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Come on, we all know who killed Jeffrey Epstein - The main players behind the worldwide child trafficking scandal are none other than the secret services - CIA, MI6, Mossad. Here is a collection of evidence.

2020.08.23 15:00 Complex_Avocado_6479 Come on, we all know who killed Jeffrey Epstein - The main players behind the worldwide child trafficking scandal are none other than the secret services - CIA, MI6, Mossad. Here is a collection of evidence.

Original post by the u/TheGrainLantern.
Following the Epstein "suicide", it's more clear than ever that there is an organization which uses children in pedophilic sex parties, in order to blackmail and control powerful people. These children are frequently murdered by these sick individuals. Some can also be traumatized for the purpose of creating dissociative personalities so they can be mind-controlled. For a full breakdown of the worldwide scandals, see this list and this documentary - both of which are non-exhaustive and already out of date, such is the scale of this operation.
Common traits of these scandals are:
Now ask yourself, what is the one type of organization which can accomplish all of these things? There is only one.
The secret services.
The only organization which would have the authority and the means to accomplish all these feats, to assert such a degree of control over all the outcomes, is military intelligence. Other entities may be involved - billionaires for example - but money can only accomplish so much. Yes you can purchase a newspaper and have journalists write something, but you can't just pay someone to murder someone in a prison and make it look like suicide. Prison security need to be moved, clearance needs to be given. People need to be so scared that they keep their mouth shut. The only way you do this is by having significant amounts of money and resources at your disposal, but also authority over them.
Here is a collection of evidence supporting this assertion:
  1. Epstein flew a helicopter which shared tail numbers with a covert US military helicopter used by DynCorp. Dyncorp has a history of child trafficking scandals in many countries and is owned by Steve Feinberg (US intelligence board). Epstein's pilot is rumored to be in US intelligence and a Mossad agent, Junkerman, has flown on his jet. Summary. Epstein's close associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, is the child of media baron Robert Maxwell, who had links to British, Israeli, and Russian secret service. Epstein got off very lightly in 2008 for sexually abusing underage girls. The current labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, gave him a very lenient deal. Who can pull the strings to make this happen? Either Acosta is a part of the conspiracy, or another entity was forcing his hand - the only entity that is capable of doing so is military intelligence. AG William Barr worked in Epstein's legal team. Barr's father, Donald Barr, was in the OSS, which was the precursor to the CIA. Donald Barr gave Epstein his first job as a math teacher in an elite, politically connected school, even though Epstein did not have any qualifications or even a college degree. And assuming that Epstein didn't commit suicide, whoever had him killed was able to make a murder look like suicide, inside a prison, while the target was under suicide watch. Guards were apparently told to leave the area due to maintenance, and CCTV camera footage was either prevented or confiscated Source. Only military intelligence operatives have the resources to pull this off. Epstein's murder, whether real or faked, was the CIA disposing of a loose asset.
  2. It is a documented historical fact that the CIA engaged in child trafficking, including child sexual abuse, to blackmail useful officials, in the MK Ultra project. Source 1 Source 2. Note that only a small portion of the documents for this project ever came to light - the majority were destroyed.
  3. The Franklin Scandal. The ring leader of the pedophile blackmail ring, Larry King, had ties to US Intelligence. Source, page 34 In a subsequent scandal involving a "call-boy ring" in Washington D.C., an associate of King's, Craig Spence, committed suicide in a hotel. The mysterious Spence was "a CIA asset" and had bugged his home so he could blackmail powerful people. Source, page 279
  4. Paul Bonacci, who was awarded $1m by a judge for the sexual abuse done to him by Larry King, was also involved in a MK-Ultra follow-up mind control operation called Monarch (also confirmed by other survivors). He directly named Colonel Michael Aquino as one of the leads in the project. Aquino worked for navy intelligence. Around this time, allegations of child sex abuse were being leveled at army bases all over the United States. Source. So it seems, at least in the 70s and 80s, there was a dedicated program by the US military for child trafficking, sexual abuse, and mind control.
  5. The Belgium Scandal. A key witness, Regina Louf, alleged that convicted child rapist and murderer Marc Dutroux kidnapped children, including her, for businessman Michel Nihoul. Louf alleged that Nihoul had hidden cameras and that she had to make sure her rapists were in the camera's field of view. Louf's allegations were independently corroborated by many other witnesses, many of whom could give intimate case details such as room layouts. Nihoul was found not guilty, after judges overruled the jury's guilty verdict. Louf was also discredited by the Belgian government's own TV station, which labelled her a deranged liar. The case was the subject of a massive public outcry after police made a huge number of serious mistakes, such as even neglecting to search a basement after children's voices could be heard - this mistake led to the children starving to death in their basement cell. Many witnesses related to the case died in mysterious circumstances, such as committing suicide despite having no personal problems, or having car accidents.Source 1 Source 2 Again, which organization has the ability to influence national media, influence senior judges, influence police, and kill people to make it look like suicide or an accident? The security services.
  6. The Hampstead cover-up, in which two children related that their father forced them to engage in satanic ritual abuse at their school and at a church, as well as pedophilic parties with their father's friends, including cutting off babies' heads. Babies were supplied to the cult by social services. An experienced police detective is on record saying he believed the children and their mother. The authorities quickly closed ranks on the situation, with a judge removing the children from their mother, which goes against lawful procedure. Medical examinations by experienced professionals proved that the children had been sexually abused (vaginal and anal examinations). Crucial evidence was withheld from hearings. Child protection authorities and the Home Office was silent and inactive. To cover up information related to the case, all major media outlets were served with a defense advisory (DA) notice - a DA notice is an official request to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects which would compromise military or intelligence operations. Source.
  7. In 1987 a satanic cult in Washington D.C., the Finders, was investigated after children were seen being apparently trafficked by two well-dressed men. At the properties of the Finders, investigators discovered evidence of satanic ritual abuse, blackmail, sophisticated communication technology, and explosives. The CIA took over the investigation and declared it an "internal matter". No further investigation was permitted. Source
  8. Ronald Bernard confesses in an emotional interview about having to sacrifice children to prove yourself as a psychopath in the financial elite. He also says that "secret services are actually criminal organizations ... they will stop at nothing. They have their flows of money from trading drugs, weapons, people. All that money has to come from somewhere, everything has to be financed." Source
  9. The Jersey scandal (full breakdown here). A policeman, Lenny Harper, investigating a children's care home (which Jimmy Savile frequently visited), claims he recovered forensic evidence that children were killed and incinerated in the basement. In March 2008, BBC television personality Jimmy Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper which had, wrongly he claimed, linked him in several articles to the child abuse scandal at Haut de la Garenne. Savile initially denied visiting Haut de la Garenne, but later admitted that he had done so, following the publication of a photograph showing him at the home surrounded by children. The States of Jersey Police said that in 2008 an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the home in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been insufficient evidence to proceed. The forensic evidence found on the site was repeatedly compromised when it was sent to the UK for analysis. Lenny Harper received many death threats and was attacked by Jersey's local media, and some national media outlets. A journalist who later tried to investigate was arrested, held for 12 hours at Heathrow airport, and banned from the island. Vice article The list of suspects in the case include British government officials. According to Harper, Chief Minister for Jersey Frank Walker (OBE) warned Harper that his investigation could "bring the government down". In September 2008, the investigation team was changed. David Warcup, the leader of the new team, said there was "no evidence" that children were killed at Haut and that Harper's information he gave to the press were not accurate. Warcup said that the bones were animal bones and that the 60 milk teeth had come out naturally. Telegraph article 2 The new team also claimed that a child's skull was actually a piece of coconut (citing no scientific analysis), going against statements made by two anthropologists that it was a skull fragment as it contained collagen, and moreover that it was "fleshed and fresh" when it had been burned. Source Warcup said that the bones which were found could have been hundreds of years old, however an expert told Harper that they could only be a few decades old. Source 2 MP John Hemming said that he had no doubt that there were efforts to cover up the murder evidence. BBC article
  10. A man called Carl Beech claimed that in the 70s and 80s he and a number of other boys were raped by powerful people in London. He made claims specifically against twelve people, including the former Members of Parliament Harvey Proctor (who had already been convicted of gross indecency for having sex with teenage boys) and Greville Janner, the former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, the former Prime Minister Edward Heath, the former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Bramall, the former Director of the Secret Intelligence Service Maurice Oldfield, and the former Director-General of MI5 Michael Hanley. Beech claimed that he was abused at a number of places including Dolphin Square, the Carlton Club, and various other places in the Home Counties. Beech also falsely claimed that the group murdered three children: two for sexual pleasure, and a third to intimidate the others. Proctor's solicitors told him that Beech had alleged that he had seen Proctor repeatedly stab a 12-year-old boy before strangling him to death, and that he himself had been raped by Proctor. The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, said in December 2014 that experienced officers had concluded that the allegations were "credible and true". McDonald was later criticised for the statement, and it was retracted. The investigating team was changed, no further evidence was found, and Beech was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Source
  11. Natacha Jaitt, a playboy model, alleged that she had evidence of a VIP child abuse ring, involving journalists and politicians in Argentina. She tweeted that "Notice: I will not commit suicide. I won’t be bought off or drown in a bath tub, nor will I shoot myself in the head. So, if that happens: I wasn’t me. Save this tweet." She was later found dead of an apparent drug overdose - her lawyer and brother suspect foul play. Source
  12. Former police officer Mark Minnie wrote an explosive book detailing a pedophile ring in South African government. Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version - that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. "The fact that the suicide note was found doesn't necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could've written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else's pistol already raises questions," investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw told South Africa's radio 702. Source
  13. Imane Fadil was a Moroccan ex-model who became a celebrity after becoming a key witness in the 2013 “Rubygate” trials which accused the media mogul and ex-Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi of “child prostitution”. Fadil was also looking to be a witness in a related investigation (dubbed “Ruby ter”) that is still ongoing. In 2018, Fadil claimed in an interview that Berlusconi’s infamous “parties” lead to dark, satanic rituals. She was also in the process of writing a tell-all book about Rubygate and the dark secrets of Berlusconi. The name of the projected book was quite evocative: I Met the Devil. However, in the past weeks, things dramatic turn. Imane Fadil died in a hospital room in Milan on March 1st after a month of agony. Media sources reported her death only 15 days after the fact, mostly because authorities announced the opening of a homicide investigation. Indeed, the cause of Fadil’s death is currently believed to be “murder by radioactive poisoning”. Source
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2020.06.14 19:44 tonyrogerz New Octopus Scanner Malware Poisoning NetBeans Projects on Github

The security of the open-source supply chain is about the integrity of the entire software development and delivery ecosystem. A self-spreading and OSS supply chain malware was found abusing Github repositories.
What is happening On March 9, 2020, GitHub’s Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) received its initial notification about a set of repositories that were actively serving malware-infected open source projects. Since then, Github has found 26 repositories on its platform that contained traces of the Octopus Scanner. In May 2020, GitHub issued a warning about this new malware strain that's been spreading on its site via boobytrapped Java projects. The Octopus Scanner has been found in projects managed using the Apache NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE). The malware itemizes and backdoors NetBeans repositories after planting malicious malware within JAR binaries, project files, and dependencies, later spreading to downstream development systems. It has primarily-infected developers to gain access to additional projects, production environments, database passwords, and other critical assets. The malware can run on Windows, Linux, and macOS systems and deploy a Remote Administration Tool (RAT) via the GitHub supply chain attack. Octopus Scanner is also designed to block new builds from replacing the compromised ones by keeping its malicious build artifacts in place.
This is not the first case Octopus malware is part of the Phobos ransomware family. Octopus can upload and download files, take screenshots, and dig into other personal data on infected machines. From its origin, it has mainly focused on political and diplomatic officials in Central Asia. In November 2018, Octopus Scanner, disguised as a version of a popular and legitimate online messenger (Telegram), targeted Central Asian diplomatic organizations in a wave of cyber-espionage. It subsequently provided hackers with remote access to a victim’s computer. In April 2018, the DustSquad group used the potential Telegram ban in Kazakhstan to push as an alternative communication software for the political opposition with a Russian interface. The Octopus Scanner, which was used in the attacks, leveraged third-party Delphi libraries for compression.
Stay safe Organizations should sign agreements with all vendors and contractors to strictly follow data security policies. Also, users should keep all software and systems up-to-date. Employing adequate protection measures for safety can detect any malicious activity and potential issues earlier. Scan the computer using trusted end-point solutions.
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2020.02.16 21:00 DangerDylan [Sunday, 16. February]

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2020.02.03 19:45 R6BotPy Six Invitational 2020 Event Guide The fourth edition of the Six Invitational will take place in Greater Montreal, in February 2020

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The fourth edition of the Six Invitational will take place in Greater Montreal, in February 2020. The premiere Rainbow Six: Siege event will see the world’s best 16 teams compete to be crowned World Champion.
More than just a tournament, the Six Invitational is the gathering of all fans. Join us in celebrating the community with friends and the extended Siege family. The event will feature developer panels, fan artists, cosplayers and renowned content creators from the community.

Basics

Location

  • Venue: Place Bell
  • Address: 1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval, QC H7N 5H9
Please note that the venue is located in Laval, in the greater Montreal area.
Public transportation is available.
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Dates

  • February 7th to February 9th: Offline* Group Stage begins.
  • February 11th to February 12th: First two days of the Offline* Playoffs takes place.
  • Friday February 14th (11:30am EST) to Sunday February 16th (9:00pm EST): Last two days of the Playoffs and the Finals will take place at the venue.
Fans will also be able to follow all Six Invitational 2020 matches, from group stage to the Finals, live on Twitch and YouTube.
*Offline: Not open to the public.

Tickets

Get you tickets: here.
Access to the event is only available to ticket holders from February 14th through February 16th.
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Price: 135$ CAD
  • Unrestricted seating in the arena.
  • Six Invitational 2020 universal in-game charm
  • All Twitch drop charms.
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Price: 240$ CAD (SOLD OUT)
  • Unrestricted seating in the arena.
  • FULL Six Invitational 2020 Bundle
  • Six Invitational 2020 universal in-game charm
  • Weapon Skin
  • All Twitch drop charms
  • Event Sledge BDU (Battle Dress Uniform)
  • Event Sledge Headgear
  • Fast pass for:
    • Demo booth(s)
    • Signing Sessions
    • Fast entry to venue
  • Premium Swag pack

Teams Involved

Prize Pool

This year’s championship features a new record prize pool cap of $3,000,000, with 30% of all revenue from the “Road to S.I. 2020” Battle Pass contributing to this record player prize pool. The ongoing Road to S.I. 2020 in-game event is still available until February 16, 2020 for those looking to get in on the action.
Here’s how the prize pool will be broken down:
  • 1st Place: 33.3%
  • 2nd Place: 15%
  • 3rd Place: 9%
  • 4th Place: 6.67%
  • 5th - 6th Place: 5% each
  • 7th - 8th Place: 3.67% each
  • 9th - 12th Place: 2.67% each
  • 13th - 16th Place: 2% each

Schedule and Competition Format

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Group Stage
  • Four groups of four teams.
  • GSL-style: Double elimination bracket without a grand final, top 2 advances in playoffs.
  • Bo3 matches.
Playoffs
  • Double elimination bracket.
  • Bo3 matches, Grand Final in Bo5.
  • The team coming from the upper bracket has a 1 map advantage in the Grand Final.
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Talent

The talent lineup for the Six Invitational is here. See below for the official first look at our Six Invitational 2020 talent lineup!
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In addition, here is our Six Invitational 2020 panel lineup. We will be taking a look at Year 5 game updates, including but not limited to the upcoming Operation as well as insights from the development team. We will also discuss about the Rainbow Six esports scene.
Host: Rachel Seltzer
Y5S1 Panel
Guests: Nicholas Jolicoeur (Level Designer) & Mathieu Lacombe (Game Designer)
Y5 Panel
Guests: Roy Del Valle (Product Director), Jean-Baptiste Halle (Lead Game Designer) and Alexander Karpazis (User Interface Director).
Esports Panel
Guests: Wei Yue (Esports Director) and Stuart Ewen (Esports Product Manager)

Mobile App

Download or Update the Official SI Mobile App on February 4th.
Download the SI2020 app on your Apple or Android mobile device for all things SI. From the broadcast schedule, team bios, on-site maps, and other useful information, the SI mobile app is your one stop shop for your SI experience. You will also be able to turn on push notifications so you never miss a beat. If you're at the event, you can receive notifications for activities on-site such as signing sessions, and more!
ANDROID:
Download the app for Android devices here.
APPLE:
Download the app for Apple devices here.

Activities at the event

The Six Invitational is a gathering of our community, and that comes with a variety of activities beyond competition on the main stage.
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Six Invitational Merch
February 14-15 – 9am-5:30pm EST
The Ubisoft Workshop team will be present on site to satisfy all of your SI merch needs. They will also be selling the hoodie Harry is wearing in the latest CGI.
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Dev Team Hangout
February 14 – 9am-11am EST
Our Devs are excited to welcome you to their home, and will be at Place Bell from on the first morning of the event to do so in person! This is a great time to speak with the Devs of different disciplines, and hang out with the creators of your favorite game.
If you would like to get anything signed by the Dev team, come armed with your best sharpie.
Demo Booth
February 14-15 – 9:30am-5:30pm EST
February 16 – 9:30am-3pm EST
You will have a chance to play Y5S1 before anyone else, so don’t miss this opportunity!
Professional Team Meet and Greet
February 14-16 – TBD
The Pro teams will be present for a meet and greets throughout the event. Due to the uncertainty around which teams will be available during specific time slots, we will update the SI2020 Mobile App regularly on which teams will be present, and when.
Content Creator Meet and Greet
February 14 – 9:30am-10:30am EST
Sunstark herself has created unique meet and greet cards for these community members to distribute and sign. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out!
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Talent Meet and Greet
February 15 – 9:30am-10:30am EST
The shout casters, analysts, and hosts will be present for a meet and greet.
Voice Actors Meet and Greet
February 16 – 9:30am-11:30am EST
Have you ever wanted to meet the talent behind your favorite Operators? Now you can!
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Open Mic Q&A
February 16 - 9:30am - 11:00am EST
A panel of Rainbow Six Siege devs will be taking questions from fans! There will be a limited amount of seats for this activity and this will be done in a closed area. Please register for a spot on-site at the Six Invitational on the Friday of the event.
Road to SI — Creators Cup Finals
February 14 – 15:30pm-17pm EST*
*Time might change depending on the length of the matches
See the final two teams competing in the Road to SI Creators Cup battle it out on the main stage for a charity prize pool of $20,000 CAD!
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On-Site Info

Hotels & restaurants
  • Montreal offers a wide variety of hotels and restaurants. View them here.
We have also partnered up with the below 3 hotels in Laval for the event and secured some discounted rooms. Please mention that you are booking a room for the Six Invitational 2020 to get a discount.
Cosplay
We are looking forward to welcoming any cosplayer who would like to share their creations and costumes during the event. Please find below a list of restricted items.
  • No props resembling real weapons (including any weapon designed to fire any type of projectile), firearms or blades/edged weapons of any kind will be allowed inside the venue.
  • No sharp metal edges on costume.
  • Empty sheathes and grips without blades are allowed.
  • Airsoft and prop magazines are allowed, real magazines are not.
  • Prop shells or bullets must not be made of metal.
Security
  • There will be metal detectors and a bag check at the entrance to the venue; every attendee will be subject to a search by security.
  • No outside food or drink will be allowed in the venue.
  • Age restriction: Rainbow Six: Siege is a videogame rated M for Mature and any participant below the age of 18 needs to have obtained the informed consent of their parent regarding the rating of the game to participate to the event. Those under 14 must be accompanied at all times by their parent or legal guardian during the event.
Health Concerns
With the coronavirus becoming a more prominent concern of late, attendees should be mindful to wash their hands more frequently. Should you or someone you know exhibit signs of illness, we suggest you take caution or see a medical professional as soon as possible.

Twitch Drops

Get exclusive Six Invitational 2020 Twitch Drops, throughout the entire event.
Six different Six Invitational Twitch Drops will be dropped uniquely during specific days as a reward for hours watched. These Twitch Drops will be rewarded during group stage, playoffs, and for each day of the main event to celebrate all things Rainbow 6.
We are excited to announce for the first time ever on day three of the main event we are dropping a premium Full Siege Bundle. This rare drop will include four items, but will drop with extreme rarity, may luck be on your side!
See below for our full drop list and stay tuned for even more surprises.
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GROUP STAGE DROPS
  1. The group stage drop will drop from Friday, February 7th 3:00PM UTC to Monday, February 10th 3:00AM UTC during group stage.
MAIN EVENT DROPS
  1. The main event drop will drop throughout the main event from Tuesday, February 11th, 2:45PM UTC to Monday, February 17th 2:00AM UTC.
  2. The day 1 main event drop will drop from Friday, February 14th 4:30PM UTC to Saturday, February 15th 1:30AM UTC.
  3. The day 2 main event drop will drop from Saturday, February 15th 4:30PM UTC to Sunday, February 16th 1:30AM UTC.
  4. The day 3 main event drop will drop from Sunday, February 16th4:30PM UTC to Monday, February 17th 2:00AM UTC.
SPECIAL FULL BUNDLE DROP
  1. The final bundle drop will drop on day 3 of the main event from Sunday, February 16th10:00PM UTC to Monday, February 17th 2:00AM UTC.

Where to watch online

This event guide will be regularly updated to provide you with all the latest information prior to the event.
Don’t miss anything about esports and the upcoming Six Invitational 2020 by following us on Twitter on @R6esports, @Rainbow6Game, Instagram and on our website.
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2019.10.31 03:36 AnInfiniteAmount Historical Accuracy of Small Arms in BFV, updated 10/31/19.

Hi, guys!
If you have been around here on the BFV subreddit, you might recognize me from this post, or if you are/were on the BF1 subreddit, you might recognize me from this post. And well, another major DLC/Expansion is dropping shortly so I figure, I'd update my Historicity of Small Arms List for the new year of BFV!
Each of the primary and secondary guns announced is rated on a 5 point scale, A, B, C, D, and F, on how appropriate their appearance is in a WW2 game. Again, my sources are CNRsenal, Forgotten Weapons, wikipedia and a few other sites, so the list might not be 100% accurate (though keep in mind that I've found wikipedia less accurate more often than not). If you notice any inaccuracies, please tell me. Help me make a more accurate list!
Key: A, B, C, D, F
A. Accurate in depiction and appropriately historical B. Accurate in depiction, questionably historical use (e.g. military adoption, but didn't see combat) C. Accurate in depiction, but unconfirmed use (e.g. commercial, unofficial usage or adopted by a non-belligerent) D. Ahistorical, but close enough (e.g. gun was developed but never adopted) F. Ahistorical, not even close. 
Also, if a historical gun did not fight the entire war, there is a statement about the weapons first (or last) use during the war.
And finally, I know that many of the modifications and customizations are ahistorical, but I'm not going to review them because that's so real deep in the weeds research that I'm not equipped for, and DICE probably made those choices to benefit gameplay rather than lack of historical diligence, for example, the MG42 in game fires nearly 25%-50% slower than in real life, even with the Lightened Bolt modification. That would be insane for gameplay purposes, so that's why these things have been changed, and as such, I will not be reviewing that kind of stuff.
(Pistols and Pistol Carbines in the comments)

The List of Guns

Semi-auto/Assault Rifles
Gewehr 43 - A
This German semi-automatic rifle was developed from captured Russian designs after the Germans couldn't make the Gewehr 41W or 41M work. The G43 would start to see action mid-1943, think Italian mainland battles, the Battle of Kursk and Soviet counter offensives.
Gewehr 1-5 - B
This weapon is based on the Gustloff VolkssturmGewehr or Gustloff VG, but it did not actually receive an official military designation as it was developed for the Volksturm, a national militia like the British Home Guard, and not the Wehrmacht. BFV incorrectly refers to this as a Gewehr 1-5, however "VG 1-5" referred to four similar prototype rifles known as VG-1 through VG-5 (no VG-4). This gun in not based off of these weapons as they were all bolt-action and are unrelated to the Gustloff VG. Post-war testing found these guns to be low quality and inaccurate beyond 100m or so. It would not be built and deployed until 1945, but only in limited numbers, so not very widespread usage.
Sturmgewehr 1-5 - D
Like the Gewehr 1-5, this weapon is also based off of the Gustloff VolkssturmGewehr. Again, the messed-up naming convention, but taken to another level: Volkssturmgewehr was a contraction of Volkssturm (People's militia) and gewehr (rifle), hence the VG designation, not volks (People's) and sturmgewehr (assault rifle). You can tell this because the other four Volksturmgewehr rifles were bolt actions. Finally, this weapon is basically fictional: the Volkssturmgewehr probably didn't have a Selective Fire variant. None have ever been found and there is no source that says there was outside of the wikipedia article. The foregrip handguard is accurate to variants of the Gustloff VG, though.
Selbstlader 1916 - F
This German WW1-era self-loading rifle was used as an air rifle (used by pilots and ballonists to shoot at other pilots if their machine guns failed) during the Great War but ultimately couldn't cut it as an infantry weapon. Only about 1000 were produced by Mauser before shelving the project due to a number of factors, including that the Selbstlader 1916 was just too expensive and too finicky for the cost. Production of the Selbstlader 1916 would never resume and any use in the Second World War is dubious at best.
M1A1 Carbine - A
A variant of the American M1 Carbine, the M1A1 replaced the M1's fullstock with a folding stock. Originally intended for use with Paratroopers, the M1A1 found its way into the hands of US Marines and British Commandos and SOE. The first time the M1A1 Carbine would be seen at the front would be the Operation Torch landings in 1942.
Turner SMLE - D
A Canadian semi-automatic conversion of the venerable WW1-era SMLE. Like just about everything about the SMLE, the Turner conversion was too complicated and expensive for mass conversion of SMLEs, something shared with the Howell rifle in BF1.
STG 44 - A
A German Assault rifle, the Sturmgewehr 44 is one of the first Assault rifles ever made. Like in WW1 and submachine guns, there is significant debate over what exactly was the first Assault rifle, although the STG 44 was the first to be classified as one. The STG 44 would see service before 1944 surprisingly, starting during the Siege of Leningrad in 1943, and would stay in service through the 50s.
M1907 SF - D
This weapon is based off the Winchester 1907 Self Loader but modified for automatic fire. Probably by the French. There are some things wrong with this. Firstly, the weapon model is based off an early pre-WW1 version of the Winchester 1907 and does not include any improvements from the following thirty years. Secondly, the fully automatic fire ability was probably not something that actually happened. A lot of sources say that this modification existed, but it probably didn’t as (1) it would've had to be modified at an arsenal or at the factory (it required major modifications to the trigger assembly) so there should be more documentation for it, and (2) the original source was probably the result of a translation error. Again, by the French. Either way, any WW1 issue French M1907s would last into the 1930s in colonial use, and there is no recorded use of the M1907 during the Second Great War.
Ribeyrolles 1918 - F
A French prototype "Carabine Mitrailleuse" or automatic carbine developed during the Great War. The French didn't really understand what they had in the Ribeyrolles 1918, and despite seeing a redesign in the 1920s, the French lost interest as they began to focus on their new post-WW1 Semi Auto Rifle Program, which will be a recurring theme for a lot of these French guns. The Ribeyrolles almost certainly did not see action in WW2, as it's 8x35 or 8x32SR round, basically .351 SL converted to use a Lebel 8mm bullet, (sources differ on the actual dimensions) had not been produced since the mid-WW1 trials of the weapons, with some sources saying that only 3000 rounds of the ammo were ever made.
Ag m/42 - A+
This Swedish semi-auto rifle was typical of European battle rifles of the forties. The Ag m/42 equipped parts of the Swedish Army and supplemented the bolt-action m/96, but also saw service with the Norwegian "Police Troops" (basically, remnants of the Norwegian Army in Sweden during the Occupation) though, the guns could have seen very limited action in 1945 during the Liberation of Finmark.
MAS 44 - D
A French Semi-Auto Rifle, the MAS 44 was the penultimate result of a French Semi-Auto Rifle program that dated back to 1909. By the 1939, the French army was still primarily armed with Berthier and Lebel rifles, designs that dated back to the 1880s. Unfortunately for France, the Occupation stalled the production and adoption of the MAS 38/39 (the rifle, not the SMG) and it wouldn't be until after the war ended that the redesigned MAS 44 would be produced. Kind of sad really, the one country that had been on the standard Semi-Auto rifle train from the start of the century would be the last major military to do so, and only after the Assault Rifle started getting popular.
Karabin 1983M - B
The Kbsp wz. 1938M is a Polish semi-automatic rifle, similar to the Czech ZH-29. A small trials batch of these guns were made for the Polish military in 1938, but few were delivered before the war started. There is only one known military use of this weapon: during the Invasion of Poland, the 1938M's inventor, Józef Maroszek, used his rifle to down a German warplane, however, the same source reports that the 1938M may have been issued to German occupation forces as a substitute for more standard weapons as the 1938M could chamber Germany's 8mm Mauser round. Unlike other European battle rifles, the 1938M lacks a detachable magazine, only allowing for stripper clip loading.
Breda M1935 PG - C
An Italian-made Selective fire Rifle, the Breda PG was the first Military rifle to have an automatic burst-fire mode. The 4rd burst mode, however, was exclusive to the models ordered by the Costa Rican military and would not have seen service during WW2.
M1 Garand - A
An American Battle Rifle and the "greatest battle implement ever devised." The fast firing, fast reloading M1 would be adopted by the US Army in 1936, and by the US Marines in 1941. Despite the earlier adoption by the Army and the general shortage of Garands for the Marines, it would be the US Marines who would first use the Rifle in combat, during the Battle of Midway in 1942, but through most of the war the US Marines would struggle to get enough Garands to fully displace the older M1903 Springfields. The British would reject the M1 Garand in favor of more of those SMLEs (because the M1 Garand was too effective for the British to take seriously), but the Garand would serve in many other militaries throughout the world post-war.
Submachine Guns
STEN - A
The quintessential British submachine gun, introduced in 1941, the STEN was probably the most basic military adopted weapon ever made, and would serve in the British military for far longer than the designers anticipated, which was, I think about 18 months.
Suomi KP/31 - A
A Finnish submachine gun, although used by the Germans. It predated the war and saw service through it and beyond. This weapon would be captured by the Soviets during the Winter War and be reverse engineered into the PPSH-41, an absolute monster of an SMG if it ever makes it into the game.
EMP- A
The Machine Pistol Erma, sometimes the EMP-35, a German-made submachine gun, developed from the MP 18 of the Great War. Never adopted by Germany or any of the other belligerents, this gun sort of had a roundabout way of entering the war. Originally built for Spain (and others), the EMP was used by Spanish Republicans before the end of the Spanish Civil War, and at the end of the war they fled to France where large numbers of these weapons were interned. These captured guns were later repurposed German regiments who then retreated to Germany and were used during later last-stand battles. The EMP predates the war, but (probably) didn’t see fighting until 1944 or 45. Supposedly interned guns were also issued to French Military Police, but the only source I found for that was an uncited wikipedia article.
MP 28 - A
The German MP28 was another adaption of the WW1-era MP 18. Like the EMP, it was not adopted by the German Army but was adopted by German police and SS forces. It did see service in WW2 with the Chinese though. However, the British copied the MP 28 and called it the Lanchester Submachine Gun and that saw service with the British along with the Thompson and the STEN.
MP34 - A
The Austrian MP 34 was still another development of the MP 18, but this one finally was adopted by the German Wehrmacht and saw frontline service early in the war. However, it was expensive to produce and was replaced early in the war. But would’ve been withdrawn by 1941 with the Fall of France being the last confirmed campaign for the weapon.
MP 40 - A
The iconic submachine of Germany during WW2, the MP 40 entered service unsurprisingly in 1940. Not much more to say here.
M1928A1 - A
The iconic American submachine gun. Used by the British, the French, the Soviets, the American Army and Marines, the Polish Army in Exile, the Australians and the New Zealanders, and that's just the M1928A1 model. Accurately depicting the lack of the 30rd magazine, the 50rd drum magazine was unpopular in real life due to reliability issues.
ZK-383 - B
Originally designed as a lightweight LMG substitute, the ZK-383 was adopted in small numbers by the Waffen-SS as the MP 383(t), but the sources are unclear if they saw combat or were restricted to Military Police roles.
MAB 38 - A
A refinement of the Beretta M1918 (the Automatico 1918 in BF1), this Italian submachine gun would never quite be available in enough numbers to fully equip the Royal Italian Army, instead it was reserved for specialty troops and military police. That doesn't mean it didn't see service though, as it was finally deployed in numbers starting in 1943 just before Italy surrendered to the allies. The Italian Social Republic, the German puppet state set up in northern Italy to continue fighting the allies, used the MAB 38 until the end of the war, and some of the guns wound up in German units.
Type 100 - A
This Japanese submachine gun was developed during the war and was officially adopted in 1940. However, Japanese procurement is a strange and quite frankly insane process, so basically by the time the Type 100 was ready, the IJA wasn't interested in it anymore, instead wanting more Type 99 LMGs. To understand WW2 Japanese small arms procurement, you really got to think differently than the British, French, US or USSR. During WW1, The Japanese had used pre-WW1 tactics and swept the Germans from their colonies in East Asia without serious challenge, and during the thirties they fought the almost comically inept Chinese armies (Chinese interwar military procurement is even more messed up, but I'll get to that later). What this means was that the Imperial Japanese Army was under no pressure to change tactics from what they had learned during the Russo-Japanese war, which showed the importance of machine guns and concentrated rifle fire over, well, anything else. Submachine guns didn't really fit in with that doctrine, so up until they started fighting the British, Australians and Americans on the small, close tropical battlefields of the Pacific and the CBI theater, they did not see anything wrong with their tactics and small arms, which is why less than a thousand Type 100s were made in the initial 1940 order. It wouldn't be until 1944 and the defeats during the Solomon Islands campaign and the stalemate in China and Burma that the Imperial Japanese Army realized how outdated their equipment really was.
M3 Grease Gun - A
The M3 Grease Gun was the American replacement for the expensive, heavy and hard to produce Thompson submachine gun. The M3 was based off the concepts of the MP40, STEN and other emergency war production SMGs, although it was independently designed. While the M3 did see service in the US Army in both the European and Pacific Theaters, the USMC would adopt but not issue it until post-war, making its use in US Marine hands a little ahistorical. However, the Grease Gun was used in at least limited numbers by every Allied nation during the war, and like many other weapons on this list, stayed in frontline service until the 1990s, when it was issued to American tank crews during the Gulf War, and the M3A1 variant is still in service with some militaries and police forces today.
Nambu Type 2A - D
Only prototypes of this 1937 Japanese design were made which were heartily rejected by the Japanese military during tests due to mechanical breakage, malfunctions and extreme unreliability. What few prototypes acquired by the IJA were used during the Battle of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War, before being withdrawn and disposed of.
Machine Guns
KE7 - C
A Swiss auto rifle trialed by the British Army but was rejected in favor of what would become the BREN gun, probably because the KE-7 is Swiss and, therefore, expensive and overengineered. It would be purchased by some Chinese forces, as it was available and chambered in 8mm Mauser, but any records of Chinese use are unfortunately lost.
BREN - A
The British BREN Gun, Czechoslovak in origin, became an institution of British small arms. By the end of the Great War, the British were one of the pioneers of modern combined arms tactics, especially with LMGs, deploying as many of their Lewis Guns and Hotchkiss Portative Guns as possible. After the war, well, that thinking kind of stayed behind in France, because the British were very slow to adopt any changes to their military small arms. Even their SMLEs, obsolete and about to be replaced before the war started, stayed in service. However, one thing in the Great War that got the British going was that they got to see the American Browning Automatic Rifle, which made them look at their steampunk-esque M1909 Benet-Mercies and awkward Lewis Guns and go “well, shite.” Everyone was still using bolt-action rifles and 18kg+ Machine Guns, but the Americans had one of the greatest Automatic Rifles ever developed. And Tommy was not going to take that sitting down. And in 1922, the British Small Arms Committee was going to adopt a Lewis Gun replacement or die trying. Only well, they didn’t. They recommended keeping the Lewis for cost reasons. But eight years later they tried again, and this time they adopted the BREN gun! Only, not quite. First, they adopted the ZB vz.26, a Czechoslovak copy of the BAR. Only, Britain wanted a few changes. So, they adopted the ZB vz. 27, then the ZB vz. 30, then the ZB vz. 32, and finally, in 1935, the ZGB 33 after deciding that they didn’t want to keep writing the “vz.” part in the middle of the name, which became the BREN when it was licensed to be built in Britain. Finally, the BREN had arrived, a fully modern (for the thirties) LMG which was very portable, could sustain long periods of firing with its quick-change barrel and a top mounted magazine (because it was thought that the assistant gunner could assist with reloading). The British loved the BREN, they put it everywhere, in the hands of a trooper, mounted it on tanks and APCs, put it on tripods for anti-aircraft use. Where the British went, the BREN went, and they used it in a frontline role (rechambered for 7.62 NATO) all the way until the Falklands War (and a little beyond). Fun Fact: British soldiers during WW2 would paint or cover their BREN magazines to try and reduce their profile on the battlefield. The adoption of the BREN was one of the few forward-thinking things the British military did between 1918 and 1939 (or really, ever).
Lewis Gun – A
A WW1-era light machine gun, originally American but more associated with the British…. WAIT A SECOND! What is this thing doing here? Didn’t the British spend fifteen years trying to replace this thing!? Well….. Despite being retired, the Lewis gun saw new life as a front line weapon after the massive f***-up that was Dunkirk. The British lost just about everything they possibly could during the evacuation except lives!, so they had to go into their backrooms and pull out whatever they could get, especially the nearly 60,000 .303 firing Light Machine Guns that helped them win the other war with Jerry. And you know what, it turned out that the British still really liked the Lewis Gun, and they put it on as much stuff as the BREN. Funnily enough, because of its vehicle use, almost three times as many Lewis guns were produced for WW2 than WW1. Not only did the British and Commonwealth reuse it, it was captured and used by both the Germans and Japanese (and in a limited number by the US Navy in .30-06). Despite being considered obsolete before the war, the Lewis Gun would be used through the end of the War being withdrawn from British service in 1946.
FG-42 - A
A German automatic rifle/LMG/carbine/sniper rifle/whatever designed for Paratrooper use. And I mean Paratrooper use. The FG 42 designed to be the only weapon that a Fallschirmjager Regiment would be equipped with, replacing rifles, submachine guns, light machine guns and sniper rifles. Originally saw service starting in 1943, it was deeply unpopular with German High Command because it was such a niche weapon and the preference was for the newly developed MP 43 (later known as the STG 43). Although, the Germans didn’t realize what they had in this weapon, and it would go on to influence American post-war LMG design. The version of the FG 42 in game is the late-war Type III.
MG34 - A
An early war German general-purpose machine gun. Though officially replaced by the MG 42 in 1942, the MG 34 was continued to be produced through the end of the war. The MG34 saw service not only with Germany, but also with China.
MG42 - A
An iconic mid/late war German general-purpose machine gun. Again, extra marks for barrel quick-change animation. The MG42 would start to see combat during the later part of the North Africa campaigns and around the middle of the Battle of Stalingrad in the East. The MG 42 would remain in German service until it was replaced by itself, now chambered for 7.62 NATO instead of 8mm Mauser, which would later finally be replaced with itself again, which is still in service with the Bundeswehr. In fact, production of MG3 receivers restarted in 2019, making this gun the second longest serving MG on this list.
Madsen MG - A
The Danish Madsen MG was the first successful production LMG, dating back to before the first World War. Despite seeing service with just about everyone during WW1, the Madsen was only used throughout the entire Second World War by the Norwegian and German Armies, and for about six hours with the Danish Army. Funnily enough, the version in-game is chambered in 6.5x55mm Swedish, which means that the Madsen featured in game is the Norwegian one (although they would’ve called the round 6.5x55mm Krag). Finally, the Madsen MG is still in service today in some South American Militaries and Police Forces, making it the longest serving gun on the list.
VGO – A
The Vickers Gas Operated was an interwar design for aircraft use, only its awkward shape and the fact it fired from an open bolt made it regulated for gun turret roles only, and it soon equipped Jeeps, Armored Cars and Trucks. Eventually it was adapted to a man-portable variant, which was favored by commandos for its compact profile and high rate of fire, one of the few Allied weapons to be able to match the German MG 42 in rate of fire. Despite being designed in the 30s, the “Land Service” variants of the VGO would not be deployed until 1944.
M1922 MG - C
The Darne MG was a crude, cheap French Machine Gun thought to be derived from the Lewis Gun. Originally designed for the Great War, the war ended before any could be ordered, though some we made inter-war for aircraft use. Largely retired before WW2, we know that somehow, somewhere some Darne MGs were still being used or were still in French inventory because they received a German designation, leMG106 (f), although for the life of me I can’t find the source that DICE uses to say it was still in naval use. Also the “M1922” designation was the aircraft observeanti-aircraft mount variant, not the infantry variant (“M1918” or the later “M1933”)
S2-200 – B
The Steyr-Solothurn S2-200 was a German designed, Austrian and Swiss made light machine gun. Adopted by the militaries of Austria and Hungary (now separate), the S2-200 almost didn’t make it into WW2. When Austria was annexed by Germany, the Austrian stocks of the S2-200 were seized by the Waffen-SS and pressed into service. Actual combat use is unconfirmed, but likely. The S2-200 would also serve as the progenitor of a line of aircraft mounted MGs.
M1918A2 – A
The WW2 version of the BAR that saw service throughout the war with the US Army and US Marines. After WW1, the United States Army came to the same conclusion as anyone reading about it since 1918 onward: Walking Fire was dumb. Like, really, really dumb. The only problem was that the US Army had just developed, built and more importantly bought the greatest Walking Fire rifle ever devised; the Browning Automatic Rifle. What was really in fashion now were these things called Light Machine Guns, and oh, boy did the US Army want to get their hands on one. So, some genius thought, “hey, we got ourselves these big, beautiful, essentially perfect Automatic Rifles. Why don’t we just convert them over to LMGs? Just slap a bipod on them and call it a day, eh?” And bam, the M1918A1 was born. Only, it sucked. The A1 just was not cutting it in the light machine gun role, after all it was designed for slow, accurate fire while moving, not stationary suppressive fire. And it was heavy AF. So, the guys at Springfield Armory went back to the drawing boards and did everything they could to increase firepower, decrease weight and assist with cooling. And well, the result was the M1981A2, a Light not-quite-Machine Gun.
M1919A6 – A
The Machine Gun, Caliber .30, Browning, M1919A6 was an American Machine Gun developed from the Browning M1919, which in turn was developed from the Browning M1917, featured in BF1. The Browning M1917 and M1919 were essentially the same gun. Originally developed for tanks (where water cooling was impractical) the M1919 came about once the US Army realized that the M1917 wasn’t running quite hot enough to require water cooling (post-war they would realize that it could’ve definitely benefited from a quick change barrel, but I digress) and the lighter weight of the M1919 was very popular with the machine gunners who used the things. Now, these guns were basically the most perfect Heavy Machine Guns ever seen on God’s green Earth, at least, for WW1. And the US militaries had no complaints about using them for another world war. But… ‘member that LMG thing with the BAR? How it was a “Light not-quite-Machine Gun?” Yeah, even that adaption wasn’t cutting it for the US, especially once soldiers started coming up against the MG 42. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you see it), the US still apparently had that guy with the BAR conversion ideas. “Hey, we got ourselves these big, beautiful, essentially perfect Heavy Machine Guns. Why don’t we just convert them over to LMGs? Just slap a bipod and buttstock on them and call it a day, eh?” And bam, the M1919A6 not-quite-Light Machine Gun was born. It was overweight (insert American joke here), but it actually worked as an LMG, though a stopgap solution at best. It first saw service in 1943 and would last through the end of the war.
Type 97 LMG – A
This Japanese Light Machine Gun is cosmetically similar to the BREN gun, well, because it is similar to the BREN gun. Remember that Czechoslovak ZB vz. 26 that the British kind of, but not really adopted before designing the BREN gun? Yeah, well, you know who bought it and issued it without any fuss? China. You know who lost a lot of battles and therefor small arms to Japan during the early stages of the war? Well, ok, yeah, I guess the US, Britain and the Dutch, but I was thinking China. Some back story first; The Japanese, in the ‘30s, were still using their Type 11 LMGs in a frontline role. Now, the Type 11 was a Hotchkiss-style light machine gun (think a Benet-Mercie from BF1) with a hopper feed system (think Perino 1907 from BF1). And the Japanese were just about the only military in the world to take hopper feeds seriously. They were loose, they let dust and dirt get into the action, and they usually weren’t reliable, but they had one advantage over ammo belt and box magazine systems: you could reload them while firing. To the Imperial Japanese Army, this was a BFD or big deal, because their machine gun doctrine was very much developed, not from the Great War like literally everyone else, but from the Russo-Japanese War. This is why they resisted change for so long, because it had always worked for them before. That is, until they encountered the ZB vz. 26, a modern, reliable LMG that outclassed just about everything that they had in their inventory. With the lessons learned from those captured guns the Japanese were able to develop their own quasi-copy of the gun and called it the Type 97 because all the guys that can think up original names for guns are British. The Type 97 saw service starting in 1937 and was being produced and deployed through the end of the war.
Shotguns
M30 Drilling - B
A German triple barrel shotgun, with two shotgun barrels and a large bore rifle barrel. Issued to the Luftwaffe crews operating in North Africa as a survival weapon, because, for some reason, the Luftwaffe thought that downed aircrews needed protection from tigers, lions or elephants in the deserts of North Africa. They didn’t. The M30 probably didn’t see much frontline use, but I mean, anything’s possible?
12g Automatic - A
The American Browning Auto 5 returns in BFV as the 12g Automatic. It would continue to serve in the US military as a substitute standard through the Vietnam War. However, the extended magazine was a commercial modification and was not actually used by any military.
M1897 - A
The American made and designed Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun (semi-) returns in BFV as the M1897. Originally adopted in the 1890s for military police and guardsmen, the Model 1897 is one of the most identifiable military shotguns ever produced. Unlike in WW1, the WW2-era M1897s were fully developed Trench Guns with bayonet lugs, heat shields and most importantly, brass cased ammo. These weapons were in the US Army, Navy and Marine armories from the beginning of the war until the end, and beyond, finally being replaced by more modern designs in the 1980s after production ended in 1957.
Bolt-Action Rifles and Carbines
Gewehr M95/30 - A
An Austrian bolt-action rifle. The WW1-era Mannlicher M95 was shortened in the thirties, and the ammo was changed. Here’s the thing about the ammo, and I assume why this gun behaves so differently from BF1; it now fires a full power cartridge. Anyone familiar with the BF1 M1895 would know that it is the only smokeless rifle in the game without a sweet spot (Trench variants excepted). This is because during WW1 the Mannlicher M1895 fired 8x50mmR, which was a weaker, semi-smokeless round used in the previous M1886/90 and M1888/90. The Austro-Hungarians just weren’t ready to let go of that 8x50mmR, probably because they weren’t ready to let go of those M1886/90 and M1888/90 rifles, too. But by the thirties, these rifles were long out of date, but the M1895 could handle a much more powerful round, and both Austria and Hungary adopted a new 8x56mmR spitzer cartridge, roughly 25% more powerful than the WW1-era round, which explains the improved performance for BFV.
Krag-Jørgenson - A
The Norwegian M1894 Krag-Jørgensen rifle. A version of the weapon was adopted by the United States in the 1890s, but these M1892 Krags barely got into the Great War and by the time WW2 came around these were long out of US hands. However, these are not those guns. This gun is the Norwegian version of the gun which saw service with the Norwegian Army during the early part of 1940, and the Germans who ordered them to free up Kar98s for other troops.
Lee-Enfield No 4 Mk I - A
A British bolt-action short rifle. There is a saying that armies are always prepared for the last war, and nobody exemplifies that adage like the British, except the Brits weren’t even prepared for that one again. They got caught in the exact same problems they wrangled with in the Great War, chiefly their SMLE was just too complicated to make quickly. Enter the Rifle No 4 Mk I (Pronounced “Rifle Number Four Mark One”). The Rifle No 4 Mk I was a mid-war replacement of the venerable Short Magazine Lee-Enfield, or SMLE, and was based on a simplified SMLE action and furniture. The No 4 Mk I entered service in late 1942 and first saw action during the Tunisian Campaigns, and the No 4 Mk I and the improved No 4 Mk I* would see action throughout the end of the war.
Kar98k - A
A German bolt-action short rifle. Like the British the Germans adopted a newer version of the previous war’s rifle; the Karabiner 98k was a shortened and refined version of the WW1-era Gewehr 98. Unlike the Brits, the Germans had the wherewithal to adopt their new rifle before the war started, not after.
Ross Rifle Mk III – C
A Canadian Bolt Action rifle, the Ross Rifle was developed by Canada because of their inability to acquire Short Magazine Lee Enfields during the Boer War, being as the SMLE was just too complicated to produce… Hmmm, sound familiar? This gun just barely makes the cut in this WW2 game. It was issued to Canadian reservists and coastal defense troops and the British Home Guard but did not see frontline service as far as I can tell.
Type 99 - A
This Japanese bolt-action rifle was developed from the Type 38 (featured in BF1) but was chambered for the much more powerful 7.7mm Arisaka round, and was intended to replace the Type 38, but war production could not keep up with demands. The diminutive 6.5mm Arisaka round was developed to better suit smaller Japanese soldiers but was found to not perform as well with machine guns. The much larger and much more powerful 7.7mm Arisaka round wound up being one of the more powerful rifle rounds of the war. The Type 99 saw service starting in 1939 and was used through the 1950s by various post-war states.
Commando Carbine - A
The De Lisle Carbine was one of the first weapons designed specifically for special operations. It was a mismash of SLME, Thompson and M1911 parts that could fire a .45ACP round 185m at 250m/s while only making 85db of noise. That’s the noise of a loud high five. It saw service from 1942 to 1945 with the British Commandos, Paratroops and the SOE and the American OSS in a very limited capacity.
M28 Con Tromboncino - D
This Italian carbine was an adaptation of their M1891 Special Troop Carbine with a grenade launcher. This rifle with integral grenade launch, a very modern concept, was sadly undercooked and poorly executed. Designed to fire concussion grenades, the system never seemed to work properly and was awkward, heavy and unpopular. It withdrawn from service in 1935. Also, DICE messes up the nomenclature, “M28 Con Tromboncino” means M28 with a little trumpet but the M28 is the official name for the grenade launcher. So, it’s “Grenade launcher with grenade launcher.” It should be M91TS Con Tromboncino or M91/28. The grenade launcher did not see service, but the base rifle did.
Jungle Carbine – A
The Rifle No. 5 Mk I was a shortened and lightened version of the Rifle No. 4 Mk I intended to be used by paratroopers, although many were sent to the Pacific and CBI theaters where their short length was a great asset in jungle fighting. Starting production in 1944, the Rifle No. 5 would be produced for three short years and would see service through the end of the war and into the Korean War and the other small post-war colonial conflicts. It would not gain its nickname “Jungle Carbine” until post war, though. The Rifle No. 5 was phased out of active service in the 50s.
Self-Loading Rifles
Model 8 - F
An American autoloading rifle. You might ask yourself, huh, why is the Remington Model 8 here? Surely this second-line, pre-WW1 hunting-rifle-to-air-rifle that had been out of production for years before the war started is completely unnecessary in a war where automatic rifles were plentiful and common. And you’d be right. I honestly wish I had a lower ranking than F for this one because not only did the Remington Model 8 not see action in WW2, the depiction in-game is also incorrect. The weapon model in BFV is a mixture of different Remington autoloaders; the pistol grip stock comes from a Remington Model 81, the swing swivels from a Police Special, but the wooden foregrip is from an early Remington Model 8. Overall, the weapon model is a mess, made worse by the fact that, historically, this gun should not have even been in this game.
ZH-29 - C
A Czechoslovak semi-automatic rifle. Big, complicated and awkward, this interwar monstrosity was not officially adopted by any military, but it was definitely bought and used by somebody in China. Despite every source on these saying that the Chinese bought them, I cannot figure out who actually used these in China, because due to the way Chinese procurement worked individual regiments were equipped with different equipment, the only common thread being the standardization of 8mm Mauser. Because of that, I can’t honestly say that this gun fought in WW2. Some people say that photos of this gun in Chinese use exist, but I just can’t find any verifiable sources.
RSC - C
The French RSC M1917 makes a return in BFV. Originally developed as a semi-automatic conversion of the venerable Lebel Mle 1889, but realistically it was an almost entirely different weapon. The M1917 might’ve seen limited use at the beginning of WW2, but it is more likely these were RSC M1918, an improved version. At least some of these guns were issued, or were planned to be issued, to German units because it seems the RSC received a German military designation; “Selbstlade-Gewehr 310(f).”
Selbstlader 1906 – F
This WW1-era German prototype rifle did not see service in WW1 and definitely did not see service in WW2. Only one copy of this gun is known to exist and the only reason we know that this pattern exists at all is because it turned up at an auction about fifteen years ago and a corresponding patent was found dating the rifle to 1906. Still, more historically accurate than the Hellriegel.
Anti-Material Rifles
Boys AT Rifle - A
The British Boys Anti-Tank Rifle was one of the last true anti-tank rifle developed (instead of mixed anti-material rifles). It saw service from the beginning of the war through the end, officially, but likely stopped being a frontline weapon sometime around 1943 when the PIAT and M2 Browning became available in numbers. The US Marines used the Boys in the Pacific Theater, both in its intended role and for shooting literally anything else because they’re Marines. It was also used by the Finnish during the Winter War; here’s a picture of some Finnish troopers about to crack open a cold one.
Panzerbüchse 39 – A
The German counterpart to the Boys, the Panzerbüchse 39 was a single shot rifle similar to the WW1-era T-Gewehr it was developed from. Like the Boys, it saw diminishing returns against enemy armor and was officially withdrawn in 1944.
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2019.10.12 01:07 Karl_Magnus_Verum [Documentary] The Minds of Men (2018) by Truthstream Media [Run time: 3:42:34] - A comprehensive, historical study of Psychological Warfare & Manipulation in the 20th century

The Minds of Men
Transcript:
the conference of the United Nations on
international organization is now
convened the United States and the
Soviet Union are now among the chief
artisans of the new international order
[Applause]
the very word secrecy is repugnant in a
free and open society memorandum dated
19th of June 1964 subject Soviet
research and development in the field of
direction and control of human behavior
current research indicates that the
Soviets are attempting to develop a
technology for controlling the
development of behavioral patterns among
the citizenry of the USSR in accordance
with politically determined the
requirements of the system and we are as
a people inherently and historically
opposed to secret societies to secret
oaths and to secret proceedings shortly
before his assassination JFK had been
warning about a system operating from
the shadows and there is very grave
danger that an announced need for
increased security will be seized upon
by those anxious to expand its meaning
there's a very limits of official
censorship and concealment
that I do not intend to permit to the
extent that it's in my control
repeating President Kennedy has been
shot by a would-be assassin in Dallas
Texas stay tuned to CBS News for further
detail 15 is more than an instant to
make a real couple
furthermore the same technology can be
applied to more sophisticated approaches
to the coating of information or
transmittal to the population targets in
the battle for the minds of men we must
guard against the military-industrial
complex the transmitter changes the
message into the signal did you ever
consider what would happen if any of
these sentences were given to say
unwitting people recent research has
become sinful by or at the direction of
the federal government you know up to
now I kept thinking that everything
science it was good now I'm not so sure
[Music]
we must also be alert to the equal and
opposite danger that public policy could
become the captive of a scientific
technological elite
[Music]
on April 13 1953 newly appointed CIA
director Allen Dulles signed off on
MKULTRA the CIA's top secret mind
control project three days before that
he gave a speech on the battle for men's
minds to justify it
[Music]
[Applause]
for Dulles it was a missive into a newly
declared battle for the minds of men and
would come just weeks after he became
CIA director as a countermeasure to
Soviet quote brainwashing
[Applause]
you
the speech effectively launched MKULTRA
he gave a plausible reason for the dark
and disturbing research
[Music]
Dulles would sign the memo creating the
CIA's most notorious secret research
project just three days later and
ironically only a few weeks after the
death of Stalin who had ruled Soviet
Russia for 25 years with an iron fist
[Applause]
[Music]
[Music]
[Music]
super-secret project MKULTRA as it was
called was carried out by the CIA from
1953 to 1964 and when it finally came to
light during the church committee
congressional investigations in 1975 it
proved to be one of the most bizarre
episodes in CIA history it was often
dismissed as a half-cocked effort of a
paranoid Cold War spy agency the public
wouldn't even learn about the project's
existence until the mid-70s NBC News has
new information on mind experiments done
20 years ago without the patient's
knowledge experiments funded by the CIA
decision was made at the highest levels
of the CIA to do testing of unwitting
Americans I hope I have a reasonable
moral standard
MK was a cryptogram for the office of
technical service under the CIA's
clandestine science and technology
division
the huge experimental endeavor would
weaponize science in psychology under
more than a hundred and forty sub
projects but it was really about
controlling human beings both
individually and in mass in every way
researchers could dream of the
initiation of MKULTRA would weaponize
the techniques explored by big science
which for many decades had been funded
and promoted by the Rockefeller Carnegie
and Ford Foundation's while the general
public remains largely ignorant of the
sinister experiments taking place under
taxpayer funding and behind closed doors
Soviet research on the pharmacological
agents producing behavioral effects has
consistently lagged about five years
behind Western research they have been
interested in such research however and
are now pursuing research on such
chemicals as lsd-25 amphetamines
tranquilizers hypnotics and similar materials found the CIA has been testing
the drug LSD on unsuspecting humans when
K alter would mostly be remembered for
its drug experiments I'm going to give
you this cup that contains lysergic acid
100 microgram
well you think it that's acid
[Music]
characterized by hallucinations
illusions distortions of perception and
thinking John getting her recently
retired chief psychologist for the CIA
good disable a whole city by putting a
very small amount on water supply
everything from prostitution studies to
poisons to top-secret weapons like the
heart attack gun grabbed headlines with
sensational accounts of the CIA's
sketchy techniques good evening the
White House disclosed today that the
CIA's drug testing program on
unsuspecting Americans had been more
expensive than the agency had admitted
he is secretly funneled money through
scores of research foundations colleges
hospitals and clinics including a three
hundred and seventy five thousand dollar
grant through the receptor Research Fund
here in Washington the complex and
compartmentalized management of such a
large project through front groups and
with the participation of countless
agencies and institutions to carry out
secret research should be a testament to
just how sophisticated and shadowy
government science had become their
names of doctors their names of
officials the name
former and present CIA officials who
were involved names of hospitals and
depending on how you treated it could be
sensational dr. Sidney Gottlieb the man
in the center was the CIA's chief
chemist and in charge of project MKULTRA
Gottlieb chief of the technical services
staff chemical division who signed off
on each MKULTRA sub project was given
complete immunity in exchange for his
testimony before Congress in a recent
deposition got leave conceded the CIA
was interested in retrograde amnesia or
blanking out a period of time in a
person's memory ultra involved hundreds
of different drugs and substances
hypnosis narco-hypnosis sleep and
sensory deprivation another behavior
modification therapies this information
indicates the CIA was interested in
learning how to erase memory they are
former patients part of a CIA funded
experiment MKULTRA I've heard that it
was the most brutal program under that
under MKULTRA
but like they had complete control over
me tens of thousands of people across
North America and the world were
involved in these experiments drug
testing on American citizens were was
more widespread than previously believed
they included experiments secretly
involving hospitals testing drugs on
terminal cancer patients and enlisting
prisons to experiment on criminal sexual
Psychopaths
military soldiers civilians inmates
hospital patients and even children
without regard to consent it is doubtful
that any meaningful form of consent is
involved in this case virtually no
aspect of potential control of human
beings went untested the work was done
by the late dr. Ewen Cameron it involved
extensive use of potentially dangerous
drugs excessive electric shock treatment
and endless tape recorded messages to
sleeping patients dr. Cameron wanted to
erase rewrite and program the mind and
the person with all new thoughts and
behaviors and he used CIA and
Rockefeller Foundation funding to do it
Cameron wrote this was the way to make
direct controlled changes in personality
is that what you were interested in
[Music]
and it would say over and over again the
actual words that the individual had
said and dr. Cameron's idea apparently
was that if somebody listened to this
long enough that would represent some
kind of a breakdown and a breakdown in a
psychotherapeutic sense some heard the
same message a quarter of a million
times MKULTRA itself had a hundred and
forty nine sub projects at least that we
know about you see in 1972 after
President Nixon fired CIA director
Richard Helms he ordered the destruction
of all MKULTRA documents the committee
was never able to determine the full
scope of the program since one time CIA
director Richard Helms acknowledged that
the program's records were destroyed in
1973 to avoid embarrassment it's only
due to a clerical error that seven boxes
of financial records were spared which
were later released via FOIA requests in
1977 because of this the public will
never fully know how far impaled her
truly went as this 1952 CIA memo says
the aim is controlling an individual to
the point where he will do our bidding
against his will and even against such
fundamental laws of nature as
self-preservation the CIA files that
were made public were referred to in
testimony by participants in the project
such as dr. Charles geschichte der and
dr. Robert lashbrooke as quote
boilerplates
cover files that dr. geschichte are
noted were not worth the paper they were
printed on
so I will never truly know the
particulars of the MKULTRA sub projects
what we can gather from the so called
boilerplate cover files is bad enough
sub project 23 tested the effects of
certain drugs on the central nervous
systems of terminally ill cancer
patients sub project 87 talked about
purification of extremely high potency
allergens with quote greater
potentiality sub project 115 studied the
mentally disturbed in their environment
to gain further insight into influencing
human behavior sub project 40
investigated the feasibility of aerosols
to deliver various psycho chemicals of
interest to the CIA on non psychotic
humans sub project 128 tested a method
of rapid hypnotic induction while sub
project 138 involved body antennas
personal tagging radiant energy
measurement and remote polygraphs but
the most promising means of mind-control
would be largely downplayed both in the
hearings and the media dr. McNulty says
he finds it despicable for a democracy
not to ask an institution if they want
to be involved in such an activity
perhaps he added the plus of a democracy
is eventually we learn about everything
not everything and no time as the CIA
engaged in any political activity or any
intelligence activity and was not
approved at the highest level
[Music]
you
[Music]
there are two major methods of altering
or controlling human behavior the first
is psychological the second
pharmacological neither method would be
very effective for single individuals on
a long-term basis no trial no jail time
no explanation beyond the CIA's need to
create Manchurian candidates Raymond yes
ma'am
do you see the Red Queen yes man yeah
here's what I want you to do key players
given immunity and the main bad guy you
and Cameron vilified in the press pretty
convenient to scapegoat him since he
died a mysterious and untimely death
hiking in the Adirondacks in 1967 even
the newspapers couldn't agree on whether
it was a heart attack or an accident
no one knew that some of the men
directly involved for the most well
respected and celebrated needs published
and leading scientific journals and
defining the fields of psychology
psychiatry and neurology men who simply
went on treating patients as if nothing
ever happened
[Music]
and no one fully grasp that MKULTRA was
simply a dark hallway in a much larger
labyrinth
[Music]
you and Cameron didn't work in a vacuum
allan dulles and you and cameron were
acquaintances who crossed paths and
their OSS days as psychology
increasingly affected warfare cameron
was on the medical panel for nuremberg
and assessed rudolf hess after he
claimed amnesia the Rockefeller
Foundation had provided more than a
hundred and fifty thousand dollars to
establish Miguel's new psychiatry
department which Cameron would head at
the newly created Allen Memorial
Institute built inside of Canadian
shipping magnate Sir Hugh Allen's
raven's crag castle the most
historically elite building in Montreal
cameron would draw from his
distinguished colleagues at mcgill using
sensory deprivation electroshock
treatment deep sleep therapy and tape
loops to erase memories and breakdown
personalities and a paper published in
the 1956 American Journal of Psychiatry
Cameron referred to the technique he
called psychic driving as quote
analogous to the breakdown of the
individual under continuous
interrogation seeking recognition
Cameron hoped to earn a Nobel Prize for
automating psychiatry only three sources
were cited in his work
the first being himself and another
being Donald Hebb with the influence of
his connections cameron rose to
prominence becoming the president of the
canadian american and world Psychiatric
Association's along with numerous other
influential groups he was widely
acknowledged as a leader in the entire
field until he wasn't
what a fine line there was between the
work of a madman
exposed in the worst of the files
released on MKULTRA and the respected
and admired work of his closest
colleagues at McGill who even today are
celebrated as the greatest Canadian
minds of science
but you and Cameron didn't work in a
vacuum stimulation at point to sensation
in thumb and indexfinger quivering
tingling point three voices is late at
night around the carnival somewhere 1934
Montreal Canada McGill University dr.
Wilder Penfield had already mapped out
much of the cerebral cortex by placing
electrodes on the brains of his
epileptic patients point for some sort
of traveling circus I just saw lots of
big wagons that they used to haul
animals in the Rockefeller Foundation
spent more than one and a quarter
million dollars to create McGill's
Montreal Neurological Institute and
recruited Penfield to head it after
ruling out basing his controversial
research in New York the Medical Ethics
differed slightly in Canada and reforms
of the 1930s emphasized the character
and reputation of doctors over any legal
burden on their conduct to satisfy this
dr. Penfield conducted quote treatments
of last resort on only the most serious
of epileptic patients brain surgeon it
has been necessary to operate a good
many men and women many hundreds
and explores the brain under local
anesthesia with the cultivation project
while simultaneously undergoing a study
of the brain to make the price of open
brain surgery worth it a little lower
Dom that pencil-like instrument in his
hand is an electrode each time he
applies it to the patient's brain a weak
electric current stimulates that part of
the brain point-seven movement of the
tongue point 8 yes I heard voices down
along the river somewhere man's voice
and a woman's voice calling nearly two
decades earlier Wilder Penfield have
become Sir Sherrington most
distinguished pupil Penfield trained at
Oxford under a Rhodes Scholarship who
were known for recruiting top American
students to become elite agents of
global influence in their fields it was
Sherrington who introduced Penfield to
neurology and Penfield dedicated all his
books to his mentor real legacy stuff
point 11 in facilities Rita was visiting
when I was a child
this was experienced from his earlier
life it is faded from his recollected
memory he claims in this way that he
avoided outright experimentation these
are not experiments though few other
labels could truthfully be put on his
probings is it true that one does not
feel pain in the brain itself no it
doesn't hurt to stimulate the brain I
had a dream I wasn't here
I hear people coming in I hear music now
an old Sally held in the radio a funny
little piece these reenactments
contained both visual and auditory
elements in them this was an incident of
childhood which she could never have
recalled without the aid of the
stimulating electrode you'll see how it
evokes a body movement or a sensation
electrical stimulation was carried out
at 60 cycles to millisecond pulses at 2
volts point 27 it is winter and the wind
is blowing outside and I'm waiting for a
train now if I stimulated gain further
forward ready
the week through all if he's awake
through it all and he can tell the
surgeon things that will be helpful to
the cert on in terms of this brain
mapping that place kept awake that's why
he's kept awake you know process we have
stumbled quite accidentally on the fact
that there is recorded in the nerve
cells of the human brain the complete
record of a stream of consciousness and
Penfield identified their association
with areas of the brain for motor
movements for speech for memory and
other complex brain functions
I seem to your little voices then the
voices of people calling from building
to building somewhere I do not know
where it is
but it's very familiar they seem to be
run down buildings even found parts of
the brain that stimulated auditory and
visual hallucinations and where dreams
were stored or at least stirred from
dream is starting there are a lot of
people in the living room one of them is
my mother there's a useful practical
procedure to stimulate the cortex look
good the electrode were called the smell
of burnt toast in the woman's mind which
had seared into her memory during a key
seizure I smell burnt toast for this
moment
Penfield was later dubbed the greatest
living Canadian even though he was
American by birth and he only later took
citizenship the Canadian government even
made a commercial about this scene to
celebrate his life we just
the greatest Canadian alive Penfield
destroyed The Associated part of the
brain and she was quote cured but not
all patients were so lucky a patient
referred to as DT became speechless
during the removal of a large portion of
the dominant side of his brain and died
of pneumonia a week later withdrawn and
unable to speak
despite the deliberate destruction of
the man's brain
Penfield sombrely noted that the autopsy
showed no obvious cause of the
speechlessness or of his death for
Penfield these risky experimental
surgeries were worth it he was creating
what was known as the homunculus a
veritable map for the outer cortex and a
code towards understanding the inner
workings of the brain under Penfield
McGill became a gravity a central focal
point for future research to orbit
around not so much for the cure of brain
diseases like epilepsy though that's who
would move forward but in the quiet
conspiracy of brain doctors and their
patrons who had become determined to
identify the buttons of the brain and
push them for shadowy agencies of the
government in the trenches of neuro
physiological control was Donald Olding
had a Canady who started at McGill and
education left finding influence an
experimental psychologist behaviorist
Karl Lashley had returned to McGill in
1937 under a Rockefeller fellowship to
work with dr. Penfield Penfield's
homunculus provided have with a map to
behavior inside the functions of the
brain by the time he published his
seminal 1949 work
the organization of behavior he'd spent
more than a decade and a half studying
learning learning and the neurological
sense of actions in the brain and
learning in the sense of conditioned
behavior the brain a puffy mass of cells
of might
bonding imprinting and early experiences
had a huge influence in the development
of personality and could be used to
predict future behavior as well we have
to learn through our own past behavior
the significance of the impressions our
sense organs bring to us and if it were
true in primates and other higher
animals it may also be true in humans
Donald Hebb was placed at the head of
McGill psychology department the work at
McGill provided a new blueprint for
conkers of the mind to follow and the
military and national security agencies
wasted no time in seizing upon its dark
potential in June 1951 a clandestine
meeting on MKULTRA precursor projects
Bluebird and artichoke was convened at
the ritz-carlton hotel in Montreal to
coordinate what else mind control
research professor Donald Hebb who had
been secretly placed at the head of
behavioral research for Canada's defense
research board was a key participant
along with two Americans identified in
meeting notes simply as CIA dr. had
provided an approach to the military
application of confessions
interrogations and the use of
psychological coercion to change one's
beliefs and values it was based around
sensory deprivation the simplest path to
intervention in an individual mind had
proposed that quote cutting off all
sensory stimulation the individual could
be led into a situation whereby ideas
etc might be implanted that a mind
plucked from reality through shutting
off the senses could be easily softened
remoulded or even shattered the
psychological aspects of behavioral
control would include not only
conditioning by repetition and training
but such things as hypnosis deprivation
isolation manipulation of guilt feelings
subtle or overt threats social pressure
and so on
he quickly received ample funding from
the Canadian government a CIA front
group and foundations like the
Rockefeller and Ford Foundation's to
test out his sensory deprivation
theories on graduate student volunteers
at McGill looks to me like he's been on
an accident no this is an experiment
that took place at McGill University
students volunteered to participate in
this study of human behavior under
extreme and prolonged monotony they were
isolated and immobilized in a small
little their arms placed in large
cardboard tubes up to the fingertips
with light diffusing goggles placed over
their eyes the little rooms were
soundproof except for a constant white
noise generated by a small
air-conditioner
these conditions continued 24 hours a
day even at mealtimes it didn't take
long for the subjects and hebbs black
box to break down with head riding of
one man the subjects very identity had
begun to disintegrate the extreme
sensory deprivation of hebbs experiment
proved blatantly devastating few of the
volunteers could take it for more than
two or three days it was impossible for
most of these students to take it for
more than 24 or 48 hours at least four
participants in hebbs experiment openly
referred to it as torture the monotony
from a lack of sensory stimulation
amounted to much more than mere boredom
it unveiled a mind that lost complete
touch with reality when it fell out of
contact with it the psychologists do
heaven is associates who conducted these
experiments found that deprived of
ordinary everyday sensory experiences
the subjects began to lose touch with
reality
dr. have discovered a clear threshold at
which a man's mind any mind would break
down within a matter of days many
participants hallucinate it within just
48 hours those who stuck it out began to
see things human some felt their heads
had become disconnected from their body
others felt they had two bodies one
claimed he saw purposeful squirrels
marching with sacks over their shoulders
while another claimed he'd been attacked
by pellets fired from a miniature rocket
ship Donald Hebb and his researchers
concluded a changing sensory environment
seems essential for human beings noting
that without it a major breakdown in
thought processes akin to a psychotic
break could be quickly achieved in just
a few simple inexpensive steps they had
also discovered that a total lack of
sensory stimuli made a person highly
suggestible
with long-lasting effects not only were
Hebb and his team able to make their
subjects believe in ghosts poltergeists
and outlandish stories after spending
time and sensory deprivation isolation
but even weeks later many of them retain
their fear of the paranormal often in
spite of their previous beliefs the
implications for brainwashing
indoctrination and re-education were
staggering
although the Canadian government and
intelligence agencies had classified
Habs work it leaked out through stories
from the volunteers raising questions in
Congress in the mid 50's
the National Institutes of Health
Director Robert Felix testified at a
hearing that if you deprive someone of
their senses for long enough they will
become totally disoriented in time in
space and in their entire thought
process without external stimuli one is
left in a closed circuit thoughts will
go round and round and round in an
endless loop when the information is fed
back in and it's the only information
available what else could be the result
but that even nonsense
would be a logical conclusion when
isolation is used as a weapon dr. Felix
made clear anyone could be broken down
by this technique
in the coming years have been Pinfield
were surrounded by MKULTRA research at
the epicenter of mcgill neuroscience the
to train numerous acolytes who had
spread their influence in the field
across the globe one of them was dr.
Maitland Baldwin a protege of heaven pin
fields who also studied removal of the
brain at McGill Baldwin was known for
his bizarre monkey experimentation which
involved giving LSD to monkeys after
surgically removing portions of their
brains
he also transplanted the head of one
monkey onto the body of another that
kind of stuff he not only continued
hebbs sensory deprivation experiments
but pushed them much much farther
although he admitted that anything
beyond two days would likely cause
irreparable psychological damage
something Baldwin discovered while at
the National Institute of Mental Health
when he placed an army volunteer in a
specially designed box and witnessed the
man break down into heart-rending sobs
before kicking his way out after just 40
hours
Baldwin felt certain that the cruel yet
simple technique of sensory deprivation
could break anybody regardless authors
Alfred McCoy John marks than others have
reported that Baldwin was quite willing
to do terminal type experiments in this
area if the CIA would provide him with
expendable subjects history claims it
was actually the CIA who declared
Baldwin's proposal as immoral and
inhumane
and stopping it before he could begin so
he went ahead with monkeys instead the
results of his research remain
classified to this day hab had refused
to go further in the interrogation
experiments his funding was cut a year
later a bro to the Canadian Defense
Board expressing his frustration at
doing the thankless work for the CIA
while his research was suppressed and
not allowed to be published while the
CIA turned a hebbs colleague at McGill
you and Cameron to continue the
experimentation that HAP had begun
author Alfred McCoy claims that a
lawsuit forced the Canadian government
to admit heads close ties with the CIA
including a 1963 briefing that coincided
with the release of the agency's kubark
manual the counterintelligence
interrogation and psychological torture
manual based largely on hebbs findings
in addition to granting have a special
CIA security clearance in 1964
ultimately Hebb a respected university
figure was willing to go only so far
with his debilitating research
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if the CIA was serious about pursuing
behavior modification and mind control
then it would need a team of serious
investigators to carry out scientific
experiments regarding the very
mechanisms underlying behavior itself
and thus the mind in the essential
question is man programmable like a
machine like a machine and watching an
electronic data processing system and
operation you are struck by how few
people are involved this impression is
misleading there are more people behind
the scenes than first meets the eye
during the early 1950s dr. hebat taken
part in the CIA's top-secret project
blue bird which aimed to develop
techniques to get people to quote sing
like a bluebird even against their own
will as experimentation continued
Bluebird quickly evolved into project
artichoke which in turn evolved into
what would become MKULTRA and subsequent
covert projects thereafter a covert
organized scientific research had
already begun years earlier under the
auspices of government committees and
private foundations leading up to World
War two early on a number of social
scientists psychiatrist and
psychologists were tapped for the
presidential Advisory Committee for
national morale in order to advise the
government and military on psychological
warfare in anticipation of America's
entrance into the war the morale
committee conducted in-depth research
much of it classified into psychological
operations encountering enemy propaganda
while ensuring the American public's
support for the war through domestic
propaganda the committee also proposed
secret research into methods of enhanced
interrogation that could be used to make
people talk against their will channel
through the office of the coordinator of
information is what came to be known as
the TD or truth drug pride
the office of the coordinator of
information would soon merge into the
science-based Office of Strategic
Services or OSS the clandestine wartime
precursor to the CIA
these early truth drug experiments would
be carried out in secret but apparently
with little success under the cover that
the OSS was attempting to find a cure
for shell-shocked some of the new trends
in the USSR are as follows a the
adoption of a multidisciplinary approach
integrating biological social and
physical mathematical research and
attempts to better understand and
eventually to control human behavior in
a manner consonant with national plans
but the computer continuously and
instantly solves the problem and sends
the answer to the guns as trained and
elevation orders in May 1942 just a few
weeks before the OSS was officially
created a small invitation-only meeting
was held on quote cerebral inhibition
that would change everything it centered
around two topics hypnosis and the
conditioned reflex the Josiah Macy jr.
Foundation a private philanthropy tied
to the Rockefeller oil Empire and later
outed as a CIA front during the MKULTRA
revelations in the 1970s would host the
meeting Macy's Foundation president and
neurologist Frank Fremont Smith
well-connected to an inner core of elite
scientific operatives brought together a
cross-disciplinary panel of ranking
academics deeply meshed within both the
scientific agenda of the major private
foundations and the wartime intelligence
effort to weaponize science in light of
technological advances off-the-record
these people would discuss what could be
done about the problem
chairman warren s McCulloch a
neurophysiologist at the University of
Illinois sneer Psychiatric Institute who
fancied himself an investigative
philosopher of the
nervous system in relation to human
consciousness stress is laid on a
competent neurological examination is
cybernetic quest to understand the brain
mind problem would come to be known as
second order cybernetics anthropologist
Margaret Mead and her husband social
scientist Gregory Bateson members of the
morale committee who would quickly
become OSS agents using Foundation and
military grants to study cultures at a
distance breakdown psychology of groups
at design black propaganda and their
upstairs neighbor Macy's vice president
Lawrence K Frank who directed the
Rockefeller Foundation Child Development
Program and influence behaviorist
changes at public schools that would
lead to the federal Head Start program
physiologist Arturo Rosen Bluth of
Mexico City who studied homeostasis and
biological organisms under frequent
Macy's Foundation collaborator Walter B
cannon Rosen Bluths work with math
prodigy Norbert Wiener was now on the
verge of a breakthrough that would alter
our society forever and psychoanalyst
Lawrence Kuby another member of the
morale committee who would carry out
unethical truth drug research for the
OSS alongside future MKULTRA contractor
George hunter white this man worked on
some of these programs he would write of
his work it was fun fun fun Kuby would
later reflect on his experiments on
prisoners with white writing I look back
fondly on those days what great fun we
had trained in psychiatry and later as
an experimental neuro pathologist at the
elite Rockefeller Institute for medical
research Kuby studied under Penfield's
mentors Sir Sherrington at Oxford where
he developed a significant theory that
neuroses escalate due to excitation
waves that build up tension by cycling
through closed loops in the nervous
system
the leading topic at the 1942 Macy's
conference was the covert use of
hypnosis presented by FBI asset Milton H
Erickson a pioneer of implanted hypnotic
suggestion who would later contract with
both the OSS and CIA though there are no
published records from this meeting
psychologist Lawrence coupie a key
member of the Macy's conference wrote
about their work together in his 1939
paper on experimental neurosis and man
where he explains how Erikson is able to
implant false memories and hypnotic
commands into subjects who later display
the fearful symptoms of neurosis Kuby
describes how quote psychotic emotional
storms could be triggered on command by
hypnotic cues
in an OSS plot to send coded messages
through hypnotized couriers you can ask
the subject to develop an amnesia for
certain experiences or certain classes
of experiences or certain attitudes for
certain learnings because we have not in
trance you need merely to direct the
ideas which the subject is to respond
[Music]
gnosis rolled over into the group's
second presentation on the conditioned
reflex presented by psychologist Howard
Liddell who established Cornell
University's behavior farm laboratory
where a rational stimulus and response
patterns were found to trigger
artificial neurosis and sheep and other
animals a devotee of Russian
physiologist Ivan Pavlov Howard Liddell
used the techniques of conditioned
response that Pavlov had developed to
study the conditions between the central
nervous system and emotions these
experiments proved that motivations like
hunger could be exploited and the
psychological response to stimulus
whether pain fear or reward could be
gamed to create experimentally induced
neuroses
which is a little different than torture
like other Macy's attendings Ladell had
been recruited by the National Research
Council which had with Macy's Foundation
funding formed a number of emergency
committees including a division of
anthropology and psychology it was in
this spirit of marrying science and
research to efforts and espionage that
the meeting commenced entangled in the
secrecy and urgency of the war if you
are working in a defense related area
your plant must be a strong island of
vigilance amid the potential security
threats on every thought in our nation's
defense against the spy but the most
important conversation happened in the
lunchroom when our Toro Rosen Bluth told
the other attendees about his work with
math genius Norbert Wiener on so called
teleology and goal seeking devices as it
turned out the behavior of organisms and
machines could be neatly and simply
modeled around the feedback loop
Margaret Mead was so riveted that she
chipped a tooth though she didn't
realize it until later she said
recalling the meeting it was 1942 when
you really design what needed to be done
as members dispersed to tend to their
roles of wartime scientific research but
the Macy's group would not end there ten
more Macy's conferences were planned on
what the group informally called the man
machine project a new science of control
based largely on Norbert wieners work
during the first world war Norbert
Wiener studied artillery fire as a
soldier and math expert what was then
permanent by World War two Norbert
Wiener had automated anti-aircraft
artillery fire along with his partner
electrical engineer Julian Bigelow it
was one of the outstanding achievements
of the war improving accuracy to a
science by radar the information is fed
by electric cable to a director and we
now have the basic elements of a
differential this mechanical quiz kid
digests the data and automatically come
keeps the right lead the other two parts
then are inputs the sum is 6 inches
it used automatic tracking systems that
would make decisions or adjustments
based on the feedback of changes in
course speed or winds don't fire at
where the target is now
it was all negative feedback really the
calculus of the space of what hadn't
quite happening yet like a duck hunter
weiners goal seeking machines would lead
the target and time the intersection of
the bird and a shot the potential
maneuvers are weighed and considered
then done or not done or not done like
an arm extended to reach for a glass
moving exactly the distance needed in
order to grasp it intricate activity in
the nervous system that carries out
muscle contractions or muscle and
ambitions countless times over keeping
the body on track to grab the water but
the mind wants to drink what if the
brain worked like a computer if so could
it be decoded and reprogrammed
[Music]
this rotund and notoriously
absent-minded genius had constructed a
formula for what he termed cybernetics a
phrase he had coined out of the Greek
word kubernetes or steersman his 1948
book underwritten by the Rockefeller
Foundation and written primarily for
train scientist summed up cybernetics as
control and communication in the animal
and the machine its popularity triggered
the 1950 follow up the human use of
human beings cybernetics in society
dropping the heavy math that outlined a
whole new era our first assignment was
communication maintaining the nervous
system of the arsenal of democracy
communication it was during these inner
war years and had a confidential meeting
in Princeton that Warren McCulloch
and his words began conspiring with
Rosen Bluth and Fremont Smith on the
interdisciplinary meetings to follow by
the time the Macy's conference reformed
in March of 1946 they knew in principle
at least that the brain and the computer
had a common link in their operating
systems both work through inputs and
outputs so interface should
theoretically be possible now technology
from the war and provided a unique
opportunity for researching these
questions in practical terms
the outstanding feature in addition to
the interdisciplinary approach is a new
concern for mathematical approaches to
an understanding of behavior
particularly notable are attempts to use
modern information theory automata
theory and feedback concepts in
interpreting the mechanisms by which the
second signal system ie
speech and associated phenomena affect
human behavior
the first official Macy's cybernetics
conference was held in March 1946 just a
few months before the passage of the
National Mental Health Act which gave
the federal government a new mandate not
just to treat but prevent mental illness
establishing the National Institute of
Mental Health known during the first six
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2019.08.11 20:23 AwayResolution Epstein was a CIA asset. The main players behind the worldwide child trafficking scandal are none other than the secret services - CIA, MI6, Mossad. Here is a collection of evidence.

Following the Epstein "suicide", it's more clear than ever that there is an organization which uses children in pedophilic sex parties, in order to blackmail and control powerful people. These children are frequently murdered by these sick individuals. Some can also be traumatized for the purpose of creating dissociative personalities so they can be mind-controlled. For a full breakdown of the worldwide scandals, see this list and this documentary - both of which are non-exhaustive and already out of date, such is the scale of this operation.
Common traits of these scandals are:
Now ask yourself, what is the one type of organization which can accomplish all of these things? There is only one.
The secret services.
The only organization which would have the authority and the means to accomplish all these feats, to assert such a degree of control over all the outcomes, is military intelligence. Other entities may be involved - billionaires for example - but money can only accomplish so much. Yes you can purchase a newspaper and have journalists write something, but you can't just pay someone to murder someone in a prison and make it look like suicide. Prison security need to be moved, clearance needs to be given. People need to be so scared that they keep their mouth shut. The only way you do this is by having significant amounts of money and resources at your disposal, but also authority over them.
Here is a collection of evidence supporting this assertion:
  1. Epstein flew a helicopter which shared tail numbers with a covert US military helicopter used by DynCorp. Dyncorp has a history of child trafficking scandals in many countries and is owned by Steve Feinberg (US intelligence board). Epstein's pilot is rumored to be in US intelligence and a Mossad agent, Junkerman, has flown on his jet. Summary. Epstein's close associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, is the child of media baron Robert Maxwell, who had links to British, Israeli, and Russian secret service. Epstein got off very lightly in 2008 for sexually abusing underage girls. The current labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, gave him a very lenient deal. Who can pull the strings to make this happen? Either Acosta is a part of the conspiracy, or another entity was forcing his hand - the only entity that is capable of doing so is military intelligence. AG William Barr worked in Epstein's legal team. Barr's father, Donald Barr, was in the OSS, which was the precursor to the CIA. Donald Barr gave Epstein his first job as a math teacher in an elite, politically connected school, even though Epstein did not have any qualifications or even a college degree. And assuming that Epstein didn't commit suicide, whoever had him killed was able to make a murder look like suicide, inside a prison, while the target was under suicide watch. Guards were apparently told to leave the area due to maintenance, and CCTV camera footage was either prevented or confiscated Source. Only military intelligence operatives have the resources to pull this off. Epstein's murder, whether real or faked, was the CIA disposing of a loose asset.
  2. It is a documented historical fact that the CIA engaged in child trafficking, including child sexual abuse, to blackmail useful officials, in the MK Ultra project. Source 1 Source 2. Note that only a small portion of the documents for this project ever came to light - the majority were destroyed.
  3. The Franklin Scandal. The ring leader of the pedophile blackmail ring, Larry King, had ties to US Intelligence. Source, page 34 In a subsequent scandal involving a "call-boy ring" in Washington D.C., an associate of King's, Craig Spence, committed suicide in a hotel. The mysterious Spence was "a CIA asset" and had bugged his home so he could blackmail powerful people. Source, page 279
  4. Paul Bonacci, who was awarded $1m by a judge for the sexual abuse done to him by Larry King, was also involved in a MK-Ultra follow-up mind control operation called Monarch (also confirmed by other survivors). He directly named Colonel Michael Aquino as one of the leads in the project. Aquino worked for navy intelligence. Around this time, allegations of child sex abuse were being leveled at army bases all over the United States. Source. So it seems, at least in the 70s and 80s, there was a dedicated program by the US military for child trafficking, sexual abuse, and mind control.
  5. The Belgium Scandal. A key witness, Regina Louf, alleged that convicted child rapist and murderer Marc Dutroux kidnapped children, including her, for businessman Michel Nihoul. Louf alleged that Nihoul had hidden cameras and that she had to make sure her rapists were in the camera's field of view. Louf's allegations were independently corroborated by many other witnesses, many of whom could give intimate case details such as room layouts. Nihoul was found not guilty, after judges overruled the jury's guilty verdict. Louf was also discredited by the Belgian government's own TV station, which labelled her a deranged liar. The case was the subject of a massive public outcry after police made a huge number of serious mistakes, such as even neglecting to search a basement after children's voices could be heard - this mistake led to the children starving to death in their basement cell. Many witnesses related to the case died in mysterious circumstances, such as committing suicide despite having no personal problems, or having car accidents.Source 1 Source 2 Again, which organization has the ability to influence national media, influence senior judges, influence police, and kill people to make it look like suicide or an accident? The security services.
  6. The Hampstead cover-up, in which two children related that their father forced them to engage in satanic ritual abuse at their school and at a church, as well as pedophilic parties with their father's friends, including cutting off babies' heads. Babies were supplied to the cult by social services. An experienced police detective is on record saying he believed the children and their mother. The authorities quickly closed ranks on the situation, with a judge removing the children from their mother, which goes against lawful procedure. Medical examinations by experienced professionals proved that the children had been sexually abused (vaginal and anal examinations). Crucial evidence was withheld from hearings. Child protection authorities and the Home Office was silent and inactive. To cover up information related to the case, all major media outlets were served with a defense advisory (DA) notice - a DA notice is an official request to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects which would compromise military or intelligence operations. Source.
  7. In 1987 a satanic cult in Washington D.C., the Finders, was investigated after children were seen being apparently trafficked by two well-dressed men. At the properties of the Finders, investigators discovered evidence of satanic ritual abuse, blackmail, sophisticated communication technology, and explosives. The CIA took over the investigation and declared it an "internal matter". No further investigation was permitted. Source
  8. Ronald Bernard confesses in an emotional interview about having to sacrifice children to prove yourself as a psychopath in the financial elite. He also says that "secret services are actually criminal organizations ... they will stop at nothing. They have their flows of money from trading drugs, weapons, people. All that money has to come from somewhere, everything has to be financed." Source
  9. The Jersey scandal (full breakdown here). A policeman, Lenny Harper, investigating a children's care home (which Jimmy Savile frequently visited), claims he recovered forensic evidence that children were killed and incinerated in the basement. In March 2008, BBC television personality Jimmy Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper which had, wrongly he claimed, linked him in several articles to the child abuse scandal at Haut de la Garenne. Savile initially denied visiting Haut de la Garenne, but later admitted that he had done so, following the publication of a photograph showing him at the home surrounded by children. The States of Jersey Police said that in 2008 an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the home in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been insufficient evidence to proceed. The forensic evidence found on the site was repeatedly compromised when it was sent to the UK for analysis. Lenny Harper received many death threats and was attacked by Jersey's local media, and some national media outlets. A journalist who later tried to investigate was arrested, held for 12 hours at Heathrow airport, and banned from the island. Vice article The list of suspects in the case include British government officials. According to Harper, Chief Minister for Jersey Frank Walker (OBE) warned Harper that his investigation could "bring the government down". In September 2008, the investigation team was changed. David Warcup, the leader of the new team, said there was "no evidence" that children were killed at Haut and that Harper's information he gave to the press were not accurate. Warcup said that the bones were animal bones and that the 60 milk teeth had come out naturally. Telegraph article 2 The new team also claimed that a child's skull was actually a piece of coconut (citing no scientific analysis), going against statements made by two anthropologists that it was a skull fragment as it contained collagen, and moreover that it was "fleshed and fresh" when it had been burned. Source Warcup said that the bones which were found could have been hundreds of years old, however an expert told Harper that they could only be a few decades old. Source 2 MP John Hemming said that he had no doubt that there were efforts to cover up the murder evidence. BBC article
  10. A man called Carl Beech claimed that in the 70s and 80s he and a number of other boys were raped by powerful people in London. He made claims specifically against twelve people, including the former Members of Parliament Harvey Proctor (who had already been convicted of gross indecency for having sex with teenage boys) and Greville Janner, the former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, the former Prime Minister Edward Heath, the former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Bramall, the former Director of the Secret Intelligence Service Maurice Oldfield, and the former Director-General of MI5 Michael Hanley. Beech claimed that he was abused at a number of places including Dolphin Square, the Carlton Club, and various other places in the Home Counties. Beech also falsely claimed that the group murdered three children: two for sexual pleasure, and a third to intimidate the others. Proctor's solicitors told him that Beech had alleged that he had seen Proctor repeatedly stab a 12-year-old boy before strangling him to death, and that he himself had been raped by Proctor. The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, said in December 2014 that experienced officers had concluded that the allegations were "credible and true". McDonald was later criticised for the statement, and it was retracted. The investigating team was changed, no further evidence was found, and Beech was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Source
  11. Natacha Jaitt, a playboy model, alleged that she had evidence of a VIP child abuse ring, involving journalists and politicians in Argentina. She tweeted that "Notice: I will not commit suicide. I won’t be bought off or drown in a bath tub, nor will I shoot myself in the head. So, if that happens: I wasn’t me. Save this tweet." She was later found dead of an apparent drug overdose - her lawyer and brother suspect foul play. Source
  12. Former police officer Mark Minnie wrote an explosive book detailing a pedophile ring in South African government. Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version - that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. "The fact that the suicide note was found doesn't necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could've written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else's pistol already raises questions," investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw told South Africa's radio 702. Source
  13. Imane Fadil was a Moroccan ex-model who became a celebrity after becoming a key witness in the 2013 “Rubygate” trials which accused the media mogul and ex-Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi of “child prostitution”. Fadil was also looking to be a witness in a related investigation (dubbed “Ruby ter”) that is still ongoing. In 2018, Fadil claimed in an interview that Berlusconi’s infamous “parties” lead to dark, satanic rituals. She was also in the process of writing a tell-all book about Rubygate and the dark secrets of Berlusconi. The name of the projected book was quite evocative: I Met the Devil. However, in the past weeks, things dramatic turn. Imane Fadil died in a hospital room in Milan on March 1st after a month of agony. Media sources reported her death only 15 days after the fact, mostly because authorities announced the opening of a homicide investigation. Indeed, the cause of Fadil’s death is currently believed to be “murder by radioactive poisoning”. Source
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2019.03.30 09:55 robot301_02 英国经济学人反思西方民主:民主出了什么问题 by 4金玉满堂 on 2014-03-05

What's gone wrong with democracy
民主出了什么问题
Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?
民主是20世纪最成功的政治理念。为什么它陷入了麻烦,怎样做能拯救它?
【日期】2014年2月27日
【素材提供】灰色空间
【翻译】storm111

THE protesters who have overturned the politics of Ukraine have many aspirations for their country. Their placards called for closer relations with the European Union (EU), an end to Russian intervention in Ukraine’s politics and the establishment of a clean government to replace the kleptocracy of President Viktor Yanukovych. But their fundamental demand is one that has motivated people over many decades to take a stand against corrupt, abusive and autocratic governments. They want a rules-based democracy.
颠覆了乌克兰政治的反对者们对国家有很多热切的期望。他们张贴的布告要求与欧盟建立更紧密联系,结束俄罗斯对乌克兰政治的干预,建立取代窃国总统维克托·亚努科维奇的廉洁政府。但他们的基本诉求只有一个:发动群众,反对过去几十年来腐败又擅权妄为的政府。他们要*河蟹*下的皿煮。
It is easy to understand why. Democracies are on average richer than non-democracies, are less likely to go to war and have a better record of fighting corruption. More fundamentally, democracy lets people speak their minds and shape their own and their children's futures. That so many people in so many different parts of the world are prepared to risk so much for this idea is testimony to its enduring appeal.
易于理解为何如此。皿煮国家在富裕程度上胜过非皿煮国家,更少发生战乱,更有力地惩治腐败。更为根本地,皿煮让人们说出诉求,塑造自我,塑造其孩子的未来。世界各地的人们跃跃欲试,正说明了皿煮的不朽魅力
Yet these days the exhilaration generated by events like those in Kiev is mixed with anxiety, for a troubling pattern has repeated itself in capital after capital. The people mass in the main square. Regime-sanctioned thugs try to fight back but lose their nerve in the face of popular intransigence and global news coverage. The world applauds the collapse of the regime and offers to help build a democracy. But turfing out an autocrat turns out to be much easier than setting up a viable democratic government. The new regime stumbles, the economy flounders and the country finds itself in a state at least as bad as it was before. This is what happened in much of the Arab spring, and also in Ukraine’s Orange revolution a decade ago. In 2004 Mr Yanukovych was ousted from office by vast street protests, only to be re-elected to the presidency (with the help of huge amounts of Russian money) in 2010, after the opposition politicians who replaced him turned out to be just as hopeless.
而这些天被基辅的事件撩拨起的兴奋中混杂着焦虑,一个令人不安的模式不断复现——从一个首都到另一个首都。人们云集于大广场。政权所准的暴徒们试着回击,却在群众的不妥协和全球媒体的报道下丧失了胆气。然后政权崩溃,世界拍手称快,再帮着建立民主。但是赶走独裁者远比建立一个可行的民主政府更为容易。新政权步履维艰,经济上困难重重,国家发现自己的状态和之前一样糟。这就是阿拉伯之春中的常事,也是十年前乌克兰橙色革命中所发生的。
Between 1980 and 2000 democracy experienced a few setbacks, but since 2000 there have been many
1980年至2000年,民主小受挫折,但自2000年至今,挫折已经很多了。
Democracy is going through a difficult time. Where autocrats have been driven out of office, their opponents have mostly failed to create viable democratic regimes. Even in established democracies, flaws in the system have become worryingly visible and disillusion with politics is rife. Yet just a few years ago democracy looked as though it would dominate the world.
民主正经历艰难时刻。凡是独裁者被赶下台的地方,他的反对者也大多没能建立可行的民主政权。即便建立了民主,系统的罅隙也让人见之心忧,然后民主就随政治失序而幻灭。可就在几年前,民主看起来就要主宰世界了呀。
In the second half of the 20th century, democracies had taken root in the most difficult circumstances possible—in Germany, which had been traumatised by Nazism, in India, which had the world’s largest population of poor people, and, in the 1990s, in South Africa, which had been disfigured by apartheid. Decolonialisation created a host of new democracies in Africa and Asia, and autocratic regimes gave way to democracy in Greece (1974), Spain (1975), Argentina (1983), Brazil (1985) and Chile (1989). The collapse of the Soviet Union created many fledgling democracies in central Europe. By 2000 Freedom House, an American think-tank, classified 120 countries, or 63% of the world total, as democracies.
20世纪下半叶,民主在最恶劣的环境中扎根了——在被纳粹荼毒的德国,在有世界上最多贫困人口的印度,90年代,在被种族隔离弄得面目全非的南非。在非洲和亚洲,去殖民化缔造了一大批民主国家;在希腊(1974)、西班牙(1975),在阿根廷(1983),巴西(1985)和智利(1989),独裁政权也让位给民主;
在中欧,苏联的解体孵化出民主的幼鸟。到了2000年,美国智库“自由之家”把120个——全世界63%的国家,归于民主麾下。
Representatives of more than 100 countries gathered at the World Forum on Democracy in Warsaw that year to proclaim that “the will of the people” was “the basis of the authority of government”. A report issued by America’s State Department declared that having seen off “failed experiments” with authoritarian and totalitarian forms of government, “it seems that now, at long last, democracy is triumphant.”
那一年,超过100个国家的代表汇聚在华沙的世界民主论坛,宣告:“人民的意志是政府权力之基。”美国国务院发布的报告宣称,向威权和集权政府这种“失败试验”道别。“就是现在,皿煮终获胜利。”
Such hubris was surely understandable after such a run of successes. But stand farther back and the triumph of democracy looks rather less inevitable. After the fall of Athens, where it was first developed, the political model had lain dormant until the Enlightenment more than 2,000 years later. In the 18th century only the American revolution produced a sustainable democracy. During the 19th century monarchists fought a prolonged rearguard action against democratic forces. In the first half of the 20th century nascent democracies collapsed in Germany, Spain and Italy. By 1941 there were only 11 democracies left, and Franklin Roosevelt worried that it might not be possible to shield “the great flame of democracy from the blackout of barbarism”.
在节节胜利后的这种骄狂当然是可以理解的。但是离得远些,回头再看,皿煮的胜利看起来并非那样不可避免。皿煮的发源地——雅典倒塌之后,这个照亮了后世两千多年岁月的政治模式陷入了沉眠。在18世纪,只有美国大革命诞生了一个可持续的皿煮。整个19世纪,面对皿煮力量,保皇派做出了持久的最后挣扎。
二十世纪上半叶,初生的皿煮在德国、西班牙和意大利崩塌。1941年,只有硕果仅存的11个民主国家了,富兰克林·罗斯福担忧地是可能无法保卫“伟大的民主之火免遭野蛮的停电”了。
A high-water mark? Freedom score, by country
全盛时期? 国家的自由指数

The progress seen in the late 20th century has stalled in the 21st. Even though around 40% of the world’s population, more people than ever before, live in countries that will hold free and fair elections this year, democracy’s global advance has come to a halt, and may even have gone into reverse. Freedom House reckons that 2013 was the eighth consecutive year in which global freedom declined, and that its forward march peaked around the beginning of the century. Between 1980 and 2000 the cause of democracy experienced only a few setbacks, but since 2000 there have been many. And democracy’s problems run deeper than mere numbers suggest. Many nominal democracies have slid towards autocracy, maintaining the outward appearance of democracy through elections, but without the rights and institutions that are equally important aspects of a functioning democratic system.
在20世纪末看到的进展在21世纪止步。今年,尽管世界约40%的人口(史上最多),他们的国家会举行自由公正的选举,但民主的全球进展陷入停滞,甚至会出现倒退。自由之家认为,世界自由事业的规模在本世纪初达到顶峰,2013年是其连续衰退的第八年。1980年至2000年,民主小受挫折,但自2000年至今,挫折已经很多了。民主的问题比这些数字显示的更为深彻。许多名义上的民主国家已经滑向独裁,用选举维持着民主的外表,但权力和制度这同等重要的方面却不在民主体制之内。
Faith in democracy flares up in moments of triumph, such as the overthrow of unpopular regimes in Cairo or Kiev, only to sputter out once again. Outside the West, democracy often advances only to collapse. And within the West, democracy has too often become associated with debt and dysfunction at home and overreach abroad. Democracy has always had its critics, but now old doubts are being treated with renewed respect as the weaknesses of democracy in its Western strongholds, and the fragility of its influence elsewhere, have become increasingly apparent. Why has democracy lost its forward momentum?
胜利时刻,民主信仰高炽,诸如推翻开罗和基辅不得人心的政权,可却是风烛石火而已。在西方之外,皿煮常会走向崩溃。在西方之内,皿煮也经常与远超旁人的债务和机能障碍相连。皿煮总有反对者,但现在,皿煮的老置疑和新弱点正在它的西方根据地中合流,随着他在其他地方影响力的减弱,这变得愈发明显。为什么皿煮失去了他前行的动力?

The return of history
回顾历史
THE two main reasons are the financial crisis of 2007-08 and the rise of China. The damage the crisis did was psychological as well as financial. It revealed fundamental weaknesses in the West’s political systems, undermining the self-confidence that had been one of their great assets. Governments had steadily extended entitlements over decades, allowing dangerous levels of debt to develop, and politicians came to believe that they had abolished boom-bust cycles and tamed risk. Many people became disillusioned with the workings of their political systems—particularly when governments bailed out bankers with taxpayers’ money and then stood by impotently as financiers continued to pay themselves huge bonuses. The crisis turned the Washington consensus into a term of reproach across the emerging world.
两个最主要的原因就是2007-08年的金融危机和中国的崛起。危机造成的损伤既是财政上的,也有心理上的。它揭露了西方政治体制根本上的虚弱,而这被掘空的自信曾是他们最大的财产。数十年来,政府稳步地扩张权力,任由债务在危险水平上继续堆积,而政治家们开始相信,他们已经销除了商业周期驯服了风险。许多人对他们的政治体制已不抱幻想——特别是,当政府用纳税人的钱保释了银行家,然后无力地站在一旁,任由金融家们继续取走他们高额的奖金。这场危机让华盛顿共识备受新兴世界的责难。
Meanwhile, the Chinese Communist Party has broken the democratic world’s monopoly on economic progress. Larry Summers, of Harvard University, observes that when America was growing fastest, it doubled living standards roughly every 30 years. China has been doubling living standards roughly every decade for the past 30 years. The Chinese elite argue that their model—tight control by the Communist Party, coupled with a relentless effort to recruit talented people into its upper ranks—is more efficient than democracy and less susceptible to gridlock. The political leadership changes every decade or so, and there is a constant supply of fresh talent as party cadres are promoted based on their ability to hit targets.
与此同时,中国GCD打破了民主世界在经济发展上的垄断。哈弗大学的拉里·萨默斯观察到,在美国发展最快的时候,生活标准每30年就会翻一番。而在过去的30年里,中国让生活标准每10年就翻一番。中国的精英争论着他们的模式——在GCD的牢牢把持下,不懈地招募有才能的人进入上层——比民主更有效,而且不易出现治理僵局。政治领袖每十年就换一次,然后,按照他们达成目标的能力,源源不断地把新鲜人才拔擢为党的干部。
China says its model is more efficient than democracy and less susceptible to gridlock
中国说她的模式比民主更有效,而且不易出现治理僵局。
China’s critics rightly condemn the government for controlling public opinion in all sorts of ways, from imprisoning dissidents to censoring internet discussions. Yet the regime’s obsession with control paradoxically means it pays close attention to public opinion. At the same time China’s leaders have been able to tackle some of the big problems of state-building that can take decades to deal with in a democracy. In just two years China has extended pension coverage to an extra 240m rural dwellers, for example—far more than the total number of people covered by America’s public-pension system.
中国的批评者们恰到好处的谴责政府 以一切方法控制公共意见,从关押异见人士,到审查互联网上的讨论。然而醉心于控制的政权却又矛盾地意味着他们更关注公众意见。同时,中国的领导人能够处理皿煮国家用几十年才能解决的关乎国家建设的大问题。就在两年前,中国领导人扩大了养老保险,让它额外覆盖了2.4亿的农村居民。举个例子——这远超美国公共年金制度涵盖的总人数。
Many Chinese are prepared to put up with their system if it delivers growth. The 2013 Pew Survey of Global Attitudes showed that 85% of Chinese were “very satisfied” with their country’s direction, compared with 31% of Americans. Some Chinese intellectuals have become positively boastful. Zhang Weiwei of Fudan University argues that democracy is destroying the West, and particularly America, because it institutionalises gridlock, trivialises decision-making and throws up second-rate presidents like George Bush junior. Yu Keping of Beijing University argues that democracy makes simple things “overly complicated and frivolous” and allows “certain sweet-talking politicians to mislead the people”. Wang Jisi, also of Beijing University, has observed that “many developing countries that have introduced Western values and political systems are experiencing disorder and chaos” and that China offers an alternative model. Countries from Africa (Rwanda) to the Middle East (Dubai) to South-East Asia (Vietnam) are taking this advice seriously.
如果它继续提供增长,许多中国人打算继续忍受他们的制度。2013皮尤全球民调显示,85%的中国人对他们的国家发展方向“非常满意”,相比之下,这样的美国人是31%。一些中国知识分子开始变得自负,复旦大学张维为,认为皿煮正摧毁西方,尤其是美国,由于他的制度性僵局,琐碎化的决策过程,而推举出小布什这样的二流总统。北京大学俞可平认为,皿煮把简单的事情弄得“过分复杂和琐碎”,并且让“某些甜言蜜语的政客误导民众”。也是来自北京大学的王缉思觉察到,“许多引入西方价值观和政治体制的发展中国家正经历着无序和混乱”,而中国提供了一种可供替代的模式。从非洲(卢旺达)到中亚(迪拜)再到东南亚(越南),这些国家正认真考虑这个建议。

China’s advance is all the more potent in the context of a series of disappointments for democrats since 2000. The first great setback was in Russia. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 the democratisation of the old Soviet Union seemed inevitable. In the 1990s Russia took a few drunken steps in that direction under Boris Yeltsin. But at the end of 1999 he resigned and handed power to Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative who has since been both prime minister and president twice. This postmodern tsar has destroyed the substance of democracy in Russia, muzzling the press and imprisoning his opponents, while preserving the show—everyone can vote, so long as Mr Putin wins. Autocratic leaders in Venezuela, Ukraine, Argentina and elsewhere have followed suit, perpetuating a perverted simulacrum of democracy rather than doing away with it altogether, and thus discrediting it further.
对于自2000年来就哀鸿遍野的民主世界而言,中国的进步更为震撼人心。第一个重大挫折来自俄罗斯。在1989年柏林墙倒塌后,老迈苏联的民主化看上去不可避免。1990年代,在叶利钦的引领下,俄罗斯迈出了蹒跚的步伐。但在1999年年终,他辞职了,并把权力亲手交给了弗拉基米尔·普京,一个前克格勃特工,从那开始,他已两度担任总统和总理。这位后现代沙皇,摧毁了俄罗斯民主的实质,管制媒体,关押对手,还有保留节目——只要普京获胜,每个人都能投票。越南、乌克兰、阿根廷和各地的独裁式领导人纷纷效仿,让虚假的民主表象永存,而不是废除它,进而让民主背黑锅。
The next big setback was the Iraq war. When Saddam Hussein’s fabled weapons of mass destruction failed to materialise after the American-led invasion of 2003, Mr Bush switched instead to justifying the war as a fight for freedom and democracy. “The concerted effort of free nations to promote democracy is a prelude to our enemies’ defeat,” he argued in his second inaugural address. This was more than mere opportunism: Mr Bush sincerely believed that the Middle East would remain a breeding ground for terrorism so long as it was dominated by dictators. But it did the democratic cause great harm. Left-wingers regarded it as proof that democracy was just a figleaf for American imperialism. Foreign-policy realists took Iraq’s growing chaos as proof that American-led promotion of democratisation was a recipe for instability. And disillusioned neoconservatives such as Francis Fukuyama, an American political scientist, saw it as proof that democracy cannot put down roots in stony ground.
下一个重大挫折是伊拉克战争。当萨达姆侯赛因那传说中的大规模杀伤性武器没有在2003年美国领导的入侵中化为现实的时候,布什先生,转而辩解这是为民主和自由而发动的战争。他在第二次就职演说里说:“这是自由国家推进民主的一致努力,是我们敌人溃败的开始。”这不仅仅是投机式的说法:布什先生真心认为,只要中东仍旧被独裁者统治着,那它就仍是恐怖主义的孳生地。但这给民主造成了重大的伤害。左翼人士认为这是“民主只是美帝国主义的遮羞布”的佐证。外交政策的现实主义者认为这是“美国开出的民主化进程药方是不稳定的”的证明。而大失所望的新保守主义者,如美国政治学家弗朗西斯·福山,把这视为“民主不能在石头里扎根”的证据。
A third serious setback was Egypt. The collapse of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in 2011, amid giant protests, raised hopes that democracy would spread in the Middle East. But the euphoria soon turned to despair. Egypt’s ensuing elections were won not by liberal activists (who were hopelessly divided into a myriad of Pythonesque parties) but by Muhammad Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. Mr Morsi treated democracy as a winner-takes-all system, packing the state with Brothers, granting himself almost unlimited powers and creating an upper house with a permanent Islamic majority. In July 2013 the army stepped in, arresting Egypt’s first democratically elected president, imprisoning leading members of the Brotherhood and killing hundreds of demonstrators. Along with war in Syria and anarchy in Libya, this has dashed the hope that the Arab spring would lead to a flowering of democracy across the Middle East.
第三个重大挫折是埃及。2011年,穆巴拉克政权在巨大的抗议中崩溃,民主燃起了在中东传播的希望。但是这种欣喜很快转为失望。在埃及随后的选举中,自由活动家们没有获胜(他们无可奈何地变成了被分割为无数段的巨蟒。),而穆尔西的穆兄会获胜了。穆尔西先生把民主当成了一个赢家通吃的体制,他与教友瓜分国家,授予自己几乎无限的权力,还创造了一个伊斯兰教徒占永久多数的参议院。2013年7月,军队介入,逮捕了埃及首位民主选举出来的总统,关押了穆兄会的领导者并杀害了数百名示威者。这与叙利亚的战乱和利比亚的无政府状态一道粉碎了“阿拉伯之春”带来的,让民主之花开遍中东的希望。

Meanwhile some recent recruits to the democratic camp have lost their lustre. Since the introduction of democracy in 1994 South Africa has been ruled by the same party, the African National Congress, which has become progressively more self-serving. Turkey, which once seemed to combine moderate Islam with prosperity and democracy, is descending into corruption and autocracy. In Bangladesh, Thailand and Cambodia, opposition parties have boycotted recent elections or refused to accept their results.
与此同时,最近加入民主阵营的新兵也黯然失色。自从1994年民主引入南非以来,就被同一个政党——非洲人*河蟹*统治。非国大已经日趋于自谋私利了。土耳其,这个一度被视作把伊斯兰教同繁荣、民主恰当融合的国家,正朝着腐败和独裁坠落。在孟加拉国、泰国和柬埔寨。反对党抵制近期的选举或拒绝接受选举结果。
All this has demonstrated that building the institutions needed to sustain democracy is very slow work indeed, and has dispelled the once-popular notion that democracy will blossom rapidly and spontaneously once the seed is planted. Although democracy may be a “universal aspiration”, as Mr Bush and Tony Blair insisted, it is a culturally rooted practice. Western countries almost all extended the right to vote long after the establishment of sophisticated political systems, with powerful civil services and entrenched constitutional rights, in societies that cherished the notions of individual rights and independent judiciaries.
以上的一切表明,建立一个可持续的民主制度的确是个非常缓慢的工作,而且消除了一度十分流行的观念:民主一旦生根发芽就会迅速绽放。尽管民主可能是个“普遍愿望”——就如布什先生和托尼布莱尔坚决主张的那样,但他需要文化的土壤。西方国家几乎都是在建立了复杂的政治体系,强有力的公共服务,和稳固的宪法权利很久之后,才发展出了投票权的,而且,社会中很注重个*河蟹*利和司法独立的观念。


“Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”
没有什么艺术比自由更美妙,但也没有什么东西比自由更难于学习如何运用它了。
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, “DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA”
阿里克西·德·托克维尔《论美国民主》
Yet in recent years the very institutions that are meant to provide models for new democracies have come to seem outdated and dysfunctional in established ones. The United States has become a byword for gridlock, so obsessed with partisan point-scoring that it has come to the verge of defaulting on its debts twice in the past two years. Its democracy is also corrupted by gerrymandering, the practice of drawing constituency boundaries to entrench the power of incumbents. This encourages extremism, because politicians have to appeal only to the party faithful, and in effect disenfranchises large numbers of voters. And money talks louder than ever in American politics. Thousands of lobbyists (more than 20 for every member of Congress) add to the length and complexity of legislation, the better to smuggle in special privileges. All this creates the impression that American democracy is for sale and that the rich have more power than the poor, even as lobbyists and donors insist that political expenditure is an exercise in free speech. The result is that America’s image—and by extension that of democracy itself—has taken a terrible battering.
然而,近些年有恰好有个机构说,这意味着现有的民主制度已经过时而且功能失调,需要提供新的民主模式。美国已经成为这种因“意见分歧而无法采取行动”的政治僵局的代名词,因为在最近的两年中,由于党派纷争让美国来到债务违约边缘的事情,已经出现两次了。美国民主的腐坏现象还有,选区划分不公,导致两党试图划定选区边界以巩固现有政治力量。这也鼓励了极端主义,因为政治家不得不呼吁选民只能对党派忠诚,而实际上这剥夺了广大选民的权利。而且金钱在美国政治中的声音比以往任何时候更大。数以千计的政治掮客(超过20个人对付一个国会议员)夹杂到立法的长度和复杂性中来,以便更好地利用特权钻空子。这一切都造就了对美国政治的印象,美国的民主待价而沽,富人比穷人有更多权力,甚至就如掮客和金主说的那样,他们的政治开销只是对*河蟹*的一次练习。
Nor is the EU a paragon of democracy. The decision to introduce the euro in 1999 was taken largely by technocrats; only two countries, Denmark and Sweden, held referendums on the matter (both said no). Efforts to win popular approval for the Lisbon Treaty, which consolidated power in Brussels, were abandoned when people started voting the wrong way. During the darkest days of the euro crisis the euro-elite forced Italy and Greece to replace democratically elected leaders with technocrats. The European Parliament, an unsuccessful attempt to fix Europe’s democratic deficit, is both ignored and despised. The EU has become a breeding ground for populist parties, such as Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom in the Netherlands and Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France, which claim to defend ordinary people against an arrogant and incompetent elite. Greece’s Golden Dawn is testing how far democracies can tolerate Nazi-style parties. A project designed to tame the beast of European populism is instead poking it back into life.
欧盟也不是民主的典范。1999年引入欧元的决定获得了大量技术专家的采纳;只有丹麦和挪威两个国家举行了全民公投(答案都是否定的)。为了让里斯本协议——目的是要巩固在布鲁塞尔的权力,获得全民通过的投票结果,用错误方式所投的票,就被宣布无效。在欧元危机最黑暗的时候,欧洲精英们强迫希腊和意大利用技术专家取代民主选举的领导人。欧洲议会修复欧洲民主赤字的徒劳尝试被驳回并遭到藐视。欧盟已经成为民粹主义政党的策源地。荷兰的威尔斯自由党,勒庞的法国国民阵线,宣称保护普通人免受傲慢无能的权贵侵袭。希腊的金色黎明在试探民主国家容忍纳粹式政党的底线在哪。有计划地驯服民粹主义野兽比把他们赶回人们的生活中更好。

The democratic distemper
民主的瘟热病
EVEN in its heartland, democracy is clearly suffering from serious structural problems, rather than a few isolated ailments. Since the dawn of the modern democratic era in the late 19th century, democracy has expressed itself through nation-states and national parliaments. People elect representatives who pull the levers of national power for a fixed period. But this arrangement is now under assault from both above and below.
即使在心脏地带,民主也显然正面临着严重的结构性问题,而不只是几个孤立的病症。自19世纪现代民主的黎明时代,民主就通过民族国家和国会表现了自己。人民选出在一个固定时期内,代表他们拉动国家权力杠杆的代表。但这一安排正遭受着上层和下层的围攻。
From above, globalisation has changed national politics profoundly. National politicians have surrendered ever more power, for example over trade and financial flows, to global markets and supranational bodies, and may thus find that they are unable to keep promises they have made to voters. International organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organisation and the European Union have extended their influence. There is a compelling logic to much of this: how can a single country deal with problems like climate change or tax evasion? National politicians have also responded to globalisation by limiting their discretion and handing power to unelected technocrats in some areas. The number of countries with independent central banks, for example, has increased from about 20 in 1980 to more than 160 today.
从上层看,全球化已经深刻地改变了国家的政治。政治家们已经交出了太多权力。举例来说,他们面对贸易和资金的流动,面对国际市场和跨国组织时,可能会发现,无法兑现他们对选民做出的承诺。国际组织,诸如国际货币基金组织,世界贸易组织和欧盟已经扩展了他们的影响。这样的逻辑是令人信服的:单一国家怎么可能解决如 气候变化 或 偷漏税款 这样的问题呢?各国的政治家也通过限定国际组织的自由裁量权和把某些权力移交给不经选举的技术官僚来回应全球化。举个例子,拥有独立央行的国家已经从1980年的20个左右,增加到了今天的160多个。
From below come equally powerful challenges: from would-be breakaway nations, such as the Catalans and the Scots, from Indian states, from American city mayors. All are trying to reclaim power from national governments. There are also a host of what Moisés Naim, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, calls “micro-powers”, such as NGOs and lobbyists, which are disrupting traditional politics and making life harder for democratic and autocratic leaders alike. The internet makes it easier to organise and agitate; in a world where people can participate in reality-TV votes every week, or support a petition with the click of a mouse, the machinery and institutions of parliamentary democracy, where elections happen only every few years, look increasingly anachronistic. Douglas Carswell, a British member of parliament, likens traditional politics to HMV, a chain of British record shops that went bust, in a world where people are used to calling up whatever music they want whenever they want via Spotify, a popular digital music-streaming service.
来自下层要求平等权力的挑战:来自某些可能独立的国家,诸如 加泰罗尼亚和苏格兰。来自印度各邦,来自美国的市长们。这一切都是试图从国家政府那里夺回权力。还有一大群被卡耐基国际和平基金会的摩西·奈姆成为“微权力”的人,诸如非政府组织和政治掮客,那些瓦解传统政治,要让生活变得更民主或独裁之类的领导人们。互联网让这些人更容易组织和煽动;每天世界任何一个地方的人们都能参加现实的电视投票,或者用鼠标支持*河蟹*,议会民主制的那些机构和制度——选举只是几年才有一次——看起来愈发过时。英国国会议员,道格拉斯-卡斯威尔把传统政治比作了HMV——英国的一家破产的唱片连锁店,现在全世界的人:不论他在哪打电话,不论他喜欢什么音乐也不论他什么时候想听,都能通过Spotify(一种流行的数字流媒体音乐服务)得到。
【Spotify是一种软件——译者】

The biggest challenge to democracy, however, comes neither from above nor below but from within—from the voters themselves. Plato’s great worry about democracy, that citizens would “live from day to day, indulging the pleasure of the moment”, has proved prescient. Democratic governments got into the habit of running big structural deficits as a matter of course, borrowing to give voters what they wanted in the short term, while neglecting long-term investment. France and Italy have not balanced their budgets for more than 30 years. The financial crisis starkly exposed the unsustainability of such debt-financed democracy.
尽管如此,民主面临的最大挑战,既不来自上层,也不来自下层,而是来自其中——来自选民自己。柏拉图对民主的巨大担忧,即,市民会“面对日复一日的生活,及时行乐”,是有先见之明的。民主政府习惯于带着巨大结构性赤字运转,并把这看做理所当然的,还举债来满足选民的短期需要,忽略了长期投资。法国和意大利不能平衡预算已有30年了。金融危机彻底暴露了这种举债民主的不可持续性。

With the post-crisis stimulus winding down, politicians must now confront the difficult trade-offs they avoided during years of steady growth and easy credit. But persuading voters to adapt to a new age of austerity will not prove popular at the ballot box. Slow growth and tight budgets will provoke conflict as interest groups compete for limited resources. To make matters worse, this competition is taking place as Western populations are ageing. Older people have always been better at getting their voices heard than younger ones, voting in greater numbers and organising pressure groups like America’s mighty AARP. They will increasingly have absolute numbers on their side. Many democracies now face a fight between past and future, between inherited entitlements and future investment.
随着后危机刺激计划的逐渐平息,政治家们现在面临一个艰难的抉择,他们必须要避免连年的宽松信贷及稳定增长。但是劝说选民们适应一个节衣缩食的新时期,是不会受到投票箱的欢迎的。低增速和从紧的预算,会挑起利益集团对有限资源的争夺。还有更糟的事情,这一竞争正发生在西方人口老龄化的时段上。年长者总是比年轻人更有话语权,握有更多选票,还有来自像美国退休人员协会等团体的压力——他们会逐步选择有绝对多数的那边站队。许多民主国家现在都面临着一场过去和未来之间,继承权益和未来投资之间的战斗。
Adjusting to hard times will be made even more difficult by a growing cynicism towards politics. Party membership is declining across the developed world: only 1% of Britons are now members of political parties compared with 20% in 1950. Voter turnout is falling, too: a study of 49 democracies found that it had declined by 10 percentage points between 1980-84 and 2007-13. A survey of seven European countries in 2012 found that more than half of voters “had no trust in government” whatsoever. A YouGov opinion poll of British voters in the same year found that 62% of those polled agreed that “politicians tell lies all the time”.
为艰难时局做出的调整,在越来越多的对政治的冷嘲热讽中将更加困难。发达世界中党派成员的数量正在下降:只有1%的英国人加入政治党派而1950年是20%。选民的投票率也在下降。对49个民主国家的研究发现,和1980-1984年相比2007-2013年的投票率下降了10%.2012年,一份针对欧洲七国的调查报告显示,超过半数的选民无论如何都“不相信政府”。同年,尤格夫公司对英国选民做的调查报告发现,62%的选民认为“政治家时刻在撒谎”。
Meanwhile the border between poking fun and launching protest campaigns is fast eroding. In 2010 Iceland’s Best Party, promising to be openly corrupt, won enough votes to co-run Reykjavik’s city council. And in 2013 a quarter of Italians voted for a party founded by Beppe Grillo, a comedian. All this popular cynicism about politics might be healthy if people demanded little from their governments, but they continue to want a great deal. The result can be a toxic and unstable mixture: dependency on government on the one hand, and disdain for it on the other. The dependency forces government to overexpand and overburden itself, while the disdain robs it of its legitimacy. Democratic dysfunction goes hand in hand with democratic distemper.
并且,或真或假的嘲弄和抗议活动之间的界限正迅速消失。2010年,冰岛的最棒党,承诺将公开腐败,以赢得足够选票,来联合主持雷克雅未克市议会。而在2013年,四分之一的意大利人投票给了一个由喜剧演员 贝佩·格里洛,创建的政党。所有这些对政治的嘲讽或许是有益的,如果民众对他们政府的需求很少的话,然而他们的需求很多。这是个有害而不稳定的混合物:一边依赖政府,但一边又蔑视。依赖,逼迫政府过度扩张,管得过多。而蔑视又剥夺了他这样做的合法性。民主的机能障碍和民主的瘟热携手而行。
Democracy’s problems in its heartland help explain its setbacks elsewhere. Democracy did well in the 20th century in part because of American hegemony: other countries naturally wanted to emulate the world’s leading power. But as China’s influence has grown, America and Europe have lost their appeal as role models and their appetite for spreading democracy. The Obama administration now seems paralysed by the fear that democracy will produce rogue regimes or empower *河蟹*ists. And why should developing countries regard democracy as the ideal form of government when the American government cannot even pass a budget, let alone plan for the future? Why should autocrats listen to lectures on democracy from Europe, when the euro-elite sacks elected leaders who get in the way of fiscal orthodoxy?
民主在他心脏地带遇到的问题帮着解释了他在其他地方遭遇的挫折。民主在20世纪做得很好,是由于美国的霸权:其他国家天然地愿意效仿世界的主导国家。但当中国的影响力增长了,美国和欧洲就丧失了他们作为榜样的吸引力,以及他们传播民主的强烈欲望。奥巴马政府看起来已经被恐惧所瘫痪——民主会催生出流氓政权,赋予极端*河蟹*分子力量。那么当美国政府甚至不能通过预算,更别提对于未来的计划时,发展中国家为什么要把民主政体 看作理想的模式呢?当欧洲精英们因为妨碍获得广泛认同的财政政策实施,而解雇民选领导人的时候,独裁者为什么要听从欧洲对民主的训导呢?
The financial crisis has starkly exposed the unsustainability of debt-financed democracy
金融危机彻底暴露了这种举债民主的不可持续性
At the same time, democracies in the emerging world have encountered the same problems as those in the rich world. They too have overindulged in short-term spending rather than long-term investment. Brazil allows public-sector workers to retire at 53 but has done little to create a modern airport system. India pays off vast numbers of client groups but invests too little in infrastructure. Political systems have been captured by interest groups and undermined by anti-democratic habits. Patrick French, a British historian, notes that every member of India’s lower house under the age of 30 is a member of a political dynasty. Even within the capitalist elite, support for democracy is fraying: Indian business moguls constantly complain that India’s chaotic democracy produces rotten infrastructure while China’s authoritarian system produces highways, gleaming airports and high-speed trains.
另一方面,民主在新兴世界也遭遇了和富饶世界同样的问题。他们过分关注短期支出而非长期投资。巴西允许公务员在53岁退休,但是在建立现代化机场系统上做得很少。印度回馈了广大的客户群体,但是对基础设施的投资太少。政治体制被利益集团把持,又被反民主的习惯所冲蚀。英国历史学家帕特里克·弗伦奇指出,印度每一个低于30岁的下议院成员,都是政治王朝的一员。即使算上资产阶级的精英,支持民主的力量也在瓦解:印度的商业大亨常常抱怨,印度乱糟糟的民主导致了腐烂的基础设施,而中国的威权体制带来了高速公路,亮闪闪的机场和高铁。
Democracy has been on the back foot before. In the 1920s and 1930s communism and fascism looked like the coming things: when Spain temporarily restored its parliamentary government in 1931, Benito Mussolini likened it to returning to oil lamps in the age of electricity. In the mid-1970s Willy Brandt, a former German chancellor, pronounced that “western Europe has only 20 or 30 more years of democracy left in it; after that it will slide, engineless and rudderless, under the surrounding sea of dictatorship”. Things are not that bad these days, but China poses a far more credible threat than communism ever did to the idea that democracy is inherently superior and will eventually prevail.
以前,民主也曾处于守势。在1920年代到1930年代:当西班牙暂时性地恢复了他的议会内阁制政府,墨索里尼把这比作,从电气时代倒退回了油灯时代。在1970年代中期,西德总理威里·勃兰特,宣布“西欧只剩20-30年的民主了,那之后,在周边海域的独裁统治下,就会滑坡,没有动力,没有方向。”现在这些日子还没有那么糟糕,但是,中国亮出了一个远比任何共产主义政权曾经说过的理由,更为可信的,挑战民主天生优越性的和终将战上风的信念的威胁。
Yet China’s stunning advances conceal deeper problems. The elite is becoming a self-perpetuating and self-serving clique. The 50 richest members of the China’s National People’s Congress are collectively worth $94.7 billion—60 times as much as the 50 richest members of America’s Congress. China’s growth rate has slowed from 10% to below 8% and is expected to fall further—an enormous challenge for a regime whose legitimacy depends on its ability to deliver consistent growth.
然而,中国令人震惊的发展隐藏着更深的问题。精英集团正在成为一个自我存续的自谋私利的小团体。50个最富有的中国人大代表聚敛着947亿美元的资产——这是美国最富有的50个国会议员的60倍。中国的经济增长率从10%放缓到了不到8%,将来的预期会更低——政权面临的巨大挑战是,它的合法性依赖于他们能提供持续的增长。
At the same time, as Alexis de Tocqueville pointed out in the 19th century, democracies always look weaker than they really are: they are all confusion on the surface but have lots of hidden strengths. Being able to install alternative leaders offering alternative policies makes democracies better than autocracies at finding creative solutions to problems and rising to existential challenges, though they often take a while to zigzag to the right policies. But to succeed, both fledgling and established democracies must ensure they are built on firm foundations.
同时,正如托克维尔在19世纪指出的那样,民主国家看起来总是比他真实的情况更差:他们所有的问题都摆在表面,但是有很多隐藏起来的力量。能够选择不同领导人,提供不同的政策,让民主政体比独裁政体更能找到创造性的方法解决问题,也更游刃有余地应对生存挑战,尽管他们常常需要一段时间探索出正确的政策。但是,想要成功,不论是民主的菜鸟,还是业已存在的民主国家,必须要保证 他们建立在一个坚实的基础上。

Getting democracy right
获得民主权利
THE most striking thing about the founders of modern democracy such as James Madison and John Stuart Mill is how hard-headed they were. They regarded democracy as a powerful but imperfect mechanism: something that needed to be designed carefully, in order to harness human creativity but also to check human perversity, and then kept in good working order, constantly oiled, adjusted and worked upon.
现代民主创始人如詹姆斯·麦迪逊和约翰·斯图亚特·穆勒,关于他们冷静头脑的事,最为引人注目。他们把民主比作一个有力但不完美的机械,需要仔细设计的东西:要利用人们的创造力,也要检查人类的邪恶,还要保持良好的工作状态,经常上油,调试并使用它。
The need for hard-headedness is particularly pressing when establishing a nascent democracy. One reason why so many democratic experiments have failed recently is that they put too much emphasis on elections and too little on the other essential features of democracy. The power of the state needs to be checked, for instance, and individual rights such as freedom of speech and freedom to organise must be guaranteed. The most successful new democracies have all worked in large part because they avoided the temptation of majoritarianism—the notion that winning an election entitles the majority to do whatever it pleases. India has survived as a democracy since 1947 (apart from a couple of years of emergency rule) and Brazil since the mid-1980s for much the same reason: both put limits on the power of the government and provided guarantees for individual rights.
建立一个新生的民主体制时,头脑冷静是尤为要紧的。最近有如此多的民主试验失败的一个原因就是,他们过分强调选举,而对民主其他的本质特征关注太少。政府的权力要受到制约,例如,个*河蟹*力如*河蟹*,结社自由必须被保证。民主在最成功的新兴民主国家都奏效了,很大程度上是因为,他们避免了多数主义的诱惑。——赢得选举的多数派有权利做任何事。自1947年起,印度作为一个民主国家存在(除了中间很多年的紧急统治),巴西自1980年中期就是,这也是出于同样的原因:他们都限制了政府的权力,保障了个*河蟹*力。
Robust constitutions not only promote long-term stability, reducing the likelihood that disgruntled minorities will take against the regime. They also bolster the struggle against corruption, the bane of developing countries. Conversely, the first sign that a fledgling democracy is heading for the rocks often comes when elected rulers try to erode constraints on their power—often in the name of majority rule. Mr Morsi tried to pack Egypt’s upper house with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Mr Yanukovych reduced the power of Ukraine’s parliament. Mr Putin has ridden roughshod over Russia’s independent institutions in the name of the people. Several African leaders are engaging in crude majoritarianism—removing term limits on the presidency or expanding penalties against homosexual behaviour, as Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni did on February 24th.
一个稳健的宪法不仅能够提供长期的稳定,减少 愤怒的少数派反对政权的可能性。他们会转而加强反腐斗争,腐败是发展中国家的祸根。反过来,新生民主国家前进方向上常遇到的第一块绊脚石:当被选举出来的规则制定者试图用权力腐蚀对他的约束的时候——常常以少数服从多数的名义出现。穆尔西先生试图与他的穆兄会支持者们瓜分埃及上议院。亚努科维奇先生削减乌克兰议会的权力。普京先生以人民的名义,无情践踏俄罗斯独立机构。几个非洲领导人忙于运用粗糙的多数主义——除去总统任期限制,或者扩大对同性行为的惩罚,就像乌克兰总统亚努科维奇在2月24日做的那样。
Foreign leaders should be more willing to speak out when rulers engage in such illiberal behaviour, even if a majority supports it. But the people who most need to learn this lesson are the architects of new democracies: they must recognise that robust checks and balances are just as vital to the establishment of a healthy democracy as the right to vote. Paradoxically even potential dictators have a lot to learn from events in Egypt and Ukraine: Mr Morsi would not be spending his life shuttling between prison and a glass box in an Egyptian court, and Mr Yanukovych would not be fleeing for his life, if they had not enraged their compatriots by accumulating so much power.
当统治者从事如此狭隘的行为时,即使有大多数人支持,外国领导人也应该更乐于地大声讲出来。但是更应该学习这一课的是新民主国家的建筑师们:他们必须认识到对于建立一个健康的民主国家,强有力的审查和制衡,和投票权一样,至关重要。
有些吊诡的,即使潜在的独裁者也有很多东西能从埃及和乌克兰身上学:穆尔西先生本不会让他的余生在监狱和埃及法院的玻璃箱中穿梭的,而亚努科维奇先生,也不会把余生用于逃亡的——如果他们没有因集中了太多权力而激怒他们的同胞的话。

Even those lucky enough to live in mature democracies need to pay close attention to the architecture of their political systems. The combination of globalisation and the digital revolution has made some of democracy’s most cherished institutions look outdated. Established democracies need to update their own political systems both to address the problems they face at home, and to revitalise democracy’s image abroad. Some countries have already embarked upon this process. America’s Senate has made it harder for senators to filibuster appointments. A few states have introduced open primaries and handed redistricting to independent boundary commissions. Other obvious changes would improve matters. Reform of party financing, so that the names of all donors are made public, might reduce the influence of special interests. The European Parliament could require its MPs to present receipts with their expenses. Italy’s parliament has far too many members who are paid too much, and two equally powerful chambers, which makes it difficult to get anything done.
即使是那些足够幸运而生在成熟的民主国家的人也要密切关注他们的政治体系的建筑结构。全球化和数字革命让一些民主国家最珍贵的体制看起来过时了。已经建立民主制度的国家需要升级他们的政治体制,既要解决他们在国内面临的问题,也要重振民主在国外的形象。一些国家已经开始这个进程了。美国参议院让参议员更难阻挠任命。一些州已经引入开放式的初选,选出了重划选区的独立的选区重划委员会。其他明显的变化将改变问题。政党财政改革,以便将所有金主的名字都公开,可能会减少特殊利益集团的影响。欧洲议会,要求他的议员公开他们的收支情况。意大利的议会有了太多的议员,,和两个同样强大的两院,这让他们更难决定任何事。
But reformers need to be much more ambitious. The best way to constrain the power of special interests is to limit the number of goodies that the state can hand out. And the best way to address popular disillusion towards politicians is to reduce the number of promises they can make. The key to a healthier democracy, in short, is a narrower state—an idea that dates back to the American revolution. “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men”, Madison argued, “the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” The notion of limited government was also integral to the relaunch of democracy after the second world war. The United Nations Charter (1945) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) established rights and norms that countries could not breach, even if majorities wanted to do so.
但是,改革者需要更有雄心。限制特殊利益集团的最好方式就是限制政权能掌握的甜头的数量。而解决大众对政治家的幻灭情绪的最好方法就是减少政治家能做出的承诺。通向更好的民主
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2019.03.30 03:12 robot301_01 美网民评论:日本拒认俄罗斯签证,俄政府立誓报复ZT by 学姐的头 on 2014-06-12

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MOSCOW — Moscow on Tuesday vowed to hit back at Japan over its decision to deny visas to 23 Russian nationals as part of additional sanctions linked to the crisis in Ukraine.
莫斯科电—— 在星期二,莫斯科发誓要对日本拒签二十三位俄罗斯公民入境的制裁决定进行回击。
The Russian foreign ministry said that Tokyo’s decision was “met with disappointment in Moscow, and of course will not be left without a response”.
俄罗斯外交部声称“东京的决定使莫斯科非常失望,我们不会善罢甘休”。
The Japanese foreign ministry said Tuesday that the Russian nationals on its list—whom it did not identify but who were reported by Tokyo media to include some government officials—were suspected of “infringing the unity of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory”.
日本外交部说“星期二,在名单上的俄罗斯公民身份没有被确认,其中包括一些被怀疑参与侵害乌克兰主权和领土完整统一的政府官员。”
“Japan calls on all parties to act carefully with self-restraint and responsibility,” Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said in a statement. “We sincerely hope that the Ukraine situation will be normalised through diplomatic dialogue.”
“日本号召所有党派采取自制而负责任的行为,” 外交大臣岸田文雄在声明中说道,“我们由衷地希望乌克兰局势能够通过外交对话来解决”。
Tokyo’s announcement came after the United States and Europe expanded their own lists of punitive measures against Russian officials and Kremlin-linked firms.
东京的公告是在美国和欧盟都相继扩大了针对俄罗斯政府和克林姆林宫相关企业实行惩罚性制裁的范围之后发布的。
The Russian foreign ministry described Tokyo’s decision as “a clumsy step taken under the influence of foreign pressure”.
俄罗斯外交部门宣称东京的决定是受国外压力影响而采取的愚蠢办法。
“Attempts by Japan to put pressure on Russia will in no way help de-escalate tensions around Ukraine,” the Russian statement said.
“日本向俄罗斯施压的方式将无助于缓解乌克兰的紧张局势,” 在俄罗斯的声明中说道。
Relations between Moscow and Tokyo have been strained for decades because of the status of four Pacific islands that are known as the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.
由于北方四岛问题(俄罗斯称为“ 南千岛群岛”,日本称为“ 北方领土” ),莫斯科和东京之间的关系可能还会持续紧张数十年。
The dispute has hurt the two sides’ trade relations and prevented the signature of a peace treaty formally ending hostilities dating back to World War II.
这个争议又严重伤害了双边贸易关系并阻碍了正式终止二战至今战争状态的和平协议的签署。
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Tokyo’s announcement came after the United States and Europe expanded their own lists of punitive measures against Russian officials and Kremlin-linked firms.
东京的公告是在美国和欧盟都相继扩大了针对俄罗斯政府和克林姆林宫相关企业实行惩罚性制裁的范围之后发布的。
The Russian foreign ministry described Tokyo’s decision as “a clumsy step taken under the influence of foreign pressure”.
俄罗斯外交部门宣称东京的决定是受国外压力影响而采取的愚蠢办法。
“Attempts by Japan to put pressure on Russia will in no way help de-escalate tensions around Ukraine,” the Russian statement said.
“日本向俄罗斯施压的方式将无助于缓解乌克兰的紧张局势,” 在俄罗斯的声明中说道。
Relations between Moscow and Tokyo have been strained for decades because of the status of four Pacific islands that are known as the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.
由于北方四岛问题(俄罗斯称为“ 南千岛群岛”,日本称为“ 北方领土” ),莫斯科和东京之间的关系可能还会持续紧张数十年。
The dispute has hurt the two sides’ trade relations and prevented the signature of a peace treaty formally ending hostilities dating back to World War II.
这个争议又严重伤害了双边贸易关系并阻碍了正式终止二战至今战争状态的和平协议的签署。
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My opinion about this? I′m divided. Not long ago i believed it would be smart to act nice towards russia to get our islands back. But i think this was an illussion anyway. Reality is, we will get our islands back, it is just a matter of time. Russia offered us 2 rocks for a peace treaty and good economic relations. Such trade contracts would give russia billions of income and we would get...two rocks for exchange. In the end it would give russia more economic strength and even less chances for us to regain control of our land there.
我对此的看法?我对此先后有两种不同的看法。不久之前我认为我们应该对俄罗斯友好,这样或许有可能拿回我们的岛屿。但我发现我错了。事实上,我们将我们的岛拿回来只是时间上的问题。俄罗斯想用2块石头换取和平与良好的经济关系。 那个贸易合约会给俄罗斯带来数十亿回报,但我们只得到2块石头。最后,俄罗斯将会得到更强大的经济实力,到时候我们拿回岛屿的机会就变小了。
What is the best option for us then? A weak russia is unable to hold influence over its far eastern colonies. China already settles large parts of far eastern russia, buys massive areas of land and it is almost certain, that China will take large areas of land. We can take our land then as well, not just the Kurils, but also Karafuto (sakhalin).
我们最好的选择是什么?疲软的俄罗斯不可能在其远东殖民地上继续保留影响。中国已经在俄罗斯远东地区大部分地区站稳脚跟,购买了大面积土地,并且中国几乎注定要拿到大面积土地。到时我们也能够拿回我们的土地,不仅是千岛群岛,还有库页岛。
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Rei Murasame I agree with you of course, Akuma. Well said.
我当然同意你,说得好
Russia's complaint about how this is 'clumsy' step stemming from 'foreign influence', ignores the fact that Japan has always been against Russia for the same reasons, and will continue to hate Russia. Rssians are just scrambling to say anything they can think of de-legitimise what is happening, so they've decided to blame this on America because that is how their 'politics for domestic consumption' works.
俄罗斯抱怨日本的这种行为,认为日本是受到了“外部力量的影响“,却忽视了日本一直以来都因为同样的原因而和俄罗斯过不去,而且日本将继续仇恨俄罗斯。俄罗斯为了使任何正在发生的事情非法化,什么事情都干的出来,所以俄罗斯决定把这件事情怪罪于美国,因为这就是俄罗斯的”国内消费政治“的运行模式。
Akuma 100% agree. What we need is the total isolation of russia. Lets face reality, russia is poor. It had never a place in the G8 anyways. Its economy is smaller than the one of italy.
完全正确。我们需要做的就是完全孤立俄罗斯。我们要面对现实,俄罗斯就是个穷国。他们永远配不上G8的地位。他们的经济比意大利还差。
PM Abe tried to be nice towards Putin and what did Putin offer us? The same bullshit that russia offers us since 50 years. two rocks. Abe gained no popularity inside Japan with being friendly towwards russia. Russia has an incredible low credibility in Japan. Infact no other country in the world has a more negative view on russia. I believe we should counter anything russia does. Our trade is very low with them and it is russia who begs to trade with us. Since isolation grows towards them, they will become more desperate. We will gain much more than those small islands. A weak russia can also give us Karafuto back.
安倍试图取悦普京,但又换回了什么?50年来,俄罗斯就知道和我们说废话。两块石头。安倍取悦俄罗斯得不到日本民众的欢迎。俄罗斯在日本人心中可信度极低。事实上,没有哪个国家会得到日本人如此负面的评价。我认为我们应当抵制俄罗斯的任何东西。我们与俄罗斯之间的贸易量极低,是俄国人乞求跟我们做贸易。由于越来越孤立,俄国人会更加绝望。我们得到的将不仅是那些小岛。软弱的俄罗斯还会把库页岛还给我们。
Crantag This looks like Japan kowtowing to American dictation, as usual. But than, Japan is far from being an independent country. America says 'jump', Japan responds 'how high?'
似乎日本向往常一样又对美国的命令卑躬屈膝了。相比之下,日本还远不是一个独立国家。美国说“跳跃‘,日本就只能问’跳多高?‘
It is not in Japan's interest to antagonize Russia. Japan must appease their American commanders. It is a sad state of things, really.
对抗俄罗斯也是不符合日本的利益的。日本必须服从美国的命令。事实上日本的现状真的是很悲哀,
Akuma (回楼上) Are you kidding me? Russia is our biggest enemy and even more so than China or Korea. Japan NEVER had a peaceful relation with russia.
你是在开玩笑吗?俄罗斯才是我们最大的敌人甚至于比中国或者是韩国的威胁性还要更大。日本从来就没有和俄罗斯有过和平的关系。
It is not in our interests to antagonize russia? Are you serious?
对抗俄罗斯不符合日本的利益?你是认真的吗?
In case you don′t know, we are official at war with russia. We never signed a peace treaty with them. Russia now is a country in retreat. They are international isolated and retreat in evry aspect. Scientific they are dead. Their economy is dead. They have become a northern nigeria. Living from oil and gas.
实际上我们目前已经与俄罗斯进入了正式的战斗状态了。我们从来没有和俄罗斯签订过和平条约。俄罗斯目前节节败退。被国际社会孤立。从科学上来说,他们已经玩完了。他们的经济失去了活力。他们已经成为了北尼日利亚。只能依靠石油和天然气来生存。
Evry trade with Japan would break up russias isolation and that would hurt ourself. We need a russia in absolute misery. They have no place in asia and i would even support china in that case and would support if we work together with China to achieve the complete destruction of all asian parts of russia.
俄罗斯和日本的任何贸易都将会打破俄罗斯的孤立,那必将会伤害我们自己。我们需要俄罗斯处于绝对痛苦之中。俄罗斯不应该在亚洲拥有地位,在这种情况下我甚至会支持中国,如果我们和中国成为合作伙伴,就能实现彻底地把亚洲地区的俄罗斯驱赶出去。
Independent_Srpska
纯属 发表个人意见-Srpska
Oh, bloody hell, I got it! Rei is the agent Smith from the Matrix. She's cloning herself!
哦,该死的,我知道了!丽是《黑客帝国》中的特工史密斯。她是一个克隆!【大笑】
(回复楼上“Are you kidding me? Russia is our biggest enemy and even more so than China or Korea. Japan NEVER had a peaceful relation with russia.”一句)
( 回复楼上”你是在开玩笑吗?俄罗斯才是我们最大的敌人甚至于比中国或者是韩国的威胁性还要更大。日本从来就没有和俄罗斯有过和平的关系。“一句)
Could it be up to you ?
这难道取决于你[日本]?
Rei Murasame Me and Akuma don't agree on everything, but on this issue we've clearly got an overlapping agreement, and that is definitely a good thing in my view.
我和akuma并非所有问题上都能达成一致,但关于这个问题我们肯定意见相同,并且我认为这绝对是个好事情。
Also, the polls show that most people in countries in Asia have a 'mainly negative' view of Russia even back in 2004 (BBC Poll). At the top of the list in 2012 was Japan (Pew Poll), with 72% of Japanese people viewing Russia negatively, making Japan the most anti-Russian country in the world, and for quite logical reasons. Italy comes in at 67% anti-Russian sentiment, and Germany and France trail with 64% anti-Russian sentiment.
并且,下面的调查结果反映出亚洲大多数国家的人都对俄罗斯持“明显消极”的观点。甚至是到了2004年时还是这样(BBC的调查结果)。根据2012年的调查,日本讨厌俄罗斯的人数占72%,反俄情绪排世界第一位,而且这种心态有着很合情合理的原因。67%的意大利人有反俄思想,而德国和法国具有反俄思想的人比例为64%。


Basically everyone who has disagreements with Russia tends to also have anti-Russian sentiment.
基本上每个对俄罗斯有异议的人都多多少少会有反俄思想。
I don't have to arrange with Akuma to say anything, and I have never done so. I just already know ahead of time that he will agree with me on certain issues.
我不需要让akuma说什么,我也从不必这么做。我只是已经提前预见到他在某些问题上会同意我的看法。
Independent_Srpska
(回楼上)
Interesting anti-Russian axis: Japan----Italy----Germany ....Geez, I wonder why is that....? What do you, guyz, think, whose fault is that?
有趣的反俄轴心:日本-意大利-德国。老天,为什么是这三个国家?你们怎么想,到底是谁的错?
BTW, from a Serb point of view I have to express a big gratitude to the Government of Japan which was one of few countries that wanted to donate money for reconstruction of Serb parts of B&H. The ratio of 1 dollar for Serbs to 10 dollars for Muslims would be even more unfair without Japanese.
顺便说一句,我是来自被北约建立和占领的波黑的塞尔维亚人,我十分感谢日本政府,它是少数几个国家愿意捐赠资金对波黑进行重建的国家之一。
Rei Murasame
(回楼上“Interesting anti-Russian axis: Japan----Italy----Germany ....Geez, I wonder why is that....? What do you, guyz, think, whose fault is that?”一句)
I think that's Russia's fault for being there. Obviously I'm not going to 'blame' Axis for being itself.
我认为这是俄罗斯的错,所以我不会“责备”反俄轴心”。 (回楼上第二段话)
Well, someone had to do it. The responsibility for working out whatever lingering issues remain there will be completely in European Union hands after Serbia accedes to the European Union later this year.
是的,必须有人这么做。今年底欧盟接纳塞尔维亚后,解决遗留问题的责任将完全交到欧盟手中。
mikema63 (回lss)
You forgot the US. 你忘了美国。
I wouldn't mind seeing russia cut up by the EU and asian countries a bit.
我不会介意欧盟和亚洲国家去削弱俄罗斯。
Far-Right Sage What's sad about this is that there is no discernible reason Japan cannot maintain positive and productive relations with Russia, purchase some or all of its seized territory back over time, and utilize Russia as a third force of mediation in its disputes with China (Russia has a vested interest in this as it doesn't just want to see East Asia become a Chinese sandbox) while simultaneously leveraging it against a West which has puppetized it since 1945.
很悲哀,其实没有什么可见的原因可以阻止日俄之间的合作,日本可以渐渐的通过购买手段将部分或者全部被领土从俄罗斯手中买回来,日本还可以利用俄罗斯作为第三方调解力量来应对与中国的争端(俄罗斯在此问题上也会获得既有利益,因为俄罗斯不想看到东亚成为中国的囊中之物。),而同时日本利用这种杠杆作用制衡从1945年以来便统治日本的西方势力。
Yet because Japan is shamefully occupied and Tokyo doesn't have truly sovereign control over the nation and its affairs and decision-making, Japan is once again forced into acting against its own interests to please its overlords while harming the prospects of the Japanese people such as perhaps their future position in East Asia. China is a distinct and nearly open enemy with historical grievances far moreso than Russia and Washington D.C. has turned Japan into a Pacific base. While the history of relations and coalescing of interests with Russia is far from perfect, they are also far better than they are with those aforementioned two so isolating Japan's only potential major partner apart from India is an act of collective suicide which can only be explained by Japanese lack of sovereignty as a result of the post-war occupation settlement.
然而,日本实际上已经被占领,所以没有实权来决定自己的国家事务和政策,日本再次被迫出让自身利益来取悦领主。这将伤害日本民众的未来,甚至包括未来在东亚的地位。由于历史仇恨原因,中国比俄罗斯更是日本的敌人,并且美国已经把日本变为其在太平洋的基地。历史关系与利益合并到一起后,虽然俄罗斯并非完美的合作伙伴,但好于前面所提到的两个国家。所以除了印度以外,俄罗斯是日本唯一主要的潜在合作伙伴,所以孤立俄罗斯这无异于集体自杀行为,而日本之所以这么做,主要是因为二战后被美国占领,自己没有主权来决定自己的国家政策。
Akuma I dont agree with having better relations with russia. How is that helping our cause? You must be deluded if you believe russia would ever give us our islands back. Something like this never happened in the history of mankind.
我不同意与俄罗斯改善关系。这会对我们有帮助吗?如果你认为俄罗斯会归还岛屿,那你就太天真了。但从历史的角度看这种事情从未发生过。
Ter Akuma: China got Hong Kong back without a fight (I know it isn't exactly the same situation). Same for Macao. India got Pondicherry and Goa back by just marching in, no fight. Panama got the Canal and the Canal Zone back from the US, without a fight. I believe that if relations between Japan and Russia would be cordial, and let some time pass, a solution might be found.
中国不战而拿回香港(我知道情况有异),同样不战拿回了澳门。 印度通过派兵进入本地治里和果阿邦拿回了这两个地区,也没有发生战争。 巴拿马从美国手中拿回运河和周边地区,也没有发生战争。 我相信如果日俄之间关系能够诚恳发展,随着时间流逝,会找到一种解决方案。
Akuma (回楼上) This exactly proves my point. All those former empires gave the land back when tehy were already on the floor and not able to hold it anymore.
这恰恰证明了我的观点。所有前帝国主义国家只有在潦倒并且无力维持的情况下才会归还领土。
Rei Murasame Yes, after enough time passes and Russia eventually becomes unable to credibly deter anyone from seizing pieces of its territory, then China, Japan, and Korea will be able to basically take whatever they want from Russia's eastern possessions.
确实。经过足够的时间,俄罗斯最终不再能够对任何人造成威胁,不能控制其领土,则中、日、韩便基本上能够从俄罗斯的远东地区随意攫取了。
That will be the end-result of a gradual cutting away of all of Russia's regional hard power and the gradual subordination of Russia's economy to the Chinese economy, and China's increasing control of Central Asia. Russia suffering more and more losses to NATO in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Asia Minor, are also a part of making that happen.
终结果将是俄罗斯的地区强势地位被削弱,并且俄罗斯经济逐渐附属于中国,中国对中亚的控制力越来越强。而俄罗斯在巴尔干、东欧和小亚细亚地区面对北欧的一再失利也会促使上述情况发生。
So the reclamation of various parts of Russia by East Asian countries, might be done under threat of force, but without an actual fight erupting, because Russia might be so weak by that time that it will just throw its hands in the air and not even bother, like how Britain did in Hong Kong.
因此,东亚国家拿回被俄罗斯占有的各部分领土或许会在武力威胁之下完成,但不会爆发真正的战争。因为到那时俄罗斯可能已经非常软弱,以至于毫无抵抗只能举手投降,就像英国放弃香港那样。
Japan was obliged to impose additional sanctions on Russia as a part of the G7 group of nations and a senior Obama administration official stated that each G7 country would impose coordinated and complementary sanctions. A total of 45 individuals are currently on the US sanctions list, while 48 individuals are targeted by the EU, and they have been directly or indirectly involved in the annexation of Crimea. The Japanese list is much shorter than the American list, which may show Japan's conciliatory attitude towards Russia in view of the unresolved territorial issue. Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft, is not on the Japanese list because Japanese multinational companies had started up joint ventures with Rosneft and Japan settled with a halfway measure. Being an active member of the G7 serves the country's national interests even if it alienates Japan's immediate neighbours. Historically, Japan fared better when it closely aligned itself with the Western world and its support for Pan-Asianism during the war is completely unappreciated by Asian countries, which won their independence with Japanese backing.
日本作为G7国家被迫向俄罗斯施加附加制裁,美国政府一位高级官员称每个G7国家对俄制裁都应协调一致。目前美国对俄罗斯个人制裁名单上有45人,欧盟对48人制裁,这些人都直接或间接参与了吞并克里米亚行动。日本对俄公民制裁的人数比美国少,这或许体现出日本考虑到领土争议问题而对俄采取怀柔态度。俄罗斯rosneft石油公司CEOsechin便未列入日本的制裁名单,因为日本很多跨国公司都与rosneft 一起建立了合资企业,因此日本采取了中间立场。日本作为G7中的积极成员国为了国家自身利益即使疏远直接邻邦也在所不惜。历史上,日本与西方国家紧密站在同一阵线时都过得很好,并且其在战争期间支持泛亚洲主义并未得到其他亚洲国家的欢迎,尽管这些国家在日本支持下获得独立。 (以下引用一段新闻)
The G7 group of nations agreed on Saturday to impose sanctions on Russia over its meddling in Ukraine, adding to international pressure on Moscow. The move effectively adds the voices of Canada and Japan to Friday's announcement by America, Germany, France, Italy and the UK that further sanctions were imminent. The G7 group, which represents seven of the world's major economies, said it hoped the measures would have a "significant impact" in persuading the Kremlin to stop stirring separatist violence in eastern Ukraine.
因俄罗斯干预乌克兰问题 G7国家周六一致同意对其实施制裁,意味着国际社会加重对俄罗斯施压。此次加拿大和日本加入到周五由美国、德国、法国、意大利和英国发表的声明,进一步加重制裁。G7集团代表着世界上最强的经济体,宣称希望此举能够产生“重大影响”,劝慰俄罗斯停止鼓动乌克兰东部分裂分子的暴力活动。


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2019.03.22 13:27 bigbear0083 Today's Pre-Market News [Friday, March 22nd, 2019]

Good morning traders and investors of the stocks sub! Happy Friday to all! Here are your pre-market news this AM-

Today's Top Headlines for Friday, March 22nd, 2019

  • U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, putting the Dow's gain for the week in jeopardy. However, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq remain on pace for positive weeks, with the Nasdaq likely to post its 12thpositive week in the past 13. (CNBC)
  • German 10-year bond yield turn negative for first time since 2016 amid fears of a recession (CNBC)
  • Nike (NKE) shares were 4 percent lower in premarket after it reported quarterly earnings of 68 cents per share for its fiscal third quarter, three cents above estimates, with revenue in line with forecasts. However, it also warned of a sales slowdown for the current quarter. (CNBC)
  • The National Association of Realtors will issue its February report on existing home sales at 10 a.m. ET. At the same time, the government is out with wholesale inventories for January. Separately, retailers Tiffany (TIF) and Hibbett Sports (HIBB) release quarterly numbers this morning in an otherwise light day for earnings. (CNBC)
  • Airline Garuda Indonesia said today it is requesting a cancellation to its current order for 49 Boeing (BA) 737 Max jets valued at $6 billion. Reuters said the company may change its 737 Max order to another type of Boeing jet.
  • CNBC has learned that several top Democratic donors have told former Vice President Joe Biden that they won't help him raise fundsin the early stages of the party's 2020 presidential primary. They're skeptical if he can win.
  • President Donald Trump is expected to meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations today from his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. He's expected to thank the leaders for their support for peace and democracy in Venezuela. (AP)
  • Nearly 20 Russian missiles that the U.S. is currently unable to defend against were recently moved to a military testing site, signaling another milestone for the Kremlin's hypersonic weapons program, CNBC reported.
  • White House won't share Trump's talks with Putin (USA Today)
  • The European Union agreed to postpone the United Kingdom's exit from the bloc. The length of the delay will depend on whether or not the British Parliament accepts the previously negotiated withdrawal agreement. (CNBC)
  • Federal scientists said vast areas of the United States are at risk of flooding this spring. Roughly 13 million people could be exposed to major flooding, making this a "potentially unprecedented" flood season. (NY Times)
  • Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees saying that vehicle deliveries should be a "primary priority" for all employees as the quarter draws to a close. Read CEO Musk's entire email to employees here. (CNBC)
  • Layoffs are beginning at Fox following the entertainment company's sale to Disney (DIS). The ax fell at the film division, wiping away much of the senior leadership at Fox's marketing, distribution and consumer products arms. (Variety)
  • Uber and Pinterest, two of the highest profile internet companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter.
  • Facebook (FB) confirmed it stored up to 600 million user account passwords without encryption and viewable as plain text to tens of thousands of company employee. Facebook said it planned to notify those affected. (CNBC)

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  • NKE 4.72%
  • AMD 0.50%
  • ZUO 14.30%
  • SPX 1.08%
  • HIBB 17.41%
  • NOK 7.20%
  • TIF 4.00%
  • SPY 0.38%
  • DJIA 0.84%
  • JKS 5.61%

THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

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Tiffany — Tiffany came in 7 cents a share above estimates, with quarterly profit of $1.67 per share. The luxury goods retailer's revenue was short of forecasts, however, and Tiffany's comparable sales fell 1 percent compared to analysts' projections of a 0.8 percent increase.

STOCK SYMBOL: TIF

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Hibbett Sports — The athletic apparel and footwear retailer earned an adjusted 57 cents per share for its latest quarter, beating the consensus estimate of 38 cents a share. Revenue also topped forecasts and Hibbett's comparable-store sales rose by 3.8 percent — analysts had been expecting a decline. Hibbett issued a better-than-expected full-year earnings outlook, however, and the company said CEO Jeff Rosenthal would retire after the company names a successor.

STOCK SYMBOL: HIBB

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Nike — Nike reported quarterly earnings of 68 cents per share for its fiscal third quarter, 3 cents a share above estimates. Revenue was in line with forecasts, however the athletic footwear and apparel maker also warned of a sales slowdown for the current quarter.

STOCK SYMBOL: NKE

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GameStop — GameStop named George Sherman as its new chief executive officer. Sherman had most recently been CEO of privately owned Victra, a retailer of Verizon products. Sherman had previously worked at Home Depot and Best Buy, and will start his new role at the video-game retailer in April.

STOCK SYMBOL: GME

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Murphy Oil — Murphy Oil sold its Malaysian oil and gas assets to Thai energy producer PTTEP for $2.13 billion. Murphy Oil said the proceeds would be used to pay down debt, buy back shares, and to make possible acquisitions.

STOCK SYMBOL: MUR

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Boeing — New software for Boeing's 737 MAX jets will be tested by American Airlines pilots on simulators this weekend, according to a pilots union representative who spoke to Reuters. Separately, Indonesian carrier Garuda said it was seeking to cancel an order for 49 737 MAX jets.

STOCK SYMBOL: BA

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Tesla — Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees saying that vehicle deliveries should be a "primary priority" for all employees as the quarter draws to a close.

STOCK SYMBOL: TSLA

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Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Wyndham — These and other hotel chains lost a bid to have a class action suit dismissed. The hotel companies are accused of agreeing not to advertise against each other on online travel sites like Orbitz and Expedia.

STOCK SYMBOL: H

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Anheuser-Busch InBev — The beer brewer was sued by rival MillerCoors over its Bud Lite ad campaign. MillerCoors said the ads deceive consumers into believing that its Miller Lite and Coors Lite brands contain corn syrup.

STOCK SYMBOL: BUD

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Newmont Mining — Newmont's deal to merge with Goldcorp is running into opposition from hedge fund Paulson & Co., one of Newmont's biggest shareholders. The fund sent a letter to Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg saying that under current terms, it could not support the transaction.

STOCK SYMBOL: NEM

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Novartis — The drugmaker set an April 9 date for the spin-off of its Alcon eye-care business. The spin-off will be done with a distribution to current shareholders, with Alcon listing on its own on the New York Stock Exchange in the U.S.

STOCK SYMBOL: NVS

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Best Buy — Best Buy was upgraded to "outperform" from "perform" at Oppenheimer, based on improved sales and stronger earnings at the electronics retailer.

STOCK SYMBOL: BBY

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Cintas — Cintas reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.84 per share, 13 cents a share above consensus forecasts. The provider of uniforms and other workplace services saw revenue come in slightly below forecasts, however, and its full-year revenue outlook was also below expectations.

STOCK SYMBOL: CTAS

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2019.03.22 13:26 bigbear0083 Today's Pre-Market News [Friday, March 22nd, 2019]

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  • U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, putting the Dow's gain for the week in jeopardy. However, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq remain on pace for positive weeks, with the Nasdaq likely to post its 12thpositive week in the past 13. (CNBC)
  • German 10-year bond yield turn negative for first time since 2016 amid fears of a recession (CNBC)
  • Nike (NKE) shares were 4 percent lower in premarket after it reported quarterly earnings of 68 cents per share for its fiscal third quarter, three cents above estimates, with revenue in line with forecasts. However, it also warned of a sales slowdown for the current quarter. (CNBC)
  • The National Association of Realtors will issue its February report on existing home sales at 10 a.m. ET. At the same time, the government is out with wholesale inventories for January. Separately, retailers Tiffany (TIF) and Hibbett Sports (HIBB) release quarterly numbers this morning in an otherwise light day for earnings. (CNBC)
  • Airline Garuda Indonesia said today it is requesting a cancellation to its current order for 49 Boeing (BA) 737 Max jets valued at $6 billion. Reuters said the company may change its 737 Max order to another type of Boeing jet.
  • CNBC has learned that several top Democratic donors have told former Vice President Joe Biden that they won't help him raise fundsin the early stages of the party's 2020 presidential primary. They're skeptical if he can win.
  • President Donald Trump is expected to meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations today from his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. He's expected to thank the leaders for their support for peace and democracy in Venezuela. (AP)
  • Nearly 20 Russian missiles that the U.S. is currently unable to defend against were recently moved to a military testing site, signaling another milestone for the Kremlin's hypersonic weapons program, CNBC reported.
  • White House won't share Trump's talks with Putin (USA Today)
  • The European Union agreed to postpone the United Kingdom's exit from the bloc. The length of the delay will depend on whether or not the British Parliament accepts the previously negotiated withdrawal agreement. (CNBC)
  • Federal scientists said vast areas of the United States are at risk of flooding this spring. Roughly 13 million people could be exposed to major flooding, making this a "potentially unprecedented" flood season. (NY Times)
  • Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees saying that vehicle deliveries should be a "primary priority" for all employees as the quarter draws to a close. Read CEO Musk's entire email to employees here. (CNBC)
  • Layoffs are beginning at Fox following the entertainment company's sale to Disney (DIS). The ax fell at the film division, wiping away much of the senior leadership at Fox's marketing, distribution and consumer products arms. (Variety)
  • Uber and Pinterest, two of the highest profile internet companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter.
  • Facebook (FB) confirmed it stored up to 600 million user account passwords without encryption and viewable as plain text to tens of thousands of company employee. Facebook said it planned to notify those affected. (CNBC)

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  • NKE 4.72%
  • AMD 0.50%
  • ZUO 14.30%
  • SPX 1.08%
  • HIBB 17.41%
  • NOK 7.20%
  • TIF 4.00%
  • SPY 0.38%
  • DJIA 0.84%
  • JKS 5.61%

THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

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Tiffany — Tiffany came in 7 cents a share above estimates, with quarterly profit of $1.67 per share. The luxury goods retailer's revenue was short of forecasts, however, and Tiffany's comparable sales fell 1 percent compared to analysts' projections of a 0.8 percent increase.

STOCK SYMBOL: TIF

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Hibbett Sports — The athletic apparel and footwear retailer earned an adjusted 57 cents per share for its latest quarter, beating the consensus estimate of 38 cents a share. Revenue also topped forecasts and Hibbett's comparable-store sales rose by 3.8 percent — analysts had been expecting a decline. Hibbett issued a better-than-expected full-year earnings outlook, however, and the company said CEO Jeff Rosenthal would retire after the company names a successor.

STOCK SYMBOL: HIBB

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Nike — Nike reported quarterly earnings of 68 cents per share for its fiscal third quarter, 3 cents a share above estimates. Revenue was in line with forecasts, however the athletic footwear and apparel maker also warned of a sales slowdown for the current quarter.

STOCK SYMBOL: NKE

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GameStop — GameStop named George Sherman as its new chief executive officer. Sherman had most recently been CEO of privately owned Victra, a retailer of Verizon products. Sherman had previously worked at Home Depot and Best Buy, and will start his new role at the video-game retailer in April.

STOCK SYMBOL: GME

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Murphy Oil — Murphy Oil sold its Malaysian oil and gas assets to Thai energy producer PTTEP for $2.13 billion. Murphy Oil said the proceeds would be used to pay down debt, buy back shares, and to make possible acquisitions.

STOCK SYMBOL: MUR

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Boeing — New software for Boeing's 737 MAX jets will be tested by American Airlines pilots on simulators this weekend, according to a pilots union representative who spoke to Reuters. Separately, Indonesian carrier Garuda said it was seeking to cancel an order for 49 737 MAX jets.

STOCK SYMBOL: BA

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Tesla — Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees saying that vehicle deliveries should be a "primary priority" for all employees as the quarter draws to a close.

STOCK SYMBOL: TSLA

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Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Wyndham — These and other hotel chains lost a bid to have a class action suit dismissed. The hotel companies are accused of agreeing not to advertise against each other on online travel sites like Orbitz and Expedia.

STOCK SYMBOL: H

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Anheuser-Busch InBev — The beer brewer was sued by rival MillerCoors over its Bud Lite ad campaign. MillerCoors said the ads deceive consumers into believing that its Miller Lite and Coors Lite brands contain corn syrup.

STOCK SYMBOL: BUD

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Newmont Mining — Newmont's deal to merge with Goldcorp is running into opposition from hedge fund Paulson & Co., one of Newmont's biggest shareholders. The fund sent a letter to Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg saying that under current terms, it could not support the transaction.

STOCK SYMBOL: NEM

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Novartis — The drugmaker set an April 9 date for the spin-off of its Alcon eye-care business. The spin-off will be done with a distribution to current shareholders, with Alcon listing on its own on the New York Stock Exchange in the U.S.

STOCK SYMBOL: NVS

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Best Buy — Best Buy was upgraded to "outperform" from "perform" at Oppenheimer, based on improved sales and stronger earnings at the electronics retailer.

STOCK SYMBOL: BBY

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Cintas — Cintas reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.84 per share, 13 cents a share above consensus forecasts. The provider of uniforms and other workplace services saw revenue come in slightly below forecasts, however, and its full-year revenue outlook was also below expectations.

STOCK SYMBOL: CTAS

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2019.03.02 18:00 The_Web_Of_Slime Mormon Uranium and the One World Government

MORMON URANIUM AND THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.

Transcript of Mae Brussell’s broadcast from KLRB, Carmel, California on August 4, 1978.
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In the morning of July 20, 1978, a press conference was held at the scene of the ordination of Larry Lester, the Black minister admitted to the Mormon priesthood two years ago. The subject of the conference was "Mormon Church Infiltration of Government Agencies Suspected of Sequestering Uranium Ore Outside the United States." This press conference was held by the Latter Day Saints Freedom Foundation in connection with the development of Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc. – an intended boy’s vocational training school to be located at Cornelius, Oregon, in 1958. Charles A. Bean became involved in the acquisition of certain surplus government property. This led to the dismantling of some buildings for resale at the tri-city area in Washington.
During September of 1958, volunteer men were working to assist in guaranteeing the supply of iron ore alleged to be needed in the connection of nuclear cooling processes at Hanford. (Note: Fred Crisman applied for work through the Atomic Energy Commission at this power plant shortly after the Maury Island incident in 1947.) As a result of these efforts several samples of the ore indicated that hard rock uranium ore was located in Washington state and yellow uranium in Utah. Through subsequent arrangements, the interests of 20 volunteers who had contributed to the National Association of Evangelicals–which became involved in backing the Melody Mountain Ranch project, later called Pacific Youth Institute–were exchanged for stock in the Yellow Cat Uranium Co., a Utah-based corp., which later changed its name to Trans Pacific Enterprises in 1957.
Simultaneously, Lyndon B. Johnson (then a Senator) became involved in the uranium discovery through one J. J. McCoy, a fund-raiser who had affiliations with Johnson. Johnson was also a member of the Teamsters Trust Fund Committee at Lubbock, Texas, that was utilized to move money to the number one endeavors of the Association of Evangelicals, made of 30,000 American churches. The Internal Revenue Service eventually became involved because some of the $4,000,000 intended for use by the Pacific Youth Institute was backed by the Evangelicals. A bond of ten percent (10%) was deposited against claims, which might arise from the non-tax-exempt status of the corporation. This bond, deposited with the Justice Department, was made up of $20,000, some parcels of land held by individual owners and subsequently was funded by the Teamsters’ Fund. Teamster funding of many other projects was guaranteed by the anticipated proceeds from the uranium production.
The Treasury Department and the Securities Exchange Commission were to monitor the activities of all concerned. Ralph Grandquist, an Oregon IRS director recommended to Mr. Bean that he file a Government "Conveniencey" Bankruptcy to secure and preserve for future Americans the file which was developed concerning the uranium. This occurred in late 1958 after the discovery. The file was lost and is not now part of the bankruptcy files. A subsequent file was developed by Mr. Bean, and it also was stolen later!
It began to appear that the CIA was involved, for in 1960, some 15 months before the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the request was made that Mr. Bean, who had the authority, sign off on 60 mothball Liberty Ships stored at a California port, ostensibly for use in the Bay of Pigs. Later these ships were used to transport the mined uranium to Australia for refining although it was described as manure and fertilizer. Since virtually all the ore shipped was mined in Utah under the eyes of the Mormon Church, which controls everything that goes on in that state, it may be safely stated that the Church was involved directly or indirectly in the affair. It is of no small moment that the LDS church is infiltrated the CIA and the FBI, and that the special interests of the church have been handled by those church members who had the agencies of government to assist them in the conspiracy.
It is also interesting to note that the Utah Corporation is also the largest mining and refining organization in Australia. This corporation, affiliated with the Mormon church, was the alleged destination of the shipped uranium. The objective of the Mormon conspiracy was to transport the ore beyond the control of the federal government. The avowed purpose of the church in its secret political conquest council of fifty, was to obtain nuclear capability for future use when it would attempt to obtain world conquest and single world government.
It appears as though president Lyndon Johnson assisted the Mormon Church in this conspiracy by promoting such projects as "Atoms for Peace," "Food for Peace," and "Water for Peace." By executive order, Johnson ordered the movement into an international treaty of one million tons of the mined uranium, which was subsequently shipped to Australia. This order issued in 1966 was violated, in that during three years (1966, 1967 and 1968) all ten million tons of the ore were shipped off to Australia aboard those ships registered to Lady Bird Johnson.
It is a well-known fact to researchers at the LDS Freedom Foundation, that Lyndon Johnson had placed in the limousine, two pillows on the floor upon which the Secret Service agents could push him at the moment President Kennedy was to be shot in 1963. It is also known that the pathologist who conducted the pathology on Kennedy has denounced the official pathology report as not being his report, which indicated that several shots penetrated the president’s head from different angles. The Warren Commission, appointed by Johnson, has been accused of whitewashing the entire episode.
It is also of no small significance that Lady Bird Johnson acquired numerous FCC licenses beyond normal regulations during this period of time, and further that the chairman of the FCC has always been a Mormon since its inception.
The nuclear capability of Israel has resulted from this conspiracy, which provided for the high jacking of 200 tons of ore in 1968. The rumor was widespread in the knowledgeable circles of Salt Lake City that the Mormon Church had arranged to assist Israel in bringing off Armageddon.
Upon hearing of the ore shipments, Lyndon Johnson made a hurried four-day world trip after which he abandoned plans to run for reelection. His death shortly after retiring appears to be part of the cover-up of the conspiracy along with numerous others involved.
Twenty notes for 1.5 million dollars each are acknowledged to be in a Swiss bank to repay the value of part of the one million tons of ore authorized for shipment. Mr. Bean and an associate, Mr. Robert J. Wright, have filed suit in a federal court in Oregon seeking to make the Treasury Department responsible and accountable for the loss to themselves and the National Association of Evangelicals.
Lyndon Johnson was the head of NASA, and Werner von Braun, the Nazi war criminal, was brought to this country. The atomic bomb and nuclear capabilities were moved with the assistance of Lyndon Johnson and the Mormon Church. Mullen Associates in Washington, D.C., a public relations firm, had been a non-Mormon account for the Tabernacle tours overseas, yet all Mormons give their business to other Mormons.
But the LDS used this Washington firm, Mullin Associates, which carried the Latter Day Saints Tabernacle around the world--a good method of disseminating agents from the tours. The LDS also funded the Free Cuba Committee (which again is Mormon) and the ships for the Bay of Pigs. The LDS funded Mr. Riley of Riley Coffee Co., where Lee Harvey Oswald worked. E. Howard Hunt was the vice president of Mullen Associates. Lyndon Johnson, atomic weaponry and the Nazi-Mormon-CIA, had obvious connections. Australia had one-fifth of the world’s non-Communist uranium, making it a major supplier. The ore was shipped from the US to Australia and from there to other nations. This is thanks to the Mormons.
This all started having steam in 1957, a very important year. That’s when Admiral Byrd died. His documents and the truth of his visits to the Antarctic in 1946, were never published. That was the year of the International Geophysical Year. This was the year that Candy Jones was put into her mind control experiments, without her even knowing it for so many years. It was the year that Lyndon Johnson made great strides for the Mormon cause. Satellites, launched by NASA, were organizing the earth for the industrialists who use the uranium.
Please note that some parts of the above information was taken from a press conference by attorney Doug Wallace.
"Operation Bernhard"
Information about "Operation Bernhard," is contained in a June 2, 1978 Inquiry Magazine article by Tad Zule. It claims the reason Richard Helms was not prosecuted by Jimmy Carter was that although Helms had committed perjury in the ITT case, his trial would have revealed the CIA connections to the large banks of the world. Harry Truman was instrumental in calling off the investigations of Nazi money in Swiss bank accounts. Operation Bernhard, the project to counterfeit millions of America, British, and German currency just prior to the end of WWI could very well be the main supplier of the founding of the Bilderbergers in 1954.
Mr. Truman was not exactly an innocent bystander. Truman did not inform the National Security Council or stop the investigation of the flow of Nazi money. This [Nazi money] was one of the things Richard Helms was in immediate control of because he was instrumental in the sources of CIA money.
Nixon's recruitment.
In the Memoirs of Richard Nixon, on page 33, Nixon discusses his running for Congress in 1966. He tells about his letter from Hermann Perry, the manager of a Bank of America in Whittier.
"Dear Dick,
Do you want to run on a Republican ticket? Air mail me your reply.
H. L. Perry."
The date 1966 is important because Nixon was then taken to see Mr. Perry and then was taken to the bungalow of Howard Hughes. And they decided, yes, this is our man. Nixon had already written to the law offices of Allen Dulles, asking to be in intelligence work. When Nixon was in the Navy, he had written to the FBI asking to be in the FBI.
The fact that Nixon didn’t get a response from them doesn’t mean that he wasn’t hired. His answer came in the form of Perry and Howard Hughes, who contacted him, and he was brought to California to run against Jerry Vorhees. In the book "Wanted, the Search for the Nazi’s", this same Mr. Perry was instrumental in bringing war criminals to the United Sates, such as the Nazi Nicholi Moloxi, who was brought to Nixon’s office. Moloxi, of Odessa, then went down to Argentina. Nixon’s first visit to the White House in 1947, was a meeting with Truman who discussed helping restore Europe and especially German industry. German industry included I.G. Farben and munitions makers. This class of "1946-1947" was very important– it included Mr. Smathers from Florida, Gerald Ford from Michigan, and Nixon from California. These men elected in 1946, worked along with the Nazi war criminals and the OSS-CIA officials to form the National Security Council. Then foreigners like Kissinger and Brezinski came in and ran our country. It’s no longer run by Americans.
This group looked at the globe and smacked their lips and decided how it would be divided.
The importance of bringing the German space scientists to this country (written up very carefully in the book Operation Paperclip), is that the satellites tell you where the oil is or the minerals, water, oil, vegetation and population are. Then, from this vantage point, you can displace people from where the oil is or from where the minerals you want are located. Control is either bought or obtained by force. The war was over in May 1945, and in August 1945, the United States dropped the A-bombs made by Hitler and Oppenheimer (a "basket of pineapples") on Japan to keep Russia from going into those oil fields of Asia any further. Russia had already gone west and the United States wanted to stop her from going east.
Hitler’s A-bombs?
Hitler’s A-bombs? Some producer has the National Archive documents that prove that the bombs the United States dropped were Hitler’s bombs. There are tape recordings of Mr. Oppenheimer speaking about those bombs as Hitler’s which were used to end the war. Oppenheimer speaks of getting those satellite scientists over here quickly and getting those satellites launched so that monitoring can begin.
A suggested book is the Swiss Bank Connection by Leslie Walker. This expose is about the Nazi money in the Swiss banks.
Anti "terrorism" and government surveillance.
The following is information supplied by Jim Horowitz, of Los Angeles, who works with Mark Lane and Don Freed. They apparently suppressed information on several issues at conspiracy conferences. Jim Horowitz has a newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 6, about Evelle Younger. Younger’s "Organized Crime Collector School (he advertises himself as a "spy czar") is actually an anti-terrorist Red school. Our country is no longer chasing communists. We’re doing trade with Russia and China. They are looking for "terrorists," and they will become the excuse to open our mail and break into newspaper offices, keep people under surveillance and do anything they want under the cover of "terrorism." Anacapa Sciences, Inc. is a mystery firm hired for politically and paramilitary-motivated campaigns to get dissidents. In Zaire, it is General Motors which is sending in troops. Private corporations work with the Department of Defense and the CIA so we don’t have to declare war, and the FBI doesn’t have to half its underground work. Mr. FBI Webster sent 80 informers to monitor the terrorists’ work. Then the private corporations get money from the government, and the FBI can look at you and say, "We only have 80 agents on this subject." But Anacapa, whose cover is organized crime, is setting up national, as in "Gestapo"–national training schools. They will work with local police officers. Hitler worked with Interpol. Hitler had the best police system. It was not only national, but included Vienna, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and then it became international. Swat teams are formed under all this and they want more swat teams for urban counter-insurgencies and for the militarization of the police forces, with headquarters to be in Los Angeles, California.
Daryl Gates, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was under the influence of Ed Davis. In San Francisco, Charles Gains is the Chief of Police. Gains ran the FBI counter-intelligence program in Oakland against the Black Panthers, before he was made Chief of Police in San Francisco. Oakland is the third police center in America.
Anacapa is linked with the CIA. It shares with them, their anti-terrorist money. Anacapa’s project director is Jack Kinney of Air Force Intelligence, who is also a top secret National Security Agency executive. Anacapa is also tied to officers of Nay Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and has reciprocal relations with the CIA. Evelle Younger’s influence reaches through the Organized Crime Collectors School.
The unemployed, especially black persons who are unemployed, Chicanos who are unemployed–there are no jobs from them. Stealing to get food? Those who are forced to become criminals–these are your "terrorists." There’s going to be unemployment, riots, food-riots and so on in this country. There are no "terrorists." There’s going to be self-defense. That’s the reason the Panthers started.
Younger works with the Organized Crime Collectors School and Anacapa, and also with a group in Washington D.C. called the "Psychological Assessment Associates (PAA). PAA is a deep cover CIA’s proprietary that worked with behavior modification-like experiments. You get a Donald DeFreeze working in Vacaville prison in California. DeFreeze was working under the Defense Department’s mind control program established by Westbrook of the CIA. Westbrook formed the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) which became the excuse to burn those people--SLA members caught in the burning house in Los Angeles, on prime time TV. The burning of these six SLA members became the inaugural of the swat teams’ burning of "terrorists." Boy, its’ really great that they saved us in time from those terrorists, which, had they been merely arrested, would have required utilizing the courts to hear their cases. United Sates prosecuting attorney Browning, who prosecuted the Patty Hearst case, still hasn’t prosecuted Emily William Harris (four years now) for kidnapping Patty Hearst. Browning is running for Attorney General of California while Evelle Younger runs for Governor.
Browing and Younger have links to the mind control programs. One of Younger’s liaisons in Washington, the firm Psychological Assessment Associates, works under cover with a John Gettinger. J.W. Gettinger is an agent who works under the cover of the Human Ecology Fund, known to be a CIA conduit. Three years ago, a man went to England and told me to get out of the country at that time. He told me about the radio towers used in San Francisco–that is the use of ELF (extremely low frequency) waves as mood setters for the stimulation of depression or suicides or epileptic fits to name only a few. ELF was used to perform mind control on whole cities to break meditations and subdue the population. He told me that an ecology and energy crisis would be the excuse to eliminate 63 million Americans according to a Rand study. Human ecology means to clean up the earth!
Charles Lindbergh was into ecology, and was moving into Germany the day Hitler invaded Poland. Lindbergh thought maybe it would be bad for the American image, so he just stayed over in England. Ecology means (according to the CIA, etc.), as Hitler said, "By losing WWII we get the mongrelization of races and we lose years, eons of time," because then black GI’s went into German and married white German women, etc.
Hitler’s idea of ecology was the "pure white Aryan race." The Nazis will work with the Arabs and the Asians to a degree until they have control, and then will utilize sterili- zation. An example of this type of sterilization was the American Indian misfortune. Another example was the mass programs of germs and genocide, conducted by white people in South Africa–which was an experiment after WWII regarding a handful of whites handling a bunch of blacks. It works. People may object to Steve Bilko being killed. 33 other men were killed in those South African prisons last year.
There will be no leaders, a parasol will remain. It’s a test case. And it works. And there’s no reason why these people can’t continue their genocide policy and that is the reason for the Human Ecology Fund. All this is from Jim Horowitz’s newsletter on Evelle Younger’s spy network in Los Angeles (rather, some of it is.)
Army, Navy Domestic Intelligence.
Life Magazine’s article, March 26, 1971 (look it up in the library) is about Army, Navy and Domestic intelligence. During this time, there were hundreds of articles about the governments’ domestic spying. Sam Ervin’s committee caught on that Army and Navy Intelligence, the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc were engaged in domestic spying. The February, March and April newspapers will contain a great deal of information. At first the Army said they were surveiling only 7,000 people, then it was 14,000. Then it was 2 million people–one fourth of the U.S. population was under Army surveillance in 1971. This Life Magazine article about San Ervin’s investigations contains a page that describes the reason for military surveillance of any U.S. citizen:
Persons under surveillance:
Anyone who:
The above information is useful to see what was happening around us back then, but it also fits into what is happening right now. The future becomes, unfortunately easy to project, considering that very little has changed except that Americans are less aware now than in the 1960s or early 1970s. Meanwhile human ecology programs are the order of the day.
In many respects our present times are no different those of Germany in 1938, except that the techniques to do us in are much more refined and awesome. In the early 1920s, just as in the 1960s, there was an attempt to educate the public about what was going to happen. In the book J’ACCUSE, the Men Who Betrayed France by Andre Simone (1940), a story is told about 200 people in France who, long before WWII, in the 1920s, decided they would go along with this nazification of the world because the important thing was to stop what they feared–communism. To these people, communism meant ruling out the church’s excuse for existence. It meant ruling out the royalty that Hitler wanted dot put back into power. It meant ruling out the promise to put royal families back into power. It meant breaking up the feudal land holdings of a handful of people.
Regarding Zaire, you can read about how ITT, MOBIL, etc. have divided up the land and booty, which is why we’re in a war. It’s no longer important what it means to send people to die or to kill those black people or whoever.
Americans have the investments for the plutonium and copper, etc, so we go there to get it and keep it. Just as France was given away, this country is being given away and it’s been going on since the Russian revolution when Hitler, the British and the Italians put Franco into power. Then they pushed to collect and save their holdings, tightened their hold, put a satellite up to tell us where the goods are and then went in there and fought for it. People are no longer important. That was the importance of the movie Network, where the TV personality is told that he’s no longer important and that nations are no longer important. Only corporations are important. Dow Chemical, ITT, Standard, ATT, Mobil, General Motors, etc. They don’t think of countries or boundaries, and have long since stopped thinking about that and being concerned.
Those who can ask, still ask the question, "Do I think people in this country are capable of genocide?" One can only say, take the time to ponder who perpetrates and prospers from the 20 million deaths per year from cancers and diseases, from chemicals in the food and water, from starvation, from sterilizations, from microwave pollution, etc., etc., much of which can be traced to purposeful malice. This is the reason there are no publications for investigate reporting left in America. This year, four or five such publications were bought out by Rockefeller or went out of business, and it was not from a lack of things to report of the need to be informed.
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2019.03.02 16:59 dreammanalishi Mormon Uranium and the One World Government

MORMON URANIUM AND THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.

Transcript of Mae Brussell’s broadcast from KLRB, Carmel, California on August 4, 1978.
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In the morning of July 20, 1978, a press conference was held at the scene of the ordination of Larry Lester, the Black minister admitted to the Mormon priesthood two years ago. The subject of the conference was "Mormon Church Infiltration of Government Agencies Suspected of Sequestering Uranium Ore Outside the United States." This press conference was held by the Latter Day Saints Freedom Foundation in connection with the development of Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc. – an intended boy’s vocational training school to be located at Cornelius, Oregon, in 1958. Charles A. Bean became involved in the acquisition of certain surplus government property. This led to the dismantling of some buildings for resale at the tri-city area in Washington.
During September of 1958, volunteer men were working to assist in guaranteeing the supply of iron ore alleged to be needed in the connection of nuclear cooling processes at Hanford. (Note: Fred Crisman applied for work through the Atomic Energy Commission at this power plant shortly after the Maury Island incident in 1947.) As a result of these efforts several samples of the ore indicated that hard rock uranium ore was located in Washington state and yellow uranium in Utah. Through subsequent arrangements, the interests of 20 volunteers who had contributed to the National Association of Evangelicals–which became involved in backing the Melody Mountain Ranch project, later called Pacific Youth Institute–were exchanged for stock in the Yellow Cat Uranium Co., a Utah-based corp., which later changed its name to Trans Pacific Enterprises in 1957.
Simultaneously, Lyndon B. Johnson (then a Senator) became involved in the uranium discovery through one J. J. McCoy, a fund-raiser who had affiliations with Johnson. Johnson was also a member of the Teamsters Trust Fund Committee at Lubbock, Texas, that was utilized to move money to the number one endeavors of the Association of Evangelicals, made of 30,000 American churches. The Internal Revenue Service eventually became involved because some of the $4,000,000 intended for use by the Pacific Youth Institute was backed by the Evangelicals. A bond of ten percent (10%) was deposited against claims, which might arise from the non-tax-exempt status of the corporation. This bond, deposited with the Justice Department, was made up of $20,000, some parcels of land held by individual owners and subsequently was funded by the Teamsters’ Fund. Teamster funding of many other projects was guaranteed by the anticipated proceeds from the uranium production.
The Treasury Department and the Securities Exchange Commission were to monitor the activities of all concerned. Ralph Grandquist, an Oregon IRS director recommended to Mr. Bean that he file a Government "Conveniencey" Bankruptcy to secure and preserve for future Americans the file which was developed concerning the uranium. This occurred in late 1958 after the discovery. The file was lost and is not now part of the bankruptcy files. A subsequent file was developed by Mr. Bean, and it also was stolen later!
It began to appear that the CIA was involved, for in 1960, some 15 months before the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the request was made that Mr. Bean, who had the authority, sign off on 60 mothball Liberty Ships stored at a California port, ostensibly for use in the Bay of Pigs. Later these ships were used to transport the mined uranium to Australia for refining although it was described as manure and fertilizer. Since virtually all the ore shipped was mined in Utah under the eyes of the Mormon Church, which controls everything that goes on in that state, it may be safely stated that the Church was involved directly or indirectly in the affair. It is of no small moment that the LDS church is infiltrated the CIA and the FBI, and that the special interests of the church have been handled by those church members who had the agencies of government to assist them in the conspiracy.
It is also interesting to note that the Utah Corporation is also the largest mining and refining organization in Australia. This corporation, affiliated with the Mormon church, was the alleged destination of the shipped uranium. The objective of the Mormon conspiracy was to transport the ore beyond the control of the federal government. The avowed purpose of the church in its secret political conquest council of fifty, was to obtain nuclear capability for future use when it would attempt to obtain world conquest and single world government.
It appears as though president Lyndon Johnson assisted the Mormon Church in this conspiracy by promoting such projects as "Atoms for Peace," "Food for Peace," and "Water for Peace." By executive order, Johnson ordered the movement into an international treaty of one million tons of the mined uranium, which was subsequently shipped to Australia. This order issued in 1966 was violated, in that during three years (1966, 1967 and 1968) all ten million tons of the ore were shipped off to Australia aboard those ships registered to Lady Bird Johnson.
It is a well-known fact to researchers at the LDS Freedom Foundation, that Lyndon Johnson had placed in the limousine, two pillows on the floor upon which the Secret Service agents could push him at the moment President Kennedy was to be shot in 1963. It is also known that the pathologist who conducted the pathology on Kennedy has denounced the official pathology report as not being his report, which indicated that several shots penetrated the president’s head from different angles. The Warren Commission, appointed by Johnson, has been accused of whitewashing the entire episode.
It is also of no small significance that Lady Bird Johnson acquired numerous FCC licenses beyond normal regulations during this period of time, and further that the chairman of the FCC has always been a Mormon since its inception.
The nuclear capability of Israel has resulted from this conspiracy, which provided for the high jacking of 200 tons of ore in 1968. The rumor was widespread in the knowledgeable circles of Salt Lake City that the Mormon Church had arranged to assist Israel in bringing off Armageddon.
Upon hearing of the ore shipments, Lyndon Johnson made a hurried four-day world trip after which he abandoned plans to run for reelection. His death shortly after retiring appears to be part of the cover-up of the conspiracy along with numerous others involved.
Twenty notes for 1.5 million dollars each are acknowledged to be in a Swiss bank to repay the value of part of the one million tons of ore authorized for shipment. Mr. Bean and an associate, Mr. Robert J. Wright, have filed suit in a federal court in Oregon seeking to make the Treasury Department responsible and accountable for the loss to themselves and the National Association of Evangelicals.
Lyndon Johnson was the head of NASA, and Werner von Braun, the Nazi war criminal, was brought to this country. The atomic bomb and nuclear capabilities were moved with the assistance of Lyndon Johnson and the Mormon Church. Mullen Associates in Washington, D.C., a public relations firm, had been a non-Mormon account for the Tabernacle tours overseas, yet all Mormons give their business to other Mormons.
But the LDS used this Washington firm, Mullin Associates, which carried the Latter Day Saints Tabernacle around the world--a good method of disseminating agents from the tours. The LDS also funded the Free Cuba Committee (which again is Mormon) and the ships for the Bay of Pigs. The LDS funded Mr. Riley of Riley Coffee Co., where Lee Harvey Oswald worked. E. Howard Hunt was the vice president of Mullen Associates. Lyndon Johnson, atomic weaponry and the Nazi-Mormon-CIA, had obvious connections. Australia had one-fifth of the world’s non-Communist uranium, making it a major supplier. The ore was shipped from the US to Australia and from there to other nations. This is thanks to the Mormons.
This all started having steam in 1957, a very important year. That’s when Admiral Byrd died. His documents and the truth of his visits to the Antarctic in 1946, were never published. That was the year of the International Geophysical Year. This was the year that Candy Jones was put into her mind control experiments, without her even knowing it for so many years. It was the year that Lyndon Johnson made great strides for the Mormon cause. Satellites, launched by NASA, were organizing the earth for the industrialists who use the uranium.
Please note that some parts of the above information was taken from a press conference by attorney Doug Wallace.
"Operation Bernhard"
Information about "Operation Bernhard," is contained in a June 2, 1978 Inquiry Magazine article by Tad Zule. It claims the reason Richard Helms was not prosecuted by Jimmy Carter was that although Helms had committed perjury in the ITT case, his trial would have revealed the CIA connections to the large banks of the world. Harry Truman was instrumental in calling off the investigations of Nazi money in Swiss bank accounts. Operation Bernhard, the project to counterfeit millions of America, British, and German currency just prior to the end of WWI could very well be the main supplier of the founding of the Bilderbergers in 1954.
Mr. Truman was not exactly an innocent bystander. Truman did not inform the National Security Council or stop the investigation of the flow of Nazi money. This [Nazi money] was one of the things Richard Helms was in immediate control of because he was instrumental in the sources of CIA money.
Nixon's recruitment.
In the Memoirs of Richard Nixon, on page 33, Nixon discusses his running for Congress in 1966. He tells about his letter from Hermann Perry, the manager of a Bank of America in Whittier.
"Dear Dick,
Do you want to run on a Republican ticket? Air mail me your reply.
H. L. Perry."
The date 1966 is important because Nixon was then taken to see Mr. Perry and then was taken to the bungalow of Howard Hughes. And they decided, yes, this is our man. Nixon had already written to the law offices of Allen Dulles, asking to be in intelligence work. When Nixon was in the Navy, he had written to the FBI asking to be in the FBI.
The fact that Nixon didn’t get a response from them doesn’t mean that he wasn’t hired. His answer came in the form of Perry and Howard Hughes, who contacted him, and he was brought to California to run against Jerry Vorhees. In the book "Wanted, the Search for the Nazi’s", this same Mr. Perry was instrumental in bringing war criminals to the United Sates, such as the Nazi Nicholi Moloxi, who was brought to Nixon’s office. Moloxi, of Odessa, then went down to Argentina. Nixon’s first visit to the White House in 1947, was a meeting with Truman who discussed helping restore Europe and especially German industry. German industry included I.G. Farben and munitions makers. This class of "1946-1947" was very important– it included Mr. Smathers from Florida, Gerald Ford from Michigan, and Nixon from California. These men elected in 1946, worked along with the Nazi war criminals and the OSS-CIA officials to form the National Security Council. Then foreigners like Kissinger and Brezinski came in and ran our country. It’s no longer run by Americans.
This group looked at the globe and smacked their lips and decided how it would be divided.
The importance of bringing the German space scientists to this country (written up very carefully in the book Operation Paperclip), is that the satellites tell you where the oil is or the minerals, water, oil, vegetation and population are. Then, from this vantage point, you can displace people from where the oil is or from where the minerals you want are located. Control is either bought or obtained by force. The war was over in May 1945, and in August 1945, the United States dropped the A-bombs made by Hitler and Oppenheimer (a "basket of pineapples") on Japan to keep Russia from going into those oil fields of Asia any further. Russia had already gone west and the United States wanted to stop her from going east.
Hitler’s A-bombs?
Hitler’s A-bombs? Some producer has the National Archive documents that prove that the bombs the United States dropped were Hitler’s bombs. There are tape recordings of Mr. Oppenheimer speaking about those bombs as Hitler’s which were used to end the war. Oppenheimer speaks of getting those satellite scientists over here quickly and getting those satellites launched so that monitoring can begin.
A suggested book is the Swiss Bank Connection by Leslie Walker. This expose is about the Nazi money in the Swiss banks.
Anti "terrorism" and government surveillance.
The following is information supplied by Jim Horowitz, of Los Angeles, who works with Mark Lane and Don Freed. They apparently suppressed information on several issues at conspiracy conferences. Jim Horowitz has a newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 6, about Evelle Younger. Younger’s "Organized Crime Collector School (he advertises himself as a "spy czar") is actually an anti-terrorist Red school. Our country is no longer chasing communists. We’re doing trade with Russia and China. They are looking for "terrorists," and they will become the excuse to open our mail and break into newspaper offices, keep people under surveillance and do anything they want under the cover of "terrorism." Anacapa Sciences, Inc. is a mystery firm hired for politically and paramilitary-motivated campaigns to get dissidents. In Zaire, it is General Motors which is sending in troops. Private corporations work with the Department of Defense and the CIA so we don’t have to declare war, and the FBI doesn’t have to half its underground work. Mr. FBI Webster sent 80 informers to monitor the terrorists’ work. Then the private corporations get money from the government, and the FBI can look at you and say, "We only have 80 agents on this subject." But Anacapa, whose cover is organized crime, is setting up national, as in "Gestapo"–national training schools. They will work with local police officers. Hitler worked with Interpol. Hitler had the best police system. It was not only national, but included Vienna, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and then it became international. Swat teams are formed under all this and they want more swat teams for urban counter-insurgencies and for the militarization of the police forces, with headquarters to be in Los Angeles, California.
Daryl Gates, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was under the influence of Ed Davis. In San Francisco, Charles Gains is the Chief of Police. Gains ran the FBI counter-intelligence program in Oakland against the Black Panthers, before he was made Chief of Police in San Francisco. Oakland is the third police center in America.
Anacapa is linked with the CIA. It shares with them, their anti-terrorist money. Anacapa’s project director is Jack Kinney of Air Force Intelligence, who is also a top secret National Security Agency executive. Anacapa is also tied to officers of Nay Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and has reciprocal relations with the CIA. Evelle Younger’s influence reaches through the Organized Crime Collectors School.
The unemployed, especially black persons who are unemployed, Chicanos who are unemployed–there are no jobs from them. Stealing to get food? Those who are forced to become criminals–these are your "terrorists." There’s going to be unemployment, riots, food-riots and so on in this country. There are no "terrorists." There’s going to be self-defense. That’s the reason the Panthers started.
Younger works with the Organized Crime Collectors School and Anacapa, and also with a group in Washington D.C. called the "Psychological Assessment Associates (PAA). PAA is a deep cover CIA’s proprietary that worked with behavior modification-like experiments. You get a Donald DeFreeze working in Vacaville prison in California. DeFreeze was working under the Defense Department’s mind control program established by Westbrook of the CIA. Westbrook formed the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) which became the excuse to burn those people--SLA members caught in the burning house in Los Angeles, on prime time TV. The burning of these six SLA members became the inaugural of the swat teams’ burning of "terrorists." Boy, its’ really great that they saved us in time from those terrorists, which, had they been merely arrested, would have required utilizing the courts to hear their cases. United Sates prosecuting attorney Browning, who prosecuted the Patty Hearst case, still hasn’t prosecuted Emily William Harris (four years now) for kidnapping Patty Hearst. Browning is running for Attorney General of California while Evelle Younger runs for Governor.
Browing and Younger have links to the mind control programs. One of Younger’s liaisons in Washington, the firm Psychological Assessment Associates, works under cover with a John Gettinger. J.W. Gettinger is an agent who works under the cover of the Human Ecology Fund, known to be a CIA conduit. Three years ago, a man went to England and told me to get out of the country at that time. He told me about the radio towers used in San Francisco–that is the use of ELF (extremely low frequency) waves as mood setters for the stimulation of depression or suicides or epileptic fits to name only a few. ELF was used to perform mind control on whole cities to break meditations and subdue the population. He told me that an ecology and energy crisis would be the excuse to eliminate 63 million Americans according to a Rand study. Human ecology means to clean up the earth!
Charles Lindbergh was into ecology, and was moving into Germany the day Hitler invaded Poland. Lindbergh thought maybe it would be bad for the American image, so he just stayed over in England. Ecology means (according to the CIA, etc.), as Hitler said, "By losing WWII we get the mongrelization of races and we lose years, eons of time," because then black GI’s went into German and married white German women, etc.
Hitler’s idea of ecology was the "pure white Aryan race." The Nazis will work with the Arabs and the Asians to a degree until they have control, and then will utilize sterili- zation. An example of this type of sterilization was the American Indian misfortune. Another example was the mass programs of germs and genocide, conducted by white people in South Africa–which was an experiment after WWII regarding a handful of whites handling a bunch of blacks. It works. People may object to Steve Bilko being killed. 33 other men were killed in those South African prisons last year.
There will be no leaders, a parasol will remain. It’s a test case. And it works. And there’s no reason why these people can’t continue their genocide policy and that is the reason for the Human Ecology Fund. All this is from Jim Horowitz’s newsletter on Evelle Younger’s spy network in Los Angeles (rather, some of it is.)
Army, Navy Domestic Intelligence.
Life Magazine’s article, March 26, 1971 (look it up in the library) is about Army, Navy and Domestic intelligence. During this time, there were hundreds of articles about the governments’ domestic spying. Sam Ervin’s committee caught on that Army and Navy Intelligence, the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc were engaged in domestic spying. The February, March and April newspapers will contain a great deal of information. At first the Army said they were surveiling only 7,000 people, then it was 14,000. Then it was 2 million people–one fourth of the U.S. population was under Army surveillance in 1971. This Life Magazine article about San Ervin’s investigations contains a page that describes the reason for military surveillance of any U.S. citizen:
Persons under surveillance:
Anyone who:
The above information is useful to see what was happening around us back then, but it also fits into what is happening right now. The future becomes, unfortunately easy to project, considering that very little has changed except that Americans are less aware now than in the 1960s or early 1970s. Meanwhile human ecology programs are the order of the day.
In many respects our present times are no different those of Germany in 1938, except that the techniques to do us in are much more refined and awesome. In the early 1920s, just as in the 1960s, there was an attempt to educate the public about what was going to happen. In the book J’ACCUSE, the Men Who Betrayed France by Andre Simone (1940), a story is told about 200 people in France who, long before WWII, in the 1920s, decided they would go along with this nazification of the world because the important thing was to stop what they feared–communism. To these people, communism meant ruling out the church’s excuse for existence. It meant ruling out the royalty that Hitler wanted dot put back into power. It meant ruling out the promise to put royal families back into power. It meant breaking up the feudal land holdings of a handful of people.
Regarding Zaire, you can read about how ITT, MOBIL, etc. have divided up the land and booty, which is why we’re in a war. It’s no longer important what it means to send people to die or to kill those black people or whoever.
Americans have the investments for the plutonium and copper, etc, so we go there to get it and keep it. Just as France was given away, this country is being given away and it’s been going on since the Russian revolution when Hitler, the British and the Italians put Franco into power. Then they pushed to collect and save their holdings, tightened their hold, put a satellite up to tell us where the goods are and then went in there and fought for it. People are no longer important. That was the importance of the movie Network, where the TV personality is told that he’s no longer important and that nations are no longer important. Only corporations are important. Dow Chemical, ITT, Standard, ATT, Mobil, General Motors, etc. They don’t think of countries or boundaries, and have long since stopped thinking about that and being concerned.
Those who can ask, still ask the question, "Do I think people in this country are capable of genocide?" One can only say, take the time to ponder who perpetrates and prospers from the 20 million deaths per year from cancers and diseases, from chemicals in the food and water, from starvation, from sterilizations, from microwave pollution, etc., etc., much of which can be traced to purposeful malice. This is the reason there are no publications for investigate reporting left in America. This year, four or five such publications were bought out by Rockefeller or went out of business, and it was not from a lack of things to report of the need to be informed.
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2019.03.02 16:44 The_Web_Of_Slime Mormon Uranium and the One World Government

MORMON URANIUM AND THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.

Transcript of Mae Brussell’s broadcast from KLRB, Carmel, California on August 4, 1978.
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In the morning of July 20, 1978, a press conference was held at the scene of the ordination of Larry Lester, the Black minister admitted to the Mormon priesthood two years ago. The subject of the conference was "Mormon Church Infiltration of Government Agencies Suspected of Sequestering Uranium Ore Outside the United States." This press conference was held by the Latter Day Saints Freedom Foundation in connection with the development of Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc. – an intended boy’s vocational training school to be located at Cornelius, Oregon, in 1958. Charles A. Bean became involved in the acquisition of certain surplus government property. This led to the dismantling of some buildings for resale at the tri-city area in Washington.
During September of 1958, volunteer men were working to assist in guaranteeing the supply of iron ore alleged to be needed in the connection of nuclear cooling processes at Hanford. (Note: Fred Crisman applied for work through the Atomic Energy Commission at this power plant shortly after the Maury Island incident in 1947.) As a result of these efforts several samples of the ore indicated that hard rock uranium ore was located in Washington state and yellow uranium in Utah. Through subsequent arrangements, the interests of 20 volunteers who had contributed to the National Association of Evangelicals–which became involved in backing the Melody Mountain Ranch project, later called Pacific Youth Institute–were exchanged for stock in the Yellow Cat Uranium Co., a Utah-based corp., which later changed its name to Trans Pacific Enterprises in 1957.
Simultaneously, Lyndon B. Johnson (then a Senator) became involved in the uranium discovery through one J. J. McCoy, a fund-raiser who had affiliations with Johnson. Johnson was also a member of the Teamsters Trust Fund Committee at Lubbock, Texas, that was utilized to move money to the number one endeavors of the Association of Evangelicals, made of 30,000 American churches. The Internal Revenue Service eventually became involved because some of the $4,000,000 intended for use by the Pacific Youth Institute was backed by the Evangelicals. A bond of ten percent (10%) was deposited against claims, which might arise from the non-tax-exempt status of the corporation. This bond, deposited with the Justice Department, was made up of $20,000, some parcels of land held by individual owners and subsequently was funded by the Teamsters’ Fund. Teamster funding of many other projects was guaranteed by the anticipated proceeds from the uranium production.
The Treasury Department and the Securities Exchange Commission were to monitor the activities of all concerned. Ralph Grandquist, an Oregon IRS director recommended to Mr. Bean that he file a Government "Conveniencey" Bankruptcy to secure and preserve for future Americans the file which was developed concerning the uranium. This occurred in late 1958 after the discovery. The file was lost and is not now part of the bankruptcy files. A subsequent file was developed by Mr. Bean, and it also was stolen later!
It began to appear that the CIA was involved, for in 1960, some 15 months before the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the request was made that Mr. Bean, who had the authority, sign off on 60 mothball Liberty Ships stored at a California port, ostensibly for use in the Bay of Pigs. Later these ships were used to transport the mined uranium to Australia for refining although it was described as manure and fertilizer. Since virtually all the ore shipped was mined in Utah under the eyes of the Mormon Church, which controls everything that goes on in that state, it may be safely stated that the Church was involved directly or indirectly in the affair. It is of no small moment that the LDS church is infiltrated the CIA and the FBI, and that the special interests of the church have been handled by those church members who had the agencies of government to assist them in the conspiracy.
It is also interesting to note that the Utah Corporation is also the largest mining and refining organization in Australia. This corporation, affiliated with the Mormon church, was the alleged destination of the shipped uranium. The objective of the Mormon conspiracy was to transport the ore beyond the control of the federal government. The avowed purpose of the church in its secret political conquest council of fifty, was to obtain nuclear capability for future use when it would attempt to obtain world conquest and single world government.
It appears as though president Lyndon Johnson assisted the Mormon Church in this conspiracy by promoting such projects as "Atoms for Peace," "Food for Peace," and "Water for Peace." By executive order, Johnson ordered the movement into an international treaty of one million tons of the mined uranium, which was subsequently shipped to Australia. This order issued in 1966 was violated, in that during three years (1966, 1967 and 1968) all ten million tons of the ore were shipped off to Australia aboard those ships registered to Lady Bird Johnson.
It is a well-known fact to researchers at the LDS Freedom Foundation, that Lyndon Johnson had placed in the limousine, two pillows on the floor upon which the Secret Service agents could push him at the moment President Kennedy was to be shot in 1963. It is also known that the pathologist who conducted the pathology on Kennedy has denounced the official pathology report as not being his report, which indicated that several shots penetrated the president’s head from different angles. The Warren Commission, appointed by Johnson, has been accused of whitewashing the entire episode.
It is also of no small significance that Lady Bird Johnson acquired numerous FCC licenses beyond normal regulations during this period of time, and further that the chairman of the FCC has always been a Mormon since its inception.
The nuclear capability of Israel has resulted from this conspiracy, which provided for the high jacking of 200 tons of ore in 1968. The rumor was widespread in the knowledgeable circles of Salt Lake City that the Mormon Church had arranged to assist Israel in bringing off Armageddon.
Upon hearing of the ore shipments, Lyndon Johnson made a hurried four-day world trip after which he abandoned plans to run for reelection. His death shortly after retiring appears to be part of the cover-up of the conspiracy along with numerous others involved.
Twenty notes for 1.5 million dollars each are acknowledged to be in a Swiss bank to repay the value of part of the one million tons of ore authorized for shipment. Mr. Bean and an associate, Mr. Robert J. Wright, have filed suit in a federal court in Oregon seeking to make the Treasury Department responsible and accountable for the loss to themselves and the National Association of Evangelicals.
Lyndon Johnson was the head of NASA, and Werner von Braun, the Nazi war criminal, was brought to this country. The atomic bomb and nuclear capabilities were moved with the assistance of Lyndon Johnson and the Mormon Church. Mullen Associates in Washington, D.C., a public relations firm, had been a non-Mormon account for the Tabernacle tours overseas, yet all Mormons give their business to other Mormons.
But the LDS used this Washington firm, Mullin Associates, which carried the Latter Day Saints Tabernacle around the world--a good method of disseminating agents from the tours. The LDS also funded the Free Cuba Committee (which again is Mormon) and the ships for the Bay of Pigs. The LDS funded Mr. Riley of Riley Coffee Co., where Lee Harvey Oswald worked. E. Howard Hunt was the vice president of Mullen Associates. Lyndon Johnson, atomic weaponry and the Nazi-Mormon-CIA, had obvious connections. Australia had one-fifth of the world’s non-Communist uranium, making it a major supplier. The ore was shipped from the US to Australia and from there to other nations. This is thanks to the Mormons.
This all started having steam in 1957, a very important year. That’s when Admiral Byrd died. His documents and the truth of his visits to the Antarctic in 1946, were never published. That was the year of the International Geophysical Year. This was the year that Candy Jones was put into her mind control experiments, without her even knowing it for so many years. It was the year that Lyndon Johnson made great strides for the Mormon cause. Satellites, launched by NASA, were organizing the earth for the industrialists who use the uranium.
Please note that some parts of the above information was taken from a press conference by attorney Doug Wallace.
"Operation Bernhard"
Information about "Operation Bernhard," is contained in a June 2, 1978 Inquiry Magazine article by Tad Zule. It claims the reason Richard Helms was not prosecuted by Jimmy Carter was that although Helms had committed perjury in the ITT case, his trial would have revealed the CIA connections to the large banks of the world. Harry Truman was instrumental in calling off the investigations of Nazi money in Swiss bank accounts. Operation Bernhard, the project to counterfeit millions of America, British, and German currency just prior to the end of WWI could very well be the main supplier of the founding of the Bilderbergers in 1954.
Mr. Truman was not exactly an innocent bystander. Truman did not inform the National Security Council or stop the investigation of the flow of Nazi money. This [Nazi money] was one of the things Richard Helms was in immediate control of because he was instrumental in the sources of CIA money.
Nixon's recruitment.
In the Memoirs of Richard Nixon, on page 33, Nixon discusses his running for Congress in 1966. He tells about his letter from Hermann Perry, the manager of a Bank of America in Whittier.
"Dear Dick,
Do you want to run on a Republican ticket? Air mail me your reply.
H. L. Perry."
The date 1966 is important because Nixon was then taken to see Mr. Perry and then was taken to the bungalow of Howard Hughes. And they decided, yes, this is our man. Nixon had already written to the law offices of Allen Dulles, asking to be in intelligence work. When Nixon was in the Navy, he had written to the FBI asking to be in the FBI.
The fact that Nixon didn’t get a response from them doesn’t mean that he wasn’t hired. His answer came in the form of Perry and Howard Hughes, who contacted him, and he was brought to California to run against Jerry Vorhees. In the book "Wanted, the Search for the Nazi’s", this same Mr. Perry was instrumental in bringing war criminals to the United Sates, such as the Nazi Nicholi Moloxi, who was brought to Nixon’s office. Moloxi, of Odessa, then went down to Argentina. Nixon’s first visit to the White House in 1947, was a meeting with Truman who discussed helping restore Europe and especially German industry. German industry included I.G. Farben and munitions makers. This class of "1946-1947" was very important– it included Mr. Smathers from Florida, Gerald Ford from Michigan, and Nixon from California. These men elected in 1946, worked along with the Nazi war criminals and the OSS-CIA officials to form the National Security Council. Then foreigners like Kissinger and Brezinski came in and ran our country. It’s no longer run by Americans.
This group looked at the globe and smacked their lips and decided how it would be divided.
The importance of bringing the German space scientists to this country (written up very carefully in the book Operation Paperclip), is that the satellites tell you where the oil is or the minerals, water, oil, vegetation and population are. Then, from this vantage point, you can displace people from where the oil is or from where the minerals you want are located. Control is either bought or obtained by force. The war was over in May 1945, and in August 1945, the United States dropped the A-bombs made by Hitler and Oppenheimer (a "basket of pineapples") on Japan to keep Russia from going into those oil fields of Asia any further. Russia had already gone west and the United States wanted to stop her from going east.
Hitler’s A-bombs?
Hitler’s A-bombs? Some producer has the National Archive documents that prove that the bombs the United States dropped were Hitler’s bombs. There are tape recordings of Mr. Oppenheimer speaking about those bombs as Hitler’s which were used to end the war. Oppenheimer speaks of getting those satellite scientists over here quickly and getting those satellites launched so that monitoring can begin.
A suggested book is the Swiss Bank Connection by Leslie Walker. This expose is about the Nazi money in the Swiss banks.
Anti "terrorism" and government surveillance.
The following is information supplied by Jim Horowitz, of Los Angeles, who works with Mark Lane and Don Freed. They apparently suppressed information on several issues at conspiracy conferences. Jim Horowitz has a newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 6, about Evelle Younger. Younger’s "Organized Crime Collector School (he advertises himself as a "spy czar") is actually an anti-terrorist Red school. Our country is no longer chasing communists. We’re doing trade with Russia and China. They are looking for "terrorists," and they will become the excuse to open our mail and break into newspaper offices, keep people under surveillance and do anything they want under the cover of "terrorism." Anacapa Sciences, Inc. is a mystery firm hired for politically and paramilitary-motivated campaigns to get dissidents. In Zaire, it is General Motors which is sending in troops. Private corporations work with the Department of Defense and the CIA so we don’t have to declare war, and the FBI doesn’t have to half its underground work. Mr. FBI Webster sent 80 informers to monitor the terrorists’ work. Then the private corporations get money from the government, and the FBI can look at you and say, "We only have 80 agents on this subject." But Anacapa, whose cover is organized crime, is setting up national, as in "Gestapo"–national training schools. They will work with local police officers. Hitler worked with Interpol. Hitler had the best police system. It was not only national, but included Vienna, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and then it became international. Swat teams are formed under all this and they want more swat teams for urban counter-insurgencies and for the militarization of the police forces, with headquarters to be in Los Angeles, California.
Daryl Gates, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was under the influence of Ed Davis. In San Francisco, Charles Gains is the Chief of Police. Gains ran the FBI counter-intelligence program in Oakland against the Black Panthers, before he was made Chief of Police in San Francisco. Oakland is the third police center in America.
Anacapa is linked with the CIA. It shares with them, their anti-terrorist money. Anacapa’s project director is Jack Kinney of Air Force Intelligence, who is also a top secret National Security Agency executive. Anacapa is also tied to officers of Nay Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and has reciprocal relations with the CIA. Evelle Younger’s influence reaches through the Organized Crime Collectors School.
The unemployed, especially black persons who are unemployed, Chicanos who are unemployed–there are no jobs from them. Stealing to get food? Those who are forced to become criminals–these are your "terrorists." There’s going to be unemployment, riots, food-riots and so on in this country. There are no "terrorists." There’s going to be self-defense. That’s the reason the Panthers started.
Younger works with the Organized Crime Collectors School and Anacapa, and also with a group in Washington D.C. called the "Psychological Assessment Associates (PAA). PAA is a deep cover CIA’s proprietary that worked with behavior modification-like experiments. You get a Donald DeFreeze working in Vacaville prison in California. DeFreeze was working under the Defense Department’s mind control program established by Westbrook of the CIA. Westbrook formed the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) which became the excuse to burn those people--SLA members caught in the burning house in Los Angeles, on prime time TV. The burning of these six SLA members became the inaugural of the swat teams’ burning of "terrorists." Boy, its’ really great that they saved us in time from those terrorists, which, had they been merely arrested, would have required utilizing the courts to hear their cases. United Sates prosecuting attorney Browning, who prosecuted the Patty Hearst case, still hasn’t prosecuted Emily William Harris (four years now) for kidnapping Patty Hearst. Browning is running for Attorney General of California while Evelle Younger runs for Governor.
Browing and Younger have links to the mind control programs. One of Younger’s liaisons in Washington, the firm Psychological Assessment Associates, works under cover with a John Gettinger. J.W. Gettinger is an agent who works under the cover of the Human Ecology Fund, known to be a CIA conduit. Three years ago, a man went to England and told me to get out of the country at that time. He told me about the radio towers used in San Francisco–that is the use of ELF (extremely low frequency) waves as mood setters for the stimulation of depression or suicides or epileptic fits to name only a few. ELF was used to perform mind control on whole cities to break meditations and subdue the population. He told me that an ecology and energy crisis would be the excuse to eliminate 63 million Americans according to a Rand study. Human ecology means to clean up the earth!
Charles Lindbergh was into ecology, and was moving into Germany the day Hitler invaded Poland. Lindbergh thought maybe it would be bad for the American image, so he just stayed over in England. Ecology means (according to the CIA, etc.), as Hitler said, "By losing WWII we get the mongrelization of races and we lose years, eons of time," because then black GI’s went into German and married white German women, etc.
Hitler’s idea of ecology was the "pure white Aryan race." The Nazis will work with the Arabs and the Asians to a degree until they have control, and then will utilize sterili- zation. An example of this type of sterilization was the American Indian misfortune. Another example was the mass programs of germs and genocide, conducted by white people in South Africa–which was an experiment after WWII regarding a handful of whites handling a bunch of blacks. It works. People may object to Steve Bilko being killed. 33 other men were killed in those South African prisons last year.
There will be no leaders, a parasol will remain. It’s a test case. And it works. And there’s no reason why these people can’t continue their genocide policy and that is the reason for the Human Ecology Fund. All this is from Jim Horowitz’s newsletter on Evelle Younger’s spy network in Los Angeles (rather, some of it is.)
Army, Navy Domestic Intelligence.
Life Magazine’s article, March 26, 1971 (look it up in the library) is about Army, Navy and Domestic intelligence. During this time, there were hundreds of articles about the governments’ domestic spying. Sam Ervin’s committee caught on that Army and Navy Intelligence, the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc were engaged in domestic spying. The February, March and April newspapers will contain a great deal of information. At first the Army said they were surveiling only 7,000 people, then it was 14,000. Then it was 2 million people–one fourth of the U.S. population was under Army surveillance in 1971. This Life Magazine article about San Ervin’s investigations contains a page that describes the reason for military surveillance of any U.S. citizen:
Persons under surveillance:
Anyone who:
The above information is useful to see what was happening around us back then, but it also fits into what is happening right now. The future becomes, unfortunately easy to project, considering that very little has changed except that Americans are less aware now than in the 1960s or early 1970s. Meanwhile human ecology programs are the order of the day.
In many respects our present times are no different those of Germany in 1938, except that the techniques to do us in are much more refined and awesome. In the early 1920s, just as in the 1960s, there was an attempt to educate the public about what was going to happen. In the book J’ACCUSE, the Men Who Betrayed France by Andre Simone (1940), a story is told about 200 people in France who, long before WWII, in the 1920s, decided they would go along with this nazification of the world because the important thing was to stop what they feared–communism. To these people, communism meant ruling out the church’s excuse for existence. It meant ruling out the royalty that Hitler wanted dot put back into power. It meant ruling out the promise to put royal families back into power. It meant breaking up the feudal land holdings of a handful of people.
Regarding Zaire, you can read about how ITT, MOBIL, etc. have divided up the land and booty, which is why we’re in a war. It’s no longer important what it means to send people to die or to kill those black people or whoever.
Americans have the investments for the plutonium and copper, etc, so we go there to get it and keep it. Just as France was given away, this country is being given away and it’s been going on since the Russian revolution when Hitler, the British and the Italians put Franco into power. Then they pushed to collect and save their holdings, tightened their hold, put a satellite up to tell us where the goods are and then went in there and fought for it. People are no longer important. That was the importance of the movie Network, where the TV personality is told that he’s no longer important and that nations are no longer important. Only corporations are important. Dow Chemical, ITT, Standard, ATT, Mobil, General Motors, etc. They don’t think of countries or boundaries, and have long since stopped thinking about that and being concerned.
Those who can ask, still ask the question, "Do I think people in this country are capable of genocide?" One can only say, take the time to ponder who perpetrates and prospers from the 20 million deaths per year from cancers and diseases, from chemicals in the food and water, from starvation, from sterilizations, from microwave pollution, etc., etc., much of which can be traced to purposeful malice. This is the reason there are no publications for investigate reporting left in America. This year, four or five such publications were bought out by Rockefeller or went out of business, and it was not from a lack of things to report of the need to be informed.
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2018.10.26 22:32 themightyheptagon "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" might not have been so bad if it had a better ending

Yeah, I know... Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was an unnecessary sequel with a long list of problems, and it's hard to "fix" it with just one change.
Shia LaBeouf was almost comically miscast, the twist about Mutt's identity was hollow and perfunctory, the aliens clashed badly with the tone of the series, the action and special effects were laughable at best, and most of the supporting characters were painfully forgettable. But out of all the movie's myriad problems, there's just one that I would describe as completely unforgivable.
The ending doesn't work.
Call me crazy, but I might have been willing to let most of the movie's problems slide if it had actually given Indiana Jones a suitably epic sendoff. After all, this wasn't just the fourth installment in a popular action series; it was the final chapter in the saga of one of Hollywood's greatest action heroes, and it brought him back to the silver screen after 19 years. If you're going to bring back a character as iconic as Indiana Jones for one last hurrah, you better be prepared to give him the finale that he deserves.
So how did they end the movie, again?
Um... Indy and Marion get married, Indy finds out that Mutt is his son, and...he gets promoted to Associate Dean at his university.
Really, guys? That was the best you could do? This is a grand finale for a guy who fought in both World Wars, saved the world from Nazis multiple times, and found the Holy Grail in his younger days. After all that, his story ends with him marrying his old sweetheart, becoming a father, and getting a promotion at work. That might be a decent ending for a TV sitcom, but it's a horrible ending for Indiana Jones.
You could spend years thinking of better ways to send Indy out with a bang. Almost anything would have been better than what we got.
How would I do it? Honestly, I can't even make up my mind. Here are three ideas:
(Take 1)
The aliens descend on the Mayan temple, the Soviet soldiers are sucked into the extra-dimensional portal, and Indy and his friends escape to higher ground as the temple collapses around them. Amid the chaos, Indy turns back to gaze upon the portal in awe, reflecting on all the mysteries of the universe that he still has yet to unravel. He thinks of his many travels throughout the world, of all the strange things that he's seen, and of all the adventures that could lie ahead of him.
Nearby, his friends call out to him, begging him to escape with them. Instead, Indy leaps from the top of the mountain peak and lets the portal pull him in. The screen fades to white as Indy vanishes. And from deep within the shining tunnel of light, a strange voice calls out to him.
"Welcome, Traveler. The Great Journey begins. Would you join us?"
In a hushed whisper, Indy's voice replies "Yes..."
Back in New York, Mutt and Marion gather for a somber memorial service to Indy, and all of his old friends show up to pay their respects to him: Sallah, Willie Scott, Wan Li (the man once known as "Short Round"), and even Jock the pilot.
As Mutt thumbs through some of his father's dusty old volumes of history and archaeology, one of the books suddenly falls open to a random page. On that page, he sees an old black and white photo of an archaeological dig in Egypt, dated "December 1887". His eyes open wide with shock when he sees a man in a fedora standing in the background of the picture, grinning knowingly at the camera.
It's Indy, not a day over 65. And just above one of the pyramids of Giza, there's the faint outline of the aliens' spaceship...
(Take 2)
As the Mayan temple collapses, Irina Spalko sends a desperate radio message to her superiors in Moscow, begging for an extraction. As Indy and his friends escape to higher ground, they're confronted by dozens of armed Soviet troops, who were already waiting in the jungle as backup.
The Soviet troops realize that the Skull is gone, but they decide to settle for the next best prize: terminating the infamous "Dr. Jones", one of the Red Army's most irritating enemies.
Indy draws his machine-gun and orders his friends to run, promising that he'll hold the Soviets off as long as he can. Bullets fly, grenades explode, and Indy tries to make his escape in a Soviet jeep. But it's no use: his jeep flips over after a Russian bullet pierces its tire, and the soldiers drag Indy away.
Several weeks later, Indy languishes in a dank cell in a Soviet gulag in Siberia while a sadistic colonel looms over him, gloating about his final victory. Every trace of Indy's old cockiness is gone, and we see his old age finally taking its toll on him. After all of his thrilling adventures and narrow escapes, our hero is a broken old man, condemned to spend his last miserable days as a political prisoner.
As the colonel slams Indy's cell door shut behind him, the sound of the slamming door echoes through the prison, and the colonel assures Indy that his stay in the prison will be painless...as long as he doesn't hold back any secrets about America's fabled cache of mystical artifacts.
"In the morning, you can tell me where the Ark of the Covenant is!" the colonel calls out, laughing maliciously.
The next morning, a Soviet soldier goes to Indy's cell to offer him his daily bowl of gruel. Much to his satisfaction, Indy doesn't bother with any defiant wisecracks.
"No witty remarks today, Dr. Jones?" the soldier says mockingly.
Indy doesn't answer, but only grunts weakly in response.
"...Dr. Jones?" the soldier says, suddenly worried.
He takes a few steps forward, and suddenly sees that the cell's sole occupant isn't Indy. It's the Soviet colonel, gagged and hogtied on the floor...and wearing Indy's prison uniform.
Far outside the walls of the gulag, a figure in a colonel's uniform approaches an airstrip, where a transport plane waits for takeoff. In flawless Russian, the figure calls out "Good day, comrade! The plane is ready for inspection, I trust?"
"Of course, comrade Colonel!" the nearest soldier replies. "Perfectly primed, and ready for takeoff!"
The figure steps into the plane, and the camera pans around to reveal that it's Indy in the colonel's uniform. With that, he slams the door shut, walks into the cockpit, and guns the engine...just as an alarm siren rings out.
Somewhere in the distance, the colonel's voice calls out "Stop that man!" But it's no use: the plane hurtles down the runway and climbs into the air, and the colonel screams "JONES!" as he shakes his fist.
The colonel's radio crackles, and Indy's voice comes through loud and clear.
"Dasvidaniya, old pal," Indy says. "I'll send you a card from Alaska!"
(Take 3)
As the Mayan temple collapses, Indy and his friends escape to higher ground. Just as they think they're safe, the mountain collapses under their feet along with the temple, and a horrific rockslide ensues.
As Marion nearly slips and falls, Indy stops to help her, but ends up losing his footing as loose rocks tumble and fall into the churning waters below. Mutt screams in despair as Indy falls, watching helplessly as he loses sight of Indy amid the clouds of dust and earth.
Moments later, we see Indy—battered and bruised, but still alive—as he regains consciousness in a shadowy cavern below the collapsed temple.
He calls to his friends, but they're too far away to hear him. With nothing left to do, he digs into his pack and pulls out a small radio, and begins transmitting the familiar pattern of an SOS call.
". . . _ _ _ . . ."
The screen fades to black as Indy futilely sends out the signal for help, over and over again...
Months later, back in New York, Mutt and Marion gather for a somber memorial service to Indy, and all of his old friends show up to pay their respects to him: Sallah, Willie Scott, Wan Li (the man once known as "Short Round"), and even Jock the pilot.
On the evening news, a television anchorman informs the American public that the world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., formerly a decorated OSS operative in World War II, has died in a tragic accident in South America. A photo of Indy flashes across the screen, captioned with the words "Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr.: 1899-1957".
The camera pulls out, and we see that the news bulletin is being broadcast on a television in a blank white room in a nondescript office building. Somewhere nearby, a familiar voice asks "What about the spaceship? Did you just forget to mention that part?"
It's Indy, alive and well, sitting at a table with two cigarette-smoking men wearing black suits and ties.
"We didn't tell anyone about the one in Roswell, either," one of the two men says. "No reason we should give people more reasons to worry."
"Did you really have to do it like this?" Indy asks. "I would have liked to tell Marion goodbye, at least."
"No, Dr. Jones," the other man says. "It didn't have to be like this at all. We had to rescue you, of course. A living witness to a Class-3 extraterrestrial encounter is a valuable asset, after all. We're more than grateful for your testimonial. But if you want to be with Ms. Ravenwood, I'm afraid you'll find our doors closed when you return."
"You've got a choice to make, Dr. Jones," the first man says. "You can join us, or you can settle down with a wife and child. Anybody can be a family man, but the Unit requires a special set of skills. Truth be told, we've had our eye on you for quite a while..."
The second man unfurls a map of the world, which is covered with over a dozen red "X" marks. One of them is in Roswell, New Mexico, and another is in South America—at the site of the Mayan temple where Indy and his friends found the alien skeletons.
"So every one of those marks is...?"
"Yes, Dr. Jones. A confirmed Class-3 encounter."
"But why are they here?" Indy asks. "What the hell do they want?"
The first man smiles.
"That's precisely what we want you to find out," he says.
"There are quite a few special benefits for members of our little group," the second man says. "But many costs as well. You'll have to give up your old name, for one thing... Here at the Unit, they call me Kentucky. My partner is Nevada."
Awestruck, Indy studies the map.
"You can call me Indiana," he says.
A few days later, a grieving Marion receives a package in the mail from an unknown address. She opens it, and finds Indy's familiar fedora inside. As she stares at the dusty hat in awe, she looks up and sees an unmarked black sedan driving past her house. A grey-haired old man sits behind the wheel, wearing dark sunglasses and a black suit and tie. Despite his unfamiliar clothing, the man is instantly recognizable: it's Indy.
The black sedan drives into the sunset, and the credits roll.
Got a better idea for an ending? Share it in the comments.
TL;DR: To make this feel like a true final chapter, Indy needs a better sendoff than just getting married, becoming a father, and getting a promotion at work. Take your pick: either he willingly goes off with the aliens to explore the mysteries of time and space, he gets captured by the Russians and attempts a daring escape from a Siberian gulag, or he gets secretly recruited by the CIA to study the aliens while being presumed dead by the world.
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2018.10.26 21:42 themightyheptagon Test

Yeah, I know... Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was an unnecessary sequel with a long list of problems, and it's hard to "fix" it with just one change.
Shia LaBeouf was almost comically miscast, the twist about Mutt's identity was hollow and perfunctory, the aliens clashed badly with the tone of the series, the action and special effects were laughable at best, and most of the supporting characters were painfully forgettable. But out of all the movie's myriad problems, there's just one that I would describe as completely unforgivable.
The ending doesn't work.
Call me crazy, but I might have been willing to let most of the movie's problems slide if it had actually given Indiana Jones a suitably epic sendoff. After all, this wasn't just the fourth installment in a popular action series; it was the final chapter in the saga of one of Hollywood's greatest action heroes, and it brought him back to the silver screen after 19 years. If you're gonna bring back a character as iconic as Indiana Jones for one last hurrah, you better be prepared to give him the finale that he deserves.
So how did they end the movie, again?
Um... Indy and Marion get married, Indy finds out that Mutt is his son, and...he gets promoted to Associate Dean at his university.
Really, guys? That was the best you could do? This is the grand finale for a guy who literally fought in both World Wars, saved the world from Nazis multiple times, and found the Holy Grail in his younger days. And the story ends with him marrying his old sweetheart, becoming a father, and getting a promotion at work. That might be a decent ending for a TV sitcom, but it's a horrible ending for Indiana Jones.
You could spend years thinking of better ways to send Indy out with a bang. Almost anything would have been better than what we got. How would I do it? Honestly, I can't even make up my mind. Here are three ideas:
(Take 1)
The aliens descend on the Mayan temple, the Soviet soldiers are sucked into the extra-dimensional portal, and Indy and his friends escape to higher ground as the temple collapses around them. Amid the chaos, Indy turns back to gaze upon the portal in awe, reflecting on all the mysteries of the universe that he still has yet to unravel. He thinks of his many travels throughout the world, of all the strange things that he's seen, and of all the adventures that could lie ahead of him.
Nearby, his friends call out to him, begging him to escape with them. Instead, Indy leaps from the top of the mountain peak, and lets the portal pull him in. The screen fades to white as Indy vanishes into the portal. And from deep within the shining tunnel of light, a strange voice calls out to him.
"Welcome, Traveler. The Great Journey begins. Would you join us?"
In a hushed whisper, Indy's voice replies "Yes..."
Back in New York, Mutt and Marion gather for a somber memorial service to Indy, and all of his old friends show up to pay their respects to him: Sallah, Willie Scott, Wan Li (the man once known as "Short Round"), and even Jock the pilot.
As Mutt thumbs through some of his father's dusty old volumes of history and archaeology, one of the books suddenly falls open to a random page. On that page, he sees an old black and white photo of an archaeological dig in Egypt, dated "December 1887". His eyes open wide with shock when he sees a man in a fedora standing in the background of the picture, grinning knowingly at the camera.
It's Indy, not a day over 65. And just above one of the pyramids of Giza, there's the faint outline of the aliens' spaceship...
(Take 2)
As the Mayan temple collapses, Irina Spalko sends a desperate radio message to her superiors in Moscow, begging for an extraction. As Indy and his friends escape to higher ground, they're confronted by dozens of armed Soviet troops, who were already waiting in the jungle as backup.
The Soviet troops realize that the Skull is gone, but they decide to settle for the next best prize: terminating the infamous "Dr. Jones", one of the Red Army's most irritating enemies.
Indy draws his machine-gun and orders his friends to run, promising that he'll hold the Soviets off as long as he can. Bullets fly, grenades explode, and Indy tries to make his escape in a Soviet jeep. But it's no use: his jeep flips over after a Russian bullet pierces its tire, and the soldiers drag Indy away.
Several weeks later, Indy languishes in a dank cell in a Soviet gulag in Siberia while a sadistic colonel looms over him, gloating about his final victory. Every trace of Indy's old cockiness is gone, and we see his old age finally taking its toll on him. After all of his thrilling adventures and narrow escapes, our hero is a broken old man, condemned to spend his last miserable days as a political prisoner.
As the colonel slams Indy's cell door shut behind him, the sound of the slamming door echoes through the prison, and the colonel assures Indy that his stay in the prison will be painless...as long as he doesn't hold back any secrets about America's fabled cache of mystical artifacts.
"In the morning, you can tell me where the Ark of the Covenant is!" the colonel calls out, laughing maliciously.
The next morning, a Soviet soldier goes to Indy's cell to offer him his daily bowl of gruel. Much to his satisfaction, Indy doesn't bother with any defiant wisecracks.
"No witty remarks today, Dr. Jones?" the soldier says mockingly.
Indy doesn't answer, but only grunts weakly in response.
"...Dr. Jones?" the soldier says, suddenly worried.
He takes a few steps forward, and suddenly sees that the cell's sole occupant isn't Indy. It's the Soviet colonel, gagged and hogtied on the floor...and wearing Indy's prison uniform.
Far outside the walls of the gulag, a figure in a colonel's uniform approaches an airstrip, where a transport plane waits for takeoff. In flawless Russian, the figure calls out "Good day, comrade! The plane is ready for inspection, I trust?"
"Of course, comrade Colonel!" the nearest soldier replies. "Perfectly primed, and ready for takeoff!"
The figure steps into the plane, and the camera pans around to reveal that it's Indy in the colonel's uniform. With that, he slams the door shut, walks into the cockpit, and guns the engine...just as an alarm siren rings out.
Somewhere in the distance, the colonel's voice calls out "Stop that man!" But it's no use: the plane hurtles down the runway and climbs into the air, and the colonel screams "JONES!" as he shakes his fist.
The colonel's radio crackles, and Indy's voice comes through loud and clear.
"Dasvidaniya, old pal," Indy says. "I'll send you a card from Alaska!"
(Take 3)
As the Mayan temple collapses, Indy and his friends escape to higher ground. Just as they think they're safe, the mountain collapses under their feet along with the temple, and a horrific rockslide ensues.
As Marion nearly slips and falls, Indy stops to help her, but ends up losing his footing as loose rocks tumble and fall into the churning waters below. Mutt screams in despair as Indy falls, watching helplessly as he loses sight of Indy amid the clouds of dust and earth.
Moments later, we see Indy—battered and bruised, but still alive—as he regains consciousness in a shadowy cavern below the collapsed temple.
He calls to his friends, but they're too far away to hear him. With nothing left to do, he digs into his pack and pulls out a small radio, and begins transmitting the familiar pattern of an SOS call.
". . . _ _ _ . . ."
The screen fades to black as Indy futilely sends out the signal for help, over and over again...
Months later, back in New York, Mutt and Marion gather for a somber memorial service to Indy, and all of his old friends show up to pay their respects to him: Sallah, Willie Scott, Wan Li (the man once known as "Short Round"), and even Jock the pilot.
On that evening's news broadcast, a television anchorman informs the American public that the world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., formerly a decorated OSS operative in World War II, has died in a tragic accident in South America. A photo of Indy flashes across the screen, captioned with the words "Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr.: 1899-1957".
The camera pulls out, and we see that the news bulletin is being broadcast on a television in a blank white room in a nondescript office building. Somewhere nearby, a familiar voice asks "What about the spaceship? Did you just forget to mention that part?"
It's Indy, alive and well, sitting at a table with two cigarette-smoking men wearing black suits and ties.
"We didn't tell anyone about the one in Roswell, either," one of the two men says. "No reason we should give people more reasons to worry."
"Did you really have to do it like this?" Indy asks. "I would have liked to tell Marion goodbye, at least."
"No, Dr. Jones," the other man says. "It didn't have to be like this at all. We had to rescue you, of course. A living witness to a Class-3 extraterrestrial encounter is a valuable asset, after all. We're more than grateful for your testimonial. But if you want to be with Ms. Ravenwood, I'm afraid you'll find our doors closed when you return."
"You've got a choice to make, Dr. Jones," the first man says. "You can join us, or you can settle down with a wife and child. Anybody can be a family man, but the Unit requires a special set of skills. Truth be told, we've had our eye on you for quite a while..."
The second man unfurls a map of the world, which is covered with over a dozen red "X" marks. One of them is in Roswell, New Mexico, and another is in South America—at the site of the Mayan temple where Indy and his friends found the alien skeletons.
"So every one of those marks is...?"
"Yes, Dr. Jones. A confirmed Class-3 encounter."
"But why are they here?" Indy asks. "What the hell do they want?"
The first man smiles.
"That's precisely what we want you to find out," he says.
"There are quite a few special benefits for members of our little group," the second man says. "But many costs as well. You'll have to give up your old name, for one thing... Here at the Unit, they call me Kentucky. My partner is Nevada."
Awestruck, Indy studies the map.
"You can call me Indiana," he says.
A few days later, a grieving Marion receives a package in the mail from an unknown address. She opens it, and finds Indy's familiar fedora in it. As she stares at the dusty hat in awe, she looks up and sees an unmarked black sedan driving past her house. A grey-haired old man sits behind the wheel, wearing dark sunglasses and a black suit and tie. Despite his unfamiliar clothing, the man is instantly recognizable: it's Indy.
The black sedan drives into the sunset, and the credits roll.
Got a better idea for an ending? Share it in the comments.
TL;DR: To make this feel like a true final chapter, Indy needs a better sendoff than just becoming a husband and father and getting a promotion at work. Take your pick: either he willingly goes off with the aliens to explore the mysteries of time and space, he gets captured by the Russians and attempts a daring escape from a Siberian gulag, or he gets secretly recruited by the CIA to study the aliens while being presumed dead by the world.
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2018.10.08 22:02 Ainsoph777 The CIA and the Vatican’s Intelligence Apparatus, By Martin A. Lee July/August 1983 Issue Mother Jones

source : http://churchandstate.org.uk/2013/04/cia-and-the-vaticans-intelligence-apparatus/
The article goes into the comment section a bit, there wasn't enough space to fit it all in the text slot for a reddit post

: "One day in July 1944, as the Second World War raged throughout Europe, General William “Wild Bill” Donovan was ushered into an ornate chamber in Vatican City for an audience with Pope Pius XII. Donovan bowed his head reverently as the pontiff intoned a ceremonial prayer in Latin and decorated him with the Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Sylvester, the oldest and most prestigious of papal knighthoods. This award has been given to only 100 other men in history, who “by feat of arms, or writings, or outstanding deeds, have spread the Faith, and have safeguarded and championed the Church.”
Although a papal citation of this sort rarely, if ever, states why a person is inducted into the “Golden Militia,” there can be no doubt that Donovan earned his knighthood by virtue of the services he rendered to the Catholic hierarchy in World War II, during which he served as chief of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the wartime predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In 1941, the year before the OSS was officially constituted, Donovan forged a close alliance with Father Felix Morlion, founder of a European Catholic intelligence service known as Pro Deo. When the Germans overran western Europe, Donovan helped Morlion move his base of operations from Lisbon to New York. From then on, Pro Deo was financed by Donovan, who believed that such an expenditure would result in valuable insight into the secret affairs of the Vatican, then a neutral enclave in the midst of fascist Rome. When the Allies liberated Rome in 1944, Morlion re-established his spy network in the Vatican; from there he helped the OSS obtain confidential reports provided by apostolic delegates in the Far East, which included information about strategic bombing targets in Japan.
Pope Pius’ decoration of Wild Bill Donovan marked the beginning of a long-standing, intimate relationship between the Vatican and U.S. intelligence that continues to the present day. For centuries the Vatican has been a prime target of foreign espionage. One of the world’s greatest repositories of raw intelligence, it is a spy’s gold mine. Ecclesiastical, political and economic information filters in every day from thousands of priests, bishops and papal nuncios, who report regularly from every corner of the globe to the Office of the Papal Secretariat. So rich was this source of data that shortly after the war, the CIA created a special unit in its counterintelligence section to tap it and monitor developments within the Holy See.
But the CIA’s interest in the Catholic church is not limited to intelligence gathering. The Vatican, with its immense wealth and political influence, has in recent years become a key force in global politics, particularly with Catholicism playing such a pivotal role in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Unbeknownst to most Catholics, the Vatican, which carefully maintains an apolitical image, not only has a foreign office and a diplomatic corps, but also has a foreign policy. And with Polish Communists embracing Catholicism and Latin American Catholics embracing communism, the U.S. government and particularly the CIA have recently taken a much greater interest in Vatican foreign policy. A year-long Mother Jones investigation has revealed a number of unlikely channels — both overt and covert — which the agency uses to bring its influence to bear upon that policy.
Since World War II, the CIA has:
It was in this last regard that the CIA supported factions within the Catholic church that were instrumental in promoting and electing the current pope, John Paul II, whose Polish nationalism and anti-Communist credentials, they thought, would make him a perfect vehicle for U.S. foreign policy. John Paul’s recent trip to Nicaragua could not have been matched by any American’s for the contribution it made to President Reagan’s Central American initiative. And hopes are high in Washington, D.C., that the pope’s forth-coming trip to Poland, where 90 percent of the people are Catholic, will respark the anti-Soviet uprising so vital to Reagan’s plans for Eastern Europe.

Dark Knight of the Soul
Every year in late June a bizarre ritual takes place in Rome. Men and women fly in from all over the world to participate in a ceremony that has been performed for centuries. Next year, the assembled might find CIA director William Casey in their midst. And Casey could well be accompanied by former Secretary of State Alexander Haig.
If they make the journey, Casey and Haig will join a gathering of the world’s Catholic elite on St. John’s Day. Dressed in scarlet uniforms and black capes, brandishing swords and waving flags emblazoned with the eight-pointed Maltese cross, these Catholic brothers and sisters will, in an atmosphere of pomp and circumstance befitting a coronation, swear allegiance to the defense of the Holy Mother Church.
Casey and Haig are both members of the Knights of Malta, a legendary Vatican order dating back to the Crusades, when the “warrior monks” served as the military arm of the Catholic church. The knights, in their latter-day incarnation as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), are a historical anomaly. Although the order has no land mass other than a small headquarters in Rome, this unique papal entity holds the status of nation-state. It mints coins, prints stamps, has its own constitution and issues license plates and passports to an accredited diplomatic corps. The grand master of the order, Fra Angelo de Mojana di Cologna, holds a rank in the church equal to a cardinal and is recognized as a sovereign chief of state by 41 nations with which the SMOM exchanges ambassadors.
But the real power of the order lies with the lay members, who are active on five continents. Nobility forms the backbone of the SMOM; more than 40 percent of its 10,000 constituents are related to Europe’s oldest and most powerful Catholic families. Wealth is a de facto prerequisite for a knightly candidate, and each must pass through a rigorous screening. Protestants, Jews, Muslims and divorced or separated Catholics are ineligible.
“The eight-pointed white cross stands out everywhere as a symbol of charity toward mankind and as a comfort and consolation to the sick and the poor,” says Cyril Toumanoff, official historian of the SMOM. In recent years its members have carried on the Hospitaler tradition of the original knights by supporting international health care and relief efforts. They proudly offer aid to the needy regardless of race, creed or religious affiliation.
But the needy aided by certain SMOM members in the late ’40s were some of the 50,000 Nazi war criminals who, with the assistance of the International Red Cross, were furnished fake Vatican passports and, in some cases, clerical robes, and were smuggled on Bishop Alois Hudal’s “underground railroad” to South America. Among those was Klaus Barbie, the “butcher of Lyons.”
In 1948, the SMOM gave one of its highest awards of honor, the Gran Croci al Merito con Placca, to General Reinhard Gehlen, Adolf Hitler’s chief anti-Soviet spy. (Only three other people received this award.) Gehlen, who was not a Catholic, was touted as a formidable ally in the holy crusade against godless Marxism. After the war he and his well-developed spy apparatus — staffed largely by ex-Nazis — joined the fledgling CIA. Eventually, hundreds more Nazis ended up on the U.S. government’s payroll. Among them was Klaus Barbie.
“The CIA very early on made a decision that Nazis were more valuable as allies and agents than as war criminals,” says Victor Marchetti, an ex-CIA officer who was raised a Catholic. Marchetti is disturbed by the role of the CIA and his church in perpetuating the Nazi outrage. “It gets a little crazy,” he said, “when you let one thing [anticommunism] take over to the extent that you forgive everything else.”
The SMOM had given a different prestigious award in 1946 to another high-level CIA operative, James Jesus Angleton. “It had to do with counterintelligence,” Angleton told Mother Jones, when asked why he was chosen for such a distinction. During World War II, Angleton was head of the Rome station of the OSS. Later, on his return to Washington, he ran what was tantamount to the “Vatican desk” for the CIA. According to Angleton, the agency does not have a Vatican desk. Nor does it have an Israel desk, for that matter, yet Angleton also covered that area. The extreme sensitivity associated with Israel and the Vatican required that work relating to them be buried among Angleton’s counterintelligence staff, which was well-suited for such assignments.
During the early years of the Cold War, Angleton organized an elaborate spy network that enabled the CIA to obtain intelligence reports sent to the Vatican by papal nuncios stationed behind the Iron Curtain and in other “denied” areas. This was, at the time, one of the few means available to the CIA of penetrating the Eastern Bloc.
According to previously classified State Department memoranda, Angleton recommended that the CIA fund Catholic Action, an Italian lay organization headed by Luigi Gedda, a prominent right-wing ideologue who had also been honored by the knights. Gedda was a key operative in an effort undertaken by the CIA and the Vatican to “barricade the Reds” in the 1948 Italian elections. Only weeks before the election, it appeared the Italian Communist party would prevail. The CIA and the Vatican both feared the Communists might win unless drastic measures were taken.
At the behest of Pope Pius XII, Gedda mobilized a huge propaganda machine. More than 18,000 “civic committees” were formed to get out the anti-Communist vote. The Christian Democrats scored a decisive victory. Catholic Action is credited with turning the tables.
Catholic Action continued to be a dominant factor in Italian politics throughout the Cold War. It had great influence on trade unions and youth groups in Italy-groups that were heavily subsidized by the CIA, then under the leadership of Alien Dulles. Christian Democratic politicians and church figures were also among the beneficiaries of the CIA’s largess, which exceeded $20 million per year in the 1950s. The agency provided “project money” to numerous priests and bishops, usually in the form of contributions to their favorite charities. Often, these prelates were unaware of the true source of these funds. “We would consider people of this sort as our allies,” recalls Victor Marchetti, “even though they may not consider themselves in any way allied with us.”
Amazing Grace
The American section of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta has about 1,000 members — including 300 “dames.” They represent the vanguard of American Catholicism, the point at which the Vatican and the U.S. ruling elite intersect. “The Knights of Malta comprise what is perhaps the most exclusive club on earth,” Stephen Birmingharn, the social historian, has written. “They are more than the Catholic aristocracy…[they] can pick up a telephone and chat with the pope.”
And who are the American Knights? Mother Jones managed to obtain part of the secret membership list. On it we found some familiar names: Lee lacocca of Chrysler; Spyros Skouras, the shipping magnate; Robert Abplanalp, the aerosol tycoon and Nixon confidant; Barren Hilton of the hotel chain; John Volpe, former U.S. ambassador to Italy; and William Simon, who served as both treasury secretary and energy czar in the 1970s. At least one former envoy to the Vatican, Robert Wagner (the ex-mayor of New York), and the current emissary to the Vatican, William Wilson, are also members of the Knights of Malta. But there is one institution that stands out as the center of the SMOM in the United States — W.R. Grace & Company. J. Peter Grace, the company chairman, is also president of the American section of SMOM. No less than eight knights, including the chancellor of the order, John D.J. Moore (who was ambassador to Ireland under Nixon and Ford), are directors of W.R. Grace.
J. Peter Grace has a long history of involvement with CIA-linked enterprises, such as Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe, which was the brainchild of General Rein-hard Gehlen. He is also the board chairman of the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD), which has collaborated with multinational corporations and their client dictatorships in Latin America to squelch independent trade unions. Up to $100 million a year of CIA funds were pumped into “trustworthy” labor organizations such as AIFLD, whose graduates, according to AIFLD executive director William Doherty, were active in covert operations that led to the military coup in Brazil in 1964. During the early 1970s, Francis D. Flanagan, the Grace representative in Washington, D. C., was a member of ITT’s “Ad Hoc Committee on Chile,” which was instrumental in planning the overthrow of Salvador Allende. AIFLD’s National Workers’ Con-federation subsequently served as the chief labor mouthpiece for the Pinochet junta.
There are many other knights with CIA connections. Clare Boothe Luce, for example, the grande dame of American diplomacy, served as a U.S. ambassador to Italy in the 1950s and is now a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which oversees covert operations. William Buckley, Jr., a former CIA operative and the editor of the National Review, is a member, as is his brother James, a former senator from New York and now undersecretary of state for security assistance.
Targeting the Pope
The American section of the SMOM is one of the main channels of communication between the CIA and the Vatican. Of course, neither party will acknowledge this. “The Knights of Malta is an honorific society of Catholics. That’s all it is. … It has no political function,” asserts former CIA director William Colby, who declined an invitation to join the illustrious order. (“I’m a little lower key,” he confessed.)
Technically speaking, Colby is correct; the knights do not have an explicit political function. They would never approach the Vatican with a message from the CIA. Nor would the Vatican ever openly ally itself with the political aims of the CIA. “Obviously, this is a dynamite type of proposition,” explains Victor Marchetti. “I’m sure that in the clandestine area there was real consideration of how to influence the Vatican, but you’ll never find a paper trail within the agency establishing an operational objective. A covert action of this sort is a very complex and sophisticated sort of thing…How much pressure the CIA would dare to exert on the Vatican is debatable. It would have to be done indirectly, on an informal basis.”
This is where the American section of the SMOM fits in. “They all belong to the same club,” says Marchetti. “One happens to be the director of the CIA, and another is a cardinal. When they get together and fraternize on a social basis, they exchange ideas and opinions as private individuals. But how do you separate the private individual from the professional?”
During the 1950s and the early 1960s, relations between the U.S. and the Vatican were conducted largely through Francis Cardinal Spellman, the “Grand Protector and Spiritual Advisor” to the SMOM’s American wing. An ultra-conservative ideologue, Spellman served as the right arm of Pope Pius XII and was a vocal supporter of U. S. military involvement in Vietnam.
But relations have not always been smooth, because Vatican policy has not always pleased American knights. In the early 1960s, Pope John XXIII took major steps to liberalize the church and to open a dialogue with the East. By doing so, he shifted papal policy from the strict anti-Communist line of his predecessor, Pius XII.
John XXIII felt that the Vatican had to adopt a more flexible posture — both socially and politically — if the church was to endure as a relevant institution. His attempts at rapprochement with the Soviet Union caught everybody by surprise and sent Vatican watchers at the CIA into a frenzy. But the agency had to step up its intelligence activity in the Vatican most cautiously, as the Kennedy ad-ministration was bending over backward to avoid any overt association with the Holy See. Kennedy, America’s only Catholic president, was so consumed by the possibility of a Protestant backlash that he rebuffed the pope’s efforts to mediate a thaw in East-West relations. Meanwhile Khrushchev, the supposed atheist, welcomed the pontiffs diplomatic overtures.
In May 1963, John McCone, a member of the SMOM and then director of the CIA, received a memorandum from James Spain, of the agency’s Office of National Estimates, on the ramifications of Pope John’s policies. There is “no doubt,” wrote Spain in the recently declassified 15-page memo, entitled “Change in the Church,” “that vigorous new currents are flowing in virtually every phase of the church’s thinking and activities. . . . [this has] resulted in a new approach toward Italian politics which is permissive rather than positive.”
When Spain visited the Vatican, posing as a scholar on a foreign service grant, he voiced his concerns about major gains made by the Italian Left in the 1963 election. Many felt the Left’s success was attributable to Pope John’s conciliatory attitude toward the Communists. This was the first election in which the Christian Democrats were not officially endorsed by the Italian Bishops’ Conference. The pope had insisted upon maintaining a neutral stance so as not to jeopardize his Soviet initiative.
Speaking with officials of the Curia, Spain discovered a great deal of discontent regarding the direction in which the church was moving. Some even suggested to him that the pope was “politically naive and unduly influenced by a handful of ‘liberal’ clerics.” He heard tales about “the moral and political unreliability of [the pope’s] young collaborators.” Among those who were particularly concerned by Pope John’s policies, according to Spain’s report to McCone, were members of the Roman aristocracy and the papal nobility, who, according to Spain, had lost many of their traditional privileges when Pius XII died.
A Holy Mole
John McCone now took a personal as well as professional interest in the Vatican situation. Thomas Kalamasinas, the station chief in Rome, was instructed to raise the priority of the Vatican spying operation. But the CIA ran into a snag when it learned that some of its best contacts — for example, the conservative prelates who held key posts in the Extraordinary Affairs Section of the Papal Secretariat, which was responsible for the implementation of Vatican foreign policy — were shut out by John XXIII’s tendency to circumvent his own bureaucracy when dealing with the Russians. The pope evidently feared that his diplomatic efforts might be sabotaged by some Machiavellian monsignor. Thus, he pursued his goal outside the normal channels of the Curia. A small group of trusted collaborators served as couriers for the pope, who rarely used the telephone to speak with anyone outside the Vatican for fear that the line might be tapped.
When John XXIII died in 1963, CIA analysts prepared a detailed report predicting that Giovanni Cardinal Montini of Milan would be the next pope. They were right. But more amazing than the prediction is the fact that the agency was later able to confirm the identity of John’s successor in advance of the official announcement. How was the CIA privy to such information, given the excessive secrecy surrounding the College of Cardinals during a papal election? Italian intelligence sources maintained that the CIA bugged the conclave. Time magazine correspondent Roland Flamini speculates in his book Pope, Premier, President that the agency may have developed an informant among the cardinals, who communicated with the CIA through a hidden electronic transmitter.
Giovanni Montini was no stranger to American intelligence. During World War II, he worked in the Office of the Papal Secretariat and passed information to a grateful OSS. Later he had a falling out with Pope Pius XII and was “exiled” to Milan. This news was well-received by Vatican watchers within the CIA, who had pegged Montini as a “liberal”. Nevertheless, he remained an important figure in the church, with extensive religious and political contacts. Every CIA station chief in Italy made a point of getting to know him, and CIA “project money” was donated to various orphanages and charities whose principal benefactor was the archbishop of Milan.
When Montini became pope, taking the name Paul VI, he continued to pursue an open-door policy with the Soviet Union. Leaders from Eastern Europe were received on state visits (Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko had seven meetings with Pope Paul), and many Vatican officials traveled to Moscow for talks. Toward the end of his papacy, Paul VI let it be known that he was not averse to a center-left coalition of the Italian Communist party and the Christian Democrats. This infuriated hard-line elements within the CIA. In 1976, the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, a conservative think tank, sponsored a conference on the Communist threat in Italy. Panelists included former CIA director William Colby (who was station chief in Rome during the 1950s); Clare Boothe Luce, who was U.S. ambassador to Rome at the same time; Ray Cline, another ex-CIA official; and John Connally, then a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Their message, which doubtless reached the pope, was unequivocal: Eurocommunism was a threat to U.S. security, and Marxists must never be allowed to participate in the Italian government.
This was not the first time pressures from outside the Vatican were exerted on Pope Paul. In 1967, Paul authored a controversial encyclical, Populorum Progressio, in which he criticized colonial repression and recommended economic and social remedies that were widely interpreted as a denunciation of capitalism. Shortly thereafter, an international group of businessmen asked the Holy Father to “clarify” his economic views. The delegation included George C. Moore, then chairman of Citibank. Pope Paul subsequently issued a statement in which he denied any hostility toward private enterprise.
Liberation Theology
Classified CIA studies prepared throughout the 1960s with titles such as “The Catholic Church Reassesses Its Role in Latin America” depicted a church with a commitment to economic and political reform. The studies foresaw the emergence of “liberation theology,” which would provide the theoretical basis for a “people’s church” that would establish itself in Latin America in the early 1970s. Pope Paul helped fulfill the CIA’s predictions by appointing socially conscious bishops and by encouraging church activists who opposed South American military dictatorships. Paul’s gesture toward the Left was, no doubt, a calculated maneuver directed at the hearts and minds of the Catholic masses. Political reality demanded the promotion of a palatable Christian alternative, lest the brethren put their faith in “Saint” Fidel or Che Guevara. At first, some CIA officials favored Paul’s reformist approach as an effective antidote to communism, but as time went by a consensus developed inside the agency that Paul VI had gone too far, that his strategy would backfire and play into the hands of the Marxist revolutionaries.
As Pope Paul VI grew older, great concern developed within intelligence circles over who would succeed him. Agency analysts drew up profiles on leading papal candidates, identifying those who were likely to be sympathetic to American interests. In 1977, Terence Cardinal Cooke, the current Grand Protector and Spiritual Advisor of the SMOM, traveled to Eastern Europe to discuss the matter of choosing a candidate to succeed Pope Paul. During this sojourn, Cardinal Cooke met personally with Karol Cardinal Wojtyla of Krakow, who was noted for his anti-Communist leanings. Cooke’s coalition-building efforts bore fruit the following year, after Paul’s successor, Pope John Paul I, died, having served scarcely a month. (There were widespread rumors that he had been poisoned.) In October 1978, the Vatican’s Sacred College of Cardinals elected Karol Wojtyla as pontiff.
The New Inquisition
October 1976. Father Patrick Rice is dragged from his prison cell in Buenos Aires by members of the Argentine Anti-Communist Alliance, a paramilitary police agency. He has already been held incommunicado for several days and has been beaten ruthlessly. The routine is about to begin again: electric shock treatment, water torture that makes him feel as if he is drowning. Throughout the ordeal he hears the screams of other prisoners. Eventually he is transferred to police headquarters, in which are passage walls covered with swastikas.
“My Christian faith became very real to me,” remembers the priest, who survived two months of captivity and recovered in a psychiatric ward.
Father Rice is one of the lucky ones. During the past 15 years, 1,500 priests, nuns and bishops have been murdered, imprisoned, tortured or expelled from Latin America. “Any Christian who defends the poor,” says Rice, “can expect to be persecuted and mistreated by the security police.”
Only a generation ago, the persecution of the Catholic clergy would have been unthinkable, for the church had always sided with the reactionary sectors of society — the wealthy landowners and the military. But Pope John XXII’s vision of Catholicism as a community of believers in and of the world sparked major reforms. His policies set the stage for the historic gathering of Latin American bishops that took place during the papacy of Paul VI at Medellin, Colombia, in 1968. It was at this conference that the liberation theology predicted by the CIA earlier in the decade was born. The bishops called upon the church to “defend the rights of the oppressed” and recognize a “preferential option for the poor” in the struggle for social justice.
Liberation theology came to life in the form of thousands of grassroots Christian communities that sprang up throughout Latin America, where nine out of ten people are Catholic, and eight out of ten are destitute. Within these groups, religion became less a ritualistic phenomenon and more an inspiration to clergy and laity attempting to remove the yoke of oppression from the poor. Some priests even began to align themselves with the left-wing guerrillas engaged in armed struggle against U.S.-backed regimes. “The Christian base communities are the greatest threat to military dictatorships throughout Latin America,” said Maryknoll Sister Ita Ford in late 1980, three weeks before she, two other American nuns and Jean Donovan, a lay missionary worker, were brutally murdered in El Salvador.
The CIA was quick to recognize the “subversive” potential of liberation theology and mounted an extensive campaign to undermine the new movement. The agency’s strategy, formulated during the late 1960s and early ’70s, when Richard Helms was director, was to exploit the polarization between the activist clergy and those who still identified with the established order (the holdovers from the Cold War era, when missionaries were routinely employed as agents and informants). Toward this end, as Penny Lernoux documents in her book Cry of the People, the CIA used right-wing Catholic organizations in Latin America to harass outspoken prelates and political reformers. The agency also trained and financed police agencies responsible for the torture and murder of bishops, priests and nuns, some of them U.S. citizens.
In 1975, the Bolivian Interior Ministry — a publicly acknowledged subsidiary of the CIA — drew up a master plan for persecuting progressive clergy. The scheme, dubbed the “Banzer Plan” — after Hugo Banzer, Bolivia’s right-wing dictator (who retained Klaus Barbie as his security advisor) — was adopted by ten Latin American governments. The plan involved compiling dossiers on church activists; censoring and shutting down progressive Catholic media outlets; planting Communist literature on church premises; and arresting or expelling undesirable foreign priests and nuns. The CIA also funded anti-Marxist religious groups that engaged in a wide range of covert operations, from bombing churches to overthrowing constitutionally elected governments. The success of the Banzer Plan was vividly demonstrated in San Salvador in the late 1970s, when an anonymous group distributed a leaflet that read: “Be a Patriot! Kill a Priest!” A series of clerical assassinations followed, culminating in the murder of the progressive and popular Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. More recently, the Reagan administration has sharpened its attack on progressive elements of the church, both at home and abroad. The Santa Fe Report, prepared for the Council for Inter-American Security and presented in 1980 to the Republican Platform Committee by a team of ultraconservative advisors, states that “U.S. foreign policy must begin to counter (not react against) liberation theology as it is utilized in Latin America by the ‘liberation theology’ clergy.” In order to garner support for this policy, the Institute for Religion and Democracy (IRD), an interdenominational organization, was established in 1981 with funding from right-wing institutions, including the Smith ‘Richardson and Sarah Scaife foundations, both of which have served as CIA financial conduits. The IRD unleashed a propaganda drive against church activists at the forefront of domestic opposition to U.S. aid to the government of El Salvador and other repressive regimes in Latin America. The IRD campaign has been highly successful, even reaching the pages of Reader’s Digest, from where it was picked up by 60 Minutes.
The Holy Mafia
Under Casey, the CIA has continued its attack on progressive elements within the church. Casey is also a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Of all the groups that are engaged in the U.S.-sponsored campaign against liberation theology, none has played a more significant role than Opus Dei (“God’s Work”). A fast-growing Catholic lay society whose political activities are shrouded in secrecy, Opus Dei was founded in 1928 by Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, a young Spanish priest and lawyer. Escriva espoused complete obedience to church dogma. Today, there are more than 70,000 members of the order in 87 countries. Only a small percentage are priests. The rest are mostly middle- and upper-class businessmen, professionals, military personnel and government officials. Some are university students. The members contribute regularly to the group’s financial coffers and are encouraged to practice “holy shrewdness” and “holy coercion” in an effort to win converts.
Much of what is known about Opus Dei comes from ex-members such as John Roche, a professor at Oxford University in England, who broke his oath of secrecy after leaving the order. According to Roche, self-flagellation with whips and spiked chains is a normal part of the rigid spiritual discipline that Opus Dei imposes on its full-time members, including college-age recruits of both genders. “Personal identity suffers a severe battering: some are reduced to shadows of their former selves, others become severely disturbed,” writes Roche in a paper called “The Inner World of Opus Dei.” “Internally, it is totalitarian and imbued with fascist ideas turned to religious purposes, ideas which were surely drawn from the Spain of its early years. It is virtually a sect or cult in spirit, a law unto itself, totally self-centered, grudgingly accepting Roman authority because it still considers Rome orthodox, and because of the vast pool of recruits accessible to it as a respected Catholic organization.”
In recent years, Opus Dei has emerged internationally as one of the most powerful and politically committed of the Catholic lay groups. Detractors have likened the organization to a “saintly Mafia,” for its members control a large number of banks and financial institutions, including Rumasa, the largest conglomerate in Spain’s private sector. In the latter stages of the Franco regime, ten out of 19 cabinet officers belonged to or were closely allied with Opus Dei. Despite the active political role the order plays wherever it exists, Father Malcolm Kennedy, an American spokesperson for Opus Dei, insists it is “inconceivable…that Opus Dei leaders in any country would try to influence political decisions.”
The tentacles of “Octopus Dei,” as it is sometimes called, stretch all the way to the U.S., where David Kennedy, former chairman of Continental Illinois Bank and treasury secretary under Richard Nixon, is said to be a “conspicuous friend” of the conservative religious order, despite the fact that he is a Mormon. Continental Illinois owns shares of an Opus Dei bank in Barcelona (for more on Kennedy’s links to the church, see box, page 37).
Opus Dei also controls a wide range of media assets (600 newspapers, 52 radio and TV stations, 12 film companies and 38 news agencies) and sponsors educational and social programs in various countries. These efforts have been endorsed by members of the American section of the SMOM such as William Simon (Citicorp) and Francis X. Stankard (Chase Manhattan Bank), who have spoken at Opus Dei seminars and other functions of the group.
“One of the problems that Opus Dei runs into,” says Sargent Shriver, a cooperating (not full-time) member of the order and a former Democratic candidate for vice president, “is that a lot of Catholics join the organization, and they’re doing this, that and the other thing, and Opus Dei becomes tainted because of them.”
This is particularly true in Latin America. In Chile, for example, Opus Dei elicited support from Chilean bishops for the overthrow of President Salvador Allende and worked closely with CIA-funded organizations such as the Fatherland and Liberty goon squads, which subsequently merged with DINA, the dreaded Chilean secret police. In 1971, the CIA began financing the Chilean Institute for General Studies (IGS), which has been described as an Opus Dei think tank. Its members include lawyers, free-market economists and executives from influential publications. One of the leading IGS staffers was Hernan Cubillos, founder of Que Pasa, an Opus Dei magazine, and publisher of El Mercurio, the largest newspaper in Santiago (and one that was subsidized by the CIA). After the coup, a number of IGS technocrats became cabinet members and advisors to the Pinochet junta; Cubillos served as foreign minister.
Opus Dei powerbrokers have gained enormous influence inside the Vatican since they helped install the current pope. The courting of John Paul II began when he was still the archbishop of Krakow. He was asked to speak at Opus Dei colleges and at the group’s international headquarters in Rome. In an effort to enhance Wojtyla’s image as papabile, these speeches were printed by Opus Dei in book form and circulated among members of the Vatican hierarchy. When Karol Wojtyla became pope, he returned the favor by elevating Opus Dei to the unique status of a “personal prelature.” Critics of Opus Dei fear that the pope’s edict will allow its members to elude the authority of local bishops in special circumstances, thereby strengthening the order’s tendency to function as a “church within a church.” This was an important victory for Opus Dei, which had been rebuffed on previous occasions by both Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI.
The decision to upgrade the status of Opus Dei appears to be part of an over-all strategy to counter the influence of Jesuits and other progressive clerics active in the liberation theology movement. Pope John Paul II’s feud with the Jesuits came to a head in October 1981, when he suspended the order’s constitution and replaced its ailing superior general, Father Pedro Arrupe, with a Jesuit of his own choosing. Many Jesuits have caused turmoil in the ‘Vatican by questioning papal pronouncements on birth control, priestly celibacy, the barring of women from the priesthood and, most significantly, clerical involvement in politics. Because it is predominantly a lay organization, Opus Dei is exempt from these rules. The pope recently asked leaders of Opus Dei, which thus far has kept out of Communist countries, to begin operating in Poland.
It is rather ironic that John Paul II should chastise priests for engaging in political activity when he is by far the most overtly political pope of modern times. A strong patriot, John Paul has even threatened to fight alongside his countrymen should the Soviets try to crush the workers’ rebellion in Poland. And his political activism has not only included well-publicized trips and rhetorical speeches. With his approval, the Vatican quietly funneled $40 million to Solidarity. But despite the pontiff’s support for the Polish union — and the issuing of an encyclical in strong defense of the rights of labor — his sympathies do not extend to the rights of workers in Vatican City: he has opposed demands for decent wages by the Vatican’s low-paid employees, and there have even been rumblings of a possible strike.

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2018.08.09 17:12 Non-equilibrium Mohamed Atta and Wolfgang

http://www.madcowprod.com/2006/09/15/atta-associate-surfaces-in-south-pacific/
Atta Associate Surfaces in South Pacific PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 15, 2006
!!wolfOne of Mohamed Atta's closest associates in Florida before the 9/11 attack today carries a chest on his yacht filled with several million dollars in new bills, automatic weapons, passports from a half-dozen nations, and works for a major international Mobster.
Wolfgang Bohringer, a German pilot, identified by Atta’s one-time girlfriend Amanda Keller as one of Mohamed Atta’s closest associates in Florida during the run-up to the 9.11 attack, and one of the handful of people the terrorist ringleader called “my brother,” recently resurfaced on a tiny island in the South Pacific, in the Republic of Kiribati.
There he announced his intention to set up a flight school on Fanning Island, almost a thousand miles south of Hawaii and one of the most remote places on Earth. Bohringer plans to teach pilots how to fly DC3’s, the 70-year old aviation workhorse frequently used in weapons and drug smuggling.
The island has no electricity, and a population of barely one hundred souls. While it hardly seems an ideal place for a flight school, the remote location and lack of official scrutiny may make it ideal for something.
Bohringer, accompanied by a woman he reportedly met over the Internet named Ana Maria Uhr, almost immediately aroused suspicion, after he announced plans for a flight school training what local citizens suspected would be an assortment of smugglers and mercenaries to fly DC3’s.
Alarmed local residents contacted the madcowmorningnews about the German pilot, offering new details which prompted us to take a closer look at him as a possible link to the elusive global network which British Prime Minister Tony Blair, two weeks after 9/11, said had assisted the terrorist hijackers.
Mohamed Atta & the 'Pirate of Prague'
During the same period Wolfgang Bohringer was hanging out with Mohamed Atta, Bohringer was the personal pilot of a notorious Czech Mobster named Victor Kozeny, who is known as the ‘Pirate of Prague.' Kozeny owns a private island in the Bahamas, travels on an Irish passport, and is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. on charges of massive financial fraud and allegedly paying multi-million dollar bribes to government officials in the Republic of Azerbaijan in an effort to take-over that oil-rich country’s State Oil Company.
After defrauding thousands of people around the world while traveling on an Irish passport, including the chairman of the Northern Ireland peace talks,!!ozeny-victor Senator George Mitchell, Kozeny sought refuge in the Bahamas.
Bohringer had opened a flight school in Naples, Florida in 1996, illegal for a foreigner. But he hadn't gotten in any trouble with the FAA.
Perhaps his association as the personal pilot for a major Eastern European Mafia figure named Victor Kozeny had helped. Kozeny is the subject of investigations by the FBI and US Customs, and was recently charged in the U.S. with stealing $182 million dollars by the Manhattan District Attorney.
Bohringer moved to Atlanta to began a position as corporate pilot in February 1, 2001, according to his online bio, for a software company called HBOC. No doubt it is just a coincidence, or dashed bad luck, but Bohringer's new employer was involved in a major accounting scandal which cost shareholders $9 billion of lost value in a single day.
A Czech Mobster with an Irish Passport in the Bahamas Kozeni“HBOC was found to be a mob bust-out,” a financial analyst emailed us.
Kozeny, we were shocked to discover, had at some point in the mid-90's controlled one-third of the entire Czechoslovakian economy. "Kozeny bought factories and 'rides' on pipelines, meaning they crossed land he owned and paid big for the privilege."
With his ill-gotten gains, Kozeny tried to buy off top officials in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan to gain control of that country's state-owned oil company. One man already convicted in the scheme, Hans Bodmer, belonged to a network of Russian oligarchs, one of whom, Pyotr Aven, has been accused by a Russian corruption task force of being engaged in drug trafficking.
Kozeny's partners in the Azeri scheme included a managing director of Hank Greenburg's American Insurance Group (AIG). Greenberg was forced to step down amid the Eliot Spitzer probe, a scandal, it is rumored, which involved a major Bush family and associates' international money-laundering operation that has spanned more than a generation and has been used to illegally fund US elections since the Nixon era.
!!kozeny_policista_soudAIG was founded from Asia Life/CV Starr, a Shanghai-based international import/export and insurance firm founded in 1919 by Cornelius V. Starr, an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operative in Southeast Asia during World War II. Clinton antagonist Kenneth Starr is his nephew.
Currently Kozeny is awaiting extradition to the U.S. from the Bahamas. A prosecutor there revealed in court that Kozeny possesses an astonishing number of passports, including six from Ireland alone. "He appears to be able to produce foreign passports at will," stated the prosecutor.
The Atlanta Connection? Atta and Al Shehhi flew or drove to Atlanta on several occasions during the month of February 2001. To meet with Wolfgang? On two of those visits, Atta rented a plane, the first with a pilot, the second unescorted, and visited an area of Tennessee where he observed a dam, and several nuclear fuel production facilities.
!!chestOn his yacht, the “Argos,” Bohringer was carrying a chest filled with “stacks of brand new hundred dollar bills, more money that I have ever seen in my life,” wrote one local resident.
Like his former boss, Bohringer is no slouch in the passport department…Aboard Wolfgang's yacht were passports from a half-dozen nations, and a cache of firearms, including a Glock. He claimed to be an arms dealer, and acknowledged his involvement with Eastern European Mobsters. Bohringer also reportedly admitted knowing Mohamed Atta, but stating to several islanders that another German pilot in Naples, Rex Gasteiger, was to blame for linking him to 9/11.
Soon several residents quietly reported surprisingly-deep suspicions to local authorities. "To me Wolfgang is carrying dirty money, lots of it,” wrote one.
"If he can gets a flight school going it does not take a stretch of the imagination to see he would sell it to some else who sells it to someone else and Honolulu gets vaporized. He seems to know the money tree and could be working to set things up for others to do so and so has been funded to do so.”
!!wolfgLocals on Fanning Island sent us the pictures of Wolfgang in this story.
Worried about "the 9/11 thing" "A month before Wolfgang left with his boat he met Ana on the internet. He sent tickets and credit card for her to meet him in Paris. He would take her as crew on a round the world trip. First stop Hawaii. But when they were a day out of Hawaii he informed her they were sailing to another island and not stopping at Hawaii."
“My friend crewed with them to Samoa, and on the trip he found Wolfgang liked having his picture taken,” one local resident wrote us.
On the trip Ana confided she was really worried about Wolfgang. He seemed to running from something. So she told him what she’d read about him on the internet about the 9/11 thing."
"Wolfgang alleviated my concerns with simple explanations about an unhappy business partnership with the guy who bought his flight school,” the resident wrote. “But, it was clear he hated Jews. He told some very bad jokes about ovens, Jews, bread, and blacks."
!valWe compared the new pictures with what Amanda Keller had told us about Wolfgang. She called Bohringer “The Iceman,” she said, because of his resemblance to a character in the movie “Top Gun,” the rival to Tom Cruise played by Val Kilmer. And indeed, the resemblance is remarkably close.
Keller also said Wolfgang won a lottery to get his green card. The locals on Fanning Island report that Bohringer told them that story too. So clearly Amanda Keller had known Bohringer.
Her testimony has once again proven correct, as it also was when she told of helping Atta move from Deep Creek, part of the recently-incorporated town of North Port. Documents made public after the Moussaoui trial show Atta was sending faxes from a Postal Express in Deep Creek on March 11, 2001, at exactly the time Amanda Keller says he was there.
Fibbers Bureau of Investigation
The Moussaoui trial produced the largest trove of government documents about the hijackers' South Florida movements. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was instrumental in the release of many of those court documents. The FBI fought them every step of the way.
Now we know why. The documents prove they’ve been lying.
“Him (Atta)and Wolfgang drove around in the red convertible a lot,” she said. “Their favorite place to eat was Hooters in Sarasota. They got kicked out of Hooters for grabbing their boobs.”
“He spoke German with Wolfgang, who was in his thirties. Wolfgang was with Mohamed when he came by the nursing home to see me one time. Mohamed called certain people—Arabic people—‘my brother.’ And I was wondering how he had so many family members. Like gang members do, ‘this is my brother,’” she said.
“But not all Arabs. So it wasn’t like just anyone Muslim was his brother. He called Wolfgang and Juergen ‘my brother,’ too. He and Wolfgang were very tight, they went everywhere together. When he came into the picture they were together all the time.”
Turn left at the Maldives
The story of Wolfgang’s life to date is studded, according to people we spoke with who knew him, with activities considerably out of the ordinary. While sailing around the world on a 47-foot yacht, for example, instead of crossing the Indian Ocean from the coast of Africa on a direct line, he took a “detour” to Bombay, where he met his wife Sujita.
He was one of the first of the ‘German element’ to arrive in Florida, in 1996, when he opened a flight school in Naples. Prior to arriving in Naples he was associated with an organization called “The Flying Club of Munich,” in Augsburg, Germany.
In Spring 2002, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Like Rudi Dekkers, Wolfgang was notorious in aviation circles for bad behavior. We found records of his scrapes in the files of airport authorities in Florida, including a letter sent by a former employee soliciting to offer private flight instruction at his Wolf Aero, Bohringer's flight school, without authority and in violation of FAA rules was in the airport records in Naples.
“Wolfgang showed up from Munich in the mid-1990’s and immediately began operating a flight school illegally,” stated Naples flight instructor Marcus Huber, a flight instructor in Naples. “He’s half Swiss, half German.”
A "Hall Pass" from the FAA
Rudi Dekkers, Wolfgang also seems to have had a “hall pass” from federal authorities, which embittered other foreign flight trainers not similarly well-connected.
“When Wolfgang applied for an E-2 Visa, he made up a fake company, a cleaning service,” Huber told us. “Sometimes it makes me mad that a criminal gets preference.”
In the wake of the Sept 11 disaster, U.S. officials repeatedly promised explanations. But it was left to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to sketch out the Cliff notes version of the case against Bin Laden. He said, "Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization with ties to a global network."
Almost five years after Tony Blair first told the world that a “global network” provided assistance to the terrorist hijackers while they were in the U.S., what is happening on a tiny island in the South Pacific may point towards the international organization in question.
"You have a network of people who obtain certain information and… sell it to whomever would be the highest bidder," explained Sibel Edmonds, former FBI translator, who was muzzled by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who went to the Supreme Court to ensure her silence about… something.
"There are certain points where you have your drug-related activities combined with money laundering and information laundering, converging with your terrorist activities… Post-9/11 intelligence 'failures' include the willful quashing by the Government of investigations tracing these criminal networks."
Why no push to find the Germans?
Atta's German buddy Bohringer works for a global network. Did it assist Atta and the terrorist hijackers? Was there a connection between the larger organization, or network, behind gangster financier Victor Kozeny, and that of the terrorists in Florida plotting to kill Americans on the 11th of September in 2001?
Amanda Keller was not the only eyewitness quoted mentioning Atta’s German associates. Atta’s landlord for a brief week told reporters about a wild 3-day weekend Amanda and Atta spent in Key West, along with another girl named Linda.
“The two girls were introduced to two men from Germany that they said were Mohamed’s friends,” Tony LaConca told the Charlotte Sun-Herald.
When we first learned that all of Atta’s associates in Florida had not been Arab, we were understandably eager to learn more about the terrorist ringleaders’ two German friends.
Sun-Herald reporter Elaine Allen-Emrich had apparently felt the same way… "The FBI in Tampa would neither confirm nor deny that any agents were interviewing people in the North Port area,” she reported.
“Asked for more information about Atta’s wild weekend, an FBI spokesperson identified only as ‘Pam’ said, “We recommend that you check in with CNN for current information. Any press statements can be found on televised stations like CNN.”
We went looking for ourselves. The results are in “Welcome to TERRORLAND.
We didn’t feel like “checking in with CNN.”
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2018.06.15 21:48 cryptoinvestor2020 General info and list of exchanges for BUBBLETONE

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2018.03.07 05:05 Chudlybot63 Hitler Hunt Pi for 3/6/2018

I found 77 Hitlers in Politics today!

Richard Spencer's Michigan State visit culminates with fights, anti-Nazi chants
Jane Mayer: Trump Team Was in Routine Communication With Moscow in 2016
Reddit Rises Up Against CEO for Hiding Russian Trolls
Kimmel: We Make Films 'To Upset Mike Pence.' That's True, And It's An Important Admission.
White Supremacist Teacher Says Videos Were "Satire"
Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg called before grand jury, says he will refuse to go
Conservatives Are Whining Because No One Wants to Date Them
EU Proposes Retaliatory Tariff of 25% Against U.S. Goods
Reddit users demand ban for notorious pro-Trump community
NRA Issues Threatening Video Warning Journalists 'Your Time Is Running Out'
George W. Bush Reportedly Sounds Off On Trump: 'Sorta Makes Me Look Pretty Good'
Trump will be remembered for his endless incoherence
5 Killings, 3 States And 1 Common Neo-Nazi Link
ABC star Jimmy Kimmel's 'divisive,' politically charged Oscars could be least watched in history
Nunberg now says he'll cooperate with investigators
If Texas Turns Blue, It Starts Tonight: Three Districts to Watch
Is Donald Trump a cult leader? Expert says he “fits the stereotypical profile”
Panama Hotel Owner Declares Victory and Trump’s Name Is Removed
Reddit admits to hosting Russian propaganda
Trump claims ‘there is no chaos’ in White House, but warns of future firings
Congresswoman who said most mass shooters are ‘Democrats’ walks away from interview
After Fights And Arrests, Richard Spencer Speaks To Tiny Crowd At Michigan State
The NRA faces a new kind of opponent: Kids who understand social media
Congress is getting ready to demolish Dodd-Frank banking regulations
Phone call Trump said he had with North Korean regime was actually with South Korea's president
Former Russian spy critically ill in Britain after suspected poisoning
Trump doesn’t have America’s best interests at heart
GOP lawmaker ends interview after being pressed on claim that 'many' mass shooters are Dems
Scott Pruitt needs to answer for what he's done to the EPA
The Trump presidency could cost the nation more than we realize
Swedish prime minister criticizes Trump’s tariff proposal right in front of him
Obama ethics chief: Prisons will be full of Trump associates by the end of his term
Impeach Trump Billboard To Go Up Near President’s Mar-A-Lago Club
Richard Spencer's Ideological Allies Jump Ship As College Tour Flails
The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate.
Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser
Porn actress Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says hush agreement is null because he didn’t sign it
It’s time to give socialism a try
This is the new version of HitlerFallacyBot running on my Raspberry Pi 3! I'm still working out the kinks but soon this will replace the current one on TheHitlerFallacy!
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2018.01.02 23:12 Older_and_Wiser_Now Berning Deep Dive - Links Related to Other CIA News

Below is a list of links, as comprehensive as possible, from WayOfTheBern and Kossacks_for_Sanders on the topic of
 

Other CIA News

 
Do me a favor? In the list below, if I left off a great link that you know about, PLEASE tell me about it in a comment. I refresh the information on this page periodically, I'd love to include your information in a future edit if it is appropriate for this page.
A Master List that can be used to find other lists of links on many important subjects is located here for WotB , and here for KFS.
 
Berning Deep Dive - Links Related to Other CIA News
 
Date Votes Title WotB KFS
Feb-4-2018 11 Glenn Greenwald: Isn't it a little strange to constantly rail about "state TV" when it comes to RT & Fox and then hire CIA Directors & General as your "news analysts"? (twitter.com) 1 comment
Feb-3-2018 39 Lee Camp: The FBI & CIA Have "Lost" Tons of Evidence, Plus Dems & GOP Move Closer To Fascism [FULL EPISODE of REDACTED TONIGHT] (steemit.com) 2 comments
Feb-2-2018 3 The FBI and CIA Failed Coup Against Trump Unravels (turcopolier.typepad.com) 11 comments
Jan-29-2018 43 In honor of Robert Parry, read a collection of his work curated by the CIA The legendary investigative journalist’s articles live on in the archives of the very agency he worked to expose (muckrock.com) 5 comments
Jan-29-2018 4 Russia 'will target US mid-term elections' says CIA chief (bbc.com) 10 comments
Jan-27-2018 9 ‘Rick is a goddamn Russian spy’: Does the CIA have a new Aldrich Ames on its hands? (washingtonpost.com) 3 comments
Jan-16-2018 16 A former CIA agent was arrested by the FBI. He is suspected of compromising agency informants in China, many of whom were killed. (reuters.com) 4 comments
Jan-15-2018 36 FBI 'Should Feel Embarrassed' by Its Russian Meddling Claims –Ex-CIA Analyst (sputniknews.com) 5 comments
Jan-13-2018 10 ‘CIA friends’ asked Moby to spread word of Trump-Russia collusion on social media (rt.com) 8 comments
Jan-12-2018 29 File Under WTF? Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia (pitchfork.com) 22 comments
Jan-11-2018 21 ALERT: MAJOR MEDIA BLACKOUT ON THE AWAN BROTHERS AND THEIR MONEY LAUNDERING ‘CIA’ CAR DEALER RELATIONSHIP WITH DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (self.WayOfTheBern) 1 comment
Jan-9-2018 26 MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic U.S.-Backed War in Yemen - Truthdig -- How about some CIA propaganda, compliments of MSNBC? (truthdig.com) 2 comments
Jan-6-2018 57 Reminder: The Lying, Coup-Staging CIA Recently Escalated Operations In Iran (medium.com) 7 comments
Jan-4-2018 14 Iran blames CIA for week of protests; US denies any role (washingtonpost.com) 3 comments
Jan-3-2018 50 Tired of reading about all of the horrible things the CIA does in your name? Watch a documentary about it instead! History Channel's "America's War on Drugs" is actually about the CIAs war on America. (history.com) 8 comments
Jan-1-2018 26 The intercept- Documents Reveal the Complex Legacy of James Angleton, CIA Counterintelligence Chief and Godfather of Mass Surveillance (theintercept.com) 8 comments
Jan-1-2018 15 Newly Declassified CIA Report Exposes Over 25 Years Of U.S. Plans To Destabilize Syria (tiis.org) 4 comments
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Dec-27-2017 41 Max Blumenthal on Twitter: "Thousands of resistance liberals are furiously retweeting a call for blind trust in the CIA and FBI by the ethics lawyer for George W. Bush" (twitter.com) 18 comments 1 comment
Dec-21-2017 14 Deep Pockets, Deep Cover: The UAE Is Paying Ex-CIA Officers to Build a Spy Empire in the Gulf (foreignpolicy.com) 2 comments 1 comment
Dec-19-2017 44 Julian Assange: The New York Times fake news apocalypse has reached perfection with a front page story claiming UFOs exist. No surprise to see CIA-parapsychology-Scientology frauds like Harold E Puthoff involved and the most basic journalistic questions unasked. (twitter.com) 5 comments
Dec-17-2017 52 CIA Spy Chief: Russiagate Has Failed! [Jimmy Dore, Dec 17, 2017] (youtube.com) 5 comments comment
Dec-17-2017 10 Putin Called Trump To Thank Him For CIA Tip That Prevented Terrorist Bombings (zerohedge.com) 9 comments
Dec-15-2017 21 Assassins of the Image: the CIA as Cultural Gatekeeper (counterpunch.org) 2 comments
Dec-7-2017 19 WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks: sources (reuters.com) 10 comments
Dec-5-2017 11 CIA's mission includes spreading of false news (washingtontimes.com) comment
Dec-3-2017 2 Trump tweets ‘actually help CIA,’ director Pompeo says (rt.com) 3 comments
Dec-1-2017 39 MoA - Flynn's Devastating Confessions: Trump Colluded With Israel, Tried To Fulfill Campaign Promises (He had been stupid enough to announce that he wanted to reform the CIA and the other intelligence agencies. Those agencies made sure that such would not happen.) (moonofalabama.org) 2 comments
Dec-1-2017 9 The US Opium Wars: China, Burma and the CIA (counterpunch.org) 1 comment
Nov-30-2017 6 Trump considers plan to replace Tillerson with CIA chief: U.S. officials; Hold on to your butts: Pompeo plugged in with Tom Cotton as head of CIA (reuters.com) 5 comments
Nov-20-2017 7 ICC prosecutor seeks probe into war crimes allegations against U.S. military, CIA in Afghanistan (washingtonpost.com) 2 comments
Nov-19-2017 3 The Ghost Jefferson Morley talked about his book The Ghost, in which he recounts the life of the late CIA official James Angleton. (Video and transcript about the man who started the Deep State) (c-span.org) 1 comment
Nov-14-2017 57 Vault 8 - Wikileaks release of CIA software exploits - HIVE (11/9/17) (self.WayOfTheBern) 2 comments
Nov-14-2017 37 Julian Assange 🔹 on Twitter: "Dear @DonaldJTrumpJr our offer of being ambassador to the US still stands. I could open a hotel style embassy in DC with luxury immunity suites for whistleblowers. The public will get a turbo-charged flow of intel about the latest CIA plots to undermine democracy. (mobile.twitter.com) 11 comments
Nov-12-2017 59 Dore: JFK Files Expose CIA Plot To Bomb Miami (youtube.com) 4 comments 1 comment
Nov-12-2017 21 Anti-Trumpism Has Turned Liberals Into CIA-Cheerleading, Finger-Wagging Nerds (medium.com) 7 comments
Nov-12-2017 13 Lincoln's spy: How Pinkerton laid the foundation for the CIA and FBI (salon.com) 1 comment
Nov-11-2017 90 "Progressive" gets John Kiriakou, who spent time in prison for exposing CIA torture program, kicked from panel on whistleblowing because he hosts show on Sputnik Radio (rt.com) 26 comments
Nov-11-2017 21 ‘Tainted by association’: CIA whistleblower says progressives kicked him off EU panel (rt.com) 7 comments
Nov-9-2017 80 WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Hacking Tool Designed To "Impersonate" Russia's Kaspersky Lab (zerohedge.com) 6 comments
Nov-9-2017 35 WIKILEAKS RELEASES CIA VAULT 8: WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Wrote Code to Impersonate Russian Lab... [H.A. Goodman] (youtube.com) 2 comments
Nov-9-2017 31 WikiLeaks Vault 8 Part 1: CIA Wrote Code To Impersonate Russian Anti-Virus Company Kaspersky (self.WayOfTheBern) 2 comments
Nov-9-2017 13 WikiLeaks: CIA wrote code 'to impersonate' Russia’s Kaspersky Lab anti-virus company [RT America, Nov 9, 2017] (youtube.com) 1 comment
Nov-8-2017 46 Comey Softened Language In Hillary Memo Even After CIA Officials Called Her Emails ‘Problematic’ (dailycaller.com) 6 comments
Nov-8-2017 23 Elizabeth Vos - Legacy Press Smears VIPS Report After CIA Director Meets With Bill Binney (disobedientmedia.com) 7 comments
Nov-8-2017 21 A CIVIL RIGHTS attorney who delights in suing the police IS THE NEW DISTRICT ATTORNEY in Philadelphia. A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST shocked an incumbent Republican in Virginia. A black woman who PROSECUTED A WHITE COP for shooting a black teenager was RE-ELECTED PROSECUTOR (theintercept.com) comment
Nov-7-2017 33 The Intercept- CIA Director Met Advocate of Disputed DNC Hack Theory- At Trump's Request (theintercept.com) 11 comments
Nov-7-2017 10 CIA Agent Blows The Whistle We Supply Elite Pedophiles With Children (youtube.com) comment
Nov-3-2017 10 ICC prosecutor to seek Afghanistan war crimes probe: ICC prosecutors said the Taliban and its affiliates, Afghan authorities and members of the US armed forces and CIA may have committed war crimes. (aljazeera.com) 1 comment
Oct-31-2017 122 Julian Assange: "If the CIA spent more time investigating terrorists and less time training and arming them we might not have had today's truck attack in New York." (twitter.com) 44 comments
Oct-31-2017 63 CIA Agent Says Don't Believe CIA On Trump/Russia!-John Kiriakou [Jimmy Dore, Oct 31, 2017] (youtube.com) 7 comments 5 comments
Oct-30-2017 66 JFK Files Reveal CIA Planned to Stage Bombings, Then Blame Castro (democracynow.org) 5 comments
Oct-30-2017 39 The Deep State’s JFK Triumph Over Trump: Fifty-four years after President Kennedy’s assassination, the CIA and FBI demanded more time to decide what secrets to keep hiding – and a chastened President Trump bowed to their power. (consortiumnews.com) 3 comments
Oct-27-2017 126 JFK release doc shows CIA planning crop failures in Cuba (archives.gov) 16 comments 1 comment
Oct-27-2017 86 CIA Considered Bombing Miami and Killing Refugees to Blame Castro (miaminewtimes.com) 14 comments 8 comments
Oct-27-2017 65 " Cuck in Chief" “I have no choice”: Trump bows to CIA pressure to withhold documents related to Kennedy assassination (wsws.org) 33 comments
Oct-26-2017 15 From the JFK files: Khrushchev says Dallas police killed Kennedy; CIA plots; RFK-Marilyn Monroe affair (dallasnews.com) 12 comments
Oct-25-2017 22 NPR, the CIA and Corporatism (counterpunch.org) 4 comments
Oct-19-2017 105 Great News, Everyone! The CIA Has Promised To Become “Much More Vicious”! (medium.com) 26 comments
Oct-10-2017 14 How the CIA Staged Sham Academic Conferences to Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Program (propublica.org) 1 comment
Oct-9-2017 2 Inside the CIA's black site torture room; US news (theguardian.com) 2 comments
Oct-4-2017 23 Afghanistan, Opium, and the CIA (caucus99percent.com) 3 comments
Sep-25-2017 3 I came across this little gem today. Tweeter is one of the worst establishment Clinton acolytes and smearers of Sanders and lefties. Takes Trump down with some accurate putdowns, but somehow defends the FBI and CIA from Trump smears -- and not progressives, antifa, or other actual left heroes. (i.imgur.com) 2 comments
Sep-22-2017 73 The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime (counterpunch.org) 2 comments
Sep-18-2017 66 Win friends and destroy your enemies with CIA's wartime guide to bribery and blackmail: Field manual from the “Father of Central Intelligence” explains how to trigger riots and coups (muckrock.com) 8 comments
Sep-15-2017 77 Caving to CIA, Which Literally Assassinates People, Harvard Rescinds Manning Fellowship (commondreams.org) 11 comments 3 comments
Sep-6-2017 18 Leaked emails reveal how Sony, Obama, Seth Rogen and the CIA Secretly Planned to Force Regime Change in North Korea (twitter.com) comment
Aug-28-2017 34 Social Media is A Tool of the CIA: “Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People” (globalresearch.ca) comment
Jul-13-2017 50 CIA interventions in foreign democracies since 1953 (twitter.com) 5 comments
May-30-2017 25 CIA Agents to Troll Alternative Media Sites in Huge Propaganda Program (redice.tv) 13 comments
Mar-24-2017 10 Ex-CIA Director: Mike Flynn and Turkish Officials Discussed Removal of Erdogan Foe From U.S. • Turkey (reddit.com) comment
Mar-17-2017 69 The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers (truthdig.com) 3 comments
Mar-10-2017 75 For the first time in 15 years, the CIA is viewed more favorably by Democrats than Republicans. This is an organization that tortures, murders, spies on innocent Americans, and overthrows governments. (i.imgur.com) 5 comments
Mar-8-2017 203 "I will splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces..." John F. Kennedy (i.imgur.com) 152 comments
Mar-8-2017 33 Now I know how tech companies can be worth billions and never make a profit. Snapchat = facial recognition for the CIA (reddit.com) 7 comments
Feb-17-2017 16 Rogue Elephant Rising: The CIA as Kingslayer (counterpunch.org) 1 comment
Jan-23-2017 62 CIA Pick Mike Pompeo Open to Re-Authorizing Torture (commondreams.org) 18 comments
Jan-9-2017 98 the CIA is above the law (m.imgur.com) 3 comments
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Dec-12-2016 22 The CIA’s Absence of Conviction (commondreams.org) 2 comments comment
Dec-12-2016 19 The CIA Never Ever Lies (counterpunch.org) 1 comment comment
Mar-21-2016 55 "You certainly will not read that Facebook has strong ties to the CIA. Or that many of Facebook’s “innovations” are designed to enhance the transparency of user activities in order to benefit law enforcement." (thedailybell.com) 1 comment
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Sep-4-2014 27 The CIA’s Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication (archive.is) comment
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