Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Demonization of the Term "Conspiracy Theory"

In case you ever wondered how the term "conspiracy theory" first became demonized, you should definitely read James F. Tracy's article entitled "CIA Document 1035-960:  Foundation of a Weaponized Term."  Here's an excerpt:


“Conspiracy theory” is a term that at once strikes fear and anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics. Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events off limits to inquiry or debate. Especially in the United States raising legitimate questions about dubious official narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be cauterized from the public psyche at all costs.

Conspiracy theory’s acutely negative connotations may be traced to liberal historian Richard Hofstadter’s well-known fusillades against the “New Right.” Yet it was the Central Intelligence Agency that likely played the greatest role in effectively “weaponizing” the term. In the groundswell of public skepticism toward the Warren Commission’s findings on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the CIA sent a detailed directive to all of its bureaus. Titled “Countering Criticism of the Warren Commission Report,” the dispatch played a definitive role in making the “conspiracy theory” term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question.

To read the entire article, click HERE.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Michael Ruppert R.I.P. (1951-2014)


According to the Napa Valley Register, Michael Ruppert died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound this past Sunday.  Ruppert was the author of Crossing the Rubicon:  The American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil (New Society Publishers, 2004) and one of the earliest and most outspoken critics of how the events of 9/11 were being interpreted by mainstream media.  

The Centre for Research on Globalization has paid tribute to Ruppert's memory by reprinting this 2001 interview with Ruppert that was conducted by Kellia Ramores and Bonnie Faulkner only four weeks after 9/11.  Here's a brief excerpt:


Below is the transcript of Michael Ruppert’s interview on Guns and Butter, which was aired on KPFA, one month after the tragic events of 9/11. Ruppert was first to reveal the forbidden truth: speculative trade on airline stocks based on foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks.
The CIA’s Wall Street connections; with Michael C. Ruppert on Guns and Butter: The Economy Watch with Kellia Ramares and Bonnie Faulkner
FAULKNER: On September 29, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that investors had yet to collect more than $2.5 million in profits they made trading options in the stock of United Airlines before the Sept 11 terrorist attacks. The uncollected money raises suspicions that the unidentified investors had advance knowledge of the attacks. The securities and exchange commission is investigating high levels of short sales and purchases of “put” options, on the stocks of United Airlines and American Airlines in the three business days before the attacks. Short sales and put options are bets that a stock will fall in price.
Meanwhile, the Interdisciplinary Center, a counter-terrorism think tank headed by former Israeli intelligence officers, has issued a report on Osama bin Laden’s finances, saying insiders profited by nearly $16 million dollars on transactions involving the two airlines and the investment banking firm Morgan Stanley, which occupied 22 floors of the World Trade Center. And that report excluded other unusual trading activity involving insurance companies with significant exposure to damage claims resulting from the attacks.
Joining us by phone from Southern California is Michael C. Ruppert. Ruppert is a former Los Angeles Police Department field officer and narcotics investigator whom the CIA twice tried to recruit.
In the course of investigations in the mid 1970s, he came across information the CIA was trading drugs in order to fund covert operations. He was forced out of the LAPD in November 1978 after being shot at and threatened for speaking out about CIA drug activity.
At a Town Hall meeting on November 15, 1996, Ruppert publicly confronted then-CIA director John Deutsch with information about three specific CIA drug operations. The confrontation led to an invitation to appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he spoke and presented written evidence concerning the CIA’s infiltration of and illegal relationships with a number of police departments throughout the country.
Michael Ruppert publishes “From The Wilderness,” a magazine which deals with the effects of illegal covert operations on our society.
He’s here today to discuss his latest article for that magazine . . . about the CIA’s knowledge of, and connections to, the suspect trading that occurred in the days prior to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Michael Ruppert, welcome to “Guns and Butter: The Economy Watch.”
RUPPERT: Good to be here.
FAULKNER: Good to have you. Do you think the CIA had advance knowledge of the attacks? Did they know a specific attack was coming?
RUPPERT: I am absolutely convinced that the Central Intelligence Agency had complete and perfect foreknowledge of the attacks, down to date, time place and location, yes.
FAULKNER: Tell us how the CIA monitors the stock market.
RUPPERT: Well, I have written several stories about this over the years. One of the primary functions of the Central Intelligence Agency by virtue of its long and very close history of relationships with Wall Street, I mean to the point where the current executive vice president of the New York Stock Exchange is a retired CIA general counsel, has had a mandate to track, monitor, all financial markets worldwide, to look for anomalous trades, indicative of either economic warfare, or insider currency trading or speculation which might affect the US Treasury, or, as in the case of the September 11 attacks, to look for trades which indicated foreknowledge of attacks like we saw.
One of the vehicles that they use to do this is a software called Promis software, which was developed in the 1980s, actually 1979, by Bill Hamilton and a firm called INSLAW, in [the] Washington D.C. area. And Promis is very unique for two reasons: first of all, it had the ability to integrate a wide range of databases using different computer languages and to make them all into one readable format. And secondly, in the years since, Promis has been mated with artificial intelligence to even predict moves in markets and to detect trades that are anomalous, as a result of those projections. So, as recently as last year, I met with members of the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] national security staff, who came down to Los Angeles where I am, who are investigating stolen applications of Promis software and its applications, and we reconfirmed at that time that, not only the US, but Israel, Canada, and many other countries use Promis-like software to track real-time trades in the stock markets to warn them of these events….
[END OF EXCERPT]
To read this entire interview, click HERE.

To read Kerena Todorov's Napa Valley Register article, "Sheriff: Author Michael Ruppert Dies of Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound," click HERE.

If you're interested in pursuing the most cutting-edge information regarding the events of 9/11, I recommend this documentary recently produced by an organization called Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth:  9/11 Explosive Evidence--Experts Speak Out (Final Edition).  Click HERE for further information about this documentary.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cryptoscatology Comes to Radio 3Fourteen

A few days ago I was interviewed by Lana Lokteff of Radio 3Fourteen about Cryptoscatology, "The War Against the Imagination," and related High Weirdness.  You can listen to the entire hour-long interview by clicking HERE.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dead Bankers and CIA Agents Are Raining from the Sky

From Bill Gertz's 4-4-14 Washington Free Beacon article entitled "CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide":

"A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.
"CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.
“'We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,' White told the Washington Free Beacon. 'He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing additional information at this time.'
"A source close to the agency said the man who died was a middle manager and the incident occurred after the man jumped from the fifth floor a building in Fairfax County."
(To read Gertz's entire story, click HERE.)

It's important to note that this tragedy occurs only a few weeks after a foreign exchange trader also took a fatal plunge from the top of a thirty-story building in Hong Kong, just one in a series of recent "suicides" among investment bankers linked to JP Morgan.  (Click HERE to read the entire Bangkok Post news report about the premature death of 33-year-old Li Jie.) 

Just a few weeks before Jie's death, 39-year-old banker Gabriel Magee ostensibly threw himself from the roof of JP Morgan's headquarters in London.  (To read further about the suspicious circumstances surrounding Magee's death, click HERE.)

It's also important to note the not-so-secret ties between JP Morgan and the Central Intelligence Agency.  Consider this information from Ron Baitley-Simens' 3-16-14 Neon Nettle article entitled "JP Morgan/CIA Links Raise the Stakes Over Suspicious Banker Deaths":

"Late last year, the U.S. magazine Newsweek reported on the close links between JP Morgan, which has been proven to have been involved in all sorts of financial fraud in recent months, and the National Resources Division, a reported front organisation for the CIA.  

"Describing the group as the 'biggest little CIA shop you’ve never heard of', [Newsweek reporter, Jeff] Stein went on to say that NRD operatives 'cultivate their own sources on Wall Street, [...] recruiting companies to provide cover for CIA operations abroad.'

"[Stein's article] cited the case of Thomas Higgins, a Managing Director and Global Head of Operational Control for JP Morgan.  Higgins was previously the Senior Officer and Station Chief in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, a component of which is the National Resources Division. 

"Higgins’ bio is printed in past brochures of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, where Higgins is listed with his JP Morgan job title, former CIA job title, and as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors for 2013.

"According to a LinkedIn profile, Bud Cato, a Regional Security Manager for JP Morgan Chase, worked for the CIA in foreign clandestine operations from 1982 to 1995; then went to work for The Coca-Cola Company until 2001; then back to the CIA as an Operations Officer in Afghanistan, Iraq and other Middle East countries until he joined JP Morgan in 2011.

"The Newsweek article quotes sources who say that JP Morgan's 'intimate relations with top U.S. corporate executives willing to have their companies fronting for the CIA invites trouble at home and abroad.'

"It may be that at least one of the banker deaths at JP Morgan is the 'trouble' resulting from those 'intimate relations'."

To read Baitley-Simens' entire article, click HERE.  

To read Jeff Stein's 11-14-13 Newsweek article, "The Biggest Little CIA Shop You've Never Heard Of," click HERE.     

Lo!       

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tessa B. Dick & Robert Guffey on YouTube

Back in the fall of last year, Tessa B. Dick (wife of the late Philip K. Dick) interviewed me on her radio show, ANCIENT OF DAYS.  Over the course of an information-packed hour we discussed conspiracies of all sorts:  mind control, gangstalking, science fiction as propaganda, psychological warfare, alien abductions, black helicopters, Men-in-Black, new breakthroughs in invisibility technology, and Phil Dick himself.  That interview is now available to be heard in its entirety on YouTube.  To journey back in time to October 7, 2013, simply click HERE (I enter the show at around 26:00).


By the way, Tessa Dick is the author of two thought-provoking memoirs, PHILIP K. DICK:  REMEMBERING FIREBRIGHT and MY LIFE ON THE EDGE OF REALITY.  You can purchase these books by clicking HERE.  Both are HIGHLY recommended!