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Friday, November 20, 2015
Friday the 13th Paris Terror, the Assassination of JFK, Operation Gladio...and the Knights Templar?
Looking back on my entries here over the past eight years, while there are very few conspiracy-related subjects that I have an aversion to writing about, there is one area that I have avoided doing in-depth analysis on. That would be the subject of secret societies. Sure, if you run a search on this blog, you'll find entries where I'll either make a passing comment on Bilderberg or Skull and Bones, or I'll quote some other source that does. But I've never made an effort to seriously research a secret society inside and out. My reason, or excuse depending on your perspective, is that such an undertaking is beyond what I can verify to my own sense of satisfaction because - they're secret! So usually I only feel comfortable talking about secret societies obliquely, rather than digging deeper into their history.
I'm not about to spell out a full history, but I'm going to dig a little deeper into the history of a secret society than usual on this post. The reason is that there are two separate incidents I've been researching that, for different reasons, have bizarre connections with a secret society. These incidents, both monumental historical events, are the assassination of JFK and the terror attacks in Paris last Friday. The connections are due more to geography than any grand master plan: I've been researching aspects of the 'French Connection' theory regarding the JFK assassination and the November 13 Paris attacks, of course, took place in France. But the secret society is one that has a very ancient history in France that beguiles the imagination - the Knights Templar.
more at link...
Posted by robertpaulsen | Fri Nov 20, 2015, 07:26 PM (13 replies)
Friday, October 16, 2015
ISIS Is BS: It's Just the Latest Greatest Gladio Operation
They are not extinct, but for all practical intents and purposes, al-Qaeda has gone the way of VHS. They had a great run, make no mistake, the dominance of al-Qaeda in the global terror market created some memorable moments that secured their place in the annals of terror history, but after two decades a change was overdue. They peaked over a decade ago with 9/11, but even the "successful" attacks they pulled off afterward paled in comparison. A new scarier face was needed. Something more evil, more brutal, with a darker more all-encompassing vision, like a Bond villain meets the fundamentalist Islamic Borg.
Demand, meet the new Supply! Like an Egregore the Military-Industrial Complex wished into existence, ISIS burst onto the scene as the shiny new Blu-ray DVD disc designed to make us forget all about those stodgy Bush-era VHS bad guys. You thought al-Qaeda was scary when they beheaded their kidnap victims? ISIS beheads even more and burn people to death in cages! You thought hijacking planes and flying them into buildings was the apex of modern terror? ISIS is carving a Caliphate out of Iraq and Syria, something the old analog al-Qaeda only dreamed of! ISIS has grown in leaps and bounds beyond when I first wrote about them, so much so that now al-Qaeda members are bemoaning their fate in the dustbin of history to sympathetic Western journalists as ISIS sweeps them aside. Out with the old, in with the new!
I'm not sure how many actually buy this sales pitch, but I sure don't. ISIS is BS; on multiple levels. On one level, our Radical Establishment Media is propagating a phony debate over the origins of how ISIS grew into the terror behemoth it appears to be. It's phony not just because it makes it appears that the American contribution in creating and nurturing ISIS was some kind of horrible accident, but phony because it assigns the blame in typical binary bullshit: either Obama is to blame through the Libya "rathole" story broken by Seymour Hersh, or Dubya is to blame because if he hadn't invaded Iraq under false pretenses in 2003, ISIS never would have been created.
As with most high-quality, well-crafted, effective bullshit, these stories both have elements of truth in them. It is true that prior to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, al-Qaeda in Iraq, who subsequently renamed themselves ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State and who knows what else in the future, did not exist. There is also ample documentation, particularly through the DIA, to support many aspects of Seymour Hersh's story regarding a covert network channeling weapons from Libya through southern Turkey across the Syrian border. What is BS is the propagation of the myth that the President creates and controls such covert networks. The myth is designed to keep the Deep State the unaddressed elephant in the living room while maintaining the charade that, for better or worse, our elected leaders run the show.
more at link....
Posted by robertpaulsen | Fri Oct 16, 2015, 04:49 PM (7 replies)
I was reading an article regarding the whole Clinton email brouhaha and how that has some in the Democratic Party considering whether there should be some "white knight" to rescue the party in her poor standing. No big surprise there. But this passage in particular stuck out as offensive to me:
It is not just Mrs. Clinton’s weakness in the polls that has generated talk of other alternatives, but also the strength of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is routinely drawing huge crowds at campaign events. That has been disconcerting to Democratic officials who believe that Mr. Sanders, a socialist, is so liberal that his presence at the top of the party’s ticket in 2016 would be disastrous.
“If party leaders see a scenario next winter where Bernie Sanders has a real chance at the Democratic nomination, I think there’s no question that leaders will reach out to Vice President Biden or Secretary of State Kerry or even Gore about entering the primaries,” said Garnet F. Coleman, a Texas state lawmaker and Democratic national committeeman.
Anyone else as disgusted as I am by the sentiments on display here?! I thought we had moved beyond the bullshit of the past; that our nominees be selected by the privileged party insiders instead of the people. Apparently not! No offense intended toward Secretary of State John Kerry, but I do not want Democratic candidates for President backed by the full faith and credit of the fucking Carlyle Group! They are part of the problem in this country, not the solution! We The People are the "white knight" (Christ, I loathe that phrase) the Democratic Party should be seeking and taking their fucking cues from! If We The People decide we want Bernie Sanders as our President, here's the cue the Democratic Party Leaders should be taking: take our lead and give this man your full support or fuck off and resign because that fucking attitude is the same attitude Kissinger had toward the Chileans prior to installing Pinochet and has no place in a democratic or Democratic society. I am sick and fucking tired of seeing the people divided and conquered by "party leaders" who think they know better. This shit's got to go!
Posted by robertpaulsen | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 08:35 PM (10 replies)
Click at the 40:00 mark and listen to Max Landis, screenwriter of Chronicle and American Ultra go off for a solid two minutes in what is supposed to be a film discussion about what a horrible human being Donald Trump is.
My fave quotes:
"The guy announced that he would fuck his own daughter if she wasn't his daughter."
"Hey Donald: you're a piece of shit! You're never going to be President and if you are it's the end of our country!"
"...this animal who basically does whatever he wants and never compromises his whole life and is rewarded and rewarded and rewarded by a sick society that favors capitalism over compassion and favors volume over content. This is a terrible person who is massively rich and is now a legit candidate for president!"
"From corrupt cokehead to corrupt cokehead billionaire to corrupt cokehead hotel and casino proprietor to corrupt cokehead presidential candidate - the whole way - he's an animal!"
Posted by robertpaulsen | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 04:18 PM (2 replies)
Breaking Bernie: 21st Century Rat-Fucking
Deep Throat: What's the topic for tonight?
Bob Woodward: Rat-fucking.
Deep Throat: In my day it was called double-cross. In simple context, it means infiltration of the Democrats.
What a difference a few months makes. When I wrote about the state of the presidential race previously, I did not anticipate two events. First, I did not foresee the Republican Party primary race being hijacked by a reality TV star. Lord knows how long Donald Trump will keep sucking up all the oxygen from the rest of the personality-challenged GOP field, but with a personal bankroll nearly eleven figures large (insert your own Spinal Tap joke), the answer appears to be: as long as he goddamn pleases, so suck it, losers! Second, it appears that I was wrong when I placed Senator Bernie Sanders "in the same camp as Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee and anyone else who wants to throw their hat in the ring: next in line in case Hillary Clinton is photographed abusing an endangered species or in bed with anyone other than Bill."
Sanders clearly is not in the same camp; clearly the man has more campaign savvy than the grassroots-left favorite single-digit polling Kucinich, which I thought he was. Though it is still very, very early, he is currently polling ahead of Clinton 44-37 in the pivotal early voting primary state of New Hampshire. He regularly draws crowds in the tens of thousands, whereas the rest of the candidates struggle to regularly draw crowds in the thousands, with the exception of The Donald, who still exaggerates the size of his crowds to try to keep up with Bernie. Momentum is clearly on Senator Sanders' side. When Bernie speaks, his popularity grows.
There's no such thing as a perfect candidate (philosophically, I think perfect is an imperfect concept), especially in the corrupt unsustainable system we're currently saddled with. Bernie's not about to address what truly ails civilization by changing the way money works so that it's no longer predicated on the debt machine of fiat currency, fractional reserves and compound interest and instead is representative of energy, both the human energy that we produce through our labor and the planet's energy that we utilize. But Bernie has multiple planks in his platform that does address changing the way money is distributed in a significant manner. Reinstating Glass-Steagall, breaking up banks that are "too big to fail," taxing Wall Street speculation, ending offshore tax havens and subsidies to Big Business, and fixing the tax code to alleviate systemic inequalities would be a monumental shake-up of the status quo, perhaps the most serious threat since Robert F. Kennedy's run in 1968.
It is for this reason that I don't believe the system will allow him to win. Not just because of what he stands for, other people have run for the White House on a similar platform, but because of how many people he is reaching. Rather than wait for Sanders to accrue a significant number of delegates so that he has bargaining power at the Democratic Convention in July at Philadelphia, I believe that powerful interests that stand the most to lose from a Sanders administration will work early to try to sabotage his campaign, which on a personal level would sadly make my vote for him in the California primary on June 7 a moot point. For those who find the possibility of such a 'conspiracy' far-fetched, I would point you to the quote at the top of the page and remind you that the movie All the President's Men was based on a true story.
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Posted by robertpaulsen | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 12:38 PM (85 replies)
Friday, June 12, 2015
Rockefeller Road: Paved With Good Intentions
The good die young. It's a cliche repeated thousands of times throughout the ages to memorialize the exit of important or beloved people who leave us too soon. But if it's true, is the reverse true of those who stay far too long? Check out this murderer's row of imperial blowhards yet to kick the bucket: President George H. W. Bush just turned 91 today, Henry Kissinger is 92, Andrew Marshall, the "Yoda" of the RAND Corporation whose proteges include Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, is 93, George Schultz is 94, and Licio Gelli, Grandmaster of the P2 Lodge behind the Banco Ambrosiano scandal and Operation Gladio's "strategy of tension" in Italy, and an original "Black Shirt" fascist who was a liaison between Mussolini's government and the Third Reich, is 96 years old.
They're all young bucks compared to David Rockefeller. Son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the only child of original oil monopolist John D. Rockefeller Sr. who lived to be 97, David just turned 100 today. Among his many accomplishments in a century of life on this planet, David is probably most well known for being the chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation and one of the founders of the Trilateral Commission. Perhaps you might be familiar with these quotes that have been splashed across the internet over the years:
That last quote is reportedly something he said at a Bilderberg conference in 1991. Since all Bilderberg conferences are conducted in secret, it is impossible to authenticate. But as someone who joined the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as their youngest director in 1949, who is the founder and honorary chairman of such policy groups as Americas Society, Council of the Americas and the previously mentioned Trilateral Commission, and the only member of the Member Advisory Group for Bilderberg Meetings, it certainly fits within the character of the first quote. And that quote is authenticated; it is from Rockefeller's own Memoirs that he wrote in 2002 on page 405.
I suppose it is too easy to read those words of being "proud of" "conspiring" "to build a more integrated global political and economic structure; one world, if you will" as the glib arrogance of an evil overlord who sees himself above reproach. It's certainly something I've been guilty of in the past with many of the other names I mentioned above, it's way too easy to look at the Machiavellian misdeeds of Kissinger or Gelli for example, stamp it as evil and cluck away with moral indignation. But the reality is much more complex. With some exceptions, they usually don't see themselves, or the actions that they take, as being evil at all. They not only see themselves as good people (or when feeling particularly proud, exceptional people) but view their own plans and actions within a visionary or even missionary context.
Posted by robertpaulsen | Fri Jun 12, 2015, 07:00 PM (0 replies)
When I posted my review of The Lone Gladio, I assumed there had been earlier postings at this group regarding her Gladio Plan B interviews at The Corbett Report. I've looked all over and I can't find any OP on the subject. For those of you who haven't seen these interviews, they are explosive in their revelations and mind-blowing in their scope.
Each interview is over an hour long, so it's quite a bit to digest. I've written my own synopsis and analysis of each interview to break down what I feel are the important points. Each entry also contains a link to the original interviews if you wish to view them.
Synopsizing Sibel Edmonds: The Evolution of Operation Gladio Part One
Synopsizing Sibel Edmonds: The Evolution of Operation Gladio Part Two
Synopsizing Sibel Edmonds: The Evolution of Operation Gladio Part Three
Synopsizing Sibel Edmonds: The Evolution of Operation Gladio Part Four
Synopsizing Sibel Edmonds: The Evolution of Operation Gladio Part Five
Synopsizing Sibel Edmonds: The Evolution of Operation Gladio Part Six
If anyone has any questions, I look forward to answering them!
Posted by robertpaulsen | Tue May 12, 2015, 06:27 PM (0 replies)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Reviewing Sibel Edmonds: The Lone Gladio
Years before I began this blog, I had been following Sibel Edmonds' story for clues about what larger, darker truths would be revealed. From the 60 Minutes story of her FBI whistleblowing to the gagging by Attorney General John Ashcroft, the State Secrets Privilege Gallery and sworn testimony in Schmidt v. Krikorian, the story kept getting more vast and labyrinthian. But of all the stories that Sibel Edmonds' time as an FBI translator bore witness to, the story that fascinated me the most concerned what she learned about 9/11. Most of this was detailed in her book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, an autobiography of her experience with the FBI. But she has always been meticulous about strictly stating the facts that she uncovered, without resorting to speculation about what those facts mean in the context of the larger question: how did 9/11 really go down?
She found the perfect venue for elaborating the details of how she thinks it all went down: a fictional novel. The Lone Gladio is a spy thriller written by Sibel Edmonds that deals with her experiences in a fictional manner, but has multiple story lines that weave together in unexpected ways. If I were to approach this as a regular review, I would give this my highest praise for being a genuine page turner, filled with memorable characters, exciting plot twists and riveting confrontations. But rather than approach this as a review of just the book itself, I want to review this through the context of what I have learned about Sibel Edmonds' experience through her public revelations. Specifically, I want to review portions of the book in the context of her revelations in 2013 on The Corbett Report about Gladio B, which I synopsized here.
As Sibel Edmonds alludes to in her interview on The Corbett Report, 9/11 was a Gladio B operation. While I employed my own hyperbole to describe her allusion that 9/11 was an Operation Gladio false flag operation on steroids, a more accurate description in light of what Edmonds has illustrated in The Lone Gladio is that 9/11 was a highly compartmentalized Gladio-within-Gladio operation. Though there is a character in the novel based on Edmonds named Elsie Simon, the character who really does the most to expose the Gladio B network is Gregory McPhearson. Also known as OG 68, his story begins on June 18 2001, working for "the company" in Azerbaijan. Greg seems calm, cool and impenetrable, though when the target of the false flag terror operation he is working on is switched to a Moscow day care center to ensure Russian retaliation against the Chechens, he seems bothered by the possibility of messy, unanticipated consequences. When we see him next, it is October 6, 2003, in Mui Ne, Vietnam. While still outwardly Greg appears the same strong, cold operative, his inward calculations now seem focused against the company. The reason is that since he knows Operation Gladio did 9/11, and he was excluded from involvement, he was considered by the top tier to be not suited or undetermined, and would have to eventually be eliminated. Besides his own safety and security, he has another motive: he fell in love with a beautiful young woman named Mai.
Part of the fun for me in reading this book was deciphering who some of these people named in the book might be in real life and who some of the organizations named really are. I find it interesting, especially after reading a different book that I hope to review later that addresses memetic propaganda, that Edmonds never refers to 9/11 as 9/11; throughout the book she refers to it as the "2001 attack." The attack was carried out by "al-Hazar", obviously al-Qaeda. Greg found out about it at Frankfurt Airport watching "BCB", or BBC. She refers to it as "a tool of the company", as well as "NCN", or CNN, and "New York Corp", or New York Times. As she writes on page 84, "The entire thing was a supreme cosmic joke. Yes, he was deliberately placed outside the loop: before, during, and after the attack. And why? They knew he'd know, of course; it was Greg and the rest of the company who had created al-Hazar in the first place. They created a brand and coined it with a name that started as a joke among company men, and somehow it had stuck."
Posted by robertpaulsen | Tue May 5, 2015, 04:16 PM (0 replies)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
An American View of Greece Revisited
Almost five years ago, I interviewed my father and wrote a blog post regarding his experience of his most recent visit to Greece. At the time, Greece was undergoing a strike where buses and trains had curtailed their services. Economic growth had sputtered, debt had ballooned and unemployment had skyrocketed to double digits. When I asked my Dad what he thought of James Howard Kunstler's insight that Greece might resort to communism, he responded, "As far as I'm concerned, they're really close to it, they're crazy over there."
Fast forward to today. My father is no longer with us, passing away almost four years ago, but almost all the problems that plagued Greece then have magnified and multiplied. Unemployment is now at 25%, as bad as it was in America during the height of the Great Depression. Instead of communism, the extremist threat on the rise is from the far-right in the form of the fascist Golden Dawn, which took third place in parliamentary elections earlier this year. But the biggest immediate problem is the debt. To address the debt crisis, there had been a debt restructuring program set up by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Eurozone countries and the European Central Bank (ECB) which was initiated around the time I wrote my original post. When the first restructuring obviously wasn't working, a second restructuring which carried over the bailout of the first one was ratified by all parties in February 2012. But with the January election which brought the left wing Syriza Party to power, a new coalition government declared the old bailout agreements cancelled. They were given until May 31 to negotiate with creditors.
How will this all play out? The current outlook isn't very positive:
Greece is probably already defaulting on its debt. Here’s why
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Posted by robertpaulsen | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:05 PM (4 replies)
Friday, February 20, 2015
The X Factor
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, I would like to examine the evidence of government involvement. There's no question that there was a conspiracy where his assassination is concerned. The sequence of events on February 21, 1965 leave little doubt. From an article originally in Newsweek:
Death came moments after Malcolm stepped up to a flimsy plywood lectern in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom, just north of Harlem, to address 400 of the faithful and the curious at a Sunday afternoon rally of his fledgling Organization of Afro-American Unity. The extermination plot was clever in conception, swift and smooth in execution. Two men popped to their feet in the front rows of wooden folding chairs, one yelling at the other: “Get your hands off my pockets, don't be messing with my pockets.” Four of Malcolm's six bodyguards moved toward the pair; Malcolm himself chided, “Let's cool it.”
Volley: Then came a second diversion: a man's sock, soaked in lighter fluid and set ablaze, flared in the rear. Heads swiveled, and as they did, a dark, muscular man moved toward the lectern in a crouch, a sawed-off shotgun wrapped in his coat. Blam-blam! A double-barreled charge ripped up through the lectern and into Malcolm's chest. From the left, near the spot where the two men had been squabbling, came a back-up volley of pistol fire.
more at link above
While this was written a month ago, I believe this and the accompanying excerpt show that while some attention was paid in the past, we are witnessing the memory of the greatness of Malcolm X diminished over time.
Legacy of Malcolm X ignored by millions, including namesakes
Is it just me or does less attention seem to be shown toward the life and legacy of Malcolm X?
Regardless of one’s political views or even their opinion of Malcolm, his actions and activism have left an indelible mark on the history of America and that fact should never be ignored or erased from the history books.
Feb. 21 marked the 50th anniversary of Malcolm’s death, yet most people would not have realized that simply because few people and even fewer media outlets talked about the occasion. Bothered by the lack of attention for the commemoration of Malcolm’s death, I decided to investigate to see what some entities that bore the Malcolm X name did in recognition of the slain advocate’s death.
more at link above
Posted by robertpaulsen | Sat Mar 21, 2015, 08:28 PM (3 replies)