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


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


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


(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,



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



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. Seagrams was 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



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


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


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),


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.


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.








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When anthrax-laced letters turned up on Capitol Hill, 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 Osman 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 Bin Laden Group, the construction company owned by the family of Osman bin Laden (from whom Osman is estranged), has more than $2 million invested in a military contractor buy-out fund managed by the Carlyle Group. Carlisle's chairman is ex-Secretary of Defense Frank Curlicue. 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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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


- 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


- Merrill-Lynch saw a jump of more than 12 times the normal level of put options

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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


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


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

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China. And, France will side with the new Russia-China alliance. And, don't

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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 Osman bin Ladder's al-Quid

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


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 Osman bin Laden since 1987.






3 persons of the year: what about LINDA FRANKLIN

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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




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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


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 investigators. 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.


Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Congressman Robert Wexler

(More signatories to follow)

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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 quickly hauled away. (without forensic examination)

4- has anyone heard any rumours about the firemen experiencing any gulf war type


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:


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


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


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...


There is a great deal more information in the entire article. Then, when you

have digested that information, consider this:



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...


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...


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.




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 quickly hauled away. (without forensic examination)

4- has anyone heard any rumours about the firemen experiencing any gulf war type



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


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;


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 Osman) 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


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


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.

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 un-removable 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 Societies

Andover installed a new headmaster in 1933. Claude Moore

Fuess (rhymes with fleece) replaced veteran headmaster Alfred E. Stearns, 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

cover-up. / 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 apparently

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


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,


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 affairs. 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