Conspiracy of the Cold War
pol. Hans Emik-Wurst: "More than 90 per cent of all people everywhere in the world are masses, don't you think so? It's painful to accept this, but there is no way out. BUT: The same people are tired of any kind of war or fraud, no matter who is dancing on the stage."
Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
Verlag: University of Texas Press (15. Februar 2014)
Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence that right-wing elements in the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service—and possibly even senior government officials—were also involved. Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition?
Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders’ hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today’s blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith reveals that the term “conspiracy theory” entered the American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the commission’s report. He asks tough questions and connects the dots among five decades’ worth of suspicious events, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the subsequent anthrax letter attacks.
Sure to spark intense debate about the truthfulness and trustworthiness of our government, Conspiracy Theory in America offers a powerful reminder that a suspicious, even radically suspicious, attitude toward government is crucial to maintaining our democracy.
"An intriguing take on the origins and implications of conspiracy theories and the paranoid mindset itself... Confronted with these compelling arguments, even the most incredulous readers will find themselves questioning their own preconceived notions of paranoia, governmental transparency, and conspiracy theorists." Publishers Weekly
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
LANCE DEHAVEN-SMITH Tallahassee, Florida DeHaven-Smith is Professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. A former President of the Florida Political Science Association, deHaven-Smith is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Battle for Florida, which analyzes the disputed 2000 presidential election. DeHaven-Smith has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CBS Nightly News with Dan Rather, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and other national TV and radio shows.
Writing about the Conspiracy of the Cold War is damn near impossible if we don’t change our way of evaluating historical events. We need to learn to read our history books with an analytical eye and draw our own, independent conclusions. To illustrate how important this is (or rather how easily we are getting mislead even with the not-so-important issues), let me use the following example: Please tell me, from your knowledge of history, who was taller and by how much: Napoleon Bonaparte or Josef Stalin? The answer can be found below in the Notes #1 and #2.
As you see the knowledge of two readily available facts (how many centimeters for Napoleon and how many for Stalin) allowed you to draw your own independent conclusion and freed you from a lie you believed in for so long. Now just imagine what the guilty of misleading you on the aforementioned subject did when the misleading could bring some kind of profit……
People who write about sensitive and politically incorrect subjects become victims of “labeling”. Calling them “conspiracy nuts” or at least “conspiracy theorists” usually comes first. Somebody made a compilation of all the tricks used against people like me. Here is the link to it: http://whale.to/m/disin.html
To make accusing me of being a “nut” more difficult, my research was based only on reputable sources (generally accepted as a part of the main media channels). The quotes I used come from the same sources. In the majority of the cases I just used Wikipedia.com due to its popularity and accessibility for all. We can only speculate to how many “juicy” details have been removed by the people who control the flow of information. It is somehow depressing that I was able to build my case using only sanitized, official sources. This fact alone proves how monstrous a crime was (and is) committed on us all and how stupid and oblivious we are for not noticing it. Perhaps we just deserve it……
People who control the flow of information to our brains became, over the years, so arrogant that it is now mandatory to give us “digested” news – with commentaries tutoring us as to what to think about a particular piece of information. I feel insulted when they try doing this to me. What about you? Most people don’t even notice! Since we all live under total information control it is extremely difficult to sift through and to find important pieces of the puzzle still hidden inside the “information fodder” (A.K.A. official news and official history). My objective here is not to educate people but to make them able to educate themselves. I am trying to do this using the Cold War example. I believe this subject of the Conspiracy of the Cold War is crucial to understand as soon as possible….if we want to survive.
If your position is that all events in history took place exactly as it is written in books, then … you are one happy guy! You will waste your time reading anything below.
You will find the stuff below to be very confusing and strange. Better go back to your TV or the Xbox game you just left ……and don’t forget your snack!
The Cold War affected the lives of all. If not personally yours (let’s say, you are 20 years old now) then your parents and grandparents. What was it, really? The whole world was divided into two groups: the Communist Bloc countries (plus their allies) versus Western Bloc countries (NATO) with their allies. There was no neutral country – if your relations with one group were cooling down then automatically you moved closer to the other group. Fascinating! Both groups hated each other causing constant tension, military conflicts and the arms race. There was no solution and no end in sights. The Communist Bloc played the role of “bad guy”, while the Western Bloc “defended democracy and freedom”. Sounds like a screenplay, doesn’t it? The tragedy is it took tens of millions of lives and destroyed the lives of hundreds of millions more. It still influences (in a negative way) your existence today but you just don’t realize it.
The Cold War was a direct result of the creation of the Soviet Union, which started with THE REVOLUTION. There were actually 3 revolutions. Learning the details about them will explain how the whole conspiracy began.
The “information controllers” created in our minds, an image of revolution – an organized uprising of uneducated masses suddenly able to overthrow (by military means) an existing government and to create a working alternative system of governance. Actually when we people riot, we do it as a protest against something (new taxes, bad president etc.). We want to stop and reverse bad changes but we do not want to change the system we are used to. Sometimes riots trigger (not directly cause) structural changes and these changes are made by one of the leading groups of the society, not by the rioters. This was the case with the February 1917 Revolution in Russia.
Well, let’s start from the beginning. In 1905 the popular dissatisfaction with economic situation grew to the conflict proportions. The feudal system of the Russian government could not deal with 20th Century reality. Riots and military mutiny forced the Czar to create some form of democracy (Note # 10 below). The changes were only cosmetic and not very long lasting. The hardship of WWI caused the return of riots (Note #11). A quote from Wikipedia.com explains very well what happened:
“This revolution appeared to break out spontaneously, without any real leadership or formal planning. Russia had been suffering from a number of economic and social problems,
which were compounded by the impact of the First World War. Bread rioters and industrial strikers were joined on the streets by disaffected elements of the city’s garrison.
As more and more troops deserted, and with loyal troops trapped at the front, the city moved into a state of anarchy, prompting a revolution the Tsarist regime did not survive.”
This perfectly illustrates how we people behave. The riots triggered the pressure applied on the Czar by the country’s elite. They wanted to introduce a typical western form of democracy that would solve the existing problems. The Czar understood and abdicated. The new era began. If there was no conspiracy, the crisis in Russia would end at this moment.
Our “information controllers” want us to believe that the October Revolution was a natural continuation of the February Revolution. No. The results of the February Revolution solved all the problems and the riots stopped. Now the conspirators went to work. A young government, popularly known as the Kerensky’s government (after its last Prime Minister), was an easy prey for penetrating and/or overthrowing. Who were those conspirators? The people involved in any form of conspiracy must have something in common BEFORE they start to conspire. Sometimes they are members of the same family (the Italian Mafia for example), neighbors, friends, or colleagues from work or from the army or even some social clubs. Sometimes social clubs are created for the sole purpose of secret meetings! Please read the Note #7 now. Did you notice something? This “little something” never found its way into our History books! Now, please read Notes #8, #9, and #34. In the Note #12 you will find the following quote:
“In modern times, the case for seeing the October Revolution as “a classic modern coup d’état without mass support” has been proposed by historian Richard Pipes“.
So, after all, the October Revolution wasn’t a military struggle by desperate masses to wrestle power away but a sneaky transfer. Mr. Kerensky fulfilled his role, moved out of the country and “lived happily ever-after”. He did not join any anticommunist movement; he did not fight for his country. He settled in the U.S.A. and became a celebrated “specialist on Russian affairs” at Stanford University. The real Russian patriots did not forget nor forgive him for his treason. When he died in 1970 the Russian Orthodox Church in America refused him a burial; the Serbian subdivision of the same church also said “no”. Out of desperation the family moved his body to England where he was also rejected. Eventually he was buried at the non-denominational cemetery. Of course our “information controllers” swept all these events under the rug. Wikipedia tries to explain that the reason for the burial refusal was Kerensky’s membership of Freemasonry. Just a nice, quick explanation hiding historical significance of the whole event. By the way – isn’t Freemasonry a “social club”?……
Now, let’s think about WHY Russia was chosen for this “social experiment”. What feudalism and communism have in common is the fact they both require a very obedient population in order to exist. Russia, as well as China and India of that time, was a country of peasants (83% of population) still living in a feudal system. They were treated like slaves (if not like half-animals) and they (what is typical for human psychology) considered this normal. They did not know better! Russia just approached the first stage of becoming a modern, industrialized, democratic nation. Already built modern factories, railroads and it was a matter of time for the majority of people to emancipate. Our conspirators understood that if they want to succeed, it must be done now. They wanted to jump in before the capitalistic/democratic stage of Russia’s development took place, and to seize control over this so well-trained to obey society. The Orthodox Church, the enforcer of faith in the Czarist system, would be replaced by the communist doctrine. The cult of the Czar (as the omnipotent ruler) would be replaced by the cult of Lenin/Stalin etc. So, frankly speaking, the poor Russian majority did not gain anything. Slaves remained slaves, only the ownership changed.
The Conspirators were so enthusiastic about their initial success that they attempted to bring “freedom to proletariat” of Poland, Germany and Hungary! In all cases they were quickly defeated. The proletariat of all these countries was already emancipated and educated enough to understand the danger. People actually took an active role in defeating the Soviets. Coming back to Note #9. When you do your own research, you will understand that Jacob Schiff was only one of many bankers giving money to stage the “revolution”. What does a real revolution need money for? There is no record of any weapons purchase transaction – Kerensky just gave them enough weapons from the government arsenal! Then….what else did they need so much money for? People? Mercenaries and bribery? Either way – just more proof of criminal dealings and not a real revolution.
One of the best examples still existing in official history (thank God!), showing how the money was “greasing the wheels”, is the life and career of Alexander Parvus. This is phenomenal! He was a high rank intelligence agent, considered a genius by many. To this day we don’t know for whom he worked. If there were really two sides in any of the conflicts in which he was involved, he would inevitably be killed for betraying one of the participants. But no, he lived “happily ever after” exactly like Kerensky did! Till his death he maintained a comfortable lifestyle, occupying a well-appointed 32-room mansion on Berlin’s Peacock Island (Note #13). All of this without a legitimate source of income. Wikipedia suggests that the mansion was just a “gift” from the German government. During this period, while he lived at the expense of German government (a capitalistic government, therefore a mortal enemy of the Soviets) his sons were well-known Soviet diplomats. What a coincident!
So what exactly did he do in his career? He was a “money-bag man” (or should I rather say “Santa-Claus”) and an advisor to the Russian communists, German Communists and Turkish revolutionaries. Nobody knows where the money was coming from. Pointing fingers at the Germans (as Wikipedia does), without any supporting evidence or even a logical explanation is wrong. It makes absolutely no sense why the Germans would actively support a communist coup in Russia having no warranty that the future Soviet government would stop the war. They also had no warranty that the Soviet Union, when created, would not try to cause a revolution in Germany – actually they did! Considering the German intelligence to be total imbeciles would be silly. The only logical explanation is that Mr. Parvus’ money and power came from a different source. Another good example is his involvement in Turkey. A quote from Wikipedia:
“Soon afterwards Parvus moved to Istanbul in Turkey, where he lived for five years. There he set up an arms trading company which profited handsomely during the Balkan War.
He became the financial and political advisor of the Young Turks. In 1912 he was made editor of Turk Yurdu, their daily newspaper. He worked closely with the triumvirs known
as the Three Pashas – Enver, Talat and Cemal – and Finance Minister Djavid Bey. The triumvirs of Three Pashas planned and executed the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
His firm dealt with the deliveries of foodstuffs for the Turkish army and he was a business partner of the Krupp concern, of Vickers Limited, and of the famous arms dealer
Basil Zaharov. Arms dealings with Vickers Limited at war time gave basis to the theory that Alexander Parvus was also a British intelligence asset.”
Wow! So a British spy as well! Let’s make it simpler: he was an agent for people making money of our misery – the conspirators. For him there were not two sides of any conflict and this is reality!
Back to Russia. Keeping the majority close to the feudal serf’s state of mind was essential for the existence of communism but it had its own consequences. Feudal serfs were not able to participate in industrial progress – this is exactly what caused the collapse of the Czar’s government! The use of more whipping and less bread did not produce any results except millions of dead people (Note # 28). The creators of the whole scheme needed to arrange for clandestine economic support of this giant concentration camp. Why clandestine?. Communists preached the violent elimination of existing western forms of government; therefore they became natural mortal enemies isolated from the rest of the world. For example the U.S.A. officially recognized Soviet Union only in 1930. Our conspirators supported and DEVELOPED the Soviet Union by the way of private investments. All of it was semi-secret and gigantic in scale. In case somebody discovered the truth – the excuse was: “well, this is a private enterprise”. The way I understand private enterprises, the investments go to places where there is a probability of return plus the probability of future profits. The Soviets were mortal enemies of private enterprise (capitalism) and they kept proving it with their actions. Why did the biggest and most profitable firms of the world invest huge amounts of money when it was obvious there would not be any return or profit? Was this an intentional bad investment or…….they expected future profits of different kind? Well, for sure the first “perpetual enemy” in history was created and only needed to grow in strength.
One of the “poster children” of the clandestine support for the Soviets was Armand Hammer (Note #21). He spent his lifetime working as a back-door channel of “life support” for the Soviet Union. Like in the case of Alexander Parvus – nobody knows for whom this guy worked. He was on the FBI “black list” (as suspected Soviet spy) from the very beginning. Later in life he publicly admitted to be a communist sympathizer. In the same moment he was one of the most conservative, right wing republicans – even charged with illegal support for President Nixon! Doesn’t this look like a paradox? Well, only when you use the knowledge you obtained from the “information fodder”. Exactly like Mr. Parvus – this guy was above the Cold War “conflict”. He was on the conspirator’s team.
It was known to everyone (also a source of many jokes) that everything (except some military equipment) made in Soviet Union was an exact copy of a western product. It would be waste of time to list all examples – everything means EVERYTHING. Now we have to use our analytical thinking and ask the following questions:
- Was this happening because all products were made in the facilities provided to Soviets (in secret) by the original western manufacturers?
- Were Soviets stealing technologies and designs of everything they produced? If this is the case, WHY there was no legal action against it? Just a cover-up to keep this giant concentration camp alive?
My belief is it was a mixture of both. Please read the works of Professor Anthony C. Sutton (Note #14) to learn more details.
There were instances that somebody unaware of the real situation tried to escape the Soviet Bloc hoping to join and work for the other side…..but there weren’t two sides! These people (especially KGB members and military personnel) were quickly eliminated by the swift cooperation of “both sides”. There is very little written about this and the people who survived are afraid to talk. The only readily available story comes from Canada and dates back to 1945. Mr. Igor Gouzenko walked into the office of Canadian Police with a briefcase full of documents, Soviet code books, and deciphering materials. How valuable was his information? Let me quote from Wikipedia:
“The evidence provided by Gouzenko led to the arrest of 39 suspects; a total of 18 were eventually convicted of a variety of offenses. Among those convicted were Fred Rose,
the only Communist Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons; Sam Carr, the Communist Party’s national organizer; and scientist Raymond Boyer.
A Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate espionage, headed by Justice Robert Taschereau and Justice Roy Kellock, was conducted into the Gouzenko Affair and his evidence
of a Soviet spy ring in Canada. It also alerted other countries around the world, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, that Soviet agents had almost certainly
infiltrated their nations as well. Gouzenko provided many vital leads which assisted greatly with ongoing espionage investigations in Britain and North America.
His testimony is believed [by whom?] to have been vital in the successful prosecution of Klaus Fuchs, the German communist physicist who emigrated to Britain
and who later stole atomic secrets for the Soviets. Fuchs spent some time at the Chalk River Laboratories, northwest of Ottawa, where atomic research had been underway
since the early 1940s His information also likely helped in the investigation of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the U.S. Gouzenko, being a cipher clerk by profession, likely
also assisted with the Venona investigation, which probed Soviet codes and which eventually led to the discovery of vital Soviet spies such as Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess,
Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross (the so-called Cambridge Five), as well as Alan Nunn May.”
Gouzenko was lucky. His fate was quickly decided by honest members of the Canadian government before the conspirators could do anything. In English we say: “you can’t un-ring a bell”. This saved his life. Let me again illustrate with a quote from Wikipedia:
“Robertson told the Prime Minister that Gouzenko was threatening suicide, but King was adamant that his government not get involved, even if Gouzenko was
apprehended by Soviet authorities. Robertson ignored the Prime Minister’s wishes and authorized granting asylum to Gouzenko and his family, on the basis
that their lives were in danger. “ (Note #41)
Evidently, with time, Gouzenko understood the whole game and his position in it. Unlike the scores of Soviet defectors that followed, he completely disappeared from the scene. He knew he could not give our conspirators any excuses to blame him for a potential assassination by the Soviets. If the Soviets found him, this would be only possible with Canadian cooperation. The extent of secrecy he maintained can be clearly seen in history of his grave. He died in 1982, his wife in 2001. The grave remained unmarked till 2002 – over 10 years after the “collapse” of communism! The aforementioned scores of Soviet defectors should be considered “theater”. On average they provided very little information but they always maintained a celebrity image with TV appearances, interviews, conferences etc. By their behavior, these professionally trained intelligence officers, proved that they had no fear of dying because……hmm…let’s think……..there was really nobody after them…..?
Some escapees of lower importance were handled sloppily enough to find their chance of survival. These cases illustrate how the system worked.
In 1970 seaman Simonas Kudirka jumped from the Soviet ship by the coast of Massachusetts and asked for political asylum (Note #3). Since he was a real escapee he was not accepted. The State Department (the office responsible for handling asylum seeking cases) did not respond to his request leaving the decision in hands of the military (in this case, the Coast Guard). This was done against U.S. Laws and regulations. Then, military superiors ordered the Capitan of the Coast Guard vessel to allow the Soviets to come and take Kudirka back by force. In Stalinist times this was equal with a death sentence – it happened to many Soviet seamen in the 1940s in and around San Francisco. Kudirka was “lucky” – he was only sent to Siberia! Also, he had some family (from his mother’s side) living in the U.S.A. When they learned what happened to him, they started a campaign. Our conspirators needed to do some damage control before people start suspecting how the truth looks. They found scapegoats in the form of the Coast Guard officers and…..brought Kudirka from Siberia directly to the U.S.A.! Now use your logical thinking:
If the Soviet Union was a genuine enemy of the U.S.A., would they bow under American pressure (clearly an act of weakness),
or rather would they do the opposite to show their strength and discourage future escape attempts?
The next case is of a Polish artist, Andrzej Suda. He came to the U.S.A. in 1985 hoping for the “American dream”. Soon after arriving, the Soviet Bloc intelligence network set him up with a girl. She was a spy. He was her cover and in the future was to be eliminated (Note #27). When he realized what was happening he informed the FBI and a half a dozen of other American agencies. To make a long story short, he became the enemy! His former girlfriend became a darling of the U.S. Establishment. When the State Department wanted to deport her (because they discovered her real profession), Congressman Duncan Hunter, one of the most influential republicans (and a presidential candidate) stopped the deportation procedure and gave her a Green Card (U.S. Residency) with a new “A” number – a criminal act by itself! Her original files at the State Department and the F.B.I. simply disappeared. Andrzej Suda’s career (and life) was then systematically destroyed by “unknown forces”. Now he resides in Switzerland trying to put his life back together.
He is included in the worldwide list of whistleblowers: http://wikischool.org/research/Whistleblowers.html?title=911:Whistleblowers (look for American citizens).
What I found interesting – one person involved in Suda’s case (Stanislaw Marianski, the brother of the spy girl Suda was involved with) did exactly what Kudirka did. He was a Polish merchant marine and in 1969 jumped from the ship asking for political asylum. Since he was from the “special” group of people he was accepted and treated like a celebrity.
What a contrast! If you want to learn more about him – search for Stanislaw Marianski. It is here: https://polskawalczacastopsyjonizmowi.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/stanley-marianski.pdf
People like Kudirka and Suda were occasionally able to break through creating a potential great danger of exposure to the whole system. Our conspirators invented something better, more foolproof – a VIRTUAL ENEMY! Of course it sounds ridiculous and impossible at the first glance but….with appropriate preparations can be achieved (Notes #15, 39, 40 and 47):
Generation after generation we the people were conditioned to accept only “digested news” coming to us.
This made us incapable of independent analytical thinking. We just “swallow the information fodder”.
Conspirators needed actors to play a role of the virtual enemy. About 90% of those actors did not even know they were actors in some kind of script.
They were set up in a specific situation and killed. The following day their families heard in shock from the “digested news” that their loved ones were foot soldiers
(for example suicide bombers) for the hated virtual enemy. Next, perhaps 9%, are the victims of some form of mind control (Note #43, 44 and 45).
These poor souls perform some violent acts, get killed in action or just arrested, tried and executed for their crimes. They are very important. They provide realism – the real face to the “virtual enemy” image. In the end we have some REAL ACTORS! These are some of the conspirators.
They appear from time to time to be acting as leaders or at least speakers for the virtual enemy. Since they are conspirators they never get caught.
Their speeches, full of venom, should keep us hating this virtual enemy (Notes # 16, #20, #46 and #49). George Orwell in his book “1984” called this “an hour of hate”.
How did our conspirators make a “smooth” transition from one scheme to the next? First they needed the “collapse” of communism. Preferably communism should die of natural causes, from the illnesses we all knew existed from the very beginning – a simple inability to survive economically on its own. As we all know from the news it was the Polish workers movement of SOLIDARITY that started the whole process. To explain better what it really was I must tell you a story of two brothers.
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
The older brother Stefan Michnik joined the Stalinist forces immediately after the communism arrival in Poland. He wanted to become a judge, so he became a judge….without a degree from any law school! Under Stalin it was absolutely irrelevant to have legal knowledge when you sentence people to death and that is exactly what Stefan Michnik did best. He even liked participating in executions! If he was doing this a few years earlier, in a German uniform, his name would be synonymous with that of a monster. He would be hunted down, tried, and executed for his crimes. If he was caught before the Nuremberg trials, he surely would end up sitting together with Göring and others. But he was working for the “right” side….
So what happened to him? Since 1968 he lives happily in Sweden. You remember the stories of Alexander Kerensky and Alexander Parvus? Stefan Michnik is of that kind. The public outrage forced the Polish court to issue an arrest warrant (August 2007) and to request his extradition from Sweden. On November 18th, 2010 Swedish court rejected Polish request on bases of time limitation! (Note #5).
So, now my children – listen carefully: if you want to murder people for pleasure, to become a monster of global proportions,
and never have to worry to pay for what you have done – you must join the right group of people.
The conspirators I am trying to point out to you are the right group. Enjoy yourselves!
The younger brother Adam Michnik was a driving force of the SOLIDARITY movement. Even today he is considered the “gray eminence” of Polish establishment. In case you wonder who is taking care of the “information control” for Poland: Adam Michnik is the founder and the editor-in-chief of the largest newspaper in Poland: Gazeta Wyborcza (Notes #6 and #25). Sorry, I almost forgot to mention his father Ozjasz Szechter! Mr. Szechter was a very active communist before WWII in Poland. In 1934 he was tried and imprisoned for a conspiracy to overthrow the Polish government. It was a communist movement, clearly an extension of the Soviet NKVD, trying to take control of the country and to join the Soviet Union (Note #22). The Institute of National Remembrance (I.P.N.) () made this fact public. Adam Michnik sued this governmental agency for slander arguing that his father was not a Soviet spy as it was stated. In fact he was tried on even higher charges of treason; therefore the court ruled for I.P.N. and dismissed the case. Adam Michnik did not stop there. He took the case to higher court and won. The governmental agency had to apologize and to remove the word “spy” from their findings. So, not only is Stefan Michnik “so special” but the whole family…..
Coming back to the SOLIDARITY “revolution” in Poland. The first food riots took place in 1970. It was a genuine movement so it was crushed by the army. Many people died, especially in Gdansk. The conspirators perhaps realized in that moment that such an anticommunist uprising, when not violent and properly controlled, could be the perfect cover for the transition into new system. Having this in mind the “reforms” made after 1970 were aimed to create even greater problems in about 10 years. Poland took huge amount of western loans and spent them quickly. For show, they purchased licenses in order to start quality production. The rest of the loans….nobody knows what happened to that money. Of course the whole plan was designed to fail, and it did. The conspirators just bought themselves 10 years of time to create the foundation for their Solidarity “movement”. At first there was K.O.R. (Defense Committee for Workers) established on 23 September 1976. Founding members were of course only intellectuals (most connected to conspirators, like Adam Michnik), not a single worker. Some real patriots were naïve enough to join but were rather discouraged to stay. Mr. Antoni Pajdak would be a good example. His active political life started in 1910 when he was 16. He spent 10 years of his life between Soviet prisons and Siberia, lost his wife when she was “suicided” by Stalinist bandits, and his daughter was arrested 3 days after his wife (she spent 6 years in prison). Mr. Pajdak became one of the founding members of K.O.R. In 1981 “somebody” beat this 87 year old man on the street and left him to die. He survived. Nothing bad ever happened to the right (planned to be) members of K.O.R. (Note #23)
Later the labor union called SOLIDARITY (SOLIDARNOSC in Polish) was created. Conspirators found one of their informants fitting their profile and cast him in the role of the leader. He was genetically Polish, looked Polish and was primitive enough to play the role of “one of the folks”, therefore he easily became a very popular leader (Note #4).
The truth is only a small percentage of us humans have the characteristics of a fighter and stand up to defend ourselves. The majority are just “sheeple”. The conspirators know this and use it to their advantage. They cultivate in our minds the illusion of opposites. Since “nobody questions good news” – we remain happy, docile, and stupid. Why am I bringing this subject? Well, it is necessary in order to continue my Solidarity story. Just before the transition, the conspirators needed to clean their puppet movement of undesirables. The perfect member of SOLIDARITY should be “sheeple” – perhaps vocal but surely unable to act independently (without any directive from above). Conspirators were especially concerned (understandably) with the members who were willing (and able) to take matters into their own hands. How to find them in order to eliminate? The communist government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski announced Martial Law. The Army flooded Polish streets with troops and tanks. For the normal average Pole this moment appeared as the “end of dreams” (the sheeple majority) or “call to arms” (the active type). Jaruzelski arrested all the Solidarity leaders and put them in detention facilities (read: hotels). This made them excused from any action on the street and kept them SAFE. Many places in Poland exploded with strikes and fighting. The Army attacked with brutal force killing most of the active types (Note #35). The objective was accomplished – the grass-roots level of Solidarity was finally “clean” and 100% controllable. Now the conspirators only needed to continue elimination of some unwanted individuals from the higher parts of Polish society. Materials regarding these atrocities are not available in English (I wonder WHY?…). Please read the translation and interpretation posted below (Notes #24, 26, 36, 37 and 38).
The transition went in accordance with plans – lots of “Blah, blah, blah” and no violence. Nobody from the communist side was hurt, arrested or in any way suffered. Actually, many became rich. If you look deeply into the past of the Eastern European financial elite you will find only high rank party members, agents of secret services, and military officers. Earlier, writing about the October Revolution, my comment was: “Slaves remained slaves, only the ownership changed”. This time the owners remained the same. Let me use one quite anecdotal illustration of what happened. In 1991, the Poles were joking about it. Under communism, on every level of administration, one could see the evidence of dual power. The building of let’s say, county offices was usually overshadowed by bigger building called HOUSE OF THE PARTY. There, local Party apparatchicks had their offices. During the transition the Communist Party practically disappeared and all Party buildings became…..banks! The Poles were joking that the buildings did not change and the people working inside also did not change. What do you think happened with the majestic building of the Central Committee of the Polish Communist Party (K.C. PZPR) in Warsaw? You guessed it – became Polish Stock Exchange! (Note #42)
When the transition was successfully finished the time came to make the “sheeple” forget and forgive the previous regime. All cases regarding communist atrocities were re-opened (supposedly to “serve justice” this time) but nothing came of it. The horrible case of Stefan Michnik brought some progress only to be blocked by the Swedish branch of conspirators. Adam Michnik with his propaganda arm Gazeta Wyborcza started a campaign to clean the image (Note #25) of General Jaruzelski and everybody else guilty of murdering Polish patriots. Polish secret services, so experienced with torturing and murdering own citizens, did not lose employment. Now the same criminals in the same facilities torture innocent people in the name of the “War on Terror” (Notes #17, #18, #19 and #48). I would risk to say, Adam Michnik is not too upset about it…..
How should I finish this essay? It would be easy if the historical subject I was writing about came to its end one day, but the conspiracy of Cold War didn’t really die, it just went through a metamorphosis…… As they say in America: “same cake, different day”.
Who is guilty of allowing this to happen? I am and you are – we, the normal people, are responsible for this and we all pay one way or another. There is so much wisdom in the following quote:
“The world is a dangerous place to live – not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
- Josef Stalin
From Wikipedia: While photographs and portraits portray Stalin as physically massive and majestic (he had several painters shot who did not depict him “right”), he was only five feet four inches tall(160 cm). President Harry S. Truman, who stood only five feet nine inches himself, described Stalin as “a little squirt“.
From Wikipedia: The British Tory press sometimes depicted Napoleon as much smaller than average height, and this image persists. Confusion about his height also results from the difference between the French pouce and British inch—2.71 and 2.54 cm respectively; he was about 1.7 meters (5 ft 7 in) tall, average height for the period.
- Kudirka incident
From Wikipedia: On November 23, 1970, Simonas “Simas” Kudirka, a Soviet seaman of Lithuanian origin, leapt from the 400-foot (120 m) mother ship Sovetskaya Litva, anchored in U.S waters near Aquinnah, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard Island, aboard the Coast Guard ship Vigilant, sailing from New Bedford. The Soviets accused Kudirka of theft of 3,000 rubles from the ship’s safe. Ten hours passed. After attempts to get the U.S. State Department to provide guidance failed, Rear Admiral William B. Ellis, commander of the First Coast Guard District, ordered Commander Ralph E. Eustis to permit a detachment of Soviet seamen to board the Vigilant to return Kudirka to the Soviet ship. This led to a change in asylum policy by the U.S. Coast Guard. Admiral Ellis and his chief of staff were given administrative punishment under Article 15 of the UCMJ. Commander Eustis was given a non-punitive letter of reprimand and assigned to shore duty. Kudirka was tried for treason by the Soviet Union and given a ten-year sentence in the Gulag. Subsequent investigations revealed that Kudirka could claim American citizenship through his mother and was allowed to come to the United States in 1974.
- Lech Walesa was a Communist spy
In a new book, two Polish historians publish what they say is proof that Solidarity hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the Communist-era secret police — and tried to cover it up decades later. The accusations have set off a new storm over Poland’s past.
Yet the authors of “The Secret Police and Lech Walesa,” both of whom work as historians at the government-affiliated Institute for National Remembrance, or IPN, say they have uncovered compelling new evidence that Walesa collaborated with Communist officials under the code name “Bolek.”
- Stefan Michnik
Communist judge, Stalinist criminal wanted by the Polish courts, responsible for the torture and deaths of many Polish patriots. Personally participated in executions.
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Michnik (only available in Polish)
- Adam Michnik – ”Gray Eminence” of the Solidarity movement, brother of Stefan
From Wikipedia: Adam Michnik is the editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, where he sometimes writes under the pen-names of Andrzej Zagozda or Andrzej Jagodziński. In 1966-1989 he was one of the leading organizers of the illegal, democratic opposition in Poland. A historian, essayist, and political commentator, he is the recipient of laureate of many awards, including a Knight of the Legion of Honour and European of the Year. He was born to Ozjasz (Uzziah) Szechter, the first secretary of the Communist Party of Western Ukraine and his wife Helena (née Michnik), a historian, children’s book writer and Communist. Michnik’s parents were Jews. Michnik describes himself as a Pole of Jewish origins. His half-brother, Stefan Michnik, was a judge in the 1950s, during the period of Stalinism and currently resides in Sweden. He publicly admitted passing death sentences on Polish anti-communist resistance fighters, such as major Zefiryn Machalla. He is a member of Association of Polish Writers and Council on Foreign Relations. On the anniversary of the introduction of martial law, on 13 December 2005, Michnik delivered exposition at the University of Warsaw (article published in “Gazeta Wyborcza”) in which he appealed to president Lech Kaczyński for statutory abolition for those who were responsible for the martial law. The article was a response to information about instituting an inquiry by Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) against General Jaruzelski. Michnik appealed about abolition even earlier- in 1991 (during the exposition on Faculty of Law at University of Maria Curie- Skłodowska in Lublin (UMCS), “Gazeta w Lublinie” 11-12-1991) and also in 2001 in the article “Stan wojenny 20 lat później” (“Gazeta Wyborcza” 12 December 2001).
- Alexander Kerensky (born: Aaron Kurbis)
From Wikipedia: Kerensky’s father was the headmaster of Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) at a secondary school for boys in Simbirsk, and members of the Kerensky and Ulyanov families were friends.…………., Kerensky adopted a policy that isolated the right-wing conservatives, both democratic and monarchist-oriented. His philosophy of “no enemies to the left” greatly empowered the Bolsheviks and gave them a free hand, allowing them to take over the military arm or “voyenka” of the Petrograd and Moscow Soviets. His arrest of Kornilov and other officers left him without strong allies against the Bolsheviks, who ended up being Kerensky’s strongest and most determined adversaries, as opposed to the right wing, which evolved into the White movement. During the Kornilov Affair, Kerensky had distributed arms to the Petrograd workers, and by November most of these armed workers had gone over to the Bolsheviks. On 6–7 November [O.S. 25–26 October] 1917 the Bolsheviks launched the second Russian revolution of the year. Kerensky’s government in Petrograd had almost no support in the city. Only one small force, the First Petrograd Women’s Battalion, also known as The Women’s Death Battalion, was willing to fight for the government against the Bolsheviks, but this force too crossed over to the revolution without firing a single shot. It took less than 20 hours before the Bolsheviks had taken over the government. Kerensky eventually settled in New York City, but spent much of his time at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California, where he both used and contributed to the Institution’s huge archive on Russian history, and where he taught graduate courses. He wrote and broadcast extensively on Russian politics and history. His last public speech was delivered at Kalamazoo College, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kerensky died at his home in New York City in 1970, one of the last surviving major participants in the turbulent events of 1917. The local Russian Orthodox Churches in New York refused to grant Kerensky burial, seeing him as being a freemason and being largely responsible for Russia falling to the Bolsheviks. A Serbian Orthodox Church also refused so Kerensky’s body was flown to London where he was buried at Putney Vale’s non-denominational cemetery.
- Just a quote: “Communism is not [and never was] a creation of the masses to overthrow the Banking establishment, but rather a creation of the Banking establishment to overthrow and enslave the people.” Anthony J. Hilder
- Just a quote: In 1949, Jacob Schiff’s grandson, John Schiff, was quoted as stating that Jacob Schiff invested “about $20,000,000” in the Russian Revolution. (Cholly Knickerbocker column, New York Journal American, February 3, 1949.) That $20,000,000 would easily equal $400,000,000 in today’s dollars. Please read also Notes #29, 30, 31, 32, and 33
- Revolution of 1905
From Wikipedia: The 1905 Russian Revolution was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It included terrorism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. It led to the establishment of limited constitutional monarchy, the State Duma of the Russian Empire, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1905_Russian_Revolution
- February Revolution of 1917
From Wikipedia: The February Revolution (Russian: Февральская революция) of 1917 was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917. Centered around the then capital Petrograd (modern day St. Petersburg) in March (late February in the Julian calendar). Its immediate result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the collapse of Imperial Russia and the end of the Romanov dynasty. Tsarism was replaced by a Russian Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov, an alliance between liberals and socialists who wanted to instigate political reform, creating a democratically-elected executive and constituent assembly. Socialists also formed the Petrograd Soviet, and the two ruled together in a system known as Dual Power.
This revolution appeared to break out spontaneously, without any real leadership or formal planning. Russia had been suffering from a number of economic and social problems, which were compounded by the impact of the First World War. Bread rioters and industrial strikers were joined on the streets by disaffected elements of the city’s garrison. As more and more troops deserted, and with loyal troops trapped at the Front, the city moved into a state of anarchy, prompting a revolution the Tsarist regime did not survive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_Revolution
- October Revolution of 1917
From Wikipedia: It followed and capitalized on the February Revolution of the same year. The October Revolution in Petrograd overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets dominated by Bolsheviks. As the revolution was not universally recognized outside of Petrograd there followed the struggles of the Russian Civil War (1917–1922) and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922. Bolsheviks led their forces in the uprising in Petrograd (modern day Saint Petersburg), the capital of Russia, against the Kerensky Provisional Government. For the most part, the revolt in Petrograd was bloodless, with the Red Guards led by Bolsheviks taking over major government facilities with little opposition before finally launching an assault on the poorly defended Winter Palace. The official Soviet version of events follows: An assault led by Vladmir Lenin was launched at 9:45 p.m. signaled by a blank shot from the cruiser Aurora. (The Aurora was placed in Petrograd and still stands there now.) The Winter Palace was guarded by Cossacks, cadets (military students), and a Women’s Battalion. It was taken at about 2 a.m. The earlier date was made the official date of the Revolution, when all offices except the Winter Palace had been taken. More contemporary research with access to government archives significantly corrects accepted Soviet edited and embellished history. The archival version shows that parties of Bolshevik operatives sent out from the Smolny by Lenin took over all critical centers of power in Petrograd in the early hours of the night without a shot being fired. In actual fact the effectively unoccupied Winter Palace also was taken bloodlessly by a small group which broke in, got lost in the cavernous interior, and accidentally happened upon the remnants of Kerensky’s provisional government in the imperial family’s breakfast room. The illiterate revolutionaries then compelled those arrested to write up their own arrest papers. The stories of the “defense of the Winter Palace” and the heroic “Storming of the Winter Palace” came later as the creative propaganda product of Bolshevik publicists. Grandiose paintings depicting the “Women’s Battalion” and photo stills taken from Sergei Eisenstein’s staged film depicting the “politically correct” version of the October events in Petrograd came to be taken as truth.
Later official accounts of the revolution from the Soviet Union would depict the events in October as being far more dramatic than they actually had been. (See firsthand account by British General Knox.) This was helped by the historical reenactment, entitled The Storming of the Winter Palace, which was staged in 1920. This reenactment, watched by 100,000 spectators, provided the model for official films made much later, which showed a huge storming of the Winter Palace and fierce fighting (See Sergei Eisenstein’s October: Ten Days That Shook the World). In reality the Bolshevik insurgents faced little or no opposition. The insurrection was timed and organized to hand state power to the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies, which began on 25 October. After a single day of revolution eighteen people had been arrested and two had been killed. In modern times, the case for seeing the October Revolution as “a classic modern coup d’état without mass support” has been proposed by historian Richard Pipes.
In 1911 General Knox was appointed the British Military Attaché in Russia. As a fluent speaker of Russian, he became a liaison officer to the Russian Army during First World War. During October Revolution in Russia Alfred Knox observed the Bolsheviks taking the Winter Palace on 25 October (7 November) 1917:
“The garrison of the Winter Palace originally consisted of about 2,000 all told, including detachments from yunker and ensign schools,
three squadrons of Cossacks, a company of volunteers and a company from the Women’s Battalion. The garrison had dwindled owing to desertions,
for there were no provisions and it had been practically starved for two days. There was no strong man to take command and to enforce discipline.
No one had any stomach for fighting; and some of the ensigns even borrowed great coats of soldier pattern from the women to enable them to escape unobserved.
The greater part of the yunkers of the Mikhail Artillery School returned to their school, taking with them four out of their six guns. Then the Cossacks left,
declaring themselves opposed to bloodshed! At 10 p.m. a large part of the ensigns left, leaving few defenders except the ensigns of the Engineering School
and the company of women.”
In 1921 Knox published his memoirs, With the Russian Army: 1914-1917. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Revolution
- Alexander Parvus, the “agent extraordinaire”
From Wikipedia: Israel Lazarevich Gelfand (Russian: Изра́иль Ла́заревич Ге́льфанд) best remembered by his pseudonym, Alexander Parvus, was born of ethnic Jewish parents on September 8 [O.S. August 27] 1867 in the shtetl of Berazino, now part of Belarus. He was raised in Odessa (in today’s Ukraine), where he began associating with the Jewish revolutionary (The Bund) circles. At age nineteen he left for Basel, where he continued his studies, becoming a doctor of economy in 1891 (his dissertation dealing with “work recovery”). By this time he openly became a Marxist. He moved to Germany, joined the Social Democratic Party and befriended German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg. In 1900, he met Vladimir Lenin for the first time, in Munich, each admiring the other’s theoretical works. Parvus encouraged Lenin to begin publishing his revolutionary paper Iskra. During this time he developed the concept of using a foreign war to provoke an internal revolt within a country. It was at this time that Parvus revived, from Marx, the concept-strategy of “permanent revolution”. He communicated this philosophy to Trotsky who then further expanded and developed it. Some accuse Parvus of having funded Lenin while in Switzerland. A biography of Parvus by the authors Scharlau and Zeman have concluded that there was absolute cooperation between the two. In March 1917, in a plan strategized together with Parvus, German intelligence sent Vladimir Lenin and a group of 30 of his revolutionary associates from Switzerland through Germany in a train car under supervision of Swiss socialist Fritz Platten. As his political activity waned, the war ground to a halt, and he refused to help the new German authorities smash the Spartacist uprising, he retreated to a German island near Berlin. Despite his failure to help the new Weimar Republic regime he was well provided for, living in a well-appointed 32-room mansion in Berlin’s Peacock Island. He later published his memoirs from this residence. Parvus died in Berlin on December 12, 1924. His body was cremated and interred in a Berlin cemetery. After his death Konrad Haenisch wrote in his memoir “This man possessed the ablest brains of the Second International“
During his lifetime Alexander Parvus’ reputation among his revolutionary peers suffered as a result of the Maxim Gorky affair and the fact that he was in effect a German government agent. At the same time both his business skills and revolutionary ideas were appreciated and relied upon by Russian and German revolutionaries and Ottoman’s Young Turks. After the October Revolution in Russia for obvious political reasons his role was denied and he himself vilified. This continued during Stalin’s era and sometimes had anti-Semitic overtones to it. In Germany however he was considered favorably. His name is often used in modern political debates in Russia.
Surprisingly, Parvus has left no documents after his death and all of his savings disappeared. Both of his surviving sons became great Soviet diplomats, although one died in the gulag and the other disappeared.
- Anthony C. Sutton
From Wikipedia: Sutton studied at the universities of London, Goettingen and California and received his D.Sc. degree from University of Southampton, England. He was an economics professor at California State University Los Angeles and a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution from 1968 to 1973. During his time at the Hoover Institute he wrote the major study Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development (in three volumes), arguing that the West played a major role in developing the Soviet Union from its very beginnings up until the present time (1970). Sutton argued that the Soviet Union’s technological and manufacturing base—which was then engaged in supplying the Viet Cong — was built by United States corporations and largely funded by US taxpayers. Steel and iron plants, the GAZ automobile factory – a Ford subsidiary, located in eastern Russia – and many other Soviet industrial enterprises were, according to Sutton, built with the help or technical assistance of the United States or U.S. corporations. He argued further that the Soviet Union’s acquisition of MIRV technology was made possible by receiving (from U.S. sources) machining equipment for the manufacture of precision ball bearings, necessary to mass-produce MIRV-enabled missiles. In 1973 Sutton published a popularized, condensed version of the three volumes called National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, and was thereby forced out of the Hoover Institution.
In his book, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (New York: Viking Press;1970), Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote:
For impressive evidence of Western participation in the early phase of Soviet economic growth, see Antony C. Sutton’s
“Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1917-1930”, which argues that Soviet economic development for 1917-1930 was essentially
dependent on Western technological aid (p.283), and that at least 95 per cent of the industrial structure received this assistance. (p. 348).
Professor Richard Pipes, of Harvard, said in his book, Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America’s Future (Simon & Schuster; 1984): “In his three-volume detailed account of Soviet Purchases of Western Equipment and Technology …Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as ‘extreme’ or, more often, simply ignored.”
- Andreas von Bülow
From Wikipedia: He served as state-secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Defence (1976-1980) and Minister for Research and Technology (1980-1982), both during the Chancellor Helmut Schmidt administration, and was regarded as a “rising star” of German politics at the time. He served for 25 years as an SPD member of the German parliament (1969-1994). In the late eighties and early nineties, he served on the parliamentary committee on intelligence services (“Parlamentarischer Kontrollausschuss”). This committee supervises German intelligence agencies and has access to classified information. In the early nineties, von Bülow also served as SPD ranking member of the Schalck-Golodkowski investigation committee, a task that first led him to inquire into white collar crime in connection with Eastern intelligence services, and later also into what he labels “criminal activities” of Western intelligence services. His first major publication dealing with this realm, In the Name of the State (German: Im Namen des Staates) is a heavily referenced and extensive study focusing mostly on the CIA. Since leaving the Bundestag, he has largely left the SPD’s political loop.
He has written a book called The CIA and September 11 (German: Die CIA und der 11. September), in which he implies US government complicity in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“Planning the attacks was a master deed, in technical and organizational terms. To hijack four big airliners within a few minutes and fly them into targets within a single hour and doing so on complicated flight routes! That is unthinkable, without backing from the secret apparatuses of state and industry.” Tagesspiegel,13. Jan. 2002
He told The Daily Telegraph at his home in Bonn:
“If what I say is right, the whole US government should end up behind bars” and “They have hidden behind a veil of secrecy and destroyed the evidence – that they invented the story of 19 Muslims working within Osama bin Laden’s al-Qa’eda – in order to hide the truth of their own covert operation”
- Adam Pearlman A.K.A. Adam Yahiye Gadahn
From Wikipedia: born Adam Pearlman, September 1, 1978) is an American senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media advisor for the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Since 2004, he appeared in a number of videos produced by Al-Qaeda as “Azzam the American” (‘Azzām al-Amrīki, عزام الأمريكي, sometimes transcribed as Ezzam Al-Amerikee). Gadahn converted to Sunni Islam in 1995, at the age of 17, at a California mosque and is described as a “homegrown”, meaning that he has converted to an ideology so firmly that he is now willing to harm his country of origin. He is believed to have inspired the 2007 Osama bin Laden video.. Gadahn’s Jewish paternal grandfather, Carl Pearlman, was a prominent urologist; and on the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League. According to Gadahn, he was a “zealous supporter” of Israel. Gadahn’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Branch, a Christian, was an editor for The Chronicle Christian Newspaper. Gadahn’s father, originally Phil Pearlman, grew up in Orange County, California. He was involved in the counterculture movement at the University of California at Irvine, and before Adam’s birth became a Christian. Gadahn described his father as having been “raised agnostic or atheist, but he became a believer in One God when he picked up a Bible left on the beach.” His father’s religious perspective was flexible and based upon his own spiritual needs and as a new convert to Islam, Gadahn portrayed his father in manner sympathetic to his religion of conversion. Phil and his wife Jennifer changed their name to Gadahn, after the Biblical warrior Gideon. In a short period of time, Gadahn became a senior commander to Bin Laden and is assumed to be playing the role of “translator, video producer, and cultural interpreter.” Gadahn declared his animosity towards the US by declaring it “enemy soil” and praising the individuals responsible for the September 11 attacks. The first production of al-Qaeda’s media division, As-Sahab, was believed to have been in 2001 with the involvement of Adam Yahiye Gadahn. US and British intelligence officials believe it to be run by Gadahn.
- Poland probes ‘secret CIA jail’
In the “tradition” of Stefan Michnik!
- Polish probe urged of CIA ‘black site,’ ‘torture’
- Definition of “Black Site”
From Wikipedia In military terminology, a black site is a location at which an unacknowledged black project is conducted. Recently, the term has gained notoriety in describing secret prisons operated by the United States (U.S.) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), generally outside of U.S. territory and legal jurisdiction. It can refer to the facilities that are controlled by the CIA used by the U.S. government in its War on Terror to detain alleged unlawful enemy combatants.
U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledged the existence of secret prisons operated by the CIA during a speech on September 6, 2006. A claim that the black sites existed was made by The Washington Post in November 2005 and before this by human rights NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
Many European countries have officially denied they are hosting black sites to imprison terrorists or cooperating in the U.S. extraordinary rendition program. Not one country has confirmed that it is hosting black sites. However, a European Union (EU) report adopted on February 14, 2007, by a majority of the European Parliament (382 MEPs voting in favour, 256 against and 74 abstaining) stated the CIA operated 1,245 flights and that it was not possible to contradict evidence or suggestions that secret detention centres were operated in Poland and Romania.
- Osama bin Laden dead? Again?
- Armand Hammer
Armand Hammer with Leonid Brezhnev
Lenin’s autographed photo dedicated to Armand Hammer
From Wikipedia: Armand Hammer (May 21, 1898 – December 10, 1990) was an American business tycoon most closely associated with Occidental Petroleum, a company he ran for decades, though he was known as well as for his art collection, his philanthropy, and for his close ties to the Soviet Union.
Hammer was born in Manhattan, New York to Russian-born Jewish immigrants Julius and Rose (Lipshitz) Hammer. His father came to the United States from Odessa in 1875, and settled in The Bronx, where he ran a general medical practice and five drugstores.
In fact, according to multiple biographers, Hammer was named after the “Arm and Hammer” symbol of the Socialist Labor Party of America (SLP), in which his father, a committed socialist, had a leadership role at one time. (After the Russian Revolution, a part of the SLP under Julius’ leadership split off to become a founding element of the Communist Party USA.) Later in his life, Hammer would admit the communist tie himself.
According to Hammer, he scored his first business triumph in 1919, manufacturing and selling a ginger extract which legally contained high levels of alcohol. This was extremely popular during prohibition, and the company had $1 million in sales that year. In 1921, while waiting for his internship to begin at Bellevue Hospital, Hammer went to the Soviet Union for a trip that ended up lasting until late 1930.
Hammer’s intentions in the 1921 trip have been debated since. He has claimed that he originally intended to recoup $150,000 in debts for drugs shipped during the Allied intervention, but was soon moved by a capitalistic and philanthropic interest in selling wheat to the then-starving Russians. In his passport application, Hammer stated that he intended to visit only western Europe. J. Edgar Hoover in the Justice Department knew this was false, but Hammer was allowed to travel anyway.
Politically, Hammer was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party. He boosted Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign with $54,000 in campaign contributions. He was convicted on charges that one of these donations had been made illegally, but was later pardoned by Republican U.S. President George H. W. Bush.
Late in life, he would brag that he had been the only man in history friendly with both Vladimir Lenin and Ronald Reagan. Throughout his life he continued personal and business dealings with the Soviet Union, despite the Cold War.
In his 1983 book RED CARPET, author Joseph Finder was the first to reveal that Armand Hammer worked for Soviet intelligence (the NKVD and its successive incarnations) and laundered money for the Soviet Union and the Comintern.
Edward Jay Epstein published a book critical of Hammer after his death titled
“Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer”. Among his claims:
*James Jesus Angleton, head of counterintelligence for the Central Intelligence Agency, said that the CIA has received evidence from the British secret service that Hammer laundered money for the Soviets.
*Lenin issued orders to “make note of Armand Hammer and in every way help him on my behalf if he applies”.
*J. Edgar Hoover wrote “a rotten bunch” on the front of FBI file “61-280 — Armand Hammer, Internal Security — Russia.”
*Hammer may have initiated human rights abuses in Occidental Petroleum’s operations in South America.
*Hammer split apart the pages of the Da Vinci Codex (now the Codex Leicester), which he purchased in 1980 and renamed the “Codex Hammer”.
- Ozjasz Szechter, father of Adam Michnik
From Wikipedia: Communist agent charged with treason in 1934
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozjasz_Szechter (only in Polish)
- Antoni Pajdak
From Wikipedia: Polish patriot
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoni_Pajdak (only in Polish)
- Jerzy Popiełuszko, a priest murdered by secret police
Popieluszko during funeral of Grzegorz Przemyk (see #37) , marching together with the mother of murdered boy.
From Wikipedia: He was a staunch anti-communist, and in his sermons, interwove spiritual exhortations with political messages, criticizing the Communist system and motivating people to protest.
A car accident was set up to kill Jerzy Popiełuszko on October 13, 1984, but he escaped it. The alternative plan was to kidnap him, and it was carried out on October 19, 1984. The priest was beaten and murdered by three Security Police officers. Then, his body was dumped into the Vistula Water Reservoir near Włocławek from where it was recovered on October 30, 1984. News of the political murder caused an uproar throughout Poland, and the murderers and one of their superiors were convicted of the crime. More than 250,000 people, including Lech Wałęsa, attended his funeral on November 3, 1984. Despite the murder and its repercussions, the Communist regime remained in power until 1989. Popiełuszko’s murderers – Captain Grzegorz Piotrowski, Leszek Pękala, Waldemar Chmielewski and Colonel Adam Pietruszka (responsible for giving them the order to kill) – were jailed but released later as part of an amnesty.
- GAZETA WYBORCZA
From Wikipedia: is Poland‘s second-largest daily newspaper (after the tabloid Fakt). It is considered to be one of the most influential and opinion-forming newspapers in Poland. Gazeta Wyborcza has been criticized for distorted coverage of controversial issues such as post-communist vetting, Polish-Jewish relations and the Polish minority in Lithuania. It has also received criticism for using its influence to whitewash former communists, particularly General Jaruzelski. After the fall of communism, the paper was criticized for taking part in an “intensive propaganda campaign” and particularly for rigorously trying to revamp Jaruzelski’s image.
- Piotr Bartoszcze, founder and first leader of the SOLIDARITY OF PEASANTS, murdered by communist secret police in February 1984.
During Martial Law arrested together with all Solidarity leaders; after release continued his activities; found beaten and strangled to death. The 1984 “investigation” produced no suspects. Case was re-opened in 1995 – with the same results.
From Wikipedia: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piotr_Bartoszcze (only in Polish)
- Andrzej Suda
From Metapedia.org: The most dramatic was my experience with the FBI. The FBI wasn’t interested to investigate my case at all – instead they informed the Polish intelligence network about my actions. You can understand why I feel lucky to be alive today! I asked the highest law enforcement agency in America to help me in this situation – to investigate the FBI betrayal and to bring guilty to justice. This highest law enforcement agency is not widely known. It is called the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (shortly O.I.G.). O.I.G. was created to investigate crimes committed by agents of FBI, CIA, DEA and other federal agencies. With the help of the O.I.G. I was able to collect hard evidence of the FBI treason. What do you think happened next? Well, the O.I.G. investigator was transferred from San Diego to San Francisco and stopped his investigation! In 1999 he was interviewed by a journalist Jeff Nyquist and admitted (I quote):
“There is a problem at the Justice Department in Washington. Things were being short-circuited at the top. For some strange reasons, spies connected to Eastern European Mafia organizations were being allowed to operate freely on American soil”
- Russian famine of 1921
From Wikipedia: The Russian famine of 1921, also known as Povolzhye famine, which began in the early spring of that year, and lasted through 1922, was a severe famine that occurred in Bolshevik Russia. The famine, which killed an estimated 5 million, affected mostly the Volga-Ural region. Hunger was so severe that it was doubtful that seed-grain would be sown rather than eaten. At one point, relief agencies had to give grain to the railroad staff to get their supplies moved. Peasants often had to resort to eating weeds, food surrogates and even cannibalism trying to save seeds for planting in the fall.
The Bolsheviks believed that peasants were actively trying to undermine the war effort. The Black Book of Communism states that Lenin ordered the seizure of the food peasants had grown for their own subsistence and their seed grain in retaliation for this “sabotage,” leading to widespread peasant revolts. In 1920, Lenin had ordered increased emphasis on food requisitioning from the peasantry. Aid from outside Russia was rejected. The American Relief Administration, which Herbert Hoover had formed to help the starvation of World War I, had offered assistance to Lenin in 1919, on condition that they have full say over the Russian railway network and hand out food impartially to all. Lenin refused this as interference in Russian internal affairs.
- Jacob Schiff
From Wikipedia: Jacob Henry Schiff, born Jakob Heinrich Schiff (January 10, 1847 – September 25, 1920) was a Jewish German-born New York City banker and philanthropist, who helped finance, among many other things, the Japanese military efforts against Tsarist Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. From his base on Wall Street, he was the foremost Jewish leader from 1880 to 1920 in what later became known as the “Schiff era”, grappling with all major Jewish issues and problems of the day, including the plight of Russian Jews under the tsar, American and international antisemitism, care of needy Jewish immigrants, and the rise of Zionism. He also became the director of many important corporations, including the National City Bank of New York, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Wells Fargo & Company, and the Union Pacific Railroad. In many of his interests he was associated with E.H. Harriman.
- Warburg family
From Wikipedia: Felix and Paul Warburg emigrated to the United States. Felix Warburg married Frieda Schiff, daughter of Jacob H. Schiff, a a banker and philanthropist. His house in New York City is now the Jewish Museum. His brother Paul married Nina Loeb, daughter of Solomon Loeb. He is seen as the “father” of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
- Paul Warburg
From Wikipedia: Although a major factor in German finance, after frequent business trips to New York, Warburg settled there in 1902 as a partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Company where the influential Jacob Schiff, his wife’s brother-in-law, was senior partner. Warburg remained a partner in the family firm in Hamburg, but he became a naturalized American citizen in 1911. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Paul Warburg became known as a persuasive advocate of central banking in America, in 1907 publishing the pamphlets “Defects and Needs of Our Banking System” and “A Plan for A Modified Central Bank“. His efforts were successful in 1913 with the founding of the Federal Reserve System. He was appointed a member of the first Federal Reserve Board by President Woodrow Wilson, serving until 1918. He became a director of the Council on Foreign Relations at its founding in 1921, remaining on the board until his death. From 1921 to 1926 Warburg was a member of the advisory council of Federal Reserve Board, serving as president of the advisory council in 1924-26. He was also a trustee of the Institute of Economics, founded in 1922; when it was merged into the Brookings Institution in 1927, he became a trustee of the latter, serving until his death.
- Felix Moritz Warburg
From Wikipedia: He was a grandson of Moses Marcus Warburg, one of the founders of the bank, M. M. Warburg (in 1798). Felix Warburg was a partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. He is known as a leading advocate of a Federal Reserve System for the United States. He married Frieda Schiff, daughter of Jacob H. Schiff and Therese Loeb Schiff, in 1895.
- Max Warburg
From Wikipedia: was a German-born American banker and from 1910 until 1938, director of M.M.Warburg & CO in Hamburg, Germany. As head of that firm, he advised Kaiser Wilhelm II prior to World War I. His brother Paul Warburg was the chief architect of Federal Reserve Board in the United States.
- From the book “NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY” by Garry Allen :
In the Bolshevik Revolution we have some of the world’s richest and most powerful men financing a movement which claims its very existence is based on the concept of stripping of their wealth men like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Schiffs, Warburgs, Morgans, Harrimans, and Milners. But obviously these men have no fear of international Communism. It is only logical to assume that if they financed it and do not fear it, it must be because they control it. Can there be any other explanation that makes sense? Remember that for over 150 years it has been standard operating procedure of the Rothschild’s and their allies to control both sides of every conflict. You must have an “enemy” if you are going to collect from the King.
- Pacification of the coal mine “Wujek” on 16 December 1981
When Martial Law was announced, the brave workers of this coal mine started a lock-in strike. The Army responded with extreme violence. They attacked defenseless people with tanks and machine guns. In accordance with the official news “only” 9 workers were killed and 21 wounded.
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacyfikacja_kopalni_Wujek (only in Polish)
Here is the “sanitized” English version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacification_of_Wujek
- Jan Samsonowicz, one of the Solidarity leaders in Gdansk shipyard
Was (together with Piotr Dyk) a co-creator and a member of a secret counterintelligence group within the Solidarity movement. His investigation produced evidence of a communist mole at the top of the Solidarity hierarchy (Walesa?) and his group found out that the western financial aid for Solidarity was handled by…..the Polish secret police! (Alexander Parvus comes to mind!). Samsonowicz was found hanging from the gate of the Gdansk shipyard. The “investigation” ruled this a SUICIDE.
From Wikipedia: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Samsonowicz_%28dzi%C5%82acz_Solidarn%C5%9B%29 (only in Polish)
- Grzegorz Przemyk, son of the Solidarity activist, beaten to death by police
Barbara Sadowska, mother of the murdered boy with soon-to-be-murdered priest Jerzy Popieluszko, during Grzegorz Przemyk’s funeral.
Barbara Sadowska was a popular artist and poet. She was also an active dissident.
On 3rd of May 1983 she was beaten by the police. Apparently the beating didn’t “do the trick”, therefore on 12th of May 1983 the police arrested her teenage son, took him to the station and beat him to death. Actually he was taken by ambulance to the hospital and after emergency surgery died of internal trauma. The uproar in Poland was so big that the communists needed to open an “investigation” for damage control. They needed help with the cover up from the Interior Ministry. The medic from the ambulance and the doctor were found guilty of “negligence”. They spent some time in prison. The medic later admitted to being forced to “confess”. After the “collapse” of communism, the case was re-opened. There was a lot of “theater” going on but the final result is exactly like in the other cases – not a single criminal was punished! Barbara Sadowska died 3 years after her son (at age 46).
- Stanislaw Pyjas, philosophy student, dissident, murdered by secret police
Stanislaw Pyjas and his friend Leslaw Maleszka were active members of the student opposition against the communist regime. Pyjas was beaten to death. The “official” investigation found the cause of death to be a “fall from the staircase”. There were rumors that local boxer (and thug) Marian Weclewicz bragged about beating Pyjas on request of a secret police officer. The suspected officer died of a “heart attack” and Weclewicz was murdered. Stanislaw Pietraszka, the last person to see Pyjas alive and claiming to remember the face of attacker – soon died, too. In 1991 the case was re-opened. The only person punished was prof. Zdzislaw Marek who performed the autopsy on Pyjas and falsified its findings. No, no – he wasn’t charged by the court – he was fired from the Medical Academy for causing embarrassment! The key to the whole story lies in hands of Leslaw Maleszka. Now we know he was a paid police informant from the very beginning, and therefore the “handler” for Pyjas. What is he doing now? He is a successful journalist of ……….(surprise, surprise!) GAZETA WYBORCZA.
From Wikipedia: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis%C5%82aw_Pyjas (only in Polish)
In late June 2008, private television TVN presented a documentary Trzech kumpli( Three mates), which presented the story of Wildstein, Pyjas and Lesław Maleszka (aka Ketman and Return). All three of them were friends in college, studied together and were active in anticommunist opposition. However, Maleszka, who afterwards worked for Gazeta Wyborcza, was a secret informer of Służba Bezpieczeństwa. Maleszka was a highly praised agent, whose reports on students in Kraków, in which he did not hesitate to describe the intimate lives of his closest friends, were called excellent by his secret service bosses. According to Roman Graczyk, a journalist and Maleszka’s friend from university, Pyjas had to die, because he might have suspected Maleszka of collaboration. The secret services did not want to lose such a valuable agent and an unknown officer ordered the assassination.
- Just a quote:
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
- Just a quote: “Today’s international terrorism is a phenomenon that combines the use of terror by state and non-state political structures as a means to attain their political objectives through people’s intimidation, psychological and social destabilization, the elimination of resistance from power organizations and the creation of appropriate conditions for the manipulation of the countries’ policies and the behavior of people”. Leonid Ivashov, former Joint Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, general-colonel.
- Igor Gouzenko
From Wikipedia: was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. He defected on September 5, 1945, with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West. This forced Prime Minister Mackenzie King to call a Royal Commission to investigate espionage in Canada. Gouzenko exposed Joseph Stalin’s efforts to steal nuclear secrets, and the then-unknown technique of planting sleeper agents. The “Gouzenko Affair” is often credited as a triggering event of the Cold War. In 1945, hearing that he and his family were to be sent home to the Soviet Union and dissatisfied with the quality of life and the politics of his homeland, he decided to defect. Gouzenko walked out of the embassy door carrying with him a briefcase with Soviet code books and deciphering materials. He initially went to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but the RCMP officers on duty refused to believe his story. He then went to the Ottawa Journal newspaper, but the paper’s night editor was not interested, and suggested he go to the Department of Justice – however nobody was on duty at night when he arrived. Terrified that the Soviets had discovered his duplicity, he went back to his apartment and hid his family in the apartment across the hall for the night. Gouzenko, hidden by a neighbor, watched through the keyhole as a group of Soviet agents broke into his apartment. They began searching through his belongings, and only left when confronted by Ottawa police. The next day Gouzenko was able to find contacts in the RCMP who were willing to examine the evidence he had removed from the Soviet embassy. Gouzenko was transported by the RCMP to the secret “Camp X”, now abandoned, but located in present-day Oshawa and comfortably distant from Ottawa. Camp X had been used during World War II as a training station for Allied undercover personnel. It has been alleged that, though the RCMP expressed interest in Gouzenko, Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King initially wanted nothing to do with him. Even with Gouzenko in hiding and under RCMP protection, King reportedly pushed for a diplomatic solution to avoid upsetting the Soviet Union, still a wartime ally and ostensible friend. Documents reveal that King, then 70 and weary from six years of war leadership, was aghast when Norman Robertson, his Undersecretary for External Affairs, and his assistant, H. H. Wrong, informed him on the morning of September 6, 1945, that a “terrible thing” had happened. Gouzenko and his wife Svetlana, they told him, had appeared at the office of Justice Minister Louis St. Laurent with documents unmasking Soviet perfidy on Canadian soil. “It was like a bomb on top of everything else“, King wrote. Robertson told the Prime Minister that Gouzenko was threatening suicide, but King was adamant that his government not get involved, even if Gouzenko was apprehended by Soviet authorities. Robertson ignored the Prime Minister’s wishes and authorized granting asylum to Gouzenko and his family, on the basis that their lives were in danger. Gouzenko’s defection “ushered in the modern era of Canadian security intelligence”. The evidence provided by Gouzenko led to the arrest of 39 suspects; a total of 18 were eventually convicted of a variety of offenses. Among those convicted were Fred Rose, the only Communist Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons; Sam Carr, the Communist Party’s national organizer; and scientist Raymond Boyer. A Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate espionage, headed by Justice Robert Taschereau and Justice Roy Kellock, was conducted into the Gouzenko Affair and his evidence of a Soviet spy ring in Canada. It also alerted other countries around the world, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, that Soviet agents had almost certainly infiltrated their nations as well.
Gouzenko provided many vital leads which assisted greatly with ongoing espionage investigations in Britain and North America. His testimony is believed to have been vital in the successful prosecution of Klaus Fuchs, the German communist physicist who emigrated to Britain and who later stole atomic secrets for the Soviets. Fuchs spent some time at the Chalk River Laboratories, northwest of Ottawa, where atomic research had been underway since the early 1940s. His information also likely helped in the investigation of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the U.S. Gouzenko, being a cipher clerk by profession, likely also assisted with the Venona investigation, which probed Soviet codes and which eventually led to the discovery of vital Soviet spies such as Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross (the so-called Cambridge Five), as well as Alan Nunn May. Gouzenko and his family were given another identity by the Canadian government out of fear of Soviet reprisals. Gouzenko, as assigned by the Canadian government, lived the rest of his life under the assumed name of George Brown. Little is known about his life afterwards, but it is understood that he and his wife settled down to a middle class existence under an assumed name in the Toronto suburb of Clarkson. They raised eight children together. Gouzenko died of a heart attack in 1982 at Mississauga, Canada; his grave was not initially marked. Svetlana died in September 2001 and was buried next to him. It was only in 2002 that the family put up a headstone.
- Warsaw Stock Exchange
From Wikipedia: In the years 1991–2000, the stock exchange was located in the building which during the previous, and then recent, communist years had been the seat of the Central Committee of the ruling Polish Communist Party. This can be considered an interesting reflection on the rapid transition of Poland from a communist to a market economy.
- The Greenbaum Speech
Herein is the lecture by D.C.Hammond, originally entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse,” but now usually known as the “Greenbaum Speech,” delivered at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality, Thursday June 25, 1992, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia.
Sponsored by the Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment, The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. Both a tape and a transcript were at one time available from Audio Transcripts of Alexandria, Virginia (800-338-2111). Tapes and transcripts of other sessions from the conference are still being sold but — understandably — not this one. The transcript below was made from a privately made tape of the original lecture.
- Project MKULTRA
Project MKULTRA, or MK-ULTRA, was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence. This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing at least through the late 1960s, and it used U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects.
The published evidence indicates that Project MKULTRA involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs and other chemicals, sensory deprivation, isolation, and verbal and sexual abuse.
Project MKULTRA was first brought to wide public attention in 1975 by the U.S. Congress, through investigations by the Church Committee, and by a presidential commission known as the Rockefeller Commission. Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MKULTRA files destroyed in 1973; the Church Committee and Rockefeller Commission investigations relied on the sworn testimony of direct participants and on the relatively small number of documents that survived Helms’ destruction order.
Although the CIA insists that MKULTRA-type experiments have been abandoned, 14-year CIA veteran Victor Marchetti has stated in various interviews that the CIA routinely conducts disinformation campaigns and that CIA mind control research continued. In a 1977 interview, Marchetti specifically called the CIA claim that MKULTRA was abandoned a “cover story.”
A considerable amount of credible circumstantial evidence suggests that Theodore Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, participated in CIA-sponsored MKULTRA experiments conducted at Harvard University from the fall of 1959 through the spring of 1962. During World War II, Henry Murray, the lead researcher in the Harvard experiments, served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was a forerunner of the CIA. Murray applied for a grant funded by the United States Navy, and his Harvard stress experiments strongly resembled those run by the OSS. Beginning at the age of sixteen, Kaczynski participated along with twenty-one other undergraduate students in the Harvard experiments, which have been described as “disturbing” and “ethically indefensible.”
Lawrence Teeter, attorney for convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan, believed Sirhan was under the influence of hypnosis when he fired his weapon at Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Teeter linked the CIA’s MKULTRA program to mind control techniques that he claimed were used to control Sirhan.
- Jared Loughner, 22, faces several charges over the attack on Saturday.
(Just look at his face!)
- Just a Headline:
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, 27 September 2001
“Bin Laden Family Could Profit From a Jump
In Defense Spending Due to Ties to U.S. Bank”
by Daniel Golden, James Bandler and Marcus Walker, Staff Reporters
- “Underwear Bomber” was working for the CIA.
- The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July 2014 that Poland must pay compensation to the two terror suspects: Palestinian Abu Zubaydah and Saudi Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who were held and tortured in CIA-run detention centers in between 2002 and 2003. The court set this Saturday as the deadline for the payments.
- How many times has Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been declared dead or injured?