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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Source: Canada Free Press
By Gordon Thomas
Pope John Paul II was regularly briefed by the CIA. The revelation will further fuel the controversy about the resignation of Mgr Stanislaw Wielgus, the Archbishop of Warsaw.
His decision to quit, only minutes before he was due to celebrate his inaugural mass, came after he confessed to being an informant for Poland's communist-era secret police and intelligence service.
The news has sent shock waves across the worldwide Catholic fiefdom.
It will also cast a cloud over the cries of those millions of Catholics who had gathered in St Peter's Square two years ago to call for the canonisation of their nation's favourite son. It will raise serious questions as to which other Churchmen in the once-communist world had secret links to the intelligence network.
An MI6 officer, who served in Warsaw during the closing years of the 44 years of one-party rule in Poland, said last week: "There were question marks against a number of senior members of the Church. But the level of their collaboration is now difficult to assess. Some, like Wielgus, were recruited while still at university. Others became collaborators when they began to climb up through the Church hierarchy. This was not unique in communist Poland".
MI6 files indicate that "as many as fifteen percent of priests" in the former communist Poland and elsewhere in the Soviet Union had "some form of collaboration" with the regime.
"A number of those are still in office, some holding high positions. It is how to deal with them that will now give Pope Benedict XVI cause for concern", said the MI6 officer.
Before Christmas he publicly said he had chosen Stanislaw Wielgus to be Warsaw's new archbishop after scrupulous checks on his background and career in the Polish Church -- and that he had been "fully aware of his past in making the appointment".
Now Benedict has been forced to bring out of retirement Cardinal Josef Glemp, the former Archbishop of Warsaw and Primate of Poland -- and a close friend of John Paul.
While Poland's faithful struggle to come to terms with how Poland's security service had established a vast security apparatus, with spies and informers in every profession and workplace, they could draw comfort from the belief that John Paul had played a vital role in freeing them from communism without being tainted by the revelation that has destroyed the reputation of Wielgus.
Indeed, when he was Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Krakow, John Paul had warned his clergy "to avoid any contact with the security forces if possible, and, if not, to report it to a superior".
But shortly after he was elected the 261 pope in 1978, John Paul had received a letter from President Jimmy Carter. It was hand-carried to the Vatican by his wife, Rosalynn. At the end of her private audience she handed it to the pope. One of those who witnessed the moment was Mgr John Magee, the pontiff's English-language private secretary.
Later over a private dinner with me at Rozellas, a Rome restaurant favoured by the Vatican hierarchy, John Magee confirmed the letter was "Washington approval for the pope to be briefed by the CIA on a regular basis".
Almost forty years before, one of the founders of the CIA, General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, had been received in audience by Pope Pius XII and decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Sylvester, the oldest and most prestigious of papal knighthoods.
From that day when Donovan had bowed his head before the pontiff, the CIA had remained ensconced as the prime intelligence adviser to successive pontiffs.
But it would be William Casey more than any other director who, after Rosalynn Carter's visit, developed the CIA ties with the Vatican as John Paul's guide through the murky world of secret intelligence.
It was the CIA who kept him continuously informed on global events. As well as the CIA Rome station, based in the shadow of the Vatican walls, the agency operated a network of what Casey called "our messengers". They included Lee lacocca, the car magnate; Spyros Skouras, the shipping millionaire; Robert Abplanalp, the aerosol tycoon; Barron Hilton, the hotelier; William Simon, a former US Treasury Secretary; and Robert Wagner, the former Mayor of New York who became President Carter's personal envoy to the Holy See. Finally there was Clare Boothe who served on the US government's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which oversaw the CIA's covert operations.
Throughout his long reign, John Paul knew he was never more than a telephone call from the present CIA director. In turn they had the direct line to the ivory-white telephone on the pontiff's desk: extension 3101 in the Apostolic Palace.
Casey's "messengers" unfailingly called the number to let John Paul know "an extra important message" was being hand-carried from Casey, and later his successors.
Those messages remain one of the many secrets stored in the Vatican archives.
But Jonathan Petre, a Vatican watcher, said last week: "The Church can expect to be implicated by more details of its links to the world of secret intelligence".
Gordon Thomas is the author of "Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad", the new edition of which will be published in January 2007. He specialises in international intelligence matters. Gordon Thomas is also the author of the global bestsellers "Pontiff" and "The Year of Armageddon". Both books detail the secret workings of John Paul's papacy. He accompanied the Pontiff on several of his overseas tours, including a visit to Poland.
Posted by Edward Alexander at 6:55 PM
Source: Progressive Daily Beacon
By A. Alexander
Historically speaking the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have a lot in common. Yet, their shared history pales in comparison with their contemporary commonalities. And none of their more recent shared characteristics are more revealing than these:
1. Their leadership is the most committed to the continued war and occupation in Iraq.
2. All three country's leaders are highly unpopular with their respective electorate.
3. Despite the devastating political consequences, all three leaders in all three nations continue to ignore the will of the people they supposedly represent and fiercely defend and, at least in one instance, insist upon escalating the war in Iraq.
Still, perhaps, there is one thing the three nations have in common that is the single most important and defining contemporary characteristic: In each country the Australian-born mega-media mogul, Rupert Murdoch (FOX and FOX News), controls a large portion of the so-called mainstream press. But it is more than that, the Australian Murdoch CONTROLS a great deal of the information being disseminated to the electorate of each country.
In democratic societies, media information is power. The press is the means by which people obtain the information that they use to decide who they will, or will not elect to lead their nation. In Mister Murdoch's media world the U.S., U.K., and Australia are all being led by the candidates that he and his media empire have endorsed. Interesting, too, that all of Mister Murdoch's "boys" are roundly rejected by the people they are supposed to represent and yet, feel no need to submit to the wishes and desires of their respective electorate.
Thanks to Rupert Murdoch's propaganda media, these so-called leaders no longer have to concern themselves with the people...Murdoch's media empowers them with just enough legitimacy and political cover to make them almost relevant. Indeed, the Australian Murdoch's support makes Mister Bush, Blair, and Howard just relevant enough to make them extremely dangerous to the democracies they represent, and, too, the entire world.
The politicians tucked safely beneath the protective arm of Rupert Murdoch's propaganda media, never have to worry about paying the full political price for their failed policies and corruption. They can rule in Roman Emperor-like fashion, without impunity.
Some say Mister Murdoch's politics and global propaganda network simply supports the Conservative political view, but his brand of politics is Conservative in name only. In essence and practice it is much more devious, dangerous, and stygian. Rupert Murdoch's brand of political media is much more akin to a lethal virus that, once unleashed upon a nation, devours the very soul of its democracy.
With little more than a passing glance, as if the invisible hand of Lucifer were at work, one can see that the democracies in the U.S., U.K., and Australia are being torn asunder. In each nation, citizen has been pitted against citizen and the onetime elected officials have begun to treat their people less as co-equals and more like their personal serfs.
And the common thread weaving through the death throes of these three great Western democracies is the Australian-born Rupert Murdoch and his mad propaganda media empire.
Without question, Rupert Murdoch is the single greatest threat to western democracy. The man must be stopped and his global propaganda network dismantled and sold off to national, regional, and local media concerns. Once Mister Murdoch is taken out, national and international laws must be passed to prevent worldwide media monopolies from ever again forming.
By Alan Adaschik
The Constitution of the United States was ratified in 1788. One-hundred twenty-five years later, in 1913 the American dream of self-government died. From this year forward, Americans would live under a different national government, one poised to consolidate all political power within itself and worse, one willing to share its authority with non-governmental organizations whose motivations and intentions may not be in keeping with the best interests of the citizens of the United States. The end result of what occurred was the creation of a parallel or shadow government and that hidden government was the stepchild of the richest men in America. No one realized it at the time, but big business was now in charge and in the future, elected officials would never again tell Americans the truth about how they are governed and the reasons behind what our government does.
Capitalism was the goose that laid the golden egg for the American people and at the turn of the century, Americans were drunk with its bounty and victims of its charms. We failed to realize or understand that the prime motivation of those in business was to earn profits by seeking advantage in the market place and this goal was incompatible with the governmental responsibility of regulating and balancing the conflicting interests of society. Therefore, while the titans of industry were our benefactors as far as creature comforts were concerned, they were also the wrong people to have controlling our government. With them in charge, the fox was guarding the chicken coop and these foxes would prove to be robber barons in every sense of these words. They took care of themselves first and left the scraps to the American people.
Woodrow Wilson was our President in 1913 and like many Americans he failed to understand the differences between our economic system and the governing principles of a democratic republic. Because of this shortcoming, he took the lead in helping the corporate moguls achieve their goals and these actions changed our government from the ideal envisioned by our Founding Fathers to a stepchild of the rich and powerful. His shortsighted actions also planted the seeds for the emergence of what we would eventually come to be known as the New World Order. In 1919, Woodrow Wilson realized the terrible thing he had done and made the following Statement:
“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
Three major changes to how our government functioned and operated were made in 1913. These are passage of the Federal Reserve Act and ratification of Amendments XVI and XVII to our Constitution.
Our Constitution provides Congress with the authority to coin money and regulate its value. This authority is an important and major tool of government because it is can be used to regulate our economy. It should be obvious that such and important power should be retained under the direct control of our government and nowhere else. However, as incredible as it is, in 1913 Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act which created the Federal Reserve System governed by a board of governors appointed by our President. The fly in the ointment is that the Federal Reserve Bank is not a Federal Agency but instead, a private bank owned by private stockholders. While, at the time, no one saw any problems with this situation, it truly is an earth shaking development.
First of all, Congress, according to our Constitution, is supposed to regulate our economy and economic well-being, not a private corporation. However, the situation is far worse than this. As a private corporation, the Fed must have a means to transfer the money it creates to the Federal Government. It also is necessary to balance the money it creates against an asset on its books. This is accomplished by buying bonds from our government. Our government gets the money from the sale of the bonds and the Fed gets the bonds to list as an asset. This is all well and good for the Fed, but it is a terrible deal for us because our government has to pay the Fed interest on the bonds it issues. In other words, Americans have to pay interest on the money created by the Fed, interest they would not have to pay if our government created the money itself as required by our Constitution. As absurd and ridiculous as this situation is, this is not the whole story, because our government needed a funding source for the interest payments in question and this brings us to the next step in our subjugation.
Our government maintains that Amendment XVI to our Constitution was ratified in 1913. This fact that this really occurred is a matter of dispute, but in any case, Amendment XVI states that “Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States and without regard to any census or enumeration”. With this amendment, Congress now had its new source of funds. Citizens would now be taxed on the income derived from the fruits of their labor. Before Amendment XVI this kind of tax was unconstitutional. For the first one-hundred twenty-five years of our Nation’s existence our government functioned without a personal income tax and Americans worked for themselves. However, with the ratification of Amendment XVI, Americans would no longer own the fruits of their own labor but would be forced to share their earnings with the government.
This terrible development is even more terrible when you realize that what really happened with the advent of Amendment XVI was that Americans had been turned into indentured servants to the corporate moguls of the Federal Reserve. We would now be taxed on our labor and a big part of what we pay in income tax would flow into the pockets of the owners of the Fed as interest payments on our national debt. To be sure, today, the Lion’s share of what we pay in income tax goes solely to paying interest on the national debt and almost none of it goes to pay for the services that our government provides to us.
The third step in our subjugation was the most sinister and it also occurred 1913. Our newly created shadow government knew that the only way it would have complete control over us was if the political power of our Nation was consolidated into one place; Washington D.C. This consolidation was accomplished by Amendment XVII to our Constitution which reads, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof.” Americans, at the time and unfortunately, most Americans living today, think this was a wonderful change to our Constitution. Isn’t it better to have people directly elect their representatives in the Senate as opposed to having the state legislators do so as they did prior to the ratification of Amendment XVII?
The answer to this question is no because this ill-conceived amendment removed a defining check and balance enshrined within our Constitution by the Founding Fathers; state government control of our federal government through the United States Senate. Under Amendment XVII, our federal government would no longer be a federated council of state governments as it was supposed to be, but instead, a national government superior to and with authority over the state governments. In other words, instead of the power of our federated government being shared by the states, all political power had been consolidated into our newly created national government. This having been accomplished, our shadow government could now control the political processes of this Nation through a supreme and authoritative national government in Washington, D.C.
Our Founding Fathers, above all other considerations, feared two things:
* The uneducated and impressionable masses of citizens who could easily be swayed by a demagogue or rouge president.
* A national government where the political power of the Nation was consolidated into one location.
To the Founders, both these possibilities embodied the very essence of tyranny and for these reasons they created a United States Senate whose members were appointed by the state legislatures. The Senate was supposed to be a superior governing body to the House of Representatives and also control our President through their approval authority for many of his actions. With the passage of Amendment XVII, this changed. We would now be ruled through our ignorance and as a result, the worst fears of our Founding Fathers had been realized.
There you have it. 1913 was a fateful and terrible year for the American people because it changed how we were governed. The “Federal” Government now reigned supreme over our state governments and corporations were given the power of the almighty dollar over those we elect to serve us. Furthermore, a terrible precedent had been set such that our new national government could outsource key and critical functions that our Constitution provided to our federal government. Even worse than this, a tax on income was created to pay for a service that the federal government was supposed to provide to us for nothing. The sum total of all this is that we were no longer a free and independent people and our economic well-being was in the hands of unelected private individuals whose motivations were to earn profits before all other considerations. Adding insult to injury, instead of being citizens, we had been reduced to being indentured servants to these individuals. We no longer owned the fruits of our labor and only enjoyed what we earned at the discretion of our new corporate masters.
war was looming on the horizon and war is the perfect thing to take people’s minds off of issues that should concern them, so Americans, understanding very little of what had just been done to them, accepted the changes that had been made and turned their attention to defeating the Hun. After all, from the man in the street’s perspective, very little had changed other than he was given the right to vote for his Senators; a victory for democracy. What a great nation we lived in, while dictators were the norm in Europe and the rest of the world, we were blessed to live under a government that was becoming more democratic. The close of the war brought on the boom time of the roaring twenties and everybody was happy; everybody that is with the exception of the American Worker.
The period between the two wars was not a good one for our shadow government. Reality set in and people began to view corporations not so much as providers to the horn of plenty, but more as exploiters of the environment and the American worker. Pollution was becoming more and more evident as corporations ravaged the land to obtain resources and feed the belching furnaces of their factories and sweat shops. Exploitation of the working class was the order of the day and even children were forced to work in dismal factories throughout the land. Reform was necessary, but it did not come easy because our government was controlled by the hidden hand of the industrialists and saw things from their point of view. Nature and land was something to be exploited and so was with the American worker.
In response to the clearly evident abuses and excesses, environmental and union movements arose. Initially our national government worked to stifle these “un-American” upheavals. However, with the power of numbers behind us, eventually, our government yielded to the much needed reforms. The results are what see today; a plethora of governmental agencies and regulations working to protect the environment and improve the lot of the American worker. While these hard won victories served to restore the faith of Americans in our system of government, they were temporary victories at best because they were achieved in spite of and to the detriment of our shadow government. No one could conceive of it at the time, but in the not too distant future our shadow government would ensure that unions would lose their power and environmental concerns would take a back seat to the needs of global corporations.
As fate would have it, the crash of 1929 brought on the great depression. Panic gripped the nation and people started closing their bank accounts and selling off stocks and bonds. Our economic system went into a downward spiral and so did the economic systems of the rest of the world. President Roosevelt saw a way out of the morass and fought the depression by creating jobs and putting people back to work. However, it took a second world war to really turn things around. The nation’s imaginary fears were replaced by a real fear and this fortunately, we were better able to deal with.
Our nation was transformed from within in 1913 and World war II changed it a second time. Prior to the war, we were a nation unto ourselves and were not overly concerned with the problems of other nations or with what they did. The war taught us that the world had grown smaller and we could never again ignore what was going on elsewhere. The advent of the nuclear age brought about because of the war also strongly reinforced this notion. We saved Europe and the rest of the world from the threat of Nazi and Fascist aggression, but had to destroy most of the Europe to do it. Now the onus was upon us to rebuild Europe. Our shadow government loved it. America would be put back to work wiping out all remaining visages of the great depression and we would rebuild Europe with borrowed money that would make these moguls wealthy beyond their wildest dreams.
Our shadow government had been changed as well, but not only by World war II. The Great Depression had rattled its members to the core as they watched the value of their stocks and bonds plunge into the sewer, but they were even more affected by the rise of unions and the environmental movements. These events and eventualities were something that demonstrated that they were not in total control. This frightened them and being movers and shakers, they were determined to do something about it. This determination was the incubator for what we now call the New World Order.
In the future, not only would the corporate moguls be a shadow government for the United States, they would become one for the entire world. Their avowed goal now was to have all governments of the world under their despotic thumb. The truly great tragedy for the American people in this nefarious conspiracy was that the moguls would use our victories, influence, military power, and resources to pull off their plot while, at the same time, driving us deeper into debt and insolvency. They care nothing for this Nation and its people and reasoned that we have had it too good for too long. Everything we owned or held near and dear was available to them; our wealth, our resources, and our children who would serve as cannon fodder in their wars initiated to consolidate their power over the rest of the world.
The New World Order started out as discussions by the ruling elite in the smoke filled rooms of private clubs, but if such a plan was to be realized, the rest of the world, or more correctly, the elite of the rest of the world would have to brought into the plot. Up to this point in time the vehicle for doing this was the so called Council on Foreign Relations, the beginnings of which were a think tank started by Woodrow Wilson to advise him about our options for the postwar world after the defeat of Germany. However, in 1954, a group of the world’s movers and shakers met at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek in the Netherlands, which gave the group its name. The Bilderbergers hold their secret invitation only meetings yearly in five-star resorts throughout the world. A third organization, called the Trilateral Commission, was created by David Rockefeller in 1973. This organization is made up of approximately three hundred private citizens from Europe, Asia, and North America.
The above three organizations, while separate in name, are operated and controlled by the same small group of men and as a result, all of them have worked toward the same goal; consolidation of the worlds economies into one economic union called the New World Order which inevitably will lead to a one world government. This may seem like a good idea to some, but the problem is that the government we are talking about is not a democracy. Instead, it will be an oligarchy directed by what used to be our shadow government and the best term available to describe what this new world government is about is Fascism. If you have any doubts about this assessment then carefully read the following quote by David Rockefeller made in 1991. Mr. Rockefeller is a principle and a key individual in the three organizations just discussed:
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the light of publicity during those years. But now the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
In case you missed the point that Mr. Rockefeller made, in simpler words it is this: we are the elite and because we are the elite, we should and will rule everyone else in the world. When rich and powerful industrialists rule, the name of the game is Fascism and this point was not lost upon one of our greatest presidents, John F. Kennedy.
At some time in his presidency, John F. Kennedy’s was approached by our shadow government with the thought of bringing him into the fold. Apparently, they saw in him a second Woodrow Wilson. However, John Kennedy was an honest man who took his responsibilities to this Nation and its people seriously. Therefore, he rebuffed these advances and was so alarmed by them that he foolishly telegraphed his concerns to the American people by publicly stating, “The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy America’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of their plight.” This statement sent shock waves through our shadow government. Kennedy was a well liked and highly respected President. If he revealed their plans, it would destroy years of plotting and worse, may possibly lead to the repeal of the Federal Reserve Act resulting in their loss of power over the Nation’s economy and the loss of funds necessary to carry our their nefarious designs. President Kennedy had to be silenced.
There is only one way of silencing a sitting president and that is by assignation. Considering what was at stake and the character of the people we are talking about, there should be no doubt about whether or not our shadow government would take a step like this. To be sure, common sense tells us that they would. However, this point is moot because on November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald saved them the trouble by assassinating John F. Kennedy as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. No mere citizen will ever know the truth about President Kennedy’s murder, but placing our faith in the Warren Commission, we can be rest assured that Mr. Oswald was not a paid assassin for the New World Order.
The New World Order has arrived and they are directing us to march toward a one world government. To doubt that this is the case is absurd. We only have to look to GATT, NAFTA, CAFTA, the Common Market and the now the impending Economic Union of North America, to see the truth in this. World government is happening right now and if is going to be stopped we must act before it is too late. We can stop them through the power of numbers, but we must act together as one people in order to do it. They are counting on their ability to keep us divided to ensure their success.
The only sane way of stopping them is through the ballot box and the presidential election coming in 2008 will be our last chance to do this. Have you ever asked yourself if the New World Order really exists, which it does, how come politicians or our elected representatives never discuss it as an issue? The answer to this question is that they don’t because they are not supposed to and because you as a citizen have no say in what kind of world government we will eventually live under. This issue is being decided for you by the New World Order formerly known as our shadow government. The inescapable conclusion that can be reached from all this, is that if our politicians and elected representatives are silent on these issues, then they are part of the problem and not the cure. This being the case, let’s hold their feet to fire and ask them to come clean. Where do they really stand? Are they for America or for the New World Order and Fascism?
Remember, if an elected representative is silent about the issues raised in this article, then by default, he or she is for the New World Order and being so, stands in deliberate gross and flagrant violation of his or her sacred oath of office. In other words the elected representative in question, being a liar, is not qualified to hold office. He or she is also a traitor and our enemy. Don’t let these people fool us any longer. Stand up for our rights as citizens and ask them where they stand on these issues and do not vote for any candidate for office that has not come forth and publicly stated they are against the New World Order and will work against the establishment of a world government in every way they can including the repeal of the Federal Reserve Act. Repeal of that horrendous and despicable Act is the first step that must be taken for Americans to take back control of their government. If a candidate does not so attest, don’t vote for him. If no candidate so attests, then don’t vote. Why vote if the vote you cast is for tyranny, subjugation, Fascism?
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