tanks was out of 'concern for the children.'" A tank, which had been stationed over the outdoor underground tunnel, had "agents getting in and out over the underground bunker....Smoke was pouring from the underground bunker less than five minutes before a tank smashed the end of the house," collapsing it down over the trap door to the bunker. "Anyone in the bunker was trapped. No one in the house would be able to run to the safety of the bunker to escape the deadly gas and flame." Autopsies of the children showed that many of them died from blunt trauma. Coroner Rodney Crowe said that large chunks of concrete from the bunker had fallen on these people. Twenty-one died from gunshot wounds and the rest died of smoke inhalation and suffocation from being buried in debris when the bunker collapsed. "So now we know why the Treasury Department, the White House, the ATF, and the Justice Department were so desperately lying to us all along." The government repeatedly claimed that their attack on Mt. Carmel, the gassing, the raid, and the destruction of evidence was all because of their "concerns for the children." Lloyd Bentson is head of the Treasury Department, which is responsible for the ATF. This is the same man who chose three supposedly independent investigators to analyze what happened in the "police firebombing of the headquarters of a group called Move in Philadelphia." Yet the three investigators he chose had each been directly involved in either the planning, execution, or cover-up of this disaster which ended in a fiery situation similar to Waco. Similarly, his investigation of Waco also contains flaws. He had promised a report that would be a thorough and vigorous investigation of events leading up to Waco. Instead the title of his report is "Investigation of Vernon Wayne Howell." Within this report, they persist in calling the Davidian home "'a heavily armed, fortresslike compound' even though we've all seen by now that the house was a simply constructed masonite exterior frame home." The report begins with a page devoted to the memory of the four deceased ATF agents. This is clearly biased reporting. In an internal Treasury Department memo the government's perspective is that the "'agents will be raiding a Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventist Church.' It doesn't get any plainer than this....The military set out to conduct an assault on a church." The memo goes on to say they will be assisted by "local, state, and military authorities" in their military terroristic assault on one hundred forty men, women, and children in a church. The Treasury Department report berated ATF for not cancelling the raid once they lost the element of surprise. ATF Director and others were forced to resign, with full pensions. The ATF tried to make it seem as if they were admitting to error by losing the surprise element. But, in fact, they had had the Branch Davidians under surveillance for a month from the house across the street and knew the land surrounding the Branch Davidians was totally flat. Having hundreds of ATF agents arriving in cattle cars visible for miles away was a plan that held no possibility of surprise. Also, the report admits that ATF's own public relations person contacted several TV stations several days before the raid. So, the claim that they lost the element of surprise seems ridiculous when it appears they never wanted it in the first place. The lie that the element of surprise was lost was aided by the media repeatedly playing a very edited piece of film showing an ATF agent being fired upon. But later it was evident that he was fired upon by his own men. Within a week after Mt. Carmel was burned to the ground, NBC aired the government's official propaganda as a film, depicting Branch Davidians waiting at the windows for the ATF and greeting them with a hail of bullets. Yet the report admits that U.S. Special Forces planned the raid and trained the agents. And, the Army's Psychological Operations Training Manual, "a how-to on propaganda, says that making a movie is an important element of military occupation." Another lie in this report is that the ATF rescheduled its raid from March 1 to February 28. But the warrants weren't signed until February 25, expired on February 28, and were not even filed until March 1. The raid was never moved up a day. "The ATF is lying when they say they moved the raid up a day so as not to lose the element of surprise." A TV reporter, a cameraman, and an initial Associated Press release all reported that one hundred ATF agents stormed the front door at Waco throwing grenades, with no mention of any hail of bullets being sprayed at them or Branch Davidians waiting for them at the windows in any of these first reports. The Branch Davidians reacted in the normal way any American citizen would react if their home was invaded by armed terrorists - they called 911. Eyewitnesses and the 911 recording show the terror of these Branch Davidians. The Treasury Report itself admits David Koresh came to the front door, opened it, and yelled, "What's going on?" The report claims agents knocked at the door, told him they had a warrant, and yelled, "Freeze. Get down." Yet the plan for the raid shows nothing with this in the plan. Instead, it outlines "dynamic entry," wherein ATF teams were to burst through doors and windows with no announcement whatsoever. The report claims that gunfire from the Branch Davidians "was so great that the door bowed outward." Yet photographs at the time show no bowing in the door and bullet holes going inward only, not outward. "There are no Branch Davidians at any of the windows" either. A TV station's video shows scenes of the raid when ATF claims Branch Davidians were supposedly creating a barrage of gunfire from all the windows at the agents. Yet the video shows no bullets hitting any agents, kicking up dust near the agents, nor breaking any windows of the cars the agents were hiding behind. Another piece of video shows many agents climbing ladders onto the roof of the home. Many agents are carrying sub-machine guns and no one is shooting at them, nor are there any Branch Davidians at the windows here either. According to the ATF plan this event was to have happened within thirty-three seconds of the beginning of the raid. Once on the roof, several agents take quite some time breaking into a second story window. During the entire break-in, no Branch Davidians came to the window or shot at them. The ATF claims no helicopter had guns during the raid. But in each segment of film wherein a helicopter approaches the house, "we also found a cut in the tape footage," as well as many signs of heavy sound altering at crucial places on the tape. "The sounds do not coincide with what can be seen." Despite the fact that six different kinds of fire arms are shot from so many different directions, the sound of each bullet is virtually the same, background sounds cut in and out, and there are places on the tape with total silence, "all signs of heavy editing." The trajectory of some of these bullets prove they came from almost directly above the roof, straight down, evidence that helicopters did fire down through the roof. Individual agents' stories do not coincide with the official ATF story. And the official ATF story keeps changing. One agent was probably shot by his own men. Three of the four agents shot that day had been presidential body guards, admitted by Clinton. All these agents killed were never treated at a hospital, but by a private physician. Not only did they all have multiple wounds, "but three of them had virtually identical wounds, a shot to the left temple that exited through the rear of the head, professional execution-style." In addition, the autopsy on one of them recovered a bullet fragment consistent with the kind of bullet used by the helicopter machine guns. The coroner in charge of the autopsies of these agents, Dr. Peerwani, has been sued numerous times, once for leaving someone on the table an hour and a half before realizing they were still alive, and another time for losing a portion of the body most crucial for the strangulation death being investigated at the time. What one doctor thought was a field tracheotomy hole, Peerwani thought was a bullet hole. Yet, he was the one chosen that the whole case rests upon and the one to testify at trial. The report describes an incident where one ATF agent had staggered to where three other agents were pinned down behind a shed and collapsed on them. Then one of the three agents administered first aid to the collapsed agent's arm until the cease-fire ninety minutes later. But, video of this incident shows that "these agents are not pinned down," nor are they dodging bullets. "The agent on the ground is half-in, half-out of a body bag. He did not stagger to that position from anywhere wearing a body bag. He is simply laying there stone cold" with no one attending him, while the other agents attempt to hide him from the camera. According to the report, agents were supposed to already be in the chapel. Then, as video shows, other agents threw grenades and shot firearms into that chapel. It's no wonder their agents were killed, shot, and that so many received shrapnel wounds. Tape recordings of conversations between the police department and the surveillance house across the street indicate someone named Starleen Riddle was acting in the role of surveillance at the house across the street. Two women and one man who had lived at Mt. Carmel were all named Riddle. What are these connections? The report lied again when they said the police department recorded the call when it came in on 911. The recording clearly contains the sounds of the Branch Davidian punching in the phone number 911 while they were initiating the call before there was any connection. This could have only come from a phone tap. But, they had no warrant to do so, a violation of law. Two Branch Davidians were gone, but heard about the raid on the radio, and tried to return home. Troopers, instead of searching them or arresting them, "allowed them to pass the roadblock and walk towards home." According to autopsy reports, one of them was killed with seven bullets in the back, wounds consistent with distant sniper bullets. Yet, the report claims these Branch Davidians began firing at ATF in an attempt to escape Mr. Carmel. Two of these ATF agents were indicted by the government for conspiracy to commit murder in this case, based on another ATF agent's statement. But the ATF is still trying to cover it up by staying with their press releases that say these Branch Davidians opened fire first in an attempt to shoot their way out of Mt. Carmel. It makes no sense that Schroeder, one of the Branch Davidians in this case, was trying to shoot his way out, when, in fact, he was trying to get home to his wife and child inside Mr. Carmel. Schroeder's body was left right where it fell for a full five days before a helicopter finally came and carried it off on a grappling hook "like a side of beef on a meat hook." "In reading the report, each time the ATF is criticized for something it did not do but should have done, it appears to be merely a cover-up of what they did in fact do (i.e., the ATF is criticized for losing the element of surprise, which is not even an issue; the ATF is criticized for not using helicopters that had the ability to fire live rounds, but they did; the ATF is criticized for not using any automatic weapons, but they used plenty; and, the ATF is criticized for not using a Delta Force consultant, but they did). "Has it come to this in the United States of America, that federal agents investigating a tax violation are complaining because they needed machine guns, special forces military training, and tanks to raid a church?" Conveniently, the local newspaper began a series of well organized propaganda to smear and scandalize the church, namely that Koresh abused children, had many wives, and thought he was God. The source for all these stories were "always the same handful of people:" -Victoria Hollingsworth, from England, who was in Mt. Carmel during the siege, but was allowed to leave with no harm coming to her while the siege was still happening. -Lisa and Peter Gent from Australia. -James Thom and his wife from Australia. -Robin Bunds, a former Branch Davidian who had a child by David Koresh, a child who is "Koresh's only known surviving heir, standing to inherit Koresh's sizable estate." -Jeanine Bunds, Robin's mother, also claimed to be one of Koresh's lovers. Robin and her mother are the primary sources that Koresh had many wives. -Marc Breault and his wife, "originally from Hawaii but living in Australia." Marc was the original source claiming child molestation. He said he had personally seen a young girl leaving Koresh's bedroom. But Marc Breault has been legally blind for a long time. -David Jewell became a supporter of child abuse allegations when a child custody battle came up between he and his wife, a member of the church. Marc Breault had approached David Jewell and volunteered to help David get custody of his daughter. Breault originally called the State Department and the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) and made his allegations. CAN "targets religious groups around the country for hate campaigns in the media." Regardless of which religious group, CAN always has the same allegations to make, "perverted sex, child abuse, and brain-washing." The Anti-Defamation League provides funding for CAN. "The Anti-Defamation League was recently indicted in California and in Virginia for illegal spying on United States citizens and engaging in covert information gathering activities in conjunction with law enforcement personnel. By saying what CAN wants to hear, disgruntled members quickly enlist CAN's aid and the media's ear." The County Sheriff of Waco said that child abuse charges are totally baseless, since he had already investigated them initially. Rick Ross, a convicted jewel thief and presently under indictment for kidnapping, is a self-proclaimed expert on deprogramming with no known credentials. Yet, he had continual access to FBI negotiators, who allowed him to advise them but ignored "advice from numerous theologians and genuine psychological counselors." NBC has had Attorney Linda Thompson's first video, Waco, The Big Lie, since Thompson mailed it to them the day the video was completed. Instead of showing it, NBC is committing fraud in an attempt to discredit the video. "We have a press that cooperates with the government and lies to us." During Waco there were three instances uncovered so far where the government used unlawful force and deadly force to keep the press out. In one instance, a video shows a reporter being beaten by one government agent, while another government agent screams, "Get that camera out of here." In another instance, Attorney Linda Thompson was detained at a road block when leaving Waco. An ATF agent kept a sub-machine gun pointed at her head, while he kept his finger on the trigger. Then, her car was illegally searched with no warrant. These are examples of "how the government deals with the press that aren't hand-picked to tell you lies." If, after having their phones illegally tapped, their home broken into, grenades thrown at them, their children killed, their families gassed, their windows broken, their home rammed by tanks, being fired upon by helicopters, their babies burned, and their pleas for food, help, and justice go unanswered, "did finally fire back, they have Texas law on their side." The law says that resisting arrest is justified if done for self-protection because the arresting officer uses greater force than necessary in order to make the arrest. The government cut off all Branch Davidians' communications and sealed them off from the rest of the world, "making sure the world would not know the Branch Davidians' side of things." Yet, they had no warrant to do these things, thereby committing a felony. The only way the rest of the world knew what was happening was through an FBI agent's selective telling at a daily press conference, where only the FBI's hand-picked press were allowed to attend. "The Department of Justice Report admits many of the things Americans saw with their own eyes in Waco, The Big Lie." It admits that Branch Davidians were tortured for fifty-one days; that Peter Gent, a young boy, was shot on top of the water tower and left there for days, while the government repeatedly refused the Branch Davidians' requests for his body to be cared for properly; that Branch Davidians were told by the FBI negotiators they could not come out, while simultaneously the American people were being told the Branch Davidians would not come out; and, that those Branch Davidians who did come out had grenades thrown at them. The Justice report was supposed to be another objective report prepared by yet another independent investigator. The man selected, Attorney Edward Dennis, had other cases pending before the Department of Justice and represents the government on other cases. This is a clear conflict of interest. He did not even do his own investigation, but admits in the report that he relied primarily on the information gathered by the Department of Justice. A SWAT Team video was obtained by Linda Thompson. In it they admit to preparing for a "helicopter assault" wherein they will "supply air cover." "Was the FBI posture one of 'concern for the children?' We found this candid interview with an FBI agent the morning of the fire particularly insightful." In it, the flip agent arrogantly describes himself as "honed, honed to a fine edge, honed to kill." The tactics used on the Branch Davidians are "well known brainwashing techniques," involving cutting off all food supply, all communication with the outside world, all utilities, and subjecting the Branch Davidians to extreme stress, perpetual Tibetan chants, propaganda on loudspeakers, noise, lights, charging tanks, and transmitting key words hidden within music or white noise in order to force them to obey. "In November Janet Reno was a speaker at a secret conference on this type of mind-control weapon and other so called non-lethal weapons, including weapons such as laser guns designed to blind, extremely low-level sound waves that can cause violent debilitation, and microwave radiation weapons. This in the United States of America. How many of these weapons were actually tested on the Branch Davidians?" On the day of but prior to the fire, why did the government prepare a fire break all around the Branch Davidians' home? "A fire break is a clear area, free of brush and debris to keep a fire from spreading outside the cleared area." Why did they prepare it when they did unless they were expecting fire? CS gas, a gas banned for use in war-time by a treaty signed by the United States in 1993, was used in copious amounts by inserting it inside the Waco home. The manufacturer says it should never be used indoors, ever. An FBI sniper nest had been set up in the barn outside the Branch Davidian home. Sand bags lined the walls. Rifle turret holes were made in the walls for firing out at people. "Someone has made marks on the wall like you might see made when a gunslinger makes notches in his gun for each kill." A special ammunition used by snipers was found on the floor of this barn. The FBI SWAT Team film stated that in this barn were three sniper positions. Throughout the day of the fire "reporters announced that up to twenty people had been seen escaping before the fire. Twenty-one people were found shot." During the fire, shots were heard in several different videos being fired at the house, not from the house. The supposedly independent fire investigator was not independent at all. His wife works for the ATF; he himself had had an office in the ATF building for ten years; he carries a business card that says ATF Fire Investigator; and, he attended the funeral of one of the ATF agents. Not surprisingly, he concluded that people inside the home started the fire. Several flame-throwing tanks are shown withdrawing from the home with flame still coming out of their nozzles. Fire and smoke erupt a few minutes later in the same places that the flame-throwing tanks had been just minutes earlier. One tank in particular, after withdrawing from the front of the house while still shooting flame from its nozzle, then moves to the side of the house. "As the tank withdraws, it appears to have a human being speared on the end of its gun, which it quickly shoves back into the building. As it withdraws the gun again, boards snap off obscuring what appears to be a body from view. Notice that the board and the back of the body, or whatever it is, are on fire. It is the driver of this tank who testified, not surprisingly, that he saw a Branch Davidian inside start the fire." In a private interview conducted later at the remains of Mt. Carmel, one of the National Guardsman who drove a tank on the day of the fire said he saw what he thought was an FBI agent inside the house, someone dressed in all black (like the other FBI agents) with three letters on his back that looked like FBI. Both the interviewer's and the National Guardsman's identities are known to Linda Thompson, but that information has to be kept confidential because their lives are on the line. Another tank "can be seen through the trees shooting flames to light a portion of the building that isn't burning." In what has become standard operating procedure, Janet Reno publicly stated that Combat Engineer Vehicles (CEV) One and Two had no flame-throwing equipment and had been examined by investigators. Incredibly, what she neglected to mention was that CEV Two had broken down and was replaced by yet another CEV. "The Department of Justice report says this CEV was not equipped with tear gas, but fails to mention what it was equipped with. The report never even mentions the other tanks, CEVs and other equipment they were carrying that day, either." Military experts have identified as one of the tanks present the day of the fire as being an M67 flame-throwing tank. One of its characteristics "is that it has a fake barrel extension on the end of the gun to disguise the flame thrower." One video shows this tank sitting near the edge of the remains after the fire. It has charring on its front. In reaction to Attorney Linda Thompson's first video, Waco, The Big Lie, there have been numerous Waco protest rallies held throughout the country. In a Department of Justice press briefing, a spokesman for the Department of Justice said they had seen the video and it raised their eyebrows. They submitted the video for expert analysis to the University of Maryland. The University's preliminary analysis said what you see is perhaps either light, dust, a defect in the video, or the dispersal agent falling to the ground. At the request of one reporter, other military experts viewed the film and concluded that the CEV "was not a conventional vehicle," but had been "jury-rigged" for its particular mission at Waco. The reporter asks the spokesman if he thinks that is flame at the front of the CEV. The spokesman said he didn't know what it is. The nagging trail back "to special forces just keeps popping up." Soldier of Fortune magazine said the supposed flames were mere reflections. The principal advisor to this magazine is the founder of Delta Force; its editor is former Delta Force. Reed Irvine of the Washington Inquirer told the bald-faced lie that the Waco video had been "doctored." He refused our offer to have the video analyzed. He, too, writes for this magazine. The claim that the flames are merely a reflection are refuted by the fact that one video shows the flames while the tank is in the shadow of the building. "No reflection can create a light source in shadow." Some of the government's own footage shows the flames from the flame-throwing tanks. Even the government's infra-red pictures used to explain away the idea that the government started the fire are presented with a fraudulent explanation. "So who has a motive to cover-up here?" Under the Posse Comitatus Act, it is illegal to use the military against U.S. citizens. After release of Waco, The Big Lie, some Congressmen sent questioning letters. The answers to the Congressmen cited another law which made military participation legal, but not direct or active participation. They were assured that there was no direct or active participation and that no military equipment was used that had operable weapons systems. Yet, example after example of video footage shows: A tank delivering a forty millimeter round with the supposedly inoperable weapons system; mortar rounds that could have been delivered only by an experienced member of the military; a U.S. Marine standing with an FBI agent saying, "We're just here to help" and the FBI agent replies, "Here to take over;" active duty military re-fueling the tanks and preparing to get in the tanks the morning of the fire; active duty military flying the Army evacuation and FBI helicopters; and, active duty military emerging from the tanks after the fire. Many of these active duty military "are wearing dark maroon berets, just like those consulting Seventh Army Special Forces from Fort Bragg wear." Portable flame-throwers were "used in World War II and Vietnam, particularly to blast underground bunkers." Several scenes show agents wearing them on their backs, while one shows a good view of an agent with a portable flame-thrower getting out of a tank. "In this scene two agents obviously are dragging what appears to be a body, but this does not appear to be a rescue. As they reach the far side of the tank you can see that one of the agents has a portable tank on his back and engages in a spraying motion. Suddenly fire flares up." There is evidence that agents used incendiary bombs after the fire to destroy the contents of a concrete structure that used to be inside the home. As the agents leave, an explosion can be heard and flames erupt from inside. Yet, the agents do not run or take cover, as they would be expected to do if this were an unexpected explosion. Preservation of evidence is treated as sacred at any crime scene. Yet the crime scene at Mt. Carmel was treated very differently. Tanks constantly pushed debris into the fire, underground tunnels were filled in, and after the fire was out, the whole area was bulldozed. "And continuing to show the same careful regard for preservation of evidence as demonstrated earlier and with a total lack of respect for the humanity lost at Mt. Carmel, an agent relieves himself in the ashes beneath one of the tanks that was used to destroy the Branch Davidians." Ironically, the Branch Davidians were attacked fifty years to the day after the Nazis attacked the Warsaw Ghetto. Also, the Branch Davidians were burned to the ground fifty years to the day after the Nazis burned the Warsaw Ghetto to the ground. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 04 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- 75 SPECIFIC DISCRETIONARY CUTS ============================== [From the *Congressional Record*, Feb. 7, 1995, H1285-H1286] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 1995, the gentleman from Florida [Mr. Goss] is recognized during morning business for 5 minutes. MR. GOSS: Mr. Speaker, today I present my annual list of specific spending cut suggestions. I introduced these yesterday in the *Record* [CN -- see below]. Today I want to talk a little bit about them and elaborate on them. These are 75 discretionary cuts which would save an estimated $275 billion, those are taxpayer dollars, over the next 5 years. That is just about double the amount of spending cuts the President has offered us in his most recent budget package. These savings could be produced without touching a single non- discretionary item. Let me put that into English for the rest of America. Non-discretionary item would mean entitlement, and that translates into Social Security, Medicare and so forth, Medicaid. This list of budget cuts I am submitting does not touch Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or any of those items that we call entitlements. It is only the discretionary items, the things that we control the purse strings on here in the House of Representatives, the power of the purse as it were. It is imperative that before we ask Americans to sacrifice any of their earned benefits we demonstrate an ability to root out the hundreds of billions of dollars of wasteful spending in this Government. And that is not just rhetoric. That is something that the Grace Commission, the GAO, anybody who has looked at our spending here will tell you, that every year we have waste by the billions, by the tens of billions, by the hundreds of billions. How in the world are we going to balance the budget and do all of these things we have promised if we have that kind of waste at that level? The answer is we are not until we get at it, and the hard work of pinning down the specifics has got to start somewhere. That is why we submit our list of what could be cut. Mr. Speaker, an administration official was quoted in Sunday's Washington Post as saying that, "While the deficit is not optimal, it is not out of control." Let me tell my colleagues, the national debt is $4.5 trillion. The debt service on that is about $250 billion every year, every year, $250 billion, so that is a trillion every 4 years just in interest payments. Put simply, this empty rhetoric does not put, in my view, the administration in a very good light. I wonder what an optimal debt situation would be. The White House has consistently ignored the tremendous waste and duplicative spending in the Federal budget and our Federal Government. We have seen that in the budget that they sent up. Instead of opting to try to reduce the deficit through tax hikes and on the backs of senior citizens, they should be looking at cuts, not raising taxes. Mr. Speaker, the American people sent a powerful message to this Congress that was loud and clear, and it was cut spending and do it now, get rid of the waste, the redundancy, the out-of-date, the off-target, the things we do not need anymore. The American people did not say trim a little here or trim a little there. The American people did not say move with caution and go slow. The American people told this Congress to look for any and all wasteful spending and get rid of it, take it out. The Vice President complained yesterday that "Republicans haven't put any cuts on the table." Well, they cannot say that anymore, because the cuts are out there for all to see, a list of 75 totalling $275 billion over the next 5 years. I stand before this Congress with most of the same cuts I introduced in the past two terms, and some of them which we have made some progress on, but most of them have gone untouched. So we are still able to come forward with a list of waste of 75 items. I invite the administration to debate us on the specifics. Tell us why we need to be spending $140 million on grants to prepare youths and adults to be homemakers. Explain to the American people why when 99 percent of America's farmers have electricity and 98 percent have phones we need to be spending billions of dollars in assistance to rural electric and telephone utilities. The American people deserve better. They need answers. They deserve full debate on these and other programs that serve narrow special interests rather than the collective good of our country and all taxpayers. Mr. Speaker, we must strive to move beyond the rhetoric, to achieve the fundamental change that we talk about here with real action and with specifics. It is time to debate real spending cuts and real fiscal reform, and I am confident if we do we actually will have taken a very important step toward restoring fiscal responsibility and, perhaps even more than that, retaining, restoring some of the credit that this institution needs to build with the American people. We have done the balanced budget program in the House. We have passed it. We have done that unfunded mandates program in the House. We have passed it. We did the line item veto. {1}. We did it yesterday, we passed it. We are going to be talking about and going to introduce a supermajority to raise taxes. Those are all critically important tools to get a handle on spending, to make sure we do the right thing. But the proof will come. Do we have the courage, do we have the wisdom to pick out the things that are true waste and start chopping them? That is actually the easiest part of the job. If it is not doing much for very many Americans, then why are we spending a lot of money on it? Usually the answer is political. "Well, it's in my district," or "I hate to do something to that program to cut it." That is something we cannot be doing anymore. We cannot afford it, and it is not good expenditure of money. Accountability time has come, and we welcome accountability time, and I welcome the American people to take a look at our list of 75 cuts. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [From the *Congressional Record*, Feb. 6, 1995, H1265-H1266] Thrifty Fifty Plus: Seventy-Five Suggestions -------------------------------------------- (In millions of dollars/5 years) Savings Cancel the National Aerospace Plane (NASP).................................... 300 Continue partial civilian hiring freeze at Department of Defense..................... 6,850 Eliminate below-cost timber sales from National Forests.......................... 235 Lower target prices for subsidized crops 3 percent annually........................ 11,000 Eliminate the Market Promotion Program...... 500 End the Federal Crop Insurance Program and replace with standing authority for disaster assistance....................... 1,660 Limit Federal highway spending to the amount brought in by motor vehicle fuel taxes.... 8,850 Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.................. 3,080 Reduce Commodity Credit Corporation subsidies for those with off-farm incomes over $100,000............................. 660 Reduce the Attending Physician Office by 33 percent................................ 2.5 Fully implement H.R. 2452 (102nd) to provide additional energy conservation measures for Federal agencies............. 1,900 Enact H.R. 1620 (103rd) to prohibit direct Federal benefits and unemployment benefits to illegal aliens................ 27,000 Eliminate the Tobacco Price-Support Program 100 Consolidate the Bureau of Indian Affairs.... 53 Close 20 under-utilized black lung offices.. 0.3 Allow private sector investment in the Space Shuttle............................. 1,522 Eliminate Rural Economic and Community- Development (RECD) duplication with the Small Business Administration (SBA)....... 913 Eliminate the Rural Electric Administration. 3,000 Terminate all highway "demonstration projects"................................. 2,500 Lower the travel budgets of all non-postal, civilian agencies by 15 percent........... 858 Lower by 10 percent per annum the projected growth rate of non-postal, civilian agency's overhead (excluding travel)...... 64,000 Abolish Cotton Price Support and Loan Programs.................................. 12,700 Cut the Foreign Aid budget (150 Account) by 15 percent and make all earmarks in that account subject to a two-thirds vote for passage.......................... 13,125 Phase out the Foreign Agricultural Service Cooperation funding............... 150 Eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission................................ 690 Roll back Congressional pay raise to $89,500................................... 118 Sell the National Helium Reserves to a joint venture comprised of current employees and other private investors..... 692 Reduce the "Franking" allocation to Members of Congress by 50 percent................. 167 Cut National Endowment for the Arts by 50 percent................................ 2,600 Cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 50 percent................ 883 Phase out subsidies for AMTRAK.............. 2,660 Phase out ACTION (umbrella organization for domestic volunteer activities) as a tax-supported program..................... 660 Facilitate contracting out and privatization of military commissaries.................. 4,170 Terminate the Interstate Commerce Commission................................ 188 Phase out U.S. Fire Administration.......... 10 End funding for all non-energy Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) activities......... 580 Eliminate Essential Air Services subsidies.. 195 Eliminate Consumer Homemaking grants........ 140 Privatize the House and Senate Gymnasiums... 1.1 Reduce the Legislative Branch Appropriations by 20 percent............................. 2,844 Reduce the Executive Office of the President appropriation by 20 percent............... 284 Close the Bureau of Mines and merge its data gathering activities with other Interior Department research agencies.............. 140 Raise the level and schedule of the Power Marketing Administration's debt repayment. 970 Eliminate the Clean Coal Program............ 300 Reduce the fill rate for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve......................... 1,000 End all new Bureau of Water Reclamation water projects............................ 7,400 Eliminate the Dairy Subsidy Program......... 5,000 Merge the Agricultural Research Service, the Cooperative State Research Service, and the Agricultural Extension Service; cut funding by 50 percent..................... 3,950 Privatize the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).................. 2,000 Eliminate the Economic Development Administration............................ 1,140 Eliminate non-targeted vocational State funding................................... 3,400 Consolidate the administrative costs of the AFDC, Food Stamps, and Medicaid programs.. 6,300 Replace new public housing construction with vouchers.................................. 610 Increase Medicare safeguard funding by $540 million over 5 years (net savings)........ 5,400 Eliminate the Legal Services Corporation.... 1,900 End postal subsidies to not-for-profit organizations (excluding blind and handicapped individuals).................. 2,000 Eliminate HUD special-purpose grants........ 990 Reform vacation and overtime for the Senior Executive Service......................... 540 Eliminate DOD [Dept. of Defense] payments for indirect research and development; substitute direct R&D..................... 14,740 Reduce DOE [Dept. of Energy] energy tech- nology spending........................... 2,550 Scale back Rural Rental Housing Assistance Program................................... 1,400 Reduce mass transit grants; eliminate operating subsidies....................... 6,250 Eliminate Rural Development Association loans and guarantees...................... 1,380 Eliminate "Impact Aid" to school districts with military bases....................... 3,850 Consolidate Social Services programs........ 1,000 Reduce NIH [Nat. Inst. Health] funding by 10 percent, concentrating on overhead..... 4,900 Freeze the number of rental assistance commitments............................... 5,700 Scale back Low Income Home Energy Assistance Grants.................................... 5,150 Service Contract Act reform................. 900 Reduce overhead in federally-sponsored university research....................... 1,000 Strengthen and restructure NASA (NPR proposal)............................ 1,500 Eliminate redundant polar satellite programs.................................. 250 Streamline HUD.............................. 144 Reform prison construction.................. 580 Eliminate Travel, Tourism and Export Promotion Administration.................. 1,002 -------------------------<< Notes >>----------------------------- {1} Regarding the line item veto: Bill Moyers, on or about Feb. 15, 1995, in a commentary on the NBC Nightly News, stated that there are loopholes in the line item veto. He specifically mentioned that large pharmaceutical companies, big contributors to congressional campaign funds, can wriggle out of it. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 05 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE MEXICAN RESCUE PACKAGE [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1271-H1278, Feb. 6, 1995] [...continued...] MS. KAPTUR: If the gentleman will yield, what has been very interesting is if you look back over the decade of the 1980s, this fund was used every once in a while, especially around the 1982 Presidential elections in Mexico, to prop up that Government. There were loans made from this fund, $500 million, $1 billion. Then you went up to 1988 when there was another Presidential election in Mexico, and they used $1.1 or $1.2 billion out of the funds to prop up the existing Government there. Now the Presidential elections of this past August 1994: The fund was used again over these numbers of years. Mexico has never really paid back its money. It has refinanced its debt, which is getting larger and larger and larger. That is like if you had a credit card and you never paid the principal and you just kept adding more and more debt and then you were charged a higher interest rate. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: So if you would explain to the Members who might still be watching, what is it that you are trying to accomplish tomorrow? MS. KAPTUR: What we are trying to accomplish tomorrow is to give the 435 Members of this House a chance to vote against the Mexican rescue package. We have essentially been muzzled. The executive branch, in conjunction with the leadership of this institution, went around the other 434 Members of the Congress of the United States. We want our chance to vote. MR. DeFAZIO: Mr. Speaker, if the gentlewoman will continue to yield, I would like to clarify, I think that we do not even have to characterize it in exactly that fashion. We are asking the basic questions regarding the extension of these credits to Mexico. How much money is involved? What risks are there for the U.S. taxpayer? And the series of interrogatories, someone could vote in support of our resolution tomorrow, not having made up their mind but saying as a representative of the people they need more information. So I would say that the Members who would support our resolution would be both Members who already feel that they have enough information to say no to the bailout for Mexico, but I would say for the other Members of this body, I cannot imagine that any single person in this body who has not had those questions answered could vote in support of it. I can see where you could still have an open mind and say, I would like to know what risks we have, how much it is costing, what the terms are, what our exposure is. But we do not have that. So I would characterize the vote tomorrow a little differently. MS. KAPTUR: The gentleman is correct. If one reads the resolution, it asks for us to have the constitutional authority retained here as we would hope we could tomorrow, and then it asks the Comptroller General to report back on the specifics of the package that was negotiated by the administration. I think the gentleman from Mississippi would like to comment. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: I wanted to get back to something the gentleman from Vermont mentioned, when he said that Wall Street was all in favor of NAFTA and Wall Street was all in favor of the bailout. In fact, former U.S. Trade Representative, Ms. Carla Hills, who used to come regularly up to Congress and tell us what a great deal NAFTA was, has written an article for the Washington Post saying we have to bail out these poor people. It was funny that just 1.5 years ago, when Ms. Hills came before the Merchant Marine Committee and I brought to her attention that a lot of shrimpers in the gulf coast, a lot of people in the garment plants would probably lose their jobs as a result of NAFTA, she said, "that is economic Darwinism. You just have to have some people who are going to suffer when things like this happen, but it is for the benefit of everybody that this happens." Would someone explain the wisdom to me why it is O.K. to let somebody who makes $5.50 an hour working at a sewing machine all day lose their job, but when some Wall Street investor loses a couple of bucks on his investments down in Mexico, or maybe a lot more than a couple bucks, that it suddenly becomes the responsibility of the working people of this country, the very same working people that you may have put out of work to bail them out, to go on the line and cosign that loan? And above all, why is it right that this huge expenditure, the equivalent of the Veterans Administration budget, is being made available for the President alone to spend and the Congress of the United States, which is given the constitutional duty, not privilege but the constitutional duty to see how our money is spent, what kind of debts we incur, where is the Speaker? Where is the minority leader? Is this not crazy that neither party's head is demanding a vote on this and that 6, 7, 12 Members have to be the ones to come forward and, by using the rules of the House, demand a vote on this? It is just not right. MS. KAPTUR: It is interesting, because I come from the Midwest, midwestern part of our country, as did the gentleman from Ohio, Congressman Brown, who has joined us, the gentleman from Vermont, Congressman Sanders, comes from the northeast, the gentleman comes from the Deep South in Mississippi, the gentleman from Oregon, Mr. DeFazio, it has been very interesting to me to see the breadth of support inside this institution on this issue. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: If I may interrupt, on both sides of the aisle. MS. KAPTUR: On both sides of the aisle. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: There are, I believe as many Republican sponsors of this resolution as Democrats. I think that is very important, because I think a number of the Republicans are at odds with what their leadership has done, which is, again, to deprive the majority of the Members of this body just expressing this sentiment, yes or no, this is a tremendous obligation. I know it is more than three times the State budget for a whole year of my home State. MR. DeFAZIO: If the gentlewoman would yield further, I was talking to a freshman Republican Member today, and that freshman stated unequivocally that they had done a whip of their own group and there were 3 Members of the 73-Member Republican freshman class who were prepared or leaning toward voting for the bailout of Mexico. So I think what has happened here is the leaders on both sides can count, and they did count. When they counted, they found probably out of this entire institution, the representatives of the people of the United States of America, duly elected and all equal under the Constitution, that probably less than 100 were willing to vote for this bailout. Now I guess what we are being told is we just do not know, we just do not know the facts. Well, then, give us the facts. That is what we are asking here. If there are facts that would change my mind, bring them forward. But there is an absence of fact and we are being treated as though we, as elected representatives of the people, well, we just do not know better. This is something that the big folks on Wall Street, the Federal Reserve decided in secret, Robin Rubin, managing director of Goldman, Sachs and the President behind closed doors, and public discussion is foreclosed and votes of the people are prohibited. MR. SANDERS: My friend from Oregon is exactly right, as is my friend from Mississippi. My friend from Mississippi makes an interesting point, if he will allow me to amplify his statement a little bit, that all over this country there are people who work for $5 an hour and $6 an hour and $8 an hour. And they go to work every day and many of them do not have any health insurance, and we are told that the Government does not have the money to provide health insurance. Their jobs are uprooted and taken to Mexico or to China and we are told, "Hey, that is the way life goes, that is what the market system is about, no security, you are out on the street." They pay unfairly too much in taxes, that is the way the system goes. And nobody is hearing their pain. And then suddenly our friends from Wall Street, who by the way, let us be honest about this, in the last few years have made out like bandits in their investments in Mexico. In the city of Burlington, Vermont, people put their money in the savings bank to make 3 percent, 4 percent, 5 percent, safe investment; in Mexico people were making 50 percent, people were making 100 percent of their investments. And then suddenly, for reasons that we do not fully know, we know some of them, the economy of Mexico took a tumble and their investments went sour. And how amazing it is, and I remember this when I was mayor of the city of Burlington, it was not the poor people and the working people who came into my office to ask for help. It was always the powerful and the wealthy who tell us, "What can you do for us?" and they are back again. These people who have the money, who have made out like bandits, have suddenly taken a loss. Well, when you invest in a risky proposition, that is the nature of the game, is it not? You stand to win a lot if things go well, you stand to lose if things go badly. I absolutely agree with my friend from Mississippi that it is an outrage to go back to the working people in this country, some of them who have lost their jobs from these very same folks who have taken their plants to Mexico, and then to ask working people of America to bail them out. To pick up on the point from my friend from Oregon, what makes me really sad is not only the horror of this whole agreement, but in fact as a result of it there will be even more people giving up on the democratic process. We just had an election recently and 62 percent of the people did not come out to vote. They no longer believe that the Government of the United States represents their interests. What do you think this action on the part of the President is going to do to the political process? 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 06 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE MEXICAN RESCUE PACKAGE [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1271-H1278, Feb. 6, 1995] [...continued...] MR. SANDERS [continues]: You are standing up from Oregon, you are standing up from Mississippi, you are standing up from Ohio, many of us are standing up and the people are saying, "What difference does it make? Thanks for standing up for us, but you don't have any power. We send you here to represent us but you can't do anything about it. Why do you want me to come out and vote for you or vote for anybody else?" I think one of the other aspects about this agreement which disturbs me is not only the agreement itself, which we disagree with, but the process which denies the elected officials of this country to stand up and do what is best for their districts. MS. KAPTUR: Mr. Speaker, I think the gentleman raises some excellent, excellent points. I know that there are working people across this country who feel that they have lost voice at the highest levels of our Government. What is equally disturbing to think about, Mr. Speaker, is that for the people of Mexico who have no voice, the working people of Mexico who have no voice, if our Government, and I think they were in cahoots with the top leaders of Mexico, has now caused the standard of living in Mexico to be cut by half, and it wasn't very high anyway, there are people who are hungry and there are people who are streaming across our borders now because our Government was too greedy for some of the interests that supported it and some of the top leaders in the Government of the United States, then shame on us as the most powerful economic force on this continent. I yield to the gentleman from Mississippi [Mr. Taylor], who wanted to make a comment. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: The only point I wanted to make, Mr. Speaker, and I wanted to get back as to the very eloquent delivery by the former mayor of Burlington, could he not just vote against the appropriation for this when it comes up? MR. SANDERS: If the gentleman knows, Mr. Speaker, if I had the opportunity to, I could and I would, but I do not have the opportunity. Unfortunately, as we have been discussing, we do not have that opportunity. MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: Mr. Speaker, isn't it interesting that every group -- there are groups like the National Taxpayers Union, Common Cause, groups that represent the defense industry, groups that represent the homeless, everyone has a score card on how you voted. You hear the Nation has incurred at least a $20 billion liability and there was not even a vote on it, and there will not be a vote on it next year or the following year or the following year, unless something happens. Mr. Speaker, I think the point all of us are trying to make, and maybe not saying as well as we can, is that the reason we need the information, the reason for the vote tomorrow morning, is that, No. 1, we find out just how far our liability goes with this; just what kind of assets, if any, the Mexicans have pledged. I have heard they pledged oil revenues that have already been pledged to pay other bills, so, therefore, they are really not available to get our money back. What kind of track record do the Mexicans have in paying things back? Where did this money come from? Isn't it interesting, Mr. Speaker, that while everything comes before this body, from the amount of money we will have to mail letters home to our constituents, the amount of money we will spend on B-2 bombers, the amount of money we will spend on housing and urban development, the amount of money we will spend on veterans, all these things, sometimes much, much smaller amounts dealing in just tens of thousands of dollars, we will get an up-or-down vote on, but for $20 billion, neither the President of the United States nor the Speaker of the House nor the minority leader even thought we ought to have a vote. The only chance we get to rectify that starts tomorrow. MR. SANDERS: If the gentlewoman will yield further, Mr. Speaker, the gentleman makes a very important point. There almost seems to be an inverse relationship between the amount of money that is being spent and the level of discussion that takes place here. We are seeing a whole lot of discussion on the National Council on the Humanities and Public Broadcasting, right? Every day, people are down here, some on one position, some on the other. It is a matter of a few hundred million dollars. What we are talking about is more than $20 billion, and as of this moment, we do not have a vote on that, and that is clearly an outrage. MR. DeFAZIO: If the gentleman will continue to yield, Mr. Speaker, in an answer to the gentleman's earlier inquiry, there has not been a vote on an appropriation for the Economic Stabilization Fund since 1934, 60 years since an appropriation has been voted for, yet the fund has continued to garner money through Treasury withdrawals, through having money printed, and they exchange some sort of bizarre notes which they obtain from the International Monetary Fund. They give them to our Treasury in exchange for dollars which the Treasury orders printed at the Mint. If you want to talk about creating something out of nothing but obligating the American people, and if Alan Greenspan is concerned about inflation, how about the inflation that is caused when you just run the presses overnight, running out whatever the largest denomination of bills is, I don't know, a thousand $10,000 bills, so we can shovel that money over to the Economic Stabilization Fund, so we can send it to Mexico, or so that we can secure the loans of Mexico? Also, Mr. Speaker, the gentlewoman put together an excellent list in response to your query here. I have heard a little bit about this "We will guarantee these funds with the oil revenues." There is a list here put together by the gentlewoman from Ohio [Ms. Kaptur]. The gentleman is right, those funds are already 100 percent committed. In fact, they are so committed that the Mexican oil company has not been able to invest any money in exploration or maintenance, because their funds are so over committed already. You go through the list: Pemex bonds, 7.75 percent; French francs, $750 million; Euro notes, Pemex, 8.375; $400 million, Austrian bond, dated July 23, 1993, due 1998. The list goes on and on and on. They are already well in hock for any oil they can pump until their supplies are exhausted, and we are going to take security out of this? You can't get blood out of a turnip. MS. KAPTUR: If the gentleman will yield on that, Mr. Speaker, Oil and Gas magazine also reported about that by the end of this decade, by 1997, 1998, 1999, Mexico will be a net importer of oil because the number of barrels she has been able to produce has been cut in half, and because capital investment has not been able to be made in capital plant, and because of instability among the workers in the oilfields in Mexico, where conditions are just terrible. Mr. Speaker, I think any wise investor would question that, oil being used as collateral. If I might respond to the gentleman from Vermont [Mr. Sanders], who raised a good point, when it is a small item involving the budget, we get tied up in knots here, right? When we are talking about $20 or $40 billion or however much the American people will be on the line, it is like the Stealth bomber. It goes through here, nobody saw it, we didn't vote on it. It happened, it is a happening in America, but we didn't have anything to do with it. Mr. Speaker, I remember when the President came up here with his State of the Union speech. He didn't like the fact that the Department of Agriculture had spent a few thousand dollars trying to eliminate ticks. He spent a long time talking about ticks. If you come from a rural area, a lot of my district is rural, that can be a pretty significant problem for people. In fact, we had one gentleman here in Congress, Berkeley Bedell, who had to leave Congress because he got Lyme disease. If you know anything about what can happen, it is a pretty serious area to be doing research on, so I didn't quite understand why he picked that particular few thousand dollar expenditure out. Here we are talking about an enormous amount of money, and the gentleman from Mississippi [Mr. Taylor] said, "Could we vote on it in the Committee on Appropriations?" I asked one of the subcommittee chairs of Appropriations, "Will this come up before your subcommittee this year? Will we get a vote? How will we get a vote on this?" He said, "Well, you know, yes, the Treasury Department is under our sub-committee's jurisdiction, but this particular fund, I guess it is more like foreign aid, so we don't think it would come under us." This is the kind of fund, it is like mercury. If you have ever seen mercury and you try to put your finger on it, it keeps moving around. You can't pin it down, really; $20 billion, maybe $40 billion, and it is rising every day. So here we stand, at 9 o'clock at night Washington time, trying to say it is our responsibility to vote on this kind of money, and putting our taxpayers at this kind of risk. I yield to the gentleman from Mississippi. [...to be continued...] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 07 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE MEXICAN RESCUE PACKAGE [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1271-H1278, Feb. 6, 1995] [...continued...] MR. TAYLOR of Mississippi: Again, Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out that in the past couple of weeks this chamber has taken some steps toward getting our financial house in order. Regardless of where you stand on it, the House has passed a line- item veto. The Speaker as we speak is holding a press conference bragging about how that is somehow going to save the House of Representatives from itself, but we passed it. A few weeks ago we passed the balanced budget amendment, which I supported, because I think we have to be accountable. We passed earlier on the first day a resolution calling for an audit of every single House office and every single budget within the House of Representatives. But going back to what Mr. Sanders says, if it makes sense and the Speaker will support an audit for a congressional office that has a budget of about $600,000, don't you think he would support an audit of a fund that has $35 billion in it; we think $35 billion, because no one really knows for sure, and it is the taxpayers' money. It is not the Speaker's money, it is not the money of the gentleman from Vermont [Mr. Sanders], and it is certainly not my money. But don't the taxpayers deserve to know where it came from, where it is going, and don't they deserve an up-or-down vote of their elected representative on how this money ought to be spent, especially when our Nation's veterans are being told, "There is not enough room in the military hospitals for you;" especially when every university within short order in the continental United States is going to get a letter saying "Don't ask for as much money as you got last year, money is tight;" especially when highway funds are getting ready to get cuts; especially when everybody's State's budget, at least the money they receive from the Federal Government, is going to get cut? How on Earth can we say domestically we want all you people to share in the pain, but if you are south of the Rio Grande, or if you happen to be a big shot up on Wall Street, here is a blank check for $20 billion, and here is $15 billion more when you need it? And the vote tomorrow morning is the only chance the people in this body are going to get to have an accounting on that. I hope the Speaker will rule that this resolution is in order. But if he does not rule it is in order, then we have got to wonder whose side is he on. Is he on the side of accountability or is he on the side of hiding all of this from the public? I had an interesting call today from an Under Secretary of the Treasury, and he will meet with a number of us tomorrow morning. Interestingly enough, he said, "You know, I can't give you all that information publicly." Why? I can understand a military secret being kept from the public, we would not want our enemies to know our capabilities of our weapons or troop strengths, but why should not the public know how their money has been invested and where it has been invested and what kind of return they have on it, and what kind of promise we have to get this money back? That troubles me. That is sort of like the old Washington mentality, "We know it all and those folks back home don't know." Tomorrow morning, the Members of this body will decide who they are with, whether they think the people of America are smart enough to know and ought to know where their money is coming from, and where it is going, or whether they just think a couple of guys, the Speaker, the President, the minority leader, a couple of guys from the Treasury Department, whether they think they alone ought to have the responsibility for $35 billion. That is really what the vote tomorrow morning is all about. No. 1, I would certainly encourage the Speaker to rule that this resolution is in order so that we can have a vote on it. But, No. 2, if he decides that he will not rule it in order, then I think he ought to at least be man enough to give us an hour to decide, to make our pitch in front of the full body before any sort of a motion is made to table it [i.e. kill it], because the people of America deserve to know what in the heck is going on, and they deserve an opportunity to fix this problem. I want to thank the gentlewoman and both gentlemen for their time. MS. KAPTUR: I want to thank the gentleman from Mississippi for being the lead sponsor of this privileged resolution. The people of Mississippi should be very proud of the gentleman, an independent, strong- minded Member who stood up to the most powerful interests in America, both political and economic. In response to something the gentleman said, let me just mention that I received a letter this week from a woman from Coral Gables, Florida. She supports us in our efforts to get a vote on this measure tomorrow. She sent this beautiful letter really saying the people of America understand what is going on and encouraging us in our efforts to get at the truth and to get the figures for the American public. But it was very interesting. She attached a letter to her letter to me that had been written to her by the Chairman of the Banking Committee in the House 2 years ago, Congressman Henry Gonzalez. In this letter, and she even highlighted it in yellow ink for me, she quotes some of his statements which I think are so instructive I wanted to read them tonight, in which he said that during NAFTA, the NAFTA debate, that he endeavored to bring out that NAFTA was more than just a trade agreement. It is a free trade and finance agreement. And he underlined finance. And he was concerned that the finance and banking portions would turn out to be the driving force, backed by the largest banks and financial interests in this hemisphere. And he said NAFTA will have profound implications for the safety and soundness of the U.S. banking and financial services industries, the integrity of the basic banking laws of this country and counteraction against international money laundering. Now that NAFTA has passed he said the stage may also be set for another savings and loan style bailout as United States bankers pursue risky investments in the unregulated Mexican market. To his letter he then attached even more lengthy hearings that he has held in his committee. I just want to read one paragraph here by two gentlemen, Mr. Niko Valance and Mr. Andres Penaloza, who testified before his committee that the omission of an exchange rate stabilization mechanism in NAFTA was deliberate and a mistake. Mr. Valance argued that without an established exchange rate, stabilization mechanism, it is possible for foreign corporations to exert pressure on the Mexican Government to devalue the peso, thus lowering wages in terms of other currencies. In addition, Mr. Davidson cautions that the relatively volatile currency in Mexico poses increased potential exchange and interest rate risks to U.S. financial institutions. The fact that these issues are not addressed in NAFTA was of considerable concern to many of the witnesses. MR. DeFAZIO: If the gentlewoman will yield, it is interesting to hear those statements from 2 years ago, because we have heard most recently from the proponents of NAFTA, the apologists for NAFTA, the Secretary of the Treasury and others, that no one could have anticipated the circumstances. But yet the gentlewoman is saying that letter from the chairman of the Banking Committee, a neighbor to Mexico who lives just over the border, who understands that country well and is sympathetic to the needs of that country, he discerned these problems. What was the date on that letter? MS. KAPTUR: The date on the letter was December 6, 1993, but the respective sections from the *Congressional Record* were dated November 15, 1993, remarks by Mr. Gonzalez on NAFTA, page H9661. MR. DeFAZIO: That is absolutely extraordinary. So perhaps a rational person could have anticipated that the peso was overvalued, that there were problems with political manipulations of the currency values in Mexico, and, in fact, that inextricably tying the fate of our economy to Mexico, which seems to be what our administration is telling us, was a mistake. I would ask the gentlewoman if she noticed the statement in the Washington Post last weekend where the Speaker said there was a relationship between the minimum wage and the value of the peso in Mexico and Mexican workers, and said he was hesitant to support an increase in the minimum wage in the United States of America for people who work in this country because that would probably drive more jobs across the border. So we have seen the value of the wages in Mexico, which were pitiful to begin with compared to U.S. wages, dropped by 50 percent, and now we have to withhold any increase in the standard of living for the people of the United States because we might lose yet more manufacturing jobs to Mexico. What happened to the promise of hundreds of thousands of jobs in America as we sold goods to the Mexican people? I am puzzled. [...to be continued...] + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 08 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- AMERICANS IN EXILE February 1, 1995 [Excerpts] "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." -- Isaiah 3:12 -+- Cultivating Hatred in the American Family -+- What is commonly referred to as a "gender war", a division so deep that it destroys families, is no accident. This poison in our culture is actually the result of policies instituted to achieve division, with techniques perfected over the years, in many different countries. They are policies of the U.S. government enacted into law to come into compliance with United Nations mandates. Most Americans are not aware that such laws exist. How many are familiar with *The Gender Equity in Education Act* (1993) or how it conforms to *The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women*? Americans understand even less about the web of deception that has been woven by those in the leadership of this cause as expressed in the American news media. It's difficult to explain how propaganda has been so successful in persuading Americans that the traditional role of wife and mother is oppressive to women. In a nation as great as America once was, where women were respected, provided for, and sheltered from any danger that might interfere with their right to raise their children in freedom and safety, feminism is a truly magnificent hoax. The solution to this puzzle is not where one would instinctively look. The key to understanding what has happened to America is to see how feminists have successfully manipulated the natural inclinations of men and women. Men will shelter and protect women, even from the truth, if they believe women will find it offensive. Women are inclined to follow men who will provide for them and lead aggressively. Thus we have our present dilemma; a Marxist version of American history of oppression of women, resulting in laws and policies that attack men and destroy families, and men won't criticize them. An open minded consideration of explanations that might, at first, seem a contradiction is necessary. There are a number of ideas that have been planted in peoples' minds that must be re- examined. The fact that American men are socialized to protect and shelter women is the very reason that men will not respond to charges that they oppress women, but grope further to find out what women want. Ironically, this phenomenon is precisely what has turned women away from men. Women expect men to get them out of this, to stand up for their wives and children and for their own place as providers, protectors, and moral leaders of the family. Thus far women have been betrayed by the insecurity of American men. They have had little choice in that the only men offering security are those attacking the family, offering women preference for jobs and protection from their husbands. Feminism is not independence for women but dependence on men who can provide, men like Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, and Bill Clinton. Women have little respect for defeated men, particularly when they won't fight. A sad fact of warfare is that only males are vanquished; women survive as best they can, often as consorts of the victors. Men who have watched government cross their threshhold, offering wives protection from their husbands and special privileges for jobs that destroy a man's God given role as provider and protector, and can only respond by trying to please women, are a pathetic sight. These men are, of course, confused. They are not prepared for a government that would actually conspire to destroy their families. Many will find it difficult to accept. It seems so far fetched. All that is necessary is to face certain obvious facts. Look at this from pure reason, without the blind spots of culture, sexual attraction and hormones, and it becomes clear. The history of women in America that is fed to us by the ruling elite and the press is a pack of lies. Women in America were given by men the highest civilization ever known. We can only hope to recover that greatness as long as there are Americans old enough to remember a way of life that has been stolen from us and are able to look critically at Marxist slogans such as "women earn 71 percent of what men earn" or "today women have to work", neither of which is true. [...] It has taken years of carefully formulated propaganda to manipulate an unsuspecting public into accepting the Marxist position that husbands and fathers are oppressors. The concept that marriage is oppressive to women is Marxist. The U.N. plan, as is written in the *Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women*, is to drastically alter something that really made America what it was, the American family. We are faced with a powerful, global elite that presumes to be a purveyor of proper attitudes, culture, and of correct roles for men, women, and children in society. They are determined to bring us around, with propaganda, with professional Marxist methods of agitation, and with laws. This surely is a perfect hoax. It leaves men with a choice of either telling the truth and risk alienating women -- or submitting to something that is clearly wrong. It leaves women with only the enemy to turn to. Most women would give anything to restore America to what it once was. The plan is proceeding, and it is not the complaints of ordinary women seeking "equality", but a United Nations mandate, Federal legislation, laws that Americans know little about, but that reach into homes and families, places where Americans have always understood government had no business. Feminist legislation has altered our school system, destroyed families, left children without fathers, put innocent men in jail, and made it impossible for men and women to relate with the mutual respect that once existed between them. Affirmative Action, a program of special rights for special citizens, is perhaps the most devastating of all feminist policies. Most commonly thought of as a racial policy, it benefits mostly women, 51 percent of the U.S. population. Many upper-class graduates of Smith College, Radcliffe, or Vassar are official victims according to this policy. Its goals, of course, are not fairness or equality, but intervention in families. According to the Marxist belief system, marriage in itself is discrimination against women. Preference for jobs is intended as an alternative to dependency on a "white male". ...No one is suggesting women can't work or use all of their talents and abilities. *What* *must* *be* *opposed* *is* *preference* for and the recruitment of women to achieve a distribution in the workforce that satisfies feminists and the United Nations. We must oppose the Marxist belief that marriage is an oppressive institution and their diabolical, persistent, determination to offer women a way out. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Please feel free to photocopy and disseminate (but not to publish for profit). Americans in Exile, PO Box 2636, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 09 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE MEXICAN RESCUE PACKAGE [From The Congressional Record -- House, H1271-H1278, Feb. 6, 1995] [...continued...] MR. SANDERS: Mr. Speaker, if the gentlewoman will yield, in Sunday's Washington Post Raul Avila, president of the National Maquiladora Industry Council, said that during the first 10 months of 1994 maquiladora employment increased 6.2 percent, over 600,000 employees, and importantly enough, as the gentlewoman has just indicated, "The industry forecasts the opening of another 600 assembly plants this year." MR. DeFAZIO: If the gentlewoman will yield, that, I believe, was because of the drop in the value of the peso. MR. SANDERS: The gentleman is exactly right. With cheaper labor it becomes a better investment in the maquiladoras, and we can expect more American companies to be going down there. The gentleman and the gentlewoman raised interesting points a while ago. I am a member of the Banking Committee that dealt with the S&L fiasco, and as my colleagues will recall the concept "too big to fail." Do my colleagues remember that concept? What too big to fail means is that the taxpayers of America were obligated to bail out very, very large banks because if they failed, the repercussions of that failure were supposedly so great that it would have been worse than bailing them out. I would like my colleagues to comment on this thought. It seems to me that that is precisely what is happening with regard to Mexico. We are now asked, well, not asked, but the President is proposing to put $40 billion of loan guarantees into Mexico. Maybe the President is right and we do not know. Maybe, in fact, this will improve the Mexican economy, everything will work out well, and there will not be a loss of taxpayer money. That may be true. But let us look at the other side of the story. Maybe in fact the Mexican economy will not improve and we will lose that $40 billion. What I would like to ask my colleagues is this: Is it not possible that a year from now or 2 years from now a President will come back and say we have got to provide even more loan guarantees to Mexico because we already have $40 billion in the hopper there; we cannot afford to lose that. We have to protect that investment and, therefore, we need to put even more money into Mexico? And I think the implications of that are very, very frightening. This Congress and this President are having a difficult enough time running the American economy that we know something about on behalf of American workers. We are not doing very well at that. The idea that we have the knowledge or the ability to sustain the Mexican economy, upon which we are dependent, is really quite beyond me. But I am afraid that we are going to have this too-big-to-fail concept once again. Then we are going to have to pump more and more money into Mexico, because if it fails, then we have lost all the money we put into them last year. MR. DeFAZIO: I guess to bring it down to something smaller than billions, I think I heard very early on in my life and the old saw, you know, "If you owe the bank $1,000 and you cannot pay, you have got a problem. If you owe the bank $100,000 and you cannot pay, the bank has got a problem." That is where we are at here. It is not only ultimately an obligation of the economic stabilization fund, and it does occur in here that losses can be incurred, and those losses would have to be made up, but also the interest earnings, gains or losses of the economic stabilization fund are reflected in the budget of the United States of America. So if the economic stabilization fund loans to Mexico, $20 billion or so to Mexico go bad, then suddenly we are told that not only do we have to come up with the money but that counts as $20 billion more deficit for the United States of America. MS. KAPTUR: On that point, if you look at what we are spending on as a Nation, the very first set of categories have to do with Social Security, and especially Medicare, the cost that the taxpayers subsidize Medicare. Defense is a large expenditure. Then comes interest rates. Right after that, the fourth largest category of spending in this Government is to pay the interest on the savings and loan bailout which totals over $1 trillion. Our children's children will be paying for that. So when we get in these debt financing arrangements, what we are talking about is obligating the people of our country so far down the road you can hardly even see the end of it. But in this situation with Mexico, we are not talking about money we owe to ourselves. We are talking about money that is owed to investors and creditors to foreign nations. This is a very different animal than that exchange stabilization fund was meant to be used for in the past. I think what we are seeing is a different form of foreign aid, which does not have to be voted on here in the Congress, and that is not how a democracy should function or a democratic republic should function. We should have the debate here. We as a people must make a decision about what our relationship is to various countries around the world. MR. SANDERS: My recollection -- and help me out here -- is that foreign aid that we do vote on is about what, $15 or $16 billion? MS. KAPTUR: That is right. MR. SANDERS: There is a lot of debate. Many people throughout this country think that is too much. MS. KAPTUR: Half of that is weapons. MR. SANDERS: All right. What we should appreciate is that this loan guarantee to Mexico puts us at risk for over double what our entire foreign aid package is today. Is that correct? MS. KAPTUR: That is correct. The gentleman is correct. I kept listening to the President when he said, "Oh, this is not anything serious. This is just cosigning a loan." I would say to the gentleman from Oregon and the gentleman from Vermont what if someone came up to you and said, "Would you sign a loan with me for $50,000? Right now, sign it?" MR. SANDERS: For you, Ms. Kaptur, absolutely MS. KAPTUR: But maybe you do not know what my finances are like. I mean, would you not want to know the credit history of that person, what kind of assets the person had? And there is absolutely a risk that something might go wrong. Cosigning the loan does not absolve risk. MR. SANDERS: I was on a national television program the other day and one of the proponents of this bailout was saying, well, the Mexican economy is basically in good shape; they are having a short-term cash flow problem. But basically it is strong. One of my colleagues here talked about the national debt of Mexico. Is, in fact, the Mexican economy strong and stable? MS. KAPTUR: The Mexican economy is not strong and stable, and the nation is not politically stable, which is why there is all of this moving up and down of the value of the peso. Mexico owes somewhere between $160 and $200 billion. That is with a "b". That is in public debt that is owed to other creditors. This is only one small piece of it. This is probably the piece that they thought they might be able to bite off without too many people disagreeing, but there is a lot more money owed, and then inside Mexico, because of the strange relationship between their private sector and their public sector and their banks, there are all kinds of debts internal to Mexico, and with interest rates going up there and with the inflation rates going up, it is a very unstable economic situation inside of Mexico. The value of their money has just been cut in half. Lots of businesses there have loans. The relationship of those businesses to their banks, to the inflation rate, et cetera, is a very unstable situation, and the largest revenue generator to the Government is Pemex, the oil company. Over, I think, nearly half the revenues of that Government are generated by Pemex, so that is another place that the oil revenues are pledged as collateral to their own Government. I happen to believe that Mexico's main problems are not economic but, rather, social and political; in other words, if you could get a system there that operated in a more democratic fashion, could you begin to put the pieces in place of an economic order that shared the wealth with the vast majority of people rather than just a few people on top. MR. SANDERS: The main point I wanted to make very briefly is that it is not for sure that this $40 billion loan guarantee is without significant risk, and that is the main point I wanted to make. MS. KAPTUR: It is absolutely with significant risk. MR. DeFAZIO: I think this was a question I asked very early on when I was contacted, when I filed my legislation to withdraw from NAFTA. They brought up all of these concerns about how it would further destabilize the economic situation. They said we are only cosigning, and I said, well, I understood if someone had impeccable credit they would not need a cosigner. Usually you want a cosigner because no one else wants to extend you credit, and they think maybe you would not be good for it. If Mexico's credit is so great, I suggest they go to the same Wall Street financiers who have made 20- to 50-percent interest, nice rate of return, and perhaps say, "Look, you have been making a lot of money down in Mexico, how about extending some loans on favorable terms, maybe only 15-20 percent interest per year as opposed to what we have been paying you, still better than you can get generally in the United States stock market, S&P index, United States Treasury, better than you can get anywhere else." I would assume the Wall Street financiers, thinking there is no problem, if they want the Government to cosign, why do not they just do it directly? Why do not they do it themselves? They are telling us we will make money on this. The taxpayers might make money on it. Might lose $40 billion on it, but, this is a river boat gamble. We are river boat gamblers with $40 billion of assets of the United States of America that belong to the people of this country. I do not think so. That is not our role here. Let the people on Wall Street be the river boat gamblers, not the people on Main Street. MS. KAPTUR: I am telling you, if those people on Wall Street and in the banks around this country made as risky investments as this group did down in Mexico, our entire banking system would be in a state of collapse. MR. SANDERS: Essentially what we want is two things. We need far more information about this bailout and, second of all, and most importantly, we want the U.S. Congress, which presumably was elected to represent the American people, to be able to vote this thing up or down, and in my view, the Congress would vote it down. Now, I think if the American people are upset about this process, it is terribly important that they stand up, they tell the President and the Republican leadership that they understand what is going on, that they want a vote on the floor of the House, they want the Members of Congress to represent their interest and not put $40 billion at risk. So we hope very much that the people will stand up, fight back, and start calling their Members of Congress, the President's office, and the leadership to demand a vote on this important issue. MS. KAPTUR: I want to thank the gentleman from Vermont [Mr. Sanders] for joining us this evening, the gentleman from Oregon [Mr. DeFazio], the gentleman from Mississippi [Mr. Taylor], and the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Brown]. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + *USA Today*, Feb. 8, 1995, very tiny item: Mexico Plan Foes Fail: Opponents of President Clinton's $20 billion rescue plan for Mexico's embattled peso failed to dramatize their opposition through a resolution seeking to reassert Congressional authority over government spending. Critics lost a 288-143 floor vote that would have allowed debate on the matter. -- Juan J. Waite. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + *Washington Times*, National Weekly Edition, Feb. 20-26, 1995: House will debate peso bailout: In a sharp reversal, House Republican leaders will accede to demands from GOP freshman [and others] and allow full floor debate on President Clinton's $47.5 billion bailout plan, which bypassed Congress. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + *NBC News*, Bill Moyers commentary, Feb. 21, 1995 -- a good commentary in which Moyers asks good questions about the bailout. But notice that the commentary and the questions arrive after the thing is already a *fait accompli*. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Copies of The Congressional Record are normally available for viewing at your local library.] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org but with absolutely nothing in the subject line of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 10 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. Behind the scenes, a fight has broken out between U.S. Treasury and the Justice Department. Under Clinton, Justice has retained a large percentage of Bush appointees. Justice, however, is determined to cover up several crimes committed jointly by Clinton, Bush, and Ollie North. An example is the dope smuggling through the airport at Mena, Arkansas. The dope money has been laundered through Arkansas banks and through ones in Chicago, such as Garfield Ridge Trust and Savings Bank, owned and operated by former congressman Dan Rostenkowski and their gang. Also acting as a dope money laundry has been the highly corrupt, highly political, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. On the other hand, long-time career employees of the Treasury are *determined* to bring out in the open crimes committed by Democrats as well as [by] Republican hot-shots. ITEM: The Treasury is aware that Clinton has tens of millions of narco-dollars deposited in Swiss and other banks under the code name, "Chelsea Jefferson" -- "Chelsea" being his daughter's name, and "Jefferson" being his middle name. The Treasury has other code names and numbers as well, and amounts -- all traced back to the Columbian dope connection. Aware of all this, so-called "new" Democrats want Clinton to quickly resign. The GOP, on the other hand, wants to use Clinton as a scandal-ridden punching bag over several months. The big- money crowd will decide when to throw "Sludge Willy" to the wall. Can Clinton deal with the growing crisis of currency, huh!? The Mexican peso debacle as well as the money crash in Spain, Sweden, Brazil, and Argentina. The news fakers kept urging know-nothings to invest in so-called "emerging markets" outside the U.S. They should be called "*submerging* markets". Clinton is too much of a wimp to deal with a run on the mutual funds in the wake of the foreign currency crash. Justice is trying to *block* the Treasury Department from bringing out in the open the "China White" scandal, the high- purity heroin pouring in and flooding in from China through Joliet, just south of Chicago. Reportedly implicated are former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson [a.k.a. "Big Jim"] and his gang. He's now chairman of the world-wide, Chicago-based law firm of Winston and Strawn. Treasury claims that "Big Jim's" law firm is being used to coordinate *huge* "China White" shipments -- all to bail out the Rockefeller banks, such as the First National Bank of Chicago that loaned billions of dollars to deadbeat China. ("Big Jim" all along has been a Rockefeller agent.) Three partners of the law firm and eight support staff confirm: internal documents tend to incriminate "Big Jim" and his gang, and his puppet, Illinois Governor Jim Edgar [a.k.a. "Little Jim"]. Both the Treasury Department and the Justice Department are nervous about the secret transfer of a $50 million contingency fund of Resolution Trust Corporation [RTC]. It was sent, from Chicago to Little Rock, to cover up $47 million reportedly embezzled from a Little Rock savings and loan by Clinton and his wife. Interwoven in the transfer details is the murder of White House aide Vincent Foster, jr. He and Hillary worked crooked savings and loan bailout deals in the Chicago area for RTC -- which is headquartered here *inside* the law firm of Hopkins and Sutter. In the Treasury/Justice Department fight, you can expect more bodies to fall off of buildings, such as happened to a senior investigator expert of the Resolution Trust Corporation. He wanted to go further into the Clinton White House scandals. In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. (312) 731-1100 is our main message. Donations appreciated. Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois], 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day, that's the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 11 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE ANDREUCCETTI AFFAIR ======================= [...continued...] [CN -- I am jumping ahead here, due to late breaking events of which I have just been informed.] [CN -- Note also that I neither necessarily believe nor disbelieve either all or portions of the following. I am merely a journalist in this matter. I am willing to post replies of reasonable length from responsible parties.] RECEIVED: Feb. 21, 1995 United States District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division Mark Sato, et al., plaintiffs ) ) No. 92 C 7048 vs. ) ) Judge Wayne Andersen Shirley Peterson, et al., defendants ) Magistrate Joan Lefkow Notice of Motion Please be informed that on February 21, 1995, the undersigned filed with the Clerk of the above Court, and will present the same on April 20, 1995, at 10 a.m., before Magistrate Joan H. Lefkow, or any Magistrate or Judge sitting in her place and stead, in the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 So. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604, the attached Motion for Leave with Further Amendments thereto attached of Second AMENDED Verified Complaint, and supporting Verification, and Verification set out below, all herewith served upon you. Since the Magistrate stated on February 16, 1995, that she would rule by mail on pending motions for leave, it may not be necessary for these plaintiffs to present the attached Motion on the said April 20, 1995. (signed) Joseph Andreuccetti (signed) Sherman H. Skolnick Verification including Proof of Service The undersigned does hereby certify under the provisions of 28 U.S.CA. Sec. 1746, as follows: 1. That the matters stated in the attached Motion for Leave are true and correct to his personal knowledge or are matters of record or of law, and in either case, are true. 2. That he caused a copy of this Verification, Notice of Motion above, attached Motion for Leave with Further Amendments thereto attached, and Verification in Support, to be served on those above named [CN -- Christine A. Grant, Eileen Marutzky, Senator Orrin Hatch, and others named in the document in my possession], at addresses there shown, by sending them each a copy in duly addressed, sealed, and stamped envelopes, and depositing in U.S. Mail Box on February 21, 1995. Executed on February 21, 1995. (signed) Joseph Andreuccetti Motion for Leave to File Further Amendments to Second Amended Verified Complaint, with Further Amendments Attached [CN -- As noted, I am skipping ahead. I hope to soon post the original complaint.] Comes now Joseph Andreuccetti and Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiffs, pro se, and move the Court for an Order granting them leave to file further amendments to Second Amended Verified Complaint, and for grounds state: 1. As shown in attached further amendments, certain events occurred since the events stated in Second Amended Verified Complaint, and since the Amendments thereto, which should be included therein. 2. Said further amendments are attached hereto and made a part hereof. 3. Said plaintiffs ask for leave as aforesaid. (signed) Joseph Andreuccetti, plaintiff, pro se (signed) Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiff, pro se Further Amendments to Second Amended Verified Complaint Plaintiffs, pro se, Joseph Andreuccetti and Sherman H. Skolnick add the following to Count Three, following paragraph 29: 29D. That on February 16, 1995, at or about 10 a.m., there was a hearing in the instant case before Magistrate Judge Joan H. Lefkow. Present were: plaintiffs Sherman H. Skolnick, Joseph Andreuccetti, Robert E. Cleveland, Mark Sato, and Gerald H. Parshall, Jr., with Parshall representing the defendants; Parshall being from the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Trial Attorney, Washington, D.C. 29E. After said hearing, in the hallway outside Courtroom 1858, present were: Skolnick, Andreuccetti, Sato, and Cleveland, and Parshall. Parshall stated to plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti as follows: (a) Parshall said he was going to go to Chief Bankruptcy Judge John D. Schwartz to tell him that plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti have made serious accusations against Schwartz, the same as in Count One, paragraph 13, adopted here by reference as if verbatim herein set forth, meaning to be understood by Parshall on behalf of defendants herein and was so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti as follows: (1) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are going to seek to force, compel, and coerce Judge Schwartz to mis-use his federal judicial power and authority, to threaten plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti with contempt and jail, to silence said plaintiffs and intimidate them into withdrawing and nullifying said paragraph 13 of Count One; [CN -- Paragraph 13 of Count One: "By words and statements, she {CN -- Lynette Redmer, connected in some capacity with the IRS, Criminal Investigations Division} confirmed that she recognized that Chief Bankruptcy Judge John D. Schwartz, in Joe's {CN -- Andreuccetti's} long-standing case, was highly corrupt. She did not deny or dispute that Judge Schwartz has a net worth of 140 million dollars and has not filed a proper federal tax return in thirty years. She cautioned Skolnick that it was improper for him, 'to have those records,' of her agency.] (2) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are threatening to damage plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, in their persons, properties, and liberties, if said plaintiffs repeat said serious accusations on the Cable Television Show "Broadsides", in which Skolnick is a regular panel commentator and Andreuccetti from time to time assists the same; (3) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are threatening to damage plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, in their persons, properties, and liberties, by way of a Justice Department cover up of the 50 million dollar transfer of Resolution Trust Corporation funds, parked with Household International; that is, the clandestine transfer of said funds to Little Rock, Arkansas, to cover up the embezzlement and mis-appropriation of some 47 million dollars from a federally insured Savings and Loan in Arkansas, for which a federal grand jury is considering federal criminal indictments against Hillary Rodham Clinton and William Jefferson Clinton, respectively First Lady and President of the U.S.; further, the clandestine transfer from Little Rock with the assistance of Fuji Bank, to the Cayman Islands and from there to a purported clandestine account with the purported code Chelsea Jefferson in Switzerland; related to Count One herein, paragraph 18, adopted here by reference as if verbatim herein set forth; (4) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are threatening to damage plaintiff Andreuccetti in his person, property, and liberty, for him having filed a form 211 of IRS, attached to Second Amended Verified Complaint and adopted here by reference as if verbatim herein set forth; (5) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are threatening to damage plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti in their persons, properties, and liberties, in that defendants perceive that these plaintiffs caused the matters of Judge Schwartz, the clandestine transfer of RTC funds as aforesaid, on which Andreuccetti has a long-pending claim, and related IRS and Justice Department corruption, to be circulated and distributed worldwide on the information superhighway known as Internet; that these matters appeared on Internet just prior to the said February 16, 1995 hearing before Magistrate Lefkow at which Parshall was present on behalf of the IRS, the Justice Department, and other entities, official and unofficial, all of which have an interest to silence and damage these plaintiffs under the pretense of federal authority, damaging these plaintiffs in their persons, properties, and liberties; (6) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are seeking to damage plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti in their persons, properties, and liberties, in that defendants have the data to blackmail Judge John D. Schwartz to so damage these plaintiffs; in that Schwartz, as known to the defendants, is corruptly linked and implicated with the nefarious and corrupt acts and doings of Household International, Pinnacle Banc Group, as the successor and alter ego of the criminal enterprises known as Bank of Credit and Commerce International, First Midwest Bank, Bishop Paul Marcinkus, previously head of Vatican Bank and principal force behind Andreuccetti's tormentor First National Bank of Cicero now Pinnacle Banc Group, and Marcinkus having as his godson and or nephew Christian Henning, Jr., who falsely alleged he was Andreuccetti's business partner; (7) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, know full well that Judge Schwartz is pliable and blackmailable by the defendants and could easily be compelled, coerced, and activated to jail plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti; defendants knowing full well Schwartz is implicated in RTC secret fund transfer. (8) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, are conveying to plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti that the power of the Justice Department stands against said plaintiffs; that the Justice Department and the defendants could allow, permit, condone, and acquiesce in bodily harm and other damage to be inflicted on plaintiffs and that nothing could or would be done against the perpetrators; similar to the defendants and the Justice Department covering up and suppressing that the senior investigation specialist of the RTC, knowledgeable about the aforesaid 50 million dollar clandestine transfer, Jon Parnell Walker, was suicided, that is, murdered, and the Justice Department and the defendants have arranged that nothing be done to investigate the matter, up to the time of the appointment of the Independent Counsel; that the corruption of Judge Schwartz is linked to the secret transfer of 50 million dollars of RTC, as aforesaid, to try to keep Clinton and his wife from jail; that the corruption of Judge Schwartz is linked to Justice Department corruption in the INSLAW Affair where more than 41 witnesses were murdered while the matter was about to commence and/or pending before a Special Federal Grand Jury in Chicago; that Skolnick as a federal grand jury witness complained of said murders in a civil suit to no avail, with the Justice Department defendants covering up the same. (9) That the defendants, by and through Parshall, meant it to be understood and it was so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, that these plaintiffs should shut their mouths and watch what they are saying in and out of Court; in that as known to the defendants and the Justice Department, there is a secret unit there that carries out domestic and foreign political murders; as INSLAW contends. [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 12 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. Some very clever folks put together some super-duper computer software. The company was called INSLAW, and their software, called PROMIS, was designed, originally, to track the caseload of federal prosecutors. The Justice Department was one of their most important customers. At the time, the head of the Justice Department was Edwin Meese. And, he had a *better* idea. Feeling "above the law", he and his cronies *stole* the software and used it without paying! So it ended up, for example, running the FBI office in Chicago. Meese and Reagan needed to reward some folks who helped torpedo Jimmy Carter's Presidential re-election bid in 1980. To make Carter seem like a wimp, they arranged to delay the release of the American hostages in Iran. The whole dirty, treasonous mess is called, "The October Surprise". The PROMIS software was also ideal to track people, worldwide, by satellite. So, the October Surprise conspirators sold, or gave it, to intelligence agencies: Sweden, Iraq, Israel, France, and others. Deprived of their product, and their income, the INSLAW company went into bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court judge, after extensive hearings, ruled the Justice Department big-shots had used fraud and deceit to steal the software. A district court judge upheld the verdict. A federal appeals panel, however, made a highly corrupt ruling that the bankruptcy judge lacked jurisdiction! *Oh*, *yeah*!? As a result, the Justice Department arranged to have the bankruptcy judge removed from the bench! Along the way, INSLAW's attorneys put into official record that they had uncovered data -- now get this -- showing the Justice Department had a secret unit that committed domestic and foreign political murders. While a Chicago special federal grand jury was *also* investigating the INSLAW affair, 41 grand jury witnesses were murdered! Some of *our* group [CCCC] were also set to be witnesses, and we complained about all this in a federal court civil suit, to *no* *avail*. The trail is long, and highly complicated. Our [CCCC] chairman interviewed a key official here of the IRS who *admitted* there was high-level corruption in related matters in the IRS and the Justice Department. That interview became part of pending federal litigation. So what happened? Well, from Washington the Justice Department flew in one of their honchos to repeatedly threaten us in the hallway, outside a federal courtroom. The details are now a matter of court record [CN -- e.g., see CN4-11 and ongoing]. And the meaning of it all is, we are threatened by the corrupt Justice Department with jail for contempt, and bodily harm! All for telling the truth here and on our popular Monday evening weekly cable TV show. No, there is no one in authority to complain to. It's a totally corrupt situation. Our court of last resort is the public. Ordinarily, we "play down" situations that put us in personal jeopardy. But this is an emergency, created by the Justice Department and their corruption. The threats against us were outside the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Joan Lefkow, [who is] considering our case accusing top officials of corruption. She's being blackmailed by the Justice Department and the IRS to torpedo our case. Why? Because she has recently been appointed to a lifetime position as federal district judge, and the crooked IRS and the Justice Department have the power and the clout to wreck her appointment before she is confirmed. In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "What the Dope Business is Really All About". (312) 731-1505. New message Monday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 13 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. So what is the dope business all about, huh? The news fakers emphasize small-time junkies in federal court. Major [drug] traffickers are seldom if ever mentioned. ITEM: Large quantities of marijuana come into the Calumet region, for distribution nationwide, in railroad boxcars originating in Mexico -- supposedly with auto parts for Ford Motors' assembly plant in South Chicago and near Chicago Heights. The boxcar seals are broken, indicating tampering, and reeking of what law enforcement calls "Mary Jane". The federal and local narcotics police have been corrupted and/or are fearful of being dumped in the canal if they interfere with this high-level, federal government-protected operation. ITEM: Related airplane traffic reportedly comes and goes from south suburban Lansing airport, and the one in Joliet, and far- north suburban Pewaukee Airport. Also, nearby truck traffic is related. The DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] and the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] have auditioned for the part of "the three monkeys" -- they don't see, hear, or know anything! ITEM: A wholesale meat supply outfit in the Calumet region reportedly brings in narcotics by truck in the middle of the night! The money proceeds are reportedly "washed" through a chain of fast food spots. Also reportedly suspected of laundering the dope loot is Mercantile National Bank of Indiana, headquartered in Hammond, the chain of banks called First Midwest, and Household International and their units, Household Bank. The bank regulator fakers are well-aware of all this, but *they* play the part of "the three monkeys". ITEM: Most of the petty doper cases are heard in Chicago's federal courts: the U.S. District Court and the Federal Appeals Court here, seventh circuit, covering Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Many of the judges in these courts are financially interlocked with Continental Bank, now part of Bank America. For decades and decades, both banks have been a front for "laundering" criminal enterprises. For many years, the Mafia- Vatican-CIA bank owned a chunk of both bank rackets. Now, the huge Japanese Mafia, the Yakusa, owns Bank America and their unit, Continental Bank. Also, the authors of a book entitled *Yakusa* contend [that] half of all the new buildings [in] downtown Chicago are secretly owned by the Japanese underworld. Also, reportedly, the Fairmont Hotel here. ITEM: In November '94, on our cable TV show, we did an exclusive one-hour presentation on "The CIA and the Dope Business", relating to "China White", the high-purity narcotic flooding into the united States by way of Joliet, just south of Chicago. The dope smuggling is reportedly orchestrated by Rockefeller's long- time agent, Jim Thompson [a.k.a. "Big Jim"], former Illinois Governor and later, chairman of the worldwide law factory called "Winston & Strawn". Three law partners and eight support staff have, off the record, confirmed to us that our TV show was true and correct. ITEM: In a related matter, one Winston & Strawn former partner, Chester Nozel(sp?), is trying to dissolve the Winston & Strawn firm. However, a judge in Chicago has ordered the case impounded! In other words, kept secret. ITEM: On our cable TV show, we asked most guests that were candidates for public office what *they* would do about the CIA complicity in the dope business. Huh-huh. You probably guessed what happened: *none* of the candidates gave us a straight answer! (By the way, some call it [i.e., CIA] the "Cocaine Import Agency".) The dope business continues on a high level because of high-level government complicity. Call up your local news fakers and tell them to stop kidding us about the dope business, huh? In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. (312) 731-1100 is our main message. Donations appreciated. Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois], 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day, that's the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 14 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN -- Received the following from a CN reader] Dear Brian, I put together a few articles that might interest you. The first is excerpts from the article about Mena that was supposed to appear in the *Washington Post*, but you know what happened.... It appeared in the final edition of *New American View*... Maybe there's something there for Conspiracy of the Day. Best of luck for COD. All the best. [...] ----------------------------------------------- Exclusive The Crimes of Mena Clinton and the Cult of Intelligence The following are excerpts from an article by former National Security Council staffer Roger Morris and Sally Denton. This amazing story was scheduled to appear in the *Washington Post on January 29 - after months of delay by the Clintonites and the CIA cultists at the *Post. However, in a last minute turnaround by the editor of the *Post, the story was not published (see accompanying item from *The Sunday Telegraph). If the story ever makes headline news it is almost certain to bring down the Clinton presidency. Moreover, though, it threatens much more than a presidency - it exposes the total corrupt and debased nature of consecutive U.S. Administrations. Of the many stories emerging from the Arkansas of the 1980s that was the crucible of the Clinton presidency, none has been more elusive - nor more ominous - than the specter of major drug smuggling, gunrunning and money laundering tracing to the tiny town of Mena, nestled in the dense pine forests of the Ouachita Mountains some 150 miles due west of Little Rock. Local Internal Revenue Service agent Bill Duncan, Arkansas State Police investigator Russell Welch, Arkansas Attorney General Winston Bryant, then-Congressman Bill Alexander and various other officials and citizens in the state all believed by the late 1980s that they had what Bryant termed "credible evidence" of the most serious criminal activity involving Mena between 1981 and 1986, crimes seemingly with the acquiescence if not complicity of elements of the U.S. government. Mena's obscure Intermountain Airport they thought to be a base for Adler Berriman (Barry) Seal, a self-confessed, convicted smuggler whose operations were said to be linked to the intelligence community, and who was murdered by Colombian assassins early in 1986 after Seal testified for the U.S. government in a prosecution of leaders of the Medellin drug cartel. After 1987, Duncan, Welch and others pressed for a number of official investigations into the alleged Mena connection. To their mounting dismay and alarm, every inquiry would be inexplicably ineffectual or else stifled altogether, and their own careers damaged in the process, furthering their suspicions of higher-level collusion and cover-up - and in any case leaving the larger mystery of what had really happened in the woods of western Arkansas. Now, however, a new mass of documentary evidence relating to Barry Seal has come to light, substantiating the worst suspicions about Mena as never before. Gathered from various sources over the course of the past year, the more than 2,000 documents span the years 1981-1986, and include Seal's bank and telephone records; negotiable instruments, promissory notes and invoices; personal correspondence; address and appointment books; bills of sale for aircraft and parts; aircraft registration and modification work orders; personal diaries, handwritten "to do" lists and other private notes; secretly tape-recorded conversations; cryptographic keys and legends for codes used in the Seal operation; numerous depositions and other sworn statements - and, not least, extensive official records, including federal investigative and surveillance reports, accounting assessments by the IRS and Drug Enforcement Agency, and previousIy unreported court testimony as well as confidential pre-sentencing memoranda in federal narcotics trafficking trials in Florida and Nevada. Startling Evidence Among only a few of its revelations, the Seal Archive provides documentation: * That Mena, Arkansas from 1981 to 1986 was indeed one of the centers of an international smuggling traffic, amounting - by official IRS and DEA calculations, sworn court testimony and other corroborative records - to many thousands of pounds or kilos of cocaine and heroin, and literally hundreds of millions of dollars in drug profits. * That Seal himself spent hundreds of thousands at the Mena airport to land, base, maintain and specially equip or refit his aircraft for smuggling. According to personal and business records, he had extensive associations locally at Mena and in Little Rock, and was in nearly constant telephone contact with Mena when he was not there himself, including repeated calls just before the day of his murder in 1986. * That as a former member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces, Seal had ties to the Central Intelligence Agency dating to the early 1970s. He had confided to relatives and others, according to their sworn statements, that he was a CIA operative before and during the period when he was establishing his operations at Mena. * That Federal Aviation Administration registration records confirm that aircraft officially identified or admitted to be in the Seal smuggling operation at Mena and elsewhere were previously owned by Air America, Inc., a known CIA "proprietary" company. Emile Camp, one of Seal's pilots and a witness to some of his most significant dealings, was killed on a mountainside near Mena in 1985, in the unexplained crash of one of those planes previously belonging to Air America. * According to still other Seal records, at least some of the aircraft of his smuggling fleet, which numbered a Learjet, helicopters, and former U.S. military transports, were also outfitted with avionics and other equipment by yet another company in turn linked to Air America. * That among the aircraft flown in and out of Mena was Seal's C-123K cargo plane, christened *Fat Lady. The records show that *Fat Lady, serial number 54-0679, was sold by Seal months before his death. According to still other files, the plane soon found its way to a "phantom company" of what became known in the Iran-contra scandal as "The Enterprise," the CIA-related secret entity managed by then-Col. Oliver North and others to smuggle illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan contra rebels, and, according to former Drug Enforcement Agency agent Celerino Castillo and others, allegedly involved as well in a return traffic in cocaine, profits from which were then used to finance more clandestine gunrunning. * Federal aviation records show that in October, 1986, the same *Fat Lady from Mena, serial number 54-0679, was shot down over Nicaragua with a load of arms destined for the contras. The doomed aircraft was co-piloted by a Wallace Blaine (Buzz) Sawyer who was himself from Magnolia in western Arkansas and who died in the crash. It was the lone surviving crew member in that downing, Eugene Hasenfus, whose admission of covert activity began a public unraveling of the Iran-contra episode. * That the hundreds of millions in profits generated by the Seal trafficking via Mena and elsewhere resulted in extraordinary banking and business practices in apparent efforts to "launder" or disperse the vast illicit money in Arkansas and elsewhere. The Seal financial records show for the early 1980s, for example, instances of daily deposits of $50,000 or more, and extensive use of an offshore, foreign bank in the Caribbean as well as financial institutions in Arkansas and Florida. (On October 9, the London *Sunday Telegraph reported independently the existence of "numerous" other foreign bank accounts in Seal's name, including one said to contain over a billion dollars.) * That Seal was scarcely alone in his extensive smuggling through Mena and elsewhere over the period 1981-86, commonly described in both federal and state law enforcement files among the Seal papers as one of the largest drug trafficking operations in the U.S. at the time, if not in the history of the drug trade. He was "only the transport," documents show Seal confiding on one occasion, pointing to an extensive network of narcotics distribution and finance in Arkansas and other states. As one example, the Seal records show him to have been a close associate of a group eventually prosecuted for major narcotics trafficking in neighboring Kentucky. * That in explicit recognition of Seal's extraordinary significance in the drug trade - and thus of the magnitude and importance of Mena as one of his main bases - U.S. government prosecutors made him their chief witness in a 1985 Miami trial *in absentia* of Medellin drug lords, in another 1985 trial of what federal officials regarded as the largest narcotics trafficking case to date in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in still a third prosecution of corrupt officials in the Turks and Caicos Islands. At the same time, court records and other documents reveal a studied indifference by government prosecutors to Seal's earlier and ongoing operations in Mena. The Barry Seal files are vindication for dedicated officials in Arkansas and others who kept an all-too-authentic story alive amid wider indifference. What happened to some nine different official investigations into Mena after 1987, from allegedly compromised federal grand juries to congressional inquiries suppressed by the National Security Council in 1988 under Ronald Reagan, to still later Justice Department inaction under George Bush? Officials apparently invoked "national security" to quash most of the invesigations. Court documents do show clearly that the CIA and DEA employed Seal in 1984-85 for the Reagan administration's celebrated "sting" attempting to implicate thc Nicaraguan Sandinista regime in cocaine trafficking. Having assessed Seal posthumously for some $86 million in back taxes on his huge smuggler's earnings from Mena and elsewhere between 1981 and 1983, as his tax records show, even the IRS forgave hundreds of millions in known drug and gun profits over the ensuing two-year period when Seal was in effect moonlighting for the U.S. government. "... Worked for the DEA/CIA," an IRS agent noted pointedly across one of the papers in a file on Seal's taxes. But to follow the IRS logic, what of the years, crimes and profits at Mena in the early 1980s *before* Barry Seal became an acknowledged federal operative, and then reported drug trafficking activities at Mena even after his murder, crimes far removed from his admitted cooperation as government informant and witness? Government investigators apparently had no doubt about the scope and magnitude of those crimes. According to U.S. Customs sources, Seal's operations at Mena and other bases were involved in the export of guns to Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil as well as the contras, and the importation of cocaine from Colombia to be sold in New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and other cities, as well as in Arkansas itself. Yet again and again over the years, lower level federal or state law enforcement officers looking into the crimes of Mena found themselves stymied by the apparent presence of the CIA or other government involvement. "Joe [deleted] works for Seal, and cannot be touched because Seal works for the CIA," as one U.S. Customs official put it in an Arkansas investigation in the early 1980s. "... A CIA or DEA operation is taking place at the Mena airport," an FBI telex advised the Arkansas State Police in August, 1987, 18 months after Seal's assassination. Significantly, none of the putative inquiries into Mena seems to have made a serious effort to gather even a fraction of the available Seal documents now assembled and studied by the authors. In over 2,000 documents reflecting intimately a man of meticulous organization and planning, careful about every detail, Barry Seal seems to have felt singularly and utterly secure - if not somehow invulnerable - at least in the air transport and delivery in the U.S. of tons of cocaine, done ceaselessly for more than five years. His most personal papers show him all but unconcerned about the very flights and drops, say law enforcement sources, that would indeed have been protected or "fixed" by the collusion of U.S. intelligence. If the Seal documents show anything, an attentive reader might conclude, it is that ominous implication of some official sanction. Over the entire episode looms the unmistakable dark shape of U.S. government complicity in vast drug trafficking and gunrunning, and in a decade-long cover-up of the criminality. Clinton's Involvement Finally, of course, there are somber questions about then-Gov. Bill Clinton's own role *vis-a-vis the crimes of Mena. He has acknowledged learning officially about Mena only in April, 1988, though a state police investigation of Mena, reportedly amounting to thousands of pages, had been in progress for several years, and as the state's chief executive Clinton was customarily abreast of such inquiries. In his one public statement on the matter as governor in September, 1991, he spoke of that state police investigation finding "linkages to the federal government" and "all kinds of questions about whether he [Seal] had any links to the CIA... and if that backed into the Iran-contra deal." But then, inexplicably, Clinton did not at any time seize on the issue or offer further support for any inquiry, "despite the fact," as Bill Plante and Michael Singer of CBS News have written, "that a Republican administration was apparently sponsoring a contra aid operation in his state and protecting a smuggling ring that flew tons of cocaine through Arkansas." Moreover, what of the hundreds of millions generated by Seal's Mena contraband? The Seal records reveal his dealings with at least one major Little Rock bank. How much drug money from him or his associates made its way into criminal laundering in Arkansas's notoriously free-wheeling financial institutions and bond houses, some of which are reportedly under investigation by the Whitewater Special Prosecutor for just such large, unaccountable infusions of cash and unexplained transactions? "The state offers an enticing climate for traffickers... " IRS agents had concluded by the end of the 1980s, documenting a "major increase" in the amount of large cash and bank transactions in the state after 1985, despite a struggling local economy. Meanwhile, others who were prominent backers of Clinton over the same years have themselves been subjects of extensive investigative and surveillance files by the DEA and FBI similar to those relating to Seal. "This may be the first president in history with such close buddies who have NADDIS numbers," says one concerned law enforcement official, referring to the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Intelligence System numbers assigned those under protracted investigation for possible drug crimes. The Seal documents seem still more proof that for Clinton, the Arkansas of the 1980s, and the company he kept there, will not soon disappear as a political or even constitutional liability. "I've always felt we never got the whole story there..." Clinton said in his 1991 statement on Mena. Indeed. But as president of the United States, he need no longer wonder - and neither does the nation. On the basis of the Seal documents (copies of which are being given to the Whitewater Special Prosecutor in any case), the president should ask immediately for a full report on the matter from what is now the CIA, DEA, FBI, Justice Department and other relevant agencies of his own administration, including the long-buried evidence gathered by Duncan and Welch. Clinton should also offer full executive branch cooperation with a re-opened congressional inquiry, and expose the subject fully, for what it says of both our past and future. As for Seal, he saw himself as a patriot to the end. He had dictated his own epitaph for his grave in Baton Rouge: "A rebel adventurer the likes of whom in previous days made America great." In a sense, his documents may now render that claim less ironic than it seems. >From *New American View*, February, 1995. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 15 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY OF CONVERSATION WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK February 27, 1995 I talked by phone for about 40 minutes with Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts. The breaking story that he and his associates are working on deals with the collapse of the Baring Brothers Bank in England. He questions, for one thing, if the bank collapsed on Friday then why did they wait until Sunday evening/Monday morning to begin breaking the story. He also notes that the bank is mentioned in one of the classic books on the "War on Drugs" -- *Dope, Inc.* by the editors of Executive Intelligence Review. Mr. Skolnick also finds questionable the story being fronted that the entire collapse of the bank is attributable to *one* sole employee who has now (conveniently) disappeared. I asked as to the recent alleged threats to his person and liberty allegedly made by a Mr. Parshall of the U.S. Justice Department. He reports that he has become used to such threats over his 30 years of investigating government corruption but that in this case the threats were particularly vehement -- enough to cause concern. However, as stated, he notes that he has become used to such threats. For example, he stated that he has been thrown in jail for contempt of court so many times that he has become quite used to it. He also gave a clue to alleged Justice Department operations in his portrayal of how they threaten you, "They don't say they are going to break your legs with a baseball bat. They just begin to emphasize some things." So, for example, regarding Mr. Skolnick's allegations concerning Judge Schwartz (as is being documented in Conspiracy Nation), Mr. Parshall, according to Mr. Skolnick, was screaming that he was going to inform Judge Schwartz as to what Mr. Skolnick has been saying about Schwartz's alleged corruption. Why is the Justice Department so upset? As is being reported in Conspiracy Nation, an IRS employee named Lynn Redmer has decided to "spill the beans" as to what she knows concerning corruption in the IRS. Skolnick views this as the sort of situation where "one of the [IRS] family", so to speak, has broken the code of silence and that this has got IRS and the government boiling mad. Skolnick expresses that he hopes Redmer does not herself become targetted for her brave whistle-blowing effort. I asked as to how Whitewater was progressing. Readers of Conspiracy Nation may recall that Skolnick's sources had previously indicated to him that there was a stalemate in efforts to bring this story out; that the Democrats and Republicans, both being "dirty" in the Iran-Contra/Mena imbroglio, had come to an impasse where an "I won't tell if you won't tell" situation was in effect. This situation is beginning to moderate, due to the huge pressure being brought to bring this story out. For example, there is a Virginia attorney, connected with that State's government, who has been trying to launch his own investigation into the supposed "suicide" of White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster, jr. Skolnick thinks that we will see things heating up in March and April. Sherman Skolnick had, years ago, written a book on airline crashes which was suppressed. He expressed his wish, during our conversation, to again try to publish a book. His concern however is that, due to narrow corporate ownership of most publishing houses, any book he writes will never see the light of day. I suggested to him that Thunder's Mouth Press might possibly handle him (Thunder's Mouth was courageous enough, for example, to publish Mike Levine's *The Big White Lie*). Skolnick said that, yes, he had considered Thunder's Mouth. He added that he certainly has got enough documentation because government employees are routinely albeit surreptitiously sending him information. I, for one, hope he does get a book out there. Mr. Skolnick has important information that many would want to know. Due to Mr. Skolnick's worldwide recognition as a veteran investigator into corruption, a publisher stands a good chance of making money from the publication of any book by him. Mr. Skolnick has tons of documents lying around, and he is receiving more all the time. One winter, in the middle of a blizzard, a truck pulled up in front of the offices of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] with boxes and boxes of documents for Mr. Skolnick and his associates. The "CCCC" is always on the lookout for new ways to "get the word out". They use their recorded phone message (312-731-1100), they print and distribute leaflets, and they have their own weekly public access TV show. The Citizens' Committee is now about to acquire video equipment which will allow them on-the-spot access to their sources. Previously, when they had wanted to interview someone, it was necessary to have the interviewee visit the set of their show. Now, they will be able to pursue their quarry with their own cameras. Mr. Skolnick also has received as a gift a "super-duper fax machine" that he is trying to figure out how to operate. The machine, once operational, will reputedly be able to send out over 100 messages simultaneously. Mr. Skolnick has become used to controversy. In the late 60's, uproar was so intense after he had brought financial corruption to light that the Chicago police cordoned off both ends of the narrow street on which he resides. Mysterious black helicopters routinely follow he and his associates as they pursue their investigations. The "CCCC" maintains their phone message, in part, because some government employees do not dare have their names on any mailing list that Skolnick and associates might put out. With the recorded phone message, government employees who want to know what is going on but who are fearful of surveillance can sneak to a pay phone and get the "rest of the story". Finally, as a personal note, I want to add that I found Mr. Skolnick to be an excellent conversationalist. He was forthcoming with any information he had and was the sort of person who you could easily talk with and have the time seem to fly by. He has an excellent sense of humor, which is a bit too rare, I think, amongst conspiracy researchers (although he stresses that, strictly speaking, he is *not* a "conspiracy theorist"). Mr. Skolnick keeps the frightening truths he uncovers in perspective by being able to, from time to time, just stand back and laugh at the whole thing. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 16 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- BEST OF TRAFICANT ================= As previously noted, the *Congressional Record* is now online via Mosaic or World Wide Web at http://thomas.loc.gov The following are selections from some of the 1-minute remarks made by Representative Traficant of Ohio. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + COMMENTS ON MEXICAN LOAN GUARANTEE (House - February 23, 1995) [Page: H2071] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, Uncle Sam will not help Washington, DC, because of waste, fraud, and mismanagement. Let's see if I understand this: Down there in Mexico there is waste, fraud, mismanagement, corruption, larceny, kickbacks, bribes, and conspiracy. There is even an armed revolution to boot. But Uncle Sam can find $53 billion to bail out Mexico. Tell me, Mr. Speaker, who is now formulating the policy for the United States of America? The Three Stooges, or what? Beam me up. When Uncle Sam can say `Sorry, Charlie,' to Orange County, CA; Washington, DC; Youngstown, OH; and New York but find $53 billion for Mexico, that says it all, Congress. Think about it. _________________________________________________________________ CALLING FOR MEMBERS' ASSISTANCE REGARDING FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF WEAVER FAMILY KILLINGS (House - January 24, 1995) [Page: H548] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, in 1992 Federal agents attacked the Weaver family in Idaho. They killed 14-year-old Sammy Weaver. They shot him in the back. They then shot an unarmed Mrs. Weaver and killed her, shooting her right between the eyes as she held her infant baby. They even killed the dog. Court documents now prove the FBI lied in court. Federal agents fired first. Weaver was entrapped into a gun violation. Mr. Speaker, is this the Justice Department or is this the KGB? I always thought in America our Government does not shoot 14-year-olds in the back. Our Government does not shoot unarmed mothers while they hold their infant. Mr. Speaker, I have asked for a Federal investigation of this matter, and both sides of the aisle need to provide some oversight to the agencies of our Justice Department. I would appreciate the Members' help. _________________________________________________________________ BARBIE DOLL HAS MOVED TO MEXICO ALONG WITH 700 UNITED STATES JOBS (House -January 19, 1995) [Page: H334] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, while Congress plays politics with Newt Gingrich, last night's trade deficit showed a record of $10.5 billion. The 1994 trade deficit, Democrats, will hit a record $154 billion, which is equivalent to 3 million high-paying American jobs with benefits lost. It has gotten so bad, Barbie Doll has moved to Mexico. Mattel Inc., from New York, is laying off 700 workers. They will make Barbie Dolls now in Mexico. Mexico gets jobs, America gets pink slips, and Congress is debating Newt Gingrich and balanced budget amendments? Beam me up. There is no intelligent life left in the Congress of the United States. Where is the trade program of the Democrat Party? We are failing the American workers, and that is why we are in the minority, quibbling over the Speaker. _________________________________________________________________ CUT THE CIA (House - February 15, 1995) [Page: H1764] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, the CIA said they knew nothing of secret government radiation tests on American guinea pigs in the fifties. Those guinea pigs were American citizens. Can you believe this, Government documents now reveal the CIA not only knew, they funded a radiation testing lab in California to test American prisoners. Unbelievable. They knew nothing about the mining of the harbors, they knew nothing about the death-threat manuals, they knew nothing about Gary Powers. Stone cold lies. Now, evidence shows that during the Westmoreland-CBS trial, a secret CIA memo says, `Have we gone beyond reasonable dishonesty?' Reasonable dishonesty, Members? Lies, stone cold lies through their teeth. If Government is going to reform itself and cut the size of Government, Congress should cut the hell out of the CIA. _________________________________________________________________ STOP THE GRAVY TRAIN FOR RUSSIA (House - February 13, 1995) [Page: H1620] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, you heard about Boris, now get a load of Yuri. That is right, Yuri Luzhkov, mayor of Moscow, next President of Russia. Secret meetings, secret budgets, secret records, secret million dollar deals. This guy Yuri makes Boss Tweed look like mother Teresa, but he is a prototype, Congress, of new Russian politicians. He hires his family so he can save money on the car pool. Meanwhile, they are laughing all the way to the bank with our $12 billion. To boot, it is being put in a Russian bank. I think Boris and now specifically Yuri leave a lot to be desired, and I say Congress should stop this $12 billion gravy train for Russia and invest it in America. I think these guys are no Thomas Jefferson. _________________________________________________________________ WHERE ARE THE JOBS PROGRAMS? (House - February 03, 1995) [Page: H1161] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, the economists say that the economy is great. My question, Mr. Speaker: Are these economists smoking dope or what? Orange County is bankrupt. The District of Columbia is bankrupt. The trade deficit hit a record of $153 billion, and Americans keep getting pink slips. Listen to this from the State of Washington to Kansas to Philadelphia, Boeing just laid off 7,000 workers. Congress, it is jobs, living-wage jobs, and there is not a job program on the Republican side and there is not a job program on the Democrat side. If there is any consolation, Mr. Speaker, Burger King is hiring, and I never heard of anybody that committed suicide by jumping out of a basement window. _________________________________________________________________ FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD IS SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF CONGRESS, NOT THE WHITE HOUSE (House - February 22, 1995) [Page: H1972] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, the Constitution says only Congress can draw money from the Treasury. It also says only Congress can coin money, regulate the value thereof and regulate the value of foreign money. Only Congress, the Constitution says, can regulate commerce with foreign nations. The question I ask, Congress, is under what authority did Robert Rubin sign an agreement to bail out Mexico? To me it is unbelievable. Now, the Washington Times reported that our bailout is going to bail out the Mexican banks and Mexican companies. Ladies and gentlemen, we are bailing out Mexican banks, we are putting our banks on the line here and our taxpayers in the fire. I disagree with this. I think the Federal Reserve Board is subject to the jurisdiction of Congress, not the White House. It is time for a constitutional court case to determine that. I plan to challenge the bailout in court. _________________________________________________________________ WELFARE QUEENS AND THE WELFARE KINGS OF THE CORPORATE WORLD (House - February 06, 1995) [Page: H1218] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute, and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, the President's budget is already under attack, and that is par for the course. There are people who are still blasting welfare queens, but keep in mind that AFDC helps American children and food stamps help feed America's poor. What bothers me is that no one talks about those welfare kings, with that $51 billion in direct subsidies to corporations and $53 billion in tax breaks for fat cats. And no one talks about welfare kings. Check this out: $18 million for Sunkist to sell orange juice; $5 million for Gallo to sell wine; $1 million for M&M to sell candy; half a million to Ronald McDonald to sell chicken; and half a million to Campbell's Soups to sell V-8 juice. Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. President Clinton's budget may not be perfect, but it has a heart and it has a soul, and that may be just a good place to start our debate from. Think about that. _________________________________________________________________ INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO REDIRECT FOREIGN AID TO AMERICANS (House -February 09, 1995) [Page: H1468] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, Congress borrows money from Japan and Germany and then Congress pays interest on that borrowed money to Japan and Germany. Then Congress takes that borrowed money and gives it back to Japan and Germany to protect them. Now we give money, our borrowed money to Germany to protect them from an invasion from Russia. But then we give money to Russia so that Russia does not have to invade Germany. If any of this makes sense, beam me up. The only good thing about it, evidently, is that the Russians could not overwhelm the Capitol Police. But the bottom line is we borrow money to help everybody all over the world, but we cannot come up with money to help our own people. I have a little bill, H.R. 782. It would take $5 billion of foreign aid and transfer it to revenue sharing for cities and counties. I think Members should take a look at that, Democrats at least. _________________________________________________________________ NAFTA, 1 YEAR LATER (House - February 07, 1995) [Page: H1292] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, NAFTA, 1 year later. Thirty-six thousand Americans have filed claims with the Labor Department. They lost their jobs due to NAFTA. That is right, and the list goes on. Woolrich up in Pennsylvania and Colorado, they laid off 450 workers, moved to Mexico, hired workers at $1 an hour. You have Magnatech in Indiana and Michigan. They moved to Mexico. Tell me, Congress, how can American workers survive when American companies can move to Mexico, hire people at $1 an hour, have no IRS or EPA or OSHA to pay them a visit? Is it any wonder the American worker is fed up with Congress? A Congress that will take care of Russia, but forget about Rhode Island? A Congress that will take care of Kuwait, but forget about Kentucky? A Congress that will worry about Mexico and forget about Mississippi and Massachusetts? Is it any wonder, Congress? Think about the American worker for a change. _________________________________________________________________ EFFECTS OF INTEREST RATE INCREASES (House - February 01, 1995) [Page: H976] (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, in America the sun shines in from the PTA to the Halls of Congress. The American people have a front row seat. But when it comes to the Federal Reserve Board, the American people cannot even buy a seat in the peanut gallery. Unbelievable; at this very moment the Fed behind closed doors is deciding whether or not to raise our interest rates. And the Fed says `Look, our business is too important for the American people to understand and what the American people don't know won't hurt them.' Unbelievable. Mr. Speaker, while Congress cannot go to the bathroom without a camera team, the Federal Reserve Board conducts their business and Congress waits for Alan Greenspan to come out of some closed door with either thumbs up or thumbs down. Mr. Speaker, I say it is very simple: Alan Greenspan is giving America the finger and Congress does not even know why. _________________________________________________________________ LEGISLATION TO EXTEND MANDATORY COVERAGE OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL LAW TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ATTORNEYS [Page: E62] HON. JAMES A. TRAFICANT, JR. OF OHIO in the House of Representatives Monday, January 9, 1995 Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, today I am reintroducing legislation to add a new section to the act that would require the Attorney General to call for the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate allegations that Justice Department attorneys engaged in prosecutorial misconduct, corruption, or fraud. I introduced identical legislation in the last Congress. The independent counsel provisions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 require the Attorney General to conduct a preliminary investigation when presented with credible information alleging criminal wrongdoing by high ranking executive branch officials. If the Attorney General finds that further investigation is warranted or makes no finding within 90 days, the act requires the Attorney General to apply to a special division of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the appointment of an independent counsel. The act also gives the Attorney General of the United States broad discretionary authority to seek the appointment of independent counsel with regard to individuals other than high executive branch officials. However, the Attorney General is not required to do so in such cases. My bill would amend the act to treat allegations of misconduct, corruption or fraud on the part of Justice Department attorneys in the same manner as allegations made against high ranking Cabinet officials. In effect, the amendment would require the Attorney General to follow the procedures of the independent counsel law when presented with specific and credible allegations of criminal wrongdoing on the part of Justice Department attorneys. My goal is to ensure that, when there is credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing in such cases, these cases are aggressively and objectively investigated. I am very concerned over the growing number of cases in which Justice Department attorneys have been accused of misconduct, corruption or fraud. In several cases I have personally investigated, innocent men fell victim to overzealous or corrupt Federal prosecutors. The Justice Department has a poor record of aggressively and objectively investigating these cases. The only way to uncover all the facts and guarantee that innocent lives are not destroyed, is to have a truly independent counsel appointed to investigate. The American people expect that the Justice Department--more than any other Federal agency--conduct its business with the highest level of ethics and integrity. Unfortunately, there are instances where this is not always the case. It is imperative that the Independent Counsel Act be amended to require that allegations of criminal misconduct on the part of Justice Department attorneys be treated with the same seriousness as allegations made against high ranking cabinet officials. [...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 17 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. Well, the Queen of England's bank has gone under. What does it mean, huh? Operating for over 230 years, Barings Brothers Securities survived wars and depressions, and was supposedly "done in" by a 28-year-old derivatives trader in the yen market who has conveniently disappeared. So was the royal British merchant bank killed by the misguided "lone assassin" of world finance? *Oh* *yeah*?! Some write it off as merely another shot in the battle between securities traders and merchant bankers on one side, and the "banker bankers" on the other side. Under attack are laws in the united States prohibiting bankers from being in the stock and bond business. Others know it to be more profound. In 1943, the Pope had an understanding with the western powers during World War II. The Vatican agreed *not* to interfere with financial matters of the West for 50 years. *They* agreed to protect the Vatican during and after the war. The American CIA later helped arrange and finance the mighty Vatican Bank, which became interwoven with the traditional Sicilian and Italian Mafia as well as the spook agencies worldwide. Well, just before the 50 years expired, the western bankers started their attack on Italy's largest, the Banca Nazionale de Lavoro [BNL], owned in part by the Pope. They claimed that BNL secretly handles some $5 billion through their U.S. branch in Atlanta. Destination? Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi strongman, enabling him to buy exotic weapons disguised as "U.S. agriculture loans". In 1990, BNL's Chicago branch became involved in a semi-secret, super-duper federal court case in Chicago involving joint, private business ventures of Saddam Hussein and his secret partner, George Herbert Walker Bush, at the time, U.S. President. The case revolved around billions and billions of dollars of oil kickbacks from other Persian Gulf countries. We [CCCC] were the *only* journalists at the federal appeals court hearing in 1991. The three-judge panel was blackmailed into quietly putting the case out of court. The Bush Justice Department knew about their bribery in 8 other cases. Writing the corrupt decision was Rockefeller agent Judge Richard A. Posner, later becoming chief judge. The Pope and the British monarchy have been fighting around for over 500 years. So, two years ago, after the 50-year peace pact had expired, the Pope arranged to zap the Queen's bank. Barings managed the portfolio and reportedly controlled the assets of the public pension funds in Vermont, New York, Florida, Minnesota, and California. Billions of U.S. pension funds are frozen, or endangered, with the collapse of Barings. The huge London City bank, Abbey National, may also go down. Barings' American conduit is Northern Trust Company of Chicago. Barings owned 40 percent of Dillon Read, a primary dealer in U.S. Treasury notes. More sinister: the British royal family, through Barings Bank, has been involved in the Far East dope trade for over 150 years! With the coming of "China White" [heroin], however, the Queen and her dope-laundry bank have been somehow "X'd out". The Barings Bank crowd know the secret that Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family actually were *not* murdered in 1918 at the time of the Russian Revolution. In 1974, our chairman [CCCC] and others with us interviewed, for two whole days, Alexei Romanov, who has substantial proof that he, his sisters, and parents, the Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, were not murdered as falsely stated by history books. Involved is $400 million in Romanov family gold in the Rockefeller banks -- when gold was $20 per ounce. If the secret comes out, the Rockefellers would have to disgorge billions of dollars. In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "The History of Bombings". (312) 731-1505. New message Friday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 18 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. When a government instigates bombings and violence, it's called "state-sponsored terrorism". The U.S. government has a long history of doing such. A hundred years ago and more, Pinkerton agents linked to the federal government arranged bombings and shootings to blame onto coal miners and iron workers who wanted to organize trade unions in opposition to the ultra-rich. In the 1920s, the government arranged violence, to blame onto so- called "reds". An example is the 1921 bombing on Wall Street. So originated the "red squads" in most big city police departments. The FBI had similar units. In the 1960s and '70s, explosions and bloodshed were arranged, *in* *the* *U.S.*, by FBI and CIA to seek to discredit the peace movement opposing the Vietnam War. (The French word for such, by the way, is *agent provocateur*.) CIA and Military Intelligence, through their paid *provocateurs*, staged a confrontation with the Chicago police. The 1968 Democratic Convention riots discredited Democratic candidates for President and helped install Nixon and repression. The commotions were paid for through CIA conduits: the Roger Baldwin Foundation, successor to the American Civil Liberties Union, the J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York, the New World Foundation, and others. (By the way, First Lady Hillary Clinton was later a director and board chairman of the New World Foundation. So President Clinton is well-aware of what a *provocateur* is.) Surrendering to government mandate, the mass media forbade any mention of *provocateurs* on the air or in print. In 1972, our chairman [CCCC] was arrested by a squad of 18 police in a Chicago TV station when he dared grill "Chicago Seven" riot maker Rennie Davis about the half a million dollars that Rennie got from CIA fronts. In the 1960s and '70s, Military Intelligence paid for shoot-ups and murders by south side gangs in Chicago! Jeff Fort and company. Millions of dollars came from CIA fronts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, such as the Charles Merrill Trust. The purpose was to study how to cow and subdue entire neighborhoods, and use it as a computer model to control civilians in Vietnam. The computer work was done at the massive Army Math Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The place was bombed to the ground in 1970 when a government *provocateur* turned on his masters. (By the way, knowledgeable police officers in the Chicago Police Gang Intelligence Unit were suspended or punished for complaining about CIA funding of the gangs.) So, it should come as no surprise that the FBI and the CIA are running around trying to cover up U.S. government complicity in the bombing at the World Trade Center in New York, a result of the Bush and Clinton factions fighting. Note: blown up were U.S. Secret Service vehicles and a limousine to be used by the President in a scheduled event three days later. Were stock and bond brokers linked to Clinton damaged in the bombing? *Huh*?? The damage was reportedly the result of one or more of the following: the same CIA-developed and -controlled explosives used by terrorists manipulated by CIA in bombing the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 250; *and*, a new device called "EHT", breaking down molecular structures and can melt away steel -- sort of a *sub*-nuclear bomb! In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "What the Dope Business is Really About". (312) 731-1505. New message Wednesday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 19 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- >From the *Congressional Record*, available via World Wide Web and/or Mosaic at http://thomas.loc.gov + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + `THE PROJECT' (House - February 28, 1995) [Page: H2312] The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Dickey). Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 1995, the gentleman from Kentucky [Mr. Whitfield] is recognized during morning business for 5 minutes. Mr. WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with great concern about an article which appeared in Sunday's Washington Post. Since I read articles in most newspapers with great skepticism, I hope that facts set out in this article are not true. According to the article in the Washington Post, a prominent Democratic Congressman at a recent Washington dinner party enthusiastically discussed what he referred to as `The Project'--a coordinated, calculated effort designed to politically destroy Speaker Newt Gingrich. A week later, another Member of the Democratic Party, in a keynote address to a party convention in Boca Raton, disclosed that the House Democratic leadership had embarked on a day-by-day plan to investigate the House Speaker, harass the Speaker, and drive him from office. According to the article, members of the Democratic leadership in the House meet on a weekly basis for this purpose. Mr. Gephardt is represented at the meetings and the White House is also kept informed. The Democratic National Committee also publishes a weekly `Newt Gram' trashing the Speaker. Two senior liberal Democratic Members of Congress--not a part of `The Project'; that is, Newt bashing--said `Our party attacks Gingrich because we don't have anything else to say.' If it is true, what a tragedy--the National Democratic Party and its leaders deliberately working on `The Project' to destroy another political leader. Our great Nation faces many serious issues crying out for a solution. It is almost incomprehensible that a handful of Democratic leaders would be consumed with such a destructive compulsion for revenge. It is not surprising that in so many issues we have debated on this floor during the last month that a handful of Democrats have used similar tactics to polarize America. Pitting the poor versus the middle class--and the middle class versus wealthy members of our society--in effect using scare tactics. We are all Americans and we must develop solutions that will benefit our entire society not just one part of our society. The American people not only deserve but demand that Members of Congress devote their time and energy trying to solve very serious national issues instead of trying to destroy another political leader because they do not agree with his political philosophy. The election box is the proper place to decide philosophical differences, not some sinister plan referred to as `The Project.' ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 20 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 2, 1995 I spoke by phone with Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC]. Here is my transcription of that interview. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [Phone rings] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah? CONSPIRACY NATION: Uh, Sherman Skolnick? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. CONSPIRACY NATION: Hi. This is Brian Redman. I talked with you a few days ago? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, right. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. I got the Barings Bank thing went out on the Internet, O.K. I'm also wondering if you have, maybe, 5 minutes, I could ask you some questions? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I'd be glad. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. What I've done... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: By the way, the message was highly detailed. I hope it didn't cause you any trouble to transcribe it. CONSPIRACY NATION: No. As a matter of fact, I... I printed out the transcription and it's in the mail, O.K.? So you should be gettin' it... mmm, tomorrow or Saturday. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Thank you. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Uh, I've been runnin' around a lot, you know, so, I... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Thank you for your efforts. I have been talking to people all over [the] United States and elsewhere, gathering information on this. I... You know, I know a lot of people. CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: What kind of questions do you have? CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. All right, well, number one, O.K. Let me just kind of throw something out at ya: I got this... You see, what I, the way I had been recording your recorded messages before was I had a micro- cassette recorder that I would place right up to the ear of the phone to record the message. And I, my idea was, I went to Radio Shack and they told me that there was this kind of a gizmo, O.K.? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, right. It costs about $21 and you plug it directly into the modular phone line and then into your machine, and it records directly from the line without any hum or problem. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. So that's what I did. In fact, I'm recordin' ya right now, if that's O.K.? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, fine. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. So that's... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...checking out. Better check out, check a little bit if you're using it for the first time. CONSPIRACY NATION: You know what I did, I tested it on your recorded message, and it seemed to work O.K., so... And I just figured, well, I'll do like a 5 or 10 minute interview and if it turns out O.K. then I could just transcribe the interview and put it out on the Internet. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, certainly. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. I just wanted to, you know, make sure you understood that, you know, all that stuff. O.K. A few questions that came up, all right, was with the Barings Bank, uh -- it's a relatively small bank. You know, like a billion dollar failure... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well that's not accurate. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The total estimated, or expected losses may well exceed over $10 billion. And to understand that, you have to consult with experts on derivatives. CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In unwinding a derivative trade that has gone bad, it depends on the instruments that are involved. Here what was involved is the price of yen and related matters. While they're unwinding these transactions, the yen... um, not the yen (excuse me), the Nikei Index may go down 2,000 points. And if that occurs, as some in the securities industry expect (although they haven't been asked about it or quoted in the financial press), if that occurs, that the [Nikei] Index goes down 2,000 points, then the loss of the derivative transactions that have gone sour will be very close to *10* *billion* *dollars*. Not one billion, and not 900 million, but $10 billion. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. 'Cause there... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: It depends on the unwinding of the trades. Because the derivatives transactions in question here were highly complicated and are tied in with the Nikei Index. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Because there was some question. See, I get feedback, all right? This thing goes out to a lot of readers and I get some feedback from them. And it occurred to me that, now I had a chance to, you know, explore some of these issues more in-depth and kind of... 'Cause they had a lot of questions. I get a lot of... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I've already talked off-the-record with highly-skilled people in this field. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And they have explained it to me. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Understand something: um, how can I explain this quickly? As a result of our efforts for over 30-some odd years in investigating judicial corruption, over the years we've found out that such corruption involves banks that are owned and operated by judges and others. As a result, we became, we have become very adept at financial research. And we have sources all over. And we have talked to those sources, and they estimate that the loss, when the Barings Bank transactions get unwound, would be close to $10 billion. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Along the line of sources, I know that you can't reveal these people, but I'm thinking more in terms of, uh you had mentioned before that you read, for example, the *Wall Street Journal*. Are there other sources out there, as for reading, that you would recommend? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well I would find it interesting, in the future, what the *Economist*, which now is trying to get a larger readership in the United States, that's a... CONSPIRACY NATION: That's a London... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...that's a London publication [CN -- a magazine], what their next issue on this question may deal with. They may take a purely British point of view, or they may take a point of view sympathetic to the Queen's interest in Barings. Although the Queen, also, has a stock brokerage -- I believe they're called COATS(?) -- that handles, traditionally, a lot of the business of the British monarchy. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. So the *Wall Street Journal*, the *Economist*, there's... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Oh, you mean to get a clear idea of what's going on? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Just some of the stuff you read. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...none of these publications, in my opinion, are gonna tell the unvarnished truth about what is involved. And I can give the reasons for that. CONSPIRACY NATION: Because they all have their own special interests behind 'em? Or... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well... Let me just list a few of the problems. One of the largest securities firms in the world, Nomura Securities, N-o-m- u-r-a, reportedly is, and has been, in worse financial condition than Barings. However, the Bank of Japan, and others, may bail them out. But some brokerages are quietly "red-flagging" them, which is a trade term for avoiding somebody. For example, when some brokerages became aware that there was a problem in Mexico, they "red-flagged" Mexico. That's the way they tell their troops, "No transactions with them" -- you see the point? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Likewise, Goldman-Sachs has come within a hair, reportedly, of going under in respect to the "Mexican problem" -- the devaluation and the expected defaults by Mexican corporations. So the financial press, to help the established interests, wish to play down the Barings thing as much as they possibly can as a, just another "minor matter". Which I don't believe it is. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. There's a newsletter called *Strategic Investment*, put out by Lord Rees-Mogg... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Right! I read it. I get copies. I don't subscribe, but friends of mine send me copies from time to time. CONSPIRACY NATION: Same... Yeah. Same with me. I uh... In their latest issue, they're talkin' about this thing about how Clinton's puttin' up what they call a "Berlin Wall" to keep dollars from fleeing the country. Have you heard anything about that? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well what I know that's related to it is, the dollar is hitting, more and more, new, post-war lows. And the reason for that is that expert traders in the dollar are expecting the possibility that the *Deutschmark* will be the new, reserve currency of the world, rather than the U.S. dollar. And that is based on information that Clinton and his wife are "going to the wall" [i.e. will face some degree of justice] soon. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In other words, well, there's been leaks from the investigation by the independent prosecutor which supports the idea that the First Lady is, in the near future, most likely gonna be indicted. And that will put a tremendous cloud over the Clinton White House. And so, in advance of that, the dollar is being dumped -- let's put it that way. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. I'm just basically, for myself, I'm watchin' the *Wall Street Journal* myself and just noticin' the dollar/yen thing, how that's... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Notice the split in the *Wall Street Journal*: those that work on the editorial page continue with their detailed items, which are more *news* items than editorials, about Whitewater. The other day they had a, um... CONSPIRACY NATION: I saw it. Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...a front-page story that "pooh-poohed" Whitewater. The editorials are closer to the truth than the front-page story -- which is a different faction within the *Wall Street Journal*. (I know a lot about the back office politics of the *Wall Street Journal*.) CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Yeah, like I say, this, I'm gonna have to keep this relatively brief. I mean, there's a *lot* of things... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well then cut out those parts that you feel are not relevant. CONSPIRACY NATION: No, it's *all* relevant, 'til now. I'm just sayin' that I have to kind of move along. You know, I'm lookin' for, at this point, maybe a 10, 15 minute interview. Because I plan on transcribin' the whole thing. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 21 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 2, 1995 I spoke by phone with Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC]. Here is my transcription of that interview. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right, what subjects do you particularly want to get into? CONSPIRACY NATION: There's just a few questions that people had, O.K.? And you've answered, so far, fine; I'm happy with the answers you've given me so far. And I'd like to get into more detail. You know, my idea is, maybe call you up once a week, ten, fifteen minutes, and just kinda, you know, "flesh out" things, and... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: My opinion is that the Barings Bank collapse is not an isolated event. It is part of an ongoing series of scandals which, of which the Whitewater scandal and the scandal, the series of scandals in Italy, and in France -- there's some overriding connection between them. In other words, different factions are coming out of joint and are fighting with each other, and this is what happens. And the financial press is *not* making any sense out of it; they're dealt with as if they're all isolated situations -- which they may not be. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. With this (movin' to a different subject), with this thing of the 41 grand jury witnesses in Chicago, that you're sayin' that the Justice Department has got an assassination team that has been killin' people... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Uh, yes. The ones that originally contended that were the highly skilled lawyers, including the former Attorney General, Elliott Richardson, that represented the Inslaw company. And in rebuttal to former judge Nicholas J. Bua's report on the grand jury investigation of whether Inslaw was defrauded by the Justice Department, Inslaw's attorneys filed certain detailed descriptions, offering witnesses, that there is within the Justice Department [an] unmarked section where there is a group there that conducts domestic and foreign assassinations, and that *they* were responsible for killing a key witness, a free-lance journalist, by the name of Danny Casolaro. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, O.K. What, what some of my readers were interested in is possibly a list of the names of the victims. I mean, you don't have to read, you know, it out over the phone. I was thinking maybe I would contact you by mail, askin' for a list of the victims if you have... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I think we have compiled a great number of names. In a federal court case that we brought, in the Fall of '92, on this question, we accused Bua and others who were supervising the Inslaw federal grand jury of not paying attention to the fact that *their* team of investigators were in fact terrorizing and murdering witnesses. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K.... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And we accuse, in the court record, a FBI agent named Mike "Chuckie" Peters of the same. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. A lot of this I've pretty much covered already through the, posted out on the Internet. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right. CONSPIRACY NATION: And one other thing that people have kind of asked me questions about is this thing that Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarina and their family were not actually killed in 1918. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well there have been a couple of books on this subject. And I myself, in '74, with a group of my associates, went to New York to spend two whole days interviewing Alexei Romanov, who contends (and I believe he's correct) that he is the surviving son of Tsar Nicholas II, and that his family were *not* murdered, as history books state, in a basement in Siberia... CONSPIRACY NATION: All right, so... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...but that they lived out their lives, protected by their cousins, the British royal family, and that they were housed, under another name, in Poland. And it's... well, you'd have to know a lot about history, you'd have to know a lot about this question, to understand the validity of what I'm saying. Most of the royal families of Europe -- Russia, Germany, and England -- are cousins. They're related... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...through Queen Victoria. And, so the uh... And, in 1970, in one edition only, the *Chicago Tribune* wrote a story about this, confirming from inside sources that the Tsar, his wife, and their children were rescued and were not murdered in Ekaterenberg(?), Siberia, as some had contended. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right, so in the... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I think that I have extra copies of that, and I will mail you one. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. What's... One reader... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And the *Tribune* has never recanted that story or corrected it. It's a correct story, from United Press International. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. One reader said that there's, there were actually movies of Tsar Nicholas and his family being shot by the Bolsheviks, from 1918. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Not true. CONSPIRACY NATION: Not true. O.K. And another reader... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: What happened is that the Rockefellers, that held $400 million in gold of the *Romanov* -- not the Russian government, but of the *Romanov* private fortune -- have a great interest to circulate those false stories. Otherwise they might have to disgorge the money. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And they were the ones that financed the movie, in the early '70s, called "Nicholas and Alexandra". And at the close of the movie, it shows... uh, you know: the Tsar and his family being shot to death. You mean there's an *actual* movie of it happening? It's not true. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And you would... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: It's *not* true. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. You would say the same for supposed DNA evidence, that that's not true? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Oh, you mean that recent stuff that came out of the post-Soviet period there? I don't believe any of it. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And *you* wouldn't believe any of it either, if you had spent two entire days questioning and examining, you know, uh questioning Alexei Romanov. I mean, he's got the Tsarist family face, which cannot -- I mean, I brought artists along to look at that face! You can't reproduce that face. You can't fake-up that face. Further than that, since he was a hemophiliac, as a child he wore braces. And we discussed some inside things about that, some of the things about wearing braces (which, of course, I'm a paraplegic myself) that he could not have known otherwise. I mean, we tested him out on every possible aspect. And he didn't flunk a single question, no. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right, and what about this Anastasia? I myself am not totally positive on this. It seems to me that... I mean, I know there was this controversy over this woman... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well... the, what happened is, at the time that the Rockefellers sponsored the Nicholas and Alexandra movie, to promote, to further promote the idea that the Tsar had been murdered, the reason for it is, the German high court at that time (which is about 1971) had the case of a woman who used the name "Marian Anderson", but who claimed that she was the surviving daughter, Anastasia Romanov... CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...the daughter of the Tsar. And she did not succeed in court, but that does not mean that she didn't necessarily have a valid case. And then in the '50s, about 1957, um... what's her name? The famous actress... did a movie called "Anastasia". CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, I know the... I've heard of the movie. And I can't recall the actress either. [CN -- Ingrid Bergman(?)] O.K. That's... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In other words, there's been various efforts to further circulate and promote these false stories that the Tsar, the Tsarina, and their children were murdered. It did *not* happen. Those that... And the story that ran in one edition of the *Tribune* in 1970 is a *correct* story. They have never taken it back. They have never corrected it. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. I just want to close with sayin' most of my readers are very interested in your material. And I'm real happy that you're givin' me a chance to kind of expand on, you know, these things that you're saying. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The Tsarist thing requires a lot of details. I have only summarized a *very* *small* number of details. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Uh, we're makin' progress, O.K., is... What I'm sayin', is that, before, I would put out these 5-minute commentaries that sometimes would raise further questions and, that I couldn't... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And the other thing that's in my 5-minute message, which there's gotta be a lot more details discussed, that you can't do it in 5 minutes -- and that is the secret pact between... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...the Pope and the Western powers, which expired in '93. And there's a lot to be said about that. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And I'm just sayin', see what I have to do is I've gotta transcribe this. And this should keep me busy for a few days, anyway, gettin' this stuff out. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: If this stuff isn't clear, call me and if I'm here I certainly will try to... I tried to summarize this quickly, but you know, we're "documentors", you know what I mean? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And I tend to immediately supply highly detailed answers that... well, would take... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...It would lengthen the thing out. Let's just say, I don't make idle statements. Let's put it that way. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And the documents, I told ya that, you know, I had made copies of some of your commentaries and transcribed 'em. I sent those out in the mail to ya. Like I said, you should be gettin' 'em Friday or Saturday. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: What is happening? In other words, some of the others on Internet are getting back to you with interesting questions, huh? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! Yeah. And actually, I've *routinely* gotten these questions, and I've been in a position of not really *knowing*, you know? Sometimes I have *some* knowledge, myself, that I can... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Understand what our problem is: I operate without a secretary. And my associates are scattered all over. So we don't have a "secretarial staff" to speak of. And I have a listed phone number and address, and were I to get a lot of mail to my address, I don't think I could, you know, answer it. In other words, if questions came to me, how would I answer all these letters? Do you see what I mean? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, sure. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So if they come to you, I'll... You ask your questions and I'll do my best to answer 'em. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And when I get done with this, transcribin' this interview and sendin' it out, I'll send ya a copy. Just so you know that I'm representing you *verbatim* and I'm not... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Right. And we welcome more questions about the Barings Bank. We are in touch with the most knowledgeable people on various continents about it. We've... We know a great deal about it. So we will have further messages, and I'll be glad to share the information with you. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Thanks a lot for your time. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Thank you. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 22 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. This is the story of two law firms that may get wrecked by scandals: the Rose Law Firm of Little Rock, and Hopkins & Sutter, of Chicago. A telephone company in Arkansas is called, "All-Tel"(sp?). They have a subsidiary called "Systematics"(sp?) which is a proprietary espionage operation of the National Security Agency [NSA]. Developed was a highly refined version of the Inslaw software called PROMIS. Originally designed to keep track of the caseloads of federal prosecutors, it was adapted to be used by spy agencies to track people worldwide, by satellite. The software has a "trapdoor" built into it. So, the NSA arranged to sell it or give it to supposedly friendly or other spy agencies: France, Sweden, Israel, and others. The "trapdoor" was a sort of "Trojan Horse", enabling U.S. espionage to spy on other spy shops. Systematics adapted it to be used through low-orbit satellites, to spy on the computers of central banks -- South America, Europe, and elsewhere. Hillary Rodham Clinton is implicated, along with her two law partners at the Rose Law Firm: Vincent Foster, jr. and Webster Hubbell, who represented and helped work out strategies for the spy work on banks by Systematics. Which means, the NSA could arrange to manipulate or wreck the central banks of other countries, friendly or otherwise. Foster, as White House aide, never lived to persuade Clinton as President to stop the central bank spying. Was that why Foster was "suicided" -- that is, murdered? When he was third in command of the Justice Department, Webster Hubbell wrote a report trying to whitewash the Inslaw mess. Facing huge money questions back at the Rose [Law] Firm, he resigned Justice. To head off federal criminal indictments, Hubbell "copped a plea". Now his "songs" for the Independent Prosecutor may blow away the Rose Law Firm and Hillary! And blow open the central bank spy scandal. Tied to the Little Rock law firm has been Hopkins & Sutter, at one time the largest outside attorneys for the federal S&L bailout agency, Resolution Trust Corporation [RTC]. Hopkins had apparent corrupt arrangements with the Rose [Law] Firm, putting them into covering up S&L messes *far* from Arkansas -- that is, in the Chicago area. One such ruckus involved Arkansas bond broker, Dan Lasater -- cocaine smuggling for CIA -- and an S&L in west suburban Oakbrook owned by former Illinois Governor Dan Walker, Sr. One angle sent Walker to jail. A Hopkins partner, Jay Steinberg, has been bankruptcy trustee in the Andreuccetti case, where $50 million disappeared. An RTC contingency fund, it was secretly transferred to Little Rock to try to cover up a $47 million S&L embezzlement implicating Bill and Hillary Clinton. Part of the money ended up, transferred by Fuji Bank, to a Swiss dope laundry account for Bill Clinton -- code name: "Chelsea Jefferson". ("Chelsea" is his daughter's first name, and "Jefferson" is Bill's middle name.) Steinberg has also been bankruptcy trustee in the William Stecker(sp?) case: Grayville Corporation. Hundreds of millions of dollars disappeared; Steinberg does not seem to know where! Like Watergate, the Whitewater affair involves murder, espionage, and cover-up. In Watergate, the press fakers left out the part about the banks and CIA... *and* are inclined to omit it now. *And*, the liars and whores of the press do not see any link between horrendous economic disruptions worldwide. Sources put it in a nutshell: Hillary is going to jail, and the U.S. dollar is going to Hell. Call up your favorite news fakers and tell them to stop kidding us, huh? In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "What the Dope Business is All About". (312) 731- 1505. New message Monday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 23 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE ANDREUCCETTI AFFAIR ======================= [...continued...] [CN -- Note that the following does not necessarily represent my own views or the views of Conspiracy Nation.] 29F. That on the said February 16, 1995, in the said hallway outside the Courtroom 1858 as aforesaid, Parshall said to plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti the following, to-wit: We (meaning the Justice Department) have the right to go to Judge Schwartz to tell him about your serious accusations against him. Meaning to be understood by Parshall and was so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, that the Justice Department reserves to themselves, through their agents and operatives, the right to meet in secret with Judge Schwartz, Magistrate Lefkow who is about to have ratification hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her appointment to the Federal District Court bench in Chicago; and secret meetings with other federal judges; for the purpose of coercing them into damaging plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti in their persons, properties, and liberties, to deter these plaintiffs in the instant case, and to deter these plaintiffs in statements they make on their Cable TV Show, on their recorded message on the phone known as HOTLINE NEWS, and on statements they make which may be conveyed to Internet and other circulation of plaintiffs' statements about the corrupt acts and doings that are the subject matter of the instant case. 29G. That Parshall, on behalf of the defendants and the defendants acting and speaking by and through Parshall, made the aforesaid statements on the said February 16, 1995, in the said court hallway, in furtherance of all the foregoing, including but not limited to all the matters stated in paragraphs 29E(a)(1) to (g) inclusive. 29H. That the defendants, by and through Parshall, meant to be understood, and were so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, that the defendants and the Justice Department reserve the right to themselves to obstruct the due course of the instant case, such as to have plaintiffs' pending motions for leave arbitrarily rejected; that the defendants and the Justice Department reserve the right to themselves to meet in secret with Magistrate Lefkow or any other federal judge in the premises of the instant case to try to convince them that these plaintiffs are "bad people" whose rights are not entitled to be respected. That defendants have already communicated and/or met in secret with Lefkow, Schwartz and others herein identified. 29I. That on the said February 16, 1995, the IRS and the Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, loudly, forcefully, and repeatedly stated, and in so doing, repeatedly emphasized the same, to-wit: We have the right to go to Judge Schwartz to inform him of your serious accusations. Meaning to be understood by said defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, and so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, that the defendants already had a dialogue and understanding, in secret, with Judge Schwartz; that by blackmail and coercion directed against Judge Schwartz, they and the Judge were in the process of arranging to jail these plaintiffs and otherwise damage these plaintiffs, under the sham and pretense of federal judicial authority, in plaintiffs' persons, properties, and liberties; and in the process of causing to be done, allowing, permitting, and condoning to be done, and acquiescing in, the matters stated hereinbefore mentioned, paragraphs 29E(a)(1) through (9) inclusive, adopted here by reference as if verbatim herein set forth; 29J. That in so doing, IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, by said loud, repeated, and forceful emphasis, meant it to be understood, and was and is so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, meant the same to be sinister and repeated threats against said plaintiffs with all the meanings attached to the same, as in paragraphs 29E(a)(1) through (9) inclusive, adopted herein by reference as if verbatim here set forth, and paragraphs 29F through 29I inclusive. 29K. That on the said February 16, 1995, after the IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, loudly, repeatedly, and forcefully conveyed said threats to plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, outside said Courtroom 1858, in the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, the following occurred: (a) From inside Courtroom 1858, a courtroom deputy came to the door and said, to-wit: We can hear what you are saying; move away from the door. Meaning to be understood by the IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, and was so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, that U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan H. Lefkow overheard the said sinister, forceful, loud, and emphatic threats against these plaintiffs; and that said Magistrate was and is allowing, permitting, and condoning the same, and acquiescing in the same, with all of the aforementioned meanings attached to the same, as hereinbefore stated: Because the IRS and Justice Department defendants and the Justice Department, had and have the clout, power, and authority to interfere with and obstruct Lefkow's then-pending ratification to the position of U.S. District Judge in Chicago by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Senate. 29L. That in all of the said acts and doings, by the IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, that it was meant to be understood and was and is so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, defendants are actively obstructing, deterring, and intimidating these plaintiffs, and defendants have damaged these plaintiffs by putting them in fear for their lives: (a) Because plaintiff Andreuccetti, an Italian-American, has refused and failed to co-operate with the traditional Italian and Sicilian mafia linked to the IRS and Justice Department defendants and their joint corruption, as set forth in Count One of the Second Amended Verified Complaint, paragraphs 2 through 22 inclusive, adopted herein by reference as if verbatim here set forth; such as, top IRS officials having stolen millions of dollars of property of Andreuccetti for their personal benefit and use; such as, said defendants being secret partners in mafia vending machine companies in Chicago Heights, Illinois; such as, said defendants condoning, permitting, and acquiescing in fraudulent tax returns filed by a corrupt Bankruptcy Trustee in the name of Joseph Andreuccetti; such as, said defendants, and their confederates, covering up for corrupt financial entities such as Household International, First National Bank of Cicero, First Midwest Bank, Pinnacle Banc Group as the alter ego of Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Vatican Bank chief Paul Marcinkus and his godson/nephew falsely purporting to be Andreuccetti's business partner and engaging in government- protected and condoned embezzlements; such as, defendants and their FBI confederates murdering key witnesses to these acts and doings, including but not limited to Bankruptcy Auctioneer Wallace Lieberman; that it is a matter of undisputed court record that the Rodham family crony, John E. Gierum, has confessed to these plaintiffs that the Clinton White House is trying to frame him about the 50 million [dollar] transfer. (b) Because plaintiff Skolnick, perceived by the IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall, as being in a physically vulnerable and helpless security position to protect himself; Skolnick being a paraplegic invalid, living alone at home, and he travels in a wheelchair, and drags himself about only a few steps on braces and crutches; and thus vulnerable and subject to defendants aforesaid sinister and repeated threats; (c) Because plaintiff Skolnick, a member of a minority, namely of the Jewish race and religion, has in the view of the defendants, stepped out of place, and thus by said sinister and forceful threats, as aforesaid, will be "taught a lesson" by the IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, by and through Parshall; to intimidate plaintiff Skolnick for his having attempted through his recorded phone commentaries and his Cable TV Show "Broadsides", and through Internet, to bring the corruption of the IRS and Justice Department defendants, and the Justice Department, to public attention. By putting these plaintiffs in fear for their lives, defendants have obstructed justice in this case. 29M. That the defendants, by and through Parshall, meant it to be understood and it was so understood by plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, that in furtherance of all of the foregoing, that the IRS and Justice Department defendants can, with impunity, cause, condone, permit, and acquiesce in the following happening to these plaintiffs: (a) that one or more federal judges in Chicago can be coerced, activated, and persuaded by the Justice Department and the IRS and Justice Department defendants, by and through Parshall, that plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti could and should be arbitrarily jailed and/or in other ways punished, irrespective of said plaintiffs' federal constitutionally guaranteed rights, privileges, and immunities, and without regard to the law and the facts; that said plaintiffs' rights, because they are labeled by defendants as "bad people", are not to be respected, similar to the way the high court ruled black people are to be dealt with, in the infamous Dred Scott decision of 1856. (b) that bodily harm can be inflicted on plaintiffs Skolnick and Andreuccetti, with impunity, such as the upwards of thirty persons apparently murdered in the Whitewater Affair to which the instant case is linked; and that the defendants and the Justice Department are in a position to see to it that such murders are covered up as "accidents" or "suicides". By all these acts and doings, defendants have damaged these plaintiffs by putting them in fear for their lives. (signed) Joseph Andreuccetti, plaintiff, pro se (signed) Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiff, pro se Plaintiff Sherman H. Skolnick adds the following to Count Five, following paragraph 15: 15B. Plaintiff Skolnick re-alleges paragraphs 29D through 29M(b) inclusive, as though the same were verbatim herein set forth, of Count Three. (signed) Sherman H. Skolnick, plaintiff, pro se [CN -- Document accompanied by signed Verifications by Plaintiffs under the provisions of 28 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1746, and signed by Andreuccetti and Skolnick.] [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 24 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- [CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of *all* of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know. However I consider Skolnick to be an honest and careful investigator.] [The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.] Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby. One of the great secrets of the highly corrupt mass media is the buying and selling of jobs, particularly in radio and TV. The way it works in the Chicago market is typical of the nation. There is a group of six celebrity lawyers here who work the racket. A would-be job holder has to agree to pay fifteen percent of the first year's salary of a three-year contract. Payment has to be made in front, in cash. Five percent goes to the union business agent, five percent to the celebrity lawyer, and five percent to the news director or radio and TV station manager. One such job holder was somehow dismissed before the end of the first year. He talked off-the-record with a media critic and legal researcher. He told them that he cannot be fired! Because, after all -- he bought the job! And it belongs to him! He wanted an opinion as to whether he can sue for damages. He was upset when informed of the pertinent principle of law: you can't sue to get something that is against public policy. And buying and selling jobs is opposed by public policy. The same judge-made law applies to bank robbers: they cannot sue for police brutality that may result if they are caught on the way from a bank stick- up. One such lawyer who reportedly knew a lot about all this was Saul Foos, one of the nation's top agents for broadcasting stars. He had a couple of interesting apparent sidelines. For instance, he was a director of a bank in the north suburb of Deerfield, same place Admiral Stansfield Turner is from. The Admiral was director of Central Intelligence in the Carter administration. Did Foos do a little money laundering through his bank? Some think so. And Foos was charged with the federal crime of defrauding more than 100 investors of millions of dollars. Some were his broadcasting clients, promised the guarantee of no losses and up to forty percent returns in some of the scams, including for non- existent building deals, commodity trading, and such. Foos has also been pushed into bankruptcy court. Naturally, the bankruptcy trustee (for him) is William A. Brandt, jr., previously in charge of CIA proprietary companies worldwide. According to documents released to us under Freedom of Information, Brandt ran CIA's covert operations, terminating the front companies by phony bankruptcies when necessary. Another lawyer in the position of understanding the buying and selling of jobs is Joel Weisman, also of Deerfield. He's also a celebrity lawyer, and, for many years, runs a local TV panel show whitewashing media lies. Through his law partners, Weisman has been a crony of crooked judges. Cynics claim Joel reportedly knows how to buy a broadcast job or "fix" a court case. The celebrity lawyers also quietly settle sex cases. Former office workers of CBS's channel 2 here helped us expose an embezzlement racket. They are sorry they settled -- too cheap -- charges they made against their bosses at WBBM-TV, who apparently could not keep their hands to themselves! Working in bookkeeping, they document how, over a period of 20 years, channel 2 embezzled some $40 million belonging to the network. (We first exposed the embezzlement in 1983. The corrupt honchos at IRS, of course, are silent.) Talking about jobs, up to about 1988 CBS News was the recipient of huge subsidies, from CIA, to finance money-losing foreign news bureaus in spy-world spots. CBS lost the covert funds and had to close overseas offices and lay off a lot of journalist-spies. The subsidy thereafter went to ABC News. In Chicago, see us on cable tv, channel 21, 9 pm [cst] most Monday evenings. Play it again: "The Corrupt New York Federal Reserve". (312) 731- 1505. New message Wednesday; we change it several times a week. Donations appreciated. Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby, Chicago, [Illinois] 60617. For the latest on courts, banks, espionage agencies, political assassinations, and the news media. On 24 hours a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 25 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 6, 1995 On March 6, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I looked in the Tsar file... CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...and I sent you a copy of a very rare article from the Chicago Tribune that ran in *one* edition, in '70. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I put it in the mail Saturday; you should get it. It says that documents were released, apparently after 50 years (this is 1970, in the article)... CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...that the Tsar and the Tsarina, and their family, actually were not murdered but were rescued by the British royalty, their cousins. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And my guess is that the copyright would've expired on that, so I could just, say, type it out and probably put it on the Internet. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I wouldn't worry about the copyright. I wrote a letter to the editors a year ago about that article, and they've never acknowledged at the *[Chicago] Tribune*, or responded, or ran it, or anything. They....... Two things: they released fraudulent details, I believe them to be fraudulent, that some bones, otherwise not identifiable, in the bottom of a mine shaft in Siberia... CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...that they did DNA tests on it and they said that those were the Tsar, the Tsarina, and the children. False. It's false. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Secondly, the guy, Richards -- some guy gave you an e-mail back that there was a book showing that Alexei Romanov [gives spelling]... But the book by a guy named Richards, O.K.? Alexei told me about this *21* *years* *ago*! Richards is the pen name of a former gestapo official. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Would you expect a former gestapo official to tell you the truth!? CONSPIRACY NATION: No. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: What has been published, over the last 30 years and so on, in various books... Alexei used a Polish name: Michael Golenieski. Michael Golenieski was a top official of the Polish counter-intelligence. O.K.? And, according to published accounts, when he defected -- during the time that he arrived in this country in January of '61, a few days before JFK was inaugurated as the President. He was inaugurated January 20th, '61. O.K.? He -- Golenieski -- arrived between the November '60 election, and the January '61 inauguration. By special act of Congress he was made a U.S. citizen and promised $100,000 per year. He has been only getting $5,000 per year. *But*, the reason he was very useful to American Intelligence: his information was so accurate that over 400 Soviet spies were identified in the West and arrested. So how much of a charlatan and a liar could he be!? O.K. This guy Richards, which is a pen name for an apparent gestapo official, left over from the Second War, is not to be trusted! The books that *are* to be trusted are Antony Summers', the -- I believe the name of his book is *The Rescue of the Tsar*... CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...and another book -- I don't know the author -- but it's called *Imperial Agent*. And it tells how the Tsar, the Tsarina, and the children were rescued through Vladivostok. And they went all the way around, with a British cruiser, ended at Malta. And the Tsar and his wife and the children took up residence in Poland. And Alexei was given a false name -- Michael Golenieski. He was trained in Marxism, and became a top Polish Intelligence official at the time, right after the Second War, when Russia took over the Warsaw government. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And so he knew all the Soviet spies, which he successfully identified -- including, I think there was a spy who purportedly was a Swede, name (if my memory serves) Winterstrom(sp?). But there's things published. So anybody named Richards that says that he's a charlatan, doesn't know. Besides which, in '70, there was a raft of British documents released which the *Tribune*, in a wire service story, referred to -- that I sent you a copy of, O.K.? CONSPIRACY NATION: All right. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And these documents show it is most likely that the Tsar and the family were rescued. And the name of William Wiseman, a U.S. diplomat (I don't have the article in front of me; I sent it to you)... But William Wiseman, he was given money to facilitate this by President Woodrow Wilson. That's referred to in the article. So anybody that says that Alexei is a charlatan and a fraud does not know the pertinent details. CONSPIRACY NATION: Well... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I spent two entire days questioning him. The man has got a *profound* understanding of American history. For example, he knows about the Alaska purchase in 1867, how it was done at midnight. And it was called, "Seward's Folly". CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Yeah, O.K. It's fairly well-known it's called "Seward's Folly", but as far as it bein' done at midnight, I had never heard that. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Oh yeah. It was done through a strange bank in D.C. at midnight. Alexei has got a profound understanding of history. And the reason, the reason... And when you read this article, that the *Tribune* has never recanted or renounced, you'll see why. Because *if*, if the major media were to reveal this major fraud of the 20th century, they'd have to re-do a lot of history books. Why? The Romanov family -- not as the Tsar, but the private gold fortune... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, it went to Rockefeller. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. To the Chase Bank, which later became the Chase Manhattan Bank. If you know anything about numbers and compound interest, that $400 million, at $20 an ounce [in 1918]... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...and now it's $376 an ounce, for gold. And *compounded* interest -- that money there is more than the whole bank! You see what I mean? And the Rockefellers, right after these documents came out, in '70 -- released after 50 years, by the British government -- is when they made the fraudulent movie, "Nicholas and Alexandra". And at the close of it they show the Tsar and his family getting shot against a wall in a basement in Ekatereinberg, Siberia. Across the road from where the Tsar and his family were kept was a house, occupied by British Intelligence. You understand? The British royal family and the Tsar are cousins. They saved 'em! Read this article when you get it in the mail. You'll see the point. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, all right. You know, this is somethin' that I really hadn't... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: [*Sotto voce*] If you put this on Internet, you may cause... *This*... You can quote me: My opinion is that this is one of the great historical frauds of the 20th century. And when you read the article... Whoever did the article from UPI even *quotes* an American retired diplomat, who says... He gives some reasons, there, *why* the British and American government want this hushed up. *And*, if you're a scholar of history, you know that when the Russians made a peace treaty with the Germans, early in 1917, called the Brest-Litovsk agreement? CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: *Part* of it has been secret ever since! This article refers to it. There is a section of that secret understanding, which... It's an agreement between the oncoming Bolshevik government, and the Germans and others, that forevermore it will be kept secret that the Tsar and his family were, in fact, rescued. They were not killed. But that, they will release details as if they were murdered. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right. Along those lines, I've heard it said by some people that this whole Bolshevik Revolution was really part of Wall Street's plan or something. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right. Wall Street and the... I think the name of the book is *Wall Street and the Rise of the Bolsheviks* by Anthony Sutton. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: *There*, he goes into the documented study how those at the tip of Manhattan, on Wall Street, *financed* Lenin. And in fact, he refers to old issues of the *New York Times* of 1918 where it was *admitted* that millions and millions of dollars in gold went from Wall Street to finance the Bolshevik government as... Well, the British financed the Kerensky government, which forced out the, forced the Tsar to abdicate. And until he died in 1959... Kerensky came to the United States. And he was a British agent. But he didn't pull the government together. And then he was replaced by the Bolsheviks, who were financed by American big business! [...to be continued...] ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 26 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- U.S. AIDED RESCUE OF CZAR NICHOLAS, BRITISH HINT [*Chicago Tribune*, Dec. 14, 1970. Note that this article only ran in one/some editions -- it was pulled from subsequent editions.] NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- British government documents which recently were placed in the public record office in London indicate that President Woodrow Wilson backed a secret mission to Russia which may have resulted in the rescue of Czar Nicholas and his family in 1918. The documents, copies of which have been received by researchers in New York, state that the U.S. government placed $75,000 at the disposal of Sir William Wiseman, a partner in the New York banking house of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. It asked the British government to make a like contribution to the "scheme" which is linked to other documents still in secret British files. -+- 3 Months After Abdication -+- A document carrying notations indicating British cooperation had the approval of Lord Hardinge of Penshurst, then permanent under- secretary of state for foreign affairs, is dated June 20, 1917, three months after Nicholas' abdication. It was addressed to Sir Eric Drummond, then secretary to Lord Balfour, secretary of state for foreign affairs. A June 25 document signed by Drummond says $75,000 was placed to Wiseman's credit at the Morgan bank by the British government. Recent research indicates that the Bolsheviks "faked" the execution of the Romanov family in Ekaterinburg on July 29, 1918. They allowed the Romanovs to go to a Russian port where they were to be picked up by an allied ship. At least one, and perhaps several American agents have been placed in the area of these purported operations at the right time. -+- Evidence in Treaty -+- There is also mounting evidence that the unpublished complete text of the treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed March 3, 1918, contained a guarantee from the Lenin government that no harm would come to the Romanovs, according to researchers. The short- lived treaty was pressed on the Bolshevik government by the Germans whose emperor, William II, was a cousin of Czar Nicholas. A retired U.S. official, who has aided the investigations and asked to remain anonymous, said continued secrecy on the part of the British and American governments "frustrates or makes liars out of all those who are ridiculed for stating the assassination never took place." He said some who participated in the rescue are still alive and "should be interviewed." "It is a preposterous claim that full disclosure would strain the relations among any of the involved governments," he said. "A whole new breed has taken over in all the chancelleries. Certainly there can be little fear anywhere of a Czarist revival." -+- Reconstruct Events -+- According to a reconstruction of events based on new evidence, the czar, czarina and their five children were spirited from Ekaterinburg by a team of international agents in July, 1918. The couple and two of their children were evacuated from Odessa on the Black Sea under cover of an allied landing in December, 1919, and taken to Malta on a U.S. naval vessel which had the British cover name of H.M.S. Howan. The actual name is not yet known. At Malta, where the Americans had a base under the command of Rear Adm. William H. Bullard, the Romanovs waited while the British government hesitated about giving them asylum and finally decided against it. At least three Romanovs were taken to Trieste on a British battleship, the H.M.S. Lord Nelson, and travelled to Vienna and finally to Warsaw where they went underground. At least one of the Romanovs, who had split up after Ekaterinburg, made it to Poland by Dec. 1918, according to the sources. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 27 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 6, 1995 On March 6, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK [continues]: It's a documented thing; it's not subject to rumors; it's actually so. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right, why did they do that? Why would they finance a communist revolution? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well... The right wing has explained it again and again. I did an interview with a known author there. I forget his name, but I did a 5-minute interview which I ran a few months ago. Some... I'm not an expert on philosophy, so, uh he described it as a Hegelian principle. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Last time we talked... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: "Antithesis for the purposes of synthesis." CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Yeah. All right. Yeah, that makes sense. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In other words, they own both sides. I know, you're gonna have to scratch your head and review what has happened with the Moscow government, since '89. In other words, were the Soviets "the big, bad wolf" for 40 years in order to help the American defense industry? Played up here... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...that "their submarines are off-shore" and "their bombers are threatening us" and "blah blah" and "blah-blah". And then all of a sudden, the Moscow government disintegrated. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: By the way: I don't know if you saw Internet this morning. Somebody called me up, very early. Reuters, or some... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! With the Missing in Action? The congressman found those Vietnam veterans. Is that it? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: No, no. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: It is not in the American press, *yet*. So far as I know. But Reuters, or somebody, interviewed that guy Leeson. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Leeson, yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Barings Bank. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: He says that *if* they proceed to prosecute him, or try to send him back to Singapore (where, he says they will murder him in Singapore)... But if they try to prosecute him, he will name names, that the top-most level of the British government is in this deal involved, that they okayed it. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right. And that's on Reuters then. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I think it's Reuters. Somebody read it to me very early in the morning. From Internet. It was posted on Internet. CONSPIRACY NATION: Did they happen to say which newsgroup it was in? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Uh... I think they said Reuters, but I wouldn't bet on it. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: But the point is, this guy Leeson (if we are to believe him) is threatening to bring down the London government. The French government is about to be toppled because of the spy scandal. The Rome government has been decimated by all those big shots being hauled away to the jail in Milan. Now, as a result (thanks to you) of my items being on Internet, I have gotten to know chief researchers in the financial field, worldwide, who call me, and use their conference facilities to put me in touch with other guys worldwide, and such. And the consensus is, that the American press is not giving the reasons for the collapse of the dollar. Which is ongoing this morning, you know? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The reason that the Europeans give is that they have advance, inside information, that in the next 90 days will be the downfall of the Clinton White House, because of the expected indictment of Hillary. CONSPIRACY NATION: How is the press... You know, the press has kind of been ignoring this for so long. How is the press gonna suddenly do an about- face on this? And... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well you gotta... Let me explain the position of people that I know on the different exchanges, the Merck, and the Big Board, and so on. They says, "Skolnick. I help you with your information. Don't tell me what's gonna be next month. Tell me what's gonna be *tonight*! Call me at home, so that I can do something at the opening of the markets tomorrow." CONSPIRACY NATION: [Laughs] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I says, "I'll tell ya what's gonna be in six..." "I don't wanna hear it, Skolnick. You owe me a favor, Skolnick. I helped you with this, this, and this. And a friend of mine in the media gave you that story, so many years ago. Hey! You owe me one." I says, "Yeah, tell me." I says, "I'm not in the business of bartering or brokering financial information, because that would get me into financial interest. I have no financial interest in this, and then and therefore I do my best to stay objective." You see what I mean? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: But there are *some* that have been quietly interviewing most of the most knowledgeable people -- not just me, but others all over the world -- about the Whitewater thing and the possibility of Hillary getting indicted, for the purpose of trying to figure out where the market is and whether it will go beyond 4200 on the Dow-Jones, and so on. I'm talking about chief researchers of major brokerages that have -- I don't know what the word is -- befriended me, became acquainted with me... you know. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: They believe (some of 'em) that their European colleagues have got inside information about Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor, about to "drop the boom" or leak out stuff about Hillary, which will roil up our central government and make Clinton to be more of a wimp than he is, so that nobody that's a diplomat will wanna shake hands with him on-camera anymore. You know what I'm sayin'? CONSPIRACY NATION: I notice he doesn't go abroad very much. I don't know if you've... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well that's because nobody... [*sotto voce*] The chief currency traders that I have talked to... Hey! I've been doin' this since '58. I will never mention who they are. Doesn't matter *who* calls me up and says, "Skolnick. You've gotta tell me who they are." I will *not* to say who they are! Their names, and details of where they're located, are confidential. But they say that their colleagues in Europe are convinced that there will be a downfall of the American central government in 90 days. In any case, by June. And so, they are dumping the dollar. And as much as the federal reserve drops money down that rathole, it only makes matters worse. It just gets worse, and worse, and worse, and worse. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. Do you foresee a military coup of some sort? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well, you're gonna find this, also, very odd. But... I talk to everybody. And I have been... I and associates of mine have been put in touch with certain retired Generals, who -- are not to be quoted! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: But they talk, off-the-record, along the lines of the Admirals and Generals that are named, by names, in the book *Silent Coup*. He says there was 30 of 'em that overthrew Nixon. Their point, at that time, was "It would be too messy." In other words, they, like... They accused JFK of treason, at the Bay of Pigs. They accused Nixon of treason with the Hanoi government. They didn't want to stage an assassination in an open car; the public wouldn't buy it a second time. So they set him up, with these double-agents: James McCord and the rest of 'em. Only the Brits wrote a paperback book about the double-agents. I have it here. I don't remember the title. Two British writers, I don't remember their names, wrote a paperback book about McCord and the others being double-agents who... The guard there took the tape off the door... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, that's... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And McCord put the tape back! So... CONSPIRACY NATION: ...Yeah... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...there was somebody in the building! He put the tape back on the door lock again. Did you see... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, I... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: McCord and them guys wanted to get caught! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, that's fairly well known. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And I think I told you. Did I send you the thing about the plane crash? CONSPIRACY NATION: Uh, no you didn't. You know, I've been workin' on the Andreuccetti case. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right. But anyway, I got a thing about the plane crash. Hunt's wife had $2 million that she blackmailed off of Nixon, 'cause Hunt and his wife had inside information that Nixon was involved in the plot against JFK in Dallas. CONSPIRACY NATION: I take that back. You may have sent me that thing on the plane crash. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: It's an orange-colored thing. I sent it to ya. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 28 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 6, 1995 On March 6, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. I... All your stuff... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...That's O.K. It's in very small type and you didn't get around to read it. CONSPIRACY NATION: No. In fact, I think I even put it on the Internet, now that you mention it. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: O.K. They got $2 million -- falsely described as "10 thou" [i.e. 10 thousand] by the press, O.K.? But the deal is, they didn't want to blow out Nixon's brains, so they set him up at the Watergate. And Woodward, who's... CONSPIRACY NATION: He's CIA, right? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Naval Intelligence. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...was the front -- not a *journalist*, understand... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And he had *all* the inside information, as if a secret contact met him in an underground parking garage -- all of it B.S. [i.e., "Bullsh**"], O.K.? *Now*, the Europeans *apparently* have... Well it was European journalists, together with some retired CIA people, that uncovered Clinton's secret Swiss accounts, by way of the Fuji Bank and the Grand Caymans -- that $50 million that we described went to Little Rock, to the Caymans, to Switzerland, and is there in the name of Chelsea Jefferson. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right, this all ties in with the Andreuccetti case. And that's... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. CONSPIRACY NATION: ...You sent me a lot of those... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And, and, and the thing is, one of Kenneth Starr's people told me -- not to flatter me! -- that the thing that we have been working on -- about the 50 million? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: -- is one of the most crucial points. They've already got the date. They know the money arrived in Little Rock and went by way of Fuji Bank, to the Caymans and off to Switzerland. And it got mixed in with the Mena cocaine money, O.K.? Clinton's "cut" for the deal. All right? The thing is, *they* claim, that if that story ever gets into the popular press it will topple the government. That is *their* words: "It will topple the government." So, they didn't tell me that to flatter me. 'Cause these are really hard-nosed investigators. You understand what I'm saying? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And, uh... CONSPIRACY NATION: You know, I had noticed last night that, just a brief spot on, that there's four Supreme Court justices that are under investigation for acceptin' perks, or somethin' like that? Have you heard anything about that? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: No, no. But understand what the problem is: there's a concerted attack on the central government. I don't want to pick up on LaRouche's theories, I'm not a supporter of his -- I stay neutral, regarding him. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, I... I'm neutral also. He has some good ideas, but... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: He claims that it's a British conspiracy. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Uh... It's the same thing as Watergate. You know what I mean? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: They want Clinton out. Hey, look how many months it took for Watergate. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, that dragged on. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...March of '73, to August of '74. And as you... As I have told you, I got inside information from a top journalist, whose editor killed a story about Spiro Agnew. And I was 6 months ahead of the parade. And I must be a good 6 months -- oh, I'm at least a *year* or more ahead of the parade on the Al Gore scandal. And notice, the *Wall Street Journal* is going at the *third*-in- command, the Speaker of the House, Gingrich. CONSPIRACY NATION: I just got the *Journal* just now. I was just out gettin' it. So I haven't read it yet. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well not today, but in the past they've run very negative stories about Gingrich. So in other words, they've got enough goods to terminate the 3 top people of our government: the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker of the House. And what they want to do is cause a bad situation where they can put in Jay Rockefeller. Remember, they had a plan to put in Nelson... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, I remember that, O.K.? And what? They were first gonna get rid of Al Gore and then Jay Rockefeller was gonna come in and... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I'll tell ya somethin': in '75, I had the same recorded lines, you know? CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And every one of my lines... At the time, I had older equipment, that required more phones. I had 30 lines coming in to "1100" [i.e., 312-731-1100], O.K.? They were *all* *blocked*! Because I was running accurate stories about 3 genuine plots against Gerald Ford. Um... "Squeeky"... CONSPIRACY NATION: Fromme. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...Fromme. Uh... that other woman. What the Hell was her name there? There were 3 genuine plots. And the secret [Secret]... I called up a friend of mine, in the media, that I know. And he says, "Skolnick. You're on the *top* of the Security Index. It's a wonder that there's anything still going at your house, *any* kind of a utility." I was gonna picket the phone company, in '75. It was just no way... There was no way that... At the time I had about 35 lines, total. I got newer equipment now, that drops the lines quicker and therefore I don't need that many lines, see? CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And there was no way that anybody could reach my message, during that period when we ran exclusive stories about the plots against Gerald Ford. But what I'm *getting* to is, if there's something happened to Gerald Ford, who was the un-elected Vice-President? Nelson Rockefeller! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Do you see the point? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. And then... Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So in other words, there was a scheme to put in Nelson Rockefeller as the un-elected... 'Cause a lot of people don't like his name. And they don't like Jay Rockefeller, just because of the name. Although he's very pleasant to... when you see him on the television. So there apparently is a plot to put in Jay Rockefeller as the new President. So they're... They're cranking up attacks on all three of 'em: Clinton, Gore, and Gingrich. They're gonna get rid of all three of 'em. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. You know, I have some questions on the Andreuccetti case. I'm slowly but surely gettin' those documents out there. I kind of... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well what are the questions. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right. This is how I understand it so far: Andreuccetti owned the Kingspoint Condominiums. And did he own some other... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well, they are 5 buildings. I don't know how many dozen... hundred... apartments, that are, over here, called "condominiums". CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: They're giant buildings, O.K.? In a whole development there. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And when the gold was purportedly put under Building Four... CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. So that this is... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The cement trucks that came there were pouring cement like the cement was going all the way down to China. CONSPIRACY NATION: So there's... You mean there's also this thing with the gold, all right? And that gold was what? The gold that was smuggled out of Italy? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Right. And the one that was part of that unit, keeps, on purpose, running into me: Illinois appellate court judge Anthony Scariano, a former sergeant in the O.S.S. And he was part of the unit that had the gold in a cave! In the last twenty-some odd years, since 1973 (that's 22 years), I have interviewed most of the members of his unit. Scariano survived *five* military and civil investigations in the 12 years following '44, when the gold disappeared. CONSPIRACY NATION: So that's the reason... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And then he came up to me, two years ago, in the presence of two of my friends -- one of 'em being Andreuccetti -- and says, "Skolnick, I saw your T.V. show," (this was... We did a T.V. show in... We *taped* it in October of '92). He says, "There's some inaccuracies there." I says, "Well, Tony, I don't have no case pending in your court. So you could talk to me. What's inaccurate?" So he turns to federal district judge Hubert Will, a senior, semi-retired judge who was walking with him -- and ran *right* into my wheelchair, on purpose or otherwise -- and he turns to him and he says, "Well. Skolnick's show referred to two people in my unit that murdered the Major and dumped him in a lake." And then he went on to describe him. And from that I got to understand that Tony and others felt it was justified to murder the Major. Because the gold in the cave... The Major was gonna do what some would consider treason. He was gonna turn over the Italian gold to the *partisans*, the Italian... uh, the *communistas*, the Italian Communist Party! 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 29 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 6, 1995 On March 6, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK [continues]: So Tony turned to Judge Will. So now here's two CIA guys: Judge Will, before taking the bench, had been head of counter- intelligence in Europe, for CIA. O.K.? CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So here's these two CIA guys walking through the lobby of the courthouse, and they walk *right* into me, on purpose or otherwise, and he starts talkin' to me about the show we did about the gold under Andreuccetti's building, see? CONSPIRACY NATION: Um-hmm [understands]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So he made a, he made a -- what do you call it? He made an apology for the thing. Like it was justified. That *his* *people* were justified in murdering the Major and moving away the gold, 'cause the Major, the head of the unit in charge of this cave full of gold, was gonna turn over the gold to the Italian communist party. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. But they kept the gold for themselves though. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: No, no, no... The gold had been gathered up from the Vatican, from King Emmanuel. The House of Savoy. Because at the close of the war, King Emmanuel's property in Italy was forfeited. The details of how the new parliament in Rome forfeited his property started to be run in the book, a reference book called *Statesman: 1946*. And part of it is re-printed in the '72 issue of *Statesman*. If you get to a good reference library, you can see that. The House of Savoy. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Who is an heir to the House of Savoy? Joseph Andreuccetti. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. The plot thickens. Let me just run through a few basic questions though here... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right. Well let me just tell you one more detail. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The reason they've kept Joe [i.e., Joseph Andreuccetti] in court, going on the eleventh year, is they wanted to tie up his signature. Now if you understand law, you would see the point. A person's signature has no financial validity when there is a bankruptcy trustee in charge of you. If you get pushed into bankruptcy, your signature is crap! You can't *do* anything with it, financially. So that the trustee... CONSPIRACY NATION: Jay Steinberg? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...Jay Steinberg, CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...Hopkins & Sutter, RTC, the $50 million transfer, and all of it... The reason they keep Joe pending in court is, it continues to invalidate his signature. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: O.K.? It's his signature that is so damn important. Then, when you compare that with the Lynette Redmer interview (which the government has threatened me over, which they got an injunction against me and Joe over it), you can see what the importance is. And there is Scariano, part of that O.S.S. unit, O.K.? He turns to this CIA intelligence chief, Judge Will, and he starts referring to "Skolnick's cable TV show". In my presence! In the presence of Joe and another associate. Do you see the point? CONSPIRACY NATION: Uh... It's a complex case, O.K.? And I'm workin' on it. And I'm goin' through the court documents. And I got the, I jumped ahead to the *last* documents and put them out, because it seemed to me that... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Listen. I'm thinking about writing a book. I'm working on a more detailed story for *Media Bypass*. [CN -- *Media Bypass* is a magazine, as I recall, handled independently by Tom Valentine, host of *Radio Free America*. It has no direct connection to *Spotlight*, to my knowledge. Skolnick's article, to appear in the next issue as I understand, deals with the Whitewater scandal. Skolnick has said he would send me a copy, but even if he remembers to send me a copy of it, I hesitate to distribute it, due to a recent "learning experience" I had in regard to my distribution of what I believed to be a summary of another author's material. So -- bottom line -- if you can find the magazine, read Skolnick's article. I will do what I can about trying to possibly summarize Skolnick's article, but I can't guarantee I will be doing so soon, if at all.] CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The point of the thing is, the largest bank in Italy, owned in part by the Pope, has got an office here, O.K.? Banca Nazionale de Lavoro. CONSPIRACY NATION: Banca Nazionale de Lavoro. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Now if you knew banking, you would see my point. I'll make the point, it'll be on the tape, and you can study it. The bank has the most sound collateral in the world. They have got it in with this gold, which is good collateral. Do you know what I mean? It's like... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! Sure. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: They got, like, a warehouse receipt. It's not like a federal reserve note, that's got nothin' behind it. Their -- whatever you wanna call it -- their IOUs, that they issue as bank notes, from this bank, with the branch in Chicago, is secretly backed up by the gold that's under the ground in Building Four! [laughs] CONSPIRACY NATION: [laughs] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I told ya what happened before our show went on the air! One member of the London gold pool admitted it to me later. He, at great expense, he came with a giant back-hoe and started digging, for no other good reason, behind Building Four. I interviewed the president of the condo association. And she took me over, behind Building Four, and she says, "Look where they were digging over here. It didn't make any sense! There's nothing going on. Why were they digging?" They were digging for a whole week, uh -- starting the day after we *taped* the show! Before the damn show even went on the air, they were already diggin' a big hole there -- see? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: But what they found out [laughs]... I brought a hydraulic expert to look at the place. There's an artificial lake near that development, *and*, like the Pyramids of thousands of years ago, there's a *trick*, see? If you try to get to the gold, you get drowned. This artificial lake will get ya. It's hooked up by a special device there. 'Cause right across the road from the Kingspoint Condominiums is this artificial lake. And so, if you try to get at the gold, you need to know the trick, see? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The lake will suddenly drown you, underneath there! [laughs] CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, there's some kind of a mine out in Nova Scotia or somethin' that's kind of the same way; that they discovered some mine... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I brought some of the leading hydraulic experts in the world to look at the thing, and they agree with me. I'm the first one that looked at the lake and says, "Hey. I'm not a hydraulic expert. What's with this lake!?" [laughs] So they noticed that there's some kind of a trap door underneath one of the laundry rooms in one of the buildings. Anyways... Hey! If I write a book about it, it'll be astounding, I'm telling you. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! You ought to! SHERMAN SKOLNICK: A friend of mine contacted Oliver Stone, who knows me, and they're thinkin' about makin' a movie about it. It, it's very interesting. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. With Christian Henning, jr., O.K.? He's the godson and nephew of Archbishop Paul Marcinkus... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Did you hear that interview we did with the consul-general of Italy? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! That went out. That went out, I sent that out. I'm workin' on... Did you get the, I sent you some information. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, I got it. I didn't look it over. It just arrived in the mail. Thank you, very much. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. I'll send ya some more. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: The point is that, Marcinkus is the key. They want... [*sotto voce*] He's here, supposedly with diplomatic protection. The Vatican is not Italy. And Italy is not the Vatican. The Vatican is a separate sovereignty... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...within Italy. Do you see what I'm sayin'? CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. And so, Italy wants him? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. Italy wants him on a thing left over from Michele Sindona. His son, Nino Sindona, has been an export-import agent in Chicago. And... Well... The guy that traded on the markets for Michele Sindona has been trying to "put the arm on" [i.e., pressure], on Andreuccetti. It's a long story, separate by itself. Just take my word, at the moment, that we got a lot of details about that. Sindona is mentioned in detail in Luigi DiFonzo's book, Luigi DiFonzo's book, *St. Peter's Banker*. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: You can read about Michele Sindona. He was the Pope's banker. And he was murdered in an Italian jail, after being extradited from the United States. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And so we have Christian Henning, jr., uh, and he represented himself as being in business with Andreuccetti and got a loan... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Falsely! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah... falsely, yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Illinois law requires a written partnership: there is no such thing. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 30 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 6, 1995 On March 6, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And but he got a loan, using Andreuccetti's property as collateral? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Right. And *then*, two other guys, one a bankruptcy auctioneer, bought the building in his own name -- not as an auctioneer, but in his own name. And... CONSPIRACY NATION: That was Lieberman. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Wallace Lieberman and Robert Belavia, a known gangster. Read the interview with Redmer. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! All right, well where is the interview with her? Do you have that? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I sent it to you! It's... You got it already. CONSPIRACY NATION: You mean those court documents. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: You see there that her... She was part of the unit investigatin' 'em, and her higher-ups corruptly sped up the thing, to put him away. Lieberman was murdered... You see it there, right before... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Yeah. In Cicero. Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...in '91. Thereafter, all the land titles disappeared; you can't find 'em on Chicago Title or where the trust was, with LaSalle Bank. You know what a land title is? CONSPIRACY NATION: Uh, it just show who owns the property, right? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. It disappeared! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: O.K.? You can't... When you go down there and inquire, they says, "Oh, uh... 'glitch'. We can't find it anymore." Hey. Notice what Redmer says: she said that her higher-ups in the Regional Director's Office of the IRS *personally* stole the property. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Do ya see the point!? CONSPIRACY NATION: Uh it's a complex case, O.K.? And I'm tryin' to, you know, sort it all out. And like I said... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: All right... Read the two-page story that I wrote about it, that I sent you. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: "The Mysterious 50 Million Dollars". Read it. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah, I did, you know? And it's, you know I... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: If you don't understand it, there's even skilled lawyers that need a little help! [laughs] CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. I'm tryin' to sort it all out and get the picture here. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: This is a sophisticated scam! CONSPIRACY NATION: Oh it's, I mean, the thing is just huge, you know? And it doesn't just... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well Banco Lavoro is using the gold as collateral. That's number one. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Nobody in Congress will mention Banco Lavoro, Chicago. Nobody! Uh, what else? The $50 million is related to it, and that got wound in with Clinton. Clinton is "up the wall" because -- uh the scandal involving Clinton also involves Ollie North and Bush, who are Republicans! So [laughs]... there's a complication. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. And this Gierum confession: do you have a copy of that? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Uh, part of it was put in the court record. I'll have to find that page and send it to ya. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. 'Cuz I'd like to get that out on the Internet if I can. And your... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Every, almost everything I'm tellin' ya has already been in the court record. We confronted the government and their response is to try to get an injunction to shut us up so that we don't interview anybody anymore! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: You know. And then there was that threat in the hallway, and so on. I mean, somethin' about all this is bothering them. Do you see what I'm saying? CONSPIRACY NATION: That's why, you know, like I say, I jumped ahead and... 'Cuz I'm slowly typin' in these documents and gettin' 'em out there... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well... I'm workin'... I mean, you know, if there was an honest, free press in America, I would speed up my work on a possible book. I don't think it can be published, unless I could raise the money for private publication. Who the Hell is gonna, among the small number of corporations that run the book business, are gonna commission a book on *this* subject? Come on! CONSPIRACY NATION: You know, you might try (I was thinkin') Feral House is a small publisher, maybe would... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Where are they at? CONSPIRACY NATION: Offhand I don't know. I could check on it. But you know, they've done kind of work in this. And Thunder's [Mouth]... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: You can, you can see from the details I'm givin' ya that we've got *tons* of information. Absolutely tons. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. Yeah. And the thing is that, it should be documented and brought out more. It might... Part of *my* hope in all this is that, you know, *somebody* in the press -- you know, this is goin' out on the Internet -- somebody in the press is gonna say, "Huh, there might be a story here." You know? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah but we're going on the fifth year of our show, we have an estimated 500,000 viewers on Monday night, and nobody that's a TV media critic of any of the major papers here ever will mention us, a *single* *word*!! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: And yet, if you were to talk to them -- the political editor of the *Tribune* and all of 'em -- they *all* know about our show. But they won't say a single word. We bother them. Why? Because, you know, we interview, we investigate the federal reserve and the *Tribune* company and stuff like that -- we *bug* them. So we're invisible as far as they... They want us to be invisible and never mentioned in their newspaper. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So why would you suspect that they would pick up on this and... CONSPIRACY NATION: Well it was my *hope* -- O.K.? -- that that would become so... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: No. CONSPIRACY NATION: Well, you know that it becomes *so* *obvious* you know? You've got all this stuff... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Wait 'til you see what I sent you, that was in the *Tribune* and never withdrawn! Why does the *Tribune* continue to run these fraudulent stories, as if the bones were examined in a mine shaft, of the Tsarist family, when after 50 years had passed, they released documents from the British government that the Tsar and his family were rescued! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: It was published in *their* paper in 1970. I sent you a copy. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. You've also... You mentioned the Lincoln assassination. This maybe is a change of subject. It's just somethin' I know a little bit about: is, you know, that there was a higher plot involved in that... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well read the book, *The Lincoln Conspiracy*. CONSPIRACY NATION: You know what? I actually, I did a synopsis of that book and I sent it out on the Internet. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well some historians question them, but it's basically true. They question 'em about a few things there. CONSPIRACY NATION: I don't see, you know I haven't found *any* historical book that tries to -- except *one* book, all right? There's one book that tries to answer that. I mean, there's other books by, like, Otto Eisenschiml or whatever... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, I got all of them... CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...preceded this book. And the one's that criticized *Lincoln Conspiracy*... CONSPIRACY NATION: They didn't know what they're talkin' about! I, from what *I* read. I mean, I only found one book... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: There's a woman that runs a thing in, wherever the Hell it is, in Maryland -- Surratt's [Museum]... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: She criticizes *The Lincoln Conspiracy*. But they have a financial interest. I mean, they sell tickets so you can go and visit their museum, see? I ain't selling tickets to anything. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. I mean, it's just, you know I bring that up because you had mentioned that in some of your commentaries. And it's just, it's a subject I know a little bit about, havin' looked into it. And there's just *so* much suspicious circumstances surrounding that assassination. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well read John Wilkes Booth's letter to a Washington, DC newspaper, that was kept secret in the family that owned the newspaper for 113 years. Read it. It's in that book. CONSPIRACY NATION: Which book? SHERMAN SKOLNICK: *The Lincoln Conspiracy*. CONSPIRACY NATION: I don't remember that one! I... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Oh yeah, yeah! And the guys that surrounded Lincoln, many of 'em were commodities speculators. And (I don't know how to put it to you)... Read *Julius Caesar*, by Shakespeare. Who killed Julius Caesar? *His* *closest* *friends*. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Why? They had some interest in opposition to their friend, so they knocked him off. They all stabbed him to death. Read *Julius Caesar*, by Shakespeare. And likewise, Lincoln's friends had an interest to "croak" him. For financial reasons. They had big investments in the commodity markets in that day. 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Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 31 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 6, 1995 On March 6, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [...continued...] SHERMAN SKOLNICK [continues]: *And*, they accused Lincoln of treason 'cuz he wanted to "bind up the wounds"... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...and go easy on the South, which would've caused cotton production and such to resume -- these guys were *short* in the cotton market. CONSPIRACY NATION: That's my take on it too: that he was gonna let the South back in the union, and they wanted to go down and plunder the South, is what a powerful motive for it would be. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well, if you were a legal researcher you would know that, a whole raft of cases from the time of the Appomatox surrender [and] thereafter, in the U.S. Supreme Court, that shows the great opposition to accepting the Constitutional rights of rebels. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Their rights were forfeit, even after the war! CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: There's a whole raft of cases that I could tell you about if you were interested in that. So I mean, the other angle we've been investigating for 20 years is the fact that the Continental Bank, which was formed right *before* the Civil War, together with the Board of Trade -- 1857 -- um... How could I put it to you? They handled the assassination money. Let's put it to you that way. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. I've read the book, *The Lincoln Conspiracy*. There's also, let's see... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Oh you gotta read it 10 times... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah [laughs]. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: You gotta be, you gotta be a historic buff... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...to understand this. If you don't understand it the first 10 times, that's O.K. You gotta know finance. You gotta know commodities. You gotta be able to check with experts. You gotta... before you can understand it! [laughs] I wish Eisenschiml was still around. He was a... He used to get on the television 30 years ago. CONSPIRACY NATION: There's another book, called *Mask for Treason*... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, I got that too. Very good. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: It mentions that the, in that book there, it mentions that the military officer who cut the military telegraph cables on the bridge where John Wilkes Booth escaped -- there were several bridges goin' out of DC. And on the bridge that the conspirators selected for him to go on, they cut the telegraph cables so he could escape? *That* *person* became the founding president of Western Union telegraph company. CONSPIRACY NATION: O.K. The way I understand it is, the telegraph went out but it was at a central location -- which is actually more ominous, you know? It wasn't so much a thing of... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Right. And the guy named Lafayette C. Baker... CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...who headed up what we now call the U.S. Secret Service, was part of the plot. And likewise, the head of the U.S. Secret Service in 1963, Rowley, was believed to be part of the plot against JFK, 98 years later. CONSPIRACY NATION: All right, that's... I guess I'll just kind of let you go now, O.K.? 'Cuz I... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, you're swamped with this. [laughs] Uh, I'm planning a sizeable article for *Media Bypass* about the Whitewater thing, and I'll send you... I'll keep you informed about that. Um, the thing that bugs 'em is this message we're running now. They're, they go straight up the wall because we've got inside information about the buying and selling of TV jobs that absolutely... It's one of the great internal scandals of the media. I mean, even you: You want to be a talking head on the media? CONSPIRACY NATION: [laughs] SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I could tell ya... It doesn't matter. It will make your hair blonde if it's not blonde now. And as long as you can *read* what's on the teleprompter, you put up the price, and you become a talking head. CONSPIRACY NATION: You know, I... One thing I wanted to... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Oh you think I'm lying! I used to teach at a radio broadcast school. I know a lot. CONSPIRACY NATION: Fine. I mean, this is all, you know, stuff that I'm... I'll tell ya: I think what you say has *merit*, O.K.? I mean, I'm not... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I have no reason to lie; why would I lie? CONSPIRACY NATION: No! I don't... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: ...this past 37 years. If I lie, I got a lot to lose. Not financially, but the *name* I have built up over 37 years. I, I don't do any of this or say any of this because some uh, ratings are gonna go up or a sponsor's gonna like me better. The main thing I have is a good name. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah I, you know, like I say -- I'm not the type of person that's a "true believer", O.K.? That is just gonna just turn off my mind and just accept anything somebody says... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: No! I want you to ask questions. I don't want you to accept what *I* say or what *anybody* says, just on the face of it. CONSPIRACY NATION: Yeah! That's, you know, like I say, I think what you say has got a lot of merit, and I'm open-minded to lookin' into it further. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well just think of my background: our work has caused the largest judicial bribery scandal in the history of the United States. So *that* should be on the top of the list that I have no reason to fake-up anything, you know? ----------------------------------------------------------------- I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation." ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like "Conspiracy Nation" sent to your e-mail address, send a message in the form "subscribe conspire My Name" to listproc@prairienet.org -- To cancel, send a message in the form "unsubscribe conspire" to listproc@prairienet.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt. Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem. -- Liber Proverbiorum XXXI: 8-9 Brian Francis Redman bigxc@prairienet.org "The Big C" -------------------------------------------------------------- Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick" -------------------------------------------------------------- Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 4 Num. 32 ====================================== ("Quid coniuratio est?") ----------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEW WITH SHERMAN SKOLNICK -- MARCH 15, 1995 On March 15, 1995, I interviewed Mr. Sherman Skolnick of the Citizens' Committee to Clean-up the Courts [CCCC] by telephone. The following is my transcription of that interview. Note that in this interview I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or some of the statements of Mr. Skolnick. -- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-chief, Conspiracy Nation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + CONSPIRACY NATION: I've been readin' through some of this Tsar stuff, *The File on the Tsar* by Anthony Summers, and, I gotta hand it to ya, it really, to me it looks conclusive that there's been a cover-up of some type. SHERMAN SKOLNICK: One of the biggest cover-ups of the 20th century. CONSPIRACY NATION: I have a few questions here. There's um... O.K. My question is regarding the educational system in this country. Because, even today, you go to a high school and they're gonna be teachin' you that "Oswald did it." And... SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well, that's because of the school textbook publishers, like Scott-Foresman(sp?), which is in a northwest suburb of Chicago. They're part of the establishment. They're tied in with the banking interests, and uh, they speak for the establishment. Would you want them to tell the truth about things? They're not gonna tell the truth abo