The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
Truth or Consequences ~
Last Wednesday night Julian Assange addressed the United Nations via satellite from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Julian asked in fairly plain terms that the United States government cease its efforts to silence Wiklleaks. Assange noted the unprecedented size and scope of the ongoing Wikileaks investigation.
Scale of the US Grand Jury Investigation of WikiLeaks
The US Government has stood up and coordinated a joint interagency criminal investigation of Wikileaks comprised of a partnership between the Department of Defense (DOD) including: CENTCOM; SOUTHCOM; the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA); US Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for USFI (US Forces Iraq) and 1st Armored Division (AD); US Army Computer Crimes Investigative Unit (CCIU); 2nd Army (US Army Cyber Command); Within that or in addition, three military intelligence investigations were conducted. Department of Justice (DOJ) Grand Jury and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of State (DOS) and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). In addition, Wikileaks has been investigated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Office of the National CounterIntelligence Executive (ONCIX), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); the House Oversight Committee; the National Security Staff Interagency Committee, and the PIAB (President’s Intelligence Advisory Board).
Assange asked the United States Government to honor International Law and Treaty obligations on multiple counts, including safe diplomatic passage for Assange to Ecuador. He cited the United Nations findings of torture, degrading and inhumane treatment of Private Bradley Manning, who is alleged to have leaked evidence of American war crimes in Iraq to the world via WikiLeaks.
The world was reminded that Bradley Manning has been imprisoned for over 850 days; despite the US Military lawful maximum of 120 days and despite abject failure of years of torture and abuse to yield whatever fruitful results Bradley's abusers have been seeking in order to conclude their historic interrogation.
What Julian Assange also did was mark the turning point on the control of information as a weapon, by calling for truthful facts to close the divide between the words of hope and the audacity of actions that bear no resemblance to the stated ideals.
Very much like the little boy of childhood folklore, who shocked a crowd of denialists admiring The Emperor's fine, new suit, by saying aloud what everyone else was afraid to utter, the Emperor has no clothes! But the embarrassment of public nakedness is the result of indulging in unsustainable delusions and the remedy is not to punish the reporter but to stop the custom of lying to please the Emperor.
Julian asked the world to open its eyes, to acknowledge reality and judge by actions without deference to any and equality for all.
We will examine American justification for suppressing inconvenient truths Wikileaks reveals, the value of impeding the free flow of information and the authority by which America's elected public servants lay claim to the power to control information, that is the lifeblood of all democratic government and the hallmark of free, self governing people.
If you haven't heard Julian's address or watched the Collateral Murder video...
Solving America's Wikileaks Problem ~
Senator Dianne Feinstein Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, member Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an op-ed on December 7, 2010, entitled “Prosecute Assange Under the Espionage Act”:
“When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released his latest document trove—more than 250,000 secret State Department cables—he intentionally harmed the U.S. government.
The release of these documents damages our national interests and puts innocent lives at risk. He should be vigorously prosecuted for espionage.
The law Mr. Assange continues to violate is the Espionage Act of 1917.
That law makes it a felony for an unauthorized person to possess or transmit ’information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation.’”
Senator Feinstein declared a foreign citizen and prize winning, Australian journalist, guilty of treason.
Isn't allegiance a prerequisite for treason? Does Julian Assange owe any alliance to American government?
Even if the Australian government lacks the backbone to stand up for its own Sovereignty, or the moral compass to pursue war crimes over journalists revealing those atrocities, isn't a basic principle of free speech and Sovereign justice self evident cornerstones to civil society?
Senator Feinstein and others seem to believe laws enacted by Congress should extend far beyond American citizens. It is a head scratcher to guess what rationale they use to make the determination that America's public servants rule the world and all citizens owe obedience to them.
Are we to assume that all foreigners who put any interest above that of the US government are similarly guilty of treason?
Are global citizens unknowingly obligated to bow to the will of Congress or does Nationality still provide rights of Sovereignty?
By what right does Congress put forth charges of treason, an act of loyalty betrayed, when there is no relationship nor allegiance to forsake?
Does foreign journalism fall within the scope of responsibility for the Senate Intelligence Committee?
Contrary to what their actions suggest, the Senate Committee is a domestic role to protect Americans from excesses and abuses of intrusive government spying.
It was formed in 1976 on the recommendation of the Church Committee, in conjunction with the overlooked FISA Court, to put public accountability under a system of checks and balances.
The [Church] committee observed that “there is no inherent constitutional authority for the President or any intelligence agency to violate the law,” and recommended strengthening oversight of intelligence activities. In 1976 the Senate approved Senate Resolution 400, establishing the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to provide “vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
In 1978 Congress approved and President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), requiring the executive branch to request warrants for wiretapping and surveillance purposes from a newly formed FISA Court. http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/about.html
CIA domestic spying crimes, Dclassified Archives ~ CIA Family Jewels. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB222/index.htm
Senator Feinstein should have her nose in the warrantless wiretapping and data mining that is targeting ordinary citizens, not scouring the Intenet for sources the American public might find to confirm criminal actions buried by their public servants.
That's one more in a long list of jobs Congress fails to perform as our public servants. Congress willfully ignores its assigned tasks of protecting us from abuses of an intrusive government and instead designates themselves as the rightful owners of global information.
Since Congress has found a higher calling, let's follow Feinstein on Uncle Sam's moral high horse in pursuit of Assange and silencing Wikileaks and whistleblowers.
We should begin with a clear grasp of what standard of conduct we expect from persons, both corporate and mortal with allegiance to America.
We will assume the gold standard of conduct can be drawn from those closest to the Senator and supported with the largest contracts to perform and deliver for the American people who employ all of government to work, not as rulers, but as public servants in our National interest.
Next we will look to see what might make the Sovereign Nations of the world allow an archaic American Law to be stretched far enough to ensnare a foreign journalist.
What superior moral and judicial powers has the United States earned that would prompt Sovereign Nations of the World to extend America the extraordinary power to apply the legislation of US Congress, to foreigners in foreign lands?
What government or group thinks life would be better if only Members of Congress would control more decisions for foreign Nations?
Even Americans hold disdain for the corrupt and crippled Congress. Neither party has a lick of respect for their fellow public servants nor a word of paraise for the performance of the job they were sworn to do. Rightly so, both parties fail miserably at their job by all measures.
Beginning with the first job of Congress, responsible spending, their failures are epic and merit no respect, yet somehow they parlayed failure to perform basic tasks into a position of supreme authority. By what authority is Congress the global lawmaker?
Congress had an approval rating of 11% from voters, so they don't have the American people behind them; so we will ask who does Congress speak for when 89% of Americans disapprove?
Lastly we will look for precedents in the Declassified Archives. Earlier convictions will expose a typical nature of treasonous crimes under the 1917 Espionage Act and commensurate punishment. For nearly a Century this has been an unused tool available to Congress, what unique actions caused Congress to take this out of McCarthy's trunk in the dusty Capitol attic to hunt Assange.
Lastly we will look at the fate of those convicted, which turns out to be a funny story with lots of happy endings. When the dust of war settled progress marched on and the next scare and hunt for traitors came with McCarthy who hunted like a man possessed. But for all his tracking of enemies not a single one with seized property was investigated; imagine the odds for that luck!
Forgive and forget? Forward, eh?
Looking at each element by itself will help us to set an objective, fair and proper base line to evaluate Feinstein's remarkable demand and perhaps some rationale for expecting a World War One era domestic law of the United States, be given retroactive, International reach.
First up, the lines defined by America's trusted partners, starting with those close to Congress and closer to Senator Feinstein.
Following the money is the quickest way to measure Federal love and Star Spangled loyalty; OpenSecrets does a stellar job of counting.
Take a peek at Feinsteins funding and voila, we have the vetted Patriots, friends and supporters of the Senator, presumably the embodiment of American values, worthy of accepting a career endorsement in the form of campaign funding.
Yes, let's meet the friends...
Notables From Feinstein's Top 10 Supporters -
~ PG&E Corp ~ Toxic polluter made famous in the film Erin Brokovich with Julia Roberts, guilty of causing illness, cancers and deaths & fined http://articles.latimes.com/2006/feb/04/local/me-erin4
~ Northrop Grumman ~ One of the oldest US Government contractors with a long history of chronic criminal fraud & worker abuses http://www.contractormisconduct.org/index.cfm/1,73,221,html?ContractorID=42&ranking=3
~ General Atomics ~ Division of General Dynamics who make & operate drones ~ http://www.contractormisconduct.org/index.cfm/1,73,221,html?ContractorID=90
~ General Dynamics ~Another Capitol Hill Old Time Pal with chronic acts of federal fraud and worker abuses http://www.contractormisconduct.org/index.cfm/1,73,221,html?ContractorID=26
~ BAE Systems ~ For variety, in addition to Federal Fraud crimes they also have brokerage crimes, false claims, insider trading, employment discrimination & pled guilty to violating EU standards that caused an explosion at a location they are bleeding dry for every dime http://www.contractormisconduct.org/index.cfm/1,73,221,html?ContractorID=9
Pfiser ~ nee Monsanto and the M&A scam is best in their own words with one caveat, understand PCB liability was dumped with Solutia who went bankrupt, discharged fines then emerged from Chapter 11 to sell chemical coatings to Detroit auto giants.
Relationships Among Monsanto Company, Pharmacia Corporation, Pfizer Inc., and Solutia Inc. http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/monsanto-relationships-pfizer-solutia.aspx
Prior to Sept. 1, 1997, a corporation that was then known as Monsanto Company (Former Monsanto) operated an agricultural products business (the Ag Business), a pharmaceuticals and nutrition business (the Pharmaceuticals Business) and a chemical products business (the Chemicals Business). Former Monsanto is today known as Pharmacia. Pharmacia is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., which together with its subsidiaries operates the Pharmaceuticals Business. Today’s Monsanto includes the operations, assets and liabilities that were previously the Ag Business. Today’s Solutia comprises the operations, assets and liabilities that were previously the Chemicals Business. The following table sets forth a chronology of events that resulted in the formation of Monsanto, Pharmacia and Solutia as three separate and distinct corporations, and it provides a brief background on the relationships among these corporations.
Far be it from me to suggest campaign support buys influence for weapons & services when appropriation or war opportunities roll around, but millions spent lobbying do seem to translate to billions, even trillions in contracts and immunity from liability criminal or otherwise!
FYI 2011 Top 100 Federal Contract Awards ranked by prime contractor revenue
Misconduct ranked by fines ~ http://www.contractormisconduct.org/
Senator Feinstein clearly has a hefty tolerance for criminal activity! Her loyal and steadfast supporters have anything but spotless records.
We see measurable evidence of Senator Feinstein's compassion, in her forgive and forget alliance with PG & E who undoubtedly lament the losses from Hinkley victims and others with tragic illness, cancers, birth defects and infertility that passes its genetically modified mutations as part of the altered DNA their families for all future generations.
It takes a lot of Moxie to look past the transgressions of PG & E and help them thrive on taxpayer dollars.
Through her campaign funding Feinstein is allied with an assortment of corporate criminals, guilty of chronic fraud and abuses, with checkered past for human rights or health and safety laws. Nice friends, for the Intelligence Committee to have!!
The funny part is it doesn't even require digging to see what a rotten lot run the Capitol. This lineup was just the current election cycle for Feinstein and the top, corporate welfare names leap out.
So much for taste, what's trash to me is Congressional treasure. Wanna guess what a little digging into her career history and other Members will turn up? Birds of a feather, another time...no detours, we're on the trail of treason.
This is a hunt for America's enemies to see exactly how The 1917 Espionage Act was used in the Hitler era and why it should be dusted off for punishing Julian Assange and silencing WikiLeaks.
To put this man hunt in contexts, Assange has no charges against him, despite a global corporate media and multinational political players who rant as if Julian's been found guilty of something. Assange has been uncharged but under house arrest for nearly two years while the full force of the US Government and its pork filled contractors dig for something to hang the man.
That's commitment, Assange and WikiLeaks have more Federal resources and ongoing investigations than Bin Laden did for the entire second term of the Bush Presidency, which brings us to another odd point.
Now that Bin Laden is replaced with a grave new threat of WikiLeaks, Department of Homeland Security needs to update our threat level color charts so we can know when WikiLeaks fallout is imminent and take cover from the carnage.
What's more dangerous than a battle for our hearts and minds? Back at Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that moves us to the question of creative thinking that Feinstein and others are using to initiate extradition and subsequent trial, of a foreign journalist.
Feinstein declared Assange is guilty of violating the Espionage Act. In her role as Senate Chair of Select Intelligence we presume Feinstein is privy to the top National secrets would be acting with reckless and irresponsible abandon to level the charge and verdict if the Government did not have an airtight case and presumption of innocence wasn't irrelevant, in the Senators view of any forthcoming Judicial process.
Maybe we should look at the United States commitment to International law and find our model behavior simply inspires International support in extenuating circumstances. How's the US doing there?
It depends on how you measure accomplishment and if circumventing the law is an objective.
The United States has been able to violate its International obligations under the Vienna Conventions and continues the tradition of CIA Black Hole, Torture Prisons with Gitmo and Bradley Manning torture, to name just a few identified by International Humanitarian groups.
Hmm, that doesn't seem to be the kind of beacon of freedom others should rush to promote.
Why would any people of good conscience encourage the use of an archaic US laws when the US can't meet basic treaty obligations for human rights? What we have is fundamental, old fashioned hypocrisy where words and deeds are disconnected or in opposition to one another.
With the help of Congress America has become the largest debtor and biggest bully around the world and to her own citizens.
It is a crisis management, PR success and Capitol crime! Treaty violations and torture, ranked with horror stories of third world dictators, have been whisked away faster than you can robo sign mortgages, with no suggestion at all from the Capitol Crooners it has upset the balance of morality or the value of Uncle Sam's integrity.
In political speeches we hear of the City on the Hill, the one of American Dreams, but the Information Age has caught up to the spin. Generations of secrets and lies and Wall Street's control of information are pouring into the light. What the world sees is an ever growing hole to bury secrets where the foundation of democracy should be. It will be repaired in the light but and Wall Street will lose its Holy Grail of deadly secrets.
Feinstein's Hitler Era Inspiration ~
Lets take a look back in history and see what crimes merited punishment under the Espionage Act. The War Department propaganda posters are to help set the tone so you appreciate what ethnic group we need to fear and what safety tips Uncle Sam can share.
Can't think of any more relevant measure than to see precedent for pursuit of WikiLeaks from what became of those found guilty of treasonous acts during the darkest days of modern history.
Since those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, we should seek all the benefits of hindsight. Traveling back to the time of the Espionage Act's origins can frame clearly how the punishment fits the crimes and what measurable danger the American people were spared, by a vigilant Hitler era Congress, who have inspired a Bipartisan revival of the 1917 Espionage Act to silence Assange.
A reasonable person should expect the damage inflicted by WikiLeaks and its founder to be epic, since we have already established that it is well within the bounds of acceptable conduct for the Senate Intelligence Chair to be enforced by and award contracts to corporate persons with chronic, criminal behavior, regularly convicted of taxpayer fraud, criminal and civil abuses. That's just the short list of 2011 top supporters.
WikiLeaks obviously did something extraordinary to move the crime tolerant Congress into action and ratchet this up to Espionage charges!!
On October 20, 1942, under authority of the Trading with the Enemy Act, the U.S. Congress seized UBC and liquidated its assets after the war. The seizure is confirmed by Vesting Order No. 248 in the U.S. Office of the Alien Property Custodian and signed by U.S. Alien Property Custodian Leo T. Crowley.
In August, under the same authority, Congress had seized the first of the Bush-Harriman-managed Thyssen entities, Hamburg-American Line, under Vesting Order No. 126, also signed by Crowley.
Eight days after the seizure of UBC, Congress invoked the Trading with the Enemy Act again to take control of two more Bush-Harriman-Thyssen businesses - Holland-American Trading Corp. (Vesting Order No. 261) and Seamless Steel Equipment Corp. (Vesting Order No. 259).
The documents from the Archives also show that the Bushes and Harrimans shipped valuable U.S. assets, including gold, coal, steel and U.S. Treasury bonds, to their foreign clients overseas between 1931-33, as Hitler engineered his rise to power.
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- My, my, my, it is a small world; the accidental heart of Occupy Wall Street and Liberty camp are at the feet of the very same Brown Brothers Harriman offices, now a vast staging area for NYPD to gather reinforcements around the big red cube, where former Espionage Act convicts can watch NYPD serve as their fortress.
- Brown Brothers Harriman seem to have fared quite nicely as their directors reformed their Hitler funding ways and continued in political careers that drove McCarthy era hunts for America's enemies within. In fact what we have is like a Bankster family tree where the few who hunt for America's enemies are a handful of secret keepers who just happen to sell weapons and hold the National Debt.
- The Bush mentioned is none other than Prescott Bush, father to President George Herbert Walker Bush, grandfather to Dubbya and all untouched by a crime as devastating as Trading with the Enemy. Surely there must have been extenuating circumstances to permit Directors of firms with treason convictions to serve as Members of Congress, hold elite policy posts and lead the McCarthy witch hunts!
- Was it just one bank account and an unknown depositor?
QUOTE-->> The 1942 U.S. government investigative report said that Bush's Nazi-front bank was an interlocking concern with the Vereinigte Stahlwerke (United Steel Works Corporation or German Steel Trust) led by Fritz Thyssen and his two brothers. After the war, Congressional investigators probed the Thyssen interests, Union Banking Corp. and related Nazi units. The investigation showed that the Vereinigte Stahlwerke had produced the following approximate proportions of total German national output:
- 50.8% of Nazi Germany's pig iron 41.4% of Nazi Germany's universal plate 36.0% of Nazi Germany's heavy plate 38.5% of Nazi Germany's galvanized sheet 45.5% of Nazi Germany's pipes and tubes 22.1% of Nazi Germany's wire 35.0% of Nazi Germany's explosives.@s8
Prescott Bush became vice president of W.A. Harriman & Co. in 1926. That same year, a friend of Harriman and Bush set up a giant new organization for their client Fritz Thyssen, prime sponsor of politician Adolf Hitler. The new German Steel Trust, Germany's largest industrial corporation, was organized in 1926 by Wall Street banker Clarence Dillon. Dillon was the old comrade of Prescott Bush's father Sam Bush from the `` Merchants of Death '' bureau in World War I.
In return for putting up $70 million to create his organization, majority owner Thyssen gave the Dillon Read company two or more representatives on the board of the new Steel Trust.@s9
Thus there is a division of labor: Thyssen's own confidential accounts, for political and related purposes, were run through the Walker-Bush organization; the German Steel Trust did its corporate banking through Dillon Read. <<-- END QUOTE
In 1938, just before the outbreak of war in Europe, the German Luftwaffe had an urgent requirement for 500 tons of tetraethyl lead. Ethyl was advised by an official of DuPont that such quantities of ethyl would be used by Germany for military purposes. This 500 tons was loaned by the Ethyl Export Corporation of New York to Ethyl G.m.b.H. of Germany, in a transaction arranged by the Reich Air Ministry with I.G. Farben director Mueller-Cunradi. The collateral security was arranged in a letter dated September 21, 1938 through Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. of New York. http://reformed-theology.org/html/books/wall_street/chapter_04.htm
**Note for toxic history fans, Dillion Reed history from there forward in two dozen, eye popping pages http://www.dunwalke.com/
Let's look at another example of how the scales of Justice have weighed the crimes for Trading with the Enemy provision of the Espionage Act. How did the Dupont family fare when they were convicted and had property seized? They lived happily in New Jersey until the dust settled and their company was returned.
On September 23, 1948, the Attorney General of the United States issued a vesting order under the Trading with the Enemy Act, relating to taxpayer's property. By that order he (a) found taxpayer to be a citizen of an enemy country, Germany; (b) determined that the national interest of the United States required that she be treated as a German national; and (c) vested in himself all of taxpayer's property in the United States, as identified on a schedule annexed to the order. He amended the vesting order nunc pro tunc on October 1, 1948. The Attorney General maintained powers of supervision and control with respect to all of taxpayer's property in the United States, but an order dated December 8, 1948, terminated supervision and control of certain property not here in controversy.
On September 23, 1948, taxpayer owned various corporate stocks and corporate and municipal bonds of an aggregate value of approximately $2,000,000. Before, at, and after September 23, 1948, those stocks and bonds produced annual dividend and interest income aggregating about $75,000. The property vested in the Attorney General included these stocks and bonds.
On August 12, 1953, taxpayer's attorneys and the Attorney General entered into a stipulation settling these matters. The stipulation provided that the vested property should be returned to taxpayer but that the Attorney General should retain the income increment thereon from the date of vesting to the date of the stipulation. On November 23, 1953, the Attorney General returned the vested property to taxpayer in accordance with the stipulation. The property returned to taxpayer included state and municipal bonds in the face amount of $88,000. The settlement stipulation also provided for the sale of taxpayer's life interest in the trust to the Attorney General.
Punishment for Trading With the Enemy?
The following is excerpted from a report printed by the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1974:
Due to their concentrated economic power over motor vehicle production in both Allied and Axis territories, the Big Three inevitably became major factors in the preparations and progress of the war. In Germany, for example, General Motors and Ford became an integral part of the Nazi war efforts. GM's plants in Germany built thousands of bomber and jet fighter propulsion systems for the Luftwaffe at the same time that its American plants produced aircraft engines for the U.S. Army Air Corps....
Ford was also active in Nazi Germany's prewar preparations. In 1938, for instance, it opened a truck assembly plant in Berlin whose "real purpose," according to U.S. Army Intelligence, was producing "troop transport-type" vehicles for the Wehrmacht. That year Ford's chief executive received the Nazi German Eagle (first class)....
The outbreak of war in September 1939 resulted inevitably in the full conversion by GM and Ford of their Axis plants to the production of military aircraft and trucks.... On the ground, GM and Ford subsidiaries built nearly 90 percent of the armored "mule" 3-ton half-trucks and more than 70 percent of the Reich's medium and heavy-duty trucks. These vehicles, according to American intelligence reports, served as "the backbone of the German Army transportation system."....
After the cessation of hostilities, GM and Ford demanded reparations from the U.S. Government for wartime damages sustained by their Axis facilities as a result of Allied bombing... Ford received a little less than $1 million, primarily as a result of damages sustained by its military truck complex at Cologne... http://www.rationalrevolution.net/war/american_supporters_of_the_europ.htm
What we find is that trading with the enemy is not a crime for those with loyalty to profits above all else in American justice measures.
The largest names on Wall Street profited from business with the enemy and again with reparations for destruction of enemy plants for war production. It makes you wonder who the enemy is if not anything that interferes with war profiteers pursuit of revenue!
But these giants aren't the only examples, there are many more.
Thanks to a Senate Munitions Investigating Committee (1934-1936) that examined criminal, war profiteering practices of arms companies during WWI, the public learned that du Pont had led munitions companies in sabotaging a League of Nations’ disarmament conference in Geneva. The committee’s chair, Gerald Nye, said that once “the munitions people of the world had made the treaty a satisfactory one to themselves,...Colonel Simons [of Du Pont] is reporting that even the State Department realized, in effect, who controlled the Nation.”
The du Ponts fought back against widespread public condemnation that rightly labeled them “merchants of death.” They claimed that communists were behind the Senate hearings, and blamed the Committee for undermining U.S. military power. In response, Chairman Nye, a Republican from North Dakota, pointing out that du Pont had made six times as many millions of dollars during WWI than during the preceding four years “so naturally Mr. du Pont sees red when he sees these profits attacked by international peace.”
What we find by looking at those in pursuit of Assange and Wikileaks is a rouge government representing the vast military industrial complex we were warned of in the Eisenhower era.
We have chronic criminal acts sanctioned by Congress with its ongoing financial support and increasing reliance on these criminal enterprises for America's security and secrets. What are we protecting if not the criminals and their profiteering crimes? What is the threat of Wikileaks if not exposing the criminal core that owns our public servants?
Perhaps impossible to answer, but how so many can look at the blood soaked and scorched earth killing sprees Washington has undertaken and let fine words obscure the deeds and leaders stay silent. The propaganda poster says, "Know your place and shut your face" in support of a military regime built on hiding its toxic secrets. To know your place in Democracy is to raise your voice and remind public servants that they work for us and account to us for their actions, not the other way around.
If only September 11 insider stock trading could have mustered the same intensity of effort to investigate we see in pursuit of Assange, Manning and other whistleblowers, we would live in a very different world now.
As Julian Assange said, if lies can make wars truth can make peace. But war is a racket that pays quite nicely for the Teflon Don's of Washington's inner circle who have run covert governments around the globe for a century by controling the flow of information, but the tables have turned.
As a body, Congress does not stand for truth or speak for me or ask any questions on behalf of Americans their Oath of Office obliges public servants to investigate. What is the body count for the global war on terror launched with lies and September 11 fear mongering and how does that compare with the casulties charged to Wikileaks?
Who benefits by seeing the truth our public servants hide in the name of security when MSM already covers most with lies of omission? Knowledge is power and as the public awakens to growing evidence of One Nation Under Bankster Rule, it's something to think about!
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FTW, October 9, 2001 - Although uniformly ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a number of transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal) foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the case of at least one of these trades -- which has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed -- the firm used to place the "put options" on United Airlines stock was, until 1998, managed by the man who is now in the number three Executive Director position at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Until 1997 A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard had been Chairman of the investment bank A.B. Brown. A.B. Brown was acquired by Banker's Trust in 1997. Krongard then became, as part of the merger, Vice Chairman of Banker's Trust-AB Brown, one of 20 major U.S. banks named by Senator Carl Levin this year as being connected to money laundering. Krongard's last position at Banker's Trust (BT) was to oversee "private client relations." In this capacity he had direct hands-on relations with some of the wealthiest people in the world in a kind of specialized banking operation that has been identified by the U.S. Senate and other investigators as being closely connected to the laundering of drug money.
Krongard (re?) joined the CIA in 1998 as counsel to CIA Director George Tenet. He was promoted to CIA Executive Director by President Bush in March of this year. BT was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 1999. The combined firm is the single largest bank in Europe. And, as we shall see, Deutsche Bank played several key roles in events connected to the September 11 attacks.
THE SCOPE OF KNOWN INSIDER TRADING
Before looking further into these relationships it is necessary to look at the insider trading information that is being ignored by Reuters, The New York Times and other mass media. It is well documented that the CIA has long monitored such trades - in real time - as potential warnings of terrorist attacks and other economic moves contrary to U.S. interests. Previous stories in FTW have specifically highlighted the use of Promis software to monitor such trades.... http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/10_09_01_krongard.html
Top picks additional reference ~
Antony Sutton financing of Hitler & transformation http://rense.com/politics6/SKULL.htm
General Electric's fate Trading With Enemy http://rense.com/general57/ge.htm
Business as Usual ~ American Axis Profiteers http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/BusinessAsUsual_TAA.html
Some new names ~ Shadow of the Swastika ~ US Corporations & Nazis http://www.iahushua.com/WOI/us_nazis.htm
MSM source to deflect tin foil hat barbs ~ Bush Family Nazi Bankster ties http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar
Fab research~ more CIA 911 Insider Trading http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/12_06_01_death_profits_pt1.html
Declassified Archives CIA Family Jewels ~ The abuses Feinstein & FISA powers were designed to keep in check
Noted above but always worth repeating Catherine Austin Fitts ~ Dillion Reed & Aristocracy of Stock Profits
Modern American Corporate Government History ~ two dozen, eye popping pages http://www.dunwalke.com/