Making the World Safer---for Bankers 30 Dec 2005

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

International bankers live in fear.

Not of starvation, disease or war. These are the concerns of children in the Third World. Bankers are terrified we might object to paying them billions each year in interest for money they create out of nothing, guaranteed by our taxes. (The Federal Reserve Board, a private cartel of mostly foreign banks, finagled this monopoly in 1913, contrary to the US Constitution.) The bankers are frightened that, like the homeless man's dog, we might say, "I can do this myself." They are scared the government might go even further and "default" on trillions of make-believe "debt." They are frightened of losing "control."

In order to sleep more soundly, the bankers have taken "steps." These precautions help us to understand the world we live in, why it is becoming safer for bankers but less safe and more bizarre for everyone else. First, people with money machines tend to have a lot of friends. The bankers helped their friends establish monopolies in oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, transportation, media,etc. and took a healthy stake. As you can imagine, these people are thick as thieves. Lawyers, journalists and intellectuals all vie for a piece of the action. (Servicing this cartel of cartels is what passes for success these days.) The bankers' first precaution is to buy all the politicians. The second is to buy the major media outlets in order to promote the illusion politicians make decisions and represent our interests. The third precaution is to take control of the education system, ensuring that people stop thinking at an early age.

Then the bankers use the government and media to convince us that religion, nationalism and nuclear family are unfashionable, and we want what they want. We "want" world government ("globalisation"). The bankers need to eliminate nation states, freedom and democracy in order to streamline their business and consolidate their power. The UN, the IMF and World Bank, -- glorified loan sharks and collectors -- will make the laws. We "want" diversity. Countries are not allowed to maintain their national identities or traditions. Last Christmas, Gary Doer, my provincial premier tried to rename the Christmas tree at the legislature a "multicultural tree." Diversity is respecting every culture but our own. Every nation must be heterogeneous as a box of Smarties -- no one in a position to challenge the bankers. Or take "feminism." Masquerading as equal rights for women, this Marxist Lesbian ideology is designed to destroy the nuclear family (the basic building block of society) by undermining paternal authority.

Cultural differences between men and women are not "stereotypes." But signatories to the latest UN "CEDAW" Convention (recently passed by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee) will be required to "take all appropriate measures to modify all social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women." (Article 5) This kind of Communist-inspired social engineering is simply persecution of heterosexuals. It is intended to arrest our natural development: the birth rate has halved while the divorce rate has doubled. An army of highly paid lawyers, social workers and bureaucrats treat the casualties. These self-serving do-gooders are the bankers' biggest constituency. People --stunted, love-starved, sex-obsessed -- without family, religious or national identity, are easy to control. (They'll join anything; they are looking for a family.) But in case of resistance, the bankers have created a bogeyman, "terrorism" to justify a huge security apparatus. The Office of Homeland Security is designed to control us -- the domestic population. Why would this be necessary? We're "in debt" trillions of dollars and the bankers intend that we pay. One day they will take away our toys. In case it's a problem, an Orwellian police state will be in place. But first,the Muslims must be subjugated and robbed. Talking about the United States as if it were an independent country is silly. American politicians pawned U.S. sovereignty in 1913. Ever since, U.S. soldiers have been bullyboys for international bankers, and nothing else.

The American taxpayer and soldier made the First World War possible. It started just six months after the establishment of the "Fed". Its purpose was to increase debt, cripple the great European nation states, slaughter a generation, and establish two of the bankers' pet projects: Communism (Russia) and Zionism (Palestine.) After the war ended, banker world government -- The League of Nations (a.k.a., "The League to Enforce Peace") was established. The US didn't enter the Second World War in Dec. 1941 to save Western Civilization. England had stood alone against Germany for more than two years. The U.S. entered the war just six months after Hitler attacked Russia. The purpose was to save Communism! [I am indebted to A.K. Chesterton ("The New Unhappy Lords," 1969) for this insight] For the same reason, the USSR got $5 billion in U.S. lend-lease after the war ended. After the smoke cleared, Communists instead of Nazis tyrannized Eastern Europe. Soviet agents/ US diplomats Alger Hiss and Harry Hopkins established the United Nations on land donated by John D. Rockefeller. One of the UN's first acts was to create the State of Israel.

Ben Hecht (A Child of the Century) wrote "the Twentieth Century was cut off at its knees by World War One." Before committing suicide in 1942, Stefan Zweig (The World of Yesterday) spoke in the same tones about the demise of Western Civilization. The planet has been hijacked. Our leaders are dupes, opportunists, traitors or all three. Almost everything we know about modern history is a hoax. A stench of moral compromise hangs over our public and cultural life. Anything promoted by the media, education, or government is suspect. This is what happens when we deny God. This is what our children will inherit, a world that is safe ... for international bankers.

NWO 2006 Plans 27 Dec 2005

NWO 2006 Plans - William Cooper Had Some Answers

As We Look To The New World Order's 2006 Agenda, It's Best To Review The Research And Writings Of William Cooper

William Cooper, a former military intelligence officer and world-reknown lecturer and writer, was killed in a suspicious 2001 police shootout in his Arizona home. Author of the best selling underground book of all time, Behold A Pale Horse, his top secret intelligence document discoveries provide proof positive the Illuminati intends mass destruction of half the world's population, reaching its diabolical goal in what the author terms 'the age of deception.' By Greg Szymanski

In one of his 1997 writings entitled "Majestytwelve," Cooper draws this conclusion: "If you wish to remain Free you will have to fight for it... not because we want to fight, or you want to fight, but because the traitors (within our government) will give us no choice in the matter. There will be either a revolution (the Marxist's choice) or there will be a serious attempt to restore Constitutional Republican government under Law (the Patriots choice). In any event there WILL BE WAR between the Citizens of the United States of America and the Marxist minions of the subversive corporate United States' new world order."

And to prove his point, the following two Clinton quotes illustrates his true intentions: "When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans... And so a lot of people say there's too much personal freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it. That's what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we're going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities." Said President Bill Clinton on MTV on March 3, 1994. He further stated on several days later in a USA Today interview: "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans" Besides pointing the finger at Clinton, Cooper claimed the true source of the global conspiracy based in fact was to be found in a body known as the Illuminati, a group made up of the highest level of the so-called secret orders and secret societies. Explaing their origin and purpose, Cooper wrote:

They are bound together by blood oaths, a secret religion, and the promise of an elite status within regional government, or the world supra government. Their religion is based upon the Kabbalah, the Luciferian Philosophy, and the worship of the Sun. They are not bound by any oath or allegiance save their own. They are loyal to no government or People save their own. And they are Citizens of no country save their already in place secret world government. In their own words, "If you are not one of us you are nothing." To garner some sense of "feel" for the concept see the movie "They Live." "It is a largely 'open' conspiracy, in that much of its membership, structure, methods, and operations, are matters of public record, however scattered and obscure. Its manner of coordination is atypical. Two nuclei - the elite core of the Wall Street clique (orbiting the House of Rockefeller) and the elite core of the European financial clique (orbiting the House of Rothschild) - coordinate this global conspiracy by waging psychological warfare on the rest of the conspirators, telling each no more than is necessary for him to fulfill his designated role, often with explicit recognition neither of his role, nor of the unarticulated rules that govern him. "Thus, the overwhelming bulk of the conspirators do not know, but only suspect, that they are part of and in service to 'a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." In his article about the secret military documents, he delves into the inner workings of the Illuminati, showing how some candidates rise to the top, hand picked for progress beyond the 13th Degree (York Rite) or 32nd Degree (Scottish Rite). Cooper claims those 'chosen few' disappear behind the veil and become one of the "Thousand Points of Light," are more properly known as the "Magi."

Looking back at history, Cooper adds: "The process of initiation and blood oaths have always been the protection of the Illuminati in a Christian world that has had a tendency to "burn at the stake" those who differed in belief or philosophy. The "burning alive" of Jacques DeMolay, the persecution of men like Gallileo and Giordano Bruno by the Catholic Church, and the persecution of their Orders has resulted in the "Brotherhoods" hatred of Christianity and the goal of the extermination of all religions save theirs. "You may verify the goal of the Illuminati by visiting the home page of Freemasonry's Grand Lodge of Scotland (if that link does not work click here). You will notice the flag of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the "Universal" flag of Freemasonry is displayed. The "Universal" flag of Freemasonry is the United Nations Flag. (We thank those of you who responded with affidavits confirming this paragraph.) Since this paragraph has become well known the Grand Lodge of Scotland has replaced the United Nations Flag (Universal Flag of Freemasonry) on their WebPages with a graphic of the earth." And buried deep in the documents uncovered by Cooper, which he vigorously tried to expose until his untimely death, was the call for a mass extermination in what he termed the "goal in the age of deception." If anyone ever wonders on the dawn of this new year where the U.S. is headed after Oklahoma City and 9/11, listens to Cooper's predictions based on what he learned from years working in the military intelligence field: "This is the age of deception. The world is on the razor. One half is scheduled to be exterminated if these people have their way, and the other half is scheduled to be enslaved when the mystical union between the moon IS (Isis or Church) and the sun RA (Osiris or Doctrine) greets the Son of the morning EL (Horus or full body of Adepts) on the horizon (Horus risen) in the New Dawn (ISRAEL or realization of the New World Order). "When the process is complete a new worldwide Soviet Union will emerge to thin the herd, shear the sheople, and march them off to enslavement or slaughter depending upon their individual ability to accept and adhere to their reeducation.

As Cooper ponders the fate of America and the world, his 1997 words appear to be coming true as we enter 2006. "There will be no individual Rights only privileges. These will be granted or denied at will by the world supra government. All property is to be owned by the State. There will be a redistribution of wealth. They plan to eliminate class differences and reduce the standard of living to a lower level in the advanced nations, such as the United States, and to a higher standard of living in the so-called third world nations. "This leveling of the standard of living will be accomplished through a global economic collapse which is in its beginning stages. The economic collapse will fulfill the goal of Marx and Engles' Communist Manifesto mandating the elimination of the middle class. The graduated income tax was the first implementation of this process and is one of the planks of the Communist Manifesto. NAFTA and GATT are a part of this process encouraging industry to move into third-world nations in order to exploit cheap labor. "All existing religions will disappear. The only religion will be the state religion (humanism or illuminism). "All County and State governments will be eliminated and replaced with regional government. These regional governments (Home Rule) are already in place. Regionalism is gradually taking control throughout America. "There will be no more cash. Trade will be accomplished by a system of computer credits with accounts accessed through debit cards or computer chip implants. The cards or implants will also serve as personal identification, drivers license, and etc. When this is completed the human race will be shackled to a computer in a never ending cycle of debt. No action or movement will ever again be private."

Further delving into the age of new world order deception, Cooper points to the UFO and alien hoax thrust on America, finding within the MAJESTYTWELVE secret documents the entire plan for the creation of a socialist world government is protected by an artificial extraterrestrial threat from space. He adds the entire UFO phenomenon and the uFOOLogy movement has been created to further the protection and activation of the plan, touting Coast to Coast talk show host Art Bell, as one of the main Illuminati spokesman. "Within MAJESTYTWELVE is Operation Majority justifying the plan by presenting an extraterrestrial threat as the reason for the necessity for world government ala "Who speaks for planet Earth... Argentina?" Exactly the manner in which Stanton T. Friedman ends his UFOs Are Real lectures," said Cooper. "When I saw Operation Majority while serving in the Navy I believed the alien threat was real just like everyone else. It was not until I had performed many years of research that I was able to fully understand exactly what it was that I had seen. It was extremely difficult for me to believe that my government and the United States Navy had used me, especially since I had dedicated my life to government and military service. Most government and military personnel cannot and will not believe such an idea. "The plan is real. The extraterrestrial threat is artificial. The threat is presented through the use of secret technology originally developed by the Germans in their secret weapons programs during WW-II, by geniuses like Nikola Tesla, and many others."

Concerning Bell's role in the New World Order agenda, Cooper again relies on the "age of deception" theory, as well as decoding Illuminati signs and symbols in order to find out the real truth among the many messages of deception. Referring to Bell's well-known logo of a gold pyramid in a deep blue sea with his name at the top of the pyramid, Cooper illustrates his point about Bell's role: "I have long recognized that Art Bell is a shill for the New World Odor. It is confirmed in his book . World government is, in fact, the theme of the book. "Did you know that the sea (mare or Mary) is a symbol of vast numbers of People, the masses in Marxist symbology? Did you notice that the pyramid rises from the sea (People) and dominates the scene as a promise, or savior? Did you know the pyramid missing the capstone represents the Great (unfinished) Work of the Mystery School? Did you know that the Great Work represents social engineering (socialism) working toward the apotheosis of the race (perfected man, sixth root race) as promised to Adam and Eve by Satan, and a New World Order? "Did you notice that the name Art Bell straddles the capstone signifying that he is the Light Worker, or Illumined Man, or Master Mason, or Horus, or perfected god-Man, or Savior, who completes the Great Work? Did you notice the Bright Star fallen from heaven just above the capstone? Do you know who or what it represents? Do you see the Thousand Points of Light working in silence behind the veil (clouds) in the heavens. Illuminism is Marxism. It is a false promise that the human race will be perfected bringing a perfect utopian society through social engineering. This is a brainwashing mechanism whereby an ignorant slave race may be created to be ruled by a totalitarian socialist world government.

"Art Bell is a Freemason. He is a member of the Illuminati. Art Bell's book 'The Quickening' is one of the most blatant, in your face, pieces of new world order propaganda that I have ever seen. In it Art Bell, claiming to be a patriotic American, shamelessly advocates the formation of a world totalitarian socialist government." With most people heading into the new year with the thought of another terrorist attack on the horizon, Cooper claims these attacks are a new world order strategy to tell Americans any opposition will be met with brute force. "Ruby Ridge, the Waco Massacre, the attack against Patriots and Militias, and other acts of aggression against the American People who might combat this fraud are acts of war. These acts are designed to demonize fundamentalist Christians, Moslems, the lawful Militia, and anyone else who might fight in defense of the Constitution or Freedom. "These terrorist acts deliver a message to the American People that any opposition to the new world supra government will be met with overwhelming force and the complete genocide of the enemies of socialism."

And as everybody has a New Year's Eve toast, while wondering where the next terrorist "shoe will drop," listen to Cooper's concluding analysis and ominous 1997 predictions, making anyone reading immediately want to pour another stiff drink. "MAJESTYTWELVE stated that the first terrorist attack in the United States would occur in a large city such as New York or Los Angeles . Based upon that statement I accurately predicted that it would occur in New York, and it did when the World Trade Center was bombed. "MAJESTYTWELVE stated that terrorism would continue until the American People consented to be completely and thoroughly disarmed. The document stated that the second major target would be, "somewhere in the heartland such as Oklahoma City". The actual target was not named. Since the document was not specific as to the actual target and its location I did not predict Oklahoma City... but my prediction of continued terrorist attacks including major attacks upon the "heartland" of America was accurate."

Writing before 9/11, he further predicted the following: "If these acts of terror do not succeed there will be more bombings, chemical, or biological attacks. They will escalate in the destruction, maiming and killing of men women and especially children. More shootings at shopping centers, restaurants, and schools will occur. As a last resort, if all else fails, the Illuminati are prepared to detonate an atomic weapon in a large American city such as New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles." For more important articles, go to

USA and UK the torture terrorists of the world 22 Dec 2005

We want the truth on CIA flights, MSPs tell ministers

Holyrood ministers were yesterday told by MSPs to provide details of conversations they have had with the UK government on airport landings made by CIA "ghost flights". The move came after the Scottish Executive faced a cross-party barrage of condemnation over the use of Scottish airports for rendition flights, transporting terror suspects to regimes where torture is practised. Sandra White, the Nationalist MSP, summed up the mood of many critics calling for a full inquiry into the flights, saying that if the EU, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, and Manchester Police were to launch investigations, the same should happen in Scotland. "We wish an inquiry, the country wishes an inquiry, the Scottish people want to know the truth. We demand to know the truth," she said.

After an impassioned debate, Labour MSPs voted for an amendment by Phil Gallie of the Conservatives, in order to reject a motion by the Scottish Socialists seeking a full inquiry. However, Mr Gallie's motion still called on the executive to detail its communications with the Foreign Office on the issue, which will allow protesters to bring the subject back to the floor of the parliament at a later date. On Wednesday, Tony Blair said he was not willing to order an inquiry into claims that the CIA used British airports for rendition flights. However, Franco Frattini, European commissioner for justice, issued the most toughly worded call yet for member states to use "all appropriate legal instruments" to investigate CIA activities. It came in a letter to Struan Stevenson, the Scots Tory MEP. Mr Stevenson said: "The US are flouting all the international conventions on torture... there is no way that Scottish airports should be used to facilitate this."

The LibDem's Jim Wallace, former deputy first minister, said the government should immediately hold an independent investigation. He pointed to an acceptance by Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, that rendition of terrorist suspects was practised by America, but that it would not take place if it was believed torture was involved. He said: "It is strongly arguable that this reassurance from Ms Rice falls short of the requirements of international law... If there is insufficient evidence to bring an individual case before our High Court, surely there is a growing case to answer before the court of concerned international opinion." Gordon Jackson, a practising QC and Labour back bencher, said the issue of making people disappear gave rise to a "moral quagmire". He said: "The whole issue of detention without any legal supervision, just making people disappear... into Guantanamo Bay or rendition to other countries, is utterly inconsistent with the rule of law that government cannot just lock up without showing any cause to a court." Chris Ballance, Green MSP, said the position of Colin Boyd, lord advocate, was "rapidly becoming untenable". He claimed much evidence of rendition flights landing in Scotland had been gathered, adding: "What more evidence do our police require before acting? Are our police incompetent or is there political interference?"

Frances Curran, of the SSP, said MSPs should demand to know the truth about Scotland's role in "this barbaric and illegal practice of secret kidnappings". She said: "Is there a difference between the abductions in Iraq and the abductions by the American government? If there is nothing to hide, let the Scottish Parliament ask for all log books at Scottish airports be forwarded." Mr Gallie, who said the executive had already committed to carrying out an "investigation of sorts", added: "I'd like to know what investigations they've made direct with the Scottish airports. My direct contact with Prestwick Airport suggests there's no real problem there."

Five children left to starve were 'failed by care workers' 22 Dec 2005

It is noticable in all the reported deaths it is always the child separated from the biological FATHER that dies of abuse.

Children at being put at risk in UK by authorities removing children from their biological fathers protection.

A depressingly familiar picture of poor communication between childcare agencies has been depicted by a report into how five children were left to starve in what one doctor described as "the worse case of malnutrition" he had seen outside the developing world. A number of agencies in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, were aware of factors that should have caused concern at the home of David Askew and Sarah Whittaker, both 24, who were jailed last year for neglecting the children in a housefurnished with state-of-the-art electrical appliances . But the potential impact of the factors was not appreciated because no single agency co-ordinated the approach or pooled available information, the report by Professor Pat Cantrill said. Paramedics and police found emaciated one-year-old twins critically ill in the home - one within hours of death - when called out in 2004 by Whittaker, who had reported one of the twins was "lifeless". The twins and the three other children, aged three, four and seven, were in excrement-smeared bedrooms; live maggots were found in the nappy of the worst-affected twin and both were about 40 per cent of the weight expected for a one-year-old. The three-year-old boy was found locked in his room wearing soiled underwear and huddled in a corner.

Professor Cantrill, a former assistant chief nursing officer at the Department of Health, said that a number of potential signs of concern about the family were known to teachers and health workers, and that police and a health visitor had visited in the three months before the twins were found. "It was the failure to recognise the accumulation of information about this family that underpins the inability to assess their needs," she said. Another basic problem was the low expectations by professionals of childcare skills in the community where the family lived, and the failure of teachers and health workers to mark out any of the children's problems as exceptional, she added in the report, published yesterday. Professor Cantrill, who made 59 recommendations, said it was "unacceptable" that professionals working in deprived areas should have a higher "threshold" before action was taken, due to the general problems in the community.

"Seeking to defend inaction by stating that this family was one of many providing no level of care to their school-age children, and certainly not the worst, is not acceptable," Professor Cantrill said. "No child should have to experience such a level of neglect before services become sufficiently concerned to assess their need for support." The eldest child's school and city health services were best placed to have raised concerns, the report found. Teachers were worried about the girl's attendance and a referral was made to the city's Education Family Support service, but it was not followed up. Alan Jones, chairman of the Area Child Protection Committee, which commissioned the report, said the incident was the worse case of child cruelty in living memory in Sheffield, and all the report's recommendations were accepted. The twins are reported to be "miraculously" back to full health.

A history of failings


Beaten to death by stepfather, despite 30 calls from neighbours to social services.


Starved and beaten to death by stepfather. Inquiry found social work and health staff failed to apply the necessary care.

* 1992 TONI DALES, 3

Died from head injuries after being thrown against a wall by her mother's lover. Report cited failure by social services, health, police, education and probation services.

* 1992 LEANNE WHITE, 3

Beaten to death by her stepfather; 107 injuries. Inquiry found social services failed to respond to reports she was at risk.

* 1997 LAUREN CREED, 5

Thrown downstairs and jumped on by her stepfather. Inquiry showed failures from probation officers, social services, police and health authorities.


Died from a blow by her stepmother. Inter-agency co-ordination found to be 'ineffective".


Starved, beaten and trussed in a bin bag. She had come into contact with social services, housing departments, police, hospitals and an NSPCC family centre.

Prison for policeman sex attacker 22 Dec 2005

A policeman has been jailed for five years for sexually assaulting two women and a 15-year-old while in uniform. Constable Dean Stewart, 35, committed the crimes while stationed in North Ayrshire and was convicted last month after a 10-week trial. The jury cleared him of three charges of rape and another seven of indecency.

Judge Lord McEwan said Stewart had shown "no remorse" and said he would serve a further two years under supervision on release. Stewart - who was suspended from Strathclyde Police when the allegations came to light - resigned from the force. Sentencing him at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord McEwan told Stewart a serious jail sentence was necessary "if only to send out the correct message to others." The judge said: "All of them were vulnerable women.

Background reports

"One of them had difficulties with drugs and her education, one was a mere child and the third was, at the time of the offence, extremely drunk to the point where she was probably unconscious." The judge said he was taking into account the fact that Stewart had previously had a good record as a policeman and as a soldier. Lord McEwan said background reports confirmed there was a low to moderate chance of him offending again.

At the start of his trial, Stewart, from Paisley, was accused of a total of 13 sex attacks on nine different victims, three rape charges and 10 alleged indecent assaults. The charges covered six years between 1998 and 2004 when Stewart was a constable in Strathclyde Police's U Division in Ayrshire. He was based at stations in Kilbirnie, Saltcoats and Irvine. After sentencing, a force spokesman confirmed that Stewart was no longer a serving police officer and said there would be no further comment. The trial in Glasgow heard how Stewart told a 24-year-old drug addict there was a warrant out for her arrest.

Once he got the woman into his police van, he drove her to a farm track and indecently assaulted her with his police baton. A 30-year-old mother-of-two described how she had been drinking heavily at a party at a neighbour's house in Irvine. Police were called to the flat and by the time Stewart and another officer arrived the woman had passed out.

Stewart's colleague left the house and the woman later came round to find Stewart with his hand down her trousers. Stewart was helping investigate allegations of under-age sex when he met the 15-year-old schoolgirl. He was cleared of raping her at her home in Dalry while she was drunk but found guilty of indecency with the girl on another occasion.

Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey 22 Dec 2005


From 2006 Britain will be the first country where every journey by every car will be monitored Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years. Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a driver has made over several years. The network will incorporate thousands of existing CCTV cameras which are being converted to read number plates automatically night and day to provide 24/7 coverage of all motorways and main roads, as well as towns, cities, ports and petrol-station forecourts.

By next March a central database installed alongside the Police National Computer in Hendon, north London, will store the details of 35 million number-plate "reads" per day. These will include time, date and precise location, with camera sites monitored by global positioning satellites. Already there are plans to extend the database by increasing the storage period to five years and by linking thousands of additional cameras so that details of up to 100 million number plates can be fed each day into the central databank. Senior police officers have described the surveillance network as possibly the biggest advance in the technology of crime detection and prevention since the introduction of DNA fingerprinting. But others concerned about civil liberties will be worried that the movements of millions of law-abiding people will soon be routinely recorded and kept on a central computer database for years. The new national data centre of vehicle movements will form the basis of a sophisticated surveillance tool that lies at the heart of an operation designed to drive criminals off the road.

In the process, the data centre will provide unrivalled opportunities to gather intelligence data on the movements and associations of organised gangs and terrorist suspects whenever they use cars, vans or motorcycles. The scheme is being orchestrated by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) and has the full backing of ministers who have sanctioned the spending of Ł24m this year on equipment. More than 50 local authorities have signed agreements to allow the police to convert thousands of existing traffic cameras so they can read number plates automatically. The data will then be transmitted to Hendon via a secure police communications network. Chief constables are also on the verge of brokering agreements with the Highways Agency, supermarkets and petrol station owners to incorporate their own CCTV cameras into the network. In addition to cross-checking each number plate against stolen and suspect vehicles held on the Police National Computer, the national data centre will also check whether each vehicle is lawfully licensed, insured and has a valid MoT test certificate. "Every time you make a car journey already, you'll be on CCTV somewhere. The difference is that, in future, the car's index plates will be read as well," said Frank Whiteley, Chief Constable of Hertfordshire and chairman of the Acpo steering committee on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

"What the data centre should be able to tell you is where a vehicle was in the past and where it is now, whether it was or wasn't at a particular location, and the routes taken to and from those crime scenes. Particularly important are associated vehicles," Mr Whiteley said. The term "associated vehicles" means analysing convoys of cars, vans or trucks to see who is driving alongside a vehicle that is already known to be of interest to the police. Criminals, for instance, will drive somewhere in a lawful vehicle, steal a car and then drive back in convoy to commit further crimes "You're not necessarily interested in the stolen vehicle. You're interested in what's moving with the stolen vehicle," Mr Whiteley explained. According to a strategy document drawn up by Acpo, the national data centre in Hendon will be at the heart of a surveillance operation that should deny criminals the use of the roads. "The intention is to create a comprehensive ANPR camera and reader infrastructure across the country to stop displacement of crime from area to area and to allow a comprehensive picture of vehicle movements to be captured," the Acpo strategy says. "This development forms the basis of a 24/7 vehicle movement database that will revolutionise arrest, intelligence and crime investigation opportunities on a national basis," it says. Mr Whiteley said MI5 will also use the database. "Clearly there are values for this in counter-terrorism," he said.

"The security services will use it for purposes that I frankly don't have access to. It's part of public protection. If the security services did not have access to this, we'd be negligent." Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years. Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a driver has made over several years. The network will incorporate thousands of existing CCTV cameras which are being converted to read number plates automatically night and day to provide 24/7 coverage of all motorways and main roads, as well as towns, cities, ports and petrol-station forecourts. By next March a central database installed alongside the Police National Computer in Hendon, north London, will store the details of 35 million number-plate "reads" per day. These will include time, date and precise location, with camera sites monitored by global positioning satellites. Already there are plans to extend the database by increasing the storage period to five years and by linking thousands of additional cameras so that details of up to 100 million number plates can be fed each day into the central databank.

Senior police officers have described the surveillance network as possibly the biggest advance in the technology of crime detection and prevention since the introduction of DNA fingerprinting. But others concerned about civil liberties will be worried that the movements of millions of law-abiding people will soon be routinely recorded and kept on a central computer database for years. The new national data centre of vehicle movements will form the basis of a sophisticated surveillance tool that lies at the heart of an operation designed to drive criminals off the road. In the process, the data centre will provide unrivalled opportunities to gather intelligence data on the movements and associations of organised gangs and terrorist suspects whenever they use cars, vans or motorcycles. The scheme is being orchestrated by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) and has the full backing of ministers who have sanctioned the spending of Ł24m this year on equipment.

More than 50 local authorities have signed agreements to allow the police to convert thousands of existing traffic cameras so they can read number plates automatically. The data will then be transmitted to Hendon via a secure police communications network. Chief constables are also on the verge of brokering agreements with the Highways Agency, supermarkets and petrol station owners to incorporate their own CCTV cameras into the network. In addition to cross-checking each number plate against stolen and suspect vehicles held on the Police National Computer, the national data centre will also check whether each vehicle is lawfully licensed, insured and has a valid MoT test certificate. "Every time you make a car journey already, you'll be on CCTV somewhere. The difference is that, in future, the car's index plates will be read as well," said Frank Whiteley, Chief Constable of Hertfordshire and chairman of the Acpo steering committee on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). "What the data centre should be able to tell you is where a vehicle was in the past and where it is now, whether it was or wasn't at a particular location, and the routes taken to and from those crime scenes. Particularly important are associated vehicles," Mr Whiteley said. The term "associated vehicles" means analysing convoys of cars, vans or trucks to see who is driving alongside a vehicle that is already known to be of interest to the police. Criminals, for instance, will drive somewhere in a lawful vehicle, steal a car and then drive back in convoy to commit further crimes "You're not necessarily interested in the stolen vehicle. You're interested in what's moving with the stolen vehicle," Mr Whiteley explained.

According to a strategy document drawn up by Acpo, the national data centre in Hendon will be at the heart of a surveillance operation that should deny criminals the use of the roads. "The intention is to create a comprehensive ANPR camera and reader infrastructure across the country to stop displacement of crime from area to area and to allow a comprehensive picture of vehicle movements to be captured," the Acpo strategy says. "This development forms the basis of a 24/7 vehicle movement database that will revolutionise arrest, intelligence and crime investigation opportunities on a national basis," it says. Mr Whiteley said MI5 will also use the database. "Clearly there are values for this in counter-terrorism," he said. "The security services will use it for purposes that I frankly don't have access to. It's part of public protection. If the security services did not have access to this, we'd be negligent."

Illuminati Tool 21 Dec 2005

Lester Pearson, Illuminati Tool
By Henry Makow Ph.D.

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

No one likes to bring bad tidings or to disturb fellow citizens sleeping soundly. So, with a heavy heart, I report that Lester Pearson (Canadian Prime Minister 1963-1968) provided confidential information to Russian Military Intelligence (GRU) while serving in Washington DC from 1942-1946, in his capacity ultimately as Canadian Ambassador. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case. Treason is the secret policy of the governing elite in the West. Wittingly or unwittingly, they serve the Illuminati plan for "world government," an Orwellian police state called the "New World Order." Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Ariel Sharon and Tony Blair are other examples.

The Illuminati is a secret Luciferian cult representing the highest rung of Freemasonry, which has members in key positions around the globe. The Illuminati control the central banking monopoly, (the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve) and a vast network of interlocking cartels (notably media, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, minerals and oil.) Illuminism believes that man (i.e. they) will define reality instead of God or nature. Thus, they have trouble with concepts such as objective truth or morality. Communism was established by the Illuminati to undermine the basis of Western Civilization (religion, race, nation and family) while pretending to build a better world based on equality and social justice. They duped millions of people, opportunists and genuine idealists alike. "Internationalism" which Lester Pearson advanced at the UN (winning a Nobel Prize in 1957) is a disguise for this occult tyranny of the super rich. Recent events (Sept. 11, the "War on Terror" Iraq and the Patriot Repression Act) must be seen in the perspective of advancing this grotesque plan.


In August 1951, Elizabeth Bentley, a former GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) spymaster, testified that Lester "Mike" Pearson was a primary source. He fed confidential information to Hazen Sise, a Soviet agent under her control, who worked for the National Film Board of Canada. Bentley told the US Senate McCarran Commission: "I understand from Hazen that Pearson knew Hazen was a Communist and was willing to help. Pearson by virtue of his position used to sit in on American functions, particularly British ones re. British polices, all of which was super hush-hush." Pearson was Canada's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1951 so this testimony was kept quiet. It is included in Appendix A (p.186) of "No Sense of Evil/ Espionage: The Case of Herbert Norman" (1986) by James Barros, a Political Science professor at the University of Toronto.

Herbert Norman, the Canadian ambassador to Egypt, was an NKVD agent and Pearson colleague who came under investigation in 1957 and "committed suicide." Pearson protected and covered for him. Pearson met with Benley's control officer, Anatoly Gorski ("Gromov") in Washington in Oct. 1944. Gorski was one of the KGB's top operatives, having run Blunt, Burgess, Maclean and Philby in England. Barros speculates "the unthinkable" that "Pearson was Moscow's ultimate mole." (Barros, 169) In 1957, the US State Dept. held a meeting on whether to press this issue. It concluded: "Pearson is a hero. Right now he is cooperating to the fullest extent with our government in defense contracts." (Barros 206) Lester Pearson may have been recruited while a student at Oxford University in 1923. From 1935-1941, he served at the Canadian High Commission in London and rubbed shoulders with the leaders of the world government plot. He helped to establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and was the UN's point man during the Suez Crisis of 1956. Canadian Navy Commander Guy Carr mixed with this clique of top civil servants in Ottawa in the 1930's and 1940's. They recognized each other by Masonic signals and indulged in "progressive" pursuits like wife-swapping. One told him: "Stop trying to save the human race. The vast majority aren't worth the time or trouble. Most will be better off under a totalitarian dictatorship; they will get what the government decides is good for them." (Satan: Prince of this World, p. 101. See also his Pawns in their Game and Red Fog Over America)


Lester Pearson was the leader of the Liberal Party, which dominates Canadian politics. He was sponsored by Mackenzie King, Prime Minister from 1921 until 1948, (except for 6 years.) J.D. Rockefeller referred to Mackenzie King as "my best friend." King worked for Rockefeller from 1914-1918 developing company unions and "social reform" policies that ensnared the masses and created big government. The Rockefellers, who are the American agent for the Rothschilds, have controlled the Liberal Party ever since. They use the Quebec-based Paul Desmarais family (Power Corporation etc.) as intermediary. The current Prime Minister Paul Martin is a former employee who is beholden to Desmarais for selling him Canada Steamship Lines in a sweetheart deal. In September 1945, three months before Elizabeth Bentley fled the GRU, a Soviet Embassy cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected in Ottawa with material documenting massive Soviet espionage in the West. Initially King ordered his officials to stall Gouzenko whose life, and that of his family, were in grave danger. They referred the heroic little family from office to office, crossing town with their incriminating documents. The Gouzenkos were told to return to the Russian embassy or commit suicide! Why? Ostensibly King didn't want to offend the USSR, a valued wartime ally. In reality, King, famous for being "inscrutable," was afraid that Gouzenko would reveal that the governing elite in the West was infested with Soviet (i.e. Illuminati) agents like himself and Lester Pearson.

It appears that Gouzenko was saved because the Illuminati quickly devised a use for him. A top operative, "the Man Called Intrepid" Canadian William Stephenson, Head of British Special Operations Executive suddenly appeared and took the Gouzenkos under his wing. He used Gouzenko's revelations to kick start the phony "Cold War." The news that the USSR had spies everywhere and was stealing atomic secrets caused a general panic that transformed public opinion of the USSR from benign to hostile overnight. (See William Stevenson, Intrepid's Last Case, p.214.) The trick was to create enough fear to justify the Cold War without exposing the top figures in the elite conspiracy, both in Canada and abroad. They sacrificed minor figures like atomic scientist Allan Nunn May, who was arrested for espionage and served six years. Meanwhile Lester Pearson and his high-ranking gang of elite traitors were unscathed. Meanwhile Gouzenko was kept in limbo; records of his interrogations disappeared, and the volume of Mackenzie King's Diary pertaining to the case vanished from the National Archives. Gouzenko was subjected to the usual slander from liberal and left circles. By the way, according to Peter Wright's Spycatcher, Stephenson's deputy, Von Petrov was a Soviet agent, but then who wasn't working for the Illuminati? (Spycatcher p, 327)


The same thing happened in the US when Soviet agent Whittaker Chambers defected in 1938. In 1939, he saw Adolph Berle, FDR's Assistant in Charge of Internal Security and fingered dozens of Soviet spies in key positions, including Harry Dexter White, who later became Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Nothing was done. In 1948, to fan the flames of the Cold War, they let Chamber's charges against Alger Hiss come to the forefront. Hiss was a Soviet agent and a senior State Department official who advised FDR at the Yalta Conference. He also drafted the UN Charter and served as its first acting Secretary General in 1945. When rumors about him began to circulate, he resigned to become President of Rockefeller's "Carnegie Endowment for World Peace." Following Communist discipline, Hiss feigned outraged innocence and accused Chambers and his supporters of conducting a "witch hunt." He sued Chambers for libel and a 'who's who' of the Eastern Establishment came in his defense, including Felix Frankfurter and Adlai Stevenson. Unfortunately for him, Chambers produced documents in Hiss's own handwriting and Hiss went to prison for three years-eight months for the relatively minor charge of perjury.


The British bewail the five high ranking Soviet "moles" in their Diplomatic and Security services. But the USSR (and Israel) were the creation of British Freemasonry. In other words, the British elite is at the heart of this world government conspiracy, which in reality is just British Imperialism repackaged. For heaven's sake, the fifth "mole," Anthony Blunt, was the Queen's personal art curator when he was "exposed" in 1979. In 1945, there was another crisis when Konstantin Volkov the NKVD Chief in Istanbul, operating under the cover of Vice Counsel, inquired about defecting. He had worked at Moscow Center and had information on 300 agents including two spies in the British Foreign Office and another "directing a counter espionage organization in London." (William Stevenson, Intrepid's Last Case, p.187-8) I don't know how many counter espionage directors they have in London but MI5 Chief Sir Stewart Menzies instructed his counter espionage director Kim Philby to "look after" the matter. He did. Volkov and his wife were heavily sedated and flown to Moscow for torture and execution. Philby later retired in Moscow on the pension of a KGB General. Similarly Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and the other more obvious "moles" in the heart of the British Foreign Service eventually retired to dachas in Russia. The BBC continues to portray them as idealists and rogue heroes. British atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs who betrayed the secrets of the Hydrogen Bomb to Moscow got all of 14 years in prison. He was released after just nine years and allowed to fly to East Germany where he became Deputy Director of Nuclear Physics Research.


"Success" in the West depends in part on a person's willingness to betray his nation, race, religion, culture and neighbors. Conservatives and liberals alike had better wake up now before they have a rude awakening, in the form of martial law. There are no Starbucks in concentration camps (a.k.a flu "quarantine centers") and no one is going to escape this madness. The real battle is not between "left" and "right" but the age-old conflict between the super rich who want to monopolize all wealth, and the rest of humanity who seek a modicum to sustain a comfortable life. The enemy is not capitalism but monopoly capitalism, not corporations but cartels that strive for the ultimate monopoly, world government. Communism, or state capitalism, is a ruse by which the bankers co opted the collective instincts of mankind and harnessed our idealism to their diabolical agenda. The true enemy is not Islam but an ancient Satanic cult gnawing at the heart of Western society, intent on hijacking humanity from its healthy natural path, and enslaving it using sophisticated methods of social control. Like the Cold War, the War on Terror is a ruse designed to advance this process.


by Henry Makow Ph.D.

A "protection racket" is a scam where an aggressor instigates an attack, blames a bogeyman, and then offers to protect the victim from this bogeyman in return for money and power. The "War on Terror" is a protection racket. The aggressor is the world financial elite known as the "Crown" based in the City of London. Their instrument is the Zionist project, specifically the Mossad and its US allies. The victim is the people of the United States and the West in general. The goal is the overthrow of Western Civilization, and the establishment of a world police state called the "New World Order."

"Zionism is but an incident of a far reaching plan," said leading American Zionist Louis Marshall, counsel for bankers Kuhn Loeb in 1917. "It is merely a convenient peg on which to hang a powerful weapon." The head of the Department of Homeland Security is Israeli dual citizen and Zionist Michael Chertoff. He was the New Jersey State Attorney when five Mossad agents were arrested after witnesses saw them congratulating themselves on the destruction of the World Trade Center. Their van tested positive for explosives. (See Chris Bollyn article below.) Speculators who shorted airline stocks before 9-11 have been identified as Israelis apparently.


The Jewish elite regards the Jewish rank-and-file as pawns to be manipulated. "Anti Semitism is indispensable to us for the management of our lesser brethren," says the author of Protocols of the Elders of Zion (9-2) a "forgery" that reads like the blueprint of the New World Order. Jews had to be terrorized into setting up Israel as a "national home," i.e. colonizing the Middle East and creating a centre of world government. World Finance funded the Nazis. Zionists actively collaborated with them. See "The Holocaust as Mental Paradigm." See also "Zionism: A Conspiracy Against Jews" Zionist betrayal is the reason Jews went passively to their deaths, says Rabbi Moshe Shonfeld in his book "Holocaust Victims Accuse." Non-Zionist Jews were worth more dead than alive to the Zionist leadership who, Shonfeld says, reaped the moral and financial capital from their "sacrifice." See my "Zionism: Compulsory Suicide for Jews."

The Jewish elite has a long history of manipulating Jews in this manner. For example, in 1950 a wave of anti Semitism and terrorism in Iraq made Naeim Giladi, 21, join the Zionist underground. Giladi was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death by Iraqi authorities. He escaped and fled to Israel only to discover that the anti Semitism and bombings had been engineered by his fellow Zionists to dupe Iraqi Jews into going to Israel. An ancient community was deprived of its wealth and reduced to second-class citizen status in Israel, replacing Palestinian labor. See my "Zionists Double Crossed Iraqi Jews" Israel provoked attacks from its neighbours in order to "retain its moral tension" according to the secret diary of Prime Minister Moshe Sharett. The state must "invent dangers" to start war and thereby "acquire our space," he wrote. See "The Zionist Roots of the War on Terror."


A pogrom like 9-11 was designed to stampede Americans into forfeiting their civil rights and invading the Middle East. There is a drumbeat in the media to convince Americans that they are victims of Muslim fanatics. This propaganda campaign is carried out by Neo Cons (a.k.a. Zionists.) In an otherwise disappointing new book, "The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America," Michael Collins Piper writes: "In the build-up to the Iraq war, Zionist propagandists and the media increasingly began touting the message to Americans that "the whole world is against us"... and the Israelis are our only real solid dependable ally ...The theme that anti Americanism had run rampant was instilled in Americans for the very purpose of making them "anti" everyone who refused to support the...Iraq war...and the more broad ranging Zionist agenda." (157)

Sound familiar? This is the tactic they use on Jews. See my "How Jews are Brainwashed and Manipulated." Piper says that Zionism is being equated with Americanism. Zionist agents like Nathan Sharansky crafted the overblown and specious rhetoric of Bush's second inaugural speech that committed the US to advancing the Zionist agenda using force. History provides a sobering warning as to where this could be leading. In his essay, The Nature of Zionism, Russian author Vladimir Stepin writes, "During the civil war in Russia, the Zionists also performed another task. Using some units of the Red Army - Trotsky was the chairman of the country's Revolutionary Military Council - they organized the Jewish pogrom in Seversk.

The result of this was the "Law on Those Involved in Pogroms" of 27 July 1918. In accordance with this law, a monstrous Zionist terror raged in Russia for ten years: a person accused of anti-Semitism was, without any argument being allowed, declared to be involved in pogroms and placed against the wall to be shot. Not only anti-Zionists, but the best representatives of the intelligentsia of Russia, could be accused of being anti-Semitic, and so too could anyone one felt like accusing of it. People saw who was exercising power in Russia and expressed their discontent with it. 90% of the members of the Cheka - the Soviet security organ, 1918-1922 - were Zionists. Apart from the law on those involved in pogroms, the Zionists practised genocide against the ethnic groups inhabiting Russia, and they did so by accusing people of counter-revolutionary activities, sabotage, and so on, irrespective of whether or not the people in question really had conducted such activities. It was standard practice merely to put them against the wall to be shot."


My hunch is that the world financial elite, using Masonic secret societies and intelligence agencies, is responsible for 90% of terrorism. The purpose is to manipulate people into advancing the goals of the New World Order, which includes destroying true religion, nation states, democracy, race and family. They are running a protection racket. They are empowered to protect us from this "terror." Zionists or Americans who carry out their agenda could end up holding the bag if something goes wrong, or as I should say right. Remember they are challenging the greatest power in the universe: God, or Truth as witnessed in the souls of all human beings. They are most vulnerable now on the 9-11 attackwhich they perpetrated. If we rise up as one to demand the truth about this atrocity, their obscene criminal enterprise will start to unravel.

The Occult elite psychopaths monitor our every breath 21 Dec 2005

On Friday, the New York Times suggested that the Bush administration has instituted "a major shift in American intelligence-gathering practices" when it "secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without [obtaining] court-approved warrants."

But in fact, the NSA had been monitoring private domestic telephone conversations on a much larger scale throughout the 1990s - all of it done without a court order, let alone a catalyst like the 9/11 attacks. In February 2000, for instance, CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft introduced a report on the Clinton-era spy program by noting:

"If you made a phone call today or sent an e-mail to a friend, there's a good chance what you said or wrote was captured and screened by the country's largest intelligence agency. The top-secret Global Surveillance Network is called Echelon, and it's run by the National Security Agency." NSA computers, said Kroft, "capture virtually every electronic conversation around the world." Echelon expert Mike Frost, who spent 20 years as a spy for the Canadian equivalent of the National Security Agency, told "60 Minutes" that the agency was monitoring "everything from data transfers to cell phones to portable phones to baby monitors to ATMs."

Mr. Frost detailed activities at one unidentified NSA installation, telling "60 Minutes" that agency operators "can listen in to just about anything" - while Echelon computers screen phone calls for key words that might indicate a terrorist threat. The "60 Minutes" report also spotlighted Echelon critic, then-Rep. Bob Barr, who complained that the project as it was being implemented under Clinton "engages in the interception of literally millions of communications involving United States citizens."

Crooked lawyer stabbed to death in Spain 21 Dec 2005

A FORMER lawyer barred from working in Scotland after an embezzlement scandal has been stabbed to death on the Costa del Sol. Leslie Williams, 53, had been living as a tramp in the Spanish city of Malaga when he was knifed in the chest during an argument in a street market. Mr Williams, who was also known as Laurence, was found dead by a woman walking her dog in the early hours. He had been in the city for five years and was well-known to local people in the Huelin area where he was often seen begging, accompanied by his dog, outside a supermarket.

Mr Williams, from Glasgow, is believed to have slept in the loading-bay area behind the store, where his body was found. Police say that an argument began when he reproached a fellow vagrant for taking drugs. Tempers flared and the victim was stabbed. When emergency services arrived they found him with a single knife wound to the chest, and were unable to resuscitate him. A 35-year-old man has been arrested by Spanish police investigating the murder, which occurred on 27 November.

Mr Williams was a member of the Law Society of Scotland until he was struck off in 1996 for embezzling more than Ł1,800 from his clients to pay for his parking tickets. Formerly of Caledon Street, Mr Williams was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal. He later pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to criminal charges of embezzlement and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service. Desmond Finnieston, the defence advocate, told the court: "This is not a case of a solicitor embezzling money to pay for a flashy, champagne lifestyle. Instead it is a tragic case of a man caught up in a financial mess and unable to cope. In one day alone he took Ł500 from a client's account to pay outstanding fines."

He took the money over a three-year period while working for the Glasgow law firm of Stewarts, Nicol, D&J Hill. After he was caught, Mr Williams began working for BT. A spokeswoman for the Law Society of Scotland said: "We can confirm that Mr Leslie Williams was a member of the Law Society until May 1996 when he was struck off for embezzlement." It is believed he later moved to Bebington, near Liverpool, and enrolled with the Law Society for England and Wales in 1998.

Psychopaths running USA and UK 21 Dec 2005

There is ONE thing for certain that can be said about the vast amount of information our organisations are gathering from ALL parts of the world ,that the MASONIC controllers who are by the day being exposed on modern technology are going to absurd lengths to try and put the CAT back in the BAG. In their psychotic minds they assume by taking draconian measures they can shut down ALL means that are being used to expose the MASSIVE criminality that includes TORTURE ,CHILD ABUSE and massive land and property theft in the UK and USA .This WONT happen as THESE evil bastards are now more than ever before being shown to have used MOST of the mass media to brainwash us with propaganda which is in direct conflict with what is now finally coming out through all the available channels as never before.

We are now more than ever proving without a shadow of a doubt ,a sinister secret society network that is controlling the world through stealth ,torture and manipulation and we have proof of their modern version of being hung drawn and quartered using mental hospitals to firstly incarcerate whistleblowers ,then MURDER them either through drugs or beatings.Please forward anything to your contacts that may assist in alerting and educating those who have not YET been victims of this system but who know in their hearts that there has been an EVIL influence unduly undermining their wellbeing,be it from their employers,banks ,government institutions or any area of law enforcement that impacts on their lives. We have an elite group of BULLIES enslaving us all ,who must continue to be exposed ,as neither the UK or USA are in any shape or form democratic . We see the same two horse race being won by the same ILLUMINATI selections on both sides time and again getting into power.NEITHER have our citizens interest at heart but only the continued bullying and threats to our lives, ensuring their secret societies reap the rewards of ALL they continue to enslave.

Everyone should ensure the world is warned of this enormous threat ,before they create even more CHAOS to direct attention away from the EVIL they perpetrate supposedly to protect us.They do nothing of the kind but mearly weaken us all so they can continue their reign of TERROR but only if WE the PEOPLE allow them to do so.

Understanding Torture(USA style) 21 Dec 2005

by Jay Pickard

The President of the United States George W. Bush and his National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, ("Condi" to her friend) have gone on the record emphatically stating that the United States does not employ torture as a method of obtaining information from detainees. Yet Vice President Dick Cheney recently went before Congress to try to exempt the CIA from proposed anti-torture legislation.

What exactly is torture, and what methods do the CIA employ? According to Merriam-Webster, torture is defined as:

1 a : anguish of body or mind : AGONY b : something that causes agony or pain

2 : the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure.

One method allegedly used or not used is called "waterboarding". Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, defines waterboarding, "In the medieval form of waterboarding, a victim was strapped to a board and tipped back or lowered into a body of water until he or she believed that drowning was imminent. The subject was then removed from the water and revived. If necessary the process was repeated. "There are other forms of waterboarding, but all of them have in common that the victim almost drowns but is rescued or re-animated just before death occurs. The torture is designed to be both psychological and physical. The psychological effect is that the victim is led to believe that he or she is being executed. This reinforces the torturer's control and makes the victim experience mortal fear. The physical effects are extreme pain and damage to the lungs, brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation and sometimes broken bones because of the restraints on the struggling victim."

Recent examples of some of the other methods the CIA uses or doesn't use were plastered in newspapers and on television last year when a soldier (Spec. Joseph Darby) stationed at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq released the infamous photos that were taken by U.S. troops. Ironically, Abu Ghraib was the same location Saddam Hussein allegedly used to torture his detainees. These included hooding the prisoners, stress positions, sleep deprivation (detainees were interrogated for up to 20 hours at a time), forcing them to remove their clothes, intimidating them with dogs, exposing them to near- freezing temperatures and dousing them with ice water, prodding them with devices called "cattle-prods", which delivers a powerful electric shock at the push of a button. The CIA dubs these methods, "no-touch torture". Some of them are hardly new; they were used during the Spanish Inquisition. The hooding was known then as, "masks of mockery", the stress positions were inflicted with a mechanical device in the Inquisition known as, "the crippling stork". The "no-touch" method of "the crippling stork" forces, through threats and intimidation, the prisoner to assume contorted positions and maintain them for hours on end. Another favorite that may or may not be used by the CIA is a variant of the strappado, where the prisoner's hands are chained to the ceiling and his feet are shackled, sometimes with weights attached and he's then lifted into the air. Wikipedia defines strappado as, "a form of torture in which a victim is suspended in the air by means of a rope attached to his hands which are tied behind his back. Weights may be added to the body. A variant of strappado (the medieval inquisition name), is also known as reverse hanging or Palestinian hanging (allegedly because of its use in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) and has been reported used in the Middle East as well as by institutions that practice torture.

"There are three variants of this torture. In the first one, the victim has his arms tied behind his back; a large rope is then tied to his wrists and passed over a beam or a hook on the roof. The torturer pulls on this rope until the victim is hanging from his arms. Since he has the hands tied behind the back, this will cause very intense pain and possible dislocation of the arms. The full weight of the subject's body is then supported by the extended and internally-rotated shoulder sockets. While the technique shows no external injuries, it can cause long-term nerve, ligament, or tendon damage. The technique typically causes brachial plexus injury, leading to seizures or paralysis in the arm. "The second variation is similar to the first, but a series of drops is added. In addition to the damage caused by the suspension, the fall from the suspended height would cause major stress to the extended and vulnerable arms, leading to broken shoulders. It is believed that Niccolň Machiavelli, during his 1513 imprisonment after allegedly conspiring against the Medici family in Florence, was subjected to this form of strappado.

"In the third variant, the victim's hands are tied to the front. The victim is also hung from the hands, but his ankles are tied and a heavy weight is attached to them. This will cause pain and possible damage not only to the arms, but also to the legs and hips. This variant was known as squassation." The CIA has two training manuals for interrogators, KUBARK (the CIA's name for itself) Counterintelligence Interrogation-July 1963, and Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual-1983 which were obtained by the Baltimore Sun:

The KUBARK manual leans more toward hands-on, with chapters including, "The Coercive Counterintelligence Interrogation of Resistant Sources", "Pain", and "Debility". But, after experience in Vietnam, it was found that the "no-touch" methods appeared to be more effective, leading to the updated 1983 manual. According to an article in Briarpatch, July/August 1998, the coercive methods that the manuals detail are arrest, detention, deprivation of sensory stimuli, threats and fear, debility, pain, heightened suggestibility and hypnosis, and the use of drugs. These measures are designed to "destroy [the subject's] capacity for resistance" by inducing regression. "The interrogatee's mature defenses crumble as he becomes more childlike." The manuals emphasize isolation, disorientation and the creation of "unpleasant or intolerable situations." Interrogatees should be arrested early in the morning, blindfolded and stripped naked. They should be held incommunicado, deprived of food or sleep and normal routines and subjected to "extremes of heat, cold and moisture." Interrogation rooms should be dark, soundproof and without windows and toilets. Victims of the "hands-on" methods the CIA uses or doesn't use in Iraq have been found with electric drill marks, cigarette and/or blowtorch burns, and the old-fashioned beatings with rifle butts and other blunt objects. These methods are strictly outlawed by the Geneva Convention, but the Bush Administration, on the advice of Alberto Gonzales (who called the rules "quaint") refused to follow the convention on suspected terrorists. So, in the memorable words of Donald Rumsfeld, "Who knows?" Does the CIA torture or don't they? Are we to believe our elected officials or, say, the photographic evidence released from the Abu Ghraib prisons? Or former CIA officer Bob Baer who told ABC that the CIA techniques amounted to, "bad interrogation. I mean, you can get anyone to confess to anything if the torture's bad enough."? Or the anonymous (for obvious reasons) CIA officers who described to ABC on the same program six techniques called, "Attention Grab, Attention Slap, Belly Slap, Long Time Standing, Cold Cell, Water Boarding."?

Jay Pickard [send him mail] is a freelance writer who spends his spare time as a Produce Clerk, auto detailer, merchandiser; dodging black helicopters and, thanks to the high cost of the current low value US Government, dangling precariously from the poverty line in Florida.


By: Charles “Scott” Vaught, - Delegate, Ark. Constitutional Convention 1979-80 District 11, (Citizens Rights Committee)

The American Court System has been fundamentally altered, right under the noses of the distracted American people. In the place of our great Article III, Constitutional Courts of Common Law, are altered Courts of Legislative Equity, secretly administering the Laws of Commerce by operating “In Chambers,” under the Rules of Admiralty. The modern Court retains in every minute detail, the illusion and appearance of our former great Courts of Common Law. However, every thing therein is a staged reproduction, a created illusion, emulating and mimicking the former US Courts of Law in exquisite detail. In Errie Rail Road – v – Thompkins (1938) The US Supreme Court Ruled: “All Law is Commerce.” This Landmark Ruling ended the era of US Courts of Common Law and ushered in the New Age of American Jurisprudence. All Commerce being “The Laws of Contract,” went sailing over the heads of most of the legal illiterate American People.

The Alteration began in 1939, with a Lawyer dominated US Congress, combining “Law” and “Equity” Jurisdictions for American Courts. And in 1966, another Lawyer dominated Congress added Admiralty Jurisdiction to the admixture of “Law” and “Equity” for American Courts. This alteration is seen Codified today in the Uniform Commercial Code, which has now been adopted by virtually every State of the Republic. And, most recently having been Ruled by the US Supreme Court: “The Law of the Land,” in essence, supplanting even the US and State Constitutions.

The Judge

In the present US Courts, the illusion of a seated Judge in a Court of Law, Is in reality: An Administrative Chancellor in Legislative Equity, seated “in Chambers” as a third-party debt-collector; an Administrative employee of a Private, for-profit, Foreign Corporation, titled: US Inc. and incorporated in the State of Delaware.

The Bailiff

A Foreign Mercenary Enforcer, an employee who physically enforces by executing the Ruling / Sentence of the third-party debt-collector and Administrative Officer of the Foreign Corporate State.

The Prosecutor

The paid “False Witness / Informant,” who is in conspiracy with the Administrative Officer, and who exclusively is permitted to enter hear-say evidence under the guise of an “Information” into the record of the Court. Even though, he himself was never a party to any alleged Contract with the accused, nor has he any first-hand knowledge of the facts.

The Accused / Defendant / Respondent

The poor misguided American fool who arrives in Court with Constitution in hand. Who believes that even after 200 hundred years of our neglect to defend it, that the Constitution still somehow remains the guardian of our Liberty. He will be bitch-slapped into instant reality, when told by the Court: “The Constitution does not apply!” He will pay the penalty and return to his arm-chair Patriot status of waiving the flag once a year, TV Football games, and hearing the ever increasingly controlled News Media, telling him how great it is to be a “free American!” And perhaps upon Sunday, he will attend a Judeo-Christian Church, who in co-conspiracy (for the price of their Harlotry,) will instruct him: “To obey those who have the rule over you (Romans 13),” appropriately omitting the remainder of the verse: “…who have spoken to you the word of God!” And, never, ever mentioning: “Resist Evil, and it will flee from you!”

Yes, “You can fool some of the people some of the time. And that’s enough to make a decent living!” (W C Fields).

Central Bankers Seek Totalitarian Power 9 Dec 2005

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

The "War on Terror" is a ruse by central bankers to control every aspect of your life. Rereading "The Red Symphony" recently, I was shocked to read an insider's statement that the bankers are not content with infinite wealth, but want unlimited power. "The Red Symphony" is a 1938 Stalinist Secret Police (NKVD) interrogation of Christian Rakovsky, a Soviet ambassador who was a close associate of Leon Trotsky, Rothschild's agent. I introduced this explosive 50-page document to my readers two years ago. It strips the veil from modern history and explains the real meaning of Revolution, Communism, Freemasonry and War. It was not intended to become public knowledge. The translator, a Dr. J. Landowsky, made an unauthorized copy. The human experiment is endangered by private interests who have usurped the function of money creation. Modern history reflects the gradual process by which they transfer all wealth and power to themselves, destroying Western Civilization and creating a world police state.

Rakovsky, whose real name was Chaim Rakover, was sentenced to death in Stalin's purge of the Trotskyite faction of the party. Leon Trotsky wrote in his autobiography, My Life, : "Christian G. Rakovsky... played an active part in the inner workings of four Socialist parties-- the Bulgarian, Russian, French, and Roumanian--to become eventually one of the leaders of the Soviet Federation, a founder of the Communist Internationale, President of the Ukranian Soviet of People's Commissaries, and the diplomatic Soviet representative in England and France ..." Rakovsky tried to convince his interrogator that Stalin should cooperate with the bankers who "are just like you and me. The fact that they control unlimited money, insofar as they themselves create it, does not...determine the limits of their ambitions . . .The bankerSince that time every war was a giant step towards Communism." After the murder of [Illuminati member Weimar Foreign Minister] Walter Rathenau in 1922, the Illuminati give political or financial positions only to intermediaries, Rakowsky says. "Obviously to persons who are trustworthy and loyal, which can be guaranteed a thousand ways: thus one can assert that those bankers and politicians [in the public eye] - are only men of straw . . . even though they occupy very high places and are made to appear to be the authors of the plans which are carried out." In 1938, Rakovsky outlined three reasons for the upcoming Second World War. The first is that Hitler began to print his own money. "This is very serious. Much more than all the external and cruel factors in National-Socialism." Secondly, the "fully developed nationalism of Western Europe is an obstacle to Marxism...the need for the destruction of nationalism is alone worth a war in Europe." Finally, Communism cannot triumph unless it suppresses the "still living Christianity." He refers to the "permanent revolution" as dating from the birth of Christ, and the reformation as "its first partial victory" because it split Christianity. This suggests that the "conspiracy" also contains a racial or religious factor. "In reality, Christianity is our only real enemy since all the political and economic phenomena of the Bourgeois States. Christianity controlling the individual is capable of annulling the revolutionary projection of the neutral Soviet or Atheist State." Now the Central Bankers are promoting World War Three as in "The Clash of Civilizations." Substitute Islam for Christianity above.


Our beliefs must adjust to the truth and not vice versa. Apparently, the truth is that a relatively small clique of Jewish banking families and their non-Jewish allies in the leading families of Europe and America have usurped control of money creation, and with it the destiny of the world. This overclass owns or controls most of the world's largest corporations, media organizations, intelligence agencies, secret societies, universities, politicians, foundations, think tanks and NGO's. It also appears to dominate organized crime. Sept. 11, the War on Terror and Iraq are part of an inexorable process by which this overclass increases its wealth and control. The end goal is a world police state in which the masses will be deprived of their wealth, freedom and possibly their lives. Neo Cons are really Neo Com-munists. They jeopardize the security of their fellow Jews (as well as all Americans) by their evil machinations. Jews should follow my example and repudiate them. The overclass wants us to see it as a "Jewish problem." This way it can deflect blame onto innocent Jews and then dismiss opposition as "hatred" and "prejudice." The problem is mainly one of money creation (credit) that has led to an untenable concentration of wealth and power a few hands. Almost everyone who is "successful" in society, Jewish or not, is forced, wittingly or unwittingly to align themselves with the overclass. Our religious, cultural and political institutions have been subverted. This explains the false quality of social life in the West. As we celebrate Christmas, let's remember Christ's message: God is Love. God is more powerful than the satanic force that holds mankind in its thrall. But His will cannot be done unless men do it. Whatever the cost, doing nothing will cost more. The affluence we now enjoy is part of an age old plot to ensnare and enslave humanity.

Court says Iraq protest is a crime 9 Dec 2005

A peace campaigner who stood outside Downing Street reading a list of the British soldiers killed in Iraq was convicted yesterday under a controversial new law which bans unauthorised demonstrations within one kilometre of Westminster. Maya Anne Evans, 25, was found guilty of breaching section 132 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, following a three-hour trial at Bow Street magistrates' court in London. She was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay Ł100 towards costs.

Evans, a vegan cook from Hastings, Sussex, was arrested on October 25 as she stood next to the Cenotaph in Whitehall and read out the names. A fellow campaigner, who was reading out the names of dead Iraqi civilians, was also arrested. The court heard that the two conducted a peaceful "remembrance ceremony" and had intended to ring a bell for each of the names read out.

Evans spent five hours in Charing Cross police station before being charged. She said yesterday that she wanted to appeal against her conviction but was willing to venture back into the exclusion zone even if it meant going to prison. Evans, who has no previous convictions, said: "I think I got the minimum sentence but I still feel aggrieved that I have been found guilty." Her solicitor argued that the prosecution breached the Human Rights Act.,2763,1661945,00.html

Womens aid policies abuse children 7 Dec 2005

Action call over children access

MSPs will consider whether to introduce tougher punishment for parents who fail to allow access to children after the break-up of a relationship. Many fathers believe the current system is unfair and does not work. Some MSPs feel there should be a wider range of sanctions in the Family Law Bill, which will be debated next week. But such a move is being resisted by Scottish Women's Aid, which wants more pressure to be put on parents who do not turn up for contact visits. At the moment, courts can order the parent who has been given custody to offer access to their former partner. More thinking has to be done to ensure that where a court has made that decision that we should try to ensure that it is implemented Pauline McNeill Labour MSP

Those who refuse to co-operate can in theory be jailed - but no parent has yet been sent to prison for such an offence by a Scottish court. Some MSPs believe there is a better way to handle such sensitive cases. Labour MSP Pauline McNeill, the convener of Holyrood's Justice 2 Committee, said she had two main concerns. "The first is that the court has already decided that it is in the interests of the child to see both parents and then has made an order, and you would normally expect that order to be enforced," she said.

'Very costly'

"I realise it is a very difficult question because you cannot force people to do things, but I think more thinking has to be done to ensure that where a court has made that decision that we should try to ensure that it is implemented. "Also, these cases are very costly to the parent who is challenging the system." There are moves to introduce community service for uncooperative parents in England, an idea which is supported by some Scottish fathers who have been denied access.

Research needed

However, Louise Johnson of Scottish Women's Aid said criminalising parents was not the answer. "It cannot be looked at in terms of bringing in another criminal offence and that is not the way forward," she said. The Scottish Executive said more research was needed before it would form a view on whether new powers were necessary.

Kennedy and the bankers 6 Dec 2005

United States Notes - vs. - Federal Reserve Notes

Only a few months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Joseph Kennedy visited his son in the White House. An employée testified later on at a hearing at the Congress on oath, that she had overheard part of the conversation between the president and his father in the Oval Office from an adjoining room. The president was suddenly shouted at loudly by his father: "If you do this, they will kill you!"

One of his most important act as a President amounted to a sentence of death - his own. On July, fourth 1963 President Kennedy signed a presidential decree, the "executive order number 11110" that ended the validity of the former "executive order number 10289". This presidential decree authorized the President of the US to bring back the issuing of bank-notes to the power of the state. To assess the range of this act by office of President Kennedy it's first necessary to realize the fact on what impudent manner the mightiest nation in this world is fooled - to this very day - by a dozen of private bankers. In the US the state has authorized a privately owned and run financial bank since 1913 to transform value-less paper into money by means of a printing-machine. Subsequently the sovereign (?) American state buys this printed paper - called "dollars" in the meantime - from these private bankers for a high rate of interest, to pay with it the public servants, the military, the social systems, space research and all the other tasks of a state.

What at first sight looks like a bad joke, was started 1910 in a fully documented conspiration of bankers, and was made law under the leadership of the German-American banker Paul Warburg after diversion without example and fraud against the American people under the cover of - Christmas season. The renowned Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., father of the famous Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic for the first time in a single flight, called this enormity the biggest crime in the history of the United States. According to my assessment it was even the biggest crime in all of the world, since, in the course of time, the consequences of it laid themselves like a touch of pestilence around the globe To bring down this so-called Federal Reserve Act of 1913 had been the intention of President Kennedy. He wanted to bring back to the Congress their obvious and natural right to print money under their own direction. It would have been entered into the circulation of money in the US to the benefit of the whole nation. The mighty parasites by way of interest would have lost this easy income. A great moment for mankind - if you consider what signal this presidential "coup d'état" would have effected internationally!

Documents from Congress that were released only recently prove that President Kennedy had even started to have printed this new state-owned money with the name "United States Notes", and to have it circulated. The amount of 4 billions of Dollars was circulated at his life-time in bills of 2 and 5 Dollars. When Kennedy was assassinated the new bills of 10 and 20 Dollars were ready for issuing in the federal printing house. These were destroyed immediately after his assassination by the twelve private banks of which the Federal Bank is composed. The "United States Notes" that were already circulating, were withdrawn from circulation in an inconspicuous concerted action of all private banks in the US, that is exchanged for "Federal Reserve Notes". (There are no other banks in the US than "private banks".) The American people and the rest of the world weren't told anything about it. Since that time (1964) no President of the US dared to gain say the might of the big money.


CCTV staff 'spied on naked woman'

Two council workers used CCTV cameras to spy on a woman as she undressed for a bath, a court has heard. But the men were themselves caught on a camera monitoring Sefton Council's CCTV control room, Liverpool Crown Court was told. Kevin Judge, 42, of Crosby, Merseyside, and David Welsh, 40, of Anfield, Liverpool deny charges of voyeurism. Mr Judge and Mr Welsh were recorded playing back the video of the woman, the court heard. Mr Welsh denies a second charge of misconduct in public office.

These cameras were misused - instead of focusing on streets and car parks they focused on a young lady inside her own flat Peter Davies, prosecuting Two other men have admitted offences relating to the investigation. One man has admitted voyeurism and another misconduct in public office. Peter Davies, prosecuting, said "These cameras were misused. Instead of focusing on streets and car parks they focused on a young lady inside her own flat, where she was in the bath, where she was undressing, where she was going to the toilet. "The cameras were focused and manipulated on her while she was believing she was enjoying her privacy." Mr Davies said the cameras first focused on the woman as she greeted her boyfriend and spoke with him in the front room.

Binoculars gesture

After the man left, the woman ran a bath and walked around the flat undressing. The images, which were automatically recorded on a computer hard drive, captured full nudity, as well as the woman in her underwear. Mr Davies said the camera monitoring the CCTV control room showed Judge turning down the lights as the film was shown on a large screen. He added: "Mr Welsh is seen to be in an avid and animated mood. He is seen to point to the screen and raise his hands to his eyes in a gesture to suggest binoculars." The trial is expected to last a week.

More black robes and more blood sucking attorneys 6 Dec 2005

by DocMercer

My observation is that those who wear the badge have changed over time. My conclusion is they have changed over time because the way they are used has changed over time. I further submit that this is a primary, pre-meditated part of the real war on America. With treason from within, and collusion from abroad, a full-scale assault on America has been under way for decades. Violent wars, as we know wars, are just part of the plan and basically serve other purposes. The real war on America is economic based. This decades long assault is culminating even now. Badges are a part of it. For one thing, they are like vacuum hoses. They suck up cash and your very hard earned substance. They leech your productivity, time, energy and attitude, too. Look at it for yourself. Two premises to start with are these. Laws should be liberating. Cops, at all levels, should serve and protect the public so that we have the liberty to enjoy our pursuits.

Is that what we're actually living with?

How many federal, state, county, city and township law enforcement departments do you know of that strive to downsize year after year? Spend some time in city court and see how many people get cited, what they get cited for and the exorbitant fines handed out for those citations. It nothing less than legalized armed robbery. Spend some time in county court to see the same kind of thing. How many people are there charged with what kinds of "crime" and how much or what does it cost them? Jails and prisoners are profit centers too. Here's a big one that is a whole project by itself. Spend some time in civil court and check out that action. They are in your pocket book and your personal life so deep you would not believe it until, not unless, it happens to you. So we have to have more courts, more cops, more prosecutors, more black robes and more blood sucking attorneys. Go to court without one, any court, and you will be penalized for it in some way whether you recognize it as such or not. Attorneys play the game. You have to support the players. Courts and cops play the game. You have to support them too. Now consider this. Earn a dollar locally and spend it in a locally owned business and that dollar can turn over in your community eight, twelve or even fifteen times before it relocates.

How many of those court related dollars, a multibillion dollar industry, support you or serve your local community? How many of those increased insurance premiums every year buy food for your family or serve your community? How many of those dollars that go to the state and the Fed do you get back? How much more of the tab for more, bigger and better courts can you stand to pay? How many more black robes do you want to support and how many attorneys do you want to make wealthy? The strategy that has been used and is being used against America is economic collapse, leaving a vulnerable and malleable citizenry. To facilitate this collapse, the mechanism for containment and control of the citizenry after collapse has been steadily strengthened. The money to build and strengthen this infrastructure and mechanism that will serve as your oppressor as it serves your master, as is common practice, is being extorted out of you. You have the privilege of paying for the privilege of having your time, productivity, liberties and dollars stolen.

Jacking up your financial cost of survival while diminishing your earning capacity has a way of contributing to the decline of the dollar. Add this court system related assault to the other very effective assaults on the dollar. You can already see the results. To feed the mechanism you have to have troops in the trenches, the badges. Though I know there are very few exceptions, some years ago I read a psychologist's research on cops and criminals. He summed up his analysis this way. "The big difference between a bad guy behind bars and the cop who put him there is one thing. A badge." I have lived and known cops across this country. I am alarmed to realize that with economic collapse, all those badges will have jobs, paychecks, authority and an even freer hand to do as they choose to do plus a willingness to do as they are told. Congress will not protect you. They never have. They are part of the problem. The courts will not protect you. They are a carefully crafted part of the problem. That breed has been bred by somebody else for their own purpose, not ours. We must get our thinking hats on and begin to plan, now, how to protect ourselves from the badges gone bad, many of them clueless, and the enemy behind them.

Death by Protective Order 6 Dec 2005

Death by protective order

On Nov 15 at 7 p.m. the Alexandria Human Rights Commission held a public hearing on the Alexandria Police internal affairs investigation on the tragic shooting death of Lewis Barber on April 27. Lewis Barber was issued a protective order April 23 directing he not contact his wife Robin or his 9-year-old son Phillip. On April 26, Lewis, being distraught, forcibly took his son from his wife and brought him to his house. An 18-hour standoff with the Alexandria police led to Lewis Barber being shot to death by the Alexandria Police.

The Alexandria Police Department did a good job explaining why the police officers had to use deadly force in the last 6 seconds of the encounter, but left open for further review the tactics used and the extent to which nonlethal methods could be more effectively applied. A better question though, was how this could happen to a man who, by all accounts, even that of the Alexandria Chief of Police was a loving father and husband. More specifically why was there a protective order barring Lewis Barber from seeing his son?

The protective order was granted at the request of his wife, who intended to leave him and their marriage. There were two reasons: a 1998 incident in which Lewis' wife claimed he fired shots in their home's attic and the fact there were guns in the house. Lewis collected Civil War firearms. The investigation should have focused more on why an alleged incident seven years earlier and legal ownership of firearms warranted barring Lewis from having contact with his son. The morning after the protective order was issued, the police showed up at Lewis Barber's house while his wife was leaving and told him he could not contact his wife or son. Put yourself in Lewis Barber's place and imagine what it like to see your wife leaving and the police saying you are not allowed to contact your 9-year-old son for at least two weeks and then only after a hearing to demonstrate your worthiness to do so. Most people in this situation would be beyond anger and frustration. In fact, this would drive most people crazy. The protective order became a self-fulfilling prophecy; put the conditions in place to make Lewis irrational and then used the irrational behavior to justify the protective order.

Protective orders are a real life version of "Minority Report," the Tom Cruise science fiction movie where the legal system believes it can accurately predict a crime before it occurs. A one-party claim is all that is required to obtain a protective order, which can be issued after a hearing of no more than 5 or 10 minutes before a judge or magistrate, who only need believe the claims to be plausible. No attempt to contact the accused party is made and no proof or evidence is required. In fact, protective orders are very often and too easily misused by one parent to gain advantage in a child custody battle and are a device to keep the family home in a property settlement. Once one spouse has gained custody of their minor children and the house through a protective order, it is difficult for the other party to secure significant custodial time with their children and almost impossible to regain the house.

Protective orders can also provide cover and shift blame from spouses who may have initiated the break-up by having an affair or simply becoming bored with the marriage. Lawyers and other advocates willingly take part in this protective order fraud through the advice they give their clients. Judges and magistrates err on the side of caution because they don't want headlines of a murder or serious injury if they don't grant a protective order. The irony here is the judge who issued the protective order led directly to Lewis Barber's death and left his son Phillip less protected because his father is no longer alive.

RON GRIGNOL A Fairfax County resident and a defense consultant. He is also a shared parenting and family law reform advocate and recent Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates from the 43rd district.

Girl charged over school slashing 5 Dec 2005


A 12-year-old schoolgirl has been charged in connection with an alleged attack on a fellow pupil who was slashed across the face. She is due before Sheffield Youth Court on 12 December following the attack at a school in the city in October. South Yorkshire Police said: "She has been charged with Section 18 wounding."

Her victim had to have 30 stitches in her face following the attack. It is believed a blade from a pencil sharpener was used in the incident.


Family courts' veil of secrecy will lift to win back public confidence

· Reform to quell 'festering' doubts over justice system
· Judges may let public and media into hearings The curtain of secrecy hiding what goes on in the family courts of England and Wales is to be lifted, after concerns from senior judges and MPs that it damages public confidence in the administration of justice, the Guardian has learned. The move follows claims by parents accused of child abuse and by divorced fathers denied the right to see their children that the courts are unaccountable and have mishandled their cases behind closed doors.

The judges believe that lifting the veil, while preserving the anonymity of the family, would help dispel fears that courts are removing children from their families on flimsy or dubious medical evidence, and that miscarriages of justice are widespread in the family justice system. A government consultation paper in the spring will outline a range of options for reform. The most radical would be to open the courts to the media and the public, subject to the judge's right to exclude the public in particular cases.

That would be in line with a recommendation in February from the Commons constitutional affairs committee, which said: "A greater degree of transparency is required in the family courts. An obvious move would be to allow the press and public into the family courts under appropriate reporting restrictions and subject to the judge's discretion." Less radical would be to make it a rule that all judgments are published in family cases, unless there are exceptional circumstances. At present, judges publish judgments at their discretion if they consider them to be legally important.

The restrictions on publicity in England and Wales go much further than those in Scotland and other Commonwealth countries such as Canada and Australia. Not only are the media and public excluded from family courts - except the magistrates' family proceedings court - but publishing anything that has happened in a children's case, including unpublished judgments or evidence from expert witnesses, without the judge's permission is contempt of court. The solicitor Sarah Harman fell foul of this provision when she sent information about a Munchausen syndrome by proxy case to her sister, Harriet Harman, then solicitor general, as well as to her client's MP and several journalists. The law has now been altered to allow disclosure to MPs, but not to journalists.

Mr Justice Munby, the judge who found Sarah Harman guilty of contempt of court, is a leading advocate of greater openness in the family courts. His strongest criticism of her in the case concerned - and probably the main reason why she was suspended from practising law for three months last week by the solicitors' disciplinary tribunal - was for misleading the court by applying to release information without admitting that she had already done so.

In a recent lecture Mr Justice Munby made a strong plea for more transparency, suggesting that the current restrictions may even breach the European convention on human rights and concluding: "It really is time that something was done about all this." Because of the secrecy, he said, "misunderstandings about how the family justice system operates are allowed to grow and fester unchecked and uncorrected".

He added: "If opening the family courts generally to the public is a bridge too far - but is it, and if so why? - then surely there is a compelling case for opening all the family courts to the press, in the way in which the family proceedings court already is." As long as anonymity was preserved, he suggested, "what would be the damage, either to individual litigants or their witnesses or to the public interest, in allowing the media access to the family courts?"

A move to greater openness is also supported by the president of the family court division, Sir Mark Potter, and other senior judges. But family law barristers have advised caution, pointing to fears that witnesses, particularly family members and doctors, who have been vilified in the media and who are increasingly unwilling to act as experts in childcare cases, would be inhibited about giving evidence. Local authorities are also expected to oppose further relaxation of the court restrictions. end quote,,1657702,00.html

Relief for Halifax fraud victims 5 Dec 2005

THE Halifax has finally agreed to pay back the victims of IOU swindler Graham Price - with interest. The bank bowed to pressure yesterday and agreed to make ex-gratia payments to investors who lost cash to the gambling mad branch manager. The 58-year-old who ran the Halifax's West Swansea Gowerton branch was jailed for 12 years this month for stealing Ł7m from the Halifax and swindling Ł3m from 84 private investors. The married father of two who squandered the cash on horse racing, expensive cars and holidays left the now infamous "IOU Ł7m" note for a Halifax auditor in the branch's vast, empty safe. His victims, including people in their 70s, 80s and 90s, had to cope with losing life savings, family legacies and hard won savings.

Some had to give up their retirement and go back to work while others have had to sell their homes and buy cheaper properties. And to make matters worse many of them were being pursued by the Halifax because "interest payments" given to them by Price in fact belonged to the bank and had to be repaid. But yesterday their nightmare came to an end. The bank issued a statement promising it will ensure investors are put back in the position they were prior to their investing with Price, hopefully by Christmas. A spokesman said, "In addition, Halifax will pay investors a 'best buy' rate of interest (5%) on their original investment. "We want to end the stress experienced by investors as a consequence of Price's fraudulent actions.

"Halifax has carefully reviewed all the documents available to it, including the appropriate information from the police. "This was a long and complicated task which inevitably has taken some time. Based on this information, the HBOS Group is now in a position to write to the investors believed to have been defrauded and to put right the wrong done by Price." Yesterday, investors greeted the Halifax announcement with caution but with relief.

One, who lost more than Ł15,000, said, "We want to see the Halifax offer before thanking them but I understand they genuinely want to make good the wrong done by Price. "People have had to go back to work after retiring after being left high and dry by Price. I hope some of them can now retire in peace." Price set up a bogus land investment scheme, but there was no land. Investors were offered unrealistic interest rates - in some cases up to 270% - and then invited, under false pretences, other investors to join his so-called 'investment scheme'. Price stole the investors' money and to make it look realistic made fictitious payments out of money given by "new joiners" to the scheme. When that ran out he raided the Halifax safe.

The Halifax spokesman said,"The details surrounding the Price case are very specific and the ex-gratia settlements reflect these circumstances." Using details supplied to the police by the investors, the main elements are: Halifax will reimburse customers who lost their original capital with Price. No individual will suffer any capital loss. Halifax will pay a 'best buy' rates of interest to investors for the length of time that they invested their money with Price. Halifax will not ask the small number of investors who received fraudulent interest payments greater than the value of their initial investment to repay them.

Most investors in Price's fraudulent scheme received false interest payments worth less than the value of their original investment. Halifax will ensure that customers are put back in their original position. The spokesman said, "The Halifax will shortly write to the 84 people who, according to police records, invested with Price to confirm the action it is taking." Gower AM Edwina Hart said,"I am overjoyed at the Halifax announcement. "I was first contacted by constituents last December and they have lived with the awful prospect of losing all their savings for twelve months or so. "I recently wrote to the HBOS (Halifax Bank of Scotland) Chairman, Dennis Stevenson, to ask him if Halifax could perhaps find some way of assisting Price's fraud victims." Jennifer Ellis, 58, of Penclawdd, former secretary of the Gower Golf Club, once worked in Price's Halifax branch in Gowerton.

She thought she had lost Ł120,000 to her former boss as she invested her life savings. Yesterday afternoon however she said, "I can't believe it...I'm still shaking and I only heard the news an hour ago. "Everyone I have told has burst into tears with sheer relief." Mrs Ellis had to come out of retirement and currently works as a secretary in Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea and chairs the Graham Price Victim Support Group. She said, "In a way going back to work took my mind off things but now I hope I'll be back to where I was before I invested with Graham Price."

Forcing Pills on Patients is Not the Answer 5 Dec 2005

MEDIA: human rights in mental health - 4 Dec. 2005

Richard Dean Townsend -- a long-time client of the mental health system -- was shot four times by police in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, and died.

TODAY the local newspaper in Corvallis carried articles about the aftermath:

Forcing Pills on Patients is Not the Answer

When David Oaks hears someone suggest that compulsory drug treatment is the solution to mental illness, it horrifies him. Thirty years ago, while a student at Harvard, Oaks was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was locked up and forcibly injected with psychiatric drugs. The experience was so humiliating and frightening that when Oaks finally graduated, he dedicated himself as a human rights advocate, to ensure that others in the same situation would never be forced into medication.

Oaks is now director of MindFreedom International, a nonprofit organization that unites 100 different groups around the world in speaking out for human rights in mental health. Speaking from his Eugene office, Oaks talked about the questions raised after the death of Richard Dean Townsend last week at the hands of Corvallis police officers. Townsend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and allegedly came at police with a metal rod when he was shot four times. According to relatives, Townsend had not been taking his prescribed medication.

"It's just a horrible nightmare," Oaks said of Townsend's death, but he also viewed it as an opportunity to explore what's going wrong with the structure of support for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. Too often, the quick solution is to blame medication, or the lack thereof, for the problem, he said. "It's reduced to a bumper sticker approach of 'Keep them on their drugs.'" Forcing people to take psychiatric drugs is actually a human rights violation, he said, and he disagrees that it provides any sort of solution. "There's new evidence that the latest neuroleptic drugs are not necessarily any more effective than the older neuroleptic drugs, and they're tremendously more expensive," Oaks said.

And even more importantly, studies now show that long-term use of high-dosage neuroleptics causes the brain's frontal lobe to shrink. While he supports an individual's right to choose to take medication, he said creating a range of humane alternatives including a network of peer support, counseling, and supported employment and housing opportunities is what's really needed to address the mental health crises being faced by many individuals. Marie Parcell is on the board of directors of BEARS (Band of Empowered Advocates Reclaiming Self-Determination), a group that advocates for the welfare of mental health clients. The group has looked to other communities as models for how Corvallis might respond to people in crises.

In Eugene, the White Bird Clinic offers a 24-hour crisis service center, as well as something known as the Cahoots Bus, a mobile crisis intervention unit that is called upon for non-criminal incidents. The responders get involved in crises, including intoxication, disorientation, substance abuse, mental illness problems and dispute resolution, according to its Web site. Parcell said she liked the idea of trained responders intervening whenever possible to de-escalate a situation before law enforcement has to get involved. "If in the middle of some kind of unusual stress, a police person is coming towards you, it isn't conducive to reducing that stress," Parcell said.

She also hopes that a community-wide meeting will be organized to discuss ways to address the current situation with new ideas. "Some people are really angry, and others are pretty scared," she said. Jody Parker, who is also involved in advocacy in Corvallis, said she's worried that the debate over medication is threatening to overshadow what really happened to Townsend. "What's at stake here is what the police should do in this instance, and it's not a mental health issue. It's the question, 'Why was he shot four times?'" Parker said. "These are the things people should be asking. What strikes me most is that it has become a mental illness issue and not 'How will the police deal with people in the future?' Are they going to get training so they won't do this again? This is what the community should be discussing. Not whether or not he should have been on his meds."

Corvallis community advocate Steve Hoop has long been involved in promoting reform of the mental health care system and in fair treatment of mental health clients. After news of the death of Townsend, Hoop decided he wanted more information. "Gary (Boldizsar, Corvallis police chief) needs to come forward with a town meeting and explain what the policy is regarding lethal force," Hoop said. Hoop also would like to see the police department go through training that specifically addresses dealing with people diagnosed with mental illness.

"Someone who is traumatized isn't necessarily going to respond in the way (the police) expect them to respond," Hoop said. Hoop said those in the mental health system are among the most marginalized groups in society, and advocates are few. Without the opportunity for employment or the ability to support themselves, many people spiral downward. "This problem started 25 years ago," Hoop said. "There are needs in this community that haven't been met."


Straw's torture flight quiz

JACK Straw has sent a second letter to the US government demanding answers over the alleged use of British airports for CIA "torture flights", Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

Straw was last week pressured into writing to Condoleezza Rice, his US counterpart, in Britain's capacity as president of the European Union, to request "clarification" of claims that the CIA had used private jets to ferry terror suspects for interrogation - even torture - in secret prisons in Europe.

The Foreign Secretary's second letter, which is understood to have been written on behalf of the British government, follows growing anger on both sides of the Atlantic at the so-called "extraordinary rendition" missions passing through British airspace or stopping at airports across the country. Straw's letter to Washington asks Rice for more details on the flights. Rice, the US Secretary of State, will be forced to answer the EU-wide concerns about the so-called "black sites", set out in Straw's communication, when she visits Europe this week.

But Scotland on Sunday has established that the Foreign Secretary has also made an individual approach to Britain's closest ally for more information about US activities in, and above, the UK. The approach came as it emerged that a US civil rights groups says it is taking the CIA to court to stop the transportation of terror suspects to countries outside US legal authority. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is acting for a man allegedly flown to a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, said the intelligence agency has broken both US and international law.

"It is wrong for anyone to say we have not pressed the Americans on this," one senior source close to the Foreign Office said last night. "We have asked questions. We have done it officially and less officially and we hope to start getting some more information on this in the next few days."

Straw is understood to have written to Rice last week, appealing for more information on the scale and nature of CIA flights through the UK. Campaigners claim that CIA-owned jets have passed through UK airports - including six in Scotland - on more than 200 occasions since the start of the international war on terror four years ago.

Ministers have been accused of displaying a "lack of curiosity" in not questioning the flights in the past. But their belated attempts to find out what the CIA planes have been doing in the UK since 2001 were last night greeted with caution by civil rights campaigners.


THEY go by names such as N581GA and N44982, N8068V and N379P - featureless identifiers that reveal nothing of their intriguing role in the fight against international terrorism.

The aircraft of the "ghost fleet", the CIA-owned collection of jets that has criss-crossed the globe diligently and incessantly since September 11, 2001, have been regular sights on the tarmac of Scotland's airports.

On at least 170 occasions, at Prestwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leuchars, Inverness and Wick, the Gulfstreams have touched down and hung around for anything from a few minutes to overnight stays. Yet, while the world's news pages have gradually come alive to allegations of "extraordinary rendition", to the prospect of detainees being carried on the planes, drugged and ferried to "black sites" where they could be tortured in private, they have remained unmolested by the UK authorities.

It was a remarkably neighbourly gesture, particularly at a time of increased international scrutiny, when other foreign governments were either demanding explanations from the Americans or banning "ghost flights" from their air space. Chris Mullin, a Foreign Office minister until earlier this year, last week observed that his colleagues had shown a marked "lack of curiosity" about the developing mystery surrounding the flights.

Human Rights minister Ian Pearson attempted to set the record straight, telling MPs: "When it comes to 'black sites' and, indeed, when it comes to rendition ... it is right for us to ask the US for more information, and we are actively doing that."

As of March, 108 detainees were known to have died in US military and CIA custody. At least 26 deaths have been investigated as criminal homicides.

The justification for the UK staying out of the issue may, however, be taken away from politicians and the legal system, if human rights campaigners are successful in forcing the authorities to take action to investigate the growing suspicions.

Wedded to the State 4 Dec 2005

by Stephen Baskerville, PhD

Writing recently in National Review Online, Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), describes the huge social costs of family breakdown and the benefits to children and society of marriage. He also points out that his agency spends $46 billion each year on programs "the need for [which] is either created or exacerbated by the breakup of families and marriages." He rightly argues that we need to address this costly "family breakdown" problem. In fact, one could look beyond his Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and even HHS and make a similar point about virtually all programs for law enforcement, substance abuse, and school performance.

Indeed, his argument demonstrates more than that the runaway growth in domestic government spending is attributable to family breakdown. It is also an acknowledgement that the federal government and its hangers-on have a clear self-interest in broken families. ACF and the half-trillion dollar HHS generally constitute a massive in-house lobby of social workers, psychotherapists, lawyers and others who are not so candid as Dr. Horn about how they depend upon a steady supply of fatherless and troubled children to justify their huge consumption of tax dollars – dollars that in turn subsidize and increase the number of such children. The fact that Dr. Horn has a tiger by the tail may explain why, as remedy, he can offer only palliatives in the form of yet another government program, this time state-sponsored psychotherapy: "Through marriage education, healthy conflict-resolution skills can be taught." In what Christina Sommers and Sally Satel have called in their book title, One Nation Under Therapy, does anyone really believe that our multi-billion dollar family crisis is due to a lack of communication workshops and anger-management classes? And do we really want the federal government defining (and potentially re-defining) the terms of marriage?

The smorgasbord of programs Dr. Horn lists is more than a response to broken families; it is a major cause of broken families. Before we initiate new federal programs, we ought to remember the first rule of public policy intervention, which is to first examine the effect of existing programs to see if adjusting them may correct the problem. Could our current public programs and policies be contributing to the family breakdown problem, and, if so, how can we alter them to yield better results? Dr. Horn provides a good example of how a federal program can be altered to become much more socially productive. Our welfare system used to be a major direct cause of family breakdown or non-formation. We used to pay poor mothers not to marry or work. With welfare reform, we changed that system to allow them to marry and no longer pay them not to work. As he notes, this change in the system has been a huge success. Our welfare rolls have decreased, and child poverty has declined. Similar political courage will be needed to address the other known public programs and policies that are undermining marriage. These include:

(1) The states have failed, since the 1960's, to treat marriage as a real contract. Currently anyone who wants out of a marriage can unilaterally end it without penalty. This is not what was intended when marriage laws were changed in the 1970's. "No fault" divorce was to be allowed only when both parties agreed to it. This would have made marriage more like a real contract, with less interference by the state in the matter of its ending. Instead, marriage has become a non-contract, with no protection for those who invest in it.

(2) Paternalistic "family" courts and new laws have seriously undermined fatherhood. There has long been a huge bias in divorce courts to grant custody of children to mothers. As this bias threatened to diminish, feminists pushed through the Violence Against Women Act, which makes it easy for any mother considering divorce to toss the father out of his own home and claim the family assets, including the children, simply by accusing him of domestic violence. No evidence or formal charge is required, and domestic "violence" need not even be violent. Shared parenting provisions would end this winner-take-all lottery.

(3) Federally funded state child support systems set excessive awards and penalize non-payment harshly, even when the circumstances for non-payment are clearly outside the control of the payer. Child support awards are so high that the children have become a profit center for middle class divorcing moms – an additional financial incentive for them to divorce. As Kimberly Folse and Hugo Varela-Alvarez write in the Journal of Socio-Economics, "Strong enforcement…may… lead to the unintended consequence of increasing the likelihood of divorce." Yet in a striking slight-of-hand, disbursements under the "healthy marriage" mantra have actually gone less to counseling than to child support enforcement. Is it any surprise that divorce in families with children is almost entirely instituted by the moms? But young men have gotten the message and are increasingly avoiding marriage and avoiding having children inside or outside of marriage. These men are scolded for their lack of "commitment" by the National Marriage Project, whose interpretation Dr. Horn is using to formulate policy. But no man in his right mind would start a family today if he understood how the federal government subsidizes the stealing of his children and his own incarceration for an assortment of newfangled gender "crimes" they make it impossible for him not to commit. Exhorting people to marry is pointless so long as marriage is a bate-and-switch carrying financial rewards for those who break it. People will simply not invest in a worthless investment, no matter how much you preach at them. If marriage was a worthwhile investment, we would see more of it.

Stephen Baskerville [send him mail] is a political scientist and president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children. The views expressed are his own.

Copyright © 2005 Stephen Baskerville


By Greg Szymanski

Dan Nelson has lost faith in his country, lost faith in most everything.

Disillusioned, he's had a bitter taste of what it's like to buck city hall, a bitter taste of getting pushed around by government thugs. For most of his life, Nelson, 45, lived peacefully as a carpenter in Livingston, Montana, a place where the biggest excitement comes from inside the bowling alley and bingo parlor Then six months ago, all hell broke loose after he stumbled across some sensitive 9/11 evidence. And, looking back, he should have stuck to bowling or bingo because ever since taking on 9/11, his life has turned into nothing but “a living hell, including death threats as well as being zapped by high-powered microwave weaponry.

Simple Montana Carpenter Targeted by Microwave Weaponry

Although it sounds clandestine and complicated, Nelson's misadventures unraveled in a relatively straightforward manner. All he did was peruse 9/11information from every source on the planet and then take a magnifying glass to the video tapes, a technique not used by many people but one that ingenuously turned up some rather unusual results. Whatever Nelson uncovered, it definitely struck a government nerveť as only hours after he tried to publicize his information on radio and television, government helicopters and agents were swarming down on Livingston, something Nelson admits never happened before in his small hometown. In order to finally go public and protect his life, Nelson recently appeared on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The Investigative Journal, on the Republic Broadcast Network at (see archives), telling this incredible story about the treatment he received after trying to go public about 9/11. In his own words, he recalls what sounds like a Hollywood CIA spook movie:

Ever since I tried to let people know about what I found out about 9/11, I have had many things happen. Within 12 hours of leaving a message on the phone of a popular radio host, I had a light green helicopter follow me where ever I went. The next day, after it first appeared, it showed up again at my friend's house and he will verify the incident. Two days after the helicopter incident, two men in a car tried very hard to run me and my daughter off the road while we were on my motorcycle. Then the next week another man was killed one evening on that same corner where I was driving, his body not uncovered till the next morning. What was strange that he was riding a bike the same color as mine and we have the only two like it in town. Since that first incident, three more times cars have tried to force me into wreck within miles of the same spot, one of the times again with my daughter on back of the motorcycle, forcing me to speed away at 120 miles per hour just to save our lives. Further, I've even had the sheriff's car try to hit me in town, and then just drove off. I also had a semi try to rear end us. My daughter was also run off the road once when she was driving my car alone and there is a police report of this one.

And the harassment just never seemed to stop after I saw that first helicopter. For example, I had a man come up to me when I was trying to get into my house and, for no good reason, poke me in the stomach with something which made me very sick, later causing a staff infection. He ran away before I could catch him and as a result I had to take heavy duty drugs. But the most painful was when I felt my insides bubbling, and I was getting very hot as I was washing dishes. The next thing I know I can hear the fluid in my head bubbling and got a massive head ache. I was so disoriented I did not know how to wash dishes any more. I ran out of my home and there were two guys by a pick-up parked right next to my house. One man was holding an antenna right against my window. The other guy saw me and yelled at him. They threw the antenna in back of the truck along with some other piece of equipment and covered it up very fast and left. I tried to remember the plate number, but I am losing my memory each day that passes and my insides are still so raw I cannot work. My legs give out sometimes and my back is killing me. Because of what happened to me I started checking into microwave weapons. Its amazing what they can do to people, I just didn't know they were portable but I know I would have been fried if I didn't run out of my house.

The thing is all of us have been getting smaller doses to where you don't notice it. But it slowly causes cancer in many different parts of the body as well as memory loss and loss of bodily control. Although I am not religious I believe God's hand is around me and I have to do this for the future of all good people. Our whole American history is a lie and I now understand how they keep us in check. It's a huge realization to swallow but my own opinion is we are in very deep trouble. This type of retaliation is usually not associated with a simple carpenter from a small Montana town, but sometimes those who dig too deeply know not what they find. In Nelson's case, he amassed numerous videos, research documents, seismic studies and other 9/11 facts, many of which may have contained messages or information the government wants hidden away. FOX Employee on 9/11 Says He Clearly Saw Cargo Plane With No Windows Hit the Tower. What happened to this video clip?

Although Nelson couldn't pinpoint the exact 9/11 discovery that triggered the life-threatening retaliation, he tried to make some sense out of what had happened by putting the entire ugly experience into perspective. About three years ago, I started spending hours upon hours dissecting the 9/11 video tapes and other information, said Nelson this week in a telephone conversation from his Montana home. “I slowed down the videos frame by frame and used a magnifying glass and what I saw was incredible. I've kept a copy of everything, but I know they have gotten into my computer after I tried to send everything to the media with my explanation. One of the videos Nelson wanted to emphasize, which has somehow been forgotten, is the FOX News clip on the morning of 9/11, where eye-witness Marc Bernbach, a FOX employee, told reporters he was positive what hit the tower was not a commercial airliner, saying it positively looked like a military cargo plane without windows. Also, in the background of the news clip, people are screaming and one lady repeatedly is yelling, That's not an American Airlines plane! That's not an American Airlines plane! (See a copy of this video clip on the new Arctic Beacon web site coming soon.)

Further, the question remains what happened to Bernbach, what happened to his testimony, what happened to the FOX news clip and why has it been hushed up for all these years, except for a brief mention on a 9/11 truth website and now Nelson's revival of the video clip. However, Nelson wasn't content with the on-air version, so he slowed it down frame by frame while using a magnifying glass to uncover other strange things in the background of the clip. This is what Nelson thinks he saw when he slowed things down: In this one frame it looks like someone with an Arab headdress. In the first couple of frames, the lady moves towards the right. There is some kind of stand to the right of her. As she starts to the left you can make out an extended arm with a pistol in it. One frame shows it well. I think the 200 zoom shows it best. I am sure she is shot then starts to fall. At the same time a construction worker on the left walks towards the camera. He looks like he is shot in the chest and then in the last frames he is shot in the head and blood sprays red blood sprays every where. It also seems like there are frames missing. I also don't think the audio fits what people are doing. Everybody nearby might have been shot therefore no real witnesses. Remember at least1000 people were never found.

Another picture uncovered, which gets no coverage, is one with the tower burning and a black object flying near the right side of the tower. When Nelson blew this picture up, it clearly show what looks like a stealth fighter plane. It looks like a stealth, that's for sure, said Nelson, adding he uncovered other video oddities too numerous to mention. However, regarding the video which shows a pod on the lower portion of one of the jetliners heading into the tower, Nelson said: In this one video, the plane does shoot something out from underneath just before it hits the towers and everybody sees that. What they miss, however, is the pod shoots three times before it comes in contact with the tower. You have to go frame by frame and put a magnifying glass up to the pod. You will then see two other dim flashes before the bright one which proves it is shooting missiles to open up the building. There are also things flying past the jet as if it were being shot at which the second video I will send will prove this. It is important to look at it over and over with the magnifying glass then sit back a ways I definitely think I have struck a nerve because they have come at me real hard. These people are going to get me someday, but hopefully I can get a lot of my work out to the public before it is too late.

When government FEARS the People there is liberty 3 Dec 2005

When the government FEARS the People, there is liberty,
but when the People fear the government, there is tyranny.

Shooting Them Finally Comes Into Play
by Liz Michael

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin narrowly escaped having a universal death warrant placed on his head last week. How do I know this to be true? Because I was the one who planned to call for his execution.

Last week, Ray Nagin called for the confiscation of all weapons from all people except police officers. Such an act would have left most of New Orleans defenseless against roving bands of armed thugs. And I mean the ones that weren't wearing police or military uniforms. Accordingly, I had written an advisory that because of that order, New Orleans Police should be considered a hostile force by Americans, their officers should be shot, their vehicles and offices bombed, and their destruction in whatever manner. And the person who gave the order, Mayor Nagin, would have been the first person on the list I would have advised The People to go after.

Fortunately, common sense prevailed. Apparently, the New Orleans Police themselves, and several military troops, advised the powers that be that this was not going to happen. Many cited constitutional reasons. Others just plain weren't going to go in to do the job and get shot themselves by law abiding citizens enforcing their rights. Some just didn't want the victimization of the People of New Orleans by armed thugs not wearing police uniforms to actually be on their conscience. So the order was rescinded. Quietly and without much fanfare. Probably because of embarrassment.

Albeit I am a sinner, following the example of Yaheveh, to wit: repent of your sin, and I will repent of the judgment I had earmarked. Since Ray Nagin and the New Orleans Police reversed themselves and decided not to pursue this unconstitutional avenue, I too, will reverse myself, and not call for their assassination.

But THIS is how close it came.

"They Shot the Bastards!!!"

"Gee, she sounds like a radical" you say. And I suppose I am. But what example am I following? The example of the American Revolution. Beyond all the flowery words, beyond the toil and struggle to build a constitution, beyond the love of liberty, the longing for religious freedom, the spiffy tri-corner hats, everybody forgets the one thing that both initiated, and finished, the American Revolution. That rather inconvenient, for many, fact. That fact that makes the modern devotees of Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi squeamish. What fact? This fact.


Let me repeat that for effect. When the Founding Fathers set upon establishing a free republic, the first order of business was...


When the English general demanded that the colonials turn over their flintlocks, what was the response of the colonials?


Every July 4th. We celebrate the fact that THEY SHOT THE BASTARDS!!! Every Veteran's Day. Every Memorial Day. Yes, we honor the troops. But what do we honor the troops for? We honor them because THEY SHOT THE BASTARDS and often died TRYING to shoot the bastards! Every time you sing "The Star Spangled Banner", you celebrate the anniversary of your forebears SHOOTING THE BASTARDS!!!

Obviously all this talk about "shooting the bastards" make the people who have BECOME the bastards, very nervous. Well, as Thomas Jefferson, that wild eyed radical, said, "When the government FEARS the People, there is liberty, but when the People fear the government, there is tyranny." I frankly am sick of the tyranny, and am up for a little liberty... actually, a lot of it. How about y'all?

The proper role of the militia

Public officials HAVE to be made to understand the way things are supposed to be. In a state of emergency, the proper response is not to confiscate weapons of The People to cause them to be defenseless and powerless. The proper course is that public officials DEPUTIZE armed members of the public to encourage order. You do NOT go to outside agencies first. You do NOT go to private mercenaries first. You go to The People first. If you attempt to disarm the People with the use of police, military or private mercenaries, you and all armed forces you send are subject to being shot or otherwise killed ON SIGHT,

You all need to understand this. We the People are NOT PLAYING.

Let me also remind you all of what precisely the militia is and what they do. The militia is not a bunch of redneck guys in cammies out in the woods practicing shooting their guns... not that there's anything WRONG with that. But what the militia is, as it was in the days of the Founders, is "The Whole of The People". You are the militia. I am the militia. Perhaps we are a "Militia of One". Despite unconstitutional attempts to limit who is the militia, what I have given you is the original, and correct, interpretation.

Let me also remind you that being the militia does not necessarily consist of bearing arms. Someone administering relief aid, and someone administering medical aid, both of which were actually attacked, blocked and prevented in Louisiana, in violation of the Geneva Convention, I might add... they are just as much a part of the People's militia. To interfere with their appointed duties is to engage in a state of war with the American People.

Advisory: Shoot them

What I am about to do now, I do with an extremely heavy heart. I had sincerely wished it would not come to this. But it has. This is a hard article to write. Because I thought that when I wrote it, and I knew someday I would have to, I thought I would be happy, sad, angry, vengeful, something. Actually, all I feel now is hesitant and numb. It is similar to the feeling a general has when he orders his troops into battle. Because what I am issuing is the equivalent of a declaration of war. The "other shoe" of the revolution has dropped in Louisiana. The "enemy" has more clearly defined themselves. Therefore, I am constrained to point out who the enemy is. And shooting them, or otherwise disabling or dispensing with them, has finally come into play.

Advisory #1: Disarmament of the People. Any public official, in whatever capacity, who calls for the disarmament of the People, and calls for the confiscation of their firearms and other weapons, the same public official should be assassinated. And the People should consider a State of War to exist between themselves, and whatever agency or agencies are entasked to pursue this task. This is not an advisory for just America. This is an advisory for all the world. Any organization being seen to be doing this, declared or not, should be subject to the rules of war. They should be shot on sight, and otherwise killed, their vehicles destroyed, their buildings attacked and destroyed.

If you are a public official or a law enforcement officer, your duty is very simple. You don't want to be shot? Then don't become the bastards. Issue no confiscation orders, enforce no confiscation orders, and if an official or an officer attempts to enforce a confiscation order, arrest them. If you must have a charge, try treason, for starters.

Advisory #2: California Highway Patrol. This is a limited advisory, and applies to the California Highway Patrol using the force and color of law outside of their jurisdiction. This advisory is being issued because of the video footage of California Highway Patrol officers assailing an armed elderly lady in her own home, after being ordered out of her home by her. They essentially bumrushed her, assaulted her, took away her weapon, and forcibly removed her from the property. For this cause, we are issuing an advisory that whenever the California Highway Patrol is present OUTSIDE of their jurisdiction, for any reason, and are operating under the color of authority, they should be shot on sight or otherwise killed. This advisory does NOT apply to the California Highway Patrol operating WITHIN their lawful authority and IN their legitimate jurisdiction in the State of California.

Advisory #3: Blackwater Security. Blackwater Security is the firm of hired mercenaries currently working in Iraq. Blackwater Security has been hired by various forces to patrol the streets of Louisiana. Now, I have no problem with PRIVATE companies hiring Blackwater, Wackenhut, or any other security firm, protecting their own PRIVATE property. But they have no right to be in the public streets of America as paid mercenaries, paid to shoot and assault American citizens. So if you see Blackwater Security patrolling your public thoroughfares and streets, shoot them, destroy their vehicles and property, and do whatever is necessary to eliminate them.

Advisory #4: Armed bands of thugs. If you see armed bands of thugs shoot them. I don't need to define thugs. Like pornography, you shall know it when you see it. If in an emergency, if there is a person looking to take advantage of people in your neighborhood through murder, rape, theft of valuables, extortion, etc., don't wait for a court of law or a law enforcement officer. Shoot them. If there is time, you might consider the three S's: Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up.

Advisory #5: Transportation Security Administration. I have believed that the agents of the TSA, engaged in probably THE most unconstitutional behavior in the country today, all deserved to a man and woman to be shot on sight. Since war on the American People is now officially declared, I am now issuing the advisory, that members of the TSA are to be regarded as "targets of opportunity". I would like to caution you all that shooting them in the airports may not be the wisest course, and may result in excessive collateral damage of innocents. But there are plenty of ways to survey, uncover, and eliminate, TSA members. TSA falls into the category of "bands of thugs": they engage in intimidation, sexual assault, and theft on a daily basis, and this is their purpose. Additionally, they are destroying the airline industry and destroying the American right to travel. This month, two airlines have gone into bankruptcy: TSA intimidation plays a key part of this.

Advisory #6: Obstruction of aid. Several instances occurred during the emergency in Louisiana where duly authorized organizations, such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army had persons delivering disaster relief turned away by troops, most of them state of Louisiana troops. Also, many medical professionals seeking to offer assistance were forcibly turned away, and their patients left untreated, forcibly, either by troops or by members of FEMA. In the future, should any offer of aid or any medical care be obstructed by any authorities, you should engage in the removal of such authorities by whatever means necessary, including killing the obstructionists if need be.

Advisory #7: Obstruction of escape. Officials at the Louisiana Superdome also engaged in the activity of preventing people who had gone into the hostile and lawless environment of the Superdome, from leaving the Superdome. In the future, should any persons or entity prevent the egress or escape of persons not charged with a crime, such that they are virtually held illegally in custody, shoot such persons preventing the escape of free people, and give them the regard due to concentration camp guards.

Advisory #8: Animal abusers. In Louisiana, armed individuals operating under color of law, shot dogs to death, even when such dogs were not aggressive and did not represent a threat to anyone. In the future, if you observe any individuals engaged in such astonishing behavior, shoot them or otherwise destroy them.

Advisories not yet issued

I know many of you have your own personal laundry list of people who "need to be shot". Many of you believe various stories that have not yet been confirmed to be true. I had heard, for instance, of National Guard troops confiscating weapons: I cannot confirm or deny that this actually was the case, so I am waiting for more data on this. I also have received the rumor that the levees and canals were purposefully blown up. I cannot confirm that this has factually happened. However, it DID factually happen in the flood of 1927 to destroy poorer Saint Bernard parish neighborhoods in favor of richer New Orleans neighborhoods. Read it for yourself at:

Olive Branch to the enemies of the US Federal Government

At this time I also make a plea to some of the enemies of the United States government in foreign lands. Everyone knows who I am talking about. Some of you, because of American interference and excursions into other lands, have declared that you intend to kill us. And here is where I'd like to get your assistance and forbearance. And that is in this thing: don't attack the American People. The American People are not your enemy. Rather, if you must fund something, enable the revolutionary movements within America to assert themselves and supplant this ungodly government. There are literal dozens of them.

There are independence movements for the Confederate States, for New England, for Alaska, for Hawaii, for Texas, for California, for Michigan. There are electoral efforts to overthrow the two party duopoly and to establish a government of the People of America: one such movement can be found at . Don't shoot at us. Rather, help us to overcome and eliminate the current and unlawful Federal Government of the United States. if you wish to bomb federal buildings, and go after military targets, have at it: be our guest. Hey, I will even point out that there is easy access through our southern border, and probably our northern one too, to do just that. Just don't go after the American People. Don't bomb our subways. Don't blow up civilian airliners. Don't kill the civilians, because you are likely killing the very people that may become enabled to engage a détente between your people and ours.

And you foreign individuals, foreign governments, and whomever you are in the world who would like to see the American People overcome their evil government, I encourage you to join us, fund us, strategize with us.

Copyright 2005,

Architects of Deception 2 Dec 2005

Architects of Deception: The Concealed History of Freemasonry


The world we live in may seem frightening and confusing. The politicians and mass media claim that there is no pattern for the turn of events. The idea that there is a hidden connection between various destructive phenomena is usually ridiculed as a "conspiracy theory", which does not fit in with the official world-view. To create order out of this apparent chaos, a key is necessary.

You are holding such a key in your hands. Jüri Lina's revealing book provides an insight into the concealed network behind past and present events. This political system has been built up by forces working behind the scenes – an all-encom-passing deception by the Knights Templar, the Illuminati and today the Freemasons, clearly evident in our present lives. Jüri Lina has collected information and rare documents from many sources to create a record of the devastating acti-vities of the secret societies. He reveals the connections bet-ween the concealed organisations and shows how these have affected history with the aid of puppets like Napoleon, Lenin, Trotsky, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Roosevelt and Truman (all high-ranking freemasons). He examines the magic rites of free-masonry and traces their origins. The reader is shown the real reasons behind several major wars and revolutions, from the French Revolution in 1789 through the Gulf War in 1990 and the bombing of Serbia in 1999.

Finally the author reveals how these evil forces manifest themselves today and what plans they have for the future of mankind. This book exposes many dangerous myths and paints a different picture of the world, a picture, which may be less fair to behold, but which undoubtedly describes the real conditions we are faced with. Hard covered, 592 pages, the price is 50 US dollars or 45 euros.

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”If you shut up the truth and bury it beneath the earth, it will only grow and gather itself to such an explosive power that it will destroy everything in its path the day it breaks free.” Emile Zola

When the book ”Under the Sign of the Scorpion” was published, I did not expect it to be a great success, because I knew that most people, due to the enormous influence of the freemasons over the schools, the mass media and other key institutions, had lost their ability to think independently. It became clear, however, that there were some who had managed to stay clear of the influence of all these lies and understood that something was wrong in contemporary society. These people found answers to their questions in ”Under the Sign of the Scorpion”. They had already surmised that a malicious power was behind the process of destruction, which affects us all, but they needed more facts. People in different countries have read ”Under the Sign of the Scorpion” and have become curious about the background of inter-national freemasonry. But they knew too little about the frightening history and essence of this secret society. This showed the need for a comprehensive book about the dark history, ideology and activities of freemasonry, which would act as a complement to ”Under the Sign of the Scorpion”. Thus there was a demand, which led to that this new book about freemasonry was written. During many years, I have gathered large amounts of important facts, documents and rare source material, which have never been published in ordinary (that is, officially sanctioned) history books. With the help of these facts, a completely different picture of major world events emerges. Without details about the true history of freemasonry, it is very difficult to orientate oneself in today’s world. For this reason, I chose to collect all the ”forgotten” and concealed information and thereby re-create the true history that our masonic leaders have stolen from us. Our civilization has failed in many crucial areas. These failures have been aggravated by the fact that those who have understood the reason for our troubles refuse to speak out. Others have failed to realize the obvious – that hidden economic forces have acted behind the carefully painted scenes and, virtually unopposed, manipulated us towards our present desperate situation. We have been frightened and weakened, and for this reason the enemies of humanity have succeeded with their treacherous conspiracy. The hidden forces were unable to act freely without first removing important facts from our history.

By referring to this concealed information, it has been possible to clearly identify the masonic forces, which have done everything in their power to transform our world into Hell on Earth. We have been damaged mentally, physically and genetically. We have begun to prefer darkness to light. Most of us have chosen to believe in the illusory myths of the freemasons and assisted in the fight against those who have attempted to reveal the true facts. Far too many of us choose to defend these dark forces. The evil forces are close to victory. Those who defend these forces must also share the responsibility for their crimes against humanity. Many of us have become victims of the freemasons and our personal greed. This book attempts to give an overall picture of the circumstances that have led to the distressing setbacks, which have afflicted us, especially during the last 300 years. In order to orientate ourselves, we must finally dare to call those events and these persons by their real names, despite the fact that those responsible have become stronger than ever and officially deny their involvement in all these serious and unforgivable crimes against humanity. The freemasons’ internal sources, however, do not deny these crimes. I will present such concealed facts to make it possible to draw some amazing conclusions and to reveal to every seeker of truth who our tormentors really are. Not being aware of these facts is in itself an evil, because ignorance serves evil. It is for this reason that our rulers want us to believe that a lack of historical knowledge and ignorance about the secrets of nature constitutes true knowledge. Those who do not examine the different aspects of the conspiracy will remain incapable of understanding the world. To them every-thing appears dim and mysterious. Even the ancient Romans said: ”Magna est veritas et praevalebit.” (”The truth is great and it will triumph.”) The freemasons have always been enamoured with large social structures and superstates. They have called the violent social upheavals, which were actually brought about by their grand lodges under the leadership of masonic grand masters, ”great popular revo-lutions”. The Swiss psychologist Carl G. Jung stated: ”The larger the organizations, the more inevitable are their immorality and blind stupidity.” (Carl G. Jung, “Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Ich und dem Unbewussten”, Darmstadt, 1928) We also have clues about what will happen within the European Union – the freemasons’ latest creation. Jung stated in the same book: ”The larger a society or confederacy, the greater the amalgamation of collective factors – which is typical of every large organization – will rest upon conservative prejudices to the detriment of the individual, the more aggravated the moral and spiritual degeneration of the individual.”

Apparently different ideologies have been forced upon us. In actual fact, we have all the time been dealing with different aspects of one and the same ideology – illuminism, propagated by international freemasonry. Only insecure individuals and weak ideologies and religions need to resort to violence in order to assert themselves – Judaism, Islam, communism, national socialism, and others. The hylozoists, who follow the teachings of Pythagoras, have never resorted to violence, nor have the Buddhists. This fact alone shows the value of their philosophical teachings, which can help those souls who seek the truth. For this reason, the freemasons despise the teachings that represent goodness and spiritual development. The socialists (the freemasons’ most effective servants) are parti-cularly prone to using violence in their attempts to murder the soul. They consider it more effective and beneficial to murder the soul rather than the body. The communists got nowhere by destroying people’s bodies. Under the symbol of the Illuminati and freemasonry – the red rose – the socialists are after our souls. The French author Romain Rolland stated: ”The murderers of the soul are the worst.” The socialists are well aware that their falsification of history leads to a society without history. The Russian-Jewish socialist Alexander Herzen stated in the 1850s: ”There is nothing more repugnant than a falsification of history on the orders of those in power.” Marx put his finger on the most important method of the Illuminati: “If you can cut people off from their history, they can be easily persuaded.” While we may ascertain that our leaders conceal facts with the assistance of corrupt ”historians”, we must realize that this falsification of history is part of the conspiracy, since those who control our history also control our future, according to the British author George Orwell. And those who control our present also control our past. All these “isms” are just useful tools for the dark masonic forces that often use various shady ideologies to fill the gaps in their attempted construction of ”a better world for us all”. This is why the freemasons wish to destroy everything connected with ”the old”, that is traditions and common sense. I have visited many powerful lodges all over the world in order to become acquainted with the freemasons’ own material and works. Original sources are the most reliable. It is my opinion that the freemasons, with their unnatural organization, stand on the brink of a vast catastrophe. This book shows how and above all why.

Jüri Lina Stockholm, October 2004

CSA costs 50% more than it raises 2 Dec 2005

THE CHILD Support Agency (CSA) costs 50 per cent more a year to run than it recovers from absent parents, ministers admitted yesterday. The beleaguered agency - whose fate is to be decided by the end of this year - cost taxpayers Ł12 million last year in operating costs, but retrieved only Ł8 million from parents for child maintenance.

The CSA played down the figures, saying they only accounted for money retrieved from the initial contact with the parent and did not take into account any future payments made by that person. However, the figures, revealed to Paul Goodman, the shadow work and pensions minister, in a parliamentary question, triggered calls for the CSA to be scrapped. "This is yet more evidence that the CSA is in a mess," Mr Goodman said. "Squabbles between ministers on the future of the CSA just add to the confusion and lack of direction when families are desperately seeking the money that is rightfully theirs."

It was "no surprise" that the CSA lacked direction as the Department of Work and Pensions, which oversees its work, has had four secretaries of state in fewer than 14 months, Mr Goodman said. Tony Blair last month conceded it was "not properly suited" to its job and told MPs that the CSA was an investigating, adjudicating and enforcement agency rolled into one, making it "extremely difficult" to operate cost-effectively. Yesterday, in an unusual intervention, Michael Martin, the Commons Speaker and Glasgow North-east MP, said he had received "lots" of complaints about the agency and urged MPs to keep pursuing ministers for answers. The CSA has been plagued by problems, leaving many lone parents without payments, while hundreds of millions of pounds in non-collected maintenance has been written off.

MEPs stall inquiry on CIA torture flights 2 Dec 2005

MEPs have delayed judgment on whether to launch a full-scale investigation into reports that the CIA used airports in Scotland and across Europe to ferry al Qaeda suspects to secret jails in eastern Europe. While some MEPs yesterday urged an immediate inquiry, it was decided to wait until the parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on December 13 to 15 to make a decision.

MEPs yesterday accused EU governments of not doing enough to investigate the allegations. The Herald revealed in September that Scottish airports had been used 170 times in four years for flights suspected of carrying Islamic militants to face interrogation abroad. The New York-based Human Rights Watch claims to have evidence of prisoners being transported to Poland and Romania by the CIA, and several EU governments are investigating the claims. In Rome yesterday, Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian premier, and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, his Spanish counterpart, said neither government had any evidence of the flights. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are not aware of the use of UK territory or airspace for the purpose of extraordinary rendition, nor have we received any requests, nor granted any permission for the use of UK territory or airspace for such purposes."

Labour now a radical feminist party 2 Dec 2005

Curran urges women-only rule for safe Labour seats

MEN would be blocked from standing for Labour vacancies at the next Westminster election under a plan set out yesterday by one of the party's leading ministers at Holyrood. However, proposals to force gender balance in the party's representation in councils have been scrapped.

Margaret Curran, the parliament minister, yesterday called for men to be prevented from standing for any vacancies for safe Labour seats at the next election for the House of Commons. But she accepted that Labour should let those with experience in councils have an advantage in the party's selection process for the radically-changed voting system being used to elect Scotland's 32 local authorities in May 2007. Labour's incumbent councillors are overwhelmingly male. It is understood Jack Mc-Connell, as Scottish Labour leader, was among those wanting to introduce gender balance in Labour selections for councils north of the border, particularly as the party lags behind others in its proportion of women councillors. But in an attempt to safeguard their places, it is understood that male councillors have successfully lobbied for the gender balance concept to be dropped.

While conceding defeat on the council front, Ms Curran told The Herald that any vacancies created by retiring Labour MPs at the next Westminster election must be filled by a female Labour candidate chosen from all-women shortlists. This follows a reduction in the proportion of Scottish Labour seats held by women since the May election – only eight out of the party's 41 seats. Only one of the other 18 non-Labour MPs is female, Jo Swinson of the LibDems . The Glasgow Baillieston MSP said: "You've more chance of being a Scottish Labour MP if you're called James or John than if you're a woman, just as there are more Davids in the Tory shadow cabinet than there are women."

The 2007 council vote was seen as a one-off opportunity to increase women's representation, given that it will involve a clear-out of many of Labour's council old guard. Male councillors outnumber women four-to-one in Scottish councils, and incumbents have made sure they have an advantaged position in Labour's selection process. The compromise with women's campaigners in the party is that local Labour parties are being told to prepare new "positive action plans" for their areas to ensure support for women's candidacies. There is also to be a "women's summit" next month, to restart the 1990s women's caucus that successfully campaigned for an equality drive in selecting candidates for Holyrood. Since the 2003 election, 28 of the 50 Labour MSPs have been women, but the most recent survey of councils shows that only 19% of Labour councillors are female.

According to Convention of Scottish Local Authorities research in 2003, that compared with 33% of Liberal Democrats, 25% of Nationalists, and 23% of Conservatives. Ms Curran, one of the women active in the caucus before being elected in 1999, was speaking yesterday at a conference in Edinburgh examining the prospects for women under the new council electoral system. "The background to women's representation is shifting. It's not just a matter of justice, but of electoral advantage to get women's votes. At Westminster, we've got a very bad record of women's representation from Scotland, because we haven't kept our eye on the ball." In England, plans for all-women shortlists were blocked by the party when challenged by men wanting to be chosen, arguing their human rights were being infringed, but there has been legislation passed exempting political parties from legal action under the Human Rights Convention.

Doubts about press as guardian of freedom 1 Dec 2005

We have a serious problem if, as Major Michael Hamilton maintains, "It is the press, not parliament, that is the ultimate guardian of our freedom" (Letters, November 29). During the run-up to the Iraq war, most of the press turned themselves into jingoistic fanzines for Team Tony. The same gang today are largely supportive of government-sponsored attacks on our civil liberties, justified by a terrorist threat enhanced by that same, damned war. Does Major Hamilton really want to trust the same crew? In an otherwise fine piece (November 28) Ruth Wishart pulls her punches on this matter. When I first heard of Blair opposition to a Bush plan to bomb al-Jazeera I assumed the obvious. This was a stunt by some over-enthusiastic Blair groupie. We were meant to think the PM is more than just a quivering lip or a receding hairline beating retreat before advancing layers of slap on a domed forehead. TB really did have the cojones Bush once praised him for.

On Newsnight the same evening I was horrified to hear a prominent US neo-conservative all but confirm its veracity. The commentator was Frank Gaffney but it might as well have been Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld, such is Gaffney's access and authority. Ruth Wishart's journalistic esprit de corps must have its limits. When the Daily Mirror is threatened with the Official Secrets Act for revealing a presidential proposal to bomb an Arab TV channel, they have surely been reached. Newspapers and journalists that can be named were and are accomplices, unwitting or otherwise, in Ruth Wishart's "criminal pretence that everything is on course for our troops quitting that benighted country."

Chief among them are the Telegraph group, formerly run by Conrad Black, now helping the US equivalent of the Fraud Squad with their inquiries; Rupert Murdoch's News International with its strategic goal of shafting the BBC; The Scotsman group, whose now rapidly back-pedalling publisher Andrew Neil shows he retains a keen sense of wind direction. Perhaps worst of all was the cowardly Guardian group which "split the ticket", with The Observer supporting the war. Perhaps they recalled the old Scottish laird's practice of sending one son to fight for the House of Stuart and the other for the House of Hanover, covering the family fortunes whatever the outcome.

The philosopher Karl Popper held that two things were essential: freedom to criticise those in power and freedom to remove them without recourse to assassination. The first of these is really Major Hamilton's "ultimate guardian". The 65% of us who chose the second at the last election were insufficient in numbers to effect peaceful regime change under our voting system. If Popper's Open Society is not to fall to its Enemies we must do better than this. Thomas McLaughlin, 4 Munro Road, Glasgow.

Police urged to reconsider CIA ‘ghost’ flights 1 Dec 2005

CIVIL rights campaigners yesterday asked police to reconsider their refusal to investigate allegations that US "ghost" flights have landed in Scotland, saying there was now sufficient suspicion to merit an inquiry.

Their call coincided with a warning to chief constables in England that, if they do not initiate investigations within a fortnight, legal proceedings will be started against them. It is now almost a year since The Herald revealed that the private jet which American intelligence agencies use to fly terrorist suspects to countries which routinely use torture in their prisons has been allowed to use Scotland as a refuelling base. The Gulfstream V, nicknamed the Guantanamo Bay Express by activists, is on long-term lease to the US government, and is understood to fly suspects from one country to another for detention and interrogation, a process called "rendition".

Former CIA officers and human rights agencies say the prisoners are sent to countries such as Egypt and Jordan, where they are tortured to gain information for the Americans. Although the US government denies torture by proxy, there have been suggestions that the CIA encourages these countries to use aggressive interrogation methods banned under US law. The Herald revealed in September that Scottish airports had been used 170 times in the past four years for flights suspected of carrying Islamic militants to interrogation abroad. Prestwick is understood to be the most used of all UK airports for these flights. Chris Ballance, the Green MSP, asked Strathclyde Police to investigate whether the rendition flights which landed at Prestwick and Glasgow were illegal. He received a reply which indicated police could investigate only where there was evidence of a criminal act in Scotland.

Now John Scott, chairman of the Scottish Human Rights Centre has written to Sir William Rae, Strathclyde's chief constable, urging him to reconsider because there is sufficient suspicion to justify an investigation. Mr Scott said: "It appears that Prestwick and Glasgow airports are frequently used by CIA flights. These flights are suspected of involvement in the abhorrent practice. I am writing to you to seek the same investigation in your area as should now be carried out in England. "The position of ignorance adopted by the Foreign Office is really no answer, either morally or legally. I suggest that there is now sufficient suspicion to justify police inquiries."

Mr Scott included a copy of a letter from Liberty, the human rights campaign group, which has been sent to the chief constables of several English forces, giving them 14 days to take action. Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, said the government was adopting a "hear no evil, see no evil" approach to the flights. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We know that extraordinary rendition is being practised... I think the obligation on our government is much greater than they have so far discharged. We need full disclosure by the government."

Mr Ballance has written to Colin Boyd, the lord advocate, challenging him to make clear that no political pressure has been brought to bear on any possible police investigation of the use of Scottish airports by CIA flights, and calling on him to use his authority to instruct the police to investigate.