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Below are some amazing reporting by Robert Dreyfus in:
Hostage to Khomeini, ( pp 106 - 108 ) published by:
New Benjamin Franklin House, New York 1980 - ISBN 0-933488-4


The mullahs did not come to rule in Iran on the basis of their own power; they were placed in power by men more evil than they - who would use the depravity of backwardness for their own ends.

In September 1975, the Aspen Institute held a symposium in Persepolis, Iran. The public side of the transactions was published years later under the title of Iran: Past, Present, and Future. In the behind-the-scenes discussion, the plans for reversing the Shah's industrialization program and for turning Iran into a model dark ages regime were mapped out. It is a bitter twist of history, that the Shah and his wife Empress Farah Diba witlessly provided huge amounts of funding to the Aspen project.

Attending the Persepolis symposium were at least a dozen members of the Club of Rome, including its chairman, Aureho Peccei; Sol Linowitz of Coudert Brothers law firm; Jacques Freymond of the Institute of International Studies in Geneva; and Robert 0. Anderson and Rarlan Cleveland, both Aspen Institute officials and associates of the Club of Rome in the United States. Other luminaries were also on hand: Charles Yost, Catherine Bateson, Richard Gardner, Theo Sommer, Daniel Yankelovitch, John Oakes of the New York Times, and the cream of Anglo-Amencan intelligence specialists on Iran, such as James Bill, Marvin Zonis, Leonard Binder, Rouhollah Ramazani, and Charles Issawi.

The Aspen Institute session stressed a single theme: modernization and industry undermine the "spiritual, nonmaterial" values of ancient Iranian society, and these values must he preserved above all else. Ehsan

Naraghi, a collaborator of Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, told the conference:
"Universities and research centers in the West have all based their studies of development upon a linear, Westernizing conception of progress Human sciences, founded on rational objectivity, are today suffering setbacks and defeats. Is it not important that, having exalted rationality to ensure human happiness, we should now he induced to invent a special discipline-psycho-analysis-to cure the ills arising from an overrationally organized life that is deprived of its basic relationship with the nonrational?. . Why should cultures like ours, in which man is considered in all his aspects, be deprived of their substance by following called rational course at the end of which lies the vast expanse of the non-rational?"

He continued: "The people have needs and aspira.tions that are not merely material. . . . The intrusion of machines into the traditional system may well jeopardize this creative life." Naraghi's praise of the "nonrational" was followed by a similar outburst from Hormoz Fekrat of Teheran University. "America has hecome more and more aware of her exaggerated reliance on material values," he told Aspen's gathering. "Conscious movements have been made, during the past fifteen years, to refocus the aims of life to the spiritual. This consciousness has most prominently manifested itself in the attitude of young people toward life.

"Let us now focus our attention on what has been happening in Iran in terms of the point just raised. The country is going through an enormous social upheaval. . . . I believe that the current revolutionary state of the nation, when important far-reaching measures are effectively enacted, provides the right circumstances for a national resurgence in the direction of a moral uprising based on truth and justice."

Spoken three years before the rise of the Khomeini movement in 1978, these words were more than prophetic. They were the marching orders to the clique around Khomeini to charge the Shah with destroying the cultural values of Iran and its Shiite religion by developing industry and "materialist" values.

From 1975 onward, the Aspen Institute developed closer and closer links to the Iranian ministry of education through well-placed agents like Manuchehr Ganji, who introduced both Marvin Zonis 'and the Aspen Institute itself to Iran. Catherine Bateson, of Damavand College in Teheran, was a critical participant in this strategy, sowing the seeds of "antimaterialist" rebellion among Iran's youth.

The word also went to Professor Ali Shariati to intensify his activity. More than anyone else, Shariati was the guiding light behind the Iranian students and intellectuals who brought about the Muslim Brotherhood revolution. Shariati's special ability was to be able to cast the mystical, antiscience Sufi doctrines into terms that might be accepted by modern young people not trained in religious law. Iran's youth could not be won over directly to Khomeini 5 version of Shusm, so it was necessary to create Ali Shariati, who disguised the Sufi doctrines in a radical, almost Marxist cloak. Shariati is the originator of so-called Islamic Marxism.

So radically antimaterialist was Shariati that he saw a willing acceptance of death as the only legitimate "escape" from the material world! 'Do you not see how sweetly and peacefully a martyr dies?" he once wrote. "For those not fully accustomed to their everyday routine, death is an awesome tragedy, a horrendous cessation of all things; it is becoming lost in nothingness. But the one who intends to migrate from himself begins with death. How great are those men who have heeded this command and acted accordingly: 'Die before you die.'

Shariati's father was Aqa Muhammad Taqi Shariati, who had heen part of the British intelligence freemasonic movement and had started the Center for the Propagation of Islamic Truth in Mashad, Iran. Of his father, Shariati says, "He stayed in the city, and strove mightily to preserve himself with knowledge, love, and jihad in the midst of the swamp of urban life." The elder Shariati, he said, was "in the forefront of efforts to bring the modern-educated youth back to faith and Islam, delivering them from materialism, worship of the West, and hostility to religion." It was the battle cry of the Khomeini revolution.

Traveling often between Paris and Teheran, Shariati built up a cult following among the youth of Iran. He introduced Iranian students to the works of Jean-Paul Sartre, Frantz Fanon, Albert Camus, Jacques Berque, and Louis Massignon, all writers of the anticapitalist existentialist swamp, all funded and guided by the same Club of Rome networks that gathered at Persepolis.

Fanon's book, The Wretched of the Earth, in which he argues for anarchy and revolution in the Third World directed against "the West" and violence for violence's sake, hecame Shariati's bible. "Come friends, let us abandon Europe," wrote Shariati. "Let us cease this nauseating, apish imitation of Europe. Let us leave behind this Europe that always speaks of humanity but destroys human heings wherever it finds them."

Through his writings and the publication of his Farsi journal, Shariati became something of a legend. In 1977, he was apparently murdered, and although his cult followers-like Ibrahim Yazdi-blamed the Shah for his death, it is more likely that he was killed by his backers in the Savak in order to create a martyr that would spark a movement around his figure. Were it not for Shariati, few students in Iran's universities would have followed ~ the mad Khomeini.

As the Aspen Institute and Shariati began agitating against the Shah, in early 1977 the Club of Rome's Peccei, Jacques Freymond, and others hegan to focus the Muslim Brotherhood in Western Europe around a new, synthetic, zero-growth version of Islam. Called "Islam and the West," this project held its first planning sessions at Cambridge University in England. Under the guidance of Peccei, Lord Caradon, and Muslim Brotherhood leader Maarouf Dawalibi, "Islam and the West" assembled a policy outline on science and technology for the subversion of Islam. The outline was published in 1979, and backed by the International Federation of Institutes of Advanced Study, headed by Club of Rome member and NATO science adviser Alexander King.

Islam and the West declared: "We have to return to a more spiritual conception of life. . . . The first lesson of Islamic science is its insistence on the notion of a balanced equilibrium which would not destroy the ecological order of the environment, on which collective survival finally depends." This argument was used to attack "Western" science and technological progress in Europe and North America.

Peccei and the Club of Rome then moved into the Shah's court. At a November 1977 Lisbon conference sponsored by the Interreligious Peace Colloquium-an organization set up by Cyrus Vance and Sol Linowitz-Peccei conspired with several leading lights of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, particularly with the well-known Iranian "court philosopher" Seyyed Hossein Nasr of Teheran University, a personal friend of the Shah.

Also in attendance at this event were Ismail Faruqi of Temple University in Philadelphia and Khurshid Ah-mad, former head of the Islamic Foundation in Leicester, England, and now the minister of planning for Pakistan. Professor Nasr has been instrumental, along with Dr. Manucher Ganji, in obtaining money from the Shah's wife, Farah Diba, and others for a Club of Rome economic modeling project for Iran. According to Iranian sources, Nasr prevailed upon Teheran University Chancellor Hushang Nahavandi, an adviser to the Shahbanou, to funnel millions of dollars to the French Jesuitlinked theorist Roger Garaudy, for his Institute for the Dialogue of Civilizations.

The money was designated in part for the Club of Rome's Mesarovich-Pestel regional planning model for Iran, under the partial supervision of its French coordinator, Maurice Guernier. Thus, Guernier and Garaudy became de facto advisers on economic planning and "development strategy' to the Shah! One of the outlets they reportedly funded was the Institute for Mediterranean Research, set up in 1977 by Paul Veille, a radical Paris sociologist, and by Abolhassan Bani-Sadr.

And so, whether he knew it or not, the Shah himself was funding Bani-Sadr! Garaudy is an important figure in British intelligence operations. He is highly influential in post-revolutionary Iran and among the ultraleft in Algeria, as well as being one of the closest mentors to Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. Garaudy is a former Communist Party theoretician converted to Roman Catholicism through the influence of Pere Lebret, a Jesuit authority on maintaining African social structures based on tribal witchcraft.

In 1977, Garaudy formed two institutions, the International Institute for the Dialogue of Civilizations and the University des Mutants in Senegal. In recent months, he has published a burst of articles in the French press describing nuclear energy as a "threat to the very existence of the planet" and castigating "capitalist growth" for "b'reaking the unity between man and nature." Garaudy also contributes to the journal Mediterranean Peoples, set up in 1977 as a control channel for British intelligence among Third World radical" networks. In June 1980, Garaudy attended the U.S.-Iran conference in Teheran arranged by Bani-Sadr, featuring former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark.

Before leaving for Teheran with a European delegation of Bertrand Russell followers, Garaudy published an impassioned review praising Bani-Sadr's latest book, Which Revolution for Iran? Bani-Sadr's analysis, Garaudy wrote, is "valuable for its main lines not only for the entire developing sector, but even for our country, if we do not want to be late for the coming mutation." According to Garaudy, Bani-Sadr correctly locates the Iranian revolution as a "revolt of the people" against the "Western model of growth," and against the belief that the "primary task of governments in our modern world is the one of economic development, of growth and consumption, of progress, of education."

"We must thank President Bani-Sadr," Garaudy concludes, "for having, through his beautiful book, cast a new light on the future we can anticipate if, through nudear power, we take a route similar to the one Iran took through its oil: the route of technocratic despotism within, of dependence on foreign powers, and of the loss of our material wealth as well as our soul." Garaudy's influence over Bani-Sadr was one of many influences upon Iran's president during his exile in France~ Bani-Sadr himself is a product, neatly packaged, of the same individuals and institutions who created the environmentalist movements and the terrorist shock troops typified by Italy's Red Brigades.

Bani-Sadr's experience is not unique in this respect. Most of his colleagues presently in Teheran, and much of the advisory group to Khomeini, were trained, either like Bani-Sadr in France's sociology-anthropology nests, or in U.S. -based institutions promoting an "Aquarian -rehellion against industrial society, such as the Stanford-Berkeley complex in California or the Harvard-MIT complex in Massachusetts. In all these cases, the post Shah elite-to-be were indoctrinated in hatred of "Westem" ways. The simple equation, the Shah equals the West, became their motivating belief structure.

A slightly earlier "elite" was also trained at the same institutions, the Pol Pot-leng Sary butchers of Cambodia, whose genocidal "cultural revolution" became the model for what Bani-Sadr and his associates would do in Iran. Cambodia's president under Pol Pot, Khieu Samphan, was trained in the same Sorbonne center that produced Bani Sadr.

Bani-Sadr's closest mentors and associates came from four overlapping institutions: the sociology-anthropology division of the Centre Nationale des Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS), "Division Six" of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE-6), and the National Institute for Agronomical Research. Of these, the most important is EPHE-6, which trained Bani-Sadr's thesis adviser, Professor George Balandier, a student of African tribal customs. EPHE-6 is the base for the ecology-antinuclear movement in France.

While studying "agrarian reform" Maoism under Balandier, Bani-Sadr was influenced directly or indirectly by the following individuals: Paul Veille, "Marxist sociologist," CNRS, Institute for Mediterranean Research. Re'ne' Dumont, a radical agronomist at the CNRS, who is honorary president of the Friends of the Earth, and a founder of Ecoropa, the European environmentalist umbrella organization. Dumont, a World Bank adviser, has been expelled from both Cuba and Algeria for heing a CIA agent.

In 1976, Dumont led an expedition to Iran to investigate the agricultural system there, and has since hecome an adviser to Khomeini. Miche Crozier, an EPHE-6 theorist from Tavistock Institute at Britain's Sussex University, who helped to coordinate the 1968 destabilization of the Charles de Gaulle government. -Jean-Pierre Vigier, a radical scientist at CNRS who ran the 1968 secretive "Command Center of the Revolution" against de Gaulle.

Other individuals who worked with Bani-Sadr, and all of whom participated in the British and Israeli intelligence destabilization of de Gaulle and France during the 1960s and 197Os, include Michel Foucault, Jacques Soustelle, Charles Bettelheim, Claude Levi-Strauss, and the late Henri Corbin.

It is these gentlemen, backed by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, the Leho Basso Foundation, the Transnational Institute, and the Ramsey Clarks and Richard Falks of the New York Council on Foreign Relations, whom we have to thank for the current horror in Iran called-by Bani-Sadr-" Cambodianization by persuasion."
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By Alan Peters - Monday, March 15, 2004
Strong intelligence has begun to emerge that US President Jimmy Carter attempted to demand financial favors for his political friends from the Shah of Iran. The rejection of this demand by the Shah could well have led to Pres. Carter’s resolve to remove the Iranian Emperor from office. 1 GIS.

The linkage between the destruction of the Shah’s Government — directly attributable to Carter’s actions — and the Iran-Iraq war which cost millions of dead and injured on both sides, and to the subsequent rise of radical Islamist terrorism makes the new information of considerable significance.

Pres. Carter’s anti-Shah feelings appeared to have ignited after he sent a group of several of his friends from his home state, Georgia, to Tehran with an audience arranged with His Majesty directly by the Oval Office and in Carter’s name. At this meeting, as reported by Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda to some confidantes, these businessmen told the Shah that Pres. Carter wanted a contract. previously awarded to Brown & Root to build a huge port complex at Bandar Mahshahr, to be cancelled and as a personal favor to him to be awarded to the visiting group at 10 percent above the cost quoted by Brown & Root.

The group would then charge the 10 percent as a management fee and supervise the project for Iran, passing the actual construction work back to Brown & Root for implementation, as previously awarded. They insisted that without their management the project would face untold difficulties at the US end and that Pres. Carter was “trying to be helpful”. They told the Shah that in these perilous political times, he should appreciate the favor which Pres. Carter was doing him.

According to Prime Minister Hoveyda, the Georgia visitors left a stunned monarch and his bewildered Prime Minister speechless, other than to later comment among close confidantes about the hypocrisy of the US President, who talked glibly of God and religion but practiced blackmail and extortion through his emissaries.

The multi-billion dollar Bandar Mahshahr project would have made 10 percent “management fee” a huge sum to give away to Pres. Carter’s friends as a favor for unnecessary services. The Shah politely declined the “personal” management request which had been passed on to him. The refusal appeared to earn the Shah the determination of Carter to remove him from office.

Carter subsequently refused to allow tear gas and rubber bullets to be exported to Iran when anti-Shah rioting broke out, nor to allow water cannon vehicles to reach Iran to control such outbreaks, generally instigated out of the Soviet Embassy in Tehran. There was speculation in some Iranian quarters — as well as in some US minds — at the time and later that Carter’s actions were the result of either close ties to, or empathy for, the Soviet Union, which was anxious to break out of the longstanding US-led strategic containment of the USSR, which had prevented the Soviets from reaching the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Sensing that Iran’s exports could be blocked by a couple of ships sunk in the Persian Gulf shipping lanes, the Shah planned a port which would have the capacity to handle virtually all of Iran’s sea exports unimpeded.

Contrary to accusations leveled at him about the huge, “megalomaniac” projects like Bandar Mahshahr, these served as a means to provide jobs for a million graduating high school students every year for whom there were no university slots available. Guest workers, mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan were used to start and expand the projects and Iranians replaced the foreigners as job demand required, while essential infrastructure for Iran was built ahead of schedule.

In late February 2004, Islamic Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economy stated that the country needed $18-billion a year to create one-million jobs and achieve economic prosperity. And at the first job creation conference held in Tehran’s Amir Kabir University, Iran’s Student News Agency estimated the jobless at some three-million. Or a budget figure of $54-billion to deal with the problem.

Thirty years earlier, the Shah had already taken steps to resolve the same challenges, which were lost in the revolution which had been so resolutely supported by Jimmy Carter.

A quarter-century after the toppling of the Shah and his Government by the widespread unrest which had been largely initiated by groups with Soviet funding — but which was, ironically, to bring the mullahs rather than the radical-left to power — Ayatollah Shariatmadari’s warning that the clerics were not equipped to run the country was echoed by the Head of Islamic Iran’s Investment Organization, who said: “We are hardly familiar with the required knowledge concerning the proper use of foreign resources both in State and private sectors, nor how to make the best use of domestic resources.” Not even after 25 years.

Historians and observers still debate Carter’s reasons for his actions during his tenure at the White House, where almost everything, including shutting down satellite surveillance over Cuba at an inappropriate time for the US, seemed to benefit Soviet aims and policies. Some claim he was inept and ignorant, others that he was allowing his liberal leanings to overshadow US national interests.

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office had enough doubts in this respect, even to the extent of questioning whether Carter was a Russian mole, that they sent around 200 observers to monitor Carter’s 1980 presidential campaign against Ronald Reagan to see if the Soviets would try to “buy” the presidency for Carter.

In the narrow aspect of Carter setting aside international common sense to remove the US’ most powerful ally in the Middle East, this focused change was definitely contrary to US interests and events over the next 25 years proved this.

According to Prime Minister Hoveyda, Jimmy Carter’s next attack on the Shah was a formal country to country demand that the Shah sign a 50-year oil agreement with the US to supply oil at a fixed price of $8 a barrel. No longer couched as a personal request, the Shah was told he should heed the contract proposal if he wished to enjoy continued support from the US. In these perilous, political times which, could become much worse.

Faced with this growing pressure and threat, the monarch still could not believe that Iran, the staunchest US ally in the region, other than Israel, would be discarded or maimed so readily by Carter, expecting he would be prevailed upon by more experienced minds to avoid destabilizing the regional power structure and tried to explain his position. Firstly, Iran did not have 50-years of proven oil reserves that could be covered by a contract. Secondly, when the petrochemical complex in Bandar Abbas, in the South, was completed a few years later, each barrel of oil would produce $1,000 worth of petrochemicals so it would be treasonous for the Shah to give oil away for only $8.

Apologists, while acknowledging that Carter had caused the destabilization of the monarchy in Iran, claim he was only trying to salvage what he could from a rapidly deteriorating political situation to obtain maximum benefits for the US. But, after the Shah was forced from the throne, Carter’s focused effort to get re-elected via the Iran hostage situation points to less high minded motives.

Rumor has always had it that Carter had tried to negotiate to have the US hostages, held for 444 days by the Islamic Republic which he had helped establish in Iran, released just before the November 1980 election date, but that opposition (Republican) candidate Ronald Reagan had subverted, taken over and blocked the plan. An eye-witness account of the seizure by “students” of the US Embassy on November 4, 1979, in Tehran confirms a different scenario.

The mostly “rent-a-crowd” group of “students” organized to climb the US Embassy walls was spearheaded by a mullah on top of a Volkswagen van, who with a two-way radio in one hand and a bullhorn in the other, controlled the speed of the march on the Embassy according to instructions he received over the radio. He would slow it down, hurry it up and slow it down again in spurts and starts, triggering the curiosity of an educated pro-Khomeini vigilante, who later told the story to a friend in London.

When asked by the vigilante for the reason of this irregular movement, the stressed cleric replied that he had instructions to provide the US Embassy staff with enough time to destroy their most sensitive documents and to give the three most senior US diplomats adequate opportunity to then take refuge at the Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry rather than be taken with the other hostages. Someone at the Embassy was informing the Foreign Ministry as to progress over the telephone and the cleric was being told what to do over his radio.

The vigilante then asked why the Islamic Government would bother to be so accommodating to the Great Satan and was told that the whole operation was planned in advance by Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan’s revolutionary Government with Pres. Carter in return for Carter having helped depose the Shah and that this was being done to ensure Carter got re-elected. “He helped us, now we help him” was the matter-of-fact comment from the cleric.

In 1978 while the West was deciding to remove His Majesty Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi from the throne, Shariatmadari was telling anyone who would listen not to allow “Ayatollah” Ruhollah Khomeini and his velayat faghih (Islamic jurist) version of Islam to be allowed to govern Iran. Ayatollah Shariatmadari noted: “We mullahs will behave like bickering whores in a brothel if we come to power ... and we have no experience on how to run a modern nation so we will destroy Iran and lose all that has been achieved at such great cost and effort.” 2.

Pres. Carter reportedly responded that Khomeini was a religious man — as he himself claimed to be — and that he knew how to talk to a man of God, who would live in the holy city of Qom like an Iranian “pope” and act only as an advisor to the secular, popular revolutionary Government of Mehdi Bazargan and his group of anti-Shah executives, some of whom were US-educated and expected to show preferences for US interests.

Carter’s mistaken assessment of Khomeini was encouraged by advisors with a desire to form an Islamic “green belt” to contain atheist Soviet expansion with the religious fervor of Islam. Eventually all 30 of the scenarios on Iran presented to Carter by his intelligence agencies proved wrong, and totally misjudged Khomeini as a person and as a political entity.

Today, Iranian-born, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the dominant Shia leader in Iraq faces Shariatmadari’s dilemma and shares the same “quietist” Islamic philosophy of sharia (religious law) guidance rather than direct governing by the clerics themselves. Sistani’s “Khomeini” equivalent, militant Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, was gunned down in 1999 by then-Iraqi Pres. Saddam Hussein’s forces. Sadr’s son, 30-year-old Muqtada al-Sadr, lacks enough followers or religious seniority/clout to immediately oppose Sistani but has a hard core of violent followers biding their time.

According to all estimates, the young Sadr waits for the June 2004 scheduled handover of power in Iraq, opening the way for serious, militant intervention on his side by Iranian clerics. The Iranian clerical leaders, the successors to Khomeini, see, far more clearly than US leaders and observers, the parallels between 1979-80 and 2004: as a result, they have put far more effort into activities designed to ensure that “Reagan’s successor”, US Pres. George W. Bush, does not win power.

Footnotes:
1. © 2004 Alan Peters. The name “Alan Peters” is a nom de plume for a writer who was for many years involved in intelligence and security matters in Iran. He had significant access inside Iran at the highest levels during the rule of the Shah, until early 1979.

2. See Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily, March 2, 2004: Credibility and Legitimacy of Ruling Iranian Clerics Unraveling as Pressures Mount Against Them; The Source of Clerical Ruling Authority Now Being Questioned. This report, also by Alan Peters, details the background of “Ayatollah” Khomeini, the fact that his qualifications for his religious title were not in place, and the fact that he was not of Iranian origin.
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Iran-Contra Connections
to the Oklahoma Bombing

"[McVeigh's attorneys] said they believe the FBI
still has information that others helped McVeigh....
They have even suggested that some government
authorities might have known about the bombing
plot in advance."
- Los Angeles Times, 6-7-01

FOREWORD: Despite a certain lack of knowledge, the chortling sages of Fifth
Estate punditry consider themselves informed enough to dismiss out of hand
the possibility that the government had anything to do with the bombing of
the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. But David Hoffman, a reporter in San
Francisco, begged to differ. He wrote a book, The Oklahoma Bombing and the
Politics of Terror (Feral House), that found numerous connections to the
"Secret Team" of Iran-contra fame. Unfortunately, the FBI's Oliver "Buck"
Revell sued the publisher when he found a single fact in the book about
himself that was unsubstantiated. The book was recalled as a result of
Revell's lawsuit, and it is no longer available (although Amazon.Com still
has a limited number of copies and scalps them for $100 a copy). Hoffman's
investigation led him to conclude that elements of the "Octopus," otherwise
known as the "Secret Team" (not, apparently, so coincidentally associated
with Buck Revell) were deeply involved in the most destructive act of
terrorism on American soul.
Another book, Virtual Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in
America (Feral House, 1997), by myself, has a chapter on the devastation in
Oklahoma City. That book is still on the shelves but no major publication
has ever reviewed it and its contents on the bombing have been completely
ignored by the press at large. I also came to conclude that the Iran-contra
crowd was directly responsible for the bombing and subsequent cover-up.
The following test includes complementary segments of both books that
deal with figures from Iran-contra. The original Hoffman chapter is featured
here in full, and from Virtual Government I've included only the segments
that deal with the "Octopus." ‹ Alex Constantine

1: The Octopus

"This underground empire is controlled by a handful of people for money ‹
that's the only secret of the temple."
‹ Investigative reporter Danny Casolaro, prior to his murder by the Octopus
The nomenclature of the Lockerbie and World Trade Center bombings provide a
unique and unparalleled insight into the dynamics of the Oklahoma City
bombing. Each event gives the reader a glimpse of how the Shadow Government
operates, utilizing drug dealers, criminals, and terrorists to do its
bidding.
All three bombings were sting operations that utilized, and were utilized
by, terrorists bent on causing destruction.
But the question still remained: who was controlling the terrorists? To
understand that, one must peer through the doorway of time stretching from
WWII to the present.
To prepare for the invasion of Sicily during WWII, the OSS (which later
became the CIA) collaborated with the Corsican Mafia. The arrangement
permitted the Mafia use the port of Marseilles for heroin smuggling in
exchange for its assistance in defeating the Nazis.[1117]
After WWII, the heroin operation moved to Vietnam and Laos, then to
Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the CIA embroiled itself in a covert war
against the Soviets. Assistant Secretary of Defense for National Security
Affairs Richard Armitage sat on the "208 Committee," which oversaw military
aid to the Mujahadeen. Fazoe Haq, the governor of the Northwest Frontier
Province (the largest heroin growing province in Afghanistan), who was
originally worth $100,000, was suddenly was worth $200 million after the
war. Armitage was his main contact.[1118]
Vince Cannistraro (Mr. "Libya done it") also sat on the 208 Committee,
representing National Security Advisor Robert "Bud" McFarlane, Oliver
North's supervisor.[1119]
Shortly after the start of the Afghani operation, the CIA began arming the
Contras in Nicaragua. Cannistraro himself [along with Duane "Dewy"
Clarridge, then Chief of the CIA's Latin American Division] headed Casey's
original operation to arm the Contras, based on Reagan's March, 1981
decision. As former Green Beret Andrew Eiva said, "Cannistraro was up to his
ears by 1985." This is significant, considering the Boland Amendment,
prohibiting aid to the Contras, was passed in 1984.[1120]
Some of these are the same players who moved into other Central American
countries, setting up security services (death squads) for U.S.-backed
dictators, and profiting handsomely from the cocaine trade.
If anyone thinks these are outrageous allegations, consider the statements
of Mike Levine, one of the DEA's most highly decorated veterans: "For
decades, the CIA, the Pentagon, and secret organizations like Oliver North's
Enterprise have been supporting and protecting the world's biggest drug
dealers," including the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan, the Contras in Central
America, the DFS in Mexico, the Shan United Army in the Golden Triangle of
Southeast Asia, and "any of a score of other groups and/or individuals like
Manuel Noriega. Support of these people has been secretly deemed more
important than getting drugs off our streets."[1121]
Or consider the words of Lt. Col. Bo Gritz, former commander of the Special
Forces in Latin America and the most decorated soldier in Vietnam. Gritz
made a trip to the Golden Triangle in 1983 to search for American POWs, a
mission that was ultimately stonewalled. Gritz believes the POWs are being
used as drug mules, and the government doesn't want them returned alive, for
fear they would expose the Octopus. As Gritz said: "[They] would not want
the American POWs to come home. Because when they do, there will be an
investigation as to why they were abandoned. At that time we will uncover
this secret organization and its illicit drug money and financing. The
Secret Team would then be exposed."[1122]
As Gritz later wrote in Called to Serve:
If Richard Armitage was, as Khun Sa avowed, a major participant in parallel
government drug trafficking, then it explained why our efforts to rescue
POWs had been inexplicably foiled, time after time... If it was true,
Richard Armitage would be the last man in the world who would desire to see
prisoners of war come home alive.[1123]
As "Special Consultant to the Pentagon on the MIAs," in Bangkok in 1975,
Armitage reportedly spent more time repatriating opium profits then
recovering POWs. In 1976, when Khun Sa was still selling heroin to CIA
officials, the head of the CIA was none other than George Bush.[1124]
Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, who was appointed presidential
investigator for POW/MIA affairs, came upon the same information, and was
warned by former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci to stop pursuing the
connections to Armitage. As he sadly explained to a group of POW/MIA
families in 1987: "I have been instructed to cease and desist."[1125]
Ironically, between 1987 and 1991, Vice-President Bush served as head of the
South Florida Drug Task Force, and later as chair of the National Narcotics
Interdiction System, both set up to "stem" the flow of drugs into the U.S.
While Bush was drug czar, the volume of cocaine smuggled into the U.S.
tripled.[1126]
Celerino "Cele" Castillo, the DEA's head agent in El Salvador and Guatemala
from 1985 to 1991, told reporters and Senate investigators of numerous known
drug traffickers who used hangers controlled by Oliver North and the CIA in
El Salvador's Ilopango military airbase. When Castillo naively tried to warn
Bush at a U.S. embassy party in Guatemala, Bush "just shook my hand, smiled
and walked awayŠ"[1127]
"By the end of 1988," added Castillo, "I realized how hopelessly tangled the
DEA, the CIA, and every other U.S. entity in Central America had become with
the criminals. The connections boggled my mind."[1128]
"The CIA ‹ they're making deals with the Devil," adds Mike Levine.
"Unfortunately, the Devil is smarter than they are."[1129]
Some of those devils, like Monzer al-Kassar ‹ "business partner" of Richard
Secord and Oliver North ‹ would be utilized to do the Octopus's dirty work.
Another name Khun Sa mentioned repeatedly was Ted Shackley.[1130] A
long-time CIA player, Theodore G. Shackley (known as "The Blond Ghost")
began his Agency career as CIA Station Chief in Miami, where he directed the
CIA's JM/WAVE Operation, a post-Bay of Pigs attempt to assassinate Fidel
Castro and wreck havoc within that sovereign nation. Utilizing Cuban
expatriates, the CIA conducted hundreds of sabotage raids against Cuba in
direct violation of the U.S. Neutrality Act. Shackley also worked in close
partnership with Mob figures John Roselli, Sam Giancana, and Santos
Trafficante.[1131]
While the operation was shut down in 1965, due mainly to revelations of
organized crime connections and drug smuggling, many of the participants
remained in Miami, continuing their illegal activities.
Later, as Station Chief of Laos, Shackley directed Major General Richard
Secord's air wing in tactical raids against the Communist Pathet Lao, who
happened to be General Vang Pao's main competition in the opium trade. By
keeping the Pathet Lao busy with the help of the CIA and the American
military, Pao's Hmong tribesmen were able to become the region's largest
heroin producers.[1132]
Of course, Shackley, his deputy Tom Clines (who supervised the air base in
Long Tieng), and their colleagues in CIA front companies like Air America
were only too happy to help, smuggling heroin to the U.S. in the gutted
bodies of dead GIs (with the assistance of their old Mob buddy Santos
Trafficante, who had helped form their ZR/RIFLE assassination team, and
Vietnamese Air Force General Nguyen Cao Ky), and laundering the profits in
the Nugan-Hand bank. As a 1983 Wall Street Journal article stated:
Investigations following Mr. Nugan's death and the failure of the bank
revealed widespread dealings by Nugan-Hand with international heroin
syndicates, and evidence of massive fraud against U.S. and foreign citizens.
Many retired high-ranking Pentagon and CIA officials were executives of or
consultants to Nugan-Hand.[1133][1134]*
Shackley, along with Nugan-Hand's attorney ‹ former CIA Director William
Colby ‹ directed the infamous "Phoenix Program," a largely successful
attempt to "neutralize" by torture and murder approximately 40,000
Vietnamese civilians suspected of being Viet Cong sympathizers. One Phoenix
operative, testifying before Congress, stated that Phoenix was "a sterile,
depersonalized murder programŠ it was completely indiscriminate." The
assassinations would continue in Nicaragua under the code-name "Operation
Pegasus."[1135][1136]
After becoming the head of the CIA's Western Hemisphere operations (Latin
American Division) in 1972, Shackley supervised the overthrow of the Chilean
government ("Operation Track II") by murdering democratically elected
President Salvador Allende. With the backing of the CIA under Shackley, the
military led a violent coup by Right-wing General Augusto Pinochet, which
resulted in the abolishment of the Constitution, the closing of all
newspapers save for two Right-wing dailies, the outlawing of trade unions,
the suppression of all political parties, and the arrest, torture, and
execution of thousands.[1137]
After a brief stint as Director of the Far East Division, Shackley directed
CIA agent Edwin Wilson in training the Shah of Iran's notorious secret
police, the Savak, who routinely tortured and murdered the Shah's opponents.
Later Shackley would assist more directly in these efforts.[1138]
In 1975, Shackley became Associate Director in the Directorate of
Operations, which put him in charge of Covert-Operations,
Counter-Intelligence, and ironically, Counter-Narcotics, all under the
command of George Herbert Walker Bush.
These associations naturally led to Shackley playing a role in the formation
of the "Secret Team," (to coin a phrase invented by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty)
the covert and illegal enterprise that was the driving force behind the
Iran-Contra operation. Donald Gregg, one of Shackley's subordinates during
his Saigon tenure, would later become Assistant National Security Advisor
during Iran-Contra, reporting directly to Vice-President Bush.
It was against this backdrop that Shackley served as a "consultant" to
players such as Bush, Secord, North, and Casey in their illegal and bloody
guns-for-drugs network that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the
flooding of our streets with tons of drugs.
As Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Kwitny writes about Ted Shackley in
his book, The Crimes of Patriots:
Looking at the list of disasters Shackley has presided over during his
career, one might even conclude that on the day the CIA hired Shackley it
might have done better hiring a KGB agent; a Soviet mole probably could not
have done as much damage to the national security of the United States with
all his wile as Shackley did with the most patriotic of intentions.
Between Shackely's Cuban and Indochinese campaigns, more dope dealers were
probably put onto the payroll of the United States Government, and protected
and encouraged in their activities, than if the government had simply gone
out and hired the Mafia ‹ which, in the case of the Cuban campaign, it did.
CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner forced Shackley to resign from the
Agency in 1979, due to his "unauthorized" dealings with rogue agent Edwin
Wilson, who was selling plastic explosives to Libya (with Shackley's
approval). Had he not left, Shackley would likely have become head of the
Agency.[1139]
George Bush, who headed the Agency in 1976, strongly desired to continue in
that post. He was not reappointed when Jimmy Carter took office.[1140]*
Moreover, Turner, who had little faith in HUMNIT (Human Intelligence)
sources, decided to reshape the CIA along more advanced technological lines.
As a result of Turner's infamous "Halloween Massacre," the CIA cut its field
agents from several thousand to just over 300. As President Jimmy Carter
would later state, "We were aware that some of the unqualified and
incompetent personnel whom he discharged were deeply resentful."[1141]
The old hands of the Agency, who formerly had at their disposal almost
unlimited "Black Budget" funds for covert operations, were suddenly forced
into retirement, or forced into lockstep with Turner's new guidelines.
Although CIA Director William Casey hired 2,000 new covert operators in
1980, many CIA critics felt Turner's actions had already caused the secret
cells of the good-old-boy networks to bury themselves ‹ and their illegal
activities ‹ even deeper.
It is this element, birthed in the hysteria of the Cold War, legitimized by
the paranoia of the National Security state, and nurtured by the politics of
greed, that has buried itself in the core of American politics.
As long-time Army Criminal Investigator Gene Wheaton defines it: "An elite,
very clandestine, very covert group within the intelligence communityŠ. The
CIA and DIA is just the lightening rod for the people who really control
things."
Those who could accept the idea of government foreknowledge of the Oklahoma
City bombing would be hard-pressed to accept the notion that certain
factions within the government might have orchestrated the bombing itself.
Those who have a difficult time accepting this are stymied by what they
perceive as "government."
As Wheaton explains, "The government is just a bunch of monuments, office
buildings, computers, and desks. They don't see the crazies in the
government ‹ the little conspiratorial cliques within the government."[1142]
These little conspiratorial cliques ‹ the same players that Shackley
intersects with, going back to Cuba, Laos, Afghanistan and Nicaragua ‹ have
been involved for decades in everything from drug and gun-running, to
assassinations, covert warfare, and outright terrorism. It is a terrorism
that increasingly has no particular face, no ideological credo, no political
goal. It is a terrorism motivated by power and greed.[1143]
By no means the lone man behind the curtain, Ted Shackley represents one of
the more visible of this lexicon of covert operators upon whom the powers
that be depend on for their endless supply of "black ops" and dirty tricks.
Perhaps this is how Shackley knows, or seems to know, the complex truth
behind Oklahoma City. It is a truth that remains hidden behind a
sophisticated labyrinth of covert operatives, all of whom converge at
similar times and places. They are, as David Corn writes, "the little
faceless gray men we never see and seldom hear about." Those we call the
"Shadow Government," the "Parallel Government," the "Enterprise," the
"Octopus," or a half-a-dozen other names, are carefully hidden behind an
endless roster of official titles and duties, and a plethora of
familiar-sounding organizations and institutions.
These same faceless little gray men would pop up in the Oklahoma City
bombing conspiracy like interminable weeds between the c r 4c k of the
pavement. From the Bay of Pigs to Iran-Contra to Oklahoma City, the names,
faces, and players would coalesce for a brief moment in time into an
indistinguishable menagerie of politicos and spooks, terrorists and
assassins ‹ to commit their terrible deed, then fade into the seamless world
were little distinction is made between assets and criminals.[1144]
Ted Shackley was officially forced to resign from the CIA due to his
dealings with friend and renegade agent Edwin Wilson. Wilson and former CIA
employee Frank Terpil had smuggled two tons of C-4 to Libya, and at the
behest of Shackley, had set up terrorist training camps there utilizing
Green Berets led to believe they were working for the Agency. The ostensible
purpose of this maneuver was to permit the CIA to gather information on
Soviet and Libyan weapons and defense capabilities, and to learn the
identities of foreign nationals being trained for guerrilla warfare. Upon
obtaining their passports and travel plans, Shackley would alert their home
country's secret police, who would then assassinate them upon their
return.[1145]
While Wilson was sentenced to a long prison term, Terpil fled to Cuba, and
has since been involved in numerous dealings with the PLO and other
terrorists, supplying them with sophisticated assassination weapons,
detonators, and communication systems.[1146]
Terpil also supplied torture devices to Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin, who used
a bomb supplied by Terpil to assassinate Kenyan cabinet member Bruce
McKenzie.[1147]*
One month later, Terpil was implicated in the murder of three executives of
the IBEX corporation ‹ a high-technology company that was doing business
with the Savak. John Harper, IBEX's former director of security, said that
while in Tripoli, he saw a mock-up of the ambush site at the training
facility that Terpil and Wilson had set up.[1148]Ý
Readers will recall this is the same Frank Terpil that was seen by Cary
Gagan in Mexico City with Omar (Sam Khalid?), six months before the Oklahoma
City bombing. "I saw him down in Mexico," recalled Gagan, "in November of
'94, in Mexico CityŠ with Omar."
Gagan said he and Omar met Terpil at the Hotel Maria Isabelle in the Zona
Rosa district. Gagan didn't know who Terpil was at the time, but described
him as a fat, balding, 60ish fellow, who was "terribly dressed." In other
words ‹ Frank Terpil.
"I heard the name because I knew Wilson's name from the Florence Federal
Penitentiary in Colorado." Gagan said that one of his intelligence contacts,
a man named Daniel, told him about Terpil. "The conversation came up in
reference to the Gander, Newfoundland crash," said Gagan.
Was Terpil in Mexico to supply explosives to Omar? While Gagan wasn't privy
to the conversation, he believes that was the purpose of the meeting.
When Wilson and Terpil were selling arms and explosives to Libya, they were
reporting to none other than Ted Shackley. Kwitny notes that Wilson and
Terpil were hiring anti-Castro Cubans from Shackley's old JM/WAVE program
[and Green Berets] to assassinate President Qaddafi's political opponents
abroad:
Some U.S. Army men were literally lured away from the doorway of Fort Bragg,
their North Carolina training post. The GIs were given every reason to
believe that the operation summoning them was being carried out with the
full backing of the CIA.Š[1149]
Readers will also recall that while Timothy McVeigh was still in the Army,
he wrote his sister a letter telling her that he had been picked for a
Special Forces (Green Beret) Covert Tactical Unit (CTU) that was involved in
illegal activities. These illegal activities included "protecting drug
shipments, eliminating the [Octopus's drug] competition, and population
control."
This is exactly what Shackley, Clines, and Secord did in Laos ‹
assassinating and bombing Vang Pao's opium competition out of existence.
Could this CTU McVeigh claims he was recruited for be a latter-day version
of Shackley's assassins? Former federal grand juror Hoppy Heidelberg said
McVeigh's letter indicates that he turned them down, while former FBI SAC
Ted Gundersen claims McVeigh actually worked for the group for a while, then
became disenchanted.[1150]
If McVeigh had actually been recruited for such a group, the question arises
of what cover-story he was given. As discussed, it is highly likely he was
told that he was on an important mission ‹ to infiltrate a terrorist
organization and prevent a bombing. Considering McVeigh's background and
character, it is unlikely he is a terrorist who set out to murder 169
innocent people.
Also recall that McVeigh was seen with Hussain al-Hussaini. The Iraqis would
provide a convincing and plausible excuse if McVeigh was led to believe he
was part of a sting operation: "Son, you were a hero in the Gulf War. Your
country needs you now in the fight against terrorism." It is a story a
young, impressionable man like McVeigh would fall for.
It is also possible that McVeigh was sheep-dipped as disgruntled ex-GI for
infiltration into the neo-Nazi community, which would provide a doorway into
the bombing conspiracy through places like Elohim City.
Or perhaps, as a result of his becoming "disenchanted" and "leaving" the
CTU, he became targeted for "termination," and was set up as a fall-guy.
Such is standard operating procedure for those who attempt to leave the
world of covert operations.
Either way, the fact that there appeared to be two "Timothy McVeighs," just
as there were two Oswalds, would suggest a sophisticated intelligence
operation, one that was designed to put McVeigh in the wrong place at the
wrong time.
Like Oswald, McVeigh probably believed himself to be a government agent,
part of a secret project. Like Oswald, McVeigh was not told what the plan
really involved, and was trapped, framed, and made a patsy.
This goes a long way towards explaining why an armed McVeigh didn't shoot
and kill Officer Charles Hanger when he was stopped on the Interstate after
the bombing. Why would a man who had just killed 169 men, women, and
children balk at killing a cop (a member of the system that McVeigh
allegedly hated) on a lonely stretch of highway? The only possible answer is
that McVeigh believed he was part of a sting operation ‹ a government asset
‹ and would be protected.
Whatever McVeigh's actual purpose and intent, it is curious, to say the
least, that Ted Shackley would tell D'Ferdinand Carone that the perpetrator
of the bombing was somebody from here.
How did he know?
Roger Moore, the mysterious gun dealer whom the government claimed McVeigh
and Nichols robbed to "finance" the bombing, ran a company next to Bahia Mar
Marina in South Florida (a popular hang-out for the Iran-Contra crowd),
which manufactured high-speed boats. The boats ‹ sold through
Intercontinental Industries of Costa Rica (an Ollie North "cut-out") ‹ were
used to mine Nicaragua's harbors in "Operation Cordova Harbor."[1151]
One source I spoke to said Moore had direct contact with Oliver North. "I
don't know who his [Moore's] contact was on Iran-Contra beyond Don Aranow. I
know he had access and would talk directly to Oliver North. He knew Felix
Rodriquez pretty well, he knew Nester Sanchez, Manny Diaz, all those guys
around Jeb [Bush] pretty well."
This source also claimed that Moore was a "paymaster" for Tom Posey's
Civilian Military Assistance (CMA) ‹ the covert paramilitary operation that
served as the primary nexus for arming the Contras.
A retired CIA/DIA agent I spoke to in Arkansas, said "[Moore] was an Agency
contractor."
Other sources say Moore was an informant for the FBI. He allegedly tried to
sell heavy weapons to the Militia of Montana (MOM) as part of an FBI sting
operation. A call to MOM indicated that Moore had indeed stopped by for a
friendly chat. He told Randy Trochmann, one of MOM's leaders, that he was
traveling the country meeting with militia groups in an attempt to verify
black helicopter sightings and rumors of UN troop movements. This seems a
peculiar pastime for a man who worked for a network of spooks devoted to
bypassing and subverting the Constitution.[1152]*
What is also peculiar is a letter written by Moore to McVeigh in early 1995.
Introduced at the trial of Terry Nichols, the letter, speaks of "a planŠ to
bring the country down and have a few more things happen."[1153]
Robert "Bud" McFarlane went on to form his own consulting firm, and joined
the board of American Equity Investors (AEI), founded by Prescott Bush.
AEI's board of directors reads like a Who's Who of the spook world,
including former CIA officials George Clairmont and Howard Hebert, and CIA
lawyer Mitch Rogovin, who was George Bush's legal counsel when he was
Director of the Agency.[1154]
AEI invested in a Tulsa, Oklahoma company: Hawkins Oil and Gas, from 1988 to
1991. McFarlane was a "consultant" for Hawkins and several other companies
on the Ech power project in Pakistan, which required frequent trips to that
country.[1155] This was during the tail end of the largest covert operation
the U.S. ever conducted ‹ the arming of the Mujahadeen, who trained in
Pakistan. McFarlane sat on the "208 Committee," who's job it was to procure
weapons for the Mujahadeen, and arms contracts for the Pakistani government.
Recall that Richard Armitage, who was the contact for Fazoe Haq, governor of
the Northwest Frontier Province, also sat on the "208 Committee." As Alfred
A. McCoy writes in The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia:
It's known that the CIA paid the Afghan guerrillas, who were based in
Pakistan, through BCCI.Š That the Pakistan military were in fact banking
their drug profits, moving their drug profits from the consuming country
back to Pakistan though BCCI. In fact the boom in the Pakistan drug trade
was financed by BCCI.Š
BCCI also served as a conduit for the Iran-Contra operation, largely through
Gaith Pharon, former head of Saudi Intelligence, who operated out of
Islamabad, Pakistan. The Saudis played a major role in funding the
Mujahadeen and [via the request of Secord and McFarlane] the Contras.
McFarlane ‹ who former Mossad official Ari Ben Menashe claims is a Mossad
asset ‹ worked with the president of Hawkins' International Division, Mujeeb
Rehman Cheema, on the Ech project. Was Hani Kamal's supposed statement that
Khalid was connected to the Mossad accurate? A prominent Muslim community
leader, Cheema claims he does not know Sam Khalid.[1156]
Interestingly, Gagan said that at one point, Terry Nichols rendezvoused with
his Middle Eastern friends at the Islamic society of Nevada. Cheema is
chairman of the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Is there a connection? And what of
Cheema's links to McFarlane? Was McFarlane using Hawkins as a front for CIA
activities in Pakistan?
It is perhaps prophetic that many of the terrorists implicated in the major
bombings of the last decade attended the terrorist conference held in the
Northwest Frontier Province town of Konli, Pakistan in July of 1996. As
noted, Osama bin Ladin, a Saudi who funded the Mujahadeen and was implicated
in the Riyadh and Dhahran bombings, (a close associate of Sheik Abdel Omar
Rahman, implicated in the World Trade Center bombing), Ahmed Jibril (who
bombed Pan Am 103), and senior representatives of Iranian and Pakistani
intelligence, and Hamas, HizbAllah, and other groups attended the
conference.[1157]
Stephen Jones claimed he had learned through the Saudi Arabian Intelligence
Service that Iraq had hired seven Pakistani mercenaries ‹ Mujahadeen
veterans ‹ to bomb targets in the U.S., one of which was the Alfred P.
Murrah Building.[1158]
Just who were these "Pakistani mercenaries," and were they really working
for Iraq?

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2: From: "The Iran-contra Players and the CIA's War on America," Virtual
Government, by Alex Constantine, Feral House, 1997:

[...]

Who should step forward immediately after the bombing but a chorus of
³National Security Experts² drawn from hundreds of propagandists squatting
in the duck-blinds of the corporate press.
The most strident terrorism ³expert² consulted by the media was Vincent
Cannistraro, the former CIA officer who ran covert ops for the NSC during
the Iran-contra debacle ‹ with its cocaine backdrop. In 1991, Cannistraro
told the San Francisco Chronicle that sinister ³environmentalists² had
mustered into ³clandestine cells,² plotting to develop technologies to
diminish, even ³eliminate² the entire human race.
Cannistraro performed a similar service for the Contragate contingent at
the NSC by blaming the Gander crash on Iraqui terrorists. In fact, the plane
was bearing a score of intelligence agents to the U.S. when it crashed in
Newfoundland. Several of them had gathered damning information on John
Singlaub, North and related Pentagon/CIA subterfuges abroad.
In December 1990, Gene Wheaton, formerly an investigator for the
Christic Institute, concluded a probe of the Arrow Air jet crash with the
comment, ³the official version is a cover-up, and the Canadian and U.S.
government officials who are responsible have been criminally negligent or
worse.² On board had been over 20 c r 4c k commandos from the Special Forces,
identified on the passenger log as ³warrant officers.² Arrow Air itself was
a CIA dummy front, and bore a ton of mystery cargo when the jet and its 256
passengers went down.
Wheaton discovered that Arrow had transported arms from Israel to Iran
on North¹s behalf as part of the arms-for- hostages swap. The mid-flight
explosion, he claims, was a retaliatory strike by the Iranians for a swindle
perpetrated by the Reagan administration¹s pugnacious schemer, Oliver North.
Five years on, seeds planted by the Iran-contra players resulted in
another bombing ‹ of the Alfred Murrah Building in Oklahoma City....

Larry Nichols [a vocal Clinton critic] is a CIA veteran of the contra
guns-for-drugs network. Nichols fought under John Singlaub in Vietnam, and
reported to the World Anti-Communist League official during the Nicaraguan
contra war.
Singlaub is an anti-Communist of the 1950s genus, and it was during that
decade, as deputy CIA station chief in South Korea, that his political
psychopathology found an outlet. During the Korean war he fell in with a
circle of Seoul¹s most powerful politicians, spies and industrialists. His
sole ambition in life since appears to be fundraising to destroy Communism.
In Vietnam, Singlaub organized the dreaded Phoenix Program under his Special
Operations Group, a bund of 10,000 troops unleashed in the south to conduct
covert raids, assassinations of Viet Minh by the tens of thousands,
psychological warfare and sabotage missions.
Ollie North was one of John Singlaub¹s second lieutenants.
Claire Sterling writes that Singlaub ³the centurion came to be regarded
with awe by a whole generation of military men and intelligence officers,
many of whom shared his conservative views about the way things should be in
Asia. Around him grew a following that developed into an infrastructure at
the Pentagon and CIA.²
The quarter of covert intelligence that took part in the Iran-contra
scandal was represented in the Oklahoma bombing case by Michael Tigar, the
attorney representing Terry Nichols. In the 1960s and ¹70s, Tigar was
employed by the law firm of Williams, Wadden & Stein. He reported to Edward
Bennett Williams, the head of the firm, a powerful Beltway attorney on
intimate terms with the CIA. Williams often referred to Tigar as his ³most
brilliant protégé.²
The law firm sprang into existence to cater to the same interagency
intelligence underground implicated in drug distribution, mind control and a
pile of exploding compost in Oklahoma City.
A senior partner of the firm was Brendon Sullivan, the high-strung legal
phenomenon who represented Oliver North during the Congressional Iran-contra
hearings.
Williams, a Jesuit, was offered the post of CIA director by two presidents.
He refused, possibly because he was already a de facto CIA functionary, and
thereby shaped history ‹ Gerald Ford gave the job to George Bush instead.
Robert Maheu, the CIA hit man, attended Holy Cross with Williams and was a
close friend. In 1958, the famed attorney referred Maheu to Los Angeles
mobster Johnny Roselli to plot against Cuban premier Fidel Castro.
Junk bond magnate Michael Milken, a client of the firm, openly wept at
his funeral in 1988. Williams¹ client roster included Joseph McCarthy, Mafia
don Frank Costello, Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sinatra, Armand Hammer and John
Connally. He was general counsel to Georgetown University, which has long
maintained a symbiotic relationship with Langley.
Tigar came to the firm after resigning his position as a Supreme Court
clerk. He represented some extremely high-powered clients for a journeyman
attorney. He coached Bobby Baker, the LBJ aide imprisoned for tax fraud and
influence peddling in 1967, before Senate appearances. Tigar defended John
Connally when the former Texas governor was accused of pocketing a bribe.
Connally was acquitted. Tigar was rewarded with a prize bull. He packed the
beast off to Fidel Castro.
One San Francisco reporter described Tigar, with his danger-high-voltage
wardrobe and crewcut, as appearing ³more like a Young Republican than the
spell-binding firebrand he was a dozen years ago.² The press has made much
of his radical days at Berekely, his representation of Angela Davis, but he
has more than comforted critical neo-³conservatives² by taking on far-right
clients. One of the most controversial was John Demjanjuk, the accused Nazi
war criminal. Tigar also represented Clayton Jackson, the California
lobbyist convicted for money laundering, racketeering and offering a bribe
to state senator Alan Robbins.
He agreed to counsel Terry Nichols at the request of three federal
judges.
Like his mercurial attorney, Nichols was turned out by the same national
security bund behind the Iran-contra swaps and the World Trade Center
bombing, not to mention foreign coups, death squad outrages, drug imports
and a long history of homicidal covert operations.
After his arrest, federal agents discovered that Terry Nichols had a
locker full of gold and silver bullion stored in a locker in Las Vegas.
Gold, like guns and drugs, is a favored currency in the international
netherworld of ³spycraft.²
Nichols obtained the gold in November, 1994 while on a junket to the
Philippines.
Terry Nichols hid a dagger under his compost-smeared cloak. Lana
Padilla, his ex-wife, called a news conference on July 13 after visiting him
in prison. She said that Nichols made frequent trips to the Philippines
since 1989 ‹ so many, in fact, that the farmer from Kansas had charged
$40,000 in air fares to his credit cards. Ms. Padilla also claimed that Tim
McVeigh footed the bill for the 1989 trip.
The gold, Padilla said, was given to Nichols by a party unknown in the
Philippines ‹ allegedly a bearded Islamic involved in the World Trade Center
bombing.
Padilla said that Nichols never took Mary Fay, his current wife (a
mail-order bride from the Philippines), when he travelled, even though her
family lived in Cebu. Cebu is a well-known terrorist haunt in the
Phillipines.
Nichols told Lana, before departing for his last visit to the
Philippines, ³I might not be coming back.² He travelled with a gun, she said
‹ and managed to pass through airport security gates. Before he left, he
entrusted her with $20,000 for McVeigh in case he never returned. He did,
and he was noticeably on edge, ³Those people can kill you,² he said with a
shudder, ³I¹m never going back there again.²
Critics of the CIA have dismissed Padilla¹s tale of terrorists in the
Philippines as a ploy to distract attention from the true source of the
funds. One of Padilla¹shrillest critics was Tony Sgarlatti, host of ³The
Truth (as I see it),² a cable program originating in Minnesota that purports
to raise the lid on secret government. Sgarlatti¹s video credits include
³Proof that UFOs are Real² and ³What the Government isn¹t telling you about
AIDS.²
³It¹s very clear that Lana is lying,² Sgarlatti argued with prescient
confidence, noting that he¹d spoken with an unnamed official of the bombing
investigative team.
³Lana is trying to make money selling her story to the tabloid
newspapers,² Sgarlatti said. ³Terry Nichols only knew Tim McVeigh for a
short time, about five weeks.² The court affidavit of Terry Nichols,
however, states that he and McVeigh had experimented with explosives as long
ago as 1992.
Sgarlatti was employing a time-tested technique for discrediting a
troublesome witness ‹ the old tabloid fever gambit. As a matter of fact,
bearded Islamic bomb-tossers with safe houses in the Philippines have proved
useful to the national security crowd.
And the investigation of the World Trade Center bombing was not as
painstaking as it might have been. Sandbags were repeatedly dropped in the
path of investigators by the CIA. One veteran FBI agent, in a Village Voice
story that appeared on March 30, 1993, claimed that Sheikh Abdel Rahman was
a core conspirator. ³It was no accident that the sheikh got a visa and that
he¹s still in the country,² one veteran FBI agent laments. ³He¹s here under
the banner of national security, the State Department, the NSA and the CIA.
I haven¹t seen a lone-gunman theory advocated [so forcefully] since the John
F. Kennedy assassination.²
Jack Blum, a former investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations
subcommittee, was appalled. ³One of the big problems here is that many
suspects in the World Trade Center bombing were associated with the
mujahedeen,² Blum pointed out. ³There are components of our government that
are absolutely disinterested in following that path because it leads back to
people we supported in the Afghan war.²
³We² are a deep cover infantry of counter-insurgent drug smugglers, arms
dealers, money launderers and professional liars.
There is a bridge spanning the World Trade Center and the Oklahoma City
federal building. It¹s in the Philippines.
And it¹s made of gold ‹ Japanese and Nazi gold buried in underground
vaults once used to imprison and torture American prisoners of war and local
insurgents. Approximately 1,000 tons of the loot was liberated by Ferdinand
Marcos before his ouster. Billions of dollars worth were shipped overseas by
American intelligence agents and the Mafia. Much of the horde was cabbaged
away in a high-security, subterranean storage caché buried beneath the
Zurich airport. This vault was once used to conceal European gold from
Hitler¹s greedy SS scavengers. Fifty years later, some of the same bullion
has found its way into the campaign coffers of ultra-conservative political
candidates in the U.S., according to the Las Vegas Sun.
But Marcos didn¹t recover the lion¹s share of the pelf. A six-month
series in the Sun reported in 1993 that Marcos abandoned thousands of tons
of gold hidden in his homeland. Gary Thompson, the newspaperŒs former
managing editor, and journalist Steve Kanigher published copies of gold
certificates from Credit Suisse, deposit records from the Union Bank of
Switzerland, the correspondence of Corazon Aquino and letters to Reagan
administration officials documenting witness accounts that lackeys of the
CIA and Army Special Forces carted off an unknown quantity of the bullion.
They followed one lead after another, flying around the world for 11 months
to piece together an elaborate story of political corruption and greed.
The gold extraction was sanctioned by Lt. General Robert Schweitzer,
President Reagan¹s senior military liaison to the National Security Council,
and Lt. General Daniel Graham, then director of the DIA and a key consultant
on the Strategic Defense Initiative. Schweitzer and retired General John
Singlaub, the aforementioned veteran of the Iran-contra affair, joined the
board of Nippon Star, a Japanese conglomerate with branches in the
Philippines. As they explained to two plaintive Nippon Star consultants,
³the company is going out of business ‹ the National Security Council is
taking over.²
Among those recruited to run the intelligence front was retired Army
Colonel Dan Myers, a former aide to Watergate celebrity G. Gordon Liddy.
Eldon ³Dan² Cummings, a Pentagon staffer, was named vice president.
Schwartz¹s ambitious aide, Oliver North, was already dabbling in the
gold trade. In 1985, he attempted to sell 44 tons of Marcos bullion, worth
$465 million, on the black market. He blithely suggested skimming $5 million
to finance the Nicaraguan contra war, but the deal fell through when North,
true to form, stiffed the Israeli middlemen on the Marcos payroll.
Tapes and documents implicating American officials in the gold transfers
were withheld from the Iran-contra committee by Major General Colin Powell,
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and William Odom, director of the NSA.
³It wasn¹t so much the mention of gold that concerned them,² say Thompson
and Kanigher. ³It was Marcos talking (on tape) about contributions to U.S.
presidential campaigns and the use of the gold proceeds to fund illegal arms
deals.²
To extract the gold, Ray Cline, then deputy director of the CIA,
organized a working group that included a chief regulator of the S&L
industry. Citibank was drawn into the operation to negotiate ownership of a
Philippine gold horde secreted in the Bahamas.NASA pilots drew up a plan to
transport the bullion (a link to Caslpan?)
Bo Gritz, the swashbuckling Idaho militia leader who ran for president
with David Duke as his running mate, also travelled to the Philippines to
participate in the gold dig. Gritz claims that he struck out ‹ but the
Special Forces veteran has been known to spin a plausible denial or two in
his time.
The upshot was that either Lana Padilla was telling the truth about
Terry Nichols¹ mystery trips abroad, or she is a scholar of national
security studies with an emphasis on black ops. Her allusion to terrorists
from the Middle East was hardly far-fetched. General Schweitzer¹s crew from
the NSC hired a team of lawyers to sell the gold recovered in the
Philippines. Much of it was sold off to Middle Eastern terrorists. Some of
them have indeed been linked to the World Trade Center bombing, according to
Kanigher and Thompson.
It is not at all unlikely that Terry Nichols should have had dealings
with the rabid foreign clients of the national security sector.

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Israel to attack Iran unless enrichment stops-minister


Dan Williams
Reuters North American News Service

Jun 06, 2008 06:57 EST

JERUSALEM, June 6 (Reuters) - An Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites looks "unavoidable" given the apparent failure of sanctions to deny Tehran technology with bomb-making potential, one of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's deputies said on Friday.

"If Iran continues with its programme for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective," Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz told the mass-circulation Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

"Attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable," said the former army chief who has also been defence minister.

It was the most explicit threat yet against Iran from a member of Olmert's government, which, like the Bush administration, has preferred to hint at force as a last resort should U.N. Security Council sanctions be deemed a dead end.

Iran has defied Western pressure to abandon its uranium enrichment projects, which it says are for peaceful electricity generation rather than bomb-building. The leadership in Tehran has also threatened to retaliate against Israel -- believed to have the Middle East's only atomic arsenal -- and U.S. targets in the Gulf for any attack on Iran.

Mofaz also said in the interview that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map, "would disappear before Israel does."

A spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert did not address Mofaz's comments directly but said that "all options must remain on the table" and said more could be done to put financial pressure on Tehran.

"Israel believes strongly that while the U.N. sanctions are positive, much more needs to be done to pressure the regime in Tehran to cease its aggressive nuclear programme," spokesman Mark Regev said.

"We believe the international community should be considering further tangible steps such as embargoing refined petroleum headed for Iran, sanctions against Iraninan buisnessmen travelling abroad, tightening the pressure on Iranian financial institutions and other such steps," he added.

Mofaz's remarks came as he and several other senior members of Olmert's Kadima Party prepare for a possible run for top office should a corruption scandal force the Israeli prime minister to step down.

Iranian-born Mofaz has been a main party rival of the Israeli prime minister, particularly following the 2006 elections when Olmert was forced to hand the defence portfolio to Labour, his main coalition partner, at Mofaz's expense.

Mofaz, who is also designated as a deputy prime minister, has remained privy to Israel's defence planning. He is a member of Olmert's security cabinet and leads regular strategic coordination talks with the U.S. State Department.

Israeli planes destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor in 1981.

A similar Israeli sortie over Syria last September razed what the U.S. administration said was a nascent nuclear reactor built with North Korean help. Syria denied having any such facility.

Independent analysts have questioned, however, whether Israel's armed forces can take on Iran alone, as its nuclear sites are numerous, distant and well-fortified. (Additional reporting by Ori Lewis; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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Iranian Cultural Revolution of 1980-1987
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The Cultural Revolution (1980-1987)(in Persian: انقلاب فرهنگي) was a period following the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran where the academia of Iran was purged of Western and non-Islamic influences to bring it in line with Islam[1]. The official name used by the Islamic Republic is "Cultural Revolution."

Directed by the Cultural Revolutionary Headquarters and later by the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council, the revolution initially closed universities for two years (1980-1982) and after reopening banned many books and purged thousands of students and lecturers from the schools.[2] The cultural revolution involved a certain amount of violence in taking over the university campuses since higher education in Iran at the time was dominated by leftists forces opposed to Ayatollah Khomeini's vision of theocracy, and they (unsuccessfully) resisted Khomeiniist control at many universities. How many student or facility were killed is not known.[1][3][4]

The process of purification of the education system of foreign influences has not been without sacrifice, as many teachers and technocrats left Iran as a result, contributing to the emigration of job skills and capital that has weakened Iran's economy.

Contents [hide]
1 Responsible figures
2 Islamization of universities
2.1 Influence and sacrifices
3 Institutions of the Cultural Revolution
4 Current work
5 Members
6 See also
7 References and notes
8 Further reading
9 External links



[edit] Responsible figures
Numerous political figures, clerics and academics were involved in the cultural revolution between 1980 and 1987. The following figures are known as main advocates of the movement.They expelled some 700 University professors from Iran's academic institutions in a short time.[5][6]

Ruhollah Khomeini (founder)
Ali Khamenei (founder and head of the council)
Mohammad Javad Bahonar (member of council)
Ahmad Ahmadi (member of council)
Jalaleddin Farsi (member of council)
Mehdi Golshani (member of council)
Hassan Habibi (member of council)
Ali Shariatmadari (member of council)
Abdolkarim Soroush (member of council)
Mostafa Moin (minister of science)
Hassan Arefi (mostly involved in expelling medical scientists)
Mohammad Ali Najafi (minister of science)
Asadollah Lajevardi
In 1983, Ali Khamenei was the main figure behind the expansion of the council and its scope of activities. His suggestion was approved by the Iranian leader.


[edit] Islamization of universities

Grand Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei have been instrumental in the Cultural Revolution.The shutdown of the universities was preceded by the defeat of leftist forces on university campuses. On April 18 1980 after Friday prayers, Khomeini gave a speech harshly attacking the universities.

We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities and the training of our youth in the interests of West or East.

His remarks are thought to have "served as a signal for an attack that evening on the Tehran Teachers Training College" by his supporters, the Hezbollahi. One student was reportedly lynched, and according to a British correspondent, the campus was left looking like `a combat zone.` The next day, hezbollahis ransacked left-wing student offices at Shiraz University. Some 300 students required hospital treatment. Attacks on student groups also took place at Mashad and Isfahan Universities."`[7] Attacks continued April 21 and "the next day at the Universities at Ahwaz and Rasht. Over 20 people lost their lives in these university confrontations. ... The universities closed soon after the April confrontation for Islamization`. They were not to open for another two years." [8]

The main theme of the movement was to purify the universities and education system of foreign influences. In his original letter, Ayatollah Khomeini wrote: Set yourselves free from any " –ism" and " –ist" belonging to the East and the West. Be self dependent and do not expect any help from the foreigners.[9]

After shutting down the universities on 12 June 1980[10], Imam Khomeini issued a letter, stating

The need for Cultural Revolution which is an Islamic issue and demand of the Muslim nation has been recognized for sometimes but so far no effective effort has been made to respond to this need and the Muslim nation and the devoted and faithful students in particular are concerned and are worried of the machinations of plotters, which every now and then become evident and the Muslim nation are worried that God forbidden the opportunity is missed and no positive action is taken and the culture remains the same as the time of the corrupt regime which the acultured officials put these important centers under the disposal of colonialists. Continuation of this disaster which is unfortunately the objective of some the foreign oriented groups would deal a heavy blow to Islamic Revolution and Islamic Republic and any indifference towards this vital issue would be great treason against Islam and the Islamic country.[10]

The "Committee for Islamization of Universities"[10] carried out the task by ensuring an "Islamic atmosphere" for every subject from engineering to the humanities[10]. When the institutions reopened, purges continued for five more years with special focus on "Islam’s enemies"[11]. Students were screened by committees and those found unfit were not allowed to continue their studies.[12] Students in the University instructor program, for example, "were required to be practicing Muslims, to declare their loyalty to ... the doctrine of the vice regency of the faqih. Non-Muslims were required to refrain from behavior `offensive to Muslims,` and were excluded from all fields of study except accounting and foreign languages." [13]

Outside of the universities, the Cultural Revolution affected some non-academic cultural and scientific figures who it publicly denounced, and the broadcasts of Iranian radio and television, which were now limited to religious and official programs.[14]


[edit] Influence and sacrifices
The Cultural Revolution united the theological schools in Qom with state universities and brought secular teachers to Qom for a time. This had the unexpected result of exposing many students in Qom to Western thought, so that it is possible to find "clerics and teachers of theology who know something of contemporary Western thought and philosophy."

Another aspect was that many teachers and technocrats left Iran to escape the Cultural Revolution. So while the revolution undoubtedly set back the machinations of plotters it has also been said to have "greatly weakened" Iran in the fields of "science and technology needed for development." [15]


[edit] Institutions of the Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution Headquarters was established June 12, 1980 and charged by Ayatollah Khomeini with making sure that the cultural policy of the universities was based on Islam, that selected professors were "efficient, committed and vigilant," and dealing with other issues relevant to the Islamic academic revolution. [16]

It was continued by the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council [17]in December 1984. It is described as "the highest body for making policies and decisions in connection with cultural, educational and research activities within the framework of the general policies of the system and considered its approvals indispensable." The body is not stipulated in the Constitution but "was formed under the special circumstances that were prevailing in the early stages of the revolution. The council took its legitimacy from the 9 December 1984 decree of the founder of the Islamic Republic."[18]

In fact, this group of seven (in 1980-83) and then 17 (in 1984) that was even expanded to 36 in 1999 was expected to compile all the cultural policies of the country.[2] Hojjatol-Islam Mohammad Khatami was appointed as a member of the High Council for Cultural Revolution[19] in 1996[20] and in 1997 became its head. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the head of the Council in 2005, succeeding Khatami; Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has oversight over the Council.

The Council has been active in fighting the student movement of 1983-1989 "banning many books and purging thousands of students and lecturers." The council controls the affairs of the university and its students through supervising the selection of applicants to the university and by controlling the formation of university institutions.[21]

Since 2001, the council has been active in demanding state control or government-imposed filtering of the internet to prevent the dissemination of blasphemy, insults to Iran's Supreme Leader, opposition to the constitution, the creation of "pessimism and hopelessness among the people regarding the legitimacy and effectiveness of the [Islamic] system", and similar vices. [22]


[edit] Current work
The Cultural Council continues its work ensuring that the education and culture of Iran remains "100% Islamic" as Khomeini directed.

In 2006 there was talk of Universities "bracing" for "tighter state control over student bodies and faculties and perhaps even the second ‘Cultural Revolution'" [23] It has resulted in the dismissal or compulsory retirement of veteran university faculties and their replacement with younger professors espousing the fervor of the Islamic Republic.[24]


[edit] Members
The Cultural Council has 33 members[25], most of whom hold other government posts as well.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Seyed Mahmood Hashemi Shahroodee
Gholam Ali Hadad Adel
Mohammad Reza Mokhber Dezfoolee
Mohammad Ali Kaynejad
Ahmad Masjid Jamei
Ja’far Tovfighee Darban
Masood Pezeshkian
Morteza Hajee
Hamid Reza Baradaran Shraka
Seyed Ezatolah Zarghamee
Seyed Mehdee Khamooshee
Mohsen Ghomee
Ali Montazeree Moghaddam
Moneereh Nobakht
Abdolah JA’far Ali Jasbee
Emad Afroogh
Ali Abbaspoor Tehranee
Omidvar Meerghaed
Ahmad Jannati
Ali Lareejanee
Ali Akbar rashad
Ahmad Ahmadi
Ali Reza Sadr Hoseinee
Hasan Ebrahim Habeebee
Ali Akbar Velayatee
Iraj Fazel
Ali Shariatmadari
Hasan Rahimpour Azghadee
Mehdee Golshanee
Mir Hosein Moosavee Khamenei
Mohammad Reza Aref
Sadegh Vaez-zadeh



[edit] See also
Islamic Revolutionary Court deals with "treason against Islam" and other matters.
Islamic conquest of Persia
Farrokhroo Parsa
[hide]v • d • eRuhollah Khomeini

Politics Iranian revolution · Islamic cultural revolution in Iran · Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists · Political thought and legacy

Books Islamic Government (Velayat-e faqih) · Tahrir-ol-vasyleh · Forty Hadith · Adab as Salat



[edit] References and notes
^ a b "State-University Power Struggle at Times of Revolution and War in Iran"
^ Supreme Cultural Revolution Council GlobalSecurity.org
^ According to [External Link Removed for Guests] On 18 April 1980, "the gangs wounded hundreds of students and killed at least 24"
^ [External Link Removed for Guests] "There were 5,195 political and religious executions only in 1983 alone!"
^ Hammihan Newspaper
^ [1]
^ Bakhash, Shaul The Reign of the Ayatollahs, Basic Books, (1984) p.122
^ Bakhash, Shaul The Reign of the Ayatollahs, Basic Books, (1984) p.122
^ THE ANNIVERSARY OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION
^ a b c d History of SCCR
^ Foundation anniversary of the Islamic Propagation Organization (I.O.P) by Khomeini's order Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
^ [http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34793 "Students Brace for Second 'Cultural Revolution'" by Kimia Sanati]
^ source: advertisement in Ettelaat (2 August 1982), Bakhash, Shaul The Reign of the Ayatollahs, Basic Books, (1984) p.226
^ Keddie, Modern Iran (2003), p,290
^ Keddie, Modern Iran, (2003), p.290
^ Supreme Cultural Revolution Council GlobalSecurity.org]
^ Objectives of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
^ Supreme Cultural Revolution Council GlobalSecurity.org
^ Another name for the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council.
^ [External Link Removed for Guests]
^ Supreme Cultural Revolution Council GlobalSecurity.org
^ Supreme Cultural Revolution Council GlobalSecurity.org
^ [http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34793 Students Brace for Second 'Cultural Revolution' ]
^ Ahmadinejad seeks purge of liberal profsAP via Yahoo! News 5 September 2006 (Link dead as of 16 January 2007)
^ Members of SCCR

[edit] Further reading
A Century of Revolution: Social Movements in Iran ISBN 9780816624874

[edit] External links
Supreme Cultural Revolution Council
Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, in a Lecture in Demark: Christian Morality Dissolved in the Acid of Capitalism and Secularism
Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution: We Are Stronger Than America and the West
Ayatollah Khamenei’s responses the president & the chairman of SCCR to the questions posed by experts of public relation department of the SCCR in June, 1985.
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It would have meant banishment of those Jesuit priests who preached Communism. These [Roman Catholic] priests sought out the youngsters from the upper class families and indoctrinated them to the Leftist cause. Their effort never ceased."



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From ..... NICARAGUA BETRAYED

by Anastasio Somoza as told to Jack Cox

[shortly before Somoza was gunned down]

Western Islands Publishers

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pages 23-26, .......... 91-93

Chapter Two .................. HOW IT ALL BEGAN

As far back as 1963, there was guerrilla activity in Nicaragua. These were sporadic attempts by the Leftist movement to influence and control people in some of the remote areas. At that time, the Sandinistas represented no serious threat to the government of Nicaragua. While the government was in the throes of recovering from the earthquake, the guerrillas stepped up their activities in the mountainous northeast section of Nicaragua. This was done after a group of Cubans had crossed over the border on foot and conferred with the rebels. They were told by the Cubans that if they could recruit eight hundred fighting men, they would get all the arms and ammunition they wanted.

The rebel Sandinistas then began sporadic raids in the smaller communities of the northeast. In these raids they murdered eighty justices of the peace. In the eyes of the rebels, these were the local representatives of the government, so they were killed. The rebels even overran the small town of Rio Blanco and, for a short time, held it. So, I dispatched "Bravo" Salazar to this area and he and his men brought an end to that guerrilla activity. However, it was like a malignant cancer. You could stamp out the disease in one part of the body politic and it would suddenly appear in another part. Had I been a dictator, as was claimed by my political opponents and the international press, I could have eliminated the cancer entirely. This would have meant drastic action on my part and curtailment of the freedom I wanted the people of Nicaragua to have.

It would have meant banishment of those Jesuit priests who preached Communism. These priests sought out the youngsters from the upper class families and indoctrinated them to the Leftist cause. Their effort never ceased.

One must understand that within the Jesuit organization there are two religious concepts. One concept is based upon the theological thesis that a priest should be apolitical. This thesis adheres to the philosophy that the Catholic Church has no place in partisan politics.

Now, the other thesis is that it is the responsibility of a priest to become directly involved in partisan politics. But there is a "catcher" to all this. These priests teach Communism. They believe that Jesus Christ was a Communist; and that we will have world peace when all the world is communistic. They teach that capitalism is evil and that all material things should be shunned.

It is noteworthy that Pope John Paul II adheres to the thesis that all priests should be apolitical and should not engage in partisan politics. This religious philosophy has a significant impact upon those young minds which are in the formative stages. This is why children from successful families in Nicaragua turned against their parents. To use a phrase which evolved from the Korean War, it's a form of "brainwashing." An interesting report appeared in the July 11, 1979 issue of Accuracy In Media, Inc. This is a publication which comes out of Washington, D.C. In that issue, AIM quoted Mr. Robert Moss, who writes for the London Daily Telegraph, as follows:

Moss reports that the Sandinista "roving Ambassador," Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, showed up in Teheran last April, where he had long talks with the Ayatollah Khomeini. He broadcast praise for Khomeini over the Teheran Radio on April 8. Moss says that Cardenal has described experiencing his "second conversion" during a three months stay in Cuba in 1970. He established a Catholic commune on an island in Lake Nicaragua, which became a Sandinista recruiting base .........

We knew where Cardenal stood and we knew he was not merely a "philosopher poet," as he was described by some members of the press. He was only one priest whose political philosophy was exposed to a limited number of people. Most of them working under the cloak of priesthood, conducted their subversive activities without the exposure of public scrutiny.

I can't stress strongly enough the role that the priests played in the Sandinista movement.

I say again that the influence they exercised on their young students was far greater than an outsider could comprehend. And the quote from Mr. Robert Moss is revealing in another way. It shows the relationship between the Sandinistas and the Ayatollah Khomeini.

In Nicaragua there were many priests who actively opposed our government and continually painted me as some sort of an ogre. A number of these priests came from the United States and Spain, and they seemed more dedicated to the Communist cause than the local priests.

Naturally, I knew who these men were and I knew what they were teaching. Of course, we had intelligence sources and at any given moment I could have told you the names of those priests who wanted me dead and the government in the hands of the Communists. Had I been a dictator, such as Fidel Castro, or the leaders in any of the Soviet-controlled countries, these priests would have been banished or they would have been liquidated. After all, they were truly subversives and they were advocating the overthrow of the government. But I have always believed in freedom of religion and, even though these misguided priests sought to destroy me, I chose not to impose sanctions against them. Rather, I tried to monitor their activities and curtail, as much as possible, their field of influence.

If I had taken hostile action against this segment of the Catholic Church, I can visualize the hasty retaliation by the international press. SOMOZA DENIES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN NICARAGUA, or, DICTATOR SOMOZA KICKS PRIESTS IN THE TEETH - so the headlines would have read. Automatically, world opinion would have been against the government of Nicaragua and I would have been the devil with horns.

With only one side of the story, the Vatican would have had misgivings, the U.S. Congress would have denounced me, and condemnation would have come from every section of the world. It's ironical, but there are literally thousands of loyal Catholics in Nicaragua today who wish I had taken such a course.

I encountered substantial opposition from certain university staff members and students. They opposed me, my government, and the free enterprise system. The university was a hotbed of Communist activity and Leftist indoctrination was a way of life on the campus.

The same question is propounded again. Why did I permit such subversive activity at the National University? There is a parallel here to freedom of religion. I'm a great believer in excellence in higher education, and libertad de catedra.

In order to achieve excellence, I believe this sector of our society must not be fenced in. In other words, I feel it is wrong to impose educational limits. Such limitation can only deter mental expansion. The mind is a wonder to behold and intelligence capabilities will not be achieved if we autocratically install horizons beyond which a scholar cannot reach. In all Communist countries, as in Nicaragua now, there are strict governmental controls on what can be taught and what can't be taught. This is particularly true in the fields of history, philosophy, sociology, and any subject relating to the humanities. In intellect, therefore, the students who graduate from those universities have peripheral limitations.

With my high school education at La Salle in the United States and my most excellent education at West Point, I learned the meaning of expanded intellectual horizons. Not only did I study science, mathematics, physics, and other such engineering background courses, I was privileged to learn about other peoples, other governments, other languages, and a broad range of philosophical adventures were open to me. This kind of system is what I wanted for Nicaragua. And perhaps this explains why I opposed educational control. It was my dream that one day the National University of Nicaragua would have equivalency with any university in the world. A dictator would have stepped in and said, you can teach this course and you can teach that course but here are a list of subjects you cannot teach.

Contrary to the image created by the international news media, I was duly elected President of Nicaragua by the people of Nicaragua, and it was not a dictatorial position from which I could rule the country by decree. The National University of Nicaragua had autonomy and my political party and I believed it should be autonomous. Like all universities in the United States and countries of the free world, our university was run by a board of regents. The makeup of that board would astonish you. The govern ............. End page 26

SANDINO AND SANDINISTA

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..........life on four different occasions. I couldn't save his life the fifth time. He had decided to abandon the urban areas and went to the bush with other guerrillas. In an encounter with the Guardia Nacional in the bush, Carlos Fonseca Amador was shot and killed. Then the FSLN, or the Sandinistas, had no leader.

At that time, the Leftist priests moved in to fill a void. They continued the work of Carlos Fonseca but at a much higher economic level.

In the Jesuit schools, the seeds of discontent and, basically, the seeds of Communism, were sown. Their doctrine was spread to the children from affluent families, and with many the doctrine was accepted.

You had young men like the Carrion Cruz boys, and the Langs Sacasa for example. They became avowed Communists and they had received their training from the Jesuit priests. Perhaps the foregoing again illustrates the liberty which existed in Nicaragua. Not a single school in which the Jesuits were teaching their communistic philosophy was ever closed.

It is my belief that Nicaragua was pinpointed in Latin America as the key government to destroy, and that the Jesuit priests figured prominently in the planning.

One might ask why, of all the countries in Central America, was Nicaragua pinpointed as the country to be taken? The answer is that we had a successful government. Our country was financially sound. Nicaragua had progress and the future looked bright for all of our people. Also, we had a successful political system based upon a constitutional form of government. More importantly, the people of Nicaragua were, and still are, anti-Communist. They believed in individual liberty and they were proud of their country. Moreover, Nicaragua had earned the respect of her neighbors. Their belief, and it was a sound concept, was that if Nicaragua could be taken by the Left, then the remaining countries in Central America could not stand the pressure. And one by one, they would also succumb to the Leftist onslaught.

With the death of Carlos Fonseca Amador, there was no one single leader of the Sandinistas. This situation would not last long. Shortly, the Sandinistas would have three distinct factions. These were the Communists, the Christian Sandinistas and the Terciary group.

Carlos Fonseca was gone and it was believed the movement could be easily stolen. They didn't realize that at that very moment, Castro had three hundred men trained to be leaders in the movement, and these were the men who took control of it. Additionally, we knew of many who had gone to the Soviet Union and to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to be trained. Some of the Sandinistas had been active with the PLO in Israel ten years previously. All in all, it can be stated with finality that the Sandinistas represent the movement of the people in Latin America which is against the United States.

I have talked to Sandinistas who are not Nicaraguans and who are not Communists, but they support the movement because it is strongly against the United States. One who is not familiar with the modus operandi of the Leftist priests might think that Somoza has to pick on someone, so why not the priests? On this important issue, there is complete verification and my word doesn't have to be taken. To make verification as current as possible, I refer anyone to the New York Times issue of February 8, 1980. The article by the Times writer, Alan Riding, is quite revealing. His article is headlined as follows: NEW NICARAGUA REGIME RECOGNIZES CHURCH'S POTENT ROLE.

From my viewpoint, this is a fascinating article because it backs up my every contention in reference to the Jesuit priests. First, Riding recognizes there are two factions amongst the priests - the apolitical and political. In reference to the political segment, Mr. Riding had this to say:

In Nicaragua, this change was first apparent among priests, often Jesuits, teaching in private Catholic schools: by the mid-1970's, many of their former students, children of wealthy families, had joined the guerrillas. And as the fight against President Anastasio Somoza Debayle intensified, several priests joined the Sandinistas, while others helped organize slum neighborhoods in preparation for last year's successful insurrection. But at the level of the priests, the church was participating fully in the revolution. The Rev. Miguel d'Escoto was named Foreign Minister, the Rev. Ernesto Cardinal became Minister of Culture, the Rev. Fernando Cardenal was placed in charge of the literacy crusade and the Rev. Xavier Gorostiaga was given a key role in the Ministry of Planning. Many parish priests, who had collaborated with the rebels, began organizing their community for the reconstruction effort .

How could it be stated more clearly, and how could I ask for a more clearly defined position of the Jesuit priests? It's all there. It should be made clear, however, that, at the priest level, the Communists have successfully infiltrated Catholic orders other than the Jesuits.

My sympathy goes out to the people of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

The Jesuit priests, in collaboration with the Cuban-trained guerrillas, are following the same course in those countries that they followed in Nicaragua.

If they are able to pursue effectively their preconceived plan of action, then those countries, too, will fall. The plague of the Sandinistas and the ghost of Augusto Cesar Sandino have already fallen upon those other Central American Republics. It's one down and four to go in Central America but, in reality, it's one down and nineteen to go in Latin America.

[picture caption]- "General Anastasio Somoza and brother Luis flank Cardinal Spellman. This photograph was given to Somoza by Cardinal Spellman who had inscribed upon it the following message:

'General and Mrs. Anastasio Somoza, with a blessing for their families and themselves. Respectfully, F. Cardinal Spellman.'"

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Liberation Theology was the perfect blueprint for the Sandinistas. It incorporated the very aim of Marxist-Leninism.

It presumed the classic Marxist "struggle of the masses" to be free from all capitalist domination.

And above all, the Marxist baby was at last wrapped in the very swaddling clothes of ancient [Roman] Catholic terminology.



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From ....... THE JESUITS -The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church

By Malachi Martin

["Father" Martin, a prolific RC author, was a long time Jesuit and remains a Roman Catholic in good standing ...... JP ]

Published by Simon & Schuster, NY. .......... ISBN: 0-671-54505-1

page 56-62 .................. ............. THE TESTING GROUND

...... by the early seventies, at least seven years before their grab for power, the Sandinista leaders openly proclaimed their ultimate aim: to create a Marxist society in Nicaragua to serve as the womb from which Marxist revolution throughout Central America would be born. "Revolution throughout the Americas" was the slogan.

From their beginnings as a group, when they were nothing more than rag-tag guerrillas, bank robbers, and hit-and-run terrorists, the Sandinistas understood full well that they had no hope of installing a Marxist regime in 91.6 percent Roman Catholic Nicaragua unless they could enlist - in effect, inhale - the active cooperation of the Catholic clergy, together with suitably altered [Roman Catholic] Church doctrine and [Roman Catholic] Church structure.

Mere passive connivance on the part of the clergy would not be enough. If the Sandinistas wanted the very soul of the people, they knew the road: [Roman] Catholicism was inextricably bound up in the warp and woof of Nicaraguan culture, language, way of thinking, and outlook, and was integral to all the hope of the people.

Here, Fernando Cardenal, as [Roman Catholic] priest and Jesuit, was a towering influence.

For some time, certain [Roman] Catholic theologians in Latin America - principally Jesuits of the post-World War II period - had been developing a new theology. They called it the Theology of Liberation, and based it on the theories of their European counterparts.

It was an elaborate and carefully worked out system, but its core principle is very simple: The whole and only meaning of Christianity as a religion comes down to one achievement - the liberation of men and women, by armed and violent revolution if necessary, from the economic, social, and political slavery imposed on them by U.S. capitalism; this is to be followed by the establishment of "democratic socialism."

In this "theological" system, the so-called "option" for the economically poor and the politically oppressed, originally described as a "preferential" option by Catholic bishops in Latin America at their conference in Medellin, Colombia, in 1968, became totally exclusive: There was one enemy - capitalist classes, middle and upper and lower, chiefly located in the United States. Only the "proletariat" - the "people" - was to be fomented by the imposition of Marxism.

Liberation Theology was the perfect blueprint for the Sandinistas.

It incorporated the very aim of Marxist-Leninism. It presumed the classic Marxist "struggle of the masses" to be free from all capitalist domination. And above all, the Marxist baby was at last wrapped in the very swaddling clothes of ancient Catholic terminology. Words and phrases laden with meaning for the people were co-opted and turned upside down.

The historical Jesus, for example, became an armed revolutionary. The mystical Christ became all the oppressed people, collectively. Mary the Virgin became the mother of all revolutionary heroes. The Eucharist became the bread freely made by liberated workers. Hell became the capitalist system. The American president, leader of the greatest capitalist country, became the Great Satan. Heaven became the earthly paradise of the workers from which capitalism is abolished. Justice became the uprooting of capitalist gains, which would be "returned" to the people, to the "mystical body" of Christ, the democratic socialists of Nicaragua. The Church became that mystical body, "the people," deciding its fate and determining how to worship, pray, and live, under the guidance of Marxist leaders.

It was a brilliant synthesis, ready-made and just waiting for the activists who would set about erecting a new sociopolitical structure on its basis, as a building rises from a blueprint.

The Nicaraguan people were the first guinea pigs on whom the theory was experimentally tried. And the priests who were charter members in the Sandinista leadership - Jesuit Fernando Cardenal Ernesto Cardenal, Miguel D'Escoto Brockman of the Maryknoll Fathers, Jesuit Alvaro Arguello, Edgar Parrales of the Managua diocese - made the experiment doubly blessed and likely to succeed.

If such men, duly ordained as priests, could successfully get this new "theological" message across - that the Sandinista revolution was really a religious matter sanctioned by legitimate Church spokesmen - they would have both the [Roman] Catholic clergy and the people as allies in a Marxist-style revolution by armed violence.

[no R. C. was ever excommunicated for engaging in violent revolution ..... JP ]

Without a doubt, the plan had been carefully thought out and elaborated, based on a profound analysis of the Nicaraguan people and of its clergy.

No doubt, too, the first connivers in the scheme were the priests themselves; there are even those in Managua today and among prominent Nicaraguan exiles in Panama, Honduras, and Miami, Florida,who point the finger at Fernando Cardenal as the prime architect of the scheme. But what evidence there is does suggest that he was not the only Jesuit involved.

In any case, the Sandinista undertaking was ever more brilliantly explained, refined, and dinned into the ears of seminarians, nuns, university students, and the popular mind by increasing numbers of their Jesuit, Franciscan, and Maryknoll teachers and lecturers throughout the schools of Central America. The seeding time was well spent in the view of ultimate Marxisation. The pathetic court testimony of the young Nicaraguan Edgard Lang Sacasa told the world as far back as 1977 that it had been his priest educators who had persuaded him and thousands like him to join the Sandinista guerrillas.

Hand in hand with this new Theology of Liberation went, of necessity, the establishment of a new and "pliant" Church structure to replace the old one.

In the traditional Roman Catholic structure, knowledge about God, Christ, Christian salvation, personal morality, and human destiny derived from the hierarchic pastors of the Church - namely, the Pope and his bishops.

They were the only authentic source of knowledge about the faith; apart from them, there was no accurate knowing possible about Christianity. Submission to them and acceptance of their teaching and laws were necessary for salvation.

It was precisely this structure, in which ultimate control is Rome's, that stood between the Sandinistas and the people. And it was precisely this structure that the earlier, European-based architect-theologians of Liberation Theology had criticized. This structure was, Liberation Theologians said, dictated by "a view from above" and "imposed from above" on the people "below."

Franciscan Liberation Theologian Leonardo Boff, teaching in a Brazilian seminary, put it in terms Fernando Cardenal and his clerical colleagues could champion: "There has been a historical process of expropriation of the means of production on the part of the clergy to the detriment of the Christian People." Boff was not talking about industry or commerce, but about theology and religious doctrine; the means of production - the "plant," as he called it - was the preaching of the Gospel.

According to the new theologians, "Roman" and therefore "alien" imposition of religious doctrine was the very reason social injustice and political oppression flourished in lands where this hierarchic [Roman Catholic] Church flourished. In lands such as Latin American countries. In countries such as Nicaragua. On top of that, the argument went on, Christianity and specifically [Roman] Catholicism was not merely alien in and of itself, but had always accompanied actual invasion by alien European cultures. "Alien" - that was the key word.

To counter that alien, imposed structure, the new theologians looked "from below." From the level of the people. From the perspective of oppression and injustice - because that, they said, was all they found "below" among the people. The task, in other words, was to impose the "preferential option" on all the people, rich and poor alike. Immediately, as Fernando Cardenal and the other Sandinista priests quickly realized, a new concept of "Church" was born.

The ordinary body of believers, by revised definition, would become the very source of revelation. The faith of believers would "create" communities among those believers. Base Communities, they are called in Nicaragua and elsewhere in Latin America - "comunidades de base" . And those Communities taken together would form the new "Church," the "People's Church."

These Communities began to form years before the Nicaraguan revolution stormed onto the stage of geopolitics in 1979. Groupings of laymen and laywomen would gather regularly to pray, to read the Bible, to sing hymns, to discuss their local concrete problems in economics and politics; to choose not only their political leaders but their priests as well; and to determine not only the solutions to their secular problems, but how best to worship and what to believe.

It was a dream come true. A dream put into clear words by the same Father Boff: "The sacred power must be put back in the hands of the people." No teaching or directing authority would be allowed "from above," from the alien, hierarchic [Roman Catholic] Church. In fact, the very symbols of that Church must be firmly rejected.

Symbols and all else must only come "from below." From the people. From their Base Communities - nearly 1000 of them in Nicaragua alone, in time; and nearly 300,000 in Latin America at large. The idea of Base Communities spread to the United States, where they are sometimes called "Gatherings."

Fernando Cardenal, Ernesto Cardenal, Miguel D'Escoto Brockman, Edgar Parrales, and Alvaro Arguello were the showcase priests of the Sandinistas, the intended and willing legitimizers of this new "People's Church" that would appropriate
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The pope has challenged world leaders by claiming that the people of the world already recognize the absolute authority of Rome because they observe the Sunday Sabbath that was ordered by the Pope in the Council of Laodicea (A.D.364). The original 10 commandments given to Moses ordered that we should: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man servant, nor thy maid servant, nor any cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is within them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it."

The seventh day, the Sabbath as handed to Moses is Saturday. The celebration of Sunday as the Sabbath is verification that the people recognize the Pope as superior to God. The only whole people who have not recognized the authority of the Pope are the Jewish people, and that is why the Vatican has not and will not recognize the State of Israel. The Vatican refuses even to call it Israel. Instead the Vatican says Palestine when talking about Israel. Again, I must remind you that what you believe makes not one bit of difference. The important thing to understand is that if they believe this , it is going to give you nightmares.

"The Pope has a lot of charisma and in a one world system you need a religious head for power. Khomeini proved that, this Pope has enough following and charisma to make what we consider a great threat in this move." [Quote from the Mantooth Report]

"Pope John Paul II is most anxious to complete his goal. His goal is to reunite the Christian World under the leadership of the papacy. If at all possible, he hopes to reach his goal by the end of this century. This is the primary reason behind the Popes's many worldwide trip's." [From an article by Gene H. Hogburg, Nov/Dec 1989, Plain Truth.]

Were you aware that Hitler and his entire staff were Catholic? Did you know that the Nazis dabbled in the occult? Did you know that the New York Times of April 14, 1990, quotes George Bush as stating "Lets forgive the Nazi war criminals." I wonder why he said that? Did you know that the Los Angeles Times December 12, 1984, quoted Pope John Paul II as saying. "Don't go to God for forgiveness of sins, come to me." The Pope committed blasphemy, thus fulfilling prophecy according to the book of Revelation. The Pope is telling us he is God. Remember, never worship a leader. If you warship a leader, you then no longer have the ability to recognize when you have been deceived!

ON July 21,1773, Pope Clement XIV "forever annulled and extinguished the Jesuit order."France, Spain and Portugal had independently come to realize that the Jesuits were meddling in the affairs of state and were therefore enemies of the government. The Pope's action was a response to pressure applied by the monarchies. King Joseph of Portugal signed a decree "by which the Jesuits were denounced as traitors, rebels and enemies to the realm..."Pope Pius VII in August, 1814, reinstated the Jesuits to all of there former rights and privileges.

Ex-President John Adams wrote to his successor, Thomas Jefferson: "I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth...in this Society..." Jefferson Replied "Like you, I disapprove of the restoration of the Jesuits, for it means a step backwards from light into darkness."

The Jesuits are still in trouble today as they have been throughout their existence.On February 28,1982, Pope Paul II told the Jesuits to "keep clear of politics, and honor the Catholic tradition," U.S. News and World Report stated that the Jesuits had indeed meddled in affairs of nations. The article stated: " Jesuits have played leading roles in Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution. Some Jesuits have joined Communist parties. One priest in El Salvador has claimed that his order is working for the advancement of Marxism and revolution, not for God... Jesuits have joined left wing rebel movements in Central America and the Philippines, and have advocated a melding of Marxism and Roman Catholicism in what is called "Liberation Theology."

When the United States wanted to employ the nastiest forms of the Haig-Kissinger depopulation policy in Central America it was the Jesuits who organized and prodded the people into civil war. Wherever the Jesuits go, revolution quickly follows. I am always sad when I or hear of people being hurt; but according to my research, the Jesuit priest murdered in Central America probably deserved it.

The most powerful secret organization in the world is the Bilderberg Group, organized in 1952 and named after the hotel where its first meeting took place in 1954. The man who organized the Bilderberg Group, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, has the power to veto the Vatican's choice of any Pope it selects. Prince Bernhard has the veto power because his family, the Hapsburgs, are descended from the Roman Emperors. Prince Bernhard is the leader of the "Black Families." He claims descent from the house of David and thus can truly say that he is related to Jesus. Prince Bernhard, with the help of the CIA, brought the hidden body of the Illuminati into public knowledge as the Bilderberg Group. This is the official alliance that makes up the world governing body.

The core of the organization is three a committees made up of thirteen members each. Thus the heart of the Bilderberg Group consists of 39 total members of the Illuminati. The three committees are made up exclusively of members of all the different secret groups that make up the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Vatican, and the Black Nobility. This committee works year round in Switzerland. It determines who is invited to the annual meeting and what policies and plans will be discussed. Every proposal or plan that has ever been discussed at an annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group has come to pass usually within one to two years following the meeting. The Bilderberg Group is directing the "quiet war" that is being waged against us. How can they do it? These are the men who really rule the world.

The numbers 3,7,9,11,13,39 and any multiple of these numbers have special meaning to the Illuminati. Notice that the Bilderberg Group has a core of 39 members who are broken into 3 groups of 13 members in each group. Notice that the core of 39 answers to the 13 who make up the Policy Committee. Take special notice that the 13 members of the Policy Committee answer to the Round Table of Nine.You know that the original number of states in the United States was 13. The Constitution has 7 articles and was signed by 39 members of the Constitutional Convention.

The United States was born on July 4, 1776. July is the 7th month of the year. Add 7 for July and 4 and you have 11; 1+7+7+6 = 21, which is a multiple of 3 and 7. Add 2+1 and you get 3. Look at numbers 1776 and you see two 7s and a 6, which is a multiple of three. coincidence, you say? For those of you who still say it's accidental, however, I offer the following evidence I could write a book just on numerical links, but I won't.

Manly P. Hall, 33rd-degree Mason, probably the most renowned expert on the subjects, wrote in his book The Secret Destiny of America. "For more than three thousand years, secret societies have labored to create the background of knowledge necessary to the establishment of an enlightened democracy among the nations of the world...all have continued...and they still exist as the Order of the Quest. Men bound by a secret oath to labor in the cause of world democracy decided that in the American colonies they would plan the roots of a new way of life. The Order of the Quest...was set up in America before the middle of the 17th century...Franklin spoke for the Order of the Quest, and most of the men who worked with him in the early days of the American Republic were also members...Not only were many of the founders of the United States Government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe which helped them to establish this country for a particular purpose known only to the initiated few." I found these quotes in a book on page 133. When added together, 1+3+3 equal the number 7 -- coincidence?

We can get a little insight into the Order of the Quest from Franklin D. Roosevelt's Secretary of Agriculture, Henry Wallace, the man directly responsible for the printing of the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States on the one-dollar bill, Mr. Wallace, a member of the Order of the Quest, wrote a letter to the Russian mystic and artist Nicholas Roerich:"The search, whether it be for lost Masonry, or the Holy Chalice, or the potentialities of the age to come, is one worthwhile objective. All else is karmic duty. But surely everyone is a potential Galahad? So may we strive for the Chalice and the flame above it." The holy Grail has a way of popping up on a regular basis in the writings of secret societies.

In the Great Seal of the United States we see the ancient symbol of the Brotherhood of the Snake (or Dragon), which as you already know is the all seeing eye in the pyramid representing the form of wisdom. Just below the pyramid you will note "Novus Ordo Seclorum" which translated means, "New World Order" There are:



9 tail feathers on the eagle;
13 leaves in the olive branches;
13 bars and stripes;
13 arrows;
13 letters in "E Pluribus Unim";
13 stars in the green crest above;
13 stones in the pyramid;
13 letters in "Annuit Coeptis";


All of these mystical numbers also have special meaning to the Freemasons. You would have to be a devout skeptic to miss the tremendous significance of all of these supposed coincidences. Who among you can say that there is no link?

I read while in Naval Intelligence that at least once a year, maybe more, two nuclear submarines meet beneath the polar ice cap and mate together at an airlock. Representatives of the Soviet Union meet with the Policy Committee of the Bilderberg Group. The Russians are given the script for their next performance. Items on the agenda include the combined efforts in the secret space program governing Alternative 3. I now have in my possession official NASA photographs of a moonbase in the crater Copernicus.

This method of meeting is the only way that is safe from detection and/or bugging. The public outcry that would result would destroy everything should these meetings be discovered. A BBC-TV documentary program entitled "Science Report" reveled these same facts but subsequently issued a retraction. In there retraction they stated that the show had been fiction. It must be noted here that the "Science Report" was a very respected documentary, nonfiction program in Britain.

Never in its history had it ever aired fiction. This subject is explored in depth in another chapter. There is no other method that I know of to verify these meetings short of somehow becoming a crew member on one of the submarines.Is Alternative 3 true, or is it part of the plan to ring in the New World Order? It really doesn't matter, because either way were screwed. The quicker you understand that, the wiser you become.

The members of the Bilderberg Group are the most powerful financiers, industrialists, statesmen and intellectuals, who get together each year for a private conference on world affairs. The meetings provide an informal, off-the-record opportunity for international leaders to mingle, and are notorious for the cloak of secrecy they are held under.The headquarters office is in The Hague in Switzerland, the only European country never invaded or bombed during world war 1 and II. Switzerland is the seat of world power. The goal of the Bilderberg Group is a one world totalitarian socialist government and economic system.Take heed, time is running short.

You must understand that secrecy is wrong. The very fact that a meeting is secret tells me that something is going on that I would not approve. Do not ever believe that grown men meet on a regular basis just to put on fancy robes, hold candles, and glad hand each other. George Bush, when he was initiated into the Skull and Bones, did not lie naked in a coffin with a ribbon tied around his genitalia and yell out the details of all his sexual experiences because it was fun. He had much to gain by accepting initiation into the Order, as you can now see. These men meet for important reasons, and their meetings are secret because what goes on during the meetings would not be approved by the community. The very fact that something is secret means there is something to hide.

John Robison wrote "Proofs of a Conspiracy" in 1798, and I believe he said it best in the following passage from the book. "Nothing is so dangerous as a Mystic Association. The object remaining a secret in the hands of the managers, the rest simply put a ring in there noses, by which they may be led around at pleasure; and still panting after the secret they are better pleased the less they see of their way. A Mystical object enables the leader to shift his ground as he pleases, and to accommodate himself to every current fashion or prejudice. This again gives him almost unlimited power; for he can make use of these prejudices to lead men by troops. He finds them already associated by their prejudices, and waiting for a leader to concentrate their strength and set them in motion. And when once great bodies of men are set in motion, with a creature of their fancy for a guide, even the engineer himself cannot say. "Thus far shalt thou go, and no farther."

Is the common man really as stupid as the elite seem to believe? If he is, then may be the average citizen is better off ignorant, being manipulated this way and that, whenever the elite deem it necessary. We will discover the answer very quickly when the common man finds that his ticket to Fantasy Land has just expired.

U.S.President Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev arrived yesterday on this Mediterranean island for a summit conference beginning today during which both hope to start the search for a "New World Order."

New York Times/December 1, 1989

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Pakistan’s Strategic Imperative

Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since the last 60 years and four wars have been fought by Pakistan in its unsuccessful bid to wrest it from India by force. Conventionally, they could never hope to match the Indian war machine. The biggest force leveler would be a viable nuclear deterrent against conventional force asymmetry. With a nuclear deterrent, an incursion into Kashmir would prevent an all out assault by India’s huge military juggernaut against Pakistan which lacked strategic depth.

Thus commenced a covert nuclear program and by the early 1990s Pakistan had acquired the capability to build nuclear weapons using highly enriched uranium cores. But it lacked the delivery systems. American made F-16s were not a viable option and missiles armed with nuclear warheads were a system of choice as they are not as vulnerable to air defense systems as are aircraft, and are also more cost effective.

But Pakistan did not possess the wherewithal to build a delivery system consisting of long range missiles which it was desperate to acquire, whatever the cost.

Pakistan’s Quest For Missile Delivery Systems

Since the Chinese were reluctant to provide Pakistan with the ‘M’ series of longer range missiles due to American pressure, Pakistan turned to North Korea to view their Nodong prototype. In 1995, the missile deal was consummated and in April 1998, Pakistan test fired the Nodong which was re-christened as Ghauri.



Evidence for the missile-for-uranium enrichment technology trade probably emerged sometime in 1999. But when U.S. officials raised the subject with the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he denied any knowledge of it.


And there it rested. Nawaz Sharif’s word was taken as confirmation that there was no such trade going on. Or did it?

Was Washington Privy to The Pak-N Korea Nuclear Deal?

Why did the U.S follow a policy of appeasement where Pakistan was concerned? The answer is simple: Pakistan is an ally in the so called war against terror. With its contiguous borders with Afghanistan, Al Qaeda and the Taliban could use this ‘no man’s land’ as launch pads against NATO Forces under the U.S, and thus it was imperative that nothing short of a policy of appeasement could assure the advancement of American strategy in Afghanistan and to a lesser extent Iraq, by keeping the command and control set up of the militants in disarray.

For example, In late July last year, the Institute for Science and International Security issued a report revealing that Pakistan was building a heavy-water reactor capable of producing enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons a year. The Surprising response from Frederick Jones, a spokesman for the National Security Council, was astonishingly mild: “The reactor is expected to be substantially smaller and less capable than reported.”!


Pakistan's plutonium production reactor at Khushab.
Image Source: DigitalGlobe

Double standards and double speak is nothing new and are the hallmarks of the present dispensation in Washington. No one batted an eye lid when on September 6th last, Pakistan’s military dictatorship announced a peace treaty with militants in North Waziristan, al-Qaeda’s center of gravity. Vice President Cheney’s response was unabashed praise of President Pervez Musharraf as “a man who has demonstrated great courage under very difficult political circumstances and has been a great ally for the United States.”

Concerns about Pakistan’s nuclear links with North Korea go back to 1999 when proliferation analysts began to speculate about North Korea’s likely gains from the Nodong ballistic missile sales to Pakistan. Senior U.S. officials who were briefed on Pakistan’s nuclear cooperation with North Korea raised the issue at the highest levels of the Pakistani government. In Jun 2001, U.S. deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage drew attention to the role of retired Pakistani nuclear scientists in North Korea’s nuclear program. However, his public warnings weren’t paid heed to.

Then came the bomb shell in the form of a U.S. government source leak to the New York Times in Oct 2002 that Pakistan was the likely source of North Korea’s gas centrifuge uranium enrichment program.



The nuclear-for-missile barter trade between Islamabad and Pyongyang probably began in 1997 and continued at least until Jul 2002. During this period, Pakistan’s cooperation with North Korea involved the exchange of nuclear personnel, the sharing of technical knowledge, design information on gas centrifuges, machinery and possibly nuclear material.


This was confirmed tacitly by the then Secretary of State, Collin Powell, when replying to a question whether such cooperation had taken place in the past said, “ We didn’t talk about the past and I don’t want to get into who might have done what, when and at what point in history.”

The conspiracy: The Smoking Gun

U.S. intelligence officials claim that Pakistan was a key supplier of uranium enrichment technology to North Korea, and suggested that Pakistan had exchanged centrifuge enrichment technology for North Korean help in developing long range missiles, by transfer of vital technology and assembling missiles from semi knocked down kits surreptitiously transported from Korea, ironically in American made C-130 Hercules transport aircraft!



U.S. official statements leave little doubt that cooperation occurred, but there
are significant details missing on the scope of cooperation and the role of Pakistan’s
government. Further, both North Korea and Pakistan have denied that nuclear
technology was provided to North Korea.


Benazir Bhutto, the then Prime Minister, had consistently denied any role of the Pakistani government in Korea’s nuclear ambitions. But now, it has come to light that a CD containing vital nuclear data was carried by her personally to be handed over to her Korean counterpart as part of a secret deal!



Benazir Bhutto once played an active role in furthering Pakistan’s clandestine nuclear programme by personally taking CDs to and from North Korea on an official trip as Prime Minister, reveals a book by her Oxford college mate and journalist Shyam Bhatia who subsequently kept in regular touch with her.

It was in the 90’s that North Korea offered to provide long range missiles to Pakistan to offset the imbalance with India’s integrated guided missile development program then led by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

By 1993, Pakistan was under the spotlight as never before [on bartering enrichment technology for missiles], with Russia, India and western secret services monitoring every nuance of Pakistan’s military research.

As she was due to visit North Korea at the end of 1993, she was asked and readily agreed to carry critical nuclear data on her person and hand it over on arrival in Pyongyang…..The gist of what she told me was that before leaving Islamabad she shopped for an overcoat with the deepest possible pockets into which she transferred CDs containing the scientific data about uranium which the North Korean wanted.

Pakistani contacts later explained that Benazir returned with more than just CDs. The delighted North Koreans who had already sold missile technology to Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen insisted she carry back the disassembled parts of an entire missile so that Pakistani scientists could study it part by part.


Epilogue



Pakistan Gets A New Nuke Missile To Use On India!

The Associated Press.
April 2008.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan said that a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead anywhere in India is ready for wartime use after troops launched it on Monday during a field exercise. Scientists and engineers had prepared the Hatf VI missile, also known as Shaheen II, for the exercise with a test-firing on Saturday.

Monday’s launch “validated the operational readiness of a strategic missile group equipped with the Shaheen II missile,” the Pakistani military said in a statement.



Pakistani long range nuclear-capable ballistic missile,
Shaheen II, or Hatf VI, (Nodong) missile being fired
during a test at an undisclosed location in Pakistan.



North Korea Could Make Nuclear Warhead For Missile Delivery


The North Korean nuclear
tipped medium-range Nodong
missile, seen here dressed in
Pakistani Ghauri
missile colors.

North Korea is capable of arming its medium-range Nodong missile with a nuclear warhead, two US experts said. The report by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) also estimates that the communist state has separated enough plutonium to build about five to 12 nuclear weapons. It is also suspected to have obtained warhead designs from Pakistan's rogue nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.

Should war break out, "North Korea would be expected to use its nuclear weapons against military targets and population centres in South Korea or Japan."


Can one put the genie back in the bottle? By tacitly allowing the interchange to take place to keep Pakistan amused in its so called war against terror, the U.S has helped make the world more insecure than it has ever been. So much for American policy of protecting its vital interests. It has done just the opposite.


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