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When anthrax-laced letters turned up on Capitol Hill last month, House Speaker Dennis Hastert shut down the House of Representatives. His decision drew praise from colleagues who were able to head home a day earlier than expected. Media reaction to Hastert's decision was summed up in a New York Post headline: "WIMPS." By contrast, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle kept his chamber in session at the urging of fellow senators. In retrospect, Daschle's decision was probably the wiser one. But the question remains: Are senators really more courageous? Or do congressmen, who face re-election every two years rather than every six, simply have a stronger reflexive desire to get back to their districts?
President George W. Bush and most of his White House staff are winning extraordinary praise for their job performance since September 11. The same cannot be said for press spokesman Ari Fleischer. His public reputation took a hit when he censoriously warned that people like TV talk show host Bill Maher "need to watch what they say." Privately, many reporters are even more irritated by his querulousness and the stinginess with which he doles out information. At an Oct. 16 White House briefing, for instance, Fleischer refused again and again to characterize the sending of letters filled with anthrax as "bio-terrorism." Yet days earlier, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson had said, "there's no question it's bio-terrorism," and Vice President Dick Cheney had said, "the only responsible thing to do is to proceed on the basis that it could be linked to terrorists." With so little information coming from Fleischer, reporters have had to go over his head, phoning senior White House officials for the most basic information‹something unlikely to endear Fleischer to his colleagues.
In late September, conservative commentators, led by Andrew Sullivan, launched a mini-campaign to pin blame for the September 11 attacks primarily on Bill Clinton. The criticism was based on comments by ex-Clintonites Nancy Soderberg and Jamie Gorelick who told The Boston Globe that the administration could and should have done more to stop terrorism. But for the moment, the campaign has fizzled for three reasons. First, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward, Tom Ricks, and Barton Gellman broke news of energetic if unsuccessful covert efforts by the Clinton administration to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Second, it's become increasingly clear that the FBI, until recently headed by Clinton foe Louis Freeh, bears as much blame as any agency for failing to prevent the attacks. Third, conservatives realize it's hard to make a case that, prior to September 11, the Bush administration was any more vigilant than Clinton had been. One of many examples: The Bush White House hadn't gotten around to nominating anyone to fill the Pentagon's top anti-terrorism job until Sept. 15, when it hurriedly named Michelle Van Cleave assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict.
The residents of lower Manhattan have reason to feel especially grateful that the man who represents them in Congress, Rep. Jerry Nadler, had the foresight when elected in 1992 to procure a seat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The committee not only oversees FEMA, but will have much to say about how the area in and around the World Trade Center will be rebuilt in the years to come; Nadler is already advocating new subway stops, more ferry service, and a Long Island railroad station for lower Manhattan.
It would be hard to exaggerate how much Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his top aide Steven Cambone were hated within the Pentagon prior to September 11. Among other mistakes, Rumsfeld and Cambone foolishly excluded top civilian and military leaders when planning an overhaul of the military to meet new threats, thereby ensuring even greater bureaucratic resistance. According to The Washington Post, an Army general joked to a Hill staffer that "if he had one round left in his revolver, he would take out Steve Cambone." Cambone's reputation in the building hasn't improved much since September 11, but Rumsfeld's has been transformed. Moments after the attack on the Pentagon, the secretary rushed to the scene, putting himself in harm's way to help with the rescue effort. That brave act won Rumsfeld deep loyalty within the military. He has also gotten high marks for the confident precision of his press conference performances, and for his willingness to delegate war-fighting tactics to the brass. Alas, the secretary still has not figured out how to manage the building. One insider reports that he and his management team have "completely lost control" of their efforts to organize homeland defense, with multiple overlapping task forces and bureaucratic turf battles grinding progress to a halt.
Like many magazines, The Washington Monthly often gets letters from eccentrics insisting that a cabal of powerful men secretly controls world events. A recent story makes you understand why they might think that way. According to The Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia's Binladen Group, the construction company owned by the family of Osama bin Laden (from whom Osama is estranged), has more than $2 million invested in a military contractor buy-out fund managed by the Carlyle Group. Carlyle's chairman is ex-Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci. Its senior counselor is former Secretary of State James Baker. The senior adviser to the firm's Asian Partners fund is former President George H.W. Bush.
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copvcia.com "- A jump in UAL put options 90 times (not 90 percent) above normal between Sept. 6 and Sept.10, and 285 times higher than average on the Thursday before the attack– [CBS News, Sept. 26] - A jump in American Airlines put options 60 times (not 60 percent) above normal on the day before the attacks. [CBS News, Sept. 26] - No similar trading occurred on any other airlines. [Bloomberg Business Report, the Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT), Herzliyya, Israel citing data from the CBOE] - Morgan Stanley saw, between Sept. 7 and Sept.10, an increase of 27 times (not 27 percent) in the purchase of put options on its shares. [ICT Report, Mechanics of Possible Bin-Laden Insider Trading Scam, Sept. 21, citing data from the CBOE]. - Merrill-Lynch saw a jump of more than 12 times the normal level of put options in the four trading days before the attacks. [Ibid]" cyberexpose.net scenario: apocalypsenow03October 06, 2002 01:14 AM --------------------------------------------------- Warn the Troops formenonly www.cyberexpose.net Once war begins in Iraq, China will mobilize its troops through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan into Iran. As China joins forces with Iran, Turkey will be attacked by Russia. While the United States is fighting in Iraq, Iraq will be supported militarily by China, Russia, Iran, India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, Lebanon, Qatar, Libya and Somalia. The United States, Turkey and Israel are going to be caught in the middle…and the only way out will be nuclear. World War III, Armageddon, the End Times in earnest, will have begun. The Third World War will have begun because the United States and the United Kingdom have reneged on the original New World Order agenda. The ‘new and improved’ New World Order will be comprised of the U.S., the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the countries comprising NATO. Here is a complete listing of NATO Member Countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. But, wait…there’s more. Some countries are turning against the United States and its revised New World Order agenda. Under the leadership of Putin, the countries which made up the old Soviet Union will be recombined, lending its might to China. And, France will side with the new Russia-China alliance. And, don’t forget that the Panama Canal already belongs to China. Check out the NEW HotbotTell me when this page is updated scenario: apocalypsenow03October 06, 2002 01:14 AM --------------------------------------------------- Warn the Troops formenonly www.cyberexpose.net Once war begins in Iraq, China will mobilize its troops through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan into Iran. As China joins forces with Iran, Turkey will be attacked by Russia. While the United States is fighting in Iraq, Iraq will be supported militarily by China, Russia, Iran, India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, Lebanon, Qatar, Libya and Somalia. The United States, Turkey and Israel are going to be caught in the middle…and the only way out will be nuclear. World War III, Armageddon, the End Times in earnest, will have begun. The Third World War will have begun because the United States and the United Kingdom have reneged on the original New World Order agenda. The ‘new and improved’ New World Order will be comprised of the U.S., the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the countries comprising NATO. Here is a complete listing of NATO Member Countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. But, wait…there’s more. Some countries are turning against the United States and its revised New World Order agenda. Under the leadership of Putin, the countries which made up the old Soviet Union will be recombined, lending its might to China. And, France will side with the new Russia-China alliance. And, don’t forget that the Panama Canal already belongs to China. Check out the NEW HotbotTell me when this page is updated Bush continued speaking to kids after the attack Bush continued speaking to kids after the attack ... hmm. Just as there remains lingering doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald fired a burst of fatally accurate shots from the Texas Book Depository, so there is skepticism that "cells of Islamic terrorists" secretly coordinated and simultaneously commandeered four commercial jetliners. The culprit responsible for the Sept. 11 attack is now rumoured to be the same one who lurked behind the grassy knoll: the oil-dependent U.S. military-industrial complex. Not everyone is ready to accept this -- a substitute teacher in Vancouver's elementary school has been called on the mat for suggesting to Grade 5 students the Central Intelligence Agency might have been involved in 9/11. And at last count, there were a dozen U.S. Congressional Committees investigating the tragedies and how such an intelligence and security breakdown was allowed to occur. In Germany, a former minister of technology made headlines when in an interview he dismissed the U.S. government's explanation that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network is responsible for the attacks. His own explanation implicated the White House. "I wonder why many questions are not asked," he said. "For 60 decisive minutes, the military and intelligence agencies let the fighter planes stay on the ground; 48 hours later, however, the FBI presented a list of suicide attackers. Within 10 days, it emerged that seven of them were still alive." In Britain, a flight engineer has published a detailed paper asserting the U.S. took the joysticks out of the pilots' hands using a method of remote control developed by the American military in the 1970s. An independent publisher and editor has drawn huge crowds to his two-hour lecture in which he states baldly that the U.S. government was complicit in the attacks and had foreknowledge. He opens his documentary presentation with an offer of $1,000 US to anyone who can prove any of his sources were misrepresented or inauthentic. A former government agent also has given interviews claiming the CIA has been dealing with Osama bin Laden since 1987. http://www.geocities.com/jackdomb7 http://www.new-world-odor.com http://www.geocities.com/global123 http://www.cyberexpose.net 3 persons of the year: what about LINDA FRANKLIN Check out the NEW HotbotTell me when this page is updated 3 persons of the year: what about LINDA FRANKLIN ? what about Linda Franklin? Saturday, October 26, 2002 -- Linda Franklin, victim of sniper, remembered as loving woman News-Journal wire services GAINESVILLE -- Linda Franklin, the ninth victim of the Washington D.C.-area sniper, was remembered Friday as spiritual, loving woman who constantly sought answers to some of life's most difficult questions. About 200 mourners gathered at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to remember Franklin {47-year-old FBI analyst working on 911 investigation} from Arlington, Va., who spent most of her childhood in Gainesville. "Every summer she would come home for vacation and bring a list of questions," said her father, Charles Moore, as he addressed the tearful audience in the church where Franklin was married. "She would always seek the truth." Franklin was felled by a single shot to the head Oct. 14 as she and her husband loaded their red convertible in the parking lot outside a Home Depot in Falls Church, Va. Moore painfully recalled how, as a child, Franklin questioned everything from religion to how to dress. Her pursuit for the truth helped her earn a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Florida. "She confounded me, frustrated me, tormented me," Moore said. "But I loved her." Her death came two months after the Moores lost their granddaughter in a car accident, said church rector Gordon H. Tremaine. "I've seldom seen people be brutalized by two such remarkable occurrences together," said Tremaine, who counseled the Moores. "They have had their whole world explode." There was no direct mention of the sniper during the service. Afterward, Tremaine said the family was relieved that no one else would fall victim to the sniper's random shot. "He's glad they caught him," Tremaine said, referring to Thursday's capture of suspects John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo. "But I didn't hear any desire for vengeance." Franklin's survivors include her husband, Ted, two grown children, Thomas Belvin and Katrina Hannum, and her parents, brother and sister. Franklin's body was buried earlier this week in National Memorial Park in Alexandria, Va. "She called every week," said Moore as he fought back tears. "She hasn't called for a few weeks and it hurts." John Muhammad MKUltra Sniper Fahrenheit911 June 23, 2003 at 12:07:09 PDT June 23, 2003 at 12:07:09 PDT Dean Formally Announces White House Run By R FOURNIER ASSOCIATED PRESS BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean sought to redefine and broaden his liberal, anti-war campaign in formally announcing his candidacy Monday, telling disenchanted American voters, "You have the power!" to oust President Bush and rid Washington of special interests. With at least 2,500 supporters crammed into a brick-lined town square, the steeple of a Unitarian church behind him, the former Vermont governor pledged to speak "for a new American century and a new generation of Americans." Dean pledged to fight conservative Republicans, docile Democrats and the rest of the Washington establishment - all of whom he holds responsible for turning Americans away from the political system. "You have the power to take our country back!" he shouted. "You have the power! You have the power! You have the power!" He accused Bush of dividing Americans, creating a "chain of insurmountable debt" and promoting tax cuts "designed to destroy Social Security, Medicare, our public schools and our public services through starvation and privatization." The president's foreign policies, Dean argued, have alienated allies much like the ancient Roman empire once did. "Every American president must and will take up arms in the defense of our nation. It is a solemn oath that cannot and will not be compromised," said Dean, knowing he faces questions about his lack of foreign policy experience. "But there is a fundamental difference between the defense of our nation and the doctrine of pre-emptive war espoused by this administration," Dean said. "The president's group of narrow-minded ideological advisers are undermining our nation's greatness in the world." Dean, 54, a 20-year veteran of Vermont politics, actually began his campaign months ago. But he staged a formal announcement to draw attention and money to his long-shot bid. The nine Democratic candidates are in a race for cash before the second fund-raising quarter closes June 30. Dean is expected to raise at least $4 million by the deadline, a jump from the $2.6 million he collected in the first quarter, a senior campaign official said. Dean is airing the first political ads of the 2004 campaign, spending $300,000 in Iowa through July 2. Supporters were urged through e-mail last week to help pay for the TV time. Besides a crowd here that spilled from an intersection into two nearby streets, 15,000 Dean supporters had signed up to attend campaign events in more than 300 cities. A turnout of that size would validate Dean's boast that he is building an Internet-driven, national grass-roots organization. It was impossible to verify Dean's projections, but in one city, Des Moines, Iowa, 87 supporters signed up to watch his address at the campaign headquarters; 47 showed up. "It's a good way to get out of the office," said Ben Stone of Des Moines. A former governor in a race dominated by congressional Democrats, Dean has gotten off to a surprisingly strong start despite a lack of money and meager support from party insiders. The key has been his opposition to the U.S.-led war against Iraq - a position that galvanized liberal voters who believe that Democratic leaders are kowtowing to Bush. In a call to disenchanted voters of all political stripes, Dean said, "You have the power to rid Washington of all the politics of money." "You have the power to take back the Democratic Party." The liberal tag defies his record in Vermont, where Dean was known as a centrist, pro-business governor for 12 years. He battled Democrats to restrain spending and balance the state budget, even pushing for cuts in human services programs such as benefits for the aged, blind and disabled. He nominated tough-on-crime judges, most of them former prosecutors. And he imposed work requirements on welfare recipients well before former President Bill Clinton did. As governor, some of his strongest supporters were Republican leaders of the business community. Difficult to label, Dean once called himself "an odd kind of Democrat." Now that he's a presidential candidate, Dean is not trumpeting his moderate credentials from Vermont, nor did he dwell on his anti-war position during Monday's address. Instead, he sought to widen his appeal by casting himself as a blunt-speaking, anti-establishment populist who will reform American politics issue by issue. "This president has forgotten ordinary people," Dean said. The physician-turned-politican once intended to make health care and children's issues the cornerstones of his campaign, but then came the war and his introduction to a disenchanted electorate. His cause changed, Dean said. "Everywhere I go people are asking fundamental questions: Who can we trust?" he said. Dean hopes to galvanize Democrats who have not voted in recent elections, as well as independents who rallied behind insurgent candidates such as Republican Sen. John McCain in 2000 and Democrat Gary Hart in 1984. Polls place Dean among the top three candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the first votes for the Democratic nomination will be cast. He lags in nationwide polls. --- On the Net: Dean campaign: http://www.DeanforAmerica.com http://www.cyberexpose.net http://www.geocities.com/secretspyy news_3.tripod.com NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/agtexasgateltr61803.pdf http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/txdpsinterview.pdf PRESS RELEASE Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Fourteenth District, Michigan Ranking Member, Committee on the Judiciary Dean, Congressional Black Caucus -------------------------------------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: June 18, 2003 Dena Graziano (202)226-6888 CONYERS RELEASES NEW DOCUMENTS SHOWING COVERUP IN TEXASGATE Representative John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the attached letter sent to Attorney General John Ashcroft regarding the illegal use of Homeland Security Department resources to find Texas Democrats: "These documents, provided to the Judiciary Committee late last evening, are the smoking gun that shows a cover up of Texas Gate. Who asked the Texas police to deliberately deceive the Department of Homeland Security and misuse homeland security resources? It has been alleged that the Texas Governor's office or the House Majority Leader's office may have been involved. But Texas police will only say "several individuals" made the suggestion but refuse to provide the names of those individuals to federal investiigators. Who told the Texas police to destroy documents? Again, they refuse to tell federal investigators. It is extremely troubling, it is a cover up and it is a violation of federal criminal laws when public safety officers obstruct a federal investigation in this manner. The question is: who are they trying to protect and why are they trying to protect them?" June 18, 2003 The Honorable John Ashcroft Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice 10th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530 Dear Mr. Attorney General: After reviewing documents released by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General late last night, we are concerned that the Department of Public Safety ("DPS") may be involved in covering up the identity of the individual or individuals that prompted the DPS to mislead the Department of Homeland Security into using its terrorism fighting resources for partisan purposes. This conduct may constitute a violation of federal criminal laws pertaining to obstruction of justice and we ask that you open up an immediate investigation into these matters. First, a "Memorandum of Activity" for a "personal interview" with a Member of the DPS (the identity of the interviewee has been redacted) raises substantial concerns. At the outset, it appears clear that DPS representatives were uncooperative with DHS investigators: "During questioning of [redacted] the DHS-OIG was consistently interrupted and challenged by DPS participants that questions were not within the scope of the DHS-OIG investigation. The DPS asked the OIG if (redacted) would be given a Miranda warning. The OIG advised the DPS that (redacted) would not be given Miranda warnings since (redacted) was only a witness regarding a DHS-OIG investigation." IN03-OIG-LA-0662, page 1. We would hope you agree that it is extremely troubling that a public safety officer, who apparently believes he has knowledge of criminal activity, would choose to obscure such facts to federal investigators. Second, this public safety officer revealed that there were several individuals who requested that he contact Homeland Security to look for the plane, but refused to provide the identities of those individuals: "(Redacted) said several individuals requested (redacted) to look for the airplane. At that point in the interview (redacted) asked (redacted) and (redacted) if (he or she) had to answer the question regarding who requested (redacted) to look for the airplane. (Redacted) advised that this question was outside the scope of the DHS-OIG investigation. The DHS-OIG informed (redacted) that this question was pertinent to the investigation; however, the DHS-OIG could not compel (redacted) to answer. (Redacted) declined to answer the question." IN03-OIG-LA-0662, page 1. As you know, it has been alleged that high ranking state and federal officials prompted DPS to contact homeland security. This DPS officer's apparent reluctance to reveal the names of "several individuals" lends further credence to that claim. Finally, the same officer declined to reveal who shredded notes from conversations regarding the missing airplane: "(Redacted) was questioned regarding any notes taken regarding the missing airplane. (Redacted) said (redacted) noted from (redacted) conversations regarding the missing airplane with USCS were shredded. (Redacted) said (he or she) did not shred the notes. (Redacted) said (he or she) does not recall who (he or she) gave the notes to for shredding." IN03-OIG-LA-0662, page 2. Because the OIG's investigation of this matter was an official proceeding, all of these actions by this officer may well constitute a violation of federal obstruction of justice laws, which provide in part, that it is illegal to "knowingly . . . engage[] in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to . . . alter, destroy, mutilate, or conceal an object with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding or . . . otherwise obstruct[], influence[], or impede any official proceeding or attempt[] to do so." 18 U.S.C. § 1512. We ask that you open an immediate investigation into this conduct. Should you have any questions or concerns about this request, please feel free to contact us through the House Judiciary Committee Staff, 2142 Rayburn House Office Building, tel. 202-225-6504, fax 202-225-4423. Sincerely, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Congressman Jerrold Nadler Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Congressman Robert Wexler (More signatories to follow) Document available at: ##JUD-108-06/18/2003## http://www.geocities.com/jackdomb7 http://www.new-world-odor.com http://www.cyberexpose.net giuliani-wtc-collapse http://www.baltech.org/lederman/giuliani-wtc-collapse-3-01-02.html Topic: Could the collapse of WTC and other buildings have been a nuclear attack? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1- that pit was "smoking" hot for a ridiculously long time .... the temps were extremely high. 2- explosions would have happened in the upper floors if you believe the jet fuel theory. (there is not enough fuel in the jet to melt that much steel in the bottom floors) 3- the rubble was quicly hauled away. (without forensic examination) 4- has anyone heard any rumours about the firemen experiencing any gulf war type syndromes?? Could it be possible, possible mind you, that the attacks on New York City, Washington D.C., and the aborted attack foiled by the courageous actions of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, were only a diversion to what were bomb and even missile attacks? At risk of being labeled some kind of "conspiracy wacko" I am bringing these questions to public forum. Consider this information: http://www.americanfreepress.net/07_14_02/Unexplained_9-11_/unexplained_9-11_.html Unexplained 9-11 Explosion at WTC Complex - Despite the fact that the horrible events of Sept. 11 occurred in broad daylight and were widely photographed, significant aspects of the attacks have been completely suppressed by a media blackout. A massive explosion, witnessed by millions of television viewers on CNN, evidently devastated World Trade Center 6, the eight-story U.S. Customs building, although no national newspaper, other than American Free Press, has written a word about it. Before the smoke had cleared from around the stricken South Tower, a mysterious explosion shot 550 feet into the air above the U.S. Customs House at WTC 6. The unexplained blast occurred between the burning North Tower and the 47-story Salomon Brothers Building, known as WTC 7, immediately after United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the South Tower, at about 9:03 a.m. The explosion at WTC 6 was shown afterward on CNN. But because it was not broadcast as it happened there has been some confusion about when it actually occurred. The large amount of smoke seen cascading around the South Tower in the video led some observers to mistake the blast for a dust cloud from the subsequent collapse of the tower... http://www.americanfreepress.net/07_14_02/Unexplained_9-11_/unexplained_9-11_.html There is a great deal more information in the entire article. Then, when you have digested that information, consider this: http://www.americanfreepress.net/09_03_02/NEW_SEISMIC_/new_seismic_.html NEW SEISMIC DATA REFUTES OFFICIAL EXPLANATION Two unexplained "spikes" in the seismic record from Sept. 11 indicate huge bursts of energy shook the ground beneath the World Trade Center’s twin towers immediately prior to the collapse. American Free Press has learned of pools of "molten steel" found at the base of the collapsed twin towers weeks after the collapse. Although the energy source for these incredibly hot areas has yet to be explained, New York seismometers recorded huge bursts of energy, which caused unexplained seismic "spikes" at the beginning of each collapse. These spikes suggest that massive underground explosions may have literally knocked the towers off their foundations, causing them to collapse... SEISMIC ‘SPIKES’ Seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y., 21 miles north of the WTC, recorded strange seismic activity on Sept. 11 that has still not been explained. While the aircraft crashes caused minimal earth shaking, significant earthquakes with unusual spikes occurred at the beginning of each collapse. The Palisades seismic data recorded a 2.1 magnitude earthquake during the 10-second collapse of the South Tower at 9:59:04 and a 2.3 quake during the 8-second collapse of the North Tower at 10:28:31. However, the Palisades seismic record shows that—as the collapses began—a huge seismic "spike" marked the moment the greatest energy went into the ground. The strongest jolts were all registered at the beginning of the collapses, well before the falling debris struck the Earth. These unexplained "spikes" in the seismic data lend credence to the theory that massive explosions at the base of the towers caused the collapses. A "sharp spike of short duration" is how seismologist Thorne Lay of University of California at Santa Cruz told AFP an underground nuclear explosion appears on a seismograph... http://www.americanfreepress.net/09_03_02/NEW_SEISMIC_/new_seismic_.html But, we're not glowing yet. Effects of the Neutron Bomb: could it be possible for such a device to be planted deep in the earth, explode, destroy the support towers to a structure such as the WTC towers, and by the time the temperature cools enough, and the rubble has been cleared, to show no sign of residual radiation? Just speculating. Neutron bombs are designed to MINIMIZE damage and MAXIMIZE casualties. It's use would be to detonate it over a city, and still have the city intact, but everyone dead. http://www.baltech.org/lederman/giuliani-wtc-collapse-3-01-02.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is getting too weird. now confirmed by Federal investigators [see NY Times article below], the collapse of #7 WTC was caused by thousands of gallons of diesel fuel illegally stored in the building by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Was this incredibly dumb move an accident, an oversight or part of a specific plan to eliminate incriminating evidence? The NY Times article notes that the cause of the collapse was very similar to that which brought down the Federal building in Oklahoma City. The similarities go much further than the interactions between diesel fuel, the laws of physics and the strength of structural steel. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The "independent" NY Times is at war with any/all conservatives.Their practice of bending facts of any kind is a conspiracy in itself. It seems like a massive explosion in the basement or sublevel of the WTC would produce a profound puff at the base,or ground level.There was a documentary a week ago on Public Broadcasting(TV).They showed many photographs detailing the WTC collapsing.Their engineering experts say the structure was weakened by the intensive heat of the fire,causing the collapse.Who is right on the collapse ? Theories will abound. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1- that pit was "smoking" hot for a ridiculously long time .... the temps were extremely high. 2- explosions would have happened in the upper floors if you believe the jet fuel theory. (there is not enough fuel in the jet to melt that much steel in the bottom floors) 3- the rubble was quicly hauled away. (without forensic examination) 4- has anyone heard any rumours about the firemen experiencing any gulf war type syndromes?? cyberexpose.net [Image] [hosted by tripod] Check out the NEW Hotbot Tell me when this page is updated S E C T I O N 14.0 Why was this executive order called on September 7, 2001 which was four days BEFORE the September 11 horror? Government > Search > Executive Orders Search > #2001-261 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 01-261 WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard has the statutory responsibility to provide support to law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard has the responsibility to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard must train to meet such responsibilities; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard is funded for any such training by budgetary appropriation or grants before any such training; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard must conduct such training in active service of the state, as defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes (also known as active military service and state active duty) for members of the Florida National Guard to be covered by Section 250.34, Florida Statutes; and WHEREAS, as Governor, I may delegate the authority contained in Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to order training to help respond to civil disturbances, natural disasters, and counter drug operations to The Adjutant General of the State of Florida; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the State of Florida that I delegate such authority, so that the Florida National Guard is adequately trained to meet its obligation to help respond to civil disturbances, natural disasters, and counter drug operations and so that members of the Florida National Guard performing such training are covered by Section 250.34, Florida Statutes; and WHEREAS, the Governor may order the Florida National Guard to provide extraordinary support to law enforcement upon request and such a request has been received from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to assist FDLE in performing port security training and inspections. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB Bush, as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution, and by Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, and all other applicable laws, do hereby promulgate the following Executive Order, to take immediate effect: Section 1. Based upon the foregoing, I hereby find that the public welfare requires that the Florida National Guard train to support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations. Section 2. I hereby delegate to The Adjutant General of the State of Florida all necessary authority, within approved budgetary appropriations or grants, to order members of the Florida National Guard into active service, as defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of training to support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations. Section 3. The Florida National Guard may order selected members on to state active duty for service to the State of Florida pursuant to Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to assist FDLE in performing port security training and inspections. Based on the potential massive damage to life and property that may result from an act of terrorism at a Florida port, the necessity to protect life and property from such acts of terrorism, and inhibiting the smuggling of illegal DRUGS into the State of Florida, the use of the Florida National Guard to support FDLE in accomplishing port security training and inspections is "extraordinary support to law enforcement" as used in Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes. Section 4. The Adjutant General shall not place members of the Florida National Guard into active service for longer than necessary to accomplish the purposes declared herein. Section 5. This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order Number 01-17. Executive Order Number 01-17 is hereby revoked. Section 6. This Executive Order shall remain in full force and effect until the earlier of its revocation or June 30, 2003. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capitol, this 7th day of September 2001. S E C T I O N 15.0 We know it is difficult to understand that there are people who love this country and love the constitution but are opposed to the U.S. government bombing in Afghanistan. Why? Consider the following: 1. The U.S. planned to invade Afghanistan in October of this year even prior to the WTC tragedy. 2. Osman bin Laden has worked directly with the agency for 15 to 20 years. He was trained by the agency to fight the Afghani-Soviet war. He was paid by the agency to destabilize the economy of the USSR - later resulting in the collapse of their economy. He was paid to provide weapons and men to train KLA soldiers in the Balkans. 3. The U.S. has had long-standing plans to install a gas pipeline and an oil pipeline through Afghanistan. The Clinton administration was unable to get it done, despite installing the (agency planned) Taliban government which was supposed to be fully cooperative in the plan. 4. The tunnels and caves used by bin Laden was partly constructed and modified by the agency using taxpayers dollars. If you care to research these matters, you will find that everything I have said here is true. Osman bin Laden (actually agent Tim Ossman) is the best terrorist that the U.S. government could CREATE and buy. He is worth his weight in gold to the U.S. government because he is enabling legislation to be passed such as the USA "Patriot" Bill which eliminates the Fourth Amendment - PERMITTING HOMES TO BE SEARCHED AND ITEMS TO BE SEIZED WITHOUT A WARRANT, in any case not necessarily relating to terrorism. Our government is using the terrorism card to take away your freedom, forever. Don't be so quick to fight for the bankers and the oil companies - because THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. Yes, terrorists killed 5000+ people on 9/11, but who allowed those terrorists into the country and provided them free latitude to do whatever they wanted, despite the efforts of some bureau agents who tried to stop them but were not permitted to do so. It hard to believe that your government is so corrupt and evil, but it is - and it doesn't take much research to reveal it. Wanting to replace the corrupt people in high government offices doesn't mean we are anti-American, rather it means WE CARE A GREAT DEAL ABOUT AMERICA and want to preserve this republic, its sovereignty and its liberties for another generation of Americans. THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GIVE UP THEIR LIBERTIES FOR A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. If they have their way, you will see the rise of a global government and the loss of our republican form of government. The children of those who died on 9/11 deserve better than that from us. We owe them something - and that is to seek the truth and to deal with it.b The elected politicians who sit in DC today are only temporary representatives of our government. Eventually they leave office or die of old age. What makes our government great is the constitution, the balance of powers, equal justice under the law, the rights of individuals to determine their own destiny. It's our system of government that we love, respect and defend - not the people who are temporarily representatives of it and decision-makers within it. Right now we have people in government who are not acting in the best interests of this nation or its people - for various reasons. These congressmen are virtually unremovable because they have set up a system whereby they are ensured millions of dollars to keep themselves in power. Unless we can vote them out of office in the next two elections, our nation and our system of government that we love so much will be gone and we will have lost what our forefathers fought and died to preserve for us. We have to forget about party affiliations, we have to select men and women for government office who will act in the best interests of the nation and who will honor their oaths to protect and defend the constitution. The Secret SocietiesAndover installed a new headmaster in 1933. Claude Moore Fuess (rhymes with fleece) replaced veteran headmaster Alfred E. Stear ns, whom the Brahmins saw as a dyed-in-the-wool reactionary. Stearns was forced out over a "scandal": a widower, he had married his housekeeper, who was beneath his social class. The new headmaster was considered forward-looking and flexible, to meet the challenges of the world political crisis: for example, Fuess favored psychiatry for the boys, something Stearns wouldn't tolerate. Claude Fuess had been an Andover history teacher since 1908, and gained fame as an historian. He was one of the most skillful liars of the modern age. Fuess had married into the Boston Cushing family. He had written the family-authorized whitewash biography of his wife's relative, Caleb Cushing, a pro-slavery politician of the middle nineteenth century. The outlandish, widely known corruption of Cushing's career was matched by Fuess's bold, outrageous coverup. / Note #1 / Note #4 During George Bush's years at Andover, his headmaster, Fuess, wrote an authorized biography of Calvin Coolidge, the late U.S. President. This work was celebrated in jest as a champion specimen of unwholesome flattery. In other books, also about the bluebloods, Fuess was simply given the family papers and designated the chief liar for the "Bostonian Race." Both the Cushing and Coolidge families had made their fortunes in opium trafficking. Bush's headmaster named his son John Cushing Fuess, perhaps after the fabled nineteenth century dope kingpin who had made the Cushings rich. / Note #1 / Note #5 Headmaster Fuess used to say to his staff, "I came to power with Hitler and Mussolini."/ Note #1 / Note #6 This was not merely a pleasantry, referring to his appointment the year Hitler took over Germany. In his 1939 memoirs, Headmaster Fuess expressed the philosophy which must guide the education of the well-born young gentlemen under his care: "Our declining birth rate ... may perhaps indicate a step towards national deterioration. Among the so-called upper and leisure classes, noticeably among the university group, the present birth rate is strikingly low. Among the Slavonic and Latin immigrants, on the other hand, it is relatively high. We seem thus to be letting the best blood thin out and disappear; while at the same time our humanitarian efforts for the preservation of the less fit, those who for some reason are crippled and incapacitated, are being greatly stimulated. The effect on the race will not become apparent for some generations and certainly cannot now be accurately predicted; but the phenomenon must be mentioned if you are to have a true picture of what is going on in the United States." / Note #1 / Note #7 Would George Bush adopt this anti-Christian outlook as his own? One can never know for sure how a young person will respond to the doctrines of his elders, no matter how cleverly presented. There is a much higher degree of certainty that he will conform to criminal expectations, however, if the student is brought to practice cruelty against other youngsters, and to degrade himself in order to get ahead. At Andover, this was where the secret societies came in. Nothing like Andover's secret societies existed at any other American school. What were they all about? Bush's friend Fitzhugh Greene wrote in 1989: "Robert L. 'Tim' Ireland, Bush's longtime supporter [and Brown Brothers Harriman partner], who later served on the Andover board of trustees with him, said he believed [Bush] had been in AUV. 'What's that?' I asked. 'Can't tell you,' laughed Ireland. 'It's secret!' Both at Andover and Yale, such groups only bring in a small percentage of the total enrollment in any class. 'That's a bit cruel to those who don't make AU[V] or 'Bones,'|" conceded Ireland. / Note #1 / Note #8 A retired teacher, who was an advisor to one of the groups, cautiously disclosed in his bicentennial history of Andover, some aspects of the secret societies. The reader should keep in mind that this account was published by the school, to celebrate itself: "A charming account of the early days of K.O.A, the oldest of the Societies, was prepared by Jack [i.e. Claude Moore] Fuess, a member of the organization, on the occasion of their Fiftieth Anniversary. The Society was founded in ... 1874.... "[A] major concern of the membership was the initiation ceremony. In K.O.A. the ceremony involved visiting one of the local cemeteries at midnight, various kinds of tortures, running the gauntlet -- though the novice was apparrently punched rather than paddled, being baptized in a water tank, being hoisted in the air by a pulley, and finally being placed in a coffin, where he was cross-examined by the members.... K.O.A. was able to hold the loyalty of its members over the years to become a powerful institution at Phillips Academy and to erect a handsome pillared Society house on School Street. "The second Society of the seven that would survive until 1950 was A.U.V. [George Bush's group]. The letters stood for Auctoritas, Unitas, Veritas. [Authority, Unity, Truth]. This organization resulted from a merger of two ... earlier Societies ... in 1877. A new constitution was drawn up ... providing for four chief officers -- Imperator [commander], Vice Imperator [vice-commander], Scriptor [secretary], and Quaestor [magistrate or inquistor].... "Like K.O.A, A.U.V. had an elaborate initiation ceremony. Once a pledge had been approved by the Faculty, he was given a letter with a list of rules he was to follow. He was to be in the cemetery every night from 12:30 to 5:00, deliver a morning paper to each member of the Society each morning, must not comb or brush his hair nor wash his face or hands, smoke nothing but a clay pipe with Lucky Strike tobacco, and not speak to any student except members of A.U.V. "After the pledge had memorized these rules, his letter of instruction was burned. The pledge had now become a 'scut' and was compelled to learn many mottoes and incantations. On Friday night of initiation week the scut was taken to Hartigan's drugstore downtown and given a 'scut sundae,' which consisted of pepper, ice cream, oysters, and raw liver. Later that night he reported to the South Church cemetery, where he had to wait for two hours for the members to arrive. There followed the usual horseplay -- the scut was used as a tackling dummy, threats were made to lock him in a tomb, and various other ceremonies observed. On Saturday afternoon the scut was taken on a long walk around town, being forced to stop at some houses and ask for food, to urinate on a few porches, and generally to make a fool of himself. On Saturday night came the initiation proper. The scut was prepared by reporting to the cellar in his underwear and having dirt and flour smeared all over his body. He was finally cleaned up and brought to the initiation room, where a solemn ceremony followed, ending with the longed-for words 'Let him have light,' at which point his blindfold was removed, some oaths were administered, and the boy was finally a member...." Notes for Chapter 4 - Part 2 16. Richardson to Prescott Bush, June 10, 1954, H. Smith Richardson Papers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 17. Wayne S. Cole, "America First: The Battle Against Intervention, 1940-1941" (Madison: the University of Wisconsin Press, 1953); Interviews with Richardson family employees; H. Smith Richardson Foundation annual reports; Richardson to Prescott Bush, March 26, 1954, Richardson Papers. "Washington Post", April 29, 1990. 18. Richardson to Chase Bank executive Cole Younger, Sept. 17, 1952, H. Smith Richardson Papers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 19. Parmet, Herbert S., "Eisenhower and the American Crusades" (New York: MacMillan Company, 1972), p. 481. 20. John Prados, "Keepers of the Keys: A History of the National Security Council from Truman to Bush" (New York: William Morrow, 1991) pp. 92-95. 21. Robert Callaghan in "Covert Action", No. 33, Winter 1990. Prescott, Jr. was a board member of the National Strategy Information Center as of 1991. Both Prescott Sr. and Jr. were deeply involved along with Casey in the circles of Pan American Airlines, Pan Am's owners the Grace family, and the CIA's Latin American a ffairs. The Center, based in Washington D.C., declines public inquiries about its founding. See also "EIR Special Report", "American Leviathan: Administrative Fascism under the Bush Regime" (Wiesbaden, Germany: Executive Intelligence Review Nachrichtenagentur, April, 1990), p. 192. 22. For example, see Trumbull Higgins, "The Perfect Failure: Kennedy, Eisenhower, and the CIA at the Bay of Pigs" (New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1987), pp.55-56, 89-90. Unverified information on the squads is provided in the affidavit of Daniel P. Sheehan, attorney for the Christic Institute, reproduced in "EIR Special Report" "Project Democracy: The 'Parallel Government' behind the Iran Contra Affair" (Washington, D.C.: Executive Intelligence Review, 1987), pp. 249-50. Some of the hired assassins have published their memoirs. See, for example Felix Rodriguez and John Weisman, "Secret Warrior" (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989); and E. Howard Hunt, "Undercover: Memoirs of an American Secret Agent" (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974). cyberexpose.net prescott-bush-connections S E C T I O N 4.0 Some have reaped the financial rewards of the revolving money door between the military and industry. Cheney became a member of the board of directors of Morgan Stanley. the Union Pacific Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. (Ross Perot company) Most importantly, in 1995 Cheney became the CEO of Halliburton (owner of Brown and Root) As chairman of the board, he held a $45.5 million stake as Halliburton's biggest individual stockholder. Brown and Root reaped multi-millions from the Bosnia war. In 1998 he got the idea that Halliburton should purchase Dresser Industries, for $8.1 billion (creating the world's largest oil-drilling services company) while on a quail hunt with Dresser chair Bill Bradford. Dresser and Halliburton merged. Dresser Industries was owned and operated by Brown Brothers Harriman. Prescott Bush (George H.W.'s father) was a partner of Brown Brothers and on the board of Dresser for decades until he became a U.S. Senator. Permindex was a corporate front, headed by Major Louis M. Bloomfield of Canada. Clay Shaw operated a division of Permindex in New Orleans at the International Trade Mart. Halliburton was one of the financiers of Permindex. George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root were also financiers. Halliburton acquired Brown and Root after 1963. Researchers of JFK have tried since 1963 to determine if George H.W. Bush had any intelligence role in November 1963. Efforts to conclusively prove that GHWB was an agent at that time have been futile. Efforts to conclusively prove that he was directly involved with the Cuban exiles have also been futile. This is so, despite the close proximity of the Zapata oil platform to Cuba and the naming of boats for the Bay of Pigs invasion, notably the "Barbara." However, the financial and corporate structures which have financed GHWB and now his son, can be conclusively proven by documents. Note how these roots lead to the Harrimans, British Intelligence (right-wing variety) and to Halliburton and Brown and Root, thus to Permindex. Who were the clients of Brown Brothers Harriman when Prescott Bush and his wife's father, George H. Walker, worked for them? It was these investors who funded campaigns. His biggest contributors were his uncle Herbie Walker, formerly of St. Louis, and Eugene Meyer, whose father spent his entire career working for a competing investment bank--Lazard Freres--or Lazard Brothers, as it was called in London.The Bush family ties to the Lairds and Lords of Scotland and England.Lazard Brothers was controlled by officials in the British government. It was always the investment bank of David Rockefeller. And, besides Meyer and Walker, George Bush's other large investor in Bush-Overbey was British Assets Trust, Ltd., an investment company whose directors interlocked with the management of companies associated with Lord Kindersley, such as Hudson's Bay Company. In the same year that Zapata and Pennzoil were moving toward hostile takeovers, a new Swiss bank opened in Houston with J. Hugh Liedtke and George Bush's securities adviser, W.S. Farish III, amoung the directors. Called "Bank for Investment and Credit Berne" (BICB), its stock was owned by Capital National Bank and Paravicini Bank, but investors included Seagrams, Boeing, Minute Maid in Zurich, the London subsidiary of Brown and Root and the Schlesinger organisation of London and Johannesburg. These investors are more than interesting in light of the fact that Paravicini is a descendant of the Venetian Pallavicini family, whose attorney in Rome, Carlo d'Amelio, was the general counsel to Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC), the Italian arm of Permindex. CMC was incorporated in Berne Switzerland, and D' Amelio sat on the board of directors during the time that Seagrams' attorney, Louis Mortimer Bloomfield of Montreal, was chairman of Permindex. When the role of CMC in the attempted assassination of President DeGaulle of France was discovered, it fled Europe and re-emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, the parent company, Permindex, continued to be managed from Montreal by Bloomfield. Clay Shaw, the man prosecuted in New Orleans by Jim Garrison for his role in the Kennedy assassination, was also a board member of CMC, with which his International Trade Mart had connections. The connections between Clay Shaw, David Ferrie and Lee Harvey Oswald have, at this time, been proven by documentary and photographic evidence, despite myriad attempts to discredit the Garrison investigation. According to a 1970 report called "The Torbitt Document," a compilation of information gathered by a Texas attorney from "court-approved and documented evidence" from sources in the U.S. Customs Department and the Narcotics Bureau, from the Warren Commission and the Garrison investigations, Bloomfield's Permindex Corp. supervised five subsidiary groups: (1) "White Russian" organisation called the Solidarists--members Ferenc Nagy of Dallas (former Hungarian premier) and Jean De Menil of Houston (head of Schlumberger); (2) American Council of Churches--H.L. Hunt organisation; (3) Free Cuba Committee--Carlos Prio Soccaras (Cuban ex-president); (4) "The Syndicate"--Clifford Jones and Bobby Baker working with Joe Bonanno Mafia family; (5) Aerospace security division--Werner Von Braun, headquarters in Redstone Arsenal in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. The JFK scenario was planned and carried out by Division Five of the bureau, which acted in conjunction with the defence intelligence agency under the control of the joint chiefs. These divisions had a highly secret police agency called the defence, industrial and security commands, which also worked with aerospace, atomic energy commission (AEC), USIA and weapons and ammunition supply corporations (munitions makers) which contract with those agencies. The police force originated in the 1930's to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, then expanded to the AEC, tying it in with army intelligence. Agents of this force included Clay Shaw, Guy Bannister, David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and others, and was headed up by Bloomfield. According to the Torbitt report: The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U.S. oil companies, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, John De Menil, Solidarist director of Houston, John Connally, as executor of Sid Richardson estate, Haliburton [sic] Oil Co., Sen. Robert Kerr of Okla., Troy Post of Dallas, Lloyd Cobb of New Orleans, Dr. Oechner of New Orleans, George and Herman Brown of Brown & Root, Attorney Roy M. Cohn, Chairman of the Board for Lionel Corp., New York City, Schenley Industries of New York City, Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi general and his company, Bell Aerospace, Pan American World Airways and its subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corp., Paul Raigorodsky of Claiborne Oil of New Orleans, Credit Suisse of Canada, and Heineken's Brewery Of Canada and a host of other munitions makers and aerospace contractors directed by the defence, industrial and security commands. Permindex was the operator of death squads in Europe, Mexico, Central American, the Caribbean and the United States. The persons and corporations who worked with Permindex took over the government of the United States of America on November 22, 1963. The perpetrators have never been brought to justice, and now Halliburton, a Permindex backer. Roy Cohn was a very close friend of Lewis Rosenstiel, who was in turn a friend of Sam Bronfman. Bloomfield was also president of Heineken of Canada. What these companies seem to have in common is their shareholders, directors and financiers. They are the same persons who invested in Bush-Overbey, Zapata and Dresser Industries through the investment trusts they controlled. The 1992 edition of Dope, Inc. (a LaRouche publication) has this to say about the banks involved: Both Seagram's (and its old Prohibition rum-running partner, Hudson's Bay) are interlocked through a maze of contacts with all five of the big Canadian chartered banks: the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Toronto Dominion Bank, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Thus, the "dirty" money gleaned from the drug trade is conduited through these banks to points further south: The banks' offshore centers in the Caribbean, and from there the money makes its whirlpool round of worldwide laundering. The chairman of this Houston-based international investment bank, BICB, whose investors included Seagrams and the Schlesinger mining interests in South Africa, was Johan F. (Fred) Paravicini. Vice-chairman was L.F. McCollum, Sr.-a long-time Humble Oil employee, who headed CONOCO and founded Capital National Bank of Houston in 1965. The bank's president was Baker Lovett, cousin of James A. Baker III, and grandson of the first president of Rice University, Odell Lovett, a friend of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton. In an interview with the Houston Post, Baker stated that his experience of 15 years in banking indicated that Houston had a relatively short supply of money, and that venture capital had to come from New England-from "more mature economies." He believed a bank "should dedicate a portion of its resources to relatively risky situations because it's those which sometimes really pay off." As the 1980s showed, however, it was also that type of investment that resulted in the bailout of the savings and loan industry. In addition to its investment in the BICB set up by CONOCO's chairman, Seagrams also owned a great deal of stock in CONOCO and caused a major eruption with DuPont in 1981 over who would control the company. Seagramswas interested in CONOCO because it owned a 53% interest in Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas Co. in Canada. Since it had recently received $2.3 billion cash profit from the sale of Sunoco stock, with which it had tried and failed to purchase control of DuPont's St. Joe Minerals, the Scottish-financed liquor barons at Seagrams saw another chance to grab something prized by the New Englanders-control of CONOCO. In 1969 W.S. Farish III was 31 years old and was a partner in the investment companies of Underwood Neuhaus and W.S. Farish & Co., through which he handled millions of dollars of his family's wealth in addition to George Bush's blind trust. Farish was also serving as president of a company called Fluorex, an international mineral and exploration company, and in 1973 also became a director of Houston Natural Gas. He was the only grandson of one of the founders of Humble Oil, W.S. Farish, Sr., who had been chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey prior to World War II. W.A. Harriman & Co. helped Jersey Standard finance a merger with I.G. FARBEN, THE GERMAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION WHICH MANUFACTURED THE GAS USED TO EXTERMINATE SO MANY JEWS. Lehman Brothers, which had an office in Capital National Bank's building at 1300 Main-on the same floor, incidentally, as George Bush's friend (and later, Commerce Secretary, Robert Mosbacher), was represented on the board of the Capital National and its international investment branch. One director was Lehman Brothers partner, John B. Carter, Jr., and another was director I.H. "Denny" Kempner III, heir to the Imperial Sugar fortune, whose brother was a Lehman representative in Houston. The decision to form a partnership with Paravicini may have also been influenced by another Lehman representative- William Mellon Hitchcock- grandson of William Larimer Mellon, founder of Gulf Oil, and nephew of banker Andrew Mellon. Bush's partners in Zapata were the sons of William Liedtke, Sr.-one of the "highest ranking lawyers in Gulf Oil Corp." What Hitchcock shows us is a classic fondi member, educated at Harvard, trained at Lazard Brothers during Lord Cowdray's tenure, who while vacationing in Venice, is recruited to work for agency-connected investment bank with connections to the Bronfman family by a member of his father's polo team! How did he manage to get caught? These people never get caught. But what was never followed up on was how Hitchcock and Paravicini were connected to CONOCO, Seagrams, Standard Oil, Brown & Root and the Schlesinger mines in Johannesburg. These connections lead straight to Permindex, the Bronfmans and to the Dallas oil men funding the JFK scenario. They also lead to George Bush through W.S. Farish- investor of his blind trust. Although it has never been proven that Farish, Liedtke or George Bush had any background in intelligence operations before Bush was appointed director of the agency by Gerald Ford in 1976, an inference can be made just by reviewing the associations that existed in the Texas oil community in the 1960s. Billy's training as an investment banker had taken place at the English branch of Lazard Freres, which has been shown to be closely tied to one of George Bush's original investors, Eugene Meyer, and to Everett DeGolyer, a Dresser director who had spent most of his career working for Sir Weetman Pearson (Viscount Cowdray). A vice-president of Empire Trust in Dallas was Jack Crichton (also president of Nafco Oil & Gas, Inc.) who was connected with army reserve intelligence. In a 1995 book written by Fabian Escalante, the chief of a Cuban counterintelligence unit during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he describes that as soon as intelligence was received from agents in Cuba that Fidel Castro had "converted to communism," a plan called "Operation 40" was put into effect by the National Security Council, presided over by Vice-President Richard Nixon. Escalante indicates that Nixon was the Cuban "case officer" who had assembled an important group of businessmen headed by George Bush and Jack Crichton, both Texas oilmen, to gather the necessary funds for the operation. Nixon was a protégé of Bush's father Preston [sic] who in 1946 had supported Nixon's bid for Congress. In fact, Preston Bush was the campaign strategist that brought Eisenhower and Nixon to the presidency of the United States. With such patrons, [Tracy] Barnes was certain that failure was impossible. According to Peter Dale Scott, Crichton arranged for Marina Oswald to have Ilya Mamantov as her interpreter when she was questioned after Oswald's arrest. Mamantov also taught scientific Russian classes at Magnolia Oil Co. Lee and Marina Oswald first met the Paines at a party at the home of Richard Pierce and Everett Glover where practically all the guests worked for Magnolia Oil. The guests included a German named Volkmar Schmidt who came to Dallas in 1961 to do geological research at Magnolia's laboratories in nearby Duncanville. MacNaughton's personal accountant was George Bouhe, who also worked at the Tolstoy Foundation with Paul Raigorodsky-a man involved with the National Alliance of Solidarists. Bouhe was closely tied to George DeMohrenschildt, who later became famous as the White Russian assigned to "handle" Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. It was DeMohrenschildt who had taken the Oswalds to a party where they met Volkmar Schmidt, and then a later party at the same house where they met Michael Paine. DeMohrenschildt was also the one in charge of getting Marina a place to stay at Ruth Paine's home, and it was Ruth Paine who found Oswald the job at the book depository office in the building owned by Jack Crichton's friend. DeMohrenschildt also was involved with the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia in Dallas which received subsidies from the Baird Foundation, which was determined to be a agency conduit by the Patman House Select Committee hearings [cf. New York Times, March 5, 1967, p. 36]. DeMohrenschildt immigrated to the U.S. in 1938, having been involved in espionage with the OSS and probably with the Nazis. He had a doctorate in commerce from the University of Liege, Belgium, when he came to the United States at age 27 where his brother Dmitry was a professor at Dartmouth, having degrees from Columbia and Yale. While visiting his brother and American sister-in-law at Bellport, near East Hampton, on the eastern, ocean tip of Long Island, DeMohrenschildt met many influential people, including stockbroker Jack and Janet Bouvier (Jackie's parents). He was also a friend of Margaret Clark Williams, whose family had vast land holdings in Louisiana, who gave him a letter of introduction to Humble Oil. DeMohrenschildt came to Texas by bus "where he got a job with Humble Oil Company in Houston, thanks to family connections," and, "[d]espite being friends with the chairman of the board of Humble," he worked as a roughneck in the Louisiana oil fields. DeMohrenschildt came to Texas in 1944 and got a master's degree in petroleum geology at the University of Texas at Austin. For a time he worked overseas for the Murchisons' Three States Oil and Gas and for Pantipec, an oil company owned by William F. Buckley, Jr.'s father operated in Mexico at the same time Sir Weetman Pearson (later Viscount Cowdray) and DeGolyer were there running the Mexican Eagle. In fact, Buckley and his brother were the attorneys for the Mexican oil companies after their properties were taxed illegally by the Mexican government. According to William Engdahl, Pearson worked for British Secret Intelligence, "as did all other major British oil groups." They had financed and put in power the regime of General Victoriano Huerta, subsequently overthrown by President Woodrow Wilson, who was supporting the objectives of Standard Oil in attempting to take from Britain at least a portion of its concessions for half of Mexico's oil. The U.S. under Rockefeller cover sent money and arms to Carranza. Pete Brewton, The Mafia, the CIA and George Bush, p. 137. Brewton's information came from two articles in the Houston Post-dated April 25, 1969 and January 11, 1970. The earlier article, naming the corporate investors in the new bank, had no by-line. Dope, Inc. (1992), p. 459. Dope , Inc., p. 256. The Royal Bank of Canada is said by the EIR writers of Dope, Inc. to be the "dirtiest" bank, followed closely by the Bank of Nova Scotia, of which Bronfman aide and Zionist, R.D. Wolfe, is a director. This bank is also involved in the financing of business in Jamaica tied to the arms trade, as well as being tied to the Canadian gold markets through an interlock with Noranda Mines. THE GOLD EXCHANGE ALSO SERVES AS A MEANS OF PAYMENT FOR THE ILLEGAL WEAPONS TRADE. Through these family and social contacts, connections arose between the Canadian banks, Scottish banks, the Far East, South Africa, the Caribbean and New England. These same families also had strong ties to the Carolinas which was originally settled by a great number of Scottish emigrants who retained strong ties to the mother country. Connections can be shown between Larry Johnson, General Homes and Walter Mischer - a close friend and fund-raiser for George Bush-through an assortment of complicated corporate relationships. He was the founder of Houston Land & Trust Company, the first trust institution in the State of Texas. Marie Phelps McAshan, On the Corner of Main and Texas: A Houston Legacy (Houston: Gulf Publishing Co.,1985), p. 130; Marguerite Johnston, Houston, the Unknown City, 1836-1946 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1991), pp. 75 and 404fn. The name "Barziza" is similar in sound to "Barozzi," which was the name of one of the case vecchie that existed in Venice [Allen and Rachel Douglas, manuscript entitled "Venice: The Fondi.and related matters", p. 12] Thomas Petzinger, Jr., Oil & Honor: The Texaco-Pennzoil Wars (G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York), p. 36. Incidentally, Allen Dulles, before becoming director of the agency, had been legal counsel to Gulf Oil for Latin American operations, as well as counsel to Prescott Bush at Brown Brothers Harriman. Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin, George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (EIR: Washington, D.C., 1992), pp. 148-49). John McCloy also represented Gulf in 1975 when the scandal involving bribery and payoffs of elected officials occurred. New York Times, June 8, 1973. Darwin Payne, Initiative in Energy: Dresser Industries, Inc.1880-1978 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979), pp. 232 and 388. DeGolyer's death was reported in a December 15, 1956 Houston Post article, which stated that he "shot himself to death Friday in his Dallas office. His death was ruled a suicide. No immediate reason for DeGolyer's act could be determined. However, DeGolyer's son, E.L. DeGolyer, Jr. said his father had been in ill health for seven years and for the last two years suffered from aplastic anemia, a disease similar to leukemia. He said his father required frequent blood transfusions, having had the most recent one about four weeks ago. Stephen Birmingham, "Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Families of New York (New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1967), pp. 444-445. Dick Russell, The Man Who Knew Too Much (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers/Richard Gallen, 1992), p. 615 and pp. 792-93 fn. 14. Crichton was also director of Dorchester Gas Producing Co. with D.H. Byrd, founder of the Temco Co. (later LTV), who owned the building to which the Texas School Book Depository had moved several months before Kennedy was killed. Fabian Escalante, translated by Maxine Shaw, edited by Mirta Muniz, The Secret War: CIA Covert Operations against Cuba 1959-62 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Ocean Press, 1995), p. 42. See Peter Dale Scott, The Dallas Conspiracy, chapter III, p. 37 (quoted in Bartholomew, p. 71). See Peter Dale Scott, Crime and Cover-Up, p. 66. Marrs, Crossfire, p. 278-9. Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation (New York: Thunder Mouth Press, 1993), p.190. Priscilla Johnson McMillan, Marina and Lee (Harper & Row, 1976), p. 216. Ibid., p. 219. Ibid. The quoted passage does not identify which of the Humble Oil founders was DeMohrenschildt's friend, but it is known that his UT roommate, Hines Baker did later become chairman of Humble Oil. McMillan revealed that DeMohrenschildt was also friendly with H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, John Mecom, Robert Kerr and Jean De Menil of Schlumberger. According to Jim Marrs' interviews with Jeanne DeMohrenschildt after her husband's death, George was making regular trips to Houston from Dallas during 1962-63 on oil business with Mecom and De Menil. George's Russian friends in the Tolstoy Foundation told Marrs that he was going to Houston to see George and Herman Brown (Crossfire, p. 282.) Peter Dale Scott, Crime and Cover-up, p. 34 Buckley Sr., a Texan, as an undergraduate lived in the same upper class dorm at the University of Texas at Austin where DeMohrenschildt, brothers Rex G. Baker and Hines Baker (who W.S. Farish, Sr. later hired as attorneys and top management for Humble Oil) lived when they were at UT. See Richard Bartholomew, Possible Discovery of an Automobile Used in the JFK Conspiracy (the Nash Rambler) --unpublished manuscript, pp. 63, 88-89. Engdahl, p. 72. new-world-odor geocities.com/jackdomb7 cyberexpose.net