"[Our party] is focused on formal political relations … With your question we enter the extra-parliamentary domain of parapolitics; informal, non-public organizations in which influence-forming is practiced, often by persons in influential government positions and/or from the corporate world who together make political decisions without oversight. ...
"Too little concrete information is available about [Le Cercle and hundreds of] other organizations besides Bilderberg to be used in parliamentary sessions. ... As far as I know, the topic [of Bilderberg] has never been discussed in the past 8.5 years [that I've been here in congress]."
November 2010, foreign policy assistant to a long-sitting socialist member of Dutch congress to Joël van der Reijden of ISGP.
"[Katharine Graham] of the permanent establishment never lost sight of the fact that societies thrive not by the victories of their factions but by their ultimate reconciliations."
July 23, 2001, Henry Kissinger, Eulogy for Katharine Graham of the Washington Post.
"One-third of modern history is still classified* ... [An] intelligence officer turned art teacher ... displayed a color slide of an abstract sculpture. The piece was over six feet tall, of metal branches all intertwined... It was, to all appearances, a random column of ugliness. Hardly the model for a book. "Don't look at the sculpture itself," our friend advised. "Look at the holes." Inside the twisted sculpture was an orderly pattern of smooth ovals, arranged in perfect balance, making sense of the whole...
"Known history is like the visible surface of the sculpture, a series of harsh, twisted, seemingly unconnected branches. The hidden parts of history, the covert sides, are more orderly and rational, but can be seen and understood only if you are told where to look. The holes in history are what makes sense of the thing; the hidden motives, secret agendas, classified purposes... "
John Loftus, Mark Aarons, The secret war against the Jews, pp. 2 & 12. (*reference to the national security vaults). Loftus once held some of the highest security clearances in the U.S. and NATO and is often considered a respectable author. However, nothing is ever as it seems, as is being implied by his own metaphor. Even he himself is not at all who he often pretends to be.
There are different ways to look at the world when it comes to politics. In western countries we tend to look at the various political parties, the elected heads of state, the ministers and their interactions with parliament and the public. We shouldn't forget the role of the media, which actually serves a purpose besides entertainment: its most important function is to act as a fourth pillar to the Trias Politica, a reference to the separation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches in many western governments. The media's primary role are to help act as a guardian to the democratic process. If the government has been corrupted, or outside forces try to influence the democratic process in any unfair way, the idea is that there are always untainted media outlets that can investigate and inform the public about it.
After the internal political makeup of a country has been analyzed, including the fact whether or not it has a free media and fair elections, it is generally time to look at the country's external relations. Every country on the planet maintains political, economic and/or military relationships with other countries. These relations can be good, bad or anything in between. Over the course of the 20th century, and especially since the end of World War II, these one-on-one or small-circle relations have increasingly been replaced by international institutes where many countries are represented at the same time. Well known examples of these international institutes include the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and the G8 meetings. Specifically on the economic front there are the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD and the World Trade Organization. Through all these organizations countries in the West and around the world try to work out their political, military and economic issues.
However, sometimes events happen in Western countries that cannot be explained by this standard model. Senior officials of the BCCI bank and police investigators being intimidated by a CIA-Mossad-related "black network", Belgian officials gathering information on a similar "nebula", or Daniel Casolaro committing suicide while investigating another similar "Octopus" fall into that category. Basically, the hundreds of unusual deaths this author has come across over the years can be considered a mystery, because not one of them has ever been proved to be government related - even though that's often where all the evidence is pointing to. My own experiences related to intimidation can be considered outside of the standard political model, because my research was essentially focused on non-government organizations. Then there are cases as:
- the Kennedy assassination;
- CIA-support for drug cartels and drug dealing dictators;
- the Dutroux X-Dossiers in Belgium;
- 9/11, or, if we choose to be tactical, the dozens of questions the media allowed the 9/11 Commission to leave unanswered and the complete media ban on asking any criticical questions with regard to the extremely flawed NIST reports for the Twin Towers and WTC 7;
- Boston 2013;
- or even the 1999 Russian Apartment Bombings;
Anybody who has spent at least a few hundred hours looking into these events can see that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that not all is exactly as the media or our school books are portraying these events to be - however hard it may be for the average person to put in the necessary study hours and to accept the somewhat paradigm-shattering conclusions and social awkwardness associated with these topics. The fact is that influential establishments really do appear to exist and that they are able to organize and get away with conspiracies like the ones above. Unfortunately, no (intellectual or complete) political model exists to explain these events. We'll be introducing such a model in this article.
In addition, what also no one has come up with is a good explanation as to why both the mainstream and conspiracy media continue to distort the truth to such extremes. While there appears to be more to it, with the mainstream media a basic explanation would involve financial interests and ties to the government and superclass. However, we seldom see ties to corporate or government interests in the alternative media. And yet, here also we find virtually nothing but extreme distortion of facts - as ISGP has been making very clear in a range of articles on the alternative and mainstream media.
The only explanation that realistically fits for the alternative media is out-of-control counter-intelligence operations. The conspiracy community clearly is treated in similar fashion as J. Edgar Hoover handled the U.S. Communist Party during the Cold War: massive infiltration from top to bottom, in that case with 1,500 FBI agents and informants.  This was done with little noble intention, however. Hoover was a notorious, inflexible red-baiter with friends as Senator Joseph McCarthy and the notorious CIA-connected Murchison family.  Already in a 1945 memorandum President Truman warned about Hoover's intentions: "We want no Gestapo or Secret Police. F.B.I. is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex life scandals and plain blackmail when they should be catching criminals."  It is well known that in later years Hoover was highly interested in cataloging the sexual escapades of John F. Kennedy and that he resented his brother Bobby for many reasons, including the fact that Bobby publicly revealed the existence of the mafia.  For decades Hoover paid absolutely zero attention to the Cosa Nostra , despite having been seen with senior members at Murchison's Hotel del Charro and the nearby race tracks.  Unsurprisingly, Bobby considered Hoover "dangerous" and "rather a psycho" - hardly an exaggerated description of the FBI director's character considering his behaviour towards Martin Luther King and his total insensitivity to the murder of John F. Kennedy.  The CIA, under the guidance of counter-intelligence chief James Angleton, had a similar mindset as Hoover - and both ran extensive domestic operations against anti-Vietnam War protestors.  These operations were sanctioned at the level of the president and the national security advisor, even though the CIA has primarily been blamed. At the moment, ISGP's Pilgrims Society article deals the most in-depth with these "above CIA" government and superclass networks.
While Hoover and even Angleton may seem like an era long gone, there's little evidence of a mindset change after Hoover's death in 1972 (he headed the bureau from 1935 to 1972). Looking at the board of a consulting company as ExecutiveAction, LLC (a CIA term for assassination) and its equally shady sibling, GlobalOptions, we find two different former CIA and two different former FBI directors.  The firms themselves were established by the ultraright American Security Council board member Neil Livingstone, a former Israeli desk CIA recruit of James Angleton.  Other former directors of the FBI and CIA can also be found at overlapping think tanks and corporations. Apart from their public rhetoric, there is no evidence whatsoever that these people believe in democracy. They have to put up with, they feel restrained by it, and if they ever get the chance, they'll strip it from us.
Hoover (FBI), Angleton (CIA), the American Security Council and corporations as GlobalOptions and ExecutiveAction, LLC: very little difference and historically opposed to civil rights and anti-war movements. A former co-author of Neil Livingstone, the founder of GlobalOptions and ExecutiveAction, LLC, as well as a recruit of Angleton and a leading ASC member, has been a columnist for the conspiracy site Rense for a decade now and was also among the founders of a 9/11 truth group  - just the tiniest of examples that the conspiracy community is not left to operate on its own.
Seeing how serious intelligence agencies have always taken any left wing threat, from anti-war to anti-nuclear energy protestors, we can only imagine how serious they take the threat of a conspiracy community digging into the state's sordid affairs. Conveniently, a conspiracy community is a major potential source of manipulation by foreign powers, so controlling it from top to bottom is probably, somewhere, semi-legal. In various locations on this site evidence of this control is discussed.
As for the new political model, it turns out that over the course of the 20th century, and especially after World War II, a massive amount of private think tanks and social clubs have been set up, much of it financed by a rather small group of banks, multinationals and foundations - and sometimes aided by membership fees and limited government subsidies. This website has spent over ten years crawling through these networks, in the process gathering and categorizing the names of roughly 1,300 key private groups and "independent" government advisory boards. Some of these groups are focused on economic integration; others more on sustainable development, domestic policy, foreign policy, diplomatic relations or national security. And what they have in common is that no one has learned about them in school. While in the early 21st century an increasing amount of studies are being conducted on these groups - largely in response to the overwhelming amount of conspiracy literature available, not the least of it ISGP - conclusions reached in these studies still haven't made it into national school books or even in a proper, unbiased matter to the mass media. And thus the supranational model of politics hasn't yet seeped into the public consciousness.
There's always the question how much influence the men running this private network (a small group dominates) have, because, frankly, there's almost no testimony from senior government officials to what extent they listen and implement the advice of these men. All of a sudden grown men start giggling like little girls, shrugging off all relevant questions. Bilderberg truly is a great example. The group is closely linked to the Netherlands, because of the role of the Dutch royal family in it. Despite the fact that the group once every few years made the news, before the age of the internet, few Dutch people had really ever heard about it, even though the group has met annually since 1952. Here's what a foreign policy expert of a long-serving member of Dutch parliament explained about Bilderberg to ISGP:
"To be honest, little can be said with certainty about the way Bilderberg influences [politics]. ... Members of the government go there - the queen and one or two ministers – [but] no report is provided to congress. …
"Besides [Harry] van Bommel there are NO members of congress who have asked formal questions. ... As far as I know, the topic has never been discussed in the past 8.5 years [that I've been here]."
At one point van Bommel brought up a few basic questions involving Bilderberg, the only result being that these questions were laughed off by the state secretary for European affairs, Frans Timmermans, a visitor of Bilderberg meetings. Isn't that amazing? What's wrong with questions about what has been discussed at these meetings? Apparently there in an unwritten rule in Dutch parliament to not discuss these groups.
Judging by U.S. congressional records, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission have never been part of the daily discourse either. Why not? Of course, there's only one obvious answer which everyone already knows: influence is coming from these groups. There actually are very, very few instances in which this influence has been clearly documented, simply because the media and politicians - like Frans Timmermans above - not only refuse to address the issue, they prefer to make the masses feel uncomfortable asking these questions in the first place by ridiculing anyone who does.
Still, occasionally we find examples of the influence of these groups. In one instance the influence of the European Round Table (ERT), a group with very close links to Bilderberg, was described. On June 23, 2003, the Belgian Jan Puype, the only independent journalist who appears to have attended a meeting of the ERT, at least until that point, wrote about one of the council's meetings that year which was attended by Romano Prodi, a prime minister of Italy from 1996 to 1998 and again from 2006 to 2008. At the time he visited the ERT, Prodi was president of the European Commission, a position he held from 1999 to 2004. It appears Prodi was groomed by the liberal establishment: as a political science professor at the University of Bologna, he had been a member of the Bilderberg steering committee in the 1981-1982 period. According to Puype, by 2003 Prodi was still influenced by these business elites:
"I was a guest at the birthday party of the ERT, which existed 20 years in 2003. That was a surreal feeling. I was the only journalist and walked between De Benedetti, Davignon [chairman of Bilderberg], Leysen, Prodi. 'What am I doing here for God's sake', was I thinking. But it was very interesting to see how things were done, of course...
"I thought I was hallucinating [when Gerhard Cromme of ThyssenKrupp and the CFR began to speak]. Prodi was put in his place like a little kid [for having criticized the United States]. It became even more remarkable when the Commission chairman started to speak himself. He held a speech like 'friends, I will not do it again and I will be good from now on'. A completely different Prodi than the man I saw on television raising his finger against the Americans.
"You can't say that the ERT decides everything that happens in Europe, but her influence is enormous... The ERT has a very efficient way of lobbying. The members write papers on the direction Europe should be going in terms of the environment, competition, technology, etc. Once these papers are finished inside the ERT, the machine starts running. The club sends out a team of delegates consisting of the most important members to the European Commission. Individual members take the messages to their national governments. The ERT thinks very pro-active. She is often the first to work on certain issues. That is also her strength. The introduction of the single currency, the Maastricht-Treaty, the Channel Tunnel, or the [EU's] expansion to the east: that all started at the ERT." 
The European Round Table was sponsored by David Rockefeller and two of his closest European friends: future Bilderberg chairman Etienne Davignon and 1001 Club member Pehr Gyllenhammar. A decade earlier, this Rockefeller group established the Trilateral Commission, with its more blatant display of government influence. Within a year, the leadership of this combined U.S.-Japan-E.U. private group organized its first meeting at the White House with President Gerald Ford (picture above), an effort aided by the fact that David's older brother, Nelson Rockefeller, was vice president at the time. Several years later the Trilateral Commission started grooming Jimmy Carter, drawing a lot of attention to the group when Carter was elected president of the United States and stacked his administration with Trilateral Commission members. Just because the John Birch Society has been about the only news outlet to take notice over a longer period of time, doesn't mean that the Trilateral Commission doesn't have an enormous amount of influence. Related to the Trilateral Commission there is the much older Council on Foreign Relations, with its deep ties to the State Department. The CFR's interest in holding a firm grip over State Department policy was once again confirmed by Hillary Clinton in recent years when she joked (now found all over Youtube):
"It's good to have an outpost of the council right here down in the street of the State Department. We get a lot of advise from the council, so this will mean I don't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future."
The first thing that should be obvious to any investigator of this network is that the backgrounds and political, economic and religious ideas of the persons attending these groups are too similar to not conclude that groups as Bilderberg, the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and European Rount Table represent the ultimate form of crony capitalism. Basically everyone here has promoted privatization, deregulation and further political and economic integration as the solution to every problem in the world. They are all great supporters of the United Nations. They all warn against the dangers of global warming. During the Cold War the vast majority were staunch supporters of containment and détente. Virtually all strongly disliked the Reagan-backed Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), an incredibly expensive program aimed at creating a space shield against Russian ICBMs. And the list goes on. Of course, it's possible to nitpick and find a few examples of disagreement among members on how to reach certain objectives. These differences will always be there, as long as there are people. It doesn't mean, however, that there's not a powerful supranational network of private individuals out there with largely similar and somewhat mysterious aims.
The Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and even the European Round Table are relatively well-known these days. It actually seems to have been on the agenda to give so much attention to these groups from conspiratorial new agy (Coast to Coast AM), Christian conservative (John Birch Society, Alex Jones) and holocaust-denying, Jew-baiting (Liberty Lobby, Rense) sources that it has become impossible for a well-respected person to even utter the names Rockefeller, Rothschild or any of these groups - which is definitely a problem when discussing a number of important conspiracies. Bring up these names and many people will automatically roll their eyes and lose interest, simply because they have experienced an overload of media-pushed extremists mentioning these names, but mixing them with some of the most bizarre theories possible.
That having been said, there are dozens and dozens of other private groups that should be investigated. In November 2010 I actually asked members of congress and party leaders in the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and France about one of these groups: Le Cercle, established at almost the same time as the neoliberal Bilderberg group, but in this case deeply tied to Opus Dei, the Knights of Malta, the CIA and illegal black operations of every possible kind imaginable. As expected, every single member of congress, in whatever country, denied knowing anything about the group - which could well be true in most cases, for this site is the first to write extensively about Le Cercle and to have published actual documentation. Equally peculiar, not one member showed signs of having any interest in this group. Strange. Isn't it the job of congressmen to protect the interests of the people they represent?
There was one exception, however. After acknowledging never to have heard about Le Cercle, the previously-mentioned foreign policy assistant to a long-sitting socialist member of congress explained:
"Too little concrete information is available about [Le Cercle and hundreds of] other organizations besides Bilderberg to be used in parliamentary sessions. ... [Our party] is focused on formal political relations … With your question we enter the extra-parliamentary domain of parapolitics; informal, non-public organizations in which influence-forming is practiced, often by persons in influential government positions and/or from the corporate world who together make political decisions without oversight."
One of these groups might well have been the Dutch Republican Society to whom his friend and sole Bilderberg critic Harry van Bommel belongs, together with a small army of anti-Bilderberg and anti-House of Orange conspiracy authors, as well as the assassinated Pim Fortuyn and some of his closest associates. It shouldn't surprise anyone if it one day turns out that all these men were working for Dutch intelligence, much in the same way that the John Birch Society and Liberty Lobby in the United States appear to be fronts for the CIA, Pentagon and State Department to control opposition groups.
After a number of years of looking into hundreds of these elite-funded NGOs to varying degrees, a select few of them really stood out as needing priority to study. Virtually no information existed about these groups at the time, despite the fact that they had been gathering many of the most influential men in business, government, academics and/or national security for many decades. Yes, Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission absolutely are extremely important liberal establishment groups to be familiar with. However, for this site the Anglo-American Pilgrims Society was selected for study, because it is has much greater membership, is much older and contains the founders of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and literally every other private group and government institute historically associated with the liberal or eastern establishment. The Pilgrims Society also represents the Anglo-American social network at the core of many of these think tanks and conferences.
The equally unknown 1001 Club turned out to be a very useful addition to the Pilgrims Society, primarily to identify elite and aristocratic old-line associates from mainland Europe and even the world as a whole. Once again the Rockefellers and Rothschilds were part of the picture, this time in addition to the Bechtels and many other interesting names. Despite being a build around a financial trust for the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), the 1001 Club has been a treasure trove for elitism and controversy.
On the conservative side Le Cercle and the American Security Council were considered the most important to study. Both existed throughout the Cold War and certainly Le Cercle still exists today as a very influential and very secretive conference. These groups gathered the absolute elite of the Christian conservative Anglo-American national security establishment, together with many extremely questionable Opus Dei and Knights of Malta members from mainland Europe and to a degree from around the world. Despite all this, David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger and their closest friends were always invited as observers to these meetings. Why? Because they served as a bridge to an opposing establishment.
Unsurprising, it is exactly groups as Le Cercle and the American Security Council that the John Birch Society and Liberty Lobby never touched. Alex Jones and Rense as well have always censored information about these groups, as they have done with the closely-related Council for National Policy (CNP). Then again, these alternative media outlets have also always refused to publish on the Pilgrims Society or 1001 Club. It's very obvious that it's their task to limit the acceptable narrative for their followers to groups as Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commissions. All the more reason for ISGP to focus on groups as the Pilgrims, 1001, Cercle and American Security Council.
Eventually ISGP became the first to publish photocopies of membership lists of the Pilgrims Society, the 1001 Club and Le Cercle. It also extensively studied the American Security Council and a number of other groups, making hard but less unique information available.
Based on the liberal and conservative old boy networks that were discovered during long studies into the Pilgrims Society, 1001 Club, Le Cercle and American Security Council; and seeing how small inner circles within these networks have been making overtures to one another; while also noticing that the same men show up again and again in virtually every (alleged) conspiracy that ever was, an attempt was made to produce a new political model that would explain the existence of elite networks, their involvement in major conspiracies, and how these conspiracies can successfully be covered up. The resulting model has been working pretty much flawlessly since its first development in 2011. It's termed ISGP's Four Establishment Model and divides the supranational NGO network, the superclass, and the national elements they influence in the following manner:
- Liberal Establishment (CIA and State Department)
- Conservative Establishment (CIA and Pentagon)
- Vatican-Paneuropa network (Opus Dei and Knights of Malta)
- Zionist Establishment (Israel and its worldwide communities and U.S. Lobby)
The four-establishment model in four pictures:
Picture 1: Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller: The only two persons connected to every aspect of the international liberal establishment: political, economic, sustainable development and national security. The State Department has been their own private playground, although they certainly also have been friends with more than a few CIA directors. The Anglo-American Pilgrims Society is key in understanding this establishment.
Picture 2: Ted Shackley: One of the top CIA officers who sat on top of the McCarthyite / conservative / defense / Pentagon / military establishment and who used to work as a key CIA station chief for CIA directors Allen Dulles, John McCone and Richard Helms, three close David Rockefeller friends. Shackley also acted as CIA deputy director of operations under George H. W. Bush, with whom he also was very close.
As head of JM/WAVE in the early 1960s, Shackley is the most likely person to have ran the operation to kill John F. Kennedy with cover from CIA deputy director of operations Richard Helms, CIA director John McCone (Bechtel partner) and vice president LBJ (another good David Rockefeller friend). As for JFK, the Zionists loathed him for trying to force inspections of Dimona and the Vatican-Paneuropa network surrounding Otto von Habsburg - as well as all the afore-mentioned individuals - didn't particularly appreciate JFK's support for socialism in Italy and other countries.
Shackley and the CIA is not exactly the personification of the military ultraright, but the facts is that Shackley largely ran Le Cercle from the late 1970s until his death in 2002 while CIA brothers in arms as James Angleton, Ray Cline and General John Singlaub were deeply involved in the American Security Council. Ultimately it appears the Cold War McCartyites were largely managed by the conservative wing of the CIA.
Picture 3: Lord Jacob Rothschild: Closely allied with David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger, but at the same time the family is closely linked to the Israeli leadership, Zionist movements internationally and Russian oligarchs as Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There's also a definite tie between the Mossad and various Russian mobs.
Rothschild family members appear to have limited but key ties to the U.S. national security state. Examples you say? Baron Edmond de Rothschild at CSIS (1980s-early 1990s), the chairman of Le Cercle being a Rothschild employee, Jacob Rothschild at the Blackstone Group (both linked to 9/11), Kissinger and Rothschild support for Senator John McCain (WACL/ASC background and of the book Debunking 9/11 Myths), the Rothschilds taking a majority stake in elite CIA-front Diligence LLC, the partner of hyper-controversial Russian military intelligence (GRU) firm Far West (linked to managing international terrorism and the drug trade), along with Halliburton; and James Rothschild at Washington D.C.'s Monument Capital Group with Thomas F. McLarty III (Kissinger McLarty), Frank Carlucci (CIA; Carlyle) and James Baker (State Department; Carlyle).
Jacob Rothschild was an important business partner of two men deeply implicated in the Haut de la Garenne child abuse scandal, but basically all the people here have close indirect ties to such scandals.
Picture 4: Otto von Habsburg: Central player in the Vatican-Paneuropa network consisting of Opus Dei members and Knights of Malta from the early Cold War until the post-9/11 world. Allied with Shackley et al through the secretive Cercle group. Not particularly fond of Zionism. His network is equally, if not more so, linked to elite child abuse scandals as other establishments.
Okay, so what follows now is a point by point summary of each establishment individually: liberal, mixed religion conservative, Vatican-Paneuropa, and Zionist. I have created another, shorter summary in ISGP's FAQ.
- Centered around international banking, commerce, and diplomacy. One hundred percent committed to the globalization process in every possible way. Involved in hundreds of NGOs. The "big three" foundations, Carnegie, Rockefeller and Ford, belong to this establishment.
- East Coast Establishment plus West Coast Establishment, globalist-oriented, mainly non-Catholic elements in Europe, and similar elements in Asia.
- Most key players in the world have been accepted at one point or another to the international advisory committee of JPMorgan Chase or the board of Kissinger Associates. Bechtel is at the core of the West Coast Establishment and closely linked to the Rockefellers and JPMorgan Chase, most recently through men as George Shultz and Riley Bechtel.
- Inner core in the United States: David Rockefeller and friends as Maurice Greenberg, Peter Peterson, John Whitehead, Warren Buffet, and Paul Volcker. Kissinger Associates people are always brought in as overseers and/or observers of CIA and neocon projects. Completely interlocked with the Rockefeller interests is the George Shultz/Bechtel/Bohemian Grove group on the West Coast. In England and France the Rothschilds are major allies. Other key figures, like Lord Roll, Lord Carrington, Etienne Davignon or Pehr Gyllenhammar have all been at Kissinger Associates. Most of the men mentioned here have belonged to the Anglo-American Pilgrims Society or otherwise the 1001 Club.
- Direct control of the following media outlets through a network of friends: New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time magazine, CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN. These companies are all owned by Pilgrims Society members or a few of their closest friends. In England The Times, the Financial Times and Reuters are among those linked to the Pilgrims.
- Complete State Department control through the Council on Foreign Relations and the social network of the Pilgrims Society. Right-wing (corporate fascist in the end), but diplomatic.
- Pro-containment (Kennan) and pro-detente (Kissinger) during the Cold War.
- Has been overwhelmingly anti-"preventive war", anti-"rollback" and anti-SDI (Star Wars) during the Cold War.
- Historically completely pro-Arab due to oil interests. Only supports a moderate foreign policy of Israel towards the Palestinians and other Arab neighbors.
- Pro-Afghanistan invasion in 2001, but mostly anti-Iraq invasion in 2003. Preferred containment of Saddam Hussein.
- Completely, one hundred percent Anglophile, even for the few intelligence-connected core players who have worked with radical Zionists, like James Woolsey, George Shultz, Alexander Haig, Paul Nitze, etc. The Pilgrims Society alone can easily prove this.
- One hundred percent committed to the theory of catastrophic global warming. Again, even for the handful of Anglophile, pro-Zionist conservatives as James Woolsey and George Shultz.
- Conspiracy outlets as the Disclosure Project and those related to it are controlled by this establishment and used to promote world peace, sustainable development and a Gaia-type United Nations religion to people considered the most susceptible to it - and in addition to keep SDI ("space-based weapons") from being revived. Daniel Sheehan, a close friend of the Rockefellers and many other Pilgrims Society members, has played a key role in this aspect of the globalization process. He had earlier been "unleashed" to help curb CIA influence in the Oval Office.
- Consists of the internationalist "Rockefeller Republican" wing in the Republican Party, as well as the Democratic Party, certainly by the time Jimmy Carter took office, making the Republican vs Democrat debate largely a non-issue. Favorite presidents: Eisenhower, Ford, Carter, Clinton and Obama. Nixon was turned on to Kissinger's detente politics, leaving conservatives, including Kissinger's old mentor, Fritz Kraemer, completely disillusioned with him. Bush 41 was also acceptable.
- The British Conservative Party - The Tories - is the party of the royalist ruling class in Great Britain that has historically been allied with the (liberal) Eastern Establishment in the United States. The Pilgrims Society is clear evidence of that. Some leading pro-E.U. conservatives go to Bilderberg, but the liberal establishment is also forced to work with non-establishment elements in the Labour and Liberal parties. Tony Blair joining the international advisory council of JPMorgan Chase in 2008 and even becoming chairman in 2010 is a good example of that. There's also traditionally been a ultra-right-wing within the conservative party which disagreed with detente and cooperated with the Conservative Establishment in the United States during the Cold War. Evidence of that can be seen in groups as Le Cercle.
- Some key names from Canada, a country belonging to the British Commonwealth, are the Bronfmans, the Desmarais family, Conrad Black of Hollinger, Maurice Strong and former prime minister Brian Mulroney. Black and Strong were members of the 1001 Club. Andre Desmarais and Brian Mulroney have served on the international council of JP Morgan Chase, while Mulroney could also be found at Blackstone, joining at the same time as Jacob Rothschild.
- In Japan the Liberal Establishment is allied with the Liberal Democratic Party (considered conservative), controlled from front to back by former Black Dragon Society terrorists and Yakuza elements released in December 1948 by MacArthur as part of a "Christmas amnesty" for rather obvious war criminals. One of the key ones, the billionaire Ryoichi Sasakawa, teamed up with Pilgrims as William Draper, Henry Kissinger and Angier Biddle Duke in the U.S.-Japan Foundation in 1980. Previous to that the Rockefeller group forged links with the old Mitsubishi zaibatsu when the Trilateral Commission was founded. These zaibatsu had been pushed aside by the Black Dragon Society and Dark Ocean Society groups in the run-up to World War II. Sasakawa's political ally in controlling the Liberal Democratic Party and the yakuza, Yoshio Kodama, had been a member of them. Both men allied themselves with the Moonie Cult against communism in the 1960s, with Kodama also becoming a CIA and Lockheed agent. Make no mistake, these men were deeply fascist and considered the leading "kuromaku" - powers behind the throne - in Japanese society.
- The 1001 Club is one group that shows the Liberal Establishment maintained close ties to Mobutu Sese Seko in the Congo, the Shah in Iran and Suharto in Indonesia.
- Centered around the Pentagon and CIA, certainly after the Richard Helms period.
- Grew out an alliance of General Douglas MacArthur's notoriously fascist cronies, generals Pedro del Valle, Bonner Fellers, Charles Willoughby, Albert Wedemeyer, George Stratemeyer and Robert Wood. They were backed by H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison and Sid Richardson, and J. Edgar Hoover was an ally. Together they attacked Eisenhower (a former Pilgrims Society executive) and the East Coast Establishment for being too soft on communism. Among the groups these supporters of MacArthur ran during the Eisenhower years were the National Military Industrial Conferences, hence Eisenhower's expression "Military-Industrial Complex", although he also termed it the "military establishment" and "defense establishment" in the same speech.
- This group founded the John Birch Society and even the highly anti-Jewish Liberty Lobby (Gen. Stratemeyer and Gen. del Valle), responsible today for 95 percent of people's anti-establishment theories, including anti-United Nations, anti-Kissinger and anti-Rockefeller propaganda.
- Undiplomatic. Ultra-right-wing McCarthyites and Christian conservatives from different denominations. A combination of the isolationist old right, the interventionist new right, as well as the religious right (Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, etc.).
- Allied with the Vatican-Paneuropa network in Europe, consisting of Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta.
- Teamed up with South Korean interests, including the MacArthur-released Sun Myung Moon and his Moonie Cult.
- Began working with the Israel Lobby in the United States in the 1970s, forming the neocons.
- Anti-containment, anti-detente and pro-SDI (Star Wars) during the Cold War. Richard Perle (Le Cercle), who was working for Senator Henry Jackson and basically elements in the CIA, was the leader of the anti-detente campaign. General Daniel Graham (American Security Council) was head of the pro-SDI lobby.
- Anti-United Nations and anti-global warming theories.
- Consists of intelligence assets and the (often fringe) ultra-right-wing of the Republican Party, as well as a handful of hawks from the Democratic Party. Important examples of this latter case are Senator Henry Jackson, from whose office sprang a small army of leading neocons; "Good Time" Charlie Wilson, also nicknamed "the Israeli commando", and two co-chairman of the American Security Council: William V. Chappell, Jr. and Senator J. Bennett Johnston.
- Some favorite presidential candidates: Senator Robert Taft, General Douglas MacArthur, George Wallace, Barry Goldwater and Nixon before he was turned on to the policy of detente by Kissinger and Rockefeller. Only when Reagan was elected, did the conservative establishment have the president they really wanted. A favorable election again happened in 2000 when George W. Bush moved into the White House, flanked by the neocons. A later favorite of the conservative establishment has been Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, with McCain being acceptable - but primarily being favored by the "liberal" establishment.
- Formed action groups to circumvent the State Department's monopoly on international diplomacy, like the International Security Council, funded by the Moonie Cult. Also tried to infiltrate the State Department, as was attempted during the Reagan years with Perle's Madison Group.
- Key "insider" groups: the World Anti-Communist League, the American Security Council, its post-Cold War incarnation, the Center for Security Policy and Le Cercle for Vatican-Paneuropa relations.
- Seems to be have been controlled by the CIA at the very top, because MacArthur's generals and persons as Curtis LeMay and other confrontationist "Project Control" supporters at the American Security Council were subordinate to less radical CIA officers they shared their board with: Richard Bissell, James Angleton, Ray Cline, Vernon Walters, William Colby (Le Cercle), William Casey (Le Cercle), Ted Shackley (Le Cercle). These officers in turn worked closely with Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, Frank Carlucci, Donald Gregg, Robert Gates and George H. W. Bush.
- A key person in turning the conservative establishment neocon has been Senator Henry Jackson, who, back in 1973, worked with Ted Shackley and other CIA officers in covering up CIA abuses investigated by the Church Committee. Jackson helped establish the America-Israeli Friendship League in 1971 (with Nelson Rockefeller) and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (Cheney, Perle, Feith, Woolsey, etc.) in 1973. He also participated in the CIA-MI6-Mossad Jonathan Conferences. In addition to this it was he who ran a Zionist fifth column in his Senate office, from which sprang names as Richard Perle, Edward Luttwak (Perle's roommate at the LSE), Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Elliott Abrams, Richard Pipes and Frank Gaffney, the latter the founder of the Center for Security Policy in 1988, a pro-Zionist, post Cold War continuation of the American Security Council.
- The persons the American Security Council liaised with during the Cold War shows how ruthless the persons of this establishment: Roberto Alejos Arzu (tied to an international child abuse ring), Colonel Enrique Bermudez (controlled Danilo Blandon, who started the famous CIA crack cocaine epidemic in the U.S. by selling his cocaine to Ricky Ross), Roberto D'Aubuisson, Stedman Fagoth and Mario Sandoval were among the worst CIA-linked death squad leaders, sometimes also implicated in large scale child or cocaine trafficking. In Africa relations were maintained with Jonas Savimbi of UNITA, who is known to have thrown at least several families in bonfires, and General Christoffel van der Westhuizen, who ordered assassinations on anti-apartheid black ANC leaders and later on was South Africa's mastermind behind the mysterious "third force" that used terrorism and propaganda to try and create a civil war among blacks. Le Cercle had similar associations.
- Furthermore, the ASC had several prominent officers who were directors of Wackenhut, the enigmatic private security firm with its "rumored" CIA links. In contrast to Bechtel, Wackenhut forged no visible links with the Eastern Establishment. Early members were McCarthyites and MacArthur supporters. Cheri Seymour in The Last Circle found evidence that Wackenhut had been involved in highly secret bacteriological warfare research and suspected - like I am also inclined to do - a connection with MacArthur's release of Unit 731 scientists at the end of World War II. Having seen Wackenhut turn up in close proximity of Belgian Dutroux scandal (closely linked to MacArthur II) and underground fascist armies, I suspect we haven't even touched the surface yet of some of the projects of this company.
- Also at the ASC was the long-time chairman of Air America and Air Asia, Admiral Felix B. Stump, airlines used by the CIA for drug trafficking. In 1975, three years after Stump had died, Air Asia was bought by the secretive high technology firm E-Systems, also linked to drug trafficking, as well as a number of suspicious deaths. Former CIA director William Raborn, also a director of Wackenhut, served on the board of E-Systems from 1970 until his death in 1990. E-Systems was bought by Raytheon in 1995. Since 1998 former CIA director John M. Deutch has been serving on the board of that company. Deutch may not be entirely disconnected from the events of 9/11.
- It still seems that these CIA officers linked to the conservative defense establishment have been playing second fiddle to the State Department and the liberal establishment. With both the Reagan and Bush 43 administration it is important to note that George Shultz, a Rockefeller and Bechtel protege, formed the counterweight to these conservative establishments. During the vetting of Bush 43 for president he brought along Condoleezza Rice, Bush's secretary of state, who had been his protege at Stanford, the Hoover Institution, Chevron, JPMorgan Chase, Transamerica and the Charles Schwab Corporation. During the Reagan administration it were secretary of state Shultz, undersecretary of state Whitehead, a close friend of David Rockefeller, and Caspar Weinberger at the Defense Department - all three later Pilgrims Society members - who used their media network to allow Iran-Contra to be exposed. They even had their buddy Daniel Sheehan go after the drugs-for-arms network of Ted Shackley, but really only in the conspiracy media where Sheehan has moved since then.
- Catholic European branch of the conservative establishment which had considerable overlap with the American Security Council and completely supported the ASC's anti-detente and pro-SDI policy.
- Ultra-right-wing. Knights of Malta and Opus Dei-dominated network.
- Key founder of many groups has been Otto von Habsburg, the last crown prince of the Vatican-allied Austro Hungarian Empire. Prince Hans Adam II von Liechtenstein, a relative of the Habsburg, is another key player in Europe. Prince Miguel de Bourbon has been another member with long-standing connections to U.S. intelligence.
- Its primary interest has been the resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire by manipulating the European Union, although this agenda has met with stiff resistance from the Liberal Establishment.
- Le Cercle is the most secretive and highest level group in this network. It works with the CIA, MI6 and intelligence services of mainland Europe and Saudi Arabia. In the past it worked with apartheid governments in Africa and fascist regimes as Franco and Pinochet. Members have overseen underground fascist armies in Europe that were used for false-flag terrorism, assassination, drug running, arms smuggling and the protection of high-level child abuse networks. The primary contact points in the United States of Le Cercle have been the Heritage Foundation and the CIA. Ted Shackley has been a key contact of Le Cercle since the early 1980s until his death in 2002. He worked together with Richard Perle and Britain's aristocratic super spook Julian Amery, who moved in aristocratic circles involving the Rothschilds, the Cecils (also of Le Cercle) and active and retired prime ministers.
- Notoriously anti-Jewish (and apparently anti-black), as Otto von Habsburg's somewhat ridiculous November 2002 statement to the Austrian weekly Zur Zeit made perfectly clear: "The Pentagon is today a Jewish institution. On the other hand, the blacks are in the State Department: for instance, Colin Powell or especially Condoleezza Rice. It is an internal conflict between hawks and doves. Currently, the Anglo-Saxons, that's to say the white Americans, are playing a relatively minor role." Unsurprisingly, only a small handful of Jewish neocons were welcome to visit Le Cercle, at least during most of the Cold War when Otto von Habsburg's influence on the group was the greatest.
- Built primarily around radical Jewish Zionists, not just American neoconservatives, but also the Israelis. For a list of individual groups and those involved, go here.
- Consists of Israel, Jewish communities around the world and the Israel Lobby in the United States. It's a very close-knit and survivalist community that is highly politically organized and has a lot of money available.
- Some key names who have worked closely with Israel and/or the Mossad: Bronfman, Rothschild, Oppenheimer, Maurice Tempelsman, Felix Przedborski, Bruce Rappaport, Edmond Safra, Max Fisher, Tibor Rosenbaum, Louis Bloomfield, Michael Cherney and John Loftus. Those with Israeli nationality tied to illegal operations include Begin, Sharon, Isser Harel, Shaul Eisenberg, Al Schwimmer, Yaakov Nimrodi, Rafi Eitan, Efraim Poran, Abrahim Shavit, Yair Klein, David Kimche, Micha Harari and others. Probably wouldn't skip Netanyahu either.
- The Mossad seems to operate in just about all Jewish communities around the world and certainly helped set up Israel's "triangle of influence" in the United States in cooperation with AIPAC and CPMAJO. It became so powerful because the Jewish people have a direct and continuing interest in being politically active. They have a tendency to follow their community leaders and vote in (relatively) much greater numbers than other ethnic groups. At least, this once was the explanation provided to Douglas MacArthur II by the chairman of an Israel Lobby "committee" - most likely AIPAC.
- Began to work with conservative networks in the 1970s, forming the neoconservatives. Before that largely ignored, as it has always been by the liberal establishment and its pro-Arab policies.
- U.S. mafia kingpin Meyer Lansky was a Zionist. Jimmy Hoffa even more so. Top elitist Lester Crown, another Zionist and patron of the career of Barack and Michele Obama, also has a history going back to these mafia circles,as does billionaire financier Michael Steinardt with similar statements about the Bronfmans. As is the norm, Bronfman, Crown and Steinhardt are in close contact with Israeli leaders.
- Back in the 1990s and 2000s Bronfman, Steinhardt and Crown also were members of the secretive and politically very influential Mega Group, founded by the Bronfmans and billionaire Leslie Wexner, the latter a patron of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Bronfmans, Steinhardt and other Mega Group billionaires put millions in the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, set up right after 9/11 and stacked with neocon extremists as former CIA director James Woolsey, former FBI director Louis Freeh, Richard Perle, Michael Ledeen, Steve Forbes, and others.
- All the major, and even many minor, Hollywood movie production houses are controlled by Jews. In addition, Steven Spielberg is a known member of the Mega Group, and Hollywood billionaire Arnon Milchan financed Oliver Stone's JFK and helped Israel acquire uranium.
- The leaders of the powerful Solntsevskaya mafia in Russia, Sergei Mikhailov and the Averin brothers, and their ally Semion Mogilevich, all had secondary Israeli passports. Powerful Zionist oligarchs as Pyotr Aven and Mikhail Fridman of Alfa Group have been considered allies of Solntsevskaya, but there were also influential non-Zionist elements, like Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov and Sistema chairman Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Senator Henry Jackson, a mentor to half a dozen influential neoconservatives, created much of the international aspect of the Zionist mafia by linking trade concessions with Jewish emigration from Russia. This led to Russia emptying its jails of many of the worst Jewish criminals and sending them to the West. There's no evidence the Zionist establishment really cared about this, as the Russian IMF scandal and other affairs demonstrate. It's an almost openly criminal network that protects itself by labeling every critic an anti-semite.
- Mafia-connected Jewish-Russian oligarch Michael Cherney has been working with powerful neocons as Richard Perle, Daniel Pipes, and Frank Gaffney, as well as former CIA directors James Woolsey and John Deutch in private groups as the Intelligence Summit and Jerusalem Summit. Senior Mossad officers have also taken part in these groups.
- Bizarrely, the website of Michael Cherney's Intelligence Summit has been transformed into a simplistic but extreme conspiracy outlet with categories on the site as "Jihad dog killing", "Muslim cannibalism", "Islamic Gangs", "Killing Christians", and "Ukraine Nazi coup". This is mixed in with conspiracy categories as "Illuminati", "FED bank", "CFR", "Club of Rome", "Committee of 300", "Knights of Malta", "Jesuit spy", and "Jesuit pope". Many articles equate the pope with Satan himself. Guess we now know where a lot of this online conspiracy material comes from: the Mossad and CIA.
- Besides Solntsevskaya, various Russian oligarchs and mafia bosses have worked in close cooperation with Israel, as they are Jewish. The Mossad, CIA and MI6 seem to have been making good use of this asset against communist and nationalist Russian elements. Yeltsin's key neoliberal economic advisors, Zionists Yegor Gaidar and Anatoly Chubais, were in contact with western establishment circles since 1988.
- Oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Badri Patarkatsishvili, close to Yeltsin, long-time patrons of Putin, and manipulators of the Chechen conflict, were neighbors of none other than "Nebula" leader Felix Przedborski, an enormously powerful mafia boss/oligarch reportedly protected by a team of retired Mossad agents who were also training Columbian drug cartels.
- The Mossad first became allied with James Angleton and, after his ouster from the CIA, with Ted Shackley's CIA group. Both Shackley and the Mossad have been accused of drug running, arms smuggling, money laundering, assassination, the plotting of coups and seem to be involved, along with the previous establishments, in the protection of sadistic child abuse networks: see the Rothschild-linked Jersey Island scandal and the ASCO factory of Beyond Dutroux.
Oversight used as part of a fully-sourced 50,000 word article on Russia's establishments. Not published due to time constraints and a lack of funding. Incredibly, oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Badri Patarkatsishvili, close to Yeltsin, long-time patrons of Putin, and manipulators of the Chechen conflict, were neighbors of none other than "Nebula" leader Felix Przedborski.
Now that readers are familiar with the different establishments that are in existence (at least according to ISGP's Four Establishment Model), it's time to identify the key members within these establishments. Enter ISGP's new Superclass Index, the full list of which today includes names from around the world. As the reader can see, the methodology used is quite scientific. It adds up the amount of important non-government organizations - including numerous "independent" commissions and government advisory bodies - individuals have been involved in throughout their life. It's a very simple, but, as it turns out, also an extremely revealing method.
Without a doubt it can be said that the 170 persons or so in ISGP's American Superclass Index, with another 200 or so internationally, form the the key in understanding who is influencing national and international politics from behind the scenes. They're also key in figuring out who is behind various major conspiracies that have never been solved. Every conspiracy that ever was, can be tied to these individuals or their immediate superclass mentors, who also just happen to be the only persons in the world with the connections to have covered up these conspiracies.
ISGP's index of names and institutes clearly demonstrates ongoing interaction between retired secretaries of state, defense secretaries, CIA directors, national security advisors, other high level government officials, senators, national security experts, bankers and corporate executives, both at the national and international level. Many high level government officials simply never fully retire from politics. Their expertise and connections tend to be used by large corporations, think tanks, some of the most prestigious universities, and the media - all controlled by the same few hundred, at most several thousand, individuals: the superclass. Together this network grooms its favorite candidates for the presidency (or the prime ministership), usually involving an existing congressman, senator or governor who has proved to be reliable. It's often fairly easy to tell which public officials are favored the most for high office, because well before election time, there's a tendency for their names to show up in various establishment think tanks and conferences.
Numerous examples come to mind. Starting out with an example from Europe, Romano Prodi served on the steering committee of Bilderberg decades before becoming president of the European Commission and Italy's prime minister. As for America, Eisenhower was a Pilgrims executive before his election and received major donations from big oil. He hired the Dulles brothers, childhood friends of the Rockefellers, to run his State Department and CIA, with Nelson Rockefeller overseeing special operations for some time. Gerald Ford later had Nelson Rockefeller as vice president. Jimmy Carter was infamously embraced by the Rockefellers and the Trilateral Commission before he decided to run for president. The Bush clan has world class Eastern Establishment banking credentials as partners of the Dillons and Harrimans going back to before World War II, apart from later CIA and Skull & Bones ties. Clinton visited Bilderberg only once, in 1991, months before announcing that he would seek the presidential nomination and 1.5 years before being elected president of the United States. Clinton is also notorious for apparently protecting CIA drug important into Mena, Arkansas and helping to cover up the train track murders. Ironically, vice president and president George H. W. Bush is one of the chief suspects of having organized this Contra-related scheme.
More recently, in 2008 many in the establishment favored Senator John McCain over Barack Obama. Unsurprisingly, McCain and his father have had decades-long establishment connections, from the Pilgrims Society to the American Security Council and World Anti-Communist League (WACL). However, in case of Obama, his wife, Michelle, served on the board of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, headed by the powerful Zionist superclass member Lester Crown, an important financial contributor to Obama's senatorial and later presidential campaigns. Almost certainly Obama has had a relationship with Zbigniew Brzezinski since his Columbia days in the early 1980s. And certainly during his 2007 election campaign he referred to Brzezinski as "an outstanding friend". One of Obama's CIA directors, General David Petraeus, is another interesting example of superclass grooming. In late September 2008, a month before being appointed USCENTCOM commander, he was invited to a luncheon of the British branch of the elite Pilgrims Society. Petraeus has no establishment background. It is very well possible that powerful people wanted to get a feel of the kind of person he is.
A whole string of interesting cases involve the Munich Security Conference. Chuck Hagel, Obama's secretary of defense since 2013, visited the Munich Security Conference from 2000 to 2005 and has been involved in many other think tanks. Hillary Clinton, Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, first visited the Munich Security Conference in 2005. William Cohen has headed the U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference since 1985, but only in 1997 was appointed Clinton's defense secretary. Porter Goss, an old CIA veteran, AFIO member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, visited the conference in 2000. Five years later he was appointed CIA director. Angela Merkel, elected chancellor of Germany in 2005, visited the Munich Security Conference since 2002. Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz were also visiting the Munich Security Conference in the years prior to their Bush administration appointments as secretary of defense and assistant secretary of defense.
But maybe to be more exact with regard to this last example, virtually the entire Bush administration was plucked from the Center for Security Policy. Dick Cheney, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Dov Zakheim, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz were all involved with the CSP throughout the 1990s. Some of them made it to the "Vulcan team" that vetted George Bush, Jr. for the presidency. Condoleezza Rice, a key protege of top superclass member and Rockefeller friend George Shultz and a representative of the liberal elite surrounding the State Department, played an important role in this team. Rice was appointed national security advisor and secretary of state in the largely neocon Bush administration. Colin Powell was Bush's secretary of state during his first term. Curiously, in the 1990s both Rice and Powell, besides numerous other establishment connections, served on the board of the small, elite private group Forum for International Policy (FFIP). Others on the board included Kissinger proteges who served in the first Bush administration and former CIA director Robert Gates, who later served as Bush's and Obama's secretary of defense. On top of that, in the 1990s Powell sat on the board of the controversial Knights of Malta-allied charity AmericaCares, which counted the deep involvement of the entire Bush clan.
As the reader can see, life in the upper echelons of society is 25 percent about what you know and 75 percent about who you know. To a degree this system makes sense. Everybody likes to have people around them that they can trust and who are reasonably like-minded. Also, apart from the vetting process, it can come in handy that a freshly appointed secretary of state or elected president is already acquainted with his foreign counterparts, as well as the national and international superclass. The problem is that the public isn't made aware of the nepotism and grooming that goes on at the highest levels of society. We are still indoctrinated with the belief that everybody can become president or prime minister of his or her country. This is simply not true. For the most part you have to go to certain universities (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Sciences Po, INSEAD, etc.) to be accepted by the existing superclass and on top of that one has to cater to one, two or three existing factions within the superclass to ever have a shot at making it to the highest office. You simply can't come in with your own independent program and expect to be promoted by existing superclass interests and to be given positive media attention. The world doesn't work that way.
At this point it should also be clear that a ton of diplomacy is carried out through the unofficial platforms offered by NGOs. For example, the Dartmouth Conferences have been incredibly influential in U.S.-Russian relationships throughout the Cold War. Bilderberg has played an enormous role in U.S.-European relations since 1954. The Americas Society, founded in 1965, sponsors meetings with Latin American leaders all year long. The Africa-America Institute has been doing the same for Africa since 1953. For China there is the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and relations with Japan are maintained year long through the Trilateral Commission, the Japan Society and other groups. The Munich Security Conference, which brings together political leaders from around the world who are relevant in the field of national security, has been in existence since 1962.
These are just a few examples from a list of about 1,300 relevant NGOs. Needless to say, David Rockefeller has played a key role in many of the groups cited as an example here. Only in relatively recent years, with the sudden death of his son Richard and he himself almost a century old, has Rockefeller showed signs of slowing down with the amount of conferences he visits. Kissinger, over 90-years-old now, is still going strong with giving speeches and visiting conferences: he travels around the world in a wheelchair.
The table below, in combination with ISGP's Superclass Index, should make it quite obvious that the Rockefeller group and their primary protege, Henry Kissinger, together with a little help from George Shultz and Bechtel, have dominated U.S. politics since at least the Eisenhower administration (it was less solidified under Truman and, despite Nelson Rockefeller's role with regard to Latin America, largely non-existent under FDR). Of course, ISGP has a separate article on the often-mentioned Pilgrims Society, complete with unique photocopies of membership lists.
One additional thing to keep in kind is that the last complete Pilgrims Society membership list ISGP has been able to acquire dates to 1980. There's no doubt that many other more recent names can be listed as Pilgrims Society members once modern membership lists become available.
|Name||Administration||State/defense secretary, DCI, etc.|
|Dean Acheson||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims. Secretary of state. Son was S&B. Daughter married elite CIA analyst and NSC liaison William Bundy in 1943, who became a lifelong close friend of David Rockefeller in 1953.
|David K. E. Bruce||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims vice president. Deputy secretary of state. Authorized a later aborted Guatemalan coup to Bedell Smith.
|Walter Bedell Smith||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims executive. CIA director. With the Dulles brothers involved in United Fruit and a Guatemalan coup plotter.
|Nelson Rockefeller||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims. Chair International Development Advisory Board, tasked with overseeing U.S. foreign aid. Top CIA asset with Whitney.
|Averell Harriman||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims. Special adviser on foreign affairs. Head Mutual Security Agency and founder Psychological Strategy Board (PSB) that helped oversee CIA operations. Member of a key New York railroad and banking family.
|John H. Whitney||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims vice president. At the PSB he helped oversee CIA operations. Close friend of Nelson Rockefeller and deeply involved in CIA corporate-inspired coups.
|Henry Kissinger||Truman (D)||
Pilgrims vice president. Consultant to the PSB. In this period first grew close to CIA director Allen Dulles and the Rockefeller brothers.
|Dwight Eisenhower||Eisenhower (R)||
Pilgrims executive before U.S. presidency. Campaign co-funded by Rockefeller funds.
|John Foster Dulles||Eisenhower (R)||
Pilgrims. Secretary of state. Grew up with the Rockefellers.
|Thomas Gates||Eisenhower (R)||
Pilgrims. Defense secretary. Ford and Bechtel friend. Morgan bank.
|Nelson Rockefeller||Eisenhower (R)||
Pilgrims. Foreign policy and psychological warfare assistant to Eisenhower. Vice chair Operations Coordinating Board (OCB) and chair Planning Coordination Group, which helped oversee CIA operations. Key CIA asset.
|Allen Dulles||Eisenhower (R)||
Pilgrims. CIA chief. Grew up with the Rockefellers.
|Allen Dulles||Kennedy (D)||Ibid.|
|John McCone||Kennedy/LBJ (D)||
Founder Bechtel-McCone. Met Allen Dulles in 1947. CIA director. Knight of Malta.
|Dean Rusk||Kennedy/LBJ (D)||
Pilgrims. Secretary of state. President Rockefeller Foundation.
|Robert McNamara||Kennedy/LBJ (D)||
Pilgrims. Defense secretary. Ford Foundation and Rockefeller ally.
|George Ball||Kennedy/LBJ (D)||
Pilgrims. Undersecretary of state. Close Rockefeller associate.
|Richard Helms||LBJ (D)||
Pilgrims family. CIA chief. Rockefeller friend.
|Richard Helms||Nixon (R)||Ibid.|
|Henry Kissinger||Nixon/Ford (R)||
Pilgrims. National security advisor and secretary of state. Chairman 40 Committee, which helped oversee CIA operations. Close Rockefeller friend. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Nelson Rockefeller||Ford (R)||
Pilgrims. Vice president under Ford.
|Jimmy Carter||Carter (D)||
President. Groomed by Rockefeller's Trilateral group.
|Zbigniew Brzezinski||Carter (D)||
Pilgrims. National security advisor. Set up the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller, a life-long associate. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Cyrus Vance||Carter (D)||
Pilgrims. Secretary of state. Less hawkish than Brzezinski, but still chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|George Shultz||Reagan (R)||
Pilgrims. Secretary of state. Key Bechtel and Rockefeller employee. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Caspar Weinberger||Reagan (R)||
Pilgrims. Defense secretary. At Bechtel under Shultz. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|John Whitehead||Reagan (R)||
Pilgrims. Undersecretary of state. Very close Rockefeller friend. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Lawrence Eagleburger||Bush 41 (R)||
Secretary of state. President Kissinger Associates 1984-1989. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Brent Scowcroft||Bush 41 (R)||
National security advisor. Founding vice chairman Kissinger Associates in 1982. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Bill Clinton||Clinton (D)|
|Al Gore||Clinton (D)||Vice president. Past recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship and very close partner in the new age environmental movement of Rockefeller-Rothschild man Maurice Strong.|
|Warren Christopher||Clinton (D)||
Secretary of state. Co-founder Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller, etc. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Madeleine Albright||Clinton (D)||
Secretary of state. Closely allied with Rockefeller interests. High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Colin Powell||Bush 43 (R)||
Secretary of state. Director of Forstmann Little and Gulfstream in the 1990s, with Shultz, Rumsfeld, Kissinger and Lynn Forester de Rothschild.  In the 1990s also at the Forum For International Policy (FFIP) with Kissinger men Scowcroft and Eagleburger, former CIA directors John Deutch and Robert Gates, as well as CFR president Richard Haass.  High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Condoleezza Rice||Bush 43 (R)||
National security advisor and secretary of state. Complete George Shultz protege through Stanford, Chevron, JPMorgan Chase, etc.  In the 1990s also at FFIP with Kissinger men Scowcroft and Eagleburger and former CIA directors John Deutch and Robert Gates.  High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Donald Rumsfeld||Bush 43 (R)|
|Robert Gates||Bush 43 (R)||
Defense secretary. At the CIA reportedly involved in illegal operations with Shackley.  Co-founder FFIP in 1993 with Kissinger men. Co-founder Virginia Neurological Institute in 1993, also with Kissinger men Scowcroft and Eagleburger, as well as Edgar Bronfman and Lynn Forester de Rothschild-employer multi-billionaire John Kluge.  Note: the Virginia Neurological Institute might be linked to the Carlucci/Woolsey-ran Neurogen Corp.  High up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
|Robert Gates||Obama (D)||Ibid.|
|Hillary Clinton||Obama (D)||Already discussed. Backed by the Rockefellers and Rothschilds.  Good friend of CFR president emeritus and journalist Leslie Gelb, who has been faking neutrality in the past regarding Clinton; and Henry Kissinger, who reportedly is backing Jeb Bush. On economics she sought advice from key Rockefeller and Soros economics Paul Volcker and Joseph Stiglitz, who happen to be Democratics.  The Clinton couple is high up in ISGP's Superclass Index, with other persons mentioned here located in the same index.
She and her husband are also linked to CIA drug trafficking activity and a resulting cover up through the Mena affair of the 1980s.
|Barack Obama||Obama (D)||
President. Long-standing links to top "liberal CIA" foundations as Rockefeller, Ford and Open Society (Soros) through his 1994-2002 trusteeship of the Joyce Foundations and Woods Fund.
Other "liberal CIA" links include the Annenberg Foundation, Gamaliel Foundation, NYPIRG and BIC. Obama's mother had long-standing ties to the Ford Foundation and Asia Foundation, both used as CIA fronts. His father was also linked tot he Asia Foundation.
On top of all that, Obama was a protege of Rockefeller man Zbigniew Brzezinski. Details can all be found here.
|John McCain||2008 candidate (R)|
|Jeb Bush||2016 candidate (R)||
In February 2015 it became known that well over a dozen persons from ISGP's Superclass Index were becoming advisors and fundraisers for Jeb Bush, including George Shultz-protege Condoleeza Rice, Henry Kissinger, Henry Kravis, and James Baker; former security state chiefs Porter Goss (CIA), Gen. Michael Hayden (NSA), and Michael Chertoff (Homeland Security), and neocon warmongers as Paul Wolfowitz.  The Bush family itself is near the top of the Superclass Index.
|Hillary Clinton||2016 candidate (D)||Already discussed as Obama's secretary of state.|
|Donald Trump||Trump (R)||Break with tradition. Trump is internationally vilified in every possible way by the Rockefeller-Bilderberg establishment dominating the media. Despite that, Trump is not independent, but supported by a combination of neocons under former CIA director James Woolsey, the number 2 in ISGP's Superclass Index, and the Council for National Policy and John Birch Society conspiracy network. Very uniquely brings controlled opposition / fake news-dominated Old Right / Alt-Right / Libertarian influences to the White House. Part of this is discussed in ISGP's pizzagate article.|
John D. "Jay" Rockefeller, IV and Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Intelligence Committee - tasked with overseeing the intelligence agencies - an establishment power base in the senate. Sen. Bob Graham, also tied to elite think tanks, has also served on the committee for a long time and as chairman before Rockefeller. Rockefeller has been a pre-2002 member, vice-chair 2002-2007, chair 2007-2009, and regular member since. Congress' counterpart has been led by elites as later CIA director Porter Goss and Jane Harman.  ISGP has an Superclass Index so people can check all these ties for themselves.
What does the above list tell us? It tells us that whole Republican vs. Democrat system has been rigged. The liberal Rockefeller establishment is both Republican and Democrat. The masses are encouraged to debate about creationism vs evolution, medicare and tax rates, but when it comes to long-term foreign policy, from economic integration to the War on Terror, the same agenda keeps going, no matter who is in office. That should have become blatantly obvious after Barack Obama came into office. Despite a toning down of the Christian rhetoric and more cooperation with the United Nations and NATO, the War on Terror, foreign interventions and the eroding of civil liberties continued virtually unhindered. Yes, there are definite differences between administrations, but none of them truly represent the people.
Below is another way of looking at the top positions of government, the route towards it, and at what level of government the top think tanks and foundations become important. One can see that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense, the national security advisor and their immediate deputies are basically always involved in the major think tanks and NGOs, both before and after their terms in office. Presidents and their running mates almost always come from the outside and will only get national media exposure after they have been vetted. Ron Paul's popularity in recent years almost exclusively came through the internet, but in his case it can also be argued that he receives massive support from fringe John Birch-type extremists.
Decades-long close friends Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller.
One thing that should be taken into account is that the average age of the Rockefeller clique at the top of ISGP's Superclass Index is about 86. David Rockefeller is a solid century old, George Shultz and Henry Kissinger are in their 90s and a lot of their closest friends and proteges aren't lagging behind very far. There's no clear heir to David Rockefeller either, who, along with his family, built almost the complete worldwide network of NGOs in the post-World War II era. His son, Dr. Richard Rockefeller, died in a plane crash in 2014. While respected in the medical world, Dr. Richard Rockefeller had no influence in the world of business, politics, or think tanks. The same goes for David Rockefeller, Jr., or the rest of David Rockefeller's children (all daughters): they have been involved in various philanthropic projects, maybe a think tank here and there, but they have virtually no political influence and do not possess the vast riches anymore the Rockefeller family acquired in the late 19th and early 20th century through the oil business.
Apart from David Rockefeller and Laurance Rockefeller, the only member of the Rockefeller family with any political influence heading into the 1990s was Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia's senator from 1985 to 2015, who served as vice chairman and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the years after 9/11. A son of David's brother, Nelson Rockefeller, Jay Rockefeller has been involved in a number of NGOs - including Bilderberg 1971-1972, the CFR, Alfalfa, Trilateral Commission, Japan Society and Asia Society - but his influence on national or international politics never even remotely compared to that of the Henry Kissinger-David Rockefeller duo. Jay is getting into his 80s, so chances are we won't be hearing much from him anymore. And while his son Justin has been active in the NGO world, this also has been at a rather low level, similar to the children of David Rockefeller.
Thus, it will be interesting to see how the liberal establishment, which for almost a century has had the Rockefeller family to rally around, will adapt to this new situation, especially in a world with dwindling national resources, a recalcitrant Russia, an emerging China, rapidly rising CO2 and methane levels, and other global challenges.
Compare the liberal establishment Rockefeller clique to the neoconservatives under men like James Woolsey and Dick Cheney, who have an average age of "just" 69. Include some of the more senior CIA officers, who appear to play a role in controlling the neocon movement, and the average age goes up to about 73 - still two decades younger than the most important members of the Rockefeller clique. It does appear that the neocons do not have access to the same amount of funds the liberal establishment has, which has dozens of major foundations and multinationals funding its network of NGOs. However, the trend in the U.S. establishment definitely points to ever increasing cooperation with Israel - a trademark of the neocons. U.S. aid to Israel certainly has continued. In 2005 the New York Times reported that it had reached "$100 billion since Israel was founded in 1948". At one point the liberal establishment didn't care much for Israel, favoring Arab oil. This is almost unheard of these days. Kissinger, Shultz, Peterson, Greenberg and a few other friends have numerous ties to Jewish businessmen and the Israeli government. It seems that the lobby, which most definitely has been aided by number of CIA elites, isn't going anywhere, short term or long term. As the "War on Terror" continues and conventional oil reserves in the Middle East continue to fall, it is less and less likely the U.S. will ever go back to a pro-Arab policy. We even see a change of attitude in the Vatican-Paneuropa network. Once a staunchly anti-Israel group, the secretive Cercle group, has been inviting more and more neocons since the 1980s and began to invite Israeli officials.
In any case, with the most dominant members of the Rockefeller group soon gone, it will be interesting to see how U.S. elites evolve and the impact it will have on U.S. relations with the rest of the world. Maybe little. Maybe a lot.
This is a question that comes up rather often when discussing conspiracies: where does the State Department begin and the CIA end? These days a lot of "democracy-sponsoring" goes through a network of think tanks and foundations that includes Freedom House, the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, George Soros' Open Society Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Council for a Community of Democracies and related groups. The boards of these groups are stacked with persons from ISGP's Superclass Index - and they all cooperate and coordinate. A great example of this coordination has been given by the Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) in the Ukraine, back when it first established a website. Key founder and honorary chairman of the EERC is the Zionist oligarch Victor Pinchuk. In order to get his funding, Pinchuk went to his friends at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, with directors as David Rockefeller, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, George Shultz, Paul Volcker, Maurice Greenberg, Peter Peterson and Conrad Black. Pinchuk himself joined the board in later years. According to the EERC itself, back when the website was first up many years ago:
"In 1993 several [World] Bank staff began to discuss launching a capacity building program in the Former Soviet Union. ... Others outside the Bank were also enthusiastic about such an initiative, including representatives of the Soros Foundation and the Eurasia Foundation...
"These discussions led to a meeting in May 1994 in New York with representatives from potential donor organizations and a few academics with an interest in the region. Potential donors included the Carnegie Corporation, Eurasia Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kress Foundation, Mott Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Soros Foundation, and World Bank. The academics included Zvi Griliches from Harvard and Stanley Fischer from MIT. As a result of that meeting, The World Bank and Eurasia Foundation agreed to carry out an assessment of the needs and capabilities of economic education and research institutions in Russia and Ukraine. [and soon the EERC was set up]."
Only a few years before, proteges of Peterson Institute directors Peter Peterson and Larry Summers had begun to advise Yeltsin's government on neoliberal reforms. Officially these men were Harvard economists, although Putin later referred to them as "CIA personnel" and "intelligence officers". To make things even more complex, almost everyone involved in the economic reform and subsequent siphoning off of billions in IMF funds were either Jewish or Zionist - usually both.
So where does one establishment end and another begin? Where does Russian Zionism end and the Mossad begin? Where does the CIA end and the State Department begin? Or where does private enterprise begin? It's all nearly impossible to tell. Maurice Greenberg of the Peterson Institute and AIG was very close to CIA director William Casey and at different times has been recommended for the position of deputy director and director of the CIA. CIA directors Walter Bedell-Smith, Allen Dulles, John McCone, Richard Helms, Robert Gates and John Deutch all were/are close friends of this Rockefeller clique. Directors as James Schlesinger and William Casey did have their problems with members of the Rockefeller group - they were more hawkish during the Cold War - but there's also been a lot of cooperation at other times.
Retired CIA directors have always mingled with retired secretaries of state and defense secretaries, always ready to advise the next generation of political candidates. Back in 1993, after George H. W. Bush was defeated by Clinton, this was perfectly illustrated with the founding of the Forum for International Policy (FFIP) and the Virginia Neurological Institute. Both were closely-knit groups with founding directors that included Kissinger protege Brent Scowcroft, Bush's former national security advisor; Kissinger protege Lawrence Eagleburger, Bush's former secretary of state; and Bush's former CIA director, Robert Gates. Other FFIP directors were future Condoleezza Rice, Bush's expert on Russia; and Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Bush. In 1997, after resigning as CIA director, John Deutch completed the FFIP board.
Rice, Powell and Gates would resurface in the administration of George W. Bush as secretaries of state, national security advisor and defense secretary. Until that time they were involved in numerous NGOs and corporations with other members of the establishment. Powell served on the board of the Knights of Malta- and Bush family-dominated AmeriCares board. He was a director of the Forstmann Little-owned Gulfstream Corporation, together with Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynn Forester de Rothschild and George Shultz. In the same period George Shultz brought Rice onto the boards of Chevron, Transamerica, the Charles Schwab Corporation and JPMorgan Chase. These are just a few examples of how Powell and Rice, not to mention Gates, were quite literally groomed by the establishment for future government positions.
Speaking of grooming, there's at least one interesting report that's not been discussed yet on this site. In November 2006 a series of emails was published on the internet, written by a person who claimed to be have been the driver of Paul Dietrich. ISGP stumbled across these emails when doing background checks on Paul Dietrich and his wife, Laura, whose names appeared in a list of visitors of a meeting of Le Cercle, a small and very secretive CIA-Vatican liaison group. ISGP was the first to publish photocopies of membership lists of the group. Who's Who information demonstrated that both Paul and his wife belonged to the Knights of Malta. At the same time it was claimed in these emails that Laura was groomed by a CIA "fast track" program for a high government position, along with Condoleezza Rice.
"It was while we were sitting in the parlor at Huntland during our initial meeting talking about his wife that he let slip that she was involved in something that he called "spy school". He informed me that she is a crack shot with an AK-47 and that she often brags about "killing" spies before coming home and preparing dinner. ...
"He started telling me about his wife's involvement with the CIA. Paul told me that Laura had been involved in a "fast track" program with the CIA at Georgetown to recruit women in high position roles in the federal government. This was at the beginning of the Reagan era and was facilitated by Jeane Kirkpatrick. Condoleezza Rice had also been a part of this program. He told me that the position Laura had held at State, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs was a front for the CIA at the State Department. ...
"Paul told me that she was one of "Bolton's girls," the gaggle of very attractive female assistants that John Bolton had trailing behind him when he entered Senate hearing chambers on Capitol Hill, etc. ...
"Paul told me that his wife was on an intelligence board and had been hand-picked by Donald Rumsfeld. James Woolsey is also on this Defense Department (?) intelligence board. Paul didn't elaborate any further on this. However I suspected the board was involved with DIA or at least met at Bolling Air Force Base as Laura had DoD stickers on her car that allowed her to enter that base.
"Paul told me that the counter-terrorism work Laura did involved a team that would go and gather every detail of a terrorist incident world-wide. ...
"[Laura] worked for the CIA and was currently employed training recruits. ... I personally saw Laura Dietrich's tax information and pay stubs, the private military contractors she worked for are: MPRI, Armorgroup, Tessada & Associates, Hamilton Trading Group, Inc." 
Checking up on some of the information, Laura Dietrich certainly did work for Bolton  and was active at the State Department in returning refugees ("commies") to countries as El Salvador, to be butchered by various CIA/ASC/Cercle-related death squad leaders as Roberto D'Aubuisson, Mario Sandoval, Colonel Enrique Bermudez, Stedman Fagoth and others.  She was also unusually slim and attractive for a politician. Also interesting is the statement from the alleged former driver that Paul handled an account for Mikhail Gorbachev. Coincidentally, in 1992 Paul was a founding trustee of the Gorbachev Foundation/USA, with George Shultz as chair of the advisory board. In this same period Paul and his wife ran the questionable Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD), which tried to counter the WHO's anti-smoking stance. The younger sister of later PNAC founder William Kristol was executive director of the IIHD.
Looking deeper into some of the other names mentioned, until her death Jeane Kirkpatrick was among the most connected elitists in the west. All the institutes she was involved with can be found in ISGP's Superclass Index. As ISGP's American Security Council article describes, Kirkpatrick played an important behind-the-scenes role in providing U.S. support for terrorism in South Africa aimed to uphold apartheid - in direct opposition to official State Department policy. Certainly if anyone would be in a position to set up clandestine CIA programs it would be Jeane Kirkpatrick. Like the Dietrichs, she is also known to have visited Le Cercle. Rumsfeld and Woolsey, both high up in ISGP's Superclass Index, would have known each other for years through the CIA-linked H. Smith Richardson Foundation, the Defense Policy Board and other non-government groups. Woolsey also just happens to be the number one person involved in Pentagon federal advisory committees. The DOD committee described here, however, doesn't appear to be an official committee, as Laura's name can't be found anywhere in Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) lists. In fact, it can't even be shown that Laura is still alive today.
Whether the above information is true or not, it's hard to talk about State Department policy or CIA policy. Ultimately these are just bureaucratic organizations with PR departments. It's the people running them, including their network of friends, that matter - not the other 99 percent of the employees in the organization. It appears that "real politik" is decided on in the back rooms and at dinner parties, much like any other group of friends would make decisions. Persons that are met with can range from heads of major foundations and think tanks, to covert operations specialists, corporate leaders, and representatives of foreign governments. In the same way it's a virtual certainty that the owners of the media are approached through these same unofficial channels for a variety of leaks and cover ups. As ISGP's Pilgrims Society article shows, the heads of the major media outlets are very much part of the establishment.
Earlier we demonstrated Rockefeller domination of the U.S. political system. At the same time it must be acknowledged that the Republican Party is split among liberal Rockefeller Republicans and a radical conservative wing, which in turn is split into the influential pro-Israel "neoconservatives" and the increasingly marginal traditional right wing: the antisemitic, Christian conservative "old right" and "new right" of the Cold War. The neocons and Christian conservative have been working together against liberals, mainly Democrats, since the 1970s. This peculiar alliance only breaks down within the lowest, controlled opposition John Birch Society, alt-right conspiracy network.
One major problem with these right-wing establishments as a whole really is that they have been dominated by the CIA and the Pentagon ever since the creation of the national security state. ISGP's article on the American Security Council and its neoconservative follow-up, the Center for Security Policy, made this painfully clear, as well as ISGP's article on Le Cercle. More recently, in the Pilgrims Society article, ISGP looked into the financing of the neocon movement through foundations as Olin, Bradley, Scaife, H. Smith Richardson Foundation and Achelis and Bodman. Not only do some of these foundations have clear CIA ties, but some of them also have had liberal establishment elites, including many Pilgrims, on the board for decades, sitting there alongside their conservative counterparts. It really makes one wonder to what extent the "neocons" or even traditional conservatives even exist as a separate establishment or if all of it is little more than just little factions within one larger establishment, controlled in its entirety by the security state.
There's been much talk about the "neoconservatives" ever since George W. Bush was elected president in 2000. There isn't really a definitive answer as to what a "neoconservative" is, although the obvious, yet politically incorrect, answer is that they have an "Israel uber alles" mentality and don't know how to balance a budget if their life depended on it. Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney have been labeled "neoconservatives". The problem is, as ISGP's index of institutes demonstrates, that these men have been very comfortable with the liberal establishment, having held important positions in groups ranging from the CFR and the Bretton Woods Committee to the Eisenhower Fellowships and the Atlantic Institute of International Affairs. They supported Israel much stronger than almost anyone in the liberal establishment, but does this make them part of an entirely new establishment? Hardly. Throughout the 1990s Rumsfeld even was a director of Gulfstream, together with George Shultz, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. He also appeared in the Pilgrims Society. So did Bush's uncle, by the way, Prescott S. Bush, Jr., the brother of President George H. W. Bush. And upon seeing Cheney's puppy dog face when taking a question from David Rockefeller at the Council on Foreign Relations and hearing his introduction--quoted below--and it's immediately clear that Cheney too is extremely close to the liberal establishment:
"It's good to be back at the Council on Foreign Relations. As Pete [Peterson] mentioned, I've been a member for a long time and was actually a director for some period of time. I never mentioned that when I was campaigning for re-election back home in Wyoming." 
If Rumsfeld and Cheney aren't true neoconservatives, independent of the liberal establishment, then who are? Well, maybe there are none. Virtually all well known neoconservatives fall into one or more of the categories below:
- Mid-level Pentagon employees.
- National security scholars.
- Executives of CIA and Pentagon-linked think tanks.
Well known neoconservatives include Richard Perle, Edward Luttwak, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliott Abrams, Douglas Feith, Frank Gaffney, Dov Zakheim, Irving Kristol, William Kristol, Joshua Muravchik, Richard Pipes and Daniel Pipes. The fact is, while being influential in a whole range of NGOs, these "neocons" never rose to top positions in the U.S. government (structure of promotion listed a few pages earlier). Wolfowitz held the highest office: as Rumsfeld's deputy secretary of defense from 2001 to 2005. Douglas Feith, as under secretary of defense for policy, served under Wolfowitz, and, together with AIPAC henchmen as Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, collected much of the dirty propaganda to make a U.S. invasion of Iraq possible. Back in the early 1980s, Feith served under Richard Perle in the Defense Department.
Bush appointed Perle chairman of the Defense Policy Board in 2001, but this is not an official government position and already in 2003 he was forced to step down. Back when Reagan came into office in 1981, Perle did have an official position at the Defense Department, but counted Fred Ikle and General Richard Stilwell, a former CIA chief in the Far East, among his superiors here. Throughout the 1980s these men were key liaisons to the secretive Cercle group, most likely arranged through the connections of their boss, deputy secretary of defense Frank Carlucci. Carlucci was a friend of controversial CIA spook Ted Shackley, who seemingly controlled the Cercle group. Carlucci is actually said to have made a decision with Shackley, General Vernon Walters (ASC), George H. W. Bush and others, to try and foment a silent CIA coup of the White House in the late 1970s, which took the form of the hawkish Reagan administration.  As we know that Carlucci, Shackley and Bush were close associates and friends from the 1970s on and into the 21st century,  it's not surprising either that Rumsfeld, a childhood friend and political protege of Carlucci; and George W. Bush, the son of George H. W. Bush, allowed the neocons to return. However, the neocons do not control anything. They are always brought in as assistants.
As has been discussed in some detail in ISGP's American Security Council article, many neocons originated from the office of Senator Henry Jackson to be employed as "detente wreckers", the famous policy embraced by Henry Kissinger, the Rockefellers and the State Department as a whole. Back in the 1970s Richard Perle, Edward Luttwak (earlier Perle's roommate at the London School of Economics), Paul Wolfowitz, Elliott Abrams, Douglas Feith and Frank Gaffney were all employed here. That's in the same period that a number of CIA-linked "neocon" foundations began building the "neocon" movement - except that half these foundations also contained liberal elites on them.
Richard Pipes, who used to be on the board of the CIA- and Pentagon-dominated American Security Council, served as an advisor to Jackson in the 1970s. Gaffney founded the Center for Security Policy, the unofficial neocon successor of the American Security Council. Luttwak worked at the prestigious CSIS think tank for several decades. In this capacity he has been a permanent consultant to various special operations branches of the Pentagon, the national security council, the State Department, and, unofficially, the CIA covert operations clique surrounding Ted Shackley. Still, Gaffney, Pipes, Luttwak, and fellow-neocon Joshua Muravchik, never held any official government positions. They somehow made a name for themselves as outside consultants.
True, apart from Perle, a few other neocons also held official positions in the U.S. government. William Kristol, the famous founder of the Project for the New American Century, was chief of staff to vice president Dan Quayle in the administration of George H. W. Bush. Dov Zakheim was another mid-level Pentagon employee under Reagan who was reappointed during the administration of George W. Bush, in his case as under secretary of defense (comptroller). That's about it. All this stands in stark contrast to the more than 30 NGOs and Pentagon advisory groups Zakheim has been involved in until this point, quite often alongside former CIA director James Woolsey. Kristol held about 20 such positions. His father, Irving Kristol, infamously co-founded Encounter magazine for the CIA.
If anything, the vast majority of neocons, if not all of them, appear to be toys of the CIA and mainly used as liaisons to the Israeli government. As has been discussed by ISGP, the CIA, mainly through the private club of men as Richard Helms, Ted Shackley, Frank Carlucci and George H. W. Bush, has maintained relations with the Vatican-Paneuropa network (Le Cercle), the Saudis (Safari Club), and, seemingly through the neocons, Israel. Just the latest example I ran across is Edward Luttwak, an expert on death squads and coups, who can be tied to Giancarlo Elia Valori through Italintesa and an Aspen Institute-sponsored meeting in Italy.  Valori used to be a Cercle member  and one of the key players in the P2 Lodge, part of the terrorist Strategy of Tension in Italy. To this day he has top-level friends in the United States and the Israel lobby, and is still suspected to be a major behind-the-scenes power player.
Almost certainly Valori was well-acquainted with Michael Ledeen, another fascist Zionist extremist, at the time of Italy's false flag bombings, the Banco Ambrosiano scandal and the subsequent P2 affair. Ledeen was operating in Italy as a SISMI military intelligence "risk consultant". He primarily worked with controversial SISMI asset Francesco Pazienza, with P2 member General Giuseppe Santovito being the head of SISMI at the time. Both Pazienza and Santovito were close associates of Valori, who in more recent decades turned from a Vatican insider to being one of the closest friends of radical Zionism. 
Of course, Ledeen also never held any official government position. He's just an academic and journalist who shows up wherever some kind of conspiracy is suspected, whether it's an assassination attempt on the pope, Iran Contra, or the Iraq invasion. Unsurprisingly, Ledeen has been close to CIA covert operation veterans as William Colby and especially Ted Shackley for many decades.
Senator Jackson himself was closely linked to this same CIA group. In 1973 he worked closely with top CIA officers Ted Shackley, William Colby and James Schlesinger in undermining the Church Committee's inquiries into Richard Helms' illegal CIA projects: MK-ULTRA, the Kennedy assassination, coups, Mockingbird, etc.  Jackson is also known to have been a darling of the American Security Council and to have visited the secretive Cercle group of Shackley, although it was mainly Perle or an assistant of his, Pat Balestreri, who showed up as a Pentagon liaison to Le Cercle in the 1980s. Wolfowitz visited Le Cercle in the early 1990s.
How exactly did this network come about? We don't really know the details, but Perle, as well as Wolfowitz, was sent to Jackson's office by Albert Wohlstetter, one of the godfathers of neoconservatism who was a veteran of the RAND Corporation and various national security think tanks, all linked to the Pentagon and the CIA.
Interestingly, Richard Perle is actually not the most connected neocon of all. Ranked far above him on the neoconservative ladder is the ultraconnected CIA spook James Woolsey, the number 2 in ISGP's Superclass Index, right behind Henry Kissinger. Indeed, Woolsey has been involved in more think tanks and advisory bodies than a George Shultz or David Rockefeller. Since 9/11, Woolsey has played a role in almost every think tank and action group set up by the neocons, often alongside Richard Perle and Dov Zakheim. Woolsey, however, has always been intricately connected to the core of the liberal establishment, best illustrated by his support for anti-global warming measures, Yale and Rhodes Scholarship background (Senators of his 1993 CIA senate confirmation hearing were joking about Rhodes scholars taking over the administration and being so deeply involved in intelligence), membership in the CFR since 1975, directorship of the Atlantic Council since 1981, positions at the Smithsonian, and vice chairmanship of the CSIS think tank by 1988 , where already at that point he shared the board with Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Claiborne Pell (closest of friends with the Liechtenstein family) the previously-mentioned Etienne Davignon and Baron Edmond de Rothschild.  The neocon Edward Luttwak, of course, was equally active at CSIS.
At the same time Woolsey was the ultimate arms industry insider--probably for the CIA--as a lawyer and director of corporations as British Aerospace, DynCorp, Martin Marietta, McDonnell Douglas, Litton Industries, Fairchild Industries, Rockwell, SAIC, the Titan Corporation, United Technologies, General Dynamics and also the Carlyle Group. 
In 1987 and 1988 Woolsey was a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the Joint Strategic Targetting and Planning Staff at Offutt Air Force Base. Worryingly, this is where part of the Franklin Affair mind control research took place, with Woolsey and his wife, a national security behavioral psychologist, being rather closely linked to the affair. 
Woolsey's first association with the neoconservatives, as far as ISGP can figure things out, appears to have been at the Executive Panel of the Chief of Naval Operations when he joined it in 1980. Archneocon Albert Wohlstetter, a RAND scientist and Pentagon consultant who had sent Perle and Wolfowitz to Senator Jackson's office, served on the Executive Panel from 1971 until his death in 1997. Woolsey actually beat him in terms of longest-serving member, still being a member today.
In 1988 Woolsey's neocon ties were solidified when he joined the board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) , co-founded a decade earlier by Senator Henry Jackson (there he is again) and Iran-Contra veteran Michael Ledeen , who, just as Jackson, was close to CIA officers Ted Shackley, of Le Cercle, and Ray Cline, a co-chair of the American Security Council and the U.S. Global Strategy Council. There's every indication that back in the 1970s and early 1980s Ledeen was a key U.S. liaison to the fascist P2 Lodge for Shackley at the CIA and Alexander Haig (Pilgrims and Kissinger protege) at the State Department.  Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz (co-chair), Douglas Feith (vice-chair), and even Morris Amitay, AIPAC's executive director, could all be found at JINSA no later than the early 1990s.  Ledeen, Perle, and Woolsey stayed on the board of JINSA until early 2012 when a dispute arose with a more moderate lead financier of JINSA and all three prominently resigned.  Clearly the three men had grown very close over the decades.
Woolsey, Ledeen and also Perle, through his association with Le Cercle, clearly are all CIA. There's every indication that Woolsey was already CIA when he established Yale Citizens for Eugene McCarthy for President in 1967, a curious anti-Vietnam War candidate apparently in the business of educating hippies to cut their hair and dress properly. In other words, Woolsey's 1993 appointment as CIA director doesn't appear to have been a coincidence and as a lifelong CIA officer, it's also questionable that Woolsey's appointment to the board of JINSA and dozens of later neocon outfits has been a coincidence.
Personally I suspect Woolsey has been picked by the private CIA network set up by Richard Helms and Ted Shackley, and today still counts George H. W. Bush and Frank Carlucci among its ranking members, as the network's chief liaison to the Israel lobby. If anybody is managing the neoconservative movement from behind the scenes, at least from the U.S. side, it would be Woolsey. Woolsey has definitely been close to this CIA group, as his co-chairmanship of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the OSS Society, both with George H. W. Bush, demonstrates. Other former CIA officers as James Schlesinger, Frank Carlucci, Richard Helms have also been involved with these groups. Ted Shackley was a key player in the AFIO until his death in 2002. Clearly all these men knew each other very well, but Woolsey's old CIA ties remain obscure. His Pentagon, neocon and liberal establishment ties are very clear, however.
Woolsey and Cheney may both have been assigned to manage the neoconservative movement, as Cheney was a board member of JINSA from 1993 to 1999. Cheney and Woolsey, who reportedly are close, also know each other from the board of the Jamestown Foundation and the Center for Security Policy. Both men appear to be deep insiders to the United States' most illegal black programs, as the men's association with the Russian firm Far West alone seems to indicate.  When it comes to any major black program the Pentagon might be running, it's hard to imagine Woolsey not being aware of it to some degree - as a lot of Unacknowledged Special Access Programs (USAPs) seem to be hidden in private industry. On top of that, Woolsey has served on numerous low profile Pentagon committees. Who the heck has ever heard of the Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee (OCSPC), the Deterrence Concepts Advisory Group (DCAG), the Disruptive Technology Committee, the Future of Navy Force Structure (FNFS), or the Navy Personnel Policy (NPP)? Not a lot of people, but Woolsey served on all of them.
This same group, many of whom hardly show up in any of the globalist or neoconservative NGOs, dominates the Defense Science Board (DSB). The DSB really seems to be the only place where most of the elite of the national security scientists, along with corporate and political elites overseeing various black programs, come together. The head of the DSB is picked by the president. Chairman of the Defense Science Board throughout the George W. Bush administration was William Schneider, Jr., a neocon who could also be found at the Center for Security Policy, Le Cercle and PNAC. These same national security scientists can be found on such bodies as the National Security Agency Advisory Board (NSAAB), the Executive Panel of the Chief of Naval Operations, the NRO Technical Advisory Group, the CIA's National Security Advisory Panel. The Directorate of Science & Technology of the CIA is more important, but this is an official government body - not an "outside" oversight or consultancy group. Until the late 1950s, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB) also featured some of the most elite national security scientists on its board, but this isn't the case anymore today.
Last but not least, there's also incredible overlap with the RAND Corporation, the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), SRI International, MITRE, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. The JASON Group, of course, has been housed at IDA, the Stanford Research Institute and MITRE at various times. Some of its scientists are also part of the elite national security network. Of these groups, the RAND Corporation think tank is the most widely connected. Liberal establishment elites, national security scientists and scholars, neoconservative godfathers, persons moving into and out of the CIA - everybody's been on the board here over the years.
IDA and MITRE were part of the civilian national security network created by James Killian under President Eisenhower, who had the most Rockefeller-dominated presidency in American history. The unusual thing about the MITRE Corporation is that it was headed by a single person, James Schlesinger, for almost three decades, from 1985 until his death in 2014. Another top elitist, Senator Chuck Robb, became a trustee in 2001, vice chairman from 2006 to 2014, and chairman since then. Leadership at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA0, a closely-related think tank, has switched around much more often. At this point Suzanne Woolsey, wife of former CIA director and top neocon superclass member James Woolsey, has headed the think tank since 2010.
SRI International was known as the Stanford Research Institute until 1975, when it split off from the university and became a private research institute. Certainly from the 1940s to about 1980 the institute was dominated by the Dulles and McCone-tied Bechtels and, even in later years, by numerous Bohemian Grove friends of the Bechtels. Tellingly, even William Perry briefly served as a director of SRI in the 1981-1983 period, in between government jobs. Perry was one of the men who stood at the basis of TRW, whose other founders could all be found at the Bechtel-dominated California Institute of Technology - Caltech. Historically Bechtel, SRI, Caltech, TRW and the Bohemian have had an extremely close connection. 
There's no doubt that this network has been involved in some of the most classified and certainly unusual defense projects of the Cold War. Project Stargate, the famous remote viewing program, was largely ran out at SRI in the 1970s and 1980s. Those employed at SRI have included program director Hal Puthoff; Russell Targ, Ingo Swann and Joseph McMoneagle. Psychic Uri Geller and Richard "Mr. Cydonia" Hoagland could also be found here. All these men became instant hits at the famous radio show of Art Bell, today known as Coast to Coast AM, which is spewing out an endless stream of disinformation - with the help of the afore-mentioned persons. Seeing that the Bechtels and other Bohemian Grove elites were paying the bills at SRI, this evolution of affairs starts to make a little bit more sense.
One interesting question to ponder is if any black programs exist in which revolutionary new energy devices have been developed. That's really impossible to say for a person like me, but what is certainly odd is that so much of this type of science and research is being ignored by governments and most of the mainstream media - not to mention ridiculed. Are the oil companies really that powerful? Long laughed about, cold fusion might just be a reality these days, as demonstrated by a device at MIT of professor Peter Hagelstein ; the E-Cat, which seems to be able to produce anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 times as much energy as can be found in gasoline ; and other reports. 
Energy generation by efficiently splitting water (H2O) into flammable hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O), also long considered an impossibility, also is taken serious today. For example, the big business and primarily navy-backed BlackLight Power Corporation  is reported to have a working "Hydrino reactor", although it is incredibly curious how the company hasn't reported a single breakthrough in many years.  The Sun Catalytix Corporation at MIT, financed by DARPA and since this time overseen by CIA elitist John Deutch, is working on a similar concept. 
Elites are involved in other interesting projects. Lightbridge, formerly known as Thorium Power, has had Susan Eisenhower, Sir Ronald Grierson, Lord Guthie and Michael Howard on its board.  Thorium is a new, highly-efficient and non-polluting form of nuclear energy. It's an extremely promising form of energy.
The Bloom Box fuel cell is another very interesting - yet less revolutionary - energy generation device, which has already been put to use by major Fortune 500 companies. Colin Powell, ranked high in ISGP's Superclass Index, like Deutch and John Lehman (linked to Blacklight), joined the board of Bloom Box.  Quite possibly the most important future energy of all, helium 3, to be used for nuclear fusion, seems to be largely ignored for now. The Moon has enormous supplies of this fuel, right at the surface.
Again, what is oh-so peculiar is that one still has to search very hard online in order to find (reasonably) credible information on these devices - and that in a world with ever dwindling natural resources as oil, gas and minerals. Whatever the reason, what is certain is that the developments surrounding these new energy technologies are closely monitored by the national security aspects of the establishment. And this same establishment is deeply linked to the oil and gas industry (including construction and maintenance): ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, BP, Shell, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Bechtel, etc.
In case of John Deutch, he can also be found at the National Petroleum Council with the executives of all major oil corporations; as well as the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, along with Lockheed's Norman Augustine and top level defense industry insider William Perry. In 2006 John Deutch and MITRE/JASON head James Schlesinger (Superclass Index), another former CIA director, co-chaired the CFR's U.S. Oil Dependency Task Force. Former CIA director James Woolsey, the undisputed number two in ISGP's Superclass Index, is a co-founder of the United States Energy Security Council, in which George Shultz, William Perry, Norman Augustine and John Lehman are all involved; and served on the oil and gas industry-related Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee (OCSPC). Woolsey is also very much concerned with alternative energy, although with less revolutionary energy devices as the ones just mentioned. Curiously, Woolsey, so closely linked to manipulating the UFO community through the Arlington Institute and the likes, has also been named a major player in the cover up of these alternative energy devices. Not by the most reliable source exactly, but most definitely a source Woolsey is acquainted with. 
Clearly this establishment group is very well informed of the situation in the world. It's next to impossible that they have not decided to promote research into alternative energy generation devices, as within two or three decades technologies these might become essential to the survival of western society. However, due to the fact that these same people are close to the oil and gas industry, there's a good chance that these devices will not be promoted until the effects of the oil peak (conventional or now unconventional shale oil) begin to cripple the West's economy. Do black programs exist in which these type of energy devices are already operating? It's possible. All that would be needed is severals tens of millions of dollars, a little industrial spying and a team of top notch engineers with an open mind to start making breakthroughs.
Much more can be written about the defense industry aspect, but it is recommended that readers themselves take a look at the names and corporations listed in the index of institutes defense section, or search for the names that appear in ISGP's Superclass Index section labeled 'Top DOD scientists'.
1993, Russia's face of "democracy": Yeltsin with his long-time security chief, General Alexander Korzhakov (behind him), and defense secretary from 1992 to 1996, General Pavel Grachev (to his left). These two men were the leaders of the military "siloviki" faction in this period. In order to prevent a possible coup from the military, Yeltsin allowed top military leaders to fill their pockets any way they could. Grachev in particular seems to have been involved in anything from the drug trade to the illegal sell off of Russian arms. His group pushed for the 1st Chechen War (over Caspian Sea oil control), gave orders to the Far West group, and hated the oligarchs and economic reformers. Tellingly, he and "Party of War" ally Sergei Stepashin were quoted saying during a drunk press conference at the time of the first Chechen campaign:
"[Grachev:] Seventeen-year-old boys are dying with happy smiles on their faces ... [Stepashin:] And now our air force is carrying out the whole program, paying no mind to the peacemakers in Moscow, isn't that right, Pavel Sergeyevich [Grachev]?" 
Yeltsin was forced to fire Korzhakov, Grachev and other allies in 1996 in order to get support from the oligarchs which controlled the main TV channels and the economy at that point.
In 2000 Putin and his St. Petersburg friends quickly took control of companies that included ORT (media), NTV (media), Gazprom and Rosneft. Seemingly always overlooked are the defense corporations. A key one is the United Aircraft Corporation, which, since 2006, controls famous military aircraft builders Sukhoi, MiG and Tupolev: "St. Petersburger" Sergei Ivanov was put in as chairman. Another key firm is Almaz-Antey, producer of the world's most dangerous anti-aircraft SAM missile sites: the S-300, S-400 and S-500: "St. Petersburger" Viktor Ivanov was appointed chairman in 2002. In 2002 Putin also ordered the restructuring of Mashinostroyenia, developer of the hypersonic Oniks/Yakhont, BrahMos and BrahMos II cruise missiles that form an extreme threat to American war ships, most notably to aircraft carriers. Oniks reaches speeds of Mach 2.5, the improved BrahMos flies at Mach 3 and the stealthy BrahMos II is expected to reach a speed of no less than Mach 7. The Oniks alone forms such a threat to U.S. warships that in July 2013 Israel attacked a Syrian warehouse where newly-arrived Russian missiles were alleged to be stored.
U.S. GDP was three to four times higher than the Soviet Union's throughout the Cold War. Still, total defense expenditure was roughly the same after 46 years of Cold War. Is it any wonder the Soviet Union collapsed? Even today with the War on Terror the U.S. spends only about 4.5-5 percent of its GDP (not the annual budget) on the military. Russia was spending anywhere from 15 percent to as high as 27 when it tried to keep up with the Reagan administration. Russia's economy collapsed even more during the 1990s, having its 10 year "robber baron" period, followed by Putin who has been building a legitimate economy, albeit still overly reliant of oil and gas prices. Most oligarchs are still in place. They have just been forced to pay their taxes and stay out of politics.
Persons involved in Russia's economic reforms. The group within Russia was all Jewish. They were the most reliable and determined dissenters to the Soviet system. Even before Yeltsin picked them up, they were in touch with British aristocratic economists and MI6 assets. Contacts with the Rockefeller group in the U.S. soon followed. The latter controlled the Harvard Institute for International Development, which tried to advise reformers as Yegor Gaidar and Anatoly Chubais. However, Yeltsin's new economists handed over all of Russia's key economic and media assets to fellow Zionists, as well as non-Jewish buddies of Yeltsin. Total anarchy ensued. Opposing nationalist and Zionist elements around a perpetually drunk president tore the country to pieces, with the liberal dream of a "New World Order," a democratic Russia allied with the West, quickly evaporating.
Promotion film of Almaz-Antey's S-400 anti-aircraft system, destroying America's B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. Russia's S-400 seems to be the best anti-aircraft system in the world by a long shot: 400 km range and at closer range at least limited ability to detect stealth aircraft. The upcoming S-500 is an advanced anti-ICBM system. In terms of anti--aircraft and anti-ballistic missile defense, as well as anti-ship missiles, Russia is ahead of the West. Guaranteeing the safety of carrier battle groups and even stealth aircraft in Central Asia might become a major challenge in the future.
Putin prefers to work with the West, but his insistence on rebuilding the military, the competition for Central Asian resources, and his anti-democratic tendencies, make an alliance with the West nearly impossible. But the fact is, for the Russian people, Putin is the better choice, at least when compared to the hated oligarchs. They will economically corrupt and ruin the country as they did in the 1990s. The problem is, the weaker Russia is - at least militarily - the better it is for the West. Even more so in a world with dwindling natural resources. The last thing the West prefers is to be even more dependent on Russian oil and mineral exports. But as long as the oligarchs are out of power and Russia has a strong military, there's little the West can do about that. The only alternative seems to be mass production of E-Cats and related energy devices.
Update: Just months after finishing up this article a dispute arose between the West and Russia over the Ukraine. Russia has been pressing Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to back out of treaties with the European Union. In turn the West, with persons from ISGP's Superclass Index leading the process, has been backing pro-EU protests in the country against Yanukovych, even openly embracing fascist/Nazi opposition to Russian influence in the form of Oleh Tyahnybok (who met with the controversial national security senator John McCain, a reported contact of the shady Far West black operations firm, among many other things). Western media and political circles don't have one friendly word to say about Putin. In fact, it seems it has literally become sacrilige to say even the slighest positive or unbiased word about Putin. The Cold War is raging in considerable force again.
Whatever establishment we are talking about, in the end a lot comes down to class warfare. Traditionally all establishments have been hostile to (genuine) socialist politics and its persistent support for labor unions and the rights of the lower and middle classes. The more radical form of socialism, communism, has been the most acute threat throughout most of the 20th century and all four (western) establishments have been doing their best to either contain or eradicate it. And also in Russia the wealthy are always conspiring against the lower classes.
There has actually been a very New Left / Progressive wing in the U.S. liberal establishment at various times represented by magazines as The New Republic, Ramparts, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone and The Nation and foundations as Tides, Packard, Hewlett, Open Society (Soros), MacArthur and Rockefeller. Today this whole moment revolves around the secretive Democracy Alliance of George Soros that has also been backing weed/psychedelics legalization, a much higher minimum wage, labor unions and groups as Occupy Wall Street. The real question is how genuine this group is, because they're also deeply involved in controlling the conspiracy and new age movements, feeding it with an endless stream of disinformation. Maybe things are slowly changing, but for now let's stick to the theory that establishments always have the masses as their enemy. The only way establishments can win this battle is through constant deceit.
Former prime minister Dries van Agt, once explained that Dutch political parties have a tendency to settle their differences behind the scenes. ISGP is inclined to believe that the establishments surrounding the Atlantic interact in similar manner:
"After a certain amount of debate agreements are made. Then it is obvious of course that those in power, the involved ministers, usually together with the party leaders - in meetings where outsiders are not present - will agree on how they will behave in congressional debates. Often it even goes so far that they are discussing the likely motions of the opposition - the ones that will be acceptable and the ones that will not be. They will also discuss how each party can save face as much as possible in these discussions. Usually it is already arranged what party can demand something from the government. The change has already been laid ready. ... There's very little room for individual action." 
When it comes to establishments, the impression that ISGP has increasingly been having is that important issues are discussed behind the scenes while the media are used to sell the ideas of one of these establishments to the public - or to surreptitiously undermine the policies of another establishment. The constant bickering between liberal pro-detente and conservative anti-detente forces, between liberal anti-SDI and conservative pro-SDI groups during the Cold War is a great example of that. In both cases think tank personnel and politicians tied to one of these establishments used the media to basically sway public opinion in their favor - often by trying to come across as "nonpartisan". But at the same time key persons in these establishments interacted with each other in the backrooms of corporations, think tanks and socials clubs. It appears that it is in these backrooms that limits are being set on what can and can't be discussed in public. The Kennedy assassination and 9/11 are ultimate examples of that. Because all establishments were involved in those conspiracies to an extent, and likely also because it would undermine the continued existence of every other establishment, absolutely no one has been allowed to dig into these events, not even to (seriously) implicate an opposing establishment. Compare this to the New York Times, Washington Post and Time magazine once in while exposing CIA wrongdoing, which at least in some cases appears to have been an effort to curb conservative CIA-linked forces in the White House.
The conspiracy movement has generally been manipulated along similar lines. On the liberal side there has been Daniel Sheehan's group. Hobnobbing with State Department elites as George Shultz, Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Rockefellers, it was Sheehan who was responsible for exposing the drug trafficking activities of Shackley's CIA group and its activities of trying to capture the presidency. At the same time he and his associates, like crop circle researcher Colin Andrews and Dr. Steven Greer, other associates of Laurance Rockefeller, have been religiously promoting catastrophic global warning theories. Ask Sheehan about the Kennedy assassination or 9/11 and all of sudden he doesn't believe in any major establishment-ran conspiracies anymore. Gee, I wonder why. Maybe because those are the ones he's working for. See ISGP's Cult of National Security Trolls on this new age conspiracy network.
Picture 1/2: The John Birchers, basically a propaganda outfit for higher level groups as the American Security Council and Le Cercle, and the Liberty Lobby who always brought us info on the CFR, Bilderberg and the liberal establishment, hated the left-wing Kennedy. Picture 3: Carol Rosin, prominent in the disinformation-riddled Disclosure Project, and a major anti-SDI campaigner with many other curious links. Her efforts have been partly backed by the "liberal CIA" Tides Foundation.
On the conservative side the John Birch Society, the Liberty Lobby and its various descendants have been beating the anti-United Nations, anti-CFR, anti-Bilderberg and anti-global warming theory drum. Seeing how especially the John Birch Society was interlocked with Western Goals and the top-level American Security Council, does one really think the John Birchers or the Liberty Lobby ever represented the "small man"? No, they didn't. They never went after the Kennedy assassination or 9/11, except when they could pin minor aspects on "liberals" or "Zionists". Why? Maybe because MacArthur's fascist generals and Shackley's CIA colleagues were running these organizations, some of whom, including Shackley himself, having been tied to the assassination.
One is not safe either in Great Britain. Look at Lord Monckton, a superhero in the conspiracy movement for his paper 35 Inconvenient Truths and willingness to challenge Al Gore's global warming theories in public. Just check out his family history I would say. It's a tale of Pilgrims Society and Knights of Malta members, of MI6 station chiefs, the mercenary firm Defence Systems Limited and government assassins as Stephan Kock.
I suggest the reader treads carefully outside the walls of ISGP: counter-intelligence is a huge pain in the ass. This site is meant to be a safe-haven for all those interested in getting solid answers on conspiracy topics without you having to spent literally your entire life trying to sort fact from fiction.
Below the reader can see a three-establishment model variation, together with the key political convictions of each group. In this case the conservative establishments of Europe and the United States have been taken together, because of their close political and religious objectives.
October 30, 1988, Washington Post Magazine, 'If John F. Kennedy hadn't been such a lover, J. Edgar Hoover would have had a lot more trouble blackmailing the president, holding the attorney general political hostage and branding Martin Luther King Jr. a communist': "Kennedy wanted to shift the bureau's priorities drastically from domestic intelligence to organized crime. Citing the FBI's own private figures that the U.S. Communist Party had shriveled further since its collapse in 1956 -- until some 1,500 FBI informants within the party supplied a hefty part of its budget and membership -- he insisted that the bureau's vast domestic security network was a wasteful bureaucratic appendix of the McCarthy era. Kennedy was appalled to learn that there were only a dozen FBI agents targeted against organized crime, and it annoyed him almost beyond endurance that the FBI still denied the very existence of organized crime."
*) See note 6 for Murchison connection.
*) Murchison's most obvious CIA connection was through FIDCO. February 5, 2001, Insight on the News, 'The Plot Thickens in PROMIS Affair': "[Senior CIA operative Robert] Booth Nichols also served on the board of First Intercontinental Development Corp. (FIDCO), a building/construction company. Among Nichols' corporate partners at FIDCO in the 1980s were Michael McManus, then an aide to President Reagan; Robert Maheu [senior CIA operative], former chief executive officer of Howard Hughes Enterprises; and Clint Murchison Jr. of the Murchison empire based in Dallas. Riconosciuto long has maintained that Booth Nichols and FIDCO were associated with U.S. intelligence agencies and used as a cutout. Again, whereas others summarily had dismissed this claim, the RCMP investigators pursued the lead, poring over documents from the long-abandoned Riconosciuto storage and in the files of U.S. law-enforcement agencies. For example, RCMP obtained FBI wiretap summaries of telephone conversations between Nichols and another of his then-partners in FIDCO, Eugene Giaquinto, who at the same time also was president of MCA Home Entertainment Division. The wiretap summaries reads like a who's who of alleged mob figures with close ties to the motion-picture industry. The Mounties also received substantial related information from classified internal FBI files." 1994, Carol Marshall, 'The Last Circle': "But again I asked myself, why was an international arms dealer [Nichols] on the Board of F.I.D.C.O (First Intercontinental Development Corporation), a CIA front corporation, which offered three billion dollars to rebuild Beirut to President Amin Gamayel of Lebanon, whose chief of finances (Sami el Khouri) was shipping tons of heroin to Sicily for reexport to America, want to invest in "a method for induction and activation of cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes"?"
May 12, 1945, memorandum of President Truman (1980, Harry S. Truman, Robert H. Ferrell, 'Off the record: the private papers of Harry S. Truman', p. 22): "We want no Gestapo or Secret Police. F.B.I. is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex life scandals and plain blackmail when they should be catching criminals. They also have a habit of sneering at local law enforcement officers. This must stop."
*) October 30, 1988, Washington Post Magazine, 'If John F. Kennedy hadn't been such a lover, J. Edgar Hoover would have had a lot more trouble blackmailing the president, holding the attorney general political hostage and branding Martin Luther King Jr. a communist': "Mistrust and miscommunication [between the Kennedy brothers and the FBI] were most pronounced over [Martin Luther] King, but they also intensified along at least two parallel tracks. One was organized crime. That fall, differences were personified in a crew-cut contract killer named Joe Valachi, who for his own reasons was willing to testify publicly about the inner workings of crime syndicates. For Kennedy, Valachi's proposed firsthand revelations about "capos" and "consiglieres" would prove that the old legends of Capone were alive, enlarged and modernized into an established criminal conspiracy of enormous power. However, such revelations contradicted Hoover's public position that organized crime theories were "baloney." If Valachi publicly described the vast operations of the five New York crime families, Hoover could not long hold out against Kennedy's demand for new priorities. When by adroit news leaks and prearranged congressional demands Robert Kennedy assured that Valachi would deliver his confessions in public, Hoover tried to cover his retreat. Two days after the march on Washington, he issued an "FBI Bulletin" to law-enforcement officers across the country, claiming that the FBI had long since established "a successful penetration . . . into the innermost sanctum of the criminal deity." Because of Valachi, Kennedy said privately, "the FBI changed their whole concept of crime in the United States." But Kennedy had special reason to be gentle in victory over Hoover: He knew the director held the balance in a quivering scandal that might well ruin President Kennedy."
*) January 16, 1997, CNN Morning News, 'FBI Releases Documents Detailing Surveillance of Alleged Mafia Mobsters During The Kennedy Era' [Bruce Norton voice over] "And we learn about FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's feud with the Justice Department headed by Robert Kennedy. I have been told by FBI people that J. Edgar Hoover was the only person at the time allowed to use blue ink. So below this newspaper column which says the FBI cleared mobster turned informer Joseph Valachi to testify in public, the blue ink says: "This is absolutely incorrect. I never cleared anything, and in fact opposed the release of information from Valachi and the disclosure of his identity." Or, on an FBI memo criticizing the Kennedys' use of Valachi: "I concur. I never saw so much skullduggery.""
*) See surrounding notes.
*) 1978, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, 'Robert Kennedy and His Times', pp. 263-264: "The much advertised lists of Public Enemies, Top Fugitives and Most Wanted Men kept up the illusion that the FBI was unrelenting in its war on criminals. In fact, of the hundreds of crooks thus honored, very few had any connection with orgazined crime. While the bureau had chased Bonnie and Clyde, it left Vito Genovese and Meyer Lansky of the syndicates to flourish in peace. In the meantime, Elmer Irey, chief of the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit, quietly brought down Al Capone, Johnny Torrio, Waxie Gordon and Willy Bioff. Thomas E. Dewey in New York broke up the Lucky Luciano ring. Harry Anslicher of the Bureau of Narcotics was spinning tales about the mafia. Organized crime was not precisely a secret, even in the 1930s, except evidently to J. Edgar Hoover. None of the mobsters above, save for passing reference to Capone, was even mentioned in Don Whitehead's authorized history, The FBI Story, written with Hoover's cooperation in 1956. Robert Kennedy had discovered Hoover's indifference to organized crime when he requested FBI dossiers on the Apalachin conferees in 1957. ... In 1959 the FBI New York office had over four hundred agents working on communism, four on organized crime. ... In Internal Security [William] Hundley had found "cooperation from the FBI that was unbelievable." In Organized Crime, Hundley found the FBI's noncooperation equally unbelievable. "It was like pulling teeth to get anything done in this field at all. ... I had come out of Internal Security where you had agents coming out of your ears, and get over into Organized Crime and you couldn't find an agent." ... Why did Hoover veer away from organized crime? His own favorite explanation was legalistic. "The truth of the matter," he said in 1964 (and on many other occasions), "is the FBI had very little jurisdiction in the field of organized crime prior to September 1961." This proposition was a transparent fraud. The 1934 legislation had given the FBI ample jurisdiction."
*) August 3, 2008, Dallas Morning News, 'Celebrity sun birds fly the coop': "The annual migration of Dallasites to La Jolla, Calif., began in 1951 when Clint Murchison Sr., father of Vail's John Murchison, built the Hotel Del Charro in the seaside town. Three years later, he and his best friend, Fort Worth oilman Sid Richardson (great-uncle of the billionaire Bass brothers), bought control of the nearby Del Mar Race Track. Their guests not only included the Dallas aristocracy, but also summer regular J. Edgar Hoover and movie stars..."
*) October 25 1989, The Independent, 'BOOK REVIEW / A creep's suspicions: 'The Boss' - Athan G Theoharis & John Stuart Cox: Harrap, 14.95 pounds': "IN THE 1950s, when he was at the height of his reputation as the defender of the United States against the enemy within, J Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, used to take a long summer vacation at the Hotel del Charro in La Jolla, California. He went accompanied by his intimate friend and FBI associate, Clyde Tolson. The two men had separate bedrooms - in spite of years of rumour, the authors of the latest biography agree with other recent researchers that Hoover's sexuality was wholly repressed - from which they would emerge to nap by the pool and to visit the Del Mar race track. From time to time Hoover, a man so terrified of germs that he had the lavatory in his house built up on a plinth, would go for a medical check-up. In the evening he would unbend with the hotel's owner and other guests. All were remarkable choices for America's top policeman. The del Charro belonged to Clint Murchison, the Texas oilman whose business ways are usually described as 'controversial'. Other guests included Richard Nixon, then Vice-President; film stars such as Clark Gable; big Texas wheeler-dealers like Big John Connally, the Governor shot at President Kennedy's side in Dallas in 1963; and Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, the alcoholic and homosexual senator whose wild accusations of Communism gave a new word to the language. There were also figures from the world of high crime, such as Carlos Marcello, once described as 'the most powerful single organised crime figure in the southern United States'. The hotel had only two rules. One was that nobody paid their hotel bill. That was picked up by Murchison. The other was that no Jews were allowed."
*) January 5, 2011, San Diego Reader, 'Oil and Politics in La Jolla': ""Murchison and Richardson were not only turned down by Al Hart [an ex-bootlegger and powerful mob-linked Hollywood figure] and his directors, they were practically thrown out of the office," Witwer told Summers. "And Murchison said, 'If those fellas won’t deal with me, we’ll sic old J. Edgar on them.' And Hoover sent two FBI agents to call on Hart. I heard this from the agents themselves afterwards. And then Hart sold." Summers also quotes Witwer regarding other mobsters Hoover associated with during racing season at Del Charro. They included Art Samish, a notorious Sacramento lobbyist who worked for California’s mobbed-up liquor industry. One racketeer left Hoover a bottle of pre-Prohibition whiskey as a present, according to Summers. Another guest with mob ties was a wildcatter and fellow gambler from Houston. "My office faced the swimming pool, and one of the agents was in there with me one evening," Witwer told Summers. "He looked out the window — we had torches by the pool at night — and he saw the wildcatter, and he said, 'Allan, what's he doing here? D'you know who he is?' And I said, ‘Sure.' And he said, 'I bet you don't know. He's a partner of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello. And I said, 'Well, tell Hoover that! He has breakfast with him every morning.' I got a kind of shock that Hoover would allow [the wildcatter] to be with him at all." Some said they had even seen Marcello himself, whose various enterprises included a West Coast racing wire and California call-girl operations, hanging around the pool at Del Charro."
*) February 4, 1993, Business Wire, 'Frontline uncovers the secrets of J. Edgar Hoover': "''The Secret File on J. Edgar Hoover,'' also reveals how Hoover was compromised by his wide-ranging personal contacts with the Mafia, many of them fostered by the FBI director's obsession with racetrack betting. ''He used to place bets through (columnist Walter) Winchell,'' said Seymour Pollack, an associate of the mobster Meyer Lansky. ''And those bets used to be placed with Frank Costello and they were no two-dollar bets. They ran into the hundreds and into the thousands.'' ''This was one of the reasons why Hoover never wanted to get into investigating organized crime because organized crime controlled the gambling industry, the bookmakers,'' said Bill Gallinaro, former senior investigator for the New York State Crime Commission."
*) December 1964, Anthony Lewis interview with Robert Kennedy, interview appeared in 'Robert Kennedy: His Own Words' (1988) and audio can be heard in the documentary 'Evidence of Revision: The Assassination of America': "No, I think he is dangerous. ... I suppose every month or so he'd send somebody around to give information on somebody I knew or a member of my family or allegations in connection with myself. So that it would be clear whether it was right or wrong-that he was on top of all of these things and received all of this information. He would do this also, I think, to find out what my reaction to it would be. ... I knew he didn't like me. He is rather a psycho and I used to keep his ego up. We used to arrange for him every two or three months to have lunch along with the president."
*) November 22, 1993 , Newsweek, 'The real cover-up': "Although he had been in power for four decades, Hoover was worried about his job. He had heard, from reliable sources, that Kennedy was thinking of sacking him. Hoover hated the Kennedys. He deplored their glamour and their philanderings (which he knew about because the FBI bugged their phones), and was infuriated by their lack of deference to him. That afternoon, when Hoover reported the death of the president to the attorney general, "he was not quite as excited as if he were reporting the fact that he found a communist on the faculty of Howard University," Bobby Kennedy later recalled."
*) December 25, 2008, Atlantic Free Press, 'Time To Strike Hoover's Name Off FBI Headquarters': "That Hoover was put in charge of the investigation into the murder of Rev. King is incredible as he must be regarded as one of the prime suspects for Kings assassination. Hoover despised King to the point of madness. Along with a tape recording made from bugging his hotel room, Hoover sent King a letter that called King a dissolute, abnormal moral imbecile and warned, King, like all frauds, your end is approaching. The letter repeated the phrase you are done over and over and urged King to commit suicide: There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation. Hoover even sent a copy of a hotel room tape recording to Kings office, where it was read by his wife. The day after Kings murder, Hoover enjoyed himself at the race track, just as he did on the days immediately following the assassinations of President Kennedy and his brother, Robert, the Democratic Senator from New York. His hatred for RFK, the former Attorney General and his one-time boss, was such that, according to Hack, Hoover timed a press release announcing the capture of James Earl Ray for the King murder to be issued during Kennedys funeral! "
*) May 10, 1976, Newsweek, 'Inquest on Intelligence' [Church Committee]: "The FBI, for example, spent 25 years searching in vain for Communist influence in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, launched an infiltration of the women's liberation movement and drew list after list of political critics and activists (including author Norman Mailer) to be detained in case of national crisis. ... Pressure: "Too many people have been spied upon by too many government agencies and too much information has been collected," said the report, which noted that over the last twenty years the FBI alone had conducted nearly 1 million domestic security investigations resulting in 500,000 permanent files but not one prosecution for subversion since 1957. In some cases, the probes were prompted by political pressure from Presidents since Franklin Roosevelt; Dwight Eisenhower received political intelligence on such obvious non-threats as Eleanor Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. The vague standards for surveillance secretly set by the agencies themselves also led to widespread investigation-and often harassment-of citizens simply on the basis of their political beliefs and life-styles. ... The Church committee also proposed barring intimidation of citizens such agencies as the IRS, which focused special audits on activits, and the FBI-which used its COINTELPRO techniques to try to discredit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Disseminating information to undercut a person's reputation, job or marriage would be barred by law rather than by the consciences of intelligence officials. "Never once did I hear anybody, including myself, raise the question: 'Is this . . . lawful, is it legal, is it ethical or moral?'" former FBI official William C. Sullivan told the panel."
*) January 12, 1975, Chicago Tribune, 'CIA: Our spies were spying on us': "In documents turned over to the Senate Watergate committee last year, the agency admitted employing Lee R. Pennington as a domestic agent and dispatching him to the home of James McCord, Watergate burglar and former CIA man. Pennington helped McCord's wife burn documents linking McCord to the agency. Howard Osborne, then chief of CIA security, sought to mask the existence of Pennington who sources said had "been doing CIA work on Capitol Hill." The CIA tried to trick the FBI into believing Pennington was someone else. Osborne retired. "Sure Howard [Osborne] employed domestic agents," a CIA friend said. "He had one of the biggest responsibilities at the agency. There were a lot more Penningtons.""
*) January 13, 1975, Newsweek, 'Blue-Ribbon Treatment For the CIA': "Meanwhile, the disclosures continued. New York Times reporter Seymour M. Hersh, who broke the first story of the CIA's domestic intrusions, turned up one of the agency's former undercover agents in New York who claimed to have followed and photographed student antiwar demonstrators and to have taken part in break-ins and wiretaps to keep tabs on them. ... The simmering scandal in the Central Intelligence Agency boiled hotter last week, and Gerald Ford moved to cool it by naming a "blue ribbon" panel to investigate the charges that the CIA's domestic snooping had violated its charter. There was still no clear documentation that the excesses were as massive or as illegal as first charged by The New York Times, but new disclosures kept trickling out and more light than ever before was was being focused on the super-secret agency. The panel, made up of seven aristocrats and one labor leader for balance, is to be headed by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller - his first assignment in his new job. ... 'Cover': As explained by CIA sources and outside investigators, many agency proprietaries were developed over the years to provide "cover" for agents on foreign assignments. They included airlines, public-relations firms, private security services, even travel publications such - at one time - as the Fodor guidebooks, it was reported last week. Agents also infiltrated existing U.S. organizations such as labor unions and the National Student Association. While that practice was supposedly terminated after the revelations of the mid-'60s, some sources said the agency had withdrawn only from groups that had been compromised. Beyond that, the CIA regularly lends agents to other arms of government - the Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration, for example - and it generally enjoys the sympathy of agency alumni (some perhaps still on the payroll) working in other critical positions. For example, NEWSWEEK learned, the Assistant Postmaster General in charge of domestic-mail surveillance went directly there from the CIA. ... Most prominent of these was James J. Angleton, chief of counterintelligence, who resigned a fortnight ago after being linked to the illegal domestic surveillance (NEWSWEEK, Jan. 6). Last week, Angleton's three top aides at CIA also resigned, raising even more questions about the section's past activities. Entries: Angleton and his aides had not been solely responsible for CIA excesses in domestic surveillance. NEWSWEEK learned that at least some of the questionable conduct was attributable to the agency's Office of Security, whose former director, Howard Osborne, also retired suddenly last year - reportedly after some of his Congressional testimony proved disturbing to Colby. His section was responsible for the security of CIA buildings, personnel and records, and also operated as the agency's internal police force - making literally thousands of investigators of citizens who came into contact with the CIA through employment applications or proprietary organizations.It was the security office that made one of the illegal entries to which the CIA admits - to recover classified documents that veteran agent Hans Tofte had carelessly left around his Washington home. Under the Directorate of Operations, an agency euphemism for clandestine services and "dirty tricks," are two units besides Angleton's whose domestic activities could easily cross the line of legality. One is the Domestic Operations Division, ostensibly responsible mainly for recruiting and for interviewing travelers returned from abroad. Actually, this division has also been infiltrating outside groups, sotting up agency proprietaries or fronts and keeping track of most citizens with whom its agents came into contact. Another center of domestic activity is Division D (formerly called Staff D), which handles intelligence relating to communications. That includes "bag jobs" aimed at getting at getting foreign diplomatic codes and some opening of mail to and from U.S. citizens. In San Diego last week, former CIA staffer Mel Crain - now a political-science professor - said he operated under Staff D authority for such a mail-opening operation in the late 1950s. Mail from U.S. citizens to countries behind the Iron Curtain was scientifically opened, copied and resealed without a trace, Crain said. The CIA was reportedly prompted to take on increasingly broad domestic responsibilities in the 1960s as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon grew increasingly dissatisfied with the work of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. The big break came in 1970 over an incident in which the CIA refused to tell Hoover the name of an FBI agent who had given the CIA some useful information. In a rage, Hoover abruptly abolished a seven-man liaison office through which the FBI had traditionally dealt with the larger U.S. intelligence community. Slack: That left the agency more on its own than ever. Without the FBI to handle the domestic end of counterespionage investigations, for example, Angleton relied more heavily on the CIA Office of Security and perhaps the Domestic Operations Division. Some sources said he took up the slack with a special 50-man unit within his own CI section. That unit, which apparently dated to 1968, was directed by career intelligence officer Richard Ober, now a staffer at the National Security Council (though still on the CIA payroll, he concedes). And it was Ober who was originally named as the man responsible for briefing former CIA director Richard Helms on the progress of the domestic-surveillance program, which reportedly flourished under Helm's administration. Helms, now the ambassador to Iran, was sure to face strenuous questioning on the whole controversy. Back in the U.S. last week for home leave after a brief vacation in Europe, he was quickly summoned to a breakfast with Secretary of State Kissinger and then met with President Ford. Helms was also expected to testify on Capitol Hill, where the question of perjury has been raised in connection with his numerous denials of illegal CIA domestic surveillance. And some suspected that he might well lose his diplomatic post before long."
*) www.globaloptionsgroup.com, GlobalOptions Group Advisory Board, (accessed October 12, 2012): "Our Advisory Board is a "Who's Who" of world-renowned experts from government, the military, and businesses. Senior Advisory Board: Ambassador Frances D. Cook, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State [CIA/MI6/SAS-linked]; ... Honorable William S. Sessions, Former Director of the FBI [1987-1993]; Honorable William H. Webster, Former FBI Director [1978-1987] and Director of the CIA [1987-1991]; ... General Wesley K. Clark, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander."
*) May 11, 2007, Harper's Magazine, 'Washington Insiders Lend Helping Hand to "Princess of Uzbeks"': "According to recently filed court documents, GlobalOptions clients include Zeromax, a Swiss-based holding company widely reported to be the property of Gulnara Karimova, the powerful daughter of Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov. (A well-placed source told me that she exercises control over the company through a chain of individuals, including two whom she directly employed.) Gulnara, like the rest of the Karimov clan, has grown fabulously wealthy through corruption. She’s also the subject of an Interpol arrest warrant because she fled the United States with her children after losing a child-custody battle with her ex-husband, an American citizen. GlobalOptions was founded in 1998 by Neil Livingstone, a former Pentagon and State Department advisor who frequently appears on TV to opine about terrorism. Livingstone was once one of the voices issuing repeated public calls for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, and following the American invasion, GlobalOptions began to offer consulting services to companies doing business in Iraq. Now he calls for destabilizing the Iranian regime. In addition to Livingstone, a host of big name insiders hold top positions at the firm, including former CIA director James Woolsey and former FBI and CIA director William Webster."
*) www.executiveaction.com, ExecutiveAction, LLC (accessed October 12, 2012): "Neil C. Livingstone, Chairman and CEO; ... Senior Advisory Board: ... R. James Woolsey - Chairman [CIA director 1993-1995]; ... Judge William Sessions – Vice Chairman; ... "
*) Livingstone's name appears on a 1983 ASC membership list, along with James Angleton and a dozen "retired" senior CIA and FBI officers.
*) 2006, Joseph Trento, 'Prelude to Terror', pp. 147-148: "Neil C. Livingstone is a Washington enigma. His wife, Susan, is the political force in the family; she would later hold prominent jobs in the Reagan and both Bush administrations. … [Livingstone] lived on the edge of the intelligence community until his late twenties, when he became involved with Israeli Intelligence. According to Mike Pilgrim [a security operative at J. J. Capucci, where Livingstone worked], Livingstone and the legendary James Angleton came from the same hometown, and Livingstone had traded on that relationship with the Israelis, who loved Angleton. "He told me he had hired Angleton's old CIA secretary, who also worked for Wilson.," Pilgrim said. "Neil worked for the Israelis and had been recruited by Angleton," which if true would surprise very few people in the intelligence community. Livingstone does not deny the assertion."
Terry Arnold. Co-wrote with Neil Livingstone: 'Fighting Back: Winning the War Against Terrorism' (1986) and 'Beyond the Iran-Contra Crisis: The Shape of U.S. Anti-Terrorism Policy in the Post-Reagan Era' (1988). Arnold's name can still be found at the Rense website, where his anti-Zionist articles go back to September 2002 (an interesting contrast to Livingstone's and Woolsey's total opposite views on Zionism). Mentioned in Gene Wheaton's radio interview as a "CIA/State Department spook" and an Iran-Contra crowd insider.
*) Arnold also was a co-founder of the short-lived Intelligence Officers for 9/11 Truth. Other signatories were Annie Machon, Wayne Madsen, Senator Mike Gravel, and General Albert Stubblebine.
*) 2011, David Ray Griffin, '9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes against Democracy Succeed', p. 222: "Here are a few members of Intelligence Officers for 9/11 Truth: Terrell E. Arnold... William Christison... Ray McGovern... Major General Albert Stubblebine..."
*) io911truth.com/people/all (accessed: May 13, 2010): "Annie Machon served for 6 years as an intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, before resigning in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies' incompetence and crimes with her ex-partner and colleague, David Shayler. They exposed illegal phone taps, files on top UK politicians, IRA bombings that could and should have been prevented, the wrongful conviction of two innocent Palestinians and the illegal MI6 plot to assassinate Colonel Gaddafi of Libya in 1996, that went wrong and killed innocent people. Machon read Classics at Cambridge University and then began a career in publishing. In 1991 she was recruited by MI5 where she was posted to their political and counter-terrorism departments. ... Bill Christison worked for the CIA for over 28 years, from 1950 to 1979. He was an analyst on Soviet affairs early in his career, and later served in both Germany and Vietnam. In the 1970s, he served as a National Intelligence Officer (principal advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence) for Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa. In his final position, he was the Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis, an office of over 200 persons with experts on all nations, regions, and global problems of the world. ... Wayne Madsen has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Wayne Madsen is now a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Online Journal, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, News Insider, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have appeared in The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others. Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club. ... In his diplomatic career of nearly 30 years, Terrell E. Arnold served as an analyst in the State Office of Intelligence and Research, in five diplomatic postings including Consul General, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a Senior Inspector who evaluated the operations of 24 US diplomatic missions, as Principal Deputy Director of the State Office of Counterterrorism and as Chairman of the Department of International Studies of the National War College. ... Senator Mike Gravel enlisted in the U.S. Army (1951-54) and served as the Adjutant in the Communications Intelligence Service in Germany and as a Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps in France. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963-66; in his second term as Speaker of the House. He was then elected to two terms in the U.S. Senate, representing Alaska from 1969-81. ... "
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*) Bill Clinton was invited to Bilderberg in 1991, months before being elected president.
*) Throughout the 1990s, Clinton worked with Laurance Rockefeller, seemingly in an effort to disclose information on UFOs. Laurance Rockefeller first met Clinton at the White House on April 14, 1993. Meetings follow at Laurance Rockefeller JY Ranch. In 1995 Laurance Rockefeller is known to have met Clinton again in the White House.
*) August 24, 1995, Daily News (New York), 'Prez's hunt for campaign cash may turn up some UFO's first': "President Clinton may have to hold still for a lecture on UFOs if he expects to squeeze campaign money out of Laurance Rockefeller. The 85-year-old philanthropist was among the VIPs at Clinton's 49th birthday last weekend in Wyoming. And it's safe to say that the venture capitalist has the President's ear at least while Clinton is vacationing on the Rockefeller spread. Chances are the two men have, or will, talk about the environment, since Laurance has been a conservation adviser to every President since Eisenhower. It's also likely that Rockefeller will bring up the alien issue. Immigrants from Mexico? No, from outer space. Rockefeller has been pressing the Clinton administration to open the government's UFO files. Correspondence we've obtained shows that Rockefeller has told White House Science Adviser John Gibbons that the government must put an end to "40-plus years of denial on the subject" of UFOs, particularly the rumored crash of a spacecraft in Roswell, N.M., in 1947. Rockefeller said he has been "encouraged" by Gibbons' suggestion that he make Roswell "a test case." A Rockefeller-funded study on UFO activity conducted recently with the help of three former astronauts [Brian O'Leary; Edgar Mitchell; Gordon Cooper] should be presented to the White House this fall, according to Michael Luckman, of the New York Center for UFO Research. Rockefeller is also said to have financed a group trying to contact extraterrestials with lasers [That would be Steven Greer]."
*) August 29, 1995, Los Angeles Times, 'Clintons at Home on the Range, With Chefs in Tow': "On an overnight expedition into the wilds of the Rockefeller family's massive JY Ranch inside Grand Teton National Park, the White House saw to it that every presidential need was met. ... "I was channel-surfing the other night [while staying at West Virginia Democratic Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV's 7,000-square-foot home here] and stumbled across a movie about the Lewis and Clark expedition," Clinton said as he gazed out over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. I've always been fascinated by it...."
*) June 19, 1998, Jay Rockefeller's Senate office, 'Rockefeller to accompany Clinton to China': "U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) [great grandson of John D. Rockefeller] has accepted President Clinton's invitation to join the official U.S. Delegation to China. ... "I am extremely honored to have been asked by the President to represent our country in China," said Rockefeller."
*) September 20, 1998, Los Angeles Times, 'A Real Crisis Looms, But World Looks Other Way': "With financial markets trembling around the world, last week Clinton gave what he hopes will be remembered as the most important speech of his career at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. As a blue-chip audience, including David Rockefeller, Pete Peterson and George Soros, hung on every word"
*) June 27, 2001, Forbes, 'Can't Buy Me Love - Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, 70, and Lynn Forester, 46': "Lynn Forester was a successful entrepreneur in her own right before she brokered the deal of a lifetime last year, marrying Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, who sits atop one of the world's oldest private banking families. Forester met the 70-year-old scion at the 1998 Bilderberg Conference, an exclusive summit for financiers and foreign policy experts, which was held in Scotland that year. The duo had a small wedding in London last November, and the very next day Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his wife Elizabeth hosted a dinner for the couple to celebrate, with then-President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary in attendance. Forester now heads the Luxembourg-based wireless broadband venture FirstMark Communications Europe. The startup launched in 1998 with great fanfare, raising $1 billion in funding and landing former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Washington consigliere Vernon Jordan as board members. But with losses piling up and a public offering pulled, investors are now disgruntled. Not to worry--there's no better backup plan than the Rothschild name."
*) April 11, 2002, Boca Raton News, 'Sachs rubs shoulders with Russians, Clinton': "Peter Sachs, president of the Sachs, Sax & Klein law firm and Palm Beach County co-chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition, attended a private dinner party at the Russian Consulate in New York City honoring Mikhail Gorbachev. Among the other guests were former President Bill Clinton, Bono… and David Rockefeller."
*) Augustus 30, 2004, New York Newsday, 'Off one island and onto another': "Think Back on the Vineyard, I was struck by how the island seems to have seceded from the red states of the union. It was the most Democratic place I've ever been. ... And, indeed, Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, were everywhere, flying in and out of the tiny airport ... There were Democrats everywhere - Maureen White and her financier hubby, Steve Rattner; veteran liberals Vernon and Ann Jordan; the Baron Evelyn de Rothschild's all-American wife, Lady Lynn; the Jack Valentis; Democratic kingmaker Mandy Grunwald and her now famous Time magazine mister, Matt Cooper, who is under the gun for refusing to reveal his Washington sources. Also seen: former Clinton aide Lisa Caputo, now of Citibank, and hubby Rick Morris, wearing an "Anyone but Bush" button. At a party given to celebrate the Baron's [Rothschild] and Vernon Jordan's joint birthdays, I spoke with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and Maurice Tempelsman of Jackie fame, as well as both Clintons."
*) August 17, 2008, London Times, 'Hillary Clinton's rich friend Lady de Rothschild ambushes Barack Obama': "At the Democratic national convention next week, Lynn Forester, Lady de Rothschild, one of Britain’s most influential political hostesses, will be contemplating treachery. She poured her heart and money into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and she is thinking of voting for John McCain, the Republican candidate, for president. ... The Rothschilds spent the night of their wedding dinner in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House when Bill Clinton was president, so her loyalty to Hillary is understandable."
*) November 30, 1989, New York Times, 'Talking Deals; A Buyout Firm Becomes Friendly': "Some partners in Forstmann, Little's existing funds worry about potential conflicts. The new fund will buy large blocks of publicly traded stock - as much as 10 percent - in companies in exchange for a seat on the board. ... Mr. Forstmann is lining up a group of high-level executives to serve as an advisory board for the new fund. Among the chief executives who have been asked to sit on this board are Michael D. Eisner of Walt Disney, Drew Lewis of Union Pacific and Anthony F. J. O'Reilly of H. J. Heinz, as well as George P. Shultz, the former Secretary of State." Shultz left government in January 1989.
*) October 05, 1990, New York Times, 'Business People; Rumsfeld Becomes Chief At General Instrument': "Mr. Rumsfeld is also an investor in the company. He said yesterday that about a year ago he became a member of Forstmann Little's advisory board, made up of top executives, and got to know the Forstmann operation."
*) October 9, 1992, New York Times, 'Abroad at Home; Death At Bush's Door': "At a private meeting last month former Secretary of State George Shultz spoke in passionate terms about the human disaster taking place in what was Yugoslavia. He deplored the American Government's failure to do more to stop Serbian attacks on Bosnia. There are many ways for the United States to influence the Serbs, Mr. Shultz said -- many more options than we have tried. One possibility, he said, is to bomb Serbian munitions depots. Mr. Shultz spoke Sept. 19 at a management meeting of Forstmann Little & Company, a Wall Street investment firm of whose board he is a member."
*) August 12, 1993, New York Times, 'MCI's President Quits in a Surprise Move': "In a separate interview today, Mr. Rumsfeld, 61, made it clear that he was stepping down as chairman and chief executive of General Instrument because he was eager to move on -- probably back into politics. ... Mr. Rumsfeld, a limited partner at Forstmann Little, took charge of General Instrument in 1990."
*) October 27, 1995, New York Times, 'Powell Consults 2 Conservatives and 2 Financiers About a '96 Run': "Among others whom General Powell has spoken with [is]Theodore J. Forstmann ... A spokeswoman for Mr. Forstmann, Anna Cordasco, said: "They are friends. I know that they are in contact. More importantly, I know that Mr. Forstmann holds General Powell in the highest esteem and thinks he's a great American.""
*) November 4, 1995, New York Times, 'As Powell Ponders, Friends And Family Proffer Advice': "Another important Powell booster is Theodore J. Forstmann, a leveraged-buyout specialist who controls, among other concerns, the company that makes Gulfstream jets. Mr. Forstmann, who is worth several hundred million dollars, runs an annual conference at Aspen, Colo., at which General Powell has made major speeches. When General Powell was in Europe on his book tour, Mr. Forstmann flew there to meet with him and urge him to make a Presidential announcement soon."
*) September 17, 1996, www.secinfo.com, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.: "Theodore J. Forstmann has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since November 1993. ... Colin L. Powell has been a director of the Company since May 1996. ... Donald H. Rumsfeld has been a director of the Company since January 1993. ... George P. Shultz has been a director of the Company since November 1991. ... Robert S. Strauss has been a director of the Company since April 1993."
*) May 14, 1998, www.secinfo.com, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.: "Henry A. Kissinger, age 74, has been a director of the Company since December 1997. ... Colin L. Powell, age 60, has been a director of the Company since May 1996. ... George P. Shultz, age 77, has been a director of the Company since November 1991. ... Robert S. Strauss has been a director of the Company since April 1993. ... Directors whose terms end at the 1999 annual meeting of stockholders: Robert Anderson, age 77, has been a director of the Company since March 1990. He has served as Chairman Emeritus of Rockwell Corporation since February 1990. Mr. Anderson is also a director of Optical Data Networks, Inc., ... Lynn Forester [de Rothschild], age 43, has been a director of the Company since March 1997. She has been President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstMark Holdings, Inc., since 1984. ... Theodore J. Forstmann, age 58, has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since November 1993 and is Chairman of the Company's Management Committee. ... Robert S. Strauss, age 79, has been a director of the Company since April 1993. ... Mr. Strauss is also a director of Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and Hollinger International Inc. ... Directors whose terms end at the 1999 annual meeting of stockholders: ... Donald H. Rumsfeld has been a director of the Company since January 1993."
*) June 24, 1993, New York Times, 'Washington Talk; Some Old Hands Shape A New Research Group': "Brent Scowcroft, Mr. Bush's national security adviser, joined Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Mr. Bush's second Secretary of State; Robert M. Gates, his Director of Central Intelligence; Carla A. Hills, his Trade Representative, and sundry other former officials, repackaging themselves as a nonprofit, nonpartisan group called the Forum for International Policy. ... Not surprisingly, a number of the group's members work primarily for, well, research organizations. "I'm one of the awful think-tank people," said Richard N. Haass, a Forum member who was the Bush Administration's Middle East specialist at the National Security Council. Now he spends most of his time as a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment."
*) September 24, 1999, EIR, 'Condoleezza Rice and the team behind George W. Bush's campaign': "Rice has been on the board of the Forum for International Policy since it was formed, shortly after Sir George Bush failed to win re-election in 1992, and the Forum has become a safe-haven for major and minor players in the Bush league. Here are some of the other board members: ... Deutch ... Powell." Only source on membership of Rice's and Powell's pre-2000 trusteeship.
*) Forum for International Policy website (www.ffip.com) (accessed: August 18, 2000): "BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Lawrence S. Eagleburger BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dwayne O. Andreas Howard H. Baker David L. Boren John M. Deutch Robert M. Gates Rita E. Hauser John M. Hennessy Carla A. Hills Kenneth L. Lay Michel Oksenberg Harold A. Poling Colin L. Powell Condoleezza Rice Brent Scowcroft Robert S. Strauss Steven Wallace."
*) Forum for International Policy website (www.ffip.com) (accessed: March 3, 2001): "BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Lawrence S. Eagleburger BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dwayne O. Andreas Howard H. Baker David L. Boren John M. Deutch Robert M. Gates Rita E. Hauser John M. Hennessy Carla A. Hills Kenneth L. Lay Michel Oksenberg Harold A. Poling Colin L. Powell Condoleezza Rice Brent Scowcroft Robert S. Strauss Steven Wallace." Later this month Rice and Powell disappeared from the board of trustees.
*) September 20, 2002, New York Times, 'Threats and Responses: The Adviser; Still Very Much a Player, Scowcroft Straddles the Worlds of Business and Government': "From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Scowcroft served on the board of Enron Group Power and Pipelines, an Enron affiliate that invested in power plants abroad. In addition, Enron's foundation was an early donor to the Forum for International Policy, a research group set up by Mr. Scowcroft. Mr. Lay is one of the forum's trustees. ''He's a friend,'' Mr. Scowcroft said of Mr. Lay."
*) Forum for International Policy website (www.ffip.com) (accessed: April 5, 2007): "BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chairman of the Board Lawrence S. Eagleburger Board of Trustees Dwayne O. Andreas David L. Boren John M. Deutch Robert M. Gates Rita E. Hauser John M. Hennessy Carla A. Hills Kenneth L. Lay Harold A. Poling Brent Scowcroft Robert S. Strauss." Last back-up that Gates appeared.
*) Forum for International Policy website (www.ffip.com) (accessed: April 14, 2009): "BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chairman of the Board Lawrence S. Eagleburger Board of Trustees Dwayne O. Andreas David L. Boren John M. Deutch Rita E. Hauser John M. Hennessy Carla A. Hills Harold A. Poling Brent Scowcroft Robert S. Strauss."
*) 2004, Laura Flanders, 'Bushwomen: How They Won the White House for Their Man', p. 57: "Shultz served on the Chrevron board before Rice joined it. In quick succession she followed him to Transamerica board, where she served for eight years, and later the Charles Schwab board, where she and Shultz served concurrently. At J.P. Morgan Chase she became a member of the International Advisory Council, which Shultz directed."
*) Investing.businessweek.com, George P. Shultz: "Shultz served in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. Dr. Shultz serves as the Chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s International Advisory Council ... He has been Director Emeritus at Charles Schwab Corp. since 2005. ... He served as a Director of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation since November 1991. ... He served as a Director of The Charles Schwab Corp. from 1997 to December 31, 2004. Dr. Shultz is the Advisory Council Chairman of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, Chairman of the MIT Energy Initiative External Advisory Board, and the Chairman of the Energy Task Force at Hoover Institution."
*) Condoleezza Rice, official curriculum vitae, p.3: "Director, Board of Directors, Schwab Corporation, July 1999 - 2000. [Shultz there from 1997-2004] Member, International Advisory Council, J.P. Morgan, 1995 - 2000. Director, Board of Directors, Chevron Corporation, 1991 - 2000 [Shultz here since 1989 and recommened Rice's appointment] • Director, Board of Directors, Transamerica Corporation, 1991 - July 1999 • Director, Board of Directors, Hewlett-Packard, 1991 - 1993"
*) National Women's History Museum, Condoleezza Rice (1954-): "Beginning in 1981, Rice taught political science at California’s Stanford University. She became known as a specialist on the Soviet Union, and in 1989, when Republican George H.W. Bush became president, she began serving in federal government, where her knowledge of Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin became especially helpful. She returned to Stanford in 1991, but was mentored by George P. Schultz, Secretary of State during the Reagan administration. He helped her obtain board memberships with Chevron, Transamerica Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard. "
Guidestar, various 1990s papers of the CIA-linked H. Smith Richardson Foundation. Among the governors were Fred Ikle, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington, James Woolsey and Donald Rumsfeld.
March 11, 1980, Colonel Edward Cutolo affidavit (which resulted in a lot of deaths): "78. Per orders from Edwin Wilson, I did not discuss the implementation of Operation Orwell with my staff or others outside of the personnel assigned to surveillance. The only matter discussed with Operation Orwell personnel was what the SATs needed to know in order to carry out their mission. Certain information was collected on suspected members of the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg group. Among those that information was collected on were Gerald Ford and President Jimmy Carter. Edwin Wilson indicated that additional surveillance was implemented against former CIA director George Bush, who Wilson named as a member of the Trilateral Commission. I do not have personal knowledge that Ford, Carter or Bush were under surveillance. 79. I spoke to Col. James N. Rowe on 5 March 1980. I specifically requested that Col. Rowe communicate with several contacts he has within the CIA. I asked Col. Rowe to check out Edwin Wilson. ... 80. On 7 March 1980 Col. Rowe contacted me. During the course of our conversation Col. Rowe informed me that his initial inquiries with CIA contacts confirmed that Edwin Wilson was working for Thomas Clines at the times in question. ... Col. Rowe provided the name of David Kimche as being the Israeli most likely to be involved with Edwin Wilson. In regards to my concerns that Edwin Wilson posed a possible threat to national security or to the inner working of the CIA, Col. Rowe indicated that off the record, that was a concern of several people to whom he had spoken. Col. Rowe also indicated that he would be in receipt of documentation by the first week of June which listed Edwin Wilson's involvement in several operations. ... Col. Rowe did indicate that it was his understanding that each operation had basically the same characters involved and Col. Rowe named two other individuals involved with Edwin Wilson. Col. Rowe named Robert Gates and William J. Casey as officials who had been named in the documentation he would acquire prior to our scheduled meeting on June 1980."
*) July 26, 1993, New York Times, 'Chronicle': ""For the luster of power, it would be hard to match the board put together for the newly organized Virginia Neurological Institute at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The research institute will diagnose and treat diseases of the nervous system. The board includes Lawrence S. Eagleburger, a secretary of state in the Bush Administration, Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to President Bush, Robert M. Gates, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Tony Coelho, former Democratic whip in the House of Representatives. "There are a number of people we would have liked from the Clinton Administration, but they can't serve now." said Dr. Neal F. Kassell, president and medical director of the Virginia Neurological Institute and professor of neurosurgery."
*) July 27, 1993, Cavalier Daily, 'Former Bush aides top list of institute's choices': "The University’s new Virginia Neurological Institute enlisted the aid of … Eagleburger … Robert Gates … Scowcroft, to serve on the Institute’s Board of Directors. … Also serving on the Board will be Seagram’s Chief Executive Officer Edgar Bronfman, … Tony Coelho and Northwest University Provost David Cohen [professor of neuroscience]. John Collohon, director of the University of Iowa hospitals, also made the list of appointees … Rounding out the Board of Directors will be Upjohn Company president Lee Smith [company also represented on the board of Neurogen in the 1990s, with the CIA's Frank Carlucci as chairman and Suzanne Woolsey, a somewhat sinister psychiatrist married to the CIA's James Woolsey, joining in 1998. Neurogen was stacked by Yale psychologists and phamacologists]; Retired Army Gen. Paul Gorman [CIA; SouthCom commander in Panama; trustee MITRE Corporation; consultant IDA and Defense Science Board; assistant professor for Research in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia]; Dr. Murray Goldstein, director of the National Institute of Neurology and Stroke at the National Institute of Health and Albemarle County multibillionaire John Kluge [knew Lynn Forester [de Rothschild] since early 1980s; richest man in the U.S. 1989-1992 with a $5 billion fortune]."
*) January 28, 1998, secinfo.com, 'Fidelity Financial Trust': "Mr. Gates is currently a Trustee for the Forum For International Policy, a Board Member for the Virginia Neurological Institute, and a Senior Advisor of the Harvard Journal of World Affairs."
*) Suzanne Woolsey was director of Neurogen Corporation 1998-2006, under the chairmanship of Frank Carlucci, a director of the firm since 1989 and chairman from at least 1998 to 2004. Upjohn Company also represented at the Virginia Neurological Institute with the CIA's Robert Gates, Kissinger men, Edgar Bronfman and a Lynn Forester (later: de Rothschild). Suzanne is the wife of James Woolsey since about 1970. Very sinister couple with ties to top psychiatric research, Warren Buffett, Offutt Air Force Base (Woolsey held a position there in 1987-1988, at the time of the Franklin scandal, as well as with DynCorp in the same period and numerous other defense corporations). Suzanne Woolsey is also close to Bobby Ray Inman and John Deutch, another decades-long Buffett friend. Basically all these top CIA people are close. Neurogen Corporation and the Virginia Neurological Institute are the only two psychiatric/medical companies/institutes linked to two top-level CIA officers over a longer period of time - at least as far as I've seen.
*) Neurogen.com, 'Who's Who at Neurogen' (accessed December 2, 1998): "Board of Directors Frank C. Carlucci, Chairman of the Board, Neurogen Corporation; Chairman, The Carlyle Group, a private merchant bank ... Barry M. Bloom, Ph.D., Former Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company. Robert N. Butler, M.D., Brookdale Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center. Mark Novitch, Former Vice Chairman of the Board, The Upjohn Company, a pharmaceutical company. Robert H. Roth, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Yale University. John Simon, Managing Director, Allen & Company Incorporated, an investment banking firm. Suzanne H. Woolsey, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council. Scientific Advisory Board: ... George K. Aghajanian, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Yale University. B. Stephenson Bunney, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Yale. Unversity Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Yale. University Michael Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University. ... George R. Heninger, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University. ... Eric J. Nestler, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, and Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale University. D. Eugene Redmond, Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University. Robert H. Roth, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Yale University."
*) December 19, 2006, National Journal, 'Kissinger, Peterson, 57 Major Donors Join Team McCain': "Henry Kissinger has agreed to become an honorary co-chair for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign in New York, McCain aides said. Along with Kissinger, McCain has won the support of Pete Peterson, a former Commerce Secretary, and John Whitehead, the former Goldman Sachs chair and Reagan admin official. [both were the other co-chairs]... McCain's exploratory committee unveiled the names of the 57 wealthy and famous donors who've agreed to serve on his NY, CT and NJ finance teams. They include Henry Kravis, a founding partner of the KKR conglomerate, John Lehman, the 9/11 commissioner and ex-Navy sec. and Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets. ... A side note: recall that Gov. Mitt Romney's aides, when discussing their candidate's foreign policy education, let it be known that Romney had spent time with Kissinger. ... Lewis M. Eisenberg [also mentioned as national co-chair in this article; chairman Port Authority during 9/11; director Lower Manhattan Development Corporation]... "
*) March 16, 2008, New York Times, 'McCain Visits Iraq to Meet With Officials': "Senator John McCain arrived in Iraq on Sunday on a trip that was billed as an official visit by a Congressional delegation ... Mr. McCain, Mr. [Joe] Lieberman and Mr. [Lindsey] Graham are also visiting Israel, London [at the Rothschild's] and Paris. Mr. McCain has said the trip is not primarily political." March 15, 2008, Washington Post, 'Senator's Supporters Are Invited to Lunch With a Lord': "Sen. John McCain plans at least one campaign event on his week-long congressional trip to Europe and the Middle East: a March 20 fundraiser in London. An invitation sent out by the campaign says the luncheon will be held at Spencer House, St. James's Place, "by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon Nathaniel Rothschild." Tickets to the invitation-only event cost $1,000 to $2,300. Attire is listed as "lounge suits." The fundraiser will be limited to Americans, as foreigners are not permitted to donate to presidential candidates. McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker said the campaign will reimburse Congress for the political portions of the trip, as well as the senator's flight home, because he is flying separately from the congressional delegation. "We are also paying for the fundraiser and his hotel that evening in London," Hazelbaker said. "We will reimburse the Treasury for the cost of a flight to London."
*) September 17, 2008, Huffington Post, 'Lynn Forester De Rothschild, Top Clinton Fundraiser, Backs McCain': "A top Hillary Rodham Clinton fundraiser threw her support behind Republican John McCain on Wednesday, saying he will lead the country in a centrist fashion and accusing the Democrats of becoming too extreme. "I believe that Barack Obama, with MoveOn.org and Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean, has taken the Democratic Party _ and they will continue to _ too far to the left," Lynn Forester de Rothschild said. "I'm not comfortable there." Rothschild is also a member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee. She said she would be stepping down from her position on the committee but will not switch political parties. Clinton spokeswoman Kathleen Strand said in an e-mail that the New York senator disagrees with Rothschild's decision to endorse McCain."
*) September 18, 2008, Los Angeles Times, 'Lady Rothschild thinks Obama is elitist': "Insanely rich Lynn Forester de Rothschild, an ardent Hillary Clinton supporter who has endorsed John McCain and Sarah Palin, could have spared herself the ridicule coming her way today if she hadn't said she thinks Barack Obama is "an elitist." The differences between the Republican and Democratic candidates are significant, and she could have singled out any number of meaningful positions to explain her move to McCain's side. But elitist? Very, very few people occupy that truly elite niche of wealth, power and privilege that enfolds the family Rothschild. And giving Lady Rothschild her due, she was a fabulously wealthy lawyer and entrepreneur who made $100 million on her own before she married her fabulously wealthy husband (and honeymooned at the White House with Hillary and Bill)."
|||Anonymous letter appearing on Cryptome.info. All the circumstances is what makes it relatively reliable.
cryptome.info/0001/nova-tale.htm (accessed: October 18, 2012)
Laura Dietrich Who's Who: "Born in 1952. Student, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1973. Deputy assistant secretary state [for Human Rights], U.S. Department State, Washington, 1984-87 Special assistant to secretary, Department Interior, Washington, 1983 Deputy director external relations, Agency for International Development, Washington, 1982-83 [USAID; Bolton was general counsel at USAID 1981-1982] Congl. liaison, U.S. Department Labor, Washington, 1981-82 Board directors, National Center for Legis. Research, Washington, 1981-89 Director, National Center for Legis. Research, St. Louis, 1977-81. Director Foundation Management, Inc., Washington, 1982-85. Editor: (monographs) Legislative Policy, 1979, State Anti-Trust Laws, 1979, Public Employee Collective Bargaining, 1979, Nuclear Energy: The Legislative Issues, 1980, The Proposed Washington D.C. Amendment, 1981; author: U.S. Asylum Policy, 1986; contributor editor Saturday Rev., 1984-85. Avocation: fox hunting. Me. Rep. National Committee. Member Foreign Policy Discussion Club, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Marlborough Hunt Club, Middleburg Hunt. Married Paul George Dietrich, December 5, 1978."
*) Roberto D'Aubuisson, Mario Sandoval, Colonel Enrique Bermudez, Stedman Fagoth all liaised with the American Security Council, to a large degree with the CIA's private spook General John Singlaub. Other supporters of these men could be found at Le Cercle. There are or will be separate articles for these aspects.
*) May 13, 1985, The Lewiston Journal, 'Refugees: Judging how real the fears is difficult' (sic): "Probe a little deeper, and, if he trusts you, Arnoldo will say townspeople urged him to flee his village because government troops had put him on a death list – but he has no evidence. … "There has to be a lot more detail than someone just saying, 'I’m on a list and someone is threatening me,'" said Laura Dietrich, who was in charge of turning down or accepting polital asylum applications for Central Americans in the department's Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. But in many cases, counters Dave Boynton of Langley Hills Friends Meeting, a Quaker Church in McLean that aids illegal aliens, "There’s no special proof that the (refugees) are on somebody's hit list, but they have had people close to them massacred and they don’t feel safe." Arnoldo is one of an estimated 16,000 Central Americans living illegally in northern Virginia, out of a total of perhaps 300,000 in the United States. ... But out of the 13,373 Salvadorans who requested political asylum in 1984, only 328 were successful – about 2.5 percent… Thousands of the others were put on planes and flown back to El Salvador. A State Department study of the deportees indicated few faced direct threats upon returning. A department poll of 221 deportees last summer found that one man had been assassinated by, leftist guerillas, after returning, Ms. Dietrich said."
Youtube clip, 'Dick Cheney ex-director of CFR talks to David Rockefeller', uploaded: November 30, 2006
*) Over the years I have found nothing what Gene Wheaton said to be incorrect. On the contrary, over time everything he says seems to make perfect sense. Doesn't mean he doesn't have any ulterior motives, but his information seems to be reliable.
*) January 4, 2002, Gene Wheaton, an intelligence insider and whistleblower since Iran-Contra, during an interview of Matt Ehling on Declassified Radio: "At that black tie party at the Palm Restaurant on the 4th of December in 1985, I was specifically invited by Neil Livingstone [American Security Council strategy board in the 1980s, with James Angleton [his mentor], Ray Cline, General Vernon Walters, General John Singlaub; a later close associate of James Woolsey] and to come in and meet Ollie North, and it was a party to promote Neil Livingstone's book, called "Fighting Back", and the subtitle was "The War on Terrorism". He and a State Department/CIA spook by the name of Terry Arnold wrote that book together and this was the coming-out party for the book, and all the covert operations community, the real snake eaters, were going to be there with black ties. Ollie North was there and Bud McFarland [Robert McFarlane, another close associate of James Woolsey later on] and I don't know, 75 or 100 people in black ties, having drinks and dinner and hobnobbing and they felt like ... the atmosphere at that party was one of 'We are the shadow government running the United States.'... The covert operations subculture and the pyramid system of it is difficult for the average citizen to understand. And I understand it because I saw it, but it’s awfully hard to describe. This stuff goes back to the scandals of the 70s ... of Watergate and Richard Helms, the CIA director, being convicted by Congress of lying to Congress, of Ted Shackley and Tom Clines and Dick Secord and a group of them being forced into retirement as a result of the scandal over Edmond P. Wilson’s training of Libyan terrorists in conjunction with these guys, and moving C-4 explosives to Libya. They decided way back when, '75-'76, during the Pike and Church Committee hearings, that the Congress was their enemy. They felt that the government had betrayed them and that they were the real heroes in this country and that the government became their enemy. In the late 70s, in fact, after Gerry Ford lost the election in ’76 to Jimmy Carter, and then these guys became exposed by Stansfield Turner and crowd for whatever reason ... there were different factions involved in all this stuff, and power plays ... Ted Shackley and Vernon Walters and Frank Carlucci and Ving West and a group of these guys used to have park-bench meetings in the late 70s in McClean, Virginia so nobody could overhear they conversations. They basically said, "With our expertise at placing dictators in power," I’m almost quoting verbatim one of their comments, "why don’t we treat the United States like the world’s biggest banana republic and take it over?" And the first thing they had to do was to get their man in the White House, and that was George Bush. Reagan never really was the president. He was the front man. They selected a guy that had charisma, who was popular, and just a good old boy, but they got George Bush in there to actually run the White House. They’d let Ronald Reagan and Nancy out of the closet and let them make a speech and run them up the flagpole and salute them and put them back in the closet while these spooks ran the White House. They made sure that George Bush was the chairman of each of the critical committees involving these covert operations things. This crowd really believes that the unwashed masses are ignorant, that we are people who are not capable of governing ourselves, that we need this elitist group to control the country, and the world -- these guys have expanded. They look at the United States not as a country, not in any kind of patriotic mode now, but they look on it as a state within a world that they control. And that’s this attitude that they have. They’re not unlike any other megalomaniac in the world. They’re nutty as fruitcake, but they’ve got distinguished gray hair, three-piece dark suits and they carry briefcases, and they’ll stand up and make speeches just as articulate as anybody in the world, but they don’t socialize and function outside their own little clique. My experience with them is that they could be certified as criminally insane and put away in a rubber room and have the key thrown away. That’s how dangerous they are. But they’re powerful, and they’re educated. And that makes them twice as dangerous. And that’s basically what’s running the world right now. If I had not been part of this, and hadn’t seen it first hand, I would not believe a word I’m saying."
* Men working under deputy defense secretary Frank Carlucci all visited Ted Shackley's Cercle group.
*) Gene Wheaton again (January 4, 2002, to Matt Ehling on Declassified Radio): "Ted Shackley and Vernon Walters and Frank Carlucci and Ving West and a group of these guys used to have park-bench meetings in the late 70s in McClean, Virginia so nobody could overhear their conversations. They basically said, "With our expertise at placing dictators in power," I’m almost quoting verbatim one of their comments, "why don’t we treat the United States like the world’s biggest banana republic and take it over?" And the first thing they had to do was to get their man in the White House, and that was George Bush."
*) 2005, Joseph J. Trento, Prelude to Terror, pp. 124-125: "Turner's hiring of Frank Carlucci to replace Hank Knoche was manipulated by Shackley and Bush," William Corson said.3 Carlucci was close to Donald Rumsfeld, who had engineered Bush's appointment by President Ford. Carlucci also had total loyalty to General Richard Secord... and Erich von Marbod. ... According to Shirley Brill, Carlucci and Shackley were also very close friends. Shackley and Clines knew Carlucci from the Chile operations. ... Shackley, according to Soghanalian, had later worked with Calucci in setting up Portugal as a major arms transshipping point for the Middle East. "They played Turner like a violin to get Carlucci the job," Shirley Brill said. ... Weisz told him that "George Bush and James Angleton had been instrumental in putting Weisz where he was.""
*) 2005, Joseph Trento, Prelude to Terror', p. 283: "In the early 1980s, George Bush helped Shackley get established in Kuwait and in the oil business as a consultant. Shackley started Theodore Shackley and Associates and several other companies, which he used as a cover for his work for Bush. For the first time in his life, he was making large amounts of money. … He even told friends that he still had hopes of becoming DCI someday in a future Bush administration. The admiration of Israel by the neocons was shared by Ted Shackley."
*) George H. W. Bush was a senior counselor of the Carlyle Group 1993-2003, under the chairmanship during all this time of Frank Carlucci.
*) 2002, Volume XXV, Number 1 and 2, AFIO magazine Periscope: "2001 donors [life members]: ... Inman, Bobby R. ... Gittinger, John W. ... Hugel, Max ... Jenkins, Carl E. ... Schlesinger, James R. ... Shackley, Theodore ... Spencer, Jr. Thomas R. ... Wannall, W. Raymond ... Webster, William H. ... Wedemeyer, Albert D. ... 26 Anonymous Donors... Special volunteers of time & talent: ... Shackley, Ted; Spencer, Jr., Thomas R. ... New Member Sponsors for 2001: ... Angleton, James ... Critchfield, James; Critchfield, Lois ... Spencer, Thomas ... Corporate partners 2001: Du Pont Investment Bankers, Hill & Associates, Institute of World Politics, ... Lockheed Martin (M&DS), ... Motorola, ... SAIC, ... TRW. ... Current Members of the AFIO Board of Directors: Honorary Board of Directors: Co-Chairmen: Hon. George H. W. Bush; Hon. Gerald R. Ford; Mr. John Barron; Hon. Shirley Temple Black; Hon. Frank C. Carlucci; Dr. Ruth M. Davis; Adm. Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret); Professor Ernest R. May; Mr. John Anson Smith; Hon. William H. Webster; Hon. R. James Woolsey. ... Board Members: ... Mr. Theodore G. Shackley; Thomas R. Spencer Jr., Esq. ... Present Board Members Re-elected for Another Term in 2002: Ted Shackley (Ret)... Officers: President: Mr. S. Eugene Poteat [confirmed Gulf of Tonkin incident was used by White House as a false flag event.]"
*) June 1, 2009, Senza Soste (Livorno, Italy), 'Giancarlo Valori, il nuovo capo della P2 ricevuto in pompamagna a Livorno' ('Giancarlo Valori, the new head of the P2, received in grand style in Livorno'): "The shareholders' meeting of Italintesa SpA awarded him the honorary presidency of the company. Among the shareholders are the American political scientist Edward Luttwak, a former consultant of Italintesa and regular columnist in the papers of the Gruppo Monti and Sicilian Gazzetta del Sud. Like Valori, Luttwak has a contiguous past involving the Atlantic powers that is more or less hidden."
*) September 16, 2008, Farnesina: Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, 'Press release detail': "At 9:15 tomorrow morning Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini will open the sessions of the conference "Italy, Europe and Israel: how to build a privileged partnership" arranged by the Aspen Institute and held in the International Conference Room of the foreign ministry in Rome. ... In addition to Israeli Minister of Welfare Isaac Herzog, who will also hold a meeting with Minister Frattini, other participants are to include ... Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs Tremonti and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Massimo D'Alema, business world such as Carlo De Benedetti [protege of the Agnellis], Piero Gnudi, Giancarlo Elia Valori, and journalism, including Renato Mannheimer, Edward Luttwak, Arrigo Levi, as well as major representatives of the Jewish community such as Chief Rabbi Di Segni and President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities Gattegna." Luttwak and Valori (Le Cercle, P2, and major behind-the-scenes player in Italy) both have also been involved in the company Italintesa.
2014, Johannes Grossmann, 'Die Internationale der Konservativen. Transnationale Elitenzirkel und private Außenpolitik in Westeuropa seit 1945', p. 544: "Aus Italien stiessen in den 1980er Jahren lediglich der fruhere Generalkommandant der Carabinieri, Umberto Cappuzzo, und der evenfalls in Vaduzer Institut engagierte Giancarlo Valori zum Cercle"
June 1, 2009, Senza Soste (Livorno, Italy), 'Giancarlo Valori, il nuovo capo della P2 ricevuto in pompamagna a Livorno' ('Giancarlo Valori, the new head of the P2, received in grand style in Livorno'): "Valori enrolled in the P2 (card 283) and with Licio Gelli he is one of the instigators of the reactionary right in the period of the new Argentine president Peron, in which they create the conditions for the military dictatorship of 1976-1983 [of Videla and the P2's Admiral Emilio Eduardo Massera]. But Gelli, on the pretext of his frequent Vatican visits, expels Valori from the P2, to successfully become the main reference point for politicians in Buenos Aires. Valori doesn't mind that much and continues his frequent visits to the intelligence community and the underbelly of politics. He knows [SISMI head] General [Giuseppe] Santovito, also a P2 member; [P2 member] Mino Pecorelli, [the Banco Ambrosiano and Bologno bombing-linked] Francesco Pazienza and other protagonists of the conspiracies in those years. Because these ties are certainly not ordinary among Italian managers and entrepreneurs, Valori is repeatedly called to testify in key investigations of the early 80s, those of the Rome prosecutors into the P2, of Judge Carlo Palermo into arms trafficking, of Rosario Priore's report on his relations with the Arab countries, in the context of the investigation into the massacre of Ustica. ... In 1981, when the P2 lists are discovered, Giancarlo Elia Valori is the only one who has been "expelled", so the investigation only touches him marginally. It is said that Tina Anselmi, president of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry [into the P2 Lodge], absolutely doesn't want to talk about him: "I have nothing to say about that gentleman." ... Valori likes to present himself as a professor of international politics and his views are similar to those of the far right Zionists. And he is one of the sponsors of the grotesque Islamic repentent Magdi Allam, and a theorist of a clash of civilizations against Islam. In the preface of a book of Allam he writes: "It is the defense of Israel that is the new platform of European and US grand strategy... The book of Magdi Allam is a good start for this project." He is firmly opposed to the idea of a Palestinian state, indeed, the very idea of Palestinian people: "We need to change the register: Palestine, which does not exist as a geopolitical entity, is not the solution, but the problem. Speaking of the Palestinian people … means accepting their independence, at least in semantics." Valori proposes the attribution to Israel of most of the occupied territories, while the Gaza Strip and the West Bank should be assigned respectively to Egypt and Jordan."
1976, Pike Report, pp. 112-113: "Upon hearing testimony from Helms in February 1973, Senator Church's Multinational Corporations Subcommittee informed the CIA on 21 February 1973 that it had found “significant discrepancies” between Helms’s testimony and data ITT had supplied. On that same day, Theodore Shackley (Chief, Western Hemisphere Division, DP) took the first step to limit damage to the Agency. He recommended to DCI Schlesinger that the Agency should work [through Senators Stennis or Symington who "could be persuaded" to agree to a "controlled appearance" for the DCI before the Multinational Corporations Subcommitte] … Two days later, on 23 February 1973, Agency officers began quiet efforts with the help of Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson, a close friend of the CIA, to blunt Senator Church's scrutiny of CIA, Chile, and Richard Helms. Jackson offered his protective assistance in a remarkable backstage meeting he had with Ted Shackley and CIA Congressional liaison chief John Maury the next day. … [Jackson made several suggestions on how to protect the CIA, as written down by Shackley] … Jackson pledged to work with CIA "to see that we got this protection." Shackley noted that Senator Jackson, who had been "extremely helpful," believed that it was "essential" to prevent the establishing of any procedure that could call upon CIA to testify before a wide variety of Congressional committees. Following that meeting, Shackley and Maury at once briefed Colby, who was then CIA's Executive Director, and Tom Keramessines, the DDP. DCI Schlesinger then asked Senator Jackson to set the wheels in motion for Senator McClellan to call a special meeting of his Oversight Committee. Three weeks later, on 13 March, CIA’s senatorial friends arranged to shield the Agency from unwanted scrutiny… McClellan, Symington, Jackson, John Pastore (D-RI), Strom Thurmond (R-SC, and Roman Hruska R-NE). Colby, Shackley, and Maury accompanied DCI Schlesinger." p. 173: "[CIA legal counsel Mitchell] Rogovin … accused Pike's staff of having stolen a copy of the [Ted Shackley] memorandum outlining the sensitive meeting of CIA officers with Senator "Scoop" Jackson in May 1973…"
S. Hrg. 103-296. Hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States, nomination of R. James Woolsey to be director of Central Intelligence, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, 1993, p. 32: "Member, Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1974-Present. ... Friends of the National Zoo, National Zoological Park, Member, 1975-Present. ... Regent, Smithsonian Institution, 1990-Present. ... The Atlantic Council of the United States, Director, 1992-Present, 1981-1989. ... Center for Strategic & International Studies, Member, Board of Trustees, 1988-1989 & 1991-Present. ... Council on Foreign Relations, Member, 1975-Present. ... Senator CHAFEE. Mr. Chairman, I would also like to add that we have an extraordinary array of Rhodes Scholars here today. It seems to be a Mafia that has suddenly taken over the Administration. And as- I watched Senator Lugar praise Mr. Woolsey, I thought there was a connection there. Senator JOHNSTON. It's called the "Old Boy Network." Senator CHAFEE. That's right. I don't know what the secret, grip is, but -- [General laughter.] ... Senator KERREY of Nebraska. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. - Ambassador Woolsey, you may have noted earlier that -I am not a Rhodes Scholar, and in fact many people in Nebraska-wonder how it is possible for me to serve on any Committee called the Intelligence Committee. [General laughter.] ... Chairman DECONCINI: ... [Woolsey's] academic and professional credentials are impeccable. A graduate of Stanford, where he became a Rhodes scholar, with a graduate degree from Oxford and a law degree from Yale Law School"
|||August 2, 1989, CSIS board document. [link]|
S. Hrg. 103-296. Hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States, nomination of R. James Woolsey to be director of Central Intelligence, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, 1993, p. 32: "Clients Billed More than $500 Worth of My Services Durina Past 5 Years: - Aerospace Corporation - Bell Communications Research, - Bolt, Baranek & Newman - The Carlyle Group - Center for Strategic & International Studies - Center for Naval Analysis - Clean Sites - Cornell University - DynCorp.- - Fairchild Industries. - . General Dynamics - Insilco - Litton Industries - Martin Marietta Corporation - McDonnell Douglas Corporation - M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory - NationalAcademy of Sciences - National Security-Council - Newmont - Penn -Central Corporation - Plessey, - Rockwell -International Corporation - SAIC - Shack & Kimball - Southern Steamship Ltd. - Thiokol - Thomson, CSF - The Titan Corporation - United Technologies Corporation - Young & Rubicam." Also lists directorships in some of these corporations.
*) S. Hrg. 103-296. Hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States, nomination of R. James Woolsey to be director of Central Intelligence, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, 1993: "Includes also: "Joint Strategic Targetting and Planning Staff, Scientific Advisory Group, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, 68113, advisor, 1987-1988.""
*) Suzanne Woolsey: Wife of James Woolsey. BA Stanford psychology. Doctorate in Social and Clinical Psychology from Harvard. Research program director at the Rockefeller-funded Urban Institute 1975-1977, with trustees over the years as Katharine Graham, Cyrus Vance, John Deutch, Warren Buffett (close to Larry King of Franklin Affair and Offutt - see ISGP's 9/11 article for details), Robert McNamara, Carla Hills, Henry G. Cisneros and Vernon Jordan (Lazard). Partner of Coopers & Lybrand 1980-1989. Married to James Woolsey around 1970. 1977, Government Research Corporation, National Journal, p. 256: "[Suzanne Woolsey] had been on the staff of the Urban Institute for two years..." Associate director U.S. Office of Management and Budget 1977-1980. Executive director of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council 1989-1993. Chief Operating Officer of the NAS/NRC 1993-2000. Chief communications officer NAS/NRC 2001-2003.
S. Hrg. 103-296. Hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States, nomination of R. James Woolsey to be director of Central Intelligence, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, 1993, p. 32: "Jamestown Foundation. Director 1986-1989. ... Member, board of Advisors: 1992-Present. Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs: Member, Advisory Board 1988-1989, 1991-Present."
*) Senator Henry Jackson was a co-founder and early board member of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (according to a 2011 JINSA email to ISGP).
*) December 14, 1986, Gadsden Times, 'Conservative scholar believed key figure in Iran deal': "Ledeen has been identified in Israel and in the United States as being a key player in the initial talks that eventually resulted in the sale of weapons – through Israel – to Iran in the summer of 1985. … Ledeen’s name was also raised in connection with a 1985 meeting with arms merchant Manucher Ghorbanifar, an Iranian expatriate, who, along with Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian, were middlemen in the deals. … Ledeen told associates that he met Ghorbanifar several times in Europe between July and December 1985, the Chicago Tribune reported a month ago. … Israeli officials in Jerusalem said Ledeen told former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres in the early spring of 1985 that the United States wanted to re-establish contact with Iran. … Hours after speaking with Ledeen, peres talked to Al Schwimmer, the U.S.-born founder of Israel Aircraft Industries, according to a report in Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper. … It was Schwimmer’s idea to bater weapons for Buckley’s freedom, and Schwimmer turned for help to Israeli arms dealer Yaacov Nimrodi, according to the paper. Ledeen is a founder of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs." February 2, 1987, Boca Raton News, p. 3A: "[Michael] Ledeen said he has spent a month in Israel on two occasions, staying with his family at quarters furnished at favorable rates by the privately funded Jerusalem Foundation. He said he has been an editor and board member of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, which advocates close U.S.-Israeli military ties."
*) See also note 18.
*) Jackson and Cline were both involved in the American Security Council.
*) 2006, Joseph Trento, 'Prelude to Terror', p. 283: "The admiration of Israel by the neocons was shared by Ted Shackley. One of Shackley's friends and business associates was Michael Ledeen... Lawrence Walsh, the Iran-Contra special prosecutor, wrote in his book 'Firewall': "Ledeen was more than a messenger. He had pressed McFarlane to open discussion with (Shimon) Peres and had become the Washington spokesman for the Israeli arms merchants and Ghorbanifar. It was Ledeen who would use Shackley--and his influence with Bush--to orchestrate what would become the arms-for-hostages scheme with Israel as a partner. Ledeen was a certified good guy to the private intelligence network. He had lobbied hard against the prosecution of Tom Clines and Richard Secord over EATSCO."
*) In 1980, Ledeen worked for the Italian military intelligence service as a "risk assessment" consultant. In 1981, Michael Ledeen then became Special Adviser to secretary of state Alexander Haig.
*) July 2006, Vanity Fair, 'The War They Wanted, the Lies They Needed': "The first took place in 1980, when Francesco Pazienza, a charming and sophisticated Propaganda Due operative at the highest levels of SISMI, allegedly teamed up with an American named Michael Ledeen, a Rome correspondent for The New Republic. According to The Wall Street Journal, Pazienza said he first met Ledeen that summer, through a SISMI agent in New York who was working under the cover of a U.N. job. ... A 1985 investigation by Jonathan Kwitny in The Wall Street Journal reported that the New Republic article was part of a larger disinformation scam run by Ledeen and SISMI to tilt the election, and that “Billy Carter wasn’t the only one allegedly getting money from a foreign government.” According to Pazienza, Kwitny reported, Michael Ledeen had received at least $120,000 from SISMI in 1980 or 1981 for his work on Billygate [with Arnaud de Borchgrave] and other projects. Ledeen even had a coded identity, Z-3, and had money sent to him in a Bermuda bank account, Pazienza said. Ledeen told the Journal that a consulting firm he owned, I.S.I., worked for SISMI and may have received the money. He said he did not recall whether he had a coded identity. ... Pazienza was subsequently convicted in absentia on multiple charges, including having used extortion and fraud to obtain embarrassing facts about Billy Carter. Ledeen was never charged with any crime, but he was cited in Pazienza’s indictment, which read, “With the illicit support of the SISMI and in collaboration with the well-known American ‘Italianist’ Michael Ledeen, Pazienza succeeded in extorting, also using fraudulent means, information … on the Libyan business of Billy Carter, the brother of the then President of the United States.” In an interview with Vanity Fair, Ledeen denied having worked with Pazienza or Propaganda Due as part of a disinformation scheme. “I knew Pazienza,” he explained. “I didn’t think P-2 existed. I thought it was all nonsense—typical Italian fantasy.” He added, “I’m not aware that anything in [the Billygate] story turned out to be false.” Asked if he had worked with SISMI, Ledeen told Vanity Fair, “No,” then added, “I had a project with SISMI—one project.” He described it as a simple “desktop” exercise in 1979 or 1980, in which he taught Italian intelligence how to deal with U.S. officials on extradition matters. His fee, he said, was about $10,000."
*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', pp. 74-75: "Frank Gigliotti [Presbyterian/Methodist priest; one-time assistant to a hypnotist; worked with teenaged boys, for whom he organized a social club with the peculiar name Giuseppe Mazzini Club; OSS Italy; Mason] of the US Masonic Lodge personally recruited Gelli and instructed him to set up an anti-Communist parallel government in Italy in close cooperation with the CIA station in Rome. 'It was Ted Shackley [Le Cercle], director of all covert operations of the CIA in Italy in the 1970s', an internal report of the Italian anti-terrorism unit confirmed, 'who presented the chief of the Masonic Lodge to Alexander Haig'. According to the document, Nixon's Military adviser General Haig [later Pilgrims Society executive], who had commanded US troops in vietnam and thereafter from 1974 to 1979 served as NATO's SACEUR, and Nixon's National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger [Pilgrims Society; Le Cercle] 'authorized Gelli in the fall of 1969 to recruit 400 high ranking Italian and NATO officers into his lodge'. (60)"
*) 1993, JINSA, 'Security Affairs', p. 12: "Officers: ... Vice Chairman - Morris J. Amitay [executive director AIPAC] ... Advisory Board: Amb. Max Kampelman, Chr.; Douglas Feith, Vice Chr., ... The Hon. Jack Kemp, The Hon. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, ... Prof. Michael Ledeen, ... Joshua Muravchik, The Hon. Richard Perle, ... Prof. Eugene V, Rostow, Adm. Sumner Shapiro (Ret.), ... Gen. John Vogt (Ret.), Adm. Elmo Zumwalt (Ret.). ... Amb. Paul D. Wolfowitz, now Co-Chairman of JINSA's Board of Advisors... "
*) JINSA website, advisory council (accessed: July 11, 2001): "Hon. John Bolton ... Hon. Dick Cheney ... Adm. David Jeremiah ... Amb. max M. Kampelman ... Hon. Jack Kemp ... Dr. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick ... Prof. Michael Ledeen ... The Hon. Richard Perle ... Prof. Eugene Rostow ... R. Adm. Sumner Shapiro ... Hon. R. James Woolsey." Bolton and Cheney gone by December 18 checkup, but the rest is still there. Bolton later returned to the board.
January 18, 2012, Forward magazine, 'JINSA Leadership in Flux After Ouster Perle and Woolsey Quit Hawkish Jewish Security Think Tank': "The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs recently terminated the second-highest-ranking staff member, who has been with the organization for more than three decades. The move, a culmination of months of internal struggle, prompted several conservative icons to quit the group’s advisory board in protest. Among those turning their back on JINSA were former CIA director James Woolsey, former top Pentagon official Richard Perle and neoconservative figure Michael Ledeen. ... JINSA, was founded in 1976, three years after Israel’s Yom Kippur War; one of its main goals was to ensure strong military cooperation between the United States and Israel by educating the American defense establishment on Israel’s strategic importance. ... News of JINSA’s troubled internal relations surfaced January 10 with the announcement that Shoshana Bryen, until recently senior director for security policy, had joined the Jewish Policy Center, an up-and-coming conservative Jewish think tank associated with the Republican Jewish Coalition. The statement marked the end of a months-long battle between Bryen and her bosses. Bryen had been at JINSA for 32 years and, according to a prominent lay leader, was considered its “public face.” She served as JINSA’s executive director from 1981 to 1991 and is credited with transforming the organization from a small think tank into a player in the Washington conservative scene. She later took charge of issues relating to defense policies and was the main author of the group’s reports and position papers. Bryen’s blunt analysis of the Middle East gave her a reputation as a hawkish straight shooter, short on nuance and willing to take on the conventional wisdom. For instance, she opposed talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization even when negotiations were endorsed by a Republican administration; even now, defying much of the rhetoric of supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, she thinks an Israeli attack on Iran is unlikely. It is this style that, according to a key JINSA lay leader, got Bryen in trouble. Accounts provided to the Forward by board members and individuals close to the organization, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the personal nature of the dispute, portrayed a tense relationship between Bryen and JINSA’s president, David Ganz, a successful Boston businessman who is also the group’s largest single donor. The two have sparred over issues relating to JINSA’s future and the focus of its programs. Officials involved with the group said that Ganz viewed Bryen’s direct style and her open opposition to decisions made by the board as problematic."
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*) 1957, Stanford Research Institute, 'Report of Operations': "Board of Directors: Mr. S. D. Bechtel ... John A. McCone [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay] ..."
*) 1960, Public Power, Volume 18, p. 11: "Mr. McCone became chairman of AEC in 1958 after a career in shipbuilding and cargo ship operation in California. An engineer, Mr. *) 1957, Stanford Research Institute, 'Report of Operations': "Board of Directors: Mr. S. D. Bechtel ... John A. McCone [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay] ..."
*) 1960, Public Power, Volume 18, p. 11: "Mr. McCone became chairman of AEC in 1958 after a career in shipbuilding and cargo ship operation in California. An engineer, Mr. McCone is a director of Stanford Research Institute, a trustee of the California Institute of Technology [Caltech], and a regent of Loyola University in Los Angeles."
*) 1967, Senate Select Committee on Small Business, 'Regional export expansion', p. 455: "SRI Board Committee: Stephen D. Bechtel [Bohemian Grove] ... Paul L. Davies [Bohemian Grove], Senior Partner, Lehman Brothers ... Edgar F. Kaiser [Bohemian Grove], President, Kaiser Industries Corporation; David Packard [chair Hewlett Packard; Bohemian Grove camp Silverado Squatters] ... Edmund W. Littlefield [Bohemian Grove]..."
*) 1972, issue 12, journal of the Stanford Research Institute/SRI International, pp. 43-46: "SRI INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: Charles A. Anderson, President, Stanford Research Institute; Stephen D. Bechtel [Bohemian Grove; 1001 Club], Senior Director, Bechtel Corporation; S. Clark Beise, President (Retired), Bank of America, N.T. & S.A.; Edward W. Carter, President, Broadway-Hale Stores, Inc.; Paul L. Davies [Jr.; Bohemian Grove camp Peidmont; brother-in-law of Stephen Bechtel Jr. and uncle of Riley Bechtel.], Senior Partner, Lehman Brothers; Gwin Follis, Past Chairman Standard Oil Company of California; Weldon B. Gibson [Bohemian Grove camp Rough 'n Ready], Executive Vice President and President, SRI International, Stanford Research Institute; Fred L. Hartley [Bohemian Grove; Rockwell; Unocal], President Union Oil Company of California; Edgar F. Kaiser [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay], Chairman of the Board Kaiser Industries Corporation; E. W. Littlefield [Bechtel; Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay; Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences], Chairman of the Board Utah Construction & Mining Co.; D.J. Russell, Chairman Southern Pacific Company; Gardiner Symonds [Bohemian Grove], Chairman of the Board Tenneco Inc. ... SRI INTERNATIONAL ADVISERS: Kamel Abdul Rahman, Chairman The Consolidated Contractors Co. S.A.L. (Lebanon) [founder CCC with the Khoury brothers, all Palestinians living in exile in Lebanon (came to know and work with Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Rafik Hariri, Nursultan Nazarbayev, etc.); subcontractor of Bechtel since the early 1960s for pipelines, oil fields and residential buildings in Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia (partnered with Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, a brother of the Saudi king and father of billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal), Iraq (Iraq Petroleum Company; build the Abu Graib prison later used by Saddam) and Iran (Anglo-American Oil Company)]; Giovanni Agnelli [1001 Club; Bilderberg steering committee], President FIAT, S.p.A (Italy); Ignacio Herrero Garralda, Marquis de Aledo, Presidente Union Explosivos Rio Tinto, S.A. (Spain) [1913-1999; director since 1931, president 1961-1995, honorary chair since 1995 of the family bank Banco Herrero; director Unión Espanola de Explosivos][1913-1999; director since 1931, president 1961-1995, honorary chair since 1995 of the family bank Banco Herrero; director Unión Espanola de Explosivos]; Paulo Ayres Filho, President Instituto Pinheiros, Produtos Terapeuticos, S.A. (Brazil) [1977, Jan Knippers Black, 'United States Penetration of Brazil', pp. 82-85: "The Institute of Research and Social Studies (Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Sociais--IPES) was formally established in 1961, largely through the efforts of Paulo Ayres Filho and Gilbert Huber, Jr. Ayers ... had been strongly influenced in the early 1950s by the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, which had proselytized for limited government and free enterprise. ... Ayres, who (according to a sympathetic account in Fortune magazine) tended to apply the term "Communism" to a broad spectrum of political thought: ... student groups, labor unions... The sources and extent of funding for IPES remain something of a mystery. .... Rojas maintained that of the 398 firms in Rio and Sao Paulo listed by IPES as contributors, 297 were actually "North American firms with Brazilian names." ... Niles Bond confirmed to this author that many of the IPES businessmen were associated with U.S. firms. ... IPES, like IBAD,had hired a network of retired military officers to exert influence on those on active duty... "; March 2, 2014, Operamundi (Brazil), 'Elite econômica que deu golpe no Brasil tinha braços internacionais, diz historiadora' ('Coup of Brazil's economic elite has had international assistance, says historian'): " ... the Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Sociais [IPES; Institute of Research and Social Studies], an organization founded with the goal of defending "free enterprise" and the "market economy", but in practice worked as a meeting place for conservative academics, entrepreneurs and military officers bent on destabilizing the government of Joao Goulart (1961-1964). ... Paul Ayres Filho, a staunch anticommunist and a founder of IPES. ... "Important characters of the Latin American business community were somehow involved with Americans," says Martina. ... [There exist] correspondences of a "quite personal nature, and even intimate", between Ayres Filho and David Rockefeller... In 1963 , a New York-based event [brought] together 67 businessmen from 11 countries of the continent . On occasion , five Brazilian executives - almost all of the important leaders of IPES - were able to establish contact with the upper echelons of U.S. politics and the economy. Paul Ayres Filho was one of them. Not by coincidence, one of the favorite themes of the Americans at the meeting was a discussion of the Alianca para o Progresso. ... David [Rockefeller] and his brother Nelson ... were two of the biggest enthusiasts of the Alianca para o Progresso, ... an anticommunist program for regional integration carried out by the U.S. at the height of the Cold War to fight against what its proponents termed the "Cubanization" of the continent." ... April 4, 2014, Controversia (Brazil), 'Ditadura & Grandes Empresários: outro caso emblemático': "The involvement of major chemical, pharmaceutical and plastic industries supporting the coup of April 1964 is now abundantly proved. The excellent documentary "Cidadao Boilesen", released in 2009 and directed by filmmaker Chaim Litewski shows the structuring and financing of Sao Paulo businessmen and bankers of OBAN (Operacao Bandeirantes), an investigative and torture center set up by the Brazilian Army in 1969 to combat leftist organizations... The OBAN signified repressive power controlled and funded directly by the owners of capital ... and executed by uniformed agents of the State [and] CIA... Military and paramilitary groups, sadistically, used to accompany torture sessions in OBAN. ... According to Elio Gaspari, in his book "The blatant dictatorship," the first meeting organized to raise funds for OBAN was convened by Delfim Netto, then Minister of Finance, and with the participation of 15 entrepreneurs and bankers, as Gaston Bueno Vidigal , owner of the Mercantile Bank of St. Paul, who was also president of the club Paulistano. There, on Thursdays, used to promote business lunches and often invited Delfim Netto to present analyzes of economic conditions. At the end of the lecture, donation for OBAN were collected. Pery Igel, owner of Grupo Ultra and patron of Boilesen, certainly was one of the leading financiers of OBAN, alongside Paul Ayres Filho, owner of Pine Pharmaceutical, and executives of U.S. automakers Ford and General Motors."]; Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony [owned tanker fleet and a charter airline], Chairman Borini-Prono & Company (Nigeria [important oil country]) Limited; Andres Boulton, ............ A. H. Estehaj, Chairman & President, Iranian's Bank (Tehran); Nejat F. Eczacebaji, Chairman of the Board, Eczacibaji, Ilac Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey); Resid Serif Egeli, General manager, Industrial Development Bank, Bank of Turkey; Goran Ehrnrooth, Chairman Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board Ab Nordiska Foreningsbanken (Finland) Amirali H. Fancy, Chairman Industrial Managements Ltd. (Pakistan) Abdol Ali Farmanfarmaian, Chairman and President Pars Oil Company (Iran) Carlos Ferreyros R., Chairman Enrique Ferreyros y Cia. S.A. (Peru); J. C. Fletcher Holdings Limited (New Zealand); Sir Archibald Forbes [executive Pilgrims Society], Chairman, Midland Bank Limited (England); Abraham Friedmann [U.S. Israel Business Council], Managing Director, The Israel Central Trade & Investment Co. Ltd.; ... Emmett Harmon, Director, Claratown Engineers, Ltd. (Liberia); Georg Heberlein, Chairman Heberlein Holding AG (Switzerland); Wilhelm Hendricks, Mitglied des Vorstandes Allgemeinen Warentreuhand Aktiengesellschaft (Austria); A. R. Horton, President Bank of Liberia; Taizo Ishizaka, Counsellor Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan); Yoshizane Iwasa, Chairman The Fuji Bank, Limited (Japan) Axel Ax:son Johnson, President Rederiaktiebolaget Nordstjernan (Johnson Line) (Sweden); Nik A. Kamil, Chairman, Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) [1001 Club]; Adnan M. Khashoggi, President, Triad Corporation (Saudi Arabia); S. L. Kirloskar, Chairman, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (India) [1001 Club]; G. S. J. Kuschke, Managing Director, Industrial Development Corporation of South America Limited; Ahmad Ladjevardi, President, Behshahr Industrial Group (Iran); Baron Lambert, Chairman Banque Lambert (Belgium); Edmond Lanier, President, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (France); Luis G. Legorreta, Presidente de honor, Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A.; F. J. Leu, President, Hualon-Teijin Corporation (Republic of China); Lien Ying Chow, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Overseas Union Bank, Limited (Singapore); Juan Llado Sanchez-Blanco, Consejero-Delegado Banco Urquijo (Spain) J. H. Loudon, Chairman of the Board Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Netherlands and England) [1001 Club]; Ali Mabrouk, Owner and Chairman Societe Industrielle de Peches et de Conserves Alimentaires (Tunesia); Jayant M. Madhvani, Director, Muljibhai Madhvani & Co., Ltd. (Uganda); W. D. McPherson, Chairman of Directors McPhersons Limited (Australia); Gabriel A. Mejia, Gerente General Cementos de Honduras, S.A.; Jorge Mejia S., President Banco de Bogota (Colombia) Eugenio Mendoza, President C. A. Venezolana de Cementos (Venezuela) Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, Chairman of the Chairman of the Board A. P. Mcller (Denmark) Ernst Wolf Mommsen, Chairman Saarbergwerke AG (Germany); Roberto Motta, Senior Partner Roberto Motta, , S.A. (Republic of Panama); Sukum Navapan, President, The Thai Military Bank, Ltd. (Thailand) [1001 Club]; Hisham M. Nazer, President Central Planning Organization (Saudi Arabia) Max Nokin, Governor Societe Generale de Belgique (Belgium); Semei Nyanzi, Chairman Uganda Development Corporation Limited; Tsunao Okumura, Chairman of the Board, The Nomura Industries Group (Japan); Suliman Saleh Olayan, Chairman, Olayan Group of Companies (Saudi Arabia); H. F. Oppenheimer, Chairman, Anglo American Crporation of South Africa, Limited [1001 Club]; Mogens Pagh, Chairman and Managing Director, The East Asiatic Company, Ltd. (Denmark); Frederik J. Philips, President N. V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken (Netherlands); M. A. Rangoonwala, Chairman, Burma Oil Mills Limited (Pakistan); Jorge Ross O., President, Compania de Refineria de Azacar de Vina del Mar (Chile); Shuei Sakihama, Chairman of the Board and President, Bank of the Ryukyus (Okinawa); Sir Frederic Seebohm, Chairman, Barclays Bank D.C.O. (England); Mohamed A. Selim, Chairman and Managing Director, The General Petroleum Co. S.A.E. (United Arab Republic); S. H. Shammas, Managing Partner Contracting and Trading Company (Lebanon) Torcuato A. Sozio, Director Siam Di Telia Ltda. (Argentina) Washington SyCip, Managing Partner SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (Philippines); Sir Colin Syme, Chairman Tubemakers of Australia Ltd. Julius Tahija, Chairman of Managing Board P. T. Caltex Pacific Indonesia [1001 Club]; J. R. D. Tata, Chairman Tata Industries Private Limited (India); A. G. Tsatsos, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director General Cement Company, S.A. (Greece); W. O. Twaits, Chairman Imperial Oil Limited (Canada); Gustavo J. Vollmer, President Central El Palmar, S.A. (Venezuela); Sven Vug, President Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse (Norway); Roberto T. Villanueva, President, Trans-Philippines Investment Corporation; Marcus Wallenberg [1001 Club], Chairman of the Board Stockholms Enskilda Bank (Sweden); Hans A. Wuttke, Managing Partner M. M. Warburg-Brinckmann, Wirtz & Co. (Germany) SRI INTERNATIONAL, NO. ... [p. 45, small print:] There is no greater need in the developing countries than that of skilled, competent managers. Multinational concerns can do much to help fill this need. They can meet their social obligations and serve their own short- and long-run interests by carefully coordinated programs of assistance to management training centers."
*) 1984, SRI Internatinal, 'Report of Operations', pp. 30-31: "SRI INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ... H. J. Haynes [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay; chair Chevron; director Boeing], Chairman of the Board, SRI ... Roy A. Anderson [CEO Lockheed] ... Samuel H. Armacost [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay] ... B. F. Biaggini [Bohemian Grove] ... A. W. Clausen [Bohemian Grove camp Hill Billies] ... Myron Du Bain [Bohemian Grove camp Midway], President, Amfac; Philip Hawley [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay], Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc. ... Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay] ... E. W. Littlefield [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay, Edgehill and Rattlers; Bechtel; GE; Chrysler; HP] ... Frederick W. Mielke, Jr. [Bohemian Grove camp Toyland; chair PG&E] ... William J. Perry, Jr. [known speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1997] ... Carl E. Reichardt [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay; chair Wells Fargo; vice chair Ford; director PG&E] ... Directors Emeriti: S. D. Bechtel ... Edward W. Carter Bohemian Grove camp Owl's Nest]..."
*) September 2005, 'Caltech Catalog', section six, Trustees, Administration, Faculty, p. 507: "Senior Trustees (with date of first election and date of election as Senior Trustee) ... Bobby R. Inman (1989, 2003) ... Life Trustees (with date of first election and date of election as Life Trustee): Robert Anderson (1975, 2002), Chairman Emeritus Rockwell International Corporation; Robert O. Anderson (1967, 1989), Chairman and CEO (Retired) Atlantic Richfield Company; Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1967, 1997), Chairman Emeritus and Director Bechtel Group, Inc. ... William R. Gould (1978, 2001), Chairman Emeritus Southern California Edison Co.; Philip M. Hawley (1975, 1997), President P. M. Hawley, Inc.; Robert S. McNamara (1969, 1988) ... Ruben F. Mettler (1969, 1995), Chairman Emeritus Retired Chairman and CEO TRW Inc.; Simon Ramo (1964, 1985) Co-Founder & Director Emeritus TRW Inc. ... Robert J. Schultz (1991, 2002), Vice Chairman (Retired) General Motors Corporation ... Charles H. Townes (1979, 1987) [co-founder JASON Group; MITRE; RAND]"
*) A few additional names: 1992-1993, 'Caltech Catalog', section six, Trustees, Administration, Faculty, pp. 331-334: "Trustees (with date offirst election) ... Thomas H. Cruikshank (1991), Chairman and CEO Halliburton Company ... Frank G. Wells (1989), President and COO The Walt Disney Company; Albert D. Wheelon (1987), Chairman and CEO (Retired) Hughes Aircraft Company. ... Life Trustees: ... LewR. Wasserman (1971,1987) Chairman and CEO MCA Inc. ... Jet Propulsion Laboratory Committee [JPL Oversight Committee]- ... B.R. Inman..." is a director of Stanford Research Institute, a trustee of the California Institute of Technology [Caltech], and a regent of Loyola University in Los Angeles."
*) 1967, Senate Select Committee on Small Business, 'Regional export expansion', p. 455: "SRI Board Committee: Stephen D. Bechtel ... Paul L. Davies, Senior Partner, Lehman Brothers ... Edgar F. Kaiser, President, Kaiser Industries Corporation; David Packard [chair Hewlett Packard; Bohemian Grove camp Silverado Squatters] ... Edmund W. Littlefield..."
*) 1972, issue 12, journal of the Stanford Research Institute/SRI International, pp. 43-46: "SRI INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: Charles A. Anderson, President, Stanford Research Institute; Stephen D. Bechtel [Bohemian Grove; 1001 Club], Senior Director, Bechtel Corporation; S. Clark Beise, President (Retired), Bank of America, N.T. & S.A.; Edward W. Carter, President, Broadway-Hale Stores, Inc.; Paul L. Davies [Jr.; Bohemian Grove camp Peidmont; brother-in-law of Stephen Bechtel Jr. and uncle of Riley Bechtel.], Senior Partner, Lehman Brothers; Gwin Follis, Past Chairman Standard Oil Company of California; Weldon B. Gibson [Bohemian Grove camp Rough 'n Ready], Executive Vice President and President, SRI International, Stanford Research Institute; Fred L. Hartley [Bohemian Grove; Rockwell; Unocal], President Union Oil Company of California; Edgar F. Kaiser [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay], Chairman of the Board Kaiser Industries Corporation; E. W. Littlefield [Bechtel; Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay; Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences], Chairman of the Board Utah Construction & Mining Co.; D.J. Russell, Chairman Southern Pacific Company; Gardiner Symonds [Bohemian Grove], Chairman of the Board Tenneco Inc. ... SRI INTERNATIONAL ADVISERS: Kamel Abdul Rahman, Chairman The Consolidated Contractors Co. S.A.L. (Lebanon) [founder CCC with the Khoury brothers, all Palestinians living in exile in Lebanon (came to know and work with Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Rafik Hariri, Nursultan Nazarbayev, etc.); subcontractor of Bechtel since the early 1960s for pipelines, oil fields and residential buildings in Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia (partnered with Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, a brother of the Saudi king and father of billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal), Iraq (Iraq Petroleum Company; build the Abu Graib prison later used by Saddam) and Iran (Anglo-American Oil Company)]; Giovanni Agnelli, President FIAT, S.p.A (Italy); Ignacio Herrero Garralda, Marquis de Aledo, Presidente Union Explosivos Rio Tinto, S.A. (Spain) [1913-1999; director since 1931, president 1961-1995, honorary chair since 1995 of the family bank Banco Herrero; director Unión Espanola de Explosivos][1913-1999; director since 1931, president 1961-1995, honorary chair since 1995 of the family bank Banco Herrero; director Unión Espanola de Explosivos]; Paulo Ayres Filho, President Instituto Pinheiros, Produtos Terapeuticos, S.A. (Brazil) [1977, Jan Knippers Black, 'United States Penetration of Brazil', pp. 82-85: "The Institute f Research and Social Studies (Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Sociais--IPES) was formally established in 1961, largely through the efforts of Paulo Ayres Filho and Gilbert Huber, Jr. Ayers ... had been strongly influenced in the early 1950s by the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, which had proselytized for limited government and free enterprise. ... Ayres, who (according to a sympathetic account in Fortune magazine) tended to apply the term "Communism" to a broad spectrum of political thought: ... student groups, labor unions... The sources and extent of funding for IPES remain something of a mystery. .... Rojas maintained that of the 398 firms in Rio and Sao Paulo listed by IPES as contributors, 297 were actually "North American firms with Brazilian names." ... Niles Bond confirmed to this author that many of the IPES businessmen were associated with U.S. firms. ... IPES, like IBAD,had hired a network of retired military officers to exert influence on those on active duty... "; March 2, 2014, Operamundi (Brazil), 'Elite econômica que deu golpe no Brasil tinha braços internacionais, diz historiadora' ('Coup of Brazil's economic elite has had international assistance, says historian'): " ... the Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Sociais [IPES; Institute of Research and Social Studies], an organization founded with the goal of defending "free enterprise" and the "market economy", but in practice worked as a meeting place for conservative academics, entrepreneurs and military officers bent on destabilizing the government of Joao Goulart (1961-1964). ... Paul Ayres Filho, a staunch anticommunist and a founder of IPES. ... "Important characters of the Latin American business community were somehow involved with Americans," says Martina. ... [There exist] correspondences of a "quite personal nature, and even intimate", between Ayres Filho and David Rockefeller... In 1963 , a New York-based event [brought] together 67 businessmen from 11 countries of the continent . On occasion , five Brazilian executives - almost all of the important leaders of IPES - were able to establish contact with the upper echelons of U.S. politics and the economy. Paul Ayres Filho was one of them. Not by coincidence, one of the favorite themes of the Americans at the meeting was a discussion of the Alianca para o Progresso. ... David [Rockefeller] and his brother Nelson ... were two of the biggest enthusiasts of the Alianca para o Progresso, ... an anticommunist program for regional integration carried out by the U.S. at the height of the Cold War to fight against what its proponents termed the "Cubanization" of the continent." ... April 4, 2014, Controversia (Brazil), 'Ditadura & Grandes Empresários: outro caso emblemático': "The involvement of major chemical, pharmaceutical and plastic industries supporting the coup of April 1964 is now abundantly proved. The excellent documentary "Cidadao Boilesen", released in 2009 and directed by filmmaker Chaim Litewski shows the structuring and financing of Sao Paulo businessmen and bankers of OBAN (Operacao Bandeirantes), an investigative and torture center set up by the Brazilian Army in 1969 to combat leftist organizations... The OBAN signified repressive power controlled and funded directly by the owners of capital ... and executed by uniformed agents of the State [and] CIA... Military and paramilitary groups, sadistically, used to accompany torture sessions in OBAN. ... According to Elio Gaspari, in his book "The blatant dictatorship," the first meeting organized to raise funds for OBAN was convened by Delfim Netto, then Minister of Finance, and with the participation of 15 entrepreneurs and bankers, as Gaston Bueno Vidigal , owner of the Mercantile Bank of St. Paul, who was also president of the club Paulistano. There, on Thursdays, used to promote business lunches and often invited Delfim Netto to present analyzes of economic conditions. At the end of the lecture, donation for OBAN were collected. Pery Igel, owner of Grupo Ultra and patron of Boilesen, certainly was one of the leading financiers of OBAN, alongside Paul Ayres Filho, owner of Pine Pharmaceutical, and executives of U.S. automakers Ford and General Motors."]; Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony [owned tanker fleet and a charter airline], Chairman Borini-Prono & Company (Nigeria [important oil country]) Limited; Andres Boulton, ............ A. H. Estehaj, Chairman & President, Iranian's Bank (Tehran); Nejat F. Eczacebaji, Chairman of the Board, Eczacibaji, Ilac Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey); Resid Serif Egeli, General manager, Industrial Development Bank, Bank of Turkey; Goran Ehrnrooth, Chairman Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board Ab Nordiska Foreningsbanken (Finland) Amirali H. Fancy, Chairman Industrial Managements Ltd. (Pakistan) Abdol Ali Farmanfarmaian, Chairman and President Pars Oil Company (Iran) Carlos Ferreyros R., Chairman Enrique Ferreyros y Cia. S.A. (Peru); J. C. Fletcher Holdings Limited (New Zealand); Sir Archibald Forbes, Chairman, Midland Bank Limited (England) [executive Pilgrims Society]; Abraham Friedmann, Managing Director, The Israel Central Trade & Investment Co. Ltd. [U.S. Israel Business Council]; ... Emmett Harmon, Director, Claratown Engineers, Ltd. (Liberia); Georg Heberlein, Chairman Heberlein Holding AG (Switzerland); Wilhelm Hendricks, Mitglied des Vorstandes Allgemeinen Warentreuhand Aktiengesellschaft (Austria); A. R. Horton, President Bank of Liberia; Taizo Ishizaka, Counsellor Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan); Yoshizane Iwasa, Chairman The Fuji Bank, Limited (Japan) Axel Ax:son Johnson, President Rederiaktiebolaget Nordstjernan (Johnson Line) (Sweden); Nik A. Kamil, Chairman, Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) [1001 Club]; Adnan M. Khashoggi, President, Triad Corporation (Saudi Arabia); S. L. Kirloskar, Chairman, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (India) [1001 Club]; G. S. J. Kuschke, Managing Director, Industrial Development Corporation of South America Limited; Ahmad Ladjevardi, President, Behshahr Industrial Group (Iran); Baron Lambert, Chairman Banque Lambert (Belgium); Edmond Lanier, President, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (France); Luis G. Legorreta, Presidente de honor, Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A.; F. J. Leu, President, Hualon-Teijin Corporation (Republic of China); Lien Ying Chow, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Overseas Union Bank, Limited (Singapore); Juan Llado Sanchez-Blanco, Consejero-Delegado Banco Urquijo (Spain) J. H. Loudon, Chairman of the Board Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Netherlands and England) [1001 Club]; Ali Mabrouk, Owner and Chairman Societe Industrielle de Peches et de Conserves Alimentaires (Tunesia); Jayant M. Madhvani, Director, Muljibhai Madhvani & Co., Ltd. (Uganda); W. D. McPherson, Chairman of Directors McPhersons Limited (Australia); Gabriel A. Mejia, Gerente General Cementos de Honduras, S.A.; Jorge Mejia S., President Banco de Bogota (Colombia) Eugenio Mendoza, President C. A. Venezolana de Cementos (Venezuela) Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, Chairman of the Chairman of the Board A. P. Mcller (Denmark) Ernst Wolf Mommsen, Chairman Saarbergwerke AG (Germany); Roberto Motta, Senior Partner Roberto Motta, , S.A. (Republic of Panama); Sukum Navapan, President, The Thai Military Bank, Ltd. (Thailand) [1001 Club]; Hisham M. Nazer, President Central Planning Organization (Saudi Arabia) Max Nokin, Governor Societe Generale de Belgique (Belgium); Semei Nyanzi, Chairman Uganda Development Corporation Limited; Tsunao Okumura, Chairman of the Board, The Nomura Industries Group (Japan); Suliman Saleh Olayan, Chairman, Olayan Group of Companies (Saudi Arabia); H. F. Oppenheimer, Chairman, Anglo American Crporation of South Africa, Limited [1001 Club]; Mogens Pagh, Chairman and Managing Director, The East Asiatic Company, Ltd. (Denmark); Frederik J. Philips, President N. V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken (Netherlands); M. A. Rangoonwala, Chairman, Burma Oil Mills Limited (Pakistan); Jorge Ross O., President, Compania de Refineria de Azacar de Vina del Mar (Chile); Shuei Sakihama, Chairman of the Board and President, Bank of the Ryukyus (Okinawa); Sir Frederic Seebohm, Chairman, Barclays Bank D.C.O. (England); Mohamed A. Selim, Chairman and Managing Director, The General Petroleum Co. S.A.E. (United Arab Republic); S. H. Shammas, Managing Partner Contracting and Trading Company (Lebanon) Torcuato A. Sozio, Director Siam Di Telia Ltda. (Argentina) Washington SyCip, Managing Partner SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (Philippines); Sir Colin Syme, Chairman Tubemakers of Australia Ltd. Julius Tahija, Chairman of Managing Board P. T. Caltex Pacific Indonesia [1001 Club]; J. R. D. Tata, Chairman Tata Industries Private Limited (India); A. G. Tsatsos, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director General Cement Company, S.A. (Greece); W. O. Twaits, Chairman Imperial Oil Limited (Canada); Gustavo J. Vollmer, President Central El Palmar, S.A. (Venezuela); Sven Vug, President Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse (Norway); Roberto T. Villanueva, President, Trans-Philippines Investment Corporation; Marcus Wallenberg [1001 Club], Chairman of the Board Stockholms Enskilda Bank (Sweden); Hans A. Wuttke, Managing Partner M. M. Warburg-Brinckmann, Wirtz & Co. (Germany) SRI INTERNATIONAL, NO. ... [p. 45, small print:] There is no greater need in the developing countries than that of skilled, competent managers. Multinational concerns can do much to help fill this need. They can meet their social obligations and serve their own short- and long-run interests by carefully coordinated programs of assistance to management training centers."
*) 1984, SRI Internatinal, 'Report of Operations', pp. 30-31: "SRI INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ... H. J. Haynes [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay; chair Chevron; director Boeing], Chairman of the Board, SRI ... Roy A. Anderson [CEO Lockheed] ... Samuel H. Armacost [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay] ... B. F. Biaggini [Bohemian Grove] ... A. W. Clausen [Bohemian Grove camp Hill Billies] ... Myron Du Bain [Bohemian Grove camp Midway], President, Amfac; Philip Hawley [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay], Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc. ... Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay] ... E. W. Littlefield [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay, Edgehill and Rattlers; Bechtel; GE; Chrysler; HP] ... Frederick W. Mielke, Jr. [Bohemian Grove camp Toyland; chair PG&E] ... William J. Perry, Jr. [known speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1997] ... Carl E. Reichardt [Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay; chair Wells Fargo; vice chair Ford; director PG&E] ... Directors Emeriti: S. D. Bechtel ... Edward W. Carter Bohemian Grove camp Owl's Nest]..."
*) September 2005, 'Caltech Catalog', section six, Trustees, Administration, Faculty, p. 507: "Senior Trustees (with date of first election and date of election as Senior Trustee) ... Bobby R. Inman (1989, 2003) ... Life Trustees (with date of first election and date of election as Life Trustee): Robert Anderson (1975, 2002), Chairman Emeritus Rockwell International Corporation; Robert O. Anderson (1967, 1989), Chairman and CEO (Retired) Atlantic Richfield Company; Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1967, 1997), Chairman Emeritus and Director Bechtel Group, Inc. ... William R. Gould (1978, 2001), Chairman Emeritus Southern California Edison Co.; Philip M. Hawley (1975, 1997), President P. M. Hawley, Inc.; Robert S. McNamara (1969, 1988) ... Ruben F. Mettler (1969, 1995), Chairman Emeritus Retired Chairman and CEO TRW Inc.; Simon Ramo (1964, 1985) Co-Founder & Director Emeritus TRW Inc. ... Robert J. Schultz (1991, 2002), Vice Chairman (Retired) General Motors Corporation ... Charles H. Townes (1979, 1987) [co-founder JASON Group; MITRE; RAND]"
*) A few additional names: 1992-1993, 'Caltech Catalog', section six, Trustees, Administration, Faculty, pp. 331-334: "Trustees (with date offirst election) ... Thomas H. Cruikshank (1991), Chairman and CEO Halliburton Company ... Frank G. Wells (1989), President and COO The Walt Disney Company; Albert D. Wheelon (1987), Chairman and CEO (Retired) Hughes Aircraft Company. ... Life Trustees: ... LewR. Wasserman (1971,1987) Chairman and CEO MCA Inc. ... Jet Propulsion Laboratory Committee [JPL Oversight Committee]- ... B.R. Inman..."
May 5, 2012, E-Cat World, 'Hagelstein: Public Invited to See Continuing Cold Fusion Demonstration at MIT': "At the recent "Atom Unexplored" conference in Torino Italy, Dr. Peter Hagelstein of MIT gave a presentation about some of his work in the field of low energy nuclear reaction research, concentrating on the work of his colleague Dr. Mitchell Swartz. Swartz has invented a palladium-based device he names a NANOR. When an electric current is passed through the palladium, excess energy in the form of heat is produced which, according to Hagelstein, is over 14 times the input energy. In this talk, Hagelstein says that this NANOR has been running at MIT since January, and it has continued to produce excess heat far beyond anything that could be accounted for by a chemical reaction. Hagelstein says that the public is invited to take a look at the device in action. As we have come to expect these days, there has been very little reporting of this development outside a few blogs on the Internet. It would be interesting if some of Hagelstein’s peers at MIT would take a look at the NANOR and make some comments — or even if some outside experts could pay a visit. Hagelstein’s talk can be seen in the video below — his presentation starts at around the 52 minute point."
*) June 15, 2013, Forbes magazine, 'Psstt! Want An E-Cat LENR Generator? For Free?': "A company based in Sweden, Hydro Fusion, a licensee of Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation, issued a press release on June 10 that makes the E-Cat look just a little bit more like a real product: Wanted: Pilot Customer for ECAT 1 MW plant Hydro Fusion is looking for a Pilot Customer for the first ECAT 1 MW Plant to operate in Sweden. The customer will only pay for the energy produced by the ECAT, i.e. Hydro Fusion will take responsibility for all associated costs including: the plant itself, installation and any transportation costs. In return the Pilot Customer agrees upon Scheduled Installation time by late fall 2013. Hydro Fusion to use the Pilot Plant as a Showcase where external customers can be introduced to an ECAT 1 MW in operation. Hydro Fusion is open to any type of heat application given the restriction of a maximum 120 C temperature."" In other words, Hydro Fusion is offering an E-Cat for no cost … the lucky winner will pay only for the energy produced at, presumably, parity with the cost of traditional energy sources. ... What a COP of 6 means is that the device outputs 6 times the energy put into it so for every kilowatt of electrical energy input the E-Cat on offer will output 6 kW of heat (a net gain of 5kW) which is a very impressive. But what’s really interesting is that the Hydro Fusion installation is intended to become a showcase, a presumably public demonstration with a real customer who will soon know if the E-Cat performs as claimed. Alas, if you’re inclined to offer your company as a host for this project there’s a footnote to the release: "As the funding comes with particular restrictions, Hydro Fusion is unable to consider offers from outside of Sweden. Thank you for those offers already made from around the world.""
*) May 20, 2013, Forbes magazine, 'Finally! Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device: Maybe The World Will Change After All': "I haven’t posted about Rossi and his E-Cat since last August simply because there wasn’t much to report other than more of Rossi’s unsupported and infuriating claims that included building large-scale automated factories to churn out millions of E-Cats (the factories still have no sign of actually existing) through to unsubstantiated performance claims that sounded far too good to be true. ... But much to my, and I suspect many other people’s surprise, a report by credible, independent third parties is exactly what we got. Published on May 16, the paper titled “Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device” would appear to deliver what we wanted. The paper was authored by Giuseppe Levi of Bologna University, Bologna, Italy; Evelyn Foschi, Bologna, Italy; Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér of Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; and Hanno Essén, of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. While some of these people have previously been public in their support of Rossi and the E-Cat they are all serious academics with reputations to lose and the paper is detailed and thorough. The actual test reactor, called the E-Cat HT, was described by the testers as: … a high temperature development of the original apparatus which has also undergone many construction changes in the last two years – is the latest product manufactured by Leonardo Corporation: it is a device allegedly capable of producing heat from some type of reaction the origin of which is unknown." ... There were two test runs of the E-Cat HT (the emphasis is mine): The present report describes the results obtained from evaluations of the operation of the E-Cat HT in two test runs. The first test experiment, lasting 96 hours (from Dec. 13th 2012, to Dec. 17th 2012), was carried out by the two first authors of this paper, Levi and Foschi, while the second experiment, lasting for 116 hours (from March 18th 2013, to March 23rd 2013), was carried out by all authors." ... And now, the big reveal … the authors' conclusions are (again, the emphasis is mine): … if we consider the whole volume of the reactor core and the most conservative figures on energy production, we still get a value of (7.93 ± 0.8) 102 10^2 MJ/Liter that is one order of magnitude higher than any conventional source." ... To put that in perspective, the following graph plots the peak power of various energy sources against their specific energy (energy per unit mass). As you can see, gasoline is way out in front in terms of how much energy is available and how much power can be delivered but if this paper is correct, you can make that "gasoline was way out in front" because, as can be seen, the E-Cat has roughly four orders of magnitude [10x10x10x10=10,000 times] more specific energy and three orders of magnitude [10x10x10=1,000 times] greater peak power than gasoline! While a few commentators have raised criticisms concerning how the measurements were made and sources of error others have argued that the energy produced is so significant even knocking off an order of magnitude on either axis still portrays a process with insanely valuable output. This is not, of course, the last word or even one anywhere near the end of this story but unless this is one of the most elaborate hoaxes in scientific history it looks like the world may well be about to change. How quick will depend solely on Rossi."
April 24, 2009, CBS News, 'Cold Fusion Is Hot Again': ""We can yield the power of nuclear physics on a tabletop. The potential is unlimited. That is the most powerful energy source known to man," researcher Michael McKubre told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. McKubre says he has seen that energy more than 50 times in cold fusion experiments he's doing at SRI International, a respected California lab that does extensive work for the government. McKubre is an electro-chemist who imagines, in 20 years, the creation of a clean nuclear battery. "For example, a laptop would come pre-charged with all of the energy that you would ever intend to use. You're now decoupled from your charger and the wall socket," he explained. The same would go for cars. "The potential is for an energy source that would run your car for three, four years, for example. And you'd take it in for service every four years and they'd give you a new power supply," McKubre told Pelley. "Power stations?" Pelley asked. "You can imagine a one for one plug in replacement for nuclear fuel rods. And the difference only would be that at the end of the lifetime of that fuel rod, you didn't have radioactive waste that needed to be disposed of," McKubre replied. He showed 60 Minutes just how simple the experiment looks; there are only three main ingredients. First, there is palladium, a metal in the platinum family. Second, one needs a kind of hydrogen called deuterium which is found in seawater. "Deuterium is essentially unlimited. There is ten times as much energy in a gallon of sea water, from the deuterium contained within it, than there is in a gallon of gasoline," he explained. The palladium is placed in water containing deuterium and the third ingredient is an electric current. The experiment is wrapped in insulation and instruments. They're looking for what they call "excess heat." In other words, is more energy coming out than the electric current puts in? No one knows exactly how excess heat would be generated, but McKubre showed 60 Minutes what he thinks is happening. At the atomic level, palladium looks like a lattice and the electricity drives the deuterium to the palladium. "They sit on the surface and they pop inside the lattice," he explained, using an artist's rendition of the lattice. McKubre believes there is a nuclear reaction - possibly a fusion process like what happens in the sun, but occurring inside the metal, at a slower rate, and without dangerous radiation. Scientists today like to call it a nuclear effect rather than cold fusion. At least 20 labs working independently have published reports of excess heat - heat up to 25 times greater than the electricity going in. "This little piece of palladium metal has about a third as much energy as the battery in your automobile. So very small volumes, very small masses can produce large amounts of energy," he explained, holding a small piece of palladium foil weighing just 0.3 grams. McKubre has been working on this since that first discredited claim of cold fusion made headlines 20 years ago. "To work on this issue is almost to put your scientific credibility at risk and I wonder why you've done it?" Pelley asked. "My belief is that if there's a one percent chance that Fleischmann and Pons were correct, and I now believe that possibility is 99 percent. I have a duty to work on it," he replied. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons amazed the world in 1989 with their cold fusion news conference at the University of Utah. Fleischmann in particular was one of the world's leading electro-chemists, and the announcement of room temperature fusion set the world on fire."
*) Blacklightpower.com/business/management/ (today; some of the big names have disappeared in recent years)
*) blacklightpower.com/management.shtml (use webarchive to check the biographies on this page from early 2003 to 2012)
*) ISGP archive of 2005: "Last month there was an interesting report from The Guardian ['Fuel's paradise? Power source that turns physics on its head'] about the Blacklight Power technology, which, in theory, could solve the problem of peak oil (data). The company mentioned is already known in the alternative energy community for many years and is seen as a major candidate for producing the first revolutionary free (in this case, cheap) energy device. ... what makes the founder and still principal shareholder of Blacklight Power, Randell Mills, different? He seems to be a serious no-nonsense scientist. There also seems nothing wrong with his business associate, William R. Good, who has been with him since the very beginning (1991). However, the directors that have joined since then are another matter entirely. In 1996, the company attracted Charles Sullivan, president of Janney Montgomery Scott, a large east coast financial services firm. More interestingly, a partner in J.F. Lehman & Co. came on board [George A. Sawyer, since 1996 actually; also executive vice president General Dynamics and, like John Lehman, has a Navy background]. John Lehman is a visitor of the Bohemian Grove, a descendant of the Royal House of Monaco, and a major investor/player in the military-industrial complex [he and his brother are extremely connected to the defense (especially the Navy) industry and the elite, see ISGP's Superclass Index]. He's neocon war hawk who has been close to members of the secret intelligence network since his student days (Ed Feulner was his roommate). You can find his full bio in the Bohemian Grove members list. The following year you had an ex-Navy person joining the Blacklight board, a person who used to be chairman of ABB Combustion Engineering Nuclear Power. He also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Energy. Other persons that joined in the years following have represented the top positions in corporations like CBS, Pepsi Cola, McKinsey & Company, ECC International Corporation, and Eastbourne Capital Management [and Electronic Data Systems, like Michael H. Jordan, former on the staff of Admiral Hyman Rickover]. Already in 1999 it was reported that a top executive of Morgan Stanley had invested in the company. In 2005 Neil Moskovitz joined, a major Anglo-American banker who worked for Goldman Sachs, and today is the CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. The Brookings Institution (chair), the U.S.-Japan Business Council (chair), the Business Council (twice), the Business Roundtable, and the United States Council for International Business are all represented by today's board members. Furthermore, we have 2 Vice-Admirals [only notice one, Michael Kalleres, who joined in 1999] and a USAF General who was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak]. "
May 23, 2012, Joe Shea of the American Reporter (the first daily Internet newspaper; seems to be reliable, but clearly falls in the "alternative" category today as there's no money behind the company and is somewhat activist), published at CNN iReport but not "vetted", 'Power from water! It's a fact, 6 science teams say': "In the lovely, quiet pastures of northern New Jersey where Edison and Einstein once reigned, Dr. Randell Mills has scored one of the greatest triumphs in scientific history, fellow scientists say: a way to use water vapor to produce any amount of cheap electricity. Multiple scientists from six research universities and Fortune 500 companies have now provided a hefty stack of successful validation studies for the BlackLight Power CIHT fuel cell that may let drivers go 1,500 miles on nothing more than a liter of water, the company announced Monday. The discovery is useful in any need for electric power. "Specifically, BlackLight has developed a commercially competitive, nonpolluting source of energy that forms a predicted, previously undiscovered, more stable form of hydrogen called "Hydrino” that releases two hundred times more energy than burning hydrogen, enabling ubiquitous H2O vapor to serve as the source of H2 [hydrogen] fuel," a press release on BLP's elegant Web site says. The "extraordinary claim" met extraordinary tests, according to Prof. Henry Weinberg of the renowned California University of Technology. "It would be irrational not to be very skeptical,” Dr. Weinberg said, and I was extremely skeptical. However, after having reviewed Dr. Mills classical theory, participated in experimental designs and execution, and having reviewed vast amounts of other data BLP produced, I have found nothing that warrants rejection of their extraordinary claims, and I encourage aggressive optimization and fast track development of a scaled up prototype,” said Dr. Weinberg. "To be able to use hydrogen from water as a cheap and nonpolluting source of power would represent one of the most important technological breakthroughs in history.” "BLP has developed an electrochemical cell, the catalyst induced hydrino transition cell (CIHT), to harness this energy as direct electrical output," said a research report by Dr. James K. Pugh, director of technology for the the Enser Corporation, which helps small companies move prototypes to mass production. The scientists who undertook the validation studies, some "extremely skeptical" at the outset of their tests, found themselves convinced in each case, a review of the reports show. The results validate the lifelong and much-maligned research of MIT and Harvard Medical School graduate Randell Mills, PhD., who has often been derided and ridiculed for the "Grand Unified Theory" of classical and quantum physics that he proposes to explain his theories. Quantum physicists have steadfastly ignored or pilloried Mills' theories and research. His Grand Unified Theory, self-published last July, relies on laws of physics and classical principles, not pure mathematics, as quantum scientists do. Weinberg says Mills' approach is "far simpler and more accurate than sophisticated quantum mathematical observations [and] has been controversial, of course." Now, though, extensive research has refuted the criticism of quantum mathematicians. "As a direct result of this theory, Dr. Mills has been able to calculate, with great precision, bond energies and molecular structures that have been verified through experimental observation and reported in the literatrure," MIT scientist Terry Copeland said in his study of the theory and the hydrino power device. "BLP has achieved a historic success for a technology that could be commercialized as an alternative form of power generation. Potential applications range from stationary power infrastructure including the large scale electric grid to to distributed and microdistributed scales and motive fuels infrastructure. The promise will ultimately be driven by economics," Copeland said. Ironically, it was MIT scientists who took the lead in debunking the original discovery of Pons and Fleischmann, but today MIT professor Peter Hagelstein has been demonstrating a working cold fusion tabletop device open to the public at Bldg. 36 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. Based on an independent evaluation, The American Reporter reported positively on developments in hydrino research last year for both this publication and the iReport section of CNN. There has been little activity on the BlackLight Power Web site since then, and many doubters and skeptics believed the company was in its death throes. Today's reports, however, present a far different picture. The privately-owned company is headquartered in Cranbury, N.J., a half hour from the Princeton and Edison, N.J., labs of inventors Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, to whom many would now compare Mills. A report on the hydrino reactor by MIT scientist Terry Copeland, PhD., said a 10-watt demonstration model should be "achievable near term", and 100-watt, 1,000-watt and larger systems would follow that, Goodwin suggested. The invention of a "bipolar plate" that allows power output to be scaled up was key to the commercial viability of the reactors, Copeland said. The company said a 1.5 kW plant to power the average-size home should be operational in 2013, it said. BLP has failed to meet deadlines for demonstrations in the past, but the devices demonstrated in December and January by the reporting scientists - in some cases as they watched their construction - seem capable of reaching that goal. "BLP has successfully fabricated and tested CIHT cells capable of producing net electrical output up to 50 times that input to maintain the process,” according to Dr. Copeland, who has served as a product development specialist for DuPont and Duracell. "Some cells have produced steady power for over one month. The power generation is consistent with Dr. Mills’ theory of energy release resulting from Hydrino formation. No other source of energy could be identified. "The CIHT cell will use cheap, abundant, nontoxic, commodity chemicals, with no apparent long-term supply issues that might preclude commercial, high volume manufacturing," Copekland added. "The capital cost of the CIHT cell based on optimization of the cell dimensions is estimated to be under $100/kW compared to at least ten times that for fuel cells that further require a source of hydrogen or hydrogen gas and a fuel infrastructure.” "Specifically," BlackLight announced on its Web site, "BlackLight has developed a commercially competitive, nonpolluting source of energy that forms a predicted, previously undiscovered, more stable form of hydrogen called "Hydrino” that releases two hundred times more energy than burning hydrogen, enabling ubiquitous H2O vapor to serve as the source of H2 fuel ." In plain words, Mills has managed to use electrolysis of water - a process developed by Thomas Caryle and Alessandro Volta in 1800 - to produce electricity in addition to breaking down the constituent elements of water, oxygen and hydrogen. The most obvious applications would be for home power generators and electric automobile engines. The relatively simple apparatus would produce the energy at about a tenth of the cost of current systems, such as coal-fired, nuclear, geothermal and hydroelectric plants. Mills was somewhat of a pariah in the chemical and research world even as he raised $70 million from venture capitalists - some of them among the largest and best-known - in the late 1990s and early part of this decade. The current head of the Dept. of Energy, Dr. Stephen Chu, was quoted in the Village Voice in 2001 saying, "I wouldn't invest" in Mills efforts, which have consumed Mills ever since the announcement in March 1989 of tabletop cold fusion by Dr. Stanley Pons and Henry Fleischmann at the University of Utah. Mills is also noted for a number of useful inventions in the medical engineering field, and for Millsian, a software that identifies constituent properties of complex molecules. At the same time as today's announcement from BlackLight, the Pons-Fleischmann cold fusion research is also being validated by at least five companies hoping to bring a product to market for home heating and electrical power generation using cold fusion, although only one, Leonardo Corp. of Miami, Fla., has so far done so. Cold fusion, now known as "low energy nuclear reactions," or LENR, is not the basis for Mills' work, however. The relevance of it is that America may soon see electrical power systems that vastly reduce the cost of using electricity in any form, making possible a vast new infusion of cash and energy into a weakened economy. "If this [CIHT] technology is proved and developed to its full potential, then hydrogen from water could be used as a fuel source to provide a cheap, abundant, and non-polluting energy source to meet future energy demands," one study by an unnamed Fortune 500 defense-related company reported. The same company is testing 11 more cells under highly secure conditions and will also produce a report on those, it said. Due to the lateness of the hour, Dr. Mills could not be reached for comment."
*) January 25, 2010, Bloomberg, 'Sun Catalytix Signs $4M ARPA-E Contract, Grows Team': "Sun Catalytix Corporation, a distributed energy storage and renewable fuels company, today announced that it has signed a contract for over $4 million in federal funding from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). DOE selected Sun Catalytix as one of only 37 recipients from over 3,600 applicants for ARPA-E's first-round of funding for transformational energy technologies. ... Additionally, Sun Catalytix has formed a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) which will guide the company on technology development. The SAB is chaired by John Deutch, Institute Professor at MIT, whose government experience includes service as Director of Energy Research and Undersecretary of the Department of Energy, and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. In addition to Deutch, the SAB includes: MIT Chemistry Professor Daniel Nocera (Sun Catalytix founder), Harvard University Professor George Whitesides, Washington University Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry Mark Wrighton, MIT Chemical Engineering Professor Kenneth Smith, and University of Utah Distinguished Professor Henry White. The SAB will advise Sun Catalytix as it develops catalysts that use intermittent renewable energy, including solar and wind energy, to split water (H2O) into storable Hydrogen and Oxygen – a process that mimics photosynthesis."
*) Suncatalytix.com/team.html (accessed: June 13, 2011): "At Sun Catalytix we are working to realize the dream of cheap, renewable, personalized energy allowing individuals to use the power around-the-clock. Backed by the Tata Group, Polaris Venture Partners and the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, we have started down the path to a sustainable energy future."
*) Suncatalytix.com/team.html (accessed: September 3, 2009): "Daniel G. Nocera Founder Arthur L. Goldstein Chairman Amir H. Nashat CEO Robert M. Metcalfe Director Scientific Advisory Board John M. Deutch Chairman George M. Whitesides Mark S. Wrighton Kenneth A. Smith Henry S. White."
*) Suncatalytix.com/team.html (accessed: November 9, 2013): "Management Team Mike Decelle President & CEO Tom Jarvi CTO Mike Bufano Director, Product Engineering Tom Madden Director, Cell & Stack Development Arthur Esswein Founding Scientist Steve Reece Founding Scientist Board of Directors Dan Nocera Founder Art Goldstein Chairman Mike Decelle President & CEO Bob Metcalfe Director Ralf Speth Director Scientific Advisory Board John Deutch Chairman George Whitesides Mark Wrighton Kenneth Smith Henry White Niels Damrauer..."
ltbridge.com/leadership/internationaladvisory (accessed: October 10, 2009): "Strategic Advisory Council: ... Victor Chu; Sir Ronald Grierson, Co-chairman; ... General Lord Charles Guthrie; ... Susan Eisenhower; Rt. Hon Michael Howard..." In 2012 everyone is still present. May 26, 2014: Hans Blix listed. Everyone has disappeared at this point, except for Grierson. Lightbridge was founded in 1992 and known as Thorium Power until September 2009. Guy de Sellers also used to sit on the advisory board.
August 30, 2010, CBS News, 'The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough?': "In the world of energy, the Holy Grail is a power source that's inexpensive and clean, with no emissions. Well over 100 start-ups in Silicon Valley are working on it, and one of them, Bloom Energy, is about to make public its invention: a little power plant-in-a-box they want to put literally in your backyard. You'll generate your own electricity with the box and it'll be wireless. The idea is to one day replace the big power plants and transmission line grid, the way the laptop moved in on the desktop and cell phones supplanted landlines. It has a lot of smart people believing and buzzing, even though the company has been unusually secretive - until now. K.R. Sridhar invited "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl for a first look at the innards of the Bloom box that he has been toiling on for nearly a decade. Looking at one of the boxes, Sridhar told Stahl it could power an average U.S. home. "The way we make it is in two blocks. This is a European home. The two put together is a U.S. home," he explained. "'Cause we use twice as much energy, is that what you're saying?" Stahl asked. "Yeah, and this'll power four Asian homes," he replied. ... He says he knows it works because he originally invented a similar device for NASA. He really is a rocket scientist. "This invention, working on Mars, would have allowed the NASA administrator to pick up a phone and say, 'Mr. President, we know how to produce oxygen on Mars,'" Sridhar told Stahl. "So this was going to produce oxygen so people could actually live on Mars?" she asked. "Absolutely," Sridhar replied. When NASA scrapped that Mars mission, Sridhar had an idea: he reversed his Mars machine. Instead of it making oxygen, he pumped oxygen in. He invented a new kind of fuel cell, which is like a very skinny battery that always runs. Sridhar feeds oxygen to it on one side, and fuel on the other. The two combine within the cell to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity. There's no need for burning or combustion, and no need for power lines from an outside source. ... One thing stoking his skepticism: Sridhar has been hyper-secretive - there's no sign on his building, a cryptic Web site, and no public progress reports. Given the stealthiness, we were surprised when Sridhar showed us - for the very first time - how he makes the "secret sauce" of his fuel cell on the cheap. He said he bakes sand and cuts it into little squares that are turned into a ceramic. Then he coats it with green and black "inks" that he developed. Sridhar told Stahl there is a secret formula. "And you take that and you apply that. You paint that on either side of this white ceramic to get a green layer and a black layer. And…that's it." Sridhar told Stahl the finished product, a skinny fuel cell, would generate power. One disk powers one light bulb; the taller the stack of disks, the more power it generates. In between each disk there's a metal plate, but instead of platinum, Sridhar uses a cheap metal alloy. The stacks are the heart of the Bloom box: put 64 of them together and you get something big enough to power a Starbucks. Sridhar offered to give Stahl a sneak peek inside the Bloom box. "All those modules that we saw go into this big box. Fuel goes in, air goes in, out comes electricity," he explained. ... Asked if Bloom box is intended to get rid of the grid, John Doerr told Stahl, "The Bloom box is intended to replace the grid…for its customers. It's cheaper than the grid, it's cleaner than the grid." "Now, won't the utility companies see this as a threat and try to crush Bloom?" Stahl asked. "No, I think the utility companies will see this as a solution," Doerr said. "All they need to do is buy Bloom boxes, put them in the substation for the neighborhood and sell that electricity and operate." "They'll buy these boxes?" Stahl asked. "They buy nuclear power plants. They buy gas turbines from General Electric," he pointed out. To make power, you'd still need fuel. Many past fuel cells failed because they needed expensive pure hydrogen. Not this box. "Our system can use fossil fuels like natural gas. Our system can use renewable fuels like landfill gas, bio-gas," Sridhar told Stahl. "We can use solar." "You know, it's very difficult for us to come in here and make an evaluation. How are we supposed to know whether what you're saying is true?" Stahl asked. "Why don't we talk to our first customers?" he replied. Yes, he already has customers. Twenty large, well-known companies have quietly bought and are testing Bloom boxes in California. Like FedEx. We were at their hub in Oakland, the day Bloom installed their boxes, each one costing $700-800,000. One reason the companies have signed up is that in California 20 percent of the cost is subsidized by the state, and there's a 30 percent federal tax break because it's a "green" technology. In other words: the price is cut in half. "We have FedEx, we have Walmart," Sridhar explained. He told Stahl the first customer was Google. Four units have been powering a Google datacenter for 18 months. They use natural gas, but half as much as would be required for a traditional power plant. ... John Donahoe, eBay's CEO, says its five boxes were installed nine months ago and have already saved the company more than $100,000 in electricity costs. "It's been very successful thus far. They've done what they said they would do," he told Stahl. eBay's boxes run on bio-gas made from landfill waste, so they're carbon neutral. Donahoe took us up to the roof to show off the company's more than 3,000 solar panels. But they generate a lot less electricity than the boxes on the lawn. "So this, on five buildings, acres and acres and acres," Stahl remarked. "Yes. The footprint for Bloom is much more efficient," Donahoe said. "When you average it over seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Bloom box puts out five times as much power that we can actually use." ... "I have seen the technology and it works," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said. He joined Bloom's board of directors last year. Asked if this is the answer to our energy problems, Powell told Stahl, "I think that's too big a claim to make. I think it is part of the transformation of the energy system. But I think the Bloom boxes will make a significant contribution." To make a contribution, in Sridhar's mind, Bloom boxes will power not just our richest companies, but remote villages in Africa and all our houses. "In five to ten years, we would like to be in every home," he told Stahl. He said a unit should cost an average person less than $3,000."
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'Het Grote Complot: De Wereld Verklaard' ('The Grand Plot: The World Explained'), Dutch televison program broadcasted on Nederland 3 in series, January and February 2004. Interviewed: Micha Kat (major conspiracy activist), Ben Knapen (Bilderberg 1991), Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dries van Agt, Bram Peper, Hans van den Broek (Bilderberg), Jean Pierre van Rossum (questionable entrepeneur), Oscar Hammerstein (questionable lawyer) and a group of professors.
*) December 2, 2002, New York Times, 'Shuffling at the Top Is Set for Intelligence Committees': "A Republican senator who has been highly critical of the Congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks is in line to lead the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of wholesale changes in the leadership of House and Senate panels responsible for overseeing the nation's spy apparatus. The senator, Pat Roberts of Kansas, is expected to succeed Senator Richard C. Shelby, Republican of Alabama, one of the lawmakers behind an aggressive investigation into intelligence lapses leading to Sept. 11. With Republicans in charge of the Senate, Mr. Roberts would become the chairman. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia will take the place of Senator Bob Graham of Florida as the senior Democrat on the panel... In the House, Representative Porter J. Goss, Republican of Florida, a former C.I.A. worker, is expected to continue as chairman, but Representative Nancy Pelosi, the new Democratic leader, will step aside to be succeeded by Representative Jane Harman of California or Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr. of Georgia. ... Mr. Graham is a friend of Mr. Rockefeller's, and the two Democrats have already met to discuss the changes in committee leadership. Mr. Rockefeller has kept a low profile on the panel and aides said the senator, known mainly on health issues, is working hard to gain expertise in intelligence."
*) January 6, 2009, New York Times, 'Obama picks outsider to lead CIA': "Among the lawmakers who expressed skepticism about the choice was Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat who is the new chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Feinstein, who would oversee any confirmation hearing for Panetta, issued a statement that signaled clear disapproval and said she had not been notified of the choice. "My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time," she said. A second top Democrat, Senator John Rockefeller 4th of West Virginia, the departing chairman of the Intelligence Committee, shares Feinstein's concerns, Democratic congressional aides said. Feinstein's Republican counterpart on the Intelligence Committee, Christopher Bond, said he would be "looking hard at Panetta's intelligence expertise and qualifications." It was not clear whether the skepticism would become an obstacle to the nomination of Panetta, who would succeed Michael Hayden, a retired Air Force general with decades of intelligence experience."
May 31, 2000, PR Newswire, 'Rothschild Forms Strategic Alliance with Global Technology Partners': " Rothschild announced today the formation of a strategic alliance with Global Technology Partners, LLC, a specialized group of professionals, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry, who have extensive public and private sector experience in the technology, defense, and aerospace industries. Global Technology Partners combine CEO, senior management and board of director participation in both Fortune 500 and start-up ventures with high-level federal government experience. Gerald Rosenfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America, said, "We believe the combination of Rothschild's global relationships and Global Technology Partner's access to and knowledge of the international defense and aerospace industry will create high level strategic advisory and investment opportunities. ... Dr. Perry served as the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997 and as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1994. Earlier in his career, he served as U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Dr. Perry also has extensive business experience. He was a co-founder and President of ESL Inc. [went to TRW] ... Dr. John M. Deutch is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. ... Dr. Deutch serves as a director of Ariad Pharmaceutical, Citigroup. CMS Energy, Cummins Engine, Raytheon Corporation and Schlumberger Ltd. ... Dr. Paul G. Kaminski is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. ... Dr. Kaminski most recently served as U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997. His prior experience with the federal government includes twenty years as an Air Force officer, during which time he was Director of the US Low Observable (Stealth) Program. He also managed the development of advanced space reconnaissance systems and new sensor technology. ... Dr. Ashton B. Carter is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Carter served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy ... He is also the former Chairman of the NATO High Level Group. ... Dr. Robert J. Hermann is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. Hermann most recently served as Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at United Technologies Corporation ... Prior to joining United Technologies, Dr. Hermann served twenty years with the National Security Agency... In 1979, he [Hermann] was named Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development and Logistics and in parallel was Director of the National Reconnaissance Office."
May 20, 1999, Moscow Times, 'Season of Discontent: Stepashin Is A Hard-Liner For All Seasons': "Chubais, who has emerged from the shadows and been extraordinarily active lately, characterized Stepashin this way: "A doctor of science, a professor, a trained lawyer, a genuine Petersburg intellectual." Chubais possesses an amazing capacity to lie convincingly and with inspiration for whatever strikes him as politically expedient at a given moment. As for Stepashin, I remember this "Petersburg intellectual," absurdly dressed in loose overalls, at the memorable "drunken" news conference in Grozny in January 1995, during which Defense Minister Pavel Grachev uttered the monstrous phrase: "Seventeen-year-old boys are dying with happy smiles on their faces." And Stepashin, obsequiously addressing Grachev, stated: "And now our air force is carrying out the whole program, paying no mind to the peacemakers in Moscow, isn't that right, Pavel Sergeyevich?" The air force carried out Stepashin's whole program and Russia lost tens of thousands of citizens. For how much of this can Yeltsin alone be asked to answer?"
*) February 24, 2015, My San Antonio, 'Why does Jeb surround himself with W.'s bad advisers': "In his speech, he blamed President Barack Obama for the void that hatched ISIS, which he also noted didn't exist in 2003 at the dawn of "the liberation of Iraq." Actually, his brother's invasion of Iraq is what spawned al-Qaida in Iraq, which drew from an insurgency of Sunni soldiers angry about being thrown out of work by the amateurish and vainglorious viceroy, Paul Bremer. ... The older Bush circle seems confident that Jeb sided with his father and Brent Scowcroft on the folly of letting the neocons push America into diverting from Osama to Saddam. So for Bushworld, Jeb is the redeemer, the one who listens and talks in full sentences that make sense, the one who will restore the luster of the Bush name. But if you want to be your own person, you have to come up with your own people. W. was a boy king, propped up by regents supplied by his father. Since he knew nothing about foreign affairs, his father surrounded him with his own advisers: Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Dick Cheney, who joined up with his pal Donald Rumsfeld and absconded with W.'s presidency. Jeb, too, wanted to bolster his negligible foreign policy cred, so the day of his speech, his aide released a list of 21 advisers, 19 of whom had worked in the administrations of his father and his brother. The list starts with the estimable James Baker. But then it shockingly veers into warmongers. It's mind-boggling, but there's Paul Wolfowitz, the unapologetic designer of the doctrine of unilateralism and pre-emption, the national cheerleader for the Iraq invasion and the man who assured Congress that Iraqi oil would pay for the country's reconstruction and that it was ridiculous to think we would need as many troops to control the country as Gen. Eric Shinseki, then the Army chief of staff, suggested. There's John Hannah, Cheney's national security adviser (cultivated by the scheming Ahmed Chalabi), who tried to stuff hyped-up junk on Saddam into Powell's U.N. speech and who harbored bellicose ambitions about Iran; Stephen Hadley, who let the false 16-word assertion about Saddam trying to buy yellowcake in Niger into W.'s 2003 State of the Union; Porter Goss, the former CIA director who defended waterboarding. There's Michael Hayden, who publicly misled Congress about warrantless wiretapping and torture, and Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security secretary who fumbled Katrina. Jeb is also getting advice from Condi Rice, queen of the apocalyptic mushroom cloud. If he wants to reclaim the Bush honor, Jeb should be holding accountable those who inflicted deep scars on America, not holding court with them. Where's the shame? For some reason, Jeb doesn't see it."
*) February 10, 2015, New York Daily News, 'Henry Kissinger to endorse Jeb Bush in 2016 race: report': "Ex-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 91, will reportedly endorse likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who hasn't formally announced his campaign yet. ... The Feb. 12 lunch, which Bush and Kissinger will both attend, will come just a day after the former Florida governor attends another Richt to Rise fund-raiser at the Park Avenue home of Henry Kravis, co-founder of private equity firm KKR & Co [and in ISGP's Superclass Index: Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, Europaeum, the Rockefeller's MoMa, with Jacob Rothschild at the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), etc.]."
*) See note 13 for the close relationship of the Clintons with the Rockefellers and Rothschilds. This note provides another example.
*) See note 57 for Kissinger's alleged endorsement of Jeb Bush.
*) September 9, 2014, Politico, 'Henry Kissinger: Hillary Clinton very 'effective' at State': "[Kissinger] says Hillary Clinton ran the State Department in the "most effective way" he's ever seen, even counting himself. Clinton, the likely Democratic frontrunner should she run for president in 2016, last week penned a glowing review of Kissinger's new book, "World Order," in The Washington Post. Kissinger, in an interview with USA Today posted on Tuesday, also had positive words for Clinton."
*) July 1, 2015, Politico, 'Leslie Gelb admits to giving Hillary Clinton advance read on 2009 profile': "Leslie Gelb says he did not give Hillary Clinton any control over a profile he wrote about her, despite a State Department email indicating that he had promised to give her "a veto over content." ... The suggestion that Gelb gave Clinton "veto power" was "total bullsh-t," Gelb wrote, but he added: "I did let them look at text for fact checking. But as I remember, I made no changes. Then-Secretary of State Clinton was told in August 2009 by fundraiser Lynn Forester de Rothschild that Gelb intended to write a favorable piece. In an email, released by the State Department late Tuesday night, de Rothschild wrote that she had "spent yesterday with Les Gelb on Nantucket." Gelb, she wrote, "would like to do a day in your life," for Parade Magazine, "when you meet with members of Congress and international figures. He wants to show the impact you are having domestically and internationally. He said he would give you a veto over content and looked me in the eye and said, 'she will like it,'" Rothschild added. Clinton agreed to the piece, which was published in October of that year under the headline "24 Hours with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." ... Neither Philippe Reines, Clinton's aide and State Department spokesman, nor Nick Merrill, her campaign spokesman, responded to requests for comment regarding communication with Gelb prior the article's publication. Gelb, a former New York Times correspondent who has served in senior positions at both the State Department and the Defense Department, currently serves as president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. ... In his emails to the On Media blog on Wednesday, Gelb wrote that while he "[didn't] remember the conversation with Lynn," he thought "her representations about veto power etc were simply a reflection of her showing Hillary how influential she was. ... Lynn Rothschild's account of my promises is pure fiction." ... Nevertheless, Parade has since appended an "editor's note" to the top of the article, addressing the "promise" of "favorable coverage.""
*) February 1, 2015, Wall Street Journal, 'Clinton Consults to Define Economic Pitch': "Hillary Clinton has been consulting with an array of economists and academics—including liberal Joseph Stiglitz, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker ..."